Fantasy Football News & Views
Bills | T.J. Yeldon signs with Bills Mon Apr 22, 08:24 AM
Free-agent RB T.J. Yeldon (Jaguars) signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Bills Monday, April 22. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Yet another veteran addition for the Bills here. Yeldon is behind LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore on the depth chart in Buffalo, but he could carve himself out a role. He's somewhat disappointed as a runner in the pros, but Yeldon could catch 40 or so passes for the Bills out of the backfield.|
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Bears | Chicago checks out Devin Singletary's hands Sat Apr 20, 10:35 PM
Florida Atlantic RB Devin Singletary said his private workout with the Chicago Bears focused mainly on pass routes and catching the ball out of the backfield.
|Footballguys view: Singletary's last year at FAU saw him only catch six passes on the season. He did have 51 receptions total in three years at Florida Atlantic. Singletary did have some focus drops through college and that's something the Bears were wanting to see if he'd worked on through the pre-draft process. Any back in Matt Nagy's offense needs to be a capable receiver, and Singletary could be a target for the Bears around the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft.|
Rams | Malcolm Brown praised by Todd Gurley Sat Apr 20, 09:13 PM
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown has 'always been reliable' when called upon, according to RB Todd Gurley. 'If I go out, he's doing the exact same thing,' Gurley said.
|Footballguys view: Brown certainly has talent as a runner when healthy. Last season, Brown was banged up with a collarbone injury that landed him on Injured Reserve after 12 games. The Rams re-signed Brown to a two-year, $3.25 million contract earlier this offseason and he'll be the primary backup to Todd Gurley in 2019.|
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NFL | Devin Singletary back at full speed Fri Apr 19, 11:24 PM
Florida Atlantic RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) said the hamstring he injured at his pro day felt great during a recent workout for the Chicago Bears.Link to story
Lions | Detroit meets with Devin Singletary Fri Apr 19, 11:21 PM
Florida Atlantic RB Devin Singletary met with the Detroit Lions ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Singletary's game is all about after contract. Last year for FAU, Singletary had over 1,000 rush yards after contact and he knows how to get the most out of every carry. We should see Singletary go off the board in the fourth or fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft.|
Vikings | Dalvin Cook feeling confident, healthy Fri Apr 19, 10:43 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he hasn't 'scratched the surface' of his potential yet. 'I'm getting back to how I used to feel,' Cook said. 'My confidence is out the roof. I feel great. I've had a great offseason.'
|Footballguys view: Everybody knows that Cook has plenty of talent, the question has been about his durability. Cook has only played in 15 games in two seasons as a pro. He made it through 11 games last year with the Vikings. If healthy for a full season, Cook has the ability to be a RB1 for Fantasy GMs.|
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Bears | Myles Gaskin met with Chicago Fri Apr 19, 10:29 PM
Washington RB Myles Gaskin said he had a private visit with the Chicago Bears ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Reports have come in over the last two weeks that the Bears will be looking for running back help in the 2019 NFL draft. Gaskin is likely to go off the board early on the final day of the draft, probably in the fourth round. He lacks prototypical size for a pro running back but Gaskin has great feet and can weave in and out of trouble.|
NFL | Several teams work out Nick Brossette Fri Apr 19, 09:00 PM
Louisiana State RB Nick Brossette participated in private workouts with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Bryce Love's knee health a concern Fri Apr 19, 01:28 PM
Former Stanford RB and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Bryce Love's stiff knee is a concern for NFL teams as they worry about Love being able to regain the movement and explosiveness he showed before undergoing ACL reconstruction in the 2018 season.
|Footballguys view: Love has talent but his injury history might scare off some teams. If healthy, Love could prove to be a value pick...likely near the end of the draft.|
Giants | Paul Perkins future in doubt Thu Apr 18, 09:58 PM
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins will have to beat out either RB Wayne Gallman or RB Robert Martin in order to make the roster in 2019, in the opinion of Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media.
|Footballguys view: Perkins has failed to play up to expectations as a pro. He drew some Jamaal Charles comparisons when he came out of UCLA in the 2016 NFL draft...and he's nowhere close to that with the Giants. Perkins is no lock for the 53-man roster in 2019.|
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Browns | Duke Johnson not at workouts Thu Apr 18, 06:37 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has not been present for offseason workouts this week, and general manager John Dorsey said he is not sure if Johnson will participate in the minicamp next week.
