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1.Cosell high on Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon (Rotoworld) After watching their college tape, NFL Films' Greg Cosell came away believing Alabama's T.J. Yeldon "may" be a better fit as a "true foundation back" in the NFL than Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.1 hour
2.Cosell: Todd Gurley is 'best RB in the d... (Rotoworld) Based purely on tape study, NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Georgia RB Todd Gurley is "the best back in the draft." Analysis: We agree wholeheartedly. "I like Gurley more (than Melvin Gordon)," Cosell said. "Gurley, to me, has elements of Steven Jackson in his prime and Marshawn Lynch. He's that kind of runner. He's got an excellent combination of size, power, short-area quickness and burst, and top-end acceleration. I like Gurley a lot. And he looks like an NFL foundation back. I think he can be the starting point of an NFL offense." If Gurley's A... (More)1 hour
3.Packers | Packers, Randall Cobb to part? (USA Today) The Green Bay Packers are working to re-sign impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb, and have exclusive negotiating rights until Saturday, March 7, at 3pm, and exclusive signing rights until Tuesday, March 10. The team has been working to hammer out a deal with Cobb for six months. With WRs Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams under contract, the team did not feel the need to use a franchise tag on Cobb like the Dallas Cowboys did with WR Dez Bryant,... (More)1 hour
4.Dolphins | Ndamukong Suh prefers Miami (USA Today) If Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh hits the open market, he has a slight preference for the Miami Dolphins over the Indianapolis Colts and Lions, according to a source close to Suh's camp. Florida also has no state income tax, and that could play a factor.1 hour
5.Colts | Indy in on Ndamukong Suh (USA Today) The Indianapolis Colts are expected to make a push for Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh if he hits the open market. According to sources, his contract could potentially exceed $60 million.1 hour
6.Chiefs | KC might take run at Randall Cobb (USA Today) The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to make a run at Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb should he hit the open market.1 hour
7.Dolphins, Colts to make 'strong push' fo... (Rotoworld) Multiple league sources tell Yahoo's Rand Getlin that the Dolphins and Colts are poised to make the "strongest pushes" for free agent Ndamukong Suh. Analysis: Getlin reports Suh's guarantees could "exceed" $60 million, topping J.J. Watt's $51.8 million. A source "close to Suh's camp" told Getlin this year's top free-agent prize has a "slight preference" for the Dolphins, although the Colts and Lions "aren't far behind" in the Suh sweepstakes. The NFL's negotiating window opens Saturday. The free agent signing period begins next Tues... (More)2 hours
8.Peterson 'still' has 'concerns' with Vik... (Rotoworld) Following Wednesday's meeting with Vikings brass, Adrian Peterson issued a statement saying he "still" has "concerns" with returning to the team. Analysis: Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer flew to Peterson's home in Houston. "I appreciate Rick and Coach Zimmer coming down to see me today," Peterson's statement reads. "We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is conten... (More)2 hours
9.Manning gets $4 million if Broncos win S... (Rotoworld) Peyton Manning's $4 million in incentives can be earned if the Broncos win the Super Bowl. Analysis: As we suspected. Manning can earn $2 million if the Broncos win the AFC title game, and the other $2 million if they win Super Bowl 50. Manning's $19 million base salary for 2016 remains unchanged. Turning 39 later this month, Manning's contract shuffling confirms he will play football this season.2 hours
10.Giants moving on from Jerrel Jernigan (Rotoworld) The Giants have decided to move on from free agent WR Jerrel Jernigan. Analysis: The decision isn't a surprise after Jernigan missed almost all of 2014 with a mid-foot sprain. He was succeeded by Preston Parker, who despite colossal touchdown-scoring expectations from Dan Gaspar, proved an ineffective slot receiver. The G-Men will welcome back Victor Cruz with open arms.3 hours
11.Giants in talks with Beason about restru... (Rotoworld) The Giants are in talks with MLB Jon Beason about restructuring his contract. Analysis: Beason was limited to four games last year and has a $7.37 million cap hit. He'll likely be asked to convert a portion of his salary into incentives. The Giants want to reduce Beason's cap number before he's owed a $1M bonus on March 15. 3 hours
12.Redskins | Colt McCoy not expected to return (USA Today) Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy is not expected to return to the team next season, even though he started four games in 2014 when QBs Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins had been benched by head coach Jay Gruden.3 hours
