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  • Chase Claypool Getting Praise From Coaching Staff

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    Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool is reportedly in a better place with the offense, according to offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. In early February, Getsy said he sees a chance for Claypool to see "a lot of opportunities" this season. However, that was before the Bears traded for wide receiver D.J. Moore. Despite that, Claypool should still be able to carve out a decent role in Chicago. The Bears gave up a second-round pick for Claypool, so he's expected to have a significant part on the team. It sounds like the 24-year-old is becoming more comfortable with his new team. His fantasy value seems bleak, but he could end up being a sleeper option heading into next season. Claypool did well during his first two seasons in Pittsburgh, so hopefully he can carry that over into Chicago.

    Jun 8 · Source via Chicago Bears Chase Claypool
  • Eddie Jackson Returns To OTAs

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    Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (foot) recently returned to practice in OTAs. The two-time Pro Bowl safety suffered a Lisfranc injury near the end of November. Jackson appears to be in good shape and has been limited individual drills early in the week. It sounds like Jackson is heading in the right direction and he should be ready to go by training camp. Last season, Jackson recorded 80 tackles, six passes defended, and four interceptions in 12 games with the Bears. The stud safety is a big part of the Bears secondary, so hopefully he'll be healthy heading into the season.

    Jun 8 · Source via Chicago Bears Eddie Jackson
  • Carson Wentz An Option For Raiders?

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    Free-agent quarterback Carson Wentz is still searching for a new home as training camp quickly approaches. The former first round pick only played in eight games last season, but is still capable of contributing on an NFL roster. Recent rumors have Wentz as a possible option for the Las Vegas Raiders. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a foot injury that could potentially sideline him for the beginning of the season. The Raiders have Brian Hoyer as their primary backup, so Wentz would certainly be an upgrade. The 30-year-old threw for 1,755 yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in eight games with the Washington Commanders last season. He'd have legitimate weapons in Las Vegas, so maybe Wentz could bounce back, assuming Garoppolo is unable to play.

    Jun 8 · Source via Carson Wentz
  • Puka Nacua Receives Praise From Coaches

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    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua has been impressive during practice, according to head coach Sean McVay. The rookie wideout has stood out in each of the three practices the team has held. The Rams selected Nacua in the fifth round during this year's NFL Draft. He was expected to be a depth option, but might be able to sneak his way up the depth chart. Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Ben Skowronek stand in his way, so Nacua could very well have a role in this offense in Week 1. The 22-year-old might be worth a look as a late-round option for fantasy purposes.

    Jun 8 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Puka Nacua
  • Hunter Renfrow Receiving Little Trade Interest

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    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is reportedly on the trade block, but has been receiving little interest. The 27-year-old is heading into his second-to-last year of his contract extension. The Renfrow trade rumors started after the Raiders signed wideout Jakobi Meyers during free agency. The acquisition of Meyers made Renfrow expendable, but it doesn't sound like too many teams are interested in Renfrow. He's coming off a rough season where he only managed to play in 10 games due to injuries. The assumption is that Renfrow is fully healthy and ready to bounce back. However, he'll have to compete for targets with Davante Adams and Meyers, so his fantasy value might not be too great in Las Vegas.

    Jun 8 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Hunter Renfrow
  • Derek Barnett At OTAs Thursday

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    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (knee) was at Thursday's organized team activities. He's not doing individual drills on the field, but he did warm up with the team. Barnett's 2022 season was over before it really started after he suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. The 26-year-old still might not be able to practice when training camp kicks off at the end of July, which could also affect his availability for the start of the 2023 season. The former first-rounder in 2017 had a career-high 46 tackles (20 solo), two sacks, seven tackles for loss and 11 QB hits in 16 games (15 starts) in 2021, and he has 21.5 career sacks in his six seasons in Philadelphia.

    Jun 8 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Derek Barnett
  • Quez Watkins Standing Out This Spring

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    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni singled out wide receiver Quez Watkins as one player on the team that has stood out this spring during offseason workouts. Sirianni has praised Watkins for his mindset coming back from last year, when he caught 33 of his 51 targets for 354 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in 17 regular season games (eight starts) as the team's No. 3 wideout behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. It was a slight step back from his sophomore season in 2021 of 43 catches on 62 targets for 647 yards and one touchdown in 17 games. The 24-year-old former sixth-rounder could be the team's primary slot receiver again in 2023 if he beats out Olamide Zaccheaus in training camp, but even then, Watkins probably isn't draftable in standard-sized fantasy leagues in an offense with so many mouths to feed already.

    Jun 8 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Quez Watkins
  • Rams Agree With Demarcus Robinson

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    The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with free-agent veteran wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on Thursday. Robinson will join the Rams after spending the 2022 season with the Baltimore Ravens. The 28-year-old former fourth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 had a career-high 48 catches on 75 targets for 458 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 17 games (five starts) for Baltimore before undergoing sports-hernia surgery in February. Robinson should be fully ready for training camp and the start of the 2023 season, where he'll serve as receiving depth for a Rams offense that didn't make any notable additions this offseason. He'll be competing for a role behind Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek and won't be worth drafting in standard 12-team leagues.

    Jun 8 · Source via Demarcus Robinson
  • CeeDee Lamb Tweaks Leg In Practice

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (leg) didn't finish practice on Wednesday after tweaking something in his leg, but the injury isn't considered serious. The Cowboys were likely just being extra cautious with their star No. 1 receiver, so fantasy managers considering drafting him this year shouldn't have anything to worry about. The former first-round pick in 2020 has improved in each of his three NFL seasons to this point, culminating in career-highs across the board in 2022 in receptions (107), targets (156), receiving yards (1,359) and touchdowns (nine) in 17 regular season starts. The 24-year-old pass-catcher now has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and enters the 2023 campaign as a strong WR1 target in fantasy drafts.

    Jun 8 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Cooper Kupp "Feeling Really Good" After Surgery

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    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (ankle) said on Tuesday that he's "feeling really good" as he returned to a full team practice for the first time this offseason while continuing to rehab his ankle. Kupp had season-ending surgery after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 10, and he finished 2022 with 75 catches for 812 yards and six TDs in nine games. He worked on the side with a trainer on Tuesday, running routes, sprinting around cones and pushing a wheeled sled. Kupp is leaving the decision to the medical team as to whether he's cleared to take part in full-speed drills in offseason workouts. The 29-year-old should be ready to go for training camp this summer and the start of the regular season. Even if LA's offense continues to struggle in 2023, Kupp should be a target hog and surefire WR1 in fantasy.

    Jun 8 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp
  • Chase McLaughlin Wins Kicking Competition

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker Jake Verity on Wednesday after he signed a futures deal this spring. The move leaves Chase McLaughlin as the only kicker on the current roster, and he'll be their guy in 2023. The Buccaneers could always bring in another kicker to compete with McLaughlin for training camp at the end of July, but for now, he looks like their guy. The 27-year-old has made 78.8 percent of his 85 field-goal attempts in his career that has spanned four seasons. In the last two years with the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, he's made 45 of 57 attempts (78.9%) while missing one of his 58 extra-point tries. With Tom Brady retired, Tampa's offense is expected to take a step back under either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask, so McLaughlin probably won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues.

    Jun 8 · Source via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chase McLaughlin
  • Bryce Young Working With First Team At OTAs

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    Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young, the first overall pick in this year's NFL draft, opened Thursday's organized team activities with the first-team offense, according to multiple reports from the session. Young had been behind veteran Andy Dalton in all of the other spring practices open to the media. The 21-year-old was eventually expected to take over first-team duties, but this is a little bit earlier than expected. It's a sign that the Alabama product is impressing the coaching staff as he learns the offense under head coach Frank Reich. Barring an injury, it would be a huge surprise if Young isn't the starter under center for Carolina in Week 1 of the regular season.

    Jun 8 · Source via Carolina Panthers Bryce Young
  • Vikings Still Trying To Trade Dalvin Cook

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    Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings are expected to try and trade four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook one more time on Thursday, and if they are unable to, they would plan to process his official release on Friday, according to a source. The Vikings have been planning for Cook's departure all offseason, and although a few teams have been mentioned as potential trade partners, at this point it's most likely that he'll be outright released. While the 27-year-old has dealt with nagging injuries, he's still managed four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons in Minnesota. He's coming off offseason shoulder surgery, but it's not expected to impact his availability for the 2023 campaign. Where Cook lands in free agency will determine his fantasy value for the upcoming season, but he's unlikely to land a role as a three-down workhorse back.

    Jun 8 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Jaycee Horn To Miss Rest Of OTAs And Minicamp

    The Carolina Panthers announced on Thursday that cornerback Jaycee Horn (ankle, foot) will miss the rest of organized team activities and minicamp with a non-surgical injury to his left ankle and foot that he suffered while working out on his own last weekend. The good news is Horn is expected to be fully recovered in time for the start of training camp at the end of July. The 23-year-old will be in a walking boot for the next couple of weeks. The former eighth overall pick in 2021 has played in only 16 games in his first two NFL seasons due to injury. In 13 contests in 2022, Horn finished with 53 tackles (37 solo), three interceptions and seven passes defensed for Carolina's secondary.

    Jun 8 · Source via Carolina Panthers Jaycee Horn
  • Khalil Herbert Has Early Lead For RB1 Role In Chicago

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    Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert has the early lead for the RB1 role in Chicago in 2023 now that David Montgomery is in Detroit. Herbert sits atop the RB depth chart after a standout second season in the NFL in which he led all rushers with 5.7 yards per carry. The 25-year-old has been taking the first-team repetitions during organized team activities, but he'll face competition in training camp from D'Onta Foreman, Travis Homer, Trestan Ebner and fourth-round rookie Roschon Johnson. "No one has earned a seat in that room yet, and they're all going to earn their seats from what we do now until August whatever, whenever that third preseason game is," running backs coach David Walker said. Even if Herbert wins the RB1 job in training camp, he's not going to be a three-down back in this offense, and the presence of quarterback Justin Fields will also hurt his overall fantasy upside.

    Jun 8 · Source via Chicago Bears Khalil Herbert
  • Dalvin Cook Released By Vikings

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    The Minnesota Vikings and star running back Dalvin Cook are parting ways, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Twitter. The Vikings/Cook split was rumored for much of the offseason with Minnesota initially trying to find a trade partner for the four-time Pro Bowler. Instead, they will cut him loose, leaving Cook free to sign with a team of his choosing. Cook is expected to draw plenty of interest from other teams now that he is a free agent and won't cost a draft pick to bring into the fold. Cook's release leaves the Vikings with Alexander Mattison as their lead back.

    Jun 8 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Browns' Watson 'having fun' as confidence is back

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    Deshaun Watson said Wednesday that his confidence is back heading into his second season with the Browns.

    Jun 8 · ESPN Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Falcons' Williams having surgery, likely out for '23

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    Falcons punt returner/running back Avery Williams will have surgery for an ACL tear and will likely miss the 2023 season, coach Arthur Smith said.

    Jun 8 · ESPN Atlanta Falcons Avery Williams
  • Titans to host WR Hopkins on free agent visit

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    The Titans will be the first NFL team to bring three-time All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in for a free agent visit.

    Jun 8 · ESPN Tennessee Titans DeAndre Hopkins
  • Titans Work Out DL Michael Brockers

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    Thanks to a February Lions release, Michael Brockers has been a free agent for more than three months. The veteran defensive lineman, however, is receiving interest to join what would be a third NFL team. The Titans brought in the former Rams and Lions defensive lineman for a recent workout, KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson tweets. A […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Tennessee Titans Michael Brockers
  • RB Chubb 'playing for' late Jim Brown this season

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    Browns running back Nick Chubb said Wednesday he'll be "playing for" Jim Brown this season in wake of the legendary running back's death.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb
  • Dameon Pierce Focusing On Ball Security, Blocking

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    Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce is focused on improving some parts of his game, specifically blocking and ball security. "You've got to protect the ball and protect the quarterback," said Pierce. "We've been working a lot on both." The 2022 fourth-round pick finished his inaugural season with 939 yards off 220 carries while adding 30 catches for 165 yards. He also totaled five touchdowns. Unfortunately, he fumbled four times, and his year ended prematurely because of a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 14. That said, Pierce should receive more than enough work during the 2023-24 campaign to make his mark, and he may see the field more if he continues to improve as a blocker. Fantasy managers shouldn't sleep on him, as he could easily surpass expectations.

    Jun 7 · Source via Houston Texans Dameon Pierce
  • Isiah Pacheco Making Progress

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    According to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, running back Isiah Pacheco (hand, shoulder) is "making progress." The 24-year-old finished his inaugural season with 830 yards and five touchdowns off 170 carries. He added 13 catches for 130 yards. However, Pacheco battled several injuries during the year, including a broken hand and torn labrum. He hasn't participated in any offseason programs, although there's hope he'll be ready for training camp. While the seventh-round pick will compete with Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon for snaps, he may see more work catching passes out of the backfield, which will mean good things for PPR managers. At any rate, assuming Pacheco is healthy, he has an excellent chance of finishing the 2023-24 campaign as the most productive back in Kansas City by a considerable margin.

    Jun 7 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire Jerick McKinnon Isiah Pacheco
  • Romeo Doubs Looking Good During OTAs

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    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs has made a favorable impression at OTAs, so much so that the team believes he's ready to take his game to another level. "Rome has done a nice job of really making that next step," said head coach Matt LaFleur. "He's doing a great job getting his feet on the ground, running violent routes, violent cuts. Being aggressive with his hands. I think he's shown a lot of progress." The 23-year-old appeared in 13 games as a rookie, amassing 42 catches for 425 yards and three touchdowns. Of course, he'll mostly compete with Christian Watson and Aaron Jones for receptions this season. However, Doubs has plenty of room to surpass his numbers from last season, especially since he's seeing plenty of attention from quarterback Jordan Love, who will take over the offense after the Packers traded Aaron Rodgers to the Jets.

    Jun 7 · Source via Green Bay Packers Romeo Doubs Aaron Jones Jordan Love Christian Watson
  • Teams Interested In Trading For Danielle Hunter

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    The Minnesota Vikings are receiving real trade interest centered around star pass-rusher Danielle Hunter, according to sources. Hunter has made the Pro Bowl in three of the last four seasons and finished last year with 65 tackles (46 solo), 10.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 22 QB hits and a forced fumble in 17 regular season games. He's due to make only $5.5 million in 2023, and Hunter and the Vikings haven't been able to make any progress on a long-term contract extension. A trade of the 28-year-old pass-rusher would have been easier to pull off before the draft, but we'll keep an eye on the situation with training camp quickly approaching. Hunter finished as the No. 10 fantasy defensive lineman in 2022.

    Jun 7 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Danielle Hunter
  • Titans To Give Tyjae Spears All He Can Handle

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    Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly said that the team is going to give rookie running back Tyjae Spears as much as he can handle. Spears has regularly been one of the most active and most noticeable players during the team's offseason workouts as well. Not much is expected of the 21-year-old third-round selection in his first NFL season as long as bell-cow back Derrick Henry remains healthy, but he could have a chance to carve out a nice little role in Tennessee's backfield to give Henry some breathers. It will be interesting to see how much second-year RB Hassan Haskins is involved, but Spears has more immediate and long-term upside once King Henry's reign is over. Spears will go undrafted in standard 12-team fantasy leagues, but he's not a bad low-cost investment in dynasty/keeper formats.

    Jun 7 · Source via Tennessee Titans Tyjae Spears
  • Derrick Henry In Great Shape

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry unsurprisingly looks to be in great shape this offseason and has been smooth running and catching the ball during offseason workouts. Henry appears to be taking advantage of his offseason work heading into the 2023 season. It makes sense for the 29-year-old to be at all six of the team's organized team activities while trying to learn new offensive coordinator Tim Kelly's system. The offense shouldn't be all that much different in 2023, with Henry fully expected to remain as a high-volume producer in a run-friendly offense. King Henry finished as the RB4 in half-PPR leagues last year, running for 1,538 yards (second in the NFL) and 13 touchdowns on a league-high 349 carries. Even if he starts to show signs of decline, Henry should at the very least be treated as a top-10 fantasy RB.

    Jun 7 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Justin Herbert Takes Part In 7-On-7 Drills

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    As expected, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (shoulder) participated in 7-on-7 drills during organized team activities on Wednesday. It's the first time that Herbert has practiced in front of reporters since having offseason labrum surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder. Herbert should be fully ready to go in training camp at the end of July, and if he can stay healthy in 2023, he should improve on what was a rather disappointing third season in the NFL after. He did complete a career-high 68.2% of his passes, but he had a career-low 25 TDs and 10 interceptions in 17 regular season starts. The 25-year-old QB will need Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to stay healthy, but he still has running back Austin Ekeler and gained first-round rookie wideout Quentin Johnston. Herbert isn't a bad fallback option in fantasy once the elite names come off the board.

    Jun 7 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert
  • Tyreek Hill Dealing With Minor Injury

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    The Miami Dolphins are taking it slow with wide receiver Tyreek Hill (undisclosed) this spring -- he's done very little beyond individual drills during offseason practices -- because he's dealing with a minor undisclosed injury. If it were the regular season, Hill would be on the field. The Dolphins are just being super cautious with their star receiver, and the guy they call the Cheetah has appeared in 108 of a possible 114 games in the first seven years of his career. His 119 receptions and 1,710 receiving yards in 2022 both set franchise records, but Hill could be in for another amazing season in 2023 in head coach Mike McDaniels' system. "He is putting his best foot forward, is night and day ahead of where he was last year with regard to the offense and has his mind set on improving and being even better from last year, which is the only place we want," McDaniels said.

    Jun 7 · Source via Miami Dolphins Tyreek Hill
  • DeAndre Hopkins To Visit Titans

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    Since the Cardinals released DeAndre Hopkins, the former All-Pro has been linked to several teams. Visits are now on the veteran wide receiver’s docket. Well, one visit is thus far. The Titans have secured a meeting with Hopkins, per’s Tom Pelissero, who notes the visit will take place Sunday (Twitter link). Mike Vrabel spent […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Tennessee Titans DeAndre Hopkins
  • Bills Targeted Leonard Floyd Regardless Of Von Miller's Status

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    Von Miller is coming off his second ACL tear. While the future Hall of Fame pass rusher re-emerged from a December 2013 tear in time for Week 1 of the ’14 season, he is now 34. Given how the Bills proceeded with Tre’Davious White, it would not surprise to see the team exercise caution with […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Leonard Floyd Von Miller
  • Hamlin dons helmet, practices in Bills' team drills

    With a helmet on, Bills safety Damar Hamlin took part in team drills on Tuesday for the first time this spring and some six months since having a near-death experience during a game.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin
  • 49ers' Samuel 'ready to go' after 'awful' '22 season

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    After a breakout 2021 season, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel spent most of last offseason embroiled in a contract standoff that included an unfulfilled trade request, then he went out and had what he termed an "awful" 2022 season.

    Jun 7 · ESPN San Francisco 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Rams' Kupp feels 'really good' post ankle surgery

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    Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp returned to practice Tuesday and said his ankle is "feeling really good" as he continues to rehab from surgery late last season.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp
  • Titans' Henry 'not worried' about trade reports

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry said Tuesday that he has worked to forge a relationship with new general manager Ran Carthon and is not worried about trade rumors that circulated in March.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Shaq Thompson Discusses Decision To Stay With Panthers

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    The only Panthers starter left from Super Bowl 50, Shaq Thompson agreed to terms on a new contract this offseason. The decision kept Thompson in Carolina, but it amounted to a pay cut. Thompson was previously tethered to a four-year, $54.43MM deal — one agreed to in December 2019 — that ran through 2023. While […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Carolina Panthers Shaq Thompson
  • Darnell Mooney Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (ankle) suffered a broken ankle in the Week 12 game against the New York Jets, effectively ending his 2022 season. The Tulane product finished the year with 40 receptions for 493 yards and two touchdowns. Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said "Darnell is working his tail off. He's on track. He'll be ready (for training camp)." This is great news for his early-season availability, and he'll be moved to a more natural WR2 role in 2023 with the arrival of DJ Moore. The Bears are expected to take a step forward on offense, so Mooney could have boom weeks. That said, the team will still likely have one of the most run-heavy offensive attacks, so there's a good chance he's not a weekly producer. His best fantasy value will likely be in best-ball formats.

    Jun 7 · Source via Chicago Bears Darnell Mooney
  • Alec Pierce Dealing With Minor Foot Ailment

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    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Alec Pierce (foot) sat out of practice Wednesday with a minor foot issue, but head coach Shane Steichen said "it's nothing serious," and he could have practiced on Wednesday. The team is just being cautious with the second-year wideout early in the offseason. Pierce posted 593 yards and two touchdowns on 41 receptions in the lifeless Colts offense last season, so it was ultimately a decent campaign for the Cincinnati product. With Parris Campbell gone, he could serve as the primary field-stretcher for a combination of quarterbacks Gardner Minshew and No. 4 overall pick Anthony Richardson in 2023. Michael Pittman Jr. should continue to operate as the Colts' No. 1 WR, but Pierce and rookie Josh Downs will battle it out to be the second option in the passing game.

    Jun 7 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Josh Downs Gardner Minshew Alec Pierce Michael Pittman
  • Avery Williams To Miss 2023 Season With Torn ACL

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    Atlanta Falcons running back and return specialist Avery Williams (knee) suffered a torn ACL in practice last week, meaning he's likely to miss the entire 2023 season. Last season, Williams rushed 22 times for 109 yards and a touchdown, adding 13 receptions for 61 yards. The 24-year-old returned 18 punts for 292 yards last season as well, posting a league-leading 16.2 yards per return. He also posted 313 yards on 16 kickoff returns. Williams wasn't on the fantasy radar to begin with, but Atlanta will be tasked with finding his replacement in the return game.

    Jun 7 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Avery Williams
  • DeAndre Hopkins To Visit Titans

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    Free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is set to visit with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, marking his first free-agent visit since being released by the Arizona Cardinals on May 26. Head coach Mike Vrabel was on the Houston Texans' staff while Hopkins was there, so the connection could prove to lead Hopkins toward Tennessee. The Titans have a major hole at wide receiver, with Treylon Burks, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Kyle Philipsand Chris Moore slated to be the top-four receivers for quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill or Will Levis. Hopkins played in just nine games last season thanks to a six-game suspension and a knee injury, but he still looked good in his age-30 campaign. He caught 64 passes for 717 yards and three touchdowns. Ultimately, he'd be a huge upgrade for Tennessee, regardless of if he takes a step back in 2023.

    Jun 7 · Source via Tennessee Titans DeAndre Hopkins
  • Can a healthy Larry Ogunjobi help lift Steelers defense?

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    Veteran DE Larry Ogunjobi looks to avoid the injuries that have sidetracked his career heading into 2023.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Ogunjobi
  • Bills Sign CB Cameron Dantzler

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    Cameron Dantzler is now headed to a third city this year. The Bills will give the former Vikings third-round pick a chance, doing so not long after the Commanders moved his rookie contract off their payroll. The Bills are signing the fourth-year cornerback to a one-year deal, according to the team. Washington had claimed Dantzler’s […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Cameron Dantzler
  • Chase Young: 'Felt pretty explosive' at minicamp

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    Commanders DE Chase Young said Tuesday there's a "night and day" difference in how he feels compared to last season, after tearing his ACL and patellar tendon in 2021.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Washington Commanders Chase Young
  • Campbell: Lions' Goff 'better' QB than with Rams

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    Citing his maturity and that "he can do more things," Lions coach Dan Campbell said Tuesday that Jared Goff is a better QB now than he was with the Rams.

    Jun 7 · ESPN Detroit Lions Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff
  • Packers' Romeo Doubs makes early case as Jordan Love's favorite WR

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    2022 fourth-rounder Doubs seems to be building a rapport with Love, who said making tough catches "builds my confidence in him."

    Jun 7 · ESPN Green Bay Packers Romeo Doubs Jordan Love
  • Bills Sign Cameron Dantzler To One-Year Deal

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    The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent cornerback Cameron Dantzler to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday and released cornerback Kyler McMichael in a corresponding move. Dantzler was just waived by the Washington Commanders at the end of May, but he quickly finds a home in Buffalo. The 24-year-old was originally a third-round selection by the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 out of Mississippi State. In three seasons with the Vikings, he had 149 tackles (125 solo), six tackles for loss, three interceptions, 17 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 35 games (26 starts). Dantzler had 50 tackles in 10 games in his final season in Minnesota in 2022. He'll provide secondary depth at corner behind Tre'Davious White and Kaiir Elam.

    Jun 7 · Source via Buffalo Bills Cameron Dantzler Kaiir Elam Tre'Davious White
  • David Long Sitting Out Of Practices

    Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that linebacker David Long (undisclosed) had a "tweak" earlier in the offseason workout program, which is why he hasn't been participating in team drills. "He's in a good spot and look forward to getting him out there," McDaniel said. It's unclear what Long's specific injury is, but it doesn't sound like something that will keep him sidelined into training camp at the end of July. The Dolphins are just being cautious with him for now. The 26-year-old is expected to enter 2023 as the team's starting inside linebacker after inking a two-year deal in March. Long comes to Miami after recording 230 tackles (137 solo), 15 tackles for loss, five QB hits, four interceptions, 14 passes defensed and two forced fumbles in four years with the Tennessee Titans.

    Jun 7 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders David Long
  • Brock Purdy "Right On Pace" In Recovery

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    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that quarterback Brock Purdy (elbow) is "right on pace" with his recovery from tightrope surgery on the torn UCL in his right elbow. Purdy is now throwing three times a week, and the Niners are hoping he'll be cleared for training camp at the end of July. The 23-year-old second-year signal-caller was present for the first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, and although he didn't throw, he was seen running on a side field. In the meantime, Trey Lance and Sam Darnold will split first-team repetitions under center, but if Purdy is ready to go for Week 1 of the regular season as expected, he is the 49ers' starting QB after an impressive rookie season. Until Purdy shows us more, though, he'll be considered a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

    Jun 7 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Brock Purdy
  • 49ers Sign Darryl Johnson

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    The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent defensive end Darryl Johnson to an undisclosed deal on Tuesday. Johnson, 26, was drafted in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills in 2019 and has also spent time with the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. He was in training camp with Carolina last year, which means he's familiar to 49ers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, who was the interim head coach for the Panthers after Matt Rhule was fired in 2022. In a corresponding move, the team waived wide receiver Shae Wyatt, an undrafted rookie out of Tulane. In four years in the NFL, Johnson has racked up only 34 tackles (23 solo), two sacks, six tackles for loss and five QB hits in 38 games (one start). He's played only seven games in the last two seasons with Carolina and Seattle.

    Jun 7 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Darryl Johnson
  • George Kittle Impressed With Trey Lance This Offseason

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    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is among those who think quarterback Trey Lance looks better and more comfortable this year than he did at this point a year ago when he was still adjusting to a 2021 broken finger that threw off his mechanics. "I'm not gonna lie to you I think Trey looks significantly better than he did last year. I really do," Kittle said. "He just looks comfortable back there. He just looks like he's having fun." Lance is set to join Kittle and others at Tight End University, the annual summit held by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, later this month. The 23-year-old is looking fully healthy and comfortable this offseason, but the bad news is he's likely headed for the bench to begin the 2023 season, as long as Brock Purdy (elbow) is ready to go.

    Jun 7 · Source via San Francisco 49ers George Kittle
  • Brandon Aiyuk Has Looked Great

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    The Athletic's Matt Barrows writes that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has looked like the best player on the field the past two weeks during organized team activities and minicamp. Aiyuk had his fifth-year option picked up by the team at the end of April after he posted his first 1,000-yard receiving season while adding a career-high eight touchdowns on 78 receptions (114 targets) in 17 regular season games in his third NFL season. The 25-year-old pass-catcher stepped up in a big way with Deebo Samuel having a down year, but it could be difficult for Aiyuk to match those numbers in 2023 in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense with a full year of quarterback Brock Purdy (elbow) under center. Fantasy managers should avoid paying too much for Aiyuk's big 2022 season and instead consider him a solid WR3.

    Jun 7 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Sam Darnold Takes First-Team Reps At Minicamp

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Sam Darnold took all of the first-team repetitions at the first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, while Trey Lance led the second-team group and Brandon Allen handled the third team. Darnold and Lance have been alternating throughout the spring, and Lance is expected to get first-team reps on Wednesday. Darnold went 4-for-7 in 11-on-11 sessions, while Lance went 6-for-9 on his attempts. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has been impressed with Allen's ability to pick up the offense despite signing after the offseason program started. The Niners really like both Darnold and Lance, but as long as Brock Purdy (elbow) is ready for the start of the regular season, as expected, the second-year QB will be the starter for San Fran under center.

    Jun 7 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Sam Darnold
  • Deebo Samuel Promises Bounce-Back Season

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    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel wants to make amends for a subpar season in 2022 after describing last year as "awful" while acknowledging that a sometimes-prickly contract negotiation was a distraction that left him "being the eight ball" when the season started. He finished with 864 combined yards in 13 games, a step down from 1,770 scrimmage yards in 2021. Samuel isn't quite in excellent shape right now, but he intends to be on Day 1 of training camp this summer. The 27-year-old dealt with nagging injuries along the way in 2022 as well, which likely slowed him down. It's great that Samuel is motivated to bounce back this year, but the presence of running back Christian McCaffrey will likely continue to limit Samuel's fantasy ceiling. Despite his down 2022 campaign, Samuel remains a strong WR2 in fantasy.

    Jun 7 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Is Jonathan Taylor Injured or Healthy? Fantasy Football Injury Update

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    Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is coming off a disappointing 2022 season that saw him run for a career-low 861 yards. Part of the problem for Taylor last season was injuries, as the superstar missed six games with a nagging ankle injury. He had just four touchdowns and finished as the RB33 in PPR leagues. After finishing as the RB1 in 2021 and the RB6 in 2020 in PPR leagues, Taylor couldn't maintain that same level of success in 2022. He averaged just 13.3 fantasy points per game last season. However, the 24-year-old will be a high fantasy pick again in 2023 due to his upside in Indianapolis' offense. Taylor underwent ankle surgery in January to repair the lingering injury he dealt with for most of the 2022 season. The surgery will help him get back to 100% and back to that 2021-type season. Even though it's still early into the offseason, Taylor is not participating in the Colts' OTAs after the recent ankle surgery. It's not a surprise to see Indianapolis take a careful approach with their young running back. There's no need to rush him back with a long offseason ahead. Despite missing OTAs though, Taylor should still be in a position to be a full go for the start of Training Camp. The off-season ankle surgery will, hopefully, help Taylor bounce back from a poor 2022 season. If he can stay healthy in 2023, there's no doubt he can finish as the RB1 in fantasy football again. He's just one season removed from that RB1 finish, which saw him run for 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns. He averaged almost 22 fantasy points per game that season and had nine finishes over 20 fantasy points. Taylor has the upside and potential to repeat that type of performance in 2023. Taylor has the talent to be a fantasy superstar again, but the arrival of rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson delivers a small hit to his value. With the selection of Richardson, Taylor might see fewer carries and goal-line touches with the 6-foot-4 quarterback under center. Still, the star running back should get enough volume to finish in the RB1 to RB5 range this season.

    Jun 7 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Will the Cowboys bring back Ezekiel Elliott? Fantasy Football Outlook

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    The Dallas Cowboys released running back Ezekiel Elliott this offseason after a disappointing 2022 year. The veteran back finished the season with a career-low 231 carries and 876 yards in 15 games. Elliott did rush for 12 touchdowns (tied for the second most of his career in a season) but averaged a mere 3.79 yards per carry. The release was expected because of the Cowboys' cap situation and the running back's season. Dallas saved more than $10.9 million towards their cap space in 2023, and the move opened the door for Tony Pollard to be the new RB1 in the offense. But is a reunion in the works to bring Elliott back? What would his fantasy outlook look like back in Dallas? Owner Jerry Jones has not ruled out bringing back Elliott for the 2023 season. On Monday, Jones met with reporters and reiterated that he hasn't closed the door on a possible reunion with the former All-Pro back. Elliott still remains a free agent and has yet to find a new home following his release in March. Shortly after being cut, the 27-year-old running shared a wish list of teams he would love to go to: Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Philadelphia Eagles. But all three teams seem content with their current running back group. The return of Elliott to Dallas makes a lot of sense for the Cowboys. The team lacks a power runner behind Pollard. Malik Davis, Ronald Jones, and Deuce Vaughn all lack size. The team could roll with undrafted rookie fullback Hunter Luepke, but bringing back a veteran like Elliott, on a cheaper one-year deal, could help big time. If the Cowboys bring back Elliott, he could be a solid weekly flex play with RB2 upside in 2023. He put together the worst fantasy football season of his career last season. However, he was still inserted in fantasy lineups almost every week, finishing as the RB22 in PPR formats. Elliott had 10 double-digit performances, averaged 12.39 fantasy points per game, and scored a touchdown in nine straight games he played in from Week 6 to Week 17. With Pollard locked in as the RB1, Elliott would complement him in short-yard and goal-to-go situations -- similar to how he did in 2022. He might take on a slighter workload in Dallas this year. But in a high-scoring Cowboys offense, he should be a touchdown machine again and provide weekly flex numbers, if he were to re-sign with them.

    Jun 7 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Ronald Jones Tony Pollard
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    When it became known Jimmy Garoppolo underwent foot surgery, Josh McDaniels did not reveal a return timetable. The second-year Raiders HC has remained comfortable with this situation, which encountered a bit of turbulence in March. The Raiders believe they will be past the rough waters regarding Garoppolo’s foot trouble by training camp. Garoppolo is expected […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo Brian Hoyer
  • Falcons Sign OL Matthew Bergeron, Finish Rookie Signings

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    The Falcons announced that they’ve signed second-round offensive lineman Matthew Bergeron to his rookie contract. Bergeron was the team’s final draft pick to sign his rookie deal. The lineman spent four years at Syracuse, culminating in a 2022 campaign where he earned second-team All-ACC honors and a Senior Bowl invite. Scouts lauded his run-blocking ability […]

    Jun 7 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Matthew Bergeron
  • 49ers Sign DL Darryl Johnson

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    The 49ers have added a veteran defensive lineman. Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports (via Twitter) that Darryl Johnson has signed a one-year deal with the 49ers. To make room on the roster, the team waived wideout Shae Wyatt. Johnson, a former seventh-round pick out of North Carolina A&T, got into 31 games with the […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Darryl Johnson
  • Vikings Sign RB DeWayne McBride, Complete Draft Pick Signings

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    The Vikings have officially signed their entire draft class. The team announced that they’ve inked seventh-round running back DeWayne McBride to his four-year rookie pact. McBride spent three years at UAB, including a 2022 campaign where he earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Year honors after collecting 1,723 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns. This […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings DeWayne McBride
  • Allen Robinson II Taking Part In 11-On-11 Drills

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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson II (foot) has been able to participate in team drills over the past week. Robinson had surgery to repair a broken foot and began the offseason working individually. Last week he began working in on 11-on-11 team drills. The Steelers traded for Robinson in April and are expecting to have him play out of the slot in the upcoming season. Robinson has turned in two straight disappointing seasons and will be tough to trust in 2023 while playing on his third team in as many years.

    Jun 6 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Allen Robinson
  • Seahawks Sign Round 2 LB Derick Hall

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    The Seahawks now have two of their top three draft picks under contract. Edge rusher Derick Hall joined Jaxon Smith-Njigba in signing his four-year rookie deal. While the Smith-Njigba deal will not end up affecting others drafted in the same neighborhood, Hall’s will likely play a bigger role in rookies’ negotiations this year. Hall’s through-2026 […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Derick Hall
  • Amari Cooper Participates In 11-On-11 Drills Tuesday

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    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (abdomen) took part in 11-on-11 drills in Tuesday's OTAs. Cooper had core muscle surgery in February after playing through the issue for part of the 2022 season. His ability to participate fully on Tuesday is a good sign as he should be able to open training camp. Cooper is primed for a solid year as Cleveland's WR1 heading into 2023.

    Jun 6 · Source via Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper
  • Dalvin Cook Not Expected To Be Pursued By Broncos

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    The Denver Broncos are not expected to take a run at acquiring Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, according to what 9News' Mike Klis has been hearing. The Vikings have been rumored to be looking to move on from Cook for most of the offseason but Kils does not believe the Broncos will be among his suitors. For one, Cook has an $11 million cap hit in 2023 while Klis cites the Broncos' lack of cap space (just $11.7 million). Klis also goes on to cite Denver's lack of upcoming draft picks due to past trades. That being said, the Broncos could look to add Cook if Minnesota ends up releasing him. For now, Denver has Javonte Williams and Samaje Perine as their top two running backs heading into 2023.

    Jun 6 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Denver Broncos Dalvin Cook
  • Zay Flowers Suffers Minor Injury In Tuesday OTAs

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    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers suffered a "minor tweak" during OTAs on Tuesday, according to head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens presumably are just being cautious with their first-round rookie as they gear up for a revamped passing attack under new OC Todd Monken in 2023. According to Harbaugh, Flowers is expected to be able to suit up for mandatory minicamp next week. Flowers is a decent flier late in redraft leagues this season while he remains a high-potential rookie stash in dynasty formats.

    Jun 6 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Zay Flowers
  • DeWayne McBride Signs Rookie Contract

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    Minnesota Vikings running back DeWayne McBride signed his rookie deal on Tuesday after the team selected him in the seventh round of the 2023 draft. McBride's signing means that the Vikings have now signed all six of their rookie picks from the draft. The running back out of UAB could have a role behind Alexander Mattison in 2023 if the Vikings end up moving on from Dalvin Cook, a move that has been rumored for much of the offseason. McBride is a solid stash in dynasty leagues.

    Jun 6 · Source via Minnesota Vikings DeWayne McBride
  • Tristan Wirfs Confirms Move To Left Tackle

    The Buccaneers are following through with the long-rumored plan to move Tristan Wirfs from right to left tackle. The All-Pro blocker confirmed as much Tuesday. In Todd Bowles‘ exit meeting with Wirfs conducted a day after the 2022 season ended, Fox Sports’ Greg Auman notes the second-year Bucs HC said the team would probably go […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cardinals Re-Sign LS Aaron Brewer

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    Despite an offseason regime change, the Cardinals look to have firm plans of Aaron Brewer coming back for an eighth season as their long snapper. The veteran specialist re-signed with Arizona on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals waived long snapper Joe Fortunato. Brewer, an 11-year veteran who has been with the Cards since […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Matt Prater
  • Darren Waller Expected To Lead Giants In Targets

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    The Athletic's Dan Duggan writes that it would be shocking if New York Giants tight end Darren Waller doesn't lead the team in targets in his first year in the Big Apple in 2023. Waller is the team's most accomplished receiving option, and both head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka have experience in offenses with a tight end as the top pass-catching option. The 30-year-old had well over 1,000 yards receiving in 2019 and 2020 with the Raiders, but he missed 14 total games the last two seasons due to injuries and wasn't as involved last year in the passing game with receiver Davante Adams around. If Waller can stay healthy, he should be able to bounce back as a strong TE1 for fantasy managers.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Giants Darren Waller
  • Darius Slayton Assured Of A Roster Spot

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    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton's two-year, $12 million deal should assure that he's a roster lock heading into the 2023 season, but he could be on the chopping block next offseason if he regresses this year. Slayton saw a significant role in his fourth NFL season in 2022 given all the injuries at the position for the Giants, and he responded with 46 catches for 724 yards and two touchdowns in 16 regular season games (11 starts). The 26-year-old has the ability to stretch the field and make big plays, but he has much more competition this year after the G-Men added Isaiah Hodgins and Parris Campbell in free agency and rookie Jalin Hyatt in the draft. In standard 12-team fantasy leagues, Slayton will most likely go undrafted.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Giants Darius Slayton
  • Joshua Ezeudu Expected To Win Left-Guard Job

    The Athletic's Dan Duggan is guessing that New York Giants offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu will win the starting left-guard job this summer in training camp. Ben Bredeson has been the first-team left guard so far in offseason workouts this spring, but there is still plenty of time for Ezeudu to make up ground before the 2023 season starts. If Ezeudu doesn't come through, the Giants could also use a rotation at the position again. John Michael Schmitz has also been working as the starting center this offseason, so that will be his job to lose. The 23-year-old Ezeudu has been recovering from shoulder surgery this offseason after being sidelined for the final nine games of 2022, but he's expected to be ready for training camp.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Giants John Michael Schmitz
  • Daniel Jones' Designed Runs May Not Decrease

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    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had 120 carries last year, which ranked fourth-most among QBs. Around half of those carries were designed runs, as he ranked third in the NFL with 56 scrambles. The zone read is likely to remain a big piece of the offense in 2023, so Jones' designed runs aren't necessarily expected to decrease now that he's a $40 million signal-caller. Jones ranked fifth in the NFL with 708 rushing yards at the QB position, and he added seven rushing scores, which carried his fantasy value. If the 26-year-old is going to finish as a low-end QB1 again in his fifth season in the league, he's going to need to continue picking up chunk gains with his legs while improving through the air with more offensive playmakers at receiver.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Giants Daniel Jones
  • J.K. Dobbins Extension On Ravens' Radar

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    Injuries have defined J.K. Dobbins‘ rookie-contract years. The August 2021 ACL, LCL and meniscus tears the Ravens running back suffered stopped the momentum he had built as a rookie, and the fallout reduced his 2022 participation as well. Despite the injury troubles the Ravens have experienced at running back over the past two seasons, they […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Baltimore Ravens J.K. Dobbins Gus Edwards Justice Hill
  • Michael Thomas Says He'll Be Ready For Start Of Training Camp

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (toe) said he will be ready for training camp "Day 1, full speed." Thomas, who is taking part in organized team activities this week, also said he'll be back to form "just like everyone's used to." It's hard for fantasy managers to take Thomas at his word after the 30-year-old pass-catcher has played in only three games the last two years due to ankle and toe injuries. And even if he's fully healthy in 2023, he'll likely take a back seat to Chris Olave as the teams No. 1 target with new quarterback Derek Carr in town. With all that said, it's nice to see Thomas getting healthy again, and his 16-171-3 line in three games in 2022 gives us some optimism that he can be a value pick in the later rounds of fantasy drafts as a W4/5.

    Jun 6 · Source via New Orleans Saints Michael Thomas
  • Josh Jacobs Not At Mandatory Minicamp

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    Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said that running back Josh Jacobs isn't under contract since he hasn't signed his franchise tag and therefore isn't attending mandatory minicamp this week. The Raiders don't seem too concerned about the situation, and the 25-year-old will be back with the team once training camp begins at the end of July. Jacobs led the NFL in rushing yards (1,653) in 2022 on 340 carries and added 12 rushing touchdowns in 17 games played. He also added 53 receptions for a career-high 400 receiving yards on 64 targets for the second straight year. It was the first time the former first-rounder was able to stay healthy for a full season. Fantasy managers can't expect Jacobs to lead the league in rushing two straight years given his bruising style of play, but he'll remain a workhorse back and should at least be a midrange RB1.

    Jun 6 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • C Connor Williams Absent From Minicamp

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    The Dolphins began their mandatory minicamp today, but there is one noticeable absence. Center Connor Williams is not in attendance, head coach Mike McDaniel said on Tuesday. McDaniel said that Williams’ absence is not excused, but added that the pair have been in communication with each other. Williams has one year remaining on his contract, but […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Miami Dolphins Christian Wilkins Connor Williams
  • Quinnen Williams Could Be Extended Before Training Camp

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    New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is eligible for a contract extension this offseason and head coach Robert Saleh believes he'll be extended before training camp begins. "I speak for everyone -- I probably speak for Quinnen -- in that we all want (to) get (it) done sooner rather than later," Saleh said. "I'll let the business guys handle all that stuff, but it's going to get done. He'll be here for camp. He'll be ready to roll and once he is, I'm sure it'll be the same guy who was here." Williams was a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2022, and interior defensive linemen Dexter Lawrence, Jeffery Simmons, Javon Hargrave, and Daron Payne all signed new contracts worth at least $21 million annually this offseason. Williams is due for his pay day, and it looks like it'll happen any time in the next month.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Jets Quinnen Williams
  • Gus Edwards Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards missed the entire 2021 season with a torn ACL and played in just nine contests in 2022 due to knee complications, hamstring issues, and a concussion. He's been working on the side at Ravens' OTAs, but he's expected to be available when training camp rolls around in mid-July. Edwards has averaged no fewer than 5.0 yards per carry in his four seasons in the NFL and should continue to see somewhat of a roll in the Baltimore backfield if he can stay on the field. J.K. Dobbins is the starter for the Ravens, but he's had his own injury struggles, so Edwards could draw a few starts in 2023. All that said, Baltimore is expected to feature a more pass-heavy offense this season and Lamar Jackson has rarely targeted running backs throughout his career.

    Jun 6 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Ezekiel Elliott Could Sign With Team At Start Of Training Camp

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    Free agent running back Ezekiel Elliott was released by the Cowboys on March 15th and hasn't found a new home just yet. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said he expects the former rushing champion to sign with a team around the start of training camp in mid-July. The Cowboys have given indications that he could be back with a team on a reduced salary, which would make sense given the lack of depth behind Tony Pollard. For now, Malik Davis and Ronald Jones are the top two back behind the breakout running back from last season. If Elliott signs back with Dallas, he'll likely have a reduced role and have low-end flex appeal in fantasy football. Ultimately, he's no longer in the RB1 discussion no matter where he signs at this point in his career.

    Jun 6 · Source via Ezekiel Elliott
  • Damar Hamlin A Full Participant In Tuesday's OTAs

    Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (heart) was a full participant in organized team activities on Tuesday, which is an incredible development after his scary injury last season in Week 17 on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest, causing him to spend a week in the hospital and miss the remainder of the 2022 season. Thankfully, he is fine and is back on the practice field. Obviously, teams don't suit up in pads or take contact during OTAs, and it remains to be seen what Hamlin's timetable could be for returning to live game action.

    Jun 6 · Source via Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin
  • Michael Thomas On The Field At OTAs

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (toe) was spotted at practice during Tuesday's organized team activities, which is a great sign for his early-season availability. Head coach Dennis Allen declined to give a timetable for Thomas' return to full action. Thomas has played in just eight of the Saints' last 50 regular season contests while dealing with lower-body ailments, so it remains to be seen if he can put it all behind him and stay healthy for a large chunk of the 2023 season. Thomas caught 16 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns in just three games last season before a foot injury placed him on season-ending Injured Reserve. He will begin the season as the likely No. 2 wide receiver behind Chris Olave, and quarterback Derek Carr should be able to support multiple fantasy wideouts. Thomas is a late-round pick in fantasy drafts with upside, but obviously he's one of the riskiest players because of his recent injury history.

    Jun 6 · Source via New Orleans Saints Michael Thomas
  • OL Russell Okung Retires

    Russell Okung has officially closed the book on his NFL career. The veteran offensive lineman announced (on Twitter) that he has fully committed to the “new chapter” of his life. Okung had not played in the NFL since 2020, the first year in which he considered hanging up his cleats. He suffered a pulmonary embolism due […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Russell Okung
  • How Panthers' Andy Dalton is embracing role as Bryce Young's mentor

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    Coach Frank Reich says Dalton has been impressive on the field and just what he wanted for Young in the locker room.

    Jun 6 · ESPN Carolina Panthers Andy Dalton Bryce Young
  • Trevor Lawrence Enjoying First Normal Offseason

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    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is enjoying the first normal offseason of his young career. Lawrence has had to get to a know a new head coach the last two seasons while learning a new offensive system, but this year he can just focus on fine-tuning his fundamentals. The Jaguars finished Lawrence's second NFL season with an offense ranked 10th in scoring and points. "Not having that stress of just learning the playbook, I can just really focus on my game and my mechanics," Lawrence said. Over Weeks 9 to 18, the 23-year-old ranked second in completion percentage and passer rating and threw 15 TDs and only two picks. After his impressive 2022 campaign, Lawrence's fantasy needle is pointing firmly upwards as a midrange QB1 in fantasy.

    Jun 6 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence
  • Jets Won't Hold Mandatory Minicamp

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    The New York Jets have decided not to hold their mandatory minicamp next week, according to a source. Head coach Robert Saleh attributed the decision to skip the practices to the team's accelerated training camp schedule. The Jets will begin that stage of offseason work a week earlier than most teams as they prepare for the Hall of Fame game against the Browns on Aug. 3. The Jets are currently in the middle of their final week of organized team activities as part of Phase 3 of the offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles are currently the only other team not scheduled to have a mandatory minicamp this offseason. It's notable for the Jets as they prepare for the first season with quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the helm.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Jets Aaron Rodgers
  • Connor Williams Wants New Contract

    Miami Dolphins center Connor Williams hasn't been present for mandatory minicamp this week as he seeks a new contract. Williams didn't show up to voluntary organized team activities either, which was expected. The Dolphins could work something out with the 26-year-old rather quickly, but in the meantime he'll be missing valuable repetitions with the offense. The former second-rounder in 2018 started all 17 games at center for the Dolphins in his first year in Miami after spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. Until Williams returns to the team, Dan Feeney and Alama Uluave will likely split reps at the pivot.

    Jun 6 · Source via Miami Dolphins Connor Williams
  • Aaron Rodgers Won't Do 11-On-11 Drills Tuesday

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) won't be doing 11-on-11 drills at organized team activities on Tuesday, but he'll do everything else. Rodgers suffered a minor calf strain at the beginning of OTAs, and while it's really nothing to worry about, the Jets aren't taking any chances with the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer at this point in the offseason. It would be nice for Rodgers to be on the field developing chemistry with his new teammates in New York, but there's still mandatory minicamps and training camp for that. Rodgers considered retirement in the offseason before being traded to the Jets, and he'll be looking to bounce back after one of the worst seasons of his career in 2022. He has all the weapons in place to turn things around, but Rodgers is best drafted as a high-end QB2 in fantasy.

    Jun 6 · Source via New York Jets Aaron Rodgers
  • Ryan Jensen Not Participating In OTAs

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (knee) is in attendance on Tuesday at organized team activities, but he's not participating while wearing a brace on his left knee. Jensen missed all of the 2022 regular season but returned from his left-knee injury in the playoffs in January and isn't going to be rushed back onto the football field this early in the offseason. It's unclear if the 32-year-old had a setback after playing in the wild-card game against the Dallas Cowboys, but we'll know more about his condition heading into mandatory minicamp at the end of June. If Jensen isn't ready for the start of training camp at the end of July, he could be in danger of missing the start of the 2023 regular season.

    Jun 6 · Source via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ryan Jensen
  • Colt McCoy Taking Part In OTAs

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    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy (elbow) was taking part in organized team activities on Monday. All signs point to McCoy, who is back after dealing with an elbow injury last year that lingered into the offseason, getting a sizeable workload this year with Kyler Murray (knee) not expected to be ready for the start of the season. "For me, my No. 1 priority is learning the system," McCoy said. The veteran signal-caller went 3-3 while completing 71% of his passes for 1,520 yards, four TDs and four interceptions in six games in place of the injured Murray in his first two years in the desert. Arizona also has David Blough and Jeff Driskel at the position, but McCoy has the most experience and is expected to start in Week 1 this fall.

