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  49ers | Jarryd Hayne agrees with 49ers     Mon Mar 2, 10:21 PM

Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has decided to join the San Francisco 49ers, agreeing to a reserve-future deal as a kick returner and running back Monday, March 2.

Footballguys view: Hayne was supposed to sign with the Lions, but that fell through. He quit rugby in October so he could focus on his dream of playing in the NFL. Hayne weighs in at 220 pounds, and he's got the speed and toughness to attract our attention in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Seahawks | DeMarco Murray an option for Seattle?    Mon Mar 2, 08:27 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Seattle Seahawks in free agency this offseason.

Footballguys view: Murray is one of the hottest names in free agency. Seattle could be in the market for a reliable running back if RB Marshawn Lynch opts to retire.

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  Jaguars | DeMarco Murray could land in Jacksonville    Mon Mar 2, 08:24 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency this offseason. RB Toby Gerhart will fill a multitude or roles in 2015, and RB Denard Robinson is more suited for a complementary role in the backfield.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars are going to make a ton of impact moves this offseason. The Jags have the most salary cap room in the NFL this year, and Murray could certainly be on their radar.

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  Cardinals | Arizona an option for DeMarco Murray    Mon Mar 2, 08:22 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Arizona Cardinals in free agency this offseason. The Cardinals learned the hard way last year that RB Andre Ellington isn't the workhorse back they were hoping he'd be.

Footballguys view: Ellington wasn't healthy at all last season, but he toughed it out. The Cardinals would jump at the chance to add a superstar like Murray. His running style would take a lot of pressure off Carson Palmer and the passing game.

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  Colts | Indy a suitor for DeMarco Murray?    Mon Mar 2, 08:20 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray could be targeted by the Indianapolis Colts in free agency this offseason. General manager Ryan Grigson has $40 million to spend, and the Colts are in need of a running back after the failures of RB Trent Richardson.

Footballguys view: There's been buzz about the Colts making a run at free agent RB Frank Gore. However, adding Murray would be a better option. If Murray goes to the Colts, they are even strong Super Bowl contenders in 2015.

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  Jaguars | Toby Gerhart to be moved around    Mon Mar 2, 07:15 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to be moved around in 2015 as an H-back and as a running back, which means the Jaguars are expected to be in the running back market this offseason.

Footballguys view: Gerhart's fantasy value was already low. This idea of moving him around makes it even lower. Expect the Jaguars to add a true feature back (DeMarco Murray?) through free agency or the draft.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to miss four games?    Mon Mar 2, 04:23 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could be suspended up to four games, according to the NFL's new substance-abuse policy. A two-game suspension is standard for a DUI resulting from the use of alcohol. However, Bell's DUI came from marijuana use, so he could be suspended for a longer period of time.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to monitor this situation closely as Bell is a target to be one of the top players off the board in everybody's fantasy drafts in 2015. We'll know more about the NFL's ruling well before you'll have to worry about where to pick him.

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  Patriots | Stevan Ridley could receive prove-it deal    Mon Mar 2, 02:03 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Stevan Ridley (knee) could be a coup for a team willing to take a chance on his recovery from anterior cruciate ligament surgery this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are ready to move on without Ridley. He'll get picked up by another team, but Ridley should not be expecting to break the bank. He's likely to receive an offer for a 'prove-it' one-year deal around the $1.25 million range with incentives.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson talking to Vikes    Mon Mar 2, 12:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was put back on the commissioner's exempt list last week, has had 'open dialogue' with the team, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman continues to say that the Vikings want Peterson to return in 2015. However, Peterson has been 'uneasy' about returning.

Footballguys view: The future for Peterson is unclear right now. The Vikings can cut Peterson or talk to him about restructuring his contract at any time since he's back on the exempt list.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch: I wanted the football    Mon Mar 2, 07:33 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch told a Turkish television station that, contrary to what he said following the Super Bowl, he wanted the football on the play where QB Russell Wilson threw a goal-line interception.

Footballguys view: It's a play we'll all be talking about for the rest of history. Lynch should have gotten the ball, and the Seahawks would have a dynasty in the modern era with back-to-back Super Bowl victories. We'll see what they can put together this season.

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  Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to hit FA market    Sun Mar 1, 02:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray probably will hit the free-agent market since contract talks with him have gone slow, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. Jones said he believes Murray could re-sign even if he makes it to free agency.

