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1.Chris Long formally announces his retire... (Rotoworld) Chris Long announced his retirement. Analysis: Long was open and honest with the team about his status throughout the offseason and he'll finally hang them up with two Super Bowl wins with the Patriots and Eagles in the last three seasons. More so than his standout career on the field, Long was well known for his actions and amazing deeds off of it, including being named ‘Walter Payton Man Of The Year’ in the City of Brotherly Love. He finishes a successful and menacing 11-year career with 70 sacks and 15 forced fumbles over 162 games played.8 hours
2.Former Dolphins, Lions center Swanson re... (Rotoworld) Travis Swanson announced his retirement. Analysis: "I decided to retire from the game of football," Swanson announced in an Instagram post. His full statement can be viewed in the link below. Overshadowed by concussion issues the past two seasons, the former third-round pick finishes his career after five years played between the Lions and Dolphins.13 hours
3.Matt Milano: Smooth recovery (RotoWire) Milano, who suffered a broken fibula in Week 14 and missed the rest of the season, has been participating in offseason workouts so far and is said to be on schedule to return before the season gets underway John Murphy of the Bills' official site reports. Analysis: The team may ease him back during the summer program, which shouldn't be a problem since he has two years in Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier's defense, but it sounds like he's well on track. Milano should be on IDP radars after posting 78 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in just 13 games.16 hours
4.Duke Williams: Plans to make most of last chance (RotoWire) Williams, signed by Buffalo following a stint with the CFL, has made a good impression on the coaching staff so far. "I like the fact that he seems to have developed some self-awareness in terms of what went on a few years back to where he is now and knowing what he must do, at least off the field, to prove his worth to people in this league at least, in terms of the decision makers around the league and starting with us," coach Sean McDermott told John Murphy of the Bills' official site. Analysis: At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds and coming from a troubled college career where he showed all kinds of talent at Auburn before being kicked off the team, W... (More)16 hours
5.Cowboys in extension talks with Jaylon S... (Rotoworld) The Cowboys have opened extension talks with LB Jaylon Smith. Analysis: It's surprising the Cowboys are talking with Smith with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper needing new contracts. The Cowboys' cap situation may make it tough to fit all three. Smith only has three accrued seasons, so he would cost around $4.7 million to return as a restricted free agent. It would likely take a team-friendly deal to get something done.16 hours
6.Ricardo Louis: Dealing with knee injury (RotoWire) Louis is dealing with a knee injury, not a neck injury, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: There was speculation that Louis was still suffering from the neck injury that kept him sidelined for the entire 2018 campaign. Regardless, the Auburn product is ineligible to return for the 2019 season after not being able to get medical clearance from the Dolphins due to this possibly career-threatening injury.18 hours
7.Jayron Kearse: Won't move to linebacker (RotoWire) Kearse will compete for playing time at safety and nickel cornerback when Organized Team Activities begin Tuesday and won't be switching to weakside linebacker, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Last year, I played the nickel, but that was all off of instincts," Kearse said. "Now, I had time to work at it knowing I'll be in that role and playing that position." Analysis: A report earlier in April said he could move to linebacker, but it looks like Kearse will return to the role he had last season. Kearse could win significant snaps at slot corner with a strong training camp.18 hours
8.Jets targeting Peyton Manning for GM job (Rotoworld) PFT's Mike Florio reports the Jets are targeting Peyton Manning for their GM job. Analysis: Manning has ties to Adam Gase from their time in Denver. He's the biggest name that been connected to the Jets, joining Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas and NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah at the top of the list. Manning has turned down front office and media jobs since his retirement, but the Jets' opening could be enticing.18 hours
9.Raiders LB Brandon Marshall fully health... (Rotoworld) Raiders LB Brandon Marshall (knee) said he has completely recovered from last year's knee injury. Analysis: Marshall's knee issues cost him five games last season. He's healthy now and will get in a full offseason. Despite trending down the past few years, the Raiders are counting on Marshall for significant snaps.19 hours
10.Dynasty | Ryan Griffin released by Houston (Dynasty League Football) Ryan Griffin was released by Houston today. Analysis: This move has been anticipated since Griffin was arrested during the 2019 NFL draft for allegedly breaking a hotel window. He has since been charged with vandalism and public intoxication. The release of Griffin creates an opportunity for newly signed third-round pick Kehale Warring to see starter snaps if he can best 2018 third-rounder Jordan Akins and 2018 sixth-rounder Jordan Thomas for the top pass-catching tight end spot on the Texans. All three should see a small rise in value following the release... (More)1 day
11.Dynasty | Shane Ray signs with Baltimore (Dynasty League Football) Shane Ray signs a one-year deal with the Ravens. Analysis: A first round pick by the Broncos in 2015, Shane Ray had an excellent sophomore campaign recording eight sacks, but has struggled with injuries ever since. Ray will look to re-establish his value on a Baltimore team that lacks high-end pass-rushing talent.1 day
12.Dynasty | Michael Floyd signs with Baltimore (Dynasty League Football) Michael Floyd signed a one-year deal with the Ravens. Analysis: This will be Michael's fifth team in the last four years after he flamed out in Arizona. During his last 26 games he has amassed a paltry 24/220/2 receiving line, despite ample opportunity for relevant snaps. Floyd has a fair shot of making it onto the Ravens' final roster, but has little chance of producing fantasy-relevant-numbers.1 day
