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-- Vick Ballard Likely Lost for Season with Torn Achilles --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Indianapolis Star reports Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard is expected to miss the season after tearing his left Achilles. He will undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Ballard was carted off the practice field today with a left ankle injury suffered while running a pass pattern. There was no contact involved with the injury.


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-- Andre Johnson Reports on Time for Training Camp --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 49ers Sign Alfonso Smith --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed veteran free-agent RB Alfonso Smith.

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-- Odell Beckham's Injury Not Serious --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports tests on New York Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham's sore hamstring showed nothing serious, a source says. He just needs more time to heal.

-- Bills Monday Injury Update --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Buffalo Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins did not participate in team drills for most, if not all, of Monday night's practice. A team official said that Watkins wasn't injured, but that it wasn't a "rest day," either. He took part in one-on-one passing drills and also got some work in with the quarterbacks after practice. S Aaron Williams missed practice with an illness. He had been in and out of practice for the last several days and at one point last week had his shoulder examined by a team doctor. Williams had shoulder surgery this offseason and was eased back into action during organized team activities. He wore a large black pad on his arm in a practice this weekend and, besides his illness, appears to be a little banged up. TE Scott Chandler (groin) remained out of practice after leaving Sunday's session early. In addition to Chandler, the Bills were also without TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and TE Chris Gragg (heat-related symptoms). The trio watched practice from the sideline.

-- Eagles Monday Injury Update --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports four Philadelphia Eagles were limited or out of Monday’s practice: NT Bennie Logan (hamstring), WR Riley Cooper, RB Chris Polk and C Julian Vandervelde. None of the injuries appeared serious.

-- Three Raiders WRs Injured --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Raiders WR Rod Streater is out with a concussion, while WR Juron Criner was out with a hamstring injury. WR Greg Little didn't finish practice with a hamstring tweak.

-- John Abraham Arrested for DUI in Late June --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports Cardinals Pro Bowl LB John Abraham was absent for the third straight day of training camp on Monday, a day it was learned the NFL's active sacks leader was arrested and charged late last month for driving under the influence in Georgia. Arrest reports in DeKalb County showed that John Antonio Abraham, 36, was detained, questioned and later charged with multiple counts, including DUI, on June 29. A Cardinals spokesperson on Monday said the team is aware of the arrest, but the spokesperson declined further comment. If found guilty, Abraham would be subject to fine and/or suspension by the NFL.

-- Clay Harbor Injured --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars official website reports Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) left practice early today and will miss some time with a strained calf.

-- Julio Jones Rested Monday; Roddy White Wears Knee Brace --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) sat out practice on Monday, as planned. He'll be back Tuesday. WR Roddy White wore a thin knee brace but said it was no big deal.

-- Steelers Monday Injury Update - Day-to-Day Bell Sits --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, and RB LeGarrette Blount, his backup, didn't have his best day. Blount struggled in backs on 'backers and also dropped a pass. Bell is "day-to-day," HC Mike Tomlin said, after experiencing hamstring tightness on Sunday. In other injury news, rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt left practice with groin tightness and WR C.J. Goodwin was held out of drills after landing on his shoulder during practice on Sunday. OG Ramon Foster will not in camp due to the death of his mother, so OG Chris Hubbard played left guard with the first-team offense for the second consecutive practice. The players are off on Tuesday and resume practice on Wednesday.

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-- Giants TE Battle Watch --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports for the second day in a row, New York Giants QB Ryan Nassib completed a downfield seam throw to a tight end. Monday it was TE Larry Donnell, who had to go high in the air to catch the ball and then somersaulted foward in the air as he fell to the ground with it. Earlier in the practice, TE Daniel Fells caught a touchdown pass from QB Eli Manning. It was TE Kellen Davis who caught the seam pass from Nassib on Sunday. The tight ends continue to rotate in and out of the practice reps as the coaches hope one or two of them start to distinguish themselves. It has not yet happened.

-- Giants Make Player Moves --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Giants have claimed OG Mark Asper on waivers from Buffalo, and waived OT DeMarcus Love injured.

-- Browns Sign Marlon Moore --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chronicle-Telegram reports the Browns have sign free-agent WR Marlon Moore.

-- Vincent Brown Sits Monday --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown remained out of practice on Monday for a third straight day with a calf injury.

-- Saints Monday Injury Update - Stills & Meachem Sit --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New Orleans Saints OG Ben Grubbs (undisclosed injury) and WR Robert Meachem (back) remained sidelined Monday. HC Sean Payton said both should be back within a day or so but declined to offer any specifics on the injuries. S Jairus Byrd, DT John Jenkins, WR Kenny Stills and OT Tavon Rooks also remained sidelined.

-- Andre Smith Injured --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cincinnati Bengals lost one player to injury on Monday. OT Andre Smith ran into the locker room in the middle of the practice for an unspecified injury. OC hue Jackson said after practice he wasn't positive what the injury was but felt comfortable in affirming that the lineman shouldn't miss too much time.

-- Jeromey Clary Takes Big Pay Cut to Remain a Charger --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Chargers recently created significant cap space. They reworked OG Jeromey Clary's contract to do it. The veteran guard agreed to a sizable pay cut last week, a source said Monday, his base salary dropping from $4.55 million to $1.6 million. The new salary is fully guaranteed and adds $2.95 million in cap space. Those extra funds are expected to be stored in a reserve budget the team needs for roster maintenance over the course of a season. Clary had shoulder surgery in late February and hip surgery in May. He is on the Physically Unable to Perform list while recovering from the latter.

-- Josh Gordon Hires Attorney to Fight Suspension --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cleveland Browns suspended WR Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh, the man who helped Seahawks CB Richard Sherman win his suspension appeal.

-- Matt Bayley Wins 2013 AFFL $25K & 2012 FFWC $200K Fantasy Championships! --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Seahawks Sign Terrell Thomas --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed free-agent CB Terrell Thomas.

-- Odell Beckham Sent to NY for Tests on Hamstring --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants HC Tom Coughlin said after Monday's practice that rookie WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) spent the day with team trainers and was being sent to New York for tests on his injured hamstring.

-- 49ers to Work to Extend Crabtree & Iupati, But... --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers GM Trent Baalke said the 49ers will attempt to sign OG Mike Iupati and WR Michael Crabtree to contract extensions before they become unrestricted free agents next spring. The sides are not believed to be remotely close to new contracts for either Iupati or Crabtree, according to multiple sources. “We’re going to try,” Baalke said. “We’re going to work at it, certainly. But at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on playing football. I don’t know what point that is. We’ll make that determination as a club. But we’re certainly going to work toward that goal. Those are two very good football players, and guys we’d love to have in this organization for the long term.”

