MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Russell Wilson hopes to remain in Seattle
    In an interview at his annual passing academy, Russell Wilson said he wants to be with the Seahawks a "really, really long time."

    Advice: While that may be true, Wilson also reportedly wants to become the highest-paid player in the league. To this point, the Seahawks have seemed hesitant to match the request, though that could certainly change as a potential future without a top-five quarterback comes into sharper focus. Wilson is scheduled to make $1.542 million in the final year of his rookie deal. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:22 pm
    Sun 10:00 am @ StL
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    43.97 (8th)
  • Manning's agent confident deal will get done
    Agent Tom Condon is confident the Giants will sign Eli Manning to a long-term extension.

    Advice: "The quarterbacks always get done," said Condon. "You know you're going to go in and it's going to get done. I'm sure at the appropriate time it'll happen." Neither side has made much headway in negotiations but it's hard to envision Manning playing anywhere else. Manning will be the second highest-paid quarterback in the NFL this season behind Drew Brees. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:43 am
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    47.86 (11th)
  • Winston wants to 'get back skinny' for camp
    Jameis Winston said he wants to 'get back skinny' before training camp begins.

    Advice: Winston said he is currently 238 pounds, but he wants to get down to 230 before the start of camp. Winston weighed in at 231 at the combine. Cutting some pounds could not hurt, but Winston has never had a chiseled physique. As a pocket passer, Winston's ability to master the playbook will matter a lot more to his success than a few pounds. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:34 am
    Sun 1:25 pm vs Ten
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.73 (39th)
  • PFT predicts Wilson won't be a Seahawk in '16
    PFT's Mike Florio's "current prediction" is that contract-year QB Russell Wilson won't be with the Seahawks in 2016.

    Advice: Bold. It's only a prediction, but Florio is in the know and has plenty of sources. The two sides do seem to be pretty far apart on Wilson's value. The Seahawks are offering Wilson a deal in the Cam Newton range, while Wilson wants to be the league's highest-paid player. Florio thinks the Seahawks will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Wilson and another team signs him to an offer sheet the Seahawks are unwilling to match. When push comes to shove, it's hard to see the Seahawks truly letting their franchise quarterback walk out the door. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:26 am
    Sun 10:00 am @ StL
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    43.97 (8th)
  • Teammates praise Tannehill's deep ball
    The Miami Herald reports Ryan Tannehill has been throwing a better deep ball this offseason.

    Advice: Per reporter Barry Jackson, Tannehill's teammates have been "effusive" in their praise of his offseason. "Ryan is way better than last year, and more of a leader," were the words of TE Dion Sims. We don't doubt Tannehill's deep ball is looking good in pad-less practices, but it's not going to be a big part of his game in 2015. Mike Wallace has been shipped out, while the Dolphins have done their best to load up on short-to-intermediate targets. Although the long game is not one of Tannehill's specialties, he retains top-eight upside as a fantasy quarterback. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:45 pm
    Sun 10:00 am @ Was
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    47.22 (6th)
  • Report: Wilson wants to be top-paid player
    Sources tell Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that contract-year QB Russell Wilson is looking to become the highest-paid player in the NFL.

    Advice: It's not a surprise. In the prime of his career, Wilson is coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, as well as by far his best season. It would be more noteworthy if he was starting negotiations below the "highest-paid" threshold. Going by average-annual value, Aaron Rodgers is the league's top-paid player. His five-year, $110 million deal is worth $22 million per season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:22 pm
    Sun 10:00 am @ StL
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    43.97 (8th)
  • Brady decision not expected until mid-July
    A decision on Tom Brady's appeal is not expected until mid- or late-July.

    Advice: Article 46 of the CBA requires a decision to be issued "as soon as practicable." As we've seen before in cases like this, it's going to take a while. The post-hearing briefs in the appeal aren't even due until late next week, and then Roger Goodell will digest them. If Brady's camp isn't happy with the ruling, he'll then challenge the NFL in court. PFT suggests that path could lead to Brady being under center in Week 1 against the Steelers as the case gets tied up in the courts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:15 am
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Matthew Stafford showing improved accuracy
    Matthew Stafford has reportedly shown improved accuracy during offseason workouts.

    Advice: "He has a better feel for the system," coach Jim Caldwell said. "You can see our timing's better, receivers have a better sense of the routes they're running." Stafford threw just 12 interceptions in 2014, his lowest total in four years. The Lions expect him to outperform last season's 60.3 completion rate. Stafford is a bounce-back candidate in his second year with OC Joe Lombardi. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:23 pm
    Sun 1:05 pm @ SD
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.80 (40th)
  • Bucs expect 'growing pains' with Jameis Winston
    Bucs OC Dirk Koetter expects there to be "growing pains" with Jameis Winston.

