|1.||Browns | Probably will pick up Phil Taylor's option
||(KFFL) The Cleveland Browns have not said if they will exercise the fifth-year option in DT Phil Taylor's contract but probably will before the May 3 deadline.||4 hours||
|2.||49ers | Marcus Lattimore not expected to be restricted
||(KFFL) San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is not expected to be restricted in any way when offseason workouts begin.||7 hours|
|3.||Raiders | Darren McFadden expected to be top RB
||(KFFL) Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to be the starting running back this upcoming season if he is able to stay healthy.||7 hours|
|4.||Patriots | Tom Brady expected to be at workouts
||(KFFL) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to report for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 21.||7 hours|
|5.||Browns | Could pursue Kirk Cousins
||(KFFL) The Cleveland Browns could consider pursuing a trade for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins since they have 10 draft picks.||7 hours|
|6.||Dolphins | Will add some TEs
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins likely will add at least two more tight ends this offseason that will compete with TE Michael Egnew for a roster spot.||7 hours|
||(RotoWire) Lattimore (knee), who has not experienced any setbacks in the course of his offseason workouts, is slated to be present for the opening of the 49ers' offseason program on Monday, csnbayarea.com reports. Analysis: Lattimore, who finished the 2013 season on the team's non-football injury list, is in line to be a full participant in all of the 49ers' upcoming conditioning and football activities. With Anthony Dixon having signed with the Bills and LaMichael James a candidate to be moved by the team, Lattimore -- assuming his health -- figures to have a chance to make a splash with the 49ers in 2014, working in tandem with veteran Fr... (More)||8 hours|
|8.||Marcus Lattimore: I'm ready
||(Rotoworld) 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore said he's "ready" to compete for playing time. Analysis: Lattimore hasn't played since sustaining a gruesome right knee injury at the end of the 2012 season while at South Carolina. He's expected to be a full participant in the entire offseason program and legitimately battle for snaps come training camp. Lattimore's progress will be worth watching closely as he flashed serious first-round talent when 100 percent. He'll start off behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter on the depth chart.||14 hours|
||(RotoWire) The lawsuit associated with Melton's December arrest for assault has been dropped, the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: The assault charge itself is only a misdemeanor, but given that the bar owner is no longer pursuing a civil suit, there's a good chance the criminal charge will go away as well. This shouldn't be an issue for Melton as he begins his tenure with the Cowboys.||16 hours|
|10.||Rams expected to draft mid-round QB
||(Rotoworld) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams are "strongly considering" drafting a quarterback in May.||17 hours|
|11.||Browns could target Kirk Cousins in trad...
||(Rotoworld) The Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests the Browns could target Kirk Cousins in a draft-day trade.||21 hours|
|12.||Browns to 'strongly consider' Greg Robin...
||(Rotoworld) The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Browns to "strongly consider" taking Auburn OT Greg Robinson with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's draft. Analysis: The Browns have mostly been linked to quarterbacks, wide receivers, and cornerbacks in mock drafts, but they're reportedly unhappy with Mitchell Schwartz at right tackle. Using the fourth pick on an offensive tackle, especially a mauling run blocker like Robinson to plant opposite All-Pro LT Joe Thomas, is a real possibility. Robinson could go as high as No. 1 overall to the Texans.||22 hours|
|13.||Cardinals | Patrick Peterson's option will be picked up
||(KFFL) Updating a previous item, the Arizona Cardinals plan to exercise the option on CB Patrick Peterson no later than Monday, April 21.||1 day|
|14.||Dolphins | May be last season for Brian Hartline in Miami
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins may let WR Brian Hartline walk following the 2014 season if the team succeeds in drafting a receiver in the second round of the NFL Draft. Releasing Hartline would save the team $4 million.||1 day|
|15.||Giants | No decision on Prince Amukamara option
||(KFFL) The New York Giants have not made a decision on CB Prince Amukamara and whether they will pick up his fifth-year option.||1 day|
|16.||Raiders | Matt Schaub expected to start
||(KFFL) Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub is expected to be the starting quarterback to open the regular season. The team acquired Schaub to be the franchise quarterback for at least the next two seasons.||1 day|
|17.||Raiders | Darren McFadden expected to start
||(KFFL) If healthy, Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to be the team's starting tailback with RB Maurice Jones-Drew as his backup.||1 day|
|18.||Dolphins | Brian Hartline to be ready for mini camp?
