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Volume 21, #17 -- Monday Night, May 6th, 2019

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1. CAR - QB Cam Newton feeling great

Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) said he feels at full strength and hopes to be throwing before training camp. Newton hasn't been given a timetable for when he'll be cleared, but he's confident there won't be another setback like last season. He began a vegan diet in hopes of getting his weight into the 237-pound range, which would be the lowest of his career.

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Newton's weight isn't an issue, it's the fact that he takes big hits from defenders all the time. He's an athletic quarterback but using his legs comes with a price. The team needs to protect him better when he's in the pocket and Newton needs to learn how to get rid of the ball quicker or throw the ball away in order to preserve his health. We should see him at some point in training camp.

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2. CIN - WR A.J. Green to be fine for 2019

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) expects to be healthy and ready for training camp this summer after undergoing toe surgery in December, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Good news for the veteran superstar here. Toe injuries are always tricky to deal with and take time to fully come back from. It sounds like Green is on the right track with no setbacks so far. We should see him eased into action when the Bengals get to training camp.

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3. LAC - QB Philip Rivers not worried about contract

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not worried about his contract situation and is willing to play out the last year of his current contract.

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No hurries, no worries here. Rivers is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $23 million in 2019. The Chargers should get something done with Rivers to keep him around as their starter for the next few years.

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4. WAS - QB Colt McCoy may be ready for camp

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (leg) hopefully will be ready for training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

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Washington has changed their QB depth chart drastically this offseason, trading the Broncos for Case Keenum and selecting Dwayne Haskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. There's no need to rush McCoy back into action. He's got plenty of experience but probably not going to win the starting job in 2019.

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5. NO - New Orleans announces four UDFA signings

Source: NewOrleansSaints.com

Undrafted free-agents DT Kenny Bigelow Jr. (West Virginia), RB Devine Ozigbo (Nebraska), TE Jake Powell (Monmouth) and CB Jordan Wyatt (Southern Methodist) signed three-year contracts with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, May 6. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

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Ozigbo is the player to watch here. He is a balanced runner who gets to top speed in a hurry. Ozigbo did impress at the East-West Shrine Game practices earlier this year and could work as a decent receiver out of the backfield. We'll see if he can latch onto the Saints roster or practice squad.

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6. GB - Jawill Davis scooped up by Green Bay

Source: SNY - Ralph Vacchiano

Free-agent WR Jawill Davis (Giants) was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Monday, May 6.

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Davis is a long-shot to make the 53-man roster for the Packers. They'll have 13 wide receivers for offseason workouts and Davis is likely towards the back end of that group.

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7. KC - Four draft picks sign with Kansas City

Source: The Kansas City Star - Brooke Pryor

Kansas City Chiefs second-round WR Mecole Hardman, sixth-round DB Rashad Fenton, sixth-round RB Darwin Thompson and seventh-round OG Nick Allegretti signed four-year contracts with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, May 6. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

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The Chiefs added a couple of weapons to their offense in the 2019 NFL draft. Hardman is the player to watch here, especially if Tyreek Hill is suspended by the league during the regular season. He's a speedy wide receiver who can take the top off the defense, and Hardman can work as a return man too. Thompson is a 200-pound grinder who does a good job of maintaining balance upon contact.

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8. MIA - OLB Nick Perry on Miami's radar

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Free-agent LB Nick Perry (Packers) has received 'overtures' from the Miami Dolphins since he was released by the Green Bay Packers in March, and 'there seems to be a real chance' the Dolphins will sign him sometime this week, according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald.

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Perry has been out there for over a month with little interest garnered. The Dolphins could take a chance on Perry for the right price. If he can stay healthy, perhaps a change of scenery can finally get him to play up to his potential.

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9. TB - RB Kerwynn Williams to Tampa

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent RB Kerwynn Williams (Lions) will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 6, on an undisclosed deal.

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Williams played under Bruce Arians when both were with the Arizona Cardinals, so he knows the offense and what is expected of him. The speedster from Utah State is going to compete for a reserve role behind Ron Jones and Peyton Barber in 2019.

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10. SEA - Terry Wright works primarily out of slot

Source: The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks WR Terry Wright, an undrafted free agent out of Purdue, was active throughout the rookie minicamp, primarily working in the slot. It's a position where the team might have the most opportunity with WR Doug Baldwin contemplating retirement.

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Wright was projected as a slot receiver during his time in college at Purdue. He was a big-play threat there in 2018, averaging a healthy 16.7 yards per catch. Wright ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at Purdue's pro day and should at least contribute as a return man for the Seahawks if he makes the 53-man roster.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J