|1.||Chiefs S Berry cancer-free, to practice ...
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs SS Eric Berry (lymphoma) is cancer-free and will practice with the team at training camp Wednesday. Analysis: What an awesome bit of news to end the night on a good note after it was revealed star NT Dontari Poe (back surgery) would miss all of camp and much of the season. Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December after complaining of chest discomfort. He was immediately sent for treatment and has beaten cancer. The Chiefs now have four capable safeties in Berry, Tyvon Branch, Husain Abdullah and Ron Parker. Parker can also play corner.||1 hour||
|2.||Fins have had no contract talks with Ver...
||(Rotoworld) The Dolphins have had no contract talks with contract-year RE Olivier Vernon. Analysis: Vernon is entering his age-24 season and the final year of his rookie deal. He's recorded 18 sacks over the past two seasons and plays above-average run defense. Vernon is expected to command Cameron Jordan money -- five years and $55 million with $33.5 million guaranteed -- at the very least and may be a candidate for the Dolphins' franchise tag. Miami may have to choose between on-the-rise Vernon or aging veteran LE Cameron Wake next offseason.||3 hours|
|3.||Cowboys DE Mincey skips team flight to c...
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey skipped the team's flight to training camp as he aims for a new contract.||3 hours|
|4.||NFL offered Brady 2 games for guilty adm...
||(Rotoworld) PFT's Mike Florio reports the NFL offered suspended QB Tom Brady a two-game reduction on his four-game suspension in exchange for a guilty admission. Analysis: Per Florio's source, Brady had to admit to admit to having knowledge of whatever ball men John Jastremski and Jim McNally were doing to the footballs, admit to failing to cooperate with the Ted Wells investigation and the apologize. Brady's ban would have then dropped to at least two games and possibly one. It appears Brady is dead-set on taking the NFL to court to get his suspension wiped out completely or he's going to take... (More)||3 hours|
|5.||Brandon Coleman 'on the rise' at Saints ...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports WR Brandon Coleman is "playing faster and more at ease" this summer after struggling as a rookie. Analysis: Coleman had a tough time adjusting to the speed of the NFL as a priority UDFA last year, dropping passes on a daily basis. He was part of the Saints' final cuts and spent his entire rookie year on the practice squad. Coleman is competing with Joe Morgan, Josh Morgan and Seantavius Jones for two roster spots. Triplett calls Coleman a player "on the rise" who could become a red-zone threat.||4 hours|
|6.||Cowboys | Jeremy Mincey won't report
||(USA Today) Dallas Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey won't report to training camp, per a source Tuesday, July 28. Mincey was unsuccessful in working out a new deal.||4 hours|
|7.||No charges filed against Broncos DE Smit...
||(Rotoworld) The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department has decided not to file charges against Broncos DE Antonio Smith. Analysis: Smith was under investigation for some creepy alleged "sexual in nature" child abuse in May. The police department has apparently concluded its investigation, and Smith will report to Broncos camp this week. The versatile 33-year-old will likely play a big role while DE Derek Wolfe is suspended the first four weeks.||4 hours|
|8.||Kamar Aiken dominated 1st-tm reps this s...
||(Rotoworld) Ravens WR Kamar Aiken "consistently" practiced with the first-team offense at spring workouts, ahead of Breshad Perriman. Analysis: The Ravens aren't handing a starting job to first-round pick Perriman, who reportedly "needs to become more consistent" after showing a propensity for dropped passes in OTAs and minicamp. Perriman also struggled with drops at UCF. Unlike the Panthers last year with Kelvin Benjamin, the Ravens seem hesitant to throw Perriman into the fire. This is a camp battle to watch throughout August.||4 hours|
|9.||Justin Forsett's catch total could doubl...
||(Rotoworld) The Baltimore Sun agrees that Justin Forsett's catch total "could potentially double" under new OC Marc Trestman. Analysis: ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley wrote almost the exact same thing in June. As the Sun notes, Trestman's running backs have averaged 72 catches for roughly 600 yards per season. Forsett finished his breakout 2014 with 44 grabs.||4 hours|
|10.||Maxx Williams started slow at spring pra...
