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1.Jordan Reed: Clears concussion protocol (RotoWire) Reed has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and likely will be released by Washington soon, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Analysis: A report earlier this week suggested Reed was still in the protocol, but that's apparently no longer the case. Clearing out $8.5 million in cap space will be an easy decision for the team, unless there's some discussion of a pay cut beforehand. It isn't clear if Reed intends to continue his football career, as he has a worrisome history of concussions, not to mention a slew of other injuries. He'll turn 30 in July.30 minutes
2.Jacob Hollister: Moving down depth chart (RotoWire) Hollister may still fit in the Seahawks' plans, despite the recent signing of Greg Olsen, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: Traded from New England to Seattle last spring, Hollister opened the 2019 campaign on the practice squad and eventually stepped in as the No. 1 tight end after Will Dissly suffered an Achilles tear in October. Hollister caught 41 passes over the final 10 games of the regular season, but he averaged just 8.5 yards per catch and 5.9 per target, with a long gain of 22 yards. Olsen now figures to be Russell Wilson's favorite TE, while Hollister likely will occupy a depth role if the Seahawks keep him arou... (More)43 minutes
3.Adrian Peterson has 2020 option picked up by Redskins (FantasyPros) The Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option. Analysis: Peterson, who will turn 35 this off-season, will be back in Washington next year. The former MVP led the team in rushing last season but will likely be a backup to Derrius Guice in 2020. Washington coach Ron Rivera made a point to say Peterson's leadership is vital to the organization right now.1 hour
4.Adrian Peterson: Receives 2020 option (RotoWire) Peterson's contract option for 2020 has been picked up. Analysis: Washington can still clear out cap space if Peterson is released at a later date, but it makes sense to keep him around after Derrius Guice managed just five regular-season appearances through his first two years in the NFL. Elsewhere in the Washington backfield, Chris Thompson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, while 2019 fourth-round pick Bryce Love (knee) is expected to compete for a role. Peterson will turn 35 in March.1 hour
5.Redskins bring back Adrian Peterson for ... (Rotoworld) Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option. Analysis: Peterson will be back in Washington for his age-35 season. Coach Ron Rivera notes Peterson's leadership is vital to the organization as they look to change the culture with a new regime. Peterson led the team in rushing last season (898 yards and 5 touchdowns on 211 carries) but should take a back seat to Derrius Guice if the youngster can get healthy. Peterson will be a very forgettable handcuff entering 2020 fantasy drafts.1 hour
6.Shaquil Barrett: Headed for franchise tag? (RotoWire) Barrett may receive the franchise tag this offseason, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Bucs got a massive return on Barrett's one-year, $5 million contract, with the 27-year-old leading the NFL in both sacks (19.5) and QB hits (37) while also ranking third in forced fumbles (six). Barrett managed just 14 sacks in 61 games with the Broncos before 2019, but he shouldn't be dismissed as a one-year wonder when the one year in question was so dominant. The Bucs likely will use their franchise tag on the star pass rusher if a long-term contract isn't completed within the next couple weeks, though quarterback Jameis Winston also looms a... (More)1 hour
7.Greg Robinson arrested, CLE won't re-sig... (Rotoworld) TMZ reports Browns LT Greg Robinson was arrested by the border patrol for federal charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Analysis: Robinson reportedly didn't clear the border checkpoint because he was found with "a lot" of marijuana, enough to charge him with intent to distribute. It's unclear how much trouble he's in, but he certainly can be facing discipline from the league. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero notes the Browns already had no intentions of re-signing their free agent tackle, so he'll have to explain his actions to other teams this offseason on his free agency tour. Robinson isn't likely to sign a big c... (More)1 hour
8.Jason Witten: Could leave Dallas (RotoWire) Witten wants to play football in 2020 and is open to signing with a new team, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports. Analysis: Witten came out of retirement in 2019 to play a 16th season for the Cowboys. He hopes to re-sign in Dallas this offseason but acknowledged that he may need to go elsewhere to continue his NFL career. The tight end will turn 38 in May, coming off a 2019 campaign with 63 catches for 529 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games. Witten hasn't produced a gain of more than 36 yards since 2011, but he remains competent as a blocker and short-pass catcher.1 hour
9.Redskins | Adrian Peterson returning (thehuddle) Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's option was exercised by the team Wednesday, Feb. 19. Analysis: Peterson will have a $2.25 million base salary and will count $3,109,375 against the salary cap. Peterson will serve as insurance as Derrius Guice must stay healthy. Peterson has RB5 appeal, but he has little upside. 4 hours
10.Dynasty | Kareem Hunt confident he's a Brown (Dynasty League Football) Browns running back Kareem Hunt is confident he'll remain in Cleveland Analysis: Though he's a free agent, the Browns are expected to tender him highly after finding success in pairing him with fellow back Nick Chubb as a 1-2 punch, with Hunt handling primarily third down duty. Hunt saw 37 receptions, turning them into 285 yards and one touchdown, chiming in with an addition 179 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. he was suspended for the first eight games of 2019. Hunt was in the news again for all the wrong reasons early in the off-season... (More)6 hours
11.Dynasty | Greg Olsen joins Seahawks (Dynasty League Football) Tight end Greg Olsen is joining the Seahawks on a one-year deal Analysis: It's a good signing for the Seahawks but it puts a dagger in the hearts of Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister owners, though Hollister is a restricted free agent and may not return to the team. The signing gives Olsen the best shot of seeing a deep playoff run in what will likely be his last year as a professional. In 2019, Olsen played 14 games and amassed a 52/82/2 line, though the Panthers struggled with quarterback consistency throughout the year. Olsen, soon to be 35, has ple... (More)6 hours
