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1.Robbie Gould: Remains anticipated starter (RotoWire) General manager John Lynch said Monday that Gould "will be a part of [the 49ers] this coming year," Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Though Gould has yet to sign his franchise tag and is skipping voluntary workouts, it appears that the 49ers have no real concerns about the 36-year-old starting in 2019. Through his first two seasons in San Francisco, Gould boasts a 96 percent conversion rate on field-goal attempts and a 93.2 percent conversion rate on PATs. Gould and the 49ers still have time to come to terms on a multi-year deal this offseason.3 hours
2.Da'Norris Searcy: Recovery remains on track (RotoWire) Searcy (concussion) will play during the 2019 season, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: Searcy played only two games in 2018 as his season was derailed by concussions, but is on track to get healthy and return for 2019. The 30-year-old projects to play a key role in Carolina's secondary, but is not locked in to start at safety with Eric Reid having signed a three-year deal with the Panthers earlier this offseason.3 hours
3.Kevon Seymour: Receives medical clearance (RotoWire) The Panthers announced Monday that Seymour (shoulder) was cleared for their offseason training program, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: Seymour spent last season on injured reserve due to undergoing double-labrum repair surgery, but appears on track for Week 1 of the 2019 season. The 25-year-old projects to play a reserve role in Carolina's secondary.3 hours
4.Dynasty | TJ Yeldon signs with Buffalo (Dynasty League Football) The Bills have signed running back TJ Yeldon to a two-year contract. Analysis: Yeldon hoped to cash in this off-season with a long-term contract with a big guarantee. While terms of his deal haven't been disclosed, it's safe to say he's disappointed with how his market failed to materialize and forced him to settle for just a two-year deal. This is a sneaky pickup for the Bills, who now have LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and Yeldon in the backfield. While Yeldon has never been a dynamic runner (he's averaged right around four yards per carry during his four year career in Jacksonville), he's caught ... (More)4 hours
5.Mike Purcell: Signs on with Denver (RotoWire) Purcell signed a contract with the Broncos on Monday. Analysis: The 28-year-old nose tackle has 42 career games under his belt, but has not appeared on an active roster since 2016. Purcell projects to serve as a reserve option behind Shelby Harris and faces a tough path to the 53-man roster.5 hours
6.Cameron Brate: Aiming for training camp (RotoWire) Brate (hip) likely will miss OTAs and June minicamp, but he expects to be cleared for the start of training camp, Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report reports. Analysis: In addition to providing a timeline for his return from January surgery, Brate revealed that he played the entire 2018 season -- all 16 games -- with a torn labrum in his hip. He suffered massive drop-offs for catches (30), receiving yards (289) and efficiency (5.9 yards per target), but he remained useful in the red zone with six scores on 12 chances. Brate's 20 touchdowns over the past three seasons are tied for second among tight ends, with Jameis Winston consistently throwing to h... (More)5 hours
7.J.J. Wilcox: Lands in Atlanta (RotoWire) Wilcox agreed to a one-year deal with the Falcons on Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Wilcox suited up for seven games between the Colts and Jets last season without a single start, notching seven tackles in that span. The 28-year-old projects to provide the Falcons with depth at the safety position behind Keanu Neal (knee) and Ricardo Allen (Achilles).6 hours
8.Report: Pats showing interest in Will Gr... (Rotoworld) Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline speculates West Virginia QB Will Grier could be drafted "as early as the late part of Round 1." Analysis: "The New England Patriots have shown a ton of interest in Grier and could draft him as the first round closes out," Pauline writes. He also mentions the Giants and Panthers as interested suitors, the latter who have "an infatuation" with the West Virginia signal-caller and "will consider him in the second round." Grier hasn't received the same notoriety or buzz as Daniel Jones, Dwayne Haskins, and other throwers behind top-ranked Oklahoma standout Kyler Murray, but his dow... (More)6 hours
9.Falcons add ex-Cowboys, Colts S J.J. Wil... (Rotoworld) Falcons signed S J.J. Wilcox to a one-year contract. Analysis: Wilcox laced up for five games with the Jets last season before being outright released in October. He eventually signed on with the Colts, notching six tackles in Indy's AFC Divisional Round loss to the Chiefs. He joins Chris Cooper and Afolabi Laguda as recent additions to Atlanta's safety room.7 hours
10.Rosen's primary options are NYG, LAC, an... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the three "primary" suitors for Josh Rosen are the Giants, Chargers, and Dolphins. Analysis: SNY's Ralph Vacchiano recently reported the G-Men have "no interest" in sending the No. 6 or No. 17 pick to Arizona in exchange for Rosen. Unless GM Dave Gettleman has wavered on his hard-nosed stance of refusing to offer their No. 37 selection, too, it's likely the second-year UCLA product lands elsewhere. Miami's interest connects with Peter King's report that no team has done more work on Rosen the past few weeks than the Dolphins. The Fins could potentiall... (More)7 hours
