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Jaguars | Cecil Shorts not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:57:01 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

FANTASY TIP: The good news here is that it is early in camp, but hamstring issues have the potential to linger. This is something to watch as training camp gets into full swing.

Titans | George Wilson excused from practice

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:39:12 -0700

Tennessee Titans SS George Wilson (undisclosed) has been excused from practice Saturday, July 26.

Bears | Tim Jennings not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:38:39 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Jaguars | Geno Hayes not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:31:17 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Geno Hayes (knee) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 26.

Browns | Nate Burleson practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:57 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Charles Johnson practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Charles X. Johnson (knee) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Miles Austin practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:02 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Travis Benjamin practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:13:37 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Jets | Zach Thompson not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:59:09 -0700

New York Jets LB Zach Thompson (shoulder) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Packers | Jeff Janis not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:51:21 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (illness) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

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Packers | Clay Matthews has thumb protected

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:40:07 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) is wearing protection on his thumb in practice Saturday, July 26.

Dolphins | Four field punts during practice

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:33:52 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Marcus Thigpen, WR Jarvis Landry, CB Brent Grimes and WR Damian Williams all fielded punts during practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Brian Hoyer wearing knee brace

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:25:00 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is still wearing a knee brace in practice Saturday, July 26.

Redskins | Tracy Porter good to go

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:21:22 -0700

Washington Redskins CB Tracy Porter (shoulder) said he is good to go after missing the offseason program while recovering from shoulder surgery.

Redskins | Evan Royster not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:20:45 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (undisclosed) is working to the side during practice Saturday, July 26.

Saints | Kenny Stills not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:11:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Dolphins | Jared Odrick not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:05:34 -0700

Miami Dolphins DT Jared Odrick (undisclosed) is not participating in individual drills in practice Saturday, July 26.

Dolphins | Derrick Shelby not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:03:33 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby (knee) is not participating in individual drills in practice Saturday, July 26.

Jaguars | Allen Hurns has leg up

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:03:00 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns has a sizable knowledge gap over the rest of the rookie receivers in camp due to his work with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch at the University of Miami. General manager Dave Caldwell said Friday, July 25, that he hopes Hurns will maintain that gap over the others instead of letting the pack catch up to him.

Jaguars | Marqise Lee to see slot time

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:02:29 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is expected to see some work in the slot during training camp and the preseason with WR Ace Sanders suspended.

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Jaguars | GM likes Toby Gerhart's build

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:01:59 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart can handle the workload of a starting running back due to his build and frame, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. The GM also took issue with the opinion Gerhart cannot be a home-run hitting back.

Jaguars | Drafted WRs as compliment to Cecil Shorts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:01:36 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts has plenty of company, but general manager Dave Caldwell indicated Shorts is a big part of the plan going forward. The team drafted WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, but Caldwell said it "was to compliment Cecil, not replace him."

Jaguars | Dekoda Watson expected for Week 1

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:01:11 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dekoda Watson (groin) will be sidelined until at least the middle of training camp, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. However, the expectation is that Watson will be ready for the regular season opener. Caldwell said Watson's second surgery was to take care of scar tissue that built up after his first surgery.

Jaguars | Alan Ball might return next week

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:00:15 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars FS Alan Ball (ankle) might return from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list next week, according to general manager Dave Caldwell.

Chiefs | Travis Kelce learning deep snap

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:59:44 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has been learning how to deep snap with backup snapper TE Sean McGrath (personal) sidelined. Kelce reportedly started a bit shaky, but P Dustin Colquitt said by the end of the drill, Kelce's snaps were right where they should have been.

Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe survives scare

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:59:14 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (ankle) was hit on the right ankle or foot area in a play at practice Friday, July 25. He got up limping, but did not leave the field. After practice Bowe indicated there were no problems.

Chiefs | Three sidelined

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:58:53 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath (personal), CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) and OG Rokevious Watkins (back)( did not take part in practice Friday, July 25.

Chiefs | No practice for Joe McKnight

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:58:19 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (knee) did not take part in practice Friday, July 25, as he deals with a knee issue.

Chargers | Tevin Reese turning heads

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:57:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Tevin Reese has been turning heads early in camp, drawing praise from teammates and already earning a nickname. "That's how DeSean Jackson was - little and fast. He shocked the NFL," WR Malcom Floyd said Friday, July 25. His teammates have called him "Sweet Feet."

FANTASY TIP: Reese is simply battling for a roster spot, so don't get carried away and move him up your draft sheet. He hasn't quite achieved even deep sleeper status just yet, but a strong training camp and preseason, coupled with an injury or two could scoot him into the picture.

Cardinals | Andre Ellington ready for big role

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:56:59 -0700

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is ready to be the bell cow in the offense, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The big thing for Ellington will be his development as a pass catcher.

FANTASY TIP: Ellington has the chance to be a solid RB2 in most fantasy leagues, and he will be particularly attractive in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).

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Bills | Seantrel Henderson impressing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:53:29 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson has been turning heads early in training camp. Head coach Doug Marrone said Thursday, July 25, that Henderson "can be special."

Chargers | Johnnie Troutman returns

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:37:10 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Johnnie Troutman (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, July 25, after suffering an apparent hamstring injury during practice Thursday, July 24.

Chiefs | Sean McGrath could retire

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:34:41 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is considering retirement.

Broncos | Brennan Clay injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:26:35 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Brennan Clay (thigh) suffered a right thigh bruise during practice Friday, July 25, but it is not considered serious, according to head coach John Fox.

NFL | Eric Winston waiting for right opportunity

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:20:49 -0700

Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Cardinals) said he has been contacted by several teams this offseason but is waiting for the right situation to come up. He said he does not need to be guaranteed a starting job but wants to compete for a starting job.

Ravens | Will Rackley misses practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:14 -0700

Baltimore Ravens OG Will Rackley (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, July 25.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will not change play

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:40 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will not change the way he plays even though he has dealt with forearm and knee injuries in the past few years.

Texans | David Quessenberry placed on NFI list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:03:25 -0700

Houston Texans OT David Quessenberry (illness) has been placed on the Non-Football Illness list.

Texans | Three placed on Non-Football Injury list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:01:52 -0700

Houston Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (undisclosed), OG Brandon Brooks (undisclosed) and LB Ricky Sapp (undisclosed) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew fields punts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:54:05 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was among the players that worked as punt returners during practice Friday, July 25.

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Chargers | Vincent Brown injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:40:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) suffered a calf strain during practice Friday, July 25. The injury is not believed to be serious.

Seahawks | Eric Pinkins out 4-6 weeks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (foot) will miss four to six weeks because of a Lisfranc injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Seahawks | Eric Pinkins out 4-6 weeks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (foot) will miss four to six weeks because of a Lisfranc injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Seahawks | Greg Scruggs limited

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:00 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Greg Scruggs (knee) was limited during practice Friday, July 25, and it appeared that his surgically repaired knee was bothering him.

