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    Kellen Mond Jun 15 5:50pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings signed third-round quarterback Kellen Mond to his four-year rookie deal on Tuesday. The four-year deal is worth $5.2 million. Mond was taken with the 66th overall pick of this year's draft and is expected to back up starter Kirk Cousins in 2021. The dual-threat signal-caller will strictly be a dynasty/keeper league asset in his rookie season, as the Vikings plan is to have him sit and learn behind Cousins for a year or two. Mond will only see action in his rookie season if Cousins is forced to miss time due to injury, and even then, he would be more of a low-end QB2. The 21-year-old from Texas A&M has good arm strength, mobility and accuracy and will put pressure on the incumbent in the near future if he develops quickly.

    From RotoBaller

    Jamal Adams Jun 15 5:40pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown was present for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp this week, but he wants a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract in 2021. Brown is set to make $10 million this year, and his contract situation is one to monitor this summer. The 35-year-old former first-rounder in 2008 by the Houston Texans missed four games due to injury in 2019, but he continues to play at a high level when he's on the field. The problem is that All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, who would also like a new deal, is likely ahead of Brown in terms of team priorities. It remains to be seen if the veteran Brown can continue to play at a high level near the end of his career, but the four-time Pro Bowler has gotten it done in recent seasons.

    From RotoBaller

    Tua Tagovailoa Jun 15 3:50pm ET

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw five interceptions at the first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, albeit in monsoon-like weather, according to some beat reporters. Tagovailoa said the interceptions stemmed from an emphasis on being aggressive with his throws downfield. Some may raise their eyebrows, especially after his disappointing rookie season, but fantasy managers should take this performance with a grain of salt in June. Head coach Brian Flores said a few weeks ago that Tagovailoa has a better grasp of the offense entering Year 2, and he certainly has the weapons to make a big leap in 2021. With a full offseason and a year removed from hip surgery, the 23-year-old will be a fine QB2 target with upside.

    From RotoBaller

    Derek Wolfe Jun 15 3:30pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe won't practice this week after recently dealing with a bout of pneumonia, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Wolfe also skipped voluntary workouts recently after signing a three-year, $12 million contract extension in March. In his first season with Baltimore after eight seasons with the Denver Broncos to begin his career, Wolfe recorded 51 tackles (six for loss), four QB hits, one fumble recovery and a career-low one sack in 14 games (eight starts) in 2020. The 31-year-old should be fine for training camp last week and will be looking to bounce back in the trenches in his second year with the Ravens. Wolfe should start alongside Calais Campbell on the interior, but he's not a realistic IDP target as more of a run-stopper than pass-rusher.

    From RotoBaller

    Zach Wilson Jun 15 3:30pm ET

    New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton (foot) will not take part in minicamp this week, but head coach Robert Saleh said that the team is "very confident he'll be ready to go (by training camp). He's just got a little nagging foot injury. It's not worth it to put him out there and make something so small a lot worse." Becton is dealing with plantar fasciitis, but he won't need surgery and should be ready at the end of July. However, this can be a pretty painful and debilitating injury, especially for a player that stands at 6-foot-7, 369 pounds, so it's an injury to watch. The 22-year-old was one of the top tackles from the 2020 draft class, but rookie quarterback Zach Wilson could be in a world of hurt if Becton is forced to miss any time this year with the foot ailment.

    From RotoBaller

    Sheldon Richardson Jun 15 3:00pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings agreed to an undisclosed deal with free-agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson on Tuesday. Richardson returns to Minnesota after playing for them in 2018, recording 49 tackles (six for loss) and 4.5 sacks in 16 games. The 30-year-old played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns but was released to clear salary cap space. Originally a first-round pick (13th overall) by the New York Jets in 2013 out of Missouri, Richardson spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with Gang Green before landing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. Richardson had a combined 7.5 sacks in the last two seasons with Cleveland and should serve in a rotational role on Minnesota's defensive line as they look to improve up front after a miserable season in 2020.

