|1.||Antonio Cromartie opent o playing for Je...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent CB Antonio Cromartie said he's open to returning to the Jets.||24 minutes||
|2.||Broncos | Wade Phillips hired
||(KFFL) Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was hired for the same position by the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He signed a two-year contract, financial terms of which were not disclosed.||28 minutes|
|3.||Rams expected to stay in house for OC
||(Rotoworld) It's reportedly "all but a certainty" the Rams will stay in-house to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy. Analysis: Nathaniel Hackett, Kyle Shanahan and Adam Gase all took jobs elsewhere, leaving the Rams twisting in the wind as they look to replace Schottenheimer. So Jeff Fisher will settle for either quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti or tight ends coach Rob Boras, neither of whom has ever coordinated an NFL offense.||34 minutes|
|4.||CFL | Austin Collie signed
||(KFFL) Free-agent WR Austin Collie (Patriots) signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday, Jan. 28.||50 minutes|
|5.||Seahawks | Byron Maxwell discussing a contract extension
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell's agent and the Seahawks have started to talk about a contract extension, according to Maxwell.||7 hours|
|6.||Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch continues to give media little
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch once again gave media a one-sentence response to all of but one of their questions Wednesday, Jan. 28. "You know why I'm here," Lynch replied to all but one question. "It's a new song. Marshawn. You know why I'm here," Lynch said, when asked what song he'd listen to before the Super Bowl.||7 hours|
|7.||Patriots | Tom Brady a full participant
||(KFFL) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 28.||8 hours|
|8.||Patriots | Wednesday practice report for the Super Bowl
||(KFFL) New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), DT Chris D. Jones (elbow), DT Sealver Siliga (foot) and C Bryan Stork (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 28.||8 hours|
|9.||Wade Phillips joins Broncos as DC
||(FFToday) Wade Phillips is back in the NFL.
The Broncos have agreed to terms with Phillips, who will join Denver as defensive coordinator, the team announced. Phillips first told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport of the news, adding that he is "excited about it."||8 hours|
|10.||Patriots | Josh McDaniels defends usage of ineligible receivers
||(KFFL) New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels defended the usage of ineligible receivers when questioned about the tactic during Super Bowl XLIX media availability Wednesday, Jan. 28. McDaniels specifically cleared up that the Patriots huddled before plays in which they used ineligible receivers. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called the Patriots' strategy "within the rules" and "great ball" during media week.||8 hours|
|11.||Steelers | Ike Taylor open to changing positions and teams
||(KFFL) Free-agent CB Ike Taylor (Steelers) said during an interview with Mike Florio on PFT Live Wednesday, Jan. 28, he'd like to play two or three more years. He also indicated he'd be open to moving to safety and open to playing elsewhere in 2015. Taylor specifically mentioned that following former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would appeal to him. "If coach LeBeau's there, yes. If the time and money is right, yes," Taylor said.||9 hours|
|12.||Tom Brady practices in full
||(FFToday) Tom Brady admitted earlier this week that he has a cold, but the Patriots quarterback was a full participant in practice. Brady was also listed with an ankle injury, as has been the case for most of the season.||10 hours|
|13.||Bengals | Jermaine Gresham in Cincy's plans?
||(KFFL) Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham, a soon-to-be free agent, still has a place within the offense, according to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. "We have a way that we do things, and how we want to accomplish things," Jackson said. "Within what we asked him to do this year, he did some good things. There are some things he knows he needs to do to be better, and he will work at them to be better."||11 hours|
|14.||Seahawks | Richard Sherman preparing for fatherhood
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is getting ready to be a dad as he also prepares for the Super Bowl. Sherman said if the baby were to be born on Sunday, Feb. 1, the day of the Super Bowl, he's not sure what he would do. "We'll cross that bridge when we get there. We're not thinking about the possibility."||11 hours|
|15.||Chiefs | Alex Smith needs receivers?
||(KFFL) Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith needs more weapons around him, according to impending free-agent LB Justin Houston. He believes the Chiefs can win a championship with Smith. "For the past two years we had winning seasons. This year, I feel like our offensive line struggled a little bit, we had some injuries that caused him to get sacked more than usual. But I think we can do it," Houston noted Tuesday, Jan. 27.||11 hours|
||(RotoWire) Daniels racked up 41 tackles (29 solo) and 5.5 sacks in 16 games during the 2014 season. Analysis: Daniels' numbers were hardly eye-popping played the most snaps of any Packers defensive lineman in 2014. He figures to again play a prominent role for the squad during the 2015 campaign, and should have a little extra motivation in the final year of his rookie contract.||11 hours|
||(RotoWire) Hayward tallied 43 tackles (33 solo), three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown in 16 games during the 2014 season. Analysis: Hayward showed a nose for the football despite playing primarily in nickel and dime defenses during 2014. His role in 2015 will largely depend on whether or not the Packers bring back one or both of pending free agents -- and fellow cornerbacks -- Tramon Williams and Davon House.||11 hours|
|18.||49ers | Tony Sparano could be candidate for OC
||(KFFL) San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Tony Sparano could be an option to fill the team's offensive coordinator position.||11 hours|
|19.||Broncos | Need to use 3-4 defense?
