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-- Madness May IDP Rookie Rankings & Sleepers! --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

Premium Pro Bowl & Super Bowl Package subscribers take note. FFMastermind.com IDP Specialist Steve Yerger has completed his fantasy analysis of the 2017 April Rookie Draft to offer his initial 2017 IDP set of Rookie Rankings along with an interesting group of 2017 IDP Rookie Sleepers! Log into your premium account and enjoy!


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-- Joseph Fauria Trying to Make a Comeback --
Sun May 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

TSN reports free-agent TE Joseph Fauria says that he is attempting an NFL comeback after sitting out last season. "I'm trying my best," said Fauria, 27. "Last year didn't go as planned. I didn't get any tryouts, but I have my head on straight now. I'm in good shape. I'm ready to go. I just want one more chance."

-- Why Andrew Hawkins Accepted the Veteran Minimum --
Sun May 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots WR Andrew Hawkins' one-year deal is a minimum salary benefit pact, meaning his base salary will be $900,000, his bonus won't exceed $80,000, and his salary cap charge won't be more than $695,000. That's a great value/insurance policy for the Patriots if something happens with one of their top receivers, or if Hawkins simply performs at a level that warrants a roster spot. Hawkins passed up more lucrative opportunities with a handful of other teams because New England was his No. 1 choice. The chance to win is ultimately what was most important to Hawkins.

-- Dion Lewis Quick; Likely Going Nowhere --
Sun May 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the free-agent signings of RB Mike Gillislee and RB Rex Burkhead have sparked thoughts by some on how it might affect RB Dion Lewis' standing with the New England Patriots. Albeit not in full pads, Lewis' quickness and explosiveness still stood out on the practice field Thursday, as only Gillislee was among the running backs to hit the line of scrimmage with close to the same noticeable burst. Lewis' skill set still has value to the club and he could fall into a WR Danny Amendola-type classification as a player who is carefully managed. Gone are the days when he plays 73 snaps (Sept. 20, 2015 at Buffalo), but as a kickoff returner and reserve running back playing 15-20 snaps per game in hopes of preserving his health, there's still a spot for him on the club.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Sun May 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Kirk Cousins Contract Watch --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports Redskins QB Kirk Cousins recently characterized his talks about a contract extension as "really positive." He appears content with whatever happens leading up to the July 15th league deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a long-term deal.

-- Michael Vick Ready to Retire --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent QB Michael Vick says he has talked with the Atlanta Falcons about signing a one-day contract and officially retiring with the team that chose him first overall in the 2001 NFL draft. "Hopefully soon," said Vick. Vick hasn't actually officially retired yet, but he said he has now turned his attention to working with young people. He regularly makes appearances at schools and youth organizations to urge children not to make the kinds of decisions that he made, which landed him in prison. "I think I got my fill," said Vick. "Working with the kids allows me to decompress."

-- Carson Wentz Showing Improvement --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Eagles QB Carson Wentz is broader in the shoulders. His spirals are tighter - at least they were during practice Tuesday. And when he met with reporters at the NovaCare Complex afterward, he spoke with more authority. Some of the changes are natural. Wentz is a year older, after all, a year removed from entering the Eagles' spring program as the third-string rookie rather than as the starter, which he is indisputably now. He is also coming off his first full offseason, typically the most important for NFL quarterbacks. The additional strength, the better throwing mechanics, and his growing comfort at the podium can at least be attributed to the passage of time. But Wentz isn't one to just sit back and merely accept what often happens organically, which is that he should improve upon his first season. He took advantage of the Eagles' strength and conditioning program, enlisted the help of noted quarterback trainers to fine-tune his delivery, and took the advice of his coaches to rest for an extended period, even though his inclination is to do something, anything, to get better. "I've seen him sort of come in rejuvenated," Eagles HC Doug Pederson said last week. "Last year at this time he had played a bunch of football. He was coming off his world tour. He had just been drafted. Now he's had a chance to just kind of sit back and look at the regular season last year and make the necessary adjustments and corrections and learn from it."

