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1.Franchise tag deadline is delayed by 2 d... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the NFL has delayed the franchise and transition tag deadline by two days. Analysis: Teams can place their tags between February 27 and March 12 now, which slightly helps teams navigate the salary cap with the CBA discussions being a big priority at the moment. ESPN's Adam Schefter also reports that teams will be able to use a franchise and transition tag this season, pending a new CBA agreement. Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston are two players who could potentially be tagged depending on how the next few weeks go.4 hours
2.49ers | George Kitle to reset market? (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's next contract will likely make him the first tight end to earn more than $13 million per year and have more than $30 million in guarantees, according to former NFL agent Joel Corry.4 hours
3.Dynasty | Danny Amendola re-signs with the Lions (Dynasty League Football) The Detroit Lions have re-signed wide receiver Danny Amendola to a one-year deal. Analysis: Amendola was solid, though far from spectacular in his lone season in the Motor City last year. While his 62 catches and 678 yards were the second most of his career, it's tough to see Amendola moving the needle much in dynasty leagues. At this point, he looks like a bit of a roster clogger as the team's third or fourth option behind Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay and possible TJ Hockenson.4 hours
4.Dynasty | Josh Doctson signs with the Jets (Dynasty League Football) The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Josh Doctson. Analysis: The former first round pick never reached his potential with the Redskins and will now attempt to resurrect his career with the Jets after a failed stint in Minnesota last season. Doctson's career totals of 81 catches for 1,100 yards and eight scores don't move the needle much, but he's a nice shot in the dark for a team desperate for playmakers. This move likely means the Jets could be moving on from both Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa.4 hours
5.Falcons | Big money for Austin Hooper? (thehuddle) Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper's new contract will likely be in the range of $44 million over four years with $26.5 million guaranteed, in the opinion of former NFL agent Joel Corry. Analysis: Despite being hobbled in the second of the season with an MCL strain, Hooper still managed to deliver a career year in 2019. He's topped 70 receptions in each of the past two seasons, and while he may no be back with the Falcons in 2020, Hooper should remain in the TE1 mix wherever he suits up.5 hours
6.Packers sign Mason Crosby to 3-year exte... (Rotoworld) Packers signed K Mason Crosby to a three-year, $12.9 extension. Analysis: Crosby will be wrapping up his age-38 season when this extension runs it's course. The veteran kicker had a bounce-back season in 2019 after two-straight iffy years in 2017 and 2018. Over his last three seasons, Crosby has made 84% of his field goals and 96% of his extra points.6 hours
7.Mason Crosby: Signs three-year deal with Packers (RotoWire) Crosby signed a three-year contract with the Packers on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: The Packers locked up their long-time kicker before he entered free agency, bringing back Crosby on a three-year deal. Last year, his 13th season with the franchise, Crosby connected on 92 percent of his field goals, easily the best mark in his career, while also nailing 40 of 41 extra-point attempts.7 hours
8.Ben Roethlisberger: Spotted throwing (RotoWire) Roethlisberger (elbow) was shown lofting passes in a performance center Saturday. Analysis: The Roethlisberger recovery tour continued Saturday, with the Steelers teasing a five-second video showcasing the veteran quarterback attempting passes in the performance center. Both head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert have expressed certainty in Roethlisberger's status for the 2020 season in recent days, although the exact rehab timeline remains unknown. The 37-year-old underwent surgery on his throwing elbow Sept. 23.7 hours
9.Bears | Devante Bond re-ups (thehuddle) Chicago Bears LB Devante Bond was re-signed to a one-year contract Saturday, Feb. 22. Financial terms weren't disclosed.7 hours
10.PIT posts video of Big Ben (elbow) throw... (Rotoworld) The Steelers posted a video of Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) throwing a football. Analysis: Roethlisberger has a massive beard and was gingerly "throwing" this pigskin, but these are signs of life for the veteran quarterback. He appears to be making real progress after a major surgery last season. Both the Steelers' GM and head coach have expressed public optimism regarding Big Ben's Week 1 outlook. Expect Roethlisberger to inch his way towards training camp before surging up his workload right before the season starts. The Steelers should compete for a playoff spot if Roethlisber... (More)8 hours
11.Devante Bond: Re-signs with Bears (RotoWire) Bond has re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract ahead of the 2020 season, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Bond was suspended for four games last season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He ended up recording just three solo tackles in seven games with the team. He will now set his sights on earning a bigger role heading into the upcoming season.9 hours
12.Packers | Mason Crosby agrees to extension (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby signed a three-year contract extension Saturday, Feb. 22. Analysis: Crosby converted 22 of 24 field-goal attempts and 40 of 41 extra points in 2019. He'll turn 36 years old in early September but will remain a top fantasy option most weeks while kicking behind the high-powered Packers offense.10 hours
13.Danny Amendola: To re-sign with Lions (RotoWire) Amendola will re-sign with the Lions on a one-year deal, Peter Schrager of Good Morning Football reports. Analysis: Amendola hauled in 62 passes for 678 yards and one touchdown in 15 games for the Lions last season. The 34-year-old will be entering his 12th season in 2020 and second in Detroit. He figures to once again help out in the slot.10 hours
