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1.Ben Watson: Considering 16th season (RotoWire) Watson (appendix) is considering a return to the NFL for his 16th season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Watson appeared poised for retirement following the Saints' NFC Championship loss, but the veteran tight end may not be willing to hang up the laces just yet. The 38-year-old was a surprisingly critical factor in the team's offense for much of last season, registering 400 receiving yards and two touchdowns despite starting just four games, forcing tight ends Josh Hill and Dan Arnold to each take on more of a supporting role. The Saints clearly value Watson's leadership, but even if the 14-year vet were to return for anot... (More)11 hours
2.Hawks still considering trading Frank Cl... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks are still considering trading DE Frank Clark. Analysis: Schefter adds that the package from any interested suitors would have to include "at least a first-round pick." The Bills and Jets are among those who've shown interest of late, but that's a tough ask for either considering both pick in the top nine in next week's draft. Considering the hefty off-field issues Clark carries with him, it's genuinely a wonder whether or not any franchise will pull the trigger and package such a deal for the 25-year-old's talent prior to Thursday.11 hours
3.38-year-old Ben Watson considering NFL r... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ben Watson is considering a return to the NFL. Analysis: The 38-year-old vet intended to retire last season following a successful 15-year career across four different teams. With the Saints inking Jared Cook to a two-year, $15.5 million contract (including $8 million guaranteed) in free agency, it's unlikely Watson returns to his former team. The Patriots are a potential landing spot despite bringing on veterans Matt LaCosse and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.13 hours
4.Jared Goff: No offseason contract extension likely (RotoWire) Goff is not expected to receive a contract extension this offseason, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports. Analysis: This isn't exactly a surprise, as Goff's fifth-year option is still significantly cheaper ($20 million) than what he'd receive via an extension --- a particularly vital fact considering recent spending sprees on Aaron Donald, Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley in the past nine months. While Goff has improved in each of his two seasons with head coach Sean McVay, questions still linger about the quarterback's ability to lead his team to an NFL championship, with a 229-yard, one-interception stinker in the most recent Super Bowl... (More)13 hours
5.Gil: Watching D. Jones like watching Pey... (Rotoworld) Veteran scout and SiriusXM NFL Radio analyst Gil Brandt said watching Duke's Daniel Jones reminds him of watching Peyton Manning in college. Analysis: "I. Love. Dan Jones," Brandt said. "I have to say this carefully: When you watch him and you go back (20) years and watch Peyton Manning, you are watching the same guy. He’s athletic. He doesn’t have a rocket for an arm, but neither did Peyton. Very smart." Jones' stock is seemingly on the rise just a few short days from the draft convening, leading one team to reportedly rank the Duke signal-caller as the top quarterback in this year's draft. NFL Network's Dani... (More)14 hours
6.Bryce Love: ACL recovery raising red flags leading up to the draft (FantasyPros) Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Stanford running back Bryce Love's recovery from ACL surgery has raised some red flags amongst teams. Analysis: Love tore his ACL back on December 1st and is reportedly dealing with stiffness in his knee. Pelissero adds that teams are questioning if he'll regain his explosiveness, which has his draft stock plummeting at the moment.14 hours
7.Doug Baldwin (thigh) has no timetable for return (FantasyPros) Seahawks GM John Schneider says the team has no timetable for Doug Baldwin's return from sports hernia surgery. Analysis: Baldwin was originally projected to miss 6-8 weeks with the issue. This was his third surgery of the off-season so Seattle likely doesn't want to rush things. The 30-year-old is aiming to be ready for the start of training camp.14 hours
8.Mike Gesicki: Adds additional weight (RotoWire) Gesicki has put on 10 pounds of muscle during the offseason, Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel reports. Analysis: Gesicki never had much of an opportunity to display the type of athleticism that made him a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, compiling just 22 catches and 220 yards in his rookie campaign. The largest knock on Gesicki's prospect profile was his inability to block, something that was likely on the mind of the Dolphins' brass when signing Dwayne Allen (primarily a blocking tight end), but the 23-year-old seems to be aware of the criticism, putting on additional muscle in an effort to be a more well-rounded option. Consi... (More)16 hours
9.Montez Sweat won't attend NFL Draft (Rotoworld) Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat won't attend the NFL Draft. Analysis: Sweat was originally expected to attend. It's possible this is related to the concerns over his heart condition. Some teams have reportedly removed Sweat from their draftboard, but it'd still be a surprise if he fell out of the first round.17 hours
10.Falcons SS Keanu Neal cleared to lift we... (Rotoworld) Falcons SS Keanu Neal (knee) has been cleared to resume workouts. Analysis: Neal isn't doing any on-field drills, but he was able to lift weights during voluntary workouts. It's another positive step in his return from September ACL surgery. The Falcons haven't put a timetable on Neal, but he remains on track for Week 1.18 hours
11.Cole Luke among Panthers' safety options (Rotoworld) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said 2017 UDFA Cole Luke will compete at free safety. Analysis: Luke missed all of 2017 on IR and spent last year on Carolina's practice squad. He has ball skills as a converted corner, but Luke has yet to even appear in an NFL game. Luke will compete with Rashaan Gaulden and a likely draft pick this summer.19 hours
12.Rashaan Gaulden candidate to start at sa... (Rotoworld) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said CB Rashaan Gaulden could start at free safety. Analysis: The Panthers have an open depth chart opposite Eric Reed with Mike Adams gone. Gaulden didn't see the field much as a rookie, but Carolina has spent the offseason talking him up. Even if Gaulden doesn't win the safety job, he's going to see heavy snaps in nickel packages.19 hours
13.Seahawks could trade Frank Clark before ... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports unsigned franchise player DE Frank Clark could be traded ahead of the draft. Analysis: Clark has interest from "several teams," with Buffalo and the Jets among his known suitors. The Seahawks just gave Russell Wilson a new deal and need money for Bobby Wagner and Jarran Reed extensions. Trading Clark would free up the $17 million he's owed under the franchise tender. Clark would likely net Seattle a first-round pick.19 hours
