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Good Sunday to you and I hope you're having a great Holiday Weekend. I'm in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon this weekend. But whether I'm in PDX or Tennessee as I usually am, we've got the News and Notes and some great now Football articles for you. Let's get to it.

J

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. CLE - Corey Coleman could be returner
2. WAS - RB Matt Jones' yards after contact lacking
3. CAR - WR Stephen Hill still recovering
4. DEN - Possible figures for Paxton Lynch
5. DET - WR T.J. Jones on the verge of a breakout?
6. WAS - Josh Doctson could make red-zone impact
7. WAS - Kirk Cousins talks up WR Jamison Crowder
8. NYJ - WR Devin Smith doubtful to start season
9. BUF - WR Marcus Easley doing well in rehab
10. BUF - Coach high on WR Greg Salas
11. ARI - RB Chris Johnson likes RB tandem
12. GB - WR Ty Montgomery's ankle improving
13. JAX - DE Malik Jackson enjoying new role
14. CIN - WR A.J. Green ready to carry offense

1. CLE - Corey Coleman could be returner

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com - Patrick Maks

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman is a candidate to return punts and kicks in his rookie season because of his great speed, short-area quickness and ability to make defenders miss, according to special teams coordinator Chris Tabor.

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Remember this when considering the rookie in leagues that reward points for return yards and/or return touchdowns. In addition to being a dangerous receiver, Coleman is likely to be the lead WR for the Browns in 2016.

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2. WAS - RB Matt Jones' yards after contact lacking

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones ranked 45th among running backs last season in yards after contact (1.44). He did improve in that area later in the season, averaging 1.68 yards after contact in the second half of the season.

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Jones is not quite "motorboat" worthy as a power back. Smaller backs like Ameer Abdullah (28th, 1.7), Ronnie Hillman (30th, 1.65) and Duke Johnson Jr. (32nd, 1.62) rank well above Jones. The league average for yards after contact per rush is 1.82 yards, so Jones clearly has a ton of room for improvement. By comparison, Thomas Rawls led the league with an average of 2.68 yards after contact per rush.

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3. CAR - WR Stephen Hill still recovering

Source: Panthers.com - Bryan Strickland

Carolina Panthers WR Stephen Hill (knee) only participated in some individual drills last week when the Panthers began organized team activities. Hill is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered last season. He doesn't want to rush his recovery, but Hill said he also wants to take his time. 'I'm just trying to do all I can with what they've given me to do, and then I'll just go from there.

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The story with Hill will likely always be "what might have been." Following in a line of Georgia Tech WRs that include Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, Hill has seen his pro career set back by injury and inconsistency. It would be a great story if Hill was able to turn things around, stay healthy and play up to his potential. It's a story we're not counting on being written.

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4. DEN - Possible figures for Paxton Lynch

Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch's four-year rookie contract is expected to earn him around $9.5 million. It was reported earlier that Lynch's agent believes a deal will be completed soon.

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There's no such thing as a rookie holdout anymore. The rookie salary cap means all rookies are slotted in order of the way they were picked. Last year's 26th overall pick, Ravens WR Breshad Perriman, signed a four-year $8.7 million deal with a $4.6 million signing bonus. Lynch will get a bump for being a QB and because the cap has gone up slightly. He's the last of the Broncos rookie draft class to sign, but there's not going to be any hangup. Lynch is competing with Mark Sanchez to be the team's starting QB in 2016.

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5. DET - WR T.J. Jones on the verge of a breakout?

Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was 'one of the obvious stars' in a recent organized team activity on Thursday, May 26, and has earned praised from head coach Jim Caldwell and QB Matthew Stafford for his offseason work.

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A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft out of Notre Dame, Jones hasn't done much as a pro. He missed all of his rookie season due to a shoulder injury, and in 2015 he was targeted 18 times catching 10 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown. We'll be watching him in our super-deep dynasty leagues.

