Fantasy Football News & Views
Browns | Josh McCown signs with Cleveland (Fri Feb 27, 06:29 PM) [jump to this story]
Falcons | Steven Jackson to be cut (Thu Feb 26, 07:23 PM) [jump to this story]
NFL | League to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling (Thu Feb 26, 03:31 PM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Dallas afraid to pay Dez Bryant (Thu Feb 26, 08:53 AM) [jump to this story]
Cardinals | Carson Palmer might restructure (Thu Feb 26, 12:57 AM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Miami shopping Mike Wallace (Wed Feb 25, 09:59 PM) [jump to this story]
Lions | Reggie Bush released (Wed Feb 25, 05:22 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Ted Ginn an option for Cleveland Wed Feb 25, 01:52 PM
Free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Cardinals) is receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Browns won't use Ginn much as a receiver, but they could certainly be interested in him as a return man.|
Ted Ginn player page
NFL | J.J. Nelson posts fastest 40 time Wed Feb 25, 12:38 PM
Alabama-Birmingham WR J.J. Nelson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, which was the fastest time among all of the prospects.
|Footballguys view: Awesome. It would be even better if he didn't weight 150 pounds. Teams are concerned about players in the 170s....so Nelson might get a camp invite, but we can't imagine teams falling all over themselves for such a small (yet explosive) player.|
Ravens | Jacoby Jones released Wed Feb 25, 12:31 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones was released Wednesday, Feb. 25.
|Footballguys view: Things change pretty quick around here. Just last March, Jones signed a four-year deal with the Ravens with $4.5 million guaranteed...now he's looking for a job. Teams should be interested in him, mainly because of his ability as a return man.|
Jacoby Jones player page
49ers | Ricky Jean-Francois to visit Wed Feb 25, 12:07 PM
Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Colts) is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers interest makes a ton of sense. Jean-Francois played under new head coach Jim Tomsula when he was with the team from 2009-2012. The 49ers need a backup plan in case Justin Smith decides to retire.|
Ricky Jean-Francois player page
Redskins | Meeting with Ricky Jean-Francois Wed Feb 25, 12:07 PM
Free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (Colts) is scheduled to meet with the Washington Redskins this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Colts made the move to get rid of Jean-Francois in an effort to gain more salary cap space. He could still be an effective player for the right team. Washington could use Jean-Francois at left end because they're expected to lose Jarvis Jenkins in free agency.|
Ricky Jean-Francois player page
Giants | Peyton Hillis released Wed Feb 25, 10:34 AM
New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis was released Wednesday, Feb. 25. The move saves $945,000 on the 2015 salary cap.
|Footballguys view: Hillis has had each of the last two seasons of his pro career ended by concussions. He hasn't been the same player (thanks Madden!) since rushing for over 1,000 yards with the Browns in 2010. Hillis may not get that much interest in a strong RB draft and free agent class.|
Peyton Hillis player page
Browns | James Casey to visit Cleveland Wed Feb 25, 10:32 AM
Free-agent TE James Casey (Eagles) will visit the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Feb. 25.
|Footballguys view: The Browns are likely to lose Jordan Cameron in free agency. They'll need help at the tight end position, and that's why they're looking at Casey.|
James Casey player page
NFL | Edgar Jones retires Wed Feb 25, 07:45 AM
Free-agent LB Edgar Jones (Browns) has announced his retirement after seven seasons in the NFL.Link to story
Edgar Jones player page
Ravens | Owen Daniels wants to return to BAL Wed Feb 25, 07:36 AM
Free-agent TE Owen Daniels (Ravens) has expressed interest in returning to the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
|Footballguys view: Many think Daniels will follow Gary Kubiak (again) to Denver. He could stick around in Baltimore as the future for Dennis Pitta (hip) is up in the air. We can't imagine Daniels getting a ton of money on the open market.|
Owen Daniels player page
Jets | Interest in Byron Maxwell Wed Feb 25, 07:30 AM
Free-agent CB Byron Maxwell (Seahawks) is expected to have the New York Jets among the primary teams interested in him.
