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1.Jalin Marshall: Facing discipline (RotoWire) Marshall has been suspended for the first four games of the NFL's regular season, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: It's unclear what prompted a suspension from the league, but he won't be able to suit up in NFL action the first four weeks of the season. The suspension could be the reason that Marshall was let go by the Raiders on May 9. The Ohio State product recently inked a contract in the CFL, so it's likely he won't be on another NFL roster any time soon.9 hours
2.Bobby Wagner: Contract talks ongoing (RotoWire) Wagner and the Seahawks are still in talks about a contract extension, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Analysis: Wagner has made his intentions clear this offseason -- he wants to be the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league -- a title that is currently held by C.J. Mosley of the Jets. With Mosley getting $17 million annually, Wagner is asking for a number north of that. Wagner was still present at Seattle's recent OTAs and even went on to lead the defense and coach up the young players from the sidelines; but he refused to participate himself. At this point in the offseason, an agreement between the two sides doesn'... (More)9 hours
3.Luke Kuechly: Finds himself in new role (RotoWire) Kuechly is expected to occupy one of the team's inside linebacker positions in its new 3-4 defensive scheme, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Since coming into the league, Kuechly has made at least 100 tackles in each season, primarily at middle linebacker, where he was allowed to roam freely and not shed blockers. Now, the Boston College product will have to get used to a linebacking partner next to him, and more unblocked offensive linemen. Kuechly didn't seem too concerned, stating Thursday: "I don't really care. I just want to win. And I think this is gonna give us an opportunity to have some different looks and put p... (More)10 hours
4.Shaq Thompson: Set for new position (RotoWire) Thompson is expected to occupy one of the inside linebacker spots in Carolina's new 3-4 defensive scheme next season, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Thompson is coming off his best season statistically in his career, racking up 80 tackles (51 solo) and 3.5 sacks, all personal bests. Now, he'll have to shed more offensive linemen that will normally be occupied with interior players. With a chance that he'll have to take on more blocks than he's used to, don't be surprised if Thompson's numbers take a slight dip in 2019.10 hours
5.Kawann Short: Switching positions (RotoWire) Short is expected to move to a defensive end role after the team moved to a 3-4 defensive scheme this offseason, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Short has spent the last six seasons with the Panthers, suiting up almost exclusively at one of the tackle spots on the interior of the line. The 30-year-old saw a slight dip in production last season, making 42 tackles and just three sacks in 14 games. With the new position change, it could certainly hurt Short's chances for sacks and tackles as he'll have to take on more blocks in the trenches, hurting his IDP value.10 hours
6.Hunter Henry: Flashes excellent hands (RotoWire) Henry (knee) made a handful of impressive catches during OTAs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: One playoff game and a year removed from an offseason torn ACL, Henry appears to be fully healthy entering his fourth professional season. Considering veteran mainstay Antonio Gates hasn't signed on for his 17th season and Virgil Green remains around purely as an additional blocker, the 24-year-old could be in position for a major chunk of the team's target share, particularly between the 20s. The emergence of Mike Williams as a certifiable red-zone threat might threaten Henry's chances at exceeding his career-high eight touc... (More)10 hours
7.Philip Rivers: Active in offseason practices (RotoWire) Rivers has been an active participant in offseason practices, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports. Analysis: Rivers' participation in offseason workouts is specifically relevant since he bowed out of this past winter's Pro Bowl "due to injury." That he's been heavily involved in practices this spring all but confirms said injury has long been a thing of the past, if the 37-year-old ever even had a significant injury to begin with. Entering the last season of his contract, Rivers is one of the top candidates league-wide to get an extension at some point this summer.11 hours
8.Dynasty | Josh Gordon working out with Brady (Dynasty League Football) Josh Gordon was seen working out with Tom Brady. Analysis: Gordon is unable to work out with the team while suspended, but this is a positive sign that another reinstatement could be upcoming. If reinstated, Gordan should slide right behind Edelman on the depth chart and would put a serious dampener on the fantasy outlook of first round rookie N'Keal Harry.11 hours
9.Michael Roberts: Waived again (RotoWire) Roberts was waived by the Packers due to a failed physical, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Analysis: This marks the second time in a week that Roberts has failed a physical. It's not clear what concern teams are having with the tight end, but we'd guess it has something to do with the shoulder injury that landed Roberts on injured reserve last December. While Roberts should again command some interest on the open market when healthy, it could be some time before that happens.11 hours
10.T.J. McDonald: Could see time at linebacker (RotoWire) McDonald could see time at linebacker in 2019, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports. Analysis: With Bobby McCain lining up at safety rather than cornerback this spring, the Dolphins seemingly have an overstock of talented players in the back end of the secondary. Joining McCain there is McDonald, Reshad Jones and Minkah Fitzpatrick, though Jones and his hefty contract might, reportedly, be on the trade block. That may mean that Miami coaches have creative plans in store, and chief among them is apparently getting McDonald closer to the line of scrimmage. McDonald seemingly has the size to do that at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, and in... (More)12 hours
11.NFL: 'No update' on Josh Gordon's status (Rotoworld) An NFL spokesman told The Athletic's Jeff Howe the league has "no update" on Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension. Analysis: The league could not even tell Howe if there was a "timeline for a review of the suspension." Gordon was back in the news Wednesday because he has been working out with Tom Brady. Presumably, the Pats would not have re-signed Gordon and Brady would not be working out with him if the team wasn't bullish on his odds of playing at some point in 2019. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported in February that there was a "chance" Gordon could be clea... (More)13 hours
12.Carlos Hyde: Eyeing pass-catcher role (RotoWire) Hyde has lined up with Damien Williams in the backfield on occasion and has been frequently used as a receiver at minicamp, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. Analysis: With Williams already being named the team's starting running back to open 2019, Hyde will have to settle for, at best, the top backup role. Although he's new to the squad, Hyde's experience likely means he will face less of a learning curve than rookie Darwin Thompson. The veteran seems like the favorite to slot in as the No. 2 back and could see a healthy dose of targets if he can prove to the coaching staff he's a reliable pass catcher. Considering he's just a year remov... (More)13 hours
