OUTTom BradyQB NE (9) 1 day ago
With Brady in line to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, coach Bill Belichick acknowledged Wednesday that now that the team finally has "some definition with Tom's situation...our priority now is to get Jimmy (Garoppolo) ready for the start of the season," ESPN.com reports.
As training camp progresses, both Brady and Garoppolo, as well as rookie Jacoby Brissett to a lesser degree, will see their share of practice reps. Per Belichick, "Tom will return as the starting quarterback when he comes back, but in the meantime, we have to prioritize the first part of our schedule, and that will be to get Jimmy ready to go." Garoppolo is thus slated to start the first four games of the coming season for the Patriots, while Brady will be eligible to return to action in Week 5 against the Browns.
Eddie LacyRB GB (4) 1 day ago
Lacy reported to training camp Tuesday in visibly better shape than he was in last season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Weight was an issue for Lacy last last season, so he did some extra work in the offseason -- particularly with P90X trainer Tony Horton -- in an effort to get in and stay in better shape in 2016. Lacy refused to disclose exactly how much he weighs when asked Tuesday, but the report says that he is slimmer than he was during OTAs, and he was already smaller then than he was at the end of last season. The report also notes that he is not back to the weight he was at when he entered the NFL, but he is several years older now and simply may not be able to get back to that weight. Either way, it's good news for fantasy owners and Packers fans that Lacy has made it a point to improve his conditioning. If he is able to keep the pounds off -- he has extra motivation in a contract year -- that should lead to improved stamina and stability, and help him improve upon his sub-par 2015 campaign. If not, he could slip into a time-share with James Starks, similar to what occurred a year ago.
Jimmy GaroppoloQB NE (9) 1 day ago
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels noted Wednesday that both Garoppolo and Tom Brady -- who is suspended for the first four weeks of the season -- will "get plenty of reps" in training camp, WEEI.com reports.
Rookie Jacoby Brissett will also see his share of reps, but NFL.com relays that coach Bill Belichick has made it clear that the team's priority is to get Garoppolo "ready for the start of the season, the Arizona game" in Week 1. Meanwhile Belichick reiterated Wednesday what has been assumed; "Tom (Brady) will return as the starting quarterback when he comes back, but in the meantime we can prioritize the first part of our schedule." Thus, barring an injury, Garoppolo is in line to play against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills out of the gate this coming season, while Brady will return to action on Oct. 9 against the Browns.
Abou ToureRB IND (10) 1 day ago
The Colts have signed Toure.
Toure gives the Colts some added backfield depth after the team placed fellow running back Tyler Varga on the Reserve/Retired list.
Kenyan DrakeRB MIA (8) 1 day ago
Drake, who pulled a hamstring this spring, is good to go in advance of training camp, the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins' recent addition of Arian Foster represents a hit to Drake's short-term fantasy upside, but Foster has much to prove health-wise, and Jay Ajayi is hardly a sure thing in his second NFL season, so Drake remains a break away from re-emerging on the sleeper front.
DeVante ParkerWR MIA (8) 1 day ago
Coach Adam Gase noted Tuesday that Parker, who was slowed by a foot injury last season, "shouldn't have any limitations and we should be able [to be] full-go right out the gate" in training camp, the Miami Herald reports.
Parker, the No. 14 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft fell short of expectations as a rookie, en route to logging just 26 catches in 14 games. He's now past his foot woes, however, and poised to emerge as a key cog in the Dolphins' passing game this season, where he's slated to serve as a dynamic wideout complement to the PPR-friendly Jarvis Landry.
Bear PascoeTE NE (9) 1 day ago
The Patriots have signed Pascoe, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
With fellow tight end Clay Harbor opening training camp on the Patriots' PUP list, Pascoe adds depth at the position, be he remains off the fantasy radar, with the team still rostering Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.
QZac StacyRB NYJ (11) 1 day ago
The Jets have waived Stacy (ankle), after he failed his physical with the team, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Rapoport notes that the Jets needed the roster spot at this stage, but could bring Stacy back once he is fully recovered from a fractured ankle that required offseason surgery. To add backfield depth with Khiry Robinson still recovering from an injury, the team plans to sign Bernard Pierce.
Aaron MurrayQB KC (5) 1 day ago
Murray will enter training camp as one of three quarterbacks (along with Tyler Bray and Kevin Hogan) in competition for the backup job.
Murray and Bray both took some reps as the No. 2 quarterback during minicamp, putting the two in position as the favorites for the backup job ahead of the rookie signal-caller (Hogan). It's unlikely Hogan will be given the boot in his first season, making it plausible either Murray or Bray will wind up losing out on a 53-man roster spot after losing the competition.
OUTBernard PierceRB NYJ (11) 1 day ago
The Jets will sign Pierce, who is set to serve a two-game suspension to start the 2016 season, NFL.com reports.
Matt Forte and Bilal Powell currently top the Jets' RB depth chart, but Pierce will give the team added backfield depth heading into training camp, with Khiry Robinson a candidate to open camp on the PUP list and the team planning to waive Zac Stacy with a failed physical designation.