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1.Rookie Ben Banogu will play DE full time... (Rotoworld) Colts are making second-round rookie Ben Banogu a full-time defensive end. Analysis: The Colts took a look at him at linebacker, but they'd rather have him develop as a pass rusher. The schemes will be different, but Banogu had a lot of success rushing the passer at TCU. In fact, Banogu led the Big 12 in quarterback pressures (60) last year. Banogu solidified a Day 2 pick with a 97th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. There is upside if the Colts can morph him to their attacking defense.5 hours
2.Chris Godwin: Expectations high heading into '19 (RotoWire) Head coach Bruce Arians recently reiterated an earlier statement that Godwin could log triple-digit receptions in the coming season, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Analysis: Arians originally set the lofty bar via a comment in March, and he doubled down on his public expectations in the midst of OTAs at the end of May. While a 100-catch haul for a No. 2 receiver in a Mike Evans-helmed wideout corps may ultimately be a bit ambitious, Godwin would certainly generate an impressive line in the coming season were he to mirror the same degree of year-over-year improvement he demonstrated between his rookie campaign an... (More)5 hours
3.Robbie Gould remains with family in Chic... (Rotoworld) Unsigned 49ers franchise player Robbie Gould said his "family is what’s going to dictate the decisions that I make." Analysis: Gould is at his house in Chicago training and spending time with his family. His contract situation remains unsolved with both sides staying put. In a perfect world, Gould would be kicking for the Bears, but the 49ers haven't been willing to trade him. The parties have until July 15 to come to an agreement.6 hours
4.Nick Vannett: Falls on roster bubble (RotoWire) Vannett may face competition for a roster spot, Nishant Kondepudi of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Analysis: Will Dissly (knee) seems like Seattle's only lock at tight end, with Vannett, Ed Dickson and Jacob Hollister competing for what may only be two spots. The team has been using offensive tackle George Fant as a blocking tight end, potentially reducing the need for Vannett or Dickson. In any case, the 2016 third-round pick failed to capitalize on a prime opportunity last season when injuries limited Dissly and Dickson to 14 combined appearances. Vannett posted a 29-269-3 receiving line on 43 targets while averaging 35.2 snaps in 15 ga... (More)6 hours
5.Brian Hoyer: Remains in backup mix (RotoWire) Hoyer is one of three quarterbacks CSN New England's Phil Perry expects to make the Patriots' 53-man roster. Analysis: The only real question here is whether the Patriots elect to carry one or two quarterbacks behind starter Tom Brady. Given that Jarrett Stidham was a fourth-round draft pick this past April, he looks like a roster lock. Meanwhile, Hoyer, who is under contract through the 2019 season, provides the team with an experienced backup option who knows the Patriots' schemes well and can mentor the rookie. The veteran signal-caller, who turns 34 in October, logged just two regular-season passing attempts in 2018, but Hoyer did... (More)7 hours
6.Rhett Ellison: Stands out in Engram's absence (RotoWire) Ellison took advantage of Evan Engram's injury-related absence from June minicamp, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports. Analysis: Engram was sidelined with a minor hamstring injury that's expected to clear up before the start of training camp in late July. Meanwhile, Ellison made it through the offseason program in good health, after sitting out Week 17 of last season due to a concussion. He doesn't have any guaranteed money remaining on the final two seasons of his four-year, $18 million contract, but a lack of competition for the No. 2 job at tight end puts the 30-year-old in good position to keep his roster spot.7 hours
7.Jonah Williams expected to miss season with torn labrum (FantasyPros) First-round tackle Jonah Williams will likely miss the 2019 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Analysis: Williams was selected No. 11 overall in this year's draft after a highly successful career at Alabama. He was supposed to provide much-needed protection for Andy Dalton, Joe Mixon, and company, but that will have to wait another year. Williams will likely miss all of 2019 after undergoing shoulder surgery, but he's expected to make a full recovery. Cordy Glenn could move from guard to tackle to fill in for Williams, while other changes along the offensive line will be necessary moving forward.9 hours
8.Cordy Glenn moving back to left tackle (Rotoworld) Cordy Glenn will move back to left tackle. Analysis: The Bengals announced first-round LT Jonah Williams will miss 2019 with a torn labrum, so Glenn is back protecting Andy Dalton's blindside after planning to use him at left guard this season. Depth is a concern for the Bengals offensive line, and there will be a competition at left guard now.9 hours
9.Tyreek Hill to meet with NFL officials Wednesday (FantasyPros) Tyreek Hill will reportedly meet with NFL officials in Kansas City on Wednesday regarding domestic abuse allegations. Analysis: Hill is currently banned from attending any offseason activities with the Chiefs after domestic abuse allegations were leveled on him in relation to his three-year old son's broken arm. A subsequent audio recording of Hill and his fiancée offered some disturbing commentary, though Hill is highly unlikely to face any legal actions after investigators were unable to come up with any concrete evidence directly linking Hill to his son's injury. Hill's meeting with NFL officials likely signals a swift disci... (More)9 hours
10.Bengals LT Jonah Williams likely out for... (Rotoworld) Bengals LT Jonah Williams (shoulder) will "likely" miss the 2019 season. Analysis: Williams had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, but the team is expecting their first-round pick to be fully healthy in 2020. It's another injury for a team that's been riddled with them in recent years. Cordy Glenn is now expected to slide back to left tackle for this season.10 hours
11.Jakeem Grant mentally over his leg injur... (Rotoworld) Jakeem Grant said he's "over that mental hump" of returning from his lower-leg injury. Analysis: Grant admits it was difficult to trust his leg while returning to the field earlier this offseason, but he thinks that is a thing of the past. To earn a bigger offensive role, he'll need to show well in training camp and the preseason. Grant is looking to steal snaps from DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Albert Wilson.10 hours
12.Ezekiel Elliott unlikely to receive extension this season (FantasyPros) Dan Graziano of ESPN doesn't believe Ezekiel Elliott will get a contract extension this season. Analysis: "Zeke" is under team control for two more years and it's possible he plays out his entire rookie deal before getting an extension. Dallas is prioritizing long term deals for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper at the moment. Elliott also has a less than stellar off-the-field history, which wouldn't help contract negotiations.10 hours
13.Dynasty | Tyreek Hill meeting with NFL Wednesday (Dynasty League Football) Yahoo has reported that NFL investigators are expected to meet with Tyreek Hill this week. Adam Schefter has since tweeted the meeting is expected to occur Wednesday. Analysis: It's felt like a suspension has been looming for the Kansas City receiver for some time now. Wednesday's meeting could finally provide some clarity as to how the NFL plans to handle accusations that Hill abused his child. While those charges were ultimately dropped, Hill has had a troubled past and Hill currently doesn't hold favor in the court of public op... (More)10 hours