12.Seahawks | Jadeveon Clowney seeking big deal (thehuddle) Impending free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) wants to be one of the highest-paid defensive players - if not the highest-paid - with a contract that will set the market for his position, according to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.14 hours
13.Witten wants to stay in Dallas but 'may'... (Rotoworld) Free agent Jason Witten said he wants to "be with the Dallas Cowboys" but also understands he "may have to go somewhere else." Analysis: This has always been implied. Witten did also say he has met with new head coach Mike McCarthy and has remained in communication with the Jones family in Dallas, but things have gone stagnant with the Combine and other contracts coming up. The veteran will have some opportunities outside of Dallas if it gets that far, particularly with the Giants and OC Jason Garrett. Witten will likely be a complementary player who serves as a clubhouse leader.15 hours
14.Cowboys | Jason Witten wants to play in 2020 (thehuddle) Impending free-agent TE Jason Witten (Cowboys) made it clear to reporters Tuesday, Feb. 18, that he intends to play next season and hopes to do so with the Dallas Cowboys, although he is not opposed to finishing his career somewhere else. He is hoping to make a more concrete decision about his future following the NFL Scouting Combine next week.16 hours
15.Rep: Flacco plans to play, won't risk he... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Joe Flacco's agent confirmed he plans to play in 2020 but not at the "risk of his long-term health." Analysis: Flacco is awaiting a second opinion on his recent "encouraging" MRI. With 35-year-old Flacco's career in its death rattle, he has zero reason to risk his long-term health considering the money he's made, especially since he will have to settle for being someone's backup.18 hours
16.Will Dissly: Competition arrives in Seattle (RotoWire) Dissly (Achilles) is in danger of losing his No. 1 tight-end job after Greg Olsen signed with the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Dissly seems to be making solid progress in his recovery, and it's possible that he'll be ready for Week 1. Still, with back-to-back, season-ending injuries -- he suffered a patella tear in 2018 -- over his first two years in the league, there are legitimate questions about whether he can return to his former production. The 23-year-old tight end has recorded 418 receiving yards and six touchdowns over 10 career games, and even if he gets back to full strength, Olsen's arrival lowers Dissly's ceilin... (More)18 hours
17.Greg Olsen: Inks deal with Seahawks (RotoWire) Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million contract that has $5.5 million guaranteed with the Seahawks on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Olsen was also talking with Buffalo and Washington, but he ultimately chose to head west with an opportunity to catch passes from future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson. The tight end will be 35 years old in March, and he's coming off a modest season where he caught 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns with a mix of inexperienced signal-callers under center. It looks like Olsen has something left in the tank, though, and Wilson will be a major boost to his fantasy value. He's in line f... (More)18 hours
18.'Hawks land Greg Olsen with 1-year, $7M ... (Rotoworld) Seahawks signed TE Greg Olsen, formerly of the Panthers, to a one-year, $7 million contract. Analysis: Per Profootballtalk's Mike Florio, the deal includes $5.5 million guaranteed. That's on the higher end of what we were expecting. It's no wonder Olsen was willing to stay out of the T.V. booth for at least one more year. One month shy of his 35th birthday, Olsen finally kicked his years-long struggle with foot issues last season to post a 52/597/2 line, averaging a solid 11.5 yards per catch. He did so playing with backup quarterbacks in Carolina. The Seahawks have made tight end targets a staple o... (More)18 hours
19.Greg Olsen inks one-year deal with the Seahawks (FantasyPros) Greg Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seahawks on Tuesday. The deal has $5.5 million guaranteed. Analysis: After visiting Buffalo, Washington and Seattle this off-season, Olsen ultimately lands a one-year deal with the Seahawks. The 35-year old tight end caught 52 catches for 527 yards and two touchdowns across 14 games for the Panthers last season. Olsen will be Seattle's number one tight end, and should see a boost in fantasy value catching passes from Russell Wilson in a fantasy friendly tight end offense.19 hours
20.Browns | Kareem Hunt likely to stay with Cleveland (thehuddle) Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt 'expects to be in the (Cleveland) Browns' plans next year,' according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.19 hours
21.Joe Flacco: Encouraging injury news (RotoWire) Flacco underwent an MRI on his neck and received good news, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Analysis: The results will be sent to Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas for a second opinion, so while things are headed in the right direction, the 35-year-old quarterback still needs to get over some hurdles. Furthermore, whether Flacco returns to action likely depends on what type of risk it would pose to his long-term health. "Joe has every intention to play but not at the risk of his long-term health," Flacco's agent Joe Linta said. We'll have to wait to see how things progress, but Flacco isn't guaranteed a starting role if he is healthy after produci... (More)19 hours
22.Dynasty | Drew Brees will return to Saints (Dynasty League Football) Drew Brees announced on Instagram that he will be returning to the Saints for the 2020 season Analysis: It was widely expected but it's nice to have the official word from Brees himself. There's no risk of Brees departing in free agency and there's no guarantee that 2020 will be his last, though that seems to be the expectation. He will remain a high-upside QB1 for at least one more year and is best owned by competitive dynasty teams.19 hours
23.Broncos | Joe Flacco should be healthy for 2020 (thehuddle) Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco (neck) recently got good news after undergoing an MRI. As a result, he is expected to be physically cleared to return to action this season, although there is some question as to whether or not he will be back with Denver, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.19 hours
24.Younghoe Koo re-signs with Falcons (FantasyPros) The Falcons have re-signed Younghoe Koo to a one-year deal. Analysis: Koo hit 23-of-26 field goal attempts last year and, most notably, was one of the more impressive onside kickers in the league. Once again playing in a dome for an offense with plenty of exciting pieces, Koo should make a startable option in most fantasy leagues in 2020.19 hours
