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Hi Folks,

Welcome to Sunday. We hope you're having a great weekend as teams and players start gearing up for camp. It's a bit of the "calm before the storm" as players get their last bit summer freedom. We've still got some News and Notes so let's get to it.

J

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1. DAL - Jason Garrett fine with give up play calling
2. DAL - Jason Garrett not on hot seat
3. NYJ - WR Santonio Holmes unsure if he will start on PUP list
4. DAL - To monitor QB Tony Romo
5. CLE - Two likely to compete for No. 2 TE job
6. NYG - Have made offer to RB Vonta Leach
7. GB - Will have competition for No. 2 QB job
8. TB - Gabe Carimi to compete for RT job
9. SF - Two expected to come off PUP list early
10. SF - Four placed on NFI list
11. CLE - Two RBs could compete for one spot
12. TB - CB Johnthan Banks will have to earn starting job
13. MIA - DT Randy Starks reports to camp
14. CLE - CB Leon McFadden could start
15. SEA - Will be cautious with DE Chris Clemons
16. SF - See CB Eric Wright as low-risk addition

DAL - Jason Garrett fine with give up play calling

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he is fine with giving up the play calling to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan because he has been looking to get more involved with the defense and special teams. ďI made a very conscious effort over the last couple of years to coach the whole football team. I spent time with the defensive guys on their side of the practice field. I spent a lot of time in the defensive meetings and the special teams meetings. Iíve always done that. But just the mechanics of someone else calling the actual plays allows me to maybe take a different view of it. So youíll see that on the practice field. Thatís how we operated all throughout the offseason in our OTAs and our mini-camp, and it worked very smoothly for us, and weíll continue to do that,' Garrett said.

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Garrett was hand picked by Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones and this season he's certainly on the hot seat. His play calling duties were taken away and if the team doesn't make a postseason run in 2013 then Garrett could be in danger of losing his job.

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DAL - Jason Garrett not on hot seat

Source: ESPNDallas.com - Tim MacMahon

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said this year is not a make-or-break season for head coach Jason Garrett and that he has great confidence in Garrett and the direction the team is going.

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That's what he says right now as we are set to start training camp. The story could be much different if the Cowboys don't make a playoff run in 2013. The team has already taken away play calling duties from Garrett.

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NYJ - WR Santonio Holmes unsure if he will start on PUP list

Source: New York Daily News - Seth Walder

New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot) said he is not sure if he will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Holmes' status for week one is uncertain at this time. He may have to begin the season on the PUP list if he can't get healthy and show that he's ready. Holmes is still trying to recover from his grade 4 Lis Franc injury. We're advising fantasy owners to avoid Holmes at this time until we gain more clarity on his recovery.

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DAL - To monitor QB Tony Romo

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team will monitor QB Tony Romo's (back) throws in camp. He's coming off of back surgery and missed offseason workouts.

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Garrett said QB Tony Romo (back) will not be on a throw count during practices, but the team will check to see if he feels fine during the practices. The back surgery was considered minor and there have been no setbacks during Romo's recovery.

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CLE - Two likely to compete for No. 2 TE job

Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

Cleveland Browns TEs Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge will compete for the No. 2 tight end job during training camp. Barnidge worked with the starting offense when the team went to two-tight end sets during offseason workouts, but Davis has two years of starting experience.

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Barnidge is a seasoned veteran who has experience under new head coach Rob Chudzinski from their days together in Carolina. Davis is a huge target who can make a nice option in the red zone. It seems like Barnidge is the leader at this point.

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NYG - Have made offer to RB Vonta Leach

Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

The New York Giants have made a contract offer to free-agent FB Vonta Leach (Ravens), which is believed to be for one-year and at the veteran minimum.

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Leach is looking for a multi-year deal but has not received that type of offer yet. He could always go back to the Ravens if he wants to sign for the veteran minimum. The Dolphins also have interest in Leach.

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GB - Will have competition for No. 2 QB job

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo said the team will give QBs Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman even reps during training camp and allow them to compete for the No. 2 quarterback job.

