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Colin Kaepernick QB - SF Kaepernick received clearance from the C...
Kaepernick received clearance from the Colorado doctor that performed his shoulder surgery in November, but the 49ers' medical staff must still clear him for training camp, which kicks off Sunday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Impacts: In a two-month span, Kaepernick underwent procedures on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a ligament tear in his right thumb, as well as a scope on his left knee, but the first surgery was the one that limited his reps in the offseason program. As a result, Blaine Gabbert currently has a leg up in the competition for starting QB, which will begin in earnest this weekend. Considering Kaepernick's noted mobility would be an asset in new head coach Chip Kelly's system, his ability to take the practice field immediately will aid in his quest for the top gig.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE Gordon (suspension) suffered a quad inju...
Gordon (suspension) suffered a quad injury this summer and won't be able to practice for at least a couple weeks, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Impacts: Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Monday, allowing him to participate in training camp as he prepares to start the season with a four-game suspension. The Browns then announced that they will give the star wideout another shot, setting him up for a long-awaited return in Week 5, assuming he avoids any off-field issues in the meantime. However, Monday's plethora of good news was hindered a bit Tuesday, as the 25-year-old wideout has apparently been recovering from a quad injury that was previously unreported. While details weren't provided, initial reports suggest the quad is a major concern, with Gordon expected to miss "at least a couple weeks" at the start of training camp. Even if the injury doesn't threaten his Week 5 availability, it's worrisome that Gordon may miss a good chunk of camp (and possibly the preseason), as he already faces the tough task of returning from a 22-month layoff between NFL games, rejoining a Browns team that looks nothing at all like the version he last played for. Gordon will start camp on the Non-Football Injury list.By Rotowire.com
Jordy Nelson WR - GB Nelson's knee issue is a result of tendi...
Nelson's knee issue is a result of tendinitis from overcompensating during rehab, Ed Werder of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: The injury is not viewed as serious and shouldn't affect Nelson's status for the beginning of the season. Despite early reports, the tendinitis is located in the opposite knee of the torn ACL that Nelson suffered almost a year ago. Look for more updates to come as training camp gets underway.By Rotowire.com
Anquan Boldin WR - DET The Lions and Boldin agreed to a contrac...
The Lions and Boldin agreed to a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impacts: At this stage of his career, the 35-year-old Boldin won't completely make up for the retirement of Calvin Johnson. In reality, the combined efforts of Boldin and fellow offseason pickup Marvin Jones will help plug the dam, with the 13-year veteran the likely candidate to become a quick favorite of Matthew Stafford. Despite posting the second-lowest YPC (11.4) of his career last season, Boldin was working with uninspiring signal callers -- Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick -- so the upgrade to Stafford should boost Boldin's prospects.By Rotowire.com
Jordy Nelson WR - GB Nelson relayed Tuesday that he recently...
Nelson relayed Tuesday that he recently experienced a "hiccup" with his left knee, which isn't the side that endured a torn ACL last preseason, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: When the Packers made the call to place Nelson on the active/PUP list Monday, it was widely assumed that the medical staff was exercising caution with the last stages of the wideout's recovery. However, he told Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the ACL in his right knee is "totally fine." There's no specific timetable for Nelson to make an appearance at practice, but in his mind, his status for Week 1 isn't "in jeopardy."By Rotowire.com
Sammy Watkins WR - BUF Watkins says his surgically repaired foo...
Watkins says his surgically repaired foot is ready for anything, BuffaloBills.com reports. He's doing full workouts with little in the way of limitations, but still says he needs to gain confidence with his speed cuts, especially when cutting left and putting torque on the repaired left foot. "That's something I'm not comfortable with," said the third-year receiver. "I can do any other route except that route. I'm just kind of tense about it. My foot is tense about it."
Impacts: Even though the Bills are one of the most run-oriented teams in the league, the passing game goes through Watkins and there was a stretch last season where he was within earshot of the Antonio Browns of the league. He hasn't proved he can stay healthy enough or avoid periods of inconsistency where he's a cream-of-the-crop fantasy guy, but he's not that far off either. It'll be worth watching to see how quickly the staff incorporates him into training camp practices, but so far, so good in the recovery and we wouldn't knock him down too much from where he stood pre-injury.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE Head of football operations Sashi Brown...