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6. WAS - Josh Doctson could make red-zone impact

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson can be a great weapon in the red zone for the Redskins, according to QB Kirk Cousins. 'It's very natural for him to go up and catch [the contested pass],' Cousins said. 'He can run well. He has got great size. Having a guy like Josh could also be a great weapon in the red zone.'

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We could see that. Doctson was used to getting targeted heavily during his college career at Wyoming then TCU. He's a "plus-possession" receiver who is fearless when running routes over the middle. Doctson has great "my ball" mentality and he can win at the point of the catch regularly. As a rookie, Doctson will be competing for targets behind outside starters DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

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7. WAS - Kirk Cousins talks up WR Jamison Crowder

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Washington Redskins WRs Jamison Crowder will come into his second season with more confidence and common sense, according to QB Kirk Cousins. Cousins said Crowder has a natural sense of how to get open, knows how to run different routes, has great natural hands and can break away after the catch.

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A fourth-round pick out of Duke in the 2015 NFL draft, Crowder had a productive rookie season for Washington. He snared 59 catches for 604 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games. Crowder is quick and can get open against tight coverage. His numbers should dip this year with the addition of first-round WR Josh Doctson (TCU). We still have a lot of love for Crowder in dynasty leagues.

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8. NYJ - WR Devin Smith doubtful to start season

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets WR Devin Smith (knee) is considered doubtful to start the regular season and will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Smith continues to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament and subsequent surgery.

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This is the book on Smith. He's super fast and can get open deep....but he's also a player who is rarely healthy...and even when he is healthy he drops too many passes. Even in deep dynasty leagues, we're not holding out much hope for Smith's pro career.

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9. BUF - WR Marcus Easley doing well in rehab

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) is making good progress in his rehab but there is still no official timetable for his return, according to wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

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We're still shocked that Easley is on the Bills roster. It seems like he's been there forever. A fourth-round pick out of UCONN in 2010, Easley has only three catches for 71 yards and one touchdown in his entire 42-game pro career.

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10. BUF - Coach high on WR Greg Salas

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills WR Greg Salas is a player the team expects to make another step in his progression and be a reliable part of the offense, according to wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

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We'll believe it when we see it on Sunday in the regular season. Salas has some quickness and sharpness to his routes, but he hasn't done much bouncing around the league.

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11. ARI - RB Chris Johnson likes RB tandem

Source: ArizonaSports.com - Craig Grialou

Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson said he believes he and RB David Johnson can be the best running back tandem in the NFL. David Johnson said Chris Johnson has helped him become a more patient running back.

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Chris Johnson still has the speed to be dangerous when given a crease, but second-year pro David Johnson is set to be the team's lead back. At this time, David Johnson has a current ADP of RB4 (1.08) in 12-team PPR leagues while Chris Johnson is considered RB57 (14.02).

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12. GB - WR Ty Montgomery's ankle improving

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Lori Nickel

Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) said he has been pain free since having surgery on his ankle, and his flexibility has been making consistent progress. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he has no 'long-term' concerns about Montgomery's ankle.

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Montgomery has fine athleticism and can make defenders miss after the catch. A third-round pick out of Stanford last year, Montgomery is set to compete for the WR3 job with the Packers behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

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13. JAX - DE Malik Jackson enjoying new role

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Hays Carlyon

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Malik Jackson said he is enjoying the freedom he has in head coach Gus Bradley's defense that relies on the three-technique tackle providing constant interior pressure.

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After paying Jackson a $85 million contract, the Jaguars are going to let him loose against the passer. He was a strong edge rusher for the Broncos last year, but his six sacks in 2015 could be doubled this year with his new team.

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14. CIN - WR A.J. Green ready to carry offense

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he knows that the offense is only going to go as far as he and QB Andy Dalton can take it in 2016.

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Good thing he's ready, because that's what the Bengals are going to need him to do. Not only did they lose Marvin Jones (Lions) and Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) in free agency, but star TE Tyler Eifert may miss some games to start the season due to ankle surgery.

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We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J