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of mini camp, according to a source. He suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament in the 2013 regular season finale.||1 day|
|19.||Dolphins | Brandon Gibson ready for offseason program
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) is expected to be available for the start of the offseason program, according to a source.||1 day|
|20.||Dolphins | Rishard Matthews pushing for job
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins WR Armon Binns is currently the team's No. 4 receiver, but the Dolphins have had discussions about WR Rishard Matthews replacing Binns at the spot, according to a source.||1 day|
|21.||Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford expected for OTAs
||(KFFL) Dallas Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') is expected to be ready for the team's offseason program, and he is expected to be a key piece to the defense this season.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Lloyd's one-year, $1.005 million contract with the 49ers does not include any guaranteed money, CSNBayArea.com reports. Analysis: Lloyd figures to compete for the No. 3 wideout role behind presumed starters Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, but as the entirely non-guaranteed deal indicates, the 32-year-old is no lock to make the final roster. Quinton Patton appears to be Lloyd's top competition for that No. 3 role.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Gibson (knee), who has been doing light jogging as he recovers from a torn patella tendon, said that he will definitely be ready to play by Week 1, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports. Analysis: Having suffered the injury in October, Gibson will likely be ready by Week 1, but he still shouldn't be taken at his word. It sounds as if he still has a ways to go in the recovery process, and Week 1 is less than five months away. Health permitting, Gibson figures to serve as Miami's No. 3 receiver, a role he took kindly to before the injury last season.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Bears GM Phil Emery said he is comfortable with Palmer as the team's backup quarterback, but Emery also noted that the Bears are interested in drafting a signal-caller to develop, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Palmer didn't make the Chicago roster out of training camp last season, but he was signed to back-up Josh McCown after Jay Cutler suffered a groin injury in October. Cutler isn't known as one of the NFL's more durable starting QBs, so the Bears would be wise to explore better options than Palmer, who has attempted just 14 passes in his career, none since 2010. The Bears' backup -- whomever that may be -- should be draftabl... (More)||1 day|
|25.||Cowboys DL Crawford on track for OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford (Achilles) is expected to be ready for OTAs. Analysis: Crawford missed all of 2013 on injured reserve. He's eight months removed from his torn Achilles' tendon and on track to participate in offseason workouts. As long as he stays healthy, Crawford should see regular snaps as part of the Cowboys' defensive line rotation.||1 day|
|26.||Darren McFadden favorite to start Week 1
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Paul Gutierrez expects Darren McFadden to open the season as the Raiders' starting running back. Analysis: Because of his experience in OC Greg Olson's system, McFadden is the favorite to start Week 1 over Maurice Jones-Drew. McFadden was reduced to a backup role for the final two games of last season and won't have much job security playing on a one-year deal. Even if he manages to hold off Jones-Drew, McFadden has never played a full season and remains a huge injury risk. The Raiders may ultimately use McFadden as a change-of-pace back, with Jones-Drew getting the majority of... (More)||1 day|
|27.||Wilson making good progress from neck in...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN New York reports the Giants are "hearing good things" about David Wilson's recovery from neck surgery. Analysis: Wilson has made good progress this offseason, but there's still some uncertainty regarding his 2014 status. If he gains clearance, Wilson could benefit from a change-of-pace role behind Rashad Jennings that allows him to stay healthy and do less blocking. A 2012 first-round pick, Wilson was averaging 4.4 yards-per-attempt on 115 carries in two seasons prior to his neck injury.||1 day|
|28.||Brian Hartline (knee) ahead of schedule
||(Rotoworld) Brian Hartline (knee) is expected to ready for minicamp. Analysis: Hartline suffered a torn PCL in Week 17, but managed to avoid surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks and is currently ahead of schedule in his rehab. The Dolphins can save $4 million by releasing Hartline next offseason, so he's entering a make-or-break year in 2014.||1 day|
|29.||Brandon Gibson (knee) on track for minic...
