In semi-surprising news, Derek Carr will be the starter in Oakland over Matt Schaub. Carr will officially be the first quarterback from this rookie class to see action. We should know quickly what his long-term prospects will be.
The Devonta Freeman bandwagon just got more crowded with word that his ascension to the top of the Falcons running back depth chart may happen sooner rather than later. Stevan Jackson is 31 and is no guarantee to return to the Pro Bowler he used to be.
Expect the Terrance West bandwagon to get that way too with West getting first-team reps in Browns camp. Recently signed Ben Tate is not likely to hold up a full 16 games so his immediate back up will be a hot commodity. West reminds some of Alfred Morris where he’s great at running and cut backs but not much else.
Bad news for Sean Weatherspoon as he ruptured his Achilles and will miss the entire season. It’s a big blow for Weatherspoon dynasty owners as he was expected to fully recovery from injury issues he sustained last year.
Texans running back Arian Foster is good to go for 2014after back surgery. With Ben Tate gone to Cleveland, and Foster sitting out a month, Foster should rebound to be a low-end RB1. Now, how long he remains there is to be determined.
The Panthers signed receiver Jason Avant who, currently, is the number two receiver in Carolina. The Panthers will certainly draft one receiver and, possibly, more. Avant’s dynasty stock is only as good as position on the Panthers depth chart.
Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins officially signed with Cleveland where he’ll be the new slot receiver. Between his signing, and the arrival of Ben Tate, the Browns offense is shaping up to be a very supportive cast for whoever ends up as the quarterback in 2014 and beyond.