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  NFL | Joseph Randle arrested    Wed Nov 25, 10:41 AM

Free-agent RB Joseph Randle (Cowboys) was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 24, in a Kansas casino on charges including felony criminal threats, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, interference with a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. He's being held on $25,000 bail.

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  NFL | Stephen Hill suspended    Mon Nov 23, 05:38 PM

Free-agent WR Stephen Hill (Panthers) has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This isn't going to help his chances of getting back into the league.

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  NFL | LaRon Landry reinstated by NFL    Wed Nov 18, 12:22 AM

Free-agent S LaRon Landry (Colts) has been reinstated by the National Football League Tuesday, Nov. 17, after serving a 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league's PED policy.

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  NFL | Jay Ratliff made threats to coaching staff    Fri Oct 30, 12:39 PM

Free-agent DT Jeremiah Ratliff (Bears) returned to the Chicago Bears facilities after being released more than a week ago and made threats to the coaching staff. He told an escort that 'I am the devil' and wished death upon the children of the staff members. Ratliff was also overheard the previous day saying he 'felt like killing everyone in the building.' Police were informed that Ratliff owned 'multiple firearms' and that they were concerned for the safety of everyone in the building.

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  NFL | Brandon Lloyd retires    Thu Oct 22, 01:57 PM

Free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (49ers) announced his retirement.

Footballguys view: Does this mean we're getting a sequel to the Zombie movie "After Effect?" At the very least can he somehow show up on The Walking Dead? Lloyd has an IMDB page now, which is exciting...until we remember our own Andrew Garda does too and then recall it's really not a big deal (sorry Andrew).

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  NFL | Jermichael Finley announces retirement    Mon Oct 19, 04:21 PM

Free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) has announced his retirement from professional football.

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  NFL | Redskins-Eagles to start on time    Fri Oct 2, 04:06 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford and the Eagles will play the Washington Redskins at the regularly scheduled time of 1:00 p.m. EST Sunday, Oct. 4. The NFL was considering moving the game because of potential inclement weather.

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  NFL | Eagles-Redskins could have weather issue    Thu Oct 1, 01:11 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford and Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could be affected by Hurricane Joaquin in Week 4 Sunday, Oct. 4. The game could be postponed due to the storm.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this and have some alternatives ready as this whole game could be shifted around. We wouldn't touch either quarterback even in sunny weather so they shouldn't be an issue for you.

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  NFL | Mike Williams banned three weeks    Wed Sep 9, 08:59 AM

Free-agent WR Mike Williams (Bills) was suspended three games by the NFL.

Footballguys view: We doubt any team was falling all over themselves to sign Williams...even before this suspension.

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  NFL | Brandon Spikes hit with four games    Wed Sep 9, 08:59 AM

Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes (Patriots) was suspended four games by the NFL.

Footballguys view: Teams aren't excited about Spikes anymore, and that's why he's stayed out on the open market as long as he has. This suspension--for unknown reasons--doesn't help his case.

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  NFL | Jonathan Dwyer suspended three games    Wed Sep 9, 08:59 AM

Free-agent RB Jonathan Dwyer (Cardinals) was suspended three games by the NFL.

Footballguys view: Dwyer wasn't getting hardly any interest on the open market anyway. This suspension isn't going to help his cause.

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  NFL | Montee Ball unclaimed off waivers    Mon Sep 7, 09:34 PM

Free-agent RB Montee Ball (Broncos) was unclaimed off waivers and he is now an unrestricted free agent.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Ball failed to impress during the preseason. He's one of the most productive runners in FBS history, but college success doesn't always translate into pro stardom. Ball should be drawing interest from at least a few teams now that he's on the open market. Reports indicate that Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago and Oakland could be interested.

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  NFL | Grievance filed for Taylor Thompson    Wed Sep 2, 06:43 PM

Free-agent TE Taylor Thompson (Titans) had an injury grievance filed on his behalf by the NFL Player's Association, according to a source. Thompson was not waived with an injury designation despite needing knee surgery.

