Fantasy Football News & Views
Jaguars | Ryquell Armstead cut Mon May 17, 03:20 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead was waived Monday, May 17.Link to story
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Jaguars | Jalen Camp signs first contract Mon May 17, 03:13 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars sixth-round draft choice WR Jalen Camp signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars Monday, May 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Colts | Carson Wentz misses practice Mon May 17, 02:58 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, May 17, because of an illness not related to COVID-19, according to head coach Frank Reich.Link to story
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Broncos | Case Cookus joins Broncos Mon May 17, 02:56 PM
Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Giants) signed with the Denver Broncos Monday, May 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Eagles | Zach Ertz not at workouts Mon May 17, 02:41 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz did not report for the start of offseason workouts Monday, May 17, and is expected to stay away until his situation is resolved, according to a source.Link to story
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Cardinals | Tae Hayes signs with Cards Mon May 17, 02:29 PM
Free-agent CB Tae Hayes (Vikings) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Monday, May 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released S Chris Miller and WR Darece Roberson.Link to story
Titans | Tennessee makes roster moves Mon May 17, 02:22 PM
Free-agent WR Kalija Lipscomb (Packers) signed with the Tennessee Titans Monday, May 17. The team also waived WR Rashard Davis and waived LB Davin Bellamy (undisclosed) with a non-football injury designation.Link to story
Cowboys | Dallas will not sign tryout QBs Mon May 17, 02:16 PM
Free-agent QB J.T. Barrett (Steelers) and undrafted free-agent QB Brady Davis (Northern Illinois) participated in the Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp, but the team does not plan to sign either quarterback at this point, according to a source.Link to story
Chiefs | KC adds Daurice Fountain Mon May 17, 02:09 PM
Free-agent WR Daurice Fountain (Colts) signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, May 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Fountain must have impressed during his tryout. He has electricity to his game but his pro career has been set back by injuries. In crazy deep dynasty formats we'll monitor him, especially since he's with the Chiefs.|
49ers | Austin Proehl off roster Mon May 17, 01:26 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Austin Proehl was waived Monday, May 17.Link to story
Bengals | Seven rookies under contract Mon May 17, 01:06 PM
Cincinnati Bengals fourth-round draft choices DE Cameron Sample, DT Tyler Shelvin and OT D'Ante Smith, fifth-round draft choice PK Evan McPherson, sixth-round draft choices C Trey Hill and RB Chris Evans and seventh-round draft choice DE Wyatt Hubert signed four-year contracts with the Bengals Monday, May 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Evans is a hard-charging running back from Michigan who is looking to make the roster as a reserve runner. During his college career for the Wolverines, Evans only started six time in 42 games. He seems like a player who could have a better pro career than he did a college one. Evans is patient as a runner and has burst to and through the hole. As a receiver, Evans is a "catch and go" threat and can make defenders miss in space. We'll watch him in deep dynasty formats.|
Lions | Detroit signs two players Mon May 17, 01:04 PM
Free-agent TE Charlie Taumoepeau (49ers) and CB Alex X. Brown (Chiefs) signed with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Taumoepeau was undrafted out of Portland State in 2020 but signed on with the Cowboys after the draft. During his college career, Taumoepeau finished with 117 receptions for 1,876 yards and 11 touchdowns. He bounced around to the Colts and the 49ers and now gets a shot with the Lions. They needed more bodies at the position with the retirement of Josh Hill, and Taumoepeau impressed enough during his tryout to earn a longer look.|
49ers | Marqise Lee to Niners Mon May 17, 11:45 AM
Free-agent WR Marqise Lee (Patriots) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, May 17.
|Footballguys view: Lee hasn't played a full season since 2017, but he did enough in his tryout with the 49ers to stick around a bit longer. If healthy, the veteran could easily make the team with his skill set and starting experience. It looks like his deep dynasty stock has a slight uptick.|
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Bengals | Trent Taylor to Bengals Mon May 17, 09:58 AM
Free-agent WR Trent Taylor (49ers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, May 17.