13.Cowboys | Keith Rivers signs (USA Today) Free-agent LB Keith Rivers (Bills) signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, March 4. Rivers will add depth to the team's linebacking group. He has plenty of experience playing both weakside and strongside linebacker. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.3 hours
14.Giants trying to re-sign S Stevie Brown (Rotoworld) The Giants want to re-sign free agent S Stevie Brown. Analysis: Brown struggled in his return from ACL surgery this past season, but came on late with 17 tackles and a sack over the final five weeks. With Antrel Rolle expected to test the open market, the Giants are hoping to re-sign Brown on a team-friendly deal. Brown is Rotoworld's No. 7 available free-agent safety.3 hours
15.Justin Smith at 49ers headquarters (Rotoworld) 49ers RE Justin Smith dropped by team headquarters on Wednesday to discuss his future with new coach Jim Tomsula. Analysis: Beat writer Matt Barrows passes along "cautious optimism" that Smith will continue his playing career, rather than retire. HBO's Inside the NFL reported immediately after the season that Smith would call it quits, but the Niners are trying to talk him out of it. Smith has been training "regularly" at the 49ers' facility and is reportedly in "excellent shape."3 hours
16.Peyton Manning can earn $4M in incentive... (Rotoworld) Peyton Manning can earn back his $4 million "pay cut" via "team-based" incentives. Analysis: So his $19 million base salary has become a $15 million salary with the ability to earn back $4 million based on triggers that aren't yet known. Since the $4 million was wiped off Denver's books, the triggers are considered "unlikely to be earned," and perhaps tied to something like a Super Bowl win. If Peyton does earn the incentives, they'll count against Denver's 2016 cap.3 hours
17.Bills | Buffalo to restructure LeSean McCoy (USA Today) Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will reportedly be given a revised contract with his new team. McCoy is currently without any guaranteed money in 2016, which would change. The Bills play to "take very good care of him," according to a source familiar with the team's thinking.3 hours
18.Cowboys add Keith Rivers on one-year dea... (Rotoworld) Cowboys signed LB Keith Rivers to a one-year deal. Analysis: Rivers was limited to 12 games (three starts) for Buffalo last year, playing just 192 snaps. He'll provide depth with Bruce Carter, Rolando McClain, and Justin Durant all free agents. Rivers turns 29 this offseason.3 hours
19.Eagles | Philly interested in Mark Ingram? (USA Today) New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram has been rumored to be of interest to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources.4 hours
20.Browns not expected to go after Cecil Sh... (Rotoworld) ESPN Cleveland doesn't expect the Browns to sign free agent WR Cecil Shorts. Analysis: Shorts has been previously linked to Cleveland, but the Browns are believed to be higher on Brian Hartline. A declining talent with a history of soft-tissue injuries, Shorts could struggle for guaranteed money beyond 2015. Shorts is Rotoworld's No. 8 available wideout.4 hours
21.Eagles | C.J. Spiller may be on Philly's radar (USA Today) Buffalo Bills impending free-agent RB C.J. Spiller may be on the Philadelphia Eagles' radar in free agency, according to source. However, Spiller won't be Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's highest priority.4 hours
22.Lions | Not giving up on Ndamukong Suh (USA Today) Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh has had productive talks with the team this week, and the Lions are focused on trying to retain him, even though it will be tough.4 hours
23.Saints | Three RBs on Saints' roster (USA Today) Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Pierre Thomas' (Saints) release by the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 4, will save $1.735 million against the salary cap, and he carries an $830,000 "dead money" charge. Thomas would have counted $2.565 million against the salary cap this year. The Saints currently have three running backs on roster: RBs Khiry Robinson, Edwin Baker and Tim... (More)4 hours
24.Colts | Tyvon Branch to meet with Indy (USA Today) Free-agent SS Tyvon Branch (Raiders) is visiting with the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, March 4, according to a source. It'll reportedly be the first of multiple visits between the two parties.4 hours
25.Bills could ask Eric Wood for pay cut (Rotoworld) The Bills could ask C Eric Wood to take a pay cut. Analysis: Coming off a down year, Wood has a $6.65 million cap hit. He graded out as a bottom-15 center by PFF and is a prime candidate to restructure. The Bills have $16.86M in cap space after trading for LeSean McCoy and Matt Cassel.4 hours
