It has been a weird offseason for Henderson who was reportedly M.I.A. for a chunk of it and the Bills had no idea where he was. But that all changed on Monday as The Buffalo News reported that he has been recovering from two surgeries to help deal with the diagnosis of Chron's Disease that he received last season and one of the surgeries involved reattaching an intestine after trying to remove the effected area. He is certainly in no shape to practice in the OTAs however, he and the Bills remain hopeful that he will be fully ready for training camp in August.
The former third-overall pick in the 2013 draft missed all of the 2015 season serving a suspension and six games in the 2014 season stemming from failed drug tests. According to Jordan, he hasn't taken drugs in two years and passed two tests last week which should go in his favor but we have seen Roger Goodell be a stickler about drug suspensions and proving that you are indeed clean and being honest about being clean. He was a surprising pick out of Oregon when the Dolphins took him and has mostly been a bust to this point, but perhaps a year away from the sport will rekindle any fire he previously had and he will come back a new player, or at least that's what Miami is hoping for.
That marks the end of OTAs for the third-year TE but it should also mean that he will be ready with plenty of time to spare come late-July when training camps open. Since signing as an UDFA after the 2014 draft, he has played in 24 games but registered just three total grabs for 22 yards as he is used primarily as a blocking TE in the Jags offense. He has no real fantasy value at this point.
Pitta last played in 2014 where his season was cut short due to injury. After missing all of the 2015 season it appears as though Pitta is back to full strength and ready to reclaim his starting tight end spot. When healthy Pitta has proven in the past to be a favorite target of quarterback Joe Flacco however with just seven total games under his belt over the past three seasons it will be interesting to see how he handles the rigors of the NFL season.
The Jets' tight end spot is wide open this year with Jeff Cumberland gone, Zach Sudfeld returning from injury and Kellen Davis' lack of true potential. Potential for Amaro, however, is not lacking but so far it's not looking good for him. The Jets are notorious for not utilizing their tight ends and this season probably won't be much different, no matter how much they try.
The future Hall of Famer seems to have made the right choice as he was able to make it to two Super Bowls in the Mile High City, winning one. It would have been a traumatic experience for Colts' fans to see Manning with another team in the division.
Without Amaro the Jets' tight ends managed only 8 receptions all of last season, so any contribution from the third year man is welcomed. One huge factor that will affect his production is if Ryan Fitzpatrick is back in the fold for the Jets. He is worthy of a late round flyer, but only as your second tight end.
That seems like a ridiculous bargain for the Jets considering Sam Bradford signed for two years and $35 million with $22 million guaranteed. The Jets and Fitzpatrick really appear to need each other at this point, and the fantasy repercussions would be huge if Fitzpatrick signs with another team or retires. The entire Jets' offense would suffer as a result.
That is possible, but only if David Johnson gets twice as many touches as he did as a rookie, and Chris Johnson serves as the change-of-pace back. The Cardinals would probably be better off giving all of Chris Johnson's touches to Andre Ellington, but only if Ellington can finally stay healthy.
Winston wasn't exactly in Eddie Lacy territory, but if he and the team decided he needed to lose "a lot" of weight, it is nice to see he is at least taking that part of his preparation seriously. Quarterback is very deep this season. so there is no reason to reach for Winston for fantasy, but Winston appears poised to take another step forward next season.