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1.Paper predicts 60 catches for Kerryon Jo... (Rotoworld) The Detroit Free Press predicts Kerryon Johnson will catch at least 60 passes in 2019.2 days
2.Wentz 'on point' with DeSean Jackson (Rotoworld) NJ.com reports Carson Wentz's chemistry with DeSean Jackson has been "on point." Analysis: Jackson apparently "spent the entire offseason in Philadelphia working with Wentz." Still one of the league's fastest players and premier deep threats, Jackson is going to add an element to the Eagles' offense that it sorely missed following Mike Wallace's 2018 injury.2 days
3.Vikings challenging Kirk Cousins in prac... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are "challenging Kirk Cousins in practice with a lot of looks defenses showed last year." Analysis: It would seem to be unideal that this is the second-year theme for a quarterback who received a fully guaranteed, $84 million deal, but so was the nature of Cousins' 2018. Offensive line woes played a huge part, of course. With the Vikings transitioning to a more run-heavy attack, Cousins is set up as a QB2 for 2019 despite his elite weapons.2 days
4.Report: Texans 'digging in' on hiring Ca... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are "digging in" on their pursuit of Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. Analysis: As Profootballtalk first reported, Rapoport believes the staredown could eventually end with the Texans surrendering draft pick compensation. The controversy centers on ex-Patriots official Jack Easterby, who now works for the Texans. Ex-Texans GM Brian Gaine was fired after Easterby attended the Patriots' ring ceremony last Thursday. The obvious implication is, he discussed the potential opening with Caserio. We have a long way to go here.2 days
5.Mike Edwards officially signs rookie dea... (Rotoworld) Bucs signed third-round S Mike Edwards to a four-year contract. Analysis: Edwards (5’10/205) made 44 starts for Kentucky, tallying 10 career picks and earning second-team All-SEC as a senior. PFF College charted Edwards with 33 defensive stops in 2018, which led all SEC safeties. Edwards registered a 4.5-flat forty and 37-inch vertical at UK’s Pro Day, showing ample athleticism in the pre-draft phase. Edwards’ tape reveals a versatile cover man with plus ball skills and experience at both deep safety and slot corner. 2 days
6.Rodney McLeod: Expects full participation in training camp (RotoWire) McLeod (knee) expects to be full-go for the start of training camp next month, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Analysis: McLeod participated in individual drills during this week's minicamp and appears very close to reaching a full recovery from last September's severe knee injury. When healthy, the soon-to-be 29-year-old is slated to serve as a key member of the Eagles secondary.2 days
7.Bears 'feel good' about Trey Burton's he... (Rotoworld) Bears coach Matt Nagy "feels good" about Trey Burton (sports-hernia operation) being ready for the start of training camp. Analysis: Burton missed the end of the Bears' offseason program after going under the knife, but a normal recovery would indeed have him ready to rock for camp. Although he was a fantasy disappointment in 2018, Burton still finished as a TE1. He is similarly positioned to do so again this season.2 days
8.Reid won't comment on Tyreek Hill situat... (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid declined comment on the Tyreek Hill situation. Analysis: "Last time I opened my mouth I stuck my foot in it," Reid said. That's accurate, but it's also not a valid excuse. Hill is reportedly in the legal clear and is fully expected to rejoin the team before training camp. As we have learned in recent years, it is still quite possible he ends up facing league discipline, but it no longer appears that his Chiefs roster spot is in danger.2 days
9.Marqise Lee won't be ready for start of training camp (FantasyPros) Marqise Lee won't be ready for the start of Jaguars' training camp, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Analysis: Lee continues to recover from the knee injury he suffered during the 2018 preseason. This isn't a setback, as this was the expectation since the early offseason. Still, it would be good to see Lee on the field sooner or later during training camp as he has an opportunity to lead the team at wide receiver given the lackluster results in his absence in 2018.2 days
10.Noah Brown: Not participating in minicamp (RotoWire) Head coach Jason Garrett said Brown hasn't participated in this week's minicamp due to a recent knee scope, but the receiver is expected to be ready for training camp, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Analysis: Teammate Kavon Frazier reportedly underwent a similar procedure a couple of weeks ago and has already resumed running, so this situation doesn't not seem too serious for Brown. At 23 years old and already entering his third season in the league, the Ohio State product is a top candidate to compete for slotting on the depth chart under Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb.2 days
11.DeMarcus Lawrence: Likely headed for PUP list (RotoWire) Lawrence (shoulder) will likely open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Analysis: Lawrence said in April that the shoulder surgery he underwent that month was said to have a recovery timeline of 4-to-6 months. The defensive end has also stated confidence in returning before Week 1, which would obviously require getting back by the earliest part of that timeline. However, it doesn't seem he'll be getting much practice during training camp regardless, though Lawrence could theoretically stay in shape since he's not dealing with a lower-body injury.2 days
12.Robby Anderson: Nursing undisclosed injury (RotoWire) Anderson (undisclosed) is not practicing Thursday due to an apparent injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: It sounds like Anderson has actually been limited since Tuesday and, overall, hasn't gotten many reps in team drills during this week's minicamp. The Jets haven't provided a reason for his limitations, but the fact Anderson is present at practice bodes well for his long-term health. We won't be worried about him unless his injury drags into training camp.2 days
13.Leonard Fournette to be heavily involved in pass game (FantasyPros) Leonard Fournette will be a "big part of the pass game" in 2019, according to reports. Analysis: According to the report from ESPN's Michael DiRocco, Leonard Fournette will see a lot of work in the passing game in 2019. New Jaguars QB Nick Foles expressed how much he likes throwing to his backs. Fournette has caught just 58 passes in 21 career games, and his bump in usage in the passing game adds to his fantasy value in 2019, especially in PPR-scoring formats.2 days
