Packers fourth-round OL J.C. Tretter suffered a broken ankle in OTAs, and will be sidelined six months.
He'll likely miss the entire season. Tretter signed his contract just 11 days ago. A left tackle in college, Tretter was projected to contribute at center and guard. His rookie year will now amount to a "redshirt" campaign.
Cardinals TE Jeff King is recovering from knee surgery, but could be ready to resume practicing by early June.
The blocking tight end is sitting out OTAs, but sounds like he'll be ready for training camp. He's likely recovering from a scope. A seven-year veteran, King graded out as the third-worst tight end in the league in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season.
The 2010 undrafted free agent spent the first 11 weeks of 2012 on the Chargers' practice squad before being forced into action at left tackle, where he made three starts. Haslam got roughed up in 294 snaps, and was never a viable candidate to start in 2013 despite San Diego's black hole on the blindside.
Dolphins second-round CB Jamar Taylor underwent sports-hernia surgery on Tuesday, but is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp.
Sports-hernia operations typically only require 4-6 weeks of recovery, but it puts Taylor behind the eight ball as he transitions from the Mountain West to potential NFL starter. Taylor is competing with Richard Marshall to start opposite Brent Grimes, who is in the final stages of his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon. The Dolphins have precious little depth after letting Sean Smith walk in free agency. They'll really be in trouble if Taylor suffers a setback and isn't ready for camp.
Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson is "spending a lot of time at guard" in OTAs.
He's also running with the second team at left tackle. A 2012 third-rounder, Stephenson's path at tackle is currently blocked by Eric Fisher and Branden Albert. Stephenson played 377 snaps as a rookie, but got whipped in pass protection. Stephenson will be in the mix for swing-tackle duties. His 6-foot-6, 312-pound frame would be big for a guard.
The Chargers haven't ruled out OLB Melvin Ingram (torn ACL) returning in 2013.
It's a nice thought, but Ingram is an extreme long-shot to suit up this season. Perhaps he'll be placed on injured reserve/designated for return if the Chargers avoid injuries to other key players in training camp, but that would be a best-case scenario. There's no point in rushing Ingram's recovery so he could play limited snaps in what will likely be meaningless late-season games.
Packers DE Jerel Worthy (torn ACL) is vowing to play "at some point" in 2013.
Worthy tore his left ACL in Week 17. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel gave him "long odds" of playing this season in a January article. The 2012 second-round pick notched 2.5 sacks in 443 snaps as a rookie. He'll almost certainly begin 2013 on the reserve/PUP list.
Packers DE Mike Neal is taking snaps at outside linebacker in OTAs.
Neal is reportedly "surprised" by the development, but it doesn't appear a position switch is afoot. Standing in at 6-foot-3, 294 pounds, Neal would have to slim down to see regular snaps at outside linebacker. Despite drawing a four-game ban for violating the league's PED policy last season, Neal notched a career-high 4.5 sacks in 266 snaps across 11 games.
A reason was not provided, but it appears Dareus is simply skipping the "voluntary" workouts. The No. 3 pick of the 2011 draft graded out as the No. 11 defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season. He has work to do as a run stopper, but Dareus' future remains bright at age 23.