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  Jets | Quincy Enunwa dropped five passes    Wed Feb 22, 03:25 PM

New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa dropped five passes this past season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

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  Jets | Brandon Marshall struggled with drops    Wed Feb 22, 03:21 PM

New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall dropped seven passes this past season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

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  Jets | Eric Decker a candidate to rework deal    Wed Feb 22, 03:08 PM

New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) could be asked to restructure his contract this offseason because he is scheduled to count $8.75 million against the salary cap in 2017 and is coming off hip and shoulder injuries.

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  Jaguars | Arrelious Benn contract update    Wed Feb 22, 02:08 PM

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn signed a two-year deal worth $1.765 million. The deal includes $100,000 in guaranteed money.

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  Jets | Robby Anderson to work with Chad Johnson    Tue Feb 21, 11:30 PM

New York Jets WR Robby Anderson plans on working with retired NFL WR Chad Johnson this offseason. He said that it's 'set in stone' and called it 'mandatory.' The two also worked together leading up to last year's NFL Draft.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson wants to play with great QB    Tue Feb 21, 10:07 PM

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson said that if he leaves the team in free agency, he wants to play with a 'great quarterback.' When asked about QB Kirk Cousins, he referred to him as 'great' as well.

Footballguys view: Jackson could go down to Tampa to play with the Buccaneers and catch passes from Jameis Winston. We could see him there or back in Philadelphia with second-year quarterback Carson Wentz.

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  Steelers | PIT not expected to re-sign Markus Wheaton    Tue Feb 21, 09:34 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton is not expected to be back with the team next season, 'unless he has no other decent offers and returns for minimum salary,' according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Wheaton has been a disappointment during his pro career with the Steelers. Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued his game. In 2016, Wheaton made it through only three games hauling in four catches for 51 yards and one touchdown.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson made history    Tue Feb 21, 05:08 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson became the first quarterback-receiver duo since 1956 to lead the NFL in passing touchdowns (40) and receiving touchdowns (14) in the same season.

Footballguys view: It's funny to think that hasn't happened more often, especially with the NFL transforming into a pass-happy league.

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  Saints | Brandin Cooks likely to remain in Big Easy    Tue Feb 21, 12:38 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is 'absolutely' expected to remain with the team in 2017, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: There was some buzz about Cooks being traded, but that seems to have died down. The final year of his rookie contract is 2017, but the Saints could pick up his fifth-year option to keep him in New Orleans through 2018. We imagine they'll do that in the near future.

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  Vikings | Offseason 'critical' for Laquon Treadwell    Tue Feb 21, 12:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell was dogged by lower-body injuries all year long and finished his rookie season with only one catch for 15 yards. Nevertheless, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is hopeful the receiver can eventually prove he was worth the No. 23 overall pick last spring.

Footballguys view: With Cordarrelle Patterson and Charles X. Johnson heading towards free agency, Treadwell has a big opportunity in front of him in 2017. Treadwell should work to be in the mix with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen in the Vikings WR corps.

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  Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson could draw Bucs' interest    Tue Feb 21, 11:48 AM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson could receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Jackson has a rapport with QB Jameis Winston.

Footballguys view: With Mike Evans on one side and DeSean Jackson on the other, the Bucs would have an even more formidable passing attack. Jackson should get more than a few teams interested in his services when he hits the open market.

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  Lions | Jace Billingsley could carve out role in '17    Tue Feb 21, 12:27 AM

Detroit Lions WR Jace Billingsley could compete for a job at slot receiver next year, with the team unlikely to spend big at wide receiver this offseason.

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  Panthers | Victor Cruz happy with Carolina visit    Mon Feb 20, 07:57 PM

Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) said his visit with the Carolina Panthers Monday, Feb. 20, went well.

Footballguys view: No deal is imminent at this point, but it appears there is mutual interest between Cruz and the Panthers. Cruz does not have any other visits scheduled at this point.

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  Titans | Career year for Rishard Matthews     Mon Feb 20, 04:15 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews posted career highs in catches (65), receiving yards (945) and touchdowns (9) last season. The 65 catches were tied for the team lead, while his nine touchdowns were the most on the Titans.

Footballguys view: Entering his first season with the Titans in 2016, Matthews quickly developed strong chemistry with QB Marcus Mariota. After a career year, Matthews should be considered a WR2 with a nose for the end zone in 2017.

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  Panthers | Victor Cruz visited Panthers    Mon Feb 20, 03:13 PM

Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) visited the Carolina Panthers over the weekend, according to a source. A deal is not imminent and Cruz is expected to speak with at least one other team.

