Fantasy Football News & Views
Titans | Adoree' Jackson signs with Titans Tue May 23, 04:41 PM
Tennessee Titans CB Adoree' Jackson signed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, May 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Jackson was arguably the most athletic player in the 2017 NFL draft. The Titans selected him 18th overall in the first round, and he should be an instant impact player on special teams as a return man. On defense, Jackson has the speed to cover anybody and the ball skills to make field-flipping plays.|
Eagles | Ron Brooks to play the slot Tue May 23, 08:48 AM
Philadelphia Eagles CB Ron Brooks will return to slot corner, according to head coach Doug Pederson.Link to story
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Chargers | Three Chargers competing for No. 3 CB job Mon May 22, 08:07 PM
Los Angeles Chargers CBs Craig Mager, Trovon Reed and Trevor Williams are expected to compete for the No. 3 cornerback job during training camp. Reed may have an advantage in the competition because he has a good understanding of defensive coordinator Gus Bradley's scheme since he played for the Seattle Seahawks.Link to story
Craig Mager player page
Browns | Ed Reynolds to work with starters Mon May 22, 07:35 PM
Cleveland Browns S Ed Reynolds will work with the first-team defense at free safety when organized team activities start, according to head coach Hue Jackson.Link to story
Jaguars | Three moves made by Jaguars Mon May 22, 04:16 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Bryan Walters (concussion) was waived/injured Monday, May 22. Additionally, free-agent CBs Tyler Patmon (Panthers) and Brian Dixon (Cardinals) were signed.Link to story
Bryan Walters player page
NFL | Darrelle Revis won't face discipline Mon May 22, 10:22 AM
Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Jets) won't face league discipline after felony assault charges were dismissed in March by a Pittsburgh judge, according to a league spokesman.
|Footballguys view: Charges were dropped in March, but the league wanted to conduct their own investigation with no wrongdoing found. He's not going to get suspended, but Revis is drawing zero interest on the open market. Teams may be questioning his commitment to the game after he seemed to mail it in last year for the Jets.|
Darrelle Revis player page
Bills | Buffalo has several options at punt returner Sun May 21, 06:45 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Brandon Tate, FS Micah Hyde and CB Tre'Davious White all worked as punt returners during organized team activities last week.
|Footballguys view: Tate's best chance of making the 53-man roster comes on special teams. If he doesn't win the primary return man gig, then Tate isn't likely to stand out enough as a wide receiver to make the squad.|
Brandon Tate player page
Micah Hyde player page
Jets | Calvin Pryor could be on bubble Sun May 21, 04:36 PM
New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor could be released before the 2017 season if FS Rontez Miles outperforms him during training camp, in the opinion of NJ.com's Connor Hughes.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here with the selection of SS Jamal Adams (1st round) and S Marcus Maye (2nd round) in the 2017 NFL draft. Pryor's fifth-year option wasn't picked up this year, so he's set to be a free agent in 2018. He's no lock for the 53-man roster.|
Calvin Pryor player page
Jaguars | Jacksonville worked out Alterraun Verner Sun May 21, 01:14 PM
Free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Buccaneers) had a workout with the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, according to a league source.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars are stacked at the CB position with guys like Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye and Aaron Colvin. It's been three years plus since Verner was an All-Pro selection (2013) and things just didn't work out for him in Tampa. His resume gets him a job before training camp...maybe in Jacksonville.|
Alterraun Verner player page
Dolphins | T.J. McDonald to receive full reps Sun May 21, 10:17 AM
Although Miami Dolphins FS T.J. McDonald will miss the first eight games of the 2017 regular season due to a suspension, head coach Adam Gase said the team plans to give him full reps over the next few months.
|Footballguys view: That's usually the way teams approach things with suspended players. McDonald is eligible to participate in OTAs, next month's minicamp, training camp and he can play in preseason games. He will be able to rejoin the club in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders Nov. 5, and is expected to compete for a starting job upon his return.|
T.J. McDonald player page
Colts | Malik Hooker, Clayton Geathers may start Sat May 20, 03:07 PM
Indianapolis Colts S Malik Hooker (hernia, shoulder) and S Clayton Geathers (neck) likely will be the starting safeties in Week 1 if they are both healthy, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Wells.
