The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr. projects Bengals RB Samaje Perine taking the fourth running back spot ahead of Rodney Anderson, who has struggled with knee injuries the past few years dating back to his time at Oklahoma.
Bengals S Vonn Bell received a $1 million reporting bonus for arriving to the start of training camp. (Field Yates)
Per the Athletic’s Mike Sando, NFL evaluators were split on whether new Colts QB Philip Rivers had more left in the tank or if last season was a harbinger of his decline. One GM said his supporting cast with the Colts should be better: “I think he has a chance to be pretty good in Indy in the dome with a good line, because he can still throw when he has time. I think a lot was weighing on him last year and the team moved and the writing was on the wall they were going in a different direction. I would be surprised if this year he doesn’t come back and say, ‘Don’t write me off yet, I can still do this.’”
As for when the future will become the present, or when Wilson will take over as the starter, Wyatt notes Kelly has a strong head start after signing an extension this offseason and the lack of practice time for rookies.
After opting out, Titans UDFA OL Anthony McKinney will keep his $12,500 signing bonus, but does not qualify for the NFL’s salary advance. (Paul Kuharsky)
John Streicher, a former assistant to Mike Vrabel, has a new title as coordinator of football development but is still expected to remain Vrabel’s right-hand man. (Kuharsky)