NFL Fantasy Football News

  • Brian Hoyer Back With Patriots

    The New England Patriots are re-signing veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer to an undisclosed one-year deal on Monday, according to a source. Hoyer will be added to a quarterback depth chart that includes Cam Newton, rookie first-rounder Mac Jones and Jarrett Stidham. The 35-year-old journeyman started one game for New England last year, going 15-for-24 for 130 yards with an interception in the Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The 13-year NFL veteran will mostly just provide valuable experience as he battles for the third-string job with Stidham this summer in training camp. You can continue to ignore Hoyer in all fantasy leagues.

    May 17 · Source via Brian Hoyer
  • Travis Etienne Sees Reps At Wide Receiver

    Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Travis Etienne took repetitions from the wide receiver position during the team's three-day rookie minicamp over the weekend. "At the worst-case scenario, you have a running back with the skillset of a wide receiver," head coach Urban Meyer explained. "Best-case scenario you'll have a hybrid player who does both and that's what we're hoping to develop out of Travis." The Jags took Etienne at No. 25 overall in the first round of the draft. He had 48 catches for 588 yards and two touchdowns in his senior season at Clemson and had 7.2 yards per carry in his four years. Jacksonville already has James Robinson in the backfield, but Etienne could be a Swiss Army Knife for this offense alongside pass-catchers D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault Jr. and Marvin Jones.

    May 17 · Source via Jaguars Oday Aboushi
  • Trevor Lawrence Looks Great At Rookie Minicamp

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said that quarterback Trevor Lawrence (shoulder), the first overall pick of the draft, "looked great" during rookie minicamp over the weekend. Lawrence was on a 30- to 40-throw "pitch count" after February surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. The Jags are being cautious with their franchise signal-caller, but Meyer expects Lawrence to be "pretty close to full go" before the end of organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, which are scheduled to begin May 24 and go through June 17. The team is keeping him away from handoffs and direct snaps under center to avoid falling and getting his arm jammed. Lawrence's shoulder no longer bothers him and is healed, and he's currently getting accustomed to a coordinator calling plays into his helmet. He'll be the Week 1 starter in his rookie season and could have some QB1 streaming value in the right matchups if he makes a seamless transition to the NFL.

    May 17 · Source via Jaguars Oday Aboushi
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown Ready For His Opportunity

    Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has a large chip on his shoulder after 16 receivers came off the board before him in this year's NFL draft. St. Brown was the 112th overall selection in the fourth round after catching 178 passes in his three-year career at USC. He lined up both outside and at slot receiver during practice on Sunday, and head coach Dan Campbell said it's too early to define St. Brown's role for the upcoming season. "I'm excited to be here," St. Brown said. "I'm excited to work and I'm ready to take someone's job." Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman are the team's top starters, but neither one of them have proven much yet in the NFL, so St. Brown could carve out a pretty big role in this offense in his rookie season.

    May 17 · Source via Lions Oday Aboushi
  • Von Miller Back At Team Facilities

    Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (ankle) is back at the team's facilities on Monday for Phase 2 of the offseason program. Miller was looking really good in training camp a year ago before he suffered a season-ending ankle injury just before the start of the regular season. There will be a lot of eyes on the All-Pro pass-rusher in the final year of his contract in 2021. The Super Bowl 50 MVP will be motivated to prove that he's still one of the best pass-rushers in the league at age 32. If Miller looks as good as he did last summer and stays healthy, the Broncos defense could be very good this year. The eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro had a disappointing eight sacks back in 2019, only the second time in his career that he hasn't reached double-digit sacks.

    May 17 · Source via Broncos Von Miller
  • Marqise Lee Heading To San Francisco

    Former Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots wide receiver Marqise Lee is signing an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, according to a source. Lee spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with Jacksonville after they selected him in the second round out of USC in 2014. The 29-year-old opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, so he never actually played a game with the Patriots. Lee hasn't played in a full season since 2017, but he'll have a real chance to make the Niners roster this summer if he can stay healthy. He dealt with injuries in 2018 and 2019 and played a combined six games those two years. In 59 career games (30 starts) with Jacksonville, Lee had 174 catches for 2,184 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll be hoping to provide some depth behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk and will compete with the likes of Mohamed Sanu, Richie James, Trent Sherfield and Jalen Hurd.

    May 17 · Source via Marqise Lee
  • Ryan Kerrigan Signing With Eagles

    Former Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan announced on his Instagram that he's signing an undisclosed deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. After spending 10 seasons with Washington, the four-time Pro Bowler will remain in the NFC East and join the division-rival Eagles. The 32-year-old veteran has racked up 454 tackles (119 for loss), 147 QB hits, three interceptions (all for touchdowns), 25 passes defensed, 26 forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 95.5 sacks in 156 career games (141 starts) after he was the 16th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. For an Eagles team lacking a ton of depth on the defensive front, Kerrigan represents a very nice pickup.

