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  Cardinals | Carson Palmer not limited    Fri Jul 31, 06:00 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice and will not be limited during training camp or preseason games.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Cardinals here. The team fell apart when Palmer went down with injury last year. They're a playoff team, but not without Palmer on the field.

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  Titans | Marcus Mariota solid in first practice    Fri Jul 31, 03:35 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota went 13-for-18 with zero interceptions during team drills at practice Friday, July 31. He was able to use a hard count to make the defense jump offside twice during drills.

Footballguys view: The zero interceptions is huge for the rookie. He's almost starting from square one as he doesn't have much experience working from under center. Mariota was a star for Oregon in their spread system, but he's got to prove that he can be an effective passer while dropping back.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston named starter    Fri Jul 31, 12:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was officially named the starting quarterback Friday, July 31, by Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith.

Footballguys view: Winston should hit the ground running with his aggressive mindset, top notch targets, and excellent functional pocket mobility/arm talent combination. Expect him to put up one of the most productive rookie QB seasons history, and certainly enough to be a matchup play and potential DFS bargain option.

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  Bills | Matt Cassel takes first-team reps    Fri Jul 31, 11:13 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel opened training camp Friday, July 31, as the first-team quarterback.

Footballguys view: Cassel has as about as much of being the starter for the season opener against the Colts as he does of getting cut before the season begins. The team seems like they will reluctant to start any of the QBs on their roster for Week 1, which is not ideal.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson's contract extended    Fri Jul 31, 09:52 AM

Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million. He'll receive $21 million in signing bonus money and $60 million guaranteed in total.

Footballguys view: Now Wilson is signed through his age-31 season (2019). This contract is not as long-term as other quarterbacks get, but Wilson will be able to snare another big-money deal if he keeps playing well--or elevates his game.

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  Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill impressing    Fri Jul 31, 09:34 AM

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has looked sharp so far in training camp, according to Chris Perkins, of the Sun-Sentinel. Tannehill's accuracy has improved, which is an indication of enhanced footwork.

Footballguys view: It's all on Tannehill this year. The team has made improvements on both sides of the ball, and now they're looking for their quarterback to take his game to the next level. Fantasy owners should be excited by Tannehill this season. Last year, Tannehill finished as the 9th-best fantasy quarterback. This year, he should put together another top-10 season. We like him as a low-end QB1, but if you can get him as a QB2 even better.

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  Eagles | Sam Bradford moving well    Thu Jul 30, 10:44 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has been working with WR Nelson Agholor, and Agholor said that Bradford has been 'moving great' and 'looking healthy.'

Footballguys view: We'll see if Bradford can stay healthy this year after knee injuries plagued him during his time with the Rams. Bradford is accurate on short and intermediate routes, so he could be a nice fit for the Chip Kelly offense. If healthy, Bradford could perform like a QB1 for fantasy owners--and you can draft him like a low-end QB2.

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  Jets | Geno Smith avoids mistakes    Thu Jul 30, 10:32 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith worked with the first-team offense and completed 12 of his 20 pass attempts with no interceptions Thursday, July 30.

Footballguys view: We believe in the Chan Gailey system. It will be interesting to see how Smith looks in training camp and the preseason this year. Fantasy owners should look at Smith like a QB3 who might be a nice waiver-wire addition if he starts playing better.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin III shaky Thursday    Thu Jul 30, 10:14 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was inconsistent during full-team workouts Thursday, July 30, throwing high to his targets at times.

Footballguys view: This is not what you wanted to hear if you're a Griffin supporter. He seems to be in a make-or-break year with Washington. If he falters, then Washington could put in Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy at quarterback. We'll see if he can shake off the rust and start looking better as camp goes on.

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  Broncos | Peyton Manning to rely on run game?    Thu Jul 30, 08:21 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will need to rely on the run game in 2015, according to general manager John Elway Thursday, July 30. 'What I can say, late in my career, that was my best friend, the running game. And I think that running game will be Peyton's best friend also,' said Elway.

Footballguys view: C.J. Anderson has the ability to be among the league's leading rushers. He'll be a centerpiece for the Broncos and help set up the play-action passing game for Manning. Anderson could finish as a top-5 fantasy running back, while Manning should finish as a top-10 fantasy quarterback--even on a more balanced offense.