Cowboys | Four work as punt returners

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:26:49 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar, WR Terrance Williams, WR Devin Street and WR Dwayne Harris fielded punts during practice Friday, July 25.

Dolphins | Owner high on Jarvis Landry

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:15:53 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will surprise a lot of people on offense this upcoming season, according to owner Stephen Ross. "I think Jarvis Landry is somebody I think everybody is really excited about, speaking to the coaches. I think he's really going to be somebody that's going to surprise a lot of people and really bring some excitement to this team," Ross said.

Dolphins | Brandon Gibson takes part in practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:07:32 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) was able to participate in practice Friday, July 25. Gibson could be limited once contact drills begin.

Dolphins | Derrick Shelby limited

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:02:17 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby (knee) was limited during practice Friday, July 25, but is expected to be fine. Shelby underwent knee surgery this offseason.

Dolphins | Mike Pouncey ahead of schedule

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:01:33 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from offseason hip surgery.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain expected to practice Saturday

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:53:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain is expected to be available to practice Saturday, July 25. McClain is traveling back to Oxnard after being in an Alabama court Friday, July 25.

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Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence looking for double-digit sacks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:43:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence said he expects to record at least 10 sacks this upcoming season.

Bills | Chris Gragg out of hospital

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:33:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg has been released from the hospital but likely will not practice for a few days, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Gragg went to the hospital because of dehydration.

Bills | Randell Johnson off NFI list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:33:17 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Randell Johnson (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list after he passed a physical Friday, July 25.

49ers | Bruce Ellington misses practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:28:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, July 25, even though he was activated from the Non-Football Injury list.

49ers | Justin Smith sits out

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:22:11 -0700

San Francisco 49ers DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, July 25.

Jets | GM says no advantage in QB competition

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:19:34 -0700

Neither QB Geno Smith nor QB Michael Vick has an advantage in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to general manager John Idzik.

Jets | Jason Babin moves around

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:12:21 -0700

New York Jets DE Jason Babin lined up at left and right defensive end during practice Friday, July 25, and also dropped back into coverage. Babin is expected to be a situational pass rusher this upcoming season.

Rams | Greg Robinson works at LT

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:11:44 -0700

St. Louis Rams OT Greg Robinson worked with the first-team offense at left tackle during practice Friday, July 25. Head coach Jeff Fisher said several will rotate at left tackle until OT Jake Long (knee) is able to return.

Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu 6-8 weeks away

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:51:30 -0700

Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) said he is about six to eight weeks away from being able to play in a game.

Bills | Fred Jackson injury update

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:49:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during practice Friday, July 25.

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Bills | Two suffer hamstring injuries

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:45:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and S Kenny Ladler (hamstring) suffered hamstring injuries during practice Friday, July 25.

Bills | Fred Jackson leaves practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:38:52 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (undisclosed) left practice early Friday, July 25, after suffering an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious.

FANTASY TIP: Owners should monitor this situation in case the injury is more serious than first believed. Jackson should be considered a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues, because he is should receive a solid amount of playing time in 2014.

Panthers | Cam Newton not 100 percent

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:38:20 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) said his ankle is not 100 percent at this point, but it is getting better each day.

FANTASY TIP: Newton could be limited for the foreseeable future because of the ankle injury, but it does not appear to be a major thing at this point. Owners should consider Newton as a low-end No. 1 quarterback that comes with some risk because of the team's wide receivers.

49ers | Could use multiple LBs to replace NaVorro Bowman

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:15:09 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers could use one inside linebacker in the base defense and another in the nickel defense while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. LB Michael Wilhoite has been working with the starting defense during training camp, but LB Chris Borland could also compete for the starting job.

49ers | Bruce Ellington off NFI list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:10:44 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers have activated WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) off the Non-Football Injury list.

Bengals | Mike Pollak activated

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:41 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals C Mike Pollak (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list after he passed his physical Friday, July 25.

Giants | Ryan Nassib struggling

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:58:16 -0700

New York Giants QB Ryan Nassib has struggled during the early portion of training camp. He has been missing on passes to wide receivers at times by a significant margin.

Buccaneers | Two LBs asked to lose weight

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:57:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LBs Mason Foster and Dane Fletcher were asked by head coach Lovie Smith to lose weight this offseason so they can become quicker, and both players did lose some weight.

Bears | Dylan Gandy signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:50:10 -0700

The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent C Dylan Gandy (Lions) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. The team also waived DE Jamil Merrell.

Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson day-to-day

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:48:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (leg) is considered day-to-day because of a leg injury.

FANTASY TIP: It appears Patterson is only dealing with a minor injury, but he could still sit out a few days of practice. This injury should not affect his fantasy value much at all.

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Rams | Kourtnei Brown signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:34:35 -0700

The St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent DE Kourtnei Brown (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived injured WR Jamaine Sherman (hamstring).

Redskins | Leonard Hankerson not rushing back

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:26:10 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) has received clearance to start running but will not rush back to practice. "I'm not sure how fast I can run, but I can run. It's about having some confidence in it, about being around 95 to 100 percent. I don't have the explosion yet. I come out here, I line up and run routes and it's not explosive. So, I know there's no reason to go out there yet. I'd probably just go out there and embarrass myself or something like that," Hankerson said.

Steelers | Maurkice Pouncey will not be limited

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:23:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) will not be limited during training camp even though he is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Steelers | Two players excused from reporting

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:20:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers P Adam Podlesh and OG Ramon Foster were excused from reporting to training camp on time because of personal issues. There is no timetable for when either player will report.

Steelers | Two placed on PUP list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:13:06 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed RB Alvester Alexander (groin) and SS Mike Mitchell (groin) on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Mitchell is considered day-to-day and could miss the first week of training camp.

49ers | Kendall Hunter injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:10:55 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Friday, July 25. He was able to walk off the field on his own and did not appear to have a limp.

Colts | Vick Ballard tears Achilles'

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:08:49 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during practice Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: Ballard likely will miss the entire season because of the injury. Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw probably will get a majority of the reps at the position unless the team adds another back. Richardson should be considered a starting running back in all fantasy leagues, while Bradshaw probably would be a later-round pick that could be a No. 4 or 5 running back on a team.

Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggling

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:46 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has struggled mightily through two days of training camp practices. The rookie has thrown three interceptions and fumbled once.

Patriots | Kenbrell Thompkins standing out

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:52:38 -0700

New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins has stood out through two days of training camp practices, catching several diving balls along the way.

FANTASY TIP: This is encouraging news, specifically showing Thompkins and QB Tom Brady are getting on the same page after a shaky rookie year for the receiver. Thompkins is a WR4 fantasy gamble, whose upside could return WR2 stats.

Browns | Johnny Manziel acknowledges mistakes

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:44:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel said Friday, July 25, at his training camp press conference that he has met with team officials to discuss his off-the-field issues and admitted he made some mistakes. He said everyone involved is now on the same page.

