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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell not running yet    Sat Feb 6, 11:57 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he has not been cleared to run at this time. Bell suffered a torn medial collateral ligament during the season.

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  Panthers | Mike Tolbert probable for Super Bowl    Fri Feb 5, 06:03 PM

Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced in full all week and is probable to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott likes Dallas    Fri Feb 5, 05:57 PM

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott said he'd love to play for the Dallas Cowboys. 'The Dallas Cowboys (are my pick). I want to go play behind that great offensive line they have down in Dallas,' Elliott said. He ran for more than 1,800 yards in each of his last two seasons in college, and Elliott is pegged to be the top prospect available at his position in the draft this year.

Footballguys view: A running back in the top five might seem unconventional now, but Elliott would maximize the value of the Cowboys studly offensive line.

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  Eagles | DeMarco Murray unlikely to be cut    Fri Feb 5, 12:45 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is guaranteed $7 million in 2016, and the Eagles would take a $13 million salary cap hit if they were to release him before June 1, which makes Murray unlikely to be cut. Murray would likely have to take a pay cut to be traded.

Footballguys view: Murray staying on the Eagles might not be a best case scenario. New head coach Doug Pederson is in the Andy Reid mold, and just because the Eagles will be forced to keep him due to financial considerations doesn't mean that they'll have to make him a central part of the office. The best case scenario for fantasy players might be that pay cut and trade.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch likely done in Seattle    Fri Feb 5, 11:59 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is unlikely to return to the Seahawks in 2016, according to NFL Network commentator Michael Robinson. Robinson, who is close friends with Lynch, said he knew what Lynch's intentions were regarding retirement, but he wasn't at liberty to say. 'It's fair to assume (his days in Seattle are over,)' Robinson said.

Footballguys view: Lynch is exactly the kind of player who goes out on his own terms. He could still be viable in a smaller role a la Steven Jackson, but look for Lynch to retire and continue to have fun instead of limping into the sunset. Thomas Rawls should enter the 2016 season as the lead back in Seattle and go no later than the 3rd-4th round of drafts.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley's foot OK    Fri Feb 5, 11:30 AM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (foot) said all is well with his foot Friday, Feb. 5, and he's doing offseason training in Los Angeles.

Footballguys view: Gurley greatly exceeded expectations in 2015 after returning to the field less than a year after he tore his ACL. The Rams passing game was absolutely putrid and Gurley was still a major difference maker in fantasy leagues. Any incremental improvement could turn him into a truly elite fantasy running back capable of winning any week for you on his own.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin wants to stay in Tampa Bay    Thu Feb 4, 09:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: Martin had a bounce-back season in 2015 after two seasons set back by injury and inconsistency. We have a feeling the Bucs keep him around in 2016 and beyond. He'll be a key cog (again) in Dirk Koetter's offense.

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  Eagles | DeMarco Murray committed to Eagles    Thu Feb 4, 07:48 PM

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he is committed to the Eagles despite rumors that there may be dissension between Murray and Philadelphia and despite a tweet by Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant telling Murray to return to the Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have Murray under contract through 2019, and he's got a $7 million cap number in 2016. There's $13 million left in dead money on his contract according to Spotrac.com. Of course Murray is committed to the Eagles because he's getting paid...and he's getting more than he likely would from the open market.

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  Seahawks | DeMarco Murray not a fit for Seattle?    Thu Feb 4, 07:39 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray drew interest from the Seattle Seahawks last offseason before he signed with the Eagles. He could be pursued by them again this offseason if he does not return to Philadelphia. That move may not make much sense for Seattle, though, according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. Kapadia believes RB Thomas Rawls is still the answer for Seattle's future backfield even if Murray is available.

Footballguys view: Kapadia is one of the best beat writers in the NFL. We 100 percent believe that Rawls is the franchise back for the Seahawks going forward.

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  Panthers | Mike Tolbert has full practice    Thu Feb 4, 07:33 PM

Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Feb. 4.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant wants DeMarco Murray back    Thu Feb 4, 06:51 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray may not return to Philadelphia Eagles next season, and Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has already started recruiting Murray back to Dallas. The Cowboys are one of the teams included among those who might be interested in signing Murray.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys were the ninth ranked running offense in the league according to NFL.com, but they had to rotate in multiple running backs. Sure, the Cowboys would like to have Murray back but not at the price he's going to want.

