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Browns | Cleveland expected to work out QBs prospects (Wed Mar 22, 04:23 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Dennis Pitta takes pay cut (Wed Mar 22, 09:50 AM) [jump to this story]
NFL | Marshawn Lynch misses football (Wed Mar 22, 12:42 AM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Jared Odrick not an option for Miami Wed Mar 22, 08:07 PM
Free-agent DE Jared Odrick (Jaguars) has some interest in the Miami Dolphins, but the Dolphins are not interested in signing him.Link to story
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Dolphins | Miami has contacted Johnathan Hankins Wed Mar 22, 08:06 PM
Free-agent DT Johnathan Hankins (Giants) has been contacted multiple times by the Miami Dolphins, but he is still looking for a lucrative contract.Link to story
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Packers | Christine Michael to return to GB Wed Mar 22, 06:55 PM
Free-agent RB Christine Michael re-signed with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Michael didn't do much with the Packers after he was claimed off waivers late last year. With Eddie Lacy (Seahawks) gone, Michael will get a chance at more playing time. We imagine the Packers will take a RB at some point in the draft too.|
Christine Michael player page
Vikings | Latavius Murray undergoes surgery Wed Mar 22, 06:54 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, March 22, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Bad news for a player just added in free agency. He'll be ready for training camp, but Murray won't be able to practice in OTAs or minicamp. The Vikings knew Murray would need surgery before they signed him.|
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NFL | Joshua Dobbs works out for two teams Wed Mar 22, 06:09 PM
Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs had private workouts with the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers this week.
|Footballguys view: Both the Saints and the Chargers need to consider the future at the QB position. Dobbs is athletic, incredibly smart and has a quick release. He's likely to be a mid- or late-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Either team could draft him as a developmental prospect who needs time to get used to the pro game.|
Steelers | Nate Peterman to meet with Pittsburgh Wed Mar 22, 06:04 PM
Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers at some point in April.
|Footballguys view: The Steelers could use a guy like Peterman to develop as an eventual starter behind Ben Roethlisberger. Peterman has a gunslinger mentality and isn't afraid to challenge a defense deep. His arm strength is a question mark, and he'll have to better drive throws to the sidelines at the pro level. Peterman is likely a mid-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.|
Eagles | Philly to work out Nate Peterman Wed Mar 22, 05:59 PM
Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman is scheduled to have a private workout with the Philadelphia Eagles next week.
|Footballguys view: The Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the no.2 overall pick last year, and he's the clear-cut starter. Peterman is a gunslinger and potential starter at the pro level. The Eagles could add him as a backup and developmental player behind Wentz.|
NFL | Rod Streater receiving interest Wed Mar 22, 05:58 PM
Free-agent WR Rod Streater (49ers) is receiving interest from the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.Link to story
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Dolphins | Miami makes two roster moves Wed Mar 22, 05:44 PM
Free-agent OT Avery Young (Saints) signed with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Daniel Davie.Link to story
Saints | Manti Te'o contract update Wed Mar 22, 05:43 PM
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints LB Manti Te'o signed a two-year deal with the Saints worth $5 million. The deal includes $600,000 in guaranteed money.Link to story
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Jaguars | Jacksonville adds Mychal Rivera Wed Mar 22, 05:08 PM
Free-agent TE Mychal Rivera (Raiders) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: After trading away Julius Thomas (Dolphins), the Jaguars needed to find help. Rivera is their top pass-catching TE at this point, but you'll have better fantasy options out there.|
Mychal Rivera player page
Jaguars | Mychal Rivera meets with Jaguars Wed Mar 22, 04:56 PM
Free-agent TE Mychal Rivera (Raiders) met with the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, March 22, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Rivera didn't do much with the Raiders, but a new start could help jump start his career. The Jaguars are looking for TE help after trading away Julius Thomas (Dolphins) earlier this year.|
Mychal Rivera player page
Packers | Green Bay meets with two FAs Wed Mar 22, 04:40 PM
Free-agent RB Christine Michael (Packers) and OT Byron Bell (Titans) met with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, March 22, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Packers need some help in the ground game since they lost Eddie Lacy (Seahawks) in free agency. They had Michael last year after picking him up off waivers in mid-November. He didn't do much with the opportunity, so the Packers shouldn't be too fired up about bringing him back.|
Christine Michael player page
Steelers | Tyson Alualu expected to be used as DE, DT Wed Mar 22, 04:30 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Tyson Alualu expected to be a backup to all three of the defensive line positions in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment.Link to story
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Browns | Cleveland expected to work out QBs prospects Wed Mar 22, 04:23 PM
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson are expected to have private workouts with the Cleveland Browns before the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The Browns have two first-round picks in the 2017 NFL draft. They have the first-overall pick, but neither quarterback should be considered in that spot. Instead, the Browns could draft either Trubisky or Watson with the 12th-overall pick.|
Ravens | Baltimore to meet with John Ross Wed Mar 22, 04:22 PM
Washington WR John Ross said he is scheduled to meet with the Baltimore Ravens before the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: The Ravens could use WR help, and Ross is more than just a speed demon. Ross can run routes, tracks the ball well over his shoulder and of course has record-setting 4.22 speed. Scouts compare his skill set to that of DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) because of his deep speed and playmaking ability.|
Titans | Tennessee adds Tim Lelito Wed Mar 22, 04:14 PM
Free-agent OG Tim Lelito (Saints) signed with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
NFL | Joshua Cribbs retires Wed Mar 22, 03:48 PM
Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Colts) officially announced his retirement from professional football.Link to story
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Bengals | Felony charges against Adam Jones dropped Wed Mar 22, 03:47 PM
Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones will no longer be facing felony charges of harassment with a bodily substance after Cincinnati prosecutor Joe Deters announced those charges have been dropped. Jones is still facing misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business stemming from an incident in January.Link to story
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Chiefs | Jarvis Jenkins back with Kansas City Wed Mar 22, 03:06 PM
Free-agent DT Jarvis Jenkins (Chiefs) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
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Vikings | Minnesota showing interest in Malik McDowell Wed Mar 22, 03:05 PM
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer worked out Michigan State DT Malik McDowell at his pro day Wednesday, March 22.