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Browns | Alarmed with Johnny Manziel's behavior?

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:41:49 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's off-the-field behavior reportedly has alarmed members of Cleveland's brass. Photos of Manziel rolling a $20 bill in a bathroom of a bar caught the attention of head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, leading Pettine to call out Manziel's dedication to learning the offense.

Browns | Brian Hoyer likely to start preseason opener

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:34:19 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is expected to start the preseason opener, barring any setbacks, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Seahawks | Korey Toomer added to PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:24:03 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Korey Toomer (hamstring) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Seahawks | Bruce Irvin headed to PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:22:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin (hip) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Packers | Nick Perry placed on PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:18:54 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Packers | Mike Neal placed on PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:17:23 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Mike Neal (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Seahawks | Eric Pinkins sent to NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (foot) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25, after suffering a Lisfranc injury.

Packers | Two put on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:01:02 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT Letroy Guion (undisclosed) and DE Jerel Worthy (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Panthers | Josh Thomas placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:56:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers CB Josh Thomas (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Packers | Jeff Janis placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:54:14 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Friday, July 25.

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Seahawks | Jared Smith to IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:49 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OG Jared Smith (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Seahawks' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Cowboys | Tony Romo to miss workouts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:30 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will sit out practice Friday, July 25 as part of a preplanned day off, according to Jason Garrett. Romo is scheduled to take all the first-team reps Saturday, July 26. "We talked about this beforehand with all of our players. Whenever they are coming back, to be mindful of the two-a-days and what they are doing. You are out here for an hour. It doesn't seem like much. It's a walk through situation. But you warm up for that, cool down and get started again in the afternoon," Garrett said. "We just wanted to make sure we are careful on the two-a-days and then the consecutive two-a-days. I think the schedule sets up pretty well for him the next few days. It gives him a chance to get himself settled in. We will keep an eye on him every day."

FANTASY TIP: It is not surprising that the Cowboys would be cautious in training camp With Romo coming off back surgery, especially early in camp. This will be something to keep an eye on, but it does not appear to be something to be concerned about for now.

Panthers | Edmund Kugbila placed on IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers OG Edmund Kugbila (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Panthers' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Seahawks | C.J. Davis added

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:43:02 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent OL C.J. Davis (Broncos) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

49ers | Kyle Nelson signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:40:30 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent LS Kyle Nelson (Redskins) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Ty Walker signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:01 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent WR Ty Walker (Packers) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Matt Hall waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:34:57 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived OT Matt Hall (undisclosed) with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Joshua Cooper waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:32:39 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived WR Josh Cooper (undisclosed) with a Non-Football Injury designation Friday, July 25.

Giants | David Wilson takes a hit

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:17 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) took his first hit of training camp Friday, July 25, without issue. "That felt good," Wilson said.

FANTASY TIP: Another big hurdle passed for Wilson, who will now have to contend with a crowded backfield in training camp. Wilson is a risky draft option, and should be considered an RB4.

Raiders | D.J. Hayden, four others placed on PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:25:49 -0700

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot), TE Nick Kasa (undisclosed), CB Keith McGill (ankle), OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

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Raiders | C.J. Wilson placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:18:59 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE C.J. Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Raiders | Stacy McGee placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:48 -0700

Oakland Raiders DT Stacy McGee (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Bills | Brandon Smith placed on IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:09 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) cleared waivers and was placed on the Bills' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Titans | Kevin Danser signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:12:52 -0700

The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent OG Kevin Danser to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Browns | Gary Barnidge helped off by trainers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:47 -0700

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) was helped off the field by trainers during the team's conditioning test Friday, July 25.

Browns | Phil Taylor does not finish conditioning test

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor did not finish his conditioning test Friday, July 25.

NFL | Six players clear waivers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:09:07 -0700

P T.J. Conley (Bengals), RB Jourdan Brooks (Browns), WR Kenny Shaw (Browns), LB DeRon Furr (Chiefs), LB Kion Wilson (Steelers) and TE Chase Dixon (Seahawks) all cleared waivers Friday, July 25, and are free to sign with any team.

Cardinals | Troy Niklas in soft cast

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:08:14 -0700

Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) will be wearing a soft cast for for about 10 days.

NFL | Kevin Burnett update

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:06:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders released LB Kevin Burnett (ankle) with a failed physical designation Friday, July 25.

Titans | Adam Schiltz waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:57 -0700

The Tennessee Titans waived TE Adam Schiltz with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

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Buccaneers | Part ways with Carl Nicks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:20 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and OG Carl Nicks and the team have mutually agreed to part ways Friday, July 25.

Panthers | Shaq Rowell waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:02:00 -0700

The Carolina Panthers waived DT Shaq Rowell with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Bills | Colby Way waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:58:01 -0700

The Buffalo Bills waived DT Colby Way with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Cardinals | John Abraham not at camp

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:57:30 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (personal) has not reported to training camp due to a personal matter. Abraham will report when it is resolved, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Patriots | Cut Nate Byham

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:52:20 -0700

The New England Patriots cut TE Nate Byham Friday, July 25.

Saints | Jairus Byrd placed on PUP list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:47:32 -0700

The New Orleans Saints placed FS Jairus Byrd (back) on the team's Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Lions | Sign Drew Butler

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:29 -0700

The Detroit Lions signed P Drew Butler (Bears) Friday, July 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson not practicing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:37:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: Check back later today when there is more information about what is keeping Patterson on the sidelines.

Saints | Drew Brees wants to play until he is 45

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:32:42 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he would like to play until he is 45 years old. "No doubt. There's no question," Brees said. "I'm not getting ahead myself, like it's a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I'm having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn't I wanna do that? The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?"

FANTASY TIP: While playing until 45 may be a stretch, Brees is not slowing down. He is still one of the top fantasy football quarterback options.

Lions | Waive Gabe Lynn

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:04:38 -0700

The Detroit Lions waived S Gabe Lynn Friday, July 25.

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Seahawks | Eric Pinkins has Lisfranc injury

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:57:53 -0700

Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (Lisfranc) suffered a Lisfranc injury, and is expected to miss up to six weeks, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Cowboys | No timetable for Brandon Carr's return

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:42:50 -0700

Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr (personal) is not with the team as his mother is in bad health. There is no timetable for his return, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford fully healthy

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:41:51 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') said he is fully healthy heading into training camp. "It feels good to be back out here, playing football with my team," Crawford said. "I feel good. No pain. No nothing. I'm ready to go."

Colts | Trent Richardson being held out as a precaution

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:30:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (knee) is being held out of practice Friday, July 25, as a precaution. It is believed the issue is knee related.

FANTASY TIP: This is obviously something to monitor as we get into training camp, although it does not sound like there is anything to be concerned with at this point.

