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-- Steelers Release Shaun Suisham; Sign One --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released PK Shaun Suisham (torn ACL) after he failed a physical. He had a setback in recovery from knee surgery for a torn ACL. The team also signed RB Brandon Johnson. This move gives PK Chris Boswell a lock on the starting kicking job.


-- 2016 NFL Depth Charts Debut in Pre-Season Draft Guide! --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Initial 2016 MCP (Mastermind Championship Projections) Board Released! --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2016 premium subscribers take note. Don't care to download an Excel app to customize your cheatsheet? No problem! The Initial 2016 MCP (Mastermind Championship Projections) Board has been released for your viewing pleasure! This special board will be updated often through minicamps, training camp, and the preseason. You can choose from among EIGHT Pre-Generated Scoring System Rules (such as ESPN or Yahoo) or customize your own scoring system and save it for future use. This board comes FREE with a Pre-Season Draft Guide purchase. Log into your premium account and check it out! Patrons can get a quick preview (top 10 QBs & top 20 RBs) of this board by clicking HERE.


-- Jaguars RB Game Plan --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports the Jaguars’ ideal plan at running back is for incumbent RB T.J. Yeldon and newcomer RB Chris Ivory to form an effective combination. But barring a wild formation, only one will be on the field for the season’s opening play. Ivory is more accomplished — his 1,070 yards last year were fifth in the league. “Ivory is someone that we’re counting on so his adapting to the offense is critical,” OC Greg Olson said. Yeldon was here last year — he carried the run game until an early December knee injury — so he figures to have a comfort level in the offense. Asked about Yeldon’s offseason, Bradley first mentioned his improvement in pass protection. Reading between the lines would suggest they have Yeldon ear-marked for a regular third down/fill-in early-down role and Ivory as the initial starter.


-- Lessons Learned from 2015 by a Former STUD RB Theorist --
Thu Jun 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 6/9/2016 - FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek - When I first started FFMastermind.com back in 1996, I was probably one of the biggest believers in the STUD RB Theory. Draft RBs (multiple ones) early and you can't go wrong. Well, things have certainly changed in the past 20 years. Depending upon scoring rules, I now have no problems taking a tight end like TE Rob Gronkowski with my first pick. Heck in most PPR leagues, I will target an elite wideout or Gronk before I grab my first tailback with only a few exceptions. This is what I've learned throughout the years, and let me tell you 2015 was a doozie for STUD RBs... [FULL STORY]


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Thu Mar 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jalen Ramsey Rehab Update --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) says he has no physical limitations now from knee surgery. He's more focused on getting mentally prepared for camp.

-- Megatron Staying Retired --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions WR Calvin Johnson says he knew before last season that 2015 would be his last. He's not returning to the NFL. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said after his youth football camp today at Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse High. “You ain’t got to worry about that.” “I know everybody wants to know why I retired, but it’s more so, I put a lot into the game and it’s taken a lot out of me and that’s where I’m at right now,” Johnson said. “I’m not going to get into the specifics of the things that I feel it’s taken away, but it definitely feels good, I guess I can say for myself, to spend more time around the family, my son, I just got married. So things are going good right now.”

-- Aldon Smith Court Update --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSN Bay Area reports a Santa Clara County District Attorney spokesperson said Friday that Oakland Raiders suspended LB Aldon Smith's arraignment for violating probation is not a new charge, nor does it stem from a new incident. Smith was on probation from a prior conviction, and DUI, hit and run and vandalism charges levied following an Aug. 2015 run-in with the law were considered a violation of that probation. Smith has two legal issues on his Friday agenda. The Raiders edge rusher will argue a motion to suppress evidence relating to misdemeanor charges of DUI with a prior conviction, hit and run and vandalism from an Aug. 2015 incident that prompted his release from the 49ers. According to a Santa Clara County criminal case index, Smith will also be arraigned on a violation of probation from a prior conviction. It’s uncertain what incident the charge stems from. Smith is serving a calendar-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He is eligible for reinstatement in November, and assuming he follows strict guidelines during this suspension.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Michael Valders gets to the point real quick concerning his 17 Fantasy Football Titles. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Michael has to say!

-- Packers Post Record Profits --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports the financial picture of the Green Bay Packers has never looked better. The franchise posted record profits over the past fiscal year, according to the financial statement released by the team on Friday, providing a strong foundation for football operations, upcoming investment in the Titletown District development, and continued growth in the team’s other community and charitable endeavors. Net income reached $48.9 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, while profit from operations was at $75 million. Those are healthy increases of 68 percent and 91 percent, respectively, over the previous year, when net income (which includes investment performance, income taxes and interest expenses on debt) was at $29.2 million and operating profit was at $39.4 million. Such significant jumps and record results were due mainly to impressive growth in local revenue and a drop in general expenses. The club’s national revenue, which is money shared equally by all 32 NFL teams, also grew $13.5 million to $222.6 million, a rise of 6 percent. That’s a fairly standard bump due to built-in increases in the league’s broadcasting contracts. Added together, the local and national numbers produced total revenue of $408.7 million, also a franchise record. The Packers have been ranked ninth in the NFL in total revenue for the past three years and will learn their current ranking sometime this fall.