||(Rotoworld) Ravens second-round pick Maxx Williams "didn't get off to the fastest start" at spring practices. Analysis: Williams admitted to struggling to digest OC Marc Trestman's playbook, and the Baltimore Sun is projecting Crockett Gillmore as the Ravens' Week 1 starter at tight end. The Sun writes the Ravens "might need to temper expectations" for Williams in his first year. Fantasy owners should heed this advice.||4 hours|
|11.||Zimmer high on Eric Kendricks
||(Rotoworld) Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said second-round pick Eric Kendricks was "ahead of most rookies" at minicamp in June. Analysis: The brother of Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks, Eric played in a pro-style defense under Jim Mora at UCLA and has a chance to be an every-down player at Mike linebacker in Zimmer's scheme as a rookie. To play in sub-packages, Kendricks will likely have to show better coverage skills than WLB Chad Greenway in practice. Kendricks offers immediate LB2 upside in IDP leagues.||4 hours|
|12.||Cowboys | Dallas still not interested in veterans
||(USA Today) The Dallas Cowboys are still not interested in veteran RBs Chris Johnson and Ray Rice, following the release of RB Ryan Williams Tuesday, July 28. The Cowboys remain confident in RBs Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar.||4 hours|
|13.||Raiders | Trent Richardson sees opportunity
||(USA Today) Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson plans to make the most of a fresh start in Oakland. "I know what they [the coaching staff] expect and how they're going to spread the field, putting me in a position to be successful," said Richardson. "With that, in talking to [Head] Coach [Jack Del Rio], he just said there is just a lot of opportunity out here. He said he isn't going to promise me anything, but if I come in and work, I can be that bell cow," Richardson said Tuesday, July 28.||5 hours|
|14.||'Possibility' Todd Gurley starts Week 1
||(Rotoworld) The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Todd Gurley (knee) starts Week 1. Analysis: Gurley's outlook has improved considerably after he avoided the PUP list to begin camp, but writer Myles Simmons still believes it's "more probable" Tre Mason starts Week 1 than Gurley. Simmons points toward coach Jeff Fisher's usual conservatism with rookies as evidence. Regardless of who starts Week 1, it's looking more and more likely that Gurley has a big role by the end of September. His health is farther along than was previously expected.||5 hours|
|15.||Rams' site: Mason most likely to start W...
||(Rotoworld) The Rams' official website expects Tre Mason to "still play a significant role" in 2015, and believes it's "more probable" Mason starts Week 1 than Todd Gurley. Analysis: Writer Myles Simmons believes Gurley will be brought along slowly, and reminds that coach Jeff Fisher "almost always likes to be conservative with rookies." This is true, but the fact that Gurley is avoiding the PUP list to begin camp and therefore the season suggests an early-season return, and a big role along with it. Even if he makes a few early-season starts, Mason is best re... (More)||5 hours|
|16.||RGIII 'exhibited growth' this offseason
||(Rotoworld) Redskins sources tell the Washington Post that Robert Griffin III "exhibited growth" this offseason. Analysis: Mike Jones' report comes six days after an "anonymous offensive coach" told ESPN that Griffin was "done." Although the Redskins are apparently cautiously optimistic about RGIII's 2015, Jones reports "nobody is ready to launch a 'Hes baaaack!' campaign yet." Griffin was a special talent before injuries started sapping his explosiveness, but it's hard to see him regaining his rookie form.||5 hours|
|17.||Jets | Geno Smith won't have long leash
||(USA Today) New York Jets QB Geno Smith could be benched if he struggles early in the season, according to head coach Todd Bowles Tuesday, July 28. "If you feel that his position or any other position is hurting the team, as a head coach, it's up to you to do something about it," Bowles said about Smith. "It's not a year-long thing for anybody. You earn your keep by the week. You earn your keep by the day. ... If somebody is not doing their job, it's up to me to rectify the situation," said Bowles.||6 hours|
|18.||Jimmie Ward (foot) ready for training ca...
||(Rotoworld) 49ers DB Jimmie Ward (foot surgery) has been cleared for training camp. Analysis: Ward went down last Week 10, and missed the 49ers' entire offseason program. The No. 30 overall pick of last year's draft, Ward flashed upside as a rookie, but was continually slowed by injury. The versatile defensive back will begin the year with nickel duties, provided he's healthy.||6 hours|
|19.||Darnell Dockett cleared for training cam...
||(Rotoworld) 49ers DE Darnell Dockett (ACL) has been cleared for training camp. Analysis: Dockett tore his ACL last August. Headed into his age-34 campaign, Dockett figures to be brought along slowly even though he's avoided the PUP list. Not the pass rusher he once was, Dockett is unlikely to come close to the 890 snaps he played for Arizona in 2013.||6 hours|
|20.||Marques Colston placed on Active/PUP list
||(FFToday) The New Orleans Saints designated three players as physically unable to perform on Tuesday, placing them on the "PUP list" one day before the start of training camp. Safety Jairus Byrd, receiver Marques Colston and defensive tackle Glenn Foster were placed on the PUP list. Analysis: Colston's injury has not been disclosed so a timetable for his return remains unclear. It should be noted that Colston missed a good portion of off-season workouts as we... (More)||6 hours|
|21.||Vikings | Mike Wallace wants to prove himself again
||(USA Today) Minnesota Vikings WR Mike Wallace said he definitely has something to prove this year on his new team. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said the only thing that matters for Wallace is how he performs when he's on the field, not what he says off it. "If he makes plays, [if] he does the things we want him to do, [if] he works hard in practice, [if] he sets an example in his actions in terms of the way he approaches preparation, then that's leadership," Turner said. "What guys say is very meaningless to me. It's obviously what they do."||6 hours|
|22.||Bucs having 'healthy' talks with WLB Dav...
