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  • Tannehill wants more freedom under Gase
    Greg Jennings said that Ryan Tannehill badly wants "more freedom" under new coach Adam Gase and his staff.

    Advice: "I’m going to speak for Ryan right now, which I typically don’t do," Jennings said. "He wants some more freedom. He’s been hand-held his entire career." It's unclear if Tannehill will get it from Gase and new OC Clyde Christensen, as Jay Cutler reportedly only had "limited audible latitude" under Gase in Chicago this past season. Still, Gase figures to be great for Tannehill after the young quarterback was held under wraps by Joe Philbin and Bill Lazor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
  • Saints waive WR Seantavius Jones
    Saints waived WR Seantavius Jones.

    Advice: Jones was only due $600,000, so the Saints clearly didn't see much potential in him. Jones has spent the last two offseasons being talked up by Saints beat writers along with Brandon Coleman. Coleman flopped in his 2015 increased opportunity, while 23-year-old Jones (five snaps) barely saw the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    1.36 (2643rd)
     
  • Manziel's ex: He beat & threatened to kill me
    According to the police affidavit signed by alleged victim Colleen Crowley, Johnny Manziel beat and threatened to kill Crowley on January 29.

    Advice: Manziel's ex-girlfriend, Crowley filed the affidavit as part of a request for a restraining order against Johnny Football. Crowley alleges Manziel hit her so hard he ruptured her eardrum and caused what's so far been permanent hearing loss in Crowley's left ear. Crowley also accuses Manziel of preventing her from leaving a Dallas hotel room and grabbing her by the hair and throwing Crowley into a vehicle. "Shut up or I'll kill us both," Manziel allegedly told Crowley at one point. Manziel and Crowley dated for two years and lived together for four months in Cleveland before the Dallas incident. Manziel agreed to the restraining order, which forbids him from seeing Crowley for two years. Police are still investigating whether Manziel should be arrested for domestic violence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:34 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Arrest warrants sought in LeSean McCoy case
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports police are seeking arrest warrants in the LeSean McCoy nightclub case.

    Advice: McCoy, as well as ex-Charger Curtis Brinkley and two other men, are alleged to have severely beaten three off-duty police officers, hospitalizing two of them. The brawl apparently erupted after McCoy's group attempted to co-opt a bottle of champagne. The Bills are "aware" of the incident. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Eagles finally release receiver Riley Cooper
    Eagles released WR Riley Cooper.

    Advice: The move is more than a year overdue. Cooper was one of the league's worst receivers in 2015, catching only 21 passes while diminishing as a blocker. Since averaging 17.8 yards per catch in 2013, Cooper has managed 11.9 yards per grab. He doesn't make plays. The transaction frees up $2.9 million in cap space. Going on 29, Cooper's phone won't be ringing off the hook. 49ers fans should be worried that coach Chip Kelly might want a reunion in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    3.92 (2470th)
     
  • Vernon Davis plays 19 postseason snaps
    Free agent Vernon Davis played only 19 postseason snaps.

    Advice: Davis' Broncos tenure was as big of a dud as possible. He made huge mistakes in the regular season before being phased out down the stretch. Now 32, Davis remains a rare athlete at tight end, but the finer points of his game have eroded. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden deal in free agency. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.46 (1984th)
     
  • Tate: Calvin's 'body just isn't holding up'
    Golden Tate said Calvin Johnson's "body just isn't holding up."

    Advice: "When the rumors came out he was going to leave Detroit...I thought it might have been a money thing, or his contract was up, is what I initially thought. Because he showed up to work as the same Calvin that we've always known," Tate said. "But his body just isn't holding up." The Lions have reportedly had concerns about Johnson's ankles for several seasons. He missed three games and was limited in others with a high-ankle sprain in 2014, and his practice time was scaled back because of ankle issues last season. Dealing with real health concerns, it is not surprising Johnson is seriously considering retirement. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Falcons leaning toward keeping Roddy White?
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter said the Falcons "appear to be leaning toward retaining" Roddy White.

