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Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
(7/30/2014 2:14pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson has shown quickness and good passing skills during practice, and the team is looking for ways to use him, according to Pete Carroll. 'He continues to show that he's really, really fast and he can get up on you and he's real comfortable catching everything that you throw at him,' Carroll said. 'We're real excited about Paul and hopefully we'll just keep learning him and figuring him out and figure out how to best utilize his talents. He got talents; he's really quick in and out of his breaks. I love his catching range so we'll try to figure it out but we're real excited right now.'
Huddle Up: Richardson, a second-round pick and the team's top overall draft pick in May, was initially viewed as somewhat of a longer-term project, but the retirement of Sidney Rice has cleared some room on the team's WR depth chart and Richardson and fellow rookie Kevin Norwood (4th round) are battling veterans Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette for backup positions.
Geno Atkins - DT - Cincinnati Bengals
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Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) will participate in practice Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Good to see the big fella back in action after he was activated from the PUP list earlier Wednesday. Atkins leads all NFL DTs with 29 sacks over the past 4 seasons.
Clay Harbor - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
(7/30/2014 11:26am et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will be out for a month due to the calf injury he suffered earlier in the week.
Huddle Up: Harbor was hoping to push Marcedes Lewis for looks in Jacksonville's barren passing game, but now he'll be a month behind schedule when he returns just prior to the start of the regular season.
David Wilson - RB - New York Giants
(7/30/2014 11:26am et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) will sit out of practice the rest of the week and won't play in the first preseason game. He underwent tests Tuesday, July 29, and will be examined by the surgeon that performed his neck fusion next week.
Huddle Up: It's entirely possible the Giants will encase Wilson in bubble wrap to prevent further injury. At this juncture he's a late-round fantasy add with upside, but you simply can't count on him to stay healthy long enough to help your squad.
Rishard Matthews - WR - Miami Dolphins
(7/30/2014 11:26am et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews is working with the first-team offense in place of WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Further proof that Matthews is pushing his way into Miami's receiver rotation. And if Ryan Tannehill continues to improve, Bill Lazor's offense picks up the tempo and the line can provide enough time for Tannehill to make the throws... yes, it's a lot of moving parts, but there is enough upside to the Dolphins passing game that a third receiver could make a fantasy impact.
Mike Wallace - WR - Miami Dolphins
(7/30/2014 9:21am et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) began practice Wednesday, July 30, on the exercise bike as he's dealing with some hamstring soreness.
Huddle Up: Plenty of hamstring issues early in training camp; the key will be for Wallace to go easy and allow the injury to heal so it doesn't become a lingering problem. If we're still talking about Wallace's hammy problems in two weeks, then you can start to worry.
Kevin Ogletree - WR - Detroit Lions
(7/30/2014 9:21am et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Detroit Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has been spent time on the top unit each of the first two days of training camp, working as the No. 3 receiver. He is battling WRs Ryan Broyles, Kris Durham, Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross, among others, for the No. 3 job behind starting WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi singled out Ogletree during the spring as a player that impressed him.
Huddle Up: The Lions throw the ball enough that even with a couple of talented tight ends and pass-catching backs in the mix, the WR3 still has some fantasy value. Ogletree's stiffest competition will likely come from Broyles, if he's healthy; otherwise he's a good name to keep on the speed dial list for when bye weeks take a bite out of your roster.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
(7/30/2014 9:21am et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd scored two touchdowns in team drills Tuesday, July 29. Floyd beat CB Patrick Peterson deep for his first score and outmuscled CB Justin Bethel for his second.
Huddle Up: Floyd seems poised for a monster season in 2014, and he continues to demonstrate why in camp--which will only drive his fantasy draft-day value higher.
Stefan Taylor - RB - Arizona Cardinals
(7/29/2014 11:55pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor worked with the first-team offense in place of RB Andre Ellington (neck) Tuesday, July 29. Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com believes the move means that Taylor is ahead of RB Jonathan Dwyer in the battle for the No. 2 RB job.
Huddle Up: The Cards' No. 2 RB gig is intriguing as many wonder how many carries Ellington will be able to shoulder, but also be mindful that it's still more than a week before the Cards play their first preseason game and the depth chart may shuffle several times before the dust settles.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
(7/29/2014 11:47pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin said his knee felt better Tuesday, July 29, and he could be back sooner than expected. Benjamin suffered a bruised left knee in practice Sunday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on the first-round pick whom Cam Newton and the Panthers are counting on to lock down a starting role in a completely overhauled WR corps.
Bishop Sankey - RB - Tennessee Titans
(7/29/2014 11:47pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey earned praise from head coach Ken Whisenhunt for his quick cuts and willingness to lower his shoulder during practice Tuesday, July 29. Whisenhunt also said that Sankey was drafted in part because he is a good fit for the offensive system.
Huddle Up: Sankey, the first RB selected in May's draft, continues to look like the best fantasy RB bet in Tennessee with veteran Shonn Greene slow rounding into camp form coming off a pair of knee procedures in the last year.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
(7/29/2014 11:47pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is taking part in fewer reps in training camp this year than in years past and said he is trying to be smarter about his approach to practice with the goal of staying healthy the entire season. 'I'm older now,' Johnson said. 'I'm not diving for the balls anymore (in practice). Coach Caldwell has a big emphasis about us staying off the ground. I'm not playing every play in practice but they're working me in. I'm out here trying to get my extra running in after (practice) so I can keep my wind up.'
