MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Dallas police looking into Manziel incident
    Dallas police have initiated a criminal investigation into Johnny Manziel for domestic violence.

    Advice: Manziel wasn't charged for the latest incident with his ex-girlfriend, but the case was reopened after a complaint was filed on Friday. Legal issues for Manziel continue to pile up. Manziel's situation will be updated when more info is available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Hurns expects to resume running soon
    Allen Hurns (thigh) expects to resume running in a month.

    Advice: Hurns is two weeks removed from sports hernia surgery. He’ll get a slow start to the offseason, but will be ready for OTAs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.95 (99th)
     
  • Watson says he's been in talks with Saints
    Free agent TE Ben Watson has been in talks with the Saints.

    Advice: "I had a good conversation with Sean (Payton) and Mickey (Loomis)," Watson said. "I’d love to be playing there. If not there, we’ll see where else. I think I’ll know more in about a month." Coming off a career year, Watson expects to return for at least one more season. 35-year-old Watson could be willing to settle for a one-year deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.84 (63rd)
     
  • Josh Gordon confident he'll be reinstated
    ESPN Cleveland reports suspended WR Josh Gordon is confident he’ll be reinstated.

    Advice: Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged Gordon has applied for reinstatement, but declined to update his status. The league has 60 days to make a decision, so there should be clarity on Gordon prior to the draft. Despite multiple off-field letdowns, Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown is open to keeping Gordon if reinstated. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2060th)
     
  • Redskins in talks with Kirk Cousins
    Redskins president Bruce Allen said the team has opened contract talks with free agent Kirk Cousins.

    Advice: "We’ve had discussions with his representative," Allen said. "We feel good. Kirk wants to be a Washington Redskin. It will work itself out." Cousins is likely targeting an Alex Smith-type deal after throwing for 4,166 yards and leading the league in completion percentage. Franchising Cousins would cost $19.7 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:07 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.34 (2681st)
     
  • Thomas Davis (arm) probable for Super Bowl
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (arm) is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.

    Advice: Coach Ron Rivera already confirmed Davis will start. Despite being just two weeks removed from surgery, Davis should play his normal snaps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (1158th)
     
  • T.J. Ward, Stewart upgraded to probable
    Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) were upgraded to probable for the Super Bowl.

    Advice: The Broncos listed them questionable on last week's injury report. Both will start after practicing in full the last two days. Chris Harris (shoulder) is also probable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
  • Lions president keeping tabs on Megatron
    Lions president Rod Wood is hoping to introduce Calvin Johnson to GM Bob Quinn sometime next week.

    Advice: Wood said he's kept in touch with Johnson, exchanging texts as recently as Wednesday. Johnson hasn't officially announced his retirement yet and the Lions are hoping a sit-down with Quinn will help him change his mind. If Megatron does return in 2016, the Lions will likely have to re-work his contract. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Haslam: Browns have reached out to Manziel
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team has reached out to Johnny Manziel "several times" without a response.

    Advice: "We're not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player, we're worried about Johnny Manziel the person," said Haslam. Manziel's life is spiraling out of control. He was dropped by his agent on Friday and has reportedly refused to go to rehab despite his family's insistence. The most ominous quote came from Manziel's father, who told the Dallas Morning News, "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday." Manziel is living in denial right now and needs to get help immediately. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Jets sign Kyle Brindza to reserve/future deal
    Jets signed K Kyle Brindza to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: Brindza made just 6-of-12 field goals before the Buccaneers cut him in October, though he drilled a a 58-yarder in Week 3. Randy Bullock filled in at kicker for the Jets after Nick Folk missed the final eight games with a quad injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2482nd)
     
  • Montee Ball arrested after domestic incident
    Free agent RB Montee Ball was arrested Friday morning in Madison, Wisconsin following an altercation with his girlfriend.

    Advice: Police were called to Ball's hotel around 3:40 a.m. after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a table. "The woman told police she had a dispute with her boyfriend," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "She said he put his hands on her, picked her up and threw her." The woman reportedly suffered a cut that required stitches. Ball was taken to Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of "substantial battery." Ball spent time on New England's practice squad late last year, but didn't see any game action and was rumored to be significantly out of shape. It's quite possible Ball's NFL career is over. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2455th)
     
  • Miami's O line not protecting Tannehill
    No quarterback has been sacked more than Ryan Tannehill since 2012.