Footballguys view: Cruz's best landing spot may be the Panthers. The team could use a third receiver to work the underneath routes. He'd basically be fourth in the pecking order when adding star tight end Greg Olsen to the conversation. No matter where he lands, Cruz is unlikely to be a fantasy factor in 2017.

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  Patriots | Danny Amendola open to pay cut    Mon Feb 20, 09:09 AM

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is receptive to a pay cut in order to stay with the team.

Footballguys view: Amendola should be open for a pay cut if he wants to stay with the Patriots. He's got a $7.7 million cap number but there's only $1.4 million remaining in dead money. He'll either take a pay cut or won't return to New England.

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  Bills | Brandon Tate has value in return game    Sun Feb 19, 08:14 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Brandon Tate ranked fifth in punt return average and seventh in kickoff return average in 2016, and beat writer Jay Skurski believes Buffalo will try to bring back Tate on a one-year contract.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree more productive on the road    Sun Feb 19, 04:08 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree recorded 609 yards and five touchdowns on the road this past season. He recorded 394 yards and three touchdowns at home.

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  Redskins | DeSean Jackson to receive strong interest    Sun Feb 19, 03:33 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is expected to receive strong interest once free agency begins because he is still only of the fastest receivers in the NFL even though he is 30 years old.

Footballguys view: Jackson should get plenty of interest on the open market. We think there's a good chance he lands back with the Eagles.

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  Chargers | Travis Benjamin could be returner    Sun Feb 19, 02:55 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin could be used as a punt returner next season. Benjamin was the punt returner during the early part of 2016 but struggled with his decision making and was replaced.

Footballguys view: Benjamin has the speed to make field-flipping plays as a return man. He'll be given another look at the return position. Fantasy owners who get points for return yards or at least return touchdowns need to keep this in mind.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen to give hometown discount?    Sat Feb 18, 09:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent WR Adam Thielen said there is 'something special' about playing for one franchise, and he hopes to stay with Minnesota if he receives an offer in his 'ballpark.'

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  Browns | CLE may not tag Terrelle Pryor     Sat Feb 18, 05:25 PM

The Cleveland Browns do not plan on placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor, according to a source. The team would still like to sign Pryor to a long-term deal.

Footballguys view: Pryor wants to stay, and the Browns want to keep him around. This sounds like it could be pretty simple. At some point this offseason, we expect the two sides to come through with a new long-term contract. Pryor had over 1,000 yards receiving and four touchdowns in 2016. That made him the 20th-ranked WR in standard-scoring leagues last year. Pryor is a WR2/flex play with WR1 upside going forward for fantasy owners.

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  Ravens | Baltimore unlikely to look at Victor Cruz    Sat Feb 18, 02:21 PM

Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) probably will not be an option for the Baltimore Ravens this offseason unless he is willing to sign for the veteran minimum, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.

Footballguys view: The Ravens need an upgrade at the position, but they're likely to look for younger players in free agency or just add more WR talent in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Panthers | Victor Cruz could fit in Carolina    Sat Feb 18, 01:03 AM

Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) could be pursued by the Carolina Panthers, according to beat writer David Newton. General manager Dave Gettleman has a connection with Cruz from his time with the New York Giants, and Cruz would fill Carolina's need for a slot receiver.

Footballguys view: Cruz might have a few looks on the open market, and the Panthers might be his best opportunity. They need weapons in the passing game, and Cruz showed he could still work the underneath routes in 2016.

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  NFL | Chad Hansen a top WR prospect    Sat Feb 18, 12:40 AM

California WR Chad Hansen doesn't have many 'holes in his game' and could be a top-5 receiver in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports.

Footballguys view: He didn't run a nuanced route tree at Cal, but Hansen does a good job of hauling in contested catches. Hansen has good body control and can work the sidelines to move the chains. He's not going to break ankles as a route-runner

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  Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson likely done in Tampa    Fri Feb 17, 11:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson isn't likely to be back with the team in 2017 and could be finished in the NFL, according to beat writer Scott Reynolds.

Footballguys view: The writing has been on the wall as Jackson is no longer the player he used to be. Jackson may struggle to latch on with another team, and even if he does sign somewhere else nobody is expecting him to be much of a fantasy factor.

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  49ers | Torrey Smith excited for new offense    Fri Feb 17, 10:58 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith said he is excited for head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense because he 'tailors it to people's strengths.'

Footballguys view: He tailors it to the strengths of the players on his team...unless your name is Roddy White. The 49ers have many things to improve, and it remains to be seen if they'll add a true WR1 to the mix for 2017.