14.Rookie Alex Barnes has struggled to get ... (Rotoworld) Titans' reporter Jim Wyatt notes "it's hard" for rookie RB Alex Barnes to get reps and to get noticed. Analysis: This was more or less expected with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis on the roster, but this means he'll have to show well with limited opportunities in training camp and the preseason. Barnes was a feature back at Kansas State, averaging 5.7 YPC while adding 20 receptions in his final season. His stock rose with impressive workouts, but he didn't play as quick and flashy as those measurements would indicate.11 hours
15.Elliott unlikely to be extended this sea... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Dan Graziano doesn't expect Ezekiel Elliott to be extended this season. Analysis: The Cowboys opened talks with Elliott this offseason, but re-signing Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott have always been higher priorities. Under team control the next two seasons, it's possible Elliott plays out his rookie contract without a new deal — a potentially smart move given Elliott's off-field history. Elliott may be a candidate for the franchise tag in 2021.12 hours
16.Jamaal Williams: Facing competition from rookie (RotoWire) Williams could face competition from sixth-round pick Dexter Williams, FOX Sports Wisconsin reports. Analysis: The rookie posted better marks in every combine drill than what his new teammate did two years ago, but the veteran should retain a role on the basis of his pass-blocking acumen if nothing else. In any case, Aaron Jones is locked in as Green Bay's lead runner, coming off back-to-back, injury-plagued seasons with 5.5 yards per carry. The Packers likely would turn to a mix of Jamaal and Dexter Williams if Jones were to miss more time this upcoming season. The team finished June minicamp with only four tailbacks on its roster, h... (More)12 hours
17.Kyler Murray: Looks ready for starting job (RotoWire) Murray impressed his Cardinals teammates during the offseason program, ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss reports. Analysis: Starting right guard Justin Pugh said Murray lives up to the hype, and left guard J.R. Sweezy -- formerly of the Seahawks -- said he sees "hundreds of similarities" between the rookie and Russell Wilson. Running back David Johnson also jumped on the hype train, noting that Murray is faster, quicker and more accurate than he'd expected. With no competition for the starting job, the No. 1 overall pick will dominate first-team reps throughout training camp and preseason as he gears up for a Week 1 start against the Lions. Hi... (More)13 hours
18.Darrel Williams: Facing backup competition (RotoWire) Williams shared backfield reps with Damien Williams, Carlos Hyde and Darwin Thompson during the offseason program, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports. Analysis: Darrel Williams caught on as an undrafted rookie last year and had a late-season stretch as the Chiefs' No. 2 running back after Kareem Hunt was cut and Spencer Ware was injured. Both players found new teams in the offseason, but Kansas City brought in Hyde and Thompson to compete for depth roles, leaving Darrel Williams on the roster bubble... (More)14 hours
19.Seahawks DT Jarran Reed on track for cam... (Rotoworld) Seahawks DT Jarran Reed (sports-hernia surgery) is on track for training camp. Analysis: Reed is ahead of schedule after getting in some reps at minicamp. He's only a month removed from surgery but is recovering well. Coming off a breakout year, the Seahawks could look to extend Reed before Week 1.14 hours
20.A'Shawn Robinson struggling with conditi... (Rotoworld) Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson struggled with conditioning at minicamp. Analysis: Robinson has been dealing with a knee injury that may be partly to blame. It's not a great sign after he took a step back last year, though Robinson is mostly a space eater. Robinson should be fine for the start of training camp.14 hours
21.Mike Remmers not a lock for training cam... (Rotoworld) Giants RT Mike Remmers (back) isn't a lock to be ready for training camp. Analysis: Remmers missed the entire offseason recovering from surgery. He'll be in a race to get cleared for the start of camp, where the Giants figure to move him slowly. Remmers' Week 1 status isn't in doubt.14 hours
22.Hayden Hurst questionable for training c... (Rotoworld) Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (hamstring) is questionable for training camp. Analysis: Hurst got in some minicamp reps but still isn't fully over his hamstring issues. It's a concern after foot surgery cost him four games last year. Hurst added 20-pounds of muscle this offseason and is hoping the added weight will help him stay healthy.15 hours
23.Andre Ellington: Chances improve with Wilson release (RotoWire) Ellington is one of five running backs currently remaining on the Buccaneers' roster following last Friday's release of Shaun Wilson, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. Analysis: The veteran reunited with former Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians back on Feb. 19, when he inked a free-agent deal with the Buccaneers after spending 2018 out of the NFL. Ellington, a 2013 sixth-round pick, beat the odds over his first two seasons in Arizona, rushing for 1,312 yards, adding another 766 through the air, and scoring nine total touchdowns (six rushing, three receiving). However, after a pair of forgettable campaigns in 2016 and 20... (More)1 day
24.Fletcher Cox: On track for training camp (RotoWire) Cox (foot) said Monday that his goal is "to be ready for training camp," Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Analysis: Cox continues to rehab from offseason foot surgery and still appears on track for a July 24 training camp return after missing spring workouts. The veteran defensive tackle is coming off an impressive 2018 campaign in which he notched a career-high 10.5 sacks across 16 games.1 day
25.Taylor Gabriel: Hoping to build on career year (RotoWire) Gabriel has improved his connection with Mitchell Trubisky this offseason, Alyssa Barbiere of USA Today reports. Analysis: Not only was Gabriel learning a new offense last year, but he also was working with Trubisky for the first time. The development didn't stop Gabriel from posting a career-high 67 receptions and 688 yards, though he topped 33 yards just once over the last five games of the season. While he's displayed improved chemistry with his quarterback, he may struggle to see much of an increase on the 93 targets he saw in 2018, especially with Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller (shoulder), Tarik Cohen, Trey Burton (sports hernia)... (More)1 day
26.Adam Shaheen: Emphasis on health in 2019 (RotoWire) Shaheen has focused on maintaining his health this offseason, Hub Arkush of the Daily Herald reports. Analysis: After missing three games as a rookie, Shaheen sat out 10 additional contests last year due to an ankle injury. While he's enjoying a healthy offseason, he'll try to maintain his standing as the Bears' second-string tight end. A strong preseason could help him earn playing time as a receiving option, especially if starter Trey Burton's recovery from sports hernia surgery lingers. For now, though, it's unlikely that Shaheen will be much of a fantasy factor to start the season.1 day
27.Devin White: As good as advertised thus far (RotoWire) White, the fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft, has lived up to the level of expectations inherent in his draft position this offseason, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Analysis: The highly versatile linebacker has developed a grasp of new coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme quickly, with Vitali reporting that White doesn't look the part of a rookie. The LSU product regularly relayed calls to the defense during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Moreover, White has remained engaged when on the sidelines, often calling out advice to his on-field teammates based on how the offense lines up ahead of a play. The Buccane... (More)1 day
28.Tyreek Hill: To meet with NFL investigators (RotoWire) Hill will meet with NFL investigators this week, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. Analysis: Hill has been suspended from all team activities since late April, with the Chiefs seemingly waiting for the NFL to come to a decision before taking further action. The forthcoming meeting between Hill and NFL investigators suggests that a ruling is drawing near, and some light should soon be shed on the 25-year-old's situation for the 2019 season. Though Hill is no longer under criminal investigation, it remains a distinct possibility that the league could hand the Pro Bowl wideout a suspension.1 day
29.NFL training camp dates released (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter released rookie and veteran training camp report dates. Analysis: Rookies will be reporting to their camps between July 17 and July 26. Most veterans report one week after the rookies show up. As always, it will be a glorious time for blurbs. If we are lucky, there will be a couple of DeVante Parker "lighting up camp" blurbs. Another thing to look forward to is when the Raiders and Rams joint practices, which should be great on Hard Knocks.1 day
30.Tyreek Hill: Could receive suspension in July (RotoWire) The Chiefs believe Hill could receive a suspension from the NFL as soon as next month, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: No longer under criminal investigation, Hill remains indefinitely suspended by the Chiefs, who seem hesitant to take any action without knowing how the NFL will handle the situation. A report from Tom Pelissero of NFL.com in early June suggested the team likely would reinstate Hill before the start of training camp July 27. The 25-year-old wide receiver was held out for the entire offseason program, including OTAs in May and mandatory minicamp in June.1 day
31.Tyreek Hill to meet with NFL this week (FFToday) Investigators from the National Football League will conduct “multiple interviews” with Chiefs wide receiver this week, according to two sources close to the situation. The interviews indicate the NFL is ready to move forward and make a decision on Hill’s future in football. Two weeks ago, Sports Radio 810 reported that neither Hill or Espinal was responsible for their three-year-old son’s broken arm, but they both told authorities they disciplined their child with their hands and a belt. Analysis: Sounds like the league an Hill will finally meet and begin to move this process forward. It sounds like once the two si... (More)1 day
32.Amari Cooper sets sights on 2,000-yard season (FantasyPros) One of Amari Cooper's goals for his first full season as a Cowboy is to hit 2,000 yards receiving. Analysis: In an interview given to ProFootball Talk PM, Cooper said that one of his goals for 2019 was to become the first NFL receiver to go for 2,000 yards in a single season. He played just nine games for Dallas last season, racking up 53 receptions for 725 yards and six TDs. Those numbers work out to 94 receptions, 1,289 yards, and 11 TDs over a full 16-game schedule, which would have been good for WR8 in half-PPR scoring in 2018. Cooper's goal is lofty to be sure, considering the run-first nature of the offense with Ezekiel El... (More)1 day
33.Amari wants to be a Cowboy for 'a long t... (Rotoworld) Amari Cooper said he wants to be a Cowboy for "a long time." Analysis: Cooper insists he "isn't thinking" about his contract, which expires at the end of this season. Despite making little headway in extension talks, it's clear the 25-year-old seems himself staying in Dallas long-term. "I do want to be a Dallas Cowboy for a long time," said the three-time Pro Bowler. "I love the organization. I love everything we have going on." Cooper enjoyed a rebirth in Dallas last year, totaling 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games after arriving in a mid... (More)1 day
34.'Odds are against' Adams making Eagles r... (Rotoworld) Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia concedes "the odds are against" Josh Adams making the Eagles' final roster. Analysis: Adams led Philadelphia in rushing yards as an undrafted rookie last year, but that was before the Eagles acquired Jordan Howard from Chicago and used a second-round pick on Penn State standout Miles Sanders. The 22-year-old Notre Dame alum exceeded expectations as a rookie but limped to the finish line by averaging a meager 2.7 yards per carry over his final three games. Adams impressed as a ball-carrier in 2018 but proved limited in other areas, failing... (More)1 day
35.Amari Cooper aiming for 2,000 yards rece... (Rotoworld) Amari Cooper told ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio his goal is to reach 2,000 yards receiving in 2019. Analysis: That would top the single-season mark held by Lions great Calvin Johnson. To put that in perspective, Cooper's current career-high in yards is 1,153. Cooper is certainly capable of putting up huge numbers but 2,000 yards is probably pushing it. The 2015 first-rounder finds himself on the WR1/2 borderline heading into the final year of his rookie contract.1 day
36.Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf a quick study (Rotoworld) Russell Wilson has been encouraged by how quickly second-round WR DK Metcalf has picked up the Seahawks' offense. Analysis: Much has been made of Metcalf's physical gifts—he blazed a 4.33 forty at 6'3"/228 leading up to the draft—but what's really stood out to Wilson is the rookie's football IQ. "He's really intelligent. He really understands the game really well," said Seattle's long-time signal-caller. "He takes coaching really well. He gets extra work. He's a legit pro wide receiver." Metcalf nearly fell out of the second round as many questioned his hands a... (More)1 day
37.Fletcher Cox still on track for training... (Rotoworld) Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (foot) still anticipates being ready for the start of training camp. Analysis: "Everything is going good," the four-time Pro Bowler told WAPT in an interview over the weekend. "Doctors got a schedule and I’m following what they’re doing." Cox sat out OTAs while recovering from offseason foot surgery but it looks like he'll be a go for the start of training camp next month. Among defensive tackles, only Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald earned higher marks from ProFootballFocus than Cox did in 2018.1 day
38.Adam Shaheen: Sheds weight to improve durability (RotoWire) Shaheen lost seven pounds during the offseason, focusing on flexibility and core strength in an effort to avoid future injuries, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The 2017 second-round pick has missed 13 games through two NFL seasons, dealing with foot, ankle, chest and head injuries. Shaheen played the final five weeks of last season and then replaced Trey Burton (sports hernia) as Chicago's top tight end for a playoff loss to Philadelphia, but the 24-year-old acknowledges that he wasn't in the best shape at the time, still working his way back to full strength after he spent the first 10 weeks of the campaign on injured... (More)1 day
