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  Colts | Brett Hundley signed by Indy    Sat Jul 31, 02:03 PM

Free-agent QB Brett Hundley (Cardinals) was signed an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31, with the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Hundley comes to the Colts because they are without starter Carson Wentz due to a foot injury suffered in practice this week. Wentz may miss the early part of the regular season and that means Jacob Eason will be their starter. Behind Eason, Hundley competes with guys like Sam Ehlinger and UDFA Jalen Morton to establish the depth chart.

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  Colts | Ryan Kelly to miss several weeks    Sat Jul 31, 11:58 AM

Indianapolis Colts C Ryan Kelly (elbow) is expected to be sidelined for several weeks after sustaining a hyperextended left elbow during an 11-on-11 play in practice Thursday, July 29, according to offensive coordinator Marcus Brady.

Footballguys view: If Kelly misses a couple of weeks that puts him on track for the start of the regular season. This is another injury for a team that already saw their starting QB Carson Wentz (foot) get hurt in camp, and their offensive line is already without starting left tackle Eric Fisher (Achilles' active/PUP list).

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  Ravens | Justin Houston agrees to terms    Sat Jul 31, 11:45 AM

Free-agent DE Justin Houston (Colts) agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, July 31, on a one-year contract worth up to $4 million, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: The Ravens defense gets another pass-rusher with Houston joining the fold. He reportedly turned down significantly more money from other clubs in order to join the Ravens, according to Schefter's sources. Houston is not the player he used to be, but the Ravens will be able to get effective play and plenty of pressure from him in their aggressive defense.

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  Bills | No progress on Josh Allen extension talks    Sat Jul 31, 08:17 AM

There has been no recent progress toward a contract extension between the Buffalo Bills and QB Josh Allen, according to NFL Network's Kim Jones. Both sides could agree to shelve discussions until after the season if no deal has been reached by Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Allen is in line to become one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. He's waiting for a new deal just like other first-round QBs from his class (2018) Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. The Bills are likely waiting for the other two in order to structure Allen's deal. They picked up his fifth-year option and have Allen under control through the 2022 season, but the sooner they sign him the better as his price is just going to keep going up.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook seeing limited reps in camp    Fri Jul 30, 10:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been intentionally limited in training camp for the second year in a row. In 2020, it was believed the reprieve was due to Cook having yet to sign a contract extension, but after inking a new deal since then, he is being given the same treatment through the start of the 2021 camp's practice sessions.

Footballguys view: Cook is a seasoned veteran and arguably the best running back in the game. With a 17-game regular season schedule coming up, there's no need to put added wear and tear on his body in training camp and the preseason. Cook is going off the board as the no.2 overall pick in most every fantasy draft.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith showing chemistry with Kirk Cousins    Fri Jul 30, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith has shown better chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins through the first three days of training camp than Cousins did with former Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph. Vikings reporter Judd Zulgad believes this could result in a big season for Smith. Zulgad said, 'There has been talk about how much of a factor the recently signed Dede Westbrook might be as the third wide receiver. But it's much more likely that if someone other than Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen put up significant numbers, it will be Smith.'

Footballguys view: Smith is in for a breakout season if he finally plays up to his potential. Rudolph is gone to the Giants, and Smith now gets to be that third target in the passing game behind Jefferson and Thielen. He's a mid-range TE2 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  49ers | Jordan Matthews joining 49ers    Fri Jul 30, 08:40 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Matthews (49ers) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Matthews, now a tight end, is going to try and earn a roster spot with the 49ers. He was with the team in 2020 and appeared in two games. Now, he joins a crowded but inexperienced tight end room behind superstar George Kittle. Charlie Woerner, Ross Dwelley, MyCole Pruitt, and UDFA Josh Pederson are the players Matthews will have to compete with.

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  Falcons | J'Mon Moore joins Atlanta    Fri Jul 30, 07:23 PM

Free-agent WR J'Mon Moore (Texans) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick of the Packers in the 2018 NFL draft, Moore has bounced around to several teams since then. He's a big-bodied player who knows how to use his size but only has two pro catches in the regular season. Moore can also work on special teams, improving his chances of making the Falcons even though he's a long shot to do so.

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  Patriots | Surgery for Jarrett Stidham    Fri Jul 30, 06:50 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham (back) underwent back surgery Wednesday July 28, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Stidham is expected to be sidelined for about 12 weeks. The Patriots have Cam Newton and Mac Jones as potential starters in 2021. Newton could win the job to begin the regular season but Jones was their first-round pick and can be their quarterback of the future.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz may need surgery    Fri Jul 30, 06:03 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is expected to miss the entire preseason and may need to undergo surgery, according to sources.