14.Ravens make Don Martindale highest paid ... (Rotoworld) Ravens signed DC Don Martindale to a three-year extension. Analysis: Martindale's new contract will make him the highest paid defensive coordinator in the league. After the Marcus Peters trade, Martindale's defense was amongst the best in the AFC, which led to a 14-2 regular season record. The Ravens have to be worried that Martindale could bolt for a head coaching gig in upcoming seasons, so making him the highest paid defensive coordinator was necessary to keep him in the building.10 hours
15.Danny Amendola re-signs on one-year deal (Rotoworld) Lions re-signed WR Danny Amendola to a one-year contract. Analysis: The was expected after a rebound year that saw Amendola finish just short of career highs. Amendola will remain locked in the slot behind Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, but his targets are going to take a hit with a healthy T.J. Hockenson returning in 2020. With Amendola signed, the Lions can turn their attention to extending Golladay.10 hours
16.Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger starts throwing (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) was throwing a football indoors in a video shared by the team Saturday, Feb. 22. Analysis: It was previously reported Roethlisberger is on track to return in time for Week 1, and this is certainly a positive development. He's unlikely to take much contact this offseason or in the preseason, as he's eased back into action for the regular season. He'll be a mid-tier QB1 if there are no setbacks.10 hours
17.Jordan Phillips expected to test free ag... (Rotoworld) The Bills aren't expected to re-sign free agent DT Jordan Phillips. Analysis: Phillips will test the open market coming off a career year. There should be no shortage of interest in the 27-year-old after exploding for 9.5 sacks in 2019. With Phillips unlikely to be back in Buffalo, Ed Oliver will step into an every-down role.11 hours
18.Josh Doctson signs with New York Jets (FantasyPros) The Jets have signed wide receiver Josh Doctson. Analysis: Docston, a former first round pick, spent most of the 2019 season with the Vikings. However, he played in one game and didn't catch any passes. He'll be receiver depth for the Jets in 2020.11 hours
19.Jets take flyer on WR Josh Doctson (Rotoworld) Jets signed WR Josh Doctson. Analysis: Doctson was cut by the Redskins last August and spent part of 2019 on the Vikings' practice squad. He's a low-risk flyer for the Jets, who aren't expected to re-sign Robby Anderson and could move on from Quincy Enunwa. Doctson should stick around for the offseason but he's a long shot to make it past final cuts.11 hours
20.Josh Doctson: Signs with Jets (RotoWire) Doctson has agreed to a deal with the Jets. Analysis: Doctson, a first-round pick in 2016, was waived by both the Redskins and Vikings in 2020. He only played seven offensive snaps in Minnesota due to a nagging hamstring injury. He will now look to make an impression with the Jets during the offseason and earn a role catching passes from Sam Darnold.11 hours
21.Kendrick Bourne could get second-round t... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers may use a second-round tender on restricted free agent Kendrick Bourne. Analysis: Bourne went undrafted in 2017, so the 49ers wouldn't get any compensation if they gave him an original round tender. It would be more cost-effective for San Francisco to sign Bourne to a long-term deal that lowers his cap hit. Bourne would make $3.3 million on a second-round tender.13 hours
22.Steelers likely to move on from Ramon Fo... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Brooke Pryor expects the Steelers to release LG Ramon Foster. Analysis: Foster has a $5.6 million cap hit going into his age-34 season. The Steelers can save $4 million in cap space from cutting him with only $1.6 million in dead money. With swingman B.J. Finney a free agent, Pittsburgh may use Foster's cap savings to re-sign Finney.13 hours
23.Lions | Danny Amendola re-ups with Detroit (thehuddle) Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola will sign a one-year extension with the team, according to league sources Saturday, Feb. 22. Analysis: Amendola had four games of seven-plus catches and 95-plus yards, accounting for the bulk of his 62-678-1 season in 2019. He remains a WR5 consideration in PPR formats.13 hours
24.Vikings hoping to re-sign Everson Griffe... (Rotoworld) The Vikings are open to re-signing DE Everson Griffen at a reduced salary. Analysis: Griffen voided the final three years of his contract, but he may accept a hometown discount to stay in Minnesota after playing on a restructured deal last season. The Vikings have one of the worst cap situations in the league, so they'd have to get creative to fit him. Stephen Weatherly and Ifeadi Odenigbo are the Vikings' in-house options to replace Griffen.14 hours
25.Jon Feliciano coming off torn rotator cu... (Rotoworld) Bills RG Jon Feliciano underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder after the season. Analysis: Feliciano started all 16 games for Buffalo after signing a two-year pact last offseason. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 35 guard out of 82 qualifiers. Starting LG Quinton Spain is a free agent, and there's talk of kicking RT Cody Ford inside to guard. Feliciano should be ready for training camp.14 hours
26.Anthony Harris candidate for franchise t... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Courtney Cronin considers free agent Anthony Harris a candidate for the franchise tag. Analysis: The Vikings haven't used the franchise tag since 2011, but they could be forced to this offseason with Harris, Everson Griffen, Anthony Barr, and DT Sheldon Richardson all free agents. Coming off a career year, franchising Harris makes the most sense for the cash-strapped Vikings. Harris would cost $12.7 million under the tag.14 hours
27.Bengals | A.J. Green likely to re-sign (thehuddle) Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) wasn't dealt at the trade deadline last fall, making it highly unlikely that the Bengals will let him walk in free agency, in the opinion of Pro Football Focus analyst Anthony Treash. Analysis: It would certainly be a boon for presumptive No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow to have Green as his top target, but also keep in mind that Green will turn 32 in July and has played a grand total of 17 offensive snaps since October of 2018. He's now a WR2/3 until proven otherwise on the field.14 hours
