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Dezmon Briscoe has signed with the Cowboys, ESPN reports.

Impact

Briscoe injured his shoulder during the Redskins' final preseason game last season, ultimately costing him the entire campaign. His best professional season came with the Buccaneers in 2011, when he made 35 receptions for 387 yards and six touchdowns. Still just 24, Briscoe will compete for a roster spot during training camp, as the Cowboys are a bit thin at wide receiver right now.

TJ Jones (shoulder) is unsure whether he'll be ready for the start of training camp next Monday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Jones, a rookie sixth-round pick, is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, which forced him to miss all of minicamp last month. While the former Notre Dame standout could begin training camp on the Lions' PUP list, any potential sideline stint isn't expected to last long. Whenever he's cleared to practice, Jones will compete with the likes of Ryan Broyles, Kris Durham, Corey Fuller, Kevin Ogletree, and Jeremy Ross to fill Detroit's receiving positions behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

Chris Conte's (shoulder) availability for the beginning of Bears training camp remains in doubt, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Conte underwent right shoulder surgery in March, a procedure that came with a 4-to-5 month recovery period. While he hasn't updated his timetable to return, he's acknowledged that he's still recovering from surgery, a reality that could prevent him from being ready for Friday's start of training camp. With that in mind, it's possible that the Bears place Conte on their PUP list until he's fit enough to practice. Following a subpar 2013 season, his less than 100 percent health coincides with Chicago signing free agents Ryan Mundy, M.D. Jennings, and Adrian Wilson, while also spending a fourth-round pick on Brock Vereen this spring. As such, Conte faces stiff competition to earn a roster spot at safety once he returns.

Tyrann Mathieu (knee) appears poised to start the season on the PUP list, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Impact

The development is expected, after Mathieu tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee last Dec. 8. Coach Bruce Arians himself doesn't believe that Mathieu will take the field until October, despite the defensive back's frequent reports regarding his speedy recovery sans any setbacks. If Mathieu's season debut is in fact delayed, his absence should allow Rashad Johnson to start at free safety in Week 1.

Prince Shembo will be given every opportunity to start at outside linebacker during training camp, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Impact

Shembo tumbled all the way to the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft due to character concerns, but when veteran linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles in early June, the door opened for Shembo, among others, to crack the first-team defense. In 13 games as a senior at Notre Dame last fall, Shembo recorded 48 tackles (26 solo), 5.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.

Greg Hardy, who last week appealed a guilty verdict for assaulting a female and communicating threats, may avoid being suspended this season, since his pending jury trial is likely to occur after the upcoming campaign, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Hardy's potential suspension could be delayed because the league office typically allows the legal process to play out before imposing player discipline. As such, if his pending jury trial is indeed scheduled for after the season is over, the Panthers defensive end may avoid any punishment until next year. If that proves true, Hardy's IDP stock would benefit from a full season, although it's unclear if the attention from his off-field troubles could impact his on-field production.

Naaman Roosevelt signed with the Bills on Monday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Impact

Roosevelt was released by the Lions last Friday but will now turn to the Bills to fight for a roster spot. He's a long shot to have a fantasy impact this season, as he'll likely be buried on the depth chart to start the year. Roosevelt has 25 receptions for 396 yards and a touchdown over 16 career games played.

David Wilson (neck) declared via Twitter on Monday that he's been cleared for contact, the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Wilson will join the recently signed Rashad Jennings in the Giants' backfield this season, creating a potentially explosive duo for Eli Manning and company. The 23-year-old Wilson has been working out with the team during the offseason but hasn't participated in any contact drills, as he's been recovering from a surgically-repaired neck. He'll likely be eased back into action at first, with potentially stiff competition coming from Peyton Hillis and rookie Andre Williams. Wilson was a huge disappointment for owners last season, as ball-control issues limited him to 146 yards and just one touchdown over five games before he went down with the injury. He'll continue to make ball security a top priority as he competes for touches during camp.

Jarius Wright took most of the first team reps at slot receiver in spring practices and is seen in a battle with Jerome Simpson for the job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Simpson worked mostly with the second team, according to the report, but it's also possible he could win a role as a deep threat in addition to use in the slot. It's also worth noting that there's a possibility that Simpson may face NFL discipline stemming from his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving last November.

Jarius Wright took most of the first team reps at slot receiver in spring practices and is seen in a battle with Jerome Simpson for the job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Simpson worked mostly with the second team in spring practices, according to the report. Wright has been productive when given a chance, so he could surprise if he wins the role this summer.

Chris Snee (elbow) continues to experience pain in his surgically repaired elbow and will retire before the 2014 season, ESPN reports.