||(KFFL) Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak needs to implement an aggressive 3-4 defense, according to The Denver Post writer Mark Kiszla Wednesday Jan. 28. The Broncos defense is built for a 3-4 alignment with LB Von Miller as the focal point. Impending free-agent DT Terrance Knighton should be retained and used at nose tackle, with Miller and DE Demarcus Ware being used as outside linebackers.||12 hours|
|20.||Packers | Looking to upgrade at inside linebacker
||(KFFL) Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews played some inside linebacker during the 2014 season, but head coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews is an outside linebacker. Thus, the team will look to upgrade at the inside linebacker position this offseason.||12 hours|
|21.||Patriots | LeGarrette Blount didn't force Steelers' hand
||(KFFL) New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount didn't orchestrate his release from the Pittsburgh Steelers. "You know things didn't work out as planned ... So we decided to part ways. I ended up here and now I'm about to play in the Super Bowl," Blount said Tuesday, Jan. 27.||12 hours|
|22.||Seahawks | No regrets with Percy Harvin trade
||(KFFL) New York Jets WR Percy Harvin's trade from the Seattle Seahawks hasn't brought any regrets to the team, according to general manager John Schneider. "We kind of just got back to playing more basic: run the ball and hammer it out; [use the] read-option. Getting back to [playing] a little bit more up field instead of horizontal," Schneider said.||12 hours|
|23.||Broncos steal Wade Phillips to coordinat...
||(Rotoworld) Broncos hired Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator. Analysis: Everyone except irrational Cowboys fans seems to realize how great a coach and defensive mind Phillips is. This is a fantastic hire for the Broncos, who reunite Gary Kubiak with Phillips after the two teamed to turn the Texans into a legitimate Super Bowl contender in the early 2010s. Phillips runs an aggressive "one-gap" 3-4 defense, which will play to the edge-rushing strengths of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. Outgoing DC Jack Del Rio essentially refused to blitz in 2014, and ultimately failed to maximize Denver's otherworldly defensive talent.||12 hours|
|24.||Patriots remove LaFell from injury repor...
||(Rotoworld) Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report. Analysis: LaFell is practicing in full this week. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt.||13 hours|
|25.||Bills | Anthony Dixon has knee surgery
||(KFFL) Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (knee) underwent surgery for a partially torn meniscus in his knee Tuesday, Jan. 27.||13 hours|
|26.||Ravens | Hire Richard Angulo
||(KFFL) Free-agent tight ends coach Richard Angulo was hired by the Baltimore Ravens as the team's tight ends coach Wednesday, Jan. 28.||14 hours|
|27.||Report: 49ers promote Geep Chryst for OC...
||(Rotoworld) NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the 49ers are expected to promote QBs coach Geep Chryst to offensive coordinator. Analysis: This was expected when the 49ers hired Steve Logan as QBs coach. San Francisco is staying in-house after Rob Chudzinski re-signed with the Colts. Chryst has coached the 49ers' quarterbacks the last four seasons and has limited playcalling experience, but did serve as the Chargers' OC from 1999-2000. It's not an exciting hire for a team that already has an unproven coach in Jim Tomsula. The 49ers' coaching staff has taken a big step back this winter.||14 hours|
|28.||Seattle opens extension talks with CB Ma...
