NFL PLAYER NEWS
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.
Marquise Brown (foot) placed on Non-Football Injury list by the Ravens
Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown (foot) has been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.
Brown underwent surgery on his foot (Lisfranc) in February and is not ready to participate in training camp yet. The team is optimistic he will be ready to go in a few weeks, but the first-round pick's availability for preseason games is up in the air.
Our models project Brown for 45.1 catches, 625.0 yards, and 3.7 touchdowns on 76.0 targets in his rookie season.
Eagles re-sign running back Darren Sproles on Friday
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed running back Darren Sproles to a one-year contract on Friday.
Sproles will join a crowded Eagles' backfield that already includes Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and Corey Clement. Expect the veteran to play on some passing downs and possibly return punts or kicks.
In six games last season, Sproles produced 280 scrimmage yards and 3 touchdowns on 44 combined touches.
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