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  NFL | BenJarvus Green-Ellis cleared    Thu Aug 13, 05:33 PM

Free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (oblique) has been cleared by Dr. Bryan Kelly, the doctor who performed surgery on Green-Ellis last October to reattach his oblique muscle to the bone. Green-Ellis' agent has been in touch with teams, and Green-Ellis is optimistic a team will give him another chance this year. He thinks he's faster now than he was when he last played in 2013.

Footballguys view: Now that Green-Ellis has been cleared, we could see a few teams have interest in the veteran back. There were earlier rumblings that Houston could be interested in Green-Ellis after Arian Foster went down.

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  NFL | BenJarvus Green-Ellis drawing interest    Thu Aug 13, 10:11 AM

Free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' (Bengals) agent has been in touch with teams, but they were waiting for the right situation to arise. 'Oh, I'm ready,' Green-Ellis said. 'I've been training. I call them my 'Green-Ellis two-a-days.' I'm boxing, running hills, doing all kinds of football drills. For five weeks now, twice a day, working out like crazy. The Green-Ellis two-a-days.'

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  NFL | Evan Mathis may sign deal soon    Wed Aug 12, 12:51 PM

Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) appears to be close to signing with a new team, and a deal could happen at any point, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Mathis is still one of the best at his position. Any team that adds him is likely to pay a premium price for his services.

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  NFL | Ray Rice wants to retire the right way    Tue Aug 4, 08:00 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) told ESPN's Jemele Hill in an interview that aired Tuesday, Aug. 4, he wants a chance to retire after playing. 'I have a lot of hope and faith that I'll be able to hang 'em up the right way ... That's what's keeping me going. That's what's keeping me working. My wife and my kid believe in me. They're pushing me harder sometimes than I can push myself. I just want to give it all,' Rice said.

Footballguys view: Rice has not received any interest on the open market so far. The Cowboys haven't shown interest, but we'll see if the Texans show interest now that Arian Foster (groin) is going to need surgery.

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  NFL | Ace Sanders suspended 10 games    Mon Aug 3, 06:53 PM

Free-agent WR Ace Sanders (Jaguars) was suspended 10 games by the NFL Monday, Aug. 3, for a second violation of the league's drug policy.

Footballguys view: A non-story here. Sanders is unlikely to get another chance in the league.

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  NFL | Chris Cooley might delay comeback    Mon Jul 27, 10:32 PM

Free-agent TE Chris Cooley (Redskins) is still considering a comeback, although he said Monday, July 27, in a radio interview that he does not anticipate a team signing him before the start of training camp. In addition, he is likely to join a contending team. 'It would probably have to be a team that realisitically has a chance of winning this year. Teams that don't have a chance of winning don't sign 33-year-old tight ends,' Cooley said.

Footballguys view: Jermaine Gresham was picked up by the Cardinals last week, so any team desperate for tight end help may turn to Cooley. We're not sold on him returning, and fantasy owners shouldn't be head over heels if he does get back into the league at this point in his career.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson ready to play again    Mon Jul 27, 04:12 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Jets) said he's feeling explosive, healthy and is ready to play again.

Footballguys view: Johnson may be ready to play now, but will there be a team willing to sign him at this point in his career? Many people are trying to make a connection to the Dallas Cowboys, but they seem content with the backs they already have in place. It might take injuries at the position to open a spot for Johnson.

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  NFL | Teams interested in Ray Rice    Fri Jul 24, 05:23 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has drawn interest from NFL teams, but those teams are supposedly reluctant to sign him, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Rice might have more left in the tank than some think. Any team interested in Rice would take a risk in the public relations department. Rice has been trying to get back in the league, and there's a good chance he could end up on a roster before the start of the regular season.

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  NFL | Ray Rice working hard to join league again    Fri Jul 24, 02:42 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has been working out daily to get in shape in case a NFL team becomes interested. Rice and his supporters have been contacting teams to try to get him another opportunity.

