Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Myles Garrett the draft's best player? Sun Apr 23, 08:25 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett was ranked as the best prospect regardless of position in the 2017 NFL Draft by 11 of the 16 NFL personnel executives polled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
|Footballguys view: The Browns aren't going to pass on a near-consensus no1 pick are they?|
Bills | Jerry Hughes happy with new defense Sun Apr 23, 04:55 PM
Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes said he is happy that the team is moving to a 4-3 defensive alignment because it will allow the defensive players to play to their strengths.Link to story
Jerry Hughes player page
Jets | Sheldon Richardson at workouts Sun Apr 23, 04:19 PM
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson missed the first day of offseason workouts last week but participated in the rest of the week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Jets are trying to trade Richardson, but he's been on the block for some time with no takers. We'll see if they can get someone to bite during the 2017 NFL draft.|
Sheldon Richardson player page
Chiefs | Jaye Howard cut Sat Apr 22, 05:51 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DL Jaye Howard was waived by the team on Saturday, April 22.Link to story
Jaye Howard player page
Cowboys | Charles Tapper should be on field Fri Apr 21, 08:31 PM
Dallas Cowboys DE Charles Tapper (back) should be ready for offseason workouts and minicamp, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.Link to story
Charles Tapper player page
Falcons | Atlanta eyeing a move up in the draft Fri Apr 21, 02:09 PM
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff believes there will be opportunities to move up from the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta has heavily scouted pass rushers. Missouri DE Charles Harris or Tennessee DE Derek Barnett are among those pass rushers who could be available in the 20s.
|Footballguys view: The Falcons have no issues moving up in the first round as they proved with WR Julio Jones years ago. With the 31st pick, there's a chance Harris would be there but Barnett should be long gone. There will be movement in the 20s, and expect the Falcons to be a player in that mix.|
NFL | Tarell Basham a top-32 player? Fri Apr 21, 01:50 PM
Ohio DE Tarell Basham appeared on one top-32 list from the two teams surveyed recently by Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.Link to story
Browns | Debate rages on about No. 1 Fri Apr 21, 01:03 PM
The Cleveland Browns' coaching staff is 'all in' on Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the front office and owner Jimmy Haslam reportedly are leaning more toward North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
|Footballguys view: We've heard a few different versions of this story. It's the time of year where misinformation is floated out, so perhaps teams behind the Browns who want Trubisky would be interested in trading up.|
Falcons | Charles Harris worked out for Falcons Fri Apr 21, 11:06 AM
Missouri DE Charles Harris worked out for the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago.
|Footballguys view: Harris is getting a lot of buzz right before the draft...and for good reason. He was a basketball star in high school, and he takes that type of fluid athleticism to the football field as a pass rusher. He can make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage, and Harris has good burst when the ball carrier is within range. He could be an option for the Falcons with the 31st overall pick in the first round.|
Falcons | Dwight Freeney's status unclear Thu Apr 20, 03:30 PM
Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Falcons) has already said he is not retiring from the NFL, but it's still unclear if the Atlanta Falcons will re-sign him. Atlanta will not decide on whether or not to make Freeney an offer until after the draft.Link to story
Dwight Freeney player page
Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul had multiple injuries Thu Apr 20, 01:09 PM
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (abdomen, groin) said his offseason surgery repaired four injuries - two in his groin and two in his abdomen. He added that he is fine now.Link to story
Jason Pierre-Paul player page
Steelers | Jason Fanaika let go Wed Apr 19, 05:16 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Fanaika was waived Wednesday, April 19.
Falcons | Several Falcons limited during workouts Wed Apr 19, 04:52 PM
Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg), CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral), DE Derrick Shelby (Achilles') and DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) have been limited during offseason workouts this week but all four players should be ready for training camp.Link to story
Adrian Clayborn player page
Derrick Shelby player page
Desmond Trufant player page
Lions | Takkarist McKinley meets with Detroit Wed Apr 19, 02:14 PM
UCLA DE/LB Takkarist McKinley met with the Detroit Lions earlier this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Length and hustle is the name of McKinley's game. He reminds some in the scouting community of Tamba Hali (Chiefs) because of his length and strength on the edge. McKinley needs to learn how to use his hands better, but his burst to the quarterback makes him someone to be feared when rushing the passer.|
Giants | Owamagbe Odighizuwa reports Wed Apr 19, 10:33 AM
New York Giants DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa has reported to voluntary workouts after hinting at possibly retiring in the offseason.Link to story
Owamagbe Odighizuwa player page
Giants | Kerry Wynn officially back Tue Apr 18, 06:51 PM
New York Giants restricted free-agent DE Kerry Wynn is signing his tender and will participate in offseason activities.Link to story
Kerry Wynn player page
Seahawks | Dion Jordan terms Tue Apr 18, 10:53 AM
Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks DE Dion Jordan received a one-year, $640,000 deal with no guaranteed money. He has a $615,000 base salary and a $25,000 workout bonus.Link to story
Dion Jordan player page
Raiders | Another tender signed Monday Mon Apr 17, 05:57 PM
Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent DE Denico Autry signed his exclusive rights tender Monday, April 17.Link to story
Denico Autry player page
Texans | J.J. Watt excited, feeling well Mon Apr 17, 02:52 PM
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said his body feels well and that he's looking forward to returning to action. Watt underwent back surgery earlier this offseason.
