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  Cardinals | Justin Bethel impressing HC    Fri Jul 25, 02:53 AM

Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel had the best spring of anybody, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Bethel was a Pro Bowl special teams player in 2013. He has the athletic ability to be the best cornerback on roster, per Arians. When asked if Bethel could start at cornerback, Arians said, 'Over Patrick (Peterson) and Cro (Antonio Cromartie). They gave up more big plays in the spring than he did, and got his hands on more balls than anybody did. That's a nice problem to have.'

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  Ravens | Dominique Franks fails test    Thu Jul 24, 10:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list because he failed the conditioning test.

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  Bengals | Leon Hall, three others activated from PUP    Thu Jul 24, 07:11 PM

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles'), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring) and OG Clint Boling (knee) all passed their physicals and were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Footballguys view: Having Hall available will be a huge boost for the defense. The team will bring Hall along slowly as he comes back from this Achilles' injury. The plan is to have him ready by the start of the regular season.

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  Bengals | Onterio McCalebb passes physical, activated    Thu Jul 24, 07:04 PM

Cincinnati Bengals CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.


  Ravens | Dominique Franks placed on NFI    Thu Jul 24, 06:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

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  NFL | Nine players go unclaimed    Thu Jul 24, 06:20 PM

WR Kelsey Pope (Cardinals), CB Royce Adams (Browns), OG Jarrod Pughsley (Cowboys), LB Shaun Lewis (Packers), RB Beau Blankenship (Jaguars), DE Spencer Nealy (Vikings), WR Tyler McDonald (Patriots), DB Lowell Rose (Jets) and LB Jonas Mouton (Chargers) all cleared waivers Thursday, July 24, and are free to sign with any team.

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  Bills | Brandon Smith waived    Thu Jul 24, 06:18 PM

The Buffalo Bills waived CB Brandon E. Smith (leg).

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  Chiefs | Sanders Commings placed on NFI list    Thu Jul 24, 06:10 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CB Sanders Commings (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list.

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  Ravens | Aaron Ross placed on IR    Thu Jul 24, 04:41 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') has been placed on Injured Reserve. Ross will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

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  Raiders | D.J. Hayden out for the start of training camp    Thu Jul 24, 04:00 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is out for the start of training camp with a stress fracture in his foot.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Raiders here. Hayden is a talented player, but injuries have held him back as a pro. We'll see if he can heal quickly from this latest injury and get in the lineup.

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  Colts | Two miss practice    Thu Jul 24, 02:46 PM

Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (undisclosed) and FS LaRon Landry (undisclosed) both did not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

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  Cowboys | Brandon Carr not practicing    Thu Jul 24, 01:48 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr (personal) is not participating in practice Thursday, July 24, due to family reasons.

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  Ravens | Aaron Ross expected to miss the year    Thu Jul 24, 01:29 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') is expected to miss the entire season with an torn Achilles' tendon.

Footballguys view: The former first-round pick will not contribute anything to the Ravens this year. He was a solid fallback plan if younger corners like Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson had trouble living up to nickel and dime roles. Ross only played four games last year and was signed to basically a veteran minimum deal, so the Ravens couldn't have been counting on him for that much.

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  Panthers | De'Andre Presley placed on PUP list    Thu Jul 24, 12:56 PM

Carolina Panthers WR De'Andre Presley (stress fracture) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

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  Ravens | Aaron Ross tears Achilles'    Thu Jul 24, 11:48 AM

Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') has torn his Achilles' tendon.

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  Broncos | Chris Harris lands on PUP    Wed Jul 23, 03:09 PM

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: The plan is to have Harris ready for the start of the regular season. Harris should be ready by that time barring setback. He'll start opposite Aqib Talib when healthy. Rookie first-round pick Bradley Roby will compete with second-year pro Kayvon Webster for the nickel corner job.

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  Browns | Justin Gilbert deal slowed by structure    Wed Jul 23, 02:51 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Justin Gilbert's contract was slowed by the separation of salary into early roster bonus money in the later years of the deal. It is uncertain which side caved in the negotiations.

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  Jaguars | Deion Belue signed    Wed Jul 23, 02:00 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent CB Deion Belue (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Beau Blankenship.

