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News: Injury

Tyler Eifert says back feels 'great'

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:52 AM EDT
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said that he continues to get better and his back feels great. 'I'll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it's go time,' Eifert stated. 'I'm close.' The 26-year-old added that he doesn't know when he'll be cleared to resume regular workouts, but he did mention he'll be ready for training camp. - Geoff Hobson

NaVorro Bowman could be cleared soon

Monday, April 10, 2017 4:54 PM EDT
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (Achilles') may be cleared in two weeks, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. That's when the 49ers' on-field activities begin in their offseason program. - Matt Maiocco

Keenan Allen nearing full health

Monday, April 10, 2017 4:22 PM EDT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) said he's around 85 percent healthy but feels good with his rehabilitation process. - Ricky Henne

Trevor Siemian ready for OTAs

Monday, April 10, 2017 3:25 PM EDT
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is a full participant as organized team activities commence Monday, April 10, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Siemian has been going through shoulder rehabilitation this offseason. - Mike Klis

C.J. Anderson full go

Monday, April 10, 2017 3:19 PM EDT
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) is a full participant as organized team activities commence Monday, April 10, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Anderson has been recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury and subsequent surgery since last season. - Mike Klis

Beau Allen having surgery

Monday, April 10, 2017 9:28 AM EDT
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles DT Beau Allen (pectoral) will have surgery Wednesday, April 12, to repair his ruptured pectoral muscle. He hopes to return by the start of the season.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Injury not only concern for Sidney Jones

Sunday, April 9, 2017 11:07 PM EDT
Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles') struggled with his backpedal and in other drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, prior to his pro day injury, according to a defensive backs coach.
Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm

Desmond Trufant making progress

Sunday, April 9, 2017 5:06 PM EDT
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) said he is making good progress in his recovery from a torn pectoral but is not ready for practice at this point. He said he will be in great shape once training camp begins.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Beau Allen to miss at least four months

Sunday, April 9, 2017 9:25 AM EDT
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles DT Beau Allen (pectoral) is expected to be sidelined for four to six months after suffering a pectoral injury while working out, according to a source.

Jake Butt eyeing training camp

Saturday, April 8, 2017 11:02 PM EDT
Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) told scouts at his pro day that he plans to be at full strength for the start of training camp. - Gil Brandt

Beau Allen suffers injury

Saturday, April 8, 2017 5:30 PM EDT
Philadelphia Eagles DT Beau Allen (chest) suffered an undisclosed injury to his chest and pectoral area while working out last week and is expected to need surgery, according to sources.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Sidney Jones' draft stock still high?

Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:08 PM EDT
Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles') may not fall all 'that much' in the 2017 NFL Draft despite tearing his Achilles during defensive back drills at pro day workouts March 11. 'There have been players that have gone very high in the first round with injuries like that. Sometimes they fall a little bit, but (Jones) is a really good player, and I don't think it is going to affect him that much,' Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said. - Jamison Hensley

Josh Doctson to be worked in

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:15 AM EDT - updated
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') will gradually build up his workload during OTAs with the goal having him full speed by training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden. - Stephen Czarda

Buffalo adding Bradley Sylve

Friday, April 7, 2017 3:53 PM EDT
Free-agent CB Bradley Sylve, who tore his Achilles' tendon one day before Alabama's pro day last year and went undrafted, is expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.
Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Julio Jones making progress

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:31 AM EDT - updated
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is in the 'strengthening phase' of his recovery from surgery, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Eric Decker could still go

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:31 AM EDT - updated
Updating previous reports, New York Jets WR Eric Decker (shoulder, hip) still has a large possibility of being with another team next season, in the opinion of beat writer Manish Mehta.
New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

DeAndre Levy had surgery

Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:48 PM EDT - updated
Free-agent LB DeAndre Levy (Lions) is recovering from knee surgery he underwent a few days ago.
Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Ego Ferguson released

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:12 PM EDT
Green Bay Packers DT Ego Ferguson (undisclosed) was released Wednesday, April 5, with a failed physical designation. - Rob Demovsky

Tyrod Taylor fully healthy

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:04 PM EDT - updated
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) declared he is 100 percent healthy as he stepped back onto the field with his teammates as part of voluntary offseason workouts. 'I've felt great since the surgery, and the doctors here and the training staff have done a great job of getting me to 100 percent,' Taylor said. 'I’ve been training and I feel like I’m in great shape.' - Anthony Sambrotto

C.J. Anderson might not be ready for OTAs

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:08 PM EDT - updated
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) might not be ready for the start of organized team activities Monday, April 10, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'If he’s working in OTAs in the middle part of it, we’ll be fine with him in the fall,' Joseph conceded. - Jeff Legwold

Robert Nkemdiche fully healthy

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:29 PM EDT - updated
Arizona Cardinals DT Robert Nkemdiche (ankle) is fully healthy now, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who said his ankle injury is 'all healed now.'

Cliff Avril undergoes second surgery

Monday, April 3, 2017 11:39 PM EDT
Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (groin) underwent a 'recent offseason surgery,' his second one since February. The first one was done six weeks ago by a doctor that specializes in sports hernia and core muscle problems, but the reason for this second one is unclear. No timetable was provided either.
USA TODAY Sports - Lindsey Wisniewski

Reuben Foster ahead of schedule

Monday, April 3, 2017 4:41 PM EDT
Alabama LB Reuben Foster (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and has full range of motion in his injured shoulder, according to Foster's agent. Foster is feeling well and a full recovery is expected.

Sammy Watkins on track

Monday, April 3, 2017 12:51 PM EDT
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has had no setbacks and looks good, according to head coach Sean McDermott. - Mike Rodak

John Brown working out

Monday, April 3, 2017 12:37 PM EDT - updated
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) has been working out twice a day and has not dealt with any symptoms related to his sickle cell trait, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers