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  Jaguars | Allen Hurns has leg up    Sat Jul 26, 02:03 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns has a sizable knowledge gap over the rest of the rookie receivers in camp due to his work with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch at the University of Miami. General manager Dave Caldwell said Friday, July 25, that he hopes Hurns will maintain that gap over the others instead of letting the pack catch up to him.

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  Jaguars | Marqise Lee to see slot time    Sat Jul 26, 02:02 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is expected to see some work in the slot during training camp and the preseason with WR Ace Sanders suspended.

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  Jaguars | GM likes Toby Gerhart's build    Sat Jul 26, 02:01 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart can handle the workload of a starting running back due to his build and frame, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. The GM also took issue with the opinion Gerhart cannot be a home-run hitting back.

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  Jaguars | Drafted WRs as compliment to Cecil Shorts    Sat Jul 26, 02:01 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts has plenty of company, but general manager Dave Caldwell indicated Shorts is a big part of the plan going forward. The team drafted WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, but Caldwell said it 'was to compliment Cecil, not replace him.'

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  Chiefs | Travis Kelce learning deep snap    Sat Jul 26, 01:59 AM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been learning how to deep snap with backup snapper TE Sean McGrath (personal) sidelined. Kelce reportedly started a bit shaky, but P Dustin Colquitt said by the end of the drill, Kelce's snaps were right where they should have been.

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  Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe survives scare    Sat Jul 26, 01:59 AM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (ankle) was hit on the right ankle or foot area in a play at practice Friday, July 25. He got up limping, but did not leave the field. After practice Bowe indicated there were no problems.

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  Chiefs | Three sidelined    Sat Jul 26, 01:58 AM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath (personal), CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) and OG Rokevious Watkins (back)( did not take part in practice Friday, July 25.

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  Chiefs | No practice for Joe McKnight    Sat Jul 26, 01:58 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (knee) did not take part in practice Friday, July 25, as he deals with a knee issue.

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  Chargers | Tevin Reese turning heads    Sat Jul 26, 01:57 AM

San Diego Chargers WR Tevin Reese has been turning heads early in camp, drawing praise from teammates and already earning a nickname. 'That's how DeSean Jackson was - little and fast. He shocked the NFL,' WR Malcom Floyd said Friday, July 25. His teammates have called him 'Sweet Feet.'

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  Cardinals | Andre Ellington ready for big role    Sat Jul 26, 01:56 AM

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is ready to be the bell cow in the offense, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The big thing for Ellington will be his development as a pass catcher.

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  Chiefs | Sean McGrath could retire    Fri Jul 25, 11:34 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is considering retirement.

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  Broncos | Brennan Clay injured    Fri Jul 25, 11:26 PM

Denver Broncos RB Brennan Clay (thigh) suffered a right thigh bruise during practice Friday, July 25, but it is not considered serious, according to head coach John Fox.

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  Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will not change play    Fri Jul 25, 11:14 PM

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will not change the way he plays even though he has dealt with forearm and knee injuries in the past few years.

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  Texans | Three placed on Non-Football Injury list    Fri Jul 25, 11:01 PM

Houston Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (undisclosed), OG Brandon Brooks (undisclosed) and LB Ricky Sapp (undisclosed) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew fields punts    Fri Jul 25, 10:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was among the players that worked as punt returners during practice Friday, July 25.

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  Chargers | Vincent Brown injured    Fri Jul 25, 10:40 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) suffered a calf strain during practice Friday, July 25. The injury is not believed to be serious.

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  Cowboys | Four work as punt returners    Fri Jul 25, 10:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar, WR Terrance Williams, WR Devin Street and WR Dwayne Harris fielded punts during practice Friday, July 25.

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  Dolphins | Owner high on Jarvis Landry    Fri Jul 25, 10:15 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will surprise a lot of people on offense this upcoming season, according to owners Stephen Ross. 'I think Jarvis Landry is somebody I think everybody is really excited about, speaking to the coaches. I think he's really going to be somebody that's going to surprise a lot of people and really bring some excitement to this team,' Ross said.

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  Dolphins | Brandon Gibson takes part in practice    Fri Jul 25, 10:07 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) was able to participate in practice Friday, July 25. Gibson could be limited once contact drills begin.

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  Bills | Chris Gragg out of hospital    Fri Jul 25, 09:33 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg has been released from the hospital but likely will not practice for a few days, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Gragg went to the hospital because of dehydration.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington misses practice    Fri Jul 25, 09:28 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, July 25, even though he was activated from the Non-Football Injury list.

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  Jets | GM says no advantage in QB competition    Fri Jul 25, 09:19 PM

Neither QB Geno Smith nor QB Michael Vick has an advantage in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to general manager John Idzik.

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  Bills | Fred Jackson injury update    Fri Jul 25, 08:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during practice Friday, July 25.

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  Bills | Two suffer hamstring injuries    Fri Jul 25, 08:45 PM

Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and S Kenny Ladler (hamstring) suffered hamstring injuries during practice Friday, July 25.

