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    • Jacoby Jones visiting with the Bengals
      Free agent KR/WR Jacoby Jones is visiting the Bengals.

      Advice: Jones would be an upgrade on free agent Brandon Tate, who filled the return man/receiver depth role for Cincy last year. Jacoby ranked ninth in punt return average and second in kickoff return average for the Ravens in 2014. His next visit is expected to be with the Titans. Rotoworld.com
      29 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.91 (2611th)
    • Elway wants Cody Latimer to be No. 3 WR
      VP John Elway has made it "pretty clear" the Broncos would like Cody Latimer to be their No. 3 wideout in 2015.

      Advice: Demaryius Thomas will be the No. 1, Emmanuel Sanders the No. 2 and the hope is that Latimer makes enough strides as an NFL sophomore to be No. 3. That would normally be a really exciting role for a player in a Peyton Manning offense, but we're expecting more two-wide formations and run-centric gameplans from new head coach Gary Kubiak. Still, Latimer is in position to make a major statistical leap after he played just 37 snaps as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2083rd)
    • Eagles haven't approached McCoy on contract
      Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer the Eagles have not approached LeSean McCoy about restructuring his contract.

      Advice: McCoy's $11.95M cap charge is steep, but this is a 26-year-old player who is one year removed from a first-team All-Pro campaign. Chip Kelly's run-heavy offense needs McCoy, who certainly had a down year in 2014 but is more than capable of revving it back up in 2015. Perhaps McCoy agrees to a restructure that kicks the salary can down the line, but we'd be surprised if he wasn't an Eagle in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.89 (20th)
    • Marshawn Lynch: I was expecting the ball
      In an interview with a Turkish television station, Marshawn Lynch admitted he was expecting the ball on the final play of the Super Bowl.

      Advice: Lynch is in Turkey with other NFL players for an American Football Without Barriers camp. "Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it's a team sport," he said. "I had no problem with the decision of the play calling. I mean, you know, I think it was more of a ... how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that's pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time." Lynch is currently weighing an eight-figure offer from the Seahawks to return in 2015, a deal we eventually expect him to accept. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Le'Veon Bell could face up to four-game ban
      Le'Veon Bell faces a maximum suspension of four games.

      Advice: Early last month, Bell essentially pled guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana. Under the league's new substance-abuse policy, first-offense DUIs get a two-game suspension. But the policy also says violations of law involving "other substances" exposes the player to a ban of "up to four" games. Marijuana is illegal in the state of Pennsylvania, while alcohol is obviously legal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      23.49 (1st)
    • Report: Broncos will tag Demaryius on Monday
      The Denver Post reports the Broncos will apply the franchise tag to free agent Demaryius Thomas on Monday.

      Advice: Both Dez Bryant and Demaryius can expect tags on Monday. Beat writer Mike Klis guesses Thomas won't sign the one-year franchise tender until after the Broncos' offseason program is completed, allowing him to skip the activities without penalty. The wide receiver tag is expected to be worth $12.797 million. The Broncos offered Demaryius a deal worth $13 million annually last summer, but Thomas was "seeking something north of $15 million per." He proceeded to set the Broncos' franchise record for receiving yards (1,619). Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.72 (18th)
    • Cobb talks likely to go down to the wire
      ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde expects contract talks between the Packers and free agent Randall Cobb to "go down to the final hours" before the market opens on March 10.

      Advice: Two sources tell Wilde the Packers haven't given up on re-signing Cobb, but multiple reports have come out recently suggesting the sides may be headed for a split. The Packers have sophomores Davante Adams and Jeff Janis primed for bigger roles, and could get a third-round compensatory pick in 2016 if Cobb lands a big deal elsewhere. We strongly suspect he would at age 24. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Jeremy Maclin could be tagged on Monday
      CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes the Eagles will use the franchise tag on free agent Jeremy Maclin on Monday if the two sides don't agree to a long-term deal.

      Advice: Maclin isn't in a rush to get a long-term deal done because he may want to see the open market. The Eagles can't afford to lose Maclin and are reportedly getting closer to his contract demands. The use of the tag would be to buy time in extension talks, as neither side would want to go into the season on the tag. It'd ultimately be a surprise if Maclin reached free agency March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:35 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • Cowboys admit Murray is headed to open market
      Cowboys VP Stephen Jones admitted talks with free agent DeMarco Murray have been "slow," and Murray will make it to the open market.

