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1.Antonio Brown: Won't be traded for a pittance (RotoWire) Steelers general manger Kevin Colbert said he'll try to trade Brown but won't make a deal if the offers are unsatisfactory, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: Between his age, recent antics and presumed desire for a new contract, Brown essentially has made it impossible for the Steelers to receive comparable on-field value in a trade. The team should still be able to acquire at least one early draft pick or quality player, with the option of refusing all suitors if offers are poor. Brown would then be left in a tricky situation, forced to choose between sitting out the 2019 season (with no pay) or awkwardly playing in ... (More)3 days
2.Le'Veon Bell to be unrestricted free agent (FantasyPros) Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told reporters that the team will not use any of their tags on free-agent-to-be RB Le'Veon Bell. "Le'Veon is still a great player," Colbert said. "We can't afford to use any other type of tags. Le'Veon will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year." Analysis: As expected, Bell will not be tagged this offseason. He will become an unrestricted free agent, and the Steelers will be left with James Conner and Jaylen Samuels, who each proved to be competent replacements for the former Pro Bowler Bell. For Bell, the future is not as clear as fantasy owners will need to see where he ultimately land... (More)3 days
3.GM: Steelers 'won't give away' A.B. in t... (Rotoworld) Speaking Wednesday, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said the team will try to trade Antonio Brown, but they "won't give him away."3 days
4.Steelers GM says team won't tag Le'Veon ... (Rotoworld) Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said the team will not use the franchise or transition tag on impending free agent Le'Veon Bell.3 days
5.Le'Veon Bell: Won't be tagged (RotoWire) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he won't use the transition tag on Bell, who thus becomes a free agent March 13 at the beginning of the new league year, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: Despite rumors to the contrary, it never made much sense for Pittsburgh to use the tag, as doing so would've left the team at risk of losing Bell without any compensation. The 27-year-old will now be part of the compensatory draft pick formula for 2020, likely bring the Steelers a selection at the end of the third or fourth round. Even after sitting out the entire 2018 season, Bell figures to have his own price range among... (More)3 days
6.Adam Thielen: Hoping for new deal (RotoWire) Thielen's agent is cautiously optimistic the Vikings will reward his client with a new contract, ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin reports. Analysis: Thielen has two seasons remaining on a four-year, $19.25 million contract, with base salaries of $5.85 million in 2019 and $5.35 million in 2020, per overthecap.com. He's arguably the best value in the league for a player not on a rookie contract -- a result of the late-bloomer signing his deal after a 967-yard breakout campaign in 2016. Thielen took another leap in 2017 with 1,276 receiving yards, followed by 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He can easily make the case he's more valuable than team... (More)3 days
7.Frank Clark: Top candidate for franchise tag (RotoWire) Clark is a "primary candidate" for the franchise tag, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: Expect the decision to come soon since the two-week window for teams to designate franchise- and transition-tag players opened Tuesday. The pass-rusher would be a valuable commodity should he be allowed to hit the open market after Clark finished sixth in the league with 14 sacks in 2018 -- which is particularly impressive when considering he saw significantly less playing time than most of the players that finished with more.3 days
8.DeVante Parker: Not expected to stay in Miami (RotoWire) Parker is unlikely to stay with the Dolphins for 2019, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports. Analysis: The 14th overall pick from the 2015 draft is technically under team control for 2019 via the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, but the $9.4 million salary is guaranteed for injury only. Parker did suffer a shoulder injury in November, but he's presumably fine to pass a physical after playing in six straight games to close out the season. He was held to 10 catches for 84 yards during that stretch, finishing the year with a 24-309-1 receiving line on 47 targets (6.6 yards per target) in 11 games. His YPT mark has decreased each year he... (More)3 days
9.Steelers won't use tag on Le'Veon Bell (FFToday) Le'Veon Bell will be a free agent. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not place a franchise or transition tag on the All-Pro running back, general manager Kevin Colbert told local reporters on Wednesday. "Le'Veon is still a great player," Colbert said. "We can't afford to use any other type of tags. Le'Veon will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year." Analysis: There were some rumblings earlier in the off-season that the Steelers might use the transition tag on Bell but that was an unlikely scenario. The Steelers will receive a 2020 compensatory pick that could be worth as high as a third-round selection. For now, More)3 days
10.Amendola considered 'iffy' to remain wit... (Rotoworld) The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley considers Danny Amendola "iffy" to remain with the Dolphins. Analysis: Amendola carries a $6 million cap hit for 2019, one that can be wiped entirely off the books with no dead money charge. The 33-year-old was okay in his first season with the Dolphins, leading the team in catches and receiving yards while playing with abysmal quarterbacks. But the numbers overall were nothing to get excited about. Amendola does have familiarity with the coaching staff after playing for new OC Chad O'Shea in New England when he was the Patriots' WRs coach.3 days
11.Dolphins expected to dump WR DeVante Par... (Rotoworld) The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley considers DeVante Parker "all but gone" from the Dolphins. Analysis: Parker carries a $9.387 million salary in the final year of his deal after the team previously picked up his fifth-year option. It's guaranteed for injury only, and by all accounts Parker is healthy, so the Dolphins can wipe their hands clean of him with no penalty. The former No. 14 overall pick, Parker has been a chronic underachiever in Miami. However, he just turned 26 last month and has mouthwatering size. Likely to enter one of the weakest free-agent classes at receiver in recent ... (More)3 days
12.Todd Gurley: Perhaps more injured than reported (RotoWire) C.J. Anderson believes Gurley's late-season knee injury was "a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself," Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. "I would say sprained knee," Anderson said. "Obviously, it's the same knee injury he's had before in his career. Obviously I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee." Analysis: Gurley and coach Sean McVay both insisted the 24-year-old was healthy throughout the playoffs, while running backs coach Skip Peete suggested Gurley technically was healthy but never regained his peak conditioning after missing Weeks 16 and 17. It's interesti... (More)3 days