|Footballguys view: Johnson may want to be traded away after the team added Kareem Hunt, but the Browns don't have to do that right now. We imagine Johnson plays elsewhere in 2019 as there's no much room for him in the backfield when Hunt is back from his 8-game suspension. Stay tuned.|
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Dolphins | Kalen Ballage looking for starting job Thu Apr 18, 05:34 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage said he hopes to compete with RB Kenyan Drake for the starting job during training camp.
|Footballguys view: Ballage has the skill set to be a starter in the league. He's big, swift and can be used as a receiver out of the backfield. While not a powerful runner, Ballage is tough to bring down when he builds a head of steam. He'll compete with Kenyan Drake for touches in the Dolphins backfield this season.|
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NFL | Several teams interested in Darrell Henderson Thu Apr 18, 05:20 PM
Memphis RB Darrell Henderson met with the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Henderson gets it done, even though he's not the biggest or most natural running back out there. He's a big play waiting to happen and is tough to bring down even though he doesn't run with great balance. Sometimes out of control because of his speed, Henderson doesn't beat you with moves on top of moves. Instead, he finds a lane, hits the gas and is gone. He's best suited as a speed/complementary back at the pro level and certainly has fantasy value because of his knack for making big plays as a runner or receiver out of the backfield.|
Texans | D'Onta Foreman in good condition Thu Apr 18, 02:09 PM
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) returned to the team in good shape, according to general manager Brian Gaine.
|Footballguys view: Foreman only appeared in two games in 2018, including the playoffs. His second season was lost due to this injury but now that he's healthy Foreman should push Lamar Miller for playing time. Pay attention to this battle, and Foreman's effectiveness, in the preseason.|
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Giants | Saquon Barkley doesn't understand critics Thu Apr 18, 12:17 PM
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said Thursday, April 18, he fails to understand the critics who said the Giants should've selected a quarterback over him in the 2018 NFL Draft. 'If a Rookie of the Year (award) doesn't sway that mindset I don't know what will,' Barkley said.
|Footballguys view: Haters are gonna hate...and Barkley is okay with that. Barkley is phenomenal, and all those that doubted him coming out of Penn State (and there are more than will admit) look foolish given the top-level production he had as a rookie with the Giants. We're excited to see what Barkley can do for an encore in 2019.|
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Browns | GM praises Duke Johnson Thu Apr 18, 12:06 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson drew praise Thursday, April 18, from general manager John Dorsey. 'I keep telling you all, Duke's a very talented player,' Dorsey said at a news conference. 'He's a member of this organization moving forward. He understands the role he's going to play within this offense.'
|Footballguys view: Johnson is a talented player but there's not much room for him with the Browns. He could work as a pass-catching back behind starter Nick Chubb...that is until Kareem Hunt returns from his 8-game suspension. We should see Johnson traded at some point.|
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Bears | Chicago could consider RB in Round 3 Thu Apr 18, 02:46 AM
The Chicago Bears could be interested in a running back in the third round of this year's NFL Draft, in the opinion of the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who sees Memphis RB Darrell Henderson and Iowa State RB David Montgomery as potential fits for the offense that could still be on the board.
|Footballguys view: The Bears traded away Jordan Howard earlier this offseason, so they are in need of depth at the running back position. Given Matt Nagy's offense, the team should be looking for a versatile player who doesn't need to come off the field.|
Bears | Mike Davis to be primary back? Thu Apr 18, 02:19 AM
Chicago Bears RB Mike Davis is set to serve as the team's primary ball carrier during the 2019 season, in the opinion of the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.
|Footballguys view: Davis has always had a ton of talent, dating back to his college days at South Carolina. What he has yet is a full-time opportunity. Davis did post strong numbers last year in Seattle, finishing the 2018 season with 514 rushing yards and four touchdowns. We'll see what he can do as the Bears lead back if (when?) he wins the job in training camp.|
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Broncos | Phillip Lindsay taking it easy Wed Apr 17, 10:48 PM
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is at the team's minicamp, but either doing side field work or no work at all. 'He's still under the medical people's orders. He's fine, but he can't just twist (the wrist) right now,' head coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday, April 16.
