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Bears | Jordan Palmer has first shot at No. 2 QB job

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:38:45 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer still has the first shot at winning the backup quarterback job, according to head coach Marc Trestman.

Giants | Will Beatty doing more than expected

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:33:40 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (knee, leg) is doing more than expected in practice, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Coughlin said he is encouraged by that news.

Giants | Jameel McClain practices

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:52 -0700

New York Giants LB Jameel McClain (foot) participated in the full practice Wednesday, July 23. McClain is sore, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Patriots | Nate Byham contract details

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:28:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Nate Byham signed a one-year, $645,000 contract that did not include any bonus money.

Bears | Jordan Mills medically cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:25:28 -0700

Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) has been medically cleared to start training camp, according to general manager Phil Emery.

Bears | Matt Slauson medically cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:49 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (shoulder) has been medically cleared to start training camp, according to general manager Phil Emery.

Bears | Chris Conte placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:08 -0700

Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (shoulder) will start training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles had roster bonus tied to reporting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:20:14 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was due a $1 million bonus to report to training camp, which makes his 2014 base salary only $2.65 million.

Broncos | Pat Bowlen made history

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:11:35 -0700

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen (illness) stepped down from his role with the team as the only owner in NFL history to have won more than 300 games in his first 30 years as an owner.

Giants | John Jerry takes snaps at right guard

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:10:37 -0700

New York Giants OG John Jerry took snaps at right guard behind OT Brandon Mosley in practice Wednesday, July 23.

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Broncos | Chris Harris lands on PUP

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:09:38 -0700

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Broncos | Kevin Vickerson cleared for limited work

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:07:54 -0700

Denver Broncos DT Kevin Vickerson (hip) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and he has been cleared for limited work.

Bills | Two sharing snaps at RG

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:58:21 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Chris Hairston and OG Kraig Urbik shared snaps at starting right guard during practice Wednesday, July 23.

Bills | Erik Pears works with starters

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:57:45 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Erik Pears worked with the first-team offense at right tackle during practice Wednesday, July 23.

Bills | Darrin Kitchens waived/injured

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:56 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have waived injured LB Darrin Kitchens (leg).

Broncos | Von Miller avoids PUP

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:52:52 -0700

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and he has been cleared for limited work.

Browns | Justin Gilbert deal slowed by structure

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:51:25 -0700

Cleveland Browns CB Justin Gilbert's contract was slowed by the separation of salary into early roster bonus money in the later years of the deal. It is uncertain which side caved in the negotiations.

Eagles | Lane Johnson suspended four games

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:49 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Bears | Work out two FAs

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:35:09 -0700

The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent TE Travis Beckum (Seahawks) and C Thomas Austin (Colts) Wednesday, July 23, according to a source.

Giants | Daniel Fells working with starters

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:33:29 -0700

New York Giants TE Daniel Fells lined up with the starting offense during team drills Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: The team is having a competition for the starting tight end job during training camp, but none of the candidates have much fantasy value at this point.

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Texans | Tyson Clabo contract update

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:27 -0700

Updating previous report, the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with OT Tyson Clabo on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Giants | Odell Beckham on sidelines

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:13:40 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not running routes with the rest of the wide receivers during the early portion of practice July 23.

Texans | Tyson Clabo added

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:04:22 -0700

The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Tyson Clabo (Dolphins), according to his agent. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Jaguars | Deion Belue signed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:21 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent CB Deion Belue (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Beau Blankenship.

Redskins | Two will start camp on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:47:01 -0700

Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) and DT Jason Hatcher (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Browns | Justin Gilbert agrees to terms

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:37 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice CB Justin Gilbert, according to sources. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but all contracts signed by draft picks are four-year contracts, according to NFL rules.

Jets | Lowell Rose cut

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:23:14 -0700

The New York Jets have released CB Lowell Rose.

Jets | Jeff Cumberland excused

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:21:04 -0700

New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland has been excused from reporting to training camp Wednesday, July 23, because of a personal issue. He is scheduled to report to camp Thursday, July 24.

Jets | Two placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:20:43 -0700

New York Jets OG Willie Colon (knee) and LB Antwan Barnes (knee) have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Rams | Mo Alexander cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:40 -0700

St. Louis Rams SS Mo Alexander (knee) has been cleared to participate in training camp and took part in practice Tuesday, July 22.

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Rams | Mason Brodine to work on both sides of ball

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:06:06 -0700

St. Louis Rams DE Mason Brodine said the team asked him if he would be able to work at defensive end and tight end during training camp, and he was open to the idea.

Dolphins | Extension talks with Mike Pouncey on hold

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:58:21 -0700

The Miami Dolphins has stopped contract extension talks with C Mike Pouncey (hip) for the time being.

49ers | Alex Boone will not report on time

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:27:08 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone will not be reporting to training camp on time, because he is not happy with his current contract situation.

Dolphins | Mike Pouncey could miss first half of season

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:21:46 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) could miss the first eight weeks of the season because of the hip surgery he had this offseason, according to a source. He will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp and could stay on the PUP list when the regular season begins.

Bills | Two hospitalized due to cramps

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:21:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and TE Chris Gragg (cramps) were hospitalized because of complications from cramps and were getting hydrated, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Rodriguez has been released from the hospital, while Gragg is still in the hospital.

Giants | Trumaine McBride still limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:12:19 -0700

New York Giants CB Trumaine McBride (hip) continues to be limited to individual drills because of a hip injury.

Ravens | Crockett Gillmore misses practice

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:11:48 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (illness) sat out practice Tuesday, July 22, because of the flu. He is feeling better Wednesday, July 23, and is scheduled to take his conditioning test.

