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All clear in Cincy: QB Joe Burrow ready for training camp

Mon Jul 22 12:58pm ET
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Joe Burrow enters training camp on Tuesday with full medical clearance from the torn wrist ligament that crashed the Cincinnati Bengals' No. 1 quarterback onto season-ending injured reserve last November.

Burrow has no contact limitations and the Bengals plan to "most likely" play him -- albeit selectively -- in preseason games next month, head coach Zac Taylor said Monday.

Burrow was limited for the month of August last year with a calf injury sustained in on-field workouts that was initially feared to be far worse. He was initially hurt July 27 and tweaked the injury Week 2 against the Ravens.

In Week 11 of the 2020 season, Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury and required surgery to repair his torn ACL and MCL.

Most starting quarterbacks with established No. 1 roles in the NFL did not play in preseason games the past two years.

Burrow attempted one pass -- it was incomplete -- in the 2021 preseason, the last time he was on the field in a preseason game.

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Rashid Shaheed Jul 22 11:27am ET
Rashid Shaheed

Dynasty | The Saints have signed wide receiver Rashid Shaheed to a contract extension. Dynasty Analysis: The modest $5.2 million to keep Shaheed in New Orleans for at least the next two seasons cuold prove to be a relative bargain. Last year, Shaheed took a nice second year leap, finishing with a 46/719/5 line on nearly 16 yards per catch. Chris Olave remains the primary threat for the Saints but the wide receiver corps is spotty after that, leaving Shaheed an opportunity for an even bigger season next year. He remains one of the better late round dynasty picks this off-season.

Emmanuel Ogbah Jul 22 9:40am ET
Emmanuel Ogbah

The Miami Dolphins are hosting free agent pass rushers Yannick Ngakoue and Emmanuel Ogbah after the news of Shaquil Barrett deciding to retire. Ngakoue most recently played for the Chicago Bears but has bounced around to six different teams in his eight-year career. For the Bears in 2023, he posted 22 tackles (13 solo), 4.0 sacks, and seven QB hits across 13 games. Ogbah played for the Dolphins over the last four years but was cut this offseason for salary-related reasons after they brought in Barrett. With Miami, he registered 24.5 sacks, 114 tackles (65 solo), and 61 QB hits.

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Gerald Everett Jul 22 9:10am ET
Gerald Everett

Chicago Bears tight end Gerald Everett is being activated from the non-injury football list on Monday according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. The former Charger is getting activated just in time for the start of training camp as he'll go up against Cole Kmet and Marcedes Lewis for his spot on the depth chart this year. The Bears put a lot of weapons in the passing game surrounding rookie quarterback Caleb Williams, so Everett will have a much tougher time racking up enough stats to be fantasy-relevant compared to last year.

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Greg Dulcich Jul 22 9:00am ET
Greg Dulcich

Denver Broncos tight end Greg Dulcich will officially avoid the PUP list to start training camp after dealing with a hamstring and a foot issue. His injuries limited him to just two games played this past season, so a clean bill of health heading into a training camp is a big deal for Dulcich heading into his third season. Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to establish himself as the starting tight end just yet, so training camp and preseason are going to be very important as he battles with Adam Trautman and Lucas Krull for snaps. As of right now, he doesn't seem to be viable in most fantasy leagues unless he breaks out before the season begins.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Jul 22 8:50am ET
Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on the non-football injury list on Saturday but has been removed on Monday and will practice. The former first-round pick is heading into his fifth season with the Chiefs and seems likely to continue in the backup role that he played in 2023. Last season, he saw 223 yards and one touchdown on the ground with 188 yards and one touchdown through the air. Since he's not seeing as much work as his first two years in the league, he'll likely remain a waiver wire streamer or at the end of benches in deeper leagues.

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Kenny Clark Jul 21 8:10pm ET
Kenny Clark

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark agreed to a three-year, $64 million extension with the club. The Packers selected the 28-year-old with the No. 27 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 123 games with Green Bay, he's totaled 379 tackles, seven forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries. Clark also has 34 sacks on his resume, including a career-high 7.5 sacks during the 2023-24 campaign.

