Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Lardarius Webb mulling offers Wed Jul 18, 02:01 PM
Free-agent FS Lardarius Webb (Ravens) wants to continue his NFL career and has received multiple offers that he is considering.
|Footballguys view: There hasn't been much news on Webb since the Ravens released him back in March. He could continue playing, but he won't see as many snaps as he used to be when he was an outside corner. Webb has length and finds his way around the ball, so some team might want him as veteran depth in 2018.|
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NFL | Darrelle Revis retires Wed Jul 18, 10:52 AM
Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Chiefs) announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday, July 18.
|Footballguys view: We'll see Revis in the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday soon. Revis was a first-round pick of the Jets back in 2007 and he was the definition of a 'shutdown' corner. He defined the position so much that his spot on the field became known as 'Revis Island' and opposing quarterbacks didn't challenge him much. Revis won Super Bowl 49 with the Patriots and should wind up being honored by the Jets in their Ring of Fame after two stints with the team.|
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NFL | Terrell Owens won't give up on comeback Tue Jul 17, 02:37 PM
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Seahawks) is 100 percent committed to playing in the NFL or CFL, according to Owens' agent. The 44-year-old Owens activated a 10-day clause Saturday, July 14, that forces the Edmonton Eskimos to offer him a contract or release him. 'He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing, whether it's the CFL or NFL,' his agent said.
|Footballguys view: It's been a minute since Owens played organized football. He last played in the NFL back in 2010 for the Bengals and he did get a cup of coffee with the Seattle Seahawks for about a month (but never played) in 2012. Owens last suited up for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League in 2011. He's less than a month from being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but still thinks he can play. We'll see if the Eskimos share that same belief.|
Terrell Owens player page
NFL | Armonty Bryant retires Mon Jul 16, 05:41 PM
Free-agent DE Armonty Bryant (Raiders) announced he is retiring from the NFL due to kidney failure.Link to story
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NFL | DeMarco Murray calls it a career Fri Jul 13, 02:09 PM
Updating an earlier report, free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, July 13.Link to story
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NFL | DeMarco Murray set to announce retirement Fri Jul 13, 02:06 PM
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday, July 13.
|Footballguys view: Murray overcame a catastrophic injury in college at Oklahoma and reinvented himself. He defied expectations at multiple stops with an intensity only matched by the likes of Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch. At his best, he was one of the top 3-5 backs in the league. The veteran back camp injury signing list will get one shorter.|
DeMarco Murray player page
NFL | Connor Barwin has offers Tue Jul 10, 06:53 PM
Free-agent LB Connor Barwin (Rams) said he has received offers from prospective teams and will make a decision before training camp begins. His desire is to sign with a Super Bowl contender.Link to story
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NFL | Kenny Vaccaro expected to sign soon Tue Jul 10, 03:32 AM
Free-agent FS Kenny Vaccaro (Saints) is expected to sign with 'some team' before camp begins. He's healthy but the market for safeties didn't develop as expected and there was no need to hurry and sign a deal when free agency first opened up.
|Footballguys view: Vaccaro still has game, so it's just a matter of time - and perhaps injury - before a team steps up.|
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NFL | DeMarco Murray looking to sign Mon Jul 9, 01:46 PM
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) said he hopes to sign with a team before the start of training camp and has talked with four or five teams this offseason. He said the offseason has allowed him to recover from knee and hamstring injuries he dealt with last season.
|Footballguys view: Murray still has the ability to perform -- he's just a season removed from a 1200 yard season in 2016. However, where he lands is going to be a huge factor in his production. His drop to a 3.6 yards per carry average is a concern, but Murray has seen that stat roll up and down over the last four seasons, so it's something that could improve again. Early draft participants seem to feel he still is worth a roll of the dice, as he is going as the 62nd back on average right now.|
DeMarco Murray player page
NFL | Roy Miller calls it a career Sun Jul 1, 02:47 PM
Free-agent DT Roy Miller announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, July 1.Link to story
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NFL | Sam Beal could go in third round Sat Jun 30, 03:15 PM
Western Michigan CB Sam Beal could go in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft. One team said he was valued as a second rounder if he were eligible for the NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: There was some buzz about Beal being a first-round pick if he would've stayed in college, performed well and came out in the 2019 NFL draft. Beal has good size at 6'1" 190 pounds, and the Broncos corner has a nose for the ball. His length and football IQ put him around the play if it comes into his vicinity. All 32 teams were at his pro day last week, and we fully expect him to be selected in the Supplemental Draft on July 11th.|
NFL | Six teams present for Bright Ugwoegbu's workout Sat Jun 30, 10:21 AM
The Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks had representatives present for Oregon State LB Bright Ugwoegbu's workout Thursday, June 28.
