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Cowboys | Place Amobi Okoye on NFI list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:08:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (undisclosed) on the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.

Cowboys | Place Anthony Spencer on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:08:27 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform List Thursday, July 24.

Cowboys | Place Ronald Leary on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:07:36 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary (undisclosed) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform List Thursday, July 24.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski limited

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:03:18 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, July 24. He worked for an hour and 15 minutes before watching the rest of the activities. He didn't participate in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills.

FANTASY TIP: He's still a top-3 option at the position when healthy, but the fact he's cleared for workouts doesn't make him any safer this far away from Week 1.

Ravens | Aaron Ross tears Achilles'

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:48:28 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') has torn his Achilles' tendon.

Yankees | Derek Jeter sitting

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:38:43 -0700

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter is receiving the day off Thursday, July 24, because it's a day game following a night game.

FANTASY TIP: Remove him from any daily-transaction lineups, if you're still playing him there.

Jaguars | Justin Blackmon arrest details

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:25 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was pulled over at 6:22 p.m. local time Wednesday, July 23, leading up to his arrest for possession of marijuana. Police said Blackmon "openly admitted to smoking a blunt while driving."

FANTASY TIP: This string of poor judgment calls doesn't bode well for Blackmon's long-term future in the NFL.

Bills | Marcell Dareus could thrive

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:16:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus looks like a good fit in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's scheme and could have a big year if his off-field issues can be remedied.

FANTASY TIP: Dareus is an IDP consideration on draft day -- Schwartz knows how to get production out of a defensive line -- but beware potential league discipline for Dareus. Buffalo's D remains on the fringe of being starter-worthy.

Jaguars | Blake Bortles' mechanics need fixing

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:11:40 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles' lower-body mechanics likely will be revised. Bortles' flaw has been over-reliance on his right arm when throwing; he doesn't use his legs enough. A "redshirt year will help," according to Albert Breer.

FANTASY TIP: With Chad Henne in line to take snaps in Week 1 and hold the job for an extended period when healthy, Bortles is a project that will need plenty to go right in order to produce for fantasy players in 2014. He's an attractive dynasty piece, though, because of his athleticism.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira DL decision coming

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07:06 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) will know whether he's going on the disabled list Friday, July 25, according to manager Joe Girardi.

FANTASY TIP: Plan ahead. We're betting he lands on it given how notorious slow he has healed in recent years.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira out again

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:52 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) is out of the lineup Thursday, July 24. Brian McCann is again starting at first base in his place.

FANTASY TIP: He continues to nurse lat soreness and could hit the disabled list. Stay tuned and search for alternatives for the long term.

Jaguars | Austin Pasztor is starter at RT

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:54:36 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars OT Austin Pasztor (shoulder) is working as the starting right tackle and is fully healthy at training camp, according to offensive line coach Luke Butkus.

Rangers | Neftali Feliz wants to close

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:50:52 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz said he wants to be a closer.

FANTASY TIP: Feliz had his sights set on being a starter for a couple of years before his elbow required Tommy John surgery. Feliz could be a solid closer once again if he regains his pre-injury form.

Jaguars | Justin Blackmon arrested

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:45:08 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, July 23, in Oklahoma.

FANTASY TIP: Blackmon is serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. While incredibly talented, he may be losing his roster viability in dynasty leagues as well.

Eagles | Evan Mathis reports to camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:42:47 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis has reported to camp and will not hold out.

Ravens | Ray Rice suspended two games

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:24:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the season, according to sources. The announcement is expected Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Rice rates as a mid-to-low RB2 after he misses the first two games. Bernard Pierce will likely take over in Rice's stead and should continue to see looks when he returns. Pierce is a low-end RB3 or a good RB4.

Redskins | Robert Griffin III won't have many set run plays

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:18:05 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's designed running plays might be "few and far between," according to head coach Jay Gruden. He still has the green light to scramble as the situation dictates. "I feel good where he's at," Gruden said. "He made some serious strides just in the spring working in the pocket and delivering throws and pulling it down and running when he had to run. That comes naturally but also comes with a lot of reps and playing the position."

FANTASY TIP: Griffin is a low-end QB1 at best right now.

Broncos | Demaryius Thomas to miss four days

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:22 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas will miss the first four days of training camp to attend the funeral services of his grandmother that helped raise him as a child. KFFL sends its condolences to family and friends.

Ravens | Ray Rice could be suspended two games

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:06:22 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice could just be suspended two games for his off-the-field conduct this offseason, according to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

FANTASY TIP: That would be a moderate surprise and would moderately elevate his draft stock. He'd be promoted from a RB3 that was expected to miss four games to a mid-rate RB2.

Chiefs | Two cut

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:49:57 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs waived LB DeRon Furr, and FB James Baker was placed on reserve/did not report.