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1.Dynasty | Tyreek Hill avoids suspension (Dynasty League Football) The NFL released a statement stating Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill will NOT be suspended Analysis: There was no greater risk-on acquisition this off-season than that of Tyreek Hill, who was facing a lengthy suspension for domestic abuse. Regardless of your personal thoughts on the situation, the Chiefs and Hill owners dodged a huge bullet. Conversely, those who were willing to face the wind and risk a discounted acquisition have been richly rewarded, at least as it stands no... (More)3 minutes
2.Dynasty | Mecole Hardman set to drop (Dynasty League Football) Due to the breaking news that Tyreek Hill will not be suspended for 2019, the value of rookie receiver Mecole Hardman is set to drop Analysis: Hardman was flying off the board in the top of the second round of rookie drafts, even appearing in the bottom of the first-round at times, but has been sliding of late as expectation set in that Hill's suspension would be minimal. Now that the NFL has released a statement that no suspension is forthcoming, Hardman's value will continue to slide. Drafted as, largely, an upside special teams tale... (More)3 minutes
3.Todd Gurley: Feeling good before camp (RotoWire) Coach Sean McVay said Gurley (knee) is feeling great and has earned the right to scale back his offseason workload, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports. "I think he's earned the right to be able to have the plan that we had this offseason," McVay said. "Can't wait to get him back going. I know he's ready to go and it's going to be fun for the Rams this year." Analysis: Gurley and McVay have maintained optimism all along, while the Rams' offseason actions hint at some level of concern, with the team matching a two-year, $3.3 million offer sheet for Malcolm Brown and later trading up to draft Darrell Henderson. Reports of arthritis in Gurley'... (More)44 minutes
4.Kurt Coleman: Reunites with McDermott (RotoWire) Coleman signed with Buffalo on Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Analysis: Veteran safety Rafael Bush has decided to retire, so as they often do, GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott first turned to their Carolina rolodex and Coleman will shuffle off to Buffalo, likely to serve in the same depth role Bush was pegged for. Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer are one of the top safety tandems in the league, though given Coleman's decent resume and familiarity with McDermott's defense, he could quickly move his way into an important depth role behind the starters.1 hour
5.Anthony Castonzo an extension candidate? (Rotoworld) Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan considers contract-year LT Anthony Castonzo an "obvious" extension candidate. Analysis: Indianapolis has a number of contracts coming off the books—Jacoby Brissett, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron and Jabaal Sheard will enter free agency after 2019—but keeping Castonzo should be a top priority for the Colts. The 30-year-old left tackle seems keen on staying in Indy, noting an extension would be "great." "Obviously, any time you can be under contract and feeling good about it, that's always good," said Castonzo, who earned PFF's No. 19 grade among tackles last season. "I'm just... (More)1 hour
6.Rafael Bush: Opts for retirement (RotoWire) Bush has decided to retire from football, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Analysis: The veteran actually had a decent shot at making the team after doing a nice job as a depth signee in 2018, but he also had no chance of starting and the Bills have plenty of young guys to take his place, while a new veteran immediately enters the fold as the team signed Kurt Coleman on Friday. Bush has played in the league since 2011 and put together a nice career after going undrafted in 2010.1 hour
7.Tyreek Hill: Won't be suspended (RotoWire) The NFL does not plan to fine or suspend Hill after completing its investigation into allegations of child abuse, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The investigation didn't provide enough evidence to conclude that Hill violated the league's personal conduct policy. He's now eligible to participate in all team activities, including regular-season games. The NFL's statement acknowledges the possibility of another investigation, but only if the league receives new information from law enforcement. The Chiefs released their own statement saying that Hill will have his team suspension lifted to allow for participation at th... (More)1 hour
8.K.C. 'remains interested' in Tyreek exte... (Rotoworld) Yahoo's Terez Paylor reports the Chiefs "remain interested" in extending contract-year WR Tyreek Hill. Analysis: Now that the assault accusations are behind Hill -- for now -- the sides can try to concentrate on football and business matters. Hill is entering the final year of his rookie deal but obviously has a concerning off-field history, one that is, as Paylor puts it, going to require "both sides to work through some things." That likely means some language in Hill's potential extension that keeps the Chiefs safe should Hill slip up off the field. Prior to thi... (More)2 hours
9.Grant, Renfrow to compete as Raiders' sl... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Vic Tafur expects Ryan Grant and fifth-round rookie Hunter Renfrow to compete for the Raiders' slot receiver job. Analysis: Most have expected Renfrow to win the job, but Tafur notes "everyone seems to forget about Grant." Grant was pretty bad with Andrew Luck in Indianapolis last year, getting passed on the depth chart at times by Chester Rogers and Zach Pascal. But coach Jon Gruden's brother, Jay, loved Grant in Washington, and Gruden is a big fan of veterans. Whoever wins the job between Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams won't be of fantasy relevance.3 hours
10.Dynasty | Tyreek Hill avoids suspension (Dynasty League Football) Tyreek Hill will not be suspended by the league after the NFL was unable to find enough evidence to do so. Analysis: The NFL conducted a four month investigation of Hill after he was investigated by the police for allegedly breaking his son's arm. The NFL came to a similar conclusion as the judge who ruled over Hill's criminal proceedings, in that there just wasn't enough evidence to confirm Hill was guilty of violating the leagues' policies on proper conduct. The Chiefs organization has yet to issue a statement in regards to... (More)3 hours
11.Bills S Rafael Bush retires after 91 gam... (Rotoworld) Bills S Rafael Bush is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons. Analysis: Bush, 32, played for four teams, starting his career in Denver before spending five of his next six seasons with the Saints with a one-year stop with the Lions in between. He played last season in Buffalo and made 91 career appearances mostly as a third safety and special teams ace. The Bills signed S Kurt Coleman to take Bush's roster spot.3 hours
12.Bills ink S Kurt Coleman to one-year dea... (Rotoworld) Bills signed S Kurt Coleman, formerly of the Saints, to a one-year contract. Analysis: Coleman reunites with coach Sean McDermott, who he played for in Carolina. The Bills needed some safety help because third safety and special teams standout Rafael Bush decided to call it a career and retire. 31-year-old Coleman should see plenty of work on defense should he make the team.3 hours
