Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Sashi Brown taking NBA front-office job Mon Jul 22, 02:18 PM
Former Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown was hired by the NBA's Washington Wizards to serve as the team's chief planning and operations officer Monday, July 22.Link to story
NFL | Travis Rudolph works out for Broncos Sun Jul 21, 03:29 PM
Free-agent WR Travis Rudolph (Dolphins) worked out for the Denver Broncos the week of Monday, July 15. It was reportedly his first workout since undergoing ACL surgery for the injury which ended his 2019 campaign. The Broncos opted to sign WR Jamarius Way instead of Rudolph at this time.Link to story
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NFL | Rashard Robinson suspended Wed Jul 17, 04:55 PM
Free-agent CB Rashard Robinson (Jets) has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2019 season.Link to story
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NFL | Robert Ayers calls it a career Tue Jul 16, 05:26 PM
Free-agent DE Robert Ayers announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, July 16.Link to story
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NFL | Chris Maragos hangs up his cleats Tue Jul 16, 05:13 PM
Free-agent S Chris Maragos (Eagles) announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, July 16.Link to story
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NFL | Alex Collins suffers broken leg Mon Jul 15, 08:28 PM
Free-agent RB Alex Collins (leg) recently suffered a broken leg and had surgery to repair the injury, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Collins was trying to latch on with a team and was working out to stay in shape. Now, his football career might be near the end. Not only is he out with this broken leg, but Collins also has some legal troubles from this offseason to clear up.|
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NFL | Maratvis Bryant seeks reinstatement Mon Jul 15, 06:45 PM
Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) has applied to the NFL for reinstatement. He has been working with the NFL and the NFL Players Association to address his mental health issues.
|Footballguys view: Bryant was most recently suspended in December for violating a policy from a previous ban. He has been suspended three times in the past four years for violations of the league's substance abuse policy. If healthy and on the right track, Bryant can still be a deep threat in the league. It's unknown if or when Bryant would actually be reinstated.|
Martavis Bryant player page
NFL | Derrick Morgan retires Mon Jul 15, 08:26 AM
Free-agent LB Derrick Morgan (Titans) announced his retirement Monday, July 15.Link to story
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NFL | Two-game ban for Malik McDowell Fri Jul 12, 04:11 PM
Free-agent DT Malik McDowell received a two-game suspension Friday, July 12, for violating the league's conduct policy.
|Footballguys view: McDowell is facing three charges from two separate incidents. A second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017, McDowell never saw the field in Seattle. An injury in an ATV accident could keep him from ever being cleared to play football again. Add in these felony charges (and this suspension) and you can see how McDowell's NFL career could be over before it really got started.|
Malik McDowell player page
NFL | Rolando McClain hoping for another shot Fri Jul 12, 02:10 PM
Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) wants to return to football and is hoping to be signed by an NFL team in time to be able to participate in training camp, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com. McClain has been in contact with the NFL Players Association in an effort to get reinstated.Link to story
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NFL | Phil Dawson contemplating future Thu Jul 11, 02:13 PM
Free-agent PK Phil Dawson (Cardinals) is uncertain if he wants to continue playing but admits he has yet to make a decision despite receiving some offers from interested teams this offseason.Link to story
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NFL | Jeremy Hill making progress Wed Jul 10, 08:38 PM
Free-agent RB Jeremy Hill (knee) is working his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and expects to join a team once he is medically cleared to play.
|Footballguys view: Hill played in one game last year for the Patriots before suffering this knee injury. He might have some interest out there if he can pass a physical. Hill has spent over 10 months in recovery, so he could be close to 100 percent in the near future.|
Jeremy Hill player page
NFL | Four not selected in supplemental draft Wed Jul 10, 02:17 PM
West Virginia WR Marcus Simms, Northland Community College TE Devonaire Clarington, Syracuse LB Shyheim Cullen and St. Francis (IL) DB Bryant Perry were not selected during the NFL supplemental draft and are now undrafted free agents.Link to story
NFL | Devonaire Clarington works out for teams Mon Jul 8, 08:24 PM
Northland Community College TE Devonaire Clarington worked out in front of seven NFL teams Monday, July 8.
|Footballguys view: Clarington was originally a highly-touted commit to the University of Texas but was declared ineligible and had to play at a lower level. He recorded 48 catches for 916 yards and 11 TDs in 2018 at Northland Community College. Measuring in at 6'7" 230 pounds, Clarington's forte is working as a pass-catching weapon and his blocking needs work. We'll see if he is selected in Wednesday's Supplemental Draft.|
NFL | Several teams interested in Jalen Thompson Mon Jul 8, 06:04 PM
Washington State S Jalen Thompson is receiving interest from the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals.
