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  Ravens | Joe Flacco will miss workouts    Mon May 23, 08:16 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) will miss all of the organized team activities this offseason because he is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Flacco said he has made big improvements in his recovery, and head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco should be ready for training camp. QB Ryan Mallett will work with the first-team offense during the workouts.

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  Saints | Drew Brees will report for workouts    Mon May 23, 08:07 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he will be on the field for organized team activities Tuesday, May 24, even though the two sides have not be able to reach an agreement on a contract extension.

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  Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to return    Mon May 23, 01:27 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) wants to re-sign with the New York Jets. 'I would like to be back,' Fitzpatrick said. He's been in a three-month contract stalemate with the Jets.

Footballguys view: Things are at an impasse right now between Fitzpatrick and the Jets, but that could change quickly. Any other team with a QB need has already filled it, so Fitzpatrick has run out of options. He can either retire or sign a team-friendly deal with the Jets. At this point, it sounds like he doesn't want to retire so a return to the Jets makes the most sense.

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  NFL | Ryan Fitzpatrick not retiring    Mon May 23, 12:48 PM

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) dispelled rumors that he was considering retirement Monday, May 23. 'I'm playing,' Fitzpatrick said. 'I'm playing football next year.'

Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick is running out of options. The Jets could bring him back, but the price tag would likely be a lot lower than the veteran had hoped for. We think he winds up with the Jets as other QB-needy teams have already filled the positions.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady to file appeal    Mon May 23, 08:16 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's legal team will officially file its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Monday, May 23, which is the deadline to do so. 'The facts here are so drastic and so apparent that the court should rehear it,' attorney Ted Olson said.

Footballguys view: DeflateGate isn't over yet....but we'll sure be glad when it is.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor wants to open up offense    Sun May 22, 08:56 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor expects more out of the offense because he has a year of experience under his belt, and he wants to open up the passing game.

Footballguys view: Taylor proved a lot as a passer during his first year as a starter in the NFL. He has a rocket arm, but Taylor can throw deep with timing, touch and accuracy. The nature of a Rex Ryan offense is to run, run, run...but we'd like to see Taylor get a chance to do more through the air.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor wants healthy Sammy Watkins    Sat May 21, 11:29 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor said he is not worried about the injury to WR Sammy Watkins (foot) hurting their chemistry with each other. 'We've been talking together and getting on the same page,' Taylor said. 'We want on the field work obviously, but we'll get that when the time comes. The main thing is that he gets healthy so he can play at the level that we know he's capable of playing at.'

Footballguys view: Watkins is tremendously talented, but he's already battled through various injuries in two years as a pro and now he's got to come back from foot surgery. Perhaps his career will turn out like former Rams WR Isaac Bruce who had to fight injuries for a bit before playing like a star in the NFL. The Bills offense will flow through the rushing attack, but when Taylor goes to the air he'll be looking for Watkins early and often. Watkins has a current ADP of WR16 (3.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell to be 'big' for MIN    Sat May 21, 06:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has made a positive on-field impression on his new team thus far, according to QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Footballguys view: Treadwell certainly has star potential in the NFL. The offense is geared towards running the ball as much as possible with Adrian Peterson. That could keep Treadwell's numbers from reaching their full potential in 2016. We like the rookie as a WR4 for fantasy owners this season.

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  Broncos | Paxton Lynch may sign soon    Sat May 21, 10:33 AM

Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has not signed his rookie contract at this point, but agent Leigh Steinberg said he plans to reach an agreement with the Broncos quickly.

Footballguys view: Rookie holdouts are a thing of the past. Ever since the rookie wage scale was introduced, teams just slot their rookie salaries based on what the players before and the players behind got. Lynch was the 26th-overall pick, but he will have a bit of a QB premium price. Either way, he's going to give the Broncos a value for five years at the position...especially if he's the franchise QB they think he is.

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  Titans | Marcus Mariota comfortable with offense    Fri May 20, 09:36 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has been more vocal this offseason, according to TE Delanie Walker, and he looks more comfortable with the offensive system and is making quicker decisions.

