|1.||Report: Jennings not signing with Panthe...
||(Rotoworld) The Charlotte Observer reports free agent Greg Jennings isn't signing with the Panthers. Analysis: Jennings posted on social media Tuesday afternoon that he's found a new home, but it's unclear where. Jennings has been most closely linked to the Panthers, but also drawn interest from the Jaguars and Dolphins. We should learn his new team some time in the next 24 hours.||26 minutes||
|2.||Antonio Smith to Texans gaining steam
||(Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Antonio Smith's potential reunion with the Texans "could move quickly." Analysis: There appears to be mutual interest in a homecoming for Smith, who spent 2009-13 in Houston. He'd serve as a situational pass rusher for Romeo Crennel's defense, likely playing drastically fewer snaps than the 791 he gave Oakland last season.||58 minutes|
|3.||Dwayne Bowe confident of bounce-back 201...
||(Rotoworld) New Browns WR Dwayne Bowe is confident he'll bounce back in 2015. Analysis: "Just sit back and watch," were Bowe's words. Bowe said he recently broke down film with Browns GM Ray Farmer, and believes Farmer's team knows how to utilize him. "(Farmer) was pulling up old plays, saying, 'We are going to use you just like that,'" Bowe said. "Moving around, going on motion, trying to hit the deep ball, trying to break plays." We don't share Bowe's optimism for a turn-back-the-clock 2015. Bowe escaped a lousy quarterback situation for an even-worse setup in Clev... (More)||1 hour|
|4.||Broncos | Interested in Antonio Smith
||(USA Today) Free-agent DE Antonio Smith (Raiders) has drawn interest from the Denver Broncos. Smith has a connection with defensive line coach Bill Kollar, who was on the Houston Texans coaching staff during Smith's tenure there.||1 hour|
|5.||Broncos | Bradley Roby in line for bigger role
||(USA Today) Denver Broncos CB Bradley Roby could be in line for even more playing time in 2015 after the team relied heavily on him in his rookie season in 2014. The new coaching staff is already considering way to get Roby in the team's base defense in the new 3-4 defensive scheme. Roby could see some work at safety, too, with FS Rahim Moore departing in free agency. Roby is willing to play any position, and he finished last year as the team's third leading tackler.||1 hour|
|6.||Broncos | Demaryius Thomas' ankle fine
||(USA Today) Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle, Achilles') took "about a month" to recover from an ankle/Achilles' injury that he suffered last December. Thomas said his ankle will be fine this offseason. "Ankle will be fine, I could go out and run routes right now if I had to," Thomas said. "But I don't want to have any pain, I'm pretty sure I'll be good in another month or so, with the Achilles', I'll be fine, I'll be great."||1 hour|
|7.||Texans | Antonio Smith could return soon
||(USA Today) Free-agent DE Antonio Smith (Raiders) has been in talks with the Houston Texans regarding a possible return.||1 hour|
|8.||Schaub's base worth only $2 million
||(Rotoworld) The base value of Matt Schaub's one-year contract with the Ravens is $2 million. Analysis: It's low-end backup money. Another $1 million is available through incentives. Three months shy of his 34th birthday, Schaub's NFL career is running on fumes.||2 hours|
||(RotoWire) Rodgers signed a one-year deal with the Bears on Tuesday. Analysis: Rodgers could take on some of Matt Forte's third-down work as the Bears look to preserve their franchise running back for at least another season or two. This still isn't a good landing spot for Rodgers to establish value, as Forte led all NFL running backs in snaps in both 2013 and 2014. The Bears also have 2014 fourth-round draft pick Ka'Deem Carey, who could very well head into training camp ahead of Rodgers on the depth chart. Rodgers has never shown much promise in the running game, so it shouldn't be too surprising if he has to settle for the third spot on t... (More)||2 hours|
|10.||Chargers churn bottom of the roster
||(Rotoworld) Chargers waived OG Jeff Baca and DT Chas Alecxih. Analysis: OG Michael Huey, a participant in the Veteran Combine, was signed in a corresponding roster move. A 2013 sixth-round pick of the Vikings, Baca made four appearances as a rookie, but zero in 2014.||2 hours|
|11.||Bills | LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson to split third downs?
