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  • Why Vikings could turn to Alexander Mattison over Dalvin Cook

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    Money isn't the only reason the Vikings might let go of Cook and turn over the reins in the backfield to Alexander Mattison.

    Jun 2 · ESPN Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook Alexander Mattison
  • Would Dalvin Cook be a good fit with the Dolphins?

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    Cook would have to fit into a crowded backfield, but the South Florida native still has enough in the tank to make an impact.

    Jun 2 · ESPN Minnesota Vikings Miami Dolphins Dalvin Cook
  • Is $21 million in cap space enough for Cowboys to sign DeAndre Hopkins?

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    Salary cap tricks could get it done, but $21 million doesn't go as far as it used to in the NFL. Here's why.

    Jun 2 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys DeAndre Hopkins
  • 'Humbled' Shane Ray hopes to complete four-year comeback

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    Despite not playing in a regular-season NFL game since 2018, Ray never gave up on himself.

    Jun 2 · ESPN Shane Ray
  • How adding DE Myles Murphy bolsters Bengals' pass rush

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    Cincy's pass rush doesn't need to make a big leap in 2023. But adding Murphy can help keep it in title contention.

    Jun 2 · ESPN Cincinnati Bengals Myles Murphy
  • Micah Parsons Looking To Become More Complete Player

    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons is looking to become more versatile and more of a complete player that can make an impact all over the field in 2023. The 24-year-old former 12th overall pick in 2021 has been a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro in each of his first two NFL seasons while racking up an astounding 26.5 sacks, but he wants to make plays all over the field this year instead of being obsessed with chasing the sack title. "I'm probably going to play like eight positions this year," Parsons said. He will continue to get his fair share of sacks, and moving around the formation this year could also increase his overall tackle total. Parsons' versatility will continue to make the Cowboys defense a coveted fantasy pick as well, and he should once again be one of the first defensive players taken in IDP drafts.

    Jun 2 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • Simi Fehoko Battling For No. 4 Spot

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Simi Fehoko has looked good in organized team activities for the second straight week and also saw plenty of run with quarterback Dak Prescott and the first-team offense. Fehoko is displaying sticky hands and has been running excellent routes, while his speed is deceptive for a player of his size. The 25-year-old will continue to battle with Jalen Tolbert, who appears to be making a second-year jump, for the No. 4 role behind CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks and Michael Gallup. There have been sets called in OTAs that see both Tolbert and Fehoko lined up opposite each other on the first team. It's nice to see Dallas developing some interesting receiver depth, but the reality is that neither Fehoko nor Tolbert will have much fantasy value in 2023 unless an injury occurs ahead of them on the depth chart.

    Jun 2 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Simi Fehoko
  • Cowboys Looking To Create Competition For Tristan Vizcaino

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    The Dallas Cowboys are making it clear they are looking for a veteran kicker to create training-camp competition with Tristan Vizcaino this summer, on the heels of saying goodbye to Brett Maher one year after what became a three-man competition at the position last year. Vizcaino is off to a solid start at organized team activities, nailing eight of his attempts to close out OTAs. His only misses came from 44 and 55 yards out. The 26-year-old was signed to the team's practice squad in mid-January after Maher famously missed four extra-point attempts in the playoff win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Vizcaino will have to prove he's the guy this summer, but if he wins the job, he could be a kicking streamer in 2023 in fantasy.

    Jun 2 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tristan Vizcaino
  • DeAndre Hopkins To Browns Is A Strong Possibility

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    A potential reunion between Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson and free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals last week, is now regarded as a strong possibility, according to league sources. Meanwhile, a return to the Houston Texans, the team Hopkins began his career with, is not expected. In addition to the Browns, the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills were tied to Hopkins when he was still with the Cardinals, but it remains to be seen if the money will be right for them to sign the Pro Bowl wideout. Although the 30-year-old is no longer at his peak, he'd still easily be a top-25 fantasy receiver if he were to join the Browns, and Watson would also become more attractive as a low-end QB1 target.

    Jun 2 · Source via DeAndre Hopkins
  • Dalvin Cook Showing Signs Of Decline?

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has rushed for more yards (5,993) than any in team history except Adrian Peterson (11,747) and Robert Smith (6,818), and he had his fourth straight 1,000-yard season in 2022 while also not missing a game for the first time in his career. He ripped off TD runs of 53 and 81 yards last year and had a top speed of 21.68 mph, the seventh-fastest speed of any ball carrier in 2022. However, he led the league with 62 carries that either lost or didn't gain a yard, and only 34.5% of his carries gained positive yards over expectation. With his injury history and high salary cap numbers the next two years, the Vikings have been planning to move on for some time now. Cook remains in Minnesota, but he's becoming an increasingly volatile RB2 investment in fantasy.

    Jun 2 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Vikings Ready For Alexander Mattison To Take Three-Down Role?

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    The Minnesota Vikings have been slowly transitioning away from running back Dalvin Cook and to Alexander Mattison, who was re-signed in March to a contract that guarantees him $6.35 million over the next two seasons. Mattison said he returned because of an "understanding how it's all laid out and how it's all going to work out." Head coach Kevin O'Connell recently lauded Mattison's demonstration of "that all-three-down kind of ownership that he's been capable of for a long time." Mattison is a physical inside runner, having averaged 1.91 yards per rush after contact, but only one of his 404 career carries has gone for more than 24 yards. All indications are that the Vikings would use Mattison as an every-down back if Cook is out of the picture, which would make him a steal in fantasy drafts at the moment.

    Jun 2 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Alexander Mattison
  • Is Chuba Hubbard the Panthers short-yardage back? Fantasy Football Outlook

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    The Panthers made some changes to their running back room this offseason by adding Miles Sanders and letting D'Onta Foreman walk in free agency. Chuba Hubbard, though, remains in the mix as the RB2 in Carolina. Hubbard, a former fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, is entering his third year in the NFL. He was a backup to Christian McCaffrey for one and a half seasons in Carolina in his first two years, and he will likely back up Sanders in 2023. But will he have a bigger role in the offense this season? Is he going to be the Panthers' short-yardage back? Let's take a look. Following the McCaffrey trade that sent the All-Pro running back to the San Francisco 49ers, Hubbard saw an uptick in playing time alongside Foreman. The two running backs co-existed as the RB1 in Carolina and split playing time. Hubbard ran for 432 yards on 89 carries (4.85 yards per carry) with two touchdowns and added 13 catches for 170 yards in nine games after McCaffrey's departure, while Foreman had 191 carries for 877 yards (4.59 yards per carry) and five touchdowns in 11 games during that same stretch. Hubbard only had 29 total yards in the first six weeks of the season as the backup to McCaffrey, but the 23-year-old back was a vital part of Carolina's rushing attack after he left, delivering 12-plus touches in four of the final six games of the season. In Week 16, he also ran for a career-high 125 yards against the Lions. Is Chuba Hubbard the Panthers' short-yardage back? It would be hard to imagine Hubbard as the lead short-yardage back in the Panthers' offense with Sanders there. The former Philadelphia Eagles running back figures to carry a large workload in Carolina and have an impact in the backfield in all aspects. Last season, Sanders had 13 carries inside the five-yard line, seven of which turned into touchdowns. Hubbard, on the other hand, had just one rush inside the five all year. His teammates Foreman (10) and Raheem Blackshear (2) had more carries in such situations. How the backfield completely shakes out depends on the team's willingness to get Sanders more work in the passing game. If he sees an uptick in receiving and opportunities on third down, Hubbard could function more as the short-yardage back this season. But with Sanders' efficiency last year in those close-yard situations, it might be difficult to bank on Hubbard as that type of back in 2023. As the RB2 in Carolina, he likely won't be fantasy relevant this season and should go undrafted in most leagues.