||(Rotoworld) According to the Palm Beach Post, Brandon Gibson (knee) is expected to be ready for minicamp. Analysis: Gibson is still recovering from knee surgery. While it's nice to read optimistic injury projections, we're skeptical Gibson will be ready for pre-training camp activities. In fact, we'd be surprised if he were ready for training camp at all. Gibson is coming off a patellar tendon tear and only recently resumed light jogging. His Week 1 availability isn't guaranteed.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) The Raiders are expected to release Pryor if they are unable to trade him by Monday, FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports. Analysis: There's likely a fair amount of interest in Pryor as a project and novelty athletic quarterback, but the fact that he's not perceived as a potential starter means the Raiders might have trouble getting anything in a trade, especially since everyone knows they'll cut Pryor otherwise. If the Raiders don't select a quarterback high in the draft, they'll likely head into 2014 with Matt Schaub and Matt McGloin as their top two passers.||1 day|
|31.||Dolphins could replace Richard Matthews
||(Rotoworld) The Palm Beach Post reports the Dolphins have had discussions about replacing third-year WR Rishard Matthews. Analysis: This conflicts with earlier reports that the Dolphins view Matthews as a candidate for the slot receiver job over Brandon Gibson (knee surgery). Barring an upgrade in the draft, Miami's top four wideouts should be Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Gibson, and one of Matthews, Damian Williams, and Armon Binns.||1 day|
|32.||Chiefs could pursue LaMichael James
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Teicher suggests the Chiefs could pursue LaMichael James. Analysis: James is currently being shopped by the 49ers and may eventually be released. Kansas City is unlikely to have much interest in James as a running back, but he could help replace Dexter McCluster's role on special teams. The 61st overall pick in 2012, James has appeared in just 14 games the last two seasons.||1 day|
|33.||Bucs expect Foster to blitz more in Tamp...
||(Rotoworld) Bucs coach Lovie Smith anticipates MLB Mason Foster blitzing more in his version of the Tampa-2 this season. Analysis: "The position will blitz," Smith said. "Brian Urlacher will tell you that. Man coverage is also a part of what we ask. All those things, we feel like Mason can do." Bucs DC Leslie Frazier recently expressed concern over whether Foster has the coverage skills to remain at middle linebacker, but he showed some signs of improvement with three interceptions last year, including two that were returned for touchdowns. Foster could also see his snaps inc... (More)||1 day|
|34.||Chykie Brown currently listed as No. 3 c...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Jamison Hensley considers Chykie Brown the slight favorite for the Ravens' No. 3 cornerback job. Analysis: The Ravens lost Corey Graham to free agency, so Brown and Asa Jackson are the only two corners behind Ladarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. Brown was active for all 16 games last season, but played just 39 defensive snaps. Baltimore remains highly likely to draft a cornerback in the first four rounds.||1 day|
|35.||Raiders | Will cut Terrelle Pryor if no trade
||(KFFL) The Oakland Raiders will release QB Terrelle Pryor if they are not able to trade him by Monday, April 21.||1 day|
|36.||Ravens not interested in Eric Winston
||(Rotoworld) Coach John Harbaugh confirmed the Ravens have not had any contract talks with free agent RT Eric Winston. Analysis: The Ravens currently have just Ricky Wagner as an in-house replacement for Michael Oher, but 30-year-old Winston wouldn't be much of an upgrade despite his ties to OC Gary Kubiak. ESPN's Jamison Hensley expects Baltimore to target a right tackle early in the draft.||1 day|
|37.||Chiefs | Could consider LaMichael James
||(KFFL) The Kansas City Chiefs could consider pursuing San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James if he could become a slot receiver. The team likely would not have interest in James if he can only be a running back since they have RBs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis on the roster.||1 day|
|38.||Colts | Matt Hasselbeck entering final season
||(KFFL) Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck plans to retire after the 2014 season.||1 day|
|39.||Jets | Will have QB competition
||(KFFL) New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said the team told him QBs Michael Vick and Geno Smith will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp.||1 day|
|40.||Andre Roberts could be used on kick retu...
