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Texans signed QB Matt Schaub to a four-year, $62 million extension.

So much for the Texans making Schaub prove his health and effectiveness. He was set to make $7.15 million this season, the final year of his contract. Now he gets $25 million in guarantees and long-term security. The Texans are clearly comfortable with the state of the Lisfranc fracture that cost him six games plus the playoffs last season. Schaub, now an elite "game manager," completed 20-of-31 passes for 266 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 05:05:00 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirms OLB Justin Houston (knee, PUP) will likely miss all of training camp.

Houston is just four months removed from having his (apparently not torn) ACL repaired. He was slapped with a 6-12 month timeline in February. Houston is a strong candidate for the reserve/PUP list.
Jul 26 - 4:22 PM

Bengals placed TE Tyler Eifert (ankle surgery) on the active/PUP list.

Eifert doesn't appear to be a candidate to revert to reserve/PUP, costing him six games, but he's questionable for Week 1. We probably won't have a good idea of Eifert's status for the opener until the waning days of camp.
Jul 26 - 3:43 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports unsigned Chiefs franchise player Eric Berry won't report for the start of training camp.

It's a symbolic gesture, as the sides can't negotiate until after the season. Berry might be trying to lessen his injury odds, but holdouts are often prone to soft-tissue ailments. He could also be angling for 2017 concessions (I.E., not another franchise tag). We'd imagine Berry won't wait too long before signing his $10.8 million tender.
Jul 26 - 3:04 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is not expected to re-sign with the Jets before the start of training camp on Wednesday.

The Harvard man is committed to hardball. Of course, hardball works better when you have actual leverage. Until/if a starter gets hurt elsewhere, Fitz is essentially negotiating against himself. With bitterness having set in, Fitz could sit out for quite a while, but the Jets remain his only realistic destination.
Jul 26 - 2:11 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports suspended Cowboys RE Randy Gregory has again violated the league's substance-abuse policy, and is facing a longer suspension.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported earlier Tuesday that Gregory was headed to drug treatment instead of Cowboys camp. Now we know why. It's a sadly unsurprising development for a player who entered the league with lots of questions about his off-the-field habits. It's probably best assumed that he won't see the field in 2016, which is devastating news for the Cowboys' wafer-thin front seven. Owner Jerry Jones could be getting awful tempted to give free agent Greg Hardy a call.
Jul 26 - 1:55 PM

Ravens agreed to terms with OT Jake Long on a one-year contract.

The former No. 1 overall pick spent 2015 in mothballs on the Falcons' bench. Now 31, the oft-injured Long says he's "finally healthy," but at best, he'll be the No. 3 tackle for a team that released Eugene Monroe last month. Ronnie Stanley and Ricky Wagner are the starters at tackle.
Jul 26 - 1:46 PM

Lions agreed to terms with WR Anquan Boldin on a one-year contract.

Boldin visited the Lions last month. Boldin still had plenty left in the tank for the pathetic 49ers last season, catching 69 passes in 14 games as he dealt with bottom-three quarterback play. Still, going on 36, he's headed to the Lions as a No. 3 receiver. He'll cut into Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Eric Ebron's targets, but shouldn't destroy their fantasy value. As a standalone option, Boldin probably won't be more than a WR5. It's a big addition for a Lions team moving on from Calvin Johnson, but not a major fantasy event.
Jul 26 - 1:45 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase once again praised Arian Foster's receiving ability.

It's worth noting that Gase was prompted, and in general is still talking like Foster will be competing on all downs, not just third. "He’s the type of guy that he can run his route tree similar to what a wide receiver’s is," Gase said. "When we worked him out, I put him in a couple of spots just to see how that looked and he runs about as smooth as any running back that I’ve ever seen." Again, Foster is still very much in the mix on early downs, but at the very least, it's clear the Dolphins are envisioning him catching passes. Jay Ajayi needs to have the camp of his life.
Jul 26 - 1:41 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jordy Nelson is on the active/PUP list with a "hiccup" in his non-ACL knee, but that he should be ready for Week 1.

"It's not the ACL," Nelson assured. "No one needs to freak out." Be that as it may, Nelson is without a return date for practice. Nelson should be ready for the opener, but this puts the injury risk for a 31-year-old player coming off a torn ACL in stark relief. It's possible Nelson is held out for the entire preseason. Nelson is currently the WR7 by ADP, ahead of the likes of Allen Robinson and Alshon Jeffery. That was ambitious even before Nelson's latest injury news.
Jul 26 - 1:29 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Redskins have had "internal discussions" about signing free agent DE Greg Hardy.

The Redskins' thin pass rush just loss Junior Galette for the season, and GM Scot McCloughan hasn't been shy about adding players with "character concerns," real or imagined. Hardy's are very real, but he's a dominant pass rusher who remains in his physical prime. The Redskins would be an unsurprising team to take the plunge. Perhaps no organization in the league is more used to bad PR.
Jul 26 - 1:19 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Cordarrelle Patterson "has made tremendous strides" as a route runner.

"He is very tuned in and very focused trying to prove to everybody, including himself, that he’s going to be not just a great athlete with the football in his hands, but a true receiver in the NFL," Spielman continued. Patterson earning praise is certainly better than the alternative, but his history makes it tough to take these comments with anything but a grain of salt. Patterson will have to fight for his roster spot in training camp, and it remains highly unlikely he becomes fantasy viable this season.
Source: vikings.com
Jul 26 - 1:00 PM




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