Fantasy Football News & Views
Cardinals | Justin Bethel in line to start Tue May 3, 08:23 PM
Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel (foot) is expected to start opposite CB Patrick Peterson this season with free-agent CB Jerraud Powers (Cardinals) unlikely to return. Bethel is currently rehabilitating his surgically repaired left foot.Link to story
Justin Bethel player page
Chiefs | Waive two players Tue May 3, 05:10 PM
Kansas City Chiefs S Jimmy Wilson and LB Cameron Gordon were waived Tuesday, May 3.Link to story
Jimmy Wilson player page
Giants | Leon Hall visiting Giants Tue May 3, 08:20 AM
Free-agent CB Leon Hall (Bengals) is visiting the New York Giants Tuesday, May 3.Link to story
Leon Hall player page
Lions | Detroit add several UDFAs Tue May 3, 02:59 AM
Undrafted free-agents CB Adairius Barnes (Louisiana Tech), WR Jace Billingsley (Eastern Oregon), WR Quinshad Davis (North Carolina), DL James DeLoach (Georgia), DE Deonte Gibson (Northwestern), WR Jay Lee (Baylor), CB Charles Washington (Fresno State), CB Ian Wells (Ohio), TE Cole Wick (Incarnate Word) and OL Andrew Zeller (Maryland) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 2. WR Simms McElfresh (Appalachian State), LB Tyler Roberts (Troy) and DL Roger Stewart (Hillsdale) will also be with the team during rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
|Footballguys view: Lee is the player to highlight here. He's got long arms and can snare passes away from his frame regularly. His game is comparable to that of Chris Chambers, former Dolphins standout wide receiver. In super deep dynasty leagues, we'll be keeping an eye on Lee.|
Bengals | Dre Kirkpatrick recovering from surgery Mon May 2, 07:09 PM
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery two months ago and is still recovering, according to a source. He is expected to be fully healthy when organized team activities begin.Link to story
Dre Kirkpatrick player page
Broncos | Two released Mon May 2, 06:05 PM
Denver Broncos P Will X. Johnson and S Ryan Murphy were released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Jets | Dee Milliner's injuries impacted option Mon May 2, 05:48 PM
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner's fifth-year option was declined Monday, May 2, and general manager Mike Maccagnan said it was primarily based on Milliner's injury history. If Milliner plays well in 2016, though, Maccagnan said both sides can try to negotiate a contract following the season.Link to story
Dee Milliner player page
Eagles | Jerome Couplin released Mon May 2, 02:57 PM
Philadelphia Eagles S Jerome Couplin III was released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Redskins | Chris Culliver could be back Mon May 2, 02:49 PM
Free-agent CB Chris Culliver (Redskins) could re-sign with the Washington Redskins, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. 'The door is not closed,' McCloughan said.
|Footballguys view: Washington has reshaped their secondary this offseason. The addition of Josh Norman was a huge move, and he gives them a great starter opposite the underrated Bashaud Breeland.|
Chris Culliver player page
Ravens | Matt Elam's option declined Mon May 2, 02:46 PM
Baltimore Ravens FS Matt Elam's fifth-year option was not picked up by the Ravens Monday, May 2. He will be a free agent after the 2016 season.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here given where Elam's pro career has gone...to the bench. The team benched him in 2014 and then he missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps. There's a chance that Elam doesn't make the Ravens final roster.|
Matt Elam player page
Redskins | Chris Culliver cut Mon May 2, 02:21 PM
Washington Redskins CB Chris Culliver was released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Chris Culliver player page
Jets | Dee Milliner's option declined Mon May 2, 12:43 PM
Updating a previous report, New York Jets CB Dee Milliner did not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Jets Monday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: It's a swing and a miss for the Jets with their pick of Milliner. He will become a free agent after the 2016 season. Milliner missed 27 of 48 games due to surgeries on his Achilles' and wrist.|
Dee Milliner player page
49ers | Eric Reid's option picked up Mon May 2, 10:45 AM
San Francisco 49ers FS Eric Reid had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: Reid is a talented safety who can patrol a large area of the field. The 49ers may want to work out a new long-term deal with Reid in the near future. The option will pay $5.6 million in 2017.|
Eric Reid player page
Vikings | Xavier Rhodes' option picked up Mon May 2, 10:38 AM
Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2, according to his agent Sunny Shah.
