Panthers sign G/C Kevin Matthews
Kevin Matthews | CAR
(July 23, 2014 5:52 PM EDT)
Panthers signed G/C Kevin Matthews.
Matthews is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews and the brother of Falcons rookie OT Jake Matthews. However, he's not quite as talented. Kevin has appeared in 17 career games, making three starts. He'll compete for a roster spot.
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Browns RB Terrance West opens camp on NFI
Terrance West | CLE
(July 23, 2014 5:28 PM EDT)
Browns placed RB Terrance West (undisclosed) on the active/NFI list.
There's been no indication that West is dealing with anything serious, and we'll consider him day-to-day unless we hear otherwise. Ben Tate's stock gets a bit of a boost with this news, as he projects to open camp with the first-team offense. But West will be back to give Tate a run for his money. Coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday that the running back competition will be the "best" one in camp.
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Lions place WR Tate, DE Ansah on active/PUP
Golden Tate | DET
(July 23, 2014 5:26 PM EDT)
Lions placed WR Golden Tate (shoulder) and RE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) on the active/PUP list.
Rookie WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) joins them. Tate landed on his shoulder wrong in the spring. We'll consider him day-to-day. Ansah is recovering from shoulder surgery and was fully expected to open camp on PUP. He'll be ready for Week 1.
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Redskins place WR Hankerson on active/PUP
Leonard Hankerson | WAS
(July 23, 2014 5:22 PM EDT)
Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) on the active/PUP list.
Hankerson tore his ACL and LCL in Week 11 and is questionable for the start of the season. He's squarely on the roster bubble. Joining him on the PUP list is OL Maurice Hurt, who reported out of shape for the second year in a row.
Chiefs give Charles 2-year, $18.1M extension
Jamaal Charles | KC
(July 23, 2014 4:39 PM EDT)
Chiefs signed RB Jamaal Charles to a two-year, $18.1 million contract extension through 2017.
So much for that holdout. Charles is now the second-highest paid running back in the league behind Adrian Peterson and is locked up through his age-31 campaign. On his previous deal, Charles was scheduled to make $3.9 million in salary and bonuses this season. He'll now make $8.3 million in 2014. It's well deserved after Charles put the Chiefs' offense on his back and carried them to the playoffs in 2013. Charles is entering his age-28 season. He's a locked-in top-three fantasy back, along with Peterson and LeSean McCoy.
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Giants 'concerned' with Beckham's hamstring
Odell Beckham | NYG
(July 23, 2014 4:33 PM EDT)
Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted the team is concerned about first-round rookie WR Odell Beckham's "tweaked" hamstring.
"He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern," Reese said. Beckham first injured the hammy in the spring, and then re-tweaked it on his first route on the opening day of training camp Tuesday. Coach Tom Coughlin said after Wednesday's practice that he has no idea when Beckham will be back on the field. Rookie receivers tend to struggle in year one anyway, so any missed practice time for Beckham is a concern. Jerrell Jernigan ran with the starters in three-wide sets on Wednesday.
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Bengals TE Gresham (back) opens camp on PUP
Jermaine Gresham | CIN
(July 23, 2014 4:30 PM EDT)
Bengals placed TE Jermaine Gresham (back) on the active/PUP list.
Gresham underwent hernia surgery in the spring and missed OTAs and minicamp. He's not quite ready, but should be considered day-to-day or week-to-week. Gresham is way off the fantasy radar with Tyler Eifert in the fold.
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Justin Smith underwent shoulder surgery
Justin Smith | SF
(July 23, 2014 4:25 PM EDT)
49ers RE Justin Smith revealed he had offseason shoulder surgery.
Smith says he suffered shoulder damage in last year's training camp, but played through it and had it repaired over winter. Entering his 14th season, Smith said he's now taking his career one year at a time. He's missed just three games.
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Panthers sign C Fernando Velasco
Fernando Velasco | CAR
(July 23, 2014 4:19 PM EDT)
Panthers signed C Fernando Velasco.
Velasco, 29, started 11 games for the Steelers last season before going on injured reserve with an Achilles' injury. He's made 30 career starts across five seasons and will compete for a backup job behind Ryan Kalil.
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Chargers place RG Clary (hip) on active/PUP
Jeromey Clary | SD
(July 23, 2014 4:12 PM EDT)
Chargers placed RG Jeromey Clary (hip) on the active/PUP list.
Clary underwent offseason hip and shoulder surgeries and was still on crutches last month. There have been rumblings he may not be ready for the opener and could open the season on reserve/PUP, which would keep him sidelined the first six weeks. Rookie Chris Watt will handle starter's reps in Clary's place.
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