11.Report: OAK considering 'surprise' at No... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders are considering "some sort of surprise pick" at No. 4 overall that would "necessitate absolute secrecy." Analysis: Per Rapoport, a pick that "we are not expecting" seems to be in the offing. Forced to speculate on who that might be, Rapsheet mentioned LSU LB Devin White, a quarterback or offensive lineman. The Raiders, who are still looking to replace Khalil Mack, are in a defensive line-rich part of the board, but coach Jon Gruden has made it clear he is listening to no one but himself. Gruden is fast developing into the second coming of Al Davis.7 hours
12.La Canfora 'convinced' Lock is first-rou... (Rotoworld) CBS' Jason La Canfora is "convinced" Missouri QB Drew Lock will go in the first round. Analysis: La Canfora came to his conclusion after speaking with "several evaluators who have no QB skin in the game." He speculates someone like Broncos GM John Elway could consider a trade back into the first round for the SEC product. For what it is worth, that is something Elway has done in the past, while the Broncos have been connected to Lock.8 hours
13.Redskins could still draft quarterback (Rotoworld) Speaking Monday, Redskins senior VP Doug Williams said the team is open to selecting a quarterback at No. 15 overall. Analysis: Williams was simply confirming the obvious that Case Keenum's acquisition did not preclude the club from seeking its quarterback of the future. "We were able to trade for Case, but that does not put us out of the realm of picking a quarterback if there is one there that we like at 15," was Williams' exact quote. The Redskins have also been connected to Arizona's Josh Rosen. Keenum is not the answer, and injury may prevent Alex Smith from ever playing again.8 hours
14.Ross Cockrell: Gains medical clearence (RotoWire) The Panthers announced Monday that Cockrell (leg) was cleared for their offseason training program, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: Cockrell suffered a left tibia fracture in training camp last year and finally gained medical clearance. The 27-year-old was solid during his last full NFL season in 2017, racking up 50 tackles (37 solo) and three interceptions in 16 games. Expect Cockrell to be a full-go for training camp and compete for a spot in the Panthers secondary.8 hours
15.Evan Boehm officially signs RFA tender (Rotoworld) Colts re-signed G/C Evan Boehm to a one-year, $2.025 million contract. Analysis: Boehm was a restricted free agent tendered at the original-round level. Boehm is the top reserve along the Colts' interior, making three starts and playing 374 snaps last season. 2019 will be his age-26 campaign.8 hours
16.Loomis declines comment on Thomas' contr... (Rotoworld) Speaking Monday, Saints GM Mickey Loomis declined comment on Michael Thomas' contract situation. Analysis: Thomas is going into the final year of his rookie deal. He is not eligible for a fifth-year team option since he was a second-round pick. Off to one of the best starts for a wide receiver in NFL history, Thomas is likely angling to become the highest-paid wideout in the league. The franchise tag looms as a 2020 possibility.9 hours
17.Billy Winn: Signs with Denver (RotoWire) Winn (knee) signed an undisclosed contract with the Broncos on Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Winn previously was with the Broncos in 2017, but suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game and hasn't seen the field since. The 30-year-old has racked up 111 tackles (68 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles in 68 career games. If he's fully healthy, Winn will add depth to the defensive front.9 hours
18.Packers plan to exercise Kenny Clark's o... (Rotoworld) The Packers plan to exercise NT Kenny Clark's fifth-year team option for 2020. Analysis: "He's a dominant player on the defensive front," GM Brian Gutekunst said Monday. The only negative for the No. 27 overall pick of the 2016 draft has been injury, as he suffered a high-ankle sprain in 2017 and had his 2018 cut short by an elbow issue. 2019 will be Clark's age-24 campaign.9 hours
19.Jets unlikely to pass on Quinnen William... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports "few around the league" believe the Jets would pass on Alabama DT Quinnen Williams if he falls to No. 3 overall. Analysis: Hughes also reports that the Jets are willing to trade back, and that the Raiders are smitten with Houston's Ed Oliver. Oakland comes one pick after Gang Green, so perhaps if Williams goes No. 2 to the 49ers, the Jets will make the move. Williams seems certain to go in the top five.9 hours
20.Report: Raiders 'love' Houston's Ed Oliv... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports the Raiders "love" Houston DL Ed Oliver. Analysis: The Jets have been connected to Oliver, but Hughes considers the Raiders "worth keeping an eye on." Per Hughes, Gang Green is "very much interested" in trading back. The Jets pick third with the Raiders coming one selection later. The Raiders' plans have been a bit of a mystery, perhaps because there is no clear consensus on Nos. 2 or 3, either. After a tumultuous draft season, it appears Oliver is going to be a top selection after all.9 hours
