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  • Geno Smith - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/2/15 7:20pm ET

    New York Jets QB Geno Smith and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick have not thrown interceptions thus far in training camp, but Smith is still the leading candidate to open the year as the starter.

    Huddle Up: Make that a "very early lead" as the Jets are still two weeks away from their exhibition opener. Expect plenty of ups, downs and N.Y. media-led drama as the battle plays out over the next few weeks.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/2/15 7:16pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) was cleared for 11-on-11 drills Sunday, Aug. 2, and "went all out" in practice, according to reports, and wasn't even wearing a brace on his twice-surgically repaired left knee.

    Huddle Up: Sounds like a promising start for the QB who hasn't taken a regular-season snap since midway through the 2013 season. Let's see how the rest of camp and the early preseason goes, but if you're drafting soon, Bradford carries a lot of current value with an ADP of 169 as the 25th QB coming off the board on average.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/2/15 7:07pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will undergo a procedure for an elbow infection that will cause him to miss the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 9, against the Minnesota Vikings. He is expected to be sidelined for seven to 10 days because of an infection caused by an ingrown hair.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't sound like it will be anything more than a temporary setback for Bryant, who is looking to build on his impressive 26-549-8 season a year ago and nail down the Steelers' No. 2 WR role.

  • Stephen Hill - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 8/2/15 7:07pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Stephen Hill (knee) has torn the ACL in right knee and will miss the 2015 season. The wideout, who was carted off the field Saturday after attempting to make a catch across the middle during an afternoon practice, was waived by the team Sunday, Aug. 2.

    Huddle Up: More misfortune and another missed opportunity for the 2012 second-round pick of the Jets, who had impressed during offseason OTAs and was battling for a backup WR spot. Hill caught 45 passes in two seasons in N.Y. before spending last season on the Panthers' practice squad.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/2/15 6:56pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman may take more time than the team initially hoped he'd need to recover from a bruised knee. The injury is still not regarded as long-term at this point.

    Huddle Up: Every day missed is costing the rookie valuable reps, and Perriman likely could a few more than the typical first-round pick as he's making the transition from a non-power conference school (Central Florida) to the NFL.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/2/15 6:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder has stood out in training camp, and he was on the receiving end of a 50-yard pass from QB Kirk Cousins on Friday, July 31. 'He has done a great job,' head coach Gruden said. 'He's very smart. He went to Duke and understands the passing game, understands route concepts. He has got good, strong hands, [is] very quick in and out of breaks. But he does have a role as a punt returner, for sure.'

    Huddle Up: The fourth-round pick sounds like a deep-league sleeper to keep an eye on the Washington WR depth chart is wide open once you get past DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

  • Jeremy Maclin - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 8/2/15 6:56pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin caught a long pass from QB Alex Smith on the second play of training camp Saturday, Aug. 1, and he caught a few more deep balls during the day. 'We've got a new weapon,' Smith said. 'We've got to test it out a little bit. We've known for a while what we've got with him.'

    Huddle Up: The Maclin-K.C. match is an intriguing one to say the least as the big-play wideout had seven receptions of 40 or more yards last season -- more than double the total (3) of the entire K.C. team.

  • Brandon Boykin - CB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/1/15 8:36pm ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired CB Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 1, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles could receive a fourth-round pick depending on Boykin's playing time, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Boykin is one of the better slot corners in the NFL. He instantly upgrades a Steelers' secondary that struggled badly last season. Chip Kelly continues to reconstruct the Eagles under his watch.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/1/15 8:07pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo took some first-team reps at training camp Saturday, Aug. 1. QB Tom Brady worked with the starters during every period of practice, but Garoppolo took a 'few snaps,' according to James Palmer of NFL Media.

    Huddle Up: This should be expected with Brady's four-game suspension still up in the air. Garoppolo would start if Brady is out for those four games. He would be a sneaky low-end start and daily league play.

  • Terrance West - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/1/15 8:07pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (calf) injured his calf during practice Saturday, Aug. 1. He was evaluated afterwards and the injury is not serious.

    Huddle Up: West is battling Isaiah Crowell for the starting running back job, although in Cleveland that doesn't mean much. West said the injury isn't serious but it he might miss a couple days of practice.

  • EJ Manuel - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is working with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Huddle Up: Manuel is competing with Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel for the Bills' starting QB job. None has much fantasy value in Buffalo's run-first offense, although Manuel offers the most upside of the three.

  • Devin Smith - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET

    New York Jets WR Devin Smith will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of his broken ribs, and his status for Week 1 is uncertain at this point.

    Huddle Up: Smith was competing with Jeremy Kerley to be the Jets' No. 3 receiver. Kerley will now likely open the season working in the slot alongside Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Huddle Up: Blount was placed on the active/NFI list after failing his conditioning test. His presence at practice means Blount passed the test and everything is back to normal. Blount will see the majority of early down carries in the Patriots' backfield this season.

  • Joseph Randle - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/1/15 12:13am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle is the leading candidate for the starting running back job at this point. The team like Randle's vision and explosiveness and expect big things from him this season.

    Huddle Up: This was never really in much doubt. After some early talk of a committee, Ryan Williams was released and Darren McFadden became Darren McFadden, already injuring both hamstrings. Randle's ADP is creeping into Round 3 and that will only continue to rise as we get closer to the season.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/1/15 12:07am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray said he understands how important it is for him to perform well in 2015. 'I know the success I've had doesnÂ’t matter,' Murray said Friday, July 31. 'What matters now is what I [do going] forward and what I do this upcoming season, this upcoming training camp. Again, do anything I can just to get better and help the team.'

    Huddle Up: Murray flashed potential late last season when he got an opportunity and fantasy owners are hoping he'll become the Raiders' primary ball carrier this year. Roy Helu is in the mix for touches too but Murray should dominate the early down work. He currently has a fourth round ADP.

  • Percy Harvin - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/1/15 12:07am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin has asked head coach Rex Ryan to play cornerback, and Ryan said he is open to the idea and will let Harvin line up at cornerback from 'time to time' as an experiment.

    Huddle Up: Harvin can't stay healthy when he just plays offense, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to turn him into a two-way player. Rex Ryan should probably focus more attention worrying about an offense that could have Tyrod Taylor leading it when the season kicks off.

  • Josh McCown - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/1/15 12:07am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown hit receivers in stride and dropped in two deep crossing routes over the coverage during training camp Friday, July 31, and WR Dwayne Bowe said McCown is showing 'all the potential of being a top five quarterback in the NFL.'

    Huddle Up: No one is buying that McCown will be a Top 5 QB but this comes one day after Johnny Manziel reportedly struggled. There's a long ways to go but McCown looks like the favorite to be the Browns' starter, especially if you listen to Bowe.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 7/31/15 8:37pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: Richardson suffered his ACL injury in January, so it's not surprising that he's not ready for training camp. The speedster is a likely candidate to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, which means he would miss the first six games of the season.

  • Trent Richardson - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 7/31/15 7:12pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: A reason wasn't given but there's a possibility Richardson failed his conditioning test. It would be a bad sign for his chances of making the Raiders' roster. Reports earlier this week said Richardson didn't look good early in camp. It seems unthinkable but a former first-round pick who was then traded for a first-round pick may be done at the age of 25.

  • Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/31/15 6:34pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice and will not be limited during training camp or preseason games.

    Huddle Up: Great news for the Cards and also for those fantasy owners who wait on QBs in their drafts and are looking for late-round sleepers. Palmer, who averaged a decent 21.3 fantasy points per game last season, has a current ADP of 184 -- 26th among QBs.

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