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  • Joseph Randle - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 7/29/15 10:20pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle received strong praise from team owner and general manager Jerry Jones Wednesday July 29. 'We have a player (in Randle) that has the potential -- and we based that on, not on what he did at Oklahoma State or how we drafted him, but by literally being a teammate around here for the last two years -- but he has the potential to be the kind of back that would step in there and be your No. 1 back,' Jones told reporters. 'If he were not here, then I wouldn't feel as good as we go into the season and what might happen,' said Jones.

    Huddle Up: Randle will get the first crack at replacing the departed DeMarco Murray. How he performs early will be key as to how much of a committee the Cowboys employ this season. Randle's 6.7 yards per carry average in 2014 was the highest of any running back with at least 50 carries. His ADP is currently Round 4.

  • Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 7/29/15 8:36pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (undisclosed) was placed on the physically unable to perform list Wednesday, July 29, as he recovers from offseason surgery. It is unclear what the specific injury is, but Bell did have issues with his knee and Achilles' last season.

    Huddle Up: The Lions plan is to move Bell along slowly after offseason Achilles and knee surgeries. Bell will miss the start of training camp, allowing impressive rookie Ameer Abdullah to get more reps with the starters. Bell is still very much in the Lions' plans but his fifth round ADP is too high with the talented Abdullah lurking.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/29/15 7:12pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 29.

    Huddle Up: Blount participated in the Patriots' offseason workouts, so this is a new injury. Jonas Gray will see more reps with Blount sidelined.

  • Stevan Ridley - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 7/29/15 7:12pm ET

    New York Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 29.

    Huddle Up: This was expected as Ridley is just 10 months removed from ACL surgery. Ridley is a likely candidate to start the year on reserve/PUP, which would force him to sit out the first six games.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/29/15 7:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (knee) has been cleared for full participation in training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: It's good news for Reed who had a minor knee procedure this offseason. Reed is a talented player but has had trouble staying on the the field. Reed needs a healthy training camp with Niles Paul also battling for the starting tight end job.

  • Jerricho Cotchery - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 7/29/15 6:34pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery may have to compete for a roster spot during training camp because of the other players the team has at wide receiver.

    Huddle Up: A year after reeling in 10 TD catches on 46 receptions for 602 yards with the Steelers, Cotchery put up roughly the same numbers (48-580) in Carolina but dropped down to a single scoring catch. A regression certainly was predictable, but the addition of draft pick Devin Funchess in the second round and free agent Ted Ginn could make Cotchery expendable.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/29/15 6:34pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not be limited during training camp even though he has dealt with injuries over the last few seasons, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. 'We're not counting throws all the time, and it's not a concern as it will be when he's later in his career,' McCarthy said. 'I mean, he's still very physically fit and so I don't feel like I need to protect him because of any type of elbow or shoulder issue, thing like that. But we just work through it, communicate and see where he's at every day.' McCarthy said Rodgers' playing time in the preseason will not change.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers' issue last season was a late-year calf strain which he didn't affect fantasy much as he still finished as the No. 2 QB overall. He's right back up there with Andrew Luck again this season, with those two comprising the top tier of QBs on many preseason-projection lists.

  • Jace Amaro - TE - New York Jets
    Posted 7/29/15 6:34pm ET

    New York Jets TE Jace Amaro will be used as an H-back, which might give him a bigger role in the offense than he had last season. Amaro struggled with drops last year.

    Huddle Up: The 2014 second-round pick finished third on the Jets with 53 targets and tied for second with 38 receptions last season, but don't forget that the Jets have added target monster Brandon Marshall to the pass-catching mix this season so any gains for Amaro likely will be modest at best.

  • Roddy White - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/29/15 4:05pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) had his left knee drained before minicamp, and he could have it drained again before the season ends. White isn't concerned about it, though. He said he's able to recover quickly from the draining and wouldn't miss a game because of it.

    Huddle Up: Another sign that age is catching up with the wideout -- he'll turn 34 in November -- who has missed a combined five games and averaged 73 receptions, 816 yards and five TDs over the last two seasons after averaging 102-1,345-8 over the previous three campaigns. Be wary of drafting him too high.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 7/29/15 4:05pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is not believed to be injured and shouldn't be on the non-football injury list for long. Hyde suffered a calf injury during spring drills, but it's not expected to be an issue.