21.Frederick feels 'really good,' still cau... (Rotoworld) Travis Frederick (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) feels "really good" but does not know how his body will react once the pads go on. Analysis: Frederick missed all of last season while battling Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Asked if he will be ready for training camp, Frederick said he is "confident" but cannot be sure until he sees how his body responds. "We really won’t know until I get out and do it again," Frederick said. "I feel good in everything that I’m doing, and everything’s been on schedule or ahead of schedule. So I feel good. I’m excited to get back out there." Frederick's healthy return would be a b... (More)10 hours
22.Doug Williams: WAS needs 'go-to' receive... (Rotoworld) Senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams said Washington needs a "go-to" receiver. Analysis: Washington drafted Josh Doctson in the first round back in 2016 and gave Paul Richardson a big deal last season, but they still are looking for a difference maker at receiver. This year's draft class might not have a true blue-chip prospect, but it is deep with talented receivers who have the upside to become go-to options. Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf is one of those options, and he should be available at No. 15.10 hours
23.Jets GM 'really likes' Houston DL Ed Oli... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Jets GM Mike Maccagnan "really likes" Houston DL Ed Oliver. Analysis: The public perception of Oliver's draft stock has been a roller coaster since the season ended, but it now appears as if he could come off the board in the first five picks as many expected four months ago. That said, the Jets have been heavily linked with a trade down, so perhaps they are targeting Oliver later in the top ten. New York is reportedly down on Kentucky OLB Josh Allen, who will likely be the best player available at No. 3.10 hours
24.Jerry Tillery (shoulder) 'ahead of sched... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from March shoulder surgery. Analysis: According to Rapoport, Dr. Peter Millett expects Tillery to be 100 percent in early July, meaning he would be a full-go for training camp. This is almost certainly an agent-driven report, but it is better than bad news. Tillery is in the first-round mix.11 hours
25.Broncos bring back DL Billy Winn (Rotoworld) Broncos signed DL Billy Winn.11 hours
26.Tampa reportedly 'loves' LSU LB Devin Wh... (Rotoworld) MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Bucs love LSU LB Devin White. Analysis: Off-ball linebackers are not valued as highly as they once were, but White is one of the best players in this draft regardless of position. He would also fill a big need for the Bucs after they lost Kwon Alexander in free agency. White to Tampa at No. 5 makes a lot of sense.12 hours
27.PHI, IND, OAK 'interested' in Bama RB Ja... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports' Peter King reports the Eagles, Colts, and Raiders are "quite interested" in Alabama RB Josh Jacobs. Analysis: King has the Raiders trading up to select Jacobs with the No. 21 pick in his mock draft, but the Eagles at No. 25 or the Colts at No. 26 could be options as well. In a down year at the position, Jacobs is the top running back available in the draft. He has a good chance to come off the board on Day 1.12 hours
28.Report: Jets 'don't love' OLB Josh Allen (Rotoworld) NBC Sports' Peter King was told the Jets "don't love" Kentucky OLB Josh Allen. Analysis: As is seemingly always the case, the Jets need an edge rusher, and Allen is expected to be the top option on the board when New York gets on the clock. If they are lukewarm on him, however, the trade rumors which have surrounded the No. 3 pick in recent weeks make a lot of sense. The Jets are one of the more likely teams to trade down on Thursday night.12 hours
29.Colts, Chiefs, Jets linked with Frank Cl... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks have spoken with several teams about trading franchise-tagged DE Frank Clark. Analysis: Rapoport mentioned the Colts, Chiefs, and Jets, and the Bills have also been linked with the pass rusher. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks are looking for "at least a first-round pick." Clark is owed $17.128 million under the terms of the franchise tag, but a long-term deal would likely be part of any trade agreement.12 hours
30.Cards have gotten 'feeler calls' about N... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cardinals have received "feeler calls" about the No. 1 overall pick. Analysis: Arizona is fully expected to select Kyler Murray with the first overall pick, but if they shockingly decide he is not the right fit, it makes a lot of sense to move out of the top spot. Rapoport reports the team will have a final meeting to discuss their options over the next couple of days. If Murray ends up being the pick, Arizona will almost certainly move 2018 first-rounder Josh Rosen this week.12 hours
31.T.J. Yeldon: Lands in Buffalo on two-year pact (RotoWire) Yeldon signed a two-year contract with the Bills on Monday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Though he's already four seasons into his NFL career, the 25-year-old Yeldon will provide some youth to a Bills backfield that features LeSean McCoy (who turns 31 in July) and Frank Gore (36 in May) atop the depth chart. During his time in Jacksonville, Yeldon failed to emerge as a consistent bellcow for the Jaguars, but has nonetheless maintained a respectable career mark of 4.0 yards per carry. Instead, Yeldon has made his biggest impact as a pass catcher, and that's likely the area where he'll provide the most utility for Buff... (More)13 hours