|Footballguys view: Maxwell is going to generate quite a bit of interest on the open market. Earlier reports have the Eagles as the frontrunner for his services. However, the Jets need to make a move at the CB position, and Maxwell might be their guy...stay tuned.|
Raiders | OAK may make run at Randall Cobb Wed Feb 25, 07:24 AM
Free-agent WR Randall Cobb (Packers) may be targeted by the Oakland Raiders if he reaches free agency.
|Footballguys view: The Raiders have a ton of money to spend in free agency, and we're expecting them to make a run at several big players. Cobb would be a great fit in the offense, and he'd give Derek Carr a quality target.|
Randall Cobb player page
Chargers | Relocation not bothering Philip Rivers Wed Feb 25, 07:19 AM
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not letting recent talk about the team leaving San Diego influence him about re-signing. 'Is the location of this team going to be a deciding factor?' Rivers said in a radio station interview. 'I can't honestly tell you that it will be.'
|Footballguys view: We'll see Rivers get an extension with the Chargers in the near future. He's had a career resurgence under head coach Mike McCoy. It wouldn't surprise us to see him get a deal that keeps him with the Chargers for the rest of his career.|
Philip Rivers player page
Raiders | Nick Roach may sit out next season Wed Feb 25, 07:15 AM
Oakland Raiders MLB Nick Roach (head) is still having headaches related to a concussion he suffered last season, and he may not play next season according to team sources.Link to story
Nick Roach player page
Dolphins | Miami wants to keep Rishard Matthews Wed Feb 25, 02:03 AM
The Miami Dolphins would like to keep WR Rishard Matthews, who has a low cap number of just $673,403.Link to story
Rishard Matthews player page
Dolphins | Brandon Gibson facing uncertainty Wed Feb 25, 02:03 AM
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson has a cap number of $4.3 million for 2015. He has not been told by the team what their plans are for him next season.Link to story
Brandon Gibson player page
Dolphins | Brian Hartline costly in 2015 Wed Feb 25, 02:02 AM
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline has not been informed of his status for 2015, but he has a current cap number of $7.3 million.
|Footballguys view: We can't imagine the Dolphins keeping him around at that price tag. Hartline has $4.2 million left in dead money on his contract, so perhaps the team is going to restructure his deal instead of releasing him.|
Brian Hartline player page
Dolphins | Koa Misi could move positions Wed Feb 25, 02:02 AM
Miami Dolphins LB Koa Misi could be moved from middle to strong-side linebacker if the team acquires a starting-caliber linebacker in free agency. Head coach Joe Philbin said the move of Misi to middle linebacker last season did not work out 'as well as I would have liked it to work.'Link to story
Koa Misi player page
Dolphins | Miami interested in Mason Foster Wed Feb 25, 02:01 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Mason Foster is a player the Miami Dolphins are reportedly interested in, as they search for a starting linebacker in the offseason.Link to story
Mason Foster player page
Dolphins | Expected to pursue David Harris Wed Feb 25, 02:00 AM
The Miami Dolphins are expected to pursue free-agent LB David Harris (Jets), as team management has told multiple people they want to add a starting linebacker. Dolphins president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum drafted Harris out of Michigan in 2007.Link to story
David Harris player page
Dolphins | Want Jimmy Wilson back Wed Feb 25, 02:00 AM
The Miami Dolphins are interested in bringing back impending free-agent CB Jimmy Wilson.Link to story
Jimmy Wilson player page
Dolphins | Interested in re-signing Louis Delmas Wed Feb 25, 01:59 AM
The Miami Dolphins are interested in re-signing impending free-agent FS Louis Delmas.Link to story
Louis Delmas player page
Dolphins | Jason Trusnik won't return Wed Feb 25, 01:59 AM
The Miami Dolphins have decided not to re-sign impending free-agent LB Jason Trusnik, barring a last-minute change.Link to story
Jason Trusnik player page
Dolphins | Dannell Ellerbe might not be back Wed Feb 25, 01:58 AM
The Miami Dolphins have not informed LB Dannell Ellerbe of his status for 2015, but many expect he might be released.Link to story
Dannell Ellerbe player page
Dolphins | Philip Wheeler not likely to return Wed Feb 25, 01:57 AM
The Miami Dolphins have not informed LB Philip Wheeler of his status for 2015, but many expect he might be released.Link to story
Philip Wheeler player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant's career in jeopardy? Tue Feb 24, 10:30 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's NFL career could be in jeopardy if a video he allegedly appears is as bad as it sounds. A source said the 'incriminating video of Dallas Cowboys superstar receiver Dez Bryant is being released today or tomorrow, and is so bad it's 'five times worse than the Ray Rice video and that his football career is in jeopardy.' The Cowboys have claimed no such video exists.
