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  Texans | Alan Bonner placed on IR    Tue Jul 29, 02:16 AM

Houston Texans WR Alan Bonner (foot) was placed on the Texans' Reserve/Injured list after clearing waivers Monday, July 28.

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  Browns | Two given injury settlements    Tue Jul 29, 01:54 AM

Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns waived OT Chris Faulk (undisclosed) and PK Jake Rogers (undisclosed) with injury settlements Monday, July 28.


  Bears | Jimmy Clausen has strong practice     Tue Jul 29, 12:17 AM

Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen was accurate with his throws during practice Monday, July 28, and he led a touchdown drive during a two-minute drill. Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com believes Clausen is 'very much' in the mix for the backup QB job.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton taking it easy in practice    Tue Jul 29, 12:09 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) isn't running outside of the pocket during training camp, but he has been able to plant in the pocket to make throws without any complications.

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  Steelers | Injury notes    Mon Jul 28, 11:41 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jordan Zumwalt (groin) left practice early Monday, July 28, and WR C.J. Goodwin (shoulder) was held out of drills during practice.

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  Raiders | Juron Criner nursing injury    Mon Jul 28, 11:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (hamstring) has been sidelined from practice due to a hamstring injury, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater dealing with concussion    Mon Jul 28, 11:30 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) is dealing with a concussion, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

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  Giants | Jerrel Jernigan in mix to start    Mon Jul 28, 11:30 PM

New York Giants WR Jerrel Jernigan is expected to compete with rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) for a starting spot.

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  Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. out for a week    Mon Jul 28, 11:28 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined at least another week due to his hamstring injury. Beckham was originally injured during organized team activities (OTAs), and then he aggravated the hamstring during the first training camp practice. He hasn't practiced since Tuesday, July 22.

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  49ers | Marcus Lattimore not yet cleared    Mon Jul 28, 11:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has not been cleared to practice yet due to lingering concerns about his surgically repaired right knee. However, he appears close to joining his teammates.

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  49ers | Alfonso Smith joining team    Mon Jul 28, 11:26 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are expected to announce the signing of free-agent RB Alfonso Smith (Cardinals) Tuesday, July 29. The team needs healthy reinforcements with RBs Kendall Hunter (knee) likely out for the season, and RB LaMichael James (elbow) out at least a month.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar lining up as a WR    Mon Jul 28, 11:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has often lined up out wide during training camp, and offensive play-caller Scott Linehan is experimenting with different ways to get him involved in the offense.

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  Bears | Matt Slauson leaves early, Terrence Tolliver sits    Mon Jul 28, 11:07 PM

Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (shoulder) left practice early Monday, July 28, with a right shoulder injury, and WR Terrence Tolliver (toe) did not practice.

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  Giants | Mario Manningham still not confident in knee    Mon Jul 28, 10:35 PM

New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (knee) said he is still not 100 percent confident in his surgically repaired knee. 'I'm working on it,' he said of overcoming that psychological hurdle. 'Every day I feel better. (I'm) going out and just trying to get back to where I was.'

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  Bills | Sammy Watkins given some time off    Mon Jul 28, 10:27 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins watched a majority of the drills from the sidelines Monday, July 28, in what was described as a rest day. WR Chris Hogan received reps with the first-team in Watkins' place.

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  Bills | Four held out of practice    Mon Jul 28, 10:10 PM

Buffalo Bills FS Kenny Ladler (hamstring), TE Scott Chandler (groin), TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and TE Chris Gragg (cramps) were held out of practice Monday, July 28.

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  Bills | Anthony Dixon No. 3 back on depth chart    Mon Jul 28, 10:05 PM

Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon was listed as the No. 3 back on the team's first official depth chart with RB Bryce Brown listed as the No. 4 back.

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  Giants | Tests negative for Odell Beckham Jr.    Mon Jul 28, 09:46 PM

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) had tests on his injured hamstring Monday, July 28, and the results were negative, according to two sources briefed on the injury.

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  Patriots | Danny Amendola working with Tom Brady's trainer    Mon Jul 28, 09:33 PM

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola has spent the offseason working with trainer Alex Guerrero. Guerrero is also QB Tom Brady's trainer, and he helped WR Julian Edelman prior to last season.

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  Raiders | Greg Little injures hamstring    Mon Jul 28, 08:51 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) didn't finish practice Monday, July 28, as a result of a hamstring injury.

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  Ravens | Michael Campanaro adjusting to press coverage    Mon Jul 28, 08:47 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro has been adjusting to press coverage and has been making more plays as training camp has progressed. 'Michael has great feet,' Ravens wide receivers coach Bobby Engram said. 'He has a lot of quickness. He understands how to separate. He's a smaller guy, but he's strong. He knows how to leverage himself to create separation, and that's what you really look for from a slot receiver.'

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  Browns | Sign Marlon Moore    Mon Jul 28, 08:39 PM

The Cleveland Browns signed WR Marlon Moore (Dolphins) Monday, July 28.

