Fantasy Football News & Views
Chargers | Melvin Gordon excited about new coach (Thu Jan 19, 02:51 PM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Jordy Nelson to work with rehab group (Thu Jan 19, 01:38 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Joe Flacco happy that OC will return (Thu Jan 19, 01:27 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Andrew Luck has surgery (Thu Jan 19, 08:18 AM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Joe Woods officially promoted Tue Jan 17, 02:40 PM
Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods was officially promoted to defensive coordinator, as expected, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
|Footballguys view: Woods, who has 25 years of coaching experience, has instructed defensive backs in the NFL for the last 13 seasons with Denver (2015-16), Oakland (2014), Minnesota (2006-13) and Tampa Bay (2004-05). During his NFL coaching tenure, Woods has coached five players to 10 total Pro Bowl selections. His secondaries have been part of No. 1 pass defenses on three occasions (2004, '15-16), and his teams have allowed fewer than three 300-yard passers per season.|
Browns | Clyde Simmons joining Browns Tue Jan 17, 02:28 PM
Former Oakland Raiders assistant coach Clyde Simmons is being hired as defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source.Link to story
Steelers | Martavis Bryant applies for reinstatement Tue Jan 17, 02:12 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant applied for reinstatement Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: It's just all part of the process Bryant has to go through in order to play again. Bryant will not be able to return for the playoffs, but he could return for the 2017 regular season.|
Martavis Bryant player page
Jets | Brian Winters gets huge guarantee Tue Jan 17, 01:16 PM
Updating a previous story, New York Jets OG Brian Winters agreed to a four-year, $29 million contract with $15 million guaranteed - the 10th-largest guarantee for a guard - on Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Panthers | WR coach Ricky Proehl resigns Tue Jan 17, 12:53 PM
Carolina Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl has resigned in order to spend more time with his children.Link to story
Ricky Proehl player page
Steelers | James Harrison battling a pair of ailments Tue Jan 17, 12:49 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps) is dealing with a shoulder and triceps injury that will limit him early in the week, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.Link to story
James Harrison player page
Steelers | Ladarius Green struggling to get back Tue Jan 17, 12:37 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
|Footballguys view: If Green could be back for the AFC Championship Game that would be a boost for the high-powered Steelers offense. In his first season with the Steelers, Green was only available for six games. We don't think he's going to be ready for this game.|
Ladarius Green player page
Packers | Jordy Nelson still a longshot for Sunday Tue Jan 17, 12:27 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) has a chance to play in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons, but it is only a small chance, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Nelson has to be considered a game-time decision. If there's any way he can play, Nelson will find a way. Unless we hear positive reports out of practice, we don't think Nelson plays.|
Jordy Nelson player page
Dolphins | Kiko Alonso could move to OLB Tue Jan 17, 12:21 PM
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso, the team's leading tackler in 2016, may be asked to switch from middle linebacker to outside linebacker in order to give the team more flexibility in the draft and free agency.
|Footballguys view: That's a wise move for many reasons. It's a move that gives the team personnel flexibility, but it also could keep Alonso healthier as he won't be as heavily relied on as a run-stopper.|
Kiko Alonso player page
Bills | Greg Olson set to interview with Buffalo Tue Jan 17, 12:18 PM
Updating a previous report, former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson is scheduled to interview for the offensive coordinator job with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Jan. 19.Link to story
Chiefs | Brad Childress staying put Tue Jan 17, 12:05 PM
Kansas City Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress is 'out of the picture' in the Buffalo Bills' search to find an offensive coordinator, according to Buffalo News' Vic Carucci.
|Footballguys view: It's like Groundhogs Day for the Chiefs offense (thanks Alex Smith!). Keeping Childress only cements that notion further.|
Texans | HOU wants A.J. Bouye back Tue Jan 17, 11:49 AM
Houston Texans impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye is a player the team would like to re-sign, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
|Footballguys view: Bouye worked his way up the depth chart this season, and he's arguably one of the best corners that will be on the open market in 2017. The Texans may want to keep him, but if some team throws crazy money at Bouye he could move on.|
A.J. Bouye player page
Chargers | Branden Oliver should return Tue Jan 17, 10:43 AM
Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent RB Branden Oliver (Achilles') has a good chance to return to the team.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers could place a low-round tender on Oliver, and they'd likely be able to keep him at that price. When healthy, Oliver could work as a change-of-pace back behind Melvin Gordon. With Danny Woodhead set to be a free agent, the Chargers need a backup plan.|
Branden Oliver player page
Eagles | Jason Kelce may have new uniform Tue Jan 17, 09:38 AM
Philadelphia Eagles C Jason Kelce is being considered to be released in the offseason, according to a source. Kelce is set to count $6.2 million against the salary cap next year, and the team could save $3.8 million by cutting him.Link to story
Seahawks | Jimmy Graham will likely be back Tue Jan 17, 09:36 AM
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham is likely to return to the Seahawks next year, and head coach Pete Carroll raved about his play in 2016. 'I thought Jimmy had a terrific year,' Carroll said. 'He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year.'
