Kain Colter a return man? 

August, 1, 2014
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Unless you are an early-round pick, earning a roster spot as a rookie wide receiver often comes down to whether you can chip in on special teams. First-year WR Kain Colter knows that he will have to impress in that regard in order to stick with the Minnesota Vikings this season.
CB Chimdi Chekwa doesn't have a lot going for him as far as his pro resume. He battled injuries his first couple of seasons, and though he took part in 15 games last season, he was on the field for only 169 snaps and ProFootballFocus.com graded him out as the 167th corner in the league.

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With David Wilson waiting on "a miracle" when it comes to the latest battle with his troublesome neck, all signs point to the New York Giants leaning heavily on Rashad Jennings as their clear-cut feature back.

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On Thursday, I noted that the expectation is that after Josh Gordon has his Friday appeal hearing, he will either receive a full one-year suspension for his positive drug test or zero suspension at all. In other words, it's all or nothing, because the hearing officer will not have the option of reducing the suspension by any number of games.

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Is Sudfeld pushing Amaro? 

July, 31, 2014
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During the offseason, there was a fair amount of hype in Fantasyland about rookie Jace Amaro carrying some sleeper potential. Has he lived up to the hype early during training camp?

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The key for any young running back who wants to earn playing time, especially as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, is proving to coaches that he can handle blocking duties.

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Sure, the Green Bay Packers signed WR Jordy Nelson to a four-year, $39 million contract on Saturday, but since NFL deals are not fully guaranteed, the actual meaning of the contract requires all of the details.

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When Cleveland Browns training camp got underway, the presumption was that Brian Hoyer was in the driver's seat to start over Johnny Manziel at quarterback. Has anything changed early on in camp? Not based on the early statistical returns from the rook.

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Things had been moving in the right direction for David Wilson, whose career was in jeopardy after suffering a serious neck injury last year. However, after sustaining a stinger on Tuesday, it appears his career once again is at risk.

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Late in September, Dwight Freeney tore his quadriceps. He's 34 years old now, so it's no surprise that he said this week that he still has "a lot of rust I'm trying to get off."

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There has been plenty of speculation about what options may be on the table when it comes to Josh Gordon's impending one-year suspension, if his people present a moving case on his behalf during Friday's appeal hearing. The hope has been that the league may cut it down to half or a quarter of the upcoming season, but is that even an option?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, under offensive coordinator Todd Haley, leaned more on no-huddle sets as last season progressed. The offseason buzz has been that Haley plans to stick with that plan in 2014. What sort of statistical upside does that portend for QB Ben Roethlisberger?

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It's been nearly a year since Joe Morgan tore the meniscus and partially tore the ACL in his left knee. He was limited during offseason workouts, but is he back to full strength now that training camp is underway?

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Because the New England Patriots refuse to divulge any relevant injury information -- especially during the offseason when injury reports are not required -- any snippet of information regarding one of their injured players is gold.

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The Dallas Cowboys RB depth chart is topped by DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar, which leaves Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams battling it out for what likely will be one roster spot.

"[Randle] must play well in the preseason to fend off Ryan Williams because the Cowboys probably aren't keeping four running backs," noted ESPN Cowboys reporter Jean-Jacques Taylor.

Does Randle or Williams have an edge in the competition?

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