Head of football operations Sashi Brown relayed Monday that the Browns plan to give Gordon a chance to redeem himself with the franchise, now that the NFL has reinstated the wideout on a conditional basis, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impacts: In a statement posted on the team's official site, Brown noted, "with the league's decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp. At that time, we will discuss directly with Josh the direction of our team, our expectations of our players and a plan to support him on and off the field." While the talented 25-year-old wideout has plenty to prove after being away from game action for so long, if he is able to meet the off-field expectations of the Browns, it looks like he'll have an opportunity, as soon as Week 5 of the 2016 season, to contribute to the team's offense in some capacity. How much of an impact he'd be ready to make -- and how quick that might happen after his four-game suspension ends -- remains to be seen, but Gordon's fantasy upside is obviously intriguing, in the event that things continue to move forward for him in a positive direction.By Rotowire.com
Danny Amendola WR - NE Amendola, who underwent an offseason pro...
Amendola, who underwent an offseason procedure on his left knee, as well as his ankle, is slated to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Impacts: Julian Edelman (foot) will also be on the list, though both wideouts can be activated and return to practice at any time during camp. It's a situation to track, though at this stage, the duo appears on track to be available by Week 1, barring any setbacks.By Rotowire.com
Julian Edelman WR - NE Edelman, who underwent surgery on his le...
Edelman, who underwent surgery on his left foot this offseason, is slated to open training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Impacts: The same applies to fellow wideout Danny Amendola (knee), with both players eligible to be activated from the list and return to practice at any time during training camp. Though Edelman's status is clearly worth tracking, there's been positive indicators suggesting that he is on track in his injury recovery, including his recent presence at Fenway Park, where the wideout reportedly moved around well while taking batting practice and fielding groundballs.By Rotowire.com
Jordy Nelson WR - GB The Packers placed Nelson (knee) on the...
The Packers placed Nelson (knee) on the PUP list Monday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: After players reported to Green Bay and those injured underwent initial examinations, Nelson won't be on the field Tuesday for the first practice of training camp. The decision doesn't come as a surprise, as he only recently reached 11 months since sustaining a torn ACL last preseason. Once the Packers deem his right knee ready for increased activity, his activation from the PUP list likely won't be far behind.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE Gordon -- who had been suspended by the...
Gordon -- who had been suspended by the NFL indefinitely since February of 2015 -- has been conditionally reinstated by the league, with the wideout set to serve a four-game suspension to start the upcoming season.
Impacts: Moreover, the report notes that Gordon will be able to take part in the Browns' upcoming training camp. Given that the reinstatement is described as conditional, Gordon must avoid any off-field issues in the meantime, but based on the four-game length of his pending sanction, he would be eligible to return to the team as of Monday, Oct. 3. The Browns take on the Patriots at home in Week 5, the very game that is slated to mark the return to action of New England QB Tom Brady. It remains to be seen what the Browns have in store for Gordon, both in the short-term and come Week 5, but the 25-year-old receiver -- who last played in an NFL game back in December of 2014 -- has the talent to reemerge as a fantasy factor in 2016, while giving the Browns a dangerous pass-catching option at wideout opposite highly-touted rookie Corey Coleman.By Rotowire.com
Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT Bell (knee) said he will win the appeal...
Bell (knee) said he will win the appeal of the potential four-game suspension he faces for missing drug tests and thus won't miss any games as a result of the situation, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Bell's rejection of potential suspension talk came in the form of a comment from his verified Instagram account on a picture posted by someone else. At the moment, Bell is reportedly appealing the suspension, which is why it hasn't been announced. According to the league's collective bargaining agreement, a player can miss up to two drug tests without forfeiting games, but a four-game suspension is triggered upon a third missed test. Earlier this offseason, Bell denied missing or failing any tests, but despite what he says, his situation is still obviously one of huge importance for fantasy owners to monitor going forward.By Rotowire.com
Aldon Smith LB - OAK Smith (suspension) will be investigated...
