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  • Giants Part Ways With David Mayo

    The New York Giants released linebacker David Mayo on Wednesday. Mayo had two years left on his deal. Combined with the release of veteran wide receiver Golden Tate, the Giants will save a combined $8.4 million in salary cap space for 2021. He was acquired off waivers just before the 2019 season opener, and he went on to record 82 tackles (five for loss) and two sacks. Mayo signed a three-year contract extension last offseason but suffered a torn meniscus in his knee shortly before Week 1 and was placed on Injured Reserve. He played in 11 games last year, mostly as a backup, and recorded only 29 tackles.

    Mar 3 · Source via Giants David Mayo
  • LB Davis to sign 1-day deal with Panthers, retire

    Mar 3 · ESPN Panthers Thomas Davis Sr.
  • Giants Release Golden Tate Wednesday

    The New York Giants released wide receiver Golden Tate on Wednesday, according to a source. Cutting the 32-year-old veteran wideout will save the Giants $6.2 million in salary cap space. Tate was with the G-Men the last two seasons and caught 84 passes for 1,064 yards and eight touchdowns, but he caught just 35 passes on 52 targets for 388 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games (four starts) for the team in 2020. Tate was unhappy with his role in the offense last season and voiced his displeasure, leading to his benching. It's not a surprise that the Giants moved on to help free up some salary cap space. A Pro Bowler in 2014, Tate still has something left, although he'll likely serve in a complementary role wherever he lands next.

    Mar 3 · Source via Giants Golden Tate
  • Vikings GM Backs Kirk Cousins

    Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman voiced support for quarterback Kirk Cousins amid rumors and speculation over whether he could be traded this offseason. "Kirk Cousins is our quarterback. I know there's a lot of rumors floating around out there, but Kirk Cousins is our quarterback. We felt that he played very well, probably the best that he's ever played, down that stretch last year," Spielman said. Cousins no longer has a no-trade clause in his contract, but Minnesota is sticking with him under center. He signed a two-year, $66 million extension last March that will make him $21 million in 2021. His $35 million salary for 2022 becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the roster on the third day of the 2021 league year. Cousins threw a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2020 and is a QB1 fallback option if you don't land one of the big names at the position.

    Mar 3 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Jets Will Listen On Sam Darnold

    New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas said that the team is open to listening to trade offers for quarterback Sam Darnold this offseason. "I will answer the call if it's made," Douglas said Wednesday. The Jets could opt to stick with Darnold, draft a replacement at No. 2 overall or pursue Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson if he becomes available. Douglas said he's in no rush to make a decision and downplayed Watson as an option. Since the end of the 2020 season, the Jets have been non-committal on Darnold, who has yet to take the next step. The Jets will evaluate the top QBs in the draft before making a final decision on Darnold. The 23-year-old hasn't had a ton of help around him, but it sounds like the Jets may be moving on soon. Stay tuned.

    Mar 3 · Source via Jets Sam Darnold
  • No Deadline For Larry Fitzgerald's Decision

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has yet to make a decision on whether he'll continue his career in 2021, and general manager Steve Keim said that the window remains open for Arizona to find a way to bring him back. Keim also said that the start of the new league year on March 17 is not a deadline for Fitzgerald to decide on whether he'll return. The future Hall of Famer had the lowest production totals of his career in 2020, catching 54 passes for 409 yards and only one touchdown behind DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. The Cardinals wouldn't mind if the 37-year-old returns for another season, but fantasy managers have already moved on with Fitz moving to more of a secondary role in the Cardinals offense. With a lowered salary cap, Fitzgerald will likely have to return at a reduced cost if he wants to make one more run at a championship.

    Mar 3 · Source via Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald
  • Raiders Very Happy With Derek Carr

    The Las Vegas Raiders don't sound like they're looking to get rid of quarterback Derek Carr this offseason. "I think Derek Carr had his best year yet, under Jon Gruden. I think he's one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and we couldn't be happier with him," general manager Mike Mayock said Wednesday. The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback's name has come up in trade rumors, but it sounds like the Raiders are content in keeping him around. Las Vegas is more likely to trade backup Marcus Mariota, although his trade market has dried up in recent weeks. Fullback Alec Ingold and star tight end Darren Waller have voiced their support for Carr this week as well. While the 29-year-old did have the best season of his career in 2020, he's still more of a QB2 in fantasy circles.

    Mar 3 · Source via Raiders Derek Carr
  • Washington Releases Thomas Davis

    The Washington Football Team released veteran linebacker Thomas Davis on Wednesday. Davis had announced back in December that he would be retiring after the 2020 season. The soon-to-be 38-year-old finished his lone season with Washington with just six tackles and a pass defensed in seven games played (no starts). He spent one year with the Chargers in 2019, but before that he spent 13 years of his career in his prime with the Carolina Panthers. A three-time Pro Bowler from 2015-17, including one first-team All-Pro selection, Thomas will finish his career with 1,216 total tackles (90 for loss), 13 interceptions, 55 passes defensed, 18 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries (one touchdown) and 29 sacks in 15 NFL seasons.

    Mar 3 · Source via Football Team Thomas Davis Sr.
  • Saints Cut Jared Cook, Josh Hill

    New Orleans Saints executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis announced on Wednesday that the team has terminated the contracts of tight ends Jared Cook and Josh Hill. Cook is a 12-year veteran who was originally selected in the third round of the 2009 draft out of South Carolina. Since joining the Saints in 2019, he has recorded 80 catches for 1,209 yards (15.1 average) and 16 touchdowns, which is tied for the second-most TDs at the position during that span. The 33-year-old was due an $8.04 million roster bonus on the second day of the new league year. He was a Pro Bowler in 2019, when he had 43 catches for 705 yards and nine touchdowns. With both Cook and Hill now out of the picture in New Orleans, Adam Trautman could be a name to watch as a sleeper at the position in 2021.