Footballguys view: Coming off a career-high 1,845 yards rushing, the market is going to be white hot for Murray's services. The Cowboys are wise to be cautious because of Murray's injury history, but we're surprised the two sides haven't had more serious discussion. If he moves on, then a guy like Joseph Randle could take over as the lead back on one of the most run-heavy offenses in the league.

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  Giants | No interest in Reggie Bush    Sun Mar 1, 09:18 AM

Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Lions) is not getting any interest from the New York Giants, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: The Giants are set to roll with a 'Thunder and more Thunder' backfield in 2015. Rashad Jennings should be the lead back with second-year pro Andre Williams serving as a powerful complement.

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  Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to give Dallas last word?    Sat Feb 28, 08:54 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray could give the team a chance to match any offer he receives during free agency, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. 'There is an expectation that he will get back to us before he signs with another club,' Jones said. 'There's a hope that he would. But that would be unfair to him and for other clubs to say he's going to bring something back.'

Footballguys view: Dallas may not be able to match what Murray is going to get on the open market. Coming off nearly 1,900 yards rushing in 2014, Murray is going to be one of the hottest players on the open market.

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  Vikings | Jerome Felton would return    Sat Feb 28, 03:12 AM

Free-agent FB Jerome Felton (Vikings) has not ruled out a reunion with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 if RB Adrian Peterson returns to the club.

Footballguys view: Felton blasted open holes for Peterson during his 2,000-yard season. He's the best fullback on the open market, and Felton should draw interest from teams like the Broncos who need a fullback.

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  Cardinals | Adrian Peterson to land in Arizona?    Fri Feb 27, 02:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade option for the Arizona Cardinals with QB Carson Palmer and WR Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of their careers in the desert. The Cardinals are built to win now, and The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers said he wouldn't be surprised if general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians elect to pursue Peterson.

Footballguys view: It would be an interesting fit, but it sounds like a pipe dream at this moment. If Peterson is added to Arizona's roster, it would crush the fantasy value of Andre Ellington. The Cardinals could use Ellington as a feature back again this year. If healthy, he has the ability to put up good numbers--he just needs a good complementary back behind him.

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  Colts | Indy a trade option for Adrian Peterson?    Fri Feb 27, 02:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be a trade target for the Indianapolis Colts. QB Andrew Luck hasn't had a successful running game behind him so far in Indianapolis. However, Colts running backs not named RB Trent Richardson averaged close to 5.0 yards per carry in the last two seasons.

Footballguys view: The Colts are certainly in a Super Bowl window. Adding Peterson would make a ton of sense. If they can't get Peterson, then adding a free agent veteran like Frank Gore could work.

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  Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson?    Fri Feb 27, 02:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be an option to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson is from Palestine, Texas, which is between Dallas and Houston, and he's acknowledged a desire to finish his career with the Cowboys. 'If a blockbuster deal opens and a team wants to give them something they can't turn down,' Nelson Peterson, Adrian's father, added, 'they're going to have to take a look at it.'

Footballguys view: This move sounds great on paper as Peterson is from Texas. However, the reality is the team might not be able to afford him. They have to decide whether or not to sign DeMarco Murray to a long-term deal.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman to be full-time back?    Fri Feb 27, 02:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman could be the full-time back in new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme next season, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. 'My first impression of him is that you can feel the quickness. In our outside-zone-system, I feel like this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge,' head coach Dan Quinn said.

Footballguys view: Freeman is a FANTASTIC fit for the Kyle Shanahan offense. He's built low to the ground, and he can change direction instantly without losing much speed. Freeman could perform like a top-20 fantasy RB in 2015 with the lead role.

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  Patriots | Shane Vereen not asking for $5 million    Fri Feb 27, 12:54 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen made it clear that he doesn't expect to make $5 million in 2015, as was previously reported.

Footballguys view: It's ridiculous to think that Vereen would ask for that given his track record and the current market for running backs.

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  NFL | Steven Jackson plans to keep playing     Fri Feb 27, 12:38 AM

Free-agent RB Steven Jackson (Falcons) plans to continue playing, according to statement posted on his website.

Footballguys view: Jackson should be able to get a shot somewhere with a team looking for solid veteran depth. He's clearly not the same he used to be, and his time with the Falcons was fairly disappointing.