14.James Conner expects backfield touches to be spread 'pretty evenly' (FantasyPros) Talking to reporters about his role in 2019, Steelers RB James Conner said that he expects backfield touches to be "spread out pretty evenly." Analysis: The Steelers have alluded to this, and given Conner's struggles late in 2018 and the presence of rookie Benny Snell as well as the returning Jaylen Samuels it wouldn't be surprising to see a more even split in 2019. That would negatively impact the value of all of the runners in the Steelers' backfield, especially on a team that has been one of the few bell-cow offenses in the league. Conner's stock could be negatively impacted the most as he's currently sitting at the RB8 in our expert con... (More)2 days
15.David Montgomery showing solid route-running skills (FantasyPros) Bears coach Matt Nagy praised the route-running skills of rookie RB David Montgomery. "We always knew he had great hands. You don't know how great of a route runner a college back is, but he's a really good route runner. . . . This kid can't wait. [Neither can] Mike Davis and these other backs. They want to put the pads on." Analysis: The Bears moved up in the third round to draft Montgomery, and there are signs that he could move into the role vacated by Jordan Howard. And then if Montgomery takes on more passing-game work as well he could really carry RB1 upside. This wouldn't be great news for Tarik Cohen, either. At Montomgery's cur... (More)2 days
16.Marqise Lee not expected to be ready for... (Rotoworld) Jaguars coach Doug Marrone does not expect Marqise Lee (knee) to be ready for the start of camp. Analysis: This matches what WRs coach Keenan McCardell said earlier this month. Marrone does expect Lee to return at some point in camp, but it is possible if not likely he heads into the season at less than 100 percent. If healthy, Lee would be the favorite for the No. 1 job, but that might end up falling to Dede Westbrook.2 days
17.Jack Doyle running routes at full speed (FantasyPros) Jack Doyle was seen at minicamp running routes at full speed. He underwent hip surgery this offseason. Analysis: Doyle has struggled to remain healthy over his career, and this opened the door for Eric Ebron to take over the reins as the team's leading TE in 2018. Still, the Colts have shown that they can maintain two fantasy-relevant TEs in the past, and a healthy Doyle could become a TE1 this season. He's currently the TE15 based on our expert consensus rankings.2 days
18.Cam Robinson (knee) won't be ready for c... (Rotoworld) Jaguars LT Cam Robinson (knee) will not be ready for camp. Analysis: It is a bit of a surprise considering how far removed Robinson is from the injury -- he tore his ACL Week 2 of last season. Coach Doug Marrone does expect to get the left tackle back at some point in camp, however. At this point, Robinson's Week 1 status does not appear to be in danger.2 days
19.Jaylen Samuels: Ready for more snaps (RotoWire) Backfield mate James Conner expects Samuels to "make a lot of plays" this season, Jonathan Bombulie of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Conner made his comment during a larger conversation about the Steelers potentially dividing snaps between multiple running backs. The third-year pro essentially served as a three-down workhorse in 11 of his 13 games last season, with his snap share falling below 72 percent just twice. One of those instances came in Week 17 when the Steelers used Samuels and Conner in an even timeshare during the latter's first game back from a knee injury. While the injury probably had something to do with that p... (More)2 days
20.James Conner: Expecting shared workload (RotoWire) Conner expects the Steelers to spread out backfield work this season, Jonathan Bombulie of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I think it'll be spread out pretty evenly," Conner said. "I've seen [Benny Snell's] college tape. He's also learned the offense really quick. I know he'll be ready to play this year. Jaylen [Samuels], obviously, is going to make a lot of plays, too." Analysis: Conner's snap share topped 72 percent in 11 of his 13 games last season, including seven weeks at 84 percent or higher. It was a different story in Week 17 after he returned from a knee injury, with Samuels getting most of the playing time on passing downs. Conn... (More)2 days
21.Cowboys WR Noah Brown undergoes knee sco... (Rotoworld) Cowboys WR Noah Brown underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week. Analysis: It sounds like a minor procedure, and Brown is expected to be ready for training camp. Brown will compete with a host of receivers for a roster spot behind Amari Cooper, Micahel Gallup, Randall Cobb, and Allen Hurns.2 days
22.Harbaugh hopes Marquise Brown ready for ... (Rotoworld) Ravens coach John Harbaugh is hopeful first-round WR Marquise Brown (Lisfranc) will be ready for camp. Analysis: Brown was cleared for individual drills this week, but he still has a way to go in his recovery. According to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec, Brown has yet to begin running full speed. The good news for Brown is the Ravens do not have many other quality options at receiver. Assuming he is able to get healthy, he should open the season as a starter.2 days
23.Marquez Valdes-Scantling: Lining up with starters (RotoWire) Valdes-Scantling is working as the No. 2 wide receiver at mandatory minicamp, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports. Analysis: The second-year pro has been lining up outside, and it sounds like he's been staying on the field for two-receiver formations. Meanwhile, Geronimo Allison has been handling the slot in three-wide sets, despite taking just 22.4 percent of his snaps inside last season. This is a positive development for Valdes-Scantling, who recently received praise from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Matt LaFleur. Of course, the Packers are still early in the process of figuring out how they want to use their wide receivers behind No. 1 tar... (More)2 days
24.Geronimo Allison: Playing slot (RotoWire) Allison appears headed for a slot role, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports. Analysis: Marquez Valdes-Scantling is working as the No. 2 outside receiver on the starting offense at mandatory minicamp, while Allison is playing the slot in three-wide formations. Coach Matt LaFleur hinted at using Allison inside earlier this offseason, though the 25-year-old played 77.6 percent of his snaps outside in five games last year. It won't be ideal for Allison's fantasy value if he comes off the field when the Packers use multiple tight ends, but a role as the No. 3 wide receiver still would put him on the field for the bulk of the team's passing plays.2 days
25.Jack Doyle (hip) running routes at full ... (Rotoworld) The Indy Star's Zak Keefer reports Jack Doyle (hip) was running routes at full speed after practice Thursday. Analysis: Doyle did not participate in the offseason program as he recovered from hip surgery and a kidney injury, but it looks like he is fully on track for training camp. Doyle will likely struggle to return consistent fantasy value, but he will put a dent in Eric Ebron's usage if he is able to stay on the field.2 days