13.Kingsbury expects 'nice role' for Edmond... (Rotoworld) Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury expects a "really nice role" for second-year RB Chase Edmonds. Analysis: "He’s a really good player. I've been surprised at his ability as a pass catcher," Kingsbury said during minicamp. "I think watching (Edmonds), you know, I knew what David (Johnson) could do out of the backfield, but watching (Edmonds), that’s a strong point of his game as well. So he’ll have a really nice role in the offense." Despite the praise, Kingsbury went on to intimate that Edmonds will be little more than a breather back. Edmonds does appear l... (More)13 hours
14.Patrick Mahomes: Working on footwork this offseason (RotoWire) Mahomes is working to improve his footwork this offseason, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. Analysis: Mahomes has a big enough arm to often make up for his poor footwork, but improvement in that area could help him improve on an already impressive 66 completion percentage in his first year under center. He may have to adjust to life without one of his biggest weapons from last year, Tyreek Hill (suspended indefinitely from team), and he's reportedly had good chemistry with Sammy Watkins early in the offseason.13 hours
15.Darqueze Dennard: Limited during minicamp (RotoWire) Dennard (knee) was limited to rehab work during mandatory minicamp, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Analysis: There was hope that Dennard, coming off minor knee surgery, would be back in order for minicamp. While it's possible his limitations were precautionary, those hopes apparently have to be pushed back to training camp in late July.14 hours
16.Ricky Seals-Jones looking healthy (Rotoworld) Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (neck) got in some reps at offseason workouts. Analysis: It's a good sign for Seals-Jones, who's facing some competition from Charles Clay and Maxx Williams. He should be fully cleared for training camp.14 hours
17.Torrey Smith: Nursing knee injury (RotoWire) Smith is dealing with a knee injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports. Analysis: Smith has been limited in offseason workouts due to a previously undisclosed injury. While the receiver was able to catch practice balls from a JUGS machine during June's minicamp, it's not certain how involved he'll be from the outset of training camp next month. As it stands, Smith appears to be entering camp as nothing more than the No. 5 wideout in a passing offense that seemingly revolves around running back Christian McCaffrey.14 hours
18.Willie Snead: Caught passes during minicamp (RotoWire) Snead (finger) caught passes in team drills during June's mandatory minicamp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The fact Snead has been cleared to catch passes suggests his surgically repaired finger is a thing of the past. After a 2018 campaign in which his efficiency and production dipped after Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback, Snead's full health should allow him to focus on developing better chemistry with his signal caller.14 hours
19.Hayden Hurst: Participates in minicamp (RotoWire) Hurst (hamstring) participated in team drills during June's mandatory minicamp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Hurst missed out on the final days of OTAs in early June with a minor hamstring injury, but his full return for minicamp suggests he's back in working order. Of greater concern for the 2019 first-rounder is the continued emergence of fellow tight end Mark Andrews, who was taken two rounds after Hurst last spring but has made more of a mark in the NFL to date. Both tight ends nonetheless figure to be heavily involved in the Ravens offense this season, though, as both caught touchdown passes from Lamar Jackson i... (More)14 hours
20.Dylan Cantrell: Competing for additional snaps (RotoWire) Cantrell was listed as a player who will compete for snaps behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports. Analysis: It shouldn't come as a surprise that Cantrell has garnered attention from the coaching staff, as the 2018 sixth-round pick was among the early standouts during his first training camp, only for a deep bone bruise to effectively end the rookie's inaugural campaign before it began. At 6-foot-3 and 226 pounds, Cantrell profiles as an effective option split out wide, similar to that of Tyrell Williams before he jumped ship to the division-rival Raiders. Considering Ke... (More)15 hours
21.Josh Gordon: No update on suspension (RotoWire) An NFL spokesman said the league does not have an update on the status of Gordon's indefinite suspension, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports. Analysis: There's hope Gordon could be reinstated before training camp -- as reported in February -- but at present, it doesn't seem as if momentum is building in that direction. In any case, the receiver remains under contract with the Patriots in 2019 after signing his restricted free-agent tender in April. While it's not clear if Gordon took part in any spring practices since that point, he at least was seen catching passes from Tom Brady in a recent post on the quarterback's Instagram page, p... (More)15 hours
22.Ricardo Allen: Little activity during minicamp (RotoWire) Allen (Achilles) did not actively participate in this month's minicamp, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports. Analysis: Allen is almost nine months removed from surgery to repair a torn Achilles. The safety was present at minicamp and was on the field with the team, but it doesn't sound like he took part in any drills. Head coach Dan Quinn indicated last month that the Falcons are optimistic Allen could be ready to go for training camp.15 hours
23.Keanu Neal: Nearing full health (RotoWire) Neal (knee) was on the practice field and running around during June's minicamp, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports. Analysis: Neal is roughly nine months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL that landed him on injured reserve early last September. While it isn't clear if he participated in any team drills this spring, Neal is steadily ramping up his activity level and seems close to full health. It wouldn't shock anyone if he's ready to go for training camp next month.15 hours
24.Artavis Scott: In competition for more snaps (RotoWire) Scott is expected to compete for a prominent role in the team's receiving depth chart behind Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports. Analysis: The Chargers did little to replace three-year starter Tyrell Williams in the offseason after the 27-year-old jumped ship to the rival Raiders, instead relying on a quartet of young players -- Scott (ankle) and Dylan Cantrell (knee) chief among them -- to compete for the leftover snaps. Scott, an undrafted free agent in 2017, missed his entire sophomore season with an ankle injury but has reportedly done well during offseason OTAs. While ... (More)15 hours
25.Wayne Gallman: Involved in RB competition (RotoWire) Gallman has competition in the form of Rod Smith and Paul Perkins for the backup job to starting running back Saquon Barkley, Lance Medow of the Giants' official site reports. Analysis: Barkley laid waste to the NFL as a rookie, earning the highest offensive snap share (83 percent) of any RB not named Christian McCaffrey. With few reps available to the rest of the backfield, no other Giants back made much noise, but Gallman did manage 265 yards from scrimmage and one TD on 65 touches. The group was bolstered in the offseason with the addition of Rod Smith via free agency and the return to health of Paul Perkins after a year away from ... (More)15 hours
