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Dontari Poe underwent back surgery on July 15th. He won’t participate in physical activity during training camp.

Kansas City's massive DT will miss all of camp. If he's forced to open the season the PUP list he'll have to sit out the first six games of the season. It's a big blow for the Chiefs defense.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Browns have signed OL Erle Ladson.

Ladson, an UDFA, has never appeared in an NFL game although he was previously in Oakland. He'll hope to survive cuts and break camp with the Browns.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Bills released guard Chris Williams with a designation of failed physical on Tuesday.

Williams signed a four-year, $13.5 million contract last offseason, but only played in three games before getting injured. Buffalo is saving some cap space by releasing him.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Saints place Marques Colston, Jarius Byrd and Glenn Foster on the PUP (active) to start camp.

Colston has an undisclosed injury, although the Saints are likely just managing his practice time in order to keep the oft-injured veteran healthy. New Orleans is going to need Colston to step up big time with the loss of Jimmy Graham.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on active/NFI list.

No news yet on what the reasoning actually is, but he's not expected to miss a ton of time. Hyde needs the reps in order to establish himself as the lead guy so this is concerning from a fantasy perspective. The Niners backfield should be an intriguing news story throughout the preseason.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Saints release DT Brodrick Bunkley.

A failed physical did Bunkley in on this one as he apparently has not fully healed from a torn quad he sustained in November. Once healthy he could be a useful run stopper in the middle of the line for a team but at 31-years old he's almost assuredly on the back end of his career at this point. Analysis: Matt Selz

Bears have signed DL David Carter to a one-year contract.

Carter will be, if he sticks with the team, should only be a deep bench option for the Bears defensive line squad. He was originally an undrafted free agent signed in 2011 by Arizona who most recently played in the preseason for Jacksonville last year. Carter has registered only 29 career tackles across four seasons in the NFL. Analysis: Matt Selz

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell’s suspension has been reduced to 2-games from three.

Well that happened quickly, from three days ago not knowing when his appeal will be heard to now having it reduced? Le'Veon Bell will still be a top fantasy RB and should be considered at the very top of the first round especially in PPR leagues given the amount of check downs Roethlisberger throws a game. DeAngelo Williams will start in his place for the first two games of season. Analysis: Matt Selz

NFL announces that Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

A lack of cooperation with the investigation and no evidence showing he did not have knowledge of the deflation is what makes the suspension stick. Ted Wells, the NFL appointed investigator, requested texts and emails from Tom Brady which he did not only refuse to provide, he reportedly went so far as to destroy his personal cell phone. Brady and his legal team will now take this case to court in order to attempt to reduce the suspension and clear his sullied name, but that may backfire on Brady because he will then be legally required to turn over the texts and emails the league originally wanted. As of now he will miss the first four games but we will have to see what the courts decide. Analysis: Matt Selz

Sammy Watkins says he's going to be "full go" in practice when the Bills open training camp Friday.

Hype has followed Watkins from Clemson to Buffalo after being a high first round draft pick in the 2014 Draft and disappoint followed to a degree with an injury plagued rookie season. Watkins had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip back in January and looks to break out this season in the new Bills scheme with Rex Ryan as head coach. The only hesitation about drafting Watkins this season should be that there is a serious lack of QB play in Buffalo right now with either Matt Cassel or E.J. Manuel being named a starter. Analysis: Matt Selz

Todd Gurley has passed his conditioning test, and should be able to progress to football activities soon.

It seems that the heavily touted running back out of Georgia is making some real progress in his rehab. We all know that Gurley is recovering from a torn ACL but is still considered one of the best backs to come out of college since Adrian Peterson. Reports on Monday said that he should be activated before the Rams Week 6 bye. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Muhammed Wilkerson will report to training camp Wednesday.

Wilkerson has decided to prove it on the field in 2015 that he is deserving of a mega deal next off-season when he becomes a free agent. He will receive $6.96 million in the final year of his rookie deal. If he does continue to be a dominant defensive lineman, he could command at least what the Saints Cameron Jordan received two-months ago which was five-years, $60 million dollars. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Le'Veon Bell (suspension) is negotiating a settlement with the NFL to reduce his suspension to one or two games.

This incident happenly nearly a year ago and Bell is just now negotiating a settlement with the NFL. He was pulled over in August of 2014 with with marijuana in his car, and was charged with both possession and received a DUI. This is a first offense for Bell and in all likely-hood the suspension will be reduced. If it is taken down to one or two games, Bell should be considered the number one overall player in fantasy especially in a PPR league. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Geno Atkins tore his ACL on Halloween night in 2013. Rather than training and improving, Atkins was forced to rehabilitate throughout the ensuing offseason. Atkins has been training and preparing this offseason for the coming year. And according to defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, he's dominating.

Bengals Defensive line coach Jay Hayes said, "It's scary how fast and explosive he is right now ... I think he has the confidence that he has his legs under him." It was a down 2014 for Atkins coming off his ACL injury but he looks primed and ready to go for a comeback 2015 season. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Talks on a possible settlement between Tom Brady (suspension) and the NFL continued Tuesday.

This story just does not want to end and even after a ruling is made, it will not end there. If Goodell upholds his original ruling of four-games, then it is a foregone conclusion that Tom Brady and his representatives will take the NFL to court. He will in all likely-hood, "seek an injunction that will allow him to play while his case works its way through the courts," according to ESPN.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

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