-- Browns Teaching RGIII the Basics --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports the biggest challenge for Browns QB Robert Griffin III is "he wants to be great yesterday," as someone close to the situation said. Griffin is very anxious to prove himself. He is desperate to show he can be a viable starting NFL quarterback. Griffin has so far made good on his promise to be coachable. He is putting in the time to learn the new offense. He is working hard with HC Hue Jackson and quarterback coach Pep Hamilton to learn the basics of how they want the position to be played. His major battle is impatience, wanting everything to come together ... right now! Over and over, the coaches stress to Griffin "it's going take time." There are a lot nuances to being a quarterback, and the Browns are coaching Griffin in those areas. But they also have three big messages: 1) Plant your back foot, then throw. 2) Get down, then slide. 3) Throw the ball away, don't take needless hits from the defense. The first is throwing from the pocket. Like many physically gifted and quick quarterbacks, Griffin tends to throw off-balance. For a right-handed quarterback, a huge requirement for throwing a good pass is to plant the back (right foot) in the ground, then throw. Don't just fling the ball without setting your feet. For much of his career, Griffin was in the shotgun. He threw on the run. No one is trying to turn him into a QB Dan Marino stand-in-the-pocket quarterback. But he does need those skills. The get-down-and-slide gospel is being preached over and over to keep him from injuries. He's had two major knee surgeries (2009 and 2012), a dislocated ankle (2014) and a serious concussion (2015). The good news is Griffin has been healthy, his knee has been strong. Of course, no one is being tackled. Nonetheless, a weak knee can easily buckle in the various drills and practices that happened this spring. The Browns plan to have Griffin throwing while on the move. But they want him to do just that -- throw the ball. Don't get hit. Slide as the defense approaches. Heave the ball away -- as Griffin did, launching passes over the fence and into some back yards of houses near the Berea training complex.

-- Tarvaris Jackson Bails Out of Jail --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson has been released from jail on a $2,500 bond, after allegedly pointing a gun at and threatening to kill his wife. Jackson was released from jail Friday. Jackson was arrested after an incident with his wife in which he was intoxicated, and threatened to shoot her. She grabbed an iron and a knife at one point to protect herself, before another adult at the residence separated them. She also taunted the free agent quarterback, saying “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.”

-- Redskins Name Jon David Gruden II --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports the Redskins have hired HC Jay Gruden’s nephew, Jon David Gruden II to be a strength-coach intern.

-- Paul Manziel Speaks --
Sat Jun 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Paul Manziel, father of free-agent QB Johnny Manziel, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson Friday that his son “is a druggie” and that jail “would be the best place for him.”

-- Rams Release Two --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Rams have waived WR J.J. Worton and LB Matthew Wells.

-- Weekly Fantasy Newsletters with Daily Releases! --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The majority of the FFMastermind.com Weekly In-Season Fantasy Newsletter is written by 4-peat winner of the SI.com Fantasy Experts League, Michael Nazarek. Not only does this newsletter help premium subscribers wins thousands of dollars, but it also contains DAILY RELEASES OF CRITICAL FANTASY INFORMATION! See for yourself what's included by clicking HERE and make sure to check out week #11's newsletter from the 2015 season HERE. There's a reason why Nazarek has been so successful competing against the experts over the past 20 seasons. Hard work, solid advice, and great fantasy strategy is the backbone of FFMastermind.com. Check it out!

-- Johnny Manziel Court Update --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

(AP reports an attorney handling free-agent QB Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press. Defense attorney Bob Hinton's text indicated Manziel's legal team was seeking a plea deal with prosecutors, but suggested that could be tricky. "Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle," the attorney wrote. Hinton also wrote that he had been emailed a "heads up" receipt "which purports to reflect" that Manziel made a purchase of $1,018.77 at a Gas Pipe store at 12:03 p.m. on Tuesday, less than a day after his crash. A manager at a Gas Pipe location not far from where Manziel's crash was reported declined to discuss whether he bought anything there. A sign in the store says ID is required for purchases above $200. "I don't know if the receipt is legitimate or not," Hinton responded when asked about it by the AP. "I just know that it doesn't say Johnny's name on it anywhere that I can see. It's just that somebody in that store, I guess, circulated that to the other store managers and employees saying, 'Guess who was here today and spent this amount of money.' That's all I know." The errant text was sent Wednesday after the AP sought comment via text about Monday night's crash. When asked about the text, Hinton said he had meant to send it to another attorney on the case and was unaware the AP had received it instead.

-- Tarvaris Jackson Arrested --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

WESH reports free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on his wife.

-- Saints IR Kyle Wilson; Sign One --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints have placed CB Kyle Wilson (undisclosed) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team has also signed free-agent DT C.J. Wilson.

-- NFL to Interview Players Due to Al-Jazeera America Report --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports the NFL has informed its players union that league officials plan to show up on the first day of training camp to interview three players named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance enhancers and other drugs. Adolpho Birch, the league’s senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs, wrote in a strongly worded letter to NFL counsel Heather McPhee – obtained Friday by USA TODAY Sports – that Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers and LB Clay Matthews and Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison all will be scheduled for interviews the day camps open. The Packers are scheduled to hold their first practice on July 26 and the Steelers on July 29. free-agent LB Mike Neal will be interviewed on or before July 22, the letter said.

-- Browns Sign 4th-Rounder Joe Schobert --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have signed 4th-round draft pick LB Joe Schobert to a four-year contract.

