Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Richie Incognito wants to play Mon May 21, 04:42 PM
Free-agent OG Richie Incognito (Bills) was released from the Reserve/Retired list by the Buffalo Bills because he informed the team he wants to play again, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Jonah Trinnaman to work out for teams Mon May 21, 01:56 PM
Free-agent WR Jonah Trinnaman (Cardinals) is scheduled to work out for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers this week. The Packers will work him out as a cornerback.Link to story
NFL | Junior Galette may retire Mon May 21, 12:03 PM
Free-agent LB Junior Galette (Redskins) has received some offers this offseason but has not signed with a team because he is considering retirement.
|Footballguys view: Three offers on the table for Galette to be exact, but it sounds like they aren't enough for the veteran pass rusher. He was injured for all of 2015 and 2016, but he played for Washington in 2017 and notched 3.0 sacks and 20 total tackles as a part-time player. We'll see if he walks away from the game or is tempted to play for another team in 2018.|
Junior Galette player page
NFL | Johnny Manziel headed to Canada Sat May 19, 12:11 PM
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) has announced that he will be signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He is scheduled to receive a two-year contract, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Manziel's comeback tour now head up North, and it will be interesting to see what kind of play he can provide up in Canada. A first-round pick of the Browns in 2014, Manziel failed to make it in the NFL due to off-field issues. He seems to have his life back on track but won't get a ticket back to the NFL just yet. If he performs well for the Tiger-Cats (and stays out of trouble) then perhaps there will be a team that takes a chance on Manziel in the NFL once again.|
Johnny Manziel player page
NFL | Vincent Jackson retired Fri May 18, 04:06 PM
Free-agent WR Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers) is retired from professional football, according to one of his representatives.
|Footballguys view: Jackson had several promising parts of Seasons but never really put it all together. We wish him luck in his post football life.|
Vincent Jackson player page
NFL | Matt Moore may wait to sign Thu May 17, 03:20 PM
Free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) may wait until the 2018 regular season starts before signing with a team in order to see which teams will need quarterback help, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: The long-time Dolphins backup is in no rush to sign. Something should come up as players get injured during camps across the league. He has received some interest from the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans this offseason.|
Matt Moore player page
NFL | Crockett Gillmore undergoes surgery Wed May 16, 09:52 PM
Free-agent TE/OL Crockett Gillmore (knee) needed to undergo another surgery on his knee earlier this offseason, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Gillmore struggled at the tight end position, and he's struggled to stay healthy as a pro. He's moving to offensive tackle according to reports that came out earlier this year. The Baltimore Ravens may have interest in re-signing Gillmore, but he would need to be able to pass a physical.|
Crockett Gillmore player page
NFL | Adam Jones cleared to practice Tue May 15, 08:21 PM
Free-agent CB Adam Jones (Bengals) pronounced himself ready to go after receiving clearance from doctors recently.
|Footballguys view: Jones had groin surgery the week after the Super Bowl and told Sirius XM NFL Radio he has been in contact with several teams.|
Adam Jones player page
NFL | Coby Fleener looking to be medically cleared Sat May 12, 01:42 PM
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (concussion) is still trying to get medically cleared after suffering a concussion he suffered in Week 12 of the 2017 season, according to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
|Footballguys view: Fleener busted during his time with the Saints, and injuries were a part of that failure. He's looking for a fresh start as soon as he's cleared, and there might be a team or two interested in Fleener's services when healthy.|
Coby Fleener player page
NFL | Adrian Peterson says he's fully healthy Thu May 10, 08:46 PM
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Cardinals) said he is 'fully healthy' and 'ready to go' for the upcoming season. In addition, he said his neck has been cleared by 'multiple doctors.'
|Footballguys view: It's hard to imagine anyone giving him a significant role, and he may not even get a nibble as he has not exactly looked like someone who wants to be a role player, or can execute anymore. We think Peterson should call it a career.|
Adrian Peterson player page
NFL | Cliff Avril receives interest Wed May 9, 10:33 PM
Free-agent DE Cliff Avril (neck) said he has received interest from a few teams this offseason but is waiting to see what the doctors say about his recovery.
|Footballguys view: Avril has not yet retired, but he's set to hit the media ranks with his new radio show on 950 KJR in Seattle. Neck injuries are always difficult to come back from, and Avril is no spring chicken at 32 years old. There is plenty of buzz that Avril will not be cleared to play due to this neck injury, but he's leaving the door open.|
Cliff Avril player page
NFL | Orleans Darkwa has surgery Wed May 9, 01:07 PM
Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Giants) underwent minor surgery Wednesday, May 9, to remove a plate from his leg that was put in last offseason.
|Footballguys view: Darkwa is not drawing any interest on the open market and this surgery, however minor, won't help that cause. His fracture is fully healed and he is expected to make a full recovery in four weeks. Expect a team to take a chance on him if/when someone gets hurt in training camp.|
Orleans Darkwa player page
NFL | Victor Cruz still looking to play Wed May 9, 10:44 AM
Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Bears) said he'll wait until around training camp for a team to sign him before he retires.
|Footballguys view: Back in 2011, Cruz was salsa dancing his way into the hearts of fantasy owners with a 1,500-plus yard season (and nine touchdowns). It's never been the same after that. Cruz's career was knocked off track by a serious knee injury and subsequent calf injuries. He didn't play a snap last year after getting released by the Bears before Week 1. We think his playing days are done.|
Victor Cruz player page
NFL | Cliff Avril not ruling out playing again Wed May 9, 02:02 AM
Free-agent DE Cliff Avril (Seahawks) was hired by Seattle radio station 950 KJR-AM on Tuesday, May 8, but he has not officially retired.
|Footballguys view: Neck injuries are nothing to mess around with, and several pros have seen their time in the NFL cut short by this type of injury. To return, Avril would need to be cleared by a doctor following his neck injury last season.|
Cliff Avril player page
NFL | Sammie Lee Hill reinstated Tue May 8, 05:00 PM
Free-agent DL Sammie Lee Hill (Titans) was reinstated from his suspension Tuesday, May 8. Hill has been suspended since 2016 for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
|Footballguys view: Hill hasn't appeared in a game since 2015 and we can't imagine teams lined up for his services after essentially a two-year ban.|
Sammie Lee Hill player page
NFL | Coby Fleener still want to play Mon May 7, 04:26 PM
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (Saints) would like to continue his NFL career if he can get back to full health.
|Footballguys view: Fleener did not impress during his time with the Saints and never established much chemistry with QB Drew Brees. Some team may give him a shot when he's fully recovered. He is still recovering from a concussion.|
Coby Fleener player page
NFL | Orlando Franklin retiring Sat May 5, 05:02 PM
Free-agent OG Orlando Franklin (Redskins) has decided to retire from professional football.Link to story
NFL | Dexter McCoil to miss some time Fri May 4, 07:49 PM
Free-agent FS Dexter McCoil (foot) is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks because he broke a bone in his foot while working out.Link to story
NFL | Akeem Ayers to sit four games Fri May 4, 04:53 PM
Free-agent LB Akeem Ayers (Giants) has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season, according to a source.Link to story
Akeem Ayers player page
NFL | Jerrell Freeman announces retirement Wed May 2, 09:53 PM
Free-agent LB Jerrell Freeman announced his retirement from professional football Wednesday, May 2.Link to story
Jerrell Freeman player page
NFL | Interest in Dez Bryant not high Wed May 2, 03:00 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) has more teams not willing to pay him the league minimum salary than teams who are willing to sign him to any deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
|Footballguys view: That's following along with the reports about teams in the NFC East being cool on the idea of signing Bryant. He's been on the open market for a few weeks with little interest generated. Bryant has already turned down a three-year, $21 million contract from the Baltimore Ravens.|
Dez Bryant player page
NFL | Eric Reid files grievance Wed May 2, 09:53 AM
Free-agent FS Eric Reid (49ers) filed a collusion grievance against the NFL Wednesday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: Reid is not drawing much interest on the open market despite the fact that he is coming off a strong 2017 campaign for the 49ers. This situation revolves around Reid's support of Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the National Anthem and how NFL teams may have 'blacklisted' Reid due to his stance. That may be incredibly difficult to actually prove, but it sounds like Reid is going to attempt to do just that.|
Eric Reid player page
NFL | Maurice Hurst's stock continuing to drop Sat Apr 28, 11:55 AM
Updating a previous report, the stock of Michigan DE Maurice Hurst is not exclusively due to injury concerns, according to multiple sources. Some teams felt he showed too much inconsistency on his tape, displaying occasional flashes of brilliance but also having lengthy stretches of making little impact in games.
|Footballguys view: Rumor does have it there were multiple teams who took him off their boards because of the injury though, so it seems like his drop is due to different factors for different teams.|
NFL | Bruce Arians headed to broadcast booth Sat Apr 28, 09:14 AM
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is expected to join CBS Sports as an NFL game analyst. He would likely work with the team of play-by-play broadcaster Greg Gumbel and analyst Trent Green.Link to story
Trent Green player page
NFL | Antonio Gates wants to play in 2018 Fri Apr 27, 11:27 PM
Free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) said Friday, April 27, that he wants to continue playing, even though the Los Angeles Chargers informed him in the offseason that they do not intend to sign him.