14.Doug Baldwin without return timetable (Rotoworld) Seahawks GM John Schneider said there's no timetable for Doug Baldwin's (thigh) return. Analysis: Baldwin will miss at least 6-8 weeks after sports hernia surgery. He's likely to sit out all of OTAs. Baldwin also had knee and shoulder surgeries earlier this offseason, but he could be cleared for the start of training camp if he avoids setbacks.20 hours
15.Cameron Brate cleared to run routes (Rotoworld) Cameron Brate (hip) has been cleared for football activities. Analysis: Brate had arthroscopic surgery in January. He was cleared to run routes at voluntary OTAs. Barring any setbacks, Brate should be full-go for June's minicamp.1 day
16.Jace Sternberger drawing heavy interest (FantasyPros) Jace Sternberger is drawing heavy interest around the NFL, and has now visited or worked out for 14 different teams. Sternberger is likely viewed as the top target for teams that miss out on the big three of T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant, and Irv Smith Jr. An animal after the catch, Sternberger averaged 8.3 yards after the catch per reception in 2018. He led all college tight ends in touchdowns, and was second in receiving yards. Analysis: Jace Sternberger is likely to be thrust into an immediate starting role if he is snapped up by a team with a hole at tight end. Interestingly, he has garnered interest from teams with stable tigh... (More)1 day
17.Seahawks hope to get deal done with Wagn... (Rotoworld) Seahawks GM John Schneider said he hopes to get an extension done with contract-year MLB Bobby Wagner. Analysis: Wagner is next up for Seattle after extending Russell Wilson. He plans to represent himself without an agent, potentially complicating the negotiations. With C.J. Mosley resetting the inside linebacker market at $17 million annually, Wagner is going to be an expensive re-sign.1 day
18.Seahawks don't expect Frank Clark holdou... (Rotoworld) Seahawks GM John Schneider doesn't expect unsigned franchise player DE Frank Clark to hold out. Analysis: Clark skipped voluntary workouts, but the Seahawks are "under the impression" he'll report for mandatory OTAs. With Russell Wilson signing a mega extension, there's speculation Seattle could look to trade Clark, with Buffalo and the Jets among the teams interested. Clark will play under the $17.128 million franchise tender if he doesn't get a new deal.1 day
19.Jalen Ramsey: I'll be ready when it's ti... (Rotoworld) Jalen Ramsey said he'll be "ready when it's time." Analysis: Ramsey recently drew criticism from Tom Coughlin, albeit indirectly, when the VP of football operations said all players "should" participate in voluntary workouts, though the All-Pro cornerback has not been in attendance. The NFLPA has already come to Ramsey's defense while his agent David Mulugheta said the 25-year-old, who has spent the offseason balancing family time while training on his own in Nashville, is "exactly where [he] should be." Ramsey's decision to skip OTAs could imply his desire... (More)1 day
20.One team has Daniel Jones as their No. 1... (Rotoworld) Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that one team has Duke's Daniel Jones rated as the top quarterback in this year's draft. Analysis: Robinson didn't explicitly name the team, though he dropped a huge hint by offering, "y'all know exactly who that team is." To quote the immortal Michael Scott, "no god, no!" If Robinson is referring to the team we think he is (hint: they share a stadium with the Jets in East Rutherford), this would be a colossal mistake. We've questioned Dave Gettleman's tactics in the past, but choosing Jones over Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Kyler Murray would represent a new low for the... (More)1 day
21.Jets 'determined' to trade down from No.... (Rotoworld) SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports the Jets are "determined" to trade down from the third pick in next week's draft. Analysis: "They seem to really, really want to move down," added an anonymous NFL exec. "Maybe they're just keeping their options open, but it sure seems like that No. 3 pick is for sale." After trading the farm for Sam Darnold last year, the Jets hold just six picks in this year's draft and would like to improve that haul if possible. Most experts are mocking Kyler Murray to the Cardinals at No. 1, but if Arizona goes in a different direction, Maccagnan's phone will be ringing with plenty of... (More)1 day
22.Hollywood Brown to be 1st receiver draft... (Rotoworld) According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown is "in the mix" to be the first receiver taken in next week's draft. Analysis: Despite concerns over his size (5'9"/166) and health status—a Lisfranc injury kept him from competing at last month's Combine—Rapsheet said it "wouldn't be a surprise" if Brown is the first receiver off the board Thursday night. Rapoport also noted that D.K. Metcalf, a 99th-percentile SPARQ athlete and the player many have viewed as the top receiving prospect in this year's class, is no longer "a lock" to go in the first round. Despite a deep talent p... (More)1 day
23.Concern mounting over Love's 'stiff' kne... (Rotoworld) According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Stanford RB Bryce Love's surgically-repaired knee has "raised red flags" leading up to the draft. Analysis: Love attended the Combine re-check in Indianapolis earlier this month and the results were not encouraging as doctors identified "stiffness" in his ACL, which he tore in a game on December 1. Per Pelissero, a number of teams are questioning whether Love will ever regain the "explosiveness" he demonstrated during his four-year run at Stanford. Despite rushing for over 2,000 yards while attaining All-American status in 2017, Love's draft arrow is pointing w... (More)1 day
24.Sweat's heart condition generating conce... (Rotoworld) According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat's heart condition has been discussed "extensively" in draft rooms across the league. Analysis: Sweat's doctor's check-up at last month's Combine revealed an enlarged heart, a risk factor that teams will have to weigh ahead of next week's draft. Per Pelissero, there are no players in the NFL with this exact condition, though athletes in other sports, particularly soccer, have played through it and still had success. Any team that selects Sweat would have to take the necessary precautions including having a heart defibrillator accessible at all time... (More)1 day
25.Gruden and Mayock purge Raiders' draft r... (Rotoworld) According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, scouts for the Raiders were sent home Friday and are not expected to return ahead of next week's draft. Analysis: Well this is a new one. Apparently new GM Mike Mayock, who was handpicked by Jon Gruden after forcing out Reggie McKenzie last year, isn't sure "who he can trust with his draft secrets." Yikes. This is either a monumental case of paranoia or the Raiders scouting department—or what's left of it—simply couldn't get on the same page. Purging the team's entire scouting presence six days before the draft is a bold strategy and c... (More)1 day
26.Ra'Shede Hageman: Inks deal with Falcons (RotoWire) Hageman (suspension) signed a contract with the Falcons on Friday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Analysis: Hageman has not played in the NFL since 2016, and despite being suspended for two games by the league earlier this month, the Falcons have elected to give him a second chance after legal troubles led to his release a few years ago. Atlanta does have an opening at defensive tackle following the departure of Terrell McClain, but Hageman will likely have to prove his behavior is in check before having a shot at the team's final roster.1 day
