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  • Giants WR Allen Robinson: 'I've Got A Couple More Years In Me'

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    Allen Robinson will play for his fourth different team in as many years if he manages to make the Giants' roster in 2024. The veteran receiver acknowledged he was caught off guard by the fact he was a free agent this offseason while adding he has no intention of retiring. The 30-year-old spent last season with [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Allen Robinson
  • Saints Sign Round 2 CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Wrap Draft Class

    The Saints announced on Friday that second-round corner Kool-Aid McKinstry has inked his rookie deal. All members of the team's draft class are now on the books as a result. McKinstry was one of many players believed to be on the fringe of first round consideration leading up to the draft. Expectations were high entering the 2023 [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Kool-Aid McKinstry
  • Lions Sign Second-Round CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr.

    Ennis Rakestraw Jr. is on the books for the first time in his NFL career. The Lions announced on Friday that he has inked his rookie contract. The hosts of the 2024 NFL draft showed a willingness to double-dip at the cornerback spot with their first two selections. After adding Terrion Arnold on Day 1, the Lions [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Detroit Lions Ennis Rakestraw Terrion Arnold
  • Giants Sign Round 2 S Tyler Nubin, Complete Draft Class

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    The Giants announced on Friday that second-round safety Tyler Nubin has signed his rookie deal. As a result, all members of New York's draft class are now on the books. Nubin spent his entire five-year college career at Minnesota. He played in only five games as a freshman, but after that he was a key contributor to [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Tyler Nubin
  • Packers' Eric Stokes Addresses Injury Trouble; Zach Tom, Tucker Kraft Rehabbing Pec Tears

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    Injuries have largely defined Eric Stokes' NFL career thus far. The Packers have seen their 2021 first-round pick miss 21 games over the past two seasons; the Lisfranc injury the cornerback sustained in 2022 is at the root of the availability issues. Once Stokes recovered from his foot issue, hamstring trouble hindered him for most [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Green Bay Packers Tucker Kraft Eric Stokes
  • Tarik Cohen Taking First-Team Reps

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    New York Jets running back Tarik Cohen has not played in an NFL game since the 2020 regular season, but the 28-year-old signed with the organization on May 29 in hopes of keeping his career alive. According to Jets reporter Brandyn Pokrass, Cohen looks shifty and explosive, and he's already running with the first-team offense. It's worth noting Breece Hall (undisclosed) is working in the rehab area at OTAs, but it's still a surprise for Cohen to be involved this early in the process. The former fourth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T spent four seasons with the Chicago Bears from 2017 to 2020 and racked up 1,101 rushing yards, 209 receptions, 1,575 receiving yards, and 16 total touchdowns in 51 games. He has since suffered a fractured tibial plateau, torn ACL, and torn Achilles. It would be a surprise if he makes noise in fantasy football this year, but if he makes the roster, he could have a small role behind Hall and fourth-round rookie Braelon Allen.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Tarik Cohen
  • Matt Haack Let Go By Bills

    The Buffalo Bills released veteran punter Matt Haack on Friday, according to NFL.com. The 29-year-old spent three days on Buffalo's practice squad during the 2023 postseason and re-signed in March, but he's already being let go. Haack entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017 out of Arizona State and has appeared in games for the Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Indianapolis Colts. Overall, he has punted 432 times for an average of 44.5 yards per attempt and has 160 punts downed inside the 20-yard line in 99 career games.

    May 31 · Source via Buffalo Bills
  • Israel Abanikanda Falling Down Depth Chart

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    New York Jets running back Israel Abanikanda did not get any reps with the first-team or second-team offense during Friday's OTAs, according to Jets reporter Brandyn Pokrass. Pokrass said he is falling down the depth chart and could be a cut or trade candidate this offseason. Following Abanikanda's 1431-yard, 20-touchdown rushing season in 2022 at Pittsburgh, he was selected by New York in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he rushed just six times for 22 yards and caught six passes for 11 yards. After New York drafted Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen (fourth round) and South Dakota State running back Isaiah Davis (fifth round) in April's draft, the writing was on the wall for the 21-year-old speedster. Fantasy managers in deep dynasty leagues can consider continuing to stash Abanikanda, but he's unlikely to make an impact in 2024.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Israel Abanikanda
  • Caleb Williams Shines In Friday's 7-On-7 Period

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    Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Williams reportedly had plenty of expected rookie struggles at last week's OTAs, but Zach Pearson of Bear Report said he had one of his best showings during Friday's seven-on-seven period. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft out of USC completed 13 of his 14 passing attempts and threw a touchdown to DJ Moore. Needless to say, it's not a good idea to overvalue reports from practices with no live rushers on defense, but any sign of growth is encouraging. While rookie quarterbacks usually struggle in real life and fantasy football, Williams arguably has the best supporting cast any No. 1 overall pick has ever had. With pass-catchers like Moore, Keenan Allen, Rome Odunze, D'Andre Swift, Cole Kmet, and Gerald Everett surrounding him, he could post low-end QB1 numbers in Year 1.

    May 31 · Source via Chicago Bears Caleb Williams
  • Bills Sign Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson

    The Buffalo Bills signed former Olympic wrestler Gable Steveson on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 24-year-old will attempt an NFL career as a defensive tackle. Stevenson took home a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 275-pound division. This is an intriguing low-risk, high-reward signing for Buffalo, and his development will be worth monitoring this offseason. Wrestlers have translatable skills to the football field, particularly the ability to manage leverage, which could help Steveson hold his own on the line of scrimmage.

    May 31 · Source via Buffalo Bills
  • Isaiah Hodgins The Odd Man Out?

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    When New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton returned to voluntary organized team activities this week, fellow wideout Isaiah Hodgins appeared to be the odd man out. Slayton didn't miss a beat in his return to the field, either, catching a crossing route from quarterback Daniel Jones in a 7-on-7 period and also catching two passes from backup Drew Lock. Hodgins had a quiet practice on Thursday after being the leading first-team receiver last week. Slot receiver Wan'Dale Robinson continues to be moved around the field. After the Giants took LSU wideout Malik Nabers in the first round of this year's NFL draft, Hodgins' stock immediately took a hit. In addition to Robinson, Jalin Hyatt also figures to have a bigger role in the offense in 2024.

    May 31 · Source via New York Giants Isaiah Hodgins
  • Tyler Goodson Gets Some Run At OTAs

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    With Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor taking a personal day at organized team activities on Thursday, it allowed for more running back reps for Trey Sermon, Tyler Goodson and Evan Hull. Both Sermon and Goodson broke off a couple big runs. Behind Taylor this year, the backup RB roles and reps are very much in the air among Sermon, Goodson and Hull now that Zack Moss is in Cincinnati. The 23-year-old Goodson is probably considered the biggest long shot to earn the No. 2 role this year behind Taylor, but the fact that he's being given reps with the first-team offense in OTAs means he has an early shot. The former undrafted free agent out of Iowa saw his first 13 carries in six games (one start) last year and gained 87 yards on the ground. He also added six receptions for an additional 34 yards.

    May 31 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Tyler Goodson
  • Adonai Mitchell Flashing Potential At OTAs

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    Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Adonai Mitchell continues to flash his potential during organized team activities this offseason and made one of the plays of the day on Thursday during a 7-on-7 period. The highlight-reel play explains why the Colts took a swing on Mitchell in the second round of the draft despite just one year of big-time production in college. He had 55 catches for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2023 at Texas and ranked first among receivers in this year's draft class with 81.8% of his catches resulting in a first down or touchdown. "He's been making a ton of plays out here the past couple of days," head coach Shane Steichen said. The 21-year-old is certainly one to watch, but his production could be sporadic in his rookie campaign if all of Michael Pittman Jr., Josh Downs and Alec Pierce can stay healthy.

    May 31 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Adonai Mitchell
  • Browns Taking Methodical Approach With Deshaun Watson's Recovery

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    Starting just six games for the second straight season, Deshaun Watson played only 383 snaps -- four fewer than his suspension-shortened 2022. The Browns have received an alarmingly low return on the historically expensive trade with the Texans, but the contract they were required to authorize in order to win the 2022 sweepstakes continues to [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Chad Ryland Not A Roster Lock

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    New England Patriots kicker Chad Ryland isn't a roster lock in 2024 after his difficult rookie season after being selected in the fourth round in 2023. The Patriots signed Joey Slye to compete with Ryland for the kicking job this summer. During organized team activities on Wednesday, he made four of his five field-goal attempts, with his lone miss coming from just beyond 40 yards. The 24-year-old didn't get all that many opportunities to kick field goals in his first year in the NFL in an atrocious Patriots offense, and he made just 64 percent of his 25 attempts. The booter from Maryland has plenty of leg, but he's going to need to be more consistent to lock down the kicking job in 2024. Even if he holds off Slye, Ryland can be ignored in most fantasy football leagues.

    May 31 · Source via New England Patriots Chad Ryland
  • Tyquan Thornton Has Been Productive At OTAs

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    New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton, a second-round pick in 2022, is putting together a productive stretch of offseason practices during voluntary organized team activities. Thornton has impressed before during offseason workouts, although it has yet to translate to regular-season production. He was arguably the most active receiver on the field in the practice open to the media on Wednesday. The 23-year-old so far has been labeled a bust, and things won't get easier in 2024 with a new regime in town and after the Patriots took rookies Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker in this year's draft. Thornton entered the offseason as a potential roster cut, but if he continues to show out during offseason practices, he should stick around as receiver depth in New England. Thornton has been limited with injuries in his first two seasons and has only 35 catches in 22 games.

    May 31 · Source via New England Patriots Tyquan Thornton
  • Jacoby Brissett Still The QB1 In New England

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    New England Patriots veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who spent a year running offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt's offense with the Cleveland Browns, is definitely ahead of the other QBs on the team during offseason workouts. Brissett has run the offense smoothly and is smart about distributing the football. So far, he's gotten all the No. 1 QB reps in practices open to the media, and it's clear the other QBs, including first-round rookie Drake Maye, look to Brissett for advice and tips on the offense. Maye, the No. 3 overall pick, will likely still make his NFL debut in 2024, but at this point, it would be a surprise if Brissett isn't starting in the Week 1 regular season opener. Maye, who will surely benefit from some time learning from Brissett, should only be drafted in dynasty/keeper leagues this fall.

    May 31 · Source via New England Patriots Jacoby Brissett
  • Mike MacDonald Praises Jaxon Smith-Njigba

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    Seattle Seahawks new head coach Mike MacDonald said "his practice habits are awesome" when discussing wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba's big day at organized team activities this week. The feeling inside the organization was that Smith-Njigba really improved in that regard as his rookie season progressed, along with his wrist healing later in the year. After Seattle selected him with the 20th overall pick last year out of Ohio State, the 22-year-old caught 63 of his 93 targets for 628 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games (three starts). While those numbers might have been a bit disappointing for some given his draft pedigree, you also have to remember he did it with both DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett ahead of him on the receiver depth chart. Seattle may be impressed with his work ethic, but it's probably going to take an injury to one of Metcalf or Lockett to take the next step for fantasy managers.

    May 31 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Jaxon Smith-Njigba
  • Lions Want To Use Jahmyr Gibbs More As A Receiver

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    It's clear that the Detroit Lions want second-year running back Jahmyr Gibbs to be more involved in their offense in 2024 after he rushed for almost 1,000 yards as a rookie and finished third in the league in yards per carry (5.2). Heading into his second year, the Lions are looking for more consistency out of Gibbs, mainly in pass protection, as he was graded 61st out of 63 qualified RBs in pass-blocking in 2023 by PFF. The Lions also want Gibbs to be more involved in the passing game, even though he was in the top 10 among RBs with 52 catches and 71 targets in 2023. His average depth of target, per PFF, was literally zero yards, so Detroit will be looking to use him more in the slot and deeper down the field in 2024. With David Montgomery still in town, Gibbs' ceiling will remain somewhat limited, but if he's more involved as a pass-catcher deeper down the field, he'll still have RB1 upside in PPR leagues.

    May 31 · Source via Detroit Lions Jahmyr Gibbs
  • Tyreek Hill Aiming For New Contract

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    The Dolphins have acted early with Jaylen Waddle, making the younger of their two 1,000-yard wide receivers the NFL's fourth-highest-paid pass catcher. Already employing the No. 3 player on that list, the Dolphins look to have a bit of an issue on their hands. Tyreek Hill has used the Miami portion of his career to [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Miami Dolphins Tyreek Hill
  • Bengals, Tee Higgins Have Not Discussed Extension Since Early 2023

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    Although the "deadlines spur action" disclaimer applies, no signs point to the Bengals reaching an extension with Tee Higgins by the July deadline. Higgins stands alone among this year's tagged contingent, as the seven franchise players and transition-tagged Kyle Dugger have since been locked up long term. With Ja'Marr Chase the priority for the Bengals [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cincinnati Bengals Tee Higgins
  • Colts Haven't Discussed Extension With Kwity Paye

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    Despite coming off a breakout 2023 campaign, Kwity Paye probably won't see an extension offer this offseason. According to ESPN's Stephen Holder, the Colts are "not believed" to have engaged Paye's camp in extension talks. Further, Holder believes the Colts will use the 2024 campaign to evaluate whether the defensive lineman is an extension-worthy piece. [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Indianapolis Colts Kwity Paye
  • Buccaneers Waive/Injured WR Deven Thompkins

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    The Buccaneers will have a new primary returner in 2024. The team has waived Deven Thompkins with an injury designation, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. Thompkins joined Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State in 2022. After playing sparingly on offense as a rookie, the wideout got into close to one [...]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Tampa Bay Buccaneers Deven Thompkins
  • Chris Lammons Not Practicing At OTAs

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    Indianapolis Colts cornerback Chris Lammons (foot) has a boot on his left ankle/foot and is not practicing during organized team activities this week. Lammons entered the NFL in 2019 with the Miami Dolphins after being an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina. The 28-year-old defensive back spent his first year in South Beach before playing for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 before spending last year with the Colts, where he had just six tackles (four solo) and one pass defended in four games (one start). Lammons will be hoping to get back on the field by the time mandatory minicamp starts next month as he looks to earn a spot on the active roster following training camp and the preseason. He has only 32 combined tackles in 46 career NFL games (one start) since 2019.

    May 31 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Chris Lammons
  • Jerome Baker Won't Be Back Until Training Camp

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    Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike MacDonald said that linebacker Jerome Baker (lower body, wrist) won't be back with the team until training camp this summer while recovering from a wrist injury and a couple of lower-body issues. Baker injured his wrist in the Week 18 regular-season finale last year and is also dealing with a lower-body ailment, so the Seahawks won't push him until late July for the start of training camp. The 27-year-old's absence in offseason workouts will allow rookie fourth-rounder Tyrice Knight some more repetitions heading into his first NFL season. When healthy, Baker profiles as a starter in the middle of Seattle's defense. Baker has recorded 100-plus combined tackles in half of his six seasons and had 78 tackles (51 solo), 1.5 sacks, four QB hits, two interceptions (one returned for a TD) and three passes defended in 13 regular-season games (12 starts) in 2023.

    May 31 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Jerome Baker Tyrice Knight
  • Xavier Gipson In Open Competition For Return Job

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said wide receiver Xavier Gipson still has "first dibs" on the kick-return job this year, but that it's also an "open competition" involving former Pro Bowl return man Tarik Cohen. Saleh said the soon-to-be-signed running back is an "explosive playmaker" and remembers it being "a nightmare" trying to defend with the Chicago Bears. Cohen could be intriguing with the league's new kickoff rules, starting in 2024, but the 28-year-old speedster is going to need to finally stay healthy to put himself in a position to make an impact for the Jets on special teams. Gipson, a former undrafted free agent out of Stephen F. Austin, returned 33 punts for 319 yards and a touchdown and 22 kickoffs for 511 yards in his rookie campaign in 2023 as the Jets' primary return specialist.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Xavier Gipson
  • Vikings, LT Christian Darrisaw Begin Extension Talks

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    Vikings extension rumors still center around one of their 2020 first-round picks, but the final first-rounder from Rick Spielman's GM tenure is also now eligible for a big-ticket deal. Although Justin Jefferson is not yet signed, the Vikings have also begun talks with their 2021 first-round pick. Christian Darrisaw has become one of the NFL's [...]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Christian Darrisaw Justin Jefferson
  • Dallas wants to see Micah Parsons expand leadership, but his absence hasn't helped

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    Parsons skipped the Cowboys' voluntary program again despite talk of bringing more leadership.

    May 30 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • Malik Cunningham Making The Move From QB To Receiver

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    The Baltimore Ravens have officially moved former quarterback Malik Cunningham to wide receiver this offseason after signing him off the New England Patriots' practice squad last December to reunite him with former college teammate Lamar Jackson. Last year, the Ravens cross-trained Cunningham as a QB, receiver and special teams contributor, and he played in one game, taking four snaps at receiver in the Week 18 regular season finale. At organized team activities this spring, the Ravens are immersing the 25-year-old at the receiver position, and the Ravens think he has transitioned well to wideout. Cunningham has the athleticism, but he still faces an uphill battle to stick at the position. If anything, he'll likely continue to be a special teams option for Baltimore in 2024.

    May 30 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Malik Cunningham
  • Ricky Pearsall Sporting Non-Contact Jersey At OTAs

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    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ricky Pearsall (undisclosed) is reportedly working through an injury and wearing a non-contact jersey at OTAs. However, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports that his injury has not held him out of practice or slowed him down. That said, this should not be a concern for fantasy managers. "As was the case last week, Pearsall looked comfortable in the offense and caught several passes from Brock Purdy, including one at the sideline that Pearsall snagged in front of cornerback Isaac Yiadom, who had close coverage," Barrows wrote. The former Arizona State and Florida wideout was selected with the No. 31 overall pick in April's 2024 NFL Draft, and although he lands in a great offense, it's tough to find a path toward consistent production in 2024. As of now, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel remain on the roster, and the organization re-signed Jauan Jennings to a two-year extension on Wednesday. Pearsall is likely best served as a dynasty-league stash for rebuilding teams.

    May 30 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Ricky Pearsall Isaac Yiadom
  • Puka Nacua "Moving Better" At OTAs

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    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua is coming off arguably the greatest rookie season ever for a wideout. He posted 105 receptions for 1,468 yards and six touchdowns, and he set a rookie record for receiving yards in a postseason game (181). It's difficult to project a better season of production in Year 2, but Rams offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur said he has improved this offseason. "You can definitely see he's made strides. He's moving better. I know he feels more comfortable," LaFleur said. "He's in year two and that's what you expect from all the players, but you know that you're going to get it from Puka because he's just made of the right stuff." Nacua is being drafted as a mid-to-late first-round pick in PPR leagues, and if Cooper Kupp takes another step back, he could compete for an overall WR1 finish in fantasy football. Los Angeles did not add legitimate target competition in free agency or the 2024 NFL Draft.

    May 30 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Puka Nacua
  • Michael Pittman Jr. Held Out Of Thursday's Practice

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    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (knee) did not participate in Thursday's OTA practice, but Joel A. Erickson of Indy Star said it was for precautionary reasons. Pittman banged knees with a defender last week and limped off the field, but he is expected to be "fine". The former second-round pick has posted at least 88 receptions, 925 yards, and four touchdowns over the last three seasons, but he'll face more target competition this year. The Colts selected Adonai Mitchell in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft, and 2023 third-rounder Josh Downs is expected to have an expanded role. All that said, Pittman should remain the WR1 for Anthony Richardson and post at least low-end WR2 numbers in his fifth NFL campaign.

    May 30 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Michael Pittman
  • David Ojabo Expected To Take Part In Training Camp

    Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker David Ojabo (knee) suffered a partially torn ACL in Week 3 of last season, but he is expected to be a full participant at some point in training camp later this summer. The 2022 second-round pick suffered a torn Achilles in the pre-draft process leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, or he likely would've been a first-rounder. Through two NFL seasons, he has accumulated seven total tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles in just five games. Hopefully, he can stay healthy in 2024 and show what he can do as at least a situational pass-rusher.

    May 30 · Source via Baltimore Ravens David Ojabo
  • Giants Add Incentives To WR Darius Slayton's Contract

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    Darius Slayton's return to Giants practice looks to have ended a brief contract squabble. While the team's top wide receiver during the Daniel Jones era has not secured an extension, the Giants did make a move that led to his return to practice. The team added incentives to Slayton's contract, with the wideout confirming (via [...]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Darius Slayton
  • Gary Brightwell Waived By Giants

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    The New York Giants waived running back Gary Brightwell (undisclosed) with an injury designation on Thursday, according to NFL.com. The former 2021 sixth-round pick by the G-Men out of Arizona has remained on the roster over the last three seasons, but his time looks to be coming to an end. So far in his career, Brightwell has rushed 41 times for 164 yards and one touchdown and caught 11 passes for 92 yards in 37 games. He played 100 snaps on special teams last year. With Brightwell out of the building, Devin Singletary, Eric Gray, and Tyrone Tracy Jr. now have less competition for touches.

    May 30 · Source via New York Giants Gary Brightwell
  • Audric Estime Undergoes Precautionary Knee Scope

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    Denver Broncos running back Audric Estime (knee) underwent a precautionary knee scope for an injury he suffered last week, according to NFL.com. Although it's not ideal for the rookie Notre Dame product to get banged up early in his career, the injury is not serious, and he is expected to be ready for training camp later this summer. Following Estime's final season in college which included 1,483 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns, some viewed him as a top running back in the 2024 class. However, his 4.71 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine likely led to him falling to Day 3. Either way, he could carve out a role in Sean Payton's offense right away as a short-yardage and goal-line back behind Javonte Williams.

    May 30 · Source via Denver Broncos Audric Estime
  • Tyree Wilson soaking up Maxx Crosby's wisdom in attempt to improve

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    Wilson is using his first healthy NFL offseason to pick the brain of his All-Pro Raiders teammate.

    May 30 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Maxx Crosby Tyree Wilson
  • Tim Boyle Back On Practice Field

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    Houston Texans quarterback Tim Boyle (finger) was back on the practice field at organized team activities on Thursday after missing time last week after getting stitches for a finger cut while taking a snap. Boyle will be competing for a roster spot this offseason and in training camp this summer. He's currently listed as the No. 4 QB on the Texans' depth chart behind C.J. Stroud, Davis Mills and veteran Case Keenum. It will be an uphill battle for the 29-year-old former undrafted free agent. Boyle has already served as a backup option for five different teams since entering the NFL with the Green Bay Packers in 2019. In his five years in the league, Boyle has completed only 62.3% of his 183 pass attempts for 934 yards, four touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 20 games (five starts). He's not anywhere near the fantasy radar in any format.

