Player Notes

  • McCarthy: No long-term concerns for Nelson
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said there are no long-term concerns about Jordy Nelson's (active/PUP) knee.

    Advice: Nelson was somewhat surprisingly placed on the active/PUP list to start camp, but it sounds like the Packers are just being cautious. He can be removed from the list at any time. Almost a full year removed from tearing his ACL, Nelson's stay on the PUP list should be fairly short. 23 minutes ago
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  • Phillip Dorsett in line for 'breakout season'
    The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer believes 2015 first-round WR Phillip Dorsett is in line for a "breakout season."

    Advice: With Andre Johnson and Coby Fleener gone, the Colts are shifting to more of a three-wide offense after employing a ton of two-tight end sets with Fleener and Dwayne Allen in years past. Dorsett is taking over as the No. 3 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Dorsett missed five games as a rookie due to a broken fibula and played the final three games with Matt Hasselbeck, Josh Freeman, and Ryan Lindley. With a ADP of 151 overall, Dorsett is an excellent late-round flier. He'll be close to a full-time player in an offense that lost a ton of targets from 2015 and gets Andrew Luck back healthy. Yesterday, 5:03 pm
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  • Browns suggest Gordon will get another chance
    Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown indicated in a Monday statement that suspended WR Josh Gordon will be given another chance in Cleveland.

    Advice: "With the league's decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp,'' Brown said. "At that time, we will discuss directly with Josh the direction of our team, our expectations of our players and a plan to support him on and off the field." Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported earlier this afternoon that Gordon remains on "thin ice" with the organization, but Brown's words suggest the formerly-troubled 25-year-old will stick with the team through training camp. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
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  • Patriots place Amendola on active/PUP list
    Patriots placed WR Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: After undergoing ankle and knee surgeries in the offseason, Amendola was held out of all offseason workouts, though he was seen moving around "well" at Tom Brady's charity softball event in early June. The Boston Herald has reported Amendola is questionable for Week 1. Following the additions of Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, Amendola will face an uncertain role upon his return. Yesterday, 3:01 pm
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  • Edelman goes on active/PUP list
    Patriots placed WR Julian Edelman (foot surgeries) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: He has not been medically cleared to practice, and we suspect Edelman will not practice at all until the later stages of camp. He will probably be held out of most of the preseason, if not all of it. Edelman has undergone two foot surgeries since last November. He is tentatively expected to play in Week 1. Yesterday, 2:58 pm
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  • Ty Montgomery begins camp on active/PUP
    Packers placed WR Ty Montgomery (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: He hasn't been cleared for the start of training camp. A third-round pick last year, Montgomery's rookie season was largely washed out by a severe high ankle sprain. He finished with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 receptions. Missing practice will put Montgomery behind in the Packers' third receiver battle. Yesterday, 2:51 pm
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  • Cayleb Jones could push for roster spot
    The Philadelphia Inquirer believes UDFA WR Cayleb Jones could push for a spot on the 53-man roster.

    Advice: Per beat writer Jeff McLane, Jones was "clearly the most polished" of the Eagles' first-year wideouts during the offseason program. Not that he had much competition. Jones has a big frame (6-foot-3, 209 pounds) and long arms, but his athleticism underwhelmed at the Combine. He had trouble separating in the Pac 12. If he makes the team, it will probably be as a special teamer. Yesterday, 12:15 pm
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  • Pederson will speak privately with Agholor
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he will speak privately with Nelson Agholor.

    Advice: Agholor was accused of sexual assault earlier this summer, but the Philadelphia D.A.'s office determined there was not sufficient evidence to warrant charges. "We all make mistakes," Pederson said of the incident. It does not appear as if Agholor will face any public discipline from the team. He is the favorite to open the season as the starter opposite Jordan Matthews. Yesterday, 8:33 am
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  • Treadwell says he's finally feeling healthy
    Laquon Treadwell says he finally feels "back to full strength" following the gruesome left tibia fracture and ankle dislocation he suffered in November of 2014.

    Advice: Treadwell admits he was "tentative" and played through persistent pain in his final college season. "I wasn’t 100 percent in anything I did from the beginning of spring ball (in 2015) to Pro Day (March 28, 2016). I was playing on one leg my whole junior season. It felt like I had a fire in my foot." Treadwell's pre-draft workout metrics disappointed, but they should be taken with a grain of salt. Despite the devastating sophomore-year injury and only playing college ball for three seasons, Treadwell left school as Ole Miss' all-time leader in catches. Yesterday, 7:17 am
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  • Ex-Packers WR Greg Jennings hangs 'em up
    Greg Jennings announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.