-- Shaun Suisham Retires --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tribune-Review reports free-agent PK Shaun Suisham has announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons. "Unfortunately, the injury I sustained in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game last preseason was catastrophic and has proven to be critical to continuing my career," Suisham said in a statement.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Frank Kendelson shares his thoughts on why Working Doubletime was a key factor for his fantasy title in 2011. Patrons considering a subscription should check out Frank's comments!

-- Muhammad Wilkerson Rehab Update --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (broken leg) reports via his Instagram page that he has progressed to running on grass in his recovery from a broken leg.

-- Jaylon Smith Rehab Update --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports when you talk to Cowboys rookie LB Jaylon Smith (knee surgery), you certainly get the belief that he believes not only is he going to play in the NFL, but he's going to play, as he said, at "an elite level." He's very, very confident that his knee will fully heal. The structure of the knee is sound now. He's able to rehab. He's able to work on the resistance cords with athletic trainers. The thing they're waiting for now is for his damaged nerve to recover. There's no timetable on when that exactly will happen. It's different for every person. There's no way to kind of plan around when they think he'll be back. Most people will say that it's unlikely he'll play in 2016. They're gonna be very cautious with him because of the upside. There's a chance he could be a star player in this league. But he doesn't know exactly when they're gonna have any more tests - or the next test at least - on his damaged nerve. The last time they had one was in April. They're just kind of playing it by ear.

-- Kirk Cousins Contract Talks Going Nowhere --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SI.com reports according to both sides, it is assumed that franchised QB Kirk Cousins will play the 2016 season on his $19.95 million franchise tender. The Washington Redskins and Cousins’ camp have spoken over the last week or so, and while talks remain amicable they’re going nowhere. The baseline, as Cousins’ side sees it here, is the $44 million the quarterback would get when you add this year’s tag and next year’s tag together, in the first two years of any new deal. Washington has basically communicated that it wants to see Cousins do it again before making that sort of financial leap.

-- Steelers Release Shaun Suisham; Sign One --
Fri Jun 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released PK Shaun Suisham (torn ACL) after he failed a physical. He had a setback in recovery from knee surgery for a torn ACL. The team also signed RB Brandon Johnson. This move gives PK Chris Boswell a lock on the starting kicking job.

-- 49ers Sign 3rd-Rounder Will Redmond --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed 3rd-round draft pick CB Will Redmond to a four-year contract.

-- Aldon Smith Court Update --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith has two legal issues on his Friday agenda. The Raiders edge rusher will argue a motion to suppress evidence relating to misdemeanor charges of DUI with a prior conviction, hit and run and vandalism from an Aug. 2015 incident that prompted his release from the 49ers. According to a Santa Clara County criminal case index, Smith will also be arraigned on a violation of probation from a prior conviction. It’s uncertain what incident the charge stems from. Smith is serving a calendar-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He is eligible for reinstatement in November, and assuming he follows strict guidelines during this suspension. Smith signed with the Raiders in Sept. 2015 and played nine games in silver and black last season. He signed a contract with the Raiders this spring that lasts through the 2017 season.

-- 2016 NFL Depth Charts Debut in Pre-Season Draft Guide! --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Looking for an accurate post-NFL Draft 2016 NFL Depth Chart? No problem. FFMastermind.com debuts our 2016 NFL Depth Charts in our Pre-Season Draft Guide! These special depth charts go three teams deep for all 32 NFL teams and can be viewed with a premium Pre-Season Draft Guide, Pro Bowl, or Super Bowl package purchase. They will be updated often as we march towards the start of the 2016 NFL season! Log into your premium account to check out the first cut!

-- Others Teams Interested in Von Miller --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports if the Denver Broncos and franchised LB Von Miller don’t strike a long-term deal by July 15th, his best option could be to sit out the entire season and sign an offer sheet with another team next year, when: (1) the Broncos would be unable to use the exclusive franchise tag on Miller; and (2) the compensation for signing him away from Denver would drop to a first- and a third-round draft pick. Already, there’s buzz that other teams have made their potential interest in Miller known, through the kind of wink-nod conversations that routinely happen regarding players like Miller, who are the sole property of other teams. (Even though Miller technically is unemployed, the Broncos hold exclusive negotiating rights with Miller, making him off limits for any discussions with other teams.) If Miller sits out the entire 2016 season, there’s already a belief that significantly more money will be there for him than what the Broncos are currently offering, even with a new team having to give up a pair of high draft picks to get him. Why would a team make it known now that true market value will be available to Miller later if he doesn’t play in 2016? Even though the other team can’t get Miller until 2017, letting him know that the money will be there in March gives that team the benefit in 2016 of competing with a Broncos franchise that won’t have Miller at all.

-- Reggie Bush Watch --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

SiriusXM NFL Radio reports free-agent RB Reggie Bush says he's received calls from two teams. He's just taking his time in this process. "I want to do it the right way", he said.

