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Adrien Robinson remains on track to compete for the Giants' top tight end job, the team's official site reports.

Impact

While the 2012 fourth-rounder has yet to catch a pass during a regular season NFL contest to date, with Brandon Myers no longer in the mix, Robinson has a chance to emerge atop the Giants' TE depth chart (which also includes Daniel Fells, Larry Donnell, Kellen Davis and Xavier Grimble) to start the season. Assuming Robinson claims the job, he could be a key cog in coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense. In such a scenario, Robinson could merit fantasy attention in deeper formats.

Andre Johnson was at the Texans' facility Monday in order to get some work in on learning the team's new offense, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Johnson skipped the Texans' voluntary offseason workouts, as well as the team's mandatory minicamp in June, so his presence Monday certainly represents a positive development in light of previous talk that the wideout was looking to be dealt. Meanwhile, Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle expects Johnson to report to training camp on time, a notion that will be confirmed – one way or the other – no later than Friday's reporting date for the Texans' veterans.

Quinton Patton is a likely candidate to earn a spot on the 53-man roster heading into training camp, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Patton had an injury-plagued rookie season in 2013 and didn't see much of the field when he was healthy. He currently sits ahead of veteran Brandon Lloyd on the depth chart simply because of his ability to play on special teams.

Though Rob Gronkowski (knee) hasn't been placed on the Patriots' active/PUP list in advance of training camp thus far, ESPN.com suggests that the designation could still be an option for the tight end before the team's first training camp practice on Thursday.

Impact

On an encouraging note, Gronkowski – who is bouncing back from a torn ACL and MCL – indicated Friday that he plans to play the entire 2014 season. Either way, look for the star tight end to be eased back into action by the Patriots, with an eye toward having him as healthy as possible leading up to Week 1. While it's still too early to completely sign off on Gronkowski's participation in the team's regular season opener, the signs continue remain promising on that front.

Leon Hall (Achilles), despite currently being listed on the Bengals' PUP list, is expected by coach Marvin Lewis to practice when training camp begins on Thursday, the Bengals' official website reports.

Impact

Hall suffered a second career ruptured Achilles during Week 7 last season, but reportedly enjoyed a more successful rehab period this time around. As such, Hall should be ready to practice when Bengals training camp begins on Thursday. Considering Hall has missed 20 contests over the past three seasons, it wouldn't be surprising if he's allowed a lighter workload in the early practice stages, but it's encouraging that the veteran has recovered from another gruesome injury in time for camp.

Bruce Ellington is a likely candidate to make the 49ers' 53-man roster, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

The 49ers drafted Ellington due to his speed and explosiveness, something the team lacked from their wide receiver corps last season. He has a shot at overtaking veteran Steve Johnson during training camp, but where he figures to make most of his initial impact for the 49ers is out of the slot.

Geno Atkins (knee) will remain on the Bengals' PUP list and sit a few days before taking the field during training camp, the team's official website reports.

Impact

Atkins is recovering from the torn ACL he suffered back in October, which will see him begin training camp on the Bengals' PUP list. Although Atkins is pushing to be allowed to practice from Day 1, coach Marvin Lewis is expected to exercise caution and hold his defensive stud out for the first few days of camp. Nonetheless, it's appears fairly certain that Atkins will be good to go by the time Week 1 of the regular season kicks off. When he returns, Atkins represents one of the league's premier defensive forces and an elite sack option among IDP interior lineman.

Steve Johnson is the front-runner to win the third receiver role heading into training camp.

Impact

This doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Johnson's track record (three 1000-plus yard seasons) as a proven asset at the wideout position. Things could always change once training camp begins, but for now, it is his job to lose. Johnson's main competition will be veteran Brandon Lloyd and rookie Bruce Ellington.

Coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that the Browns expect to name their starting quarterback by the team's third preseason game, ESPN.com reports. "It's definitely still up in the air," Pettine said with regard to the upcoming job battle between Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer.

Impact

Pettine noted that a decision could come sooner than the team's third preseason tilt (8/23), indicating that he wants to hold a "fair" competition between Manziel and Hoyer. Meanwhile, Pettine added that Manziel's off-field activity will be "a non-story" once training camp starts, while suggesting that the rookie QB has worked hard this offseason and is "ahead of the learning curve" at this stage. Of course, in order to hold off Manziel out of the gate, Hoyer will need to re-prove his health coming off an ACL injury. In the long term though, Manziel is clearly the upside play, both in real and fantasy terms.

Coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that the Browns expect to name their starting quarterback by the team's third preseason game, ESPN.com reports. Pettine added that he wants to hold a "fair" competition between Brian Hoyer (knee) and Johnny Manziel before making the decision on who will start at QB for the team in Week 1.

