Danny Amendola
Patriots' Danny Amendola: Feeling good
Danny Amendola, WR, NE
6/28/2016
News: Amendola, who underwent an offseason procedure on his left knee, as well as a procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle, relayed Tuesday that he feels "really good" at this stage, ESPN.com reports.

The wideout noted that he "had a couple minor procedures done after the season," with an eye toward heading into the upcoming season "feeling as fresh and ready as (he) can." Amendola's latest comments seem to reinforce the notion previously put forth that his injuries were "minor" and "not a long-term" concern. Though he didn't participate in the Patriots spring practices, and his status for the start of training camp is unclear, Amendola's Week 1 availability does not seem to be in danger at this time.

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Kyle Wilson
Saints' Kyle Wilson: Lands on IR
Kyle Wilson, DB, NO
6/26/2016
News: The Saints have placed Wilson (undisclosed) on IR, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

In his first season with the Saints, Wilson recorded 27 tackles and a pick in 15 games (including four starts) in 2015. While the 2010 first-rounder isn't much of an IPD factor, his injury does represent a hit to the Saints' depth at cornerback. Replacing Wilson on the team's active roster will be defensive tackle C.J. Wilson, who signed with New Orleans on Friday.

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Ameer Abdullah
Lions' Ameer Abdullah: Should get shot at heavy workload
Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET
6/23/2016
News: Abdullah (shoulder) will have every opportunity to earn most of the workload for the Lions' rushing attack, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's official site.

Abdullah missed the Lions' offseason program while recovering from January surgery to repair a torn labrum, but there doesn't seem to be any concern within the organization about his availability for training camp. Though not of much use to fantasy owners, Abdullah's rookie campaign wasn't a lost cause from his perspective, as he led the team in carries (143), rushing yards (597) and YPC (4.2), showing notable improvement along with the rest of Detroit's offense after Jim Bob Cooter replaced Joe Lombardi as the offensive coordinator mid-season. Abdullah averaged 10.7 carries for 51 yards (4.8 YPC) over the final six weeks, albeit with just one touchdown and 63 receiving yards (11 catches) while facing a soft part of the schedule. The 2015 second-round selection also did a better job taking care of the ball as the season progressed, with only one of his five fumbles occurring after Week 6, though it was still somewhat alarming to see his fumbling issues from college (23 on 980 touches) re-emerge. Assuming he returns to full health and mostly holds onto the ball, Abdullah doesn't have anything standing between him and the lead-back role, as Detroit's other running backs are either plodders (Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner), pass-catching specialists (Theo Riddick) or special-teamers (George Winn). While easily the most explosive runner of the bunch, Abdullah is unlikely to surpass Riddick as the primary passing-down back -- a crucial role on a Detroit team that attempted 600+ passes each of the last six years. Further adding to Abdullah's workload concerns, Zenner and/or Ridley may take on most of the goal-line and short-yardage carries, with one of the two possibly even pushing for something akin to Joique Bell's role from last season. Even so, Abdullah offers an intriguing ceiling for prospective fantasy owners, entering his second NFL season with a clear path to lead-back status, assuming the shoulder checks out.

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Darren McFadden
Cowboys' Darren McFadden: Could be out for 3 months
Darren McFadden, RB, DAL
6/23/2016
News: McFadden (elbow) could miss three months, ESPN.com reports.

The Cowboys haven't provided any hints about McFadden's timeline since June 14, when head coach Jason Garrett said the veteran running back will miss "a couple months" after having surgery on his fractured elbow, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Early reports suggested that McFadden is expected to return at some point during training camp, which would likely give him a shot to be ready for Week 1. Subsequent reports have been a bit more pessimistic, suggesting McFadden will miss 2-3 months, with his rehab process potentially stretching closer to the regular season. Alfred Morris figures to take most of the second-team reps when training camp begins, but sixth-round rookie Darius Jackson could push for a role.

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Sam Barrington
Packers' Sam Barrington: Hasn't been medically cleared
Sam Barrington, ILB, GB
6/21/2016
News: Barrington (ankle) has yet to receive medical clearance, the Packers' official site reports.

With the help of seven starts in 14 appearances during the 2014 campaign, Barrington posted 53 tackles (40 solo) and one sack. He held stature as a starter next to Clay Matthews in Week 1 last season, but Barrington sustained a season-ending ankle injury 15 snaps into 2014, which held him out of the majority of on-field work during the offseason program. Once cleared, Barrington is expected to compete with the likes of rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan at inside linebacker, with both spots up for grabs as Matthews returns to his long-time spot on the outside.

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Arian Foster
Arian Foster: Expects to be ready for training camp
Arian Foster, RB, HOU
6/20/2016
News: Foster (Achilles) is expected to be healthy for training camp, should he sign with a team, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Foster was released by Houston, his home for the past seven seasons, earlier in the offseason after another disappointing year plagued by injuries. Currently unemployed, he continues to rehab from a torn Achilles in the hopes of finding his way onto a roster. Reports say the four-time Pro Bowler will be hungry and healthy for training camp should any team bring him on.

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Dennis Pitta
Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Looks good at camp
Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
6/20/2016
News: Pitta (hip) was one of the Ravens' more active offensive players during the offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Attempting to bounce back from a second dislocation of his right hip, the 30-year-old Pitta apparently looked good at OTAs and minicamp. He was once a leading target for close friend Joe Flacco, but even if Pitta proves to be much the same as he once was, the Ravens have a ton of competition for snaps at tight end, with Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and Maxx Williams also in the mix. Pitta hasn't played in a game since Sept. 2014, and he will always be at added risk for suffering another severe hip injury, which would almost certainly spell the end of his career. He already considered retiring, but instead decided to give it one last shot after sitting out the entire 2015 season.

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Donte Moncrief
Colts' Donte Moncrief: Starts running routes
Donte Moncrief, WR, IND
6/20/2016
News: Moncrief (toe) has started running routes, according to his Twitter account.

Moncrief aggravated a toe injury late last season and ended up having surgery on it earlier this offseason. He's missed Indy's offseason practices, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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Sammy Watkins
Bills' Sammy Watkins: Expects to be ready for camp
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
6/19/2016
News: Watkins expects to be ready for the start of training camp July 30, TSN.ca reports. "For training camp, I think I'll definitely be available," Watkins said. "I might sit out two or three days. It's all about how I feel within those days. The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp."

Watkins had surgery in April to address stress fractures in his left foot, with most reports suggesting he had a Jones fracture, which is a common injury that typically sidelines players for 8-12 weeks. The timetable puts him on track for training camp, and he's no longer wearing a walking boot or limping. Still, Watkins made it clear he'll take a cautious approach, even conceding that he'll need to test his foot out when the Bills open camp. Given the high rate of re-injury with foot fractures, the team may opt to be even more cautious than Watkins wants.

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Joe Flacco
Ravens' Joe Flacco: Focused on arm more than knee
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
6/19/2016
News: Flacco (knee) suggested he is more focused on his arm strength than his surgically-repaired left knee, ESPN reports.

Flacco seems to be making a quick recovery from Dec. 8 surgery to repair a torn ACL, as he's widely expected to be ready July 27 for the start of training camp, despite being a spectator for on-field activities throughout the offseason program. Though already able to sprint and make cuts, he's thrown far fewer passes than he typically would have at this point in the year, which could be cause to limit his reps during training camp. Flacco's arm strength has never been questioned and should quickly come back to him, but he did admit that there's some chance he'll feel hesitant when he has to face a live pass rush for the first time. While he's clearly on track for Week 1, his progress will be worth monitoring throughout camp and the preseason.

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