-- Rodney McLeod Restructures --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Philadelphia Eagles have restructured S Rodney McLeod's contract.

-- Leonte Carroo May Not Make the Final Roster --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins WR Leonte Carroo is expected to be the front-runner for the #4 WR-job, but it is far from certain he will make the team.

-- Chris Ivory in Much Better Shape --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory looks to be in much better shape than he was in last season, according to HC Doug Marrone.

-- Rivera: Kelvin Benjamin Looks Great --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has been facing unfair criticism, according to HC Ron Rivera. Rivera says Benjamin has "looked great" on the field.

-- Weekly Fantasy Newsletters with Daily Releases! --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Robert Woods Impressing --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports new Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods has impressed while running with the first unit during OTAs. QB Jared Goff gave a glowing review of his newest addition, saying, "He's been great. He's been more than I could have really expected, honestly."

-- Chiefs Make Front Office Changes --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs announced a number of front-office additions and promotions on Friday. Among them was the promotion of Brandt Tilis, who will now be the club's director of football administration. He replaces Trip MacCracken, who was not retained for 2017. Tilis joined the Chiefs in 2010 as a salary cap/contract analyst before he was promoted to the director of salary cap and football operations analytics. The Chiefs also hired Chris Shea as its salary cap and legal executive. Shea, who is in his 19th NFL season, was most recently the director of scouting administration and personnel scout for the Philadelphia Eagles, who did not retain him after the NFL Draft. Shea has also spent time with the Panthers, Jets, Cowboys, Dolphins and the NFL office. There were also a number of personnel staff members who received promotions with the Chiefs. That includes Ryan Poles, who was promoted from the college scouting coordinator to director of college scouting. Southeast scout Ryne Nutt was promoted to the assistant director of college scouting. Dan Zegers, a player personnel assistant, has been promoted to college scouting coordinator, while scouting assistant Jim Noel has been promoted to pro scout. Former communications intern Daniel Ricci has been added as a player personnel assistant. Finally, the Chiefs also made the hiring of Tim Terry official. Terry replaces Will Lewis, who was not retained after the draft, as the club's director of pro personnel.

-- Hau'oli Kikaha Rehab Update --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Advocate reports almost a year after suffering the third torn ACL of his career, Saints DE Hau'oli Kikaha (torn ACL) is close to getting back to full strength for the New Orleans Saints. Kikaha is participating in part of the organized team activities that began this week, although the third-year defensive end did not participate in full-team sessions. New Orleans wants to make sure he's at full strength when training camp begins. "He's doing really well. He's going through some individual drills, he's taking part in the walk-through," DC Dennis Allen said. "I think the training staff, I think we're going to be smart with him."

-- Gronk a Full-Go Friday; Looks Like Gronk --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) was full-go in the rain, which speaks volumes in itself. Granted, it's an offseason workout, but there were no kid gloves for the tight end, who underwent back surgery on Dec. 2nd. He looked good reaching to make catches, be it from QB Tom Brady, QB Jimmy Garoppolo or QB Jacoby Brissett. He ran pretty well. He didn't appear hampered in any way, although at one point, he did need to get down and do a plank to apparently stretch his back. For the most part, watching him extend to haul in over-the-shoulder passes from Brady in the end zone, or make a quick cut to break open to catch a pass over the middle, this was Gronk being Gronk - the football version. "He looks like Gronk," said OC Josh McDaniels, providing his assessment of the tight end after seeing him in several OTA sessions. "We haven't got into a big evaluation. He's involved in everything." Unlike past OTAs, he didn't take any drills off. He did everything, and performed well. Gronkowski has been telling people he's felt good during various stops. After missing the latest championship, although he did cheerlead from the sidelines, Gronkowski vowed to be a part of the next one with his teammates.