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  Patriots | Michael Floyd gets jail sentence    Fri Feb 17, 04:00 PM

New England Patriots WR Michael Floyd was sentenced Friday, Feb. 17, after pleading guilty to his extreme DUI charge. He will have to spend 120 days in jail, 24 of which to be served in Maricopa County Jail and the other 96 to be served under house arrest. In addition, Floyd must pay a $5,115 fine and complete 30 hours of community service. The other six charges against him were dismissed.

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  Bills | Robert Woods likely to hit market    Fri Feb 17, 03:50 PM

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent WR Robert Woods probably will test the free-agent market unless he receives an overwhelming offer from the Bills, in the opinion of Buffalo Bills.com's Chris Brown. The Bills may not be part of a bidding war if Woods receives interest from other teams.

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  Dolphins | Miami makes more moves    Thu Feb 16, 05:36 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Joseph Hastings and RB Arian Foster were released from the Reserve/Retired list Thursday, Feb. 16.

Footballguys view: For Foster, this is likely the end of a career. Often exciting on the field, always exciting in an interview, Foster broke down before we were ready to see him go.

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  Steelers | Pitt wants two playmakers for life    Thu Feb 16, 03:19 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers want impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown to remain Steelers for the rest of their respective careers, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

Footballguys view: They'd be crazy not to. They have the money right now, and while there will be competition for Bell, they have the inside track. Whether in Pittsburgh or elsewhere, Bell is arguably the top fantasy back for 2017.

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  Browns | Terrelle Pryor wants to re-sign in Cleveland    Thu Feb 16, 01:10 AM

Cleveland Browns impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor has instructed his agents, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, of his desire to remain in Cleveland. The agents will travel to Cleveland this week to conduct 'strong discussions' about a new contract. Pryor stated his desire to continue the rebuilding process in Cleveland under head coach Hue Jackson.

Footballguys view: Really, it's where he likely would have the most value. Pryor had some very good moments this season and could continue to improve, especially with Corey Coleman attracting more and more attention. Of course, who is throwing the ball will impact both, and we're not clear what the Browns are going to do at that position.

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  Redskins | Kenny Stills an option for Redskins?    Wed Feb 15, 11:13 PM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills is a possible replacement for Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson, according to The Washington Post's Mark Bullock.

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  Redskins | Kenny Britt a target for Washington?    Wed Feb 15, 10:57 PM

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Kenny Britt is a possible replacement for Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon, according to The Washington Post's Mark Bullock.

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  Jaguars | Arrelious Benn stays with Jags    Wed Feb 15, 03:45 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent WR Arrelious Benn signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars Wednesday, Feb. 15, according to a source. The deal includes an option for 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Giants | Two Giants won't be tendered    Wed Feb 15, 08:33 AM

New York Giants exclusive rights free-agent FB Nikita Whitlock and WR Ben Edwards will not be tendered contracts.

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  Broncos | Broncos plan to meet with Victor Cruz    Tue Feb 14, 11:17 PM

The Denver Broncos are 'working' to meet with free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants).

Footballguys view: The team needs a third asset in the passing game behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Cruz is not the same player he used to be, but the team might consider him a possibility for the right price.

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  Cardinals | John Brown now very healthy, says owner    Tue Feb 14, 11:04 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is now 'very healthy,' according to team president and owner Michael Bidwill, who also said that it 'looks like they found the issue' regarding the sickle cell problem the receiver was dealing with this past season. Bidwill added: 'We'll get (Brown) back the way we had him.'

Footballguys view: Brown appeared in 15 games, but he was limited in many of those contests. Coming off a disappointing season, Brown could bounce back as the no.2 asset in the passing game for the Cardinals in 2017.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel wants to stay in Atlanta    Tue Feb 14, 05:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel said he wants to be a Falcon 'forever.' The Falcons also want their deep-threat receiver to stay. If the Falcons really want him back, they'll be able to place a high tender on Gabriel, forcing other prospective teams to have to surrender a first- or second-round pick in order to sign him. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said last week that a priority heading into free agency will be to re-sign Atlanta's free agents. The Falcons are expected to place a second-round tender worth around $2.8 million. A first-round tender would be worth around $4 million.

Footballguys view: Gabriel flourished under OC Kyle Shanahan in 2016. A castoff from the Browns, Gabriel's potential was untapped until the new 49ers head coach found a spot for him with the Falcons. With whatever tender they decide on, we feel the Falcons will find a way to keep Gabriel around for 2017.

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  Steelers | Sammie Coates had hernia surgery    Tue Feb 14, 03:09 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (hernia) recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, according to a source. On another note, it was confirmed that Coates did not have surgery on his fingers, contrary to a previous report.