    Mar 3 · Source via Saints Josh Hill Jared Cook
  • Cowboys, Dak Prescott Talks Going Well?

    Mar 3 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Raiders Considering Dealing Trent Brown

    The Las Vegas Raiders have had talks about potentially trading offensive tackle Trent Brown, according to a source. With few quality available tackles in free agency this year, the Raiders could receive some real interest in Brown. "The jury is still out here, he's under contract. We believe in the talent of that player. There would be nothing finer than having Trent Brown protecting Derek Carr in the season opener. But the jury is still out," general manager Mike Mayock said. The 27-year-old would account for a $14 million salary cap hit in 2021 if he remains on the roster, which is second on the team to Carr's $22 million. Brown hasn't performed up to expectations and played in just five games in 2020 due to conditioning issues, injuries and multiple trips to the COVID-19 list. He was limited to 11 games in his first season with the team, although he still earned his first Pro Bowl nod.

    Mar 3 · Source via Raiders Derek Carr
  • Tyrell Williams Agrees With Lions

    Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $6.2 million with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, according to a source. With both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones set to hit free agency -- Golladay is a candidate to receive the franchise tag -- Williams gives Detroit some insurance at the position heading into free agency in a few weeks. The 29-year-old pass-catcher didn't play at all during the 2020 season due to injury, but he found the end zone six times in 14 games for the Raiders in 2019. He's also had a 1,000-yard season back with the Chargers, so he could rebound if he can stay on the field in 2021. However, being paired up with new quarterback Jared Goff won't give him a ton of fantasy upside, especially if Golladay returns.

    Mar 3 · Source via Lions Tyrell Williams
  • Delanie Walker Intends To Play In 2021

    Former Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker, who took off last season due to COVID-19 and to get 100 percent healthy, intends to play again in 2021, according to a source. Walker, a three-time Pro Bowler with Tennessee from 2015-17, played in just eight combined games due to injury in 2018 and 2019. In his most recent season in 2019, the 36-year-old veteran had 21 catches on 31 targets for 215 yards and just two touchdowns in seven games (four starts). Smith had a 1,000-yard receiving season in 2015 and had four straight campaigns with at least 800 yards receiving, but he hasn't been healthy in years and is ancient for an NFL tight end. He could command some interest on the open market, but it remains to be seen if he'll have a shot to regain some fantasy relevance.

    Mar 3 · Source via Delanie Walker
  • Ravens To Extend DT Justin Ellis

    Mar 3 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Justin Ellis
  • Odell Beckham Jr. Remains In Browns' Plans

    Mar 3 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Marcus Maye A Franchise-Tag Candidate

    New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas said he's had "productive" talks with agent Erik Burkhardt on impending free-agent safety Marcus Maye, who is a franchise-tag candidate. The soon-to-be 28-year-old had two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles while racking up a career-high 88 tackles (52 solo) for the Jets in 2020. Since being selected by the Jets in the second round out of the University of Florida in 2017, Maye has 266 tackles (189 solo), six interceptions, 22 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 2.5 sacks in 54 games, all of which he has started. New defensive-minded head coach Robert Saleh obviously wants to keep Maye in the fold at free safety for New York's secondary.

    Mar 3 · Source via Jets Marcus Maye
  • Trevor Lawrence's Rehab Going Well

    Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is projected as the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft, said his rehab from left non-throwing shoulder surgery last month is going better than expected. He underwent surgery on Feb. 16 to fix damage to the labrum of his left shoulder. Lawrence remains in California, rehabbing his shoulder at MOTUS Specialists Physical Therapy in Orange County. The focus of his rehab right now is working within pain-free ranges of motion and strengthening the scapular (shoulder blade) muscles along with the core. Lawrence is expected to remain in a brace for around two more weeks, and he could begin throwing in six to eight weeks if the rehab goes as planned. Expected to land with Jacksonville at No. 1 overall, Lawrence could be fantasy relevant in single-year leagues right away as a QB2 with upside.

    Mar 3 · Source via Trevor Lawrence
  • Raiders To Release G Gabe Jackson

    Mar 3 · Pro Football Rumors Raiders Gabe Jackson
  • Weston Richburg Undergoes Hip Surgery

    San Francisco 49ers center Weston Richburg (hip) recently underwent hip surgery, according to a source. There is currently no timetable for Richburg's return. After he did not play in 2020 due to other injuries and while being owed $8.35 million in 2021, it's likely that Richburg has played his final down for the Niners. His future on the field is also up in the air moving forward. The 29-year-old former second-round pick of the New York Giants in 2014 last played in 13 games for the 49ers in 2019. He spent four years with the G-Men before joining San Francisco in 2018. Coming off hip surgery and having not played since 2019, Richburg could easily struggle to find work if he hits the open market this year.

    Mar 3 · Source via 49ers Weston Richburg
  • Saints Re-Sign J.T. Gray, Restructure David Onyemata

    The New Orleans Saints agreed to a two-year deal worth $4 million with safety and special-teamer J.T. Gray on Wednesday, according to sources. The deal includes $2 million guaranteed. The Saints also did a simple restructure on defensive tackle David Onyemata's contract, creating $4.34 million in salary cap space heading into the 2021 season. With plenty of work to get under the salary cap this season, New Orleans has also considered trading defensive tackle Malcom Brown. Brown is in the final year of a three-year deal and his departure, combined with Onyemata's restructure, would clear nearly $10 million in salary cap space. The Saints are likely to continue with smaller re-signings and restructures in the coming days and weeks.