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  Eagles | Three teams eyeing DeMarco Murray?    Thu Feb 4, 05:35 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray could be courted by the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders or Dallas Cowboys if he does not return to the Eagles next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Those three teams were interested in Murray last offseason before he signed with the Eagles.

Footballguys view: Whether that would be a wise move on either part is debatable -- Murray looked awful this past season, though it is unclear how much of that was his role in Chip Kelly's ill-conceived scheme, how much was burnout from a massive amount of carries in 2014 and what might have been a loss of ability.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris probably gone    Thu Feb 4, 04:28 PM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris will be able to test free agency this offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. If Morris is not offered a deal to his liking, then the Redskins may entertain re-signing Morris.

Footballguys view: Well, Washington had better hope Matt Jones improves his ball security. Morris should be a nice fit for any number of offenses and should see a decent amount of interest. However, he also is unlikely to see any offers that will break the bank of any team--the free agent market is chock full of RB talent.

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  Eagles | DeMarco Murray on the outs in Philly?    Thu Feb 4, 12:57 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles and RB DeMarco Murray appear to be at odds regarding his future with the organization. The division is based on Murray's disappointing 2015 season, the team's conviction he is the long-term answer at running back and the huge five-year, $40 million contract he signed last offseason.

Footballguys view: Given how badly he under performed his contract last year this is not a shock. Murray and the Eagles may also see his role differently with the new coaching staff. We don't expect him to be cut, but clearly the Eagles are thinking twice about keeping his contract level so high. We think he could be a good fit for the new offense, but this season certainly was a massive disappointment.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris not in talks with WAS    Thu Feb 4, 12:07 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris isn't in active discussions to re-sign with the Redskins.

Footballguys view: Washington is going to pay Kirk Cousins so they'll stick with the cheaper Matt Jones. Morris should see a decent amount of interest given his age and the ability we've seen.

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  Panthers | Mike Tolbert wants to return    Thu Feb 4, 01:04 AM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent FB Mike Tolbert is hopeful Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, against the Denver Broncos is not his last with the team. 'We'll take of all the business aspects of my contract after the season. I would love to stay, but you never know what happens. We'll see,' Tolbert said Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Footballguys view: Tolbert is a solid back but limited in overall ability. He's been useful in this offense though, so for the right price we imagine he'll be back.

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  Packers | Fan fave John Kuhn to hit market?    Thu Feb 4, 12:59 AM

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent FB John Kuhn would like to play another year or two. While his blocking has been on the decline, and he is 33 years old, he is a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: The team brought on Aaron Ripkowski as an eventual replacement for Kuhn, but the leadership the veteran brings cannot be overlooked. The Packers will try to bring him back, but at the right price only.

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  Packers | James Starks could seek job elsewhere    Thu Feb 4, 12:58 AM

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB James Starks is set to turn 30 later this month. While that is generally an age running backs see a decline, he has plenty of tread on the tires with just 555 carries in six NFL seasons. He might seek a chance at a No. 1 running back job elsewhere.

Footballguys view: Starks is under the impression he can be a starting back, but thus far we haven't seen enough consistency to buy in. The market is a little flooded with Alfred Morris, Lamar Miller, Matt Forte, Chris Ivory and Doug Martin all potentially hitting the streets, so Starks is going to have to offer some added incentive -- ice cream? free X-box Ones? - in order to get a starting gig.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy well over playing weight    Thu Feb 4, 12:57 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was listed at 234 pounds during the season, but beat writer Rob Reischel says it is a good bet Lacy was at least 25 pound heavier than that. During his 61-yard run in the playoff against the Arizona Cardinals he took 12.02 seconds to complete the play.

Footballguys view: Old news by now, but a concern nonetheless. The Packers might have to get James Starks back or draft another running back to protect themselves from Lacy's appetite. That or keep him away from the pizza with the hot dogs rolled in the crust.

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  Dolphins | Lamar Miller not top priority for Miami    Wed Feb 3, 07:29 PM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller is not at the top of the Dolphins' priority list this offseason. Re-signing DE Olivier Vernon will be at the forefront of the Miami organization.