||(USA Today) Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson could split third-down snaps. Head coach Rex Ryan said Jackson wouldn't be in on all of the third-down plays and that RB Anthony Dixon would also get some playing time.||2 hours|
|12.||Bears take flier on COP back Jacquizz Ro...
||(Rotoworld) Bears signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers, formerly of the Falcons, to a one-year contract. Analysis: A four-year veteran, Rodgers owns a lousy 3.65 YPC for his career, but has caught 155 passes in 63 games. He also holds his own as a blocker despite standing in at just 5-foot-6, 196 pounds. Rodgers will start out as the No. 3 back behind Matt Forte and Ka'Deem Carey, but could carve out a role in the Bears' passing game. He's unlikely to hold any value in PPR leagues.||2 hours|
|13.||Rams | Akeem Ayers could start
||(USA Today) St. Louis Rams LB Akeem Ayers will be competing with LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar for the third starting linebacker position this offseason behind LBs James Laurinaitis and Alec Ogletree, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said Ayers provides versatility to the linebacker corps. "He's versatile... he can play behind the line of scrimmage and note entirely on the line of scrimmage. He can play outside linebacker and he can rush, he can drop."||2 hours|
|14.||Bears | Jacquizz Rodgers signs with Bears
||(USA Today) Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Falcons) signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 31. Financial terms were not disclosed.||3 hours|
|15.||Jaguars | Bradie Ewing waived
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars FB Bradie Ewing was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, March 31.||3 hours|
||(RotoWire) Trusnik signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Tuesday. Analysis: A former undrafted free agent, the 30-year-old linebacker has carved out a lengthy career in the NFL, due in large part to his work on special teams. The Panthers do have a possible opening to fill at one of their linebacker spots, and Trusnik could be part of a competition that would likely be led by A.J. Klein. Of course, with Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis locked into three-down roles, the Panthers can't support a third IDP option at linebacker.||3 hours|
|17.||49ers | Desmond Bishop re-signs
||(USA Today) Free-agent LB Desmond Bishop (49ers) re-signed with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, March 31. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bishop could have a chance for some playing time on special teams.||3 hours|
|18.||Browns | Dwayne Bowe promises more production
||(USA Today) Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe, who had zero touchdowns in 2014 with the Kansas City Chiefs, vows to be more productive with his new team in 2015. He said he has plans of "going back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010" when he scored 15 touchdowns in a breakout season. He has scored only 13 touchdowns in four years since. Bowe said the Browns plan to use him more downfield. Bowe hasn't topped 801 receiving yards since 2012 and has dropped 31 passes in the last four years.||4 hours|
||(RotoWire) Brown signed a one-year contract with the Colts on Tuesday and is expected to compete for the No. 4 wide receiver role, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Analysis: A third-round draft pick back in 2011, Brown has never caught more than 41 passes in a season. Injuries have been part of the problem, but he also failed to take advantage of the opportunities that came his way. With T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson and Donte Moncrief assumed to be Indy's top three wideouts, Brown will compete with a group that includes Duron Carter and Griff Whalen for the fourth spot on the depth chart.||4 hours|
|20.||Eli expects to take G-Men to 'another le...
||(Rotoworld) Eli Manning expects to take the Giants' offense to "another level" in his second year in OC Ben McAdoo's system. Analysis: "This year will be a much easier transition, knowing that we have been through so much of it already," Manning said. "It's definitely a different starting point. I feel good about it." Manning is coming off a renaissance 2014 where he finished as the QB8. Especially with Odell Beckham a year older and wiser, Manning enters 2015 as a QB1.||4 hours|
|21.||Colts take flier on WR Vincent Brown
||(Rotoworld) Colts signed WR Vincent Brown, formerly of the Raiders, to a one-year contract. Analysis: The 2011 third-rounder appeared in seven games last season, catching 12 passes. The formerly-hyped prospect has never been the same since missing all of 2012 with a broken ankle. He'll be a long-shot for the Colts' final receiver spot.||4 hours|
|22.||Raiders | Dan Williams, Justin Ellis to start
||(USA Today) Oakland Raiders DTs Dan Williams and Justin Ellis are expected to start at defensive tackle in 2015.||4 hours|
|23.||Bears add Jacquizz Rodgers to backfield
||(FFToday) Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig.
