Fantasy Football News & Views
Texans | Will meet with Blake Bortles (Thu Mar 6, 10:04 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Montee Ball to get first chance to start (Wed Mar 5, 05:53 PM) [jump to this story]
Titans | Jake Locker to stay in boot for a few weeks (Wed Mar 5, 04:55 PM) [jump to this story]
Bengals | Giovani Bernard expected to have bigger role (Wed Mar 5, 03:51 PM) [jump to this story]
Titans | No change with Chris Johnson (Wed Mar 5, 12:39 PM) [jump to this story]
49ers | Colin Kaepernick looking for $20 million a year (Wed Mar 5, 12:19 PM) [jump to this story]
49ers | Anquan Boldin re-signed (Mon Mar 3, 02:17 PM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Make offer to Mike Neal Thu Mar 6, 11:28 PM
The Green Bay Packers have made a contract offer to impending free-agent LB Mike Neal, but it is not strong enough to keep him from testing the free-agent market.Link to story
Mike Neal player page
Packers | Have been talking with Andrew Quarless Thu Mar 6, 11:27 PM
The Green Bay Packers have been in regular contact with the agent for impending free-agent TE Andrew Quarless, but it is not known how serious the talks have been.Link to story
Andrew Quarless player page
Browns | Craig Robertson receives tender offer Thu Mar 6, 11:25 PM
Cleveland Browns exclusive rights free-agent LB Craig Robertson has been tendered an offer from the team and will make $575,000 next season.Link to story
Craig Robertson player page
Seahawks | Will Smith could be option Thu Mar 6, 11:20 PM
The Seattle Seahawks may show interest in free-agent DE Will Smith (Saints) if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett.Link to story
Will Smith player page
Buccaneers | Devin Hester willing to join team Thu Mar 6, 11:18 PM
Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Devin Hester said he would be open to signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, because he has played for head coach Lovie Smith before.
|Footballguys view: We think this is the most likely scenario for Hester. He could be reunited with Smith, and the team could use him as their primary return man and as depth at the wide receiver position.|
Devin Hester player page
Bears | Trevor Scott signed Thu Mar 6, 11:17 PM
The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent DE Trevor Scott (Buccaneers) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Trevor Scott player page
Jaguars | Will meet with Blake Bortles Thu Mar 6, 11:16 PM
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles said he will meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the days following his Pro Day March 19.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Bortles is even on the board when the Jaguars pick at number three overall. They're looking at all the top three quarterbacks (Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel) before the draft.|
Texans | Will meet with Blake Bortles Thu Mar 6, 10:04 PM
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles said he will meet with the Houston Texans in the days following his Pro Day March 19.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Bortles may be the favorite to be the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. New Texans head coach Bill O'Brien played against Bortles last year and came away impressed with the young quarterback. He has good size, a strong arm and Bortles can keep plays alive with his feet.|
Titans | Ropati Pitoitua contract update Thu Mar 6, 10:03 PM
Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans re-signed DE Ropati Pitoitua to a three-year deal worth $9.6 million. The deal includes a $2.175 million signing bonus.Link to story
Ropati Pitoitua player page
Redskins | Reed Doughty expects to hit market Thu Mar 6, 09:59 PM
Washington Redskins impending free-agent FS Reed Doughty said he would like to re-sign with the Redskins but expects to hit the free-agent market.Link to story
Reed Doughty player page
Eagles | Michael Vick not ruling out return Thu Mar 6, 09:44 PM
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Michael Vick has not ruled out the possibility of re-signing with the Eagles if he does not find the right fit somewhere else.
|Footballguys view: The Eagles seem to have moved on. We'll see Nick Foles as the unquestioned starter in 2014. Matt Barkley will compete with a veteran free agent or a rookie to be the primary backup behind Foles.|
Michael Vick player page
Cowboys | DeMarcus Ware willing to listen about reduced deal Thu Mar 6, 09:19 PM
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware does not want to take a pay cut but is willing to listen to the team's thoughts on a reduced deal. Ware thinks he will be back to his dominant self after undergoing elbow surgery this offseason and believes he would receive a lot of interest if he is released. Ware hopes for a quick resolution to his situation.
