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    • Sun, Jul 5, 5:49pm

      With Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games of the season, there should be plenty of slot snaps available for Johnson, NBC San Diego reports.

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      Analysis: Antonio Gates and Eddie Royal were the Chargers' main slot threats last season, with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd doing most of the work on the outside. Royal jumped ship to sign with the Bears, and Gates was talking about a reduced role even before he was suspended. Johnson is unlikely to match his production from the days when he was Buffalo's go-to option, but this is the best situation he's been in since 2012. He'll get most of the slot snaps in three-wide sets, and he also has the size to work outside.

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    • Sun, Jul 5, 3:04pm

      Pierre-Paul severely injured his hand in a fireworks accident Saturday night, the New York Post reports.

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      Analysis: Whether and to what extent the injury will affect his status for the upcoming season and beyond is as yet unclear. If Pierre-Paul does miss any time, it's a severe blow to the Giants defense.

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  • Josh Robinson DB - MIN
    • Sat, Jul 4, 11:40am

      Robinson is recovering from a partially torn pectoral muscle suffered in early June, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

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      Analysis: Robinson's health concern stems from a practice prior to the Vikings' minicamp last month, which places his status in some doubt for training camp at the end of July. If he's at all hindered to start the season, first-round pick Trae Waynes is poised to move up the depth chart and potentially be an every-down starter from Week 1.

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    • Sat, Jul 4, 9:57am

      Quarless was arrested in Miami on Saturday morning on a charge of discharging a firearm in public, the Miami New Times reports.

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      Analysis: According to a police report cited by the Miami New Times, Quarless is accused of firing a gun twice -- once in the air, and once in an unspecified but seemingly target-less direction -- around 5:30 am. The other details are less clear, but the report cites a parking attendant's claim that Quarless fired the gun from his Porsche during a conflict with a group of women in a nearby car. The attendant quoted one of the women as yelling "No, get away, leave me alone," though Quarless is not yet accused of doing anything aside from firing the gun. Still, this is a bizarre incident that could reveal something worse yet, so Quarless' standing with Green Bay is on notice for now.

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    • Fri, Jul 3, 9:48am

      Robinson said he isn't worried about the Saints' investments in fellow running backs Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller, ESPN.com reports.

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      Analysis: The departure of Pierre Thomas briefly opened up a potential path to more touches, but the Saints then signed C.J. Spiller to a four-year contract, in addition to bringing back Mark Ingram. Spiller figures to be heavily involved as a receiver and passing-down back, with Ingram likely getting most of the carries and goal-line work. Robinson may be third on the depth chart, but he'll have a significant role if Ingram can't stay healthy. An injury to Spiller probably wouldn't provide the same boost, as Robinson's skill set is much more similar to Ingram's.

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    • Fri, Jul 3, 9:01am

      With Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games of the season, Green will have a chance to prove that he's the Chargers' tight end of the future, ESPN.com reports.

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      Analysis: This is the third consecutive offseason in which Green has been hyped as a breakout candidate, but with Antonio Gates finally out of the way, at least temporarily, the 25-year-old actually has an easy path to consistent snaps this time. It remains to be seen whether Green can turn his excellent physical traits into solid production, and even if he does, there's some chance the stats will dry up once Gates returns.

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    • Thu, Jul 2, 4:37pm

      According to a statement from the NFL, the Chargers' veteran tight end has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

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      Analysis: Gates' suspension opens the door for Ladarius Green to break out as the Chargers' No. 1 option at tight end, at least for San Diego's first four games.Gates will be eligible to return to the Chargers’ active roster on Monday, October 5 following the team’s October 4 game against the Cleveland Browns.

      by NFL.com
  • Datone Jones DL - GB
    • Thu, Jul 2, 1:26pm

      Jones has been suspended one game for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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      Analysis: Selected 26th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones has yet to make a significant impact with the Packers. Through 29 career games, he's so far tallied 32 tackles (24 solo), five sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery. The suspension will keep Jones out of the season opener on Sept. 13 at Chicago, meaning his debut will take place in a Week 2 showdown against the Seahawks.

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    • Thu, Jul 2, 12:01pm

      McClain (knee) has been suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Mike Garofalo of Fox Sports 1 reports.

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      Analysis: The middle linebacker seemed to get his career back on track last season with the Cowboys, but McClain will now have to sit until Week 5 before returning to the lineup. Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens are the most likely candidates to fill in for McClain while he's out, who at least will get extra time to recover from his arthroscopic knee surgery before he does get on the field.

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    • Thu, Jul 2, 11:28am

      Richardson has been suspended for the first four games of the coming season for violating the league's policy and program for substances of abuse, NFL.com reports.

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      Analysis: As a result, Richardson, who is coming off a season in which he recorded 67 tackles and eight sacks, will see a reduction in his IDP value in re-draft formats, but he'll be worthy of an in-season pickup once his suspension is complete.

      by Rotowire.com
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