|Footballguys view: Taylor is a classic slot receiver who is quick on underneath routes. He's battled with injuries during his time with the 49ers and now gets a fresh start with the Bengals. We'll see if he can stay healthy and do enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.|
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Bears | Andy Dalton to work with first team Sun May 16, 04:49 PM
Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton will work with the first-team offense when offseason workouts begin even through QB Justin Fields performed well during the rookie minicamp, according to head coach Matt Nagy.
|Footballguys view: That makes sense for now as Fields learns the ropes. The Bears took Fields in the first round for a reason and he'll be the franchise quarterback soon enough. Dalton will get the jump as the initial starter in camp but we're expecting Fields to push him ASAP.|
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Bears | Chicago signing Chris Lacy Sun May 16, 03:40 PM
Free-agent WR Chris Lacy (Cowboys) agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Lacy has been bouncing around the league since he was an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State in 2018. He's spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Cowboys. Now, he'll get a chance to prove himself with the Bears. There's a chance for him to earn a spot behind Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney although he's a long-shot for the final roster.|
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Panthers | Carolina makes roster moves Sun May 16, 03:24 PM
Free-agent DE Kendall Donnerson (Bengals) signed with the Carolina Panthers Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived PK Matt Ammendola, LB Daniel Bituli and DT PJ Johnson.Link to story
Giants | Two players let go Sun May 16, 02:13 PM
New York Giants RB Jordan Chunn and TE Nate Wieting were waived Sunday, May 16.Link to story
Browns | Johnnie Dixon trying out Sun May 16, 01:26 PM
Free-agent WR Johnnie Dixon (Cardinals) is participating in the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Originally an undrafted free agent for the Texans in 2019, the former Ohio State receiver made some plays for them in the preseason (9 catches, 77 yards) but did not make the team. The Cardinals picked him up and stashed him on their practice squad after that and since then. Dixon is a long shot to make the Browns roster and is angling to get on their practice squad.|
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Buccaneers | Tampa adding four players Sun May 16, 01:14 PM
Free-agent RB Troymaine Pope (Chargers), TE Jerell Adams (Lions), CB Antonio Hamilton (Chiefs) and S Curtis Riley (Vikings) agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Pope has a bit of experience in the league from his time with the Chargers. The Buccaneers are stacked at the running back position, so Pope will have to earn his spot on special teams.|
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Giants | NYG adds Kelvin Benjamin Sun May 16, 12:08 PM
Free-agent WR/TE Kelvin Benjamin (Chiefs) signed with the New York Giants Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Benjamin must have impressed as a tight end during his tryout. A former first-round pick of the Panthers (with GM Dave Gettleman) as a wide receiver, Benjamin hasn't played a regular season game since 2018. The Giants have Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph as their top two tight ends, and Benjamin will work to earn a spot behind them on the depth chart. With Engram's propensity to get banged up, Benjamin might see some playing time (if he makes the 53-man roster).|
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Rams | Four draft picks signed by LAR Sun May 16, 08:57 AM
The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of RB Jake Funk, WR Ben Skowronek, DE Earnest Brown and LB Chris Garrett to rookie contracts Sunday, May 16. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Funk is a hard-charging running back with some burst to break off chunk plays. He suffered an ACL injury to the same knee in 2018 and 2019 so durability is a concern. Funk will work primarily as a special teams player but if given the opportunity there is some natural skill that could be used on offense.|
Buccaneers | O.J. Howard almost all the way back Sat May 15, 11:47 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to attend mandatory minicamp in early June, according to comments from head coach Bruce Arians.'Yeah, he's really close now. He looks fantastic working out every day,' Arians said.