|Footballguys view: As of right now, the Cowboys have less than $500k in cap space. Ware has a $16 million cap number i 2014, and we think they will restructure his deal in order to clear up some money.|
DeMarcus Ware player page
Cowboys | Would like to work out Jason Verrett Thu Mar 6, 09:08 PM
The Dallas Cowboys would like to conduct a private workout with Texas Christian CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) but will be cautious because he will be undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.Link to story
NFL | Derek Carr, David Carr on same team? Thu Mar 6, 09:07 PM
Fresno State QB Derek Carr said some teams have talked with him about the possibility of drafting him and signing his brother, free-agent QB David Carr (Giants), as a mentor.
|Footballguys view: A two-Carr garage if you will. Derek is his own man, even though his game is somewhat similar to David's. We'll see if Carr can be a first-round pick like his older brother.|
David Carr player page
Bears | Josh McCown not expected back Thu Mar 6, 08:56 PM
It appears Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown likely will not re-sign with the team this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. McCown did a fantastic job as an injury replacement for Jay Cutler in 2013. He'll move on from the Bears in order to find a chance to compete for a starting opportunity elsewhere.|
Josh McCown player page
NFL | James Andrews says no issues with Cyrus Kouandjio's knee Thu Mar 6, 08:36 PM
Dr. James Andrews is sending a medical update to every NFL team that states Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio (knee) never had a failed surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament during college. Andrews said Kouandjio's performance at the NFL Scouting Combine had nothing to do with his knee. An earlier report stated Kouandjio failed several physicals at the combine.Link to story
Bills | Will be active in free agency Thu Mar 6, 08:35 PM
Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon said the team will be active during free agency this offseason. General manager Doug Whaley has said the team will not look to sign high-priced players but will be looking for players of value.
|Footballguys view: The Bills have to be active in free agency. They have several holes to fill on the team, and they have around $24 million to spend.|
Broncos | Trindon Holliday will not receive offer Thu Mar 6, 08:28 PM
The Denver Broncos will not tender an offer to restricted free-agent WR Trindon Holliday, which will make him an unrestricted free agent.
|Footballguys view: No surprises here. Holliday failed to make much of an impact in 2013. He's a dangerous return man, but ball-security issues plagued him last season.|
Trindon Holliday player page
Bills | Teammate says Jarius Byrd wants to return Thu Mar 6, 08:23 PM
Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams said he talked with impending free-agent FS Jairus Byrd Wednesday, March 5, and that Byrd wants to return to the Bills this offseason. Williams said he is not sure about Byrd's contract negotiations with the team and if a deal could be reached.
|Footballguys view: The Bills have to show Byrd the money. He could get a contract that pays him more than $8 million annually on the open market. Byrd is one of the best players in the league today at the safety position.|
Aaron Williams player page
Jairus Byrd player page
NFL | Aaron Hernandez to be charged for fight Thu Mar 6, 08:17 PM
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said his office has filed a complaint to charge free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez (Patriots) with assault and battery for his involvement in a jail altercation in February. Hodgson said the other inmate involved in the altercation will not be charged with a crime.Link to story
Aaron Hernandez player page
Buccaneers | Josh McCown, Shaun Hill could be options Thu Mar 6, 08:09 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown and Detroit Lions impending free-agent QB Shaun Hill, because they will be looking to add a backup quarterback during free agency.
|Footballguys view: The Bucs aren't sold on Mike Glennon. They will find some veteran free agent or rookie to push him in training camp for the starting job.|
Josh McCown player page
Shaun Hill player page
Bengals | Mike Pollak contract update Thu Mar 6, 08:00 PM
Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed OG Mike Pollak to a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
NFL | Darren Sharper opens up about sex scandal Thu Mar 6, 07:59 PM
Former NFL S Darren Sharper told witnesses that he and another man had sex with two women without their permission in New Orleans last September, according to a report by a New Orleans police detective. The report says the two women were under the influence of an unknown substance. Sharper has been in a Los Angeles jail since last week after turning himself in because of an arrest warrant that was issued in Louisiana.Link to story
Darren Sharper player page
Vikings | Coach would like three linemen to return Thu Mar 6, 07:41 PM
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he would like the team to re-sign impending free-agent DE Jared Allen, DE Everson Griffen and DT Kevin Williams this offseason but understands the team may not have the money to make that happen.Link to story
Kevin Williams player page
Jared Allen player page
Everson Griffen player page
Vikings | Coach would like Jerome Simpson back Thu Mar 6, 07:40 PM
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team is willing to re-sign impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson if he is interested in returning.
