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Date Player
5/29/2015 Josh Mitchell, Ind, CB
Mitchell was placed on IR with an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: He didn't have any fantasy value.
5/29/2015 Chris Boyd, Dal, WR
Boyd was placed on the injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: He was not going to have any fantasy value.
5/28/2015 Adrian Peterson, Min, RB
Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of the Minnesota Vikings offseason. Peterson has come under fire after saying he wanted a long-term commitment from the team after missing most of last season while addressing a child abuse charge. He has three years and $46 million left on his deal, but none of that is guaranteed.

Analysis: Peterson says he knows "hundreds of players" that wished the team would have honored their contracts as he is being asked to do. Coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday that Peterson has two choices: he can either play for the Vikings next season or not play at all.
5/28/2015 Matt Simms, NYJ, QB
The New York Jets have released quarterback Matt Simms, who backed up starter Geno Smith the past two seasons. Simms became expendable when the Jets drafted Baylor's Bryce Petty in the fourth round earlier this month. With Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick ahead of him and the team high on Petty, Simms was a long shot to make the roster this season.

Analysis: The son of former Giants star Phil Simms is 19 of 39 for 195 yards and a touchdown and one interception in four NFL games, with no starts. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2012 and was one of the Jets' final cuts that summer, but was signed to a reserve/future deal that December. Simms made the active roster the past two seasons.
5/28/2015 Ryan Clady, Den, T
Clady has torn his left ACL and will likely miss the season, leaving Denver to search for someone to protect Peyton Manning's blind side. The injury happened Wednesday during offseason training activities. This isn't the first time Clady has blown out his left knee: He hurt it in a pickup basketball game in April 2010, only to return and still start every game that season.

Analysis: Clady also injured his left foot in the second week of 2013 and missed the rest of the season, not long after signing a five-year, $52.5 million contract. He returned last season and started every game as he made his fourth Pro Bowl squad. With Clady sidelined, the Broncos may slide over Chris Clark, who filled in for Clady in 2013.
5/27/2015 Ray McDonald, Chi, DE
McDonald has been arrested for the second time in a week. The Santa Clara Police Department says the former San Francisco defensive end violated a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara.

Analysis: The restraining order was issued after an earlier domestic violence incident in Santa Clara on Memorial Day. In that incident, he allegedly broke down a bedroom door to get to his ex-fiancee and their infant. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, but was free on bail. The Chicago Bears released the lineman Monday following that arrest.
5/27/2015 Matt Forte, Chi, RB
Forte says he will not hold out for a contract extension.

Analysis: A two-time Pro Bowl pick, he says he will report to training camp on time despite the team's refusal to extend his deal. Forte is entering the final season of a four-year contract he signed in 2012.
5/27/2015 Tracy Porter, Was, CB
The Washington Redskins have released Porter.

Analysis: Porter, 28, signed with Washington in 2014 but played in just three games because of shoulder and hamstring injuries. He was absent because of flight complications according to coach Jay Gruden.
5/27/2015 Chris Chester, Was, G
The Washington Redskins have released Chester.

Analysis: Chester, 32, signed with Washington in 2011. He had worked with the starters during Tuesday's first practice of organized team activities.
5/27/2015 Geno Smith, NYJ, QB
Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that Geno Smith will head into training camp as the starter, and says it's the third-year's quarterback's job to lose.

Analysis: Bowles insists there will be competition at the position this summer - even if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't necessarily split snaps with Smith running the first-team offense.
5/27/2015 Phillip Dorsett, Ind, WR
The Colts have signed their top draft pick, receiver Phillip Dorsett of Miami.

Analysis: Dorsett's four-year deal should fit between the $8.7 million deal signed by Baltimore's Breshad Perriman and New Orleans' Stephone Anthony, who signed a deal for $7.7 million.
5/27/2015 Malcom Brown, NE, DT
Brown was introduced Wednesday at a ceremony by disgraced Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Analysis: Kraft and team president Jonathan Kraft stood on a platform on either side of the defensive tackle from Texas in the middle of Gillette Stadium. Brown said he hasn't received advice in dealing with the media.
5/27/2015 Marcell Dareus, Buf, DT
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley tells The Associated Press he's had preliminary talks with Marcell Dareus in a bid to re-sign the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle before the start of training camp next month.

Analysis: Whaley calls re-signing Dareus the team's top priority. He also intends to meet with Bills chief negotiator Jim Overdorf later Wednesday in an effort to speed up talks
5/27/2015 Adrian Peterson, Min, RB
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all.

Analysis: The star running back has missed the first two days of optional team practices and is not expected to attend any of the optional workouts this summer. He has been upset with the team for a perceived lack of support while he faced a child abuse charge last season and his representatives have said he should play elsewhere next season.
5/27/2015 DeAngelo Williams, Pit, RB
Williams is ready to begin the second act of his NFL career in Pittsburgh.

Analysis: The longtime Carolina Panthers running back signed a two-year deal to join the Steelers in March. While the 32-year-old Williams is Carolina's all-time leading rusher he understands he will serve as a backup to All-Pro Le'Veon Bell in Pittsburgh.
5/27/2015 Antonio Smith, Den, DE
Smith is absent from the Denver Broncos' organized team activities while prosecutors in Texas investigate a criminal sexual complaint against him.

Analysis: Smith met with general manager John Elway, team president and CEO Joe Ellis and coach Gary Kubiak and they all agreed it was best for Smith to skip the voluntary workouts that began Wednesday. Smith, 33, has not been arrested and no charges have been filed in the case.
5/26/2015 Chris Clemons, Jax, DE
Clemons skipped the first day of the team's organized team activities. Clemons was the only player missing from Jacksonville's 90-man roster Tuesday. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley spoke to Clemons in recent days and expressed his desire to have everyone in attendance for the voluntary workouts. But Clemons didn't show.

Analysis: Since the workouts are voluntary, Clemons is under no obligation to attend. The 12-year veteran skipped voluntary OTAs last year in Jacksonville and previously with Seattle. Bradley said: "We want everybody here and he knows that. That's a choice he makes. ... I have faith in Chris Clemons. I know that he'll come back. He's never not come back ready to go, but I don't want to assume that. I would like to see him back here, but we'll work through it."
5/26/2015 Chris Boyd, Dal, WR
Dallas waived Boyd on Tuesday.

Analysis: Boyd doesn't have a catch in his career.
5/26/2015 A.J. Jenkins, Dal, WR
Dallas has signed Jenkins after working him out last week.

Analysis: Jenkins, the 30th overall pick by San Francisco in 2012, didn't catch a pass in three regular-season and two playoff games as a rookie for the 49ers. He was traded to Kansas City during training camp in 2013, then had 17 catches for 223 yards and started only three of the 28 regular-season games he played the past two seasons.
5/26/2015 Antonio Brown, Pit, WR
Brown insists the only number on his mind is 2015, not his salary. The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver was on the field with the rest of his teammates when the Steelers began organized team activities on Tuesday. Brown brushed aside questions about whether he planned to sit out the activities and minicamp in search of a new deal.

Analysis: Brown led the NFL with a team-record 129 receptions in 2014. He downplayed the idea he was unhappy with the six-year $43-million contract he signed in 2012. The 26-year-old Brown promised he will be at Saint Vincent College when the Steelers begin training camp in July and that any contract issues are for agent Drew Rosenhaus to figure out.
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