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Apr
24

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne not expected back until training camp

Morris Claiborne is still recovering from a torn patellar tendon he suffered last season. He is not yet able to practice but is looking forward to training camp. The Cowboys' former first-round pick said that at one point he didn't think he'd ever walk again, however, he's now in a much better place. When asked about getting back on the field Claiborne excitedly said, "I can't wait. Like I said, it's one of those things. It's a day-by-day thing. I'm getting better each and every day; getting stronger each and every day. You know, that's all I can ask for at this moment."This is really a prove it year for the disappointing first rounder. He was expected to be shut-down corner and big time playmaker. He's been neither. As a starting corner with such high upside, he's worth monitoring. Nonetheless, he's not likely to be more than a potential waiver wire pick up in IDP leagues. If he looks good, he may be worth an add at some point.
Apr
24

The Eagles sign free agent QB Tim Tebow

The wait is over and Tim Tebow is back in the NFL. Adding even more hype to the story, this time it's with Chip Kelly and the Eagles. The two sides have agreed to a one-year deal and Tebow is expected to compete for the QB3 job with Matt Barkley. The Eagles have confirmed they view Tebow only as a QB.The moment we've all been waiting for (or loathing) is here. Tebow is back in the NFL and this time it's with Chip Kelly, where he seemingly has his highest ceiling. I still believe that Sam Bradford will not be the Eagles Week 1 QB, even if he is, he'll probably get hurt. Just playing the odds. This is strictly a gut feeling, but I believe Tebow will be the starter at some point this season. Since he's such a good runner, he will hold some fantasy value if that is the case.
Apr
24

Eagles TE Zach Ertz focusing heavily on his blocking this offseason

Eagles TE Zach Ertz understands that his inconsistent blocking has kept him off the field in Philly. So he called on the services of legendary offensive line coach Hudson Houck. Houck was responsible for the all-time great Cowboys' O-lines of the 90's. When asked about the work he's putting in Ertz said, "I wanted the coaches to be happy, but at the end of the day I wanted to do this so I could personally improve. Hopefully, that makes us better as a team. We lost a lot of guys and I think there's an opportunity for me to maybe take the next step.'I will openly admit I'm skeptical of Ertz as a fantasy star. However, this is a good sign. Becoming a better blocker will certainly keep him on the field and lead to more opportunities. Expect an improvement from last season. How much, remains to be seen.
Apr
24

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 'I just want to win'

Robert Griffin III is looking forward to this season and knows he has a lot to prove and fully intends on doing so. RG3 was asked about how he would feel if the Redskins exercised their 2016 option on him. "I wouldn't be bummed," Griffin said. "Either way, we're going out there to prove it this upcoming year -- not next year. I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest will take care of itself. They can pick up the option -- or they can decide not to pick up the option. It'll work out either way. I'm focused on this year." Most QBs would in fact be 'bummed' about the option being exercised but RG3 sounds like a guy that just wants to keep his job at this point. That humble and perhaps even desperate approach could be exactly what Griffin needs. It's great he is focused on this season and not making an issue about his contract. He needs to be focused on winning and he is. Now he just needs to put the work in. His upside is undeniable. RG3 should be drafted as
Apr
24

Giants QB Eli Manning wants to throw single-digit interceptions this season

After throwing 27 interceptions in 2013, Eli Manning got his INT total down to 14 last season. This year his goal is to keep his INTs in the single digits, a task Manning has never accomplished in a full 16-game season. His career low is 10 INTs, however, he also had a career-low in attempts, completions and yards. Odds are he does not want a repeat of those numbers to go along with it.Of course he wants to throw single-digit picks, so does every other QB. Doesn't mean it's going to happen. Its good news that he is actively attempting to better protect the ball and it would do wonders for his fantasy value if he accomplished this feat. Nonetheless, I wouldn't count on it. I'm much more excited about him having Odell Beckham Jr. for 16 games than him not wanting to throw interceptions.
Apr
24

Giants WR Victor Cruz attends workout with teammates at Duke University

Victor Cruz attended a workout session with Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr and Rueben Randle at Duke University. He was reportedly very limited but his mere presence was very encouraging. Manning invited him down and later spoke on the matter. "I told [Cruz] we were going down, I obviously wanted him to come if he wanted to, if he felt it would be beneficial," Manning said. "I didn't want to take anything away from his rehab, he was able to rehab down there. Just getting back into the meetings, seeing the plays run here and the verbiage of everything. We were doing some different things those last ten games than we did the first six, before he got hurt. Hearing the verbiage, hearing everything again, the ins and outs of the whole offense, he was able to spot up with some things, kind of light jogging, I didn't want him to push anything or do anything that would have any setbacks. So just catching passes and hearing plays called and thinking about what he has to run." It isn't much, but
Apr
24

Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks expected to join the team soon

Apparently Mychal Kendricks absence from camp was not any sort of statement about the swirling trade rumors or his desire for a contract extension. The workouts are voluntary and he simple opted to plan a vacation to Costa Rica this week. That settles that, all is well in Philadelphia.Well as picture perfect a story this is, it just doesn't add up. Was Costa Rica closed last week? Things are not good between Kendricks and the Eagles. I expect him to be traded on draft day with the most likely suitors being the Miami Dolphins. Where ever he is playing next season, he's a budding star and is a very strong IDP asset.
Apr
25

The Cowboys say signing WR Dez Bryant to a long-term deal is their No. 1 goal

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones continues to insist that signing Dez Bryant long term is their highest priority. However, there has been very little progress. To that Jones says, "You have to be patient. Our #1 goal is still to get him signed longterm."I really don't buy this. The Cowboys for one reason or another don't want to pay this guy. It could really develop into a very volatile situation. A disgruntled Bryant could be very bad for a locker room. You're still drafting Bryant as a top five receiver, maybe higher, but don't be shocked if things go terribly wrong in Dallas this season.
Apr
25

Cowboys DE Greg Hardy suspended 10 games

Greg Hardy has been suspended for the first 10 games of the season and is eligible to return Week 12. The suspension stems from a domestic abuse charge prior to last season. He played only one game last season before finding himself on the commissioner's exempt list. Hardy will appeal the decision.Even if the suspension is reduced, Hardy is a risky pick. He's been out of football for so long, there has to be rust. He's obviously not worth stashing on your bench for 12 weeks. So your best bet is to try and be the first guy to grab him off the wire as his return nears. If you miss out on him, no worries.
Apr
25

The Cowboys expect DE Greg Hardy's suspension to be reduced

The Cowboys expect Greg Hardy's suspension to be significantly reduced. They don't believe he'll be forced to sit out more than six games. They believe there is still a good chance he could get only four games. We will have to just wait for a word from the commissioner on this subject. Every game that the suspension is reduced is good for both Hardy and the Cowboys. If he can somehow get his punishment reduced to four games, he could become an option as late round flier in deeper leagues. His value strongly hinges on this decision.