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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. SEA - RB Marshawn Lynch won't return
2. NE - QB Tom Brady won't reach settlement
3. HOU - RB Lamar Miller to be dual threat
4. DET - TE Eric Ebron sat out OTAs
5. TB - RB Storm Johnson ready to silence doubters
6. GB - QB Aaron Rodgers changes diet
7. MIA - WR Wes Welker at Miami's OTAs
8. MIA - RB Dan Herron works out with Miami
9. SD - RB Melvin Gordon on the field Monday
10. SD - RB Branden Oliver looking good
11. ARI - JJ Nelson more comfortable
12. DEN - CB Aqib Talib released from hospital
13. GB - TE Jared Cook's injury not a concern
14. HOU - WR DeAndre Hopkins, Osweiler progressing
15. NYG - WR Victor Cruz shows burst
16. JAX - Allen Roobinson works on side
17. JAX - RB Chris Ivory not at workout
18. HOU - DE J.J. Watt returns to practice
19. JAX - Dante Fowler happy with recovery
20. GB - OLB Clay Matthews not practicing
21. SF - Niners QBs similar says Chip Kelly
22. WAS - WR DeSean Jackson shows up to OTAs
23. MIA - RB Jay Ajayi wants to be more consistent
24. PHI - RB Darren Sproles reports for minicamp
25. PHI - Coach sees WR Jordan Matthews as slot WR
26. DET - TE Brandon Pettigrew to miss start of camp
27. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah will be ready for camp
28. MIA - WR DeVante Parker limited again
29. MIN - S Harrison Smith signs rich deal

1. SEA - RB Marshawn Lynch won't return

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Retired RB Marshawn Lynch confirmed that he won't be returning to play for the Seattle Seahawks. 'I'm retired. Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I'm done. I'm not playing football anymore,' Lynch said.

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He's done....maybe. Lynch is one of our favorite players to ever play in the NFL, but he's a beat of a different drummer guy and could end up changing his mind on a whim. Unfortunately, we may have seen the last of Lynch.

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2. NE - QB Tom Brady won't reach settlement

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has had no settlement talks about his four-game suspension, and commissioner Roger Goodell said the courts will make their decision.

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Like sands through the hourglass of time, DeflateGate continues. We hope to get a resolution to this at some point in the future. Right now, Brady is suspended four games to start the season and fantasy owners need to adjust Patriots projections due to that.

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3. HOU - RB Lamar Miller to be dual threat

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller is slated for a versatile role as an inside and outside runner, and he figures to be a healthy part of the passing game.

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Miller has been a top-10 fantasy RB each of the last two years, but we don't think he's yet played up to his full potential. That's exciting when you consider the role and workload he's likely to have in his first season with the Texans. We won't be surprised if Miller finishes the year as a top-5 fantasy RB and the fantasy community feels that way as well. Miller has a current ADP of RB7 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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4. DET - TE Eric Ebron sat out OTAs

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (undisclosed) did not participate in OTAs because of an undisclosed injury.

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It's make-or-break time for Ebron with the Lions. The guy will forever be remembered as the player they drafted over WR Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014, and Ebron has done little to impress during his time in the pros. He needs to get healthy, stay healthy and prove that he can be an impact player for the team. Call us doubtful in this matter.

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5. TB - RB Storm Johnson ready to silence doubters

Source: PewterReport.com - Hannah Holjes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Storm Johnson said he isn't taking his opportunity with the Buccaneers lightly, and he said being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars has only fueled his fire for the game.

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Johnson is fired up, but fantasy owners can look elsewhere for sleeper RBs this year. He's a jack-of-all-trades RB, and he can be effectively used as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. However, Johnson lacks the juice/explosion/electricity needed to be dangerous in those areas of his game. He'll compete with guys like Mike James and rookie Peyton Barber for the RB3 spot behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims.

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6. GB - QB Aaron Rodgers changes diet

Source: USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin - Ryan Wood

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he has removed dairy from his diet in hopes that it will help him stay healthy and extend his career. He said he weighs around 218 pounds at this point, which is his lightest weight since 2007.

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Isn't that against the law in Wisconsin? Whatever it takes to stay healthy and extend his career. After football, Rodgers will have plenty of time to chug cartons of milk like a pledge drinking his first beer if he wants.

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7. MIA - WR Wes Welker at Miami's OTAs

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Rams) attended the Miami Dolphins' organized team activities Monday, June 6, but head coach Adam Gase said the team is not looking to sign Welker.

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Welker is likely done playing in the NFL. His playing career was shortened by concussion problems he had with the Broncos. During his time in Denver, Welker worked well in the Gase system. Gase said Welker is familiar with his offense and could help the receivers on the roster.

