Nick Fairley told the Detroit Free Press his offseason workouts and diet program have him down to 295 pounds, 27 lighter than he finished last season.
Fairley is not participating in OTAs due to a "medical procedure," so we'll have to wait a little while to see how the big man carries himself with his new, svelte physique. He is a force on the defensive line and serves as a huge run-stopper, but he is also a beast in the pass rush as well, as evidenced by the six sacks he recorded last year. He should be fine for training camp and moving forward.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kelvin Benjamin (hamstrings) says he's 100 percent healthy.
Benjamin is primed for a huge fantasy season and should be on every fantasy owners radar on draft day. Benjamin was reportedly overweight during the Organized Team Activities, but the second-year Panthers wide receiver proclaims he is ready to rock. After finishing his rookie campaign with 73 catches, 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, it is very reasonable to expect all of those numbers to increase as Benjamin became a favorite of Cam Newton throughout the 2014 season. Benjamin should enter the season as a top-20 fantasy wide receiver. Analysis: Phil Backert
Dennis Pitta (hip) and S Terrence Brooks (knee) remain on the PUP list.
This is not shocking as both Pitta and Brooks have a good chance to start the season on the PUP list as well. The Ravens are going to be extra careful with Pitta as he tries to return from his second hip surgery. Pitta can safely be avoided as a tight end target in fantasy drafts. Crockett Gillmore and rookie Maxx Williams will battle throughout training camp to become the starting tight end for the Ravens. Analysis: Phil Backert
Cardinals have traded LHP prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Cleveland Indians for IB/OF Brandon Moss.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday re-injured his right quad on July 29 and is expected to be placed on the disabled list which leaves a glaring hole in the lineup. The trade of Moss should provide a lift for St. Louis as the left-handed hitting outfielder has 15 homeruns on the season. Moss has a batting average of .217 and an on base percentage of .288, but could see an uptick in both moving to a better lineup. As for Kaminsky, the 20-year-old lefty is currently in Single-A with an ERA of 2.09, a WHIP of 1.16 and a 79:28 K:BB ratio. Analysis: Phil Backert