Ravens | Will Hill contract details

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:22:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens FS Will Hill signed a one-year contract worth $570,000 Friday, July 25. There was no guaranteed money in the deal.

Ravens | Lardarius Webb leaves with back injury

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:13:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) left practice early Friday, July 25, with a minor back injury.

Colts | Trent Richardson not practicing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:54:11 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Friday, July 25.

Colts | Vick Ballard carted off

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (ankle) was carted off the practice field Friday, July 25, with what appeared to be an ankle injury.

Bills | Sign Bobby Felder

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:33:26 -0700

The Buffalo Bills signed CB Bobby Felder (Buccaneers) Friday, July 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Colts | Vick Ballard limps off the practice field

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:27:37 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (undisclosed) limped off the practice field Friday, July 25.

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Falcons | Waive Darius Johnson

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:20:03 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons waived WR Darius Johnson Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Sign Andy Cruse

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:12:33 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Andy Cruse (Texans) Friday, July 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Vikings | Andrew Sendejo placed on PUP list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:08:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (undisclosed) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Chase Ford placed on PUP list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:08:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Captain Munnerlyn placed on PUP list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:08:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn (undisclosed) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. not practicing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:34 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not participating in practice Friday, July 25.

Vikings | 2013 defense was predictable

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:54:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robinson said the 2013 defense was predictable. "There were some times when we'd line up and Aaron Rodgers is calling out our defense," Robinson said.

Seahawks | Malcolm Smith not practicing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:17 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith (ankle) is not participating in practice Friday, July 25.

Jets | Zach Thompson leaves practice early

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:05 -0700

New York Jets LB Zach Thompson (shoulder) did not finish practice Friday, July 25.

Jets | Tim Fugger exits early

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:41:33 -0700

New York Jets LB Tim Fugger (ankle) did not finish practice Friday, July 25.

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Cowboys | Rolando McClain sentenced to 18 days in jail

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:26:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain was sentenced to 18 days in jail after being convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. McClain has appealed the sentence and is flying back to the team's training camp.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain found guilty

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:18:23 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain was convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, Friday, July 15.

Cardinals | Sign Reggie Dunn

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:01:11 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals signed WR Reggie Dunn (Patriots) Friday, July 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Buccaneers | Carl Nicks not expected to practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) is not expected to practice Friday, July 25.

Titans | Marcus Dixon to PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:54 -0700

Tennessee Titans DL Marcus Dixon (calf) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Titans | Andy Levitre starting on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:55:01 -0700

Tennessee Titans OG Andy Levitre (appendix) will start training camp on the Non-Football Injury list.

FANTASY TIP: He should be back by the time the season starts, though it may take him some time to get back into rhythm. The Titans' run game could take a bit to get going with their new clientele anyway.

Titans | Shonn Greene good to go

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:52:01 -0700

Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee) is ready for training camp after missing time in the offseason due to a right knee injury, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

FANTASY TIP: A healthy Greene would be a part of an expected split in the backfield that'll also include rookie Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster. Greene is boring but could be serviceable in short-yardage situations, which makes him a fantasy RB5 at least. Sankey has the best chance to stake a claim to the No. 1 spot, which could help decrease his price to a reasonable RB3 in drafts. McCluster could be a surprisingly effective PPR depth grab.

Jets | Geno Smith dominates first-team reps

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:32:24 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith logged three-quarters of the first-team practice reps for the second straight day on Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: He's holding off Michael Vick but still will have to show marked improvement as we inch closer to fantasy drafts. For those willing to throw a late stab on him, they could be rewarded with stronger week-to-week value, or simply will move on with little consequence.

Texans | Andre Johnson wants to end career with Texans

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:26:25 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said, "That's the plan," when asked if he wants to finish his career with the team. He feels confident with the direction of the team after meeting with the front office. Johnson ended his holdout this week.

FANTASY TIP: The 33-year-old is locked in as a mid- to low-range WR2, with stronger cred in PPR leagues, even with the uncertainty at quarterback. His future value is murky, though, with his age and the club's offensive changes.

Jaguars | Cecil Shorts exits practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:24:22 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not finish practice Friday, July 25, because of a hamstring injury.

FANTASY TIP: Any long-term injury coming out of this would be devastating for an already challenged Jags offense. Stay tuned as we'll have more on this story.

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Giants | Jon Beason aiming for preseason opener

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:16:43 -0700

New York Giants LB Jon Beason (foot) is hopeful he can play in the preseason opener. He's running in water as part of his rehab.

FANTASY TIP: Beason was a revelation as he stayed healthy for the Giants last year. He's a big IDP contributor when on the field and could be a bench addition or more (depending on his recovery) when drafts come around. The Giants are a matchup DT still.

Ravens | Lardarius Webb exits

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:03:14 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (undisclosed) ran off the field under his own power for treatment of an injury early in practice Friday, July 25, and hasn't returned. The injury didn't appear serious.

Eagles | Excuse Keelan Johnson from camp

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:59:28 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles S Keelan Johnson was excused from training camp Friday, July 25, as he deals with his arrest for assaulting an Arizona police officer.

Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace connect

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:44:28 -0700

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill and WR Mike Wallace connected on a deep throw on the first day of training camp Friday, July 25. According to Omar Kelly, the two connected on one deep ball in five weeks during last year's camp activities.

FANTASY TIP: A positive note from someone paid to watch such things. Bill Lazor's new offense and another year of experience between the two could lead a fantasy rebound for both this season, making them fine buy-low candidates.

49ers | Stevie Johnson impresses

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:32:40 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) looked healthy in Day 1 of training camp. QB Colin Kaepernick raved about Johnson's quickness and deceptiveness that fuel his ability to create separation.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson's fantasy prospects in this crowded receiving corps don't bode well for his week-to-week consistency in terms of numbers. He's a WR4 most weeks, with more upside depending on the matchup. But his presence improves this passing game as a whole, giving Kap more cred as a top-10 fantasy QB.

Redskins | Robert Griffin III in sync with Andre Roberts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:51:12 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and WR Andre Roberts are displaying good chemistry in practice Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: Roberts is a WR5 with upside. Griffin is a weak QB1 or a solid QB2.

Dolphins | Shelley Smith the front runner at center

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:41:08 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Miami Dolphins OG Shelley Smith was told he's the guy at center shortly before camp. Smith said he has never started at center at any level.

Saints | Kenny Stills pulls up lame

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:40:53 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) pulled up lame on a deep route in practice Friday, July 25, and is being examined by trainers.

Ravens | Will Hill signs

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:37:27 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent FS Will Hill (AFL) to an undisclosed deal. He's suspended for the first six games.

NFL | Will Hill loses appeal

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:26:26 -0700

Free-agent FS Will Hill (Giants) lost his appeal for his six-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. Hill signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League in the offseason.

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Saints | Nick Toon impressing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:24:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon looks poised for big things this season, according to beat writer Jim Corbett. He shields well and looks like a tight end at 6-foot-4.