26.Kenny Moore: Inks four-year extension (RotoWire) Moore agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Colts on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The exact terms of the deal aren't clear, but Rapoport states that Moore is now the league's highest-paid slot cornerback. While it's been a meteoric rise for the Valdosta State product who went undrafted just two years ago, this could be a solid investment for a Colts team that saw Moore finish top 10 in the league in both snaps per reception and yards per coverage snap out of the slot in 2018.2 days
27.Jacob Hollister: Captures OC's attention (RotoWire) Hollister is making a good impression on offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports. "Terrific acquisition, he has had a great camp," Schottenheimer said. "The speed element is awesome, really good route runner. A lot like Tyler [Lockett] in terms of the instincts, just the ability to get open." Analysis: The Lockett comparison is a bit much, but Schottenheimer at least is making his point that Hollister brings a different element to the Seattle tight end room, as none of the other healthy players is a natural pass catcher. The team does hope to have Will Dissly (knee) back for Week 1, and blocking may be more ... (More)2 days
28.Trent Williams looks to be undergoing su... (Rotoworld) Redskins LT Trent Williams posted an Instagram story which appears to show him getting ready for an operation. Analysis: Williams had a non-cancerous tumor removed earlier this year, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports this is just a minor clean-up procedure. Unhappy with both his contract and how team doctors handled his medical situation, Williams is holding out from the offseason program and has demanded a trade. Losing Williams would be a massive blow to Washington's thin tackle group.2 days
29.Nagy praises David Montgomery's route ru... (Rotoworld) Bears coach Matt Nagy praised third-round RB David Montgomery's route running. Analysis: The Bears sent Jordan Howard packing and spent a Day 2 pick on Montgomery because they wanted their lead back to be better in the passing game. It does not sound like Montgomery has disappointed in that regard. "We always knew he had great hands," Nagy said. "You don’t know how great of a route runner a college back is, but he’s a really good route runner." Mike Davis will have something to say about it, but Montgomery looks like the favorite for Chicago's lead job.2 days
30.Michael Roberts: Traded to Patriots (RotoWire) The Lions are trading Roberts to the Patriots for a future late-round draft pick, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports. Analysis: Roberts caught 16 touchdown passes his senior year at Toledo and then was selected by Detroit in the fourth round of the 2017 draft. He has played 379 offensive snaps in 23 NFL games, catching 13 of 27 targets for 146 yards and three touchdowns. After finishing last season on injured reserve with a shoulder issue, the 25-year-old tight end found himself on the roster bubble once the Lions signed Jesse James and drafted T.J. Hockenson. Roberts will have a better shot to stick on the 53-man roster in New England, wh... (More)2 days
31.Nick Bosa expects to be ready for camp (Rotoworld) No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa (hamstring) expects to be ready for training camp. Analysis: Bosa missed a large chunk of the offseason program because of a Grade 1 hamstring pull. "I think I’m going to be just fine," Bosa said. "I’m going to get this hammy perfectly right and I think there will be plenty of time to play football and get the reps that I need." Assuming he is healthy, Bosa is expected to start opposite Dee Ford for the 49ers' revamped pass rush.2 days
32.Titans second-round WR A.J. Brown signs ... (Rotoworld) Titans signed second-round WR A.J. Brown to a four-year contract.2 days
33.Travis Kelce should be ready for training camp (FantasyPros) Travis Kelce plans to be fully ready for training camp. Analysis: In a recent interview, Kelce said that he "plans to be 100 percent" when Chiefs camp opens at the end of July. He's sitting out now due to offseason ankle surgery and isn't taking any chances on his health. Kelce will be needed greatly this season, especially if Tyreek Hill is suspended for any length of time.2 days
34.D.K. Metcalf praised by Russell Wilson (FantasyPros) Rookie WR D.K. Metcalf has drawn high praise from QB Russell Wilson. Analysis: When asked about D.K. Metcalf on Wednesday morning, Wilson said the receiver is "looking really really special," adding, "he can do anything and everything and he's tremendous." That's promising news for Metcalf, who should get plenty of opportunities immediately, with Tyler Lockett his only real competition for targets.2 days
35.Colts sign CB Kenny Moore to 4-year exte... (Rotoworld) Colts signed CB Kenny Moore to a four-year extension through 2023. Analysis: According to Ian Rapoport, the deal makes Moore the highest-paid slot corner in the league. A former undrafted free agent, Moore was scheduled to be a restricted free agent following this season, meaning the Colts could have had him under cheap team control for the next two years. The fact they instead gave him a big extension says a lot of how they view him. Pierre Desir, Quincy Wilson, and second rounder Rock Ya-Sin will compete for the other two starting spots in Indy's secondary.2 days
36.Marquez Valdes-Scantling likely No. 2 receiver (FantasyPros) Marquez Valdes-Scantling is likely to start opposite Davante Adams, according to a report from ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Analysis: According to the report, Valdes-Scantling has impressed in training camp and looks poised to be the Packers' No. 2, opposite Davante Adams. The former has received praise from Adams, who said, "I think this offense is really catered for a guy like him." Valdes-Scantling was impressive in limited action last season as a rookie, catching 38 balls for 581 yards and two scores, and notching a pair of 100-yard games. His role as the No. 2 comes at the expense of Geronimo Allison (who is likely to play primarily in the slo... (More)2 days
37.Conner expects Steelers to spread out to... (Rotoworld) James Conner expects the Steelers to "spread out" backfield touches "pretty evenly." Analysis: Conner was used as a workhorse when healthy last season, but the emergence of Jaylen Samuels while Conner was injured could lead to more of a timeshare moving forward. Pittsburgh could also look to use the two backs in tandem, which they reportedly experimented with during the offseason program. Conner is still the favorite for carries, but he will likely lose at least some passing-down snaps to Samuels.2 days
38.Wilson: DK Metcalf looking really specia... (Rotoworld) Russell Wilson said second-round WR DK Metcalf is "looking really, really special." Analysis: "He can do anything and everything and he’s tremendous," Wilson continued. Much has been made of Metcalf's questionable change of direction skills and route running, but his ability to threaten defenses down the field should translate quickly, making him a great fit with Wilson. With Doug Baldwin retired, Metcalf will have a chance to contribute immediately.2 days
