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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

Dennis Pitta (hip) has not been cleared to practice at this point and could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Or he could end up retiring from the NFL. He did participate in individual drills during the OTAs, but with no contact in practice, his potential for returning as a productive NFL tight end is seriously in doubt at present. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Jeremy Hill said he wanted to build up the strength in his legs this offseason in hopes of improving his acceleration.

The Bengals used Giovanni Bernard as their change-of-pace back last season. Hill is more of a bruiser power back, so improving his ability to make tacklers miss with some additional speed and movement will just make him more valuable in the run-oriented Cincinnati offense. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Andrew Quarless was arrested for firing his gun during a dispute in South Beach Saturday, police say.

And the winner of the "First NFL Moron to Step Into the Limelight of 2015" is Quarless. Hooray!. It doesn't matter what the situation was and it doesn't matter who was involved. What this idiot is doing walking around with a gun is beyond normal people's comprehension. He's certainly going to receive some sort of punishment from the NFL which now makes Richard Rodgers a much better option as the Packers tight end. Analysis: Howard Bender

Michael Campanaro (quadriceps) has started to run and expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

Campanaro suffered a torn quad early in minicamp but it's a good sign that he will be ready for the start of camp. Campanaro caught seven passes during his rookie season but hopes to make a bigger impact this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Ryan Kerrigan (knee) has been able to start running and said his rehab is going well.

Kerrigan is expected to be ready for the start of training camp at the end of this month as he rehabs from knee surgery. Kerrigan is coming off a 2014 season where he totaled 64 tackles and 13.5 sacks. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Colts signed linebacker Justin Shirk on Thursday.

Shirk went undrafted this past season out of Division II Bloomsburg University. He will add some depth for the Colts as they enter training camp but is a long shot to make the roster. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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