Josh Gordon – It seemed that Josh Gordon had no shot to play in 2014. However recent developments have left a possibility for Gordon to see action this season. He will have a hearing on monday that will seal his fate for 2014. All the reports surrounding Gordon believe his suspension will be an all or nothing result. Assuming he is good to go for 2014, he instantly becomes my second ranked receiver and a first round pick.
Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended his holdout on thursday. Most didn’t expect him to hold out beyond training camp. The Seahawks gave Lynch an extra $1.5 million of guaranteed money for 2014. Lynch is still a top five back for me. Christine Michael has been impressive in camp but the talks of any sort of timeshare are overblown. Michael getting touches is a good thing for Lynch who is 28.
David Wilson – The excitement of David WIlson being cleared for training camp has gone by the wayside. Wilson had a neck injury end his 2013 season prematurely. He is now battling a neck “burner” that may spell the end of Wilson in the NFL. Neck injuries are not something doctors will allow players to play through especially if its a problem that is repeated. While I had high hopes for Wilson when he was cleared, the news has him likely undraftable for me at this point. I am a big Rashad Jennings fan for 2014 and even more so now with Wilson presumably out of the picture. Jennings makes my top 15 at running back.
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Steven Jackson – Another year and another injury for Steven Jackson. Steven Jackson left practice Tuesday after straining a hamstring. Word out of Atlanta is Jackson will miss the rest of camp. Devonta Freeman is climbing my rankings with this news. Assuming Jackson is misses more time, Freeman could be a great late round flyer. Freeman may get carries even if Jackson is healthy to cut down on his ware and tare.
Tyron Smith – Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith has signed a massive 8 year, $110 million deal including $40 million guaranteed. This is great news for Tony Romo, Demarco Murray, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. He will be able to protect Romo’s blindside and create running lanes for the Cowboys’ backfield.
Patrick Peterson – The Arizona Cardinals and cornerback Patrick Peterson have agreed to a 5 year, $70 million deal including $48 million guaranteed. Peterson’s new deal will make him the highest paid cornerback in the league. The Cardinals are now being extra cautious with Peterson after agreeing to his new deal. Peterson will no longer be returning kicks or be involved on offense.