The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.||4 hours|
|24.||Cardinals sign QB Chandler Harnish
||(Rotoworld) Cardinals signed QB Chandler Harnish to a one-year contract. Analysis: A fourth-year journeyman, Harnish played for Bruce Arians in Indianapolis. He could fight for No. 3 duties in the desert, but is likely just a camp arm.||4 hours|
|25.||Panthers nab Trusnik with one-year deal
||(Rotoworld) Panthers signed LB Jason Trusnik, formerly of the Dolphins, to a one-year contract. Analysis: An eight-year veteran, Trusnik played both inside and out for the Dolphins last season, logging 397 snaps. He appeared in all 16 games, making six starts. He'll be a run-stopping specialist and special teamer in Carolina.||4 hours|
||(RotoWire) Smith was released by the Raiders on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Analysis: Smith had a quiet 2014 season in Oakland, recording his lowest sack total (3.0) since 2006, with only 20 tackles to boot. Now 33 years old, he may have to settle for work as a rotational lineman, even though his ancillary pass-rushing statistics indicate that he probably should have had more than three sacks.||4 hours|
|27.||Cardinals | Chandler Harnish contract update
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Chandler Harnish signed a one-year deal Tuesday, March 31. Financial terms were undisclosed.||4 hours|
|28.||Raiders release DT Antonio Smith
||(Rotoworld) Raiders released DT Antonio Smith.||4 hours|
|29.||Panthers | Sign Jason Trusnik
||(USA Today) Free-agent LB Jason Trusnik (Dolphins) signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, March 31. Financial terms were not disclosed.||4 hours|
|30.||Raiders | Antonio Smith to be released
||(USA Today) Oakland Raiders DE Antonio Smith will be released, according to a source informed on the move. The Raiders will save $3.2 million with the move.||4 hours|
|31.||Colts | Vincent Brown signs
||(USA Today) Free-agent WR Vincent Brown (Raiders) signed an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, March 31.||4 hours|
|32.||Bucs 'very impressed' with Winston's Pro...
||(Rotoworld) FOX Sports reports the Bucs were "very impressed" with Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday Pro Day. Analysis: GM Jason Licht was already on record as calling Winston's performance "outstanding." Winston's performance drew mixed reviews from the Twitter and television chattering class, but clearly impressed the team that matters most. Pro Days rarely affect a quarterback's actual draft stock. Winston is in the driver's seat to go No. 1 overall.||4 hours|
|33.||Caldwell confident Stafford will 'develo...
||(Rotoworld) Lions coach Jim Caldwell is confident Matthew Stafford will continue to "grow and develop." Analysis: Caldwell praised Stafford's work ethic, intelligence and toughness. "He has all those things in abundance," Caldwell said. "I just think youll continue to see him grow and develop." Caldwell's assessment comes despite the fact that he's already on record as wanting to pass less in 2015. Now 27, Stafford has proven to be a quarterback the Lions can win with, but his progress has been frustratingly incremental.||5 hours|
||(RotoWire) Bishop has reached an agreement to sign a one-year contract with the 49ers, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports. Analysis: With Patrick Willis and Chris Borland both retiring, the 49ers are exploring all avenues to address the inside linebacker position. The team still has All-Pro Navorro Bowman (knee) under contract, but Bowman missed all of 2014 in the aftermath of a torn ACL. Bishop, a regular starter for the Packers in 2010 and 2011, has just seven tackles over the last three years. If Bowman is healthy, it's hard to envision a scenario in which Bishop has any kind of IDP relevance. Meanwhile, Michael Wilhoite is still ... (More)||5 hours|
|35.||Cardinals | Chandler Harnish signs
||(USA Today) Free-agent QB Chandler Harnish (Vikings) signed an undisclosed deal with the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, March 31.||5 hours|
||(RotoWire) Schaub signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on Tuesday, SI.com's Peter King reports. Analysis: Schaub will compete with 2014 sixth-round selection Keith Wenning for the right to back up Joe Flacco, who has yet to miss a game through seven NFL seasons. Schaub may be the bigger name here, but given how poorly the veteran played in 2013 and into the 2014 preseason, Wenning should have a decent chance to win the job.||5 hours|
|37.||Ravens | Matt Schaub financials
||(USA Today) Baltimore Ravens QB Matt Schaub's one-year deal is worth $3 million, according to a source.||5 hours|
|38.||Michael Crabtree's market has 'crashed'
||(Rotoworld) "Sources around the league" tell Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that free agent Michael Crabtree's market has "crashed." Analysis: Cole's sources are just stating the obvious. Per Cole, Crabtree apparently believed he was going to make $9-$10 million per year before the start of last season. It would be a miracle for Crabtree to get even half that. The most likely outcome is Crabtree accepting $2-$3 million on a one-year, "prove-it" deal. To date, his lone visit has been to the Dolphins.||5 hours|
|39.||Niners keep Desmond Bishop with one-year...
