Fantasy Football News & Views
Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu may not be ready Mon May 23, 02:17 PM
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) said he doesn't necessarily want to play if he's only at 90% health when the regular season begins. Mathieu's goal was to return by the regular season opener Sept. 11, but he doesn't want to make the mistake of coming back too early, which he said he did when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in 2013.
|Footballguys view: We'll be watching this situation closely as it continues to unfold. Obviously Mathieu is a fine player but injuries have knocked his pro career off track. Mathieu did say his rehabilitation is going as planned so far, though, but he wants to come back properly.|
Tyrann Mathieu player page
Patriots | Vinnie Sunseri works out for Pats Fri May 20, 09:30 AM
Free-agent FS Vinnie Sunseri (Saints) worked out for the New England Patriots last week. Sunseri is nine months removed from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.Link to story
Steelers | Mike Mitchell should be cleared Thu May 19, 07:58 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Mike Mitchell (shoulder) is expected to be cleared for training camp. Mitchell is four months removed from shoulder surgery and has begun working out.Link to story
Michael Mitchell player page
NFL | James Ihedigbo wants contender Thu May 19, 05:31 PM
Free-agent SS James Ihedigbo (Lions) isn't ready to retire from the NFL and wants to play for a team that is capable of winning right now.
|Footballguys view: Well he didn't play well last season, starting just eight and doesn't add all that much to a secondary. Once camp starts he might find a home, but only as depth or a rotational player.|
James Ihedigbo player page
NFL | Dashon Goldson has contacted two teams Wed May 18, 04:45 PM
Free-agent FS Dashon Goldson (Redskins) has reached out to the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams, saying he wants to finish his career in the west. Goldson has already worked out for the Rams.Link to story
Dashon Goldson player page
Bengals | Shawn Williams inks extension Tue May 17, 09:55 AM
Cincinnati Bengals SS Shawn Williams signed a four-year extension Tuesday, May 17, through the 2020 season. Terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Williams' four-year extension is worth $19.5 million with $2 million in incentives. He's been a special teams standout for the Bengals, but now he's expected to start in Reggie Nelson's (Raiders) old spot.|
Shawn Williams player page
Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu near extension Mon May 16, 08:29 AM
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu is deep in negotiations for a contract extension Monday, May 16, that could make him the highest-paid safety in the league.
|Footballguys view: It's a risky move to sign Mathieu to big long-term money. He's torn his ACL twice since 2013 and is somewhat injury prone dating back to his college days at LSU. If healthy, Mathieu can make plays as a slot corner or a safety. The Cardinals should be creative with the way they get this deal done.|
Tyrann Mathieu player page
Ravens | Marlon Brown among Ravens' cuts Fri May 13, 02:19 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown (failed physical), DB Jermaine Whitehead, S Nick X. Perry and DE Nordly Capi were released Friday, May 13.
|Footballguys view: It was all downhill for Brown after his rookie season in 2013. That year, Brown had 49 catches for 524 yards and a whopping seven touchdowns. He failed to even match those numbers combined over the next two seasons. Brown may have trouble latching on with another team.|
Marlon Brown player page
Rams | Dashon Goldson visiting Rams Thu May 12, 02:47 PM
Free-agent FS Dashon Goldson (Redskins) is visiting the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, May 12, according to a source.Link to story
Dashon Goldson player page
Buccaneers | Two more roster moves made Wed May 11, 06:11 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Traveon Henry was cut Wednesday, May 11. WR Dez Stewart (undisclosed) was waived/injured.Link to story
Texans | K.J. Dillon signs rookie contract Thu May 5, 07:29 PM
Houston Texans S K.J. Dillon - one of the team's two fifth-round picks - signed his rookie contract Thursday, May 5.
|Footballguys view: Dillon is a hard-hitting safety who can play close to the line of scrimmage. He'll begin his pro career as a reserve safety and special teams player, but the upside of a starter is there.|
Giants | Two Giants cut Thu May 5, 10:21 AM
New York Giants TE Jerome Cunningham and S G.J. Kinne were waived Thursday, May 5.