26.Robert Davis to open camp on PUP list (Rotoworld) Redskins WR Robert Davis (knee, leg) is likely to open training camp on the active/PUP list. Analysis: Davis is recovering from a broken leg and torn LCL. He'll be almost a year removed from the injuries for training camp, but there's no reason to rush him back. Davis may be a candidate to be moved to reserve/PUP, which would cost him the first six games.15 hours
27.Christian Covington: Out through minicamp (RotoWire) Covington (calf) did not participate in June's minicamp, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official site reports. Analysis: It sounds like Covington has been rehabbing a calf injury most of the offseason. It isn't certain if he'll be fully ready to go when training camp opens next month.16 hours
28.Panthers RT Daryl Williams on track for ... (Rotoworld) Panthers RT Daryl Williams (knee) is on track for training camp. Analysis: Williams only got in limited OTA work and was held out of minicamp. He missed all but one game last year with a torn MCL, so the Panthers are moving him slowly. Barring a setback, Williams should be cleared for the start of camp.16 hours
29.Panthers get OT Greg Little signed (Rotoworld) Panthers signed second-round OT Greg Little to a four-year contract. Analysis: The Panthers traded up on Day 2 for Little, who they considered taking with the No. 16 pick. Little struggled during OTAs, but he should get every opportunity to start opposite Daryl Williams. First-round DE Brian Burns is Carolina's only unsigned pick.16 hours
30.Ted Ginn: Ready for 40 Yards of Gold (RotoWire) Ginn plans to participate in the "40 Yards of Gold" competition June 29, Brett Martel of The Associated Press reports. Analysis: Ginn returned from arthroscopic knee surgery for Week 16 and two playoff games last season, catching 11 of 21 targets for 176 yards in that stretch. He seems to be enjoying a healthy offseason, and he believes his 4.38 speed from the 2007 combine is mostly intact, pointing to improvements in his training regimen and diet. Even if he's right, the 34-year-old wideout will be a longshot to win the televised competition, and he'll later need to fend off 23-year-old Tre'Quan Smith for the No. 2 receiver role in t... (More)17 hours
31.Josh Gordon working out with Tom Brady (Rotoworld) Josh Gordon has been working out with Tom Brady this offseason. Analysis: It's the first update we've had on Gordon since April. Gordon wasn't able to practice with the team while suspended, but this adds fuel to rumblings he could be reinstated. The Patriots gave Gordon an original-round tender this offseason, a sign they think he has a chance to play. Gordon's return would be a hit to rookie N'Keal Harry's outlook.17 hours
32.Matt Prater: No competition for starting role (RotoWire) Prater appears safe in his job in advance of the 2019 season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: The 12-year-veteran is entering his sixth season with the Lions and hasn't missed a game in four years. While Prater's career field-goal conversion rate of 83.8 percent is only 17th among active kickers, it also ranks 24th all-time. However, if you only count Prater's time in Detroit, those numbers would jump to seventh and eighth, respectively, on the back of an 86.3 conversion rate. Truly one of the most accomplished kickers in the NFL, Prater is not being presented with any outside competition ahead of the 2019 ca... (More)18 hours
33.Report: Saints, Thomas not close on exte... (Rotoworld) The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports "nothing is imminent" in contract talks between the Saints and Michael Thomas. Analysis: The sides are "far apart" but hoping to get something done by training camp. Thomas wants to be the highest paid wideout in the league — a number the could change with Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, and A.J. Green due for extensions. It's likely going to take $20M-plus annually to lock Thomas up.18 hours
34.Keith Kirkwood: Dealing with undisclosed injury (RotoWire) Kirkwood was limited by an undisclosed injury at June minicamp, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Analysis: Kirkwood caught on with New Orleans as an undrafted rookie last season, catching 13 of 21 targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns in eight games. He even enjoyed a stretch of time as the team's No. 3 receiver, but now he'll need to battle for the fourth or fifth spot behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Tre'Quan Smith. The list of candidates for depth roles at wide receiver includes Rishard Matthews, Cameron Meredith (knee), Austin Carr and Simmie Cobbs.18 hours
35.Dwayne Washington: Battling for No. 3 job (RotoWire) Washington will try to fend off competition for the No. 3 running back job from Javorius Allen, Matthew Dayes and undrafted rookie Devine Ozigbo, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Analysis: Washington is the incumbent, coming off a 2018 campaign in which he logged 173 snaps on special teams and 46 on offense in 13 games for the Saints. The highlight was an 11-carry, 108-yard performance against the Panthers in Week 17 when New Orleans rested most of its starters to get ready for the playoffs. The experience on special teams certainly helps, but Allen and Dayes probably can offer more in the passing game, while Ozigbo has... (More)18 hours
36.Taysom Hill: More comfortable with receiving now (RotoWire) Hill expects to have an easier time with blocking and running routes this upcoming season, FOX 8 New Orleans reports. Analysis: Hill is locked in for another season as a third-string quarterback, gadget player and core special teamer. He's a natural runner who produced 5.3 yards per carry on 37 attempts last season, but the blocking and receiving aspects of his unique role seemed to present a challenge, with Hill catching just three of seven targets for four yards. His continued development in those areas will only make the Saints more dangerous in the red zone, potentially allowing them to utilize Hill without wasting Drew Brees.18 hours
37.Drew Brees: Dealing with lawsuit (RotoWire) Brees missed some spring practices while dealing with a lawsuit against a California jeweler, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Analysis: Given his wealth of experience in coach Sean Payton's offense, Brees shouldn't be impacted by a few missed practice sessions in May and June. He's once again set up with an excellent situation, as the Saints replaced Mark Ingram with Latavius Murray and added pass-catching tight end Jared Cook to replace Benjamin Watson. The team lost starting center Max Unger to retirement, but acquired two potential replacements with upside in free-agent signee Nick Easton and second-round pick Erik ... (More)18 hours
38.Tyler Higbee: Could lose starting job (RotoWire) Higbee is facing increased competition for the starting tight-end job from Gerald Everett, who appeared much improved during the offseason program, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Rams have favored Higbee's blocking over Everett's receiving ability in the past, but it may be a different story now that the latter is becoming increasingly comfortable as a blocker. There's also the matter of Cooper Kupp (knee) not being a lock to play in Week 1, which could inspire coach Sean McVay to place a greater emphasis on throwing to his tight ends. Of course, the same scenario also would encourage increased use of two-tight-end f... (More)18 hours
39.Greg Zuerlein: Returns healthy (RotoWire) Zuerlein is the lone kicker on the Rams' 90-man roster heading into training camp. Analysis: It's a sign that Zuerlein is in good health after dealing with groin and foot injuries last season. He was the top fantasy kicker on a per-game basis the past two years, but he missed two games in 2017 and five in 2018. Zuerlein should be the first kicker taken in most fantasy drafts, as he offers an excellent blend of leg strength, accuracy and favorable team context.18 hours
40.Ryan Succop: Misses minicamp (RotoWire) Succop didn't participate in the Titans' mandatory minicamp due to an undisclosed issue, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Analysis: Entering the second season of a five-year, $20 million contract, Succop likely is dealing with some kind of injury, though no specific reason for his absence has been reported. Given the mediocre track record of Tennessee's offense with Marcus Mariota at quarterback, Succop should be ranked in the bottom half of the league among kickers for fantasy purposes.18 hours
41.Redskins expect LT Trent Williams at cam... (Rotoworld) The Washington Post reports "some around the team" expect LT Trent Williams to report to training camp. Analysis: Williams demanded a trade earlier this month. He had a minor clean-up procedure last week but should be healthy enough to be ready for the start of camp. The Redskins have been unwilling to trade Williams to this point, and it sounds like there's hope the situation can be resolved. Williams has $14.7M cap hits the next two seasons.19 hours
42.Ereck Flowers favorite to start at left ... (Rotoworld) The Redskins view Ereck Flowers as the favorite to start at left guard. Analysis: Flowers got some reps at guard during offseason workouts. Assuming Trent Williams reports for training camp, Flowers will kick inside and looks like the frontrunner to start. The Redskins quarterback situation is unsettled, but their offensive line should be a strong point.19 hours
43.Ed Dickson candidate to be cut (Rotoworld) The Seattle Times left TE Ed Dickson off their 53-man roster projection. Analysis: With Will Dissly the only lock at tight end, Dickson is battling Nick Vannett and Jacob Hollister for two spots. Dickson was limited to 10 games last year and struggled to make an impact when healthy. Dickson's release would save $2.68 million in cap space.19 hours
44.Prosise could be 'odd man out' in backfi... (Rotoworld) The Seattle Times believes C.J. Prosise could be the "odd man out" in the Seahawks' backfield. Analysis: Prosise has been injured the last three years, putting his roster spot in danger. Even if he can stay healthy, the Seahawks may prefer to keep J.D. McKissic for his special teams value. Releasing Prosise would save $475K in cap space.20 hours
45.Redskins RB coach on Guice/Peterson (FFToday) The Redskins can use two backs like this on a regular basis -- with serving as a third-down back. But the every-down role will be manned by and . "They're both different, but they're both explosive," Jordan said. "Ideally, you'd like to see a 50-50 or 60-40 [split]. But the thing is, all those guys can play on first, second or third down. Ultimately, if Guice is healthy, he would be the top back. That's why the Redskins drafted him in the second round. But they also will need Peterson. Analysis: Guice has some hurdles to overcome in training camp as he's recovering from an ACL injury, but if healthy, he should end up being the 1A to P... (More)22 hours
46.Johnathan Abram signs rookie contract (Rotoworld) Raiders signed first-round S Johnathan Abram to a four-year contract. Analysis: The deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2023. Abram (5’11/205) made four starts as a true freshman at Georgia in 2015, left the program for personal reasons, spent a year in JUCO, then exploded for 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, and two picks across 18 starts at Mississippi State. Experienced at slot corner, safety, and nickel/dime back, Abram is a straight-linish downhill safety in the Landon Collins mold with plus open-field speed (4.45 forty) and tone-setting physicality bes... (More)1 day
47.Brandon McManus: Facing competition (RotoWire) McManus is facing competition from fellow placekicker Taylor Bertolet during minicamp, FoxSports.com reports. Analysis: McManus was drafted by the Broncos in 2014 and is entering his sixth season with the team. He made just 20-of-25 field goal attempts last season, but converted all 35 of his extra-points. This is likely a case of Denver looking to make sure the 27-year-old does not get complacent, as head coach Vic Fangio stated Bertolet, "would have to knock him out like in a heavyweight battle" in order to win the job.1 day
48.Randy Bullock: Leg up on competition (RotoWire) Bullock is still on track to be the Bengals' kicker come Week 1, but the team has brought in some competition during minicamp and OTAs, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Bullock is entering his tenth season and fourth in Cincinnati. He converted 19-of-23 field goal attempts last season to go along with 39-of-41 extra-points. Tristan Vizcaino was brought in to compete with him, but has failed to make much of an impression. Barring a significant change in course, the veteran looks on track to retain his job.1 day
49.Todd Gurley: Dealing with arthritic component (RotoWire) Gurley's trainer Travelle Gaines said the running back has an "arthritic component to his knee" but should be fine for the 2019 season, Dave Richard of CBS Sports reports. "Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle," Gaines said. "He's now at the year-five mark, all we're doing is managing that." Analysis: Gaines makes an interesting point that it isn't any surprise for Gurley to require maintenance on his surgically repaired left knee. The public discussion is a recent development, but the Rams... (More)1 day
50.Matthew Stafford: Hobbled down the stretch in 2018 (RotoWire) According to Mike O'Hara of the Lions' official site, Stafford played with "broken bones in his back" during the later stages of the 2018 season. Analysis: A regular on Lions injury reports over the final four weeks of the campaign, Stafford wasn't listed as less than limited on any of them while gutting out a back injury. The extent of the issue wasn't revealed until O'Hara's proclamation, though. With that knowledge, it's understandable why Stafford dipped below 200 passing yards twice in that four-game stretch after doing so just two times in the first 12 contests of the season. His health hasn't been a question mark during the off... (More)1 day
51.Matthew Stafford played through broken bones in his back last year (FantasyPros) The Lions' official website reports Matthew Stafford played through broken bones in his back throughout 2018. Analysis: Stafford was listed with a back injury late in the year but it was never known to be this severe. The former number-one overall draft pick was already having a down season before the injury, and Detroit is expected to remain run-heavy in 2019.1 day
52.Trayvon Mullen officially signs rookie d... (Rotoworld) Raiders signed second-round CB Trayvon Mullen to a four-year contract. Analysis: Mullen (6’2/199) went pro as a true junior after making 26 starts in three seasons for the Tigers, tallying 12 career pass breakups and four picks. He earned National Championship Game Defensive MVP honors in January’s win over Alabama with two takeaways and a sack. PFF College credited Mullen with a stingy 61.0 passer rating allowed when targeted in 2018, and his 0.65 yards allowed per coverage snap was the ACC’s top mark. A rangy press corner with 4.46 speed, Mullen’s tape reveals a willing hitter with... (More)1 day
53.Dante Pettis projected as San Fran's number one wideout (FantasyPros) Matt Barrows of The Athletic projects Dante Pettis to function as the 49ers' number one wide receiver this season. Analysis: Pettis flashed plenty of upside as a rookie last season, totaling four touchdowns over a three-game stretch at one point. San Francisco doesn't have any established receivers on the roster, which creates a big opportunity for the 23-year-old. He's a name to monitor throughout training camp.1 day
54.Stafford played through broken bones in ... (Rotoworld) According to the Lions' official website, Matthew Stafford played through "broken bones in his back" last season. Analysis: "He had a broken back last year," in-house writer Mike O’Hara said on a podcast. "Broken bones in his back." Stafford was listed with a back issue from Week 14 on last season, but there was never any mention of it being the sort of fracture that Tony Romo and Derek Carr have played through in the past. Stafford's numbers were already suffering the Lions' run-heavy offense by that time, so it's not an explanation for his plunge in produc... (More)1 day
55.Deebo Samuel projected as No. 2 receiver (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Matt Barrows projects Deebo Samuel as the 49ers' No. 2/starting "Z" receiver. Analysis: This is in line with what NBC Bay Area's Matt Maiocco predicted immediately following Samuel's selection at No. 36 overall. Barrows expects Dante Pettis to be the No. 1/"X," giving the Niners an extremely young starting tandem. It will be a risk/reward proposition for a team hoping to finally get a full season of play from Jimmy Garoppolo.1 day
56.Pettis projected as Niners' No. 1 wideou... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Matt Barrows projects second-year pro Dante Pettis as the 49ers' No. 1 receiver. Analysis: The 49ers are thin on established talent in the receiver corps, creating a massive opportunity for Pettis. The 49ers showed great faith in Pettis when they traded up for him in last year's draft, and he made big plays down the stretch. Currently being taken on the WR3/4 borderline, Pettis comes with considerable upside at his early-summer ADP.1 day
57.T.J. Logan: Ramping up for Year 3 (RotoWire) Logan is preparing to make an impact in his third season, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. Analysis: Since he was selected by the Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, Logan missed his entire rookie campaign due to a dislocated wrist and didn't make much headway last year in a woeful offense. Sitting behind David Johnson and 2018 fourth-rounder Chase Edmonds didn't help matters, but Logan even yielded his kick return duties to the latter down the stretch in 2018. If Logan is a part of the renewed offensive scheme under Kliff Kingsbury in the fall, he likely will be used as a gadget player out of the back... (More)1 day
58.Julio Jones to have new contract by training camp (FantasyPros) According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Falcons are confident they will have a contract extension completed with Julio Jones before training camp. Analysis: Jones has been one of the most consistent and elite options at wideout since entering the league, and his numbers over the past five seasons have been eye-popping. He's recorded five straight 1,400-yard receiving campaigns, dating back to 2014, but he is just the 12th-highest paid receiver in the NFL, at $14.25M. Jones has two years left on his current contract, but he's more than earned the big payday that should be coming soon.1 day
59.Clelin Ferrell officially signs rookie d... (Rotoworld) Raiders signed No. 4 overall pick DE Clelin Ferrell to a four-year contract. Analysis: The deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2023. Although widely considered a reach at No. 4, Ferrell earned 2018’s ACC Defensive Player of the Year and Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end. Ferrell’s pre-draft workouts were limited by a nagging turf toe injury, but his tape reveals a complete defensive end who stuffs the run and disrupts the pass with a quick get-off step, active hands, violent bull rush, and plus length (34 1/8" arms). Oakland had a league-worst 13 sacks ... (More)1 day
60.Michael Thomas in line to become highest paid receiver? (FantasyPros) Contract talks have opened between Michael Thomas and the New Orleans Saints, and Thomas could become the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL. Analysis: According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Saints would be "comfortable making him the highest paid receiver in the game." The current highest paid receiver in the game is Browns' wideout Odell Beckham Jr, who earns $18M per year. Earning just $1.2M annually, Thomas stands to land a mega deal. The Saints would be wise to get a deal done with Thomas sooner than later and keep his price from rising any more in the future. He's been one of the most productive receivers in the league... (More)1 day
61.Report: Falcons expect Julio deal before... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Dianna Russini reports the Falcons expect to strike a long-term agreement with Julio Jones before training camp. Analysis: Per Russini, the Falcons are "confident" it will happen. Jones seems to agree, as he reported for mandatory minicamp instead of sitting out in an attempt to force a resolution. Headed into his age-30 season, Jones is currently signed through 2020.1 day
62.Saints willing to make Thomas highest-pa... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Dianna Russini reports the Saints are willing to make contract-year WR Michael Thomas the highest-paid wideout in the game. Analysis: Per Russini, the sides "are progressing" in long-term talks. That echoes what GM Mickey Loomis himself said on Monday. Giving Thomas a mega contract when Drew Brees is a year-to-year proposition comes with an element of risk, but there's not much debate that it's what the Saints must do if they want to keep him. Thomas is fifth in receiving yards (3,787) and first in receptions (321) since entering the league in 2016.1 day
63.Lamar Miller: Positioned for key role again (RotoWire) Miller and D'Onta Foreman will lead the Houston backfield, Deepi Sidhu of the team's official website reports. Analysis: It felt like an empty promise in February when then-GM Brian Gaine endorsed Miller as the team's lead back, but Gaine subsequently chose not to add any competition in free agency or the draft. It's unclear whether that decision played a role in his recent firing, as there seems to be some frustration with the Texans failing to use their plethora of cap space to procure meaningful offseason upgrades. The result leaves Miller in a good spot to maintain a large share of the carries, but it also means he'll likely be ru... (More)1 day
64.Mike Evans: Restructures contract (RotoWire) Evans (hamstring) agreed to restructure his contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Analysis: It's the second restructure this offseason for Evans, who is exchanging base salary for a bonus to help his team clear out 2019 cap space. He missed June minicamp while nursing a hamstring injury, but coach Bruce Arians suggested it wasn't a major concern. Evans should be ready for the start of training camp in late July, serving as the unquestioned lead target in a pass-first offense.1 day
65.Zane Gonzalez: Locked in for job (RotoWire) Gonzalez is the lone placekicker on the Cardinals' 90-man roster. Analysis: Gonzalez was awful in his season and a half with the Browns, converting just 17 of 25 field-goal attempts (68 percent) and 28 of 31 PATs (90.3 percent). He looked better with the Cardinals over the final month of last season, with both of his misses on field goals coming from beyond 50 yards. There are better options available at the end of fantasy drafts, but Gonzalez could work his way into the streaming conversation if coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray quickly turn the Arizona offense around.1 day
66.Graham Gano: Recovers from knee injury (RotoWire) Gano (knee) participated in the offseason program, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. Analysis: Gano missed the final four weeks of last season with an injury in his non-kicking left leg. He seems to have made a full recovery and is locked in as Carolina's kicker entering the second season of a four-year, $17 million contract. The 32-year-old has converted 85.5 percent of field-goal attempts and 95.0 percent of PATs in seven seasons with the Panthers, but he's never been a great long-distance kicker, making 16 of 26 tries (61.5 percent) from 50-plus yards.1 day
67.Donte Moncrief likely No. 2 receiver (FantasyPros) Donte Moncrief is likely to be the Steelers' No. 2 receiver behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, according to a report from the Athletic's Mark Kaboly. Analysis: Moncrief has reportedly been a standout at OTAs already, and he's impressed QB Ben Roethlisberger too. The Athletic's Mark Kaboly reports that Moncrief "looks like a slam-dunk No. 2" receiver. Moncrief finished 2018 with his best statistical season in three years, with a 48-668-3 line in his only season with the Jaguars. The numbers don't seem like much at face value, but they are pretty impressive considering he was catching passes from Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler. Moncrief ... (More)1 day
68.Geoff Swaim: Facing heat from Oliver (RotoWire) Swaim is facing competition from rookie third-round pick Josh Oliver, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports. Analysis: Swaim joined one of the weakest position groups in the league when he signed a two-year, $6.6 million deal in March. The contract still makes him a favorite for the Week 1 starting job, but his middling athleticism becomes all the more obvious next to Oliver, who tied Irv Smith Jr. for the third-fastest 40-yard dash (4.63 seconds) among tight ends at the 2019 combine. The Jaguars also have James O'Shaughnessy and Ben Koyack competing for snaps at tight end.1 day
69.Rodney McLeod expects to be ready for ca... (Rotoworld) Eagles S Rodney McLeod (knee) expects to be ready for training camp. Analysis: McLeod landed on injured reserve last September after tearing both his ACL and MCL. He was not expected to get in any work during the offseason program, but he was able to participate in individual drills during minicamp. Even if he is not 100 percent at the start of camp, McLeod should get back on the field well before Week 1.1 day
70.C.J. Uzomah: Facing competition for snaps (RotoWire) Uzomah is joined by Tyler Eifert and second-round pick Drew Sample at tight end, ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell reports. Analysis: Uzomah re-signed with Cincinnati on a three-year, $18.3 million contract, though the team can escape after one season and $6.25 million if he's released before the third day of the 2020 league year, per overthecap.com. The Bengals signed Eifert to a one-year, $5.5 million deal shortly thereafter, then picked up Sample at No. 52 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. The result is a three-way competition for playing time, but there's still a decent chance for Uzomah to draw regular targets at some point this upcoming... (More)1 day
71.Karl Joseph responding well to competiti... (Rotoworld) Raiders DC Paul Guenther believes S Karl Joseph has responded well to Oakland declining his fifth-year option. Analysis: In addition to declining the option, the Raiders spent a first-round pick on box safety Johnathan Abram. Even after all that, Joseph said he wants "to be a Raider for life" and is prepared to compete for his spot. After he performed well late last season, it would not be a shock if Joseph earns a role.1 day
72.Bucs restructure Mike Evans' contract (Rotoworld) Bucs restructured Mike Evans' contract. Analysis: Tampa converted $3 million of Evans' base salary into a roster bonus back in March, and it sounds like they did something similar this week. The receiver still gets the same amount of cash, but the move saves the Bucs $3.2 million against the 2019 cap. Evans remains under contract through 2023.1 day
73.Donte Moncrief the 'slam-dunk No. 2' WR? (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Mark Kaboly writes Donte Moncrief "looks like a slam-dunk No. 2" receiver. Analysis: After watching the free-agent addition in the spring, Kaboly believes Moncrief "easily looks like a 50- or 60-catch guy with five or six touchdowns." The receiver also earned praise from Ben Roethlisberger, who talked up Moncrief's work ethic and knowledge of the offense. It is still possible James Washington or Diontae Johnson make their case in camp, but things are looking good for Moncrief right now, making him a nice value pick in the double-digit rounds.1 day
74.Beat writer not buying backfield split i... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Mark Kaboly believes the Steelers' plan to split backfield work is "lip service more than anything else." Analysis: James Conner made fantasy waves last week by saying he expects the backfield touches to be "spread out pretty evenly." Kaboly does not seem to doubt that is Pittsburgh's plan right now, but he expects the offense to fall back on its workhorse ways once the season rolls around. Conner proved last year he can return RB1 value in this offense, but that would become more difficult if Jaylen Samuels starts stealing touches.1 day
75.Jermaine Eluemunor working as first-team... (Rotoworld) Ravens 2017 fifth-round pick Jermaine Eluemunor worked as the first-team left guard during minicamp. Analysis: Eluemunor has not gotten a ton of snaps thus far in his career and has not looked great when on the field, but the Ravens are desperate for answers at left guard. Coach John Harbaugh praised Eluemunor's work during minicamp but said the lineman needs to get in better shape. Baltimore could also turn to Alex Lewis, who is still recovering from shoulder surgery, James Hurst, or fourth-round rookie Ben Powers at left guard.1 day
76.Jordan Lasley on roster bubble entering ... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec believes Ravens sophomore WR Jordan Lasley "will need to pick up his game" to earn a roster spot. Analysis: Lasley earned some hype after training with Lamar Jackson over the offseason, but the supposed newfound chemistry did not show up during minicamp. According to Zrebiec, Lasley did not make many plays and struggled with drops, which was also an issue in college. He has time to turn it around, but things are not looking good for the former fifth-round pick.1 day
77.Ravens LB Chris Board a candidate to sta... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec believes Ravens sophomore LB Chris Board is a candidate to start. Analysis: After losing C.J. Mosley in free agency, the Ravens need to find a starter opposite Patrick Onwuasor. Fourth-round sophomore Kenny Young was expected to get the job, but Zrebiec believes Board has at least pulled even in the competition. Undrafted last year, Board played almost exclusively on special teams as a rookie.1 day
78.Beat writer predicts Alie-Cox breakout s... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Stephen Holder is predicting a breakout season for No. 3 Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox. Analysis: Holder is just the latest to sing the ex-basketball player's praises this offseason. Holder says he "never" saw Alie-Cox drop a pass in offseason practice, and that there is "unbridled excitement at Colts headquarters" about his development. The Colts were already comfortable with Alie-Cox's blocking but believe he is close to being ready as a pass catcher. An elite athlete with a 6-foot-5 frame, Alie-Cox is a wild card for a loaded offense. 2019 is the final year o... (More)2 days
79."Arthritic component" in Todd Gurley's knee (FFToday) Todd Gurley is dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation, according to Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years. Gaines suggested "not one thing has changed" in regards to his client and that "our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well." Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said "it's never been told to me" that the Rams plan on decreasi... (More)2 days
80.Dante Pettis showing "marked improvement" (FFToday) Jimmy Garoppolo and HC Kyle Shanahan are among those who have noticed marked improvement in Dante Pettis ahead of his second NFL season. “Dante’s body is maturing. He’s coming out of breaks with power, he has speed. It doesn’t look like he’s moving very fast, but he really is. It’s a weird thing for a quarterback to get used to. He’s different than most guys running,” Garoppolo said. “He worked while he was away. He tried to get bigger. He worked more at his routes and he came here with the idea of ‘Hey, I’m not just co... (More)2 days
81.Joshua Perkins: On roster bubble (RotoWire) Perkins appears to be on the roster bubble ahead of the 2019 season, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Analysis: Entering his fourth season in the league, Perkins has appeared in only 17 games for the Eagles and Falcons over his career and caught eight passes for 109 yards and a score along the way. He's coming off a 2018 campaign in which the tight end finished the year on injured reserve, but Perkins has since returned to team drills this spring, according to Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger. Now healthy, the challenge for Perkins this summer will be to unseat Richard Rodgers for the No. 3 role.2 days
82.Ben Koyack: Battling for roster spot (RotoWire) Koyack is battling for a roster spot ahead of the 2019 season, Phillip Heiman of the Florida Times-Union reports. Analysis: Heiman's early roster projection does not include Koyack. Instead, he lists James O'Shaughnessy as the favorite to land the No. 3 role behind offseason addition Geoff Swaim and third-round rookie Josh Oliver. There's plenty of time for Koyack to make his bid for a spot on the 53-man roster, though, and it's not impossible that Jacksonville carries four tight ends into the regular season. In seven games with the Jaguars last year, Koyack logged 111 offensive snaps without seeing a single target in the passing game... (More)2 days
83.Michael Roberts: Claimed by Green Bay (RotoWire) The Packers claimed Roberts off waivers Monday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The Lions tried trading Roberts to the Patriots last week for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, but the transaction fell through due to a failed physical, and the former ultimately waived the tight end. Now with the Packers, he finds himself within another crowded depth chart topped by Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis and third-round rookie Jace Sternberger. Roberts likely will need to string together an impressive training camp and preseason in order to crack the 53-man roster ahead of Week 1. In 23 games for Detroit over the past two sea... (More)2 days
84.Jordan Lasley: Uneven minicamp showing (RotoWire) Lasley struggled during Baltimore's mandatory minicamp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The second-year receiver out of UCLA needs to make a strong impression this offseason after not seeing the field as a rookie. Unfortunately, Lasley isn't off to a good start in that regard, and the team's restocked receiver room puts him further down the depth chart. If healthy, rookies Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin figure to start alongside Willie Snead, leaving Lasley to battle for a reserve position. Beyond that trio, veterans like Seth Roberts and Michael Floyd will also have strong cases at making the 53-man roster, and fello... (More)2 days
85.Buddy Howell: Headed for special-teams role (RotoWire) Howell is expected to play a significant role on special teams in 2019, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. "I just know they want me here for special teams, to make an impact on special teams. So, that's my thing. If it get a carry, that's a bonus for me," the running back said. Analysis: The 23-year-old Howell is entering his second season in the league after going undrafted out of Florida Atlantic in 2018. He carved out a special-teams role ahead of his rookie season and ultimately logged the fifth-most snaps (265) in that area for Houston last year. However, he only saw three snaps on offense without logging a single... (More)2 days
86.Packers add TE Michael Roberts off waive... (Rotoworld) Packers signed TE Michael Roberts. Analysis: Initially thought to be heading to the Patriots for a seventh-round selection before he failed his physical, Roberts will now land with the Packers off waivers in a crowded tight end room behind Jimmy Graham and promising third-rounder Jace Sternberger. Oft-injured early in his career, the 2017 fourth-rounder hauled in a mere nine catches for 100 yards and three scores last season. Green Bay also recently added former Jags TE Pharoah McKever.2 days
87.NO has had 'some conversations' with Tho... (Rotoworld) Saints GM Mickey Loomis said the team and Michael Thomas "had some conversations" about an extension. Analysis: "Yeah, listen, we’ve had some conversations, and I like keeping that close to the vest until there’s something to report," Loomis said. "Look, we love what Mike’s done for us. He’s a fantastic player, one of the best at his position in the league, and hopefully we can keep him as a Saint for a longtime as well." It's possible the Saints choose to franchise tag him in the offseason, but Thomas will likely land a contract upwards of $20 million a... (More)2 days
88.Robert Davis: Headed for PUP list (RotoWire) Davis (knee) likely will start the regular season on the PUP list, Jake Kring-Schreifels and Kyle Stackpole of redskins.com report. Analysis: Davis suffered a devastating injury last August, fracturing his tibia and tearing three major ligaments (ACL, PCL, LCL) in his right knee. He said in February that he didn't expect to be ready for training camp, perhaps hinting at a third consecutive redshirt season after he spent most of his rookie year on the practice squad and all of 2018 on injured reserve. Davis was one of the stars of the 2017 combine, running a 4.44-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3, 219 pounds, and placing first or second ... (More)2 days
