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1.Kyler Murray reaffirms his commitment to... (Rotoworld) Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray said he remains committed to pursuing the NFL. Analysis: Murray said it was "obviously hard" telling the Oakland Athletics organization that he was committed to playing football, but reaffirmed his intention to pursuing a career in the NFL on Saturday. "I mean, [the Athletics] can hold out all the hope they want to," Murray said. "I'm going to play football." The Sooner prodigy is expected to become the first athlete ever to be drafted in the first round of both sports.6 hours
2.Blidi Wreh-Wilson: Agrees to extension with Atlanta (RotoWire) Wreh-Wilson agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Friday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Wreh-Wilson was set to become a free agent upon the dawn of the new league year March 13, but the Falcons elected to bring him back on a "prove it deal." Having spent three years in both Tennessee and Atlanta since being drafted as a third-round pick out of Connecticut in 2013, Wreh-Wilson has struggled to develop into a reliable cover man at the professional level, though he has proven to be a competent special teams contributor. The 29-year-old will compete for a role on kickoff and punt coverage, while pr... (More)9 hours
3.Steelers likely to re-sign Jesse James? (Rotoworld) Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said free agent Jesse James is likely to be re-signed. Analysis: James took a backseat to Vance McDonald this year but still managed a career high in yards (432) and yards-per-reception (14.1). He also graded as a top-30 run blocker and is one of the best pass-protecting tight ends in the league. James would have a clearer path to snaps outside of Pittsburgh, but he could be back at the right price.10 hours
4.Rams hire Zac Robinson as asst. QBs coac... (Rotoworld) Rams hired Zac Robinson as assistant QBs coach. Analysis: Robinson played his college ball at Oklahoma State and was a seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2010 but never appeared in an NFL game. Robinson, 32, worked for Pro Football Focus after his playing days. This will be his first coaching job, and he lands a coveted spot on Sean McVay's staff.10 hours
5.Trent Taylor fully recovered from back i... (Rotoworld) Trent Taylor said he's fully recovered from his 2017 back surgery. Analysis: "I feel like I'm back to normal. I just knew that I needed a little more time than I was able to get throughout the season. I’m feeling great right now. Getting back to building my body up the right way." Taylor dealt with his back issues for most of the year, missing two games and playing 30 percent of snaps when healthy. He should benefit from a full offseason, but with George Kittle and Dante Pettis emerging, there's not much to get excited about Taylor's 2019 outlook.11 hours
6.Thompson out for Combine after wrist sur... (Rotoworld) Alabama S Deionte Thompson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist. Analysis: He'll sit out the Combine, but this isn't a long-term injury. A breakout junior season has Thompson near the top of this year's safety class. It's possible this pushes him out of the Day 1 mix.12 hours
7.Dwayne Haskins plans to throw at Combine (Rotoworld) Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins is expected to throw at the Combine. Analysis: It's an on-trend move after four of the top five quarterbacks threw at last season's Combine. Haskins had a monster 2018 but has a lot to prove as a one-year starter. He's in the running for the first overall pick.12 hours
8.Cody Parkey: Will be released (RotoWire) The Bears will let Parkey go when the 2019 league year begins, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Parkey will make $3.5 million guaranteed on his 2019 contract despite his release, all that follows his miss in the playoffs that cost the Bears a chance at the NFC Championship Game. He should find plenty of suitors for his services in 2019.13 hours
9.Delanie Walker targeting return for OTAs (Rotoworld) Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) hopes to be cleared for offseason workouts. Analysis: Walker confirmed his rehab is on schedule. He's targeting OTAs for his return, but the Titans may move him slowly. Entering his age-35 season and coming off a serious injury, Walker is hard to trust as a 2019 rebound.13 hours
10.Cardinals 'in talks' to re-sign Markus G... (Rotoworld) The Cardinals have "been in talks" with free agent DE Markus Golden. Analysis: Golden was limited to 2.5 sacks in his first season post-ACL surgery. He was a misfit for Steve Wilks's Cover-2, playing the six-technique spot for the first time since college. There's interest in keeping Golden with the Cardinals moving back to a 3-4 scheme under DC Vance Joseph, but Arizona may let the market set his value before re-signing him.1 day
11.Chiefs sign E.J. Manuel to futures deal (Rotoworld) Chiefs signed QB E.J. Manuel to a reserve/future contract. Analysis: Manuel spent 2018 out of the league after getting cut from Oakland. He joins Chad Henne as a veteran backup behind Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs also signed WR Sammie Coates, WR Davon Grayson, and DB Dontae Johnson to reserve/future deals.1 day
12.Chicago pulls plug on Parkey after down ... (Rotoworld) Bears released Cody Parkey. Analysis: Parkey struggled with field goals all year, going just 26-of-34 on his attempts. He also missed a 43-yarder that eliminated Chicago from the Wild Card round. Signed to a four-year deal last March, releasing Parkey saves $1.1 million and leaves behind $5.2 million in dead money. Despite coming off a bad year, Parkey should land another job this offseason.1 day
13.Saints TE Josh Hill expected to start in... (Rotoworld) The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects Josh Hill to be the Saints' starting tight end this season. Analysis: With Ben Watson retired, Hill is the next man up on the Saints' depth chart. Hill's pass-catching skills have been hyped in the past, but he's never been more than a rotational player. We wouldn't be surprised if Dan Arnold took on a larger role with Watson gone. New Orleans also figures to add a veteran to the mix this offseason.1 day
14.Eagles cut special teamer Chris Maragos (Rotoworld) Eagles released FS Chris Maragos. Analysis: A core special teamer for the Eagles, Maragos spent all of last year on the PUP list after injuring his knee in 2017. Until he's given a clean bill of health, the 32-year-old is unlikely to resurface.1 day