    Advice: "In a perfect world as a coach, you really want to feel like you have control over knowing exactly what this guy is going to do. We don't have that with Jameis right now," Koetter said. "Jameis does some things above and beyond what you would ask him. And then he does a couple of things where you go, why did you just do that?" Winston’s aggressive tendencies led to a high turnover rate during his sophomore season at Florida State. The Bucs want him to get better at making reads and looking off defenders. Winston remains an intriguing fantasy QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
    Sun 1:25 pm vs Ten
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.73 (39th)
  • Broncos initially asked Peyton for $10M cut
    The Broncos initially asked Peyton Manning to take a $10 million pay cut this season.

    Advice: That would have been a more-than-50 percent slash, suggesting the Broncos at some point were at least considering a life without Manning. The two sides eventually settled on a $4 million pay cut, and the Broncos smartened up and realized this is Peyton Freaking Manning and Brock Osweiler isn't him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:47 am
    Sun 1:25 pm vs Bal
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    57.65 (3rd)
  • Bengals sign QB Keith Wenning
    Bengals signed QB Keith Wenning.

    Advice: Wenning was the 194th pick in last year's draft by the Ravens and spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad before getting cut by Baltimore last month. In Cincinnati, he'll compete with A.J. McCarron and Josh Johnson. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:19 am
    Sun 1:25 pm @ Oak
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2390th)
  • Report: NFL officials not impressed by Brady
    A league source tells Profootballtalk.com that Tom Brady "simply reiterated his denial" regarding involvement in or knowledge of deflating footballs during Tuesday's appeal with commissioner Roger Goodell, and "the answers were regarded by some in the room as not entirely credible."

    Advice: Reports following Brady's meeting with Goodell indicated Tom Terrific gave an "A+ performance," but it seems league officials disagree. Brady reportedly attacked the Wells Report and stated he "didn't do anything wrong." PFT's Mike Florio -- a former attorney -- believes it is "unlikely" that Goodell will "fully exonerate" Brady, and may opt to uphold his four-game suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Texans/Broncos had 'preliminary' Peyton talks
    A source told Sports Radio 610 in Houston that the Texans and Broncos had "very preliminary" discussions regarding a trade that would have sent Peyton Manning to the Texans early this offseason.

    Advice: The source said the "very preliminary" talks took place before Manning took a $4 million pay cut to stay in Denver, which occurred in early March. Manning has a no-trade clause and would have had to sign off on the trade, so the idea of the Texans and Broncos engaging in legitimate trade talks still seems highly unlikely. Manning obviously isn't going anywhere in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:25 am
    Sun 1:25 pm vs Bal
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    57.65 (3rd)
  • Titans to use Mariota like Russell Wilson
    Coach Ken Whisenhunt suggested the Titans will use Marcus Mariota similarly to Russell Wilson.

    Advice: "The league does a good job trying to protect quarterbacks, but any time a quarterback takes off with the ball there's a risk," Whisenhunt said. "There will be (designed) opportunities, but there will also be a lot of opportunities, just like with Russell Wilson, when the play breaks down and he runs with the ball and extends the play." With 4.52 wheels, the Titans would be silly not to use Mariota on designed runs. There's QB2 appeal here with low-end QB1 upside. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:19 am
    Sun 1:25 pm @ TB
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    42.29 (26th)
  • Report of Manning-Texans talks 'not true'
    The Broncos, their head of P.R., the Houston Chronicle, and the Denver Post have all been forced to refute a "report" Tuesday that the Broncos tried to trade Peyton Manning to the Texans earlier this offseason.

    Advice: The "report" came from a Twitter account managed by an apparent radio personality whose station is no longer on air. It stated that the Broncos tried trading Manning to the Texans and were ready to begin the Brock Osweiler era under new coach Gary Kubiak. The Broncos refuted the story vehemently, which would happen even if it were true. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain contacted three sources he "trusts" in the Texans' organization to gauge the report's accuracy. All three said it was "not true." (We're not buying it, either.) Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:03 pm
    Sun 1:25 pm vs Bal
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    57.65 (3rd)
  • Brady gave 'A+ peformance' at 10-hour appeal
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tom Brady was his own "greatest ally" in Tuesday's appeal hearing and gave an "A+ performance."

