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08/04 Texans WR Nate Washington is currently the WR2 in Houston
Nate Washington has been a standout in Texans camp this offseason. He has reportedly built a very nice rapport with quarterback Ryan Mallet as well. Head coach Bill O'Brien has now named Washington as the starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins. It is still early in training camp and of course, things can always change. Nonetheless, it is a good sign for Washington's fantasy value. ... [Read More]
08/04 Falcons WR Julio Jones drops five pounds, now has 'another gear'
As if Julio Jones needed to get better, he has now dropped five pounds. He now believes he's faster than he was before. Jones was already a no-doubt top five wide receiver, this can only help. "Now, on go balls, I've got another gear," Jones said. "I'm more muscular now, faster. I can keep running for a long distance. My quads and hamstrings are stronger. So I'm in and out of (cuts) quicker." ... [Read More]
08/03 Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson has been the best receiver at training camp
The Falcons' official website has declared Leonard Hankerson "the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch thus far". His head coach Dan Quinn has also been very impressed and spoke quite highly of him. "I think it's the length, he's got such a big catching radius," Quinn said. "You've probably seen some of the sideline plays, he's got such a knack for keeping it in bounds and going to stretch for th... [Read More]
08/03 Redskins HC Jay Gruden can 'feel a difference' in TE Jordan Reed
Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has dealt with injuries the past two seasons. However, he has been a tremendous pass-catcher when healthy. With that said, he has never been much of a blocker. His head coach Jay Gruden has seen a different Reed though. He's now more confident with his strength when blocking. "I feel a difference with Jordan," Gruden said. ... [Read More]
08/03 Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be the 'lead guy' in Tampa
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has struggled mightily the past two seasons. He has dealt with injuries and has been miserable when healthy. The Muscle Hamster hasn't even sniffed 4.0 yards per carry since his rookie year. Despite his struggles, head coach Lovie Smith once again declared him the starter this year. "Definitely a key for us," Smith said. "We talked about being able to establish... [Read More]
08/03 Bengals RB Giovani Bernard will be a distant second in touches to Jeremy Hill this season
Giovani Bernard was expected to be a breakout running back in Cincinnati last season. Instead, he suffered an injury, rookie Jeremy Hill was dominant in his place and Gio lost his job. Now, it has been made clear that Bernard will not see nearly as many touches as Hill this season. Although this is a tough blow for Bernard, he's taking it all in stride. "It's all in Hue's hands," Bernard said. "Hu... [Read More]
08/03 Lions RB Joique Bell spotted running on the sidelines
Lions running back Joique Bell has missed all of training camp after undergoing knee and Achilles' surgeries to clean up a few minor issues. While he's still not on the active roster, there was some good news coming out of camp today. Bell was spotted running on the sidelines for the first time this offseason. This is a very promising sign for the Lions' top back. ... [Read More]
08/03 Redskins RB Alfred Morris is working on his 'receiving skills'
Redskins running back Alfred Morris has been a dominant runner since entering the league in 2012. The one thing that his game lacked is the ability to be a serviceable pass-catcher. In three seasons, he's only caught a total of 37 passes, in contrast to 876 carries. Morris says he is really working to round out his game in training camp. "Just working on running routes and being open and when the... [Read More]
08/03 Bears WR Kevin White has missed more than six weeks
Bears first-round pick Kevin White has now been sidelined six weeks with a shin injury. He is not currently on the team's active roster. While head coach John Fox continues to say he's making progress, he does not sound overly optimistic when talking about the young wideout. "I hope sooner rather than later, but that's just a hope," Fox said when asked when White would be back in action. ... [Read More]
08/03 Giants WR Rueben Randle is trying 'to get better everyday'
Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle has reportedly looked great at training camp. His WRs coach Sean Ryan recently described him as "a player". He also seems to have his head in the right place. Randle is just taking it one day at a time and trying to improve himself as player. His goals are all team oriented. "I just want to get better everyday," Randle said "Whenever I take the field, I just wan... [Read More]