Footballguys view: Same as it ever was. During his entire Dolphins career it just seemed like Miller wasn't used enough or used quite in the right way. Miller is going to be in a jam-packed free agent market at the RB position, but he's going to be one of the best backs available. There should be several teams interested.

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  Panthers | Mike Tolbert a full participant    Wed Feb 3, 07:27 PM

Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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  Saints | Khiry Robinson jogging     Wed Feb 3, 06:32 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (leg) has been cleared for jogging. Robinson is recovering from a broken leg he suffered late last season.

Footballguys view: Robinson is a player to remember (and potentially snare) in dynasty leagues. If healthy, Robinson can be an explosive runner and receiver out of the backfield.

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  Saints | Sign Vick Ballard    Wed Feb 3, 06:09 PM

Free-agent RB Vick Ballard (Colts) signed a Reserve/Futures deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Footballguys view: Ballard is a decent all-purpose back, but injuries and inconsistencies have derailed his pro career.

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  Jets | Sign Dri Archer    Wed Feb 3, 04:26 PM

Former Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer signed a Reserve/Futures contract with the New York Jets Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Footballguys view: Archer, a third-round pick of the Steelers in 2014, spent about half of the 2015 season out of the league. Lacking the size to be anything more than a change-of-pace back, Archer can contribute as a return man if needed.

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  Jets | Matt Forte an option for New York?    Tue Feb 2, 02:10 PM

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte wouldn't be ruled out as an option for the New York Jets to sign if he becomes available, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

Footballguys view: That's all good, but it seems to be a little bit dreamy. At this time, the Jets only have $10 million in cap space according to OverTheCap.com. Yes, there will be some salary-cap gymnastics done in order to free up more space but how much would they need to add Forte?

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  Bengals | Bronson Hill signs with Bengals    Tue Feb 2, 11:30 AM

Free-agent RB Bronson Hill (Saints) signed a reserve/future contract with the Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Footballguys view: A former Eastern Michigan standout, Hill played all four games with the Bills in the preseason after entering the league in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. During the regular season, he spent time on the Bears, Dolphins, and Saints practice squad.

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  Texans | Arian Foster cleared to jog    Tue Feb 2, 10:19 AM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (Achilles') has been cleared to jog without pivoting, cutting or explosive activity.

Footballguys view: Foster is still facing a lengthy recovery from this major injury. While Achilles' injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be, it's still something to be cautious with during a return--especially for an older back like Foster.

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  Jets | New York has questions at running back    Mon Feb 1, 04:41 PM

New York Jets impending free-agent RBs Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley will all be unrestricted free agents this offseason if they are not re-signed.

Footballguys view: The Jets won't have enough money to keep them all--if any. Powell seems to be a favorite of the coaching staff, and he might be the easiest to re-sign.

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  Panthers | Jonathan Stewart back to practice    Mon Feb 1, 04:40 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle), who missed practice all of last week, was back on the practice field Monday, Feb. 1.

Footballguys view: The Panthers have kept Stewart out of action so that he could be as close to full strength as possible. The Broncos rush defense is incredibly strong, so we're not expecting much out of Stewart in Super Bowl 50.

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  Jets | Chris Ivory unlikely to return?    Mon Feb 1, 01:22 PM

New York Jets impending unrestricted free-agent RB Chris Ivory is likely to sign elsewhere this offseason. Although he racked up an AFC-best 1,070 rushing yards in 2015, he'll be 28 next month, he declined late in the season, and the Jets salary cap situation is tight. New York has seven starters headed to free agency, and they have only $14 million projected in salary cap space.

Footballguys view: We've commented on Ivory's potential departure before. The team doesn't have much room right now, but there will be some salary-cap gymnastics done in order to free up more space. That could be enough to keep Ivory in the fold. The market for running backs is going to be jam-packed in free agency, and that may keep prices (at that position) down.

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  NFL | Joseph Randle arrested for speeding    Mon Feb 1, 12:33 PM

Free-agent RB Joseph Randle (Cowboys) was arrested Monday, Feb. 1, on a speeding charge in Irving, Texas. He was arrested near the home of his ex-girlfriend on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Randle was taken into custody, and his bail was set at $359.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy looking to shape up    Mon Feb 1, 11:40 AM

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was advised to lose 30 pounds in the offseason, and he's committed to it.