    Jun 2 · Source via Carolina Panthers Chuba Hubbard Miles Sanders
  • Brady: 'I'm Certain I'm Not Playing Again'

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    With Tom Brady agreeing to buy a piece of the Raiders and the team’s new quarterback — Jimmy Garoppolo — recovering from another surgery, understandable speculation regarding another Brady unretirement has emerged. The all-time great is again attempting to dispel notions he is coming back. During a recent interview with SI Now’s Robin Lundberg, the […]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Tom Brady Jimmy Garoppolo Brian Hoyer
  • Latest On Cowboys RB Tony Pollard

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    Tony Pollard suffered a broken leg back in January, putting the start to his 2023 campaign in doubt. However, the running back told reporters today that he’s ahead of schedule with his rehab and is aiming to be back on the field for the starting of training camp. “Right now, I’m feeling really good about […]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Malik Davis Rico Dowdle Ezekiel Elliott Ronald Jones Tony Pollard Deuce Vaughn
  • Bears Eyeing Pass Rush Help

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    The Bears haven’t done much to address their pass rush this offseason, so the team is naturally in the market for some reinforcement on the edge. According to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times, the Bears are still shopping around for pass rush help. "We're interested in a lot of guys at all positions […]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Chicago Bears Frank Clark Trevis Gipson Justin Houston Melvin Ingram Yannick Ngakoue Dominique Robinson DeMarcus Walker
  • Patriots Interested In WR DeAndre Hopkins

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    Another suitor has emerged for DeAndre Hopkins. During an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up, Dianna Russini said the Patriots are among the teams interested in signing the wide receiver. [RELATED: DeAndre Hopkins Seeking OBJ-Level Deal; Bills GM Contacts Free Agent WR] "There are several teams, including the New England Patriots, that are interested in DeAndre […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Kendrick Bourne DeAndre Hopkins Mac Jones DeVante Parker JuJu Smith-Schuster Tyquan Thornton
  • TE Ben Ellefson Announces Retirement

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    Ben Ellefson is calling it a career after only three professional seasons. The veteran tight end announced on Instagram today that he’s retiring from the NFL. In his announcement, Ellefson indicated that injuries played a role in his decision. “Thank you football for the people you’ve brought into my life and the opportunities you’ve given […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Ben Ellefson
  • Pats' Slater rips kickoff rule, doubts NFL motives

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    Patriots captain Matthew Slater sharply criticized the NFL for last week's rule change that allows fair catches on kickoffs for the 2023 season.

    Jun 1 · ESPN New England Patriots Matthew Slater
  • Bakhtiari reiterates stance on Packers' rebuild

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    Green Bay left tackle David Bakhtiari said it is 'disrespectful' to say the Packers aren't rebuilding after losing Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.

    Jun 1 · ESPN New York Jets Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Three-time Pro Bowl punter Kern retires from NFL

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    Punter Brett Kern is retiring from the NFL after 15 seasons, including 13 with the Titans.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Tennessee Titans Brett Kern
  • Bears CB Johnson says his OTA absence to end

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    Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson says he will be in attendance for the final week of organized team activities.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Chicago Bears Jaylon Johnson
  • McDaniels: 'No anxiety' over Raiders' QB situation

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    Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said Thursday he has "no anxiety" over his team's quarterback's situation, despite Jimmy Garoppolo currently being sidelined after foot surgery.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Bills Sign WR Marcell Ateman

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    Marcell Ateman‘s Thursday workout with the Bills will lead to a deal. The former Raiders wide receiver — and recent XFL pass catcher — agreed to terms with the Bills on Thursday. The former NFL backup will join the Bills on a one-year deal. Both Ateman and wideout Preston Williams auditioned for the Bills today. […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Marcell Ateman
  • Abraham Lucas Limited After Having Shoulder Surgery

    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that offensive tackle Abraham Lucas (shoulder) had shoulder surgery this offseason, which is why he's been limited at organized team activities. However, Carroll said Lucas should be ready for the start of the regular season. Lucas was the 72nd overall pick in last year's draft and managed to start 16 games for Seattle in 2022 as their right tackle. As long as the 24-year-old offensive tackle is able to take part in training camp, he should be ready for Week 1 as the team's starting right tackle for his sophomore season in the NFL.

    Jun 1 · Source via Seattle Seahawks
  • No Timetables For Jamal Adams, Jordyn Brooks

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    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said again on Thursday that there remains no firm timetable on the returns of safety Jamal Adams (quadriceps) and linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee), and that they won't have a timetable for six to eight weeks or so. Still, both players are doing well in their rehab and have their sights set on being ready for the regular season. Adams set an NFL record for defensive backs with 9.5 sacks in 2020, but he's played in just 25 games combined in the last three seasons due to injury. But if he's healthy in 2023, he'll be a force in IDP fantasy leagues. Brooks, the former 27th overall pick in 2020, has totaled 345 tackles in 33 games in his first two NFL seasons, but he tore his ACL in Week 17 of 2022. His fantasy value will depend on whether he has a realistic chance to be ready for Week 1.

    Jun 1 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Jamal Adams Jordyn Brooks
  • Luke Schoonmaker Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis

    Dallas Cowboys rookie tight end Luke Schoonmaker (foot) was wearing a protective boot on his right foot at organized team activities on Thursday and is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis that has limited his activity. Schoonmaker is missing out on valuable repetitions heading into his first NFL season, but hopefully he'll be able to work out in full once training camp commences at the end of July. If healthy, the 24-year-old second-rounder should compete for playing time immediately in his first NFL season with fellow tight ends Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot. Schoonmaker has plenty of long-term upside at the position as a pass-catcher, but it's tough to see him making a huge splash in fantasy in his first year in Dallas.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Luke Schoonmaker
  • Sam Howell Receives Praise From Eric Bieniemy

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    Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy was quick to praise quarterback Sam Howell after organized team activities on Thursday. "His demeanor does not change and I will say this: he autocorrects himself as well," Bieniemy said. While Howell will compete with Jacoby Brissett in training camp this summer, the 22-year-old Howell is expected to have the leg up for the starting gig to open the 2023 regular season in D.C. The fifth-round pick last year impressed the coaching staff in last year's season finale against Dallas, and he has an intriguing skill set as a dual threat at the QB position. He certainly has the weapons around him to succeed and be a worthwhile QB2 in superflex leagues if he earns the starting job.

