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Gates To Miss First Four Regular-Season Games To Suspension
Antonio Gates has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced on Thursday.

He will be eligible to return to the Chargers’ active roster on Monday, October 5 following the team’s October 4 game against the Cleveland Browns. Gates is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

“We are tremendously disappointed for our team and our fans a ...

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Skipping Week 1 Among Options Dez Bryant Is Considering
ESPN's Chris Mortensen, citing unnamed sources, reported earlier today that Dez Bryant was contemplating the possibility of sitting out the Week 1 of the regular season absent a long-term contract with the Cowboys. Now we have a bit more.

This after Bryant, asked about Mortensen's report, told NFL Network's Michael Silver, "It's not a rumor. It's legit."

That's obviously not what fantasy football owners want to hear. B ...

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Parker Has Foot Surgery; Rookie WR Expected To Be Ready Week 1
As NFL.com noted, DeVante Parker had been the story of Dolphins OTAs for his ability to snatch footballs out of the air. The glowing reports have been of great interest to fantasy football owners. But now, the rookie receiver is making news for a more concerning reason.

The Dolphins announced on Friday morning that Parker has undergone successful foot surgery. He is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Redskins.

The immediate concern, as ...

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Newton, Panthers Agree To Five-Year, $103 Million Extension
The Panthers have decided Cam Newton is indeed their quarterback of the future. The two sides agreed to a five-year extension worth a reported $103 million that will keep Newton under team control through the 2020 season.

As NFL.com's Chris Wesseling points out, perhaps the NFL's streakiest passer, the 26-year-old Newton isn't without his detractors. But the Panthers understand that he is also a rare talent with the potential to develop into one of ...

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He's Back: Peterson Shows Up For Vikings OTAs
The standoff appears to be over. Adrian Peterson is returning to Minnesota and the Vikings and fantasy football owners gain a bit of clarity heading into the summer. As Profootballtalk.com's Darin Gantt put it, "Maybe Peterson just wanted to see which way the wind was blowing, and it was moving north. ...

"Whatever the reason, the Vikings running back has now decided to report to Vikings OTAs, after a strange offseason that made it clear he wasn’t h ...

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Tannehill First QB From Class Of 2012 To Get An Extension
And here we have it NFL and fantasy football aficionados. ... The first quarterback from the Class of 2012 -- a group that includes Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson -- has signed a contract extension.

But it's Ryan Tannehill as opposed to the others who got the first deal.

The Dolphins have has confirmed the extension, noting that Tannehill is now under contract through the 2020 season.

Acco ...

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NFL Announces Four-Game Suspension For Tom Brady
Fantasy football owners now know what we're dealing with. ... The NFL announced Monday that Tom Brady has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on the integrity of the game. The Super Bowl winning QB becomes the highest-profile player ever suspended in the 96-year history of the NFL.

This news comes less than a week after independent investigator Ted Wells found that it was "more probable than not ...

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Adrian Peterson Officially Reinstated By NFL
Following up on the ongoing story. ... The NFL announced Thursday that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated effective Friday as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings.

Now we'll see if he wants to. ...

For now, however, fantasy football owners will find at least some degree of resolution. Peterson will be playing in 2015; the question is will ...

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Le'Veon Bell Suspended For Three Games
Now the Steelers and fantasy football owners know what they're up against: Le'Veon Bell is facing a three-game suspension following his arrest on DUI and marijuana charges last August.

The tailback has also been docked a fourth game check by the league, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Associated Press sports writer Will Graves reports that Bell is expected to appeal the suspension. Neither fantasy owners nor the ...

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Blount Suspended For 2015 Opener; Bell Announcement Coming?
The NFL announced Tuesday that LeGarrette Blount has been suspended for one game -- the 2015 regular-season opener -- for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The news should not come as a great surprise to fantasy football owners. Blount was arrested last summer for marijuana possession when police stopped a car he was traveling in with then-Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell. Indeed, it could be an indication that news of Bell's suspension -- which ...

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