Corey Davis is “week-to-week” with his hamstring injury.
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey was on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville and gave the update on his rookie receiver. Mularkey said Davis is week-to-week and will be out for “at least a week” as they play it by ear. The team isn’t going to rush the fifth overall pick in the draft, but he’s missing some valuable time as he tries to get acclimated with quarterback Marcus Mariota. Eric Decker or fellow rookie Taywan Taylor will look to step up as the number two opposite Richard Matthews while Davis is out.
Bears receiver Kevin White will not be limited in training camp.
GM Ryan Pace said White is “ready to go,” had a great offseason, and “is pretty much unleashed.” The seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft has been limited by leg injuries that wiped out his entire rookie season and kept him out for most of last season (he had 19 receptions for 187 yards in four games), so it’s great to hear he has no limitations this year. White is a big and talented receiver that’ll look to breakout in his third season now that he’s 100%. The Bears have a deep receiving group with no clear-cut number one receiver, and White has a big opportunity to emerge as the go-to guy.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn says “the sky’s the limit” for Melvin Gordon.
Lynn was on SiriusXM NFL Radio and talked up his third-year back, talking up his ability as a balanced running back—he said he loves Gordon’s skill set. This isn’t the first time Lynn has talked about Gordon’s potential, as this offseason he talked about his upside and taking him to “another level.” After a breakout 2016 that was cut short by injury, Gordon could emerge as one of the elite players in the NFL this season. He’s an excellent pick if you can get him in the second round of fantasy drafts.
The Packers ran a “pass-heavy” offseason program.
In the non-padded practices this spring, head coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers decided reps in the run game weren’t as important as clicking early in the passing game. Now that training camp is underway, McCarthy says they “kind of do have to shift gears” and make sure the running game gets enough time. Of his starting running back Ty Montgomery, McCarthy said he is “very pleased with the way he has stepped up to the front of the class” as a full-time running back. With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the passing game will be the focus of the offense, but it’s important they have some balance in the offense and Montgomery will look to bring that. As a former receiver, Montgomery is also by far the best receiver out of the backfield for Green Bay.
Tyler Lockett was removed from the PUP list.
Pete Carroll said it would be a very short stay for Lockett on the PUP, and it was. The third-year receiver practiced today and said he feels like he could play in a game if there was one tomorrow. Lockett might be able to play in the team’s first preseason game next week, though they might decide to hold him out and wait until Week 2 of the preseason. He’s currently going at the very end of fantasy drafts, but his ADP could rise in the next few weeks before the time most people draft.
Andy Reid says the Chiefs can use tight end Travis Kelce in more ways.
The Chiefs head coach said Kelce probably won’t get more playing time, but will get more work with different variations in the passing game. Reid said Kelce “can basically do everything a wide receiver can do,” which gives them some flexibility; so maybe we’ll see Kelce split out wide even more this season. Near the goal line is another area Reid indicated Kelce can be used more and “keep staying creative with it.” Kelce has at least 850 yards over the last three seasons, and his receptions and yardage have increased in each. With number one receiver Jeremy Maclin gone, Kelce could take yet another step forward in 2017. He’s currently going behind Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed as the third fantasy tight end off the board in fantasy drafts.
Mike Florio reports Joe Flacco’s back is doing better.
With Flacco resting his back over the last several days, he’s currently feeling better with the “arrow [pointing] up,” according to Florio. It would certainly be great for Flacco to get back at some point in training camp or the preseason. Week 3 of the preseason, when starters typically play over a half, would probably prevent the fantasy value of Flacco and the skill players around him from being impacted too much.