|Footballguys view: Howard gives the Buccaneers yet another weapon in the passing game. In 2020, Howard was on a career best pace over the first four games of the year. He's been on the road to recovery since last fall, and it sounds like he's progressing well. Expect the team to ease him back into action. If he gets back to where he was physically, the role is there for him to post near TE1 numbers in this offense.|
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Giants | Corey Clement signs with New York Sat May 15, 07:53 PM
Free-agent RB Corey Clement (Eagles) signed an undisclosed contract with the New York Giants Saturday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: Clement has been a solid reserve and special teams player for most of his pro career. That's the role he'll try and carve out with the Giants this year. Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker are the top two backs on the roster.|
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Jaguars | Tim Tebow decision coming soon Sat May 15, 07:30 PM
Free-agent TE Tim Tebow (Eagles) remains unsigned but Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Saturday, May 15, he imagines 'a decision is gonna be soon.'
|Footballguys view: Let's just get this thing going already. Meyer loves what Tebow can bring to the team in terms of leadership and locker room presence, and Tebow wants to play football again...albeit at a different position. The former first-round quarterback shouldn't push for much playing time but could give Meyer some trusted depth at a thin position. Chris Manhertz and James O'Shaugnessy are the top two tight ends on the depth chart.|
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Cowboys | Dak Prescott expected for training camp Sat May 15, 06:36 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) is expected to be a full participant at training camp, according to head coach Mike McCarthy Saturday, May 15. 'Yeah. I have no reason not to think that,' McCarthy said.
|Footballguys view: Some good news here. Prescott was setting the league on fire last year before his ankle injury. At full strength, this offense has the design and the weapons to be one of the most high-powered units in the NFL. Prescott's ability as a passer has grown and he's still a threat to pull the ball down and run - giving him further fantasy value. Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at QB5 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
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Giants | Kelvin Benjamin looking comfortable Sat May 15, 06:03 PM
Free-agent TE Kelvin Benjamin (Chiefs) spent 'considerable time' working with head coach Joe Judge at New York Giants minicamp Saturday, May 15, according to Art Stapleton of The Record. It's unknown if Benjamin will stay with the team beyond the weekend.Link to story
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Packers | Kurt Benkert signs with Green Bay Sat May 15, 04:10 PM
Free-agent QB Kurt Benkert (Falcons) signed an undisclosed contract with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: The Packers add another arm to the quarterback room here. Benkert is a big-bodied pocket passer in the mold of a poor man's version of Matt Schaub. He's the no.4 quarterback on the depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love and Blake Bortles. It seems like Benkert is just there as a camp arm, but with this Rodgers situation he might actually be in line for a no.3 role.|
Jaguars | Travis Etienne taking WR reps Sat May 15, 02:53 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will take all of his rookie minicamp repetitions at wide receiver, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Saturday, May 15. 'Worst-case scenario you have a running back that's elite with receiver skills,' Meyer said.
|Footballguys view: Etienne had 588 receiving yards in 2020, the most of any running back in the FBS. He's a dynamic runner who can make defenders miss with speed and balance. Etienne has big-play ability and can pick up chunk yards in a hurry. The Jaguars have James Robinson as a lead back, but Etienne will work his way into the mix - either as a running back or receiver.|
Ravens | Jacob Breeland dealing with knee issue Sat May 15, 01:35 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Jacob Breeland (knee) continues to try and work through an undisclosed knee issue, and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Saturday, May 15, that the hope is Breeland will be ready for training camp.
|Footballguys view: Breeland was added as a priority free agent after the 2020 NFL draft. Coming out of Oregon, Breeland looked like an H-back prospect. He was injured last year and missed the whole season.|
Ravens | Rashod Bateman draws praise Sat May 15, 01:22 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman's showing in the team's rookie minicamp so far drew praise from head coach John Harbaugh on Saturday, May 15. 'Impressions are very positive,' Harbaugh said during a news conference. 'He's a no-nonsense guy, has a nice demeanor about him. He's a quick learner. He's everything we thought he would be in terms of the athleticism, the skillset. That's usually the case, but not always the case. What you see is not always what you get. You don't know until you get them out there, in really the first rookie minicamp. And I would say that he is as advertised from a talent standpoint.'
