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  • Kaepernick universally-hated in front offices
    After speaking with seven anonymous NFL front office members, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman came away with the opinion that teams "truly, truly hate" Colin Kaepernick, and he may never play another down in the league.

    Advice: "I don't want him anywhere near my team," one front office executive said. "He's a traitor." Another team executive said, "He has no respect for our country. [Expletive] that guy." And according to one GM, "In my career, I have never seen a guy so hated by front office guys as Kaepernick." One executive said he'd rather resign than sign Kap. Freeman believes '90-95 percent' of teams feel this way, and he thinks it's possible Kap will be blackballed once/if he's cut by the 49ers. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Patriots sign ST Slater to one-year extension
    Patriots signed ST/WR Matthew Slater to a one-year, $1.8 million extension through 2017.

    Advice: The deal includes a $600,000 signing bonus and $900,000 fully guaranteed. Slater played a total of 24 snaps on offense last season, with no more than four coming in a single game, but he's one of the elite special teams aces in the league. He's made five Pro Bowls for it. Slater turns 31 next month. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:18 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.02 (2680th)
     
  • Vikes don't think QB Hill will last 16 games
    Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel reports the Vikings don't think they can "get by" with Shaun Hill for 16 games.

    Advice: Vensel believes the Vikings will look outside the organization for another quarterback, though he does report the team "likes" Taylor Heinicke, but Heinicke is on the NFI list after tearing up his foot in an off-field incident. He's not expected to be able to practice for another three weeks. The Vikings were one of the teams linked to Nick Foles before he signed with the Chiefs. It's possible they could try to pry Josh McCown away from the Browns for a mid-rounder. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.21 (80th)
     
  • Shaun Hill positioned to be Vikings starter
    Shaun Hill will open the season as the Vikings' starting quarterback.

    Advice: He should be grabbed in two-quarterback leagues, but nowhere else. 36 1/2 years old, Hill will spend much of his time under center executing handoffs to Adrian Peterson. Hill appeared in nine games (eight starts) with the 2014 Rams, completing 63.3 percent of his throws with an 8:7 TD-to-INT ratio and 7.2 YPA. The Vikings should be willing to take those rate stats and run with them if Hill can repeat. We wouldn't bet on Hill lasting 16 starts this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    13.21 (80th)
     
  • Bridgewater suffers torn ACL, dislocated knee
    The Vikings announced Teddy Bridgewater suffered a completely torn ACL and dislocated knee at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This was the fear. Bridgewater also suffered "other structural damage," and he's obviously done for the season. The Vikings expect Bridgewater to make a full recovery, but when exactly he'll be healed is anybody's guess. It's going to be a long, lonely rehab for the 24-year-old (in November). Minnesota's playoff chances take a big hit, even if Bridgewater isn't scaring many defenses with his arm. He showed tangible signs of progress the past year. Veteran backup Shaun Hill is a big downgrade. Adrian Peterson will be relied on even more. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Austin Davis visiting Cowboys on Wednesday
    Free agent QB Austin Davis is visiting the Cowboys on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cowboys need a new No. 2 behind Dak Prescott, but Davis is unlikely to be the answer. The Cowboys probably want/need an extra arm for Thursday's preseason finale. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2452nd)
     
  • Players noticeably affected by Teddy's injury
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury was "gruesome," and that his teammates were "noticeably affected."

    Advice: It sounds like we're dealing with a Kevin Ware/Paul George-type situation. An ambulance and paramedics were summoned when Bridgewater went down, with the paramedics being something longtime observers had never seen before at a Vikings training camp practice. Bridgewater isn't going to play this season. The question is fast becoming if he'll be ready for 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Vikes admit 'significant' Bridgewater injury
    Speaking Tuesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury is "significant."

    Advice: Zimmer refused to formally announce that Bridgewater is out for the season, but seemed resigned to the fact. The Vikes will get official word after more testing. Anything from a torn ACL to torn patellar tendon is a possibility. Shaun Hill is now the starter, though the Vikings will be searching for more depth. Colin Kaepernick is the biggest name available, but his collapsed play, off-the-field distractions and salary are all significant hurdles to an acquisition. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:11 pm
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    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Derek Carrier stashed on reserve/PUP list
    Redskins placed TE Derek Carrier (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: A depth piece, Carrier tore his ACL and MCL last December. He'll be first eligible to return in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:05 pm
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    0.00 (1828th)
     
  • Redskins send rookie RB Keith Marshall to IR
    Redskins placed RB Keith Marshall on injured reserve with a damaged UCL in his elbow, ending his season.