26.Eagles | DeMeco Ryans could re-do contract (USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans is a candidate to have his contract restructured, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes he will return in Philadelphia.4 hours
27.Chargers | Jacoby Jones to visit SD (USA Today) Free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Ravens) is scheduled to visit with the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, March 4.4 hours
28.Dolphins | Miami interested in re-signing Brian Hartline (USA Today) Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) could return to the Miami Dolphins, as they remain interested in bringing him back. However, he's already had meetings with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, and he's expected to make a decision soon.4 hours
29.Rams | Interested in Darnell Dockett (USA Today) Free-agent DT Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) has received interest from the St. Louis Rams. However, he's expected to choose between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 4.4 hours
30.Seahawks | Interested in Darnell Dockett (USA Today) Free-agent DT Darnell Dockett (Cardinals) has received interest from the Seattle Seahawks. However, he's expected to choose between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 4.4 hours
31.Panthers | No resolution for Greg Hardy (USA Today) Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy left his meeting with NFL officials with no immediate resolution. Hardy is making a case to come off the commissioner's list and immediately be reinstated, according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings. Hardy turned over documents from his legal case.4 hours
32.49ers shopping ILB Michael Wilhoite (Rotoworld) The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers have placed exclusive rights free agent ILB Michael Wilhoite on the trade block. Analysis: The 49ers have a surplus of inside linebackers with Patrick Willis, Chris Borland and Navorro Bowman all returning next year. Wilhoite was a 16-game starter in 2014, but would be limited to a backup role if re-signed. San Francisco is seeking a sixth- or seventh-round pick for Wilhoite.4 hours
33.Saints | Pierre Thomas released (USA Today) New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas was released Wednesday, March 4.5 hours
34.Jets | Kendall Langford visiting (USA Today) Free-agent DT Kendall Langford (Rams) will reportedly visit with the New York Jets Friday, March 6.5 hours
35.Jets | Chris Canty visiting Friday (USA Today) Free-agent Chris Canty (Ravens) is reportedly visiting the New York Jets Friday, March 6, according to a source.5 hours
36.Vikings | MIN receives draft picks for Matt Cassel (USA Today) Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was traded to the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, March 4. The Bills swapped their 2015 fifth-round pick for the Vikings 2015 sixth-round draft pick. Minnesota will also receive a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.5 hours
37.Broncos | Peyton Manning contract won't affect FA (USA Today) Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning's new contract, in which he will take a $4 million pay cut, will not impact the team's approach during free agency.5 hours
38.Steelers | Troy Polamalu could be released (USA Today) Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu may be released if he does not decide to retire this offseason as the Steelers are trying to get younger on defense. Polamalu is still undecided on what he wants to do for the 2015 season.5 hours
39.Broncos | Peyton Manning waiting on physical (USA Today) Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning's new contract in which he takes a $4 million pay cut will not become finalized until he passes his physical, which he is expected to take within 24 hours, according to sources. Other details of the contract are still being finalized.5 hours
40.Patriots signed LS Tyler Ott (Rotoworld) Patriots signed LS Tyler Ott. Analysis: With Danny Aiken a free agent, Ott should be the Patriots' long snapper this season.5 hours
41.Giants won't re-sign WLB Jacquian Willia... (Rotoworld) Free agent WLB Jacquian Williams will test the open market. Analysis: Williams was a full-time starter prior to landing on I.R. last season, recording 78 tackles over nine games. He should be limited to backup offers in free agency. The Giants will look to upgrade on Williams opposite SLB Devon Kennard.5 hours
42.Jets visiting with DE Chris Canty (Rotoworld) Free agent DE Chris Canty will visit the Jets this weekend. Analysis: It's the first known interest in Canty since his release from Baltimore. Canty missed five games to injury in 2014 and had been considering retirement. He should only require a one-year deal.5 hours
43.Jets sign DE Ronald Talley (Rotoworld) Jets signed DE Ronald Talley. Analysis: Talley was out of the league last year after getting cut by the Bucs in training camp. He spent his first three seasons in Arizona, playing under Todd Bowles. Talley will compete for one of the Jets' final roster spots.6 hours
