Fantasy Football News & Views
Rams | LA cuts Tyrell Thompson Sat Jun 15, 02:21 AM
Los Angeles Rams DT Tyrell Thompson was waived Friday, June 14.Link to story
Jaguars | Light work for Joshua Allen Fri Jun 14, 11:24 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Joshua Allen (knee) was able to work on the side during practice Thursday, June 13.Link to story
Colts | Al-Quadin Muhammad worked with starters Fri Jun 14, 07:22 PM
Indianapolis Colts DE Al-Quadin Muhammad received a lot of work with the first-team defense this offseason since DE Jabaal Sheard (undisclosed) was sidelined.Link to story
Giants | Dexter Lawrence officially in the fold Fri Jun 14, 02:02 PM
New York Giants first-round DT Dexter Lawrence (Clemson) signed his four-year rookie contract with the team Friday, June 14. The deal also includes a fifth-year team option. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Lawrence will be a force on early downs right away, although the team traded away a similar player in Damon Harrison for a fifth-round pick last year.|
Cowboys | Dallas likely to have two stars start on PUP Thu Jun 13, 05:43 PM
Dallas Cowboys CB Byron Jones (hip) and DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) are expected to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.Link to story
Demarcus Lawrence player page
Byron Jones player page
Colts | Indianapolis inks Obum Gwacham Thu Jun 13, 03:48 PM
Free-agent DE Obum Gwacham (AAF) signed an undisclosed contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, June 13. DT Chunky Clements was waived to make room for him on the roster.Link to story
Obum Gwacham player page
Jaguars | Jacksonville adds two, subtracts two Thu Jun 13, 03:06 PM
Free-agent WR Tre McBride and DT Kalani Vakameilalo signed undisclosed contracts with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, June 13. LB Nick DeLuca and LS Christian Kuntz were waived to make room for them on the roster.Link to story
Tre McBride player page
Cardinals | Arizona checks up on Andre Branch Thu Jun 13, 02:52 PM
Free-agent DE Andre Branch (Dolphins) visited with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, June 13.Link to story
Andre Branch player page
49ers | Nick Bosa update Thu Jun 13, 10:50 AM
San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa (hamstring) believes he'll be ready for training camp. He's going to spend another week in Santa Clara, Calif., with other rookies working on strength and conditioning before working out with his brother Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa.Link to story
Eagles | Derek Barnett may be ready for camp Wed Jun 12, 04:41 PM
Philadelphia Eagles DE Derek Barnett (shoulder) hopefully will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
|Footballguys view: Barnett made it through six games in 2018 before this shoulder injury (and surgery) forced him out of the lineup. He's a talented player when healthy and a boost for the Eagles pass rush. We'll see if he can get out there at the start of camp later this summer.|
Derek Barnett player page
Raiders | Arden Key had surgery Wed Jun 12, 03:36 PM
Oakland Raiders DE Arden Key (shoulder) said he underwent shoulder surgery in January.
|Footballguys view: Key was supposed to be a big part of the Raiders pass rush as a rookie in 2018, but in 16 games (10 starts) he only had 1.0 sack. The shoulder surgery is being declared as only a clean-up procedure. We'll see if Key can perform better in year two of his pro career.|
Arden Key player page
Panthers | Carolina signs Sione Teuhema Tue Jun 11, 08:24 PM
Free-agent LB Sione Teuhema (AAF) signed with the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, June 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived DT T.J. Barnes.Link to story
T.J. Barnes player page
Cowboys | PUP list likely for DeMarcus Lawrence Tue Jun 11, 07:23 PM
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) likely will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The team believes Lawrence will be ready for Week 1.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Lawrence has been recovering from shoulder surgery and there's a chance he is ready for the start of the regular season. If there are any snags in his recovery, Lawrence might not be able to get onto the field until September or October. We'll know more about Lawrence's recovery in the month of August.|
Demarcus Lawrence player page
Saints | Cameron Jordan lands extension Tue Jun 11, 12:57 PM
New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension Tuesday, June 11, that keeps him signed through the 2023 season.