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  Browns | Justin Gilbert agrees to terms    Wed Jul 23, 01:41 PM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice CB Justin Gilbert, according to sources. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but all contracts signed by draft picks are four-year contracts, according to NFL rules.

Footballguys view: Gilbert was one of the best cornerbacks coming into the NFL this year. He has a fine size/speed combination and he plays with an aggressive style. Gilbert can be a great starter for the Browns opposite Joe Haden.

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  Jets | Lowell Rose cut    Wed Jul 23, 01:23 PM

The New York Jets have released CB Lowell Rose.

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  Giants | Trumaine McBride still limited    Wed Jul 23, 12:12 PM

New York Giants CB Trumaine McBride (hip) continues to be limited to individual drills because of a hip injury.

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  Bills | Three out, one back    Wed Jul 23, 08:32 AM

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg (cramps), FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) were out of practice Wednesday, July 23. OT Seantrel Henderson (hip) returned to action.

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  49ers | Tramaine Brock is favorite to start    Wed Jul 23, 01:04 AM

San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock is considered a leading candidate to start this season at cornerback.

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  49ers | Chris Culliver cleared for camp    Wed Jul 23, 01:03 AM

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee) has been cleared to take part in practice when training camp opens this week. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to his left knee during training camp last summer. He is a front-runner to win a starting job this season.

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  Browns | Two competing for starting CB job    Wed Jul 23, 01:00 AM

Cleveland Browns CBs Justin Gilbert and Buster Skrine will compete for the starting cornerback job opposite CB Joe Haden in training camp. 'We weren't going to hand Justin that spot,' head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday, July 22.

Footballguys view: Gilbert is a talented rookie added in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. He has a great size/speed combination and he plays with an aggressive style. We like Gilbert as an eventual starter--and nice fit--opposite Haden.

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  Chargers | Jason Verrett injury update    Tue Jul 22, 09:54 PM

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is not expected to return to practice until August, which means he will miss the beginning of training camp.

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  Bills | Taking it easy on Leodis McKelvin    Tue Jul 22, 09:11 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) was spelled by CB Corey Graham at left corner for certain series during practice Tuesday, July 22, in order to allow McKelvin to rest his surgically repaired hip.

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  Bills | Three see time at slot corner    Tue Jul 22, 09:08 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Nickell Robey was given the first chance at playing slot corner in the defense's nickel package Tuesday, July 22, with CB Ron Brooks and CB Ross Cockrell rotating in.

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  Buccaneers | Release D.J. Moore    Tue Jul 22, 06:17 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released CB D.J. Moore.

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  Jaguars | Place two on NFI lists    Tue Jul 22, 05:56 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders was placed on the non-football illness list. CB Aaron Colvin was placed on the non-football injury list.

Footballguys view: Sanders could win the team's WR3 slot job in training camp when healthy. Cecil Shorts and Marqise Lee are the top targets in the offense. Sanders will compete with rookie Allen Robinson to be the 3rd wide receiver on the depth chart.

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  Bengals | Leon Hall likely to practice Thursday    Tue Jul 22, 02:14 PM

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') is likely to practice Thursday, July 24, if there are no setbacks in the team's conditioning test Wednesday, July 23.

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  Bills | Brandon Smith injury update    Tue Jul 22, 12:51 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.

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  Bills | Ron Brooks struggles in camp    Mon Jul 21, 11:32 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks struggled in camp Monday, July 21. He was beaten deep twice in one-on-one drills, and he missed an assignment in team drills. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sports Radio believes Brooks is in danger of not making the roster.

Footballguys view: Brooks has good straight-line speed, but obviously he's struggling to stay with receivers downfield. We'll see if he can turn it around as training camp rolls on.

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  Jaguars | Aaron Colvin hoping to play in second half of season    Mon Jul 21, 10:48 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Colvin (knee) will begin training camp and the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. However, the team believes he could return to play in the second half of the season.

Footballguys view: The PUP list for the regular season means that Colvin will be forced to miss the first six weeks of the year. After that, the Jaguars will have a three-week grace period to decide whether or not to activate Colvin or put him on season-ending Injured Reserve.

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  Bills | Brandon E. Smith injured    Mon Jul 21, 08:38 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) limped off the field Monday, July 21.