|Footballguys view: Hooker was one of the best players in the 2017 NFL draft regardless of position. He can roam all over the field with his nose for the ball and burst to the play. Geathers can play close to the line of scrimmage and be used as a run-stopper.|
Clayton Geathers player page
Bills | Three Bills CBs working with starters Fri May 19, 06:08 PM
Buffalo Bills CBs Ronald Darby, Kevon Seymour and Tre'Davious White all received snaps with the first-team defense during organized team activities this week.Link to story
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Lions | Teez Tabor hoping to be ready for camp Fri May 19, 01:04 PM
Detroit Lions second-round pick CB Teez Tabor (hamstring) is still rehabbing the strained hamstring he suffered in his final pre-draft workout last month, although he expects to be cleared by start of training camp, according to the team's website.Link to story
Bills | Buffalo signs Tre'Davious White Thu May 18, 02:10 PM
Buffalo Bills first-round pick CB Tre'Davious White signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, May 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: White is the 12th first round pick to come to terms with his team, and it's some good news on a day when one of their other picks - receiver Zay Jones - is dealing with a knee issue. The team needed to counteract losing Stephon Gilmore in free agency to the Patriots and White has the potential to be a very good corner for a long time.|
Browns| Howard Wilson won't need surgery Thu May 18, 01:58 PM
Cleveland Browns CB Howard Wilson (knee) will not need surgery on his fractured kneecap as originally thought. His recovery period is expected to be three to four months and he could return to the field by midseason.Link to story
Colts | Malik Hooker signs Thu May 18, 11:58 AM
Indianapolis Colts S Malik Hooker, a first-round pick, signed his rookie four-year deal Thursday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Hooker is the 11th first round pick to sign with his respective team. The Chargers' Mike Williams - seventh pick overall - is the highest pick to have signed so far. Hooker has great ball skills but his tackling leaves a bit to be desired, so he's not going to instantly help the run defense.|
Chargers | Rayshawn Jenkins signs contract Wed May 17, 08:02 PM
Los Angeles Chargers fourth-round draft choice S Rayshawn Jenkins signed his four-year deal with the Chargers Wednesday, May 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Browns | Jason McCourty open to playing safety Wed May 17, 07:40 PM
Cleveland Browns CB Jason McCourty said he will initially play at cornerback but is open to moving to free safety and that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has talked to him about the possibility.Link to story
Jason McCourty player page
Colts | Clayton Geathers recovering from surgery Wed May 17, 03:02 PM
Indianapolis Colts S Clayton Geathers (neck) is not participating in the offseason workouts because he is recovering from neck surgery earlier this year. There is no timetable for his return at this point.Link to story
Clayton Geathers player page
Colts | Frankie Williams reverts to PUP list Tue May 16, 07:27 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Frankie Williams (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, May 16, after being waived/injured Monday, May 15.
Rams | Two moves made by Rams Tue May 16, 07:15 PM
Los Angeles Rams LB Folarin Orimolade was waived Tuesday, May 16, while C Austin Blythe was claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. Additionally, undrafted free-agent CB Dominique Hatfield was signed.
Browns | Jason McCourty joining Browns Tue May 16, 05:31 PM
Free-agent CB Jason McCourty (Titans) will sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.
|Footballguys view: McCourty was bothered by groin injuries in 2015 that limited him to four games. Last year he played in 14 games, but he didn't quite look like his old self. McCourty should compete for a role with veterans Joe Haden and Jamar Taylor in the secondary.|
Jason McCourty player page
Texans | Houston makes several roster moves Tue May 16, 04:46 PM
Houston Texans OT Dimitric Camiel, RB Kenny Hilliard, T.J. Mutcherson and WR Tevin Jones were released Tuesday, May 16. RB Dare Ogunbowale was re-signed and undrafted free-agent WR Chris Thompson (Florida) was signed in corresponding moves.
|Footballguys view: Ogunbowale showed good ability in college at Wisconsin, but he should only be counted on as a reserve or change-of-pace back. The Texans have a talented backfield, and Ogunbowale is going to have a hard time cracking the 53-man roster.|
Kenny Hilliard player page
Redskins | DeAngelo Hall might start season on PUP list Tue May 16, 03:28 PM
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (knee) could begin the 2017 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Hall is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.Link to story
DeAngelo Hall player page
Redskins | No return date yet for DeAngelo Hall Tue May 16, 02:25 PM
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (knee) does not have a target date for his return as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
|Footballguys view: With a $5.1 million cap number...and with no timetable for his return...Hall could be asked to take a pay cut in 2017. Hall has missed 31 of his last 48 games due to a litany of injuries.|
DeAngelo Hall player page
Cowboys | Chidobe Awuzie terms Tue May 16, 12:13 PM
Dallas Cowboys CB Chidobe Awuzie's four-year rookie deal was worth $4.283 million and included a signing bonus of $1.255 million. The total guarantee of the deal is $1.74 million. He has a base salary of $465,000 this year with base salaries of $659,708, $854,416 and $1.049 million from 2018-20.