    Jun 1 · Source via Washington Commanders Sam Howell
  • Deshaun Watson Could Be Pining For DeAndre Hopkins

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    It's unknown whether the Cleveland Browns will make an attempt to sign free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and reunite him with quarterback Deshaun Watson, but Watson has shopped the Browns to Hopkins as a potential landing spot. Watson said, "of course we would love to have him," but that those decisions are made "out of my range." The addition of Hopkins in Cleveland would definitely make Watson a more intriguing low-end QB1 in fantasy, but it would also be bad news for wideouts Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Elijah Moore. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Thursday that Hopkins is open-minded about teams league-wide, and he's prepared to be patient. Minicamp could be considered a soft deadline for the 30-year-old to pick a new team, while training camp would be more of a hard deadline.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson DeAndre Hopkins
  • Tyrique Stevenson In Line To Start

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    Chicago Bears rookie second-round cornerback Tyrique Stevenson should be in line to start at outside cornerback across from Jaylon Johnson in his first year in the NFL with second-year corner Kyler Gordon moving to the slot full time in 2023. "He uses his length well," cornerbacks coach and pass-game coordinator Jon Hoke said. "He's really, really instinctive. He has a way of getting his hands on a lot of footballs. He does know the game of football. It comes relatively not easy, but he does understand concepts easier than some guys do, so it's been a real plus." Rookie fifth-round corner Terell Smith has also impressed Hoke during organized team activities this week.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Kyler Gordon Jaylon Johnson Terell Smith Tyrique Stevenson
  • Cowboys Discussed Riley Patterson With Jaguars, Still Looking For Kicker

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    In the months since Brett Maher‘s postseason accuracy crisis, the Cowboys have not made a major addition at kicker. Tristan Vizcaino resides as the only one on Dallas’ offseason roster. At least one team kept the Cowboys in mind as it shopped its kicker. The Jaguars contacted the Cowboys when trying to unload Riley Patterson, […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Anders Carlson Mason Crosby Jonathan Garibay Robbie Gould Lirim Hajrullahu Dustin Hopkins Brett Maher Brandon McManus Jake Moody Riley Patterson Chad Ryland Ryan Succop KaVontae Turpin Tristan Vizcaino
  • Khalil Herbert Expects To Be Involved In Committee

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    Despite Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert averaging 5.7 yards per carry as the No. 2 behind David Montgomery last year, the Bears signed veterans D'Onta Foreman and Travis Homer and drafted Roschon Johnson. "You know how things go in the NFL now. They're doing things running back by committee," Herbert said. "You need one, two, three really good guys that really carry the rock and there be no drop-off." Herbert said he added five pounds to his core this offseason, but he plans to stay between 215 and 220 pounds for the season. The 25-year-old will mainly battle for early-down carries with Foreman, but Johnson's presence also lowers Herbert's fantasy ceiling. And when you add the rushing prowess of quarterback Justin Fields, Herbert suddenly becomes more of a dicey RB3/flex in fantasy.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Khalil Herbert
  • Justin Fields Putting In The Work

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    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said "no one has worked harder than Justin Fields in this offseason," dating back to February. Defensive coordinator Alan Williams is already seeing improvement in Fields' leadership, decision-making and accuracy during organized team activities. The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain said Fields' work leading the offense in a two-minute drill that ended in a touchdown was notable despite it being voluntary OTAs. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said in early May that Fields was "light years ahead of where he was" last offseason. The 24-year-old must get better as a passer to take the next step, but he led all QBs in 2022 with 1,143 rushing yards and also scored eight TDs on the ground. If Fields can avoid sacks and become more efficient with his arm, he'll soon be in the elite tier of QB1s in fantasy.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Justin Fields
  • Kyler Gordon To Be Slot Corner In 2023

    As a rookie in 2022 after being the team's top draft pick, Chicago Bears cornerback Kyler Gordon was asked to play both outside and inside cornerback. This year, the plan is for Gordon to be their slot corner. "He's a good blitzer because he's physical, understands the timing, understands how to beat a block," cornerbacks coach and pass-game coordinator Jon Hoke said. "In zone coverage, he understands how to route-match based on what he's got. He understands the concepts that he's being attacked with." The move inside should allow the 23-year-old at more chances for tackles, meaning he could become valuable in fantasy IDP formats after he had 71 tackles (55 solo), three interceptions, six passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 14 starts last year.

    Jun 1 · Source via Chicago Bears Kyler Gordon
  • C.J. Stroud Impressing At OTAs

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    Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft, has really impressed the coaching staff at organized team activities this week. Head coach DeMeco Ryans said Stroud has been "eye-opening" and has "seized" first-team snaps on offense over Davis Mills. Stroud is also already looking more comfortable running the offense than he did earlier in the offseason. The Texans are in no rush to name a starting QB for the 2023 season, but at this point, it would probably be a surprise if Stroud didn't open his first NFL season as the starter under center over Mills. The 21-year-old has tons of long-term potential, but with limited proven offensive weapons around him this year, he's unlikely to make much noise in single-year fantasy leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Rashaad Penny Taking Part In OTAs

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    Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny (leg) was seen taking part in organized team activities on Thursday for his new team. The oft-injured Penny played in just five games in his final year with the Seattle Seahawks in 2022 due to a broken fibula. Unless he suffers a setback, Penny should be full-go for training camp this summer and the start of the regular season, but how long that lasts is anyone's guess. Miles Sanders is no longer in Philly, but Penny will battle for touches alongside trade acquisition D'Andre Swift, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. When healthy, Penny might have the most fantasy upside of the group, but his extensive injury history makes him extremely volatile to fantasy managers. Still, he won't cost a ton, making him a very intriguing RB3/flex flier for his home run-hitting ability.

    Jun 1 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Rashaad Penny
  • Tony Pollard Plans To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (ankle) said he's ahead of schedule in his rehab, and his plan is to be ready for the start of training camp at the end of July. Pollard suffered a high-ankle sprain and broken fibula in his left leg in the postseason earlier this year, but he was limited in organized team activities last week and is making great progress in his recovery this offseason. It remains to be seen if he'll be back to full speed for Week 1 of the regular season, but with Ezekiel Elliott out of the picture in Dallas, Pollard will enter the 2023 campaign as the unquestioned lead back for the Cowboys. The 26-year-old isn't in the elite tier of high-end RB1s in fantasy, but he's just below them and should be considered a top-10 RB despite coming off a serious injury.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • DeAndre Hopkins Seeking OBJ-Level Deal; Bills GM Contacts Free Agent WR

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    The NFL’s marquee free agent of the moment, DeAndre Hopkins has consistently mentioned the Bills and Chiefs as appealing destinations. But the free agent wide receiver may not be prepared to take a steep discount to play with Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen. Hopkins is seeking a contract in the neighborhood of the deal Odell […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills DeAndre Hopkins
  • Jets optimistic on Rodgers' calf, RB Hall's rehab

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    Jets coach Robert Saleh says Aaron Rodgers' strained calf is "fine" and he expects the quarterback to practice fully by next week. Saleh is also bullish on Breece Hall's availability by Week 1.

