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07/24/17 - Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, Falcons
DE Takkarist McKinley will be limited at the start of training camp, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. The rookie pass rusher had surgery to repair a torn labrum in March, and his expected recovery time was four to six months.

07/23/17 - *Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, Browns
DB Jabrill Peppers signed his rookie contract with the Browns Sunday, one day before rookies are scheduled to report. The four-year deal is worth about $10.3 million, including about a $5.6 million signing bonus, according to Cleveland.com, which reported that the holdup in reaching agreement was guaranteed money in the fourth year of the contract.

07/22/17 - Tevin Floyd, The Citadel, Undrafted
C Lucas Crowley, who was on the roster for depth purposes, was released on Saturday and the team signed LB Tevin Floyd, a rookie free agent from the Citadel. Floyd started all 12 games for the Bulldogs last season and was selected first-team All-Southern Conference after finishing second on the team with 86 tackles.

07/22/17 - Lucas Crowley, N Carolina, Undrafted
C Lucas Crowley, who was on the roster for depth purposes, was released on Saturday and the team signed LB Tevin Floyd, a rookie free agent from the Citadel. Floyd started all 12 games for the Bulldogs last season and was selected first-team All-Southern Conference after finishing second on the team with 86 tackles.

07/21/17 - *Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, Chiefs
QB Patrick Mahomes II, the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round draft pick, signed a four-year rookie contract. His deal is worth $16.4 million with a $10 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option, according to the Kansas City Star. The Chiefs traded up from the 27th pick in April's NFL Draft to take Mahomes out of Texas Tech with the 10th overall selection. The 21-year-old Mahomes is expected to back up starter Alex Smith, who is playing out the final year of his contract.

07/21/17 - *Jamal Adams, LSU, Jets
SS Jamal Adams, a first-round pick, signed a four-year rookie deal with the New York Jets. The LSU safety, projected as a top-5 pick by NFLDraftScout.com, Adams was the No. 6 pick in April. His agreement is worth $22.3 million and includes a fifth-year team option. Adams, known for his hard-hitting skills in coverage, should provide an immediate upgrade on Calvin Pryor, the incumbent strong safety who underperformed and was traded to the Cleveland Browns.

07/20/17 - Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, Cowboys
CB Jourdan Lewis will stand trial next week on one charge of domestic violence. Lewis and his attorney made it clear that they intend to fight the charge during a pretrial hearing on Thursday morning.

07/19/17 - *Mike Williams, Clemson, Chargers
WR Mike Williams reportedly may need back surgery that would end his rookie season. The Chargers are still hoping Williams will respond positively to a recent second epidural on his herniated disk in a last-ditch effort to have the wide receiver ready at some time during training camp, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Williams, 22, was diagnosed with a herniated disk in the lower back after his first practice during rookie minicamp last month and did not practice again. It is unclear if the injury took place before minicamp.

07/19/17 - *Mitchell Trubisky, N Carolina, Bears
QB Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. Bears general manager Ryan Pace traded multiple picks to swap spots with the San Francisco 49ers in April, sliding up to select Trubisky even after signing Mike Glennon to a three-year deal with $18.5 million guaranteed this season. Trubisky's contract is on par with 2016 No. 2 pick Carson Wentz, who landed a fully guaranteed four-year, $26.67 million deal.

07/16/17 - *DOnta Foreman, Texas, Texans
RB D'Onta Foreman was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin, Texas, and charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Foreman of the Houston Texans, a third-round pick from the University of Texas, was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday by the campus police department. The University of Texas Police Department said officers initially responded to a call at 12:24 a.m. about marijuana smell coming from three cars parked outside a residence hall. The drug charge carries a $1,000 bond and the bond for unlawful carrying of a weapon is $3,500. Foreman was released around noon on Sunday. Foreman won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back after rushing for 2,028 yards as a junior at Texas last season. He is expected to compete for a backup running back job with the Texans.

06/30/17 - Dane Evans, Tulsa, Undrafted
QB Dane Evans signed a three-year rookie contract with the Eagles. Evans, 23, threw for 3,348 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions as a senior at the University of Tulsa last year. He participated this offseason with the Eagles as a tryout player.

06/22/17 - *Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin, Saints
OT Ryan Ramczyk signed a four-year contract, the New Orleans Saints announced Thursday. Ramczyk was the club's first-round draft pick. Ramczyk, the 32nd overall selection, was the second of the Saints' two first-round picks. The 6-foot-6, 314-pound Ramczyk started all 14 games at left tackle for Wisconsin last season and was a consensus first-team All-American.

06/17/17 - *Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, Browns
DE Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, was diagnosed with a sprained left foot but is expected to be ready for training camp, the team announced Saturday. Garrett was injured during drills at Wednesday's minicamp and was diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain following an evaluation by Cleveland team physician Dr. James Voos and Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist. The Browns signed Garrett to a four-year deal worth $30.4 million.

06/15/17 - *T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, Steelers
OLB T.J. Watt, a rookie first-round pick, played with the first-team defense during OTAs and minicamp because the Steelers rested 39-year-old veteran James Harrison. Those reps, plus Watt's ability to learn the defense, could mean a big role for Watt next season. Watt has not looked out of place with the starters. Outside linebackers coach Joey Porter said he could count on one hand the number of mental mistakes Watt made this spring. He called it "rare" for a rookie to pick up the defensive playbook that well so soon.

