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  Colts | Phillip Dorsett's role in jeopardy    Mon Mar 27, 04:35 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett could lose his No. 3 wide receiver job to newcomer WR Kamar Aiken, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Wells. Dorsett and Aiken, in whatever order, are expected to back up WRs T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

Footballguys view: Dorsett has been a disappointment ever since the Colts selected him in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Aiken had a down year in 2016, but with a better role he could enjoy a bounce-back season.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Godwin to meet with Bucs    Mon Mar 27, 10:21 AM

Penn State WR Chris Godwin has a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scheduled in April.

Footballguys view: Godwin was a productive receiver for the Nittany Lions, and he was at his best in their bowl games. Godwin is tough to bring down after the catch, and he can either work the sidelines or the deep middle of the field. With his ability to contribute as a receiver or return man, plus with his nose for the end zone (11 receiving TDs in 2016), Godwin should be a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Colts | Kamar Aiken a red zone target    Mon Mar 27, 10:12 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Kamar Aiken has scored five of his six touchdowns in the red zone over the past two seasons.

Footballguys view: Aiken is in line to be the Colts no.3 WR this year. He'll compete with career disappointment Phillip Dorsett for that spot. After a 75-catch, 944-yard season in 2015, Aiken saw his numbers hit the skids as Baltimore essentially phased him out of the offense. We'll see if he can bounce back with the Colts in 2017.

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  Lions | Detroit checks out Tim White    Sun Mar 26, 10:48 PM

Arizona State WR Tim White worked out for Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Bob Quinn over the weekend.

Footballguys view: White is a late-round prospect who should be a decent slot receiver at the pro level. The fact he can contribute as a return man also helps his draft stock.

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  Eagles | Chris Godwin to visit Philadelphia    Sun Mar 26, 09:17 PM

Penn State WR Chris Godwin has a private workout scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: The Eagles have been searching for better WRs, and that's why they signed Alson Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency. Godwin was a productive receiver for the Nittany Lions, and he was at his best in their bowl games. Godwin is tough to bring down after the catch, and he can either work the sidelines or the deep middle of the field. With his ability to contribute as a receiver or return man, plus with his nose for the end zone (11 receiving TDs in 2016), Godwin should be a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Browns | John Ross will visit Cleveland    Sun Mar 26, 08:57 PM

Washington WR John Ross said he has a visit scheduled with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2017 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Ross set the football world on fire with his record-breaking 4.22 second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. The Browns have the 1st and 12th picks in the first round, and they could be consider Ross near the middle of the opening round. Ross can fly, and he can track deep passes with ease. He's a weapon at the pro level.

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  NFL | DeAngelo Yancey making the rounds    Sun Mar 26, 08:25 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey has visits scheduled with the Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Yancey is a player teams are likely considering as a late-round pick or priority free agent. He's got deep speed, but it takes him some time to hit that top gear. Yancey does not have the quickness or strength desired to beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage. He's also struggled with drops during his college career.

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  Titans | DeAngelo Yancey working out for Tennessee    Sun Mar 26, 08:22 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey is scheduled to work out for the Tennessee Titans Monday, March 27.

Footballguys view: The Titans are looking for weapons to develop at the wide receiver position. Yancey is a player teams are likely considering as a late-round pick or priority free agent. He's got deep speed, but it takes him some time to hit that top gear. Yancey does not have the quickness or strength desired to beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage. He's also struggled with drops during his college career.

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  NFL | Chad Hansen turns in fast time    Sat Mar 25, 11:29 PM

California WR Chad Hansen was clocked as fast a 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his pro day Friday, March 24.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon working with speed coach    Sat Mar 25, 10:09 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has been training with speed coach and former Olympian Tim Montgomery.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon unlikely to stay with CLE    Sat Mar 25, 08:06 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon likely will be traded or released if he is reinstated by the NFL, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Cleveland seems to be done with Gordon. The Browns would own Gordon's rights for two more years if he is reinstated.