    May 17 · Source via Football Team Ryan Kerrigan
  • Bengals Sign Trent Taylor

    The Cincinnati Bengals signed former San Francisco 49ers slot receiver and punt returner Trent Taylor to an undisclosed deal on Monday, according to a source. Taylor is a good fit with Cincinnati, who lost slot receiver/punt returner Alex Erickson in free agency this offseason. Taylor, 27, caught 10 of his 21 targets for 86 yards and no touchdowns in 12 games (one start) for the 49ers last season. The fifth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech in 2017 by the 49ers caught 79 passes on 122 targets for 731 yards and three touchdowns in his three seasons with the team over 41 games (two starts). With Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Auden Tate and rookie Ja'Marr Chase in the fold, Taylor will be providing receiving depth, so don't expect much in terms of fantasy value.

    May 17 · Source via Bengals Trent Taylor
  • Najee Harris eager to show value as Steelers' receiving threat

    May 17 · ESPN Steelers Najee Harris
  • Falcons To Sign Eli Ankou

    May 16 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Eli Ankou
  • Troymaine Pope signs a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    May 16 · FantasyPros Buccaneers Troymaine Pope
  • Panthers To Sign S Delano Hill

    May 16 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Delano Hill
  • Dynasty | Terrace Marshall limited

    May 16 · Dynasty League Football Panthers Terrace Marshall
  • Dynasty | Rashod Bateman as advertised

    May 16 · Dynasty League Football Ravens Rashod Bateman
  • Dynasty | Nico Collins is the prototype receiver

    May 16 · Dynasty League Football Texans Nico Collins
  • Dynasty | O.J. Howard nearly healthy

    May 16 · Dynasty League Football Buccaneers Rob Gronkowski O.J. Howard
  • Giants Sign Kelvin Benjamin

    May 16 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Kelvin Benjamin
  • Giants To Sign RB Corey Clement

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Corey Clement
  • Giants Plan To Re-Sign Nate Ebner

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Nate Ebner
  • Travis Etienne taking all minicamp reps at wide receiver

    May 15 · FantasyPros Jaguars Travis Etienne
  • Packers To Sign QB Kurt Benkert

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors Packers
  • Former Broncos OL Ja'Wuan James Considering Grievance

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Ja'Wuan James
  • Vikings Sign Fourth-Round RB Kene Nwangwu

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Kene Nwangwu
  • WR Marqise Lee Joining 49ers On Tryout Basis

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Marqise Lee
  • Lions Shopping OL Tyrell Crosby?

    May 15 · Pro Football Rumors Lions Tyrell Crosby
  • Bobby McCain Signing With Washington

    Former Miami Dolphins safety Bobby McCain is signing an undisclosed one-year deal with the Washington Football Team on Friday, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. McCain was a starter and team captain over six seasons with the Dolphins before he was released this offseason, but he should immediately play a key role in Washington's secondary in 2021. His arrival could put Troy Apke's roster spot in jeopardy this summer, and McCain will give Kamren Curl some competition for the free safety spot. The 27-year-old was a fifth-round pick by Miami in 2015, and he spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Dolphins. McCain totaled 46 tackles (39 solo), one interception and five passes defensed in 16 games (15 starts) last year. He has seven career interceptions and 30 passes defensed.

    May 14 · Source via Football Team Bobby McCain
  • DaeSean Hamilton Has Torn ACL

    Denver Broncos wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (knee) has suffered a torn ACL away from the team's facilities, according to sources. It was reported on Thursday that the Broncos were waiving Hamilton due to a surplus of depth at the position, but he hasn't officially been waived and the team was in the process of working out a trade with another team for after rookie minicamp before the injury struck. In light of this injury, the Broncos will hold tight and re-evaluate their options with Hamilton. Waiving Hamilton will save the team $2.8 million in salary cap space. He's likely to become the odd man out of a loaded wideout corps that includes Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick. Hamilton had 23 catches for 293 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games for Denver last year.

    May 14 · Source via Broncos DaeSean Hamilton
  • Kelvin Benjamin Trying Out As Tight End With Giants

    Free-agent wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2018, is trying out with the New York Giants during their rookie minicamp this weekend as a tight end. Benjamin was a first-round pick by the Carolina Panthers back in 2014, when current Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was in charge. His best season came as a rookie, when he put up a 1,000-yard season with nine touchdowns in Carolina. He gained weight and fell out of favor, leading to a trade to Buffalo, where he played 18 games with minimal results. Benjamin played in three regular season games with the Chiefs in 2018, but hasn't seen the field since. The Giants already have Evan Engram and Kyle Rudolph at the position, so it would be a long shot for Benjamin to resurface in the Big Apple as a tight end.

    May 14 · Source via Giants Kelvin Benjamin
  • Matt LaFleur Says Packers Want Aaron Rodgers Back

    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur reiterated that the team wants quarterback Aaron Rodgers to return in 2021 and beyond. "We still obviously feel the same way. We want him back in the worst way. I know he knows that. We'll continue to work at it each and every day," LaFleur said. It was reported on draft day last month that Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay, and rumors have been swirling ever since. Green Bay has no plans to trade Rodgers, and several of his ex-teammates believe the situation is fixable. The Packers are apparently pleased with Jordan Love's development despite the fact that he didn't play at all in his rookie year after being a first-round pick. Rodgers, last year's MVP, continues to play at a high level despite nearing the end of his career. Wherever he's playing in 2021, he'll be a highly coveted high-end QB1, that's to be sure.