13.Vikings, Thielen working on new contract (Rotoworld) The Vikings are working on a new contract for WR Adam Thielen. Analysis: Thielen is signed through 2020 but at below-market rates of $5.85 million and $5.35 million. Thielen's agent confirmed he and the Vikings are working on a new deal to compensate Thielen at the level he deserves. Averaging $4.81 million per year on his current deal, Thielen is making less than guys like Allen Hurns, Seth Roberts, and Torrey Smith. He would command north of $15 million per year on the open market as a 28-year-old who has gotten better every year.3 days
14.Falcons will not re-sign OG Ben Garland (Rotoworld) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports the Falcons informed impending free agent OG Ben Garland he won't be re-signed. Analysis: The soon-to-be 31-year-old started four games at right guard last season but has mostly been a backup throughout his career. He made over $2 million as a restricted free agent in 2018. Atlanta likely doesn't want to spend that again.3 days
15.Chargers re-sign WR Artavis Scott (Rotoworld) Chargers re-signed WR Artavis Scott to a one-year contract. Analysis: Scott, a second-year UDFA out of Clemson, injured his ankle last preseason and missed the entire year. If the Bolts let Tyrell Williams walk as a free agent, it could open up more snaps for others. Scott is more of a slot receiver.3 days
16.Lamar Jackson: Working with new OC Roman (RotoWire) Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman believes Jackson is gifted in terms of vision and instincts but still has work to do when it comes to passing fundamentals, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports. "I think fundamentally is where [Jackson]'s going to need to put most of his work," Roman said. "I think where to throw the ball and seeing guys open, I think those are things that he naturally has." Analysis: Roman was promoted within the organization to replace Marty Mornhinweg, who led the successful transition to an offense based around read-option runs after Jackson replaced Joe Flacco at quarterback. The Ravens believe Roman can build on that s... (More)3 days
17.Emmanuel Sanders: Won't restructure contract (RotoWire) Sanders (Achilles) tweeted Tuesday that he isn't interested in restructuring his contract. Analysis: Coming off a torn Achilles suffered Dec. 5 and entering the final year of his contract, Sanders surely can read between the lines that any restructure would involve a significant 2019 pay cut. Of course, he may be putting himself in danger of an outright release, as the Broncos can't be thrilled about the prospect of paying a $10.15 million base salary (per overthecap.com) to a player who's no lock to be ready for Week 1 of his age-32 season. His release wouldn't be a popular move in the locker room, but it does make sense from a standpoint of exp... (More)3 days
18.Artavis Scott: Staying with Chargers (RotoWire) Scott (ankle) signed a one-year deal with the Chargers for 2019, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Scott went undrafted out of Clemson in 2017, spending his rookie season on the Chargers' practice squad and his sophomore campaign on injured reserve. He made a decent case for a spot on the 53-man roster before injuring his ankle in the final week of the 2018 preseason, but the Chargers probably weren't too upset about stashing him on IR. The 24-year-old slot receiver should be healthy before the start of the offseason program if he isn't already, and he'll have an easier path to a roster spot if Tyrell WIlliams and Travis Benjamin aren't stil... (More)3 days
19.Emmanuel Sanders won't restructure contract (FantasyPros) Emmanuel Sanders posted on social media saying he has no interest in restructuring his contract. Analysis: "It ain't happening. No way Jose" is what Sanders responded with. The 31-year-old tore his achilles late last season and is scheduled to count $12.94 million against the cap in 2019. Denver faces a March 12th deadline to exercise his option for this year. The fact that he is guaranteed some money in the case of injury could mean the Broncos just hold onto him.4 days
20.Dynasty | Charles Clay headed to Arizona (Dynasty League Football) The Cardinals signed tight end Charles Clay to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. Analysis: Clay quickly landed on his feet after being released by Buffalo last week. He may be asked to block a bit more for the Cardinals as they attempt to again maximize the value of Ricky Seals-Jones. Still, it's really hard to get too excited for either player from a dynasty perspective as they have both underwhelmed recently and now find themselves battling each other for snaps.4 days
21.Emmanuel Sanders on restructure: No way (Rotoworld) Emmanuel Sanders posted on social media Tuesday that he would not agree to restructure his contract. Analysis: Sanders is due $10.15 million after tearing his Achilles' tendon in December. The three-year extension he signed in September 2016 included $6.9 million guaranteed for injury. Perhaps a settlement is in order. Without that complicating factor, cutting Sanders would free up $10.25 million in space. Sanders turns 32 next month.4 days
22.Jets decline option on Kevin Pierre-Loui... (Rotoworld) Jets declined their 2019 team option on LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, making him a free agent. Analysis: Pierre-Louis made nine appearances last season, playing 35 snaps on defense. He had been due $2 million in 2019. That was never going to happen after that light of a 2018 workload.4 days
23.OC wants to rebuild Ravens from 'ground ... (Rotoworld) New Ravens OC Greg Roman wants to "rebuild the thing from the ground up." Analysis: "I think we have run an offense here that has been kind of morphed over the years, and we really want to start fresh, start new, and (with) everything from our language, our formations, how we do everything, rebuild the thing from the ground up," Roman said. "(Lamar Jackson is) a unique player with a unique skill set, so let’s build an offense that really accommodates that, as opposed to try to fit him into something that other people had once done." Adjusting on the fly after Jackson b... (More)4 days
24.Chiefs fully expected to franchise tag F... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero confirms the Chiefs are expected to franchise tag free agent Dee Ford. Analysis: GM Brett Veach himself more or less confirmed this two weeks ago. The Chiefs have until March 5 to formally apply the tag. The sides will then have four months to negotiate a long-term contract.4 days
25.Dynasty | Antonio Brown meets with Steelers (Dynasty League Football) Antonio Brown has met with Steelers owner Art Rooney and both have apparently agreed it's time to move on. Analysis: Brown has dominated the headlines recently with his public request for a trade, comments about the Pittsburgh organization, and rants on elliptical machines. This news seems to confirm the Steelers will look to find a trade partner for Brown and end what has been a bizarre last few months in Pittsburgh. Many teams have supposedly been turned off by his recent diva-like antics, but there's little doubt a team will step up to the table... (More)4 days
