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Good Thursday to you. Training Camps are ON and we couldn't be happier. We've got a full slate of our Footballguys Faceoffs for you today where we pit two FBG Staffers against each other as they argue the pros and cons of a player. Plus new Articles and of course the News and Notes you need. Let's get to it.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. DAL - RB Ezekiel Elliott should return soon
2. TB - TE Cameron Brate the starter
3. NFL - QB Nick Foles expected to decide soon
4. DAL - QB Josh McCown may be option for Cowboys
5. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman out with foot injury
6. WAS - WR Josh Doctson in a boot
7. NYG - WR Victor Cruz coming along
8. NYG - WR Sterling Shepard stands out
9. CLE - Robert Griffin III helped out by QB Josh McCown
10. BUF - WR Sammy Watkins near return to field
11. LA - QB Case Keenum begins camp as starter
12. NYG - TE Matt LaCosse in mix to start
13. DEN - RB Ronnie Hillman back at practice
14. GB - QB Brett Hundley may miss practice
15. GB - RB James Starks expected to practice
16. TEN - WR Kendall Wright off to solid start
17. CLE - WR Corey Coleman has chemistry with QB
18. JAX - WR Marqise Lee misses another practice
19. NYJ - Limited practice for RB Matt Forte
20. JAX - Coach happy with DT Malik Jackson's weight
21. JAX - TE Julius Thomas practices Wednesday
22. CHI - ILB Danny Trevathan out with knee injury
23. CHI - WR Alshon Jeffery doesn't finish practice
24. PHI - QB Carson Wentz has been inconsistent
25. PHI - QB Sam Bradford impressing in camp
26. NYG - Odell Beckham could practice Thursday
27. MIN - RB Adrian Peterson will practice
28. JAX - ILB Myles Jack running with ones
29. SD - Still no talks with DE Joey Bosa, Bolts
30. BAL - RB Trent Richardson could return to Ravens
31. SF - QB Colin Kaepernick holding his own
32. NE - RB LeGarrette Blount fighting for spot
33. DEN - WR Demaryius Thomas playing lighter
34. ATL - QB Matt Ryan's practice picks a non-issue

1. DAL - RB Ezekiel Elliott should return soon

Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined for about a week because of his hamstring injury, according to a source.

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Elliott is going to be the centerpiece of the Cowboys offense, so the team is wisely approaching this--what appears to be mild--injury. We may not see the rookie RB until the second week of the preseason with the timetable for return. However, we should see plenty of him before the start of the regular season so long as the injury isn't aggravated.

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2. TB - TE Cameron Brate the starter

Source: 620 WDAE Tampa - Rick Stroud

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate is the starting tight end over TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins because Brate is making plays and has improved his run blocking.

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It's time to start wondering if Seferian-Jenkins is trade bait, as he appears to still be in Dirk Koetter's doghouse. Brate should be on your radar as a late-round sleeper tight end.

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3. NFL - QB Nick Foles expected to decide soon

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Rams) is considering a few options and is expected to make a decision by Wednesday, Aug. 3, or Thursday, Aug. 4, according to a source.

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There are reportedly a few teams interested in the veteran back. Foles may want to compete for a starting job, but perhaps a reserve spot behind Tony Romo with the Cowboys would suit his fancy. We'll know soon enough.

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4. DAL - QB Josh McCown may be option for Cowboys

Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown may be a trade target for the Dallas Cowboys since they are looking for a backup quarterback, in the opinion of ESPN's Ed Werder.

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McCown should also be a trade target for the Broncos with their Super Bowl window and no one separating in the early quarterback battle, but that is unlikely. The Browns might want to keep McCown because he has been having a great effect on Robert Griffin III in his comeback bid.

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5. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman out with foot injury

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (foot) rolled his foot Tuesday, Aug. 2, but is doing fine and should return to practice in a 'limited fashion' Thursday, Aug. 4, or Friday, Aug. 5, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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As long as Coleman returns when expected, this shouldn't be an issue. He wasn't able to stay healthy for long last year, so hopefully this is only time we see him on the injury report this summer. He has been having a great camp by most accounts, including big improvements as a receiver.