|Footballguys view: The NFL Supplemental Draft is coming up on Wednesday, and there were 26 NFL teams at Thompson's pro day. That means he could have a good chance of getting selected. Pauline reports that Thompson was largely considered a fourth-round pick by the scouting community in the spring and could be selected with a late-round pick.|
NFL | Jalen Thompson attracts a crowd for workout Mon Jul 8, 04:49 PM
Washington State S Jalen Thompson reportedly worked out for at least two dozen NFL teams Monday, July 8. Thompson is eligible for the supplemental draft to be conducted on Wednesday, July 10.Link to story
NFL | Chris McCain leaving for MMA Thu Jul 4, 02:24 PM
Free-agent DE Chris McCain (Colts), who was most recently released by the Indianapolis Colts during the 2018 preseason, has opted to begin a career in MMA.
|Footballguys view: McCain was undrafted out of Cal in 2014 and had his best season with the Chargers in 2017 when he tallied 5.0 sacks. He had some legal troubles in the summer of 2018 and was put on Injured Reserve last September.|
Chris McCain player page
NFL | Bryant Perry enters supplemental draft Mon Jul 1, 07:07 PM
St. Francis (IL) DB Bryant Perry has entered the NFL supplemental draft and will work out for NFL teams Monday, July 8.
|Footballguys view: There is now five prospects who have declared for the Supplemental Draft on July 10th. Perry had 24 tackles (18 solo) and three pass breakups last season in seven games (all starts) at Saint Francis. If Perry goes undrafted, then he would become a college free agent who is available to sign with any team of his choosing.|
NFL | Marcus Simms works out for teams Mon Jul 1, 06:06 PM
West Virginia WR Marcus Simms measured 5-foot-11 3/4, 188 pounds at his workout in front of 16 NFL teams Monday, July 1. He was clocked at 4.49 seconds, 4.45 seconds and 4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also recorded a 36-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10-foot-2 1/2 broad jump.
|Footballguys view: Simms has good acceleration and could get some consideration in the late rounds of the supplemental draft. Teams will get the benefit of having a player in the building a year before the pick would have gone on the clock if they decide to take Simms.|
NFL | Jalen Thompson to work out for teams Sun Jun 30, 03:06 PM
Washington State S Jalen Thompson is scheduled to work out for NFL teams Monday, July 8.
|Footballguys view: Thompson was highly productive and very effective in the slot and as a tackler, but is small for an NFL defensive back. He could be a second or third round pick in the supplemental draft.|
NFL | Scott Tolzien retires Sat Jun 29, 10:21 PM
Free-agent QB Scott Tolzien (Colts) has retired from professional football and has taken a position with the University of Wisconsin.
|Footballguys view: During Tolzien's career, if he was on the field, it was sign something had gone very wrong with the starting quarterback. He filled in for Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers a few times, but never created momentum when he had an opportunity.|
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NFL | Two teams could pursue Darren Sproles Sat Jun 29, 03:07 PM
Free-agent RB Darren Sproles (Eagles) could receive interest from the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints if he decides to play this season, in the opinion of NJ.com's Mike Kaye.
|Footballguys view: Sproles showed last year that he can still contribute on passing downs and he is an experienced player in both teams systems. If the Eagles don't like what they see from Boston Scott, who the Saints drafted in the sixth round in hopes he'd fill the old Sproles role, they could turn to the veteran.|
Darren Sproles player page
NFL | Devonaire Clarington eyeing supplemental draft Thu Jun 27, 02:16 PM
Northland Community College TE Devonaire Clarington is scheduled to work out in front of scouts in Miami on July 8 and reportedly intends on making himself eligible for the supplemental draft later in the month.Link to story
NFL | Darren Sproles working out with former QBs Wed Jun 26, 08:49 PM
Free-agent RB Darren Sproles (Eagles) has been working out with New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and Chicago Bears QB Chase Daniel this offseason. Sproles has not decided if he will play in 2019.
|Footballguys view: Sproles still has game and he could make the Saints as the #3 back if he wanted to come back. Ironically the player the Saints took to fill his old role - Boston Scott - is now vying for Sproles old role with the Eagles.|
Darren Sproles player page
NFL | Shyheim Cullen in supplemental draft Fri Jun 21, 06:41 PM
Syracuse LB Shyheim Cullen said he has entered the NFL Supplemental draft.