      Advice: "[Murray] is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see," Jones said. "I do believe deep down he'd love to stay in Dallas." The Cowboys couldn't reach a long-term deal with fellow free agent Dez Bryant and will be forced to tag him this week. Murray's days with Dallas aren't necessarily over, but the 27-year-old should chase the money. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Bucs keeping Vincent Jackson at full salary
      The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs have made the decision to keep Vincent Jackson at his $12.2 million cap number for 2015.

      Advice: GM Jason Licht said as much at the Combine, but it appears to be officially official now. Jackson just turned 32 last month and is coming off his third-straight 1,000-yard season in Tampa Bay. He'll stick around to continue to mentor Mike Evans, giving the incoming rookie quarterback two monster targets to throw to on the outside. Jackson has two years left on his $55.555 million deal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:16 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.19 (73rd)
    • Chargers likely to bring back Seyi Ajirotutu
      The Chargers are expected to re-sign free agent WR Seyi Ajirotutu.

      Advice: Ajirotutu played just 173 snaps on offense last year, but led San Diego with 19 special-teams tackles. The Chargers should be able to keep him for the veteran minimum. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.35 (2634th)
    • Jerome Felton open to returning to Vikings
      Free agent FB Jerome Felton is open to returning to the Vikings.

      Advice: Felton voided his $2.45 million player option earlier this month. He could be brought back at a reduced salary if Adrian Peterson remains in Minnesota. 28-year-old Felton played limited snaps in OC Norv Turner's scheme last year, but is still an effective lead blocker. Felton is Rotoworld's top free-agent fullback. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.14 (2654th)
    • Cowboys confirm Dez Bryant will be franchised
      Cowboys VP Stephen Jones confirmed the team will use the franchise tag on free agent Dez Bryant.

      Advice: "I think it would be a stretch to think we would have something done by Monday," Jones said. "Looks like we're eyeing a franchise tag on Dez, but that certainly won't stop us from working hard to get a long-term deal." This has been the expectation all along. Dallas is in talks with Bryant, but the sides aren't expected to reach an agreement before the franchise-tag deadline. Bryant will make around $13 million if the Cowboys don't extend him by July 15. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.11 (52nd)
    • Colts expected to cut Trent Richardson
      ESPN's Mike Wells doesn't see any way the Colts can repair their relationship with Trent Richardson.

      Advice: Richardson is owed a guaranteed $3.18 million, but the Colts can void his salary due to a team-imposed suspension. He remains a strong candidate to be cut despite a looming NFLPA battle. Releasing Richardson would leave Dan Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard as the Colts' only running backs. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.30 (164th)
    • Packers hoping to re-sign John Kuhn
      The Packers met with free agent FB John Kuhn's player rep at the Combine.

      Advice: The sides reportedly have mutual interest in getting a deal done. Kuhn made his second Pro Bowl last year, but had a limited role on offense. The Packers should be able to bring him back on a team-friendly contract. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.69 (2630th)
    • Ray Rice expects to get second chance in NFL
      Free agent Ray Rice said he expects to get a second chance in the NFL.

      Advice: Rice is attempting to get back in the NFL with Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Richie Incognito all getting second chances. He blamed his 2013 struggles on a quad injury he played through the entire season, and believes he still has the ability to help a team. Rice looked to be on the downside of his career prior his suspension and turned 28 this offseason. No team has called Rice since his November reinstatement. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2342nd)
    • 'No deal imminent' between Cobb, Packers
      ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports "no deal is imminent" between the Packers and free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: Re-signing Cobb and RT Bryan Bulaga are the Packers' top priorities, but there haven't been any developments in contract talks. Cobb is reportedly seeking $9 million annually. The Packers have $33.2M in salary-cap space to re-sign Cobb, but could move forward with Davante Adams and Jeff Janis behind Jordy Nelson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Rishard Matthews asked for trade or release
      Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reportedly asked the team to trade or release him.

      Advice: The Dolphins balked at Matthews' request, and he'll stay on the roster for now. Matthews openly clashed with coach Joe Philbin in 2014, spending most of the season as Miami's No. 5 wideout behind Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson. Matthews' roster security remains tenuous. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.85 (2615th)
    • Stevan Ridley likely seeking one-year deal
      ESPN Boston expects free agent Stevan Ridley (knee) to settle for a one-year, "prove-it" deal.