Chiefs | Josh Mauga signed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:08:30 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent LB Josh Mauga (Jets). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Browns | Nick McDonald out 4-6 weeks

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:06:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns C Nick McDonald (wrist) will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a broken wrist, according to a source. The team knew about the injury before they claimed him off waivers.

49ers | Vernon Davis reports

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:03:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has reported to camp Wednesday, July 23, according to an Instagram post from 49ers S C.J. Spillman.

FANTASY TIP: Good news for Davis' fantasy prospects, as contract hurdles won't deter his preparation and status with San Francisco. He is a top-5 fantasy TE.

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Jets | Jason Babin signs

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:56:25 -0700

New York Jets signed DE Jason Babin (Jaguars) to a two-year contract, with the second year being a team option. He's expected to serve as a situational pass rusher.

Colts | Reggie Wayne cleared for practice

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:09:13 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) said he has been medically cleared to practice. He's expected to be limited, though, especially in the near future.

FANTASY TIP: Wayne's recovery will dictate how effective he can be early in the year. Keep him in mind as a WR4 that, with proper healing, could return to every-week lineup consideration as 2014 wears on. His presence will affect the target loads for rebound candidates WR Hakeem Nicks and TE Dwayne Allen (hip).

Jets | Jason Babin visits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:51:18 -0700

Free-agent DE Jason Babin (Jaguars) visited with the New York Jets Monday, July 21.

Bills | Chris Hairston may be inching ahead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:47:22 -0700

Buffalo Bills OG Chris Hairston continued to receive first-team repetitions at right guard in the red zone drills Wednesday, July 23. OG Kraig Urbik struggled with first-team the previous day.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not reporting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:43:48 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, barring a major contract breakthrough.

Colts | Vick Ballard passes physical

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:28:03 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) reported to camp and has passed his physical.

Broncos | Owner stepping aside

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:09:33 -0700

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping aside from his duties with the team as he deals with Alzheimer's disease.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:51:21 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has been cleared for contact and will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

FANTASY TIP: Gronkowski is expected to be ready for Week 1, and this is a big step in that direction. He makes an upper-echelon TE1.

Bills | Three out, one back

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:32:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg (cramps), FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) were out of practice Wednesday, July 23. OT Seantrel Henderson (hip) returned to action.

Chiefs | Justin Houston will report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:20:33 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston will report to training camp and not hold out.

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Giants | Could use three-man rotation at RB

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:18:00 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, David Wilson and Andre Williams could be used in a three-man rotation this season to keep Jennings fresh.

FANTASY TIP: Jennings will be the lead back with Wilson in to change the pace. Williams could be the goal line back. Jennings is a decent RB3 with Wilson an RB4. Williams could be a decent flier as an RB5 with upside in TD-only leagues.

Saints | Moses McCray cut

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:55 -0700

The New Orleans Saints waived DT Moses McCray to make room for new signings on Tuesday, July 22.

Rams | Four cut

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:46:51 -0700

The St. Louis Rams waived four players Tuesday, July 22, as they cut loose OL Abasi Salimu, WR Diontae Spencer, LB Caleb McSurdy, and LB Tavarius Wilson.

Buccaneers | Several players may be on bubble

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:31:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, OG Carl Nicks and DE Da'Quan Bowers may be fighting for roster spots once training camp begins, due to increased competition for their jobs. TE Luke Stocker and S Kelcie McCray were also mentioned.

Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu leaves agent

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:17 -0700

Only one year into his professional football career, Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu has parted ways with agent Pat Lawlor. It was not disclosed whether Mathieu had signed with another agent.

49ers | Tramaine Brock is favorite to start

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:04:46 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock is considered a leading candidate to start this season at cornerback.

49ers | Chris Culliver cleared for camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:03:59 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee) has been cleared to take part in practice when training camp opens this week. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to his left knee during training camp last summer. He is a front-runner to win a starting job this season.

Browns | Ben Tate, Terrance West might be great battle

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:02:45 -0700

Cleveland Browns RBs Ben Tate and Terrance West will compete for the starting tailback job during training camp and the preseason, and it's a battle head coach Mike Pettine is looking forward to. "And the best competition might be Ben Tate and our guy (Terrance West) from Towson, who I really like," Pettine said Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: The player to emerge as the starter will be a decent RB2 or flex fantasy play, while the loser of the battle will be best used as an RB3/4 in most formats.

Browns | Backup TE job up for grabs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:01:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns TEs Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will battle for the No. 2 tight end spot during training camp and the preseason.

Browns | Two competing for inside LB job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns LBs Christian Kirksey and Craig Robertson will compete for an inside linebacker job during training camp, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

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Browns | Two competing for starting CB job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns CBs Justin Gilbert and Buster Skrine will compete for the starting cornerback job opposite CB Joe Haden in training camp. "We weren't going to hand Justin that spot," head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday, July 22.

Browns | Johnny Manziel to report Wednesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:20 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, with the rest of the rookies.

Browns | John Greco favorite to start at RG

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns OG John Greco is considered the favorite to start at right guard against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season opener Sept. 7.

Browns | Joel Bitonio might start in Week 1

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns OG Joel Bitonio (ankle) lined up with the first-team offense during organized team activities (OTAs), and he held the spot until he suffered a sprained ankle June 3. Bitonio expects to be ready for the start of training camp, and barring any setbacks he is considered likely to start at left guard in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Browns | Several jockeying for backup jobs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:57:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns OLs Garrett Gilkey, Paul McQuistan and Jason Pinkston are fighting for position in the pecking order at right guard, and one of them might even push OG John Greco for the starting job at right guard.

