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  Giants | Rookie WR Toney Lining up Mostly in the Slot    Mon May 17, 03:01 PM

Dan Duggan, from The Athletic, reports Giants first-round WR Kadarius Toney "mostly lined up in the slot and ran shorter routes" during Phase 1 of minicamp.

Footballguys view: That move makes sense for the Giants as Toney is the type of player who can take shorter passes and turn them into long gains. According to Pro Football Focus, during the 2020 season Toney lined up in the slot 505 times and had only 80 snaps where he lined up outside. Toney can be more than a gadget wide receiver if he learns to run the full route tree with more nuance. His athletic gifts are special and he makes defenders look silly after the catch.

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  Eagles | Offense Not a Great Fit for Jalen Hurts?    Mon May 17, 02:56 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has not installed much in terms of quarterback reads or run/pass options according to what sources tell Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Footballguys view: Sirianni has constantly reiterated that Hurts is going to have to compete for the starting job. That's fine coachspeak, but the reality is that Hurts is the best option the team has. Hurts is a great runner and can attack a defense with his legs. It would be wise for Sirianni's playbook to highlight that. In order for Hurts to succeed, the Eagles will have to utilize his running ability while he improves as a passer in the pros.

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  Lions | Rookie WR St. Brown Being Moved Around the Formation    Mon May 17, 02:54 PM

Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has been moving all around the formation during rookie minicamp. He was lining up at the slot position and out wide as the Lions find different ways St. Brown can attack a defense.

Footballguys view: Unlike many rookie wide receivers, St. Brown is adept at running the full route tree and in 2020 he was moved outside (293 snaps) more than he was in the slot (116 snaps). However, in previous seasons with the USC Trojans St. Brown was mainly used as a slot receiver. He has a knack for making the first man miss and St. Brown should become a favorite target of QB Jared Goff quickly in training camp and the preseason.

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  Steelers | Rookie Harris says Offense Resembles Alabama    Mon May 17, 02:49 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris says OC Matt Canada's offense is similar to what he worked in during his college days at Alabama. "The inside zones, the outside zones, the power plays, the one-back power, the duo plays, so a lot of what they are doing in their offense resembles a lot of what we did [at Alabama]," said Harris.

Footballguys view: The Steelers need to lean on their rushing attack more, and that's what they should do this season. Harris should work well in the Canada offense just like he shined in Alabama. He thrived as a runner with subtle "make you miss" ability and can be a fine receiving option out of the backfield. Harris has a current ADP of RB34 (7.08) in 12-team PPR leagues, but expect that to rise as the season gets closer and more people realize he's got RB1 potential in this offense.

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  Chiefs | KC adds Daurice Fountain    Mon May 17, 02:09 PM

Free-agent WR Daurice Fountain (Colts) signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, May 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Fountain must have impressed during his tryout. He has electricity to his game but his pro career has been set back by injuries. In crazy deep dynasty formats we'll monitor him, especially since he's with the Chiefs.

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  Bengals | Seven rookies under contract    Mon May 17, 01:06 PM

Cincinnati Bengals fourth-round draft choices DE Cameron Sample, DT Tyler Shelvin and OT D'Ante Smith, fifth-round draft choice PK Evan McPherson, sixth-round draft choices C Trey Hill and RB Chris Evans and seventh-round draft choice DE Wyatt Hubert signed four-year contracts with the Bengals Monday, May 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Evans is a hard-charging running back from Michigan who is looking to make the roster as a reserve runner. During his college career for the Wolverines, Evans only started six time in 42 games. He seems like a player who could have a better pro career than he did a college one. Evans is patient as a runner and has burst to and through the hole. As a receiver, Evans is a "catch and go" threat and can make defenders miss in space. We'll watch him in deep dynasty formats.

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  Lions | Detroit signs two players    Mon May 17, 01:04 PM

Free-agent TE Charlie Taumoepeau (49ers) and CB Alex X. Brown (Chiefs) signed with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Taumoepeau was undrafted out of Portland State in 2020 but signed on with the Cowboys after the draft. During his college career, Taumoepeau finished with 117 receptions for 1,876 yards and 11 touchdowns. He bounced around to the Colts and the 49ers and now gets a shot with the Lions. They needed more bodies at the position with the retirement of Josh Hill, and Taumoepeau impressed enough during his tryout to earn a longer look.

