Fantasy Football News

  • Packers LT David Bakhtiari Underwent Offseason Knee Surgery

    The Packers continue to wait for their All-Pro left tackle to return to regular duty. They placed David Bakhtiari on the active/PUP list to start training camp, extending this lengthy delay. More potential cause for concern emerged Wednesday. GM Brian Gutekunst indicated Bakhtiari underwent another knee surgery this offseason, via’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Bakhtiari, […]

    Jul 27 · Pro Football Rumors Packers
  • Skyy Moore Earning Early Praise At Camp

    Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore was named as a standout in the team's indoor workout this Monday by Chiefs reporter Pete Sweeney. Moore was dealing with some hamstring issues earlier this summer, but he stated ahead of training camp that he was 100%. The second round pick out of Western Michigan is one of the more intriguing fantasy targets in this year's rookie class. He's a 5'10" speedster and he landed in an ideal spot within the Chiefs' high octane offense. Additionally, with Tyreek Hill no longer in town, there will be plenty of targets to go around. Make sure he's on your radar for the late rounds of fantasy drafts.

    Jul 27 · Source via Chiefs Skyy Moore
  • Zamir White Misses Third Straight Practice Tuesday

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Zamir White has missed each of the team's last three practices with an undisclosed injury. It's not clear at this point if he's dealing with something significant or not. However, the fact that he was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list suggests that he won't be out long. The 22-year-old was taken in the fourth round of this past year's NFL draft after he rushed for 856 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior at the University of Georgia. The Raiders have a bit of a crowded backfield this coming year with Josh Jacobs leading the way and veterans Kenyan Drake and Brandon Bolden also in the mix. White is a worthwhile stash in dynasty leagues, but isn't someone who should be drafted in any season-long leagues this year.

    Jul 27 · Source via Raiders Zamir White
  • Travis Kelce Agrees to Contract Adjustment

    The Kansas City Chiefs and tight end Travis Kelce have agreed to an adjusted contract. As a result, he will get a raise in 2022 as money from the back of his contract is being shifted to the front of it. The 32-year-old is currently locked up through the 2025 season. With the original structuring of his contract, he was due to make $6.5 million this coming season and that number was set to incrementally go up and eventually reach $16.25 million in 2025. The exact terms of the new deal haven't been released as of yet. The seven-time Pro Bowler is coming off yet another dominant season in which he caught 92 passes for 1,125 yards and nine touchdowns.

    Jul 27 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Kadarius Toney Avoids PUP List

    New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (knee) was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, meaning he will be a full go to start training camp. Toney underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery in May and was a non-contact participant at OTAs this spring. The 23-year-old was hampered by injuries during his rookie season in 2021, limiting him to just 10 games on the year. He flashed some tantalizing potential during a game against the Dallas Cowboys in October when he racked up 189 yards, but he wasn't very effective in any other games last season. He's an intriguing fantasy sleeper this year who comes with immense upside but a high amount of risk.

    Jul 27 · Source via Giants Kadarius Toney
  • Sammy Watkins Expected Back Sooner Than Later

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins landed on the Non-Football Injury list this Tuesday. The team hasn't released any info as to why Watkins was placed on the list, but Packers reporter Rob Demovsky stated late on Tuesday that there is no long-term concern for Watkins. The team expects for him to be back on the field sooner rather than later. Watkins is entering his first season with the Packers after he spent one season with the Baltimore Ravens, catching 27 of his 49 targets for 394 yards and a touchdown. He's likely to be one of Aaron Rodgers' primary targets this season, but his long track record of injuries and inconsistency makes him someone to avoid in fantasy drafts this fall.

    Jul 27 · Source via Packers Sammy Watkins
  • Mike Strachan Likely To Return By End Of Training Camp

    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Mike Strachan (knee) underwent knee surgery this summer. The expectation is that he will be able to return to the field by the end of training camp. The 24-year-old was a seventh round pick of the team in 2021. He only suited up for six games last year and caught two of his three targets for 26 yards. The Colts have one of the thinnest receiving corps in the NFL with very few enticing assets apart from No. 1 wideout Michael Pittman Jr. Strachan has an opportunity to see snaps this coming season if he can come back strong from his injury.

    Jul 27 · Source via Colts Mike Strachan
  • Taysom Hill To Play Multiple Roles, Including Quarterback

    New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen provided an update on the team's plans for its versatile offensive player Taysom Hill this week. Allen stated that Hill is "going to provide multiple roles for us" while adding that he'll "still take some snaps from the quarterback position." Hill threw 134 passes last season, but he was primarily used as a rusher, oftentimes rushing out of the quarterback position. He carried the ball 70 times for 374 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Tight end figures to technically be his primary position. However, that was also the case last year and he certainly didn't function as a typical pass-catching tight end, receiving just six targets on the year.

    Jul 27 · Source via Saints Taysom Hill
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Avoids PUP List

    After taking his physical on Tuesday at training camp, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) wasn't placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Although Garoppolo isn't expected to get back on a practice field until mid-August after having offseason shoulder surgery, it's good news for his availability for the start of the regular season, which will almost certainly be with another organization. The Niners also publicly admitted on Tuesday that they've officially moved on from Jimmy G to Trey Lance at the position. The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans make the most sense for the 30-year-old signal-caller, but there's no guarantee he'd be starting right away in either scenario.

    Jul 26 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Logan Thomas Placed On PUP List

    Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas (knee) has been placed on the active/PUP list. It's worth noting that players placed on the PUP list can be activated at any time during training camp. Thomas is working his way back from a torn ACL and MCL that he suffered in December of last season. That being said, it's uncertain if Thomas is going to be ready to go by the beginning of the season. The first step is getting Thomas back on the practice field. Once healthy, Thomas could be a key contributor in this offense, but he might miss some time to begin the season. John Bates is likely to start in place of Thomas, assuming he isn't ready by Week 1.

    Jul 26 · Source via Commanders Logan Thomas
  • Seahawks Sign Three Picks, Finalize Draft Class

    The Seahawks entered the day with three unsigned draft picks, but they finished signing all of their rooks today. The team announced that they’ve signed second-round linebacker Boye Mafe, second-round running back Kenneth Walker III, and fourth-round defensive back Coby Bryant. Mafe was selected with the No. 40 pick following a standout career at Minnesota. […]

    Jul 26 · Pro Football Rumors Seahawks Coby Bryant Boye Mafe Kenneth Walker III nfl draft
  • KJ Hamler Officially Placed On PUP List

    Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler (knee) has been officially placed on the active/PUP list. This was the expectation all along, but it has finally been made official. The 23-year-old is recovering from a torn ACL and dislocated hip that he suffered during Week 3 of last season. Hamler missed part of his rookie year and barely played last season. That being said, the Broncos are going to be cautious with Hamler going forward. Once healthy, Hamler is expected to compete for the WR3 spot on the roster. His fantasy value could be on the rise with Russell Wilson under center in Denver. Fantasy managers in deep and dynasty formats might want to consider stashing Hamler.

    Jul 26 · Source via Broncos KJ Hamler
  • DK Metcalf Reports To Training Camp

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf has reported to training camp. This is good news, but it's uncertain if Metcalf is actually going to practice with the team. Some players that are seeking new contracts have shown up to camp, but sit out. This allows the player to avoid fines, but still apply pressure to the team The 24-year-old is expected to reach an extension with the organization before the beginning of the season. However, his fantasy value is expected to decrease significantly with Russell Wilson departing this offseason. Now, Drew Lock or Geno Smith will be throwing at Metcalf this season. There's a good chance Metcalf suits up in 2022, but it's hard to imagine him carrying the same value as he did in prior seasons.