    Mar 3 · Source via Saints J.T. Gray David Onyemata
  • LB Dupree expects knee to be ready by camp

    Mar 3 · ESPN Steelers Bud Dupree
  • Kyle Rudolph Could Have Interest In Signing With Cleveland

    The Minnesota Vikings released long-time tight end Kyle Rudolph on Tuesday, ending a 10-year tenure with the team for the two-time Pro Bowl selection. According to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, Rudolph would reportedly love to join back up with former offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, now the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, if the team moves on from David Njoku this offseason. Clearly on the downside of his career, Rudolph caught just 28 passes and one touchdown in 2020 while appearing in 12 games. There's no word yet as to whether the Browns would be interested in Rudolph's services, although Stefanski's familiarity with the tight end certainly could help. His days as an impact tight end are over, but the 31-year-old could emerge as a depth option, either in Cleveland or elsewhere.

    Mar 3 · Source via Browns David Njoku Kyle Rudolph
  • Brandon Graham wants to remain with Eagles despite franchise entering rebuilding mode

    Mar 3 · CBS Sports Eagles Brandon Graham
  • Jets Release Henry Anderson

    The New York Jets released defensive lineman Henry Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson was due $8.2 million in 2021, and the Jets saved nearly that same amount by cutting him. Anderson, 29, started 24 games for Gang Green in the last three seasons. He carried a $9.5 million salary cap charge, with the remaining $1.3 million as a "dead" charge. New York now has more than $75 million in salary cap space as they head into free agency. Anderson played more snaps (942) than every Jets lineman except Quinnen Williams in 2019 and 2020. Traded over from the Colts during the 2018 draft, Anderson had a career-high seven sacks in the final year of his rookie contract. Since a three-year, $25.2 million deal, he produced just 1.5 sacks in the last 29 games. Anderson played in all 16 games last year, finishing with 42 total tackles.

    Mar 3 · Source via Jets Henry Anderson Quinnen Williams
  • Vikings Release Kyle Rudolph

    The Minnesota Vikings released tight end Kyle Rudolph on Tuesday, according to sources. Rudolph becomes a free agent after 10 seasons and two trips to the Pro Bowl with Minnesota. He was set to make a base salary of $7.65 million in 2021 in the second season of a four-year, $36 million contract. Releasing Rudolph will save the team a little more than $5 million in salary cap space and $8 million in cash in 2021. A second-round pick in 2011, the 31-year-old is a free agent for the first time in his career and should draw real interest on the open market. In the right situation, he could return to TE1 status as a solid red-zone target. Back in Minnesota, Irv Smith Jr. had already started to take over as the team's top pass-catching tight end in 2020. Smith had 30 catches for 365 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games (seven starts) last year, while Rudolph had 28 receptions for 334 yards and one TD in 12 starts.

    Mar 2 · Source via Vikings Kyle Rudolph
  • Bears GM Ryan Pace Discusses QB Plans

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Nick Foles
  • Raiders Re-Sign DE Kendal Vickers

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Raiders Kendal Vickers
  • Ricardo Allen Visits With Bengals

    Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen visited with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, according to a source. It's Allen's first known visit since he was released by the Falcons last month. All seven of his NFL seasons came with the Falcons, and he was a starter for the last six seasons in Atlanta. Allen recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games for the team in 2020. Defensive backs Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell played nearly every defensive snap for Cincy last season and remain under contract in 2021, but backups Shawn Williams and Brandon Wilson are set for free agency in a few weeks. Allen would provide the Bengals with veteran leadership and depth in their secondary if he were to sign with them.

    Mar 2 · Source via Bengals Ricardo Allen
  • Saints Discussing A Malcom Brown Trade

    The New Orleans Saints have had trade conversations about potentially dealing defensive tackle Malcom Brown, according to sources. In the third year of a three-year, $15 million contract, a trade or release would save the Saints around $5 million against the 2021 salary cap. Brown has appeared in 29 games with the Saints in his first two seasons, recording 61 tackles (nine for loss), three sacks and one fumble recovery. New Orleans currently has the worst salary cap situation in the league, with Over The Cap pegging the Saints at $69.5 million over a projected cap of $180.5 million. Trading Brown would free up a small portion of the total but would create a hole at a position that will likely be without Sheldon Rankins, who is set to enter free agency, in 2021.

    Mar 2 · Source via Saints Malcom Brown
  • Aaron Jones A Candidate For The Franchise Tag

    Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said that impending free-agent running back Aaron Jones is a candidate for the franchise tag, but also said there are "usually better ways to avoid it." Gutekunst said he would use the tag on Jones if it is what's best for the team. Jones would make around $8 million if he was slapped with the franchise tag in 2021. The 26-year-old running back finished as the No. 5 fantasy running back in Yahoo leagues in 2020, carrying the ball 201 times for 1,104 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He also had 47 receptions on 63 targets for an additional 355 yards through the air and two scores. Jones will remain an RB1 target in fantasy in 2021 if he remains with Green Bay, but he'd be plenty valuable elsewhere in a lead-back role.

    Mar 2 · Source via Packers Aaron Jones
  • Texans Release Mark Fields, Brandon Williams

    The Houston Texans released cornerbacks Mark Fields and Brandon Williams on Tuesday, per the league's transaction wire. Fields started the 2020 season with the Minnesota Vikings and played in two games before joining the Texans. He played in just two more games in Houston and had two total tackles. Williams appeared in six games and had just one tackle for the Giants in 2020 before signing with Houston in January. He appeared in 45 games for the Cardinals between 2016 and 2018. The moves will free up around $1.5 million in salary cap space for the Texans entering the 2021 season.