||(Rotoworld) Bucs GM Jason Licht said he's having "healthy" extension talks with contract-year WLB Lavonte David. Analysis: Licht also called David an "elite" player, something that could signal the sides are close to an accord. Davis is believed to be seeking an annual $6-$7 million.||6 hours|
|23.||Gurley to be on active roster to start camp
||(FFToday) This week, Todd Gurley passed his physical with flying colors and will be on the active roster for the start of training camp. Even if Gurley is full go come Week 1, Tre Mason will likely still play a significant role within the offense. Analysis: It's good news the Gurley will avoid the PUP list to start camp and gives him an opportunity to be on the active roster come Week 1. Even if Gurley moves through training camp with no setbacks its likely Jeff Fisher will error on the side of caution and ease Gurley ... (More)||6 hours|
|24.||Bills | Corey Graham to be full-time safety
||(USA Today) Buffalo Bills CB Corey Graham has been preparing for the full-time position change from cornerback to safety for the 2015 season. "I've done it for years in the NFL already," Graham said. "I've played the extra safety position in goal line before. I've gone up against tight ends. I've had to hold up in the run game, so it's really nothing new to me," said Graham. Head coach Rex Ryan said Graham has "really taken to" the change.||7 hours|
|25.||Ryan Williams revers to injured reserve
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys placed RB Ryan Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Analysis: It turns out Williams was waived/injured, not released. Unsurprisingly, he went unclaimed on waivers. Recovering from a June "procedure," Williams just can't get his troublesome knee healthy. Williams will likely be released with an injury settlement if/when he gets healthy in 2015.||7 hours|
|26.||Report: Brady settlement was on the tabl...
||(Rotoworld) NFL Network reports the sides were "moving close" to a settlement that would have reduced Tom Brady's suspension to one game, but that the league refused to "seal" the records. Analysis: For its part, the NFLPA called the report "rubbish." In a searing and vitriolic statement Tuesday afternoon, the players association also officially announced it would be appealing Brady's suspension to federal court.||7 hours|
|27.||49ers | Two players cleared to practice
||(USA Today) San Francisco 49ers DT Darnell Dockett (knee) and SS Jimmie Ward (foot) have been cleared to practice.||7 hours|
|28.||Bills move on from veteran OG Chris Will...
||(Rotoworld) Bills released/failed physical OG Chris Williams. Analysis: A 16-game starter for the Rams in 2013, Williams was limited to three games by a back injury last season. He's apparently still not healthy. 28 days shy of his 30th birthday, Williams will have to prove he's 100 percent before getting a chance elsewhere.||7 hours|
|29.||Jairus Byrd to begin camp on active/PUP ...
||(Rotoworld) Saints placed FS Jairus Byrd (meniscus) on the active/PUP list. Analysis: Byrd was reportedly "full go" in OTAs, but the Saints are going to bring him along slow nevertheless. With Byrd going on 29 and sporting an increasingly-long injury history, the Saints have zero reason to rush him. The Saints badly need a bounce-back from their high-priced safety as they look to move on from last year's subpar safety play.||7 hours|
|30.||Marques Colston beginning camp on PUP li...
||(Rotoworld) Saints placed WR Marques Colston on the active/PUP. Analysis: Colston's "injury" is undisclosed. He shouldn't be sidelined more than a couple of days. Colston is on the record as expecting his practice reps to be "managed" all season. The Saints don't need to push their 32-year-old wideout in camp and the preseason.||7 hours|
|31.||Carlos Hyde beginning camp on NFI list
||(Rotoworld) 49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on the active/NFI list. Analysis: It's believed to be a day-to-day issue, but still unideal for a player who is supposed to take control of the 49ers' backfield this season. Hyde missed time earlier this offseason with a leg issue. He should be good to go for San Francisco's first preseason game.||7 hours|
|32.||Dontari Poe could return early in the se...
