Foster hopes to “bounce back”: It’s hard to imagine needing improvement after finishing with more than 1,400 yards and a league-best 17 touchdowns. Then again, most of us aren’t Arian Foster. The Houston Texans running back recently told the FOX Sports Southwest that he didn’t feel like he was at his best in 2012 and has spent his entire offseason in an intense training program in an effort to “bounce back”. First, Adrian Peterson sets the bar at 2,500 yards, now this. The battle to be the No. 1 fantasy draft pick is truly on.
Robinson to get work: The Jacksonville Jaguars might have waited until the fifth round to draft Denard Robinson, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to sit around waiting for a chance to play. General manager David Caldwell says the rookie could see 10-15 touches per game, working behind Maurice Jones-Drew — including returning kicks. It’s a pretty solid workload for a guy who will be learning a new position. If that is indeed the case, Robinson will be the obvious choice as a handcuff for MJD. What his value will be for 2013 is still debatable.
Gronk facing another surgery: For the fourth time, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will reportedly go under the knife to repair his broken forearm. As has been the case for most of the offseason, Gronk’s issue continues to be the infection that has hampered the recovery. The fear is that the tight end could need a fifth surgery that would jeopardize his availability for the start of training camp. Until further notice, it’s time to start sliding Gronkowski down the draft board.