28.Jets | Josh Doctson lands with Jets (thehuddle) Free-agent WR WR Josh Doctson (Vikings) on Saturday, Feb. 22, signed an undisclosed deal with the New York Jets.15 hours
29.Jack Conklin 'definitely' on Browns' rad... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jake Trotter reports the Browns are "definitely" interested in free agent RT Jack Conklin. Analysis: The Browns had some of the worst tackle play in the league from Greg Robinson and Chris Hubbard last season. With Robinson not expected back, Cleveland may look to sign Conklin and draft a left tackle to revamp its offensive line. The Browns cleared $13 million in cap space from releasing T.J. Carrie, Eric Kush, and Demetrius Harris earlier this week.15 hours
30.Colts | Indy interested in Nelson Agholor? (thehuddle) The Indianapolis Colts could have interest in Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Nelson Agholor this offseason.20 hours
31.Lions | Damon Harrison release was a mutual agreement (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, free-agent DT Damon Harrison said in a Twitter post that his release from the Detroit Lions was a mutual agreement. The move frees up $6.7 million in salary cap space for the team.21 hours
32.Dynasty | Nelson Agholor linked to Colts (Dynasty League Football) Free agent wide receiver Nelson Agholor could end up in Indianapolis Analysis: It's unclear if this is a guess or the author has inside information but the phrasing suggests the latter. Agholor has history with both Frank Reich and newly appointing wide receiver coach Mike Groh so this move does make sense. It's clear the Eagles will be moving on from the drop-prone and streaky player though a change of scenery could provide a catalyst for upside for the 26 year old who does possess plus-level route chops. With 15 touchdowns over hi... (More)1 day
33.Dynasty | Taylor Gabriel to be released (Dynasty League Football) The Bears will release wide receiver Taylor Gabriel Analysis: The 29 year old amassed 29 receptions, 353 yards and four touchdowns over nine games in 2019. Three of the touchdowns coming in a game vs. the Redskins in late November. Other than that single game, Gabriel held little fantasy relevance in other action as the offensive deep threat for the Bears. He's certain to catch onto another team in the coming months and remains on the farthest reaches of the dynasty radar in deep-roster leagues. He's found as DLF's WR106.1 day
34.Odell Beckham Jr. (core) on track for OTAs (FantasyPros) Odell Beckham Jr. (core) is expected to be ready for OTAs. Analysis: Beckham underwent core muscle surgery in late-January. It was an injury that affected him most of the season. He has already been cleared for light workouts and should be healthier entering year two with the Browns.1 day
35.Jameis Winston could get a two-year extension from Bucs (FantasyPros) Jenna Laine of ESPN reports the Bucs are considering a two-year extension for quarterback Jameis Winston. Analysis: The second year would be a team option for Tampa Bay, but Winston would be guaranteed $27 million this season - same as the franchise tag. The Bucs have also been linked to Philip Rivers this off-season so nothing can be considered official just yet.1 day
36.Harrison Phillips (knee) making progress (Rotoworld) Bills DT Harrison Phillips (knee) hopes to be 100 percent for training camp. Analysis: Phillips is five months removed from tearing his ACL. He'll likely sit out all of OTAs but has a chance to get in some training camp reps. Phillips was playing around 40 percent of snaps before going down last year and should return in a rotational role.1 day
37.Packers | Company for Aaron Rodgers? (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' eventual replacement could be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst. 'It's a good crop this year,' Gutekunst said. 'It's a good group of quarterbacks. I think it's a little deeper than it has been in the past. It will be interesting.'1 day
38.Bucs considering two-year deal for Winst... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jenna Laine reports the Bucs have considered a two-year extension for Jameis Winston. Analysis: Winston would get a fully guaranteed $27 million salary this season — roughly the same the Bucs would pay him under the franchise tag — and a team option for 2021. It's not a very player-friendly deal, but re-signing with the Bucs would allow Winston to rehab his value in a scheme that saw him throw for the eighth-most yards in NFL history last year. Winston may also be a candidate for the transition tag, which would pay him $2.5 million less than being franchised. The Bucs have been... (More)1 day
39.Titans | Corey Davis' days numbered? (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis is unlikely to have his fifth-year optioned picked up, according to John Glennon of The Athletic, and Glennon believes the Titans will move on from Davis after the 2020 season if his production doesn't improve. Analysis: The former fifth overall pick has never lived up to expectations, and with A.J. Brown now looking like the go-to weapon in the Tennessee passing attack, a breakout season for Davis in 2020 seems doubtful. He's more of a WR4 candidate at this point.1 day
40.Odell Beckham (core) on track for OTAs (Rotoworld) Odell Beckham (core surgery) expects to be ready for OTAs. Analysis: Beckham posted a video on his Instagram of him running on a treadmill this week. It's obviously a good sign that he's already cleared for light workouts. Beckham should be fully recovered by mid-March, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Browns move him slowly.1 day
41.Austin Hooper likely to command $11M ann... (Rotoworld) Salary-cap analyst Joel Corry predicts free agent TE Austin Hooper will command at least a four-year, $44 million contract. Analysis: Hooper should also land fully guaranteed salaries over the first two years. With Hunter Henry potentially getting franchised, Hooper is going to reset the tight end market this offseason, whether it's with Atlanta or another team. Talks between the Falcons and Hooper should heat up at next week's Combine.1 day