    Advice: Marshall was given a three-week timeline upon going down, but either his prognosis got worse, or the Redskins used his injury as an opportunity to free up a roster spot. Marshall was a hyped seventh-rounder out of Georgia, but didn't make nearly as much noise once the pads went on. Injuries are nothing new for Marshall, whose time in the SEC was marked by one ailment after another. UDFA Rob Kelley will begin the year as Matt Jones' direct backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:04 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
     
  • Cowboys get down to 75 players
    Cowboys waived WR Rodney Smith, OG Mike McQueen, OG Dan Buchholz, WR Richard Mullaney, CB Arjen Colquhoun and LB Henoc Muamba.

    Advice: Colquhoun and Muamba were waived/injured. Smith hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:21 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2003rd)
     
  • James Hanna stashed on the PUP list
    Cowboys placed TE James Hanna (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: A key run blocker, Hanna will be first eligible to return in Week 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:18 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    1.07 (2528th)
     
  • Kellen Moore (broken ankle) heads to I.R.
    Cowboys placed QB Kellen Moore on injured reserve with a broken ankle, ending his season.

    Advice: With Tony Romo out months with a back injury, the Cowboys need a new No. 2 quarterback behind rookie starter Dak Prescott. It's a major concern for a team with its usual playoff designs. Now 27, Moore will head into 2017 with 104 career attempts, all of which came last season. He's unlikely to ever get another chance at No. 2 duties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:15 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2507th)
     
  • Steelers hide Ladarius away on reserve/PUP
    Steelers placed TE Ladarius Green (ankle, headaches) on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: It was the expected outcome even though no one really knows what's truly sidelining the fifth-year tight end. Green and the Steelers both claim it is his ankle, but his agent said earlier this month that his ankle was fine. The headache rumors have not been completely debunked. Considering just how up in the air the situation is, Green shouldn't be stashed in re-draft leagues. Jesse James will open the year as the Steelers' pass catcher at tight end. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1907th)
     
  • 'No concern' with Brandon Marshall's hip
    Jets coach Todd Bowles confirms there is "no concern" with Brandon Marshall's hip.

    Advice: Marshall was held out of last week's regular season dress rehearsal out of an abundance of caution. He's good to go as a WR1 for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (42nd)
     
  • Bridgewater suffers non-contact knee injury
    Teddy Bridgewater suffered a potentially serious non-contact left knee injury in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Bridgewater went down in a heap, and his teammates immediately called for the trainer. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, players were cursing and throwing their helmets. They gathered around Bridgewater in prayer. The scene was described as "complete shock." The Vikings canceled practice and an ambulance was summoned. Obviously, it has the looks of a potentially season-ending injury, which would be a devastating blow even considering Bridgewater's game-managing ways. Journeyman veteran Shaun Hill is the next man up on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:02 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Marquez North amongst Rams' first cuts
    Rams waived WR Marquez North, K Taylor Bertolet, TE Benson Browne, DB Mike Caputo, DT Zach Colvin, OL Brian Folkerts, LB Darreon Herring, FB Zach Laskey, S Jordan Lomax, LS Jeff Overbaugh, WR David Richards, TE Jake Stoneburner, OL Jordan Swindle and QB Dylan Thompson.

    Advice: North was a "name" free agent, but spent training camp banged up. Getting waived now means he probably won't be stashed on the practice squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:36 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.49 (2632nd)
     
  • Panthers make 4 roster moves
    Panthers waived/released WR LaRon Byrd, P Mike Scifres, S Trenton Robinson, and DL Rakim Cox.

    Advice: They also placed CB Leonard Johnson on PUP, costing him the first six games. Byrd has been a t-shirt and shorts all-star in spring practices before, but never made noise in Carolina. The Andy Lee trade made Scifres expendable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2046th)
     
  • Seahawks waive RB Zac Brooks
    Seahawks waived RB Zac Brooks.

    Advice: A change-of-pace back prospect, Brooks was Seattle's seventh-round pick. He got outplayed by fifth-rounder Alex Collins and UDFA Troymaine Pope in camp. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2353rd)
     
  • 49ers could 'put Kaepernick on ice' for 2016?
    MMQB's Albert Breer believes there's a "realistic possibility" the 49ers put Colin Kaepernick "on ice" for all of the 2016 season.

    Advice: In doing so, the 49ers would protect themselves from Kaepernick potentially injuring himself, which would then result in Kap unlocking more guaranteed money in his contract if he suffers a severe injury. It would also mean Kaepernick wouldn't dress on game days, which wouldn't allow him to visibly protest anymore National Anthems. The Niners can save $16.9 million against the cap next offseason by designating Kap as a post-June 1 cut. In the "icing" scenario, rookie Jeff Driskel would likely serve as Blaine Gabbert's backup to open the year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Kaepernick to play in preseason finale
    Colin Kaepernick will play in the 49ers' preseason finale.