||(Rotoworld) The Seahawks have opened extension talks with RCB Byron Maxwell. Analysis: An impending free agent, re-signing Maxwell is one of GM John Schneider's top priorities. He's been a major part of Seattle's defense the last two years since taking over for Brandon Browner, and would draw interest from multiple teams on the open market. Maxwell is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner.||14 hours|
|29.||Taylor plans to return, could move to sa...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent CB Ike Taylor said he's "training as if he'll be playing in 2015." Analysis: Taylor isn't expected to be re-signed by the Steelers, but reportedly wants to play 2-3 more years. He's open to moving to safety to prolong his career. Entering his age 35 season, Taylor will struggle for guaranteed money on the open market. Taylor has interest in following ex-Steelers DC Dick LeBeau to another team.||14 hours|
|30.||NCAA | Ronald Curry pursued by Florida
||(KFFL) San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Ronald Curry, who was pursued for the Buffalo Bills head coaching job, is now a target of the University of Florida to be their wide receivers coach.||15 hours|
|31.||Todd Grantham turns down Raiders' DC job
||(Rotoworld) Louisville DC Todd Grantham has turned down the Raiders' defensive coordinator job.||15 hours|
|32.||Amukamara expects to be ready for OTAs
||(Rotoworld) Prince Amukamara (biceps) expects to be ready for the start of OTAs. Analysis: Amukamara missed the final eight games of 2014 with a torn biceps. He's scheduled to make $6.898 million next year after the Giants exercised his fifth-year option and could be a candidate for an extension. Amukamara had 46 tackles, three interceptions, and 11 pass deflections despite playing just 464 snaps last season.||15 hours|
|33.||Patriots | Tom Brady fighting a cold
||(KFFL) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (illness) admitted that he is currently battling a cold, but he said he expects to be 100% ready for the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. "I've had it for four to five days, my kids got sick and my wife's pretty sick right now," Brady said. "I brought it, unfortunately, to Phoenix, but I'll be fine. I'll be good." Brady is focused on rest and eating plenty of garlic, which he said is one of his "old remedies."||15 hours|
|34.||Jaguars hire Nathaniel Hackett as QBs co...
||(Rotoworld) Jaguars hired Nathaniel Hackett as QBs coach. Analysis: Hackett was also in the running for the Rams offensive coordinator vacancy, but pulled out of his second interview. In Jacksonville, he'll settle for a position coach role after serving as Buffalo's OC the last two years. Hackett will be tasked with developing Blake Bortles, who is coming off a turnover-prone rookie season.||16 hours|
|35.||Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch could be fined
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch could face a significant fine for wearing an unauthorized "beast mode" hat to media day.||16 hours|
|36.||Browns | Will interview Kevin O'Connell
||(KFFL) Free-agent quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell (Jets) will interview with the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Jan. 28, for their vacant quarterbacks coach position.||16 hours|
|37.||Washington hires ex-Bears QBs coach Cava...
||(Rotoworld) Redskins hired Matt Cavanaugh as QBs coach. Analysis: Washington is bringing in a quarterbacks coach after not having one during Jay Gruden's first season. Cavanaugh spent the last two years working with Jay Cutler while on Marc Trestman's staff, but has an extensive track record as both a position coach and coordinator. He's mostly worked with pocket passers throughout his career and isn't a great fit for Robert Griffin III. The Redskins had one of the worst passing attacks in the league last season, with Griffin, Kirk Cousins, and Colt McCoy combining for just 18 touchdowns.||17 hours|
|38.||Ravens S Will Hill in trouble with law a...
||(Rotoworld) Ravens FS Will Hill has a warrant out for his arrest in New Jersey for failure to pay his child support. Analysis: It's not the worst crime in the world as long as Hill pays the $16,588 he owes, but any trouble is bad trouble for Hill, who has been battling off-field issues since entering the league. Hill needs to keep his nose clean. He's long on talent but has proven to be short on common sense. The Ravens are aware of the issue.||17 hours|
|39.||49ers hire Steve Logan as QBs coach
||(Rotoworld) 49ers hired Steve Logan as QBs coach. Analysis: The 49ers continue to hire position coaches under a defensive-minded head coach, but remain without an offensive coordinator. Logan was most recently the Bucs' RBs coach from 2009-2011. Prior to that he was the OC at Boston College where he coached Matt Ryan. With Logan coming in as QBs coach, some believe in-house QBs coach Geep Chryst will be promoted to offensive coordinator.||18 hours|
|40.||49ers | Aubrayo Franklin hired
||(KFFL) Former DT Aubrayo Franklin was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive assistant coach Wednesday, Jan. 28.||18 hours|
|41.||Eagles WRs coach Bicknell turns down 49e...
||(Rotoworld) Eagles WRs coach Bob Bicknell reportedly isn't interested in the 49ers' offensive-coordinator job. Analysis: Yikes. The 49ers are having a tough time luring someone in to call plays for Colin Kaepernick and Co. Alabama OC Lane Kiffin chose to remain in Tuscaloosa, Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski accepted a promotion in Indianapolis, and ex-OC Greg Roman joined Rex Ryan in Buffalo. It's unclear where the 49ers will go from here. QBs coach Geep Chryst is a candidate for a promotion.||19 hours|
|42.||Bills OC Roman: Manuel gets a clean slat...
||(Rotoworld) New Bills OC Greg Roman said he'll give E.J. Manuel "a very clean slate" as they head into the offseason. Analysis: "I definitely think he's done some very good things and displayed some good traits. I'd say we just have to get his level of consistency a little bit greater," Roman said. "What [he] might've been asked to do or done in the past is really not relevant to what we may or may not ask him to do." Those are the most glowing words we've heard on Manuel from the Bills since the season ended. Manuel isn't going to be handed anything. Top beat ... (More)||20 hours|
|43.||Stevie Johnson expected to start in 2015...