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  Titans | Marcus Mariota will start in 2015    Thu Jul 30, 03:12 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be starting quarterback this season, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Footballguys view: What else are they going to do? Zach Mettenberger is a strong-armed backup-caliber quarterback with accuracy problems. Mariota was the second-overall pick for a reason, and the Titans will see what he can do in his first season. Scrambling quarterbacks are always nice fantasy assets, but we would not recommend drafting Mariota as anything more than a QB3.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel inconsistent Thursday    Thu Jul 30, 02:36 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel had good and bad moments during practice Thursday, July 30. Manziel worked with the second-team offense during practice and had some problems during drills. During one series of drills, he would have been sacked on the first two snaps, almost threw an interception and had a pass batted down at the line of scrimmage. He did make two nice throws during another part of team drills.

Footballguys view: Manziel is going to be rough around the edges, so we're not surprised by this report. We like his new dedication and focus on his craft, but Manziel must show well in practice if he wants to overtake Josh McCown as the team's starter.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady works with starters    Thu Jul 30, 02:12 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady received all of the reps with first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 30, and completed 27 of his 30 passes during team drills.

Footballguys view: Brady looked great out there in training camp. We'll have to wait and see if he is actually going to stay suspended for the first four games of the year.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson may not receive new deal    Thu Jul 30, 01:54 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is talking with the Seahawks about a contract extension, but the two sides may not reach an agreement before the start of training camp, according to sources. The two sides do not appear to be in agreement about the amount of money up front or the guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: The two sides seem to be far apart at this time, but there's really no hurry. Wilson can get the franchise tag next offseason if no new deal is in place.

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  Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggles Thursday    Thu Jul 30, 01:24 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo made several mistakes during practice Thursday, July 30, and the team will work on correcting those mistakes during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Footballguys view: Garoppolo struggled in practice last year, but he looked good in preseason games. The second-year quarterback may just be bad in practice but good in games. At this time, Garoppolo is set to start the first four games of the year while Brady is suspended.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady's case moved to New York    Thu Jul 30, 10:08 AM

Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's lawsuit was transferred to Manhattan, N.Y., by a Minnesota judge Friday, July 30.

Footballguys view: This is a win for the NFL. The NFLPA wanted this to be tried in Minnesota where Judge David Doty presides. He has historically been friendly to the Player's Association.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady files suit against NFL    Thu Jul 30, 09:48 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has filed a lawsuit against the NFL asking a Minnesota federal court for penalties against Brady to be vacated. The suit alleges that Brady's punishment was not fair and consistent. It also claims that the appeal hearing 'defied any concept of fundamental fairness' and that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was partial in his decision to uphold the suspension.

Footballguys view: This is in a way Brady calling foul on Goodell. Yes, Goodell decided to uphold the suspension and we know there's a million Pats fans saying "not fair!" --but this ability Goodell has was collectively bargained for. We can't see a judge ruling against something that was agreed to in the CBA. Stay tuned.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater muscles up    Thu Jul 30, 01:13 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater added five pounds of muscle during the offseason, although the team set a weight limit for the quarterback to absorb the punishment of the NFL season without sacrificing too much of his mobility.

Footballguys view: But what about his skinny calves?!? We're kidding, we're kidding. Readers to our news wire know how much we love Bridgewater's upside because he's smart and accurate. The added muscle should help him take a beating at quarterback, but really this team's rushing attack should protect him from massive hits. Expect the Vikings to run the ball early and often to set up play-action passes for our guy Teddy.

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  Bears | Jay Cutler impressing coaches    Wed Jul 29, 08:52 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has impressed head coach John Fox with his attitude off the field, but Fox maintained that they're in a performance-based business, Wednesday, July 29. 'No matter what we say about anybody, it's gonna come down to how we perform on Sundays or Mondays or whenever they line us up,' said Fox. Cutler also spoke highly of Fox, and said he appreciates Fox's straight-shooting demeanor.

Footballguys view: This could be Cutler's last season in Chicago if he doesn't start listening to his coaches. Nobody denies Cutler's arm talent, but he's yet to play up to his potential because of bad habits he neglects to fix. We'll see if he can get on the same page with OC Adam Gase this year and salvage his Bears career.

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  Chiefs | Tyler Bray on NFI list    Wed Jul 29, 07:59 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray (knee) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 29. Bray is still undergoing testing to determine a potential return date.

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  Bears | David Fales goes to PUP list    Wed Jul 29, 04:38 PM

Chicago Bears QB David Fales (shoulder) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 29.

