Per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys fourth-round C Tyler Biadasz says his shoulder is at “100 percent” and he’s “good to go” after being able to rehab at Wisconsin’s facilities following his surgery.
The Athletic’s Bo Wulf projects Eagles RB Elijah Holyfield to make the roster as a fourth running back. Wulf’s colleague Zach Berman thinks Philadelphia could sign a veteran for the fourth spot instead and stash Holyfield or another young runner on the practice squad.
Both predict rookie UDFA TE Noah Togiai will land the third and final slot on the roster at his position ahead of TE Josh Perkins.
Berman mentions the Eagles could stash sixth-round OT Prince Tega Wanogho on injured reserve as a rookie as he comes back from a knee injury. Both he and Wulf mention UDFA C Luke Juriga as a name to watch to make the final roster, potentially ahead of OT Jordan Mailata.
Both also write that after the top three slots, the defensive end position is up for grabs and neither Shareef Miller nor Genard Avery, acquired for fourth-round picks, are safe.
Eagles DT Hassan Ridgeway is also the leader for the final defensive tackle spot, per the Athletic.
Berman and Wulf note cornerback is a prime area the Eagles could trade from, as they have more players than available snaps. The two mention Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones as potential candidates.
Both have the Eagles keeping just four safeties while pointing out the team is high on rookie UDFA S Grayland Arnold.
NJ.com’s Matt Lombardo says Giants OT Nate Solder is believed to fall under the high-risk category for opting out, which would provide him with a $350,000 advance, though he still needs to file paperwork with the league.
Giants LB Ryan Connelly, who tore his ACL last year as a rookie, passed his physical to open camp. (Tom Rock)
Rivera anticipates both Smith and Foster being able to come off the PUP list at some point: “We wanted to get a chance to look at him, watch him on the side. … We’ve got to see the actual football movement before we’ll clear them.” (Nicki Jhabvala)
Rivera reiterated they plan to have competition for the starting quarterback between Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen: “It’s going to be pure competition. I like the fact that we have a good group of guys that will push each other. The biggest thing is how each guy develops over time. … We’re going to create as many game-like situations in practice. …” (Jhabvala)
If Smith can pass his physical, Rivera says he’ll be right in the mix, too: “If that happens, I think this is a guy that becomes part of our equation. That’s the truth of the matter.” (Jhabvala)
Washington 2019 fourth-round RB Bryce Love was able to pass his physical. Love missed his entire rookie season recovering from a knee injury. (Walker)
With Kelvin Harmon out for the year, Emanuel Hall hurt and cut, and Cody Latimer on the commissioner’s exempt list, Rivera admitted their depth is a problem: “It’s something we’re going to look at. … If there was a position we are concerned about as far as bringing guys on, it certainly is that position.” (Jhabvala)
However, the plan for the team is to wait about two and a half weeks to try and get a look at younger players on the roster before making any additions, at all positions. (Ben Standig)