    May 14 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Joe Tryon Recovering From Surgery

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Joe Tryon (knee), who was the team's first-round selection in this year's draft, is not taking part in rookie minicamp this weekend and recently had a minor surgical procedure on his knee, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Tryon came off the board at No. 32 overall in the first round last month. He opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 but managed eight sacks in 2019 in his final college season. He will need to be developed at the next level, but he's an exciting pass-rushing prospect off the edge that should fit nicely with a much-improved defensive unit in Tampa.

    May 14 · Source via Buccaneers Joe Tryon
  • Antonio Brown Facing Civil Lawsuit

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is facing a civil lawsuit over allegations of assault and battery stemming from an altercation with a moving truck driver last year. Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, both face one count of battery and one count of assault in the lawsuit. Brown pleaded no contest to a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor charges of battery and criminal mischief in the same incident and received two years of probation. His attorneys are questioning the new lawsuit, which was filed more than a year after the incident. The wideout was suspended for the first eight games of last year for violations of the league's personal-conduct policy, but it's unknown if he might face another suspension for this new lawsuit. Brown had 45 catches for 483 yards and four touchdowns last regular season.

    May 14 · Source via Buccaneers Antonio Brown
  • Isaiah Simmons, Zaven Collins Expected To Start

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it's fair to assume that linebackers Isaiah Simmons (last year's first-round pick) and Zaven Collins (this year's first-rounder) will line up together as starters this season. It means that Jordan Hicks is the odd-man out, and it was reported this week that the organization has given Hicks permission to seek a trade. It doesn't mean that a trade will happen, but Hicks' role would be significantly downgraded if he were to remain with the Cardinals. Collins was taken 16th overall by Arizona in this year's draft and will give the team plenty of versatility as another defensive chess piece.

    May 14 · Source via Cardinals Zaven Collins Jordan Hicks Isaiah Simmons
  • Justin Fields Taking Part In Rookie Minicamp

    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who the team traded up for to select at No. 11 overall in this year's NFL draft, will be taking part in the team's virtual rookie minicamp this weekend. Head coach Matt Nagy, who was present in Kansas City when the team transitioned from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes, would ideally like to see Fields sit behind Andy Dalton for a year before he took over the starting job. Don't forget, Nick Foles is also in this QB room. Fields was rated as high as No. 2 in this year's quarterback crop, although the Bears don't seem intent on rushing him with Dalton signed to a one-year contract. Fields is extremely athletic, but fantasy managers in single-year leagues shouldn't expect much from him in 2021.

    May 14 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • Jaylen Waddle Signs Four-Year Rookie Deal

    Former Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle signed his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins on Friday, according to a source. Waddle was the sixth overall pick in this year's NFL draft. He's expected to immediately line up in three-receiver sets alongside DeVante Parker and Will Fuller in his rookie season, and he'll be reunited with college quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Based on how Tagovailoa performed in 2020, fantasy managers in single-year formats shouldn't be expecting too much from the rookie pass-catcher in his first year in the NFL, but he'll certainly be an exciting dynasty/keeper pickup. Expect Miami to use Waddle more in the slot, which could make him a favorite target of Tua.

    May 14 · Source via Dolphins Oday Aboushi
  • Antonio Hamilton Visiting With Buccaneers

    Kansas City Chiefs free-agent cornerback Antonio Hamilton is visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. Hamilton will try out for the team during their rookie minicamp this weekend. The 28-year-old played 24 snaps on special teams in the Super Bowl against Tampa in February. If signed by the Bucs, he'd be competing for the fifth cornerback job and a special teams role. Hamilton was one of the highest-graded runners in the NFL after the 2019 season, and he played the second-most special teams snaps (330) for the Chiefs last year. In his five years in the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants and Chiefs, Hamilton has 50 tackles (40 solo) and five passes defensed in 57 games (two starts).

    May 14 · Source via Chiefs Antonio Hamilton
  • Broncos Release T Ja'Wuan James

    May 14 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos
  • Giants To Work Out RB Corey Clement

    May 14 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Corey Clement
  • Dolphins Sign Jaylen Waddle

    May 14 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Jaylen Waddle
  • Latest On Texans' Deshaun Watson

    May 14 · Pro Football Rumors Texans Deshaun Watson
  • Washington Signs First-Rounder Jamin Davis, Rest Of Picks

    The Washington Football Team signed all 10 of their 2021 NFL draft picks to their rookie contracts, including first-round linebacker Jamin Davis. Davis was taken at No. 19 overall out of Kentucky after a junior season in which he recorded 102 tackles and three interceptions in 10 games. He'll join an already nasty defense in D.C. after impressing during his school's Pro Day in the pre-draft process. Davis can play in the box but also excels in pass coverage. The 6-foot-3, 234-pounder has excellent athleticism all across the field and should earn the right to start right away in his rookie season. Davis may not be a beast right out of the gates in Washington, but he has extremely high long-term upside.

    May 13 · Source via Football Team Jamin Davis
  • Broncos Sign Cameron Fleming

    The Denver Broncos signed free-agent offensive tackle Cameron Fleming to a one-year deal worth up to $3.67 million on Thursday, according to a source. Fleming was a fourth-round pick by the New England Patriots out of Stanford in 2014, and he won two Super Bowls in his four years with the team. He was mostly a fill-in starter with the Pats, and the 28-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. Fleming was penalized six times and allowed 5.5 sacks in all 16 games for the G-Men last year. He will have a chance to compete at right tackle with Bobby Massie, who the team also signed on Thursday, after Ja'Wuan James (Achilles) suffered a potentially season-ending injury recently.