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  Giants | Xavier Grimble day-to-day    Mon Jul 28, 08:33 PM

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) is day-to-day with a hamstring injury that isn't considered serious, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.

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  Jaguars | Clay Harbor to miss time    Mon Jul 28, 08:28 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will miss some time with a strained calf, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

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  Raiders | James Jones showing his physicality    Mon Jul 28, 08:24 PM

Oakland Raiders WR James Jones has shown a knack for catching balls in heavy traffic during full team sessions, according to Jerry Mcdonald of The Oakland Tribune.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders compares QBs    Mon Jul 28, 08:11 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said QB Peyton Manning is a 'better leader' than Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. 'This is the first time that I had a quarterback that stays every single day after practice, no matter what his accolades,' Sanders said. 'From NFL MVP, Super Bowl rings. He keeps guys like me and (Cody) Latimer after practice and we're out there 15, 20 minutes. And he's not one of those guys you gotta go chase down, he's gonna be right at the same spot ready to work, every single day.'

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  Cardinals | John Brown tough to cover in camp    Mon Jul 28, 08:00 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown has impressed general manager Steve Keim during camp, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss. 'I can tell you so far we haven't been able to cover him,' Keim said Monday, July 28, per Weinfuss.

Footballguys view: The drumbeat continues.....and dynasty owners need to be locked in here. Brown has been a consistent standout for the Cardinals this offseason. His speed makes him a T.Y. Hilton replica in the Bruce Arians offense. Brown will likely begin the year behind veteran Ted Ginn Jr., but that could change quickly as the season goes on.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas practicing    Mon Jul 28, 07:34 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is practicing with the team Monday, July 28.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are holding a walkthrough this afternoon at Dove Valley. Thomas has missed the first four days of camp as he traveled back to Georgia to deal with the death of his grandmother. Footballguys send our condolences, thoughts, prayers and positive vibes to Thomas and his family as they deal with their loss.

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  Panthers | No timetable for Kelvin Benjamin    Mon Jul 28, 07:33 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) doesn't have a timetable for his return after bruising his left knee, but he is expected to be back in days, not weeks. Head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin should be back before the end of training camp Aug. 12. So far in camp, Benjamin has looked really good and hasn't dropped a pass during team drills while running with the first-team offense. WR Jason Avant moved up to the first-team offense Monday, July 28, with Benjamin out.

Footballguys view: The Panthers want to be as cautious as possible here. Benjamin is going to be a big part of their passing game if healthy. The 2014 first-round pick was supposed to be the centerpiece of the team's new-look wide receiver corps. Benjamin has good size and a large wingspan, but he's raw as a receiver. He's sluggish off the line of scrimmage, his routes are rounded off instead of being sharp and he's not as physical as you would expect for a receiver his size. Benjamin's current ADP is WR51 (11.05) in 12-team PPR leagues, and he's a boom/bust play in 2014.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon hires attorney    Mon Jul 28, 06:57 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to help with the appeal of his impending suspension, according to a source. Suh helped Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman win the appeal of his suspension.

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  Saints | Two expected back soon    Mon Jul 28, 06:52 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (back) and OG Ben Grubbs (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28, but head coach Sean Payton said both should return to the field in the next few days.

Footballguys view: Meachem's role with the team will be what it was last time around. He'll be a deep threat to stretch the field, and his fantasy value should be rather low. The highest Meachem ever ranked during his previous time with the Saints was WR22 in the 2009 season when he posted 45 catches for 722 yards and nine touchdowns. He shouldn't get half that (especially the touchdowns) in 2014.

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  Rams | Jamaine Sherman cleared waivers, placed on IR    Mon Jul 28, 06:33 PM

St. Louis Rams WR Jamaine Sherman (hamstring) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, July 28.


  Lions | Two making progress    Mon Jul 28, 06:22 PM

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) and DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) are making progress in his rehab, but there are no timetables for their returns, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Both players are on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: The pair shouldn't be sidelined for long, but Ansah needs to get rolling soon to stay on the upside DE2 train in IDP leagues. He was tremendous in his rookie year when he was healthy, but that was far too rare, so it is important to see him healthy before drafting him too early in IDP leagues.

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  Eagles | Two sit out practice    Mon Jul 28, 06:10 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk (undisclosed) and OG Julian Vandervelde (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Polk fell out of the 2012 draft because of medical concerns, so you never like to see him on the injury report and missing practice. Undrafted rookies David Fluellen and Henry Josey could get some increased reps while Polk is out.

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  49ers | Not close to deals with two upcoming FAs    Mon Jul 28, 05:42 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will try to sign WR Michael Crabtree and OG Mike Iupati to contract extensions before they become unrestricted free agents next offseason, according to general manager Trent Baalke. The team is not believed to be close to a deal with either player at this point.