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  Bills | Fred Jackson leaves practice     Fri Jul 25, 08:38 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (undisclosed) left practice early Friday, July 25, after suffering an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton not 100 percent    Fri Jul 25, 08:38 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) said his ankle is not 100 percent at this point, but it is getting better each day.

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  49ers | Bruce Ellington off NFI list    Fri Jul 25, 08:10 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have activated WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) off the Non-Football Injury list.

Footballguys view: Good news for the rookie here. Ellington has the speed and ball-tracking ability to be a deep threat in the NFL. He's currently battling for a reserve spot, and is around the fifth receiver on the depth chart.

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  Giants | Ryan Nassib struggling    Fri Jul 25, 07:58 PM

New York Giants QB Ryan Nassib has struggled during the early portion of training camp. He has been missing on passes to wide receivers at times by a significant margin.

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  Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson day-to-day    Fri Jul 25, 07:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (leg) is considered day-to-day because of a leg injury.

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  Rams | Kourtnei Brown signed    Fri Jul 25, 07:34 PM

The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent DE Kourtnei Brown (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived injured WR Jamaine Sherman (hamstring).

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  Redskins | Leonard Hankerson not rushing back    Fri Jul 25, 07:26 PM

Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) has received clearance to start running but will not rush back to practice. 'I'm not sure how fast I can run, but I can run. It's about having some confidence in it, about being around 95 to 100 percent. I don't have the explosion yet. I come out here, I line up and run routes and it's not explosive. So, I know there's no reason to go out there yet. I'd probably just go out there and embarrass myself or something like that,' Hankerson said.

Footballguys view: Hankerson has been pretty unimpressive so far in his career and now with a loaded roster of receivers, he's not likely to see many targets. So why rush back? He shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy roster this season.

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  Steelers | Two players excused from reporting    Fri Jul 25, 07:20 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers P Adam Podlesh and OG Ramon Foster were excused from reporting to training camp on time because of personal issues. There is no timetable for when either player will report.

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  Steelers | Two placed on PUP list    Fri Jul 25, 07:13 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed RB Alvester Alexander (groin) and SS Mike Mitchell (groin) on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Mitchell is considered day-to-day and could miss the first week of training camp.

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  49ers | Kendall Hunter injured    Fri Jul 25, 07:10 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Friday, July 25. He was able to walk off the field on his own and did not appear to have a limp.

Footballguys view: Well it seems like the Niners dodged a bullet but that would certainly open things up for most of the rest of the backs, Carlos Hyde specifically. Frank Gore remains the starter here anyway, and we rate him as an RB2. Hunter is the handcuff right now but if an injury occurs, we give the edge to Hyde. As long as Gore is around, there isn't much value in the backup here otherwise.

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  Colts | Vick Ballard tears Achilles'    Fri Jul 25, 07:08 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during practice Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: That's a brutal piece of news for Ballard who was coming back from an ACL injury. Ahmad Bradshaw moves up the chain a bit and will be the direct backup to Trent Richardson. T-Rich is an RB3 right now, and you can probably move Bradshaw up to RB5 with the possibility he could have a much larger role as camp and the season go on.

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  Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggling    Fri Jul 25, 06:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has struggled mightily through two days of training camp practices. The rookie has thrown three interceptions and fumbled once.

Footballguys view: Garoppolo is a smart quarterback, but has some mechanical issues and occasionally takes too long getting the ball out. These are things which could be fixed, and the team has time as they aren't giving up on Tom Brady anytime soon. A nice taxi-squad or dynasty stash, Garoppolo isn't going to put any fantasy points up this year.

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  Patriots | Kenbrell Thompkins standing out    Fri Jul 25, 06:52 PM

New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins has stood out through two days of training camp practices, catching several diving balls along the way.

Footballguys view: Thompkins could see time early if Aaron Dobson's foot injury doesn't heal or does so slowly. Right now Thompkins isn't a fantasy factor despite this news and is no better than a long shot guy to have on your bench just in case.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel acknowledges mistakes    Fri Jul 25, 06:44 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said Friday, July 25, at his training camp press conference that he has met with team officials to discuss his off-the-field issues and admitted he made some mistakes. He said everyone involved is now on the same page.

Footballguys view: Manziel has clearly worried the team but according to the team he has done a good job learning the playbook. While not impossible for him to win the job, he is likely to begin the season as a backup. We do expect him to get a shot later in the season, though. If you have a roster spot, Manziel's scrambling and playmaking ability could make him a possible fantasy factor late in the season. But only do it if you have plenty of roster space as he may not pay off for quite some time, if he does at all.

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  Browns | Alarmed with Johnny Manziel's behavior?    Fri Jul 25, 06:41 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's off-the-field behavior reportedly has alarmed members of Cleveland's brass. Photos of Manziel rolling a $20 bill in a bathroom of a bar caught the attention of head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, leading Pettine to call out Manziel's dedication to learning the offense.

