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Titans | A.J. Brown focused on better conditioning (Tue Aug 11, 03:51 PM)     [jump to this story]

Broncos | Phillip Lindsay stronger in 2020 (Tue Aug 11, 02:11 PM)     [jump to this story]

Dolphins | Matt Breida pegged for 35 percent (Tue Aug 11, 12:02 PM)     [jump to this story]

  Giants | G-Men make moves    Tue Aug 11, 04:33 PM

Free-agents WR Cody White (Chiefs) and OL Jackson Dennis (Cardinals) signed undisclosed contracts with the New York Giants Tuesday, Aug. 11. TE Kyle Markway and S Mark McLaurin were waived.

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  Seahawks | Kemah Siverand released    Tue Aug 11, 04:18 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Kemah Siverand was waived Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Bengals | Tyler Clark let go    Tue Aug 11, 04:16 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DT Tyler Clark was waived Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Dolphins | Xavien Howard on COVID list    Tue Aug 11, 04:13 PM

Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Titans | Tennessee makes two moves    Tue Aug 11, 04:06 PM

Tennessee Titans LB Vic Beasley (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 11. LB Reggie Gilbert was waived.

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  Bears | Ramiz Ahmed waived    Tue Aug 11, 04:03 PM

Chicago Bears PK Ramiz Ahmed was waived Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Titans | A.J. Brown focused on better conditioning    Tue Aug 11, 03:51 PM

Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown told Jim Wyatt of the team's website that he noticed he looked fatigued in the fourth quarter of games in 2019 and has spent the offseason making sure to avoid a similar fate.'I have to be able to go through the entire game and make my routes look the same. I have to be well-conditioned. ... Looking back at some film, I left some plays out there because I was a little tired. I want to be all-around complete. ... I am definitely in a better place (physically), and I'm in a better shape mentally as well,' Brown said.

Footballguys view: Brown exploded onto the scene last year as a rookie, averaging a whopping 20.2 yards per catch. However, Brown's lowest YPC total per quarter came in the fourth quarter (14.8). We'll see if this new emphasis on better conditioning helps those numbers late in games this season. The Titans are a run-heavy offense but Brown should work his way into the top-15 for fantasy receivers.

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  Bears | Marqui Christian headed to Chicago    Tue Aug 11, 03:33 PM

Free-agent DB Marqui Christian (Rams) reportedly signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Rams | Levonta Taylor sent packing    Tue Aug 11, 02:36 PM

Los Angeles Rams DB Levonta Taylor was waived Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay stronger in 2020    Tue Aug 11, 02:11 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay recently told Mike Klis of 9News that he gained 10 pounds of muscle this offseason.'Feel good, feel fast. That wrist injury (last year) really did a toll on me when it came to working out. ... So I feel really good, I feel explosive and I feel like I'm going to have a (heck of a) season this year,' Lindsay said.

Footballguys view: Lindsay has added muscle to his frame in order to keep up with the pounding he's taken in two years as the starter for the Broncos. Each of the last two offseasons, Lindsay has spent time rehabbing from a wrist surgery. This year, Lindsay should serve as the backup to Melvin Gordon...although he's likely to get a larger split than most backup running backs out there. The Broncos passing game has a lot of appeal to Fantasy GMs but do not sleep on this Gordon/Lindsay combination which should lead the way offensively.

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  Colts | Jackson Porter cleared to return    Tue Aug 11, 01:54 PM

Indianapolis Colts CB Jackson Porter was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Dolphins | Matt Breida pegged for 35 percent    Tue Aug 11, 12:02 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida is expected to receive 35 percent of the touches in the backfield, according to beat writer Cameron Wolfe.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Breida is going to be the change-of-pace back to starter Jordan Howard in 2020. The Dolphins should be running the ball early and often as they groom rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa (who should be starting over Ryan Fitzpatrick soon enough).