42.Vikings | Anthony Harris could be tagged (thehuddle) Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent S Anthony Harris could be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason. 1 day
43.A.J. Green wants out of Cincinnati? (Rotoworld) An NFC executive told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler he thinks free agent A.J. Green "wants out of Cincinnati." Analysis: This doesn't come as a surprise given owner Mike Brown's history of not paying his players. Green has said he wants to avoid the franchise tag and there doesn't look to be much progress on an extension. After giving Tyler Boyd a four-year, $43 million extension in July, it's possible the rebuilding Bengals let Green walk this offseason. Despite missing all 16 games last year, Green would easily land top-10 receiver money if he hits the open market.1 day
44.Steelers | Javon Hargrave may not return (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent DT Javon Hargrave likely will not re-sign with the Steelers this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Brooke Pryor. 1 day
45.Packers GM: TE Sternberger can be a mism... (Rotoworld) Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said TE Jace Sternberger "can be a mismatch for us." Analysis: Gutekunst also said Sternberger "has some dynamic ability." That ability wasn't showcased in his rookie season thanks to injuries and Jimmy Graham's presence, but it's possible that both of those aren't deterrents in 2020. Graham is likely a cap casualty, which would vault Sternberger into the starting mix as a receiving threat. Sternberger is a potential deep sleeper for fantasy drafts.1 day
46.Jarrod Wilson: Contract option exercised (RotoWire) The Jaguars have exercised their option on Wilson's contract for 2020, John Oehser of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Wilson's career-best 2019 campaign, in which he notched 79 tackles (57 solo), four defended passes, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 16 regular-season contests, has earned him a clear path to Jacksonville's starting free safety gig for 2020. Now locked up through 2021, and possessing a relatively safe floor in terms of tackles, the 26-year-old could be a worthwhile IDP asset for 2020.1 day
47.NFLPA no longer voting on the CBA today (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the NFLPA will not hold a vote today. Analysis: Instead, the NFLPA plans to discuss the proposed terms into the weekend and potentially beyond. The owners have tried to push this CBA through as soon as possible with TV deals on the horizon, but the players are still sorting out what amendments they want to the current proposal. There isn't a CBA vote date planned at the moment, but expect the two sides to leak information throughout the entire process. Stay tuned.1 day
48.Prince Amukamara: Cut by Chicago (RotoWire) The Bears released Amukamara on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Amukamara started 42 games the past three years in Chicago, averaging 55.7 tackles, 9.7 pass defenses and one interception per season. He arguably took a step back in 2019, but he still finished 41st among 113 qualified cornerbacks in PFF's grading. Amukamara will turn 31 in June and should be able to find another starting job.1 day
49.Bears release veteran CB Prince Amukamar... (Rotoworld) Bears released CB Prince Amukamara. Analysis: Chicago is also parting ways with WR Taylor Gabriel, which saves the team a combined $13.5 million against the cap. Amukamara started 15 games for the Bears last season as a 30-year-old, finishing as PFF's No. 43 corner out of 133 qualifiers. He'll be a target for win-now teams in free agency as he heads out of the prime of his career. Expect Amukamara to land a CB2 job in the next few months.1 day
50.Taylor Gabriel: Cut free by Bears (RotoWire) The Bears released Gabriel (concussion) on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Gabriel made it through two season of a four-year, $26 million contract, producing 41.6 receiving yards per game and six touchdowns in 25 regular-season appearances for the Bears. He suffered two concussions in 2019, with the second keeping him out for the final five weeks of the season. With the 29-year-old speedster out of the picture, Riley Ridley and Javon Wims could be in the mix for a starting job in Chicago, though the team still has free agency and the draft ahead to find better options at wide receiver. Veteran cornerback Prince Amuka... (More)1 day
51.Mike Pennel: Makes 24 tackles in 2019 (RotoWire) Pennel notched 24 tackles (13 solo) across eight regular-season games with the Chiefs in 2019. Analysis: Pennel also made seven tackles in three postseason appearances. The 28-year-old joined Kansas City in Week 8 of the regular season after spending time with New England during training camp, and he immediately slotted into a rotational role at defensive tackle. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.1 day
52.Terrell Suggs: Makes two tackles in SB LIV (RotoWire) Suggs made four assisted tackles across three playoff appearances with the Chiefs. He notched 40 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 sacks and four fumbles (one of which he recovered) in 15 combined regular-season games with the Chiefs and Cardinals. Analysis: Suggs spent the first 14 weeks of the 2019 regular season in Arizona, but he came to a mutual agreement to part ways with the team in the interest of making a postseason run. The veteran pass rusher got his wish in Kansas City, where he quickly carved out a rotational role and contributed to the team's Super Bowl victory over San Francisco. It remains to be seen whether the 37-year-old, who... (More)1 day
53.Bears release Taylor Gabriel, CB Amukama... (Rotoworld) Bears released Taylor Gabriel.1 day
54.Jaguars opt to bring back WR Chris Conle... (Rotoworld) The Jaguars exercised Chris Conley's team option. Analysis: Conley will return to Jacksonville in 2020 after showing promise as a No. 3 receiver last season. He set new career-highs in catches (47) and yards (775) after being brought in as an unrestricted free agent from Kansas City. Conley offers big-play potential and will be a double-digit round flier in fantasy drafts after the offseason. Conley is now entering his prime as a 27-year-old. The Jaguars also picked up S Jarrod Wilson's option for the 2020 season.1 day
