Ace Sanders WR JAC 13 Hrs
NFL suspended Jaguars WR Ace Sanders four games.
Sanders won't appeal the suspension, but expects to miss the majority of training camp as he tends to "personal issues." Without coming out and saying it, Sanders made multiple allusions to substance-abuse issues. "I've decided to go seek that help and get that attention," Sanders said. "Counseling, anybody that can give me insight." Already no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart, Sanders has greatly jeopardized his role in the Jaguars' offense. Coming off an uninspiring rookie campaign, Sanders may not have a role when he comes off his ban.
Donald Brown RB SD 14 Hrs
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Donald Brown is ticketed for "grunt work" in San Diego.
The word comes straight from GM Tom Telesco. That is not to say Brown will receive zero touches, but Ryan Mathews will remain the Bolts' primary grinder, with Danny Woodhead monopolizing passing-down looks. Brown will be tasked with picking up blitzes and other dirty work. We wouldn't expect more than 5-6 touches per game.
Danny Woodhead RB SD 14 Hrs
Chargers signed RB Danny Woodhead to a two-year contract extension through 2016.
Financial terms are not yet available, though Woodhead is currently scheduled to make $1.75 million this season. Heading into his age-29 campaign, Woodhead set new career highs with 76 catches and 106 carries in 2013. He'll remain the Bolts' primary passing-down back this season, but should cede touches to Donald Brown. Woodhead is an RB2/3 in PPR leagues.
Josh Gordon WR CLE 14 Hrs
The Browns have "no plans" to release Josh Gordon, and expect him to participate in training camp while his suspension appeal is heard.
Julio Jones WR ATL 14 Hrs
Julio Jones will be "limited" for the start of training camp, but has avoided the active/PUP list.
We'd obviously prefer to see Jones at 100 percent from Day 1, but the fact that he's avoided the PUP list is a strong sign the Falcons aren't worried about his health. Jones' preseason reps figure to be strictly managed, but he'll be ready to rock as a top-five receiver for Week 1.
Corey Peters DL ATL 14 Hrs
Falcons placed DT Corey Peters (Achilles') on the active/PUP list.
He'll be joined there by second-year S Zeke Motta (neck). Peters went down last Week 16, so it's far from a guarantee that he'll be ready for the regular season. He's a candidate to sit out training camp and revert to reserve/PUP, which would cost him the first six games.
D. J. Moore DB TB 14 Hrs
Bucs released CB D.J. Moore.
Rolando McClain LB DAL 14 Hrs
Cowboys LB Rolando McClain's trial for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct will begin Friday in Decatur, Ala.
McClain's attorney had attempted to have the proceedings delayed so McClain wouldn't have to miss time in training camp, but the judge refused. The case has already been delayed three times. Even with the Cowboys' defense in utter disarray, McClain is a long shot to crack the 53-man roster.
DeSean Jackson WR WAS 14 Hrs
DeSean Jackson averaged 3.85 catches for 67.3 yards and 0.32 touchdowns per game on a 52.2 percent catch rate in five years under Andy Reid.
In one year with Chip Kelly (last season), Jackson's numbers surged to 5.12 catches for 83.2 yards and 0.56 touchdowns on a 65.0 catch rate. He also stayed completely healthy for the first time since 2008. Now out of the Kelly offense again and sharing No. 1 wideout duties with Pierre Garcon, there's reason to think that career-best season was an outlier. Read more in Adam Levitan's ADP Overvalued column, linked below.
Jameel McClain LB NYG 15 Hrs
X-rays on Giants SLB Jameel McClain's foot came back negative.
However, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports McClain could undergo an MRI on Wednesday. For now, the Giants are saying McClain is simply dealing with "soreness" after being carted off the practice field on Tuesday. The G-Men can ill afford McClain's injury to be serious with Jon Beason (foot) on the shelf.