|Footballguys view: They want to get Hunter Henry go, and most fantasy owners want the same. Could Gates end up somewhere like Dallas for a year? He's just about tapped out, but is capable of the odd good game still.|
Antonio Gates player page
NFL | Medical concerns for Harold Landry? Fri Apr 27, 06:22 PM
Boston College DE Harold Landry has been medically red flagged by several teams because of back and knee issues.
|Footballguys view: It explains his drop, even at the start of the second round. If a team is comfortable with his issues, they could get a steal though.|
NFL | Jay Cutler likely to retire Fri Apr 27, 12:59 PM
Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Dolphins) is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL soon, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: Last time around it was a Mike Francesa-esque retirement (meaning shorter than expected for non-New Yorkers) but we think this one sticks. Cutler was underwhelming for much of his career from an NFL standpoint but had his moments.|
Jay Cutler player page
NFL | Josh Sweat passed combine physical Thu Apr 26, 05:52 PM
Florida State DE/LB Josh Sweat (knee) passed his physical at the NFL Scouting Combine and was not asked to attend the medical recheck, according to a source. Sweat suffered a dislocated knee in college four years ago.
|Footballguys view: With that out of the way, Sweat's physical attributes will make him a well sought after prospect. He has the length and athleticism to fit right in as a 3-4 SAM or rush linebacker, but he's raw and needs a little work. With a healthy knee, though, patience could pay off big for a team.|
NFL | Three prospects gaining momentum Thu Apr 26, 05:50 PM
Maryland WR D.J. Moore, Texas-San Antonio DE Marcus Davenport and Louisville CB Jaire Alexander have a chance to be selected higher than originally expected, in the opinion of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
|Footballguys view: All of them are high enough up in pundit's rankings to where "earlier than expected" would indicate top half of the first round. Fit will be important with all three guys.|
NFL | Maurice Hurst's stock falling? Wed Apr 25, 07:45 PM
Michigan DL Maurice Hurst is believed to be falling 'out of the first round due to medical concerns,' according to two separate sources, and could drop as far as the third round.
|Footballguys view: Hurst is the best interior defensive line pass rusher in this draft, but his heart issue is giving teams pause. Of recent players with similar questions, Star Lotulelei has lived up to billing and Nick Fairley's career is in danger.|
NFL | Billy Price will be ready for camp Wed Apr 25, 03:34 PM
Ohio State OL Billy Price (pectoral) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in July with no restrictions, according to Price's doctor. Price suffered a partially torn pectoral at the NFL Combine.
|Footballguys view: Price was in the mix to be the first center off of the board before the injury, but he should figure into the top three centers in any event and could still be the first chosen and a first rounder. Arkansas's Frank Ragnow and Iowa's James Daniels are the other top players in the pivot.|
NFL | C.J. Anderson has interest Wed Apr 25, 02:09 PM
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Broncos) has drawn interest from eight teams, according to 9news.com's Mike Klis. There is no timeline on a potential signing, however.
|Footballguys view: Anderson won't get signed before the draft, and this deep and talented class will surely remove some of those eight teams from the list. He'll be a committee back this year and his value on the decline after being released.|
C.J. Anderson player page
NFL | Antonio Callaway admits mistake Wed Apr 25, 01:36 PM
Florida WR Antonio Callaway said he takes full responsibility for smoking weeks before the NFL Combine. Callaway failed his drug test due to a diluted sample.