    May 13 · Source via Broncos Cameron Fleming
  • Chiefs Trade For Mike Hughes

    The Kansas City Chiefs acquired cornerback Mike Hughes and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round pick, according to a source. Minnesota declined their fifth-year option on the former first-round pick a week ago after the 24-year-old has dealt with serious injuries throughout his time with the Vikings. Hughes played in just four games last season and has 80 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two interceptions (one for a touchdown) in 24 games (seven starts) in his three seasons in the NFL with the Vikes. The writing was on the wall for Hughes in Minnesota when the team signed All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson in free agency. The Chiefs will take a low-risk flier on Hughes and cross their fingers that he can stay healthy to give them extra cornerback depth.

    May 13 · Source via Vikings Chiefs Mike Hughes
  • Colts Sign Eddy Pineiro

    The Indianapolis Colts are signing free-agent kicker Eddy Pineiro to an undisclosed one-year deal on Thursday, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Pineiro made 82.1 percent of his 28 field-goal attempts in 2019 with the Chicago Bears in his first NFL season, but he suffered an injury last season and never attempted a kick. The 25-year-old proved to be clutch in high-pressure situations and missed just two of his 29 extra-point tries in 2019 as well. He'll head to Indianapolis, where he'll represent valuable kicking depth behind Rodrigo Blankenship. Fantasy managers can avoid Pineiro in all leagues unless he takes over the kicking duties at some point next season.

    May 13 · Source via Colts Eddy Pineiro
  • Chiefs Sign Second-Round C Creed Humphrey

    May 13 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs
  • Kelvin Benjamin trying out for the Giants

    May 13 · FantasyPros Giants Kelvin Benjamin
  • Dre Kirkpatrick Visiting With Patriots

    Former Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is visiting with the New England Patriots on Thursday, according to a source. The former Alabama first-round pick could resurface with head coach Bill Belichick. The 31-year-old was the 17th overall pick of the Bengals in the 2012 NFL draft and spent the first eight years of his career in Cincinnati before joining the Cardinals last year. In 14 games (11 starts) for Arizona in 2020, Kirkpatrick had 56 tackles (53 solo), a career-high-tying three interceptions and seven passes defensed. In his nine-year career, he has 358 combined tackles (307 solo), 13 interceptions (two for touchdowns), 72 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three sacks in 113 games (78 starts).

    May 13 · Source via Dre Kirkpatrick
  • Broncos Waiving DaeSean Hamilton

    The Denver Broncos are waiving wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton on Thursday, according to a source. The Broncos have a surplus of depth at the position and had trade talks involving the former fourth-round pick, but they couldn't finalize a deal. There's a strong possibility that Hamilton is claimed off waivers by another team. The 26-year-old caught 23 of his 44 targets last year for 293 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games (two starts). In his three seasons with the Broncos, Hamilton recorded 81 receptions for 833 yards and five touchdowns in 46 games (nine starts). With Courtland Sutton returning from injury this year, the Broncos will also have second-year wideouts Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick in the fold in four-receiver sets.

    May 13 · Source via Broncos DaeSean Hamilton
  • Ravens Sign Lamar Jackson's High School Teammate

    The Baltimore Ravens signed wide receiver Donte Sylencieux, one of nine undrafted rookies signed by the team on Thursday. Sylencieux was quarterback Lamar Jackson's favorite target when the two played together at Boynton Beach Community High School in Florida. Sylencieux caught 10 touchdowns in two seasons with Jackson. He caught 59 passes in three seasons at Graceland University and is considered a long shot to make the final roster this summer. The Ravens took two receivers in this year's draft, including first-rounder Rashod Bateman, and also added veteran Sammy Watkins in free agency. The Ravens signed Jaylen Smith, Jackson's top target at Louisville, in 2019, but he was cut before the regular season.

    May 13 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Giants Sign Second-Round DE Azeez Ojulari

    May 13 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Azeez Ojulari
  • Trevor Lawrence To Be Limited In Rookie Minicamp

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (shoulder), the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, will be limited in what he's asked to do in this weekend's rookie minicamp. He is doing well in his rehab from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, so the Jaguars are just being extra cautious with their franchise signal-caller. It doesn't make any sense for the team to push their prized asset this early in the offseason, even if his surgery was all the way back in February. Lawrence should be 100 percent ready to go by the time training camp begins this summer. He will be the team's starter in Week 1 and has the athleticism, footwork and accuracy to be successful in his rookie season. However, it remains to be seen if Jacksonville's offense will be productive enough around him to support his fantasy value in single-year leagues in 2021.

    May 13 · Source via Jaguars Trevor Lawrence
  • Caleb Farley Signs Rookie Contract

    The Tennessee Titans and cornerback Caleb Farley agreed on a four-year, $13.495 million fully guaranteed contract on Thursday. Farley underwent back surgery in March, which caused him to miss his Pro Day and fall to pick No. 22 overall in the first round of the draft. Doctors said that the 22-year-old should be ready for the 2021 season, though, so the Titans weren't afraid to take a chance on him at that spot. Farley should be a much-needed boost of energy to Tennessee's secondary in his rookie season if he can just stay on the field. He has the chance to be a real special cornerback at the next level and should be able to keep up with even the most athletic wide receivers in the NFL.