||(Rotoworld) 49ers re-signed LB Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract. Analysis: Signed in late December, Bishop appeared in two games for the 49ers after being waived by the Cardinals. Four months shy of his 31st birthday, the former Packers starter will fight for a spot on special teams.||5 hours|
|40.||Ravens | Matt Schaub contract correction
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Matt Schaub signed a one-year deal. It was previous reported that Schaub had signed a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.||6 hours|
|41.||Ravens sign Matt Schaub to back up Joe F...
||(Rotoworld) Ravens agreed to terms with QB Matt Schaub, formerly of the Raiders, on a one-year, $3 million contract. Analysis: It's middle-of-the-road backup money. The rapidly-declining veteran was supposedly also drawing interest from the Cowboys, Titans and Falcons. Going on 34, Schaub was picked twice in 10 attempts for the Raiders last season, also taking three sacks. Arguably the league's worst starter in 2013, Schaub will be a shaky backup for Joe Flacco, but more experienced than Tyrod Taylor. Flacco hasn't missed a game in seven NFL seasons, a trend that Ravens are obviously counting on ... (More)||6 hours|
|42.||Bills | Extension coming for Marcell Dareus
||(USA Today) Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus is due to receive a contract extension "in the near future," according to general manager Doug Whaley. "He will be priority No. 1 once the dust settles post draft, maybe even before then, just to get the ball rolling," Whaley said. Dareus has a year left on his rookie contract from 2011, and the Bills already picked up his fifth-year option for $8.06 million. Dareus finished 2014 with a career-high 10 sacks and has gone to the Pro Bowl each of the last two years. An extension for Dareus will likely include plenty of guaranteed money.||6 hours|
|43.||Ravens | Matt Schaub contract update
||(USA Today) Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Matt Schaub signed a two-year deal worth around $2 million annually, according to sources.||6 hours|
|44.||Giants | Eli Manning more comfortable with offense
||(USA Today) New York Giants QB Eli Manning feels more comfortable in the offense this season. Last year was the team's first exposure to offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's new system. "This year will be a much easier transition, knowing that we have been through so much of it already... I feel good about it. I feel that I have a good understanding of it, but there is still room to grow and that is why I try to keep it as fresh in my mind as possible," Manning said.||6 hours|
|45.||Bengals, Ravens both interested in TE Ho...
||(Rotoworld) XTRA 910 Arizona's Mike Jurecki reports free agent Rob Housler is drawing interest from the Bengals as well as the Ravens, and would like to make a decision "by the end of the week." Analysis: The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday morning that there was "mutual interest" between Baltimore and the ex-Cardinal. Housler offers legit receiving upside, but was inconsistent in a Cardinals offense that doesn't feature tight ends catching passes.||6 hours|
|46.||Jaguars | Toby Gerhart to see time as FB
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to line up occasionally as a fullback in 2015 after the team released FB Bradie Ewing.||6 hours|
|47.||Chiefs | Alex Smith could be restructured
||(USA Today) Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's $10.9 million salary could be converted into a bonus to help the team create some salary cap space in 2015. That would create upwards of $8.2 million in salary cap room.||6 hours|
|48.||Chiefs | Derrick Johnson likely to stay
||(USA Today) Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike Devito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.||6 hours|
|49.||Colts | Andre Johnson praised by HC
||(USA Today) Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson still has what it takes to be a successful wide receiver in the NFL, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. "He's a big body guy that can still separate," Pagano said. "He's got a big catch radius... It's very difficult to match up [against him]."||6 hours|
|50.||Ravens | Matt Schaub signs with Baltimore
||(USA Today) Updating an earlier report, free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) signed with the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, March 31. Terms were not disclosed.||6 hours|
|51.||Ravens | Matt Schaub headed to Baltimore
||(USA Today) Free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens, according to sources.||6 hours|
|52.||'Mutual interest' between Ravens, TE Hou...
