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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.

Lions | Kyle Van Noy back at practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:04:52 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Kyle Van Noy (thumb) was back at practice Tuesday, July 29, after leaving practice early Monday, July 28, with a thumb injury.

Lions | Theo Riddick praised, confident

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:49:41 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick possesses intensity, hustle, desire and toughness, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Riddick added that his versatility enables him to pressure defenses from the backfield.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh to explore free agency?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:31:22 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has been given permission to explore free agency in order to gauge his market value. The Lions want Suh to make an informed decision and sign a deal he's happy with.

Cowboys | Several more sit out

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:24:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Terrell McClain (ankle), OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) OG Darius Morris (undisclosed), LB William Smith (undisclosed), DE Ben Gardner (shoulder), CB Brandon Carr (personal), DT Amobi Okoye (illness) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) did not practice Tuesday, July 29.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain injured?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:34 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (undisclosed) went to the locker room with doctors Tuesday, July 29. Stay tuned for an update.

49ers | Ahmad Brooks revises contract

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:50:27 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks restructured his contract to give the team $2 million more in cap space, according to a source.

Cowboys | Sean Lee optimistic about health

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:44:06 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) thinks he will return from his torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee completely healthy. Lee is with the team in California for his rehab, and it's possible he could travel with the team for road games in the regular season. "He's doing his rehab to get himself ready, but he's completely integrated with our football team," head coach Jason Garrett said. "I can't think of a better guy to be in that role. He just embraces every chance he gets to be that much better."

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch fined

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:44:00 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been fined $275,000 for missing his sixth straight day of training camp, per collective bargaining agreement rules.

FANTASY TIP: The Seahawks seem to be fine waiting for Lynch to end his holdout. They have capable backups in Christine Michael and Robert Turbin. It would behoove Lynch to end his holdout soon and get back to maintaining his RB1 status.

Browns | Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer not the answer?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:37:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer may not be the team's answer at quarterback, according to NFL Media's Charley Casserly. Casserly said the Browns' answer at the position is more likely to be found in one of its two first-round picks next season.

FANTASY TIP: Obviously this is subjective speculation. We'll have to see what transpires during the season. Manziel and Hoyer remain unreliable fantasy options at this point, though, Manziel does have more potential.

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Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. expected to miss a week

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:35:23 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is expected to be out at least another week, although tests on his hamstring came back negative Tuesday, July 29. The Giants are hoping Beckham can be a playmaker at receiver in their new West Coast offense. He'll compete for a starting spot against WR Jerrel Jernigan.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham's injury doesn't look to be too serious, but he'll miss valuable repetitions during training camp as a rookie. Beckham has speed and upside, but there will be plenty of inconsistency in a new offense and with Eli Manning chucking him the pigskin.

Jets | Chris Johnson feeling good

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:33:06 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) said he feels good now that he's been able to move laterally in practice.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson seems to be progressing nicely and remains a solid RB2 option in all scoring formats, even with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell sharing time.

Giants | David Wilson to go for tests

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:30 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will undergo tests after suffering a "burner" in practice Tuesday, July 29. The team "will be careful" with Wilson.

FANTASY TIP: The Giants and Tom Coughlin are praying that this burner doesn't equate to a significant setback for Wilson. If it's significant, Wilson's season may be over before it began. Obviously, he's a big risk if you're drafting in the coming days. Rashad Jennings' value will go up even more if Wilson's injury proves costly.

Cardinals | Patrick Peterson contract update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson's new contract deal has progressed, but there are still two obstacles in the way of finalizing the deal, according to a source.

Seahawks | Two leave practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:21:09 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner (calf) and OG James Carpenter (calf) left practice Tuesday, July 29, with calf injuries. Head coach Pete Carroll did not think either injury was serious.

Falcons | Steven Jackson has hammy issue

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first game.

FANTASY TIP: This is not what you want to see from an aging running back entering his age-31 season. Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman could have heavy workloads if S-Jax continues to be bugged by nagging injuries all year long.

Cardinals | Andre Ellington to return Wednesday

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:14:37 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck) will return to practice Wednesday, July 30, after sitting out Tuesday, July 29.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:10:00 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) will miss the Hall of Fame game Sunday, Aug. 3, after blood was discovered in his hamstring.

Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:06:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) doesn't expect to miss much time with the injury, saying he's just banged up from training camp.

Cowboys | Tony Romo to sit

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:03:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will miss the team's second practice Tuesday, July 29, as he continues to recover from a herniated disc.

FANTASY TIP: Once Romo is fully recovered, he'll be a QB1 candidate in offensive coordinator Scott Linehan's new offense.

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