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Could be worse. you could be a Browns fan blindly defending a sexual predator. At least when the Panthers had one they forced him to sell the team

Your Browns obsession has definitely reached unhealthy levels. Must secretly be a fan with how much you post about them.

Welcome aboard :thumbsu:
 

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I dont give a f**k about the Browns, other than the fun of watching a dumpster fire.

And i dont like people who treat women like objects. and anyone who defends them can f**k right off too.

Somehow i get the feeling if it was Miami, Carolina, New Orleans or Atlanta that ended up trading for Watson that you wouldnt be so willing to defend him.
 

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I dont like to laugh at the misfortune of others but given Ive been telling anyone that listen that crypto is all a ponzi scheme, I'll give myself a pass this morning🤣



Yep as the resident Bigfooty economist bitcoin only has value provided the next sucker in line places value on it.

As if the bricks and mortar old school global financial sector would put up with this for too long.

Besides it's flakey financial models, I'm not sure I want to endorse the preferred payment method of arms dealers, drug barons and human traffickers.
 

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Ndamukong Suh posted on Twitter that playing for the Raiders "could be fun."​

Suh said Tuesday that it "looks like the Bucs are out of the picture" as a potential suitor for the veteran in 2022, echoing a May report from The Athletic's Greg Auman that Tampa was unlikely to bring back Suh, 35. In 2021, Suh started all 19 games (including the playoffs) for Tampa but his days as an every-down lineman have come and gone, with Suh's snap rate dropping under 70 percent for the first time in his career. Suh still had six sacks and 13 quarterback hits in his scaled back role. In Vegas, Suh would join a Raiders defensive line graded by Pro Football Focus as the league's sixth best pass rush unit in 2021.
 

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Free agent DL Larry Ogunjobi is visiting the Steelers.​

Ogunjobi's three-year, $40.5 million deal with the Bears fell apart at the last minute in March when Ogunjobi failed a physical. He then visited with the Jets, who did not sign the veteran after days of talks. He recorded a career-high seven sacks for the Bengals in 2021 before suffering a late-season foot injury. If he signs with Pittsburgh, Ogunjobi would play his former team twice in 2022.
 

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The Athletic's Joe Rexrode believes Treylon Burks projects as the Titans' No. 3 receiver to start the season.​

Rexrode said Burks is well behind Robert Woods, who has reportedly developed good chemistry with Ryan Tannehill, and Nick Westbrook-Ikine, who "continues to make strides as a playmaker," per Rexrode. Burks, the Titans' first-round pick after they traded A.J. Brown to the Eagles, has dealt with asthma throughout the spring and was unavailable for the team's minicamp. "Mike Vrabel said [Burks' astham] shouldn’t be an issue, but Burks clearly isn’t in top shape, and it may take him some time to become a major producer," Rexrode said. Burks struggled mightily in pre-draft workouts for NFL teams. It's been a concerning start for the hyper-productive former Arkansas wideout. In a run-first offense, Burks' targets could be severely limited if he is indeed behind Woods and the unheralded Westbrook-Ikine.
 

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ESPN's Jake Trotter writes that "in the event of a Watson suspension, the Browns could also look for another quarterback trade."​

Trotter throws out trading Baker Mayfield to San Francisco for Jimmy Garoppolo, but we find that one a little hard to believe. But if Watson is suspended, he seems to be inferring that the team won't just settle for Jacoby Brissett as its starter. It would be a big boon for Cleveland's skill position corps if they found better than Brissett, but it also is hard to imagine that caliber of quarterback being available this late without it being someone like Garoppolo. Josh Dobbs has apparently not impressed enough to be the No. 2.
 

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ESPN's Sarah Barshop writes that the Texans are "expecting" second-year TE Brevin Jordan to be their lead tight end.​

Pharaoh Brown would play the supplementary role as the blocker in this scenario, though the Texans figure to use plenty of two-tight end sets. Jordan impressed in small samples last year and was widely-regarded as a strong prospect despite slipping to the fifth round. If Nico Collins doesn't take a big step forward, Jordan could be a real threat to be No. 2 in the Houston pecking order behind Brandin Cooks.
 

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ESPN's Sarah Barshop writes that rookie RB Dameon Pierce "should have plenty of opportunities to take the lead back spot by the end of the season."​

Note that this isn't exactly saying that Pierce has earned the role for the time being, but Pierce is clearly the most physically talented back the Texans employ at this point. It seems likely that Pierce will get a chance, but given how the Texans have tended to bring along rookies over the past two years, he may be a second-half player for fantasy purposes. He'd then have some time to state his case that the Texans shouldn't upgrade the position for 2023.
 

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ESPN's Michael DiRocco writes that RB James Robinson is "expected to be cleared to return at some point in training camp."​

So not at the start of it, then, which meshes with what the Florida Times-Union noted Sunday. Robinson may not have much runway to get ready for the season with this timeline, but it sounds like he may be active for Week 1 anyway. DiRocco also notes that "the Jaguars still view [Robinson] as their top back."
 