32.Bills add to backfield with T.J. Yeldon (FFToday) The team announced a two-year contract agreement with running back on Monday. Yeldon, 25, is a former second-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2015 who spent the first four years of his career in Jacksonville. His most prolific season as a rusher was as a rookie. He finished with 182 carries for 740 yards as Jacksonville’s primary back. Analysis: Yeldon has spent the last few seasons splitting carries in Jacksonville with and . Yeldon becomes the youngest back in Buffalo but has to fight and the ageless for carries. That will result in Yeldon being a late-round flier or an undrafted free agent for fantasy owners to keep their eye on early... (More)14 hours
33.T.J. Yeldon joins crowded Bills backfiel... (Rotoworld) Bills signed RB T.J. Yeldon to a two-year contract. Analysis: Yeldon joins a backfield which already features LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and a quarterback who rushed for 79 yards per game over his final six outings last season. On paper, then, it is tough to see more than a handful of touches per game for the former Jaguar. That said, Gore is the oldest running back in the league, McCoy is also near the top of that list and could always be traded and the Bills want to be one of the most run-heavy teams in the league. It would not be a shock if Yeldon falls into a decent role at some point this season.14 hours
34.T.J. Yeldon lands two-year deal with Bills (FantasyPros) The Bills and T.J. Yeldon have to terms on a two-year contract according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Analysis: Yeldon met with the Bills last week after Jacksonville let him walk earlier this off-season. Yeldon played in 14 games for the Jaguars last year, totaling over 800 yards and five touchdowns. He'll serve in a change-of-pace role behind LeSean McCoy in Buffalo. Franke Gore also looms on the depth chart, capping the fantasy upside for all three backs.14 hours
35.OAK preaching versatility on defensive l... (Rotoworld) Raiders DT Justin Ellis said new defensive line coach Brenston Buckner doesn't want his players labeled to one position. Analysis: Buckner wants his defensive line to be "active" and to line up all across the line of scrimmage. For Ellis, that means he'll be asked to slide from nose tackle to three-technique depending on the in-game situation and opponent. Being "active" and versatile is great, but the Raiders need more talent up front after finishing last in sacks a season ago. Luckily, they have three first-rounders to make it happen.1 day
36.NFL poll names DT Williams the top prosp... (Rotoworld) A poll of 14 NFL evaluators concluded that Alabama DT Quinnen Williams is the top prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft. Analysis: There are six prospects who received a first-place vote, but Williams is the clear top vote-getter after receiving 6-of-14 first-place votes. With that said, Williams is not a lock to be a top-3 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The five others to receive votes: Ohio State EDGE Nick Bosa (3), Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray (2), Kentucky EDGE Josh Allen (1), Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins (1), and Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons (1).1 day
37.Report: A.J. Brown visited with New Engl... (Rotoworld) According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots held a pre-draft visit with Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown. Analysis: The Patriots hosted a number of receivers leading up to the draft including Brown, Arizona State's N'Keal Harry, Baylor's Jalen Hurd and South Carolina's Deebo Samuel. All would be strong fits for an offense thin on pass-catchers, especially following the offseason losses of Chris Hogan and star tight end Rob Gronkowski. Brown outproduced teammate D.K. Metcalf throughout his Ole Miss tenure and despite being pegged as a slot receiver, he's also shown he can play on the outside. Our own Evan Silva had New England selecting Brown 32nd overal... (More)1 day
38.49ers not in contract discussions with S... (Rotoworld) The 49ers have yet to open contract talks with LT Joe Staley. Analysis: There's been speculation that 2019 could be the veteran's final season, but so far it's been business as usual for the six-time Pro Bowler, who has been present for the team's voluntary workouts in Santa Clara. Staley continues to be vague about his future plans, remarking that his goal is to play "as long as I can." "I know it’s my last year under contract, but I’m not worried about that," said Staley, who turns 35 in August. "I’m just going to go out there and try and do everything I can to help us win games with this team." With Staley's ... (More)1 day
39.Jets eyeing Ed Oliver at No. 3? (Rotoworld) Houston DL Ed Oliver was among the Jets' pre-draft visits. Analysis: New York also hosted Kentucky LB Josh Allen, Washington State OT Andre Dillard, Iowa TE Noah Fanta, Michigan DE Rashan Gary, Alabama OT Jonah Williams and Alabama DT Quinnen Williams, among others. Reports have pegged the Jets as a candidate to trade down, but if the team decides to stand pat, Oliver will likely be there for the taking at No. 3. The three-time All-American is no doubt an elite prospect but what the Jets really is an edge rusher, while Oliver is more of an interior lineman. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah recently mocked Oliver to the Jets at No. 3, suggesting th... (More)1 day