-- Patriots Claim Tyler Gaffney --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have claimed RB Tyler Gaffney off waivers from the Panthers.

-- Bears Monday Injury Update - Alshon Jeffery Sits --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Chicago Bears Pro Bowl OG Kyle Long met with doctors on Monday to check the progress of his recovery from a viral infection that’s forced the former first-round pick to miss the opening four practices of camp. Despite Long’s illness, the second-year guard had been present at every training camp practice until Monday’s excused absence. The Bears next workout at Olivet Nazarene University is scheduled for Wednesday at 9 a.m. CT. “I expect to hear from [Long] and the doctors today, and we’ll get a better idea where he is at,” Bears HC Marc Trestman said. CB Tim Jennings (quad) was sidelined for a third consecutive day, Pro Bowl WR Alshon Jeffery sat out due to a sore foot and WR Terrence Toliver is still out because of a bad toe. Veteran DT Jeremiah Ratliff was given Monday off by the coaching staff.

-- Eli Manning Expects to Play This Week --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants HC Tom Coughlin hasn't decided yet who will play, or how much they'll play, in Sunday night's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills in Canton, Ohio. Coughlin said after Monday's practice that he'd wait until after Thursday's practice to decide. But you can expect to see QB Eli Manning out there for at least the start of the game, even though it's an extra preseason game for the team this year. "I'll listen to what the coaches decide, obviously, but if you could you'd like to get out there for an extra series or so just to get your mechanics down, get into the rhythm of it," Manning said Monday. "The first preseason game, you don't really do a whole lot, but it'll be interesting to see the mechanics of everything, the game-planning and how it all works in this new offense."

-- Three Texans Sit Monday --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports in addition to Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (undisclosed), rookie S Lonnie Ballentine and LB Akeem Dent did not practice on Monday. Both suffered some sort of injury during Sunday's practice.

-- Alterraun Verner Sits Monday --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner sat out Monday with a hamstring injury. Verner said he was "nicked" up, but that the injury was nothing serious.

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-- DeMarcus Ware Injury update --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware suffered a lower leg injury during practice on Sunday. He was held out of practice on Monday, with HC John Fox calling it a bruised leg. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Ware actually has a bruised bone in his leg. The source says that Ware nevertheless should be fine, and that the injury is not serious.

-- Mario Manningham Lacking Confidence in Knee --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports WR Mario Manningham (knee) returned to the New York Giants this offseason as a free agent and said Monday that he’s not feeling as confident in the condition of his knee as he’d like to feel. He had the knee scoped in January and is “just trying to get back to where I was” while testing it out during camp. “I know my knee [is] fixed,” Manningham said, via the New York Daily News. “It’s just confidence. It’s just me sticking the foot in the ground and going. So that’s like I say: every day it gets better and better.”

-- Contract Talks Tabled for Ndamukong Suh --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports the Lions have tabled contract discussions with DT Ndamukong Suh until after the season

-- Browns Release Two --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns have released OT Chris Faulk and PK/P Jake Rogers.

-- Travis Kelce Returns to Practice Monday --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) returned to practice on Monday after being held out of Sunday's session because of a sore knee. One of the big stories of camp for the Chiefs is whether Kelce can consistently practice. He's an important component in the passing game.

-- Chiefs PK Update --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports an intense kicking battle between the incumbent, Kansas City Chiefs PK Ryan Succop, and rookie free agent PK Cairo Santos is well under way. Both players made their field-goal attempts from 45, 48, 48 again, 50 and 52 yards. "I think he’s an NFL-caliber kicker," special teams coordinator Dave Toub said of Santos, who played collegiately at Tulane. "I think he’s going to be in the NFL, whether it’s on our team or on another team. The competition is real and we’re excited about Cairo and what he’s able to bring. Succop has the advantage of experience, but his contract is more expensive than Santos'. Succop would be due $2 million this year in salary and bonuses, Santos $422,000.

-- Kelvin Benjamin Day-to-Day Witha Bone Bruise --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin has a bone bruise in his left knee, an MRI showed on Monday. Panthers HC Ron Rivera said the knee is stable and has swelling, and that there is no timetable for Benjamin’s return, but said it was a matter of days, not a longer period. Benjamin, the Panthers’ first-round pick in May’s draft, suffered the injury during Sunday afternoon’s practice. He “bumped his knee” against another player, team spokesman Charlie Dayton said Monday.

-- Giants Want Eli Manning's Completion Rate at 70% --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Giants are setting a high goal for QB Eli Manning’s completion percentage this season. A very high goal. Giants quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf told reporters today that he wants Manning to reach a 70 percent completion rate this season.

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-- Redskins Monday Injury Update - Pierre Garcon Has Sore Hamstring --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports Redskins WR Pierre Garcon left practice early on Monday because of a sore right hamstring, but neither he, nor HC Jay Gruden, seemed overly concerned. “He’ll be okay,” Gruden said following Monday’s morning practice session. Gruden gave all of the players the afternoon off, and they then will receive all of Tuesday off before returning to action on Wednesday. Garcon, who had a couple of practices early in the team-drill portion of Monday’s practice, said that he felt some soreness in the hamstring, and this early in training camp didn’t believe it would be wise to push it. “I’ll be good. No need to rush,” he said. RB Evan Royster remained sideline by a strained left hamstring. He continued to do some light work on the side with the team’s trainers. It marked the third straight day on the sideline for Royster. CB Courtney Bridget Jr. missed left practice with a shoulder injury and will have an MRI exam on it, Gruden said. DE Doug Worthington watched practice a day after leaving Sunday’s session with a leg injury.

-- Adrian Peterson Could Sit Out Preseason --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said he has nothing to see from RB Adrian Peterson in the preseason. If he wants to get a carry or two, he will. Otherwisem he may just get none.

-- Panthers Optimistic About Kelvin Benjamin's MRI --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was sent back to Charlotte for tests after banging knees with a teammate Sunday afternoon. He finished practice and signed autographs afterward, so there was no early sign of panic. “It could just be one of those things where if he had iced it right away and not finished [Sunday’s] practice, maybe it would have been better,” Panthers HC Ron Rivera said, via Black and Blue Review. “If it’s negative we’ll just keep on rolling. I’m optimistic that is what it’s going to be.”