26.Hayden Hurst: Gets screw removed from foot (RotoWire) Hurst revealed Monday that he's finally back at full strength after having a screw removed from his foot, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports. Analysis: The No. 25 overall draft pick had the screw placed in his foot in late August to help stabilize a stress fracture, leading to four consecutive absences to kick off his career. The 25-year-old finished the season with 13 catches for 163 yards and a touchdown in 12 games, while fellow rookie tight end Mark Andrews -- a third-round selection -- caught 34 passes for 552 yards and three scores. Andrews is the superior fantasy asset heading into 2019, but the Ravens should have plenty of snaps f... (More)4 days
27.Terrence Brooks: Headed for free agency (RotoWire) The Jets declined to pick up the option on Brooks' contract, allowing to become a free agent at the beginning of the 2019 league year, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Analysis: Selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2014 draft, Brooks never lived up to expectations on defense but did emerge as a key special teamer the past two seasons in New York. He should land on his feet in a similar role, potentially even rejoining the Jets at a lower price.4 days
28.Jerry: We will be in the market for a sa... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team will be in the market for a safety this spring. Analysis: "Yes," was Jones' response when asked if the team was considering safeties. "That’s about all I’ll say, but yes." Dots are starting to be re-connected between the Cowboys and free agent S Earl Thomas after last year's marathon trade flirtation. Those talks were dashed when Thomas broke his leg in September. Both sides seem eager to make something happen, but 29-year-old Thomas will have to prove he is healthy before anything else.4 days
29.Andre Ellington: Rejoining Bruce Arians in Tampa (RotoWire) Ellington signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday. Analysis: Ellington spent 2018 out of football, unable to latch on with a team after splitting the previous campaign between Arizona and Houston. A reunion with coach Bruce Arians makes sense for all parties, with the 30-year-old running back hoping to rediscover some of his magic from an impressive rookie season with the Cardinals back in 2013. Ellington will need to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster, hoping to secure a role on passing downs.4 days
30.Jets decline Mike Pennel's option years (Rotoworld) Jets declined the final two years on DT Mike Pennel's contract, making him a free agent.4 days
31.Andre Ellington resurfaces with Bucs, Ar... (Rotoworld) Bucs signed RB Andre Ellington.4 days
32.Bucs sign RB Andre Ellington (FFToday) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Andre Ellington, who previously played most of five seasons under Bruce Arians with the Arizona Cardinals. Analysis: Both Ellington and Bucs head coach Bruce Arians were out of the league last season. Ellington had his best fantasy season in 2015 racking up 46 catches, 395 yards and 2 TDs out of the backfield. The Bucs running back group should seem some changes with Jacquizz Rodgers is an unrestricted free agent and Peyton Barber a restricted free agent. Still, Ellington will be on the fringe of fantasy value if he makes the team.4 days
33.Saints keep reserve OL Michael Ola (Rotoworld) Saints re-signed OL Michael Ola to a one-year contract. Analysis: The journeyman made seven Saints appearances after signing last October. He suffered a high-ankle sprain in December. Going on 31, Ola is probably currently on the outside looking in of a 53-man roster spot.4 days
34.Kai Forbath: Cut by Jags (RotoWire) The Jaguars released Forbath on Tuesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Forbath was a late-season injury replacement for Josh Lambo (groin), who signed a four-year extension with the Jaguars last week. The 31-year-old kicker shouldn't have too much trouble finding a chance to compete for a starting job, as he's converted 85.7 percent of field-goal attempts in his career, including 11 of 18 from 50-plus yards.4 days
35.Jets decline Terrence Brooks' team optio... (Rotoworld) Jets declined S Terrence Brooks' 2019 team option, making him a free agent. Analysis: Although Brooks is being informed of the Jets' decision now, he will not be eligible to sign with a new team until the new league year begins on March 13. Brooks played only 92 snaps as Gang Green's No. 4 safety in 2018.4 days
36.Rob Gronkowski could make decision in 'next couple of weeks' (FantasyPros) Esteemed NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus appeared on ESPN NFL Live on Tuesday and said that he anticipates his client, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, to make his decision on his playing future in the "next couple of weeks." Analysis: Right around the Super Bowl, reports loomed stating that Gronkowski was expected to make a decision on his playing future in "1-to-2 weeks." However, now that the window is just about to close, we have now seen reports stating that Gronkowski has been present at Patriots facility as well as today's remarks from Rosenhaus, suggesting that the future Hall of Fame tight end will need more time to come to a conclusion. "He's... (More)4 days
37.Rob Gronkowski: Expected to make 2019 decision soon (RotoWire) Gronkowski's (thigh) agent Drew Rosenhaus expects the tight end to make a decision on retirement within the next couple weeks, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Gronkowski presumably hopes to avoid a repeat of last offseason when he waited until late April to confirm his intention of playing in 2018. There have been a few small hints that he's leaning toward playing at least one more season, including his presence at the Patriots' facility in Foxborough to receive treatment for a thigh injury he suffered during the Super Bowl. It sounds like he will announce his decision sometime before the start of the new league year March 13.4 days
38.DeMarcus Lawrence won't sign franchise t... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports free agent DE Demarcus Lawrence would not sign the franchise tag if tendered again this season. Analysis: Since a long-term agreement is extremely unlikely before the March 5 deadline to apply the tag, Lawrence will almost certainly be tagged again. That leaves mid-July as the real deadline. Lawrence might have more leverage than usual after Le'Veon Bell actually showed teams there are at least some players willing to sit out an entire year. Ultimately, we can't see owner Jerry Jones letting this situation get to that point.4 days
39.Mike Pennel: Hits open market (RotoWire) The Jets have declined Pennel's $1 million option bonus, allowing him to become a free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract last offseason, Pennel played all 16 games (seven starts) in 2018, notching 27 tackles (16 solo) and two quarterback hits on 358 defensive snaps. He's a competent rotational lineman, but the fit in New York was questionable with the Jets transitioning to a 4-3 scheme.4 days
40.Gronk decision coming in 'next couple we... (Rotoworld) Speaking on ESPN's NFL Live Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus said a decision on the tight end's NFL future will come in the "next couple of weeks." Analysis: "He’s thinking it through, he’s giving it a lot of thought," Rosenhaus said. "I imagine a decision will happen in the next couple of weeks." Gronk said the same thing following the Patriots' Super Bowl victory. The Pats probably want an answer by the start of the new league year next month. 4 days