||(Rotoworld) The Redskins are considering using Andre Roberts on kick returns. Analysis: It's not an ideal role for Roberts, who averaged 22.4 yards on kick returns in his first two seasons with the Cardinals. Roberts is also the Redskins' No. 3 receiver, so they may not want to risk exposing him to injury. Chris Thompson, Richard Crawford, and Niles Paul are also candidates to be used in the return game.||1 day|
|41.||Ravens | Two expected to compete for No. 3 CB job
||(KFFL) Baltimore Ravens CBs Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson are expected to compete for the No. 3 cornerback job during training camp. If the team takes a cornerback in one of the first four rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, the prospect probably would be the leading candidate for the job.||1 day|
|42.||Pitt QB Tom Savage declines draft invite
||(Rotoworld) Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage has declined an invitation to attend the NFL Draft. Analysis: Savage has generated significant buzz in recent weeks, so the fact he received an invitation confirms just how high his stock is among NFL decision makers. He's scheduled to visit or work out for as many as 25 teams before the draft. SI's Peter King considers Savage a potential fit for the Texans at No. 33 overall.||1 day|
|43.||Bears | Probably will take RB in draft
||(KFFL) The Chicago Bears probably will select a running back in the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft to compete with RB Michael Ford for the No. 2 running back job. The team could also add a running back or two after the draft.||1 day|
|44.||Redskins | Andre Roberts could be a returner
||(KFFL) The Washington Redskins may consider using WR Andre Roberts as a kick and punt returner this upcoming season, but he did not have great numbers when handled the role with the Arizona Cardinals.||1 day|
|45.||Giants undecided on Amukamara's 2015 opt...
||(Rotoworld) The Giants haven't decided whether to exercise CB Prince Amukamara's fifth-year option for 2015. Analysis: Amukamara would cost roughly $7.93 million over the next two seasons. While he hasn't established himself as a must-keep player, there's little downside in the Giants picking up the option and keeping open discussions about a long-term deal. Amukamara had 85 tackles and two forced fumbles last year in his first full season as a starter, but has only three career interceptions.||1 day|
|46.||Redskins | DeSean Jackson unlikely to be used as returner
||(KFFL) The Washington Redskins likely will not use WR DeSean Jackson as a punt returner very often because they want him to make plays on offense.||1 day|
|47.||49ers | Colin Kaepernick not at scene of suspicious incident
||(KFFL) San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was not believed to be at the scene of a suspicious incident when Miami police arrived earlier this month.||1 day|
|48.||Nick Williams (knee) questionable for OT...
||(Rotoworld) Steelers DE Nick Williams (knee) is questionable for OTAs. Analysis: A 2013 seventh-round pick, Williams spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. The Steelers haven't made much of an effort to re-sign Brett Keisel or upgrade at right end, so Williams has a chance to compete for snaps opposite Cameron Heyward when healthy. Williams has been off crutches since mid-January and is eight months removed from knee surgery.||1 day|
|49.||Bears | Could target a quarterback
||(KFFL) The Chicago Bears could target a quarterback in the late rounds of the NFL Draft or in free agency to provide competition for backup QB Jordan Palmer.||1 day|
|50.||Panthers | Cam Newton still in walking boot
||(KFFL) Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a walking boot about a month after ankle surgery. The team is hopeful Newton will be ready to go for training camp.||1 day|
|51.||Saints expected to add to WR corps in dr...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Mike Triplett expects the Saints to come away from the draft with at least one receiver.||1 day|
|52.||Pryor to be cut Monday barring trade
||(Rotoworld) Fox Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Raiders will cut Terrelle Pryor Monday if they are unable to trade him this weekend. Analysis: Pryor only has one-year and $705,000 dollars left on his rookie contract, so there is a chance someone gives up a late-round pick for him. It is more likely he ends up being cut on Monday. Pryor only completed 57.4 of his passes and threw seven touchdowns to 11 interceptions in nine starts last season. If cut, Pryor has a good shot to latch on with another team as a project/camp quarterback.||1 day|
|53.||Ravens looking at Zack Martin to fill RT...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Ravens blogger Jamison Hensley puts a 45% on the Ravens drafting a right tackle early in the draft, perhaps even Norte Dame G/T Zack Martin in the first round. Analysis: Hensley said earlier in the offseason second-year T Ricky Wagner would be given a shot to win the job, but he is "buying" the Ravens' interest in Martin. Both would likely be upgrades over former RT Michael Oher, who signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Titans this offseason.||1 day|
|54.||Cam Newton still sporting a walking boot
||(Rotoworld) Cam Newton is still wearing a walking boot one month removed from ankle surgery. Analysis: The team is still hopeful Newton will return for the start of training camp. He is likely to miss all of the Panthers' offseason program, however, and will have limited time to build chemistry with Carolina's new stable of wide receivers.||1 day|
|55.||Jets' quarterback spot an open competiti...