-- Andrew Luck Knows He Needs to Play Better --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck admitted in an interview with ESPN that he did not play well last season, even when he was healthy. “Injuries aside, I was not playing very good football — before they happened,” Luck said. “I’ve got to be better. Toward my last couple games I felt like I was playing much better, trending in the right direction.” The game when Luck suffered his season-ending kidney injury was also his best game of the season: He completed 21 of 36 passes for 252 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, while adding 34 rushing yards against the best defense in the league in a win over the Broncos. But other than that game, Luck’s season was a mess. He finished the year with a career-low 74.9 passer rating, and the Colts went just 2-5 in the games he started (a record that looks even worse when you remember that the Colts went 5-3 with QB Matt Hasselbeck and 1-0 with QB Josh Freeman).

-- Eric Decker Speaks on Ryan Fitzpatrick --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Sirius NFL Radio reports New York Jets WR Eric Decker wants the QB Ryan Fitzpatrick contract situation resolved before training camp begins. "I hope something gets worked out, one way or the other, so we cannot have distractions going into training camp," Decker said. "It's huge. I think for any team to have success, you have to have some kind of direction. And, with training camp, that’s where you get the timing, that’s where where you kind of build the team and build your identity. And if it’s still in question marks and you don’t know what’s going on, you’re going to create some kind of issues that we don’t need to have."

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Thomas Duarte Learning How to Block --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins rookie TE Thomas Duarte faces major challenges: He missed a month of practices while taking classes at UCLA. And in the preseason opener, he will be asked to do something he has never done in a game: inline blocking. He said he practiced doing it several months at UCLA. “It's just footwork, technique stuff. You've got to build a base before you can go out there and succeed.” Any idea if you'll be good at? "No idea. Just getting a little better every day." But Duarte said he had no preference about whether he would be a receiver or tight end. Miami wanted him at tight end. “I wanted a team that believed in me. And the Dolphins organization does,” he said. “They believe in my athletic ability and my ability to become a tight end. So I'm happy with that.”

-- Kenyan Drake Feeling Great --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins rookie RB Kenyan Drake (hamstring) said his strained hamstring, sustained in a punt blocking drill the next-to-last day of minicamp, is not “major,” is quickly healing, and he will be fine for football activities long before the start of training camp. “I’m feeling great,” he said. This was the seventh injury Drake has suffered over the past four-plus years, but he politely brushed off questions about his durability that were raised by at least one scout. “You’re going to get hurt as a football player,” Drake said. “It's about how fast you recover and get back on the field. It's not about how many times you get injured. It's about are you able to play in critical moments of the season when the team needs you to.”

-- Curtis Lofton Recovering From Off-Season Surgeries --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports free-agent LB Curtis Lofton underwent off-season ankle and knee surgeries. He hopes to keep playing in 2016.

-- Tyrod Taylor Contract Watch --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR550 reports a source familiar with the situation has said the Buffalo Bills and QB Tyrod Taylor's representatives have continued to have dialogue and that both sides are open to an in-season contract extension. An agreement on a new deal for the sixth-year QB is not expected before the start of the 2016 season.

-- Bryant: Ezekiel Elliott Won't Be Hazed --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports NFL teams have a habit of hazing rookies. In Dallas, rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott won’t have to worry about that. “We need him,” WR Dez Bryant told TMZ. “We need his mind to be right.” Indeed they do. Elliott was taken fourth overall not to become a star running back in 2017, 2018, or 2019 but right away, as a rookie. Bryant also said that the Cowboys have ended the practice of forcing first-year players to pick up gigantic dinner tabs. Six years ago, Bryant forked over $55,000 for a dinner at a high-end steakhouse, and he didn’t like it.

-- Richard Gordon Arrested --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC in Miami reports free-agent TE Richard Gordon was arrested in Miami Gardens Tuesday on charges of battery and battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a police report. Gordon appeared in court Wednesday where he was ordered held on $6,000 bond. It's unknown if he's hired an attorney. According to the arrest report, officers responded to the area of Northwest 167th Street and Northwest 17th Avenue Tuesday morning after a passerby reported seeing a man punching a woman and pushing her out of a Mercedes SUV. When officers arrived they found Gordon's girlfriend, who said she lives with him and has a 3-year-old child with him, the report said. The woman said Gordon started acting crazy and flipped out while she was driving him to pick up his car near Tootsie's strip club, the report said. The woman said Gordon punched her arm several times and slapped her in the face, the report said. The woman had redness, swelling and bruising, the report noted. Officers found Gordon's car parked across the street from Tootsie's locked but with an AR-15 rifle in plain view inside, the report said. The report said about 13 grams of marijuana were found inside the car, along with a holster and two magazines. The car and gun were impounded. When officers found Gordon nearby and he was taken into custody, he yelled at an officer and kicked a car door, which hit the officer in her arm and shoulder, the report said. The report said the AR-15 was going to be used to shoot up the Office nightclub after a confrontation Gordon had the night before. Gordon's girlfriend said he hadn't slept in days and has been Baker Acted three times in the past, the report said.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Ameer Abdullah Showing Maturity --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) missed the offseason after undergoing shoulder surgery, but is expected to be back on the field at the start of training camp. Abdullah went through his fair share of ups and downs as a rookie and finished with 597 rushing yards (4.2 average) and two touchdowns. He showed a high level of maturity and dedication in an interview with Sirius NFL Radio this offseason. “I feel like I showed some flashes last year, but in this league you can’t show flashes,” he said. “You have to be consistent. That definitely had a lot to do with growing pains. “It also had a lot to do with me being immature as a player coming straight from college and not understanding what kind of preparation and mental focus it took for such a long amount of time. “I know I have a lot to give to this team and a lot to give to this league. I know I can be a good back, but it starts with those little things I mentioned earlier.” I’d be pretty surprised if we don't see a much-improved Abdullah in year two.