FANTASY TIP: Toon could be worth a flier as a WR5 in this offense.

NFL | Mike Shanahan interested in coaching again

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:07:45 -0700

Former head coach Mike Shanahan is interested in coaching again for a contending team with the right ownership.

Jets | Chris Ivory returns

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:05:05 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: Ivory figures to be in the mix with Chris Johnson, but he is relegated to RB4 status.

Chiefs | Sean McGrath absent

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:43:20 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is absent from training camp Friday, July 25, and may be cut.

Titans | Marcus Dixon could begin on PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:39:27 -0700

Tennessee Titans DE Marcus Dixon (calf) could begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after suffering a calf injury in June.

Titans | Jurrell Casey to report

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:39:00 -0700

Tennessee Titans DT Jurrell Casey will report to camp Friday, July 25, as talks continue on a contract extension.

Saints | Three sitting

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:36:27 -0700

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back), OT Tavon Rooks (back) and DT John Jenkins (pectoral) are running with trainers on the sidelines and doing individual drills Friday, July 25.

Titans | Andy Levitre out two weeks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:29:17 -0700

Tennessee Titans OG Andy Levitre (appendicitis) will miss two weeks after having an appendectomy Thursday, July 24.

Rams | Sammy Brown a week away

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:04:28 -0700

St. Louis Rams LB Sammy Brown (calf) is about a week away from practicing because of a calf issue.

Rams | William Hayes ahead of schedule

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:04:05 -0700

St. Louis Rams DE William Hayes (undisclosed) had three surgeries this offseason and is ahead of schedule. He's on pace to make his preseason debut in Week 2 or 3 of the preseason.

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Rams | Jake Long to be limited

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:58:00 -0700

St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (knee) will be limited at the start of training camp, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Long will participate in individual drills to start.

Rams | Sam Bradford to participate in full

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:57:22 -0700

St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will be a full participant at the start of training camp, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said Bradford was unlikely to play in the first preseason game, but not because of the injury.

FANTASY TIP: Bradford is a decent QB2 in fantasy.

Jets | Chris Johnson moving around

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:48:28 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson was put in motion and flexed out wide a lot in practice Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson is a solid RB2, but it sounds like he'll receive a boost in PPR leagues with the team's willingness to get him involved in the passing game.

Texans | Andre Johnson reports to camp

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:23:50 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has reported to camp Friday, July 25. The two sides are still in contact about an extension.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson makes a solid WR2 in fantasy.

Dolphins | Nate Garner with twos

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:15:43 -0700

Miami Dolphins OT Nate Garner is working with the second-team offense at left tackle and hasn't received a look at center.

Dolphins | OL making changes

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:13:37 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Shelley Smith opened at center with the first-team offense Friday, July 25, instead of C Sam Brenner. OG Daryn Colledge is working with the first-team at guard.

Texans | Andre Johnson talks progress

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:50:52 -0700

Talks between the Houston Texans and WR Andre Johnson are progressing forward, but it is not known whether enough progress has been made so Johnson can report to training camp.

Rams | Jamaine Sherman injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:07:28 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Jamaine Sherman (leg) hobbled off the field Wednesday, July 23, with a left leg injury after a collision with CB Marcus Roberson, a fellow rookie. No further details were available on his condition.

Cardinals | Deone Bucannon to play nickel linebacker?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:57:10 -0700

Arizona Cardinals first-round rookie SS Deone Bucannon could replace LB Larry Foote in nickel packages to take advantage of Bucannon's athleticism in pass coverage. Head coach Bruce Arians noted the defense will be molded to fit the players, rather than trying to make the players fit a specific system.

Cardinals | Bruce Arians talks up his defense

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:54:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LBs Kevin Minter and Larry Foote are expected to start next to each other at each inside linebacker spot in Arizona's 3-4 defense, replacing last year's starters, LBs Daryl Washington (suspended) and Karlos Dansby (Browns). Minter played one snap on defense as a rookie in 2013, but is expected to be an upgrade against the run from last year's interior duo. Foote, 34, enters his 13th year in the NFL, giving head coach Bruce Arians a contrasting pair inside. "You are going to miss Daryl's (Washington) speed, because he's going to correct his mistake with speed. Larry (Foote) is not going to make that mistake. Whether or not he can get there fast enough, that's (left) to be seen."

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Cardinals | Justin Bethel impressing HC

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:53:18 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel had the best spring of anybody, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Bethel was a Pro Bowl special teams player in 2013. He has the athletic ability to be the best cornerback on roster, per Arians. When asked if Bethel could start at cornerback, Arians said, "Over Patrick (Peterson) and Cro (Antonio Cromartie). They gave up more big plays in the spring than he did, and got his hands on more balls than anybody did. That's a nice problem to have."

Buccaneers | GM has high expectations

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:37:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he expects the team to compete for the NFC South title in 2014. "It's crazy," Licht said. "We'll look back at what we've added and … I'm legitimately excited and feel like we have a chance to compete for the division title. I really do. You would think, with a first-year head coach and a first-year general manager … we would both have a pass if we wanted to say, you know, I think we need some more time to turn this thing around. But that's not what we think. We think we can make a run at this thing this year. We feel we've got some major pieces in place to do that."

Buccaneers | Da'Quan Bowers called out by GM

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:34:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Da'Quan Bowers has been rumored for some time to be on the bubble, and general manager Jason Licht said Bowers' job is on the line this training camp. "I (don't) mean to sound too harsh, but it's a matter of fact that he needs to prove that he wants to make an impact with this football team and I expect that he will," Licht said.

Buccaneers | Akeem Spence working hard

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:28:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence proved to be one of the team's better players through their offseason workout program. Spence could hold off competition from DT Clinton McDonald with a strong training camp. General manager Jason Licht praised Spence's work ethic. "He just hasn't let up on the gas. It was fun watching that competition between him and Clinton during our OTAs and our mincamps, and I expect it to continue in training camp."

Buccaneers | Carl Nicks to be brought along slowly

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:21:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) will be slowly worked back into the mix, according to general manager Jason Licht. Nicks missed all but nine games over the past two seasons.

Saints | PK job is Shayne Graham's to lose?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:16:12 -0700

New Orleans Saints PK Shayne Graham, 36, is in a battle for the place-kicking job with 24-year-old PK Derek Dimke. Graham appears to have the edge, unless Dimke clearly out-kicks him in training camp. The Saints may bring in other place kickers to compete, however.

Panthers | Won't ask for more tax money to fund stadium upgrade

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:10:58 -0700

The Carolina Panthers will not seek more public money for the ongoing renovations being performed on Bank of America Stadium, which has largely been paid for already with tax dollars. Last year, $87.5 million in public funds was approved, when the Panthers reached a deal to remain at the stadium through the 2018 season. Should the City of Charlotte, N.C., decide to contribute $50 million more, the team could consider adding four years to the agreement. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Wednesday, July 23, that the team does not plan to ask the city for more money. The Charlotte City Council has until Aug. 1, 2015, to decide if they will contribute more public funds.