Footballguys view: Rice may have more left in the tank than some think. We may see a team show interest in Rice if injuries hit the running back position during training camp.

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  NFL | Dwight Freeney wants to play    Tue Jul 21, 09:11 PM

Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Chargers) told Sirius XM NFL Radio Tuesday, July 21, he wants to play in 2015 but it has to be in the right situation defensively.

Footballguys view: Freeney is no longer the player he used to be, but we could see a team giving him a shot at some point in training camp. It would be best to use the veteran pass-rusher as a part-time player at this point in his career.

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  NFL | All first-round picks signed    Tue Jul 21, 07:47 PM

With Tennesee Titans QB Marcus Mariota signing his contract Tuesday, July 21, all first-round draft picks from the 2015 NFL Draft have signed with their respective teams.

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  NFL | Pierre Thomas' hands among the best    Sun Jul 19, 10:35 PM

Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Saints) ranked seventh among running backs with 45 catches last season, and only Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy graded higher at catching the ball, according to

Footballguys view: Thomas is quite capable as a receiver out of the backfield. As we get into training camp, Thomas may draw some interest from teams looking for veteran depth. His all-purpose ability and team-first attitude may get him signed in the near future.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson expects to receive interest    Fri Jul 17, 05:35 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Jets) said he expects to receive interest from teams once training camp begins. Johnson said he has been working out this season in preparation for the 2015 season.

Footballguys view: If he gets some interest, it might be after Week 1...or maybe if there's injuries in training camp. Johnson looked disinterested during his time with the Jets, and he's certainly not the same player he used to be.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson has bulked up    Fri Jul 17, 03:44 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Jets) said he's worked his way up to 200 pounds, which is right where he wants to be.

Footballguys view: Johnson had lost 20 pounds this offseason due to bed rest following a drive-by shooting he was injured in. Weighing in about 200 pounds is where he needs to be if he wants to play in the pros again. There's going to be a little interest in Johnson as the season draws closer.

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  NFL | Reggie Wayne looking to latch on    Fri Jul 17, 11:32 AM

Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) wants to play one more year and has spoken to teams about signing.

Footballguys view: Wayne isn't quite the player he used to be, but he could still provide a veteran presence somewhere in the league. We'll see if he can garner more interest as training camp arrives later this month.

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  NFL | Dan Connolly retires    Thu Jul 16, 08:58 AM

Free-agent OG Dan Connolly (Patriots) announced his retirement Thursday, July 16.

Footballguys view: Still only 32 years old, Connolly is concerned about his long-term health. He's had four documented concussions during his pro career. There's interest from other teams out there, but it looks like Connolly's playing days are done.

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  NFL | Evan Mathis talks to heat up soon    Thu Jul 16, 08:40 AM

Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) said negotiations with teams will heat up in a week or two. 'Exactly what my options are aren't as clear as they will be in a week or two,' Mathis said.

Footballguys view: Mathis is one of the best in the game at his position, so there's likely to be more than a few teams interested in the free agent. Once we get closer to training camp, the teams willing to pay for him will come forward with interest. He won't be out of work for long.

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  NFL | Collusion coming for Broncos, Cowboys?    Tue Jul 14, 01:41 PM

If Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas don't sign long-term deals with their teams by the deadline for franchise players to do so Wednesday, July 15, the NFL players' union plans to issue collusion charges against the Cowboys and Broncos, according to a source close to the situation. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told Bryant in a recent conversation that he'd talked with Broncos general manager John Elway about the negotiations, which the union thinks would constitute a violation of the collective bargaining agreement's anti-collusion rules. A success of a collusion claim could entitle the players in question to triple the value of the highest current wide receiver on the market. Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is currently the highest-paid receiver at roughly $16.2 million per year.

Footballguys view: We'd imagine Jones will now deny ever telling Bryant about a phone call with Elway. We'd also be shocked if anything came from this.