13.Dynasty | Jamie Collins is heading back to the Patriots (Dynasty League Football) Jamie Collins was signed to a one-year deal with the patriots. Analysis: The deal is worth just over one-million dollars, ($250,000 guaranteed,) but could reach five-million dollars with incentives. This is an excellent landing spot for Collins who put up some of his best years in New England before seeing his fantasy appeal diminish after being traded to the Browns in 2016. He is currently DLF's 33rd ranked dynasty linebacker, but should see a rise in value now that he has found a home.1 day
14.Deon Cain (knee) not close to 100 percen... (Rotoworld) Colts GM Chris Ballard said WR Deon Cain (knee) isn't close to 100 percent. Analysis: Ballard added Cain may not regain his form until "midway through the season." This isn't a surprise — Cain is nine month removed from surgery — but it puts a dent on his chances of a second-year breakout. Cain will likely be limited to start out training camp.1 day
15.Ryan Griffin: Waived by Houston (RotoWire) Griffin (groin) was waived by the Texans on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Griffin was in line to again be the Texans' top option at tight end heading into the 2019 season. It's unclear if his April arrest on charges of vandalism and public intoxication is what cost him a roster spot in Houston, but it is worth noting that Griffin was entering the final year of a three-year contract. Regardless, with the tight end now out of the picture, Jordan Thomas and rookie Kahale Warring will likely be fighting for the team's top spot at the position.1 day
16.Hilton likely to have limited offseason (Rotoworld) T.Y. Hilton (ankle) will be limited during offseason workouts. Analysis: Hilton played through a high-ankle sprain down the stretch last year. He's still not 100 percent, so it makes sense for the Colts to move him slowly. Hilton should be fine for training camp.1 day
17.Texans release TE Ryan Griffin, save $2.... (Rotoworld) Texans released TE Ryan Griffin. Analysis: This comes a month after Griffin was charged with vandalism and public intoxication after allegedly punching through a window at a Nashville hotel. The Texans saw enough from third-round TE Kahale Warring to move on from Griffin, who started 11 games last year. Griffin should resurface before training camp.1 day
18.Isaiah Johnson: Back in Indianapolis (RotoWire) Johnson signed a contract with the Colts on Friday. Analysis: Just a few weeks after being waived by the Colts, Johnson is back with the team following the release of cornerback D.J. Killings. Johnson has appeared in just 12 career games since joining the league back in 2015.1 day
19.Rams sign Isaiah Johnson (Rotoworld) Rams signed DB Isaiah Johnson. Analysis: D.J. Killings was waived in a corresponding move. Johnson's appeared in six games with the Rams over the last three seasons. He'll compete for one of the final roster spots.1 day
20.Jon Bostic works out for Ravens (Rotoworld) Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens. Analysis: Bostic was a 14-game starter for the Steelers last year. He became expendable after they drafted Devin Bush. The Ravens are the first team to show interest in Bostic since his release. Bostic would give Baltimore a veteran on the inside after losing C.J. Mosley to the Jets.1 day
21.Cordrea Tankersley candidate for reserve... (Rotoworld) Dolphins CB Cordrea Tankersley (knee) could open the season on the PUP list. Analysis: Tankersley is six months removed from tearing his ACL. He was "still limping" back in April and isn't participating in OTAs. Tankersley will miss at least the first six games if he lands on reserve/PUP.1 day
22.Brandon King: Sticking with New England (RotoWire) King signed a two-year extension with the Patriots on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: King was entering the final season of his current two-year deal but is now signed through 2021. The 25-year-old has 42 tackles (30 solo) in his four-year career, and has exclusively played special teams for the Patriots.1 day
23.Quinton Dial: Announces retirement (RotoWire) Dial announced Friday that he plans to retire from the NFL, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Dial did not see NFL action in 2018 after serving as a rotational defensive tackle for the Packers a year prior. The 28-year-old spent his first four seasons in San Francisco, and he finishes with 145 tackles (90) and 4.5 sacks for his career.1 day
24.Aldrick Robinson: Inks deal with Carolina (RotoWire) Robinson signed a one-year deal with the Panthers on Friday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Analysis: Robinson spent 2018 in Minnesota and caught 17 passes for 231 yards and set a career high with five touchdowns. The 30-year-old has never eclipsed 400 receiving yards in a season and is likely to serve as a low-volume big-play threat if he manages to make the 53-man roster.1 day
25.Patriots give King to two-year extension (Rotoworld) Patriots signed ST Brandon King to a two-year extension through 2021. Analysis: King has played exactly one snap on defense across four seasons. He's a standout on special teams, however. As long as he keeps it up, he'll have a place on Bill Belichick's squad.1 day
26.Giants LT Solder recovering from ankle s... (Rotoworld) Giants LT Nate Solder will be sidelined until training camp after undergoing an ankle scope. Analysis: The highest-paid left tackle in the sport last year -- only to be surpassed by Taylor Lewan -- Solder predictably didn't live up to his pay grade after coming over from the Patriots. Pro Football Focus credited Solder with allowing seven sacks, ninth-most among 75 qualified tackles, and also gave him poor marks for both his run and pass blocking. 31-year-old Solder needs to be better.1 day
27.Michael Floyd: Signs with Baltimore (RotoWire) Floyd agreed to a deal with the Ravens on Friday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Floyd spent 2018 in Washington but failed to make much of an impact with 10 receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown in 13 games. The 29-year-old could seemingly carve out a role behind Willie Snead and rookies Marquise Brown (foot) and Miles Boykin (hamstring). It's worth remembering Floyd hasn't topped 500 receiving yards since 2015 with the Cardinals, and that the Ravens feature a low-volume passing attack with Lamar Jackson under center.1 day
28.Jarvis Landry: Dealing with minor injury (RotoWire) Landry has been held out of spring practices with a minor injury, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports. Analysis: Landry continues to attend practice as an on-field spectator, while close friend and new teammate Odell Beckham has mostly elected to work out on his own. It will be difficult to match last year's mark of 149 targets with Beckham on the team, but Landry should make up for some of the likely volume loss with improved efficiency, following a 2018 campaign with just 6.6 yards per target and a career-low 54.4 percent catch rate. Landry and Beckham should have plenty of time to build chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield thi... (More)1 day