    May 30 · Source via Houston Texans Tim Boyle
  • Eric Gray Sees Plenty Of Run With First-Team Offense

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    New York Giants running back Eric Gray saw a lot of run with the first-team offense during organized team activities on Thursday, leading the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard to put Gray as the team's RB2 behind starter Devin Singletary. In addition, the Giants waived/injured Gary Brightwell, a sixth-round pick in 2021 by the previous regime, on Thursday. The G-Men are facing life without Saquon Barkley in 2024. Singletary is likely to lead this backfield, but he's never been a workhorse back in the NFL and will certainly cede backfield touches in his first year in the Big Apple. Gray was a fifth-rounder in 2023 and had only 23 touches for 70 yards on 65 offensive snaps a year ago. Given the lack of competition behind Gray, he's a good bet to see a significant boost in touches in Year 2. He'll be a handcuff option for Singletary owners in deeper fantasy leagues.

    May 30 · Source via New York Giants Eric Gray
  • Broncos Expecting Growth From Marvin Mims Jr.

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    The Denver Broncos are expecting to see growth from wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. as he heads into his second year in the league. "You're going to see a lot of growth from Year 1 to Year 2," head coach Sean Payton said. Mims, the team's second-round pick (63rd overall) in 2023 out of Oklahoma, averaged a healthy 17.1 yards per catch in his first NFL season last year but caught just 22 passes on 33 targets for 377 yards and only one touchdown in 16 games (seven starts). The 22-year-old didn't get all that many opportunities to get into a rhythm in his rookie campaign but showed potential as a deep threat down the field from time to time. His fantasy stock immediately got a boost when the team traded Jerry Jeudy to the Browns in the offseason, but he'll still have to show improvement in Year 2 in order to see playing time alongside Josh Reynolds, Tim Patrick and rookie Troy Franklin.

    May 30 · Source via Denver Broncos Marvin Mims
  • Darnell Washington Should Be More Of A Receiving Threat

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    Pittsburgh Steelers second-year tight end Darnell Washington got put into a box as a blocking tight end as a rookie in 2023 and rarely had opportunities to showcase his potential as a pass-catching mismatch, catching just seven of 10 targets for 61 yards. But 6-foot-7, 265-pound monster of a tight end said there's a "strong possibility" he'll become more of a receiving threat in new offensive coordinator's tight end-friendly system. The 22-year-old is an intriguing mismatch if sent out on routes, but as long as Pat Freiermuth remains healthy as the team's top pass-catching TE, it's going to be hard for Washington to stand out in fantasy.

    May 30 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Darnell Washington Pat Freiermuth
  • Trey Lance Making Progress

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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reiterated on Thursday at organized team activities that he's "definitely" seen significant progress from backup quarterback Trey Lance. "Now starting to get the timing with the routes. He's close to being a master of the system. He has a really high understanding. He just needs as many reps as he can," McCarthy said. Despite the Cowboys unsurprisingly declining Lance's fifth-year option this offseason, they have liked what they've seen from the former first-round pick (third overall) heading into his second season with the team. The 24-year-old signal-caller has lost most of his dynasty/keeper appeal at this point after not playing a single snap for Dallas in 2023 while sitting behind Dak Prescott. Unless Prescott misses time with an injury that forces Lance into the fold in 2024, he'll be off the redraft radar.

    May 30 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Trey Lance
  • Josh Reynolds Could Have Big Role In Denver

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    Denver Broncos wide receiver Josh Reynolds could find himself in a substantial role in the Broncos' offense in his first year with the team after signing a two-year, $9 million deal in March. Reynolds comes from Detroit, where head coach Dan Campbell previously worked under current Broncos head coach Sean Payton in New Orleans. Payton is seeking more production all across the offense in 2024 and is embracing the idea that it could come from anywhere. "He's long; he has strong hands. Another veteran receiver," Payton said of Reynolds. Courtland Sutton is the unquestioned top wideout in Denver, but Reynolds will be competing for a starting role with the rehabbing Tim Patrick, Marvin Mims Jr. and rookie fourth-rounder Troy Franklin. With questions at QB, though, Reynolds will most likely go undrafted in standard 12-team fantasy leagues this fall.

    May 30 · Source via Denver Broncos Josh Reynolds
  • Texans Sign Round 2 T Blake Fisher, Wrap Draft Class Deals

    Trading out of the first round weeks before the draft, the Texans completing that swap with the Vikings left their second-rounders as the top prizes in their latest draft class. Houston now has both those draftees under contract. No. 59 overall pick Blake Fisher finished out the Texans' rookie signings, with KPRC2's Aaron Wilson noting [...]

    May 30 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Blake Fisher
  • Darius Slayton Back At Practice

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    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton was back at organized team activities on Thursday after saying that the team added incentives to his contract to appease him. Slayton was staying away from voluntary OTAs this offseason as he angled for a new contract extension from the team, but the 27-year-old former fifth-round pick in 2019 out of Auburn is now back with the team. Despite the addition of rookie pass-catcher Malik Nabers in the first round of this year's NFL draft, Slayton still figures to be in line for a starting role in New York's offense in 2024 after recording a career-high 770 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 50 receptions in 17 games (13 starts) a year ago. However, Slayton's fantasy ceiling and floor will be volatile, especially since both Jalin Hyatt and Wan'Dale Robinson figure to be asked to take on more in 2024.

    May 30 · Source via New York Giants Darius Slayton
  • Rome Odunze Takes Part In OTAs Thursday

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    Chicago Bears rookie first-round wide receiver Rome Odunze (hamstring) was seen on the field taking part in organized team activities on Thursday, and he showed off his contested-catch abilities. The Bears took precaution in holding Odunze out of previous OTA sessions last week, but the 21-year-old Washington Husky alumni is now back on the field as he prepares for his first season in the NFL. The ninth overall pick in last month's NFL draft has a bright future ahead of him and can pretty much do anything on the football field as a receiver, but fantasy managers in single-year redraft leagues may want to pump the brakes on his value in 2024 as long as both DJ Moore and Keenan Allen stay healthy in front of him in Chicago's receiver pecking order. But in the long term, Odunze may have the highest ceiling of any rookie wideout while being paired with QB Caleb Williams, the first overall pick.

    May 30 · Source via Chicago Bears Rome Odunze
  • Jaylen Waddle Agrees To Three-Year Extension With Dolphins

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    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is signing a three-year contract extension worth up to $84.75 million that includes $76 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The $28.25 million average salary ranks fourth among NFL wideouts, trailing only A.J. Brown, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Tyreek Hill. Since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2021 out of Alabama, Waddle has hauled in 251 of his 361 targets for 3,385 yards and 18 touchdowns. He's caught at least 72 passes and racked up 1,000-plus yards in each of his first three campaigns. Although he is the clear No. 2 wide receiver in Miami behind Hill, he remains a strong fantasy football asset with WR1 upside in an explosive passing offense. Last season marked his first year without a WR1 finish, but he should bounce back after setting career lows on catches, yards, and touchdowns. He's a screaming value at his low-end WR2 price tag in early fantasy drafts.

    May 30 · Source via Miami Dolphins Jaylen Waddle
  • Josh Jacobs Nearing Return To Field

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    Green Bay Packers running back Josh Jacobs (hamstring) continues to make progress and could return to the field for contact and action next week. "Hopefully next week we'll get him out there when we go full speed," head coach Matt LaFleur explained to the media. The former Raiders star inked a deal with Green Bay over the offseason, and his extreme versatility makes him an appealing pick. As long as he gets healthy once again, he could push to be a low-end RB1 in fantasy leagues. Regardless of his exact finish, he should have several opportunities to feast within a competent Jordan Love-run team.

    May 30 · Source via Green Bay Packers Josh Jacobs
  • Jaleel McLaughlin Participates In OTAs

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    Denver Broncos running back Jaleel McLaughlin (head) was photographed participating in OTAs on Thursday, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. The pass-catching back came on strong late in his rookie campaign last year, but he's still expected to face firm competition in the form of Javonte Williams and Audric Estime, to name a couple. Adding extra faces to this backfield complicates the matter and drops McLaughlin to a depth role, making him a reasonable target at his ADP of 163. Fantasy managers will find extra solace in the fact that he's healthy and ready to go for the season.

    May 30 · Source via Denver Broncos Jaleel McLaughlin
  • Samaje Perine Could Be Cut To Clear Cap Space

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    Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine could be one of the players released or traded by the team this offseason, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic. Kosmider notes that "it wouldn't be a huge surprise if the Broncos moved on from Perine" given that releasing him would create roughly $3 million in cap space. That's a very reasonable outcome for Denver as they look for extra money and find ways to win with younger players. Perine, 28, broke free for 238 rushing and 455 receiving yards in 2023. He should be rostered as a decent RB4 option in most fantasy leagues.

    May 30 · Source via Denver Broncos Samaje Perine
  • Tank Bigsby To Have Bigger Role In 2024

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    The Jacksonville Jaguars intend to get running back Tank Bigsby more involved next season, according to Demetrius Harvey of the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union. Bigsby was a rookie last year, and while he did earn some opportunities, he was clearly the backup option to Travis Etienne Jr. Sure, Etienne will remain the Jaguars' undeniable top back in 2024, but the expectation is that Bigsby will be more involved. "We've talked about this too as a staff and myself, making sure Tank [Bigsby] gets opportunities to get out there and take some of the pounding off of Travis," explained head coach Doug Pederson. While this new report might not be enough to put Bigsby on the radar in typical 12-team redraft leagues, he's still worth monitoring as the season gets underway. A slow start or injury from Etienne could put Bigsby in a favorable role.

    May 30 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Tank Bigsby
  • WR Rashod Bateman Addresses Ravens Extension

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    Rashod Bateman has not had a breakout campaign to date, but he will have a number of opportunities to deliver one in the coming years. The fourth-year Ravens wideout is under contract through 2026 as a result of the extension he signed in April. That agreement - which came about in part due to the fact [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Baltimore Ravens Rashod Bateman
  • Yannick Ngakoue Receiving Interest; DE Aiming For Deal Before Training Camp

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    At this point of the NFL offseason calendar, many veterans who are still unsigned will likely not have a deal in place until training camps open in July. In the case of Yannick Ngakoue, that could be different. The journeyman edge rusher indicated during an interview on SiriusXM Radio that he has received interest this offseason [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Yannick Ngakoue
  • Bears Staffer Ryan Griffin Playing QB In Italy, Expected To Join Team In June

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    Ryan Griffin's lengthy career as an NFL reserve quarterback ended after the 2022 season. The Buccaneers, who had rostered Griffin as a third-stringer behind Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert, did not re-sign the experienced practice arm last year. This led Griffin to the coaching ranks. He joined the Bears' staff as an offensive assistant, but [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Chicago Bears Ryan Griffin
  • 49ers Extend WR Jauan Jennings

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    With the deadline for restricted free agents to sign their tenders nearing, the 49ers and Jauan Jennings will move to a different contractual phase. The parties are done with the RFA process thanks to a Wednesday extension agreement. San Francisco's No. 3 wide receiver agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth up to $15.4MM, [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Jauan Jennings
  • J.J. Watt Comeback Pledge Includes Steelers

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    J.J. Watt has made it known he considers a comeback a longshot scenario, but the future Hall of Famer continues to let DeMeco Ryans know he is available if needed. This offer appears to extend to one other team as well. Watt reaffirmed his pledge to Ryans about rejoining the Texans in an emergency circumstance, [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers J.J. Watt
  • Tyler Conklin A Potential Riser In 2024

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    New York Jets tight end Tyler Conklin caught 61 passes for 621 yards last season while primarily catching passes from Zach Wilson. All things considered, it was a decent year, but the New York offense was one of the worst units in the league, and Conklin failed to catch a touchdown. Jets reporter Connor Hughes believes the 28-year-old could be a riser heading into 2024 with the return of quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles). Conklin reportedly developed great chemistry with Rodgers last offseason, and the pair is picking up where they left off in OTAs this year. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson is the unquestioned No. 1 option in the passing game, but Conklin could be at least the No. 3 option. Mike Williams is coming off a torn ACL, while Malachi Corley is a rookie and could take time to develop. Conklin was the overall TE18 in PPR leagues last year without a single end-zone trip, so an uptick in scoring could lead to him being firmly on the fantasy radar.

    May 29 · Source via New York Jets Tyler Conklin
  • Braelon Allen The Early Favorite For RB2 Role

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    New York Jets rookie running back Braelon Allen is the early favorite to be Breece Hall's primary backup in 2024, according to Zack Rosenblatt of the Athletic. "He's known for his ability in pass protection but also flashed as a receiver on Wednesday, getting open against linebackers in coverage." Rosenblatt wrote. "He showed some shiftiness after the catch too." Allen was once viewed as a potential contender for the RB1 in the class of 2024, but he regressed following his freshman season. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Wisconsin product posted 1,307 yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns while averaging 6.8 yards per attempt as a 17-year-old freshman, but he fell to a 5.4 yards-per-carry clip in his junior season and fell short of 1,200 yards from scrimmage. This likely led to him falling to the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Either way, he looks to be the leader for the RB2 job, making him worth stashing as Hall's "handcuff" in 2024. If New York's offense turns things around with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, Allen could have a few spike weeks in his rookie campaign.

    May 29 · Source via New York Jets Braelon Allen
  • Titans High On Tony Pollard, Tyjae Spears As Receivers

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    Tennessee Titans running backs Tony Pollard and Tyjae Spears figure to share the backfield in 2024 under new head coach Brian Callahan, and the Titans are high on both players as receiving threats. "Anytime we can find ways to match those guys up in the passing game on linebackers is a huge benefit to us. They are hard to cover. They can run routes like receivers, which is unique," Callahan said. "I have not seen guys like them very often and we have two of them...they catch naturally which is exciting." Pollard, who spent the last five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, was often used as a receiver out of the backfield as a change-of-pace complement to Ezekiel Elliott. Meanwhile, Spears played 52.9% of Tennessee's offensive snaps last year -- primarily on passing downs. It's going to be a challenge to project each back's workload in the new-look Titans' offense, but given the predicted identity shift to a pass-first approach, both could have flex value in PPR formats. Pollard is being drafted as a low-end RB2 in early fantasy drafts, while Spears is going off the board around the low-end RB3 range.

    May 29 · Source via Tennessee Titans Tony Pollard Tyjae Spears
  • Isaiah Buggs Facing Misdemeanor Warrants Related To Animal Cruelty

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    Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs is facing two misdemeanor warrants issued by Tuscaloosa police for second-degree cruelty to dogs, according to NFL insider Ari Meirov. The 27-year-old is accused of leaving two dogs locked on his property without access to food or water. Needless to say, these are serious allegations and could put the veteran journeyman on the roster hot seat. Buggs entered the league as a sixth-round pick in 2019 and has totaled 89 tackles and two sacks with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions. He signed with Kansas City's practice squad on January 4 but did not appear in one of their postseason games.