-- DeAndre Washington Watch --
Thu Jun 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The East Bay Times reports Oakland Raiders rookie RB DeAndre Washington will generate a lot of eyes when the team opens training camp in late July. At 5-foot-8, 204 pounds, the stoutly-built Washington provides a different look for defenses than the 6-3, 225-pound Murray. Even in a pass-happy attack at Texas Tech, he averaged over 200 carries per season the past two years for the Red Raiders and had 124 career receptions in four years. "He's good," RB Latavius Murray said of Washington. "Quick guy, great speed, great vision. I think he looks real good. Excited to get to work with him, learn from him and hopefully he'll learn from me." Nothing's been guaranteed to Washington about his role, but he did see some time with the first-team offense during the team's minicamp.

-- Matt Ryan Works on Footwork in Mirror --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports the first order of business for Falcons QB Matt Ryan during the offseason was to identify the main culprit of his mistakes. Ryan found the inefficiencies came from a lack of comfort with the technique in the new system. Committed to finding new ways to master the nuances of the offense, Ryan found a benefit from an object that most of us use on a daily basis to help him improve his footwork. “Simple things like getting in front of a mirror, trying to get your feet into position to be able to drive the ball the way we want to and the timing of the play,” Ryan said when asked how he worked to improve his comfort level with the system. Working in front of a mirror helps Ryan watch his feet closely, making sure everything is aligned properly while he practices different drops and continues to master the timing. With a full season under his belt and an offseason dedicated to improving this particular element of his game, Atlanta’s quarterback is more comfortable and ready to attack the upcoming season with confidence and poise.

-- Dez Bryant Facing Lawsuit --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports a lawsuit filed by State Sen. Royce West alleges that Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caused so much damage to a DeSoto home that West had to spend more than $60,000 for repairs. In court papers filed last week, attorneys for West call the treatment of the home “negligent and abusive.” West discovered the 6,400-square-foot home “littered with trash and feces, missing blinds and shutters, with cracked windows and blackened carpeting” after Bryant moved out in January, and his lawyers say Bryant refuses to accept responsibility for the damage. West is seeking between $100,000 and $200,000 in damages.

-- Drew Brees Contract Watch --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees termed his contract talks “ongoing,” and again expressed confidence a deal would get done. During a break in shooting a soup commercial, Brees said he has no plans to play anywhere else, even though this is the final year of his Saints deal and he’s said he won’t negotiate once the regular season begins. “I’ve been through that a few times, so you know that [the contract extension] will happen when it’s supposed to happen,” Brees said, via USA Today. “There’s so much that goes into an offseason — you’re signing free agents, you’re signing rookies, you’re going through the draft process. “Now as we get ready for training camp, I obviously, I see myself in New Orleans for the rest of my career.” Brees also reiterated his stance that he didn’t want the negotiations dragging out. “Once the season rolls around, I just want to focus on football. And I handled it that way back in 2011 — the exact same way,” he said. “So I plan on handling it the exact same way this time around.”

-- Johnny Manziel's Car T-Boned --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TMZ Sports reports multiple sources say the car of free-agent QB Johnny Manziel appeared Monday night at a Dallas apartment complex where Manziel is supposedly staying ... looking like it had been T-boned. tThe car is still registered to Manziel. It isn't known how it happened, who was driving, or if Manziel was even in the car at the time. Cops say they have no record of a crash involving Manziel.

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-- Dansby Has Tried to Recruit Whitner for Bengals --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Karlos Dansby says he's tried recruiting free-agent SS Donte Whitner to sign with the Bengals. Whitner has only visited the Rams since his release from the Browns, and apparently, he was asking for too much money.

-- The Mental Grind Might End A.P.'s Career --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports there's little doubt in the minds of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson or his trainer James Cooper that the NFL's reigning rushing champion can do it again this year at age 31 or play long enough to break RB Emmitt Smith's career rushing record. It's the toll of the NFL grind that could cause him to walk away, Peterson said. In an interview on Monday, Peterson said he believes his body will hold up as long as he wants to play. He needs 6,681 yards to break Smith's all-time rushing record, and even though only 12 players have ever surpassed 1,000 yards in a season at age 31, the running back isn't fazed. The determining factor in how long he plays, Peterson said, will be how much longer he wants to go through the tedium of NFL life. "That's it," Peterson said. "Training camp, going through the grind, OTAs and all that -- that will definitely be the deciding factor. Physically, body-wise, I'll be good. It's just mentally -- like with OTAs, I'm out there practicing, I'm going, I'm putting in work. But it's so repetitive that it's more suited toward the young guys and getting them into the system. It gets kind of boring."

-- Practice Squads Staying at 10 Players for Two More Years --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports prior to the start of the 2014 season, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to expand practice squad rosters from eight to 10 players for the next two seasons. According to ESPN, that agreement has now been extended for two more years. In addition, the new extension also allows for two more players with some NFL experience to be eligible for the practice squad.

-- DeMeco Ryans Finished? --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

AL.com reports free-agent LB DeMeco Ryans wants to continue playing in the NFL, but admits he's not had any interest from the league in his services.