    Advice: Between Miami's coaching instability and underachieving offensive line, it's easy to see why Tannehill took a 2015 step back. Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas were two of the worst guards in football, while Jason Fox was a nightmare filling in for injured RT Ja’Wuan James. Only Blake Bortles (52) and Aaron Rodgers (46) were sacked more than Tannehill (45) in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    42.50 (26th)
     
  • Rivera confirms Thomas Davis will start SB50
    Coach Ron Rivera confirmed WLB Thomas Davis (arm) will start and play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

    Advice: Davis broke his arm in the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals, but quickly had surgery to stabilize the injury. At 33 years old (next month), Davis has been determined to play in the big game, as he may never make it back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (1158th)
     
  • Todd Gurley's foot 100 percent healthy
    Todd Gurley said his foot is 100 percent healthy.

    Advice: Gurley was in a walking boot at the end of the season and missed Week 17 with a mild case of turf toe. He played in last weekend's Pro Bowl, so the issue is well behind him. Gurley will train at EXOS Performance in LA this offseason and should be a surefire first-round pick in redraft and dynasty drafts this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2445th)
     
  • Rueben Randle unlikely to be re-sign with NYG
    The Newark Star-Ledger doesn't envision the Giants re-signing impending free agent Rueben Randle.

    Advice: Beat writer James Kratch isn't sure if the Giants even want Randle back, but he also suspects Randle will get more money from another team than the Giants will be willing to pay. Randle seemed to frustrate ex-coach Tom Coughlin a great deal, but it's unclear how OC-turned-coach Ben McAdoo felt about the 24-year-old. Randle is entering a market with not much receiver talent available, so it's possible a team drastically overpays him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.46 (116th)
     
  • Manziel dumped by his own agent on Friday
    Johnny Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, has parted ways with the quarterback.

    Advice: It's unusual to see the agent leaving the player. Most of the time, it's the other way around. But Burkhardt seems fed up with the off-field mess for his client, and Manziel has been unwilling to take control of his own life. Burkhardt says he's tried setting up meetings for Manziel with professionals, but Manziel has declined them. Manziel needs to pull himself out of the gutter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • 'Fair to assume' Lynch's time in Seattle over
    NFL Network's Michael Robinson said it's "fair to assume" that Marshawn Lynch won't be back with the Seahawks.

    Advice: Robinson, of course, is the Seahawks' former fullback and Lynch's best friend. "I don’t think that’s a slight to Marshawn, just after a while, a back gets older, still wants more money," Robinson said. "A team has to be prepared to get younger at some point. And I think the injury didn’t help this year. The fact that he didn’t get the yards that he usually gets didn’t help this year. So we’ll see." Robinson also said he knows if Lynch will retire or not, but passed on spilling the beans. The Seahawks can save $6.5 million by releasing Beast Mode. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Cowboys 'out' of the Johnny Manziel running
    WFAA Dallas' Mike Leslie reports the Cowboys are "out" on Johnny Manziel.

    Advice: We're not sure if they were ever "in," quite frankly, but we're sure owner/GM Jerry Jones has at least considered it. Manziel has strongly hinted at wanting to play in Dallas ever since he entered the league as a 2014 first-rounder. After all of his off-field issues, it's uncertain whether Manziel will even be in the league in the 2016 season. The Rams may be one club desperate enough. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Brandon Browner tweets goodbyes to Saints
    Saints CB Brandon Browner strongly hinted on Twitter that he's being released by New Orleans.

    Advice: "I truly did love the city, really wanted to do well," Browner wrote. "Some of the best people, best hospitality, and food. And a city that will show you a good time. How could you beat that?" Browner was a colossal bust for the Saints after signing a three-year, $15 million contract last offseason. He was easily the worst corner in the league in 2015 and committed a league-high 23 penalties. The Saints will save just $950,000 against the cap by releasing him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:44 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.30 (1644th)
     
  • Manziel won't be charged in domestic case
    Both Dallas and Fort Worth police have opted not to press charges against Johnny Manziel in his alleged domestic violence case.

    Advice: ABC Dallas reported disturbing allegations from Manziel's ex-girlfriend on Thursday, but she refused to cooperate with police. Manziel is lucky with the law, but from an NFL perception standpoint, the damage has already been done. Charges or no charges, Manziel seems like a person in need of serious help. It's difficult to envision him being on someone's 53-man roster in 2016. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Broncos safeties get in full practices
    Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) were upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

    Advice: The duo will be ready to rock for Sunday's title tilt. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
  • Report details disturbing Manziel allegations
    According to ABC Dallas, Johnny Manziel allegedly told his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley to "shut up or I'll kill us both."