|Footballguys view: Both could latch on with other teams as camp bodies. Kinne could find a new home for a team that needs a camp arm.|
Jerome Cunningham player page
Chiefs | Waive two players Tue May 3, 05:10 PM
Kansas City Chiefs S Jimmy Wilson and LB Cameron Gordon were waived Tuesday, May 3.Link to story
Jimmy Wilson player page
Broncos | Two released Mon May 2, 06:05 PM
Denver Broncos P Will X. Johnson and S Ryan Murphy were released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Eagles | Jerome Couplin released Mon May 2, 02:57 PM
Philadelphia Eagles S Jerome Couplin III was released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Ravens | Matt Elam's option declined Mon May 2, 02:46 PM
Baltimore Ravens FS Matt Elam's fifth-year option was not picked up by the Ravens Monday, May 2. He will be a free agent after the 2016 season.
|Footballguys view: Zero surprise here given where Elam's pro career has gone...to the bench. The team benched him in 2014 and then he missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps. There's a chance that Elam doesn't make the Ravens final roster.|
Matt Elam player page
49ers | Eric Reid's option picked up Mon May 2, 10:45 AM
San Francisco 49ers FS Eric Reid had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: Reid is a talented safety who can patrol a large area of the field. The 49ers may want to work out a new long-term deal with Reid in the near future. The option will pay $5.6 million in 2017.|
Eric Reid player page
Chiefs | Four sign with Chiefs Mon May 2, 09:03 AM
Undrafted free-agents OG Jake Bernstein (Vanderbilt), CB Tre Jones (Mount Union), WR Mitch Matthews (BYU) and S Shakiel Randolph (Southern Methodist) signed undisclosed deals with the Kansas City Chiefs.Link to story
49ers | Niners add several UDFAs Mon May 2, 02:42 AM
Undrafted free-agents LB Kevin X. Anderson (Stanford), LB Alex Balducci (Oregon), S Jered Bell (Colorado), DT Demetrius Cherry (Arizona), LB Lenny Jones (Nevada), DT Darren Lake (Alabama), OG Blake Muir (Baylor) and WR Bryce Treggs (California) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Chargers | San Diego signs more UDFAs Mon May 2, 01:57 AM
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents CB Terrell Chestnut (West Virginia), OL Sebastian Johansson (Marshall), LB Chris Landrum (Jacksonville State), OG Mike McQueen (Ohio), S Adrian McDonald (Houston), LB Tyler Marcordes (Georgia Tech), C Spencer Pulley (Vanderbilt), LB Shaq Petteway (West Virginia), OT Zeth Ramsay (Colorado Mesa), WR Deandre Reaves (Marshall), CB Larry Scott (Oregon State), RB Chris Swain (Navy) and DE Carlos Wray (Duke) Sunday, May 1.
|Footballguys view: Swain is a big power back who should transition to fullback at the pro level. If he makes the team, he could help blast open holes for Melvin Gordon.|
NFL | Several Florida State UDFAs find landing spots Mon May 2, 01:31 AM
Several Florida State undrafted free-agents have found homes. DT Nile Lawrence-Stample signed with the Cleveland Browns, S Lamarcus Brutus signed with the Tennessee Titans, LB Reggie Northrup signed with the Washington Redskins and DB Javien Elliott will be in the rookie minicamp of the Pittsburgh Steelers on a tryout basis.Link to story
Redskins | Five UDFAs head to Washington Mon May 2, 12:14 AM
Undrafted free-agents S Tevin Carter (Utah), DE Shiro Davis (Texas), OT Joe Gore (Clemson), OG Dominik Jackson (Alabama) and DB Geno Matias-Smith (Alabama) agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Bears | Chicago adds more UDFAs Sun May 1, 11:25 PM
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents TE Joe Sommers, LB Roy Robertson-Harris, OG Dan Buchholz, CB Kevin Peterson, OT John Kling, S Mark Sewall and DB Taveze Calhoun Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Bears | Antrel Rolle cut Sun May 1, 04:53 PM
Chicago Bears FS Antrel Rolle was released Sunday, May 1, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The move frees up $2.7 million in cap space for the Bears. Injuries limited Rolle to only seven games in his only season in Chicago. Fourth-round pick Deon Bush or free-agent signee Omar Bolden will compete for Rolle's old spot.|
Antrel Rolle player page
Buccaneers | Eight players waived Fri Apr 29, 04:02 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Andre Davis, LB Darius Eubanks, OG Antoine Everett, FS Gerod Holliman, DT Derrick Lott, S Kimario McFadden, LB Jermauria Rasco and CB C.J. Roberts were waived Friday, April 29.Link to story
Andre Davis player page
NFL | T.J. Green rising up draft boards Tue Apr 26, 09:39 AM
Clemson S T.J. Green is a rising prospect that could go late in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Some teams have him highly rated as a cornerback as well.Link to story
Saints | Waive Vinnie Sunseri Mon Apr 25, 05:31 PM
New Orleans Saints S Vinnie Sunseri was waived Monday, April 25.