-- Marquess Wilson Expected to Miss the First Five Weeks --
Wed Jun 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Tribune reports Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot surgery) is expected to begin the regular season on reserve PUP list.

-- Carroll: Tyler Lockett Will Start --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports regarding WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said "he's a starting wide receiver for us." He's much more than just special teams, one of hardest working ever.

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-- Bills Name Five --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports the Bills today announced following changes within the team’s player personnel department. Kelvin Fisher has been named Player Personnel Advisor. Pete Harris has been promoted to College Area Scout. Bo Taliaferro has been promoted to BLESTO Scout. Ryan Hollern has been hired as the team’s College Scouting Coordinator. Collin Dotterer has been hired as a Player Personnel Assistant.

-- Jets Want Brandon Marshall to Lose Some Weight --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports Jets HC Todd Bowles wants a slightly slimmer, slightly faster WR Brandon Marshall in 2016. The Jets star receiver revealed in an Instagram video Monday night that his coach told him he wants Marshall under 230 pounds all season. "I got down to 230 last year but for the past five years my average (has) been around 234, 235. But he said, 'Brandon you were so fast in Miami. That's what I want you at.'" Then Marshall flashed a shot of his light and rather bland-looking dinner: grouper and blueberries. The wideout didn't look thrilled with the meal in front of him. Hey, sometimes NFL players have to try and shed pounds just like the rest of us.

-- Alshon Jeffery Contract Watch --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports franchised WR Alshon Jeffery and the Chicago Bears have continued to talk about a long-term contract, and it’s possible a deal will get done before the July 15 deadline. Jeffery signed the one-year franchise offer earlier this spring.

-- Jaguars Sign 3rd-Rounder Yannick Ngakoue --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports the Jaguars have signed 3rd-round draft pick DE Yannick Ngakoue to a four-year contract.

-- Matthew Stafford Speaks --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports DEtroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford says he thinks it will be more difficult for defenses now that there’s no clear No. 1 target in the Lions passing game. “I think we’re going to do it a little bit differently than we have in the past,” Stafford said. “Obviously we used to feature Calvin and everybody kinda got there’s after that. It’s gonna, I think, be tougher for defenses in a certain way that they don’t know who we’re going to. There’s no guy to key in on. We’re probably just going to spread the ball around a bunch, a bunch of guys are gonna get a ton of catches and we’re gonna be alright.”

-- Brandon LaFell Working Well with Andy Dalton --
Tue Jun 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports new Bengals WR Brandon LaFell says he and QB Andy Dalton are in sync. "I’ve been working with (Dalton) for a little over two months now," LaFell said, "so we’ve got the timing down and it’s been showing in practice every day."

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-- Dennis Pitta May Be Ready to Contribute --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) hasn’t played since September of 2014 because of hip injuries so severe that there was some talk his career could be over. But it now appears that Pitta will be ready to contribute to the Ravens this year. The Baltimore Sun reports that Pitta was one of the most active and productive offensive players over the last two weeks of the Ravens’ offseason program. According to the report, Pitta is moving well, catching everything and looking like he can be a significant contributor. Ravens HC John Harbaugh said last month that Pitta looks like the same player the Ravens thought they were getting when they signed him to a five-year, $32 million contract in 2014.

-- Leon Hall Watch --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports free-agent CB Leon Hall (back surgery) could make his decision some time next week. The nine-year veteran visited the Cardinals in March, coming off back surgery. Hall has been on Arizona's radar since he visited in March.

-- 49ers Re-Sign Kendall Gaskins --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports the 49ers’ filled the final spot on their 90-man roster on Monday with the re-signing of RB Kendall Gaskins. Gaskins, who signed a two-year contract, was waived on May 6 when the 49ers signed 12 undrafted rookies to contracts.

-- Arian Foster Rehab Update --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles) expects to be healthy for 2016 training camp and is "hungry" to regain his 2012 form, according to a source close to the former Houston Texan. At least three teams have recently inquired about Foster, who tore his Achilles in late October. The Texans released the tailback in March. But Foster, 29, is inching closer to a return and is evaluating potential fits, including teams with dual-threat running back capabilities.

-- Why Joey Bosa Still Isn't Signed --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports rookie DL Joey Bosa's agent says contract language and structure is holding up the #3 overall draft pick's deal with the San Diego Chargers.

-- Vince Wilfork Wants to Play a Few More Years --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Houston Texans DT Vince Wilfork will turn 35 this season, and for a man his size (listed at 325 pounds, probably heavier) the pounding of all those years in the NFL has to take its toll. Wilfork, however, says he doesn’t see any reason he should retire this year or next year. “I feel good,” Wilfork told the Houston Chronicle. “I said until I feel like I can’t perform at a certain level or my body can’t take it, or I’m mentally not there anymore, it’ll be time for me to hang it up. But I think I have a couple more good years in me. I think, mentally, it’ll go before my body will. It’s just the amount of stress over the years you’ve been in the game. To play this game, you have to be mentally there. If you’re not mentally there, I don’t care who you are. You won’t make it.”

-- LeGarrette Blount Watch --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip), who finished 2015 on injured reserve because of his hip, didn't participate in spring practices and thus his condition is a notable storyline entering training camp.