|Footballguys view: This mysterious video will reach the surface eventually if it does exist. Bryant has no arrests during his time in the NFL, but the police have been called to his house six times. The Cowboys are likely to use the franchise tag on Bryant, but a long-term deal might be difficult to agree to if these off-field concerns heat up.|
Dez Bryant player page
Ravens | Working to restructure Ladarius Webb's deal Tue Feb 24, 09:21 PM
The Baltimore Ravens are working to restructure the contract of CB Lardarius Webb, who has a $12 million salary cap figure and $8 million base salary for 2015. Cutting Webb would create $10 million in dead money and save just $2 million.Link to story
Lardarius Webb player page
Ravens | Trying to restructure Haloti Ngata's deal Tue Feb 24, 09:20 PM
The Baltimore Ravens are trying to restructure the contract of DT Haloti Ngata, as he heads into the final year of a five-year, $61 million deal.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if the two sides can get something done here. Ngata carries a team-high $16 million salary cap figure and $8.5 million base salary.|
Haloti Ngata player page
Rams | Jake Long likely to be released Tue Feb 24, 09:20 PM
The St. Louis Rams are likely to released OT Jake Long this offseason for savings against the salary cap, according to beat writer Nick Wagoner.
|Footballguys view: Long has a cap hit of $10.5 million this year, but there's only $2.5 million left in dead money. He's a talented player when healthy, but he's rarely been able to stay off the injury report. We'll see Greg Robinson take over at left tackle for the Rams.|
Browns | CLE interested in Mike Glennon? Tue Feb 24, 09:19 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon is a player the Cleveland Browns are believed to be interested in, according to two league sources.
|Footballguys view: There haven't been any formal offers, but if the Buccaneers are willing to deal Glennon he is a name worth watching. The Bucs will have their franchise QB when they select Jameis Winston with the number one pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Glennon might be able to fetch them a third-round pick (or so) by a team interested in a quarterback with 19 games experience, a strong arm and decent upside.|
Mike Glennon player page
Buccaneers | TB eyeing Jameis Winston at No. 1? Tue Feb 24, 07:51 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston could be top draft priority for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport said he hasn't talked to a single person who doesn't think Tampa Bay will take Winston with the first draft pick.
|Footballguys view: It's like the worst kept secret in the league. The Buccaneers seemed to have locked onto Winston as their choice. They need a franchise quarterback, and Winston is arguably the best in his draft class. The Florida State prospect has a skill set similar to that of Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers), but off-field concerns create question marks about his value in the draft.|
Seahawks | Earl Thomas expected to be ready Tue Feb 24, 07:50 PM
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Monday, Feb. 23, and he's expected to be ready on the early end of a six- to eight-month recovery timetable, according to people close to the situation.
