Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Gerald McCoy looking for contender Fri May 24, 06:52 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) said he wants to sign with a Super Bowl contender this offseason and is not concerned about the location.
|Footballguys view: The Browns would love the compliment, as would the Ravens. At least one-third of the league should qualify.|
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NFL | Adam Jones announces retirement Fri May 24, 12:06 PM
Free-agent CB Adam Jones (Broncos) announced his retirement Friday, May 23, posting a video to his Instagram account saying that 'it's official that I'm done with the NFL.'Link to story
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NFL | Ten teams in on Gerald McCoy Fri May 24, 11:31 AM
Updating previous reports, free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) has received interest from 10 teams, and he has received offers as high as $11 million per year.
|Footballguys view: We know a few of the teams interested in the veteran defensive tackle. ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the Bengals, Falcons, Patriots, Browns, Colts, and Saints all have varying levels of interest in McCoy. We should see him find a new team soon enough.|
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NFL | Six teams interested in Gerald McCoy Thu May 23, 01:11 PM
Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) has six teams -- the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints -- with some level of interest in him , according to league sources.
|Footballguys view: McCoy will have a nice group of teams to choose from. If he wants to win a championship, then perhaps teams like the Patriots, Colts or Saints would be the most appealing for the veteran defensive tackle.|
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NFL | Gerald Hodges resuming career Tue May 21, 01:30 PM
Free-agent LB Gerald Hodges (Cardinals) has decided to resume his career, according to a source, after announcing his retirement in April. He is reportedly drawing interest from several teams.
|Footballguys view: Hodges had 55 tackles for the Cardinals last year and could be at least quality veteran depth for any team that signs him. His best days were back with the 49ers under then defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Now that Fangio is the head coach of the Broncos, perhaps they would be one of the teams showing interest.|
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NFL | Travis Swanson retires Sat May 18, 03:21 PM
Free-agent C Travis Swanson (Dolphins) announced his retirement from professional football Saturday, May 18.Link to story
NFL | Dexter McCluster keeping dream alive Thu May 16, 09:30 AM
Former All-Pro WR/KR Dexter McCluster is signing with the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League Thursday, May 16.
|Footballguys view: A second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2010, McCluster has been out of the league since 2016 when he was with the Chargers. He played four games in the 2018 season for the Toronto Argonauts and now is trying to get some attention in the National Arena League.|
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NFL | Dion Jordan slapped with 10-game ban Tue May 14, 02:03 PM
Free-agent DE Dion Jordan (Seahawks) was handed a 10-game suspension by the league for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy Tuesday, May 14.
|Footballguys view: The Seahawks tried to make things work with Jordan over the last two years. He missed plenty of time due to injury, and Jordan only played in 17 games during that span. He logged 5.5 sacks during that time, but only 1.5 sacks in 2018 playing in 12 games. Jordan won't get much interest if any with this suspension on the open market.|
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NFL | Andy Levitre announces retirement Tue May 14, 12:11 PM
Free-agent OL Andy Levitre (Falcons) announced Tuesday, May 14, that he is retiring from football.Link to story
NFL | Johnathan Cyprien healthy Tue May 14, 10:55 AM
Free-agent SS Johnathan Cyprien (knee) is fully recovered from his knee injury, according to a source. He was cut from the Tennessee Titans after the season and figures to sign somewhere before training camp.Link to story
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NFL | Dylan Donahue works out for two teams Sat May 11, 06:49 PM
Free-agent DE/LB Dylan Donahue (AAF) recently worked out for the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.Link to story
NFL | Bilal Powell cleared from injury Wed May 8, 09:13 AM
Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (neck) was fully cleared from a neck injury that was once thought to threaten his career.
|Footballguys view: Good news for the veteran back here. Powell only made it through 7 games last season with the Jets. They've completely moved on with a revamped RB corps led by Le'Veon Bell, so Powell is unlikely to go back to the Jets. We'll see teams take a look at him and examine his neck injury carefully. Some team will need veteran depth at some point later this offseason.|
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NFL | Richie Incognito awaits possible discipline Tue May 7, 12:06 PM
Free-agent OG Richie Incognito and the Oakland Raiders have mutual interest, but both sides are waiting for the NFL to determine whether Incognito will face any discipline for his arrest on disorderly-conduct charges in August of 2018.Link to story
NFL | Dez Bryant posts video of workout Tue May 7, 05:00 AM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Achilles') posted a video across social media showing him catching passes and running, as he makes his way back from a ruptured Achilles' tendon.
|Footballguys view: He's about six months in his recovery and might garner some interest when we get closer to training camp. Bryant was with the Saints last year in practice when he tore his Achilles' and perhaps they would consider bringing him back if he is at full strength.|
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NFL | Ndamukong Suh looking for big deal Mon May 6, 08:07 PM
Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Rams) is believed to be looking for a big salary this offseason, which is part of the reason he is still available.
|Footballguys view: His inflated price tag is one of the reasons why the Rams just didn't keep him around. They signed him to a one-year, $14 million deal last offseason and can't afford him now. The Chargers and the Titans seem to be the two teams linked to Suh. We should see him signed soon enough.|
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NFL | Anthony Davis wants to play again Fri May 3, 02:06 PM
Retired OT Anthony Davis (49ers) recently sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell seeking formal reinstatement into the NFL. Davis has not played in the league since 2016.Link to story
NFL | Sebastian Janikowski hangs up his cleats Sun Apr 28, 05:09 PM
Free-agent PK Sebastian Janikowski announced his retirement from the NFL after 19 seasons with the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, April 28.Link to story
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NFL | Taylor Rapp dealing with hip issue Fri Apr 26, 04:46 PM
University of Washington S Taylor Rapp (hip) has been flagged with a hip flexor issue by several NFL teams, according to Dane Brugler of The Athletic.Link to story
NFL | Will Grier: Steal of the draft? Fri Apr 26, 01:00 PM
Former West Virginia QB and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Will Grier finished with the lowest percentage (13.2) of uncatchable passes thrown under 20 yards last season and earned Pro Football Focus' top grade (95.1) on over-the-shoulder, downfield passes the last three seasons, leading to a PFF headline that says Grier 'may be the steal of the 2019 NFL Draft.'Link to story
NFL | Jawaan Taylor slips out of first round Fri Apr 26, 08:23 AM
University of Florida OT Jawaan Taylor will return to the green room for the second round of the NFL draft Friday, April 26.Link to story
NFL | Jeffery Simmons drawing serious interest Thu Apr 25, 04:39 PM
Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons (knee) has been the focal point of 'serious talks' among the brass of the Miami Dolphins, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora is also reporting that 'some teams believe' the Cleveland Browns will make a play for Simmons if he slides far enough in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25.Link to story
NFL | Christian Wilkins' train gaining stream Thu Apr 25, 02:06 PM
Clemson DL Christian Wilkins is reportedly 'getting hot' and could move into the top 10 of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25, according to DraftAnalyst's Tony Pauline.
|Footballguys view: Wilkins was probably going to be Atlanta's fallback plan if Ed Oliver wasn't available via a trade up. Now that could be dashed. They could look at Wilkins college teammate Dexter Lawrence as a Plan C.|
NFL | Montez Sweat likely misdiagnosed with condition Thu Apr 25, 01:30 PM
Former Mississippi State DE and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Montez Sweat may have been misdiagnosed with an enlarged heart at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year, causing his draft stock to fall over the ensuing months. According to a report Thursday, April 25, Sweat recently went through some additional heart tests recently in Houston, which revealed his health risks are really much lower.
|Footballguys view: This is odd considering how widely reported this story was. We have to take it at face value and assume is back in play as a top 10 pick, and an almost sure first round pick once again.|
NFL | Dwayne Haskins' maturity, work ethic questioned Thu Apr 25, 12:45 PM
Former Ohio State QB and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Dwayne Haskins has had questions about his maturity and work ethic arise in the lead-up to the draft.Link to story
NFL | N'Keal Harry expects to be selected early Wed Apr 24, 06:40 PM
Arizona State WR N'Keal Harry said he hopes to be selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft but believes he likely would be selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 33rd overall pick if he is available.
|Footballguys view: The local connection is there along with the Cardinals need for an outside receiver. DK Metcalf could also still be on the board to complicate this for Arizona.|
NFL | Ziggy Ansah meets with doctor Wed Apr 24, 05:44 PM
Free-agent DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) met with a doctor earlier this week and was told that his shoulder is structurally sound and that he should be cleared by mid-August.Link to story
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NFL | No workouts for Josh Jacobs Wed Apr 24, 01:11 PM
Alabama RB Josh Jacobs said he did not participate in any private workouts leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft and only met with the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens.