Footballguys view: Despite this report, Cabot later tweeted out that coach Mike Pettine says "he's ahead" of where they expected in learning the playbook. Whether that is a coach just backing his player or not, Cleveland's training camp is every bit as intriguing as we expected it to be.

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  Browns | Brian Hoyer likely to start preseason opener    Fri Jul 25, 06:34 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is expected to start the preseason opener, barring any setbacks, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Footballguys view: As expected, especially considering the report by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that the team is very concerned with Manziel's off-field issues. At the same point, reports have put Manziel ahead of expectations in terms of playbook knowledge so there is still plenty of time for Manziel to grab the job. We expect Hoyer to win out though, but Manziel to get a look later in the season. Manziel might be worth a stash on the end of your bench just in case but don't expect a payoff early and in the case of Hoyer, we don't expect him to be a viable fantasy quarterback at all.

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  Packers | Jeff Janis placed on NFI    Fri Jul 25, 05:54 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Friday, July 25.


  Cowboys | Tony Romo to miss workouts    Fri Jul 25, 05:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will sit out practice Friday, July 25 as part of a preplanned day off, according to Jason Garrett. Romo is scheduled to take all the first-team reps Saturday, July 26. 'We talked about this beforehand with all of our players. Whenever they are coming back, to be mindful of the two-a-days and what they are doing. You are out here for an hour. It doesn't seem like much. It's a walk through situation. But you warm up for that, cool down and get started again in the afternoon," Garrett said. "We just wanted to make sure we are careful on the two-a-days and then the consecutive two-a-days. I think the schedule sets up pretty well for him the next few days. It gives him a chance to get himself settled in. We will keep an eye on him every day.'

Footballguys view: The Cowboys are looking to keep Romo healthier and cutting down on practice reps seems to be the best way to do it. He'll likely have a few more "pre-planned" off days as the summer goes on and it should pay off by keeping him fresh later in the season. The wear and tear on his back is a real concern. We still see him as a low-end QB1 and missing some practice won't change that.

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  Vikings | Ty Walker signed    Fri Jul 25, 05:39 PM

The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent WR Ty Walker (Packers) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Walker is merely a camp body and won't have any fantasy value in the unlikely chance he makes the final roster.


  Vikings | Joshua Cooper waived    Fri Jul 25, 05:32 PM

The Minnesota Vikings waived WR Josh Cooper (undisclosed) with a Non-Football Injury designation Friday, July 25.

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  Giants | David Wilson takes a hit    Fri Jul 25, 05:28 PM

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) took his first hit of training camp Friday, July 25, without issue. "That felt good," Wilson said.

Footballguys view: That's a great sign. Our own Andrew Garda spent the week at camp and talked to Wilson early on about how he felt. Wilson was confident he was more than ready to take the hit and it appears he was not wrong. Coach Tom Coughlin was also impressed with the back, praising his work and conditioning coming back from the injury. Garda also reported that Wilson has seen a lot of reps behind Rashad Jennings and is noted as the second back on the "unofficial" depth chart released earlier this week. Rookie Andre Williams has had a lot of buzz in fantasy circles, but Garda noted that he has been much lower in the pecking order than expected and several times was behind Peyton Hillis for carries. This will sort itself out more as camp progresses but right now Jennings is the lead and is a low-end RB2, with Wilson as an RB4/RB5 and Williams an RB6. Garda will be at camp frequently, so we'll get a first-hand look at how this shakes out.

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  Raiders | D.J. Hayden, four others placed on PUP    Fri Jul 25, 05:25 PM

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot), TE Nick Kasa (undisclosed), CB Keith McGill (ankle), OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Hayden is the real disappointment here, as he was a risky high pick for them last year. There is no timetable for his return and it looks very much like he will have a hard time improving on his injury-riddled rookie year.

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  Browns | Gary Barnidge helped off by trainers    Fri Jul 25, 05:11 PM

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) was helped off the field by trainers during the team's conditioning test Friday, July 25.

Footballguys view: We'll keep an eye on this because we know you love to know everything but Barnidge is mostly a special teams guy an contributes little to the offense. So you know he's unlikely to contribute to your fantasy squad.

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  NFL | Six players clear waivers    Fri Jul 25, 05:09 PM

P T.J. Conley (Bengals), RB Jourdan Brooks (Browns), WR Kenny Shaw (Browns), LB DeRon Furr (Chiefs), LB Kion Wilson (Steelers) and TE Chase Dixon (Seahawks) all cleared waivers Friday, July 25, and are free to sign with any team.

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  Cardinals | Troy Niklas in soft cast    Fri Jul 25, 05:08 PM

Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) will be wearing a soft cast for for about 10 days.

Footballguys view: He's too far behind John Carlson and even Jake Ballard to really have a lot of value, though tight ends in Arizona never really do anyway. We don't expect him to buck that trend and emerge as having fantasy value.

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  Titans | Adam Schiltz waived    Fri Jul 25, 05:03 PM

The Tennessee Titans waived TE Adam Schiltz with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.