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  49ers | Marqise Lee to Niners    Mon May 17, 11:45 AM

Free-agent WR Marqise Lee (Patriots) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, May 17.

Footballguys view: Lee hasn't played a full season since 2017, but he did enough in his tryout with the 49ers to stick around a bit longer. If healthy, the veteran could easily make the team with his skill set and starting experience. It looks like his deep dynasty stock has a slight uptick.

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  Bengals | Trent Taylor to Bengals    Mon May 17, 09:58 AM

Free-agent WR Trent Taylor (49ers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, May 17.

Footballguys view: Taylor is a classic slot receiver who is quick on underneath routes. He's battled with injuries during his time with the 49ers and now gets a fresh start with the Bengals. We'll see if he can stay healthy and do enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton to work with first team    Sun May 16, 04:49 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton will work with the first-team offense when offseason workouts begin even through QB Justin Fields performed well during the rookie minicamp, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Footballguys view: That makes sense for now as Fields learns the ropes. The Bears took Fields in the first round for a reason and he'll be the franchise quarterback soon enough. Dalton will get the jump as the initial starter in camp but we're expecting Fields to push him ASAP.

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  Bears | Chicago signing Chris Lacy    Sun May 16, 03:40 PM

Free-agent WR Chris Lacy (Cowboys) agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Lacy has been bouncing around the league since he was an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State in 2018. He's spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Cowboys. Now, he'll get a chance to prove himself with the Bears. There's a chance for him to earn a spot behind Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney although he's a long-shot for the final roster.

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  Browns | Johnnie Dixon trying out    Sun May 16, 01:26 PM

Free-agent WR Johnnie Dixon (Cardinals) is participating in the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Originally an undrafted free agent for the Texans in 2019, the former Ohio State receiver made some plays for them in the preseason (9 catches, 77 yards) but did not make the team. The Cardinals picked him up and stashed him on their practice squad after that and since then. Dixon is a long shot to make the Browns roster and is angling to get on their practice squad.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa adding four players    Sun May 16, 01:14 PM

Free-agent RB Troymaine Pope (Chargers), TE Jerell Adams (Lions), CB Antonio Hamilton (Chiefs) and S Curtis Riley (Vikings) agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Pope has a bit of experience in the league from his time with the Chargers. The Buccaneers are stacked at the running back position, so Pope will have to earn his spot on special teams.

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  Giants | NYG adds Kelvin Benjamin    Sun May 16, 12:08 PM

Free-agent WR/TE Kelvin Benjamin (Chiefs) signed with the New York Giants Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Benjamin must have impressed as a tight end during his tryout. A former first-round pick of the Panthers (with GM Dave Gettleman) as a wide receiver, Benjamin hasn't played a regular season game since 2018. The Giants have Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph as their top two tight ends, and Benjamin will work to earn a spot behind them on the depth chart. With Engram's propensity to get banged up, Benjamin might see some playing time (if he makes the 53-man roster).

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  Rams | Four draft picks signed by LAR    Sun May 16, 08:57 AM

The Los Angeles Rams announced the signings of RB Jake Funk, WR Ben Skowronek, DE Earnest Brown and LB Chris Garrett to rookie contracts Sunday, May 16. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Funk is a hard-charging running back with some burst to break off chunk plays. He suffered an ACL injury to the same knee in 2018 and 2019 so durability is a concern. Funk will work primarily as a special teams player but if given the opportunity there is some natural skill that could be used on offense.

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  Buccaneers | O.J. Howard almost all the way back    Sat May 15, 11:47 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to attend mandatory minicamp in early June, according to comments from head coach Bruce Arians.'Yeah, he's really close now. He looks fantastic working out every day,' Arians said.

Footballguys view: Howard gives the Buccaneers yet another weapon in the passing game. In 2020, Howard was on a career best pace over the first four games of the year. He's been on the road to recovery since last fall, and it sounds like he's progressing well. Expect the team to ease him back into action. If he gets back to where he was physically, the role is there for him to post near TE1 numbers in this offense.

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  Giants | Corey Clement signs with New York    Sat May 15, 07:53 PM

Free-agent RB Corey Clement (Eagles) signed an undisclosed contract with the New York Giants Saturday, May 15.

Footballguys view: Clement has been a solid reserve and special teams player for most of his pro career. That's the role he'll try and carve out with the Giants this year. Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker are the top two backs on the roster.

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  Jaguars | Tim Tebow decision coming soon    Sat May 15, 07:30 PM

Free-agent TE Tim Tebow (Eagles) remains unsigned but Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Saturday, May 15, he imagines 'a decision is gonna be soon.'

Footballguys view: Let's just get this thing going already. Meyer loves what Tebow can bring to the team in terms of leadership and locker room presence, and Tebow wants to play football again...albeit at a different position. The former first-round quarterback shouldn't push for much playing time but could give Meyer some trusted depth at a thin position. Chris Manhertz and James O'Shaugnessy are the top two tight ends on the depth chart.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott expected for training camp    Sat May 15, 06:36 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) is expected to be a full participant at training camp, according to head coach Mike McCarthy Saturday, May 15. 'Yeah. I have no reason not to think that,' McCarthy said.

Footballguys view: Some good news here. Prescott was setting the league on fire last year before his ankle injury. At full strength, this offense has the design and the weapons to be one of the most high-powered units in the NFL. Prescott's ability as a passer has grown and he's still a threat to pull the ball down and run - giving him further fantasy value. Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at QB5 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Kurt Benkert signs with Green Bay    Sat May 15, 04:10 PM

Free-agent QB Kurt Benkert (Falcons) signed an undisclosed contract with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, May 15.

Footballguys view: The Packers add another arm to the quarterback room here. Benkert is a big-bodied pocket passer in the mold of a poor man's version of Matt Schaub. He's the no.4 quarterback on the depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love and Blake Bortles. It seems like Benkert is just there as a camp arm, but with this Rodgers situation he might actually be in line for a no.3 role.

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  Jaguars | Travis Etienne taking WR reps    Sat May 15, 02:53 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will take all of his rookie minicamp repetitions at wide receiver, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Saturday, May 15. 'Worst-case scenario you have a running back that's elite with receiver skills,' Meyer said.

Footballguys view: Etienne had 588 receiving yards in 2020, the most of any running back in the FBS. He's a dynamic runner who can make defenders miss with speed and balance. Etienne has big-play ability and can pick up chunk yards in a hurry. The Jaguars have James Robinson as a lead back, but Etienne will work his way into the mix - either as a running back or receiver.

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  Ravens | Jacob Breeland dealing with knee issue    Sat May 15, 01:35 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Jacob Breeland (knee) continues to try and work through an undisclosed knee issue, and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Saturday, May 15, that the hope is Breeland will be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Breeland was added as a priority free agent after the 2020 NFL draft. Coming out of Oregon, Breeland looked like an H-back prospect. He was injured last year and missed the whole season.

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  Ravens | Rashod Bateman draws praise    Sat May 15, 01:22 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Rashod Bateman's showing in the team's rookie minicamp so far drew praise from head coach John Harbaugh on Saturday, May 15. 'Impressions are very positive,' Harbaugh said during a news conference. 'He's a no-nonsense guy, has a nice demeanor about him. He's a quick learner. He's everything we thought he would be in terms of the athleticism, the skillset. That's usually the case, but not always the case. What you see is not always what you get. You don't know until you get them out there, in really the first rookie minicamp. And I would say that he is as advertised from a talent standpoint.'

Footballguys view: Bateman should be drawing rave reviews. It's rookie minicamp and not much goes on, but there is some footage of him making difficult grabs against air and that gets people excited. We love his route-running ability and Bateman should immediately become a favorite of QB Lamar Jackson. The Ravens are a run-heavy offense, and that's going to limit the production of Bateman. Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at WR58 (12.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Kene Nwangwu set to sign    Sat May 15, 01:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Kene Nwangwu on Saturday, May 15, agreed to terms on his rookie contract, and will sign a four-year, $4.23 million deal with a signing bonus of $752,800. He will carry a $848,200 salary cap hit.

Footballguys view: Nwangwu can take any carry to the house. That's what makes him dangerous as a runner in space or as a return man. He'll likely make his largest impact in 2021 on special teams for the Vikings.

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  Packers | Davante Adams made routes count    Sat May 15, 12:50 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams led the league with an average of 2.96 receiving yards per route run in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus data.

Footballguys view: Adams is fantastic, and he's the favorite target of QB Aaron Rodgers. With Rodgers perhaps wanting out of Green Bay, Adams fantasy value may change drastically if he's catching passes from Jordan Love (or Drew Lock?). Stay tuned.

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  Steelers | Najee Harris expecting targets    Sat May 15, 12:37 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris said Saturday, May 15, that the team seems to want to use him in the passing game and even split him out wide as a receiver.

