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  NFL | Alterraun Verner confident he'll play    Tue Jun 20, 06:04 PM

Free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Buccaneers) is confident he'll sign with a team this offseason. Verner has worked out for a few teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  NFL | Justin Gilbert's suspension increased    Tue Jun 20, 05:08 PM

Free-agent CB Justin Gilbert's (Steelers) four-game suspension was increased to one year by commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, June 20.

Footballguys view: Cue the "That Escalated Quickly" drop from 'The Anchorman'and write 'done' next to his career. That puts both of the Browns 2014 NFL Draft first round picks out of the league. Well done, Cleveland.

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  NFL | Anquan Boldin waiting to sign before camp    Tue Jun 20, 12:16 AM

Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) said that his preference is to sign with a team 'right before training camp.'

Footballguys view: Boldin proved last year with the Lions that he still had something left in the tank. He's looking for the 'right situation' and previous reports had indicated Boldin wants to stay near his Florida home. The veteran receiver will still be playing somewhere in 2017.

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  NFL | No decision from Vince Wilfork yet    Sat Jun 17, 02:43 PM

Free-agent DT Vince Wilfork (Texans) said he still has not decided if he will continue his playing career and that he does not have a timetable for his decision.

Footballguys view: Wilfork is not the player he used to be, and we can't see a ton of interest generating for him even if he wants to play in 2017. Texans GM Rick Smith believes Wilfork is likely done playing football.

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  NFL | Tramon Williams looking for contender    Sat Jun 17, 02:43 PM

Free-agent CB Tramon Williams (Browns) said he looking to sign with a contending team and is willing to play cornerback or safety.

Footballguys view: At 34-years old, Williams is not the player he once was during his heyday with the Packers. Williams started five games at cornerback for the Browns last season and two games at safety. If someone picks him up, it's likely going to come with the expectation that the veteran will play safety.

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  NFL | Anquan Boldin may want to play close to home    Fri Jun 16, 06:12 PM

Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (Lions) may prefer to sign with a team closer to his Florida home, according to people close to Boldin.

Footballguys view: None of the Florida teams (Jaguars, Dolphins, Buccaneers) really have a need at the wide receiver position. Boldin has something left in the tank and could find a new home before the start of the regular season.

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  NFL | King Dunlap retires    Mon Jun 12, 03:06 PM

Free-agent OT King Dunlap (Chargers) announced his retirement from the NFL Monday, June 12.

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  NFL | Retirement not an option for David Harris    Sun Jun 11, 07:29 PM

Free-agent LB David Harris (Jets) is not considering retirement at this point and has received interest from a few teams.

Footballguys view: Harris isn't the player he used to be, but he can still be a sound starter in the NFL. We should see him latch on with a new team before training camp.

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  NFL | James Ihedigbo hopes to play    Sat Jun 10, 11:21 AM

Free-agent SS James Ihedigbo (Bills) said he hopes to play in 2017 even though he will be suspended for the first four games of the season. He said his broken leg is completely healed and has received interest from some teams.

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  NFL | DeAngelo Williams not playing football    Fri Jun 9, 12:25 PM

Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Steelers) is expected to put his NFL career on hold and join Impact Wrestling.

Footballguys view: At 34 years old, no team was interested in signing Williams. He's turning the page and going on to the next part of his career. Football to wrestling has been a pipeline for multiple guys, all with varying degrees of success. We can't say we'll be glued to the TV when Williams is on Impact Wrestling, but good luck to him in his future endeavors.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson expects to join a team    Wed Jun 7, 07:11 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Cardinals) said he expects to sign with a team before training camp and hopes to join a contending team.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals could well be that team. Right now they have only roster fringe but underrated Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington behind David Johnson, and Ellington was just moved back to running back after an aborted conversion to wide receiver.

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  NFL | Zach Line cleared    Tue Jun 6, 09:31 AM

Free-agent FB Zach Line (hip) has been cleared for full contact following hip surgery.

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  NFL | Vance Walker clearance coming    Tue Jun 6, 09:31 AM

Free-agent DT Vance Walker (knee) is expected to be medically cleared from a torn anterior cruciate ligament next week.

Footballguys view: Walker was going to play a big role for the Broncos last year as their Malik Jackson replacement, but a knee injury in camp ended his season before it got started. If cleared, Walker could provide a team with a valuable rotational player on the defensive line.

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  NFL | Fred Jackson wants to play    Mon Jun 5, 07:01 PM

Free-agent RB Fred Jackson (Seahawks) said he would like to play again in the NFL even though he is 36 years old. He said he hopes to receive some interest during training camp if a team loses a running back or two to injury.