Footballguys view: Fales is a reserve quarterback only worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues. On the PUP list in camp, Fales can be activated at any time.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers will not be limited    Wed Jul 29, 02:36 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not be limited during training camp even though he has dealt with injuries over the last few seasons, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'We're not counting throws all the time, and it's not a concern as it will be when he's later in his career,' McCarthy said. 'I mean, he's still very physically fit and so I don't feel like I need to protect him because of any type of elbow or shoulder issue, thing like that. But we just work through it, communicate and see where he's at every day.' McCarthy said Rodgers' playing time in the preseason will not change.

Footballguys view: Rodgers is at the top of his game, and the Packers are Super Bowl contenders with him under center. Fantasy owners know what to expect from the superstar on a weekly basis. Rodgers has a current ADP of QB2 (2.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady defends broken phone    Wed Jul 29, 09:19 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady posted on Facebook that he replaced his broken phone with a new one after his attorneys told the NFL 'my actual phone device' would not be investigated. His representatives turned over requested cell phone records and emails, Brady said, and tried to obtain text messages from his old phone.

Footballguys view: Where's Lily from AT&T when you need her? Seriously, just turn over the phone and he might have been able to avoid a suspension. Brady's defenders (and Brady himself) have to realize how bad this looks to destroy part of the evidence. He's popped for four games, and now he'll sue the league to get that suspension reduced, eliminated or delayed.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady offers lesser penalty    Wed Jul 29, 01:42 AM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could have had his suspended reduced based on a series of conditions. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL was willing to drop the suspension by 'at least 50 percent' if Brady admitted to having knowledge of what the team's staff was doing to footballs, he admitted to failing to cooperate with the Ted Wells investigation and he apologized.

Footballguys view: Brady continues to declare his innocence in this whole debacle, and he hasn't exactly cooperated 100 percent in the investigation. Now, we'll see if legal action can get his suspension delayed, eliminated or reduced. The general feeling is that most judges are going to rule against something that has been collectively bargained for. Thus, Brady's four-game ban might stick.

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  Jets | Geno Smith won't have long leash    Tue Jul 28, 07:45 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith could be benched if he struggles early in the season, according to head coach Todd Bowles Tuesday, July 28. 'If you feel that his position or any other position is hurting the team, as a head coach, it's up to you to do something about it,' Bowles said about Smith. 'It's not a year-long thing for anybody. You earn your keep by the week. You earn your keep by the day. ... If somebody is not doing their job, it's up to me to rectify the situation,' said Bowles.

Footballguys view: This should come as no surprise to anyone. Smith might be able to perform better under new OC Chan Gailey. However, if he struggles to produce then this team could go in a different direction. It's certainly worth noting that backup Ryan Fitzpatrick played the best football of his career when he was under offensive coordinator Chan Gailey in Buffalo.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston will see lots of reps    Tue Jul 28, 07:40 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will receive more repetitions than usual for a rookie quarterback in preseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Footballguys view: Good! We're all for Winston getting on the field as much as possible. He ran a pro-style offense in college at Florida State, and Winston has the confidence of an All-Pro. Sure, he's going to take his lumps as a rookie but Winston has great targets around him and he could outperform his current ADP of QB21.

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  Ravens | Work out three quarterbacks    Tue Jul 28, 07:33 PM

Undrafted free-agent QBs D.J. X. Williams (Grambling State) and Austin Trainor (West Georgia) and free-agent QB Trent Steelman (Ravens) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: None of these three should be of interest to any fantasy owner....not even those in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Patriots | NE still wins without Tom Brady    Tue Jul 28, 05:07 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is facing a four-game suspension, but the Patriots have done fairly well without him. In games Brady has missed since he became a starter in 2001, New England has gone 10-5. They have averaged about two fewer points per game and about 27 fewer passing yards per game. However, their rushing yards have increased from 115.7 yards per game to 143.5 yards per game. Their total yards per game have actually increased as well from 366.8 yards per game to 367.3 yards per game.

Footballguys view: We'll see what second-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can do as the team's starter over the first month of the season. The Patriots have LeGarrette Blount as their lead back, but he's suspended the first game of the season. Looking over the schedule, the Patriots may start the season 1-3 before Brady is eligible to return.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady taking appeal to court    Tue Jul 28, 04:43 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has given permission to the NFL Players Association to appeal his case in federal court, according to a source. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension for his involvement in deflating footballs in last year's postseason.