Footballguys view: Harris was getting some ridiculous questions in his post-practice presser about his receiving ability. Yes, he can make crazy catches - he's got big hands and can be a reliable receiver out of the backfield or out wide/in the slot. Harris is a three-down back for the Steelers and should be able to handle a large workload from day one. Fantasy GMs are taking him at RB35 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues. He could easily outperform that ADP.

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  49ers | Marqise Lee at minicamp    Fri May 14, 10:12 PM

Free-agent WR Marqise Lee (Patriots) is participating in the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Lee had fine seasons for the Jaguars back in 2016 and 2017, but it's been all downhill for him since then. He's just trying to hang on in the league with this 49ers tryout.

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  Bears | Justin Fields to push for starting job    Fri May 14, 09:54 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields said he will do everything he can to earn the starting quarterback job.

Footballguys view: Fields doesn't need time to ramp up to the pro level. He was a standout quarterback for Ohio State and went through his progressions more than any other quarterback in his draft class. Fields will have to beat out Andy Dalton, which may not be that difficult. Not only is Fields a passer with intelligence and upside, he's a dangerous runner if the play breaks down.

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  Chiefs | Daurice Fountain trying out    Fri May 14, 09:39 PM

Free-agent WR Daurice Fountain (Colts) is participating in the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Fountain was a super deep sleeper when he joined the Colts a few years ago. However, injuries have derailed his career and took away most every chance he's had to impress. If healthy, Fountain can make plays but he's a long shot to make the Chiefs on this tryout.

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  Chargers | Four rookies sign contracts    Fri May 14, 08:19 PM

Los Angeles Chargers fifth-round draft choice OG Brenden Jaimes, sixth-round draft choice LB Nick Niemann, sixth-round draft choice RB Larry Rountree and seventh-round draft choice S Mark Webb signed four-year contracts with the Chargers Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Rountree is a player to watch in deep dynasty formats. In college at Missouri, Rountree was an attacking runner who is not afraid to mix it up between the tackles. He's not a pile pusher but he's got balance, burst and intent with the rock.

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  Bills | Four players trying out    Fri May 14, 07:56 PM

Free-agent WR Isaiah Ford (Dolphins), LB Joe Giles-Harris (Jaguars), DT Nazair Jones (Seahawks) and DT Eddie Vanderdoes (Texans) are participating in the Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Ford has had a cup of coffee in the league. He's strong after the catch and his experience might get him a shot if he impresses in this tryout.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Jermar Jefferson to deal    Fri May 14, 07:35 PM

Detroit Lions seventh-round draft choice RB Jermar Jefferson signed a four-year contract with the Lions Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Jefferson has great feet and the burst to get to and through the hole quickly. He's best used in space as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's buried on the depth chart with the Lions but we'll see how he does in deep dynasty formats.

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  Ravens | Tylan Wallace under contract    Fri May 14, 07:10 PM

Baltimore Ravens fourth-round draft choice WR Tylan Wallace signed a four-year contract with the Ravens Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Wallace has explosiveness and was one of the most productive receivers in the FBS. Over the last three years, he's averaged over 100 yards per game. Even though he's not a huge wide receiver, Wallace can win contested catches. Over the last three years, he's got 43 contested catches to his credit - most in the FBS. He needs to improve his routes in order to play up to his potential in the pros, but Wallace has the skill set and proven production to monitor in dynasty formats.

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  Giants | Kelvin Benjamin working at TE    Fri May 14, 07:06 PM

Free-agent WR Kelvin Benjamin (Chiefs) is working at tight end during the New York Giants rookie minicamp this weekend. He is participating on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Benjamin is a big-bodied wide receiver who hasn't played a regular season game since 2018. Moving to tight end could work as he could provide matchup problems for linebackers and safeties. We'll see if Benjamin can impress during this tryout.

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  Rams | Tutu Atwell agrees to terms    Fri May 14, 06:32 PM

Los Angeles Rams second-round draft choice WR Tutu Atwell agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Rams Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Atwell is explosive and can take short passes and turn them into long gains. He's incredibly small (165 pounds) but not many defenders get a chance to get a big hit on him. Atwell relies on his speed and explosiveness and lacks nuance as a route runner. Most of his snaps were from the slot, and over the last two years about 25 percent of his passes were behind the line of scrimmage. He's a gadget player but working with Sean McVay makes Atwell a player to watch.

