Found July 25, 2012 on Gridiron Experts:

With training camps starting up, there will be an abundance of news for NFL and fantasy football fans to keep up with. We will do our best to keep you up to date with all the latest rumors, injuries and headlines from all 32 clubs. Here’s what’s going on around the league…

Check back often as this page will be updated throughout the day as news breaks…


The New England Patriots have released veteran running back Joseph Addai before training camp even began. While not surprising that Addai wouldn’t make the club, it is a little shocking that his skills have deteriorated so rapidly that he wouldn’t even be welcomed in camp. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles were the only other team that showed an interest in Addai’s services. He could be brought in as a veteran back-up to LeSean McCoy. As for the Patriots, this is good news for whoever captures the coveted goal line looks between Stevan Ridley or Shane Vereen. That battle might be the most important one in the league for fantasy football owners to pay close attention to.

Don’t expect to see Maurice Jones-Drew with the Jacksonville Jaguars any time soon. The reigning NFL rushing champion is seeking a lucrative, long-term contract, but owner Shad Khan has intimated that no such contract is forthcoming. While it’s too early to be overly concerned, it’s certainly not good news if MJD’s holdout lingers into mid to late August.

Veteran Matt Hasselbeck is listed as the starter in the Tennessee Titans initial depth chart.

Major shakeup for the Arizona Cardinals. Beanie Wells has been placed on the active/PUP list as he recovers from offseason surgery. Meanwhile, Ryan Williams, who missed all of his rookie season in 2011 with a ruptured patellar tendon, has been cleared to practice and receive a limited workload as training camp begins. This is another very important situation to monitor, as Wells rushed for over 1000 yards and cracked double digit touchdowns last year.

New Orleans Saints interim-head coach Joe Vitt said that running back Mark Ingram might not be ready to begin training camp on time. This is especially worrisome, as Ingram battled injuries throughout his rookie season and could be slow to recover from an offseason procedure oh his knee.

The Chicago Bears placed wide receiver Johnny Knox on the active/PUP list, but chances are that he will begin the season on the PUP list, or may be placed on injured reserve. Unless there is a dramatic improvement, Knox should not be drafted in any leagues in 2012.

Veteran tight end Visanthe Shianoce has signed a one year $1.2m deal with the New England Patriots. Perhaps the move will allow the Pats to roll out a few three tight end sets, as they continue to be offensive innovators.



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