Footballguys view: These were the reports we were referencing earlier. Coates is only recovering from one surgery. However, that doesn't mean his outlook for 2017 is any better. With the return of Martavis Bryant (suspension), it pushes Coates further down the depth chart. His play is not reliable anyway as drops are still a major problem for the young wideout.

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  Bears | Alshon Jeffery will cost pretty penny    Tue Feb 14, 02:31 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery could be given the franchise tag for a second straight year. That tag would cost the Bears $17.5 million. That being said, both sides prefer a long-term deal, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson.

Footballguys view: We're not sure that Jeffery is going to be with the Bears in 2017. They could use the franchise tag on him again -- but that wouldn't sit well with the veteran receiver. If he hits the open market, Jeffery will likely (and quickly) be out of the Bears price range.

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  Jets | Good chance Brandon Marshall is cut    Tue Feb 14, 09:22 AM

New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall has about a 60 percent chance of being cut this offseason, in the opinion of The Star-Ledger's Darryl Slater.

Footballguys view: Marshall has a cap number of $7.5 million in 2017, but there's no dead money remaining on his contract. They could free up all of that money if they release the veteran receiver. At this time, the Jets are $7.9 million over the cap. They'll have to make some moves to free up enough space just to sign their rookie class.

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  Steelers | Sammie Coates has another surgery    Tue Feb 14, 08:21 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (groin, fingers) posted on social media that he had surgery to repair a groin injury.

Footballguys view: Reports are coming out now that reveal Coates is recovering from only groin surgery. Whatever the case may be, this is another incident with the Steelers injury report that is unclear. Coates has problems with drops and concentration, and that's why he's disappointed on the field. He's under contract through the 2018 season.

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  NFL | Victor Cruz probably done, says scout    Mon Feb 13, 11:50 PM

Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) is 'probably done,' according to one NFL scout.

Footballguys view: Cruz may get signed by some team in need of veteran depth, but he's likely to be signing a "prove it" deal no matter where he lands. Once Cruz finds a new team, there's no guarantee he'll make the 53-man roster. Evaluators may think he's "probably done" and they're probably right.

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  Browns | Cleveland to talk with Terrelle Pryor    Mon Feb 13, 06:34 PM

The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to talk with the agent for impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor this week.

Footballguys view: All signs point to Cleveland finding a way to keep Pryor around. With the most cap space in the league ($106 million), the Browns shouldn't have any problem affording a fair contract for Pryor. He wants to remain in Cleveland, and the team could put the franchise tag on him if they don't get a long-term deal worked out.

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  Giants | Victor Cruz to be cut    Mon Feb 13, 12:48 PM

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz will be released Monday, Feb. 13, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This was a no-brainer decision for the Giants. Cruz counted $9.4 million against the cap, and releasing him frees up $7.5 million in cap space. Cruz played in 15 games in 2016, collecting 39 passes for 586 yards and one touchdown. He should get a bit of interest on the open market.

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  Chiefs | De'Anthony Thomas likely gone    Mon Feb 13, 10:42 AM

Kansas City Chiefs WR De'Anthony Thomas is likely to be traded or released with the emergence of WR Tyreek Hill in the roles Thomas was drafted for, in the opinion of beat writer Adam Teicher.

Footballguys view: Thomas has not played up to his potential, and the Chiefs will wisely move on. A fourth-round pick in 2014, Thomas has only 48 career catches in three seasons as a part-time player.

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  Rams | Kenny Britt likely to walk    Mon Feb 13, 10:33 AM

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Kenny Britt is likely to sign elsewhere in free agency, in the opinion of beat writer Alden Gonzalez.

Footballguys view: The Rams are likely to move in a different direction at wide receiver, and all of the "Jeff Fisher guys" (like Britt) could be shown the door. Coming off the first 1,000-yard season of his career, Britt should have more than a few potential suitors.

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  Eagles | DeSean Jackson headed back to Philly?    Sun Feb 12, 07:23 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson's potential return to the Philadelphia Eagles is talked about as a 'certainty' by several teams, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Footballguys view: The writing has been on the wall here for quite some time. Jackson is likely to move on from Washington in free agency, and going back to the Eagles could be his destination. The Eagles need more weapons around young QB Carson Wentz, and Jackson still has the speed to get by defenders in a hurry.

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  Patriots | Danny Amendola will need to take pay cut    Sun Feb 12, 01:18 PM

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is due $6 million in base salary in 2017, but it is a 'certainty' he will not be returning under the turn of his current contract, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

Footballguys view: Amendola has a cap hit of $7.7 million in 2017, but there's only $1.4 million in dead money remaining on his deal. We're fairly certain he will do what it takes to stay with the Patriots.

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