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Visit this page regularly to keep up with the latest Fantasy-specific news and notes from around the NFL as written by TFL Report and FSP senior editor Bob Harris!

New articles appear at the top of this page as they're posted. Scroll down the page, and follow links to subsequent pages, for older material. The info appearing on this page will be limited to the essential facts in an attempt to enhance performance. However, you can access a detailed, in-depth version of any article by clicking on the "Full Story" link following each headline.

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Kyle Rudolph Gets Five-Year Contract Extension
The Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph signed a five-year contract extension worth $36.5 million on Sunday. "I'm extremely excited to get this extension completed and continue my career with the Minnesota Vikings," Rudolph said. "I've said all along I wanted to stay in Minnesota. I love the fans, the community and, most importantly, I'm excited about where this team is going."

If new offensive coordinator Norv Turner can do the same thing with Rudolph that he's done with ...

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Packers Reward Nelson With Four-Year Extension
The Green Bay Packers prioritized getting Jordy Nelson a contract extension. On Saturday, they struck that deal, ensuring that Aaron Rodgers has one of his top weapons -- and fantasy football owners have a high-end prospect -- for the foreseeable future.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the team agreed with the receiver to a four-year extension worth $39 million, with $14.2 million guaranteed. The team later officially announced the signing.

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Marshawn Lynch Will Hold Out Of Training Camp
Just a day after fantasy football owners dodged a holdout bullet when the Chiefs agreed to a last-minute deal getting Jamaal Charles to report to training camp with a new contract, we're back in the thick of it.

Marshawn Lynch will not be in attendance when the Seattle Seahawks open training camp.

"Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked," Lynch's former teammmate and current NF ...

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Rice Will Open 2014 With Two-Game Suspension
The Ravens and fantasy football owners have known for a while that they’d likely be without Ray Rice at the start of the 2014 season. Now, they know exactly how long the veteran running back will be sidelined.

According to multiple reports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hand down a two-game suspension to Rice for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, sources confirmed Thursday.

The league has not officially announced it, but the Baltimore Sun and ...

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White, Falcons Agree To Four-Year Extension
The Falcons announced that they have agreed to terms with veteran receiver Roddy White on a four-year contract extension. The deal will keep White with Atlanta through 2018.

For fantasy football owners, that means the Falcons' passing attack will have it's core components, White, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, together for the foreseeable future -- barring injuries.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, White's new contract is worth up to $30 million inclu ...

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Holdout Avoided; Charles, Chiefs Agree To Extension
The Kansas City Chiefs and fantasy football owners can all breathe a sigh of relief. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs struck a deal with Jamaal Charles, who finally made to training camp after failing to report by the official 4 p.m. (eastern) deadline.

Charles jokingly told reporters upon arrival that he had no intention of holding out. "I just ran out of gas on the way to camp and my cell phone battery died," he explained. "It was a long walk, I te ...

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Graham, Saints Agree To Four-Year Deal Worth A Reported $40 Million
In the end, the Saints did what they usually do. As a result, fantasy football owners will continue to enjoy the services of the league's most dangerous tight end for at least another four seasons.

This after Jimmy Graham and the team reached an agreement on a four-year contract worth a reported $40 million. According to multiple reports the deal includes between $20 and $21 million in guaranteed money and makes Graham the highest-paid tight end in the league.

The Saints have ...

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Fantasy Notebook: ACF North Preview; OC Changes Add Intrigue
Oh ye of little faith. Did you really think I wouldn't make it through the entire NFL before training camps open? Of course I was (and by "of course I was," I totally mean "I had no idea, but bravado after the fact is always a winner, right?").

In case you haven't been following along, the Fantasy Notebook has been taking readers through a division-by-division preview of the league since early this offseason. I've hit the

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Josh Gordon Arrested For DUI In North Carolina
According to multiple reports, embattled Browns receiver Josh Gordon was arrested for DUI this morning in North Carolina. According to Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein, Gordon was "appreciably impaired."

While we don't have all the details on this incident (some are provided in the mugshot released by police), this latest turn of events doesn't bode well for Gordon's immediate futu ...

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Arbitrator Rules That Jimmy Graham Is Indeed A Tight End
Following up on the ongoing story. ... In a development that works out in the favor of fantasy football owners, NFL Network is reporting that arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham is indeed a tight end.

In case you've been in hibernation, the NFL Players Association had filed a grievance on behalf of Graham in May arguing that he deserved to be designa ...

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