Footballguys view: This story isn't going away anytime soon. Brady gets four games, and any decision from a federal court may not come in time for that to change. Stay tuned.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady's suspension upheld    Tue Jul 28, 02:43 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension has been upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Obviously, the New England offense shouldn't be expected to perform as well with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. But this is how we've been projecting New England for a while. No big changes there.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady settlement talks continue    Tue Jul 28, 11:59 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's legal team is expected to continue settlement negotiations Tuesday, July 28, according to sources.

Footballguys view: If the suspension is upheld, Brady is expected to go to federal court and seek an injunction that will allow him to play while his case works its way through the courts.

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  Dolphins | Josh Freeman re-signs with Miami    Tue Jul 28, 10:39 AM

Free-agent QB Josh Freeman (Dolphins) was re-signed by the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, July 28, according to his agent, Ron Freeman.

Footballguys view: Looks like the team needed a camp arm back. The team just released Freeman on Friday, and now he's back. We'd be shocked if he did enough in camp to make the final roster.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady suspension to be upheld?    Tue Jul 28, 10:11 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to have his four-game suspension upheld, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith said on 'ESPN First Take' Tuesday, July 28, that a source told him 'within the last hour,' that unless something changed at the last minute, Brady's suspension would be upheld. Smith said an announcement is expected within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Footballguys view: If Brady has a single game remaining on his suspension, then we're likely to see legal action from Brady's side. This situation has worn on for what feels like forever. Hopefully we get a resolution soon.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater to continue ascent?    Mon Jul 27, 10:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is expected to continue to improve, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who doesn't agree with the opinion of anonymous personnel guys for other teams who are expecting a step back in Year 2. 'I know this kid is a great competitor. The things that he did great in college (and) he did great in the NFL (last) year, were two-minute situations, when the competitive things were there. That's not going to change,' Zimmer said Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: We love Bridgewater. He's smart and accurate, and that's two of the most important traits to look for in a quarterback. We don't care about his skinny ankles and all the other BS (like a bad pro day) critics were bashing him for before the draft. Bridgewater has the arm talent and the desire to be one of the best passers in the league. We're excited to see what he can do this year.

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  Browns | Johnny Football enters camp as No. 2    Mon Jul 27, 10:31 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel enters training camp as the No. 2 quarterback, although head coach Mike Pettine offered no guarantees Monday, July 27, that QB Josh McCown will be the Week 1 starter. 'The repetitions will (still) be handled that way, with Josh as the one,' Pettine said. 'Now, I wouldn't say I'm guaranteeing today that Josh McCown is going to be the starter against the Jets.'

Footballguys view: Nothing new here. We like what Manziel has done this offseason, and it seems like he finally is on the right track. All of his hard work could translate into better play during training camp and the preseason. If (when?) McCown struggles, Manziel could get his shot.

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  Browns | Josh McCown not guaranteed of job    Mon Jul 27, 10:30 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown enters training camp as the team's starting signal caller, but head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, July 27, that McCown is not guaranteed of the job. 'The repetitions will (still) be handled that way, with Josh as the one,' Pettine said. 'Now, I wouldn't say I'm guaranteeing today that Josh McCown is going to be the starter against the Jets (in Week 1).'

Footballguys view: It would be foolish to guarantee a journeyman like McCown much of anything. Manziel will be tasked to be the starter if McCown doesn't play up to snuff.

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  Steelers | Five players placed on PUP list    Mon Jul 27, 05:06 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder), OT Mike X. Adams (back), CB Senquez Golson (shoulder), DL Shawn Lemon (Achilles') and C Maurkice Pouncey (foot) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Not a big deal here. Starting training camp on the PUP list means a player can be activated for practice anytime he's ready.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson's contract being negotiated    Mon Jul 27, 03:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and his representatives have issues with the guaranteed money involved in his current offer. Still, Wilson hasn't turned the deal down yet. If both sides don't agree to a new deal soon, Wilson and the Seahawks will have to wait until after the season to try to get a deal done.

Footballguys view: If things reach that point, expect the Seahawks to use the franchise tag on Wilson. They've built a Super Bowl contender with Wilson making peanuts. Now, they'll have to pay what he's worth. We can't imagine Wilson going to another team in the near future.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady's case may be settled    Mon Jul 27, 01:58 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension still has not been announced, and the NFL is now open to talking with the NFL Players Association about a possible settlement in the case, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Brady is not expected to accept any suspension in a settlement with the NFL but is willing to accept a fine. If any suspension stands, then expect legal action from Brady's camp. Hopefully, we get an answer (and an end) to this soon.

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  Jaguars | Game slowing for Blake Bortles    Mon Jul 27, 11:43 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said the difference is 'night and day' in his readiness between this year and last. He said his head is no longer spinning at the game's pace.

