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1. DET - Detroit to sign RB Adrian Peterson

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Washington) is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to multiple sources.

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Peterson is reunited with Lions OC Darrell Bevel from their days together with the Vikings. He'll work into the mix with Kerryon Johnson and rookie D'Andre Swift (when Swift is healthy). Peterson keeps proving that he can still be a capable runner entering his 14th NFL season.

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2. TB - QB Josh Rosen joins PS

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero

Free-agent QB Josh Rosen (Dolphins) was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6, according to sources.

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Rosen was a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL draft and he's got natural skill as a passer. However, he's now failed to impress with two teams and is on his third team in three seasons. Rosen was working hard with the Dolphins according to reports, but the writing was on the wall when the team selected potential franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. We'll see if learning from Tom Brady can help Rosen jump-start his career.

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3. TEN - Tennessee signs DE Jadeveon Clowney

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans signed free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) to a one-year contract Sunday, Sept. 6. The deal could be worth up to $15 million, according to a source.

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Clowney's deal is full of incentives, so he's betting on himself to bounce back after a down season in 2019. The veteran pass-rusher is familiar with Mike Vrabel from their days together with the Texans. The Titans open up their season in Week 1 on Monday Night Football by traveling to Denver to face the Broncos. We'll see if he can get up to speed fast enough to be active for the season opener.

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4. LVR - RB Dare Ogunbowale to meet with Vegas

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent RB Dare Ogunbowale (Buccaneers) is scheduled to meet with the Las Vegas Raiders.

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The Raiders already have a jam-packed backfield but Ogunbowale might interest them. He's gained weight but his performance in Bucs camp wasn't enough for him to make the team...especially after they signed Leonard Fournette.

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5. CHI - QB Mitchell Trubisky officially named starter

Source: ChicagoBears.com

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky has officially been named the team's starting quarterback by head coach Matt Nagy.

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It's officially official now...and for now. Trubisky is in a make-or-break year and the odds are stacked against him. If he struggles at any time, the team may not hesitate to go to Nick Foles and move on from the painful Trubisky era.

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6. PIT - Joshua Dobbs back with Steelers

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Former Jacksonville Jaguars QB Joshua Dobbs was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Dobbs was a fourth-round pick for the Steelers when he came out of the University of Tennessee in the 2017 NFL draft. The Steelers ended up trading him away to the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He's now back with the team and set to once again compete with Mason Rudolph for backup duties behind Ben Roethlisberger.

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7. PHI - WR Alshon Jeffery removed from PUP list

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) was activated from the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Good news for the veteran receiver here. He's avoiding PUP to begin the regular season, but his status for Week 1 is unknown. Jeffery is still working his way back from foot surgery and likely will be eased into action.

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8. PIT - Devlin Hodges let go

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Devlin Hodges was waived Sunday, Sept. 6, according to a source.

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Hodges started six games for the Steelers last year. He's got a ton of moxie and heart but his skill set isn't good enough to be a consistent starter. Perhaps some team will add him as a reserve/backup due to his experience and work ethic.

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9. NYG - NYG fills out practice squad

Source: Giants.com - Michael Eisen

Free-agent QB Cooper Rush, WR Johnny Holton, WR Alex Bachman, WR Derrick Dillon, WR Austin Mack, WR Binjimen Victor, OL Tyler Haycraft, OT Kyle Murphy, DT Niko Lalos, CB Chris Williamson, CB Jarren Williams, LS Carson Tinker and RB Sandro Platzgummer were signed to the New York Giants practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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The Giants have a collection of receivers here to watch in crazy deep leagues. They've also kept around Rush as a developmental quarterback. There were supporters of Rush in the Cowboys organization so perhaps he can work his way onto the active roster with the Giants.

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10. IND - Indy adds 14 to practice squad

Source: Colts.com

Free-agent CB Andre Chachere, DT Kameron Cline, OG Jake Eldrenkamp, WR Daurice Fountain, TE Farrod Green, DE Gerri Green, TE Xavier Grimble, WR DeMichael Harris, C Joey Hunt, QB Chad Kelly, T Carter O'Donnell, CB Tremon Smith, DT Chris Williams and DT Robert Windsor were signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Fountain is a player we appreciate in deep dynasty formats. He's got speed and quickness to his game and can make crazy catches seem routine. We'll see if he can stay healthy and work his way to the active roster.