    Advice: Per the report, Crowley thought Manziel was "on drugs or maybe having a psychotic break." There are numerous disturbing allegations of abuse, from Manziel hitting Crowley multiple times to forcing her into a car against her will. He threatened to kill himself multiple times. Crowley has sought a protective order against the quarterback. Manziel's life has clearly spiraled out of control. He won't be in the league next season. For what it's worth, Manziel has "bluntly" denied the allegations to TMZ. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Lions knew retirement was option for Johnson
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions informed coaching candidates during their 2014 search of "concerns doctors had for [Calvin] Johnson's longevity and the condition of his ankles."

    Advice: This means the Lions have known any season could be Johnson's last for at least the last two years, and yet they still failed to adequately address the position in the last two drafts, which were two of the best receiver classes in recent memory. Dealing with real health concerns, all indications are Johnson is serious about retirement. He just turned 30 in September. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Thomas Davis (broken arm) practicing in full
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) is practicing fully this week.

    Advice: Davis was held out of practice last week. His status hasn't been in doubt despite having surgery after the NFC title game. Barring a setback, Davis will be ready for the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (1158th)
     
  • T.J. Ward, Darian Stewart limited Wednesday
    Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) were limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Both were listed as questionable on last week's injury report. It puts them on track to play in the Super Bowl. The Broncos should have all their defensive starters against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
  • 'Hard to imagine' Johnny Football in Dallas
    ESPN Dallas considers it "hard to imagine" Johnny Manziel will end up with the Cowboys after he's released by the Browns.

    Advice: Per reporter Todd Archer, "heads immediately shake" when Manziel's name is mentioned at Valley Ranch. Archer accurately points out that all the people who talked owner Jerry Jones out of Manziel at the 2014 Draft remain in place. The Cowboys badly need a viable backup, but will likely decide Manziel isn't worth the risk on the field or off of it. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Report: Manziel listed three interested teams
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Johnny Manziel has "told people" the Cowboys, Rams and Chiefs were interested in his services.

    Advice: It's unclear when this discussion might have occurred. Per Werder, the Chiefs have zero interest. The Rams and Cowboys were both known to be interested in Manziel during the 2014 Draft. We have a hard time believing anyone will have immediate interest in Manziel after he's released. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • EVP Brown strongly hints team cutting Manziel
    In a statement, Browns EVP of football operations Sashi Brown strongly suggested the team will cut Johnny Manziel this offseason.

    Advice: "We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field," Brown said. "Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules." The Browns are allowed to waive Manziel Feb. 8, but they will not have the cap room to cut him until the new league year begins March 9. Either way, Manziel has played his last snap in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Thomas Davis (broken arm) practices Monday
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) practiced Monday.

    Advice: It was just a light practice, but Davis said he "really felt good" just a week after undergoing surgery to repair a broken arm. "I haven’t tried anything that I can’t do yet, but if I get to something, I’ll definitely let you know," Davis said. "But right now, I’m able to do everything." Davis has been adamant he will play in the Super Bowl. It would be shocking if he is not ready to go. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:15 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (1158th)
     
  • Report: Lions aim to keep Mega with extension
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Lions' "goal" is to retain Calvin Johnson with a Larry Fitzgerald-esque extension.

    Advice: That's after they convince him to keep playing. Johnson has yet to publicly announce his intentions, but multiple reports suggest he's serious about retiring. If he changes his mind, the Lions apparently won't be paying him his $15.95 million salary, which comes with a monumental $24 million cap number. Fitzgerald agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal under similar circumstances last offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Report: Mega has already informed ownership
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Calvin Johnson has already called Lions ownership to "thank them for everything."

    Advice: In other words, he's saying his goodbyes. The league and the media that covers it seem to be having a hard time believing that Johnson, who doesn't turn 31 until September, is actually retiring, but all his actions suggest he's deadly serious. Unfortunately, it's looking like we've seen Megatron play his last snap. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • NFL investigation into Manziel is 'ongoing'
    The NFL's probe into Johnny Manziel's possible assault of his ex-girlfriend is "ongoing," a league spokesman said Monday.

    Advice: Manziel has been investigated twice by the league for domestic incidents in the last two months, the first coming after a dispute in the roadway. Following the latest incident -- which took place in Dallas -- both police and the league are "actively working" to determine whether Manziel assaulted his ex. A source close to Manziel told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Manziel's friends have been "worried about him for a period of months," and Manziel became a "train wreck" as the 2015 season wore on. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:57 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Report: Calvin told Lions he plans to retire
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Calvin Johnson told Lions coach Jim Caldwell that he plans to retire.

