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  • Ravens' Crockett Gillmore: Suffers hamstring injury Friday

    Gillmore suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice and will undergo an MRI to assess the damage, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

    At this point the severity of Gillmore's hamstring injury is unknown, while his status will continue to be monitored upon the results of his MRI. The Ravens' tight end corps is a bit crowded with Ben Watson, Maxx Williams, and Dennis Pitta alongside Gillmore, so an injury could prove costly regarding playing time early in the season.

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    Eagles' Ryan Mathews: Could return next week

    Mathews (ankle) is expected to return next week according to Eagles coach Doug Pederson, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Mathews was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury List on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury during a training session last week, but the issue appears to be minor as he's not expected to miss much of training camp. Veteran Darren Sproles, who inked a contract extension Friday, figures to compete with Mathews throughout the preseason for the top spot on the running back depth chart, while Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner could see additional reps if Mathews' health remains a concern.

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    Bengals' Rey Maualuga: Cleared to practice

    Maualuga (undisclosed) was cleared to practice Friday.

    Maualuga was placed on the active/non-football injury list earlier in the week due to an undisclosed issue, but he's already been cleared to return to the field. At this point there appears to be little concern regarding the starting middle linebacker's status moving forward.

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    Eagles' Darren Sproles: Signs extension with Eagles

    Sproles agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Eagles on Friday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

    Sproles is now set to remain in Philadelphia through the 2017 season, with the additional year worth $4.5 million. Despite his old age for a running back at 33-years-old, Sproles figures to play a key role out of the backfield and as part of the return game. Per usual he should be a bit more valuable in PPR formats as he's proven to be a versatile option in the team's aerial attack as well.

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    Dolphins' Arian Foster: Placed on PUP list

    Foster will begin Dolphins camp on the PUP list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Foster continues to recover after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during the 2015 season, while the Dolphins don't feel the need to rush the veteran back onto the field. Although he's set to turn 30 prior to the regular season, Foster could be an intriguing fantasy option, especially in PPR formats, due to his involvement in the passing attack if he's able to remain healthy throughout the year.

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    Dolphins' Dion Jordan: Reinstated from suspension

    Jordan was informed Friday he has been reinstated from his suspension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

    Jordan, who was suspended for the entirety of the 2015 NFL season due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, will be given a chance to make the Dolphins' roster in training camp as his suspension has officially been lifted. The team's defensive line, which already includes Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, and Mario Williams, could receive another boost if Jordan is able to perform well in camp and secure a spot. He comes at a bit of a price for Miami, as he's due $1.7 million in bonus money if he's still with the team on just the fifth day of training camp.

  • Patriots' Danny Amendola: Runs routes off to the side Thursday

    Amendola, who underwent an offseason procedure on his left knee, as well as a procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle, was spotted running routes off to the side while his teammates practiced Thursday, CSN New England reports.

    As was fellow wideout Julian Edelman, with both players having opened training camp on the active/PUP list. The Patriots have not outlined a timetable for Amendola's return to the field, and while seeing him run at this stage is a positive indicator, his status bears monitoring as the summer progresses.

  • Patriots' Julian Edelman: Spotted running routes

    Edelman (foot), who was spotted running routes off to the side while his teammates practiced Thursday, was "moving at a good clip," CSN New England reports.

    Edelman, who underwent surgery on his left foot in April, has opened training camp on the Patriots' active/PUP list. While the team has not offered a timetable for Edelman's possible return to practice, the wideout appears to be moving in the right direction and trending toward being on the field in Week 1, when the Patriots take on the Cardinals, with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.

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    Buccaneers' Kenny Bell: Impresses on Day 1 of camp

    Bell's performance on Day 1 of training camp was praised by head coach Dirk Koetter, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    The second-year speedster missed all of his rookie campaign with a hamstring injury, but has impressed throughout OTAs and mini-camps this offseason. Bell is one of several players competing for Tampa's third receiver job, and brings an array of physical tools to the table. He had those on display Thursday, including on a ball he snagged on a crisp slant route against offseason acquisition Brent Grimes. His Day 1 effort certainly caught the eye of Koetter, leading him to remark that Bell "...got off to a good start. Kenny definitely flashes. He ... picked up right where he left off."

  • Vikings' Taylor Heinicke: Out for three months with torn tendon in ankle

    Heinicke will be out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle in mid-July, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.

    Heinicke sustained the injury after attempting to enter his friend's home after the two had been locked out. The third-string quarterback attempted to budge the door open with his foot, but slipped and had his foot go through the window, resulting in a fairly serious injury. Clearly, this is a freak injury and the Vikings are hoping for a recovery by mid-season, but the damage to Heinicke's ankle only holds fantasy importance in the deepest of leagues.