Footballguys view: We are excited to see Mariota in year two as a pro. His athleticism and improved weapons around him should help him perform even better in 2016. From a fantasy lens, his production could be capped by the nature of this offense. Their "exotic smashmouth" offense should feature plenty of RBs DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry. That doesn't leave a lot for the passing game. He's a mid-range QB2 in 12-team fantasy leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston can improve    Fri May 20, 06:13 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston can improve on his technique and accuracy because he completed only 58.3% of his passes in 2015, according to quarterback coach Mike Bajakian.

Footballguys view: We love Winston and know that of course he can improve. His pass-placement is an issue as Winston needs to better lead his receivers to improve yards after the catch. We'll see if Winston can take strides to being a better QB in his sophomore season with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | OC had questions about Jameis Winston    Fri May 20, 05:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he was not a big fan of QB Jameis Winston when he entered the NFL, but his opinion has changed after working with him this offseason. Monken said the passing game needs to improve under Winston because it was inconsistent in 2015. 'I think from the outside you would've looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who he is. I was dead wrong. He wants to win as much as we do. He's a competitive joker, man, he's smart, he's intelligent ... you can win a lot of games with guys like that,' Monken said.

Footballguys view: Winston has high football character and IQ and he clearly already has the Bucs behind him, even down to the coaches. He should take a step forward in his second year if his receivers and tight ends can stay healthy, and he has also been reunited with his college kicker Roberto Aguayo after vouching for him before the Bucs traded back up into the second round to get him.

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  Browns | Josh McCown performing well    Fri May 20, 03:20 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown has performed well during organized team activities this week and appears to have a good grasp on the new offense.

Footballguys view: Robert Griffin III won't be handed the starting job. McCown was actually solid as a streaming quarterback last year, and if he wins out to start Week 1, he will be a viable fantasy option in the season opener at Philadelphia.

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  Jets | NY has high hopes for Hackenberg    Fri May 20, 02:07 PM

New York Jets director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger said the Jets have high hopes for QB Christian Hackenberg, their second-round draft pick. Heimerdinger also said the addition of Hackenberg doesn't reflect poorly on QB Bryce Petty.

Footballguys view: If the Jets do sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, one of Bryce Petty and Geno Smith will likely get released unless the team is ready to carry four quarterbacks. Even though this comment isn't supposed to reflect on Petty, it's hard to imagine the team turning to him as the backup, so this depth chart is far from settled.

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  Bengals | Andy Dalton to boost Tyler Boyd's game?    Thu May 19, 10:16 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd said he believes playing with QB Andy Dalton will help him elevate his performance. 'With him throwing me to open space, making me catch it away from defenders, making it a lot easier for me I feel like it'll just take my game to a whole other level than what I think it's already at,' Boyd said. 'It'll completely change me.'

Footballguys view: Dalton is solid on the shorter throws to slot receivers, which is where Boyd will be. Boyd has a lot of work to do to get up to speed, but with Dalton throwing and AJ Green occupying defenses, the rookie could develop into a decent WR4 or better this season.

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  Eagles | Zach Ertz not worried about QB situation    Thu May 19, 10:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz said he isn't going to run his routes any differently for QB Sam Bradford than he would for QB Carson Wentz.

Footballguys view: Ertz topped 800 yards last season and could approach 1,00 this year. Hopefully he'll see more red zone work though, as he has to improve on his two touchdowns to be a real fantasy factor.

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  Panthers | Cam Newton can still improve    Thu May 19, 06:39 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton still has an awful lot of room to grow, in the words of head coach Ron Rivera. 'As he continues to learn and understand more and more about offensive and defensive plays, his decision-making is going to be even better,' Rivera said. 'As long as he continues to stay healthy and keep getting better physically and work on his base fundamentals, I think the young man is going to get better.'

Footballguys view: The eight best player in Pro Football Focus' 101 Top Players list, Newton is still an unfinished product. His collapse near the end of the Super Bowl - as well as his press conference afterwards - show that. Still, he won a lot of Fantasy Championships last season and we expect him to continue to get better and better. He's a lock as a QB1 and could go as high as late first round in fantasy drafts.

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  Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick deadline soon?    Thu May 19, 04:31 PM

The deadline for free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could be sooner than expected. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport posits that the first legitimate deadline is when the Jets' organized team activities start Tuesday, May 24.

