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  NFL | Kareem Hunt heads to counseling    Sun Dec 9, 10:39 AM

Free-agent RB Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) entered counseling earlier this week for alcohol and anger management, according to multiple sources with knowledge of his situation.

Footballguys view: Hunt's camp appears to have a plan to get him back in the NFL and they are being proactive. Don't drop him in dynasty leagues unless it is for ideological reasons regarding the behavior of the players you want to have on your roster.

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  NFL | Deebo Samuel focusing on NFL    Sat Dec 8, 11:47 PM

South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel announced the he will skip the Belk Bowl to focus on the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Samuel is a dynamic receiver with big play ability and speed to burn. He might not be a first-round pick, but he'll be a significant acquisition for whatever offense he lands in this April.

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  NFL | LJ Scott headed to NFL    Sat Dec 8, 11:43 PM

Michigan State RB LJ Scott announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  NFL | Caleb Wilson skipping senior season    Sat Dec 8, 11:40 PM

UCLA TE Caleb Wilson announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft,

Footballguys view: This is going to be a very strong tight end class for fantasy football, let by Iowa's Noah Fant, but a player like Wilson could have significant value in the right situation.

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  NFL | Brian Burns making jump to NFL    Sat Dec 8, 10:33 PM

Florida State DE Brian Burns announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Burns will provide the edge rush presence that is sorely needed by so many teams in this pass-happy NFL. He's a name to know in sack-heavy or big play IDP leagues.

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  NFL | Kelvin Harmon will enter the draft    Sat Dec 8, 10:28 PM

North Carolina State WR Kelvin Harmon announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Harmon projects as a #1 receiver in time and has the size, athleticism and skills NFL teams want at the position. He'll likely be a first-round pick in dynasty rookie drafts.

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  NFL | Preston Williams declares for draft    Sat Dec 8, 09:30 PM

Colorado State WR Preston Williams announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  NFL | Kelvin Benjamin not claimed    Wed Dec 5, 05:40 PM

Free-agent WR Kelvin Benjamin (Bills) went unclaimed off waivers Wednesday, Dec. 5, and is officially a free agent.

Footballguys view: Benjamin is now free to sign with any team. He was on the books for $8.4 million this year and no team wanted to take on that salary. Benjamin is likely to find a new home rather quickly but it will be for an incredibly reduced price tag.

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  NFL | Jarrett Stidham to enter draft    Tue Dec 4, 07:37 PM

Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham declared Tuesday, Dec. 4, that he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Stidham was one of the top draft-eligible quarterbacks entering the 2018 college football season but he failed to produce better numbers than he did in 2017. In 12 games, Stidham had 2,421 yards passing with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He's athletic enough to keep plays alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield.

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  NFL | Kareem Hunt facing lengthy suspension    Tue Dec 4, 01:00 PM

Free-agent RB Kareem Hunt is being investigated for his role in three off-field incidents as the NFL works toward a final discipline decision for the former Kansas City Chiefs running back, sources said Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Footballguys view: Hunt is free to sign with any team but is currently on the Commissioner's Exempt List and is likely to stay there for the rest of the 2018 season. In 2019, Hunt is likely going to miss quite a few games for any team that ends up signing him.

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  NFL | Justice Hill declares for draft    Mon Dec 3, 04:52 PM

Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill announced Monday, Dec. 3, that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Measuring in at 5'10" 190 pounds, Hill runs with more authority than other backs his size. He has a wicked stiff arm and does a good job of driving his feet when contacted by defenders. Hill missed the final two games for Oklahoma State due to injury, but he ran for 930 yards this season.

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  NFL | Greedy Williams declares for NFL Draft    Mon Dec 3, 02:58 PM

Louisiana State University CB Greedy Williams announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday, Dec. 3.

Footballguys view: Williams has the makings of a top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL draft. He's got length, speed and playmaking ability from the corner position. Williams should be one of the hottest names in a defensive-talent heavy draft next year.