||(Rotoworld) The Sacramento Bee calls 49ers WR Stevie Johnson a "presumed starter" for 2015. Analysis: Michael Crabtree is a free agent and seems unlikely to re-sign with the 49ers. Brandon Lloyd is also headed for free agency, leaving Anquan Boldin and Johnson atop the depth chart. Johnson played just 305 snaps this past season, catching 35 balls for 435 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 3 receiver. Johnson is a crisp route runner with good hands, but the 49ers desperately need a field stretcher out wide. Johnson and Boldin are carbon-copy clones as possession receivers.||22 hours|
|44.||Packers unlikely to make offer to RFA Bo...
||(Rotoworld) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't envision the Packers even making an offer to restricted free agent WR Jarrett Boykin. Analysis: Boykin entered the season as the Packers' clear No. 3 receiver, but got hurt and was passed by rookie Davante Adams and left in the dust. He played just 122 offensive snaps after Week 3. Even if the Packers can't re-sign free agent Randall Cobb, Boykin appears on his way out. He's a slow possession receiver.||23 hours|
|45.||Cowboys LB Sean Lee has horrible contrac...
||(Rotoworld) The Dallas Morning News names WLB Sean Lee's contract one of the three worst on the team. Analysis: It's hard to disagree. Lee inked a seven-year, $42 million deal back in August 2013 and has appeared in just 11-of-32 regular-season games because of various injuries in 2013 and a torn ACL in 2014. When on the field, Lee was worth the money. But he's no longer expected to man the middle for the Cowboys, and will instead shift to the weak side in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme. The Cowboys will hope to bring back impending free agent MLB Rolando McClain. Cutting Lee isn't an option, as ... (More)||23 hours|
|46.||Eagles could show interest in OLB Worild...
||(Rotoworld) The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jimmy Kempski mentions OLB Jason Worilds as a free agent the Eagles could target. Analysis: Interestingly, ESPN's Adam Caplan tweeted back in August that Worilds "would have signed with the Eagles" had he not been slapped with the transition tag by the Steelers last offseason. It indicates there was mutual interest from both sides. The Eagles will be on the hunt for a starting outside linebacker with Brandon Graham heading for free agency and Trent Cole a lock to be cut.||23 hours|
|47.||Ex-49ers DT Franklin joins Tomsula's sta...
||(Rotoworld) Former DT Aubrayo Franklin has joined the 49ers' coaching staff as an entry-level assistant. Analysis: Franklin, 34, last played in the NFL for the Colts in 2013, starting 15 games as the run-plugging nose tackle. He had his best days as a 49er from 2007-2010, and was even San Francisco's "franchise" player in 2010. New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula was Franklin's position coach in San Francisco.||1 day|
|48.||Eagles WRs coach Bicknell on 49ers' OC r...
||(Rotoworld) NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the 49ers have "discussed" Eagles WRs coach Bob Bicknell as a candidate for their offensive-coordinator vacancy. Analysis: Bicknell, 45, has been the Eagles' WRs coach the past two seasons. Before that, he was a position coach for the Chiefs and Bills from 2007-2012, coaching offensive line, tight ends, and receivers. Like 49ers coach Jim Tomsula, Bicknell spent a good amount of time coaching in NFL Europe in the late-1990s and early-2000s. He was the OC for the Berlin Thunder and Cologne Centurions.||1 day|
|49.||Seahawks | Richard Sherman has torn ligaments
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) has torn ligaments in his elbow, but he is improving daily and he is no longer receiving treatment for the injury.||1 day|
|50.||Seahawks | Brandon Mebane making progress
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks DL Brandon Mebane (hamstring) said Tuesday, Jan. 27, that his hamstring surgery went well and he should be full go for the team's offseason program in April.||1 day|
|51.||Jaguars | Paul Posluszny vows to be ready
||(KFFL) Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (pectoral) said Monday, Jan. 26, that he is progressing nicely in his recovery from a torn pectoral muscle. "I'm pretty much back to normal," Posluszny said. He has resumed weightlifting and vows to be ready for the team's offseason program which begins in mid-April.||1 day|
|52.||Patriots | LeGarrette Blount to have big role?