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  NFL | JuJu Smith-Schuster likes physical play    Fri Mar 24, 11:54 PM

Southern California WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has been compared to free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions), and he said he embraces the comparison and likes Boldin's physical style of play.

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  Broncos | Amara Darboh a good it in Denver?    Fri Mar 24, 11:25 PM

Michigan WR Amara Darboh's size and ability to stretch the field would make him a good fit for the Denver Broncos' offense, according to beat writer Jeff Legwold.

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  Texans | DeAngelo Yancey to visit Houston    Fri Mar 24, 10:51 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey is scheduled to visit the Houston Texans in April, according to a source.

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  NFL | Jehu Chesson backs up 40-yard dash time    Fri Mar 24, 10:32 PM

Michigan WR Jehu Chesson broke 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he broke 4.5 seconds again during his pro day workout Friday, March 24.

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  Browns | Josh Gordon expected to find out fate soon    Fri Mar 24, 01:34 PM

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to hear back from the league regarding his reinstatement application in late April or early May, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Footballguys view: Gordon hasn't been on the field since 2014, but he's trying to make his way back. Lord only knows what he'll look like after two years on the sidelines. The Browns are done with him, so if he's reinstated we expect Gordon to be playing elsewhere.

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  Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin's option to be exercised    Fri Mar 24, 12:36 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin's fifth year option for the 2018 season will be picked up, according to general manager Dave Gettleman.

Footballguys view: Benjamin didn't look quite like his old self last year after missing all of the 2015 season with a knee injury. The Panthers make the wise move by keeping him under contract through the 2018 season. The way he plays over the next two seasons will determine if/when he gets a long-term contract with the Panthers.

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  Patriots | Michael Floyd unlikely to return to NE    Fri Mar 24, 12:22 PM

Free-agent WR Michael Floyd (Patriots) is a 'long shot' to return to the New England Patriots after they acquired Brandin Cooks earlier this month, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Footballguys view: The Pats have found their top WR via trade with New Orleans. Floyd has no interest on the open market at this time. Perhaps as we get closer to training camp a team like the Lions would come calling.

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  Redskins | Brian Quick to Redskins    Fri Mar 24, 10:19 AM

Free-agent WR Brian Quick (Rams) has agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins Friday, March 24. Terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Washington lost both Pierre Garcon (49ers) and DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) in free agency, but they've worked hard to add more talent on the open market. They brought on Terrelle Pryor earlier this year, and he should be their top target in the passing game. Quick will compete for a roster spot and a spot in the pecking order behind Pryor, Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson.

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  Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin deadline looming    Fri Mar 24, 09:41 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin has a May 2 deadline for the team to pick up his fifth-year option, which figures to be around $8 million.

Footballguys view: Even though he missed all of 2015 due to a knee injury, Benjamin is a talent the Panthers need to keep around. Still working through the after effects of his knee injury, Benjamin had a down 2016 season. Expect him to bounce back in a revamped passing attack.

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  NFL | JuJu Smith-Schuster confident    Thu Mar 23, 10:00 PM

Southern California WR JuJu Smith-Schuster said he is 'the top receiver' in the 2017 NFL Draft following his pro day Thursday, March 23.

Footballguys view: Slow your roll there, son. We like Smith-Schuster but he needs to clean up his breaks during route running, and doesn't accelerate well out of his cuts. He'll see a lot of contested balls, though luckily for him he thrives on that. He's a big bodied, aggressive receiver, but he's not the top of the class.

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  NFL | Zay Jones staying focused     Thu Mar 23, 09:25 PM

East Carolina WR Zay Jones said he appreciates all the recognition he has received leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft but has 'never needed hype' to motivate him.

Footballguys view: Jones is a solid receiver with great hands and no fear when he has to go across the middle. He doesn't play quite as fast as he times, though, and could struggle to gain separation at the pro level. Jones put up a lot of production, but the argument can be made that the scheme he was in inflated his numbers a bit.

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  Colts | Kamar Aiken was told 'open competition'    Thu Mar 23, 06:53 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Kamar Aiken said he was told 'there was going to be open competition in the receiving room' when deciding to sign with the team.

