Fantasy Football News & Views
Browns | Johnny Manziel impressing OC (Fri May 22, 01:20 PM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Dallas unlikely to add Ray Rice (Fri May 22, 11:31 AM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Mike Zimmer talks Adrian Peterson (Fri May 22, 09:42 AM) [jump to this story]
Cardinals | Carson Palmer sees ticking clock (Fri May 22, 09:34 AM) [jump to this story]
Jets | Geno Smith is starter (Wed May 20, 02:55 PM) [jump to this story]
Raiders | Derek Carr has finger injury (Tue May 19, 06:09 PM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Sanjay Lal talks Buffalo WRs Tue May 19, 09:10 AM
Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal discussed the team's wide receivers in great detail Monday, May 18, saying he likes the flexibility among the corps and their ability to execute on the field. Lal believes Bills WR Sammy Watkins can become a complete receiver, and he praised WR Robert Woods' ability as a route runner. Lal doesn't want to pigeonhole WR Percy Harvin as being a gadget-play receiver.
|Footballguys view: The Bills have almost everything for a playoff run...and they certainly have a fine group of wide receivers. The talent is there, but fantasy owners need to recognize that this is going to be a run-heavy offense featuring superstar running back LeSean McCoy. Buffalo is set up with quality talent on both sides of the ball, but they still lack a good quarterback. We'll see if Matt Cassel, E.J. Manuel or Tyrod Taylor can take advantage and be decent with the star talent around them.|
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Seahawks | Make two roster moves Tue May 19, 07:10 AM
Free-agent TE Earnest Pettway (Chiefs) and DL Charles Tuaau (Chiefs) were both signed by the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Tuaau regularly made plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage when he was the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Texas A&M (Commerce). Pettway was an athletic tight end from Villanova with good speed down the seam. Both are long shots to make the final roster or even the practice squad in Seattle.|
Falcons | William Moore hopes to be cleared soon Mon May 18, 10:39 PM
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (shoulder) said he hopes to receive clearance to practice in a few weeks. He said he is still rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder but his body feels good.
|Footballguys view: Moore is expected to be one of the starting safeties in 2015 if he is healthy. Getting Moore back would boost the Falcons secondary. They'll also benefit from a better group of pass-rushers up front.|
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Titans | David Cobb asked to drop weight Mon May 18, 09:45 PM
Tennessee Titans RB David Cobb has been asked by the team to drop some weight but was nor given a specific number. Cobb said he weighs 232 pounds but wants to be around 225 pounds.
|Footballguys view: Cobb needs to lose a bit of bad weight, but he's a big back so 225 sounds about right. He's a powerful runner with natural instincts for running the ball. We like him to win the starting job for the Titans eventually as Bishop Sankey is no answer. Cobb could benefit from fellow rookie Jalston Fowler blasting open holes as the fullback. He's not an ankle-breaker, but Cobb creates his own space as a runner by running guys over and wearing defenders down.|
Jets | Jeremy Kerley may return punts Mon May 18, 08:36 PM
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley is one of the leading candidates to be the team's punt returner in 2015, according to special teams coach Bobby April.
|Footballguys view: Kerley is going to be pushed by rookie Devin Smith for the WR3 job behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. He's got the agility and burst to make plays in the open field as a return man.|
Jeremy Kerley player page
Jets | Devin Smith may not be returner Mon May 18, 08:32 PM
New York Jets WR Devin Smith may not be a candidate for the kick or punt returner job this season since he does not have much experience in the role, according to special teams coach Bobby April.