|Footballguys view: Lindsay was fantastic as a rookie, being the first undrafted offensive player to be named to the Pro Bowl in his first season. This wrist injury is troubling as he won't be at full strength until we get to training camp. In the meantime, the Broncos new coaching staff will get a long look at 2018 third-round pick Royce Freeman.|
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Dolphins | No extension talks with Kenyan Drake Wed Apr 17, 09:43 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, and there are no contract extensions talks at the moment, according to a league source.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Drake is used more this year as the lead back for the Dolphins. New OC Chad O'Shea could use him similarly to the way the Patriots use James White, and Drake has been studying White's game to gain some insight. In a contract year, Drake could finally play up to his potential in 2019.|
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Cowboys | Dallas to pick up Ezekiel Elliott's option Wed Apr 17, 04:32 PM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option will be exercised this offseason, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Elliott's option in 2020 is just protection in case the Cowboys can't get a new long-term deal done with their superstar running back. His next contract should pass Todd Gurley's deal with the Rams (four years, $57.5 million with $45 million guaranteed).|
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Eagles | Corey Clement optimistic about opener Tue Apr 16, 09:04 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement (knee) has no timetable for when he will be able to practice, but he is confident he will be ready for Week 1 of the 2019 regular season.
|Footballguys view: Clement's knee injury is not an ACL and was categorized as 'just' a sprain last year when the Eagles put him on Injured Reserve. The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard earlier this offseason and Clement (when he returns around training camp) will have to work his way through an even more cramped backfield.|
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Bengals | Cincy meets with Rod Smith Tue Apr 16, 05:28 PM
Free-agent RB Rod Smith (Cowboys) visited with the Cincinnati Bengals recently, according to ESPN's Field Yates.Link to story
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Bills | T.J. Yeldon pays a visit to Buffalo Tue Apr 16, 05:18 PM
Free-agent RB| T.J. Yeldon met with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, April 16.Link to story
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Buccaneers | Ronald Jones impressing this offseason Tue Apr 16, 01:48 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones has impressed the team this offseason, general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday, April 16.
|Footballguys view: Jones was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft with the idea that he could be the lead back. Instead, his rookie season was a disappointing one due to injury and inconsistency. If he plays up to his potential, Jones will compete with Peyton Barber for the lead job in Tampa. Don't be surprised if the Bucs address the running back position at some point in the 2019 NFL draft.|
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Jaguars | Leonard Fournette to avoid team discipline Tue Apr 16, 12:56 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette won't face discipline from the team following his recent arrest for driving with a suspended license, head coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday, April 16.
|Footballguys view: Fournette was arrested earlier this month but it is something the team is not going to discipline him for. The relationship between the two sides is somewhat frosty right now. Fournette needs to stay out of trouble, stay healthy and produce up to the expected level in 2019.|
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Ravens | Mark Ingram feeling comfortable Tue Apr 16, 12:27 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram said Tuesday, April 16, he's only been with his new team for a few days but it already 'feels like home.'
|Footballguys view: Ingram has been with the Saints for what feels like forever. A first-round pick of the Saints in 2011, Ingram now finds himself with a new team. The Ravens should use him like a lead back in 2019, and he may be a RB2 for Fantasy GMs in 2019.|
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Seahawks | Financials for J.D. McKissic Tue Apr 16, 12:17 AM
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB J.D. McKissic's exclusive rights free-agent deal signed on Monday, April 15 is a one-year deal for $720,000.
|Footballguys view: McKissic has talent as a receiver out of the backfield but he struggles to stay healthy. He's no.3 on the Seahawks depth chart at best behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.|
Eagles | Philly meets with Ryquell Armstead Mon Apr 15, 10:17 PM
Temple RB Ryquell Armstead met with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, April 15.Link to story
Steelers | Pittsburgh meets with two prospects Mon Apr 15, 09:31 PM
Maryland RB Ty Johnson and Murray State LB Quincy Williams met with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, April 15.Link to story
Ravens | Three ERFAs re-signed Mon Apr 15, 07:48 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agents RB De'Lance Turner, C Matt Skura and OG Jermaine Eluemunor signed their one-year tender offers Monday, April 15. Turner will make $570,000 in 2019, while Skura and Eluemunor will make $645,000.Link to story
Ravens | Gus Edwards signs tender Mon Apr 15, 07:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent RB Gus Edwards signed his one-year tender offer Monday, April 15, and will make $570,000 in 2019.