||(Rotoworld) The Baltimore Sun reports there's "mutual interest" between the Ravens and free agent Rob Housler. Analysis: The sides can't get on the same monetary page, but "are expected to keep talking in search of a financial compromise." Housler has plus-starter athleticism and the Ravens' only bankable tight end for 2015 is currently Crockett Gillmore. Still only 27 years old, Housler's fantasy outlook would get a big boost in Baltimore, where Marc Trestman will call plays and the wideout talent is suspect.||7 hours|
||(RotoWire) Gerhart will get a look at fullback in 2015, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Analysis: Gerhart is big and strong, but that doesn't mean he'll be an effective lead blocker. He also still figures to be in the mix for touches at running back, along with Denard Robinson, Storm Johnson and Bernard Pierce. The Jags clearly want to upgrade the position, and it won't be surprising if they use a high draft pick on a running back next month. Coming off a lousy first season in Jacksonville, Gerhart hasn't provided much cause for optimism heading into 2015.||7 hours|
|54.||Seahawks | Bobby Wagner a priority
||(USA Today) Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner is a priority to sign to an extension sometime this offseason.||7 hours|
|55.||Seahawks | Russell Wilson won't get full guarantee
||(USA Today) Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is expected to receive a contract extension this offseason that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Sources say the deal would include high guarantees, but it wouldn't be a fully guaranteed contract as has been speculated. Talks between the two sides have yet to begin.||7 hours|
|56.||Lions | Theo Riddick's role to expand
||(USA Today) Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will have his role expanded in 2015. The team may opt to draft a running back in the NFL Draft, so how much his role will expand has yet to be determined.||7 hours|
|57.||Ravens sign Schaub for backup QB duties
||(FFToday) The Baltimore Ravens signed Matt Schaub to be their backup quarterback Tuesday. The Ravens did not disclose terms of the contract, but a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Schaub agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million.||7 hours|
||(RotoWire) Rodgers is visiting the Bears, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Analysis: The Bears currently have Ka'Deem Carey and Senorise Perry behind Matt Forte, who led all NFL running backs in snaps in both 2013 and 2014. While the Bears may want to slightly reduce Forte's workload, Chicago wouldn't be a great landing spot for Rodgers' 2015 fantasy prospects. The former Falcon has seen most of his work on passing downs over the last few years, and Forte is one of the top receiving backs in the league.||8 hours|
||(RotoWire) Welker is unlikely to be back with the Broncos in 2015, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are entrenched as the top two wide receivers, and the Broncos presumably want 2014 second-round selection Cody Latimer to be a part of the offense in his second season. Even if he does end up back with the Broncos, Welker will likely just be fourth or fifth on the depth chart after undeniably declining over the past two seasons.||8 hours|
|60.||Toby Gerhart to play some fullback in 20...
||(Rotoworld) Toby Gerhart will reportedly line up at fullback some in 2015. Analysis: A year ago, the Jaguars signed Gerhart to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the intent of making him their feature back. He completely face-planted, fighting a foot injury but also getting badly outplayed by Denard Robinson. Now the Jags are just looking for ways to get some kind of return on their investment. At best, Gerhart will fill a big back role in a committee and do some blocking.||8 hours|
||(RotoWire) Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt hinted that Johnson (Achilles) will be back with the team in 2015, the Kansas City Star reports. Analysis: As a 32-year-old linebacker coming off a major injury for a cap-strapped team, Johnson was arguably a candidate to be released. The Chiefs apparently have no such plans, which isn't shocking once you consider how effective Johnson has been when healthy. Assuming he's ready for Week 1, Johnson will be a strong candidate to record triple-digit tackles for a fifth time in six seasons. He suffered the torn Achilles in Week 1 of 2014, so he'll be a full year removed from the injury.||8 hours|
||(RotoWire) Ewing (wrist) was waived by the Jaguars on Tuesday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports. Analysis: The Jags are now left without an experienced fullback on the roster, but that's obviously far from the team's biggest concern. Jacksonville could eventually opt to bring Ewing back, or else just find another player at the league's most replaceable position.||8 hours|