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs NT Dontari Poe (back surgery) could return "early" in the season. Analysis: The Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor initially tweeted that Poe had a "reasonable chance" to return at the "end of the season," but has corrected his error. It's definitely good news, but the Chiefs' own website has already reported that Poe will sit out all of camp. There's a good chance he could begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, costing him six games. Jaye Howard will fill in for however long Poe is sidelined.||7 hours|
|33.||Saints release veteran DT Brodrick Bunkl...
||(Rotoworld) Saints released/failed physical DT Brodrick Bunkley. Analysis: Bunkley tore his quad in late November, and is apparently still recovering. Bunkley was viewed as a candidate for release all offseason, but appeared to save his roster spot when he agreed to a pay cut in March. Bunkley is a helpful run stuffer when healthy, but turns 32 in November. He'll have to prove he's back to full health before getting a workout elsewhere.||7 hours|
|34.||Chiefs | Dontari Poe had surgery
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) underwent surgery on his herniated disk July 15. Poe will miss training camp, but head coach Andy Reid said there's a chance Poe is able to return in the early part of the season depending on how he recovers.||7 hours|
|35.||Bengals | Two more players go to NFI list
||(USA Today) Cincinnati Bengals DE Margus Hunt (undisclosed) and LB Sean Porter (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.||7 hours|
|36.||49ers | More players added to NFI list
||(USA Today) San Francisco 49ers OG Trenton Brown (undisclosed), LB Aaron Lynch (undisclosed) and WR DeAndre Smelter (knee) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.||7 hours|
|37.||Saints | Brian Dixon goes to NFI list
||(USA Today) New Orleans Saints CB Brian Dixon (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|38.||Eagles | Matthew Tucker placed on IR
||(USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles RB Matthew Tucker (undisclosed) was placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|39.||Cowboys | Ryan Williams placed on IR
||(USA Today) Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|40.||Greg Little working out for the Bengals
||(Rotoworld) Free agent WR Greg Little will work out for the Bengals. Analysis: Little was released by the Bengals in February, but they have a need at the back end of their receiver corps after losing James Wright (knee) for the season. Little will presumably be working out with other veteran wideouts. He visited the Jets earlier this week.||8 hours|
|41.||Saints | Brodrick Bunkley released
||(USA Today) New Orleans Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley (undisclosed) was released with a failed physical designation Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|42.||Chiefs expect Eric Berry update on Wedne...
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs SS Eric Berry (lymphoma) is undergoing further testing, but the team expects to have more information on his status by Wednesday. Analysis: "Everything has been positive so far," coach Andy Reid said on Tuesday. ESPN's Adam Teicher expects Berry to begin the year on the reserve/NFI list, but perhaps that will change if Berry gets good news this week. His status will likely be updated in the next 48 hours.||8 hours|
|43.||Bengals | James Wright waived
||(USA Today) Cincinnati Bengals WR James Wright (knee) was waived with an injured designation Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|44.||Panthers | Darrin Reaves waived
||(USA Today) Carolina Panthers RB Darrin Reaves was waived Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|45.||Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't be limited
||(USA Today) Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will still receive a heavy workload this season, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Peterson will be given as much as he can take.||8 hours|
|46.||Poe out indefinitely following back surg...
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs NT Dontari Poe is recovering from back surgery to repair a herniated disk, and is out indefinitely. Analysis: Poe won't participate in camp. Per coach Andy Reid, there's a "reasonable chance" Poe returns at the "end of the season." Poe was a slow developer, but has come on as one of the league's premier nose tackles. His loss is a massive blow for a run defense that was one of the league's worst in 2014, and doesn't know what it will get from Mike DeVito and Derrick Johnson as they recover from Achilles' injuries. Poe has missed just one game in three NFL s... (More)||8 hours|
|47.||Saints | Two more players go on PUP
||(USA Today) New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee) and DT Glenn Foster (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|48.||Saints | Marques Colston placed on PUP list
||(USA Today) New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|49.||49ers | Carlos Hyde placed on NFI list
||(USA Today) San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.||8 hours|
|50.||Tom Brady 'definitely' seeking injunctio...
||(Rotoworld) The New York Daily News reports Tom Brady will "definitely" file for an injunction to stay his four-game suspension while the legal process plays out. Analysis: The league has already sought to "confirm" Brady's suspension in federal court, while Brady is prepared to file a lawsuit of his own. We're nowhere near the end of this melodrama, which has been given the gravity of an international incident.||8 hours|
|51.||Patriots | NE still wins without Tom Brady
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is facing a four-game suspension, but the Patriots have done fairly well without him. In games Brady has missed since he became a starter in 2001, New England has gone 10-5. They have averaged about two fewer points per game and about 27 fewer passing yards per game. However, their rushing yards have increased from 115.7 yards per game to 143.5 yards per game. Their total yards per game have actually increased as well from 366.8 yards per game to 367.3 yards per game.||8 hours|
|52.||Cincy so far unimpressed with Denarius M...