44.49ers have interest in DE/OLB Trent Cole (Rotoworld) The 49ers are expected to have interest in free agent OLB Trent Cole. Analysis: Cole is expected to draw interest from multiple teams now that he's been officially released. He was a 3-4 edge rusher with the Eagles last year, but is better suited as an end in 4-3 schemes. Cole has also been linked to the Jets.6 hours
45.Victor Cruz (knee) on track for training... (Rotoworld) Victor Cruz (patellar tendon) expects to be cleared for training camp. Analysis: Five months removed from knee surgery, Cruz has resumed a running program. His recovery has been setback-free, but Cruz should be considered questionable for the start of camp. Cruz's effectiveness in the slot coming off a major injury remains a concern going into the season. GM Jerry Reese has suggested Cruz won't be counted on for the same impact he made prior to 2014.6 hours
46.Amid cap nightmare, Saints cut Pierre Th... (Rotoworld) Saints released RB Pierre Thomas. Analysis: The Saints begin the difficult process of cutting veterans amid their salary-cap nightmare. Currently projected about $20 million over the cap, the Saints save just $1.735 million with the move. Thomas took a pay cut last offseason to return and went on to total 600 yards and three touchdowns on 90 touches. He recently turned 30 and now gets to join a flooded running-back market. Thomas can still be productive but shouldn't command more than $2-3 million as a passing-game specialist. The Saints have an in-house replacement option in Tra... (More)6 hours
47.Pierre Thomas (RotoWire) The Saints have released Thomas, NFL.com reports. Analysis: With Thomas cut loose thanks to the team's salary cap situation and Mark Ingram on track to hit free agency, the Saints figure to have a new-look backfield in 2015. The 30-year-old Thomas was limited to 11 games (and 45 carries for 222 yards and two TDs) last year, but when healthy, he remains an asset as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. After recording 77 catches for New Orleans in 2013, Thomas caught 45 passes for 378 yards and a TD this past season.6 hours
48.Redskins re-sign S Duke Ihenacho (Rotoworld) Redskins re-signed exclusive rights free agent S Duke Ihenacho to a one-year, $660,000 contract. Analysis: Ihenacho, 26 in June, was claimed off waivers from the Broncos last August. He started 18 games for Denver during their 2013 Super Bowl run, showing well in run support. Ihenacho played five snaps for the Redskins last season before fracturing his heel in Week 3. Ihenacho will be a candidate for a real role in 2015 with both FS Ryan Clark and SS Brandon Meriweather free agents.7 hours
49.Carson Palmer (RotoWire) Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Palmer is "about a month ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Palmer suffered the injury on Nov. 9, bringing his second season with the Cardinals to a close. He underwent surgery within a week and a half, and positive reports regarding his recovery effort started to emerge once the calendar flipped to 2015. Although he's expected to achieve full health by the time OTAs roll around, Arians relayed that he's apt to keep Palmer on the sideline during the Cardinals' offseason program. Thus, Palmer likely won't participat... (More)7 hours
50.Giants re-sign ERFA Larry Donnell for 20... (Rotoworld) Giants re-signed exclusive rights free agent TE Larry Donnell to a one-year, $585,000 contract. Analysis: Donnell wasn't going anywhere. He's under contract for 2015 and will be a restricted free agent next spring. The Giants reportedly love Donnell and are super-high on him for the future. He had a true breakout season in OC Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting passing game, posting a 63-623-6 receiving line. Donnell will be a good bet to improve on that as he continues his progression.7 hours
51.Report: Saints shopping MLB Curtis Lofto... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints have made MLB Curtis Lofton available for trade. Analysis: The Saints have work to do between now and Tuesday to get themselves under the cap. New Orleans is still about $22 million over the threshold and it seems reluctant to make tough decisions to move on from overpaid veterans. Lofton is the quarterback of the defense and has yet to miss a game in seven seasons. Scheduled to count $9.25 million against the cap, the Saints can clear just $4.25 million by moving Lofton. He's amassed over 100 tackles in three straight seasons with the... (More)7 hours
52.Report: Peyton Manning agrees to $4M pay... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Peyton Manning has agreed to take a $4 million pay cut, reducing his salary from $19 million to $15 million. Analysis: The move creates an additional $4 million in cap space for a Broncos team looking to sign franchise player Demaryius Thomas to a long-term contract. The Broncos are also in the market for up to three new offensive linemen, in addition to possibly re-signing free agent DT Terrance Knighton. Manning's $15 million base salary makes him the sixth-highest paid quarterback just behind Jay Cutler.7 hours
