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July 27
02:34 PM
R Gronkowski (NEP)

Rob Gronkowski full go for training camp
This is great news for Gronkowski, who has often faced injuries in his career. Gronkowski is still only 28 years old, so he is in the prime age for TEs to reach their peak, yet he's already shown that he can be a league-winner if he's on your team. If Gronkowski stays healthy this season, he will easily return value on his current ADP in the second round. He has by far the highest ceiling of any tight end for fantasy, but if you're paying up for Gronkowski, it's a good idea to invest in a competent backup as an insurance policy, as the cost of missing on a top tight end is larger than running backs or wide receivers that you draft several of.

Fantasy Spin:
Mike Reiss of ESPN NFL Nation posted on Twitter this morning and included the following quote from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick regarding Rob Gronkowski's health. Belichick said that Gronkowski is entering training camp with "No limits that I'm aware of."
01:05 PM

Demetri Goodson starting camp on PUP list
Goodson was coming in to a situation where he would be in a battle for a starting spot, so the time to recovery and learn the speed of NFL defenses might not be a bad thing.

Fantasy Spin:
According to Green Bay Packers reporter Rob Demovsky via Twitter, rookie cornerback Demetri Goodson (knew) will start camp on the PUP list.
12:19 PM
L Bell (PIT)

Le'Veon Bell not expected to report to camp
It comes to no surprise that Bell is expected to be a no-show at camp. Not only did Bell and the Steelers fail to come to terms on a long-term deal by the July 17 deadline for franchise tagged players to receive an extension, but he still hasn't signed his tender. However, there has not been any rumors that the elusive rusher will hold out and he could wait until mid-August to ultimately report, as many veterans choose to do in his situation. Rookie James Connor and Fitzgerald Toussaint could see extended reps with the first team while Bell is absent.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that because Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to sign his franchise tag, he is not expected to report to training camp.
12:11 PM

Dontari Poe rewarded weigh-in bonus
Newly signed DT Poe was a former NT in Kansas City's 3-4 defensive scheme. He will no longer need to line up over the center and only clog the middle to stop the run. Head coach Dan Quinn will want Poe to be lighter and faster off the ball in his 4-3 defensive scheme. Poe should see more production as a DT for fantasy purposes.

Fantasy Spin:
DT Dontari Poe collects a $125,000 bonus after weighing in at/below 330 pounds for camp. This the second of four weigh-in bonuses worth $125,000 each in the language of his contract.
11:50 AM

Adrian Clayborn (biceps) cleared for camp
A good run defender when healthy, DE Clayborn should resume his role and again be an average play for fantasy purposes.

Fantasy Spin:
DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) avoided the PUP/list after being placed on injured reserve this past January after Atlanta's divisional playoff win against Seattle. Clayborn had suffered a torn bicep during the contest against Seattle. He is listed as limited at camp.
11:35 AM
J Charles (DEN)

Jamaal Charles cleared for camp
Although Charles is "cleared for everything" at the start of training camp, Jhabvala believes the team will "start him slow" and ease him back into action. With Devontae Booker sidelined for the foreseeable future with a fractured wrist, Charles, whose roster spot was in question, could find himself in a significant role in the offense when Week 1 rolls around. At his RB45 ADP, Charles is a steal at the back end of fantasy drafts due to his potential upside.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Nicki Jhabvala is reporting Denver Broncos running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is medically cleared for "everything" for the start of training camp.
11:27 AM
G Bernard (CIN)

Giovani Bernard good to go for camp?
Similar to rookie receiver John Ross, Hobson believes the Bengals will bring Bernard along "slowly" as a result of his offseason knee surgery. Currently, Bernard is slated as the team's primary receiver out of the backfield/ third down back. Despite the addition of Joe Mixon, I believe Bernard's role on the team is safe as long as his health remains intact. Mixon is, however, a direct threat to Jeremy Hill's role on early downs and could emerge as the starter come Week 1.

Fantasy Spin:
Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson is reporting that "all indications" are pointing to running back Giovani Bernard (knee) being ready for the start of training camp Friday.
11:26 AM

Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) avoids PUP list
This is great news for Atlanta and fantasy owners. DE McKinley will be fast tracked during camp to prepare him for the start of the season after missing all offseason team activities. McKinley was a combine standout that Atlanta traded up in the first round of this year's draft to select. At 6'2' / 250 pounds with 4.64 (combine 40) speed, he should become an instant force off the edge.