||(Rotoworld) According to Bengals.com, the team was "hoping to see more" from Denarius Moore this offseason. Analysis: Moore's roster odds have improved with James Wright (knee) headed to injured reserve, but he was apparently unimpressive in OTAs and minicamp. It's troubling news for a wideout who has never lacked for physical skills. If Moore can't revive his career under OC Hue Jackson, who coached him to his best season in 2011, it's probably never going to happen.||9 hours|
|53.||Chiefs | Dontari Poe has back injury
||(USA Today) Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is dealing with a herniated disk in his back and has had two epidurals. The extent of and timetable for the injury were not disclosed.||9 hours|
|54.||Patriots | Tom Brady taking appeal to court
||(USA Today) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has given permission to the NFL Players Association to appeal his case in federal court, according to a source. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension for his involvement in deflating footballs in last year's postseason.||9 hours|
|55.||Leg up: NFL asks feds to confirm Brady's...
||(Rotoworld) Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick reports the NFL has asked the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to "confirm" Tom Brady's four-game suspension. Analysis: In other words, they're suing Brady before he can sue them. Brady's 2014-15 decision to slightly under-inflate his footballs has resulted in an all-out war with the league. The SportsBusiness Journal's Daniel Kaplan speculates the league's suit is designed to get the matter out of judge David Doty's jurisdiction. Doty has often been a thorn in the NFL's side. Brady's case is looking a bit shaky amidst the revelation he intentional... (More)||9 hours|
|56.||Markus Wheaton had impressive offseason
||(Rotoworld) Although Martavis Bryant is garnering more hype, NFL Network's Albert Breer has heard third-year WR Markus Wheaton had "probably the best offseason of the Steelers' wide receivers." Analysis: The 79th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Wheaton has fallen short of expectations through two seasons, managing 59 catches for 708 yards and two touchdowns on 99 targets. Still, Wheaton is only 24 years old and appears to be entrenched as Pittsburgh's slot receiver in what will be a base three-wide attack. We don't have high expectations for Wheaton in re-draft leagues, but he's stil... (More)||9 hours|
|57.||Bengals waive/injured WR James Wright
||(Rotoworld) Bengals waived/injured WR James Wright. Analysis: Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, Wright is "facing season-ending knee surgery" after apparently tearing his PCL late last year. The injury was previously undisclosed. Wright had been penciled in as Cincinnati's No. 4 receiver. Hobson reports the Bengals are expected to work out a group of veteran receivers before camp begins on Friday. The No. 239 pick of last year's draft, Wright caught five passes in 11 games. He should clear waivers and revert to injured reserve, but it's not a given. Wright's injury increases Denarius Moo... (More)||9 hours|
|58.||Vikings | Jarius Wright ready for new role
||(USA Today) Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright said he's prepared to see more time in the slot this year. "I've been outside a lot with the Vikings," Wright said, "but I can definitely transfer over and play the slot." Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wright has already shown he can succeed there. "The best things that Jarius did were when he was in the slot," Zimmer said. "We keep working him outside but we know he has big value for us in the slot, as well."||9 hours|
|59.||Cedric Ogbuehi officially placed on NFI ...
||(Rotoworld) Bengals placed OT Cedric Ogbuehi (knee) on the active/NFI list. Analysis: Cincinnati's first-rounder could remain on the NFI list through Week 1, which would cost him the first six games of the season. The Bengals won't risk Ogbuehi's future with LT Andrew Whitworth and RT Andre Smith still in the starting lineup.||9 hours|
|60.||Vontaze Burfict begins camp on active/PU...
||(Rotoworld) Bengals placed WLB Vontaze Burfict (knee) on the active/PUP list. Analysis: It's quite likely Burfict will remain on the PUP list through Week 1, which means he'll miss the first six games of the season. Recovering from microfracture surgery and neck issues, it's possible Burfict ends up missing the entire season.||9 hours|
|61.||NFL Upholds Tom Brady's 4 Game Suspension
||(FFChamps) The NFL has ruled to uphold New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady's, four game suspension. Brady has said publicly he will sue the league if the suspension was not reduced. Legal experts say he will "seek an injunction that will allow him to play while his case works its way through the courts." Analysis: If Brady is granted the injunction, he may be under-center in Week 1 and have the federal courts make a ruling on the case at a later date. For now we are expecting to see JimmyGaroppolo as the Patriots starting QB when New England opens... (More)||9 hours|
|62.||Fantasy Football Players Celebrate: Bell's Suspension Reduced To Two Games
||(FFChamps) The NFL has reduced Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le'Veon Bell's, suspension from three to two games. Analysis: Even when Bell was scheduled to serve a three game suspension, we still loved him as a Top 3 back. Now that its been reduced to two games, we feel he deserves to be the Number 1 or Number 2 running back off the board.||9 hours|
|63.||Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced to 2 g...