|Footballguys view: Awuzie can make an immediate impact for the Cowboys defense. He's smart, always finds a way to the ball and can disrupt the play at the point of the catch. Awuzie is versatile, so expect the Cowboys to line him up in different spots as a rookie.|
Browns | Jason McCourty taking physical for Browns Tue May 16, 09:17 AM
Free-agent CB Jason McCourty (Titans) is taking a physical for the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, May 16, after having dinner with them the previous night.
|Footballguys view: Taking a physical suggests the two sides are close to a deal. McCourty was bothered by groin injuries in 2015 that limited him to four games. Last year he played in 14 games, but he didn't quite look like his old self. If added, McCourty would compete for a role behind Joe Haden and Jamar Taylor.|
Jason McCourty player page
Chargers | Tre Boston contract update Mon May 15, 08:28 PM
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers SS Tre Boston signed a one-year deal with the Chargers. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Tre Boston player page
Saints | Shiloh Keo released Mon May 15, 05:52 PM
New Orleans Saints SS Shiloh Keo was released Monday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: A couple of years ago, Keo hit up (then Broncos DC) Wade Phillips on Twitter for a job. Perhaps he could end up on Phillips defense with the Rams in 2017.|
Shiloh Keo player page
Redskins | Several moves made by Redskins Mon May 15, 04:31 PM
Free-agent TE Manasseh Garner (Bills) and undrafted free-agent CB Tevin Homer were signed by the Washington Redskins Monday, May 15. In addition, LB Khairi Fortt and TE Wes Saxton were waived, while CB Tharold Simon was released.
|Footballguys view: Garner has bounced around to a few teams during his short pro career. He's mostly a blocker or H-back type of tight end and shouldn't make much of a fantasy impact if he somehow/someway makes the 53-man roster in Washington.|
Tharold Simon player page
Bears | Eddie Jackson signs contract Mon May 15, 04:02 PM
Chicago Bears S Eddie Jackson signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of Alabama, Jackson is an instinctive player who seems to always be around the ball. Jackson can make plays as a return man as well. He'll compete for playing time early as a rookie.|
Bengals | Five rookies sign with Bengals Mon May 15, 03:00 PM
Cincinnati Bengals DT Ryan Glasgow, PK Jake Elliott, LB Jordan Evans, S Brandon Wilson and TE Mason Schreck signed their four-year rookie deals Monday, May 15.
|Footballguys view: A seventh-round pick out of Buffalo, Schreck is known as a natural hands catcher and receiving tight end. He only had one drop on 59 receptions with the Bulls last year. He was the leading receiver in 2016, and now he hopes to make an impression for the Bengals. With his receiving ability and willingness to block, we could see the rookie work his way up the depth chart with time.|
Colts | More roster moves for Indianapolis Mon May 15, 02:47 PM
Free-agent OG Blake Muir (Falcons) and undrafted free-agent WR Al-Damion Riles (Louisiana-Lafayette) signed with the Indianapolis Colts Monday, May 15. Additionally, C Austin Blythe, WR Jerome Lane, CB Chris Lyles, OG Christopher Muller and CB Frankie Williams were waived.
|Footballguys view: Riles was the Ragin' Cajuns leading receiver in 2016 with 60 receptions for 729 yards and two touchdowns. He caught at least one pass in 29 straight games dating back to 2014 and was one of the most consistent players on offense. Riles was originally a safety and linebacker in college before switching to the wide receiver position.|
Jaguars | Two Jaguars released, two added Mon May 15, 10:35 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Louis Nix and SS Akeem Davis were released Monday, May 15. Undrafted free-agent S Jarrod Harper (West Virginia) and DT Kevin Maurice (Nebraska) were signed after trying out during last weekend's rookie camp.Link to story
Louis Nix player page
Eagles | Sidney Jones not rushing back Sun May 14, 04:36 PM
Philadelphia Eagles CB Sidney Jones (Achilles') said the team is taking a cautious approach to his return and want him healthy before he returns to the field, so there is no timetable for his return. Jones is able to lift weights and is focusing on regaining his mobility. He will have his walking boot removed next week and expects his rehab to ramp up at that point.
|Footballguys view: Jones has tremendous upside, but an Achilles' injury during his pro day will likely keep him out as a rookie. When healthy, Jones plays a lot like another former Washington CB - Marcus Peters (Chiefs) - because of his gambling style and casino cornerback play. Jones will take chances in coverage, but he can make plays and turns into an offensive player with the ball in his hands.|
Jets | Marcus Maye expected to start Sun May 14, 04:14 PM
New York Jets S Marcus Maye is expected to be the starting free safety this upcoming season.