    Advice: Per Schefter, Brady "offered explanations in all areas." Brady was present for the entirety of the marathon 10-11 hour session, and appears to have spent a good deal of time on the hot seat. It's unknown when commissioner Roger Goodell will reach a decision. It's extremely unlikely to come before the end of June. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:28 pm
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • 'No further hearings' in Tom Brady appeal
    Tom Brady's appeal hearing concluded after 10 hours on Tuesday, and there are "no further hearings are scheduled."

    Advice: Commissioner Roger Goodell has apparently heard all he needs to hear. Now the waiting game begins. The league isn't exactly known for its expedient decisions, so things could drag out until near the start of training camp. Brady's strategy at Tuesday's meeting is unknown. NFL Network reported that Brady's four-game ban would stand if he didn't change his tune from the Ted Wells report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:39 pm
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    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Five percent chance Pryor makes Browns?
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi gives waivers acquisition Terrelle Pryor a five percent chance of making the Browns' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Pryor is a freak athlete, but making the transition from quarterback to wide receiver at the age of 26. Cleveland's abysmal receiver corps is working in Pryor's favor, but there's a chance he simply bombs at his new position. Pryor will be a fascinating case in training camp and the preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:20 pm
    Sun 10:00 am @ NYJ
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2305th)
  • Mariota likely haggling over offset language
    FOX Sports' Alex Marvez believes unsigned No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota is likely haggling with the Titans over offset language.

    Advice: With the terms of all rookie contracts locked into a slotted, assigned value under the most-recent CBA, offset language is essentially the lone negotiable point that remains. Teams insist on offset language with first-rounders and their guaranteed contracts so they can't "double dip" in the event of their release. As in, collect their originally-scheduled salary as well as extra money from their new club. We fully expect Mariota to sign before camp. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:59 pm
    Sun 1:25 pm @ TB
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    42.29 (26th)
  • Chip: Bradford, Sanchez competing for QB job
    Coach Chip Kelly said Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are openly competing for the starting quarterback job.

    Advice: If all goes according to plan, Bradford will win the job with ease. The Eagles dealt Nick Foles and a second-round pick for Bradford and his $13 million salary. He's not going to sit behind Sanchez if healthy. But Bradford has yet to participate in any 11-on-11 drills with his new team, allowing Sanchez to take all the first-team reps. Sanchez has reportedly looked impressive in his second year in Kelly's system. The plan is for Bradford (torn ACL) to be cleared for the start of camp. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:22 am
    Out
    Mon 4:10 pm @ Atl
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.28 (34th)
  • Report: Brady must change tune to win appeal
    A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that if Tom Brady says the same thing he did to Ted Wells, his four-game suspension will stand on appeal.

    Advice: Brady's job at Tuesday's 9:30am appeal hearing is to convince Roger Goodell he isn't guilty. Proving the league's process is flawed won't help. One way to go down a different path than Brady did with Wells is to make his cell phone records available. Even if he does that, though, Goodell could very well deem it too late and deny the appeal. Brady will be testifying under oath. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:58 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Matt Cassel 'easily' the worst QB at minicamp
    Per the Buffalo News' Vic Carucci, Matt Cassel was "easily the worst-looking quarterback" at Bills offseason practices.

    Advice: "Cassel doesn’t move well, he doesn’t always throw the prettiest ball, and has easily had the worst-looking practice performances of all of the quarterbacks," wrote Carucci, who isn't the first Bills writer to dog on the 11-year veteran this spring. With spring practices in the books, it sounded like E.J. Manuel was the best of the bad among Bills quarterbacks. Still, odds are Cassel will get the nod to start come Week 1 unless he completely faceplants in the preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:29 pm
    Sun 10:00 am vs Ind
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    36.50 (62nd)
  • Browns claim WR Terrelle Pryor off waivers
    Browns claimed WR Terrelle Pryor off waivers from the Bengals.

    Advice: Pryor is a worthy flyer for Cleveland, which currently can lay claim to the poorest wide receiver depth chart in football. Pryor, 26, dabbled at wideout at Ohio State and has embraced a full-on position switch in an effort to extend his career. Pryor is huge (6'5/232) with low-4.4 timed speed coming out of college. With Vince Mayle, Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins, and Taylor Gabriel as his primary competition behind Dwayne Bowe, we wouldn't totally rule out the possibility Pryor earns meaningful wide receiver snaps for the Browns this year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:19 pm
    Sun 10:00 am @ NYJ
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2305th)
  • Report: Ted Wells will attend Brady appeal
    Ted Wells will be present for Tom Brady's appeal hearing on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's quite notable, as the sides have been at war since Wells released his "Deflategate" report on May 6. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he's open to "new information" in Brady's appeal, while Brady's camp will be allowed to question Wells on Tuesday. The proceedings will continue for a second day on Thursday if they aren't wrapped up on Day 1. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:56 am
    Out
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2388th)
  • Terrelle Pryor confirms move to wide receiver
    Free agent Terrelle Pryor confirms he's switched positions to wide receiver.

    Advice: "Going to miss quarterback, but I will make a great wide receiver," Pryor tweeted. "Already working." There were exclamation points for emphasis. It's a smart move for Pryor, albeit one he's making out of necessity. Pryor has used up all his chances at quarterback. A towering 6-foot-5, 232 pounds, Pryor is unlikely to still run in the low 4.4s like he did coming out of Ohio State, but remains an impressive athlete for his size. Someone should take a flier before camp. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:50 am
    Sun 10:00 am @ NYJ
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2305th)
  • Kirk Cousins, McCoy to keep rotating
    Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy will keep alternating with the second unit through training camp.

    Advice: The Redskins have named Robert Griffin III their starter, leaving Cousins and McCoy to battle. They've rotated daily and will keep doing so until coach Jay Gruden names his backup. Given RG3's injury history, uneven play and contract situation, there's a good chance the winner of this battle will make starts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:27 am
    Sun 10:00 am vs Mia
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    2.27 (2583rd)
  • Panthers will keep encouraging Newton to run
    GM Dave Gettleman said the Panthers will continue to encourage Cam Newton to run with the football.

    Advice: The Panthers just gave Newton a $118 million contract with $60 million guaranteed. But they know they won't get a return on that investment unless he uses his unique athletic skill set to make plays. "He’s got to be Cam. You don’t hold back a thoroughbred, you don’t," Gettleman said. Once Newton got healthy late last year, he started piling up the rushing stats once again. Over his final six games (including playoffs), he averaged 9.5 carries for 53.0 yards and 0.5 TDs. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:20 am
    Sun 10:00 am @ Jax
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    41.95 (23rd)
  • Jay Gruden talking up RG3 for a change
    Coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III did an "excellent job every day" during OTAs and minicamp.

    Advice: We'd normally brush off this kind of standard coachspeak, but Gruden wasn't afraid to express his displeasure with Griffin last year. For now at least, it appears the coach is in RG3's corner. "When you have the same system going in for year two, I think he’s going to get better," Gruden said. "You can see the progress every day that he makes, and it’s exciting to watch." Griffin will be starting Week 1 in his make-or-break fourth NFL season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:50 am
    Sun 10:00 am vs Mia
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    42.24 (32nd)
  • Browns OC 'very impressed' with Josh McCown
    Browns OC John DeFilippo said he was "very impressed" with Josh McCown's performance at minicamp and OTAs.

    Advice: "I haven’t seen anything from an arm strength standpoint, from an athletic standpoint to tell me that his game has declined at all," said DeFilippo. "He is much better in situational football, a much smarter quarterback than he was in 2007." DeFilippo was McCown's position coach with Oakland in 2007, so the two have a history. Though he may not have trouble holding off Johnny Manziel for the starting job, McCown is coming off a brutal year in Tampa and turns 36 next month. He's someone the Browns should be planning to "hide," not feature. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 8:24 am
    Sun 10:00 am @ NYJ
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    26.30 (127th)
  • Beat writer predicts Tebow will make 53-man roster
    NJ.com's Eliot Shor-Parks predicts Tim Tebow will make the Eagles' 53-man roster.

    Advice: Shor-Parks likes Tebow's chances because he "doesn't turn the ball over" and can "make plays with his legs." He also said Matt Barkley "isn't built" to be a backup and that Tebow offers more in spot duty. Even if Tebow makes the team, he'd be a distant third behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 8:03 am
    Mon 4:10 pm @ Atl
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2359th)
  • Tannehill more comfortable in Miami's offense
    Ryan Tannehill is making quicker reads this offseason.

    Advice: "He's had a good offseason," coach Joe Philbin said. "We've worked on the chemistry and conceptually we've added things that are slightly different and then reinforced others." Tannehill’s comfort level in the offense has improved in his second year under Bill Lazor. The Dolphins want him to be more efficient in the red-zone, where they ranked in the bottom-third of the league last season. With an upgraded supporting cast, Tannehill should be viewed as a high-floor QB1. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 1:33 pm
    Sun 10:00 am @ Was
    Week 1 Projected Points & Rank
    47.22 (6th)
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