39.Kelce expects to be 100 percent by camp (Rotoworld) Travis Kelce (ankle) expects to be 100 percent by training camp. Analysis: Kelce did not participate during the offseason program after undergoing ankle surgery following the season. "I want to get out there and mesh with everyone and teach, have fun and get better," Kelce told Arrowhead Pride. "But right now, just getting healthy is the main thing, and I think we’re there. I think by the time training camp comes around, I’ll be 100 percent." Kelce is the cream of the crop at tight end and worth a look at the end of the first round.2 days
40.Valdes-Scantling 'probably is the No. 2'... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports Marquez Valdes-Scantling "probably is the No. 2 receiver" in Green Bay. Analysis: According to Demovsky, Valdes-Scantling has worked ahead of Geronimo Allison in two-wide sets. This report comes on the heels of Aaron Rodgers saying the sophomore "had a fantastic spring," and Davante Adams said the new scheme "is really catered for a guy like [Valdes-Scantling]." All of this love should cause his draft cost to rise, but Valdes-Scantling currently looks like an amazing value in the later rounds.2 days
41.Patriots acquire TE Michael Roberts from... (Rotoworld) Patriots acquired TE Michael Roberts from the Lions in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick. Analysis: The pick is reportedly conditional. A fourth-round pick in 2017, Roberts caught just 13 passes in two years with Detroit and ended last season on injured reserve with a shoulder issue. He did score 16 touchdowns his final year in college, however, and offers good size and reliable hands. He could push Matt LaCosse for snaps during Ben Watson's suspension.2 days
42.Patriots, Texans may strike deal for Cas... (Rotoworld) A source told ProFootballTalk the Texans and Patriots could strike a deal for Nick Caserio. Analysis: The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans, who are trying to hire Caserio as their new general manager. A trade would be a cleaner outcome for both sides, but it is not clear Houston is willing to give up draft compensation to hire a general manager. Caserio has been the Patriots' director of player personnel since 2008.2 days
43.Dynasty | Marquise Brown cleared for individual drills (Dynasty League Football) Ravens rookie wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown participated in his first drills on Wednesday. Analysis: While Brown won't participate fully until training camp, this is a positive sign in his recovery from foot surgery. As the first wideout selected in the NFL draft, Brown will carry a lot of expectations into his rookie campaign. DLF's community rookie rankings poll shows the dynasty community has Brown pegged as the 12th pick in the first round, which is an incredible value for a rookie with the best NFL Draft capital at his position.While undersized, Brown was still an electric playmaker ... (More)3 days
44.Dynasty | Dawson Knox continues to shine (Dynasty League Football) In his "7 observations" article highlighting Buffalo Bills training camp, Joe Buscaglia says rookie tight end Dawson Knox continues to "make plays" Analysis: Knox has been developing a "little rapport" with sophomore slinger Josh Allen and has been targeted often in camp. This all said, it's still only spring and rookie tight ends have recently encountered long odds for being effective early in their careers. Buscaglia goes on to say Knox also has been credited with drops and a fumble so the report isn't quite as shi... (More)3 days
45.Dynasty | Marlon Mack is the guy in Indy (Dynasty League Football) Colts head coach Frank Reich called Marlon Mack "the main guy" in Indy's backfield. Analysis: This only confirms what we already believed after Indy opted against drafting a running back and added only Spencer Ware during free agency. Reich did add that he views Nyheim Hines as the "main third down" guy, but he thinks that rookie receiver Parris Campbell could impact Hines' slot role.Mack ran for 908 yards and nine touchdowns on 195 attempts and added 17 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown in the passing game. Mack's... (More)3 days
46.Dynasty | Jordan Wilkins battling (Dynasty League Football) Colts' sophomore running back Jordan Wilkins is battling Jonathan Wlliams and Spencer Ware for a roster spot. Analysis: Wilkins, a fifth round selection in 2018, was a fantasy darling early into training camp but all that glittered wasn't gold as the season came and went. Wilkins finished with a respectable 336 yards on 60 carries (5.6 ypc.) and also chimed in with 16 receptions on 17 targets, showing he possesses some three-down ability. But as the linked story reminds us, 2017 rookie runner, Marlon Mack, is the clear starter in the backfield and... (More)3 days
47.Dynasty | Todd Gurley expected to participate (Dynasty League Football) Head coach Sean McVay Exclaimed "absolutely" when asked if Todd Gurley would participate in training camp. Analysis: That might be the only 'absolute' statement applied to Todd Gurley this off-season and it's a good sign. What isn't known is, well, anything else. As pointed out in the linked article, the question isn't whether or not Gurley was injured late in the seasin but what, instead, the exact nature and severity of whatever the injury was. In a low sc... (More)3 days
48.Dynasty | Christian Kirk earning praise (Dynasty League Football) Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury named Christian Kirk as a player who has quickly learned the new offense. Analysis: This news should not be surprising as Kirk played under a similar style offense under Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M. Sumlin and Kingsbury and Sumlin have some of the same influencers and Kingsbury served as Sumlin's offensive coordinator in 2012, the year Johnny Manziel won the Heisman.Kirk had a decent rookie season, posting 43 catches, 590 yards and three touchdowns in just 12 games. A foot injury ended his rookie campaign early, but all... (More)3 days
49.Dynasty | Sony Michel knee scoped (Dynasty League Football) According to a source, Sony Michel had his knee scoped, explaining his absence for the last weeks of training camp. Analysis: Michel has been sidelined since May. The news could have been worse and there doesn't seem to be much concern regarding the procedure or Michel's health. Before the 2018 NFL Draft, Michel was reported to be off the boards of multiple teams due to a bone-on-bone condition, though reports varied as to the validity of the diagnosis. In the end, the Patriots selected Michel with the 31st selection in the first round. Though ... (More)3 days
50.Mose Frazier: Waived by Carolina (RotoWire) Frazier (arm) was waived from injured reserve by the Panthers with an injury settlement Wednesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Analysis: Frazier's injury stemmed from a broken arm he suffered during OTAs this offseason, and was consequently let go. He has suited up for one game in each of the previous two years for the Panthers. After undergoing a surgical repair Frazier's timetable for a return is unknown.3 days