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  Rams | Pass protection key for Tre Mason    Thu Feb 26, 10:11 PM

St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason didn't play until Week 6 of last season because of his issues with pass protection, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Footballguys view: Mason had a fine rookie season after starting slow. He finished the year with two 100-yard rushing games and five total touchdowns. Expect him to be the lead back for the Rams in 2015, and he has the potential to finish as a top-15 fantasy running back.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith coming back to Atlanta?    Thu Feb 26, 07:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent RB Antone Smith is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, but the Falcons could add another running back in free agency instead.

Footballguys view: We like the Falcons potentially bringing back Smith. He's been hanging around with the Falcons for some time since coming out of Florida State in 2009 as an undrafted free agent. He had a career-high five touchdowns in 2014 before a broken leg suffered covering a punt ended his season.

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  Falcons | Steven Jackson to be cut    Thu Feb 26, 07:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson will reportedly be released Friday, Feb. 27.

Footballguys view: This move has been anticipated for some time. Jackson's not the same player he used to be, and signing him has been a disappointing move for the Falcons. This move will clear $3.75 million in cap space for the team. Jackson still believes that he's got 1,000-yard seasons left in his legs. His recent play says otherwise.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson on exempt list    Thu Feb 26, 05:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension was overturned by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty Thursday, Feb. 26. However, the NFL also announced that they will appeal the ruling, and Peterson will return to the Commissioner's Exempt List. 'Judge Doty's order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner's longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearing officer,' the league said in a statement.

Footballguys view: Um, okay. Basically he's still suspended until further notice. This will go through an appeals process before we get any traction about where Peterson is going to play in 2015.

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  NFL | League to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling    Thu Feb 26, 03:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension being vacated by a judge is expected to be appealed by the NFL.

Footballguys view: Of course it will, but this whole thing seems inevitable. After all, they weren't supposed to retroactively use the new rules they set, and yet it certainly seems like they did. If you didn't dump Peterson previously, you might as well hold onto him as his stock will go up - how high depends on where he plays. If you want Peterson at a cheap rate, this is likely your last chance.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick may have better role     Thu Feb 26, 02:17 PM

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick likely will be given the chance to earn a bigger role in the offense next season after the team released RB Reggie Bush.

Footballguys view: When Bush was banged up, Riddick showed he could carry the ball effectively especially catching the ball out of the backfield like Bush did. Expect Joique Bell to run between the tackles and produce decent points that way, but expect Riddick to put up very good PPR points in Bush's old role as well.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's suspension lifted    Thu Feb 26, 12:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's suspension has been overturned after a judge granted a motion from the NFL Players Association to vacate the suspension.

Footballguys view: Now things get interesting. There have been a ton of rumors about Peterson's general unhappiness with how some within the Vikings organization treated him, reports a heated argument between his agent Ben Dogra and Vikes VP Rob Brzezinski which nearly came to blows and rumors (since squashed by his dad) that AP had demanded a trade. The Vikings have made overtures towards bringing him back but you have to wonder if they want to pay him the contract he has (well above what RBs get) and are ready for what could be another PR nightmare if he comes back. If you're a Peterson owner who has not divested themselves of him, you'll have to hold and see where he lands as that will impact his value. If you want to acquire Peterson, this is still the time to do it since his value is in flux, but the low end of his value is coming to a close.

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  49ers | Interested in Jarryd Hayne     Thu Feb 26, 07:55 AM

Australian rugby player Jarryd Hayne is being looked at by the San Francisco 49ers. It was thought the Detroit Lions had a contract with Hayne as a running back, but a deal was not finalized.

Footballguys view: It was reported earlier that Hayne had signed with the Lions, but that's not the case. The Lions are interested, but no deal has been done. Hayne quit rugby last October to focus on his dream of playing in the NFL. At 220 pounds he has the size--and as a former rugby player he certainly has the toughness to play running back.

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  Lions | Reggie Bush released    Wed Feb 25, 05:22 PM

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush has been cut Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Footballguys view: The rich free agent market for running backs just got another good player in the mix. Bush battled through 11 games as injuries held him back in 2014. The Lions will now save $1.7 million with this move. Bush is not what he once was, but there should be more than a few teams interested in the veteran change-of-pace back.

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  Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw's trial rescheduled    Wed Feb 25, 04:24 PM

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw's pretrial conference has been rescheduled to April 8 as authorities await crime lab results.