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  Patriots | Greg Orton goes to IR    Mon Jul 28, 05:40 PM

New England Patriots WR Greg Orton (Achilles') cleared waivers and went on the team's Injured Reserve list Monday, July 28.

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  Browns | Two activated from NFI list    Mon Jul 28, 05:32 PM

The Cleveland Browns activated LB Tank Carder (undisclosed) and TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) from the Non-Football Injury list Monday, July 28.

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  Browns | Two waived    Mon Jul 28, 05:29 PM

The Cleveland Browns waived OT Chris Faulk and PK Jake Rogers Monday, July 28.

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  Giants | Xavier Grimble meets with doctor    Mon Jul 28, 05:19 PM

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) met with a doctor Monday, July 28, to have his injured hamstring examined.

Footballguys view: Grimble is athletic and has a chance to catch on with a Giants team that has no long (or maybe even short) term answer at tight end on the roster, but an injury that would sideline him for weeks, not days, would be crippling to his chances of making the final 53.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater to see time with starters    Mon Jul 28, 05:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will receive playing time with the starting offense during preseason games, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. The team will need that information to decide who will be the starting quarterback for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Bridgewater is an open battle with Matt Cassel, and he has both the talent and polish to succeed despite being a rookie. If he is good enough to beat out Cassel in camp and the preseason, Bridgewater will represent a net gain for the efficiency of the Vikings offense, and that's on top of the net gain new offensive coordinator Norv Turner will provide.

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  Patriots | Claim Tyler Gaffney    Mon Jul 28, 04:59 PM

The New England Patriots claimed RB Tyler Gaffney (Panthers) on waivers Monday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Those tricky Patriots are always one to watch in seemingly footnote-level transactions like this one. They obviously saw something they like in Gaffney and will stash him away for next year, when Stevan Ridley becomes a free agent. They did something similar with TJ Moe and Mark Harrison last year, although neither worked out.

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  Vikings | Willing to trade Christian Ponder    Mon Jul 28, 04:58 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are willing to trade QB Christian Ponder. Ponder has performed well during training camp but probably will be the No. 3 quarterback.

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  Dolphins | Gerald Ford cut    Mon Jul 28, 04:53 PM

The Miami Dolphins cut WR Gerald Ford Monday, July 28.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson excited about offense    Mon Jul 28, 04:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is looking forward to playing in the team's new offense because it is more versatile than the one the team had been using for the last several seasons. 'Let's call it what it is: I thought in the past, we've been predictable,' Peterson said. 'I'm sure you guys wrote stories about us being predictable the past seven years. You won't be able to write that story this year. That's pretty much all I'm saying. You won't be able to do that, because this offense is so versatile.'

Footballguys view: Norv Turner usually makes great use of his most talented players. Peterson fits the bill, and the QB play should also improve. It's not crazy to take Peterson #1 overall this year, but he did wear down last year and is getting to the point in his career where most mortal backs slow down.

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  Giants | Eli Manning hopes to play in preseason game     Mon Jul 28, 04:35 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he hopes to receive some playing time in the Hall of Fame but will let the coaches determine his status for the game.

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  Chiefs | De'Anthony Thomas impresses in return game    Mon Jul 28, 04:31 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas was compared to WR Devin Hester with his ability to make the first person miss in the return game, according to special teams coach Dave Toub.

Footballguys view: Thomas should be on the radar of return yardage league players. If he can combine return duties with a Dexter McCluster-esque role in the offense, he'll be a valuable RB in that format.

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  Redskins | Evan Royster misses practice    Mon Jul 28, 04:30 PM

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28, because of a strained hamstring. He was able to do some light work on the side with the trainers.

Footballguys view: Royster might be a fight for a roster spot with Chris Thompson, who has been drawing praise from the coaching staff. He needs to be out on the field.

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  Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin update    Mon Jul 28, 03:39 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has a bone bruise, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: The Panthers don't need any injuries at the wide receiver position, especially to their first-round pick. Benjamin is a big-bodied wide receiver, but he struggles with leverage and isn't as dominant as he should be. There is swelling in the knee but nothing is structurally damaged according to Rivera.

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  Titans | Jake Locker encouraged, working hard    Mon Jul 28, 03:31 PM

Tennesse Titans QB Jake Locker said the offensive rhythm was better in practice Monday, July 28. Locker said he's focusing on accuracy during training camp as head coach Ken Whisenhunt has challenged him in that area.

Footballguys view: Whisenhunt is a quality coach who can craft an explosive offense. Locker is in a make-or-break year this season. He needs to stay healthy and play consistently if he wants to stay as the Titans number one quarterback.

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  Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. misses practice again    Mon Jul 28, 03:09 PM

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) missed practice Monday, July 28, to receive treatment for his injured hamstring. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Beckham probably has some tests scheduled for the hamstring.

Footballguys view: Beckham is an explosive player who can get open with ease and make plays after the catch. The Giants are being smart with his hamstring injury. His absence is giving more opportunity for guys like Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan.

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