Fantasy Football News & Views
Broncos | Peyton Manning not worried about physical (Fri Jan 30, 01:55 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Robert Griffin 'I wasn't healthy and it sucked' (Thu Jan 29, 08:21 PM) [jump to this story]
Buccaneers | Sights set on QB Marcus Mariota? (Thu Jan 29, 08:19 PM) [jump to this story]
Eagles | Nick Foles 'I plan on being in Philly' (Thu Jan 29, 08:17 PM) [jump to this story]
Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald contract should get done (Thu Jan 29, 05:52 PM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Tom Brady fighting a cold Wed Jan 28, 12:29 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (illness) admitted that he is currently battling a cold, but he said he expects to be 100% ready for the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. 'I've had it for four to five days, my kids got sick and my wife's pretty sick right now,' Brady said. 'I brought it, unfortunately, to Phoenix, but I'll be fine. I'll be good.' Brady is focused on rest and eating plenty of garlic, which he said is one of his 'old remedies.'
|Footballguys view: It's the middle of the week, so we're expecting Brady to be close to full strength by the time the game rolls around on Sunday.|
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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch could be fined Wed Jan 28, 11:45 AM
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch could face a significant fine for wearing an unauthorized "beast mode" hat to media day.
|Footballguys view: He's going to get fined, and he just doesn't care. Lynch doesn't want to talk to the media, and he wants to wear what he likes. The fines go to charity, and Lynch has no problem paying.|
Marshawn Lynch player page
Browns | Will interview Kevin O'Connell Wed Jan 28, 11:22 AM
Free-agent quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell (Jets) will interview with the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Jan. 28, for their vacant quarterbacks coach position.
|Footballguys view: O'Connell was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft. The former San Diego State quarterback was a scrambler with a strong arm. He would be a good signing for the Browns as he would be able to guide Johnny Manziel.|
Kevin OConnell player page
49ers | Aubrayo Franklin hired Wed Jan 28, 10:04 AM
Former DT Aubrayo Franklin was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive assistant coach Wednesday, Jan. 28.Link to story
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Patriots | Bryan Stork hopes to play in Super Bowl Tue Jan 27, 11:25 PM
New England Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) said Tuesday, Jan. 27, that he is hopeful of being ready to play in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, against the Seattle Seahawks. He said he is working with athletic trainers in hopes of playing.Link to story
Seahawks | Richard Sherman has torn ligaments Tue Jan 27, 11:17 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) has torn ligaments in his elbow, but he is improving daily and he is no longer receiving treatment for the injury.
|Footballguys view: Sherman isn't going to miss the Super Bowl. After the game, we'll see what kind of treatment Sherman needs to get his elbow right during the offseason.|
Richard Sherman player page
Seahawks | Brandon Mebane making progress Tue Jan 27, 11:16 PM
Seattle Seahawks DL Brandon Mebane (hamstring) said Tuesday, Jan. 27, that his hamstring surgery went well and he should be full go for the team's offseason program in April.Link to story
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Jaguars | Paul Posluszny vows to be ready Tue Jan 27, 11:15 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (pectoral) said Monday, Jan. 26, that he is progressing nicely in his recovery from a torn pectoral muscle. 'I'm pretty much back to normal,' Posluszny said.
|Footballguys view: Posluszny is a fine athlete, but he seems to be always banged up. He has resumed weightlifting and vows to be ready for the team's offseason program which begins in mid-April.|
Paul Posluszny player page
Colts | CFL Star Duron Carter agree to terms Tue Jan 27, 11:14 PM
Free-agent WR Duron Carter (CFL) and the Indianapolis Colts have reportedly agreed to terms on a deal Tuesday, Jan. 27, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Official confirmation of the deal is not expected until February. It's a good addition for the Colts. Carter, the son of Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter, has starred in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes over the last two years. He's big (6'4" 200 pounds) and can fly down the field. Carter needs to get better at beating press coverage, but he's got incredible natural athleticism after the catch. His addition will push Donte Moncrief for playing time and targets in 2015.|
Patriots | LeGarrette Blount to have big role? Tue Jan 27, 08:00 PM
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount should be a factor in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, in the opinion of Boston Herald writer Karen Guregian. Despite Seattle's highly ranked run defense, they lost games earlier this season to both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys, who used run-heavy game plans. The Green Bay Packers also had early success on the ground against the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers opened up holes by overloading lanes with pulling linemen, which is something the Patriots like to do with their guards and tackles. If the Patriots stay away from the run, Seattle's linebackers will drop back in zone coverage, making it tougher on the Patriots' passing game.