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  NFL | Kareem Hunt may receive lengthy suspension    Sun Dec 2, 12:15 PM

Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) is facing a suspension of more than six games because of multiple off-field incidents, according to sources. He may look to start serving the suspension immediately if he signs with a team before the end of the season.

Footballguys view: Hunt may not play in the NFL again, but his camp seems to have a strategy to get him another shot in the future.

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  NFL | Two potential teams for Kareem Hunt    Sat Dec 1, 08:19 PM

Free-agent RB Kareem Hunt (Chiefs) may be pursued by the Philadelphia Eagles or the Cleveland Browns, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Browns general manager John Dorsey drafted Hunt last year as the general manager of the Chiefs.

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  NFL | Ed Oliver decides to go pro    Fri Nov 30, 01:51 PM

University of Houston DL Ed Oliver has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Oliver is a penetrating defensive tackle with rare athleticism. He could be a top 10 if not top 5 pick next April.

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  NFL | Noah Fant declares for draft    Fri Nov 30, 01:42 PM

University of Iowa TE Noah Fant has announced that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Fant is a size/speed/athletcism/ball skills prospect who fits in the 21st century NFL passing games. He could be an elite fantasy tight end if he lands in the right spot.

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  NFL | Sean Smith suspended    Mon Nov 26, 05:22 PM

Free-agent CB Sean Smith (Raiders) was suspended for the remainder of the 2018 season Monday, Nov. 26. He will be eligible to petition for reinstatement after the Super Bowl.

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  NFL | Geneo Grissom receiving interest    Wed Nov 14, 11:19 PM

Free-agent DE Geneo Grissom (Patriots) worked out for the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this week and is scheduled to work out for the Indianapolis Colts Friday, Nov. 16.

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  NFL | Suspensions lifted for two players    Tue Nov 13, 06:40 PM

Free-agent CB Jalen Collins (Falcons) and DT Darius Latham (Raiders) had their suspensions lifted Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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  NFL | Christian Hackenberg set to play in AAF    Fri Nov 9, 12:11 PM

Free-agent QB Christian Hackenberg is among the list of notable players who are expected to play in the Alliance of American Football, joining players such as QB Scott Tolzien, S Rahim Moore, LB Steven Johnson, TE Wes Saxton and WR DeMarcus Ayers.

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  NFL | Bruce Irvin unclaimed    Tue Nov 6, 04:31 PM

Free-agent LB Bruce Irvin (Raiders) was not claimed off waivers and is officially a free agent, according to a source.

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  NFL | Sam Bradford hampered by knee injury    Tue Nov 6, 03:20 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Sam Bradford (Cardinals) was unable to practice during the last five weeks of his tenure with the Arizona Cardinals because his left knee -- which has already been subject to two ACL repairs -- is basically 'bone on bone' with no cartilage.

Footballguys view: Bradford is free to sign with any team after clearing waivers. Teams will be hesitant to bring him in because of his long history of knee injuries.

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  NFL | Sam Bradford officially a free agent    Mon Nov 5, 05:35 PM

Free-agent QB Sam Bradford (Cardinals) cleared waivers Monday, Nov. 5, and is officially a free agent, according to a source.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Bradford's immense salary and history of knee problems prevented anyone from putting a waiver claim in on him. He'll be hard pressed to find work in the league again this season and maybe even after that.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson ready to walk away    Mon Nov 5, 02:11 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, Nov. 5.

Footballguys view: CJ2K will always be remembered fondly by Fantasy GMs who had him when he was at his best. Johnson, a first-round pick in 2008 out of East Carolina, had the best season of his career in 2009 when he had 12 100-yard games and rushed for 2,006 yards on the season. He had six 1,000-yard rushing seasons during his career and was one of the fastest running backs to ever play the game. Johnson held the Scouting Combine record with a 4.24 40-yard dash until John Ross (4.22) beat that mark in 2017.

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  NFL | Jeremy Maclin undergoing procedure    Sat Oct 27, 12:08 PM

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (glute, hamstring) is scheduled to undergo a procedure on his glute and hamstring area in the near future and will not play this season. He expects to play next season.

