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San Diego Chargers: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The San Diego Chargers opened OTAs on Tuesday, joining rookies and veterans as one at Chargers Park. All five of the Chargers' draft picks were in attendance along with the undrafted free agents they signed to come in and compete for a spot on the 53-man roster. Show More Summary

Kansas City Chiefs: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The Kansas City Chiefs addressed some key needs in this year's NFL draft, entering OTAs with a complete team. Rookie minicamp took place earlier this month at the team's practice facilities. While it is soon, we can see plenty of things from some of the draft picks in the early stages of their rookie campaigns. Show More Summary

Denver Broncos: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The Denver Broncos have an interesting group of rookies they added earlier this year in the 2015 NFL draft and through college free agency after the draft. This class of rookies could play a larger role on both sides of the ball than some people think. They have early-round rookies who could earn starting roles with the team in 2015. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Steelers: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The Pittsburgh Steelers' latest phase of offseason workouts is beginning this week. After that, mandatory minicamp kicks off in June before full-team training camp begins in July. The players getting the most work so far this offseason...Show More Summary

Cleveland Browns: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The Cleveland Browns have kicked off phase three of their organized team activities. They will have 10 voluntary practice sessions before commencing mandatory minicamp in the middle of June. That will be the last time the Browns meet...Show More Summary

Predicting NFL Records That Will Fall During the 2015 Season

Records are made to be broken, or so the old saying goes. That certainly holds true in the National Football League. Not a season goes by where we don't see records fall, be they the sort set in a single year or those that take a career to surpass. 2015 is sure to be no exception. Show More Summary

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: What Is Adrian Peterson's End Game?

1. Peterson skipping OTAs Can anyone explain what exactly Adrian Peterson is doing? I am being told by a league source the same thing that others have been told: that he won't necessarily skip the entirety of the Vikings' volunteer workouts. Show More Summary

New England Patriots: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at DE/OLB

The New England Patriots may be rubbing their lucky rabbit's foot in hopes that their two starting defensive ends—Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich —will be available for the full breadth of the 16-game regular-season schedule, as well as however many games the Patriots play in the postseason. But like R.E. Show More Summary

Miami Dolphins: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The offseason workout program has barely begun, but the Miami Dolphins' rookies have wasted no time in making their first impressions. From first-round wide receiver DeVante Parker to undrafted free-agent kicker Andrew Franks, the Dolphins'...Show More Summary

New York Jets: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The time for offseason additions has come and gone, and now, it's time for the New York Jets to start making some subtractions. There's a long offseason workout program ahead, but it all began at the beginning of May with rookies reporting to the Jets' facilities for minicamp. Show More Summary

Indianapolis Colts: Early Rookie Progress Reports

We tend to put high expectations on rookies too soon. A player's rookie season is often completely irrelevant with regards to their long-term projection in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers was a backup when he was a rookie. Antonio Brown, arguably the best wide receiver in the league, caught just 16 passes as a rookie. Show More Summary

Oakland Raiders: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The second week of organized team activities ( OTAs ) has kicked off and there’s a lot of buzz coming from Alameda Oakland. The Oakland Raiders' 2015 draft class has brought a ton of excitement into minicamp. Analysts, fans and the Raiders...Show More Summary

Undrafted Rookies Making Noise in Offseason Workouts

As important as the seven rounds of the NFL draft are, the undrafted free agents figure into the NFL’s plan to a great degree as well. Every team has, and relies on players who went undrafted to win week after week. With OTAs kicking off this week, news about the undrafted free agents should be coming in fast and furious. Show More Summary

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Early Rookie Progress Reports

Heading into the 2015 offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed a facelift more than Droopy the Dog in a gravity chamber. That's just what they got with the No. 1 overall pick, selecting the talented but polarizing Jameis Winston, a...Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers: Will DeAndre Smelter Develop into an NFL Receiver?

The San Francisco 49ers surprised some by taking receiver DeAndre Smelter in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. There are a couple of reasons why the pick was unexpected. Firstly, in a deep receiving class with nine receivers going...Show More Summary

5 Questions Facing Philadelphia Eagles Rookies in 2015

Organized team activities, or OTAs as they are commonly referred to, are underway all across the NFL right now, but regardless, the Philadelphia Eagles' are shrouded in mystery. The media will only get their first glimpse of offseason...Show More Summary

Denver Broncos: How Owen Daniels Will Make Fans Forget Julius Thomas

For most teams in the NFL, replacing a player who has caught 108 passes and 24 touchdowns over the course of the past two seasons would be quite difficult, but the Denver Broncos are built to withstand such a loss. Though Julius Thomas...Show More Summary

Detroit Lions: Early Rookie Progress Reports

Every player wants to hit the ground running as the new league year gets underway—none more so than the rookies. The Detroit Lions kicked off OTAs on the 26th, and everyone is excited to hear about how the shiny new toys are performing. Show More Summary

Green Bay Packers: Early Rookie Progress Reports

The Green Bay Packers have yet to begin their first round of OTAs, so the rookie orientation camp and nonorganized workouts — as well as statements by coaches and staff — are all we have to go on so far to assess the rookies' early performances. More...Show More Summary

New York Giants: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2015

Defenses might win championships, but offenses sure do go a long way toward getting a team in a position to earn its immortality. As the New York Giants commence the final phase of the 2015 offseason program—the OTA workouts which will...Show More Summary

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