    Mar 2 · Source via Texans Mark Fields Brandon Williams
  • QB Lawrence: Rehab going better than expected

    Mar 2 · ESPN Trevor Lawrence
  • David Johnson Restructures Deal With Texans

    The Houston Texans and running back David Johnson agreed to a restructured deal on Tuesday, according to a source. Johnson's one-year deal will be worth up to $6 million with $4.25 million fully guaranteed at signing. His total cash is lower than his previous contract, but his full guarantee for the 2021 season more than doubles from $2.1 million. Johnson came to Houston as part of the blockbuster deal that sent All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals before last season. He had a career-high yards-per-carry average of 4.7 on 147 rushing attempts, scoring six touchdowns in 2020. The 29-year-old wasn't a game-changer for the Texans, though, and his injury history may give some fantasy managers pause. However, he could be a decent draft pick in 2021 with Duke Johnson now out of the picture.

    Mar 2 · Source via Texans David Johnson
  • Cowboys, Dak Prescott Resume Negotiations

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Dolphins To Release Kyle Van Noy

    The Miami Dolphins informed linebacker Kyle Van Noy that he will be released, according to a source. The move comes just one year into a four-year, $51 million contract. The 29-year-old had just 69 tackles and six sacks in his lone season with the Dolphins. His release will save the Dolphins $9.75 million against the 2021 salary cap, while he'll incur a $4.125 dead-cap hit. With the release of Van Noy, linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel should move into a much larger role next season. While it is a somewhat surprising move, Van Noy's release just one year into a four-year deal won't hamstring the club much at all heading into the 2021 season with a lowered overall salary cap.

    Mar 2 · Source via Dolphins Kyle Van Noy
  • Jadeveon Clowney Expected To Be Cleared In April

    Tennessee Titans impending free-agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is expected to be fully cleared from surgery to fix a torn meniscus in April, according to a source. Clowney is close to being ready now, but it could delay his signing with a new team for a few weeks. The three-time Pro Bowler can wreak havoc in opposing backfields when he's healthy, but the problem is he's rarely healthy. Clowney has played in just one full season in seven years in the NFL, and he managed just eight games for the Titans in 2020. In those eight games, he had 19 tackles (four for loss), six QB hits, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and no sacks. The 28-year-old former first overall pick in 2014 could once again encounter a cold market coming off yet another surgery.

    Mar 2 · Source via Titans Jadeveon Clowney
  • Ravens To Let Judon, Ngakoue Walk?

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Matt Judon Yannick Ngakoue
  • Lions GM On Kenny Golladay, Romeo Okwara

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Lions Kenny Golladay Romeo Okwara
  • Vikings Haven't Spoken With Nick Easton

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Nick Easton
  • Saints Re-Sign Noah Spence

    Mar 2 · Pro Football Rumors Saints Noah Spence
  • Titans Re-Sign Breon Borders

    The Tennessee Titans re-signed cornerback Breon Borders on Monday to an undisclosed deal. Borders was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Duke and spent much of last season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster. He recorded 27 tackles, one interception, six passes defensed and one tackle for a loss in six games played (five starts) in 2020. The Titans waived Borders last Thursday before re-signing him. The 25-year-old earned the fifth-highest Pro Football Focus grade of any cornerback in the NFL from Weeks 8 through 12. But his promising rookie campaign ended in Week 13 due to an injury. At the very worst, Borders gives Tennessee's secondary some much-needed depth, and he could push for a starting role this summer.

    Mar 1 · Source via Titans Breon Borders
  • Texans Release Josh McCown On Monday

    The Houston Texans released quarterback Josh McCown on Monday, according to the NFL's transaction wire. The 41-year-old played in three games for the Eagles in 2019 and became the league's oldest practice-squad player after he served as an emergency quarterback at the start of last season. McCown was signed to the active roster in November, but he never saw the field. The Texans actually interviewed him for their vacant head-coaching position in January, so McCown could get into coaching once he retires as a player. The Texans also announced on Monday that they signed running backs Buddy Howell and Dontrell Hilliard and cornerback Cornell Armstrong to contract extensions.

    Mar 1 · Source via Texans Josh McCown
  • Bears Release Buster Skrine

    The Chicago Bears released cornerback Buster Skrine on Monday, according to a source. Skrine, a 10-year veteran who will turn 32 years old in April, played 68 percent of the defensive snaps in 2019, but he missed the final four games and the playoffs due to the sixth reported concussion of his career. He had 68 tackles while playing 52 percent of the snaps in 2020, and opposing quarterbacks had a 125.7 passer rating when throwing his way, according to Pro Football Reference. The Bears don't have an obvious replacement for him on their roster, but Duke Shelley and Kindle Vildor could be asked to step up. By cutting Skrine, Chicago will take a $3.3 million dead salary cap hit. The veteran would've been owed $6 million in 2021.

    Mar 1 · Source via Bears Duke Shelley Buster Skrine Kindle Vildor
  • Dolphins Want To Retain C Ted Karras, DT Davon Godchaux

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Davon Godchaux Ted Karras
  • Saints Want To Keep S Marcus Williams

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Saints Marcus Williams
  • J.J. Watt Signing Two-Year Deal With Cardinals

    Free-agent defensive end J.J. Watt announced on Twitter on Monday that he has chosen the Arizona Cardinals as his next team. The Cardinals are giving the star pass-rusher a two-year deal worth $31 million, according to an informed source. The deal includes $23 million guaranteed. The 31-year-old is a five-time Pro Bowler and five-time first-team All-Pro, but he's been hurt by injuries in three of the last five seasons. Watt managed to play in 16 games in his final season in Houston in 2020, recording 52 tackles (14 for loss), 17 QB hits, one interception for a touchdown, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five sacks. Paired up with Chandler Jones on Arizona's defensive line, the Cardinals Defense will be much more feared with the addition of Watt.