|Footballguys view: None of those teams would be shocking as landing spots for Jacobs, and all have first round picks in the 20s, which is where he should go. The Raiders, holding picks 24 and 27, are still the favorites to take him.|
NFL | Porter Gustin granted exemption Wed Apr 24, 08:16 AM
University of Southern California LB Porter Gustin was granted a temporary Therapeutic Use Exemption for Adderall after he failed a performance-enhancing drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. The exemption runs through September, and he'll have to reapply.Link to story
NFL | Bobby Evans made the rounds this spring Tue Apr 23, 02:22 PM
Oklahoma OT Bobby Evans worked out privately for the Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets this spring. He also visited the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins, and he also met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson via multiple sources.Link to story
NFL | Rashan Gary has shoulder issue Tue Apr 23, 08:24 AM
University of Michigan DT Rashan Gary (shoulder) has a tear in the labrum in his shoulder that was flagged. It happened in college, and most believe he can play this season and possibly have surgery afterwards. It will likely have to be managed.
|Footballguys view: This should drop Gary well down the board, perhaps even out of the first round. He was being mentioned in connection to the Giants, even as high as #6, but having limited contributions this year greatly affects his stock.|
NFL | Jerry Tillery met with two teams Mon Apr 22, 10:53 PM
Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery met with the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Tillery is a penetrating interior defensive lineman who can create lethal pressure against the pass a la Chris Jones. He could be the Eagles pick at #25.|
NFL | Multiple teams interested in Malik Taylor Mon Apr 22, 09:43 PM
Ferris State WR Malik Taylor has received interest from the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Taylor is probably a very late round pick or undrafted free agent, but he had an outstanding pro day with strong speed, agility, and explosion numbers to help put an injury-marred senior season behind him.|
NFL | No knee brace for Dwayne Haskins Mon Apr 22, 07:50 PM
Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins wore a knee brace this past season for health precautions but said he does not plan to wear a brace in the NFL.
|Footballguys view: Good news for Haskins here. He's not a mobile quarterback and won't make anyone miss on the ground. Haskins is a pocket passer who does a good job of getting the ball out on time to the first or initial read. Problems arise when Haskins is asked to abandon the pocket or work off-script. Haskins will be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Dawson Knox may be early Day 2 pick Mon Apr 22, 04:52 PM
Mississippi TE Dawson Knox has met with or visited 13 teams this spring and impressed them with his athleticism and upside. According to DraftAnalyst.com's Tony Pauline, the 'belief is that Knox could end up being the fourth tight end off the board and land in the top half of Round 2.'
|Footballguys view: We could see that happening, so long as the top three tight ends (T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant, Irv Smith Jr.) go off the board ahead of him...perhaps all in the first round. Knox never scored a touchdown in college but many in the scouting community feel he was never used the right way in the Rebels offense. Nagging injuries have plagued him since high school, but Knox has a willingness to learn and an aggressive mindset on the field...something that should appeal to plenty of teams out there.|
NFL | Will Grier could sneak into first round? Mon Apr 22, 04:35 PM
West Virginia QB Will Grier could potentially be drafted 'as early as the late part of Round 1 and no later than the middle portion of the second frame,' according to DraftAnalyst.com's Tony Pauline, who lists the New England Patriots, New York Giants and Carolina Panthers as the teams most likely to select him.
|Footballguys view: We believe Grier has quite a bit to like about his game. He's competitive and does not go away quietly. Instead, Grier is known to go down swinging and won't hesitate to challenge a defense. Throw in his accuracy and sneaky athleticism and you can see some team late in the first round falling for him...or perhaps some team will trade back into the end of the first round to add him.|
NFL | Darnell Savage making waves Mon Apr 22, 11:50 AM
University of Maryland S Darnell Savage has emerged as a potential first-round pick. He has visited 11 teams, including the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.Link to story
NFL | Jerry Tillery ahead of schedule Mon Apr 22, 11:19 AM
Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery (shoulder) is ahead of schedule from his March 6 shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready in full in early July. Tillery visited top shoulder doctor, Peter Millett, in Vail, Colo., when he received the report.