      Advice: Coming off ACL surgery, Ridley will attempt to reestablish his value before getting another chance at free agency in 2016. He's been one of the better power backs in the league when healthy, and has potential to be a high-reward signing for a team that's willing to bet on his recovery. Ridley should command an incentives-based deal in the range of $1.25 million. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2387th)
    • Stevie Johnson will be asked to take pay cut
      Updating a previous item, 49ers WR Stevie Johnson will be asked to take a pay cut.

      Advice: Dianna Russini of NBC 4 in Washington reported earlier Saturday Johnson would be released, but it appears he will be asked to take a pay cut first. He will likely be released if he refuses the pay cut. Johnson is currently the de facto No. 2 receiver in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Campanaro top candidate to return kicks
      ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley believes second-year WR Michael Campanaro is the "top candidate" to return kicks.

      Advice: Following the release of Jacoby Jones, the Ravens would seem to be in the market for a kick returner. Campanaro is the favorite among players currently on the roster, but Baltimore could address the position through free agency or the draft. Campanaro should supplant Marlon Brown as the Ravens' slot receiver in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2196th)
    • 49ers release Stevie Johnson, save $6 million
      49ers released WR Stevie Johnson.

      Advice: The move will save San Francisco $6.025 million against the 2015 salary cap. Acquired from Buffalo for a fourth-round pick last May, Johnson posted a 35/435/3 line in his lone season in San Francisco. A crisp route runner, Johnson had three straight 1000-yard receiving seasons under new Jets OC Chan Gailey while the pair were in Buffalo. He should find a healthy market as a solid possession receiver. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Eagles 'not likely' to keep McCoy at $11.95M
      The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch said it is 'not likely' the Eagles want to keep LeSean McCoy at his current $11.95 million cap charge.

      Advice: McCoy has said he is not open to a pay cut, but a restructuring that kicked some guaranteed money down the road could work for both sides. The Eagles could also conceivably cut McCoy, but that seems unlikely at this point. McCoy averaged 4.23 YPC with just five TDs on 312 carries last season. He lost passing-down and short-yardage work to Darren Sproles and Chris Polk. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.89 (20th)
    • Jeremy Maclin and Eagles are not far apart
      The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin are not "significantly far apart" in contract negotiations.

      Advice: McLane, and really everyone else, believes a deal will get done. The real question is whether the Eagles resort to the franchise tag if a deal cannot be reached by the March 2 deadline. McLane says it is "unlikely" the Eagles want to pay Maclin the estimated $12.8 million the tag would cost, but Philadelphia "would probably only use the tag to buy time and keep Maclin off the market." Despite the protracted negotiations, Maclin is expected to re-sign with the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • 'Safe bet' Spiller will not return to Buffalo
      WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia said the "safe bet" is free agent C.J. Spiller will not re-sign with the Bills.

      Advice: Spiller recently said there was a "possibility" he could return to Buffalo, but added "the ball is in their court." Spiller is a questionable fit for new OC Greg Roman's offense, and his best season as a pro came under former Bills HC and current Jets OC Chan Gailey. The most likely outcome remains a reunion with Gailey. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1755th)
    • Peterson leaves Vikings out of statement
      Adrian Peterson did not mention the Vikings in a statement praising Thursday's decision to reverse his suspension, instead saying he was preparing for his "return to football."

      Advice: "As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day," Peterson said. "I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman of Relativity Sports." There is a notable organization missing from the list. Peterson's relationship with the Vikings has been damaged, perhaps irrevocably, by this incident. It appears unlikely Peterson returns to Minnesota in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Bucs haven't approached V-Jax about pay cut
      Profootballtalk reports the Bucs have not approached Vincent Jackson about a pay cut.

      Advice: The Bucs are expected to keep Jackson despite his $12.2 million cap hit. Jackson turned 32 this offseason and managed just two touchdowns in 2014, but remains one of the league's better deep threats. Bucs GM Jason Licht said at the Combine that Jackson will "absolutely" return next season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.19 (73rd)
    • Cards likely have interest in Peterson
      The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers expects the Cardinals to have interest if Adrian Peterson becomes available.

      Advice: The Vikings want to keep Peterson, but probably not at his $12.75 million salary. Peterson may balk at accepting a pay cut from a team he feels left him under the bus during his 2014 fight against the NFL. With their quarterback aging and coming off his second career ACL tear, the Cardinals have a major need for a workhorse runner. Somers also believes the organization is still "haunted" to some extent by drafting OT Levi Brown over Peterson in 2007. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Bengals cut WR Greg Little
      Bengals released WR Greg Little.

