NFL PLAYER NEWS
Julian Edelman (thumb) reportedly out 3 weeks
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is expected to be sidelined the first three weeks of training camp with a left thumb injury, league sources tell ESPN.
Edelman should be fine for the start of the regular season, but this serves as a reminder that the 33-year-old wideout has dealt with a litany of injuries throughout his career. The reigning Super Bowl MVP signed a 2-year, $18 million extension through 2021 earlier this offseason.
numberFire's models expect Edelman to catch 99.0 passes on 142.6 targets for 1,140.6 yards and 6.99 touchdowns in 2019. He's the WR17 in our preseason fantasy rankings.
Seahawks' Jarran Reed suspended 6 games for personal conduct
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed has been suspended 6 games for violating the National Football League's personal conduct policy.
This stems from a domestic abuse allegation in 2017. Reed was never arrested or charged, but the league evidently felt punishment was warranted after conducting its own investigation. The 26-year-old is entering the final year of his contract.
Reed recorded a career-high 10.5 sacks last season after totaling 3 sacks in his first two years.
Falcons' Austin Hooper (ankle) ready for training camp
Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (ankle) will participate in training camp.
According to McClure, Hooper is "good to go" after missing mini-camp with an ankle injury. Expect Hooper to produce similar numbers to last season if he can see 85-90 targets.
For the 2019-2020 season, our models project Hooper to haul in 57.8 receptions for 533.1 yards and 5.6 touchdowns.
Bears expect David Montgomery to see carries during preseason
Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery "should get a fair amount of carries in the preseason".
According to head coach Matt Nagy, Montgomery will see "a fair amount of carries in the preseason" after impressing during mini-camp. Look for Montgomery to play as a three-down back with his pass catching capabilities.
For the 2019-2020 season, our models project Montgomery to produce 912.1 rushing yards and 6.7 touchdowns on 211.1 attempts and 29.9 receptions for 237.1 yards and 1.5 touchdowns.
Atlanta's Julio Jones reports to training camp on Sunday
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has arrived for the start of the training camp.
Jones was present for the start of training camp on Sunday after being promised a new contract by owner Arthur Blank. Expect Jones to put up his usual elite numbers in 2019-2020 if he can stay healthy.
For the upcoming season, our models project Jones to produce 103 receptions for 1,575 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Texans expect Will Fuller (knee) to be ready for start of regular season
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (knee) is progressing on schedule and currently on track to play in the regular season.
The Texans expect Fuller to be ready for parts of training camp and ultimately Week 1 of the regular season despite not participating in mini-camp. Look for Fuller to break out as the Texans' deep threat if he can stay healthy.
For the 2019-2020 season, our models project Fuller to produce 54.7 receptions for 776.3 yards and 6.4 touchdowns.
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