|Footballguys view: A second-round pick out of Florida this year, Maye mostly played free safety in college but he did also get snaps at slot corner. He's a rangy player with the athleticism to roam the back half of the field. Maye will team with fellow rookie Jamal Adams (2017 first-round pick) to be featured in the new-look Jets secondary.|
Jets | Jamal Adams likely will be SS Sun May 14, 04:06 PM
New York Jets S Jamal Adams is expected to be the starting strong safety this upcoming season and could be the defensive play caller depending on how he progresses.
|Footballguys view: Adams can be an impact player for the Jets from day one. He's got an enforcer's mentality and is known as a leader who backs up his words with outstanding play on the field. Some in the scouting community have compared his skill set to that of former Cowboys great Darren Woodson.|
Seahawks | Mike Tyson working at cornerback Sun May 14, 04:02 PM
Seattle Seahawks sixth-round pick DB Mike Tyson is practicing at cornerback this spring after spending most of his college career at safety. Head coach Pete Carroll told ESPN's Sheil Kapadia that Tyson reminds him a bit of former Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell.
|Footballguys view: Tyson lacks the recovery speed to cover downfield, but he's got the size (6'1" 204 pounds) and football instincts that scouts love. We see him more as a safety, but the Seahawks are known for moving versatile pieces around in the defensive backfield.|
Cardinals | Steve Williams trying out for Cards Sun May 14, 09:51 AM
Free-agent CB Steve Williams (Rams) is participating in the Arizona Cardinals' rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.Link to story
Browns | Howard Wilson will undergo surgery Sat May 13, 05:47 PM
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns CB Howard Wilson (knee) will undergo surgery to repair his fractured kneecap. The team said there will be no timetable for Wilson's return until after the surgery occurs.Link to story
Browns | Howard Wilson suffers serious injury Sat May 13, 05:15 PM
Cleveland Browns CB Howard Wilson (knee) fractured his patella during practice Friday, May 12, and will miss a significant amount of time, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson said Wilson may need surgery to repair the injury but hopes it is not a season-ending injury.Link to story
Giants | NYG make roster moves Sat May 13, 05:03 PM
The New York Giants signed undrafted free-agent RB Khalid Abdullah (James Madison) and S Trey Robinson (Furman) Saturday, May 13. The team also signed free-agent CB SaQwan Edwards (Raiders). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. CB Nigel Tribune, WR Robert Wheelwright and RB Daryl Virgies were waived.Link to story
Cardinals | Arizona signs three more picks Sat May 13, 04:38 PM
Arizona Cardinals fifth-round draft choice OT Will Holden, fifth-round draft choice RB T.J. Logan and sixth-round draft choice CB Johnathan Ford signed four-year contracts Saturday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Logan could be everything the team wanted WR Andre Ellington to be as a running back. The North Carolina back is compactly built and can change direction smoothly with the rock in his hands. He's not a banger between the tackles, but Logan is dangerous in space. Logan should compete for the backup/change-of-pace role behind superstar David Johnson in 2017.|
Redskins | Two Redskins rookies may be ready for camp Sat May 13, 03:14 PM
Washington Redskins CB Fabian Moreau (pectoral) and S Montae Nicholson (shoulder) hopefully will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden.Link to story
Colts | Indy signs three picks Fri May 12, 10:10 PM
The Indianapolis Colts signed CB Quincy Wilson, CB Nate Hairston and LB Anthony Walker Jr. agreed to their rookie deals Thursday, May 11.Link to story
Seahawks | Shaquill Griffin could start Fri May 12, 09:54 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin will be given a chance to win the starting right cornerback job.Link to story
Texans | Treston Decoud contract details Fri May 12, 08:12 PM
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans CB Treston Decoud signed a four-year deal worth $2.649 million. The deal includes a $249,348 signing bonus.Link to story
Texans | Houston claims Marcus Roberson Fri May 12, 06:04 PM
Buffalo Bills CB Marcus Roberson was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans Friday, May 12.Link to story
Marcus Roberson player page
Chargers | Tre Boston agreed to terms with Bolts Fri May 12, 05:31 PM
Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Panthers) agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, May 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Tre Boston player page
Chargers | Tre Boston plans to join Chargers Fri May 12, 05:30 PM
Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Panthers) said he plans to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers.Link to story
Tre Boston player page