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The player rep for free agent S Nick Collins acknowledges that his client's career is likely over.

Collins suffered a herniated disk in his neck in Week 2 of last season and required cervical neck fusion. The Packers released him this offseason because they were not comfortable letting Collins back out onto a football field, based on his medical records. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "Collins was advised not to pursue football .... effectively ending the process."
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 03:19:00 PM

Mike Gillislee (hamstring) returned as a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

Aug 22 - 4:54 PM

Ty Montgomery (leg) returned to practice on Tuesday.

He's back after missing the last week with a lower leg injury. The former wide receiver is locked in as the Packers' lead back and seems to be going around the fourth round in 12-team leagues.
Aug 22 - 4:50 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Giants aren't concerned about Brandon Marshall's shoulder injury.

Rapsheet was told "he'll be fine" while adding that the Giants have "no worries." Marshall bowed out of Monday's preseason game with a shoulder issue but his X-rays came back negative. It looks like the G-Men dodged a couple of major injury bullets with Marshall and Odell Backham both escaping Monday night's game with only minor ailments.
Aug 22 - 4:09 PM

Matt Forte (hamstring) returned to team drills on Tuesday.

He hadn't practiced since late last month. This gives Forte a little less than three weeks to dust off the cobwebs for Week 1. Stuck in a committee with Bilal Powell and playing for one of the league's worst offenses, the 31-year-old's fantasy arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Aug 22 - 2:51 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said there's still no "timeline" for Andrew Luck's (shoulder) return.

Per Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, the Colts have just two practices next week and four the week after before heading off to Los Angeles for Week 1 against the Rams. That means that even if Luck is activated off PUP in the next week, he'll have just six practices to shake off the rust before the regular season gets underway. Simply put, Luck is running out of time. Mike Chapell of IndySportsCentral "doubts" Luck will be ready for Week 1 while suggesting Week 3 against Cleveland as a more realistic timeframe. None of this comes as good news for fantasy owners invested in Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief or Jack Doyle.
Aug 22 - 2:43 PM

Cardinals activated ILB Deone Bucannon (ankle) from the active/PUP list.

He's not ready to resume practicing but has been cleared to join the team for walkthroughs. The 2014 first-rounder still aims to be ready for Week 1.
Aug 22 - 2:00 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said LeGarrette Blount will be "a big part of our offense."

"The guy's a beast of a runner," the coach added. Despite preseason struggles, reported "weight issues," and rumblings about his roster spot, it looks like the coach plans to enter the season with Blount as his starter and short-yardage back. Perhaps that changes if Wendell Smallwood shows well coming off an injury this week, but Blount remains the best fantasy bet for now.
Aug 22 - 12:26 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Tom Savage "is our starter."

"He's had a good camp," O'Brien added. It is not a surprise after Savage looked good in the second preseason game, but Deshaun Watson brings playmaking ability the offense sorely needs. The rookie is going to make starts at some point this season.
Aug 22 - 12:12 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss does not think the Patriots have a real running back depth chart.

"Any running back could be featured at any given time," Reiss writes, "as it's a deep, talented group." Mike Gillislee was the early fantasy favorite because of his expected role at the goal line, but he has been sidelined the last two weeks with a hamstring injury. Rex Burkhead has been impressive while James White and Dion Lewis will get touches as well.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 11:35 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (shoulder) is on track to play Thursday night against the Jaguars.

Newton has been throwing in team drills this week, and he has apparently looked comfortable enough to send him out for the "dress rehearsal." It would not be surprising if he played fewer snaps than the rest of the starters, however. There was not really any doubt before, but Newton will obviously be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 11:25 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. expects sophomore Tyler Boyd to be the Bengals' second most productive wide receiver.

With No. 9 overall pick John Ross in a limited role to start the season, Dehner thinks Brandon LaFell will get the official No. 2 designation, but he expects Boyd to be more productive. Ross' role is expected to grow as the season goes on, however, and A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert should dominate targets as long as they are healthy. Despite the positive news, Boyd is not a fantasy option in standard-sized leagues.
Aug 22 - 11:04 AM




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