|Footballguys view: Tillery is set to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. He's got the size (6'6" 295 pounds) to be a run-stuffer in the middle of the line...but that's not his best skill. Tillery is disruptive inside as a pass rusher and can get pressure on the quarterback from the middle of the line.|
NFL | Quinnen Williams the top prospect? Sun Apr 21, 09:44 PM
Alabama DT Quinnen Williams was picked as the top prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft by six of the 14 NFL personnel members polled by Bob McGinn of BobMcGinnFootball.com. Ohio State DE Nick Bosa was second with three first-place votes.Link to story
NFL | L.J. McCray headed to CFL Sun Apr 21, 08:18 PM
Free-agent S L.J. McCray (Bills) has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.Link to story
NFL | Both LA teams host Sione Takitaki Sun Apr 21, 10:42 AM
Brigham Young LB Sione Takitaki recently visited the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. He had previously visited the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans and has had nine private workouts for linebackers coaches.Link to story
NFL | Benjamin Watson rethinking retirement plans? Sat Apr 20, 07:38 PM
Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) is considering a return in 2019, according to sources, after previously stating 2018 would be his last year. Watson, whose wife is due to deliver twins next week, could return for his 16th NFL season 'under the right situation.'
|Footballguys view: The right situation is probably not with the Saints as they added Jared Cook this offseason. Perhaps a team like the Patriots would be willing to take a look at Watson (again). Watson was a first-round pick of the Patriots back in the 2004 NFL draft.|
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NFL | Daniel Jones gets lofty comparison Sat Apr 20, 05:52 PM
NFL draft prospect Duke QB Daniel Jones drew a comparison to NFL great QB Peyton Manning from Hall of Fame NFL scout Gil Brandt. 'I. Love. Dan Jones,' Brandt said Saturday, April 20. 'I have to say this carefully: When you watch him and you go back (20) years and watch Peyton Manning, you are watching the same guy. He's athletic. He doesn't have a rocket for an arm, but neither did Peyton. Very smart.'
|Footballguys view: We respect the hell out of Gil Brandt but this is a comparison that is quite uncomfortable...like comparing a running back to Barry Sanders. Jones is going to go in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft because of his intelligence and his athleticism. As a passer, Jones is far too inconsistent to be compared to one of the 'Mount Rushmore' quarterbacks like Peyton Manning.|
NFL | Montez Sweat will not attend draft Sat Apr 20, 01:52 PM
Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat was originally scheduled to attend the 2019 NFL Draft but has decided to watch the draft with his family and will not attend, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: There are rumblings about medical concerns due to a heart condition with Sweat. Some think he'll still be a top-10 pick, and based on tape that is certainly a good grade for his talent as a pass rusher. IF these medical concerns are true, Sweat might fall out of the first round. There's no need for him to sit there in the green room waiting for his name to be called if that's the case.|
NFL | Devin Singletary back at full speed Fri Apr 19, 11:24 PM
Florida Atlantic RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) said the hamstring he injured at his pro day felt great during a recent workout for the Chicago Bears.Link to story
NFL | Gary Jennings a big-play weapon? Fri Apr 19, 09:54 PM
West Virginia WR Gary Jennings said he knows how to use his combination of size and speed to create big plays. 'I love going for a big shot down the field,' Jennings said. 'However, I am able to go across the middle as well. I can create a lot of different mismatches all over the field.'
|Footballguys view: Jennings suffered a high ankle sprain last year for the Mountaineers and that lowered the numbers he had from the previous season, but make no mistake about it; this kid is dangerous with the rock. He can work as a possession receiver with great speed after the catch, and Jennings can also be used effectively as a return man. Jennings should go off the board as early as the third round and as late as the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft.|
NFL | Evan Worthington meets with teams Fri Apr 19, 09:38 PM
Colorado S Evan Worthington said he had formal interviews with the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints and worked out for the Denver Broncos, Saints and San Francisco 49ers.Link to story
NFL | Daniel Jones the top QB? Fri Apr 19, 09:12 PM
Duke QB Daniel Jones is considered the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft by at least one team, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.
|Footballguys view: All it takes is one team to fall in love with you in the first round, and apparently that's what has happened to Jones. He's athletic, smart and well built for the position but Jones is maddeningly inconsistent as a passer and doesn't have a rocket arm. Fit is everything in the pros, and we'll be curious to see where Jones lands...likely in the first round at some point.|
NFL | Several teams work out Nick Brossette Fri Apr 19, 09:00 PM
Louisiana State RB Nick Brossette participated in private workouts with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.Link to story
NFL | Byron Murphy receives interest Fri Apr 19, 08:18 PM
Washington CB Byron Murphy met with the Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Marquise Brown a lock for the first round? Fri Apr 19, 03:56 PM
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown is a 'surefire first-rounder,' according to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, who spoke with multiple scouts and executives.
|Footballguys view: That's likely to be correct. Brown is dangerous in the open field and a weapon teams can feature because of his run-after-the-catch ability. He's going to be a fantasy asset to keep an eye on.|