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.

Jaguars cut pass rusher Jason Babin
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/19/2014) The Jaguars announced the release of defensive end Jason Babin on Thursday. He agreed to a new deal with them in March.

Babin, 34, had 7.5 sacks last year, the most for him since getting 18 with the Eagles in 2011.

Jon Beason out 12 weeks
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/13/2014) Giants linebacker Jon Beason, who was carted off the field during practice Thursday with an injured right foot, is now headed for surgery, reports

The report says Beason suffered a sesamoid fracture in his right foot, per a source aware of the diagnosis. He's expected to miss 12 weeks, which puts Beason out for most of training camp and threatens his availability for Week 1.

Rookie Devon Kennard would handle middle linebacker duties if Beason is out for any regular season action.

Sean Weatherspoon out for season
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) The Falcons announced Tuesday that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a workout.

"During Sean's run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," coach Mike Smith said in a statement. "We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery."

Weatherspoon is entering the final year of his contract and will be a free agent after this year.

Kevin Minter leading the Cardinals defense
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) After playing only one snap as a rookie in 2013, Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter not only lined up with the first-team defense at OTAs but made all the defensive calls according to 910 AM FOX Sports in Phoenix. Minter is expected to fill the middle of the defense for Arizona this season. 

Report: Sean Lee has torn ACL
by Chris Towers |
(5/27/2014) The Cowboys have yet to confirm it, but it appears as if linebacker Sean Lee's 2014 season is over months before it even begins. reports Tuesday Lee has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, an MRI confirmed. If the report is accurate, Lee will need surgery to repair the knee, which would force him to miss the upcoming season.

The typical recovery timeline for ACL surgery is typically 9-to-12 months. Lee suffered the injury during practice Tuesday. 

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