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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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