51.LeSean McCoy: Comfortable he's still the starter (RotoWire) McCoy, coming off a career-low 514 rushing yards in 2018, expects to continue as the Bills' starting running back, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports. "In this league, in general, it's always competition," "I mean, I'm a dominant player. I think that speaks for itself. But I'll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season," McCoy said Wednesday. Analysis: McCoy didn't look nearly as shifty as he did in his his first three seasons with the Bills, two of which were campaigns well over 1,000 rushing yards. It wasn't all his fault, as teams were loading the box with the B... (More)3 days
52.Byron Jones: PUP list likely (RotoWire) Jones (hip) is likely to start on the physically unable to perform list when training camp opens, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Jones underwent offseason hip surgery March 29, and was originally expected to be ready for training camp. This news seems to contradict that claim, and the cornerback hasn't done any full running during his workouts yet. Expect the team to give a definitive word on his availability for training camp as it nears. The 26-year-old is coming off a solid 2018 campaign, during which he racked up 67 tackles (56 solo) and 14 pass breakups in 16 games.3 days
53.Josh Ferguson: Impressing coaching staff (RotoWire) Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Ferguson is the top candidate for the team's third running back, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: With Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman sitting ahead of him on the depth chart, Ferguson seems to have a stranglehold on the third-down back role to this point. The 25-year-old running back has 16 carries for 25 yards and 23 receptions for 152 yards during his short career, though he failed to spend any time on an NFL roster this past season. Ferguson is expected to battle the likes of Buddy Howell (hamstring) and Taiwan Jones among others for the third-string running back spot.3 days
54.Brandon Zylstra: Injured in minicamp (RotoWire) Zylstra (undisclosed) appeared to tweak something during Tuesday's session and didn't practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: It's unclear what Zylstra actually tweaked Tuesday, but it's apparently serious enough to hold him out of practice. The 26-year-old only caught one pass for 23 yards last season in 16 games. A healthy Zylstra will battle for a spot in three-wideout sets in training camp with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs sitting atop the depth chart.3 days
55.Taco Charlton: Expected back for camp (RotoWire) Charlton (ankle) is expected to be ready for training camp, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Analysis: Charlton is primarily recovering from an ankle scope and has been able to participate in resistance training during minicamp this week. He also could be on the mend from January shoulder surgery, but it's possible that procedure is no longer an issue.3 days
56.Tavon Young: Participating in minicamp (RotoWire) Young (sports hernia) has been participating in minicamp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Young underwent sports hernia surgery in January. It's not clear how much of the offseason program he may have missed in recovery, but his participation in minicamp suggests the cornerback is back to full strength in advance of training camp.3 days
57.Carlos Hyde sharing backfield with Damien Williams (FantasyPros) Carlos Hyde is listed behind start Damien Williams at running back, but he's been sharing the backfield with Williams at minicamp and has seen extensive work as a receiver. Analysis: Hyde is excited about the role, and fantasy owners should also be happy to get their hands on a potential starter in the later rounds. While Williams has been named the starter, he hasn't proven able to handle a full workload over the course of the season like Hyde has. Should Hyde get a shot at being the team's starting RB, he would carry RB1 upside in this Andy Reid offense. Given that upside, Hyde is someone to strongly consider at his current consensus ADP ... (More)3 days
58.Marquise Brown won't be full-go until Training Camp (FantasyPros) Marquise Brown won't fully participate in Ravens' workouts until training camp as he continues to recover from his foot injury. Analysis: Specifically, Brown is recovering from Lisfranc surgery. As we've seen with several other receivers, it's difficult to return and produce in your first year back. That will be especially true for the rookie wide out on a run-first offense. While Brown could provide plenty of boom if he's healthy, and should have a solid career, he's currently off many draft boards as the WR75 in our latest consensus rankings.3 days
59.LeSean McCoy expects to play 'same role as last year' (FantasyPros) LeSean McCoy told reporters that he expected to play the same role that he did in 2018. McCoy said, "I mean, I'm a dominant player. I think that speaks for itself. But I'll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season." Analysis: By this, McCoy is insinuating that he'll be the leader of the Bills' backfield. While he could enter the season as the team's starter on the depth chart, he should face competition for carries from a number of sources, including veterans Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon as well as rookie third-round pick Devin Singletary. While McCoy was considere... (More)3 days
60.Hyde lining up with Damien Williams at O... (Rotoworld) Chiefs RB Carlos Hyde has occasionally lined up with Damien Williams on the field at minicamp. Analysis: Not only has he shared the field with Williams at times, Hyde's also been heavily involved as a receiver out of the backfield. "I didn't know they used the running back so much in the passing game until I got here," Hyde emphasized. "It put a smile on my face." Given Andy Reid's historical preference to utilize one back, it's still likely Hyde remains an afterthought unless Williams goes down mid-season.3 days
61.Jets claim CB Montrel Meander on waivers (Rotoworld) Jets claimed CB Montrel Meander off waivers. Analysis: A former Browns practice-squader, Meander has ties to Gotham Green DC Gregg Williams stemming from the short time the two spent together in Cleveland. This is the first acquisition on the books for new GM Joe Douglas.3 days
62.Pats file tampering charges against Texa... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots have filed tampering charges against the Texans for their attempt to interview/hire Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. Analysis: Oh boy. Per Schefter, the league will now "gather relevant informant to open its investigation against Houston." The Texans had requested permission to interview Caserio for their general manager vacancy for the second time in as many years. The Pats denied it in 2018. It was unclear what they intended to do this time around. Now we know. There had been rumors that the Texans pink slipped Brian Gaine with Caserio specifically in mind, and the Pats be... (More)3 days
