News for All Players - 2011 AFFL

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Thu Jul 2421:03Seahawks sign OG C.J. DavisC.J. DavisGBroncosFree Agent
Seahawks signed OG C.J. Davis.
He'll be a camp body for the Super Bowl champs. Davis was waived by the Broncos at final cuts last season, and spent the year out of the league. He appeared in seven games for Denver in 2012, and seven for the Panthers in 2010.
Source: Schwartz and Feinsod on Twitter
Thu Jul 2420:55Decker to be amongst leaders in targets?Eric DeckerWRBroncosHPO
ESPN New York expects Eric Decker to be amongst the league leaders in targets.
Source: ESPN New York
Thu Jul 2420:42Antwan Barnes without return timetableAntwan BarnesLBChargersFree Agent
Jets OLB Antwan Barnes (ACL surgery) remains without a timetable for a return.
Barnes has been cleared for sprints and "quick-step drills," but coach Rex Ryan was coy when asked about Barnes' timetable. Barnes' roster spot could be up in the air after the Jets signed Jason Babin.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Thu Jul 2420:16Chiefs TE Sean McGrath considering retirementSean McGrathTESeahawksFree Agent
Chiefs TE Sean McGrath is considering retirement.
Thu Jul 2420:11Sean Smith working with the twosSean SmithCBDolphinsFree Agent
The Chiefs have continued to use CB Sean Smith with their second-team defense in training camp.
Smith's OTAs demotion wasn't the result of his June DUI arrest. He's in serious danger of losing his starting job to journeyman Ron Parker, with sophomore Marcus Cooper locked in at the other corner. Kansas City's secondary is quite suspect, with deficiencies they'll hope to mask via a dynamic front seven.
Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter
Thu Jul 2419:54'So much emphasis' on Eli throwing quickerEli ManningQBGiantsEdgar's Kids's Ian Rapoport reports there's "so much emphasis" on getting Eli Manning to get rid of the ball earlier this season.
Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Thu Jul 2419:42Report: 'Hawks have no plans to pay LynchMarshawn LynchRBSeahawksClayCounty's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks "still don't plan on" paying holdout RB Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch has griped all offseason, but his contract complaints have fallen on deaf ears. His $5.5 million salary is more than fair for a 28-year-old running back, while the Seahawks have Christine Michael and Robert Turbin waiting in the wings. Lynch has more to lose than gain by holding out, as he's extremely unlikely to get paid, while Michael could shine in his absence.
Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Thu Jul 2419:39Bengals' Clint Boling cleared for campClint BolingGBengalsFree Agent
Bengals LG Clint Boling (knee) has been cleared for training camp.
Boling's has been termed as "seamless" since he tore his ACL in Week 13. Barring a setback, he'll be the Bengals' starting left guard come Week 1. It's good news for both the Bengals' run and pass games.
Source: Paul Dehner on Twitter
Thu Jul 2419:37Leon Hall activated from PUP listLeon HallCBBengalsFree Agent
Bengals activated RCB Leon Hall (Achilles') from the active/PUP list.
The Bengals boasted Hall was ahead of schedule all offseason, and apparently weren't exaggerating. Provided he stays healthy, Hall will start opposite first-rounder Darqueze Dennard.
Thu Jul 2419:22FS Byrd to be cleared 'sooner than later'Jairus ByrdSBillsFree Agent
Saints coach Sean Payton expects FS Jairus Byrd (back surgery) to be cleared "sooner (rather) than later."
Payton said Byrd's recovery has gone "much like we expected." Byrd went under the knife in late May, and was given a shot at being ready for camp. He should be considered week to week, and likely to see time in the preseason.
Source: Mike Triplett on Twitter
Thu Jul 2419:05Marshawn Lynch to hold out of training campMarshawn LynchRBSeahawksClayCounty
Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seahawks training camp as he seeks a new contract.