13.Former Giants OL Petrus dies at age of 3... (Rotoworld) Former Giants OG Mitch Petrus died of heat stroke at the age of 32 on Thursday. Analysis: Petrus spent the day working outside for the family business in Lonoke County, Arkansas. So unfortunate and a reminder to not ignore the signs of heat exhaustion before it gets too late. Petrus was a fifth-round pick of the Giants in 2010 and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2011 before being cut in 2012 and then spending time with the Patriots and Titans before falling out of the league. Our thoughts are with Petrus and his loved ones.4 hours
14.NFL won't suspend Tyreek Hill; free to p... (Rotoworld) The NFL announced it will not suspend Tyreek Hill, who was accused of assaulting his son earlier in the offseason. Analysis: The NFL conducted a four-month investigation on the matter and determined there was insufficient evidence that Hill violated the personal-conduct policy. When news of this matter initially broke months ago, things looked extremely troubling for Hill. But by the end of it, cracks in the case began to split open, and it appeared Hill genuinely might have been being set up by his ex-fiance. Hill is now free to report to camp and go about his normal routine. For fa... (More)5 hours
15.Tyreek Hill will not face suspension (FantasyPros) Per Ian Rapoport and James Palmer, the NFL does not plan to suspend Tyreek Hill for his alleged involvement in a child abuse incident. Analysis: The unexpected news wraps up what has been a months-long saga of accusations and conflicting information. Hill was never charged for involvement in his son's broken arm, though disturbing audio of he and his fiancée discussing the child was released. Hill was involved in a domestic abuse incident in college with his then-pregnant girlfriend, and it is a bit surprising that Hill will not face a suspension, given his history and the aggravating circumstances. Hill has not been allowed to... (More)5 hours
16.No suspension for Tyreek Hill (FFToday) NFL will not discipline Chiefs’ WR , who was accused of assaulting his son. League could not find evidence he did; it will leave open case if further evidence emerges, but Hill is free to report to camp, practice and play this season. Analysis: From the league - "based on the evidence presently available the NFL cannot concluded that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy." After the initial rush to judgement, we got a sense over the last few weeks that the potential suspension was going to be 0-4 games. Hill hasn't been vindicated, but he is allowed to resume activities with the team. Hill remains a top end WR1 as long as h... (More)5 hours
17.Marquise Brown: Uncertain for Week 1 (RotoWire) Brown (foot) faces a difficult timeline to be ready for Week 1, Jeff Zrebic of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Coming back from Jan. 8 surgery on a Lisfranc injury, Brown still wasn't running full speed at June minicamp and was placed on the non-football injury list Thursday for the start of training camp. The Ravens haven't provided a useful update since mid-June, but that should change soon enough once coach John Harbaugh talks with the media. Given the state of their wideout depth chart, the Ravens likely intend for the first-round pick to handle a key role whenever he's cleared to play.5 hours
18.Emmanuel Sanders to be “full go” at practice within 2-3 weeks (FantasyPros) Emmanuel Sanders will reportedly be "full go" at practice in the coming weeks. Analysis: It's welcome news for Broncos fans, as it indicates Sanders is likely to be on the field for Week 1. His quick recovery from a torn Achilles will likely limit the upside of young wideouts Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, though Sanders has some WR3 appeal if healthy.6 hours
19.Marquise Brown placed on non-football injury list, progressing well (FantasyPros) Marquise Brown (foot) was placed on the non-football injury list. He is progressing well and should be back on the field in a few weeks. Analysis: Brown missed the entire pre-draft process due to his recovery from January surgery to address a Lisfranc injury. It was reported previously that the Ravens would hope to have him by training camp. Brown's status for the preseason is up in the air until he's cleared to take the practice field. It's possible this issue could force him to miss the entire preseason, but he could be ready by Week 1.17 hours
20.Broncos bring back RB David Williams (Rotoworld) Broncos re-signed RB David Williams. Analysis: The No. 226 overall pick of last year's draft by the Broncos, Williams ended up spending most of the year with the Jags. He was cut by Jacksonville in May. Williams is facing long odds of cracking the 53-man roster in the Broncos' deep backfield.19 hours
21.Torry McTyer: Participates in offseason program (RotoWire) McTyer (concussion) participated in Miami's June minicamp, Allen Eyestone of The Palm Beach Post reports. Analysis: McTyer had been dealing with concussion issues since December. The 24-year-old missed only one game last season -- Week 11 against the Colts -- en route to recording 30 tackles (22 solo) and three pass breakups over 347 and 152 snaps on defense and special teams, respectively.19 hours
22.Rayshawn Jenkins: Will compete for starting FS spot (RotoWire) Jenkins will likely see competition from Jaylen Watkins and Nasir Adderley for the Chargers' starting free safety spot, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports. Analysis: Jenkins was originally poised for the starting role after Jahleel Addae was released in early March and Derwin James slid over to strong safety, but the emergence of Jaylen Watkins (knee) and the selection of Nasir Adderley (undisclosed) in the second round of the 2019 Draft have muddied those waters. Jenkins enjoyed a starting gig in the Chargers' two playoff games last season, seeing the field for all but two defensive snaps while racking up 13 total tac... (More)19 hours
23.Xavier Rhodes: Participates in offseason practice (RotoWire) Rhodes (groin) participated in the Vikings' June minicamp, Eric Smith of the team's official site reports. Analysis: This groin issue forced Rhodes to miss the 2018 finale against Chicago. It was just the latest of a laundry list of injuries he sustained last season, including ankle and foot problems as well as two separate hamstring issues. Regardless, Rhodes only missed two contests last season and racked up 47 tackles (41 solo), seven pass breakups and an interception.19 hours
24.Eric Kendricks: Participates in offseason program (RotoWire) Kendricks (hamstring) participated in Minnesota's June minicamp, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports. Analysis: Kendricks sustained the hamstring injury Week 15 against Miami and was forced to sit out the final two games of the season. Regardless, the 27-year-old was still able to pile up 108 total tackles, seven pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 2018.19 hours
