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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team standard draft

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A lot has changed from the start of training camp until now. There have been devastating injuries, guys winning jobs and just overall differences of opinions on certain players.

Many of you will spend Labor Day weekend doing your draft or getting in your final few hours of preparation for the real thing. With that in mind, here's another 12-team standard mock draft for you to mull over.

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This draft was done prior to the final preseason game and reflects the latest news, including Eddie Lacy locking up the Packers' No. 1 running back spot, Ryan Mathews running like we expected last season for the Chargers and Montee Ball looking like the leader in the backfield for the Broncos.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. There also is one point per reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
3. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
4. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
5. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
8. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports
9. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
11. Michael Hurcomb, Editor
12. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Eisenberg Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Aizer C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
3 Madden Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 Hartstein Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Richard Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
6 White Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
7 Melchior Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
8 Polito Arian Foster, RB, HOU
9 Zegura LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
10 Tobin Ray Rice, RB, BAL
11 Hurcomb Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
12 Di Fino Matt Forte, RB, CHI
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Di Fino Reggie Bush, RB, DET
14 Hurcomb Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
15 Tobin Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
16 Zegura Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
17 Polito Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
18 Melchior DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
19 White Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
20 Richard David Wilson, RB, NYG
21 Hartstein A.J. Green, WR, CIN
22 Madden Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
23 Aizer Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
24 Eisenberg Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Eisenberg Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
26 Aizer Frank Gore, RB, SF
27 Madden Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
28 Hartstein Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
29 Richard Darren Sproles, RB, NO
30 White Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
31 Melchior Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
32 Polito Randall Cobb, WR, GB
33 Zegura Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
34 Tobin Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
35 Hurcomb Drew Brees, QB, NO
36 Di Fino Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
38 Hurcomb Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
39 Tobin Roddy White, WR, ATL
40 Zegura Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
41 Polito Montee Ball, RB, DEN
42 Melchior Shane Vereen, RB, NE
43 White Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
44 Richard Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
45 Hartstein Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
46 Madden Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
47 Aizer Marques Colston, WR, NO
48 Eisenberg Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Eisenberg Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
50 Aizer Danny Amendola, WR, NE
51 Madden Wes Welker, WR, DEN
52 Hartstein Eric Decker, WR, DEN
53 Richard Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
54 White Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
55 Melchior Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
56 Polito Tom Brady, QB, NE
57 Zegura Mark Ingram, RB, NO
58 Tobin Cam Newton, QB, CAR
59 Hurcomb Andre Brown, RB, NYG
60 Di Fino Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Di Fino Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
62 Hurcomb DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
63 Tobin Steve Smith, WR, CAR
64 Zegura James Jones, WR, GB
65 Polito Ben Tate, RB, HOU
66 Melchior Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
67 White Jason Witten, TE, DAL
68 Richard Andrew Luck, QB, IND
69 Hartstein Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
70 Madden Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
71 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
72 Eisenberg Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Eisenberg Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
74 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
75 Madden T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
76 Hartstein Vernon Davis, TE, SF
77 Richard DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
78 White Tavon Austin, WR, STL
79 Melchior Antonio Gates, TE, SD
80 Polito Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
81 Zegura Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
82 Tobin Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Hurcomb Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
84 Di Fino Mike Williams, WR, TB
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Di Fino Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
86 Hurcomb Jared Cook, TE, STL
87 Tobin Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
88 Zegura Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
89 Polito BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
90 Melchior Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
91 White Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
92 Richard Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
93 Hartstein Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
94 Madden Eli Manning, QB, NYG
95 Aizer Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
96 Eisenberg Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Eisenberg Chris Givens, WR, STL
98 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
99 Madden Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
100 Hartstein Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
101 Richard Vick Ballard, RB, IND
102 White Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
103 Melchior Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
104 Polito Golden Tate, WR, SEA
105 Zegura Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
106 Tobin Miles Austin, WR, DAL
107 Hurcomb Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
108 Di Fino Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Di Fino Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
110 Hurcomb Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
111 Tobin Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
112 Zegura Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
113 Polito DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
114 Melchior Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
115 White Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
116 Richard Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
117 Hartstein Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
118 Madden Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
119 Aizer Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
120 Eisenberg Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Eisenberg Michael Vick, QB, PHI
122 Aizer LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, PIT
123 Madden Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
124 Hartstein Roy Helu, RB, WAS
125 Richard Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
126 White Christine Michael, RB, SEA
127 Melchior Vincent Brown, WR, SD
128 Polito Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
129 Zegura Joique Bell, RB, DET
130 Tobin Knile Davis, RB, KC
131 Hurcomb Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
132 Di Fino Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Di Fino Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
134 Hurcomb Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
135 Tobin Zac Stacy, RB, STL
136 Zegura Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
137 Polito Michael Bush, RB, CHI
138 Melchior Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
139 White Seahawks DST
140 Richard Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
141 Hartstein Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
142 Madden Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
143 Aizer Alex Green, RB, GB
144 Eisenberg Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Eisenberg 49ers DST
146 Aizer Sam Bradford, QB, STL
147 Madden Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
148 Hartstein Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI
149 Richard Bengals DST
150 White Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
151 Melchior Bears DST
152 Polito Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
153 Zegura Patriots DST
154 Tobin Broncos DST
155 Hurcomb Kenny Stills, WR, NO
156 Di Fino Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Di Fino Ravens DST
158 Hurcomb Texans DST