|63.||Bradie Ewing waived by Jaguars
||(Rotoworld) Jaguars waived FB Bradie Ewing. Analysis: Ewing appeared in no games for the Jags last year. They now have no fullback on the roster.||8 hours|
|64.||Buccaneers | Attending Jameis Winston's pro day
||(USA Today) Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday, March 31, pro day is being attended by five staff members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including general manager Jason Licht, head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.||8 hours|
|65.||Jacquizz Rodgers visiting with the Bears
||(Rotoworld) Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers is visiting the Bears. Analysis: Rodgers can't provide much as a runner (career 3.65 YPC on 305 carries), but can protect and catch the ball out of the backfield. The Bears are looking for some depth behind Matt Forte and Ka'Deem Carey.||8 hours|
|66.||Zimmer excited for Teddy to play indoors
||(Rotoworld) Coach Mike Zimmer said he's excited to get Teddy Bridgewater into the Vikings' new indoor stadium in 2016. Analysis: Although Bridgewater performed well in his five cold-weather situations as a rookie, he has relatively small 9 1/4-inch hands. Playing more games under perfect conditions is a boost to all quarterbacks, not just Bridgewater. Note that QBs playing indoors since 2007 have a 64.1 completion percentage, 7.37 YPA and 60.0 QBR. QBs outdoors since 2007 have a 61.6 completion percentage, 7.18 YPA and 56.6 QBR. There's also a strong negative correlation between passing stats an... (More)||8 hours|
|67.||Titans | Heavily represented at Jameis Winston's pro day
||(USA Today) Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday, March 31, pro day is being attended by five staff members of the Tennessee Titans, including general manager Ruston Webster, head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Jason Michael, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.||8 hours|
|68.||Bears | Jacquizz Rodgers visits Windy City
||(USA Today) Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Falcons) is visiting the Chicago Bears, according to a source.||9 hours|
||(RotoWire) Ridley (knee) is visiting the Dolphins on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Analysis: Ridley still hasn't been given medical clearance following ACL surgery, so a contract offer is unlikely, but the Dolphins nonetheless are doing their due diligence on a talented - when healthy - running back. Ridley could help someone this season, although Miami may not be an optimal fit with Lamar Miller already entrenched as the starting back.||9 hours|
|70.||Derrick Johnson appears safe for now
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said ILB Derrick Johnson's roster spot is safe. Analysis: Johnson is coming off a torn Achilles' tendon, is 32 years old and the cap-strapped Chiefs could free up $5.2 million by cutting him. But they're counting on his return (as well as Mike DeVito's) to correct a run defense that ranked 28th in the league last year. "In terms of the modern era of the Chiefs, its hard to think about the club without thinking about Derrick at inside linebacker. ... Were looking forward to having him back this year, hopefully good as new," Hunt said.||9 hours|
|71.||Andre Johnson to be a possession receive...
||(Rotoworld) Andre Johnson is expected to be an underneath receiver for the Colts.||10 hours|
|72.||Miles Austin not signed as Maclin replac...
||(Rotoworld) The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms Miles Austin was not signed as a Jeremy Maclin replacement. Analysis: Austin's one-year, $2.3 million contract is backup-type money. In fact, we wouldn't even consider him a stone lock to make the final roster. Austin projects as the No. 4 receiver right now and the Eagles are expected to use a priority draft pick on a wideout. It's hard to carry a No. 5 receiver that doesn't play on special teams.||10 hours|
|73.||Tate wants to learn playbook a little be...
||(Rotoworld) Golden Tate said he's focusing on learning the playbook a little better this offseason. Analysis: Tate seemed to know the plays just fine in his first year as a Lion, ranking sixth in the league in catches (99), seventh in yards (1,331) and third in total YAC (691). It will be nearly impossible for him to improve on those numbers with Calvin Johnson shaking off his nagging injuries and Eric Ebron expected to come on as an NFL sophomore. Even if Tate does get more comfortable in Joe Lombardi's scheme, expect a volume regression.||11 hours|
|74.||Bears | Ray McDonald financials
||(USA Today) Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald's one-year deal is worth a maximum of $1.5 million. He has a $870,000 base salary, a $50,000 roster bonus and a $30,000 workout bonus.||11 hours|
|75.||Mychal Kendricks not getting an extensio...