Huddle Up: Megatron still will only be 29 in Sept., but is coming off a 2013 season in which he matched his career low for games played with 14 and had three-year lows in catches (84) and receiving yards (1,492).
Giorgio Tavecchio - PK - Detroit Lions
(7/29/2014 11:47pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Detroit Lions Ks Giorgio Tavecchio and Nate Freese both missed field-goal attempts from nearly 50 yards during practice Tuesday, July 29, and the two remain in a tight competition for the starting kicking job.
Huddle Up: No rush here, and don't expect things to be decided until most -- if not all -- of the preseason has run its course.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
(7/29/2014 8:08pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been fined $275,000 for missing his sixth straight day of training camp, per collective bargaining agreement rules.
Huddle Up: Ouch -- that's quite the Beastly penalty as the stalemate continues. In the meantime, the fantasy stocks of backups Christine Michael and Robert Turbin continue to climb.
Andre Ellington - RB - Arizona Cardinals
(7/29/2014 8:08pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (neck) will return to practice Wednesday, July 30, after sitting out Tuesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Good news for the speedy second-year back who has generated much fantasy buzz this offseason as he assumes the starting role in the desert.
Pat Angerer - LB - Atlanta Falcons
(7/29/2014 8:08pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer left practice Tuesday, July 29, with an undisclosed injury. Angerer reportedly appeared to be favoring his right leg.
Huddle Up: Angerer was brought in to ease the pain over Sean Weatherspoon's season-ending injury, but the former Colt isn't without his own injury issues, having missed a combined 10 games over his last 2 seasons in Indy. Keep an eye out for further updates.
Ahmad Brooks - LB - San Francisco 49ers
(7/29/2014 8:00pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks restructured his contract to give the team $2 million more in cap space, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With NaVorro Bowman likely to miss the first half of the season, the Niners will be counting heavily on Brooks, who is coming off career highs last season in total tackles (60), passes defensed (7) and sacks (8.5).
Steven Jackson - RB - Atlanta Falcons
(7/29/2014 8:00pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first preseason game.
Huddle Up: Something to definitely monitor as Jackson missed 4 full games last season and finished with a career season lows in rushing yards (543) and yards from scrimmage (734).
Jairus Byrd - S - New Orleans Saints
(7/29/2014 8:00pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) practiced for the first time this offseason Tuesday, July 29. Byrd will gradually make his way back and did not take part in full-team drills.
Huddle Up: The ball-hawking safety and prize free-agent acquisition (22 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries in his first 5 seasons) is coming off offseason back surgery and it could even take a few regular-season games for the Pro Bowler to hit his full stride.
Anthony McCoy - TE - Seattle Seahawks
(7/29/2014 5:59pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') reportedly tore his left Achilles' in practice Tuesday, July 29. McCoy would likely miss the entire 2014 season.
Huddle Up: You really have to feel for McCoy, who missed all of last season with an injury to his right Achilles'. In the meantime, Zach Miller and Luke Willson remain atop the Seattle TE depth chart,and we'll have to see if the defending champs add anyone else for depth purposes.
Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
(7/29/2014 5:59pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson left practice Tuesday, July 29, with a strained hamstring.
Huddle Up: This was reported as an early-camp strain and nothing more at this point, but it immediately conjures up painful memories of the WR's hammy-hampered 2011 campaign (7 games) in which he recorded career lows across the board with 33 catches, 492 yards and 2 TDs.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
(7/29/2014 5:59pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will argue that second-hand marijuana smoke caused a positive test, and that he should not be suspended in an appeal hearing Friday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: Nothing definitive here to alter any draft strategies -- just the latest update on 2013's top fantasy WR and his ongoing battle to avoid a year-long suspension.
Phillip Tanner - RB - Indianapolis Colts
(7/29/2014 3:52pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
The Indianapolis Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner (Cowboys) Tuesday, July 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Indy continues to bolster its backfield depth in back of Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw following Vick Ballard's season-ending Achilles' tear last week. There's no real fantasy implications here unless the backfield injuries continue.
David Wilson - RB - New York Giants
(7/29/2014 3:52pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB David Wilson left practice with a neck burner Tuesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: The Giants and Wilson's fantasy owners can only hope this isn't a surgery-related setback for the RB who had just been cleared after recovering from last season's neck procedure. Updates will be forthcoming from the team.
Brian Hoyer - QB - Cleveland Browns
(7/29/2014 2:00pm et)  Share this news item on Facebook! Tweet this news item!
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) is outperforming rookie QB Johnny Manziel so far in camp, and the starting quarterback job has been Hoyer's job to lose, as observed by Jason La Canfora. Hoyer looks crisper with his mental speed, including actions in the huddle, at the line and during plays. Hoyer is not gun-shy as his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament continues 'to wow the Browns,' according to La Canfora. Manziel also has acted somewhat guarded around his new teammates.
Huddle Up: Hoyer is certainly the man if you need to draft a viable starting QB for right now, but Johnny Football still remains the best option for those fantasy GMs looking farther down the line.

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