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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. DEN - QB Mark Sanchez named the starter?
2. SEA - RB Thomas Rawls will be eased back
3. BUF - RB Mike Gillislee expected to be No. 2
4. SF - All eyes will be on QB battle
5. LA - RB Todd Gurley ready for first full camp
6. GB - Richard Rodgers starter over TE Jared Cook?
7. TEN - WR Dorial Green-Beckham not in best shape
8. NFL - RB Ray Rice willing to give up salary
9. PHI - WR Nelson Agholor should start
10. BUF - Buffalo hasn't pursued RB Fred Jackson
11. CLE - WR Josh Gordon meets with commish
12. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald feels great
13. PHI - RB Ryan Mathews not a great fit in offense
14. SEA - WR Tyler Lockett could take step forward
15. SEA - QB Trevone Boykin remains No. 2 for now
16. SEA - TE Jimmy Graham won't be rushed back
17. SF - Josh Garnett might be cornerstone
18. LA - All eyes on QB Jared Goff
19. JAX - DE Greg Hardy visits Jaguars
20. BAL - Kamar Aiken not a projected starter
21. TEN - WR Harry Douglas could be cut
22. PHI - DE Connor Barwin could start
23. PHI - CB Eric Rowe to be No. 2 cornerback?
24. NYJ - Lots of rest for RB Matt Forte
25. MIN - Cordarrelle Patteron may not play much
26. NYJ - WR Quincy Enunwa set to be third receiver?
27. PIT - TE Matt Spaeth released by Steelers
28. MIN - RB Adrian Peterson has to adapt to shotgun
29. NFL - Eugene Monroe cites medical concerns
30. SEA - DE Michael Bennett enters camp unhappy
31. SEA - Germain Ifedi expected to start
32. SF - WR corps inexperienced in San Fran
33. SF - RB Bruce Miller could help out at TE
34. PHI - RB Wendell Smallwood to work on protection

1. DEN - QB Mark Sanchez named the starter?

Source: SIRIUS NFL Radio

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez was endorsed as the starting quarterback to the team by head coach Gary Kubiak, according to DT Sylvester Williams.

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We're expecting this outcome given the lack of experience that Trevor Siemian has and the rawness of Paxton lynch's game. We aren't sure he'll hold it all season, because this is Mark Sanchez we're talking about and he tends to find ways to lose jobs these days. Despite having two 1,000 yard receivers for the first time in his career, we still don't like him enough to recommend him as anything more than a QB3 at this point. We may see him climb ADP during camp but we continue to suggest caution given his history and the looming other options.

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2. SEA - RB Thomas Rawls will be eased back

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is making his way back from a fractured left ankle that included ligament damage in mid-December. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but he will be eased back into action. That will also give the coaching staff a closer look at rookie RBs Alex Collins and C.J. Prosise.

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Rawls is an RB2 mostly by virtue of being the guy left holding the rock when Marshawn Lynch retired on Twitter. He's no lock to hold the job and you can't exactly feel the confidence from Seattle when they draft not one, not two but three running backs in the 2016 draft. CJ Prosise is the darling of the rookie set but don't sleep on Alex Collins as well. Consider our RB2 ranking a "soft" ranking, and keep a close eye on Prosise/Collins this August.

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3. BUF - RB Mike Gillislee expected to be No. 2

Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee is expected to be the team's No. 2 running back even if the team signs another running back. The job is Gillislee's to lose.

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We don't expect this to stick, as Gillislee is a shaky runner. Jonathan Williams should leapfrog him in camp, but does it really matter as long as LeSean McCoy is healthy? Probably not. Take Gillislee or Williams as a handcuff late if you want them at all. This is McCoy's team and he is a solid RB2 with upside.

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4. SF - All eyes will be on QB battle

Source: ESPN.com - Michael Wagaman

San Francisco 49ers QBs Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick head into training camp battling for the starting job under center. Many in the organization feel Gabbert is a better fit in head coach Chip Kelly's offense, and he has a good grasp of the offseason.

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This entire situation just makes you feel ill. We do think Kaepernick could be a solid fit in Kelly's offense and find it hard to believe Gabbert is the real fit. That said, Kelly moves to the beat of his own drummer so either outcome is possible. Gabbert did look OK last year and had a solid end to the year but we'd still avoid him as more than QB3.

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5. LA - RB Todd Gurley ready for first full camp

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Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will be close to two full years removed from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, and conventional wisdom says players generally do not get back to full strength until two years after the injury. He will go through his first full training camp, and running backs coach Skip Peete said there is no limit to what Gurley can accomplish in his second NFL season.

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Gurley has the skill set to be the best RB in the NFL...this year. Fantasy owners should consider him a top-2 RB in any format, and Gurley should go off the board in the mid-first round at the latest. He's going to be the centerpiece of the Rams offense...especially while they get rookie QB Jared Goff up to speed in the pros.

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6. GB - Richard Rodgers starter over TE Jared Cook?

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers is expected to start over TE Jared Cook, not just in 2016, but for the next few seasons, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. An advantage Rodgers has this season is that he is in better shape after weighing up to 272 pounds last year.

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Rodgers had some big moments last season and those eight touchdowns were no fluke. He and Aaron Rodgers have some solid chemistry going on. The thing is, though, Jordy Nelson is back and Randall Cobb is healthy, so Richard Rodgers is likely to fall in the pecking order, making him a very weak TE2 or a strong TE3.

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7. TEN - WR Dorial Green-Beckham not in best shape

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham needs to be in better shape when training camp commences, even after losing some weight last season.

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On top of needing to get his timing and routes together, which certainly was as big a factor as conditioning in his underwhelming performance last year. Add in the continuing slow growth of the Titans offense and we see him as a WR5 this year. The natural talent is there for him to be much more, but it may not yet be in the cards.

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8. NFL - RB Ray Rice willing to give up salary

Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) will donate his salary to organizations with programs focusing on education and prevention of domestic violence if he is given another chance in the NFL.

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We believe in second chances and could see him get another shot, given that out of the three players suspended back in 2014 who truly seems sorry and is trying to have a positive impact around domestic violence. Unfortunately he's just not a great runner anymore, which means his chances are not likely coming any time soon.

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9. PHI - WR Nelson Agholor should start

Source: ESPN.com - Phil Sheridan

Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor is expected to be the No. 2 wider receiver behind WR Jordan Matthews, according to ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan.

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This is heartening given how shaky he was last year. He looked more like a rookie than most rookie WRs do lately. Hopefully he has grasped the playbook and improved his practice efforts, both things which hampered him last season (along with an ankle injury). Right now we see him as a WR5 or WR6, in part because of those struggles and in part because the passing offense (under new head coach Doug Pederson) isn't going to fill the air with footballs.

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10. BUF - Buffalo hasn't pursued RB Fred Jackson

Source: WGR Sports Radio 550 - Joe Buscaglia

Free-agent RB Fred Jackson (Seahawks) has not received interest from his former team in the Buffalo Bills yet.

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We don 't know that we expect him to, though they may still want to add some bodies to back up LeSean McCoy. Mike Gillislee hasn't shown us enough to feel good about and Jonathan Williams is exciting, but a rookie who recently was popped for a DWI. We're not sure Jackson has anything much left in the tank though as he looked just so-so in carries last year with the Seahawks.

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11. CLE - WR Josh Gordon meets with commish

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon met with commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday, July 20, regarding his possible return to football, according to sources. Gordon can reapply for reinstatement Aug. 1.

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We'd love to see Gordon get back on the field and he'd be a great asset to both the Browns and fantasy GMs. We do wonder whether he has finally "gotten it" and decided to make football a priority over his use of marijuana. Jim Brown, both the Browns' Hall of Fame running back and a part of the team's hierarchy, says Gordon has received help for his off-field issues. He's worth a late-round flier now, while his overall value would totally depend on when he was allowed to play this season and how many games he might miss.

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12. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald feels great

Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald seems unlikely to retire anytime soon. 'Just trying to prepare for the next phase in your life, but I have a lot of good football left in me. How long I will play, I don't know. I feel great. I can still play at a high level. I just have to take it one year at a time and I got a really fantastic team I'm a part of,' Fitzgerald said.

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One day we're going to find that Fitzgerald has a super-soldier serum like Captain America or a mirror that prevents age like Dorian Gray. It's the only explanation for his ageless production. We expect WR2/WR3 numbers from Fitzgerald this year as long as Carson Palmer stays healthy, because we shudder at the thought of this offense without Palmer. Feel confident in selecting Fitzgerald, and make sure you find out if he really has found the Fountain of Youth as we'd love to go swimming.

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13. PHI - RB Ryan Mathews not a great fit in offense

Source: PhillyVoice.com - Jimmy Kempski

Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews isn't a great fit in head coach Doug Pederson's offense as he wants to move his backs around to create mismatches for opposing defenses in the passing game.

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The continuing legacy of GM/coach Chip Kelly is wonderful for the rest of the NFC East. We'll see how on target Kempski is with this analysis, and still think Mathews could be a solid RB2, in part because the only other potential every down back is rookie Wendell Smallwood. If Mathews does end up a bad fit though, having Smallwood as a handcuff would be smart as he will probably get second crack at Mathews' role.

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14. SEA - WR Tyler Lockett could take step forward

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett posted 51 receptions for 664 yards and six touchdowns, plus two more as a returner, last season. Head coach Pete Carroll raved about Lockett during the spring and said Lockett is 'in the middle' of everything the team planned offensively.

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Lockett is a trendy dark horse pick in fantasy right now, and many think he could become the chief receiver for this group in 2016. He's a great deep threat though Russell Wilson had issues connecting deep last season and if the offensive line is the issue we believe it to be, his opportunities might be low. Currently we have him rated as a WR4, which lines up with his current ADP as WR37. The upside is there for Lockett to finish around the top 20 in 2016.

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15. SEA - QB Trevone Boykin remains No. 2 for now

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks rookie QB Trevone Boykin remains the team's primary backup to starter QB Russell Wilson, but beat writer Sheil Kapadia says don't be surprised to see the team add a veteran sometime in August.

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Wilson has been very healthy so the risk is low, but we all know what happens when a top-shelf quarterback goes down to injury with an inexperienced player the only one left to take over. We expect someone else to show up unless Boykin REALLY impresses in camp.

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16. SEA - TE Jimmy Graham won't be rushed back

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is recovering from a ruptured right patellar tendon which he suffered Nov. 29. He is expected to be back on the field for the start of the regular season, but he won't be rushed back. Through the first 12 weeks last season he was the team's most targeted player.

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The team doesn't use him effectively anyway. What is it about Seattle that makes it the place good tight ends go to be mediocre? At best he is a TE2 and a low end one at that. We're not even sure he will make the start of the season, so a strong BUYER BEWARE is issued here as well.

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17. SF - Josh Garnett might be cornerstone

Source: ESPN.com - Michael Wagaman

San Francisco 49ers OG Josh Garnett might be in line for significant playing time and could be a cornerstones for the offensive line. It's uncertain where Garnett fits in with plenty of veterans along the O-line, but he can play both guard and tackle.

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Guard play is never really the ideal place for a cornerstone on the line (that's normally center or left tackle) but the Niners will take what they can get given the mess that this team looks to be. Garnett is solid, so he's a great guy to get regular playing time.

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18. LA - All eyes on QB Jared Goff

Source: ESPN.com - Nick Wagoner

The Los Angeles Rams are hopeful QB Jared Goff will win the starting job sooner rather than later and he likely will, according to beat writer Nick Wagoner. However, his development through training camp and the preseason will be critical in shaping the team's expectations and season.

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We like Goff a lot and will be interested to see how he develops as a pro. He makes quick decisions and has no problem staying in the pocket under duress to make a field-flipping throw. We would like to see him lead receivers a little better, and his size (6'4" 215 pounds) does make us a bit concerned about his durability. As a rookie, we can only recommend Goff as a QB3 for fantasy owners. However, we love his dynasty upside and won't be surprised if he's a top-12 QB someday.

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19. JAX - DE Greg Hardy visits Jaguars

Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Free-agent DE Greg Hardy (Cowboys) visited the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, July 21. The Jaguars have been considering Hardy since springtime.

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Hardy was not terribly effective for the Cowboys and became more of a hindrance and a headache than a help. We're not sure we'd love the fit either culturally or on the field.

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20. BAL - Kamar Aiken not a projected starter

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens WRs Steve Smith and Mike Wallace are projected as the two starting wide receivers for Baltimore, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.

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We have both ranked as WR4/WR5 options. Smith was on fire last year before he got hurt so we could see a return to similar production, but he's old and it's hard to buy in heavy on that. Wallace has failed everywhere he's gone after he left the Steelers, and we don't know that we can get enthusiastic about a new spot for him just because Joe Flacco has an immense arm. We feel better about Old Man Smith over Wallace, in point of fact.

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21. TEN - WR Harry Douglas could be cut

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas is not a lock to make the 53-man roster, according to Jimy Wyatt of titansonline.com. WRs Justin Hunter and Tre McBride will also be battling for a spot.

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Douglas wasn't all that exciting back in Atlanta, so a change of scenery wasn't really expected to have a big impact. There are too many youngsters there with upside for us to believe he can survive cuts. Keep him off your roster.

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22. PHI - DE Connor Barwin could start

Source: ESPN.com - Phil Sheridan

Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin is slated to start at defensive end opposite DE Vinny Curry, according to Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com. DE Brandon Graham could also start instead of Barwin, though. The defensive linemen are expected to rotate frequently no matter who starts.

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Barwin has been solid in his career but the change should suit him in this defense. "I'm excited because in a 3-4, it's a lot of movement," he told Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media. "I'm going to line up, pass rush and be able to work a guy over for an entire game. I'm excited for that." We're excited too, though the rotation will hold him back from putting up solid IDP numbers. He may be no more than a DE4 but we like the upside.

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23. PHI - CB Eric Rowe to be No. 2 cornerback?

Source: ESPN.com - Phil Sheridan

Philadelphia Eagles CB Eric Rowe is projected to be the No. 2 starting cornerback opposite CB Leodis McKelvin, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan. Sheridan also said that it would not be a surprise if CB Nolan Carroll wins the No. 2 cornerback job.

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The Eagles need to improve the secondary and it sounds like they are willing to shift things around if need be. Rowe lost the starting job to Nolan Carroll but when Carroll got hurt, he got another shot and performed. Rowe can play both man and zone though we see a lot of press coming from him this year.

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24. NYJ - Lots of rest for RB Matt Forte

Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

New York Jets RB Matt Forte should receive plenty of rest this season with RBs Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson also in the mix.

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Forte will see a lot of touches in 2016 but with Powell re-signed, he should also stay fresh throughout the season. We believe he will put up solid RB2 numbers this year.

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25. MIN - Cordarrelle Patteron may not play much

Source: 1500ESPN.com - Andrew Krammer

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson could still be spending much of his time on the bench in 2016 if WR Charles Johnson improves during training camp. Patterson is expected to play behind WRs Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell and Johnson.

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Patterson might make the team, but it seems as if he has still failed to reach his potential. His route-running has just never improved, though we are confused as to how this team cannot find a way to make use of the skills he does have. Leave him off your roster in any event.

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26. NYJ - WR Quincy Enunwa set to be third receiver?

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa currently has the inside track on being the No. 3 wide receiver. He will battle with WRs Kenbrell Thompkins, Jalin Marshall and Devin Smith (knee) for roster spots and playing time behind WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

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Smith is still banged up, Thompkins is a one-note receiver and Marshall is a UDFA who is built like a RB and is fairly raw. The third spot in the Jets passing offense has dubious fantasy potential, though Enunwa had the third most targets last season and managed mostly out of the slot in four-wide sets. He was inconsistent though and so at most he is a late round flier in this offense.

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27. PIT - TE Matt Spaeth released by Steelers

Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (knee) was released with a failed physical designation Thursday, July 21. 'Matt never fully recovered from knee surgery that occurred this past offseason, and he will not be ready to return to football activities at this time,' general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement released by the team.

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Disappointing but not shocking and not really impactful for fantasy either since he rarely did much on the field on the occasions he was healthy.

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28. MIN - RB Adrian Peterson has to adapt to shotgun

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will be part of a more shotgun-centric offense this season, and he struggled to run out of the gun early last year. The team shifted its offense to run more plays under center afterwards. Peterson vowed to become a better receiver this offseason.

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At 31 it's unlikely that Peterson will become great receiving the ball or blocking on pass downs, but the effort is admirable. We did hear this last season as well, though but as Vensel points out, they had to move out of the shotgun because Peterson couldn't handle it and was visibly unhappy. Peterson is an easy RB1 in fantasy anyway, so receiving the ball is gravy. We're not counting on it happening much more than usual though.

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29. NFL - Eugene Monroe cites medical concerns

Source: The Players' Tribune

Updating an earlier report, free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) cited medical concerns in his retirement announcement on The Players' Tribune Thursday, July 21. Monroe cited memory loss, head and body trauma as factors in his decision.

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This is notable mostly for the fact that he is having as many CTE-style issues after only six years in the NFL. Of course, added to football played during college and high school (eight years) that's a lot of opportunity for head injury, but it is notable that he is feeling the effects enough to force retirement. We wish him well in his future recovery and endeavors, which includes medical marijuana advocacy.

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30. SEA - DE Michael Bennett enters camp unhappy

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Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (ankle) made it clear he wants a new deal, and he did not participate in organized team activities (OTAs) as a result of his unhappiness. He did show for mandatory minicamp, but he sat out with an ankle injury. If his deal is not redone before the season, it will be interesting to see how it affects Bennett into the regular season.

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There's only so much you can do with the cap restraints teams have and the Seahawks have benefited from some cheap rookie contracts for their big stars. We knew once Russell Wilson got paid big, it would be hard to keep everyone happy. Bennett has been tremendous in this scheme, but it's a scheme which prides itself on plug and play defenders. So Bennett may have to wait until he hits free agency in 2018.

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31. SEA - Germain Ifedi expected to start

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks OG Germain Ifedi lined up at right guard as a starter for most of the spring, and he is expected to start there.

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At least it's a rookie at guard, not left tackle. Still, we're concerned given his technique issues and once again it falls to Tom Cable to make magic out of an unimpressive offensive line, this time without Marshawn Lynch to help the run game.

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32. SF - WR corps inexperienced in San Fran

Source: ESPN.com - Michael Wagaman

San Francisco 49ers Torrey Smith is one of just three receivers with more than 40 career receptions heading into the 2016 season. WRs Jerome Simpson (150) and Quinton Patton (56) are the others. Simpson and Patton will be in the mix to serve as the No. 2 receiver opposite Smith.

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Things look foggy for the offense in San Francisco. Unless something shakes it up, there are certainly cracks in the passing offense, experience (or lack thereof) being one of them. Add in that Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick are San Andreas size flawed prospects at quarterback and this is a passing offense which seems like a disaster in the making. Smith is the only receiver we even kind of like and he's a WR4/WR5.

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33. SF - RB Bruce Miller could help out at TE

Source: ESPN.com - Michael Wagaman

San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller is learning the nuances of the tight end position, but he has good hands and can also help out on special teams. He might be used the No. 3 tight end behind TEs Garrett Celek and Vance McDonald.

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We don't expect much more than blocking from the tight ends, so even adding Miller makes no real difference.

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34. PHI - RB Wendell Smallwood to work on protection

Source: PhillyVoice.com - Jimmy Kempski

Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood needs the most work in pass protection, which will be an area the team needs to trust him in to play him in the regular season. He has shown the ability to be a weapon as a receiver.

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If he can do that, he could see a lot more playing time. Many are saying Ryan Mathews is a poor fit for the offensive scheme in Philadelphia, while Smallwood is not only a better fit but is a guy this new regime brought in, unlike Mathews. Right now Matthews is a decent RB2, but this bears watching. Smallwood isn't a guy to roster as more than a handcuff, but his value could rise with a solid camp, especially if Mathews struggles.

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Peace,

J