27.Falcons bring back DT Ra'Shede Hageman (Rotoworld) Falcons signed DT Ra'Shede Hageman. Analysis: Hageman was a second-round pick of the Falcons in 2014 and appeared in 44 games, making 16 starts, for the team. Legal troubles mounted. That in addition to subpar play left Hageman out of the league for the last two seasons. The Falcons will give him a second chance to compete for an interior line gig.1 day
28.Lasley spent offseason with Lamar Jackso... (Rotoworld) Ravens second-year WR Jordan Lasley spent the offseason training with Lamar Jackson. Analysis: "Jordan Lasley was amazing," Jackson's QB coach, Josh Harris said. "He was here for a while, and they went to work every day. The summer wouldn’t have been as productive without Jordan Lasley." A fifth-round pick out of UCLA last year, Lasley struggled in the preseason and wasn't active for a single game as a rookie. But he put up a massive 69-1,264-9 receiving line in his final... (More)1 day
29.Jets one of the teams interested in Clar... (Rotoworld) ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini wonders if New York will approach the Seahawks about a possible trade for unsigned franchise player DE Frank Clark. Analysis: Per Cimini, the Jets were interested in Clark at the start of free agency, but Clark ended up getting slapped with the franchise tag by Seattle. He's since stayed away from the team in hope of a long-term deal, but the Seahawks may now be a bit hesitant after locking up Russell Wilson to a massive extension this week. The Athletic's Jay Glazer reported last month that there were trade rumors surrounding Clark. The Jets still have... (More)1 day
30.Darrell Henderson in the first round mix? (FantasyPros) Darrell Henderson has met with some interesting teams with late first round picks. Henderson has met with the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, and Los Angeles Rams. Henderson is likely the top running back on some big boards across the NFL, and could very well surprise as the first running back off of the board. Analysis: If Darrell Henderson is able to secure first round draft capital, he will be given every opportunity to become an immediate starter. He has met with eight teams thus far, and would vie for lead back duties on at least five of them immediately.1 day
31.Marquise Brown visits with seventh team (FantasyPros) Talented wide receiver Marquise Brown met with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday April 19th. This is is his seventh known team visit. Brown has visited with Miami, New England, Buffalo, Oakland, Baltimore, and Carolina. This visit suggests the Titans are considering Brown with the 19th overall pick, as he is unlikely to be available when they pick again at 51st overall. Analysis: Tennessee would not be the ideal landing spot for Marquise Brown's fantasy value. With Corey Davis and Adam Humphries already in town in a run-first offense, target volume could be hard to come by.1 day
32.Report: Tyreek Hill’s son removed from h... (Rotoworld) The Kansas City Star reports Tyreek Hill's three-year-old son was "recently removed from the custody of Hill and the boy’s mother." Analysis: Per the Star, it "isn’t clear when the boy was removed, or who he is staying with now." The Star reports Hill and his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, have been "working through a family court process called a 'child in need of care' case." Two separate investigations into child abuse at Hill's home were opened across nine days in March. The second incident involved the alleged breaking of Hill's son's arm. Hill reported f... (More)2 days
33.NYG unlikely to trade 2nd-rounder for Ro... (Rotoworld) SNY reports that the Giants "don't seem inclined" to trade their second-round pick for Josh Rosen. Analysis: Per reporter Ralph Vacchiano, the G-Men have "no interest" in trading either of their first-rounders for Rosen and apparently are unlikely to dangle the No. 37 selection. Vacchiano reports the Giants had concerns about how Rosen's personality would fare in New York when he was draft eligible last year. Unless it is all an elaborate ruse to drive down Rosen's trade price, the G-Men seem to have little appetite for anointing Rosen their Eli Manning successor.2 days
34.Seahawks undecided on Germain Ifedi opti... (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Seahawks GM John Schneider said the team was undecided on exercising OL Germain Ifedi's fifth-year team option for 2020. Analysis: Ifedi has made at least 13 starts each of the past three years but has been one of the worst players in the league in the process. Fifth-year team options are guaranteed for injury only, but the Seahawks will probably make the calculation that exercising it is too risky.2 days
35.Kareem Jackson: Lines up at safety (RotoWire) Jackson lined up exclusively at safety during minicamp, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver reports. Analysis: If you listen to head coach Vic Fangio's full interview, there is some additional context here -- that safety is harder to learn than corner in his defense and so he wanted Jackson to get his initial reps there. Still, the fact that he lined up exclusively at safety at camp signals, at the very least, that he won't be plugged in on the outside and left to fend off opponent's top vertical threat. Instead -- with Chris Harris, Jr. and Bryce Callahan similarly able to move inside and out -- it is more likely that Fangio will move the thre... (More)2 days
36.Von Miller: Eyes 20-sack campaign (RotoWire) Miller's goals include 20 sacks in 2019 and, eventually, the all-time sack record, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports. Analysis: On one hand, what is Miller supposed to say, that he wants to take it easy this year? Perhaps the more interesting element of the story is head coach Vic Fangio's response -- saying that Miller can reach his goals if he does the little things right in preparation. That can be read as either tempering expectations or maybe even a shot at Miller or the former coaching staff. Either way, given his influence on the likes of Khalil Mack and Aldon Smith in his previous stops, it will be interesting to ... (More)2 days
37.Rapsheet: Many 'convinced' G-Men take QB... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that many people around the league are "convinced" that the Giants will select a quarterback at No. 6 overall. Analysis: Rapoport's report is extremely vague, essentially just categorizing the chatter he has heard of late. It has apparently changed in recent days, with the consensus going from the G-Men will pass on a quarterback at six to that they will take one. The Giants also own the No. 17 selection, which could be used as a fall-back spot or bait to trade up. Despite his continued public pronouncements in favor of Eli Manning, GM Dave Gettleman has not slammed the door on selecting his... (More)2 days
38.Josh Woodrum: Signing with Washington (RotoWire) Woodrum signed a contract with the Redskins on Thursday. Analysis: Woodrum initially slots in as the clear No. 3 quarterback behind Case Keenum and Colt McCoy (leg) and the Redskins figure to only bring in more competition via the draft or undrafted free agent market as the offseason continues to unfold.2 days