    May 13 · Source via Titans
  • Matt Nagy Deemed A High-Risk Close Contact

    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been deemed a high-risk close contact of a family member who tested positive for COVID-19, and he will participate virtually in on-field activity during this week's rookie minicamp. Per NFL protocols, all meetings will be virtual anyway. Nagy is in the process of being vaccinated, but the process has not yet been completed. Each team is allowed to host one three-day rookie minicamp after the draft, and most teams are conducting theirs this weekend. The Bears will get their first look at quarterback Justin Fields, who they traded up to select in the first round.

    May 13 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • Broncos Sign Bobby Massie

    The Denver Broncos signed free-agent right tackle Bobby Massie to a one-year, $4 million deal on Wednesday. The signing comes in the wake of a potentially season-ending Achilles tear that Ja'Wuan James suffered early last week. The 31-year-old Massie has started 110 games in his career and figures to start at right tackle for Denver in 2021. The Broncos were interested in Massie back in 2016, when he signed with the Chicago Bears in free agency. He missed the last eight games of last year with a knee injury but had returned to practice before the end of the season. Denver used four different right tackles in 2020 with James opting out of the season, so they'll be hoping that Massie can lock down that spot. The team hasn't had a player start all 16 games of a season at right tackle since Orlando Franklin in 2012.

    May 13 · Source via Broncos Bobby Massie
  • Packers Sign Blake Bortles

    The Green Bay Packers signed veteran quarterback Blake Bortles to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday, according to a source. Bortles is the first addition at the position since news of Aaron Rodgers' unhappiness with the organization broke last month. However, Green Bay had just Rodgers and 2020 first-rounder Jordan Love on the roster at the position, so additions to the position were inevitable. Bortles has a connection with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett from their time together with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2015-18. The third pick back in 2014 last played in a regular season game in 2019 with the Los Angeles Rams and spent time with the Rams and Denver Broncos last year. He will strictly represent QB depth in Green Bay.

    May 13 · Source via Packers Blake Bortles
  • Chiefs Sign Second-Round LB Nick Bolton

    May 13 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs Nick Bolton
  • Why Cardinals LB Zaven Collins may force out Jordan Hicks

    May 13 · ESPN Cardinals Zaven Collins Jordan Hicks
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Auditioning For Texans

    May 12 · Pro Football Rumors Texans Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
  • Rashod Bateman Signs Rookie Deal

    The Baltimore Ravens announced on Wednesday that first-round wide receiver Rashod Bateman signed his rookie deal. The Ravens took Bateman at No. 27 overall with a clear need for receiving help the last several seasons. The Minnesota product has the ability to play all over the field and could become Baltimore's top wideout in his first season alongside Marquise Brown, veteran Sammy Watkins and Miles Boykin. There is opportunity for Bateman to make some noise in fantasy in his rookie season, but fantasy managers should temper expectations in this run-first offense. The Ravens have targeted pass-catchers just 393 times in the last two years, a number that four teams topped in 2020 alone. Tight end Mark Andrews will also remain in the mix as one of quarterback Lamar Jackson's favorite targets.

    May 12 · Source via Ravens Rashod Bateman
  • Dynasty | Julio Jones rumored to be a Colts target

    May 12 · Dynasty League Football Falcons Colts Julio Jones Michael Pittman
  • Broncos, Bobby Massie Agree To Deal

    May 12 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Bobby Massie
  • Penei Sewell To Miss Minicamp After Positive COVID-19 Test

    Detroit Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell, the No. 7 overall pick in this year's NFL draft, will miss rookie minicamp this weekend after he tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend. Sewell is expected to start at right tackle on the Lions offensive line, which has become a strength of this roster, in his rookie season. Despite sitting out the 2020 college season due to COVID-19, Sewell was a top-10 pick in the draft. The Oregon product was the highest-ranked offensive tackle in this year's draft and stands at 6-foot-6 and 331 pounds. Sewell will add more physicality to Detroit's offensive line, and his selection in the first round is great news for running back D'Andre Swift and new quarterback Jared Goff.

    May 12 · Source via Lions
  • Kerryon Johnson Expects To Compete For Carries In Philly

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Kerryon Johnson, who was waived by the Detroit Lions last Thursday, said he expects to compete for carries in his new backfield. The 23-year-old was a second-round pick out of Auburn in 2018. Knee injuries slowed him in his first two seasons, and he settled for a limited role last year. The Eagles have Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Jordan Howard returning from the 2020 season. They also added Kenny Gainwell in the fifth round of the draft and have Jason Huntley, Adrian Killins and Elijah Holyfield battling for roster spots. If Philly carries four RBs on the active roster, it could come down to Howard or Johnson. Johnson has versatility as a pass-catcher and pass-protector, but he'll likely be competing for a limited role behind Sanders and Scott, leaving him little fantasy upside in this crowded backfield.