||(Rotoworld) The Eagles have not approached ILB Mychal Kendricks about an extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Analysis: Kendricks is just 24 years old, has difference-making sideline-to-sideline ability and can really cover from the inside linebacker spot. But the Eagles didn't like the way he rehabbed off a calf injury in 2014, and have since traded for Kiko Alonso and extended DeMeco Ryans. Now there's speculation Kendricks could be part of a draft day trade, something we can't rule out with hyper-aggressive Chip Kelly at the controls.||11 hours|
||(RotoWire) Thomas said Monday that he will not attend the Broncos' offseason workouts, nor quarterback Peyton Manning's training sessions with the other wideouts at Duke University, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Broncos used the franchise tag on Thomas, which will guarantee him $12.823 million this season, though he has yet to sign the contract. He continues to want a long-term contract, and while he said his agent is working on it with the team, there doesn't seem to be much movement. Thomas has been one of the best fantasy wideouts over the last few years and is looking to become one of the highest-paid receivers in the league. Because o... (More)||11 hours|
||(RotoWire) Hillman will begin OTAs in a battle with Montee Ball for backup carries behind C.J. Anderson, head coach Gary Kubiak said last week. Analysis: Hillman was the third running back on the depth chart to begin last season, but eventually became the starter when Montee Ball went down with a groin injury. Unfortunately, Hillman then suffered a foot injury, which propelled Anderson into the lead spot. Anderson greatly outperformed the other two backs, which is why he'll get the first shot at the starting job, though there figures to be plenty of competition.||11 hours|
||(RotoWire) Ball (groin) will head into training camp behind C.J. Anderson on the depth chart, head coach Gary Kubiak said last week. Analysis: Ball was the starter at the beginning of last season, but a groin injury ultimately forced Ronnie Hillman into the starting role. Hillman played better than Bell until he suffered a foot injury, pushing Anderson to the top of the depth chart. Anderson outplayed the other two by far and earned the right to start the competition in the lead, though Ball and Hillman are certainly expected to make a run at the starting job.||11 hours|
|79.||Stevan Ridley (ACL) visiting Dolphins Tu...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent RB Stevan Ridley (knee) is visiting the Dolphins Tuesday.||11 hours|
|80.||Seahawks want to do extension with Wagne...
||(Rotoworld) The Seahawks want to do a contract extension with MLB Bobby Wagner. Analysis: Wagner is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He'll have to wait until Russell Wilson's extension gets done before the team turns their attention elsewhere, but Wagner has certainly earned a new deal. He's started 40 games over the last three seasons, dominating against the run and finishing in the top-two of PFF's ILB grades twice.||11 hours|
|81.||Seahawks want deal done before camp
||(Rotoworld) The Seahawks want Russell Wilson's contract extension done before training camp. Analysis: Considering there were reports earlier this month that the two sides were "very close," getting it done before August shouldn't be an issue. Wilson's contract is expected to be both lucrative and creative, likely with record-breaking guarantees but a lower than expected average annual number. Wilson is currently still on the four-year, $2.198 million rookie deal he signed as a third-round pick in 2012.||11 hours|
|82.||Caldwell has big hopes for Theo Riddick
||(Rotoworld) Coach Jim Caldwell expressed confidence in Theo Riddick last week. Analysis: With Reggie Bush gone, Riddick is entrenched in his natural passing back role. "We try and give (the ball) to the guys who are going to do something with it, and I think he's going to be one of those guys who's going to force us to give him the ball more," Caldwell said. "I think you're really going to see him come along." Riddick racked up 367 yards and four touchdowns on just 54 touches last season. It's an unsustainable rate but gave PPR owners a glimpse of the ceiling he has. Any role... (More)||11 hours|
|83.||Broncos not expected to bring Welker bac...
||(Rotoworld) The Broncos are not expected to re-sign free agent Wes Welker. Analysis: Welker has attracted zero interest on the open market, unsurprising for a concussion-riddled wideout who turns 34 in May. The Broncos will wisely roll with Cody Latimer as their No. 3 wideout behind starters Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Welker, who has flirted with retirement before, should strongly consider it now.||11 hours|
|84.||Dolphins | Stevan Ridley visiting Miami
||(USA Today) Free-agent RB Stevan Ridley (Patriots) is visiting the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, March 31.||12 hours|
|85.||Bills | May restructure Mario Williams deal
||(USA Today) Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams may have his deal restructured to create cap space to extend the deal of DT Marcell Dareus.||18 hours|
|86.||Saints | Low on salary cap space
||(USA Today) The New Orleans Saints are down to $850,000 in salary cap space now that they picked up LB Dannell Ellerbe's roster bonus.||18 hours|
|87.||Ravens | Matt Schaub to back up Joe Flacco?