Impact

Snee missed all of June minicamp due to persistent elbow discomfort, and the issue has not improved over the last month. The 32-year-old, who missed 13 games last season, will meet with team officials Monday to officially inform them of his decision. With Snee now out of the picture, John Jerry (knee) and Brandon Mosely figure to compete for the vacant starting spot at guard.

Cam Newton (ankle) was limited in his mobility, while participating in throwing sessions with Panthers receivers last week, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Newton got together with his entirely new group of pass catchers to build familiarity before training camp, but still experienced certain limitations stemming from his ankle surgery in March. Although Newton missed virtually all of Carolina's offseason activities, he remains on schedule in his recovery, so it's not surprising he's still shy of a 100 percent bill of health. Nonetheless, it's encouraging to see Newton organizing with the Panthers' revamped receivers to quickly build chemistry and make up for lost reps earlier this summer. Expect Newton to push his ankle more as training camp progresses, although his workload could be on the lighter side to get started.

Marcell Dareus' inclusion on the Bills' non-football injury lists comes as a result of a failed conditioning test, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Dareus' offseason has been marred by disappointments, as he was arrested in both May and June, and has now reported for training camp out of shape. Although a league-imposed suspension could delay the beginning of his regular season, Dareus blossomed into an elite defensive tackle last season, registering 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks, en route to his first Pro-Bowl appearance. An instrumental part of the Bills' defense, Dareus' timetable to start practicing is unclear right now, but at least he's back under team supervision.

Jo-Lonn Dunbar was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct for his role in a fight outside a Miami Beach nightclub early Sunday, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Dunbar reportedly got into a fight with NBA free agent Donte Greene, ultimately leading to both men being arrested. The Rams linebacker was suspended for the first four games of last season, a span that saw rookie Alec Ogletree emerge in his stead. Once Dunbar returned, he only managed 39 tackles, a huge drop-off from the 115 stops he posted in 2012. Following a lackluster campaign with off-field trouble, Dunbar could face repercussions in wake of his arrest, although the extent of any punishment is unclear at this point.

Corey Graham is expected to play cornerback to start the season and will not be tried out at safety, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said GM Doug Whaley, "Corey brings us depth, so he helps us outside and nickel and I think in a pinch we would put him at safety, but I think we're going to concentrate on him in the corner position right now."

Impact

The Bills will go with a younger, less proven group at safety to start the season, though things could change if injuries strike or that group struggles. For now, with Graham focusing at the corner spot, the Bills have a pretty deep group with Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, Graham, Nicell Robey, Ron Brooks, and rookie Russ Cockrell.

Su'a Filo will be part of a battle for the starting left guard position, CSN Houston reports. His main competition will be third-year veteran Ben Jones.

Impact

Su'a Filo did not participate in organized team activities because he was finishing out his class work at UCLA, but he was around for the three-day minicamp in June. As such, he was a bit behind in learning the team's offense. Su'a Filo was taken with the first pick in the second round, a spot where teams expect an offensive lineman to become an immediate starter.

Kareem Jackson lined up as a slot cornerback during the preseason and will continue to get reps there in training camp, CSN Houston reports. "I think it's going pretty good," Jackson said of playing on the inside. "Definitely a lot of fun in there, a lot of opportunity, a lot closer to the ball so I definitely have some chances to make some plays and stuff. It's been fun and I think I've been learning pretty well."

Impact

Many observers were impressed with how Jackson handled the transition from outside to inside. The Texans secondary, under new coordinator Romeo Crennel, is expected to be less straight-forward than it was under Wade Phillips. There will be less man-to-man and more flexibility in terms of changing assignments from play to play and even after the ball is snapped.

Leodis McKelvin (hip) was activated from the Active/PUP list and cleared for practice Saturday.

Impact

McKelvin was placed on the list Wednesday, so his inclusion at that point was evidently of a very precautionary nature. Although he'll be given a limited workload to start with in Buffalo's training camp practices, beginning Sunday, his regular season availability seems safe at this point.

Marcell Dareus opened training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury List on Saturday.

Impact

The Bills provided no reason for Dareus' inclusion on the list, but no injuries have been linked to Dareus of late. The Bills conducted their conditioning clearance test Saturday, so it's possible that Dareus did not gain that clearance for Sunday's practice. No matter the specifics, Dareus presumably won't stay on the list for long, as the Bills have a major interest in preparing their highly talented lineman for the upcoming season.

Mike Williams claims his hamstring is at 100 percent health for training camp, The Buffalo News reports.

Impact

Williams referred to the health of his hamstring as "A-plus," which gives reason to hope for smooth sailing in training camp as he attempts to master the nuances of Buffalo's EJ Manuel-led passing game. Even in a run-heavy offense that will likely be no more than modest in terms of passing efficiency, Williams has depth wideout appeal in some fantasy leagues thanks to his above average skills as a red-zone target.