41.Mark Ingram: Prefers to stay in New Orleans (RotoWire) Ingram has already had discussions about re-signing with the Saints, Mark Inabinett of AL.com reports. "I've been talking to the Saints," Ingram said. "It's kind of like a thing where they say they want me back, I say, 'I want to be back,' it's just can we compromise on the value?" Analysis: Ingram has a good thing going in the Bayou splitting work with Alvin Kamara behind an impressive offensive line, but it's hard to argue against a 29-year-old running back prioritizing guaranteed money above all else. While his recent comments suggest there's a chance he re-signs before the start of free agency, the more likely scenario involves Ingram testing... (More)4 days
42.Scott Simonson: Signs one-year contract (RotoWire) Simonson signed a one-year contract extension with the Giants on Tuesday, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports. Analysis: Primarily known for his run-blocking capabilities, Simonson did wind up starting four games for the Giants in 2018 thanks to a litany of injuries to Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison, recording a career-high nine catches and 86 total yards through 16 games. The 26-year-old won't threaten Engram's status as the team's top tight end, and likely wouldn't challenge Ellison either should the Giants wind up keeping the backup tight end, who has two years left on an untenable four-year, $18 million contract.4 days
43.Charles Clay: Lands on feet in Arizona (RotoWire) Clay is signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. Analysis: The 30-year-old tight end was released by Buffalo on Friday after playing out four seasons of a five-year, $38 million contract. He'll settle for a much smaller figure this time around, receiving a $350,000 signing bonus on a deal that maxes out at $3.25 million including incentives, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Clay likely will challenge Ricky Seals-Jones (neck) for playing time, with more help possibly on the way once the Cardinals survey the landscape during free agency and the draft. It also won't come as any surprise if the t... (More)4 days
44.Charles Clay signs with Cardinals (FantasyPros) ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting former Bills TE Charles Clay signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Analysis: It's a one-year deal that could be worth up to $3.25 million and includes a $350,000 signing bonus for Clay, who was released by the Bills last week after a four-year tenure with the club. Following five straight seasons with at least 49 receptions, 528 yards receiving and two touchdowns, Clay's numbers plummetted in 2018, finishing the year with a 21/184/0 line. Clay will add depth behind Ricky Seals-Jones.4 days
45.Charles Clay signs one-year deal with Ca... (Rotoworld) Cardinals signed Charles Clay, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. Analysis: The deal includes a $350,000 signing bonus. Just cut by the Bills on Friday, Clay joins a growing list of released veterans who have found a home in Arizona. New Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury did not routinely utilize tight ends in the passing game at Texas Tech, although Jace Amaro did have a big season playing under Kingsbury in Lubbock. Clay's addition could allow the Cardinals to use Ricky Seals-Jones as more of a receiver.4 days
46.Orleans Darkwa suffered torn Achilles' (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Orleans Darkwa suffered a torn Achilles' in October. Analysis: The injury happened the day after he worked out for the Jaguars and helps explain why he spent the year out of the league. Darkwa said he is progressing well in his rehab, and he is expected to be ready by the time OTAs roll around. He likely will need to prove his health before he earns a deal.4 days
47.Dom Capers joins Jags as defensive assis... (Rotoworld) Jaguars hired Dom Capers as a senior defensive assistant. Analysis: Capers flirted with the Bengals about their defensive coordinator opening, but he reportedly turned down the job. The ex-Packers DC will instead help coach one of the most talented defenses in the league. It is likely the 68-year-old makes another run at a coordinator job next January.4 days
48.Giants DBs coach Anarumo interviewing w/... (Rotoworld) Giants DBs coach Lou Anarumo will interview for the Bengals' defensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday. Analysis: According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Anarumo is the "frontrunner" for a job the Bengals have struggled mightily to fill. A long-time defensive backs coach both in college and the NFL, Anarumo's only coordinating experience was on an interim basis with the Dolphins in 2015.4 days
49.Scott Simonson gets one-year extension (Rotoworld) Giants signed TE Scott Simonson to a one-year extension through 2019. Analysis: Simonson was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. He will return to a blocking role in 2019.4 days
50.Antonio Brown: Still wants trade after meeting (RotoWire) Brown tweeted Tuesday about his meeting with Steelers owner Art Rooney II, saying they've cleared the air on several issues but both agree it's time for a parting of ways. Analysis: Brown is mending fences in the sense that he doesn't want to leave Pittsburgh on a sour note, and yet his words leave little doubt the trade request remains in place. The tweet also implies the Steelers intend to honor that request, though they'll surely expect a considerable return in exchange for one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. The situation could become a bit more complicated if Brown expects his next team to adjust his contract, which has three seas... (More)4 days
51.Brown met with Rooney, says time to move... (Rotoworld) Antonio Brown met with Steelers owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday. Analysis: Adam Schefter reports GM Kevin Colbert and VP Omar Khan were also at the meeting along with Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Brown said they "had a great meeting" in which they "cleared the air on several issues." Brown also said he and Rooney "both agreed that it is time to move on." If that is true -- a source confirmed "everyone agreed the trade will be for the best" to Schefter -- the Steelers should begin allowing other teams to talk money with Brown as soon as possible in order to hel... (More)4 days
52.Orleans Darkwa: Rehabbing from torn Achilles (RotoWire) Darkwa is rehabbing from an Achilles rupture he suffered during a training session in October, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports. Analysis: Despite leading the Giants in carries (171), rushing yards (751) and rushing TDs (five) during the 2017 campaign, Darkwa was unable to find a landing spot last offseason, with a minor knee surgery in May -- and perhaps an expectation of some guaranteed money -- playing a role in the lack of interest. He eventually settled for workouts with a few different teams, including one for the Jaguars shortly before he injured his Achilles in October. Set to turn 27 at the end of February, the veteran running back hopes... (More)4 days