Footballguys view: The Jets aren't budging, no matter how much some in the media feel they should. GM Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles seem willing to wait and have Fitzpatrick come down on his requests or roll with Geno Smith, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. Unless some other team starts sniffing around Fitzpatrick, there's no urgency right now. Who will blink? We're thinking Fitzpatrick, unless there is an injury.

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  Eagles | Jordan Matthews has rapport with Bradford    Thu May 19, 12:58 PM

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews flew to Oklahoma in March to work with QB Sam Bradford, and Matthews is OK with Bradford's trade request earlier in the offseason. 'If I'm cool with it, then everybody should be cool with it,' Matthews said. 'Look, if I want to be here, and I'm happy with it, and we can go out there and just compete, that's all I want to focus on. That's all that matters.'

Footballguys view: Matthews led the team in targets (128), yards (997) and touchdowns (8) with Bradford under center, so we're sure he's happy to have him back. We think he could be a solid WR2 this year.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez hopeful for OTAs    Wed May 18, 03:52 PM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez (thumb) is hopeful he'll be able to participate when organized team activities begin next week. Sanchez is currently recovering from surgery on his left thumb and he is encouraged by the progress of the recovery.

Footballguys view: This could give the Broncos a nice look at Paxton Lynch to see how he can handle the offense, but we expect Sanchez to be ready long before camp and there's every chance he'll win the starting role. The last time Sanchez had a good defense and a solid run game he went to back to back AFC Championships. Even if the Broncos defense regresses, they'll keep games close and the weapons he has to pass to are better than anything he's had. However, know the Broncos want Lynch to start at some point this year. If Sanchez slips and Lynch is ready, the team will turn things over to the rook.

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  Eagles | Sam Bradford works with first-team    Wed May 18, 12:47 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Tuesday, May 17, with QB Chase Daniel taking repetitions with the second-team and QB Carson Wentz with the third-team. 'I've actually talked to Sam since he's back,' head coach Doug Pederson said, 'and I told him: My feelings haven't changed. He's my guy. He's the No. 1 guy. I want him to embrace that and not look backward. Look forward.'

Footballguys view: Bradford has to prove to his teammates and the fans that he's willing to work for the job, especially after his hissy fit post-draft. Wentz is raw, but the future, so Bradford is also auditioning for his next potential starting gig.

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  NFL | Zach Mettenberger had two other claims    Wed May 18, 10:07 AM

San Diego Chargers QB Zach Mettenberger had failed waiver claims from the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants placed on him before the Chargers claimed him.

Footballguys view: The Giants only have Ryan Nassib as a developmental QB behind Eli Manning. The Bengals are interesting because they have A.J. McCarron behind Andy Dalton, and McCarron is one of the most talked about reserve QBs in the NFL. Many think McCarron could one day be at least a solid starter.

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  Jets | Teammate expects Ryan Fitzpatrick back    Tue May 17, 09:55 PM

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not close to a contract agreement with the New York Jets, but Jets WR Eric Decker said he expects Fitzpatrick to be the starting quarterback in the first regular season game.

Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick is a seasoned veteran, so he doesn't need every offseason rep with the Jets as he already knows the Chan Gailey system like the back of his hand. The Jets drafted Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, but he's more of a developmental prospect who should sit for a year if possible. Geno Smith and Bryce Petty are the only other QBs on the roster. The Jets are at a stalemate right now with Fitzpatrick, but that could quickly change as we get closer to training camp.

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  Jets | Eric Decker talks Ryan Fitzpatrick    Tue May 17, 07:58 PM

New York Jets WR Eric Decker said the Jets need to be prepared to play without free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets). Decker does want New York to re-sign the veteran quarterback, but he's focused on the football team as a whole. 'All I can say is we have to move on without him right now because they are stuck where they are with the business decision,' Decker said. 'But, again, we have a job to do and that's to be the best football team, field the best football team, of who we have in the locker room right now.'

Footballguys view: The Jets WRs liked catching passes from Fitzpatrick because he has no fear throwing into coverage. The two sides are at an impasse right now, but that might change quickly as training camp draws near.

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  Chargers | Bryn Renner released    Tue May 17, 05:10 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Bryn Renner was released Tuesday, May 17, in light of the Chargers claiming QB Zach Mettenberger.

