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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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Wilson's Season Over; Giants Doctor Advise RB To Retire From Football
It should come as no real surprise to fantasy football owners in light of recent developments and reporting, but David Wilson has been advised to retire from football by the Giants' team physician. The Giants shut down Wilson for the season, saying they will place him on injured reserve as a result of the neck injury that he sustained last week in training camp.

"I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me," Wilson said. "I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to drea ...

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Ball Has Appendectomy; Should Be Ready Week 1
Montee Ball will undergo an emergency appendectomy Monday afternoon, the team confirmed. According to multiple reports, the Broncos expect him to play in their regular-season opener Sept. 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.

From a fantasy football perspective, the news could be worse. But it's clearly not what owners who drafted Ball with a top-10 pick wanted to hear.

According to the Denver Post, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson shared running back reps wit ...

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Dalton Agrees To Six-Year, $115 Million Extension With Bengals
As the team's official web site framed it this morning, "The Bengals made a major strike for their long-term future Monday when they agreed to terms with Andy Dalton on a deal worthy of a franchise quarterback." It's a move that should lend further confidence to fantasy football owners hoping to cash in on the rest of the Bengals' skill players for the foreseeable future.

According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, it's believed that while the Bengals made him their hig ...

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Lynch Holdout Ending After Eight Days; RB Won't Get New Deal
That didn't take long. ... Marshawn Lynch's holdout has lasted eight days so far, but will come to an end soon. In fact, the man known as "Beast Mode" is expected to end his holdout and join the Seahawks at camp by Friday, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan. Former teammate Michael Robinson subsequently reported on NFL Network that the star running back is en route to the team facility.

The news comes early enough in trai ...

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Wilson's Career Hanging In The Balance; RB Reportedly Needs A Miracle
Sounds like fantasy football owners will gain some resolution on David Wilson's long-term future sooner than expected. Connor Orr and Jordan Raanan of the Newark Star-Ledger, citing multiple sources, reported on Thursday that the running back, who suffered a "burner" during Tuesday's practice, months after undergoing spinal fusion surgery, is a long shot to return to the field.

One person with knowledge of the running back's medical condition told the reporters ...

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Bills Extend Jackson; What Does That Mean For Spiller's Future?
The Buffalo Bills signed Fred Jackson to a contract extension just prior to the team's afternoon training camp practice. The deal will keep him under contract with the club beyond this season. It also clouds the team's running back rotation for fantasy football owners eager to get a better feel for the division of workload in 2014.

The 33-year old is coming off a season in which he posted a career-high nine rushing touchdowns and led the team with 10 total scores. His 1,277 all-pu ...

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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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