||(Rotoworld) The NFL has reduced Le'Veon Bell's suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy from three games to two. Analysis: That sound you hear is Bell racing back to the top of draft boards. Including the Steelers' bye, Bell is still ticketed to miss 23 percent of the fantasy regular season, but he's a dual-threat difference maker who provides a weekly edge in all formats of fantasy. That's especially true in PPR leagues, where Bell is a no-brainer at No. 1 overall. Bell is the goal-line back and primary checkdown target for an offense that wants to score 30 points per game t... (More)||9 hours|
|64.||Dolphins | Lamar Miller could see more carries
||(USA Today) Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller may see an increase in carries in 2015, according to head coach Joe Philbin. "If he's cranking and he got it 24 times a game and he's healthy and he's fast and he's explosive, it doesn't bother me one bit," Philbin said.||10 hours|
|65.||NFL upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspen...
||(Rotoworld) The league has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension. Analysis: After a summer of waffling, commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to hold firm on Brady's shockingly-severe punishment. It means the matter is now headed to federal court, where Brady will sue the league. Brady will reportedly "seek an injunction that will allow him to play while his case works its way through the courts." Buried in the league's statement was confirmation that Brady destroyed his cellphone, apparently on the same day he met with investigator Ted Wells. Reading the reports, "Deflategate&q... (More)||10 hours|
|66.||Report: Cowboys have no interest in Ray ...
||(Rotoworld) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys have "no interest" in free agent Ray Rice. Analysis: The Cowboys have been speculatively connected to Rice and Chris Johnson, but ESPN's Todd Archer previously tweeted those links are being made by "everybody but the Cowboys." Per the Star-Telegram's Charean Williams, the Cowboys "haven't ruled out signing a vet back, but not for at least a couple weeks." They want to see how Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar look early in camp.||10 hours|
|67.||Bengals | Vontaze Burfict to go on PUP list
||(USA Today) Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to a source.||10 hours|
|68.||Jaguars | Roster moves made
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee) and S James Sample (arm) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28. DE Nordly Capi (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.||10 hours|
|69.||Todd Gurley beginning camp on active ros...
||(Rotoworld) Updating an earlier item, Rams RB Todd Gurley (ACL) will begin training camp on the active roster. Analysis: It means Gurley is ineligible for the reserve/NFI list, which would have cost him the first six games of the season. It's a major surprise after the Rams insisted all offseason they would take things slow with the No. 10 overall pick. It still doesn't guarantee Gurley will be ready for Week 1, but he's trending in that direction. Gurley's Week 1 status will be confirmed if he suits up for preseason action. Expect Gurley's ADP of RB20 to climb.||10 hours|
||(RotoWire) McCourty could see more balls thrown to the receiver he's covering in 2015, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Offseason acquisition Perrish Cox figures to do a better job across from McCourty than Blidi Wreh-Wilson did in 2014, which would lead to more throws to McCourty's man. The 27-year-old cornerback recorded 85 tackles and three interceptions 2014, but he would get an opportunity to improve on those stats with more action heading his way. The Titans face a relatively underwhelming slate of No. 1 receivers in 2015, so McCourty could be in for a very solid IDP campaign if he maintains the level of play he displayed in 2014.||10 hours|
||(RotoWire) Gurley (knee) passed his conditioning test with the Rams on Tuesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: The report suggests that Gurley did so "impressively we might add," and indicated that the rookie running is slated to begin training camp on the Rams' active roster. At this stage it's unclear how much work the No. 10 pick overall will be up for as training camp progresses, but Tuesday's news is a very positive indicator that Gurley is progressing well in his recovery from the torn ACL in his left knee that suffered back on Nov. 15.||10 hours|
|72.||Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced to two games
||(FFToday) Le'Veon Bell suspension reduced to two games by NFL. Analysis: Bell's ADP will certainly rise more than it should on this news. He currently sits as the No.4 pick in 12-team leagues both in standard and the PPR variety. Bell will miss games against the Patriots and 49ers and will return in Week 3 to face the Rams.||10 hours|
|73.||Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson will report to camp
||(USA Today) New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson will report to training camp, but is still hoping he'll receive a contract extension, admitting he is still frustrated that the latter has not happened yet. "I thought a deal would be made, but at the end of the day, it's a business. These things take time," Wilkerson said.||10 hours|
|74.||Steelers | Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's original three-game suspension has been reduced to a two-game suspension Tuesday, July 28.||10 hours|
|75.||Harrison Smith admits extension is unlik...
||(Rotoworld) Vikings FS Harrison Smith admits he's unlikely to sign an extension before the season. Analysis: Coming off a breakout campaign, the No. 29 overall pick of the 2012 draft is due just $6.64 million over the next two seasons. Smith does believe he's in Minnesota for the long haul, however. "You can count on it," Smith said of his odds of remaining in the Twin Cities. Locking Smith up next offseason will likely be a priority for the Vikings.||10 hours|
||(RotoWire) Hunter is expected to be with the Titans when they open camp Thursday, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The third-year wide receiver is facing legal charges for his alleged role in a July 3 bar fight, but his status is still under review with the NFL. Former NFL running back Cedric Benson served a one-game suspension for a comparable offense in 2011, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has a reputation for inconsistency when it comes to doling out discipline. Hunter has a lot of competition on the field as part of a deep Titans receiving corps, so it's critical that he avoids missing time in camp if he wants to play a major role in 2015... (More)||10 hours|
|77.||Mike Wallace vows to be "better" in Minnesota
||(FFToday) Mike Wallace spent two controversial years with the Miami Dolphins, becoming the center of attention for what he often said, and often didn't say.