-- Austin Seferian-Jenkins Playing Catch-Up --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Tribune reports Buccaneers rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins spent a lot of his down time in the weeks before the start of training camp poring over the playbook. He had little choice in the matter. Due to an NFL rule that prohibits rookies from joining their new team until classes let out for the summer, Seferian-Jenkins was forced to miss all of the Bucs' offseason workouts. That put him well behind his teammates in his attempt to learn OC Jeff Tedford's scheme and it also put him at a slight disadvantage physically. Smith is confident, though, that Seferian-Jenkins can get into proper shape and learn the playbook well enough to be a contributor from the start of the season. “He's behind a lot, but he's catching up,'' HC Lovie Smith said. “He's an intelligent man, so he'll be able to do it. As much as anything, we wanted to get him healthy (after offseason foot surgery) and he is that.''

-- Buccaneers Make Player Moves --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed CB Anthony Gaitor and DT Jibreel Black. The team also waived RB Brendan Bigelow and WR Quintin Payton.

-- Mike Tolbert in Great Shape; Down 13 Lbs --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers RB Mike Tolbert has shed 13 pounds and said Sunday at training camp that he’s in “tremendous shape.” “Round’s a great shape,” Panthers HC Ron Rivera joked. Tolbert said he feels great in his new body, and he plans to keep the weight off as he looks to replicate 2013’s Pro Bowl season. “The weight was a hindrance in the past, so now that I’ve dropped it and I’m feeling great, I don’t see a reason to put it back on,” Tolbert said. “I took it off the right way, and getting it off the right way is definitely helping me.” Rivera wants to make sure Tolbert doesn’t lose too much weight. “The biggest thing that we want for him is to continue to maintain that weight and he maintains an effective play,” Rivera said. “We don’t want him to lose that nose for the goal line that he has. A lot of times he’s our fourth-down, go-to guy. He’s our crunch-time guy. That’s why it’s important for him to be in shape and be ready to go.”

-- S-Jax Looking Good --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson, who just turned 31, still has a good year left in him if he remains healthy. He looks rejuvenated this summer.

-- Caldwell: Stafford is Getting Better --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit News reports the Lions made clear this offseason they wanted to find help for QB Matthew Stafford, looking for coaches and players that could help the franchise quarterback stop his regression the past two seasons. With HC Jim Caldwell, OC Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter all bringing experience with elite quarterbacks, Stafford will be pushed more to be a perfectionist. And so far, Caldwell said Stafford has been learning well. “He is getting better,” Caldwell said. “His command of the offense has been good.” Caldwell had the quarterbacks report last week, so they could be ahead of the learning curve with the new offense. At that time, Caldwell said he told Stafford he was impressed with his understanding of the new offense considering all the new verbiage and increased pace. Stafford also arrived for training camp looking like he spent the break studying and practicing. “I was impressed when he came back that first of all he did not miss a beat,” Caldwell said. “He’s a very, very smart guy. You could tell he’s worked at it even during the summer."

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-- Jason Pinkston Watch --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Cleveland Browns OL Jason Pinkston is not practicing, but he's not holding out. “Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities,” the Browns and agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod said. “The team has been in communication with Jason and his representatives and will respect their wishes to not provide any further details at this time.”

-- Arian Foster Leaves Practice Early Sunday; Sits Monday --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Houston Texans RB Arian Foster left Sunday’s practice early. The good news is that the reason for his departure, which came with the assistance of a cart, didn’t seem to have anything to do with his back. He was getting his legs stretched out on the sideline before riding the cart to the trainer’s room and the Texans didn’t express much concern about his status. “Is Arian OK? As far as I know,” HC Bill O’Brien said, via CSNHouston.com. Whatever the issue, Foster dealt with hamstring troubles in training camp last year, it is enough to keep the back off the practice field during Monday’s first padded practice of camp as well.

-- Kelvin Benjamin Undergoing an MRI --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin is not practicing on Monday. He's getting a precautionary MRI after banging knees with a defensive back in practice yesterday.

-- Lions Activate Golden Tate --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have activated WR Golden Tate (shoulder) from active PUP list.

-- Redskins Sign Everette Brown --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have signed free-agent LB Everette Brown.

-- Jaguars Injury Update - Lee & Robinson Running as First Unit WRs --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports Jaguars CB Alan Ball (hamstring) and LB Dekoda Watson (groin) are on the active PUP list. CB Aaron Colvin (ACL) and LB John Lotulelei (hamstring) are on the active NFI list. WR Ace Sanders (personal) and LB Geno Hayes (day off) did not practice on Sunday. S Josh Evans (foot) was limited. Other injuries include: WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), TE D.J. Tialavea (quad strain) and LB J.T. Thomas (hamstring). Undrafted rookie WR Allen Hurns, who played at the University of Miami, was the third receiver in three-wide-receiver sets with Shorts out. Rookies WR Marqise Lee and WR Allen Robinson were the two starters in two-receiver sets.

-- Colts Release Chris Rainey --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts waived RB Chris Rainey. ESPN's Adam Schefter adds Rainey was cut for violating team rules.

-- Ray Rice Accepts Two-Game Suspension --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice chose not appeal his two-game suspension to begin the 2014 season.

-- 2014 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets Updated! --
Mon Jul 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Dennis Pitta Finally 100% Healthy --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports exactly a year ago Sunday, Ravens TE Dennis Pitta was writhing in pain while being carted off the field after fracturing and dislocating his right hip. The major injury Pitta suffered required surgery to repair the damage and sidelined him for the first dozen games of last season. Now, Pitta says he doesn't give the hip a second thought since making a healthy return and working to regain his old form as a pass-catching tight end who's featured heavily in the Ravens' offense. "I feel good," Pitta said. "I'm out here not thinking about it. It's not giving me an issue at all. I feel 100 percent. I'm encouraged with where I'm at."

-- Vikings Extend Kyle Rudolph --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have given TE Kyle Rudolph a new five-year contract extension, carrying a base value of $36.5 million. A source with knowledge of the terms has shared some additional details. Rudolph gets a $6.5 million signing bonus. Along with a technically non-guaranteed but as a practical matter fully guaranteed base salary of $956,343 for 2014, Rudolph definitely will earn $7.456 million in the next five months. According to the source, the deal has another $12 million in injury-only guarantees that eventually convert to full guarantees on the third day of a given league year. The number of years over which the guaranteed money is spread isn’t currently known. Until the relevant dates pass and the money becomes fully guaranteed, it’s not actually or practically guaranteed. On the back end, Rudolph earns an extra $750,000 for each year in which he catches 80 passes, and $500,000 for each year he makes it to the Pro Bowl. Over five years, that’s a total of $6.25 million in available incentives, but the total he can earn through these accomplishments is capped at a total of $3.5 million. The base new-money value of $7.3 million puts him behind only TE Jimmy Graham ($10 million in new money), TE Rob Gronkowski ($9 million), TE Jason Witten ($7.4 million), and TE Vernon Davis ($7.35 million). A single 80-catch season will throw another $0.25 million on the annual average, vaulting Rudolph ahead of Witten and Davis.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Cowboys Sunday Injury Update --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys rookie LB Will Smith is slowed by a groin injury. The former Texas Tech player didn't practice Sunday. DT Terrell McClain has an ankle injury, but the club doesn't believe it's serious. S Matt Johnson is yet again dealing with a hamstring injury.