|Footballguys view: A first-round pick of the Saints in the 2011 NFL draft, Jordan had previously expressed that he wants to be a Saints 'lifer' and is now under contract through his age-34 season. Jordan's new deal is worth a maximum of $55.5 million, which includes more than $42 million in guaranteed money, per Schefter's report.|
Cameron Jordan player page
Colts | Indianapolis inks Caraun Reid to one-year deal Mon Jun 10, 03:13 PM
Free-agent DL Caraun Reid (Cowboys) signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, June 10. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Caraun Reid player page
Broncos | Dre'Mont Jones signs on dotted line Mon Jun 10, 02:11 PM
Denver Broncos third-round DT Dre'Mont Jones (Ohio State) signed his four-year rookie contract worth $4.188 million on Monday, June 10. The deal includes a signing bonus of $1.066 million.Link to story
Falcons | Four Falcons in attendance Mon Jun 10, 10:14 AM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, DT Grady Jarrett, LB Vic Beasley and LB Deion Jones reported to mandatory minicamp Monday, June 10, after they skipped voluntary organized team activities.
|Footballguys view: The work is mandatory, so nobody wants to get fined. Jones is expected to get his contract restructured in the near future, even though he still has a couple of years remaining on his deal. We're expecting something to get done before Week 1 of the regular season.|
Julio Jones player page
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Buccaneers | Jason Pierre-Paul update Sat Jun 8, 02:54 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) is not expected to return until sometime in October, according to head coach Bruce Arians.Link to story
Jason Pierre-Paul player page
Lions | Trey Flowers still on the mend Fri Jun 7, 10:36 PM
Detroit Lions DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) has been working with the rehab group during mandatory minicamp.Link to story
Trey Flowers player page
Cowboys | Taco Charlton on track for camp Fri Jun 7, 05:10 PM
Dallas Cowboys DE Taco Charlton (ankle) did some resistance training during practice this week and is on track for training camp.Link to story
Taco Charlton player page
Giants | Jeremiah Harris cut from IR Fri Jun 7, 02:50 AM
New York Giants OLB Jeremiah Harris (undisclosed) was released from IR with an injury settlement Thursday, June 6.
|Footballguys view: Harris caught on as a undrafted free agent for the Giants, but his injury ended his chances of making the team this year. The team signed former Steelers draft pick Keion Adams in his place. Adams will be trying to make the team as an edge rushing outside linebacker, just as Harris was.|
Jaguars | Joshua Allen to miss minicamp Thu Jun 6, 10:43 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Joshua Allen (knee) is expected to miss the three-day minicamp, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
|Footballguys view: Allen has a knee bruise and the team is being careful with him. The 2019 first-round pick should be a force to be reckoned with once healthy and getting after the passer.|
Giants | Jeremiah Harris to IR Thu Jun 6, 02:32 AM
New York Giants OLB Jeremiah Harris (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to the team's Reserve/Injured list on Wednesday, June 5.Link to story
Bills | Buffalo makes roster moves Wed Jun 5, 06:52 PM
Free-agent TE Nate Becker (Lions) and DT L.T. Walton (Steelers) signed with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, June 5. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also released TE Moral Stephens and DT Quindarius Thagard.Link to story
Leterrius Walton player page
Jets | Quinnen Williams making progress Wed Jun 5, 04:26 PM
New York Jets DT Quinnen Williams (calf) has been limited because of a calf injury but should be a full participant during practice next week, according to head coach Adam Gase.Link to story
Falcons | Allen Bailey visiting Falcons Wed Jun 5, 01:47 PM
Free-agent DT Allen Bailey (Chiefs) is visiting the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, June 5.Link to story
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Bills | Stevie Tu'ikolovatu working out for Bills Wed Jun 5, 10:09 AM
Free-agent DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu (Buccaneers) is working out for the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, June 5.Link to story
Jaguars | Roderick Young cut from IR Wed Jun 5, 02:15 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Roderick Young (undisclosed) was released from the team's Reserve/Injured list on Tuesday, June 4.Link to story
Jaguars | Shane Bowman done in Jacksonville Tue Jun 4, 03:42 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Shane Bowman was released Tuesday, June 4.Link to story
Jaguars | Datone Jones inks deal with Jacksonville Tue Jun 4, 03:25 PM
Free-agent DT Datone Jones (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, June 4.Link to story
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Giants | Keion Adams signs with Giants Tue Jun 4, 10:31 AM
Free-agent LB Keion Adams (Steelers) signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Giants Tuesday, June 4. OLB Jeremiah Harris (undisclosed) was waived/injured.Link to story
Lions | Two Lions want new deals Tue Jun 4, 09:22 AM
Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison and CB Darius Slay will skip the mandatory minicamp as both players are wanting new contracts. Harrison lost a $250,000 workout bonus for skipping voluntary workouts and could be fined up to $88,650 for missing the minicamp.