||(KFFL) New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount should be a factor in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, in the opinion of Boston Herald writer Karen Guregian. Despite Seattle's highly ranked run defense, they lost games earlier this season to both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys, who used run-heavy game plans. The Green Bay Packers also had early success on the ground against the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers opened up holes by overloading lanes with pulling linemen, which is something the Patriots like to do with their gu... (More)||1 day|
|53.||Colts close to deal with WR Duron Carter
||(FFToday) Wide receiver Duron Carter is closing in on an agreement with the Indianapolis Colts, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Carter, the son of Hall of Famer and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter, played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League last season.||1 day|
|54.||Bengals | Andy Dalton still supported by OC
||(KFFL) Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton still has offensive coordinator Hue Jackson in his corner, despite Dalton's lackluster performance in 2014 and in the Pro Bowl.||1 day|
|55.||Vikings | NFLPA against Adrian Peterson counseling
||(KFFL) Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was directed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to meet with a league-assigned psychiatrist following Peterson's suspension. The National Football League Players Association is now crying foul on the commissioner's mandated counseling, arguing that Goodell did not have the power to enforce such a stipulation. The NFLPA said the terms of Peterson's suspension violate the limits of Goodell's power under the collective bargaining agreement.||1 day|
|56.||Dolphins | Can clear $40 million in cap space
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins will be able to clear $40 million in cap space in order to get under the projected $140-142 million cap for 2015. Either WR Mike Wallace or WR Brian Hartline will likely be named one of the two pre-June 1 cuts, the difference between cutting one or the other is $950,000. Hartline could also be asked to restructure his contract. LB Dannell Ellerbe's impending release will clear $8.45 million. Even if Wallace remains with the Dolphins for ... (More)||1 day|
|57.||Patriots | Tom Brady said he feels perfect
||(KFFL) New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has publicly stated he'd like to play well into his 40s and feels perfect after playing his 15th season, but his father Tom Brady Sr. believes it won't end well with the Patriots. The younger Brady is under contract through 2017, although he'll turn 40 years old prior to that season. Brady has publicly said he plans on playing until he's 43 or 44. The 37-year-old quarterback is scheduled to make $12 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. His father thinks his son... (More)||1 day|
|58.||Saints | Drew Brees optimistic about future
||(KFFL) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said 2014 was the most frustrating season of his career, but remained optimistic about the team's future. "I think we've identified the problems or the things that got us beat or the things that didn't allow us to be as good as we know we can be, and we have the solution to fix it," Brees said. "It's going to take a lot of work, but I know we can get it done."||1 day|
|59.||Colts | Rob Chudzinski update
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts associate head coach Rob Chudzinski signed a one-year deal Tuesday, Jan. 27, to stay with the team. Financial terms were not disclosed.||1 day|
|60.||Jets | Two more join coaching staff
||(KFFL) Former Tennessee Titans assistant wide receivers coach Kevin Patullo and former Houston Texans running back Marcel Shipp have been added to the New York Jets coaching staff as their quarterbacks coach and running backs coach, respectively, Tuesday, Jan. 27.||1 day|
|61.||Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch runs better in postseason
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch averages more yards per carry and yards after contact (5.00, 2.67) during the postseason than during the regular season (4.41, 2.01).||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Smith finished the 2014 regular season with 128 tackles (68 solo), a sack, an interception, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovered and nine passes defensed. Analysis: Rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley rapidly emerged as a force, and yet Smith actually recorded more tackles than he did in 2013. Both players stayed on the field for nearly every snap, and it will likely be more of the same in 2015. Mosley offers more upside, but Smith is an excellent IDP option in his right.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Wenning spent 2014 on the Ravens' practice squad. Analysis: Wenning may get a shot at the top backup role in 2015, as Tyrod Taylor is set to become a free agent. It's not a spot the Ravens have prioritized, with the team highly reliant on Joe Flacco to stay healthy.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Toussaint finished his rookie season with six carries for 12 yards and three receptions for 27 yards. Analysis: An undrafted free agent, Toussaint pulled even with Bernard Pierce as the Ravens' top backup by the end of the season, after fourth-round rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro went down for the year with a foot injury. Justin Forsett is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but Toussaint will probably still need to compete for a roster spot in 2015.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Taylor did not attempt a pass during the 2014 season. Analysis: Joe Flacco played every game for a seventh time in seven seasons, leaving Taylor to watch from the sidelines during the final year of his rookie contract. The former sixth-round draft pick is still an unknown commodity, so he's unlikely to attract interest as anything more than a second or third quarterback in free agency. He may return to Baltimore, but the Ravens probably don't want to spend much more than the veteran's minimum on Flacco's backup.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Pierce had 93 carries for 366 yards and two touchdowns, adding two receptions for 13 yards, during the 2014 regular season. Analysis: Pierce entered the year as a candidate to emerge as Baltimore's lead back, but it was Justin Forsett who ultimately filled that role. Forsett averaged 5.4 yards on 235 carries, while Pierce looked hopelessly lost much of the time, despite running behind an excellent offensive line. Though Forsett is set to become an unrestricted free agent, it will be surprising if Pierce is anything more than a backup in the final year of his rookie contract. If the Ravens can't retain Forsett, they'll likely look ... (More)||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Juszczyk caught 19-of-27 targets for 182 yards and a touchdown during the 2014 regular season. Analysis: A fourth-round draft pick in 2013, Juszczyk proved to be Baltimore's fullback of the future, after only contributing on special teams as a rookie. He offers a nice combination of blocking and receiving skills, but he hasn't logged a carry in his career, and he lost two fumbles during the 2014 season. He'll be back as the Ravens' starting fullback in 2015.||1 day|
|68.||Paul Posluszny expects to be ready for O...