63.Cyrus Jones: Misses spring workouts (RotoWire) Jones has been out all spring with what coach John Harbaugh described as a "health issue," Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "He had kind of an episode a few months ago. He's not cleared to practice at this time," Harbaugh said Wednesday. Analysis: While it's unclear what is keeping him from OTAs and minicamp, Jones is expected to return for training camp. Once he's back in the fold, Jones will compete for a depth role in a loaded Ravens secondary.3 days
64.George Kittle: Missing practice with hip injury (RotoWire) Kittle isn't participating in minicamp drills Wednesday due to hip tightness, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Analysis: Kittle's injury isn't believed to be anything major, as the tight end was able to play through the issue Tuesday, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if Kittle gets Thursday off as well.3 days
65.Jimmy Garoppolo: Takes single rep in team drills (RotoWire) Garoppolo (knee) took a single rep in full-team drills during Wednesday's practice, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official site reports. Analysis: Garoppolo completed a pass to Dante Pettis on the play. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that Garoppolo was not yet cleared for team drills, according to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area, and this single practice rep shouldn't serve as evidence that the quarterback's status has changed. However, even if he didn't fully "return to team drills," Garoppolo's activity is nonetheless a small step in the right direction in his recovery from a torn ACL. Garoppolo should be back on the field for training camp... (More)3 days
66.Arden Key: Underwent offseason surgery (RotoWire) Key said he underwent minor offseason shoulder surgery but is now healthy, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Key hurt his shoulder in training camp last summer and played through some sort of injury during most of his rookie campaign. The 2018 third-round pick appears to be back to full strength, though, and Bair relays the defensive end reported to minicamp at 260 pounds after finishing last year at 245. There's optimism for Key in his second year after a seemingly unlucky first season in which he produced just one sack despite also having 10 quarterback hits and 30 quarterback hurries, according to Pro Football Focus. No othe... (More)3 days
67.McCoy expects to be in the same role thi... (Rotoworld) LeSean McCoy said he expects to be in the "same role as last year." Analysis: "I mean, I'm a dominant player," McCoy said. "I think that speaks for itself. But I'll be in the same role as last year. And I look forward to putting some numbers up and bouncing back from that last season." Now 31 and entering the final year of his contract, rumors of McCoy's release have inevitably swirled following Buffalo's offseason additions of veteran Frank Gore, third-down back T.J. Yeldon, and third-rounder Devin Singletary. McCoy may expect to be in the same role, but there's still a... (More)3 days
68.Alshon Jeffery: Returns to practice (RotoWire) Jeffery (ribs) participated in individual drills during Wednesday's minicamp session, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Analysis: Jeffery also participated in individual drills during the first day of minicamp Tuesday, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. While he hardly participated in team drills, the 29-year-old is at least on an upward trajectory after missing most of OTAs due to the fractured ribs he played through down the stretch in 2018. There's a chance the wideout could open training camp as a full participant next month.3 days
69.Arden Key recovering from shoulder surge... (Rotoworld) Raiders DE Arden Key had shoulder surgery in January. Analysis: The Raiders are calling it a cleanup. Key made 10 starts last year, grading near the bottom of PFF's metrics. Oakland made a point to upgrade their pass rush this offseason but Key remains a major part of their D-Line rotation. Key should benefit from rookie Clelin Ferrell's presence opposite him on early downs.3 days
70.Nelson Agholor missing minicamp with a lower body injury (FantasyPros) Nelson Agholor is sidelined at minicamp due to a "lower body injury". Analysis: Agholor is expected to be fine for training camp. The 26-year-old hauled in 64 catches last year for 736 yards and four touchdowns.3 days
71.Sony Michel missed spring practices due to knee scope (FantasyPros) Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports Sony Michel missed the final portion of the Patriots' off-season program due to a knee scope. Analysis: Michel has had a history of knee issue but this should be considered good news since it's a minor cleanup procedure that explains his absences lately. Damien Harris has reportedly had a strong spring and is expected to challenge Michel for touches in training camp.3 days
72.Michael Pierce: Dismissed for conditioning issues (RotoWire) Pierce was not allowed to practice Wednesday due to conditioning issues, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Pierce skipped all of the voluntary workouts this spring and reportedly showed up to minicamp this week looking heavier than the 340 pounds he's listed at on the Baltimore roster. Conditioning has apparently never been an issue before in Pierce's career, so this situation might be more of a disappointment than an actual concern about his job status. When healthy and able, Pierce is viewed by many observers as one of the league's better run defenders.3 days
73.Sony Michel: Recovering from knee scope (RotoWire) Michel has recently been missing practices after requiring a knee scope, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Given that Michel is described as having missed the "final portion" of the offseason workout program, it would appear he picked up the knee injury earlier in the spring. While Michel likely won't be taking part in the final days of minicamp, he's on track to be ready for training camp and there doesn't appear to be any concern over his regular-season availability.3 days
74.DeAndre Hopkins: Reveals severity of shoulder injury (RotoWire) Hopkins revealed over the weekend that the shoulder injury he suffered in the playoffs involved ligaments tearing off the bone, but he nonetheless plans to be in top condition for the start of training camp, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm resting my body and healing," Hopkins said. "This is going to be the best I've felt. I feel like I'm going to be better than ever." Analysis: Hopkins was a constant on the Houston injury report in 2018, listed with thumb, ankle, foot and hamstring issues throughout the regular season yet never missing a game. He then suffered an AC joint sprain in his shoulder during a playoff loss to Indian... (More)3 days