    Huddle Up: Seeing the second-year player get back on the practice field will be a welcome sight to more than a few fantasy owners as Hyde has been the 11th RB off the board on average so far in standard-league fantasy drafts with an ADP of 38.

  • Kevin White - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/29/15 3:56pm ET

    Chicago Bears rookie WR Kevin White (shin) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to general manager Ryan Pace.

    Huddle Up: The seventh-overall pick suffered the injury in OTAs and has been off his feet for the past month, and the Bears want to help ease him back into action. In short, it doesn't sound like much to worry about, but it's definitely a situation to stay on top of.

  • Storm Johnson - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 7/29/15 3:56pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury/Illness list Wednesday, July 29.

    Huddle Up: Johnson missed some OTA work due to a back issue during the spring, but it's not known if this is the issue that landed the second-year player on the NFI list. When healthy, Johnson is expected to compete for reserve-tailback and kick-returner positions and is well off the fantasy radar.

  • Ryan Kerrigan - LB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/29/15 3:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan signed a five-year contract extension Wednesday, July 29, worth $11.5 million per season, according to a source. The deal includes a $16 million signing bonus.

    Huddle Up: Kerrigan was entering the final year of his rookie deal but now is the league's third-highest-paid LB. He had a career-high 13.5 sacks last season and five forced fumbles. Since entering the league in 2011, he has 15 forced fumbles -- second only to CB Charles Tillman (16) -- and is certainly a player the defense-needy D.C. franchise needed to lock up.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 7/29/15 2:31pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 29.

    Huddle Up: The first-round pick, who underwent foot surgery in June, can still be activated off the list at any time so there's still plenty of time for the rookie to get on the field and ready for the start of the games that count. His camp progress will be closely monitored.

  • Chris Conley - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 7/29/15 2:31pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley left practice early Wednesday, July 29, because of a knee strain.

    Huddle Up: Not the way the third-round selection wanted to start things off as he attempts to snare a spot in the team's top-three WR rotation, and early reports indicate that he may miss up to a week. Something to keep an eye on in K.C.

  • Justin Forsett - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/29/15 8:50am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett is likely to see another substantial workload, as offensive coordinator Marc Trestman is a big believer in the running game, and the team will maintain the same zone blocking system they had last year under former offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.

    Huddle Up: Forsett has no challengers on the roster, and in addition to handling a workload similar to last year he should also see an uptick in receptions under Trestman--the same coordinator who oversaw 130 targets for Matt Forte last year.

  • Kamar Aiken - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/29/15 8:50am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Kamar Aiken worked consistently with the first-team offense throughout minicamps and organized team activities (OTAs). He is trying to hold off WRs Marlon Brown and Breshad Perriman for the starting job opposite WR Steve Smith Sr.

    Huddle Up: If Perriman can hang on to the ball consistently he could move past Aiken, but so far through the offseason that detail has remained an issue for the rookie.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/29/15 8:50am ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could have had his suspended reduced based on a series of conditions. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL was willing to drop the suspension by 'at least 50 percent' if Brady admitted to having knowledge of what the team's staff was doing to footballs, he admitted to failing to cooperate with the Ted Wells investigation and he apologized.

    Huddle Up: While the entire "Deflategate" investigation has been a debacle, Brady's camp should have known that the NFL views "not being forthcoming with information" as just as great an offense as the actual offense itself. So barring more legal wrangling we'll have Jimmy Garoppolo for four games, followed by a motivated Brady for the final three months of the fantasy season.

  • Lamar Miller - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 7/29/15 8:50am ET

    The Miami Dolphins and RB Lamar Miller have had preliminary talks about a contract extention, but there have been no in-depth negotiations. Miller is a year away from unrestricted free agents, and the team is uncertain if they will be able to retain him.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins may be waiting to see what they have in Jay Ajayi before committing long-term to Miller, or they may just want to see what Miller brings to the table this season. Either way he's the incumbent, and there's a contract carrot dangling in front of him this season.

  • Eric Berry - S - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 7/29/15 8:50am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (illness) has been cleared to take the practice field with the team Wednesday, July 29. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December 2014. After several rounds of thorough testing and a process that concluded Tuesday, July 28, he has been given the green light.

    Huddle Up: Outstanding news for Berry, as well as the Chiefs' defense. Here's your early leader for the NFL's comeback player of the year.

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