Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo won’t be able to make his case for more playing time during the team’s June minicamp.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Carroo will have surgery to clean up loose bodies in his knee and miss the team’s three-day minicamp next week as a result.
Carroo is expected to be ready to go for training camp this summer and many veterans wouldn’t be too impacted by missing a portion of the offseason schedule. Carroo isn’t in the strongest position heading into camp, however.
The 2016 third-round pick has played 264 offensive snaps and caught 10 passes over his first two seasons and is behind Danny Amendola, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson on the depth chart in Miami. Jakeem Grant played about the same amount on offense, but had a bigger special teams role than Carroo and that would seem to make it a real possibility that Carroo will be off the roster come September whether he’s healthy for the start of camp or not.
An airline employee later told her he was a professional football player, and she introduced herself when they saw each other again at baggage claim. After offering to pay him back in cash or by Venmo, he declined and told her to pay the kindness forward to someone else.
The Jets safety spent this offseason focusing on his diet and trying to learn more about nutrition. Adams hired a personal chef and has spent time learning how to eat cleaner. He is down from 214 pounds last year, and he expects to see results in his second season in the NFL from eating better.
What is his secret?
Shepard is aware of that, but feels a bit differently about what he can do on the field.
That’s been that way since college, Shepard said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. I feel like I’ve proven that I can play outside and just try to handle my business. I know that I can play outside, and we will soon see.
The Giants made heavy use of three-receiver sets in Shepard’s two seasons with the team and more of the same could leave him with the same role even though there isn’t a clear choice to play outside across from Odell Beckham. If the team tends toward more two-receiver formations, something head coach Pat Shurmur did as offensive coordinator in Minnesota, Shepard should get plenty of chances to prove his point.