53.Cardinals sign TE Charles Clay (FFToday) Former Bills’ tight end Charles Clay is signing a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million that includes a $350,000 signing bonus with the Arizona Cardinals, per source. Clay was heading into the last year of a 5-year $38 million deal signed in 2015. Analysis: Clay was released by the Bills last Friday and joins Jermaine Gresham as the only two tight ends under contract with Ricky Seals-Jones an exclusive-rights free agent and likely to return. New head coach Kliff Kingsbury hasn't been known to favor the tight end in his offense but we'll get a better idea of his scheme during minic... (More)4 days
54.Falcons sign Ty Sambrailo to 3-year exte... (Rotoworld) Falcons signed OL Ty Sambrailo to a three-year extension through 2021. Analysis: A former second-round pick by the Broncos, Sambrailo has mostly been a reserve tackle throughout his career, but he was forced into four late-season starts -- three at right tackle and one at left guard -- last season. He showed well in those starts, however, and will likely get a shot to win the right tackle job in camp.4 days
55.Kalen Ballage: Praised for work ethic (RotoWire) Ballage's work ethic and athleticism have made a strong impression on running backs coach Eric Studesville, one of the few holdovers from the old coaching staff in Miami, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. "[Ballage]'s a big, physical body," Studesville said. "He can run. He's athletic. He's got a lot of growth to do as far as seeing and recognizing things. His work ethic is tremendous. He's got speed for a big man." Analysis: A size-speed freak with subpar college production, Ballage was selected at No. 131 overall (fourth round) in the 2018 NFL Draft and spent most of his rookie season playing special teams. He finally got his shot on ... (More)4 days
56.Rashad Ross hoping to get back into NFL (Rotoworld) Appearing on NBC Sports Washington, Arizona Hotshots WR Rashad Ross said his "ultimate goal is to get back in the NFL." Analysis: Ross has opened the AAF season on fire, catching nine passes for 170 yards and three scores in two games. The former Redskin made more of an impact as a returner than receiver during his two seasons in Washington, but he is showing he can be a factor on offense as well. If this keeps up, Ross will likely earn his way onto a training camp roster.4 days
57.Frank Gore: Uncertain to stay in Miami (RotoWire) Dolphins running backs coach Eric Studesville doesn't know if Gore (foot) will be offered another contract, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. "The biggest thing with Frank is let's get Frank healthy and then we will cross all those other bridges," Studesville said. Analysis: The Dolphins got a nice return on a one-year, $1.02 million contract in 2018, with the 35-year-old averaging 4.6 yards on 156 carries, though he didn't score any touchdowns before suffering a season-ending foot injury Week 15. The injury isn't expected to require surgery, so Gore should be able to enjoy relatively normal offseason preparation if he wants to continue ... (More)4 days
58.Mark Ingram: I’m not afraid to bet on my... (Rotoworld) During an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, impending free agent Mark Ingram said, "I’m not afraid to bet on myself." Analysis: Ingram said he would "love" to remain in New Orleans and has had conversations with the Saints, but it does not sound like those talks have gone anywhere. "It’s kind of like a thing where they say they want me back, I say, ‘I want to be back,’ it’s just can we compromise on the value," Ingram said. "I love the organization, and I hope it all gets worked out. But at the same time, I have all confidence in my abilities." At 29, In... (More)4 days
59.Antonio Brown looking for guaranteed mon... (Rotoworld) In an Instagram Live (linked below), Antonio Brown said he is looking for guaranteed money from his next team. Analysis: "If your team got guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me, tell them to call me," Brown said while doing cardio on Monday. Brown's current deal is set to pay him nearly $39 million in salary and bonuses over the next three years, but none of that money is guaranteed. Brown said over the weekend money had nothing to do with his desire to leave Pittsburgh, but it appears to be at least a factor. On Monday before this video was posted, NBC Sports' Pete... (More)4 days
60.Kenyan Drake: Has support of position coach (RotoWire) Running backs coach Eric Studesville said Drake never complained about his lack of carries (7.5 per game) during the 2018 season, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. Analysis: One of the few holdovers from the old coaching staff, Studesville said he doesn't want Drake to change his all-or-nothing running style -- something former head coach Adam Gase implied was a primary reason 35-year-old Frank Gore (foot) handled 11.1 carries per game. Gase does have a point that Drake was often stopped for a loss -- 15 percent of carries in 2018 -- but the 25-year-old made up for it with a plethora of big plays, ultimately averaging 4.5 yards per carr... (More)4 days
61.DEN interested in bringing back Billy Tu... (Rotoworld) 9 News' Mike Klis reports the Broncos are interested in re-signing OL Billy Turner. Analysis: Turner was an 11-game starter for the Broncos last season, playing both tackle spots and left guard. He did not perform particularly well at any of those positions, but he is a versatile lineman who would be valuable in a reserve role or as a stop-gap starter. If Denver wants him back, they should be able to make it happen.4 days
62.LeGarrette Blount: Not expected to stay in Detroit (RotoWire) Blount isn't expected to re-sign with Detroit before the start of the new league year in March, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Coming off a 2018 campaign in which he managed just 2.8 yards per carry, the 32-year-old running back likely will need to compete for a roster spot wherever he ends up. There's also some chance Blount could simply retire, as his age, recent production and lack of pass-game skills will make it difficult to land a contract for significantly more than the veteran's minimum. The Lions figure to go in a different direction in their search for backfield depth behind Kerryon Johnson (knee).4 days
63.Jaguars pick up Calais Campbell's option (Rotoworld) Jaguars exercised the 2019 team option for Calais Campbell. Analysis: It was a no-brainer decision for a player who has recorded 25 sacks in two seasons with the Jaguars. Under the terms of the option, Campbell will earn a $3 million option bonus and a $12 million base salary. Jacksonville also picked up the options for DE Lerentee McCray and S Cody Davis.4 days
64.Report: NYG, Collins not actively negoti... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Giants and impending free agent Landon Collins "are not currently in active negotiations." Analysis: ESPN's Jordan Raanan predicted the recent "unpredictability of the safety market" would make it difficult for Collins and the Giants to find common ground on a long-term deal, and it appears that is the case. Unless something changes, the Giants are expected to use the franchise tag on Collins, which should be worth around $11 million.4 days