|Footballguys view: The option will pay Rhodes just over $8 million in 2017. After a breakout season in 2014, Rhodes has proven that he's got the ability to make plays at the pro level. His tackles were up last year, but Rhodes saw his passes defensed number go down from 18 (2014) to 11 in 2015.|
Xavier Rhodes player page
Chiefs | Four sign with Chiefs Mon May 2, 09:03 AM
Undrafted free-agents OG Jake Bernstein (Vanderbilt), CB Tre Jones (Mount Union), WR Mitch Matthews (BYU) and S Shakiel Randolph (Southern Methodist) signed undisclosed deals with the Kansas City Chiefs.Link to story
49ers | Niners add several UDFAs Mon May 2, 02:42 AM
Undrafted free-agents LB Kevin X. Anderson (Stanford), LB Alex Balducci (Oregon), S Jered Bell (Colorado), DT Demetrius Cherry (Arizona), LB Lenny Jones (Nevada), DT Darren Lake (Alabama), OG Blake Muir (Baylor) and WR Bryce Treggs (California) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Dolphins | Trio of UDFAs land in South Florida Mon May 2, 02:25 AM
Undrafted free-agents TE Gabe Hughes (Dolphins), PK Marshall Koehn (Iowa) and CB Lafayette Pitts (Pittsburgh) agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland inks several UDFAs Mon May 2, 02:15 AM
Undrafted free-agents LB Dominique Alexander (Oklahoma), CB Kenya Dennis (Missouri), TE J.P. Holtz (Pittsburgh), RB Paul James (Rutgers) and DT Kyle Rose (West Virginia) agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Chargers | San Diego signs more UDFAs Mon May 2, 01:57 AM
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents CB Terrell Chestnut (West Virginia), OL Sebastian Johansson (Marshall), LB Chris Landrum (Jacksonville State), OG Mike McQueen (Ohio), S Adrian McDonald (Houston), LB Tyler Marcordes (Georgia Tech), C Spencer Pulley (Vanderbilt), LB Shaq Petteway (West Virginia), OT Zeth Ramsay (Colorado Mesa), WR Deandre Reaves (Marshall), CB Larry Scott (Oregon State), RB Chris Swain (Navy) and DE Carlos Wray (Duke) Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Swain is a big power back who should transition to fullback at the pro level. If he makes the team, he could help blast open holes for Melvin Gordon.|
Jaguars | Jacksonville adds several UDFAs Mon May 2, 01:40 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed undrafted free-agents CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun (Minnesota), TE Braedon Bowman (South Alabama), OT Rashod Hill (Southern Mississippi), CB Mike Hilton (Mississippi), PK Jaden Oberkrom (Texas Christian), WR Jamal Robinson (Louisiana-Lafayette), OT Pearce Slater (San Diego State) and S Jarrod Wilson (Michigan) Sunday, May 1.Link to story
NFL | Several Florida State UDFAs find landing spots Mon May 2, 01:31 AM
Several Florida State undrafted free-agents have found homes. DT Nile Lawrence-Stample signed with the Cleveland Browns, S Lamarcus Brutus signed with the Tennessee Titans, LB Reggie Northrup signed with the Washington Redskins and DB Javien Elliott will be in the rookie minicamp of the Pittsburgh Steelers on a tryout basis.Link to story
Saints | Several UDFAs added by New Orleans Mon May 2, 12:16 AM
Undrafted free-agents C Jack Allen (Michigan State), S Michael Caputo (Wisconsin), OG Joseph Cheek (Texas A&M), CB Ken Crawley (Colorado), FS Trae Elston (Mississippi), CB De'Vante Harris (Texas A&M), C Marcus Henry (Boise State), FB Sione Houma (Michigan), LB Dillon Lee (Alabama), WR Tommylee Lewis (Northern Illinois), DE Mitchell Loewen (Arkansas), OL Ryker Mathews (Brigham Young), DL D.J. Pettway (Alabama), LB Jeff Schoettmer (North Carolina), LB Dominique Tovell (Louisiana-Lafayette), OG Landon Turner (North Carolina), WR Jordan Williams (Ball State) and OT Avery Young (Auburn) agreed to terms Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Redskins | Five UDFAs head to Washington Mon May 2, 12:14 AM
Undrafted free-agents S Tevin Carter (Utah), DE Shiro Davis (Texas), OT Joe Gore (Clemson), OG Dominik Jackson (Alabama) and DB Geno Matias-Smith (Alabama) agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Falcons | Atlanta agrees with several UDFAs Mon May 2, 12:01 AM
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents RB Brandon Wilds, PK Nick Rose, LB Will Ratelle, RB De'Andre Mann, CB Brian Poole, LB Ivan McLennan, DT Chris Mayes, TE Joshua Perkins, DE Brandon Q. Williams, OL Jordan Walsh, FB Adam Cox, OL William McGehee, WR David Richards, CB Trevor X. Williams, WR Daje Johnson, DE Josh Dawson, DL Owen Williams, DB Tarris Batiste and WR J.D. McKissic.Link to story
Bears | Chicago adds more UDFAs Sun May 1, 11:25 PM
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents TE Joe Sommers, LB Roy Robertson-Harris, OG Dan Buchholz, CB Kevin Peterson, OT John Kling, S Mark Sewall and DB Taveze Calhoun Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Bills | Buffalo adds UDFAs Sun May 1, 10:04 PM