    Advice: Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick "needs the snaps." Kelly has also insisted that Kaepernick remains in the mix in the 49ers' starting quarterback battle. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:49 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • I.R. a possibility for Keith Marshall (elbow)
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden says injured reserve is a possibility for RB Keith Marshall (elbow).

    Advice: Marshall is only supposed to be sidelined three weeks, so it would be a drastic move. Of course, Marshall could be the player the Redskins stash to activate later. He's probably not important enough for that honor, however. Even with Matt Jones (shoulder) banged up, Marshall is completely off the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:37 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
     
  • Keith Marshall to miss at least three weeks
    Redskins rookie RB Keith Marshall (elbow) is expected to miss at least three weeks.

    Advice: Marshall suffered a nasty looking elbow injury in the third preseason game, but the team says it is just a sprain. The timetable is "at least" because CSN Washington's Chick Hernandez reports Marshall will be "re-evaluated" after three weeks. It is certainly possible the injury-crossed back misses more time. With Matt Jones (shoulder) questionable for Week 1, undrafted rookie Rob Kelley could open the season in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
     
  • Browns cut ties with QB Austin Davis
    Browns waived/released QB Austin Davis, DL Nick Hayden, DB Sean Baker, WR Josh Boyce, WR Ed Eagan, FB Robert Hughes, TE David Reeves, OL Cory Tucker, TE E.J. Bibbs, and K Travis Coons.

    Advice: They also sent RB Glenn Winston (shoulder) and DL Nile Lawrence-Stample (shoulder) to injured reserve. Cleveland has one more move to make before tomorrow's deadline. Davis was an expected cut, but it is a reminder the team ridiculously gave him a three-year contract with a $500,000 signing bonus and $600,000 guaranteed last September. Barely more than a camp arm, he might not find a new home right away. With Coons cut, Patrick Murray has won the kicking competition. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:20 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2452nd)
     
  • 49ers could save space from Kap's release
    Even though Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary is fully guaranteed, the 49ers could save salary cap space by releasing him if Kaepernick signed with another team.

    Advice: As Profootballtalk's Mike Florio notes, the salary which Kaepernick would receive from the signing team would come off of San Francisco's cap. This at least gives them some incentive and excuse for parting ways with Kaepernick that isn't related to his sitting during the National Anthem. It's beginning to seem like not a matter of if but when Kaepernick is released by the Niners. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:16 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Glazer: 49ers could release Colin Kaepernick
    FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Colin Kaepernick faces an "uphill battle" to make the 49ers' roster.

    Advice: Glazer said he would be "shocked" if Kaepernick lasted the entire season on the 49ers' 53, and suggested Kap "may not even be on (the roster) in the next two weeks." All of Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary is guaranteed, but he has created a toxic situation by refusing to stand for pre-game National Anthems, which is Kaepernick's right but is frowned upon to put it mildly by most observers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:10 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Kaepernick promises, 'I will continue to sit'
    Colin Kaepernick told reporters Sunday that he will "continue to sit" during pre-game National Anthems.

    Advice: This assumes Kaepernick is on an NFL roster this season, and attending games at all. While it is certainly within his rights to sit when the National Anthem is played, it has caused a P.R. nightmare in San Francisco and will remain one for as long as Kaepernick is showing up on Sundays. Other teams likely now view him as toxic. It's no secret Kaepernick is disliked by teammates, even prior to the National Anthem thing. Combined with his poor play, Kaepernick's protestation could become a career-threatening decision. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:14 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Bridgewater sharp in regular season tuneup
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 12-of-16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game.

    Advice: He added a 22-yard scramble. Bridgewater was sharp despite missing recent practices due to arm fatigue, connecting with Stefon Diggs for 5-71 receiving on five targets and throwing a TD pass to Kyle Rudolph. The low-volume nature of Minnesota's passing offense is Teddy's biggest hurdle in the way of fantasy football impact. That could change if Adrian Peterson went down. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:56 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Jets rest Brandon Marshall due to 'sore hip'
    Brandon Marshall was held out of the Jets' third preseason game due to a "sore hip."

    Advice: Coach Todd Bowles said the decision to hold out Marshall was made on Friday. "I just need him ready for opening day and I think he'll be fine," said Bowles. Marshall has a history of hip problems, so this might be something to keep an eye on. Marshall will be 32 1/2 years old when the season starts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:13 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (42nd)
     
  • Chip still claiming QB battle remains open
    49ers coach Chip Kelly continues to claim the team's quarterback competition remains open.