89.Josh McCown joins ESPN as NFL studio ana... (Rotoworld) Josh McCown was hired by ESPN as an NFL studio analyst. Analysis: "I am excited to make the transition into broadcasting with ESPN which will allow me to still be involved with the game I love," McCown said. "I look forward to bringing ESPN viewers the unique insights that I have gained throughout my career." This transition was fully expected following the 17-year veteran's announcement in The Players' Tribune Monday morning. He's currently contracted to appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Get Up!, and more.2 days
90.Report: Caserio 'wants out' of New Engla... (Rotoworld) The Boston Globe believes Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio "wants out" of New England. Analysis: Reporter Ben Volin seems to mostly be connecting the obvious dots, which is that the Pats had to invoke a clause in Caserio's contract and file tampering charges to prevent him from interviewing with the Texans. Per Volin, "every sign points to Caserio landing with the Texans next offseason." Caserio's Patriots contract runs through next spring's draft. Ever the iconoclast, Bill Belichick appears perfectly content to force Caserio to "play out" his deal. 2 days
91.Josh McCown: Announces retirement (RotoWire) McCown announced his retirement from football Monday in an article for The Players' Tribune. Analysis: A 2002 third-round pick, McCown spent time with 10 different teams in 17 NFL seasons, going 23-53-0 as a starter. He had his best statistical campaign at age 38, completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 2,926 yards and 18 touchdowns on a 2017 Jets squad that entered its season as a clear favorite to land the No. 1 overall pick. McCown's solid performance dropped the Jets lower in the draft order for 2018, but they still managed to obtain Sam Darnold, who now is backed up by Trevor Siemian. McCown will turn 40 in July and shouldn't h... (More)2 days
92.Elijah McGuire: Could be caught in roster crunch (RotoWire) McGuire will have to earn a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports. Analysis: Stypulkoski's prediction for the roster has McGuire on the outside looking in, but the 25-year-old running back still has plenty of time to change that outlook during training camp and the preseason. The Jets are unlikely to carry five running backs when the season starts, meaning one of Bilal Powell, Ty Montgomery, Trenton Cannon or McGuire will likely be on the chopping block with new starter Le'Veon Bell assured the top spot on the depth chart. Montgomery can also play wide receiver while Cannon could morph into an ace on special teams, w... (More)2 days
93.Jake Kumerow: Impressing Rodgers again (RotoWire) Kumerow has the continued support of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has commented on the wide receiver a number of times over the past year, Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal reports. "Obviously, I'm a big fan of [Kumerow]," Rodgers said last week. "I don't think I need to keep going on that." Analysis: Kumerow bounced around NFL practice squads from 2015 to 2017, spending time with the Bengals, Patriots and Packers. He made his bid for a roster spot in Green Bay last August, catching six passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in two preseason games before a shoulder injury sent him to injured reserve. Kumerow return... (More)2 days
94.Trenton Cannon: On roster bubble (RotoWire) Cannon will have to battle for a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports. Analysis: New York's roster battle at running back will likely come down to the preseason, as the Jets currently have five capable bodies in camp and are unlikely to keep them all. Cannon played well in coverage on special teams as a rookie last season and has the potential to turn into a dangerous returner if he can curb his fumbling issues, making him a strong fit for the back end of the roster. He'll need to beat out at least one of Bilal Powell, Ty Montgomery or Elijah McGuire behind starter Le'Veon Bell.2 days
95.Todd Gurley dealing with an 'arthritic component to his knee' (FantasyPros) Todd Gurley's trainer says the running back is dealing with an "arthritic component to his knee". Analysis: Gurley's knee continues to be the most important fantasy story line of the off-season. His trainer stressed that Gurley hasn't been told that the team wants to limit his workload at all, but the Rams' off-season actions paint a different picture. The All-Pro running back is still expected to participate in on-field drills at training camp, which is a good sign.2 days
96.Ty Montgomery: Will compete for roster spot (RotoWire) Montgomery will have to earn a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports. Analysis: With New York bringing back veteran Bilal Powell, the team is set up for a healthy running back competition behind Le'Veon Bell. Stypulkoski believes Montgomery's ability to shift to wide receiver in a pinch should help earn him the inside track for one of the available spots behind Bell, but the team almost certainly won't keep all of Bell, Powell, Montgomery, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon.2 days
97.Le'Veon Bell: Still building chemistry in NY (RotoWire) Bell participated in only two spring practices with the Jets, so he's still in the process of building chemistry with quarterback Sam Darnold and the rest of his new teammates, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports. Analysis: Bell opted to work out on his own versus participating in voluntary OTAs, so he hasn't shared the field with his new teammates much as of yet. With training camp and the preseason still to come, the superstar running back still has plenty of time to familiarize himself with his new situation in the Big Apple after sitting out all of the 2018 season for the Steelers. Bell plays a crucial role as a receiver out of the... (More)2 days
98.Dante Pettis 'turned heads' in 49ers min... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports Bay Area reports Dante Pettis "turned the right heads at 49ers minicamp last week." Analysis: "Dante’s body is maturing," Jimmy Garoppolo said. "He’s coming out of breaks with power, he has speed. It doesn’t look like he’s moving very fast but really is. ... He’s different than most guys running." Where Garoppolo praised Pettis' physical improvement, coach Kyle Shanahan noted it on the mental side. "He worked more at his routes and he came here with the idea of ‘Hey, I’m not just coming here to get better back in shape, I’m coming h... (More)2 days
99.Josh McCown retires after 17 seasons in ... (Rotoworld) Free agent QB Josh McCown has announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the NFL. Analysis: McCown made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune. One of the league's longest-tenured players, McCown had a long, strange trip of a career that mostly saw him holding down backup duties before a late dalliance in starting. His best season came as Jay Cutler's fill-in for the 2013 Bears. That earned him a second life as a bridge-type quarterback. Revered everywhere he's played, McCown was pursued for coaching opportunities before he even retired. He will have his pick of jobs if he w... (More)2 days
100.Gurley's trainer confirms arthritic cond... (Rotoworld) Todd Gurley's trainer confirmed the running back is dealing with an "arthritic component to his knee." Analysis: "Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee," trainer Travelle Gaines told CBS Sports. "He's now at the year-five mark, all we're doing is managing that." Gaines also said he has not been told the Rams plan to limit Gurley's workload to keep him fresh, although their offseason moves paint a pretty clear picture. Gurley is a risk-reward pick early in the second round.2 days

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