Footballguys view: Once you get past TY Hilton, there is definitely room for new faces. Aiken has shown flashes of potential before, and having Andrew Luck throw to him might make him reach those heights more consistently. Of course, the Colts need to actually protect Luck long enough for him to get a pass off for this to work, and Aiken will still be far behind Hilton as well as Donte Moncrief.

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  Jets | New York signs Quinton Patton    Thu Mar 23, 03:12 PM

Free-agent WR Quinton Patton (49ers) signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Jets Thursday, March 23.

Footballguys view: What Patton will do for them, we're not sure. Aside from Eric Decker, the team has a bunch of young guys they are reportedly excited about. And then you have to consider the rocky quarterback situation. No, we don't think Patton will be much to talk about come the season.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones should be fine for camp    Thu Mar 23, 02:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is expected to be at full health in time for the start of training camp in late July. Jones was wearing a boot, but he appeared to be moving around well and was not using crutches. A minor procedure was performed on Jones' foot March 6 after he played with the injury for most of the second half of last season.

Footballguys view: Jones should be fine in time for camp, so he'll be more than ready for the start of the season. We expect him to be a top receiver option in fantasy circles again come September.

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  Vikings | More on Adam Thielen's deal    Thu Mar 23, 11:43 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen signed a four-year deal worth $19.246 million with $6.746 million in the first year.

Footballguys view: Thielen is a great story. An undrafted free agent who stuck around long enough to get his shot, and then play well enough to earn a starting spot, Thielen is a solid receiver a Vikings quarterback can rely on.

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  Vikings | Rod Streater has Vikings' interest    Thu Mar 23, 08:45 AM

Free-agent WR Rod Streater (49ers) is drawing interest from the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We don't see much happening here if he signs. The Vikings have a pretty good crop of receivers, and Streater would just be left out in the cold.

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  Giants | NYG not interested in Victor Cruz reunion    Wed Mar 22, 09:02 PM

Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) is unlikely to return to the New York Giants at a lower salary, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

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  NFL | Rod Streater receiving interest    Wed Mar 22, 05:58 PM

Free-agent WR Rod Streater (49ers) is receiving interest from the Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

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  Ravens | Baltimore to meet with John Ross    Wed Mar 22, 04:22 PM

Washington WR John Ross said he is scheduled to meet with the Baltimore Ravens before the 2017 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: The Ravens could use WR help, and Ross is more than just a speed demon. Ross can run routes, tracks the ball well over his shoulder and of course has record-setting 4.22 speed. Scouts compare his skill set to that of DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) because of his deep speed and playmaking ability.

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  NFL | Joshua Cribbs retires    Wed Mar 22, 03:48 PM

Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Colts) officially announced his retirement from professional football.

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  Giants | Dwayne Harris restructures contract    Tue Mar 21, 05:36 PM

New York Giants WR Dwayne Harris had his contract restructured Tuesday, March 21. He was due $2.98 million in base salary and a $25,000 workout bonus in 2017. His base salary was reduced by $500,000 to $2.48 million for this year, according to NFL Player's Association records.

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  Bears | Deonte Thompson returning to Chicago    Tue Mar 21, 05:15 PM

Chicago Bears WR Deonte Thompson is re-signing to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, March 21.

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  Panthers | Two more Panthers need surgery    Tue Mar 21, 03:43 PM

Carolina Panthers DE Charles X. Johnson (back) underwent surgery on his injured back Tuesday, March 21. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) will have surgery on his injured left knee Thursday, March 23. Both players will not participate in the Panthers' offseason program, but they are expected to be ready for training camp.

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  Colts | Kamar Aiken agrees with Colts    Tue Mar 21, 09:39 AM

Free-agent WR Kamar Aiken (Ravens) agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to his agent, David Canter.

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  Colts | Kamar Aiken expected to sign with Colts    Tue Mar 21, 08:56 AM

Free-agent WR Kamar Aiken (Ravens) is expected to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen still not 100 percent    Mon Mar 20, 11:27 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is still not 100 percent and he won't be a full participant when the Chargers begin organized team activities April 3. However, Allen did say he's doing 'almost everything,' including running and cutting, and expects to be ready for the start of training camp in July.

