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Josh Hill will play a much bigger role in 2015, but it won't be the "Jimmy Graham role," opines Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

Impact

Triplett believes that Hill is more likely to post a season similar to Jeremy Shockey's 2009 season in New Orleans (48 catches, 569 yards, and three touchdowns) than come close to matching Graham's record-setting production. This might dump "cold water" on some of the fantasy buzz surrounding Hill, but it's a reasonable prediction with Ben Watson still expected to have a pass-catching role. Still, head coach Sean Payton has raved this offseason about his young tight end, and Hill's athleticism and upside in the Saints' tight end-centric offense continues to make him a very viable sleeper candidate at a fantasy position generally devoid of much depth.

Jarius Wright has been working as the slot receiver between Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson during training camp, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "The best things that Jarius did were when he was in the slot," coach Mike Zimmer said. "We keep working him outside, but we know he has big value for us in the slot as well."

Impact

Greg Jennings was used in the slot most of the time last season, so Wright will have more opportunity to move there this season. What's most notable about this report is that Wright appears ahead of Cordarrelle Patterson for the No. 3 wide receiver role on the depth chart as training camp begins.

David Fluellen has been signed by the Titans, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Fluellen doesn't have an NFL carry to his name, but the team is keeping all of its options open after a disappointing rookie season from incumbent starter Bishop Sankey. The Toledo product will hope to make a better impression in camp this season after he failed to make both the Colts and Eagles in 2014.

Chase Coffman has been re-signed by the Titans, Terry McCormick of 247Sports reports.

Impact

The Titans had an opening at the tight end position after waiving Taylor Thompson, and they chose to fill it with a familiar face. The 28-year-old Coffman recorded 64 yards and one touchdown for the Titans in 2014, but his fantasy value is almost nonexistent with veterans Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano on the roster.

Tony Romo's practice reps in training camp will be subject to how he feels from day to day, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. "We'll develop that plan based on how he's feeling, how he's handling the workload," coach Jason Garrett said. "You'll probably see him practice a lot, you'll probably see him have some off days. There's nothing structured at this point."

Impact

Last season, Romo didn't take the practice field more than two days in a row and was regularly given Wednesday off during the regular season. The policy was implemented to see how he would respond in his first season following back surgery, and the results yielded much fruit. Missing only one contest, he completed a career-high 69.9 percent of his passes for 3,705 yards to go with 34 touchdowns and nine interceptions. With more fluidity regarding his availability this season, he appears poised to replicate those numbers.

Nick Perry (shoulder) wasn't placed on the PUP list Wednesday, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

Impact

Perry was absent from the entire offseason program due to shoulder surgery performed shortly after the conclusion of last season. However, he's passed a physical in advance of training and is thus available to take part in the Packers' first practice Thursday. While he may be a regular starter at outside linebacker this season, his IDP potential is limited after tallying 24 tackles (18 solo), three sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 15 games.

The Patriots have placed LeGarrette Blount (suspension) on their non-football injury list, NESN.com reports.

Impact

Blount, who can be removed from the list at any point during training camp, is in line to serve as the Patriots' lead back this coming season, that is after he serves a one-game suspension in Week 1.

Jordy Nelson (hip) passed his physical and avoided placement on the preseason PUP list, ESPN Wisconsin reports.

Impact

After March hip surgery held him out of the offseason program, Nelson will thus participate in the opening practice of training camp Thursday. It remains to be seen if he'll ramp up his reps slowly or immediately jump into the fray, but he'll now seek to uphold his standard as one of the most explosive wide receivers in the league.

Joique Bell, who underwent minor knee and Achilles' tendon procedures in January, has been placed in the Lions' PUP list, the Detroit News reports.

Impact

It remains to be seen when Bell will return to the practice field. Once he does, with Reggie Bush having departed this offseason, Bell – who led the Lions with 860 rushing yards (on 223 carries) in 15 games this past season while scoring eight total TDs – and second-round draft pick Ameer Abdullah are expected to head the team's 2015 backfield.

The 49ers have removed Carlos Hyde (unspecified issue) from their active/non-football injury list, csnbayarea.com reports.

Impact

Per the report, Hyde, who missed most of the 49ers'offseason program with a calf strain, will be good to go for the team's first full-squad practice on Saturday. The 23-year-old Hyde is expected to replace Frank Gore as the 49ers' lead back, though note that Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter and Mike Davis are all also in the team's mix for backfield touches this coming season.