|Footballguys view: Blount is a key player for the Patriots on Sunday. By running the ball effectively, the Patriots will be able to keep the Seattle defense honest. They can then strike through the air with play-action passing.|
LeGarrette Blount player page
Bengals | Andy Dalton still supported by OC Tue Jan 27, 07:58 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton still has offensive coordinator Hue Jackson in his corner, despite Dalton's lackluster performance in 2014 and in the Pro Bowl.
|Footballguys view: The Pro Bowl performance doesn't matter...but it certainly doesn't help his case. Dalton is one of those quarterbacks who is "just" good enough. He'll get you to the postseason, but he'll struggle once there. Rinse, repeat and you have the Bengals in a nutshell over the last four years. We're not expecting drastic changes in 2015.|
Andy Dalton player page
Vikings | NFLPA against Adrian Peterson counseling Tue Jan 27, 07:40 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was directed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to meet with a league-assigned psychiatrist following Peterson's suspension. The National Football League Players Association is now crying foul on the commissioner's mandated counseling, arguing that Goodell did not have the power to enforce such a stipulation. The NFLPA said the terms of Peterson's suspension violate the limits of Goodell's power under the collective bargaining agreement.
|Footballguys view: The NFLPA is standing up for their player here as Commissioner Goodell may have overstepped his bounds. Counseling could certainly help Peterson from a PR standpoint as his image was damaged in 2014. It could also help him just be a better person. Counseling could be court-ordered, but Goodell is not judge and jury here.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Patriots | Tom Brady said he feels perfect Tue Jan 27, 07:13 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has publicly stated he'd like to play well into his 40s and feels perfect after playing his 15th season, but his father Tom Brady Sr. believes it won't end well with the Patriots. The younger Brady is under contract through 2017, although he'll turn 40 years old prior to that season. Brady has publicly said he plans on playing until he's 43 or 44. The 37-year-old quarterback is scheduled to make $12 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. His father thinks his son's determination to keep playing won't go over well with the Patriots' brass. "It will end badly,' Brady Sr. told New York Times Magazine. 'It does end badly. And I know that because I know what Tommy wants to do. He wants to play 'til he's 70. ... It's a cold business. And for as much as you want it to be familial, it isn't.'
|Footballguys view: Brady goes to many lengths to stay in the best shape he possibly can. Things can change quickly in the NFL, but the way it looks now we could see Brady play at least a couple of more seasons.|
Tom Brady player page
Saints | Drew Brees optimistic about future Tue Jan 27, 06:53 PM
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said 2014 was the most frustrating season of his career, but remained optimistic about the team's future. 'I think we've identified the problems or the things that got us beat or the things that didn't allow us to be as good as we know we can be, and we have the solution to fix it,' Brees said. 'It's going to take a lot of work, but I know we can get it done.'
|Footballguys view: We're cautiously optimistic when it comes to Brees' future. It was certainly a down year for Brees in 2014. Touchdown passes were down, and interceptions were up for the veteran quarterback. He also fell short of 5,000 yards passing for the first time in four years--although he was only 48 yards short of that mark. We'll see if Brees can look more like the QB we've become used to in 2015.|
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Steelers | Richie Leone signs Tue Jan 27, 05:32 PM
Free-agent P Richie Leone (Ravens) signed a Reserve/Future deal Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Jaguars | Kasey Redfern signs Futures deal Tue Jan 27, 05:31 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars PK Kasey Redfern signed a Reserve/Future contract Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Bears | John Chiles signs Futures deal Tue Jan 27, 05:29 PM
Free-agent WR John Chiles (CFL) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, Jan. 27.