    Jun 6 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Colt McCoy
  • Chase Young "Absolutely" Remains A Starter

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    Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said that defensive end Chase Young (knee) "absolutely" remains a starter heading into the 2023 season. Rivera is also confident that Young's knee is healthy, but "the proof will be in the pudding." The Commanders decided to decline the 24-year-old pass-rusher's fifth-year option after he was limited to just three games in 2022. The former second overall pick in 2020 was a Pro Bowler in his rookie campaign when he had 7.5 sacks, but he's played in just 12 games since then and will need to prove himself all over again to both the Commanders and fantasy managers in IDP leagues.

    Jun 6 · Source via Washington Commanders Chase Young
  • Sam Howell, Jacoby Brissett Officially In Competition

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    Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said that he still considers it to be a competition this offseason between quarterbacks Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett. However, Howell has taken all of the first-team repetitions so far this offseason. While the team continues to say it's an open competition, all signs point to the starting job being Howell's to lose this summer at training camp. The 30-year-old Brissett filled in admirably in Cleveland in 2022 while Deshaun Watson was suspended, but the Commanders would rather give the younger Howell a chance to prove himself in 2023. But if Howell begins the season as the starter and struggles, Washington could absolutely move to Brissett at some point. Neither QB is anything more than a weak QB2 option in superflex leagues.

    Jun 6 · Source via Washington Commanders Jacoby Brissett
  • Is Von Miller Injured or Healthy? Will Miller be ready by Week 1?

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    The Buffalo Bills made a splash during the 2022 offseason by signing Von Miller to a massive six-year, $120 million deal. Miller made a great first impression in Buffalo, totaling eight sacks, 12 quarterback hits, and 21 tackles (10 for loss) in his first 11 games with the team. His defensive presence was massive for a playoff team hoping to get to the Super Bowl. But the veteran, unfortunately, suffered a torn ACL in Week 12, which ended his first season in Buffalo early. What's the outlook on Miller now? Will he be ready for Week 1? Let's dive in.   Is Von Miller Injured or Healthy? Miller is almost seven months removed from the ACL tear he suffered on November 24, 2022. Of course, he is not present at the Bills' OTAs to begin the offseason as he works his way back from injury. The recovery time for a torn ACL varies depending on the player, but most should be out for eight to 12 months. So, Miller will enter that timeline at the end of July, right around when Training Camp begins. There's a shot the 34-year-old pass rusher participates and does light work during camp. This was the second ACL tear for Miller in his career (both in the same right knee). He also tore his ACL during the 2013 season in Week 16 but found himself playing just nine months later in Week 1 at 100%. Will history repeat itself?   Will Von Miller be ready by Week 1? When the Bills open the season against the Jets on Monday Night Football, Miller will be 9 1/2 months removed from his ACL injury. That gives the defensive star a hopeful chance to suit in Week 1. Miller also expects to return in Week 1 on Monday night: "You know I love guarantees," Miller told Channel 9NEWS in Denver. "It's me. It's Von. I love guarantees. I want to play. In 2013, I had [ACL] surgery in January, and I played at the beginning of August in the preseason. So that put me around seven months, eight months. "And 10 years removed from that, 2023, I have a whole new outlook. I know exactly where I'm supposed to be at two months, four months, six months, and in the position where I'm at now. I feel great, I feel comfortable. I feel like I'll be ready to go at the start of the season." It's encouraging to see Miller so optimistic in June about his availability in September. There's no guarantee the 12-year NFL vet will be ready for Week 1, but there's a good chance he returns within the first four weeks of the season.

    Jun 6 · Source via Buffalo Bills Von Miller
  • Colt McCoy Considered Retirement

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    With Kyler Murray likely to miss the start of the season, a Cardinals team that has shifted focus toward a rebuild may need to rely on a 14th-year veteran to run the show. Colt McCoy is going into his age-37 season, but he represents the most likely candidate to take the snaps for the Cardinals […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Colt McCoy
  • Duane Brown Addresses Jets' Tackle Outlook

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    Despite being healthy for all of one game over the past two seasons, Mekhi Becton voiced a strong stance against playing right tackle again. The Jets moved Becton from left to right tackle ahead of training camp last year, sliding George Fant to the right side. After Becton’s second major knee injury, the team signed […]

    Jun 6 · Pro Football Rumors New York Jets Aaron Rodgers
  • Cowboys Sign WR Tyron Johnson, Cut WR Antonio Callaway

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    Tyron Johnson has now found a home with a ninth NFL team. The fifth-year wide receiver received a Cowboys workout opportunity Monday, and the team announced an agreement is in place. In a corresponding move, the Cowboys cut wideout Antonio Callaway. The former Browns draftee has joined Johnson in bouncing around the league, but his […]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Antonio Callaway Tyron Johnson KaVontae Turpin
  • Chargers, Justin Herbert Discussing Contract Extension

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    The Los Angeles Chargers remain in talks with Justin Herbert to extend the 25-year-old's contract. Herbert, the No. 6 overall draft pick in 2020, has two years left after the Chargers exercised his fifth-year option earlier this year. Last season, he suffered a cartilage fracture in Week 2 and a torn labrum in his left shoulder in Week 17, and the Chargers' top two wide receivers also missed multiple games with injuries. While Herbert completed 68.2% of his passes, a career-high, and threw interceptions at his lowest ever rate, his touchdown pass total and yard per attempt figure fell to their lowest levels yet. Now with new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore coming in, there is hope that Herbert can get back to the high-end of play he was showing for much of 2021.

    Jun 5 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert
  • Cowboys Negotiating With Trevon Diggs On Extension

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    The Dallas Cowboys are negotiating with star cornerback Trevon Diggs, who is in the last year of his rookie deal, on an extension that could be close to $20 million a year. Diggs will make $4.3 million this year. He ranks as a top-10 cornerback, according to PFF, and he has many years ahead of him. The 24-year-old has led all cornerbacks with 17 interceptions over the past three seasons, including two that he returned for touchdowns. He has also had double-digit pass breakups and over 40 solo tackles every season, making him a quality starting defensive back in IDP fantasy football leagues and an essential asset for the Cowboys' defense that increases the value of their DST in fantasy football.

    Jun 5 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Trevon Diggs
  • NFL investigating Colts CB Rodgers for betting

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    The NFL is investigating Colts cornerback and kick returner Isaiah Rodgers for possible violations of the league's gambling policy.

    Jun 5 · ESPN Indianapolis Colts Isaiah Rodgers
  • Ravens To Sign WR Laquon Treadwell

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    The Ravens’ re-tooling of the receiver room continues. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Laquon Treadwell has agreed to terms on a deal with Baltimore (Twitter link). Pelissero’s colleague Ian Rapoport tweets that the deal will be signed tomorrow. The move represents another (albeit more minor) addition at the WR spot for the Ravens, a […]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Baltimore Ravens Nelson Agholor Rashod Bateman Devin Duvernay Zay Flowers James Proche Laquon Treadwell
  • Lawrence relishing 1st normal offseason with Jags

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    Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence says having the same staff and system in place this offseason for the first time "feels good" and gives him the chance to just focus on getting better.

    Jun 5 · ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence
  • Cowboys release WR Callaway following arrest

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    The Cowboys have released wide receiver Antonio Callaway following his arrest for driving with a suspended license. He was signed to the Cowboys practice squad last November, but did not dress in a game.

    Jun 5 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Antonio Callaway
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