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    Josh McDaniels Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Josh McDaniels

    Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood was moved from right tackle to right guard after just four games in his rookie season after being a first-round pick, but he has spent a lot of time back at right tackle this offseason. Leatherwood was drafted to be a tackle, and head coach Josh McDaniels said he'll be given every opportunity to win the job back. The Raiders are trying everything to boost the play of an offensive line that fell well short of expectations in 2021, and Leatherwood returning to his natural position would be a positive development in 2022.

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    T.J. Vasher Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    T.J. Vasher

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver T.J. Vasher, who was signed as an undrafted free agent last year, wasn't able to practice with the team due to a knee injury. However, he's put himself into the receiver conversation this offseason and got a lot of work in at organized team activities and minicamp. "He's made some really big-time flash plays, splash plays," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's had some really, particularly in the red zone, which you can see his ability down there. Big plays in scramble drills and things like that. I just think like any young player, particularly in his development, it's getting the details of the everyday situations." The 23-year-old has yet to play in an NFL game, and he'll need to continue to impress in training camp in order to win a spot on the 53-man roster.

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    Daniel Bellinger Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Daniel Bellinger

    New York Giants rookie fourth-round tight end Daniel Bellinger had plenty of opportunities with the first-team offense this spring and caught the ball well. Given the way he caught the ball and the way he was moving at organized team activities and minicamp, it's likely that he was underutilized at San Diego State. The Giants have an opening at the position, and Bellinger has a chance to make an impact in his first NFL season after making a strong impression this offseason. Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins are by no means proven at their position, so Bellinger could secure a pretty significant role eventually in 2022. It doesn't mean he's worth targeting late in drafts at the tight end position, but he's a player worth watching in training camp.

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    Quez Watkins Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Quez Watkins

    Philadelphia Eagles third-year wide receiver Quez Watkins made some splash plays this spring, including a 40-plus-yard touchdown catch during organized team activities from quarterback Jalen Hurts. The Eagles coaching staff has talked up Watkins every chance they get and believe he has the tools to be a highly productive receiver. However, finding consistent targets for him may be the only problem, with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert all commanding looks in the offense. Watkins' fantasy appeal certainly took a hit when the team acquired Brown from the Titans, but he could be sneaky good with less attention from opposing defenses as the No. 3 wideout. The 24-year-old had 43 receptions on 62 targets for 647 yards and one touchdown in 17 games (12 starts) in his second NFL season in 2021.

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    Jahan Dotson Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Jahan Dotson

    Washington Commanders cornerback Benjamin St-Juste, who was selected in the third round last year, has worked mostly in the slot in the nickel package. He stands at 6-foot-3, but he plays with good footwork, which allows him to handle slot duties against smaller, quicker wide receivers. St-Juste looked good this offseason going against impressive rookie receiver Jahan Dotson, and St-Juste uses his length well. Before he dealt with injuries, specifically concussions, he was playing a lot in his rookie season. The 24-year-old finished with 26 tackles (20 solo) and three passes defensed in nine games (three starts) in 2021, but if he can stay healthy this year, Washington's secondary will be in much better shape.

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    Trinity Benson Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Trinity Benson

    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell praised wide receiver Trinity Benson during minicamp as one of the players who is "having a hell of a spring." Benson has learned the team's playbook and elevated his confidence by adding speed to his skill set. The 25-year-old will still have to fight for a roster spot in training camp this summer alongside names like Kalif Raymond, Tom Kennedy and rookies Corey Sutton, Kalil Pimpleton and Josh Johnson. The Lions also signed DJ Chark Jr. in free agency and drafted Jameson Williams in the first round, so Benson will most likely be buried on the depth chart if he makes the team. Benson will probably need to stand out on special teams in order to make the 53-man roster.

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    Rashan Gary Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Rashan Gary

    Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Rashan Gary had as good a spring as anyone in an offseason in which the Packers did almost no full-speed 11-on-11 work. Gary looked lean and muscular and is coming off a career-best season in which he racked up 9.5 sacks and 28 quarterback hits. He was one of the few starters that stuck around through the end of organized team activities, saying, "I'm just here trying to get better." Green Bay exercised Gary's fifth-year option back in April after the 24-year-old stepped into a bigger role in 2021 due to Za'Darius Smith's back injury that kept him out nearly all season. Along with his 9.5 sacks, Gary had 47 tackles (27 solo) and two forced fumbles in 16 games played. He'll once again be asked to take on a big role with Smith now in Minnesota.