||(Rotoworld) The Jets told newly signed RB Chris Johnson their quarterback position would be an open competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick. Analysis: "They said those two will battle it out in camp and may the best man win," said Johnson. The Jets' best case scenario is Smith plays well in the preseason and wins the job outright, but they would not have brought in Vick unless there was some doubt about Smith's ability to develop into an NFL starter. Smith posted a 12-21 TD-to-interception ratio in 2013.||1 day|
|56.||Bears could add quarterback in the draft
||(Rotoworld) Bears GM Phil Emery said he was comfortable with QB Jordan Palmer as Jay Cutler's backup but would seriously look at adding a quarterback in the draft. Analysis: Palmer is an okay backup and spent all of last season in quarterback whisperer Marc Trestman's system, but the Bears' could afford to improve. They have already brought in several veteran quarterbacks for workouts this offseason and are likely to bring in a few more. A late-round pick on a developmental quarterback could also make sense.||1 day|
|57.||NFL looking at Manning's & Gase's Bama v...
||(Rotoworld) The NFL will investigate whether Peyton Manning and Adam Gase broke any NFL rules while visiting Alabama coach Nick Saban last week. Analysis: The 2011 collective bargaining agreement prevents coaches and players from having individual meetings prior to the beginning of offseason programs. Saban admitted Gase and Manning were on campus together, but insisted Gase and Manning were not involved in any football related meetings together. It is unclear what punishment Manning or Gase would face if found guilty, but it would likely be a wrist slap at most.||1 day|
|58.||Dolphins leaning towards Cyrus Kouandjio
||(Rotoworld) The Palm Beach Post reports the Dolphins are leaning towards drafting Alabama T Cyrus Kouandjio with the 19th overall pick in the draft. Analysis: Most mock drafts have Norte Dame G/T Zach Martin penciled in as the Dolphins pick, but GM Denis Hickey views Martin as a guard and would prefer to fill Miami's right tackle hole in the first round. Kouandjio's draft stock has fallen due to a poor combine and questions about the health of his surgically repaired knee. Virginia T Morgan Moses could also be an option.||1 day|
|59.||Kaepernick not present when police arriv...
||(Rotoworld) Miami police do not believe Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls regarding a woman refusing to leave Kapernick's downtown Miami hotel room. Analysis: It is unclear when Kaepernick left the hotel room or if he was even there at all. It is looking more and more like Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, and Ricardo Lockette will walk away without any chargers.||1 day|
|60.||Scandrick favorite to start of Claiborne
||(Rotoworld) ESPNDallas' Todd Archer believes CB Orlando Scandrick is the favorite to start over former first-round CB Morris Claiborne. Analysis: Claiborne will have to improve dramatically to escape the bust tag hovering over him. Claiborne has started just 22 games and been disastrous in coverage since being selected at pick six in 2012. Scandrick played well after taking the job last season, so Claiborne will need a big training camp to move up the depth chart.||1 day|
|61.||Patriots will add quarterback before cam...
||(Rotoworld) ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots will add another quarterback either through free agency or the draft.||1 day|
|62.||Vikings likely to add linebacker via dra...