    May 12 · Source via Eagles Kerryon Johnson
  • Jets Working Out Tavon Austin

    The New York Jets are working out veteran free-agent wide receiver Tavon Austin on Wednesday, according to a source. Austin played for the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers last season, but he caught just five passes for 20 yards in four games. The 31-year-old was a bust with the Rams after they took him eighth overall in the 2013 NFL draft out of West Virginia. In five seasons with the Rams to begin his career, Austin caught 194 passes for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in 75 games (50 starts). In 2018 and 2019 with the Dallas Cowboys, he had 21 receptions (37 targets) for 317 yards and three scores. Even if he lands with Gang Green, don't expect Austin to have much of an offensive role.

    May 12 · Source via Jets Tavon Austin
  • Washington Signs Charles Leno Jr. To One-Year Deal

    The Washington Football Team signed veteran offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. to a one-year deal worth $5 million on Wednesday, according to his agent, Ron Slavin. Leno was released by the Chicago Bears earlier this month after he started 93 straight games at left tackle for the team. The 2018 Pro Bowler visited with Washington on Monday before signing his deal. Washington also traded for guard Ereck Flowers and drafted tackle Samuel Cosmi in the second round this year to bolster their offensive line. If Washington wants Cosmi to move to the right side, they could release right tackle Morgan Moses, who has started every game since 2015. Cornelius Lucas and Geron Christian combined to start 14 games at left tackle in 2020, but Leno figures to be the blind-side protector in 2021.

    May 12 · Source via Football Team
  • Jordan Hicks Given Permission To Seek Trade

    The Arizona Cardinals have given linebacker Jordan Hicks permission to seek a trade, according to a source. The Cardinals selected linebacker Zaven Collins with the 16th overall pick in the first round of this year's draft, and he will be the starting Mike linebacker in his rookie season. Hicks took a $3 million pay cut and will now make $2 million in base salary with a chance to make $1 million in 2021. It's possible that he'll remain with the team as a reserve linebacker, but first he'll gauge the market. Hicks also has $2 million available this season in playing-time incentives. The 28-year-old signed with Arizona in 2019, and he finished with 118 tackles and four passes defensed last season.

    May 12 · Source via Cardinals Jordan Hicks
  • Packers To Sign Blake Bortles

    May 12 · Pro Football Rumors Packers Blake Bortles
  • Former Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson draws interest from Bears, Bills, Eagles in free agency, per report

    May 12 · CBS Sports Bills Bears Eagles Steven Nelson
  • Chargers,¬†Asante Samuel Jr. Agree To Deal

    May 12 · Pro Football Rumors Chargers Asante Samuel Jr.
  • Chiefs Bring Back Andrew Wylie

    The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed offensive tackle Andrew Wylie to a one-year, $2.133 million deal Tuesday and released quarterback Jordan Ta'amu in a corresponding move. The restricted free agent was tendered a contract offer back in mid-March, and Wylie signed the tender on Tuesday. He signed with the team in 2018 and has become a reliable and valuable depth player on the team's offensive line. Wylie has started 35 games at three different positions in the last three seasons for Kansas City. But with the guard position being extremely competitive heading into 2021, he'll have to prove his worth alongside players like Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Joe Thuney, Kyle Long, Austin Blythe and Trey Smith.

    May 11 · Source via Chiefs
  • Browns Claim Chase McLaughlin Off Waivers

    The Cleveland Browns claimed kicker Chase McLaughlin off waivers from the New York Jets on Tuesday. Kicker Matt McCrane was released in a corresponding move. McLaughlin made four of his five field-goal kicks last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jets. The 25-year-old will join Cody Parkey on the kicking depth chart in Cleveland and will be expected to compete with Parkey for the starting gig to begin the season. Parkey wasn't all that bad last season, but he did miss extra points in three of the team's final four regular season games and wasn't exactly clutch. So if McLaughlin comes into training camp and impresses, he could win the job over Parkey. This is a situation you'll want to avoid in fantasy.

    May 11 · Source via Browns Chase McLaughlin
  • Broncos Sign Ryan Pope

    The Denver Broncos signed young offensive tackle Ryan Pope to an undisclosed deal on Tuesday following a tryout. Pope spent last season with the Green Bay Packers but didn't appear in a game. The Broncos will also work out veteran tackles Dennis Kelly, Cameron Fleming and Bobbie Massie on Wednesday. Denver is looking for offensive line reinforcements after right tackle Ja'Wuan James (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles last week while working out. At the moment, Dalton Risner would be in line to start at right tackle opposite Garrett Bolles in 2021. Expect the Broncos to add some more offensive line help in the near future.

    May 11 · Source via Broncos
  • Antwaun Woods Signs With Colts

    Former Dallas Cowboys starting defensive lineman Antwaun Woods signed an undisclosed one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. In a corresponding move, the Colts waived linebacker Anthony Butler. Woods was instrumental in the Cowboys defensive resurgence in the middle of last season when he moved into the starting lineup, but Dallas also added six defensive linemen since March. He should represent valuable defensive line depth for Indianapolis at the one-technique, nose tackle spot behind starter Grover Stewart. Woods is more of a run-stuffer than pass-rusher, and he'll be competing with the likes of Taylor Stallworth, Andrew Brown and Chris Williams for a roster spot.