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ESPN's Turron Davenport writes that TE Austin Hooper has "already surfaced as one of [Ryan] Tannehill's preferred targets in the the passing game."​

Hooper had a 75-787-6 line for the Falcons back in 2019 before signing with Cleveland, and it shouldn't be surprising if he is more involved in Tennessee's passing game. Particularly if Treylon Burks continues to deal with asthma and otherwise proves unready for an early role. In an optimal situation, Hooper could battle for fringe TE1 status in what looks like a rough position outside of the top seven or eight.
 

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ESPN's Lindsay Thiry writes that Chargers fourth-round RB Isaiah Spiller "will have the opportunity to prove he's worthy of carries ahead of Josh Kelley and Larry Rountree."​

That's vague in a sense, but it's pretty clear that if the Chargers believed in either Kelley or Rountree, they wouldn't have popped Spiller in the fourth round. Spiller's ability or inability to play right away will likely determine how the backfield shakes out in training camp. We'd regard Spiller as a slight favorite for the RB2 role at this point.
 

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ESPN's Todd Archer writes that WR Michael Gallup (ACL) "might not be ready for Week 1, but he should be ready sometime in September."​

Gallup would, in this case, not open the season on the PUP list. This fits pretty neatly into what we've read in to Dallas' answers about Gallup all offseason: the question isn't if he'll miss games, but how many games he'll miss as he rehabs a torn ACL from Week 17. James Washington and Jalen Tolbert will get chances to replace Gallup early on, but this could just create a CeeDee Lamb smash spot in early September.
 

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ESPN's Rob Demovsky has TE Robert Tonyan starting off on the PUP list in his initial 53-man roster projection.​

Tonyan was limited to rehab work in OTAs, but Packers GM Brian Gutenkust said at the time that Tonyan was "ahead of schedule" in his recovery. This update paints a cloudier picture of the tight end's availability. If Tonyan misses regular season games, it would likely be Josiah Deguara picking up his snaps and a share of his targets.
 

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ESPN's Michael Rothstein writes that RB Tyler Allgeier is expected to be one of the top two backs on the Atlanta depth chart.​

This meshes with what we've seen so far, but it's good for Allgeier's fantasy stock that Damien Williams and Quadree Ollison are regarded more as fighting to make the roster than as actual candidates for the backup job. Allgeier is behind Cordarrelle Patterson, who has never rushed more than 153 times in a season and is entering his age-31 season. Allgeier seems like a good bet to get work at some point this year, but how fantasy-interesting will that volume be on what looks to be a rough Atlanta offense?
 

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ESPN's Mike Triplett projects that undrafted RB Abram Smith will make the team's initial 53-man roster.​

Triplett writes that Smith's special teams skills could be a key factor in the decision, as he was a coverage standout at Baylor. With both Smith and Dwayne Washington on, that would make Tony Jones Jr., who opened last season second on the depth chart, as the odd man out. The Saints backup RB situation especially bears watching for fantasy purposes because of a looming potential suspension for Alvin Kamara.
 

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ESPN's Nick Wagoner writes that the 49ers would only keep Jimmy Garoppolo around this season at "a significantly reduced price."​

"The 49ers appear ready to hand the reins to [Trey] Lance and see where it takes them," notes Wagoner, who doesn't include Garoppolo in the team's initial 53-man roster projection. This has the feel of a situation where nobody will actually count Garoppolo out until he's off the roster, but the drumbeat that this will be Lance's job on opening day has been consistent from the start of the offseason.
 

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ESPN's Nick Wagoner writes that third-round RB Tyrion Davis-Price is a good bet to emerge as a top two option in the backfield.​

Wagoner is thus projecting Davis-Price to beat out Jeff Wilson for the main backup job, as well as other stragglers like Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty. We saw this show last year with Sermon, so it's likely that nobody will actually buy on this statement until the moment the opening depth chart is actually settled. But it's notable that Wagoner believes it this early in the process. Both Sermon and Wilson still make the roster in Wagoner's early 53-man projection.
 

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ESPN's Brady Henderson writes Rashaad Penny is "in the driver's seat" to be Seattle's primary back.​

"But he has a long injury history and a second-round pick in [Kenneth] Walker vying for a share of the early-down work," Henderson adds. Chris Carson was left off Henderson's early 53-man roster projection for the Seahawks, so it seems like this will be the dynamic as training camp opens in Seattle. Absent miraculous news on Carson's neck, Penny should be viewed as the starter.
 

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The Athletic's Joseph Person notes that WR Terrace Marshall's stock is rising after a good showing at minicamp and OTAs.​

"[Matt] Rhule talked as though he expects Marshall to be an integral part of the receiving rotation and could line up at all three spots," Person writes, adding that "Marshall looks more confident." Marshall definitely has the runway to make a leap in Carolina, and Robbie Anderson didn't exactly play well last season. But he may not be a fantasy factor unless a better quarterback than Sam Darnold is acquired or found in Charlotte.
 

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The Athletic's Josh Kendall writes that "it sure sounds like third-round draft pick Desmond Ridder is going to make a competition" out of quarterback at training camp.​

Arthur Smith has been impressed and complimentary of Ridder in OTAs and minicamp, and while we already knew that Ridder would likely be starting at some point, this could be a Russell Wilson-esque situation where he wins the job before anyone thought he would. "It won’t be surprising if Ridder takes over [Marcus] Mariota’s starting job at some point this season," Kendall writes.
 

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