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Recent Player Notes

  • Wed, Aug 27Recent News
    • A source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Josh Gordon has "no shot" to have his season-long suspension reduced.
      Advice: Another source told the Plain Dealer Gordon is pursuing all of his legal options, but a league source familiar with NFL cases like Gordon's stated "he has no shot of having the suspension overturned in court. It's over." It's believed the CBA will "trump any involvement" from the courts. The Plain Dealer suggests Roger Goodell could let Gordon apply for reinstatement shortly after the 2014 season if he's a "model citizen." Of course, Gordon was popped for DUI this summer, which isn't going to help his cause.
      More: Cleveland Plain Dealer
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Aug 24
    • Coach Mike Pettine conceded Sunday the Browns are "fairly certain" Josh Gordon's suspension will cost him time during the 2014 season.
      Advice: In other words, the Browns don't anticipate appeals officer Harold Henderson letting Gordon entirely off the hook. The initial belief was that Gordon's suspension appeal was an "all-or-nothing" proposition. The Browns likely remain hopeful he will at least be available for some portion of the season, but there's still no word from the NFL. "We're fairly certain that we're not going to have him for at minimum some part of the year," Pettine said.
      More: Akron Beacon-Journal
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sat, Aug 23
    • Josh Gordon was active for Saturday's preseason game, but wasn't targeted.
      Advice: If he played a snap, we didn't see it. It's a strong sign the Browns don't expect to have Gordon for Week 1. If Gordon is done for August, he finishes with three catches for 40 yards.
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Fri, Aug 22
    • NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there will be no decision on Josh Gordon's suspension appeal this week.
      Advice: Per FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo, the NFL Players Union and Gordon's reps were expecting a decision by the end of this week. RapSheet says one isn't coming, however. The holdup is believed to be due to a high volume of testimony on both sides stemming from Gordon's latest failed drug test. Gordon failed several drug tests in college, as well. He'll remain in limbo until appeals officer Harold Henderson makes a decision. Hopefully, it'll happen next week.
      More: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Aug 27Recent News
    • Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams said Zach Ertz is "one of the best route-runners I've ever seen."
      Advice: Long-tabbed as one of the key pieces of the post-DeSean Jackson era in Philly, Ertz has done nothing to squash the hype in camp. Veteran reporter Paul Domowitch goes as far as to mention Ertz in the same breath as Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten and Rob Gronkowski. "Ertz has that kind of ability, that kind of upside," Domowitch says. Although in-line blocking stud Brent Celek remains the starter, the Eagles are going to feature a ton of "12" looks that get Ertz mismatches against linebackers. He'll be a featured player in the red-zone and remains one of our favorite middle-round TE1s.
      More: Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Thu, Aug 21
    • Zach Ertz caught 2-of-2 targets for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game.
      Advice: Brent Celek stole Ertz's thunder with two highlight-reel grabs, but according to Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Ertz was on the field for 31 of Philadelphia's first 49 snaps. Ertz spent ample time in the slot. Celek could occasionally cramp Ertz's style, but we still think Ertz is an intriguing back-end TE1. He has eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown through three preseason games.
      More: Nathan Jahnke on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Aug 27Recent News
    • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms the Steelers are not going to impose any suspensions on Le'Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount.
      Advice: Beat man Ed Bouchette has heard from fantasy players worried that Bell and/or Blount would be suspended by coach Mike Tomlin for Week 1. It's not going to happen because 1)The Steelers want to beat the Browns and 2)Team-imposed suspensions violate the league's collective bargaining agreement. Furthermore, any discipline from the NFL won't be handed down until after the case plays out in court -- something that can be held off until after the season. "If you have not yet held your fantasy football draft and want to take Le'Veon Bell, you can do so without fear it will cost you or him a game," writes Bouchette.
      More: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Aug 26
    • Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will "absolutely" play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers.
      Advice: It's part of their "punishment" for last week's arrest. Punishing football players by making them play football. Imagine that? We'd be shocked if Bell and Blount played more than a series or two. Despite the Steelers' desire to "punish" their top two backs, they do not want to risk their health for Week 1.
      More: NFL.com
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Thu, Aug 21
    • Le'Veon Bell started Thursday's preseason game, rushing nine times for 23 yards while catching one pass for three yards.
      Advice: Bell got the start one day after being popped for DUI and marijuana possession, running the ball on three of the Steelers' first four plays. Bell also drew two targets on the opening drive, one of which was nullified by a penalty. LeGarrette Blount didn't show up until Pittsburgh's second drive, but both played into the fourth quarter. That appeared to be their "punishment." Each received 10 targets, though Blount out-gained Bell 46-26. Neither found the end zone, but there weren't any goal-line carries on a night where Pittsburgh got throttled. Despite his issues with Blount and the law, Bell is still the Steelers' clear No. 1, and worthy of a second- or third-round fantasy pick.
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Aug 20
    • Following Wednesday's marijuana and DUI arrest, Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the Steelers for Thursday night's third preseason game at Philadelphia.
      Advice: LeGarrette Blount did make the trip after being arrested as well. There could be some significance to this, but we're not adjusting our rankings yet, and may not at any point. The NFL tends to take a long time to hand down discipline, and Bell has no history of violating league policy. He was considered a high-character prospect coming out of Michigan State in the 2013 draft. It's entirely possible Bell will be available for the entire 2014 season with no adjustment to his role.
      More: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Aug 17
    • Le'Veon Bell played on 9-of-17 first-team snaps in Saturday night's preseason game against the Bills.
      Advice: Bell started and played on the first eight snaps before giving way to LeGarrette Blount for eight consecutive snaps. The duo mixed and matched more in the preseason opener, but that first-team snap count ended 7-6 in Blount's favor. For a second-round fantasy pick, Bell brings plenty of questions about both talent (3.52 YPC last year) and workload. He's admitted that Blount will "probably" get the goal-line work this season.
      More: Adam Levitan on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)

NFL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
Aug 27
NE to Dal
Aug 27
Min to Bal
Aug 27
NE to Ari
Aug 27 NFC to AFC
Aug 27
AFC to NFC
Aug 27
AFC to NFC
Aug 27
NFC to AFC
Aug 27 NFC to AFC
Aug 27
NFC to AFC
Aug 27
NFC to AFC

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Injury Reports

Player Injury Status Depth Chart
Kenny Stills (NO - WR) Q NO
Cam Newton (Car - QB) P Car
Charles Sims (TB - RB) O TB
Andy Tanner (NO - WR) O NO
Josh Huff (Phi - WR) O Phi