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    • LeSean McCoy not open to pay cut
      LeSean McCoy isn't open to a pay cut.

      Advice: Shady has said he's open to a restructure, but a straight cut is apparently out of the question. "I know how hard it is to keep a team together, and I want to be part of this team," McCoy said. "But I don't want to take less money." Due a tall $9.75 million for 2015, Shady will count $11.95 million against the cap. McCoy is signed through 2017, so any restructure would likely involve kicking some guaranteed money to 2016. Only $1 million of Shady's 2015 salary is guaranteed, but the Eagles would have to take on $4.4 million in dead money to cut him loose. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:19 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16 (20th)
    • DeMarco laughs off system-runner theory
      Speaking Thursday, free agent DeMarco Murray laughed off the idea that his monster 2014 was solely the product of the Cowboys' offensive line.

      Advice: "I would like to see how it goes," Murray said of the Cowboys letting him walk and simply plugging another back in. "I know what I bring to the table." Murray's line was indeed dominant, but he's averaged at least 4.7 yards per carry in three of his four NFL seasons. He's an elite runner, one who won't be easily replaced if he walks, no matter how dominant Dallas' line is. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:47 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (19th)
    • Archie: Peyton getting close to decision
      Peyton Manning's father expects him to reach a decision on his NFL future "maybe in the next week or two."

      Advice: "He’s given a lot of thought to it," Archie Manning said. "(I) think he’s taken a good evaluation of where he is physically." Most signs have pointed toward Manning returning for a fourth season in Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:40 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      26 (5th)
    • Jonathan Dwyer pleads guilty to misdemeanor
      Free agent RB Jonathan Dwyer has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

      Advice: Dwyer was originally charged with felony aggravated assault after he was accused of assaulting his wife last summer. Despite the slap on the wrist from the law, Dwyer's NFL career is almost certainly over. Going on 26, Dwyer is the owner of a lifetime 4.2 YPC. That's not worth teams taking on the stigma of a domestic abuser. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:33 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2293rd)
    • DeMarco Murray realistic about contract talks
      Free agent DeMarco Murray says he hasn't started thinking about his contract yet, but left open the possibility that he won't be back with the Cowboys.

      Advice: "You never know what’s going to happen, we’ll see what happens," Murray said in a radio interview. "But all you can do is hope for the best." The early signs suggest Murray will be allowed to walk, but owner/GM Jerry Jones has always been extremely reluctant to part with home-grown talent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (19th)
    • Josh Gordon addresses issues in open letter
      Suspended WR Josh Gordon insists he does not have addiction issues, and says he believed he was no longer being tested for alcohol following the regular season.

      Advice: Writing in an open letter, Gordon took his critics to task, trying to paint a picture of a player who has been more unlucky than wayward. He continues to insist his failed 2014 marijuana test was the result of second-hand smoke. He also says the alcohol that led to his failed test earlier this month was consumed on a flight with other Browns players, and was the first time he had drank since his July 2014 DWI. Gordon said he's not yet sure if he will appeal his year-long ban. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding his troubles, Gordon is out of second chances with the NFL. He needs to avoid trouble of any kind from here on out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:01 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (1984th)
    • Nick Foles: I plan on being in Philadelphia
      Asked if he expects to return as the Eagles' starter in 2015, Nick Foles responded "(I plan on) being in Philly."

      Advice: "I only listen to the people at the (Eagles') facility," Foles said. "(Coach/GM Chip Kelly is) the one that will make the decision." It's certainly notable that Foles wasn't unequivocal when asked if he'll be starting. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, things are completely up in the air for Foles. He could be traded, benched or retain his starting job. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2439th)
    • RFA Lance Dunbar may not be tendered
      The Fort Worth Star-Telegram says there's a "real good chance" the Cowboys won't tender restricted free agent RB Lance Dunbar.

      Advice: It would cost the Cowboys only $1.575M to tender Dunbar at the lowest level. That may be too much to pay for a satellite back that touched the ball 2.9 times per game in 2014. The Cowboys appear to be higher on a now-healthy Ryan Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:15 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2578th)
    • Ryan Williams gets $1.74M from DAL for 2 yrs
      Ryan Williams' two-year contract with the Cowboys includes a $240K signing bonus and an average salary of $750K for 2015 and 2016.