-- DeMarcus Ware Dinged --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware was held out for roughly half of Sunday’s practice due to what HC John Fox called a lower leg injury. Fox told reporters it doesn’t appear to be serious.

-- Christine Michael Dinged --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael left practice Sunday with a shoulder injury. “He just banged his shoulder a little bit,” HC Pete Carroll told reporters after practice. “They think he will be ready to go on Tuesday.”

-- Odell Beckham Sits Again --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports for the fourth straight practice, Giants’ first-round draft pick WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) was stuck on the sidelines, working out with a trainer or watching his teammates play. It has to be frustrating for Beckham. Apparently, it’s a little frustrating for HC Tom Coughlin, too. "It's more than that," Coughlin said. "Sure it is. You're trying to put a team together. We saw too much of that in the spring. It would be nice to get him back practicing. “I'm just hoping it's a real short amount of time.” Beckham, the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft, has been sidelined since he “tweaked” his hamstring late in the first practice of training camp last Tuesday. It was a recurrence of an injury he suffered during the spring, which kept him sidelined during much of the Giants’ offseason program.

-- Mark Ingram Working as a Starter --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports Saints RB Mark Ingram worked primarily with the first team on Saturday, while RB Pierre Thomas spent time with the reserves. Although it's far too early to draw firm conclusions, HC Sean Payton did refer to Ingram as "one of our starters" when answering a question about him Saturday. "He's a guy that we felt played very well in the last half of the season," Payton said. "It's a position where we obviously carry depth, because it's a position that gets nicked up in our game. (Ingram) is smart. He's tough. He runs with good pad level. So far, he's doing well."

-- Texans Release Two --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have waived WR Alan Bonner and OG Cody White injured.

-- De'Quan Menzie Retires --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports free-agent DB De'Quan Menzie has retired from the NFL.

-- Rams WR Update - Britt & Quick Running with First Unit --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Rams WR Kenny Britt and WR Brian Quick been getting nearly all of the first-unit reps during training camp practices. WR Tavon Austin is seeing action in the slot and as a tailback, while WR Chris Givens has been taking reps with the second unit.

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-- LaMichael James OUT a Month with a Dislocated Elbow --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James was carted off the field Sunday with a dislocated elbow. He's out for one month of action.

-- LeVeon Bell Has Tight Hamstring --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell left practice early on Sunday because of some tightness in his hamstring, but HC Mike Tomlin said it is nothing serious.

-- Panthers IR Tyler Gaffney; Sign Fozzy Whittaker --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports the Carolina Panthers have placed RB Tyler Gaffney (knee) on injured reserve with a torn left lateral meniscus, ending his season. The team also signed free-agent RB Fozzy Whittaker.

-- Travelle Wharton Retires --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports free-agent OG Travelle Wharton has retired from the NFL.

-- Mike Wallace Still Struggling Connecting on Deep Balls --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports deep throws to Dolphins WR Mike Wallace remain problematic; through three days of camp, quarterbacks have connected with Wallace on one of six long balls. QB Matt Moore threw the only deep balls to Wallace on Sunday, misfiring on both.

-- Dolphins Sunday Injury Update --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins LB Koa Misi’s adjustment to middle linebacker, a transition that had been progressing smoothly, was put on hold Sunday when he left midway through practice with a foot injury. Trainers worked for a while on Misi before he walked barefoot to the locker-room, holding his left shoe. Misi later told associates that somebody stepped on his foot but he will be fine. Besides Misi, WR Brandon Gibson and RB Mike Gillislee also left practice early. Gibson, who had knee surgery to repair a torn patella tendon last October, went inside the team’s training facility midway through practice. He later changed from pads to shorts and then walked off the field with an ice pack on his knees.

-- Cassel & Bridgewater Sharing Reps --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports Minnesota Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater and veteran QB Matt Cassel are pretty much splitting reps at practice during training camp.

-- Redskins Release One --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports the Redskins have waived LB Brandon Jenkins.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 49ers Activate Two --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers have activated rookie LB Aaron Lynch from the active PUP List and C Marcus Martin from the active Non-Football Injury List.

-- Panthers Sign One --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent S Tom Nelson.

-- No Setback for Marcus Lattimore --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has missed the first three days of training camp after taking part in practices in May and June. But 49ers GM Trent Baalke insists the running back has not encountered a setback in his return from reconstructive knee surgery. "He's coming off, as we all know, a horrific injury," Baalke said Saturday. "And we want to make sure, as does he, that he's 100 percent mentally and physically ready to go to help this football team, and to give himself the best chance to compete at a high level. ... But as far as setbacks, no."

-- Calvin Pryor Has a Concussion --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Post reports New York Jets rookie S Calvin Pryor has been diagnosed with a concussion.

-- Tim Hightower Wants to Return to NFL --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports doctors found an infection in free-agent RB Tim Hightower's surgically-repaired left knee last fall. Now Hightower says he was cleared two months ago and wants another shot at the NFL. “There’s curiosity [by teams]. ‘It’s been two years, if he’s healthy we’ll give him a physical and give him a workout and see where he is,’ ” said Hightower, who attended the Redskins walk-through practice Saturday. “That’s all I ask.”

-- Jace Amaro Struggling --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports New York Jets rookie TE Jace Amaro limped off the field on Sunday, and has his knee wrapped in ice. His first week of camp has not been impressive. The Daily News adds Amaro is expected to be fine after tweaking his knee in practice on Sunday.

-- Patriots Make Player Moves --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports the Patriots have waived WR Greg Orton injured and signed WR Brian Tyms.

-- Gronk Sees 11-on-11 Work --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports during drills that were about 3/4 speed, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (torn ACL/MCL) took 11-on-11 snaps during Sunday's Patriots practice.

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-- Jets Activate Willie Colon --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets have activated OG Willie Colon (knee/biceps) from the active PUP list.

-- Cody White Lost for Season with Torn Achilles --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Houston Texans OG Cody White tore his Achilles' tendon on Saturday. He is lost fro the season.

-- Cordarrelle Patterson Injury Update --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says that he doesn’t expect WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot), who didn’t take the team’s conditioning test on Thursday, to miss much more time as a result. “He’s improving every day,” Zimmer said, via the Pioneer Press. “I saw him do some stuff [Saturday]. … I’ll be surprised if it’s long.”