39.Taylor Gabriel: Showing major growth (RotoWire) Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey said Gabriel has shown "huge growth" since last offseason, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Furrey suggests Gabriel needed some time to buy into the importance of detail in coach Matt Nagy's offense, with the wide receiver initially believing he could get by on speed alone. Gabriel enjoyed back-to-back 100-yard games early last season, but he then averaged just 3.6 catches for 35 yards in his final 11 contests, failing to score a touchdown after Week 6. While a second year in the same offense may help his efficiency, Gabriel faces a challenge to match his 2018 volume (93 targets)... (More)1 day
40.Allen Robinson: Enjoys healthy offseason (RotoWire) Robinson was healthy throughout the offseason program, JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Analysis: Robinson's first offseason in Chicago was devoted to rehabbing from the ACL tear he suffered in Week 1 of 2017. As is often the case in a player's first year back from major surgery, he struggled with both health and consistency in 2018, missing three games with injuries (groin, rib) and falling shy of 50 yards in five others. He finally looked like the best version of himself by the end of the campaign, posting a 6-85-1 receiving line in his last regular-season game and a 10-143-1 line in a playoff loss to Philadelphia. Now b... (More)1 day
41.Mitchell Trubisky: Comfortable with Nagy (RotoWire) Trubisky feels much more confident in his second season under coach Matt Nagy, John Kampf of The News-Herald reports. Analysis: The core of the Chicago offense looks quite similar to last season, only with Mike Davis and David Montgomery replacing Jordan Howard in the backfield while Cordarrelle Patterson potentially adds a new wrinkle to both the passing game and rushing attack. The offseason moves show an emphasis on versatility, with the Bears presumably hoping to use their running backs as receiving threats and their wide receivers as occasional ballcarriers. Trubisky's individual growth will be the most important factor, but ther... (More)1 day
42.Tyreek Hill could be suspended next mont... (Rotoworld) According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, the Chiefs believe Tyreek Hill could be suspended by the NFL as soon as next month. Analysis: The Chiefs barred Hill from offseason activities in the wake of child abuse allegations, though barring further evidence, it looks like he'll avoid criminal charges. While the expectation is that Hill will be reinstated ahead of next month's training camp, a suspension for violating the league's code of conduct remains a distinct possibility. He could be facing a punishment similar to the eight-game ban Kareem Hunt received for a domestic violence incide... (More)1 day
43.Robinson wants Mariota to protect himsel... (Rotoworld) Titans GM Jon Robinson wants Marcus Mariota to avoid unnecessary hits. Analysis: Injuries have cost Mariota eight games since his arrival in 2015 and limited his effectiveness in several others. Mariota has often put himself in harm's way by trying to extend plays, though Robinson would rather the fifth-year quarterback embrace the team's "live to play another play" philosophy. "If you feel the pocket coming down on you and you take off running, and the ‘backer is coming off of coverage and he’s coming screaming at you, throw the ball away," said Robinson. "It... (More)1 day
44.Ahkello Witherspoon: Competing for starting gig (RotoWire) Witherspoon could compete with Jason Verrett (Achilles) for the starting cornerback spot opposite Richard Sherman, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Analysis: Verrett is rehabbing from an Achilles injury he sustained nearly a year ago, but is on track to return for the start of training camp. Witherspoon has appeared in 26 games for San Francisco over the last two seasons, racking up 69 tackles (58 solo), 11 broken-up passes, and two interceptions. Maiocco's report claims that the Colorado product had a "very good" offseason program and is poised to claim the starting role from Verrett.2 days
45.Devin Funchess: Making good impression (RotoWire) Coach Frank Reich said he was pleased with what he saw from Funchess during the offseason program, while Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan believes the wide receiver was inconsistent during the handful of practices open to the media. Analysis: Benched by Carolina down the stretch last season, Funchess bounced back strong with a one-year, $10 million contract from Indianapolis at the very beginning of free agency. Reich said he urged his front office to sign Funchess, noting that the 25-year-old shows impressive quickness and route-running skill for a wideout his size. Reich doubled down on the positive evaluation last week, specifically poi... (More)2 days
46.Sony Michel: Running at full speed (RotoWire) Michel (knee) has been running at full speed and is making good progress in his recovery from arthroscopic surgery, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The second-year pro is working out at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center in Foxborough, hoping to improve the range of motion in his knee and become a more explosive runner. Michel had minor surgery at some point during the offseason, participating in team activities through April and at least part of May before sitting out June minicamp. His mounting history of knee injuries has contributed to speculation about rookie third-round pick Damien Harris stealing carries or even th... (More)2 days
47.Dynasty | Sony Michel at full speed (Dynasty League Football) Michael Giardi reports via Twitter that Sony Michel has been running at "full tilt" Analysis: Michel, much like Toddy Gurley, has seen his ADP (41) slide in recent weeks as reports emerged he had his knee scoped and missed a significant portion of OTAs. Michel, who has a history of knee issues, did miss time but appears to have regained his form quickly. Regardless, dynasty owners have no appetite for risk, especially in 2019 and are selling first and asking questions second, potentially providing for risk-reward opportunities for co... (More)2 days
48.Bengals QB Jeff Driskel is a cut candida... (Rotoworld) Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson believes Jeff Driskel is a cut candidate if rookie QB Ryan Finley shows well in the preseason. Analysis: Finley is mentally ready for the backup job, but he reportedly needs to show the coaching staff that he has the physical tools. The reality is the Bengals are very likely to keep Finley on the active roster regardless of how he plays in the preseason after spending a fourth-round pick on him. Driskel will need the Bengals to keep three quarterbacks active to survive cuts.2 days
49.Dynasty | Todd Gurley injury skepticism (Dynasty League Football) Former Rams head coach, Jeff Fisher, appeared on NFL Network on Thursday and expressed skepticism about Todd Gurley's "arthritic component" in his knee. Analysis: Specifically, Fisher called Gurley's trainer's report "unusual" in that trainers don't usually "go public with respect to the condition of [his] client". Primarily, it is the responsibility of the team to provide injury notification, information and updates for any player. The Rams continue to largely ignore conjecture about Gurley... (More)2 days
50.One of the 49ers' RBs to be a healthy sc... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco believes one of Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, or Matt Breida will be a healthy scratch in the regular season. Analysis: This is just a numbers game. Maiocco said it's "difficult to envision" the 49ers keeping four backs active, and specialists Kyle Juszczyk (full back) and Raheem Mostert (special teams) will likely take two of those spots. As it stands, Coleman is the "odds-on favorite to be the closest thing the 49ers have to a lead back," meaning training camp and preseason reps will be paramount for McKinnon and Breida.2 days