    Advice: With White set to count just over $6.1 million against the salary cap, there has been speculation the Falcons will move on from their declining No. 2 receiver. GM Thomas Dimitroff recently said, "It's not always about the talent," however, and coach Dan Quinn has talked about White's value as a "competitor and leader." It would still be surprising if White is back on his current deal, but it looks like the Falcons are at least open to the idea. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.89 (249th)
     
  • Philly Police confirm two cops hospitalized
    Philadelphia Police confirmed two off-duty officers were hospitalized after an altercation inside a nightclub early Sunday morning.

    Advice: The two off-duty officers were allegedly assaulted by four assailants after an argument over a bottle of champagne at approximately 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning. LeSean McCoy is believed to be one of the alleged assailants. One of the officers suffered a laceration to his right eye, a broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb. The other officer needed stitches over his left eye and is receiving treatment for a possible skull fracture. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • LeSean McCoy accused of assaulting officers
    CSN Philadelphia reports LeSean McCoy was allegedly involved in the assault of three off-duty Philadelphia police officers early Monday morning.

    Advice: McCoy, former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley, former Pitt WR T.J. Porter and Christopher Henderson reportedly got into a physical altercation over a bottle of champagne with three off-duty officers around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning at the Recess Lounge in Philadelphia. ABC 6 reports two of the officers were hospitalized as a result of the altercation, and Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports one of the officers suffered a fractured skull. None of the alleged assailants were not arrested, but they are reportedly the focus of the investigation. The Bills released a statement saying the organization was "aware" of the reports and is "in the process of gathering more information." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2361st)
     
  • Reggie Bush (knee) says he is not retiring
    Impending free agent Reggie Bush (knee) said he is not retiring.

    Advice: Bush's first and likely only season with the 49ers ended early after he slipped on the concrete at the Edward Jones Dome and tore his meniscus Week 8. Bush should be ready for training camp, but it is not a given he will find a new home before then. Soon-to-be 31, Bush has played in 16 games total the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2431st)
     
  • Report: 'No chance' Eagles reacquire Foles
    The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports the Eagles are not interested in reacquiring Rams QB Nick Foles.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday new coach Doug Pederson was interested in the Eagles' former quarterback, but a source told Bowen, "There is no chance the team will reacquire Foles." If accurate, it is the right decision by Philadelphia. Foles has not shown anything the last two seasons to suggest he is markedly better than current No. 2 Mark Sanchez, and trading even a late-round pick to acquire what looks like a bad contract is not a sound way to build a football team. The Rams are likely stuck with Foles until they can get out of his contract next offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2718th)
     
  • Eagles source denies Bradford, Foles report
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports the Eagles have not decided whether to use the franchise tag on impending free agent Sam Bradford.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Eagles had already decided not to use the franchise tag on Bradford, but a source denied those claims. Schefter's report also said new coach Doug Pederson was interested in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia, but Berman's source said the team has not discussed their former quarterback. This saga has a long way to go, but it would not be surprising if the Eagles balked at Bradford's price tag and pursued other options. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:55 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Manning's decision not coming for 'few' weeks
    On the TODAY Show, Peyton Manning said he will not make his decision on retirement for "a few more weeks."

    Advice: "I'll keep doing it for a few more weeks, and then, at the appropriate time, I think I'll make a decision," Manning said. "I have to tell you, though, I'm very much at peace with it." Manning has cited former coach Tony Dungy's advice not to make an emotional decision as his reason for delaying the announcement. With the script perfectly written, it would be surprising if Manning did not retire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch retiring
    The Seahawks' official Twitter account confirmed Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

