Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Several teams interested in Dez Bryant Sun Sep 15, 11:20 AM
Multiple teams have expressed interest in free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Saints), with the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints believed to be among his top landing spots, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.Link to story
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NFL | Torrey Smith retires Fri Sep 13, 10:13 AM
Free-agent WR Torrey Smith (Panthers) announced his retirement Friday, Sept. 13.Link to story
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NFL | Antonio Brown likely to have suitors Sat Sep 7, 12:21 PM
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Raiders) is too much of a talent, and in spite of his recent troubles, will be signed by another team as soon as the risk is low enough, in the opinion of several unidentified league executives speaking with a national NFL reporter Saturday, Sept. 7.
|Footballguys view: The risk has to be lowered by the salary. Brown has fallen out with the Raiders and the Steelers so teams will be guarded when considering adding the superstar wide receiver.|
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NFL | Josh Jones sets up two visits Thu Sep 5, 03:09 PM
Free-agent S Josh Jones (Packers) is scheduled to meet with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, Sept. 6, before visiting with the Detroit Lions sometime next week, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.Link to story
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NFL | Rolando McClain cleared to return Fri Aug 30, 02:21 PM
Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) was granted conditional reinstatement by the NFL on Friday, Aug. 30. McClain has not played since he was suspended indefinitely in December of 2016.
|Footballguys view: The NFL seems to be giving players more chances with the new CBA negotiations coming soon. Martavis Bryant could be the next one to be allowed back into the league.|
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NFL | Chris Campbell completely recovered Sat Aug 24, 03:04 PM
Free-agent CB Chris Campbell (Saints) has completely recovered from his hamstring injury and is ready to work out for teams.Link to story
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NFL | Multiple teams mulling Justin Hunter Fri Aug 23, 03:33 PM
Free-agent WR Justin Hunter (Steelers) is reportedly fully recovered from a torn labrum in his shoulder and in the process of conducting a series of team workouts for potentially interested teams, including the New York Jets, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.Link to story
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NFL | Kevin McDermott to miss some time Wed Aug 21, 06:41 PM
Free-agent LS Kevin McDermott (elbow) said he will need to recover from elbow surgery before he is able to play in the NFL again.Link to story
NFL | Rishard Matthews calls it a career Mon Aug 12, 02:30 PM
Free-agent WR Rishard Matthews (Saints) announced his retirement on social media Monday, Aug. 12.Link to story
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NFL | Lardarius Webb retires Sat Aug 10, 11:05 AM
Free-agent DB Lardarius Webb (Ravens) announced his retirement Saturday, Aug. 10.Link to story
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NFL | Niles Paul hangs up his cleats Tue Aug 6, 05:46 PM
Free-agent TE Niles Paul announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, Aug. 6.Link to story
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NFL | Morris Claiborne officially suspended Mon Aug 5, 07:11 PM
Free-agent CB Morris Claiborne (Jets) was officially suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.Link to story
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NFL | Morris Claiborne facing suspension Fri Aug 2, 05:11 PM
Free-agent CB Morris Claiborne (Jets) is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Claiborne is appealing the suspension.Link to story
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NFL | Phil Dawson calls it a career Thu Aug 1, 02:57 PM
Free-agent PK Phil Dawson (Cardinals) announced his retirement after 20 seasons in the NFL on Thursday, Aug. 1.Link to story
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NFL | Dez Bryant has 'no interest' in playing football Tue Jul 30, 07:28 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Saints) tweeted Tuesday, July 30, that he has no interest in playing football right now and has not reached out to any organization.Link to story
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NFL | Sam Young visiting NYJ Tue Jul 30, 06:49 PM
Free-agent OT Sam Young (Dolphins) is visiting the New York Jets Tuesday, July 30.Link to story
NFL | Theo Riddick down to two teams? Mon Jul 29, 09:37 PM
Free-agent RB Theo Riddick (Lions) is believed to be deciding between the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Riddick would have more potential value in New Orleans because of the quality of the offense, but he's still off of the radar except in very deep PPR dynasty leagues.|
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NFL | Plenty of interest in Mike Daniels Wed Jul 24, 10:48 PM
Free-agent DT Mike Daniels (Packers) has already received solid interest after being released by the Green Bay Packers. There are at least seven teams interested, according to sources.Link to story
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NFL | Mike Daniels looking for contender Wed Jul 24, 02:48 PM
Free-agent DT Mike Daniels hopes to sign with a Super Bowl contender after being released by the Green Bay Packers.Link to story
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NFL | Jay Ajayi cleared Wed Jul 24, 02:44 PM
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) has been medically cleared to play after meeting with Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, July 24, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Ajayi will probably have to wait for a running back injury to get signed, or at least for teams to have enough time to see that they aren't happy with some of their depth at the position. It's good see that he's cleared in time to get into a camp if a spot opens up.|
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NFL | Jordan Moore works out for Saints Tue Jul 23, 08:19 PM
Free-agent S Jordan Moore (Broncos) worked out for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, July 23.Link to story
NFL | Dexter McDonald works out for Dolphins Tue Jul 23, 07:32 PM
Free-agent CB Dexter McDonald (Raiders) worked out for the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, July 23.Link to story
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NFL | Allen Hurns disappointed by release Tue Jul 23, 06:35 PM
Free-agent WR Allen Hurns (Cowboys) was disappointed by the circumstances by which the Dallas Cowboys released him Tuesday, July 23, saying the team asked him to take a pay cut just a couple days before the start of training camp. 'I'm good. Just wished they did this earlier, they asked me for a pay cut Monday (July 22),' Hurns said.
|Footballguys view: Hurns has been working to get back from his ankle/leg injury that kept him out of all offseason workouts. The veteran should be able to find a home when healthy enough to pass a physical. He was on track to return at some point in training camp.|
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NFL | Allen Hurns asked to take cut Tue Jul 23, 01:35 PM
Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Allen Hurns (Cowboys) was asked by the Dallas Cowboys to take a $4 million pay cut in 2019 before he declined the offer and was released Tuesday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Hurns was scheduled to make $6 million in 2019, including a $4 million base salary and $2 million in incentives, but the Cowboys wanted a restructured deal worth $2 million total with Hurns coming back from his fractured fibula/ankle suffered in the postseason.|
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NFL | Allen Hurns turned down offer Tue Jul 23, 12:42 PM
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Allen Hurns (ankle) will test the market after declining the Dallas Cowboys' offer to stay with the team on a reduced contract, according to a source Tuesday, July 23.
|Footballguys view: Hurns is expected to soon be cleared from the ankle/leg injury that has kept him out of offseason work. The veteran should have a few teams interested in his services.|
Allen Hurns player page
NFL | Mark Sanchez retires Tue Jul 23, 11:24 AM
Free-agent QB Mark Sanchez (Redskins) retired from the NFL Tuesday, July 23, and will take a job with ESPN.
|Footballguys view: Sanchez was a first-round pick out of USC in the 2009 NFL draft. He had early success with the Jets, taking his team to the AFC Championship in the first two years of his career. It was all downhill for Sanchez after that and he never recovered from the embarrassing 'butt fumble' on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, between the New York Jets and New England Patriots.|
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NFL | Matt Elam receiving interest Mon Jul 22, 10:24 PM
Free-agent FS Matt Elam (Ravens) recently worked out for the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.Link to story
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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.|
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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.|
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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.|
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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