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11. DEN - Denver fills out practice squad

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

Free-agent QB Brett Rypien, WR Trinity Benson, WR Fred Brown, OL Patrick Morris, T Quinn Bailey, T Darrin Paulo, T Jake Rodgers, RB LeVante Bellamy, RB Jeremy Cox, OLB Derrek Tuszka, LB Josh Watson, S Alijah Holder, S P.J. Locke, CB De'Vante Bausby and DL DeShawn Williams were signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Look out for Bellamy here in deep dynasty formats. He's built like Phillip Lindsay and runs like him too. Bellamy was a sponge in camp, learning as much from Lindsay as possible...and he performed well in practice too. Royce Freeman is likely gone in 2021 and Lindsay might be too. That makes Bellamy a player to watch.

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12. DET - Detroit announce practice squad

Source: DetroitLions.com

Free-agent OG Beau Benzschawel, QB David Blough, WR Victor Bolden, S Jalen Elliott, DT Frank Herron, WR Tom Kennedy, TE Isaac Nauta, LB Anthony Pittman, S Bobby Price, P Arryn Siposs, DT Kevin Strong, CB Dee Virgin, OG Kenny Wiggins, RB Jonathan Williams, LS Steve Wirtel and DE Jonathan Wynn were signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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There's good old Jonathan Williams, a player we've monitored in deep dynasty for some time. He's big, powerful and natural as a runner but does not seem to stick in the multiple stops he's had around the league.

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13. PHI - Sixteen added to practice squad

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Free-agent CB Grayland Arnold, WR Deontay Burnett, WR Travis Fulgham, RB Elijah Holyfield, C Luke Juriga, RB Adrian Killins, QB Josh McCown, C Sua Opeta, DE Joe Ostman, CB Elijah Riley, OT Prince Tega Wanogho, RB Michael Warren, DT Raequan Williams, CB Trevor Williams, TE Caleb Wilson and DE Matt Leo were signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Killins is a compact back like the Bears Tarik Cohen. He's electric with the ball in his hands as a runner or receiver in space. Keep an eye on him in super deep dynasty formats.

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14. WAS - Washington announces practice squad

Source: WashingtonFootball.com

Free-agent DT David Bada, DE Jordan Brailford, WR Tony Brown, CB Aaron Colvin, OG Josh Garnett, TE Hale Hentges, QB Steven Montez, LB Jared Norris, DE Nate Orchard, LB Donald Payne, C Ross Pierschbacher, S Jeremy Reaves and WR Cam Sims were signed to the Washington Football Team practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Montez is an athletic quarterback with a big arm...and that's worth monitoring in crazy deep dynasty formats.

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15. DAL - Dallas signs 15 to practice squad

Source: DallasCowboys.com - Rob Phillips

Free-agent OT Isaac Alarcon, LB Francis Bernard, DB Deante Burton, CB Brandon Carr, DE Ron'Dell Carter, DT Justin Hamilton, LB Ladarius Hamilton, C Marcus Henry, TE Cole Hikutini, WR Jon'Vea Johnson, DB Luther Kirk, RB Sewo Olonilua, WR Aaron Parker, CB Saivion Smith and DB Chris Westry were signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Parker is a player we'll monitor in crazy deep dynasty leagues. He's not a dynamic athlete but he does play the wide receiver position with guile and savvy.

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16. BUF - Buffalo signs 17 to practice squad

Source: BuffaloBills.com

Free-agent OT Trey Adams, TE Nate Becker, OG Evan Boehm, DE Bryan Cox Jr., TE Jason Croom, CB Dane Jackson, CB Cam Lewis, DE Mike Love, OT Victor Salako, LB Andre X. Smith, CB Josh Thomas, RB Christian Wade, OT Brandon Walton, QB Davis Webb, RB Antonio Williams, WR Duke Williams and DT Justin Zimmer were signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Duke Williams is a big-bodied receiver who can play tight end. He's performed well at times in the regular season, so we'll watch him in dynasty formats.

