Report: Cowboys try out RB Daniel Thomas
by Jason Butt |
(5/21/2015) The Cowboys are in the market for another running back with Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle as their top three guys at the moment. 

Therefore, Dallas could be looking to add another. According to The Baltimore Sun and National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Cowboys worked out running back Daniel Thomas on Thursday. 

Thomas was with the Dolphins the previous four years and totaled 1,480 career yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. The Cowboys also worked out Ben Tate and Felix Jones. 

49ers' Carlos Hyde unable to practice, Mike Davis does
by Jason Butt |
(5/21/2015) 49ers second-year running back Carlos Hyde was forced to watch Thursday's OTA practice from the sidelines, according to the San Jose Mercury News

Hyde is dealing with a leg injury that isn't considered serious. 

Rookie running back Mike Davis did practice despite injuring his thumb on Wednesday after catching a pass from Colin Kaepernick. 

“Kap, man, I didn’t know he could throw a ball that fast,” Davis said. “I still caught it.”

49ers rookie Mike Davis injured by Colin Kaepernick pass
by Shawn Krest |
(5/21/2015) 49ers rookie running back Mike Davis is the latest San Francisco player to suffer a hand injury trying to catch a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Randy Moss, Stevie Johnson and Bruce Ellington have all suffered various hand and finger injuries from Kaepernick's high-velocity passes. 

After a 49ers OTA, Davis tweeted, "Kaep owes me a new thumb." 

Bills would like 300 carries from LeSean McCoy
by Shawn Krest |
(5/21/2015) New Bills running back LeSean McCoy has led the NFL with 627 carries over the last two seasons. He shouldn't expect a reduction in his workload on his new team.

Bills' running backs coach Anthony Lynn said, "I’d love to see him get that many rushes. If he’s getting that many touches, that means that we’re winning ball games, we’re running the ball. We’re controlling time of possession. We’re setting up the play action. We’re doing some good things if he touches it that many times," per the Buffalo News.

"I think he’s got a lot of good years left in him at 27, going into his seventh season," he said. "I talk to the guys all the time about Curtis Martin. This guy led the league in rushing his ninth year."

Browns sign draft pick Ibraheim Campbell
by Shawn Krest |
(5/21/2015) The Browns signed fourth-round draft pick Ibraheim Campbell , a safety out of Northwestern. The deal was a reported $2.79 million salary with a $512,010 signing bonus, per

That leaves Miami running back Duke Johnson , the Browns' third-round pick, as the only one of their twelve draft picks that is still unsigned. 

Colts newcomers Andre Johnson, Frank Gore fitting in fine
by Marty Gitlin |
(5/21/2015) Colts skill position newcomers Andre Johnson and Frank Gore have already shown a "relatively smooth" transition to their new team, Chuck Pagano told ESPN.

The wide receiver and running back performed so well in OTA work Wednesday that Pagano claimed that it appeared they had been with the organization for years.

"Pretty seamless," Pagano said about their work. "They don't miss a beat as far as the playbook goes, knowing what to do. Every time I see them in the huddle, break a huddle, to me it looks like they're going the right direction. They're lining up right. They're very talented, talented guys. They fit right into the locker room. They're professionals. ... They're not talkers. They're workers, they're doers."

Both veterans, however, have shown signs that their best days are behind them. The 33-year-old Johnson failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving last season for Houston for the first time in his last seven full seasons. The 32-year-old Gore managed another 1,000-yard performance in 2014, but his total was its lowest of any in a full season since 2008.

Report: Ben Tate working out for Cowboys on Thursday
by Shawn Krest |
(5/21/2015) Running back Ben Tate is working out for the Cowboys on Thursday, according to a report by ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Tate has played for Houston, Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh in his four-year NFL career. 

Falcons Antone Smith running again after broken leg
by Shawn Krest |
(5/21/2015) Falcons running back Antone Smith continues to recover from the broken leg that ended his season on November 16 last year. 

"The recovery is going pretty good," Smith said, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I’m up and running. I’m almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself."

Gun charge against former Jet Goodson to be dropped
(5/20/2015) A gun-possession charge against former Jets running back Mike Goodson will be dropped by prosecutors, according to

Goodson's co-defendant in the case pleaded guilty and admitted that the gun was his. He said Goodson had no knowledge that the gun was in the car when police searched the vehicle.

The Jets released Goodson after he failed to show up for minicamp prior to the beginning of last season.

Bills plan to reduce Fred Jackson's workload in 2015
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/19/2015) Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn indicated Tuesday the team will reduce veteran running back Fred Jackson's workload in 2015 to make sure he can stay fresh the entire season, according to the team's official website. The 34-year-old running back is entering his 10th season.

“Fred had over 500 snaps last year and I think he wore down a bit at the end of the season,” Lynn said. “If we can take half of that off his plate I think you’ll see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson.”

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