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  • Agholor dealt with high ankle sprain
    Nelson Agholor suffered a high ankle sprain "at midseason" last year.

    Advice: "When we were in camp in preseason, the guy was explosive," said Jordan Matthews. "When he hurt his ankle, and then you add all the pressure of being a first-round pick, it's hard to just go out there and play your best. But he looks really explosive now." The injury was never announced as a high ankle sprain, but Agholor did miss Weeks 6-7. Although the jury remains out on Philly's 2015 first-round pick, Agholor could be argued as a post-draft "winner" after the Eagles didn't invest in wide receivers. Ahead of Rueben Randle and Chris Givens, Agholor is basically locked into the starting lineup opposite Jordan Matthews. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:00 pm
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  • Chiefs waive WR Fred Williams
    Chiefs waived WR Fred Williams.

    Advice: A preseason DFS star last year, Williams spent most of the regular season on the practice squad. Already 28, it is not a given he gets another shot. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:18 pm
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  • Lions add former Broncos WR Andre Caldwell
    Lions signed WR Andre Caldwell, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year contract.

    Advice: A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008, Caldwell caught just 32 passes for 337 yards and five touchdowns in 54 appearances for the Broncos since 2012. Caldwell is not a difference maker, but he is a veteran presence that can contribute in a thin receiver corps. He will likely compete with T.J. Jones and Jeremy Kerley for the No. 3 receiver job. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:10 pm
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  • Stafford pegs WR Jones as breakout candidate
    Matthew Stafford mentioned third-year WR T.J. Jones as a potential breakout candidate.

    Advice: After losing Calvin Johnson to retirement and then signing Marvin Jones, the Lions stood pat at receiver in this past week's draft. Jones is currently slotted in as the Lions' No. 3/4 receiver in competition with Jeremy Kerley. At 6'/190, Jones probably has a leg up on Kerley in three-wide sets since Kerley profiles as more of a slot receiver, and that's where Golden Tate lines up in three-wide. Jones posted a 9-121-1 line over the final five weeks last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:12 am
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  • Pierre Garcon expected to keep roster spot
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim fully expects contract-year WR Pierre Garcon to keep his roster spot.

    Advice: Garcon's status became the subject of speculation after the Redskins used the No. 22 pick on Josh Doctson, but Keim is convinced Garcon will stay in D.C. Per Keim, Redskins officials have never once wavered on Garcon's roster spot, either publicly or privately. With the Redskins' offseason spending largely finished, they don't need the $8 million in cap savings they'd get by cutting Garcon loose. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
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  • Davante Adams' roster spot not 'sure thing'?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't consider Davante Adams' roster spot a "sure thing" for 2016.

    Advice: In breaking down the Pack's crowded receiver corps, reporter Tom Silverstein labels Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb as the only "sure things." We'd add Jeff Janis to that list. It would ultimately be surprising if Adams couldn't crack the 53-man roster, but he was one of the worst regularly-featured wideouts in the league last season, averaging a stunningly-bad 9.7 yards on 50 catches. Still only 23, Adams has youth and his 2014 draft position (No. 53 overall) working in his favor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
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  • Broncos sign pint-sized WR Addison
    Broncos signed Oregon WR Bralon Addison.

    Advice: Addison (5'9/197) earned second-team All-Pac 12 honors as a senior, finishing his career with 146 catches for 1,937 yards (13.3 YPR) and 20 touchdowns. He added three career punt return TDs. An impact college slot receiver and return specialist, Addison likely lacks the requisite size and athleticism to become a regular NFL contributor after running 4.66 with a 9-foot-8 broad jump at the Combine. He's a poor man's Jamison Crowder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:49 am
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  • Moritz Boehringer signs rookie deal with MIN
    Vikings signed sixth-round WR Moritz Boehringer to a four-year, $2.49 million contract.