    May 11 · Source via Colts Antwaun Woods
  • Jonathan Allen Wants To Stay With WFT

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Football Team Jonathan Allen
  • Latest On Jets' Kicking Situation

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Jets Sam Ficken
  • Chiefs GM Brett Veach On Orlando Brown Contract Situation

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Orlando Brown
  • Najee Harris to push for 275 touches as a rookie, per beat writer

    May 11 · FantasyPros Steelers Najee Harris
  • Falcons Extremely Confident In Matt Ryan

    Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London has been a staunch supporter of quarterback Matt Ryan since he joined the team. "We studied every drop-back pass, every play-action pass, everything that Matt did this past year," said London. "We thought as a staff that he was still performing at a high level. He could still do everything that was needed to do to run this offense. I look forward to working with him. He has a very unique skill-set." The Falcons committed to the 36-year-old when they restructured his deal and then didn't select a QB in the draft. On top of that, they gave him a new tight end with the fourth overall pick in Kyle Pitts. Ryan will need better protection up front from the offensive line, but he has all the weapons to be a very strong QB1 again in 2021.

    May 11 · Source via Falcons Matt Ryan
  • Colts To Sign DT Antwaun Woods

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Colts Antwaun Woods
  • Cameron McGrone May Miss His Rookie Season

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said after this year's NFL draft that their fifth-rounder, linebacker Cameron McGrone (knee), might miss his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL last November. "We're not really sure what the expectation of availability is for him, but we're prepared certainly to not have him available this year," Belichick said. "There are no false expectations here. He should have a good recovery and be a good player; we'll just have to see what the timing is on that." In a best-case scenario, McGrone would eventually replace Dont'a Hightower in the middle of New England's defense. McGrone is currently rehabbing his ACL injury but also tore his right ACL in high school. His lack of game action at Michigan makes him extremely risky, but Belichick and the Pats are comfortable with being patient to see if he pans out.

    May 11 · Source via Patriots Cameron McGrone
  • Falcons To Have Open Competition At Running Back

    Atlanta Falcons running backs coach Desmond Kitchings said that the team will have an open competition at running back after they did not add to the position through the most recent NFL draft. They finished 27th in rushing in 2020 and let Todd Gurley II, Brian Hill and Ito Smith -- their top three backs -- walk out the door. Mike Davis signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal with Atlanta in free agency after totaling 1,000 yards from scrimmage last season in Carolina. He plays the game physical and has also developed into a solid pass-catcher, so there's opportunity for him to have a feature-back role in 2021. The Falcons are also counting on former wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to play some running back. He had a career-high 64 carries for 232 yards and a score last year with Chicago. It sounds as though the Falcons have plans to use Patterson as more than just a gadget player, but he may not have much fantasy appeal unless Davis misses time with an injury. The Falcons also retained Qadree Ollison, who played just 13 snaps in 2020.

    May 11 · Source via Falcons Mike Davis Qadree Ollison Cordarrelle Patterson
  • Dan Quinn Bringing New Scheme To Cowboys Defense

    Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will bring some scheme changes in his new gig after being fired by the Atlanta Falcons after an 0-5 start to the 2020 season. He has long been associated with the 4-3, Cover 3 style of defense that made him famous with the Seattle Seahawks, and it's also very similar to the scheme Rod Marinelli and Kris Richard ran for two years in Dallas. A lot of those elements will remain with Quinn, but he plans on implementing new looks as well. Quinn said the Cowboys base look would resemble more of a 3-4. Dallas spent plenty of draft capital on the defensive side of the ball in this year's draft, and first-round linebacker Micah Parsons (12th overall) should team well with DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith. Quinn's defenses in Atlanta never lived up to expectations, and while they have the talent in Dallas, time will tell whether Quinn's new tweaks will mesh well with the team's current personnel.

    May 11 · Source via Cowboys Demarcus Lawrence Micah Parsons Jaylon Smith Leighton Vander Esch
  • Broncos To Host¬†Jermaine Eluemunor

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Jermaine Eluemunor
  • Broncos Meet With Cameron Fleming

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Cameron Fleming
  • Falcons Cut K Elliott Fry

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Elliott Fry
  • Lions TE T.J. Hockenson preparing for bigger role on and off the field

    May 11 · ESPN Lions T.J. Hockenson
  • Texans Won't Rush Davis Mills

    Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio said there is no pressure for rookie quarterback Davis Mills to perform in a hurry despite the turmoil surrounding Deshaun Watson and more than 20 lawsuits filed against him. "No different than any other player," Caserio said of the timeline of bringing along the first-year signal-caller. "Bring him in, teach him our system, teach him our terminology, take it one step at a time." It's unclear what will happen with Watson as the legal proceedings play out, but the Texans weren't looking to trade him, despite his public request, before his legal issues arose. Since then, trade chatter surrounding Watson has quieted down. The three-time Pro Bowler could remain with the Texans in 2021, but wherever he's playing, he could be facing a lengthy suspension as well.

    May 10 · Source via Texans Davis Mills
  • Packers To Work Out Chad Kelly, Kurt Benkert

    The Green Bay Packers will bring in quarterbacks Chad Kelly and Kurt Benkert to this weekend's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Benkert went undrafted out of Virginia and spent the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, mainly on the practice squad. Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, was taken with the final pick of the 2017 draft by the Denver Broncos, but he washed out of Denver after two seasons. He's been with the Indianapolis Colts the last two years but was released. Both players could become camp arms with upside further down the depth chart if they sign in Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love, last year's first-round pick, are the only signal-callers currently on the roster.