Footballguys view: Bradshaw pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge for allegedly possessing marijuana when he was pulled over on an Ohio interstate earlier this month.

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  Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew on the bubble?    Wed Feb 25, 04:17 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew could be on his way out of Oakland after a disappointing 2014 campaign. The veteran running back played in 12 games and averaged just 2.2 yards on 43 carries.

Footballguys view: Of course Jones-Drew is on the bubble. We could see the team go in a different direction (Reggie Bush?) as Jones-Drew isn't the player he used to be.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis released    Wed Feb 25, 10:34 AM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis was released Wednesday, Feb. 25. The move saves $945,000 on the 2015 salary cap.

Footballguys view: Hillis has had each of the last two seasons of his pro career ended by concussions. He hasn't been the same player (thanks Madden!) since rushing for over 1,000 yards with the Browns in 2010. Hillis may not get that much interest in a strong RB draft and free agent class.

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  Jets | C.J. Spiller fond of Jets    Tue Feb 24, 06:17 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent RB C.J. Spiller made it very clear that he's a fan of Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. Gailey coached Spiller from 2010 to 2012 with the Bills. 'His offense is going to be very creative,' Spiller said. 'He's going put his players in the best situations to win matchups. Just a humble guy. First class. Goes about his business the right way. He's going to treat his men like men.' The Jets have a hole at running back with RBs Chris Johnson gone and Bilal Powell poised to leave.

Footballguys view: Spiller is a talented player, but he needs to stay healthy in order to play up to his potential as a pro. We respect Gailey for the brilliant offensive mind he is. His addition should help the entire offense play better in 2015.

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  Ravens | Baltimore wants Justin Forsett back    Tue Feb 24, 04:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.

Footballguys view: We're fairly certain the two sides can work something out. Forsett was a breakthrough player for the Ravens in 2014, and he rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.

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  Panthers | DeAngelo Williams not upset with release    Tue Feb 24, 12:08 PM

Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Panthers) said he was not upset when the Carolina Panthers told him last week that he'd be released. Williams told Charlotte's WBTV that DE Greg Hardy was the only member of the organization to attend his mother's funeral in Arkansas last May. The Panthers are saying that Williams has not officially been released. The team can save $2 million under the salary cap by designating him a post-June 1 cut. Williams said owner Jerry Richardson's failure to reach out to Williams after his mother's death was 'extremely disappointing.'

Footballguys view: Williams had to see this coming. He's not the same player he used to be and has struggled to be effective or stay healthy for years. Some team could show interest in veteran depth at the running back position now that Williams is on the open market.

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  Lions | Jarryd Hayne deal not official yet    Tue Feb 24, 07:08 AM

Free-agent RB Jarryd Hayne (Australian rugby) may not have a deal in place yet with the Detroit Lions after all. The Lions were interested in Hayne as a potential running back, most likely with a Futures contract.

Footballguys view: This rugby star walked away from the game last October so he could focus on making it in the NFL. At 220 pounds, he certainly has the size to be an NFL running back. As a rugby player, there's no doubt he has the toughness needed to play in the league.

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  NFL | Melvin Gordon in rare company at combine    Mon Feb 23, 09:58 PM

University of Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon ranked second among running backs at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.07 seconds, and his 60-yard shuttle time of 11.00 seconds was the best by a running back in the past decade.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's father denies report    Mon Feb 23, 06:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's father denied a report that Peterson no longer wants to play for Minnesota. Peterson's father said Peterson is still open to a return to the Vikings. Peterson himself said earlier this month that he feels uneasy about returning to Minnesota because he felt there were some people in the organization who wanted him off the field last season. It was also previously reported that Peterson's agent and members of the Vikings' front office had a heated exchange during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

Footballguys view: We're at the "he said, she said" point with Peterson. He's still suspended and can't ask for reinstatement until after April 15th. We should (might...maybe...please!?!) have a better idea about his situation at that time.

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  Panthers | DeAngelo Williams not released    Mon Feb 23, 04:18 PM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has not been released and is not expected to be released Monday, Feb. 23. It was previously reported that Williams had been released.

Footballguys view: Not yet is what the headline should read. Williams time in Carolina is likely done, and this is good news for Jonathan Stewart. We'll see if the Panthers officially announce any move with Williams in the near future. Williams is not the same player he used to be, but he could find a home with a team interested in adding veteran depth at the running back position.