25.Greg Olsen joining the Seahawks, one-year deal (FFToday) Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to terms on a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Tuesday. Terms weren't released, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter the deal is for one year and worth $7 million, with $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Analysis: Olsen also took visits with Buffalo and Washington before choosing the Seahawks. It's a decent landing spot for Olsen's fantasy value but he's more of a high-end TE2 than a TE1. Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly (ACL) will begin the season in backup roles.19 hours
26.Falcons re-sign P Ryan Allen (Rotoworld) Falcons re-signed P Ryan Allen. Analysis: The ex-Pat spent eight games punting for the Falcons in 2019, turning in an awful net punting average of 37.5. For now, he will compete with Sam Irwin-Hill.20 hours
27.Report: Bucs will try to re-sign Shaq Ba... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Bucs will attempt to re-sign impending free agent OLB Shaq Barrett. Analysis: Barrett was a 2019 bargain — $4 million — who guaranteed he would be anything but in 2020 by leading the league in sacks. Now he figures to command in the neighborhood of $20 million per year on the open market, while franchise tagging him would cost somewhere between $16-$18 million. The Bucs need to decide if Barrett is a one-year wonder or linchpin pass rusher.20 hours
28.Falcons | Atlanta extends punter and place kicker (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons P Ryan Allen and PK Younghoe Koo were signed to one-year extensions Tuesday, Feb. 18. Both were set to become free agents in March, although Koo would have been an exclusive-rights free agent.21 hours
29.Falcons officially re-sign K Younghoe Ko... (Rotoworld) Falcons re-signed K Younghoe Koo to a one-year, $660,000 contract.21 hours
30.Seahawks | Greg Olsen signing with Seattle (thehuddle) Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is signing a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. The deal includes $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Analysis: Olsen turns 35 in March and has a history of injuries in recent seasons, which makes him a risky option in any fantasy setting. The addition helps QB Russell Wilson the most and hurts TE Will Dissly (Achilles), whose outlook already was questionable after consecutive seasons ending due to major injuries. Olsen is a fringe starter in 12-team fantasy leagues but has limited upside, substantial risk, and figures to be inconsistent given all of Seattle's other... (More)21 hours
31.Ryan Allen: Will stick with Atlanta in 2020 (RotoWire) Allen signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Allen played eight games for the Falcons in 2019 after signing in November. He averaged 41.9 yards over 28 punts, and he landed 14 of those inside the 20. There's no guarantee Allen wins the starting job in training camp, however, as Matt Bosher (groin) could be re-signed after spending the last nine seasons with the team.21 hours
32.Younghoe Koo: Signs one-year extension (RotoWire) Koo signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Koo was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent in March, but the team bypassed that and locked him down to a "prove-it" contract. Koo took over as the Falcons' starting kicker in 2019 after the team cut veteran Matt Bryant midseason. The 25-year-old Koo performed admirably, connecting on 23 of 26 field goals (88 percent) and hitting 15 of 16 extra points over eight games.21 hours
33.Report: Bieniemy unlikely to take Buffs ... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy is unlikely to take the University of Colorado's head-coaching job. Analysis: Per Fowler, "there is no major traction" between the sides. Fowler implies that Bieniemy expects 2021 to finally be the year he lands a head-coaching gig at the NFL level. With Bieniemy now having a Super Bowl ring and another year of Patrick Mahomes upcoming, it's a reasonable belief on the offensive coordinator's part.21 hours
34.Report: Kareem Hunt expects to remain in... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports restricted free agent Kareem Hunt expects to remain with the Browns. Analysis: Per Fowler, Hunt is hoping for a first-round tender, which is expected to be worth roughly $4.66 million, or a long-term deal. Hunt apparently isn't worried about his recent admission that he would likely fail a drug test. With Nick Chubb established on early downs, $4.66 million would be on the steep side for a third-down back in Hunt, albeit one capable of playing all three downs. Hunt's best bet for maximum earnings is probably still the open market. Leaving Cleveland is without question i... (More)21 hours
35.Joe Flacco expected to be healthy for 20... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Broncos expect Joe Flacco (neck) to be healthy for the 2020 season. Analysis: Fowler makes it clear that Flacco is not in the running to be the Broncos' 2020 starter, only that they believe he will be physically cleared. Per Fowler, Flacco got good news from a recent MRI. Probably out of chances as a starter, Flacco carries a prohibitive $23.65 million cap number. That would have to be slashed for Flacco to return as a backup in Denver. Flacco expressed zero interest in serving as Drew Lock's mentor last summer. He will likely be sent packing. His release would free ... (More)21 hours
36.Nigel Bradham: Shown door in Philly (RotoWire) The Eagles released Bradham on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Bradham just finished the second season of his five-year, $40 million contract, and he recorded his lowest tackle total (61) since the 2015 season. According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, this move will save the Eagles $4.5 million against the salary cap, and there's a slight chance he returns to the team on a low-cost contract. Otherwise, expect the 30-year-old to find a new franchise this offseason.22 hours
37.RFA Hill to get 1st- or 2nd-round tender... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Tom Pelissero believes it "stands to reason" that restricted free agent Taysom Hill will get a first- or second-round tender from the Saints. Analysis: The first-round tender is projected to be in the $4.66 million range, with the second-rounder checking in around $3.27 million. Such a move would almost certainly scare away rival teams from signing Hill to an offer sheet, as it would mean the Saints would get a first- or second-round pick if they declined to match. Despite how much debate Hill is generating on Twitter, we would be stunned if any team but New Orleans valued Hill ... (More)22 hours
38.Le'Veon Bell unlikely to be traded this offseason (FantasyPros) The chances of a Le'Veon Bell trade are currently "remote" according to ESPN. Analysis: The Jets are hoping to cut salary to rebuild their roster, but Bell's contract is prohibitive in either cutting him or likely trading him given the amount remaining on his contract. ESPN concludes that Bell will most likely remain with the Jets for at least one more season. Bell has already fallen off a cliff in terms of value over the last two seasons, but he did continue to see consistent volume in 2019. Given the fact that, if he remains with the team in 2020, the Jets have a lot of incen... (More)22 hours
39.Jordan Reed remains in concussion protocol (FantasyPros) Washington head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that tight end Jordan Reed remains in the league's concussion protocol. Analysis: Reed ended the season on injured reserve due to the head injury suffered in 2019. It's unclear when he'll be deemed healthy enough to return, and given the league's attention on head injuries, he's going to be a volatile asset for fantasy purposes moving forward, even more so than before. While his talent and upside have rarely been questioned, he's struggled to remain on the field due to a bevy of health issues.22 hours
40.Ben Roethlisberger expected to be ready for Week 1 (FantasyPros) Mike Tomlin told reporters "I have no hesitation" on Ben Roethlisberger being ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Tomlin added, "this guy is the ultimate competitor. He dropped the gauntlet down. He made the statement he's coming back." Analysis: This seems to be the expectation of the Steelers at this point, though a clear timeframe for Roethlisberger's return is not currently available. Given the team's lack of quality QB play behind Roethlisberger in 2019, it will be interesting to see how they address the position in free agency and the NFL Draft. If healthy, Big Ben wil... (More)22 hours
41.Darius Slay trade on the horizon? (FantasyPros) The Lions have approached several teams about a trade involving CB Darius Slay. Analysis: If the Lions trade Slay, the acquiring team would not only need to send Detroit compensation, but they'd be expected to sign Slay to a new contract. It's been said that the Lions are looking for a Jalen Ramsey type of haul for Slay, but sources remain confident that he will be traded this offseason.22 hours
42.Teddy Bridgewater expected to command 'strong market' in free agency (FantasyPros) Teddy Bridgewater is expected to command a "strong market" during free agency this offseason. Bridgewater is expected to move on from the Saints now that Drew Brees has declared he's returning to New Orleans. Analysis: The Saints said early that they expect Bridgewater back, but it seems like the former backup QB could command upwards of $30 million per year and even a multi-year deal depending on how his market develops. At those numbers, it will be hard for Bridgewater to return to a reserve role behind Brees despite the appeal of being the team's QB of the future under offen... (More)23 hours
43.Eagles cut LB Bradham, save $4.5 million (Rotoworld) Eagles released LB Nigel Bradham. Analysis: The move creates $4.5 million in cap space. An Eagles starter since 2016, 30-year-old Bradham spent most of his 2019 time in the middle. He had an unexcused absence from the team late in training camp but escaped without suspension. He did miss four games with injury. Also an ex-Bill, Bradham will turn 31 the opening month of the season. The Eagles are currently very thin at linebacker.23 hours
44.Cam Newton expected to be cleared for football activity in March (FantasyPros) The Panthers believe that QB Cam Newton will pass his physical and be cleared to return to football-related activity sometime in March. Analysis: Carolina is expected to continue to handle Newton cautiously when he returns, and there's still no guarantee that he's with the team when the 2020 NFL season begins. If he proves healthy, at least over the summer, Newton is likely to get a shot under center with some team, but he's also hard to trust for fantasy purposes at this point.23 hours
45.Benardrick McKinney undergoes ankle surg... (Rotoworld) The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports Texans ILB Benardrick McKinney underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery. Analysis: Considered nothing more than a tune-up, McKinney is expected to make a full recovery ahead of next season. The former Pro Bowl selection stayed a snap hog in the middle of the field in his 14 appearances last year, recording 101 tackles and two fumble recoveries on 90 percent of the team's defensive plays. He remains a sturdy cog behind Houston's ferocious pass rush, missing just two of a possible 64 games over the past four seasons.1 day
46.Drew Brees: Returning for 2020 season (RotoWire) Brees announced he will return for the 2020 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Brees technically is on an expiring contract but already made it clear he won't play for any team besides the Saints, so it's only a matter of time until financial details are worked out. The Saints have most of their 2019 offensive nucleus under contract for 2020, including Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith, Jared Cook and four out of five starters on the offensive line. Meanwhile, Teddy Bridgewater is expected to search for a new team, potentially allowing Taysom Hill to step up to the No. 2 quarterback spot.1 day
47.Drew Brees announces he will return for 2020 season (FantasyPros) Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced he will return for the 2020 season, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Brees also posted a message to his personal Instagram account indicating that he was returning. Analysis: Brees remains under contract with the Saints, but there was some talk about the veteran quarterback retiring. He turned 41 years old in January. Now, it appears he will return to the Saints for at least one more season after throwing for 2,979 yards with 27 touchdowns and four interceptions in 11 games in 2019.1 day
48.Benardrick McKinney: Gets ankle surgery (RotoWire) McKinney is recovering from arthroscopic ankle surgery, with the expectation of a full recovery before Week 1 of 2020, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: The rehab process may impact McKinney's participation in the offseason program but shouldn't put him in any danger of missing the regular-season opener. Entering the second season of a five-year, $50 million contract, the 27-year-old is working on four consecutive years with 95 or more tackles, though his pass-rushing impact has dropped off in recent years, and he received the lowest PFF grade (64.8) of his career in 2019, ranking 30th among 89 qualified linebackers. His a... (More)1 day
49.Brees announces he'll return for 20th se... (Rotoworld) Drew Brees announced via his Instagram that he'll return with the Saints in 2020. Analysis: "I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!!," Brees wrote in his most recent Instagram post. "Let’s make another run at it!" The full announcement can be viewed in the link below. 2020 will officially count as the 41-year-old's 15th season with the Saints and 20th season in the league. This decision also makes impending free agent Teddy Bridgewater a mortal lock to hit the open market. Brees recently told PFT and Rotoworld he's open to cedin... (More)1 day
50.Steelers hire Ike Hilliard as receivers ... (Rotoworld) Steelers hired former Redskins receivers coach Ike Hilliard as their receivers coach. Analysis: Hilliard had previously served as Washington's receivers coach for the past six years, most recently assisting Terry McLaurin in the 24-year-old's breakout rookie campaign (58/919/7). Hilliard also worked with the Dolphins as their assistant receivers coach in 2011, and filled a similar role with the Bills in 2013. 2020 will be his 10th year in the league coaching fellow wideouts.1 day
51.Texans | Benardrick McKinney undergoes ankle scope (thehuddle) Houston Texans LB Benardrick McKinney (ankle) recently underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery but is expected to make a full recovery before the start of next season, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.1 day
52.Eagles | Philadelphia parts with Nigel Bradham (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham did not have his team option exercised Tuesday, Feb. 18, and will be allowed to reach free agency next month.1 day
53.Randall Cobb: Reuniting with Mike McCarthy? (RotoWire) Cobb is more likely to re-sign with Dallas after the hiring of head coach Mike McCarthy, who previously worked with the slot receiver in Green Bay, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports. Analysis: Cobb played 2019 on a one-year, $5 million contract, hauling in 66.3 percent of his targets for a career-high 15.1 yards per catch, with 55.2 receiving yards per game representing his best mark since 2014. He left no doubt about his ability to get open and pick up yards after the catch (6.0 YAC average), but his eight drops were tied for sixth most in the league. Now preparing for his age-30 season, Cobb likely has interest in re-signing with the Cowboys and ... (More)1 day
54.Chris Harris: Likely testing free agency (RotoWire) Harris remains open to re-signing with the Broncos, but he expects to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent in March, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Harris said communication between his agent and the Broncos ceased in January, when the team parted ways with Mike Sullivan, the former director of football administration and lead contract negotiator. The Broncos don't lack for cap space, but they're reportedly prioritizing their offense and thus may be hesitant to give Harris a top-of-the-market contract. The 30-year-old cornerback also hinted at some disappointment with his 2019 role, noting that coach Vic Fangio a... (More)1 day
55.Steelers | Ike Hilliard hired by Steelers (thehuddle) Former Washington Redskins wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Feb. 18. 1 day
56.Saints | Drew Brees coming back (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced he'll play in 2020. Analysis: Brees was still highly productive despite missing significant time with a thumb injury. His 23.9 fantasy points per game was tied with Russell Wilson for sixth in the league among QBs with at least nine games played. He isn't what he once was physically, but he's still a midrange QB1 in fantasy. 1 day
57.Harris believes DEN will let him test ma... (Rotoworld) Impending free agent CB Chris Harris believes the Broncos are willing to let him test the open market. Analysis: "I think that’s the direction right now," Harris said in an interview with The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala. "I think everybody deserves to see what they’re worth, and I deserve it at this point. I think I worked my tail off for nine years, I gave the city every ounce of effort that I could give and, shoot, it’s time to see what everybody else thinks about me." The 30-year-old also said he and his agent haven't been contacted since Denver's former director of football... (More)1 day
58.Cardinals keep LT Humphries for 3 years,... (Rotoworld) Cardinals re-signed LT D.J. Humphries to a three-year, $45 million contract. Analysis: Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Humphries gets $29 million guaranteed. Once viewed as a bust as the 24th overall pick of the 2015 draft, the 26-year-old managed to start all 16 games for the first time in his career last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 58 tackle out of 81 qualifiers. He'd previously missed 37 games across his first four seasons due to injuries. Humphries is by no means an upper-echelon player at his position, but this at least solidifies Kyler Murray's blind side for the next couple seasons at least. At $15 million per ye... (More)1 day
59.NFL | Teddy Bridgewater likely to be hot commodity (thehuddle) Impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is widely expected to leave the New Orleans Saints unless Drew Brees retires and likely to have a 'strong' free agency market as a starting or bridge quarterback for a team in transition, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.1 day
60.Panthers expect Cam to pass physical in ... (Rotoworld) The Athletics' Jourdan Rodrigue reports the Panthers believe QB Cam Newton is likely to pass a physical and be cleared for football activities in March. Analysis: Rodrigue added that the Panthers are still likely to exercise precaution through spring workouts if Newton remains with the team. It's been awhile since we've seen Newton at full health. His 2018 season was cut short by a bum shoulder that limited his arm strength, while he played just two games in 2019 due to persistent foot problems. There have been few players in the history of the league that offer Newton's elite dual-threat ability, ... (More)1 day
61.Cam Newton: Will likely be cleared in March (RotoWire) The Panthers expect Newton (foot) to pass a physical and be ready to return to football activity in March, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The team also expressed that Newton will be eased back into action if he is indeed cleared after undergoing surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. Of course, there's no guarantee Newton will still be with the Panthers next month, as new coach Matt Ruhle and offensive coordinator Joe Brady may opt to cut or trade the 30-year-old quarterback -- they would save $19 million against the salary cap in 2020 -- and build around a younger signal-caller. This process could stretch int... (More)1 day
62.Dynasty | Dion Lewis likely to be cut (Dynasty League Football) Titans running back Dion Lewis will likely be cut Analysis: This should be a surprise to no one as the Titans are somewhat cap strapped given their need to resign surging Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry. The Titans can save $4M against the cap through Lewis' release. In two years with the Titans, the 29 year old tallied only 716 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He did most of his damage as a receiver with 84 receptions, 564 yards and two touchdowns though it's not enough to make him anything other than expendable. Turning 30 shortly af... (More)1 day
63.Teddy Bridgewater: Looking at strong market (RotoWire) Bridgewater is expected to have a strong market for his services as an unrestricted free agent this spring, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: With Drew Brees likely coming back for another season and Taysom Hill still under contract, Bridgewater figures to leave New Orleans for a shot at a starting job. He won each of his five starts in 2019, completing 69.7 percent of passes for 7.3 yards per attempt in those games, with just nine sacks, two interceptions and no fumbles. The one negative for Bridgewater is a crowded market for free-agent QBs, including Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Jameis Winston.1 day
64.Ryan Succop: Candidate for release (RotoWire) Succop may be cut this offseason, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Succop signed a five-year, $20 million contract in March 2018, making him one of the highest-paid kickers in the NFL. He was impressive during the first season of his deal, but knee injuries limited him to six games in 2019, when he made just one of six field-goal attempts before landing on IR. The Titans can clear out $2 million in cap space by releasing the 33-year-old kicker.1 day
65.Report: Bridgewater to command $30M per ... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Teddy Bridgewater is expected to have a "strong market" in free agency and could land a multi-year deal, paying him around $30 million per year. Analysis: Fowler added, "Multiple teams expect Bridgewater to have a strong free agency market as a starting or bridge quarterback for a team in transition. Widely expected to be on the move unless Drew Brees retires." The number is certainly a bit shocking, although Bridgewater does deserve credit for posting above-average rankings in adjusted yards per attempt (15th), QB Rating (11th), TD Rate (13th) and c... (More)1 day
66.Cam Newton may see the field in March (FFToday) As Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continues to rehab a surgically-repaired Lisfranc injury on his left foot, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic on Monday that the team believes he is likely to pass his physical/be cleared for some football activity in March. Analysis: Lisfranc injuries are tricky to recover from which is why the Panthers are giving very little information about Newton's recovery and timeline. Even if he's cleared to do some work in March he'll likely be limited during OTAs in April and May. There is the chance that the Panthers could c... (More)1 day
67.Panthers | Cam Newton expected to pass physical (thehuddle) Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) is expected to pass a physical in March and be cleared to participate in some football activities, according to a source. Analysis: Newton's status with the team is still uncertain, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. He has played well when he is healthy but has dealt with multiple injuries over the last few years. He probably will be a starting quarterback for a team in 2020 and could be a possible starting option in fantasy leagues if he is healthy. 1 day
68.Ben Roethlisberger: Expected back for Week 1 (RotoWire) Head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that he has "no hesitation" that Roethlisberger (elbow) will be ready for the 2020 regular-season opener, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Tomlin echoed the sentiment shared by GM Kevin Colbert last Thursday, despite the long recovery underway by Roethlisberger following season-ending elbow surgery. Roethlisberger played just six quarters in 2019, and with Mason Rudolph, Devlin Hodges and Paxton Lynch the only current options besides Roethlisberger, the Steelers need Tomlin and Colbert to be right if they are to reach the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.1 day
69.Seahawks | Jaron Brown not expected back (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent WR Jaron Brown is not expected to re-sign with the Seahawks this offseason. 1 day
70.Saints | David Onyemata could be a priority (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints impending free-agent DT David Onyemata likely will be a priority for the Saints this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett. 1 day
71.DET continuing trade talks for CB Darius... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions have spoken with multiple teams about a potential trade for CB Darius Slay. Analysis: Schefter added that, "Any team that trades for Slay would have to compensate Detroit and Slay with a new deal. Other teams believe Slay will be traded this off-season, but Lions adamant on value." Slay has been vocal about receiving a large contract extension, implying that he wants to be the highest-paid CB in the league as recently as early February. It wouldn't be surprising to see Slay (again) no-show for voluntary OTAs this offseason if the Lions can't find a s... (More)1 day
72.Lions have spoken to 'multiple teams' on... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions have spoken to "multiple teams" about a potential trade for CB Darius Slay. Analysis: Detroit previously shopped Slay during October's trade deadline but was on record of seeking compensation similar to what the Rams gave up for CB Jalen Ramsey (two first-round picks and a subsequent fourth). The 29-year-old All-Pro has since made his contract demands known, looking to reset the market and eclipse Xavien Howard's position-high $15.1 million annually in 2020. The Eagles and Broncos were both in on Slay at the deadline despite Detroit's outlandish requ... (More)1 day
73.Redskins | Jordan Reed still in protocol (thehuddle) Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Analysis: Reed likely will be released this offseason and his future in the NFL is uncertain because of his injury history. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation but should not count on him as a starting option next season.1 day
74.TJ Carrie: Cut loose by Browns (RotoWire) The Browns released Carrie on Monday. Analysis: Carrie signed a four-year, $31 million deal with the Browns in March of 2018, but he ceded starting duties to Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams in 2019. The 29-year-old still played plenty due to injuries to the two starters, but he struggled in coverage, allowing 8.7 yards per target and a 68.3 completion percentage. Cutting Carrie loose will free up $6.35 million and $7.75 million against the salary cap over the next two seasons, respectively. He'll be free to sign with another team immediately.1 day