    Mar 1 · Source via Cardinals Chandler Jones J.J. Watt
  • Latest On Cardinals, Haason Reddick

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Cardinals Haason Reddick
  • Pernell McPhee Wants To Stay With Ravens

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Pernell McPhee
  • Patrick Mahomes Should Be Ready For Training Camp

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (toe) underwent surgery to fix his turf-toe injury on Feb. 10. With a three-month recovery period expected, the Chiefs think that Mahomes will be ready for training camp this summer, and he could be good to go by mandatory minicamp, according to general manager Brett Veach. The 25-year-old was slowed a bit by the toe injury in the postseason, but it's not expected to affect him moving forward after surgery. Mahomes is an elite player at his position and is a perennial Pro Bowler and MVP candidate after making back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl. He had 4,740 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2020 while also adding 62 carries for 308 yards and two TDs on the ground. Mahomes will once again be in consideration as the first fantasy signal-caller off the board in 2021.

    Mar 1 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Washington Expected To Part Ways With Alex Smith

    The Washington Football Team is expected to part ways with quarterback Alex Smith in the coming days, according to informed sources. Smith had a gruesome leg injury in 2018 and needed 17 surgeries to fix and later save his leg from amputation. He missed all of the 2019 season before becoming the league's 2020 Comeback Player of the Year, going 5-1 as a starter and helping the team win the NFC East division. However, the new regime never believed that Smith could make a comeback and were set to go in a different direction under center. The 36-year-old played decent football in his return, but it remains to be seen if another organization will give Smith a chance to compete for a starting job. A reunion with Matt Nagy in Chicago, Smith's former offensive coordinator in Kansas City, could be coming.

    Mar 1 · Source via Football Team Alex Smith
  • Chiefs Want Tyrann Mathieu "For Years to Come"

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Chiefs Tyrann Mathieu
  • 49ers Interested In Panthers' Teddy Bridgewater

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers 49ers Teddy Bridgewater Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Latest On Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Still To Be Available For Trade?

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Jets Expected To Use Franchise Tag On Marcus Maye

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors Jets Marcus Maye
  • Gerald Everett to be viewed as a starter on the open market?

    Feb 28 · FantasyPros Rams Gerald Everett
  • Hunter Henry could get $10.5 million per year, per The Athletic

    Feb 28 · FantasyPros Chargers Hunter Henry
  • Dez Bryant Doesn't Want To Return To Ravens

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Dez Bryant
  • Browns Interested In Lavonte David

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Buccaneers Browns Lavonte David
  • Ravens, Jackson Far Apart On Extension?

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Josh Gordon To Play In Fan Controlled Football League

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Josh Gordon
  • Rashard Higgins Hopes To Remain With Browns

    Free-agent wide receiver Rashard Higgins told Cleveland.com that he hopes to remain with the Cleveland Browns but he has yet to receive an offer from the team. Higgins is slated to become a free-agent when the new league year opens but the Browns are waiting to see what the salary cap for 2021 is before making offers to their pending free-agents. Higgins is well-regarded in Cleveland but the team already has over $30 million tied up in the contracts of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry for 2021, so it is questionable whether they would want to commit more money to the position by bringing Higgins back. Higgins caught 37 passes for 599 yards and four TDs in 2020 and should have little trouble finding a team willing to add him as their No. 3 receiver if the Browns choose not to re-sign him.

    Feb 27 · Source via Browns Rashard Higgins
  • Latest On WR Albert Wilson's Future With Dolphins

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Albert Wilson
  • Latest On Patriots WR Julian Edelman

    Feb 27 · Pro Football Rumors Patriots Julian Edelman
  • Texans Release Nick Martin Friday

    The Houston Texans released center Nick Martin on Friday. Martin carried an $8.75 million salary cap hit for the 2021 season. With the release of Martin and running back Duke Johnson, the Texans are around the $20 million mark after the moves, with the salary cap projected near the stated floor of $180 million, per Over The Cap. Martin started 62 games over the last four seasons after he was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft and signed a three-year, $33 million deal in 2019, which included more than $18 million guaranteed. He was owed $7.25 million in 2021 and will have a dead-money charge of $2.5 million. The 27-year-old missed his entire rookie season due to a foot injury.

    Feb 26 · Source via Texans Nick Martin
  • Broncos RFAs Expected To Draw Interest

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Phillip Lindsay Tim Patrick
  • Latest On Cardinals, Kenyan Drake

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Cardinals Kenyan Drake
  • Texans Want To Adjust David Johnson's Deal

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Texans David Johnson
  • Mutual Interest Between Browns, Higgins

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Rashard Higgins
  • Julian Edelman Wants To Return In 2021

    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee) wants to play in 2021, but he continues to rehab from a knee injury he suffered last season and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to play from a physical standpoint. The 34-year-old veteran played in just six games in 2020 because of his knee ailment and failed to find the end zone for the first time in his career since 2011. His return would be a big boost for a New England offense that will also have a huge hole to fill at quarterback if they don't bring Cam Newton back. However, even if Edelman returns, it's unknown how effective he'll be after coming off that knee injury. He'll be more of a late-round flier if he's healthy, and the team's QB situation will play heavily into his fantasy value.