25.Limited touches for Jalen Richard in 2019? (FFToday) Jon Gruden said reminds the coach of Charlie Garner and is deserving of a bigger role. And then he drafts in the first round to be a three-down back. Richard will probably split backup carries with and will lose a good chunk of those 68 catches last year to Jacobs. Analysis: Richard was one of the fantasy's biggest surprises in 2018 despite scoring only one touchdown, as he caught 68 of his 81 targets on a team that played from behind a ton. Unfortunately for him, Jacobs profiles as a solid early-down back who is quite gifted in the passing game. It wouldn't be surprising if Richard see his target cut almost in half this season, barr... (More)19 hours
26.Todd Davis out 3-4 wks with partial calf... (Rotoworld) Broncos ILB Todd Davis will be sidelined 3-4 weeks after suffering a "partial" calf tear in Thursday's practice. Analysis: Much was made of Davis' Thursday injury — which occurred during the Broncos' first training camp session — but he has escaped with a minor issue. Headed into the second season of a three-year contract, Davis has been a starter since 2016. He played a career-high 841 snaps in 2018, registering half a sack, a pick and a defensive touchdown. He should be ready in plenty of time for Week 1.19 hours
27.Dorian O'Daniel: Will proceed with special teams role (RotoWire) O'Daniel will likely continue to play a crucial role on the Chiefs' special team unit this season, Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star reports. Analysis: O'Daniel was on the field for over half of the special team's snaps in each game last season. The 24-year-old logged 292 snaps on special teams and 311 snaps on defense over 16 contests in his rookie season, recording 34 tackles (21 solo), a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. O'Daniel missed both of Kansas City's playoff games with an ankle injury, but that seems to be a long-forgotten issue.19 hours
28.Marquise Brown: Debut at training camp delayed (RotoWire) The Ravens placed Brown (foot) on the non-football injury list, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Per Hensley, such a fate is reserved for those players that fail the conditioning test required to take part in training camp. Brown missed the entire pre-draft process due to his recovery from January surgery to address a Lisfranc injury, but he still displayed enough in college to be the first receiver picked in the 2019 draft. The sooner he begins working with second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson, the better, so Brown's status will remain of interest until he's cleared to take the practice field and later put on the pads ... (More)20 hours
29.Marquise Brown (foot) 'progressing well' (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Marquise Brown (NFI, Lisfranc) is "progressing well and should be back on the field in a few weeks." Analysis: That doesn't tell us much. Brown is beginning camp on the active/NFI list after coach John Harbaugh said last month he hoped to have his first-round pick for the beginning of camp. It sounds like the kind of issue that could cost Brown the entire preseason. Week 1 still appears realistic, however.20 hours
30.Demarcus Robinson: Tasked with replacing Conley (RotoWire) Robinson will be asked to replace Chris Conley in the Kansas City offense, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Robinson and Conley actually had similar pass-catching production last season, though the former played just 419 offensive snaps (40 percent) while the latter handled 802 (77 percent). Robinson's superior per-snap and per-target efficiency bodes well for continued growth, depending on what happens with Tyreek Hill (suspension) and rookie second-round pick Mecole Hardman. Kansas City's ideal scenario may feature Robinson in the No. 4 job again, but the question marks ahead of him -- including Sammy Watkins' injury h... (More)21 hours
31.Emmanuel Sanders: Starts with individual drills (RotoWire) Sanders (Achilles) was limited to individual drills Thursday but should be a full go in practice within two or three weeks, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Less than eight months removed from suffering an Achilles tear, Sanders looked comfortable running routes and quickly changing direction during Denver's first practice of training camp. Video clips from non-contact sessions don't prove he's regained his explosiveness, but it does at least appear he's on the right track toward playing Week 1. The 32-year-old is the only player on Denver's roster with an 800-yard receiving campaign to his name, with the team otherwise ... (More)21 hours
32.Carl Granderson placed on did not report... (Rotoworld) Saints placed DE Carl Granderson on the did not report list. Analysis: The UDFA was recently sentenced to six months in a Wyoming jail stemming from a sexual battery case. He is expected to miss the entire 2019 season. It's frankly surprising that Granderson has not been released.21 hours
33.Marquise Brown begins camp on NFI list (Rotoworld) Ravens first-round WR Marquise Brown (Lisfranc) will open camp on the active/NFI list. Analysis: Coach John Harbaugh had said last month that he was "hopeful" Brown would be ready for camp. Brown has participated in individual drills but has yet to resume running at full speed. As of yet, there does not appear to be concern about Brown's Week 1 status. He went under the knife in February. The health question mark is yet another reason why Brown is not an appealing re-draft prospect despite his status as the No. 25 overall pick of the draft.22 hours
34.Demarcus Robinson to play Chris Conley r... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Nate Taylor reports Demarcus Robinson will be asked to play the old Chris Conley role in the Chiefs' offense this season. Analysis: Now, Conley didn't blow up on the stat sheet by any means with his 32-334-5 receiving line on 9.2% of the Chiefs' targets, but he did play 74.7% of the snaps. He was on the field quite a bit, and Robinson could see a big uptick after playing just over 36% of the downs a year ago. Robinson and Patrick Mahomes have been working on their deep-ball and play-extending connection this offseason as Robinson heads into a contract year. Robinson wen... (More)23 hours
35.Jalen Richard to lose 'good chunk' of ca... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Vic Tafur expects Jalen Richard to lose a "good chunk" of his receiving work to rookie Josh Jacobs. Analysis: As Tafur points out, Richard had been drawing Charlie Garner comparisons from coach Jon Gruden, but then Gruden went out and made Josh Jacobs the No. 24 overall pick of the draft before talking him up as a three-down back. Richard tied Jared Cook for the Raiders' 2018 team lead in receptions at 68, but even if Jacobs struggles, Richard's path to standalone fantasy value is looking dicey.1 day
36.Emmanuel Sanders expected to be full go ... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's James Palmer expects Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') to be "full go" in 2-3 weeks. Analysis: Sanders avoided the active/PUP list to begin camp but is still having his snaps rationed. Speaking Thursday, he said he could participate in 11-on-11 drills if he had to. It remains to be seen how much, if any, work Sanders gets in the preseason, but Week 1 is not in doubt.1 day