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Jayden Reed Jul 21 8:00pm ET
Jayden Reed

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list on Sunday. The second-year wideout suffered an injury while away from the team. However, he is "totally fine" and expected to miss only a few days of training camp before his eventual activation. Reed had an impressive first season in the National Football League, amassing 793 yards and eight touchdowns off 64 catches, adding 119 yards and two scores off 11 carries. With Jordan Love anticipated to have a solid year in 2024-25, Reed has 1,000-yard receiving potential, meaning he'll draw plenty of interest from fantasy managers heading toward Week 1.

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Cam Akers Jul 21 7:40pm ET
Cam Akers

Free-agent running back Cam Akers (Achilles) agreed to a deal with the Texans. Houston hosted him for a workout on Sunday. Apparently, things went well, so he'll join a team that already has Joe Mixon, Dameon Pierce, and Dare Ogunbowale on the roster. Akers spent four seasons with the Rams before suiting up for the Vikings in 2023. He appeared in six contests for Minnesota, rushing for 138 yards and a touchdown off 38 carries, adding 11 receptions for 70 yards. Unfortunately, the 25-year-old is coming off his second Achilles tear. At any rate, Akers' anticipated volume should help keep him on the field, assuming he remains with the team come Week 1. However, his reduced workload won't earn him a spot on most fantasy rosters.

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Lamar Jackson Jul 21 7:30pm ET
Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) was sent home from the team's first day of training camp. Details surrounding the nature of his symptoms were scarce. However, NFL insider Josina Anderson provided an update, reporting that the signal-caller is dealing with a "pretty bad" illness. Without question, this is not the way anyone would want to start camp. Hopefully, Jackson's sickness won't keep him off the field for an extended period. The two-time MVP is coming off a potent season. He finished by throwing for 3,678 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, adding 821 yards and five scores off 148 carries. Jackson also completed a career-high 67.2% of his passes. Fantasy managers should expect more information regarding his health on Monday.

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Kenny Clark Jul 21 6:13pm ET
Kenny Clark

Green Bay Packers DL Kenny Clark agreed to terms on a three-year, $64 million contract extension on Sunday, July 21, according to his agents. Clark will now make $29 million in 2024.

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Marcus Davenport Jul 21 4:13pm ET
Marcus Davenport

Detroit Lions DB Brian Branch (ankle), LB Marcus Davenport (ankle) and DL D.J. Reader (quadriceps) were placed on the active/physically unable to perform list on Sunday, July 21. Also, OT Giovanni Manu (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list.

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Gerald Everett Jul 21 3:23pm ET
Gerald Everett

Chicago Bears TE Gerald Everett (undisclosed) was activated from the non-football injury list Sunday, July 21.

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Lamar Jackson Jul 21 2:33pm ET
Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) was sent home from practice due to an illness, the team announced Sunday, July 21.

Fantasy Spin: Unless this unexpectedly turns into a long-term issue, managers shouldn't be worried about Jackson's prospects for the season. He's a top-tier QB1 option in all formats.

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Christian Harris Jul 21 2:00pm ET
Christian Harris

Houston Texans third-year linebacker Christian Harris (leg) currently isn't practicing with the team for the start of training camp as he recovers from a soft-tissue injury that isn't considered long-term, according to a league source. Harris, who broke out in his second year in the league in 2023, is expected to make a full recovery before the regular-season opener on Sept. 8 against the division-rival Indianapolis Colts. He has missed three practices but is expected to return soon. The 23-year-old had a career-high 101 tackles (65 solo), two sacks, seven tackles for loss, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble in 16 regular-season games (12 starts) and also returned a pick for a touchdown in a playoff win over Cleveland. While he probably isn't going to be drafted in standard IDP fantasy leagues this fall, he should be on the radar as a streaming option as long as he stays healthy.