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6. WAS - WR Josh Doctson in a boot

Source: CSNWashington.com - Rich Tandler

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is wearing a boot Wednesday, Aug. 3, but he hasn't suffered a setback. According to the team, it's just a rest day.

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Doctson's early impact is going to be muted by his extended absence, and it is fair to ask if he'll have enough impact to matter in fantasy leagues to make him draftable in typical leagues. His talent is enticing and he's in a good passing game, but it's hard to advocate spending a pick on Doctson unless we see him in pads.

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7. NYG - WR Victor Cruz coming along

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) is coming along slowly in his return from a serious knee injury. He caught his first pass of the summer in 11-on-11 drills Tuesday, Aug. 2. He is slowly making progress.

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Cruz is highly unlikely to ever be the player he was before his patellar tendon tear, but he is on track to make the team as long as he doesn't have a setback.

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8. NYG - WR Sterling Shepard stands out

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard stood out in practice Tuesday, Aug. 2, working with the first-team offense. He did well on offense, but didn't fare so well in the kickoff return drill. 'I didn't like his kickoff return drill,' head coach Ben McAdoo said. 'As a receiver, I think that he played strong (Tuesday).'

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The stories on Shepard have been unanimously positive from the moment he was drafted by the Giants. He's worth a pick in the 7th/8th round as an upside flex/bench wide receiver. The Giants haven't had a consistent #2 opposite Odell Beckham and the offense will remain pass-heavy, so Shepard's upside is unknown.

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9. CLE - Robert Griffin III helped out by QB Josh McCown

Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has improved by 'leaps and bounds' as a leader, partly due to veteran QB Josh McCown guiding him, head coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday, Aug. 2. 'A lot of him getting better has to do with Josh McCown,' Jackson said. 'Josh McCown has really done a great job of spending time with him and mentoring him … to try and make the biggest jump that he can. Our quarterback room is a special place right now.'

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Griffin is going to get every chance to fail before the Browns turn to McCown. He's worth a late pick as an upside quarterback play because of his running ability and the chances that the Browns are playing from behind more than they are nursing leads with the running game.

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10. BUF - WR Sammy Watkins near return to field

Source: NFL.com - Vic Carucci

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is nearing a return to the practice field after recovering from foot surgery. The team is targeting Monday, Aug. 8, for his first practice.

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If Watkins can get back on the field and suffer no setbacks through the first week or two, he could get back into consideration in the early third round, if not late second. The ride is bumpy with his propensity to get hurt, but Watkins has strong WR1 upside in any given week when healthy.

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11. LA - QB Case Keenum begins camp as starter

Source: The Associated Press

Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum ran the first-team offense Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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We don't think it will take long for no.1 overall pick QB Jared Goff to take over with the Rams. Goff has reportedly been impressive during the early portion of camp, and we could see him named the starter sometime later this month. Fantasy owners should only consider the rookie gunslinger as a QB3. Dynasty players should see shades of a young Tony Romo (Cowboys) in Goff's game.

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12. NYG - TE Matt LaCosse in mix to start

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants TE Matt LaCosse was impressive in the spring, earning first-team snaps in practice, and he continues to get them in training camp. He has worked his way into a three-man race for the starting tight end job with TEs Larry Donnell and Will Tye.

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Chances are at least two players will play a role at tight end for the Giants, and there won't be a reliable fantasy play unless at least one of them gets hurt. Stay away in drafts.

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13. DEN - RB Ronnie Hillman back at practice

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (back) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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Hillman was back at practice, but he didn't do a whole lot. He seemed to get swallowed up too often while other RBs like C.J. Anderson or Devontae Booker made good runs. He led the team in rushing last year, but Hillman is no lock for the 53-man roster this year.

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14. GB - QB Brett Hundley may miss practice

Source: NFL.com

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley (undisclosed) is considered questionable for practice Wednesday, Aug. 3, because of an injury he suffered during practice Monday, Aug. 1.

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Because the injury is undisclosed, we'll have to wait and see how to react to this news. Know that we are excited by Hundley in dynasty leagues.

