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The New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports the Giants are optimistic Victor Cruz "can return to his old form."

Vacchiano warned to buy into that optimism "at your own risk" before adding anything the Giants get from Cruz this season "would be a bonus." Cruz has not played a snap since October of 2014 and barely got in any work during the offseason program. Even if he is able to stay healthy, he will be at best the No. 3 option in the passing game behind Odell Beckham and rookie Sterling Shepard. Cruz is a low-upside fantasy gamble.
Jul 23 - 1:53 PM

The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones believes undrafted rookie Keyarris Garrett is "destined" for the practice squad.

Garrett somewhat surprisingly went undrafted despite leading the nation in receiving last season and tearing up the combine at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. He failed to impress during the offseason program, however, and appears to be buried on the depth chart. Garrett is still a hold in Dynasty formats, but it does not look like he will make a rookie impact.
Jul 23 - 12:59 PM

The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones says Panthers WR Corey Brown "should make the team."

If he does, that leaves at most two spots for Stephen Hill (knee), Brenton Bersin, Kevin Norwood, and Damiere Byrd. Hill was reportedly showing well last offseason before tearing his ACL, and he has enough physical upside to warrant a spot on the roster. Unless one of the top three suffers an injury, there is not going to be any fantasy value to be found in this lot.
Jul 23 - 12:55 PM

Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee, hip, sports hernia) expects to practice on the first day of camp.

Lewis cautioned he might not do everything right away, but any practice is a good sign coming off what amounts to a lost season. If -- and it is a big if -- Lewis can get and stay healthy, the Saints have the makings of a solid cornerback duo after Delvin Breaux established himself as a quality No. 1 last season.
Jul 23 - 12:46 PM

The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor reports Chiefs WR/RB De'Anthony Thomas is on the roster bubble.

Paylor says the addition of fifth-rounder Tyreek Hill could put Thomas "in a tough spot." ESPN's Adam Teicher agrees, saying it is unlikely the Chiefs keep both Hill and Thomas. A gadget player at his best, Thomas has played in just 22 games through two NFL seasons. He needs to stay healthy in camp to have any shot at a roster spot.
Jul 23 - 12:26 PM

The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor reports Spencer Ware "caught lots of passes in OTAs."

This is potentially bad news for Charcandrick West, who seemed more likely than Ware to handle passing-down work when Jamaal Charles needs a breather. ESPN's Adam Teicher already labeled Ware the No. 2 behind Charles, and it looks like that could be the case in the passing game as well. Ware is a much better late-round flier than West.
Jul 23 - 12:20 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Le'Veon Bell's potential four-game suspension is the result of "several" missed drug tests.

Rapoport added the Steelers have known about the potential suspension "for some time." Bell is planning to appeal, but his chances for success seem slim if it is true he missed multiple tests. DeAngelo Williams will be a sure-fire RB1 as long as Bell is sidelined.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 23 - 12:04 PM

The Steelers gave up 1.31 fewer yards per carry with NT Steve McLendon on the field last season.

The difference was the highest among defensive lineman who played at least 300 snaps. Signed by the Jets in March, McLendon will be faced with the tough task replacing Damon Harrison. While he does not have the prototypical size of Snacks, McLendon proved last season he can be a significant force in the middle. Even without Harrison, the Jets' defensive line should remain among the best in the league.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 11:52 AM

Walk-year QB Drew Brees said he and the Saints have not seriously discussed a contract extension since March.

Brees is set to count $30 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. With free agency all but wrapped up, the Saints do not have much incentive to lower his cap charge with an extension, and it does not appear they are terribly concerned about Brees bolting next spring. Brees has said he will not discuss a new deal during the season, giving the two sides around a month and a half to work something out. It would still be surprising if Brees entered the season without a new deal, but it is clearly not out of the question.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 11:33 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said RB Terrance West did a "great job" during the offseason program.

"I would say he's in the best shape of his life," Harbaugh said. "I think he's really done a good job with improving on this spring, and I can't wait to see him in training camp." Harbaugh's comments jibe with what beat reporters observed this spring. West faces an uphill climb to fantasy relevance in a loaded backfield, but it looks like he has the inside track on a roster spot.
Jul 23 - 11:09 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater believes Marcus Williams is locked in as the Jets' nickel corner.

Slater believes Buster Skrine will start opposite Darrelle Revis in base sets with Williams taking over on the outside while Skrine covers the slot in nickel, and he "wouldn't expect" that to change prior to Week 1. First-round bust Dee Milliner should push him in camp, but it sounds like Williams' spot is fairly secure. Williams recorded six interceptions in limited snaps last season.
Jul 23 - 10:20 AM

TitansOnline's Jim Wyatt said he "liked what [he] saw from Kendall Wright this offseason."

Coach Mike Mularkey said he is "expecting a lot" from Wright in May, but there was not much chatter about the fifth-year receiver's performance during the offseason program. With Dorial Green-Beckham seemingly falling out of favor, Wright could establish himself as one of the primary targets in the passing game. Basically undrafted in standard leagues, he could prove something of a value.
Jul 23 - 10:09 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto reports Browns coach Hue Jackson "has drawn up plays" for WR Terrelle Pryor.

Pluto says the plays are designed to get the ball in Pryor's hands and "let him run." With a receiver corps devoid of playmaking ability outside of rookie Corey Coleman, Jackson is making the right call by attempting to use Pryor's game-breaking traits to full effect. Now the former quarterback just needs to show well enough in camp to earn the role. In addition to Pryor, the Browns should be looking to utilize sophomore RB Duke Johnson's talents in the passing game.
Jul 23 - 10:01 AM

Newly-acquired LB Daryl Smith is expected to start on the strong side for the Bucs.

Released by the Ravens in March, Smith signed a one-year, $2.5-million deal to join the Bucs. The veteran's play started to tail off last season, but he should bring experience and leadership to a relatively young linebacking corps. Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David will take up the other two linebacker spots in new-DC Mike Smith's defense.
Jul 23 - 9:35 AM

Broncos ILB Todd Davis is still the favorite for the starting job opposite Brandon Marshall.

Despite the departure of Danny Trevathan in free agency, the Broncos did not add anyone of note at inside linebacker. That opened up a starting role for Davis, a former undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State. Davis has earned nothing but praise so far this offseason, but he will still have to prove himself in camp to hold the job.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 23 - 9:29 AM



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