37.Phillip Lindsay practices without limita... (Rotoworld) Phillip Lindsay (wrist) practiced without limitations on the first day of Broncos camp. Analysis: As previously reported, Lindsay ran as the starter in 11-on-11 drills. The Royce Freeman hype has been thick this summer, but sophomore UDFA Lindsay remains the man at the top of the depth chart.1 day
38.Todd Davis: Suffers calf injury (RotoWire) Davis is slated to undergo an MRI on his calf, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The linebacker limped off the field on the first day of training camp practice Thursday, but initial reports suggest that Davis merely tweaked his calf. His absence from practice should free up first-team reps for Joseph Jones or Keishawn Bierria.1 day
39.Phillip Lindsay: No limitations at practice (RotoWire) Coach Vic Fangio relayed after practice Thursday that Lindsay (wrist) doesn't have any limitations, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports. Analysis: Per the report, Fangio liked what he saw from Lindsay on the first day of Broncos training camp. Given that the running back is bouncing back from a wrist injury, there's no concern regarding the wheels that propelled him (as a rookie) to 192 carries for 1,037 yards and nine TDs to go along with 35 catches for 241 yards and a receiving score in 2018. It's been noted that Lindsay may be eased into practices as training camp proceeds, but barring any setbacks, Denver's top back should be wel... (More)1 day
40.Todd Davis carted off at Broncos practice (FantasyPros) Broncos starting linebacker Todd Davis was carted off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury on the team's first day of training camp. Analysis: NFL Media's James Palmer reported that Davis injured his calf and will have an MRI. The initial feeling, though, is that the injury is not serious. Davis started all 16 games last season. He recorded 114 tackles, 0.5 sack, and one interception.1 day
41.Darius Slay: Working toward deal (RotoWire) Agent Drew Rosenhaus will meet with the Lions this week to discuss new contracts for Slay and defensive tackle Damon Harrison, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Both players skipped mandatory minicamp in June and aren't expected to report for the start of training camp without new deals. The Lions are in a tricky position, as they probably don't love the precedent of renegotiating contracts that have two seasons remaining, but also can't like the prospect of playing without their two most important defenders. Slay averaged 15.2 games (all starts), 53.4 tackles (46.6 solo), 17.2 pass deflections and 3.4 intercep... (More)1 day
42.Avonte Maddox could be an every-down pla... (Rotoworld) PhillyVoice's Jimmy Kempski guesses Eagles CB Avonte Maddox will be an every-down player this season. Analysis: Maddox played relatively well as a rookie, and Kempski writes "he was one of the best players on the field" during the offseason program. Assuming they are healthy, Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills should have roles, but Kempski believes Maddox has shown well enough to play in base packages in addition to his slot role. Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones are also options in Philly's deep corner group.1 day
43.Jalen Mills unlikely to be ready for cam... (Rotoworld) PhillyVoice's Jimmy Kempski believes it is unlikely Eagles CB Jalen Mills (foot) is ready for the start of training camp. Analysis: Mills injured his foot late last October before eventually landing on injured reserve. He did not participate in the offseason program, and Kempski reports Mills was not even working to the side with other injured players. With Ronald Darby recovering from an ACL tear, the Eagles have injury questions atop the depth chart.1 day
44.Damon Harrison's agent meeting with Lion... (Rotoworld) The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports Damon Harrison's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will meet with the Lions this week.1 day
45.Slay's agent meeting with Lions this wee... (Rotoworld) The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports Darius Slay's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will meet with the Lions this week. Analysis: Rosenhaus also represents Damon Harrison, who also skipped the offseason program. Slay still has two years left on his deal, so it is unlikely the Lions are willing to seriously negotiate. Perhaps a restructure with a bit more guaranteed cash could get the deal done. Slay is headed into his age-28 season.1 day
46.Elway is excited about quarterback situa... (Rotoworld) Broncos GM John Elway said he is excited about the quarterback situation. Analysis: The Broncos have struggled at quarterback since Peyton Manning's retirement, but Elway believes the arrivals of Joe Flacco and second-rounder Drew Lock may have changed their fortunes. "It's a hard position to fill," Elway said. "Hopefully with Joe we've got it solidified with Drew working under him." Elway added Flacco has earned the confidence of the rest of the roster. Perhaps that is true, but Flacco's recent history suggests he will be yet another disappointing option.1 day
47.Phillip Lindsay easing into practice (FantasyPros) Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is ready for the start of training camp but will be eased into practice. Analysis: Lindsay has stated he's a 100 percent recovered from the broken right wrist that ended his rookie season. It sounds like Lindsay will avoid the active/PUP list as the Broncos report to training camp. Royce Freeman will challenge Lindsay for carries on early downs, but Lindsay will have every opportunity to win the starting running back job. Lindsay should lead the team in carries and is conidered a high-ceiling RB2.1 day
48.Rob Gronkowski chances of returning at 40 percent (FantasyPros) Rob Gronkowski chances of returning to play for the Patriots this season is 40 percent, according a "source close to Rob Gronkowski" Analysis: Gronk is down 18 pounds this off-season and hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning at some point in the season. He is expected to at least sit out training camp and the preseason. If he does return, Gronkowski would need some time to get himself into football shape, and could make an impact mid-season. Gronk could miss playing enough to at least contemplate a comeback, but for now he is officially retired. Stay tuned.1 day
49.Randy Gregory to apply for reinstatement (FantasyPros) Randy Gregory who was suspended in February for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will apply for reinstatement this week. Analysis: Gregory was suspended in February for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Despite the suspension, Dallas signed him to a one-year extension through 2020. This suggests they are optimistic Gregory will return at some point this season. As of now, he is suspended indefinitely. Gregory finished with 25 tackles, six sacks, and two forced fumbles in 14 games for the Cowboys last season.1 day
50.Derrick Henry being talked up by new offensive coordinator (FantasyPros) Titans running back Derrick Henry, coming off of a season in which he rushed for 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns on 215 carries, is being talked up by new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Smith said that the Titans plan to ride Henry. Analysis: Riding Henry can mean a number of things. From a business side, it can mean riding him into the ground because he is in the last year of his contract and they aren't concerned about his long-term health. Or, from a strictly strategic football perspective, it could mean that they are planning to run the offense through Henry. The good news for fantasy owners is that both of these essentia... (More)1 day
