Player Notes

  • Brian Quick 'didn't look great' in offseason
    ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports Brian Quick "didn't look great" during the offseason program.

    Advice: Keim thinks Quick needs a "strong camp" to keep his roster spot, an opinion shared by CSN Mid-Atlantic. It certainly looks like Quick is on the outside looking in at this point. Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson, and Ryan Grant are the top four receivers on the depth chart. 24 minutes ago
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  • Jamaal Williams will open camp as No. 2
    Packers RBs coach Ben Sirmans said fourth-round RB Jamaal Williams will open camp as the No. 2 running back.

    Advice: With former receiver Ty Montgomery atop the depth chart, the No. 2 job in Green Bay could end up being a valuable fantasy asset. Williams will get the nod entering camp, but Sirmans made it clear everyone will get their shot. "The biggest thing is just competition," Sirmans said. "With so many different guys, somebody is going to have to rise to the top." Aside from Williams, fifth-rounder Aaron Jones is the best bet to earn the No. 2 job. Today, 7:40 am
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  • Boykin in the clear for probation violation
    Trevone Boykin cleared of his probation violation.

    Advice: Arrested on December 31, 2015 for resisting arrest at a San Antonio bar, Boykin was fined and sentenced to probation. He was brought in again in April after being arrested in Dallas for marijuana possession and public intoxication, but the case was settled without his probation being revoked. It is a step in the right direction for Boykin, but he still is likely facing league discipline. The Seahawks, however, have shown no signs of moving on. Today, 6:19 am
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  • Arians: Palmer wore arm out last offseason
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Carson Palmer wore his arm out last offseason.

    Advice: "Last year, he kind of came in September, had already worn his arm out by overthrowing all summer," Arians said. "We found a nice regimen, November and December he was playing as good as he’s ever played." The rest seemed to work, as Palmer was the QB8 over the final eight weeks of last season, and the Cardinals have kept that regimen going this offseason. Currently being drafted behind the likes of Carson Wentz, Palmer is a great value. Today, 5:59 am
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  • Le'Veon not planning regular-season holdout
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Le'Veon Bell "plans to play a full 16-game season."

    Advice: Meaning he does not plan to holdout into the regular season. According to NFL Network's Ike Taylor, there is a "strong possibility" he will skip at least part of training camp, something he is able to do without fine because he has yet to sign his franchise tender. On the contract front, Bell said he turned down an offer for reportedly "over" $12 million per year because he wants to be paid like a running back and a No. 2 receiver, a number Taylor thinks is around $15 million. That is probably not going to happen anytime soon considering the Steelers can franchise him again next year for around $14.5 million, but Bell should completely reshape the running back market when he signs a long-term deal. Today, 5:43 am
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  • Mike Williams not expected to need surgery
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports first round WR Mike Williams (back) is not expected to need surgery.

    Advice: The Chargers were considering surgery 3-4 weeks ago, but multiple sources tell RapSheet it's "not on the table" anymore. Williams has reportedly been improving since going down in late May. He's expected to open training camp on the active/PUP list. Yesterday, 4:31 pm
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  • Report: Lions, Stafford close to new deal
    NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports there's "internal optimism" Matthew Stafford will be extended in the next two weeks.

    Advice: With Derek Carr resetting the market, the Lions should already have Stafford's deal in place. Stafford projects for close to the $25 million AAV the Raiders gave Carr, though he’s older and coming off a slightly worse 2016. The Lions are hoping to have something done around the start of training camp. Yesterday, 4:06 pm
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  • Elliott unlikely to face charges in bar fight
    The Dallas PD investigation into Ezekiel Elliott's Sunday bar incident has been suspended.

    Advice: Police haven't been able to locate the alleged victim in the case, and other witnesses are reportedly not cooperating. It's good news for Elliott, but the NFL is still doing its own investigation. Elliott is facing a potential suspension for his off-field incidents. Yesterday, 3:15 pm
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  • Packers WR Geronimo Allison banned 1 game
    NFL suspended Packers WR Geronimo Allison one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

    Advice: It stems from Allison's misdemeanor marijuana possession charge that was settled back in April. Alison will be back Week 2 and figures to have a decent chance at securing the No. 4 receiver job in Green Bay's offense, though the team has consistently churned out receiver talent in recent years. He's certainly not a lock. Yesterday, 1:16 pm
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  • Cam Newton (shoulder) throwing to teammates
    Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Cam Newton (shoulder) is throwing to teammates in summer workouts in Baltimore.

    Advice: "Apparently his shoulder is fine," said Rivera. Newton did some light throwing at last month's minicamp, but it sounds like he's ramped it up in the month-plus of off time between then and next week's training camp, where he should come back at or near 100 percent. Newton is much farther along in his rehab than Andrew Luck. Yesterday, 11:35 am
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  • Mitch Trubisky finally signs his rookie deal
    Bears signed No. 2 overall pick QB Mitchell Trubisky to a four-year contract.

    Advice: It comes on the day Bears rookies report to training camp. We're not sure what the hangup was in talks, but surely it had to do with offset language. Either way, Trubisky is now signed and sealed and ready to compete with Mike Glennon. Glennon should start Week 1, but Trubisky is likely to make 2017 starts. Yesterday, 10:34 am
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  • Gary Barnidge to visit Jaguars next Tuesday
    Free agent TE Gary Barnidge will visit the Jaguars next Tuesday.