Footballguys view: He hopes to play through the injury, but he likely would miss regular season time if he undergoes surgery. Stay tuned. Jacob Eason will start if Wentz misses time.

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  Giants | Daniel Jones struggles on Day 3 of camp    Fri Jul 30, 02:15 PM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones' performance on Day 3 of training camp was 'brutal,' according to NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt. Jones struggled to show any chemistry with this top receivers, especially WR Kenny Golladay. While Rosenblatt acknowledged it is too early in camp to be negative, he wrote, 'There wasn't really anything positive to take away from Jones' performance.'

Footballguys view: It's Day 3 of camp, not the third preseason game of the year. Jones is in a make-or-break year, and it would be nice to hear better things coming out of Giants camp. It sounds like he's struggling mightily but has a chance to turn things around (as much as he can) before the start of the regular season.

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  Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. practicing Friday    Fri Jul 30, 01:35 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) will practice Friday, July 30, after sitting out Thursday as part of a planned rehab management. The Browns applied the same routine to WR JoJo Natson (knee) and OT Chris Hubbard (knee).

Footballguys view: We haven't seen any reason to worry about Beckham's recovery from ACL surgery. He's probably undervalued at his current ADP.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz undergoing tests    Fri Jul 30, 12:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is undergoing tests Friday, July 30, on his injured foot, and the team is awaiting a firm diagnosis before proceeding.

Footballguys view: Some reports say the team isn't concerned, but they didn't show concern about Andrew Luck until they announced he was retiring. We'll be on the edge of our seats waiting for follow up news on this developing situation.

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  Patriots | Rhamondre Stevenson practicing    Fri Jul 30, 11:39 AM

New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury List and practiced Friday, July 30.

Footballguys view: Stevenson is still a strong candidate to get the typical Belichick rookie running back redshirt treatment, but if he can show his ability to contribute on all four special teams return units, he could unseat Brandon Bolden for a gameday active spot while saving the team a place to address a different position. Sony Michel could also be traded if Stevenson looks ready to take over Michel's role in the offense.

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  Colts | Carson Wentz idle    Fri Jul 30, 11:36 AM

Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is out of practice Friday, July 30, due to an undisclosed foot injury.

Footballguys view: Wentz is out indefinitely for further examination to determine the severity of the injury and next steps. This could be a very serious development for the Colts, one that has them looking at veteran quarterbacks in a trade or even wooing Philip Rivers to come out of retirement. If you're drafting today, bump Wentz out of your quarterback rankings and think twice before taking Jonathan Taylor in the first round.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard practices    Fri Jul 30, 10:13 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') practiced for the first time Friday, July 30, since tearing his Achilles' in October.

Footballguys view: Howard wasn't placed on the PUP to open camp, so this return was expected early in camp. He might not have as large a role as he had to open last season, when he was clearly ahead of Rob Gronkowski in the target pecking order, but Howard can still be relevant in fantasy leagues because of the low bar at tight end.

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  49ers | Nick Bosa on target for opener    Fri Jul 30, 10:12 AM

San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa (knee) said he's on target to play in Week 1. 'I looked at the schedule, but I knew when it was an early injury [last year], for the most part, I would probably be ready to go for Week 1,' Bosa said. 'And everything right now is trending towards that. So I'm hoping to ramp it up as I go and be ready to give it all I got Week 1.'

Footballguys view: Bosa's return will be huge for a defense that lost its bite last year. Dee Ford is also back on the practice field, so the 49ers defense could be greatly improved in the pass rush if they can both stay healthy.

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  Jets | Zach Wilson terms    Fri Jul 30, 09:46 AM

Updating previous reports, New York Jets QB Zach Wilson received a four-year, $35.1 million fully guaranteed deal. The deal includes a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth-year team option. The Jets got the offset language they wanted in the contract, which reduces what they'd have to pay Wilson if they cut him and he signs somewhere else. And Wilson will get his entire signing bonus paid within 15 days instead of having some of it deferred to 2022.

Footballguys view: This situation seemed absurd, so it's no surprise that it was resolved quickly. We're looking forward to seeing and hearing how Wilson is doing in camp and which of his receivers he is targeting the most frequently and accurately.

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  Colts | Justin Houston will play    Fri Jul 30, 08:57 AM

Free-agent DE Justin Houston (Colts) will play in the 2021 season and has been pursued by multiple teams in the offseason.

Footballguys view: Houston will be an impact edge rush signing and he can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme. He won't be an IDP factor except in sack heavy leagues, but he could play a part in the balance of power in a division or conference.