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  NFL | NFLPA investigating Dallas, Denver    Fri Jul 10, 05:04 PM

The NFL Players Association is investigating the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos about possible collusion involving WR Dez Bryant and WR Demaryius Thomas. The NFLPA believes the Cowboys and Broncos talked about their unsigned wide receivers, which is not allowed in the collective bargaining agreement. They are trying to determine if collusion occurred and if they will file a claim.

Footballguys view: This practice happens unofficially, or even without communication, so it will be hard to prove unless there is a digital or paper trail of dispatches between the two teams. While the CBA prohibits collusion, teams use other contracts as a guide and generally self-police about not blowing up the curve for other teams.

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  NFL | Ray McDonald charged with felony    Thu Jul 9, 02:33 PM

Free-agent DE Ray McDonald (Bears) has been charged with felony false imprisonment stemming from an domestic violence incident that involved a woman and an infant.

Footballguys view: McDonald's chances in the NFL were likely used up, and now the chances of him ending up behind bars are going up.

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  NFL | Isaiah Battle has mid grade    Thu Jul 9, 10:56 AM

Clemson OT Isaiah Battle has a third-round grade in the NFL Supplemental Draft, according to one general manager. However, he may not go until the fourth round of the draft Thursday, July 9.

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  NFL | Ray Rice not hearing from teams    Mon Jul 6, 01:08 PM

Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has not received interest from teams this offseason.

Footballguys view: There is a belief that Rice has been basically taken out of consideration for the NFL even though he can still play at a high level. His potential PR hit might be too much for teams to take right now, and if he had another domestic violence incident, the team could never live it down. Perhaps with some more time passed a team will give him a chance, but in the meantime, Rice isn't getting any younger. It might be time to drop him in typical dynasty leagues.

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  NFL | Brandon Spikes pleads guilty    Thu Jul 2, 09:01 PM

Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes (Patriots) pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run Wednesday, July 1. The plea was meant to clear the road for a return to the NFL for Spikes.

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  Cowboys | Morris Claiborne ready for camp?    Sat Jun 27, 07:01 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne may be ready for the start of training camp. 'I think Claiborne has a real good chance to surprise,' owner Jerry Jones said recently, via the team's official website. Claiborne lost 30-40 pounds this offseason, after having surgery done on both of his knees.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys declined his fifth-year option, but Claiborne is due $2.6 million (fully guaranteed) in the final year of his rookie deal. They'll bring him back cautiously as he returns from this serious injury. Claiborne has been a huge disappointment as a pro, and this is likely his last season with the Cowboys.

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  NFL | Joshua Cribbs could retire    Fri Jun 26, 03:22 PM

Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Colts) would like to resume his playing career but is open to retiring.

Footballguys view: Cribbs isn't the same player he used to be, but there might be a team that wants to sign him as a return specialist. Teams that have shown some interest include the Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

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  NFL | Antoine Cason out for season    Thu Jun 25, 02:58 AM

Free-agent CB Antoine Cason (foot) will miss the 2015 season due to surgery he underwent on Tuesday, June 23. Cason (Ravens) did not specify what type of surgery he had, but an Instagram post showed his right foot was heavily bandaged.

Footballguys view: Cason was cut from the Ravens last season after the picked him up when the Carolina Panthers cut him. He has had multiple interceptions in every season he has played in the NFL, but struggled to produce otherwise.

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  NFL | Ahmad Bradshaw back to full health    Tue Jun 23, 01:36 PM

Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) has been cleared to resume playing after suffering a fractured fibula last year.

Footballguys view: With a one-game suspension already ruled upon, Bradshaw should start getting interest from a few teams as a pass-catching back. Bradshaw had eight touchdowns and 725 total yards in 10 games for the Indianapolis Colts in 2014.

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  NFL | Ahmad Bradshaw suspended one game    Mon Jun 22, 11:31 PM

Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Colts) has been suspended one game for violation of the league's substance abuse policy. If he signs with a team he must sit out for the first week.

Footballguys view: He's already been suspended one game, but Bradshaw is medically cleared after recovering from the fractured fibula he suffered last November. There could be a few teams in adding the veteran pass-catching back. Stay tuned.