06/15/17 - *David Njoku, Miami, Browns
TE David Njoku, the third of Cleveland's three first-round draft picks, signed a four-year rookie contract on Thursday. Njoku, the 29th overall pick, received a deal projected to be worth $9.525 million and include a signing bonus of $5.067 million, according to Spotrac.com. Njoku, who turns 21 next month, had 64 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in his two years at the University of Miami.

06/14/17 - *Marshon Lattimore, Ohio St, Saints
CB Marshon Lattimore, the Saints' top draft pick this spring, had a huge day Wednesday. Lattimore, the 11th overall selection in the draft, showed off his cover skills by breaking up two passes in three plays. He knocked away one throw on a go route down the sideline, then ripped the ball away from wide receiver Brandon Coleman as Coleman was preparing to tuck the ball away while running a crossing pattern. Lattimore also broke up another pass intended for wide receiver Michael Thomas during the walkthrough portion of practice.

06/14/17 - *DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, Browns
QB DeShone Kizer, a second-round pick, signed a four-year $4.9 million contract, including a $1.7 million signing bonus, on Wednesday. First-round picks Jabrill Peppers (25), a safety, and David Njoku (29) a safety, are the only Browns draft picks still unsigned. Kizer and Browns QB Cody Kessler will head to California after minicamp for some more work before training camp begins in late July. "I'll be out in Orange County working with Tom House and the guys that rep Pro Active and the same kind of regimen Cody Kessler was on this past offseason," Kizer said before practice on Tuesday.I t is not clear whether Kizer and Kessler will be tutored by House at the same time.

06/14/17 - *ArDarius Stewart, Alabama, Jets
WR ArDarius Stewart might be falling victim to the hex that's ensnared recent wide receivers drafted by the Jets.Head coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday that Stewart has undergone recent surgeries to repair thumb and groin injuries. Notably, Bowles said the injuries were of the pre-existing variety for Stewart, whom the Jets selected in the third round of this year's draft Bowles said Stewart was expected to be fine for training camp.

06/14/17 - Dion Dawkins, Temple, Bills
OL Dion Dawkins, a rookie second-round pick, has been getting most of the first-team reps in minicamp. Dawkins played the bulk of his 44-game college career at Temple as a left tackle, but scouts pegged him as a guard in the NFL. When the Bills picked him, though, they believed he could play either tackle spot, and ultimately, Dawkins could bump Jordan Mills from his starting job as right tackle.

06/14/17 - *Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, Browns
DE Myles Garrett sustained an apparent foot injury while participating in team drills on Wednesday. Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, rushed toward quarterback Brock Osweiler during a two-minute drill before the play was whistled for a sack. Garrett landed awkwardly on his left foot as he extended toward Osweiler and fell to the ground, where he was assessed by a trainer. Garrett limped into the fieldhouse with teammates at the conclusion of the session. The severity of the injury was not immediately known.

06/14/17 - Corn Elder, Miami, Panthers
CB Corn Elder had been sidelined through OTAs, but the rookie out of Miami was on the field for the second day of minicamp. He basically announced his presence with a few athletic plays in the secondary.

06/14/17 - *T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, Steelers
LB T.J. Watt was signed to his four-year rookie deal on Wednesday, wrapping up their draft-class signings. Selected 30th overall in April out of Wisconsin, the 22-year-old outside linebacker becomes the third member of his family in the NFL. He joins older brothers J.J. (Houston Texans) and Derek (Los Angeles Chargers). T.J. Watt was the last of the Steelers' eight draft picks to sign.

06/13/17 - *ArDarius Stewart, Alabama, Jets
WR ArDarius Stewart is expected to miss mini-camp because of a groin injury. He is projected to be one of the Jets' top wideouts this season.

06/13/17 - *John Ross, Wash, Bengals
WR John Ross was the ninth overall selection in this year's NFL Draft and was the fastest man at the NFL Combine in March. But, neither of those achievements will match what he accomplished last week when he became the first member of his family to earn a college degree. "It was bigger than being drafted," Ross said. "It's bigger than football. It's something nobody can take away from you. I feel like I've been playing football all my life, but you never know what's going to happen with that." Ross' rookie preseason is delayed due to shoulder injury that occurred in college. Ross is running routes, but he might not be full go until late August.

06/13/17 - *Joe Mixon, Okla, Bengals
RB Joe Mixon said he had never weighed as much as he did during rookie minicamp the first week of May when the second-round draft choice from Oklahoma tipped the scales at 238 pounds. Mixon attributed the weight gain to his whirlwind tour of prospective NFL teams prior to the NFL Draft, and all that wining and dining caught up with him. "It was my traveling weight," Mixon said on Tuesday, the first day of mandatory minicamp. But, after head coach Marvin Lewis publicly voiced concern over Mixon's conditioning and he got back into a football routine, the excess poundage vanished. "Right now, I feel great," said Mixon, who now weighs around 228. "I'll never be that heavy again. I've never been that big. I started running a lot and trimming down, watched my diet, laid off bread. Other than that, just (doing) cardio got me right."

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