15.Tyson Alualu: Re-signs with Steelers (RotoWire) Alualu re-signed with the Steelers on a two-year deal, according to Teresa Varley of the team's official site. Analysis: It's fair to suggest that Alualu didn't have a solid 2018 season, setting career lows in tackles (22) and sacks (0) in 15 games. The likes of Stephon Tuitt, Javon Hargrave and Cameron Heyward along the defensive line have essentially turned Alualu into a rotational depth piece, albeit one with a first-round pedigree and history of positive production. Alualu, who will turn 32 years old in May, will likely continue to reprise that role in the coming campaign.1 day
16.Jake Elliott: Signing with Eagles for 2019 (RotoWire) Elliott is staying with the Eagles on a one-year contract for 2019, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Elliott was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent, essentially locking him in for another year in Philadelphia even before Friday's agreement. The 24-year-old kicker has converted 83.9 percent of field-goal attempts and 93.5 percent of PATs through two seasons, including 19-of-21 from 40-49 yards and 7-of-11 from 50-plus. Given his attachment to an above-average offense, Elliott makes sense as a low-end kicker option with some upside in the final round of 2019 fantasy drafts.1 day
17.Eagles bring back Jake Elliott on 1-year... (Rotoworld) Eagles re-signed K Jake Elliott to a one-year contract. Analysis: LS Rick Lovato is also returning on a one-year deal. A fifth-round pick out of Memphis in 2017, Elliott was due to be a restricted free agent this offseason. The 24-year-old enjoyed another strong season in 2018, converting 26-of-31 field goals (83.9 percent) with a long of 56 yards.1 day
18.Austin Davis added to Seahawks coaching ... (Rotoworld) Seahawks hired Austin Davis as an offensive assistant. Analysis: The Seahawks also hired Brad Idzik as an assistant wide receivers coach while promoting offensive assistant Steve Shimko to assistant QBs coach. The former quarterback spent parts of two seasons with the Seahawks as a backup to Russell Wilson. Davis turns 30 in June.1 day
19.Jesse James: Could re-sign in Pittsburgh (RotoWire) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert suggested James may be re-signed this offseason, Chris Adamski of reports. Analysis: James may want to survey the league after he played second fiddle to Vance McDonald in 2018, but it's hard to imagine many teams would view the 24-year-old as much more than a high-end No. 2 tight end. The 2015 fifth-round pick did add an element of occasional explosiveness to his game last season, piling up a career-best 423 yards despite seeing his fewest targets (39) since his rookie season. James produced 14.1 yards per catch to improve his career mark to a measly 9.9, but he didn't actually have much of an ... (More)1 day
20.Patriots and Rams net 3 compensatory pic... (Rotoworld) The Patriots and Rams will receive a league-high three compensatory picks in the upcoming draft. Analysis: The rich get richer. New England's compensatory haul includes a pair of third-rounders (picks No. 97 and 101) as well as a sixth-rounder (pick No. 205). That gives New England seven picks in the first four rounds of April's draft. If the Pats want to swing a trade for Antonio Brown or another marquee name this offseason, they'll have plenty of ammunition. The Bengals and Redskins were also awarded three compensatory picks while the Eagles and Falcons netted two a piece. The Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Giants, Panthers, Ravens, Vikin... (More)1 day
21.Antonio Brown: Already drawing interest (RotoWire) General manager Kevin Colbert said three teams have contacted the Steelers to discuss the possibility of trading for Brown, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: His comments may be accurate, but it's also clear Colbert is trying to help the team maintain leverage in an awkward situation. He acknowledged Wednesday that all parties agree a trade would be best, but then went out of his way to make it known the Steelers are willing to keep Brown if the offers disappoint. It shouldn't ultimately make much difference, with Brown's talent and production likely outweighing his difficult personality in the eyes of at least two or... (More)1 day
22.Jason McCourty to play another season (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports impending free agent CB Jason McCourty will return for another season. Analysis: McCourty and his twin brother Devin contemplated retirement following the Patriots' Super Bowl victory, though now both are expected back in 2019. Acquired from Cleveland for a seventh-round pick last offseason, McCourty was a standout in 2018, earning PFF's No. 11 coverage grade among cornerbacks while saving New England's season with a clutch pass breakup in Super Bowl LIII. There's a good chance the 31-year-old returns to Foxboro on a short-term deal.1 day
23.Trent Taylor: Already preparing for 2019 (RotoWire) Taylor is excited for a healthy offseason and has already started his training program, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "I think that's just such an advantage," Taylor said, "to be able to only think about building your body up with no limitations going on. I think whenever you have to worry about an injury throughout the offseason there's so much you have to hold back from." Analysis: Taylor dealt with shoulder and back injuries last offseason, coming off a 2017 rookie campaign in which he caught 43 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns. He took a big step back in 2018 with a 26-215-1 receiving line, averaging just 22.9 snaps... (More)1 day
24.Steelers GM: Three teams have called on ... (Rotoworld) Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said three teams have already contacted him about Antonio Brown. Analysis: Let the games begin. Brown has made clear that he wants out of Pittsburgh and after meeting with Steelers ownership earlier this week, it appears the team is finally ready to accommodate their disgruntled wideout. AB is sure to draw heavy trade interest, though Colbert has cautioned that, "If it doesn't benefit us, we won't do it." Colbert wouldn't reveal the teams interested, though Brown himself has mentioned San Francisco and Green Bay as potential landing spots.1 day
25.Falcons sign Wreh-Wilson to 1-year exten... (Rotoworld) Falcons signed CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson to one-year contract extension. Analysis: Wreh-Wilson was headed for free agency. At this stage of this career, the 29-year-old UConn alum is mainly a special-teamer. He logged just 30 defensive snaps in 2018.1 day
