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Adam Schefter said Monday on ESPN Radio: “Despite reports that they think a deal could be coming down this week. Today, a deal doesn’t sound like it’s close. It doesn’t sound like anything’s close.”

We saw reports on Monday from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that a long deal term could be signed by the middle of this week but Tuesday we hear conflicting reports from Adam Schefter of ESPN. The team still has until the July 15th deadline to come to an agreement.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

The Green Bay Packers have no plans to release tight end Andrew Quarless despite the six-year veteran's arrest last weekend in Miami.

Quarless was arrested after discharging two rounds from a gun in public. His not-so-bright move won't cost him his job, yet. With the way the NFL is leaning these days, time will tell if Quarless will still be with the Packers when the season comes around. Analysis: Rob Trayah

For his next contract, Demaryius Thomas wants Calvin Johnson money. Which is $16 million per season and $48 million guaranteed.

Thomas has been a big part of the success in Denver and now wants to be rewarded for it. With Julius Thomas and Wes Welker moving on, Thomas becomes even more of an integral part of the offense and wants to be paid like a top-tier No. 1 wideout. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Dolphins DT Anthony Johnson is on the roster bubble entering camp.

Johnson is entering his second NFL season after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins last year. He mostly played on special teams with a few backup snaps during the campaign but finds himself on the bubble given that Miami has added three DT this off-season in Ndamukong Suh, C.J. Mosley, and Jordan Phillips. In addition to their starter from last year there is only one roster spot open at DT going into camp. Analysis: Matt Selz

The Giants have withdrawn their $60 million contract extension offer to DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who suffered a hand injury while setting off fireworks over the holiday weekend.

There can't be one person out there surprised at this move by the New York Giants. The official word from the Giant, "do not believe a long-term offer is in the best interest of those involved at this point." The good news is that Pierre-Paul looks to be alright but no one knows the details of the incident or the full extent of his injuries. We do know he has nerve damage and extensive burns on both hands. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Veteran receiver Harry Douglas recently raved about the "unbelievable accuracy" Marcus Mariota showcased in OTAs and minicamp.

You really have to take these stories coming out of OTAs and mini-camps with a grain of salt. Yeah, it is really nice to hear that Harry Douglas thinks Mariota has shown great accuracy but that's playing in seven on seven drills with no pads or a pass rush. Lets see how accurate he is when a 280 pound defensive end is barreling down on him.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Jason Pierre-Paul remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as of this morning with his family and there is no further update on his status.

The details of the injuries Pierre-Paul sustained during the July 4th fireworks incident are still a bit vague. He apparently did not lose any of his fingers or thumbs, but reports say that he suffered severe burns and possible incurred some nerve damage as well. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jason Pierre-Paul suffered significant burns on his palm and several fingers, and one finger may have sustained nerve damage.

Lesson learned everyone, sign your franchise tender before you light a bunch of fireworks on the Fourth of July. JPP was set to earn over $14 million on a one year, franchise tag, but might have put himself in jeopardy with this stunt. After holding out for a longer and more lucrative contract, Pierre-Paul will be lucky to get any sort of extension if his hand can even heal well enough for him to play a majority of this season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jason Pierre-Paul's hand injury is not career threatening, according to Adam Schefter.

It would seem that the earlier rumors about an injury occurring have been confirmed. What's not yet clear is how this will affect JPP in 2015 if at all.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Fred Jackson is the leading candidate for the No. 2 running back job entering training camp.

Jackson is 34 years old, but only has 1,279 career carries. He should see enough action to remain relevant in deeper leagues, and would get the lion's share of the work if LeSean McCoy were to miss games for the first time since 2012.  Analysis: Steve Pimental

Dez Bryant has threatened about missing a game or two during the regular season, but the Cowboys think he's bluffing. Bryant wants a new long-term deal and isn't interested in playing for the $12.8 million franchise tag in 2015,

The Cowboys and Bryant are having a hard time coming together on a deal and this could end up hurting the team. Bryant has made it clear that he does not want to play if he is franchise tagged so the Cowboys better get a deal going. It is unclear if Bryant is serious about missing some games during the season, but both sides have to come together sooner rather than later because this drama would not help during the regular season. Stay tuned to see how this unfolds.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Josh Robinson has a torn pectoral muscle injury.

It appears that angry people on Twitter have taken a toll on Robinson's pectoral muscle, and the cornerback is likely to miss the start of the season with the injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Dennis Pitta (hip) could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He has not been cleared to practice yet.

Pitta is recovering from his second major hip injury, and there are questions about whether he will ever play again. Right now, beginning camp on the PUP list is the least of his concerns.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Ladarius Green is expected to be the starting tight end for the Chargers with Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games of the season.

That simply makes sense. The Chargers keep saying they want to get Green more involved with the offense, and Gates missing four games will give them every opportunity to see what he can provide. Do not get carried away on draft day, however, as his expanded role may shrink dramatically once Gates is back in uniform. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson


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