    Jun 1 · ESPN New York Jets Breece Hall Aaron Rodgers
  • Brock Purdy Resumes Throwing, Remains Frontrunner To Start

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    Brock Purdy did end up beating early post-surgery projections. The second-year quarterback’s previously reported plan to throw this week is a go, and John Lynch said no setbacks emerged after the session. The 49ers will still be, understandably, proceeding cautiously with last year’s third-stringer-turned-starter. But Lynch said during a Sirius XM Radio appearance the team […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors San Francisco 49ers Sam Darnold Trey Lance Brock Purdy
  • Latest On Giants' Offensive Line

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    The Giants selecting John Michael Schmitz in Round 2, making the Minnesota product the first pure center drafted this year, points to four positions along their offensive line being solidified. Schmitz earning the starting snapper gig would mean he accompanies Andrew Thomas, Evan Neal and Mark Glowinski on New York’s O-line. With Glowinski stationed at […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants John Michael Schmitz Andrew Thomas
  • Broncos Sign Tommy Hudson

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    The Denver Broncos signed free-agent tight end Tommy Hudson to an undisclosed deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Hudson spent time with the Tennessee Titans each of the last three years and had three catches for 31 yards in 2021. He was among five veterans who tried out during the team's rookie minicamp a few weeks ago. The 26-year-old will strictly be competing for a roster spot during training camp this summer and will probably be a long shot to make the roster. Denver also let go of running back Jacques Patrick on Wednesday to make room for Hudson. Patrick last played in the XFL this spring and had 115 carries for 443 yards for the San Antonio Brahmas.

    Jun 1 · Source via Denver Broncos Tommy Hudson
  • Christian McCaffrey among veterans to trade in dynasty leagues

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    Stay one step ahead of the competition by pinpointing players who should be moved while they are still desirable.

    Jun 1 · ESPN San Francisco 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Rashawn Slater Is 100 Percent Healthy

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    Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater (biceps) tore his bicep muscle in Week 3 last year and didn't play again the rest of the season. However, he said his bicep has been "100 percent" healthy for at least the last couple of months. He has been training with personal offensive-line trainer Duke Manyweather alongside teammates Trey Pipkins III and Foster Sarell. With a starting O-line of Slater, Zion Johnson, Corey Linsley, Jamaree Salyer and Pipkins, the Chargers will enter the 2023 season with one of the most solid offensive lines they've had in recent memory. "I just feel like the potential is insane with us," Slater said of the young group. "It's a really cool thing to be a part of." If they can stay healthy all year, they'll be a huge boost for quarterback Justin Herbert and running back Austin Ekeler.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Austin Ekeler Justin Herbert
  • Zion Johnson Moving To Left Guard

    Los Angeles Chargers offensive guard Zion Johnson is moving back to his natural position at left guard this year, and he will now be playing between Rashawn Slater and Corey Linsley. That trio on the left side of the offensive line could turn into a scary weapon for the Chargers as they attempt to improve their rushing attack. "We're building this left side that is going to have some tremendous strength behind it," new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said. Johnson was the 17th overall pick in last year's draft, and he started all 17 games in his first NFL campaign at right guard. Theoretically, the 23-year-old moving back to his natural position will make him more comfortable and more effective.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers
  • David Montgomery's Injury Not Serious

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    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that running back David Montgomery (undisclosed) won't take part in organized team activities on Thursday due to an undisclosed injury that he suffered at practice last week, but his injury isn't considered serious. After four seasons with the Chicago Bears, where he put up 800-plus rushing yards in every season, Montgomery comes to Detroit as the expected primary option on early downs in 2023. The 25-year-old had a total of 155 receptions in his tenure in Chicago as well, but the presence of first-round rookie Jahmyr Gibbs will certainly lower Montgomery's overall fantasy ceiling, especially in PPR leagues. Treat Montgomery as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in his first year with the Lions.

    Jun 1 · Source via Detroit Lions David Montgomery
  • Jalen Tolbert Making Second-Year Jump

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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said wide receiver Jalen Tolbert is an excellent example of a player making a second-year jump so far this offseason. Tolbert has flashed during some 7-on-7 work during organized team activities. It's nice to hear, but it's still early in the offseason, and players aren't in pads or making contact yet. The 24-year-old former third-rounder had a disappointing rookie campaign, catching just two of three targets for 12 yards in eight games played (one start) for Dallas in 2022. It'll be hard for him not to be better in 2023, but he'll still be opening the year behind CeeDee Lamb, Brandin Cooks and Michael Gallup in the receiving pecking order. Tolbert should only be rostered in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Jalen Tolbert
  • Jakeem Grant Sr. Limited In OTAs This Week

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    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (Achilles) was a limited participant in organized team activities on Wednesday after spending the first week of OTAs exclusively with trainers. Grant worked on a side field mostly catching kicks on Wednesday, and his path to returning from a torn Achilles and trying to make the final roster will be via the return game on special teams. The 30-year-old didn't play at all in 2022 because of his injury. He's never really been a threat as a pass-catcher in seven NFL seasons, with his career year coming in 2020 with the Miami Dolphins, when he caught 36 passes for 373 yards and one touchdown in 14 games (four starts). Grant will be well off the fantasy radar come draft season this fall.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Jakeem Grant
  • Levis has tough practice but won't 'beat myself up'

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    Titans rookie quarterback Will Levis, coming off a tough practice Wednesday, said he's not going to beat himself up as he continues to navigate the transition to the NFL.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Tennessee Titans Will Levis
  • Browns Intent On Feeding Elijah Moore

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    It's clear from organized team activities that the Cleveland Browns are intent on feeding new wide receiver Elijah Moore this year. He was frequently targeted by quarterback Deshaun Watson during practice on Wednesday, mostly on quick passes. Moore has been lining up in different spots and going in motion a lot. It's still unclear on how exactly his role will shake out, but it's clear the Browns want to get him the ball on short passes to let him create with the ball in his hands in space. "(Moore) has great flexibility; inside and outside flexibility," offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said. The 23-year-old impressed as a rookie with the Jets in 2021, but he fell out of favor last year and was traded to Cleveland, where he has a nice chance to bounce back. Moore is quickly becoming a trendy sleeper target in fantasy drafts this year, especially in PPR leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Elijah Moore
  • DeAndre Hopkins Interested In Reunion With Texans

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    Free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals at the end of last week, said he'd be interested in a reunion with the Houston Texans, the team he began his career with after they took him in the first round in 2013. It's been widely believed that Hopkins is looking to play for a contender -- the Bills and Chiefs are the two teams most mentioned -- so a return to the rebuilding Texans would be a pretty big surprise. The 30-year-old made four Pro Bowls in Houston, and he'd undoubtedly become their top pass-catching target with rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud eventually expected to start in 2023. While Nuk is no longer at his peak physically, he still produced when on the field last year and should be in the mix as at least a WR2 in fantasy this year.