51.Emmanuel Sanders will avoid the PUP list to start camp (FantasyPros) Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will not begin the year on the PUP list, according to general manager John Elway. Sanders is recovering from a torn Achilles for which he underwent surgery in December. Analysis: It is encouraging that the Broncos are optimistic about Sanders, but a torn Achilles is a significant injury, especially for a veteran wide receiver who relies on speed and agility. Monitor his status throughout training camp to see how he is progressing.1 day
52.Rodney Anderson likely to start the year on the PUP list (FantasyPros) Bengals rookie running back Rodney Anderson is likely to begin the year on the PUP list, according to The Athletic's Paul Dehner on Twitter. Anderson is recovering from a torn ACL and broken leg suffered last September. Analysis: The Bengals are likely to be cautious with Anderson after he suffered such a serious injury last year, so this news should not be surprising. For his part, Anderson said that he hopes to be ready for training camp. He is worth a late stash in rookie-only drafts but does not offer much value in redraft leagues unless he can prove that he is healthy enough to contribute throughout the summer.1 day
53.Barber approaching every-down opportunit... (Rotoworld) PewterReport.com's Taylor Jenkins suspects Peyton Barber will have "close to" 45 targets this season. Analysis: His estimate is based on the idea Barber receives every-down treatment since Jacquizz Rodgers is no longer around to play off the bench. Assuming he makes it out of camp, that seems like an ideal down for Andre Ellington to take over second-year pro Ronald Jones. Whatever the outcome, the Bucs' backfield is clearly one to monitor closely in camp, as one will come away with major fantasy implications.1 day
54.River Cracraft: Benefits from Burbridge retirement (RotoWire) Cracraft's chances of making the active roster have increased with the retirement of Aaron Burbirdge, Benjamin Allbright of KOA News Radio reports. Analysis: Burbridge, already familiar with offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello's scheme from their time together with the 49ers, was reportedly a sleeper in spring practices. After battling injuries throughout his career and now taking an early retirement, the depth chart shifts. Veteran Emmanuel Sanders and promising youngsters Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Tim Patrick seem to be locks. Assuming the Broncos keep at least five wide outs, Cracraft seems like the most likely fif... (More)1 day
55.Drew Lock agrees to terms with Broncos (FantasyPros) Rookie quarterback Drew Lock has agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos on the day that the team reports to training camp, according to ProFootballTalk. Analysis: With the current structure set up for rookie contracts, lengthy holdouts are more of a rarity, so it was expected all along that the Broncos and Lock would agree to a deal sooner rather than later. As it turns out, they agreed to a deal on the day the team reports to camp. Lock is expected to be the backup to starter Joe Flacco in 2019, but he is a high draft pick that the team is surely hoping will take that job before too long.1 day
56.Deion Jones: Inks four-year extension (RotoWire) Jones (foot) and the Falcons reached an agreement on a four-year, $57 million extension Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: When healthy, Jones has been highly productive through three seasons, averaging 129.3 tackles and 3.5 sacks per 16 games played. Last year, he was limited to six appearances due to a foot injury, which impacted his offseason practice reps. The Falcons open training camp Saturday, at which point his status will become more clear. No matter, the middle linebacker has been locked up for the foreseeable future.1 day
57.Falcons do 4-year, $57M deal with Deion ... (Rotoworld) Falcons signed MLB Deion Jones to a four-year, $57 million contract extension. Analysis: The deal includes an $11 million signing bonus with $25.8 million fully guaranteed. It's another win for Rosenhaus Sports, with Jones now the second-highest paid inside linebacker despite missing 10 games to injury last year. With Jones and Grady Jarrett locked up, Atlanta can now turn its attention to a new deal for Julio Jones.1 day
58.Rashard Robinson hit with 10 game suspen... (Rotoworld) NFL suspended free agent CB Rashard Robinson 10 games for violating the substance-abuse policy. Analysis: It's the second time he's been suspended under the policy. Robinson has value as a sub-package corner, but this obviously hurts his chances of signing. Any team that adds Robinson can stash him on the suspended list, so it's possible he resurfaces.1 day
59.Broncos get Drew Lock signed ahead of ca... (Rotoworld) Broncos signed second-round QB Drew Lock to a four-year, $7 million contract. Analysis: Lock was holding out for an above-slot signing bonus, but the Broncos didn't cave and got a deal done on the eve of training camp. This comes just a day after fellow second-rounder OG Dalton Risner signed. Joe Flacco is Denver's Week 1 starter, but Flacco's leash could be short if Lock can put together a strong preseason. It won't be surprising if Lock makes rookie year starts.1 day
60.Rodney Anderson likely headed for PUP li... (Rotoworld) Bengals sixth-round RB Rodney Anderson (knee) is likely to open the season on the reserve/PUP list. Analysis: Anderson tore his ACL two games into his junior season. He was expected to be ready for training camp, but that's not going to happen. Anderson will miss at least the first six games if he lands on PUP but it could allow the Bengals to stash him without using a roster spot. With Anderson sidelined, Trayveon Williams is the favorite for Cincy's No. 3 role.1 day
61.Von Miller: Aiming for higher snap snare (RotoWire) Miller wants to play 85-to-90 percent of Denver's defensive snaps, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Miller mentioned 20 sacks as a reasonable goal earlier this offseason, also noting that he eventually hopes to pass Bruce Smith for the all-time record (200). Both goals are realistic but far from likely, with Miller averaging 12.3 sacks and 15.0 games through the first eight seasons of his NFL career. He handled an 89.9 percent snap share back in 2012 when he had a career-high 18.5 sacks, but he's landed between 76 and 86 percent in each subsequent season (accounting for active games only). Of course, extra snaps won't be as... (More)1 day
62.Emmanuel Sanders: Won't start camp on PUP list (RotoWire) GM John Elway noted Wednesday that Sanders (Achilles) will not be placed on the Broncos' PUP list to start training camp, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: That said, because Sanders is bouncing back from December Achilles' surgery, the wideout will be "eased in" to practice over the next few weeks. That's something he previously has acknowledged, so while he won't be full-go out of the gate, there's still time for fantasy observers to gather intel on the 32-year-old's recovery prior to the heart of draft/auction season. The key thing to monitor will be how much, if at all, the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder's straight speed and exp... (More)2 days