Bizarrely, the news was broken by former teammate Michael Robinson on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp Live. Lynch has been making noise about his contract all offseason, but it's still a surprise after he reported to June's mandatory minicamp. Perhaps emboldened by Jamaal Charles' successful "holdout," Lynch is going to find the Seahawks much less likely to cave than the Chiefs. He has his age and the presence of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin behind him to thank. Now 28, Lynch is due a reasonable $5 million this season, with another $500,000 available through per-game roster bonuses. At least for the moment, Lynch's mid-second round ADP is no longer looking like a potential bargain.
Thu Jul 2418:39Vince Wilfork practicing without restrictionVince WilforkDLPatriotsFree Agent
Patriots NT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') is practicing without restriction.
Wilfork will likely he held out of some 11-on-11s, but he's full steam ahead for Week 1. That being said, we'd expect him to see very limited action in the preseason. There's simply no reason for the Patriots to take the risk.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu Jul 2418:30Payton: WR Morgan a 'go' for training campJoseph MorganWRSaintsFree Agent
Saints WR Joe Morgan (ACL) is "a go" for training camp.
The word comes straight from coach Sean Payton. Morgan went down last August. He'll compete for a role as a situational deep threat in the Saints' crowded receiver corps.
Source: Larry Holder on Twitter
Thu Jul 2418:06Titans' Levitre recovering from appendectomyAndy LevitreOLBillsFree Agent
Titans LG Andy Levitre underwent an appendectomy on Thursday, and will be sidelined two weeks.
In a vacuum, it's a minor issue, but it sets Levitre further behind after he missed the Titans' entire offseason program as he recovered from hip surgery. He'll be up against it to get in shape for Week 1. That being said, Levitre has yet to miss a game since being the No. 51 overall pick of the 2009 draft. He should be ready for the opener.
Source: Paul Kuharsky on Twitter
Thu Jul 2418:01Kevin Huber healthy and ready to puntKevin HuberPBengalsFree Agent
Bengals P Kevin Huber (broken jaw, cracked vertebrae) has been cleared for training camp.
Huber is over the massive hit from Steelers LB Terence Garvin that ended his 2013. Huber has been the Bengals' punter since 2009, and was eighth in net-punting average last season (40.5 yards).
Source: Paul Dehner on Twitter
Thu Jul 2417:58Bengals waive P T.J. ConleyT.J. ConleyPJetsFree Agent
Bengals waived P T.J. Conley.
With Kevin Huber (jaw, vertebrae) healthy, Conley was no longer needed. Conley hasn't punted in a regular-season game since 2011.
Source: Paul Dehner on Twitter
Thu Jul 2417:54Alan Branch finally passes conditioning testAlan BranchDTSeahawksFree Agent
Bills activated DT Alan Branch from the active/NFI list.
He's passed his conditioning test. Branch returns as one of the Bills' primary run stuffers.
Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter
Thu Jul 2417:50Dolphins stash Moreno, Pouncey on PUP listKnowshon MorenoRBBroncosFree Agent
Dolphins placed RB Knowshon Moreno (knee scope) and C Mike Pouncey (hip surgery) on the active/PUP list.
Speaking Thursday, coach Joe Philbin said Moreno was expected to go "full throttle" before "too long." He could be activated within the week. Pouncey is expected to miss all of camp, and could revert to the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the regular season.
Source: Field Yates on Twitter
Thu Jul 2417:47DT Dareus finally passes conditioning testMarcell DareusDTBillsFree Agent
Bills activated DT Marcell Dareus from the active/PUP list.
Dareus has passed his conditioning test after showing up to camp out of shape. It shows a lack of professionalism, but isn't a concern for Dareus' 2014 status. Dareus is emerging as one of the league's better defensive linemen.
Source: Field Yates on Twitter
Thu Jul 2417:22Antonio Smith cleared for training campAntonio SmithDETexansFree Agent
Raiders DT Antonio Smith (undisclosed surgery) has been cleared for training camp.
Smith was injured in a May weight-room "mishap," the extent of which the Raiders never revealed. He'll start at defensive tackle this season.
Source: Scott Bair on Twitter
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