Jerick McKinnon
Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon claims he'd pick himself in Fantasy
Jerick McKinnon, RB, MIN
6/30/2015
News: Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon doesn't have a Fantasy football team, but if he did...

"If ... I could take myself, I would," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Never mind that Adrian Peterson has returned to the backfield. Never mind that Peterson has traditionally not yielded many carries to teammates. In 2012, for instance, he totaled 348 of his team's 401 rushing attempts.

The Vikings, however, are expected to use a more balanced approach in 2015. And McKinnon, who flashed as a starter with Peterson sidelined last season, is feeling dandy after undergoing lower back surgery in December.

"Two hundred percent," he declared in regard to his health. "If there is a 300, I feel 300. It's all good."

McKinnon averaged 4.8 yards per carry a year ago, which buoyed his confidence.

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Jeff Heuerman
Broncos rookie TE Jeff Heuerman making strides in ACL recovery
Jeff Heuerman, TE, DEN
6/26/2015
News: Broncos rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman is making strides in his recovery from a torn ACL, the team announced via their website.

Heuerman -- a third-round pick in this year's draft -- hurt his knee back in May, but is making good progress on his way back from the injury.

"I wouldn't call them big strides," he said with a laugh on Thursday, "not literally, because they're actually pretty small strides—but I'm making progress."

Heuerman will likely miss the entirety of this upcoming season, but that hasn't put a damper in his recovery.

"Each day’s a bigger step, which it kind of sounds corny and it kind of sounds like I’m just saying that, but it really is," Heuerman said.

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Todd Gurley
Rams rookie RB Todd Gurley to have knee reevaluated
Todd Gurley, RB, STL
6/26/2015
News: Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley, the 10th overall pick in this year's draft, will have his knee reevaluated in the next few weeks, according to FoxSports.com.

Gurley tore the ACL in his left knee during his final season at Georgia.

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Victor Cruz
Giants WR Victor Cruz on rehab: Make or break moment
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
6/26/2015
News: Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will overcome a lot of adversity as he continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon, he acknowledged as much according to NFL.com.

"I knew I wanted that. I kept thinking, 'This is going to be big for me,'" Cruz said, per NFL.com. "Either it's going to make me, or it's going to break me."

Cruz played in six games last season before injuring his knee. He caight 23 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown before going down.

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Fred Davis
Patriots cut TE Fred Davis
Fred Davis, TE, NE
6/19/2015
News: The Patriots cut tight end Fred Davis on Friday, according to profootballtalk.com.

Davis signed with the Patriots last month, but previously spent his first seven seasons with the Redskins.

Davis missed all of the 2014 season due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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Jermaine Cunningham
Former Jets LB Jermaine Cunningham sentenced to probation
Jermaine Cunningham, LB, NYJ
6/19/2015
News: Former Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was sentenced to probation on Friday in a case that invoked New Jersey's "revenge porn" law, ESPN.com reports.

Cunningham pleaded guilty to charges last month, that included invasion of privacy and admitted to posting revealing photos of his then-girlfriend online without consent.

A state Superior Court judge in Union County sentenced Cunningham, a NFL free agent, to three years probation and to participate in mandatory anger management counseling.

Cunningham spent last season on injured reserve with the Jets after tearing his Achilles during a preseason scrimmage.

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C.J. Mosley
Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley anticipates readiness for training camp
C.J. Mosley, ILB, BAL
6/19/2015
News: Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley has declared that a left wrist injury that required surgery and prevented him from participating in offseason practices will not keep him sidelined from training camp.

"Yeah, I'll definitely be ready for camp," he told he Baltimore Sun. "I'd doing pretty good. I'm getting there."

Mosley contributed to 133 tackles as a rookie in 2014 to lead the team. He hurt his wrist in December, but played in every game.

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Jeremy Lane
Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane unlikely to be ready for training camp
Jeremy Lane, CB, SEA
6/18/2015
News: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday cornerback Jeremy Lane still has a ways to go before he can return to the field, reports 710 ESPN.

Lane is trying to recover from a compound wrist fracture and ligament tear in his knee, which he suffered in the Super Bowl. He is unlikely to be healthy enough to participate when training camp opens.

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Bill Bentley
Report: Lions waive CB Bill Bentley
Bill Bentley, DB, DET
6/18/2015
News: The Lions waived cornerback Bill Bentley on Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press

Bentley was returning from a torn ACL sustained during the first week of the 2014 season. Bentley was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Lions out of Louisiana-Lafayette. 

Bentley was competing for the nickelback role in the secondary. 

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Jon Bostic
Bears expect LB Jon Bostic to be ready for training camp
Jon Bostic, OLB, CHI
6/18/2015
News: Bears coach John Fox said Thursday he expects linebacker Jon Bostic to be ready for training camp, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Bostic is dealing with a back injury, which has prevented him from practicing with the team.

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