    Advice: Barnidge will also work out for the team that day. The 31-year-old's market has been relatively quiet after he was released by the Browns on draft weekend. He quickly worked out for the Bills but took a pause on visits. The Jaguars' tight end room could use an upgrade, as blocker Marcedes Lewis is currently atop the chart. Yesterday, 10:11 am
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  • Devonate Booker admits he hit rookie wall
    Devontae Booker admitted he hit a bit of a rookie wall mentally and physically late last season.

    Advice: "You learn it's different than college, a lot different," Booker said. "In college you're winding down when things really get going [in the NFL]. You see good teams and good players start strong, finish strong." Booker feels "more ready" after a full offseason of working out and plans to push for carries in Denver. C.J. Anderson is coming off a knee injury, Jamaal Charles hasn't been healthy in two years, and De'Angelo Henderson is a sixth-round rookie. Booker is worth a flier late in fantasy drafts in an offense that figures to run the ball plenty. Yesterday, 8:39 am
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  • Jeff Janis unlikely to develop into WR for GB
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood believes it's "unlikely" Jeff Janis will ever develop "significantly more as a receiver" in Green Bay.

    Advice: The fantasy community has long been enamored with Janis, but entering his fourth season, it's probably time to give up the ghost. Janis had a monster playoff game in Arizona a couple years ago but has otherwise managed a career 15-188-1 line in the regular season and is bringing up the rear of the Packers' depth chart heading into camp. Geronimo Allison is the favorite for No. 4 duties. Janis turned 26 last month and is in the final year of his contract. Yesterday, 7:14 am
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  • Perriman had best offseason of Ravens' WRs
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley singled out Breshad Perriman as having the "most impressive offseason" of Baltimore's receivers.

    Advice: It's not saying a whole lot, as veteran Mike Wallace doesn't need to go full-bore in shorts and t-shirts, while Jeremy Maclin just signed last month. But it's notable nonetheless that Perriman is showing more consistency in Year 3. The Ravens are expected to use more three-wide sets in 2017 now that they have more talent at receiver and following the career-threatening injury of Dennis Pitta. Perriman's fantasy star dimmed significantly following the Maclin addition. Yesterday, 6:28 am
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  • Wheaton expected to be Bears' deep threat
    Markus Wheaton is expected to serve as the Bears' deep threat.

    Advice: Along with Cameron Meredith and Kevin White, beat writer Rich Campbell considers Wheaton a roster lock. Kendall Wright and Victor Cruz are also in the mix for snaps should one or both make the club, but Wheaton was guaranteed $6 million, and GM Ryan Pace recently praised the addition of speed Wheaton offers. Wheaton averaged 17.0 YPR in his last healthy season in 2015, catching five touchdowns. Yesterday, 6:24 am
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  • Langford (ankle surgery) struggling w/rehab
    The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports Jeremy Langford has struggled with his recovery from offseason ankle surgery.

    Advice: A high-ankle sprain in Week 3 torpedoed Langford's 2016, and the injury required surgery after the season. His rehab is apparently going slowly, and Wiederer questions how early in camp he will be able to get on the field. With Benny Cunningham and fourth-rounder Tarik Cohen added to complement clear starter Jordan Howard, Langford may need a strong camp just to keep his job, so he needs to get healthy as soon as possible. Tuesday, 8:35 am
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  • Jordan Howard worked on speed in offseason
    Jordan Howard worked on his speed during the offseason.

    Advice: Howard had seven runs of 25 yards or longer, but his longest rushing touchdown was just nine yards -- he did score from 21 yards out as a receiver. Working on his speed could help him turn more of those long runs into touchdowns. "It's training," coach John Fox said. "When you get to that (quality), it's more about track speed than football speed." The engine for Chicago's offense, Howard has a real shot to lead the league in rushing. Tuesday, 8:28 am
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  • Packers, Rodgers have not talked new deal
    Aaron Rodgers said he has not had any talks with the Packers about a new deal.

    Advice: Rodgers made some noise after Mike Glennon landed $15 million per year in March, but he does not appear to be pressing for a new deal. "I know what my value is and the team compensated me really, really well a few years ago," Rodgers said. "I hope the situation in a couple of years is a no-brainer. That means I'm playing well and the team's still moving in the right direction and that's what I can control." With three years still left on his deal, Rodgers will likely have to wait at least another season before an extension becomes a real possibility. Tuesday, 8:01 am
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  • Hooper got in extra work with Matt Ryan
    Falcons sophomore TE Austin Hooper worked out with Matt Ryan this summer.

    Advice: Ryan is once again working out with the QB gurus at 3DQB training, and Hooper joined him at those workouts in an effort to build chemistry. "Just really was able to build some chemistry with him, on and off the field," Hooper said. "It was a getting a deeper understanding of where he wants me to be, and I feel that's what it's all about." Hooper, Jacob Tamme, and Levine Toilolo combined for just 77 targets last season, so there are some workload concerns even if Hooper is able to command the vast majority of the tight end work. That said, the sophomore has some breakout potential. Tuesday, 6:51 am
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