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents DE Bryson Albright (Miami), WR Davonte Allen (Marshall), WR Gary Chambers (Arizona State), C Robert Kulger (Purdue), OL Jamison Lalk (Iowa State), QB Joe Licata (Buffalo), PK Marshall Morgan (Georgia), LB Eric Striker (Oklahoma), CB Julian Whigham (Syracuse) and DL Justin Zimmer (Ferris State) Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Bears | Antrel Rolle cut Sun May 1, 04:53 PM
Chicago Bears FS Antrel Rolle was released Sunday, May 1, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The move frees up $2.7 million in cap space for the Bears. Injuries limited Rolle to only seven games in his only season in Chicago. Fourth-round pick Deon Bush or free-agent signee Omar Bolden will compete for Rolle's old spot.|
Antrel Rolle player page
Redskins | Kendall Fuller should be ready soon Sun May 1, 04:26 PM
Washington Redskins CB Kendall Fuller (knee) should be ready to participate during training camp and could receive clearance at some point during offseason workouts. He is expected to compete with CBs Will Blackmon, Quinton Dunbar and Deshazor Everett for the nickel back job.
|Footballguys view: The rookie third-round pick has great awareness and that helps him overcome a clear lack of speed. He's a confident player who can make plays when he the ball is in front of him. The team should take it easy on the rookie as he deals with this knee.|
William Blackmon player page
Patriots | Seven UDFAs sign with Patriots Sun May 1, 12:36 PM
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent CB V'Angelo Bentley (Illinois), DT Woodrow Hamilton (Mississippi State), LB CJ Johnson (Mississippi State), CB Jonathan Jones (Auburn), RB Shaquille Powell (Duke), TE Steven Scheu (Vanderbilt) and WR/TE De'Runnya Wilson (Mississippi State) on undisclosed deals.
|Footballguys view: Wilson is a huge receiver with bottom of the barrel movement skills. Maybe the Patriots can make him into a viable receiving tight end.|
Titans | Morgan Burns signs with Titans Sun May 1, 12:31 PM
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent CB Morgan Burns (Kansas State) on an undisclosed deal Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Chargers | Bolts add several UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 11:51 PM
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents QB Mike Bercovici (Arizona State), RB Kenneth Farrow (Houston), OL Tyler Johnstone (Oregon), WR Jamaal Jones (Montana), WR Dom Williams (Washington) and CB Trevor Williams (Penn State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Bercovici. In super deep dynasty leagues we are very interested in his development. It could be nothing, but he flashed the skill set (arm strength, athleticism, gun-slinger mentality) to perhaps develop into a player we'll be talking about more.|
Texans | More UDFAs for Houston Sat Apr 30, 11:00 PM
The Houston Texans signed undrafted free-agents WR Tevin Jones (Memphis), DE Ufomba Kamalu (Miami-Fla.), LB Shakeel Rashad (North Carolina), OT Arturo Uzdavinis (Tulane), FB Soma Vainuku (Southern California) and CB Cleveland Wallace (San Jose State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Texans | Houston lands several UDFAs Sat Apr 30, 10:39 PM
Undrafted free-agents DE Joel Heath (Michigan State), LB Jalen Jefferson (California), LB Eric Lee (South Florida), CB Richard Leonard (Florida International), LB Brennan Scarlett (Stanford) and NT Tomme Mark (Houston) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Texans | Duke Thomas stays in state of Texas Sat Apr 30, 09:13 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Duke Thomas (Texas) signed with the Houston Texans Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Packers | Randall Jette added for depth in GB Sat Apr 30, 09:13 PM
The Green Bay Packers signed undrafted free-agent CB Randall Jette (Massachusetts) to a deal Saturday, April 30. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.Link to story
Patriots | Cre'von LeBlanc heads to NE Sat Apr 30, 09:00 PM
The New England Patriots signed undrafted free-agent CB Cre'Von LeBlanc (Florida Atlantic) to a deal that includes a $10,000 signing bonus, and $7,500 of base guaranteed.Link to story
Browns | Jamar Taylor headed to Browns Sat Apr 30, 05:31 PM
Miami Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor was shipped to the Cleveland Browns, along with pick No. 250, in exchange for pick No. 223 Saturday, April 30.Link to story
Jamar Taylor player page
49ers | Will Redmond likely ready for camp Sat Apr 30, 12:21 AM
San Francisco 49ers CB Will Redmond (knee) is on schedule, possibly ahead of schedule, with his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and should be able to compete for a spot in training camp, according to general manager Trent Baalke.Link to story
Panthers | Carolina works to fill secondary void Fri Apr 29, 10:33 PM
The Carolina Panthers selected CBs Daryl Worley and James Bradberry in the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL draft, as they attempt to replace CB Josh Norman, now with the Washington Redskins.
