Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Dylan Donahue suspended Sat Sep 15, 02:33 AM
Free-agent LB Dylan Donahue (Jets) was suspended 14 weeks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy on Friday, Sept. 14.Link to story
NFL | Ahmad Brooks suspended Fri Sep 14, 06:37 PM
Free-agent LB Ahmad Brooks (Packers) was suspended for the first six weeks of the 2018 season Friday, Sept. 14, according to a source.Link to story
Ahmad Brooks player page
NFL | Martavis Bryant could receive one-year suspension Sun Sep 9, 09:03 AM
Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) is facing a possible one-year suspension from the National Football League for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy, according to a source. The NFL is currently reviewing the matter and could announce a decision as soon as this week.
|Footballguys view: Bryant isn't worth carrying in dynasty leagues any longer.|
Martavis Bryant player page
NFL | Max McCaffrey suspended Fri Sep 7, 05:52 PM
Free-agent WR Max McCaffrey (49ers) was suspended for four games by the NFL Friday, Sept. 7, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Jeremy Maclin plans to play Wed Sep 5, 03:15 PM
Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Ravens) hurt his hamstring while training and is a couple weeks away from being at full health. He did receive offers before training camp and still intends to play this season, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: We can't imagine Maclin having much left in the tank. Even when he is healthy and does sign with a new team, we'll keep the veteran on the waiver wire speed dial just in case.|
Jeremy Maclin player page
NFL | Paxton Lynch clears waivers Mon Sep 3, 05:19 PM
Free-agent QB Paxton Lynch (Broncos) cleared waivers Monday, Sept. 3, and is expected to work out for some teams in the upcoming weeks, according to a source.Link to story
Paxton Lynch player page
NFL | Brent Celek to retire Thu Aug 30, 09:42 PM
Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) has informed the Philadelphia Eagles that he plans to retire, and he will release a statement Friday, Aug. 31.Link to story
Brent Celek player page
NFL | Elvis Dumervil retires Thu Aug 30, 11:16 AM
Free-agent OLB Elvis Dumervil (49ers) announced his retirement Thursday, Aug. 30.Link to story
Elvis Dumervil player page
NFL | Johnathan Hankins expects to sign soon Wed Aug 29, 10:00 PM
Free-agent DT Johnathan Hankins (Colts) said he has been talking with teams and expects to sign with a team before the start of the regular season.Link to story
Johnathan Hankins player page
NFL | Dez Bryant waiting for right situation Tue Aug 28, 08:48 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) indicated on Twitter he is content with waiting until the right situation, even if it means sitting out games into the regular season. 'I will play ball this year just might be a lil bit later in the year,' Bryant said.
|Footballguys view: Bryant may get another chance in the NFL...later in the year. Right now, Fantasy GMs should look elsewhere for late-round 'flier' picks. Keep Bryant on your waiver wire speed dial if things heat up for him later in the regular season.|
Dez Bryant player page
NFL | Julius Thomas retires Fri Aug 24, 04:25 PM
Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Dolphins) announced his retirement from professional football Friday, Aug. 24.
|Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2011, Thomas was a fantasy superstar with Peyton Manning. He scored 24 touchdowns in two seasons with the Broncos (2013, 2014) but failed to match the same success in stops with the Dolphins and the Jaguars.|
Julius Thomas player page
NFL | Victor Cruz retires Tue Aug 21, 10:25 AM
Free-agent WR Victor Cruz (Giants) announced his retirement Tuesday, Aug. 21.
|Footballguys view: Cruz was quite the fantasy factor at his best. Undrafted out of UMASS in 2010, Cruz posted WR1 numbers in 2011 and 2012. Injuries hit in 2013, and he never was the same after that. Cruz will most be remembered for salsa dancing his way into hearts across America. Reports indicate the broadcast booth is next for Cruz.|
Victor Cruz player page
NFL | Trevone Boykin suspended Mon Aug 20, 05:14 PM
Free-agent QB Trevone Boykin (Seahawks) is suspended for the first game of the 2018 season for domestic assault allegations.Link to story
Trevone Boykin player page
NFL | Marcus Smith may retire Mon Aug 20, 12:41 PM
Free-agent DE Marcus Smith (Seahawks) is considering retirement, according to sources.Link to story
Marcus Smith II player page
NFL | Kayvon Webster to meet with teams Sat Aug 18, 03:29 PM
Free-agent CB Kayvon Webster (Rams) will start meeting with teams next week and is scheduled to meet with the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.Link to story
Kayvon Webster player page
NFL | Brent Celek considering retirement Fri Aug 17, 07:33 PM
Free-agent TE Brent Celek (Eagles) said he has received a few contract offers but is considering retirement at this time.
|Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick for the Eagles back in 2007, Celek was one of the best blocking tight ends in the league. At 33-years old and coming off a Super Bowl championship, we could see Celek decide to hang up his cleats.|
Brent Celek player page
NFL | Brittan Golden has oral tumor Wed Aug 15, 05:52 PM
Free-agent WR Brittan Golden (Cardinals) announced that he is dealing with a benign tumor in his mouth. He will undergo surgery and be out for six weeks.Link to story
Brittan Golden player page
NFL | Bashaud Breeland has three teams in contact Fri Aug 10, 10:18 AM
Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Redskins) has continued interest from the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders.Link to story
Bashaud Breeland player page
NFL | No team claims Malcolm Mitchell Tue Aug 7, 04:57 PM
Free-agent WR Malcolm Mitchell (Patriots) was not claimed off waivers Tuesday, Aug. 7, and is free to sign with any team.Link to story
Malcolm Mitchell player page
NFL | Malcolm Mitchell healthy Tue Aug 7, 08:04 AM
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Malcolm Mitchell (Patriots) was waived by the New England Patriots healthy. He passed his physical, but concerns with his knee kept other teams from trading for him.
|Footballguys view: If he is truly healthy, it's a surprise that the Patriots would release Mitchell. He's healthy for now, but the grind of the game will probably change that soon after Mitchell joins a new team.|
Malcolm Mitchell player page
NFL | Bashaud Breeland lining up more visits Mon Jul 23, 09:05 PM
Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Redskins) is expected to meet with the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns later this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Breeland has visited with the Raiders this week but left without a deal. He has a visit with the Chiefs too. Some time in the near future the veteran should find a new home after having his contract with the Panthers voided due to a failed physical.|
Bashaud Breeland player page
NFL | Workouts scheduled for Jude Adjei-Barimah Mon Jul 23, 01:36 PM
Free-agent CB Jude Adjei-Barimah (Buccaneers) is scheduled to work out for the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions this week.Link to story
Jude Adjei-Barimah player page
NFL | Two tight ends clear waivers Sat Jul 21, 08:28 PM
Free-agent TEs Beau Sandland (Cardinals) and Brandon Z. Barnes (Lions) cleared waivers Saturday, July 21, and are officially free agents.
|Footballguys view: Sandland is a pass-catching tight end who has spent time on the Packers and Panthers practice squads and could still get another shot when he is over the non-football injury that led to his release. Barnes is more of a long-term project, but he has a higher ceiling than Sandland. He could end up on a practice squad after recovering from the injury that landed him on injured reserve earlier in the offseason.|
NFL | Bashaud Breeland to meet with AFC West teams Sat Jul 21, 05:05 PM
Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Redskins) is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders Sunday, July 22, and Monday, July 23, and will then meet with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, July 24, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Breeland's contract with the Panthers voided back in March and he hasn't gotten much interest since then. The Raiders could use a veteran like Breeland as a starter, and the Chiefs are in need of help at the cornerback position since trading Marcus Peters to the Rams. Breeland is recovering from foot surgery because of an injury he sustained while on vacation.|
Bashaud Breeland player page
NFL | Two more workouts for Eli Rogers Sat Jul 21, 04:15 PM
Free-agent WR Eli Rogers (Steelers) is scheduled to work out for the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Rogers had ACL surgery back in January and was non tendered by the Steelers. He's ahead in his recovery and recent reports indicate Rogers expects to sign with a team in the near future.|
Eli Rogers player page
NFL | Eli Rogers close to signing Thu Jul 19, 10:57 PM
Free-agent WR Eli Rogers (Steelers) posted on social media Thursday, July 19, that he plans to sign with a team within the next few days.
|Footballguys view: Earlier this year, the Steelers did not tender Rogers as a restricted free agent, making him an unrestricted free agent. He's recovering from a knee injury suffered last year and could return to the Steelers at a lower price. We'll see if the Steelers bring him on board again as veteran depth behind Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster and rookie James Washington.|
Eli Rogers player page
NFL | Lardarius Webb mulling offers Wed Jul 18, 02:01 PM
Free-agent FS Lardarius Webb (Ravens) wants to continue his NFL career and has received multiple offers that he is considering.
|Footballguys view: There hasn't been much news on Webb since the Ravens released him back in March. He could continue playing, but he won't see as many snaps as he used to be when he was an outside corner. Webb has length and finds his way around the ball, so some team might want him as veteran depth in 2018.|
Lardarius Webb player page
NFL | Darrelle Revis retires Wed Jul 18, 10:52 AM
Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Chiefs) announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday, July 18.
