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    • Sun, May 28, 9:36pm

      Orchard (ankle) has been an active participant in OTAs, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

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      Analysis: Orchard finished the 2016 season on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 3. His participation in OTAs this month implies he's since received medical clearance to return to action.

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    • Sun, May 28, 9:32pm

      Kindred (ankle) has been an active participant in OTAs, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

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      Analysis: Kindred broke his ankle in Week 13 last season and ultimately ended the season on injured reserve. His participation in OTAs suggests he's since been cleared by team doctors to return to football activities.

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    • Sun, May 28, 8:48pm

      Smith (ankle) is healthy after ending the 2016 season on injured reserve, Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official site reports.

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      Analysis: Smith suffered a high-ankle sprain late in December and ultimately missed the final three games of the 2016 season. Fortunately he's been an active participant in OTAs this month and appears to be good to go moving forward.

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    • Sun, May 28, 7:49pm

      Bryant (undisclosed) is sitting out OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.

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      Analysis: Before re-signing with the Lions in March, Bryant finished the 2016 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, and it appears it may still be affecting him. However, a timetable for his recovery isn't clear at present.

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    • Sun, May 28, 7:45pm

      Riddick is wearing a cast on his right wrist at OTAs, Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press reports.

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      Analysis: Despite being tabbed as a limited participant at OTAs thus far, Riddick reportedly "mostly sat out" of drills as he finishes his rehabilitation from double wrist surgery. It would appear his right wrist is more of a problem than his left at this point.

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    • Sun, May 28, 7:30pm

      Whitehead (undisclosed) is present but not participating in OTAs, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

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      Analysis: Whitehead seems to be injured in some capacity, but the details aren't clear. When healthy, he's expected to compete for a starting outside linebacker job with offseason acquisition Paul Worrilow, as well as Brandon Copeland and Antwione Williams.

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    • Sun, May 28, 1:46pm

      Ajayi could see as many as 350 rushing attempts in 2017, James Walker of ESPN.com reports. "I'm ready for it," Ajayi said Tuesday. "I prepare myself every season to take a huge workload and be able to carry the team, and I think I'm ready for that."

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      Analysis: The Dolphins will hope Ajayi can replicate his Pro Bowl 2016 campaign in which he rushed for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns on 260 attempts in 15 games. The 23-year-old only started 12 games and didn't catch fire until Week 6, but if he's able to start the season off hot, expect the opportunities to rack up. Based on his yards per carry total from last season (4.9), Ajayi would have exceeded 1,700 yards rushing with a 350-carry workload. It will be up to the young back to prove last year was no fluke, but if he can do so, he'll be a top fantasy commodity.

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    • Sun, May 28, 1:08pm

      Thompson could be in line for extended reps this season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. "I have a feeling I might get a little more this year," Thompson said. "I just see how the workouts and everything are going, when we're working together as a group."

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      Analysis: With a budding battle between Rob Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine for the top running back spot, Thompson will quietly assume the third-down responsibilities for the Redskins in 2017. Playing on a one-year contract, the veteran will have to prove his value this season, which won't be hard to do if he continues to see increased reps on offense. Thompson is clearly the best pass-catcher in the backfield and was productive last season with his reps, averaging 7.1 yards per reception and 5.2 yards per rush. If either Kelley or Perine struggle, look for Washington to rely on Thompson as a security blanket.

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    • Sun, May 28, 12:13pm

      Lewis (hamstring) looked explosive at OTAs and could still carve out a role as a reserve running back and kickoff returner, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

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      Analysis: While the offseason additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead might make him expendable, Lewis has a small enough contract that the Patriots presumably intend to keep him around. It isn't yet clear how snaps will be divided between the aforementioned trio and James White, but it at least seems Lewis is healthy enough to compete for a part-time role on offense after injuring his hamstring during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Gillislee is the best bet to fill a power role similar to LeGarrette Blount's from last season, while Lewis, White and Burkhead all are largely valued for their strong work on passing downs.

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    • Sun, May 28, 12:02pm

      Seferian-Jenkins (suspension) has lost about 25 pounds from his peak weight of 285 last season, checking in at 260 for OTAs, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.

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      Analysis: The 2014 second-round selection was released by the Bucs in September after being charged with a DUI, and the Jets then claimed him off waivers and used him in a minor role throughout the rest of the season. Seferian-Jenkins caught 10 of 17 targets for 110 yards in seven games with his new team, also missing a few contests due to hamstring and ankle injuries, and thus failing to play double-digit games for a third time in as many NFL seasons. While he still needs to serve a two-game suspension for the DUI, it sounds as if Seferian-Jenkins has finally turned his full attention to football, undergoing what his agent referred to as a "mental and physical lifestyle change". He'll still need to prove himself in training camp and the preseason, but the Jets don't have much in the way of other talent at a position they hope to involve in the passing game for the first time since 2014. Seferian-Jenkins has a real shot at the lead role once he returns from suspension in Week 3.

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