Footballguys view: Anyone who has lost weight (or needs to lose weight) can tell you that 30 pounds is a lot. Lacy will have the benefit of an NFL weight program, but that is a massive undertaking with the start of training camp about six months away. Lacy will need to shed the weight, then he will need to prove that he can perform at a high level with less around the mid-section. He will then need to prove that he can keep the weight off.

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  Dolphins | Lamar Miller unlikely back with Miami    Mon Feb 1, 09:56 AM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller has about a 40% chance to re-sign with the Dolphins, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.

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  Redskins | Washington could add running back    Sun Jan 31, 02:11 PM

Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris may not return next season, as previously reported, which could lead the Redskins to draft a running back or sign a free-agent running back, according to CSNWashington.com's Rich Tandler. Tandler said depth is needed at the position and that RBs Chris Thompson and Silas Redd are both coming off injuries and aren't workhorse backs.

Footballguys view: The math here is pretty simple...especially if Morris doesn't return. Matt Jones may not be ready to take on a full workload in 2016. Chris Thompson is exciting to watch as a change-of-pace back, but he struggles to stay healthy and can't carry a large workload. If Morris moves on in free agency, then Washington will look to a rich free agent and draft class for more help at the position.

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  Jets | Chris Ivory wants to stay with Jets    Fri Jan 29, 08:05 PM

New York Jets impending free-agent RB Chris Ivory said he would like to re-sign with the Jets but is not sure if the team will have the salary cap space to bring him back.

Footballguys view: At this time, (according to OverTheCap.com) the Jets have $10 million in cap space in 2016. That's not much, so expect the team to re-work some deals or cut certain players to clear some cap space. Ivory is going to face a free agent market chock full of good running backs. We have a feeling the Jets will be able to work something out with him.

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  Panthers | Three Panthers RBs questionable    Fri Jan 29, 01:10 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and RB Mike Tolbert (knee) and RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) are listed as questionable for the Super Bowl. Stewart and Tolbert didn't practice Friday, Jan. 29, while Whittaker was limited.

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  Panthers | Two Panthers backs ease in    Fri Jan 29, 11:33 AM

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (rest) and RB Mike Tolbert (knee) did little-to-no work at practice Friday, Jan. 29, but RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) returned to practice.

Footballguys view: The duo has some time to rest before things ramp up. Super Bowl 50 features the Panthers going up against a tough Broncos run defense. We're not expecting a ton from either back, and there's a chance that QB Cam Newton could finish the game as the team's leading rusher.

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  Texans | Arian Foster working to return    Thu Jan 28, 11:57 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (Achilles') has been in the team's facilities working hard on his rehab, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Foster is known as a hard-worker, so it's no surprise to learn that he's working hard to come back. He's got a $6.5 million cap hit in 2016, and Foster is set to hit free agency in 2017. There's a chance the Texans decide to let the veteran go due to his price tag. If Foster is on the open market, we feel a team like the Broncos would make a move to add him.

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  Redskins | Matt Jones not guaranteed to start    Thu Jan 28, 11:41 PM

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones won't necessarily be the workhorse back in 2016 if RB Alfred Morris leaves in free agency because the team isn't sure Jones can fix everything he needs to over one offseason in order to become a lead back.

Footballguys view: Jones is an exciting playmaker because of his size/speed combination. However, fumbling and consistency seem to be a problem for the young runner. We expect Washington to add another back in the mix via the draft or free agency if Morris moves on.

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  Redskins | Alfred Morris playing elsewhere in 2016?    Thu Jan 28, 10:39 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Alfred Morris likely won't be back in 2016, according to beat writer Rich Tandler. Tandler added that Morris could sign a deal to return if he doesn't find many offers on the open market.

Footballguys view: Nice. Morris could leave, but he could stay as well. Yes, yes...we'll have to see how the market shakes out for a good (but one-dimensional) back like Morris. This free agent class of backs is going to be chock full of talent.

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  Ravens | Justin Forsett almost 100%    Thu Jan 28, 10:30 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (forearm) said he should be 100% in 'a couple of weeks.'

Footballguys view: Forsettt should be the lead back for the Ravens once again. However, he's going to have to prove that he can be durable enough for a sizable role like he was in 2014. Forsett only played in 10 games in 2015 and had just two 100-yard games.