Browns | Several players miss practice Thu Apr 21, 06:24 PM
Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas (personal), WR Andrew Hawkins (undisclosed), FS Rahim Moore (undisclosed) and OL Darrian Miller (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, April 21.
|Footballguys view: If you're worried about guys miss inthe voluntary-not voluntary workouts in April, don't be. Leave the panicking to Mets and Royals fans.|
Andrew Hawkins player page
Rahim Moore player page
49ers | Eric Reid will return in 2017 Wed Apr 20, 11:07 PM
San Francisco 49ers FS Eric Reid will either have his fifth-year option picked up, or he will be signed to an extension, general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday, April 20. 'We're definitely looking at both options,' Baalke said. 'If we could get something done longer, we'll look at that.'
|Footballguys view: It's a good move for a team which saw the departure of a lot of vets during 2015's off season. Reid will continue to bring consistency to the secondary for the Niners.|
Eric Reid player page
Lions | Three sign tenders Mon Apr 18, 05:54 PM
Detroit Lions exclusive free-agent C Braxston Cave, DE Brandon Copeland and S Isaiah Johnson all signed their tender offers to return to the Lions Monday, April 18. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Jaguars | Sergio Brown released Mon Apr 18, 05:42 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars FS Sergio Brown was released Monday, April 18.Sergio Brown player page
Colts | Clayton Geathers expected to start Mon Apr 18, 04:17 PM
Indianapolis Colts S Clayton Geathers is expected to be one of the starting safeties in 2016 since the team has not re-signed free-agent SS Dwight Lowery.Link to story
Clayton Geathers player page
Raiders| Re-sign several players Mon Apr 18, 03:17 PM
Oakland Raiders exclusive rights free-agents DL Denico Autry, LB Korey Toomer, DE Shelby Harris, TE Gabe Holmes and S Tevin McDonald re-signed to undisclosed deals Monday, April 18.Link to story
Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu working out Mon Apr 18, 12:35 PM
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) worked on the leg extension machine Monday, April 18, almost four months since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.Link to story
Tyrann Mathieu player page
Bills | Aaron Williams surgery details Mon Apr 18, 12:32 PM
Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams (neck) said his C4 and C5 vertebrae were 'shaved down' during his surgery in order to allow his nerves more room in his neck.Link to story
Aaron Williams player page
Cardinals | Three sign tender offers Mon Apr 18, 11:54 AM
Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent WR Jaron Brown and Ss Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger all signed their one-year qualifying tender offers for the 2016 season Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Tony Jefferson player page
D.J. Swearinger player page
Jaron Brown player page
Broncos | Brandian Ross signs with Denver Mon Apr 18, 10:12 AM
Free-agent CB Brandian Ross (Chargers) signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos Monday, April 18.
|Footballguys view: Ross gives them much-needed depth at the position. He'll likely contribute mostly on special teams.|
Brandian Ross player page
Broncos | Shiloh Keo re-signs with Denver Mon Apr 18, 10:06 AM
Free-agent SS Shiloh Keo (Broncos) re-signed with the Denver Broncos on a one-year deal Monday, April 18.
