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  • Fisher talks Gurley's recovery
    Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams are "very, very encouraged" with Todd Gurley's (ACL) recovery, but acknowledged Gurley is "not 100 percent" or ready to play in football games.

    Advice: "Todd did a great job on the conditioning test," Fisher said. "He's not 100 percent. He's not ready to play in a game right now. ... We'll just kind of add things as we move forward." Gurley has been limited to individual drills so far in training camp. We might see him play in the third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • Jets rookie WR Devin Smith has fractured ribs
    Second-round WR Devin Smith suffered broken ribs in the first practice of Jets camp and may miss all of the preseason.

    Advice: Smith has been hospitalized with the painful injury. It should be emphasized that Smith broke multiple ribs, not just one. The injury occurred while Smith was "making a leaping catch" in Friday's practice. The 37th pick in this year's draft, Smith was going to compete for third receiver duties with Jeremy Kerley behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. While we didn't have high hopes for Smith's re-draft league prospects, so much lost practice time in OC Chan Gailey's system may prevent Smith from making any meaningful early-season impact. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2203rd)
     
  • Gurley limited to individual drills early on
    Todd Gurley (knee) is participating in individual drills early in Rams training camp.

    Advice: Per ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner, there is "no timetable" for Gurley to begin practicing in 11-on-11s. In the meantime, Tre Mason will operate as St. Louis' first-team back with Benny Cunningham mixing in on passing downs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch expects Mason to open 2015 as the lead ball carrier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • Damien Williams working as 2nd-team back
    Damien Williams opened Dolphins camp as the second-team back behind Lamar Miller.

    Advice: Williams is ahead of rookie Jay Ajayi. Although Ajayi was a hyped prospect before the draft, Williams is no slouch in his own right. He was a standout in the passing game as a rookie and will be a significant obstacle for Ajayi to overcome. If Miller went down, Williams and Ajayi might form a two-man RBBC. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.70 (2518th)
     
  • Saints TE Orson Charles suspended one game
    NFL suspended Saints TE Orson Charles one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

    Advice: Charles was arrested last April for a road rage incident. He won't count against the Week 1 roster if he makes the team. 24-year-old Charles is competing for a role behind Josh Hill and Ben Watson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1800th)
     
  • Saints activate Marques Colston
    Saints activated WR Marques Colston from the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Colston's injury was never disclosed. The Saints intend to take it easy on their declining 32-year-old slot receiver, probably for most of camp. "We have to be smart with where Marques is at," coach Sean Payton acknowledged. "The reps are one thing, but making sure he’s getting into football shape. ... I think we’ll do a good job with some veteran players, he being one of them." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:33 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.40 (92nd)
     
  • Abdullah, Riddick sharing 1st-team reps
    With Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) still on the shelf, Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are sharing first-team reps at Lions camp.

    Advice: "We feel good about where he is, what he’s done, the ability he has," coach Jim Caldwell said of Abdullah. "The evaluation process continues." Caldwell did admit that "it's tough for young players to come into this league and stand out." If all of the red flags on Bell's health are indeed serious, however, the Lions will need their second-round pick to "stand out" in very short order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.39 (122nd)
     
  • Perriman day to day with knee bruise
    Breshad Perriman is "day to day" after suffering a knee injury at Ravens camp on Thursday.

    Advice: The Ravens say Perriman's knee injury is a bruise. With Perriman on the shelf at Friday's practice, fill-in Kamar Aiken dropped two passes. Perriman figures to be back on the practice field by no later than early next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:16 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
     
  • Green-Beckham ballooned to 246 lbs. in spring
    Dorial Green-Beckham revealed he weighed 246 pounds at the end of offseason practices.

    Advice: It's nine pounds heavier than his Combine listing, where Green-Beckham weighed in at 6'5/237. DGB missed the entire offseason due to a hamstring injury, which presumably contributed to his weight gain. He says he's down to 240 pounds now, and hopes to get to 230 by the end of camp. DGB is battling Harry Douglas, Hakeem Nicks, and Justin Hunter for snaps opposite Kendall Wright. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.69 (181st)
     
  • Vernon Davis feeling faster, more explosive
    Vernon Davis said he feels "faster, more explosive" than he did last season.

    Advice: "Right now, I feel like a rookie," Davis said, "been taking care of myself." Davis blames his struggles on a number of factors, including coaching and the players. He's since fired a financial advisor who talked him into holding out for more money last offseason. Now 31 and coming off the worst season of his career, Davis has a chance to bounce back as a seam-stretcher and red-zone threat. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.66 (125th)
     
  • Lovie admits obvious: Winston is Bucs starter
    Coach Lovie Smith said Jameis Winston is the Bucs' starting quarterback.

    Advice: This comes as no surprise whatsoever, but it's at least worth mentioning after Winston split first-team reps with Mike Glennon in the spring. Winston has been an angel off the field since being drafted No. 1 and picked up the offense in quick fashion on it. Strapped with Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins as his weapons, Winston has some appeal as a high-upside QB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    15.76 (39th)
     
  • Packers WR Abbrederis suffers concussion
    Packers WR Jared Abbrederis suffered a concussion in Thursday's training camp practice.

    Advice: He'll have to make his way through the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice. Last year's fifth-round pick, Abbrederis missed his rookie year with a torn ACL. He needs as many reps as possible this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2292nd)
     
  • Nelson Agholor 'looks like the real deal'
    Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski expects first-round WR Nelson Agholor to "produce immediately" and added that Agholor "looks like the real deal."

    Advice: Agholor projects as an immediate Week 1 starter in the old Jeremy Maclin role opposite Jordan Matthews. Outside of Amari Cooper, Agholor has the easiest path to targets among this year's rookie receivers. Anything less than 800-900 yards and a handful of touchdowns would come as a disappointment, and we'd consider that his floor. Agholor has a chance to be 2015's top rookie producer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:31 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    7.13 (136th)
     
  • Russell Wilson inks 4-year, $87.6M extension
    Seahawks signed QB Russell Wilson to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension that includes $60 million guaranteed.

    Advice: Wilson gets a $31 million signing bonus and is signed through 2019, his age-31 season. The deal is short compared to other quarterback contracts, but gives Wilson another potential bite at the free-agency apple when he's still theoretically in his prime as a quarterback. Wilson's $21.9 million annually in new money makes him the second-highest paid quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers ($22 million). There were whispers Wilson was aiming for a fully-guaranteed contract. He settled for 68.5 percent of it guaranteed, which is still better than any other quarterback. The Seahawks will now turn their attention to MLB Bobby Wagner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:55 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Free agent Steven Jackson tweets to Cowboys
    Free agent RB Steven Jackson tweeted to the Cowboys an image of his number 39 being projected over AT&T Stadium.

    Advice: Jackson's tweet read, "Attn: Cowboys." The 32-year-old has drawn zero known interest on the free-agent market after the Falcons released him in February. There's barely any tread left on his tires, but we don't doubt Jackson could help an NFL team. There's no way he can carry a heavy workload, but Jackson can still be effective in the red zone and as a pass-protector. He received PFF's No. 3 blocking score among running backs last season. He's better than Chris Johnson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1978th)
     
  • Report: Russell Wilson deal could be imminent
    Profootballtalk passes along "belief in league circles" that the Seahawks could finalize Russell Wilson's extension within "the next 48 hours."

    Advice: Both sides have gone to great lengths to posture through the media, releasing contract-proposal numbers and even telling some media outlets Wilson could be an ex-Seahawk by next offseason. (The latter was never, ever going to happen.) It's rumored the Seahawks are willing to up their offer, likely in an effort to compromise. Wilson would also have to give something in that compromise, of course. It sounds like an accord may be imminent. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:28 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Bengals waive WR Cobi Hamilton
    Bengals waived WR Cobi Hamilton.

    Advice: A 2013 sixth-round pick out of Arkansas, Hamilton was never much of a receiving prospect and didn't make enough special teams noise to earn a game-day roster spot. The 24-year-old should generate scant interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2235th)
     
  • Todd Gurley will be eased into training camp
    ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects Todd Gurley (knee) to be limited to individual drills at the start of camp.

    Advice: Although Gurley surprisingly avoided active/PUP, GM Les Snead has said the team will be "cautious" with its first-round back. The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Gurley starts Week 1, but gives the edge to Tre Mason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:05 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • 'Sizable gap' between Wilson and Seahawks
    FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports a "sizable gap" remains between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks ahead of Friday's artificial extension deadline.

    Advice: Per Garafolo, "only significant concessions by one or both parties" will get a deal done. Garafolo reports the Seahawks have offered to make Wilson one of the three highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, and are willing to best Cam Newton's five-year, $103.8 million extension. That's not good enough for Wilson, who understands that historical precedent dictates he becomes the highest-paid player in the league, at least until Andrew Luck gets a new deal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Russell Wilson talks still progressing slowly
    CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks aren't making much progress in extension talks with Russell Wilson.

    Advice: Per La Canfora, the Seahawks are offering a "very strong deal" by their standards, but it would be "viewed as weak" by top quarterback standards. The Seahawks seem convinced Wilson will eventually budge and take something of a hometown discount, but it isn't happening. Wilson will supposedly cut off talks when camp begins on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:59 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Titans don't want to 'over-rep' Green-Beckham
    The Titans don't want to "over-rep" Dorial Green-Beckham early in training camp, and will limit the packages he's involved in.

    Advice: Green-Beckham is being babied along after missing all of OTAs with a hamstring injury. It's far from ideal for a player who enters the league as an exceptionally-raw prospect. DGB oozes upside, but it's hard to see him making a consistent re-draft impact as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    5.69 (181st)
     
  • Wilson and Seahawks remain in negotiations
    Russell Wilson and the Seahawks remain in extension negotiations.

    Advice: Wilson has said he will cut off all talks once training camp opens Friday. So of course there's "pessimism" that a deal will get done, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Thursday. The Seahawks have reportedly offered Wilson a deal with an average annual value of $21 million. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:53 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman opens camp with the starters
    Ravens rookie WR Breshad Perriman ran with the starters as training camp opened Thursday.

    Advice: The WR-needy Ravens didn't use the No. 26 overall pick on Perriman to have him sit. Although Kamar Aiken soaked up plenty of first-team reps during the spring, Perriman is the prototypical size/speed specimen that will have to fall flat on his face to lose the job. With only 36-year-old Steve Smith and unproven tight ends as competition for targets, Perriman has value at his ninth-round ADP. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:34 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
     
  • 'Possibility' Todd Gurley starts Week 1
    The Rams' official website believes there's a "possibility" Todd Gurley (knee) starts Week 1.

    Advice: Gurley's outlook has improved considerably after he avoided the PUP list to begin camp, but writer Myles Simmons still believes it's "more probable" Tre Mason starts Week 1 than Gurley. Simmons points toward coach Jeff Fisher's usual conservatism with rookies as evidence. Regardless of who starts Week 1, it's looking more and more likely that Gurley has a big role by the end of September. His health is farther along than was previously expected. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:17 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • Marques Colston beginning camp on PUP list
    Saints placed WR Marques Colston on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Colston's "injury" is undisclosed. He shouldn't be sidelined more than a couple of days. Colston is on the record as expecting his practice reps to be "managed" all season. The Saints don't need to push their 32-year-old wideout in camp and the preseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:19 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.40 (92nd)
     
  • Todd Gurley beginning camp on active roster
    Updating an earlier item, Rams RB Todd Gurley (ACL) will begin training camp on the active roster.

    Advice: It means Gurley is ineligible for the reserve/NFI list, which would have cost him the first six games of the season. It's a major surprise after the Rams insisted all offseason they would take things slow with the No. 10 overall pick. It still doesn't guarantee Gurley will be ready for Week 1, but he's trending in that direction. Gurley's Week 1 status will be confirmed if he suits up for preseason action. Expect Gurley's ADP of RB20 to climb. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • Todd Gurley passes conditioning test
    Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Rams GM Les Snead said RB Todd Gurley (ACL) has passed his conditioning test, and should progress to football activities "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't change the fact that Gurley will open camp on the active/NFI list, but he's progressing as the Rams hoped. Gurley is expected to begin participating in individual drills sooner rather than later. ESPN's Nick Wagoner believes Gurley will avoid the reserve/NFI list, which would cost him the first six games of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:48 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • Rams rookie Gurley to avoid reserve/PUP list?
    ESPN's Nick Wagoner expects Todd Gurley (ACL) to be back before the Rams' Week 6 bye.

    Advice: Wagoner calls predictions of the Rams holding Gurley until Week 7 "too far flung." The No. 10 overall pick is going to open camp with some individual drills and gradually progress toward full-team work. Gurley still has a chance to suit up Week 1, which will be roughly 10 months after his ACL tear at Georgia. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.45 (83rd)
     
  • Up-front money now the hurdle in Wilson talks
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the deal the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson would pay him under $20 million up front.

    Advice: The deal would be worth $21 million annually, but the up-front money is a sticking point. Cam Newton, for instance, received $30 million up front on his six-year, $118.47 million pact. Still, it's now clear the Seahawks are making progress in contract talks with Wilson. Per RapSheet, "negotiations are ongoing, Wilson hasn't turned anything down outright, and nothing has been taken off the table." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:47 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Report: Seattle offering Wilson annual $21M
    According to Profootballtalk, "word on the NFL grapevine" is that the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson a long-term contract with an average-annual value of $21 million, and "significant guaranteed money."

    Advice: It's a good start, but not what Wilson is looking for, which is to become the highest-paid player in the league. That requires surpassing Aaron Rodgers' annual $22 million. It's a standoff where Wilson owns much of the leverage, though Seattle has the ability to franchise tag its quarterback each of the next two years. In the end, a deal before Week 1 seems more likely than not. It's makes too much sense for both sides. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
  • Breshad Perriman projected as starter
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley projects first-round pick Breshad Perriman as the starting wideout opposite Steve Smith Sr.

    Advice: This may seem obvious to most considering Perriman's first-round pedigree, but Perriman only rotated with the first team at spring practices, sharing time with Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown. Aiken actually got the most reps with the ones. Hensley acknowledges Perriman is "trying to beat out" Aiken and Brown. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    8.09 (102nd)
     
  • Some coaches don't view Russ Wilson as elite
    In a poll of 35 coaches, personnel men and former front office executives, only 11 viewed Russell Wilson as a top-tier quarterback.

    Advice: "Because I think he needs Marshawn Lynch and the defense to do what he has done," one coordinator opined. Another offensive coach said the "bubble is going to burst" for Wilson if the team needs him to throw the ball on a frequent basis. "He is not a [first-tier QB]," a head coach said. "He cannot win the whole thing. Is that why they are not paying him? I think you could make an argument to put him down as a 3, but I would say he is a 2." It's possible the Seahawks feel the same way, as they've so far balked at making Wilson the highest-paid player in the game like he wants to be. For what it's worth, Wilson is a top-tier QB in our book. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:02 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    18.50 (9th)
     
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