      Advice: Little was only owed $745,000 and is not yet 26 years old, but he showed so little during his 2014 stint with the Bengals that they didn't so much as deem him worth carrying into the offseason. Little is a 2011 second-round bust. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2133rd)
    • ARZ, IND, DAL could show interest in Peterson
      PFT's Mike Florio considers the "universe of teams" for Adrian Peterson to be the Vikings, Cardinals, Colts, and Cowboys.

      Advice: Florio also names Seattle if Marshawn Lynch hangs up the cleats. Arizona needs to shift Andre Ellington back to a Shane Vereen-type role, the Colts are likely to move on from Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw also a free agent, and the Cowboys are in danger of losing DeMarco Murray. We'd add the Bills to the mix. Coach Rex Ryan loves veteran running backs, and new OC Greg Roman pounds the ball on the ground. Peterson won't hurt for a job. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • No progress made in Demaryius contract talks
      With Tuesday's deadline for the franchise tag approaching, the Broncos and free agent Demaryius Thomas are no closer to signing a long-term deal.

      Advice: Thomas fully expects to receive the franchise tag, which would pay him around $13 million. There's no way Demaryius is leaving Denver after the season he had in 2014 (111 catches, franchise record 1,619 yards). However, his large cap hit could force Peyton Manning to restructure his deal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.72 (18th)
    • Dolphins throw in the towel on Brian Hartline
      Dolphins released WR Brian Hartline.

      Advice: A low-ceiling receiver who is allergic to the end zone, Hartline bottomed out with a miserable 2014 season (39 catches for 474 yards in 16 games). It would have been preposterous for Miami to keep him at his $5.9 million salary. Hartline has a pair of 1,000-yard seasons on his resume, but he's a complementary receiver at best. Hartline's departure makes the Dolphins more likely to keep Mike Wallace and gives another boost to second-year slot WR Jarvis Landry. Still only 28, Hartline could be a starter on a team like the Browns. He also happens to be from Canton (OH) and played college football at Ohio State. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.59 (2550th)
    • Freeman ready to take over Falcons' backfield
      When asked if Devonta Freeman was ready to become the Falcons' feature back, GM Thomas Dimitroff said, "no question."

      Advice: We figured as much after Steven Jackson was handed his walking papers on Thursday. Freeman showed flashes as a rookie, producing 248 yards on the ground and another 225 through the air. Atlanta is going to be a pass-first offense as long as Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are running the show, but Freeman should still have plenty of opportunities to contribute. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.27 (120th)
    • Police: No video of 2011 Dez Bryant incident
      Lancaster, Tex. police say they have no video of the July 2011 incident involving Dez Bryant in a Walmart parking lot.

      Advice: Police had already said they were summoned but made no arrests. Now we know they don't have the supposed smoking-gun video that's been the subject of innuendo and Twitter hysteria over the past 48 hours. The episode should begin fading from memory. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.11 (52nd)
    • Peterson's roster status can change March 10
      Adrian Peterson can be traded, released or have his deal restructured after March 10.

      Advice: That makes his continued exile on the commissioner's exempt list slightly less odious, as, at least in theory, Peterson can get his 2015 roster status resolved. The Vikings issued another statement of support on Thursday, but most signs continue to point toward a divorce. Of course, if Peterson remains in legal limbo on March 10, league-wide interest will be tempered if he's cut loose or on the trade block. As of now, the league's appeal in federal court can't be heard before April. The NFLPA can request an expedited hearing, while arbitrator Harold Henderson could also bring the saga to a resolution. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • NFL appealing A.P. ruling in federal court
      The NFL is appealing independent arbitrator David Doty's ruling in the Adrian Peterson case to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and will keep Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list in the interim.

      Advice: The case will also concurrently be returned to arbitrator Harold Henderson, who originally upheld Peterson's suspension in December. If this all seems dense and confusing, it's because it is. There's no telling how much longer Peterson will remain in limbo. The league seems more concerned with precedent than whether Peterson was fairly punished. It certainly doesn't care about Peterson's 2015 status, which will be greatly complicated if the matter isn't resolved by the time free agency begins on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • League appealing Adrian Peterson decision
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the league will appeal independent arbitrator David Doty's decision in the Adrian Peterson case.