|Footballguys view: Ugwoegbu didn't show well during his workout, measuring in at less than 6'1" (6007) and weighing only 205 pounds. He is too small for linebacker play in the NFL, and his workout numbers (4.9 40-yard dash) show he may not be athletic or fast enough to play in the league either. Ugwoebu was suspended indefinitely earlier in 2018 and officially left the Oregon State program earlier this month. With these numbers it doesn't seem like he's going to be selected in the 2018 Supplemental Draft on July 11th.|
NFL | Martayveus Carter added to supplemental draft Fri Jun 29, 05:00 PM
Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter was added to the supplemental draft pool Friday, June 29.
|Footballguys view: Carter is not the biggest runner (5'11" 200 pounds) but he has good feet and patience when running the ball. While not a pile-pusher, Carter can run through tackles and he does a good job of keeping his feet moving upon contact. Carter is the fifth player to be eligible for the Supplemental Draft on July 11th, and he's the only offensive player in that group.|
NFL | Sam Beal draws league-wide interest Fri Jun 29, 02:32 AM
Western Michigan CB Sam Beal held his Pro Day on Thursday, June 28, and it was attended by all 32 teams. Beal ran a 4.47 40-yard dash, posted a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 6-inch broad jump. Beal is expected to be the highest supplemental pick since the Cleveland Browns selected WR Josh Gordon in the second round in 2012.
|Footballguys view: At 6'1" 190 pounds, Beal has a fine size/speed combination. Some felt he could've been a first-round pick had he come out in the 2019 NFL draft. Even though there hasn't been a pick in the Supplmental Draft since 2015, it seems like with talented players like Beal being available we might get one or two names called on July 11th.|
NFL | Darrell Bevell not done Thu Jun 28, 11:23 AM
Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he's not done coaching and hopes to land another gig in the NFL.Link to story
NFL | Tamba Hali may retire Wed Jun 27, 01:23 PM
Free-agent LB Tamba Hali (Chiefs) said he is considering retirement.Link to story
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NFL | Interest building in supplemental draft prospects Tue Jun 26, 08:40 PM
Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander, Western Michigan CB Sam Beal and Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant are all very much on the radar of NFL teams ahead of the league's supplemental draft on July 11. Fourteen teams reportedly attended Bryant's pro day on Monday, June 25, while 26 teams reportedly attended Alexander's on June 20. Beal's pro day is scheduled for Thursday, June 28.Link to story
NFL | Bright Ogwoegbu added to supplemental draft Mon Jun 25, 08:33 PM
Oregon State LB Bright Ogwoegbu is among a handful of players eligible for the supplemental draft on July 11, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Brandon Bryant talks with several teams Mon Jun 25, 04:44 PM
Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant talked with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers after his Pro Day Monday, June 25.
|Footballguys view: Bryant is fast and physical, measuring in at 5'11" 205 pounds. Academic and off-field problems forced him to the Supplemental Draft, and obviously there's plenty of interest. This is a better Supplemental Draft that we normally see, so perhaps Bryant gets picked up. Bryant ran the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day on Monday, and the times ranged from the high 4.3s to the low 4.4s.|
NFL | Brandon Bryant stopped workout early Mon Jun 25, 04:43 PM
Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant (shin) did not finish his Pro Day Monday, June 25, because of shin splints. He said he originally suffered the injury while training for his Pro Day.Link to story
NFL | Charles Johnson likely to retire Sun Jun 24, 10:29 AM
Free-agent DE Charles Johnson (Panthers) is planning to retire, although he hasn't made an official announcement, according to Bill Voth of Panthers.com.
|Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Georgia in 2007, Johnson was a star player for the Panthers for years. Age seemed to catch up with him as Johnson struggled through injuries and registered no sacks as a part-time player for the Panthers defense in 2017.|
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NFL | Coby Fleener still recovering from concussion Sat Jun 23, 10:28 AM
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (concussion) said he is still experiencing some concussion symptoms, although they have not had a major impact on his everyday life.
|Footballguys view: Earlier this year, Fleener was doing some work with the Saints in camp (light work) where he didn't suffer any setbacks. He hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol to this point. His agent has heard from multiple teams interested in signing him if he's able to resume his playing career.|
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NFL | Orleans Darkwa cleared for return Fri Jun 22, 02:17 PM
Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) announced on social media Friday, June 22, that he has been medically cleared to resume football work - about one month after having surgery to remove a plate in his leg.Link to story
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NFL | Orleans Darkwa medically cleared Thu Jun 21, 09:39 PM
Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Giants) revealed via Twitter that he has been medically cleared for football activities following offseason surgery to remove a plate from his leg.