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Harrell offers little as an emergency starter. His arm is weak and he struggles with decision making under pressure. Coleman has a rocket arm and can run play fakes effectively. We like Coleman's ability to quickly diagnose coverage but he needs to stop forcing passes. Harrell has more experience as Coleman is entering his second year.

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TB - Gabe Carimi to compete for RT job

Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will give OT Gabe Carimi the opportunity to compete with OT Demar Dotson for the starting right tackle job during training camp.

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Carimi failed as a right tackle with the Bears and will have to drastically improve his play with the Bucs if he wants to play there. The Bears were going to move him inside to right guard had he stayed with them.

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SF - Two expected to come off PUP list early

Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') and WR Kyle Williams (knee) are expected to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list early in training camp.

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Hunter will compete for the primary backup job behind Frank Gore. His primary competition will be second-year RB LaMichael James. Williams has a chance to win the WR2 job opposite Anquan Boldin. He'll compete with guys like A.J. Jenkins, Quinton Patton, and Mario Manningham for that spot.

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SF - Four placed on NFI list

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Sando

The San Francisco 49ers have placed RB Marcus Lattimore (knee), OT Luke Marquardt (foot), DE Cornellius Carradine (knee) and DE Quinton Dial (toe) on the Non-Football Injury list.

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Lattimore is the only player on this list that may not be asked to do much (if anything) during training camp. Carradine is coming back from a knee injury that cut his final season short at Florida State. Most expect that he'll be ready once the regular season begins.

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CLE - Two RBs could compete for one spot

Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

Cleveland Browns RBs Dion Lewis and Brandon Jackson may compete for one roster spot during training camp.

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We should see Montario Hardesty as the primary backup behind star RB Trent Richardson. Lewis and Jackson are likely competing for the final spot in the RB corps. Lewis is built lower to the ground and runs with good balance between the tackles. Jackson has more experience and can be used effectively as a receiver out of the backfield. This competition could come down to special teams play.

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TB - CB Johnthan Banks will have to earn starting job

Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Johnthan Banks will have to compete with several other cornerbacks including CBs Leonard Johnson and Danny Gorrer for the starting right cornerback job.

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We don't think that will be a problem for Banks. The talented rookie has a nice size/speed combination and showed the ability to cover. He's also not afraid to play close to the line of scrimmage and help out run defense.

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MIA - DT Randy Starks reports to camp

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins DT Randy Starks reported for the start of training camp even though he skipped offseason workouts because he would like a multi-year deal. The team does not appear willing to sign Starks to a long-term deal at this point.

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The Dolphins may decide to let Starks go in free agency in 2014. We could instead see a new long-term deal for fellow NT Paul Soliai. Next season they could kick DE Jared Odrick in side to take the spot of Starks.

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CLE - CB Leon McFadden could start

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com - Vic Carucci

Cleveland Browns rookie CB Leon McFadden has a good chance to win the starting job opposite of CB Joe Haden.

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Any CB starting opposite Haden will get plenty of passes thrown his way. McFadden was a standout player at San Diego State because of his ability to mirror receivers on underneath routes. He lacks true elite speed and may have difficulty covering deep.

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SEA - Will be cautious with DE Chris Clemons

Source: Seahawks.com - Clare Farnsworth

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Chris Clemons (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but the team will be cautious with his return because they want him to be healthy.

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The team has a deep group of pass rushers so they don't need to hurry Clemons back before he's healthy. Clemons feels that he'll be ready to go by the start of the regular season. We shouldn't see him do much in training camp or the preseason as he continues to rehab.

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SF - See CB Eric Wright as low-risk addition

Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

The San Francisco 49ers believe trading for CB Eric Wright is a low-risk acquisition because they will have to pay his $1.5 million salary only if he makes the final roster.

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Wright is a talented player but one that comes with plenty of off field baggage. Last Friday he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles. The Bucs were considering releasing Wright before they secured a late round pick for him from the 49ers.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being a part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the update.

Peace,

J