- The 49ers are expected to keep Kendall Hunter in place as their No. 2 running back until Carlos Hyde or Marcus Lattimore prove themselves. (Matt Maiocco)
- 49ers second-year RB Marcus Lattimore “made significant progress” during the team’s offseason workouts, but “still appears to have a ways to go” in his recovery from a serious knee injury. (Matt Maiocco)
- Mike Rodak of ESPN.com give Bills’ WR T.J. Graham a “45 percent” chance of making the team’s roster.
“Unless there are injuries at the position, the Bills might not need Graham on their roster,” Rodak writes. “They already have Goodwin as a speed threat and returner, while Hogan and Easley were first and third, respectively, in special teams tackles last season.”
Rodak adds that it’s unlikely the bills will keep seven receivers on their roster, so this could be a situation to watch in the coming months.
- Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn told reporters that they intend to limit RB Chris Johnson‘s carries this season.
“He’s got some miles on him,” Lynn said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “So we’re going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be.”
- Former Jets’ RB Mike Goodson did not attend his schedule court appearance Thursday and will be arrested if he ends up missing his next court date. (Seth Walder)
- WR Ryan Broyles could have the edge over Kris Durham for the Lions’ starting slot receiver position. (Dave Birkett)
- WR Ryan Broyles is returning from a torn Achilles tendon and it appears as though he’s not as explosive as he once was. (Dave Birkett)
- DE Stephen Bowen has missed all of the team’s spring practices, and may not be ready to take on a big role at the start the start of training camp. (John Keim)
- HC Pete Carroll told reporters that DL Tony McDaniel will replace DE Red Bryant who was released several months ago and later caught on with the Jaguars. (Tacoma News Tribune)