Impact

With that in mind, the Browns' third preseason contest takes place on Aug. 23, though the report notes that a call on the team's starting QB front could potentially come sooner than that date. In any case, Hoyer (who is bouncing back from a torn ACL) will need to re-prove his health in the coming weeks in order to hold off the promising Manziel, who was selected by the Browns 22nd overall in May's NFL draft.

Kyle Williams, who is bouncing back from an ACL tear, has a chance to compete for Chiefs' slot receiver job, previously held by Dexter McCluster, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

To that end, Williams was a full participant Monday as the Chiefs opened up a three-day camp for rookies and selected veterans. As long as his twice-torn left ACL holds up, William is in line to jostle with Junior Hemingway, Weston Dressler, De'Anthony Thomas and Frankie Hammond in training camp for the Chiefs' vacant slot role.

Storm Johnson will open camp as the Jaguars' fourth running back, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

A seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft, Johnson will learn behind Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson as a rookie. Chances are, he won't see many carries, but he could be in line for a more significant role down the road. The Jaguars see him as a high-potential, project back who already has an NFL-ready body. "Storm is going to run at the same speed as Toby and maybe a hair faster, but he's strong and really compact," offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. "He has incredible vision and lower body strength."

Dan Carpenter's teammate Hopkins is only taking kickoffs during training camp so far and coach Doug Marrone has stated that's the way Hopkins will have a chance to make the team, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

Hopkins has a huge leg, but Carpenter is coming off a successful season where he made 33 of 36 field goals and finished with 131 points, then was signed to a four-year deal in the offseason. In other words, the field goal and extra point job is his, and he'll run unopposed.

Dustin Hopkins is only taking kickoffs during training camp so far and coach Doug Marrone has stated that's the way he'll have a chance to make the team, not as a field goal kicker, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

Dan Carpenter took the job and ran with it last season after Hopkins injured his groin in training camp and ended up on IR; then the Bills signed Carpenter to a sizable deal in the offseason. So there's no competition to see here, and even though Hopkins can boom it you'll want to scratch his name off any lists for the coming season.

Denard Robinson will enter training camp as the Jaguars' third running back, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

Robinson battled through injury-related ball security issues last season but returns a more confident back in Year 2. A quarterback in college, Robinson is still adjusting to the running back position, but he's shifty runner with game-breaking ability. The question is whether he'll be given the opportunity to make a significant impact. With Toby Gerhart and Jordan Todman firmly entrenched as the top two backs on the depth chart, Robinson will need to earn earn his touches.

Jordan Todman will serve as the Jaguars' backup running back to Toby Gerhart this season, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

The report confirms what most believed to be the case, as Todman emerged as the primary backup to Maurice Jones-Drew last season, carrying the ball 76 times for 256 yards. He'll be backing up a new featured back this season, but likely won't see significant playing time barring an injury to Gerhart. In one start last season, when Jones-Drew was sidelined, Todman ran for 109 yards on 25 carries.

Toby Gerhart will carry most of the burden in the Jaguars' backfield this season, the Florida Times-Union reports. "Toby will be our workhorse," offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. "Toby has the ability to do it all. He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot - third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs."

Impact

We knew all along that Gerhart would be the featured back, but it appears as though Jacksonville plans to give him a heavy workload, rather than developing a two-back system with backup Jordan Todman. Entering his fifth NFL season, Gerhart has logged only 276 career carries, and he has only ten games of double-digit carries, so there is plenty of tread left on the tires. If Gerhart stays healthy, he could be a surprise value pick at running back.

Marcell Dareus' attorney says the lineman has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program, the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Completing such a program would allow to Dareus' felony charges on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia to be potentially dropped. Dareus was away from the Bills on Monday to deal with this issue, and though he's back with the team now he still needs to complete his conditioning test later in the week (he's already flunked in once) in order to get back on the practice field. The league hasn't said anything yet about a possible suspension for the troubled lineman.

Brandon Spikes left Monday's training camp practice due to muscle cramps and coach Doug Marrone isn't sure if he'll be able to return for Tuesday's session, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

The issue was likely due to the heat, as a few other Bills seemed to have the same difficulties. Spikes, a newcomer who played for the Patriots his first four years in the league, is expected to improve Buffalo's run defense, which has been abysmal for the last few seasons.

AJ McCarron has been placed on the non-football injury list with a shoulder injury, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

There's no indication that McCarron's injury is serious, and he isn't even expected to play in 2014. With Andy Dalton starting and Jason Campbell the likely No. 2, McCarron will probably devote his rookie season to watching and learning.