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15. GB - RB James Starks expected to practice

Source: NFL.com

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (undisclosed) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3, after he missed practice Monday, Aug. 1, because of an undisclosed reason, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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Starks is an important handcuff for Eddie Lacy's fantasy owners. Lacy is in better shape this year, but he's a back who has been known to get banged up with his physical running style. Starks is currently going off the board at RB54 (13.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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16. TEN - WR Kendall Wright off to solid start

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Kuharsky

Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright has been working as the slot receiver with the first-team offense during the early part of training camp and has made several solid catches during practice.

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He tweaked his hamstring in practice earlier this week, but the injury was considered minor. Even though he's off to a solid start, we just can't get excited about the WRs in Tennessee. The Titans are going to run the ball as much as possible with their 'exotic smashmouth' backfield featuring DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry. If healthy (Wright has missed six games over the last two years), we could only recommend the veteran as a WR6 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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17. CLE - WR Corey Coleman has chemistry with QB

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman has shown good chemistry with QB Robert Griffin III during the early part of training camp. The two have connected on deep passes as well as in the red zone for touchdowns. Griffin and Coleman worked out together during the offseason.

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Griffin had one of the best deep balls coming out of Baylor in 2012...and Coleman has some of the best speed coming out of Baylor in 2016. It's no surprise the two would establish this early connection. Fantasy owners should consider Coleman the likely replacement for Travis Benjamin (Chargers), and the rookie could post WR4 numbers this year. When Josh Gordon returns from his four-game suspension, Coleman should take a back seat in the pecking order.

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18. JAX - WR Marqise Lee misses another practice

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 3. It was the fifth consecutive practice he missed.

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Lee has seen his pro career set back by injuries and inconsistency. This latest injury is just another thing to prevent him from playing up to his potential. We should see Rashad Greene emerge as the team's no.3 WR behind Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.

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19. NYJ - Limited practice for RB Matt Forte

Source: SNY - Ralph Vacchiano

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) did not participate in team drills Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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Forte is a seasoned veteran, so there's no need to rush him back here. The team is likely to use him in some form of RBBC with Bilal Powell so that Forte can stay fresh during the season.

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20. JAX - Coach happy with DT Malik Jackson's weight

Source: Jaguars.com - John Oehser

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Malik Jackson lost 13 pounds between the end of offseason workouts and training camp, and defensive coordinator Todd Wash is happy with Jackson's current weight.

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Jackson was a highly-disruptive player for the Broncos last year--especially in Super Bowl 50. We should see him carry that momentum over to this season with his new team.

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21. JAX - TE Julius Thomas practices Wednesday

Source: Jaguars.com - John Oehser

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3, despite suffering an ankle injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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All things are coming up Jags as Thomas is already back to practicing. He's incredibly talented (and an obvious TE1 for fantasy owners), but Thomas has never played a full 16-game season in his pro career.

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22. CHI - ILB Danny Trevathan out with knee injury

Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan (knee) did not finish practice because of a knee injury Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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No word on the severity right now. Trevathan was added in free agency earlier this offseason, and he's got the ability to contribute as a key starter for the Bears defense because of his tackling and coverage ability.

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23. CHI - WR Alshon Jeffery doesn't finish practice

Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (undisclosed) did not finish practice because of muscle tightness Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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We'll see if Jeffery can get back in action in the near future. Right now, this ailment doesn't sound too serious.

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24. PHI - QB Carson Wentz has been inconsistent

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has been inconsistent during training camp and is not a threat to beat out QB Sam Bradford for the starting job, in the opinion of The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

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It's no shock to hear about the rookie's struggles. We should see him struggle but learn to get better during what should be a redshirt season for Wentz. Bradford is the likely starter early on, but if he struggles then we may see Wentz enter the lineup later in the year.

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25. PHI - QB Sam Bradford impressing in camp

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford appears comfortable with the playbook and is ahead of where he was last season at this point, in the opinion of The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

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Bradford is going to be running the Doug Pederson offense, so from a fantasy perspective he's not exactly going to be filling the air with footballs. We see him as a QB3 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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26. NYG - Odell Beckham could practice Thursday

Source: ESPN.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (leg) is progressing and could return to practice as early as Thursday, Aug. 4, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.