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    Brian Asamoah Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Brian Asamoah

    Minnesota Vikings rookie third-round linebacker Brian Asamoah's sideline-to-sideline speed was evident in non-contact practices this offseason, as was his confidence. He joked with an assistant coach that he wanted $5 every time he ran past someone. "I'm a rich man now," Asamoah said, "because I keep passing them." The 22-year-old was a two-year starter at Oklahoma, and he can play either linebacker or safety. It's not clear yet where he'll be used in Minnesota, but he probably won't be anything more than a rotational player on defense with versatility and speed to spare.

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    Bryce Thompson Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Bryce Thompson

    New Orleans Saints second-year defensive back Bryce Thompson earned his way onto ESPN.com's Mike Triplett's 53-man roster projection based on how often he flashed during organized team activities and minicamp practices, and how the Saints were working him into packages with both the first- and second-string defenses. Thompson had a strong summer as an undrafted rookie last year, but he started the year on Injured Reserve before appearing in two games on special teams. The 22-year-old's versatility as a safety/nickel/corner could earn him a role on the final roster out of training camp. At the very least, Thompson could provide some nice cornerback depth for New Orleans this season.

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    Eno Benjamin Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Eno Benjamin

    Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin has been taking advantage of his repetitions this offseason and has married his quickness, pass protection and receiving abilities into a player who could end up backing up James Conner in 2022. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has raved about Benjamin this offseason. With Chase Edmonds leaving in free agency, Benjamin will be the front-runner to be Conner's backup when training camp starts at the end of July. The 23-year-old former seventh-rounder in 2020 will have to beat out Darrel Williams for the backup job, but if he does, he could be a valuable handcuff to Conner in fantasy. Benjamin didn't play at all in his rookie season, and he carried the ball just 34 times for 118 yards and a touchdown while adding six catches for 42 yards in nine games in 2021.

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    Payton Turner Jun 29 11:40pm ET
    Payton Turner

    New Orleans Saints defensive end Payton Turner (shoulder), who had major shoulder surgery last November, announced on his Twitter page on Wednesday that he's been cleared. Turner was the 28th overall pick in the first round of last year's draft out of Houston, but he played in only five games in his rookie campaign, recording 12 tackles (nine solo), three tackles for loss, three QB hits and one sack. The 23-year-old suffered his shoulder injury in Week 9 last year and never returned. If Turner can stay healthy in his second NFL season, he should provide the Saints with a big boost along their defensive line.

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    Deshaun Watson Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Deshaun Watson

    The Houston Texans have been sued for allegedly enabling former quarterback Deshaun Watson's behavior during massage-therapy sessions. The lawsuit accuses the team of being aware of Watson's alleged behavior during massage sessions and that "individuals within the Texans organization knew or should have known of Watson's conduct." The lawsuit also states the team provided Watson with resources to conduct his therapy sessions, including "rooms set up for him at the Houstonian Hotel, massage tables provided to him for private massage sessions, and a NDA provided to him from the head of Texans' security." Watson is facing potential discipline from the NFL, and his hearing before disciplinary officer Sue Robinson is set to begin Tuesday. Hopefully, we'll get more clarity soon on a potential 2022 suspension for Watson.

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    Lamar Jackson Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson confirmed that he added 12 to 15 pounds of muscle mass this offseason. He said he usually played at between 205 and 208 pounds, but he's now at 220 pounds. "I just wanted to do it. See how I look, see how I feel," Jackson said. "And I feel good." The 25-year-old has been training hard in the offseason, and the ball was leaving his hand in a different way with more zip on his passes when he reported to mandatory minicamp. Jackson also worked with 3DQB throwing mechanics coach/trainer Adam Dedeaux this offseason. He finished last year on a disappointing note when he missed the final four games of the year due to an ankle injury, but Jackson is motivated to rebound and he has the talent to finish as a high-end QB1.

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    Eric Rowe Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Eric Rowe

    Miami Dolphins defensive back Eric Rowe has the ability to play both safety and cornerback, but he will likely play a depth role this year with Jevon Holland and Brandon Jones ascending as the starting safeties early last season. If the Dolphins chose to trade Rowe, they would save $4.55 million and incur just $525,000 in dead money. If Rowe remains with Miami, they'll be paying him $5.075 million. The 29-year-old finished with 71 tackles (43 solo), four passes defensed and three forced fumbles in 17 games (four starts) last year in his third season with the Dolphins. Rowe was originally a second-round pick in 2015 by the Philadelphia Eagles out of Utah.