-- LeSean McCoy Speaks on Goal Line Touches --
Sat May 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy said "I'm sure we'll work something out" regarding his goal-line touches this season. McCoy ran for 13 touchdowns last season, but he split carries with backup RB Mike Gillislee, now in New England, at the goal line.

-- Source: Lions to Sign Matt Asiata --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports free-agent RB Matt Asiata has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Detroit, a source said Friday.

-- Broncos Working to Extend T.J. Ward --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Channel reports Broncos SS T.J. Ward faces an uncertain future. He enters the final season of a four-year, $22.5 million contract. The Broncos and Ward's representatives had had preliminary talks on an extension. Ward's goal is clear. "I would love to finish my career here," Ward told Denver7 in an exclusive interview. "I'd like to see something get done. They have done that in the past with guys. I think I have proven myself. But if they think I need to show more, then I will just have to keep proving it to them."

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Chiefs Release One --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released OLB Tourek Williams.

-- Raiders Sign Six Drafted Rookies --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have signed drafted rookies OT David Sharpe, LB Marquel Lee, RB Elijah Hood, DT Treyvon Hester, OT Jylan Ware, and S Shalom Luani to four-year contracts.

-- Zach Strief Gets a Pay Raise --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Advocate reports the New Orleans Saints restructured OT Zach Strief's contract, giving him the opportunity to earn an additional $1 million this season, according to a league source. The agreement raises Strief's 2017 base salary by $700,000 and is giving him the opportunity to earn an extra $300,000 in roster bonuses. His cap hit raises from $5.1 million to $6.1 million. None of the money is guaranteed outside of the $1.1 million remaining from the proration of his signing bonus. Strief's salary structure for 2018, the final year of his contract, remains unchanged. One of his roster bonuses, which was worth $1.5 million, was already paid out on the fifth day of the league year. He will be due another bonus of $1.4 million if he is on the roster the fifth day of the 2018 league year. Strief, 33, can earn up to $1.7 million in roster bonuses depending on how many games he is on the 46-man roster this season.

-- Broncos Sign All 2017 Drafted Rookies --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Denver Broncos have signed all of their drafted rookies from 2017.

-- Leonard Fournette Catching Passes Well --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

GridIronNow.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars HC Doug Marrone says he's happy with how rookie RB Leonard Fournette is catching the football. He also says he can't show off his power running in this OTA format.

-- Vikings Sign Three Drafted Rookies --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

VikingsUpdate.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have sigend drafted rookies OG Danny Isidora, LB Ben Gedeon, and DT Jaleel Johnson to four-year contracts.

-- Redskins Sign All 2017 Drafted Rookies --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have signed all of their drafted rookies from 2017.

-- Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater Throwing Hard --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says QB Teddy Bridgewater's (knee surgery) throwing with velocity. "I'm happy for him with the work he's put in; Progressing as well as anyone could hope for," he said.

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-- Ryan Tannehill Says He's 100% --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) said his left knee is "back to 100 percent" after he returned to the practice field this week for organized team activities. He suffered a sprained ACL and MCL at the end of last season but didn't require surgery. Tannehill moved around well and made several nice throws Thursday in the team's first practice open to the media. The Dolphins added that the quarterback will have no practice restrictions this offseason. "I feel totally normal," Tannehill said of his knee. "I felt good back in January. So my offseason has been pretty normal up to this point. ... I'm fully confident in the knee and it's not even in the back of my mind at all. Everyone is confident in the knee and what it can do and that it's ready to go." Tannehill wore a black brace in practice and said he will continue to wear it throughout the season. According to Tannehill, the brace will not hinder his mobility.

-- Vontaze Burfict Looks to Be in Great Shape --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict looks like he's dropped a lot of weight over the off-season. In other words, he look great.

-- Evan Engram Lining Up Everywhere --
Fri May 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NJ.com reports New York Giants rookie TE Evan Engram has been lining up all over the field during OTAs. Engram played some traditional in-line tight end, in the slot, out wide, and even some H-back during team drills.