26.Jason McCourty: Wants to continue playing (RotoWire) McCourty plans to play football in 2019, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports. Analysis: Both McCourty twins have confirmed their intention to continue playing, with only Devin under contract for 2019. Jason likely hopes to re-sign with the Patriots, but he apparently is willing to join another team if it doesn't work out. He started 12 of 16 regular-season games in 2018, piling up 70 tackles (54 solo), 10 passes defensed, one interception and a forced fumble, later adding nine tackles and four PDs in three playoff games.1 day
27.Bucs expected to keep DT Gerald McCoy in... (Rotoworld) The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs are expected to keep DT Gerald McCoy this season. Analysis: Set to make $13 million under a new staff in 2019, McCoy peculiarly sent a tweet saying "embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face" back in January. Although that led to speculation the 31-year-old would be released, Stroud writes McCoy will be back and asked to transition to defensive end part of the time when the Bucs use their 3-4 alignment. Cameron Brate and DeSean Jackson are among the possible casualties if the franchise does in fact keep McCoy's salary on the... (More)1 day
28.Gerald McCoy: Likely staying in Tampa (RotoWire) McCoy is expected to stay in Tampa Bay for 2019, Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Rumors of a split made sense given that McCoy has spent his entire career in a 4-3 scheme and carries a non-guaranteed $13 million base salary for 2019. However, new head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles reportedly hope to retain the veteran lineman, as they believe he can play some defensive end in a 3-4 alignment. McCoy would still be an interior rusher on passing downs, coming off a 2018 campaign in which he led the team with 21 quarterback hits and ranked third with six sacks (in 14 games). He'll turn 31 at the end of... (More)1 day
29.Robert Kraft facing prostitution ring ch... (Rotoworld) Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in Jupiter, Florida. Analysis: Jupiter Police chief Daniel Kerr said there's video evidence of Kraft involved in sex acts at Orchids of Asia spa parlor in Jupiter, where women were virtually being held as prisoners and sex workers. The investigation was conducted over the the last several months and resulted in 25 people being charged, Kraft included. An "active arrest warrant" has reportedly been issued for the Pats owner in Palm Beach County, where he has a nearby residence. Kraft's spokesperson "categorically denied" he was engaged in an... (More)1 day
30.Michael Thomas: Signs with new agent (RotoWire) Thomas has signed with a new agent from the same agency, now working with Andrew Kessler of Athletes First, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: Thomas has averaged 107 catches for 1,262 yards and 7.7 TDs in three pro seasons, and his status as a second-round pick means the Saints don't have the ability to exercise a fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The soon-to-be 26-year-old thus figures to sign a massive extension at some point this offseason, with a franchise tag looming in 2020 if no agreement comes into place. Thomas has a solid argument to match Odell Beckham, who signed a five-year, $90 million ext... (More)1 day
31.Steelers bring back DL Alualu on 2-year ... (Rotoworld) Steelers re-signed DL Tyson Alualu to a two-year contract. Analysis: The No. 10 overall pick of the 2010 draft was initially expected to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Serving as defensive line depth last season, Alualu notched 22 tackles on 30 percent of Pittsburgh's snaps. He turns 32 in May.1 day
32.DEN will pursue DT Johnathan Hankins in ... (Rotoworld) Broncos will reportedly pursue DT Johnathan Hankins in free agency. Analysis: The Broncos recently cut ties with 35-year-old NT Domato Peko in hopes of getting younger at that position. Merely 27 in March, Hankins has a lot left in the tank that coach Vic Fangio could potentially mold into a legitimate threat up the middle of Denver's defense. Hankins is fresh off a productive 14 games with the Raiders last season despite the team's overall woes on that side of the ball. Denver is the first franchise linked to him this offseason.1 day
33.Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Played through hernia tears (RotoWire) Seferian-Jenkins suffered two hernia tears during the first week of training camp in 2018, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Signed to a two-year, $10.5 million contract last offseason, Seferian-Jenkins fought through the injuries for five games before landing on injured reserve in early October. The Jaguars already announced that the 26-year-old tight end won't be brought back for the second season of his contract, though the move hasn't yet been made official. Given the role injuries played in his disappointing 2018 campaign, Seferian-Jenkins may find another opportunity to compete for a starting job. He should be healthy before ... (More)1 day
34.Glover Quin: May retire after being released (RotoWire) Quin isn't sure if he will continue his football career, but he does at least plan to assess the opportunities offered, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Quin has 148 consecutive starts to his name, with most of those coming the past six years in Detroit. He's given some thought to retirement since the Lions released him last week, but he's also open to continuing his career if the right opportunity pops up. The 33-year-old finished 2018 with his lowest marks for snaps (829), passes defensed (three) and interceptions (zero) during his tenure in Detroit, losing some playing time to rookie third-round pick Tracy Walker late ... (More)1 day
35.Tyler Eifert: Proves progress with video (RotoWire) Eifert (ankle) tweeted a video of himself going through ladder drills Thursday. Analysis: The video leaves no doubt Eifert has made significant progress since early January, at which point he was limited to jogging for about 20 minutes at a time. He's now doing lateral movements and agility work, potentially setting the stage for participation in OTAs as he prepares to become an unrestricted free agent for the second straight offseason. Eifert's recovery timetable was estimated at 4-to-5 months after he had surgery Sept. 30 to address a broken right ankle he suffered Week 4. The 28-year-old tight end has played 43 games through six NFL seasons, i... (More)1 day
