MAC Confrence (ID# 235849)
  • Rawls (ankle) expects to be ready for camp
    Thomas Rawls (ankle) expects to be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Rawls avoided surgery, but is in the early stages of rehab. He could be limited for OTAs. With Marshawn Lynch not expected back, Rawls should open 2016 as Seattle’s clear-cut starter. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2340th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell has not yet been cleared to run
    Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) has not yet been cleared to run.

    Advice: Bell tore both his MCL and PCL early in November. Bell is expected to be ready for Week 1, but he is facing a tricky recovery which could linger longer than expected. Bell's recovery will be a hot topic throughout the offseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2417th)
     
  • Cowboys would want Murray on reworked deal
    ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer believes Dallas would be interested in bringing back DeMarco Murray "if the numbers are reworked."

    Advice: Murray said he wants to remain with the Eagles, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Murray and the organization "are not in a good place." The contract is an obstacle, but it is highly unlikely Dallas will get a shot at Murray regardless. The guaranteed money in Murray's deal makes cutting him difficult, and trades between division rivals rarely happen. Murray's future in Philadelphia remains murky, but it is unlikely he returns to Dallas. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.24 (80th)
     
  • Stevan Ridley unlikely to return to Patriots
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss thinks it is unlikely impending free agent Stevan Ridley returns to New England.

    Advice: The Patriots need running back help, and Ridley was drafted by and had his best seasons in New England. The pair divorced for a reason last offseason, however, and an unsuccessful stint with the Jets likely did not change Ridley's opinion on his potential workload with the Patriots. Ridley will likely find a cold market in a loaded running back class, but a reunion remains unlikely. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.36 (1814th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • '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)
     
  • Melvin Gordon: I should be ready in 2 months
    Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, Melvin Gordon (knee cartilage surgery) suggested he'll be back to 100 percent in two months.

    Advice: The exact nature of Gordon's operation has never been disclosed. The Union-Tribune San Diego simply labeled it "knee-cartilage surgery." The nearly three-month timeline from his operation date suggests it was a bit more than a simple clean-up procedure. Either way, Gordon should be 100 percent healthy well in advance of June's minicamp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:31 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2372nd)
     
  • Doug Martin: I want to re-sign with the Bucs
    Free agent Doug Martin says he wants to re-sign with the Bucs.

    Advice: "I love Tampa and Tampa loves me," Martin said. "I’ve got a house out there so I do wish I’ll go back to Tampa." Martin also said he wouldn't complain if slapped with the franchise tag. The Bucs are well on the record as wanting Martin back. An accord will likely be reached. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:24 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (71st)
     
  • DeMarco Murray says he wants to stay w/ PHI
    DeMarco Murray insists he wants to remain with the Eagles.

    Advice: "That’s not the lasting impression I want to leave in my mouth and (for) the fans, and my family, anyone," Murray said. "I never want to leave off on a note like I did last year. So I'm working tremendously hard to try and improve." NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday the sides are "not in a good place." If Murray wants out, he's at least going to take the high road publicly. With his contract making him difficult to trade or cut, Murray will likely be back with the Eagles. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:23 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.24 (80th)
     
  • Report: Redskins won't make any Morris effort
    ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins won't make an effort to re-sign Alfred Morris in free agency.

    Advice: Executive Bruce Allen has already admitted the team will let Morris reach the open market, but Keim reports they're unlikely to re-sign him even at a team-friendly rate. Per Keim, the Redskins were frustrated with Morris' "lack of productivity" last season, "especially when the blocking wasn't there." Keim reports there's "a belief" that Morris' 1,078 career carries have already taken a toll on his effectiveness. Morris' 1,613 rushing yards as a rookie were the 49th most in NFL history, but his production has steadily waned ever since. He was a product of ex-coach Mike Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:00 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (2477th)
     
  • Murray and Eagles 'headed toward stare-down'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles and DeMarco Murray "are not in a good place."

    Advice: Rapoport reports Murray has not asked to be traded or released, and the Eagles are not interested in cutting him at this point. Rapoport did say "it's fair to say Murray has eyes on greener pastures," however, and the Eagles are likely not happy with the amount of money they have invested at running back. Murray's contract makes cutting him almost impossible, but Philly may start shopping him in trades if the relationship is truly broken. Murray gained 702 yards on 193 carries (3.64 YPC) in the first season of a five-year, $40 million deal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.24 (80th)
     
  • Redskins allowing Morris to test open market
    Redskins president Bruce Allen suggested the team is not actively trying to re-sign impending free agent Alfred Morris.

