Fantasy Football News & Views
Eagles | Zach Ertz not at workouts Mon May 17, 02:41 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz did not report for the start of offseason workouts Monday, May 17, and is expected to stay away until his situation is resolved, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Ertz might be traded if the Eagles can find a partner willing to pay their requested price (rumored to be a third-round pick). He's a sound veteran but that $12.7 million cap hit is going to be tough to move. Stay tuned.|
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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.|
Giants | Two players let go Sun May 16, 02:13 PM
New York Giants RB Jordan Chunn and TE Nate Wieting were waived Sunday, May 16.Link to story
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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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.|
O.J. Howard player page
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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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.|
Cowboys | Four UDFAs join Dallas Fri May 14, 09:00 PM
Undrafted free-agent SS Tyler Coyle (Purdue), WR Brennan Eagles (Texas), TE Nick Eubanks (Michigan) and TE Nick Ralston (Louisiana-Lafayette) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Bengals | Two players sign with Bengals Fri May 14, 05:06 PM
Free-agent QB Eric Dungey (Browns) and undrafted free-agent TE Cheyenne O'Grady (Arkansas) signed with the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, May 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
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Titans | Eight UDFAs agree to terms Thu May 13, 11:38 PM
Undrafted free-agent PK Blake Haubeil (Ohio State), OT Chandon Herring (Brigham Young), DT Naquan Jones (Michigan State), OG Cole Banwart (Iowa), TE Miller Forristall (Alabama), LB Justus Reed (Virginia Tech), RB Mekhi Sargent (Iowa) and P James Smith (Cincinnati) agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
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.|
Falcons | Parker Hesse joins Atlanta Thu May 13, 09:31 PM
Free-agent TE Parker Hesse (Titans) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
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.|
Bears | Twelve college FAs joins Bears Thu May 13, 08:15 PM
Undrafted free-agent DT Daniel Archibong (Temple), TE Scooter Harrington (Stanford), PK Brian X. Johnson (Virginia Tech), LB Caleb Johnson (Houston Baptist), DT Sam Kamara (Stony Brook), WR Khalil McClain (Troy), OG Dareuan Parker (Mississippi State), CB Dionte Ruffin (Western Kentucky), DT Thomas Schaffer (Stanford), LB Charles Snowden (Virginia), OT Gunnar Vogel (Northwestern) and OG William Cervenka (Clemson) signed with the Chicago Bears Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
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.|
Cardinals | Three UDFAs joins Arizona Thu May 13, 07:21 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Lorenzo Burns (Arizona), TE Bruno Labelle (Cincinnati) and DT Cam Murray (Oklahoma State) signed with the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami signs four college FAs Thu May 13, 06:32 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Jaytlin Askew (Georgia Tech), DT Jerome X. Johnson (Indiana), OG Rob Jones (Middle Tennessee) and TE Carl Tucker (Alabama) signed with the Miami Dolphins Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Texans | Two more Houston rookies sign Wed May 12, 08:25 PM
Houston Texans TE Brevin Jordan and DT Roy Lopez both signed four-year rookie contracts Wednesday, May 12. Financial terms of the contracts weren't disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Jordan is an athletic tight end who can get open down the seam. He can create large windows for his quarterback and is a player we'll monitor closely as he potentially moves to the top of the Texans depth chart at the tight end position.|
Lions | Josh Hill on retired list Mon May 10, 05:00 PM
Detroit Lions TE Josh Hill was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Monday, May 10.Link to story
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Chiefs | Sean Culkin let go Mon May 10, 04:30 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Sean Culkin was released Monday, May 10.Link to story
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Titans | Tennessee cuts three players Mon May 10, 04:05 PM
Tennessee Titans TE Parker Hesse, LB Matthew Orzech and LB Nate Orchard were waived Monday, May 10.Link to story
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Football Team | Marcus Baugh let go Mon May 10, 01:12 PM
Washington Football Team TE Marcus Baugh was released Monday, May 10.Link to story
Jets | Five players trying out Sun May 9, 02:14 PM
Free-agent WRs Trevor Davis (Washington), WR Steven Mitchell Jr. (Texans) and WR Damion Willis (Jaguars) participated in the New York Jets rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Undrafted free-agent TE Daniel Crawford (Northern Illinois) and DT Mustafa Johnson (Colorado) also tried out for the team.
|Footballguys view: Willis is the player to watch here. Undrafted out of Troy in 2019, Willis looked like a player to monitor in deep dynasty formats with the Bengals. He had two starts as a rookie but did not make the team in 2020. Instead, Willis was picked up by the Browns and then released with a failed physical designation. He signed with the Jaguars practice squad late last year and spent about a month on the team. We'll see if he can impress enough at this tryout to earn a chance at a spot with the Jets in the offseason.|
Trevor Davis player page
Damion Willis player page
Vikings | Shane Zylstra joins Vikings Fri May 7, 04:37 PM
Undrafted free-agent TE Shane Zylstra (Minnesota State) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, May 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Zylstra went undrafted out of Minnesota State in 2020. He played wide receiver in college and set records for the program. Zylstra broke the school record for receptions (81 catches in 2019) that was shared by Thielen (2012) and Chad Ellman (1996). We'll watch him in crazy deep dynasty formats.|
Jets | NYJ add 12 UDFAs Fri May 7, 12:52 PM
Undrafted free agent DB Isaiah Dunn, DL Michael Dwumfour, LB Camilo Eifler, OL Parker Ferguson, OL Grant Hermanns, OL Tristen Hoge, PK Chris Naggar, S Jordyn Peters, DE Hamilcar Rashed Jr., OL Teton Saltes, LB Brendon White and TE Kenny Yeboah on Friday, May 7, signed with the New York Jets.
|Footballguys view: Yeboah is a player we'll monitor in deep dynasty formats. He was a move tight end at Ole Miss and can create mismatches against linebackers and safeties. Yeboah had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl earlier this year where he stood out in the "F" position. If he further develops there could be something there for the Jets.|
Jets | Josh Doctson among 6 released Fri May 7, 12:41 PM
New York Jets LB Kyron Brown, TE Connor Davis, WR Josh Doctson, OL Leo Koloamatangi, PK Chase McLaughlin and WR Jaleel Scott on Friday, May 7, were released by the team. Also Friday, the Jets placed S Saquan Hampton on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.Link to story
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Seahawks | Seattle signs Nick Guggemos Thu May 6, 08:00 PM
Street free-agent TE Nick Guggemos signed with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, May 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Guggemos was a wide receiver in college at Division III University of St. Thomas. He's going to try and convert to tight end in the NFL.|
Lions | Josh Hill officially retires Thu May 6, 07:46 PM
Detroit Lions TE Josh Hill announced his retirement from professional football Thursday, May 6.
|Footballguys view: Hill announced his retirement a week or so ago, and now it's official. The Lions signed him earlier this offseason and Hill spent all of his career with the Saints. Detroit ended up adding Darren Fells earlier this week. Fells will likely work as the primary backup to starter T.J. Hockenson.|
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Dolphins | Miami adds Jibri Blount Thu May 6, 04:22 PM
Street free-agent TE Jibri Blount signed with the Miami Dolphins Thursday, May 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Football Team | Deon Yelder signing with Washington Wed May 5, 08:01 PM
Free-agent TE Deon Yelder (Chiefs) is signing with the Washington Football Team, according to his agent Wednesday, May 5.Link to story
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Lions | Darren Fells to Detroit a done deal Wed May 5, 04:01 PM
Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, May 5.Link to story
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Lions | Darren Fells set to join Detroit Wed May 5, 02:30 PM
Free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, May 5.
|Footballguys view: With Josh Hill retiring, the Lions needed to add more depth to the tight end room. Fells is a huge target and can be a presence in the red zone. His size also makes him a fine blocker when tasked with that duty. Fells should work in as the primary backup to starter T.J. Hockenson in 2021.|
Darren Fells player page
Broncos | Shaun Beyer financials Tue May 4, 03:44 PM
Updating a previous report, TE Shaun Beyer's rookie free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos includes $125,000 guaranteed - $110,000 in salary and a $15,000 signing bonus.Link to story
Lions | Darren Fells set to meet with Detroit Tue May 4, 03:01 PM
Free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) is scheduled to visit with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, May 4.