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8. MIA - RB Dan Herron works out with Miami

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Free-agent RB Dan Herron (Colts) worked out with the Miami Dolphins Monday, June 6.

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The Dolphins have spent most of this offseason trying to find more help at the RB position. If signed, Herron would only be for depth as he would be unlikely to challenge Jay Ajayi or rookie Kenyan Drake for the starting job.

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9. SD - RB Melvin Gordon on the field Monday

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) participated in a few snaps during organized team activities Monday, June 6, and looked more active than he did last week.

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That's a good sign for the young runner. The Chargers are likely to use a RBBC this year with Gordon and Danny Woodhead. Gordon is still recovering from microfracture surgery that he had earlier this year. The plan is for him to be near full strength for the start of training camp.

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10. SD - RB Branden Oliver looking good

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver (toe) was able to make cuts during organized team activities Monday, June 6, and does not appear to be bothered by the toe injury that ended his 2015 season early.

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Oliver can be a spot starter for the Chargers if needed. He can help lighten the workload of Melvin Gordon as the second-year pro continues to recover from microfracture knee surgery from earlier this year.

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11. ARI - JJ Nelson more comfortable

Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss

Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson said he's not thinking about the game anymore because he knows what he's doing. Nelson believes his increased comfort and an improved skill set will enable him to come into a game and not feel like there's a drop-off with fellow receivers.

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Nelson's got the speed to take the top off the defense in a hurry. At this time, he's buried on the Cardinals depth chart behind Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown. With Fitzgerald and Floyd in the final year of their contracts, Nelson's future with the team looks like it could have more work.

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12. DEN - CB Aqib Talib released from hospital

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) was released from the hospital Monday, June 6. Ideally, Talib will arrive in Denver Tuesday, June 7, or Wednesday, June 8.

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Mandatory minicamp begins for the Broncos this week, and it will be interesting to see if Talib talks to the media. After another incident involving a firearm, Talib is likely to face discipline from the NFL. However, the legal process will have to run its course and then the league may consider a fine or suspension for the oft-troubled corner.

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13. GB - TE Jared Cook's injury not a concern

Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette - Pete Dougherty

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) is not expected to have long-term issues with his foot injury, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Cook does not have a timetable for a return yet, but doctors do feel good about his return.

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Good news for the Packers here. Rarely does GM Ted Thompson make such a move in free agency, but Cook could play a big role in their high-powered passing attack. Having a TE who is a weapon has not been at QB Aaron Rodgers disposal in some time, and Cook could be that guy. He's never really played up to his potential, but the opportunity is there this season.

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14. HOU - WR DeAndre Hopkins, Osweiler progressing

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler and WR DeAndre Hopkins have progressed in their chemistry, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, who said both players are working extremely hard.

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Hopkins appears to be QB-proof, so even if or when Osweiler struggles we should still see the star WR have plenty of fantasy relevance.

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15. NYG - WR Victor Cruz shows burst

Source: The Bergen Record - Art Stapleton

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) performed full speed acceleration drills with a trainer Monday, June 6, and showed some burst in doing so.

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We're hopeful to see Cruz return to his old form eventually. Call us cautiously optimistic. The goal is still for him to return by training camp.

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16. JAX - Allen Roobinson works on side

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

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) worked on a side field during organized team activities Monday, June 6.

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Hamstring injuries are known to linger if not allowed to heal fully. The Jaguars will monitor their star WR as he deals with this. We have a feeling that by training camp this hamstring injury will be a non-issue.

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17. JAX - RB Chris Ivory not at workout

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

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (undisclosed) was not present for organized team activities Monday, June 6.

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Ivory is going to play a big part on their offense. He'll be splitting time with T.J. Yeldon this season, and the split may be close to 50/50. We imagine he'll be back at OTAs in the near future.

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18. HOU - DE J.J. Watt returns to practice

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) returned to practice Monday, June 6, after undergoing groin and core surgery this offseason.

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Watt should be good to go by training camp. We're sure the team is taking it easy on him. Watt's play this year could once again propel the Texans into the postseason.

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19. JAX - Dante Fowler happy with recovery

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

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler (knee) said he is happy with how his rehab has gone and believes he is playing faster each day.

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We can't wait to see him on the field rushing the passer. A knee injury caused Fowler to miss his entire rookie season in 2015, but all signs have been positive about his recovery. Fowler has been able to participate in every offseason workout.

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20. GB - OLB Clay Matthews not practicing

Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette - Pete Dougherty

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (undisclosed) is not participating in organized team activities Monday, June 6.