    Advice: "Free agency is going to be a great test for him," Allen said. "If he gets a great contract [elsewhere], we’re going to applaud him. If not, we’re going to see what happens with us." Allen did not completely shut the door on re-signing Morris, but it is clear they are not actively working on a deal. A two-down player on a clear downward trend, Morris may struggle to find a starting job in free agency. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (2477th)
     
  • Eddie Lacy played season near 260 pounds?
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes it's "a good bet" Eddie Lacy played "at least" 25 pounds heavier than his playing weight of 234.

    Advice: In other words, beat writer Rob Reischel thinks Lacy was near 260. Lacy's weigh-in at Alabama's 2013 Pro Day was 5-foot-11, 231. We've gone back to check Lacy's college tape as a comparison tool, and he looks considerably more fit and slender in Crimson Tide than Lacy appeared to be this past year. Wrote Reischel, "In fact, from the waist down, you couldn't tell the difference between Lacy and 301-pound center Corey Linsley." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.79 (77th)
     
  • Mike Tolbert wants to remain with Panthers
    Impending free agent Mike Tolbert said he "absolutely" wants to re-sign with the Panthers.

    Advice: Tolbert should become the league's highest paid fullback after making the Pro Bowl two of the last three seasons. 30-year-old Tolbert will be seeking Marcel Reece money (four years, $14M). Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:20 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.50 (226th)
     
  • Khiry Robinson (leg) resumes running
    Restricted free agent Khiry Robinson (leg) has been cleared for light jogging.

    Advice: It’s the first update on Robinson since he went on I.R. with a broken right tibia in early November. There haven’t been any setbacks in his recovery. As a restricted free agent, Robinson should be tendered at the second-round level. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2376th)
     
  • Saints sign RB Vick Ballard to futures deal
    Saints signed RB Vick Ballard to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: Ballard has been out of football since getting released with an injury settlement by the Colts in September. It's a low-cost flier for the Saints. Ballard hasn't appeared in a game since 2013 and will need to prove he's healthy to make it to training camp. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:46 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2357th)
     
  • Jets sign Dri Archer to reserve/future deal
    Jets signed RB/KR Dri Archer to a reserve/future contract.

    Advice: A 2014 third-round pick, Archer was cut from the Steelers in Week 9 and spent the rest of the year out of the league after declining multiple practice-squad offers. He's been a special teams only player the last two seasons. Archer will compete for a role on kick returns and as a gadget player in Chan Gailey's offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:32 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2295th)
     
  • Report: Packers want Lacy to lose 30 pounds
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds.

    Advice: Rapoport added Lacy is "committed" to losing the weight, "through camp or a fitness program." Lacy refused to talk about his weight during the year, but the Packers made it very clear after the season Lacy's weight was a big concern. Lacy had career lows in carries (187), total yards (946) and touchdowns (5) in 2015. He will need a much better showing in the final year of his rookie deal to land a long-term extension. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.79 (77th)
     
  • Redskins not expected to re-up Alfred Morris
    CSN Washington's Rich Tandler believes the Redskins are unlikely to re-sign free agent Alfred Morris.

    Advice: Morris wants to return to D.C., but the feeling doesn't appear mutual. Alf's production has fallen dramatically on an annual basis since his rookie year, and at age 27 his best years are probably behind him. Matt Jones struggled with fumbles during his rookie season, but his upside is enough to make Morris expendable. Chris Thompson should be back in his normal third-down role. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:23 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.02 (2477th)
     
  • Steelers hope to keep Le'Veon long term
    Steelers president Art Rooney hopes to lock up 2016 contract-year RB Le'Veon Bell long term.

    Advice: Rooney also said Bell doesn't have anything to prove after suffering major injuries in each of his first three NFL seasons. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette has postulated the Steelers won't make a "break-the-bank" offer to Bell this offseason as he recovers from right MCL and PCL surgery. Three weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Bell has averaged 4.75 yards per carry since slimming down ahead of the 2014 season. He's caught 107 passes over his past 22 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2417th)
     
  • Bucs open contract talks with Doug Martin
    Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds reports the Bucs have opened contract negotiations with impending free agent Doug Martin.

    Advice: GM Jason Licht and Martin's agent, David Dunn, were spotted speaking in the stands at the Senior Bowl. The entire organization including new coach Dirk Koetter have been open about their desire to re-sign their No. 1 back. Martin should be looking for a four-year deal for upwards of $25 million. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    17.16 (71st)
     
  • Steelers won't 'break bank' for Le'Veon Bell
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette said the Steelers will not make a "break-bank offer" to Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) this offseason.

    Advice: "I think they will make him an offer this year," wrote Bouchette, "but ... It won't be a break-bank offer if they do." Entering his contract year, Bell has failed to finish the last two seasons due to knee injuries, and also fractured his foot as a rookie. Bell is owed under $1 million in 2016, while the Steelers could theoretically franchise tag Le'Veon in 2017. Don't expect a long-term extension this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2417th)
     
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