      Advice: It's a nice chunk of change for a running back who has appeared in just five NFL games since 2011. It speaks to Williams' talent, as Dallas made it a priority to keep him in the mix as DeMarco Murray preps for free agency. Williams, finally healthy after myriad knee and shoulder issues, should be monitored closely this offseason. The Star-Telegram says there's a "good chance" RFA Lance Dunbar won't be tendered. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2289th)
    • At least six teams have done work on Peterson
      ESPN's Adam Schefter says at least six teams have done background work on Adrian Peterson in the event he becomes available.

      Advice: Peterson's legal issues coupled with his $15.4M cap number mean he could very well be headed for a split from the Vikings. He won't lack for suitors even at age 30, as he's proven repeatedly that he is built differently than mere mortals. Schefter mentions the Cowboys as a possible landing spot if DeMarco Murray moves on in free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:21 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2360th)
    • Le'Veon Bell (knee) back to 85-90 percent
      Le'Veon Bell said his knee is at about "85-90 percent."

      Advice: Bell hyperextended his right knee in Week 17 and missed the Wild Card loss to the Ravens as well as the Pro Bowl. He's resumed running on it and should be at 100 percent for the full offseason program. Bell, now entering his age-23 season, is going to push for 370+ touches again in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21 (1st)
    • Josh Huff could get a crack at Cooper's job?
      Philly Magazine says it's "not out of the question" that Josh Huff could steal Riley Cooper's starting job in 2015.

      Advice: If the Eagles choose to keep Jordan Matthews in a strict slot role, Huff's path to playing will be clearer. We know Cooper, arguably the worst starting wideout in the league last season, is on shaky ground. The problem is Huff was not impressive as a rookie, catching just eight passes and losing a critical fumble. Profiling more as a sub-package wideout than front-line player, he's only a deep Dynasty hold for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:04 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2617th)
    • Robert Griffin III blames ankle for woes
      Robert Griffin III said his ankle injury was a big factor in his struggles last season.

      Advice: Griffin dislocated his left ankle in Week 2 and missed nearly two months. He returned for three games, but then embarrassingly got benched for Colt McCoy. Now Griffin's place with the Redskins is uncertain entering his fourth NFL season. "The biggest thing for me is coming back healthy," he said. "Last year I wasn't healthy, and it sucked, there's no other way to say it." Being injured certainly doesn't help, but Jay Gruden's questions about whether RG3 can succeed outside of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme are valid. His fundamentals have not progressed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:56 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19 (23rd)
    • Austin Collie signs with BC Lions
      Former Colts WR Austin Collie has agreed to terms with the CFL's BC Lions.

      Advice: Collie has been out of the NFL since 2013 and hadn't had a real role since 2011, thanks in large part to multiple concussions and a knee injury. Now 29 years old, he's settling for a job in the minors. Collie was born in Hamilton, giving him "national" status for the Lions. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:33 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2209th)
    • Ravens to tender RFA Tucker at high level?
      The Baltimore Sun suggests the Ravens could tender restricted free agent K Justin Tucker at a first- or second-round level.

      Advice: This would ensure that Tucker would not get any offer sheets because no team is dumb enough to give up a top-64 pick for a kicker. It also would give Tucker a sizable raise he deserves after going 97-of-108 (89.8 percent) on field goals over the last three seasons. A first-round tender would cost $3.113M and a second-rounder is $2.187M. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:18 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (138th)
    • Blount denies orchestrating release from PIT
      LeGarrette Blount denies orchestrating his November release from the Steelers.

      Advice: Conspiracy theorists suggest that New England reached out to Blount and told him that if he wiggled his way out of Pittsburgh, he'd be able to return to Bill Belichick's waiting arms. So then Blount went haywire with his attitude and quit on the team, leaving Mike Tomlin no choice but to dump Le'Veon Bell's backup. The hole in that theory is that every team in the league had a chance to claim him before he became a free agent and signed with the Patriots. Regardless, in seven games as a Patriot since then, Blount has rushed 93 times for 430 yards (4.62 YPC) with six touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:59 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3 (2531st)
    • Patriots remove LaFell from injury report
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report.

      Advice: LaFell is practicing in full this week. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:43 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2582nd)
    • Bills OC Roman: Manuel gets a clean slate
      New Bills OC Greg Roman said he'll give E.J. Manuel "a very clean slate" as they head into the offseason.

      Advice: "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 writer Joe Buscaglia expects the Bills to address quarterback in free agency and the draft. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:00 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      -0 (2685th)
    • Stevie Johnson expected to start in 2015?
      The Sacramento Bee calls 49ers WR Stevie Johnson a "presumed starter" for 2015.