|Footballguys view: Edwards was an ERFA, meaning he didn't have much choice but to sign his tender. He was a lead back for the Ravens down the stretch but with the addition of Mark Ingram in free agency, Edwards is likely headed for a reserve role.|
Seahawks | Nine ERFAs re-signed Mon Apr 15, 07:28 PM
Seattle Seahawks exclusive rights free-agents LB Austin Calitro, LB Emmanuel Ellerbee, C Joey Hunt, DE Branden Jackson, S Shalom Luani, RB J.D. McKissic, LS Tyler Ott, CB Kalan Reed and OG Jordan Simmons signed their one-year tenders Monday, April 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
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Rams | Todd Gurley feeling better Mon Apr 15, 07:20 PM
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said his knee is feeling better and does not expect it to be a long-term issue.
|Footballguys view: Gurley's knee injury bothered him down the stretch of the 2018 season and he had to miss time, leading to C.J. Anderson emerging for the Rams before and during the postseason. Anderson is gone to the Lions and Gurley is feeling better. We know he's a stud when healthy and hopefully he gets back to his studly ways in 2019.|
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Eagles | Josh Adams to miss start of offseason Mon Apr 15, 11:40 AM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Josh Adams (shoulder) will miss the start of offseason workouts due to recovery from shoulder surgery.
|Footballguys view: He underwent surgery on his labrum in January and has a six-month timetable. Adams has a jam-packed depth chart to work his way through when healthy. The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard this offseason and may take another running back in the 2019 NFL draft.|
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Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott will report Mon Apr 15, 10:45 AM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will report for offseason conditioning Monday, April 12, despite his desire for a contract extension.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys took care of DE Demarcus Lawrence and now it's time to get new deals done for Elliott and QB Dak Prescott. We'll see if they can get something done with Elliott before the start of the regular season. He's under team control through the 2020 season (with the fifth-year option next year).|
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Cardinals | David Johnson looking to achieve big goal Sat Apr 13, 05:10 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson said he still wants to post at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.
|Footballguys view: Johnson is coming off somewhat of a down season in 2018. He should touch the ball as much as possible with the Cardinals new offense in 2019. Johnson was close to the 1,000/1,000 club in 2016 with 1,128 yards rushing and 852 yard receiving. Only two running backs in NFL history have ever achieved that (Roger Craig, Marshall Faulk) but Johnson could get there if he stays healthy this season. Even off a disappointing year, Johnson is still a RB1 for Fantasy GMs.|
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Jets | Bilal Powell not returning to NYJ? Fri Apr 12, 10:30 PM
Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (Jets) doesn't appear likely to be re-signed by the New York Jets, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.
|Footballguys view: Absolutely zero surprise here. The Jets have Le'Veon Bell as their top running back, and they just added Ty Montgomery as a pass-catching back earlier this week. Add in guys like Eli McGuire, Trenton Cannon and De'Angelo Henderson and you can clearly see there's no room for Powell anymore. We'll see if the veteran can latch on with a team later in the offseason.|
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Buccaneers | Jacquizz Rodgers finished in Tampa? Fri Apr 12, 09:15 PM
Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Buccaneers) is unlikely to be re-signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the opinion of Geoffrey C. Arnold of The Oregonian.
|Footballguys view: The Bucs are set at the top of the depth chart with guys like Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones. Don't be surprised if they add more talent to the RB corps in the 2019 NFL draft, and don't expect Rodgers to be a part of their plans...unless injuries hit the depth chart in training camp.|
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NFL | Two interested in Jalin Moore Fri Apr 12, 07:46 PM
Appalachian State RB Jalin Moore met with the New Orleans Saints earlier this week and is scheduled to meet with the Chicago Bears, according to a source.Link to story
Steelers | Kerrith Whyte meets with Steelers Fri Apr 12, 04:09 PM
Florida Athletic RB Kerrith Whyte met with the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, April 11.Link to story
Rams | Todd Gurley's importance unlikely to change Fri Apr 12, 03:49 PM
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will 'continue to be a central piece of our offense and I don't see that changing,' head coach Sean McVay told The Rich Eisen Show on Friday, April 12.