    Advice: Megatron informed Caldwell of his retirement decision "the day after the regular season ended." Per Schefter, Johnson had told friends and family he planned to make 2015 his final NFL year before the season began. The Lions reportedly "haven't given up hope" that Johnson will change his mind, but a "person close to him" says Johnson is "pretty content" with his decision. Johnson turned 30 years old in September. He has the entire offseason to reconsider -- with a $16 million salary hanging in the balance -- but there seems to be no question Megatron is serious about retirement at this point in time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.35 (35th)
     
  • Dolphins unlikely to draft a quarterback
    The Dolphins aren't expected to draft a quarterback to compete with Ryan Tannehill for the starting job.

    Advice: Despite underperforming in 2015, the Dolphins appear to be all-in on Tannehill. Head coach Adam Gase is excited to work with him while new OC Clyde Christensen recently said his job is to be Tannehill's "ally." Tannehill didn't receive that kind of support under Miami's last coaching staff. Joe Philbin campaigned for the Dolphins to replace Tannehill with Derek Carr leading up to the 2014 draft while former OC Bill Lazor didn't trust Tannehill enough to allow him to audible at the line of scrimmage. With the Dolphins' new coaching staff in place, Tannehill is in much better hands than he was a year ago at this time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    42.50 (26th)
     
  • T.J. Ward (ankle) vows to play in Super Bowl
    Broncos SS T.J. Ward (ankle, questionable) vowed to play in the Super Bowl.

    Advice: "Anytime you get an opportunity to play in this game, and you can run a little bit, I'm guaranteeing you're going to be out there," Ward said. Fellow banged-up FS Darian Stewart (knee, questionable) echoed Ward's sentiment. "Without a doubt in my mind, I'm playing." Despite not practicing this week, both players should play against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
  • New OC Christensen will be Tannehill's 'ally'
    New Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said his "No. 1 job" is to be Ryan Tannehill's "ally."

    Advice: "From every level of coaching that I’ve ever been at and especially this level, I think that’s a lonely position," Christensen said. "I’ve always felt like the No. 1 job that I have is to be an ally, to be a safe place where a guy can talk and communicate and have a relationship where you can bounce things off and generate ideas." It is clear the Dolphins hired new coach Adam Gase and Christensen with their young quarterback in mind. This could be a make-or-break season for Tannehill. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:10 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    42.50 (26th)
     
  • Broncos list Ward, Stewart questionable
    Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) are listed as questionable for next week's Super Bowl against the Panthers.

    Advice: The injury designations aren't official, but neither player practiced this week. Both should be available for the Super Bowl. RCB Chris Harris (shoulder) is probable. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
  • Ward (ankle), Stewart (knee) still sidelined Friday
    Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Neither player has practiced since getting hurt in the AFC Championship. We suspect both will be ready for next week's Super Bowl. The Broncos will hold another practice Saturday before flying out to Santa Clara on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
  • Thomas Davis again guarantees he'll play
    Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) remains adamant he'll be ready for Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Thomas isn't practicing this week, but neither he nor coach Ron Rivera is concerned. "I'm excited about where I am right now," Davis said Thursday. "It hasn't changed. I'm still looking forward to playing in the Super Bowl." Barring a setback, Davis will be out there alongside Luke Kuechly as the Panthers seek to go 18-1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (1158th)
     
  • Rivera believes Davis (arm) will be ready
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) will be ready for the Super Bowl.

    Advice: "If he said he’s going to do it, I believe he will," Rivera said. "We’ll see how he is each day. (He probably won’t practice) until we get to Santa Clara." Davis suffered a broken arm in the NFC Championship Game. He had surgery on Monday, and he was already back watching practice Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.92 (1158th)
     
  • McCloughan wants long-term deal with Cousins
    Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said he wants to work out a "long-term deal" with impending free agent Kirk Cousins.

    Advice: "From the standpoint of going forward, of course I’d like to have him around," McCloughan said. "Our philosophy with me and the organization is we won’t talk contract stuff with the media, but I want him to be a part of the Redskins." Cousins cannot complain about being underappreciated. Washington may prefer a long-term extension -- ideally at a team-bargain price -- but they will almost certainly use the franchise tag to retain Cousins for 2016. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.34 (2681st)
     
  • Ward and Stewart listed as DNP Wednesday
    Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) were listed as "DNP" on the Wednesday injury report.

    Advice: Denver did not actually practice on Wednesday, but Ward and Stewart would not have participated had a practice been held. Both players have said they will play in the Super Bowl, and they have plenty of time to heal up before the big game on February 7. The Broncos will have their first real practice on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:46 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.33 (1802nd)
     
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