||(Rotoworld) Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (pectoral) expects to be 100 percent for the start of OTAs. Analysis: "Ill be 100 percent," Posluszny said. "That shouldnt be an issue for us." Posluszny tore his pectoral in October and missed the final nine weeks of the season. He's the leader of the Jaguars' defense as a tackling machine in the middle, but Poz's play has gone downhill the past three seasons. Due a $7.45 million salary in 2015, Posluszny is a candidate to be cut this offseason.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Jones caught 9-of-18 targets for 131 yards during the 2014 regular season. Analysis: After serving as Baltimore's No. 3 wide receiver for most of 2012 and 2013, Jones had a disastrous 2014 campaign on the offensive side. He also had a mildly disappointing year in the return game, following two fantastic seasons in that regard. Despite signing a four-year, $12 million contract last offseason, Jones may end up as a cap casualty. If the Ravens retain him, it will likely be with the hope that he can bounce back to elite-level status as a return man.||1 day|
|70.||Patriots | Richard Sherman won't be avoided
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman won't be avoided by the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl, according to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. "It's not an easy thing to avoid him the whole game. We're going to try not to do that with anybody... I think you need to be sensitive to him and where he's at."||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Gillmore caught 10-of-15 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown during his rookie season. Analysis: A late third-round draft pick, Gillmore isn't the most athletic of tight ends, but he does offer a nice mix of strength and size. He could find himself with a larger role in 2015, as Owen Daniels is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and Dennis Pitta's future remains highly uncertain.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Campanaro finished the 2014 regular seasons with seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. Analysis: A seventh-round rookie out of Wake Forest, Campanaro only appeared in four games, due in part to a pair of leg injuries. However, he caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in Baltimore's playoff loss to the Patriots, and he could be tasked with a larger role in 2015. Campanaro may even emerge as the Ravens' primary threat out of the slot, though it remains to be seen what the team does this offseason.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Brown finished the 2014 regular seasons with 24 catches for 255 yards on 31 targets. Analysis: Brown was unable to match his 49-524-7 receiving line from his rookie campaign, after the Ravens improved their stable of pass-catchers during the offseason. Brown, Kamar Aiken and Michael Campanaro all split snaps behind Steve Smith and Torrey Smith by the end of the year, which doesn't bode well for Brown's prospects in 2015. However, with Torry Smith's contract set to expire, Brown could perhaps get a crack at a larger role in 2015. Aiken and Campanaro will also be back, so Brown probably needs to compete for playing time.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Aiken finished the 2014 regular seasons with 24 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns on 32 targets. Analysis: Aiken opened the year as an afterthought who was mostly expected to contribute on special teams, but by the end of the season, he was splitting time with Marlon Brown as the Ravens' No. 3 wide receiver. Aiken is now an exclusive-rights free agent, which means Baltimore can retain him at a very reasonable price. While he'll likely be back with the team, Aiken is unlikely to open 2015 as anything more than the third or fourth receiver.||1 day|
|75.||Patriots | Josh McDaniels wants to be a head coach again
||(KFFL) New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Tuesday, Jan. 27, that he'd love to be a head coach in the NFL again. McDaniels was rumored to be a possible candidate for the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers head coaching positions, but has not heard from either team. The 49ers have already named their new head coach in Jim Tomsula and the Falcons are expected to hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to fill that position.||1 day|
|76.||Report: Sherman (elbow) has torn ligamen...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Ed Werder reports Richard Sherman has torn ligaments in his elbow. Analysis: It's the first we've heard of any torn ligaments, but Sherman has continually insisted it's not an issue. Sherman has been practicing in full ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. Per Werder, Sherman is "improving daily," and "finished with treatment." It's possible we'll learn that Sherman is dealing with a more serious injury than he's letting on following SB XLIX.||1 day|
|77.||Colts reportedly sign ex-CFLer Duron Car...
||(Rotoworld) Colts agreed to terms with WR Duron Carter. Analysis: The deal isn't expected to be officially announced until next month, but all signs have been pointing Carter toward the Colts for weeks. Carter has been a hyped prospect for years, but couldn't make the Vikings as a 2013 undrafted free agent, due in part to character concerns. He then headed to Canada where he had a productive two-year stint for the Montreal Alouettes. Carter boasts imposing size at 6-foot-4, 200-ish pounds, but sure-thing prospects don't spend two years north of the border. He's a high-upside flier for the Colts,... (More)||1 day|
|78.||Benson releases statement on succession ...