|Footballguys view: It's remarkable to think what Graham did this year considering he was coming off a torn patellar tendon. He's got a cap number of $10 million with a $2 million roster bonus due this spring. It's likely the Seahawks work to extend Graham to lower that number.|
Jimmy Graham player page
49ers | San Fran interviews two for GM position Tue Jan 17, 01:06 AM
The San Francisco 49ers interviewed both Seattle Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner for their open general manager position Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
49ers | 49ers 'honing in on' hiring Kyle Shanahan Tue Jan 17, 12:58 AM
The San Francisco 49ers are -- and have been -- 'honing in on hiring' Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their next head coach, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: With Patriots OC Josh McDaniels taking his name out of the running, Shanahan clearly becomes the guy for the 49ers. He's turned Matt Ryan into an MVP candidate and the Falcons offense is one of the most high-powered units in the league. We're excited about what he could do in San Francisco, but there's a lot of work to be done before the 49ers are playoff contenders again.|
Jaguars | 'Good chance' Jags hire Chip Kelly as OC Tue Jan 17, 12:51 AM
Former San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has a 'good chance' of being hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars' new offensive coordinator. He went into the interview believing he was going to get an offer and he already 'has some assistant hires ready.'
|Footballguys view: That would be interesting....to say the least. The Jaguars offense has the pieces to be a high-powered unit if someone figures out what's wrong with QB Blake Bortles. Doug Marrone is a bright head coach, but it seems like an odd fit with Kelly running the offense. We're all for bold decisions, and this could propel Jacksonville to the next level....or it could end in spectacularly horrible fashion. You just never know with Kelly.|
Seahawks | Seahawks add six more players Tue Jan 17, 12:46 AM
The Seattle Seahawks signed C Ross Burbank, FS Pierre Desir, DTs Tylor Harris, Shaneil Jenkins, FB Malcolm Johnson and OG Will Pericak to Reserve/Future contracts Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Pierre Desir player page
Malcolm Johnson player page
Cowboys | Trading Tony Romo is 'No. 1 priority' Tue Jan 17, 12:36 AM
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is 'not going to be on (the team) in 2017,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who states that trading the veteran quarterback is their 'No. 1 priority this offseason.'
|Footballguys view: It's time for Romo to move on as the Cowboys are set with Dak Prescott as their starting quarterback. Reports have indicated that Romo wants to go to the Broncos, but they don't have any interest in trading for him...at least at this time. There are plenty of teams who should be interested, but it comes down to Romo's contract (and whether or not it will be re-worked) and what the Cowboys actually want for the veteran passer.|
Tony Romo player page
Jets | Brian Winters contract update Mon Jan 16, 07:44 PM
Updating a previous report, New York Jets OG Brian Winters' four-year extension is worth around $8 million per season, according to a source.Link to story
Jets | Brian Winters receives contract extension Mon Jan 16, 07:33 PM
New York Jets OG Brian Winters signed a four-year contract extension with the Jets Monday, Jan. 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Lions | Eric Ebron looking for 1,000-yard season Mon Jan 16, 07:09 PM
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said his goal for next season is to have a 1,000-yard season. He said another goal is to stay healthy for the entire season.Link to story
Eric Ebron player page
Redskins | Greg Manusky a DC candidate Mon Jan 16, 07:04 PM
Washington Redskins outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky is scheduled to interview for the team's defensive coordinator position Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to sources.Link to story
Broncos | Denver to talk with Greg McMahon Mon Jan 16, 07:04 PM
Former New Orleans Saints special teams coach Greg McMahon will interview for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 17.Link to story
Broncos | Richard Hightower talks with Broncos Mon Jan 16, 06:56 PM
Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Seahawks | Luke Willson hopes to return Mon Jan 16, 06:51 PM
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent TE Luke Willson said he hopes to re-sign with the Seahawks this offseason. He said he has had some contract talks with the team but nothing official.Link to story
Luke Willson player page
Broncos | Denver talks with Kevin Spencer Mon Jan 16, 06:46 PM
Former Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Kevin Spencer recently interviewed for the Denver Broncos special teams coaching position.Link to story
Lions | Jake Rudock may be No. 2 QB Mon Jan 16, 06:29 PM
Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock may be the team's backup quarterback next season with QB Dan Orlovsky being an unrestricted free agent this offseason.Link to story
Cowboys | Brandon Carr to consider retirement Mon Jan 16, 06:28 PM
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr said he will consider retirement this offseason and probably will make a decision before the start of free agency.Link to story
Brandon Carr player page
Redskins | Washington signs Tharold Simon Mon Jan 16, 06:18 PM
Free-agent CB Tharold Simon (Cardinals) signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, Jan. 16, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Tharold Simon player page
Texans | No timetable for Derek Newton Mon Jan 16, 06:17 PM
Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) has been around the team facility, but head coach Bill O'Brien said there is no timetable for his return to the field.Link to story