75.Cowboys get OG Connor McGovern signed (Rotoworld) Cowboys signed third-round OG Connor McGovern to a four-year contract. Analysis: McGovern has been sitting out of minicamp with a chest injury. A three-year starter, Williams has the talent to push Connor Williams for a starting role and could potentially make RT La’el Collins expendable. With McGovern signed, the Cowboys have wrapped up their entire draft class.3 days
76.Nelson Agholor: Missing minicamp (RotoWire) Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Agholor (lower body) isn't participating in minicamp but is expected to be ready for training camp in July, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports. Analysis: The exact nature of Agholor's situation isn't clear, but the missed reps shouldn't be a huge problem for the 26-year-old, who's already well versed in Pederson's system. There will only be concern for his regular-season availability if Agholor's absence lingers into training camp. In the meantime, the Eagles have been giving Greg Ward most of the slot reps with the first-team offense, according to Brandon Lee Gowton of BGN Radio.3 days
77.Sony Michel has knee scoped (FFToday) Running back missed the final portion of the Patriots offseason workout program due to a knee scope, according to a source. Should be ready for training camp. Analysis: Michel has missed the June workouts and now we know why. Michel has a history with knee injuries but this doesn't appear to be a serious issue. Rookie has been picking up extra reps in Michel's absence which can only help his development.3 days
78.Marquise Brown cleared for individual dr... (Rotoworld) Ravens first-round WR Marquise Brown (Lisfranc surgery) was cleared for individual drills. Analysis: It's the first time he's practiced this offseason. Brown didn't do much, but this is a step in the right direction. The expectation all along has been Brown would be ready for training camp. Brown carries some re-injury risk, but he's going to be the Ravens' No. 1 wideout if he can stay healthy.3 days
79.Mack Hollins: Returns to practice (RotoWire) Hollins (groin) returned to practice on a limited basis during minicamp earlier this week, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. Analysis: Tuesday reportedly marked the receiver's first practice session since last September. The fact Hollins was able to get on the field for the three-day minicamp bodes well for his availability for training camp next month.3 days
80.Travis Kelce: Targeting training camp (RotoWire) Kelce (ankle) is on track to return to action during training camp, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports. Analysis: A spectator throughout the offseason program, Kelce will be about six months removed from ankle surgery when the Chiefs open training camp in late July. He downplayed the severity of his procedure, referring to it as a "clean-up" one during an April interview. The 29-year-old hasn't missed a game for medical reasons since a knee injury wiped out his rookie campaign in 2013.3 days
81.Jason Croom: More missed practice time (RotoWire) Croom (hamstring) hasn't participated in minicamp practices yet this week, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports. Analysis: The Bills haven't indicated Croom's absence is anything serious. While missed practice time this time of year isn't normally a huge concern, Croom's role for Week 1 could go from anywhere to starting tight end -- projected No. 1 Tyler Kroft has a broken foot -- to not even making the team. With that in mind, Croom's participation and performance this summer is crucial toward his future.3 days
82.Aldrick Robinson: Exits minicamp with injury (RotoWire) Robinson appeared to injure his right hamstring during Wednesday's minicamp practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: According to Rodrigue, Robinson went down hard while running a route and had to limp off to the sidelines. The receiver was later seen with a bag of ice strapped to his leg, but Robinson didn't need to leave the field. It's possible the 30-year-old could be held out for the remainder of minicamp with the intention of preparing him for the start of training camp in late July.3 days
83.Jermaine Carter: Not participating in minicamp (RotoWire) Carter (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: Carter was also absent Tuesday due to hamstring pain. It's possible his absence will extend to Thursday, in which case he'll have missed minicamp entirely and will look to get back to full health in time for training camp later this summer.3 days
84.Mychal Kendricks: Expected to play in 2019 (RotoWire) Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he expects Kendricks (lower leg) to be available in 2019 despite the linebacker's ongoing insider trading case, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. "There's not much that I can say that's going to be proper at this time," Carroll said. "[Kendicks' legal case is] moving along and he's real optimistic about how things are going." Analysis: Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading last September and signed a contract with Seattle a week later to help replenish depth at a depleted linebacker position. Sources close to the situation believe the linebacker could be facing 30-to-37 months in prison, but his sente... (More)3 days
85.Sony Michel has knee scope, on track for... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Jeff Howe reports Sony Michel had a knee scope this offseason. Analysis: It explains why Michel hasn't practiced since late May. Michel's knee issues are well documented, but this looks like a simple cleanup procedure. Barring any setbacks, the Patriots expect Michel to be ready for the start of training camp.3 days
86.Nelson Agholor dealing with lower body i... (Rotoworld) Nelson Agholor is sitting out minicamp with a lower body injury. Analysis: This sounds minor, but it's not great for a player already on the trade block. Agholor is expected to be fine for training camp.3 days
87.Chris Thompson: Looking good in minicamp (RotoWire) Thompson doesn't appear to be hampered by his prior rib or ankle injuries during minicamp, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Thompson said in May that he's still experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired leg, but he's reportedly looked "agile" as a receiver out of the backfield and in the slot during OTAs this spring. Meanwhile, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington relays that Thompson remains locked in as the third-down back for a team that wants to reserve early down work for Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (knee). It might be a slight surprise if Thompson approaches the 33.4 percent share of backfield snaps he held in 2... (More)3 days
88.Chris Moore: Could have starting job (RotoWire) Moore appears headed for a starting role in 2019, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports. Analysis: The fourth-year receiver has received praise from coach John Harbaugh and team owner Steve Bisciotti in recent weeks, with the latter even referring to Moore as a "breakout candidate." Moore caught 19 passes while serving as the team's No. 4 wideout last season, also taking five carries for 17 yards and 22 kickoff returns for 491 yards. Moore's ability with the ball in his hands may be of particular interest to the Ravens, as offensive coordinator Greg Roman presumably intends to use jet sweeps and jet fakes to keep edge defenders honest... (More)3 days
