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    • Bears re-sign TE Zach Miller to 1-year deal
      Bears re-signed TE Zach Miller to a one-year contract.

      Advice: Miller, 30, was set to become a free agent. He had a monster preseason opener last fall, reeling in 6-of-6 targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns while working with the starters. He suffered a Lisfranc injury a week later and missed the season. Miller will compete for a roster spot in training camp. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1820th)
    • Travis Kelce is ready for an every-down role
      The release of Anthony Fasano makes Travis Kelce an "every-down tight end."

      Advice: Aside from athletic freak Jamaal Charles, Kelce was arguably the Chiefs' most prolific offensive player last season, grabbing 67 catches for 862 yards and five scores. Kelce might never leave the field now that Fasano is out of the picture. Assuming a clean bill of health, Kelce could easily put up Greg Olsen numbers next season (84 receptions, 1,008 yards, six touchdowns in 2014). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.03 (80th)
    • James Casey lines up three more visits
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent TE James Casey will visit the Bengals, Redskins and Jaguars.

      Advice: Casey visited the Broncos on Thursday, and has also been linked to the Titans, Browns and Cardinals. With so many teams kicking the tires, Casey should have a new deal by this time next week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Dolphins hope to re-sign TE Charles Clay
      Dolphins executive VP Mike Tannenbaum confirms the team would like to re-sign free agent Charles Clay.

      Advice: Tannenbaum said the same for free agent DT Jared Odrick. "Charles is a homegrown talent," Tannenbaum said. "He checks every box." The Miami Herald has previously reported the Dolphins have "cautious optimism" they'll get Clay back under contract. He's expected to command in the neighborhood of $6 million annually. Clay has averaged 64 catches over the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Chiefs save $2 million by releasing TE Fasano
      Chiefs released TE Anthony Fasano.

      Advice: The move clears $1.959 million in cap space. More importantly for fantasy purposes, it frees up last year's TE8, Travis Kelce, to go absolutely bonkers in 2015. Going on 31, Fasano was constantly banged up in 2014, and it was reflected by his play. He caught just 25 passes for 226 yards over 15 games, and his run blocking fell off a cliff. A nine-year veteran who's had a well-rounded game, Fasano will undoubtedly latch on elsewhere, but there's no guarantee he'll crack someone's 53-man roster. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.48 (2532nd)
    • Marcedes Lewis to take pay cut or be released
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Marcedes Lewis will likely have to take a pay cut to remain with the Jaguars.

      Advice: If Lewis isn't open to slashing his $8.2 million cap number, he may hit the streets. He'll turn 31 in May and is coming off a season in which he played just eight games because of an ankle injury. The Jaguars value Lewis as a blocker and veteran leader, but they're expected to go hard after free agent Julius Thomas. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.34 (1914th)
    • James Casey to visit Titans and Browns
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports free agent TE James Casey will visit the Titans and Browns this week.

      Advice: Casey has been popular since he was released by the Eagles last week, as he also has visits lined up with the Cardinals and Broncos. Casey is a proficient blocker and can play in the backfield, on the end of the line, or in the slot while also covering kicks on special teams. He'll have no trouble landing a job. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Dolphins, FA Charles Clay in 'active' talks
      The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins and free agent Charles Clay are "in active negotiations" regarding a new contract.

      Advice: Clay seems to be the Dolphins' top priority to get re-signed before free agency opens March 10. There's said to be "cautious optimism" that a deal will get done. If Clay reaches the open market, Miami's chances of re-signing him would plummet, as there are reportedly a number of teams ready to chase him. Clay is expected to command $6 million annually. He turned 27 last week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Harbaugh: Daniels wants to stay in Baltimore
      Speaking Tuesday, coach John Harbaugh said free agent Owen Daniels has expressed a desire to re-sign with the Ravens.