53.Eagles | Trent Cole officially released (USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole was officially cut Wednesday, March 4.7 hours
54.Free agent Roy Helu will test the open m... (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Roy Helu will test the open market. Analysis: Helu has been an intriguing player the past few years, but had been unable to find consistent work with the Redskins behind Alfred Morris. He'll look for a bigger role elsewhere, but Helu is going to be hurt by such a robust running-back market. He's still just 26 years old and owns a career 4.43 YPC average.7 hours
55.Pierre Thomas to be released by New Orleans (FFToday) The New Orleans Saints will release veteran running back Pierre Thomas, a league source confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Wednesday. Thomas, 30, has played all eight of his NFL seasons with the Saints after signing with the team in 2007 as a little-known undrafted free agent.7 hours
56.Peyton Manning (RotoWire) Manning is reportedly nearing an agreement to take a $4 million pay cut this coming season, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Per the expected agreement -- which will not become final until the veteran QB passes a physical exam -- Manning, who had been on track to earn $19 million, will now be in line to make a $15 million base salary in 2015. In addition to helping cement Manning's anticipated return this coming season, the deals frees up valuable financial resources for the Broncos in advance of NFL free agency.8 hours
57.Redskins | Duke Ihenacho signs tender (USA Today) Washington Redskins SS Duke Ihenacho re-signed as an exclusive rights free agent Wednesday, March 4. Details of the contract were undisclosed.8 hours
58.Saints | Curtis Lofton being shopped (USA Today) New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton is on the trading block.8 hours
59.Giants | Larry Donnell tendered (USA Today) New York Giants TE Larry Donnell was officially tendered as an exclusive rights free agent Wednesday, March 4. The deal is one year in length and worth $585,000.8 hours
60.Texans cut longtime C Chris Myers, save ... (Rotoworld) Texans released C Chris Myers.8 hours
61.Broncos | Peyton Manning nearing new deal (USA Today) Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is close to agreeing to a new contract in which he would take a $4 million pay cut, according to sources.8 hours
62.Cosell: Sankey wouldn't be high in 2015 ... (Rotoworld) NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Bishop Sankey would be "well down the list" in this year's draft-eligible running back class. Analysis: The Titans made Sankey the first running back drafted last May. This year, he would be a fringe top-ten prospect in a running back class rich with talent. Titans COO Tommy Smith recently stated Tennessee will attempt to build a "smashmouth" team moving forward. A finesse runner with no real tackle-breaking ability, Sankey would fit that philosophy poorly.8 hours
63.Panthers | Cam Newton not of interest to police (USA Today) Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is not a person of interest regarding a shooting last weekend in a Charlotte, N.C. nightclub. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.8 hours
64.Bills to come hard after FA LB David Har... (Rotoworld) The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta expects the Bills "to put on a full-court press" in trying to lure free agent ILB David Harris. Analysis: The Bills and Jets will likely be the biggest bidders for Harris' services, though the Falcons, Bears, and Dolphins have also been linked to the 31-year-old. Harris has been coach Rex Ryan's "quarterback" of the defense the past six years and would probably be interested in following him to Buffalo. Harris will likely be angling for $6-8 million per year on a multi-year contract.9 hours
65.Vikings | Matt Cassel traded to Buffalo Bills (USA Today) Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was traded to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick Wednesday, March 4.9 hours
66.Report: Spiller turned down $4.5M from B... (Rotoworld) NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports free agent C.J. Spiller turned down a contract worth $4.5 million per year from the Bills. Analysis: The Bills then decided to move on, swinging a trade for LeSean McCoy. Spiller is likely seeking $5 million-plus on the open market. He probably has a decent shot at landing it. Spiller is still just 27 years old and has plenty of tread left on the tires after averaging just over 165 touches per season his first five years.9 hours
