Coach John Harbaugh said he expects Hill to take a big step forward in his second pro season, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: It's a reasonable expectation, but even an impressive offseason won't necessarily give the 2019 fourth-round pick a path to playing time in a backfield that also holds Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. It sounds like Harbaugh may carry four tailbacks on the 53-man roster instead of his usual three, especially if Hill and Edwards prove useful on special teams. Hill played 187 snaps on offense and 97 on special teams last year, averaging 3.9 yards on 58 carries, 8.8 yards on eight receptions and 18.9 yards on 12 kickoff returns. Any hope for 2020 fantasy value likely involves a trade or an Ingram/Dobbins injury.
May 29, 2020 8:28 AM EST
Prescott has been in contact with new Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy even though he has yet to sign his franchise tag offer or agree to a contract extension, Jonny Auping of DallasCowboys.com reports. "There has been communication," McCarthy confirmed. "This is the way these business situations go sometimes and [I] respect that. I have confidence that it will work out."
Analysis: Under normal circumstances, Prescott being in contract limbo would have prevented him from participating in on-field activities with his teammates, but at the moment all he's missing are some virtual meetings. The fact that he's stayed in touch with McCarthy suggests the quarterback won't be behind in understanding any new wrinkles being added to the offensive scheme once in-person team activities are allowed to ramp up. Prescott and the Cowboys have until July 15 to work out an extension, a move that would free up additional cap space for the team, otherwise he'll play out the 2020 season under the franchise tag at a salary of $31.4 million.
May 29, 2020 8:06 AM EST
Enunwa (neck) is not considering retirement despite battling a career-threatening injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Enunwa's neck injury limited him to just one game in 2019 (12 combined regular-season games since 2017), and Cimini now reports that the Jets have ruled him out for the 2020 campaign. Despite the severity of his injury, and a timetable for the soon-to-be 28-year-old's return remaining undisclosed, Enunwa relayed that he hopes to retake the field in the future. "If I'm capable of playing, then that's what I'll do," Enunwa said. He carries a fully guaranteed $6 million salary for 2020, and in 2021 he'll have a $4.1 million injury guarantee, so it remains in the Jets' best interest to stick with Enunwa throughout his rehab process and hope for a possible return to the field.
May 28, 2020 3:32 PM EST
The Saints waived White on Thursday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: White was let go to make room for James Hurst on New Orleans' offseason roster. The Arizona State product latched on to the Saints' practice squad near the end of the 2019 regular season.
May 28, 2020 2:23 PM EST
The Raiders placed O'Leary on the reserve/Non-Football Injury List on Thursday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: O'Leary joined Las Vegas in March, after having logged 13 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown between 12 total games with the Dolphins and Jaguars last season. Due to his placement on the reserve/NFI list, O'Leary won't count against the Raiders' 90-man offseason roster. The team re-signed tight end Paul Butler to fill O'Leary's depth gig.
May 28, 2020 2:20 PM EST
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