|Footballguys view: We can't imagine the market will be white hot for Simpson's services. We'll see if the Vikings can bring him back for a cheap price.|
Jerome Simpson player page
Browns | Alex Mack will test market Thu Mar 6, 07:29 PM
Cleveland Browns transition free-agent C Alex Mack said he still plans to test the free-agent market, even though the Browns placed the transition tag on him. 'It's an interesting position to be put into to,' Mack said. 'The transition tag will still allow me to see other teams, which is what we really wanted. ... The goal was really to feel out my options. We wanted to know what the Browns are now about, and what other teams are doing.' The Browns will have the ability to match any offer Mack receives this offseason.Link to story
Bengals | Mike Pollak agrees to terms Thu Mar 6, 07:19 PM
Kenny Zuckerman, agent for Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent OG Mike Pollak, said Pollak has agreed to terms with the Bengals on a new contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Giants | May have interest in Evan Dietrich-Smith Thu Mar 6, 07:14 PM
The New York Giants could pursue Green Bay Packers impending free-agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith if he becomes available in free agency, and they release C David Baas.Link to story
Saints | Two RFAs may not receive tender offers Thu Mar 6, 07:13 PM
The New Orleans Saints may not tender offers to restricted free-agent FB Jed Collins and WR Joe Morgan, because they likely are not willing to pay them $1.4 million next season.Link to story
Jed Collins player page
Joe Morgan player page
Saints | Rafael Bush receives tender offer Thu Mar 6, 07:10 PM
New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent SS Rafael Bush has received the lowest tender offer and would make $1.4 million in 2014 if he signs the offer.Link to story
Titans | Ropati Pitoitua receives new deal Thu Mar 6, 07:05 PM
The Tennessee Titans have re-signed DE Ropati Pitoitua to a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Ropati Pitoitua player page
Packers | John Carlson an option Thu Mar 6, 07:03 PM
The Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in impending free-agent TE John Carlson (Vikings).
|Footballguys view: The Packers will have a much different looking tight end position in 2014. They could lose free agents Jermichael Finley and Andrew Quarless this offseason.|
John Carlson player page
Jets | Interested in John Carlson Thu Mar 6, 07:02 PM
The New York Jets have shown interest in impending free-agent TE John Carlson (Vikings).Link to story
John Carlson player page
Chiefs | Two released Thu Mar 6, 06:05 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs released LB Robert James and TE Dominique Jones Thursday, March 6.Link to story
Robert James player page
Patriots | Speak with Julian Edelman Thu Mar 6, 05:37 PM
The New England Patriots discussed a new contract with impending free-agent WR Julian Edelman Thursday, March 6.
|Footballguys view: Edelman has previously stated that he won't take a home-town deal this offseason. If they want to keep him, the Patriots will have to pay him fair market value.|
Julian Edelman player page
Seahawks | Made offer to Michael Bennett Thu Mar 6, 04:43 PM
The Seattle Seahawks made an offer to impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, but he will leave it on the table to seek offers from other teams in free agency.Link to story
Michael Bennett player page
Seahawks | Michael Bennett to test free agency Thu Mar 6, 04:38 PM
The Seattle Seahawks will not be re-signing impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett before free agency opens Tuesday, March 11, according to a source.Link to story
Michael Bennett player page
Browns | Billy Cundiff re-signs Thu Mar 6, 04:13 PM
The Cleveland Browns re-signed PK Billy Cundiff to a one-year, $1.02 million deal Thursday, March 6, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Cundiff went 21 for 26 last season and had his best year since he made the Pro Bowl in 2010.|
Billy Cundiff player page
Saints | Could be open to trading Darren Sproles Thu Mar 6, 04:12 PM
The New Orleans Saints could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles, according to league sources.