|Footballguys view: McDowell is likely to be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He's got the length and strength to attack from the edge, where the potential to be special is there. McDowell didn't put up the expected numbers in 2016 as he dealt with an ankle injury and there's concern that he might be a bit lazy.|
Buccaneers | David Njoku meets with Tampa Bay Wed Mar 22, 02:47 PM
Miami (Fla.) TE David Njoku met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week.
|Footballguys view: The Bucs are putting more weapons around QB Jameis Winston, and that's why they added DeSean Jackson in free agency. Njoku may be the no.2 TE in this draft behind Alabama's O.J. Howard. He's a good receiver with the ability to create mismatches no matter where he lines up.|
Buccaneers | More on Joe Hawley's deal Wed Mar 22, 02:43 PM
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Joe Hawley signed a two-year contract worth $5.5 million but the second year of the deal is an option year. The deal includes $1 million in guaranteed money.Link to story
Steelers | Tyson Alualu contract update Wed Mar 22, 02:42 PM
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers DT Tyson Alualu signed a two-year contract worth $6 million. The deal includes $1.75 million in guaranteed money.Link to story
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Jaguars | Jags work out Zach Hocker Wed Mar 22, 02:10 PM
Free-agent PK Zach Hocker (Bengals) worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, March 22, according to a source.Link to story
Saints | Tim Hightower could return to Saints Wed Mar 22, 02:07 PM
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) is still an option for the New Orleans Saints this offseason, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Bringing back Travaris Cadet indicates the Saints might not be as high on Hightower. He's getting some interest out there, but only as part of a RBBC with various teams. No matter where he ends up, Hightower may not have much fantasy value.|
Tim Hightower player page
Redskins | Tim Hightower talking with Washington Wed Mar 22, 02:06 PM
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) is meeting with the Washington Redskins Wednesday, March 22, according to a source.Link to story
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Saints | Patrick Mahomes worked out for Saints Wed Mar 22, 12:03 PM
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes participated in a private workout Tuesday, March 21, in Lubbock, Texas, for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and members of his coaching staff.
|Footballguys view: The Saints need to think about life after Drew Brees. Mahomes is a gunslinger, and he doesn't lack confidence in his arm or ability. The Saints could draft him and groom him behind Brees with the idea that he could eventually be a quality starter. College teams don't develop QBs at all, and Mahomes has a lot to learn about the pro game coming out of a pass-happy Texas Tech system.|
Dolphins | Zach Brown still an option in MIA Wed Mar 22, 11:37 AM
Free-agent LB Zach Brown (Bills) is still an option for the Miami Dolphins, according to sources. The Dolphins have hesitated to give Brown a two-year, $12 million deal, which is the range he's seeking.Link to story
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Dolphins | Koa Misi restructures Wed Mar 22, 11:36 AM
Miami Dolphins LB Koa Misi agreed to restructure his contract Wednesday, March 22. Terms weren't disclosed, but he was due to make $4.1 million with a $4.8 million cap hit.Link to story
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Cowboys | Kellen Moore's deal for the minimum Wed Mar 22, 11:05 AM
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Kellen Moore's one-year deal is for the league minimum. The minimum salary for a player of four to six years' experience is $775,000, according to Spotrac.com.Link to story
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Steelers | Knile Davis to see the minimum Wed Mar 22, 10:57 AM
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Knile Davis' one-year deal is for the league minimum. The minimum salary for a player of four to six years' experience is $775,000, according to Spotrac.com.Link to story
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Bengals | Kevin Minter update Wed Mar 22, 10:50 AM
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals LB Kevin Minter's one-year deal is worth $4 million with $2.1 million guaranteed.Link to story
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Giants | Geno Smith terms Wed Mar 22, 10:50 AM
Updating previous reports, New York Giants QB Geno Smith's one-year deal is worth $775,000 with $100,000 guaranteed. He can make $2.3 million in per-game roster bonuses for a total of $3.1 million.Link to story
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Cardinals | Frostee Rucker terms Wed Mar 22, 10:30 AM
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals DE Frostee Rucker's one-year deal is worth $1.08 million with $80,000 fully guaranteed. He can earn another $500,000 in incentives.Link to story
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Seahawks | Bradley McDougald lands $2 million Wed Mar 22, 10:17 AM
Updating an earlier report, Seattle Seahawks FS Bradley McDougald's one-year deal is worth $2 million, according to a source.Link to story
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Bills | Lorenzo Alexander terms Wed Mar 22, 10:06 AM