|Footballguys view: The former Texas Longhorn was undrafted in 2011, but he did spend some time with the Saints and the Rams before heading up north. In the CFL, Chiles played for the Toronto Argonauts. He's a good receiver on deep routes, can track the ball well over his shoulder and has agility in the open field. Chiles' game is built on his run-after-the-catch ability and vertical speed.|
Redskins | Perry Fewell hired as secondary coach Tue Jan 27, 04:28 PM
Former New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has joined the Washington Redskins as their secondary coach, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Fewell was a hotter name among the position coaches. He was interviewed by the 49ers, and there were some thinking the Bengals would take a look at the former Giants defensive coordinator.|
Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch runs better in postseason Tue Jan 27, 04:12 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch averages more yards per carry and yards after contact (5.00, 2.67) during the postseason than during the regular season (4.41, 2.01).
|Footballguys view: Lynch is a powerful runner who gets stronger as the game--and the season--goes on. It's not surprising to see his postseason performances given how tough he is to contend with during the regular season.|
Marshawn Lynch player page
Bills | EJ Manuel will have a clean slate Tue Jan 27, 03:27 PM
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel will have a clean slate next season, according to new offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Roman said that Manuel has shown some good things but that his level of consistency needs to be higher.
|Footballguys view: The Bills have yet to give up on Maneul, but 2015 will certainly be a make-or-break season for the young quarterback. We're not expecting much from him, and dynasty owners shouldn't feel they have any sort of value on their roster with Manuel. We'll see if the 2013 first-round pick can turn things around this season.|
EJ Manuel player page
Patriots | Seattle looking to shut down Gronk Tue Jan 27, 12:17 PM
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is an offensive weapon that the Seattle Seahawks are focused on shutting down during the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll thinks his team matches up well against the All-Pro tight end, though, as LBs K.J. Wright and Bruce Irvin are 'pretty tall and long' and SS Kam Chancellor is 'about as big a strong safety as you can find.' The Seahawks will be focused on not allowing Gronkowski and QB Tom Brady to take over the game.
|Footballguys view: Yeah, good luck with that. The Seattle defense has a weak spot in the middle, and that's Gronkowski's territory. They'll have to commit at least two defenders to slowing down the superstar tight end....and even that may not prevent him from having a big game. Gronkowksi is a key player to watch on Super Sunday.|
Rob Gronkowski player page
Colts | Rob Chudzinski named associate head coach Tue Jan 27, 11:58 AM
Indianapolis Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski was named the associate head coach Tuesday, Jan. 27.
|Footballguys view: A strong move for both sides here. Chudzinski was a special assistant behind Chuck Pagano in 2014, and now he'll continue to work with Andrew Luck and this high-powered passing game. He was getting interest from other teams out there because he's a quality offensive coordinator, but Chudzinski decided that staying with the Colts was his best move.|
Colts | Trent Richardson's guarantee voided Tue Jan 27, 10:40 AM
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voided the guarantee of a $3,184,062 salary in 2015.
|Footballguys view: We'll see Richardson appeal this with the NFLPA. If the Colts win, it means they'll be able to release Richardson without paying him the final year of his rookie contract. Richardson was the third-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, but his career has been in a tailspin since the Colts gave up a first-round pick for him in 2013. The Colts should be in the market for a running back this offseason either through the draft or free agency.|
Trent Richardson player page
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater bulking up Tue Jan 27, 10:07 AM
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is working on bulking up this offseason. 'We know where he's going to be, what he's going to be doing, in terms of lifting,' offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. 'He's never going to be a real big man, but he's going to be a guy that eventually is 220-225. He played most of the year about 212, so continue to work and get stronger and put on a few more pounds, and he will gradually, but that strength, I don't want people to think I'm talking about getting his arm stronger, no.'