Smith (suspension) will be investigated by the NFL for a potential violation of protocols required for a player seeking reinstatement from a suspension for violating the substance abuse policy, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Smith is currently serving a one-year suspension as a repeat violator of the league's substance abuse policy, but he could be subject to further discipline after a video recently circulated of an unidentified man, suspected to be him, talking about a hand-rolled cigarette shown on screen. The video is titled "Fire up session" and archived in a Periscope account Smith has used and clearly appeared on over the past two months. No stranger to off-field transgressions, Smith is eligible to apply for reinstatement in September, but the results of the league's investigation could ultimately impact his case and future availability altogether.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - Fitzpatrick has multiple contract offers...
Fitzpatrick has multiple contract offers from the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Fitzpatrick's contract standoff has now carried out over the entire offseason, as he's yet to receive an agreeable proposal from the Jets. According to reports, New York has offered Fitzpatrick a three-year, $24 million deal with $15 million in guarantees, and has also put another offer on the table. In the end, though, and despite the team freeing cap room with Muhammad Wilkerson's recent extension, Fitzpatrick has only received offers below his market value, thus the extended impasse. Fresh off a franchise-record 31 touchdowns, Fitzpatrick's situation will become more urgent once the Jets open training camp Saturday, but at the moment, no progress has been made in contract talks.By Rotowire.com
Drew Brees QB - NO Unless something changes in the next few...
Unless something changes in the next few days, Brees (foot) will not have a new contract in place before the Saints kick off training camp, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Brees, however, has insisted that he will not hold out or skip any practice time, and he fully participated in OTAs and minicamp. Saints veterans report to training camp in West Virginia on Wednesday.
Impacts: Brees is entering the last year of his contract, but the Saints appear content to let him play out the year with a whopping salary-cap figure of $30 million. He's stated that the unofficial deadline to complete an extension is the start of the regular season. Given that Brees continues to be productive -- he led the NFL in passing for the fourth time in five seasons last year with 4,870 yards in just 15 games played -- it would not be surprising to see the Saints and their franchise quarterback strike a deal prior to Sept. 1.By Rotowire.com
Greg Jennings WR - Jennings announced Monday that he will r...
Jennings announced Monday that he will retire from the NFL.
Impacts: The 32-year-old wide receiver out of Western Michigan ends his 10-year career with 571 receptions, 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns to go along with two Pro Bowl selections. Jennings recorded three seasons in a row in Green Bay with at least 1,100 receiving yards and will be remembered as one of the most productive wideouts the franchise has seen. Unfortunately for Jennings, he was never able to return to Pro Bowl-level production after leaving Green Bay for Minnesota in 2013, but at his peak, he was one of the most productive receiving threats in the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Tyler Eifert TE - CIN As training camp approaches next week, t...
As training camp approaches next week, the Cincinnati Enquirer relays via a league source that Eifert's rehab -- as the tight end bounces back from an ankle procedure -- "is on schedule and progressing as planned."
Impacts: While the report infers that Eifert hasn't endured any further setbacks with the injury, which dates back to the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31, a concrete timetable for his return to full action has yet to be outlined. Initial estimates suggested that the Bengals hoped to have Eifert available to start the coming season, but the report acknowledges "there remains the possibility he could miss games should the rehabilitation process take longer than expected." Some degree of added clarity with regard to Eifert's progress should surface as camp rolls along, but at this stage it's too early to get a good read on how much impact the tight end will be ready to make out of the gate in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Ladarius Green TE - PIT Green, who is bouncing back from offseas...
Green, who is bouncing back from offseason ankle surgery, is looking forward to participating in training camp, the Steelers' official site reports.
Impacts: Thanks to the procedure, the tight end -- who agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers in March -- was unable to participate in the team's offseason program as anything but an observer, though the 26-year-old has been working on absorbing Pittsburgh's offensive playbook in the meantime. While it remains to be seen how much Green will able able to do on the field next week when training camp opens, there's nothing to suggest that his Week 1 status is in any danger. In the wake of the retirement of Heath Miller, Green is slated to serve as the Steelers' unquestioned No. 1 tight end, an assignment that should allow Antonio Gates' former understudy (in San Diego) to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Ameer Abdullah RB - DET Abdullah (shoulder) will be ready for th...
