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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 | Few players may be on bubble

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, G Carl Nicks and DE Da'Quan Bowers may be fighting for roster spots once training camp begins due to other 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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