|Footballguys view: Bateman should be drawing rave reviews. It's rookie minicamp and not much goes on, but there is some footage of him making difficult grabs against air and that gets people excited. We love his route-running ability and Bateman should immediately become a favorite of QB Lamar Jackson. The Ravens are a run-heavy offense, and that's going to limit the production of Bateman. Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at WR58 (12.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Vikings | Kene Nwangwu set to sign Sat May 15, 01:14 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Kene Nwangwu on Saturday, May 15, agreed to terms on his rookie contract, and will sign a four-year, $4.23 million deal with a signing bonus of $752,800. He will carry a $848,200 salary cap hit.
|Footballguys view: Nwangwu can take any carry to the house. That's what makes him dangerous as a runner in space or as a return man. He'll likely make his largest impact in 2021 on special teams for the Vikings.|
Packers | Davante Adams made routes count Sat May 15, 12:50 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams led the league with an average of 2.96 receiving yards per route run in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus data.
|Footballguys view: Adams is fantastic, and he's the favorite target of QB Aaron Rodgers. With Rodgers perhaps wanting out of Green Bay, Adams fantasy value may change drastically if he's catching passes from Jordan Love (or Drew Lock?). Stay tuned.|
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Steelers | Najee Harris expecting targets Sat May 15, 12:37 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris said Saturday, May 15, that the team seems to want to use him in the passing game and even split him out wide as a receiver.
|Footballguys view: Harris was getting some ridiculous questions in his post-practice presser about his receiving ability. Yes, he can make crazy catches - he's got big hands and can be a reliable receiver out of the backfield or out wide/in the slot. Harris is a three-down back for the Steelers and should be able to handle a large workload from day one. Fantasy GMs are taking him at RB35 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues. He could easily outperform that ADP.|
49ers | Marqise Lee at minicamp Fri May 14, 10:12 PM
Free-agent WR Marqise Lee (Patriots) is participating in the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Lee had fine seasons for the Jaguars back in 2016 and 2017, but it's been all downhill for him since then. He's just trying to hang on in the league with this 49ers tryout.|
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Falcons | Atlanta invites five to try out Fri May 14, 10:02 PM
Free-agent QB Jake Dolegala (Patriots), DE Eli Ankou (Cowboys), DT Olive Sagapolu (Lions) and LB Curtis Bolton (Texans) are participating in the Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Undrafted free-agent WR C.J. Saunders (Ohio State) is also trying out for the team.Link to story
Bears | Justin Fields to push for starting job Fri May 14, 09:54 PM
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields said he will do everything he can to earn the starting quarterback job.
|Footballguys view: Fields doesn't need time to ramp up to the pro level. He was a standout quarterback for Ohio State and went through his progressions more than any other quarterback in his draft class. Fields will have to beat out Andy Dalton, which may not be that difficult. Not only is Fields a passer with intelligence and upside, he's a dangerous runner if the play breaks down.|
Chiefs | Daurice Fountain trying out Fri May 14, 09:39 PM
Free-agent WR Daurice Fountain (Colts) is participating in the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Fountain was a super deep sleeper when he joined the Colts a few years ago. However, injuries have derailed his career and took away most every chance he's had to impress. If healthy, Fountain can make plays but he's a long shot to make the Chiefs on this tryout.|
Cowboys | Four UDFAs join Dallas Fri May 14, 09:00 PM
Undrafted free-agent SS Tyler Coyle (Purdue), WR Brennan Eagles (Texas), TE Nick Eubanks (Michigan) and TE Nick Ralston (Louisiana-Lafayette) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Vikings | Minnesota signs seven undrafted FAs Fri May 14, 08:44 PM
Undrafted free-agent LS Turner Bernard (San Diego State), LB Tuf Borland (Ohio State), LB Christian Elliss (Idaho), Zeandae Johnson (California), PK Riley Patterson (Memphis), DT Jordon Scott (Oregon) and P Zach Von Rosenberg (Louisiana State) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, May 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Chargers | Four rookies sign contracts Fri May 14, 08:19 PM