|Footballguys view: Keo took to Twitter last year to reach out to Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. The two had worked together with the Texans, and Keo felt he could fit what the Broncos were doing on defense. The team added him late last year and he made a couple of plays on defense and special teams on the way to the Super Bowl 50 victory. Keo will once again give the Broncos depth at the safety position.|
Shiloh Keo player page
Bills | Aaron Williams working out Mon Apr 18, 08:49 AM
Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams (neck) is working out with the team Monday, April 18. Williams ended last season on Injured Reserve with a neck injury.Link to story
Aaron Williams player page
Falcons | Tevin Coleman among breakout candidates Sun Apr 17, 09:15 PM
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman, WR Justin Hardy, LB, Vic Beasley, DT Grady Jarrett, CB Jalen Collins and FS Robenson Therezie are the six players head coach Dan Quinn is counting on to elevate their games in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to remember that Coleman began the 2015 season as the starter ahead of Devonta Freeman. This season, Freeman should be the lead back but Coleman is too talented to keep on the sideline. That's why the Falcons could use a RBBC with a near 50/50 split--directly impacting both RBs fantasy value.|
Tevin Coleman player page
Jalen Collins player page
Vic Beasley player page
Justin Hardy player page
Grady Jarrett player page
Broncos | Shiloh Keo expected to re-sign Fri Apr 15, 06:44 PM
Free-agent SS Shiloh Keo (Broncos) is expected to re-sign with the Denver Broncos when the players report for offseason workouts Monday, April 18.
|Footballguys view: Keo took to Twitter last year to reach out to Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for a job. He was signed by the Broncos (Keo played under Phillips with the Texans) and made a few plays for them in the playoffs on their way to a Super Bowl championship. With David Bruton (Washington) and Omar Bolden (Bears) moving on in free agency, the Broncos safety depth is a concern.|
Shiloh Keo player page
Bengals | Taylor Mays signs with Bengals Fri Apr 15, 02:14 PM
Free-agent FS Taylor Mays (Raiders) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, April 15.
|Footballguys view: Mays is back with the Bengals to give them a hard-hitting player in their secondary. He will begin the year out of action due to a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season. The suspension is for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse.|
Taylor Mays player page
Lions | Glover Quin hopes to attend OTAs Wed Apr 13, 08:02 PM
Detroit Lions FS Glover Quin (ankle) underwent ankle surgery this offseason. He said he feels good, though, and that his recovery is ahead of schedule. He hopes to be cleared for the start of voluntary workouts next week.Link to story
Glover Quin player page
Cowboys | Jeff Heath re-signs Wed Apr 13, 12:19 PM
Dallas Cowboys restricted free-agent FS Jeff Heath re-signed to a four-year deal with the Cowboys Wednesday, April 13, according to his agent, Derrick Fox.Link to story
Jeff Heath player page
Bills | Agree to deals with two players Tue Apr 12, 02:19 PM
Free-agent S Colt Anderson (Colts) and free-agent LB Lorenzo Alexander (Raiders) agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, April 12.Link to story
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Colt Anderson player page
Saints | Kenny Vaccaro's option exercised Tue Apr 12, 12:52 PM
New Orleans Saints FS Kenny Vaccaro's fifth-year option was exercised by the Saints Tuesday, April 12, according to a source. He's the first player in the 2013 draft class to have his option picked up. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Kenny Vaccaro player page
Texans | Quintin Demps re-signs Thu Apr 7, 05:08 PM
Houston Texans free-agent SS Quintin Demps re-signed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal Thursday, April 7, according to a source.Link to story
Quintin Demps player page
Raiders | Reggie Nelson agrees to deal Wed Apr 6, 07:27 PM
Free-agent FS Reggie Nelson (Bengals) agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 6, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Reggie Nelson player page
Steelers | Donte Whitner could be on radar Tue Apr 5, 10:24 PM
Free-agent SS Donte Whitner (Browns) could be a player the Pittsburgh Steelers discuss, but at 30 years old the team might also feel they want to get younger at the position and Whitner does not offer much of an upgrade.
|Footballguys view: Whitner's one of the top safeties available on the open market. He can still play at a fairly high level, and Whitner would bring an intimidation factor to the Steelers secondary.|
Donte Whitner player page
Bills | Sterling Moore signs Tue Apr 5, 03:51 PM
Free-agent CB Sterling Moore (Buccaneers) signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, April 5.Link to story
Sterling Moore player page