Abdullah (shoulder) will be ready for the start of training camp, which kicks off Friday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Impacts: The Lions will place a trio of players on the preseason PUP list -- WR Corey Fuller (foot), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee), and OT Corey Robinson (undisclosed) -- but Abdullah has avoided such an honor. Alas, Abdullah's recovery from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum has followed the intended path, which should afford him every opportunity to solidify himself as the clear-cut No. 1 back. His rookie campaign was a roller-coaster ride, to say the least, yet he still finished with respectable output, namely 4.2 yards per carry and 25 receptions on 38 targets in 16 games.By Rotowire.com
Corey Fuller WR - DET Fuller has been placed on the physically...
Fuller has been placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of Lions training camp.
Impacts: Fuller had offseason foot surgery in June, and a timetable has not yet been released for his return. That being said, it's now clear he won't be able to practice at the start of training camp. When healthy, he's a likely candidate for the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver slot behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Whether or not Fuller returns to practice during training camp remains to be seen, but Andre Roberts and Jeremy Kerley will see extra reps as long as he's sidelined.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Pettigrew TE - DET Pettigrew has been placed on the physica...
Pettigrew has been placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of Detroit's training camp.
Impacts: Pettigrew has been recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in December of last season. Though he's made steady progress, he isn't ready to practice quite yet and will instead participate in off-field activities. He'll be looking to return as soon as possible in order to compete with Eric Ebron (undisclosed), who will handle first-team reps while Pettigrew is sidelined.By Rotowire.com
DeAngelo Williams RB - PIT With Le'Veon Bell potentially facing a...
With Le'Veon Bell potentially facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 campaign, Williams could head the Steelers' backfield early on this season.
Impacts: Previous question marks surrounding Bell had revolved around the health of his surgically repaired knee, but now the more pressing issue appears to be his potential four-game suspension. With that in mind, Williams' fantasy value gets at least a temporary boost, especially considering how capably the 33-year-old filled in last season for Bell, who missed 10 contests due to injuries, as well as a suspension.By Rotowire.com
Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT Bell (knee) could be given a four-game s...
Bell (knee) could be given a four-game suspension by the NFL for missing a recent drug test, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.
Impacts: The report clarifies that Bell did not fail a test, but simply did not show up for one recently, and the reason a suspension hasn't been announced is because he is appealing the punishment. Bell was suspended for the first three games of last season, which was then reduced to two, for a violation of the league's drug policy, and if he is forced to sit out again, DeAngelo Williams will likely start in his place.By Rotowire.com
J.J. Watt DE - HOU Watt (groin) underwent back surgery Wedn...
Watt (groin) underwent back surgery Wednesday and will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Watt dealt with a herniated disk in his back for some time last season among other injuries. The operation may have been executed because of that disk, but conclusive reasoning for the surgery is not yet known. The Texans expect Watt to be ready for the season opener Sept. 11 against the Bears in Houston based on the fact that he has never missed an NFL game in his career regardless of injury. The 6-foot-5 Wisconsin product won Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015-16, racking up 76 combined tackles and a league-leading 17.5 sacks.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - MIA The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agree...
The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agreed to a contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impacts: After getting a baseline on Foster's recovery from a torn Achilles in late March, the Dolphins' medical staff must have been impressed enough with his recovery on his second go-around Monday to give the front office the thumb's up. Considering his age (30 next month) and the fact he's nine months removed from the devastating injury, he'll more than likely ease into training camp. However, his competition includes two unproven products -- second-year back Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake (hamstring) -- which provides a path to relevance for Foster. On the other hand, the final stages of Foster's rehab will ultimately dictate when he'll be able to make an impact.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - Foster (Achilles) will work out for the...
Foster (Achilles) will work out for the Dolphins on Monday and then for the Lions later in the week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Foster previously visited with the Dolphins in late March, at which point he was only five months removed from suffering a torn right Achilles. He expects to be available for the start of training camp, but there's no guarantee he'll look anything like his peak self. Miami is an ideal landing spot, as Foster would join a backfield that's currently counting on second-year pro Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake. Other possible fits include Detroit, Washington and New England.By Rotowire.com
Karlos Williams RB - BUF Williams has been suspended without pay...