    Jul 26 · Source via Seahawks DK Metcalf
  • Bears Sign S Jaquan Brisker, Wrap Up Draft Class

    The Bears have officially signed their entire draft class. ESPN’s Courtney Cronin reports (on Twitter) that the Bears have signed second-round safety Jaquan Brisker. Following a freshman season at Lackawanna, Brisker transferred to Penn State. He ended up spending three seasons with the Nittany Lions, seeing time in 34 games. He earned first-team All-Big Ten […]

    Jul 26 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Jaquan Brisker nfl draft
  • Titans CB Buster Skrine Retires

    With training camp set to open tomorrow, the Titans are down a cornerback. Veteran defensive back Buster Skrine has informed the Titans that he’ll be retiring, according to Terry McCormick of "Buster Skrine informed us that he was going to retire, so I respect that decision, and I really respect Buster as a person […]

    Jul 26 · Pro Football Rumors Titans Buster Skrine
  • Rashard Davis Inks Deal With Jets

    The New York Jets reached an agreement with wide receiver/punt returner Rashard Davis on Tuesday, according to his agent. Davis won a National Championship at James Madison, a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles and led the USFL in return yardage for the Tampa Bay Bandits. The 26-year-old has played in only one game in the NFL, back in 2019 with the Tennessee Titans, when he returned two punts for nine yards. He also caught his only target for 16 yards in that same game. Davis will attempt to latch on with the Jets as mostly a special-teamer.

    Jul 26 · Source via Jets Rashard Davis
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick Goes On NFI List

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday that safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (wrist) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list with a wrist injury he suffered while on vacation. Tomlin doesn't anticipate Fitzpatrick's injury being a long-term problem. The 25-year-old should join the team at practice sooner than later, and he'll once again be a top option for fantasy managers in IDP leagues at defensive back. Fitzpatrick finished the 2021 season as the No. 5 fantasy DB after notching a career-high 124 tackles (84 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 16 starts. The four-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro is one of the best all-around safeties in the NFL.

    Jul 26 · Source via Steelers Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Saints Sign Malcolm Brown

    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis announced that the team agreed to terms with free-agent running back Malcolm Brown on Tuesday. With a potential suspension looming for starting RB Alvin Kamara, the Saints are adding some much-needed depth to their backfield heading into the 2022 campaign. Brown played in only seven games for the Miami Dolphins last year before landing on Injured Reserve with a quadriceps injury in October. He finished with 33 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 10 yards. The 29-year-old had his best year in 2020 with the Rams, carrying the ball 101 times for 419 yards and five TDs in 16 games. Veteran Mark Ingram II figures to be the Saints top option if Kamara is suspended, but Brown could force his way into the rotation as well.

    Jul 26 · Source via Saints Malcolm Brown
  • Kenneth Walker III Signs Rookie Deal

    The Seattle Seahawks signed second-round rookie running back Kenneth Walker III to his four-year rookie deal on Tuesday. Walker was one of the top running backs in college football in 2021 and should play a pretty big role alongside the injury-prone Rashaad Penny in Seattle's backfield this year after Chris Carson (neck) announced his retirement from football. Penny and Walker are in line to serve as the team's primary early down options in the backfield, and given Penny's lengthy injury history, Walker will make for an excellent handcuff. The 21-year-old might also have some standalone value as an RB3/flex in deeper leagues, although Seattle's offense could struggle with Drew Lock and Geno Smith their options at QB.

    Jul 26 · Source via Seahawks Kenneth Walker III
  • Sammy Watkins Placed On NFI List

    The Green Bay Packers placed veteran wide receiver Sammy Watkins on the Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday with an undisclosed ailment. It's not a great sign for an aging receiver looking to establish chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his first year with the Cheese Heads. The 29-year-old pass-catcher saw some run with the first-team offense during offseason workouts, but the oft-injured receiver hasn't played in a full season since his rookie year with the Buffalo Bills in 2014. In fact, that was his only fully healthy season in his eight-year career. Watkins caught 27 of 49 targets for 394 yards and one touchdown in 14 games for Baltimore in 2021. There's opportunity in Green Bay's receiver's room in 2022 with Davante Adams now gone, but Watkins is unlikely to be a consistent weekly producer for fantasy managers.

    Jul 26 · Source via Packers Sammy Watkins
  • Sterling Shepard Begins Camp On PUP List

    The New York Giants placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard (Achilles) on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday. Shepard had a lost season in 2021, playing in just three games and tearing his Achilles in Week 15 after battling lower-body injuries for most of the year. The 29-year-old isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, making it likely that he'll be avoided in fantasy drafts that involve 12 teams. Once he's ready for action, he'll be involved in a competition for targets that includes Kenny Golladay, former first-rounder Kadarius Toney and rookie second-rounder Wan'Dale Robinson. Shepard has yet to have a 1,000-yard season in his six seasons with the Giants, and he's quickly becoming an injury liability. He hasn't played in a full season since 2018.

    Jul 26 · Source via Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Jameis Winston To Take Part In Team Drills

    New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen said that quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) will participate in team drills at training camp after he didn't really take part in team drills during organized team activities this spring. Winston has made steady progress since tearing his ACL in Week 7 of 2021, and all signs point to him being ready to go as the Saints starting QB in Week 1. The 28-year-old completed 59% of his 161 pass attempts for 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions in seven starts last year, and this year he'll be getting Michael Thomas (ankle) back while also having new wideouts Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry. Fantasy managers shouldn't be comfortable with Winston as their QB1, but he's certainly quite intriguing as a strong backup in his third new in the Big Easy.

    Jul 26 · Source via Saints Jameis Winston
  • Leonard Fournette Sheds Weight

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette was back down to 245 pounds when he reported to training camp on Tuesday, according to a source. Fournette's weight was a big topic of discussion this offseason when he appeared close to 260 pounds at the team's mandatory minicamp in June. However, the 27-year-old was training hard to shed some weight before training camp, and it looks like he's done just that. Fantasy managers shouldn't have been putting too much stock in his weight this offseason to begin with. Rookie Rachaad White could spell Lenny more often down the stretch, but when healthy, Fournette should remain firmly in the RB1 mix yet again in 2022 with quarterback Tom Brady back for another season.

    Jul 26 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Cardinals Hopeful Maxx Williams Will Return Soon

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he remains hopeful that tight end Maxx Williams (knee) will be able to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list before the end of training camp. Williams tore his ACL in Week 5 last year. "He's worked his tail off," Kingsbury said. "There have been a couple guys throughout the league, it takes a year-and-a-half, two years to come back. I'd say he's ahead of schedule. Not saying he'll be ready to go or how that looks, but from where it started to where it is now I couldn't be more impressed." The 28-year-old has 39 receptions (46 targets) for 497 yards and three touchdowns in three years with Arizona, so he's unlikely to become a fantasy asset in 2022, even if Zach Ertz misses time with injury.