40.Cardinals to pass on Kyler Murray with first pick? (FantasyPros) The Cardinals may pass on selecting Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Analysis: According to a report from Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, the Cardinals may pivot from selecting former Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. After months of rumors and speculation, the decision not to select Murray would be stunning and cause a strong ripple effect throughout the first round. Arizona could look to trade back and accumulate multiple picks to fill some glaring holes in its roster, or it could stay pat at number one and select a defensive talent such as Nick Bosa. Teams drafting im... (More)1 day
41.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 another season, i... (More)2 days
42.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.2 days
43.38-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.2 days
44.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 acting as a ... (More)2 days
45.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 Daniel Jeremiah a... (More)2 days
46.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.2 days
47.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.2 days
48.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. Considering a rebu... (More)2 days
49.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.2 days
50.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 1.2 days
51.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.2 days
52.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.2 days
53.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.2 days
54.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.2 days
55.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.3 days
56.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 tight end situtat... (More)3 days
57.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.3 days
58.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.3 days
59.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 for a new co... (More)3 days
60.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 embattled GM... (More)3 days
61.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 offers for the ... (More)3 days
62.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 pool with plen... (More)3 days
63.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 way down.3 days
64.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 times. Pelissero ... (More)3 days
65.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 clearly a powe... (More)3 days
66.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.3 days
67.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.3 days
68.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 college year... (More)3 days
69.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 a gargantuan... (More)3 days
70.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.3 days
71.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.3 days
72.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 for the start ... (More)4 days
73.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.4 days
74.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.4 days
75.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 three around base... (More)4 days
76.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 see how Fangi... (More)4 days
77.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 quarterback ... (More)4 days
78.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.4 days
79.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.4 days
80.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 currently only duelin... (More)4 days
81.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.4 days
82.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 defensive coaches.4 days
83.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.4 days
84.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 prove them wrong... (More)4 days
85.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.4 days
86.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 minor league. The... (More)4 days
87.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.4 days
88.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 the 2019 cam... (More)4 days
89.'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.4 days
90.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 come June --... (More)4 days
91.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.4 days
92.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 track to rejoin... (More)4 days
93.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.4 days
94.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.4 days
95.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't surprise an... (More)4 days
96.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 tight ends, i... (More)4 days
97.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.4 days
98.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. 4 days
99.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 than his talk ... (More)4 days
100.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.4 days

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