Footballguys view: A hamstring injury kept him from getting a new team this offseason and now he's going to surgically repair the problem. We'll see if the veteran (who hasn't looked like his old self in two years) can get a shot with a new team for the veteran minimum in 2019.

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  NFL | Jamaal Charles calling it a career?    Thu Oct 25, 01:28 AM

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Jaguars) posted on Instagram that his stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars was 'probably' his last chance to play in the NFL.

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  NFL | Free-agent Terrelle Pryor feeling good    Mon Oct 22, 10:49 PM

Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (groin) said Monday, Oct. 22 that he is close to 100 percent and he feels he has made so much improvement from his groin injury that he could be ready to play as soon as Sunday, Oct. 28. He has been contacted by several interested teams and might be an option for those who missed out on trading for Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper.

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  NFL | Rishard Matthews hopes to play this year    Thu Oct 18, 09:03 AM

Free-agent WR Rishard Matthews (Titans) hopes to sign with a team and play this season, but he realizes he may remain unsigned.

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  NFL | Rishard Matthews expects to sit out season    Wed Oct 17, 11:34 PM

Free-agent WR Rishard Matthews (Titans) has worked out for a few teams but does not expect to sign with a team this season.

Footballguys view: Matthews cited his criminal record as a problem, but there is also probably doubt about his level of play. He's droppable even in deep dynasty leagues.

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  NFL | Three players have suspensions lifted    Tue Oct 16, 07:06 PM

Free agents DT Jeremy Liggins (Saints), DT Roy Miller (Chiefs) and QB Logan Woodside (Titans) had their suspensions lifted Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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  NFL | Nick Bosa focused on NFL     Tue Oct 16, 02:26 PM

Ohio State DE Nick Bosa (abdomen) is withdrawing from school and focusing on rehabilitating his abdominal injury leading up to the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Bosa, the younger brother of Chargers DE Joey Bosa, should be one of the top first-round picks in the 2019 NFL draft. He suffered a core injury in mid-September and decided to have surgery to repair the damage. Now leaving college football for the pros, Bosa won't be in danger of aggravating the injury in a game. The next time we see him perform should be the 2019 Scouting Combine next February.

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  NFL | Zane Gonzalez to begin tryouts    Mon Oct 15, 09:16 AM

Free-agent PK Zane Gonzalez (groin) has returned to full health and will begin hosting tryouts this month. He kicked with a slightly torn groin muscle with the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.

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  NFL | Ralph Webb to work out for two teams    Fri Oct 12, 06:09 PM

Free-agent RB Ralph Webb (Patriots) is scheduled to work out for the New York Jets and Houston Texans next week.

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  NFL | Landry Jones close to signing deal    Sun Oct 7, 10:25 AM

Free-agent QB Landry Jones (Steelers) is likely to sign with an NFL team soon, according to a source. He has worked out recently for the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  NFL | Jeremy Maclin a hot commodity?    Sat Oct 6, 09:05 PM

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) is close to being at full strength, and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network believes teams will be bringing in Maclin for visits soon.

Footballguys view: Maclin could be a pre-emptive add in extremely deep leagues on this news. He could be intriguing in Philadelphia or Kansas City, two of his former teams, or maybe in Green Bay with their wide receiver injury issues.

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  NFL | Rishard Matthews could sign soon    Thu Oct 4, 03:43 PM

Free-agent WR Rishard Matthews (Titans) recently hired a new agent and is expected to sign with one of multiple interested teams in the near future.

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  NFL | Dez Bryant hoping for Dallas reunion?    Thu Oct 4, 01:21 AM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) tweeted on Tuesday, Oct. 2, that he prefers to return to the Dallas Cowboys but would be open to playing elsewhere if that wasn't an option. According to Ed Werder, however, the team is not interested in re-signing Bryant.

Footballguys view: Bryant probably could have been dropped without remorse in dynasty leagues at this point. Either his demands are out of whack or the league just doesn't think much of him right now.