      Advice: 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. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:09 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2215th)
    • Packers unlikely to make offer to RFA Boykin
      The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't envision the Packers even making an offer to restricted free agent WR Jarrett Boykin.

      Advice: 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. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:55 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2599th)
    • Some within Cowboys like Joseph Randle
      According to ESPN Dallas, there are people within the Cowboys who believe Joseph Randle can be a 1,400-yard rusher.

      Advice: 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. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:39 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3 (2413th)
    • Teddy Bridgewater on track for leap forward
      ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling fully expects "bigger and better things" from Teddy Bridgewater in Year 2.

      Advice: 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 if the Vikings bring back Peterson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:15 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      18 (28th)
    • T-Rich's suspension voids contract guarantees
      Former agent Joel Corry confirms Trent Richardson's suspension voids the guarantees on his $3.18M 2015 base salary.

      Advice: Richardson was suspended during the playoffs for conduct detrimental to the team. He'll likely file a grievance through the NFLPA, but if the suspension stands then the Colts can dump their inept running back without paying him the final year of his guaranteed rookie contract. It would be a tiny silver lining for the franchise, who gave the Browns a first-round pick to acquire Richardson early in the 2013 season. He's been outperformed badly by players named Boom Herron and Zurlon Tipton. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:28 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (164th)
    • Bucs QB Mike Glennon could be trade bait?
      Some around the league believe teams will be interested in trading for Bucs QB Mike Glennon.

      Advice: Although Glennon was quietly effective as a rookie in 2013, the Lovie Smith regime never gave him much of a shot. Glennon started just five games in 2014, operating mostly as a backup to 35-year-old journeyman Josh McCown. Now the Bucs, likely to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, should be even more motivated to trade Glennon than they were last year. Perhaps a QB-desperate team like the Bills or Jets would be willing to part with a late-round pick. Glennon is under contract for just $687,188 in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:24 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2661st)
    • Greg Olsen hasn't had extension talks yet
      Greg Olsen said he hasn't had any substantial contract extension talks with the Panthers yet.

      Advice: 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. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:14 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7 (76th)
    • Corey Fuller wants to improve route-running
      Lions WR Corey Fuller said his offseason goal is to improve his route-running.

      Advice: Fuller, a former track star that is still raw as an NFL wideout, caught just 14 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown as an NFL sophomore. He's going to have to expand his route tree 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. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:59 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2592nd)
    • Report: Rams interested in trading for Foles
      A source tells NJ.com that the Rams have interest in Nick Foles if the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason.

      Advice: Foles is 14-4 as a starter over the last two seasons, but there's plenty of reason to believe he is not Chip Kelly's guy for the long haul. Kelly inherited Foles, he prefers a mobile quarterback, Foles regressed sharply as a thrower in Year 2 and the Eagles could be plotting a move up in the draft for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. According to NJ.com, the QB-desperate Titans and Texans would also have interest in Foles, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract. The Rams have already said Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) will face competition in training camp. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:36 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2439th)
    • Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled
      Due to his latest suspension, Josh Gordon's contract will be tolled through the 2016 season, and he will only be eligible for restricted free agency in 2017.

      Advice: This assumes the Browns don't cut Gordon. If they hold onto his rights -- doing so wouldn't count against Cleveland's roster limit -- Gordon will be signed for 2016 and eligible for the Browns to "tender" in 2017. All of this also assumes Gordon commits no violations during his year away. His contract will continue to be "tolled" as long as he's suspended. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:01 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon suspended for consuming alcohol
      Profootballtalk's Mike Florio confirms Josh Gordon's one-year suspension stems from a failed test for alcohol, a substance Gordon was prohibited from consuming following his July 2014 DUI.

      Advice: Consuming alcohol seems minor to all of us, but it was explicitly banned for Gordon as part of his DUI treatment plan. As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport noted on Twitter, the NFL's substance abuse policy is "extremely strict and spelled out. He'll wait for 2016." Gordon will be 25 1/2 years old when the 2016 season kicks off. He led the NFL in receiving yards at age 22. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:14 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon unlikely to successfully appeal
      A source tells Profootballtalk.com that a successful appeal for Josh Gordon's latest suspension is "unlikely at this point."

      Advice: Gordon allegedly tested positive for alcohol, something he was presumably prohibited from consuming in connection with his laundry list of drug-related misdeeds. Per PFT's Mike Florio, Gordon's one-year ban is likely a "done deal." The Browns need wide receiver help. And a quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:02 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (1984th)
    • Josh Gordon fails another test, banned 1 year
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Josh Gordon has flunked yet another drug test and will be subject to a one-year suspension.