    From RotoBaller

    Justin Fields Jun 15 3:00pm ET

    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that there is no possible scenario where rookie quarterback Justin Fields is the starting quarterback in Week 1 on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. "Andy Dalton is our starter. Justin is our No. 2 and we are going to stick with this plan. You just got to trust the plan," Nagy said. Chicago traded up in the first round to take Fields as their future franchise signal-caller, but the plan all along has been to ease him into NFL action behind the veteran Dalton. Plus, it wouldn't be wise to throw Fields to the wolves against a very tough Rams defense right out of the gates. Fields will see the field sooner than later and he has enticing upside with a strong arm and plenty of speed, but he'll be a better dynasty/keeper selection than a redraft one in 2021. If Fields is starting by the second half of the season, he could have some plug-and-play potential in single-year leagues due to his dual-threat ability.

    From RotoBaller

    Danielle Hunter Jun 15 2:50pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings and defensive end Danielle Hunter agreed to a restructured deal on Tuesday, according to sources informed of the situation. He will receive $5.6 million of the money due to him this year as a signing bonus, giving him a significant portion of the money due to him much sooner. A new $18 million roster bonus will also trigger on the fifth day of the league year in 2022. What was once a five-year extension now becomes a four-year pact, with the Vikings able to move on from Hunter and save significant money next year. The 26-year-old is in his prime, but he also missed all of last year due to a neck injury that required surgery. Minnesota's defense should improve drastically with Hunter back in the fold. He had 14.5 sacks in each of his last two seasons while being named to the Pro Bowl both times.

    From RotoBaller

    Donte Jackson Jun 15 2:50pm ET

    The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with first-round cornerback Jaycee Horn on a four-year contract on Tuesday. The deal is fully guaranteed for $21.1 million. Horn came off the board at No. 8 overall as the first defensive player picked in this year's draft out of South Carolina. The 21-year-old should start immediately for the Panthers rebuilt secondary that includes Donte Jackson and A.J. Bouye. Hopefully, Horn will be able to fill the void left by James Bradberry when he departed in free agency last offseason. Although he didn't face elite wide receiver talent in college, Horn is sticky in man coverage but will need to improve his technique if he wants to stay with smaller and quicker pass-catchers at the next level.

    From RotoBaller

    Xavien Howard Jun 15 2:40pm ET

    Miami Dolphins star cornerback Xavien Howard isn't on the field for the first practice of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and is officially holding out, according to a source. The Dolphins gave Howard a new deal prior to the 2020 season, but he's reportedly already upset with his contract and wants to renegotiate. He has three years left on the five-year deal he signed but is now out of guaranteed money and has little leverage. The 27-year-old former second-round pick in 2016 was an All-Pro for Miami last year, tallying 51 tackles (40 solo), a career-high 10 interceptions, 20 passes defensed and one forced fumble in 16 games. Howard has made the Pro Bowl twice and has 22 career interceptions in 56 games (55 starts).

    From RotoBaller

    Jamal Adams Jun 15 2:10pm ET

    The Seattle Seahawks have excused safety Jamal Adams from this week's mandatory minicamp for personal reasons, according to a source. The 25-year-old All-Pro is seeking a new contract, but his absence isn't related to any kind of holdout. Seattle traded multiple high-end draft picks to acquire Adams' services from the New York Jets last offseason, and he finished with 83 tackles (11 for loss), 14 QB hits, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and a career-high 9.5 sacks in just 12 games. The three-time Pro Bowler isn't your typical strong safety, as he often comes up into the box to defend against the run and pressure the opposing quarterback. He's one of the best at what he does and should be the first defensive back off the board in IDP drafts.