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Lamar Jackson Jul 21 1:50pm ET
Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) was sent home from training camp practice on Sunday with an illness. Jackson should return to practice at some point next week and will be a top-five fantasy QB in 2024 after winning his second NFL MVP award in 2023. The biggest storyline of the offseason for the 27-year-old dual-threat signal-caller is that he dropped weight in order to be more agile in 2024, as if he wasn't agile enough already. The biggest question for fantasy managers is whether his drop in weight will make him more injury-prone. New running back Derrick Henry could steal plenty of goal-line opportunities away from Jackson, but he should still maintain high-end fantasy upside heading into his seventh season in the NFL.

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Emmanuel Ogbah Jul 21 1:30pm ET
Emmanuel Ogbah

The Miami Dolphins will host free-agent edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah for a workout on Monday, according to a source. Ogbah could fill a much-needed pass-rush void for the Dolphins after Shaq Barrett announced his retirement on Saturday. The 30-year-old veteran was productive in a limited role last year in Miami and produced 5.5 sacks on just 25 percent of the defensive snaps, and he could be more productive if he re-signs under new defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver. In addition to his 5.5 sacks last year, the former second-round selection (32nd overall) by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 out of Oklahoma State had 20 tackles (seven solo), nine QB hits, an interception and a forced fumble in 15 games (one start). The Dolphins cut Ogbah back in February in a move to save salary cap space.

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Avonte Maddox Jul 21 1:20pm ET
Avonte Maddox

The Philadelphia Eagles placed safety Sydney Brown (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Sunday, according to a source. It means that Brown won't be able to practice with the rest of the team for the start of training camp this summer. It's not a surprise after Brown tore his ACL in the regular-season finale last year against the New York Giants. He was a core special-teamer in his rookie campaign in 2023 and only played 335 snaps on defense despite the team having a thin secondary. In addition to his knee injury, Brown missed three games due to a hamstring injury. When he saw extended action later in the year, he was typically out of position at slot corner, filling in for Avonte Maddox and Bradley Roby. Despite tearing his ACL late last year, there's a chance the 24-year-old could be ready for the start of the regular season in Week 1 this fall.

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Cam Akers Jul 21 1:10pm ET
Cam Akers

The Houston Texans worked out veteran free-agent running back Cam Akers (Achilles) on Sunday, according to a source. The former second-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams has also drawn interest from the Minnesota Vikings, where he played in 2023 after a trade and suffering another torn Achilles. Akers played in six games last year in Minnesota and rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown, adding 11 catches for 70 yards. Houston also worked out RBs Deon Jackson and Miyan Williams earlier this week as they look for additional backfield depth behind Joe Mixon, Devin Singletary and Dare Ogunbowale, among others. The 25-year-old is going to need to prove he's fully healthy to get a shot as a depth option in the Texans' backfield, and he can be ignored heading into 2024 fantasy drafts.

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Justin Reid Jul 21 1:10pm ET
Justin Reid

The Kansas City Chiefs placed safety Justin Reid (quadriceps) on the Non-Football Injury list for the start of training camp. Head coach Andy Reid said that Reid is "day-to-day." It's not ideal that Reid won't be able to practice with the rest of the team for the start of practices this summer, but it sounds like he'll be able to come off the NFI list sooner than later. The 27-year-old defensive back should be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season as the Chiefs look to become the first team in NFL history to win three straight Super Bowls. The former third-round pick (68th overall) of the Houston Texans in 2018 out of Stanford is entering his third year in KC after posting career-highs in total tackles (95) and sacks (three) while picking off one pass and breaking up seven passes in 16 regular-season games in 2023. He should once again be relevant in IPD fantasy leagues as a key piece of KC's secondary.

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Kenyan Drake Jul 21 12:13pm ET
Kenyan Drake

Dynasty | Free agent running back Kenyan Drake has retired from the NFL> Dynasty Analysis: In the latest episode of, "Boy, these running backs don't have long careers," Drake hangs up the cleats after eight seasons in the league. His best season came in Arizona in 2020 where he had nearly 1,000 rushing yards and scored ten touchdowns. From a dynasty perspective, Drake will always be remembered as a player who managers always wanted to see have a chance at true bellcow duties but never really got the opportunity to see that happen. Drake spent time with the Dolphins, Cardinals, Raiders, Ravens, Packers and Browns. He can now be safely dropped from even the deepest dynasty rosters.

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