||(Rotoworld) The Minneapolis Star-Tribune belives the Vikings will select at least one linebacker in the NFL Draft.||1 day|
|63.||Vikings | Allen Reisner financials
||(KFFL) Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings TE Allen Reisner has a one-year contract worth a minimum salary of $645,000.||2 days|
|64.||Seahawks | Have not tried to bring Mike Robinson back
||(KFFL) The Seattle Seahawks have not tried to re-sign free-agent FB Michael Robinson this offseason.||2 days|
|65.||Jaguars | Russell Allen failed physical
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars released LB Russell Allen (concussion) after he failed a physical.||2 days|
|66.||Bengals | T.J. Conley contract update
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals signed P T.J. Conley to a one-year deal worth $495,000.||2 days|
|67.||Bills | Brandon Kaufman could change positions
||(KFFL) Buffalo Bills WR Brandon Kaufman said he has added some weight this offseason and indicated he could move to tight end this upcoming season.||2 days|
|68.||Texans | Two safeties expected to compete for starting job
||(KFFL) Houston Texans FS Kendrick Lewis and SS Chris D. Clemons are expected to compete for the starting free safety job during training camp.||2 days|
|69.||NFL | Jimmy Clausen expects to be ready for workouts
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Jimmy Clausen (shoulder) said his arm is about 95 percent at this time and believes he would be ready for the start of offseason workouts if he signs with a team.||2 days|
|70.||Colts | Coach wants Trent Richardson at workouts
||(KFFL) Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said it will be important for RB Trent Richardson to participate in all of the offseason workouts so he can get more comfortable with the offense. "He wants to be great. He's got all the talent. He's got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn't believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign," Pagano said.||2 days|
|71.||Dolphins | Two could be up for extensions
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins could consider talking with TE Charles Clay and DT Jared Odrick about contract extensions this offseason since they are entering the final years of their contracts.||2 days|
|72.||Dolphins | Plan to move LBs around
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins plan to move LB Koa Misi to middle linebacker this upcoming season. LB Dannell Ellerbe would be moved to weakside linebacker with LB Philip Wheeler playing strongside linebacker.||2 days|
|73.||Rams | Will pick up Robert Quinn's option
||(KFFL) The St. Louis Rams have not picked up the fifth-year option in DE Robert Quinn's contract at this point but will exercise the option before the May 3 deadline.||2 days|
|74.||Ravens | Josh Bynes signs tender
||(KFFL) Baltimore Ravens exclusive rights free-agent LB Josh Bynes has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $570,000 in 2014.||2 days|
|75.||NFL | Jimmy Clausen looking for another opportunity
||(KFFL) Free-agent QB Jimmy Clausen (shoulder) (Panthers) wants to compete for an NFL backup job. Clausen had right shoulder surgery Sept. 11, 2013 and spent the entire season on injured reserve.||2 days|
|76.||Giants | Eli Manning has had procedures in the past no one knew about
||(KFFL) Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said on SiriusXM NFL Radio QB Eli Manning has recovered from minor procedures no one knew about in the past.||2 days|
|77.||Dolphins | Brandon Gibson injury update
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) said he expects to be ready to go for Week 1 of the NFL season.||2 days|
|78.||Lawsuit against Cowboys DT Melton droppe...
||(Rotoworld) The Dallas Morning News reports the lawsuit over assault claims against Cowboys DT Henry Melton has been dropped. Analysis: Melton was being sued for more than $1 million from his public intoxication and assault arrest on December 23. He still faces a misdemeanor charge as a result of the incident. A hearing for the criminal case is scheduled for next week.||2 days|
|79.||Saints | Try out Rusty Smith
||(KFFL) The New Orleans Saints tried out free-agent QB Rusty Smith (Titans) earlier this week.||2 days|
|80.||Dont'a Hightower could see snaps reduced
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Boston expects the Patriots to remove OLB Dont'a Hightower in all sub-packages this season. Analysis: Hightower was one of the worst cover linebackers in the league last year, so the Patriots are limiting him to more of a two-down role. Jamie Collins projects to get the majority of snaps opposite Jerod Mayo in nickel packages.||2 days|
|81.||Colts to exercise 2015 option on LT Cast...