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  Panthers | DeAngelo Williams could be gone    Mon Feb 23, 03:12 PM

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams may be on his way out of Carolina. Williams, who turns 32 in two months, played in just six games last season while Jonathan Stewart found new life. Cutting Williams would also save the Panthers $2 million in salary cap space.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's situation worsens    Mon Feb 23, 02:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's situation with the team worsened during the NFL scouting combine as his agent and members of Minnesota's front office had a heated verbal altercation, according to sources. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, reportedly said that Peterson would never play for the Vikings again.

Footballguys view: Ugh, here we go. This situation looks uglier by the second. At this time, it looks like Peterson's time with the Vikings is done. We'll see if the Vikings trade him away in the near future. He's still suspended indefinitely, and Peterson can't be reinstated before April 15th.

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  Falcons | Justin Forsett interests Atlanta    Mon Feb 23, 11:28 AM

Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is of high interest to the Atlanta Falcons if he reaches free agency.

Footballguys view: Forsett is going to get some interest on the open market after his 1,000-yard season with the Ravens last year. The Falcons added Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator this year. Forsett and Shanahan spent time together in Houston when they were both with the Texans.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has not asked for trade    Sun Feb 22, 11:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and has not had any conversations with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Footballguys view: Peterson has not asked for a trade, but his future with the Vikings is up in the air right now. We'll have to wait and see how things shake out between the two sides in the near future.

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  Cardinals | Andre Ellington needs to build strength    Sun Feb 22, 12:42 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington needs to bulk up and improve his strength this offseason so he can stay healthy for an entire season, according to general manager Steve Keim. Keim said he believes Ellington can be a featured back in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Ellington was never healthy last year, and it showed on the field. If healthy and a bit bulkier, Ellington could certainly be a feature back. He has an all-purpose skill set and can be effectively used on all three downs.

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  NFL | Todd Gurley ahead of schedule    Sun Feb 22, 09:50 AM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley (knee) is about six weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to Dr. James Andrews. Andrews said he talked with several of the team doctors at the combine, and they were happy with that they saw from Gurley. Andrews said Gurley probably should not have his knee examined by 32 teams only three and a half months after surgery.

Footballguys view: Great news for the talented runner here. Gurley is our favorite running back in this draft class. He's powerful, fast, instinctive and can take over a game. Even with this knee injury, Gurley could be a top-20 pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

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  Lions | Jarryd Hayne signs    Sun Feb 22, 07:46 AM

Jarryd Hayne, a rugby superstar in Australia, has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions. The deal is expected to be a Futures contract. Hayne will likely be used as a running back.

Footballguys view: An interesting move for the Lions here. Reggie Bush has seen film on this guy and thinks he has the skills to play at the NFL level. Hayne had also drawn interest from the 49ers and the Seahawks.

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  Cowboys | DeMarco Murray may have lighter workload    Sun Feb 22, 07:41 AM

Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) may have a lighter workload if he is re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys for 2015.

Footballguys view: It's just science. Running backs are like tires, they only have so much tread. Murray stayed healthy (for the most part) last year for the first time in his career. He was able to grind through a season where he touched the ball 450 times. The Cowboys should shrink that so he doesn't get banged up (if brought back) in 2015.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch's agent denies deal    Sat Feb 21, 09:33 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, said Saturday, Feb. 21, that there is no deal finalized, but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that an offer is in place that will result in a deal.

Footballguys view: We'll know in the coming days if La Canfora was on the money or not. Either way, we expect the Seahawks to lock Lynch down with a new contract.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch nearing new deal?    Sat Feb 21, 08:49 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has a new deal in place that would pay him $12 million next season and $9 million in 2016, according to a league source. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com believes the deal will be formalized in the coming days.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the deal comes to fruition as there are conflicting reports out there.

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  NFL | David Cobb hurt at Combine    Sat Feb 21, 05:42 PM

University of Minnesota RB David Cobb (leg) appeared to injure his quadriceps while running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 21. He's projected to be a third-round pick by some outlets.

Footballguys view: Cobb ran a 4.81 with the injury. He's not a blazer, so nobody should have been expecting a 4.3 40-yard dash. Cobb is likely to run at the Gophers' pro day if healthy. We like him as a third-round pick.

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