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On Wednesday, Beckham worked on the side for a second consecutive day because of a leg injury sustained earlier in camp. We have confidence the Giants will bring him back at the right time.

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27. MIN - RB Adrian Peterson will practice

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hamstring) will participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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This is a great sign that Peterson's hamstring injury wasn't a big deal and as long as he practices without incident for the rest of camp, we shouldn't worry too much about his ability to hold up this year.

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28. JAX - ILB Myles Jack running with ones

Source: Jaguars.com

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Myles Jack is working with the first-team defense Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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Jack should be an instant hit, as the knee concerns that dropped him out of the first are more long-term. The Jaguars might have the fastest linebacker duo in the league in Jack and Telvin Smith.

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29. SD - Still no talks with DE Joey Bosa, Bolts

Source: ProFootballTalk.com

San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa didn't have contract talks Tuesday, Aug. 2. The team's first-round pick remains unsigned.

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It is perplexing that the Chargers won't just agree to Bosa's terms. He was the #3 pick in the draft and his compensation for the course of his first four years is basically set. The timing of his bonus payments and the terms if Bosa gets hurt or plays poorly enough to be released before the end of his rookie deal is not nearly as important as getting him in the mix right away.

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30. BAL - RB Trent Richardson could return to Ravens

Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Trent Richardson (Ravens) was cut to create a spot for a receiver, and the Baltimore Ravens could re-sign him.

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The Ravens did sign a running back after this item - size/speed Indiana product Stephen Houston. Perhaps they can re-sign Richardson later, but only because it doesn't appear any other team is going to show interest in him.

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31. SF - QB Colin Kaepernick holding his own

Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert have taken an equal amount of reps in practice with the first-team offense so far in training camp. Both have been sharper working with would-be starters than the second team. Head coach Chip Kelly noted the preseason games will be critical.

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Kaepernick's running ability would make him potentially the more valuable fantasy commodity of the two, but he would also short-circuit the fantasy profile of Torrey Smith and Vance McDonald unless he has come a long way as a passer. That he is staying with Gabbert is a good thing, but that staying Gabbert is a good thing for our view of Kaepernick shows just how far he has fallen.

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32. NE - RB LeGarrette Blount fighting for spot

Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount appears motivated in the opening days of training camp as he fights for a roster spot.

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Blount has the downside of being cut before the season, but his upside is a touchdown-scorer and game-finisher for a winning team that is worth a pick in the 9th-11th round range as a matchup RB2/flex.

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33. DEN - WR Demaryius Thomas playing lighter

Source: The Denver Post - Nicki Jhabvala

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas altered his diet during the offseason, shedding six pounds to improve his quickness and durability. His goal is to get down to 222 pounds, down from about 232 last season. 'I wanted to come back a little lighter so I can get through the season,' Thomas said. 'Hopefully it'll help with the injuries and everything, be quick on my feet, be in better shape. I think that'll help my game.'

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Thomas has WR1 upside as long as the Broncos get semi-competent quarterback play. That is not a sure thing, so it is understandable to look elsewhere in the late second/early third even though Thomas was a WR1 last year with less than stellar quarterback play.

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34. ATL - QB Matt Ryan's practice picks a non-issue

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan throwing interceptions in practice isn't a concern of head coach Dan Quinn. 'This is the time to try everything, whether is a different route or a different look,' Quinn said Tuesday, Aug. 2, after Ryan threw a virtual pick-six during the team period. 'It’s also an important part for the defense, too, to know how they get after the ball. For us, this is what this time is all about is getting the timing down and getting the routes right. Some of that happens in our training camp practice. But for us, it’s about the ball, we know that.'

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Ryan was being overdrafted as a low QB1 entering 2015, now he might be rated correctly as QB18. It's hard to justify taking him any higher, but if he falls out of the top 20 quarterbacks, he could be a slight value. Quarterback is deep enough this year that you don't need to reach for your QB1 or QB2.

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That'll do it for today, Folks.

Thanks for hanging out with us and sharing your season. We take that as a huge responsibility and will do all we can to help you win this year. Have a great Thursday and we'll see you tomorrow with the Udpate.

Peace,

J