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Panthers’ running back Jonathan Stewart pulled his hamstring before training camp and is expected to miss the first two weeks, according to Rotoworld.com. Per reports the injury does not appear to be serious and Steward will remain on the active roster. This is not good for a player with a history of injuries. We will keep an eye on his status throughout training camp. DeAngelo Williams will take first-team reps in Stewart’s absence.
According to Adam Schefter, the NFL suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. Rice was accused of aggravated assault charges against his wife. This was his first run into the law in his NFL career. Bernard Pierce will carry the load in the first two weeks of the season. Rice struggled last season and should still be considered a low-end RB2 heading into the season.
According to Sirius XM Fantasy Radio, Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on marijuana possession charges Wednesday night. He was pulled over for a traffic stop and the cops smelled the marijuana odor in his car. After searching the car they found marijuana. Blackmon is already serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. This does not help the troubled receiver who was hoping to be reinstated for the 2015 season.
According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo, he is "hearing" that Ravens running back Ray Rice will be suspended for two games. He did say this has not been confirmed and it’s just a rumor. We will keep an eye on this situation and keep you posted. In Rice’s absence, Bernard Pierce will be the starting back for the Ravens.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice has retired from the NFL after 7 seasons, according to ProFootballtalk.com. Rice is just 27 years old, but has battled injuries throughout his career. He decided to retire because of his concussion history according to reports. Rice caught 243 passes for 3,592 yards and 30 scores in those 7 seasons.
Tight end Vernon Davis has reported to 49ers training camp, according to ESPN. Davis did not participate in the offseason program because of a contract dispute. The Niners did not budge, but Davis gave in. Barring any other setbacks, Davis should be drafted as a No. 1 fantasy TE.
Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne said he has been cleared for camp, according to Kevin Bowen on Twitter. Wayne suffered a season ending ACL injury in 2013. He has been ahead of schedule in his rehab according to reports. It’s likely that the Colts will ease him in through training camp to get him ready for the season. We will keep you posted on his progress as we hear it.