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  Seahawks | Two draft choices under contract    Fri May 14, 05:29 PM

Seattle Seahawks second-round draft choice WR D'Wayne Eskridge and sixth-round draft choice OT Stone Forsythe agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the Seahawks Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Eskridge can flat out fly down the field. He averaged over 20 yards per catch over the last two seasons and is one of the most explosive players in this draft class. Eskridge is not a refined route runner and has limited experience lining up in the slot. Undersized at 5-foot, 9-inches and 190 pounds, we'll see how his blazing speed and limited route tree impact him as a rookie.

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  Broncos | Daesean Hamilton has torn ACL    Fri May 14, 05:02 PM

Denver Broncos WR Daesean Hamilton (knee) recently suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Hamilton was supposed to be released on Thursday. Then, it was revealed he might get traded away instead. Now, he's got an ACL injury and won't be able to pass a physical. He'll struggle to find a team in 2021 depending on how long his recovery takes from this injury.

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  Broncos | Denver to have 50-50 QB battle    Fri May 14, 02:43 PM

Denver Broncos QBs Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater will split offseason repetitions '50-50,' head coach Vic Fangio said Friday, May 14.

Footballguys view: Bridgewater is going to get a shot to be the starter. Lock was the starter for most of the year in 2020, but he was performing poorly and turning the ball over in most games. We'll see if Lock's offseason work, including film study with Peyton Manning, helps him beat out Bridgewater. The early season schedule for the Broncos is great (Giants, Jaguars, Jets) so the offense could get off to a hot start.

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  Packers | Coach: Aaron Rodgers wanted    Fri May 14, 02:17 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been the subject of rampant trade speculation since reports surfaced in late April that he wants out of Green Bay. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Friday, May 14, that there's 'nothing new to add' about the situation. 'We obviously still feel the same way,' LaFleur added. 'We want him back in the worst way. He knows that.'

Footballguys view: The Packers are trying their best to mend fences with Rodgers. There are rumblings that the team is working on a new contract that could make him the highest paid quarterback in the league. Jordan Love is not ready to take over as the team's starter and Rodgers is still playing at an elite level. Expect the Packers to make the strongest push possible to see if Rodgers will want to stay. June 1st is when his cap hit is greatly reduced in a trade, so that's a target date in this situation. Stay on the edge of your seat and stay tuned.

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  Giants | Corey Clement trying out for NYG    Fri May 14, 12:37 PM

Free agent RB Corey Clement (Eagles) is among the players trying out for the New York Giants at their rookie minicamp this weekend, according to a report Friday, May 15.

Footballguys view: Clement is trying to latch on with a new team and we'll see if he can impress during this tryout. He played only 108 snaps last year, rushing 21 times for 75 yards and one touchdown. Clement also chipped in with five catches for 25 yards. A few years ago (2017, 2018), Clement flashed some talent and was a reserve player to watch. Now, he's just trying to hang on in the league.

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  Dolphins | Jaylen Waddle signs rookie deal    Fri May 14, 11:47 AM

Miami Dolphins first-round pick WR Jaylen Waddle (Alabama) signed his four-year, fully guaranteed contract Friday, May 14. Financial terms weren't disclosed, and all first-round picks have an option for a fifth year.

Footballguys view: Waddle was arguably the best wide receiver in this draft class. He's already got a connection with QB Tua Tagovailoa from their days together in college at Alabama, and that chemistry should show up quickly on the field in the pros. Waddle was mainly used in the slot but he does have experience lining up out wide. Despite his size (182 pounds) Waddle is strong at the catch point, and he's got speed, speed and more speed. Waddle looks like the total package at the wide receiver position and can have fantasy relevance from day one. He could easily outperform his current ADP of WR57 (12.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady to throw next week    Fri May 14, 09:14 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) plans to resume throwing next week after he said he had a 'pretty serious knee surgery' after the Super Bowl.

Footballguys view: Brady will get eased back into action with the Buccaneers. In a recent interview, Brady admitted that he spent a lot of time tending to his knee during last year and never fully grasped the Bruce Arians playbook. With a year in the system and a healthy knee, Brady could at least match (or best?) the numbers (40 touchdowns) that made him the no.7 fantasy quarterback in 2020.

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  Bears | Kyle Sloter to try out    Thu May 13, 11:32 PM

Free-agent QB Kyle Sloter (Raiders) will participate in the Chicago Bears upcoming rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Sloter has played for the Bears before. He had a tryout with them last summer but didn't land on the practice squad until November. Sloter is just trying to hang on in the league at this point.