|Footballguys view: We'll see Revis in the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday soon. Revis was a first-round pick of the Jets back in 2007 and he was the definition of a 'shutdown' corner. He defined the position so much that his spot on the field became known as 'Revis Island' and opposing quarterbacks didn't challenge him much. Revis won Super Bowl 49 with the Patriots and should wind up being honored by the Jets in their Ring of Fame after two stints with the team.|
Darrelle Revis player page
NFL | Terrell Owens won't give up on comeback Tue Jul 17, 02:37 PM
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Seahawks) is 100 percent committed to playing in the NFL or CFL, according to Owens' agent. The 44-year-old Owens activated a 10-day clause Saturday, July 14, that forces the Edmonton Eskimos to offer him a contract or release him. 'He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing, whether it's the CFL or NFL,' his agent said.
|Footballguys view: It's been a minute since Owens played organized football. He last played in the NFL back in 2010 for the Bengals and he did get a cup of coffee with the Seattle Seahawks for about a month (but never played) in 2012. Owens last suited up for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League in 2011. He's less than a month from being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but still thinks he can play. We'll see if the Eskimos share that same belief.|
Terrell Owens player page
NFL | Armonty Bryant retires Mon Jul 16, 05:41 PM
Free-agent DE Armonty Bryant (Raiders) announced he is retiring from the NFL due to kidney failure.Link to story
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NFL | DeMarco Murray calls it a career Fri Jul 13, 02:09 PM
Updating an earlier report, free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, July 13.Link to story
DeMarco Murray player page
NFL | DeMarco Murray set to announce retirement Fri Jul 13, 02:06 PM
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday, July 13.
|Footballguys view: Murray overcame a catastrophic injury in college at Oklahoma and reinvented himself. He defied expectations at multiple stops with an intensity only matched by the likes of Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch. At his best, he was one of the top 3-5 backs in the league. The veteran back camp injury signing list will get one shorter.|
DeMarco Murray player page
NFL | Connor Barwin has offers Tue Jul 10, 06:53 PM
Free-agent LB Connor Barwin (Rams) said he has received offers from prospective teams and will make a decision before training camp begins. His desire is to sign with a Super Bowl contender.Link to story
Connor Barwin player page
NFL | Kenny Vaccaro expected to sign soon Tue Jul 10, 03:32 AM
Free-agent FS Kenny Vaccaro (Saints) is expected to sign with 'some team' before camp begins. He's healthy but the market for safeties didn't develop as expected and there was no need to hurry and sign a deal when free agency first opened up.
|Footballguys view: Vaccaro still has game, so it's just a matter of time - and perhaps injury - before a team steps up.|
Kenny Vaccaro player page
NFL | DeMarco Murray looking to sign Mon Jul 9, 01:46 PM
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) said he hopes to sign with a team before the start of training camp and has talked with four or five teams this offseason. He said the offseason has allowed him to recover from knee and hamstring injuries he dealt with last season.
|Footballguys view: Murray still has the ability to perform -- he's just a season removed from a 1200 yard season in 2016. However, where he lands is going to be a huge factor in his production. His drop to a 3.6 yards per carry average is a concern, but Murray has seen that stat roll up and down over the last four seasons, so it's something that could improve again. Early draft participants seem to feel he still is worth a roll of the dice, as he is going as the 62nd back on average right now.|
DeMarco Murray player page
NFL | Roy Miller calls it a career Sun Jul 1, 02:47 PM
Free-agent DT Roy Miller announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, July 1.Link to story
Roy Miller player page
NFL | Sam Beal could go in third round Sat Jun 30, 03:15 PM
Western Michigan CB Sam Beal could go in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft. One team said he was valued as a second rounder if he were eligible for the NFL draft.
|Footballguys view: There was some buzz about Beal being a first-round pick if he would've stayed in college, performed well and came out in the 2019 NFL draft. Beal has good size at 6'1" 190 pounds, and the Broncos corner has a nose for the ball. His length and football IQ put him around the play if it comes into his vicinity. All 32 teams were at his pro day last week, and we fully expect him to be selected in the Supplemental Draft on July 11th.|
NFL | Six teams present for Bright Ugwoegbu's workout Sat Jun 30, 10:21 AM
The Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks had representatives present for Oregon State LB Bright Ugwoegbu's workout Thursday, June 28.
