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  • Joshua Palmer Practicing This Week

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    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Joshua Palmer (knee), who has been rehabbing a knee injury that kept him out of six games last year, said he got the most repetitions of the offseason in Tuesday's organized team activities. After posting a career-best 58.1 receiving yards per game last year, Palmer's role is set to increase even more in 2024 now that both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen are out of town. However, he'll still be competing for targets with former first-rounder Quentin Johnston and second-round rookie Ladd McConkey, not to mention DJ Chark. The Bolts' offense is also transitioning to a run-first unit under head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, so Palmer is far from a lock to break out this year. However, the 24-year-old's big-play ability makes him enticing as WR depth.

    Jun 5 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Joshua Palmer
  • Drake Maye Receives Praise From Offensive Coordinator

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    New England Patriots rookie quarterback Drake Maye, the third overall pick of this year's NFL draft, has been impressing offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt this offseason. "He's been impressive," Van Pelt said. Maye took snaps as the top backup in Tuesday's organized team activities after previously working as the No. 3 option. While Van Pelt has praised Maye early on, he's also preaching patience with the rookie. Maye has quickly adapted the footwork chances the coaches have taught him, allowing him to play more in rhythm. Van Pelt reiterated that veteran Jacoby Brissett remains the starter and has had an "exceptional spring" by showing "great command of the offense." The Pats are hoping Maye is the starter of the future, but all indications are that he'll begin the year holding a clipboard for Brissett on the sideline. "There is no timetable" for Maye to be the starter, Van Pelt said.

    Jun 5 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Chiefs Sign First-Round WR Xavier Worthy, Wrap Draft Class Deals

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    Opting to downgrade in wide receiver talent upon trading Tyreek Hill in 2022, the Chiefs managed fine without the All-Pro weapon. The team is riding back-to-back Super Bowl wins. Though, the wideout issues from last season clearly played a lead role in Kansas City's 2024 offseason plan. The team signed Marquise Brown to a one-year [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Kansas City Chiefs Xavier Worthy Marquise Brown
  • Tyreek Hill Addresses Contract Situation

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    Although Tyreek Hill's four-year, $120MM contract held the belt for most lucrative wide receiver deal for 25 months, this offseason's developments have made the contract look Dolphins-friendly. Prior to Amon-Ra St. Brown, A.J. Brown and Justin Jefferson raising the AAV bar past Hill's $30MM number and the Dolphins giving Jaylen Waddle more in total guarantees [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Miami Dolphins Tyreek Hill
  • Brevin Jordan Receiving Praise From Coaching Staff

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    Houston Texans tight end Brevin Jordan has been receiving praise from head coach DeMeco Ryans. Ryans told the media that Jordan is "playing fast and confidently and making some great catches." Jordan served as the backup tight end in Houston last season to Dalton Schultz and finished the campaign with 219 yards and two touchdowns on 17 catches. While this is a great sign for the 23-year-old in the long term, he still should be expected to retain a similar second-string role to Schultz in 2024. However, the former fifth-round pick has flashed at times with an eye-catching 7.6 average yards after the catch, which places him in the top-95th percentile among all tight ends, and he had an impressive 76-yard score in the wild-card game last season. Jordan could emerge as a fantasy-viable tight end if Schultz were to miss time, but for now, he has a difficult path to consistent playing time.

    Jun 5 · Source via Houston Texans Brevin Jordan Dalton Schultz
  • John Ross Getting First-Team Reps

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    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver John Ross was getting first team reps on Wednesday in OTAs, according to Eagles reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks. The 28-year-old agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles on May 23 and has already begun to have opportunities with the first team. The former Washington product was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals but has unfortunately been unable to perform in the NFL. He had a season-high of only 506 yards in 2019 and has yet to come close to that total over the past four seasons. He announced his retirement last summer but appears to be eyeing an NFL comeback. Currently, the Eagles wide receiver room is highlighted by A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith but is lacking a consistent number three option. Ross could become a name to mention throughout training camp in July if he continues to earn opportunities with the starting staff.

    Jun 5 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles John Ross
  • Anthony Richardson Seen With Trainers On Wednesday

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) was seen with trainers on Wednesday during OTAs. Colts writer James Boyd of the Athletic said that trainers were looking at Richardson's shoulder throughout the day, but nobody seemed worried. As a result, Joe Flacco took the majority of first-team reps this afternoon. This should be seen as precautionary, as the former Florida Gator expressed last week on the Pat McAfee show that his shoulder was at "95 percent" as he has been recovering from a season-ending shoulder surgery he underwent last October. The 22-year-old will be a popular breakout pick in drafts later this summer, as he flashed elite upside in four games last season with 577 yards through the air and 136 yards on the ground with seven total scores. Richardson also has elite playmakers around him in Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman, and second-round pick Adonai Mitchell which further boost his fantasy stock.

    Jun 5 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Anthony Richardson Michael Pittman
  • Jayden Daniels Building Chemistry With Revamped Offensive Line

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    Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels has begun to build chemistry with the revamped offensive line in the nation's capital, especially with center Tyler Biadasz. Biadasz played under newly named Washington Head Coach Dan Quinn in Dallas and was one of the best centers available on the market in free agency this spring. Biadasz was brought in to help bolster a weak Commanders line that surrendered the second most sacks last season and finished with the sixth-fewest total rushing yards. Zach Selby, a senior writer for the Commanders reported that Daniels and Biadasz have begun to build a strong relationship and chemistry on the field during the early part of OTAs. This is a great sign for dynasty managers who selected the former LSU product early in their rookie drafts. By having a strong line in front of him, Daniels will be put on a great path to succeed in his rookie campaign and will have more time in the pocket to get the ball to the newly acquired Austin Ekeler and pro-bowl wideout Terry McLaurin.

    Jun 5 · Source via Washington Commanders Jayden Daniels
  • Chase Claypool Showing Consistency At OTAs

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    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Chase Claypool has been the most consistent receiver through OTAs so far in Buffalo, according to Bills beat writer Matt Parrino. Claypool signed a one-year contract with the Bills earlier this month and is expected to have a depth role in the offense in 2024. However, the 25-year-old has performed well through the early part of OTAs and is making a strong case to not only make the 53-man roster but have a steady role in this offense. Currently, the Buffalo wide receiver room consists of Khalil Shakir, veterans Curtis Samuel and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Florida State rookie Keon Coleman, who was drafted with the 33rd overall pick this spring. This is a story to monitor over the course of the offseason, as Claypool could be an enticing late-round pick in deeper leagues if he earns a starting role in this offense.

    Jun 5 · Source via Buffalo Bills Chase Claypool
  • Latest On Buccaneers, T Tristan Wirfs

    Tristan Wirfs is not expected to join some of this year's contract-seeking players in skipping minicamp. The All-Pro Buccaneers tackle is on track to show for the team's mandatory workouts next week, ESPN.com's Jenna Laine notes. This is not believed to be a contentious negotiation, even though Wirfs has skipped Bucs OTAs. He is viewed [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Talanoa Hufanga Aiming To Play In Week 1

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    San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga (knee) said his goal is to be available in Week 1 of the 2024 NFL season after suffering a torn ACL in the Week 11 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2021 fifth-round pick and 2022 Pro Bowl selection hopes he can return at some point in training camp later this summer to ramp up for regular-season action. August 19 will mark nine months since his right ACL tear, so there's a chance he will achieve his goal. That said, it's early in the offseason, so there will be plenty of updates on his status. Hufanga should start alongside second-year safety Ji'Ayir Brown as soon as he's fully cleared for action. The 24-year-old USC product has tallied 181 tackles, two sacks, seven interceptions, and 14 pass deflections through his first 42 games. In IDP leagues, he scored the fourth-most fantasy points among safeties in 2022.

    Jun 5 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Talanoa Hufanga
  • N'Keal Harry Up To 240 Pounds

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver N'Keal Harry is reportedly up to 240 pounds in preparation for his attempted move to tight end. The 2019 first-round pick by the New England Patriots out of Arizona State has not found success at receiver through his first five NFL campaigns, and there have been a few success stories of players moving to tight end. Harry said heard "whispers" during his career about moving to tight end, but the Vikings were the first team to broach it with him with the idea. With T.J. Hockenson (knee) likely out of action to begin 2024 after a late-season ACL tear last year, it will be interesting to see if Harry can carve out a role in the new-look Vikings offense led by Sam Darnold or J.J. McCarthy. He's not on the fantasy radar in regular leagues, but deep-league dynasty fantasy managers could take a flyer on him.

    Jun 5 · Source via Minnesota Vikings N'Keal Harry
  • Chris Olave Dealing With Banged-Up Shoulder

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave (shoulder) is wearing a non-contact jersey at summer practices due to a shoulder injury he suffered in the weight room a few weeks ago. However, head coach Dennis Allen said the former first-round pick has been going through full practices anyway, so this minor ailment shouldn't cause much concern. The 23-year-old has been fantastic through his first two NFL seasons, securing 159 of his 257 targets for 2,165 yards and nine touchdowns in 31 games. While Derek Carr isn't viewed as a high-level quarterback, he's been good enough to support fantasy WR1s throughout his career. New Orleans failed to add significant target competition this offseason, meaning Olave remains a WR1 candidate in his third NFL campaign.

    Jun 5 · Source via New Orleans Saints Chris Olave Derek Carr
  • Corey Linsley Released By Chargers, Expected To Retire

    Veteran center Corey Linsley, who is expected to announce his retirement this offseason, was released by the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday. The two-time All-Pro selection spent the last three seasons with L.A. after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Linsley played just three games in 2023 due to a heart-related health issue, and the 32-year-old looks to be headed toward life after football. Overall, the former fifth-round pick started in 132 games and was viewed as one of the game's best centers over the last decade.

    Jun 5 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers
  • Xavier Worthy Agrees To Rookie Deal

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Xavier Worthy has agreed to terms to sign his rookie contract, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero. The 21-year-old out of Texas saw his fantasy football stock skyrocket after posting an NFL-record 4.21 forty-yard dash and being drafted by Kansas City with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The speedster has intriguing upside playing with Patrick Mahomes, but injury risk could be present since he is under 170 pounds. Worthy already suffered a minor hamstring injury this offseason, which is concerning given the numerous wideouts that have missed games with lingering hamstring issues over the last few seasons. Nonetheless, he's a clear first-round pick in rookie drafts.

    Jun 5 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Xavier Worthy
  • Eberflus wants to see Williams improve cadence

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    Bears coach Matt Eberflus spoke of using "cadence as a weapon on offense" and mentioned it as an area rookie QB Caleb Williams will need to improve in after multiple offside penalties during Tuesday's minicamp session.

    Jun 5 · ESPN Chicago Bears Caleb Williams
  • O'Connell: Vikes 'never' mulled trading Jefferson

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    Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said Tuesday the Vikings never considered trading Justin Jefferson as he wanted to "unequivocally" tamp down any and all rumors.

    Jun 5 · ESPN Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Matthew Stafford Expected To Attend Minicamp

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    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is still seeking more guaranteed money in the final two years of his current deal, but despite that, he is expected to attend mandatory minicamp next week. Stafford has also been in attendance for voluntary workouts all offseason. He is signed through the 2026 season but only has $15 million guaranteed in the final two years of his deal and none beyond 2024. The 36-year-old veteran played in just nine games in 2022 due to injury but apparently wants to continue playing for at least the next three years. The former first overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 2009 out of Georgia played in 15 regular-season games last year and threw for 3,965 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions to finish as the QB15 in fantasy. Stafford has plenty to work with in the passing attack with Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, but he's going to need to be very efficient and stay healthy to be in play as even a low-end QB1.

    Jun 5 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Matthew Stafford
  • A rarity for the Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott as part of a running back by committee in 2024

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    The days of Elliott toting the ball 300 times are gone, so Dallas is leaning into a group effort this season.

    Jun 5 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • 49ers Extend RB Christian McCaffrey

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    The 49ers' acquisition of Christian McCaffrey brought in a high-priced running back with three-plus years remaining on his contract. McCaffrey has proven tremendously valuable for his second NFL team, and he entered the 2024 offseason with two seasons left on his Panthers-constructed deal. McCaffrey and the 49ers have reached an agreement on a new contract [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Cowboys Prepared To Make Strong Dak Prescott Offer

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    Plenty of extension candidates and recipients have come through Cowboys headquarters in recent years, as the team has strung together three straight 12-win seasons. But this profiles as a unique offseason for the oft-discussed franchise, as three cornerstone players -- Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons -- are each extension-eligible. Both Prescott and Lamb [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • WR Brandon Aiyuk Not Present At 49ers' Minicamp

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    While the 49ers' Christian McCaffrey extension ensures they have one fewer key player who would be in a contract year come 2025, Brandon Aiyuk remains unsigned beyond this season. Attached to a fifth-year option, the standout wide receiver continues to stay away from his team. Aiyuk joined CeeDee Lamb by failing to report for his [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Keenan Allen Open To Bears Extension

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    The Bears acquired veteran wideout Keenan Allen with the understanding that it could be a one-season pairing. While the two sides have yet to discuss an extension, Allen made it clear that he'd be interested in re-signing with Chicago...although the Bears would have to pay him accordingly. [RECENT: WR Keenan Allen Addresses Chargers Departure] "I'm [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Chicago Bears Keenan Allen
  • Bills Sign Cole Bishop, Seven Other Draft Picks

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    The Bills signed a significant portion of their draft class today. The team announced that they've signed the following players to rookie contracts: Round 2, No. 60: Cole Bishop (S, Utah) Round 3, No. 95 (from Chiefs): DeWayne Carter, DT (Duke) Round 4, No. 128: Ray Davis (RB, Kentucky) Round 5, No. 141 (from Giants [...]

    Jun 5 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Cole Bishop DeWayne Carter Ray Davis
  • James Bradberry Working At Safety

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    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that cornerback James Bradberry is taking repetitions at safety during offseason organized team activities. It's unclear if it will be a permanent move for Bradberry in 2024 and beyond, but it's something interesting to track as we head into training camp at the end of July next month. The Eagles drafted rookie cornerback Quinyon Mitchell in the first round in April, so he's penciled in to start across from Darius Slay in Philadelphia's secondary this year, which leaves the Eagles looking to take advantage of Bradberry's versatility at the safety position. The 30-year-old former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2016 has 78 total solo tackles, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 30 passes defended in 33 regular-season starts for the Eagles the last two years.

    Jun 5 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles James Bradberry Quinyon Mitchell Darius Slay
  • Packers, Jordan Love Hoping To Complete Extension Before Training Camp

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    Jordan Love's first season as a starter couldn't have gone much better, but the former first-round pick only has a year remaining on his contract. Predictably, both Love and the Packers are interested in a long-term arrangement, and it sounds like both sides are motivated to complete a deal sooner than later. [RELATED: Packers Begin [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Green Bay Packers Jordan Love
  • Titans Sign DT T'Vondre Sweat, Complete Rookie Signings

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    The Titans have officially signed their entire draft class. The team announced today that they've inked second-round defensive tackle T'Vondre Sweat to his four-year rookie contract. Sweat gradually took on a larger role during his time at Texas, culminating in a 2023 campaign where he earned the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award, [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Tennessee Titans T'Vondre Sweat
  • Colts Sign Round 2 WR Adonai Mitchell, Wrap Draft Class Deals

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    Four Day 2 picks are now part of the Colts' wide receiver depth chart -- to the point the most recent of those selections might not start early. But Adonai Mitchell will almost definitely see a key role for Indianapolis before season's end. The Colts used the No. 52 overall pick on Mitchell, and the [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Indianapolis Colts Adonai Mitchell
  • Latest On Bengals, WR Ja'Marr Chase

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    The most recent update on the Ja'Marr Chase contract situation indicated he and the Bengals would wait for Justin Jefferson's extension to be signed before working out their own. With that important domino having now fallen, Chase's status will again garner attention. Jefferson met his target of topping all non-quarterbacks with respect to AAV on his Minnesota pact [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Cincinnati Bengals Ja'Marr Chase
  • N'Keal Harry Working With Tight Ends

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver N'Keal Harry is working with the team's tight ends this offseason to see if he can carve out a role, according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert. He is still being listed as a wide receiver, but the 6-foot-4 pass-catcher could make the transition to tight end. Harry was selected with the No. 32 overall pick by the New England Patriots in 2019, but he has not found his place in the NFL thus far. Through his first 40 games with the Patriots and Chicago Bears, he's collected just 64 receptions for 714 yards and five touchdowns. With T.J. Hockenson (knee) expected to miss the start of the season after suffering a late-season ACL tear in 2023, Harry could be an interesting player to monitor as this development progresses. For now, he is far from the fantasy football radar.

    Jun 4 · Source via Minnesota Vikings N'Keal Harry
  • Joe Burrow Takes Scheduled Day Off On Tuesday

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    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) did not participate in Tuesday's workouts, according to NFL.com. However, head coach Zac Taylor said part of his return plan from last year's season-ending injury includes one day off each week this offseason. The organization is going to be extra cautious with the $275 million signal-caller, especially since he has missed at least six games in two of his first four NFL seasons. Assuming Burrow can stay healthy in 2024, he has mid-range QB1 upside in fantasy football. Tee Higgins is likely to remain on the roster for at least this season, and Ja'Marr Chase could be entering his prime heading into his age-24 season.

    Jun 4 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Safety Daniel Scott Suffers Torn Achilles

    Indianapolis Colts safety Daniel Scott (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles in practice last week, effectively putting an end to his 2024 campaign. This is unfortunate news, especially since Scott missed his entire rookie season last year with a torn ACL. The 2023 fifth-round pick out of California was a two-time All-Pac-12 performer in college and was expected to provide depth in the Colts' backend this season. After the new injury, Scott will be 26 years old before he has the chance to hit the field for a regular season game.

    Jun 4 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Daniel Scott
  • Commanders Sign Kicker Ramiz Ahmed

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    The Washington Commanders signed free-agent kicker Ramiz Ahmed on Tuesday, according to NFL.com. The move comes just a day after the team released Brandon McManus following sexual assault allegations. Ahmed, who went undrafted out of Nevada in 2019, has not attempted a kick in the NFL, and he's only appeared in one game. He spent time with the Birmingham Stallions of the United Football League (UFL) in 2024 and made 10 of his 13 field goal tries. Although this signing is seemingly out of nowhere, he is currently the only kicker on the roster and could make a run at the starting gig.

    Jun 4 · Source via Washington Commanders Brandon McManus
  • Treylon Burks Contributing On Special Teams

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    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks was working as a gunner on the punt team on Tuesday, and he might need to carve out a role on special teams to ensure he's on the team's active roster in 2024. When asked if Burks will have to contribute on special teams, head coach Brian Callahan said, "Absolutely, he's going to have to contribute. You only get so many hats on game day, and if he's one of those guys on game day, we're going to have to find a place for him." This is far from a great sign for dynasty fantasy managers holding Burks on rosters, and the report will likely drop his 2024 fantasy value even further. If he fails to make an impact on special teams, he could find himself as a healthy scratch during the regular season. On the flip side, the team being willing to put him on special teams indicates he's likely stuck in the WR4 role behind DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, and Tyler Boyd. Even if one of those players gets injured, his fantasy floor would be low, and his ceiling would be limited based on his production through his first 22 NFL games (665 yards).

    Jun 4 · Source via Tennessee Titans Treylon Burks
  • Laremy Tunsil, Tytus Howard Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

    Houston Texans offensive tackles Laremy Tunsil (knee) and Tytus Howard (knee) are expected to be ready for training camp this summer after undergoing offseason surgery. The two bookends can be one of the league's best tackle duos, but Tunsil missed three games in 2023, while Howard missed 10. It's a good sign that both players will be available when it matters most, and if they can stay healthy throughout the 2024 campaign, signal-caller C.J. Stroud has an even better chance to make the next step into the elite quarterback conversation. Joe Mixon could also be set to run behind one of the best offensive lines of his career, and the standout tackles have a lot to do with that.

    Jun 4 · Source via Houston Texans Tytus Howard Laremy Tunsil
  • Miles Sanders Held Out On Tuesday With Heel Injury

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    Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders (heel) did not practice on Tuesday due to a heel injury. The 27-year-old had a flare-up and is being held out as a precaution, according to head coach Dave Canales. While he's expected to be fine, missing practice time is not ideal after the team selected Jonathon Brooks (knee) in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Sanders is coming off his worst season as a pro. He accounted for just 432 rushing yards and one touchdown while averaging an abysmal 3.3 yards per carry. Chuba Hubbard outperformed him last year, and Brooks is likely to be heavily involved in the Carolina rushing attack when he's fully healthy. It would be a surprise if Sanders becomes anything close to a weekly contributor to fantasy squads this season.

    Jun 4 · Source via Carolina Panthers Miles Sanders
  • Noah Brown Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Noah Brown (shoulder) is still recovering from labrum surgery on his shoulder for an injury that he suffered in the playoff game against the Cleveland Browns in January. However, the expectation is that he'll be ready for training camp at the end of July. Brown signed a one-year, $5 million maximum value deal in the offseason with $3 million guaranteed. As long as the 28-year-old pass-catcher doesn't suffer a setback in training camp or the preseason, he should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The former seventh-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 out of Ohio State caught 33 passes for a career-high 567 yards and two touchdowns in 10 regular-season games (seven starts) in his first year in Houston, but he'll probably have a tough time replicating that in 2024 after Houston added Stefon Diggs to the WR room.

    Jun 4 · Source via Houston Texans Noah Brown
  • WR CeeDee Lamb Absent From Cowboys' Minicamp

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    CeeDee Lamb, like many other extension-eligible players, skipped organized team activities. In the case of the Cowboys, their offseason program has now shifted to mandatory minicamp but the standout receiver is still not present. Lamb has not been seen at the first day of minicamp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network notes. His absence is expected [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Breece Hall Working Off To The Side Tuesday

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that running back Breece Hall (lower body) is "dealing with some lower-half stuff," but the team isn't concerned about it right now. Hall is set to work off to the side again on Tuesday. The 23-year-old was also working off to the side in a rehab group at organized team activities open to the media last week. It sounds like a minor injury, but it's something to keep an eye on as we approach the start of training camp at the end of July. As long as Hall is back on the field then, fantasy managers looking to draft him as an RB1 this fall shouldn't have anything to worry about. The former second-rounder in 2022 out of Iowa State tore his ACL in his rookie year but bounced back last year to finish with 994 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 223 carries, adding 76 receptions for 591 yards and another four scores. If Hall can stay healthy in 2024, he should be a lock for his first 1,000-yard season.

    Jun 4 · Source via New York Jets Breece Hall
  • Brandon Aiyuk Hasn't Reported To Minicamp

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    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has not reported to the team's mandatory minicamp this week as he seeks a new contract. Aiyuk will be subject to fines for however long he's not in attendance. The 26-year-old former first-rounder hasn't been present for any of the voluntary organized team activities this offseason either, so his absence at minicamp isn't a big surprise as he seeks a new long-term contract extension from the team. If he plays under his current deal in 2024, he'll earn $14.124 million in the final year of his rookie contract. Aiyuk had the finest year of his career in 2023 with 75 receptions on 105 targets for a career-high 1,342 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 16 regular-season starts. He's now had back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns with 15 touchdowns and should eventually be paid a handsome sum to stay in the Bay Area.

    Jun 4 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Haason Reddick Expected To Attend Mandatory Minicamp

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that linebacker Haason Reddick, who has been absent for voluntary organized team activities this offseason, should be in attendance for the team's mandatory minicamp next week. "We know he's working his tail off to get where he needs to get to to have a productive '24 season," Saleh said. The Jets acquired Reddick in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason, but he has yet to join his new team. The 29-year-old has expressed a desire for a new contract as he enters the final year of his current contract, so that's the most likely reason he hasn't reported to the Jets yet. When he is back on the field, Reddick will join an already strong Jets defense. Reddick has been a Pro Bowler each of the last two years with the Eagles, racking up 27 sacks in 34 regular-season games.

    Jun 4 · Source via New York Jets Haason Reddick
  • Xavier Legette Still Dealing With Hamstring Injury

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    Carolina Panthers rookie first-round wide receiver Xavier Legette (hamstring) is still dealing with a hamstring issue that popped up last week as the voluntary organized team activities continue this week. The 23-year-old pass-catcher is dealing with a little tightness in his hamstring. The issue doesn't appear to be very serious, but the Panthers are taking it easy on their first draft pick from this year. Even though Legette's injury isn't serious, he's missing more valuable reps at OTAs as he learns a new offense and tries to gain chemistry with second-year quarterback Bryce Young. As long as Legette is ready to go for the start of training camp at the end of July, it shouldn't affect his fantasy draft stock much in 2024. The 32nd overall pick in April out of South Carolina will have an uphill battle for weekly fantasy relevance in his rookie campaign with both Diontae Johnson and Adam Thielen stealing precious targets from him in an offense that looked terrible in 2023.

    Jun 4 · Source via Carolina Panthers Xavier Legette
  • Ezekiel Elliott To Be Involved In Committee In Return To Dallas

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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will use a running-back-by-committee approach in 2024, although the exact members of the committee backfield aren't entirely clear yet. At the very least, it should be veteran Ezekiel Elliott and Rico Dowdle, with Royce Freeman, Deuce Vaughn, Hunter Luepke, Malik Davis, Snoop Conner and rookie Nathaniel Peat competing for roster spots behind them. "Two or three [running backs], whatever it takes," McCarthy said. Elliott has the best credentials with 8,904 career rushing yards, but he won't be asked to do what he did in his first stint with Dallas, when he averaged 268.7 carries per season. He had career-lows in rushing yards (642), touchdowns (three) and carries (184) last year with the Patriots, and those numbers could dip further in 2024 back in Dallas in an RB committee.

    Jun 4 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Tua Tagovailoa Present For Mandatory Minicamp

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    Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Tuesday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is present for mandatory minicamp. "In the flesh," McDaniel said. Tagovailoa is present this week, but he may not do much on the field as he seeks a contract extension that the two sides have been discussing for some time. The 26-year-old former first-rounder wasn't involved as much in voluntary organized team activities this offseason as he has been in years past, but that's also likely related to his contract demands, and it shouldn't be taken in a negative light concerning his 2024 fantasy value. A lighter Tagovailoa should be able to work something out with Miami before the start of the regular season. He had a career year in 2023 and should once again lead a high-scoring Dolphins offense with one of the best one-two punches at wideout in the lead. However, Tagovailoa lacks high-end QB1 upside because of his lack of rushing production.

    Jun 4 · Source via Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa
  • Christian McCaffrey Resets RB Market, Signs Two-Year Extension

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    Reigning Offensive Player of the Year and San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey has once again reset the running back market by signing a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that averages $19 million per year, according to sources. McCaffrey will receive an additional $8 million over what he was scheduled to make in the first two years while adding $24 million in guarantees. The 27-year-old's $19 million annual average makes him the league's highest-paid RB, for good reason. CMC finished third in the MVP voting in 2023 after going for 2,023 scrimmage yards with 21 touchdowns in 16 regular-season games. McCaffrey hasn't been immune to the injury bug in his career, but when he's healthy, he's a league-winner as the heartbeat of the Niners' offense. He should go first overall in most fantasy drafts this fall.

    Jun 4 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • S Budda Baker Hopes To Remain With Cardinals Beyond 2024

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    The Cardinals' 2023 offseason included a Budda Baker trade request which lasted for months. The Pro Bowl safety ultimately worked out short-term resolution to his contract status, but he remains a pending free agent. Baker saw his 2023 earnings bumped up via incentives as a result of the deal reached last summer. He is now due $14.6MM [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Budda Baker
  • CeeDee Lamb Not Reporting To Mandatory Minicamp

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has not been spotted for the team's mandatory minicamp, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Lamb was also absent for voluntary OTAs, but his absence from mandatory team activities subjects him to fines. The 25-year-old is seeking a contract extension. Wide receivers Justin Jefferson, A.J. Brown, Amon-Ra. St Brown, and Jaylen Waddle all signed deals this offseason that come with an average salary of at least $28.25 million. Meanwhile, DeVonta Smith, Nico Collins, Michael Pittman Jr., and Calvin Ridley also signed high-dollar contracts. After Lamb caught a league-leading 135 passes for 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2023, he's likely to surpass the 30 million dollar salary range when he is ultimately extended. His early absence this offseason is not ideal, but it should not concern fantasy managers about his 2024 season availability yet. Lamb is in consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy football this year, especially in PPR setups.

    Jun 4 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Eagles Process Retirements For C Jason Kelce, DT Fletcher Cox

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    The retirements of life-long Eagles Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox have been news for some time now. With Kelce exploring media opportunities and Cox seeing a decreased workload in 2023, both players confirmed that they would be hanging up their cleats after spending the entirety of their careers in Philadelphia. Despite the news being well-known, [...]

    Jun 4 · Pro Football Rumors Philadelphia Eagles Fletcher Cox
  • Arik Armstead Should Be Good For Training Camp

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    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said on Monday that defensive lineman Arik Armstead (knee) should be cleared for the start of training camp in late July. Armstead had offseason surgery to fix a torn meniscus that Armstead played through during the team's run to the Super Bowl early this year. The 30-year-old veteran pass-rusher signed a three-year, $51 million deal with the Jaguars in free agency after recording 27 tackles (15 solo), five sacks, four tackles for loss and 13 QB hits in 12 regular-season starts in his ninth and final year in San Francisco. In addition to his knee injury, Armstead also missed time in 2023 with a foot injury. Armstead only played in nine games in 2022 due to injuries, which could become more of an issue now that he's on the wrong side of 30.

    Jun 4 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Arik Armstead
  • AJ Barner Back From Hamstring Injury

    Seattle Seahawks rookie tight end AJ Barner (hamstring) returned to organized team activities on Monday after sitting out of rookie minicamp and OTAs at the end of May with a hamstring injury. It's great news for the fourth-rounder, who can now start to get valuable on-field repetitions as he looks to learn a new offense and get up to speed before training camp starts at the end of July. The 22-year-old figures to be off the redraft fantasy radar in 2024 and should serve as depth at the position in Seattle behind Noah Fant and Pharaoh Brown. Barner is unlikely to play a significant role in his first year in the NFL and was seen on draft day as more of a project heading to the next level. He has an immense wing span and stands at 6-foot-6, but he accumulated only 610 yards and five touchdowns in 40 collegiate games at Indiana and Michigan.