55.Chris Conley: Has option picked up (RotoWire) The Jaguars have exercised their option on Conley's contract for 2020, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Analysis: This was an easy decision for the Jags after Conley tallied a career-high 775 yards in the first season of a two-year, $4.6 million contract. His production largely was a matter of playing a ton of snaps for a team that ranked ninth in pass play percentage (61.9), but the price tag is friendly even if Conley is nothing more than a low-end starter. With DJ Chark serving as the top outside receiver and Dede Westbrook seemingly locked into a slot role, it won't come as any surprise if Conley faces competiti... (More)1 day
56.Tyrell Williams: Progressing well in recovery (RotoWire) Williams (foot) is making good progress in his recovery from his Plantar fasciitis injury, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Analysis: Williams began the 2019 regular season strong, recording four straight contests with a touchdown grab, but he was then forced to sit out back-to-back games due to Plantar fasciitis issues. The 28-year-old wideout toughed out the remainder of the season but was clearly hobbled by his linger foot injury, culminating in a Week 17 tilt in which he wasn't targeted. Coach Jon Gruden blamed Williams' dwindling production on injury, saying "it's hard to play when your feet are on fi... (More)1 day
57.Reggie Ragland: Falls out of rotation in 2019 (RotoWire) Ragland finished the 2019 regular season with just 30 tackles (23 solo), though he did post a career-high 2.0 sacks. Analysis: Ragland recorded a career-low 237 defensive snaps in his third professional campaign, a massive drop-off from the 581 he played a season ago. Ragland did play a significant role in the Chiefs' first two playoff games and may be a candidate to explore opportunities with other clubs as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.1 day
58.Tyrell Williams making progress with his... (Rotoworld) Tyrell Williams is "making good progress" with his plantar fasciitis problems. Analysis: Williams was slowed down by his feet last season in Oakland, but he and the team are attacking those issues early in the offseason. Coach Jon Gruden said he had a long talk with Williams right after the season was over to express confidence in his abilities. Williams averaged 10.2 yards per target last season but only caught 42 passes. He is probably best suited for a No. 2 role on an NFL offense but may have to operate as the alpha receiver if the Raiders don't upgrade their receiving roo... (More)1 day
59.Emmanuel Ogbah: Effective in injury-shortened season (RotoWire) Ogbah (pectoral) completed 2019 with 32 tackles (23 solo) and 5.5 sacks over 10 games. Analysis: A torn pectoral muscle ended Ogbah's season after just 10 regular-season contests, but Ogbah was in line for career-best outputs across the board prior to the injury. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will presumably find a number of suitors vying for his services.1 day
60.Dee Ford: Injury limits debut with new club (RotoWire) Ford finished with 14 tackles (10 solo), 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over 11 games during the 2019 regulars season. Analysis: Ford teamed up with rookie Nick Bosa and DeForest Buckner to create the league's best pass-rushing defensive line. The 28-year-old had his season stunted due to a hamstring injury that never fully healed even after his return during the playoffs. An offseason of rest should give Ford enough time to heal up for the 2020 campaign, but his IDP value is limited due to minuscule tackle totals as a situational -- albeit elite -- pass rusher.1 day
61.Sheldon Day: Finishes year as starter (RotoWire) Day had 15 tackles (10 solo) and a sack in 16 games this season. Analysis: Day began the year as a backup, but he took over as a starting defensive tackle next to DeForest Buckner after D.J. Jones (ankle) was shut down following Week 11. The near-300 pound tackle shined against the run, but he was able to generate some pass-rush pressure despite his larger size. Day will be an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, but he should land somewhere (if San Francisco doesn't re-sign him) following a solid showing in 2019.1 day
62.Solomon Thomas: "Bust" label sticks in third season (RotoWire) Thomas had 21 tackles (15 solo) and two sacks over 16 games during the 2019 regular season. Analysis: Thomas -- a former second-overall pick -- spent most of the season as a backup and situational interior rusher on third downs. The Stanford product was given a brief opportunity to show off his skills as an edge rusher when multiple defensive ends went down to injury mid-season, but he simply did not look comfortable in that role at all. San Francisco boasts the best defensive line in football, so Thomas should remain a backup even if the team does not bring Arik Armstead back this upcoming offseason.1 day
63.Report: Alshon is open to a change of sc... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports Alshon Jeffery "would welcome the change of scenery" that would come with a potential trade. Analysis: Jeffery and the Eagles don't appear to be on the best terms right now. The receiver will be heading into his age-30 season coming off an ominous Lisfranc foot surgery, and he has a $15.7 million cap hit this season followed by another $18.5 million in 2021. It's hard to trust Jeffery moving forward given his injury history, and it will be hard to trade Jeffery given his contract. The Eagles are likely to add some youth to their receiver ro... (More)1 day
64.Frank Clark: Maintains production in 2019 (RotoWire) Clark tallied 37 tackles (27 solo), eight sacks and one interception over 14 regular-season games in 2019. Analysis: While Clark's raw numbers slightly declined from what he posted during his final season in Seattle in 2018, a pair of missed games in the middle of the season can acount for some of that. Clark did see a notable drop-off in his ability to get the quarterback to the ground, falling five sacks short of his career-best 13 in 2018, but he was a force down the stretch and in the playoffs, registering seven sacks between Weeks 16 and 17 and the playoffs. He should resume those duties in 2020.1 day