||(Rotoworld) Saints owner Tom Benson says the decision to leave the team to his wife instead of daughter and grandchildren was a "deliberate, reasoned and difficult decision." Analysis: Benson's decision prompted an immediate lawsuit, with his daughter and grandchildren alleging that he is no longer mentally competent, and under the spell of his wife, whom he married 10 years ago. Benson insists he made every effort to groom his daughter and grandchildren to take control of the team upon his death, but that they "never rose to the task." A protracted legal battle appears likely.||1 day|
|79.||Broncos | Wade Phillips a backup plan
||(KFFL) Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips isn't the Denver Broncos' top choice as their next defensive coordinator. Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph is, but he's trying to get out of his contract with the Bengals, and the team won't know until Wednesday, Jan. 28. One option is to have Phillips serve as the defensive coordinator for a year and then move to a senior title with Joseph taking over in 2016.||1 day|
|80.||Report: Chudzinski's new deal for one ye...
||(Rotoworld) NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Colts associate head coach Rob Chudzinski's new contract is for only one year. Analysis: Per Rapsheet, Chud is the "likely heir apparent" to OC Pep Hamilton, whose name popped up in head-coaching searches this year. Be that as it may, a one-year deal keeps Chud's options open for 2016 if Hamilton doesn't move on.||1 day|
|81.||Patriots | Seattle looking to shut down Gronk
||(KFFL) New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is an offensive weapon that the Seattle Seahawks are focused on shutting down during the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll thinks his team matches up well against the All-Pro tight end, though, as LBs K.J. Wright and Bruce Irvin are "pretty tall and long" and SS Kam Chancellor is "about as big a strong safety as you can find." The Seahawks will be focused on not allowing Gronkowski and QB Tom Brady to take over the game.||1 day|
|82.||Colts | Rob Chudzinski named associate head coach
||(KFFL) Indianapolis Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski was named the associate head coach Tuesday, Jan. 27.||1 day|
||(RotoWire) Richardson's suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voids the guarantee for his $3.184 million base salary in 2015, Joel Corry of the National Football Post reports. Analysis: Richardson was suspended for the Colts' final playoff game, and he'll be suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 season, if he's still on the Indianapolis roster. It's pretty clear that he won't be on the roster, so the real issue is whether the Colts will have to eat the $3.184 million in dead money. This has been a rather unusual sequence of events, and Richardson will almost certainly file a grievance.||1 day|
|84.||Mebane expects to be 'full go' by April
||(Rotoworld) Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (hamstring surgery) expects to be "full go" by April. Analysis: Mebane tore his hamstring in early November, and required surgery. Now 30, Mebane is due $5.5 million in 2015. That's a steep price for a rotational run plugger who just missed half a season, though Mebane was among the league's better defensive tackles in 2013.||1 day|
|85.||Colts | Trent Richardson's guarantee voided
||(KFFL) Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voided the guarantee of a $3,184,062 salary in 2015.||1 day|
|86.||Thomas Davis expects deal to be addresse...
||(Rotoworld) Thomas Davis expects the Panthers to address his contract this offseason. Analysis: Going into the final year of his deal, Davis will make $7.25 million, and count $10.066 million against the cap. Amazingly, Davis has now appeared in at least 15 games each of the past three years after continual ACL woes limited him to nine total appearances between 2009-11. Not only that, he's played at a high level. With Davis going on 32, a 1-2 year extension could be in order.||1 day|
|87.||Kevin Williams will consider retirement
||(Rotoworld) Seahawks DT Kevin Williams is expected to again consider retirement this offseason. Analysis: Williams nearly hung it up last offseason before the Seahawks came calling with a one-year, $2.1 million deal in June. Going on 35, Williams played 445 snaps during the regular season, plugging the run for the NFC Champions.||1 day|
|88.||Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater bulking up
||(KFFL) Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is working on bulking up this offseason. "We know where he's going to be, what he's going to be doing, in terms of lifting," offensive coordinator Norv Turner said. "He's never going to be a real big man, but he's going to be a guy that eventually is 220-225. He played most of the year about 212, so continue to work and get stronger and put on a few more pounds, and he will gradually, but that strength, I don't want people to think I'm talking about getting his arm stronger, no."||1 day|
|89.||Stork 'hopes' to suit up for Super Bowl ...