Panthers | Fernando Velasco brings versatility

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:59:38 -0700

Recently added Carolina Panthers OL Fernando Velasco brings versatility as an option at center and offensive guard. Velasco adds depth to one of Carolina's thinnest positions.

Panthers | Interior offensive line taking shape

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:56:53 -0700

Carolina Panthers OGs Amini Silatolu and Trai Turner are likely the starting offensive guards entering training camp.

Falcons | Devonta Freeman's role to vary?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:46:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will begin his NFL career by trying to replace RB Jason Snelling (retired) as a do-all backup. Snelling played tailback, fullback and even returned kickoffs last year. Freeman's first task is to learn the system and then find a spot to carve out a role behind trusted veteran RBs Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.

FANTASY TIP: Freeman is a trendy fantasy pick because of Jackson's durability issues, but he probably won't be anything more than one piece of a tandem approach if the Falcons need to replace S-Jax for any lengthy period of time. Temper your expectations.

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NFL | More on Titus Young's legal woes

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:31:46 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, former NFL WR Titus Young (Lions) was in a Compton, Calif. courtroom Wednesday, July 23, for a preliminary hearing on five counts of battery, including one felony charge. He is due to return to court Aug. 22 and will remain in Los Angeles County police custody on a $105,000 bail.

Lions | Eric Ebron primed for leadership role?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:53 -0700

Detroit Lions rookie TE Eric Ebron exudes charisma and vocal leadership skills that are commonly found among team captains. He took on a "front and center" role at the NFL Rookie Symposium, while other Lions rookies stayed out of the spotlight. Ebron wasn't a captain in three years at North Carolina, because head coach Larry Fedora required captains to be senior classmen.

"I don't ever talk about being a leader. I just always do actions," Ebron said. "I've never been a vocal person about leadership and about being, 'Hey man, you ought to do this.' We're all grown men. I just always show through actions or whisper, 'Hey, let's go.' That's all I do."

Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul not worried about contract

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:19:53 -0700

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul said he is not concerned about his contract status even though he is entering the final year of his deal. "When I'm on the field, family matters and off-the-field issues, I'm not going to worry about it, it's all about my brothers and doing what I do best. When you go home, that's when you think about that stuff," Pierre-Paul said.

Cowboys | Larry English visits

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:13:04 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys met with free-agent LB Larry English (Chargers) Thursday, July 24, but he left the meeting without a contract.

Cowboys | Anthony Spencer unsure about return

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:05:51 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) said he is feeling good but is not sure when he will be able to start practicing. Spencer said he is not sure if he will be able to do anything during training camp.

Cowboys | Not close to extension with Dez Bryant

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:32:31 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's agent has talked with the team several times about a possible extension for Bryant, but the two sides are not close to a deal at this point.

Steelers | Not pursuing Brett Keisel

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:22:49 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not considering re-signing free-agent DE Brett Keisel at this point, but things could change if the team suffers an injury at the position. The Steelers were interested in re-signing Keisel earlier in the offseason, but he was not interested in signing for the veteran minimum.

Steelers | No extension expected for Ben Roethlisberger now

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:22:20 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension during training camp, and an extension may not come until 2015 at the earliest.

Bengals | Tyler Eifert says he is 100 percent

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:09:38 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) said the shoulder injury he had during the offseason workouts has completely healed.

Bengals | Clint Boling works with first team

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:05:16 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (knee) worked with the first-team offense at left guard during practice Thursday, July 24.

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Bengals | Andrew Whitworth injury update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:04:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 24, because of a calf strain.

Browns | Josh Gordon attends rehab facility

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:57:39 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon spent two weeks in a rehab facility in California after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and speeding earlier this month, according to a source.

Ravens | Dominique Franks fails test

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:49:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list because he failed the conditioning test.

Ravens | Arthur Brown works with starters

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:49:29 -0700

Baltimore Ravens LB Arthur Brown worked with the first-team defense at inside linebacker during practice Thursday, July 24, but LB C.J. Mosley is still considered the favorite for the starting job.

Ravens | Torrey Smith not worried about contract

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:28:52 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith said he is not worried about his contract even though he is entering the final year of his contract. "I don't think about the contract at all," Smith said. "Every year is important. You want to win. That stuff all kind of takes care of itself."

Jets | Willie Colon could be on field soon

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:01:26 -0700

New York Jets OG Willie Colon (knee) should be able to participate in practice in a few days. Colon is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Jets | Nick Bellore able to finish practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:14 -0700

New York Jets LB Nick Bellore (thigh) tweaked his thigh during practice Thursday, July 24, but was able to finish practice.

Jets | Three safeties work with starters

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:48:45 -0700

New York Jets SS Dawan Landry, FS Antonio Allen and S Calvin Pryor all received work with the starting defense during practice Thursday, July 24.

Jets | Two work at kick returners

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:43:56 -0700

New York Jets WRs Jalen Saunders and Jacoby Ford worked as kick returners during practice Thursday, July 24. It is too early to tell if either player has an advantage for the job.

Jets | No timetable for Antwan Barnes

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:37 -0700

New York Jets LB Antwan Barnes (knee) was able to participate in quick-step drills and sprints during practice Thursday, July 24. Barnes said he is not sure when he will be cleared by the doctors to participate in practice.

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Jets | Two expected to report Friday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:38:59 -0700

New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland and DE Jason Babin are expected to report to training camp Friday, July 25.

Seahawks | David Gilreath signed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:49 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent WR David Gilreath (Raiders) to a one-year deal, according to his agent. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Patriots | Marcus Cannon sees time at LT

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:44 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon received some snaps at left tackle during practice Wednesday, July 24, in order to increase his versatility.

Patriots | Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski work together

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:17 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady worked with TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) on a side field after practice Thursday, July 24, and they ran a variety of pass routes. Gronkowski did not participate in team drills during practice and will be eased back into practice.

Dolphins | Dion Jordan needs work during camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:02:09 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will need a good amount of snaps during training camp, but the team understands they need to get other players ready for the season as well, according to head coach Joe Philbin. "As a young player, my feeling is he needs to get work especially in the bigger picture that he's not going to be getting work later on. He needs work now. But we can't jeopardize the preparation of other guys. At the same time, we're going to have to get him work. He's going to get it without a doubt. And he needs it. And he needs padded work," Philbin said.

Chargers | Jeromey Clary hopes to be ready for season

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:47:20 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (hip) said he will do everything he can to try to be ready for Week 1. Clary was on crutches for eight weeks after undergoing offseason hip surgery and started walking two weeks ago.

Raiders | Two players injured

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:46:50 -0700

Oakland Raiders CB Keith McGill (ankle) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) suffered injuries during the conditioning test Thursday, July 24.