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  Bills | Brandon Tate stays in Buffalo    Mon Mar 20, 04:37 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Brandon Tate was re-signed to an undisclosed deal Monday, March 20.

Footballguys view: Tate doesn't give you much value as a wide receiver. However, he can make plays in the return game and that's how he'll contribute to Buffalo the most.

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  Chargers | DeAngelo Yancey visits Chargers    Mon Mar 20, 02:33 PM

Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey visited the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, March 20.

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  NFL | John Ross worked with DeSean Jackson    Sun Mar 19, 10:17 PM

Washington WR John Ross worked with Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson to improve his footwork and technique and to learn how to use his speed effectively.

Footballguys view: The best pro comparison for Ross is Jackson. The rookie from Washington can absolutely fly, as evidenced by his 4.22 second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. In addition to blazing speed, Ross does a good job of tracking the ball well and can make defenders miss in the open field. He should be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh to meet with Chris Godwin    Sun Mar 19, 05:10 PM

Penn State WR Chris Godwin is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers before the 2017 NFL Draft, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Godwin is an interesting sleeper WR to monitor in this draft class. He's a second- or third-round pick who has a knack for catching the ball. In fact, he makes spectacular catches seem routine with his concentration, body control and strong hands.

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  Vikings | MIN had limited interest in Andre Holmes    Sun Mar 19, 08:51 AM

The Minnesota Vikings reportedly expressed interest in WR Andre Holmes before he signed a three-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. However, discussions between the two sides never became serious.

Footballguys view: The Vikings lost Cordarrelle Patterson (Raiders) in free agency, so they're looking for depth at the position.

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  Raiders | Oakland WR recruiting Adrian Peterson    Sat Mar 18, 10:26 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to 'join the dark side.'

Footballguys view: Peterson is an option for the Raiders, but it depends on whether or not Marshawn Lynch comes out of retirement.

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  Seahawks | Tyler Lockett ahead of schedule    Sat Mar 18, 09:44 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) is ahead of schedule with his recovery from a broken leg and is expected to ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Footballguys view: We'll know more about Lockett's status when training camp is here. It's good news to hear that recovering ahead of schedule.

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  Jets | Eric Decker likely to survive roster purge?    Sat Mar 18, 08:36 PM

New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) is expected to get a chance to complete his rehab from hip and shoulder surgeries before the Jets decide whether to keep or release him, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Footballguys view: There was a time when Decker's future with the team was in question. It appears likely that he'll stick around for 2017. Who is throwing the ball for the Jets in 2017 is still a huge mystery.

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  Lions | Anquan Boldin return possible but unlikely    Sat Mar 18, 06:18 PM

Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) could return to the Detroit Lions for a second season according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein, but likely only if T.J. Jones and Jace Billingsley do not step up to assume the No. 3 receiving job. Rothstein also believes Boldin is unlikely to sign with any team until just before training camp.

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  Bills | Andre Holmes has chance to start    Sat Mar 18, 05:39 PM

Buffalo Bills WR Andre Holmes is expected to have a chance to start in 2017 if the Bills do not use their first-round draft choice on a wide receiver.

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  Jets | Quinton Patton meets with NYJ    Sat Mar 18, 04:53 PM

Free-agent WR Quinton Patton (49ers) met with the New York Jets Saturday, March 18.

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  Bills | Andre Holmes contract update    Sat Mar 18, 02:35 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Andre Holmes agreed to a three-year deal with the Bills worth as much as $6.5 million, according to a source.

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  Bills | Andre Holmes will join Buffalo    Sat Mar 18, 02:23 PM

Free-agent WR Andre Holmes (Raiders) agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills Saturday, March 18, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's finally final. Holmes hasn't done much in recent years for the Raiders, but with the Bills he'll have a chance to get significant playing time. There's really no other threat behind Sammy Watkins at this time, so Holmes could play as a deep threat with the Bills.

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