Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, A.J. Jenkins, Andre Johnson, Anquan Boldin, Arian Foster, Ben Obomanu, Clyde Gates, Geno Smith, Houston Texans, Jeremy Kerley, Kellen Winslow Jr., Kyle Williams, Mark Sanchez, Michael Crabtree, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill
Foster downplays calf strain: Fantasy football owners everywhere held their breath when news broke of Arian Foster being carted off the field with an injury during OTAs. Andre Johnson shrugged it off as not a big deal. Now Foster is doing the same, telling reporters that “more than likely” he’ll be ready for the start of training camp. Unless there’s a major setback between now and the start of the season, Foster will be one of the first two players off the board in just about every fantasy league. Whether he’s No. 1 or No. 2 could depend on whether he’s around for the start of camp.
Jets WR shopping?: Stop me if you’ve heard this before — the New York Jets offense is a mess. The quarterback battle between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith has obscured the upheaval that has overtaken Gang Green’s wide receiver corps. Santonio Holmes admitted he suffered the most severe version of a Lisfranc fracture. He’s targeted the start of training camp as his return date, but that appears to be the most wishful of thoughts. At the moment, the Jets have 14 receivers on the roster, but the most experienced behind Holmes are Ben Obomanu, Clyde Gates, Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill — not exactly names that strike fear. It would be a surprise if New York doesn’t hunt for someone else to help pick up the slack. At least they’ve added Kellen Winslow, Jr. to their tight end roster. Maybe that’ll help.
Williams to start for SF?: The loss of Michael Crabtree has the San Francisco 49ers shuffling their wide receiver options. It was hoped that this would be the season that A.J. Jenkins asserted himself in the offense. So far, he has a little ways to go. With minicamp over, the Niners depth chart has Kyle Williams ahead of Jenkins, lining up opposite Anquan Boldin. There’s plenty of time for Jenkins to overtake Williams in the pecking order, but it’s a reminder that there’s still a learning curve for a player who made just three appearance last season and went without a catch.
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