65.Ahkello Witherspoon: Falls out of favor late in season (RotoWire) Witherspoon had 28 tackles (24 solo), nine passes defended, and interception and a touchdown in 10 games during the 2019 regular season. Analysis: Witherspoon got off to a strong start this year, finally looking like a starting NFL corner opposite Richard Sherman before going down to injury in Week 3. Perhaps his foot never fully healed, as the 24-year-old did not look the same upon returning Week 11, eventually losing his starting role to Emmanuel Moseley down the stretch. Witherspoon may have a chance to regain his starting gig during training camp next season, but even if he does, the corner won't have much IDP value with low tack... (More)1 day
66.Jaquiski Tartt: Plays 12 games in 2019 (RotoWire) Tartt recorded 48 tackles (34 solo), two passes defended, half of a sack and a forced fumble over 12 regular season games. Analysis: Tartt wasn't able to post gaudy tackle totals due in large part to the 49ers' dominant front seven not allowing many players to get to its secondary. The oft-injured safety still hasn't been able to suit up for 16 games in any of his five seasons as a pro, but he did return to double-digit contests for the first time since 2017. Tartt will enter the final year of his current contract next season, and he should begin the campaign as the starting strong safety barring a big trade of free agent acquisition... (More)1 day
67.Bashaud Breeland: Posts another solid campaign (RotoWire) Breeland collected 48 tackles (37 solo) and two interceptions (one for a touchdown) over 16 regular-season games in 2019. Analysis: Breeland was only okay in overage during the 2019 campaign but was also a contributor as a tackler in the run game, which is an area he's excelled at for the majority of his career. He's set to enter free agency again after signing a one-year contract with the Chiefs last offseason and could be in line for a multi-year deal this time around.1 day
68.Bears | Two Bears officially released (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel and CB Prince Amukamara were officially released Friday, Feb. 21. 1 day
69.NFLPA committee recommends to decline CB... (Rotoworld) The NFLPA executive committee recommended to decline the proposed collective bargaining agreement to the 32-man NFLPA board of representatives. Analysis: The NFLPA executive committee does not have final say, but it is notable that the vote went 6-5 in favor of declining the proposed offer. Now the board of representatives will discuss and vote on the proposal. The NFLPA constitution outlines that the paying members of the union, not the 32-man board of representatives, will have the final say in the proposal. The players just need a majority vote to agree to the owner's current proposal. It's a confusing process, but one that seem... (More)1 day
70.Raiders | Tyrell Williams progressing (thehuddle) Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is making good progress in his recovery from the plantar fasciitis he dealt with in both of his feet, according to sources. Analysis: Williams had a great start to the 2019 season but had some problems during the final month of the season. He should be one of the starting receivers for the Raiders next season and could be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues. 1 day
71.'Strong chance' Williams returns to Reds... (Rotoworld) The Washington Post's Les Carpenter and Mark Maske report the Redskins believe there's a "strong chance" Trent Williams returns to the team in 2020. Analysis: Maske and Carpenter add that the "tea leaves" indicate Williams will return as getting him to play is "still a huge focus" for new coach Ron Rivera. The latter has been insistent on bridging the gap between Williams' frustrations under his previous management and training staff this offseason, conducting conversations that reportedly wouldn't have happened under the former regime. 32 in July, Williams is currently set to make $14.75 million in th... (More)1 day
72.Bears | Taylor Gabriel to be released (thehuddle) Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel will be released in the near future, according to a source. Analysis: Gabriel was limited to nine games this past season because of injury and finished with 353 yards and four touchdowns. He likely will be able to find a new team this offseason but can be avoided in fantasy leagues. 1 day
73.Jaguars | Jacksonville picks up Jarrod Wilson's option (thehuddle) Jacksonville Jaguars S Jarrod Wilson had his option exercised Friday, Feb. 21, and is now under contract through the 2021 season. 1 day
74.Jaguars | Chris Conley's option picked up (thehuddle) Jacksonville Jaguars WR Chris Conley had his option exercised Friday, Feb. 21, and is now under contract through the 2020 season. Analysis: Conley is coming off the best season of his career and finished with 775 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season. He likely will be the No. 3 receiver for the Jaguars in 2020 and could be a late-round option in deeper fantasy leagues. 1 day
75.Nelson Agholor being linked to Indianapo... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Stephen Holder reports impending free agent WR Nelson Agholor has been linked to the Colts this offseason. Analysis: It makes sense. Philadelphia isn't expected to retain Agholor and jumping over to the Colts would reunite the 26-year-old free-agent-to-be with Frank Reich and recently hired receivers coach Mike Groh, both who coached Agholor during the Eagles' 2017 Super Bowl run. He underwhelmed with four-year lows in catches (39) and receiving yards (363) over 11 games in 2019 but did previously flourish for career-bests as the team's primary slot wideout under Reich an... (More)1 day
76.Jordan Lucas: Settles into reserve role (RotoWire) Lucas notched seven tackles (three solo) and one defended pass across 14 regular-season games in 2019. Analysis: Lucas also recorded one tackle in three postseason appearances. The 26-year-old safety is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and his prowess on special teams could help garner interest from other clubs around the league if he does ultimately leave Kansas City.1 day
77.Xavier Williams: Only eight tackles in 2019 (RotoWire) Williams made eight tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble across five games in 2019. Analysis: Williams contributed as a reserve option at defensive tackle across the 2019 season, and he also notched two tackles in two postseason appearances. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.1 day