-- Chris Johnson on a Pitch Count --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Jets RB Chris Johnson sat out the team portion of Saturday’s practice, but not because of any current injury. The running back is on what HC Rex Ryan calls the “pitch count,” where the team holds a veteran out of practice occasionally to help prevent injury. Ryan estimated Johnson would sit out one every three practices. Johnson impressed early in camp but we’ll have our first look at him in padded team-drills on Sunday.

-- Titans Injury Update --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tennessean reports Titans RB Leon Washington was limited at the end of practice Saturday because of a virus, but the Titans made it through the first day of practice without any major injuries, according to HC Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt said some players dealt with cramps, and OG Chance Warmack was dealing with muscle soreness at the end of practice. S George Wilson was excused from Saturday's practice because of a death in his family.

-- A Trading Market for BGE? --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports with injuries and (in Seattle) a holdout popping up throughout the NFL, don’t be shocked if a market emerges for Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. After gaining 1,094 yards on 278 carries in 2012, the arrival of RB Giovani Bernard dropped the veteran’s attempts from 278 to 220, with only 754 yards (3.4 per carry). Now, with the Bengals devoting another second-round pick to RB Jeremy Hill, Green-Ellis may not be in position to justify his $2.3 million salary. Before cutting him, though, the Bengals could try to move him.

-- Texans Sign Quentin Groves --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have signed free-agent LB Quentin Groves.

-- Pouncey Brothers Sued, But They Are Fighting Back --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the strongest allegations in the lawsuit filed Friday against Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey and Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey target Maurkice. One of the three plaintiffs, a female, claims that Maurkice punched her in the face, rendering her unconscious. If true, that exposes Maukice not only to significant civil liability, but also to potential criminal liability and a possible suspension from the NFL. Maurkice insists it isn’t true. “Any time I’ve made a mistake in my NFL career I’ve admitted to it,” Maurkice said Saturday at Steelers’ training camp, via ESPN.com. “For something like this to happen and have no involvement is upsetting and hurtful to me and it’s on my mind like crazy.” Maurkice insists that he and Mike weren’t involved in a fight, and that they took extra precautions to ensure there would be no trouble at their birthday party, held at the Cameo nightclub in Miami. “We hired our own ex-police officer to go out with us the entire time and for something like this to happen is truly unbelievable,” Maurkice said. “I just want to apologize to any fans that take this the wrong way. For people to say bad things, it [stinks], but sometimes you’ve got to deal with that in life and move on.” But the Pounceys won’t be moving on; they’ll be fighting back. Lawyer Jeffrey M. Ostrowski said on Saturday, after the filing of the lawsuit, that the Pounceys would sue the three plaintiffs for malicious prosecution and defamation.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Colts Make Player Moves --
Sun Jul 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent RB Davin Meggett. Meggett is the son of former NFL RB Dave Meggett and spent time on the team’s practice squad in 2012. He didn’t make the team last summer and went on to stints on practice squads in Dallas and Washington without playing in any regular season games. The Colts also announced that LB Aaron Morgan is headed to injured reserve. Morgan has played 18 games for the Jaguars and Buccaneers over the last three seasons.

-- 49ers Saturday Injury Update --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers WR Jon Baldwin seemed to show discomfort in his left knee on Saturday, but returned to drills. WR Bruce Ellington was activated Friday to take part in the morning walkthrough and other team activities, GM Trent Baalke said. DT Justin Smith and OT Anthony Davis continue to rehab from their offseason shoulder surgeries.

-- Texans Sign One --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have signed free-agent LB Lawrence Sidbury.

-- Packers Saturday Injury Update --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

PackersNews.com reports the Green Bay Packers still don't know what they have in DE Jerel Worthy and it doesn't appear they'll be getting answers anytime soon. Packers HC Mike McCarthy confirmed on Saturday that the third-year defensive lineman is out indefinitely with a lower back injury. He was placed on the team's non-football injury list, which means Worthy sustained the injury while he was away from the team in the offseason. If it was a football-related injury, he would've been declared physically unable to perform like last season when he was recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the 2012 regular-season finale. Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac has said repeatedly this was an important offseason for Worthy. He was activated off PUP last November, but only played nine defensive snaps in two games with one tackle. The Packers drafted Worthy in the second round of the 2012 draft to help the team's pass rush, but he managed only 14 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 14 games his rookie season before tearing the ACL. He missed the start of organized team activities due to his grandmother's death, but still didn't participate in any on-field drills during the offseason program once he returned to the team. The outlook is more promising for LB Mike Neal (core/abdomen) and LB Nick Perry (foot/knee), who were placed on PUP but are "close" to a return, according to McCarthy. Perry missed five games last season with a broken foot, but played in the team's final six games (including playoffs) despite fellow LB Clay Matthews saying he probably shouldn't have. He's since sat out all of the offseason practices. "We definitely have plans for both Mike and Nick to be involved with the defense in certain schemes as well as personnel," Matthews said. "So anytime we can get them back, the sooner the better, it will be greater for our defense. … We need healthy players out here, and those are two guys who have a unique skill set that's only going to help our defense out." Neal played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career last season and was a full participant in the offseason program. Coming into camp, he said he felt fine up until the point of running. "I feel alright. I don't feel bad, I mean I can't speak bad about it," Neal said. "A little sore than normal, but, that's expected sometimes when you come off an offseason. But I feel pretty good though." DL Letroy Guion (hamstring) joined Worthy on the non-football injuries and WR Jeff Janis was absent at practice due to an illness. OG T.J. Lang attended practice, but was mostly limited due to a shoulder injury. Don Barclay took first-team reps in his place,

-- Panthers Lose Tyler Gaffney for Season wiht Torn Knee Ligament --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Carolina Panthers rookie RB Tyler Gaffney will have season-ending surgery after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Gaffney was Carolina's sixth-round draft pick out of Stanford and was expected to provide some depth in the backfield. Panthers HC Ron Rivera said Saturday night after practice that Gaffney will have surgery next week and will be placed on injured reserve. "We're disappointed for him and we're disappointed for us because he certainly fit what we do," Rivera said.

-- Cowboys Host Larry English --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Larry English visited with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

-- Seahawks Work Out Two More RBs --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The National Football Post reports free-agents RB Orwin Smith and RB William Powell worked out for the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

-- F-Jax Not Seriously Injured --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills HC Doug Marrone indicated Saturday that RB Fred Jackson’s injury isn’t serious, though the eighth-year pro did get the day off from practice. Marrone termed the injury a “lower body” ailment, according to a transcript of his remarks Saturday from the club. “He just got kicked,” Marrone said.

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-- Seahawks List Marshawn Lynch --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have placed RB Marshawn Lynch on the Reserve Did Not Report list.