51.Ravens giving Trace McSorley punt return... (Rotoworld) Ravens rookie QB Trace McSorley has been taking reps as a punt returner. Analysis: McSorley called his new role "interesting" and didn't stop there. "It's had its ups and downs, obviously the first couple times doing it, but it's going well. I'm looking forward to be able to come out and do anything that I can, especially in the special teams aspect for the team." The sixth-rounder could be moved all over the field--wild cat, running back, tight end, slot receiver, returner, kick coverage--but don't expect him to compete for the actual starting quarterback job. The Ra... (More)2 days
52.Reich 'very encouraged' by Funchess' (Rotoworld) Colts coach Frank Reich came away "very encouraged" with Devin Funchess' performance at OTAs. Analysis: That's a surprising sentiment as Funchess' offseason work brought "mixed results," according to beat reporter Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan. Of course, all of that came without top signal-caller Andrew Luck, who sat out OTAs with a nagging calf injury. "For a big guy for his size we’ve said he’s got good feet and he’s got good body control," Reich noted. "So I was just really encouraged by his progress." Funchess is in line to be Indy's No. 2 re... (More)2 days
53.LaFleur and Rodgers already at odds in G... (Rotoworld) New Packers coach Matt LaFleur has implied Aaron Rodgers will not have complete control at the line of scrimmage. Analysis: NFL.com's Michael Silver explored this subject in an article last week. "We're running a system I first picked up while working with Kyle (Shanahan) in Houston a decade ago, and we've never really had a quarterback who's had complete freedom to change plays at the line, because that's not really the way the offense is set up," the first-year head honcho explained. Rodgers, who had almost completely autonomy over the offense during Mike McCarthy's reign as h... (More)2 days
54.Sony Michel running ‘full tilt’ after knee scope (FantasyPros) Michel is progressing nicely following an offseason arthroscopic procedure on his knee. Analysis: Michel is reportedly coming along according to schedule after a recent knee scope, and he's been spending time with Tom Brady's TB12 Sports to aid in the recovery process. Michel is still expected back for training camp, but his health concerns and the presence of rookie Damien Harris suggest a likely reduction in workload from last season.2 days
55.Solder expects to be ready for start of ... (Rotoworld) Giants LT Nate Solder (ankle) said there's "no reason to think" he won't be ready for the start of training camp next month. Analysis: Solder is "progressing really nicely" from his offseason ankle scope and should be recovered well in advance of training camp, which opens July 26 at the team's facility in East Rutherford. The ex-Patriot was a disappointment in his debut season for the Giants, earning poor marks from ProFootballFocus despite netting the second-highest salary in the league among tackles. He'll hope to do better in year two of his New York tenure.2 days
56.Devonta Freeman: Looking good during offseason (RotoWire) Coach Dan Quinn said Freeman looks like his old self again, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official website reports. "He was another one who had so much to prove and to get back out on the field and to recapture his energy and style so quickly," Quinn said. "I was very happy to see that. He looks so much like himself." Analysis: Entering Year 2 of a five-year, $41.25 million extension, Freeman returned from season-ending groin surgery to participate in OTAs and June minicamp. Between the contract and Tevin Coleman's departure for San Francisco, the Falcons have every incentive to reinstall Freeman as a heavily featured part of their of... (More)2 days
57.Sony progressing quickly from knee scope (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports Sony Michel (knee) has been running at "full tilt." Analysis: Michel seems to be making quick progress from his knee scope. He's been receiving treatment at the TB12 facility in Foxboro. The Patriots have said all along that they expect Michel back for the start of training camp and so far there's nothing to suggest that won't happen. Michel's long history of knee issues coupled with the arrival of third-round rookie Damien Harris make him a risky fantasy investment.2 days
58.Keenan Allen: Returns healthy (RotoWire) Allen participated in the Chargers' offseason program, Ricky Henne of the team's official website reports. Analysis: Allen didn't appear to have any offseason limitations after suffering a knee bruise at the Pro Bowl in January. He's locked in as the top receiving weapon in an efficient offense, but even with Tyrell Williams leaving for Oakland, the Chargers have a deep group of skill-position players that demand touches. Mike Williams and tight end Hunter Henry both are popular breakout candidates for good reason, while Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler form one of the better backfield duos in the NFL. Allen will always be a priority, ... (More)2 days
59.Austin Ekeler: Focused on route running (RotoWire) Ekeler said he will focus on his route running this summer. Analysis: Ekeler often replaces Melvin Gordon on passing downs, though the latter also gets plenty of work as a receiver. Their roles should look much the same in 2019, considering undrafted rookie Jeremy Cox was the only offseason addition to the Los Angeles backfield. Ekeler's career marks of 5.3 yards per carry and 7.8 per target rank as elite by RB standards, but he was limited to 3.2 YPC and 3.8 YPT in three starts last season, failing to approach his usual efficiency when tasked with a larger workload (40 carries, 20 targets in those three games).2 days
60.Jake Butt (ACL) expects to be ready for ... (Rotoworld) Jake Butt (ACL) anticipates he'll be ready for next month's training camp. Analysis: Butt, who is coming off his third ACL tear after suffering the same injury in both high school and college, expects to have his reps managed throughout camp. "I can’t imagine I would go from not playing football to doing everything," said the third-year tight end. "I’m sure there’ll be some plan in place so I’m not taking a million reps." Butt's Week 1 status isn't in doubt, though the 23-year-old will likely be competing with Jeff Heuerman for backup reps behind newly installed s... (More)2 days
61.Michel progressing quickly from knee scope (FFToday) Multiple sources say that is progressing quickly since his most recent arthroscopic knee surgery and has been running full tilt. The 2nd year RB has also been spending considerable time at @TB12sports like so many before - and after - have/will. Analysis: Michel missed minicamp with knee issues but is expected to be ready for training camp. Michel racked up 209 carries last season as an early-down pounder in New England's offense but the drafting of could ding Michel's workload knocking him off his RB2 status in Non-PPR leagues in 2019. The Patriots have plenty of depth at the position including and .2 days
62.TE Jake Butt expected to be ready for camp (FFToday) TE Jake Butt said he’ll be ready for training camp. Had ACL and meniscus surgery in October. Most important part of this story is @JakeButtTE having ACL canal widened to help prevent injury in the future. they’be addressed root cause. Far more significant than ACL repair. Analysis: Butt sustained his latest ACL injury last Sept. 27, his third ACL injury overall. Butt will likely be limited in camp but has some weekly TE streamer value if he's able to stay healthy this season. He'll have to fight for targets with rookie TE Noah Fant.3 days