75.Demetrius Harris: Cut by Cleveland (RotoWire) The Browns cut Harris on Monday, the team's official website reports. Analysis: Harris signed a two-year, $6 million contract last offseason, coming over from Kansas City after five seasons in a depth role behind Travis Kelce. The 28-year-old played 55.6 percent of offensive snaps for the Browns in 2019, but he was limited to a 15-149-3 receiving line on 27 targets, dropping five passes along the way. Harris may need to battle for a roster spot with his next team, while the Browns are left with David Njoku, Ricky Seals-Jones (RFA), Stephen Carlson and Pharaoh Brown (ERFA) at tight end.1 day
76.Browns release OL Eric Kush, three other... (Rotoworld) Browns released OG Eric Kush.2 days
77.Browns release CB T.J. Carrie, three oth... (Rotoworld) Browns released CB T.J. Carrie.2 days
78.Browns release TE Demetrius Harris, 3 ot... (Rotoworld) Browns released TE Demetrius Harris. Analysis: The team also terminated the contracts of CB T.J. Carrie, OG Eric Kush, and LB Adarius Taylor. Starting TE David Njoku spent most of the year on injured reserve, but Harris still (surprisingly) took a backseat to Ricky Seals-Jones2 days
79.Bielema interviewing for Colorado's top ... (Rotoworld) Giants OLBs coach Bret Bielema will interview for the University of Colorado's head-coaching vacancy. Analysis: He spent last year as the Patriots' DL coach before joining Joe Judge's staff in New York last month. The top job in Colorado became available last week when Mel Tucker accepted the head-coaching position at Michigan State. Bielema boasts 12 years of head-coaching experience at the college level including stints with Arkansas and Wisconsin. The Buffaloes are also said to be pursuing Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, though it's unclear if the long-time Andy Reid assistant would entertain that possibility.2 days
80.Adarius Taylor: Let go by Browns (RotoWire) The Browns released Taylor on Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Analysis: The Browns will save nearly $2.5 million against the salary cap in 2020, and Taylor will be immediately available to sign with a new team. The 29-year-old linebacker played just 54 defensive snaps in 2019, but he did contribute on special teams. He'll likely seek a similar role with another franchise.2 days
81.Browns move on from LB Adarius Taylor (Rotoworld) Browns released LB Adarius Taylor. Analysis: Taylor added very little to the Browns in 2019, seeing the field on just 58 defensive snaps while mostly functioning in a special teams capacity. Wherever he lands next will be the 29-year-old's third team in as many seasons.2 days
82.Ryan Shazier: Still hoping to play again (RotoWire) Shazier (spine) still hopes to resume his football career at some point, but there hasn't been any indication that it will happen in 2020, Joe Rutter of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Shazier suffered a severe spinal injury in December 2017 and wasn't able to walk until April 2018. He spent the past two seasons under contract with the Steelers, staying on the reserve/PUP list. Shazier's contract is expected to expire this offseason, but the Steelers may decide to re-sign him for the veteran's minimum of $820,000. His role with the team last season included mentoring rookie linebacker Devin Bush, the 10th overall pick in the 201... (More)2 days
83.Tomlin expects Big Ben to be ready for W... (Rotoworld) Speaking Monday morning on ESPN's First Take, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed he expects Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) to be ready for Week 1. Analysis: "I have no hesitation," said Tomlin, who also addressed Myles Garrett's assertion that Mason Rudolph used a racial slur in their altercation last year. "This guy is the ultimate competitor. He dropped the gauntlet down. He made the statement he's coming back." Roethlisberger was lost to season-ending elbow surgery early in the 2019 campaign and still isn't "doing anything," according to Tomlin, though the long-tenured... (More)2 days
84.Jordan Reed still in concussion protocol (Rotoworld) Redskins coach Ron Rivera confirms Jordan Reed remains in the league's concussion protocol. Analysis: He's still recovering from a concussion suffered six months ago in a preseason game in Atlanta. Reed resumed practicing three weeks after his initial diagnosis but a recurrence of symptoms landed him on injured reserve about a month later. Washington hosted Panthers castoff Greg Olsen for a visit last week, suggesting the team is finally ready to move on from Reed, who has been concussed on at least seven occasions since debuting in 2013. The 29-year-old's release would free up $8.5 million in cap ... (More)2 days
85.Steelers | Pittsburgh not interested in Antonio Brown (thehuddle) Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is not an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Analysis: Brown is expected to meet with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, but his playing status is still in question. He likely will serve a suspension once he signs with a team and would be a risky fantasy option.2 days
86.Jets feel Le'Veon Bell put on weight in ... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rich Cimini sees an offseason trade of Le'Veon Bell as only a "remote" possibility for the Jets. Analysis: Despite coach Adam Gase's open antagonism of Bell throughout his debut season in the Big Apple, Cimini doesn't see a trade coming to fruition without the Jets taking on a significant portion of his 2020 salary, which calls for a whopping $13.5 million in guarantees. Even then, Cimini wouldn't anticipate New York getting much in return for Bell (a Day 3 draft pick is probably the best they could hope for), who the Jets believe put on weight in 2019 while losing much of his expl... (More)2 days
87.Quincy Enunwa: Possible cap casualty? (RotoWire) Enunwa's (neck) $6 million salary for 2020 becomes fully guaranteed March 22, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: This means Enunwa could be cut if he's able to pass a physical within the next month, which is far from a sure thing. His salary already is guaranteed for injury, so the Jets have no incentive to release him unless he's healthy. GM Joe Douglas said he's optimistic about Enunwa returning for 2020, though multiple reports suggest the wide receiver's neck injury is a career-threatening one. He missed the entire 2017 campaign due to a bulging disc in his neck, and the latest injury placed him on IR after Week 1 of 2019.2 days