    Advice: He's the first rookie to sign his contract. Last year's No. 180 overall pick, Jaguars DT Michael Bennett, inked a deal worth a little more than $2.418 million. Incredibly athletic but lacking honed football skills, Boehringer will be a fascinating player to watch this summer and in preseason games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:02 pm
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  • Rams pick up Austin & Ogletree's option years
    The Rams have exercised Tavon Austin's fifth-year team option for 2017.

    Advice: They've done the same with MLB Alec Ogletree. Austin has never lived up to his billing as the No. 8 overall pick of the 2013 draft, but has steadily come on as a playmaker. He is dangerous with the ball in his hands. The option is worth over $12 million, something the Rams might very well decide is too much. Option years are guaranteed for injury only. Austin has been durable despite his pint size (5-foot-8, 176 pounds). Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:21 am
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  • Vikes decline Cordarrelle Patterson's option
    The Vikings have declined Cordarrelle Patterson's fifth-year team option for 2017.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer. Patterson has 863 receiving yards in three years, catching all of two passes in 2015. He's amongst the league's most dangerous players on kick returns, but if he's back with the Vikings after this season, it will be at a fraction of what the option would have cost. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 am
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  • Bucs 'believe' in sophomore WR Kenny Bell
    The Tampa Bay Tribune's Roy Cummings said the Bucs "believe" in second-year WR Kenny Bell.

    Advice: Bell missed his entire rookie season with a hamstring injury, but he boasts 4.4 speed and a highly-productive college resume. More talented than Louis Murphy, Adam Humphries, and Donteea Dye, Bell will be the favorite for Tampa's No. 3 receiver job if he can master the playbook. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:05 am
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  • Devin Hester (toe) still not cleared to run
    Falcons KR/WR Devin Hester (toe) has not been cleared to run.

    Advice: Hester was limited to five games last season because of two broken sesamoid bones in his right big toe. He had surgery to repair the issue in January. Hester should be ready for training camp, but his spot on the roster is anything but secure, especially with the new kickoff rules hurting the value of return men. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:35 am
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  • Aaron Dobson a draft weekend loser?
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss tabbed Aaron Dobson as one of the losers coming out of the NFL draft.

    Advice: Dobson was already on shaky ground after three ineffective and injury-plagued seasons, and it does not help his case the Patriots added two receivers in the draft, Malcolm Mitchell in the fourth round and Devin Lucien in the seventh. Mitchell, in particular, is well suited for the boundary role Dobson has flubbed during his time in New England. Dobson needs a healthy and strong offseason to even make the roster. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:56 am
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  • Colts add Cincinnati WR Mekale McKay
    Colts signed Cincinnati WR Mekale McKay.

    Advice: McKay (6'4/207) spent three seasons at Cincinnati after transferring from Arkansas, finishing his Bearcats career with 87 catches for 1,717 yards (19.7 YPR) and 17 touchdowns. He showed good-not-great athleticism at the Combine, running 4.55 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. McKay struggled with drops in college and lacks crispness in his routes, but has some field-stretching tools. He reminds a bit of Raiders WR Andre Holmes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:05 am
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  • Jets nab WR Charone Peake with 7th-rounder
    Jets selected Clemson WR Charone Peake with the No. 241 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Peake (6'2/209) spent one season as a full-time starter at Clemson, posting a 50-716-5 (14.3 YPR) receiving line for the national champion runner-ups. A power player who can block and create yards after catch with desire and brute strength, Peake's stock got a bump in Indy with a 4.45 forty and 35 1/2-inch vertical. Peake's college production underwhelms, but he has an NFL-level combination of build, movement skills, and physicality. He has a chance to become a better pro than college player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:15 pm
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  • Falcons add late round WR in Devin Fuller
    Falcons selected UCLA WR Devin Fuller with the No. 238 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Fuller (6'0/194) book ended Jordan Payton in the Bruins' receiver corps, parlaying 147 career catches into 1,327 yards (9.03 YPR) and ten touchdowns. After a disappointing senior season plagued by ankle woes and a concussion, Fuller helped himself by blazing 4.39 with a 10-foot-4 broad jump at UCLA's Pro Day. Fuller's college track record underwhelms, but he's been likened to Nate Washington by Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman for his professional playing style and speed to win downfield. He's worth a look in camp and will get it with this late selection. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:09 pm
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  • Steelers draft DeMarcus Ayers
    Steelers selected Houston WR DeMarcus Ayers with the No. 229 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

    Advice: Ayers (5'9/182) was an undersized-if-prolific playmaker for the Cougars, parlaying 142 career catches into 1,687 yards (11.9 YPR) and nine touchdowns, also scoring once on a punt return and once on a kickoff. Ayers proceeded to disappoint at the Combine, running a painfully slow 4.72 forty with a 33-inch vertical. Ayers does have terrific hands, securing 99-of-101 catchable targets in 2015 according to College Football Focus. Ayers will try to make it as a situational slot receiver with punt return value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:52 pm
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  • Bears take flier on slot man Dan Braverman
    Bears selected Western Michigan WR Daniel Braverman with the No. 230 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Braverman (5'10/175) was a rare small-school early entrant after a prolific junior campaign (108-1,367-13) in which he ranked second in the nation in receptions. Per College Football Focus, Braverman's 2015 catch rate (76 percent) was the highest among draft-eligible receivers. Braverman's athletic limitations showed up at the WMU Pro Day, running 4.53 with an anemic 28 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump. Due to his short-area playing style, Braverman has drawn comparisons ranging from Julian Edelman to Cole Beasley. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:51 pm
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  • Pats take ASU WR Devin Lucien
    Patriots selected Arizona State WR Devin Lucien with the No. 225 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Lucien (6'1/201) spent one year at ASU after transferring from UCLA, leading the Sun Devils in catches (66), yards (1,075) and touchdowns (eight). Lucien was nearly unstoppable on fade routes in college and has NFL-level ball skills, dropping just five passes over his final two seasons. Lucien helped himself at the Sun Devils' Pro Day, blazing 4.49 with quality agility scores. Lucien lacks dominant size and overall athleticism, but he is a crisp route runner with sure hands. He has a chance to become a useful contributor if given the opportunity. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:40 pm
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  • 49ers add possession WR Burbridge at No. 213
    49ers selected Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge with the No. 213 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Burbridge (6'0/206) earned 2015's Big Ten Receiver of the Year, wrapping his career with 165 catches for 2,174 yards (13.2 YPR) and ten TDs. An inconsistent ball catcher without much separation ability, Burbridge's deficiencies were exposed at the Combine, measuring in with tiny 8-inch hands and running 4.56 with a lowly 30 1/2-inch vertical. Media WR guru Matt Harmon has described Burbridge as a "catch-and-fall guy" who poses no YAC threat. Burbridge was a good college player whose game and skill set are unlikely to transition into the pros. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:20 pm
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  • Rams take WR Mike Thomas in 6th round
    Rams selected Southern Miss WR Mike Thomas with the No. 206 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Thomas (6'1/193) spent two years at Southern Miss after transferring from community college, posting a 112-1,983-19 (17.7 YPR) receiving line and setting single-season school records for receiving yards (1,391) and receiving TDs (14) as a senior. Shockingly snubbed for a Combine invite, Thomas ran 4.54 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-6 broad jump at the Golden Eagles' Pro Day. A terrific route runner who won 50:50 balls and dominated after the catch in Conference USA, Thomas has a Marvin Jones-like skill set with No. 2 receiver upside. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:01 pm
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  • Bengals draft Cody Core
    Bengals selected Ole Miss WR Cody Core with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Core (6'3/205) book ended Laquon Treadwell as a two-year starter at Ole Miss, finishing his career with 83 catches for 1,297 yards (15.6 YPR) and ten TDs. Core ranked fifth in the SEC in yards per reception (17.4) as a senior and showed his long speed with a 4.47 forty in Indy. Core's other measurables don't impress, however, and his route running needs a lot of work. Core was a terrific gunner early in college and may fit best in the NFL covering kicks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:38 pm
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  • Vikings select German WR Boehringer
    Vikings selected WR Moritz Boehringer with the No. 180 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: A German national, Boehringer has zero college football experience. Boehringer (6'5/227) debuted in the German Football League last season, amassing 70 catches for 1,461 yards (20.9 YPR) and 16 touchdowns en route to Rookie of the Year honors. He created a ton of buzz at Florida Atlantic's Pro Day in March, running an incredible 4.43 forty with a 39-inch vertical and explosive 10-foot-11 broad jump. 22-year-old Boehringer is an obvious project, but his combination of size and athleticism gives him a sky-high ceiling. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:53 pm
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  • Packers add speed to WR with Trevor Davis
    Packers selected Cal WR Trevor Davis with the No. 163 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Davis (6'1/188) played two seasons at Cal after transferring from Hawaii, parlaying 64 career catches into 1,071 yards (16.7 YPR) and seven TDs. He also returned two kickoffs for scores. Davis ripped up the Combine, blazing 4.42 with a 38 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump and shredding agility drills. Davis' future at wideout has been an open question among NFL scouts, but his special teams prowess should earn him extended opportunities. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:09 pm
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  • Browns draft Jordan Payton
    Browns selected UCLA WR Jordan Payton with the No. 154 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Payton (6'1/207) made 40 starts for the Bruins, finishing his career as UCLA's all-time leader in receptions (201). He parlayed them into 2,702 yards (13.4 YPR) and 11 touchdowns. Payton helped himself in Indy, running 4.47 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. An aggressive and physical wideout, Payton projects as a strong-handed possession target who will likely struggle to beat NFL man coverage. He has some potential to grow into a reliable No. 3 receiver, perhaps in the Jason Avant mold. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:42 am
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  • Titans kick off fifth round with WR Sharpe
    Titans selected Massachusetts WR Tajae Sharpe with the No. 140 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

    Advice: Sharpe (6'2/194) was a two-time first-team All-MAC pick, rewriting the UMass receiving record books with a career 277-3,486-16 (12.6 YPR) line. His Combine workout was pedestrian, running 4.55 with a 33 1/2-inch vertical. Sharpe's hands were also measured between 7 3/4" and 8 3'8", which is below baseline for NFL receivers. Sharpe still got the job done in the FCS and is one of the best route runners in this year's draft. Lacking athleticism to win outside, Sharpe may have to transition into a "big slot" to carve out an NFL role. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:04 am
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  • Skins to keep Garcon, even after Doctson pick
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports "nothing will change" regarding Pierre Garcon's roster status after Washington used the No. 22 overall pick on WR Josh Doctson.

    Advice: In the final year of his contract, soon-to-be 30-year-old Garcon is set to count $10.2 million against the cap, and the Redskins can clear $8 million of that by releasing him. Already up against the cap after inking CB Josh Norman to a big deal last week, the Redskins plan to stand pat and ease in Doctson. Cutting WR Andre Roberts and his $4 million salary should be as easier call. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:49 am
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  • Bell battling Humphries and Dye for slot snaps
    Per the Bucs' website, Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye will be Kenny Bell's primary competition at slot receiver this season.

    Advice: Louis Murphy will also be in that mix, though an ACL tear will keep him out until at least training camp. Bell missed 2015 with a hamstring injury but is fully recovered. Bell is the most talented name here, but he has catching up to do. "The playbook has never been too big of an issue," said Bell. "What I'm more focused on is the reps." If Bell plays to his potential, he'll have a good chance to open 2016 as Tampa Bay's No. 3 wideout. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:27 pm
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