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  Rams | Sean McVay sings DeSean Jackson's praises    Fri Jul 30, 12:45 AM

Los Angeles Rams WR DeSean Jackson is a 'special player' and 'definitely looks like the same DeSean that I've seen,' according to head coach Sean McVay.

Footballguys view: Jackson won't create fantasy value of his own, but if he can stay healthy on limited snaps, he could be an important element to stretch the field and create room for others to operate along with landing kill shots in the play action passing game. He's another reason to be optimistic about Matthew Stafford this year.

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  Seahawks | Jamal Adams, Duane Brown sitting out    Fri Jul 30, 12:29 AM

Seattle Seahawks S Jamal Adams and OT Duane Brown are present but not participating during the early part of training camp as they wait for contract extensions, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks usually get these situations sorted out before they become a problem, but obviously both are key players and indispensable to the team's 2021 season. Adams still has a year left on his rookie deal, so it's possible that the team will try to convince him to put off an extension until after the season. Brown has forced a trade in the past (from Houston to Seattle), so his situation could require more flexibility from the Seahawks.

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  Broncos | Courtland Sutton a bit timid early in camp    Thu Jul 29, 11:50 PM

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (knee) 'is still holding back a little bit' and displaying 'a little hesitancy' early in training camp, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

Footballguys view: Sutton's injury happened 11 months ago, this is definitely something that should give us pause before we take Sutton at ADP. It's also a reason to give Jerry Jeudy a longer look at ADP. The mental side of ACL recovery is as important as physical, and it's hard to tell if it's one, the other, or both slowing Sutton getting back to full speed.

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  Football Team | Dyami Brown getting time in the slot    Thu Jul 29, 11:10 PM

Washington Football Team WR Dyami Brown has reportedly logged significant time in the slot during early practices after spending most of his college career at North Carolina on the perimeter, according to Sam Fortier of the Washington Post.

Footballguys view: Curtis Samuel is sitting with a groin injury that he was dealing with in June in a troubling sign. If he has trouble getting up to speed, Brown could be ready for a bigger role in the offense sooner than later with this cross-training under his belt. Adam Humphries is also riffing well with Ryan Fitzpatrick now that they are reunited, so he'll also figure into the picture in the slot.

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  Seahawks | Rashaad Penny slims down    Thu Jul 29, 10:48 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny told reporters Thursday, July 29, that he dropped 12 pounds from his college weight of 235 and 'is the lightest I've ever been (since turning pro).' Head coach Pete Carroll seconded Penny's assertion, stating that Penny is the 'best he's looked since we've seen him.'

Footballguys view: Penny is over his offseason knee surgery in a piece of good news. He will try to hold off Alex Collins to back up Chris Carson after Carson had a good spring. We'll be monitoring this situation to have clarity on who to target if Carson goes down, but this is still Carson's backfield in any event.

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  Broncos | Melvin Gordon holding firm atop depth chart    Thu Jul 29, 10:00 PM

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon is 'CLEARLY RB1' for the team so far in training camp and running ahead of Javonte Williams, according to KOA Colorado's Benjamin Albright.

Footballguys view: Gordon won't go away easily and could have more value than his falling ADP indicates, but if there's only one back in this backfield who can help you win your league without an injury to his counterpart and that's Javonte Williams. Williams ADP may be overly inflated if Gordon can hold onto this edge throughout the summer, but it could also be making the rookie everything before giving him anything.

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  Dolphins | No practice for Xavien Howard    Thu Jul 29, 08:47 PM

Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 29, because of a minor injury, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Howard wants to be dealt, but his additional desire for a new contract could make that more difficult. This could be a new soft holdout that is all players who are unhappy with their current situation have at their disposal because of stricter fines for missing camp under the new CBA.

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  Falcons | Matt Gono will miss some games    Thu Jul 29, 08:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Matt Gono (neck) will not participate in training camp and will miss part of the regular season, according to head coach Arthur Smith. Gono has a chance to play at some point during the 2021 season.

Footballguys view: Gono was expected to be in the mix to start at left guard and he also can play tackle, so the Falcons saw him as a valuable part of their offensive line. They were willing to give 3.384 million dollars on a second-round RFA tender to protect him from other potential suitors.

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  Jets | NY Jets get a closer look at Jordan Matthews    Thu Jul 29, 08:14 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Matthews (49ers) worked out for the New York Jets on Thursday, July 29.

Footballguys view: It was reported in June that Matthews was going to convert to tight end. The Jets are the first team to take a look at him at his new position.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert practicing with knee brace    Thu Jul 29, 08:07 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) has been wearing a brace on his right knee during practice to begin training camp, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.