|Footballguys view: Part of the reason why Bridgewater fell to the end of the first round last year (besides the ridiculous pro day overanalysis) was his lack of size. Bridgewater had a strong rookie year where he gained plenty of experience and was constantly learning from his mistakes. We're excited about his upside--as we always have been--because he's smart and accurate. Bridgewater can be one of the best in the game if he continues to grow and develop as a passer.|
Teddy Bridgewater player page
Jaguars | Kelly Skipper interviewing Tue Jan 27, 09:19 AM
Former Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper will interview for the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Jan. 27.Link to story
Jaguars | Terry Richardson fired Tue Jan 27, 09:18 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars running backs coach Terry Richardson was fired Tuesday, Jan. 27.Link to story
Jaguars | Paul Posluszny returning to form Mon Jan 26, 11:17 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (chest) said Monday, Jan. 26, that he is back to lifting after dealing with a torn pectoral muscle last season, and he expects to be 100% when offseason activities begin in April.
|Footballguys view: The story with Posluszny will always read "what might have been." He's a fantastic athlete who can fly around the field. Posluszny arrives at the ball with natural violence and can be a disruptive player on the defense. Too bad he's almost always banged up. We're hopeful he can stay healthy and shine for the Jaguars defense in 2015.|
Paul Posluszny player page
Saints | Jimmy Graham ruling out surgery? Mon Jan 26, 10:18 PM
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) caught three passes for 30 yards and two scores in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, and when asked if his performance would rule out surgery, he said, 'It should, which is really exciting.'
|Footballguys view: Graham and the Saints need to get back on the right track in 2015. This shoulder injury slowed him down at times in 2014, and Graham finished with only 889 yards receiving. The Saints will be cautious with him as he recovers from this injury without surgery.|
Jimmy Graham player page
Eagles | Zach Ertz to play more in 2015? Mon Jan 26, 09:45 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ranked ninth among tight ends in 2014 with 293 receiving yards out of the slot, but PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia believes Ertz could see more time in the slot next year if WR Jordan Matthews spends more time outside.
|Footballguys view: We'd like to see more from Ertz going forward. He was targeted 89 times in 2014 as the Eagles struggled to find consistent quarterback play. If they find the right guy to run the offense, Ertz could be a huge part of what they do through the air. In the Chip Kelly system, the tight end is usually the first and primary read after the inside/outside zone fake to the running back.|
Zach Ertz player page
Jordan Matthews player page
Eagles | Jordan Matthews' role to expand? Mon Jan 26, 08:56 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews played 65% of the offensive snaps and ran 92.4% of his routes from the slot in 2014, per Pro FootballFocus.com. That was the role Eagles head coach Chip Kelly envisioned him in when the club drafted him last year. However, according to PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia, the team could benefit from expanding Matthews' role by playing him outside more in two-wide receiver sets while keeping in him in the slot when the Eagles use three or more wide receivers.
|Footballguys view: Matthews had a strong rookie season in 2014, finishing with 67 catches, 872 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. If the Eagles find better quarterback play in 2015, his numbers could be even better during his sophomore season.|
Jordan Matthews player page
Packers | Cody Mandell signs Mon Jan 26, 06:04 PM
Free-agent P Cody Mandell (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed deal with the Green Bay Packers Monday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Patriots | Tom Brady clutch in last quarter of postseason Mon Jan 26, 04:36 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has led eight playoff game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his career, more than any other player.
|Footballguys view: Tom Brady is clutch--period. His play has gotten him back to the sixth Super Bowl of his career. Brady could win his fourth Super Bowl title on Sunday, joining Terry Bradshaw (Steelers) and Joe Montana (49ers) as the only starting quarterbacks with as many victories in the big game.|
Tom Brady player page
Broncos | Rick Dennison hire official Mon Jan 26, 04:05 PM
Former Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison was officially hired by the Denver Broncos Monday, Jan. 26, to serve as their offensive coordinator.
