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Lions | Nate Burleson has shed weight
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (leg) showed quickness during organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 22. He has also lost weight, dropping from 198 to 192 pounds to add speed.
FANTASY TIP: Increased speed will help, as Burleson fights to start opposite Calvin Johnson. Burleson could be a solid low-end WR3, must-start WR4 or flex option if he is able to secure a starting job.
Lions | Dylan Gandy sees first-team work
Detroit Lions C Dylan Gandy saw first-team reps during organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 22. He has a chance to replace the departed OL Stephen Peterman (Jets), but he'll need to hold off draft pick OG Larry Warford during preseason and training camp.
Lions | Jason Fox, Riley Reiff work on first unit
Lions | Chris Greenwood practices
Lions | Reggie Bush returns punts in OTAs
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush was used as a punt returner during organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 22. WR Terrence Austin, WR Patrick Edwards, RB Steven Miller, WR Mike Thomas and WR Cody Wilson also took turns returning punts.
FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners would definitely like to see Bush off punt returns, as it is just extra chance he can become injured. Nothing is engraved in stone just yet, and Bush will still be an outstanding fantasy option, especially in PPR (points per receptions) leagues.
Giants | Only two draft picks remain unsigned
Giants | Four still rehabbing
New York Giants C David Baas (undisclosed), OG Chris Snee (hip), CB Terrell Thomas (knee) and LB Jacquian Williams (knee) did not take part in team drills during organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 22. They are still rehabbing, and participated only in individual drills.
Giants | Spencer Paysinger among starting LBs
New York Giants LBs Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger and Keith Rivers were the starting linebackers during organized team activities (OTAs) Wednesday, May 22, with LBs Dan Connor, Aaron Curry and Etienne Sabino lining up with the second unit.
Giants | Aaron Curry admits previous lack of motivation
New York Giants LB Aaron Curry admitted that the money he earned as a high draft pick changed him and he lost his motivation, ultimately leading to his trade from the Seattle Seahawks. "Early in my career, I was just selfish and self-centered," Curry said Wednesday, May 22. "I was more about me than I was the Seahawks at the time. I was more focused on my own desires versus the franchise and the team. It was immaturity, and I'm glad I got past that stage."
Vikings | Never asked Jared Allen to restructure
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen said Wednesday, May 22, that the team never asked him to restructure his current deal. He is in a contract year, and he is due to make $14,280,612 in base salary this season, with a cap number over $17 million. "You use the word restructure and that to me makes it feel like they'd want me to take a pay cut. And if anybody asked me to take a pay cut, I'd be through the first door out of there. So no. We haven't talked one iota," Allen said.
Giants | Justin Tuck not thinking about future
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck, a free agent at season's end, said Wednesday, May 22, that he wasn't thinking about his future with the team, or how he might fit under the salary cap in 2014. "Do I think about that?" Tuck asked. "Why would I? I just go out and do my job. I'm old enough to know better. You can't control it and if you try, it just gets worse."
Giants | Increased reps for other WRs
New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks were missing at organized team activities Wednesday, May 22, over contract disputes, so QB Eli Manning was working with WRs Jerrel Jernigan, Louis Murphy and Rueben Randle during the session.
Giants | Hakeem Nicks unhappy with contract
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks did not show up to practice Wednesday, May 22, because he is unhappy with his contract situation, a source indicated. Nicks did not violate any rules, since organized team activities (OTAs) are voluntary, but head coach Tom Coughlin was expecting him.
Giants | Ramses Barden to take physical
Cowboys | Two battling for No. 3 WR job
Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris is considered the front-runner for the No. 3 wide receiver job behind WRs Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, and it is believed WR Terrance Williams will need a strong training camp to supplant him.
Cowboys | Sean Lee looks healthy
Cowboys | Kevin Kowalski trying to work into mix
Dallas Cowboys C Kevin Kowalski has yet to line up at center during organized team activities (OTAs). He has worked the majority of the reps at right guard, as he tries to work his way back into the mix.
Cowboys | Robert Callaway might be sleeper on defense
49ers | Randy Moss not an option
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team isn't considering re-signing WR Randy Moss after learning that WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') tore his Achilles' Wednesday, May 22. Harbaugh said the team is intrigued with the depth of young receivers they have on roster, and they are looking forward to them stepping up to the task. WR A.J. Jenkins, the team's 2012 first-round pick, will have a chance to make an impact in his second year. Jenkins has spent the offseason adding muscle and working with QB Colin Kaepernick.
FANTASY TIP: Look out for Jenkins as a late-round pick this summer. With Crabtree out, it's possible he could become the team's No. 2 receiver behind Anquan Boldin if he beats out Mario Manningham. Kaepernick proved last year that he can make the receiving unit in San Fran valuable.
Raiders | Charles Woodson expects to play safety
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