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Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer confirmed he's ready for training camp according to CBS Cleveland. "No doubt," Hoyer said. "I'm ready to go, can't wait for Day 1." Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel will both likely get first team reps. Manziel is expected to be the starter come week one despite the team insisting its an open competition. We will keep you posted on the QB situation in Cleveland. Fantasy owners shouldn't depend on either QB as their No. 1 QB.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, it will be "hard to dislodge" Jarrett Boykin from his No. 3 receiver role on the Packers. He and rookie Davante Adams will be competing throughout training camp, but with Adams struggled with drops during OTA's. We will keep a close eye on this situation.
The Houston Chronicle reports Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson "will not be traded." Beat writer John McClain believes the Texans want Johnson to finish his career in Houston. The Texans would lose $12 million by trading Johnson, and the team he goes to would take about a $16 million cap hit. We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you posted with the latest.
According to the NFL Network, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson told the team he wants to play for another team. The Texans refused a deal that would have paid him his $1 million workout bonus. They are also in rebuilding mode and at age 33 Johnson does not have time for a rebuilding team. We will continue to monitor this situation closely. If Johnson gets trade or sits out, DeAndre Hopkins’ value will definitely increase.
Patriots’ wide receiver Aaron Dobson (foot surgery) is "optimistic" he'll be ready for training camp, per the Boston Herald. Dobson sat out the Patriots' entire offseason program. "It’s doing better, man," Dobson said Tuesday. "It’s getting better every day. Every week it’s getting better, so we’re just going to see where it’s at by the time camp starts." Dobson caught 37 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph sheds 15 pounds this offseason according to ESPN.com. Rudolph played last season at 275 pounds, but is now at 260 after focusing on his diet and workout routine during the offseason. He’s expecting to make a big impact on the field and become quicker. With new OC Norv Turner and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Rudolph is a tight end to have on your radar this season.
According to MLive.com, Lions running back Joique Bell has been cleared to run at full speed, and says he's "feeling 100 percent." He missed OTA’s and minicamp. Bell has been working out at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Performance Center the past few weeks. Bell showed that he can produce when given the opportunity. He is a pass catching back in a pass heavy offense. Fantasy owners can take him as a No. 2 fantasy RB.