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  Dolphins | Jordan Howard expected to lead    Tue Aug 11, 12:01 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is expected to carry the rushing load in 2020, in the opinion of beat writer Cameron Wolfe. Wolfe expects Howard to receive 50 percent of the backfield touches.

Footballguys view: Howard is going to be the banger on the roster. He'll soften up defenses on the whole was a battering ram between the tackles. When it comes to catching the rock out of the backfield, Matt Breida will be the back the Dolphins turn to.

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  Falcons | Chris Cooper activated    Tue Aug 11, 11:32 AM

Atlanta Falcons S Chris Cooper was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 11. OT Hunter Atkinson was waived.

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  Colts | Tavon Wilson to Indy    Tue Aug 11, 11:31 AM

Free-agent S Tavon Wilson (Lions) signed an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Steelers | Justin Layne activated    Tue Aug 11, 10:34 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Justin Layne was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 11. CB Breon Borders was released.

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  Eagles | Lane Johnson activated    Tue Aug 11, 10:33 AM

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 11.

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  Jaguars | Yannick Ngakoue in contact    Tue Aug 11, 10:32 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue has been in contact with general manager David Caldwell, but it's unknown whether he'll report to camp.

Footballguys view: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Ngakoue has parted ways with his agent. There has been buzz that Ngakoue would be willing to play on his franchise tag elsewhere. He has not signed his tag for the Jaguars and is a no-show for camp.

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  Bengals | Trae Waynes out with pec injury    Tue Aug 11, 09:25 AM

Cincinnati Bengals CB Trae Waynes (pectoral) is seeking a second opinion on a pectoral injury that has the initial fear of a two-month absence.

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  Colts | Indy finale for T.Y. Hilton?    Mon Aug 10, 10:54 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is entering the final season of a five-year, $65 million contract. 'If this is my last year (in Indianapolis), I will give it all I've got,' Hilton said recently in an interview with an Indianapolis TV station.

Footballguys view: The offense goes through Hilton, or at least the passing game does. He's in line for a productive season and should quickly become QB Philip Rivers favorite target. That means good things for Fantasy GMs who invest in Hilton...and Hilton as he's investing in himself. A big season could mean another big-money deal for the veteran who will turn 31-years old this year.

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  Bengals | A.J. Green focused on health    Mon Aug 10, 10:42 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green has dedicated much of his offseason training to injury avoidance, including working with a former acquaintance, Reza Hesam, who co-founded Adapt Physical Therapy, which focuses on injury prevention in addition to working on performance.

Footballguys view: Green is playing on the one-year franchise tag for the Bengals. He wants to stay with the team and wants to continue with them for another four years. In order to do that, Green needs to stay healthy and play at a high level. That's his usual level so long as he's at or near full strength.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr primed for best season?    Mon Aug 10, 10:23 PM

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr is poised to have the best season of his career as he'll be playing with the best supporting cast of his career, including RB Josh Jacobs, TE Darren Waller and rookie WR Henry Ruggs III, in the opinion of analyst Adam Rank.

Footballguys view: Carr may be poised to do that but first he must win the starting job. The Raiders went out and added QB Marcus Mariota to the roster this offsason. Carr and Mariota will compete for the starting job in training camp. Both will have those great weapons around to throw to, although Carr is likely the frontrunner due to his experience with the team as the starter.

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  Broncos | Andrew Beck making progress    Mon Aug 10, 09:43 PM

Denver Broncos TE Andrew Beck (illness) is making good progress in his recovery from COVID-19 and met with the team's medical personnel Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Jaguars | James O'Shaughnessy may return this week    Mon Aug 10, 09:36 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars TE James O'Shaughnessy (undisclosed) may be activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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  49ers | George Kittle not making progress in talks    Mon Aug 10, 09:31 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has not made much progress in contract extension talks with the 49ers at this point, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Kittle is in the final year of his rookie contract but he's not going anywhere. We're expecting him to reset the tight end market when a new contract is done.