|Footballguys view: Dennison spent four years (2010-13) as Head Coach Gary Kubiak's offensive coordinator in Houston before being hired in Baltimore last season to coach the team's quarterbacks. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco established career highs in passing yards (3,986) and touchdown passes (27) in his lone season under Dennison's guidance in 2014 while being sacked just 19 times--29 fewer than the previous season.|
Browns | Josh Gordon unlikely to win an appeal Mon Jan 26, 02:04 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is in Stage Three of an alcohol program, which requires him to be tested for alcohol for a minimum of two years.
|Footballguys view: This news shouldn't come as any surprise. His failed drug test came after the end of the 2014 season, and it's unlikely that an appeal will work to eliminate or lessen a one-year ban for the 2015 season.|
Josh Gordon player page
Seahawks | Earl Thomas expects to lean on teammates Mon Jan 26, 01:58 PM
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) said he won't miss the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots with a dislocated shoulder, but he also admitted that it won't be a normal game for him as he plays through the injury. Thomas is unsure if he'll need to have surgery this offseason for his injury. 'My mindset is I have an opportunity to really trust my teammates,' Thomas said. 'This is the first game I'm going to have to trust them because of my injury. So I really, really, really trust my teammates, and that's what I'm banking on, my teammates doing what they need to do and I need to come through myself.'
|Footballguys view: We're expecting Thomas to be limited leading up to the Super Bowl on Sunday. The team won't want to push him too much in practice and re-aggravate the injury.|
Earl Thomas player page
Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks struggles against TEs Mon Jan 26, 01:51 PM
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could cause a problem for the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX, because the Seahawks defense allowed 11 touchdowns to tight ends this season, which was third most in the NFL. Gronkowski led the Patriots in touchdown catches during the regular season.
|Footballguys view: The weak spot (yes, there is a weak spot) for the Seahawks defense is up the middle. Every team struggles with Rob Gronkowski, but he could be the difference maker for the Patriots offense. His ability to attack the deep middle seam will help open things up for Tom Brady and the passing game.|
Rob Gronkowski player page
Giants | Odell Beckham to rest this offseason Mon Jan 26, 01:45 PM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said he'll need to shut himself down this offseason in order to enter 2015 fully healthy and in great shape. He said he had tears to his semitendinosus and bicep belly of his hamstring this season. 'It's still not right, I'm still working on it,' Beckham said. 'I'm trying to get it 100 percent for next year.'
|Footballguys view: Beckham said he played this season with two tears in his right hamstring, which never fully healed. He was still able to put up incredible numbers even though he missed the first four games of the season. Beckham will get a boost with Victor Cruz back on the field in 2015. Defenses won't be able to contend with both, and it should help the Giants have a more robust passing game.|
Browns | Josh Gordon tested positive for alcohol Mon Jan 26, 12:20 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon tested positive for alcohol, according to sources, and his failed test will subject him to a possible one-year suspension. Gordon caught 24 passes for 303 yards in five games last year after leading the NFL with 1,646 yards in 14 games in 2013.
|Footballguys view: Gordon has trouble staying clean, and that's what has held him back as a pro. When he's not suspended, Gordon can dominate on the field. This newest infraction could lead the Browns to part ways with the talented-but-oft-suspended receiver.|
Josh Gordon player page
Bengals | Vontaze Burfict had microfracture surgery Mon Jan 26, 12:15 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee, and the surgeon who operated on him is hoping that he will be at full strength in time for training camp. 'I don't see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won't be back like he was,' Dr. Neal ElAttrache said. 'Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it's not really news when it works out.' Burfict is expected to heal rapidly since his knee was in good shape structurally.