08/03 Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins participating at training camp after missing OTAs
Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins underwent wrist surgery in February and missed all of organized team activities. He is now back at camp and looking great. This is great news for fantasy owners. He was always expected to be ready for camp but it's still encouraging to see him out there. His head coach Bill O'Brien has been impressed by Hopkins return. "Yeah, he had a good day today," O'Brien ... [Read More]
08/03 Giants WR Odell Beckham is having his reps monitored at training camp
Odell Beckham Jr. opened up training camp on the active roster but is on a snap count. The Giants are playing it safe with ODB to assure he's healthy when the season opens up. He is reportedly starting and closing practice but taking off some reps in between. Beckham sounds happy to be back on the field. "It's very important to be here and go through this with your teammates," said Beckham. "Befo... [Read More]
08/03 Chargers QB Philip Rivers has unofficial deadline of August 13 to get a new deal done
Philip Rivers is heading into his contract year with the Chargers. While he has insisted that he wants to retire with the Chargers, there has been a lot of talk that Rivers will leave if the team moves to Los Angeles. This will be Rivers' 12th season in San Diego. Sources believe that if the two sides do not agree to a new deal by August 13, it will not get done this year. August 13 is significan... [Read More]
08/03 Raiders RB Trent Richardson on the active/NFI list because he showed up overweight
Raiders running back Trent Richardson was placed on the active/NFI list this past week and has not practiced at training camp. This is because he showed up to camp over the weight he was assigned to get down too. His head coach Jack Del Rio spoke on the matter. "Trent is here," Del Rio said. "He came back very close to the weight, which was a pretty ambitious goal to get to. He's down in the low ... [Read More]
08/02 Cardinals HC Bruce Arians still sees RB Andre Ellington getting 20 touches per game in 2015
Cardinals running back Andre Ellington broke down last season and wasn't nearly as efficient as a feature back as he was as a complementary piece. Despite his struggles in 2014, head coach Bruce Arians claims he still views Ellington as a back that will get 20 touches per game this season. He will see touches both on the ground and through the air. However, the team also drafted David Johnson thi... [Read More]
08/02 Browns RB Terrance West expected back 'Tuesday or Wednesday'
Browns second-year back Terrance West was sidelined today after leaving practice Saturday with a calf injury. However, the injury does not appear to be at all serious. Head coach Mike Pettine expects West back on "Tuesday or Wednesday". He said it just "made sense" to hold West out today. It appears to have been more precautionary than anything else. ... [Read More]
08/02 Browns RB Duke Johnson could be out for a bit
Browns running back Duke Johnson, who was on the sidelines today with a hamstring injury, may miss some time. According to head coach Mike Pettine Johnson could be out a little while. Nonetheless, it is not believed to be a long-term issue. He is expected to be reevaluated and his status will be updated. ... [Read More]
08/02 Eagles QB Sam Bradford cleared for 11-on-11 drills
Sam Bradford appears to be nearing 100 percent. He is recovering from his second ACL tear in as many years. According to his head coach Chip Kelly, Bradford has been fully cleared to resume 11-on-11 drills. There is now little doubt whether or not Bradford will be the Week 1 starter, barring a setback. ... [Read More]
08/02 Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is the No. 2 wideout
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did an interview for SiriusXM NFL Radio with Jim Miller & Pat Kirwan. He discussed his receiving corps and had some interesting things to say. He praised Markus Wheaton and went as far to say that he is the WR2 in Pittsburgh. "I think Markus Wheaton is our breakout player of the year," said Roethlisberger. "I want that. I want him to have that pressure.... [Read More]
08/02 Panthers waive WR Stephen Hill
It has been a terrible week for Stephen Hill, who the Panthers seemed to have such high hopes for just a week ago. He was pulled over on Tuesday and cited for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Then on Saturday he was carted off the field with a knee injury, which has since been diagnosed as a torn ACL. The Panthers waived Hill today. His season is over and his career is in jeopardy. ... [Read More]
08/02 Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's arm is 'noticeably better'