Footballguys view: That's a good sign for the second-year quarterback. We like the weapons around him at the wide receiver position like Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. Adding a star tight end like Julius Thomas in free agency is also a boost. The Jaguars need to do a better job of protecting Bortles as he was the most sacked QB in the league last year. He's a QB3 worth stashing in dynasty leagues.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger feels good    Sun Jul 26, 11:57 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he is in great shape and that his arm feels great. He believes the offense can be even better than it was in 2014.

Footballguys view: Great news for Roethlisberger, the Steelers and fantasy owners here. It seems like OC Todd Haley has found the best ways to utilize Roethlisberger within his offense. Last year, Roethlisberger ranked as the 6th-best fantasy quarterback. This year, he should once again put in a top-10 season for fantasy owners.

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  Steelers | Bruce Gradkowski on PUP list    Sun Jul 26, 09:34 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 25.

Footballguys view: With Gradkowski on the PUP list to begin training camp, we could see guys like Landry Jones and Tajh Boyd get a few more reps. When his shoulder is ready, Gradkowski will be activated from the PUP list.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson offered a deal?    Sat Jul 25, 03:43 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has supposedly been offered a contract extension that would pay him about $21 million per year. The deal would also include a significant amount of guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: If the two sides can't reach a deal by the start of the regular season, there's a good chance that Seattle puts the franchise tag on Wilson. That would give the Seahawks until mid-July to work out a new long-term deal with their quarterback.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel works with Jon Gruden    Sat Jul 25, 11:07 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel recently worked with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden in hopes of improving his film work and mechanics, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We like that Manziel is doing whatever it takes to improve his game. He's gone to rehab and seems to be more focused on his profession this season. Manziel's time with the Browns could be short-lived if he doesn't impress when given a chance this year. He'll likely begin the season as a backup quarterback behind Josh McCown.

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  Giants | Eli Manning's contract talks stalled?    Fri Jul 24, 09:45 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning and the team have not had meaningful, substantive contract talks in some time.

Footballguys view: We're not overly concerned here. Manning should sign an extension with the Giants similar to what Ben Roethlisberger received from the Steelers earlier this year (four years, $87.4 million).

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  Eagles | Sam Bradford to be tagged?    Fri Jul 24, 05:41 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford could either be franchise tagged or transition tagged if he has a successful season and the Eagles don't want to give him a long-term contract. If Bradford were transition tagged, he would be able to sign with other teams, but the Eagles would have the option to match their offers.

Footballguys view: Why in the world would a team make a high-priced investment in Bradford? He's got to prove that he can stay healthy and start playing up to his potential in the pros. If (big if) that happens this season, then perhaps the Eagles would consider investing in him for the future.

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  Dolphins | Josh Freeman released    Fri Jul 24, 04:49 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Josh Freeman was released Friday, July 24.

Footballguys view: Freeman has been trying to stick around with the Dolphins as their third quarterback. The team must not have been impressed as Freeman gets his walking papers today. The Dolphins move forward with Matt Moore and McLeod Bethel-Thompson as the backup quarterbacks behind Ryan Tannehill.

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  Patriots | No Tom Brady decision Friday    Fri Jul 24, 09:24 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is unlikely to have a ruling on his appeal announced Friday, July 24.

Footballguys view: So much for coming to a decision as quickly as possible. With rookies reporting to team facilities around the league, most training camps are set to start late next week. We may have a decision by then.

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  Giants | Eli Manning's agent growing impatient?    Thu Jul 23, 09:38 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning's agent, Tom Condon, seems to be upset with the lack of progress regarding Manning's contract extension. When asked when the fans could expect a new deal for Manning, Condon said, 'We'd like to know that as well.'

Footballguys view: He'll be alright. The Giants are likely to keep Manning around for the rest of his career. The deal Ben Roethlisberger got from the Steelers earlier this year may prove to be a marker for Condon and Manning. He received a four-year extension worth $87.4 million, and Manning's next contract could be quite similar.

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  Seahawks | No progress on Russell Wilson deal?    Thu Jul 23, 09:27 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner could agree to a long-term deal by the start of training camp, and the team's focus on Wagner's deal could be a sign of little progress with the negotiations for QB Russell Wilson, according to NFL Network's Rand Getlin.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Seahawks can get something done with Wilson, but the time will have to be right. There's no reason to predict this contract situation going either way. We'll know more about their desire to keep Wilson in the future.

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