      Advice: All the dots suggest Daniels will follow ex-Ravens OC Gary Kubiak to Denver, but the Ravens have a big hole at tight end with Dennis Pitta's (hip) status uncertain. Although he's spent his entire career playing for Kubiak, Daniels will likely stay in Baltimore if the price is right. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.57 (154th)
    • Ravens in 'wait-and-see' mode with Pitta
      Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said the team is in "wait-and-see" mode with Dennis Pitta (hip), and may not know his status until the summer.

      Advice: Newsome said the team plans to add tight ends, indicating any contributions from Pitta will be considered a bonus. Recovering from his second hip dislocation in as many years, there's no guarantee Pitta plays football in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:53 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1827th)
    • Jaguars expected to go after FA Julius Thomas
      The Jaguars are expected to be among free agent Julius Thomas' most aggressive suitors.

      Advice: The Broncos have resigned themselves to losing Thomas and riding with blocker Virgil Green in Gary Kubiak's run-based offense. Now the question is who will overpay for Thomas, a uniquely talented pass-catcher but one with a limited skill-set and inflated numbers courtesy of Peyton Manning. The Jaguars make sense as a team armed with the most cap space in the NFL and a need for weaponry as they try to develop Blake Bortles. Julius is going to try to squeeze Jimmy Graham (or more) kind of money out of the market in March, with the Falcons and Browns also possibly making bids. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Free agent TE Casey to visit Broncos
      Free agent TE/FB James Casey will visit the Broncos on Thursday.

      Advice: Casey, 30, would probably love to reunite with coach Gary Kubiak in Denver after playing for Kubiak's Texans from 2009-2012. Casey is a versatile H-back-type who can line up in the backfield and as a traditional tight end. The Broncos are expected to use the fullback much more under Kubiak. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Cardinals meeting with free agent James Casey
      Free agent TE James Casey will visit the Cardinals later this week.

      Advice: The Cardinals don't feature tight ends in the passing game, but Casey's blocking expertise would be appreciated. Casey was scheduled to earn $4 million from the Eagles in 2015. He won't come close to that with his next contract. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Clay expected to sign for $6 million per year
      Free agent TE Charles Clay is expected to net $6 million annually.

      Advice: The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley says that figure would put Clay in "Dennis Pitta/Greg Olsen territory." Though he's unlikely to eclipse Olsen's elite receiving totals, Clay offers much more in the way of versatility and is younger than both players. There should be a robust market for 26-year-old Clay, though ultimately we expect him to stay with Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Report: Dolphins expected to re-sign Clay
      A source tells the Palm Beach Post it would be "very surprising" if free agent TE Charles Clay isn't back with the Dolphins in 2015.

      Advice: Clay has been a versatile and reliable asset for the Dolphins over the last two seasons, catching 127 passes for 1,364 yards and nine touchdowns during that span. The Post suggests Sunday's rumor that the division-rival Bills are "taking a hard look" at Clay could be a ploy to raise his asking price. Clay is our No. 3 free agent tight end, behind only Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Report: Bills are considering Charles Clay
      According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the Bills are "taking a hard look" at free agent TE Charles Clay.

      Advice: A well-rounded talent, Clay is a solid blocker as well as an able pass-catcher. Clay would be a significant upgrade on Buffalo's current starter at tight end, Scott Chandler. We have Clay ranked third among free agent tight ends. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.90 (83rd)
    • Jordan Reed seen as a breakout candidate
      CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir cites Jordan Reed as a candidate for a breakout season in 2015.

      Advice: El-Bashir threw out 60 catches, 800 yards and six touchdowns as realistic projections for Reed if he can stay healthy. Those are Pro Bowl-type numbers. Reed functioned mostly as a check-down man in 2014, logging 50 catches for 465 yards. His size (6'2" and 237 pounds) suggests he could be a red zone presence, but we've yet to see that from Reed in his first two seasons (only three touchdowns in 20 games). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (100th)
    • Reed intends to stop hurdling defenders
      Jordan Reed has said he intends to stop hurdling defenders in an effort to avoid injuries.