78.Eagles | Alshon Jeffery would welcome trade (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) is fully amenable with a trade this offseason and 'would welcome the change of scenery,' according to story published by The Athletic on Friday, Feb. 21. Analysis: While the timing appears right for both the Eagles and Jeffery to move on, Jeffery's value is currently at a low with the wideout just turning 30 and facing a nine-month recovery from Lisfranc foot surgery in December. With the question marks and coming off his least-productive season (43 catches-490 yards-4 TDs) since his rookie year of 2012, Jeffery has now slid down into WR4 territory for fantasy.1 day
79.Dorian O'Daniel: Special-teams role in 2019 (RotoWire) O'Daniel had eight tackles (five solo) and one fumble recovery across 14 regular-season contests in 2019. Analysis: O'Daniel's primary contributions for Kansas City came on special teams, as he recorded 293 such snaps as opposed to only five snaps on defense. The 25-year-old will spend the offseason competing to retain a similar role for 2020.1 day
80.Morris Claiborne: Sits out entire postseason (RotoWire) Claiborne accrued 14 tackles (nine solo) across eight regular-season contests in 2019. He did not make an appearance across three postseason games. Analysis: Claiborne missed the first four contests of the season after undergoing surgery on his left wrist last July, and a shoulder injury sustained Week 13 later sidelined him for the rest of the regular season and playoffs. He practiced in full prior to the AFC Championship Game, however, an indication that he's managed to return to full health. During the eight games Claiborne did suit up, he was limited to a depth role in Kansas City's secondary. The 30-year-old is set to become an... (More)1 day
81.Rashad Fenton: Flashes in rookie season (RotoWire) Fenton notched 15 tackles (11 solo), four defended passes, one interception and one forced fumble across 12 regular-season games in 2019. Analysis: Fenton also had 10 tackles, one sack and one defended pass in three postseason appearances. While the 2019 sixth-round pick only managed to accrue modest numbers while playing a reserve role in Kansas City's linebacker corps, the fact that he performed well in coverage bodes well for his future with the team. He'll work to further his development this offseason.1 day
82.Armani Watts: Full 16-game slate in 2019 (RotoWire) Watts racked up 17 tackles (13 solo) and one sack across 16 regular-season games in 2019. Analysis: Watts rebounded from a rookie campaign in which he played just five games due to injury, managing to remain healthy the entire 2019 season and contribute as a depth option in Kansas City's secondary and on special teams. He stands to handle a similar gig for 2020.1 day
83.Khalen Saunders: Reserve role in 2019 (RotoWire) Saunders notched 22 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one defended pass across 12 regular-season contests in 2019. Analysis: Saunders also had three tackles across three postseason appearances. After sitting out the first four contests of the regular season, the Western Illinois product managed to carve out a consistent depth role behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi in the middle of Kansas City's defensive line. He'll now work to further his development over the offseason.1 day
84.Belichick adds Joe Houston to coaching s... (Rotoworld) Patriots hired Alabama quality controls staffer Joe Houston as assistant special teams coordinator.1 day
85.Proposed CBA would allow third player of... (Rotoworld) The NFL's proposed collective bargaining agreement would allow teams to activate a third player off injured reserve in-season. Analysis: Other added details include increased rosters (48 players) on gameday with overall rosters shifting from 53 to 55, an increase in practice squad sizes by adding two spots for "unlimited accrued seasons," the ability for teams to shuttle a handful of players from the practice squad to their active roster (and back) without being forced to waive them, and a caveat that brings in a neutral party appointed by the NFLPA for initial disciplinary rulings. There are a number of positive takeaway... (More)1 day
86.Stephen Gostkowski: Could be released (RotoWire) Gostkowski (hip) may be released this offseason, NESN.com's Zack Cox reports. Analysis: Gostkowski missed five kicks in four games last season before landing on injured reserve with a hip injury. He's now entering the last year of his contract, with the Patriots able to clear out nearly $3.5 million in cap space if he's released. The 36-year-old probably needs to accept a pay cut to have any shot at sticking around.1 day
87.Broncos | Denver expected to retain Justin Simmons (thehuddle) Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons, a pending free agent, is expected to receive the franchise tag this offseason if he doesn't sign a long-term deal with the team.1 day
88.Odell Beckham: Should be healthy soon (RotoWire) Beckham (core muscle) ran on a treadmill Thursday and should be healthy in about a month, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Analysis: Beckham apparently is making good progress in his recovery from Jan. 21 surgery to repair a core muscle injury. His rehab timeline is much shorter than that of fellow Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who is looking at an estimate of six-to-eight months after undergoing hip surgery Feb. 4. Beckham was bothered by his groin/abdomen throughout much of his first season in Cleveland, perhaps explaining a career-low mark of 64.7 receiving yards per game. It sounds like he'll be healthy... (More)1 day
89.Jerry Hughes undergoes second surgery of the offseason (FantasyPros) Jerry Hughes recently underwent his second surgery of the offseason. The latest procedure was on his groin, while the initial surgery was on his wrist. Analysis: Hughes hopes to be back to full-go for the 2020 season now that he's completed both of these surgeries. He was certainly disappointing in 2019, but that may be able to be written off given the fact that he was playing through a pair of injuries that required offseason surgery. He has been a force in the past, and he's an interesting bounce-back candidate for IDP leagues in 2020.1 day
