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  • Craig James DB | DET

    Craig James: Reaches injury settlement

    The Lions released James (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    James was placed on the Lions' IR on Tuesday after sustaining some sort of injury during minicamp, and the team has now reached an injury settlement with the 28-year-old cornerback. The four-year veteran is now free to sign elsewhere once he returns to full health.

  • Patriots' Raekwon McMillan: Past Achilles injury

    McMillan (Achilles) was spotted working on during the Patriots' mandatory minicamp session Wednesday, Doug Kyed of The Boston Herald reports.

    McMillan missed all of the Patriots' 2023 campaign after partially tearing his Achilles before the season, but it now seems as if he's back at full health. The Ohio State product appeared in 16 games and made 35 total tackles in 2022, and he's expected to compete for another depth role in New England's linebacker corps going into next season.

  • Jonas Griffith LB | DEN

    Broncos' Jonas Griffith: Back for minicamp

    Griffith (knee) was spotted working out during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp session.

    Griffith missed all of Denver's 2023 campaign due to a knee injury suffered in early August last year, but it now seems as if he's moved past the issue. Across his two seasons in the NFL, the Indiana State product has appeared in 21 games and recorded 92 total tackles, including four tackles for loss, while also intercepting one pass. Now that Griffith is back at full health, he's expected to compete for a depth role in the Broncos' outside linebacker corps.

  • Riley Moss CB | DEN

    Broncos' Riley Moss: Past back issue

    Moss (back) was spotted participating in Denver's mandatory minicamp session Wednesday, Keith Cummings of Sports Illustrated reports.

    The second-year cornerback was held out of practices earlier in the offseason with a back injury, but it now seems as if he's moved past the issue. Moss saw minimal work on the Broncos' defense during his rookie campaign, tallying six total tackles while playing just 23 defensive snaps through 14 games. He's expected to compete for another depth role in Denver's secondary now that he's returned to form.

  • Cole Holcomb LB | PIT

    Steelers' Cole Holcomb: On track for training camp

    Head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Wednesday that Holcomb (knee) is on track to be ready for training camp, Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now reports.

    There was speculation earlier this offseason that Holcomb's knee injury was severe enough to force the 27-year-old linebacker to medically retire, but it seems like he'll be able to return to the field after all. Holcomb appeared in eight games before sustaining his season-ending injury in 2023, recording 54 total tackles, including four tackles for loss, while also tallying two passes defended and two forced fumbles. He's expected to retain a substantial role in the Steelers' linebacker corps once he moves past his knee issue.

  • Buddha Jones NT | SEA

    Seahawks' Buddha Jones: Back on IR

    Jones (undisclosed) reverted to Seattle's injured reserve list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Jones cleared waivers after being dropped by the Seahawks with an injury designation just two days ago, and thus he's reverted to the team's IR. The nature and severity of Jones' injury are still unknown, but he'll need to reach an injury settlement with Seattle if he wants a chance to suit up this season.

  • Frankie Luvu LB | WAS

    Commanders' Frankie Luvu: Dealing with ankle issue

    Luvu wasn't participating in Wednesday's mandatory minicamp session with what seems to be an ankle injury, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

    Fortier also noted that the injury seems to be minor and the Commanders are not concerned about Luvu's health. The 27-year-old linebacker agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with Washington this past offseason to be one of the team's defensive leaders. Once he moves past his ankle issue, Luvu is expected to play alongside Bobby Wagner in what should be one of the best inside linebacker tandems in the NFL.

  • Panthers' Shaq Thompson: Ready for 2024

    Thompson told reporters Wednesday that he feels "amazing" coming off his fractured ankle from nine months ago, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    According to Person, Thompson told reporters that he underwent another surgery this offseason to address a groin issue that originated in 2020. The 30-year-old linebacker also stated that he expects to play five more seasons in the NFL and he hopes to retire as a Panther, per David Newton of ESPN.com. It seems Thompson is in good health and spirits heading into Carolina's 2024 campaign, as he projects to have another large role as the team's defensive field general.

  • DJ Johnson LB | CAR

    Panthers' DJ Johnson: Avoids serious injury

    Johnson's knee injury isn't considered serious, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson was carted off the field during Panthers' minicamp last week with what was initially thought to be a calf injury, but it's now been clarified to be a knee issue. The second-year linebacker out of Oregon appeared in 13 games and made 16 total tackles during his rookie campaign, and he's expected to compete for a depth role on Carolina's defense once he's past his knee injury.

  • Colts' Ronnie Harrison: Seeing snaps at safety

    Harrison has played almost exclusively as a safety during Colts' mandatory minicamp, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    The 207-pound defensive weapon spent most of his time at linebacker last season (135 of his 234 defensive snaps in the box), but it now seems as if he's transitioning back to safety. Harrison tallied 20 total tackles, including 1.0 sacks, while also intercepting two passes in seven games in 2023. Now that Harrison is moving back to safety, he's expected to compete for a depth role in the Colts' secondary as the offseason progresses.

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