      Advice: Injuries have been the story of Reed's career dating back to his time at the University of Florida. He's missed 12 games across his first two NFL seasons due to repeated concussions and multiple severe hamstring pulls. Staying on the ground while trying to avoid defenders and changing his offseason routine should help a little bit with the soft-tissue woes, but Reed will remain a major injury risk. It's a shame, because his athletic skill set is tantalizing. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (100th)
    • Lance Kendricks asking for $4M per year
      Free agent TE Lance Kendricks is seeking $4 million annually.

      Advice: A blocking and red-zone specialist, Kendricks had a 27/259/5 line as the No. 2 tight end behind Jared Cook last year. The Rams are fully expected to let him test the open market. Kendricks will be one of free agency's bigger overpays if teams are willing to meet his asking price. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.96 (2401st)
    • Broncos and Julius could not has out deal
      The agent for free agent TE Julius Thomas said the Broncos and Thomas tried to work out a deal last summer, but it "didn't work."

      Advice: "The main thing was the structure," agent Frank Bauer said. "The guarantees were too low. The guarantees were conditional." No new discussions are scheduled, and it appears to everyone involved Julius has played his last snap in Denver. Thomas will be looking for at least $8 million a year on the open market. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Zach Miller (ankle) recovering well
      Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says TE Zach Miller (ankle) is recovering well and on track for next season.

      Advice: Miller is three months removed from his second ankle surgery in less than a year. He'll likely miss the majority of Seattle's offseason program and should be considered questionable for training camp. Miller has a $3.4 million 2015 cap hit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1845th)
    • Julius Thomas had torn ligaments in his ankle
      According to the player rep for free agent Julius Thomas, Thomas' late-season ankle injury was later diagnosed as torn ligaments.

      Advice: It wasn't just a high ankle sprain that cost Thomas time and robbed him of his late-season explosion. When Julius' father felt his son's toughness was being questioned, Greg Thomas allegedly used Twitter to lash out at the Broncos, Peyton Manning, GM John Elway, and the team's contract proposals. Per the Denver Post, the sides "seem to be headed their separate ways." Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Gresham at 'crossroads' with Bengals
      Coach Marvin Lewis acknowledged at the Combine that free agent Jermaine Gresham is at a "crossroads" with the Bengals.

      Advice: Lewis was also wholly noncommittal about bringing Gresham back. "He's at a crossroads," said Lewis. "It's, what does Jermaine want next? When he commits to whatever he wants next, then things will work out." Per ESPN's Coley Harvey, "some around the team" were disappointed when a banged-up Gresham pulled himself out of two late-season games. The Bengals want Tyler Eifert to play a bigger role, and could replace Gresham's blocking on the cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (133rd)
    • Tyler Eifert due back by training camp
      Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed at the Combine that Tyler Eifert (shoulder/elbow) is on track for 2015 training camp.

      Advice: Coming off elbow and shoulder surgeries, Eifert's rehab has been setback free. Although it came in a limited sample size, Eifert appeared to be a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Cincinnati's Week 1 win over Baltimore last year. Eifert will be a sleeper with low-end TE1 potential in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1774th)
    • Eagles release No. 3 tight end James Casey
      Eagles released TE James Casey.

      Advice: The move clears $4.1 million in cap space. Going on 31, Casey is a solid blocker and special teamer, but was due $4 million in 2015. That's far too much for a No. 3 tight end. Casey should have little trouble latching on as a reserve elsewhere, but will have trouble clearing the $1 million barrier. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1785th)
    • Julius Thomas on Atlanta's free agent radar
      D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution expects the Falcons to target Julius Thomas in free agency.