36.Devin McCourty: Plans to play in 2019 (RotoWire) McCourty said he will continue his football career in 2019, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. Analysis: McCourty has started 139 regular-season games and 22 playoff games in nine NFL seasons, serving as one of the few mainstays on a New England defense that tends to cycle through a lot of players. A contract extension might make sense even if the 31-year-old safety isn't sure about playing beyond 2019, as he's currently scheduled for a $13.44 million cap hit in the final year of his contract, per The two-time Pro Bowler had just one interception in each of the past three seasons, averaging 84.7 tackles, 5.3 passes defensed, 1... (More)1 day
37.Tavon Young becomes highest-paid nickel back with three-year extension (FantasyPros) The Ravens signed nickel cornerback Tavon Young to a three-year extension Thursday. The deal is worth $25.8 million, with a max value of $29 million, making him the NFL's highest-paid nickel back. Analysis: Young is coming off a solid 2018 season, recording one interception, two sacks, and three fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns) in 15 games.1 day
38.Devin McCourty says he will play in 2019 (FantasyPros) Patriots safety Devin McCourty said on the Sports Spectrum podcast that he plans to play football in 2019. Analysis: McCourty said during Super Bowl week that he would consider retirement if the Patriots were to beat the Rams. After having a couple weeks to think about it, he decided he wanted to continue his playing career with the hopes of bringing a seventh title to New England. "I think once you get a chance to step away for a couple weeks now, you're like, 'Yeah, man, I still do want to be around these other young guys that come in,'" McCourty said. The Patriots will surely be happy to welcome back one of the key pieces of their defens... (More)1 day
39.Devin McCourty announces he'll play in 2... (Rotoworld) Patriots S Devin McCourty will play in 2019. Analysis: McCourty, 31, said he didn't "know for sure" if he'd play in 2019 and winning the Super Bowl provided an easy way to end his career, but he'll be pursuing another one with the Patriots this upcoming season. Despite his age, McCourty has remained an effective player and is a leader on the defensive side of the ball. McCourty is due $9.5 million this upcoming season, which is the final year of his contract.2 days
40.Carlos Hyde expected to be cut this off-season (FantasyPros) The Jaguars are expected to move on from Carlos Hyde this spring. Analysis: Jacksonville traded a fifth-round pick for Hyde last year but he failed to make an impact down the stretch. This news is a positive for Leonard Fournette, who should resume bell-cow duties in 2019.2 days
41.Browns and LT Greg Robinson in negotiati... (Rotoworld) Browns have started negotiation talks with free agent LT Greg Robinson. Analysis: Browns GM John Dorsey "hopes" that the two parties can come to a multi-year agreement, and it's likely that they will ultimately come to an agreement after Robinson expressed interest in returning to Cleveland. Robinson views the Browns as an organization that believes in him, and it showed during his mini-breakout during the last eight games in 2018.2 days
42.Bell's trainer denies that Le'Veon was 2... (Rotoworld) Le'Veon Bell's trainer called reports that claimed Bell was 260 pounds "laughable." Analysis: His trainer was adamant that Bell remains in elite shape and pointed to his freshness as a positive over other impending free agent running backs. While that's true, some teams will be skeptical about signing a player who sat out one of his prime years, especially since Bell had a weight issue going into the NFL. Likely close to his 225 playing weight, Bell is said to be eyeing $48 million over the first three years of his next contract.2 days
43.Broncos will not re-sign Domata Peko (Rotoworld) Broncos have informed free agent Domata Peko that they will not re-sign him in the early portion of the free agent period. Analysis: Peko wants to re-sign with Denver, but the team is actively looking for younger options at nose tackle. Despite entering his age-35 season, Peko should receive offers in free agency after grading as an above-average interior defensive lineman against the run by PFF.2 days
44.ASJ had two hernia tears last training c... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Daniel Popper reports that free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins suffered two hernia tears during last training camp. Analysis: Seferian-Jenkins opted to grind through the injuries early in the season, but he ultimately landed on injured reserve in Week 6 after only piling up 11 catches for 90 yards and one touchdown. Even with the injuries, Seferian-Jenkins is considered one of the better tight end options in free agency, but that's not saying much. Since 2017, he has averaged only 7.32 yards on his 61 receptions.2 days
45.FS Glover Quin is considering retirement (Rotoworld) Free agent FS Glover Quin is contemplating retirement. Analysis: Quin was released by the Lions last week, and he's not sure if he'll play another down in the NFL. When asked if he would entertain new offers, Quin said he'd speak with his family and will "call it a career" if they don't meet his expectations. Despite his age, 33, Quin has enough gas in the tank to receive reasonable contract offers. He earned PFF's No. 42 safety grade out of 89 qualifiers last season.2 days
46.TE Eifert (ankle) seen moving well in dr... (Rotoworld) Free agent TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) has resumed doing agility drills. Analysis: Eifert posted a video showing himself doing ladder drills at a rehabilitation center, and he claims to be healthy now. After missing 52 games with various injuries over the past five seasons, Eifert, 29, will likely be receiving incentive laden contract offers in free agency, but Eifert is talented whenever his body cooperates.2 days
47.Eagles waive DB Elie Bouka (Rotoworld) Eagles waived DB Elie Bouka. Analysis: Bouka spent last season on injured reserve, and he may find it difficult to find another landing spot since he's already had a torn Achilles.2 days
48.DeMarcus Lawrence: Won't sign another franchise tag (RotoWire) Lawrence (shoulder) is unwilling to sign a second consecutive franchise tender, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports. Analysis: Lawrence followed up a blow-up 2017 season with another quality effort in 2018 and has ultimately totaled 25 sacks over the past two years. Also proving durable after logging full, 16-game schedules in three of his past four campaigns, Lawrence will be among the hottest commodities of the 2019 offseason if he's allowed to hit the open market.2 days