Carson Palmer has made a very strong recovery from his second ACL tear. He also missed three games last season with a shoulder issue. His head coach Bruce Arians has been very impressed with Palmer so far this offseason. Not only did Arians say his arm was "noticeably better" this spring, he also talked about Palmers toughness and confidence in his knee. "Knowing him he'd probably like to get hit... [Read More]
08/02 Titans RB David Cobb suffered a broken finger on Saturday
The Titans drafted rookie running back David Cobb to compete for the starting job. Yesterday he is believed to have suffered a broken finger. Still, he reportedly "appears good to go" today in camp. As of now, Cobb is taking reps after Bishop Sankey, Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster. This is a situation worth monitoring but appears to be a minimal issue. ... [Read More]
08/02 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman may miss more time than expected
Ravens rookie wideout Breshad Perriman injured his knee on Day 1 of training camp. He came down on it while making a catch and was diagnosed with bruised knee. Initially listed as day-to-day, Perriman may now be sidelined longer than expected. This could hurt his chances of winning the WR2 job in Baltimore. He's a raw talent and needs all the reps he can get. ... [Read More]
08/01 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant to undergo minor procedure on elbow
Steelers second-year wideout Martavis Bryant will undergo a minor procedure on his elbow to clean up an infection. He is expected to be sidelined for 7-10 days. This should not have an impact on his regular-season status, nevertheless, it is worth monitoring. Bryant projects as a high-upside WR2 on the Steelers. ... [Read More]
08/01 Panthers WR Stephen Hill carted off the field
Wide receiver Stephen Hill spent last season on the Panthers' practice squad and was a surprising standout this offseason. Unfortunately, his season may have taken a major hit today. He fell awkwardly and almost immediately threw his helmet off in frustration. Hill was then carted off the field in obvious pain with a towel over his head. His knee was heavily wrapped as he left the field. The fear... [Read More]
08/01 Jets WR Devin Smith out 4-6 weeks
Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith went down with a serious injury today. He suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in training camp. The deep-threat wideout is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks. This is a tough blow for the Ohio State Alum. His availability for Week 1 is very much in question. ... [Read More]
08/01 Browns RB Terrance West sidelined with calf injury
Browns second-year back Terrance West left training camp with a calf injury. He was seen with it wrapped in ice early on in the day. This does not appear to be anything serious but he could still miss a few days of practice. He is projected to be in some sort of timeshare with Isaiah Crowell for rushing-down opportunities. They will compete for touches this season. ... [Read More]
08/01 Browns RB Duke Johnson tweaks hamstring
Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson tweaked his hamstring in training camp. He left the field and was seen with his hamstring wrapped. The injury is not believed to be serious and Johnson should be back on the field sooner rather than later. He is projected to be the Browns' primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. ... [Read More]
08/01 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount returns to the field
Patriots' running back LeGarrette Blount was placed on the active/NFI list after failing his conditioning test. He has apparently since passed the test because he's back on the field and in uniform. Blount projects to be the Pats' primary back between the tackles this season. However, will be suspended for Week 1 against the Steelers. ... [Read More]
08/01 Rams HC Jeff Fisher is 'very, very encouraged' by RB Todd Gurley's recovery
In a bit of a surprise move, Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley started training camp on the active roster after tearing his ACL last season at Georgia. While head coach Jeff Fisher concedes that Gurley is not yet 100 percent, he sounds very excited about his progress. "Of course the big story is Todd," Fisher said. "He did a great job on the conditioning test. He is not 100 percent. He is not rea... [Read More]
07/31 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman taking all the first-team reps
Falcons' running back Devonta Freeman has been taking just about all the first-team reps at training camp. Rookie Tevin Coleman and home-run threat Antone Smith have been rotating with the second-team offense. As of now Freeman has a strangle hold on the starting job and is the heavy favorite to be the lead back Week 1. ... [Read More]