    May 10 · Source via Packers Chad Kelly
  • Panthers Cut Frank Herron, Sign Two UDFAs

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Frank Herron
  • WR Davante Adams Discusses Future With Packers

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Packers Davante Adams
  • Chiefs Release OL Bryan Witzmann

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs Bryan Witzmann
  • Titans Cut LB Nate Orchard

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Titans Nate Orchard
  • Jaguars Planning To Sign Tim Tebow

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to sign quarterback-turned-tight-end Tim Tebow to an undisclosed one-year deal, and it could become official in the next week or so. Tebow will have a chance to make the team and reunite with head coach Urban Meyer, who was his mentor and college head coach at the University of Florida. The 33-year-old gave up his baseball career with the New York Mets and is now giving it another go on the gridiron at a different position. The Jaguars have long been looking for a tight end, but that's unlikely to be Tebow. He last played in the NFL with the New York Jets in 2012. If Tebow were to win a roster spot out of training camp, he'd be competing with Chris Manhertz, James O'Shaughnessy and rookie Luke Farrell for playing time.

    May 10 · Source via Jaguars Tim Tebow
  • Washington Excited About Curtis Samuel's Potential

    The Washington Football Team signed wide receiver Curtis Samuel to a three-year deal this offseason, reuniting him with head coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner from their time together with the Carolina Panthers. Rivera drafted Samuel in 2017, and Turner was the quarterbacks coach in Carolina from 2018-2019. "You can do a lot of different things with him," Turner said. "He's only 24 years old, I think he's just scratching the surface on what he's capable of." Samuel broke out in 2020, catching a career-high 77 passes for 851 yards and three touchdowns, adding 200 rushing yards and two more TDs. Samuel will be the No. 2 behind Terry McLaurin and will be an ideal fit for this offense. He'll be a low-end WR2 with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing him passes.

    May 10 · Source via Football Team Curtis Samuel
  • Tamba Hali Officially Retiring With Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs signed former linebacker Tamba Hali to a one-day contract on Monday so he can officially retire with the organization. The six-time Pro Bowler played with the Chiefs for his entire 12-year career. The 37-year-old last played in the NFL in 2017, but he made the Pro Bowl with Kansas City in five straight seasons from 2011 to 2015. He was the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft and finished his illustrious career with 596 tackles (105 for loss), 159 QB hits, two interceptions (one for a touchdown), 16 passes defensed, 33 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries (one for a TD) and 89.5 sacks in 177 regular season games (157 starts).

    May 10 · Source via Chiefs Tamba Hali
  • Chargers Sign Christian Covington

    The Los Angeles Chargers signed free-agent defensive tackle Christian Covington to an undisclosed deal on Monday, according to his agent. Covington was a sixth-round pick by the Houston Texans out of Rice in 2015. He's also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals in his six NFL seasons. Covington started 14 of the 16 games he played in for the Bengals last season and was on the field for 53 percent of the team's defensive snaps. The 27-year-old had 39 tackles (14 solo) and one QB hit. In his NFL career, Covington has 132 tackles (15 for loss), 20 QB hits, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and 8.5 sacks in 82 games (29 starts).

    May 10 · Source via Bengals Christian Covington
  • Shaquem Griffin Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams

    Ex-Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin has drawn interest from multiple teams and should find a home soon, according to sources informed of the situation. The fifth-rounder in 2018 appeared in 46 games for the Seahawks, recording one sack, six QB hits and 25 tackles. Griffin's twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, signed a big deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. The twins played together at UCF and in Seattle, so Griffin may be looking to join his brother in Jacksonville. His new club could be looking at him as a full-time pass-rusher after he played off the ball in Seattle. The 25-year-old became the odd-man out in Seattle after the team added Jordyn Brooks, Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven to the position in recent seasons.

    May 10 · Source via Shaquem Griffin
  • Antwaun Woods Visiting With Colts

    Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, who was waived last week, is visiting the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, according to a source. Woods, a former undrafted free agent out of USC, played two seasons with the Tennessee Titans before joining the Cowboys in 2018. The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder has recorded 83 tackles (25 solo), four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries in 40 career games (32 starts) with the Titans and Cowboys. Woods helped spark Dallas' midseason improvement on defense last year when he was moved into the starting lineup, and he finished with 23 tackles (seven solo), one sack and two QB pressures in 14 games (seven starts) in 2020. He'd be a rotational nose tackle for Indy if he were to sign.

    May 10 · Source via Cowboys Antwaun Woods
  • Eric Fisher Joins Colts On One-Year Deal

    Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher is signing a one-year, $9.4 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, according to a source. The former No. 1 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 will now be quarterback Carson Wentz's blind-side protector in 2021. The 30-year-old tore his right Achilles before the Super Bowl last year and was cut by KC. The Colts won't rush Fisher back, though, so there's a chance that he's not ready to play until early October. Coming out of this year's NFL draft, the left tackle position was still a big area of need for the Colts, but this signing takes care of that and makes their offensive line even more elite. It's excellent news as Wentz tries to bounce back from a disastrous final season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020. It's also great news for second-year running back Jonathan Taylor.

    May 10 · Source via Colts Eric Fisher
  • Patriots To Sign Harvey Langi

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Harvey Langi
  • Chargers To Sign Christian Covington

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Chargers Christian Covington