    Feb 26 · Source via Patriots Julian Edelman
  • Broncos have interest in Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Feb 26 · Dynasty League Football Broncos Ryan Fitzpatrick Drew Lock
  • Texans Release Duke Johnson

    The Houston Texans released running back Duke Johnson on Friday, according to a source. Johnson was set to have a salary cap hit of more than $5 million, so the team will move on instead. After playing in all 16 games in his first season with Houston in 2019 while carrying the ball 83 times for 410 yards and two touchdowns -- he also caught 44 passes for 410 yards and three more scores -- Johnson played in only 11 games in 2020 and had 77 carries for 235 yards and a TD while adding 28 catches for 249 yards and another score. The 27-year-old spent four years in Cleveland before a trade sent him to Houston in 2019. The Texans could also decide to cut David Johnson after acquiring him from the Cardinals in the swap that included All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins when former head coach Bill O'Brien was still calling the shots.

    Feb 26 · Source via Texans Duke Johnson
  • Nate Solder Plans To Play In 2021

    New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder, who opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns for his family with COVID-19, intends to play in 2021 if the situation is right. Solder was considered a high-risk opt-out and his contract tolled. He's scheduled to make $10 million in 2021 while costing $16.5 million against the salary cap. The Giants are expected to meet with the veteran tackle once they know the official salary cap number for 2021. The 32-year-old was the team's starting left tackle in 2018 and 2019 and spent the previous seven seasons with the Patriots, where he won two Super Bowls. New York would save $6 million if they release Solder and $10 million if they made it a post-June 1 cut. Andrew Thomas, the fourth overall pick last year, progressed at left tackle as the season progressed.

    Feb 26 · Source via Giants Nate Solder Andrew Thomas
  • Sean McVay Sees Cam Akers As Every-Down Back

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said he thinks running back Cam Akers can be an "every-down back." Akers got off to a slow start in his rookie season after being taken with the 52nd overall pick in the draft while being hampered by an injury that reduced his playing time. But Akers stepped up in Week 11 by carrying the ball 29 times for 171 yards against the Patriots and in the playoffs with a 28-carry, 131-yard, one-touchdown performance. The 21-year-old from Florida State averaged 21.5 carries and 2.8 targets per game while playing over 60 percent of the snaps in the last four regular season games. He became the team's go-to back down the stretch and should see the majority of backfield touches in 2021 with Matthew Stafford now at quarterback. Consider Akers a low-end RB1 with upside heading into his sophomore season.

    Feb 26 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Steelers Set Deadline To Restructure Ben Roethlisberger

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have committed to tweaking his contract to allow him to come back for the 2021 season. The first day of the new league year is Wednesday, March 17, which is the opening of free agency and also when teams must be compliant with the 2021 salary cap. That means that the deadline for the Steelers and Big Ben to get a new deal worked out is March 17. "His arm, I would say, is as strong or almost as strong as ever, so I think he's certainly capable of getting the job done," president Art Rooney II said. The 39-year-old threw for 3,803 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2020, but age and injury concerns will make him a shaky QB1 option for fantasy managers in what will likely be his last season.

    Feb 26 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon To Return

    New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, who all opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, are planning to return in 2021, according to sources. All three are in a good place physically. Without them last year, New England finished 27th in yards per game and points scored per game while also finishing 15th in yards allowed per game in 2020. As a result, the Patriots missed the playoffs in their first season without quarterback Tom Brady for the first time since the 2000 season. They still have plenty of holes to fill in order to make a return to the postseason, including under center, but getting Hightower, Chung and Cannon back is a good first step as we approach the start of the new league year in March.

    Feb 26 · Source via Patriots Marcus Cannon Patrick Chung Dont'a Hightower
  • From Curtis Samuel to draft, Washington has options to add speed at WR

    Feb 26 · ESPN Panthers Football Team Curtis Samuel
  • Devin Bush on schedule in recovery from torn ACL

    Feb 26 · FantasyPros Steelers Devin Bush Jr.
  • Chris Godwin Says He'd Play On Franchise Tag

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent wide receiver Chris Godwin would love to return to the Buccaneers and said he'd be willing to play on the franchise tag in 2021. The four-year pro wouldn't be ecstatic about that outcome, but he'd be willing to accept the tag should the team go in that direction. Godwin was a key contributor during Tampa's Super Bowl run last season after being a third-round pick in 2017. Wide receivers are projected to earn $16.43 million on a 2021 franchise tag ($14.26 million on the transition tag), according to Over the Cap. The 25-year-old would prefer a little more long-term security, but he's also willing to sacrifice a few dollars to play for a contender. After catching 81 passes for 1,072 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020, Godwin will remain a highly coveted fantasy wideout if he sticks in Tampa with quarterback Tom Brady.

    Feb 25 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Orlando Brown Exploring Trade Possibilities

    The representatives for Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown have started to explore trade possibilities as he looks for a full-time spot at left tackle, according to a source. The Ravens value the three-year starter and Pro Bowler but are aware of his plans and are open to discussions about his future. Baltimore drafted Brown in 2018 to play right tackle opposite left tackle Ronnie Stanley, but Stanley suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle in Week 8 last year after signing a five-year extension in October. In his place, Brown had a 76.4 Pro Football Focus grade and earned his second straight Pro Bowl selection in the final 10 regular season and playoff games. Brown was a third-round pick and can become a free agent after the 2022 season.

    Feb 25 · Source via Ravens Orlando Brown Ronnie Stanley
  • Quinnen Williams Doesn't Want To Be Traded

    New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams said he'd "be disappointed" if the team traded him this offseason to the Houston Texans in a package to acquire quarterback Deshaun Watson. The third overall pick of the 2019 draft has been the subject of trade rumors for months. "I really want to be a Jet for life. I like New York, and I want to play in New York," Williams said. The 23-year-old improved in 2020 with seven sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 14 QB hits and two forced fumbles after disappointing in his rookie season. Williams is hoping to continue improving under defensive-minded head coach Robert Saleh. As of right now, the Texans front office remains steadfast in not dealing Watson, but that could change in the coming weeks.