07/31 Lions RB Joique Bell is 'coming along quickly' but has no timetable for a return
Lions starting running back Joique Bell has been placed on the active/PUP list after undergoing offseason procedures on his knee and Achilles. He missed all of OTAs and minicamp and does not have a timetable for return. His head coach Jim Caldwell sounds cautiously optimistic on the matter. "From a schematic standpoint, he understands and knows how to run the ball, he knows the system," Caldwell ... [Read More]
07/31 Raiders RB Trent Richardson the active/NFI list
Nightmarishly dreadful running back Trent Richardson opens up Raiders training camp on the active/NFI list. It has not been confirmed but the belief around the team is that he failed his conditioning test. Just yesterday we reported that his reclamation project was "not going so well". If he did in fact fail his conditioning test, it could be a major part of the reason things aren't going so grea... [Read More]
07/31 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman sidelined with knee injury
Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman injured his knee in the first-full team practice on Thursday. He bruised his knee making a catch. He is considered day-to-day as of now. He is expected back early next week. Perriman will look to compete for a starting job. His head coach John Harbaugh says the injury is not a concern. "It's not serious. It's all sound," Harbaugh said. "He'll be back as ... [Read More]
07/31 49ers TE Vernon Davis feels renewed both physically and mentally
49ers tight end Vernon Davis had a disastrous 2014 campaign. This year he says he is in a much better place both physically and mentally. "Right now, I feel like a rookie," Davis said. "Feel faster, more explosive...been taking care of myself … Last year I had a lot of people in my ear. Particularly, I had an adviser, who kept telling me, 'Hey, you should try and get another contact, blah ... [Read More]
07/31 Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston officially named the starter
Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith officially named Jameis Winston the team's starting quarterback today. It was assumed Winston would be the starter since the Bucs made him the first pick in this year's draft. Nonetheless, Winston did split first-team reps with Mike Glennon this offseason. Barring a catastrophic meltdown of epic proportions, Winston should start every game this year, barring inju... [Read More]
07/31 Bills QB Matt Cassel starts with the first team to open up training camp
The Bills are expected to have a full-blown quarterback competition this preseason. When they opened camp, Matt Cassel started with the first team and took the majority of the first-team reps. The second quarterback up was Tyrod Taylor, who has become a legitimate contender for the starting job. Third was E.J. Manuel, however, do not read too much into it. This is not necessarily a direct reflect... [Read More]
07/31 Bills WR Percy Harvin wants to play corner back and HC Rex Ryan is 'receptive'
Bills head coach Rex Ryan recently spoke about how he wants Percy Harvin to be a legitimate outside receiver and not just a gadget player. Harvin and WRs coach Sanjay Lal have been working tirelessly to help him develop and make this transition. Well, now Ryan is going to give Harvin a shot to play corner. Harvin requested the opportunity and Ryan obliged. Apparently, Harvin will now be lining up ... [Read More]
07/31 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell takes first snap on the second day of camp
After watching Terrance West take the first snap at running back when camp opened up, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell saw the first rep on Day 2. This should not come as a surprise, head coach Mike Pettine said he would be mixing it up and they did the same thing at OTAs. Crowell is projected to be the goal line and short-yardage back, and could lead the team in carries. ... [Read More]
07/31 Josh McCown believes WR Terrelle Pryor has the things 'you can't coach'
Browns quarterback turned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still transitioning to his new position. He reportedly had a good first day of camp and many believe he could be a difference maker in Cleveland. His new starting quarterback Josh McCown believes he has the skill set to be a successful NFL wideout. "Obviously, the skill set is there," McCown said. "He's a big ole tall athlete and a guy tha... [Read More]
07/31 Bears TE Martellus Bennett reports to training camp
After skipping all of OTAs and minicamp, Martellus Bennett reported when training camp opened up. Although he struggled mightily on day one, it's a good sign that he showed up. He insists that he has no hard feelings toward anybody and the whole ordeal was simply business. "It's Day 1 again, so everybody starts all over again," Bennett said. "Some terminology and still learning some things like t... [Read More]
