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Jets DL Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season, per the NFL.

Richardson has been suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Entering just his third season, Richardson is already establishing himself as one of the best defensive linemen in the game, coming off his first Pro Bowl in 2014. The suspension could hinder his high goals for this upcoming season, including a run at Defensive POY. Once his suspension is up, Richardson will be rejoining one of the best defenses in the NFL.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly on the verge of a contract extension.

You had to know the Cowboys were going to give in to Bryant's hold-our/tantrum. Without him, the passing attack is barely mediocre. The team let DeMarco Murray go to free up money to sign Bryant to a long-term extension, so the cat and mouse game that's played out these last couple of months were just that -- a game. Analysis: Howard Bender

Brandon Ivory was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree burglary.

This was the first Texans' arrest in quite a few years. His status with the team moving forward is unknown, but he was likely just a rotational guy among the team's stacked defensive line. There hasn't been any word yet if he will face any additional punishment from the National Football League. Analysis: Colby Conway

Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a recent car crash and has received a fine and year of probation.

Spikes was cut on June 8 and this situation hurts his chances of latching on with another team moving forward. Spikes has always been an off-the-field issue, even dating back to his University of Florida days. Analysis: Colby Conway

Bills signed OT Wayne Hunter.

Rex Ryan loves Wayne Hunter so much, that he got a Hawaiian tattoo to help convince him to sign with the Jets back in 2008. These two have a history together and it makes perfect sense for Hunter to make the move to Buffalo with Ryan. The problem is, if Hunter starts for the Bills, that means they have literally no other options at the tackle position. He should just be used as depth. Analysis: Drew Phelps

C.J. Spillman has been officially charged with sexual assault stemming from an incident last September at the Cowboys team hotel.

Spillman is still a free agent, and he is not likely to sign anywhere following this news. Spillman had 16 tackles in 16 games with the Cowboys last season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Zach Ertz is expected to see an increase in snaps this season.

Ertz was a popular sleeper pick heading into last season due to his size and athleticism but he failed to meet those expectations despite being in a high powered offense. This news should once again bolster his fantasy appeal heading into the season as the departure of key players like Jeremy Maclin could open up the middle of the field. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Colts re-signed DT Jeris Pendleton on Tuesday.

The signing gives the Colts another big body on the defensive line and one that is known to the coaching staff. Pendleton spent all of last season on IR with a knee injury but did play for the Colts in the 2013 season including in the playoffs. He will solidify his spot on the depth chart come training camp. Analysis: Matt Selz

Dez Bryant’s holdout with the Dallas Cowboys may soon be coming to an end. According to a source, Bryant and the Cowboys are in discussions for a long term deal in the $100 million range.

After getting the franchise tag, Bryant has been spewing rumors of sitting out regular season action without a real contract. It appears that might be ending soon as one of the best wide outs in the game looks like he will getting the money that he deserves from the Cowboys. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Russell Wilson finally mentioned he wants $25 million during an interview.

The interview aired during SportsCenter on ESPN tonight. He had deflected most of the contract questions that were asked during the sit down until he floated the number $25 million a year. That would make him the highest paid player in the NFL and is $3 million more a year than Packers QB Aaron Rodgers makes. While Wilson certainly has been productive in his 3 years as the Seahawks starter winning a Super Bowl title, however it's debatable whether he deserves to be paid that highly or not but it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Analysis: Matt Selz

Sam Bradford (ACL) should be into the third and final phase of his rehab at the start of camp.

Will Bradford start for the Eagles this year? Who knows. Hopefully he doesn't suffer any more injuries, seeing as he has suffered enough in his professional career. Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow are all competing for the starting gig in Philadelphia. Analysis: Colby Conway

Keenan Allen said he’s losing weight in order to play faster once the regular season begins.

Allen was a disappointment last year for many fantasy owners, but that has fueled him to not let that happen again in 2015. In theory, him losing weight would translate to him running faster, allowing him to be an explosive deep threat for San Diego this season. He can be drafted as a WR3 this season. Analysis: Colby Conway

Chris Boyd was released from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement.

Boyd was released from the list with an undisclosed injury earlier today. The ex-Vanderbilt Commodore will no longer be a part of the Dallas organization. Analysis: Colby Conway

Paul Posluszny, who was limited to seven games in 2014 with a torn chest muscle is still viewed as a three-down player.

Posluszny missed just one game in the three seasons prior to 2014, but a torn pectoral muscle cut his 2014 season short. He appeared in just seven games, but he still registered two sacks and a fumble recovery. Expect him to be in the middle of the Jacksonville defense in 2015. Analysis: Colby Conway

Eagles have released G Cole Manhart.

Manhart was an undrafted free agent rookie who signed with the Eagles for some guaranteed money. The fact that he was guaranteed $10,000 of his 2015 salary and a $5000 signing bonus hints that he may have disappointed during the the OTA and minicamp practices. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson


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