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Josh Gordon Removed From Injury List, Eligible To Play Week1

Aug 25, 2019 10:35 PM

Josh Gordon has been removed from the non-football injury list, which will allow him to play for the New England Patriots in their Week 1 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Gordon, who was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Aug. 16, practiced in full pads for the first time Sunday.

The day after Gordon was reinstated, Bill Belichick said they would "evaluate the entire situation and do what we feel is best for Josh and the team."

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Antonio Brown Loses Second Grievance To Wear Old Helmet

Aug 25, 2019 10:08 PM

Antonio Brown lost his second grievance hearing over the use of his old helmet, but plans to move forward with a deal for an approved helmet in the near future.

Brown has been trying to wear his outdated Schutt Air Advantage helmet.

Brown, who participated in practice Tuesday wearing a certified helmet, took the practice field Sunday wearing what appeared to be an older helmet.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Fantasy, Legal

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Texans Lose Lamar Miller For 2019 Season With Torn ACL

Aug 25, 2019 9:51 PM

Lamar Miller will miss the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL.

Miller suffered the injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.

"It's very difficult to lose a guy like Lamar, for a lot of reasons. He's a great pro. He's just an awesome guy in the locker room," Bill O'Brien said after the game.

Miller had 973 yards on 210 carries last season for the Houston Texans and was entering the final season of a four-year contract.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Fantasy, Injury

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Andrew Luck Likely To Miss Week 1 Of Regular Season

Aug 20, 2019 3:59 PM

The odds of Andrew Luck being ready for Week 1 of the regular season are appearing less likely.

"Really no further updates. All we have right now is a combination of full-speed movement and pain threshold," Frank Reich said.

Luck has practiced only three times -- none of them as a full participant -- since April due to what was originally diagnosed as a calf injury. 

Jacoby Brissett will continue to be the Colts' starting quarterback if Luck, who has missed 26 games since 2015, remains out.

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Fantasy, Injury

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Ezekiel Elliott Found Jerry Jones 'Zeke Who?' Comment Disrespectful

Aug 19, 2019 4:48 PM

Ezekiel Elliott and his agent didn't care for the quip made by Jerry Jones over the weekend.

Jones answered a question about Elliott after the Cowboys' preseason game Saturday in Hawaii with "Zeke who?"

"I didn't think it was funny and neither did Zeke -- we actually thought it was disrespectful," agent Rocky Arceneaux told ESPN on Monday afternoon.

Elliott is currently holding out from training camp.

Tony Pollard had 51 yards on the Cowboys' first drive on Saturday.

"He knows exactly what to do, and he knows how to do it, so it is, he goes out there and he plays to that level," Jones said. "If he continues this through the next several weeks, he's going to be right in the middle of it early, and that will really complement what we're doing with Zeke. Not replace that. And I mean that, not replace that. Nobody's getting cute here, but it'll certainly be a great complement. ... I can picture those guys same sets at the same times out there and really giving those defenses fits."

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Antonio Brown Returns To Camp With Raiders

Aug 19, 2019 2:43 PM

Antonio Brown has returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders.

Brown took part in meetings on Monday after skipping practice on Sunday. Brown has been working to find a helmet he's comfortable using.

Mike Mayock issued a public ultimatum to Brown on Sunday to either be “all in or all out.”

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Antonio Brown Leaves Raiders, Receives Ultimatum From GM

Aug 18, 2019 8:55 PM

Antonio Brown left training camp on Sunday over his anger being denied use of his helmet.

Mike Mayock issued an ultimatum to Brown in the process.

"You all know that AB is not here today, right?" Mayock told a group of beat reporters as practice began Sunday afternoon. "So, here's the bottom line -- he's upset about the helmet issue. We have supported that, we appreciate that. But at this point, we've pretty much exhausted all avenues of relief.

"So, from our perspective, it's time for him to be all-in or all-out, OK? So, we're hoping he's back soon. We've got 89 guys busting their tails, we are really excited about where this franchise is going and we hope AB's going to be a big part of it, starting Week 1 against Denver. End of story. No questions, OK? Just wanted you guys to know where we were. Fair?"

Brown has also been upset with the league not allowing him to wear his Schutt Air Advantage helmet.

The Raiders were excited about Brown's return and after he was a full participant in Saturday morning's walk-through, the team anticipated him practicing fully as soon as Sunday.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Fantasy, Misc Rumor

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Ezekiel Elliott Won't Be Charged For Incident In Vegas

Aug 18, 2019 3:32 PM

Ezekiel Elliott won't face charges from Las Vegas police for an alleged assault earlier this year.

Elliott allegedly knocked a security guard to the ground at a music festival. Elliott apologized to the guard and was released.

The NFL investigated the incident as well, and Elliott met with commissioner Roger Goodell in New York.

Elliott was suspended for six games for an alleged assault involving a former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, even though no charges were brought in that case by law enforcement.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

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Josh Gordon Reinstated By NFL

Aug 16, 2019 8:33 PM

Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis.

Gordon can rejoin the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Gordon was suspended Dec. 20 for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league's substance abuse policy.

Roger Goodell had sole discretion on Gordon's status.

"We are all rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally," Goodell said in a statement Friday. "Everyone shares in that hope and will continue to support him to every extent possible. But as Josh acknowledged, ultimately his success is up to him."

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Packers Sit Aaron Rodgers Due To Back Tightness

Aug 15, 2019 8:45 PM

The Green Bay Packers sat Aaron Rodgers in their second preseason game on Thursday due to back tightness.

The Packers called the more "precautionary."

Rodgers had participated in all 14 of the Packers' training camp practices but did not play in last week's preseason opener against the Houston Texans.

Rodgers has yet to play a game in Matt LaFleur's system.

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Golden Tate Has Four-Game Suspension For Fertility Drug Upheld
Golden Tate signed with the Giants this offseason.

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Antonio Callaway Suspended Four Games For Substance Abuse
Antonio Callaway had 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season.

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Antonio Brown Suffered Frostbite On Feet In Cryo Chamber
Antonio Brown was not wearing proper footwear while in the machine.

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Josh Gordon Applies For Reinstatement To NFL
Josh Gordon signed his restricted free-agent tender in April with the Patriots.

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Antonio Brown To See Foot Specialist
Antonio Brown has missed a significant portion of his first training camp with the Raiders.

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