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander signed a two-year, $5.95 million deal with cap numbers of $2.55 million (2017) and $3.4 million (2018). He received a $1.1 million signing bonus and base salaries of $2 million (2017, fully guaranteed) and $2.45 million (2018; $300,000 is fully guaranteed and $1 million is guaranteed for injury only). He can earn a $300,000 roster bonus on the third day of the 2018 league year and additional per-game roster bonuses of $6,250 in 2018. He can also earn up to $850,000 (2017) and up to $1.25 million (2018) in playing time and Pro Bowl incentives.Link to story
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Seahawks | Bradley McDougald to Seattle Wed Mar 22, 10:05 AM
Free-agent FS Bradley McDougald (Buccaneers) agreed with the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, March 22, on a one-year deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed.Link to story
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta takes pay cut Wed Mar 22, 09:50 AM
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta took a $2.5 million pay cut over the next two seasons. He will make $2.5 million in base salary in 2017 along with a $500,000 roster bonus. He was previously scheduled to earn $5.5 million. This gives Baltimore an additional $2.5 million in cap space in 2017 and 2018.
|Footballguys view: Pitta takes the pay cut to add some space to the Ravens cap. He came back healthy last year for the first time in what seemed like forever. Pitta is a favorite target of QB Joe Flacco, and he should continue to be a featured part of the passing game even though the Ravens are stacked at the position.|
Dennis Pitta player page
Raiders | EJ Manuel terms Wed Mar 22, 09:14 AM
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel landed a one-year, $800,000 contract with no guarantees.Link to story
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Titans | Tim Lelito visiting TEN Wed Mar 22, 08:47 AM
Free-agent OG Tim Lelito (Saints) is visiting the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, March 22, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Marshawn Lynch misses football Wed Mar 22, 12:42 AM
Retired RB Marshawn Lynch misses football and there's 'no question' about it, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson.
|Footballguys view: Like a lot of players, Lynch misses the game in retirement. That's why we think there's a good chance he's playing somewhere this year. The Seahawks would have to release him in order for the Raiders to add him to the squad.|
Marshawn Lynch player page
Redskins | Junior Galette targeting training camp Wed Mar 22, 12:28 AM
Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') has been training 'in hopes of taking the field with his teammates by the start of training camp, if not sooner,' according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. He hasn't played a single down since the 2014 season.
|Footballguys view: Who knows what Galette has to offer at this point. If healthy (a BIG if), Galette could work as a part-time pass-rusher for Washington.|
Junior Galette player page
Bears | Mark Sanchez visiting Bears Thursday Tue Mar 21, 11:54 PM
Free-agent QB Mark Sanchez (Cowboys) will visit the Chicago Bears Thursday, March 23.
|Footballguys view: The Bears signed Mike Glennon to be their starting quarterback earlier this offseason. They lost Matt Barkley (49ers) in free agency, so they're looking for a backup. If added, Sanchez would give them veteran depth behind Glennon.|
Mark Sanchez player page
Texans | Texans not interested in Jay Cutler Tue Mar 21, 11:45 PM
The Houston Texans 'aren't an option' for free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears), according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. As a result, Cutler 'may just wait.'
|Footballguys view: The Texans seem to be all in on Tony Romo. They don't seem intent on trading anything for Romo, but if/when released the Texans would likely compete hard with the Broncos for his services.|
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Jets | Jets 'very intrigued' by Mitchell Trubisky Tue Mar 21, 10:37 PM
The New York Jets are 'very intrigued' by North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, though it would be considered a 'bold move' for the club to select him with their first-round selection at No. 6 overall in the NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: They've taken Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg each of the last two years in the draft, but neither one of those guys are starting options or franchise-level quarterbacks. Trubisky is a first-round pick, but his one year of starting experience at the college level is a concern. If added, the team might want to groom him instead of throw him into the fire. Although...this is the Jets we're talking about, so expect them to make the wrong move.|
Seahawks | Gerald Hodges meeting with Seattle Tue Mar 21, 10:11 PM
Free-agent LB Gerald Hodges (49ers) will visit the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, March 22.Link to story
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Bears | Bears nab Benny Cunningham Tue Mar 21, 09:49 PM
Free-agent RB Benny Cunningham (Rams) signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 21.Link to story
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Jaguars | Marshall Morgan will visit Jaguars Tue Mar 21, 08:48 PM
Free-agent PK Marshall Morgan (Bills) is visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, March 22.Link to story
Packers | Ricky Jean-Francois visiting Packers Tue Mar 21, 08:43 PM
Free-agent DE Ricky Jean-Francois (Redskins) will pay a visit to the Green Bay Packers after recently visiting the Seattle Seahawks.Link to story
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