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News: Injury

'No concern' Cam Newton ready for opener

Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:05 PM EDT - updated
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be ready for the season opener 'without a doubt', according to head coach Ron Rivera. Newton is set to undergo surgery Thursday, March 30, to repair the partially torn rotator cuff he suffered in Week 14. 'There is no concern, at least in talking with the trainers and doctors. … They have a timeframe that they've mapped out for the most part. He'll be working with the trainers and he'll be working with us for the most part during the OTAs and minicamps,' Rivera said. - Jeremy Bergman

Theo Riddick had double wrist surgery

Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:05 PM EDT - updated
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) underwent surgery on both of his wrists after the season, according to sources. Riddick is expected to be a full participant in organized team activities later this spring.
Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Jacquies Smith not offered deal from SF

Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:46 PM EDT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent DE Jacquies Smith (knee) recently met with the San Francisco 49ers, but the 49ers have not made him a contract offer at this time, according to general manager John Lynch. Lynch said the team wanted to see how Smith was recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. - Matt Maiocco

No timetable for Le'Veon Bell

Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:09 PM EDT
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is no timetable for RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) but the team wants him to be 100 percent for the start of the 2017 season.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Malik Hooker ahead of schedule

Friday, March 24, 2017 11:10 PM EDT
Ohio State S Malik Hooker (hip) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and is working is on regaining strength in his legs. - Patrick Maks

Jake Butt receiving interest

Friday, March 24, 2017 7:09 PM EDT
Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) met with the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans before Michigan's pro day Friday, March 24. - Michael Rothstein

Jake Butt ahead of schedule

Friday, March 24, 2017 6:22 PM EDT
Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and believes he could be ready to play by mid-July. - Mike Mayock

Michael Oher still in protocol

Friday, March 24, 2017 5:15 PM EDT
Carolina Panthers OT Michael Oher (concussion) is making some good progress but is still in the concussion protocol, according to general manager Dave Gettleman. - Bryan Strickland

Josh Hill to start running in near future

Friday, March 24, 2017 1:47 PM EDT
New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill (fibula) is expected to start running soon, continuing his rehab from a broken fibula.
The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Ndamukong Suh to be ready for OTAs

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:37 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) is expected to be ready for offseason workouts and organized team activities in April despite undergoing minor knee surgery in January.
The Oregonian - Geoffrey C. Arnold

Marshon Lattimore healthy

Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:33 PM EDT
Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) said his hamstring is fine. He had reportedly injured it during the NFL combine. - Patrick Maks

Julio Jones should be fine for camp

Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:29 PM EDT
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is expected to be at full health in time for the start of training camp in late July. Jones was wearing a boot, but he appeared to be moving around well and was not using crutches. A minor procedure was performed on Jones' foot March 6 after he played with the injury for most of the second half of last season.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Latavius Murray undergoes surgery

Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:38 PM EDT - updated
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, March 22, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The Vikings knew Murray would need surgery before they sign him.

Fabian Moreau underwent surgery

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:28 PM EDT
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (chest) recently underwent successful surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo

Pernell McPhee had surgery

Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:40 AM EDT
Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee (shoulder) had surgery after the season to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. He's expected to be ready by training camp.
Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Two more Panthers need surgery

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:50 PM EDT
Carolina Panthers DE Charles X. Johnson (back) underwent surgery on his injured back Tuesday, March 21. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) will have surgery on his injured left knee Thursday, March 23. Both players will not participate in the Panthers' offseason program, but they are expected to be ready for training camp. - Max Henson

Junior Galette targeting training camp

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:34 AM EDT
Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') has been training 'in hopes of taking the field with his teammates by the start of training camp, if not sooner,' according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. He hasn't played a single down since the 2014 season.
The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Kiko Alonso close to full health

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:03 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (thumb) said his injured thumb is progressing and he's closer to being 100 percent.
Sun-Sentinel - Omar Kelly

Fabian Moreau injured

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:27 PM EDT
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (pectoral) injured his pectoral while bench pressing at UCLA's pro day Tuesday, March 21. The full extent of the injury is not yet clear.
NFL Network - Courtney Fallon

Cam Newton to have surgery

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:38 PM EDT
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will undergo surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff Thursday, March 30. The procedure is expected to sideline Newton for about four months.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

Sidney Jones has surgery

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:32 PM EDT
Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles') underwent surgery on his torn Achilles' tendon Tuesday, March 21. He is expected to begin running in four months.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

Keenan Allen still not 100 percent

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:43 PM EDT - updated
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is still not 100 percent and he won't be a full participant when the Chargers begin organized team activities April 3. However, Allen did say he's doing 'almost everything,' including running and cutting, and expects to be ready for the start of training camp in July.
Los Angeles Times - Dan Woike

Ryan Nassib finished with NYG?

Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:07 PM EDT
Free-agent QB Ryan Nassib (elbow) is still rehabbing his elbow injury, and beat writer Brent Axe believes Nassib won't be re-signed by the New York Giants. - Brent Axe

Doug Martin out of rehab

Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:33 PM EDT - updated
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin completed his stay at an undisclosed rehab center in February, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. He will still miss the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy in December.
Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud

Sylvester Williams financials

Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:37 AM EDT
Tennessee Titans DT Sylvester Williams has a three-year deal worth $17.5 million. The deal includes a $3 million signing bonus. Williams is due a $2 million base salary and a $2 million roster bonus (which was already paid) in 2017. His base salaries will eventually increase to $5 million in 2018 and $5.5 million in 2019. $2.5 million of his 2018 salary is now guaranteed for injury. - Paul Kuharsky