Williams has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Williams' suspension comes just one day after fellow Bills running back Jonathan Williams was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Additionally, Williams' poor conditioning was called out by coach Rex Ryan last month, so his suspension only compounds an unimpressive first NFL offseason. After posting 5.6 yards per carry and scoring nine touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie, Williams now won't be eligible to play until Week 5 against the Rams. Until then, Mike Gillislee and, pending discipline, the aforementioned Williams will have added opportunities to earn valuable touches behind starter LeSean McCoy (ankle).By Rotowire.com
Von Miller LB - DEN Miller has agreed to a six-year, $114.5...
Miller has agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million contract extension with the Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees, 9News Denver reports.
Impacts: Miller's extension makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, and his guaranteed money is the second-most ever shelled out to any player. After earning Super Bowl MVP honors while leading the Broncos to their third championship, Miller was rightfully Denver's biggest offseason priority. Although negotiations came down to the wire of Friday's deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal, the 27-year-old Miller is now secured for the foreseeable future, ensuring the Broncos' defense remains one of the league's elite heading into the 2016 campaign.By Rotowire.com
Tom Brady QB - NE Brady announced Friday he is no longer p...
Brady announced Friday he is no longer proceeding with the legal process regarding his involvement in "Deflategate," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Brady's request for a second hearing was denied by the Second U.S. District Court of Appeals on Wednesday, leaving the star quarterback with little optimism that his four-game suspension would ever be overturned. Without appealing to the Supreme Court, Brady will be sidelined while Jimmy Garoppolo leads the Patriots' offense for the beginning of the season. Expect Brady to be back on the field when New England takes on the Browns in a Week 5 matchup.By Rotowire.com
LeSean McCoy RB - BUF According to a league spokesman, the NFL...
According to a league spokesman, the NFL will not take action against McCoy (ankle) for his alleged involvement in a Philadelphia nightclub fight in February, Bills writer Vic Carucci reports.
Impacts: This was expected, as no one could prove McCoy was directly involved in the injuries off-duty police officers sustained in the fight. McCoy could still face sanctions from the Bills if they decide to punish him for the incident, but he's now in the clear, both legally and with the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Garoppolo QB - NE Due to Tom Brady's four-game suspension...
Due to Tom Brady's four-game suspension being enforced by the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals, Garoppolo will likely start the Patriots' first four regular season games.
Impacts: Garoppolo will become the team's starter, while 2016 third-round pick Jacoby Brissett will presumably serve as his backup while Brady is out. The third-year pro will gain some valuable NFL starting experience through Brady's absence, and the playing time will give him a certain degree of fantasy value in the first quarter of the campaign. Furthermore, if Garoppolo is able to thrive in the role, his future trade value figures to be enhanced as well.By Rotowire.com
Tom Brady QB - NE The Second U.S. District Court of Appeal...
The Second U.S. District Court of Appeals denied Brady's request for a second hearing on Wednesday, Daniel Kaplan of the SportsBusiness Journal reports.
Impacts: Brady will now be forced to serve the four-game suspension he was handed following the Deflategate scandal at the beginning of the 2016 season, unless he decides to appeal to the Supreme Court. Without Brady at the helm, it's expected that backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will start the first four games of the season. Brady will be able to return Week 5 against the Browns.By Rotowire.com
Johnny Manziel QB - The NFL has suspended Manziel four games...
The NFL has suspended Manziel four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Manziel, who was released by the Browns back in March, remains a free agent, with off-field concerns continuing to cloud his NFL future. In any case, the QB won't be eligible to suit up in the NFL to start the 2016 season and at this stage it remains to be seen if/when he'll be afforded an opportunity to do so.By Rotowire.com
Andrew Luck QB - IND Luck has signed a deal with the Colts t...
Luck has signed a deal with the Colts to remain with the team through the 2021 season. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the pact is worth $140 million, with $87 million guaranteed.