    Jul 26 · Source via Cardinals Maxx Williams
  • Marquise Brown Not Ready To Practice At Camp

    The Arizona Cardinals placed wide receiver Marquise Brown (hamstring) on the Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday. He'll be eligible to come off the list whenever he's ready to practice. It's bad news for a player that has yet to play with the team after being acquired in a draft-day trade with the Baltimore Ravens. The 25-year-old will be looking to cement himself as one of quarterback Kyler Murray's top targets to begin the season, with DeAndre Hopkins suspended for the first six games. Brown should be the team's top wideout to open the year, but Arizona also has receivers A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and Antoine Wesley and tight end Zach Ertz to catch passes. Brown had his first 1,000-yard season in 2021 and has scored 21 times in his first three NFL seasons. He's in the WR2 picture but will lose fantasy value once Hopkins returns to the fold.

    Jul 26 · Source via Cardinals Marquise Brown
  • Michael Thomas Not Expected To Stay On PUP List Long

    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said that he doesn't expect wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) to stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list for long at training camp. Thomas wasn't able to avoid the PUP to kick off camp, but it sounds like the Saints expect him at practice sooner than later. The 29-year-old missed all of 2021, but barring a setback this summer, it seems has a good chance of being ready by Week 1 of the regular season. He led the NFL in receptions in 2018 and 2019 and had a league-high 1,725 receiving yards in 2019, but that was also back when Drew Brees was still around. Thomas is coming off a major injury and will have to re-establish himself in a receiver room that now includes first-round rookie Chris Olave and veteran slot man Jarvis Landry. He should be considered a risk/reward WR3 in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 26 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Chiefs Put Clyde Edwards-Helaire On PUP List

    The Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (undisclosed) on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday. However, The Athletic's Nate Taylor is reporting that Edwards-Helaire's situation is nothing major, and he could be taken off the list in the next few days. Still, it's not good for CEH, who has been a bust so far in the NFL since the Chiefs took him in the first round in 2020. The 23-year-old played in only 10 games in 2021 due to injuries and finished with 517 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 119 carries, adding 19 receptions for 129 yards and two TDs. There's a scenario where newcomer Ronald Jones usurps Edwards-Helaire for the starting job in KC in 2022, especially if Jones looks good in training camp. Although CEH could be practicing soon, his stock his falling and he should be considered more of a high-end RB3/flex option in fantasy drafts right now.

    Jul 26 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Lavonte David Avoids PUP List

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (foot) has been cleared to begin training camp and is ready to participate in workouts, beginning on Wednesday. Even though David didn't need to be played on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team will be careful with him this summer. The 32-year-old missed five games during the regular season in 2021 due to foot and ankle injuries, but he still managed 97 tackles (63 solo), five tackles for loss, four QB hits, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 12 games for Tampa. He has a great chance to be ready for the Week 1 season opener, and David should be in the mix in IDP fantasy leagues if he's healthy this year. David has had 100-plus combined tackles in eight of his 10 NFL seasons.

    Jul 26 · Source via Buccaneers Lavonte David
  • Chris Godwin Cleared To Begin Training Camp

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee) has been cleared to begin training camp despite having knee surgery Jan. 3 for a torn ACL. The Buccaneers obviously won't push Godwin in training camp, but this is big news for the 26-year-old wideout this summer. The fact that he won't begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list is a good sign that he could be ready for Week 1, although that's still up in the air. The Bucs also signed seven-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones on Tuesday, giving the team a little more insurance in case Godwin isn't ready to go for the season opener. Godwin had a career-high 98 receptions for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games before his injury in 2021, and although he's riskier in 2022 because of his injury, he could be an excellent value pick as a WR3 if he's healthy and ready to go by Week 1.

    Jul 26 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Julio Jones Signs One-Year Deal With Buccaneers

    Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones signed an undisclosed one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, according to a source. Quarterback Tom Brady gets another new weapon before the 2022 season. Jones, who has missed 14 games the last two seasons due to various injuries, will give Tampa a bit more receiver depth in case Chris Godwin (knee) isn't ready to go by Week 1. The 33-year-old veteran looked close to the end in 2021 with the Tennessee Titans, averaging 43.4 yards per game to finish with 31 catches, 434 yards and one touchdown in 10 games played. If healthy, Jones could be a reliable pass-catching option for Brady, but with Mike Evans, Godwin and Russell Gage in the mix, it might be a stretch to think that Jones will suddenly be an every-week fantasy starter again in 2022.

    Jul 26 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Cole Beasley Waiting For Right Opportunity

    Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley remains unsigned, but it's not for a lack of interest. Beasley is remaining patient on the open market as he waits for the right opportunity and offer. The 33-year-old veteran slot man was second on the Bills in catches (82) and receiving yards (693) in 2021 and added one touchdown. He caught 231 passes for 2,438 yards and 11 touchdowns in his three seasons with Buffalo, so he'll surely land with an organization at some point before the 2022 campaign. It wouldn't be a surprise for the New York Giants to be interested, given that Beasley worked with new head coach Brian Daboll in Buffalo. The Giants could also use more receiver depth after being decimated by injuries at the position in 2021.

    Jul 26 · Source via Cole Beasley
  • Deebo Samuel Reports To Training Camp

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel reported to training camp on Tuesday. "We've had productive and substantive talks. Don't want to get people excited that we're imminent because we're not there yet. Deebo's here today and we're excited to move forward with him on this team. We're focused on getting something done," general manager John Lynch said. It wouldn't be a surprise if Samuel doesn't practice this summer until he has a new contract extension, but the mere fact that he's in attendance is a good sign. The 49ers are unlikely to use him in the backfield like they did in 2021, but Samuel is still a no-brainer top-10 fantasy wideout after he finished as the WR2 last season.

    Jul 26 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Mohamed Sanu Signs With Dolphins

    Veteran free-agent wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is signing with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Sanu joins a crowded receiver depth chart in Miami that includes Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Trent Sherfield, among others. The 32-year-old caught 15 of his 24 targets for 177 yards and no touchdowns in eight games for the San Francisco 49ers last year. Sanu's best season came back in 2018 with the Atlanta Falcons, when he caught 66 passes for 838 yards and four touchdowns in 16 starts. He'll function as receiver insurance in Miami and won't be on the fantasy radar unless several injuries at the position open up playing time for him.

    Jul 26 · Source via Dolphins Mohamed Sanu
  • Gus Edwards Considered Questionable For Week 1

    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (knee), who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp, is considered questionable for Week 1 against the New York Jets. Fellow running back J.K. Dobbins (knee), whose ACL tear was accompanied by further damage, is also on the PUP, so the big storyline this summer will be whether veteran Mike Davis will have to open the season as the team's lead back. When the Ravens entire backfield is healthy, Edwards figures to be the No. 2 behind Dobbins as a power runner between the tackles. The 27-year-old has had over 700 rushing yards in each of his three NFL seasons, but his lack of pass-catching chops limits his fantasy upside.

    Jul 26 · Source via Ravens Gus Edwards
  • 49ers Have Moved On From Jimmy Garoppolo

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he, general manager John Lynch and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) spoke on Tuesday morning, and everyone is on the same page: "We have moved on to Trey Lance." The Niners had been leaning this way since last season ended, but things have been complicated by the fact that Garoppolo remains on the roster after having offseason shoulder surgery on his right arm. The 30-year-old is expected to return to the field by mid-August, but there's a good chance he'll be with another organization by then. The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans are the most likely landing spots for Jimmy G, but it remains to be seen if he'll be healthy enough to start somewhere else by Week 1 of the regular season.

    Jul 26 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Chris Carson Retires

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (neck) is retiring from football due to a serious neck injury that he suffered last year, according to sources. The Seahawks will officially release him with a failed-physical designation. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it allows Carson to receive several million in injury protection benefits. Carson only played in five seasons with Seattle, but he had back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2018 and 2019 and was in the RB1 conversation when healthy. The 27-year-old will finish his career in the NFL with 3,502 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns on 769 carries, while adding 107 receptions for 804 yards and another seven TDs. Rashaad Penny, if healthy, will lead Seattle's backfield in 2022, with rookie Kenneth Walker III serving in a change-of-pace role.

    Jul 26 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Irv Smith Jr. Expected To Be Full-Go

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (knee) is expected to be full-go for the start of training camp, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell. "We're expecting him to be full [speed] to start," O'Connell said on Tuesday. Smith missed all of last season due to his knee injury but is expected to be the team's starting tight end in 2022 with Tyler Conklin now in New York with the Jets. The 23-year-old had meniscus surgery last September, but he was taking first-team repetitions at minicamp last month. In an offense that should pass plenty under first-year head coach O'Connell, Smith could have a nice bounce-back season in Minnesota's offense, making him a solid upside target as a TE2 this year.

    Jul 26 · Source via Vikings Irv Smith Jr.
  • Treylon Burks Does Well On Conditioning Test

    Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson said that rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks did a nice job in his conditioning test at training camp and has been running around the last couple of days. The Titans are excited about Burks' trajectory after the first-round pick dealt with asthma and conditioning issues during offseason workouts. With A.J. Brown now in Philadelphia, the Titans are counting on Robert Woods (knee), who is coming off a torn ACL last year, and Burks to lead their receiver corps in a run-first offense led by running back Derrick Henry. The 22-year-old has been compared to Brown coming out of college and he'll see plenty of targets if he can stay on the field, but fantasy managers in single-year leagues shouldn't overspend on the talented pass-catcher.

    Jul 26 · Source via Titans Treylon Burks
  • Robert Woods Won't Be Limited

    Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that wide receiver Robert Woods (knee) will be doing 90 percent of the work early in training camp. It's great news for Woods, who was limited to just two games with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021 after tearing his ACL. He was dealt to the Titans for a sixth-rounder in the offseason, and he's expected to serve as the team's No. 1 receiver in 2022 with A.J. Brown now in Philadelphia. As long as the 30-year-old veteran doesn't have a setback this summer or in the preseason, he should be ready for Week 1. Woods had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Rams in 2018 and 2019, but Tennessee's passing attack won't quite be as prolific, and he'll likely garner plenty of attention from opposing defenses. Fantasy managers should target Woods as more of a WR4/flex for depth coming off a serious knee injury.

    Jul 26 · Source via Titans Robert Woods
  • Steelers Sign RB Jeremy McNichols

    The Steelers have added some depth to their offensive backfield. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed Jeremy McNichols.  The former fifth-rounder bounced around quite a bit early in his career. By far the largest workload he has received to date has come during his two years with the Titans, though. Between 2020 and […]

    Jul 26 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Jeremy McNichols
  • Derrick Henry Unlikely To Play In The Preseason

    Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said he "wouldn't anticipate seeing him in any preseason games," when referring to whether the team will change their approach with running back Derrick Henry this summer. Henry played in just eight games in 2021 due to a foot injury, so the Titans will take it easy on the team's bell-cow running back this fall before the regular season kicks off. Prior to his injury in 2021, Henry led the NFL in rushing in both 2019 and 2020 and had 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in just eight games before his injury last year. The 28-year-old's workload might be catching up to him, but the Titans figure to continue riding him in a run-first offense in 2022 as long as he's healthy, making him an easy top-five fantasy running back.

    Jul 26 · Source via Titans Derrick Henry
  • Joe Burrow Having Surgery On Appendix

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (appendix) is undergoing surgery to remove his appendix, according to a source. He will miss some practice time at training camp as a result. Better now than during the regular season. The 25-year-old former first overall pick bounced back in a big way from a serious knee injury in his rookie year by completing a league-high 70.4% of his 520 passing attempts in 2021 for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 16 regular season games before leading the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance. Burrow also led the league in yards gained per attempt (8.9), adjusted yards gained per pass attempt (9.0), but he was also sacked a league-high 51 times. With a better offensive line in front of him, Burrow should be a safe QB1 selection once the elite names come off the board.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Christian McCaffrey To Have Normal Training Camp

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that he doesn't expect many changes with running back Christian McCaffrey's (ankle) preseason preparation. McCaffrey isn't expected to play at all in the preseason after playing in just 10 total games over the last two seasons due to injuries. But in his last healthy season in 2019, CMC went off for 1,387 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns while adding 116 catches for 1,005 yards and four more TDs in 16 games. Although he isn't in play for the first overall fantasy selection anymore, he should still be considered a top-five fantasy back for his upside alone, even in a Panthers offense with questions at quarterback. The good news is that the 26-year-old didn't need offseason surgery on his injured ankle.

    Jul 26 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Jamison Crowder Dealing With Soreness

    Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Jake Kumerow will miss practice on Tuesday with "soreness" and "tightness" and will be listed as day-to-day at training camp. It's not what you want to see from a veteran wideout early in training camp, but it's also probably nothing to worry about yet. The veteran slot man is coming off an underwhelming season in 2021 with the New York Jets, catching 51 passes for 447 yards and only two touchdowns in 12 games. However, if healthy, Crowder is the favorite to win slot duties in Buffalo over Isaiah McKenzie. The 29-year-old might not have as much after-the-catch ability as McKenzie, but he could be a reliable third-down weapon for quarterback Josh Allen, much like Cole Beasley was.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bills Jamison Crowder
  • Riley Reiff Agrees With Bears

    Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Riley Reiff agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $12.5 million with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, according to a source. Reiff is likely to earn at least $10 million. The 33-year-old veteran played in 12 games for the Bengals in 2021 but suffered an ankle injury in Week 14 and wasn't available for the team's run to the Super Bowl. When healthy, he'll give the Bears some offensive line depth for the 2022 season. Reiff was originally a first-round pick in 2012 by the Detroit Lions out of the University of Iowa. He spent his first five years in the NFL in Detroit before heading to the Minnesota Vikings from 2017-20.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bears
  • Roquan Smith, Robert Quinn Report To Training Camp

    Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith and pass-rusher Robert Quinn both reported to training camp on Tuesday, according to a source. Smith, however, isn't scheduled to take part in workouts because of his contract situation. Quinn, who had 18.5 sacks in 2021, skipped June's mandatory minicamp and is due $12.9 million this season. There was speculation that the Bears might trade Quinn after he was a no-show at minicamp last month, but the fact that he isn't holding out of training camp is a good sign that he'll stick with Chicago in 2022. The 32-year-old former first-rounder is coming off his third Pro Bowl selection, but he also had just two sacks in 15 games in his first year in Chicago in 2020.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bears Robert Quinn Roquan Smith
  • No Timeline For Darius Leonard

    Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard (back) isn't putting a timetable on his return after he had surgery in June to fix two discs in his back that were causing pain all the way down his leg. The good news is that Leonard is feeling relief already, but he could miss most of training camp and the preseason. It remains to be seen if the 26-year-old will be ready for the start of the regular season, too, which will make him much more risky as a high-end fantasy linebacker in IDP leagues. Leonard is a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro with at least 121 combined tackles in each of his four NFL seasons. He had 122 tackles (75 solo), four tackles for loss, three QB hits, four interceptions, eight passes defensed, a league-high eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 16 games in 2021.

    Jul 26 · Source via Colts Shaquille Leonard
  • Colts Still Talking With T.Y. Hilton But Not Julio Jones

    Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said that the team has continued to have dialogue with free-agent wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, but they have not had any discussions with Julio Jones. The Colts aren't desperate to add to their receiver room, and they have plenty of familiarity with Hilton after he played for them for the last 10 seasons. The four-time Pro Bowler has really fallen off the last several seasons, though, and he had career-lows across the board in 2021 with 23 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns in just 10 games due to injuries. Even if the 32-year-old veteran re-signs with the Colts, he'll struggle to general meaningful targets alongside Michael Pittman Jr., Parris Campbell and rookie Alec Pierce.

    Jul 26 · Source via Colts Julio Jones T.Y. Hilton
  • Sean McDermott Has Total Confidence In Gabriel Davis

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis has earned "total confidence" from his head coach Sean McDermott as the team opened up training camp on Monday. "From Day 1, he's made plays. He worked, he worked, he worked. When he was given his shot he made the most of it." Davis figures to slot in as the Bills' second option in the passing game now that Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley are no longer on the team, but McDermott mentioned that the 23-year-old still has to "earn it." After Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs, Davis would be the third-most valuable piece in this high-powered Buffalo passing attack should he officially earn that No. 2 role. Still, he figures to be best valued as a WR3 for fantasy managers, but there is obviously a ton of upside in drafting the potential breakout candidate.

    Jul 26 · Source via Bills Gabriel Davis
  • Giants Sign Nick Williams

    The New York Giants have signed defensive lineman Nick Williamson the day that they report for the start of training camp. The veteran was most recently with the Detroit Lions and started in 17 games for the team during the 2021 season. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Williams recorded 27 tackles (14 solo) with 0.5 sacks and two quarterback hits last season. To make room for the 32-year-old, the Giants released Jabari Ellis, who they signed as an undrafted free agent back in May.

    Jul 26 · Source via Giants Nick Williams
  • Patriots See "Dramatic" Improvement From Mac Jones

    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has seen "dramatic" improvements heading into his sophomore season, according to head coach Bill Belichick. Jones has focused on his diet and body, as his "offseason work has been significant," said Belichick. The former Alabama collegiate star will be supported by a pass-catching group that consists of wide receivers DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, and Kendrick Bourne, as well as tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith. Jones doesn't have the rushing upside of some of the other second-year quarterbacks, but he still figures to find himself as a solid QB2 option for fantasy managers with a chance at QB1 production. The 23-year-old is worth a pick near the end of fantasy drafts in conventional formats.

    Jul 26 · Source via Patriots Mac Jones
  • Latest On Bears LB Roquan Smith

    Many of the biggest names around the NFL have reported to their team’s training camps already, or are expected to when practices begin later this week. The situation is significantly different in Chicago as it pertains to linebacker Roquan Smith.  NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Smith will not participate in the Bears’ camp tomorrow, […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Roquan Smith
  • Wayne Gallman Not Expected To Join Ravens

    Free-agent running back Wayne Gallman had a workout with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. The organization also had Corey Clement workout for the team. They eventually decided to sign Clement to a deal. He's expected to serve as depth in the crowded Ravens backfield. The fact that the Ravens signed Clement means that they will likely won't pursue Gallman. The 27-year-old had a limited role in the Atlanta Falcons backfield last season. Before that, Gallman saw success with the New York Giants during the 2020 campaign. Possibly, Gallman gets a chance with another organization before the season begins. Regardless, it's unlikely that Gallman or Clement will make an impact in fantasy football.

    Jul 25 · Source via Ravens Wayne Gallman
  • Jessie Bates III Won't Report To Training Camp

    Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III won't report to training camp on Tuesday. The franchise safety will holdout until he gets a new contract. However, the deadline for a long-term extension has already passed. The 25-year-old already said that he won't play on a franchise tag. At this point, Bates getting traded seems like the best resolution considering the circumstances. There is still time for Bates to change his mind or the two sides to resolve their differences. Although, it seems unlikely that Bates is going to suit up for the Bengals anytime soon.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bengals Jessie Bates
  • Bengals Focus Is To Extend Joe Burrow

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is one of the brightest young stars in the game right now. That being said, the organization mentioned that extending Burrow is the main focus of the team. The 25-year-old will be eligible for a contract extension at the end of the season. He'll certainly get a hefty contract with the way he has been playing since returning from his torn ACL. It wouldn't be shocking to see Burrow get a deal in the range of $200 million. Regardless, it sounds like the organization is committed to bringing back Burrow as their long term future quarterback.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Danny Amendola Calls It A Career

    Despite multiple teams calling this offseason, two-time Super Bowl champion wide receiver Danny Amendola has decided to retire from professional football. "It was better than I could have ever imagined," Amendola said about his career. Amendola spent the 2021 season with the Houston Texans, catching 24 of 38 targets for 248 yards and three touchdowns in eight games (zero starts). The 36-year-old had his best season in his second year in the NFL with the Rams, going for 689 yards and three touchdowns on 85 receptions. In his five-year stint with the New England Patriots from 2013-17, Amendola had 230 catches (327 targets) for 2,383 yards and 12 touchdowns in 69 regular season games.

    Jul 25 · Source via Danny Amendola
  • Brian Gutekunst, Matt LaFleur Receive Extensions

    The Green Bay Packers gave both general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur undisclosed contract extensions this offseason that will keep them within the organization for years to come, according to a league source. Executive vice president and director of football operations Russ Ball also received an extension. With LaFleur at the controls, the Packers have advanced to the NFC Championship twice. It was kind of a no-brainer to extend all three parties, but it's certainly Super Bowl or bust for the organization as long as quarterback Aaron Rodgers is around. That will be even tougher to accomplish in 2022 with All-Pro receiver Davante Adams gone.

    Jul 25 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Denzelle Good To Retire

    The Las Vegas Raiders placed veteran offensive guard/tackle Denzelle Good on the Reserve/Retired list on Monday. He started 43 games in seven NFL seasons after being taken in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts out of Mars Hill College. Good started a career-high 14 games for the Raiders in 2020 before he suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his knee in the season opener last year. It's bad news for the Raiders offensive line with training camp starting last week, as the 31-year-old offensive lineman was expected to open the year in a starting role at guard.

    Jul 25 · Source via Raiders
  • Giants Work Out Eric Ebron

    The New York Giants worked out a group that included free-agent tight end Eric Ebron on Monday. The Giants lost both Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph this offseason, and promising rookie Daniel Bellinger (quadriceps) has begun training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, so New York could certainly use another body in the tight end room this summer. If the season were to start on Monday, veteran Ricky Seals-Jones would be the team's No. 1 option at the position, followed by Jordan Akins and Chris Myarick. Ebron, 29, played in only eight games in his second year with the Pittsburgh Steelers due to injury and finished with 12 catches on 18 targets for 84 yards and one touchdown.

    Jul 25 · Source via Giants Eric Ebron
  • Ravens Sign Corey Clement

    With Baltimore Ravens running backs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee) opening training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team signed free-agent running back Corey Clement to an undisclosed deal, according to a source. Before signing Clement, the Ravens also worked out veteran Wayne Gallman on Monday. Clement will provide another body for the running back room in camp behind Mike Davis, rookie Tyler Badie, Justice Hill and Nate McCrary. The 27-year-old spent the 2021 season with the Dallas Cowboys, carrying the ball 33 times for 140 yards and catching six of seven targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in 17 games (zero starts). It would be a big surprise if Clement ends up with a big role in Baltimore in 2022.

    Jul 25 · Source via Ravens Corey Clement
  • Roquan Smith Set For Holdout

    Chicago Bears All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith will not be participating in training camp when veterans are scheduled to report on Tuesday, according to sources. Smith has yet to receive a long-term extension offer that he would remotely consider, so he will wait. The 25-year-old has been a tackling machine the last two years, combining for 193 solo tackles, seven sacks, 30 tackles for loss, 10 QB hits, three interceptions (one for a touchdown), 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 33 games. The Bears should be able to get something worked out with one of the best linebackers in the game. Assuming Smith is ready for Week 1, he should be a top linebacker target in IDP leagues with 100-plus tackles in all four of his NFL seasons.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bears Roquan Smith
  • Steelers Release Trey Edmunds

    The Pittsburgh Steelers released running back/fullback Trey Edmunds on Monday, according to a source. In his four seasons with Pittsburgh, Edmunds only had 22 carries for 92 yards and caught six of seven targets for 48 yards in 21 games, so he obviously wasn't a big part of their offense at all. He only played seven offensive snaps in the last two seasons. Second-year back Najee Harris will obviously lead this backfield yet again in 2022, with Benny Snell Jr. his primary backup. Behind him, Anthony McFarland Jr. will compete with rookies Mateo Durant and Jaylen Warren for No. 3 duties.

    Jul 25 · Source via Steelers Trey Edmunds
  • Orlando Brown Won't Report To Training Camp

    Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown will not report to training camp on Monday, which was the expected outcome after he couldn't come to a contract extension with the team this summer. Brown isn't expected to be at training camp with the Chiefs in St. Joseph, MO, anytime soon. He hasn't signed his franchise tag yet, so he won't be subject to fines for missing training camp practices. The Chiefs offered the 26-year-old a deal that would've been more than San Francisco 49ers' star left tackle Trent Williams' six-year, $138 million deal, but Brown turned it down due to security and structuring issues. After being acquired from the Baltimore Ravens, Brown stepped in immediately last year and was a rock on quarterback Patrick Mahomes' blind side.

    Jul 25 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Justyn Ross To Miss His Rookie Season

    The Kansas City Chiefs placed undrafted rookie wide receiver Justyn Ross (foot) on Injured Reserve on Monday, and he will miss the entire season after recently undergoing foot surgery. It's a tough break for the 22-year-old, who could still develop into a starting NFL receiver down the road. With Tyreek Hill now in Miami, the Chiefs will open the season with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and rookie Skyy Moore as their top four pass-catchers. No one wideout can single-handedly replace Hill in the receiving game, which is why KC plans to spread the ball around like never before with quarterback Patrick Mahomes under center in 2022.

    Jul 25 · Source via Chiefs Justyn Ross
  • Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert Cleared To Practice

    The Dolphins have made a number of changes to their running game this offseason, including the addition of Raheem Mostert. The veteran’s health has been the cause of some speculation leading up to his debut season in Miami, but he provided an encouraging update on the subject today.  Mostert tweeted that he has been medically cleared […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Chase Edmonds Sony Michel Raheem Mostert
  • Bills S Jordan Poyer Reports To Training Camp

    Expectations are justifiably high for the Bills heading into this season, but for months the contract status of one of their top defenders has remained a key talking point. Amidst his stated desire for a new contract, safety Jordan Poyer reported to training camp yesterday, as noted by NFL Network’s Mike Giardi (on Twitter).  That news alone […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Bills Micah Hyde Jordan Poyer
  • Mike Edwards Expected To Start In 2022

    With safety Jordan Whitehead now on the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards is expected to get the first crack at replacing him as a starter opposite Antoine Winfield this year. Logan Ryan and newcomer Keanu Neal will give head coach Todd Bowles the opportunity to show multiple looks in the secondary, including a dangerous dime package using Neal and other wrinkles in third-down situations. If a fifth safety were to make the final roster, it would be between second-year pro Troy Warner and undrafted rookie Nolan Turner. Edwards has proven to be a ball hawk in his three seasons with Tampa, recording five interceptions (two touchdowns) in 45 games played (11 starts), but he'll have to hold off Ryan by playing well early on.

    Jul 25 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Edwards Keanu Neal Logan Ryan
  • Darius Leonard Placed On PUP List

    The Indianapolis Colts placed All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard (back) on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Sunday, according to the team. Leonard had back surgery on June 7, but at the time of his surgery the Colts expected him to be ready for the start of the regular season on Sept. 11 against the Houston Texans. The three-time Pro Bowler, who led the NFL with eight forced fumbles in 2021, signed a five-year, $99 million contract extension last August. Defensive end Tyquan Lewis, safety Rodney McLeod and wide receiver Michael Strachan were also placed on the PUP list Sunday. The 26-year-old Leonard is one of the best fantasy linebackers when he's healthy, but there's a very real chance he won't be ready to go by Week 1 this year.

    Jul 25 · Source via Colts Shaquille Leonard Tyquan Lewis Rodney McLeod
  • Joshua Palmer Expected To Become No. 3 Receiver

    The Athletic's Daniel Popper expects Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Joshua Palmer to distance himself as the clear No. 3 receiver during training camp, behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The Chargers didn't make any significant additions to the receiver room in the offseason, and their belief in Palmer could be a big reason why. The former third-rounder has solid hands and displays sharp route-running abilities, and he also has outstanding work ethic. The 23-year-old had a solid rookie season in 2021 with 33 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns, and Popper sees him making a sizable jump in Year 2. He impressed during offseason workouts and his stock is on the rise as a breakout candidate in the late rounds of drafts.

    Jul 25 · Source via Chargers Josh Palmer
  • Julian Blackmon Ready For Training Camp

    The Indianapolis Colts didn't place an injury designation on safety Julian Blackmon (Achilles) to begin training camp, which is an excellent sign after coming off a torn Achilles last year. Blackmon played in only six games for the Colts last year due to his injury and finished with 34 tackles (27 solo) and a forced fumble, but he'll be ready to get going for the start of camp this summer. The 23-year-old is expected to open the season in a rotational role in the Colts secondary, but he could earn a bigger role eventually if he remains healthy, depending on how third-round rookie Nick Cross performs in his first season.

    Jul 25 · Source via Colts Julian Blackmon Nick Cross
  • Danny Shelton Visiting With Panthers

    Free-agent defensive tackle Danny Shelton is visiting with the Carolina Panthers on Monday, according to a source. Shelton could serve as defensive line depth before training camp kicks off this week. The 28-year-old spent last season with the New York Giants, recording 31 tackles (12 solo) and half a sack in 13 games (zero starts). He was originally the 12th overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2015 out of Auburn. Shelton has spent time with the Browns, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and Giants in his seven years in the league and has totaled 278 tackles (138 solo), six sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 19 QB hits and a forced fumble in 100 games (72 starts).

    Jul 25 · Source via Panthers Danny Shelton
  • Shaq Thompson Has Knee Cleanup, Will Start On PUP

    Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said that linebacker Shaq Thompson (knee) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after having a knee cleanup. Thompson will be out a couple weeks, according to Rhule. Thompson has three straight seasons of 100-plus tackles despite missing three games in 2021 with a foot injury. Last year, he had 104 tackles (65 solo), two sacks, nine tackles for loss, six QB hits, two interceptions and five passes defensed in 14 games. He might be a little slow out of the gates in 2022 if he's not at 100 percent, but Thompson should still be on the IDP radar after finishing as the No. 29 fantasy linebacker last season.

    Jul 25 · Source via Panthers Shaq Thompson
  • Brandon Graham Wants To Play Beyond 2022

    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham said that the 2022 campaign will not be his last season and that he wants to play beyond this year. Graham tore his Achilles in 2021 in Week 2 and missed the rest of the year, but he's back to 100 percent health and is ready for the 2022 season. The 34-year-old veteran pass-rusher made his first Pro Bowl in 2020 by notching 46 tackles (35 solo), eight sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 16 QB hits, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 16 starts. His healthy return to Philly's defensive line will be a big boost this year.

    Jul 25 · Source via Eagles Brandon Graham
  • Vikings Sign Shaun Beyer

    The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent tight end Shaun Beyer to an undisclosed deal on Monday, according to a source. Beyer was waived by the Denver Broncos in May after spending most of his rookie season in 2021 on the team's practice squad. The 24-year-old hasn't been on an NFL active roster and has yet to play in a game, so he'll be hoping to stick around in Minnesota as tight end depth behind Irv Smith Jr., Ben Ellefson and Johnny Mundt. Beyer will be competing for a roster spot with Zach Davidson and rookie Nick Muse, but if he sticks with the Vikings, it will most likely be on their practice squad. He went undrafted last year out of the University of Iowa.

    Jul 25 · Source via Vikings Zach Davidson Nick Muse
  • Tre'Davious White Starts Camp On PUP List

    Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White (knee), offensive guard Ike Boettger (Achilles) and defensive tackle Eli Ankou (calf) have started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and were unable to practice on Sunday, according to head coach Sean McDermott. White remains on schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL that he suffered last Thanksgiving. The 27-year-old hasn't taken part in any offseason practices, but there remains hope that he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The two-time Pro Bowler played in only 11 games in 2021, recording 41 tackles (27 solo), half a sack, one interception, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bills Eli Ankou Tre'Davious White
  • Panthers Agree With Third-Rounder Matt Corral

    The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with third-round quarterback Matt Corral on his four-year rookie contract on Monday, according to a source. The former Ole Miss quarterback was one of the few remaining unsigned picks league-wide, but he'll be ready to report to training camp on Monday afternoon now. After the Panthers traded for Baker Mayfield, Corral will enter camp as the No. 3 signal-caller behind Mayfield and Sam Darnold, and there's a good chance he'll sit on the sidelines and learn his entire rookie season in 2022. As such, the 23-year-old will only be an option in dynasty/keeper drafts this fall.

    Jul 25 · Source via Panthers Matt Corral
  • Raheem Mostert Medically Cleared

    Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert (knee) announced on his Twitter account on Monday that he has received medical clearance to take part in training camp. It remains to be seen if Mostert will be 100 percent healthy by the time Week 1 rolls around, but it's a great sign that he'll be ready for the start of camp on Tuesday. Chase Edmonds figures to be the team's primary back in what is a crowded backfield, so Mostert will mostly be competing for a role alongside Sony Michel this summer. The Dolphins also have Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed for additional depth. Mostert is familiar with head coach Mike McDaniel from their time in San Francisco, but the 30-year-old has had a tough time staying healthy, playing in just nine games the last two years due to injuries.

    Jul 25 · Source via Dolphins Raheem Mostert
  • Bears To Sign OL Michael Schofield

    The Bears have brought in an experienced offensive lineman ahead of training camp opening up. ESPN’s FIeld Yates reports (via Twitter) that Chicago is signing Michael Schofield. The move comes one day after he worked out with the team.  The 31-year-old was a third-round pick of the Broncos in 2014. He was a full-time starter at right […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Justin Fields
  • Kyle Rudolph To Inherit Most Of Rob Gronkowski's Workload

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kyle Rudolph figures to inherit the bulk of Rob Gronkowski's workload this year. Rudolph played 48 percent of the offensive snaps for the New York Giants last year and is smart, durable and versatile; he's the perfect Y or in-line tight end who can run block and catch passes. The Bucs also seem prepared to give Cameron Brate a larger role to help make up for the loss of Gronk's 55 catches, 802 yards and six touchdowns in 2021. Rudolph only caught 26 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' bad offense a year ago, and in the end, he might just be keeping the seat warm for one of the team's rookie tight ends. Both Rudolph and Brate might have better seasons in 2022 for Tampa, but the two of them figure to lower each other's ceiling, making them inconsistent touchdown-dependent tight end streamers.

    Jul 25 · Source via Buccaneers Kyle Rudolph Rob Gronkowski
  • Rams To Manage Matthew Stafford's Reps At Camp

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (elbow) required an anti-inflammatory shot at one point in the offseason, but he has resumed throwing now that training camp has gotten underway. Head coach Sean McVay said that there's a "pitch count" for Stafford, but that "it didn't restrict him from being able to do anything (on Sunday" for the start of camp. Stafford's elbow has been a problem recently, but there's no reason to think it will be a lingering problem heading into the 2022 season. The 34-year-old veteran has made a career out of playing through and managing issues, so he should be just fine, but obviously the Rams and fantasy managers would prefer to avoid any elbow issues. It's just something to monitor for now, but it shouldn't detract anyone from taking him as a low-end QB1 in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 25 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Ravens Restructure CB Marlon Humphrey's Contract

    The Ravens entered today with the least cap space in the league, so a move to generate some financial wiggle room was likely necessary at some point. To that end, the team has re-worked cornerback Marlon Humphrey‘s deal, reports ESPN’s Field Yates (Twitter link).  The Ravens are converting $8.965MM – almost the entirety of Humphrey’s scheduled $10MM […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Marlon Humphrey
  • Bills Sign Jordan Simmons To One-Year Contract

    The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive guard Jordan Simmons to a one-year contract. This comes after head coach Sean McDermott announced that offensive guard Rodger Saffold was added to the non-football injury list to open up training camp. The 6-foot-4, 339-pound Simmons played in five games with the Las Vegas Raiders during the 2021 season, while playing in 20 games with the Seattle Seahawks from 2018 to 2020.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bills
  • Isaiah McKenzie Getting First-Team Reps

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie opened Bills training camp by getting "virtually all the first-team reps" as the team's slot receiver, according to Greg Tompsett. McKenzie will be battling with Jamison Crowder for slot duties, but it seems like a good sign the 27-year-old is getting the first crack in training camp. McKenzie saw just 26 targets during the 2021 season, which turned into 20 receptions for 178 yards and one touchdown while adding nine carries for 47 yards and a score. Even if he does earn the role of starting slot wide receiver heading into Week 1, the speedster will be competing with Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Dawson Knox for targets. Still, Crowder has shown he can be a capable slot receiver so he shouldn't be ignored just yet. As of now, McKenzie is a late-round dart throw in fantasy drafts.

    Jul 25 · Source via Bills Isaiah McKenzie
  • James Robinson Not On PUP List To Start Training Camp

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (Achilles) will not start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after suffering a torn Achilles in Week 16 of the 2021 season. Head coach Doug Pederson says that Robinson is "hopeful" for a mid-August return, which would be just seven months after he suffered the injury. If the 23-year-old is able to suit up in Week 1, it'll make the Jacksonville backfield a two-headed monster along with Travis Etienne Jr. It is unclear how much of a workload Robinson will be able to handle out of the gate, but Pederson views the third-year stud as a three-down back. Still, Etienne should not be ignored even if Robinson is healthy when Week 1 rolls around. The presence of one another likely puts a cap on each of their upsides, but Etienne could be the more appealing option in PPR formats because of his pass-catching ability and rapport with quarterback Trevor Lawrence going back to their time at Clemson.

    Jul 25 · Source via Jaguars James Robinson
  • Chiefs Frustrated With LT Orlando Brown Jr.

    The Chiefs and left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. were unable to agree to an extension prior to the July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign multi-year deals. That development has reportedly led to Kansas City becoming frustrated with its 2021 trade acquisition. “There was frustration and there was disappointment,” Jeffri Chadiha of the NFL Network […]

    Jul 24 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs
  • Bengals Not Expected To Trade Jessie Bates III

    Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III isn't likely to be traded, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The 25-year-old reportedly won't play on a franchise tag this season after both sides couldn't reach an agreement ahead of the July 15 deadline. As a result, Bates isn't expected at camp, although Cincy is undoubtedly hoping he'll change his mind and be on the field for the 2022-23 campaign. Fantasy managers are also, especially since the Bengals won't be as potent on the defensive end without him.

    Jul 24 · Source via Bengals Jessie Bates
  • Ed Ingram Inks Rookie Deal With Minnesota

    Minnesota Vikings guard Ed Ingram signed his rookie deal on Sunday, putting pen to paper on a four-year contract. The former Tiger started 35 games during his time at LSU, lining up at left guard throughout his final two years at the collegiate level. Ingram should start right away in Minnesota, adding to an already talented offensive line while making life easier for Kirk Cousins and company in 2022-23.

    Jul 24 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Michael Schofield Works Out With Bears

    Free-agent guard Michael Schofield worked out with the Bears. The veteran started 12 of his 15 games with the Chargers last season, bringing his total to 81 career starts since entering the league in 2014. He can play multiple spots on the line, which would be ideal for the Bears, a team that desperately needs help protecting quarterback Justin Fields this season.

    Jul 24 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • No PUP List For Jalen Ramsey

    Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (shoulders) will not go on the PUP list, according to head coach Sean McVay. It was reported he was heading in that direction initially after undergoing offseason surgery to repair tears in both shoulders. However, he will now participate in training camp, albeit in a limited fashion. The 27-year-old finished last regular season by totaling 77 tackles and four interceptions, the highest marks of his career, while adding 16 passes defensed. He's one of the top IDP options, so missing a few games in 2022-23 shouldn't impact his fantasy stock. Yet, anything more, and he'll surely slide.

    Jul 24 · Source via Rams Jalen Ramsey
  • Cade Otton Signs Rookie Contract

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton finally inked his rookie deal on Sunday. The fourth-round pick of the 2022 NFL Draft spent his collegiate career at the University of Washington. He compiled 91 catches for 1,026 yards and nine touchdowns in 39 games for the Huskies. He did have ankle surgery and didn't participate in the team's offseason program. However, he has since been cleared for training camp. Nonetheless, with Rob Gronkowski now gone due to retirement, Otton has a chance of emerging as the No. 1 option at the position for the Bucs in 2022-23. Still, the 23-year-old likely won't be an every-week fantasy producer this season, even if he becomes one of Tom Brady's preferred targets.

    Jul 24 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Jameson Williams Put On Non-Football Injury List

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (knee) has been placed on the non-football injury list. The No. 12 overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft tore his ACL during the national championship game in January, requiring surgery. The organization has acknowledged the challenge of getting the rookie on the field for meaningful work this season, so he likely won't do much for redraft managers, especially since his debut is up in the air currently. However, the Alabama alum is worthy of a spot in dynasty formats for those who can afford to be without him.

    Jul 24 · Source via Lions Jameson Williams
  • Browns To Consider Extension For LB Sione Takitaki

    Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and Mary Kay Cabot of says he has done enough to earn a new deal. Per Cabot, the Browns will consider an extension for Takitaki.  Cleveland’s most frequent alignment is a 4-2-5 look, with Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Anthony Walker entrenched as […]

    Jul 24 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Sione Takitaki
  • John Metchie III Diagnosed With Leukemia

    Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (knee, Illness) announced he has been diagnosed with APL, a form of blood cancer. Fortunately, there is some good news as this type of Leukemia is the most curable. The 22-year-old had already been working his way back from a torn ACL sustained during the SEC Championship in December. However, he likely won't be on the field this season after the latest update. Nonetheless, overcoming this obstacle should be Metchie's biggest priority, even if he never logs a snap at the professional level.

    Jul 24 · Source via Texans John Metchie
  • Ravens Reinstate Devon Williams

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devon Williams was reinstated on Friday, only a few days after landing on the reserve/did not report list. Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason after compiling 35 catches for 557 yards and four touchdowns at Oregon in 2021. With the lack of established options on the receiving end for the Ravens, at least outside of Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman, Williams has a chance to carve out a role for the team in 2022-23. However, he'll need to scratch and claw for a spot on the depth chart.

    Jul 24 · Source via Ravens Devon Williams
  • Rams Bring Back Luis Perez

    Quarterback Luis Perez signed with the Rams on Saturday. This will be his second stop in L.A. after joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018, spending some time with the practice squad. Since then, he had stops in the Alliance of American Football and XFL before most recently suiting up for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL. Nonetheless, whether or not Perez makes the Rams' Week 1 roster won't mean much for fantasy managers.

    Jul 24 · Source via Rams
  • David Bakhtiari Still Dealing With Knee Injury

    Green Bay Packers tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) was placed on the PUP list. With training camp commencing, the veteran isn't 100% after tearing his ACL during practice on New Year's Eve in 2020. He only logged 27 snaps in 2021, the regular season finale, and was subsequently shut down for the playoffs. Nonetheless, the 30-year-old is considered one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL, so if he misses any games in 2022-23, it won't be good news for Aaron Rodgers and company.

    Jul 24 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • La'el Collins Lands On Active/Non-Football Injury List

    Cincinnati Bengals tackle La'el Collins will begin training camp on the active/non-football injury list. The 28-year-old signed a three-year, $30 million contract this offseason and was a key addition for Cincy as the team prioritized adding more protection for Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon in 2022-23. Collins can be activated anytime, and while it's not guaranteed, he should be ready for Week 1.

    Jul 24 · Source via Bengals Joe Burrow
  • FA CB Chris Harris Generating Interest

    Free agent cornerback Chris Harris is generating significant interest on the open market, according to the player himself. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Harris said he has heard from five teams (via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk). “Man, we’re definitely heating up,” Harris said. “I'm just taking my time and waiting […]

    Jul 24 · Pro Football Rumors Chris Harris
  • Travin Howard To Have Core Muscle Surgery

    Los Angeles Rams linebacker Travin Howard (groin) was placed on the PUP list. The 26-year-old is heading to Philadelphia to have core muscle surgery, although he has a "solid" chance of being ready for Week 1. Howard re-signed with the team back in June after finishing last year with 21 tackles (11 solo) throughout 12 games. While it would be good for L.A. to have him available for the regular season, his presence, one way or another, won't mean much for fantasy managers. However, that may change if he receives consistent time with the starting unit.

    Jul 24 · Source via Rams Travin Howard
  • Samaje Perine Lands On PUP List With Undisclosed Injury

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the active/PUP list. The 26-year-old is currently dealing with an unknown injury. He can be activated at any point and start practicing. However, with Chris Evans already expected to battle Perine to become Joe Mixon's routine backup this season, an extended absence could force him out of the No. 2 spot on the depth chart heading into Week 1.

    Jul 24 · Source via Bengals Samaje Perine
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