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  Chargers | Claim Zach Mettenberger    Tue May 17, 04:27 PM

Free-agent QB Zach Mettenberger (Titans) was claimed by the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, May 17.

Footballguys view: Mettenberger now gets reunited with former Titans head coach (and current Chargers OC) Ken Whisenhunt. We're not counting on some sort of career resurrection, but Mettenberger could win the backup job behind Philip Rivers in 2016. Kellen Clemens will be Mettenberger's competition for the no.2 job and a spot on the 53-man roster.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick not falling behind    Tue May 17, 03:35 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) is not falling behind QB Blaine Gabbert despite still rehabilitating his injuries, according to head coach Chip Kelly. '[Kaepernick] has a great grasp of what we're doing,' Kelly said. 'I'm really impressed by both [Gabbert] and him and their intelligence and being able to pick up what we're trying to do.'

Footballguys view: We're not so sure about that. The Kelly offense isn't overly complex, but getting into a rhythm within the system is a must...and Kaepernick isn't healthy enough to do that just yet. We see Gabbert as the uninspiring front-runner in this competition. Kelly said he hasn't set a timetable for when the starter will be announced.

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  Colts | Andrew Luck full-go    Tue May 17, 02:19 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder, kidney) said he is full go with no limitations for organized team activities. He took part in every drill during OTAs.

Footballguys view: The Colts go as Luck goes. If he's healthy, the team can make a run at the postseason. Last year, Luck was beat down behind one of the league's worst offensive lines. The Colts have made more than a few steps to improve the play up front, so Luck should be better protected this season. With an average (at best) rushing attack, the offense should flow through Luck. Fantasy owners should consider him his normal QB1 in drafts. He's current ADP is QB4 (5.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick working hard    Tue May 17, 01:02 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has made a good first impression with his work ethic to the new coaching staff, despite asking for a trade earlier in the offseason. He could wind up starting in Week 1. 'Works his butt off in rehab, great with the coaches, learning the offense quickly, I like him a lot,' one coach said.

Footballguys view: Kaepernick is recovering from three offseason surgeries, and he's lost some weight in the process. He needs to bulk back up and win the starting job in the new Chip Kelly system. His main competition is veteran Blaine Gabbert. Like Kaepernick, Gabbert has the athleticism to fit in the Kelly offense but he needs to improve his play under pressure. No matter how this shakes out, the 49ers have one of the worst QB situations in the league.

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  Eagles | M.J. McFarland joins Eagles    Tue May 17, 10:22 AM

Undrafted free-agent TE M.J. McFarland (UTEP) signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, May 17. QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson was released.

Footballguys view: McFarland measures in at 6'5" 253 pounds. He began his career at Texas, and he played three seasons for the Longhorns compiling 19 receptions for 178 yards and three touchdowns. McFarland then transferred to UTEP, but he never played for the Miners after testing positive for a banned substance.

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  Jets | OC likes Christian Hackenberg    Mon May 16, 10:26 PM

New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg has a great deal of potential and has good arm strength and intelligence, according to offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. Gailey said he is not worried that Hackenberg struggled in his last two college seasons.

Footballguys view: Gailey is a known "quarterback whisperer" but Hackenberg may not give him enough to work with. The rookie is tall, sees the field well and has a strong arm. However, he regularly makes poor decisions under pressure and is wildly inaccurate. At Penn State, Hackenberg had a 51.5 percent adjusted completion total (throws beyond line of scrimmage). He's a project to be sure, and Hackenberg may not be the franchise QB the Jets are hoping for.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins expects talks to heat up    Mon May 16, 07:43 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said he believes long-term contract talks will intensify closer to the July 15 deadline.

Footballguys view: Cousins has already signed his franchise tender, but the team seems intent on getting a long-term deal done. Washington GM Scot McCloughan recently said Cousins will be with the team "a long time." Deals get done at deadlines, so sometime in early July we should get more movement in this situation.

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  Saints | Two waived Monday    Mon May 16, 06:00 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Griffin Neal and WR Shane Wynn were placed on no-recall waivers Monday, May 16.