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-- Sammy Watkins Staying Put --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missed all of the spring practices due to a surgically repaired foot. Now in the rehab process Watkins’ plan is to remain in Buffalo most of the summer to stay close to the medical and athletic training staff to make sure he stays on track with everything so his foot is right come training camp and the preseason. Watkins also plans to do a full physical assessment to maximize his performance on the field and help keep his body strong and healthy through the course of a 16-game season. “Once I figure my body out and do the assessment I need to do, I’ll figure out what type of food, everything I need to do to keep myself on the field,” he said.

-- Brees Getting Very Comfortable with Fleener --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports Saints QB Drew Brees came into the OTA and minicamp portion of the offseason with an expectation that TE Coby Fleener would frequently be an open receiver. It's what Brees saw on film last year. And it's what he ended up seeing on the New Orleans Saints practice field this spring. Fleener, along with returning WR Brandin Cooks and WR Willie Snead, were the three most-targeted players by Brees in the three-day mandatory rookie minicamp that concluded Thursday. Brees attempted eight passes to each during competitive 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team drills, with seven caught by Snead, six by Fleener and four by Cooks. "Time on task with a guy like that, the more time we have in this offense where he can understand the nuances and understand what I am thinking, and where I want him to be, and when I want him to be there, and when and where the ball is going to be thrown — that's when you really start cooking," Brees said about Fleener. "That's when you feel like a guy is uncoverable. I don't care who is on him. He's 6-5 or 6-6, there is a place where I can throw the ball where he can get it or nobody can."

-- Romo & Bryant to Work Together Before Training Camp --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) said he and QB Tony Romo will get together to throw some between now and the start of training camp in late July. Bryant hasn't been able to work in team drills and has been held out of most individual drills throughout the offseason as he works his way back from foot surgery in January. Bryant won't take part in team drills for the first time until training camp. The Cowboys' last offseason practice is Thursday at Valley Ranch. Bryant said he and Romo will get together to put in some work. And it's happening soon. "We've got a date next Saturday," Bryant said. "I shouldn't have told y'all that."

-- Jared Cook Watch --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Press Gazette reports the Packers are concerned about TE Jared Cook (foot surgery) heading into training camp. Cook’s foot surgery in early June. Neither Cook nor the team has revealed any details, but HC Mike McCarthy may be referring to Cook when he said one player might not be ready for the start of training camp. Getting WR Jordy Nelson (torn ACL) back is huge for the Packers, but Cook also might add a missing element of playmaking at tight end that could make this offense even harder to defend. Cook needs all the work he can get to develop timing and rapport with QB Aaron Rodgers. He missed most of the offseason practices because of the surgery, so that chance is gone. Missing any time in the early part of camp, when the practices are most competitive and valuable, wouldn’t help.

-- Tre Mason Watch --
Mon Jun 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Los Angeles Daily News reports Rams RB Tre Mason has been absent from all of offseason workouts following his March arrest on drug and traffic charges. HC Jeff Fisher said during OTAs this month that the Rams have to “prepare ourselves that Tre’s not going to be here.”

-- Sammy Watkins Speaks --
Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) said early this month that he didn’t have a timetable for his return, but it seems he’s developed a better sense of when he’ll resume football activities. “For training camp, I think I’ll definitely be available,” Watkins said, via TSN.ca. “I might sit out two or three days. It’s all about how I feel within those days. The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp.”

-- Charles Tillman Watch --
Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports veteran free-agent CB Charles Tillman has only one team he wants to play for once he is fully recovered from the torn ACL that cost him a chance to play in the Super Bowl last season. "I just want to play for Carolina," Tillman said Saturday as he helped former Chicago Bears teammate Matt Forte at his annual football camp in Slidell. Tillman helped the Panthers to a 15-1 regular season record before an ACL tear in Week 17 put him out for the playoffs and Super Bowl. The 35-year-old is five months removed from the surgery to repair the ACL injury, and it would be "probably another two months before I'm able to do a few more things." To join a team toward the end of training camp "would probably be the timetable," he said.

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Darrelle Revis Mum on Why He Ditched His Agents --
Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis declined to discuss why he decided to part ways with longtime agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod. Revis called it a "personal" decision. He still hasn't hired a new agent, according to the NFLPA website.

-- D'Brickashaw Ferguson Staying Retired --
Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports when reports surfaced about the New York Giants' interest in OT Eugene Monroe, it triggered a thought: Could the Giants try to lure OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson out of retirement? After all, he's only 32 years old. The answer is no, he hasn't received a call from the Giants. Ferguson is intent on staying retired.

-- Muhammad Wilkerson Seems Likely to No-Show Training Camp --
Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports it would be a surprise if franchised and unsigned DE Muhammad Wilkerson shows up on time for training camp with the New York Jets. Remember, he can't be fined because he's not under contract, so there's no downside. He won't lose money unless his sits out games in the regular season, and that's unlikely. The last franchise-tagged player to do that was OT Walter Jones in 2002, according to NFL.com.

-- When Will Miller & Wilkerson Get Paid? --
Sun Jun 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the 2011 NFL first-round draft class became the first that was subject to the rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, creating an intriguing case study. With a true rookie wage scale, a mandatory three-year waiting period before new deals can be done, and a fifth-year team-held option, how many teams would reward the best players quickly — and how many would drag their feet? The verdict is now in. All non-busts from the first round of the 2011 draft have gotten paid, with the exception of two: Broncos LB Von Miller and Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson.

