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  • Leonard Hankerson cleared to resume running
    Leonard Hankerson (knee, active/PUP) has been cleared for a running program.

    Advice: Hankerson missed Washington's offseason program and doesn't have a set timetable to return. It remains possible that he opens 2014 on reserve/PUP. Hankerson is eight months removed from November ACL surgery.
    Yesterday, 4:48 pm
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  • Bruce Ellington activated from NFI list
    49ers activated WR Bruce Ellington from the NFI list.

    Advice: Ellington missed the start of camp with a minor ankle injury. Now that he's cleared, he'll compete for snaps in four-wide sets behind Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Steve Johnson. Third-round C Marcus Martin is also expected to return soon.
    Yesterday, 3:08 pm
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  • Tevin Reese nicknamed 'Sweet Feet'
    Chargers teammates have nicknamed seventh-round WR Tevin Reese "Sweet Feet" for his speed and acceleration.

    Advice: "Kid can smoke," observed backup QB Kellen Clemens. Reese stands just 5-foot-10, 163, but ran 4.46 at the Combine with a 41-inch vertical. "That's how DeSean Jackson was -- little and fast," said WR Malcom Floyd. "He shocked the NFL." Reese is competing for one of San Diego's final wide receiver spots.
    Yesterday, 2:31 pm
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  • Vikings waive/injured WR Cooper
    Vikings waived/injured WR Josh Cooper.

    Advice: Cooper spent 2013 with new Vikings OC Norv Turner in Cleveland. The slot receiver type was waived with a non-football injury designation.
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
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  • Marqise Lee could see snaps at slot WR
    Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell stated rookie Marqise Lee could play snaps at slot receiver with Ace Sanders on suspension.

    Advice: Sanders is out four games. The Jags appear to envision Lee as a Roddy White-like movement receiver with the ability to play both Z and slot. Lee is a candidate to lead Jacksonville in receptions as a rookie. He's a WR4/5 flier.
    Yesterday, 1:34 pm
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  • Falcons waive WR Darius Johnson
    Falcons waived WR Darius Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson caught 22 passes for Atlanta in 2013, but managed under 10.0 yards per reception and is a small, speed-deficient prospect at 23 years old. UDFA Bernard Reedy now has improved odds to make the Falcons' 53.
    Yesterday, 9:58 am
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  • Cecil Shorts (hammy) can't finish practice
    Cecil Shorts (hamstring) had to leave Friday's training camp practice early with hamstring tightness.

    Advice: We normally don't post injuries like this, but it's becoming a concern after he missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a balky hamstring. The injuries have been piling up for Shorts the past season-and-a-half or so. It's something to monitor this summer. Shorts is expected to play in the slot more in 2014.
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
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  • Baby Hawk 'distinguishing' himself at camp
    According to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Andrew Hawkins is the only receiver to "distinguish himself" in Browns camp, so far.

    Advice: Similar to what we read in the spring. Baby Hawk is going to see snaps all over the Josh Gordon-less Browns offense this season as a jitterbug playmaker. Brian Hoyer compared Hawkins' work ethic in the spring to Wes Welker's. Hawkins has more value in PPR as a volume pass-catcher. He's currently going in the late 13th round in fantasy drafts. Hawkins has some deep sleeper appeal.
    Yesterday, 8:36 am
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  • Patriots WR Greg Orton carted off Friday
    Patriots WR Greg Orton was carted off the practice field Friday with what appeared to be a "significant leg injury."

    Advice: Orton went down with a non-contact injury, suggesting a possible torn knee ligament. The 27-year-old was re-signed to the 90-man roster this week. If the injury is as severe as initially thought, Orton's career may be in doubt.
    Yesterday, 8:32 am
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  • Andre Johnson reports to Texans on Friday
    Andre Johnson reported to training camp on Friday.

    Advice: We can all breathe. Johnson was in Houston talking with Texans brass earlier this week, leading many to believe he would report to camp in time for Saturday's first practice. He did just that. Johnson's not going anywhere this year, and will be suiting up for the Texans and catching passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick. He should still dominate targets, but Johnson's YPR average may take a blow. Even at 33, Johnson is still one of the premier receivers in football.
    Yesterday, 5:54 am
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  • Report: Cowboys, Dez 'not close' to extension
    ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys and walk-year WR Dez Bryant have had "several" contract discussions, but are "not close" to a long-term agreement.

    Advice: According to reporter Tim MacMahon, Bryant believes he's "earned the right to be among the highest-paid receivers in the league," but understands he'll likely have to wait. "I feel like as long as I take care of business on that field, the rest will be taken care of," Bryant said Thursday. Making $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract, Bryant is one of the biggest bargains in the league. The Cowboys' salary-cap disaster will surely make any long-term talks complex.
    Thursday, 8:02 pm
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  • Decker to be amongst leaders in targets?
    ESPN New York expects Eric Decker to be amongst the league leaders in targets.

    Advice: The reasons are obvious. The Jets have a ramshackle receiver corps beyond their new No. 1, and an equally raw and uninspiring group of tight ends. Decker is going to sorely miss catching passes from Peyton Manning, but could indeed improve on the 137 looks he drew a season ago. That was good for 18th in the league. Decker is a borderline WR2 for fantasy purposes.
    Thursday, 5:55 pm
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  • Sammy Watkins dazzling at Bills practice
    Through four days of Bills training camp, first-round pick Sammy Watkins has "continued to dazzle ... even burning top cornerback Stephon Gilmore quite easily on a few occasions."

