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Duane Brown (quadriceps) has been placed on the Texans' PUP list ahead of training camp.

Impact

Brown tore his quadriceps during Week 17 of last season, forcing him into a January surgery to repair the ailment. The veteran missed all of OTAs and is expected to miss most of training camp, thus warranting his place on the PUP list. Nonetheless, the veteran shouldn't need all that much preparation time once healthy, so it's still possible he's able to suit up in Week 1. With new quarterback Brock Osweiler's blind side to protect, it'll be worthwhile to track Brown's progress in the coming weeks.

J.J. Watt (back) has been placed on the Texans' PUP list to begin training camp.

Impact

Watt underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back last week, so landing on the PUP list really comes as no surprise. Following his procedure, Watt is expected to need at least eight weeks before he's able to return to the field, putting him on the fringe of being available for the start of the regular season. As a result, Watt will likely remain on the PUP list for most, if not all, of training camp and won't be activated until he's close to being able to practice again.

Junior Galette has suffered a torn Achilles and is expected to miss the upcoming season, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

Impact

Galette tore his Achilles toward the end of training camp last year, and it unfortunately appears he's suffered the same injury ahead of camp this year. While it's a crushing blow to the 28-year-old regardless, Galette injured his other Achilles this time around, The Washington Post reports. If there's a silver lining from the team perspective, it's that the Redskins are deep at outside linebacker, with Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, Trent Murphy and rookie Su'a Cravens in tow, but having a dynamic, proven veteran like Galette available would have definitely been a welcome boost going into this year.

Darnell Dockett will retire from the NFL as a Cardinal on Monday.

Impact

Dockett will sign a ceremonial contract Monday to bring his 11-year career to a close with the team it started with, the Cardinals. The veteran tore his ACL in training camp in 2014 and was cut by the 49ers during the preseason last year, so his last game played occurred in 2013. Nonetheless, a third-round pick in 2004, Dockett enjoyed a long career that included 40.5 sacks and three Pro-Bowl selections, while helping lead Arizona to the Super Bowl in 2008.

Dennis Pitta (hip) is not on the PUP list for the start of training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

Impact

Pitta hasn't played in a game since September of 2014, when he suffered a fractured and dislocated right hip for the second time in two years. Retirement was a real possibility at one point, but Pitta reportedly looked good during the Ravens' offseason program. Now 30 years old and still carrying significant risk of re-injury, Pitta will need to compete for a role on a team that also has Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore (shoulder/back) and Maxx Williams at tight end.

Joe Flacco (knee) is not on the PUP list for the start of training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

Impact

True to his word, Flacco is available for the start of training camp, despite suffering ACL and MCL tears only eight months ago. The health of his receiving corps seems to be the bigger issue, with both Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) unavailable for the start of camp and uncertain for the beginning of the season.

Elvis Dumervil (foot/ankle) has been placed on the PUP list, but he is expected to return at some point during training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

Impact

Dumervil missed the Ravens' offseason program after having a preventative procedure on his foot/ankle. Neither team nor player has provided much information about the issue, but there's been no suggestion that Dumervil is in any real danger of missing Week 1. With fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles) also unavailable for the start of training camp, Za'Darius Smith and second-round rookie Kamalei Correa could get extended work with the first-team defense.

Terrell Suggs (Achilles) has been placed on the PUP list, but he is expected to return at some point during training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

Impact

Bouncing back from a torn Achilles suffered in Week 1 last season, Suggs was unable to participate in any of the Ravens' offseason program. Head coach John Harbaugh did say a few weeks ago that Suggs had a chance to be ready for the start of training camp, and while it's now clear that won't actually come to fruition, the team does still expect him to be ready for Week 1. With fellow outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) also starting camp on the PUP list, Za'Darius Smith and Kamalei Correa should get plenty of first-team reps.

Louis Murphy's experience and size could be key in his battle for the slot receiver role in training camp, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Impact

The veteran receiver is expected to be ready to practice at the onset of training camp following an ACL tear from October of 2015. He'll jump into the midst of what should be the most hotly-contested position on the Bucs' offense this summer. Murphy has played in the slot at various points in his career, with his most extensive tenure at that spot coming in 2012 with the Panthers. However, his 6-2, 200-pound frame, normally a plus for receivers, may not be ideal for playing inside, and the Bucs could instead opt for the shiftiness that an Adam Humprhies or Donteea Dye would bring. The 29-year-old Murphy will need to hit the ground running come camp, considering the cast of thousands vying for the third receiver job.

Chris Culliver (knee) will visit the Cardinals and undergo a physical with the team Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Culliver was released by the Redskins in May after tearing his ACL and MCL during a November practice, which limited him to just six games played last season. Despite his injury, the Cardinals are plenty familiar with Culliver from his time spent in the division with the 49ers, and Arizona has enjoyed some success with signing veteran free agents of late. As a result, Culliver's physical condition could determine whether the Cardinals make him an offer, as Arizona could use depth in a secondary that lost Jerraud Powers and Rashad Johnson this offseason.

Josh Gordon – who had been suspended by the NFL indefinitely since February of 2015 – has been conditionally reinstated by the league, with the wideout set to serve a four-game suspension to start the upcoming season.