|Footballguys view: Darkwa was an underrated contributor to a Giants running game that showed signs of life last year. He could get signed if a team suffers a key injury at running back in training camp.|
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NFL | Market slow for Mike Mitchell Thu Jun 21, 03:07 PM
Free-agent FS Mike Mitchell (Steelers) said the free-agent market has been slow to develop for him this offseason. He said there are several good safeties still looking to sign with teams.Link to story
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NFL | Adonis Alexander works out for teams Wed Jun 20, 08:57 PM
Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander measured 6-foot-2, 195 pounds at his Pro Day Wednesday, June 20. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds and recorded 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-4 broad jump.Link to story
NFL | Delvin Breaux going to Canada Mon Jun 18, 02:22 PM
Free-agent CB Delvin Breaux (Saints) will be signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Breaux is going back to where it all started. He was an all star in the CFL back in 2014 which led to the Saints taking a chance on him. Breaux looked good for the Saints before injuries derailed his career. We'll see if he can get things back on track up North.|
Delvin Breaux player page
NFL | Roy Miller suspended six games Fri Jun 15, 06:10 PM
Free-agent DT Roy Miller (Chiefs) has been suspended for the first six games of the 2018 regular season, according to a source.Link to story
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NFL | Brandon Bryant eligible for supplemental draft Fri Jun 15, 03:03 PM
Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant has joined Western Michigan CB Sam Beal and Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander as the three players eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft to be held on July 11.Link to story
NFL | Pro Football Focus ranks offensive guards Wed Jun 13, 11:56 AM
NFL analytics company Pro Football Focus released the top-five grades for pass protection efficiency by offensive guards, ranked from high to low: Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (98.4), then-Carolina Panthers OG Andrew Norwell (98.3), Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (98.1), Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (98.0) and Houston Texans OG Senio Kelemete (98.0).Link to story
NFL | Clay Harbor healthy again Tue Jun 12, 12:02 PM
Free-agent TE Clay Harbor (wrist) has fully recovered from a wrist injury he suffered while filming The Bachelorette.
|Footballguys view: This is not a headline/story you normally see covering the NFL. Harbor last played for the Lions in 2016, and he spent last year on Injured Reserve with the Saints. A fourth-round pick (Eagles) out of Missouri State in 2010, Harbor is nearing the end of his pro chances.|
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NFL | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has idea of next team Mon Jun 11, 12:14 PM
Free-agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Giants) said he has an idea of which team he will sign with before training camp. He has not signed with a team yet because he did not want to participate in organized team activities.Link to story
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NFL | Charges dropped against T.J. Ward Sun Jun 10, 08:07 AM
Free-agent FS T.J. Ward (Buccaneers) had both drug charges against him dropped Thursday, June 7, according to Hillsborough County (Fla.) court records. He had been arrested Jan. 3, and charged with 'possession of cannabis' and 'possession of drug paraphernalia' for an incident which occurred Oct. 25.Link to story
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NFL | John Kuhn looking to play Fri Jun 8, 06:29 PM
Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Saints) said he has been contacted by a few teams and is waiting for the right opportunity. He said he is in great shape after working out this offseason.Link to story
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NFL | Two apply for supplemental draft Wed Jun 6, 10:58 AM
Former Mississippi State DB Brandon Bryant and former Western Michigan CB Sam Beal have applied for the NFL supplemental draft.
|Footballguys view: Bryant is a freakish athlete, measuring in at 5'11" 200 pounds and he's been timed at a 4.24 40-yard dash. Even though he's a speedy player, Bryant is also known as a sound tackler. Beal's game is all about making a play on the ball. Last year at Western Michigan, Beal broke up 10 passes and had two interceptions. In addition to those two defensive backs, Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander is set to enter the supplemental draft as well.|
NFL | Chuck Pagano wants to coach again Wed Jun 6, 09:37 AM
Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday, June 6, that he'd like to coach again.
|Footballguys view: Pagano's time as the Colts head coach was hot and cold. He had three 11-win seasons, but over the final three years with Indy the team went 20-28 under the veteran head coach. He wants to get into coaching again but may not find many opportunities unless he goes back to being a coordinator.|
NFL | Mike Adams looking to return as TE Sat Jun 2, 02:02 PM
Free-agent OT Mike X. Adams (Bears) wants to play in the NFL again but is looking to return as a tight end.
|Footballguys view: Most of the time we see this move in reverse from tight end, then bulking up to play tackle. Adams has gone from 323 pounds to 255 pounds in hopes of playing tight end. He was out of the league in 2017 after playing for the Bears in 2016. "I want to give it another shot and get after it," he said. "I love the game. It's what I want to do."|
NFL | Adonis Alexander entering draft Fri Jun 1, 07:49 PM
Updating a previous report, Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander said he is applying to enter the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft.Link to story
NFL | Dez Bryant likely will wait Fri Jun 1, 04:27 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not expected to sign with a team until the start of training camp, according to sources. He has received interest from teams but is being patient and selective.