Footballguys view: The uber-football nerd in us was excited about the German Football League prospect, QB Griffin Neal. He didn't last long as a camp arm for the Saints. Looks like Garrett Grayson is safe as the team's QB3 behind Drew Brees and Luke McCown.


  Bengals | Waive Matt Johnson    Mon May 16, 05:56 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Johnson was waived Monday, May 16.


  Broncos | Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian to see more reps    Mon May 16, 04:38 PM

Denver Broncos QBs Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian will see all the snaps in organized team activities with QB Mark Sanchez (thumb) expected to miss the start of workouts after having surgery on his left thumb.

Footballguys view: Lynch is the player to highlight here. The team wanted to see if he'd be ready to assume the starting job in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos have not been shy about mentioning how they're going to push Lynch to see if he can handle a starter's workload this year. This injury to Sanchez opens a huge door for the rookie passer.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez underwent surgery    Mon May 16, 03:21 PM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez (thumb) injured his left thumb in the weight room Thursday, May 12, and underwent surgery Saturday, May 14. He will miss a few organized team activities, according to Mike Kils of 9news.com.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are already microwaving the learning curve of rookie first-round pick Paxton Lynch. This injury to Sanchez is only going to give the rookie more exposure and reps in practice. The team has Trevor Siemian too, but he's just a big arm and clipboard holder. Perhaps while Sanchez is out the Broncos will sign a veteran camp arm.

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  49ers | Chip Kelly impressed with Blaine Gabbert    Mon May 16, 01:38 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has impressed new head coach Chip Kelly with his athleticism in offseason workouts. 'He's extremely athletic,' Kelly began. 'It's interesting, the three of them, if you look at Driskel, Blaine and Kap, they're all 6-4 plus, and all can run. All of them are at 4.6 (seconds in the 40-yard dash) or under 4.6, which is kind of rare to have three guys that can do the same thing. It's beneficial to you.'

Footballguys view: Weep for the 49ers football fans. A rich history at QB which includes all-time greats like Joe Montana and Steve Young is now entrusted to....Blaine Gabbert. Perhaps Gabbert can fit in the Kelly system, but we are doubtful about his ability to be a quality starter. When healthy, Colin Kaepernick will be able to push Gabbert for the starting job.

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  Ravens | Josh Johnson to Ravens    Mon May 16, 11:16 AM

Free-agent QB Josh Johnson (Bills) signed with the Baltimore Ravens Monday, May 16, on an undisclosed deal.

Footballguys view: Johnson is a bit of an odd fit at backup QB for the Ravens. Like former Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor, Johnson is an athletic passer who can make plays on the run. Johnson has been a journeyman for years in the NFL, and he's likely just a camp arm for the Ravens.

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  Titans | Zach Mettenberger waived    Mon May 16, 09:47 AM

Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger was waived Monday, May 16.

Footballguys view: Mettenberger has a big arm, but he can't throw it into the ocean standing on the beach. Some thought the Titans would trade away Mettenberger after they selected Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. They signed Matt Cassel to back up Mariota, so Mettenberger became expendable.

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  Browns | Hue Jackson not rushing QB decision    Sun May 15, 08:58 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III or any other player won't be named the starting quarterback until they earn it, according to head coach Hue Jackson, but Jackson said that he expects to name the Week 1 start well before the season opener.

Footballguys view: We're expecting Griffin to be the team's starter. Rookie Cody Kessler is making a strong impression in Browns camp, but training camp and the preseason will be able to separate the two.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles in better situation    Sun May 15, 02:36 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will be able to jump into offseason work right away on his own because he knows the offense now, as opposed to last year when he waiting for instruction, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners were super happy with Bortles last year as he finished the season as the 4th-best fantasy QB. Bortles was picked up late in most drafts and even as a waiver-wire addition in some leagues in 2015, but you won't be getting the same value this year. He had 35 touchdowns last year, and that's around where we have him projected again this season. Bortles needs to be more consistent, but he's a high-upside QB1 as a weekly starter.

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  Raiders | Connor Cook impressing    Sun May 15, 01:53 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook will vie for the backup position with QB Matt McGloin. Cook impressed head coach Jack Del Rio at rookie minicamp. 'I think he's been outstanding,' Del Rio said. 'Obviously he is intelligent. He asks good questions. He's got arm talent. It's a matter of getting familiar [with] what we do and how we do it.'