63.Jack: My contract will 'take care of its... (Rotoworld) Jaguars LB Myles Jack said his contract "will take care of itself" after the season. Analysis: Jack's started in 42 of a possible 48 games since being drafted by the Jags in 2016 but heads into the final year of his rookie deal without an extension on the table. With Telvin Smith officially out for the entirety of this season, Jack will have every-down opportunity to lead Jacksonville's defense back to 2017 prominence while manning the middle of the field. The 23-year-old is currently set to make $1.3 million before entering free agency in the spring.3 days
64.Marvin Jones (knee) misses entire off-season program (FantasyPros) Marvin Jones (knee) missed the Lions' entire off-season program. Analysis: Jones missed the end of last season with a bone bruise in his knee. He got in some side work during OTAs but was never fully cleared to practice. He remains on track for training camp but can no longer be viewed as the team's number one wideout with Kenny Golladay's recent ascension.3 days
65.Trevor Williams: Competing for starting spot (RotoWire) Williams (knee) will be competing with Michael Davis for the No. 2 starting spot opposite Casey Hayward, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports. Analysis: The 25-year-old played in nine games last season, ultimately losing his starting job prior to being placed on IR in large part due to a lingering knee injury that sapped Williams of his quickness. The fourth-year player appears to be fully healthy, with head coach Anthony Lynn acknowledging his renewed confidence, particularly when making cuts. Considering the Chargers like to deploy Desmond King as the slot corner, whoever loses the battle between Williams and Davis for th... (More)3 days
66.Wilson facing 'uphill battle' to make te... (Rotoworld) NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports RB Jeff Wilson faces an "uphill climb" to win a roster spot. Analysis: With Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon, Raheem Mostert, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk all capable of playing the position, Wilson's the most obvious outlier of the group. The second-year UDFA still flashed with 66/266 rushing in his late-season run for Breida last season and will likely get a good look from other teams during preseason play.3 days
67.Chargers WR Scott vying to start for LA? (Rotoworld) Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said WR Artavis Scott has "picked up where he left off." Analysis: "I thought Artavis was having a heck of an offseason for us last year before he got hurt," Lynn said. "He has picked up where he left off." The second-year UDFA was forced to miss his entire rookie campaign after injuring his ankle in the preseason but will likely start behind Travis Benjamin as the team's fourth receiver out of camp. Scott profiles as a slot wideout, so he'll likely be stricken to special teams barring an injury to Keenan Allen.3 days
68.Jones eyeing a potential mid-season trad... (Rotoworld) Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett suggests Marvin Jones' future with the Lions "doesn't seem long." Analysis: Birkett adds that he personally can't imagine the Lions moving on from Jones, but admits the 29-year-old's future with the team seems murky considering coach Matt Patricia moved on from other notable players who didn't agree with his coaching style, in particular Golden Tate. Jones is due an extremely reasonable $13 million over the next two seasons, so Detroit would be outright foolish to send him packing. Even so, a slow start to the year could signal the end of Jones'... (More)3 days
69.Justin Jackson: Little competition added (RotoWire) Jackson is benefiting from the extra reps with Melvin Gordon (holdout) not at OTAs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: After spending last season as the No. 3 back on the depth chart, Jackson has been an early standout during the summer, utilizing the extra snaps left over from Gordon, who was absent during OTAs as he seeks a contract extension. The Northwestern product, who saw limited action in his rookie season after injuries to Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (concussion), will likely be primed for a repeat role considering the team added little competition to the depth chart.3 days
70.Anthony Firkser: Not completely healthy (RotoWire) Firkser is dealing with an undisclosed injury, but working his way through it at minicamp, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports. Analysis: Firkser has been wearing a yellow jersey during practice, which indicates he is still working his way back from an injury. He saw a relatively healthy amount of playing time last season due to injuries on the depth chart ahead of him, but he is no lock to make the final roster again this season. Thus, a healthy beginning to training camp will be a good start for the 24-year-old.3 days
71.Jake Butt: Will participate in training camp (RotoWire) Butt (knee) will be cleared to participate in training camp, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Analysis: Butt, who tore his ACL for the third time in the last five years, has played in just three games since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A report surfaced at the end of March that Butt wouldn't be able to practice until sometime in August, so it's encouraging to see the team confident the injury-prone tight end can take part immediately. The Broncos are expected to slowly transition Butt back into the fold, but the 23-year-old could be fighting for a roster spot after the team re-signed Jeff Heuerman... (More)3 days
72.Nat Berhe open to re-signing with Steele... (Rotoworld) Free agent Nat Berhe is open to re-signing with the Steelers. Analysis: Berhe was limited to four games before landing on IR last year. He's healthy but hasn't had any interest this offseason. Berhe should land a non-guaranteed deal before training camp.3 days
73.Marvin Jones: Did not practice in OTAs (RotoWire) Jones (knee) did not practice in summer OTAs, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Jones spent the majority of his time working to rehab from a knee injury that put the 29-year-old wideout on injured reserve in late November. The Lions brought in two veteran receivers, Danny Amendola and Jermaine Kearse, in the offseason, but neither should threaten Jones' status as the No. 2 option behind Kenny Golladay (chest) should he return to full health.3 days
74.Mike Remmers still recovering from surge... (Rotoworld) Giants RT Mike Remmers (back) didn't participate in any offseason workouts. Analysis: Remmers is still recovering from back surgery. There hasn't been much concern over his status, but Remmers isn't a lock to be cleared for the start of training camp. The Giants are counting on a healthy Remmers to be a Week 1 starter.3 days
75.John Ursua candidate for slot role (Rotoworld) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said seventh-round WR John Ursua is a candidate to play the slot. Analysis: "He started to show us the kind of quicks and change-of-direction stuff that made him one of the big scorers in college football last year," Carroll said on Ursua's offseason. "You can see it, he's got a real style to him. He's a slot guy, he really is that mold." With Doug Baldwin gone, Ursua has a chance at taking over the slot, but he's part of a crowded rookie cast. The Seahawks depth chart behind Tyler Lockett likely won't be settled until deep into training ca... (More)3 days