-- Chiefs Injury Update --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs will begin training camp next month without one of their most important defensive players. LB Justin Houston (ACL surgery), who had ACL surgery in February, won’t be ready to participate when camp begins in late July at Missouri Western State University. “When you’re around him, you have this optimism he’s going to be back in a short period of time, but in reality it’s going to take a little bit," HC Andy Reid said Thursday after the Chiefs concluded their final offseason practice. “That’s OK. We’ve got other guys that will step in, step up for him at that spot until he gets back. The important thing is that he gets back and is healthy and that you don’t rush it and do something foolish with it." Reid also sounded a note of caution with RB Jamaal Charles (torn ACL), who tore his ACL last October. Charles practiced two days this week, the only time he’s worked on the field with his teammates during the offseason. Charles was given the day off on Thursday but Reid said that was precautionary and not because of any setbacks. “We’ll have to see with Jamaal," Reid said. “You don’t want to take any steps back. He had two good days here and then we’ll just see how he does at camp. We’re optimistic about the two days. But let’s not rush him. We know what he’s all about. Let’s get him back to where he feels good and whatever timetable that is or how much he practices there, we’ll see day by day." Though Houston won’t be ready for the start of training camp, he isn’t necessarily behind schedule for a possible return. Shortly after Houston’s surgery in mid-February, the Chiefs gave a best-case scenario for his return of six months. That would be mid-August, or about the time the Chiefs are wrapping up at camp. GM John Dorsey said recently that Houston would play for the Chiefs at some point this year, though he wasn’t specific about when. “That’s the feeling the kid gives you when you’re around him," Reid said of Houston, the Chiefs’ leader in sacks in three of the last four seasons and the co-leader in the other. “I don’t think any of us probably know but he makes you feel that way. He makes you feel like he’s going to be out there playing. “I don’t know how much he’s going to do in camp. But, listen, he’s where he needs to be right now and he’s a hard worker. He’s bound and determined to get back. We’ll just see how it works out. There is no timetable. It’s just when he’s right, he’s right and we’ll roll." The other starting linebacker, LB Tamba Hali, also didn’t practice during the offseason after having knee surgery. Reid indicated the Chiefs would also have to monitor his progress when camp begins. Houston’s replacement is LB Dee Ford, who left practice early on Wednesday because of what the Chiefs are saying is tendonitis in his knee. Ford returned on Thursday but did little work.

-- Jake Long Watch --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent OT Jake Long hasn't been this healthy in years. And now, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft is ready to play and find a new team. "I'm finally healthy," Long said on Saturday before coaching at the University of Michigan Big Man camp. "This is the healthiest and best I've felt in probably about five, six years. My knee's back. I've just been working out, feeling good and ready for the opportunity when it comes along." The 31-year-old said he wants to continue playing football despite being a free agent. Long was drafted in 2008 by Miami and became a four-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro in 2010. Knee injuries derailed his time with the St. Louis Rams, when he tore his right ACL in 2013 and again in 2014. He spent last season with Atlanta, where he appeared in four games and started none.

-- Saints IR Jamarca Sanford; Sign One --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports the Saints have placed S Jamarca Sanford (undisclosed) on injured reserve, ending his season. The team also signed DT Lawrence Virgil.

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-- Donte Moncrief Running Routes --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) tweeted on Thursday that he has resumed running routes.

-- Cecil Shorts Accepts Pay Cut --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a source says Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts has taken a pay cut. His base salary is down from $2.7 million to $1.2 million, but he now has a $500K roster bonus. That's a $1 million cut.

-- Seahawks Offensive Game Plan --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports the second-half-season outburst in 2015 came after the Seahawks shifted their offense during their bye week, deciding to emphasize quicker passes, timing routes and spread formations. They were especially successful with empty sets (no running backs in the backfield). Throwing passes more quickly also helped mitigate some of the offensive-line struggles. QB Russell Wilson was sacked just 15 times in the last nine games after the Seahawks allowed 31 in the first seven. HC Pete Carroll said to expect more of the same in 2016, the first season since 2010 without RB Marshawn Lynch as the focal point of the offense. “Our rhythm throughout camp, we stayed connected to what we did in the second half of the year,’’ Carroll said. “We went in determined to do that, and right from the get-go when we got back here on the field we were at it with tempo and timing and all that and stood strong throughout the whole camp.”

-- Jaguars RB Game Plan --
Sat Jun 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports the Jaguars’ ideal plan at running back is for incumbent RB T.J. Yeldon and newcomer RB Chris Ivory to form an effective combination. But barring a wild formation, only one will be on the field for the season’s opening play. Ivory is more accomplished — his 1,070 yards last year were fifth in the league. “Ivory is someone that we’re counting on so his adapting to the offense is critical,” OC Greg Olson said. Yeldon was here last year — he carried the run game until an early December knee injury — so he figures to have a comfort level in the offense. Asked about Yeldon’s offseason, Bradley first mentioned his improvement in pass protection. Reading between the lines would suggest they have Yeldon ear-marked for a regular third down/fill-in early-down role and Ivory as the initial starter.


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