|Footballguys view: Smith certainly has the speed to make big plays as a return man if needed. We'll see if he starts getting some experience on special teams during his rookie season with the Jets.|
Saints | Malcome Kennedy waived/injured Mon May 18, 08:07 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Malcome Kennedy (undisclosed) was waived/injured Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Kennedy has good size (205 pounds) for a possession receiver, but his speed and athleticism leave a lot to be desired.|
Chargers | Joseph Barksdale visits Mon May 18, 07:27 PM
Free-agent OT Joseph Barksdale (Rams) met with the San Diego Chargers Monday, May 18, but no deal is imminent at this time, according to a source. Barksdale is looking to sign with a team that will give him a chance to compete for a starting job.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers are continuing to look for help on the offensive line. Barksdale graded out positively as a pass-protector last year, but he hasn't found the right spot yet on the open market. If the Chargers add him, then that would allow them to move D.J. Fluker inside to right guard.|
Patriots | Devin Gardner cut Mon May 18, 07:20 PM
New England Patriots WR Devin Gardner was waived Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Gardner is a big target (6'4" 215 pounds) with the wingspan to play above the rim. He's incredibly raw as a receiver and needs to get better running routes and understanding how to set up defenders before making his break. Gardner has enough raw talent to warrant getting a look somewhere else, but he's a longshot to make a final roster.|
Cardinals | Ifeanyi Momah likely to make team Mon May 18, 07:01 PM
Arizona Cardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah has a good chance to make the team's final roster following the retirement of TE John Carlson. Momah is likely to make the full-time switch to tight end, after playing wide receiver in high school and college. Momah is expected to earn a spot on the Cardinals' depth chart behind tight ends Troy Niklas and Darren Fells.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Momah can make the final roster, but we're not expecting him to be much of a fantasy factor--even for fantasy owners in super deep dynasty leagues. Momah was an undrafted free agent out of Boston College in 2013. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was released during final cuts. Last year he spent time with the Browns and the Lions.|
Cardinals | Sign Gerald Christian Mon May 18, 05:46 PM
Arizona Cardinals rookie TE Gerald Christian signed a four-year deal Monday, May 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Christian was the NFL's "Mr. Irrelevant" as the final pick in the 2015 NFL draft. He's a talented move tight end who can make difficult catches seem routine. Christian is not a great blocker and is not on a team that uses the tight end that much. He'll be a longshot to make the final roster, but he has an intriguing skill set.|
Cardinals | David Johnson signs with AZ Mon May 18, 05:42 PM
Arizona Cardinals rookie RB David Johnson signed an undisclosed deal Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Johnson is a big back who can grind down opponents as the game goes on. He's a determined runner with an efficient style. Johnson's not going to break any ankles in the open field, but he can run through arm tackles consistently. He'll make for a power change-of-pace back behind Andre Ellington this year.|
Browns | Vince Mayle signs Mon May 18, 05:20 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Vince Mayle signed an undisclosed contract Monday, May 18. Terms were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: The Browns liked Mayle enough to select him in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. He's your classic possession receiver with a big frame (6'2" 225 pounds), and he can win at the point of the catch because of his strength. Drops are a problem for Mayle (14 drops in 2014), so he has to improve his concentration if he wants to have a good pro career.|
Redskins | Make roster moves Mon May 18, 04:38 PM
Washington Redskins QB Connor Halliday and WR Tyler Rutenbeck were waived Monday, May 18. The Redskins also signed QB Hutson Mason.
|Footballguys view: Halliday apparently retired before his pro career began. Mason is a camp arm only, and we feel he'll eventually wind up in another league (CFL, AFL) if he wants to continue playing football.|
Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill signs extension Mon May 18, 04:13 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill signed an extension through the 2020 season Monday, May 18. Tannehill's new deal includes four new contract years and up to $77 million in new money. The deal is worth $95.27 million over six total years, with options for 2015 and 2016 added in.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins secure their franchise quarterback with a new long-term deal. He's steadily improved as a pro, and Tannehill could take a big step forward in 2015. The Dolphins have put much better weapons around him this season with the addition of guys like Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Jordan Cameron. Tannehill should be a top-10 fantasy quarterback in 2015.|
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Cowboys | Make two roster moves Mon May 18, 03:32 PM
Dallas Cowboys FB Jed Collins was released Monday, May 18, and FB Tyler Clutts was re-signed to an undisclosed contract.