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  Bengals | Mike Daniels would have solid role    Mon Aug 10, 08:38 PM

Free-agent DT Mike Daniels (Lions) likely will be the No. 3 defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals if he signs with them.

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  Dolphins | Chester Rogers may be slot receiver    Mon Aug 10, 08:28 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Chester Rogers is considered the leading candidate for the slot receiver job but will have to compete with at least WR Isaiah Ford and WR Gary Jennings for the job.

Footballguys view: Rogers has experience at the position and is a good option at the slot when healthy. Do not forget about Jakeem Grant in this competition either as he might be the best of the bunch behind DeVante Parker and Preston Williams.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel not guaranteed for Week 1    Mon Aug 10, 07:56 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel's (foot) status for the start of the regular season is uncertain at this point.

Footballguys view: This is one of the reasons why the Patriots signed veteran free agent RB Lamar Miller on Monday. Michel is still recovering from foot surgery and is currently on the PUP list. If he doesn't show enough progress, the team could put him on PUP to begin the regular season.

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  Dolphins | Brandin Bryant meets with Miami    Mon Aug 10, 06:52 PM

Free-agent DT Brandin Bryant (Browns) met with the Miami Dolphins Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Patriots | Tyler Gauthier expected to join NE    Mon Aug 10, 06:49 PM

Free-agent C Tyler Gauthier (Jaguars) is expected to sign with the New England Patriots.

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  Texans | Gareon Conley passes physical    Mon Aug 10, 06:12 PM

Houston Texans CB Gareon Conley (undisclosed) passed his physical Monday, Aug. 10, and has been activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Packers | Green Bay claims Travis Fulgham    Mon Aug 10, 06:03 PM

Former Detroit Lions WR Travis Fulgham was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Buccaneers | Travis Jonsen waived/injured    Mon Aug 10, 06:01 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Travis Jonsen (undisclosed) was waived/injured Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Jaguars | Kobe Williams let go    Mon Aug 10, 05:57 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Kobe Williams was waived Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Packers | Jamal Davis removed from roster    Mon Aug 10, 05:51 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Jamal Davis was waived Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Patriots | Lamar Miller agrees to deal with Pats    Mon Aug 10, 05:45 PM

Free-agent RB Lamar Miller (Texans) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Damien Harris hype train is going to lose a few people upon this news. Miller didn't play in 2019 as he tore his ACL and MCL a year ago. The Patriots are getting quality veteran experience with this move and insurance in the event that Sony Michel struggles with injury. Michel is currently on the PUP list as he continues to recover from offseason foot surgery.

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  Texans | Jerald Hawkins signs with Houston    Mon Aug 10, 05:33 PM

Free-agent OT Jerald Hawkins (Buccaneers) signed with the Houston Texans Monday, Aug. 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Seahawks | Two players waived    Mon Aug 10, 05:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Anthony Jones and CB Brian Allen were waived Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Vikings | Cameron Smith waived/injured    Mon Aug 10, 04:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Cameron Smith (heart) was waived Monday, Aug. 10, with a non-football injury designation. He will revert to the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list if he is not claimed.

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  Dolphins | Miami adding Nate Wieting    Mon Aug 10, 04:43 PM

Former Cleveland Browns TE Nate Wieting was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins Monday, Aug. 10, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Wieting was picked up as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa in 2020. He's not like other Iowa TEs in the league like George Kittle, T.J. Hockenson or Noah Fant. In four seasons with the Hawkeyes, Wieting went from walk on to starter but only caught 13 total passes in his career. He was often banged up in college, having surgeries on his shoulder, knee and foot. He'll be a long-shot for the Dolphins roster and may just be looking to impress enough to stay around on the practice squad.

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  Ravens | Bronson Rechsteiner cut    Mon Aug 10, 04:16 PM

Baltimore Ravens FB Bronson Rechsteiner was waived Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Titans | Joshua Smith on COVID list    Mon Aug 10, 04:13 PM

Tennessee Titans LB Joshua Smith was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug. 10.

