Bears K Robbie Gould (calf) is "on track" to be medically cleared Thursday.
Gould injured his calf in Week 14, then had surgery to repair a ruptured semitendinosus tendon shortly after. He'll "compete" with Austin Signor for the Bears' kicking job. Gould was a top-ten fantasy kicker as recently as 2011.
The Chargers have "penciled in" Cam Thomas as the team's starting nose tackle.
Thomas has started just five games in his short career, but veterans Antonio Garay and Aubrayo Franklin are no longer sporting powder blue. It's Thomas' turn. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound behemoth could be looking at a nice pay day if he shows well in his new role. Thomas has one year left on his rookie deal. He'll be flanked by Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes on the defensive line.
Chargers WR Vincent Brown said his ankle is "100 percent."
Brown fractured his ankle last August. The Chargers are taking it easy on him during OTAs, but Brown expects to be full-go for training camp. Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander are running with the first team, but both Brown and rookie Keenan Allen could jump ahead of Floyd in due time. San Diego was planning to "feature" Brown last season, although there's now a new regime in town.
Profootballtalk.com reports the lingering infection has cleared from Rob Gronkowski's arm, and his new plate was installed during Monday's surgery.
Gronkowski emerged from surgery Monday afternoon. The new plate will continue to hold together the fracture in his left forearm, which was surgically repaired four times because of complications due to the infection. Gronkowski is now expected to undergo back surgery in 3-4 weeks, the recovery timetable for which will last roughly ten weeks. He's still got a good chance to get in some late-training camp time, and be all systems go for Week 1 at Buffalo.
Former Browns DE David McMillan was reportedly shot and killed in Georgia over the weekend.
Per Fox Sports Ohio, 31-year-old McMillan was killed in an apparent robbery attempt. McMillan played college ball at Kansas and was a fifth-round pick in the 2005 draft. He spent three years with Cleveland, mostly playing special teams.
Redskins GM Bruce Allen conceded it's "too early to tell" whether Robert Griffin III (ACL, LCL surgery) will be ready on the first day of training camp.
"He is doing everything that the doctors want him to do," said Allen. "... But it’s really too premature to speculate on where his medical condition is until we give him a physical when training camp starts July 25." Allen said RG3 is able to do "a lot of drill work on his own." Expect Griffin to open training camp on active/PUP.
Marshawn Lynch did not report for the start of Seahawks OTAs Monday.
Coach Pete Carroll expressed no concern, reiterating that the workouts are "voluntary," even if attendance is strongly encouraged. Lynch is likely just training for the season on his own. Lynch does not have a bone to pick about his contract. He is owed a $7 million base salary and all the money is guaranteed.
An undrafted free agent, Harrison originally agreed to terms with the Bears but was turned away at rookie minicamp when he failed his physical due to a foot injury. Harrison is talented -- he's 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds with 4.46 wheels -- but he'll have an uphill climb to make the 53-man roster in New England.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Charles Woodson is "intrigued" by the idea of finishing his career in Oakland.
Schefter previously reported on NFL Live that the Broncos had made a "fair offer" in contract talks, but it's possible Woodson would prefer to return to Oakland. We still anticipate Woodson landing in Denver, where the team is much further along. The Raiders have the look of a four-win club at best.