Stevan Ridley (knee) has been placed on the Jets' active/PUP list, nj.com reports.

Impact

It's unclear when Ridley, who tore his ACL and MCL while with the Patriots last season, will be turned loose by the Jets, but down the road he figures to mount a challenge for playing time in a New York backfield that also rosters Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Zac Stacy and Daryl Richardson.

Jordan Reed, who underwent a procedure on his sore knee this offseason, has been fully cleared to participate in training camp, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Impact

While DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon figure to dominate the team's wideout targets, as long as he can stay healthy, Reed – who caught 50 passes for 465 yards in 11 games last season – is a candidate to reestablish a significant role in the Washington offense in 2015, though he could lose some targets to fellow TE Niles Paul on that front.

Jon Bostic will be eased along slowly in training camp after missing most of the Bears' offseason conditioning work with a back ailment, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Along with fellow linebackers Lamarr Houston (knee) and Willie Young (Achilles), Bostic will likely see reduced repetitions in the early stages of camp, but it shouldn't have a huge effect on his competition for a starting role. He'll have to hold off Christian Jones – who came on strong down the stretch last season – for one of the inside linebacker gigs.

Troy Niklas (hamstring) has been placed on the Cardinals' active non-football-injury list

Impact

Niklas evidently suffered his hamstring injury away from team practice, but when he does return to the field he'll eventually compete for TE slotting with newcomer Jermaine Gresham, who opened training camp on the Cards' PUP list.

David Fales was placed on the Bears' physically unable to perform list due to an illness, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Fales can be brought off the PUP list at any point during the summer, so assuming the illness isn't too debilitating, he should be back on the field before long. He'll battle with Jimmy Clausen and undrafted rookie Shane Carden for the backup quarterback gig.

Jermaine Gresham (back) has been placed on the Cardinals' Physically Unable to Perform list.

Impact

Gresham had back surgery to repair a herniated disc in mid-March, which contributed to the delay in him catching on with a team. Once he's up to speed though, he'll help fill the void in the Cards' TE corps created by the retirement of John Carlson.

Demetrius Harris (foot) will begin training camp on the active/PUP list, the Kansas City Star reports.

Impact

Harris, who fractured his foot during the 2014 season, is still recovering from the follow-up procedure he underwent in May of 2015. When he returns, he'll compete to secure the No. 2 spot on the Chiefs' tight end depth chart behind Travis Kelce. Harris had three catches for 20 yards in eight games last season.

Willie Young (Achilles) passed his physical Wednesday and will not land on the PUP list open training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

It's somewhat surprising that Young is able to take the field in some capacity eight months removed from tearing his Achilles, but it's a development that is undeniably favorable toward his chances of winning a roster spot. In addition to facing the challenge of returning from a serious injury, Young will have to adapt to a position change, as he'll move from defensive end in former coordinator Mel Tucker's 4-3 setup to a pass-rushing outside linebacker spot in Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme. Young would normally be on sturdy ground for a roster spot after notching a team-leading 10 sacks last season, but after a complete overhaul of the coaching staff, his camp performance will mean more than his prior accomplishments.

Storm Johnson has been placed on the active/non-football illness list, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

In order to return to the field and practice with the team, Johnson will have to pass a physical. During the 2014 season, he was thrust into the starting lineup after an injury to Toby Gerhart, but the emergence of Denard Robinson quickly limited Johnson's role and production. Johnson carried the ball 29 times for 86 yards and two touchdowns in six games last year as a rookie. Once he returns, there will be a ton of competition for Johnson in Jacksonville's backfield during training camp including second-round draft pick T.J. Yeldon, Robinson, Gerhart, Bernard Pierce, and rookie Corey Grant. If Johnson makes the final roster, it'll either be as a kick returner and/or depth option at running back, and he most likely won't carry much fantasy value.

Branden Albert (knee), who tore his ACL and MCL in Week 10 of the 2014 season, will not begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, James Walker of ESPN reports.

Impact

Despite the knee injury putting limitations on Albert's preseason workload, the fact that he won't be on the active/PUP list is promising for a Dolphins offensive line that struggled mightily at times over the past couple years. Albert's progress gives the team hope that he'll be ready to take the field Week 1 against the Redskins. The 30-year-old has four years left on the $47 million contract he signed in 2014.