Seahawks | Sean Mannion headed to Seattle Sat Jul 31, 09:25 PM
Free-agent QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Lions | T.J. Hockenson standing out Sat Jul 31, 08:22 PM
Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been the 'best offensive skill player' during the first four days of training camp, according to MLive.com's Kyle Meinke.Link to story
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Vikings | Olabisi Johnson done for the year Sat Jul 31, 08:14 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice Friday, July 30, and will miss the rest of the season.Link to story
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Browns | Nick Chubb set to ink big extension Sat Jul 31, 08:03 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth $36.6 million - including $20 million guaranteed - on Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Dolphins | Mike Gesicki misses practice Sat Jul 31, 07:49 PM
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Dolphins | Will Fuller remains day-to-day Sat Jul 31, 07:47 PM
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Will Fuller (undisclosed) is listed as day-to-day, according to head coach Brian Flores.Link to story
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Cowboys | Michael Gallup returns to practice Sat Jul 31, 07:41 PM
Updating a previous story, Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (ankle) is returning to practice Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Cowboys | Dak Prescott working on the side Sat Jul 31, 07:35 PM
Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) took part in individual drills Saturday, July 31, but did not throw once again, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.Link to story
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Steelers | Dax Raymond heads to IR Sat Jul 31, 06:45 PM
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers TE Dax Raymond (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was transferred to the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Raiders | Daniel Carlson placed on COVID list Sat Jul 31, 06:41 PM
Las Vegas Raiders PK Daniel Carlson was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Titans | Luke Stocker coming back to Nashville Sat Jul 31, 06:39 PM
The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent TE Luke Stocker (Falcons) to an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Jaguars | Jeff Cotton heading to Duval Sat Jul 31, 06:36 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent WR Jeff Cotton (Chargers) to an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31.Link to story
Browns | Davion Davis added by Cleveland Sat Jul 31, 06:34 PM
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent WR Davion Davis (Vikings) to an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31.Link to story
49ers | Bennie Fowler let go Sat Jul 31, 06:28 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Bennie Fowler was released Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Vikings | Kellen Mond tests positive for COVID-19 Sat Jul 31, 05:46 PM
Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond (illness) tested positive for COVID-19, a source said Saturday, July 31. As a result, QB Kirk Cousins will not practice as a precaution after being deemed a close contact. The team will be without three quarterbacks for Saturday's night practice as Minnesota performs contact tracing.Link to story
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Saints | Devonta Freeman agrees with New Orleans Sat Jul 31, 05:39 PM
The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Bills) on a one-year deal Saturday, July 31, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
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Lions | Detroit to use hot-hand approach at RB Sat Jul 31, 03:53 PM
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell addressed the backfield of RBs D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, saying he will ride the hot hand. 'We're going to use both of those guys, they know that. A guy gets a hot hand, he's rolling. If Jamaal is in there, we're rolling. Jamaal is going to be rolling, and we'll use Swift for other things. Which is fine. That's a good problem to have. I'm glad we got him, I know that,' Campbell said. He added, 'The place I just came from, obviously with AK (Alvin Kamara), and to have Mark Ingram when I first got there -- Mark was a stud, still is a stud, by the way -- that's my vision of this one-two punch (in Detroit). To have what we had after we left with (Latavius) Murray as well. Murray was that guy for us, and that's how I see Jamaal Williams for us, for Detroit.'Link to story
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Giants | Damion Willis heads to NYG Sat Jul 31, 03:50 PM
The New York Giants signed free-agent WR Damion Willis (Bengals) to an undisclosed contract Saturday, July 31.Link to story
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Jets | Zach Wilson struggles in first practice Sat Jul 31, 02:39 PM
New York Jets QB Zach Wilson completed 1-for-7 passes in the red zone during team drills Friday, July 30, and he clearly struggled in his first NFL practice, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Wilson completed 3-for-8 with an interception and threw a few others that nearly were picked off in the rest of practice, but Vacchiano noted it should be expected since Wilson is a rusty rookie quarterback who hadn't practiced in 43 days. To the contrary, Wilson completed a 50-yard pass to rookie WR Elijah Moore, which excited the team.Link to story
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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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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Jets | Sam Ficken let go Fri Jul 30, 08:36 PM
New York Jets PK Sam Ficken was released Friday, July 30. The team also signed free-agent PK Matt Ammendola (Panthers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Falcons | Lee Smith ready to practice Fri Jul 30, 08:03 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Lee Smith was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, July 30.Link to story
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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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Giants | Sean Mannion worked out Fri Jul 30, 07:15 PM
Free-agent QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) worked out for the New York Giants Friday, July 30.Link to story
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Browns | Derrick Willies on retired list Fri Jul 30, 07:08 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Derrick Willies was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Friday, July 30.Link to story
Saints | Tommylee Lewis back with Saints Fri Jul 30, 07:05 PM
Free-agent WR Tommylee Lewis (Saints) signed with the New Orleans Saints Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
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Jaguars | Jacksonville makes roster moves Fri Jul 30, 07:00 PM
Free-agent WR Tevin Jones (Cowboys) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released PK Aldrick Rosas and LB Leon Jacobs.Link to story
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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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Steelers | Marcus Baugh signed Fri Jul 30, 06:20 PM
Free-agent TE Marcus Baugh (Washington) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived/injured TE Dax Raymond (undisclosed).Link to story
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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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Raiders | Kenyan Drake ready to practice Fri Jul 30, 06:01 PM
Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 30, and has returned to practice.Link to story
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Raiders | Theo Riddick on retired list Fri Jul 30, 05:55 PM
Las Vegas Raiders RB Theo Riddick was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Friday, July 30.Link to story
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Colts | Carson Wentz to meet with specialist Fri Jul 30, 03:35 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is scheduled to meet with a foot specialist in the near future, according to sources. The team will have a firmer timetable after the visit.Link to story
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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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Bills | Bug Howard heading to Buffalo Fri Jul 30, 02:05 PM
Free-agent TE Bug Howard (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed contract with the Buffalo Bills, his agent, Lamont Smith, said Friday, July 30.Link to story
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.|
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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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.|
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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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.|
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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