||(Rotoworld) The Colts are expected to exercise LT Anthony Castonzo's fifth-year club option of $7.4 million in 2015. Analysis: The move will keep Castonzo signed for a total of $8.9 million over the next two seasons. Castonzo graded out as a top-20 left tackle by Pro Football Focus, but has struggled in pass protection -- allowing 39 quarterback hurries in 2013. The deadline for teams to exercise fifth-year options is May 3.||2 days|
|82.||Kyle Orton still may not return in 2014
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Todd Archer isn't convinced that Kyle Orton will return this season. Analysis: The Cowboys want Orton back even after signing Brandon Weeden, but he's questionable to attend offseason workouts next week and reportedly still considering retirement. Releasing Orton as a post-June 1 cut would allow Dallas to save $3.25 million against the cap. Orton is owed $2.25 million in 2015 regardless of whether he's on the roster.||2 days|
|83.||Ravens re-sign ILB Josh Bynes
||(Rotoworld) Ravens re-signed exclusive rights free agent ILB Josh Bynes. Analysis: Bynes made six starts for the Ravens last season, finishing with 45 tackles and three pass defenses. He's now signed for $480,000 this season. 24-year-old Bynes will return as a situational run stopper opposite Daryl Smith.||2 days|
||(RotoWire) Contract talks between the 49ers and Kaepernick are reportedly on hold for now, NFL.com reports. Analysis: The report indicates that the two sides would like to get a deal done before the start of the 2014 regular season, with Matt Maiocco of csnbayarea.com suggesting that the 49ers are inclined to hold off on expediting an extension with the quarterback while police look into what has been described as a "suspicious incident" (allegedly involving Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seattle's Ricardo Lockette) in Miami earlier this month. The 26-year-old Kaepernick finished the 2013 season with 3,197 passing yards, 21 touchd... (More)||2 days|
|85.||Ravens | Rolando McClain to join team soon
||(KFFL) Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain will join the team as soon as Monday, April 21, for the start of the team's offseason program.||2 days|
|86.||Dolphins considering extension for TE Cl...
||(Rotoworld) The Dolphins are considering a contract extension for TE Charles Clay. Analysis: Clay is coming off a career-best 69/759/6 line in 2013 and graded out as a top-10 receiving tight end by Pro Football Focus. A former Jeff Ireland sixth-round pick, Clay has no ties to new GM Dennis Hickey, but is expected to be in Miami's long-term plans. The Dolphins have a history of letting players reach free agency, so there's still a good chance Clay plays out his rookie deal without a new contract.||2 days|
||(RotoWire) Meachem signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Friday. Analysis: After a disappointing season with the Chargers, Meachem returned to the Saints for 2013, where he caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two scores. His utility to the Saints is based largely on his blocking ability as a receiver, leaving him with minimal fantasy value. Meachem is too far down on the Saints' depth chart to warrant much fantasy consideration, although he remains a threat to score any week in an offense led by QB Drew Brees.||2 days|
|88.||Saints | Re-sign Robert Meachem
||(KFFL) The New Orleans Saints re-signed WR Robert Meachem to a one-year deal Friday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.||2 days|
|89.||David Fales projects as 7th-rounder/UDFA
||(Rotoworld) NFL.com's Gil Brandt projects San Jose State QB David Fales as a seventh-round pick to priority undrafted free agent. Analysis: The draftnik community was projecting Fales as a possible 2014 first-rounder as recently as last offseason, but he is an undersized (6-foot-1 3/4, 210) prospect without a strong arm and figures to max out as an NFL backup. We do admire Fales' quick release and ability to stand tall in the pocket amid pressure, but he is ultimately a limited talent with sub-par athleticism.||2 days|
|90.||Munchak would have let Jake Locker walk
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Chris Mortensen told NFL Live Friday that the Titans likely wouldn't have exercised Jake Locker's fifth-year option even had Mike Munchak stayed on as head coach. Analysis: Munchak, of course, was part of the team that selected Locker with the eighth pick in the 2011 draft. It's telling that the Titans wouldn't have locked in Locker even under the coaching staff that worked with him for three full years. Locker's durability has been poor, but his on-field performance has been just as concerning. He has an 18:15 TD-to-INT ratio over the last two seasons (18 games), with a 57... (More)||2 days|