      Advice: Details aren't yet known, but should trickle out within the next 48 hours. Gordon was suspended ten games to open the 2014 season for multiple failed drug tests. The Browns also suspended him for Week 17 following a violation of team rules. There were postseason rumors the Browns might try trading Gordon this offseason, but the latest ban effectively torpedoes his trade value. The Browns may outright release him shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:48 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (1984th)
    • LaFell (shoulder, toe) listed questionable
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as questionable on the Patriots' bye-week injury report.

      Advice: LaFell was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had any setbacks and is fully expected to play next Sunday. LaFell will have a tough Super Bowl matchup, running routes against Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:03 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2582nd)
    • T-Rich suspended for Week 1 of 2015
      Trent Richardson's suspension will extend to Week 1 of the 2015 season if he remains with the Colts.

      Advice: The suspension was purportedly for both the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl, but the Colts didn't make it to the Super Bowl. So T-Rich is technically suspended one more game. It's conceivable the Colts could use Richardson's suspension to free themselves from his 2015 guaranteed salary. The guarantees may void if Richardson's conduct was detrimental to the team. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:51 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (164th)
    • Colts GM doesn't commit to T-Rich for 2015
      Colts GM Ryan Grigson declined to commit to Trent Richardson being back with the team in 2015.

      Advice: This comes as a surprise to no one. Grigson also confirmed the Colts suspended Richardson for two games prior to the AFC Championship game loss to the Patriots because of "personal reasons." He wasn't going to play even if the Colts made it to the Super Bowl. Richardson is in real danger of losing his roster spot despite a fully-guaranteed $3.184 million salary. The Colts would be paying him just to make him disappear. Richardson needs to hit the gym this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:19 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (164th)
    • Brandon LaFell limited on Thursday
      Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: LaFell did not aggravate his injuries in New England's AFC Championship Game victory. His status is not a concern for Super Bowl XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2582nd)
    • Le'Veon Bell's marijuana case unresolved
      Owner Art Rooney II said he doesn't know whether Le'Veon Bell will be suspended for his August arrest.

      Advice: Bell was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of marijuana ahead of a preseason trip. The new substance-abuse policy states that a player found legally responsible for DUI faces a two-game suspension. Of course, the NFL's murky personal-conduct policy means no one really knows what will happen with Bell once his case is resolved. As PFT notes, there could be a "make it up as you go along" exception lurking somewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21 (1st)
    • Report: Peyton Manning to return to Broncos
      The Denver Post's Woody Paige reports Peyton Manning plans to return to the Broncos in 2015.

      Advice: Paige isn't a Broncos beat writer, but has a long history in the Denver area and cites "three trustworthy sources." As long as Manning passes his annual spring physical and informs the team prior to March 9, he should be back for another run at the Super Bowl in 2015 under new coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak and GM John Elway have both publicly voiced their support for Manning's return. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:06 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      26 (5th)
    • Report: T-Rich was suspended for AFC CG
      Trent Richardson was reportedly suspended for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

      Advice: In other words, he wasn't just a healthy scratch. There's not much difference, of course, but it casts doubt on his claim that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Coach Chuck Pagano declined to elaborate on the situation Monday, saying only T-Rich was out because of "personal reasons." It's looking awful likely that Richardson has played his final snap as a Colt. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:11 pm
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (164th)
    • Kubiak: I won't force my offense on Peyton
      Speaking at his introductory press conference, new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak hinted he'd give Peyton Manning wide latitude with the offense.

      Advice: "We're going to run the Denver Broncos' offense, not Gary Kubiak's offense," were Kubiak's exact words. It's Kubiak's way of making it publicly clear to Manning that he'll still be able to run the show as he sees fit. Kubiak has more of an established identity that Manning's previous Denver play-callers, but the sides shouldn't have an issue bridging differences. A fading Manning should appreciate Kubiak's commitment to the running game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:43 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      26 (5th)
    • Adrian Peterson no lock to return to Vikings
      The Minneapolis Star-Tribune concedes the Adrian Peterson era in Minnesota "may be over."

      Advice: The potential breakup here is more about Peterson's contract than his legal issues. He turns 30 in March, carries a league-high for RBs $15.4M cap hit and has said he has no intention of taking a pay cut. The off-field complications only muddle the situation further. It's possible both sides are looking for a fresh start, which would make Jerick McKinnon the favorite to start Week 1 of 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:52 am
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2360th)
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