90.Corey Davis: Not expected to receive option (RotoWire) Davis isn't likely to have the fifth-year option on his rookie contract picked up, John Glennon of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The option would cost approximately $15.8 million, and while it's guaranteed for injury only, the Titans would be taking a big risk using it on a player with a career average of 44.5 receiving yards per game. Davis did finish 2019 with career highs for catch rate (62.3 percent) and yards per target (8.7), but he saw 43 fewer targets than he had in 2018, with the Titans offense running through Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown. Assuming the option isn't picked up, the 25-year-old wideout will be in the final se... (More)1 day
91.Antonio Brown grievance against Raiders to be heard in May (FantasyPros) The grievance filed by Antonio Brown against the Raiders over lost wages will be held in May. Analysis: Brown will also likely have a hearing against the Patriots for similar reasons, citing the $9 million in signing bonus he didn't receive from New England. Brown is also expected to attend the NFL Combine to try and smooth things over with NFL teams, but it's unclear if he'll make much headway in that department given his off-the-field issues. He's someone to monitor this offseason since he could continue to be a fantasy producer if he's able to return to the field.... (More)1 day
92.A.J. Green: Bengals want veteran WR back (FantasyPros) Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that the team wants and expects veteran wide receiver A.J. Green to return in 2020. Analysis: The Bengals could franchise Green if they're unable to agree to terms on an extension. While Green was initially disagreeable to the franchise tag, it seems like he'd be more willing to play through that at this point. There are still a wide range of outcomes here, and given Green's injury issues and previous production, he is certainly a volatile fantasy option at this point.1 day
93.Jerry Hughes: Undergoes another surgery (RotoWire) Hughes (wrist) had groin surgery Thursday, Bradley Gelber of USA Today reports. Analysis: Hughes had wrist surgery Jan. 20 to repair torn ligaments that he played with for much of the 2019 season. He started all 16 games for Buffalo, but the pair of injuries may have played a role in limiting the 31-year-old defensive end to his second-lowest sack total (4.5) in the past seven years, along with his worst numbers since 2011 for tackles (23) and QB hits (nine). Hughes is entering the first season of a two-year, $21.5 million extension in 2020, presumably returning as the Bills' starter at right defensive end. He'll have five months to ... (More)1 day
94.Jarvis Landry expected to be sidelined 6-8 months (FantasyPros) Jarvis Landry, who recently underwent surgery on his hip in early February, is expected to be sidelined 6-8 months following the procedure. Analysis: Despite the timeframe, the Browns continue to say that they believe Landry will be ready at the start of the new season in September. That would have him back in seven months, so obviously if this takes him on the longer end of the timeframe to recover from, Landry is at risk of missing regular season action this year. This will certainly be a situation to monitor as redraft leagues approach, but he is also dinged in d... (More)1 day
95.Damon Harrison released by Lions (FantasyPros) The Lions have released defensive lineman Damon Harrison. Analysis: Damon "Snacks" Harrison was a big part of the team's improved run defense prior to 2019 after coming over the from Giants, but he struggled largely last season. He currently hopes to return for the 2020 season, but the interest he drives on the market will likely dictate whether he will suit up or not this year.1 day
96.Hughes undergoes second surgery of offse... (Rotoworld) Bills DE Jerry Hughes is expected to make a full recovery following groin surgery Thursday morning. Analysis: It's Hughes' second surgery of the offseason as he additionally went under the knife to repair a torn wrist ligament he admitted to playing through for the entire year in late January. The 31-year-old EDGE appeared in every game for Sean McDermott's defense in '19 but surprisingly underwhelmed with 23 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and just one fumble recovery — marks that can perhaps be attributed to his multiple injuries. He'll account for $9.5 million against Buffalo's cap in 2020.1 day
97.Bills | Jerry Hughes has groin surgery (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes (groin) had surgery on his groin Thursday, Feb. 20. Hughes had wrist surgery earlier this offseason. 1 day
98.Dynasty | Jordan Reed released (Dynasty League Football) The Redskins have released tight end Jordan Reed Analysis: As mentioned in our previous news items, this move has been expected for a long while. Reed has cleared the league's concussion protocol and word is that he plans to continue his career following his reported seventh concussion. Jordan Reed is found as DLF's TE47. Still only 29 years of age, should Reed be able to steer clear of further concussions, he's young enough to still be productive within the right ... (More)1 day
99.Bieniemy officially turns down Colorado ... (Rotoworld) NBC Denver's Mike Klis reports Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy has officially turned down the University of Colorado's head-coaching job. Analysis: Although he was never formally interviewed, Klis believes Bieniemy was the Buffs' "top choice." CU is Bieniemy's alma mater, but it's a lower-tier Pac-12 school and Bieniemy appears well on track to a head NFL gig. It would have been a step back for the Super Bowl-winning offensive coordinator.1 day
100.McDermott talks up ex-rugby player RB Wa... (Rotoworld) Coach Sean McDermott said second-year RB Christian Wade "has been impressive" and the "sky's the limit" for him. Analysis: It's obvious coachspeak from McDermott, but it's at least notable after Wade balled out last preseason with big plays as a first-year player following his transition from rugby over in the UK. Wade produced an 8-84-1 rushing line and 4-55 receiving line in limited exhibition work before spending the year on the practice squad. With Frank Gore a free agent, Wade could make a move on a 53-man roster spot in 2020.2 days

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