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Dolphins | OC wants faster tempo

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:47:26 -0700

Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said he wants the offense to play at a faster tempo this season. "I'm trying to get them out of the huddle faster," Lazor said. "And sometimes it's uncomfortable. Sometimes it's uncomfortable for the line to make the calls that quickly. The quarterback might want them to settle in and to make the calls. We don't want it. We want to go. Every single day it's a push. They know it, they understand it. They also understand it's hard, and they're trying. I'll keep pushing."

FANTASY TIP: If Lazor is successful in his attempt to speed up the offense, it could mean a few extra fantasy points for Miami's main weapons, but nothing significant enough to impact where players should be drafted.

Giants | Charles James could make roster as punt returner

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:37:42 -0700

New York Giants CB Charles James could make the roster as a punt returner as a result of injuries to RB David Wilson (neck) and WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) and poor play by CB Jerrel Jernigan. Jernigan dropped three punts in practice Tuesday, July 29.

Titans | Michael Preston checked for concussion

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:29:12 -0700

Tennessee Titans WR Michael Preston (head) was on the ground for an extended period of time after a collision with CB Winston Wright Tuesday, July 29. Preston was later checked for a concussion.

Rams | Brian Quick shines in practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:25:16 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick hooked up with QB Sam Bradford on a couple of deeps balls in team drills Tuesday, July 29, and has enjoyed a strong camp overall, according to's Nick Wagoner.

FANTASY TIP: Quick has yet to live up to his draft position, but it looks like he could be developing into Bradford's go-to target. He is at least worth a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Rams | Tre Mason works with first-team

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:21:13 -0700

St. Louis Ram RB Tre Mason saw received some snaps with the first-team Tuesday, July 29, with RB Zac Stacy receiving a majority of the work with the first-team.

FANTASY TIP: Mason could end being a nice change-of-pace back for the Rams, but Stacy is set to receive a bulk of the carries. Consider Stacy a solid RB2 this season.

Rams | Isaiah Pead misses practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:16:17 -0700

St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (undisclosed) missed practice Tuesday, July 29, and appeared to be wearing a cast on his right hand, according to's Nick Wagoner.

Falcons | Osi Umenyiora adjusting to 3-4 base

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora has shown a lot of speed during pass-rush during training camp, according to's Vaughn McClure, and has dropped back in pass coverage on occasion.

Seahawks | Taylor Price has hamstring injury

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:55:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Taylor Price (hamstring) was placed on the team's Injured Reserve list Tuesday, July 29, with a hamstring injury.

49ers | Three miss practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:49:24 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee), CB Tramaine Brock (knee) and DE Ray McDonald (leg) did not practice Tuesday, July 29.

Jets | Greg Salas, Daryl Richardson making case for roster spots

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:44:42 -0700

New York Jets WR Greg Salas had two difficult catches during practice Tuesday, July 29, and RB Daryl Richardson made several big runs. Dom Cosentino of The Star-Ledger believes both players have improved their chances of making the roster during training camp.

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Jets | Dexter McDougle works with first-team

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:38:57 -0700

New York Jets CB Dexter McDougle received some reps at left corner with the first-team defense Tuesday, July 29, spelling CB Dimitri Patterson.

Jets | Willie Colon takes part in teams drills

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:35:13 -0700

New York Jets OG Willie Colon (knee) took part in team drills Tuesday, July 29, for the first time since returning from a knee injury.

Seahawks | Two linebackers miss practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:29:54 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (stomach) missed practice Tuesday, July 29, with a stomach injury, and LB O'Brien Schofield was given a scheduled day of rest.

Titans | Bishop Sankey earning praise

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:24:56 -0700

Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey earned praise from head coach Ken Whisenhunt for his quick cuts and willingness to lower his shoulder during practice Tuesday, July 29. Whisenhunt also said that Sankey was drafted in part because he is a good fit for the offensive system.

FANTASY TIP: Sankey can do it all out of the backfield, and he should be the team's top back this season. He is worth drafting as a low-end RB2 in standard formats with more value in PPR formats.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain dealing with stomach virus

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:54:50 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (illness) left practice early Tuesday, July 29, because of a stomach virus.

Vikings | Captain Munnerlyn could return Wednesday

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:48:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn (hamstring) could return Wednesday, July 30, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson practices on limited basis

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot) ran routes in full pads Monday, July 29, and worked on the side with athletic trainers.

FANTASY TIP: Patterson appears to be working his way back up to speed, and his injury doesn't seem like one that will linger. At full speed, he is a big play waiting to happen, and he is worth drafting as a WR2.

Packers | Bryan Bulaga sharp in pass protection

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:31:06 -0700

Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) performed well in one-on-one pass-blocking drills Monday, July 28, stopping a rush attempt from LB Clay Matthews and two attempts from LB Julius Peppers.

Lions | Calvin Johnson adjusting approach in practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:19 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is taking part in fewer reps in training camp this year than in years past and said he is trying to be smarter about his approach to practice with the goal of staying healthy the entire season. "I'm older now," Johnson said. "I'm not diving for the balls anymore (in practice). Coach Caldwell has a big emphasis about us staying off the ground. I'm not playing every play in practice but they're working me in. I'm out here trying to get my extra running in after (practice) so I can keep my wind up."

FANTASY TIP: Anything that Johnson can do to avoid the nagging injuries that forced him to miss time down the stretch last season is a good thing for fantasy owners. He should be the first WR off the board in any format.

Lions | No separation in kicking competition

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:11:09 -0700

Detroit Lions K Nate Freese and K Giorgio Tavecchio both missed field-goal attempts from nearly 50 yards during practice Tuesday, July 29, and the two remain in a competition for the starting kicking job.

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