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17. KC - Kanas City fills out practice squad

Source: Chiefs.com

Free-agent S Rodney Clemons, LB Omari Cobb, WR Gehrig Dieter, WR Maurice Ffrench, WR Jody Fortson, LB Darius Harris, CB Lavert Hill, DT Braxton Hoyett, CB Chris Lammons, WR Kalija Lipscomb, QB Matt Moore, QB Jordan Ta'amu, RB DeAndre Washington, DE Tim Ward and C Darryl Williams were signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Ta'amu is an athletic quarterback who keeps plays alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. Washington is a versatile running back who played in college with Patrick Mahomes. Both of these players are worth monitoring in deep dynasty formats.

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18. TEN - Tennessee adds 13 to practice squad

Source: TennesseeTitans.com - Jim Wyatt

Free-agent LB Jamal Davis, TE Tommy Hudson, OL Brandon Kemp, PK Tucker McCann, RB Jeremy McNichols, CB Kareem Orr, OL David Quessenberry, LB Wyatt Ray, QB Trevor Siemian, DL Kobe Smith, CB Tye Smith, DL Teair Tart and WR Nick Westbrook were signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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McNichols is a good all-purpose back who has bounced around the league. Siemian is a former starter with the Broncos who gives the Titans an emergency starter if need be.

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19. CLE - Cleveland signs 14 to practice squad

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com

Free-agent QB Garrett Gilbert, RB Dontrell Hilliard, RB Benny LeMay, FB Johnny Stanton, WR Ja'Marcus Bradley, WR Taywan Taylor, OT Brady Aiello, OG Michael Dunn, LB Montrel Meander, CB Alvin J. Green, CB Robert Jackson, S Elijah Benton, S Jovante Moffatt and PK Cody Parkey were signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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We'll watch Hilliard and LeMay in dynasty formats. The Browns have Nick Chubb as their starter and he's signed through 2021. However, backup Kareem Hunt is set to be a free agent after this season. Hilliard and LeMay could move up the depth chart in the future.

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20. NO - New Orleans adds 15 to practice squad

Source: NewOrleansSaints.com

Free-agent LB Joe Bachie, LB Anthony Chickillo, LB Andrew Dowell, WR Bennie Fowler III, TE Garrett Griffin, CB Kemon Hall, WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey, DT Margus Hunt, WR Juwan Johnson, RB Tony Jones Jr., OT John Leglue, TE Tommy Stevens, OG Calvin Throckmorton, C Cameron Tom and CB Keith Washington were signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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Johnson is a big-bodied receiver who can bully defenders at the catch point. Jones is a versatile and hard-charging runner who can play on all three downs. Both of these guys are players to watch in deep dynasty formats.

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21. NYJ - QB Joe Flacco to be on active roster

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

New York Jets QB Joe Flacco (neck) will begin the regular season on the team's active roster, although he is still expected to be unavailable for the first few games, according to a source.

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Flacco gives the Jets veteran depth behind Sam Darnold...but that's about it. When he started for the Broncos last year, Flacco looked like a shell of his former self. Strong-armed rookie James Morgan will be the primary backup to Darnold to begin the season.

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22. PIT - Pittsburgh signs 14 to practice squad

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Free-agent CB Trajan Bandy, S Antoine Brooks Jr., S Curtis Riley, LB Jayrone Elliott, DT Daniel McCullers, DE Henry Mondeaux, WR Deon Cain, WR Amara Darboh, RB Trey Edmunds, TE Kevin Rader, OT Anthony Coyle, OT Derwin Gray, OT Jarron Jones and P Corliss Waitman were signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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We'll still keep an eye on Cain, a former Clemson wide receiver, but only in deep dynasty formats.

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23. MIA - WR Antonio Callaway joining practice squad

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Antonio Callaway (XFL) will sign with the Miami Dolphins' practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6, according to a source.

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Callaway has plenty of speed to his game. A fourth-round pick for the Browns when he came out of the University of Florida in the 2018 NFL draft, Callaway seemingly has been suspended more games than he's played in the NFL. If he can get his act together on and off the field, the Dolphins have at least a return man and big-play receiver. Only Fantasy GMs in crazy deep dynasty formats should be monitoring his status.

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