      Advice: After watching Levine Toilolo stumble through a dismal 2014 campaign, it's clear Atlanta will have to address tight end in free agency. Thomas is the best tight end on the market, but he won't come cheap. Last offseason, he turned down an offer from Denver that would have paid him $8 million annually. Thomas is a prime candidate to get overpaid in March thanks to his Peyton-inflated numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Julius Thomas appears likely to leave Broncos
      The Broncos are not scheduled to speak with the player rep for free agent Julius Thomas at the NFL Combine, and the Denver Post reports "it is not promising" for Thomas' chances of re-signing.

      Advice: Per the Post, Thomas "apparently wants to test free agency," which opens on March 10. The Broncos offered a deal that would've paid Julius $8 million annually last July, but he turned it down and experienced a recurrence of his early-career ankle problems late in the season. Longtime Gary Kubiak tight end Owen Daniels could be a cheap replacement for Thomas. The Broncos are also expected to re-sign free agent blocking TE Virgil Green. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • 'Nothing definitive' on TE Pitta's status
      Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there's "nothing definitive" on TE Dennis Pitta's 2015 status.

      Advice: Pitta is attempting to return from his second hip dislocation and fracture in two years. He's reportedly made good progress, but still needs medical clearance to resume his career. Pitta is due a fully-guaranteed $4 million base salary. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1827th)
    • Vikings take flier on ex-Packers TE Boctick
      Vikings claimed TE Brandon Bostick off waivers from the Packers.

      Advice: Bostick is coming off a lost season in 2014, appearing in 13 games and playing just 34 snaps. The Packers moved on from him following his special teams performance in the NFC Championship, but Bostick offers upside as a potential move tight end in OC Norv Turner's scheme. Bostick will compete with Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison for the backup job to injury-prone starter Kyle Rudolph. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1859th)
    • Baalke: Vernon Davis will be back in 2015
      49ers GM Trent Baalke confirmed at the NFL Combine that Vernon Davis will be back with the team in 2015.

      Advice: Davis' performance crumbled amid dysfunction in San Francisco last season. After scoring 13 TDs in 2013, Davis was mind-blowingly targeted once in the red zone in 2014. "It was an off year," Baalke said. "He realizes (that). The great thing about Vernon, he understands." After holding out last spring, Davis is expected to participate fully in the 49ers' offseason program. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.71 (187th)
    • Browns open to re-signing Jordan Cameron
      Coach Mike Pettine said at the Combine the Browns are open to re-signing free agent Jordan Cameron, but only at "the right price."

      Advice: "It's being discussed," said Pettine. "Gotta be the right price." Browns beat writers don't expect Cameron to return, but the Browns aren't exactly overflowing with pass-catcher options. Of course, they don't have a quarterback either. Cleveland has a ways to go to build a competitive offense. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:31 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.31 (118th)
    • Broncos want Julius & Demaryius back
      Coach Gary Kubiak stated at the NFL Combine that the Broncos will do "everything we can" to retain free agents Julius and Demaryius Thomas.

      Advice: This is the first open indication of the offseason that the Broncos want Julius back. Demaryius is a virtual lock to stay in Denver. Keeping Julius will be trickier, especially if the Broncos are forced to tag Demaryius. Our guess is that Demaryius stays and Julius goes, but it's not out of the question that the Broncos keep both. They'll just have to get creative. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:53 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.16 (79th)
    • Rudolph wants to ditch injury-prone label
      Kyle Rudolph has missed 16 games over his four seasons with the Vikings.

      Advice: Rudolph was also consistently in the training room at Notre Dame, meaning he has played just two full seasons over his last six. He's been hampered by foot fracture, knee sprain, ankle sprain, hamstring pull and abdominal tear, leading to an injury-prone label. "I'd like to think no one in the league works harder than I do to stay healthy and take care of my body, but the bottom line is I haven't been, and the only way to get rid of those questions is to play 16 games," he said. Rudolph has TE1 upside as a red-zone threat for Teddy Bridgewater, but profiles more as a TE2 for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
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