Impact

Moreover, the report notes that Gordon will be able to take part in the Browns' upcoming training camp. Given that the reinstatement is described as conditional, Gordon must avoid any off-field issues in the meantime, but based on the four-game length of his pending sanction, he would be eligible to return to the team as of Monday, Oct. 3. The Browns take on the Patriots at home in Week 5, the very game that is slated to mark the return to action of New England QB Tom Brady. It remains to be seen what the Browns have in store for Gordon, both in the short-term and come Week 5, but the 25-year-old receiver – who last played in an NFL game back in December of 2014 – has the talent to reemerge as a fantasy factor in 2016, while giving the Browns a dangerous pass-catching option at wideout opposite highly-touted rookie Corey Coleman.

Quenton Bundrage signed a three-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Bundrage is an undrafted free agent that played his college ball at Iowa State, for whom he caught 41 passes for 548 yards and four touchdowns last season. The 6-2, 198-pounder becomes the fourth undrafted wide receiver added to the roster this offseason and joins 2016 draft picks Will Fuller and Braxton Miller as the new blood in the Houston offense.

Colin Kaepernick's teammate, Blaine Gabbert, is the early front-runner for the starting quarterback job heading into training camp, CSN Bay Area.

Impact

This shouldn't come as a big surprise as Gabbert has been healthy during the team's OTAs and minicamp, as opposed to Kaepernick, who has been rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder. Kaepernick still has a good shot to win the job if he enters training camp healthy and performs well during the preseason. This will be the position battle to watch leading up to the season as it will have the biggest fantasy impact.

Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he will win the appeal of the potential four-game suspension he faces for missing drug tests and thus won't miss any games as a result of the situation, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Bell's rejection of potential suspension talk came in the form of a comment from his verified Instagram account on a picture posted by someone else. At the moment, Bell is reportedly appealing the suspension, which is why it hasn't been announced. According to the league's collective bargaining agreement, a player can miss up to two drug tests without forfeiting games, but a four-game suspension is triggered upon a third missed test. Earlier this offseason, Bell denied missing or failing any tests, but despite what he says, his situation is still obviously one of huge importance for fantasy owners to monitor going forward.

Blaine Gabbert is the early leader for the starting quarterback job heading into training camp, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Gabbert's late-season success last year and his healthy presence during OTAs are the likely reason he gets the early lead in the position battle. He provides a more stable option in comparison to Colin Kaepernick, but the latter could surpass him on the depth chart if he has a strong training camp and preseason.

Anthony Davis' application for reinstatement to the NFL and the 49ers has officially been sent in.

Impact

Davis notified the 49ers last week that he'd file for reinstatement, and although it's unclear how long it'll take for the league to respond, he could potentially provide a big boost to San Francisco's offensive line. Still just 26 years old, Davis sat out last season amid health concerns but still has four years remaining on his contract with the 49ers. In his five seasons with the team, the former first-round draftee started all 71 of his games played, emerging as one of the league's better right tackles along the way.

Terrelle Pryor's explosiveness has caused head coach Hue Jackson to search for ways to get him the ball, Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

Pryor is trying to make the grade as an NFL wide receiver, and although his skills are rather raw and he obviously is inexperienced after coming up as a quarterback, his size and speed combination could add needed big-play ability to the Browns' offense. Knowing that, Jackson has already drawn up short passes and reverses to get him the ball in practice, but it remains to be seen if he can be trusted with a more balanced workload. As a result, Pryor's progress through training camp and the preseason should be worthwhile to monitor, particularly given the Browns' seemingly wide-open competition to fill out their receiving depth chart.

Duke Johnson will sometimes be split out as a wide receiver this season, Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

Johnson's 61 receptions as a rookie running back last season made him a PPR darling, and new head coach Hue Jackson intends to get him the ball in more ways this year. That includes splitting him out at wide receiver in some packages, adding another layer to his fantasy value. As it stands, he'll compete with Isaiah Crowell for the Browns' starting running back gig, but on a Cleveland offense in need of playmakers, Johnson's versatility should allow for ample touches no matter his ultimate pegging on the depth chart.

Aldon Smith (suspension) will be investigated by the NFL for a potential violation of protocols required for a player seeking reinstatement from a suspension for violating the substance abuse policy, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Smith is currently serving a one-year suspension as a repeat violator of the league's substance abuse policy, but he could be subject to further discipline after a video recently circulated of an unidentified man, suspected to be him, talking about a hand-rolled cigarette shown on screen. The video is titled "Fire up session" and archived in a Periscope account Smith has used and clearly appeared on over the past two months. No stranger to off-field transgressions, Smith is eligible to apply for reinstatement in September, but the results of the league's investigation could ultimately impact his case and future availability altogether.

Danny Woodhead is fully healthy ahead of the start of training camp Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Woodhead sprained his ankle at the end of San Diego's minicamp this spring, but the time off has fortunately allowed him to make a full recovery. With teammate Melvin Gordon (knee) coming off microfracture surgery, Woodhead should be plenty involved out of the backfield early on and is coming off a season in which he led the Chargers in catches (80), receiving yards (755) and receiving touchdowns (six). With numbers like those, the veteran continues to stand out in PPR leagues, making his return to health encouraging for the Chargers and fantasy owners alike.