|Footballguys view: This is a process that will take some time. The Seahawks are likely to ease Thomas back in when he's ready. Thomas could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but he could still be ready for Week 1.|
Earl Thomas player page
Broncos | Julius Thomas helped in red zone Tue Feb 24, 06:21 PM
Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas could very well be on his way out of Denver this offseason, which would leave a big void for Denver, especially in the red zone. Before Thomas was injured last season, he led the NFL in red zone touchdowns with nine. He was second in the league with a 77 percent touchdown rate in the red zone. Following the injury, the Broncos ended the regular season with a 62 percent touchdown frequency in the red zone.
|Footballguys view: It's not just Manning making his stats gaudier, Thomas is a fantastic tight end when healthy. He has the ability to create mismatches every time he's on the field, and his presence near pay dirt will be missed. At this time, it sounds like the Jacksonville Jaguars might be frontrunners for his services. The Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots might also have interest.|
Julius Thomas player page
Jets | C.J. Spiller fond of Jets Tue Feb 24, 06:17 PM
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent RB C.J. Spiller made it very clear that he's a fan of Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. Gailey coached Spiller from 2010 to 2012 with the Bills. 'His offense is going to be very creative,' Spiller said. 'He's going put his players in the best situations to win matchups. Just a humble guy. First class. Goes about his business the right way. He's going to treat his men like men.' The Jets have a hole at running back with RBs Chris Johnson gone and Bilal Powell poised to leave.
|Footballguys view: Spiller is a talented player, but he needs to stay healthy in order to play up to his potential as a pro. We respect Gailey for the brilliant offensive mind he is. His addition should help the entire offense play better in 2015.|
C.J. Spiller player page
Jaguars | Allen Robinson should be fine by April Tue Feb 24, 06:08 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (foot) should be full-go once offseason activities begin in April. Robinson is recovering from surgery for a stress fracture.
|Footballguys view: Robinson should be good to go, but we'd still expect the Jaguars to take it easy on him upon his return. The Jaguars WR corps is up in the air right now as the status of Justin Blackmon (suspended) is unknown. If he returns, Blackmon would likely be the top target in the offense.|
Allen Robinson player page
Browns | Josh McCown visiting Tue Feb 24, 05:26 PM
Free-agent QB Josh McCown (Buccaneers) is visiting the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday, Feb. 25.
|Footballguys view: McCown is a decent option, and he could be better than Brian Hoyer as a starter. However, he's no long-term answer at the position. We'll see if Johnny Manziel can get his life back on track after checking into rehab for alcohol problems.|
Josh McCown player page
Rams | Sam Bradford trade unlikely Tue Feb 24, 05:17 PM
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford will probably not be traded this offseason despite interest from the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. As of Tuesday, Feb. 24, no teams have contacted the Rams about trading Bradford.
|Footballguys view: What would the Rams get for a guy who can't stay healthy? Bradford is likely an 'OK' starter, but he's barely been able to play as a pro because of various injuries. We're likely to see Bradford stay with the Rams for one more year. It's certainly a make-or-break year for the former number one pick.|
Sam Bradford player page
Ravens | Baltimore wants Justin Forsett back Tue Feb 24, 04:19 PM
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
|Footballguys view: We're fairly certain the two sides can work something out. Forsett was a breakthrough player for the Ravens in 2014, and he rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.|
Justin Forsett player page
Ravens | Baltimore won't overpay for Torrey Smith Tue Feb 24, 04:18 PM
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith might command too much money on the open market for the Ravens to re-sign him, and general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team won't break the bank to keep him around.
|Footballguys view: We just can't imagine teams lined up around the block ready to pay Smith a ton of money. It just makes a lot of sense if Smith sticks around with the Ravens in 2015.|
Torrey Smith player page
NFL | Jameis Winston a risk first overall? Tue Feb 24, 04:09 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston impressed scouts at the NFL scouting combine over the weekend, but NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock is unsure if he is worth the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. 'I don't know yet,' Mayock said. 'I take (Winston) No. 1 from a talent perspective. I'm all over it from a talent perspective, but I would have to do more homework off the field because, right now, he scares me. He was the face of Florida State football, and he continued to make bad decisions off the field.' Winston's pro day is March 31.