|Footballguys view: Harrison has been staying away this offseason. He's owed around $16 million with two years left on his current contract. Something should be worked out between the two sides but perhaps Harrison is in line for only a small pay bump. We'll see if the Lions want to play hardball with the veteran run-stuffer.|
Damon Harrison player page
Darius Slay player page
Jaguars | Lyndon Johnson waived/injured Mon Jun 3, 07:02 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Lyndon Johnson (undisclosed) was waived/injured Monday, June 3.Link to story
Panthers | Carolina wins Gerald McCoy sweepstakes Mon Jun 3, 05:53 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) reportedly agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers on an undisclosed contract Monday, June 3.
|Footballguys view: Details of that contract are now in. McCoy reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $8 million, according to Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud, who adds the contract can max out at a reported $10.25 million with incentives. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the signing bonus will be $4 million. McCoy stays in the NFC South where he can play his former team twice a year. He should be a good fit for the Panthers defense and then get to hit the open market again in 2020.|
Gerald McCoy player page
Lions | Brandon Reilly back with Detroit Mon Jun 3, 03:12 PM
Free-agent WR Brandon Reilly (Lions) signed an undisclosed contract to return to the Detroit Lions on Monday, June 3, after the team waived him nearly a month ago. LB Juwon Young was waived to make room for him on the roster.
|Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Nebraska in 2017, Reilly has bounced around to a few different rosters since then. The Lions signed him to a reserve/futures deal back in late January. We'll monitor the 6'2" 200 pound wide receiver in super deep dynasty formats.|
Patriots | Chase Winovich signs rookie deal Mon Jun 3, 10:53 AM
New England Patriots third-round pick DE Chase Winovich signed a four-year deal Monday, June 3. The deal is worth $3,827,312 with a $997,312 signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: There is a lot to like about Winovich's game. He's one of the most relentless players in this draft class and loves to get after opponents with a non-stop motor. Winovich plays with natural violence and has an intimidating edge to his game. His aggressive play style can be a double-edged sword as he will overrun plays at time. We'll be interested to see how the Patriots use him in the pros, but the potential is there for him to be a solid starter for years to come.|
Jets | Quinnen Williams still limited Sat Jun 1, 09:41 PM
New York Jets DT Quinnen Williams (calf) has been limited to individual and positional drills during OTAs.
|Footballguys view: Williams should be an instant impact player this year, especially because he'll line up next to Leonard Williams. Hopefully he is fully healthy by the open of camp so defensive coordinator Gregg Williams can devise lots of ways to cross up blocking schemes with one of the best interior line combos in the league.|
Bills | Trent Murphy finally healthy Sat Jun 1, 09:33 PM
Buffalo Bills LB Trent Murphy (knee) said he is finally back at 100 percent after playing at less than full speed last year because of the knee injury that sidelined him for all of 2017.