Footballguys view: Jackson hasn't played since 2015 and is likely done in the league. Running back is a young man's position, and Jackson isn't the same player he used to be. Even when injuries hit in camp, we may not see Jackson get much if any interest.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson not ready to step away    Fri Jun 2, 02:29 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Cardinals) wants to continue his career and has stayed in 'close contact' with the Arizona Cardinals.

Footballguys view: There are also a few other teams interested according to CJ2K. Johnson also notes becoming the 30th player to reach 10,000 career rushing yards - a mark from which he is 463 yards shy of - is a motivating factor. We'll see when injuries strike in training camp if Johnson gets a call.

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  NFL | Free agents to serve suspensions    Thu Jun 1, 03:29 PM

Free-agents SS James Ihedigbo (Bills), LB Jason Fanaika (Steelers) and LS Josh Latham (Jets) were recently handed four-game suspensions.

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  NFL | Gary Barnidge awaiting starting chance    Thu Jun 1, 10:06 AM

Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) hasn't signed with a team because he's holding out to land a starting spot.

Footballguys view: Barnidge showed he can play and play very well, so we're not shocked. Someone will probably get hurt in the next few months, and we'll see some movement then. However, it is impossible to know his fantasy value until he lands on a team as there are too many variables otherwise.

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  NFL | Devon Still near full health    Wed May 31, 09:55 AM

Free-agent DE Devon Still (foot) is nearing full health from October Lisfranc surgery, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Still played a small handful of snaps for the Texans last year before a Lisfranc injury ended his season. He has never become an impact player, but there should be some interest in the former second-round pick when he's cleared medically.

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  NFL | Thaddeus Lewis medically cleared    Tue May 30, 10:03 AM

Free-agent QB Thaddeus Lewis (knee) was medically cleared Tuesday, May 30, after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in August.

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  NFL | Michael Vick retiring as Falcon?     Mon May 29, 03:05 AM

Retired QB Michael Vick has indicated he would like to sign a one-day contract to retire as an Atlanta Falcon, but he has not spoken with Falcons owner Arthur Blank as of yet.

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  NFL | Joseph Fauria eyeing comeback    Sun May 28, 01:57 PM

Free-agent TE Joseph Fauria (Lions) is attempting an NFL comeback after sitting out last season, according to the Sporting News' Alex Marvez.

Footballguys view: He was out of the league in 2016, and Fauria bounced between the Cardinals and Patriots practice squads in 2015. The last time he played a down in the regular season was 2014, and he's a longshot to even earn a spot in camp with a team.

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  NFL | Justin Gilbert facing ban    Thu May 25, 10:04 PM

Free-agent CB Justin Gilbert (Steelers) will be suspended for the first four weeks of the 2017 season, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Gilbert was released by the Steelers in February, and he hasn't gotten a sniff on the open market. This suspension isn't going to help that matter. A first-round pick in 2014 (Browns), Gilbert has been a colossal bust.

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  NFL | Cecil Shorts will not play in 2017    Mon May 22, 06:18 PM

Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (knee) said he still needs to undergo another surgery on his knee and will not be able to play in 2017. He said he hopes to be able to play in 2018.

Footballguys view: It would be one helluva comeback if Shorts could pull it off. Turning 30 in December, he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL and dislocated his knee during Week 13 last year.

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  NFL | Reggie Bush still wants to play    Mon May 22, 04:29 PM

Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Bills) believes he has a lot left to prove in the NFL and wants to continue his playing career. Bush added that he's still working out, staying in shape and looking forward to playing football 'this season.'

Footballguys view: Last year was a bad season for the veteran back. He only carried the ball 12 times for minus-3 yards with the Bills. His last 1,000 yard season was in 2013, and Bush simply isn't the player he used to be. Bush has spoken to a few prospective teams, but he's going to be patient and make sure he makes the right decision.

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  NFL | Gary Barnidge has talked to multiple teams     Mon May 22, 04:01 PM

Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) has been contacted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos.

Footballguys view: Good ole "big play" Barnidge is still looking for a new team, but he doesn't need to be in any hurry. Barnidge had a career year in 2015 with the Browns, collection 79 passes for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns. Last year his numbers weren't the same (55-612-2) but the offense was atrocious and the QB play left a lot to be desired. With the right team, Barnidge could be an effective starter and certainly a fantasy relevant player.

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  NFL | Darrelle Revis won't face discipline    Mon May 22, 10:22 AM

Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Jets) won't face league discipline after felony assault charges were dismissed in March by a Pittsburgh judge, according to a league spokesman.

Footballguys view: Charges were dropped in March, but the league wanted to conduct their own investigation with no wrongdoing found. He's not going to get suspended, but Revis is drawing zero interest on the open market. Teams may be questioning his commitment to the game after he seemed to mail it in last year for the Jets.