65.A.J. Brown receives high praise from draft analyst (FantasyPros) In a recent social media post, NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller said that he sees "too much" of Michael Thomas and Alshon Jeffery in Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown, Analysis: Miller also stated that he "might have to bump this dude [Brown] to WR1." While he is currently overshadowed by Ole Miss teammate D.K. Metcalf entering draft season, Brown was actually the more productive player in college with his team-leading 85/1,320/6 stat line and could take a tremendous leap with a strong showing at the combine. If Brown could showcase top-end speed and create separation, Miller believes " there's absolutely a chance he's the first wideout off the board in ... (More)4 days
66.Marquise Brown to miss combine, Pro Day with injury (FantasyPros) ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown underwent surgery last month to repair a LisFranc injury that will prevent him from participating at the NFL Scouting Combine and his Pro Day. Analysis: Brown's surgery repaired an injury suffered in the National Championship Game. And although he will miss the NFL Scouting Combine and Oklahoma's Pro Day, Schefter reports that he is "expected to be ready for summer training camp." Despite the setback, Brown is still expected to be a day-one selection in the 2019 NFL Draft in April.4 days
67.PFT: 49ers have 'real interest' in OBJ t... (Rotoworld) PFT's Mike Florio reports the 49ers "have had real interest" in acquiring Odell Beckham "for nearly a year" now. Analysis: Florio's colleague Chris Simms reported earlier in the day Monday that the Patriots "most aggressively" pursued OBJ last year, while the Rams also had interest in a trade before eventually acquiring Brandin Cooks from New England. There's been a ton of smoke surrounding a potential Beckham trade over the last week. Perhaps GM Dave Gettleman will pull the trigger this offseason despite handing Beckham a mega-extension last August. OBJ is far more ... (More)5 days
68.Lerentee McCray: Staying in Jacksonville (RotoWire) The Jaguars picked up McCray's contract option for 2019 on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Analysis: McCray made nine tackles (six solo) and one sack across 13 games with the Jaguars during the 2018 season. The 28-year-old mostly made his mark on special teams, and appears on track to return in a similar role in 2019.5 days
69.Cody Davis: Jaguars exercise 2019 option (RotoWire) The Jaguars picked up Davis' contract option for 2019 on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Analysis: Davis is a core contributor on special teams in Jacksonville, and led the team with 10 special teams tackles in 2018. The 29-year-old nonetheless remains firmly off the IDP radar, having played only 12 defensive snaps last season.5 days
70.Cowboys plan to let DL David Irving walk (Rotoworld) The Dallas Morning News' David Moore reports the Cowboys have "no intention" of re-signing impending free agent DL David Irving. Analysis: Irving is long on talent at 6'7/290 and still just 25, but he's reportedly missed multiple drug tests over the past year and was suspended the first four games of 2018 before missing the majority of the season for unknown reasons. Irving did suffer an ankle sprain in October but remained on the roster and played in just two games. When on the field, Irving is an impactful player. Keeping him on the field, however, has been a challenge. Irving will g... (More)5 days
71.Calais Campbell: Remaining in Jacksonville (RotoWire) The Jaguars exercised Campbell's contract option for 2019 on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Analysis: Campbell led Jacksonville in sacks (10.5) during the 2018 season, and also racked up 72 tackles (53 solo) and one forced fumble across 16 games. The 32-year-old is one of the Jaguars' most reliable defensive players and a team captain. Coming strong off his second consecutive Pro Bowl season, Campbell will work to extend that streak into 2019.5 days
72.David Irving: Expected to leave Dallas (RotoWire) Irving isn't expected to re-sign with the Cowboys, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Irving recorded four tackles and one sack across just two games with the Cowboys in 2018, as his season was derailed by personal issues and a high-ankle sprain. The Cowboys reportedly do not intend to pick up Irving's 2019 option, in which case the defensive tackle will become a free agent in March. Keeping in mind reports that Irving missed multiple drug tests from the league office in 2018, it's possible that the 25-year-old could be facing a future suspension which would further lower his value in free agency.5 days
73.Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Headed for free agency (RotoWire) The Jaguars announced Monday that they won't exercise Seferian-Jenkins' contract option for 2019, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Analysis: Seferian-Jenkins logged 11 receptions for 90 yards and one touchdown across five games with the Jaguars in 2018, before his season was cut short due to a core-muscle injury. Jacksonville signed the tight end after his 2017 career year with the Jets, during which time he recorded 50 catches for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and now elects to part ways with the 26-year-old after a single season. Seferian-Jenkins is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 13, at the start of the league yea... (More)5 days
74.Rob Gronkowski a 'regular' at Patriots facilites this offseason (FantasyPros) ESPN's Mike Reiss is reporting TE Rob Gronkowski has been a "regular" at Gillette stadium this offseason since the Super Bowl. Analysis: While Gronkowski has been present at Patriots facilities this offseason, Reiss does not believe it holds any significance when it comes to projecting his future with the team. Reiss cited that Gronkowski could be at Gillette to receive "treatment on his thigh" as well as using his time at the facility "as a reflection of his being in a good place with how the season ended, both team-wise and personally." Gronkowski is expected to make a decision on his playing future sooner rather than later.5 days
75.Terrance Williams: Cut by Cowboys (RotoWire) Williams (foot) has been cut loose by the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Williams made it through two seasons of a four-year, $17 million contract, receiving a $5 million signing bonus and $4.5 million in guaranteed base salaries, per overthecap.com. The Cowboys didn't get much of a return, with Williams posting a 53-568-0 receiving line on 78 targets (7.3 YPT) in 2017, then playing just three games in 2018 while dealing with a suspension and foot injury. The 29-year-old should regain his health at some point this offseason, but his days as an NFL starter may be numbered. The Cowboys will move forward with Amari Cooper and Mich... (More)5 days
76.Terrance Williams, Cowboys to part ways (FantasyPros) ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Cowboys have declined the option on WR Terrance Williams' contract. Analysis: No surprise here. Despite all of the issues at wideout for the Cowboys prior to the Amari Cooper acquisition, Williams not only failed to step up and contribute, but he also failed to take the field. After battling off the field issues -- he was suspended by the league for three games in November -- and a nagging foot injury which landed him on IR in October, Williams will end his career in Dallas with a 2/18/0 stat line on three targets while only appearing in three 2018 contests. This, nearly one year removed from signing a ... (More)5 days