76.Marvin Jones missed entire offseason (Rotoworld) Marvin Jones (knee) missed the entire offseason program. Analysis: Jones got in some side work at OTAs but wasn't cleared to practice. He looks on track for training camp, but his status can't be taken for granted. With Kenny Golladay taking over the No. 1 role and the additions of Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson, Jones's target share is likely going to take a hit.3 days
77.Trey Quinn locks down slot role (Rotoworld) Coach Jay Gruden said second-year WR Trey Quinn has "taken over the inside slot role." Analysis: Quinn was one of the standouts of the offseason program. He's locked down the slot job and it wouldn't be surprising if he leads the Redskins in targets. Quinn has durability concerns after missing 13 games last year, but he has some breakout appeal if he stays healthy.3 days
78.Demarcus Robinson: Gaining offensive responsibilities (RotoWire) Robinson has upped his offensive responsibilities this offseason, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: This shouldn't come as a major surprise with Tyreek Hill unavailable due to an indefinite suspension. Although he was just lightly involved in the offense last postseason, Robinson seems the most likely candidate to step in early in the season should Hill miss time. Taylor notes that rookie Mecole Hardman's role will likely expand as his understanding of the offense grows, which may eventually carve into Robinson's snaps. As long as Robinson is in the starting lineup for the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs, he may be worthy of c... (More)4 days
79.Justin Davis: Fighting for roster spot (RotoWire) Davis seemingly finds himself in a competition with John Kelly for the final roster spot in Los Angeles' backfield, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Even with Todd Gurley fighting through knee issues, it seems the Rams' backfield has become fairly crowded. Malcolm Brown signed a two-year contract March 22 and the Rams selected Darrell Henderson in the third round of the 2019 Draft, and both seem like the clear choices for any reps not given to Gurley this season. That leaves Davis to compete directly with John Kelly for the final spot in the backfield. Kelly appeared in four games last season, recording 29 touches... (More)4 days
80.Sammy Watkins: Stars in offseason program (RotoWire) Watkins performed well in the Chiefs' offseason program, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: In the absence of Tyreek Hill, who is indefinitely suspended from team activities, it may fall on Watkins to lead the Chiefs' wide receiver group. He's no stranger to being the head of the class at his position; the 26-year-old wideout held that role with the Bills during the majority of his tenure with the team. If he can stay healthy, Watkins figures to be the primary target of Patrick Mahomes while Hill is unavailable, and Watkins has flashed the ability to be just that in the past, racking up 1,047 receiving yards and nine touc... (More)4 days
81.Benny Cunningham on track for roster spo... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Daniel Popper believes Benny Cunningham has an inside track for a roster spot. Analysis: Cunningham was signed for his special teams, but he has the pass-catching skills to play the T.J. Yeldon role in Jacksonville's offense. His roster odds increased with fifth-round RB Ryquell Armstrong (leg) sidelined. Alfred Blue, Thomas Rawls, and UDFA Taj McGowan are the Jaguars only other healthy backs behind Leonard Fournette.4 days
82.Shaun Wilson: Cut by Bucs (RotoWire) The Buccaneers waived Wilson (undisclosed) on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Wilson caught on with the Bucs as an undrafted rookie last year, playing 51 snaps on special teams and 22 on offense in five games, before a shoulder injury sent him to injured reserve in November. He then was sidelined for June minicamp with an unspecified injury, missing out on a key opportunity to make a good impression on Tampa's new coaching staff. The team is left with five running backs on its roster -- Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Andre Ellington, Dare Ogunbowale and undrafted rookie Bruce Anderson.4 days
83.Darren Waller impressing coaching staff (Rotoworld) Raiders coach Jon Gruden said TE Darren Waller has been "one of our most impressive players." Analysis: "He's not been brought up as a tight end, but he has made a lot of progress," said Gruden. "He's got some big shoes to fill, I know he respects that, but he's versatile, smart, fast. He wants to do good." This isn't the first time the Raiders have talked up Waller this offseason. Waller is the frontrunner to replace Jared Cook, but he comes with a very low floor. Luke Willson, Derek Carrier, Erik Swoope, and fourth-round rookie Foster Moreau will push Wall... (More)4 days
84.Michael Thomas reportedly seeking $22 million per season (FantasyPros) Michael Thomas is reportedly seeking $22 million per season in his contract talks with the Saints. Analysis: New Orleans is wanting to offer $18 million annually. ESPN had previously reported the Saints are willing to make him the highest paid receiver in the league and the two sides remain interested in getting a deal done by training camp.4 days
85.Devonta Freeman looks like 'himself' this off-season (FantasyPros) Falcons coach Dan Quinn says Devonta Freeman "looks like himself" this off-season. Analysis: Freeman played in just two games while batting injuries last season. At 27 years old it wouldn't be a surprise to think his body is breaking down due to his physical running style. However, Freeman has reportedly looked great during spring practices, and he has plenty of opportunity with Tevin Coleman now with the 49ers. If Freeman stays healthy he should be a valuable fantasy asset in 2019.4 days
86.Quinn: Devonta Freeman looking like hims... (Rotoworld) Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman has looked like "himself" this offseason. Analysis: Freeman barely saw the field while battling a groin injury last year but hasn't shown any ill effects this offseason, impressing throughout OTAs. Quinn was complementary of Freeman's resilience throughout his rehab, making note of his "mental toughness." "He was another one who had so much to prove and to get back out on the field and to recapture his energy and style so quickly," said the Falcons coach. "I was very happy to see that." Freeman faces dur... (More)4 days
87.Buccaneers throw in the towel on Shaun W... (Rotoworld) Buccaneers waived RB Shaun Wilson. Analysis: Undrafted out of Duke, Wilson logged 22 offensive snaps as a rookie while also seeing time on special teams. The 23-year-old sat out the team's' recent minicamp with an undisclosed injury. With Wilson's time in Tampa coming to an end, the Bucs will move forward with a backfield consisting of Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones and Andre Ellington.4 days
88.Ty Montgomery coming off 'strong spring' (Rotoworld) Brian Costello of the New York Post noted Ty Montgomery had a "strong spring." Analysis: The first-year Jet saw a big workload with Le'Veon Bell absent for most of OTAs. Costello feels Montgomery's versatility makes him a "good fit" in Adam Gase's offense and considers him the early favorite for kick returning duties in East Rutherford. The 26-year-old seems to be making the most of his opportunity with the Jets coming off frustrating tenures with Green Bay and Baltimore, though even if Montgomery cracks the 53-man roster, he'll just be fighting for scraps behind Bell... (More)4 days
89.Brandin Cooks: Fine-tuning game heading into 2019 (RotoWire) Cooks worked on improving his route running and timing with quarterback Jared Goff during the Rams' offseason program, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. Analysis: Cooks has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive campaigns and also paced the NFL with an 82.1 catch rate on targets between 10 and 19 yards last year, per Pro Football Focus. He's an established threat attached to a dangerous offense, and the 25-year-old receiver has proved to be incredibly durable by suiting up for all 16 games each of the past four seasons. Cooks' efforts to improve his chemistry with Goff only raise his already high fantasy floor.4 days