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  NFL | Andrew Hawkins receiving offers    Sun May 21, 04:15 PM

Free-agent WR Andrew Hawkins (Browns) said he has received contract offers from four teams this offseason and is looking to sign with a contending team.

Footballguys view: A recent graduate at Columbia University (4.0 GPA), Hawkins should be able to find a team...and a contender...before training camp. His quickness and route-running ability from the slot could work well for a team in need of a veteran reserve at the position.

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  NFL | Kedric Golston cleared    Sat May 20, 12:58 PM

Free-agent DT Kedric Golston (hamstring) received medical clearance a little over two weeks ago after he finished the 2016 season on the Reserve/Injured list because of hamstring injury. He worked out for the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week.

Footballguys view: Golston has been with Washington since he was a sixth-round pick out of Georgia in 2006. He only played in two games last year as injuries knocked him out for most of the season. He worked out for the 49ers this week and could latch on with some team for a minimum deal to work as a two-down run stuffer.

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  NFL | Ladarius Green hopes to play    Fri May 19, 05:49 PM

Free-agent TE Ladarius Green (Steelers) hopes to find a new team and play in 2017 after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a player that has talked with Green.

Footballguys view: That's cool, but he's got to be cleared from the concussion protocol first. The Steelers released him with a 'failed physical' designation and we can't see teams lining up for the tight end tease now that he's available. Perhaps something will open up for him around training camp.

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  NFL | Cody Wallace receiving interest    Fri May 19, 04:29 PM

Free-agent C Cody Wallace (knee) is receiving interest from the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints. Wallace said he is still recovering from the knee injury he suffered during the 2016 season.

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  NFL | Vince Wilfork still undecided    Wed May 17, 09:45 AM

Free-agent DT Vince Wilfork (Texans) said Wednesday, May 17, he still hasn't made a firm decision on retirement.

Footballguys view: Wilfork wasn't his old self with the Texans, and he really doesn't have much left to offer a pro team. It's not a firm decision, but he's probably just going to stay retired or get retired or whatever. Wilfork was a force in the middle for years with the Patriots, but his best days are behind him.

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  NFL | Eddie Royal not fully healthy    Fri May 12, 04:14 PM

Free-agent WR Eddie Royal (toe) is still recovering from turf toe injury he suffered during the 2016 season. He is making solid progress but is not 100 percent at this point.

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  NFL | Colin Kaepernick still has interest    Thu May 11, 04:44 PM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) has drawn interest from three teams since the start of free agency, according to Kaepernick's adviser.

Footballguys view: We are pretty sure Kaepernick will get a job somewhere, and while his kneeling may have turned off some teams, the fact that Jay Cutler couldn't find a job either might lessen some of the drama about Kaepernick's unemployment. Other issues are his shaky tendencies on the football field, and the very specific set of skills and fit in scheme.

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  NFL | Teams still talking to LeGarrette Blount    Thu May 11, 10:21 AM

Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) has interested teams continue to talk to him, and they're trying to work around the compensation the New England Patriots attached to him.

Footballguys view: That's the rub, and it's also clear the Patriots aren't all that hot to bring him back to the fold since they've signed or visited every running back in the league not named Blount. Maybe Blount could get a job with them if he put on a mustache, fake nose and glasses while telling them his name is MeLarrette Lount. The May 9th tender the team put on Blount complicates things for anybody interested in signing him. Blount can negotiate with other teams up to the start of training camp.

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  NFL | Nick Mangold not retiring yet     Mon May 8, 04:35 PM

Free-agent C Nick Mangold (Jets) is rehabilitating from his nagging ankle injury and still wants to play in 2017. He has not completely ruled out retirement, saying, 'We're still trying to see what the options are.'

Footballguys view: Mangold has gotten interest from the Ravens earlier this year, and we think he could get some looks from the Saints due to this Max Unger foot surgery. At 33 years old, Mangold could still have a bit more left in the tank.

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  NFL | Tre Boston meeting with teams    Sat May 6, 02:18 PM

Free-agent SS Tre Boston (Panthers) has met with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers. Boston said his meeting with the Steelers went very well.

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  NFL | Jay Cutler says decision is permanent    Fri May 5, 05:59 PM

Updating a previous report, retired QB Jay Cutler said his decision to retire and become a broadcaster will be permanent.

Footballguys view: Cutler could be good as a broadcaster with his "long hair, don't care" attitude. If he starts really talking how he feels, then it could actually turn into must-see TV for football fans.

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  NFL | Jay Cutler hired as broadcaster    Fri May 5, 09:08 AM

Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears) has been hired for a broadcasting job with FOX Friday, May 5.