    Jun 4 · Source via Seattle Seahawks AJ Barner
  • Bijan Robinson To Be More Of A Run-First Back?

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    During an interview at organized team activities on Monday, Atlanta Falcons second-year running back Bijan Robinson said the plan this year is to use him as a runner first, kind of "like how they use Christian (McCaffrey) down there in San Francisco," while still being creative with how they use him out of the backfield as a pass-catcher. It will be hard for Atlanta to be more run-heavy on offense than they were last year under head coach Arthur Smith, but the bottom line is that to no one's surprise, Robinson is going to be a focal point for the new offense run by Zac Robinson, a Sean McVay disciple. In an offense that should be able to sustain more drives with quarterback Kirk Cousins, Robinson has high-end RB1 upside going into his sophomore season after totaling 1,463 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in his first year in the NFL in 2023.

    Jun 4 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Packers Sign Second-Round S Javon Bullard

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    The Packers continued to make progress on signing their rookie class today. They've now narrowed their list of unsigned draft picks to one after announcing that second-round safety Javon Bullard has inked his rookie deal. Playing his high school football at Baldwin HS (GA), Bullard chose to stay relatively close to home for college, committing to [...]

    Jun 3 · Pro Football Rumors Green Bay Packers Javon Bullard
  • 49ers, TE Logan Thomas Finalizing Deal

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    Seeing a previous effort to add a backup tight end thwarted by the Lions matching a restricted free agency offer sheet, the 49ers are circling back to the position months later. Logan Thomas is on his way to the Bay Area. The 49ers and the recent Commanders starter are finalizing a deal, according to NFL.com's [...]

    Jun 3 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Logan Thomas
  • Colts hope first-round pick Laiatu Latu bolsters already solid pass rush

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    Adding a first-round pick reflects the importance the Colts put on their pass-rush depth.

    Jun 3 · ESPN Indianapolis Colts Laiatu Latu
  • WR Marvin Mims Jr. ready for bigger role in Broncos' offense

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    After Jerry Jeudy's trade to the Browns, the second-year wideout is expected to be far more impactful this season.

    Jun 3 · ESPN Denver Broncos Marvin Mims
  • Steelers Sign Round 1 T Troy Fautanu

    Using a first-round pick on a tackle for the second straight year, the Steelers have revamped their situation at this position. The more recent of the two investments, No. 20 overall pick Troy Fautanu, is now signed. The Steelers agreed to terms with Fautanu on Monday, locking him down through the 2027 season. This contract, [...]

    Jun 3 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Fautanu
  • Ja'Marr Chase Unlikely To Get Extension Anytime Soon

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    According to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase isn't expected to be offered a contract extension in the near future. With Justin Jefferson agreeing to a market-altering deal on Monday, Chase and his next contract are the next hot topic of discussion. However, with the Bengals notoriously known for waiting before securing their stars with new deals, Chase may not get an offer on an extension until the summer of 2025. Without question, the former LSU Tiger is worthy of a massive payday. He's appeared in 45 games for the Bengals since being selected with the No. 5 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, accumulating 268 catches for 3,717 yards and 29 touchdowns. As such, Chase will be a first-round fantasy option heading into the 2024-25 campaign with or without a new contract. But he's battled injuries over the years, which fantasy managers may need to deal with throughout the season.

    Jun 3 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Ja'Marr Chase
  • Browns Not Interested In Hunter Renfrow

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    According to Brad Stainbrook of the Orange and Brown Report, the Cleveland Browns aren't interested in signing free-agent wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. There was talk Cleveland would look to sign the wideout, considering his ties to quarterback Deshaun Watson. However, that isn't the case, although Stainbrook believes both sides could "revisit" things once training camp draws closer. Renfrow had logged five seasons with the Raiders after the team selected him in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He appeared in 73 games for the club, amassing 269 catches for 2,884 yards and 17 touchdowns. Unfortunately, his production declined in the last few seasons. At any rate, Renfrow might get some calls from teams around the National Football League over the summer. But he has a way to go before earning a spot on fantasy rosters.

    Jun 3 · Source via Cleveland Browns Hunter Renfrow
  • Logan Thomas Signing With The 49ers

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    According to ESPN's Nick Wagoner, free-agent tight end Logan Thomas agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The 32-year-old began his career by making stops in Buffalo and Detroit. However, he made a name for himself in Washington, where he amassed 184 grabs for 1,685 yards and 14 touchdowns in 52 appearances for the Commanders. While Thomas will be behind George Kittle (abdomen) on the depth chart, he could still get involved enough to warrant a spot on some fantasy rosters. Of course, Thomas' stock will rise higher during the season if Kittle goes down with an injury.

    Jun 3 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Logan Thomas George Kittle
  • Eagles Sign G Max Scharping

    The Eagles have made a depth addition along the interior offensive line. Guard Max Scharping inked a deal on Monday, per a team announcement. The 27-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Bengals, but he was unable to secure playing time on offense during that span. Scharping logged just 43 snaps in Cincinnati, but during the [...]

    Jun 3 · Pro Football Rumors Philadelphia Eagles
  • Evan Engram Has Looked "Fantastic" At OTAs

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    Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram has quietly been one of the best at his position in fantasy football over the last two seasons, and team reporter John Shipley said he has looked "fantastic" this summer at OTAs. The former first-round pick by the New York Giants in 2017 has found a great home with Jacksonville and catching passes from Trevor Lawrence. Over the last two years, he's hauled in 187 passes for 1,729 yards and eight touchdowns. He trails only Travis Kelce in receptions among tight ends since 2022, and his 114 receptions in 2023 rank second-most in a single season for tight ends all-time. After the departure of Calvin Ridley and Zay Jones, Engram should continue to be heavily targeted in 2024. Despite finishing as the TE2 (PPR) last season, he has an average draft position around the TE7 spot. He could provide immense value at cost.

    Jun 3 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Evan Engram
  • Tony Jefferson Attempting NFL Comeback With Chargers

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    Veteran free-agent safety Tony Jefferson will try out for the Los Angeles Chargers roster during the team's upcoming minicamp, according to NFL insider Jordan Schultz. After nine NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Giants, Jefferson announced his retirement in May of 2023. He announced plans to attempt a comeback in May of 2024, and he'll look to crack L.A.'s roster this offseason. Although Jefferson has never made a Pro Bowl or been named to an All-Pro team, he's been a solid and productive player, racking up 491 tackles, 9.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, four interceptions, and 24 pass deflections in 113 career games. If he makes the offseason roster, he'll still have an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster. If he does that, he'll likely be utilized as a depth safety and veteran leader for a rebuilding organization.

    Jun 3 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Tony Jefferson
  • Elijah Moore "Lining Up In Different Spots"

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    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore played 366 slot snaps (18th-most) in his first season with the organization, but head coach Kevin Stefanski said he is lining up in different spots this offseason. After flashing upside and posting 538 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie with the New York Jets, Moore has struggled to enter the fantasy radar over the next two seasons. In his last 33 games with New York and Cleveland, he's hauled in 96 passes for 1,086 yards and just three touchdowns. Amari Cooper should remain the clear No. 1 option in Cleveland's passing attack, and the team added Jerry Jeudy via trade with the Denver Broncos before free agency began. Second-year wideout Cedric Tillman and rookie wideout Jamari Thrash could also compete for snaps, so Moore becoming a more versatile pass-catcher will help his chances of staying on the field. While it's tough to completely give up on Moore in dynasty formats, it would be surprising if he becomes a weekly fantasy contributor in 2024.

    Jun 3 · Source via Cleveland Browns Elijah Moore
  • Jonathan Gannon Praises Marvin Harrison Jr.'s Work Ethic

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    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. He's also the son of a Hall of Fame receiver who dominated while catching passes from Peyton Manning in the early 2000s. However, his last name and draft status have not made him complacent, according to head coach Jonathan Gannon. "He's extremely detailed. He does a lot of extra, probably too much," Gannon said. "I love extra work but you gotta be smart...you can't go seven days in a row." While Gannon is correct, Harrison Jr.'s work ethic is a great sign this early in his career. The 2023 Biletnikoff Award winner is expected to be a true No. 1 wide receiver from the jump, and fantasy managers are expecting a WR1 campaign in fantasy football as a rookie. Outside of tight end Trey McBride, his competition for targets is on the weaker side, so he should earn a respectable target share and provide spike weeks in 2024.

    Jun 3 · Source via Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison
  • Jaguars Rookie David White Jr. Suffers Torn ACL

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver David White Jr. (knee) suffered a torn ACL last week, according to head coach Doug Pederson. It's a tough blow for an undrafted rookie trying to make an impact. White spent the last two years at Western Carolina University and caught 54 passes for 903 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was already a longshot to make the 53-man roster, and now he's even more unlikely to play a snap in 2024.

    Jun 3 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Anthony Richardson Says He's Around 95% Healthy

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    On the Pat McAfee Show on Monday, Indianapolis Colts second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) said he's almost fully recovered from season-ending surgery on his right shoulder last year. "I'm at about 95% right now and it took me about four months to start throwing again," Richardson said. It took Richardson around four months before he could resume throwing and he's been taking part in organized team activities this offseason as he heads into his second year in the NFL. The 22-year-old former first-rounder isn't planning on changing the way he plays to avoid injuries as a runner and he says he's a lot more comfortable in head coach Shane Steichen's offense. Richardson has more injury risk than most QBs because of his propensity to take off and run with the football, but he also has high-end QB1 upside despite playing in only four games in 2023 before getting hurt.

    Jun 3 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Anthony Richardson
  • Trevor Lawrence Wants A New Contract

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    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he would love to have a contract extension in place before training camp begins at the end of July, but it's not going to be an issue for him if he doesn't get it. Lawrence's representatives and the Jaguars have been working on an extension for months, and the deal is expected to make him one of the highest-paid QBs in the NFL in terms of average annual salary. He's entering the final season of a fully-guaranteed, four-year deal worth $36,793,592 that he signed after being taken first overall in the 2021 draft. Lawrence's fifth-year option was picked up, which fully guarantees him $25.664 million in 2025. The 24-year-old said he's more concerned with continuing to develop in his third season in head coach Doug Pederson's offense than with his extension. With better health in 2024, Lawrence could easily take another step forward.

    Jun 3 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence
  • Jelani Woods Standing Out At OTAs

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    Indianapolis Colts former third-round tight end Jelani Woods is entering a pivotal season early in his career, and his blend of size, speed and open-field ability could give the Colts offense the kind of downfield weapon that is tough to find at the position. Injuries have limited Woods early in his career. He played in 15 games (two starts) in his rookie year in 2022 and had 25 catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns, but he didn't play at all in 2023 due to injuries to both of his hamstrings. The 25-year-old changed his training regimen to specifically strengthen his legs this offseason and feels much better. Head coach Shane Steichen said Woods has "been making a ton of plays" at OTAs this offseason. The Colts have a crowded TE room with Woods, Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox, Drew Ogletree and Will Mallory, but if he stays healthy, Woods has the upside to be the Colts' top pass-catching TE.

    Jun 3 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Jelani Woods
  • Bijan Robinson Taking Part In OTAs Monday

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson (ankle) is taking part in organized team activities on Monday. It's great to see that Robinson is already recovered from a minor ankle injury that he suffered during OTAs in May. After being taken with the eighth overall pick in the first round in last year's draft out of Texas, Robinson carried the ball 214 times for 976 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and four touchdowns, adding 58 receptions on 86 targets for 487 yards and four touchdowns through the air in 17 games in his first year in the league. Tyler Allgeier remains in Atlanta's backfield, but the 22-year-old Robinson is the clear lead back and should be able to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in his sophomore campaign if he stays healthy in 2024, especially with veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins taking over an offense that should look to prioritize getting the ball in the hands of its best playmakers more often.

    Jun 3 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Bijan Robinson
  • Gabe Davis Should Be Cleared For Training Camp

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    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said that wide receiver Gabe Davis (knee) should be cleared for training camp this summer. The same can be said for defensive lineman Arik Armstead (knee), who is also recovering from a knee injury this offseason. Davis signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Jaguars in March after spending the first four years of his career with the Buffalo Bills. The 25-year-old deep threat had at least six touchdowns in all four of his seasons in the league, but he's been extremely inconsistent and finished 2023 with 45 catches for 746 yards in 17 regular-season games. Davis will be locked in as a starter in a very capable Jacksonville offense, but he'll be competing for targets with Christian Kirk, first-rounder Brian Thomas and tight end Evan Engram and will likely continue to be a boom-or-bust fantasy asset at wide receiver.

    Jun 3 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Gabriel Davis
  • Cowboys, CeeDee Lamb Expected To "Speed Up" Contract Talks

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    According to sources, contract talks between the Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb are expected to "speed up" beyond its previous pace since "there's at least a number" with the announcement of Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson's record-setting, non-quarterback contract extension on Monday. Jefferson inked a four-year, $140 million extension with the Vikes. Lamb hasn't been in attendance at any of the team's voluntary organized team activities this offseason as he seeks a new contract, which he should get before the start of the 2024 regular season. The 25-year-old led the NFL with 135 receptions last year and went for 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns, making him an elite, high-end WR1 target for fantasy managers this fall.

    Jun 3 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Justin Jefferson Agrees To $140 Million Contract Extension

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    All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson has agreed to a four-year, $140 million contract extension to remain with the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero. The deal makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL and includes $110 million in guaranteed money. The No. 22 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is arguably one of the best players in the league, regardless of position, and he has posted 392 receptions for 5,899 yards and 30 touchdowns through his first 60 games. At just 24 years old, he has been named to three Pro Bowls and three All-Pro squads. He also won the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award after posting 1,809 receiving yards. Jefferson is well on pace to become a future Hall of Famer, so hopefully, he can stay healthy after missing seven games last year. Although he's set to play with Sam Darnold and rookie J.J. McCarthy at quarterback in 2024, he should remain at least a mid-range WR1 in fantasy football.

    Jun 3 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Giants Expect Darren Waller To Retire

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    New York Giants tight end Darren Waller is expected to make a decision on his 2024 playing status by next week's mini-camp, and people in and around the organization expect he will announce his retirement, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN. Waller has had a tough time staying healthy lately, as he's missed 19 games over the last three years with lingering lower-body injuries. The 31-year-old posted consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders in 2019 and 2020, but he hasn't reached 700 yards since. If Waller decides to call it a career, target competition for No. 6 overall pick Malik Nabers will be even further reduced. Meanwhile, Daniel Bellinger and rookie Theo Johnson will likely compete for TE1 duties. Either player will have limited upside in Daniel Jones' offense. Whether Waller continues to play or not, his career exceeded expectations considering he was a converted wide receiver and had fewer than 200 receiving yards to his name in the three years before his 2019 breakout season.

    Jun 3 · Source via New York Giants Darren Waller
  • Commanders Release K Brandon McManus Amid Lawsuit

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    9:58pm: In what will be the final McManus update of the night, Mike Florio of NBC Sports provided some insight into the kicker's compensation as a result of his release. According to Florio, McManus had already been paid half of the $1.5MM signing bonus on his one-year, $3.6MM contract. The remaining $750K of the signing [...]

    Jun 3 · Pro Football Rumors Washington Commanders Brandon McManus
  • Jets Unlikely To Cut WR Allen Lazard, Could Extend CB Michael Carter II

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    We saw reports a couple weeks ago that the Jets would be open to trading away wide receiver Allen Lazard. One thing that's become more than clear, though, is that New York won't likely be cutting him anytime soon, per ESPN's Rich Cimini. The former undrafted free agent out of Iowa State signed a big [...]

    Jun 3 · Pro Football Rumors New York Jets Michael Carter II Allen Lazard
  • Sam Howell Unsure About His Role

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Sam Howell is expected to begin the season behind Geno Smith. However, it appears the former Commander isn't a lock to be the No. 2 signal-caller on the depth chart. "Not much," he said when responding to a question about what he knows about his role heading into the 2023-24 campaign. "They just tell me to keep working and just keep trying to get better every single day, and I'm taking it one day at a time, and I really don't worry too much about the future or what plans they might have for me just because nobody really knows." Howell finished last season by throwing for 3,946 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He also completed 63.4% of his throws and added five rushing touchdowns. As such, the 23-year-old could get a chance under center in Seattle if Smith struggles at any point during the season, assuming he doesn't win the starting job during training camp. As a result, dynasty managers playing in multi-quarterback setups and have room to spare should keep Howell on the roster, at least for now.

    Jun 2 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Sam Howell
  • Brandon McManus Released By The Commanders

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    The Washington Commanders released kicker Brandon McManus on Sunday night. The veteran was recently accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit stemming from several alleged incidents that occurred during an overseas flight last season while he was with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since then, McManus signed a one-year deal with the Commanders in March. However, he'll now be looking for work, although teams will unlikely consider signing him anytime soon.

    Jun 2 · Source via Washington Commanders Brandon McManus
  • Ravens Hope OLB David Ojabo Will Be Cleared By Training Camp

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    The Ravens allowed Jadeveon Clowney, who recorded 9.5 sacks in 2023, to depart in free agency, and they have not added a veteran replacement. Additionally, Baltimore did not select a pass rusher until the third round of this year's draft (Adisa Isaac), so the club will be counting on several young, internal options to step [...]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Baltimore Ravens David Ojabo Adisa Isaac
  • Latest On Jets' Haason Reddick

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    One of the newest members of the Jets' roster, edge defender Haason Reddick, has not been present for the club's two OTA sessions that have been open to the media, as Rich Cimini of ESPN.com observes. Presumably, Reddick has not participated in any of New York's six OTAs to date. Of course, those sessions are [...]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors New York Jets Haason Reddick
  • Chiefs DT Isaiah Buggs Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

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    Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs turned himself in to Tuscaloosa (Al.) police on Thursday after two arrest warrants for misdemeanor animal cruelty were issued for him, as detailed by Ryan Phillips of Patch.com. A subsequent ESPN report noted that Buggs was released on $600 bond and will be required to appear in court on June [...]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Kansas City Chiefs Isaiah Buggs
  • Matt Hennessy Takes Part In OTAs

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Matt Hennessy (knee) has been active during voluntary organized team activities this past week after missing all of the 2023 season due to a serious knee injury. The fact that Hennessy is back on the field before mandatory minicamp and training camp is a good sign that he'll be fully recovered and able to play for the start of the 2024 regular season this fall. The 26-year-old was originally a third-round selection (78th overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in 2020 out of Temple. He played his first three seasons in the league in Atlanta before joining the Eagles before last season. Now that he appears to be past his knee injury, Hennessy figures to serve as a depth option on Philly's O-line behind Landon Dickerson and Tyler Steen.

    Jun 2 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Tyler Steen
  • Deuce Vaughn Seeing Work Out Of The Slot

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    As expected, the Dallas Cowboys have been experimenting with using pint-sized running back Deuce Vaughn as a receiver out of the slot during organized team activities this offseason. The second-year back was seen on Thursday at OTAs taking reps out of the slot as head coach Mike McCarthy looks to add some wrinkles to his offense going into Year 2 as the play-caller. Vaughn has also been taking backup returner reps to KaVontae Turpin. The 5-foot-6 running back saw limited action last year in his rookie campaign, getting just 30 touches for 80 scrimmage yards. But with Tony Pollard gone, Vaughn should see an increase in snaps in Year 2 in 2024. However, he's still currently third on the RB depth chart in Dallas behind Ezekiel Elliott and Rico Dowdle, so he's not going to be on the fantasy radar on draft day in standard 12-team leagues.

    Jun 2 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Deuce Vaughn
  • James Conner Wants To Finish His Career In Arizona

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    Arizona Cardinals veteran running back and team captain James Conner is heading into his eighth NFL season in 2024 and his fourth with the Cardinals. He's coming off his first 1,000-yard season as a professional and said he wouldn't mind finishing his NFL career in the desert. Conner has grown close to quarterback Kyler Murray, spending time together on numerous outings. The 29-year-old veteran is entering the last year of the three-year deal he signed in 2022, which has ended up being a bargain for the Cardinals. "It would be awesome to finish my career here, but nothing changes," Conner said. Rookie third-rounder Trey Benson could eventually take over Conner's spot as the team's lead back, but as far as 2024 in concerned, Conner should remain the team's lead back in what should be an improved offense.

    Jun 2 · Source via Arizona Cardinals James Conner
  • John Ross Ready To Make An Impact For Eagles

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    Former first-round wide receiver John Ross recently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as he looks to revive his NFL career. Ross spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs last July before retiring. Before that, he set a then-NFL record with a 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the combine and was taken ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. He started just one game for Cincy in his rookie season and just 20 total, recording 51 catches for 733 yards and 10 touchdowns in four years. Ross last played in the NFL in 2021 with the Giants, catching 11 passes for 224 yards and one TD. "I haven't lost a step," Ross said. "I'm still the same guy. I feel like I'm better than what I was." The 28-year-old burner is intriguing in Philly's offense, but he'll most likely see most of his playing time on special teams as a kick returner.

    Jun 2 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles John Ross
  • NFL Likely To Rule On Tampering Cases This Week

    A resolution in the alleged free-agent tampering cases of the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles is likely to come this week, according to league sources. The Falcons are being investigated for the contact they may or may not have had with then-free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins before he signed with the team. The Eagles are being investigated for the contact they may or may not have had with then-free-agent running back Saquon Barkley. A league source indicated that the Falcons' alleged transgressions are considered more significant, and the discipline is expected to be more severe for Atlanta. Most recently, the Miami Dolphins forfeited their 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 third-rounder for tampering with quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Sean Payton on three occasions from 2019 to 2022.

    Jun 2 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Philadelphia Eagles
  • Kliff Kingsbury's next mission: Resurrect Washington's woeful offense

    The former Cardinals coach is now in charge of improving a unit that has been one of the NFL's worst for a decade.

    Jun 2 · ESPN Washington Commanders
  • Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals Extension Talks In "Holding Pattern"

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    As the Bengals navigate the Tee Higgins situation, they have another star wideout who's awaiting some financial security. Ja'Marr Chase is now eligible for an extension, and when the Bengals opened their organized team activities on Tuesday, the receiver was not in attendance. [RELATED: WR Ja'Marr Chase Not At Bengals' OTAs] While Chase's absence is [...]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Cincinnati Bengals Ja'Marr Chase Tee Higgins
  • Vikings "Pretty Motivated" To Get Justin Jefferson Deal Finished

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    According to NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, speaking on ESPN's SportsCenter on Saturday morning, the Minnesota Vikings are "pretty motivated" to get a deal finalized with wide receiver Justin Jefferson. The 24-year-old has been a menace for opposing defenses since entering the league, amassing 392 catches for 5,899 yards and 30 touchdowns. Understandably, he wants a lucrative extension, and while there hasn't been much movement on that front, it appears a deal could be reached in the "coming weeks," one that could be "market-altering." Although Jefferson no longer has Kirk Cousins slinging him the ball, the wideout should still be taken early in the first round in nearly every fantasy draft heading into the 2024-25 campaign.

    Jun 1 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Joe Burrow Looking "Great" At OTAs

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    According to Chris Roling of USA Today, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) looked "great" on "most of his throws" during the team's recent OTAs. The signal-caller, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury in a game against the Ravens in mid-November, also "added muscle to his frame." Without question, injuries have been Burrow's biggest issue since entering the National Football League as the No. 1 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. However, if he can remain on the field, he could be a top-five fantasy quarterback, just like in 2022, when he threw for 4,475 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Fortunately, it appears Burrow is taking the steps necessary to ensure he stays healthy during the 2024-25 campaign.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Latest On Steelers' Depth At OLB

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    Outside linebacker is not a position of need for the Steelers. Star pass rusher T.J. Watt led the NFL last year with 19.0 sacks, and though the team's other starter Alex Highsmith only notched seven last year, he showed what he's capable of with a 14.5-sack campaign in 2022. Those two are going to be [...]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Alex Highsmith T.J. Watt
  • 'Super rookie' Kyle Pitts has 'personal vendetta' for comeback season with Falcons

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    Pitts is finally feeling healthy, and he is optimistic the Falcons' new look and system will help him thrive.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Atlanta Falcons Kyle Pitts
  • Broncos Sign WR Troy Franklin, Complete Draft Class Signings

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    The Broncos have officially completed their draft pick signings. According to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, the Broncos have signed Troy Franklin to his rookie deal. The wideout's four-year rookie contract is worth $4.875MM and includes an $854K signing bonus. Franklin was Denver's only remaining unsigned draft pick. After barely missing out on a [...]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Denver Broncos Troy Franklin
  • Latest On Josh Jacobs' Role With Packers

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    While the Packers are set to have plenty of continuity on offense next season, the team will be welcoming in a new starting running back in Josh Jacobs. As Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journals writes, Jacobs was limited through the first few weeks of team workouts thanks to a hamstring injury. However, the [...]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Green Bay Packers Josh Jacobs
  • Micah Parsons Skipping OTAs

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    Dallas Cowboys All-Pro pass-rusher Micah Parsons has not been present for any of the team's voluntary organized team activities the last couple weeks. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Parsons was "in really good shape" but that there is "work to do" with a new defense he will have to catch up on. McCarthy thinks Parsons' next step is to take on more of a leadership role with the younger players and said Parsons' absence at OTAs was a missed opportunity to do that. The Cowboys are in a bit of a transition on defense in 2024 after seeing defensive coordinator Dan Quinn leave to the take the head-coaching job with the division-rival Washington Commanders. Despite not being at OTAs, the 25-year-old former 12th overall pick in 2021 out of Penn State is an elite pass-rusher and will be expensive in IDP fantasy leagues as one of the first defensive players off the board.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • D'Andre Swift Called A "Weapon Back"

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    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus called new running back D'Andre Swift "a weapon back" when asked why the team moved so quickly to sign him in free agency back in March to a three-year, $24 million deal. "You know we really needed that guy that can really operate on third down and even on first or second down and be a weapon in the deep part of the field and the short part of the field and take it the distance. And he's got a lot of gas," Eberflus said. Swift posted his first 1,000-yard season with the Eagles in 2023 and had career-bests in yards, carries (229), first downs (50) and yards per game (65.6). The Bears' offense now has a lot of dangerous weapons around rookie quarterback Caleb Williams, but in fantasy, it may be hard for Swift to match his 2023 exploits with Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson also demanding backfield touches.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears D'Andre Swift
  • Lamar Jackson's OTA Absences Downplayed

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    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and the reigning NFL MVP has been absent for four of the team's first five voluntary organized team activities, including the last one on Thursday. With Jackson gone, veteran backup Josh Johnson has led the first-team offense. "It's this time of year; it's a voluntary time," head coach John Harbaugh said. "It's really not something that we comment on. We can't, and that's just the time of year it is. So I can't speak for anybody that's not here." Jackson has been a regular at the team's OTAs, other than in 2022 when he was engaged in contract talks. He's in the second year of a five-year, $260 million contract. At age 27 last year, he became the youngest two-time NFL MVP since the merger, setting career-highs with 3,678 passing yards and a 67.2% completion rate. Fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about Jackson's OTA absences.

    Jun 1 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • C.J. Uzomah Taking Part In OTAs

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    Philadelphia Eagles tight end C.J. Uzomah (knee) was present for voluntary organized team activities this past week. Uzomah's 2023 season with the New York Jets ended early due to a knee injury, but he's apparently recovered and ready to go with his new team. In 12 contests (eight starts) in his second year with the Jets last year, Uzomah was barely utilized, catching eight of his 12 targets for 58 yards and one touchdown. He wasn't all that much better the year prior, catching 21 of 27 targets for 232 yards and two scores in 15 games (13 starts). The 31-year-old veteran has nine years of NFL experience but will mainly just serve as tight end depth for Philadelphia in 2024, making him pretty irrelevant for fantasy purposes. However, if Dallas Goedert were to miss time with injury, Uzomah could be worth some waiver-wire consideration.

    Jun 1 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles C.J. Uzomah
  • Bo Nix Continues To Impress

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    Denver Broncos rookie first-round quarterback Bo Nix continues to impress the coaching staff after having taken part in rookie minicamp and two weeks of voluntary organized team activities. "He's doing well," head coach Sean Payton said. "He's picking it up, and there's a lot that's going in. He's throwing it extremely well." Nix was selected with the 12th overall pick in April's NFL draft to be the team's franchise signal-caller, and he's competing this offseason with incumbent Jarrett Stidham and former first-rounder Zach Wilson. The 24-year-old has plenty of experience with 61 collegiate starts and appears to have picked things up quickly. We'll have a better idea of how good of a shot Nix has to start under center in Week 1 for the Broncos. If Nix is starting for the Broncos in 2024, he'll be a low-end QB2, at best, in superflex leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Denver Broncos Bo Nix
  • Marvin Mims Jr. Feeling Better Heading Into Second Season

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    Denver Broncos wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. said he's feeling better heading into his second year in the NFL, and the electric return man will also get more chances to return kicks in 2024 with the new league rules. Mims averaged 26.5 yards per kickoff return last year and had one of the league's four return touchdowns. The second-round pick last year was a Pro Bowl returner in his rookie season, but he had only 22 catches for 377 yards and a touchdown as a receiver, with most of the production coming early in the year. The coaching staff struggled to find snaps for Mims behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy is now gone, but Mims will be competing for snaps with Josh Reynolds, Tim Patrick and rookie Troy Franklin. Mims has the potential to make noise as a deep threat once again, but unless an injury opens up consistent snaps for him on offense, he may just be more of a special teams asset for Denver in 2024.

    Jun 1 · Source via Denver Broncos Marvin Mims
  • Buccaneers, WR Chris Godwin Have Not Discussed Extension

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    Mike Evans was one of several finical priorities for the Buccaneers this offseason, and he agreed to a two-year, $41MM deal prior to free agency. That leaves him in place to partner with fellow receiver Chris Godwin for at least one more season, although the latter is entering the final year of his deal. [RELATED: Tristan Wirfs [...]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Godwin Mike Evans
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