|Footballguys view: Ugwoegbu didn't show well during his workout, measuring in at less than 6'1" (6007) and weighing only 205 pounds. He is too small for linebacker play in the NFL, and his workout numbers (4.9 40-yard dash) show he may not be athletic or fast enough to play in the league either. Ugwoebu was suspended indefinitely earlier in 2018 and officially left the Oregon State program earlier this month. With these numbers it doesn't seem like he's going to be selected in the 2018 Supplemental Draft on July 11th.|
NFL | Martayveus Carter added to supplemental draft Fri Jun 29, 05:00 PM
Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter was added to the supplemental draft pool Friday, June 29.
|Footballguys view: Carter is not the biggest runner (5'11" 200 pounds) but he has good feet and patience when running the ball. While not a pile-pusher, Carter can run through tackles and he does a good job of keeping his feet moving upon contact. Carter is the fifth player to be eligible for the Supplemental Draft on July 11th, and he's the only offensive player in that group.|
NFL | Sam Beal draws league-wide interest Fri Jun 29, 02:32 AM
Western Michigan CB Sam Beal held his Pro Day on Thursday, June 28, and it was attended by all 32 teams. Beal ran a 4.47 40-yard dash, posted a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 6-inch broad jump. Beal is expected to be the highest supplemental pick since the Cleveland Browns selected WR Josh Gordon in the second round in 2012.
|Footballguys view: At 6'1" 190 pounds, Beal has a fine size/speed combination. Some felt he could've been a first-round pick had he come out in the 2019 NFL draft. Even though there hasn't been a pick in the Supplmental Draft since 2015, it seems like with talented players like Beal being available we might get one or two names called on July 11th.|
NFL | Darrell Bevell not done Thu Jun 28, 11:23 AM
Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he's not done coaching and hopes to land another gig in the NFL.Link to story
NFL | Tamba Hali may retire Wed Jun 27, 01:23 PM
Free-agent LB Tamba Hali (Chiefs) said he is considering retirement.Link to story
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NFL | Interest building in supplemental draft prospects Tue Jun 26, 08:40 PM
Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander, Western Michigan CB Sam Beal and Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant are all very much on the radar of NFL teams ahead of the league's supplemental draft on July 11. Fourteen teams reportedly attended Bryant's pro day on Monday, June 25, while 26 teams reportedly attended Alexander's on June 20. Beal's pro day is scheduled for Thursday, June 28.Link to story
NFL | Bright Ogwoegbu added to supplemental draft Mon Jun 25, 08:33 PM
Oregon State LB Bright Ogwoegbu is among a handful of players eligible for the supplemental draft on July 11, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Brandon Bryant talks with several teams Mon Jun 25, 04:44 PM
Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant talked with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers after his Pro Day Monday, June 25.
|Footballguys view: Bryant is fast and physical, measuring in at 5'11" 205 pounds. Academic and off-field problems forced him to the Supplemental Draft, and obviously there's plenty of interest. This is a better Supplemental Draft that we normally see, so perhaps Bryant gets picked up. Bryant ran the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day on Monday, and the times ranged from the high 4.3s to the low 4.4s.|
NFL | Brandon Bryant stopped workout early Mon Jun 25, 04:43 PM
Mississippi State S Brandon Bryant (shin) did not finish his Pro Day Monday, June 25, because of shin splints. He said he originally suffered the injury while training for his Pro Day.Link to story
NFL | Charles Johnson likely to retire Sun Jun 24, 10:29 AM
Free-agent DE Charles Johnson (Panthers) is planning to retire, although he hasn't made an official announcement, according to Bill Voth of Panthers.com.
|Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Georgia in 2007, Johnson was a star player for the Panthers for years. Age seemed to catch up with him as Johnson struggled through injuries and registered no sacks as a part-time player for the Panthers defense in 2017.|
Charles Johnson player page
NFL | Coby Fleener still recovering from concussion Sat Jun 23, 10:28 AM
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (concussion) said he is still experiencing some concussion symptoms, although they have not had a major impact on his everyday life.
|Footballguys view: Earlier this year, Fleener was doing some work with the Saints in camp (light work) where he didn't suffer any setbacks. He hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol to this point. His agent has heard from multiple teams interested in signing him if he's able to resume his playing career.|
Coby Fleener player page
NFL | Orleans Darkwa cleared for return Fri Jun 22, 02:17 PM
Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) announced on social media Friday, June 22, that he has been medically cleared to resume football work - about one month after having surgery to remove a plate in his leg.Link to story
Orleans Darkwa player page
NFL | Orleans Darkwa medically cleared Thu Jun 21, 09:39 PM
Free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa (Giants) revealed via Twitter that he has been medically cleared for football activities following offseason surgery to remove a plate from his leg.
|Footballguys view: Darkwa was an underrated contributor to a Giants running game that showed signs of life last year. He could get signed if a team suffers a key injury at running back in training camp.|
Orleans Darkwa player page