    From RotoBaller

    Cam Newton Jun 15 2:00pm ET

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that quarterback Cam Newton is "way ahead of where he was last year at this time. There's no question about that." Newton recently suffered a bruised hand, but he's expected to receive a full complement of repetitions at minicamp this week. The injury was minor to begin with, so fantasy managers won't need to worry about it. Even though New England drafted rookie signal-caller Mac Jones in the first round this year, Newton is fully expected to begin the year as the starter under center. The 32-year-old was highly inconsistent in his first year with the Pats, and a bout with COVID-19 didn't help him, but it sounds like he's more comfortable with the offense in 2021. Newton will need to be much better as a passer this year, but his ability to use his legs and score touchdowns on the ground will at least make him a passable streaming QB in the right matchups.

    From RotoBaller

    Jamison Crowder Jun 14 6:20pm ET

    The New York Jets and wide receiver Jamison Crowder have renegotiated his contract for the 2021 season, keeping him on the team for another year at least. Crowder was a rumored cut candidate throughout the offseason thanks to a $10 million cap hit in non-guaranteed money. Now Crowder will be a veteran presence to mentor a young wide receiver corps and serve as a safety blanket for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson in New York. Despite the reworked deal, Crowder can still become an unrestricted free agent after the 2021 season. He is coming off a 59-catch, 699-yard, six-touchdown season over 12 games in 2020 and should serve as a low-end WR3 in PPR leagues this year. Fantasy gamers hoping to count on rookie slot receiver Elijah Moore will probably have to wait until the 2022 season.

    From RotoBaller

    Sheldon Richardson Jun 14 5:43pm ET

    Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson (Browns) is receiving interest from the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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    Sheldon Richardson Jun 14 5:23pm ET

    Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson (Browns) has decided not to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns this offseason, according to a source.

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    Allen Robinson Jun 14 4:13pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson plans to participate in the mandatory minicamp this week, according to a source.

    Fantasy Spin: Robinson received the franchise tag this offseason, so the two sides have about a month to reach a long-term contract. He continues to be one of the top receivers in the NFL and should be a weekly No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

    From TheHuddle

    Corey Clement Jun 14 4:13pm ET

    New York Giants RB Corey Clement received some snaps with the first-team offense during offseason workouts since RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is sitting out. He has a chance to make the final roster because he can help on offense and can play on special teams.

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    Malik Hooker Jun 14 3:13pm ET

    Free-agent S Malik Hooker (Colts) may need to wait until closer to training camp before signing with a team. He said he may only receive a one-year contract because of an Achilles' tendon injury he suffered last season.

    From TheHuddle

    Xavien Howard Jun 14 3:03pm ET

    Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (quadriceps) has been dealing with a quadriceps injury over the last few weeks and may not practice if he decides to report for minicamp, according to a source. Howard is expected be at minicamp but is looking for a raise and a contract restructuring from the team.

    From TheHuddle

    Jonnu Smith Jun 14 2:43pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith (hamstring) left practice early Monday, June 14, after suffering an apparent hamstring injury.

    Fantasy Spin: Smith was one of the high-priced tight ends the Patriots signed this offseason, so he should have a significant role in the passing game. He posted eight touchdowns last season and should be a threat in the red zone. He can be a No. 1 tight end in most leagues.

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  • NFL Week 1
    Cowboys51.5u
    Buccaneers-6.5
    Thu 8:20pm ET
    Eagles48u
    Falcons-3.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Steelers50u
    Bills-6
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Vikings48u
    Bengals+3.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    49ers46u
    Lions+7.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Cardinals51.5u
    Titans-3
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Seahawks52u
    Colts-2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Chargers44.5u
    FB Team+1.0
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Jets43u
    Panthers-4
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Jaguars45.5u
    Texans+2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Browns52.5u
    Chiefs-6
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Dolphins45u
    Patriots-2.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Packers
    Saints-2.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Broncos42.5u
    Giants+1.0
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Bears45u
    Rams-7
    Sun 8:20pm ET
    Ravens51u
    Raiders+4.0
    Mon 8:15pm ET
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