-- Ravens IR Aaron Ross --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Baltimore Ravens have placed CB Aaron Ross (Achilles) on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season.

-- Tony Moeaki Week-to-Week With Hamstring Injury --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Bills TE Tony Moeaki (hamstring) will be out a while due to a hamstring injury. He is considered week-to-week.

-- Browns Place John Greco on NFI List --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns have placed OG John Greco (undisclosed) on the active NFI list.

-- Chiefs Make Player Moves --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs have waived OG Rokevious Watkins and signed TE Adam Schiltz.

-- Bills Sign One --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent TE Dominique Jones.

-- Bengals Release One --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cincinnati Bengals have released OT Curtis Feigt.

-- Seahawks Work Out Phillip Tanner --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent RB Phillip Tanner worked out for the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

-- Calvin Pryor Leaves Practice with Head Injury --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets rookie S Calvin Pryor left Saturday’s practice with a head injury. “It was a head injury and obviously when those things happen you’re going to side on being cautious and that’s what we’re doing,” HC Rex Ryan said. “Whether it’s a concussion or not I’m not sure. We’ll see how that progresses.” Ryan said that the former Louisville player, who came in with a reputation for hard hits, was in the role of punt protector with the contact occurred. This was the first day the Jets have practiced in pads. “It’s not like you can say he got dinged or whatever,” Ryan said. “But dinged these days that means be cautious and do what’s in the best interest of the young man.”

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-- Tracy Porter Good to Go --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNWashington.com reports Redskins CB Tracy Porter (shoulder surgery) said he's good to go after missing the offseason while recovering from shoulder surgery.

-- Greg Orton Lost for Season After Achilles Tear --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports Patriots WR Greg Orton suffered a torn Achilles during Friday's practice. He is lost for the season.

-- Jadeveon Clowney Not 100%, But... --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (sports hernia) has met his first goal in training camp, getting back on the field. He was out there for Saturday morning’s workout, after coming back from offseason sports hernia surgery. “I feel good,” Clowney said, via the Houston Chronicle. “Get everybody back out here, back learning (the) playbook. Just look forward to getting back into and mixing. Looking forward to the season.” Of course, there are varying degrees of “good,” as Clowney hedged when asked if he’d be ready for the full-contact portion of practice Monday. Coach Bill O’Brien said he was working with restrictions. “I don’t know the percentage but I know I ain’t 100 percent,” Clowney said.

-- Chris Watt Carted Off the Field --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers rookie OG Chris Watt was carted off the field Saturday morning. He then walked slowly into the training room. Watt had kneeled on the sideline for a few minutes with his head down. Watt, a third-round pick from Notre Dame, has worked at right guard with the second team in training camp.

-- Jonathan Stewart OUT 2-4 Weeks --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) said he expects to miss 2-4 weeks of action.

-- Brian Hoyer Gets All First Unit Reps --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns QB Brian Hoyer took all the first-team reps during the opening practice of the team's training camp.

-- Seahawks Make Player Moves --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have waived DT Dewayne Cherrington injured. The team also signed LB Brandon Denmark and S Steven Terrell.

-- Bears Sign Dylan Gandy --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have signed veteran OL Dylan Gandy.

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-- Sean McGrath Retires --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean McGrath has retired from the NFL.

-- Darius Johnson Arrested for DUI --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports former Falcons WR Darius Johnson was arrested for DUI on Thursday.

-- Kendall Hunter Lost for Season with a Torn ACL --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers suffered a significant injury on the second day of training camp when valuable reserve RB Kendall Hunter tore his ACL in a non-contact drill, the team confirmed Saturday morning. Hunter is a good runner, receiver and special teamer. The good news for the 49ers is they are deep at running back behind starter RB Frank Gore. They have second-round pick RB Carlos Hyde, 2012 fourth-round pick RB Marcus Lattimore and RB LaMichael James. Lattimore is on the non-football injury list. The team is hopeful to activate him soon. He hasn't played since suffering a horrific knee injury at South Carolina in 2012.

-- Cecil Shorts OUT 2+ Weeks with Hamstring Strain --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be without their most experienced receiver for at least two weeks after WR Cecil Shorts was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain Saturday. Shorts left Friday's opening training camp practice early with what he said was tightness, but further tests revealed a grade two strain, which surprised Shorts. "I wasn't expecting to hear that," he said. "We've got a plan (for) how we're going to attack this situation. We're going to do what we've got to do to get back."

-- Packers Extend Jordy Nelson --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Green Bay Packers signed star WR Jordy Nelson to a contract extension Saturday. The Packers have not disclosed terms of the deal, but a league source confirmed that Nelson signed a four-year extension worth $39 million. "It's exciting, obviously it's something everyone wants to get done, especially like I said a while back about training camp," Nelson said. "My wife and I are excited to be here, and hopefully I'll be able to finish my career here, finish this out and be done." Nelson's new deal also includes an $11.5 million signing bonus, the source said.

-- Cecil Shorts Absent from Practice Saturday --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is not at practice on Saturday. Apparently, he is working inside because of a hamstring tweak.

-- Cam Newton Not 100% Yet --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle surgery) is healthy enough to practice at training camp. But he’s not healthy enough to do all of the things we’re accustomed to seeing from him on the football field. “I can’t stress enough that I’m not 100 percent yet,” said Newton, who had ankle surgery in March. “It’s just going to take treatment and time.” Panthers HC Ron Rivera echoed those comments, saying he’s glad Newton is practicing but realizes Newton’s ankle isn’t allowing him to do everything. ”It was good to see Cam out there,” Rivera said. ”He’s a little rusty in terms of his quarterback to running back exchange. But he’s working himself back in and he has to work those techniques. But it was nice to see him make some nice throws. . . . A big thing is developing that footwork and getting that flexibility back in that ankle. As he practices and goes through day by day we have to be smart with it. I think he will work back into shape pretty soon.”

-- Vikings Injury Update - Cordarrelle Patterson Sits Friday --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson missed practice Friday with a foot injury, but is only expected to miss a couple of days. Patterson didn't take the team's conditioning test on Thursday because of the injury, and stood near the Vikings' receivers in a bucket hat on during Friday's practice. The injury isn't though to be serious, but the start of Patterson's highly-anticipated second season will have to wait a few days. CB Captain Munnerlyn, who started training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list, has a strained hamstring, though HC Mike Zimmer said he didn't think Munnerlyn's injury was serious.

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-- Kendall Hunter Injured --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter left Friday's practice with a leg injury. The team is concerned about the injury. ESPN's Ed Werder adds Hunter went down awkwardly in a non-contact session. The team “didn’t like the way it looked,” and now time and testing will test whether Hunter will be gone for a little while or a long time.

