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Justin Houston, who had skipped the Chiefs' mandatory minicamp in June, will report to training camp on time, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Houston, a 2011 third-rounder, who is on track to become a free agent at the end of the 2014 season, will thus avoid a potentially contentious holdout, on the heels of a campaign in which he recorded 44 tackles and 11 sacks in 11 contests for the Chiefs.

While ESPN.com notes that the Chiefs believe that Jamaal Charles will report to training camp on time, kwch.com suggests that the running back, who is seeking a raise, will not be present when the Chiefs' veterans report to training camp on Thursday.

Impact

Charles, whose base salary this season is $2.65 million, is signed through 2015 on a deal with the Chiefs that he inked in 2010. Coming off a 2013 campaign in which he racked up 1,287 rushing yards and 19 total TDs in 15 games, it's not hard to see why Charles believes that he has outperformed his current deal. At this stage, however, it's way too early to suggest that this is a situation that could compromise Charles' long-term availability to the team, with ESPN.com noting that the Chiefs have discussed a new deal with their dynamic running back.

Julio Jones (foot) will be ready for the start of training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Impact

While coach Mike Smith acknowledged that Jones will be limited in his snap count during the early stages of camp, the athletic wideout shouldn't have much trouble collecting enough reps to prepare for the start of the regular season. Everything so far suggests Jones has recovered as expected from his fractured foot, making him worthy of targeting in the early rounds as a lead receiver on fantasy squads. He was on pace for a career-best season prior to suffering the injury in Week 5, and the ongoing decline of the aging Roddy White could mean that even more targets will be in store for Jones in 2014.

Danny Woodhead signed a two-year contract extension with the Chargers on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Woodhead proved to be a seamless fit in the running back committee with Ryan Mathews and Ronnie Brown last season, becoming quarterback Philip Rivers' favorite receiving option out of the backfield. The 29-year-old set career-highs with 76 receptions, six touchdowns and 1,296 all-purpose yards. Woodhead will carry most of his interest in PPR leagues in 2014, but considering the high volume of touches he'll see when combining his carries and receptions, he's worth owning in just about any format.

Ace Sanders is taking a leave of absence from football and is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

Sanders said he will likely be away from Jacksonville for all of training camp. Considering he was no sure thing to make the roster at all, this could be the end of his Jacksonville career, though his contract still has three years left. He's seeking help for an issue that he declined to elaborate upon while speaking briefly with media Tuesday, so hopefully he finds what he needs and can make another run at his NFL career once he has things in order. This development makes Tandon Doss a favorite to make the team and serve as Jacksonville's punt returner.

Odell Beckham indicated Tuesday that his hamstring is "feeling a lot better," Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Beckham, who acknowledged that his hamstring may not be quite 100 percent just yet, added that he is getting "preventative treatment" in order to help avoid a lingering issue through training camp. With Victor Cruz locked in as the Giants' top wideout target, a healthy Beckham figures to contend with Rueben Randle for looks in the team's offense, and in turn fantasy utility, this coming season.

Thaddeus Lewis' teammate Jeff Tuel will be given a full shot at competing for the No. 2 quarterback job throughout training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "Sure, we have a battle for the second team quarterback. We're trying to find out who it's going to be and Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."

Impact

Lewis outplayed Tuel by a decent margin last season as both were thrown into action due to EJ Manuel's injury troubles, but in fairness Lewis did come in with more experience. The Bills seem to like what they've seen from Tuel during the offseason, and it's not like Lewis is the next coming of Nick Foles. Consider Lewis a slight favorite right now following a season where he appeared in six games while completing 59.2 percent of his passes, four TD passes, and three interceptions, but for those in deep enough leagues this battle merits watching.

Jeff Tuel will be given a full shot at competing for the No. 2 quarterback job with Thad Lewis throughout training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "Sure, we have a battle for the second team quarterback. We're trying to find out who it's going to be and Jeff did a nice job in OTAs and he's earned himself some more reps."

Impact

Lewis outplayed Tuel by a decent margin last season as both were thrown into action due to EJ Manuel's injury troubles, but in fairness Lewis did come in with more experience. The Bills seem to like what they've seen from Tuel during the offseason, and it's not like Lewis is the next coming of Nick Foles. Consider Lewis a slight favorite right now, but for those in deep enough leagues this battle merits watching.

Jameel McClain, who was carted off the practice field Tuesday, underwent X-Rays on his left foot that came up negative, the Star-Ledger reports.