49.Saints are releasing S Kurt Coleman (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Saints are releasing S Kurt Coleman. Analysis: Coleman was due $5.5 million this upcoming season, and the Saints deemed that too much money. However, the team remains open to signing him to a new contract, but they save $4 against the cap for now. Already on the other side of 30, Coleman's play had declined in recent years, so he'll likely sign for less than he was previously going to make.2 days
50.Kurt Coleman: Being released by Saints (RotoWire) Coleman is being released by the Saints, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports. Analysis: Coleman was due over $5 million in 2019, which is a tad high for a 30-year-old backup safety. The Ohio State product could still serve as serviceable depth somewhere else around the league, though, just at a lower price tag.2 days
51.Kerryon Johnson: Top dog entering 2019 (RotoWire) Johnson is expected to be a featured player in 2019 under new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Will Burchfield of 97.1 FM The Ticket reports. "[Johnson] is a guy that's talented in the running game, but I'm also excited to see some of things I've heard about, his ability in the passing game -- which I think can really be a bonus for our offense," Bevell recently said. Analysis: The 2018 second-rounder was slowly brought along as the lead runner in the Lions backfield his rookie year, to the point where Johnson was seeing roughly 18 touches per game before going down with a minor knee sprain in Week 11. That respectable level of involvement c... (More)2 days
52.Corey Liuget open to re-signing with Cha... (Rotoworld) Free agent DT Corey Liuget said he's open to re-signing with the Chargers. Analysis: After the Chargers declined Liuget's 2019 option, he became a free agent, but he'd be open to a reunion "if the money is right." Chargers GM Tom Telesco also remains open to re-signing Liuget, but as long as it's a lower salary since Liuget has missed time due to injury and suspension. Liuget tore his quad and underwent surgery in late November, but he claims that he will be 80-90% in just two more months.2 days
53.Corey Liuget: Mostly healthy following surgery (RotoWire) Liuget hinted in an interview with Kirk Morrison on SiriusXM Radio he's about "80-90 percent" recovered from a torn quadriceps injury that required surgery in November. Analysis: Liuget technically is a free agent given the Chargers declined his $8 million team option last week, but the veteran defensive tackle did mention he'd be open to returning to the team should it be interested. After recording 21 sacks in his first five seasons with the club, Liuget has struggled to stay on the field, picking up just three sacks in 34 subsequent games, and will likely struggle to command a top-dollar deal given his age (he'll soon be 29) and recent injury ... (More)2 days
54.Pep Hamilton takes XFL HC and GM job (Rotoworld) Former Browns assistant head coach Pep Hamilton signed with the XFL to become head coach and general manager for its franchise in Washington, D.C. Analysis: Hamilton took a job with Jim Harbaugh at the University of Michigan after playing second fiddle to Hue Jackson during his one-year stint with the Cleveland Browns, but his time with the Wolverines was short. Technically back in the professional ranks, Hamilton seems to have full control of the D.C.-based franchise.2 days
55.Dion Sims: Officially sent packing (RotoWire) Sims was officially released by the Bears on Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: This was the clear way to go for Chicago given the $6 million in cap relief Sims' release provides -- not to mention the significantly underwhelming return on investment he provided when healthy. There could be a modest market for his services somewhere out there this offseason for teams in need of blocking from the tight end position.2 days
56.Tavon Young is highest-paid nickel back (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Tavon Young's contract extension is a three-year, $25.8 million deal. Analysis: That makes Young the highest-paid nickel back in the NFL, and it likely means the Ravens will move on from Jimmy Smith. After playing 601 snaps in 2018, Young missed the playoff game against the Chargers with a sports hernia, but that injury is nearly healed already. The Ravens may decide to move Young out of the nickel role in 2019 now that he's another year removed from his ACL surgery.2 days
57.Tavon Young: Now highest-paid nickelback in NFL (RotoWire) Young (sports hernia) is receiving a three-year, $27 million contract to remain with the Ravens through the 2022 season, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports. Analysis: This amount makes Young the highest-paid nickelback in the league. With outside corners Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr and Jimmy Smith all remaining under contract with Baltimore in 2019 -- not to mention safety Tony Jefferson and six-time Pro-Bowler Eric Weddle -- the Ravens boast one of the more intimidating secondaries in the league at this point in the offseason.2 days
58.Bengals hire NYG DB coach Lou Anarumo as... (Rotoworld) Bengals hired Lou Anarumo as defensive coordinator. Analysis: The Bengals finally fill their defensive coordinator job after weeks of interviews, signing the Giants defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo. Despite a long history as a defensive backs coach both in college and the NFL, Anarumo has only served as a defensive coordinator on an interim basis. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and Anarumo coached together during stints with the Miami Dolphins.2 days
59.Panthers re-sign S Damian Parms (Rotoworld) Panthers re-signed S Damian Parms. Analysis: Parms spent last season on injured reserve (shoulder), but he's being viewed as a depth piece and special teamer going into the 2019 season.2 days
60.Josh Hill: Likely option for starting role (RotoWire) Hill (concussion) could be in play for the starting tight end spot entering the 2019 season, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Benjamin Watson (appendicitis) has openly contemplated retiring following the team's NFC Championship loss to the Rams. Without a first-round pick this season as a result of a draft-day trade last year with the Packers, it seems likely the Saints will opt to use what remaining draft capital it has on improving other areas of need. The emergence of Dan Arnold and Garrett Griffin as potential depth options certainly will dissuade the Saints ... (More)2 days