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Not a huge concern here...especially because the reason for missing practice is undisclosed. Matthews is moving back to OLB this year where he should once again be a pass-rushing force for the Packers defense.

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21. SF - Niners QBs similar says Chip Kelly

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are on similar ground, according to head coach Chip Kelly. 'I think they're similar,' Kelly told KGMZ-FM. 'They have a similar skill set. They're both 6-foot-4-plus. They both can really run, which will help keep plays alive. Obviously we're not a quarterback-run offense, but if the quarterback can run, you can use a little of that to your advantage. And they both have extremely strong arms. So, from a skill set standpoint, the two of them are kind of cut out of the same mold.'

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They're similar because they've both struggled in the pros too. Gabbert is the frontrunner at this time as Kaepernick recovers from three offseason surgeries. We're not excited by most of this 49ers offense, and neither QB makes for an enticing fantasy option.

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22. WAS - WR DeSean Jackson shows up to OTAs

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is with the team for the third week of organized team activities after skipping the first two weeks. His absence wasn't that big of a surprise this year, as Jackson has skipped voluntary practices in previous years.

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Jackson stays away during voluntary minicamps, but he shows up for mandatory work. In the final year of his deal with Washington, it will be interesting to see if Jackson can stay healthy and put up better numbers than he did last year. In 2015, Jackson missed five games and set career lows for targets (49), receptions (30) and yards (528). We see him as a high-upside WR3 or flex play for fantasy owners, and he has a current ADP of WR37 (8.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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23. MIA - RB Jay Ajayi wants to be more consistent

Source: ESPN.com - James Walker

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said he has been working on being more consistent as a runner this offseason by trying to be more patient and elusive with the ball. The Dolphins are expected to spread defenses out in 2016 in hopes of finding more openings for Ajayi and the other running backs.

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The Dolphins offense gets us excited for the 2016 season with head coach Adam Gase calling the shots...or should we say the passing game looks to be an intriguing field for fantasy owners. The rushing attack is a huge question mark at this time. Ajayi will split time with rookie Kenyan Drake in a RBBC, and the Dolphins may be the team who adds RB Arian Foster later this year. We'll feel better about his prospects once we get into the preseason and see exactly how this RB situation is shaping up.

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24. PHI - RB Darren Sproles reports for minicamp

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles reported for the start of mandatory minicamp Monday, June 6, after missing all of the organized team activities.

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Sproles said he missed the workouts because of family issues and that the team knew about them. He said reports that he was looking for a new contract or to be traded were false.

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25. PHI - Coach sees WR Jordan Matthews as slot WR

Source: NJ.com - Eliot Shorr-Parks

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews appears to play better as a slot receiver as opposed to lining up on the outside, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

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Matthews played as the slot receiver under Chip Kelly, and it seems like that may be his spot now that Pederson has taken over at head coach. He has great hands, and Matthews can cut off his routes with precision on underneath routes. If he does play the slot, that means guys like Nelson Agholor and Rueben Randle will be featured on the outside.

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26. DET - TE Brandon Pettigrew to miss start of camp

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) will not be ready for the start of training camp because of his knee injury, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

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Pettigrew is a big-bodied blocker for the Lions, and his status for the start of the regular season is in question. He's not much of a fantasy factor, but keep an eye on this situation if you're going to invest in the Lions rushing game.

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27. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah will be ready for camp

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) will be ready for the start of training camp, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

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Abdullah needs to prove that he can be durable and be more than a change-of-pace back. The Lions are prepared to make him a larger part of the offense if he can hold up. They'll continue to use Theo Riddick as a receiving back, and second-year pro Zach Zenner could cut into Abdullah's workload. Abdullah has a current ADP of RB31 (7.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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28. MIA - WR DeVante Parker limited again

Source: Sun-Sentinel - Omar Kelly

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) is not practicing for the second consecutive week and continues to do rehab work. Head coach Adam Gase said it's precautionary.

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That's a good move for the Dolphins. Parker can be a stud fantasy WR under Gase. His ball-tracking ability and concentration could make him a great deep target for the Dolphins in 2016. He could easily outperform his ADP of WR31 (6.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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29. MIN - S Harrison Smith signs rich deal

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith signed a five-year, $51.25 million deal Monday, June 6, which makes him the highest-paid safety in the league. He received a $10 million signing bonus, $28.578 million guaranteed and a three-year average of $10.75 million.

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This deal now makes Smith the highest-paid safety in the league--and for good reason. He's a playmaker when it comes to run or pass defense. Smith arrives at the play with nasty intentions, and he has no problem playing close to the line of scrimmage to stuff the run. He also has the ability to make plays in coverage and can get his hands on an interception from time to time. This is a good deal for both sides.

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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