-- Kenny Stills Sits Saturday --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports Saints WR Kenny Stills (quad) is not practicing on Saturday. He left yesterday's session with a quad injury.

-- Stephen Bowen Rehab Update --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNWashington.com reports although Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) was placed on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp, he is confident he won’t stay there for long. Bowen said he’s cautiously optimistic that he’ll be cleared to resume practicing with his teammates at some point in the coming two weeks. The 30-year-old had microfracture surgery on his right knee in December. “It’s feeling good,” Bowen said. “It’s just all about building up the muscles in my leg. It gets a little fatigued. But that comes with time. Right now, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made.”

-- Rams Sign One --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the St. Louis Rams have signed free-agent DE Kourtnei Brown.

-- Four Giants Impress --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants RB David Wilson (neck surgery) survived the first contact he's absorbed since midway through last season. That alone is a positive. Plus, the 2012 first-round pick has looked explosive and dangerous, especially on screen passes. Expect him to be part of the weekly game plan as long as he remains healthy. Rookie RB Andre Williams will be the tractor trailer the Giants are looking for down near the goal line so long as he holds on to the football. Don't worry about him catching footballs right now. Just watch him put his pads down. WR Rueben Randle had a tough first day, but every afternoon he seems to be making a nice catch in traffic. It's that unique ability that should make him the Giants' No. 2 pass-catching option this season. TE Larry Donnell earned HC Tom Coughlin's admiration after coming back from a nasty fall during training camp last year and playing through the pain. Now he's the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart.

-- Jon Beason Rehab Update --
Sat Jul 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Giants LB Jon Beason (foot) expects to play in preseason games. "I would hope so," Beason said. "Based on how I feel, the way things are going. We want to be smart about it. Obviously I’m going to do what they tell me."

-- Bengals Activate Seven --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cincinnati Bengals have activated DT Christo Bilukidi, OG Clint Boling, CB Leon Hall, P Kevin Huber, WR Colin Lockett, CB Onterio McCalebb and OG Mike Pollak.

-- Johnny Manziel Admits Mistakes, But... --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel admitted Friday he has made some “rookie mistakes” early in his pro career. However, the Browns’ first-round pick also made it clear he doesn’t see a problem having a good time once in a while. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me going out and having a nightlife and having a social life,” Manziel said at a press conference. “I mean, I am 21 years old, and I do like going out. It was the offseason. It’s free time for us, and if I want to go out and hang out with my friends or go to nightclubs or do things like that, then I think that’s within my rights to being doing that, and I think there’s other guys throughout the league that are going that. And I’m not trying to compare myself to anybody else, but I think that’s within my rights to be doing that.”

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- F-Jax Injured --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR550.com reports Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson suffered a lower leg injury in today's training camp practice.

-- Leonard Hankerson Rehab Update --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (torn ACL/LCL) has received clearance to run, but he is not yet ready to return from knee surgery. Hankerson said he will not rush back and will not allow himself to worry about a return date. “Obviously, I can move around. I can run,” Hankerson said. “I’m not sure how fast I can run, but I can run. It’s about having some confidence in it, about being around 95 to 100 percent. I don’t have the explosion yet. I come out here, I line up and run routes and it’s not explosive. So, I know there’s no reason to go out there yet. I’d probably just go out there and embarrass myself or something like that.” Hankerson, who will enter his fourth season out of Florida, tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee last fall and had surgery to repair it late in November.

-- Packers List Many --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have placed DE Mike Neal and LB Nick Perry on the active PUP list. The team also placed WR Jeff Janis, DL Letroy Guion, and DE Jerel Worthy on the active NFI list.

-- 49ers Activate Bruce Ellington --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have activated WR Bruce Ellington from the NFI list.

-- Seahawks Place Bruce Irvin on PUP List --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have placed LB Bruce Irvin (hip surgery) on the active PUP List.

-- Tyrann Mathieu Rehab Update --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu (torn ACL) believes he's 6-8 weeks away from returning to action.

-- Steelers Place Two on PUP List --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed S Mike Mitchell and RB Alvester Alexander on the active physically unable to perform list.

-- Patriots Release Nate Byham --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have waived TE Nate Byham.

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-- NaVorro Bowman Could Return by Mid-Season --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro LB NaVorro Bowman (torn ACL). Niners DC Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, was placed on San Francisco's physically unable to perform list on Thursday. Bowman is expected to begin the season on the Niners PUP list as well, which would make him ineligible for the first six games of the season. If the Niners go that route, Bowman's first chance to return would be a Week 7 Sunday Night Football matchup against the Denver Broncos.

-- Buccaneers & Carl Nicks Part Ways --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports OG Carl Nicks' frustrating run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is over. The Buccaneers announced Friday that Nicks and the team have "mutually agreed that they will part ways." "I'd like to thank the Buccaneers organization for working with me as I have attempted to get myself back on the football field," Nicks said in a press release distributed by the team. "However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that it is what is best for me and my family as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

-- Vick Ballard Likely Lost for Season with Torn Achilles --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Indianapolis Star reports Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard is expected to miss the season after tearing his left Achilles. He will undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Ballard was carted off the practice field today with a left ankle injury suffered while running a pass pattern. There was no contact involved with the injury.

-- Gronk Won't Change --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said he will not change his playing style due to past injuries.

-- Eric Pinkins OUT 4-6 Weeks --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Everett Herald reports Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said rookie DB Eric Pinkins has a Lisfranc injury, and is OUT 4-6 weeks.

-- Seahawks Not Inclined to Give Marshawn Lynch a New Deal --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports Seahawks GM John Schneider, in an appearance on ESPN 710 Seattle radio this morning said RB Marshawn Lynch has “made a decision not to be here” as training camp starts today. And while he said he would not talk specifics about Lynch’s issues with his contract, Schneider’s comments seemed to confirm what has been reported here and elsewhere, that the team isn’t real interested in giving Lynch a new deal. Schneider noted that the team has had a financial plan in place “for several years” and that it was “just two years ago Marshawn was one of our first guys we were able to reward in terms of this plan going forward.” Schneider further noted that the team has to make “tough decisions” every year and referred to many of the players the team had to let go during the off-season to create the cap space to reward others. “There is a specific plan in place here and it’s my responsibility to (owner Paul Allen) and the fans to try to provide a consistent championship-caliber football team, one that the fans feel we have a shot every year,” Schneider said.

-- Vikings Make Player Moves --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed WR Andy Cruse and WR Ty Walker. The team also waived OT Matt Hall and WR Josh Cooper.

-- Shonn Greene Cleared to Practice --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee scope) has been cleared to practice in training camp.

