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  • DAL Quarterback #4
    When discussing a potential new contract, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said “the money and all that will take care of itself.”
    Prescott is entering the last season of a four-year, $160 million contract. The Cowboys have waited to get a deal done with Prescott, who has leverage with Jared Goff and Trevor Lawrence signing for over $50 million a year this offseason. Jerry Jones has his hands full with Prescott and WR CeeDee Lamb in line for extensions. Prescott seems confident that his deal will get worked out while Lamb said he will not discuss his contract heading into camp.
  • PHI Running Back #14
    Bleeding Green’s Brandon Lee Gowton reports Kenneth Gainwell “has been getting a decent amount of first-team RB reps” in camp.
    Saquon Barkley managers need not panic. The Eagles didn’t sign Barkley to a three-year, $37.750 million contract to play him behind Gainwell. Instead, these early reps should serve as a reminder that, for now, Gainwell is the preferred option as Barkley’s backup, giving him some value as a late-round handcuff in fantasy. We’re barely through the first week of camp, and a lot can change over the next several weeks. Gainwell is the longest-tenured Eagles back and will presumably work ahead of rookie Will Shipley until Shipley gets acclimated to the offense.
  • ATL Quarterback #18
    Falcons HC Raheem Morris says Kirk Cousins has been medically cleared to return to the field.
    Things appeared to be trending in this direction after Cousins was spotted participating in various football activities throughout the offseason. Despite being cleared, Morris said the team plans to play him on “modified reps” rather than force him back into a normal practice setting. The Falcons are hoping Cousins can rebound to his old form post-injury and be the solution they’ve been searching for at quarterback since Matt Ryan left town after 2021. Cousins was on pace for a career year in 2023, throwing for 2331-18-5 in eight games. He has plenty of weapons to work with in Drake London, Kyle Pitts, and Bijan Robinson and is expected to raise the fantasy floors for London and Pitts this upcoming season.
  • GB Quarterback #10
    The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reports Jordan Love and the Packers are “all making progress” toward reaching an extension.
    Love continues to avoid the practice field as he and the Packers work toward a long-term contract extension. The franchise quarterback is in the building but isn’t expected to see the field until his long-term deal is confirmed. Things have reportedly been amicable between Love and the team, with GM Brian Gutekunst saying earlier in the week that he believes a deal is close to being done. The Packers undoubtedly want to get Love on the field sooner rather than later, so we’d expect a deal to get done before his “hold-in” stretches beyond the first week of camp.
  • NYJ EDGE #7
    Jets placed EDGE Haason Reddick on the reserve/did not report list.
    This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Reddick has failed to report to training camp while seeking out a new contract. Officially considered a holdout, Reddick has been hoping for a new deal dating back to his time with the Eagles. The Jets acquired him with a third-round pick earlier this offseason but have been unwilling to meet his contractual demands despite giving up a pick to acquire the veteran pass-rusher. Reddick, 29, has totaled 38 sacks over the last three years and is among the league’s top pass rushers. Contact between Reddick and the Jets has reportedly been limited, and The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt reported earlier this offseason that a new deal is “unlikely” to be reached before the start of the season. The Jets acquired Reddick, knowing his desire for a new contract. The fact they’ve done little to sign him to an extension despite trading for him remains one of the more puzzling decisions we’ve seen by a team this offseason.
  • TEN EDGE #49
    Titans signed EDGE Shane Ray.
    Ray spent last offseason with the Bills, working with them throughout training camp before being cut during the roster’s trim down to 53 players. A former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2015, Ray hasn’t played a regular-season snap since 2018 and also spent time in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts (2021-2022). He’ll be a long shot to make the Titans roster, but he should have ample opportunities to make an impression throughout camp and the preseason.
  • LAR Defensive Back #6
    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Rams believe Derion Kendrick suffered a torn ACL in practice.
    Tests will be done to confirm, but it sounds like Kendrick is trending toward missing the 2024 season. A sixth-round pick of the Rams back in 2022, Kendrick started a career-high 12 games last season, totaling 49 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and one interception while earning a PFF coverage grade of 60.5. He was expected to slide into a starting role again this season, which would leave the Rams thin at the position just days into training camp.
  • BUF Tight End #86
    The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia believes the Bills won’t “fully commit” to Dalton Kincaid as a full time starter with Dawson Knox in the fold.
    Judging from the team’s tight end usage during the first day of training camp, Buscaglia said “those expecting Kincaid to usurp the full-time role from Dawson Knox this year and push the veteran tight end into a backup may have their hopes dashed.” Kincaid’s usage and target share took a dip when Knox was healthy and active in 2023. Kincaid saw an average of five targets per game when Knox was in Buffalo’s lineup; he had 7.7 targets per game when Knox was out with injury. Kincaid’s yards per game spiked by 22 yards per game with Knox out in 2023. Knox’s presence could prevent Kincaid from posting elite numbers this season.
  • MIN Defensive Back
    Vikings CB Mekhi Blackmon tore his ACL in training camp on Wednesday.
    Blackmon suffered the torn ACL in the first practice of Vikings training camp. It’s a big blow to the Vikings secondary after Blackmon played in 15 games and started three as a rookie last season. Cornerback Duke Shelley was recently signed by the Vikings, but depth is shallow in the secondary. Entering his second season, Blackmon will now have to rehab to come back for 2025.
  • SEA Safety #20
    Seahawks agreed to terms with S Julian Love on a three-year extension worth up to $36 million.
    Love was entering the second season of a two-year, $12 million deal with the Seahawks, and is now extended for three more years. He cashes in after his first season in Seattle saw him tally four interceptions and 10 passes defended while receiving a Pro Bowl nod. Love spent four seasons with the Giants prior to signing with the Seahawks, becoming a starter in the secondary more recently while also playing some special teams. The three-year extension indicates the Seahawks are confident in Love continuing to hold down the back end of the secondary while they move on from Jamal Adams.
  • PIT Running Back #84
    Steelers placed RB Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) on the non-football injury list.
    Patterson is dealing with a hamstring issue from offseason training and is considered day to day. Since he is not cleared to practice yet, the Steelers placed him on the non-football injury list until he can return. The 33-year-old was signed in the offseason to play a multi-faceted role. Coming over from OC Arthur Smith’s former team, the Falcons, Patterson is likely to be a return specialist for the Steelers. He may also mix in on offense due to his familiarity with Smith. Once Patterson returns from his hamstring issue, there will be more detail on his usage throughout camp and preseason.