|Footballguys view: The Saints looked like they made a fundamental change to the ground game, and how they use Sproles in particular. Since he was targeted 135 times in his first year with the Saints, Sproles has seen his targets take a nosedive every year. He still could be an impact player if he ends up with a team intent on using him as the Saints did that first season.|
Darren Sproles player page
Saints | Shopping Lance Moore Thu Mar 6, 04:11 PM
The New Orleans Saints are shopping WR Lance Moore to other teams, per league sources.
|Footballguys view: Moore had one very good season in 2012, but otherwise his impact has been very up and down for the Saints. There are multiple teams who could use a role playing receiver, but how much they'll pay New Orleans for him is a big question.|
Lance Moore player page
Jaguars | Could be interested in Michael Vick Thu Mar 6, 04:08 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be interested in signing Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Michael Vick.
|Footballguys view: Vick is this year's "gets us though the next year or so" bridge quarterback. He can do just enough to improve your situation short term. But long term, the Jaguars are still in need of a quarterback.|
Michael Vick player page
Saints | Shopping Pierre Thomas Thu Mar 6, 04:04 PM
The New Orleans Saints are shopping RB Pierre Thomas to other teams, per league sources.
|Footballguys view: Looks like someone is all in on Mark Ingram - and drafting/signing another running back. It's hard to imagine someone trading for Thomas, so he will probably be cut and catch on elsewhere.|
Pierre Thomas player page
Cardinals | Alameda Ta'amu re-signs Thu Mar 6, 04:03 PM
The Arizona Cardinals re-signed exclusive rights free-agent DT Alameda Ta'amu to an undisclosed one-year deal Thursday, March 6.Link to story
Alameda Taamu player page
Giants | Jon Beason will represent himself Thu Mar 6, 04:00 PM
New York Giants impending free agent LB Jon Beason has emailed teams to tell them he will represent himself in free agency. Teams can not answer back yet due to tampering rules.
|Footballguys view: What's the saying about lawyers who take themselves for a client? Beason may not be a fool, but few players seem to do themselves a service by repping themselves. Beason isn't likely to be a red hot property but he should see some interest.|
Jon Beason player page
Colts | Joe Reitz gets qualifying offer Thu Mar 6, 03:59 PM
Indianapolis Colts restricted free agent OG Joe Reitz received a qualifying offer from the team Thursday, March 6.Link to story
Colts | Josh Gordy gets qualifying offer Thu Mar 6, 03:59 PM
Indianapolis Colts restricted free agent CB Josh Gordy received a qualifying offer from the team Thursday, March 6.Link to story
Josh Gordy player page
Colts | Cam Johnson gets exclusive rights tender Thu Mar 6, 03:56 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Cam Johnson recieved an exclusive rights tender from the team Thursday, March 6.Link to story
Vikings | Release Greg Childs Thu Mar 6, 03:41 PM
The Minnesota Vikings released WR Greg Childs Thursday, March 6.
|Footballguys view: It's unfortunate that Childs never got the chance to hit the field, hampered by injuries leaving college and in training camp. He may see another chance elsewhere, assuming his knees prove stable.|
Greg Childs player page
Vikings | Release Letroy Guion Thu Mar 6, 03:41 PM
The Minnesota Vikings released DT Letroy Guion Thursday, March 6.
|Footballguys view: We saw some cheering on Twitter for this. Guion was going to be an expensive player this year and his production and snap count didn't merit it.|
Letroy Guion player page
Packers | John Kuhn will head to free agency Thu Mar 6, 03:33 PM
Green Bay Packers impending free agent FB John Kuhn will not get a new deal before the beginning of free agency. Kuhn will keep in touch with the team and there is a possibility that he could return.
|Footballguys view: The Packers seem to be making some interesting choices, though if Kuhn was looking for a sizable payday, it wasn't going to happen in Green Bay. A solid blocker who did a lot of off-tackle goal-line diving, Kuhn could end up back in Green Bay as fullbacks aren't exactly hot commodities.|
John Kuhn player page