|Footballguys view: He was expected to be a starter this year, but wasn't prominent in 2020 draft rankings. He'll probably go undrafted.|
NFL | Marcus Simms eligible for supplemental draft Thu Jun 20, 02:29 PM
West Virginia WR Marcus Simms has filed the necessary paperwork to enter the supplemental draft next month, according to DraftAnalyst.com's Tony Pauline.
|Footballguys view: Simms is likely to work out for teams in early July. He entered the NCAA transfer portal back in April when he declared he was leaving the Mountaineers. Now, Simms will try to make his way to the pros. During his three years with West Virginia, Simms had 87 career receptions for 1,457 yards and eight touchdowns. Simms also contributed as a return man. He's the first player to declare for the Supplemental Draft, and no date has yet been set.|
NFL | Jalin Marshall receives suspension Wed Jun 19, 06:25 PM
Free-agent WR Jalin Marshall (Raiders) has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2019 season.Link to story
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NFL | Domata Peko interested in LA teams Wed Jun 19, 05:19 PM
Free-agent DT Domata Peko (Broncos) said he would be interested in signing with the Los Angeles Rams or Los Angeles Chargers.
|Footballguys view: Peko said in an interview with TMZ Sports that he would like to play next to Aaron Donald with the Rams. The veteran defensive tackle has gotten little interest on the open market. Peko was a 16-game starter for the Broncos last year and had 31 tackles on the season.|
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NFL | Several more years for Domata Peko? Wed Jun 19, 05:13 PM
Free-agent DT Domata Peko (Broncos) said he believes he can play a few more seasons in the NFL.Link to story
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NFL | Zane Beadles retires Mon Jun 10, 09:28 PM
Free-agent OG Zane Beadles (Falcons) announced his retirement from professional football Monday, June 10.Link to story
NFL | Arthur Moats calls it a career Mon Jun 10, 03:37 PM
Free-agent LB Arthur Moats (Cardinals) announced his retirement on social media Monday, June 10.Link to story
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NFL | Leonte Carroo receives four-game ban Tue Jun 4, 04:44 PM
Free-agent WR Leonte Carroo (Dolphins) was suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for an undisclosed violation Tuesday, June 4.
|Footballguys view: It doesn't really matter as Carroo had gotten little to no interest on the open market. A third-round pick for the Dolphins in the 2016 NFL draft, Caroo was a bust with only 12 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns.|
Leonte Carroo player page
NFL | Tre Boston still looking for satisfactory offer Sun Jun 2, 11:48 AM
Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Cardinals) indicated during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he has been contacted by multiple teams this offseason but hasn't been pleased with the contract offers he's received.
|Footballguys view: The safety market bounced back this year in free agency, but Boston wasn't one of the beneficiaries. He'll probably get interest closer to his expectations after teams get a closer look at what they have at safety in training camp.|
Tre Boston player page
NFL | Gerald McCoy taking his time to decide Fri May 31, 04:39 PM
Free-agent DL Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) is expected to take the weekend before making a decision to join one of the three teams he visited this week - the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers - according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: It's been known for some time that McCoy was going to take his time. He wants to weigh the best option but he also wants to see if he can latch on with a contender. We should see him make a decision in the near future.|
Gerald McCoy player page
NFL | Darren Sproles still undecided about 2019 Thu May 30, 05:40 PM
Free-agent RB Darren Sproles (Eagles) has yet to decide about his playing future after previously saying a few months ago he intended to make up his mind sometime in May.
|Footballguys view: ESPN's Adam Schefter recently told 97.5 The Fanatic he believes Sproles will ideally play somewhere he's played before (Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers).|
Darren Sproles player page
NFL | Landon Turner recovering from surgery Wed May 29, 07:16 PM
Free-agent OG Landon Turner (appendix) recently underwent an appendectomy and is expected to be 100 percent in a few weeks, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Orleans Darkwa's recovery complete Tue May 28, 12:59 PM
Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Giants) is said to be '100 percent' recovered from a ruptured Achilles' tendon suffered in October 2018 and is looking to sign with a team.
|Footballguys view: Darkwa worked out for the Jaguars last year when he was hurt. He's now looking for a fresh start and some team should take a chance on him. In 2017, Darkwa ran the ball 171 times for 751 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns for the Giants. He can give a team veteran depth and insurance at the position.|
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NFL | Gerald McCoy looking for contender Fri May 24, 06:52 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) said he wants to sign with a Super Bowl contender this offseason and is not concerned about the location.