      Advice: Naturally. Instead of simply allowing everyone to move on with their lives, the league will continue its quest for absolute victory. Doty ruled the NFL cannot retroactively apply its new domestic-violence policy, but the league apparently believes he overstepped his bounds. It's a typical NFL scandal, with a maze of confusion and lawsuits. It could be a few more weeks before we finally have a resolution. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Adrian Peterson not yet officially reinstated
      Adrian Peterson has yet to be technically reinstated.

      Advice: Arbiter David Doty shot down the league's retroactive application of its new conduct policy in Peterson's case, but the matter now goes back to the "CBA process." It's unclear if the league plans to appeal. It might be in the league's best interest to simply take its ball and go home, but that's rarely been commissioner Roger Goodell's M.O. In a statement, the league said it will "review the decision." Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Judge lifts AP's ban; Reinstatement coming
      Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had his suspension overturned and will now be reinstated to the NFL.

      Advice: Things are about to get interesting as Peterson is now an active NFL player that can be traded, cut, extended, etc. Peterson seems to be at odds with the Vikings' front office, which he believes didn't back him during his child abuse scandal. He also counts $15.4M against the cap. The Vikings could cut the cord with AP and hand over the reigns to Jerick McKinnon, or they could try to trade him to someone like Dallas. The situation is completely up in the air, but the ball is in the Vikings' court now. The judge has essentially ruled that Roger Goodell overstepped his bounds by suspending Peterson for so long. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Dez named in 2011 Wal-Mart incident
      NFL Media has produced the incident/investigation report regarding a 2011 incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot that involved Dez Bryant.

      Advice: This is the incident that has been generating headlines and wild rumors over the last 24 hours. The report says an unknown person called police to explain a black female was "being dragged from one vehicle to another vehicle" by a black male. The vehicle the woman was dragged from was a Mercedes registered to Bryant. When police arrived on the scene, the alleged victim was not there. Soon after, she arrived in a Bentley with Bryant and said she had an argument with a man named Alex Person and that she was not assaulted in any way. The police let everyone go, determining there was no offense. It remains unclear if there is any video of the incident, although most Wal-Marts have security cameras. You can read the full incident report at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.11 (52nd)
    • Off-field concerns hindering Dez negotiations
      According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have been reluctant to sign Dez Bryant to a long-term deal because of concerns about his off-the-field behavior.

      Advice: The police have been called to his home in DeSoto, Texas six times since 2011, though Bryant wasn't charged in any of the incidents. Reports of a 2011 incident in a Walmart parking lot have also surfaced. Dallas previously offered Bryant a ten-year, $114 million extension, but that offer only included $20 million in guaranteed money. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.11 (52nd)
    • Ravens release return specialist Jacoby Jones
      Ravens released KR/WR Jacoby Jones.

      Advice: The Ravens signed Jones to a new four-year, $12 million deal last March that included $4.5 million guaranteed. His release saves the club just $750,000 against the cap unless they designated him as a post-June 1 cut, which would clear $2.5 million for 2015. Jones will be 31 this summer, but wasn't deemed worthy of his inflated salary as a strict return man. He's not a legit receiver option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.91 (2611th)
    • Spiller: 'Possibility' I'm back in Buffalo
      Free agent C.J. Spiller says there's a "possibility" he could re-sign with the Bills.

      Advice: "The organization knows that I want to be there, so pretty much the ball is in their court," Spiller said Tuesday. "At the same time, we’re going to weigh all our options and see what suits me best. The biggest thing is you want to go somewhere where you’re wanted." In addition to the best offer, Spiller sounds like he's looking for respect from the Bills, something he often didn't receive from the previous coaching staff. Spiller's free agency will come down to a numbers game, quite possibly between the Bills and Jets. Spiller's rep met with the Bills at the Combine. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1755th)
    • Raiders are showing interest in Randall Cobb
      The Raiders are ready to make a run at free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: No team is more desperate for receiving talent than Oakland. It's been a full decade since their last 1,000-yard receiver (Randy Moss in 2005). Oakland is said to be targeting Alabama receiver Amari Cooper in the draft, but that won't be enough to turn around one of the league's worst passing offenses. Cobb is still fully expected to re-sign with Green Bay, but don't be surprised if Oakland tempts him with a competitive offer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Source: Peterson likely done in Minnesota
      A source close to Adrian Peterson said the running back "will never play another game for the Vikings."