07/31 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson inks a four-year extension
The Seahawks have finally signed their Super Bowl winning quarterback to a new deal. He signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension. The contract includes $60 million guaranteed. Yet another contract gets done right before a deadline. Wilson had stated that he would cut off negotiations once training camp opened up.... [Read More]
07/31 Giants sign free agent WR James Jones
The Giants have signed free agent James Jones. The 31-year-old wideout spent his first seven seasons in Green Bay, where he excelled as a red zone target. He spent last season with the Raiders and caught 73 passes for 666 yards and six touchdowns. Jones should add solid depth to the Giants' WR corps and could have a legitimate chance to contribute. ... [Read More]
07/31 Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr avoids the active/PUP list
Giants dynamic second-year wideout Odell Beckham Jr. once again missed almost all of the offseason due to a hamstring injury. However, he will enter training camp on the active roster. He is looking to build off of his historical rookie season in which he totaled 91 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 12 games. ODB is expected to be eased into action. ... [Read More]
07/30 Giants WR Victor Cruz on the active roster and letting everybody know
Giants' wide receiver Victor Cruz has somewhat surprisingly entered training camp on the active roster. His recovery has been rapid after tearing his patellar tendon last October. Not only is he on the active roster, he sent a message at camp today. According to Giants Beat's Rick Laughland, Cruz showed up today in Michael Jordan No. 45 jersey to signify his comeback. "The return was definitely o... [Read More]
07/30 Rams WR Brian Quick on the active roster
After undergoing a very serious shoulder surgery last season, Rams wideout Brian Quick start training camp on the active roster. However, he is expected to be eased into action. The 25 year old has been working tirelessly to avoid the active/PUP list, his general manager Les Snead spoke very highly of his work ethic. "If you were to talk to the trainers and the medical staff and probably even Dr.... [Read More]
07/30 Bears RB Matt Forte looking forward to new run-heavy system
Bears running back Matt Forte caught a career-high 102 passes last season and 74 the previous season. Former head coach Marc Trestman is known for being a pass-happy offensive mind. New head coach John Fox is more of a run-oriented coach. Forte is looking forward to getting back to running the ball and controlling the game on the ground. "Catching 100 balls is not my goal as a running back," Fort... [Read More]
07/30 Browns RB Isaiah Crowell having exchange issues at training camp
As good as Isaiah Crowell was last year as an undrafted rookie, especially in short-yardage situations, he also had issues holding on to the ball. He fumbled three times on just 148 carries. Now at training camp he is once again having ball security issues. Crowell fumbled two handoffs from new quarterback Josh McCown and dropped a pass. While I'm sure he's not thrilled with these issues, head co... [Read More]
07/30 Cowboys RB Darren McFadden placed on active/PUP list with hamstring injury
In the most believable turn of events, Cowboys RB Darren McFadden has been placed on the active/PUP list with a hamstring injury. McFadden claims that it's only a "little setback" and he's "doing fine". He dealt with a hamstring injury in OTAs, however, this injury is not to the same leg. This adds to the long list of injuries that McFadden has sustained. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen J... [Read More]
07/30 Bears WR Kevin White injury 'not a long-term problem'
Bears first-round pick Kevin White was placed on the active/PUP list to start training camp. His head coach John Fox downplayed the injury and even refused to divulge exactly what the injury is. "He's day-to-day. It's not a long-term problem," Fox said. "Like any injury — a blister could become a long-term problem if you don't treat it right. We're just trying to do the proper treatment and... [Read More]
07/30 Redskins TE Jordan Reed had stem cell shot in May
When Redskins oft-injured tight end Jordan Reed complained of knee soreness in May and was sidelined, it came as little surprise to anybody. He underwent a procedure that was assumed to be a scope on his knee. However, that was not the case. Reed actually got a stem cell shot to his knee and hamstring. Now his knee is feeling great and the hope is this will help him stay healthy this season. Some... [Read More]
07/30 Packers WR Jordy Nelson is back to full health
Packers' star receiver Jordy Nelson underwent offseason hip surgery. There were some concerns heading into training camp but it appears his head coach Mike McCarthy has put those worries to bed. "Jordy's so consistent," McCarthy said. "Today, the little that I watched him one-on-one, it looks like he hasn't missed a beat. I think tomorrow and the next day and things like that, really how he feels... [Read More]
07/30 Browns RB Terrance West starts with the first team as the Browns opened up training camp
In somewhat of a surprise move, Browns second-year running back took the first rep with the first team when the Browns opened up camp. The general belief was that Isaiah Crowell had been pulling away with the starting job. With that said, head coach Mike Pettine did say that he will "mix it up by day and drill". Crowell was second behind West. It remains to be seen how the Browns will distribute t... [Read More]
07/30 Tajh Boyd says Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has just as high a ceiling as Sammy Watkins
Steelers' backup quarterback Tajh Boyd was the starting QB at Clemson for college teammates Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant. Bryant is now once again teammates with Boyd in Pittsburgh. Boyd gushed about Bryant and was asked if his ceiling is as high as Watkins'. "Absolutely," Boyd said. "As far as Sammy can go, [Bryant] can go and vice versa … There's still so much room for growth with h... [Read More]
07/30 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will open up camp as the starter
Falcons' second-year running back Devonta Freeman will be the RB1 when the Falcons open up training camp. His experience and ability to as a pass-catcher gives him the edge over rookie Tevin Coleman. Freeman has been very confident all offseason and that certainly has not changed. "Yes, it should give me an edge," Freeman said. "I know what I can do. It's all about getting everybody to believe in... [Read More]
07/30 Ravens WR Breshad Perriman lining up with the starters at training camp
Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman has come under some scrutiny this offseason for his inability to consistently catch a football. Despite lacking this key fundamental skill to be an NFL wide receiver, Perriman is still the favorite to start Week 1 and is practicing with the first team at training camp. It appears he is inching closer to winning the WR2 job opposite Steve Smith. ... [Read More]
07/30 Nelson Agholor says Eagles QB Sam Bradford is 'moving great'
Eagles projected starting quarterback Sam Bradford is coming off his second-consecutive ACL tear and there were concerns regarding his availability. Not only was training camp in question but even the start of the regular season. Rookie first-round pick Nelson Agholor says that he has practiced with Bradford and he's moving around just fine. "We threw last week, and it was great," Agholor said. "... [Read More]
07/30 Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin says his hamstrings are fully healthy
Panthers' second-year receiver Kelvin Benjamin has dealt with hamstring issues this offseason. He now says that his hamstrings are 100 percent heading into training camp. He's fully expected to be a full-go without limitations. As a rookie he caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns with a banged up Cam Newton at quarterback. ... [Read More]
07/30 Report: Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount placed on active/NFI list due to failed conditioning test
Yesterday LeGarrette Blount was placed on the Patriots' active/NFI list. The reasons were unknown and it was a major concern for fantasy owners. Now it is being reported that Blount did not pass his conditioning test. The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports on Twitter, "Had to run 20 sprints of 50 yards under 8 seconds each, only did 12" ... [Read More]
07/30 Vikings WR Jarius Wright ready to fill the slot role
Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright showed some flashes last season of how good he can be. With Greg Jennings now in Miami, Wright is now set to take over as the primary slot receiver. He has seen more action on the outside but is now prepared for the move. "I definitely welcome it. I definitely think I can be a slot receiver also," said Wright. "I've been outside a lot with the Vikings, but I ca... [Read More]
07/30 Ravens RB Justin Forsett is 'still hungry'
Ravens running back Justin Forsett is coming off by far the best season of his career. He got his big pay day and turns 30 in October, however, this has not distinguished the fire Forsett runs with. "(I'm) still hungry, still ready to go out and fight," Forsett said. "Nothing is given to me. So I just got to go out there and prove to this organization that they made the right decision in keeping... [Read More]
07/30 Raiders RB Trent Richardson's 'reclamation project is not going so well'
Since having a decent rookie season, which was more quantity than quality, Trent Richardson has been one of the most monstrous disappointments in recent history. He has averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in his career. The Raiders signed him this offseason after the Colts soured on and suspended him for the AFC Championship game last season, which came after he was made inactive for the previous p... [Read More]
07/30 Jerry Rice compares Raiders WR Amari Cooper to Tim Brown
Raiders first-round pick Amari Cooper has garnered a ton of praise this offseason. Everyone appears to believe that he's the real deal. One compliment may mean more than all the rest for a young receiver though. Hall of Fame wide receiver and former Raider Jerry Rice compared Cooper to Tim Brown. "They have their new Tim Brown," Rice said. "I think with Cooper, he's very much like Tim Brown. Very... [Read More]
07/30 Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson running with the second team
Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has been working with the second team in training camp. However, his head coach Mike Zimmer has been made optimistic by Patterson's improvement. "So far he's done well. These (last) two days he's been impressive. Today is a new day; we'll see how he does today," Zimmer said. "I'm hopeful that today is just as good as yesterday and yesterday was as good ... [Read More]
07/30 Chargers TE Ladarius Green poised to have 'his most productive year'
After news broke of Antonio Gates four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, Ladarius Green's value immediately skyrocketed. Green is set to be the starter during Gate's absence and if he performs well he could earn more snaps when Gates returns, which seems to have always been the game plan anyway. Gates is now 35 years old and there had already been speculation that he'd see le... [Read More]
07/30 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's first impression was 'incredibly positive'
The Chargers made Melvin Gordon a rare first-round running back in this year's draft. He was highly touted out of Wisconsin and reportedly caught on quick at OTAs. His offensive coordinator Frank Reich has been extremely impressed with him thus far. "Incredibly, incredible positive," Reich said. "You can see he has great vision. You can see he has great patience. And he's just got great physical ... [Read More]
07/29 Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater packs on muscle
Vikings second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had some durability questions when he was drafted. Last season he played at just 210 pounds and the team wanted him to bulk up. They gave him a minimum weight limit of 215 pounds. So he added five pounds of muscle and has met his weight requirement. "Most of it was muscle," Bridgewater said. "I'm trying to make sure I'm building myself up to withs... [Read More]
07/29 49ers RB Carlos Hyde cleared for training camp
Eyebrows were raised yesterday when 49ers projected starting running back Carlos Hyde was placed on the active/NFI list. He had been sidelined with an apparent calf injury during minicamp too. Well, he spent all of one day on the list and today was medically cleared to participate in training camp. He didn't miss a single snap at camp. ... [Read More]
07/29 Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount surprise add to the active/NFI list
In an unexpected turn of events, the Patriots placed running back LeGarrette Blount on the active/NFI list. More predictably the Pats gave no explanation why. However, Blount was a full participant at minicamp. This is a situation worth monitoring and hopefully we get some information on the matter. You probably shouldn't count on it though, New England is one of the most tight-lipped teams in th... [Read More]
07/29 Lions RB Joique Bell put on the active/PUP list
There have been a lot of questions and concern coming out of Lions camp regarding the health of starting running back Joique Bell. He underwent minor procedures on both his knee and Achilles, which were considered just to clean up minor injuries. Today he was placed on the active/PUP list. There was uncertainty whether or not Bell would be ready when camp opens. It looks like Detroit is going to ... [Read More]
07/29 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says RB Joseph Randle 'has the potential' to be a 'No. 1 back'