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-- Ballard Injured; T-Rich Sits; Bradshaw Gets First Unit Reps --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports Colts RB Vick Ballard is down with a left ankle sprain. After spraining it, he wasn't able to put any weight on it. Meanwhile, RB Trent Richardson (knee) is being held out as a precaution, so RB Ahmad Bradshaw is getting first unit reps in practice on Friday.

-- Chris Johnson Shows Off Speed; Jets Moving Him All Over the Field --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Post report the Jets offense looked a whole lot faster Thursday as speedy RB Chris Johnson practiced fully with the team for the first time. Johnson had been sidelined this spring after undergoing surgery on his right knee following last season. The Jets signed Johnson in April to a two-year, $8 million contract, hoping he could give their offense a new dimension. The 28-year-old looked to be at full strength Thursday and he practiced without any restrictions. “I felt good,” Johnson said. “I felt no pain or anything like that.” The most interesting part of Johnson’s day was how the Jets utilized him. They put him in motion and flexed him out as a wide receiver quite a few times, perhaps showing one of their plans for him. “Having that kind of game-breaker out of the backfield certainly will get your attention,” HC Rex Ryan said. “The kid at Buffalo, [C.J.] Spiller, is one of those guys that has that kind of speed. Chris, obviously, your antenna is up every time he comes out of that backfield. If he motions out, the DBs know, like wait a second, here’s a 4.2. You’ll approach him differently than you would most halfbacks.”

-- Johnny Manziel's Antics Alarmed Browns --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports the Browns have been 'alarmed' by some of QB Johnny Manziel's antics since the draft -- especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar, and some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have said. After the suspicious photo of Manziel tightly rolling up the bill surfaced on July 7, Browns HC Mike Pettine called Manziel from his vacation in Hawaii and addressed it, he told cleveland.com on Monday. The conversation was 'positive' but he also planned to talk to Manziel face-to-face when he arrived for the rookie portion of camp on Wednesday. Tightly-rolled bills are typically used to snort cocaine, and the Browns wanted some answers.

-- Rolando McClain Found Guilty, But... --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain was found guilty Friday of two misdemeanor charges from a 2013 incident in his hometown, and was sentenced to 18 days in jail. McClain’s lawyer’s filed an immediate appeal to get to a jury trial, which will allow McClain to return to Cowboys training camp. The charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest came after he allegedly yelled “F— the police” in a crowded park in Decatur. There was apparently tape of that being said, but whether it was clearly McClain is in some dispute, according to his lawyer. Police video did show McClain telling officers: “You can’t expect to be arrested 3 times in 3 years and play in NFL.”

-- Chris Ivory Returns to Practice Friday --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Post reports Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to practice on Friday after missing some time with a hamstring injury yesterday.

-- Vikings Place Three on PUP List --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have placed TE Chase Ford, CB Captain Munnerlyn (hamstring), and S Andrew Sendejo on the active PUP list.

-- Bishop Sankey's Role Undetermined --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tennessee Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt said the team is still in the process of determining the role of rookie RB Bishop Sankey in their offense.

-- Falcons Release Darius Johnson --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons have waived WR Darius Johnson.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Keelan Johnson Excused --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Philadelphia Eagles have excused S Keelan Johnson “for an undetermined amount of time as he tends to matters related to his arrest in Arizona last weekend.” Johnson met with HC Chip Kelly, and is still on the roster, and the team’s not saying anything else.

-- Derrick Shelby Limited Friday --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason. He's fine, although he was limited on Friday.

-- Greg Orton Injured --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports Patriots WR Greg Orton suffered what appears to be a significant leg injury on a non-contact play on Friday. He was carted off the field.

-- Cecil Shorts Tweaks Hamstring --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts has been pulled from practice on Friday because of hamstring tightness.

-- Ravens IR Aaron Ross --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have placed CB Aaron Ross on Injured Reserve after tearing his Achilles. He is lost for the season.

-- Kenny Stills Pulls Up Lame --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Advocate reports Saints WR Kenny Stills pulled up on deep route and clutched at the back of one of his legs in practice this morning. He is leaving the field with a trainer.

-- Ravens Sign Will Hill --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have signed free-agent S Will Hill. Hill was suspended six games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, after previously being suspended for both the PED and substance abuse policies.

-- Big Ben Contract Watch --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said that he spoke with QB Ben Roethlisberger before the team announced the extension for C Maurkice Pouncey to be sure that the quarterback knew where the team stood in regard to continuing a relationship that has netted the team a pair of Super Bowl victories. “And so I talked to Ben, and then we talked with his agent Ryan Tollner about where we are and the fact we intend on addressing Ben’s contract situation after the season, so that we could address a number of players who were going into their last year in 2014,” Rooney said, via the team’s website. “I think Ben understands that’s our intention and the way we’d like to proceed. I think we had a good conversation.”

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-- Andre Johnson Told of Team Plan, Which Includes Him --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson received an “understanding of where the Texans are going and of his own future and security,” a source says of his meeting with team brass. The hint is that he’ll be there in 2015.

-- RGIII Shaking Off the Rust --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is throwing better in practice on Friday. He missed some throws, but he's not missing the way he was on Thursday.

-- Jimmy Graham in Fantastic Shape --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton said TE Jimmy Graham had the “low time” in the team’s pre-camp conditioning test. “That was significant. I told him to stay in Miami every offseason,” Payton said, via ESPN.com. “I mean, it was outstanding.”

-- Cowboys Will Run More in 2014 --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys plan to run more in 2014. “We will be running the ball more,” Cowboys VP and COO Stephen Jones said Thursday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think our offensive line is better than it was last year and I think we ran the ball pretty well last year. I think we’ll run it better this year and I think there will be a bigger commitment to running it.”

-- Sam Bradford is a Full-Go --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (torn ACL) is coming off a torn ACL, but HC Jeff Fisher said Thursday that there wouldn’t be any limits on the quarterback during practice. “Sam is in great shape,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He’s ready to go. We don’t have [reservations] — right now as we speak, as camp starts — he’s full-go. If we need to back him down here and there, we’ll back him down.”

-- Kroy Biermann to be Limited --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons DE/LB Kroy Biermann (Achilles) will be limited at the start of training camp.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Andre Johnson Reports on Time for Training Camp --
Fri Jul 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Houston Chronicle reports Texans WR Andre Johnson reported to training camp on time this morning. With Johnson reporting and participating in start of two-a-days Saturday, missing the offseason program is no big deal. He'll learn fast. Sources say owner Bob McNair played a key role in getting Johnson to end his holdout and report to the Texans today. Sources say last Friday Johnson met with McNair, new HC Bill O'Brien and GM Rick Smith.


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