    Advice: Jennings made the announcement via a YouTube video linked below. Even though he played the final three years of his career in Minnesota and Miami, Jennings will forever be remembered as a Packer. He caught 425 passes for 6,537 yards and 53 touchdowns in his seven seasons with Green Bay, playing a key role in the Packers' Super-Bowl run in 2010. He is not Hall-Of-Fame bound, but he should earn some recognition from Green Bay down the road. Yesterday, 6:58 am
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  • Sammy Watkins (foot) nearing 100 percent
    Sammy Watkins (foot) suggested he is nearing 100 percent.

    Advice: "As far as sprinting and stuff I’m moving and doing that 100 percent," said Watkins. "Any explosiveness I’m doing that. I’m doing the cuts, but certain things are full speed and certain things aren’t." Watkins said he is still not comfortable with speed cuts, but it is pretty clear he will be ready to go full tilt fairly early in camp. The Bills will likely limit their star playmaker throughout the preseason to avoid any setbacks, but there is little doubt he will be ready Week 1. Yesterday, 6:25 am
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  • Chris Conley on track to be Chiefs X receiver
    Chris Conley ran as the Chiefs' first-team X receiver this spring.

    Advice: Jeremy Maclin is Kansas City's Z receiver, with Albert Wilson moving inside to the slot to replace Jason Avant. Wilson may still start in two-receiver sets, but it was clear late last season that the Chiefs wanted Conley more involved. He scored a touchdown in the team's Wild Card win over Houston and caught five passes in Kansas City's Divisional Round loss to the Patriots. A SPARQ freak at 6-foot-2, 213, Conley has some appeal in best-ball fantasy leagues. Sunday, 11:30 am
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  • Corey Fuller (foot) placed on active/PUP
    Lions placed WR Corey Fuller (foot) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Fuller has been shut down since June surgery. He isn't a lock to return in camp. Even when healthy, Fuller is on the outside looking in for a roster spot. Sunday, 10:59 am
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  • Victor Cruz 'ready to go' for training camp
    Victor Cruz (calf, knee) is "ready to go" for the start of training camp.

    Advice: Cruz was limited to individual drills at minicamp. The Giants will monitor his reps early, but he’s close to fully recovered. Cruz should get most of his preseason snaps in the slot, with rookie Sterling Shepard starting opposite Odell Beckham. Sunday, 7:02 am
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  • Panthers Considering Ginn on kick returns
    The Panthers could use Ted Ginn on kick returns.

    Advice: With Kelvin Benjamin returning, Ginn doesn’t project for more than a situational deep threat role on offense. The Panthers want to use special teams to get him more touches. Ginn will also remain Carolina’s punt returner. Sunday, 6:12 am
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  • Devin Smith (ACL) likely to open year on PUP
    Devin Smith (knee) is expected to open the season on reserve/PUP.

    Advice: Smith is seven months into his ACL rehab. He’s doubtful for Week 1, and the Jets can free roster space from stashing him. Smith’s injury should lock Quincy Enunwa into three-wide sets. Saturday, 11:55 am
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  • Quincy Enunwa favorite for No. 3 duties
    Jets WR Quincy Enunwa is the favorite for the No. 3 receiver job.

    Advice: Enunwa played 537 snaps as a hybrid WR/TE last year. With Devin Smith (ACL) sidelined, Enunwa projects for a similar role to open this season, though Jace Amaro’s return might cut into Enunwa’s slot targets. Saturday, 11:39 am
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  • Keyarris Garrett destined for practice squad
    The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones believes undrafted rookie Keyarris Garrett is "destined" for the practice squad.

    Advice: Garrett somewhat surprisingly went undrafted despite leading the nation in receiving last season and tearing up the Combine at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. He failed to impress during the offseason program, however, and appears to be buried on the depth chart. Garrett is still a hold in Dynasty formats, but it does not look like he will make a rookie impact. Saturday, 9:59 am
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  • Corey Brown 'should' make the final roster
    The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones says Panthers WR Corey Brown "should make the team."

    Advice: If he does, that leaves at most two spots for Stephen Hill (knee), Brenton Bersin, Kevin Norwood, and Damiere Byrd. Hill was reportedly showing well last offseason before tearing his ACL, and he has enough physical upside to warrant a spot on the roster. Unless one of the top three suffers an injury, there is not going to be any fantasy value to be found in this lot. Saturday, 9:55 am
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  • De'Anthony Thomas is on the roster bubble
    The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor reports Chiefs WR/RB De'Anthony Thomas is on the roster bubble.

    Advice: Paylor says the addition of fifth-rounder Tyreek Hill could put Thomas "in a tough spot." ESPN's Adam Teicher agrees, saying it is unlikely the Chiefs keep both Hill and Thomas. A gadget player at his best, Thomas has played in just 22 games through two NFL seasons. He needs to stay healthy in camp to have any shot at a roster spot. Saturday, 9:26 am
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