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Volume 22, #140 -- Friday Night, September 4th, 2020
Help! My Draft Is in 1 Minute! - Players We've Changed Our Mind On And MORE

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SITE NEWS

A. Help, My Draft Is in 1 Minute, 5 Minutes, 30 Minutes, Hours
We give you the best options for the time you have to get ready to draft.

B. 12 Quarterbacks Who Changed My Mind
Jason Wood with a look at the quarterback situations he sees differently after training camps than he did at the start of the summer.

C. 18 Running Backs Who Changed My Mind
Jason Wood with a look at the running back situations he sees differently after training camps than he did at the start of the summer.

D. 20 Receivers Who Changed My Mind
Jason Wood with a look at the wide receiver situations he sees differently after training camps than he did at the start of the summer.

E. 10 Tight Ends Who Changed My Mind
Jason Wood with a look at the tight end situations he sees differently after training camps than he did at the start of the summer.


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1. TB - RB Dare Ogunbowale released

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Dare Ogunbowale was released Friday, Sept. 4.

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The addition of Leonard Fournette was the writing on the wall for Ogunbowale. He's added weight and was feeling good in camp. Now, he'll have to wait for his opportunity perhaps with another team.

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2. JAX - RB Ryquell Armstead on COVID list

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Sept. 4.

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This is the second time that Armstead has landed on the COVID list this summer. He was in line to get more work with the team moving on from Leonard Fournette. Instead, Armstead has battled a groin injury and has been on the COVID list twice. Devine Ozigbo may be the Jaguars lead back to start the season with Chris Thompson working as the team's change-of-pace back.

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3. WAS - RB Adrian Peterson released

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero

Washington Football Team RB Adrian Peterson was released Friday, Sept. 4.

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A bit of a surprise here. Washington has a jam-packed backfield but Peterson was having a solid camp and he's a seasoned veteran who can still be productive as a runner. The move saves the team close to $2.5 million against the cap. Peterson will get plenty of interest on the open market and Washington moves forward with Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic.

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4. WAS - Antonio Gibson impressing coach

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Josh Alper

Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson on Friday, Sept. 4, topped the list of players head coach Ron Rivera said he felt 'excited' about, helping lead to the release of former starter Adrian Peterson. 'It's not about what he didn't do,' Rivera said Friday of Peterson. 'It's about what these other guys were doing for us and allows us to go in the direction we feel good about.'

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Gibson is an impressive player who can make big plays happen as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's also versatile enough to line up in the slot, run routes and hurt a defense that way as well. With Adrian Peterson being released, Gibson is in line for a starting role with Washington.

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5. NFL - RB Adrian Peterson receiving interest

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Free agent RB Adrian Peterson has received interest from a 'couple of teams' hours after being released by the Washington Football Team on Friday, Sept. 4, according to a league source.

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No surprise here. Peterson was a steady presence in the Washington backfield and he was having a solid camp. Some team will pick him up, perhaps even before Week 1 as a reserve/veteran depth.

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6. CLE - RB Nick Chubb not worried about touches

Source: The Associated Press - Tom Withers

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb said Thursday, Sept. 3, that his top priority is helping the team win and not how many touches he gets. 'I am ready for whatever happens,' Chubb said in a Zoom media interview. 'I am ready for the team. ... We do have a lot of playmakers on the field. Hopefully we can utilize everyone the right way and make teams have to choose one or another. That will definitely help us out.'

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Fantasy GMs are worried about touches for Chubb. Kareem Hunt is a talented backup and will get his fair share of work in the Browns backfield. However, Chubb is the lead back and should produce enough to be a low-end RB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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7. LAR - LAR waives 17 players

Source: TheRams.com - Stu Jackson

Los Angeles Rams CB Adonis Alexander, LB Daniel Bituli, TE Kendall Blanton, C Cohl Cabral, OG Jamil Demby, WR Earnest Edwards, S Jake Gervase, PK Lirim Hajrullahu, S Juju Hughes, RB John Kelly, OG Jeremiah Kolone, WR JJ Koski, CB Dayan Lake, PK Austin MacGinnis, S Tyrique McGhee, LB Derrick Moncrief and WR Easop Winston were waived Friday, Sept. 4.

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The Rams drafted Kelly in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft. He came out of the University of Tennessee after following in Alvin Kamara's footsteps for the Volunteers. Kelly has not been able to latch on much or impress during his time with the Rams. He's a naturally talented runner who might be bound for a practice squad either with the Rams or somewhere else.

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8. BAL - TE Crockett Gillmore works out

Source: SI.com - Albert Breer

Free-agent TE Crockett Gillmore (Ravens) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens Friday, Sept. 4.

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Gillmore was a third-round pick for the Ravens coming out of Colorado State in the 2014 NFL draft. He racked up 51 catches in three seasons with the Ravens before injuries slowed him down. Gillmore did try a move to the offensive line to no avail. We'll see if the team picks him up again, and whether or not he's playing tight end or O-line.

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9. GB - WR Devin Smith visiting Packers

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Free-agent WR Devin Smith (Cowboys) is visiting the Green Bay Packers Friday, Sept. 4.

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The Packers are likely just updating their emergency list. They have a bunch of mostly unproven wide receivers behind Davante Adams in the wide receiver room. Smith has a ton of speed but struggles to stay healthy.

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10. LVR - QB Nathan Peterman restructures

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Las Vegas Raiders QB Nathan Peterman restructured his contract Friday, Sept. 4, to a one-year, $1 million deal that is fully guaranteed. He previously had a $2.133 million deal that was not guaranteed.

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The Raiders like Peterman, Jon Gruden does specifically, and they see him as a developmental quarterback. He's the third-string quarterback behind Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota.

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11. ARI - Four players removed from roster

Source: AZCardinals.com

Arizona Cardinals WR Hakeem Butler, DT Miles Brown and OG Sam Jones were released Friday, Sept. 4. The team also waived OT Brett Toth (undisclosed) with an injury designation.

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Butler was a stud receiver at Iowa State and the Cardinals selected him in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He missed all of his rookie season on Injured Reserve with a broken finger. Butler was healthy now and has a 'ton of ability' according to Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Butler is now looking for a new team or a spot on the Cardinals practice squad.

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12. GB - WR Chester Rogers visiting Packers

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent WR Chester Rogers (Dolphins) is visiting the Green Bay Packers Friday, Sept. 4.

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The Packers are just updating their emergency list here. Rogers is a slot-type of receiver with the quickness to make his own space in the open field.

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