|Footballguys view: Callaway might not get drafted after this latest issue, but he will definitely get into a camp and has a ceiling among the top in this class. He'll still be worth interest in rookie drafts if he goes undrafted, but will come with more risk than other prospects.|
NFL | Dez Bryant to sign after draft Wed Apr 25, 09:12 AM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is likely to sign after the NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: It doesn't make sense for a team to sign Bryant before the draft when they might be targeting receivers, so this is logical. Bryant will find a lot softer market for his services now than he would have if the Cowboys had released him before free agency.|
Dez Bryant player page
NFL | Antonio Callaway had diluted sample Tue Apr 24, 06:51 PM
Florida WR Antonio Callaway confirmed his drug test sample at the NFL combine was diluted, adding that he was overhydrated. Callaway said he would address the issue with prospective teams.Link to story
NFL | Kentavius Street had surgery Tue Apr 24, 04:40 PM
NC State DE Kentavius Street (knee) underwent successful surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament last week, according to a source. A full recovery is anticipated and Street is still expected to be drafted.Link to story
NFL | Three prospects on the rise? Tue Apr 24, 03:29 PM
Georgia LB Roquan Smith, LB Tremaine Edmunds and C Frank Ragnow all have draft stocks on the rise, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Link to story
NFL | Will Blackmon working out for teams Tue Apr 24, 01:02 PM
Free-agent DB Will Blackmon (Redskins) has worked out recently for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons.Link to story
William Blackmon player page
NFL | Tre Herndon a wanted man this spring Mon Apr 23, 11:18 PM
Vanderbilt CB Tre Herndon has reportedly drawn interest from 20 teams and had 'several' private workouts, including one each with the Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.Link to story
NFL | Sony Michel an injury concern? Mon Apr 23, 09:53 PM
University of Georgia RB Sony Michel could drop in this week's NFL Draft due to medical reasons, according to The Ringer's Mike Lombardi.
|Footballguys view: Michel is a second-round pick and might end up in the late first...unless these injuries concerns keep him on the second day. When healthy, Michel reminds many in the scouting community of LeSean McCoy. He's electric with the ball in his hands and finishes his runs in a physical style.|
NFL | Rasheem Green's knee not a big issue Mon Apr 23, 05:50 PM
USC DE Rasheem Green (knee) is better off health-wise than was originally thought. Green did not receive medical treatment on his injured knee and was not asked to participate in pre-draft medical rechecks.
|Footballguys view: After an examination, the Houston Texans team doctor said Green's anterior cruciate ligament is intact, stable and performing at a very high level.|
NFL | Billy Price has full range of motion Mon Apr 23, 02:50 PM
Ohio State C Billy Price (pectoral) said he has regained full range of motion after suffering a partially torn pectoral muscle at the NFL Scouting Combine.Link to story
NFL | Some teams worried about Josh Sweat Mon Apr 23, 02:27 PM
Florida State DE/LB Josh Sweat (knee) has been dropped or taken off some draft boards because teams are concerned about his left knee, according to sources. Sweat underwent surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament while in college.Link to story
NFL | P.J. Hall to meet with teams Mon Apr 23, 12:16 PM
Sam Houston State DT P.J. Hall is scheduled to meet with three teams in Texas this week.Link to story
NFL | Will Blackmon has worked out for teams Mon Apr 23, 12:15 PM
Free-agent CB Will Blackmon (Redskins) has recently worked out for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons.Link to story
William Blackmon player page
NFL | Isaiah Oliver a top corner in draft? Sun Apr 22, 10:12 PM
Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver has the size and length teams covet in press-man corners and 'kind of plays like Rod Woodson,' according to an NFL scout.
|Footballguys view: Oliver is fast in a straight line, and he's physical near the line of scrimmage. He's been one of the players building the most buzz with the draft coming up. Oliver might be a late first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | Tremaine Edmunds' stock soaring Sat Apr 21, 09:49 PM
Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds 'is a lock to go in the top 10' of the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, and La Canfora believes Edmunds could be selected as high as sixth overall.
|Footballguys view: Edmunds is a physical freak who can fly all over the field and make plays. He can tackle, he can intimidate when rushing the passer and he can cover. Edmunds should be a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|
NFL | Kolton Miller the top tackle? Sat Apr 21, 09:16 PM
UCLA OT Kolton Miller is the top offensive tackle in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to multiple offensive line coaches.Link to story
NFL | Ronald Jones met with several teams Sat Apr 21, 12:24 PM
Southern California RB Ronald Jones said he had pre-draft visits with the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
|Footballguys view: Jones plays like a younger version of Jamaal Charles. He wore the same number as Charles in college and patterned his game after Charles during his time at USC. Jones can score anytime he touches the ball. He's set to be a late first- or early second-round pick.|
NFL | Question marks for Derrius Guice Fri Apr 20, 10:27 PM
Louisiana State RB Derrius Guice is a 'high-maintenance kid' and will need structure to succeed in the NFL, according to an NFC executive.
|Footballguys view: Ah yes, the anonymous scout strikes again. Guice had a rough upbringing in Baton Rouge, losing his father to murder at 7-years old. His brother has been arrested multiple times, so teams are certainly doing their homework on Guice's background. He patterns his game after Marshawn Lynch and is one of the best backs in this draft class. Many think he's a better receiver than his 31 career receptions over three years indicate. Guice should be a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.|