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  NFL | Jay Cutler moving to broadcasting?    Thu May 4, 11:31 AM

Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears) has auditioned for a broadcasting career, which could signal his retirement is imminent.

Footballguys view: We'd draft Tony Romo over Jay Cutler in a fantasy broadcaster league, but the train wreck factor of Cutler's "I have no cares to give" personality could be worth the price of admission. We're a bit surprised there's no interest in Cutler. Then again, the teams who need a quarterback are looking for younger talent with more upside and less grouchiness.

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  NFL | Gary Barnidge may talk with JAX, CAR    Wed May 3, 08:13 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) may meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Barnidge could be an interesting fit for either team, though he might make more hay from a fantasy standpoint in Jacksonville as he would have less competition for touches at tight end. In Carolina he would be firmly behind Greg Olsen.

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  NFL | Gary Barnidge has more visits set up    Wed May 3, 12:23 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) has two more visits planned for next week after visiting Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, May 3.

Footballguys view: 'Big Play' Barnidge is getting quite a bit of interest since being cut by the Browns...and for good reason. He had a down season in 2016, but that has more to do with the inept nature of the Browns offense. The Bills would be a good fit for him, but he may want to explore all options before committing to a new team in 2017.

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  NFL | Justin Forsett retires    Wed May 3, 10:15 AM

Free-agent RB Justin Forsett (Broncos) announced his retirement Wednesday, May 3.

Footballguys view: A seventh-round pick of the Seahawks (2008), Forsett did a good job of sticking around in the NFL. His best season was in 2014 with the Baltimore Ravens when he had over 1,200 yards rushing and was the 8th-best fantasy running back that year.

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  NFL | Keionta Davis on the mend    Mon May 1, 12:29 PM

Tennessee-Chattanooga DE Keionta Davis (neck) went undrafted largely due to a bulging disc in his neck that his specialist said will heal over time. When it does, he'll pick a team to sign with.

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  NFL | Evan Engram's stock rising?    Thu Apr 27, 05:47 PM

Mississippi TE Evan Engram has suddenly become a late first-round option, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Well, it's a pretty good tight end class so it's not a surprise to see another good tight end move up the board. This could make three tight ends in the first round which we actually don't expect. One of the storylines that should be fascinating to see play out. Seems like the Giants are looking for the answer at tight end. Could this be it?

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  NFL | Jabrill Peppers may drop to second round    Thu Apr 27, 05:30 PM

Michigan S Jabrill Peppers' fit in an NFL defense seems to be more of a concern than his diluted urine sample, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports. Peppers is believed to be viewed as a fringe first-round pick, but the likelier outcome is that he will be taken in the second round.

Footballguys view: Of the two issues, the for is the bigger deal although it's hard to imagine a good coach couldn't find things for him to do. Peppers can go anywhere from late first to anywhere in the second. He's a dynamic player who was done no favors by Michigan's tendency too move him to new positions. Perhaps less than 11 positions might have helped the NFL figure this out.

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  NFL | Gareon Conley could go in third round    Thu Apr 27, 09:17 AM

Ohio State CB Gareon Conley is predicted to be drafted in the third round of the NFL draft, according to three general managers.

Footballguys view: The timing of the accusations against him reminds some of the timing of the Laremy Tunsil video last year as well as the La'el Collins situation the year before. The situation is serious of course, but we will point out that in both cases the issues were not the factors people made them out to be. Teams may pass on Conley at their peril, but red flags like this must be taken seriously.

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  NFL | Davis Webb has 'Dak-like' intangibles?    Wed Apr 26, 01:57 PM

California QB Davis Webb 'has Dak (Prescott)-like intangibles, according to one national scout.

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  NFL | O.J. Howard receives clean report    Wed Apr 26, 11:50 AM

Alabama TE O.J. Howard received an A-plus medical report.

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  NFL | Eddie Jackson has minor procedure    Wed Apr 26, 08:12 AM

Alabama S Eddie Jackson (leg) had a screw removed that was causing discomfort in his surgically repaired leg Tuesday, April 25, at the advice of teams at the NFL Scouting Combine recheck. He's expected to be ready for rookie minicamp.

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  NFL | Jay Cutler not done?    Tue Apr 25, 01:18 PM

Free-agent QB Jay Cutler's (Bears) agent, Bus Cook, said Cutler isn't retiring and hasn't mentioned retirement to him.

Footballguys view: If Cutler still wants to play, then teams who miss on a quarterback in the 2017 NFL draft could show more interest. There are a lot of project QBs in this class, so it's possible a team could select a player like DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame) and still go after Cutler.

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