"If ... I could take myself, I would," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Never mind that Adrian Peterson has returned to the backfield. Never mind that Peterson has traditionally not yielded many carries to teammates. In 2012, for instance, he totaled 348 of his team's 401 rushing attempts.
The Vikings, however, are expected to use a more balanced approach in 2015. And McKinnon, who flashed as a starter with Peterson sidelined last season, is feeling dandy after undergoing lower back surgery in December.
"Two hundred percent," he declared in regard to his health. "If there is a 300, I feel 300. It's all good."
McKinnon averaged 4.8 yards per carry a year ago, which buoyed his confidence.Analysis:
Heuerman -- a third-round pick in this year's draft -- hurt his knee back in May, but is making good progress on his way back from the injury.
"I wouldn't call them big strides," he said with a laugh on Thursday, "not literally, because they're actually pretty small strides—but I'm making progress."
Heuerman will likely miss the entirety of this upcoming season, but that hasn't put a damper in his recovery.
"Each day’s a bigger step, which it kind of sounds corny and it kind of sounds like I’m just saying that, but it really is," Heuerman said.Analysis:
Gurley tore the ACL in his left knee during his final season at Georgia.Analysis:
"I knew I wanted that. I kept thinking, 'This is going to be big for me,'" Cruz said, per NFL.com. "Either it's going to make me, or it's going to break me."
Cruz played in six games last season before injuring his knee. He caight 23 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown before going down.Analysis:
Davis signed with the Patriots last month, but previously spent his first seven seasons with the Redskins.
Davis missed all of the 2014 season due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.Analysis:
Cunningham pleaded guilty to charges last month, that included invasion of privacy and admitted to posting revealing photos of his then-girlfriend online without consent.
A state Superior Court judge in Union County sentenced Cunningham, a NFL free agent, to three years probation and to participate in mandatory anger management counseling.
Cunningham spent last season on injured reserve with the Jets after tearing his Achilles during a preseason scrimmage.Analysis:
"Yeah, I'll definitely be ready for camp," he told he Baltimore Sun. "I'd doing pretty good. I'm getting there."
Mosley contributed to 133 tackles as a rookie in 2014 to lead the team. He hurt his wrist in December, but played in every game.Analysis:
Lane is trying to recover from a compound wrist fracture and ligament tear in his knee, which he suffered in the Super Bowl. He is unlikely to be healthy enough to participate when training camp opens.Analysis:
Bentley was returning from a torn ACL sustained during the first week of the 2014 season. Bentley was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Lions out of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Bentley was competing for the nickelback role in the secondary.Analysis:
Bostic is dealing with a back injury, which has prevented him from practicing with the team.Analysis: