Saints | Michael Thomas to miss start of season (Fri Jul 23, 10:31 AM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Aaron Rodgers wants out or deal shortened (Fri Jul 23, 10:28 AM) [jump to this story]
Lions | Heavy workload for D'Andre Swift? (Thu Jul 22, 10:28 PM) [jump to this story]
Jaguars | Chris Claybrooks placed on COVID list Sat Jul 24, 04:40 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Chris Claybrooks was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, July 24.Link to story
Titans | Taylor Lewan avoids injured lists Sat Jul 24, 04:38 PM
Tennessee Titans OT Taylor Lewan (knee) was not placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list or Active/Non-Football Injury list at the start of training camp.Link to story
Titans | A.J. Brown ready to practice Sat Jul 24, 04:36 PM
Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown (knees) was not placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list or Active/Non-Football Injury list at the start of training camp.Link to story
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Titans | Abry Jones on retired list Sat Jul 24, 04:26 PM
Tennessee Titans DT Abry Jones was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Saturday, July 24.Link to story
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Titans | Three players start camp on PUP list Sat Jul 24, 04:18 PM
Tennessee Titans LB Bud Dupree (knee), OT Ty Sambrailo (undisclosed) and RB Jeremy McNichols (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 24.Link to story
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Titans | NFI list for two players Sat Jul 24, 04:17 PM
Tennessee Titans CB Caleb Farley (back) and C Aaron Brewer (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, July 24.Link to story
Packers | Ray Wilborn on COVID list Sat Jul 24, 04:13 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Ray Wilborn was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, July 24.Link to story
Buccaneers | De'Quan Hamptom joins Bucs Sat Jul 24, 04:10 PM
Free-agent TE De'Quan Hampton (Saints) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, July 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Buccaneers | Cameron Brate, Justin Watson on PUP list Sat Jul 24, 04:05 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (undisclosed) and WR Justin Watson (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 24.Link to story
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Titans | Monty Rice signs rookie deal Sat Jul 24, 01:36 PM
Tennessee Titans LB Monty Rice on Saturday, July 24, signed his four-year rookie contract, the team announced. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: Rice has a chance to replace Rashaan Evans next year after the team declines to pick up Evans fifth-year option. The rookie is better on early downs with a nose for the football against the run, but might need work to improve his coverage game.|
Browns | Anthony Schwartz signed Sat Jul 24, 11:39 AM
Cleveland Browns third-round draft choice WR Anthony Schwartz signed a four-year contract with the team Saturday, July 24. The deal is worth approximately $4.863 million, including a signing bonus of $896,742.
|Footballguys view: Schwartz has legit deep speed, but isn't the most consistent receiver. He could move into a large role later in his rookie contract if the Browns move on from Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.|
Browns | Greg Newsome signed Sat Jul 24, 11:20 AM
Cleveland Browns first-round draft choice CB Greg Newsome signed a four-year contract with the team Saturday, July 24, according to agents Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Newsome is part of a newlook secondary that is three deep at safety and cornerback, promising to firm up the weakest part of the Browns defense in recent years. He can play both inside and outside, giving the Browns flexibility in their personnel sets and injury depth.|
Patriots | Two players work out for New England Sat Jul 24, 11:06 AM
Free-agent S Brian Cole (Dolphins) and C Spencer Pulley (Giants) worked out for the New England Patriots Friday, July 23.Link to story
Vikings | Dede Westbrook eyeing Minnesota? Fri Jul 23, 09:44 PM
Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) hinted via social media that he is interested in joining the Minnesota Vikings.
|Footballguys view: This would put Westbrook back on a deep league radars as a potentially fantasy relevant player if one of Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson were to go down.|
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Steelers | Dwayne Haskins busy at practice Fri Jul 23, 09:38 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins saw a lot of reps in practice Friday, July 23, and is expected to see a lot of work in the Hall of Fame Game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
|Footballguys view: Haskins could unseat Mason Rudolph as the backup quarterback and potential 2022 starter with a good camp and preseason. He had garnered some praise with his play this spring and could surprise with a fresh start.|
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NFL | David Irving preparing to play Fri Jul 23, 09:34 PM
Free-agent DE David Irving (Raiders) is hoping to sign with a team and play in 2021.Link to story
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Vikings | Jaylen Twyman to report to camp Fri Jul 23, 09:31 PM
Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) will report to training camp Sunday, July 25, and is hoping to play this season after being shot four times on June 21.