89.Quincy Williams signs rookie deal (Rotoworld) Jaguars signed third-round LB Quincy Williams to a four-year contract. Analysis: Williams has been getting first-team reps at OTAs. There's a lot to like with his measurables, but Williams needs to improve his cover skills to stick on the weak side. With Telvin Smith stepping away from football and little in front of him, Williams has a chance to be a Week 1 starter if he can put together a strong training camp.3 days
90.Emmanuel Sanders: Unsure about training camp (RotoWire) Sanders (Achilles) said Tuesday that he isn't sure if he'll be ready for the start of training camp, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Analysis: Sanders has been documenting his rehab progress on Instagram, recently posting a recent video that showed him cutting and running routes. Reports in March and April suggested the wideout was ahead of the typical recovery schedule for an Achilles tear, but Sanders framed things differently in early May, claiming to be neither ahead of schedule nor behind. While he still hopes to be ready for Week 1, the timing of his injury (Dec. 5, 2018) suggests he won't be the best version of himself ... (More)3 days
91.DeMarcus Lawrence to open camp on PUP (Rotoworld) Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder) is expected to open training camp on the PUP list. Analysis: This isn't a surprise — Lawrence is eight weeks into a 4-6 months timetable. He's going to miss at least the start of camp and may be a candidate for reserve/PUP — costing him the first six games. The Cowboys are hoping Lawrence can return in time for Week 1.3 days
92.Byron Jones likely to open camp on PUP l... (Rotoworld) Cowboys CB Byron Jones (hip) will likely start training camp on the PUP list. Analysis: Jones said earlier this month he expected to be ready for camp. The Cowboys look committed to moving him slowly, but there's no concern over his Week 1 status. Playing in a contract year, Jones can't afford any setbacks.3 days
93.Kevin King: Should be ready for camp (RotoWire) Coach Matt LaFleur expects King (hamstring) to be ready for training camp, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. Analysis: King has been a relatively active member of the offseason program this spring, but he apparently still hasn't been fully cleared for 11-on-11 drills. In any case, there's clear optimism the cornerback will reach that point before the start of training camp in late July. If he can maintain his health throughout the summer, King should be considered the favorite to start at the cornerback spot opposite Jaire Alexander.3 days
94.Cam Newton: Increases throwing range (RotoWire) Newton (shoulder) increased his throwing range to approximately 20 yards Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Newton also threw to moving targets rather than stationary ones, but he still has a ways to go before he's cleared to practice with teammates. It should happen early in training camp, if not at the very beginning, as he'll have time to build up arm strength over the next six weeks. Based on pictures circulating around Twitter, Newton appears to have successfully lost weight in the offseason with help from a new trainer and a vegan diet.3 days
95.Chiefs add 1 year to Mitchell Schwartz's... (Rotoworld) Chiefs signed RT Mitchell Schwartz to a one-year, $11.3 million extension. Analysis: Schwartz had two years remaining on his deal, so he's now signed through his age-31 season. The timing is a surprise, but Schwartz is one of the top right tackles in the league. Schwartz will continue to bookend Eric Fisher in 2019.3 days
96.Darius Leonard: Jogging at practice (RotoWire) Leonard (ankle) did some jogging on the field during Tuesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Analysis: Leonard underwent relatively minor ankle surgery in May and is now approaching the tail end of the projected six-week timeline for his recovery. Not only does the linebacker expect to be fully cleared for the start of training camp in late July, but Leonard doesn't expect to be under many limitations in personal workouts during the summer break that begins after mandatory minicamp concludes Thursday.3 days
97.Rams expect Todd Gurley to be ready for ... (Rotoworld) Rams coach Sean McVay "absolutely" expects Todd Gurley (knee) to participate in on-field drills at training camp. Analysis: Gurley has been shut down at OTAs, but that's part of the Rams' plan to reduce his workload. He'll be eased into training camp, and is unlikely to get in many preseason reps. Gurley has downplayed his knee issues, but the Rams' offseason moves are a threat to his every-down status. Uncertainty over Gurley's health has made him a potential bargain at his mid first-round ADP.3 days
98.Jalen Ramsey: Won't get extension (RotoWire) Ramsey said the Jaguars have informed him that they won't offer him a contract extension in 2019, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Analysis: With the fifth-year option on his rookie deal keeping Ramsey under team control through 2020, the Jaguars apparently have no interest in discussing an extension until next offseason. The superstar cornerback is present for mandatory minicamp, but it isn't hard to imagine how the relationship between team and player might eventually deteriorate.3 days
99.Cameron Meredith: Watching practice from sidelines (RotoWire) Meredith (knee) attended practice Tuesday but didn't participate, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Analysis: The 2016 breakout star has been been limited to six games and nine receptions the past two years, struggling to make it all the way back from the ACL tear he suffered in August 2017. Meredith had a knee scope in November and was limited during the offseason program. He'll have a tough time pushing Ted Ginn or Tre'Quan Smith for playing time, but Meredith should at least have a decent shot at making the 53-man roster given that he agreed to reduce his base salary from $3.4 million to $1.3 million. Of course, he'll need to rec... (More)3 days
100.Jimmy Garoppolo: Still doing 7-on-7s (RotoWire) Garoppolo (knee) is doing individual drills and 7-on-7 work at mandatory minicamp, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Garoppolo has been throwing on a field since January and participating in 7-on-7 sessions throughout the offseason program. He's on track to participate in full-team practices at the start of training camp, but his mobility may be limited for the foreseeable future while he plays with a large brace over his surgically repaired knee. The typical outcome for quarterbacks returning from ACL tears is that they're able to play the next season but aren't quite at their best. Then again, Deshaun Watson ran for 551 yards and five... (More)3 days

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