|Footballguys view: Knee injuries aren't a big deal anymore, but microfracture surgery always comes with added concerns. Burfict will be brought along slowly as he deals with this more serious surgery. He'll be on crutches for six weeks before he can start conditioning his knee, and he'll be able to run after three months.|
Vontaze Burfict player page
Colts | David Walker let go Mon Jan 26, 11:29 AM
Indianapolis Colts running backs coach David Walker has mutually agreed to part ways with the team Monday, Jan. 26.Link to story
Giants | Odell Beckham said he was never healthy Mon Jan 26, 11:14 AM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said he played this season with two tears in his right hamstring, which never fully healed.
|Footballguys view: Wow, just wow. Beckham was phenomenal during his rookie season, and we're excited about what the future holds with this top prospect. He missed four games to start the season, but Beckham still finished with 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.|
Bills | Will add Chris Palmer Mon Jan 26, 03:09 AM
Chris Palmer will join the Buffalo Bills coaching staff as a senior offensive assistant, a league source has confirmed.Link to story
Raiders | Bobby Johnson hired Mon Jan 26, 03:00 AM
Detroit Lions assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson will join the Oakland Raiders as the team's tight ends coach.Link to story
Bears | Jay Rodgers hired Mon Jan 26, 02:57 AM
Jay Rodgers was hired by the Chicago Bears as the team's defensive line coach. His brother, Jeff Rodgers, was just hired by the Bears as special teams coordinator.Link to story
Raiders | Set to hire two coaches Mon Jan 26, 02:53 AM
Bernie Parmalee and Rob Moore are set to join the Oakland Raiders coaching staff. Parmalee will coach running backs and Moore will be a wide receivers coach.
|Footballguys view: Parmalee and Moore have plenty of experience from their playing days in the NFL. We'll see if the Raiders can add better WRs to the mix for Moore. Parmalee will get to coach one of the most exciting young running backs in the game in Latavius Murray.|
Rob Moore player page
Falcons | Wade Harman switching roles Mon Jan 26, 02:28 AM
Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line coach Wade Harman will change jobs and coach the tight ends.Link to story
Jaguars | Justin Blackmon to return in 2015? Sun Jan 25, 09:13 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has overcome his issues, and plenty of league sources expect him to be back with the team in 2015.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars aren't counting on Blackmon right now, but if he can play it's a huge bonus. Like Josh Gordon, Blackmon is incredibly talented but had substance-abuse problems. If he's clean, Blackmon will be the best wide receiver on the team and give QB Blake Bortles a quality weapon to throw to. Stay tuned.|
Justin Blackmon player page
Cardinals | Dick LeBeau will not join Arizona staff Sun Jan 25, 09:12 PM
Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will not be joining the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff, a source said Sunday, Jan. 25.
|Footballguys view: LeBeau isn't joining any team West of the Mississippi according to reports. This leaves the Cardinals still searching for a defensive coordinator. Head coach Bruce Arians is still expected to fill the defensive coordinator vacancy from within the organization.|
Browns | Josh Gordon contract affected Sun Jan 25, 09:06 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be under contract through the 2016 season, and he will only be a restricted free agent after that year due to his looming suspension for another failed substance test.
|Footballguys view: That's all nice and well, but the Browns could choose to cut Gordon loose after yet another suspension. The kid is talented, but these off-field problems might be too much for the Browns to stick with.|
Josh Gordon player page
Bears | Jay Cutler happy with coaching addition Sun Jan 25, 09:06 PM
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler reportedly once touted new quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains to be the quarterbacks coach in 2012. The two had a 'strong, personal relationship.'
|Footballguys view: The addition of Loggains suggests the Bears are giving Cutler all that he needs to succeed in 2015. It might be a last hurrah for the talented but underachieving quarterback. If Cutler struggles this season under new head coach John Fox, we could see the Bears going in a different direction at QB for 2016. Currently, there's over $19 million in dead money on Cutler's contract. However, after this year that number falls to just $3 million. It's shaping up to be a make-or-break year for Cutler.|
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