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  NFL | Dez Bryant expects to sign soon    Sat Sep 29, 12:26 PM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) said he expects to sign with a team in the near future.

Footballguys view: Does he mean with an NFL team in real life or on Madden? The interest just doesn't seem to be there with Bryant. Reports have surfaced about teams questioning how much he wants to play football at this point of his career. Bryant is positive about his situation but we'll take a more skeptical view...it still may be some time before Bryant finds a new home. Stay tuned.

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  NFL | Matt Moore declines workouts    Tue Sep 25, 02:09 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) has chosen not to work out for the Tennessee Titans or San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Moore would be an upgrade for the Titans and 49ers as a veteran backup. Perhaps he doesn't like the fit with either team. There have been rumblings that Moore's arm is shot and that's why he didn't get the starting job last year in Miami when Ryan Tannehill went down with a season-ending injury.

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  NFL | Dylan Donahue suspended    Sat Sep 15, 02:33 AM

Free-agent LB Dylan Donahue (Jets) was suspended 14 weeks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy on Friday, Sept. 14.

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  NFL | Ahmad Brooks suspended    Fri Sep 14, 06:37 PM

Free-agent LB Ahmad Brooks (Packers) was suspended for the first six weeks of the 2018 season Friday, Sept. 14, according to a source.

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  NFL | Martavis Bryant could receive one-year suspension    Sun Sep 9, 09:03 AM

Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) is facing a possible one-year suspension from the National Football League for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy, according to a source. The NFL is currently reviewing the matter and could announce a decision as soon as this week.

Footballguys view: Bryant isn't worth carrying in dynasty leagues any longer.

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  NFL | Max McCaffrey suspended    Fri Sep 7, 05:52 PM

Free-agent WR Max McCaffrey (49ers) was suspended for four games by the NFL Friday, Sept. 7, according to a source.

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  NFL | Jeremy Maclin plans to play    Wed Sep 5, 03:15 PM

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Ravens) hurt his hamstring while training and is a couple weeks away from being at full health. He did receive offers before training camp and still intends to play this season, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine Maclin having much left in the tank. Even when he is healthy and does sign with a new team, we'll keep the veteran on the waiver wire speed dial just in case.

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  NFL | Paxton Lynch clears waivers    Mon Sep 3, 05:19 PM

Free-agent QB Paxton Lynch (Broncos) cleared waivers Monday, Sept. 3, and is expected to work out for some teams in the upcoming weeks, according to a source.

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  NFL | Brent Celek to retire    Thu Aug 30, 09:42 PM

Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) has informed the Philadelphia Eagles that he plans to retire, and he will release a statement Friday, Aug. 31.

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  NFL | Elvis Dumervil retires    Thu Aug 30, 11:16 AM

Free-agent OLB Elvis Dumervil (49ers) announced his retirement Thursday, Aug. 30.

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  NFL | Johnathan Hankins expects to sign soon    Wed Aug 29, 10:00 PM

Free-agent DT Johnathan Hankins (Colts) said he has been talking with teams and expects to sign with a team before the start of the regular season.

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  NFL | Dez Bryant waiting for right situation    Tue Aug 28, 08:48 PM

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) indicated on Twitter he is content with waiting until the right situation, even if it means sitting out games into the regular season. 'I will play ball this year just might be a lil bit later in the year,' Bryant said.

Footballguys view: Bryant may get another chance in the NFL...later in the year. Right now, Fantasy GMs should look elsewhere for late-round 'flier' picks. Keep Bryant on your waiver wire speed dial if things heat up for him later in the regular season.

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  NFL | Julius Thomas retires    Fri Aug 24, 04:25 PM

Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Dolphins) announced his retirement from professional football Friday, Aug. 24.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2011, Thomas was a fantasy superstar with Peyton Manning. He scored 24 touchdowns in two seasons with the Broncos (2013, 2014) but failed to match the same success in stops with the Dolphins and the Jaguars.

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