Footballguys view: Mostert reportedly intends to continue wearing the brace for extra protection during practice moving forward but is unlikely to do so during games. We'll see Mostert compete with rookie Trey Sermon to be the lead back for the 49ers at the start of the season. Just like most years in a Shanahan system, we will see a RBBC for this offense.

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  Giants | Alfred Morris expected to sign    Thu Jul 29, 05:29 PM

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Giants) is expected to sign with the New York Giants next week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Morris signed on with the Giants last year for nine games. He's likely to sign next week to give the Giants veteran depth behind starter Saquon Barkley. We'll continue to monitor Barkley's status as we lead up to the start of the regular season.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott limited Thursday    Thu Jul 29, 04:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) was scheduled to be a limited participant in practice Thursday, July 29.

Footballguys view: This injury is considered minor. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott could resume throwing in two to three days.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott has slight shoulder strain    Thu Jul 29, 11:37 AM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) has a slight shoulder strain that the team is optimistic he'll return in a few days from.

Footballguys view: This sounds like a minor injury but it's a situation to watch. The Cowboys offense was not the same when Prescott went down last year, and that was with Andy Dalton at quarterback. With Dalton gone to Chicago, guys like Ben DiNucci, Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert will get more time.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley in action    Thu Jul 29, 10:53 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) returned to practice Thursday, July 29.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Falcons here. Ridley had offseason foot surgery which kept him out of action during OTAs. He's back out there and should be ready to rock in Week 1. Fantasy GMs look at him as a top-5 receiver, and his current ADP is WR5 (2.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Steelers | Eric Ebron unable to finish practice    Wed Jul 28, 08:49 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (elbow) left practice early Wednesday, July 28, because of elbow discomfort.

Footballguys view: Ebron should get some rest with this elbow injury. There's no word about the severity yet, so no need to panic. However, the seasoned veteran might need to get a little time off or at least be limited to take care of this soreness.

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  Rams | Cam Akers placed on NFI list    Wed Jul 28, 08:03 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Cam Akers (Achilles) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Akers is going to miss the entire 2021 season. The Rams now turn to Darrell Henderson as their starter. Guys like Xavier Jones and Jake Funk will compete to establish a pecking order behind Henderson. At this time, the Rams have no interest in adding a back via trade or free agency.

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  Packers | Davante Adams not interested in hometown discount    Wed Jul 28, 02:57 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams rejected the notion that he will resign with the Packers at a discount if Aaron Rodgers remains with the team in 2022.

Footballguys view: Adams should not take any sort of discount. He's one of the best, if not THE best, wide receivers in the NFL and should be compensated as such. Rodgers decision to return for the "Last Dance" means Adams may stick around for only one year if the team can't find a way to get a long-term deal done.

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  Bears | Cole Kmet likely to take on bigger role    Wed Jul 28, 02:47 PM

Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet is expected to see an increased role in the offense in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: It will be interesting to see what Kmet can do in year two. He's got a good all-around ability but the Bears still have Jimmy Graham to steal some touchdowns, and they just picked up Jesse James. Keep Kmet on your dynasty radar and your waiver wire speed dial in redraft leagues.

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  Raiders | Henry Ruggs III bulked up in offseason    Wed Jul 28, 01:57 PM

Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III told reporters Wednesday, July 28, that he gained about 13 pounds this offseason in an effort to become a more physical player in the passing and running game.

Footballguys view: Ruggs has tons of speed to his game, but adding strength will help him beat press coverage. His added strength is unlikely to take away any of his trademark speed. After a rookie season that saw him catch only 26 passes, Ruggs is in for a much larger workload in 2021. Projecting him for 50-plus catches is not outlandish.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID    Wed Jul 28, 01:18 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) tested positive for COVID-19 recently, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Footballguys view: Jackson will have to go into the COVID protocol and will miss time in training camp and the preseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the league is "now going through science." While the Ravens are without their franchise quarterback, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley are getting more work.

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  Cowboys | Michael Gallup nursing minor ankle injury    Wed Jul 28, 01:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, July 28, after suffering a 'tweaked' ankle during practice Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Gallup has a ton of talent but he needs to stay healthy and then find a role in the high-powered offense as the Cowboys no.3 receiver. Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Wednesday that he didn't believe the ankle issue was going to be a long-term problem. We'll see how long he's out of action in training camp.