    Jun 1 · Source via Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins
  • Colts Sign DE Genard Avery

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    The Colts will add some pass-rushing depth, bringing in veteran Genard Avery. The team announced the signing, which will send the sixth-year defender to a fourth team. Avery, who played last season as a Buccaneers backup, will attempt to catch on in Indianapolis after spending 2022 with two teams. The Steelers signed him in March […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Indianapolis Colts Genard Avery
  • Treylon Burks Has Been Ryan Tannehill's Favorite Target

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    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks continues to be quarterback Ryan Tannehill's favorite target at organized team activities. Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt also writes that he hasn't seen Burks drop a ball intended for him yet in the open portions of OTAs. The 23-year-old former first-rounder dealt with conditioning issues last offseason and entered his first regular season in the NFL behind the eight ball in terms of development. The Titans let Robert Woods walk in the offseason and didn't do much to bolster the position, so Burks figures to play a huge role in the team's passing attack in his second year. Even in a run-first offense, fantasy managers should expect a massive increase in targets for Burks, if he can stay healthy.

    Jun 1 · Source via Tennessee Titans Treylon Burks Ryan Tannehill
  • Derrick Henry Has Been Present For OTAs

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    Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who has missed organized team activities in the past, has been present for all five of the team's OTAs so far this offseason, and his workload has increased along the way. Henry is working with a new position coach in 2023 after the team hired Justin Outten as their run-game coordinator/RBs coach with former RBs coach Tony Dews now coaching tight ends. The 29-year-old King Henry got off to a slow start in 2022, but he remained the focal point of Tennessee's run-first offense and finished with 1,538 rushing yards and 13 TDs on a league-high 349 carries in 16 regular season starts. All of the mileage on his legs is adding up, but he should remain heavily involved in the Titans offense yet again in 2023. At worst, Henry is a midrange RB1 for fantasy managers.

    Jun 1 · Source via Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry
  • Justyn Ross Improving

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross has looked good in offseason workouts and is gaining the trust of quarterback Patrick Mahomes at organized team activities, according to head coach Andy Reid. "Justyn is coming along. He feels good, his foot feels good (and) the surgery that he had worked out well up to this point. He's made some nice plays for us out here. I know Pat's (Mahomes) got trust in him, so that's good to see," Reid said. The 23-year-old's foot injury kept him on Injured Reserve for his entire rookie season in 2022, but he appears to be making up for lost time this offseason. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder is a big target, but he'll have to earn playing time in 2022 alongside Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, Richie James and rookie Rashee Rice. For now, he's just a name to watch heading into training camp.

    Jun 1 · Source via Kansas City Chiefs Justyn Ross
  • Browns Prioritizing Deep Passing Game

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    Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said that the team is making improving their deep passing game in 2023 a priority this offseason. The Browns are looking for more explosive plays deep down the field this year, which should be good news for quarterback Deshaun Watson, and wide receivers Marquise Goodwin, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Elijah Moore and Amari Cooper. In 2022, Watson completed only 23.1 percent of passes that traveled 20-plus yards down the field. After a lengthy suspension to begin last season, Watson was pretty inconsistent in his six starts down the stretch, completing a career-low 58.2% of his passes. In Year 2 in Cleveland, he should be more effective. Target him as a low-end QB1 in fantasy drafts.

    Jun 1 · Source via Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper Marquise Goodwin Elijah Moore Donovan Peoples-Jones Deshaun Watson
  • Luke Musgrave Earning First-Team Reps

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    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that rookie tight end Luke Musgrave "looks different" than what the team has had in the past at the position. "He is different." LaFleur also said Musgrave is a quick learner and is earning first-team repetitions at organized team activities. "He does have an elite trait in that he can flat fly, and he's a large target." Musgrave has a clear path to starting duties at tight end after being taken in the second round of this year's draft. Fellow rookie Tucker Kraft and Josiah Deguara will also factor in, but it would be an upset if the 22-year-old Musgrave wasn't Green Bay's starter in 2023. He should have plenty of opportunities in his first year in the NFL, but fantasy managers should pump the brakes on Musgrave's fantasy value in redraft leagues.

    Jun 1 · Source via Green Bay Packers Luke Musgrave
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. Could Be Breakout Candidate

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    The Charlotte Observer's Mike Kaye thinks that Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is on the verge of breaking out in 2023. The former second-round pick in 2021 had just 17 receptions for 138 yards in his rookie season, but he improved by catching 28 of 47 targets for 490 yards and his first NFL touchdown in 14 games (nine starts) a year ago. Marshall will have to beat out rookie Jonathan Mingo for a starting spot in 2023, but if he does, Kaye thinks there's a lot of upside in an offense that will be led by first overall pick Bryce Young. After averaging a robust 17.5 yards per reception in his second NFL campaign, Marshall has some intriguing late-round flier potential in deeper fantasy leagues this fall.

    Jun 1 · Source via Carolina Panthers Terrace Marshall
  • Mac Jones Says Offensive Process Has Been Normal

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    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones seems pleased with the team's offensive process this offseason under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien after the offense was a disaster in his second NFL season in 2022. "It's been really good. It's been normal," Jones said. "I think everything he's done so far has been really good." Jones helped teach O'Brien Alabama's playbook upon his arrival in 2021, so the two have history together. With Joe Judge and Matt Patricia running the offense last year, the 24-year-old Jones struggled, completing 65.2% of his passes for 2,997 yards, 14 TDs and 11 picks in 14 starts. There's reason to be optimistic for a bounce-back with O'Brien now in the picture, though, but it doesn't mean Jones should be drafted in standard single-QB fantasy leagues in 2023.

    Jun 1 · Source via New England Patriots Mac Jones
  • 49ers "Incredibly Encouraged" By Brock Purdy's Progress

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    San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said "the early returns are good" and that the 49ers are "incredibly encouraged" by quarterback Brock Purdy's (elbow) recovery after he had surgery to fix a torn UCL in his right elbow around three months ago. Purdy resumed throwing this week, and the team is hoping he will be ready for training camp and the regular season. In the meantime, Trey Lance has taken the first-team repetitions in offseason practices. Although Purdy seems to be on track in his recovery, Lynch said they will not rush him back to the lineup. There's still a chance he isn't fully cleared to play in Week 1 of the regular season, but when he's got the green light, Purdy will be San Fran's starter under center in 2023 after he thoroughly impressed in his rookie season in 2022.

    Jun 1 · Source via San Francisco 49ers Brock Purdy
  • Who needs work-life balance? Not Raiders' Pro Bowl pass-rusher Maxx Crosby

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    Crosby has gone from a fourth-round pick to a Pro Bowler, but the Raiders' star won't relax until he's the "undisputed" premier edge rusher.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Maxx Crosby
  • Can Colts star Jonathan Taylor rebound from his toughest season yet?

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    It's an important season for Taylor, who is entering the last year of his contract.