63.Phillip Lindsay: Easing into practice (RotoWire) Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Lindsay (wrist) is ready for the start of training camp but will be eased into practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Lindsay expressed similar confidence Monday, noting that he's 100 percent recovered from the broken right wrist that ended his prolific rookie season after Week 16. His absence from offseason practices freed up extra first-team work for Royce Freeman, who now figures to challenge Lindsay for carries on early downs. The Broncos also still have Devontae Booker, but he may be phased out of the offense if Lindsay and Freeman display improved pass-game skills.2 days
64.Emmanuel Sanders avoids PUP list to open... (Rotoworld) Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') has avoided the active/PUP list to open Broncos training camp. Analysis: That's a huge positive in his recovery from a torn Achilles', but GM John Elway did say Sanders will be eased back into practice slowly. Still, this puts Sanders well on track to be back to 100% for Week 1 where he'll team with Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton to form the Broncos' receiving trio. Tim Patrick will be waiting in the wings should one of the three get hurt.2 days
65.Fangio confirms Lindsay (wrist) 'ready t... (Rotoworld) Speaking Wednesday, coach Vic Fangio confirmed Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is "ready to go" for the start of training camp. Analysis: Fangio added, "We'll ease him in." But it sounds like Lindsay avoids the active/PUP list to open camp as the Broncos are the first team to report for camp, which happened Wednesday. Lindsay will cede some first-team reps to Royce Freeman, but Lindsay will have every opportunity to regain firm control of his lead-back duties after a stellar rookie season. Lindsay should pace this backfield in carries and remains a high-ceiling RB2.2 days
66.Emmanuel Sanders will practice on limited basis (FFToday) Emmanuel Sanders will not go on PUP list. Will start practicing tomorrow on limited basis. Good sign. Analysis: The Broncos are reporting to training camp today and as expected, Sanders will begin working out on a limited basis, hoping to be active in team drills some time in August. Sanders is recovering from an Achilles injury raising red flags about his 2019 fantasy value. Sanders, Courtland Sutton and sit atop the Broncos wide receiver depth chart.2 days
67.Miles Boykin signs his rookie contract (Rotoworld) Ravens signed third-round WR Miles Boykin to a four-year contract. Analysis: Boykin (6’4/220) turned pro after a breakout redshirt junior year (59/872/8), averaging 14.8 yards per catch and leading the Irish in all receiving categories. His stock soared in Indy, blazing 4.42 with absurd vertical (43 ½") and broad (11’8") jumps, clocking the fastest three-cone time (6.77) of all wide receivers invited, and registering one of the highest SPARQ scores in Combine history. Gifted but underdeveloped with only one year of meaningful production, Boykin falls on the Devin Funchess-Vi... (More)2 days
68.Aaron Burbridge decides to call it a car... (Rotoworld) Broncos WR Aaron Burbridge is retiring from the NFL after three seasons. Analysis: Burbridge was a 2016 sixth-round pick of the 49ers who played in all 16 games as a rookie, catching 7-of-16 targets for 88 scoreless yards. He missed the following two seasons with injuries and is hanging up the cleats at 25 years old.2 days
69.Cards cut OT Harrison after assault char... (Rotoworld) Cardinals waived OT Desmond Harrison. Analysis: Harrison is facing charges of assault on a person by strangulation and assault on a female by a male in Greensboro, North Carolina. Police have issued a warrant for Harrison's arrest. Harrison started eight games for the Browns last year but was cut last month when he was late to minicamp. The Cardinals, along with a couple other teams, placed waiver claims on Harrison. He'll likely pass through waivers this time around with the off-field issue hanging over his head.2 days
70.Javon Wims: Could have role in offense (RotoWire) Wims looked good during offseason workouts and appears primed to compete for a role on offense, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports. Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round pick led the NFL with 227 receiving yards last preseason, earning a spot on Chicago's 53-man roster throughout the year. He was active for four contests, including a four-catch, 35-yard outing Week 17 against Minnesota. The path to a meaningful role in 2019 appears difficult after the Bears bolstered their wideout depth with the signing of Cordarrelle Patterson and drafting of Riley Ridley, but there is some chance for Wims to make a push toward the No. 4 spot... (More)2 days
71.Kamu Grugier-Hill: Challenging for three-down role (RotoWire) Grugier-Hill may challenge Zach Brown for playing time in nickel packages, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. Analysis: Grugier-Hill, Brown and Nigel Bradham are expected to handle starting jobs, but only the latter is a lock to stay on the field for all three downs. Brown is coming in to replace Jordan Hicks, who signed with Arizona this offseason after averaging 58.8 defensive snaps and 7.6 tackles in 12 games for Philadelphia in 2018. Brown is viewed as a downgrade from Hicks in pass coverage, which gives Grugier-Hill a shot at an every-down job -- the type that could lead to IDP value.2 days
72.Nigel Bradham: Poised for three-down role (RotoWire) Bradham is expected to handle an every-down role, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. Analysis: The Eagles swapped out Jordan Hicks for Zach Brown at middle linebacker this offseason, potentially freeing up a spot for Kamu Grugier-Hill in nickel packages. Either way, Bradham will continue to fill a three-down role after topping 900 defensive snaps in each of his first three seasons with the Eagles. The heavy workloads haven't led to first-rate IDP production, with Bradham averaging 95.7 tackles (65.7 solo) and 1.7 sacks per season in Philadelphia. Much of his value to the team comes from solid work in pass coverage.2 days
73.Quinn thinks Hooper can go to 'another l... (Rotoworld) Coach Dan Quinn believes contract-year TE Austin Hooper is "ready to go to another level" with his play in 2019.2 days
74.Ronald Jones to begin camp as No.2 RB (FFToday) is bigger. But will he be better? The Bucs running back had a disappointing rookie season, to put it mildly. The second-round pick from Southern Cal rushed for only 44 yards and one touchdown in 2018. Jones says he has added muscle and is up to 221 pounds from 208 pounds. Jones will begin training camp as the No. 2 running back behind , who led the team in rushing with 871 yards and five touchdowns. Analysis: After a dismal rookie season, some are predicting Jones will ascend to the lead back role in Tampa Bay now that a new coaching staff is in place. With pass protection and route running being areas of weakness, Jones will need to co... (More)2 days