Impacts: Luck's new deal thus solidifies the Colts' QB situation for the foreseeable future. After throwing an NFL-leading 40 TD passes in 2014, Luck missed nine games last season with various injuries, but now that he's healthy again, he's a prime bounce-back candidate this year. With the team's nucleus of pass-catchers (WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, along with TE Dwayne Allen) all 26 years old or younger, Luck and the Indy offense as a whole should benefit from the upside and continuity the aforementioned quartet brings to the table.By Rotowire.com
Doug Baldwin WR - SEA The Seahawks and Baldwin agreed to a fou...
The Seahawks and Baldwin agreed to a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impacts: Baldwin's calm demeanor throughout the process was noteworthy, and he'll now be paid handsomely to the tune of at least $11 million per season. The extension comes on the heels of a breakout in which he churned out 78 catches (on 103 targets) for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, the majority of that production (47-724-12) was accumulated in the final eight games, as coordinator Darrell Bevell opened up the offense in the wake of a sieve-like O-line and injuries to Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham (knee). Baldwin will be hard-pressed to replicate those numbers moving forward due to a lack of big plays (just three receptions of 40-plus yards) and 17 red-zone targets to his name in 2015. The rapport between Baldwin and Russell Wilson can't be denied, though, so another fruitful campaign isn't out of the question.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL McFadden underwent surgery on a fracture...
McFadden underwent surgery on a fractured elbow Tuesday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: McFadden participated in OTAs while dealing with elbow pain all last week, but an X-ray revealed that the issue is actually a fracture, which means he won't participate in this week's minicamp. Given that the injury required surgery, it's quite possible McFadden's absence will extend into training camp, though he is expected to return at some point before camp ends, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. This could help Ezekiel Elliott's bid to secure the lead role, and it might also assist Alfred Morris' effort to land a key backup job. McFadden has been mentioned as a possible trade candidate, but his likely absence for part of training camp could make it tougher to find a partner if the Cowboys are indeed interested in trading him.By Rotowire.com
Breshad Perriman WR - BAL Perriman is slated for surgery Tuesday o...
Perriman is slated for surgery Tuesday on the partially torn ACL in his left knee, after which a prognosis should emerge, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.
Impacts: The procedure will be performed by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who is expected to provide a more concise timetable for Perriman's recovery after repairing the tear. Although the surgery will be "minimally invasive," the potential exists for a full reconstruction of Perriman's ACL, which would clearly rule him out for the upcoming campaign. On the other side of the coin, he may merely receive a stem cell injection in the hope that the ailment is self-healing. A wide range of return dates remain on the table, but the Ravens should know in short order whether the injury-plagued wideout can take the field in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Breshad Perriman WR - BAL Perriman appears to have suffered a part...
Perriman appears to have suffered a partially torn ACL in his left knee, but will get a second opinion Monday before undergoing surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: The bad news keeps coming for Perriman, who missed his entire rookie season due to a PCL injury in his right knee. Perriman will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday to find out whether or not he'll need season-ending surgery, but it's not looking good at this point in time. We should see his status updated again after his meeting with Dr. Andrews, so look for further updates come Monday.By Rotowire.com
Keenan Allen WR - SD Allen agreed to a four-year contract ext...
Allen agreed to a four-year contract extension, worth more than $11 million per season, with the Chargers on Friday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impacts: Allen was on his way to a career year in 2015 before his season was cut short by a lacerated kidney, but the setback did not stop the Chargers from inking him to a contract that will run through 2020. Allen does not figure to be limited by his injury when the regular season begins, which is good news for both those that end up with him on their fantasy squad and quarterback Philip Rivers: Allen's average of 11.1 targets per game last year was the best on the team.By Rotowire.com
Dan Herron RB - BUF Herron signed with the Bills on Thursday...
Herron signed with the Bills on Thursday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Impacts: Herron will join a crowded backfield in Buffalo, as the team currently has six running backs on the roster in a group that is led by LeSean McCoy. A product of Ohio State, Herron is no stranger to the franchise, as the 27-year-old played in four games for the Bills in 2015, carrying the ball 11 times for 37 yards. After getting released in November, Herron finished up the year with the Colts, averaging 3.0 YPC over six games to finish the year. He'll now return to Buffalo to compete for a roster spot as backfield depth.By Rotowire.com