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Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is already having "exchange problems" early in camp, per ESPN Cleveland. It appears he fumbled two handoffs and dropped a short pass. This is something that Crowell struggled with last season which led him to a reduced role later in the season. While he’s expected to be the team’s lead back to start the season, if he continues to have ball security issues that can quickly change. We will keep an eye on Crowell and keep you posted on his progress.
Wide receiver James Jones signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants. Jones is familiar with Ben McAdoo’s offense as he played for him in Green Bay from 2007-2013. He brings a veteran presence, and could be a small factor if Victor Cruz doesn’t return fully healthy and Reuben Randle starts off slow once again. For now, it’s just worth noting and something to keep an eye on.
Dallas Cowboys running back, Darren McFadden, begins training camp on the active/PUP list with a hamstring injury. He’s been dealing with hamstring issues since OTAs. This is unfortunate for McFadden and the Cowboys, but shouldn’t come as a surprise as he’s dealt with injuries all through his career. We will keep an eye on his status throughout camp and keep you posted. Fantasy owners shouldn’t invest an early pick on McFadden, he’s too much of a risk.
Per ESPN Milwaukee, Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson returned to OTAs Wednesday. He took part of individual drills in his first practice back. He had hip surgery during the offseason and is expected to be for the start of training camp.
According to the teams’ website, Detroit Lions aren't sure if running back Joique Bell will be in shape by training camp. "Really, I think your biggest concern is just, is he going to be able to get in the shape that you wanted to at the beginning of camp," OC Joe Lombardi said. "But we’ll be careful with him and smart and ramp him up as we go." Bell had surgery on his knee and Achilles this offseason, and has not participated in any offseason program. There was a lot of buzz surrounding Bell after the team parted ways with Reggie Bush, but if he can’t get on the field then he won’t be able to take advantage of the opportunity. Meanwhile, rookie Ameer Abdullah has been working with the starters and making a positive impression. We’d be apprehensive taking Bell at his current fifth round ADP.
Chiefs’ wide receiver Jeremy Maclin sat out Wednesday's OTA and is considered day-to-day with a foot inflammation, per Terez Paylor on Twitter. For now it doesn’t appear serious, but it’s worth keeping tabs on. We will keep you posted on his status as we hear it. Maclin no longer offers the upside he did in Chip Kelly’s offense, but should remain a viable fantasy option.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (ACL) has been cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. I feel great," said Palmer. "I probably never worked this hard in my life and I've always worked hard. I feel as fast as I've ever been, as quick as I've ever been, I'm stronger than I've ever been just because I've been going since late November." Palmer was having a very good season last year prior to injuring his knee in Week 10 that kept him out for the season. He can be viewed as a QB2 this upcoming season, but durability can be a concern.