39.Rodney McLeod: Hopeful for training camp (RotoWire) McLeod (knee) said Thursday that while he won't be available for OTAs next month, he could be available for training camp, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "[I'm] right on pace to come back for the start of the season," the veteran said. Analysis: McLeod tore the ACL and MCL in one of his knees last September and will be about 10 months removed from surgery when training camp rolls around. Even if he is still operating under limitations at that point, there doesn't appear to be much fear that McLeod's recovery will drag into the regular season.2 days
40.RB Ballage 'absolutely' wants starting s... (Rotoworld) Kalen Ballage said he "absolutely" hopes to compete for the Dolphins' starting job this summer. Analysis: "It doesn’t really matter who had the most playing time in the past," Ballage said. "I’m ready to do my thing." Ballage earned offseason praise from Adam Gase's staff last year but ended up touching the ball only 45 times all season. With Gase gone and no notable runners added in free agency, Ballage will certainly have the opportunity for more work in 2019. It is possible additional competition will be added through the draft, but Ballage is currentl... (More)2 days
41.Rodney McLeod (ACL) aiming for training ... (Rotoworld) Eagles FS Rodney McLeod (ACL) will miss the team's entire offseason program but hopes to be ready for training camp. Analysis: McLeod stopped short of guaranteeing that he would be ready for camp. Going on 29, McLeod is trying to pick up the pieces from two injury-shortened seasons to keep his starting job. He will be competing with free agent addition Andrew Sendejo.2 days
42.Kareem Jackson playing safety so far in ... (Rotoworld) Kareem Jackson has started out at safety in Broncos voluntary workouts. Analysis: Jackson has almost exclusively played cornerback throughout his nine-year career but has begun dabbling at safety in recent years. Broncos coach Vic Fangio is banking on Jackson's versatility for 2019. "He’s played much more corner in his career, so I wanted him to get more work in this camp — all of his work — at the safety position, to feel comfortable there," Fangio said. Coming off an excellent 2018 in Houston, Jackson could see time all over the secondary for one of the league's best defen... (More)2 days
43.WSH takes flier on AAF refugee Josh Wood... (Rotoworld) Redskins signed QB Josh Woodrum. Analysis: An AAF refugee, Woodrum had more interceptions than touchdowns for the "Salt Lake Stallions." Even for the quarterback-desperate Redskins, the 2016 UDFA will be strictly a camp arm.2 days
44.Josh Rosen opens up about NFL Draft rumors (FantasyPros) Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen spoke to Sports Illustrated about the NFL Draft and rumors surrounding he and former Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray. Analysis: Amid all of the off-seasons rumors about Kyler Murray being selected by the Cardinals with the first pick in the NFL Draft, Rosen seems to still have a positive attitude. He talked about his mental state and outlook on the situation when he said, "control what you can control," although he did call the rumors of his possible trade from Arizona "annoying." If one thing's for sure, it's that Rosen still has his competitive fire, vowing to "prove them right if they keep me and pro... (More)2 days
45.Luke Kuechly: Agrees to help cap situation (RotoWire) The Panthers and Kuechly (undisclosed) agreed to convert $9.05 million of his base salary into a bonus, opening up $7.24 million in cap space for the current league year, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: After skipping the Pro Bowl due to an unknown injury, Kuechly arrived at Phase 1 of the offseason program earlier this week and proceeded to take part in both strength and conditioning work. With his health and pay structure determined, he can focus on extending his 100-plus tackle streak to eight seasons to begin his career.2 days
46.Jeff Fisher on XFL Houston report: Fake ... (Rotoworld) Ex-Rams coach Jeff Fisher has called the report that he will coach the XFL's Houston franchise "false news." Analysis: "False news that I am headed to XFL Houston," Fisher tweeted at CBS' Jason La Canfora. "Maybe get better sources? (rolling on the floor laughing emoji) Have a great Thursday." Although we are devastated that the news apparently is not true — Fisher had a loose relationship with the truth as Rams coach — it is amusing that the ol' ball coach knows how to use emojis. Now 61 with an NFL-record 165 losses under his belt, Fisher does not need the hassle of Vince McMahon's resurrected mino... (More)2 days
47.Craig Mager: Cut by Broncos (RotoWire) Mager was released by the Broncos on Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Analysis: Mager has been absent from the Broncos' offseason program due to a personal issue. It isn't clear when his focus could shift back to football.2 days
48.D'Onta Foreman: Reports to workouts in great shape (RotoWire) Foreman, who appears to have "lost a significant amount of weight," reported to the offseason program at 230 pounds, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: The Texans are reportedly pleased with Foreman's progress, though news of his evolution isn't a huge surprise overall given how Foreman had already drawn praise this offseason for slimming down. After playing at a listed weight of 235 pounds last season coming off a torn Achilles, Foreman is clearly taking total advantage of his first full offseason program in the pros, uninhibited by any rehab work. Entering the draft, he seems to be the odds-on favorite to open... (More)2 days
49.'Fins CB Cordrea Tankersley 'still limpi... (Rotoworld) Dolphins CB Cordrea Tankersley (torn right ACL) is "still limping." Analysis: Per reporter Armando Salguero, Tankersley "doesn't seem to have full extension in the leg." The No. 97 overall pick of the 2017 draft, Tankersley played 637 reasonably-promising rookie snaps before a disastrous sophomore campaign. He was riding the pine before tearing up his knee in practice in November. This bodes poorly for his odds of a 2019 bounce-back.2 days
50.Duke Johnson: Endorsed by GM (RotoWire) General manager John Dorsey said Thursday that Johnson is seen "as a vital part of this offense moving forward," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Rapoport also notes that there hasn't been an active trade market for Johnson since reports surfaced in early April that he demanded a trade from the team, but that presumably has more to do with a combination of Cleveland's trade demands and Johnson's sizable contract than any concerns over the running back's effectiveness. While it's possible some teams could up their offers after the draft shakes out -- or that the Browns lower their asking price if Johnson mounts a holdout... (More)2 days
51.Dolphins exercise Tunsil's 2020 team opt... (Rotoworld) Dolphins exercised LT Laremy Tunsil's fifth-year team option for 2020. Analysis: Tunsil fell into the Dolphins' laps at No. 13 in 2016 thanks to his infamous "gas mask bong" video and has proceeded to establish himself as the team's long-term left tackle. Tunsil still has room from improvement, though ex-quarterback Ryan Tannehill could make his blockers look worse than they actually were. Still only 25 (in August), Tunsil has the upside to emerge as one of the league's best blindside protectors.2 days