|Footballguys view: Clutts has started nine games in the NFL over the last four years. He started one game last year for the Cowboys and scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard catch in the playoff loss against the Packers.|
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Titans | Tevin Westbrook signed Mon May 18, 02:45 PM
Undrafted free-agent TE Tevin Westbrook (Florida) signed an undisclosed contract with the Tennessee Titans Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Westbrook caught eight passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns last year for the Gators. He's a big target, measuring in at 6'5" 256 pounds.|
Titans | Lache Seastrunk cut Mon May 18, 02:42 PM
Tennessee Titans RB Lache Seastrunk was released Monday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Seastrunk is incredibly fast, but he's not a patient or disciplined runner. A 2014 sixth-round pick by Washington, Seastrunk has already bounced around in the pros. He's unlikely to latch on permanently anywhere.|
Jaguars | Rashade Greene signs Mon May 18, 02:39 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene signed his rookie contract Monday, May 18. Terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Greene can play on the outside or in the slot. He's got the speed to take the top off the defense in a hurry. Greene can make defenders miss in the open field, and he's got the burst to get out of his breaks without losing speed. He plays larger than his size (5'11" 185 pounds), and Greene should be able to compete for playing time from day one with Jacksonville.|
Redskins | Matt Jones gives WAS depth Mon May 18, 02:12 PM
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones will be helping take some of the load off RB Alfred Morris this season. 'If you want to commit to running the football, you [got to] have a couple guys that can tote it,' head coach Jay Gruden said.
|Footballguys view: Another day, another Matt Jones story. He's a power player with little nuance to his game. Jones is efficient with his style (and has the capability to be a decent receiver), but we don't see him being a true bellcow back at the pro level.|
Ravens | Javorius Allen showing promise for BAL Mon May 18, 01:46 PM
Baltimore Ravens rookie RB Javorius Allen has caught the eye of the Raven's coaching staff with his work in the passing game during rookie minicamp this offseason.
|Footballguys view: This should come as a surprise to no one. He averaged 11.3 yards per catch over the last two seasons in college at USC. Allen has good lateral agility and can create on his own in the open field. He'll work his way onto the field as a change-of-pace back for the Ravens behind Justin Forsett.|
Cowboys | Dez Bryant attends offseason program Mon May 18, 01:11 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is participating in the strength and conditioning program, despite being at odds with the Cowboys regarding his current contract. 'I wanted to be here for my teammates,' Bryant said. 'In the past two years that locker room has changed. There is something special in there.' If Bryant isn't given a long-term deal, he may not practice with the team until late July when training camp begins.
|Footballguys view: The two sides have until July 15th to reach a new long-term deal. Bryant is a top-5 receiver in the game today, and he'll be compensated as such...either by Dallas or by some other team. If he doesn't get a new long-term deal, then Bryant can play on the one-year franchise tender of $12.8 million.|
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Bills | EJ Manuel fighting for roster spot? Mon May 18, 10:06 AM
Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel needs to show serious progress in organized team activities and training camp or he could be released before the season, in the opinion of beat writer Joe Buscaglia.
|Footballguys view: Manuel was the team's first-round pick in 2013 with the idea that he could be the quarterback of the future. That has all changed now after two seasons of injury, inconsistency and disappointment. Manuel is big, athletic and has a strong arm but he fails to make decisions quickly (or throw accurately) as a passer. He's competing with Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor for the starting job in Buffalo.|
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Saints | Josh Morgan signs Mon May 18, 07:50 AM
Free-agent WR Josh Morgan (Bears) signed with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, May 17. Morgan was targeted just 19 times last year with 10 catches for 70 yards.
|Footballguys view: Morgan ran 239 routes last year and moved the chains four times on his 10 receptions. He's barely hanging on in the league at this point in his career, and Morgan is no lock to make the Saints final roster.|
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Broncos | Shane Ray will likely be limited Mon May 18, 07:44 AM
Denver Broncos DE Shane Ray (toe) is likely to be limited in his work at minicamp this week, if he can participate. The team just lost TE Jeff Heuerman, their third-round pick, to a torn ACL and the Broncos do not want another higher-profile rookie injury.
|Footballguys view: Ray's turf toe did not require surgery to repair, but the Broncos want to make sure he's healed properly before they push him too much in practice. We'll likely see the rookie pass-rusher limited in practice until the team gets to training camp. Ray will serve as a backup pass-rusher this year for the Broncos, spelling DeMarcus Ware or Von Miller on certain downs.|
Vikings | Norv Turner opening up offense Sun May 17, 10:39 PM
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has opened up the playbook to give receivers more chances to make explosive plays, head coach Mike Zimmer said at rookie minicamp.