|Footballguys view: Shocking...err, not so much. Winston is most certainly a risk because of the off-field issues that plagued him at Florida State. We like what he shows on film, but teams are going to have to figure out if he's worth the headache. At this time, the Buccaneers might have locked in on Winston as the top pick.|
Seahawks | Earl Thomas gets surgery Tue Feb 24, 03:29 PM
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) underwent surgery Tuesday, Feb. 24, to repair a separated shoulder and torn labrum, according to a source. Thomas has a six to eight month recovery period and is still expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.Link to story
Earl Thomas player page
Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka released Tue Feb 24, 03:26 PM
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka has been released Tuesday, Feb. 24.Link to story
Mathias Kiwanuka player page
Patriots | NE interested in Percy Harvin if cut Tue Feb 24, 03:07 PM
New York Jets WR Percy Harvin will draw interest from the New England Patriots if he is released by the Jets this offseason. Harvin is unlikely to return to the Jets unless he takes less than the $10.5 million he's owed next season.
|Footballguys view: Bill Belichick loves him some Florida players. Harvin was a star in college for Belichick's buddy, former Gators coach Urban Meyer. New England will be one of several teams interested in Harvin if he is let go. The Patriots tried trading for Harvin before he was traded to the Jets last year.|
Percy Harvin player page
Bills | Sam Bradford not pursued by Bills Tue Feb 24, 02:43 PM
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is not being pursued by the Buffalo Bills, according to a source.Link to story
Sam Bradford player page
Falcons | Nick Williams signs Tue Feb 24, 02:40 PM
Free-agent WR Nick Williams (Steelers) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Feb. 24. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Ravens | Terrence Brooks will go on PUP list Tue Feb 24, 02:27 PM
Baltimore Ravens CB Terrence Brooks (knee) will begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list with torn knee ligaments.Link to story
Panthers | DeAngelo Williams not upset with release Tue Feb 24, 12:08 PM
Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Panthers) said he was not upset when the Carolina Panthers told him last week that he'd be released. Williams told Charlotte's WBTV that DE Greg Hardy was the only member of the organization to attend his mother's funeral in Arkansas last May. The Panthers are saying that Williams has not officially been released. The team can save $2 million under the salary cap by designating him a post-June 1 cut. Williams said owner Jerry Richardson's failure to reach out to Williams after his mother's death was 'extremely disappointing.'
|Footballguys view: Williams had to see this coming. He's not the same player he used to be and has struggled to be effective or stay healthy for years. Some team could show interest in veteran depth at the running back position now that Williams is on the open market.|
DeAngelo Williams player page
Ravens | Haloti Ngata receives offer Tue Feb 24, 11:30 AM
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata received a 'very good offer' from the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Ravens want to lessen Ngata's cap hit this year, so some form of extension would make sense. He's one of the best at his position, and his presence in the middle helps free up the playmakers behind him on defense. He's got a $16 million cap hit this year with $7.5 million in dead money.|
Haloti Ngata player page
Seahawks | Earl Thomas to have surgery Tue Feb 24, 10:51 AM
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 24. Rehab time is six to eight months.
|Footballguys view: This timetable puts Thomas in danger of missing the start of the regular season. He'll most certainly be limited (if not on the PUP) during training camp.|
Earl Thomas player page
Jaguars | Julius Thomas drawing interest in JAX Tue Feb 24, 10:01 AM
Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars if he reaches free agency.
|Footballguys view: We could see that connection. Thomas is unlikely to return to the Broncos, and he could be a real weapon for QB Blake Bortles in Jacksonville. His presence in the red zone and mismatches he creates in the middle would benefit the young QB.|
Julius Thomas player page
Chiefs | Met with Rodney Hudson's agent Tue Feb 24, 07:27 AM
Free-agent C Rodney Hudson (Chiefs) was the subject of discussion between the Kansas City Chiefs and Hudson's representatives, who met at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Talks will continue between the two sides.Link to story