|Footballguys view: The Browns would love the compliment, as would the Ravens. At least one-third of the league should qualify.|
Gerald McCoy player page
NFL | Adam Jones announces retirement Fri May 24, 12:06 PM
Free-agent CB Adam Jones (Broncos) announced his retirement Friday, May 23, posting a video to his Instagram account saying that 'it's official that I'm done with the NFL.'Link to story
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NFL | Ten teams in on Gerald McCoy Fri May 24, 11:31 AM
Updating previous reports, free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) has received interest from 10 teams, and he has received offers as high as $11 million per year.
|Footballguys view: We know a few of the teams interested in the veteran defensive tackle. ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the Bengals, Falcons, Patriots, Browns, Colts, and Saints all have varying levels of interest in McCoy. We should see him find a new team soon enough.|
Gerald McCoy player page
NFL | Six teams interested in Gerald McCoy Thu May 23, 01:11 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) has six teams -- the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints -- with some level of interest in him , according to league sources.
|Footballguys view: McCoy will have a nice group of teams to choose from. If he wants to win a championship, then perhaps teams like the Patriots, Colts or Saints would be the most appealing for the veteran defensive tackle.|
Gerald McCoy player page
NFL | Gerald Hodges resuming career Tue May 21, 01:30 PM
Free-agent LB Gerald Hodges (Cardinals) has decided to resume his career, according to a source, after announcing his retirement in April. He is reportedly drawing interest from several teams.
|Footballguys view: Hodges had 55 tackles for the Cardinals last year and could be at least quality veteran depth for any team that signs him. His best days were back with the 49ers under then defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Now that Fangio is the head coach of the Broncos, perhaps they would be one of the teams showing interest.|
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NFL | Travis Swanson retires Sat May 18, 03:21 PM
Free-agent C Travis Swanson (Dolphins) announced his retirement from professional football Saturday, May 18.Link to story
NFL | Dexter McCluster keeping dream alive Thu May 16, 09:30 AM
Former All-Pro WR/KR Dexter McCluster is signing with the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League Thursday, May 16.
|Footballguys view: A second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2010, McCluster has been out of the league since 2016 when he was with the Chargers. He played four games in the 2018 season for the Toronto Argonauts and now is trying to get some attention in the National Arena League.|
Dexter McCluster player page
NFL | Dion Jordan slapped with 10-game ban Tue May 14, 02:03 PM
Free-agent DE Dion Jordan (Seahawks) was handed a 10-game suspension by the league for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy Tuesday, May 14.
|Footballguys view: The Seahawks tried to make things work with Jordan over the last two years. He missed plenty of time due to injury, and Jordan only played in 17 games during that span. He logged 5.5 sacks during that time, but only 1.5 sacks in 2018 playing in 12 games. Jordan won't get much interest if any with this suspension on the open market.|
Dion Jordan player page
NFL | Andy Levitre announces retirement Tue May 14, 12:11 PM
Free-agent OL Andy Levitre (Falcons) announced Tuesday, May 14, that he is retiring from football.Link to story
NFL | Johnathan Cyprien healthy Tue May 14, 10:55 AM
Free-agent SS Johnathan Cyprien (knee) is fully recovered from his knee injury, according to a source. He was cut from the Tennessee Titans after the season and figures to sign somewhere before training camp.Link to story
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NFL | Dylan Donahue works out for two teams Sat May 11, 06:49 PM
Free-agent DE/LB Dylan Donahue (AAF) recently worked out for the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.Link to story
NFL | Bilal Powell cleared from injury Wed May 8, 09:13 AM
Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (neck) was fully cleared from a neck injury that was once thought to threaten his career.
|Footballguys view: Good news for the veteran back here. Powell only made it through 7 games last season with the Jets. They've completely moved on with a revamped RB corps led by Le'Veon Bell, so Powell is unlikely to go back to the Jets. We'll see teams take a look at him and examine his neck injury carefully. Some team will need veteran depth at some point later this offseason.|
Bilal Powell player page
NFL | Richie Incognito awaits possible discipline Tue May 7, 12:06 PM
Free-agent OG Richie Incognito and the Oakland Raiders have mutual interest, but both sides are waiting for the NFL to determine whether Incognito will face any discipline for his arrest on disorderly-conduct charges in August of 2018.Link to story