||(USA Today) Free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) has received interest from the Baltimore Ravens, as well as the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. According to a source, Schaub is expected to sign this week.||21 hours|
|88.||Falcons | Atlanta to bring Matt Schaub back?
||(USA Today) The Atlanta Falcons are interested in free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders). The Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets are interested in his services, and a source said he is expected to choose a team this week.||21 hours|
|89.||Jets | Matt Schaub drawing interest from Jets
||(USA Today) Free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) is drawing interest from the New York Jets, as well as the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. According to a source, Schaub is expected to sign this week.||21 hours|
|90.||Jaguars | Tandon Doss could see bigger role
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars WR Tandon Doss could be the seasoned veteran general manager David Caldwell is seeking for the team this offseason. Caldwell mentioned Doss and WR Arrelious Benn as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.||21 hours|
|91.||Jaguars | Arrelious Benn to see more time?
||(USA Today) Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn could be an option for more time and a bigger role in the offense, as general manager David Caldwell mentioned Benn and WR Tandon Doss as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.||21 hours|
|92.||Jaguars | Reggie Wayne unlikely for Jacksonville
||(USA Today) Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) is not a player the Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in pursuing.||21 hours|
|93.||Jaguars | JAX not interested in Michael Crabtree
||(USA Today) The Jacksonville Jaguars have never had an interest in free-agent WR Michael Crabtree (49ers).||21 hours|
|94.||Jaguars not interested in Crabtree
||(Rotoworld) The Florida Times Union reports the Jaguars "have never been interested" in free agent Michael Crabtree. Analysis: "The same goes for Reggie Wayne," writes beat reporter Ryan O'Halloran. The Jags are in the market for a veteran wideout, but prefer Greg Jennings to Crabtree and Wayne. The outlook for Crabtree's free agent market remains soft and ultimately bleak. He's probably going to have a tough time finding a starting job.||22 hours|
|95.||Bucs hosting Dan Connolly
||(Rotoworld) The Bucs will host free agent OG Dan Connolly on Tuesday. Analysis: Connolly was part of the problem on New England's interior line last year, and wouldn't solve the Bucs' guard woes. He should only be viewed as depth.||22 hours|
|96.||Rolando McClain leaves Pats without deal
||(Rotoworld) Free agent ILB Rolando McClain left his Patriots visit without a contract. Analysis: The visit was described as "positive." New England was likely just doing its due diligence on McClain while offering near-veteran minimum money. The Cowboys remain interested in bringing back McClain after his standout 2014 season.||1 day|
|97.||Patriots | Rolando McClain leaves without contract
||(USA Today) Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) had a positive meeting with the New England Patriots Monday, March 30, but left without a contract.||1 day|
|98.||Rams re-sign C Tim Barnes
||(Rotoworld) Rams re-signed C Tim Barnes to a one-year contract. Analysis: The Rams didn't tender Barnes an offer as a restricted free agent, but are bringing him back for under a million bucks. St. Louis' offensive line is dangerously thin. The team would be in serious trouble if Barnes were asked to play snaps.||1 day|
|99.||Report: Armstead suffered 2nd heart atta...
||(Rotoworld) The Sacramento Bee reports retired DT Armond Armstead suffered a second heart attack before retiring in 2014. Analysis: Armstead spent his entire 2013 rookie season on reserve/NFI before calling it quits last summer. He suffered his first heart attack while in college at USC and blames it on the prescription painkiller Toradol. Armstead is now suing the university for giving him the painkiller. Trial is scheduled to start next week.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) The Eagles have signed Austin (kidney) to a one-year contract, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Per the report, Austin's deal with the Eagles is worth $2.3 million, with the potential for him to earn an additional $700,000 in incentives. Austin caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns with the Browns this past season, before missing the team's final four games with a kidney injury. Austin -- who turns 31 in June -- has missed 15 games over the past four seasons due to injuries, but assuming he can stay on the field, he'll provide added depth and experience to an Eagles wideout corps that bid adieu to starter Jeremy Maclin in f... (More)||1 day|