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  NFL | Chris Ogbonnaya retires    Fri Jun 19, 11:21 AM

Free-agent RB Chris Ogbonnaya (Giants) announced his retirement Friday, June 19.

Footballguys view: We'll miss "Silent G" on the Black Eyed Joe All-Nickname Team. He carved out a longer career in the pros than some thought he could.

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  NFL | John Moffitt drawing interest    Thu Jun 18, 10:58 PM

Free-agent OG John Moffitt unretired Wednesday, June 17, and cleared waivers Thursday, June 18. He is free to sign with a team of his choosing. The Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Buccaneers, New York Jets and Houston Texans are expected to show strong interest, according to Ross Jones of FOX Sports.

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  NFL | Terrelle Pryor to try WR    Thu Jun 18, 09:26 PM

Free-agent QB Terrelle Pryor is going to give it a shot at playing wide receiver in the NFL. Some teams have already expressed an interest.

Footballguys view: Finally! Pryor's career as a QB has gone bust in the NFL. However, he's big, fast and physical. We think he could play wide receiver or tight end in the NFL.

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  NFL | Michael Vick selling himself to GMs    Tue Jun 16, 09:28 PM

Free-agent QB Michael Vick remains without a job, but he tried selling himself to general managers Tuesday, June 16. '(I'm) a proven winner. I think that I've done a lot throughout the course of my career,' Vick began. 'I've proved that I can win games and play with some consistency and be a leader. I think those are the qualities that you want in a quarterback,' Vick said. When asked if has thought about this being the end of his career, Vick was in denial, 'Going through times like this you kind of think about it,' he said. 'I know I have been playing a long time. It's been 13 years. I know I still have a lot of football left in me. You never want to think of it in that regard,' said Vick.

Footballguys view: The market has been cool for Vick's services. After a year with the Jets where he reportedly checked out of team meetings and practice, it's no surprise teams don't want to add the veteran quarterback. We'll see if an injury in training camp opens up the door for him to compete.

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  NFL | Justin Blalock retires    Mon Jun 15, 01:53 PM

Free-agent OT Justin Blalock (Falcons) has decided to retire Monday, June 15.

Footballguys view: Blalock was not generating much interest on the open market, so he's deciding to move on from football. Over eight seasons, Blalock started 125 games and was a decent guard at the pro level.

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  NFL | Jason Campbell plans to retire    Mon Jun 15, 12:57 PM

Free-agent QB Jason Campbell (Bengals) plans to retire this offseason.

Footballguys view: Apparently, Campbell had turned down offers from the Raiders and the Bengals this offseason. A first-round pick out of Auburn in 2005, Campbell seemed to always get bounced from coaching staff to coaching staff early in his career. He finishes his time in the NFL with a record of 32-47, 16,771 passing yards, 87 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

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  NFL | Michael Vick work ethic questioned?    Mon Jun 15, 08:05 AM

Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Jets) has not drawn a lot of interest from teams mainly because of his work ethic with the New York Jets. Indications are Vick barely looked at the Jets playbook and yielded many of his reps to QB Matt Simms in practice.

Footballguys view: Shocking, we know. Sarcasm aside, it was clear that Vick had checked out last season. It's no surprise that he's getting no interest on the open market in this quarterback desperate league. Vick's playing days might be done.

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  NFL | Evan Mathis receiving interest    Sat Jun 13, 10:06 AM

Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) has received interest from at least six teams since he was released but may not make a quick decision on his next team, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: With this much interest, Mathis won't sign for a bargain price. Some teams that could be interested (like the Rams or the Broncos) may not be able to pay the kind of price Mathis could command. He was going to make $6.5 million this year from the Eagles.

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  NFL | James Jones thinks he can help several teams    Fri Jun 12, 03:20 PM

Free-agent WR James Jones (Raiders) said he believes he would be a fit with the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars would be a good fit because new OC Greg Olson worked with Jones last year in Oakland. No matter where Jones lands, we're not overly excited by his fantasy potential this year.

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