Fantasy Spin:
DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) had pre-draft shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. After being rumored to possibly miss the first part of camp he has been cleared but will be limited.
11:16 AM
T Eifert (CIN)

Tyler Eifert could be ready for camp
As a result, Hobson is adding that Eifert is not expected to open camp on any "restricted lists." However, he feels that the Bengals will bring him along "slowly" due to his offseason back surgery. The 26-year-old oft-injured TE missed eight games in 2016 and only accumulated a 29-394-5 stat line.

Fantasy Spin:
Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson is reporting that "all indications" are pointing to tight end Tyler Eifert (back) being available at the start of training camp Friday.
11:07 AM
J Ross (CIN)

John Ross opens camp sidelined
Ross is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and will remain sidelined at the start of training camp. Hobson believes the rookie wideout is still a few weeks away from making his training camp debut. Per the beat writer, expect an official "word" on Ross' status Thursday.

Fantasy Spin:
Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson is reporting wide receiver John Ross (shoulder) "isn't expected to make his Bengals practice debut for a couple of weeks."
10:52 AM
L Whitehead (DAL)

Lucky Whitehead claimed by Jets
Whitehead didn't linger unclaimed for very long as he is now a member of the Jets. Although New York is rebuilding, it will be difficult for Whitehead to emerge as anything more than a gadget player on offense and a return ace on special teams. The Jets employ a handful of young talent at wideout, Whitehead's listed position, with players that include Quincy Eunwa, Robby Anderson, ArDarius Stewart, Chad Hansen and KD Cannon. Whitehead will likely be slated behind those aforementioned receivers upon his arrival at training camp.

Fantasy Spin:
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New York Jets have claimed wide receiver Lucky Whitehead off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.
10:24 AM
D Booker (DEN)

Devontae Booker to miss extensive time with injury
Per Klis, Booker began "feeling discomfort" in his wrist at OTAs that lingered up to this point. The team conducted tests on the wrist in which a fracture was diagnosed late Wednesday night. Klis is adding that Booker "could miss the first game or two of the regular season" as a result. Expect Booker to land on the PUP list with training camp set to begin Thursday. His injury could also solidify a roster spot for Jamaal Charles -- who was rumored to be on the roster bubble -- if his health remains in tact.

Fantasy Spin:
Denver Broncos beat writer Mike Klis is reporting running back Devontae Booker (wrist) is suffering from a wrist injury that could sideline him for the next six-to-eight weeks.
10:06 AM
R Hillman (DAL)

Ronnie Hillman signs with Cowboys
Regarding the Hillman move, Schefter believes it "could be an indication of concern over [the] NFL's decision on Ezekiel Elliott." Although the league has yet to make its decision on Elliott and his potential ban, we could learn a verdict Thursday, as Hillman's signing was announced in the early morning. With Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris listed as the No. 2 and No. 3 running backs on the depth chart, Hillman will likely enter training camp as the team's RB4.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Dallas Cowboys and running back Ronnie Hillman have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal.
07:49 AM
D Watson (HOU)

Deshaun Watson or Tom Savage to start at QB?
Given that Watson has just picked up his first NFL playbook, and Savage has been in the offence for 3 years this isn't a massive shock. Bill O'Brien has said that Watson will have a fair opportunity to win the job, so while Savage may start the season at some point expect the rookie to start leading the huddle.

Fantasy Spin:
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has said that it will be difficult for Deshaun Watson to begin the season as the team's starter.
04:21 AM

Soloman Thomas eager to impress 49ers
Thomas could have sneaky upside with his versatility/ability to line up anywhere on the line and rush the passer. He was one of the top pass rushers in the draft and has elite speed and strength for his size. To go along with the previously mentioned rule keeping him from practicing, the only other thing going against him is he has yet to sign his rookie deal. Thomas has some major potential to break out as a rookie due to his skill and him playing on a bottom tier team in rebuild mode needing help on the defensive front. He will have all the opportunity he can to break out depending on how long it takes him to learn the new system. Depending on your scoring system, he could have value because he is going undrafted at this point, but has potential to have eight to ten sacks. At the very least he should be looked at as a bye week fill-in for those of you who play in IDP leagues with multiple DL positions.

Fantasy Spin:
All eyes will be on number three overall pick Soloman Thomas once training camp starts Friday. He has spent his offseason working with former all-pros Demarcus Ware, Von Miller, and Warren Sapp trying to get better because an outdated rule kept him from participating in offseason work.

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