Jameel McClain carted off from Giants camp
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) The Giants linebacker corps suffered another injury when on Tuesday linebacker Jameel McClain was carted from the field to the locker room on the first day of training camp, according to the Bergen Record. The Newark Star-Ledger reports it looked like a left leg or foot injury. An update is expected later. 

McClain was signed this offseason to help provide depth at linebacker. The team is already without Jon Beason for much of the preseason and potentially the start of the regular season. 


Texans place Brian Cushing, others on PUP
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) The Texans announced Monday that linebacker Brian Cushing, rookie defensive tackle Louis Nix and linebacker Trevardo Williams would begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are allowed to come off the list at any time between now and the start of the regular season. 

Cushing is coming back from a torn knee ligament and a broken fibula. Head coach Bill O'Brien is unsure when exactly he'll return to practice. Nix has a meniscus injury he's dealing with. Williams was placed on IR before last season with an injury. 


Jairus Byrd on schedule, should be in camp on-time
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Saints safety Jairus Byrd is expected to be ready for the start of training camp this week, a source tells ESPN. Byrd is rehabbing from offseason back surgery and could be limited at first. There's even a chance the Saints take a cautious approach with him and give him plenty of time to recover before the start of the season.  

After signing a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints this offseason, Byrd missed all of his new team's OTAs and minicamps. The team thought it was best for Byrd's long-term health to get the "minor surgery" done and over with so it wouldn't impact him this season. 


Jon Beason thinks he'll be ready for Week 1
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Giants linebacker Jon Beason said his goal is to "absolutely" be ready for the team's Week 1 game at Detroit after breaking a bone in his foot in mid-June. 

His foot isn't in a cast or boot anymore, according to the New York Daily News. The expectation is that Beason will spend much of training camp on the PUP list. 


Leodis McKelvin added to active roster
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) The Bills have removed defensive back Leodis McKelvin from the PUP list and have added him to the active roster on Saturday, according to ESPN. McKelvin is recovering from offseason hip surgery but appears to be ready for training camp, which starts Sunday for the Bills.

Marcell Dareus placed on non-football injury list
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been placed on the active/non-football injury list on Saturday, according to ESPN. The team has not specified why Dareus was added to the list after holding a conditioning test on Saturday. The team will open training camp on Sunday with a scrimmage.

DeMarcus Ware says he's never felt better
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) New Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware says he's never felt better in the past couple of years. He's slimmed down this offseason -- down to the 250-pound range, according to the Denver Post -- in an effort to be faster. Last season he put on weight as the Cowboys moved to a 4-3 scheme after being in a 3-4 for so long. 

"I feel better than I did the last two years going into the season," Ware said. "Stronger, faster. I feel flexible."


Agent: Kiko Alonso had successful surgery
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Steve Caric, the agent for Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, posted on Twitter that his client had successful surgery to repair his torn ACL. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. 

Alonso is fully expected to miss the entire season. 


Sean Lee officially placed on injured reserve
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/1/2014) The Cowboys have announced that linebacker Sean Lee has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. He will not play this season after tearing his ACL in June.

The team traded for linebacker Rolando McClain on July 1 to help replace him. 


Chargers sign Brandon Flowers
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/24/2014) Cornerback Brandon Flowers has agreed to terms with the Chargers, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Flowers visited the Chargers last week and drew interest from numerous teams after he was released by the Chiefs earlier this month. Flowers, originally selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, made his first Pro Bowl last season but the Chiefs let him go in part because he of his $10.5 million salary-cap hit in 2014.

Flowers, 28, provides the Chargers with much-needed depth. The team reportedly signed him to a one-year deal, which is a low-cost move for them while allowing Flowers to prove he is worth another long-term, big-money contract next offseason.


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