    Feb 25 · Source via Jets Quinnen Williams
  • Bears Re-Sign RB Ryan Nall

    Feb 25 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Ryan Nall
  • Corey Linsley Doesn't Expect To Be Back

    Green Bay Packers impending free-agent center Corey Linsley said that he feels his departure is coming in free agency. "We're not closing the door for anything," Linsley said. "Obviously we'd never do that for any team, especially the Packers, but yeah it definitely feels weird. Looks like all signs are pointing towards snapping the ball somewhere else next year." Pro Football Focus rated Linsley, who will turn 30 in July, as the best center in football last year. The Packers currently sit around $11 million over the salary cap, and Linsley is likely to command a salary that would put him among the top-10 centers in the NFL. His departure on the offensive line would be bad news for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who won the MVP in 2020.

    Feb 25 · Source via Packers Corey Linsley
  • Texans Still Unwilling To Talk Deshaun Watson Trade

    The Houston Texans remain unwilling to talk about quarterback Deshaun Watson with other teams, with some clubs resorting to leaving voicemails with their trade offers, according to sources. Watson spoke with head coach David Culley recently, but the two have yet to meet in person. The 25-year-old franchise signal-caller hasn't backed off his demands to be dealt, but the Texans aren't budging. This situation will continue to be the biggest offseason storyline as we head into the new league year next month. Even without All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins as his top receiver in 2020, Watson finished as the No. 4 fantasy QB behind Josh Allen, Kyler Murray and Aaron Rodgers. He could land in a better situation if he's ultimately traded, but even if he stays in Houston, Watson will be a top-tier, dual-threat fantasy quarterback.

    Feb 25 · Source via Texans Deshaun Watson
  • Bears Re-Sign Ryan Nall

    The Chicago Bears re-signed running back Ryan Nall to an undisclosed deal on Thursday. In his second season with the Bears in 2020, Nall had 67 yards and a touchdown on just 11 touches (three carries, eight receptions) in 16 games. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent next month, but he'll remain in Chicago for the 2021 season as depth behind David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen. The 25-year-old went undrafted out of Oregon State before signing with the Bears, and he has just five carries for eight yards and eight catches for 67 yards and one touchdown in his first two NFL seasons. It would take several injuries in Chicago's backfield for Nall to see a significant boost in playing time.

    Feb 25 · Source via Bears Ryan Nall
  • Titans Shopping Isaiah Wilson

    The Tennessee Titans have shopped first-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson this offseason, according to sources. The team is open to trading the former Georgia star after he played in only a handful of snaps in one game for the Titans in his rookie season after being taken with the 29th overall pick in the first round of last year's draft. The 22-year-old ended the 2020 season on the Non-Football Injury list after dealing with a couple of off-the-field incidents. Tennessee drafted Wilson hoping that he would take over for Jack Conklin on the offensive line after he left in free agency. General manager Jon Robinson called Wilson out recently, and Wilson responded by hinting on social media that his time in Tennessee was over. Perhaps he'll have better luck in his second season with another team.

    Feb 25 · Source via Titans
  • Titans Releasing Adam Humphries

    The Tennessee Titans are releasing wide receiver Adam Humphries on Thursday, according to a source. The move saves the Titans around $4.47 million in salary cap space for the upcoming 2021 season. Humphries, who is still only 27 years old, was a big-ticket signing two years ago for Tennessee, but he caught only 60 passes (82 targets) for 602 yards and four touchdowns in 19 games (four starts) for the team in the last two seasons. He played in only seven games due to injury in 2020 and caught 23 passes for 228 yards and two scores. The New England Patriots were interested in Humphries two years ago, and they could be interested again as they look to beef up their receiving corps after failing to make the playoffs for the first time since 2000.

    Feb 25 · Source via Titans Adam Humphries
  • Cowboys Not Planning To Cut Jaylon Smith

    Feb 25 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Jaylon Smith
  • Russell Wilson Hasn't Demanded A Trade

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade, according to his agent, Mark Rodgers. Wilson wants to stay in Seattle and has a no-trade clause, but if a trade were considered, the only teams he would play for would be the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders or Chicago Bears. Another reason a trade is unlikely: Wilson has a pre-June 1 dead salary cap number of $39 million ($7 million in savings). He also carries a post-June 1 dead cap number of $13 million in 2021 ($19 million saved) and $26 million dead cap number in 2022. The 32-year-old has made the Pro Bowl in seven of his nine seasons in the NFL and was on pace to be the MVP in 2020 before Seattle's offense crumbled in the second half. Wilson is ultimately expected to remain with the Seahawks and mend his relationship with them, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that he's traded. He's likely to remain a top-tier QB1 no matter where he's playing in 2021.

    Buddy Take There are enough reports floating around that Wilson very likely is disgruntled with his current situation, but end of the day, it seems very unlikely he'll be playing in another uniform next season.

    Feb 25 · Source via Seahawks Russell Wilson
  • John Lynch Endorses Jimmy Garoppolo As Starting QB

    San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo remains in the team's plans as the starter under center. Lynch said that there wasn't any doubt that Garoppolo would be the team's starter in 2021 if he's healthy. There have been questions as to whether the Niners would go in a different direction at the position since Garoppolo has only had one fully healthy season after the team traded for him. In that one healthy season, he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2019. The team is 22-8 with him and 6-17 without him. The 29-year-old signal-caller was more of a product of a creative offense under head coach Kyle Shanahan than anything in 2019, though, and he'll be an unattractive QB2 coming off another injury-marred season in 2021 fantasy drafts.