29.Shane Ray: Joining Baltimore (RotoWire) Ray agreed to a one-year deal with the Ravens on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Ray had numerous free-agent visits -- including the Raiders and Seahawks -- but ends up joining the Ravens after Denver elected not to pick up his fifth-year option for 2019. The 2015 first-round pick had only one sack in each of the past two seasons, as he was limited to 19 games with multiple injuries. Ray figures to compete with Tim Williams, Tyus Bowser, Jaylon Ferguson and Pernell McPhee for reps at outside linebacker, where only Matt Judon is locked into a key role for the Ravens.1 day
30.Lord Aldrick: Panthers sign Aldrick Robi... (Rotoworld) Panthers signed WR Aldrick Robinson, formerly of the Vikings. Analysis: Dubbed "Lord Aldrick" by former Rotoworld All-Pro Adam Levitan, Robinson is a 5'10/185 deep threat who has seemed to produce wherever he lands. With the Vikings last year, Robinson caught a career-high five touchdowns on 17 catches for 231 yards. He has 14 career touchdowns on 86 grabs with five different teams and has averaged 16.5 yards-per-catch. Robinson joins a wideout group that currently features D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, Chris Hogan, Rashad Ross, Jarius Wright, and Torrey Smith, among others.1 day
31.Marquise Brown won't participate in OTAs (Rotoworld) Ravens first-round WR Marquise Brown (foot) will not participate in OTAs. Analysis: Brown is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery. It's a minor concern, but the Ravens are just being cautious here. Lisfranc issues are one of the scariest injuries for wide receivers and playmakers who need to use their feet to make sudden cuts. Along with Brown, third-round WR Miles Boykin (hamstring) is expected to be limited next week when OTAs get underway.1 day
32.BAL takes flier on 29-year-old Michael F... (Rotoworld) Ravens agreed to terms with WR Michael Floyd, formerly of the Redskins.1 day
33.Browns sign RB D'Ernest Johnson (Rotoworld) Browns signed RB D'Ernest Johnson, formerly of the AAF's Orlando Apollos. Analysis: Johnson was second in the AAF in rushing with 372 yards at the time of its collapse. He also led the league in yards-per-carry with a 5.8 mark, totaling a 64-372-2 rushing line. Johnson flashed in the passing game as well, compiling a 22-220-1 line there. He links back up with QB Garrett Gilbert, who also signed with the Browns after starting for the Apollos.1 day
34.Mike Gillislee: Works out for Jags (RotoWire) Gillislee worked out for the Jaguars on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The Jacksonville backfield behind Leonard Fournette doesn't inspire much confidence, with Alfred Blue, Benny Cunningham, Thomas Rawls and fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead currently set to duke it out for backup work. Gillislee was released by the Patriots and then Saints early last season, ultimately finishing 2018 with 16 carries for 43 yards in four games. The 28-year-old fell out of New England's backfield rotation midway through the 2017 campaign, but he did produce eight rushing touchdowns and 5.7 yards per carry in Buffalo the year prior.1 day
35.Former first-round OLB Ray lands with Ra... (Rotoworld) Ravens agreed to terms with OLB Shane Ray, formerly of the Broncos. Analysis: The former No. 23 overall pick of the 2015 draft, Ray took visits with the Colts, Raiders, and Seahawks earlier in free agency, but the Ravens now swoop in when free agents no longer affect the compensatory-pick formula. Ray engineered 12 sacks across his first two seasons, including an eight-sack sophomore campaign. But he ended up missing 13 games to injury the last two years and generated a woeful two sacks in 19 games. Ray, 26 on Saturday, will try to reboot his game in Baltimore.1 day
36.Report: MIN hasn't asked Rudolph to take... (Rotoworld) Profootballtalk reports the Vikings have not asked Kyle Rudolph to take a pay cut. Analysis: PFT also reports the Vikes have offered Rudolph a five-year extension, one that would give him a "new-money average among the highest paid tight ends in the league." As PFT alludes to, that might end up little more than an accounting trick to lower Rudolph's $7.625 million cap number for 2019. Divorce still seems to be the most likely outcome here.2 days
37.Scott Pioli on resignation: It was just ... (Rotoworld) Speaking to The Athletic about his resignation from the Falcons' front office, Scott Pioli said "it was just time." Analysis: Pioli said he wasn't fired, isn't sick and doesn't have another job lined up. "I’m fine. My family is fine," Pioli said. "This was my choice and it’s just time. Time for what, I don’t know, yet." It's possible that the former general manager had simply spent enough time playing second banana, even if it was to his good friend Thomas Dimitroff. It's also possible Pioli could be eyeing media opportunities. He was surprisingly good on television in between his Chiefs and Falcons jobs.2 days
38.Report: Patrick Peterson used masking ag... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Patrick Peterson's PED ban was for six games instead of four because his test revealed a masking agent in addition to a banned substance. Analysis: Four games is the baseline, but Peterson gets extra time for trying to manipulate the result. It's not a good look for the 28-year-old All-Pro, though he is obviously far from the only one in the NFL using such methods. Pat Pete's 2019 debut will come in Week 7 against the Giants. Either Eli Manning or Daniel Jones could get his season off on the right foot.2 days
39.Damontre Moore: Let go by Niners (RotoWire) Moore was released by the 49ers on Thursday. Analysis: Moore found an opportunity with San Francisco after his time with the San Diego Fleet of the now-defunct AAF. The 26-year-old hasn't found consistent playing time since being cut by the Giants following the 2015 season -- Moore has appeared in nine games across three clubs over the last three seasons.2 days
40.Mike Gillislee works out for Jaguars Thu... (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Mike Gillislee worked out for the Jaguars on Thursday. Analysis: The Jaguars have one of the league's least-impressive backfields behind Leonard Fournette, though Gillislee wouldn't be doing much to change that. Gillislee couldn't find a job after the Saints cut him following Week 4 last season.2 days
41.Robby Anderson: Officially signs RFA tender (RotoWire) Anderson officially signed his restricted free agent tender Thursday, Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media reports. Analysis: Though technically able to sign a deal elsewhere, the second-round tender New York assigned Anderson in February made it highly unlikely Anderson would be going anywhere this offseason. Now having officially put pen to paper, Anderson is set to embark on a contract year as one of the top targets in a Sam Darnold-led offense.2 days
42.Kitchens: Callaway has gotten more explo... (Rotoworld) Browns coach Freddie Kitchens believes second-year pro Antonio Callaway has "added some explosiveness." Analysis: "He is in good shape relative to what he was in last year during training camp," Kitchens said. It's mostly just coachspeak, though also more believable than usual in Callaway's instance since 2018 was his return to the gridiron after more than a year away due to suspensions. Callaway flashed tantalizing ability as a rookie but was also wildly mistake-prone as he was thrown into a bigger-than-expected role. He is a classic breakout candidate as a sophomore, but Odell ... (More)2 days
43.Robby Anderson officially signs RFA tend... (Rotoworld) Jets re-signed WR Robby Anderson to a one-year, $3.11 million contract. Analysis: A restricted free agent, Anderson was tendered at the second-round level. Anderson dealt with injury, inconsistency and rookie quarterback play last year but still ended up with a 50/752/6 line across 14 games. He has openly talked about wanting to bounce-back from what he termed a down campaign. Playing for a new contract with an ascending quarterback, this might finally be the year that Anderson explodes.2 days
44.Pernell McPhee: Returning to Baltimore (RotoWire) McPhee signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: In doing so, the 2011 fifth-rounder is returning to the team that drafted him, for which McPhee should help beef up a linebacking corps that could use some pass-rushing depth. Since departing Baltimore after churning out his still-career-high 7.5 sacks in 2014, McPhee spent three years in Chicago before relocating to Washington in 2018. In neither locale was McPhee able to log a full 16-game season. At 30 years old, Baltimore likely isn't counting on him to handle a heavy workload.2 days
45.Dwayne Bowe: Retiring with the Chiefs (RotoWire) Bowe signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Chiefs on Thursday. Analysis: Bowe gave Kansas City a quality return on their 2007 first-round investment over the years and will ultimately go down as the team's third-leading receiver all-time behind Tony Gonzalez and Otis Taylor. It probably won't be long until Travis Kelce and possibly Tyreek Hill pass him in that regard, though.2 days
46.Falcons' Chris Lindstrom signs rookie de... (Rotoworld) Falcons signed No. 14 overall pick OG Chris Lindstrom to a four-year contract. Analysis: The deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2023. Lindstrom (6’4/308) made 48 career starts for Boston College and earned 2018 first-team All-ACC after allowing zero sacks and only three QB hurries. Lindstrom blew up the Combine, finishing second among offensive linemen in SPARQ score (96th percentile) with a 4.91 forty and 25 bench-press reps. Lindstrom’s elite athleticism and tackle-length arms (34 1/8") are major pluses in pass protection, and he flashes run-blocking pop on tape. He should be a big part of a reinvigorated Falcons offensive line... (More)2 days
47.49ers cut Damontre Moore after one month (Rotoworld) 49ers released DE Damontre Moore. Analysis: Briefly given a second chance after a successful stint in the AAF, Moore lasted just 40 days on the 49ers' 90-man roster, getting cut before the real offseason work had even began. Moore turns 27 in September.2 days
48.Bowe signs one-day deal to retire as Chi... (Rotoworld) Dwayne Bowe signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Chiefs. Analysis: You are forgiven if you had assumed 34-year-old Bowe was already long retired. Released by the Browns in March 2016, Bowe had not seen the field since 2015, where he caught five passes in seven games as a Brown. The owner of a truly strange career arc, Bowe found the end zone 44 times in 125 games. He averaged 13.4 yards per catch and posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2010-11, crossing the 1K threshold three total times. The bad vibes of Bowe's later career have probably led to the underrating of his early career.2 days
49.McPhee reunites with Ravens on one-year ... (Rotoworld) Ravens signed OLB Pernell McPhee to a one-year contract. Analysis: Barely used in Washington last season, McPhee registered zero sacks on 203 snaps. Now on the wrong side of 30, McPhee will try to provide heat as a situational pass rusher for a team that is looking thin on the outside.2 days
50.Scott Pioli leaves the Falcons' front of... (Rotoworld) Falcons assistant GM Scott Pioli has resigned his position. Analysis: After a star-crossed tenure as the Chiefs' general manager ended in Pioli's 2012 firing, he teamed up with fellow ex-Pat Thomas Dimitroff in Atlanta, where he had been something of a secret weapon since 2014. "After careful consideration and ongoing dialogue with Thomas over the past year I have decided to step away from my position as the assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons to pursue other potential opportunities," Pioli said in a statement. It certainly sounds like Pioli wants another shot at leading a front office, though this might not be the best w... (More)2 days
51.Patrick Peterson: Suspended for six games (RotoWire) Peterson was suspended Thursday for the first six games of the regular season due to a violation of the NFL's PED policy, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: This is a huge surprise and an even bigger loss for the Cardinals defense, who will have to spend almost the first half of the regular season without one of the league's best defensive backs. In Peterson's absence, Arizona will now have to look to the likes of rookie Byron Murphy and veteran Tramaine Brock for more snaps at cornerback.2 days
52.Second-rounder Drew Sample signs contrac... (Rotoworld) Bengals signed second-round TE Drew Sample to a four-year contract. Analysis: Sample (6’5/255) started all four years fat Washington but caught just 46 career passes.. He mainly generated scout plaudits for his blocking; an old-school, in-line "Y" tight end, PFF College graded Sample as one of the nation’s best run blockers in 2018, and he dropped 0-of-25 catchable targets. Sample tested better than expected in the forty (4.71) and three-cone (7.15) at the Combine, suggesting he may have untapped potential as a receiver. His ceiling is probably in the Jack Doyle range. The Bengals have a... (More)2 days
53.No. 11 overall pick Jonah Williams signs (Rotoworld) Bengals signed No. 11 overall pick OT Jonah Williams to a four-year contract. Analysis: As always, the deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2023. Williams (6’5/302) started every game of his three-year Alabama career (29 starts at left tackle, 15 at right tackle) and went pro after earning unanimous first-team All-American and the 2018 Jacobs Trophy as the SEC’s top offensive lineman. Williams landed PFF College’s No. 1 run-blocking grade in the country last season and allowed zero sacks with only three QB pressures. Also intelligent with a 39 Wonderlic score, Williams’ biggest drawback is his 17th-percentile athleticism, a limitation... (More)2 days
54.Patrick Peterson suspended six games for PED violation (FantasyPros) Arizona Cardinals' cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the NFL season for violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Analysis: The suspension was originally eight games but was reduced to six when Peterson withdrew his appeal. Peterson has reportedly been unhappy in Arizona for quite some time, and trade rumors have been buzzing as of late. The Chiefs have been the top team linked to a possible Peterson trade, but with news of the suspension and Kansas City's recent history with players' character issues, the team may decide not to further pursue a deal. The suspension may be the fina... (More)2 days
55.Matt Longacre: Visits Baltimore (RotoWire) Longacre visited the Ravens this week, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The Ravens are looking for veterans to help with their pass rush, as they also have taken a look at Pernell McPhee this week. Longacre has spent the first four seasons of his carer with the Rams, but his last two came on one-year deals. He appeared in 13 games in 2018 but recorded just 17 total tackles and one sack.2 days
56.Patrick Peterson suspended 6 games for P... (Rotoworld) NFL suspended Patrick Peterson six games for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Analysis: The news comes via ESPN's Adam Schefter. Peterson skipped workouts ahead of the draft and appeared to be upset about something, prompting rumors of a trade. It now seems as if this suspension led to the unrest. Peterson will be eligible to return Week 7 against the Giants. Arizona added both Robert Alford and Tramaine Brock in free agency before drafting Byron Murphy in the second round, so they do have the bodies to stay afloat during Peterson's suspension. Still, the All-Pro's absence will b... (More)2 days
57.Ricardo Allen's rehab has been 'slow pro... (Rotoworld) Falcons S Ricardo Allen (Achilles') said his recovery has been a "slow process." Analysis: Allen tore his Achilles' last September, one of several injuries the Falcons endured on defense in 2018. One of those injuries was fellow S Keanu Neal's ACL tear, and the starting duo have been rehabbing together. The healthy return of both, likely early if not at the start of training camp, should boost Atlanta's defense.2 days
58.Dak: No rush on deal, know it will get d... (Rotoworld) Dak Prescott said there is "no rush" to sign a contract extension. Analysis: "My whole focus is within the locker room," Prescott said. "I know it will get done." The Cowboys have made it clear they want to sign Prescott to a long-term extension and are reportedly comfortable paying him around $30 million per year. If that is true, this deal should get done before training camp. In addition to Prescott, the Cowboys have Amari Cooper entering the final year of his deal and Ezekiel Elliott two years away from free agency.2 days
59.Eagles VP Douglas 'No. 1' on Jets' GM li... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas is "No. 1" on the Jets' GM list. Analysis: "If the Jets have their way," Hughes writes, "Douglas will be their next general manager." This matches a Wednesday report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Douglas has played an important role in the Eagles' recent success, and he worked with coach Adam Gase when both were in Chicago. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah has also been linked with a job in New York's front office.2 days
60.Matt Breida: Expects significant role (RotoWire) The 49ers told Breida that he, Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon (knee) will all have significant roles in the 2019 offense, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "They've said, 'Hey, we're going to use all you guys,'" Breida said. "All three of us are going to be used a lot. I don't want to give away any secrets, but we're all going to be used." Analysis: The signing of Coleman seemed a bit odd with McKinnon coming back from a torn ACL and Breida coming off a season with 5.3 yards per carry. Coach Kyle Shanahan does tend to create a lot of touches for his running backs, and none of the bunch has ever handled a workhorse role for mo... (More)2 days
61.Matt Breida: All three RBs will be used ... (Rotoworld) Matt Breida said, "All three [running backs] are going to be used a lot." Analysis: The 49ers actually have more than three backs when Raheem Mostert and Jeffery Wilson are added to the equation, but Breida, Jerick McKinnon, and free-agent addition Tevin Coleman are the most likely to receive work. How those touches will be distributed remains a mystery, and Breida's quote confirms the backfield will at least begin as a timeshare. Despite injuries, San Francisco's running backs ranked third in the league with 1,799 rushing yards last season, and Breida accounted for 814 of those on just 15... (More)2 days
62.Kyle Rudolph 'too young' to take pay cut (Rotoworld) Kyle Rudolph said he is "too young" to take a pay cut. Analysis: Owed $7.275 million in the final year of his contract, Rudolph has been the subject of both trade and extension rumors for the cap-strapped Vikings, although the former seems more likely after Minnesota drafted Irv Smith in the second round. Rudolph says he wants to stick around, but he also wants the situation resolved in the near future. The Vikings would save $7.625 million against the cap by releasing or trading Rudolph.2 days
63.Ricardo Louis: Missing another season (RotoWire) Louis (neck) has been placed on injured reserve, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: Lous spent the entire 2018 campaign on injured reserve with the Browns while recovering from a neck injury. He then signed with Miami in April, but it turns out he wasn't able to get medical clearance from the team. The 2016 fourth-round pick seems to be dealing with a career-threatening injury.2 days
64.Dontrelle Inman: Gets $300k guaranteed (RotoWire) Inman's one-year contract with the Patriots includes $300,000 guaranteed and a $100,000 reporting bonus, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The contract also has $300k in per-game roster bonuses and up to $1 million available from incentives. It's a much stronger deal than the ones New England gave to Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington, while even Demaryius Thomas has less guaranteed money (albeit with larger roster bonuses and a larger cap hit). Phillip Dorsett actually got the strongest contract of the bunch, landing $500k guaranteed on a one-year, $2.6 million deal. The Patriots are throwing numbers at the wide receiver position, with I... (More)2 days
65.Dolphins send WR Ricardo Louis to IR (Rotoworld) Dolphins placed WR Ricardo Louis (knee) on injured reserve. Analysis: After missing all of 2018 with a neck injury, Louis suffered a season-ending knee injury during the offseason program. A fourth-round pick by the Browns in 2016, Louis showed some flashes his first two years, but health could drop him out of the league.2 days
66.Dolphins waive/injured OG Isaac Asiata (Rotoworld) Dolphins waived OG Isaac Asiata. Analysis: Asiata was officially waived with an injury designation, meaning he will revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers, but it is likely he is released with a settlement in the near future. A fifth-round pick in 2017, Asiata has appeared in just two games and spent most of last season on Miami's practice squad.2 days
67.Giants sign sixth-rounder Corey Ballenti... (Rotoworld) Giants signed sixth-round CB Corey Ballentine to a four-year contract. Analysis: On the night he was drafted, Ballentine was the victim of a shooting in which his college teammate, Dwane Simmons, was tragically killed. Ballentine was hospitalized after taking a bullet to the leg, but he has since been released and is expected to be ready for training camp. Once he is healthy, Ballentine has the athleticism to outplay his draft stock.2 days
68.Dynasty | Tyler Eifert a full participant at OTAs (Dynasty League Football) After suffering a gruesome leg injury last season, Eifert is hoping to use his one-year deal to return to form after a series of injuries have derailed the past few years of his career. Analysis: When he's been on the field, Eifert has shown he can be a dangerous weapon in the passing game — most notably when he recorded 13 touchdowns in 2015 in just 13 games. Unfortunately, injuries have been the story of Eifert's career. Since being drafted in 2013, the Bengals tight end has played in only 43 games of a possible 96.Still just 28, Eifert can likely be had for cheap in most leagues. DLF's Trade Find... (More)3 days
69.Dynasty | Darron Lee traded to Chiefs (Dynasty League Football) The Chiefs have agreed to terms with the Jets to exchange fourth-year linebacker Darron Lee for a sixth-round pick. Analysis: Despite grading out with Pro Football Focus' fifth-best score in coverage for a linebacker with at least 400 such snaps in 2018, the former first round pick of the Jets had worn out his welcome. Even with Adam Gase assuming the role of interim GM just today, he wasted no time moving Lee out of town. While Lee sports an athletic profile and has excelled in coverage, he's been less than stellar in run defense.In three seasons... (More)3 days
70.Chris Harris, DEN reportedly 'exchange o... (Rotoworld) 9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos and CB Chris Harris "exchanged offers." Analysis: Harris has stayed away from offseason workouts while holding out for a new contract, but the Broncos aren't likely to match his desired $15 million annually just to get the disgruntled 29-year-old slot corner back on the field quicker. Klis reports Denver made its offer and there's "a ways to go," but even contact at this point is an encouraging sign. Despite arguably being the best at his position when healthy, the Broncos were unable to find an interested suitor willing to match his ... (More)3 days
71.GM Adam Gase ships Darron Lee to Kansas ... (Rotoworld) Chiefs acquired LB Darron Lee from the Jets in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2020. Analysis: The 2016 first-rounder was sent packing to Kansas City in Adam Gase's first transaction as interim GM. Although Lee's been a perennial bust since initially joining the Jets, he's still just 25 and now joins DE Frank Clark, DE Emmanuel Ogbah, and S Tyrann Mathieu among standout additions the Chiefs acquired to shore up their defense after parting with Dee Ford and Justin Houston this offseason. Lee's currently due a $3.2 million cap hit in 2019.3 days
72.Patriots sign linebacker Jamie Collins (FantasyPros) The Patriots have agreed to terms with linebacker Jamie Collins to bring the second round pick back to where he started his NFL career. Analysis: Collins' stint in Cleveland did not go as planned after he signed a four-year deal in 2016 that led to a few lackluster years before being cut this offseason. At 30 years old, a return to Bill Belichick's scheme could reignite his play as he's still capable of being an impact player. He tallied 104 tackles and four sacks in 2018.3 days
73.Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) not cleared for practice (FantasyPros) Ezekiel Ansah has no timetable for return from his shoulder injury following his new contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Analysis: The Seahawks were willing to give him $6M in guaranteed money after shipping Frank Clark off to the Chiefs in April. There have been conflicting reports on how quickly he'd be ready to play, but as of now, Week 1 is certainly still in question.3 days
74.Nate Orchard: Expected to find new squad (RotoWire) Orchard worked out for the Dolphins and is expected to sign with the team in the coming days, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Orchard previously spent last season with two teams (Buffalo and Kansas City), playing four games and made four tackles (three solo). The deal isn't official yet, but the 26-year-old will likely get a chance with his fourth team, after coming into the league as a second-round pick of the Browns in 2015.3 days
75.Dolphins add LB Nate Orchard (Rotoworld) Dolphins signed LB Nate Orchard. Analysis: Orchard got the deal after working out at minicamp. He split time between Buffalo and Kansas City last year — playing in just four games. Orchard became expendable after Seattle signed Ziggy Ansah but should have an easier path to snaps in Miami.3 days
76.Jamie Collins: Officially returning to New England (RotoWire) Collins officially signed a contract with the Patriots on Wednesday, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports. Analysis: The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Collins nonetheless appears under contract with the Patriots for at least the 2019 season. The 30-year-old is expected to be present for on-field work as soon as Thursday in preparation for a potentially heavy workload as an off-ball linebacker on a defense that is expected to be coordinated by Bill Belichick himself. Collins averaged over seven tackles per game in his prior three seasons with the Patriots from 2014 to 2016, a rate that would equate to over 116 tackles over 16 games.3 days