52.Keke Coutee: Aims to stay on the field (RotoWire) Coutee's top goal heading into the coming campaign is to play the Texans' full slate of games, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The Texans won all six regular-season games Coutee played in last season, a span in which the 2018 fourth-rounder caught 28 passes for 287 yards and a TD. Now presumably past the nagging hamstring injury that hampered him as a rookie, Coutee will direct his focus to preparing for his second NFL season. Last year, much of his offseason routine centered on preparing for the pre-draft process, an approach that wasn't optimal relative to his transition to the pro game. With Will Fuller (knee) on tr... (More)2 days
53.Dolphins TE Gesicki bulks up 13 pounds (Rotoworld) Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki said he has bulked up 13 pounds from his rookie playing weight of 240. Analysis: It is not a surprise after Gesicki often found himself physically dominated in 2018. Gesicki played a respectable 400 snaps but commanded only 32 targets. Tight end, of course, is an infamously difficult position for rookies to learn. Gesicki will be a candidate to take a step forward in 2019 for the Dolphins' undermanned skill corps.2 days
54.Gettleman on Josh Rosen: 'Not going ther... (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Giants GM Dave Gettleman declined comment when asked if he was interested in Cardinals QB Josh Rosen. Analysis: "Not going there," was Gettleman's short response. It is an understandable non-comment, though Gettleman could have been more forceful if he wanted to end any speculation. Previous reports have had the G-Men lukewarm on Rosen, though perhaps it is a matter of Gettleman simply not wanting to tip his hand. Ultimately, New York does not seem to be a particularly likely destination for the 2018 first-rounder.2 days
55.Will Fuller: Optimism abounds (RotoWire) General manager Brian Gaine reiterated Thursday that Fuller (knee) is expected to be ready to go for Week 1, Sarah Bishop of ESPN reports. Analysis: Gaine said Fuller has been rehabbing in Houston all offseason and the receiver has yet to suffer a setback in his recovery from a torn ACL. Head coach Bill O'Brien expressed a similar level of optimism earlier this month and even went as far to suggest Fuller could be back on the field, in some capacity, for training camp. The Notre Dame product will be roughly nine months removed from surgery by that time, but there remains no firm timetable for his exact return to action and it wouldn'... (More)2 days
56.George Kittle: Bouncing back from rib issue (RotoWire) The injury that Kittle sustained in Week 9 of the 2018 season was described as fractured rib cartilage by Brian Witt of NBC Sports Bay Area. Analysis: It's an issue that came to light following the conclusion of the campaign, at which time Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com relayed that the tight end played most of the second half of the season with a cracked rib. Regardless of the exact injury terminology used, Kittle's 88-catch, 1,377-yard season looks even more impressive when considering the discomfort he worked through beyond Week 9. Following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, Kittle approaches the coming season as one of fantasy's elite ... (More)2 days
57.Broncos release cornerback Craig Mager (Rotoworld) Broncos released CB Craig Mager. Analysis: NBC Denver's Mike Klis reports Mager had been absent from voluntary workouts because of a personal issue. The 26-year-old made one regular season appearance in 2018, suiting up for the Chargers. 2016 was the last time he was a regular contributor.2 days
58.HOU 'still negotiating' with Jadeveon Cl... (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Texans GM Brian Gaine said long-term talks remain ongoing with franchise player Jadeveon Clowney. Analysis: The Houston Chronicle reported earlier this week that there was "no deal in sight at this time." Although he is still only 26, Clowney's injury history makes him a risky proposition when it comes to a long-term deal. We would not be surprised if the Texans ultimately let him play out the year under his tender. 2 days
59.Gettleman: Eli 'proved' he has 'plenty l... (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Giants GM Dave Gettleman said that Eli Manning "proved" he had "plenty left" last season. Analysis: "We went into last year thinking that Eli had plenty left, and he proved it," was Gettleman's exact quote. We know are firmly into beating a dead horse territory here, but the level of sunk cost fallacy on display in East Rutherford is truly mind boggling. The Giants seem incapable of planning for a post-Manning future, instead continuing to further escalate their commitment. It is not rational behavior. Hopefully Gettleman walks different t... (More)2 days
60.Report: Fisher 'in line' to coach XFL te... (Rotoworld) CBS' Jason La Canfora reports ex-Rams coach Jeff Fisher is "in line" to coach Houston's XFL franchise. Analysis: With Fisher's nine NFL lives up, he has moved on to the minor leagues. He spent this winter/spring as the AAF's "director of football strategy." The XFL would seem to be a modest step up, but it is not the sort of thing that would put Fisher back on the NFL's radar. Now in his 60s, Fisher seems destined to remain forever tied with Dan Reeves for the most losses in NFL history.2 days
61.Isaac Yiadom: Participating in voluntary workouts (RotoWire) Yiadom (shoulder) participated in individual drills during this week's minicamp, Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Yiadom underwent offseason surgery to correct a shoulder injury he sustained sometime during the 2018 season. He's yet to receive clearance to participate in team drills, but the Broncos don't have any reason to rush him back into full-speed drills this early in the offseason anyway. When fully healthy, the 2018 third-rounder will compete for a depth role behind Kareem Jackson, Chris Harris and Bryce Callahan ahead of the 2019 campaign.2 days
62.Josh Rosen says situation 'is what it is... (Rotoworld) In an interview with SI TV, Josh Rosen said his uncertain future with the Cardinals "is what it is." Analysis: "Football's a business," Rosen continued. "Whatever decisions are made, it is my duty to prove them right if they keep me or prove them wrong if they ship me off." It is a mature response to a tough situation from a player who -- likely unfairly -- had his character questioned in the lead up to last year's draft. Owed relatively little over the final three years of his rookie deal, Rosen would be a great addition for teams looking for a long-term o... (More)2 days
63.Panthers restructure Luke Kuechly's deal (Rotoworld) Panthers restructured Luke Kuechly's contract. Analysis: Carolina turned $9.05 million of Kuechly's base salary into a signing bonus, creating $7.24 million of much-needed cap space. Kuechly remains under contract through 2021.2 days
64.GM expects Will Fuller to be ready for W... (Rotoworld) Texans GM Brian Gaine expects Will Fuller (ACL) to be ready for Week 1. Analysis: Fuller suffered a torn ACL in late October. "Everything is trending in the right direction," Gaine added. "Everything is looking good." Coach Bill O'Brien has said there is a "chance" Fuller is ready for the start of training camp, but it is likely the Texans ease the oft-injured receiver into action. If Fuller and Keke Coutee can stay healthy behind DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans will have the makings of an explosive passing attack.2 days
