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  • 8/29, 8:55 am
    • The NFL has upheld Simpson's three-game...

      The NFL has upheld Simpson's three-game suspension stemming from a November DUI arrest, ESPN.com reports.

      Analysis: Simpson is thus eligible to return to the Vikings' lineup for the team's Sept. 28 contest against the Falcons. Upon his return, his role will hinge on the health and production of his fellow wideouts, though presuming the availability of Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings, Simpson would slot in no higher than No. 3 on the team's depth chart at the position, at that time.

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  • 8/29, 8:44 am
    • Mayo (undisclosed) did not travel with...

      Mayo (undisclosed) did not travel with the Patriots for Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Globe reports.

      Analysis: We'll have a better read on Mayo's Week 1 prospects next week when the team's official practice participation/injury report is made available, but at this stage the linebacker's status is worth monitoring by those in IDP formats.

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  • 8/29, 8:32 am
    • Ridley and fellow running back Shane...

      Ridley and fellow running back Shane Vereen were among the Patriots' players who were in uniform, but did not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Herald reports.

      Analysis: A number of the team's regulars were predictably rested in the preseason finale, with Ridley's inclusion in that group suggesting that he remains part of the team's backfield plans, a notion echoed in the latest Patriots' roster projection posted by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com Reiss previously speculated that Ridley could a candidate to be a surprise cut, but such a scenario seems unlikely at this stage. While Ridley's role, and in turn, his fantasy value hinges on his ability to take good care of the football, it looks like he remains in line to team up with Vereen, a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield, in the New England offense, with rookie James White also on hand. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden, Jonas Gray and Roy Finch are all candidates to secure the team's No. 4 RB role.

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  • 8/29, 8:24 am
    • Burleson (hamstring) caught one pass on...

      Burleson (hamstring) caught one pass on two targets for 27 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

      Analysis: Making his preseason debut, Burleson was able to get involved, working primarily with Johnny Manziel and the second-team offense. He hauled in another pass which was eventually called back due to an illegal formation penalty. He seems to be a near-lock to make the team at this point, and could help pick up some of the targets suspended wideout Josh Gordon leaves behind.

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  • Ben Tate RB-CLE
    8/29, 8:03 am
    • Tate gained eight yards on three...

      Tate gained eight yards on three carries with a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bears.

      Analysis: Tate only saw work on one drive with Brian Hoyer and the first-team offense, and after scoring at the goal line, he didn't see another snap. His main running back competition -- rookie Terrance West -- did little to impress, gaining only 13 yards on six carries and losing a fumble. Tate remains the unquestioned starter heading into Week 1, but the real concern here is his durability, as he's missed at least one game in each of his three NFL seasons, including seven total over the past two years.

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