    Feb 25 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Cam Akers considered an 'every-down back' by head coach Sean McVay

    Feb 25 · FantasyPros Rams Cam Akers
  • Broncos Release Jurrell Casey Thursday

    The Denver Broncos released defensive tackle Jurrell Casey on Thursday, according to a source. Denver acquired Casey in a trade with the Tennessee Titans before the 2020 season, but he played in just three games before he landed on Injured Reserve for the rest of the year due to a serious biceps injury. He's entering his age-31 season, and his release will free up $12 million against the salary cap for the 2021 season. The five-time Pro Bowler will most certainly latch on with another team as he tries to bounce back in 2021. Casey hasn't played a full season since 2017, but he recorded 168 solo tackles and 30 sacks for the Titans from 2015-19 in his run of five straight Pro Bowls in Tennessee. If healthy, Casey still has what it takes to be a difference-maker for his next squad.

    Feb 25 · Source via Broncos Jurrell Casey
  • J.J. Watt Has Offers From Multiple Teams

    Free-agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt has received contract offers from multiple teams, according to league sources. The largest offer on the table is believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million. The Cleveland Browns are one of the teams interested in the pass-rusher, but it's unclear if they have submitted an offer to the five-time Pro Bowler. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year was released by the Houston Texans earlier this month after a decade-long run with the team. Around a dozen teams, including the Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills, expressed interest in Watt shortly after his release. The soon-to-be 32-year-old ranked 15th out of 119 qualified pass-rushers in pass-rush win rate in 2020. Watt has been slowed by injuries in recent seasons, but he can still make a huge impact with any team that signs him.

    Feb 25 · Source via Texans J.J. Watt
  • LeSean McCoy Wants To Keep Playing

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent running back LeSean McCoy, who has won two Super Bowl rings in the last two years with the Chiefs and Buccaneers despite not playing a single snap in either championship game, wants to continue playing in 2021. McCoy is unlikely to return to Tampa, but he wants to play for a contender if he's to keep lacing up his cleats on Sundays. The veteran back had 101 carries for 465 yards and four touchdowns for the Chiefs in 2019, but he ran the ball only 10 times for the Buccaneers last season in a tertiary role behind Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones II. It's fair to wonder if the 33-year-old has anything left in the tank, and if he does continue playing next season, it'll likely remain in a backup role. McCoy won't be on the fantasy radar entering 2021.

    Buddy Take I usually support a veteran player who wants to keep playing past his prime as long as he still ranks as a contributor at the NFL level at his position. That isn't the case here. Love McCoy the player but it looks like his time has come to hang 'em up.

    Feb 25 · Source via Buccaneers LeSean McCoy
  • 2021 NFL free agency: Colts' Jacoby Brissett among 10 most underrated veterans set to hit open market

    Feb 25 · CBS Sports Colts Jacoby Brissett free agent
  • Alex Collins Re-Signs With Seattle

    The Seattle Seahawks re-signed running back Alex Collins to an undisclosed deal on Wednesday. Originally a fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2016, Collins played in 11 games as a rookie before he was cut in 2017. He rushed for 973 yards in 2017 with the Baltimore Ravens but was injured in 2018 and was waived in 2019 when he was arrested for marijuana and handgun possession. The 26-year-old ran the ball 18 times for 77 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns in just three games (one start) in 2020 in his return to the team that drafted him. Even though both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde are set to be free agents next month, Collins will likely represent running back depth in 2021 behind the likes of Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas.

    Feb 25 · Source via Seahawks Alex Collins
  • L.J. Collier Has Surgery Tuesday

    Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman L.J. Collier (ankle) said that he underwent an ankle scope on Tuesday. "Just had to get my ankle cleaned out a little bit," Collier said. "It was a quick procedure. I'm in a boot now, so it really wasn't that bad, man. Got to let everybody know I'm straight." The second-year pro played in 16 games for the Seahawks in 2020 but racked up only 22 combined tackles (16 solo) and three sacks. Collier, 25, was a first-round pick out of TCU in 2019 and had only three tackles in 11 games (no starts) his rookie season as he fought through injuries. Collier has yet to realize his true potential at the next level, but he could take the next step if he can get past injuries.

    Feb 25 · Source via Seahawks L.J. Collier
  • Giants Sign Jonotthan Harrison

    The New York Giants signed 29-year-old defensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison to an undisclosed contract on Wednesday. The former Colts and Jets center was on the Buffalo Bills practice squad during the 2020 season. The veteran spent three seasons with the Colts after being an undrafted rookie out of the University of Florida, and he appeared in 44 games (23 starts), including 10 starts during his rookie season. Harrison joined the Jets in 2017 and spent three years there as well. He appeared in eight games (one start) in 2017 before playing in all 16 games in 2018. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman made 10 starts in 16 games for New York in 2019.

    Feb 25 · Source via Giants Jonotthan Harrison
  • Tom Brady Expected To Be Ready By June

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that quarterback Tom Brady (knee) is expected to be ready to participate in team drills by June after he had surgery on his knee this month. The 43-year-old had minor cleanup surgery on his knee after winning his seventh Lombardi trophy by beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. He will return for the final year of his two-year deal in 2021, and the Buccaneers are now considering a contract extension for the GOAT after he didn't show any signs of slowing down in 2020. With most of the team's offensive weapons expected to return next season, Brady should continue to have a high floor as at least a midrange QB1 for fantasy managers.

    Feb 24 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady