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    • Seattle opens extension talks with CB Maxwell
      The Seahawks have opened extension talks with RCB Byron Maxwell.

      Advice: An impending free agent, re-signing Maxwell is one of GM John Schneider's top priorities. He's been a major part of Seattle's defense the last two years since taking over for Brandon Browner, and would draw interest from multiple teams on the open market. Maxwell is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1744th)
    • Taylor plans to return, could move to safety
      Free agent CB Ike Taylor said he's "training as if he'll be playing in 2015."

      Advice: Taylor isn't expected to be re-signed by the Steelers, but reportedly wants to play 2-3 more years. He's open to moving to safety to prolong his career. Entering his age 35 season, Taylor will struggle for guaranteed money on the open market. Taylor has interest in following ex-Steelers DC Dick LeBeau to another team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:37 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.06 (1739th)
    • Amukamara expects to be ready for OTAs
      Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (biceps) expects to be ready for OTAs.

      Advice: Amukamara missed the final eight games of 2014 with a torn biceps. He's scheduled to make $6.898 million after the Giants exercised his fifth-year option and could be a candidate for an extension. Amukamara had 46 tackles, three interceptions, and 11 pass deflections despite playing just 464 snaps. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1688th)
    • Ravens S Will Hill in trouble with law again
      Ravens FS Will Hill has a warrant out for his arrest in New Jersey for failure to pay his child support.

      Advice: It's not the worst crime in the world as long as Hill pays the $16,588 he owes, but any trouble is bad trouble for Hill, who has been battling off-field issues since entering the league. Hill needs to keep his nose clean. He's long on talent but has proven to be short on common sense. The Ravens are aware of the issue. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:31 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.19 (1515th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:00 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.04 (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
      Yesterday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (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
      Yesterday, 6:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.36 (2599th)
    • Cowboys LB Sean Lee has horrible contract
      The Dallas Morning News names WLB Sean Lee's contract one of the three worst on the team.

      Advice: It's hard to disagree. Lee inked a seven-year, $42 million deal in August 2013 and has appeared in just 11-of-32 regular-season games because of various injuries in 2013 and a torn ACL in 2014. When on the field, Lee was worth the money. But he's no longer expected to man the middle for the Cowboys, and will instead shift to the weak side in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme. The Cowboys will hope to bring back impending free agent MLB Rolando McClain. Cutting Lee isn't an option, as the Cowboys would take on a $9 million-plus dead money hit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:49 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (541st)
    • Eagles could show interest in OLB Worilds
      The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jimmy Kempski mentions OLB Jason Worilds as a free agent the Eagles could target.

      Advice: Interestingly, ESPN's Adam Caplan tweeted back in August that Worilds "would have signed with the Eagles" had he not been slapped with the transition tag by the Steelers last offseason. It indicates there was mutual interest from both sides. The Eagles will be on the hunt for a starting outside linebacker with Brandon Graham heading for free agency and Trent Cole a lock to be cut. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.99 (1085th)
    • Report: Sherman (elbow) has torn ligaments
      ESPN's Ed Werder reports Richard Sherman has torn ligaments in his elbow.

      Advice: It's the first we've heard of any torn ligaments, but Sherman has continually insisted it's not an issue. Sherman has been practicing in full ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. Per Werder, Sherman is "improving daily," and "finished with treatment." It's possible we'll learn that Sherman is dealing with a more serious injury than he's letting on following SB XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.19 (1683rd)
    • Thomas Davis expects deal to be addressed
      Thomas Davis expects the Panthers to address his contract this offseason.

      Advice: Going into the final year of his deal, Davis will make $7.25 million, and count $10.066 million against the cap. Amazingly, Davis has now appeared in at least 15 games each of the past three years after continual ACL woes limited him to nine total appearances between 2009-11. Not only that, he's played at a high level. With Davis going on 32, a 1-2 year extension could be in order. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.53 (1124th)
    • Kevin Williams will consider retirement
      Seahawks DT Kevin Williams is expected to again consider retirement this offseason.

      Advice: Williams nearly hung it up last offseason before the Seahawks came calling with a one-year, $2.1 million deal in June. Going on 35, Williams played 445 snaps during the regular season, plugging the run for the NFC Champions. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.97 (343rd)
    • 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
      6.30 (164th)
    • 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
      1.49 (2592nd)
    • Steelers unlikely to bring back FA Ike Taylor
      ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown says free agent CB Ike Taylor is "unlikely" to be re-signed.

      Advice: It's a sad day for matchup-savvy fantasy owners. Taylor was a weekly target for the last few seasons, giving up countless big plays to front-line receivers. Notable whippings in 2014 came at the hands of Kenny Stills in Week 13 (5-162-1) and A.J Green in Week 14 (11-224-1). Although the Steelers are razor-thin and severely lacking talent at corner, moving on from Taylor is their only move. At age 35 (in May), he could very well be at the end of the line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.06 (1739th)
    • Patriots won't rule out Revis' $20M option
      The Patriots have reportedly not ruled out picking up Darrelle Revis' $20M team option for 2015.

      Advice: Revis' first year in New England couldn't have gone better. He played at an All-Pro level once again, helping Bill Belichick scheme up ways to stop the enemy's top weapon weekly and get back to the Super Bowl. It's possible the two sides will work out a long-term extension before April 1, when Revis' $12M roster bonus for 2015 is due. It's perfect match. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.19 (1619th)
    • Seahawks to prioritize re-signing CB Maxwell
      Seahawks GM John Schneider said re-signing impending free-agent RCB Byron Maxwell is "one of our first priorities."

      Advice: Targeted frequently by teams afraid to attack Richard Sherman, Maxwell has more than held his own as a starter the past two seasons and would find several interested parties on the open market. The Eagles have already been linked with Maxwell, a big, long-armed press corner with the ability to play both outside and in the slot. The Seahawks will have to pay if they expect to keep Maxwell. He is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1744th)
    • 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
      6.30 (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
      6.30 (164th)
    • Richard Sherman (elbow) practicing in full
      Richard Sherman (elbow) is practicing in full ahead of Super Bowl XLIX.

      Advice: Sherman has already said he'll be ready to go without limitations against the Patriots. Sherman vs. Tom Brady will be one of the game's many subplots. Expect the Pats to try to figure out early just how healthy Sherman really is. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.19 (1683rd)
    • Steelers hope to bring back FA Jason Worilds
      The Steelers hope to re-sign free agent OLB Jason Worilds.

      Advice: Worilds, who played under the transition tag this season, is considered the Steelers' top in-house free agent. He has 15.5 sacks over the last two seasons and was PFF's No. 11 3-4 OLB among 46 qualifiers in 2014. Worilds is part of a strong edge defender free agency class that also includes Justin Houston, Jerry Hughes, Jason Pierre-Paul and Brian Orakpo among others. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:11 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.99 (1085th)
    • Sherman (elbow) doesn't expect to be limited
      Richard Sherman (elbow) said he shouldn't have any limitations in Super Bowl XLIX.

      Advice: Sherman played through a sprained elbow in the NFC Championship Game. He doesn't expect to miss practice time or be limited by the injury. Sherman has two weeks to get healthy for the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.19 (1683rd)
    • 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
      6.30 (164th)
    • Pagano: 'Personal reasons' sidelined T-Rich
      Colts coach Chuck Pagano says Trent Richardson was inactive for the AFC Championship Game because of "personal reasons."

      Advice: It appears Pagano is either buying into or going along with T-Rich's story that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Either way, Sunday was Richardson's second straight healthy scratch. His time in Indy is likely at an end. Richardson's first order of business as he seeks a second chance will be shedding some weight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.30 (164th)
    • Sherman to play through 'sprained' elbow
      Richard Sherman has been diagnosed with a "sprained" left elbow.

      Advice: The update doesn't tell us much, as "sprained" could mean almost anything in this case. It does confirm Sherman will play through his injury against the Patriots after doing so against the Packers. Although the Pack refused to test Sherman even as he played with one arm, it's a safe bet Bill Belichick's Pats won't be so timid. Sherman's status will be updated again between now and Super Bowl XLIX. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.19 (1683rd)
    • T-Rich says he's dealing with family issue
      Trent Richardson insists he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family situation.

      Advice: Richardson, the Colts' No. 3 back throughout the playoffs, was not allowed to travel with the team after missing the walk-through. "I'm dealing with a very serious family emergency. I'm still at the hospital," he said Sunday. "I wouldn't purposely just miss walk-through." Richardson was a healthy scratch in the Divisional Round win at Denver. He's likely done in Indy even though his $3.2M contract for 2015 is guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 9:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.30 (164th)
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