    Advice: Blaine Gabbert has done nothing to run with the job, but Colin Kaepernick has somehow done even less. All signs have pointed to Gabbert under center for the opener for weeks now. Kap has seemed checked out of San Francisco since last season, and has seen his on-field performance deteriorate at an alarming rate. All he's really accomplished this summer is setting off constitutional debates on Twitter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:37 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Brandon Marshall sitting out dress rehearsal
    Brandon Marshall is inactive for the Jets' third preseason game.

    Advice: Marshall is an 11th-year pro with 882 career catches. He doesn't need a "dress rehearsal" for Week 1. Marshall has little shot at matching last year's ridiculous 109/1,502/14 line, but remains a firm WR1 in an offense that figures to throw as much as any in football. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:09 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (42nd)
     
  • Kaepernick's base salary is guaranteed
    Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million base salary became guaranteed when he was kept on the 49ers' roster through April 1.

    Advice: The 49ers also paid Kaepernick a $400,000 offseason workout bonus. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat's Grant Cohn has made a convincing case on Twitter that Kaepernick's release may be inevitable, but it would be a costly move for the 49ers. Dysfunction has reached new heights in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:27 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem
    Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem before Friday night's preseason game.

    Advice: This is a non-story, but it is something the 49ers could use against Kap if they decide to move on. "The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony," the team said in a statement to Pro Football Talk. "In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem." In response to the "controversy," Kaepernick told NFL Network's Steve Wyche he is "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color." The real story is Kaepernick was dreadful on the field Friday night, almost guaranteeing he will open the season as a backup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:46 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Chip: We haven't talked releasing Kaepernick
    Asked Friday night if the 49ers have considered releasing Colin Kaepernick, coach Chip Kelly replied, "There's never been a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick."

    Advice: Kaepernick was downright dreadful in Friday night's preseason game, looking entirely uncomfortable in new coach Chip Kelly's offense. If the 49ers aren't going to start Kaepernick, they have three options -- trade him, pay him $12 million not to play, or grant Kaepernick his release. If the 49ers opt to keep Kap around, that $12 million figure will be an awfully large bullet to bite. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:42 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.38 (2685th)
     
  • Redskins RB Keith Marshall sprains elbow
    Rookie RB Keith Marshall exited Friday night's preseason game with a sprained elbow.

    Advice: He is headed for an MRI on Saturday. It's probably a day-to-day injury, but will cost Marshall a big opportunity with Matt Jones (shoulder) inactive. Marshall was rotating first-team snaps with Rob Kelley in the Kirk Cousins group before going for X-rays on his arm. Marshall's injury may force the Skins to add a running back via free agency or trade. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:20 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
     
  • Redskins 'really want to keep' Keith Marshall
    CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler believes the Redskins "really, really want to keep" seventh-round RB Keith Marshall, but he needs to perform.

    Advice: Marshall needs to show the team something in the third preseason game. Through two exhibitions, Marshall has rushed 15 times for 25 yards and has fallen behind UDFA Rob Kelley on the depth chart. Marshall is currently the No. 4 back and could become expendable if the Redskins find someone better on the waiver wire at final cuts. It's possible they look for a veteran. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:25 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
     
  • Ladarius Green 'holding out hope' for Week 1
    Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, headaches) is "holding out hope" he'll be ready for Week 1, but acknowledges his rehab has gone "very slow."

    Advice: It's still unclear what Green is even "rehabbing." He's adopted the team's party line that he's not dealing with headaches, but his own agent has said it's not his ankle. It's a ridiculously-muddled situation, one that makes Green a no-go as anything other than a risk/reward TE2. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1907th)
     
  • Teddy Bridgewater expected to start Sunday
    Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against Chargers.

    Advice: Bridgewater caused a stir by sitting out the second preseason game and a few practices with a shoulder injury, but the issue was never serious. He returned to practice on Tuesday, and said he feels "very good." He will be fully healthy before Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:50 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Teddy Bridgewater resumes throwing
    Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) has resumed throwing.

    Advice: Bridgewater missed last Thursday's preseason game, and was held out of practice over the weekend. He was limited to throws of roughly 15 yards in distance on Tuesday. The Vikings never even formally acknowledged that Bridgewater is/was hurt. It's not a concern for his Week 1 status, though he could miss this weekend's important third preseason game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:32 pm
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    0.00 (2500th)
     
  • Keith Marshall behind Kelley on depth chart
    Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden called UDFA Rob Kelley the next man up during Matt Jones' (shoulder) preseason absence.

    Advice: GM Scot McCloughan hyped seventh-rounder Keith Marshall up a bit earlier this month, but he's fallen behind Kelley. An end-of-bench stash in Dynasty leagues, Marshall is off the re-draft radar. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:01 pm
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2243rd)
     
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