Giants | Eli Manning's ankle looks fine

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:07 -0700

New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) has shown no ill effects during camp from ankle surgery that sidelined him for earlier offseason activities.

FANTASY TIP: Although it's good news that Manning is healthy, it doesn't change the fact that he will be playing behind a questionable offensive line and has led the NFL in interceptions three times. Draft him as a QB2.

Giants | Andre Williams used as goal-line back

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:42 -0700

New York Giants RB Andre Williams served as the team's goal-line back Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: It remains to be seen if Williams becomes the next Brandon Jacobs for the Giants, but as long as he is receiving regular touches around the goal line, he is relevant for fantasy purposes. He will likely be a touchdown-dependent option, but he is still worth grabbing late in drafts to provide some depth at the RB spot.

Rams | Tavon Austin discusses learning the game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:48:21 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin admitted that he was lost as a rookie in 2013, struggling to pick up the playbook. The No. 8 overall pick said it was like a foreign language to him but added that now he has a much better grasp of the system. "I understand the plays, the depth, the routes, the splits and everything," Austin said. "I just feel good that I can make some plays. Definitely, the game's slowed down for me."

FANTASY TIP: The coaching staff is working in creative ways to get Austin the ball in space, but they also know he is not an every-down player and won't use him that way. He is a high-risk, high-reward WR3 in PPR leagues.

Giants | Tom Coughlin not happy with team's conditioning

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:44:01 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was not happy that several players were forced to leave practice with dehydration issues Tuesday, July 22. "It pisses me off," Coughlin said. "After all this [meaning the long off-season program]. Then all of a sudden we're going to have guys that can't stay on the field for more than an hour and a half?"

49ers | Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd not locks to make roster

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:05 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson is the frontrunner for the No. 3 WR job, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, but he added that neither Johnson nor WR Brandon Lloyd is a lock to make the roster. Maiocco believes that Johnson's salary and the fact that Lloyd doesn't contribute on special teams would make them expendable if a younger receiver proves capable of filling the No. 3 WR role.

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Eagles | Darren Sproles could be matchup problem for defenses

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:03:39 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles' ability to win one-on-one matchups in space is what head coach Chip Kelly plans to exploit this season. Kelly said opposing defenses played a lot of man-to-man coverage against his offense last year, and his goal was to find a way to exploit the coverage this year.

FANTASY TIP: Sproles has done his best work in the passing game the last couple seasons, and that shouldn't change this year. Consider him a low-end RB3 in PPR leagues.

Bills | Thaddeus Lewis not on same page with Tori Gurley

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:52:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis and WR Tori Gurley had miscommunications on three occasions Tuesday, July 22, resulting in two incomplete passes and an interception. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sports Radio believes that if Lewis doesn't show better command of the offense that QB Jeff Tuel will land the backup QB job.

Bills | Open competition for No. 2 QB job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:45:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis and QB Jeff Tuel are in an open competition for the backup quarterback job, head coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday, July 22.

Cowboys | Henry Melton cleared in time for training camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:34 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton (knee) has been cleared for the first practice of training camp, as long as he passes a physical Wednesday, July 23, according to sources.

Bills | Brian Moorman makes case for punter job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:02 -0700

Buffalo Bills P Brian Moorman was more effective than P Jake Dombrowski on punts in terms of both average hang time and average distance Tuesday, July 22.

Buccaneers | Mark Barron healthy, ready for camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron (undisclosed) is healthy and ready for training camp to open.

Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson expected to report to camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:34:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson (foot) is expected to participate in training camp, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Giants | Ryan Nassib impresses in drills

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:30:59 -0700

New York Giants QB Ryan Nassib showed good command of the second-team offense Tuesday, July 22. He has stood out in camp as one of the team's most improved players, according to Dan Salomone of Giants.com.

Buccaneers | Carl Nicks cleared to play

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:30:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) has been cleared to practice.

Giants | David Wilson looks sharp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:28 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) was making quick cuts and looked like one of the most athletic players on the field Tuesday, July 22, according to Dan Salomone of Giants.com.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson's injury history and the depth chart are working against him, but he could still be worth a late-round flier in fantasy leagues thanks to his big-play speed.

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Giants | Weston Richburg sees time at guard

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:16:36 -0700

New York Giants C Weston Richburg saw time at right guard Tuesday, July 22, after OT Brandon Mosley (illness) left practice early.

Giants | Cooper Taylor eyes expanded role

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:08:45 -0700

New York Giants SS Cooper Taylor intercepted a pass off QB Curtis Painter in seven-on-seven drills Tuesday, July 22. Dan Salomone of Giants.com believes Cooper could become more than just a special teams player this year if he continues to play well.

Giants | David Wilson works with second-team

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:04:02 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) worked with the second-team offense Tuesday, July 22, one day after being cleared to return following an offseason neck procedure.

Chargers | Jason Verrett injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:54:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is not expected to return to practice until August, which means he will miss the beginning of training camp.

Giants | Hamstring still impacting Odell Backham Jr.?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:58 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), pulled up on the ball while running a deep route Tuesday, July 22, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham continued to practice, but the fact that he had to pull up is a sign that his hamstring might not be fully healed just yet. He should end up contributing his share of big plays this season as the team's No. 3 receiver, but he likely won't be consistent enough to be more than a backup WR in fantasy leagues.

NFL | Robert Newhouse passes away

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:58 -0700

Former Dallas Cowboys FB Robert Newhouse, 64, passed away from heart disease. KFFL sends its condolences to his family and friends.