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    Jamison Crowder Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Jamison Crowder

    Buffalo Bills speedy wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie appears to have an early lead in the battle to take over Cole Beasley's slot receiver role in 2022, but veteran Jamison Crowder looked solid during offseason workouts in his first year with the team. Crowder dealt with injuries in his final year with the New York Jets, but he might have found a good fit with the Bills. The competition between McKenzie and Crowder for playing time in the slot will be one to watch in training camp. The 29-year-old played in only 12 games in 2021 and finished with 51 catches for 447 yards and two touchdowns, but he managed 833 yards and six touchdowns as recently as 2019 with the Jets, and Crowder could be a sleeper in the slot if he wins the competition and gains quarterback Josh Allen's trust.

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    Tre Nixon Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Tre Nixon

    New England Patriots wide receiver Tre Nixon spent all of last season on the practice squad, but the seventh-round pick in 2021 has a close bond with second-year quarterback Mac Jones, and he's made an early case this offseason as a player to watch when training camp begins at the end of July. Nixon drove to the stadium every day last year with Jones as they took their COVID-19 tests together before entering the facility. The Patriots already have DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne and second-round rookie Tyquan Thornton, but none of them are established receivers in the NFL, so Nixon could make some noise in the pecking order if he plays well during training camp.

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    Isaiah Likely Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Isaiah Likely

    Baltimore Ravens fourth-round rookie tight end Isaiah Likely has impressed this offseason with his ability to get open and his large catch radius. "Watch out for this guy," safety Tony Jefferson said. "He's going to be really good." Likely caught several touchdown passes during red-zone drills as the star of the final day of mandatory minicamp. Quarterback Lamar Jackson said "the sky's the limit" for Likely. The 22-year-old from Coastal Carolina was extremely productive in college, and he finished 2021 with 59 catches for 912 yards and 12 touchdowns, but he's a little small and slow at his position by NFL standards. Mark Andrews is the clear No. 1 pass-catching tight end for Baltimore, but Likely is one to keep an eye on as he competes with Josh Oliver and fellow rookie Charlie Kolar this summer.

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    Deshaun Watson Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Deshaun Watson

    Cleveland Browns former second-round safety Grant Delpit has battled injuries, including an Achilles tear in his rookie season in 2020, but he's now a projected starter entering training camp after surging this offseason. Delpit intercepted quarterback Deshaun Watson on several occasions in team drills. The combination of Delpit and John Johnson III could make the Browns safeties a major strength in 2022. Delpit missed all of his rookie season and finished with 66 tackles (43 solo), three tackles for loss, one interception, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one sack in 15 games (seven starts) last year. If the 23-year-old can stay healthy, he could be a force for the Browns.

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    Connor Heyward Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Connor Heyward

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Connor Heyward, the younger brother of Steelers pass-rusher Cameron Heyward, impressed in offseason workouts and showed chemistry with first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett during minicamp. The sixth-round selection is expected to be a hybrid tight end/fullback in an offense that values versatility in its skill players. The 23-year-old has mostly been working with the tight ends and receivers, so he's unlikely to be competing for the fullback spot with Derek Watt in training camp. It remains to be seen if Heyward will actually become a threat as a pass-catching tight end in Pittsburgh, but he's one to watch moving forward because of his versatility.

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    Nico Collins Jun 28 5:40pm ET
    Nico Collins

    Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills pointed to second-year wide receiver Nico Collins as a player who stood out this spring. Mills said Collins has a "good grasp of this offense" and "his talent is off the charts." Mills also said that the team needs to "find ways to get (Collins) the ball" this year. The 23-year-old wideout has looked stronger this offseason after hauling in 33 of his 60 targets for 446 yards and one touchdown in 14 games in his rookie campaign. Collins appears to have also improved his chemistry with Mills, which is extremely important. Along with veteran Brandin Cooks, who is the Texans' unquestioned No. 1 receiver, Collins is poised to improve in his sophomore season in 2022.

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  • NFL Week 1
    Bills52u
    Rams-1
    Thu 8:20pm ET
    Saints41.5u
    Falcons+5.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    49ers42u
    Bears+6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Steelers44.5u
    Bengals-6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Eagles46.5u
    Lions+4.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Patriots44.5u
    Dolphins-2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Ravens45u
    Jets+5.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Jaguars
    Commanders
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Browns42u
    Panthers+2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Colts44u
    Texans+8.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Giants44u
    Titans-6.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Packers49u
    Vikings+2.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Chiefs53u
    Cardinals+3.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Raiders52u
    Chargers-3.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Buccaneers52u
    Cowboys+2.0
    Sun 8:20pm ET
    Broncos41.5u
    Seahawks+4.5
    Mon 8:15pm ET
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