65.Matthew Ioannidis: Inks three-year extension (RotoWire) The Redskins signed Ioannidis (hamstring) to a three-year, $21.75 million extension Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Washington now has all three pieces of its starting defensive line locked in through 2021. While Ioannidis doesn't get as much recognition as first-round teammates Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne, the 2016 fourth-rounder has received comparably strong grades as a pass rusher from Pro Football Focus each of the past two seasons and is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he netted 7.5 sacks in 14 games. However, it isn't clear where he stands in his recovery from the hamstring injury that cost Io... (More)2 days
66.Texans expect Will Fuller to be ready Week 1 (FFToday) When the Texans open the regular season against the New Orleans Saints, they expect speedy wide receiver Will Fuller to be on the field running routes. Fuller is rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season against the Miami Dolphins. "I expect when we kick off against New Orleans for him to be ready to go," Gaine said. "Everything is going well with Will, no setbacks. Everything trending in right direction. He's looking good." Analysis: Fuller dealt with hamstring issues early during the 2018 season then suffered an ACL injury on October 25th. He's made a difference when on the field (11 TDs in 11 games with D... (More)2 days
67.GM says D'Onta Foreman is in good shape (Rotoworld) Texans GM Brian Gaine said D'Onta Foreman returned from the offseason in good shape. Analysis: Foreman struggled to return from the Achilles' tear he suffered as a rookie, appearing in just two games including the playoffs last year. He said the experience "lit a fire" under him, and the Houston Chronicle reported the running back looks "much leaner" and "quick and explosive." Lamar Miller is coming off his most effective season since joining the Texans, but a healthy Foreman should push him for work.2 days
68.GM says Duke Johnson will remain with te... (Rotoworld) Browns GM John Dorsey said Duke Johnson will be "a member of this organization moving forward." Analysis: Dorsey added new coach Freddie Kitchens sees Johnson as a vital part of the offense. Understandably disillusioned after the Browns added Kareem Hunt, Johnson has put in a trade request, but the Browns has consistently said they do not plan to move the running back. It is possible that is just a smoke screen, but Cleveland cannot be sure what they will get from Hunt even once his eight-game suspension is over. Keeping Johnson around as insurance makes a lot of sense.2 days
69.Barkley, Engram voice support for Eli Ma... (Rotoworld) Both Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram voiced support for Eli Manning. Analysis: Barkley believes Manning still "can do it all," and Engram said he has the "utmost confidence" in his quarterback. "He’s our leader," Engram added. "He’s a champ." Teammates have at least publicly stood behind Manning this offseason, but that could change if Manning's long-term decline continues into the season, especially if there is a highly-drafted rookie waiting in the wings.2 days
70.Dont'a Hightower: Dropping weight ahead of 2019 (RotoWire) Hightower is entering the offseason program at around 250-255 pounds, Dakota Randall of NESN reports. Analysis: Linebackers around the league seem to be shedding weight in an effort to stay on the field more often on passing downs. Hightower, who checked in at 265 pounds at the 2012 NFL Combine and has played around 270 at times, appears to be following suit. Moreover, the 2016 All-Pro has evidently been active in offseason workouts and is seemingly in good health after spraining his toe in the Super Bowl.2 days
71.DE Ioannidis lands 3-year, $21.75M exten... (Rotoworld) Redskins signed DE Matt Ioannidis to a three-year, $21.75 million extension through 2022. Analysis: According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Ioannidis can earn another $3 million in incentives. The 2016 fifth-round pick was entering the final year of his rookie deal. Ioannidis bounced back from a rough rookie campaign which included him being waived to record 12 sacks over the last two seasons including 7.5 last year.2 days
72.Flacco has good 'familiarity' with offen... (Rotoworld) Joe Flacco said he has good "familiarity" with the Broncos' offense. Analysis: New OC Rich Scangarello worked under Kyle Shanahan who runs a similar offense to the one Gary Kubiak ran with Flacco in Baltimore. "Terminology-wise, I'm familiar with a lot," Flacco said. "That's kind of made the transition easy." Flacco did say there are some differences, specifically in the "dropback game," but the veteran should be able to quickly adjust to his new scheme.2 days
73.Keke Coutee working on staying healthy (Rotoworld) Keke Coutee hopes his work this offseason will help him stay healthy. Analysis: Coach Bill O’Brien believes Coutee's injury struggles as a rookie stemmed from spending the offseason preparing for Combine drills rather than playing football. "That played a role," Coutee said. "If you’re training for a 40-yard dash, then you’re not training to just run routes against guys every day in training camp. ... Just making that change to that next level is a real big transition. You have to make sure you’re prepared." Coutee has changed his routine this offseason and is fo... (More)2 days
74.DeVante Parker 'glad' he is still in Mia... (Rotoworld) DeVante Parker is "glad" to remain with the Dolphins.2 days
75.Minkah Fitzpatrick's role still up in th... (Rotoworld) Dolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick's 2019 position remains up in the air. Analysis: The Dolphins reportedly view safety as Fitzpatrick's long-term position, but he could be asked to play corner again this year with Reshad Jones seemingly sticking around. Fitzpatrick hoped to know for sure by now, but he understands why the Dolphins have not made anything official. "This is the second day we’re working with these coaches on the field," Fitzpatrick said. "They don’t even know us as players. They only have film on us. They haven’t put their hands on us for real. Nobody has an... (More)2 days
76.Cowboys targeting a No. 2 running back (Rotoworld) EVP Stephen Jones said the Cowboys need to add a No. 2 running back. Analysis: Dallas currently has a hole behind Ezekiel Elliott after letting Rod Smith walk in free agency. "At the end of the day you worry about what you do if Zeke's not 100 percent," Jones said. "We're obviously going to be looking, whether we get it done in the draft or whether we get it done in free agency." There are still some solid running backs available on the open market including T.J. Yeldon and Spencer Ware. If Dallas decides to look to the draft, a Day 3 pick like Nebraska RB Devine Ozigbo could make some sense.2 days
77.Garoppolo expects to participate during ... (Rotoworld) Jimmy Garoppolo (ACL) expects to participate during seven-on-seven drills at OTAs. Analysis: Garoppolo has already resumed throwing and taking dropbacks, so non-contact seven-on-seven drills should be no issue. The quarterback expects to be fully cleared by the time training camp starts. Garoppolo tore his ACL Week 3 of last season.2 days