|91.||49ers | Not expected to pick up Aldon Smith's option
||(KFFL) The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on the contract of LB Aldon Smith, according to a league source. The team has until May 3 to make their decision.||2 days|
||(RotoWire) The Cowboys have exercised their fifth-year option on Smith's contract. Analysis: The Pro Bowl left tackle is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and even at the $10 million Smith will now get paid in 2015, he's a bargain for the Cowboys.||2 days|
|93.||Ex-GM: Manziel to 'fall more than ppl th...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Mark Dominik suggested on NFL Insiders that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel will "fall a little more than people think" in May's draft. Analysis: Dominik's thoughts are particularly interesting because he was GMing in the NFL as recently as this past January, and it's probably a safe bet that he still talks to a lot of people around the league. Dominik opined that Manziel could fall as far as the late first round, and suggested the Texans trading back into the latter part of the frame to acquire "Johnny Football." It's no secret that Texans owner Bob McNair i... (More)||2 days|
||(RotoWire) Smith is not expected to have his fifth-year contract option picked up by the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Analysis: Smith remains under contract through 2014, but the 49ers have until May 3 to pick up his team option through 2015, and it appears as though they have no intention to do so. In the wake of his most recent arrest, uncertainty surrounds the linebacker's availability for the start of 2014, so it's not overly surprising that the team is not inclined to pick up the option.||2 days|
|95.||Weston Richburg headed for 1st round?
||(Rotoworld) NFL draft insider Tony Pauline is "told" Colorado State C Weston Richburg could be a "surprise" first-round pick. Analysis: Pauline had a similar report on Travis Frederick last April, and the Cowboys selected him 31st overall. This year's center class is shallow, so according to Pauline, "the feeling is if you need one, Richburg is the guy, and you better grab him early." Pauline mentions the Packers, Patriots, and Broncos as possible late first-round suitors for Richburg, as well as the Jaguars at No. 39.||2 days|
|96.||Brandon Gibson begins 'light jogging'
||(Rotoworld) Brandon Gibson has begun "light jogging" as he rehabs from his Week 8 patellar tendon tear. Analysis: Although recent speculation has posited Gibson's roster spot is in danger, the Miami Herald doesn't believe that to be the case. Cutting Gibson would cause a $2 million salary cap penalty. It's possible, however, that Gibson won't be ready for Week 1, perhaps opening the season on the reserve/PUP list.||2 days|
|97.||Brandon Lloyd gets no guaranteed money
||(Rotoworld) Brandon Lloyd's one-year deal with the 49ers includes no guaranteed money. Analysis: He can earn a $50,000 workout bonus and has a scheduled $955,000 base salary, which would come directly off San Francisco's books were Lloyd released before Week 1. At age 33 and having been out of football for an entire year, Lloyd is probably a long shot for a 2014 roster spot. His odds would grow even longer if the 49ers used an early-round pick on a vertical wide receiver.||2 days|
|98.||Slot receiver a need for the Texans
||(Rotoworld) New coach Bill O'Brien recently mentioned slot receiver as a need for the Texans.||2 days|
|99.||Jaguars to use Dekoda Watson at Sam
||(Rotoworld) The Jaguars plan to use Dekoda Watson at strong-side linebacker. Analysis: Watson will play "Sam" backer on first and second down, and is a candidate for snaps at the "Leo" pass-rusher role in Jacksonville's sub-packages. If the Jaguars draft Buffalo's Khalil Mack at No. 3 overall, however, Watson won't end up playing much Leo. Watson should also contribute on special teams.||2 days|
||(Rotoworld) Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon missed 11 tackles out of 47 opportunities last season. Analysis: Weatherspoon ranked No. 39 out of 40 qualifying players in tackle efficiency at Pro Football Focus. While his 2013 numbers represent a small sample size, Weatherspoon has finished in the bottom 25 percent of 4-3 outside linebackers in tackle efficiency in each of his four seasons as a pro.||2 days|