75.Titans plan to 'ride' Henry in contract ... (Rotoworld) Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official website reports new OC Arthur Smith said he intends to "ride" contract-year RB Derrick Henry this season. Analysis: Henry turned 25 in January and is obviously coming off a monster finish to last season when he rushed for 625 yards and eight touchdowns on 97 carries (6.44 YPC) across five December contests. Smith is a complete unknown as a coordinator, but the Titans would be wise to stick with what worked down the stretch in 2018. And that was an offense centered around Henry. He's being drafted as an RB2 in fantasy. We've been through thi... (More)2 days
76.Robert Ayers: Hangs up cleats (RotoWire) Ayers announced Tuesday via his personal twitter page that he's retiring from football. Analysis: Ayers wasn't on an NFL roster during the 2018 season, and is closing in on his 34th birthday next month. The Tennessee product still had a stellar career, however, racking up 246 tackles (178 solo) and 35 sacks in 105 games over eight seasons.2 days
77.Nick Bosa: Progressing nicely from injury (RotoWire) Bosa (hamstring) said Tuesday that he'll be ready to go come Week 1 of the regular season, Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: The 21-year-old was recently diaginosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain that was expected to sideline him until at least training camp. Bosa posted a photo of him resuming workouts and running on his personal instagram Tuesday, suggesting he's recovering nicely. The 49ers could be cautious with their prized No. 2 overall draft pick in April's draft to start camp, but expect Bosa to be out there in Week 1 against Tampa Bay.2 days
78.Jake Butt: Won't land on PUP list (RotoWire) Butt (knee) won't be placed on the physically unable to perform list this offseason, but will be eased into team activities, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Analysis: Butt has played in just three games since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, largely due to tearing his ACL of the third time in five years. The team reported earlier that the tight end was likely to be cleared to participate in training camp when it opens Thursday, and this news confirms that notion. A slow transition back into the fold should be expected for the Michigan product, but the 23-year-old could be fighting for a roster spot a... (More)2 days
79.Chris Maragos: Calling it quits (RotoWire) Maragos (knee) announced Tuesday via his personal twitter account that he's retiring from football. Analysis: Maragos just underwent his third knee surgery of his career in December to clean up a torn PCL he suffered in 2017, and the injury was most likely the cause for retirement. The 32-year-old has primarily served as a significant special teams contributor throughout his career.2 days
80.Emmanuel Sanders: Easing into camp (RotoWire) Sanders (Achilles) expects to ease into training camp, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. "I don't even know if I'll do the conditioning test [Wednesday]," Sanders said Tuesday. "As far as practice, I'm definitely not going to be going full-go from the jump." Analysis: Sanders has made impressive progress from a torn Achilles, which wiped out his ninth pro season on Dec. 5. To date, he's been running full speed since early May, and on June 7 he progressed to route running that included sharp cuts. Even with that behind him, Sanders seems to be taking a logical approach in the later stages of his recovery, increasing his workl... (More)2 days
81.Jimmy Garoppolo: Works on mechanics (RotoWire) Garoppolo (knee) has been working with noted QB throwing guru Tom House, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Garoppolo, who is bouncing back from a torn left ACL that he suffered last September, has plenty on his plate in terms or rehab and recovery, but the hope is that working with House can help improve the QB's mechanics heading into the 2019 campaign. Wagoner adds that Garoppolo told him Monday that he's hopeful in terms of being fully cleared to go at the start of training camp later this month. With that in mind, the 49ers' franchise signal caller indicated "I'm able to do pretty much everything now."2 days
82.Roc Thomas: Draws three-game suspension (RotoWire) Thomas has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Analysis: Thomas, who was sentenced to three years probation in May after pleading guilty to a felony charge of marijuana possession, can practice with the Vikings during training camp and play in the preseason, but he'll sit out the team's first three regular-season games before becoming eligible to return to the field Sept. 23. Thomas is in line to compete for a depth role in the Minnesota backfield (behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) along with Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah.2 days
83.Robert Ayers retires after 10 years (Rotoworld) Ex-Bucs DE Robert Ayers has announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 years. Analysis: Cut by the Bucs following the 2017 season, Ayers could not find a new home for 2018. The No. 18 overall pick of the 2009 draft, Ayers notched four five-sack seasons, including a career-high 9.5 in 2015 for the Giants.2 days
84.Jonnu Smith: Week 1 status not yet clear (RotoWire) Smith (knee) hasn't practiced all offseason, which results in Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site being noncommittal about the tight end's Week 1 status. Analysis: Wyatt notes that coach Mike Vrabel "hasn't provided any insight on (Smith's) condition," though added clarity on that front could arrive once training camp commences. Smith's status is relevant considering that starting tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) is bouncing back from an injury of his own. It looks like Walker should be ready to go in time for the Titans' season opener, but if he misses any time in-season, Smith could enter the fantasy equation in deeper formats.2 days
85.Chris Maragos announces retirement from ... (Rotoworld) Ex-Eagles and 49ers S Chris Maragos has announced his retirement. Analysis: A 2010 UDFA, Maragos carved out a career as a core special teamer. He was a member of the Eagles' Super Bowl winning squad in 2017-18. Maragos is just 32.2 days
86.Rob Gronkowski: Has trimmed down (RotoWire) Gronkowski, who spent much of his NFL career in the 265-270 pound range, noted earlier this month that he's down to 250 pounds, Andrew Callahan of masslive.com reports. Analysis: The report indicates that the tight end, who is currently retired, hasn't been lifting weights of late and that's resulted in Gronkowski quickly trimming down since last season. Despite the noticeable change in his physique, speculation continues to swirl that Gronkowski could still elect to come out of retirement at some point down the road. With that in mind, Scott Zolak, co-host of 98.5 The Sports Hub, suggests that a midseason return (at which point Gro... (More)2 days
87.Roc Thomas slapped with three-game ban (Rotoworld) NFL suspended Vikings RB Roc Thomas three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Analysis: Thomas was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to felony marijuana possession in May. A 2018 UDFA, Thomas was on and off the 53-man roster. He touched the ball 10 times across five games.2 days