|Footballguys view: Twyman has already etched himself into NFL lore just being able to report to training camp after being shot four times one month ago. He may start camp on the NFI list, but isn't expected to have any long term effects from his injuries.|
Seahawks | Seattle adds Cameron Scarlett Fri Jul 23, 09:02 PM
Free-agent RB Cameron Scarlett (Titans) signed with the Seattle Seahawks Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Scarlett wasn't able to stick with the Titans as a UDFA last year. The Seahawks signed him to fill the roster spot opened by the release of Tamorrion Terry after his legal trouble was discovered in June. The Seahawks don't have an entrenched backup running back behind Chris Carson. Rashaad Penny had another knee surgery this offseason and Alex Collins stood out in his absence this spring.|
Seahawks | Three RBs worked out Fri Jul 23, 08:01 PM
Free-agent RB Pete Guerriero (Jets), RB Darnell Holland (Saints) and RB Cameron Scarlett (Titans) recently worked out for the Seattle Seahawks.Link to story
49ers | San Francisco works out two players Fri Jul 23, 07:39 PM
Free-agent DE Justus Reed (Titans) and DT Eddie Vanderdoes (Texans) recently worked out for the San Francisco 49ers.Link to story
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Dolphins | Jevon Holland under contract Fri Jul 23, 07:34 PM
Miami Dolphins second-round draft choice S Jevon Holland signed a four-year contract with the Dolphins Friday, July 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Holland should get playing time right away in a Dolphins secondary that is set at corner (assuming the situation with Xavien Howard's contract gets worked out), but needs steady play at safety. He can line up at multiple positions in the secondary and could start as a rookie.|
Packers | Two players to miss start of camp Fri Jul 23, 06:42 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Josiah Deguara (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 23. The team also placed LB Isaiah McDuffie (undisclosed) on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.
|Footballguys view: Deguara was a surprise third round pick last year, but that choice was obviously overshadowed by their first and second round picks. Robert Tonyan has the tight end position locked up now, so Deguara is in a playing time battle with 2019 third-round pick Jace Sternberger, who will miss the first two weeks of the season because of a suspension.|
Buccaneers | Curtis Riley moved to IR Fri Jul 23, 06:39 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Curtis Riley (Achilles) has been moved to the Reserve/Injured list after he cleared waivers Friday, July 23.Link to story
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Chargers | Josh Palmer signs rookie contract Fri Jul 23, 06:34 PM
Los Angeles Chargers third-round draft choice WR Josh Palmer signed a four-year contract with the Chargers Friday, July 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Palmer is a big receiver who can win on contested balls, much like Mike Williams. Williams is set to be a free agent next year, so if he and Chargers part ways, Palmer will be set to be a starter outside with Justin Herbert throwing him the ball in 2022.|
Dolphins | Miami waives two players Fri Jul 23, 06:30 PM
Miami Dolphins DE Nick Coe and LS Rex Sunahara were waived Friday, July 23.Link to story
Lions | Ifeatu Melifonwu signs contract Fri Jul 23, 06:27 PM
Detroit Lions third-round draft choice CB Ifeatu Melifonwu signed a four-year contract with the Lions Friday, July 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Melifonwu has a chance to win a starting job with the Lions installing a new defense under first-time defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn. He projects as a press-man corner with top end traits, but instincts that are still a work in progress. He could be moved to safety if he fails at corner.|
NFL | Two interested in Dede Westbrook Fri Jul 23, 06:01 PM
Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) said he is receiving interest from the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals in addition to the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers are counting on Jalen Hurd to stay healthy and fill their opening in the slot, but if he can't, Westbrook would help replace Kendrick Bourne and give the team some experienced depth. Westbrook wouldn't be higher than the #5 receiver on the Bengals depth chart, but as a team that relies on three-wide sets as their base offense, more depth is never a bad thing.|
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Seahawks | Dede Westbrook to visit Fri Jul 23, 05:58 PM
Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) is scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, July 23, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Westbrook is visiting the Vikings first and they have a huge opening at #3 receiver, but Westbrook could also have a chance to be the #3 receiver in Seattle if second-round pick DWayne Eskridge isn't ready to contribute because of a toe injury that sidelined him this spring.|
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Jets | NYJ placed four on PUP list Fri Jul 23, 05:54 PM
New York Jets DT Quinnen Williams (undisclosed), S Ashtyn Davis (undisclosed), DE Kyle Phillips (undisclosed) and DT Jonathan Marshall (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Williams had offseason surgery after a breaking a bone in his foot this spring. Robert Saleh had previously said he hope he would be ready for training camp. He is still in the 10-12 week timeline to return from early May surgery.|
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Jets | Three start camp on NFI list Fri Jul 23, 05:24 PM
New York Jets S Marcus Maye (undisclosed), DE Vinny Curry (undisclosed) and DT Folorunso Fatukasi (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Maye and the Jets were in long term contract talks after they used the franchise tag on him, but those talks have broken down and this could be his last year with the team.|
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Jaguars | Three not ready for practice Fri Jul 23, 05:23 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Luq Barcoo was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, July 23. The team also placed LB Leon Jacobs (undisclosed) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list and LB Dylan Moses (undisclosed) on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.Link to story
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Patriots | David Wells signed Fri Jul 23, 05:20 PM
Free-agent TE David Wells (Patriots) signed with the New England Patriots Friday, July 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Cowboys | Dallas expected to add Malik Hooker Fri Jul 23, 05:12 PM
Free-agent S Malik Hooker (Colts) is meeting with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, July 23, and is expected to sign with the Cowboys if he passes his physical, according a source.
|Footballguys view: Hooker and the Cowboys are good fits for each other. He can play the "Earl Thomas" role in the Dan Quinn-coached as the last line of defense. Hooker was the 15th pick of the 2017 draft, but hasn't been able to stay healthy and establish his value.|
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Jaguars | CJ Henderson starting camp on COVID list Fri Jul 23, 04:22 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars CB CJ Henderson was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Henderson's job isn't 100% secure with second-round Tyson Campbell arriving and a new regime in the front office and coaching staff. It's unclear whether he has contracted covid or is unvaccinated and has a close contact who has tested positive for covid, as the league can not comment on that.|
Raiders | Malcolm Koonce under contract Fri Jul 23, 04:06 PM
Las Vegas Raiders third-round draft choice DE Malcolm Koonce signed a four-year contract with the Raiders Friday, July 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Buccaneers | Jordan Whitehead on COVID list Fri Jul 23, 04:01 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Whitehead was already coming back from February labrum surgery, so it wasn't certain he would be ready for the open of camp. The league can't comment on whether Whitehead has covid or is just unvaccinated and was a close contact with a covid positive individual. He also missed the White House visit earlier this week.|
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Raiders | Divine Deablo agrees to terms Fri Jul 23, 04:00 PM
Las Vegas Raiders third-round draft choice S Divine Deablo agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Raiders Friday, July 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Deablo is safety that the Raiders may try to turn into a weakside linebacker the same way they did with Clemson's Tanner Muse last year. Deablo has some deep sleeper value in IDP leagues and could end up being a long-term starter.|
Vikings | Dede Westbrook to work out for Vikes Fri Jul 23, 02:54 PM
Free agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) in in Minneapolis to work out for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, July 24, according to post on Westbrook's Instagram account. Westbrook reportedly has three teams interested in him but will likely sign with the Vikings if all goes well Saturday, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings don't have a clear #3 receiver, which would give Westbrook about the best opportunity for playing time that he's going to find at this point in free agency. It would give his dynasty stock a pulse in deep leagues after he fizzled out in Jacksonville.|
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Bengals | Austin Reiter to visit Cincinnati Fri Jul 23, 02:30 PM
Free agent C Austin Reiter (Chiefs) is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, July 26, according to a report Friday, July 23.Link to story
Cardinals | Lorenzo Burns placed on COVID list Fri Jul 23, 02:14 PM
Arizona Cardinals CB Lorenzo Burns on Friday, July 23, was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.Link to story
Vikings | Ben Steele hired as OL assistant Fri Jul 23, 02:07 PM
Auburn special-teams analyst Ben Steele on Friday, July 23, was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to sources.Link to story
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Vikings | Phil Rauscher to coach O-line Fri Jul 23, 01:59 PM
Minnesota Vikings assistant offensive line coach Phil Rauscher on Friday, July 23, was promoted to the full-time position. He replaces offensive line coach/run game coordinator Rick Dennison who was let go, reportedly after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings have absorbed enough of the concepts of the Dennison/Kubiak running game to make this not material enough to move Dalvin Cook from the #2 spot he occupies on most fantasy football boards. This is unlikely to be the last showdown between a team and player or coach over the vaccine.|
Dolphins | Cre'Von LeBlanc signs with Miami Fri Jul 23, 01:28 PM
CB Cre'Von LeBlanc (Eagles) on Friday, July 23, is signing an undisclosed one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, per source.Link to story
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Packers | Amari Rodgers signs rookie contract Fri Jul 23, 01:03 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Amari Rodgers on Friday, July 23, signed his four-year rookie contract with the team, according to a post on his Instagram page. Financial terms were unavailable.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers has a similar game to Randall Cobb, whose best years came with Aaron Rodgers. If the Packers get Rodgers to report to the team to throw to Rodgers, Rodgers could have a strong rookie year and emerge as one of the primary options in the passing game.|
Broncos | Javonte Williams agrees to rookie deal Fri Jul 23, 12:54 PM
Denver Broncos RB Javonte Williams and the team on Friday, July 23, agreed to terms on his four-year rookie contract. The full terms were unavailable, but the deal does include a $3.81 signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Williams has a chance to unseat Melvin Gordon from day one and dominate touches for a team that is going to focus on ball control and defense to win games. He is rising as high as the fourth round and probably worth it based on his higher end range of outcomes after the Broncos moved up in the second round to pick #35 to get him.|
Dolphins | Shaquem Griffin signing with Miami Fri Jul 23, 12:42 PM
Updating a previous report, free agent LB Shaquem Griffin (Seahawks) on Friday, July 23, agreed to an undisclosed one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, according to reports.Link to story
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Packers | Davante Adams talks cease Fri Jul 23, 11:37 AM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has ended long-term extension talks with the team, and there are no plans to resume them. The two sides were negotiating for months, and now they're in a bad place, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Whether this is connected to the Aaron Rodgers saga is up for speculation, but it's difficult to avoid that topic when projecting this one. Adams ADP is in the second round because of the Rodgers uncertainty, and this item isn't comforting you are depending on Adams this year.|
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Saints | Michael Thomas to miss start of season Fri Jul 23, 10:31 AM
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle in June that will cause him to miss the start of the regular season. The surgery came with a four-month recovery.
|Footballguys view: Thomas will miss at least 4-6 games with a four month recovery, and he could be less than full speed for a game or two after his return. He is going to fall to at least the 6th/7th round of drafts. Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway (who the team likes), and Adam Trautman will pick up the slack, with the possibility of signing a veteran like Golden Tate or Danny Amendola looming.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers wants out or deal shortened Fri Jul 23, 10:28 AM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wants to be traded or have years taken off of his contract that includes three seasons at $33.5 million per year, according to an NFC personnel executive. 'He wants to get some sort of deal done,' an NFC personnel executive said. 'But, he wants years off his deal, so he can pull a Tom Brady and be the next guy to try to go elsewhere to win a championship.'
|Footballguys view: This at least opens the possibility of Rodgers playing a full season for Green Bay as long as they let him get out of his contract that runs through 2023. Whether he would settle for just 2023 being shaved off, or wants out after this year is unknown, and we can't totally trust this report, but it does jive with a report earlier this week that Rodgers turned down a two-year extension/raise that would have kept him in Green Bay for the next five years as the highest paid player in the game.|
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Seahawks | Shaquem Griffin visiting Dolphins Fri Jul 23, 09:36 AM
Free-agent LB Shaquem Griffin (Seahawks) is visiting the Miami Dolphins Friday, July 23.Link to story
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