61.Bucs LB Kwon Alexander close to running (Rotoworld) Bucs LB Kwon Alexander (knee) expects to resume running next week. Analysis: Alexander is four months removed from tearing his ACL. He'll sit out OTAs but has a chance to be ready for training camp if he avoids setbacks. An impending free agent, Alexander may look to rehab his value in Tampa on a one-year deal.2 days
62.Tavon Young: Inks contract extension (RotoWire) Young (sports hernia) signed a one-year contract extension Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Young is now is set to stick with Baltimore through the 2020 season at an undisclosed rate. Head coach John Harbaugh said in January that the timeline for the cornerback's recovery from offseason sports hernia surgery was 4-to-6 weeks, so Young should be healthy well before the start of OTAs this spring.2 days
63.Ravens sign CB Tavon Young to extension (Rotoworld) Ravens signed CB Tavon Young to a contract extension.2 days
64.Chris Boswell: Will have competition (RotoWire) General manager Kevin Colbert indicated that Boswell (groin) will have competition for his position ahead of the upcoming season, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. Analysis: Boswell is due a $2 million roster bonus in March, so if he sticks around through the offseason to actually "have competition," he'd probably have a long leash entering the preseason. The hope is that Boswell can return to his 2017 Pro Bowl form.2 days
65.Jets interested in re-signing Henry Ande... (Rotoworld) The Jets have interest in re-signing free agent DE Henry Anderson. Analysis: Anderson had a career year after getting traded from the Colts last offseason. With the Jets expected to stay a 3-4 scheme despite bringing in DC Gregg Williams, keeping Anderson should be a priority. 27-year-old Anderson is expected to command $5 million-plus annually.2 days
66.Jaguars may restructure A.J. Bouye's dea... (Rotoworld) The Jaguars could restructure CB A.J. Bouye's contract. Analysis: Bouye has a $15.4 million cap number coming off an injury-marred year. It's possible Jacksonville pushes some of his guarantees into next season in order to create some salary relief. Bouye is signed through 2021.2 days
67.Jaguars RT Jermey Parnell likely to be c... (Rotoworld) Jaguars RT Jermey Parnell is a candidate for release. Analysis: Parnell had another injury prone year in 2018, missing three games to a knee issue. He wasn't effective when healthy, grading outside PFF's top-50 tackles. The Jaguars can save $6 million from releasing Parnell — money they can use to help sign a quarterback. Parnell may be limited to one-year deals if he hits the free-agent market.2 days
68.Antonio Callaway: Charges dropped (RotoWire) Callaway had the marijuana-related charge from last August dismissed this offseason as part of a plea agreement, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Analysis: Callaway could still be disciplined by the NFL under the league's policy on substances of abuse. The 22-year-old has a long history of off-field issues dating back to his time at the University of Florida, and he started his pro career in the substance abuse program after turning in a diluted sample at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.2 days
69.Deon Lacey: Re-ups with Buffalo (RotoWire) Lacey signed a one-year contract with Buffalo on Thursday. Analysis: Lacey, who was an exclusive-rights free agent, comes cheap and will contribute at a high level on special teams.2 days
70.Carlos Hyde likely to be released (Rotoworld) The Jaguars are expected to release Carlos Hyde this offseason. Analysis: The Jaguars gave up a fifth-round pick for Hyde as Leonard Fournette insurance at the trade deadline. He failed to make an impact in eight games, averaging 3.26 YPC with no touchdowns. It should be an easy decision to move on from Hyde. Jacksonville can avoid guaranteeing Hyde's $2 million salary and a $1 million roster bonus if they release him before the third day of the new league year.2 days
71.Karlos Williams: Gets another chance in NFL (RotoWire) Williams was conditionally reinstated from suspension by the NFL on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Williams scored nine touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie fifth-round pick for the Bills in 2015, but repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy kept him out of the league the past three seasons aside from a stint on the Steelers' practice squad in 2016. He'll turn 26 in May and will be hoping for a mere opportunity to compete for a roster spot.2 days
72.Free agent Karlos Williams reinstated (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Karlos Williams has been reinstated. Analysis: Williams had been out of the league since March 2017. He'll shop for a second chance this offseason, though Williams was bouncing around practice squads before his indefinite suspension. We'd be surprised if Williams were on a Week 1 roster.2 days
73.Antonio Callaway has minor charge droppe... (Rotoworld) Antonio Callaway had his minor marijuana charge dismissed. Analysis: Callaway paid $911 in fines and received a year monitored probation for driving with a suspended license, but his minor misdemeanor possession charge was dropped. It's good news from a legal standpoint, though Callaway is in Stage One of the league's substance abuse program and could still face a suspension. Callaway led Cleveland with five touchdowns as a rookie and has potential for a sophomore year leap.2 days
74.Grady Jarrett candidate for franchise ta... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Falcons free agent DT Grady Jarrett is a candidate for the franchise tag. Analysis: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said in January extending Jarrett was a top priority. The sides haven't made much progress since then, leaving open the possibility that Jarrett gets franchised. Jarrett graded as a top-5 interior lineman at PFF this past season. He would make $13.9 million under the tag.2 days
75.Matt Paradis expected to hit free agency (Rotoworld) The Broncos are expected to let free agent Matt Paradis test the open market. Analysis: This would be different if Paradis wasn't recovering from November foot surgery. Paradis has been one of the best centers the last few seasons, so Denver not extending him suggests there's some concern with his rehab. The Broncos are expected to hold talks with Paradis at the Combine.2 days