|Footballguys view: All signs point to Watt returning to his dominant ways in the NFL. That's great news for the Texans....now if they just had a quarterback.|
J.J. Watt player page
Eagles | Derek Barnett visiting Eagles Mon Apr 17, 10:32 AM
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett is visiting the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, April 17.
|Footballguys view: Barnett can get after the quarterback early and often. He's technically sound and strong at the point of attack. The Eagles have the 14th pick in the first round, and they may go for Barnett at that point. He's going to be a first-round pick and Barnett has to be considered one of the safest picks in this draft class because of his consistent level of production from college.|
Buccaneers | Jacquies Smith to work out Mon Apr 17, 09:45 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent DE Jacquies Smith, who has not signed his tender, is expected to work out with the team this week.Link to story
Jacquies Smith player page
Bengals | Cincinnati eyeing Derek Barnett? Sun Apr 16, 08:57 PM
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett was put through drills at his pro day by Cincinnati Bengals defensive line coach Jacob Burney while defensive coordinator Paul Guenther watched.
|Footballguys view: Barnett is one of the most productive players in this draft class. He broke Reggie White's all-time sack record at the University of Tennessee, and Barnett has the technique to continue his production at the pro level. He will be a first-round pick, and the Bengals may be thinking seriously about him at 9th overall.|
Jets | Sheldon Richardson not a big trade target Sun Apr 16, 04:17 PM
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson does not appear to be receiving a lot of interest in the trade market this offseason.
|Footballguys view: The Jets have been trying to move Richardson for quite some time now. Teams appear to be concerned about the $8.1 million is scheduled to receive in 2017 and that he is entering the final year of his contract.|
Sheldon Richardson player page
Texans | Houston keeping tabs on Tarell Basham Sun Apr 16, 02:07 PM
Ohio DE Tarell Basham recently worked out with the Houston Texans, who also put him through the paces on campus and met with him at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine as well the Senior Bowl.
|Footballguys view: Basham is a powerful player with the length and burst to get after the quarterback. He needs to learn how to use his hands better to get the most of his pass rushing ability. Basham should be a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.|
NFL | DeMarcus Walker not built for NFL? Sat Apr 15, 09:25 PM
Florida State DE DeMarcus Walker isn't a great athlete, according to an AFC scout. 'I wonder if his production will translate to the pros,' the scout said.
|Footballguys view: Walker posted 25 sacks over the last two years at Florida State, but he's not a 'win early' rusher. Instead, he relies on pursuit and a 'never quit' attitude against blockers. He's durable and dependable, but some team may want to try him inside at tackle.|
Vikings | Brian Robison likely to retire after 2018 Sat Apr 15, 11:03 AM
Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison has two years remaining on his contract and stated Friday, April 14, he expects to retire when his deal expires.Link to story
Brian Robison player page
Dolphins | Miami scouting Corey Vereen Sat Apr 15, 12:22 AM
Tennessee DE Corey Vereen has had two private meetings with the Miami Dolphins.Link to story
Ravens | Bronson Kaufusi may start in 2017 Fri Apr 14, 06:00 PM
Baltimore Ravens DE Bronson Kaufusi should have the chance to compete for one of the starting defensive end jobs during training camp.Link to story
Bronson Kaufusi player page
Browns | Coach wants Myles Garrett with No. 1 pick Fri Apr 14, 04:36 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson's preferred choice for the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to sources.Link to story
Jets | Acquiring Sheldon Richardson could be cheap Fri Apr 14, 12:19 PM
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson may not be able to fetch more than a fourth-round pick on the trade market given his recent off-field history and on-field production, according to the New York Post's Brian Costello.