67.Eagles expected to pursue Jason Worilds (Rotoworld) NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Eagles are expected to pursue free agent OLB Jason Worilds "as soon as free agency starts." Analysis: Russini is based on D.C., but seems to be quite plugged-in around the NFL and has issued a long list of accurate reports as long as we've been sourcing her. Worilds-to-Philadelphia was a popular rumor even before Russini's report came to light. The Eagles badly need weak-side edge-rush help after cutting Trent Cole. Worilds is nearly six years younger than Cole.9 hours
68.Eagles | Jeremy Maclin deal not close with Eagles (USA Today) Impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin is not close to a contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles.9 hours
69.Tevin Coleman will work out on April 15 (Rotoworld) Indiana RB Tevin Coleman (toe) has set a pre-draft workout date of April 15. Analysis: It's just the Hoosiers' Pro Day, but we're glad to see Coleman planning to work out at all after post-season toe surgery. Coleman will likely generate Cody Latimerian buzz, as his tape suggests Coleman runs in the 4.3s. He measured 5-foot-11, 206 at the Combine. Coleman is a projected day-two pick.9 hours
70.Jets | Will try to re-sign David Harris (USA Today) New York Jets impending free-agent LB David Harris will try to be re-signed by the team before he hits free agency.9 hours
71.Tyvon Branch also has visit with Redskin... (Rotoworld) Free agent S Tyvon Branch will visit the Redskins on Thursday. Analysis: Branch is in Indianapolis visiting the Colts on Wednesday. The Redskins are in the market for two starting safeties with FS Ryan Clark retiring and SS Brandon Meriweather unlikely to be re-signed as a free agent. Branch is more a "box" safety who plays close to the line of scrimmage. He recently turned 28.10 hours
72.Giants | Prince Amukamara making progress (USA Today) New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (biceps) is about a month away from being back to full strength after suffering a torn biceps. Amukamara hopes to participate in the team's offseason program that begins on April 20.10 hours
73.FA RT Barksdale to command $7M per year? (Rotoworld) ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner reports free agent RT Joe Barksdale may net a contract worth around $7 million per year. Analysis: That would be the top of the right-tackle pay scale, as Colts RT Gosder Cherilus is currently the league's highest-paid player at the position at $7 million annually. That'd be an awfully steep price for Barksdale, and ultimately, we'd expect him to fall short of the mark. He's more likely to slide in closer to $6 million. The Rams should be doing everything they can to lock up their most durable offensive lineman. He just turned 27 and has appeared in all 32 games the past two seasons.10 hours
74.Bills make another deal: Trade for Matt ... (Rotoworld) Bills acquired QB Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick from the Vikings in exchange for two undisclosed draft picks. Analysis: After swinging a blockbuster deal for LeSean McCoy on Tuesday, GM Doug Whaley is back at it again Wednesday. After losing out to the Browns for Josh McCown, the Bills turned their attention to the trade market. It's basically a salary dump by the Vikings, who save $4.75 million against the cap and further clear the quarterback room for Teddy Bridgewater. Cassel, 33 in May, appeared in 12 games (nine starts) for Minnesota the past two seasons, composing... (More)10 hours
75.Eagles | No talks with Mychal Kendricks (USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks has has not been approached by the team about a contract extension.10 hours
76.Ravens may have to release LE Haloti Nga... (Rotoworld) ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley predicts Baltimore will release LE Haloti Ngata. Analysis: GM Ozzie Newsome has been trying to work on a new deal for Ngata in order to lower his $16 million cap hit, but nothing has materialized to this point. Ngata is refusing to kick money down the road after he had a strong season. The 31-year-old would be highly sought after if he hit the open market. Hensley mentions the Colts as a possible landing spot, reuniting Ngata with coach Chuck Pagano.10 hours
77.Jeff Tuel (RotoWire) Matt Cassel (foot) has been traded to the Bills from the Vikings. The teams have also exchanged undisclosed draft choices as part of the deal, which will become official next week. EJ Manuel, Cassel, and Tuel are currently the team's three quarterbacks ahead of free agency. Analysis: The team might even bring in one more quarterback, as new coach Rex Ryan seems intent on stirring up as much competition as possible for the most important position on the field. Note that Tuel has no background with the new staff, so at best he seems like the No. 3 guy once next season rolls around, and he might even be looking for a new employer bef... (More)10 hours
