QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he has studied the New England Patriots' offense to discover what worked well for WR Wes Welker. "There's certain pass patterns and certain things that he's done so well for so long, you'd be crazy not to copy some of those and bring those to your offense," Manning said.
QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has been working out with QB Eli Manning after minicamp. The two worked out together twice this week and plan to work out together more in the coming weeks before training camp.
FB | Vonta Leach | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous report, the agent for free agent FB Vonta Leach said he still believes the Miami Dolphins are the best for his client. "To me Miami is the best fit because of their needs and their availability of [salary] cap room," the agent said. "I think the best overall fit is Miami, but who knows.
"He still has an interest in Houston and the Giants, the Chiefs and the Ravens. That's all predicated on can the deals be done based on the finances they have."
WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) said he will be ready for training camp. Nicks said he has been running full routes.
TE | Aaron Hernandez | Free Agent | Free Agents
A third man is being sought by police in the homicide case involving free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez (Patriots). Ernest Wallace, 41, is wanted as an accessory after the fact to murder.
TE | Gavin Escobar | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar will not be given the No. 2 tight end job and will have to compete with TE James Hanna for the job during training camp.
DL | Lawrence Okoye | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Despite not taking part yet in a full-contact practice, San Francisco 49ers DL Lawrence Okoye is already calling American football more difficult than his previous sports. "It's the hardest thing I've ever done, I'm under no illusions," the former British discus thrower and rugby player told England's Short List magazine.
DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck said he believes DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) will be ready for the start of the regular season. Tuck said Pierre-Paul also believes he will be ready for Week 1.
DL | Michael Bennett | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks DL Michael Bennett has made an effort to be the most versatile player he can be, learning to play both defensive end and defensive tackle. "That's always the type of player I've tried to be," Bennett said of his versatility. "My first position was learning how to play inside; I know how to play outside. They do a good job making sure I know every position and just go out and play as hard as I can."
LB | Ashlee Palmer | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are expected to keep the battle for outside linebacker between LB's Ashlee Palmer, Travis Lewis and Tahir Whitehead going into training camp. All three have taken turns at the position during workouts.
LB | Ausar Walcott | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Ausar Walcott (Browns) pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges Thursday, June 27. Walcott is being held on $500,000 bail and is in the process of hiring an attorney.
LB | Junior Galette | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette saw time at strongside outside linebacker and weakside outside linebacker during offseason workouts.
LB | Stanford Keglar | Free Agent | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have waived LB Stanford Keglar.
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