|Footballguys view: Gurley should be the centerpiece of what the Rams do on offense. They need to run the ball effectively in order to set up the play-action passing game for Jared Goff and the rest of the offense. We'll see if Gurley can stay healthy this year and not get slowed down by a knee problem like he did at the end of the 2018 season.|
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Jets | Elijah McGuire bumped down the charts? Thu Apr 11, 10:46 PM
New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire will likely be the third-string running back following the signing of RB Ty Montgomery, according to Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record.
|Footballguys view: Yeah, it's a weird signing for the Jets as they already have McGuire (and Trenton Cannon) on the roster. The starter is Le'Veon Bell, and he's a great three-down back. When he needs a breather, Montgomery might be that next back up.|
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Panthers | Christian McCaffrey ready for more Thu Apr 11, 09:53 PM
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey said his offseason training regiment will allow him to handle another heavy workload in 2019. 'I played in every game last year, felt great,' McCaffrey said. 'I can do it again.'
|Footballguys view: McCaffrey had 219 carries and 107 catches last year for the Panthers. He'll be in line for a similar workload in 2019, locking him into RB1 status for Fantasy GMs...and McCaffrey could finish as the no.1 fantasy running back in 2019.|
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Cardinals | David Johnson excited for offense Thu Apr 11, 09:20 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson said he is excited to work out of the shotgun in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense. 'I think it really opens up more space for me and makes me able to read the defense a little bit more,' Johnson said.
|Footballguys view: Johnson had a disappointing season in 2018 but he still finished as the no.10 fantasy running back in standard-scoring leagues. This new offense should put him front and center, and Johnson should be a RB1 for Fantasy GMs once again.|
David Johnson player page
Bills | Darrell Henderson visits Thu Apr 11, 05:38 PM
Memphis RB Darrell Henderson met with the Buffalo Bills Thursday, April 11.
|Footballguys view: Henderson is a big play waiting to happen. He's got the speed to take it to the house from anywhere on the field. Henderson is seen as a mid second-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.|
Jets | Ty Montgomery joining Jets Thu Apr 11, 05:27 PM
Free-agent RB Ty Montgomery (Ravens) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Jets Thursday, April 11, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery is going to serve as the primary change-of-pace back behind starter Le'Veon Bell. It's an interesting signing for the Jets since they already have Eli McGuire and Trenton Cannon in the backfield. We'll see those three compete for playing time and to establish a pecking order behind Bell for the 2019 season.|
Ty Montgomery player page
Jaguars | Leonard Fournette arrested Thu Apr 11, 04:08 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette was arrested Thursday, April 11, for allegedly driving with a suspended license. He paid a $1,508 bond and was released.
|Footballguys view: The third-year running back's licenses had been suspended last November when he was cited for driving 37 miles per hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone. He had not paid the required fine.|
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Colts | Josh Jacobs visiting Indy Thu Apr 11, 01:58 PM
Former Alabama RB and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Josh Jacobs is visiting with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, April 11, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Jacobs is widely considered the best RB in the 2019 NFL draft. He's a swift runner with plenty of power. He keeps his feet upon contact and Jacobs can be used effectively as a receiver out of the backfield. Once he builds a head of steam, changing direction quickly or smoothly is a problem. The Colts have a jam-packed backfield already but are looking at adding more talent to the position. Jacobs might be the only RB selected in the first round of this draft.|
Dolphins | Ty Montgomery to visit Miami Thu Apr 11, 12:54 PM
Free-agent RB Ty Montgomery (Ravens) will visit the Miami Dolphins on Friday, April 12.
|Footballguys view: Montgomery is visiting with a couple of AFC East teams, the Jets and the Dolphins just to see if he can get some work. He is a pass-catching back who can play some slot receiver too plus return kicks. Montgomery would be an odd fit with the Jets who already have Eli McGuire and Trenton Cannon as receiving backs or change-of-pace backs behind starter LeVeon Bell.|
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