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  Giants | Kelvin Benjamin let go    Wed Jul 28, 01:05 PM

New York Giants TE Kelvin Benjamin was released Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Well, that didn't take long. Benjamin signed earlier this year to be a tight end option for the Giants. Perhaps some other team takes a chance on him but the chances of sticking on a roster is slim.

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  Dolphins | DeVante Parker to PUP    Wed Jul 28, 11:51 AM

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: No telling what the issue is here but Parker was out of action for two games in 2020 and was bothered by a hamstring injury for most of the year. The Dolphins made an emphasis on the WR position this offseason, adding Will Fuller in free agency and Jaylen Waddle in the draft. That makes Parker more of a no.3 option for the passing game when healthy. We'll see how this pecking order shakes out in training camp.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson at practice    Wed Jul 28, 11:45 AM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is participating in practice Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Watson got snaps at safety and running back...and then he got some fourth-string QB reps. Texans coach David Culley said Watson is behind because he missed offseason workouts and needs as many reps as possible. It's just another sign that Watson will never play for the Texans again (most likely) as the NFL continues the investigation into his 22 instances of sexual misconduct.

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  49ers | Trey Lance's deal is done    Wed Jul 28, 11:04 AM

San Francisco 49ers first-round pick QB Trey Lance agreed to a four-year, $34.1 million fully guaranteed contract Wednesday, July 28. All first-rounders receive fifth-year options.

Footballguys view: Lance is the future of the 49ers, and that future may happen sooner rather than later. He's a perfect fit for the Shanahan system and can use his legs as a weapon ala rookie Josh Allen or Cam Newton. Jimmy Garropolo seems to be the leader for the starting QB job but a strong performance from Lance in training camp and the preseason could change that.

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  49ers | Jalen Hurd good to go    Tue Jul 27, 03:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd (knee) is not expected to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, he will likely be limited throughout the first week of practice in camp at the very least.

Footballguys view: Hurd has missed all of his first two seasons in the NFL due to injury. Being ready, even though he's limited, is good news for the young wideout in a make-or-break year.

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  49ers | No QB competition in San Francisco    Tue Jul 27, 02:59 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will take the starter's reps in practice and won't face an 'open competition' for the job from Trey Lance, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Just because Garoppolo won't face an open competition doesn't mean he can't lose the starting job in training camp and the preseason. Garoppolo is on a short leash if he does win the job as the team paid a king's ransom to move up for Lance at the no.3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Lance is clearly the QB of the future and that future may be here sooner than some think. Stay tuned.

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  Ravens | Gus Edwards to miss early part of camp    Tue Jul 27, 02:45 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards (illness) recently tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the first 10 days of training camp, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Edwards is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need every rep to be ready for the start of the regular season. However, he does need to get healthy and get out there for at least one preseason game. Edwards has tons of power and will work as a big-bodied complementary back to J.K. Dobbins. He's got enough fantasy potential to be a flex option for Fantasy GMs in 2021.

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  Broncos | Courtland Sutton to take it slow early    Tue Jul 27, 01:55 PM

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (knee) has been cleared for training camp, but his reps will be managed until further notice, based on comments made by head coach Vic Fangio on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. In a contract year, Sutton is ready to have the breakout season he was set to have last year before going down in Week 2 with a knee injury. If Teddy Bridgewater wins the starting job, Sutton will have to build chemistry with him. If Drew Lock is the Broncos starting quarterback, he'll greatly benefit from Sutton's presence. We'll see the Broncos quarterback competition play out in training camp and the preseason...then we'll have a better idea how it impacts the WR corps.

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  Broncos | Denver QBs to split reps evenly for now    Tue Jul 27, 01:48 PM

Denver Broncos QBs Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater are expected to get an equal number of reps during training camp until a decision is made on which one will be named the starter, according to comments made by head coach Vic Fangio on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: It's a 50-50 battle between Lock and Bridgewater...at least that's what the team wants to push. Bridgewater may be the preferred quarterback as the team feels they can win a lot of games with him as their starter. Lock has higher upside, but he's not as good as Bridgewater based on what he did last year compared to what Bridgewater has done during his career. We'll see if Lock, in this totally 50-50 competition (wink), can impress more than Bridgewater and finally play up to the potential he's briefly flashed (mainly in 2019) as a pro.

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  Bears | Justin Fields draws praise from head coach    Tue Jul 27, 01:17 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields 'clearly did his homework' and has 'really impressed' with the progress he has made since the end of offseason workouts, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Fields is competing for the starting quarterback job with Andy Dalton. The 2021 first-round pick knows how to go through his progressions and will do his best to find the right target. He's smart and accurate, plus Fields can pull the ball down and run when need be. We'll see if the rookie can win the job to begin the regular season.

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