|Footballguys view: The Bills have been searching for an edge rush presence to complement Jerry Hughes and Murphy is probably the best candidate this year. If he can stay healthy, he should improve their passing down defense and have an outside shot at IDP relevance.|
Trent Murphy player page
NFL | Gerald McCoy taking his time to decide Fri May 31, 04:39 PM
Free-agent DL Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) is expected to take the weekend before making a decision to join one of the three teams he visited this week - the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers - according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: It's been known for some time that McCoy was going to take his time. He wants to weigh the best option but he also wants to see if he can latch on with a contender. We should see him make a decision in the near future.|
Gerald McCoy player page
Ravens | Jaylon Ferguson inks rookie deal Fri May 31, 03:27 PM
Baltimore Ravens third-round DE/LB Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech) signed a four-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday, May 31. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Seahawks | Malik McDowell sued by Seahawks Fri May 31, 10:34 AM
Former Seattle Seahawks DT Malik McDowell is being sued by the Seahawks alleging he failed to repay the team $799,238, the amount an arbitrator ordered the defensive lineman to give back to the Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: McDowell has yet to respond to the arbitrator's ruling. A second-round pick in the 2017 draft, McDowell missed his entire rookie season after suffering a severe head injury in an ATV accident. He was waived by the Seahawks last July and spent 2018 out of the league. McDowell turns 23-years old later this month and it sounds like he wants to resume playing football.|
Malik McDowell player page
Jaguars | Josh Allen to play DE Thu May 30, 11:37 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Joshua Allen was drafted to play at defensive end, according to defensive coordinator Todd Wash.
|Footballguys view: Allen is a prototypical EDGE player who can get around would-be blockers with bend and burst. He's going to be tasked with getting after the quarterback early and often. Allen does have athleticism to be used in coverage but that's not what he does best.|
Falcons | Takkarist McKinley playing some LB Thu May 30, 10:49 AM
Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley has spent time at strongside linebacker in organized team activities.
|Footballguys view: McKinley is going to be primarily a defensive end for the Falcons still, but head coach Dan Quinn commented that there might be some packages where the pass-rusher is moved around. He had 7.0 sacks in 2018 and the team could benefit greatly from him increasing that number this season.|
Takkarist McKinley player page
Panthers | Gerald McCoy to visit Wed May 29, 06:19 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) is scheduled to meet with the Carolina Panthers later this week, according to a source.Link to story
Gerald McCoy player page
Redskins | Montez Sweat signs rookie contract Wed May 29, 04:07 PM
Washington Redskins first-round draft choice DE Montez Sweat signed a four-year contract with the Redskins Wednesday, May 29. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but the financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Washington moved back into the first round of the 2019 NFL draft so they could snare Sweat. He's long, fast and quick around the edge. Sweat has the makings of a premiere pass rusher if he stays healthy and develops properly.|
Titans | Tennessee adds Frank Herron Wed May 29, 03:14 PM
Free-agent DT Frank Herron (Patriots) agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, May 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Falcons | Atlanta makes roster moves Wed May 29, 02:26 PM
Free-agent OT Dieugot Joseph (Jets) and DE Austin Larkin (AAF) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, May 29. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived Devon Johnson.Link to story
Buccaneers | Stevie Tu'ikolovatu released Wed May 29, 11:24 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu was released Wednesday, May 29.Link to story
Ravens | Gerald McCoy having dinner with coaches, players Tue May 28, 08:05 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) is having dinner with Baltimore Ravens coaches and players Tuesday, May 28, after meeting with the team. McCoy's visit has been 'great,' according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
|Footballguys view: The Ravens are making a big push for McCoy. Speculation is that the Browns feel good about their chances, but we'll see if Baltimore has the money and opportunity that McCoy wants.|
Gerald McCoy player page
Colts | Indy swaps out defensive tackles Tue May 28, 04:07 PM
Free-agent DT Chunky Clements (Texans) was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, May 28. DT Johnny Robinson was waived to make room for him on the roster.Link to story