-- Laquon Treadwell Running with First Unit --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has run with the first-team offense alongside WR Stefon Diggs and WR Adam Thielen during OTAs.

-- Breshad Perriman Impressing --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is making his mark during OTAs. TE Dennis Pitta says no one on the Ravens is making more plays during OTAs than Perriman.

-- Justin Gilbert Suspended Four Games --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL has suspended free agent CB Justin Gilbert four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

-- Seahawks Sign 2nd-Rounder Malik McDowell --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed 2nd-round draft pick DL Malik McDowell to a four-year contract.

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Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Vikings Sign 7th-Rounder Ifeadi Odenigbo --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed 7th-round draft pick DE Ifeadi Odenigbo to a four-year contract.

-- Jets Make Player Moves --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have signed free-agent DB Corey White and waived/injured undrafted free-agent WR/KR Brisly Estime.

-- Jets Host Kenbrell Thompkins --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent WR Kenbrell Thompkins visited with the New York Jets on Thursday.

-- Maxx Williams Rehab Update --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens HC John Harbaugh says that TE Maxx Williams (knee) had the type of knee surgery that no other football player has had. That said, he's coming along and should be ready for camp.

-- Buccaneers Sign 2nd-Rounder Justin Evans --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers have signed 2nd-round draft pick S Justin Evans to a four-year contract.

-- OBJ to Attend Mandatory Mini-Camp --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. says he will attend mandatory minicamp "for sure." That camp begins June 13th.

-- Jets Sign 3rd-Rounder ArDarius Stewart --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have signed 3rd-round draft pick WR ArDarius Stewart to a four-year, $3.25 million contract.

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Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Vikings Sign 5th-Rounder Rodney Adams --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed 5th-round draft pick WR Rodney Adams to a four-year contract.

-- Bears Sign Victor Cruz --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Chicago Bears have signed free-agent WR Victor Cruz to a one-year, $2 million deal.

-- Mark Ingram Sits Thursday; A.P. Handles Bulk of First Unit Reps --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (undisclosed) did not participate in Thursday's OTA practice because of an unspecified injury issue, though he watched from the sideline. That meant RB Adrian Peterson handled the bulk of the Saints' first-string RB-snaps. He and backup QB Chase Daniel fumbled one exchange during full-team drills. But he also looked fluid catching several passes from QB Drew Brees in team and 7-on-7 drills during a nickel-heavy practice session. HC Sean Payton said Peterson has been moving around well.

-- Bills Concerned About Charles Clay's Knee Issues --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports TE Charles Clay (knee) has had chronic knee trouble since joining the Buffalo Bills as a highly paid restricted free agent in 2015. The problem has persisted during the team's current offseason workouts, and it is something that HC Sean McDermott is worried about. "We are concerned with Charles' knee situation," McDermott told reporters Thursday before the Bills took the field for an OTA workout. "It's something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward. He's a weapon for us." McDermott did say that Clay has taken part in drills, but the team is being cautious about how much work he receives. "He's participated in most all of it," the coach said. "That said, just like with all of our players, we have to put them in position to be successful, Charles no different. So if managing his reps, if that's what we have to do, then we'll continue to do that."

-- Gronk Cleared for Practice --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back) recovery has progressed to the point that he's cleared to be on the field at practice.

-- Bills Sign Gerald Hodges; Release One --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent LB Gerald Hodges to a one-year contract. The team also released CB Charles Gaines.

-- Giants Release Two --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Giants have released S Rahim Moore and DE Ishaq Williams.

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Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- OBJ No-Shows Thursday's OTAs --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New york Daily News reports WR Odell Beckham Jr. was not in attendance for Thursday's OTAs.

-- Luke Kuechly Sits Wednesday --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (back) was held out of drills on Wednesday due to lower back tightness.

-- Cole Beasley Sits This Week --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (hamstring) has not been able to participate in OTAs this week due to a hamstring injury.

-- Kenny Britt Sits Wenesday --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt (undisclosed) did not participate in OTAs on Wednesday, but HC Hue Jackson said he expects Britt will be back on the field next week.

