Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Baltimore Ravens, Dennis Pitta, Ed Dickson, Joe Morgan, Lance Moore, Marques Colston, Matt Barkley, Michael Vick, New Orleans Saints, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles, Steve Breaston, Visanthe Shiancoe
Vick winning camp battle: Sometimes first impressions count for a lot. The first impression surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles was that Michael Vick was the best fit for new coach Chip Kelly’s offense. In the interim, there was lots of talk of different QBs getting a shot and rumors that Vick could even be playing for a roster spot. But now it appears that the initial thoughts are playing out. Vick looks to be in the lead to start with Nick Foles and Matt Barkley running second and third, respectively. As long as the veteran remains in the catbird seat, he’ll continue to have sleeper fantasy QB value in 2013.
Ravens lose Ed Dickson: If it wasn’t bad enough that the Ravens have lost tight end Dennis Pitta for the season, now the team will have to deal with life without Ed Dickson. The veteran pass-catcher will be out for a week or two with a slight hamstring tear. Coach John Harbaugh expects Dickson to be ready for the regular season, but in his stead, Baltimore will work with Visanthe Shiancoe. The fantasy tight end spot is getting thinner by the day, it seems.
Saints sign Breaston: Journeyman receiver Steve Breaston has a new home, signing with the New Orleans Saints. The move comes with the Saints being short-handed at the position; Marques Colston is on the PUP list and Joe Morgan was helped off the field Sunday with a knee injury. Presumably, Breaston will step into a starting slot opposite Lance Moore on the depth chart. But fantasy owners shouldn’t read into it too much. Once everyone gets healthy, Breaston will likely be relegated to New Orleans’ all-too-frustrating receiver roulette.
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