88.Josh Bellamy: Likely cap casualty (RotoWire) Bellamy (shoulder) likely will be released this offseason, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Jets can save $2.3 million without absorbing any dead cap charge. Bellamy played 124 snaps on special teams and 63 on offense in 2019, appearing in seven games before a shoulder injury sent him to IR. He went over 200 receiving yards each year from 2015 to 2017 with the Bears, but his 82 NFL games haven't yielded even a single 100-yard performance.2 days
89.Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger expected for Week 1 (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) should be ready for the start of the 2020 regular season, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Analysis: Roethlisberger is scheduled to have his surgically repaired elbow examined later this month and also hopes to participate in some offseason workouts. He played well in 2018 and can still post solid numbers in the passing game. Roethlisberger can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback next season if he is healthy. 2 days
90.Jameis Winston's future with Buccaneers unknown (FantasyPros) The Buccaneers have still not made a decision on whether or not they will retain QB Jameis Winston. Analysis: Head coach Bruce Arians said that team remains undecided as they will continue to review what else happens around the league before deciding on Winston's future. While Winston was one of the most prolific fantasy signal callers of 2019, he struggled with turnovers and consistency on the field which makes him not as highly regarded as a real-life quarterback. His value will ultimately be determined by his role and team in 2020.2 days
91.Antonio Brown hopes to meet with NFL teams at Combine (FantasyPros) Antonio Brown told TMZ that he hopes to meet with NFL teams at the 2020 NFL Combine. Analysis: Brown continues to issue apologies regarding his behavior. While he could be too toxic for an NFL team to touch, he continued to show last season that he has a lot left on the field despite his off-the-field issues. It will be interesting to see if he's able to find a home in 2020, but at this point he's not someone that's more than a flier in dynasty or best ball leagues.2 days
92.Tom Brady has had 'no movement' in contract talks with Patriots (FantasyPros) The have been "no movements" in contract talks between Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, according to ESPN. Analysis: This isn't surprising as there is still a lot of time for this to play out. There continue to be rumors that tie Brady to other teams, including the Chargers and Raiders. However, the Patriots return the odds-on favorite to retain the veteran signal caller. Brady's fantasy value will be largely impacted by the team he's playing for in 2020.2 days
93.Ryan Shazier still without timeframe for return (FantasyPros) The Steelers continue to say that there is no timeframe on the return of Ryan Shazier. Analysis: Shazier continues to try to return to the NFL following what was thought to be a career-ending injury. While he's made great strides to regain mobility, there's no indication at this point that Shazier will be ready to return to the team in 2020.2 days
94.Dion Lewis a candidate for offseason rel... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Turron Davenport expects the Titans to release Dion Lewis this offseason. Analysis: The Titans need all the cap space they can get with offensive cornerstones Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill both headed for free agency. Cutting Lewis, who has largely been a non-factor since joining the Titans on a four-year deal in 2018, would seem to be a no-brainer. His release would create $4 million in cap savings while leaving behind just $1.1 million in dead money. In addition to Lewis, Davenport suggested Tennessee could also move on from pricy veterans Ryan Succop, Cameron Wake and Delanie Walker. W... (More)2 days
95.Justin Herbert preferred by Dolphins over Tua Tagovailoa? (FantasyPros) According to the Miami Herald, The Dolphins don't view former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa as "a slam-dunk pick near the top the draft." Also, the team has been getting an "increasingly positive view" on former Oregon QB Justin Herbert. Analysis: The thought has been in NFL mock drafts that Tua would be taken by the Dolphins at the No. 5 pick, as Miami needs a quarterback of the future. While this could be posturing, this would seem to indicate that the Dolphins could be more interested in Herbert than Tua. This situation will continue to change as we get through the NFL Combine and pro days, but it seems like both quarterbacks should be sele... (More)2 days
96.Browns | Cleveland releases three players (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE Demetrius Harris, OG Eric Kush and CB T.J. Carrie were released Monday, Feb. 17. 2 days
97.Jordan Reed: Dealing with concussion symptoms (RotoWire) Reed remains in the concussion protocol, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Reed has a long history of head injuries, with his most recent occurring in the third week of the 2019 preseason. He returned to limited practices a few weeks later, but he didn't log any level of participation after Sept. 12 and was then placed on injured reserve a month later. The 29-year-old tight end faces an uncertain future, as he's believed to be considering retirement and could be a cap casualty for Washington even if he decides to continue his football career. Reed has suffered seven documented concussions over the past six years.2 days
98.Joe Schobert: Hoping to re-sign (RotoWire) Schobert is optimistic about re-signing with the Browns, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Analysis: Schobert said extension negotiations broke down with the old front-office regime, but he's hopeful things will go better in discussions with new GM Andrew Berry. The 26-year-old linebacker started 49 of 61 games over the course of his rookie contract, recording triple-digit tackles and multiple sacks each of the past three years. Schobert played 99 percent of defensive snaps in 2019 while leading the team in both tackles (133 total, 89 solo) and interceptions (four).2 days
99.Dolphins may prefer Herbert to Tua at No... (Rotoworld) Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald suggests the Dolphins may prefer Oregon's Justin Herbert to Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in April's draft. Analysis: Most outlets have mocked Tua to the Dolphins at No. 5, though Salguero cautions not to "dismiss" the possibility of drafting Herbert in that slot. Per Salguero, Miami is "not fully sold" on Tagovailoa, citing durability concerns raised from his recent hip injury, which spelled an early end to his final season in Tuscaloosa. "Tua is a great player," owner Stephen Ross acknowledged in recent remarks. "I just worry about his health.&quo... (More)2 days
100.Browns | Adarius Taylor released (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns LB Adarius Taylor was released Monday, Feb. 17. 2 days

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