Fantasy owners just can't resist the temptation of drafting whatever running back is starting behind the Cowboys' dominant offensive line. Early in the offseason Darren McFadden inexplicably was all the rage. Owners have since come to their senses and turned their attention to Joseph Randle. He's not guaranteed to be the starter, however, he's the heavy favorite. Today he got a huge vote of confi... [Read More]
07/29 Falcons WR Roddy White had his knee drained this offseason and expects to again
Roddy White says he had his knee drained before minicamp opened and believes he'll have to get it drained again during the season. He prefers not to get surgery even though it has been suggested. The good news is that the procedure only costs him a few days of practice. "It's not a concern to me because it's just like a little irritation,'' White said. "My cartilage in my knee is not smooth. It's... [Read More]
07/29 Redskins TE Jordan Reed fully cleared for training camp
There was rare good news about Redskins tight end Jordan Reed's health today. After undergoing a procedure due to knee soreness almost immediately after OTAs opened up, he has now been medically cleared to be a full participant when training camp opens. Reed has been very productive when healthy, which hasn't been nearly as often as the Redskins and his fantasy owners would like. ... [Read More]
07/29 Bears WR Kevin White placed on active/PUP list
Bears rookie wideout Kevin White has been placed on the active/PUP list. He has been dealing with a shin injury and has been told to stay off of it according to Bears general manager Ryan Pace. "Kevin has a shin injury that we told him to stay off of the last month," Pace said. "He's been inactive, we want to have a ramp up phase in regards to his cardio. So we're going to start him off on PUP to ... [Read More]
07/29 Dolphins WR DeVante Parker placed on active/PUP list
As expected, the Dolphins put first-round pick DeVante Parker on the active/PUP list. Parker underwent a procedure on his foot last month to replace a screw in his surgically repaired foot. He is still expected to be ready when the Dolphins kick off Week 1. ... [Read More]
07/29 UPDATE: Chiefs WR Chris Conley leaves with knee strain
Chiefs rookie wideout Chris Conley left training camp today with a knee injury. His head coach Andy Reid says it is just a strain. Nonetheless, his week is likely over. Conley is currently battling it out with Albert Wilson for a starting job. UPDATE: I just spoke to Chiefs Insider Nick Athan from WarPaintIllustrated.com, here's what he had to say, "The knee injury sustained to rookie Wide Rec... [Read More]
07/29 Vikings RB Adrian Peterson believes this could be his 'best season thus far'
Adrian Peterson is a year removed from professional football and now 30 years old. He admits to being a bit rusty upon his return. However, that didn't stop him from saying that this may be the best year of his career. That's coming from a former 2,000 yard rusher. "I kind of started off slow the first practice, 9-on-7," he said. "It was decent but really didn't feel as explosive as I would have ... [Read More]
07/29 Bengals OC Hue Jackson 'not concerned' about QB Andy Dalton
Many and probably even the majority of fantasy football owners are very concerned with Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. However, his offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is not and is even planning on letting Dalton open things up in the passing game this season. "I'm not concerned with Andy as much as everybody else is," Jackson said. "I understand that we haven't won a playoff game and that falls ... [Read More]
07/29 Patriots QB Tom Brady stands firm on his innocence
Tom Brady released a lengthy statement of Facebook today further proclaiming his innocence. He not only says he did nothing wrong, he also dispelled rumors of him destroying his phone to avoid relinquishing incriminating evidence. This is an excerpt from his statement: "I am very disappointed by the NFL's decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the ... [Read More]
07/29 Steelers WR Markus Wheaton probably had the best offseason of the team's wideouts
While Steelers second-year wideout Martavis Bryant is getting all the attention in Pittsburgh after his dynamic rookie season, he was not the star of the offseason. Markus Wheaton probably had the best offseason of all the Steelers' receivers. Wheaton was a popular sleeper pick last season but ended up becoming an afterthought after a solid start to the season. Bryant stole his thunder and his jo... [Read More]
07/29 Cowboys RB Ryan Williams place on I.R.
The Cowboys put Ryan Williams on I.R. today after he cleared waivers. Williams has never been the same since suffering a devastating patellar injury. Dallas filled his roster spot with Gus Johnson. Odds are Williams will never see a carry in a Cowboys uniform. He hasn't received a single touch since 2012 thanks to his bulky knee. ... [Read More]
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