|Footballguys view: We believe in Turner as an offensive coordinator. We also believe in second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. It's a good sign that Bridgewater is ready for an expanded playbook, and the Vikings have added weapons this year to the passing game like WR Mike Wallace. They could have a more robust passing game than some think in 2015.|
Redskins | Matt Jones loves the offense Sun May 17, 10:18 PM
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said that he loves the offense and has a chip on his shoulder after not being used properly while in college. 'My college career wasn't what I wanted it to be (because) of the offense I was in,' Jones said Saturday, May 16. 'I love (Washington's) offense. I love getting downhill. I think that's what they drafted me for. I can add more size, more catching out of the backfield, more blocking. I feel like I can do it all and complement Alfred Morris at the same time.'
|Footballguys view: We could see Jones get some playing time when Morris needs a breather. At this time, there's no need to think that Jones is going to have anything more than a complementary part-time role. Some have compared Jones' skill set to Marshawn Lynch (ugh), but we compare Jones to former Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis....and he's a poor man's version at that.|
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Redskins | Evan Spencer misses minicamp Sun May 17, 08:50 PM
Washington Redskins WR Evan Spencer (hamstring) did not participate in rookie minicamp Saturday, May 16.
|Footballguys view: The sixth-round pick out of Ohio State is primarily a possession receiver with limited explosiveness off the line of scrimmage or in and out of his breaks. The team will monitor him closely so they don't bring him back too soon. Spencer is a team-first guy, a hard worker and comes from a football family. His dad, Tim Spencer, is the running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his brother is an area scout for Washington.|
Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo ready to succeed? Sun May 17, 08:41 PM
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo's quick decision making and accuracy fit well with New England's playbook that includes quick-rhythm passes as part of the foundation, and Bucky Brooks of NFL.com believes the Patriots will continue to use the diverse aerial attack that is used when QB Tom Brady is under center when Garoppolo starts.
|Footballguys view: We'll have to wait and see if Brady's suspension sticks before getting too excited about Garoppolo. He's looked good in preseason reps and limited regular season action, but we'd like to see what he looks like when teams have more film of him to study. We feel a simplified offense that leaned on the ground game would be a wiser approach with a young quarterback who used to go into a shell in college when under duress.|
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Cowboys | Five more years for Jason Witten? Sun May 17, 08:24 PM
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said Sunday, May 17, that he and QB Tony Romo could play four or five more years if they continue to play like they did last season.
|Footballguys view: We'll pump the brakes on this. Witten is entering his 13th season, and he's not quite the same player he used to be. He should still be able to put up top-10 fantasy tight end numbers this season, but we're not so sure he can stay with the Cowboys for five more years.|
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Cowboys | Dallas going to miss DeMarco Murray? Sun May 17, 07:16 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is going to be missed by his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, according to retired WR Michael Irvin. 'I want to upchuck sometimes when I hear the thoughts of others and (they say), 'Oh, you can put any running back behind that offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys,' Irvin said. 'I say, 'Really? Why did they hand the ball off to DeMarco Murray 392 times? Why didn't they stick anybody back there last year?' Because they already knew.'
|Footballguys view: Of course they're going to miss Murray! He's better than any of the current options they have as Murray is one of the best running backs in the game today. The Cowboys did not add a running back in the 2015 NFL draft, instead option to see what Darren McFadden or Joseph Randle could do behind their monstrous (and incredibly talented) offensive line.|
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Saints | Antonio Johnson signed Sun May 17, 04:33 PM
The New Orleans Saints have signed undrafted free-agent OL Antonio Johnson (North Texas). In a corresponding move, they have released LB Stephon Sanders.