Packers | Jordy Nelson looking for big bucks

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:14:38 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson reportedly is seeking $10 million per year in a potential contract extension. He is entering the final year of his current deal and took notice to the four-year, $30 million extension Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White received. Nelson signed a three-year, $12.6 million extension in 2011.

49ers | Two miss practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:06 -0700

San Francisco 49ers DE Justin Smith (shoulder) and OT Anthony Davis (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, July 24. They are both expected to return in the near future.

Seahawks | Big stalemate in Marshawn Lynch talks

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:51:17 -0700

Updating a previous story, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the organization are at a stalemate in talks regarding a new deal. Lynch wants top-three money for the position, while team officials are unwilling to give him a new deal, believing he is paid adequately. Lynch showed up for minicamp workouts only to avoid being fined.

FANTASY TIP: This could get ugly before it clears up for fantasy owners. Prepare for a lengthy standoff, because Lynch tends to hold to his convictions, and the Seahawks have quality backups in RBs Christine Michael and Robert Turbin.

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Saints | Mark Ingram will be core player

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:31:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will be a core player in the Saints' offense this year, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.

FANTASY TIP: This is the year for Ingram to prove his disappointing career has been a fluke thus far. He'll likely see most of the running work while splitting time with RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. It's still best to be cautious with him at this point. He's an RB4 at best in standard leagues.

Bengals | Leon Hall, three others activated from PUP

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:11:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles'), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring) and OG Clint Boling (knee) all passed their physicals and were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch holding out

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will hold out of training camp, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Lynch is following suit after the recent and short-lived Jamaal Charles holdout. A holdout is always something to keep tabs on, but it's not likely Lynch will miss any playing time. He's still an RB1 in all formats.

Bengals | Onterio McCalebb passes physical, activated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:56 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Bengals | Christo Bilukidi passes physical, activated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:23 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Christo Bilukidi (illness) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.

Saints | Tavon Rooks update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Tavon Rooks (back) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list due to a sore back, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Saints | Joe Morgan ready to practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:57:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan (knee) is good to go for practice, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Bills | Alan Branch passes physical

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Alan Branch (illness) passed his physical Thursday, July 24.

Ravens | Dominique Franks placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:52:08 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Chiefs | Ryan Harris officially added

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs officially signed OT Ryan Harris (Texans) to an undisclosed contract Thursday, July 24.

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Chiefs | DeRon Furr update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:36:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs placed a no-recall waiver designation on LB DeRon Furr Thursday, July 24, after he was released with an injury settlement.

Titans | Bishop Sankey improving

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:27 -0700

Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey admitted he's still learning the offense and knows there is room for improvement. Sankey wants to run more detailed routes, know where the yard-lines are, where to take his breaks and work on his pass protection, among other things.

FANTASY TIP: It's to be expected that Sankey still has work to do. The rookie is expected to be the Titans' main running back and should be considered a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.

Bears | Craig Steltz placed on PUP

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:26 -0700

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (pectoral) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Buccaneers | Ron Talley placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:29:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Ron Talley (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Cowboys | Ronald Leary transferred to NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:33 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) was transferred from the Physically Unable to Perform list to the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Cowboys | Amobi Okoye placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:25:32 -0700

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

Patriots | Roy Finch passes physical

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:24:42 -0700

New England Patriots RB Roy Finch has passed his physical.

Bears | Kyle Long placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:24:08 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.

Steelers | Waive-injured Kion Wilson

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:16 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut LB Kion Wilson Thursday, July 24.

NFL | Nine players go unclaimed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:20:40 -0700

WR Kelsey Pope (Cardinals), CB Royce Adams (Browns), OG Jarrod Pughsley (Cowboys), LB Shaun Lewis (Packers), RB Beau Blankenship (Jaguars), DE Spencer Nealy (Vikings), WR Tyler McDonald (Patriots), DB Lowell Rose (Jets) and LB Jonas Mouton (Chargers) all cleared waivers Thursday, July 24, and are free to sign with any team.

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Bengals | T.J. Conley waived

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:19:51 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals waived P T.J. Conley Thursday, July 24.

Bills | Brandon Smith waived

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:18:23 -0700

The Buffalo Bills waived CB Brandon E. Smith (leg).

Seahawks | Morrell Presley signed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:13:10 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent WR Morrell Presley to an undisclosed contract Thursday, July 24.

Bengals | Sign Jeremy Johnson

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:51 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent WR Jeremy Johnson (Patriots). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Panthers | Anthony Morales signed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:53 -0700

The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent LB Anthony Morales to an undisclosed contract Thursday, July 24.

Chiefs | Sanders Commings placed on NFI list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:11 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Sanders Commings (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Steelers | Sign Lew Toler

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:08:36 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted free-agent DB Lew Toler (Rutgers). Per NFL rules, UDFA deals are three years in length. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cowboys | Tyronne Green released from IR

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:05:05 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys released OG Tyronne Green (undisclosed) from their Reserve/Injured list Thursday, July 24, after reaching an injury settlement.

Chiefs | Rokevious Watkins placed on NFI list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:04:21 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OG Rokevious Watkins (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Seahawks | Jared Smith waived-injured

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:02:58 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks waived-injured OG Jared Smith (undisclosed) Thursday, July 24.

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Seahawks | Chase Dixon waived

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:01:33 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks waived TE Chase Dixon Thursday, July 24.

Ravens | Ray Rice update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will be docked an additional game check fine based on his 2013 salary of $1 million, not based on his 2014 salary of $4 million. That comes out to a $58,823 fine instead of a $235,294 fine, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Panthers | Edmund Kugbila waived-injured

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:58:58 -0700

The Carolina Panthers waived-injured OG Edmund Kugbila (undisclosed) Thursday, July 24.

Bills | Marcell Dareus back on active roster

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:55:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus has returned to the team's active roster after passing his physical.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh would be expensive to franchise tag

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:53:45 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh would cost $26.7 million under the 2015 franchise tag.

Bills | Claim Jared Wheeler

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:23 -0700

The Buffalo Bills claimed free-agent OL Jared Wheeler (Panthers) off waivers. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bengals | Claim Conner Vernon

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:50:50 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals claimed free-agent WR Conner Vernon (Browns) off waivers. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bengals | Andrew Whitworth placed on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:49:11 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Dolphins | Two placed on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:48:41 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) and C Mike Pouncey (hip) were placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Jaguars | John Lotulelei placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:39:43 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB John Lotulelei (hamstring) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

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Bears | Adrian Wilson confident, working hard

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:28:32 -0700

Chicago Bears FS Adrian Wilson (Achilles') still believes he has the tools to play in the NFL, saying the Bears wouldn't have signed him if he didn't. Wilson said he is studying the Bears' defensive playbook every day.

49ers | Aldon Smith in shape, still learning

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:28:08 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith said he's in the best shape he's ever been in, referring to both his body and mind. Smith admitted he is still growing and is in a better spot than he has been. Smith could still face league discipline following a fake airport bomb threat, a driving under the influence charge and felony weapons charges.