90.Brandon Brooks (Achilles) resumes runnin... (Rotoworld) Eagles RG Brandon Brooks (Achilles) was shown running on a video posted to Twitter. Analysis: Brooks was also seen moving laterally in a a drill simulating offensive line movements. Clearly the 29-year-old is coming along nicely in his recovery from a torn Achilles. It's too early to determine if he'll be ready for Week 1 though it seems Brooks is trending in the right direction.4 days
91.Michael Thomas: Far apart in contract talks (RotoWire) Thomas and the Saints are still far apart in extension negotiations, Jeff Duncan of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: Thomas reportedly wants $22 million per season, while the Saints are angling for around $18 million, which would put him close to Odell Beckham Jr. and a little ahead of Antonio Brown. The 25-year-old wideout currently is traveling in Europe, and he hasn't made any noise about a potential holdout as he prepares for the final season of his rookie contract. It may be hard to settle on a price when both sides know that A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Amari Cooper also are in the process of discussing extension... (More)4 days
92.Josh Reynolds: Working with starters again (RotoWire) Reynolds made his mark in red-zone drills with the starting offense during June minicamp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official website reports. Analysis: With Cooper Kupp (knee) still limited, Reynolds joined Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods as part of the starting alignment for an offense that's heavily dependent on three-receiver sets. The 2017 fourth-round pick failed to take advantage of a similar opportunity late last season, averaging 3.3 catches for 47.2 yards in nine games (including playoffs) after Kupp suffered a season-ending ACL tear. The Rams are optimistic about having Kupp ready for Week 1, but even if that comes to fruiti... (More)4 days
93.Robert Woods: Not worried about contract (RotoWire) Woods is confident he will eventually receive a contract to match his performance, Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times reports. "I go out and compete every single day, and work to be the best," Woods said. "And I just think my play will show it all. I feel like I will get what I deserve." Analysis: The Rams were criticized for signing Woods to a five-year, $34 million deal during the 2017 offseason, but it's now one of the top bargains in the league apart from rookie contracts. The 27-year-old has averaged 71.4 receiving yards per game and 9.3 yards per target in 28 regular-season appearances for Los Angeles, adding 26 catches for 314... (More)4 days
94.John Kelly: Left on bubble (RotoWire) The Rams likely will end up cutting Kelly and/or Justin Davis, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports. Analysis: With Todd Gurley (knee), Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson locked in, the team only has one available backfield spot, at most, if everyone stays healthy through August. A sixth-round pick last year, Kelly took 27 carries for 74 yards and two catches for 27 yards in four games during his rookie season, logging 50 snaps on offense and 35 on special teams. The lack of involvement on special teams isn't a good sign for his continued presence on the roster, though Davis (133 snaps) wasn't a huge factor in that regard eithe... (More)4 days
95.Giovani Bernard: Still repping with starters (RotoWire) Bernard shared work with Joe Mixon during the offseason program, Laurel Pfahler of The Dayton Daily News reports. Analysis: With Bernard entering the final season of a three-year, $15.5 million extension, the Bengals used sixth-round picks on Trayveon Williams and Rodney Anderson (knee). The 27-year-old may find himself looking for a new home next offseason, but he doesn't appear to have serious competition for the second spot on the depth chart in 2019. Bernard averaged just 2.9 carries and 2.6 receptions in the 10 games both he and Mixon played last season. Each of Bernard's three touchdowns and 130 of his 211 rushing yards occurred... (More)4 days
96.Royce Freeman: Working with first unit (RotoWire) Freeman and Devontae Booker handled first-team reps while Phillip Lindsay (wrist) focused on rehab work during the offseason program, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports. Analysis: Denver brings back the same trio of running backs and same group of wide receivers from last season, hoping veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, rookie tight end Noah Fant and new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello can provide a lift. Lindsay figures to handle the lead backfield role after averaging 5.4 yards on 192 carries last year, but his 190-pound frame may inspire the Broncos to limit his workload. The 229-pound Freeman should get plenty of snaps on early ... (More)4 days
97.Michael Thomas seeking $22M, Saints at $... (Rotoworld) Updating a previous New Orleans Times-Picayune report, Michael Thomas is seeking $22 million per year. Analysis: The Saints are reportedly at $18 million annually. A contract should be coming eventually, but "nothing is imminent" with about four million separating the two sides. There are a few receivers waiting on new deals, so there may be a waiting game to see where the market settles for elite receivers. Thomas has the most receptions (321) since 2016, his first year in the league.4 days
98.Trey Quinn: Locked in for slot work (RotoWire) Quinn is on track to replace Jamison Crowder (Jets) in the slot, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. "Trey Quinn has taken over the inside slot role," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said during minicamp. 
"He's confident, he's quick, he's got strong hands, he's physical, [and] he's tough." Analysis: Washington quarterback Case Keenum sounds similarly optimistic, noting that Quinn is "going to be really special." The 2018 seventh-round pick was held back by multiple ankle injuries his rookie season, catching nine of 10 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in three game... (More)4 days
99.Jaylen Samuels focused on speed in offse... (Rotoworld) Jaylen Samuels said he worked on speed this offseason to become a better "pure runner." Analysis: Samuels believes he is faster now than he was last year saying, "I can get in and out of my cuts a little bit better." The running back will need to be a better "pure runner" to steal snaps and touches from James Conner. The Steelers have been a one-back backfield for years, so Samuels is best viewed as a handcuff who will likely see a handful of touches per game as a change-of-pace and passing-down complement to Conner.4 days
100.Alex Smith: Still hopes to resume career (RotoWire) Smith (leg) told Angie Goff of FOX5 DC that he plans to resume his football career. Analysis: Smith hopes to have the external fixture on his leg removed by the end of July, at which point he could start jogging and doing some other light activity. He won't be ready to play during the upcoming season, but he conceivably could make it back for 2020. The 35-year-old quarterback is signed through 2022, with his base salaries guaranteed for the next two years. Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins and Colt McCoy (leg) will compete for the starting job in Washington this season.4 days

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