Titans | Tennessee hires Craig Aukerman Mon Jan 16, 06:10 PM
The Tennessee Titans hired former Los Angeles Chargers special teams coach Craig Aukerman as their new assistant special teams coach Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Titans | Frisman Jackson added to Titans staff Mon Jan 16, 06:09 PM
The Tennessee Titans hired Temple passing game coordinator Frisman Jackson as their new wide receivers coach Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Frisman Jackson player page
Bears | Jeremiah Washburn joining Bears Mon Jan 16, 05:53 PM
Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn is joining the Chicago Bears as an offensive line coach, according to a source.Link to story
Cowboys | Dallas signs three players Mon Jan 16, 05:41 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Shaquelle Evans, RB Rod Smith and TE Connor Hamlett were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Rod Smith player page
Texans | Three players signed by Texans Mon Jan 16, 05:32 PM
Houston Texans TE RaShaun Allen, RB Kenny Hilliard and WR Tevin Jones were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Kenny Hilliard player page
Seahawks | Seattle signs four players Mon Jan 16, 05:26 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB George Farmer, WR Kenny Lawler, TE Marcus Lucas and RB Kelvin Taylor were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Kenny Lawler player page
Kelvin Taylor player page
Texans | George Godsey no longer with Houston Mon Jan 16, 05:12 PM
Houston Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey and the Texans agreed to part ways Monday, Jan. 16.Link to story
Packers | Jordy Nelson's practice status unclear Mon Jan 16, 05:03 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson's (ribs) practice availability for Wednesday, Jan. 18, is unclear, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Nelson did work out Monday, Jan. 16, however.
|Footballguys view: Nelson is likely to be incredibly limited this week. He'll do whatever he can to play in the NFC Championship Game, but his status is a complete unknown at this time.|
Jordy Nelson player page
Seahawks | Darrell Bevell's job is safe Mon Jan 16, 04:49 PM
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was given a vote of confidence by head coach Pete Carroll Monday, Jan. 16. Carroll said those calling for Bevell to lose his job 'don't know what they're talking about.'Link to story
Steelers | Antonio Brown could be fined Mon Jan 16, 04:37 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown may be fined for violating the NFL's social media policy for his post-game live stream in the Steelers' locker room.
|Footballguys view: The "No Fun League" strikes again. League policy prohibits players from posting messages on social media 90 minutes before kickoff through post-game interviews.|
Antonio Brown player page
Seahawks | Earl Thomas should also be ready Mon Jan 16, 04:15 PM
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shin) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.Link to story
Earl Thomas player page
Seahawks | Tyler Lockett should be ready Mon Jan 16, 04:10 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
|Footballguys view: Lockett's season was cut short by a horrific injury, but the prognosis is good. When he returns, Lockett will compete with Paul Richardson for targets.|
Tyler Lockett player page
Seahawks | Durability an issue for C.J. Prosise Mon Jan 16, 03:56 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise's (shoulder) durability has become a concern for head coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: A converted wide receiver in college, Prosise looked good as a receiving and change-of-pace back for Seattle this year. Carroll said Prosise will need to show that he can stay healthy next year.|
C.J. Prosise player page
Redskins | Jason Tarver to meet with Redskins Mon Jan 16, 03:39 PM
San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach Jason Tarver will interview later this week for the Washington Redskins' vacant defensive coordinator position, according to a source.Link to story
Texans | J.J. Watt ahead of schedule Mon Jan 16, 03:10 PM
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) is considered ahead of schedule in his recover from back surgery to repair a herniated disk.
|Footballguys view: Great news for the Texans here. Watt is expected to return next season after undergoing two operations to fix his back problems in 2016. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he has 'no idea' what Watt's timetable is, but that he is doing well.|
J.J. Watt player page
Chiefs | Alex Smith expected to remain starter Mon Jan 16, 01:58 PM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was given a vote of confidence Monday, Jan. 16, in regards to holding onto the starting job in 2017.
|Footballguys view: There was some slight buzz about the team making a switch to Nick Foles in 2017. That's not the case according to Andy Reid. He told reporters: 'Do I still think we can win with Alex? Yeah, we were right there.'|
Alex Smith player page
Seahawks | Richard Sherman played through knee injury Mon Jan 16, 01:32 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman played through a 'significant' MCL injury over the second half of season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.Link to story
Richard Sherman player page
Jaguars | Chip Kelly talking with Jags on Monday Mon Jan 16, 01:26 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars are meeting with former San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly on Monday, Jan. 16, presumably to discuss a potential fit as an offensive coordinator.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars could use some more punch on offense. They have the talent to thrive, but it all comes down to QB Blake Bortles and his development. He took a step back last year mechanically and will have to re-worked this offseason.|