88.Ronald Jones received 'raves' during OTA... (Rotoworld) The Tampa Bay Times reports Ronald Jones received "only raves" from the Bucs' new coaching staff during offseason workouts. Analysis: Reporter Rick Stroud adds the obvious and necessary caveat that the "raves" came during pad-less practices. It's still better than the alternative. Jones fell deep into everyone's dog house during his lost rookie year. He enters camp as the clear-cut No. 2 back behind Peyton Barber, but he is going to get the opportunity to do some depth chart climbing.2 days
89.Sanders 'definitely not full go' for cam... (Rotoworld) Speaking Wednesday, Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') said he's "definitely not going to be full go from the jump" in training camp.2 days
90.40 percent chance Gronk comes back in 20... (Rotoworld) A "source close to Rob Gronkowski" puts his chances of playing at some point in 2019 at 40 percent.3 days
91.Broncos' Dalton Risner signs rookie cont... (Rotoworld) Broncos signed second-round G/T Dalton Risner to a four-year contract. Analysis: Risner made 50 starts for Kansas State's offensive line, manning center as a freshman before moving to right tackle for the rest of his career. He was lining up at left guard in Broncos OTAs. A second-team All-American as a senior, Risner allowed QB pressures on a conference-low 1.4% of his pass-blocking snaps. PFF College graded Risner as an elite run blocker in all four years. The Broncos are going to get him on the field as a rookie. 3 days
92.Delanie Walker should be ready for opene... (Rotoworld) The Titans' official website expects Delanie Walker (ankle) to be ready for Week 1. Analysis: Walker recently expressed uncertainty about whether he would begin camp on the active/PUP list, but reserve/PUP to begin the year can be safely ruled out. Going on 35, the Titans have zero reason to rush Walker's recovery. It would not be surprising to see him sit out the entire preseason. Currently being drafted on the TE1/2 borderline, Walker is looking like a potential 2019 bargain.3 days
93.Jonnu Smith (knee) questionable for Week... (Rotoworld) The Titans' official website considers Jonnu Smith (knee) questionable for Week 1. Analysis: It's a bit of a surprise since Smith "only" tore his MCL, but he has yet to practice this offseason. The No. 100 overall pick of the 2017 draft went down last Week 14. Perhaps he is a candidate for the reserve/PUP list, which would cost six games. Smith would be something of a TE2 dark horse behind an aging/rehabbing Delanie Walker, but it will all come down to his health.3 days
94.Todd Gurley: Won't change running style (RotoWire) Gurley isn't going to change his playing style and reaffirmed his knee is "good," Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Analysis: There are still questions surrounding Gurley's fantasy stock. He sat out offseason workouts, and it was also made public in June that there's an "arthritic component" to his lingering knee injury. Unfortunately, there probably aren't going to be many concrete answers until Week 1. He's unlikely to see many reps through the preseason, and the Rams re-signing Malcolm Brown and trading up to select Darrell Henderson in the NFL Draft this spring suggest Gurley's role could be reduced to limit the wear and tear on his... (More)3 days
95.Randy Gregory applying for reinstatement (Rotoworld) Suspended Cowboys DE Randy Gregory will apply for reinstatement this week. Analysis: Gregory was able to play in 16 games last season including the playoffs, recording six sacks along the way, but he was suspended in February for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Dallas signed Gregory to a one-year extension in April, suggesting they expect him to play again, and it at least appears possible that could happen as soon as this season. As of now, Gregory is suspended indefinitely.3 days
96.Andy Isabella: Poised for Week 1 role (RotoWire) Isabella has a chance to earn an immediate role on offense, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Analysis: Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are locked in for key roles, leaving Isabella to compete with a couple other rookies (Hakeem Butler, KeeSean Johnson) and a slew of veterans (Trent Sherfield, Kevin White, Damiere Byrd, Chad Williams) for the third and fourth spots at wide receiver. The No. 4 receiver doesn't get many snaps in a typical NFL offense, but it'll be a different story in Arizona if coach Kliff Kingsbury's pro version of the Air Raid is similar to what he used at Texas Tech -- a scheme heavy on four-... (More)3 days
97.Broncos second rounders could hold out (Rotoworld) 9 News' Mike Klis reports Broncos second-rounders QB Drew Lock and OG Dalton Risner could hold out into camp. Analysis: Risner and Lock were taken back-to-back in the second round, which is apparently the reason for the contract impasse. Lock is looking for a "quarterback premium" on his rookie deal, but Risner does not want to accept a smaller contract than the one signed by a teammate taken one pick after him. This should get worked out, but the rookies could miss the first few days of camp.3 days
98.Drew Lock a training camp holdout? (FFToday) Negotiations between the Broncos and rookies Dalton Risner and have snagged to the point the team may have a couple second-round training camp holdouts. According to multiple sources, Lock’s agent is seeking a "quarterback premium," which is common for QBs taken in the first and third rounds. Lock was taken in the second round. (Second-round QBs since 2014 did not receive a premium). The premium Lock is seeking would mean either more money or more full guarantees in Lock’s contract than Risner’s slotted amount. And Risner’s agent understandably doesn’t want to take less than the player selected behind him Analy... (More)3 days
99.Julio Jones: Working toward contract (RotoWire) Jones (foot) is sending agent Drew Rosenhaus to meet with the Falcons on Wednesday for face-to-face negotiations, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Falcons owner Arthur Blank and general manger Thomas Dimitroff both have acknowledged their intention to give Jones a new contract, but there's still work to be done on the exact terms. Jones has two seasons remaining on a five-year, $71.25 million deal, putting him 12th among wide receivers in average annual value ($14.25 million), per overthecap.com. The 30-year-old didn't hold out from mandatory minicamp in June, instead watching from the sidelines to avoid aggravating his foot. ... (More)3 days
100.Ezekiel Elliott: Weighing options for holdout (RotoWire) Elliott is weighing his options for a potential holdout but hasn't made a final decision, Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports. Analysis: A prolonged holdout would put the most pressure on the Cowboys, but Elliott would lose an accrued season towards free agency if he doesn't report to training camp by Aug. 6. The relationship between team and player reportedly remains cordial, albeit with the complication of Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper entering contract seasons. Elliott doesn't seem to be the immediate priority, as he's under team control through 2020 via the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Discussions with Elliott s... (More)3 days

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