Impact

The report adds that McClain will likely be limited Wednesday, with a follow-up exam possibly in order, but at this stage it looks like he avoided a serious injury. McClain's health is of particular import to the Giants while Jon Beason recovers from a foot issue of his own. If McClain ends up missing any time, Mark Herzlich or rookie Devon Kennard would presumably be next up for middle linebacker snaps.

Dominique Easley (knee) has been placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list by the Patriots, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Easley, who is bouncing back from a torn ACL that he suffered last September, was able to take the field for the last day of the Patriots' June minicamp, but it appears at this stage as though the team will work the rookie defensive tackle into the team's defensive line mix in a gradual fashion.

The Jaguars have placed Ace Sanders (unspecified issue) on the non-football injury list, NFL.com reports.

Impact

It remains to be seen what is ailing Sanders (who caught 51 passes for 484 yards in 15 games for the Jags in 2013), but once he returns to the field, he's a prime candidate to work out of the slot for the Jags, while Cecil Shorts mans one starting wideout slot for the team and rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson are introduced to the team's offense.

The Texans have released Brad Smelley, cbslocal.com reports.

Impact

Smelley could resurface with the Texans or catch on elsewhere as depth tight end/fullback, but his fantasy upside is minimal in nay case, given his career total of three catches in four NFL contests.

Richard Rodgers is expected to fight for extensive early playing time behind currently projected starting tight end Andrew Quarless, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Rodgers was selected in the third round of this year's draft in wake of Jermichael Finley's (neck) career being put into question by injury. With Finley out of the picture, Andrew Quarless saw the bulk of snaps at tight end and is familiar enough with the Packers' scheme to be the current front-runner to start. That being said, Green Bay's competition at the position is wide open and Rodgers' size and receiving ability impressed coaches over the spring. While he needs to improve as a blocker, Rodgers carries decent momentum into training camp, where he'll also compete with Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor, Jake Stoneburner, and touted but troubled UDFA Colt Lyerla to earn looks at tight end.

The Falcons have signed Jeremy Ebert, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Ebert, who caught just three passes for 18 yards for the Jags in 2013, has a chance to stick with the Falcons as a depth wideout/special-teamer.

The Falcons have signed Pat Angerer (knee), ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

Impact

If Angerer – who was limited to 63 tackles in 11 games for the Colts in 2013 – is fully recovered from a knee injury that landed him on IR last season, he could help fill a void in the Atalanta linebacking corps created by the season-ending injury to Sean Weatherspoon.

Jameel McClain was carted off the field with a left foot injury during Tuesday's first day of training camp, Newsday reports.

Impact

McClain was filling in for Jon Beason (foot) at middle linebacker when pain near his left metatarsal caused him to be pulled from Tuesday's opening practice. Signed from the Ravens this offseason after averaging more than 70 tackles over the past four seasons, McClain was initially expected to start at outside linebacker, but Beason's uncertain Week 1 status forced him into the middle of New York's defense. So while the Giants are hoping McClain is simply suffering from a sore foot, the team could already be down to third-string middle linebacker Mark Herzlich, should McClain's injury prove more serious.

Larry English was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, the team's official website reports.

Impact

English was selected 16th overall out of Northern Illinois in the 2009 NFL Draft, but has since failed to live up to his high draft slotting, as he's only posted 82 tackles and 11 sacks during five professional seasons. To be fair, the 28-year-old has battled injuries, forcing him to miss 28 games over his career. Nonetheless, English was made expendable after the Chargers spent this year's second-round choice on pass rush specialist Jeremiah Attaochu. Look for English to catch on elsewhere before the regular season starts and provide depth at linebacker wherever he lands.

Bernard Pierce, who underwent offseason rotator cuff surgery, indicated that he is fully cleared medically, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Moreover, the report indicates that Pierce (who is officially listed by the Ravens at 230 pounds) said that his weight is presently down to 223 pounds. Now healthy and slimmed down, Pierce could be in line for an expanded role early on, with teammate Ray Rice potentially facing discipline from the NFL.

Joel Dreessen (knee) was designated by the Broncos as released/failed physical on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

Impact

After catching 41 passes and five TDs in 2012, Dreessen – who continues to deal with knee issues – was limited to seven catches for 47 yards with a touchdown in 13 games last season. If/when he re-proves his health, Dreessen could resurface as a depth tight end option elsewhere.

During the Chiefs' three-day minicamp for rookies and selected veterans, Chase Daniel has generally been the first quarterback to replace starter Alex Smith, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The report adds that Tyler Bray has been next in line for reps, followed by rookie Aaron Murray. It remains to been seen if that pecking order will stay in place as the summer rolls along, but for now it looks like Daniel is penciled into the team's No. 2 QB slot behind Smith.