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  Steelers | No big offer for Le'Veon Bell?    Thu Jan 28, 10:22 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell won't receive a 'break-bank offer' this offseason, according to beat writer Ed Bouchette.

Footballguys view: The Steelers are playing a dangerous game, but it's one that could pay off for them. They are hardly ever overpaying for talent, and especially at the running back position. Bell is a superstar when healthy, but staying healthy has been a problem for the young back. Add in his one-game suspension in 2015 for a positive marijuana test, and you can see why the Steelers won't break the bank for the young stud.

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  Steelers | President wants Le'Veon Bell to stay    Thu Jan 28, 04:40 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is entering a contract year, and team president Art Rooney said he would like Bell's football future to be in Pittsburgh.

Footballguys view: Naturally the Steelers want Bell to remain in Pittsburgh. While running back has largely become a replaceable position, Bell is that rare back who is nearly impossible to replace. We expect him to get back to 100 percent and be one of the better backs in the NFL next year.

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  Panthers | Three Panthers RBs sit out again    Thu Jan 28, 12:15 PM

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (rest), RB Mike Tolbert (knee) and RB Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) were out of practice again Thursday, Jan. 28.

Footballguys view: Mostly this is just a rest day for each of them. With more than a week before the Super Bowl, there's no problem with any of the three missing a practice or two.

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  Bears | No contract talks for Matt Forte    Thu Jan 28, 10:04 AM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte hasn't had any meaningful contract talks with the team as of a couple of weeks ago.

Footballguys view: Forte is 30 years old, so they won't want to invest a ton in him, especially with Jeremy Langford performing well last season. Forte will likely have to take a minimal contract elsewhere and prove that the age won't impact his ability.

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  Buccaneers | TB talking extension with Doug Martin    Wed Jan 27, 10:05 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Doug Martin's representatives have started discussing a contract extension. Martin, who is slated to be a free agent in 2016, finished second for the league rushing title behind Adrian Peterson. He also scored six touchdowns. If the team cannot work out an extension they do not plan on using the franchise tag on him.

Footballguys view: Martin had a bounce-back year in 2015 after two seasons of disappointment. He can be the workhorse for the Bucs offense, and his play helps establish the offense. In four years, Martin has finished as the 3rd-best fantasy running back twice (2012, 2015). So long as he's healthy, Martin is a proven top-5 player for fantasy owners.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson has successful surgery    Wed Jan 27, 07:54 PM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Wednesday, Jan. 27, on the torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Good news for the young runner here. Thompson is a fine change-of-pace back when healthy, but staying healthy has been a problem during his short pro career.

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  Broncos | Denver running game has been producing    Wed Jan 27, 07:27 PM

The Denver Broncos have averaged 29.9 rushing attempts and 128.0 rushing yards (eight touchdowns) in their last nine games with RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman. The Broncos are unbeaten when they record at least 30 rushes and 130-plus rushing yards in a game this season. Anderson has been the more productive runner in a featured role.

Footballguys view: Anderson has been playing backup to Hillman for most of the season. He began the year as the starter, but ankle/toe injuries slowed him down and cost him the starting job. When Anderson gets 14 or more carries this season, the Broncos are undefeated. Facing a tough Panthers defense in Super Bowl 50, the game plan should include plenty of Anderson.

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  Broncos | Will Denver's running backs stay?    Wed Jan 27, 04:33 PM

Denver Broncos impending free-agent RBs Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson are both slated to become free agents this offseason. Anderson, however, will be a restricted free agent, so he'll be easier to bring back than Hillman, who will be an unrestricted free agent.

Footballguys view: Anderson should be back, and so long as he's healthy he can be an effective starter. The Broncos have been grooming Kapri Bibbs (deep dynasty alert), and we could see him finally make the active roster in 2016. The Broncos may let Hillman move on in free agency, and the Bears or the Dolphins could show interest. Without Hillman, we could see the Broncos make a move to add another running back in free agency or through the draft.

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  Patriots | LeGarrette Blount will not require surgery    Wed Jan 27, 02:45 PM

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) will not need surgery on his season-ending hip injury, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Good news for Blount here as he is expected to hit free agency. We feel pretty confident that Blount is going to return to the Patriots on a cheap deal. It's a good move for both sides.

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