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  Bengals | Three placed on NFI list    Mon Jul 21, 06:54 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB A.J. McCarron (shoulder), WR Marvin Jones (ankle) and CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

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  Patriots | Several to start camp on PUP list    Mon Jul 21, 05:15 PM

New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed), DT Tommy Kelly (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.

Footballguys view: Dobson is the player fantasy owners need to watch here. He had an inconsistent rookie season last year, but the team needs him to start playing up to his potential this year. Dobson could start on the outside opposite Danny Amendola this season.

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  Bengals | Two to start camp on PUP list    Mon Jul 21, 05:10 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles') will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.

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  Redskins | David Amerson improving, feeling confident    Mon Jul 21, 02:18 PM

Washington Redskins CB David Amerson said he's feeling confident going into his second year in the NFL. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Amerson still has work to do, but he's proud of how far Amerson has come, saying the second-year player has the skills you look for in a cornerback.

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  Bears | Tim Jennings could blitz more    Mon Jul 21, 02:14 PM

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings said he needs to work on his pass-rush moves as he is expecting to blitz more this season from the nickel cornerback position.

Footballguys view: The Bears made multiple moves on the defensive side of the ball to improve that unit. Using Jennings more creatively will help them perform better in 2014.

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  Chiefs | Several injuries practice    Mon Jul 21, 01:07 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee), WR Kyle Williams (knee), WR A.J. Jenkins (hamstring) and CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, July 21.

Footballguys view: The team really likes Kelce, and he should be the starter at tight end if healthy this year. Kelce is tough and knows how to use his size in order to "box out" defenders. The Chiefs desperately need weapons in the passing game besides Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles. We'll see if Kelce can be that guy. Keep him as a low-end TE2 with upside or on your waiver wire speed dial this year.

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  Chiefs | Two to PUP    Mon Jul 21, 12:09 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (knee) and CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) were placed on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Camp PUP is much different than regular-season PUP. McKnight and Van Dyke can come off the list at any time.

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  Broncos | Four could go on PUP    Mon Jul 21, 11:43 AM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee), CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee), DT Kevin Vickerson (hip) and TE Joel Dreessen (knee) could begin the preseason on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: We wouldn't be shocked to see all four of these players go on PUP to begin training camp. The Broncos want Miller and Harris to be ready for the start of regular season. Both are coming back from late-season knee injuries suffered in 2013. Miller seems to be ahead in the recovery process, but expect the team to take it easy on him when he does come back.

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  Chiefs | David Van Dyke still recovering    Mon Jul 21, 08:22 AM

Kansas City Chiefs CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) missed part of OTAs with a hamstring injury and is still recovering.

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  Jets | Rex Ryan confident in Dee Milliner    Sun Jul 20, 11:39 PM

New York Jets CB Dee Milliner can become a shutdown corner in the NFL, according to head coach Rex Ryan. 'I think he's got a chance to be,' Ryan said. 'I don't think there's any doubt. But a lot of things can happen. A guy can get injured. A guy can do whatever where a guy gets derailed. But (I'm) saying that I'll be disappointed if he's not. Something like (injuries), in my opinion, would have to happen to him for him not to end up being that kind of player.'

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  Bills | Leodis McKelvin sitting    Sun Jul 20, 06:15 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) will not practice Sunday, July 20.

Footballguys view: McKelvin was just activated off the PUP list yesterday. It's no surprise that the team is easing him back in.

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  Seahawks | Three to take on larger roles    Sun Jul 20, 04:50 PM

Seattle Seahawks DT Jordan Hill, DT Jesse Williams and CB Tharold Simon will take on larger roles in their second season in 2014. Hill could be a potential starter in nickel packages.

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  Seahawks | Jeremy Lane expected to work in slot    Sat Jul 19, 07:23 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane is expected to be the team's nickel back this upcoming season.

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  Bills | Leodis McKelvin activated    Sat Jul 19, 07:05 PM

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list after he was cleared to practice. He is expected to participate in practice Sunday, July 20, but likely will be limited.

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  Chargers | Jason Verrett expected to be ready    Sat Jul 19, 12:39 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) should be ready to participate when training camp begins.

Footballguys view: Verrett was the Chargers first-round pick this year. He's not the biggest corner, but he plays bigger than he size and has an incredible nose for the football. Verrett is fast to the ball, and he's known as an aggressive player who likes to make plays.

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