    Jun 1 · ESPN Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Taylor
  • Aaron Rodgers Addresses Packers Exit

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    Aaron Rodgers‘ Green Bay departure would have been far messier had it occurred in 2021, when he requested to be moved. But the divorce, coming after a prolonged trade negotiation, has still produced a stream of headlines. The new Jets quarterback attempted to set the record straight regarding a few key 2020s Packers plotlines. Shortly […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors Green Bay Packers New York Jets Davante Adams Romeo Doubs Christian Kirk Jordan Love Aaron Rodgers Marquez Valdes-Scantling Christian Watson
  • Leslie Frazier: "My Goal Is To Be A Head Coach"

    After spending the past six years as the Bills defensive coordinator, Leslie Frazier announced that he’d be stepping away from coaching for the 2023 campaign. While the long-time coach indicated that he’d consider returning in 2024, it’s starting to sound like he’ll only be pursuing head coaching opportunities during the next hiring cycle. While attending […]

    Jun 1 · Pro Football Rumors
  • WR Preston Williams To Work Out For Bills

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    The Bills are eyeing some wide receiver depth, and the front office is looking at a former division foe. Per Ryan Talbot of (on Twitter), the Bills will be working out former Dolphins wideout Preston Williams tomorrow. The team will also audition receiver Marcell Ateman. The Bills are plenty familiar with Williams after the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Buffalo Bills Preston Williams
  • Bengals' Boyd: Would've beat KC if I was healthy

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    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd said if he didn't suffer a thigh injury that limited him in last season's AFC championship, his team would've beaten the Chiefs.

    May 31 · ESPN Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Saints Sign TE Jesse James

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    For the third straight year, Jesse James has found a new team. The Saints announced on Wednesday that they have signed the veteran tight end. James’ longest and most productive stint came with the Steelers to begin his career. His four-year tenure in Pittsburgh saw him start 36 of 56 games, and record a personal-best 423 receiving […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Jesse James
  • Tom Brady Could Potentially Hold Multiple Roles In Vegas

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    Free-agent quarterback Tom Brady remains retired. Yet, it appears the multi-time Super Bowl Champion has a better chance of suiting up, even while owning a part of the Raiders. It seemed impossible, but TMZ has since reported that 24 teams, not 32, could vote in favor of Brady holding multiple roles with the franchise. However, separate votes would be held for each scenario, one for the ownership stake and the other for Brady to play while owning a piece of the team. That said, the 45-year-old would need to un-retire for a second time, something many believe won't ever happen. But this situation is starting to gain traction heading toward training camp, although a return by Brady won't be good news for Jimmy Garoppolo (foot), who is working on getting cleared after having surgery this offseason.

    May 31 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Tom Brady
  • Giants Looking Into Potential DeAndre Hopkins Acquisition

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    The list of expected suitors for DeAndre Hopkins is fairly well-known at this point, but other teams will no doubt at least kick the tires on the idea of signing the All-Pro wideout. The Giants are a member of that group. Hopkins has officially been released by the Cardinals, leaving him free to sign anywhere on the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants DeAndre Hopkins
  • Jesse James Signs With Saints

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    Free-agent tight end Jesse James signed a deal with the Saints on Wednesday. The 28-year-old is best known for his time in Pittsburgh, where he spent four seasons before making stops in Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland. In 104 career games, he totaled 157 catches for 1,522 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, despite a few decent showings from James over the years, he likely won't do much for fantasy managers if he remains with the Saints heading into the regular season, considering New Orleans has Juwan Johnson, Taysom Hill, and Foster Moreau on the roster.

    May 31 · Source via New Orleans Saints Jesse James
  • Saints QB Jameis Winston Eyeing Future Starting Role

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    Jameis Winston is in line to continue serving in a backup role with the Saints in 2023, but he does not envision the remainder of his career consisting solely of QB2 duties. The 29-year-old made it clear he intends to pursue a starting job in the future. “The main thing is the opportunity, and I’m just […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Derek Carr Jameis Winston
  • Broncos To Sign K Elliott Fry

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    The Broncos jettisoned their nine-year kicker last week, moving on from the final link to their Super Bowl 50 roster. In place of Brandon McManus, the team will bring in a far less experienced option. Denver is adding Elliott Fry on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of tweets. The McManus cut left no kickers on the […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Denver Broncos Elliott Fry
  • Latest On Jon Gruden's Saints Meeting

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    Embroiled in litigation against the NFL and Roger Goodell stemming from his October 2021 forced resignation, Jon Gruden has hovered well off the league’s coaching radar since his Raiders departure. The Super Bowl-winning HC’s recent Saints visit brought him back onto the grid. The Saints met with Gruden over a four-day period last week, seeking […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Derek Carr
  • Chase Claypool Dealing With Soft-Tissue Injury

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    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said wide receiver Chase Claypool is dealing with "soft tissue stuff," after he did not practice during Wednesday's organized team activities. Claypool has missed just four games in three seasons since entering the NFL and fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned about his status at this time. That said, his fantasy football upside is severely limited in the run-first Bears' offense. In seven games with Chicago last season, he caught just 14 passes for 140 yards and rushed once for four yards. Now, he looks to be the third or fourth option in the passing game behind DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney, and potentially Cole Kmet. Based on what we know now, he's un-rosterable in shallow leagues and is an end-of-the-bench option in deep leagues.

    May 31 · Source via Chicago Bears Chase Claypool
  • Jayden Reed Running With The Starters At OTAs

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    Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Jayden Reed is starting alongside Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in team drills during OTAs. While it's too early to say he'll definitely start for Green Bay in Week 1, it's an encouraging sign. Reed posted 2,919 yards from scrimmage and 29 touchdowns in four collegiate seasons at Western Michigan and Michigan State, playing himself into a second-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. It appears the plan is for him to start at slot, with Watson and Doubs out wide. He'll have a wide range of outcomes depending on how effective Jordan Love is as a passer in his first season as the team's starter, but Reed will likely be on the fantasy football radar right away as a rookie.

    May 31 · Source via Green Bay Packers Jayden Reed
  • Broncos Sign Elliott Fry To Compete For Kicker Job

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    The Denver Broncos released its longtime kicker Brandon McManus last week and signed Elliott Fry on Wednesday to compete to replace him. Fry has appeared in three NFL games since leaving the University of South Carolina in 2017, making five of his six career field goal attempts. It's early in the offseason so Fry is no lock to make the roster and win the starting job, but if the Broncos offense bounces back under new head coach Sean Payton, he'll be on the fantasy radar -- especially since the altitude and thin air in Denver makes things easier on kickers.

    May 31 · Source via Elliott Fry
  • Tyquan Thornton Heavily Involved In Patriots OTAs

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    New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton is reportedly a significant piece of the offense in the early part of OTAs, which could mean he'll see an expanded role in 2023. The 2022 second-round pick missed the first four weeks of last season with a collarbone injury and never quite became a consistent member of the Mac Jones-led offense. With Jakobi Meyers out of town and several Patriots' pass-catchers aging, Thornton should have every opportunity to command targets. JuJu Smith-Schuster will likely operate as the team's go-to guy out of the slot, but the sub-4.4 speed Thornton may be a sneaky best ball value with his big-play skill set.

    May 31 · Source via New England Patriots Tyquan Thornton
  • Broncos To Re-Sign T Cameron Fleming

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    MAY 31: Fleming will be tied to a deal worth $2.1MM in base value, 9News’ Mike Klis notes, adding that the veteran tackle’s third Broncos contract will include $850K guaranteed (Twitter link). Fleming will count $2.35MM on Denver’s 2023 cap sheet. MAY 23: Right tackle continuity has eluded the Broncos for over a decade, and […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Denver Broncos Russell Wilson
  • Tony Pollard One Of The Most Explosive Running Backs

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    Despite splitting carries with veteran Ezekiel Elliott last year, Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard proved to be one of the most explosive ball-carriers in the league. He had 31 runs of 10-plus yards, including 15 gains of 10-plus rush yards over expected. Pollard's top speed didn't make a huge difference in his explosive score, but his 43 runs at 15-plus mph showed his playmaking ability and helped him finish with 1,007 yards on just 193 carries (5.2 yards per attempt). The 26-year-old suffered a devastating leg injury in the postseason, so his only question heading into the 2023 season is how long it will take him to get back to full speed? Despite the injury concerns, Pollard should be drafted as at least a midrange RB1 in fantasy.

    May 31 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Nick Chubb Lacks Top-End Speed But Has Plenty Of Power

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    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb lacks the top-end speed that many of the most explosive runners in the league have, but he has the ability to run through tacklers with power, and his top gear packs sneaky get-away burst. Chubb led the league with 47 runs of 10-plus yards in 2022, but his success rate was lower than many expected due to Cleveland's poor blocking giving him a low expected yards per carry (3.8). Of his 1,525 rushing yards, 1,177 came after contact, which ranked third in the NFL. He was also the only qualified RB to have double-digit first downs gained over expected. The 27-year-old continues to run hard in an offense that loves to run the football, so he'll easily remain a top-10 fantasy RB heading into the 2023 campaign.

    May 31 · Source via Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb
  • Amari Cooper Returning To Action

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    Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that wide receiver Amari Cooper, who had core-muscle surgery in February, has been "great" with the young receivers and will "start doing stuff this week." Cooper didn't take part in organized team activities last week. The 28-year-old pass-catcher is working back into on-field drills for the first time this offseason, which means he should be at full strength by training camp this summer. Cooper finished as the WR10 in half-point PPR scoring last year, catching 78 of his 132 targets for 1,160 yards and nine touchdowns in 17 games played. In his second year working with quarterback Deshaun Watson, he should be able to develop more chemistry and is fully expected to be the No. 1 receiver yet again. Target him as a high-end WR2 in fantasy drafts.

    May 31 · Source via Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper
  • Tyler Boyd Present For OTAs

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    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd was at the voluntary organized team activities on Tuesday after being absent from the team up to that point through the voluntary offseason program. It's not really notable that Boyd hasn't been at voluntary activities this offseason as he heads into his fourth season working with quarterback Joe Burrow. The 28-year-old receiver finished with 58 receptions, his lowest total since 2017, adding 762 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the second straight season in 16 games (14 starts) in 2022. Boyd is attractive because of the offense he plays in, but he's more of a WR4/5 in fantasy as long as he remains behind stud wideouts Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins in Cincy.

    May 31 · Source via Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Ron Rivera Impressed With Antonio Gibson

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    Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said he's been impressed with running back Antonio Gibson's pass-catching abilities and athleticism at organized team activities. Rivera mentioned that Gibson entered the league as a pass-catching RB out of Memphis, and he's especially dangerous in space with the ball in his hands. The 24-year-old did manage a career-high 46 catches for 353 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games (six starts) in his third NFL season in 2022, but he also had a career-low 149 carries for 546 yards and three touchdowns on the ground with Brian Robinson in the fold. Washington wants to get Gibson more touches in offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's system this year, so he could be a pretty valuable RB3/flex in PPR fantasy leagues in 2023.

    May 31 · Source via Washington Commanders Antonio Gibson
  • Aaron Rodgers Is Fine

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) is "fine," but he will be limited in organized team activities on Wednesday. The Jets are working to get Rodgers practicing in full by next week. The hope is that the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer will be back practicing in full by this Friday after he suffered a minor calf strain in practice last week. It's a reminder that Rodgers isn't a spring chicken anymore, but he should be just fine for training camp this summer and the start of the regular season this fall. The former Green Bay Packers signal-caller has better offensive weapons around him in 2023 than he did in his final year with the Cheeseheads, but fantasy managers should still view him as more of a high-end QB2 than a QB1 in what could be the final season of his illustrious career.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Aaron Rodgers
  • Robert Saleh Optimistic Breece Hall Will Be Ready For Week 1

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    New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said he is "very optimistic" that running back Breece Hall (knee) will be ready for Week 1 of the 2023 regular season. The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt mentioned in an article on Tuesday that he'd be surprised if Hall was ready to go on Day 1 of training camp, but apparently the Jets are optimistic that he'll still be ready to go for the start of the regular season. The second-year back isn't taking part in organized team activities after tearing his ACL last October, and the Jets aren't going to rush him back onto the field before he's ready. Despite the injury concerns, Hall has legitimate RB1 upside, especially now that the Jets have quarterback Aaron Rodgers running the offense this year.

    May 31 · Source via New York Jets Breece Hall
  • Christian Kirk Taking Part In OTAs

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (knee) was on the field taking part in organized team activities on Tuesday. It looks as though Kirk will be just fine for training camp at the end of July after he hurt his knee in the playoff loss to the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this year. The 26-year-old pass-catcher finished 12th in half-PPR scoring in 2022 in his first year in Jacksonville with 84 catches on 133 targets for 1,108 yards and eight touchdowns in 17 regular season games, but Calvin Ridley is now in town and will take some targets away. Still, barring injury, Kirk will play a big role in the Jaguars' improving offense under rising young quarterback Trevor Lawrence, making him a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 target in fantasy drafts.

    May 31 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Christian Kirk
  • Tyler Boyd Addresses Contract Situation

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    In February, Tyler Boyd wondered about his status on the 2023 Bengals. Three months later, the wide receiver can rest easier. He remains on Cincinnati’s roster, with the team preparing to run it back — perhaps for the final time — with its elite wideout trio. Boyd is heading into the final season of his […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd
  • Traded NFL Draft Picks For 2024

    As teams regroup on potential trade talks, 2024 draft picks represent the top non-player assets available. Although the usual run of draft-weekend trades featured teams moving up and down the 2023 board, a high number of 2024 picks have changed hands. The Cardinals resided at the center of such movement, but many other teams have […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft
  • Saints GM: Cameron Jordan Will Finish Career In New Orleans

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    The Saints have begun extension talks with Cameron Jordan. This would mark a rare three-extension career for a non-quarterback, but Jordan — the Saints’ all-time sack leader — has continued to display durability and quality production into his mid-30s. Although no deal is done, it does not sound like the Saints will chance letting Jordan […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors New Orleans Saints Cameron Jordan
  • Latest On Rams' Offensive Line

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    The Rams’ offensive line staffing issues extended to the point three in-season signings — Matt Skura, Ty Nsekhe, Oday Aboushi — needed to step into starting roles last season. Skura and Nsekhe ended up making eight starts for a team mired in a near-season-long blocking crisis. None of these veterans remain with the team, as […]

    May 31 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Rams Steve Avila
  • DeAndre Hopkins May Have To Take Pay Cut To Play For Contender

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    The Arizona Cardinals released wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins last week because they didn't want to pay him $19.45 million in 2023, and they couldn't trade him because no other teams wanted to pay him that either.'s Albert Breer's guess is that his current free-agent market bears perhaps around half of what he would've made in 2023. The Chiefs and Bills were the only two teams to engage Arizona in trade talks for Hopkins, but there just wasn't interest in paying Hopkins and giving up a draft pick. At this point, the only way the 11-year receiver will play for a contender like the Chiefs or the Bills is if his price comes down. Breer thinks it will come down to either Hopkins finding a team to pay up, or choosing to take less for a chance to win a ring. He's currently considered a top-25 fantasy wideout, but where he lands in free agency will give us a clearer picture of his true fantasy value.