159 Tobin Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
160 Zegura LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
161 Polito Buccaneers DST,,
162 Melchior Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
163 White Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
164 Richard Alfonso Smith, RB, ARI
165 Hartstein Rams DST
166 Madden Giants DST
167 Aizer Steelers DST
168 Eisenberg Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Eisenberg Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
170 Aizer Phil Dawson, K, SF
171 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
172 Hartstein Dan Bailey, K, DAL
173 Richard Blair Walsh, K, MIN
174 White Matt Bryant, K, ATL
175 Melchior Matt Prater, K, DEN
176 Polito Randy Bullock, K, HOU
177 Zegura Justin Tucker, K, BAL
178 Tobin Greg Zuerlein, K, STL
179 Hurcomb Garrett Hartley, K, NO
180 Di Fino Kai Forbath, K, WAS
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.11 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.2 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.11 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.2 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
6.11 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
7.2 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
8.11 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
9.2 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.11 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
11.2 LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, PIT
12.11 Alex Green, RB, GB
13.2 Sam Bradford, QB, STL
14.11 Steelers DST
15.2 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.1 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
3.12 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
4.1 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5.12 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
6.1 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
7.12 Mike Williams, WR, TB
8.1 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
9.12 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.1 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
11.12 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
12.1 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.12 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
14.1 Ravens DST
15.12 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.1 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
4.12 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
5.1 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
6.12 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
7.1 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
8.12 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
9.1 Chris Givens, WR, STL
10.12 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
11.1 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
12.12 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN
13.1 49ers DST
14.12 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
15.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.9 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.4 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
4.9 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
5.4 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
6.9 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
7.4 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
8.9 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9.4 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
10.9 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
11.4 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
12.9 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
13.4 Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI
14.9 Rams DST
15.4 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.2 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.11 Drew Brees, QB, NO
4.2 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
5.11 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
6.2 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
7.11 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
8.2 Jared Cook, TE, STL
9.11 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
10.2 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
11.11 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
12.2 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
13.11 Kenny Stills, WR, NO
14.2 Texans DST
15.11 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.10 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
3.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.10 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
5.3 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
6.10 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
7.3 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
8.10 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
9.3 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
10.10 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
11.3 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
12.10 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU
13.3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
14.10 Giants DST
15.3 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.6 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.7 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
5.7 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
6.6 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
7.7 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
8.6 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
9.7 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
10.6 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
11.7 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
12.6 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.7 Bears DST
14.6 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
15.7 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.5 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.8 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.5 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
5.8 Tom Brady, QB, NE
6.5 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
7.8 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
8.5 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
9.8 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
10.5 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
11.8 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
12.5 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
13.8 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
14.5 Buccaneers DST,,
15.8 Randy Bullock, K, HOU
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.8 David Wilson, RB, NYG
3.5 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
4.8 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
5.5 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.8 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
7.5 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.8 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
9.5 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
10.8 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
11.5 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
12.8 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
13.5 Bengals DST
14.8 Alfonso Smith, RB, ARI
15.5 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.3 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.10 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
4.3 Roddy White, WR, ATL
5.10 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
6.3 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
7.10 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
8.3 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
9.10 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
10.3 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
11.10 Knile Davis, RB, KC
12.3 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
13.10 Broncos DST
14.3 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
15.10 Greg Zuerlein, K, STL
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.7 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.6 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.7 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
5.6 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.7 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
7.6 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
8.7 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
9.6 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
10.7 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT
11.6 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
12.7 Seahawks DST
13.6 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
14.7 Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
15.6 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.4 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
3.9 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.4 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
5.9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
6.4 James Jones, WR, GB
7.9 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.4 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.9 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
10.4 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
11.9 Joique Bell, RB, DET
12.4 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
13.9 Patriots DST
14.4 LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE
15.9 Justin Tucker, K, BAL

