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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.

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.

Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson ready to take the field

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson (foot) is ready to take the field, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Buccaneers | Carl Nicks excused from practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:12:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) was excused from practice Thursday, July 24, according to head coach Lovie Smith. Smith is not sure when Nicks will return to the team.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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