    May 29 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Isaiah Buggs
  • Buccaneers Officially Sign Jalen McMillan

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Jalen McMillan signed his rookie contract on Wednesday, according to NFL.com. The Washington alum was selected in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft and is set to compete with 2023 sixth-round pick Trey Palmer for the No. 3 WR role behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. While sharing a field with Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk, McMillan caught 124 passes for 1,657 yards and 14 touchdowns over his final two collegiate seasons. He outproduced Polk in 2022 but regressed and became the No. 3 receiver in 2023. Regardless, the 22-year-old flashed upside and earned Day 2 draft capital, so he could be a fantasy football sleeper at some point in his career. For now, he has limited upside in a crowded wide receiver group.

    May 29 · Source via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jalen McMillan
  • Alex Leatherwood Signs With Chargers

    Free-agent offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday, according to NFL insider Ari Meirov. The former Raiders first-round pick in 2021 out of Alabama is set to join his fourth NFL team in as many years, but landing with an organization going through a rebuild could help him turn his career around. The 25-year-old won the 2020 Outland Trophy, which is given to college football's most outstanding interior lineman, and he was a first-team All-American while playing in the SEC. The Bolts are looking to become a physical football team under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, so it'll be interesting to see if Leatherwood can carve out a role in 2024.

    May 29 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Alex Leatherwood
  • Jauan Jennings Signing Two-Year Deal To Stay In San Francisco

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    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $15.4 million that includes $10.5 million guaranteed on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jennings was a restricted free agent, but he'll remain with the organization ahead of the 2024 campaign. Jennings, who has been stuck in a crowded offense with Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, and George Kittle, has put up just under 1,000 yards in his first three NFL seasons. However, he's viewed as one of the best blocking wide receivers in the NFL and was likely to be named Super Bowl LVIII MVP had the 49ers won following his two-touchdown game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The former Tennessee Volunteer is unlikely to be a weekly producer in fantasy football, though he'll have a better chance if one of Samuel or Aiyuk are traded. Jennings is likely to lose snaps to first-round rookie Ricky Pearsall if Samuel and Aiyuk stick around in 2024.

    May 29 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Jauan Jennings
  • Jets To Bring In RB Tarik Cohen

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    Injuries stalled Tarik Cohen's career early in the 2020s. The former Bears running back and Pro Bowl return man managed a comeback opportunity with the Panthers last year, but the team ended that bid recently. The Jets will now take a flier. Cohen is heading to New York on a one-year agreement, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors New York Jets Tarik Cohen
  • Kyren Williams Working With Trainers At OTAs

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    Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams (foot) was seen doing an up-tempo workout on a side field with athletic trainers during organized team activities on Wednesday. Williams isn't going to take part in OTAs or mandatory minicamp next month, but the Rams fully expect him to return for training camp this summer. The 23-year-old is worth keeping an eye on this offseason after he broke his foot early in his rookie season in 2022. In addition to his foot injury, Williams faces much more competition going into the 2024 season from rookie third-rounder Blake Corum, who the Rams think has three-down capabilities. Williams will open the year as LA's top RB on the depth chart, but if he gets hurt or starts out slow, Corum could become a bigger part of the backfield sooner than later.

    May 29 · Source via Los Angeles Rams Kyren Williams
  • Malachi Corley Injured At OTAs

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    New York Jets rookie wide receiver Malachi Corley (undisclosed) left organized team activities on Wednesday with a trainer with an undisclosed injury. Corley later returned but was walking with a limp and didn't have his helmet with him. It doesn't appear to be a very serious injury, but the Jets will probably play it safe and hold the 22-year-old out for the rest of the week after taking him with the first pick of the third round in this year's NFL draft out of Western Kentucky. How much Corley is involved in his first year in the league will depend a lot on how healthy and productive new wideout Mike Williams (knee) is after coming off a torn ACL in 2023. Even if Williams stays healthy, Corley will have the inside track to become the team's No. 3 receiver, although it still seems like more of a long shot that he'll be an every-week fantasy starter in redraft leagues in his rookie campaign.

    May 29 · Source via New York Jets Malachi Corley
  • Vikings To Re-Sign G Dalton Risner

    Dalton Risner has logged two extensive stays in free agency since his rookie contract expired. For a second straight year, it will be the Vikings who end that period. The veteran starter has an agreement in place to stay in Minnesota, according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter. Risner will rejoin the Vikings on a one-year deal. [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Dalton Risner
  • No Timeline For Mike Williams

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    New York Jets wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) has been rehabbing, and head coach Robert Saleh said he is progressing and looks good. However, Saleh told reporters on Wednesday at organized team activities that he doesn't have a timeline on Williams' return to practice. Williams suffered a torn left ACL in Week 3 last year in his final season with the Los Angeles Chargers and then signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Jets in free agency this offseason. The 29-year-old big-bodied wideout could be ready to go for the Week 1 regular season opener, but he's currently missing valuable offseason repetitions with the Jets' first-team offense and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. When he's healthy, he figures to be the team's No. 2 wideout behind Garrett Wilson, which will give him plenty of touchdown appeal as long as both he and Rodgers can stay healthy.

    May 29 · Source via New York Jets Mike Williams
  • Breece Hall Working In Rehab Area At OTAs

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    New York Jets running back Breece Hall (undisclosed) is working in the rehab area during organized team activities this week. It's unclear what type of injury Hall is dealing with or when he suffered it, but it doesn't sound very serious and it shouldn't negatively impact his fantasy value as the 2024 season approaches this fall. If the 22-year-old RB1 is unable to take part in mandatory minicamp in June, it will then become a bigger issue. With Hall out this week, running backs Israel Abanikanda, Braelon Allen and Isaiah Davis should all see more work at OTAs, in addition to recent signee Tarik Cohen as he attempts to revive his career. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) returning, Hall's fantasy upside this year will be even higher with the offense expected to be more explosive.

    May 29 · Source via New York Jets Breece Hall
  • Buccaneers' K.J. Britt In Lead For Three-Down LB Role

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    Although the Buccaneers' extensive offseason retention effort makes receiving contributions from rookie-contract players pivotal this year, it would not have cost the team too much to authorize a second Devin White deal. The former first-round pick fetched a one-year, $4MM accord from the Eagles. For base value, White's contract matches Baker Mayfield's 2023 Bucs agreement. [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Tampa Bay Buccaneers K.J. Britt
  • Dalton Risner Re-Signs With Vikings

    Veteran free-agent offensive guard Dalton Risner re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings on an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Risner will give the Vikings more depth on the offensive line heading into the 2024 season. The 28-year-old returns after playing in 15 games (11 starts) in his first year with the Vikings in 2023. He was originally a second-round selection (41st overall) in the 2019 NFL draft out of Kansas State by the Denver Broncos. Risner spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Broncos and has never played in fewer than 15 games in any of his five years in the league. His time in Minnesota last year was the only time he hasn't started all of the games he's appeared in in his career.

    May 29 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Dalton Risner
  • Jets Sign Tarik Cohen

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    The New York Jets signed free-agent running back Tarik Cohen to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Cohen was one of the league's top return specialists and a receiving threat with the Chicago Bears before serious injuries derailed his career. He last played in the NFL in 2020 but will not attempt a comeback with the Jets. The Bears took the 28-year-old in the fourth round (119th overall) in 2017 out of North Carolina A&T. Cohen was a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro in 2018 as a kick returner, and he had 264 rushing attempts for 1,101 yards and five touchdowns in his four seasons in Chicago, adding 209 receptions for 1,575 receiving yards and nine touchdowns through the air. He spent most of last year on the Panthers' practice squad and is unlikely to make an impact for the Jets or for fantasy managers in 2024.

    May 29 · Source via New York Jets Tarik Cohen
  • Xavier Legette Dealing With Hamstring Injury

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    Carolina Panthers first-round rookie wide receiver Xavier Legette (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring during organized team activities on Tuesday and is erring on the side of caution and sitting out of practice on Wednesday. It's not a major injury for the 32nd overall pick last month, but he's going to miss some valuable repetitions as he heads into his first NFL season. The 23-year-old should be good for mandatory minicamp in June and training camp at the end of July, and despite other additions to the position in the offseason, Legette should have an opportunity for a big role in his first NFL season as the Panthers look to improve drastically on offense from a year ago. However, with veteran Adam Thielen and newcomer Diontae Johnson likely ahead of him in the target pecking order, fantasy managers should prepare for Legette to be inconsistent in 2024 as a deep threat.

    May 29 · Source via Carolina Panthers Xavier Legette
  • Taysom Hill In The Backfield At OTAs

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    New Orleans Saints hybrid offensive player Taysom Hill was seen taking direct snaps out of the backfield at organized team activities on Tuesday while also working with the special teams unit. SI.com's John Hendrix wrote that seeing Hill in the backfield is starting to be a pretty exciting thing. He lined up as the running back in shotgun formation and took the run left for a nice gain. In addition to taking direct snaps out of the backfield, Hill also caught some passes from quarterback Derek Carr as a pass-catcher. It remains to be seen exactly how Hill will be used in new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak's system, but he could be on the field often in a variety of roles. With tight end eligibility in fantasy, he will at least have value as a low-end TE1 with the possibility for more if he's more active as a ball-carrier out of the backfield in 2024.

    May 29 · Source via New Orleans Saints Taysom Hill
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux already learning from fellow edge rusher Brian Burns

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    Thibodeaux will start his third season alongside the two-time Pro Bowler, who the Giants acquired in March.

    May 29 · ESPN New York Giants Brian Burns Kayvon Thibodeaux
  • Why Mike Zimmer is back in his element as the Cowboys' DC

    Zimmer has turned bad defenses around, but the hope is he'll take a "pretty darn good" Cowboys D to another level.

    May 29 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys
  • Latest On Brandon McManus Lawsuit

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    Veteran kicker Brandon McManus has been accused of sexually assaulting two flight attendants while he was playing with the Jaguars in 2023. After the news broke yesterday, we heard from McManus's camp, the Jaguars, and his current team, the Commanders. Now, we're hearing from his former coach, as Doug Pederson revealed that he only learned [...]

    May 29 · Pro Football Rumors Washington Commanders Brandon McManus
  • Rams' Bennett: Time away was for mental health

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    Rams backup quarterback Stetson Bennett confirmed Tuesday that his time away from the team last season was related to his mental health.

    May 29 · ESPN Los Angeles Rams Stetson Bennett
  • Saints DE Kpassagnon tore Achilles in offseason

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    Saints defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon tore an Achilles tendon in the offseason.

    May 29 · ESPN New Orleans Saints Tanoh Kpassagnon
  • Giants WR Darius Slayton Attends OTAs

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    While the Giants and Darius Slayton have yet to resolve the receiver's salary concerns, it sounds like the player was at practice today. As Dan Duggan of The Athletic observes, Slayton was in attendance at Giants OTAs. [RELATED: Trade Candidate: Darius Slayton] Slayton was absent during the early portions of organized team activities as he [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Darius Slayton
  • Dawand Jones Could Be Full-Go For Training Camp

    Cleveland Browns second-year right tackle Dawand Jones (knee), who was taken in the fourth round in 2023 out of Ohio State, is still recovering from surgery to fix his torn right MCL that he suffered in practice on Dec. 7. The injury caused him to miss the final five games of the year and the wild-card loss to the Houston Texans. Jones has been taking part in organized team activities this offseason with a knee brace and is aiming to be ready for the start of the 2024 season this fall. If all goes according to plan, both Jones and left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (knee), who is also rehabbing from a torn MCL, will be close to full-go in training camp this summer. Apparently, Wills is a step behind Jones in his recovery, but the Browns are hoping to have both tackles available for the Week 1 season opener. Jones finished his rookie campaign as the 26th-best tackle in the NFL, according to PFF.

    May 28 · Source via Cleveland Browns Dawand Jones
  • Cardinals Sign Round 1 DL Darius Robinson

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    The Cardinals are one step closer to completing their rookie signings. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals have signed first-round defensive lineman Darius Robinson. The rookie inked a four-year, fully guaranteed $13.8MM deal. [RELATED: Cards Sign Round 1 WR Marvin Harrison Jr.] The Cardinals entered the draft armed with a pair of first-round picks. [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Arizona Cardinals Darius Robinson
  • Rams Sign First-Round DE Jared Verse, Complete Draft Class

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    The Rams entered Tuesday with only one draftee yet to sign his rookie deal. First-rounder Jared Verse is now on the books, however, per a team announcement. 2024 marked the first season of the Sean McVay era in which the Rams made a selection in the first round. Los Angeles was connected to a move up the board aimed [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Jared Verse
  • Eric Stokes In A Great Place

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    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur thinks cornerback Eric Stokes (hamstring) is in a great place physically and mentally this offseason after he missed most of the last two years with injuries. LaFleur also said he thinks Stokes is "in the best shape" he's ever seen him in. "When you look at him physically, his body looks different. He's hitting some fast speeds out there at practice. I can tell mentally he feels like he's in a great place," LaFleur said. The former first-round pick in 2021 was great as a rookie but suffered foot and knee injuries in Week 9 in 2022 and missed the final eight games. The 25-year-old played in just three games in 2023 due to hamstring issues. It's no surprise the Packers declined their fifth-year option on Stokes, so he's now in a contract year in 2024 as he looks to stay healthy. If healthy, the speedster could start opposite Jaire Alexander.

    May 28 · Source via Green Bay Packers Eric Stokes Jaire Alexander
  • Tony Jefferson Coming Out Of Retirement

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    Former Baltimore Ravens star safety Tony Jefferson is coming out of retirement and plans to play in 2024, according to a source. Jefferson has stayed in shape, has been training on his own, and wants to play again. He intends to start talking to teams in the near future after spending last year with the Baltimore Ravens as a scouting intern. In his last year in the NFL in 2022 with the New York Giants, Jefferson played in only nine games (one start) and had 23 tackles (16 solo). The 32-year-old former undrafted free agent entered the league in 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals and spent four years in the desert before joining the Ravens from 2017-21. Jefferson hasn't played in more than nine games in a single season since 2018 but could provide some nice veteran depth for a team in need of secondary help.

    May 28 · Source via Tony Jefferson
  • Jarrett Stidham Prepared To Compete For Starting Role

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham is embracing the team's three-man QB competition this offseason between himself, former first-round Zach Wilson and this year's first-rounder Bo Nix. "I'm not going to just sit down and let someone else walk on in here -- I'm going to work my butt off to get the job. I'm super excited about it," Stidham said. The 27-year-old signed a two-year, $10 million deal prior to last season and could now be considered a mentor who could be an upset winner of the starting job this summer. Stidham, Wilson and Nix will get an equal split of the work during the offseason program, but we probably won't have a better sense of who is in the lead in the competition until training camp. Stidham has the advantage of knowing the offense from a season ago, but even if he's the starter in Week 1, he'll be on a short leash and will be a low-upside, low-end QB2 in fantasy.

    May 28 · Source via Denver Broncos Jarrett Stidham
  • Bills GM Brandon Beane Addresses Stefon Diggs Trade

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    The Bills' receiver room was positioned to undergo change during the early portion of free agency with Gabe Davis expectedly departing on the open market. Buffalo followed that up with the blockbuster deal which sent Stefon Diggs to the Texans. The Bills originally intended to keep Diggs in the fold for at least one more season, viewing the [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Buffalo Bills Stefon Diggs
  • Saints DE Tanoh Kpassagnon Suffered Offseason Achilles Tear

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    Well before the 2024 season, the Saints' front seven has been dealt a blow. When speaking to media at OTAs on Tuesday, head coach Dennis Allen said defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon suffered an offseason Achilles tear. Allen added Kpassagnon will miss at least the start of the coming campaign as a result of the injury. He did, however, [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Tanoh Kpassagnon
  • Patriots, QB Drake Maye Agree To Terms

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    As expected, three quarterbacks came off the board to begin the 2024 draft. Neither Caleb Williams nor Jayden Daniels have inked their rookie contracts, but that is now the case for Drake Maye. New England came to terms with the latter on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Maye will now be under contract for the next four years, [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Justin Fields Says He Won't Return Kicks

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Justin Fields said he won't return kicks this season. "Nah, I think everybody kind of interpreted it wrong," said Fields when asked about the rumor. "It's funny how serious social media takes everything." The signal-caller was traded in March after spending the last three years in Chicago. He finished his most recent season in 2023-24 by throwing for 2,562 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine picks while running for 657 yards and four touchdowns off 124 attempts. Fields hopes to compete with Russell Wilson for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. However, unless he's starting come Week 1, he won't offer much to fantasy managers.

    May 28 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields
  • Darius Slayton Spotted At OTAs

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    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton was present for Tuesday's OTAs. The wideout is coming off the best year of his career, catching 50 of his 79 targets for 770 yards and four touchdowns. As a result, he wants a new deal. While there's still time for both sides to work things out, there's also room for the situation to go in the wrong direction, especially as the offseason inches closer to training camp. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old wasn't a reliable fantasy producer throughout the 2023-24 campaign despite his increase in production. That isn't expected to change, considering the Giants added Malik Nabers out of LSU. The team also still has Daniel Jones (knee) under center, who hasn't been the most consistent fantasy signal-caller over the years.

    May 28 · Source via New York Giants Darius Slayton
  • Nico Collins, Texans Agree On A Contract Extension

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    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Texans and wide receiver Nico Collins agreed on a three-year, $72.75 million extension. The wideout, who will make $52 million in guaranteed cash on his new deal, had a breakout season in 2023-24, amassing 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns. While Houston added Stefon Diggs and Joe Mixon to the equation, two players who will command targets during the 2024-25 campaign, Collins remains a viable fantasy option in any format, considering the Texans could be one of the NFL's highest-scoring offenses.

    May 28 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • S Tony Jefferson Attempting NFL Comeback

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    Almost exactly one year ago, Tony Jefferson brought his playing career to an end. The veteran safety retired to begin a tenure in the Ravens' scouting department. He has since reversed course. Jefferson is now attempting to un-retire and play in the NFL this season, per Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report. The 32-year-old has played nine seasons [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Tony Jefferson
  • Steelers WR Quez Watkins Eyeing Starting Role?

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    The Steelers have made a number of changes at the receiver position this offseason, and the departures of Diontae Johnson (traded) and Allen Robinson (released) has left plenty of playing time available. Quez Watkins is among the newcomers aiming to secure a first-team role this summer. The 25-year-old spent his first four seasons with the Eagles, serving as a deep threat. [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Quez Watkins
  • Kenyon Green Healthy And Ready To Compete

    Houston Texans offensive guard Kenyon Green (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's preseason win over the New Orleans Saints last fall and spent the entire 2023 campaign on Injured Reserve. It was an injury that Green had been dealing with since May. The 23-year-old has since made great progress and was participating at organized team activities last week. "Kenyon has done a really great job of putting himself in a position to compete," head coach DeMeco Ryans said. "He did a great job of working throughout the offseason. We know he had the surgery last season, so he was battling back, rehabbing." Green started 14 of 15 games as a rookie in 2022 and allowed 47 pressures, 31 hurries, 12 QB hits and five sacks at left guard while playing through a knee injury. Now healthy, the former first-rounder will have a chance this summer to reclaim his starting role.

    May 28 · Source via Houston Texans
  • Patriots Sign Drake Maye To Rookie Deal

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    The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with quarterback Drake Maye on his rookie deal on Tuesday, according to a source. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft is now under contract and ready to compete with veteran signal-caller Jacoby Brissett in training camp and the preseason for the starting job under center in New England. The 21-year-old former Tar Heel has plenty of high-end, long-term upside in fantasy at the QB position, but he wasn't quite seen as NFL-ready as much as Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels, who went one and two, respectively, in the draft to the Bears and Commanders. Maye had only 26 starts in college and could benefit from sitting and learning for a year, and he doesn't turn 22 until August. Especially given the lack of standout weapons on the Patriots offense, Maye is much more of a dynasty asset than a redraft one in 2024 fantasy circles.

    May 28 · Source via New England Patriots Drake Maye
  • Amare Barno Taking Part In Offseason Workouts

    Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Amare Barno (knee) finished last year on Injured Reserve and missed the final two games of the regular season, but he's progressing nicely and was limited in organized team activities last week, according to head coach Dave Canales. "The reports we're getting are great, so he's trending in the right direction. I don't have a specific date, but he is out there working and he's got his cleats on doing stuff, so I'm looking forward to getting him back up to speed so we can get him back in a practice at some point," Canales said. Barno saw an 11% increase in defensive snaps in 2023 and even made his first career start, finishing with 21 tackles and one tackle for loss in 15 games played. The 25-year-old is likely to serve as depth at the linebacker position again this year for Carolina.

    May 28 · Source via Carolina Panthers Amare Barno
  • Tee Higgins A No-Show At OTAs

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    Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase are both not present for voluntary organized team activities on Tuesday as they seek new deals this offseason. Higgins has yet to sign his franchise tender for this year, so until he does, he will not be allowed to participate in offseason workouts with the team. The 25-year-old requested a trade from the Bengals when the team put the franchise tag on him just before the start of free agency in March, but he remains in Cincinnati for now as he angles for a new long-term deal. It's an offseason storyline to follow for fantasy managers after Higgins had an extremely disappointing 2023 campaign. It didn't help that quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury, but Higgins was also injured himself and finished with a career-low 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games.

    May 28 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Tee Higgins
  • Ja'Marr Chase Not Present For Voluntary OTAs

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    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase wasn't present for voluntary organized team activities on Tuesday. Chase is heading into the fourth year of his rookie deal after the team picked up his fifth-year option for the 2025 season back in April. The 24-year-old is slated to make $5 million in 2024 and remains one of the best all-around receivers in the game. His absence during voluntary offseason workouts shouldn't raise too many eyebrows, although it would be nice to see him working with quarterback Joe Burrow after Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury in 2023. Chase is unlikely to stage a long holdout into mandatory minicamp next month and training camp this summer, and he and the Bengals should eventually work out something long term that should make him one of, if not the highest, paid receiver in the NFL.

    May 28 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Ja'Marr Chase
  • 'We want to put defenses in a bind': Texans plan to deploy WR trio of Diggs, Collins, Dell

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    Houston coach DeMeco Ryans is ready to open up the playbook with Stefon Diggs, Nico Collins and Tank Dell.

    May 28 · ESPN Houston Texans Nico Collins Tank Dell Stefon Diggs
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