Philadelphia's fourth-round pick in this year's draft has been beating linebackers out of the backfield and has not dropped a pass in camp so far. While things could change once the pads are on, Pumphrey seems poised to carve out a role for himself in the Eagles' offense if he keeps this up.
This deal makes the 25-year-old the highest-paid center in NFL history. In the 2016 season, Linder made his move to center and proved he was one of the best players at the position right now. Players who are versatile enough to play multiple positions on the line effectively are easy choices to lock up long term.
The free agent linebacker last played in 2015, where he logged 13 tackles in 11 games for the Bills. Enemkpali had to sit out the entire 2016 season due to a torn ACL, but now that he's fully healthy he'll be on the market again. Expect a team to pick him up for a training camp tryout at the very least.
Kyle Juszczyk's departure this offseason left Baltimore with a hole at fullback, but Taliaferro (6-0, 225) is a logical replacement at the position given his size and backfield experience. Still, a move to fullback negates much of Taliaferro's fantasy value as he's never shown to have the pass catching acumen that Juszczyk brought to the fullback spot. Hensley adds that Taliaferro will have to beat out Ricky Ortiz to lock up what will likely be the only fullback spot available on the roster.
Johnson was just picked up as a free agent by Carolina in March, but his mediocre play combined with his knee injury are reasons he's headed for the waiver wire. During the 2016 season, Johnson racked up 20 receptions on 37 targets for 232 yards and zero touchdowns. If Johnson clears waivers, he'll end up on the Panthers' injured reserve.
Delaire missed 10 games last season due to this knee injury, and now he will hit the waiver wire. In the six games he did appear in, Delaire recorded six tackles and a sack. At 25 years old, he's still young and will likely have another chance with a different organization.
The 2016 seventh-round pick missed all of his rookie season after tearing his ACL last August but looks to be fully healthy now. On Tuesday, he looked "explosive, violent, and stout at the point of attack" in drills and made some big plays. Known for his athleticism coming out of Oregon, Walker is someone to keep an eye on in IDP leagues this summer.
Having just signed with Detroit in June, he was already fighting an uphill battle with the likes of Corey Robinson (foot) and Taylor Decker (shoulder) in front of him on the depth chart. Being healthy during camp would be a big opportunity for Kouandjio to prove his worth and maybe even steal some time in the regular season. His timeline for return is cloudy at this time.
It seems that Robinson is still recovering from an April foot surgery, which he received due to a late-season injury. With fellow offensive lineman Taylor Decker (shoulder) sitting out until at least the end of September, Robinson has a chance to battle for a part-time job on the Lions' line.
This comes as no surprise since Decker underwent shoulder surgery in early June that had a timeline for recovery of at least four months. It's likely he'll miss at least the first month of regular season due to this injury, and training camp will tell whether Cornelius Lucas, Joe Dahl or Corey Robinson (foot) fill in his place.