|Footballguys view: Fells is a big-bodied veteran tight end who can contribute as a blocker and receiver. If added, he would work to find a spot on the depth chart behind starter T.J. Hockenson.|
Darren Fells player page
Cardinals | Bernhard Seikovits added to Cards Tue May 4, 10:58 AM
Free-agent TE Bernhard Seikovits (Austria) has been allocated to the Arizona Cardinals through the NFL's International Player Pathway Program.
|Footballguys view: This program is always interesting for Fantasy GMs who play in the deepest of deep dynasty leagues. Seikovits is a 252-pound tight end who played quarterback overseas. He won two European Championships as a quarterback for the U19 national team.|
Colts | Mo Alie-Cox terms Tue May 4, 09:25 AM
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox will earn $3.384 million in 2021.
|Footballguys view: Alie-Cox has been developing as a tight end and hopes to improve his numbers from last year. He works as a backup to Jack Doyle but does get some work in the red zone.|
Mo Alie-Cox player page
Cowboys | Dallas signs several UDFAs Tue May 4, 01:07 AM
The Dallas Cowboys signed undrafted free agents RB JaQuan Hardy (Tiffin), WR Osirus Mitchell (Mississippi State), TE Artayvious Lynn (TCU), OL Braylon Jones (Houston), DL Austin Faoliu (Oregon) and LB Anthony Hines (Texas A&M) on Sunday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: Lynn is a big-bodied blocker who tested well at TCU's pro day. He could perhaps be asked to do more as a receiver than he was in college (22 career receptions, 2 touchdowns). Hardy was a productive back for Tiffin in 2019, showcasing a nose for the end zone and good play speed with little wasted motion as a runner.|
Raiders | Las Vegas adds eight UDFAs Tue May 4, 12:44 AM
The Las Vegas Raiders signed undrafted free agents RBs Trey Ragas (Louisiana-Lafayette) and Garrett Groshek (Wisconsin), WR Dillon Stoner (Oklahoma State), TE Matt Bushman (BYU), OT Devery Hamilton (Duke), DT Darius Stills (West Virginia), LB Max Richardson (Boston College) and DB TJ Morrison (Stony Brook) on Sunday, May 2.
|Footballguys view: Groshek originally went to Madison as a quarterback but converted to running back. He'll try to latch on with the Raiders as a power player. Ragas was a football legend in the state of Louisiana. He has a nose for the end zone and runs with natural instincts and vision. Ragas is a player we'll monitor in crazy deep dynasty formats.|
Broncos | Four UDFAs joining Denver Mon May 3, 11:47 PM
Undrafted free-agent WRs Warren Jackson (Colorado State) and WR Devontres Dukes (South Florida), FB Adam Prentice (South Carolina) and TE Shaun Beyer (Iowa) agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos on Monday, May 3.
|Footballguys view: Beyer followed up Noah Fant in college at Iowa but he's a different player from his predecessor. He's a tough, hard-nosed blocker who can help out with the ground game. Jackson is a huge target (six-feet, six-inches) and has a large wingspan to help him play 'above the rim.' He's a red zone threat immediately and should be angling to make the Broncos practice squad since their wide receiver room is jam-packed with talent.|
Titans | Tennessee adding three UDFAs Mon May 3, 10:32 PM
Undrafted free-agent FB Tory Carter (Louisiana State) and TE Briley Moore (Kansas State) reportedly agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, May 2.Link to story
Lions | Detroit agrees to terms with 11 UDFAs Mon May 3, 05:40 PM
Undrafted free-agent S D'Angelo Amos (Virginia), LB Tavante Beckett (Marshall), RB Rakeem Boyd (Arkansas), TE Jake Hausmann (Ohio State), C Drake Jackson (Kentucky), CB Jerry Jacobs (Arkansas), OG Tommy Kraemer (Notre Dame), WR Javon McKinley (Notre Dame), RB Dedrick Mills (Nebraska), CB AJ Parker (Kansas State) and TE Brock Wright (Notre Dame) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 3. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Broncos | Eric Saubert signs with Denver Mon May 3, 05:02 PM
Free-agent TE Eric Saubert (Jaguars) signed with the Denver Broncos Monday, May 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Saubert has bounced around the league but can contribute as an "F" tight end who is an effort blocker. He has experience working under Broncos tight end coach Wade Harman from when they were both with the Falcons. The Broncos are thin at the position behind starter Noah Fant.|
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Steelers | Pittsburgh makes changes to roster Mon May 3, 03:37 PM
Free-agent CB DeMarkus Acy (Seahawks) signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, May 3. Financial terms were not disclosed. The team also waived TE Charles Jones and P Corliss Waitman.Link to story
Falcons | Atlanta adds 18 UDFAs Mon May 3, 01:44 PM
Undrafted free-agent OT Jack Batho IV (South Dakota School of Mines), DT Zac Dawe (Brigham Young), LB Dorian Etheridge (Louisville), OG Bryce Hargrove (Pittsburgh), RB Caleb Huntley (Ball State), LB Eli Howard (Texas Tech), S Dwayne Johnson (San Diego State), LB Kobe Jones (Mississippi State), CB Marcus Murphy (Mississippi State), OG Ryan Neuzil (Appalachian State), WR Antonio Nunn (Buffalo), S JR Pace (Northwestern), LB Alani Pututau (Adams State), TE John Raine (Northwestern), OG Joe Sculthorpe (North Carolina State), OT Keion Smith (Fayetteville State), LB Erroll Thompson (Mississippi State) and WR Austin Trammell (Rice) agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Monday, May 3. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Huntley is an interesting running back to monitor. He's a strong runner with a low center of gravity and plenty of leg drive. Huntley wasn't proven as a receiver out of the backfield but he gives great effort anytime he touches the ball. The Falcons need running back help and Huntley could work his way onto the 53-man roster but as a priority free agent he's more likely to land on the practice squad.|
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Colts | Mo Alie-Cox under contract Mon May 3, 01:06 PM
Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent TE Mo Alie-Cox signed his one-year tender offer Monday, May 3. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Alie-Cox stays with the Colts as a restricted free agent and we'll see if his role grows this upcoming season. His 38 targets in 2020 were the most of his career and he could get a similar amount of passes thrown his way this season. With Jack Doyle ahead of him on the depth chart it seems like Alie-Cox is going to be in a TEBC once again.|
Mo Alie-Cox player page
Falcons | Hayden Hurst's option not picked up Mon May 3, 08:43 AM
Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst will not have his fifth-year option exercised, and he'll be a free agent after the 2021 season.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. With the Falcons selecting TE Kyle Pitts with the no.4 overall pick it's a sign that they'll likely move on from Hurst after this season. After struggling to impress with the Ravens, Hurst did flash that first-round talent in his first year with the Falcons last season. When he hits the open market in 2022 there should be more than a few teams interested in making him a no.1 tight end.|
Hayden Hurst player page
Bills | Buffalo adds Quintin Morris Sun May 2, 09:36 PM
Undrafted free-agent TE Quintin Morris (Bowling Green) agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills.
|Footballguys view: Morris was a converted wide receiver who led the team in receiving over the last two seasons. He's got experience lining up all over the field and can even line up in the backfield as an H-back. Morris isn't overly fast or overly strong, but he's an effort blocker who has good receiving skill and a basketball background which helps him fight for the ball. He's still learning the nuances of the position and is a developmental prospect who is looking to make the practice squad as a future "F" tight end.|
Eagles | Philly brings in Jack Stoll Sun May 2, 09:06 PM
Undrafted free-agent TE Jack Stoll (Nebraska) agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, May 2.Link to story
Falcons | Kyle Pitts the total package Sun May 2, 08:23 PM
Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts led all tight ends in the 2021 draft class in average depth of target and yards per route run, and he didn't drop any of his 66 targets.
|Footballguys view: Pitts is the total package as a receiver, because that's what he basically is. There is "TE" next to his name, but his game is that of a "WR" and he is going to be tough for defenses to contend with.|
Saints | New Orleans adds 11 college FAs Sun May 2, 03:36 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Bryce Thompson (Tennessee), CB Trill Williams (Syracuse), CB Lawrence Woods (Truman State), S Eric Burrell (Wisconsin), DT Josiah Bronson (Washington), LB Shaq Smith (Maryland), OG Mike Brown (West Virginia), OT Alex Hoffman (Carroll), P Nolan Cooney (Syracuse), RB Stevie Scott III (Indiana) and TE Dylan Soehner (Iowa State) agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, May 2. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story