||(Rotoworld) Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) "hopes" to be active for Super Bowl XLIX. Analysis: Stork said he's spending his week with the Patriots' training staff. Stork was listed as "limited" in the Pats' bye-week practices. Likely looking to employ a power-rushing attack against the Seahawks' elite defense, New England needs its middle man back as it goes for its fourth Super Bowl title of the Bill Belichick era.||1 day|
|90.||Ex-NYG DC Fewell joins 'Skins as DBs coa...
||(Rotoworld) Redskins hired ex-Giants DC Perry Fewell as DBs coach. Analysis: Fewell was also a candidate for the 49ers' defensive-backs job. Fewell has been coordinating defenses or coaching defensive backs in the NFL since 1998. He's a nice addition to DC Joe Barry's staff, especially since Barry himself was such an underwhelming hire.||1 day|
|91.||Colts keep Rob Chudzinksi
||(FFToday) Rob Chudzinski is officially off the market for coordinator positions around the NFL.
The Colts named Chudzinski as their associate head coach Tuesday, announcing a deal that will keep the coveted former Browns coach in Indianapolis. Chudzinski had been mentioned as a candidate for offensive coordinator positions with the Rams and 49ers, but Colts general manager Ryan Grigson had denied teams permission to interview him.||1 day|
|92.||Report: Vance Joseph first choice for DE...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Ed Werder reports Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph is the Broncos' first choice to fill their defensive-coordinator vacancy, but that Cincinnati has yet to allow an interview. Analysis: The Broncos were first connected to Joseph last week. With the Bengals apparently not budging, GM John Elway is interviewing Wade Phillips on Wednesday. Good coordinator though he is, Phillips would be another retread for Elway, who lamented his past staff's inability to take the team to the next level. Joseph would be an aggressive hire for a club that wants to mix things up.||1 day|
|93.||Broncos | Wade Phillips interviewing
||(KFFL) Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is interviewing with the Denver Broncos for their defensive coordinator position Tuesday, Jan. 27.||1 day|
|94.||Some within Cowboys like Joseph Randle
||(Rotoworld) According to ESPN Dallas, there are people within the Cowboys who believe Joseph Randle can be a 1,400-yard rusher. Analysis: Those people are likely sharing a drink with Jerry Jones, who always looks at his players with rose-colored glasses. Randle is a decent back who averaged a whopping 6.73 YPC on his 51 carries in 2014, but he's nowhere near DeMarco Murray's skill level. There are also questions about Randle as a receiver and in pass pro. Still, he's a name to monitor closely (along with Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar) as we wait to see if DeMarco bolts in free agency.||1 day|
|95.||Bears sign WR John Chiles to futures dea...
||(Rotoworld) Bears signed WR John Chiles to a reserve/future contract. Analysis: The 6'2/210 Chiles went undrafted out of Texas way back in 2011. He's had cups of coffee with the Saints and Rams, but has never caught an NFL pass. Chiles went 29-475-1 for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in 2014.||1 day|
|96.||Teddy Bridgewater on track for leap forw...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling fully expects "bigger and better things" from Teddy Bridgewater in Year 2. Analysis: Bridgewater recorded the third-highest completion percentage (64.4) and seventh-highest passer rating (85.2) by a rookie in NFL history. He did it even though Cordarrelle Patterson was a liability, Kyle Rudolph was hurt, Adrian Peterson missed 15 games and he was learning Norv Turner's offense for the first time. Over the final six weeks of the season, Bridgewater was fantasy's No. 10 QB and he'll bring serious QB2 appeal heading into 2015 -- especially i... (More)||1 day|
|97.||T-Rich's suspension voids contract guara...
||(Rotoworld) Former agent Joel Corry confirms that Trent Richardson's suspension voids the guarantees on his $3.18M 2015 base salary.||1 day|
|98.||Mike Glennon could be trade bait?
||(Rotoworld) Some around the league believe teams will be interested in trading for Mike Glennon.||1 day|
|99.||Greg Olsen hasn't had extension talks ye...
||(Rotoworld) Greg Olsen said he hasn't had any substantial contract extension talks with the Panthers yet. Analysis: Olsen's deal is not a priority as he's signed through the 2015 season. It would also be silly for the Panthers to "buy high" right now as the tight end is coming off a career-best season at age 29. We wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers make Olsen play out 2015 as a contract-year player, ensuring he's highly motivated as the No. 2 pass-game weapon behind Kelvin Benjamin.||1 day|
|100.||Corey Fuller wants to improve route-runn...
||(Rotoworld) Lions WR Corey Fuller said his offseason goal is to improve his route-running. Analysis: Fuller, a former track star that is still raw as an NFL wideout, caught just 14 passes for 212 yard with one touchdown as an NFL sophomore. He's going to have to expand his route tree if he's going to separate from the likes of T.J. Jones, Ryan Broyles and Jeremy Ross. We're not expecting it to happen, leaving Fuller as a sub-package reserve once again in 2015.||1 day|