Los Angeles Chargers fifth-round draft choice OG Brenden Jaimes, sixth-round draft choice LB Nick Niemann, sixth-round draft choice RB Larry Rountree and seventh-round draft choice S Mark Webb signed four-year contracts with the Chargers Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Rountree is a player to watch in deep dynasty formats. In college at Missouri, Rountree was an attacking runner who is not afraid to mix it up between the tackles. He's not a pile pusher but he's got balance, burst and intent with the rock.|
Bills | Four players trying out Fri May 14, 07:56 PM
Free-agent WR Isaiah Ford (Dolphins), LB Joe Giles-Harris (Jaguars), DT Nazair Jones (Seahawks) and DT Eddie Vanderdoes (Texans) are participating in the Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Ford has had a cup of coffee in the league. He's strong after the catch and his experience might get him a shot if he impresses in this tryout.|
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Bengals | Cincinnati signs four college FAs Fri May 14, 07:39 PM
Undrafted free-agent P Drue Chrisman (Ohio State), LB Darius Hodge (Marshall), WR Riley Lees (Northwestern) and CB Antonio Phillips (Ball State) signed with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, May 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Lions | Detroit signs Jermar Jefferson to deal Fri May 14, 07:35 PM
Detroit Lions seventh-round draft choice RB Jermar Jefferson signed a four-year contract with the Lions Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Jefferson has great feet and the burst to get to and through the hole quickly. He's best used in space as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's buried on the depth chart with the Lions but we'll see how he does in deep dynasty formats.|
Ravens | Tylan Wallace under contract Fri May 14, 07:10 PM
Baltimore Ravens fourth-round draft choice WR Tylan Wallace signed a four-year contract with the Ravens Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Wallace has explosiveness and was one of the most productive receivers in the FBS. Over the last three years, he's averaged over 100 yards per game. Even though he's not a huge wide receiver, Wallace can win contested catches. Over the last three years, he's got 43 contested catches to his credit - most in the FBS. He needs to improve his routes in order to play up to his potential in the pros, but Wallace has the skill set and proven production to monitor in dynasty formats.|
Giants | Kelvin Benjamin working at TE Fri May 14, 07:06 PM
Free-agent WR Kelvin Benjamin (Chiefs) is working at tight end during the New York Giants rookie minicamp this weekend. He is participating on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Benjamin is a big-bodied wide receiver who hasn't played a regular season game since 2018. Moving to tight end could work as he could provide matchup problems for linebackers and safeties. We'll see if Benjamin can impress during this tryout.|
Kelvin Benjamin player page
Rams | Tutu Atwell agrees to terms Fri May 14, 06:32 PM
Los Angeles Rams second-round draft choice WR Tutu Atwell agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Rams Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Atwell is explosive and can take short passes and turn them into long gains. He's incredibly small (165 pounds) but not many defenders get a chance to get a big hit on him. Atwell relies on his speed and explosiveness and lacks nuance as a route runner. Most of his snaps were from the slot, and over the last two years about 25 percent of his passes were behind the line of scrimmage. He's a gadget player but working with Sean McVay makes Atwell a player to watch.|
Seahawks | Two draft choices under contract Fri May 14, 05:29 PM
Seattle Seahawks second-round draft choice WR D'Wayne Eskridge and sixth-round draft choice OT Stone Forsythe agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the Seahawks Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Eskridge can flat out fly down the field. He averaged over 20 yards per catch over the last two seasons and is one of the most explosive players in this draft class. Eskridge is not a refined route runner and has limited experience lining up in the slot. Undersized at 5-foot, 9-inches and 190 pounds, we'll see how his blazing speed and limited route tree impact him as a rookie.|
Bengals | Two players sign with Bengals Fri May 14, 05:06 PM
Free-agent QB Eric Dungey (Browns) and undrafted free-agent TE Cheyenne O'Grady (Arkansas) signed with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, May 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
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Broncos | Daesean Hamilton has torn ACL Fri May 14, 05:02 PM
Denver Broncos WR Daesean Hamilton (knee) recently suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Hamilton was supposed to be released on Thursday. Then, it was revealed he might get traded away instead. Now, he's got an ACL injury and won't be able to pass a physical. He'll struggle to find a team in 2021 depending on how long his recovery takes from this injury.|
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