Chiefs' Marcus Peters: Returns for mandatory minicamp
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(6:26 pm ET) Peters (foot) returned for the Chiefs' mandatory minicamp in early June, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Peters had skipped the Chiefs' voluntary OTAs due to personal reasons -- not because of the foot injury that prevented him from taking part in the Pro Bowl. His full participation in mandatory minicamp implies he won't be under any restrictions when training camp opens next month.

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: Healthy ahead of training camp
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(6:01 pm ET) Clowney is healthy after dealing with a sore ankle in OTAs, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Clowney -- who has dealt with more than his fair share of health issues since arriving in the NFL -- underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in January before hurting his ankle in OTAs. Fortunately, it seems he's recovered on both fronts and should open training camp without any limitations.

Broncos' Andy Janovich: Left ankle is healthy again
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(5:19 pm ET) Janovich (ankle) is healthy and "good to go" for 2017, Jon Schlosser of reports.

An injured left ankle cost Janovich the final five games of the 2016 season. The Broncos didn't bring in any fullback competition during the offseason, so look for the Nebraska product to open training camp atop the depth chart.

Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Progressing ahead of schedule
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(4:58 pm ET) Charles (knee - meniscus) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery, Troy E. Renck of Denver7 reports. "I am doing everything. I have been cutting the last couple of days with the guys during the offseason workouts. I feel like the way I am cutting that I am back to the normal me, man. It feels good to be moving around again," Charles said Tuesday. "I have been knowing this the whole offseason [that the knee was fine]. Nobody can take nothing away from me except God when my time is up. I am still 30 years old. I still have a lot of special stuff to do."

Despite being held out of team drills during Denver's offseason program, it sounds as if Charles was at least able to ramp up his level of activity during the final days of June's minicamp earlier in the month. Most people want to typecast the veteran running back into a complementary third-down role given the combination of his age, injury history and proven receiving chops, but Charles evidently believes he's still capable of much more. Although the Broncos coaching staff may feel otherwise, nothing is certain until the pads come on in training camp, which remains Charles' expected return date.

Bengals' Brandon Thompson: Remains on Bengals' roster ahead of 2017 season
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(3:51 pm ET) Thompson remains on the Bengals' 90-man roster ahead of the 2017 season.

Thompson -- who originally tore his ACL in Week 17 of the 2015 season -- signed a one-year deal with the Bengals last year, but since he spent the entire 2016 season on the Reserve/PUP list, his contract rolled over to 2017. However, the 2012 third-rounder is far from being guaranteed a roster spot and will need to prove his worth in training camp and the preseason.

Cowboys' David Irving: Four-game suspension made official
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(3:14 pm ET) Irving will officially be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Irving's suspension stems from a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, while the Cowboys have known about his potential ban since May. A failed attempt at an appeal keeps the suspension at four games, so he'll be eligible to return to the active roster in early October, though Irving can participate in preseason activities as well. The Cowboys will have a thin pass-rushing corps out of the gate, so first-rounder Taco Charlton could see an inflated snap count immediately as a rookie.

Sam Shields: Eyeing return to NFL in 2018
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(2:56 pm ET) Shields (concussion) is looking to return to the NFL in 2018, Brian Jones of 247Sports reports.

Shields suffered the fifth concussion of his career in Week 1 of last season and remained under the league protocol for head injuries through the end of the season before parting ways with Green Bay in February. It isn't clear if he's still dealing with symptoms, but the fact he's aiming to return in 2018 -- and not 2017 -- suggests he still is. The Miami (Fl.) product racked up 18 interceptions and 67 PBUs in 80 career games with the Packers and could be an interesting option on the free-agent market next offseason if he's able to prove that his latest round of head issues is behind him.

Jets' Charone Peake: Should have plenty of chances in camp
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(11:41 am ET) Peake has an opportunity to earn a key role in a revamped Jets receiving corps, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

With Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall gone, the Jets need someone to step up alongside Quincy Enunwa. Robby Anderson flashed deep-threat potential as an undrafted rookie last year, but he may face league discipline for an offseason arrest, and fellow 2016 UDFA Jalin Marshall is already suspended through Week 4. Meanwhile, 2017 draft picks ArDarius Stewart (thumb/groin) and Chad Hansen (knee) missed most of the offseason program and may find themselves limited to second- or third-team reps, if they're even available, when training camp opens. Peake, a seventh-round selection last year, could open camp as the No. 3 or 4 receiver, despite producing only 5.5 yards per target on 34 looks as a rookie. He's a former top recruit who was buried on a deep roster for much of his injury-marred college career at Clemson, eventually earning a spot in the draft (barely) when he ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at the 2016 Combine while checking in at 6-foot-2, 209 pounds.

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Begins running after surgery
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(11:40 am ET) Ramsey (abdomen), who underwent surgery less than two weeks ago to repair a core muscle, was already able to begin running on Wednesday, John Reid of reports.

Ramsey was originally expected to be sidelined for six weeks following the surgery, but he could be ready to return by the start of training camp given his ability to run just 12 days after the procedure. The second-year cornerback appears to be ahead of schedule in the rehab process, while he's eager to improve upon a successful rookie campaign in which he racked up 65 tackles, 14 passes defensed and two interceptions.

Redskins' Jamison Crowder: Likely to get more playing time outside
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(11:00 am ET) Crowder could take more snaps on the outside this season, Mark Bullock of The Washington Post reports.

Crowder was primarily used out of the slot last season as Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson combined to miss only one game and both drew triple-digit targets (Crowder wasn't far behind with 97). Although he still figures to man the slot in three-wide formations, Crowder may also have a regular job out wide in two-receiver sets, potentially playing ahead of 2016 first-round selection Josh Doctson. Such a role takes on added importance given how well No. 2 tight end Vernon Davis played last season, as the Redskins likely will use a lot of two-TE formations if Davis and Jordan Reed both stay healthy. At 5-foot-8, 182 pounds, Crowder has the physical profile of a pure slot specialist, but last year's marks of 12.6 yards per catch, 8.7 per target and seven touchdowns were more in line with what's expected of an outside receiver, with his excellent work after the catch playing a big part in that production. He has a clear path to improving upon last season's target total and offensive snap percentage (73.7), though his efficiency quite possibly could suffer if a higher portion of his targets were to occur near the sidelines.

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