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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. JAX - Jalen Ramsey injured
2. JAX - Jalen Ramsey's timetable uncertain
3. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick deadline soon?
4. KC - RB Jamaal Charles limited in OTAs
5. PHI - WR Jordan Matthews has rapport with Bradford
6. BAL - RB Lorenzo Taliaferro on the bubble
7. MIA - No concern with Laremy Tunsil
8. CAR - QB Cam Newton can still improve
9. NFL - S James Ihedigbo wants contender
10. DAL - WR Terrance Williams not worried
11. BUF - WR Andre Roberts visiting Bills

1. JAX - Jalen Ramsey injured

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey, the Jags' first-round pick, suffered a knee injury, according to a source. It's believed to be a small meniscus tear, but a second opinion is coming next week. If everything is fine, Ramsey could be back by the start of training camp.

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Why can't the Jacksonville Jaguars have nice things? As our own Jene Bramel said on Twitter regarding the second opinion the team is seeking: "Second opinion on Jalen Ramsey likely information gathering on whether to remove injured meniscus (3-4 wks) or repair (3-4 mos)." One is brutal, the other survivable. We hope it's the former, as we want to see him, Myles Jack and recently returned 2015 first round pick Dante Fowler on the field together.

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2. JAX - Jalen Ramsey's timetable uncertain

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey's (knee) timetable for recovery could be four to six weeks or four to six months, depending on the second opinion he receives, according to a source. Ramsey has two possible treatment options for his meniscus tear.

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As we mentioned earlier today, this lines up with what Footballguys own Dr. Jene Bramel predicted. We will be waiting to see how this works out and when we will see Ramsey on the field.

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3. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick deadline soon?

Source: NJ Advance Media - Dom Cosentino

The deadline for free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could be sooner than expected. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport posits that the first legitimate deadline is when the Jets' organized team activities start Tuesday, May 24.

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The Jets aren't budging, no matter how much some in the media feel they should. GM Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles seem willing to wait and have Fitzpatrick come down on his requests or roll with Geno Smith, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. Unless some other team starts sniffing around Fitzpatrick, there's no urgency right now. Who will blink? We're thinking Fitzpatrick, unless there is an injury.

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4. KC - RB Jamaal Charles limited in OTAs

Source: KCChiefs.com - B.J. Kissel

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be limited in organized team activities, according to head coach Andy Reid.

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They'll be cautious with him to make sure he's OK to go for the season and we see him as a borderline RB1/RB2 this year. After turning 30, we hope he can regain the form that had him lighting up fantasy leagues last season, but we aren't 100% sure it can happen. He remains a very productive and talented back.

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5. PHI - WR Jordan Matthews has rapport with Bradford

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews flew to Oklahoma in March to work with QB Sam Bradford, and Matthews is OK with Bradford's trade request earlier in the offseason. 'If I'm cool with it, then everybody should be cool with it,' Matthews said. 'Look, if I want to be here, and I'm happy with it, and we can go out there and just compete, that's all I want to focus on. That's all that matters.'

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Matthews led the team in targets (128), yards (997) and touchdowns (8) with Bradford under center, so we're sure he's happy to have him back. We think he could be a solid WR2 this year.

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6. BAL - RB Lorenzo Taliaferro on the bubble

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Clifton Brown

Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro may be on the roster bubble in training camp. His physical running style is something the team needs, but his health has been unreliable thus far.

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Lorenzo Taliaferro has good size to go along with that physical running style but as the piece says, he can't stay healthy. Playing just 16 games in two years, Taliaferro hasn't shown enough to stay on a roster that has become pretty deep at the position.

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7. MIA - No concern with Laremy Tunsil

Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil (ankle) is full-go for offseason activities despite a recent report that he has a pre-arthritic ankle condition. Executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said the Dolphins never had a concern about the rookie's ankle.

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Miami can sigh in relief. Tunsil is going to be a big upgrade for this line if he can keep his off-field chaos under control. That's good for Jay Ajayi, Ryan Tannehill and Jarvis Landry.

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8. CAR - QB Cam Newton can still improve

Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton still has an awful lot of room to grow, in the words of head coach Ron Rivera. 'As he continues to learn and understand more and more about offensive and defensive plays, his decision-making is going to be even better,' Rivera said. 'As long as he continues to stay healthy and keep getting better physically and work on his base fundamentals, I think the young man is going to get better.'

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The eight best player in Pro Football Focus' 101 Top Players list, Newton is still an unfinished product. His collapse near the end of the Super Bowl - as well as his press conference afterwards - show that. Still, he won a lot of Fantasy Championships last season and we expect him to continue to get better and better. He's a lock as a QB1 and could go as high as late first round in fantasy drafts.

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9. NFL - S James Ihedigbo wants contender

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Free-agent SS James Ihedigbo (Lions) isn't ready to retire from the NFL and wants to play for a team that is capable of winning right now.

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Well he didn't play well last season, starting just eight and doesn't add all that much to a secondary. Once camp starts he might find a home, but only as depth or a rotational player.

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10. DAL - WR Terrance Williams not worried

Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams is in the final year of his rookie contract, but he's focused on the upcoming season, not a possible extension or new team. 'Now, I'm just ready to be quiet and work and let my play speak for [itself],' Williams said. 'You can always talk [about] what you're going to do and then if it doesn't go as planned, it's like a slap to your face. So I'm just ready to work and just show my play.'

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We don't expect a ton from Williams if Dez Bryant is healthy, and it seems like his 52 catches for 840 yards could be his high water mark in Dallas - one we don't expect him to surpass in 2016. Consider him a WR6 or so this year.

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11. BUF - WR Andre Roberts visiting Bills

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Andre Roberts (Redskins) is visiting the Buffalo Bills Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20. He has two more visits scheduled after that.

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The Bills might need a camp body with Sammy Watkins hurt. Roberts would have a chance to stick though, as nobody beyond Watkins has shown enough to be assured of a roster spot or targets.

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

Peace,

J