Footballguys view: Let's pump the brakes here. Cook fell to the fourth round for a reason--mainly accuracy problems and off-field concerns. At Michigan State, Cook never had 60 percent completions and even on passes from 1-10 yards he was the third-worst QB (in completion percentage) in this draft class. Dynasty owners are hording QBs, so Cook has been picked up in most deep dynasty leagues.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati to try out Joe Licata    Sun May 15, 03:33 AM

Free-agent QB Joe Licata will work out with the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, May 16.

Footballguys view: Licata played his college ball for the University of Buffalo, and he is coming off a down 2015 season. He threw for 2,969 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2015 with a 62.4 completion percentage. Previous to that, Licata had many more TDs than INTs and teams are going to love his rocket arm. He's a camp arm, but Licata may be able to stick somewhere in the league.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick to compete when healthy    Sat May 14, 08:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) will compete with QB Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job once training camp begins and Kaepernick is closer to full strength, head coach Chip Kelly said.

Footballguys view: Gabbert has a good head start on Kaepernick, and it may be difficult for him to catch up. Not only does Kaepernick have to get healthy after three offseason surgeries, he also needs to put more weight on. Recent pictures of Kaeperncik show that he's really thin right now compared to his previous physique. Add in the fact that some think Kaepernick doesn't want to be there and we think this is looking more and more like Gabbert's job.

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  Bears | Jay Cutler to have same offense    Sat May 14, 08:14 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will work with an offense that has the same shell and language as last season, according to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, and Loggains said his strong relationship with Cutler will help offset the departure of Adam Gase.

Footballguys view: Cutler was able to thrive under Gase last year. Having the same system for him this year (even with Gase gone) should greatly help Cutler continue his solid play. From a fantasy perspective, Cutler should perform like a top-20 QB and a QB2/bye week filler.

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  Browns | Josh McCown could still be kept    Sat May 14, 03:32 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown could still stay with the Browns if he does not win the starting quarterback position, according to director of football operations Sashi Brown.

Footballguys view: The draft has come and gone, so any QB-needy team has already filled the void. McCown is just a "bridge" QB for a franchise in transition at the position. Perhaps if there is an injury in training camp, the Browns would be able to deal the veteran quarterback. Robert Griffin III should start, McCown should be his primary backup and rookie Cody Kessler should be the team's third-string, developmental QB.

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  Browns | Ricky Stanzi trying out    Sat May 14, 11:22 AM

Free-agent QB Ricky Stanzi (Lions) is participate in the Cleveland Browns' rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Stanzi has a huge arm, but he can't throw it in the ocean standing on the beach. He's a camp arm if he's able to latch on.

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  Browns | Coach happy with Cody Kessler    Sat May 14, 11:09 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler performed well during practice Friday, May 13, but it is too early to say if Kessler will compete for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Kessler showed good accuracy and footwork during practice and was comfortable under center and in the shotgun formation.

Footballguys view: Kessler was an...interesting...pick for the Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft. He had intriguing upside and potential in college at USC, but Kessler never seemed to fully flourish in his skill set. He's a safe QB who does not like to challenge the edge of a defense. Kessler is accurate in the pocket (70.4 percent) on intermediate routes, and he could be Hue Jackson's new version of Andy Dalton. If he works out, we see Kessler as a poor man's version of Dalton.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles happy with new center    Fri May 13, 09:32 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said it was a good move to have OG Brandon Linder take over the starting center spot, and Bortles said Linder has been doing well with the transition.

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  Eagles | Carson Wentz does not expect tension    Fri May 13, 04:39 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz said he expects to have a good relationship with QB Sam Bradford and does not expect any tension in the quarterback room. 'I think the relationship with him, and I believe with the other quarterbacks, will be great,' Wentz said. 'It will be a really competitive atmosphere. Hopefully, we'll learn together, grow together and really push each other.' Wentz said he does not care what his role is as long as the team is winning.

Footballguys view: Wentz has the upside to be a top-12 QB in the NFL. He'll deal with this Bradford "friction" the right way. While Bradford once demanded a trade (after Wentz was selected), it seems like the veteran has finally realized that he's Sam Bradford and shouldn't be demanding anything.

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