77.Cowboys part ways with WR Terrance Willi... (Rotoworld) Cowboys declined WR Terrance Williams' option year for 2019. Analysis: He'll hit free agency on March 13. Williams, 29, appeared in just two 2018 games due to a foot fracture and three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. A better blocking than pass-catching receiver, Williams is unlikely to command more than cheap, one-year offers on the open market. Parting ways with Williams saves the Cowboys $2.25 million in cap room.5 days
78.Le'Veon Bell not expected to be hit with transition tag (FantasyPros) Steelers beat writer Jeremy Fowler does not expect the team to exercise the transition tag on RB Le'Veon Bell. Analysis: While there are reports looming stating that Pittsburgh could use the transition tag on Bell, Fowler believes it is an unlikely scenario, deeming a "risky" move due to many moving parts involved including the participation of a willing trade partner. Moreover, the beat writer believes "the NFLPA would argue such a move violates the spirit of the tag and the collective bargaining agreement." Bell appears to be headed to free agency with no strings attached, which is likely the best move for all parties involved outside of ... (More)5 days
79.Trent Richardson: Finding end zone in AAF (RotoWire) Richardson has taken 42 carries for 99 yards and three touchdowns in two games with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football. Analysis: Richardson leads the league in carries and rushing TDs, but his mark of 2.4 YPC is the worst among all players with double-digit opportunities. It's only fair to note that the goal-line chances weigh down his average, and he does have seven receptions for 64 yards. The 2012 first-round pick still has more work to do before NFL teams can view him as a serious option to compete for a 2019 roster spot.5 days
80.Ex-Viking Charles Johnson dominating AAF (Rotoworld) Former Vikings WR Charles Johnson leads the Alliance of American Football league in receiving with 252 yards through two weeks. Analysis: Playing for Steve Spurrier's Orlando Apollos, Johnson looked like the AAF's version of Julio Jones in Sunday's shootout win over San Antonio. He parlayed ten targets into seven catches for 192 yards and a touchdown and is averaging nearly 23 yards per reception two games in. A onetime middle-round pick in season-long leagues, Johnson is stating his case make an NFL return. Johnson also shined in preseason games with Teddy Bridgewater and Jets last August.5 days
81.Landon Collins: May get tagged (RotoWire) Collins (shoulder) is a strong candidate for the franchise tag, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports. Analysis: Collins had surgery Dec. 11 to repair a torn labrum, missing the final four weeks of the regular season and then sitting out the Pro Bowl. He did mention in late December that he'd be fine with playing under the franchise tag, which is expected to cost approximately $11 million for safeties. The 25-year-old has started his career with four straight seasons averaging at least 6.9 tackles per game, but he didn't do much else on the stat sheet in 2018. He did have 125 tackles, five INTS and four sacks during his breakout 2016 campaign, finishi... (More)5 days
82.Niners likely to franchise tag K Robbie ... (Rotoworld) The 49ers are expected to use the franchise tag on free agent K Robbie Gould. Analysis: This assumes they can’t work out an extension with Gould before the franchise tag deadline, of course. The kicker tag is projected to be worth around $5 million. In two years with the Niners, Gould has nailed 72-of-75 field goal attempts. For his career, Gould is the second-most-accurate kicker in league history with an 87.7% field goal percentage across 14 seasons.5 days
83.Robbie Gould: Headed for franchise tag (RotoWire) Gould is expected to receive the franchise tag, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: The 49ers got their money's worth on a two-year, $4 million contract, with Gould converting 72 of 75 field-goal attempts (96 percent) and 55 of 59 PAT tries (93.2 percent). The 36-year-old is now headed for a significant raise, be it through a long-term contract or a franchise tag for approximately $5 million. Given their abundance of cap space and determination to compete for the playoffs in 2019, the Niners presumably won't allow Gould to slip away. He'll rightfully be drafted as a top-10 kicker so long as Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) avoids major r... (More)5 days
84.Jaguars decline option on Austin Seferian-Jenkins (FFToday) Jaguars announced they are not picking up the option for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, which was for $4m. Contract language was: option had to be exercised on or before 22nd day prior to 1st day of 2019 league year, which was today. He'll be a free agent on 3/13. Analysis: ASJ was part of the 2018 dumpster fire at the tight end position accumulating 11 catches for 90 yards and 1 TD in five games before missing the rest of the season with a core muscle injury. James O'Shaughnessy and Blake Bell are also free agents, meaning Jacksonville will be addressing the position via free agency or ... (More)5 days
85.Report: Flacco already passed DEN physic... (Rotoworld) Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reports Joe Flacco has already passed his Broncos physical. Analysis: The trade is as done as it could be without being officially processed. It will as soon as the new league year begins on March 13.5 days
86.Derrius Guice: Discusses rehab progress (RotoWire) Guice (knee) provided a detailed account of his rehab process Monday on the Redskins' official website, noting that he's regained his upper body strength and resumed sprinting but isn't yet ready for full-speed lateral movement. Analysis: While he isn't ready to discuss a timeline, Guice did provide some useful details on his recent progress, with an emphasis on rebuilding strength/flexibility in his lower body after a post-surgery infection required additional procedures and a lengthy period of rest. He spent most of his time in Louisiana and Florida during the early phase of recovery, eventually returning to the Redskins' team facility in Virgi... (More)5 days
87.Steelers unlikely to transition tag Le'V... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler does not expect the Steelers to use the transition tag on free agent Le'Veon Bell. Analysis: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last week that "all indications" are the Steelers will transition tag Bell, but Fowler believes it would be too risky of a gambit for the team to attempt. He also believes the NFLPA would "argue such a move violates the spirit of the tag and the collective bargaining agreement." The tag window opens on Tuesday.5 days
88.Pats not expected to franchise tag Flowe... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Mike Reiss does not expect the Patriots to use the franchise tag on free agent DE Trey Flowers. Analysis: Reiss also believes the Pats will pass on franchising LT Trent Brown, leaving K Stephen Gostkowski as the only likely candidate. Flowers was the Pats' only difference-making pass rusher in 2018, but they probably don't want to pay him the north of $17 million for one season the tag would demand. Flowers should fetch a pretty penny on the open market.5 days
