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Andrew Quarless reports to Packers' camp 08-01-2015
Andrew Quarless TE GB
Packers TE Andrew Quarless reported for Packers camp on Saturday.

Aaron Nagler on Twitter
Quarless was arrested for a gun offense in Florida on July 4, but his early absence from camp reportedly involved a family issue. He is the favorite to open the season as the Packers' in-line tight end.
Sheppard gets time at middle linebacker 08-01-2015
Kelvin Sheppard LB MIA
Kelvin Sheppard primarily played as the first-team middle linebacker at Dolphins' camp on Friday.

Palm Beach Post
Despite his lackluster career to this point, the Dolphins seem intent on giving Sheppard a shot to win a starting job. Koa Misi, who looked locked in at middle linebacker throughout the offseason program, opened up camp as the strong-side linebacker, a position he played in 2012 and 13. A third-round pick of the Bills in 2011, Sheppard was released by the Colts at final cuts last season and struggled to find playing time after latching on with the Dolphins in September.
Willie Young avoids PUP to start camp 08-01-2015
Willie Young DE CHI
Bears OLB Willie Young avoided the active/PUP list to begin training camp.

ESPN.com
Only eight months removed from tearing his Achilles, it is something of a surprise Young avoided the PUP. Young has yet to participate in any team drills, but he should be good to go soon. A standout at 4-3 defensive end last season, Young will be asked to move to outside linebacker in the Bears' new 3-4 scheme.
White leading the third-down back competition 08-01-2015
James White RB NE
Sophomore RB James White worked with the first team as the third-down back in Patriots' camp.

CSN New England
CSN New England's Tom Curran said it "seems" the Patriots are going to give White the first crack to earn the third-down job vacated by Shane Vereen. Even if White wins the competition, he will likely cede touches to Travaris Cadet, Dion Lewis or Brandon Bolden at times during the season. It is unlikely any of the Patriots' passing-down options earn the almost 10 touches a game Vereen saw the last two seasons.
Lance Dunbar will be involved in the offense 08-01-2015
Lance Dunbar RB DAL
ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer said RB Lance Dunbar "will finally become a viable part of the offense."

ESPN.com
An explosive back with Shane Vereenian skills, Dunbar has the passing-game chops to form a dynamic partnership with presumed starter Joseph Randle. With Darren McFadden already sidelined by injuries, Dunbar could end up with the second most snaps in the Cowboys' backfield. He is an interesting flier in deeper PPR leagues.
Byron Jones not expected to earn starting job 08-01-2015
Byron Jones CB DAL
ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer does not expect first-round CB Byron Jones to earn a starting job out of camp.

ESPN.com
Orlando Scandrick is locked in as a starter, and the Cowboys have too much money invested in Brandon Carr to bench him before the season begins. Jones will likely open up his career covering the slot, but he could find himself starting on the outside if Carr continues to struggle.
Court dates set in Tom Brady's lawsuit 08-01-2015
Tom Brady QB NE
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered Tom Brady and Roger Goodell to appear in court for two conferences on Aug. 12 and 19.

Baltimore Sun
Berman requested the two sides "engage in comprehensive, good-faith settlement discussions prior to the conference on August 12." Though the judge did not mention the NFL's and NFLPA's joint request to have the case resolved by Sept. 4, the immediacy of the conferences suggests a resolution could be handed down quickly. Hopefully this ridiculous episode will come to an end before the season begins.
Fisher talks Gurley's recovery 08-01-2015
Todd Gurley RB STL
Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams are "very, very encouraged" with Todd Gurley's (ACL) recovery, but acknowledged Gurley is "not 100 percent" or ready to play in football games.

ESPN.com
"Todd did a great job on the conditioning test," Fisher said. "He's not 100 percent. He's not ready to play in a game right now. ... We'll just kind of add things as we move forward." Gurley has been limited to individual drills so far in training camp. We might see him play in the third preseason game.