    May 30 · Source via DeAndre Hopkins
  • Bills Unclear What Dalton Kincaid's Role Is

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    Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey said of first-round rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid that "we're nowhere close to knowing what the big picture is going to be because we have to learn him and he has to learn us." Dorsey said it's "to be determined" what Kincaid's exact role will be until they start getting into training camp and live game action. A lot of fantasy managers are going to be bullish on Kincaid after the Bills took him 25th overall as the first tight end off the board in this year's draft, but that doesn't mean he'll finish as a TE1 in fantasy in his rookie year, even in Buffalo's explosive offense. The Bills do plan to line the 23-year-old out wide quite often, but he'll still have plenty of competition for targets and should be considered more of a TE2 with upside in redraft leagues in 2023.

    May 30 · Source via Buffalo Bills Dalton Kincaid
  • Michael Carter Could Bounce Back In 2023

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    New York Jets running back Michael Carter's numbers took a step back in 2022 after he turned in a solid effort in his rookie season. According to the Athletic's Zach Rosenblatt, the Jets believe that a bounce-back season is in store for Carter in 2023. With rookie star Breece Hall likely to be eased back early in the year after suffering a torn ACL last season, Carter could be asked to help pick up the slack. With 77 catches on 109 targets through two seasons, Carter has some low-end flex appeal in PPR leagues.

    May 30 · Source via New York Jets Michael Carter
  • Baker Mayfield, Kyle Trask Splitting First-Team Reps This Offseason

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear ready to hold a true quarterback competition to decide who will take over as QB1 after Tom Brady's retirement. Both Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask have been splitting first-team reps this offseason, with both getting equal reps according to head coach Todd Bowles. While neither signal-caller is a very inspiring fantasy option, they will have a solid offensive core around them, led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Fantasy managers rostering Godwin and/or Evans should be pulling for Mayfield to win the job as he at least has a track record of supporting decent WR production back in his Cleveland days.

    May 30 · Source via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Baker Mayfield
  • Chuba Hubbard Could Serve As Carolina's Short-Yardage RB

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    Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard could serve as the team's short-yardage back in 2023, according to the Athletic's Joe Person. Person listed "power back" as one of the Panthers' roster holes heading into training camp as Carolina doesn't really have a big, bruising running back on the roster. That could open up short yardage and goal-line work for Hubbard, who had several productive games for Carolina at the tail end of the 2022 season. Of course, the Panthers could still add an unsigned veteran for the role but Hubbard could have some flex value in fantasy if he does end up seeing most of the goal-line carries in 2023.

    May 30 · Source via Carolina Panthers Chuba Hubbard
  • Justin Jefferson Not At OTAs

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is absent from his team's OTAs this week, according to reports. Head coach Kevin O'Connell discussed Jefferson's absence with reporters, stating that he has been speaking with the star receiver regularly and that he hopes to see Jefferson "as soon as possible." The Vikings have a mandatory mini-camp on June 13 and 14. While Jefferson skipping OTAs is worth noting, his absence at the mid-June mandatory mini-camp would be a much bigger deal. Jefferson is likely angling for a contract extension as he will play the 2023 season on the fourth year of his rookie contract. As one of the top wideouts in the league, Jefferson should become one of the highest-paid receivers in the league when he does finally ink an extension.

    May 30 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Jordan Addison Not Participating At OTAs

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison is not participating at organized team activities this week, but head coach Kevin O'Connell said it is "nothing serious." Addison reportedly suffered a minor undisclosed injury at rookie minicamp. For now, there should be no panic or takeaway as the team is likely just being careful with its 2023 first-round pick. Addison is expected to have a big role right away alongside Justin Jefferson and T.J. Hockenson in the ascending Minnesota offense led by Kirk Cousins. These "minor injuries" can develop into big things quickly, though, so stay tuned for further updates.

    May 30 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Jordan Addison
  • Calvin Ridley To Remain Limited Until Training Camp

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley will be a full participant in practice when training camp rolls around, but for now, head coach Doug Pederson said the team is being careful with the former Atlanta Falcon. Ridley hasn't seen game action since Week 7 of the 2021 season, so he'll be slowly eased back into action. However, Pederson said he has seen no sign of rust. Ridley posted 1,374 receiving yards on 90 receptions in 2020 before stepping away from the team in early 2021. The 28-year-old will look to be Trevor Lawrence's No. 1 WR and recapture his former upside in his first season in Duval County.

    May 30 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Calvin Ridley
  • Ravens To Consider Adding DeAndre Hopkins?

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    It remains to be seen if the Baltimore Ravens will consider signing free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, but The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec thinks it's a "no-brainer, contract demands and team chemistry questions be damned." Hopkins would no doubt help Baltimore in their quest to develop a more dynamic passing game under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, but will they be able to afford him? He'll turn 31 next week, but he's a five-time All-Pro and still has some of the best hands in the game. The Ravens did their due diligence on Hopkins earlier this offseason, but it doesn't appear that the team was ever really close to a deal with the Cardinals. Baltimore can get Hopkins cheaper now, but they've also invested a lot of offseason capital on adding receivers Nelson Agholor and Odell Beckham Jr.

    May 30 · Source via DeAndre Hopkins
  • Evan Engram Absent From OTAs

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    Unsurprisingly, Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram is not present at voluntary organized team activities this week. This was expected with Engram still trying to secure a long-term contract extension from the team after his breakout 2022 campaign. The Jags put the franchise tag on Engram, but there is optimism that the two sides can work out something long term before the 2023 season. In his first year in Jacksonville in 2022, the 28-year-old set career-highs in catches (73) and receiving yards (766) while adding four touchdowns on 98 targets in 17 regular season games (14 starts). Fantasy managers probably shouldn't overspend for Engram, but at the very least he should be considered a solid low-end TE1 target.

    May 30 · Source via Jacksonville Jaguars Evan Engram
  • Saquon Barkley Remains Explosive Despite Injuries

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    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley proved in 2022 that he still had explosive abilities despite dealing with the injury bug in previous years. Barkley racked up 1,312 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 295 carries, posting the third-best per-carry average (4.4) of his career and his best mark since 2019. Despite lengthy a lengthy lower-body injury history, he finished with the second-most gains of 10-plus yards over expected (17) and six runs of 20-plus mph last year. There's a chance the 26-year-old could hold out this summer as he seeks a long-term contract extension, but as long as he plays for the G-Men this year, he should be considered a top-five fantasy RB with some injury risk.

    May 30 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
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