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  NFL | Logan Ryan sees himself as safety    Mon Aug 10, 04:07 PM

Free-agent CB Logan Ryan (Titans) is letting teams know that he considers himself a safety and not a cornerback like he has been listed.

Footballguys view: Ryan was a playmaker from the slot last year for the Titans but has not yet found a home in free agency. He's a hybrid player who can line up at both corner and safety. Reports have indicated earlier this offseason that Ryan wants more than $10 million per season.

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  Browns | Jameson Houston let go    Mon Aug 10, 03:59 PM

Cleveland Browns CB Jameson Houston was waived Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Saints | Alvin Kamara opens up about knee injury    Mon Aug 10, 03:57 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara told reporters Monday, Aug. 10, that he 'tore his knee' in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and 'was dealing with it the whole season.' He also added that it did not require surgery, but he spent a lot of time in the offseason rehabbing it.

Footballguys view: Kamara didn't look like himself in 2019 while playing around 75 percent healthy (at best). If fully healthy, Kamara should produce at the expected level and score more touchdowns compared to last year when he only hit pay dirt six times. His skill set and health status make Kamara a top-4 pick for Fantasy GMs no matter the format.

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  Colts | Taylor Stallworth finds new home with Indy    Mon Aug 10, 03:36 PM

Free-agent DL Taylor Stallworth (Saints) signed an undisclosed contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 10.

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  Raiders | Hunter Renfrow losing primary slot duties?    Mon Aug 10, 02:22 PM

Adding more context to a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III is expected to begin his pro career as the primary slot receiver ahead of Hunter Renfrow, according to comments made by offensive coordinator Greg Olson.'We'll start with Ruggs III in the slot and do some things with Ruggs. But those guys (Ruggs and Bryan Edwards) are very multiple in what they can do and that's the goal is to be able to move all of them around to different spots; the one, two or three position at the wide receiver,' Olson said recently.

Footballguys view: Ruggs has a ton of speed and was the team's first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He can operate from the slot or on the outside. The team might want to have him begin in the slot where he can get off the line cleanly and quickly. While Ruggs is playing the slot, it does take Renfrow out of that spot. As a rookie in 2019, Renfrow was targeted 71 times, catching 49 passes for 605 yards and four touchdowns.

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  Chiefs | Alex Okafor agrees to restructured deal    Mon Aug 10, 02:01 PM

Kansas City Chiefs DE Alex Okafor recently agreed to a restructured contract that lowers the $7.9 million he was due in 2020 to a maximum of $4.96 million this season. He will also reportedly receive $860,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $2 million in incentives.

Footballguys view: Okafor, who initially agreed to a contract that ran through the end of 2021, will also be allowed to hit the open market as a free agent at the end of the season as well. He will continue to play as a reserve player on the defensive line for the Chiefs in 2020.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon poised for great things in 2020?    Mon Aug 10, 01:48 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon 'could be as well-positioned as Christian McCaffrey was a year ago to explode,' according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. According to La Canfora, head coach Zac Taylor 'truly began to understand and appreciate' Mixon's ability over the second half of last season and intends to lean on him heavily in 2020.

Footballguys view: The Bengals offense projects to be more exciting with rookie no.1 overall pick QB Joe Burrow at the helm. Burrow is a great passer but expect the team to run the ball with Mixon early and often to take the pressure off the rookie. Mixon has been a top-12 fantasy running back each of the last two seasons, and that will once again be the case. He's a late first- or early second-round pick in fantasy drafts right now.

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  Eagles | Philly makes Vinny Curry signing official    Mon Aug 10, 01:38 PM

Updating previous reports, free-agent DL Vinny Curry (Eagles) officially signed his one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Aug. 10. Exact financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but the contract is expected to be worth up to $2 million - including $1.3 million guaranteed.

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