|Footballguys view: Johnson had previously tried out for the New York Jets. He was with the Saints during rookie minicamp last week, and he must have done enough to warrant getting signed. At 6'5" 305 pounds, Johnson has good athleticism, missed only limited time due to injury and rarely gave up a sack for the Mean Green.|
Saints | Zach Hocker signed Sun May 17, 04:23 PM
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent PK Zach Hocker (Dolphins).Link to story
Saints | Kyle Prater signed Sun May 17, 03:51 PM
The New Orleans Saints have signed undrafted free-agent WR Kyle Prater (Northwestern), following a tryout during their rookie minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Prater is a huge target, measuring in at 6'5" 235 pounds. In his final season at Northwestern, Prater caught 51 passes for 535 yards and two touchdowns. He spent last week at rookie minicamp with the Browns but now finds his way to the Saints. He started his college career at USC where he was coached by John Morton. Today, Morton is the wide receivers coach with the Saints. Prater never played up to his physical potential in college, but he's worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues.|
Titans | Marcus Mariota to work on deal Sun May 17, 01:58 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to begin contract talks with the team Monday, May 18, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: With a rookie salary cap in place, first-round deals rarely hit any snags in the negotiation process. The Titans are happy to have Mariota as their franchise quarterback, and we don't foresee much if any problems getting him signed to his first deal.|
Broncos | Shane Ray may practice Monday Sun May 17, 10:25 AM
Denver Broncos DE Shane Ray (toe) may be able to participate in some of the drills during practice Monday, May 18, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
|Footballguys view: The Broncos will take it easy on Ray as he continues to deal with turf toe. The injury did not require surgery, but it can linger if not given the proper amount of time to heal. They moved up in the first round to select Ray, and he should play as a part-time pass-rusher at outside linebacker behind stars Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.|
Patriots | Tom Brady taking part in workouts Sun May 17, 09:45 AM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has not missed any of the workouts this offseason.
|Footballguys view: He's only suspended for the time being. The suspension is being appealed, and we may see Brady's sentence reduced to just a couple of games or zero games. There's no need for him to be skipping workouts.|
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Broncos | Cody Latimer to play on outside Sat May 16, 11:45 PM
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer will step in as an outside receiver when the team uses three-receiver sets this year.
|Footballguys view: This move was anticipated ever since the Broncos moved up to draft Latimer in the second round last year. Emmanuel Sanders can move back inside to his more natural position in the slot, and Latimer can be a force on the outside. Latimer has a large wingspan, great leaping ability and he can be dominant at the point of the catch. This offense under Gary Kubiak won't utilize three wide receivers that often, so make sure to temper your expectations for the talented second-year wide receiver.|
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Redskins | Matt Jones shows versatility Sat May 16, 09:59 PM
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones ran crisp routes and showed good hands out of the backfield during rookie minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Jones was used sparingly as a receiver in college at Florida with only 19 receptions over three years. He did flash the ability to snare passes quickly, secure them cleanly and get upfield smoothly. Apparently, he's getting more of a chance to showcase that skillset in rookie minicamp.|
Browns | Johnny Manziel intends to start Sat May 16, 07:37 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel intends to be the team's 2015 starter, according to teammate CB Joe Haden. 'He's a competitor. I think it's all about competition. We have Josh McCown. We have Johnny. We have (Connor) Shaw. All those guys. Just all of them feel like they can win the starting job,' said Haden.
|Footballguys view: We love the confidence, but we have serious questions about Manziel's ability to play at the pro level. He's a running quarterback--and that always has fantasy value--but he needs to prove that he can decipher defenses as he's dropping back. Manziel looked horrible as a rookie, and the team may be moving on from him as their potential franchise quarterback. He has a long way to go before he's even a halfway decent starter.|
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Eagles | Mark Sanchez could be best option for PHI Sat May 16, 07:26 PM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez could be the team's best bet for a starting quarterback. Sanchez went 4-4 after taking over as the starter last season, and finished the campaign with a career best 64.1 completion percentage. Sanchez has played all but one game during his six-year career, showing health that's lacked by the Eagles' other options.
|Footballguys view: Sanchez is a decent starter in this offense, and he may prove to be a better (healthier) option than Sam Bradford. We like Bradford's accuracy and anticipation as a passer, but his pro career has been plagued by numerous severe injuries. We'll see how this shakes out in training camp. The Eagles starting quarterback is fantasy relevant, but at varying levels depending on who wins the job.|
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Cowboys | Joseph Randle needs team's trust Sat May 16, 07:24 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle has the skills to lead the team's backfield in 2015 but he'll need to work on his off-field issues, according to Jon Machota of SportsDayDFW.com. Randle will need to prove to his coaches he can stay out of trouble and be relied on every week.
|Footballguys view: Randle has good speed to attack a defense, and he may have an opportunity to prove himself with a larger role in 2015. Veteran Darren McFadden can be penciled in as the team's starter right now, but his injury history reads like Infinite Jest. If McFadden is hurt again, Randle could step in to start and produce RB1 numbers because of that incredible offensive line. Keep an eye on Randle on and off the field during training camp.|
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta likely to start on PUP Sat May 16, 07:06 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will likely begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Pitta's hip injury could be career-ending, but he's working on the road to recovery at this time. The Ravens aren't counting on him, and that's why they drafted Maxx Williams in the 2015 NFL draft.|
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Redskins | WAS invites two QBs to minicamp Sat May 16, 03:38 PM
The Washington Redskins have invited undrafted free-agent QBs Huston Mason (Georgia) and Anthony Neyer (Southern California) to participate in the team's rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Mason is nothing more than a camp arm in our eyes. Neyer on the other hand is kind of interesting in a Matt Cassel sort of way. During his senior season at USC (after walking onto the football team), he played in just one game, rushing twice for five yards. Neither are likely to do much of anything at the pro level.|
Redskins | Connor Halliday retires Sat May 16, 03:30 PM
Washington Redskins QB Connor Halliday has announced his retirement.
|Footballguys view: We just hated to see Halliday suffer season-ending and career-threatening leg injuries last year. In college at Washington State he was a prolific passer, throwing for a school-record 11,304 yards -- along with 90 touchdown passes in 35 games. He was an interesting undrafted quarterback to keep an eye on in super deep dynasty leagues, but he chose to lead his life in a different direction.|
Cardinals | David Johnson praised by HC Sat May 16, 01:51 PM
Arizona Cardinals rookie RB David Johnson was recently lauded by head coach Bruce Arians. '[He's] very, very bright. The kid can do anything as far as a wide receiver, running back, full back,' Arians said. 'He will find a niche quick because he can learn so much.'
|Footballguys view: Johnson should work well as a power complementary back behind Andre Ellington. He's a swift runner with a determined style. There's not a lot of nuance to his game, but Johnson can be counted on when tough yards are needed.|
Broncos | Trevor Siemian signs deal Sat May 16, 11:00 AM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian signed a four-year contract with the team Friday, May 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: We have no idea why the Broncos would draft Siemian. His film at Northwestern was bad, and he had trouble staying in the starting lineup as a collegian. His throwing motion is a 3/4 release, and he struggles with accuracy on passes 10 yards or more downfield. He'll be on the practice squad this year for Denver, but they could also put him on season-ending Injured Reserve as he's still recovering from a knee injury he suffered last year.|
Browns | Randall Telfer may not play in 2015 Sat May 16, 10:49 AM
Cleveland Browns TE Randall Telfer (foot) is recovering from foot surgery, and the team is not sure if he will be able to play in 2015. Head coach Mike Pettine said there is a chance Telfer could play near the end of the season.
|Footballguys view: Look for him to either be put on season-ending Injured Reserve or on the PUP list to begin the season. Even when healthy, Telfer is not a fantasy factor as he's mainly a run-blocking tight end.|
Browns | Phil Taylor should be ready for camp Sat May 16, 10:45 AM
Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor (knee) said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Taylor said he should be able to do some things during the upcoming minicamp.
|Footballguys view: We've always had an appreciation for the player Taylor is and could be....but injuries have taken his career off track. The Browns gave themselves fantastic depth (and a potential star) at the position when they selected Danny Shelton (Washington) in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.|
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta optimistic Sat May 16, 10:40 AM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) said he is feeling good and is optimistic about playing in 2015. He has been participating in offseason workouts and is allowed to run and cut. Pitta has also been running routes and catching patches during practice.
|Footballguys view: We're not as optimistic about Pitta's return. The hip problem he has could be career-threatening, and the Ravens have prepared for a future without him by selecting Maxx Williams in the 2015 NFL draft. Fantasy owners should not be expecting a comeback here, but make sure to watch his progress.|
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