NFL | Police and courts: Titus Young legal update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:21 -0700

Updating a previous story, free-agent WR Titus Young (Lions) was charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury from an alleged July 8 incident inside a Los Angeles-area hospital. The charges stemmed from Young reportedly punching his then-attorney Brian Hurwitz, 34, several times in the face, rendering him unconscious. The police report obtained by the Free Press stated Hurwitz complained of jaw and forehead pain, as well as suffering what he believed to have been a broken nose. According to the report, Young reacted to Hurwitz informing him that he wouldn't be released from the medical facility. The former NFL wide receiver had to be subdued with tranquilizers administered by hospital employees. In total, Young now faces 16 criminal charges in two Southern California counties.

Bills | DL starters kept fresh during practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:36 -0700

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams, DT Marcell Dareus and DT Kyle D. Williams were all rotated out of the lineup at times during team drills Tuesday, July 22. LB Manny Lawson rotated in for Mario Williams, DT Stefan Charles spelled Kyle Williams, and DL Corbin Bryant stepped in for Dareus.

Chargers | Ryan Mathews entering last season with Chargers?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:22 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' rookie contract will expire after the 2014 season, which means this could be his final year with the organization, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. San Diego recently extended the contract of RB Danny Woodhead and added a player similar to Mathews in RB Donald Brown via a three-year pact earlier in the offseason.

Bills | Preston Brown busy Tuesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:27:09 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Preston Brown saw time in the defense's nickel package and rotated in for LB Brandon Spikes at middle linebacker for the first-team Tuesday, July 22.

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Bills | Pass rush dominating in camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:15:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham was one of eight players to record sacks during team drills Tuesday, July 22. The team's pass rush has been consistent since camp began, according to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com.

Bills | Taking it easy on Leodis McKelvin

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) was spelled by CB Corey Graham at left corner for certain series during practice Tuesday, July 22, in order to allow McKelvin to rest his surgically repaired hip.

Bills | Three see time at slot corner

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:08:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Nickell Robey was given the first chance at playing slot corner in the defense's nickel package Tuesday, July 22, with CB Ron Brooks and CB Ross Cockrell rotating in.

Bills | Passing attack not clicking yet

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said that the passing game took positive steps Tuesday, July 22, but some offensive players said that the execution of the passing game needs to improve.

FANTASY TIP: While Manuel is putting a positive spin on the situation, don't expect him to be more than a backup fantasy QB this season.

Bills | Run game shines in practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson and RB Anthony Dixon both reached the second level on runs during team drills Tuesday, July 22, and the team's top four backs all had runs that would have gone for first down yardage.

FANTASY TIP: If the offensive line continues to open holes, C.J. Spiller and Jackson stand to be the main beneficiaries. However, Spiller should be drafted as a RB2 and Jackson a RB3 because the two players split carries and come with some injury concerns.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles is 14th highest-paid back

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this year, which ranks 14th among running backs. ESPN.com is reporting that Charles and the team are discussing a new contract.

Chiefs | Team believes Jamaal Charles will report

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:28:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs believe RB Jamaal Charles will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, whether a contract extension has been reached or not, a source told Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star.

FANTASY TIP: As previously noted, monitor this situation. Consider him a top-three fantasy pick for the time being.

Jaguars | Ace Sanders update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:44:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Sanders will seek counseling and expects to be away from the team for the entirety of training camp.

49ers | Marcus Lattimore may practice soon

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:30:43 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) may be on the practice field sooner rather than later, according to a source. The team is being cautious with Lattimore, but he is reportedly fine.

FANTASY TIP: Even if he does practice, Lattimore still has RBs Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter to contend with. His only value is in dynasty leagues at this point.

Ravens | Joe Flacco has high expectations

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:27:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects the team to operate at a high level despite learning a new offense. Flacco said the team needs to quickly correct the mistakes they make and keep them from occurring again.

FANTASY TIP: It's ironic that Flacco expects mistakes to be corrected, considering he threw a career-high 22 interceptions last season. Those mistakes are the main reason why Flacco is an unreliable fantasy quarterback and should only be drafted as a backup.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to hold out?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:10:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp, according to a source. Charles is reportedly holding out for more money.

FANTASY TIP: Charles has proven to be one of the top real-life and fantasy running backs in football. Keep tabs on the situation, but Charles is still a top-three running back if/when he reports.

Jaguars | Ace Sanders suspended, will miss camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:52:04 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders (undisclosed) is facing a four-game suspension. He will miss training camp due to personal issues.

FANTASY TIP: It's a tough break for Sanders, assuming the suspension holds up, but it does add value to WRs Cecil Shorts, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson for the season's first four games. Even with the added value, none of the Jaguars' receivers are reliable fantasy options.

Bills | Marcell Dareus returns

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:44:25 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus returned to training camp Tuesday, July 22, after leaving Monday, July 21, for a court hearing.

Browns | Josh Gordon to practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:40:42 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) will practice when training camp starts, according to head coach Mike Pettine, despite his impending suspension.

FANTASY TIP: This is no reason to get your hopes up with Gordon despite the news of him practicing. His year-long suspension is all but guaranteed at this point, it's just not official yet.

Chargers | Danny Woodhead extended

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:34:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead has signed a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were undisclosed.

FANTASY TIP: Woodhead is a prolific fantasy running back in PPR scoring leagues with much lower value in standard leagues. One drawback to Woodhead is the deep Chargers' running back corps with Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown and Woodhead. Still, he has RB2 upside in PPR leagues and is a fringe RB3 in standard leagues.

Giants | Jameel McClain X-Rays negative

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:31:24 -0700

New York Giants LB Jameel McClain's (foot) X-Rays turned out negative after the linebacker was carted off the field Tuesday, July 22.

Chargers | Sign Adrian Hamilton

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:23:14 -0700

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Adrian Hamilton (Ravens). Financial terms were undisclosed.

Buccaneers | Release D.J. Moore

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:17:54 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released CB D.J. Moore.

Buccaneers | Sign two

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:17:02 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agents LB Jeremy Grable (Valdosa St.) and OT J.B. Shugarts (Lions).

Falcons | Julio Jones ready for camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:11:40 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will be ready for the start of training camp, as expected, but will be limited.

FANTASY TIP: This is definitely good news for a top-tier fantasy wide receiver. Jones will likely take it easy throughout training camp and the preseason as he continues to heal. When healthy, Jones has top-five WR potential in standard leagues.

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Falcons | Two placed on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:07:31 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') and SS Zeke Motta (neck) were placed on the physically unable to perform list.

Jaguars | Place two on NFI lists

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:56:17 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football illness list. CB Aaron Colvin (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list.

Jaguars | Two placed on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:53:59 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dekoda Watson (groin) and FS Alan Ball (ankle) have been placed on the physically unable to perform list.

Rams | Two placed on NFI list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:51:27 -0700

The St. Louis Rams placed FS C.B. Bryant (undisclosed) and DE Ethan Westbrooks (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list.

Rams | Sign three more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:45:22 -0700

The St. Louis Rams signed free-agents OT R.J. Dill (Chiefs), OL D.J. Morrell (Lions) and LB Lawrence Wilson (Bears).

Broncos | Eric Hagg placed on reserve/retired list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:29:26 -0700

The Denver Broncos placed SS Eric Hagg on the reserve/retired list. Hagg recently announced his retirement from professional football.

Panthers | Billy Boyko waived

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:26:10 -0700

The Carolina Panthers waived LB Billy Boyko (undisclosed) for failure to disclose physical condition.

Browns | Claim Nick McDonald

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:21:54 -0700

The Cleveland Browns claimed free-agent C Nick McDonald (Chargers) off waivers.

Giants | Brandon Mosley update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:17:16 -0700

New York Giants OT Brandon Mosley (illness) left practice Tuesday, July 22, due to an upset stomach.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. feeling better

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:08:16 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling a lot better. Beckham previously said his hamstring was at 85 percent.

FANTASY TIP: The Giant's two main receivers will be WRs Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle this year, but Beckham could be a surprise. We'll see how he does in training camp and in preseason, but consider him a WR5 for now.

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Saints | Cheta Ozougwu waived

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:44:23 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have waived LB Cheta Ozougwu (undisclosed) with a failed physical designation.

Saints | Sign two

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:40:11 -0700

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent DE Tyrone Ezell (Texans) and free-agent LB Marcus Thompson (Dolphins). Terms of the deals were undisclosed.

Ravens | Terrence Cody's return unknown

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:33:18 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody's (hip) return does not have a set date. Head coach John Harbaugh said he is pleased with Cody's progress, however.

Texans | Sign Chris Coyle

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:31:00 -0700

The Houston Texans signed free-agent TE Chris Coyle. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Texans | Two waived

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:28:25 -0700

The Houston Texans waived FB Brad Smelley and DL Tim Jackson.

Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully cleared

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:23:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) said he has been fully cleared following his rotator cuff surgery in the offseason. Pierce also said he is down to 223 pounds.

FANTASY TIP: As previously stated, Pierce will be a nice sleeper option when RB Ray Rice is eventually suspended. The full clearance and lost weight are all positives as training camp begins.

Ravens | Bernard Pierce at practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:19:47 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) practiced Tuesday, July 22. Head coach John Harbaugh is pleased with his medical progression.

FANTASY TIP: If Pierce can get healthy and up to speed during training camp, he'll be a nice sleeper option at running back when RB Ray Rice is inevitably suspended. Keep tabs on Pierce and Rice throughout training camp and preseason.

Falcons | Pat Angerer signing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:59 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are signing free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts), according to a source. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Ravens | Joe Flacco more comfortable

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:12:00 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.

FANTASY TIP: This is promising news heading into training camp, but Flacco has proven that he's not a reliable fantasy quarterback. He's solidly in low-end QB2 territory.

Falcons | Jeremy Ebert signs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:08:14 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Jeremy Ebert (Jaguars), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Bengals | Place Mike Pollak on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:59:41 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals placed OL Mike Pollak (knee) on the team's physically unable to perform list Tuesday, July 22.

Giants | Jameel McClain injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants LB Jameel McClain (foot) was carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22, due to a sore foot. The soreness may have been caused by his shoe, but the team brought him in because the soreness was in the metatarsal area.

Giants | Two leave early with heat-related issues

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:49:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (illness) and OT Brandon Mosley (illness) had "heat-related" issues that caused them to get carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Broncos | Release Joel Dreessen

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:41:43 -0700

The Denver Broncos released TE Joel Dreessen (knee) with a failed physical designation Tuesday, July 22.

Bills | Sign Xavius Boyd

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:36:37 -0700

The Buffalo Bills signed LB Xavius Boyd (Ravens) Tuesday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Chargers | Release Larry English

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:22:24 -0700

The San Diego Chargers released LB Larry English Tuesday, July 22.

Ravens | Crockett Gillmore not practicing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:18:09 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.

Ravens | Jah Reid practicing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:17:44 -0700

Baltimore Ravens OT Jah Reid (calf) is participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.

Falcons | Pat Angerer works out

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:08:37 -0700

Free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts) worked out for the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, July 22.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain's request denied

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:02:40 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain had a court motion denied by an Alabama judge to delay the start of his trial due to the start of training camp. The trial on resisting arrest and disorderly conduct is scheduled to begin Friday, July 25.

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Giants | Xavier Grimble carted off

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:53:23 -0700

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (undisclosed) was carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22.

Giants | Jameel McClain carted off

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:46:25 -0700

New York Giants LB Jameel McClain (undisclosed) was carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22.

Giants | Brandon Mosley carted off

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:23:32 -0700

New York Giants OT Brandon Mosley (undisclosed) was carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22.

Bengals | Geno Atkins could practice by next week

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:15:34 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) could practice by next week, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis is going to hold Atkins out of practice the first few days to make sure he is ready.

Bengals | Leon Hall likely to practice Thursday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:14:52 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') is likely to practice Thursday, July 24, if there are no setbacks in the team's conditioning test Wednesday, July 23.

Bengals | Want to sign Andy Dalton to Colin Kaepernick-type deal

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:57:43 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton should be signed to a contract that mirrors the deal signed by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, in the opinion of owner Mike Brown.

Rams | Sign Pat Schiller

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:41:46 -0700

The St. Louis Rams signed LB Pat Schiller (Falcons) Tuesday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Giants | Four returning punts in practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:29:16 -0700

New York Giants WR Trindon Holliday, WR Odell Beckham Jr., WR Victor Cruz and WR Rueben Randle all are returning punts in practice Tuesday, July 22.

Texans | Andre Johnson visits team facility

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:18:25 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson visited the team facility Monday, July 21. Johnson has visited the facility a few times this offseason. According to a league source, it does not mean Johnson will report to camp on time.

Bills | Dustin Hopkins only competing for kickoff specialist job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:03:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills PK Dustin Hopkins will have to try to make the roster as a kickoff specialist, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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Bills | Darrin Kitchens injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:52:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Darrin Kitchens (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.

Bills | Brandon Smith injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:51:33 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.

NFL | Tim Tebow still working out

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:39:44 -0700

Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) is still working out, hoping for another shot at signing with an NFL team. "I feel great," Tebow said. "I feel the strongest, healthiest, throwing the best I ever have. I'm just really excited about the improvement."

Giants | John Jerry unsure of return date

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:29:54 -0700

New York Giants OT John Jerry (knee) was not sure when his return date would be, but he did sound hesitant about being ready to play in the team's first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3.

Giants | Will Beatty expects to be on the practice field

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:24:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants OT William Beatty (leg) said he is not fully sure what the limited designation means, but he plans on being on the practice field in some capacity.

Giants | Victor Cruz getting comfortable with new offense

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:13 -0700

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is at an eight out of 10 in comfort with the new offense.

FANTASY TIP: Cruz still has plenty of time to get completely up to speed with the team's new offense. Regular practice time and preseason games should help everyone on the offensive side of the ball feel more comfortable with the new offense.

Giants | Will Beatty on schedule to play in preseason

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:22:46 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (leg) said he is on schedule to play at some point during the preseason.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. receiving preventative treatment on hamstring

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:08:19 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said he is only receiving preventative treatment on his hamstring at this point.

FANTASY TIP: It appears the hamstring issue that slowed Beckham Jr. down in the offseason is now completely behind him and he will be a full go for training camp.

Chiefs | Eric Fisher fully practices

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07:44 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (shoulder) fully participated in rookie practice Tuesday, July 22.

Browns | Josh Gordon won't be cut

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:52:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon won't be cut despite his looming suspension hearing and appeal, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

FANTASY TIP: They're willing to stick out whatever the discipline winds up being, at least for now. This could change as an actual suspension is handed down and enforced, so keep tabs. It doesn't look as if Gordon will be anything more than a middle- and late-rounds flyer for fantasy purposes.

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Browns | Charles Johnson intriguing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:22:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Charles X. Johnson is expected to get a chance to rise up the depth chart and challenge the older Miles Austin and Nate Burleson for snaps.

FANTASY TIP: The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, who has battled knee injuries, was called "intriguing" by Tom Reed and is someone to watch during the year.

Browns | Josh Gordon hearing soon?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:11:09 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's hearing on a possible suspension is expected to take place in the next 10 days, possibly two weeks, according to head coach Mike Pettine. They're also preparing for an appeal not long after.

FANTASY TIP: The waiting game continues. Hopefully, your draft doesn't take place until closer to the start of Week 1 so you'll have a sound idea of whether he's still worth a bench selection.

Browns | Starting QB will be named in preseason

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:12 -0700

Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will know who is starting before the third preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine, though it could happen sooner. Pettine has expressed hesitation to name Manziel the starter immediately and thinks Hoyer's chances are underrated.

FANTASY TIP: It depends heavily on how Hoyer responds during his knee recovery. This could be a battle to watch during the season. Manziel is nothing more than a low-end QB2 and ideally ranks as a third slinger for 2014 fantasy football drafts. Hoyer could be a sneaky QB3 in such leagues that require that depth.

Browns | Johnny Manziel chatted with Mike Pettine

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:05:22 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel talked with head coach Mike Pettine, who expressed concerns about Manziel's off-field behavior. Pettine said it was a "positive conversation" and that he doesn't feel as if Manziel's purported party activities will be a problem once the NFL season starts.

FANTASY TIP: Hopefully, the Manziel news starts to trend toward the quarterback battle he'll have with Brian Hoyer.

Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence expected to start

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:59:02 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence is likely to win the starting job at right defensive end, according to Bryan Broaddus.

FANTASY TIP: Lawrence's upside was up for debate among NFL Draft scouts, and he'll have a tall task to replace DeMarcus Ware. But Lawrence is someone to watch during the season in sack-leaning IDP formats.

Bills | Marcell Dareus entering treatment

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:53:13 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program as he works to have felony drug charges dismissed, according to Rod Giddens, Dareus' attorney. Dareus was given permission to enter the program at a hearing in Calhoun County Court in Alabama Monday, July 21. Charges levied on May 5 of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia will be dismissed and perhaps expunged should he complete the required activities. The NFL could still discipline Dareus, however.

FANTASY TIP: The last sentence puts a damper on this news, which could negatively affect the Bills' defensive line, considered its strength on defense. In fantasy, they're a fringe starting DT with even more risk during any potential Dareus absence.

Saints | Je'Ron Hamm stood out

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:43:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Je'Ron Hamm stood out the most of the backup tight ends and fullbacks during organized team activities and minicamps because of his athletic ability and receiving skills.

Bills | Seantrel Henderson shaken up

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:39:25 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson (undisclosed) was walking off the field slowly with trainers Tuesday, July 22. He left practice Sunday, July 20, due to a hip injury, but it's not known if that is what ails him today.

Bills | Backup QBs alternating

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:32:37 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Jeff Tuel and Thaddeus Lewis are alternating series with the second unit in team drills Tuesday, July 22.

Bengals | George Iloka has firm grip on job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:24:31 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals FS George Iloka has a firm grip on the starting free safety job, but he could use some improved tackling skills.

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Giants | David Tyree hired

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:39:05 -0700

The New York Giants named former WR David Tyree their director of player development.

Bills | Sammy Watkins running with ones

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:35:33 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins is running exclusively with the first-team offense in practice.

FANTASY TIP: Watkins has impressed early on in camp, and the hype is starting to build. Be careful not to overvalue him as more than a WR4 with upside in your drafts.

Bills | Marcell Dareus due back today

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:26:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus is expected to return to the team Tuesday, July 22, after his flight was delayed the previous day.

Chiefs | Two likely to compete for one spot

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:10:25 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QBs Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel are likely to compete for one roster spot with QB Aaron Murray likely to make the team behind starting QB Alex Smith.

49ers | Week 9 return for NaVorro Bowman?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:04:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) will likely return to action in Week 9 after the team's Week 8 bye, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Bills | Jerry Hughes shines in camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:46:28 -0700

Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes had a strong showing in camp Monday, July 21, registering a handful of quarterback pressures and a couple of would-be sacks. Hughes is the leading candidate to play right defensive end on passing downs this year.

Bills | Ron Brooks struggles in camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:32:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks struggled in camp Monday, July 21. He was beaten deep twice in one-on-one drills, and he missed an assignment in team drills. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sports Radio believes Brooks is in danger of not making the roster.

Giants | Eli Manning doesn't run at camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:15:52 -0700

New York Giants QB Eli Manning didn't run with the team at training camp Monday, July 21, and threw on the side with coaches instead. Manning said that not running had nothing to do with his offseason ankle surgery.

FANTASY TIP: It sounds like Manning just didn't want to run, and when you are a star QB, you donít have to. Consider him a QB2 in most fantasy formats heading into the season.

Jaguars | Jacques McClendon the frontrunner at RG

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:59:57 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars OG Jacques McClendon is the frontrunner to start at right guard heading into training camp, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. OG Brandon Linder is the other candidate for the starting job.

Jaguars | Aaron Colvin hoping to play in second half of season

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:48:23 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Colvin (knee) will begin training camp and the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. However, the team believes he could return to play in the second half of the season.

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Buccaneers | Da'Quan Bowers involved in off-field incident

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:38:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers was involved in an incident that led to the arrest of another individual Saturday, July 19.

Seahawks | Spencer Ware's DUI case dismissed

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:03:26 -0700

Seattle Seahawks FB Spencer Ware's DUI case was dismissed Monday, July 21, according to the King County prosecutor's office.

Ravens | Jeromy Miles in the mix at safety

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:55:45 -0700

Baltimore Ravens S Jeromy Miles has seen some reps with the first-team defense this offseason and is a dark horse candidate to win the starting free safety job, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.

Jets | Quentin Groves works out

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:49:26 -0700

Free-agent LB Quentin Groves (Browns) worked out for the New York Jets Monday, July 21, according to a source.

Giants | Brandon Mosley to receive first shot at replacing Chris Snee

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:32:48 -0700

New York Giants OT Brandon Mosley will be given the first chance to start in place of OG Chris Snee when the first-team offensive line takes the field Tuesday, July 22, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Snee announced his retirement Monday, July 21.

Bills | T.J. Graham on the roster bubble

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:20:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR T.J. Graham had a pass fall through his hands after beating his defender on a deep route in camp Monday, July 21.ESPN.com's Mike Rodak believes Graham is in danger of not making the team unless he can show he is a complete receiver and not just a deep threat.

Bills | Nigel Bradham impressing coaches

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham received first-team reps for the second day in a row Monday, July 21, and received praise from head coach Doug Marrone. "Honestly, I think last year Nigel struggled at times with us," Marrone said. "I saw a change, more of a commitment from him when we came back, which I give him a lot of credit for."

Bills | Bryce Brown looking good

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:59:47 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown has routinely reached the second level when running the ball in camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak.

FANTASY TIP: Brown's fantasy value is dependent on the health of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, but if either is forced to miss time during the year, Brown would be worth picking up.

Bills | Sammy Watkins impresses in camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:52:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins made several big plays in practice Monday, July 21, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. Watkins beat CB Leodis McKelvin deep, hauled in a pass over three defenders and caught a pass in traffic on a crossing pattern.

FANTASY TIP: Watkins is showing why the Bills traded up in the draft to grab him. You should always expect a few bumps in the road with a rookie receiver, but for fantasy purposes, Watkins is a WR3 with upside.

Bills | Brandon E. Smith injured

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:38:13 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) limped off the field Monday, July 21.

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Bills | Darrin Kitchens carted off

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:36:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Darrin Kitchens (undisclosed) was carted off the field following a special teams drill Monday, July 21.

Eagles | Keelan Johnson arrested

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:11:58 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles FS Keelan Johnson was arrested Monday, July 21, in Arizona, according to a report. He is reportedly charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Bengals | Three placed on NFI list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:54:29 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB A.J. McCarron (shoulder), WR Marvin Jones (ankle) and CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Bengals | Seven players placed on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:47:19 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (knee), LB Marquis Flowers (hamstring), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring), DT Zach Minter (back), DT Devon Still (back) and WR Ryan Whalen (hamstring) have been placed on the Physically Unable to perform list.

Bills | No timetable for Cordy Glenn

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn (illness) does not have a timetable for his return at this point, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "I don't know that. It's a medical condition. I'm preparing to go on as if he's not playing, which he's not," Marrone said. "I'm just waiting for the doctors, and I can't speak about the condition because it's something that happened outside of football."

Redskins | Mike Caussin signed

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:36:02 -0700

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent TE Mike Caussin (Bills). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived LS Kyle Nelson.

Redskins | Roy Helu may have advantage over Evan Royster

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:28:49 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. is seen as a better pass catcher than RB Evan Royster by some of the coaches, which should help his chance to make the final roster.

Saints | Tavon Rooks placed on NFI list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:27:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Tavon Rooks (undisclosed) has been placed on the Non-Football injury list.

Saints | Two go on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:22:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Cheta Ozougwu (undisclosed) and DT John Jenkins (pectoral) have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Titans | Zach Mettenberger punched in bar

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:22:07 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger was allegedly sucker punched in a Nashville bar this weekend but did not need medical attention. The owner of the bar said Mettenberger did not throw any punches.

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Texans | Brennan Williams cut

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:13:52 -0700

Houston Texans OT Brennan Williams (undisclosed) has been waived with a failed physical designation.

Texans | Three defensive players placed on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:13:25 -0700

Houston Texans DT Louis Nix (undisclosed), LB Brian Cushing (undisclosed) and LB Trevardo Williams (undisclosed) have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Broncos | Eric Hagg retiring

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:57 -0700

Denver Broncos SS Eric Hagg has informed the team that he has decided to retire from professional football.

Bills | Sammy Watkins update

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:35:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins was poked in the eye during practice Monday, July 21. Watkins returned after temporarily leaving the field.

Giants | John Sullen signs

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:32:52 -0700

The New York Giants signed free-agent OG John Sullen (Bengals). Sullen was brought on in place of recently retired OG Chris Snee.

Patriots | Several placed on NFI list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:21:46 -0700

New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley, RB Roy Finch, LB Deontae Skinner and OT Chris Martin have been placed on the team's non-football injury list.

Patriots | Several to start camp on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:56 -0700

New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Jeremy Gallon (undisclosed), DT Tommy Kelly (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.

Bengals | Two to start camp on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:10:45 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles') will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.

Giants | Jon Beason to start camp on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:03:19 -0700

New York Giants LB Jon Beason (foot) will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.

Giants | Three to be limited when training camp begins

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:57:25 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (leg), OG John Jerry (knee) and WR Mario Manningham (knee) will be limited when training camp starts.

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Bills | Marcell Dareus excused, will return

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:52:52 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus left practice Monday, July 21, for personal reasons, according to head coach Doug Marrone. He is expected back for the evening practice.

Cowboys | Chris Whaley waived

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:45:44 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys waived DT Chris Whaley.

Patriots | Seali'I Epenesa released

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:36:31 -0700

The New England Patriots released DL Seali'i Epenesa.

Patriots | Eathyn Manumaleuna signs

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:31:51 -0700

The New England Patriots signed free-agent DE Eathyn Manumaleuna (Giants), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bills | Two get first-team reps at right guard

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:29:45 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Chris Hairston and OG Kraig Urbik saw first-team repetitions at right guard Monday, July 21.

Giants | John Jerry stretches at practice

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:22:19 -0700

New York Giants OG John Jerry (knee) was on the field stretching Monday, July 21, after not participating in all of the team's spring drills.

Bills | Sammy Watkins fine after practice scare

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:12:39 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins returned to practice Monday, July 21, after leaving with an apparent forehead injury.

FANTASY TIP: Watkins was reportedly making plays all over the field before the incident. As long as he's healthy, he'll likely be the team's No. 1 receiving option. He's currently in WR4 territory, but his stock could rise if he continues to impress.

Giants | William Beatty participates in conditioning

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:08:13 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (leg) was on the field for conditioning tests Monday, July 21.

Cowboys | Dezmon Briscoe signs

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:53:42 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent WR Dezmon Briscoe (Redskins), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bills | Brandon Spikes leaves practice

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:50:51 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Brandon Spikes was not wearing pads while being looked at by trainers during practice Monday, July 21. He was reportedly being cooled with towels and eventually left the field.

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