78.Panthers not spending extra time on QBs (Rotoworld) Panthers coach Ron Rivera does not believe the team has spent more time on quarterbacks this draft cycle than usual. Analysis: "I agree with Ron," GM Marty Hurney added. "I think the philosophy is that you have to develop young quarterbacks. You have to do your due diligence as far as going through the guys in the draft." With just Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke behind Cam Newton, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, the Panthers have been expected to add a quarterback in the draft, but it does not sound like they are treating a developmental backup as a must have. Carolina did bring in Auburn QB Jarrett Sti... (More)2 days
79.Rams looking for to draft 'redshirt' lin... (Rotoworld) GM Les Snead said the Rams hope to draft some "redshirt" offensive linemen. Analysis: It is a tactic the Rams utilized last year when they selected third-rounder Joseph Noteboom and fourth-rounder Brian Allen, who will are expected to take over at left guard and center respectively after seeing little playing time as rookies. Given Andrew Whitworth's age, it makes sense for them to look for their left tackle of the future in this draft. The Rams do not own a second-round pick, but they have two in the third.2 days
80.Staley impressed by new teammate Dee For... (Rotoworld) 49ers LT Joe​ Staley praised new teammate DE Dee Ford. Analysis: 49ers brass asked Staley for a scouting report before finalizing the trade, and the left tackle let them know Ford has one of the best first steps in the league. "It’s super unique," Staley said. "Especially in today’s game, it’s what separates a lot of the great pass rushers from the guys that are average." Staley added he was convinced Ford was offsides when he beat him for a sack Week 3 of last season, but when he watched the tape, he realized the defender simply got off the ball that quickl... (More)2 days
81.Jimmy Garoppolo: To wear knee brace in 2019 (RotoWire) Garoppolo expects to wear a brace on his left knee in 2019, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. "That's a for sure," Garoppolo said Wednesday. Analysis: Garoppolo sustained a torn ACL in the knee Week 3 of last season, ending his first full campaign as the 49ers' starting quarterback much earlier than expected. Invested in rehabilitation in the meantime, he's progressed enough in his recovery that he and the team believe he'll be medically cleared by the start of training camp, per Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. As for the brace, Garoppolo is unsure if it'll be something he wears long term, but he'll at least d... (More)3 days
82.Ezekiel Elliott: Awaiting decision on fifth-year option (RotoWire) Executive Stephen Jones said the Cowboys expect to pick up the fifth-year option on Elliott before the May 3 deadline, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Since he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft, Elliott is the sole player with more than a 1,000 touches -- 1,003, to be exact -- en route to 5,247 yards from scrimmage and 34 touchdowns in 40 games. Such production makes the Cowboys' upcoming decision a no-brainer, especially with DeMarcus Lawrence's extension out of the way. Aside from Lawrence and Elliott, the team also may seek to lock Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper into long-term deals.3 days
83.Josh Allen: Feeling 100 percent (RotoWire) Allen said Tuesday that his throwing elbow, which was injured last season and caused him to miss four games, is perfectly fine entering offseason workouts, The Buffalo News reports. "No, no consideration. Obviously in the offseason, I met with PT and go over everything because it compounds throughout the season. Every player has those types of feels that after the season, you want to let your body rest and recover and do some physical therapy. I did some therapy on it for the first couple weeks, and after that I started throwing. No problems at all." Analysis: Not only is Allen's health in good order, but the weak Buffalo offense got... (More)3 days
84.Cowboys to pick up Ezekiel Elliott's opt... (Rotoworld) Cowboys VP Stephen Jones confirmed Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option will be picked up. Analysis: This is a no-brainer for the Cowboys. Elliott will make around the $9.6 million running backs got under the fifth-year option last year. With Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper in line for new deals, Elliott may have to wait until next offseason to be extended.3 days
85.Cam Newton: Range of motion increasing (RotoWire) General manager Marty Hurney said Newton (shoulder) has increased his range of motion this offseason, but the quarterback has yet to throw a football, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports. Analysis: Head coach Ron Rivera indicated something similar in January and it seems Newton only continued to progress as the offseason went on. While the quarterback remains without a timetable to resume throwing footballs, the Panthers have expressed nothing but optimism over Newton's recovery thus far and there doesn't appear to be any concern whatsoever over his Week 1 availability. Newton will be four months removed from arthroscopic sho... (More)3 days
86.Corey Liuget visits with Seahawks (Rotoworld) Free agent DT Corey Liuget visited the Seahawks. Analysis: They also met with ex-Colts DL Al Woods. Liuget has been making the rounds the last few weeks but has yet to land a deal. He may have to wait until after the draft to resurface.3 days
87.Kittle played through serious chest inju... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Matt Barrows reports George Kittle played half of the 2018 season with "fractured cartilage" in his chest. Analysis: Kittle didn't miss any time, but it's notable for injury-tracking purposes. He also dealt with a knee issue early in the year. Kittle is fully healthy for the start of OTAs. He's one of the top tight ends going into 2019.3 days
88.Cam Newton (shoulder) close to throwing (Rotoworld) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (shoulder) is getting close to throwing. Analysis: Newton's been setback-free in his rehab from January surgery. He's unlikely to do much at OTAs. The Panthers have avoided putting any timetables on Newton, but he looks on track to be ready for the start of training camp.3 days
89.Ryan Switzer: Ready for voluntary workouts (RotoWire) Switzer (ankle) is taking part in voluntary workouts this spring, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Analysis: There don't appear to be any lasting effects from the ankle surgery Switzer reportedly underwent in January, which bodes well for his ability to simply focus on his craft during his first full offseason in Pittsburgh. While Switzer currently seems to have an uphill battle towards gaining a fantasy-relevant receiving role on a roster that also includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief and Eli Rogers, the North Carolina product is the leading favorite to handle return duties on punts and... (More)3 days