76.Preston Smith: ‘Highly unlikely’ to be franchise tagged (FantasyPros) Matt Verderame of Fan Sided reported Wednesday that the Redskins are "highly unlikely" to use the franchise tag on linebacker Preston Smith. Analysis: Smith, 26, is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13th. He is expected to draw significant interest from other teams. Smith has spent his entire four year career with the Redskins, playing in all 64 games with 50 starts in that time. He had 53 total tackles, four sacks, one interception, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in 2018.2 days
77.Landon Collins doesn’t expect to be with Giants ‘much longer’ (FantasyPros) Josina Anderson of ESPN reported Wednesday that Giants safety Landon Collins cleaned out his locker and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. Just one day earlier, Anderson reported that Collins and the Giants are not in "active negotiations" on a long-term deal. Analysis: The Giants have until March 5th to use the franchise tag on Collins if they choose to. That route would pay Collins about $11.2 million for the 2019 season. The fact that he cleared out his locker indicates Collins doesn't believe that will happen. Absent the franchise tag or a long-term deal, he will become an unrestricted free agent March 13th.2 days
78.DeVante Parker 'all but gone' from Dolphins (FantasyPros) Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald writes DeVante Parker is "all but gone" from the Dolphins. Analysis: Parker is due $9.4 million this year but is protected only for injury, so Miami could move on from him rather easily. A former first-round pick from 2015, Parker never developed with the Dolphins. Perhaps he needs a change of scenery.3 days
79.LeGarrette Blount not expected back with Lions (FantasyPros) The Detroit Free Press doesn't expect the Lions to retain running back LeGarrette Blount. Analysis: It could mean it's time for retirement for the three-time Super Bowl champ. Blount's absence could open up bell cow duties for Kerryon Johnson.3 days
80.Adam Thielen, Vikes working on contract extension (FantasyPros) Adam Thielen and the Vikings are working on a contract extension for the 28-year-old wideout. Analysis: Thielen signed a four-year contract prior to 2017 that pays him peanuts to what he would command now on the open market. Minnesota doesn't appear to have a problem compensating star wideouts as just last off-season they handed Stefon Diggs a five-year, $72 million deal. Thielen is owed just over $10 million combined over the next two years.3 days
81.Dynasty | Steelers plan to let Le'Veon Bell walk (Dynasty League Football) The Steelers will not use any type of tag on Le'Veon Bell, making him an unrestricted free agent at the beginning of the league year. Analysis: With this news, the Le'Veon Bell saga seems to be coming to a close. There will surely be a huge market for him, despite him sitting out an entire year and reportedly gaining some significant weight during his down time. When healthy, Bell is one of the most dynamic and explosive runners in the game and is a true difference maker in both reality and fantasy. His landing spot will be one of the biggest stories of the off-season as he'll surely become a bellcow run... (More)3 days
82.Le’Veon Bell reportedly ballooned to 260 pounds (FantasyPros) Mannish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports Le'Veon Bell reportedly ballooned to 260 pounds during his year away from the NFL. Analysis: This is according to "word on the street". Bell had previously played at 225 pounds so this sounds like a significant jump. He is likely working his way back into playing shape as he prepares to be a free agent for the first time in his career.3 days
83.Kwon Alexander wants to stay in Tampa (Rotoworld) Free agent MLB Kwon Alexander wants to re-sign with the Bucs. Analysis: Alexander suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 last year. He's 3-4 months from getting cleared for football activities but has a chance to be ready for training camp. Alexander returning with the Bucs on a one-year, prove-it deal may be the best move for both sides.3 days
84.Lions don't plan to re-sign LeGarrette B... (Rotoworld) The Lions aren't expected to re-sign free agent LeGarrette Blount. Analysis: This isn't a surprise with Blount coming off a career low 2.7 YPC. Blount looked washed in 2018 and isn't needed behind Kerryon Johnson. He could be forced into retirement this offseason.3 days
85.Kwon Alexander: Continues to progress (RotoWire) Alexander (knee) is expected to be cleared to begin jogging next week, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: This is another positive signpost in Alexander's recovery from the torn ACL that ended his season in November. Continued progress will only help Alexander's market value as he approaches free agency in March.3 days
86.Thurston Armbrister: Sent packing (RotoWire) Armbrister was released by the Cardinals on Wednesday, per the league's official transaction log. Analysis: Armbrister joined the Cardinals last November but he only appeared in one regular-season game with the team before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He'll now get a head start to find a new team ahead of the 2019 campaign.3 days
87.Hayden Hurst says he's over foot injury (Rotoworld) Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot surgery) says he's fully healthy. Analysis: Hurst had the screw removed from the foot he fractured in August. He never looked 100 percent in the 12 games he played as a rookie but will get in a full offseason. With Nick Boyle a free agent, Hurst and Mark Andrews are going to compete for the Ravens' top tight end spot.3 days
88.Panthers LB David Mayo has surgery (Rotoworld) Panthers LB David Mayo had sports hernia surgery. Analysis: Mayo played over 67 percent of special teams snaps last season. The surgery comes at a bad time with him headed to free agency, but Mayo is expected to make a full recovery. 25-year-old Mayo is a decent bet to re-sign with the Panthers.3 days
89.Report: NYJ has 'buyer's remorse' on Tru... (Rotoworld) The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Jets have "massive buyer's remorse" about CB Trumaine Johnson's contract from last offseason. Analysis: The Jets handed Johnson a five-year, $72.5 million contract last March, making him the league's second-highest paid corner behind Josh Norman. Johnson had a forgettable first year, battling injuries and playing nowhere close to a shutdown level. It's essentially a three-year, $48 million pact in reality, but the Jets are hoping new DC Gregg Williams, who coached Johnson with the Rams, will help unlock Johnson's play from his pre-Jets da... (More)3 days