Panthers | Sign Fernando Velasco

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:49 -0700

The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent C Fernando Velasco (Steelers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh extension unlikely before camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:55:28 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's long-awaited contract extension is highly unlikely to occur before the start of training camp, according to a source. The Lions commence training camp Sunday, July 27.

Patriots | Vince Wilfork has no limitations

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:51:20 -0700

New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') said he doesn't have any limitations, or he wouldn't be practicing.

Ravens | Aaron Ross placed on IR

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:41:15 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') has been placed on Injured Reserve. Ross will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Cowboys | Ronald Leary update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:38:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) strained his hamstring during a conditioning test. He is already on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Jets | Chris Johnson feeling good

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:33:14 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) said he feels good and didn't feel any pain after his first full-go since last season.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson has been one of the most consistent fantasy running backs over the past several years. His stock has declined since his move to New York, however, with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell also in the mix. He's still a solid RB2 candidate.

Falcons | Corey Peters hoping to return for opener

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:26:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') plans to be back for Atlanta's season-opener, saying he's optimistic and is feeling good.

Browns | Four players back on active roster

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (undisclosed), DT Jacobbi McDaniel (undisclosed), OG Jeremiah Warren and OL Chris Faulk (undisclosed) returned to the team's active roster Thursday, July 24.

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Buccaneers | Acquire Brandon Magee from waivers

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:15:19 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed free-agent LB Brandon Magee (Browns) off waivers.

Texans | David Hunter signs

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:12:27 -0700

The Houston Texans signed free-agent DT David Hunter (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Raiders | Kevin Burnett cut

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:02 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have cut LB Kevin Burnett.

Raiders | D.J. Hayden out for the start of training camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:54 -0700

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is out for the start of training camp with a stress fracture in his foot.

Giants | Coach getting frustrated with Odell Beckham Jr. injury

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:43:54 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is getting frustrated with WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) not being on the practice field due to a hamstring injury. "We need to get the guy back out here and get him back on the field," Coughlin said.

Giants | No reps for Odell Beckham Jr.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:49 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did not take any reps in practice Thursday July 24, as he continues to rehab from a hamstring injury.

Panthers | More on Jonathan Stewart

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:22:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is expected to miss one to two weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Stewart will not be placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Browns | Sign Edgar Jones

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:20:45 -0700

The Cleveland Browns signed LB Edgar Jones (Cowboys) Thursday, July 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Bengals | Andrew Whitworth not practicing

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:12:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

49ers | Marcus Martin rolls ankle

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:55 -0700

San Francisco 49ers C Marcus Martin (ankle) rolled his ankle in football training, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

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49ers | Bruce Ellington rolls ankle

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:29 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) rolled his ankle in football training, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh said he should be back soon.

Colts | Two miss practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:46:41 -0700

Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (undisclosed) and FS LaRon Landry (undisclosed) both did not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

Vikings | Matt Kalil cleared

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:41:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil (knee) has been medically cleared to start training camp.

49ers | NaVorro Bowman running

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:36:37 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is running, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh. Bowman will be doing some cutting as the next part of his rehab.

Redskins | Jason Hatcher progressing quickly from injury

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:44 -0700

Washington Redskins DT Jason Hatcher (knee) said he is progressing pretty quickly from a knee injury. "I want to get back on the field, but I know I've got take precaution," Hatcher said. "It's progressing pretty quickly. The trainers got a great game plan, so I'm just going to stick with it. Whenever they say I'm ready to go, I'm back on the field."

Chargers | Johnnie Troutman leaves practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:10:26 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Johnnie Troutman (hamstring) left practice early with a hamstring injury Thursday, July 24. The injury did not appear to be serious.

Vikings | Chase Ford had foot procedure

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:09:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) had a procedure on his left foot last week for a stress fracture and is expected to miss training camp.

Jaguars | No plans to cut Justin Blackmon

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:03:13 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will not be cut by the team after his most recent arrest, according to owner Shad Khan. "We want him to get help he needs," Khan said.

Browns | Sign Jamaal Westerman

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:53:11 -0700

The Cleveland Browns signed LB Jamaal Westerman (Steelers) Thursday, July 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Cowboys | Brandon Carr not practicing

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:13 -0700

Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr (personal) is not participating in practice Thursday, July 24, due to family reasons.

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Titans | Sign Taylor Lewan

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:41:43 -0700

The Tennessee Titans signed OL Taylor Lewan Thursday, July 24. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is four years. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Jets | Chris Ivory dealing with hamstring issue

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:37:25 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring issue, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ivory did not participate in team drills Thursday, July 24.

Jets | Quincy Enunwa does not practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:36:53 -0700

New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

Ravens | Aaron Ross expected to miss the year

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:29:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') is expected to miss the entire season with an torn Achilles' tendon.

Giants | Brandon Mosley listed as starter

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:28:17 -0700

New York Giants OG Brandon Mosley is listed as the team's starting right guard on the first unofficial depth chart of training camp.

Giants | Rashad Jennings listed as starter

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:26:03 -0700

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings is listed as the team's starting running back on the first unofficial depth chart of training camp.

Giants | Larry Donnell listed as starter

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:25:35 -0700

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is listed as the team's starting tight end on the first unofficial depth chart of training camp.

Browns | Waive Kenny Shaw

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:03:43 -0700

The Cleveland Browns waived WR Kenny Shaw Thursday, July 24.

Browns | Waive Jourdan Brooks

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:03:08 -0700

The Cleveland Browns waived RB Jourdan Brooks Thursday, July 24.

Panthers | De'Andre Presley placed on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:56:57 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR De'Andre Presley (stress fracture) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

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Panthers | Tre Boston placed on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:56:33 -0700

Carolina Panthers SS Tre Boston (hernia) was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Panthers | Jonathan Stewart dealing with hamstring issue

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:50:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury, but the team will leave him on the active roster heading into training camp.

FANTASY TIP: The team leaving Stewart on the active roster gives the appearance they don't believe he will miss much time. Still, hamstring injuries can linger. This is something to keep an eye on throughout the preseason.

Panthers | Cam Newton cleared

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:35:00 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) was cleared for practice, according to general manager David Gettleman.

FANTASY TIP: It is good news that Newton will be out there for the start of training camp with all the new faces at wide receiver. Still, with the questions regarding that receiving group, and his own health, Newton should be considered a QB2 for fantasy players.

Jets | Geno Smith getting most of the first-team snaps

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:37 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith is receiving most of the first-team snaps in practice Thursday, July 24. Smith took 13 first-team snaps, and QB Michael Vick took four first-team snaps.

FANTASY TIP: Even if Smith wins this job, he is not a draft worthy option at this point. Consider him a QB3 at best.

Buccaneers | Mark Barron ready to take the field

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:19:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron (undisclosed) is ready to take the field, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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