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  Packers | Two Packers rookies agrees to terms    Thu May 13, 09:47 PM

Green Bay Packers sixth-round draft choice OG Cole Van Lanen and seventh-round draft choice RB Kylin Hill agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the Packers Thursday, May 13, according to sources. Van Lanen is scheduled to make $3,663,680 million, while Hill's financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hill is a player who could be a late-round steal for the Packers. He has great feet for a big back and can make his own space with power and elusiveness. Hill is a good receiving option and can be a three-down player. He's working to be the no.3 back for the Packers this year behind Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.

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  Giants | Kelvin Benjamin expected to try out    Thu May 13, 09:43 PM

Free-agent WR Kelvin Benjamin (Chiefs) is expected to participate in the New York Giants rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Giants are updating their emergency list here with a player GM Dave Gettlemen knows from his days in Carolina. Benjamin hasn't played in a regular season game since 2018 and is no longer the player he used to be.

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  Vikings | Three draft picks reach deals    Thu May 13, 09:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings fifth-round draft choice WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, fifth-round draft choice TE Zach Davidson and sixth-round draft choice DT Jaylen Twyman agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the Vikings Thursday, May 13, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Smith-Marsette has a nice size/speed combination and can get by defenders with ease. He has "late hands" when passes are incoming, so he doesn't tip off cornerbacks that he's going to make a catch. Smith-Marsette is buried on the depth chart now, but he could develop into a no.3 receiver for the Vikings in the future. Watch him in dynasty formats.

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  Cowboys | Four picks agree to terms    Thu May 13, 09:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys fifth-round draft choice WR Simi Fehoko, sixth-round draft choice DT Quinton Bohanna, sixth-round draft choice S Israel Mukuamu and seventh-round draft choice OG Matt Farniok agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the Cowboys Thursday, May 13, according to sources. Financia terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Fehoko is a downfield threat as evidenced by his school record 23.6 yards per catch in 2019. Over 77 percent of his passes went for a first down or a touchdown during his college career at Stanford. Fehoko can run by defenders and is physical at the catch point. We'll watch him in dynasty formats in that high-powered Cowboys offense.

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  Football Team | Nine draft picks sign contracts    Thu May 13, 08:54 PM

Washington Football Team second-round draft choice OT Samuel Cosmi, third-round draft choices CB Benjamin St-Juste and WR Dyami Brown, fourth-round draft choice TE John Bates, fifth-round draft choice S Darrick Forrest Jr., sixth-round draft choice LS Camaron Cheeseman and seventh-round draft choices DE William Bradley-King, DE Shaka Toney and WR Dax Milne signed four-year contracts with Washington Thursday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Brown is a player Fantasy GMs should monitor as he goes through training camp with Washington. He can turn defenders around and has the speed to take the top off the defense to provide a big-play target down the field for his quarterback. Milne was a steady receiver in college and a favorite target of no.2 overall draft pick Zach Wilson (Jets). We'll see how his skill set translates to the pro level.

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  Chiefs | KC signs rest of draft class    Thu May 13, 07:29 PM

Kansas City Chiefs second-round draft choice C Creed Humphrey, fourth-round draft choice DE Joshua Kaindoh, fifth-round draft choice TE Noah Gray and fifth-round draft choice WR Cornell Powell signed four-year contracts with the Chiefs Thursday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The player we are most interested in here is Powell. He may be a no.2 receiver for the Chiefs someday, a role that would have plenty of fantasy value. Powell has great ball skills and can track passes down field with ease. He needs to clean up his route running but the skill is there for him to be a no.2 in the league. Gray is a player we'll monitor in dynasty formats, and his skill set is that of an H-back/Tight End who can contribute as a receiver and as a blocker.

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  Browns | Cleveland signs three rookies    Thu May 13, 07:24 PM

Cleveland Browns fifth-round draft choice LB Tony Fields II, fifth-round draft choice S Richard LeCounte III and sixth-round draft choice RB Demetric Felton signed four-year contracts with the Browns Thursday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Felton is listed as a running back, but he's really built like a slot receiver. He can contribute out of the backfield and is dangerous in space with his ankle-breaking quickness. He can also line up in the slot and catch passes, so it will be interesting to see how Cleveland uses him as a gadget player.

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