|Footballguys view: Bradberry is a raw kid with great upside while Worley has great ball skills but mediocre speed.|
Vikings | Mackensie Alexander goes to Vikes Fri Apr 29, 09:03 PM
The Minnesota Vikings selected CB Mackensie Alexander with the No. 54 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: This is an excellent pick, and Alexander is a tough corner who can shut down part of the field. The Vikings have an up and coming defense.|
Buccaneers | Eight players waived Fri Apr 29, 04:02 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Andre Davis, LB Darius Eubanks, OG Antoine Everett, FS Gerod Holliman, DT Derrick Lott, S Kimario McFadden, LB Jermauria Rasco and CB C.J. Roberts were waived Friday, April 29.Link to story
Andre Davis player page
Giants | Eli Apple to be tried everywhere Fri Apr 29, 02:17 PM
New York Giants CB Eli Apple will be used everywhere, and the slot is a definite possibility, according to head coach Ben McAdoo. Apple hasn't played in the slot much in the past.
|Footballguys view: It is a risk given his lack of experience, so the Giants have to get him up to speed quickly. Still, he will see a lot of time elsewhere, so he'll have plenty of impact while he gets up to speed in the slot.|
Ravens | Jimmy Smith out four to six weeks Fri Apr 29, 11:16 AM
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) will have screws removed from his surgically repaired right foot this week and will be out four to six weeks. He could miss spring workouts.
|Footballguys view: For a veteran, missing the spring workouts is no big deal. If he starts missing the summer and training camp work - then we'll worry.|
Jimmy Smith player page
Ravens | BAL tried trading up for Jalen Ramsey Fri Apr 29, 09:38 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey was a target of the Baltimore Ravens, who tried to trade up to No. 4 via the Dallas Cowboys, but the Cowboys rejected the proposal. The Ravens were offering pick No. 6 overall and a fourth-round pick.
|Footballguys view: We thought all along the Cowboys wanted to move back, but it turns out they were locked onto Ezekiel Elliot, the net effect of which was the Ravens missing out on their man. Like sands in an hour glass, these are the days of our (draft) lives.|
Saints | Vernon Hargreaves had Saints' interest Fri Apr 29, 09:35 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Vernon Hargreaves III had significant interest from the New Orleans Saints, who picked at No. 12, one slot before he was selected.
|Footballguys view: The Bucs addressed the defense with one of the better corners in the class and this should help solidify a defense that needs to get back on track quickly this year.|
Steelers | Artie Burns becomes a Steeler Thu Apr 28, 10:56 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Miami CB Artie Burns with the 25th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: The team wanted William Jackson III, but the Bengals stole him, so they made do with Burns. A raw prospect with tremendous speed, teams were very split on him. It may take time but he has the upside to be one of the best corners in the draft.|
Bengals | Cincy selects William Jackson Thu Apr 28, 10:54 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Houston CB William Jackson III with the 24th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: The Bengals needed to add some secondary talent and William Jackson III is a ballhawk who will generate picks. This selection also hosed the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, who desperately needed a corner and while Artie Burns is solid, Jackson would have been a better fit.|
Buccaneers | Bucs take Vernon Hargreaves at No. 11 Thu Apr 28, 09:29 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.Link to story
Giants | Eli Apple goes 10th overall Thu Apr 28, 09:22 PM
The New York Giants selected Ohio State CB Eli Apple with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.Link to story
Jaguars | Jalen Ramsey goes to Jags at No. 5 Thu Apr 28, 08:46 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: Ramsey is a press cover corner with disruptive length who can throw off receivers at the line and on their routes. He can shut down vertical routes as well and this should help the Jaguars defend some good AFC passers.|