|Footballguys view: If that was the case, then why aren't teams interested? The Jets have been wanting to deal Richardson for a while now, but to no avail so far. As the draft nears, we'll see if they can finally unload the talented defensive end.|
Sheldon Richardson player page
Eagles | Jared Odrick drew Eagles' interest Fri Apr 14, 10:27 AM
Free-agent DE Jared Odrick (Jaguars) has drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Odrick has been getting some interest out there...mainly in the NFC East. The Giants didn't re-sign Johnathan Hankins (Colts), so they've been interested in Odrick according to reports.|
Jared Odrick player page
Seahawks | Jared Odrick drew Seattle's interest Fri Apr 14, 10:27 AM
Free-agent DE Jared Odrick (Jaguars) has drawn interest from the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.Link to story
Jared Odrick player page
Panthers | Two prospects visiting Carolina Fri Apr 14, 08:11 AM
Louisiana State CB Tre'Davious White and Texas DE Derek Barnett are visiting the Carolina Panthers Friday, April 14.Link to story
Texans | Gerald Rivers waived Thu Apr 13, 05:03 PM
Houston Texans LB Gerald Rivers (undisclosed) was waived with a failed physical designation Thursday, April 13.Gerald Rivers player page
Patriots | Kerry Wynn visited Patriots Thu Apr 13, 04:48 PM
New York Giants restricted free-agent DE Kerry Wynn met with the New England Patriots Wednesday, April 12, according to a source. Wynn was given a low tender by the Giants in March.Link to story
Kerry Wynn player page
Raiders | Ego Ferguson works out for Oakland Wed Apr 12, 07:28 PM
Free-agent DT Ego Ferguson (Packers) worked out for the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 12, according to a source.Link to story
Ego Ferguson player page
Buccaneers | Taco Charlton visiting Tampa Bay Wed Apr 12, 06:39 PM
Michigan DE Taco Charlton is meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 12.Link to story
Dolphins | Derek Barnett could be option for Miami Wed Apr 12, 06:24 PM
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett would receive significant consideration from the Miami Dolphins if he were available when they pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.Link to story
Giants | NYG has interest in Jared Odrick Wed Apr 12, 05:16 PM
Free-agent DT Jared Odrick (Jaguars) has received some interest from the New York Giants.
|Footballguys view: The Giants may be considering Odrick since they haven't come to an agreement with free agent Johnathan Hankins.|
Jared Odrick player page
NFL | DeMarcus Walker to meet with several teams Wed Apr 12, 02:12 PM
Florida State DE DeMarcus Walker is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars before the 2017 NFL Draft, according to a source.Link to story
Browns | Browns split on No. 1 overall pick Tue Apr 11, 10:33 PM
The Cleveland Browns have not made up their mind on what they plan on doing with the No. 1 draft pick, according to sources. They have 'split opinions,' with some liking Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett and others liking North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky.Link to story
Bengals | Chris Smith shipped to Bengals Tue Apr 11, 11:29 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Chris Smith was acquired by the Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday, April 11, for a 2018 conditional draft pick.
|Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of Arkansas in 2014, Smith has 4.5 sacks in 19 appearances with the Jaguars. He's not a lock to be on the final roster, but Smith will compete to be a rotational rusher.|
Steelers | Two visit Steelers Tue Apr 11, 11:05 AM
Alabama LB Tim Williams and Villanova DE Tanoh Kpassagnon are visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, April 11.Link to story
Seahawks | Dion Jordan to Seattle Tue Apr 11, 10:42 AM
Free-agent DE Dion Jordan (Dolphins) agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, April 11. Terms weren't disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Jordan was a bust as a top-5 pick for the Dolphins in 2013. He only started a couple of games during his time in Miami, and Jordan missed the last two years due to suspension and injury. Jordan will have a chance to turn his career around in Seattle, but he's no lock or the 53-man roster.|
Dion Jordan player page
Buccaneers | Bryan Cox to visit Bucs Tue Apr 11, 09:31 AM
Florida DE Bryan Cox will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, April 14.Link to story
Falcons | Derek Barnett works out for Falcons Tue Apr 11, 08:25 AM
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett had a personal workout with the Atlanta Falcons recently, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Barnett is one of the most productive players in this draft class. He's technically sound, strong and has a great work ethic. Barnett broke Reggie White's all-time sack record at the University of Tennessee and has plug-and-play ability with star upside as a pro.|
Cowboys | Derek Barnett visits Cowboys Tue Apr 11, 08:24 AM
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett has recently visited the Dallas Cowboys.Link to story
Browns | Myles Garrett hopes to be top pick Mon Apr 10, 07:44 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett said he hopes the Cleveland Browns select him with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.Link to story
Redskins | Washington meeting with DeMarcus Walker Mon Apr 10, 06:28 PM
Florida State DE DeMarcus Walker is meeting with the Washington Redskins Monday, April 10, and will continue the visit Tuesday, April 11, according to a source.Link to story
Browns | Myles Garrett sends message to Cleveland Sun Apr 9, 10:05 PM
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett said he will be a 'difference maker' on the field, and he will 'punish' the Cleveland Browns if he isn't selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Well alrighty then. Garrett is a virtual lock to be the no.1 overall pick as he's seen as the clear cut best player available in this draft. The rookie certainly got a lot of attention with this sound bite, and there will be plenty of opportunity to back up his words.|