-- Ameer Abdullah Looking Good --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports on a number of plays, Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (foot) accelerated through openings and changed direction without breaking stride. Those are positive signs that Abdullah has recovered from the foot injury that sidelined him for the last 14 games of last season. A year ago, he wore a red jersey in practice throughout the offseason to protect him from contact while recovering from shoulder surgery. There is no red jersey this year.

-- Ezekiel Elliott To Return to OTAS Next Week --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (head) is expected to participate in OTAs next week, according to HC Jason Garrett.

-- Paxton Lynch Sees Time with First Unit --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports Broncos QB Paxton Lynch worked with the first-team during Wednesday's practice. It seems that the team is swapping Lynch with QB Trevor Siemian each day with regard to who works with the first unit.

-- Marcus Mariota Rehab Watch --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (fibula) is participating during OTAs and appears to be ahead of schedule. "Four months ago I wasn't sure I was going to be able to participate in OTAs, and being able to do some of the drills ... I was very happy and very grateful," he said. "It was fun to be out there with the guys."

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Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Colin Kaepernick Watch --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick did not work out for the Seattle Seahawks when he visited with them on Wednesday. The team is not expected to make a move right now with regards to signing a QB, but it was said that the visit went well.

-- Devin Funchess Sits Thursday --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers WR Devin Funchess (ankle) rolled his ankle yesterday in practice and doesn't look to be participating on Thursday.

-- Broncos Expected to Extend GM John Elway --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Denver Broncos GM John Elway expects to sign a new contract before the start of the season. "We're continuing to work at it," Elway said. "I don't see any problems with that. I look forward to being here with the Broncos for a long time."

-- Raiders Easing Marshawn Lynch Back In --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Raiders HC Jack Del Rio was not about to show panic as Oakland eases RB Marshawn Lynch in. "Yeah, he's doing great, he's doing great," Del Rio said. "He'll continue to do the things that we're asking him to do. He's really soaking up the system. He's doing a great job fitting in." Is that why Lynch was not wearing a helmet, still trying to "fit in" to his new surroundings after a year off? "Yeah, he's coming along, he's doing great," Del Rio said. "We have no issues there. He's been here like he said he'd be here. Really committed."

-- Danny Woodhead Healthy --
Thu May 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Ravens official website reports when the Ravens jumped on signing RB Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) this offseason, the biggest question about the veteran running back was whether he would be healthy. Fast forward to the start of Baltimore's Organized Team Activities (OTAs), and Woodhead took the field for the team's first practice. "Yes, I'm back. No restrictions," Woodhead said. "I'm just playing football now. I haven't been thinking about needing to do stuff to rehab it because I'm healthy now. It's exciting to get football going."

-- Jerick McKinnon Runs with First Unit --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings rookie RB Dalvin Cook, the team's top 2017 draft pick, took a back seat in the backfield to veteran RB Jerick McKinnon, who got most of the first-team reps Wednesday. McKinnon, who has become a bit of a forgotten man outside of Winter Park after the Vikings drafted Cook and signed RB Latavius Murray, is prepared for his new challengers. "I'm ready to go. It's going to be a competition," McKinnon said. "All I can do is be the best I can be every day and lay it all out there in practice and just go from there." Murray, meanwhile, watched practice from the sideline. Murray is still in a walking boot after undergoing ankle surgery in March.

-- Spencer Ware Still Leads Chiefs RB Corps --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Kansas City Star reports Chiefs RB Spencer Ware is set to return as the starter, RB Charcandrick West is a nice change-of-pace back, and third-round rookie RB Kareem Hunt has already impressed with his short-area burst and balance.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Gase: Jay Ajayi Could See 350 Carries --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is entering 2017 as a full-time starter for the first time in his NFL career. Dolphins HC Adam Gase recently said Ajayi could get as many as 350 rushing attempts if the running back stays healthy and plays all 16 games, which is 90 more attempts than last season. "I'm ready for it," Ajayi said Tuesday during the opening of Miami's organized team activities. "I prepare myself every season to take a huge workload and be able to carry the team, and I think I'm ready for that."