90.'Word on street' Le'Veon ballooned to 26... (Rotoworld) According to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta, "word on the street" is Le'Veon Bell ballooned to 260 pounds during his year away from football. Analysis: Bell's listed playing weight is 225. Bell had some body composition issues as a rookie but totally morphed himself ahead of Year 2 and has had np conditioning worries ever since. However, taking a year away from the game, partying in Miami, and not having to practice likely didn't do him any good. Odds are Bell has slimmed back down by now as he looks for a monster payday in free agency, but he's got some buyer beware marks agains... (More)3 days
91.Jaylen Samuels: Locked into Bell-free backfield (RotoWire) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert mentioned Samuels as one of the reasons the team is comfortable letting Le'Veon Bell leave, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: James Conner is also a big part of the equation, not to mention the financial aspect and Bell's fractured relationship with the team. There was never a realistic scenario for Bell to rejoin the Steelers after sitting out an entire season, especially after the team saw what Conner and Samuels are capable of doing. The former should enter training camp unchallenged as a starter, while the latter made a strong case to replace Conner in passing situations, hau... (More)3 days
92.David Mayo: Recovering from hernia surgery (RotoWire) Mayo is recovering from sports hernia surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Mayo never missed a game in 2018, but he did pop up on the injury report prior to Week 10 with a groin issue. Regardless, sports hernia surgeries are rarely worth getting too concerned over at this stage in the offseason, as there's a strong possibility Mayo could be good to go again well before the start of team training camps -- which is great news for the linebacker, since Mayo is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.3 days
93.James Conner: Locked in atop backfield (RotoWire) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert pointed to Conner and Jaylen Samuels as part of the impetus for the decision not to place a transition tag on Le'Veon Bell, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: With the Bell saga finally coming to an end, Pittsburgh will move forward with Conner and Samuels in the backfield, hoping to regain some semblance of balance after ranking second in the NFL for pass-play rate (67.4 percent) in 2018. Conner did his part with 973 rushing yards, 497 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in 13 games, though he trailed off in the second half of the season even before he missed three weeks with a kne... (More)3 days
94.Bears release TE Dion Sims, save $6M vs.... (Rotoworld) Bears released TE Dion Sims. Analysis: The move saves the Bears $6 million against the salary cap. This was a no-brainer after Sims missed half of last season with injury issues and a concerning concussion history. Sims appeared in 22 games with the Bears the last two years, posting a 17-189-1 receiving line. He's merely a blocker at 28 years old.3 days
95.Colts to have interest in FA Landon Coll... (Rotoworld) Colts beat writers expect the team to have interest in impending free agent S Landon Collins. Analysis: Three Colts beat writers -- George Bremer, Mike Chappell, and Joel Erickson -- all tweeted virtually the same thing within minutes Wednesday afternoon after ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Collins cleaned out his locker at Giants headquarters and said goodbyes to other members of the organization. The safety position is extremely important in Colts DC Matt Eberflus' defense, and Colins is a top talent and just turned 25. The question is whether the Giants use the franchise tag on Collins to keep... (More)3 days
96.Dion Sims: Release imminent (RotoWire) Sims is expected to be released by the Bears, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. Analysis: This was an obvious decision since Sims' release saves $6 million in cap space with less than $400,000 in dead money. After an unproductive 2018 campaign in which he caught just two of four targets for nine yards in eight games, Sims may not be in store for a very lucrative contract this offseason, but that's not to say he shouldn't have a problem finding a new home as a blocking specialist.3 days
97.Emmanuel Sanders: Likely staying in Denver (RotoWire) The Broncos haven't asked Sanders (Achilles) to take a pay cut and are expected to keep him under contract for 2019, Tom Pelissero of reports. Analysis: Sanders carries a $10.15 base salary for the final season of his three-year contract, with $1.5 million becoming guaranteed at some point this offseason. It's a lot to pay for a player who will be nine months removed from an Achilles tear at the start of his age-32 season, but the Broncos apparently are confident Sanders can be a top target for new quarterback Joe Flacco. The veteran wide receiver seems to be making good progress in the early stages of his recovery, no longer requiring a ... (More)3 days
98.Danny Amendola: Could be released (RotoWire) Amendola is facing an uncertain future with the Dolphins, Adam Beasley of The Palm Beach Post reports. Analysis: Amendola led the Dolphins in receptions (59), targets (79) and receiving yards (575) in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract, but his release would clear up $6 million in cap space to help the front office rebuild for the new coaching staff. The 33-year-old slot specialist seemingly would be more valuable to a team that has a real chance to win in 2019.3 days
99.Jaelen Strong: Joining Cleveland (RotoWire) Strong is signing with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Analysis: Selected 70th overall in the 2015 draft, Strong never had much of an impact in Houston and eventually moved on to Jacksonville where he suffered a torn ACL in Dec. 2017. Now healthy after spending a year out of football, the 25-year-old wide receiver will battle for a roster spot in Cleveland.3 days
100.Preston Smith: 'Highly unlikely' to return to DC (RotoWire) Smith is 'highly unlikely' to receive the franchise tag, Matt Verderame of reports. Analysis: While the Redskins would love to keep Smith around, Washington has one of the gloomiest cap-space outlooks around the league this offseason and won't realistically be in the market for his services when the 26-year-old pass rusher becomes an unrestricted free agent March 13. His market would be significantly benefited by the potential for fellow soon-to-be free-agent edge-rushers DeMarcus Lawrence (Cowboys) and Jadeveon Clowney (Texans) are slapped with the franchise tag.3 days

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