    Advice: WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia is doing daily practice reports live from Bills camp, and on two of the first four days Buscaglia has named Watkins the MVP of workouts. While Watkins is undoubtedly an exciting talent, we remain skeptical he'll live up to his mid-seventh-round fantasy Average Draft Position with suspect quarterback play on the NFL's run-heaviest team. Sammy is being drafted before Golden Tate, Kendall Wright, Reggie Wayne, and Eric Decker.
    Thursday, 3:37 pm
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  • Payton: WR Morgan a 'go' for training camp
    Saints WR Joe Morgan (ACL) is "a go" for training camp.

    Advice: The word comes straight from coach Sean Payton. Morgan went down last August. He'll compete for a role as a situational deep threat in the Saints' crowded receiver corps.
    Thursday, 3:30 pm
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  • Philbin: No worries about Gibson's health
    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has "no major (worries)" about Brandon Gibson's (patellar tendon) health, and believes he'll be able to go "full throttle" in the near future.

    Advice: Gibson is in the final stages of his recovery, but should still be considered week to week. Gibson needs to be healthy for the preseason, where he'll attempt to hold off second-rounder Jarvis Landry for slot duties. There's a strong chance Gibson ends up settling in at No. 4 on the depth chart.
    Thursday, 12:08 pm
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  • 49ers' Ellington day to day w/ 'rolled ankle'
    49ers rookie WR Bruce Ellington (NFI) is dealing with a "rolled ankle," and "should be back soon."

    Advice: The same is true for third-round C Marcus Martin. Although any missed practice time is a big deal for Ellington as he competes for No. 4 duties, it's not going to cost him his shot as long as he's ready for the preseason.
    Thursday, 11:56 am
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  • Mike Thomas favorite for No. 3 WR job
    Mike Thomas is considered the frontrunner for the Texans' No. 3 wideout job.

    Advice: It's not a position that's likely to carry fantasy relevance, but Thomas is penciled in as the Texans' slot receiver between "X" Andre Johnson, and "Z" DeAndre Hopkins. An annual disappointment, 27-year-old Thomas can also return punts.
    Thursday, 11:28 am
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  • Report: Pack's Nelson seeking $10M per year
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports walk-year WR Jordy Nelson is seeking "at least" $10 million per season in long-term talks.

    Advice: Nelson has no intention of handing out another discount. Nelson has been one of the league's most underpaid players since signing his four-year, $13.989 million deal in the fall of 2011. The $10 million demand shouldn't surprise the Packers, who have roughly $13 million in cap space. A deal could be worked out before Week 1.
    Thursday, 11:17 am
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  • Jaguars have 'no plans' to cut Blackmon
    Speaking Thursday, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the team has "no plans" to release troubled WR Justin Blackmon.

    Advice: With Blackmon already indefinitely suspended, the Jags have little to gain by cutting him loose following his Wednesday marijuana arrest. Blackmon does not count toward the 90-man roster. The best time to re-evaluate Blackmon's standing with the team will be if/when he's reinstated. It's not going to happen in 2014.
    Thursday, 10:24 am
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  • Justin Blackmon arrested on marijuana charges
    Suspended Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested on marijuana possession charges Wednesday night.

    Advice: According to police in Edmond, Oklahoma, Blackmon was stopped for a traffic violation and officers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the car. After a search, marijuana was found and Blackmon was taken into custody. It's the latest transgression for the Jaguars wideout, who was suspended indefinitely last October following repeated violations of the substance-abuse policy. This certainly won't help Blackmon as he aims to get reinstated for the 2015 season. Blackmon has now been suspended three times since 2010.
    Thursday, 7:17 am
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  • Tandon Doss now expected to make Jags
    Tandon Doss is now expected to make the Jaguars final roster.

    Advice: In the wake of Ace Sanders' four-game suspension, Doss moves up to at least fifth on the depth chart. He's also entering camp as the No. 1 punt returner.
    Thursday, 7:08 am
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  • Demaryius (personal) to miss first four days
    Demaryius Thomas (personal) will miss the first four days of training camp.

    Advice: Thomas is attending funeral services for his grandmother in Georgia and isn't expected back until early next week. Now entering his third season in this Peyton Manning offense, there's no concerns whatsoever with the missed time. Thomas has piled up a ridiculous 186-2,864-24 line over the last two seasons.
    Thursday, 6:25 am
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  • Redskins place WR Hankerson on active/PUP
    Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 and is questionable for the start of the season. He's squarely on the roster bubble. Joining him on the PUP list is OL Maurice Hurt, who reported out of shape for the second year in a row.
    Wednesday, 2:22 pm
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  • Marqise Lee is 'pretty much cleared'
    Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) said he's "pretty much cleared."

    Advice: Lee missed the final chunk of the offseason program due to a sprain. He'll take it slow for a few days, but is expected to be unleashed when the pads go on for the first time Sunday. Lee is penciled in as the starter opposite Cecil Shorts.
    Wednesday, 5:22 am
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  • Andre Johnson's agent talking with Texans
    Andre Johnson's player rep has remained in contact with the Texans.

    Advice: Johnson's agent declined comment on reports that Johnson had shown up at team facilities on Monday, but suggested tensions have cooled. For now, most signs point toward Johnson reporting for the Texans' first workout on Saturday.
    Tuesday, 5:09 pm
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  • Report: Andre Johnson to show to camp on time
    The Houston Chronicle reports Andre Johnson is expected to report to training camp on time.

    Advice: Johnson was at Houston's NRG Stadium on Monday talking with team brass. It's obviously great news for the Texans and would ease the minds of fantasy players. The Texans have no real incentive to trade Johnson unless they can finagle an early-round pick from the acquiring team. Johnson has averaged 110.5 catches for 1502.5 yards with nine touchdowns the past two seasons. A shoo-in WR1 when healthy, Johnson's current ADP is at the back of round four.
    Tuesday, 9:45 am
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