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Report: Giants Jason Pierre-Paul hurt in fireworks accident
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8:24 pm ET) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly hurt his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident in Miami, according to the Daily News

The paper reports that the injury is not considered career-threatening, but that varying accounts of what happened have been reported. The Giants have not confirmed nor denied the incident. 

The Giants applied the franchise tag to Pierre-Paul this offseason, but the 26-year-old has not yet signed it as he seeks a long-term deal, meaning that he technically is not under contract. 

Pierre-Paul had 53 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks last year for New York. 


Report: Torn pectoral sidelines Vikings CB Josh Robinson
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) The Vikings secondary took a hit last month when cornerback Josh Robinson sustained a partially torn pectoral muscle, a league source has told ESPN.

The nickel back played in 690 snaps last season and was expected to battle several others for playing time. The injury could sideline him from training camp and land him on the PUP list.


Report: Packers' Andrew Quarless arrested on gun charges
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested for firing a gun twice in Miami on Saturday, per the Miami New Times.

Quarless was involved in a fight at South Beach and fired the gun into the ground. 


Titans receivers can thrive in YAC with Marcus Mariota's accuracy
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) The Titans wide receiving corps could gain more yards after the catch this season because of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota and his accurate throws, per ESPN.com.

The Titans were 24th in the league in yards after the catch last season, but with Mariota under center that can all change.

“If you have an accurate quarterback, it allows us to get more yards after that catch,” wide receiver Harry Douglas said. “And that’s one thing that makes a receiver dynamic -- first being able to catch the ball and then being able to do some things with it after you catch it. I feel like [to this point] Marcus has done everything he needs to do to get the ball to his receivers.”


Saints RB Khiry Robinson doesn't feel he's on outside looking in
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Saints running back Khiry Robinson might be the least known of his backfield counterparts, but he doesn't feel like the off man out, per ESPN.com.

Robinson knows the team is heavily invested in the likes of Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller, but he's still confident he can thrive in whatever role the Saints put him in.

“I’m the type of person, I’m gonna get what I get and do what I do with it. So whether it’s 20 carries or one carry, I’m gonna do the best of my ability every play,” Robinson said.

Robinson has shown flashes of success during his three years in the league. Injuries played a key role against him last season, which can ultimately put him as the third back on the depth chart. He will use the offseason to continue to improve and challenge his counterparts for playing time.

“I just gotta keep working,” Robinson. “It’s all love in the backfield. We all work together, try to help each other. So I think it’s a good thing we’ve got a full backfield again. So if anybody goes down, we’ve got another player right up there to do the same thing.”


Browns OL Michael Bowie itching to compete for starting spot
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Browns offensive lineman Michael Bowie is not required to report to training camp until the end of July. But never mind that - he's heading out after the last Independence Day firework explodes in the sky.

Bowie is itching to get started. He missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury after starting for Seattle on its Super Bowl title team in 2013. He is seeking to stay in tip-top shape in an attempt to land a starting spot on a Cleveland line that is the strength of the team.

"It's up to them to decide who is the best five," Bowie told the team website. "All I can do is take care of my business. Hopefully I can get a shot. That's what I'm working for."

Bowie participated fully in the offseason program, working mostly with the second team at right tackle. That will likely be the spot at which he competes for a starting job. Incumbent Mitchell Schwartz has not performed particularly well there and Mike Pettine has vowed there will be competition all over the field in camp.


Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan nearly recovered from knee surgery
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan appears to be on target to join the team for training camp after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery that prevented him from participating in earlier offseason activities.

Kerrigan, who registered a career-high 13 1/2 sacks a year ago, had the operation to alleviate pain in the area.

"My leg feels really good and I'm glad I got the surgery - not just for football but it makes my everyday life feel better so I'm glad I got it done," he told CSN Washington. "Now it's just a matter of getting stronger and getting into shape."

Kerrigan added that he's been running and now only needs to regain strength to insure his place at training camp.


Texans waive DT Brandon Ivory
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Texans waived rookie defensive tackle Brandon Ivory on Thursday, according to ESPN.com

Ivory was arrested on first degree burglary charges in Tuscaloosa, Ala. just one day ago. Ivory's agent Jeff Guerriero said Ivory is not guilty of the charge. 

"I spoke to Brandon he is not guilty and his name will be cleared of all charges," Guerriero said. 


Chargers TE Antonio Gates suspended 4 games for PED use
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, the team announced. 

It's unknown at this time what drug Gates tested positive for. Gates, in a statement, said he was unaware that he took a banned substance

"In my 12 years in the NFL, I have taken tremendous pride in upholding the integrity of the NFL shield and all that it entails," Gates said. "I have taken extreme care of my body with a holistic approach and I have never knowingly ingested a substance that was banned by the NFL. In an effort to recover from this past season, I used supplements and holistic medicines, and unfortunately, I have now learned that those substances always present a risk because they may contain banned substances even if the ingredient list doesn’t reflect them.

"As an NFL veteran and team leader, I should have done my due diligence to ensure that what I was taking for recovery was within the NFL guidelines. I understand that I am responsible for what is in my body and I have always believed that ignorance is no excuse when it comes to these issues. I take full responsibility for my actions. I’d like to express my sincere apologies to the Chargers, my teammates, coaches, fans and the league who have always supported me and expected and gotten nothing but the highest level of integrity from me."

With Gates out for four games, the Chargers will turn to Ladarius Green as the team's top tight end, though it was expected for Green to continue getting more looks in the passing game. Green is entering the final season of his rookie contract. 

The Chargers expressed disappointment in Gates for his suspension but plans to stick with the longtime veteran through the suspension. 

"We are tremendously disappointed for our team and our fans as well as Antonio, but no more disappointed than Antonio is with himself," the Chargers stated. "Antonio is a member of the Chargers' family and we will continue to support him 100-percent. We have the utmost confidence he will stay in excellent shape for the season and be ready to go when he returns in Week 5. While it's unfortunate to not have him to start the season, we have complete confidence our tight end group will continue to play at a high level."  


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Jones will miss Green Bay's season-opener against the Bears. In 2014, Jones totaled 22 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 13 games played. 


 
 
 
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