89.Rams unlikely to franchise tag Dante Fow... (Rotoworld) ESPN Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry does not expect the team to use the franchise tag on free agent DE Dante Fowler. Analysis: Tagging their mid-season trade acquisition would run the Rams north of $17 million. Although Fowler had some big games down the stretch, that would be an exceptional cost for a player who tallied just two sacks during eight regular season appearances as a Ram. The Rams are middle of the pack in cap space.5 days
90.Odell Beckham: Could be available at right price (RotoWire) The Giants don't plan to trade Beckham (quadriceps), but they're probably willing to listen to offers if another team calls, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Analysis: Signed to a five-year, $90 million extension last offseason, Beckham caught 77 of 124 targets for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games before missing the final four weeks of 2018 with a quad injury. He should make a full recovery before the start of the offseason program, if he isn't already back to 100 percent. Trade rumors are reasonable in the sense that Beckham would be more valuable to a team with good playoff odds, but any deal would essentially be a conce... (More)5 days
91.Cowboys waiting to franchise tag Lawrenc... (Rotoworld) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys will take a "wait-and-see" approach with franchise tagging free agent DE Demarcus Lawrence, hoping to reach a long-term agreement with him before the March 5 franchise deadline. Analysis: The tagging window opens Tuesday. It would be Lawrence's second straight. He made $17.1 million under the tag last season and would be due $20.5 million in 2019.5 days
92.Cowboys decline option on WR Terrance Williams (FFToday) Source: Cowboys decline option on Terrance Williams' contract, making him unrestricted free agent. Analysis: Williams fell down the depth chart last season and eventually landed on IR in early October with a foot injury. He was also suspended three games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. The Cowboys will save $2.25 million against the cap with this move.5 days
93.Mark Walton was also arrested in January (Rotoworld) The Miami Herald reports Bengals RB Mark Walton was arrested for marijuana possession in January. Analysis: Arrested for battery last Friday following an argument at a parking garage, Walton was also taken in following a January traffic stop. He was not jailed in January but forced to sign a document promising to appear in court. Neither arrest is major in and of itself, but taken together, they do make for a concerning offseason for a rookie who could not get on the field last year.5 days
94.Report: Pats 'aggressively' pursued Beck... (Rotoworld) NBC's Chris Simms reports the Patriots were the team "most aggressively pursuing" Odell Beckham ahead of last season's trade deadline. Analysis: At least publicly, Beckham trade rumors were not that intense last October, but it certainly stands to reason the Patriots were in contact. They eventually settled on acquiring Cleveland's Josh Gordon. FOX's Jay Glazer has issued a "bold prediction" that Beckham will be moved this offseason. The Patriots have a glaring need at outside receiver.5 days
95.Marquise Brown underwent Lisfranc surger... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown underwent surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury on January 8. Analysis: Brown originally suffered the injury in the Big 12 Championship Game and was able to play through it in the Orange Bowl. Brown will not be able to participate in the Combine and his Pro Day, but Schefter reports he is expected to be ready for training camp. The cousin of Antonio Brown, Marquise was expected to run fast at the Combine and come off the board on Day 1. Despite this injury, he still has a good chance to be a first-round pick.5 days
96.Raheem Mostert: Expected to stay in SF (RotoWire) Mostert (forearm) is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and likely will stay with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Best known for his prowess on special teams, Mostert finally made a dent on offense in 2018, taking 34 carries for 261 yards (7.7 average) and a touchdown before a broken forearm ended his season Week 9. The 49ers may want to consider a multi-year extension, as an original-round RFA tender doesn't provide any draft compensation when a team fails to match an offer sheet for an undrafted player (like Mostert). The second-round tender would prevent other teams from making offers, but it comes at... (More)5 days
97.Offield concerns for Benglas RB Mark Walton (FFToday) Mark Walton, the former University of Miami star football player and current Cincinnati Bengal, was arrested on a battery charge over the weekend. Turns out, it was his second arrest this year in South Florida. Court records show that Walton, 21, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession on Jan. 16 in North Miami-Dade, a case that had gone previously unreported. Analysis: These incidents could cost Walton some playing time in 2019. The battery charge stems from an argument and scuffle with a woman in which Walton snatched a cell phone out of her hand. Walton served as the Bengals third running back last season behind More)5 days
98.Alfred Morris: Expected to leave San Francisco (RotoWire) Morris isn't expected to re-sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: With Jerick McKinnon (knee) joining Matt Breida (ankle), Jeff Wilson (shoulder) and special teams ace Raheem Mostert (forearm), the 49ers ideally wouldn't have any use for Morris, who took 111 carries for 428 yards (3.9 average) and two scores in 12 games after signing with the team in mid-August. The 30-year-old running back could be looking at another lengthy wait on the open market, assuming he plans to continue his football career.5 days
99.Zac Stacy: Tied for AAF rushing lead (RotoWire) Stacy has taken 31 carries for 159 yards and a touchdown through two games with the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football. Analysis: Stacy announced his retirement from the NFL in Feb. 2017 after he was unable to make it back from an ankle fracture he'd suffered in Nov. 2015. Finally back to full strength, the 27-year-old presumably hopes to use the AAF as a springboard back to the NFL, where he once ran for 973 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie fifth-round pick with the Rams in 2013. It looks like Stacy could earn a spot on a preseason roster if he emerges from the AAF campaign relatively unscathed.5 days
100.Charles Johnson: Leads AAF in receiving (RotoWire) Johnson leads the Alliance of American Football in receptions (11) and receiving yards (252) through two weeks. Analysis: Johnson is one of the bigger names in the AAF -- a 2013 seventh-round pick of the Packers who posted a 31-475-2 receiving line for the Vikings in 2014. He bounced around the NFL after playing 39 games for Minnesota from 2014 to 2016, most recently getting cut by the Jets at the end of the 2018 preseason. Johnson will turn 30 at the end of February, but he apparently still has enough juice to get another look from the NFL, assuming he makes it through the AAF campaign without any major injuries.5 days

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