After signing a five-year, $60 million contract as a free agent in 2013, the wide receiver had a brief, turbulent Miami tenure that ended with him on the bench for the second half of last December's regular-season finale against the New York Jets.
In March, he was traded to the Vikings, who hope a change of scenery will lead to him being the player he was when starring for Pittsburgh from 2009-12.
Four months after the deal,... (More)||11 hours|
|78.||Patriots | Tom Brady's suspension upheld
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension has been upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, July 28.||11 hours|
|79.||Lamar Miller slated for more carries in 2015
||(FFToday) It was one of the biggest complaints for the 2014 Miami Dolphins.
Running back Lamar Miller, who had a career season, never got more than 19 carries in a game last season. In fact, Miller received more than 15 carries just four times. It was head-scratching considering Miller set new career highs in rushing yards (1,099), yards per carry (5.1) and total touchdowns (nine) last year.
But Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin told ESPN.com Sunday that the coaching staff is confident Miller can handle the load in 2015 and has no problem giving him more carries. Miller averaged j... (More)||11 hours|
|80.||Coates 'has got work to do' to earn snap...
||(Rotoworld) After attending the start of Steelers camp, Yahoo's Charles Robinson came away believing rookie Sammie Coates "has got work to do." Analysis: Coates has reportedly missed time with "hamstring issues," something that wasn't previously reported. The injury doesn't sound serious, but Robinson believes it's clear Coates is far behind Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton. "It's going to take a lot of progress and maybe an injury for Coates to get some real opportunities this year," Robinson wrote. Barring a fast progression in camp, Coates may open 2015 as a... (More)||11 hours|
|81.||NFL sticks with 4-game suspension for Brady
||(FFToday) NFL upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, per source. Story continues. Now on to court. Analysis: The saga continues. The four-game suspension isn't severe... It's justified. Instead of taking the punishment, Brady will likely continue to push the issue into the courts. There's a possibility Brady could play until his case his heard but we'll gain more details on that scenario in the coming days/weeks.||11 hours|
|82.||Steelers | DeAngelo Williams unsure of workload
||(USA Today) Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams isn't sure how often he'll be used in training camp or in the first few games of the season yet. RB Le'Veon Bell's fate is tied to his three-game suspension that lies in limbo. Williams said he'll be ready for whatever he's asked to do.||11 hours|
|83.||Mike Wallace calls himself out
||(Rotoworld) Mike Wallace says he needs to be a "better person and a better player" in Minnesota. Analysis: "(I'm trying) my best to be a leader this year and do a much better job in that department than I have been before," Wallace said. "I know some mistakes I made in Miami. I know some good things. So I try to leave the bad and take the good." Essentially in a contract year since he can be cut cost free after the season, Wallace has plenty of incentive to shape up on and off the field.||11 hours|
|84.||Philbin open to more carries for Lamar M...
||(Rotoworld) Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says the team is open to giving Lamar Miller more carries in 2015. Analysis: Miller notoriously failed to hit 20 carries in any game last year, despite averaging an explosive 5.09 yards per tote in one of the NFL's most efficient rushing offenses. Miller did handle 19 carries in each of Miami's final two games, however, and Philbin left the door open for Miller to be treated more like a workhorse this year. "I would tell you Ive never been in a meeting where Ive said to [OC] Bill [Lazor] or [RBs coach] Jeff Nixon or the offensive line coaches (th... (More)||11 hours|
|85.||Steelers | Le'Veon Bell staying prepared
||(USA Today) Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell doesn't know yet how many games he'll be missing this season due to an impending suspension. Bell is focused on training camp and being a better teammate, though. He said he's going to give it his all every time he's on the practice field. Bell also said he might be given a lighter load in training camp this time around.||11 hours|
|86.||Giants | Has Victor Cruz increased his speed?