90.Paul Perkins: Uncertain future with New York (RotoWire) Perkins (pectoral) is uncertain to retain his roster spot with the Giants in 2019, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: Perkins spent the entire 2018 season on the Non-Football Injury list due to an undisclosed pectoral issue and it isn't clear where he currently stands in his recovery. Regardless, he's certainly behind at least Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman on the team's shallow depth chart and seems poised to compete with Robert Martin for the No. 3 job in advance of the 2019 campaign. It's possible the Giants could also add further competition to the backfield via the draft or undrafted free agent market.3 days
91.Dolphins GM says Reshad Jones going nowh... (Rotoworld) Speaking Wednesday, Dolphins GM Chris Grier said S Reshad Jones has not requested a trade and will not be dealt by the team. Analysis: "Reshad's going to be here," Grier stated. For now, Jones is not there, as he skips voluntary workouts. But Grier said Jones has expressed no desire to leave at this point. Jones carries the team's largest cap hit at over $17 million, but Miami can afford it obviously with no other real stars on the roster. Jones, 31, is signed for three more seasons at hefty salaries.3 days
92.Troy Fumagalli: Ready to go (RotoWire) Fumagalli isn't listed among the Denver players who are limited or not participating in voluntary workouts, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Analysis: This isn't a huge surprise since Fumagalli, who missed all of his rookie year with a sports hernia injury, said last month that he expected to be healthy by April. With Jake Butt (knee) still far away from a return to the field, Fumagalli should garner plenty of offseason reps at tight end along with Jeff Heuerman and Temarrick Hemingway. It's possible Denver will bring in additional competition at the position through the draft or free agency, a market that currently includ... (More)3 days
93.Dolphins, Drake have had no contract tal... (Rotoworld) The Palm Beach Post's Joe Schad reports the Dolphins and contract-year RB Kenyan Drake have had no discussions about an extension. Analysis: This really isn't at all surprising. Drake was underused by ex-coach Adam Gase and his staff but has been a playmaker when given the chance to be a lead back. That just wasn't the case last year due to the infatuation with Frank Gore, Brandon Bolden, and anyone else the Dolphins could find other than Drake. But Drake says he's been studying up on James White tape to prepare for the 2019 season under new OC Chad O'Shea, the former Patriots staffe... (More)3 days
94.Keanu Neal: Active in weight-lifting session (RotoWire) Neal (knee) was seen lifting weights Wednesday during the Falcons' voluntary workouts, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Analysis: Neal said last month that he doesn't have a firm timetable for when he expects to be 100 percent healthy, but the safety nonetheless appears to be making steady and tangible progress in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered last September. In other news, there's been no word the fifth-year option on Neal's rookie contract has been picked up yet. Atlanta has until May 2 to make a decision on that front.3 days
95.Khalil Mack: Participating in voluntary workouts (RotoWire) Mack (knee) is participating in the Bears' offseason workouts. Analysis: Mack was seen doing calisthenics and barbell shrugs earlier this week, making it safe to conclude that the knee injury he used as an excuse for skipping the Pro Bowl is no longer an issue. Of greater concern is Mack's transition to life under incoming defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who's replacing new Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. However, general manager Ryan Pace said in February that Pagano isn't expected to make any significant changes to Fangio's scheme, so it's probably fair to assume Mack will continue to operate in the role that netted him 12.5 sac... (More)3 days
96.Earl Thomas: Set for offseason program (RotoWire) Thomas (lower leg) appears to be ready to go for the Ravens' voluntary offseason workouts, Sean Grogan of the Cecil Whig reports. Analysis: Thomas is bouncing back from a fractured tibia he sustained last September. The six-time Pro Bowler reportedly spent time working out with teammates before voluntary offseason workouts commenced April 15, and by all accounts, he seems to be making a strong first impression in Baltimore. Fresh off signing a four-year, $55 million contract with the team last month, Thomas has plenty of talent around him in the secondary, including the league's highest-paid slot corner in Tavon Young. The Ravens als... (More)3 days
97.Tony Jefferson: Building rapport with Earl Thomas (RotoWire) Jefferson (ankle) has spent extensive time working out with free-agent pickup and secondary mate Earl Thomas this offseason, Sean Grogan of the Cecil Whig reports. "I got a chance to work out with him before we had the voluntary team workouts in one-on-one sessions," Jefferson said of Thomas. "I can tell you he's a real serious guy, but he also has a lighter side to him, too." Analysis: Jefferson looks like he's ready to roll for the start of the Ravens' offseason program after undergoing minor ankle surgery in January. It's also encouraging to hear he's going the extra mile to build rapport with Thomas, who inked a four-year, $55 mi... (More)3 days
98.Patriots hosting Steelers in Week 1 on S... (Rotoworld) The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots will host the Steelers in Week 1 on Sunday Night Football, airing on NBC. Analysis: If you weren't aware, Wednesday is schedule release day in the NFL. It will be announced fully at 8 PM ET this evening, but odds are the entire thing will be leaked on Twitter well in advance of that time. It's already been steadily trickling out the duration of Wednesday. Typically, the defending champions have opened the year on Thursday night each year. But the NFL is switching it up with Tom Brady and the Pats hosting Big Ben and the Antonio Brown-less St... (More)3 days
99.Theo Riddick: May not be cap casualty (RotoWire) Riddick is a candidate to open the 2019 season as the No. 2 running back despite the Lions' recent addition of C.J. Anderson along with the re-signing of Zach Zenner, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: The report focuses on the fact that Riddick is making nearly double that of Anderson's and Zenner's combined contracts while suggesting the scatback may not be the cap casualty some have speculated, given that Detroit currently has the eighth-most cap space in the league, according to the NFLPA's most recent report. However, Birkett also notes that the Lions can move on from any of these three players with a mini... (More)3 days
100.Demaryius Thomas: Contract terms clarified (RotoWire) Thomas' (Achilles) one-year deal with the Patriots carries a salary cap hit of $2.9 million, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports. Analysis: Per the report, the veteran wideout landed a $150,000 signing bonus from the Patriots and is in line to subsequently earn a $150,000 reporting bonus and $1.2 million base salary. Additionally, Thomas can collect $1.4 million in per-game roster bonuses, as well as another $750,000 for 60 catches, $750,000 for 800 receiving yards, $750,000 for 1,000 yards and $750,000 for 1,200 yards. Essentially, the 31-year-old is betting on himself and in the process New England is able to take a low-risk flier on... (More)3 days

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