77.Seahawks have 'no timetable' for Ziggy A... (Rotoworld) Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) has no timetable to be cleared for practice. Analysis: Ansah was healthy enough to get $6M guaranteed from Seattle, but he's going to be moved slowly. It sounds like training camp is a best case scenario. The Seahawks are counting on Ansah to replace Frank Clark, but he's not a lock to be ready for Week 1.3 days
78.Patriots bring back LB Jamie Collins (Rotoworld) Patriots signed LB Jamie Collins. Analysis: Collins is back with the Patriots after being traded to the Browns in 2016. He's coming off a middling season, but Collins knows Bill Belichick's scheme and played his best years in New England. Collins is expected to get in some on-field work during OTAs.3 days
79.Amani Hooker signs rookie deal (Rotoworld) Titans signed fourth-round DB Amani Hooker to a four-year contract. Analysis: Tennessee traded up to land Hooker, a two-year starter that was PFF College’s No. 1 corner in the Big Ten last season. Hooker has top end measurables (81st-percentile SPARQ, 4.4 speed) and a well-rounded skill set. He should have an immediate sub-package role.3 days
80.Pernell McPhee linked to Ravens (Rotoworld) The Ravens have interest in free agent OLB Pernell McPhee. Analysis: McPhee is coming off another nondescript season after signing a one-year deal with Washington. He was drafted and spent the first half of his career in Baltimore, so this would be an obvious fit. McPhee is just a situational pass rusher.3 days
81.Geno Smith: Signs with Seattle (RotoWire) Smith signed a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Smith has spent time with each of the Jets, Giants and Chargers since being drafted in the second round back in 2013, but he hasn't been pressed into meaningful action since his failed stint as the Jets' starter in 2013 and 2014. The 28-year-old comes to Seattle as high-profile candidate for the backup job to Russell Wilson and will only have Paxton Lynch to compete with for the gig.3 days
82.Jamie Collins: Discussing reunion with Patriots (RotoWire) Collins is receiving interest from the Patriots in free agency, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Collins has taken his time fielding contract offers thus far into free agency and is one of the best players remaining on the open market not named Ndamukong Suh. His potential return to the Patriots is an interesting proposition since they are the team that drafted Collins as a 2013 second-rounder before turning him into a star and trading him to the Cleveland in 2016. The Pro-Bowler's potential return to New England would significantly beef up a linebacking corps currently headed by the aging Dont'a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy.3 days
83.Patriots talking reunion with Jamie Coll... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots are "in talks" with free agent LB Jamie Collins. Analysis: Collins has drawn zero known interest since his March 6 release from the Browns. He's entering his age-30 season and hasn't been that effective since the Patriots were the ones that traded him to Cleveland at the trade deadline in 2016. Collins dealt with injuries in 2017 but played all 16 games last year, notching four sacks, one pick, and one forced fumble. New England took Collins with the 52nd overall pick in the 2013 draft. It wouldn't be a bad flier.3 days
84.NFLN's Daniel Jeremiah candidate for Jet... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah is "under serious consideration for a prominent front-office position" with the Jets. Analysis: It might not be for the actual general manager job, but Jeremiah seems to be in contention for some sort of right-hand man position. Rumored to be the front-runner for the Jets' GM job is Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas, who Schefter reports is "close friends" with Jeremiah. Jeremiah cut his teeth in the scouting departments with the Eagles and Ravens, who Douglas has also spent time with. TV draft gigs seems to be stepping stones to NFL front-office jobs now ... (More)3 days
85.Report: Gase 'absolutely didn't want' Le... (Rotoworld) The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports coach Adam Gase "absolutely did not want to sign" Le'Veon Bell this offseason. Analysis: This should go over well inside Jets headquarters. Anyway, this is believed to be one of the big -- if not the biggest -- disagreements between Gase and now-fired GM Mike Maccagnan. Maccagnan was the one making the calls on the Bell signing and the outrageous contract handed out to off-ball ILB C.J. Mosley. Mehta adds that Gase "didn't want to spend a lot of money on any running back." As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport puts it, Gase likes Bell as ... (More)3 days
86.Duke Johnson: Not at OTAs (RotoWire) Johnson is absent from OTAs on Wednesday for a second straight day, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Analysis: A Tuesday report suggested the running back was present, but it turns out he didn't participate. He's still expected to show up for some portion of OTAs, despite the common knowledge that he's frustrated with his lack of long-term role security after the Browns signed Kareem Hunt. The team doesn't seem interested in honoring Johnson's trade request, as Hunt will serve a suspension for the first eight games of the season. The backfield will start to feel awfully crowded if Johnson and Nick Chubb are both healthy and s... (More)3 days
87.Eagles VP Douglas candidate for Jets GM ... (Rotoworld) Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas is believed to be the front-runner for the Jets' general-manager vacancy. Analysis: Douglas has been with the Eagles since 2016. He spent 2015 with the Bears alongside Adam Gase, who was Chicago's offensive coordinator that season and is now the Jets' head coach. The two reportedly have a strong relationship, something Gase and now-fired GM Mike Maccagnan didn't have in New York. Whoever gets the GM job knows Gase has plenty of power with the Jets.3 days
88.Odell Beckham: Not spotted Wednesday (RotoWire) Beckham isn't present Wednesday for voluntary OTAs, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Analysis: The Browns reportedly are on board with Beckham being a part-time participant in the offseason program. He was present Tuesday for the start of OTAs but isn't with his teammates a day later. There hasn't been any suggestion that his quad injury from last season is playing a role in the atypical approach to offseason workouts. It mostly just seems that a select group of NFL players are challenging the notion they should always be expected to participate in something that's explicitly labeled as voluntary.3 days