78.Report: Bengals likely to pursue FA Greg... (Rotoworld) ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey predicts Cincinnati will sign free agent DE Greg Hardy. Analysis: This isn't the first time we've seen Hardy linked to the Bengals. The fit makes sense. The Bengals are in dire need of some pass-rush juice up front opposite LE Carlos Dunlap, and Hardy's price will likely be low after his off-field issues this past season. Cincinnati has never shied away from players with character concerns. From 2012-2013, Hardy registered 26 sacks and played elite run defense.10 hours
79.EJ Manuel (RotoWire) Matt Cassel (foot) has been traded to the Bills from the Vikings. The teams have also exchanged undisclosed draft choices as part of the deal, which will become official next week. Cassel, Manuel, and Jeff Tuel are currently the team's three quarterbacks ahead of free agency. Analysis: The Bills could still bring in one more guy to create an all-out competition, as this is a new coaching regime not married to Manuel. That said, Cassel isn't exactly in the same caliber of Jay Cutler or someone with more of a resume, so Manuel might still be considered the top guy once camp rolls around. And there's some promise as Manuel picks up m... (More)10 hours
80.Eagles | DeMeco Ryans out in Philly? (USA Today) Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles'), who tore his Achilles' halfway through the 2014 season, probably won't be back with the team after they acquired LB Kiko Alonso from the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, March 3.11 hours
81.Dolphins expected to let FA DT Odrick wa... (Rotoworld) ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker believes Miami will let free agent DT Jared Odrick walk. Analysis: This doesn't come as a huge surprise. The two sides haven't engaged in contract talks, and the Dolphins seem poised to make a serious run at free agent Ndamukong Suh. Odrick will still have a healthy market after Suh and Terrance Knighton sign their deals. Odrick could command north of $6 million annually as a scheme-versatile lineman who can play 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 end.11 hours
82.Redskins | Kirk Cousins likely to stay (USA Today) Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is likely to stay with the team in 2015.11 hours
83.Bills | Matt Cassel traded to Buffalo (USA Today) The Buffalo Bills acquired QB Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 4, for an undisclosed draft pick.11 hours
84.Matt Cassel (RotoWire) Cassel (foot) has been traded to the Bills from the Vikings. The teams have also exchanged undisclosed draft choices as part of the deal,(reportedly, the Vikings are getting the first of Buffalo's 2015 fifth-rounders as well as a 2016 seventh-round pick, while the Bills get Minnesota's 2015 sixth-rounder), which will become official next week. Analysis: Well, if there's one team that's making headlines ahead of free agency it's been the Bills, who made a big splash Tuesday with a trade for LeSean McCoy. The Bills lost out on Josh McCown, so apparently they'll go with Cassel (and maybe one other still undetermined guy) to create so... (More)11 hours
85.FA CB Cary Williams drawing 'heavy inter... (Rotoworld) Free agent CB Cary Williams is drawing "heavy interest," according to his agent. Analysis: Take this with a grain of salt, of course, but Williams' agent says a dozen teams have contacted him since Williams was released by the Eagles on Tuesday. Williams was mostly a disaster during his time with Philadelphia, but he finished last season strong. A weak cornerback market should also benefit him. Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt reports Tennessee has "kicked the tires" on Williams.11 hours
86.Rumor: Eagles interested in FA Mark Ingr... (Rotoworld) Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV in Louisiana has "heard rumblings" the Eagles have interest in free agent Mark Ingram. Analysis: Whereas Shady McCoy was an at-times improvisational east-west back, Ingram is a north-south runner whose addition in Philadelphia would constitute a changing of the guard. There were rumblings late in the year that coach Chip Kelly was displeased with McCoy's tendency to freelance in his running game, which also led to Bryce Brown's ouster last offseason. A more assignment-sound runner than McCoy, Ingram's fantasy stock would skyrocket in Philly.11 hours
87.Andre Johnson (RotoWire) Johnson's agent Kennard McGuire relayed Wednesday that he has asked the Texans to release the veteran wideout, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The report notes that the Texans had given Johnson -- whose role with the team was slated to diminish -- permission to seek a trade, but such a scenario doesn't seem likely, given the wideout's hefty contract. In any case, at this stage, it appears as though the 33-year-old Johnson -- who caught 85 passes for 936 yards and three TDs in 15 games last season -- will be catching passes for a new team in 2015.11 hours
88.Ravens sensible suitor for Andre Johnson (Rotoworld) ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley considers Baltimore a potential landing spot for Andre Johnson. Analysis: Hensley notes GM Ozzie Newsome's history of success with "old" wide receivers -- Derrick Mason, Anquan Boldin, and Steve Smith Sr. -- as well as the need if free agent Torrey Smith walks. The Ravens are an annual playoff team, which will appeal to Johnson as his career winds down. Baltimore is currently strapped for cap space, but could make cuts and restructure deals to create room. Hensley sees Johnson as an "ideal fit" in new OC Marc Trestman's offen... (More)11 hours
89.Giants | Damontre Moore in a sling (USA Today) New York Giants DE Damontre Moore (undisclosed) had his right arm in a sling Wednesday, March 4.11 hours
90.Jets | Work out Jordan Pugh (USA Today) Free-agent SS Jordan Pugh (Saints) worked out for the New York Jets Wednesday, March 4.11 hours
91.Bills to acquire QB Matt Cassel from Vikings (FFToday) The Bills made a move to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday. The Bills announced that they agreed to send a package of undisclosed drafts picks to Minnesota in exchange for Cassel and an undisclosed pick.12 hours
92.NFL | Cary Williams getting heavy interest (USA Today) Free-agent CB Cary Williams (Eagles) is getting heavy interest after getting cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams has heard from 12 teams, according to his agent.12 hours
93.$10M of Cutler's 2016 salary guaranteed ... (Rotoworld) ESPN Bears reporter Michael C. Wright reports $10 million of Jay Cutler's 2016 base salary becomes guaranteed if he's on the Bears' roster next Tuesday. Analysis: As Wright puts it, the Bears would be committing to Cutler, not only for 2015, but also for 2016 if they decide to keep him. To this point, neither coach John Fox nor GM Ryan Pace has come out and publicly backed Cutler as the team's quarterback. All the two have said is that they planned to sit down with Cutler in the coming weeks. The Bears really don't have any better options than Cutler.12 hours
94.Packers would pay Cobb $8-9M per year (Rotoworld) The Packers reportedly informed free agent Randall Cobb's camp that they are willing to sign him to a five-year deal worth $8-9 million annually. Analysis: Agent Jimmy Sexton "basically has told the team he's confident more lucrative offers await." Venerable Packers beat writer Bob McGinn confirms the Jaguars are "expected to be all over Cobb," while the Raiders are "also ready to enter the Cobb sweepstakes." Concludes McGinn, "barring the unexpected ... it appears as if Cobb will be playing elsewhere next season."12 hours
95.Cardinals in the market for a 'big' RB (Rotoworld) XTRA 910 Arizona's Mike Jurecki reports the Cardinals are in the market for a "big" running back.12 hours
96.Texans | Andre Johnson asks Texans to be cut (USA Today) Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has asked the team to release him this offseason.12 hours
97.Free agent S Branch to visit Colts (Rotoworld) Around the NFL's Conor Orr reports free agent S Tyvon Branch will visit the Colts on Wednesday. Analysis: It's believed to be the first of "multiple" visits for Branch, who was released by the Raiders last week. The Colts are in the market for multiple safeties with Mike Adams and LaRon Landry both free agents. Branch is still just 28, but hasn't been able to stay on the field the past two years because of multiple injuries.12 hours
98.Report: McCoy 'frustrated' he's going to... (Rotoworld) A source informed ESPN's Josina Anderson that LeSean McCoy is "frustrated" over being traded to the Bills and is "not going to make it easy, that's for sure." Analysis: "Of course he's not happy," added the source. "It'll be interesting to see how this process plays itself out because he's an interesting individual. ... He was like 'why me?'" Some are leaving the door open to McCoy possibly refusing to go to Buffalo, leading to the Bills possibly pulling out of the trade prior to it officially going through when the new league year opens March... (More)12 hours
99.Eagles/Maclin 'not as close' to striking... (Rotoworld) The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin have been "not as close recently" in contract talks. Analysis: Per beat writer Jeff McLane, a deal "was close for some time," but the sides aren't as near to compromising now and Maclin is "getting nibbles." McLane says the Eagles must "up the ante" with Maclin after clearing a ton of cap room via the LeSean McCoy trade. If the Eagles lose Maclin, Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, and Josh Huff would be left as their top three receivers.12 hours
100.Bills | LeSean McCoy unhappy with trade (USA Today) Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is unhappy with the trade to the Bills, according to a source close to him. "He's a Pennsylvania kid. He's never played football outside of Pennsylvania," the source said. "So of course he's not happy. Sounds like it's pretty final to me unless LeSean is refusing to go to Buffalo." When the source was asked if McCoy was going to make the trade difficult, they said: "he's not going to make it easy, that's for sure."13 hours

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