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Footballguys.com

Volume 20, #52 -- Tuesday Night, June 12th, 2018

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Howdy Footballguy,

Good Wednesday to you. Make sure not to miss our Early Bird deadline as the discounted price is only in effect until June 15.

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J

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. IND - QB Andrew Luck resumes throwing

2. HOU - No brace on QB Deshaun Watson

3. ARI - RB David Johnson holding out

4. SF - CB Richard Sherman to participate some

5. NO - New Orleans to host RB Jamaal Charles

6. NO - RB Mark Ingram shows up for minicamp

7. BUF - Josh Allen to see first-team reps

8. CAR - ILB Luke Kuechly aiming for training camp

9. NYG - Odell Beckham update

10. OAK - QB Christian Hackenberg waived

11. NO - RB Terrance West will visit Saints

12. LAC - Two Chargers nursing injuries

13. SF - WR Trent Taylor had surgery

14. DEN - Two Broncos will be ready for camp

15. DEN - WR Demaryius Thomas has minor foot issue

16. DEN - OLB Shane Ray will have bone fusion

17. NO - WR Michael Thomas excused Tuesday

18. NO - NO taking a look at RB Tim Hightower


1. IND - QB Andrew Luck resumes throwing

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Zak Keefer

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) threw a football for the first time since October of 2017 on Tuesday, June 12. Luck reportedly threw about 10 passes at Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, none for more than 10 yards. The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer reports he'll ramp up his regimen over the next six weeks.

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Luck is making progress as he was throwing a high school ball in minicamp on Tuesday. After practice, Luck said that he had been throwing an NFL ball "The Duke" but is working back up to that in a formal setting. Colts owner Jim Irsay swears up and down that Luck is going to be a 'full go' for training camp, but we'll take a wait-and-see approach. This is good news, but it's far from over for the Colts franchise quarterback.

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2. HOU - No brace on QB Deshaun Watson

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) practiced without a brace on his injured knee Tuesday, June 12. He did not participate in team drills but did do some individual drills and 7-on-7 drills.

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By all accounts, Watson is ahead in his recovery from the knee injury that ended his rookie season. The team is saying they're not going to limit Watson this year and that his rushing ability will be part of what they do on offense. Fantasy owners are over the moon about Watson as he's currently QB2 (4.10) in 12-team PPR leagues behind only Aaron Rodgers.

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3. ARI - RB David Johnson holding out

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is holding out during the team's mandatory minicamp this week, according to sources. The two sides have been in discussions on a new contract, and they are hopeful it can get done.

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A third-round pick in 2015, Johnson is heading into the final year of his rookie contract. He missed most of last year due to a wrist injury, but everyone knows he's going to be the centerpiece of the Cardinals offense in 2018. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the two sides are hopeful a new deal will be reached before the start of the season.

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4. SF - CB Richard Sherman to participate some

Source: NFL Network - Omar Ruiz

San Francisco 49ers CB Richard Sherman (Achilles') will participate in individual drills during minicamp Tuesday, June 12, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

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Achilles' injuries aren't as severe as they used to be, so Sherman should stay on track in his recovery. The team doesn't need to see much from the veteran at this time of year. They want him ready for the start of the regular season if at all possible.

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5. NO - New Orleans to host RB Jamaal Charles

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Broncos) is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, June 13.

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They just want to see what Charles has left in the tank. He seemed to show flashes last year with the Broncos, but Charles never got a chance to really show what he can still do. The Saints may be looking for help in the backfield and a veteran presence to have behind Alvin Kamara...especially since Mark Ingram is suspended the first four games of the regular season.

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6. NO - RB Mark Ingram shows up for minicamp

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is taking part in mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 12, after skipping the team's voluntary workouts earlier this spring.

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Set to be a free agent in 2019, Ingram is reportedly unhappy with his current contract. It doesn't help his case that he's been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season, and having Alvin Kamara emerge with star production doesn't help either. Ingram, even though suspended to start the regular season, can still practice with the team and even play in the preseason.

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7. BUF - Josh Allen to see first-team reps

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Buffalo Bills first-round pick QB Josh Allen will see some repetitions with the first-team offense this week, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

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Allen has been working with the third-team offense and getting reps behind A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman up to this point. The Bills franchise quarterback of the future, Allen is going to push for the starting job as soon as possible. While many point to his accuracy issues in college at Wyoming (65.0 percent), we think the biggest thing Allen needs to improve is his ability to handle pressure. Too often when under duress, Allen would have poor mechanics and try to jam passes into windows best left unchallenged. We'll see if he can earn the starting job at some point this season.

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8. CAR - ILB Luke Kuechly aiming for training camp

Source: The Charlotte Observer - Jourdan Rodrigue

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (shoulder) is aiming to be ready for training camp after having shoulder surgery.

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This sounds about right given the timetable for the shoulder surgery he had right after the 2017 season. Kuechly is on track for training camp barring any setbacks.

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9. NYG - Odell Beckham update

Source: ESPN.com - Josina Anderson

Updating an earlier report, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) preferred to avoid team repetitions, but there was hope he could participate in some during minicamp. There was discussion Monday, June 11, about announcing medical clearance for him.

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Beckham wants a long-term deal with the Giants, so he's not going to risk things in a June minicamp. He's doing individual work and skipping team drills as a precaution.

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10. OAK - QB Christian Hackenberg waived

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Oakland Raiders QB Christian Hackenberg was waived Tuesday, June 12, according to a source.

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Hackenberg was a second-round pick of the Jets in the 2016 NFL draft and now he's been waived by his second team. The Raiders had him for less than a month and decided to move on.

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11. NO - RB Terrance West will visit Saints

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent RB Terrance West (Ravens) is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, June 13.

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West had three visits last month (Colts, Jaguars, Eagles) but is still available to sign. The Saints are just kicking the tires on him, perhaps only updating their emergency list at the position.

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12. LAC - Two Chargers nursing injuries

Source: Los Angeles Daily News - Jack Wang

Los Angeles Chargers CB Casey Hayward (hip) is dealing with hip soreness and DT Corey Liuget (foot) is recovering from foot surgery.

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The Chargers have a talented defense, and these are two of their stars. Hayward was limited to sideline work at minicamp Tuesday, June 12, and Liuget did not participate.

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13. SF - WR Trent Taylor had surgery

Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (back) underwent a minor procedure on his back this offseason.

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A minor back injury is still a bit of a concern as back injuries are tricky to deal with. Taylor is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. He's competing to be the 49ers no.3 WR behind Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin.

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14. DEN - Two Broncos will be ready for camp

Source: The Denver Post - Ryan O'Halloran

Denver Broncos OG Ronald Leary (back) and OT Jared Veldheer (ankle) will be good to go for training camp, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

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Leary is their starting left guard and Veldheer should be their starting right tackle. Neither one has participated this offseason, and that's a bit of a concern for a team who wants to run the ball and needs their offensive line to gel.

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15. DEN - WR Demaryius Thomas has minor foot issue

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) tweaked his foot at minicamp Tuesday, June 12.

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Thomas has been looking good on the practice field up to this point. Nagging injuries have always been something Thomas has dealt with and played through...mostly at a high level. The team will take it easy on him with the plan to have him ready full speed at the start of training camp.

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16. DEN - OLB Shane Ray will have bone fusion

Source: The Denver Post - Ryan O'Halloran

Denver Broncos LB Shane Ray's (wrist) surgery on his left wrist will include bone fusion.

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Ray may miss the first month of the regular season, even though he's hoping to be ready for Week 1. A first-round pick in 2015, Ray's career has been set back by injury. This wrist problem required three surgeries last year and seriously impacted his game in 2017. Without Ray, 2018 first-round pick Bradley Chubb will get plenty of time to showcase his pass-rushing ability.

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17. NO - WR Michael Thomas excused Tuesday

Source: NFL.com - Herbie Teope

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (undisclosed) was excused from the first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 12, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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This doesn't sound like anything major. Thomas should once again be the leading receiver for the Saints, and he's a WR1 for fantasy owners in any format.

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18. NO - NO taking a look at RB Tim Hightower

Source: The Times-Picayune - Josh Katzenstein

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (49ers) is participating in minicamp with the New Orleans Saints on a tryout basis, according to Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune.

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Hightower was out of the league in 2017 after the 49ers released him at final cuts. He spent two seasons with the Saints and could give them veteran depth behind Alvin Kamara, especially since Mark Ingram is suspended the first four games of the 2018 regular season.

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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