89.Jets fire GM Maccagnan and VP Heimerding... (Rotoworld) Jets fired GM Mike Maccagnan. Analysis: VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger was also canned on Wednesday. "I came to the decision to make a change after much thought and a careful assessment of what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets," CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. There had long been word of a rift between Maccagnan and new coach Adam Gase, which Gase tried to downplay last week, but this pretty much clears it up that something wasn't working between the two. Maccagnan spent four years on the job, with the Jets going 10-6 his first season only to string together a 14-34 record 2016-2... (More)3 days
90.Garrett Celek: Gets competition during offseason (RotoWire) Celek (concussion, thumb) will have competition at tight end after the 49ers used a sixth-round pick on Kaden Smith and signed Levine Toilolo, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Analysis: Celek played through a broken thumb for most of last season, catching just five passes on 277 offensive snaps in 15 games. He sat out Week 17 while recovering from a concussion and then had surgery on his thumb during the offseason. Celek may now be in danger of losing his roster spot, but it helps that he's scheduled for a reasonable $2.7 million cap hit in the final season of his four-year contract, per overthecap.com. Celek and Toilolo figure... (More)3 days
91.Levine Toilolo: Heads to San Francisco (RotoWire) Toilolo agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Analysis: Toilolo recorded a career-high 263 yards for the Lions last season and has missed just one game during his six years in the NFL. He's best known for his work as a run blocker, though he offers a bit more pass-catching utility than the typical blocking specialist. This signing might inspire the 49ers to release fellow tight end Garrett Celek, who handled the No. 2 role behind George Kittle in 2018. At the very least, Celek will need to battle Toilolo for snaps in two-TE formations.3 days
92.Free agent Barwin visiting the Dolphins (Rotoworld) Free agent DE Connor Barwin is visiting the Dolphins on Wednesday. Analysis: It's Barwin's first known visit since he was released by the Giants way back in January. Now entering what would be his age-33 season, Barwin just doesn't have a lot left to give on the field. He could still be a veteran presence in the locker room. Barwin had one sack in 15 games in 2018.3 days
93.Bengals get sixth-round LB Davis signed (Rotoworld) Bengals signed sixth-round LB Deshaun Davis to a four-year contract. Analysis: Undersized and a pedestrian athlete, Davis is going to have to grind out a roster spot on special teams.3 days
94.49ers sign blocking TE Levine Toilolo (Rotoworld) 49ers signed TE Levine Toilolo, formerly of the Lions. Analysis: Toilolo actually led all Lions tight ends with 263 yards receiving last season, managing 21 catches and a touchdown. He's not a weapon in the pass game, however, as his 6'8/268 frame is best used as a blocker. Coach Kyle Shanahan coached Toilolo in Atlanta.3 days
95.Juan Thornhill officially signs rookie d... (Rotoworld) Chiefs signed second-round S Juan Thornhill to a four-year contract. Analysis: Thornhill (6’0/205) made 36 starts in the Cavs’ secondary, converting from corner to safety as a 2018 senior and earning first-team All-American by tying for the NCAA lead in interceptions (6) and breaking UVA’s single-season record for INT-return yards (141). Thornhill graduated with 13 career picks, and PFF College credited him with a minuscule 43.8 passer rating and 41.9% completion rate when targeted in 2018. Thornhill complemented his elite production with the highest SPARQ score (97th percentile) among safeties a... (More)4 days
96.Taco Charlton recovering from ankle scop... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Calvin Watkins reports Cowboys DE Taco Charlton is recovering from an ankle scope. Analysis: It is a minor operation but hardly ideal for a player who was already recovering from shoulder surgery. Injury limited Charlton to 11 games last season. The No. 28 overall pick of the 2017 draft has just four career sacks, and is already heading into his age-25 campaign as a third-year pro.4 days
97.Colt McCoy: Progressing nicely from injury (RotoWire) McCoy (lower leg) is expected to participate to some extent for the team's mandatory minicamp in June, and be fully ready when training camp begins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: McCoy will be able to make an appearance with the team for OTA's next week, and seems to be recovering well from his fractured right fibula per Schefter. The Texas product was originally supposed to miss all of the team's offseason work until training camp, but it appears the timetable was moved up. Once fully healthy, McCoy is expected to compete for snaps with Case Keenum, and his accelerated recovery time should help his cause. The Redskins also selected Oh... (More)4 days
98.Temarrick Hemingway: Finds home with Carolina (RotoWire) Hemingway was officially claimed by the Panthers on Tuesday. Analysis: Hemingway was cut by the Broncos on Monday, but quickly found a new team. The South Carolina State product appeared in five games with the Broncos last season, playing 74 snaps on special teams. He will hope to secure a roster spot with a loaded depth chart in Carolina.4 days
99.DeAngelo Yancey: Cut by Jets (RotoWire) Yancey was officially waived by the Jets on Tuesday. Analysis: Yancey was originally re-signed by the Jets on the first day of 2019, and spent the past season on the practice squad. The 2017 fifth-round pick hasn't played a regular season game in his career, and logged 141 receptions, 2,344 yards and 20 touchdowns in 39 games in his college career for Purdue.4 days
100.Dadi Nicolas: Signs on with Indianapolis (RotoWire) Nicolas signed an undisclosed contract with the Colts on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Analysis: Nicolas was originally drafted in the sixth round in 2016 by the Chiefs, and hasn't played in regular season action since. In 11 games during the 2016 season, the only stat Nicolas was able to record was a pass defended. The 26-year-old will hope to earn a depth role for the Colts, showing versatility at both the linebacker and defensive line positions.4 days

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