      Advice: A few weeks ago Peterson seemed open to the idea of returning to Minnesota, but things have gone south in a hurry. According to reports, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra had to be restrained from Vikings VP of football operations Rob Brzezinski last week at the Combine after the two exchanged words. Meanwhile, Peterson is still suspended indefinitely with April 15 the earliest he could be reinstated. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Peterson hasn't asked for a trade to Dallas
      ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Bleacher Report's Jason Cole mentioned Saturday that Peterson asked for a trade to Dallas, but the Vikings were unwilling to accommodate him. Anderson's source says that never happened and that Peterson hasn't spoken with Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Where Peterson plays in 2015 will be one of the defining stories of the offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • DeMarco Murray could get a lighter workload
      If free agent DeMarco Murray returns to the Cowboys next season, Jerry Jones would like to "lighten his load a little bit."

      Advice: Murray's 392 carries in 2014 tied for the seventh-most in league history. Despite playing every game last season, Murray hasn't been a particularly durable player throughout his career. A lighter workload probably won't satisfy fantasy owners, but it could help Murray enjoy a longer career. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Lynch's agent: Still no deal with Seahawks
      According to his agent, the Seahawks have not reached an agreement with Marshawn Lynch.

      Advice: This contradicts a report from Jason La Canfora, who said Saturday that a deal was "in place." PFT's Mike Florio is adamant the Seahawks aren't close to any contract extension with Lynch and even suggested that Beast Mode could retire. We don't think that's the case, but if Lynch does call it quits, Seattle would be owed $1.5 million of the signing bonus he received in 2012. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Jerry would want to lessen DeMarco's workload
      Jerry Jones said he'd prefer to lessen DeMarco Murray's workload if the running back re-signs with Dallas.

      Advice: The Cowboys repeatedly made allusions to this during the 2014 season as well. But Murray ended up with a franchise record 392 carries because he was so vital to their success -- they just couldn't take the rock out of his hands once in the heat of battle. Backing off workloads from great backs is far easier said than done. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Jerry doesn't think Dez would pout if tagged
      Jerry Jones doesn't think Dez Bryant will pout if franchise tagged.

      Advice: The Cowboys have until March 2 to slap Dez with the franchise tag, something they will do if a long-term deal can't be reached. It's hard to be too upset over a one-year deal worth roughly $13M. And from a fantasy perspective, having Dez in a contract year once again can only be a good thing. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.11 (52nd)
    • Report: Seahawks offer Lynch $11-12M for 2015
      Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Seahawks have offered Marshawn Lynch a deal that would pay him between $11 million and $12 million in 2015.

      Advice: The deal would span either two or three years, and include $9 million in 2016. "It's not clear whether Lynch is inclined to accept it," reports Getlin. The Seahawks seem to be using media reports like this one to put pressure on Lynch, who was reportedly disenchanted by coaches and management during the 2014 season. Although Lynch may need more time to make his decision, we suspect this generous pay day will be hard for him to pass up. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Stevan Ridley ahead of schedule in recovery
      Free agent RB Stevan Ridley is four weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery.

      Advice: Ridley tore his ACL in Week 6, but had to wait until mid-November to have surgery. His availability for the start of training camp remains questionable. Ridley was one of the top power backs in the league when healthy, but will likely have to reestablish his value on a one-year deal. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:37 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2387th)
    • Stevie Johnson could restructure contract
      The 49ers are expected to ask Stevie Johnson to restructure his contract.

      Advice: Johnson is due a $5.5 million base salary and has a $250,000 roster bonus in March. The 49ers can move on from him without any dead money and should ask Johnson to take a pay cut after he posted a 35/435/3 line last year. With Michael Crabtree a free agent, Johnson is currently the 49ers' No. 2 wideout. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 1:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Seahawks want Lynch to play in 2015
      Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the Seahawks are negotiating "in earnest" to keep Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

      Advice: The Seahawks want to keep Lynch and give him a raise. "We've had big offers out there," Carroll insisted. It's believed the Seahawks have offered as much as $10 million for Lynch to play in 2015. He's currently owed $7 million. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (16th)
    • Dan Quinn: Freeman 'tailor-made' for scheme
      New coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is "tailor-made" for Falcons' scheme.

      Advice: GM Thomas Dimitroff, OC Kyle Shanahan and now Quinn have all raved about undersized Freeman. "My first impression: I can feel the quickness," Quinn said. "In our outside zone scheme I thought this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge. I love this guy's competitive spirit." Steven Jackson is likely gone, but Atlanta will add running back talent in the draft. Still, Freeman's arrow is pointing up heading into his second NFL campaign. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 5:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.27 (120th)
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