|Footballguys view: He's being selective as Bryant turned down a deal from the Ravens earlier this offseason. Bryant may have to wait for injuries to hit during training camp before he gets an offer he likes.|
Dez Bryant player page
NFL | Adonis Alexander likely in supplemental draft Fri Jun 1, 04:09 PM
Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander likely will enter the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft since he has been dismissed from Virginia Tech, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Agent Andy Ross tweeted a quote from Alexander. "I take full responsibility for not taking care of my business in the classroom," Alexander said. "I will use this tough lesson as motivation to get better and learn from my mistakes as I become a professional." In mid-July, Alexander could be the first player selected in the supplemental draft in a few years. At 6'3" 207 pounds he should have some interest.|
NFL | Mychal Kendricks to visit three teams Tue May 29, 04:28 PM
Free-agent LB Mychal Kendricks (Eagles) has visits scheduled this week with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns, according to a source. Kendricks is expected to make a decision this week.
|Footballguys view: Kendricks was released by the Eagles a week ago. He is a thumper who can make an impact as a run defender when healthy. It shouldn't take long for him to find a new team.|
Mychal Kendricks player page
NFL | Shea McClellin may retire Tue May 29, 08:47 AM
Free-agent LB Shea McClellin (Patriots) said he isn't officially retiring, but he is prepared to have played his last game due to the cumulative effect of concussions. 'I'm still staying ready, still working out. I've learned to never say never, there's always a chance that I could still play again, but for now all my focus is on coaching high school,' said the 28-year-old McClellin, who has accepted a position as linebackers coach at Mountain View High School in Meridian, Idaho.Link to story
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NFL | Josh Freeman retires Sat May 26, 05:07 PM
Former NFL QB Josh Freeman has decided to retire from professional football.
|Footballguys view: Freeman was trying to make a comeback in the CFL but has decided to call it quits. "We would like to thank Josh for his work and dedication. He was a consummate professional throughout camp," Montreal Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed said. "We respect his decision and we wish him the best in the future." A first-round pick in 2009 (Buccaneers), Freeman never played up to his potential as a pro.|
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NFL | Richie Incognito wants to play Mon May 21, 04:42 PM
Free-agent OG Richie Incognito (Bills) was released from the Reserve/Retired list by the Buffalo Bills because he informed the team he wants to play again, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Jonah Trinnaman to work out for teams Mon May 21, 01:56 PM
Free-agent WR Jonah Trinnaman (Cardinals) is scheduled to work out for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers this week. The Packers will work him out as a cornerback.Link to story
NFL | Junior Galette may retire Mon May 21, 12:03 PM
Free-agent LB Junior Galette (Redskins) has received some offers this offseason but has not signed with a team because he is considering retirement.
|Footballguys view: Three offers on the table for Galette to be exact, but it sounds like they aren't enough for the veteran pass rusher. He was injured for all of 2015 and 2016, but he played for Washington in 2017 and notched 3.0 sacks and 20 total tackles as a part-time player. We'll see if he walks away from the game or is tempted to play for another team in 2018.|
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NFL | Johnny Manziel headed to Canada Sat May 19, 12:11 PM
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) has announced that he will be signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He is scheduled to receive a two-year contract, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Manziel's comeback tour now head up North, and it will be interesting to see what kind of play he can provide up in Canada. A first-round pick of the Browns in 2014, Manziel failed to make it in the NFL due to off-field issues. He seems to have his life back on track but won't get a ticket back to the NFL just yet. If he performs well for the Tiger-Cats (and stays out of trouble) then perhaps there will be a team that takes a chance on Manziel in the NFL once again.|
Johnny Manziel player page
NFL | Vincent Jackson retired Fri May 18, 04:06 PM
Free-agent WR Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers) is retired from professional football, according to one of his representatives.
|Footballguys view: Jackson had several promising parts of Seasons but never really put it all together. We wish him luck in his post football life.|
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NFL | Matt Moore may wait to sign Thu May 17, 03:20 PM
Free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) may wait until the 2018 regular season starts before signing with a team in order to see which teams will need quarterback help, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: The long-time Dolphins backup is in no rush to sign. Something should come up as players get injured during camps across the league. He has received some interest from the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans this offseason.|
Matt Moore player page
NFL | Crockett Gillmore undergoes surgery Wed May 16, 09:52 PM
Free-agent TE/OL Crockett Gillmore (knee) needed to undergo another surgery on his knee earlier this offseason, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Gillmore struggled at the tight end position, and he's struggled to stay healthy as a pro. He's moving to offensive tackle according to reports that came out earlier this year. The Baltimore Ravens may have interest in re-signing Gillmore, but he would need to be able to pass a physical.|
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