||(USA Today) New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) is supposedly faster now than he was before he tore his patellar tendon last season, according to teammate CB Prince Amukamara. Amukamara said Cruz looked fabulous when they trained together for a day earlier this offseason. Cruz is still recovering from the injury, but he is expected to be ready by training camp.||11 hours|
|87.||Falcons working out free agent LT Jake L...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent LT Jake Long is working out for the Falcons Tuesday. Analysis: Long, recovering from his second ACL tear at 30 years old, has been on the street since the Rams cut him in March. The former No. 1 overall pick would be a low-risk addition for a Falcons team that desperately needs to protect Matt Ryan better. Left tackle Jake Matthews struggled badly as a rookie and potential right tackle Tyler Polumbus is not the answer. The Falcons are putting Long and his balky knees through a physical Tuesday.||11 hours|
|88.||R.J. Stanford signs with Lions
||(Rotoworld) Lions signed CB R.J. Stanford. Analysis: Stanford beat out Javier Arenas and Ethan Davis to land the 90th spot on the Lions' roster. He'll be depth for a unit headlined by Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis. Stanford has appeared in 46 career games across a five-year career, starting once.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Wilson (hamstring) enters camp penciled in as the favorite to start alongside Jeremy Maclin at wide receiver, ESPN reports. Analysis: Wilson missed much of minicamp due to a hamstring issue, but it seems likely he'll be fine for the start of training camp with over a month of rest in. Assuming he's good to go, the second-year wideout will need to stave off rookie Chris Conley to remain in the role he excelled in at the end of the 2014 campaign.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Wilkerson will report to training camp Wednesday, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports. Analysis: Wilkerson reported to mandatory minicamp, so it would have been surprising if he held out for the start of training camp. He still wants a new contract, but he'll likely let his agent handle the matter while he prepares for the start of the season. Should the two sides fail to work things out, Wilkerson could later benefit from the expected salary-cap jump next offseason. The Jets likely realize they can save money by signing him now, even if the contract puts him among the highest paid defensive players in the league.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Peterson is expected to get a heavy workload tis season, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told USA Today. "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing. Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know? He's our best player, and we're going to continue to use him," Zimmer said. Analysis: Earlier this year running backs coach Kirby Wilson had said the Vikings may have a more balanced workload among running backs, but Zimmer put that idea to rest. Peterson is healthy and happy aft... (More)||12 hours|
|92.||Muhammad Wilkerson will not hold out
||(Rotoworld) Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson will not hold out of training camp. Analysis: The Jets and Wilkerson remain far apart on a new contract, but he's not going to make a stink. He'll play out the final year of his rookie deal at $6.96 million and then seek a mammoth deal in free agency. Assuming he continues to play at an elite level, Wilkerson will command at least the five-year, $60 million deal Cam Jordan got from the Saints two months ago.||12 hours|
||(RotoWire) Talks on a possible settlement between Brady (suspension) and the NFL continued Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The case is expected to be resolved within the next day or two, with Brady hoping for a seemingly unlikely reduction or elimination of his four-game suspension. If the suspension is upheld, he's expected to go to federal court and seek an injunction that would allow him to play while the case is worked out. More information should be available at some point this week.||12 hours|
|94.||Jets | Dee Milliner could begin on PUP
||(USA Today) New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Jets received trade inquiries on him this offseason, but they're holding onto him for now.||13 hours|
|95.||Vikings | Anthony Barr to increase workload
||(USA Today) Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee) will increase his workload Tuesday, July 28, as the team has its first practice in pads.||13 hours|
|96.||Schefter: Brady, NFL still talking settl...
||(Rotoworld) Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that Tom Brady and the NFL were still discussing a settlement as of Tuesday morning. Analysis: It remains highly unlikely the two sides will reach an agreement before Patriots training camp opens Thursday. Stephen A. Smith is "hearing" the four-game ban will be upheld within the next 24-48 hours, which is the no-brainer outcome given Roger Goodell's stance on the matter. Of course, none of this matters too much as Brady is widely expected to challenge the NFL in court. He will "seek an injunction that will allow him to play while his ca... (More)||13 hours|
||(RotoWire) Williams was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. Analysis: According to Archer, Williams underwent knee surgery after June minicamp. The former second-round pick has a troublesome injury history and was a long shot to make the Cowboys' final roster. He now seems unlikely to find a home for the 2015 season. Meanwhile, the Cowboys signed RB Gus Johnson to take on some of the reps that Williams would have received in camp.||13 hours|
|98.||Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson won't hold out
||(USA Today) New York Jets DT Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to report to training camp on time Wednesday, July 29.||13 hours|
||(RotoWire) Bell (suspension) is negotiating a settlement with the NFL to reduce his suspension to one or two games, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports. Analysis: In addition to being fantastic news for the Steelers, such a settlement would have a major impact on fantasy drafts. Bell is still widely viewed as a first-round pick, but if not for the three-week suspension, he'd likely be the top overall selection in most leagues. Should the NFL reduce that suspension to one or two games, Bell will suddenly be much more appealing as a top-three pick, though Pittsburgh does face tough front sevens in Weeks 2 (San Francisco) and 3 (St. Louis). Bell was la... (More)||13 hours|
|100.||Cowboys add Gus Johnson to replace Willi...
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys signed RB Gus Johnson.||13 hours|