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  • 5/26, 8:56 am
    • Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in January...

      Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in January to repair a torn labrum and he could miss the remainder of the offseason as he continues to rehab, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

      Analysis: Abdullah is coming off a rookie campaign with the Lions in which he led the team in rushing yards with 597 on 143 carries, while he played the final two games of the season with an injured shoulder that would eventually require surgery. The team has elected to proceed cautiously during their potential starting running back's rehab until training camp, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. Abdullah's Week 1 status isn't currently in doubt, while Theo Riddick, Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner, and incoming rookie Dwayne Washington should see additional opportunities this offseason with Abdullah sidelined.

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  • 5/26, 8:32 am
    • Evans had a beauty of a...

      Evans had a beauty of a toe-tapping touchdown catch during Tuesday's opening OTA session, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

      Analysis: The third-year receiver was back at full participation to start OTAs, after his voluntary mini-camp participation last month was cut short due to an undisclosed injury. Evans hauled in a short touchdown throw on the right edge of the end zone off a Mike Glennon rollout, tapping his toes on the green before heading out of bounds. The 22-year-old will try to rebound from a 2015 campaign that saw him lead the NFL in drops, despite the fact that he also totaled 1,206 yards on 74 catches.

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  • 5/26, 8:25 am
    • Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he...

      Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he isn't worried about Jackson's spotty attendance at voluntary offseason workouts, reports. "He has been here, he has popped in and had a cup of coffee," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "Last time I looked up the word 'voluntary,' that is his choice, and he has been in the league nine years. He knows what type of shape he has to come in. Obviously, last year he pulled his hamstring, and some people say it was because he was out of shape, but he wasn't really."

      Analysis: Whatever else his reputation might be, Jackson has never faced any serious questions regarding his conditioning, even after missing six games with hamstring injuries last season. Further alleviating any potential concern is the fact that he'll be playing in the same offensive scheme for a third straight season as he enters the final year of his contract. The Redskins did draft WR Josh Doctson at No. 22 overall, but GM Scot McCloughan said the team will retain both Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who is also entering the final year of his contract. Given Jackson's value as a top deep threat, Garcon is likely the one in real danger of losing snaps and/or targets to the rookie. Interestingly enough, the Redskins may actually be pleased with Jackson's lack of attendance, as he could've collected a $500,000 bonus if he'd shown up for 90 percent of the voluntary program.

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  • 5/26, 8:11 am
    • Grimes grabbed an interception in the...

      Grimes grabbed an interception in the Bucs' opening day of OTAs on Tuesday, Joe Kania of the team's official site reports.

      Analysis: The veteran free-agent signee got things off on the right foot during the opening OTA session, snatching an interception and also getting his hands on the ball on several other occasions. Grimes has extensive experience in new defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, having played under the latter in Atlanta from 2008-2012. The 32-year-old will try to regain the form that allowed him to grab 13 picks over the last three seasons with the Dolphins.

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  • 5/26, 7:50 am
    • Foster (Achilles) said he probably needs...

      Foster (Achilles) said he probably needs another month to get back into top shape, ABC 13 Houston reports.

      Analysis: Foster made it clear he expects to regain his top form, even though he'll turn 30 before the season and is recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in late October. He'll likely join a team before training camp, with Miami, Washington and New England among the potential fits. He visited the Dolphins at the end of March, but has repeatedly made it clear he's in no hurry to sign a contract.

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