Chandler, who tore his ACL in December last season and required surgery, was able to participate in individual work following OTA practice Thursday, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Chandler: "The knee feels really good. I feel great. Running routes you could probably tell it's not 100 percent, but it's better than most so I feel good."
Because this is a major injury with a long rehab process, Chandler's Week 1 status has been considered in question, but it looks like he's getting ahead of the curve. We'll know more come training camp, as the big tight end would like to be doing almost everything with the rest of his teammates when July rolls around.
05/23/13 - 11:24AM ETPierre Garcon
: Reportedly Had Minor Labrum Surgery in January
Rich Campbell of the Washington Times reports that Garcon had minor labrum surgery in January.
This is to clarify earlier reports that Garcon underwent offseason chest surgery. The report further suggests that Garcon -- who is also coming back from toe issues -- is healthy now and not participating in team drills at the Redskins' current OTAs as a precaution. In any case, we'll continue to keep an eye on reports surrounding Garcon's health in general (including additional details related to his surgery) in the coming days.
Though Griffin (knee) did not participate in the Redskins' OTAs on Thursday, he was able to do some throwing, the Washington Post reports. The report adds that Griffin was also able to do some running near the beginning of Thursday's practice.
Griffin, who was sporting a brace on his right knee Thursday, is recovering from January surgery to repair tears in his ACL and LCL. According to the report, his throws "were relatively crisp," with the QB appearing to be able to plant on his right leg, albeit not at top speed. When interviewed afterward, Griffin reiterated that his goal is to be ready to play by Week 1, but acknowledged that he will not rush back just to meet that target.
Coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Crabtree indeed suffered a torn right Achilles tendon and underwent surgery Wednesday to repair it, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The report adds that Crabtree suffered a complete tear of his Achilles, while noting that Harbaugh indicated that the wideout is not expected to miss the entire 2013 season. That said, Harbaugh declined to give a timetable for Crabtree's return, with a late-season return probably representing a best-case scenario here.
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Crabtree has already undergone surgery on his torn Achilles tendon.
Details will continue to trickle in with regards to the severity of Crabtree's Achilles tendon tear and the estimated timetable for his return, but either way, his injury will have a major impact on the 49ers' plans for the coming season. At first glance, the team's acquisition of Anquan Boldin takes on added importance, with the likes of A.J. Jenkins potentially in line for added opportunities, as well as TE Vernon Davis and WR Quinton Patton.
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Crabtree will reportedly require surgery after suffering a torn Achilles during the 49ers' OTAs.
Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter notes that Crabtree is undergoing additional tests to confirm the injury. We'll await verification of the report, but assuming Crabtree's Achilles is torn as feared, then he would be in line to miss most, if not all, of the coming season. While the 49ers could seek veteran help in the wake of this development, young receivers A.J. Jenkins and Quinton Patton could well be called upon to help fill the void.
Woodson agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders on Tuesday, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports.
Woodson will return to the team that drafted him with the fourth pick in the 1998 draft. He appeared in just seven regular season games for the Packers last season, but did return for the club's two playoff games. Woodson figures to start opposite Tyvon Branch if he makes it through training camp healthy.
Owner Robert Kraft indicated that he has received positive reports from doctors regarding Gronkowski's left forearm surgery, ESPN.com reports. "I'm not a medical person and things change day to day, but we were told that it was as good a report that we could have hoped for," Kraft said Tuesday.
Now that doctors believe that a lingering infection in Gronkowski's forearm has cleared, back surgery could be on tap for the tight end in the coming weeks. As a result, Gronkowski's status for the regular season opener could possibly be affected, but Kraft remains hopeful on that front. Assuming no setbacks with his forearm, Gronkowski's next key step will be an evaluation next month to determine whether or not he needs to undergo the back procedure. Once that situation is clarified, Gronkowski's prognosis for training camp and beyond will hopefully become easier to gauge.
05/21/13 - 4:34AM ETTony Romo
: Minor Back Surgery
Romo will be out three weeks after undergoing minor surgery to remove a cyst from his back, the Dallas Morning News reports. "If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could," Romo said.
He'll miss this week's OTAs, but should be fine for the start of training camp. If first-round draft pick Travis Frederick can help stabilize the middle of the Cowboys' offensive line, Romo could deliver some very big numbers this season.