-- Patriots Release One --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New England Patriots have released WR Devin Street.

-- Brock Osweiler Watch --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports armed with a surplus of salary-cap space, the Cleveland Browns relieved the Houston Texans of the $16 million guaranteed left on QB Brock Osweiler's contract to acquire the pick. The Browns didn't envision Osweiler becoming a factor for them, but they haven't traded or cut him, and now he's heavily involved in an open competition for their starting quarterback job. "My expectation is always to start, but that's not my decision to make," Osweiler said in his first public comments since the trade. "Now, if I came out here and told you guys I wanted to be the backup, I'm in the wrong business. Absolutely I want to play, and I want to help this football team win games. But I know there is a lot of work that goes into that and ultimately I need to earn that on the practice field, and I've got a lot of work ahead of me to do that." Osweiler took repetitions Wednesday as the No. 2 quarterback while QB Cody Kessler worked as the first-team QB. Rookie QB DeShone Kizer and QB Kevin Hogan were third and fourth, respectively, in team drills. Kessler received most of the snaps with the starters, but Osweiler and Kizer rotated in with them, too.

-- Browns Name Ryan Grigson --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports the Browns have named Ryan Grigson Senior Personnel Executive.

-- Giants Sign Two --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Giants have signed free-agents DE Devin Taylor and S Duke Ihenacho.

-- Brandon McManus Wants Long-Term Deal --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports PK Brandon McManus hasn't signed his restricted free-agent tender in hopes of getting a long-term deal with the Broncos. It's not a big issue, but if there's no deal by June 15 then that could change. "There's really no rush for me to sign the tender because it could go through June 15," McManus said. "I'd love to be here as long as I can and be on a long-term deal here that gives me security. I love Denver. I love the fan base here. I would love to be here four more years so why not see what I can do?" McManus has participated in all of the Broncos' offseason workouts. If the Broncos and McManus' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, can't come to a long-term agreement, McManus' only other option would be to sign the tender or not play in 2017. The Broncos could rescind the tender and offer McManus 110 percent of his 2016 salary ($600,000) if he doesn't sign the deal by June 15th. Broncos GM John Elway was direct about McManus' contract after the NFL draft. "It's up there if he wants to come sign it," Elway said pointing to his office. McManus, who wants to be a special teams captain this season, has made 85.5 percent of his field goals over the last two seasons.

-- Dolphins Sign First-Rounder Charles Harris --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Miami Dolphins have signed first-round draft pick DE Charles Harris to a four-year contract.

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-- Teddy Bridgewater Rehab Update --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) had a positive visit to his doc in Dallas, sources say. He got the thumbs up to progress in rehab and move side-to-side.

-- Jaron Brown Limited Wednesday --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports Cardinals WR Jaron Brown (torn ACL) was back on the field doing individual drills on Wednesday. It's a big step forward in his recovery from a torn ACL.

-- Bills Sign All 2017 Drafted Rookies --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Buffalo Bills have signed all of their drafted rookies from 2017.

-- Patriots Sign Andrew Hawkins --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the New England Patriots have signed free-agent WR Andrew Hawkins to a one-year contract.

-- Corey Coleman Hurt During Practice, But... --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports Browns WR Corey Coleman has been hurt during practice on Wednesday. He caught a pass from QB Brock Osweiler in 7-on-7. HC Hue Jackson helped Coleman off the ground after a few minutes. Coleman walked off the field with an athletic trainer with no limp. Jackson says Coleman "will be fine." He said he came down funny on the ball.

-- Calvin Pryor Shows --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Jets S Calvin Pryor is present for OTAs on Wednesday.

-- Joe Haden Practices Wednesday --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports Browns CB Joe Haden (groin surgery), whom had groin surgery shortly after last season ended, is practicing on Wednesday.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Ezekiel Elliott Sits as a Precaution After Minor Car Accident --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will miss his second straight day of OTAs today after being a passenger in a car accident Sunday. Elliott did not suffer any significant injuries in the car accident Sunday, but the Cowboys are being cautious now holding him out of OTAs. The minor injury is said to be to his head.

-- Bills Sign Rod Streater --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent WR Rod Streater.

-- Titans Sign 5th-Rounder Jayon Brown --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tennessee Titans have signed 5th-round draft pick LB Jayon Brown to a four-year contract.

-- Dre Kirkpatrick OUT 2-3 Weeks With Fractured Hand --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hand) has a small fracture on his right hand and expects to be out of practice for 2-3 weeks, he told reporters Tuesday. Kirkpatrick did not say how the injury occurred, only that it was a "freak accident." Bengals HC Marvin Lewis declined to give an update, saying only that Kirkpatrick would return to practice when healthy and that he did not have a timetable. The Bengals are holding voluntary OTAs and players are not required to be at practice until June 13, the start of mandatory mini-camp. Kirkpatrick wasn't in uniform during the Bengals' first practice of OTAs. He stood in the back and watched practice while wearing what appeared to be a soft cast on his right hand/wrist. However, he remained an active participant, standing at the back of the field and running through some of the drills by himself.

-- Mike Williams Still OUT with Back Tightness --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports injured on the first day of rookie mini-camp 12 days ago, Los Angeles Chargers first-round draft pick WR Mike Williams (back) did not practice for a second straight week due to tightness in his back. Chargers HC Anthony Lynn told reporters on Tuesday that he's hopeful the rookie receiver can return to the field next week, but with less than a month left in the team's offseason program, the Clemson product's development is taking a hit. "I'd like to see him out there next week because he's getting behind right now, and we've got to get him back out on the field," Lynn said. "If he wasn't a rookie it would be different. But he has so much to learn, and some of this you can only learn on the field." Lynn said receivers coach Nick Sirianni is helping Williams stay prepared with work in the meeting room, along with keeping him appraised with what's happening on the field during team drills.

-- DGB Struggles During Mini-Camp --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

PhillyVoice.com reports Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham had a bad start to his camp. On a day in which the Eagles' receivers were catching everything in drills, DGB had a drop. During team drills, QB Carson Wentz launched a 50-50 ball far down the field that was on target. DGB jumped at least a full second too early, and CB Patrick Robinson was easily able to break up the play. New wide receivers coach Mike Groh was all over DGB for his play.

-- Jermaine Whitehead Cited for Speeding --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Packers S Jermaine Whitehead was cited for driving 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on May 19th. He faces a $515.50 fine.

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-- Seahawks Hosting Austin Davis --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent QB Austin Davis, mostly recently with the Denver Broncos, is visiting with the Seattle Seahawks today, a source close to him says.

-- Teddy Bridgewater Vistiing His Doctor --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman says QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee surgery) is at an appointment with his doctor today. He will see if he can increase his work.

-- Rashad Jennings to Do More Dancing, But... --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports fresh off his DWTS win, free-agent RB Rashad Jennings will go on a DWTS tour. He has an out in his contract if he gets an NFL opportunity.

-- Pro Bowl Returning to Orlando in 2018 --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Pro Bowel is returning to Orlando, Florida, in 2018. the Contest will be the AFC vs NFC format once again.

-- Bills Release Cyrus Kouandjio --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Buffalo Bills have released OT Cyrus Kouandjio. He struggled physically and health-wise throughout his tenure with the team.

-- Matt Jones to No-Show --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones will not be at OTAs, a source said. He was a healthy scratch most of last year, doesn't appear part of their plans.

-- Sources: Seahawks to Work Out Colin Kaepernick & Other Reserve QBs --
Wed May 24, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Seattle Seahawks are slated to work out reserve QBs today and barring a change of plans, QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to be one of them, per sources.

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