    Advice: Lynch tweeted a "deuces" emoji and a picture of his green cleats hanging during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks' Twitter quoted the tweet and added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode. The timing and cryptic nature of the announcement are a fitting end to the spectacular career of one of the game's most enigmatic stars. Lynch finishes his career with 11,091 total yards and 83 TDs across 127 NFL games, and ranks 36th on the all-time rushing list. Though the stats are not overly impressive, Lynch was one of the most dominant backs in the game for the early part of this decade and made his mark with several memorable performances. Most iconic was his 67-yard touchdown run to clinch an upset Wild Card win against the Saints in 2011. Lynch was a First-Team All-Pro in 2012 and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013. He amassed six 100-plus-yard rushing performances in the playoffs, third most all time behind Emmitt Smith (7) and Terrell Davis (7). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Stewart struggles as Panthers fall in SB50
    Jonathan Stewart managed 29 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, catching one pass for a loss of one.

    Advice: Stewart gave the Panthers an early scare when he limped off with a first-quarter foot injury, but he missed only a few series and hit pay dirt from a yard out in the second quarter, jackknifing head first over the pile. Stewart didn't have a run longer than five yards until the fourth quarter, when he ripped off a gain of 12. The Panthers largely abandoned the run when they fell down by two scores. J-Stew had a workmanlike 2015 season (242-989-4.1-6), but is no longer an asset in the passing game and turns 29 this May. The Panthers need to think about adding explosion to their running back stable this offseason. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Olsen goes 4-41 against the Broncos
    Greg Olsen caught 4-of-9 targets for 41 yards in the Panthers' Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Olsen was shockingly quiet as the Broncos used Aqib Talib to follow Carolina's tight end in obvious passing situations, and "Seventh Floor G-Reg" failed to find separation against Denver's bracket coverage. Olsen was Cam Newton's clear-cut go-to receiver all season, but he is a candidate to be overdrafted in 2016 fantasy leagues. Kelvin Benjamin (ACL) will be back, and Devin Funchess should command more targets. Olsen turns 31 this March. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.65 (31st)
     
  • Vernon Davis goes catch-less in SB50
    Vernon Davis was held catch-less in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Davis fell behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green at the end of the regular season and didn't have a single postseason reception. Davis still has top-end athleticism, but his focus and poor hands have sapped his game-day value. Davis also isn't nearly the in-line blocker he once was. At age 32, Davis' impending free agent market figures to be pretty quiet. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.46 (1984th)
     
  • Peyton, Broncos upset Panthers 24-10 in SB50
    Peyton Manning completed 13-of-23 passes for 141 yards and an interception in the Broncos' Super Bowl win over the Panthers, 24-10.

    Advice: A six-point pre-game underdog and the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history, Peyton came out firing with passes on each of the Broncos' first five plays. Although Manning eventually settled into ball-control mode, the game script played directly into Denver's hands as the Broncos' defense strip-sacked Cam Newton for a first-quarter touchdown and Jordan Norwood returned a punt 61 yards. Teams that score defensive TDs in a Super Bowl are now 16-2 all time. Manning threw a second-quarter pick to Panthers DE Kony Ealy on a well-designed zone drop by DC Sean McDermott, but Carolina's offense couldn't capitalize versus Denver's shutdown defense. Although Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Denver's defense and special teams were more responsible for this win, Peyton can now ride into the sunset with two Super Bowl rings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:23 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Marshawn tweet indicates Lynch will retire
    A tweet from Marshawn Lynch on Sunday night indicated Lynch plans to retire.

    Advice: Lynch's tweet -- accessible at the link below -- has a "deuces" sign with two fingers up and a picture of Marshawn's green cleats. The cleats are hanging; BeastMode seems poised to "hang 'em up" after nine NFL seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart leaves with left foot injury
    Jonathan Stewart limped off the field with a left foot injury on the Panthers' second drive of the Super Bowl, but returned on the team's fourth possession.

    Advice: Stewart has battled toe, foot, and ankle injuries for his entire NFL career, and ankle problems most recently. He was listed as questionable to return before coming back on the field late in the first quarter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Schefter: Nick Foles back on Eagles' radar
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports new Eagles coach Doug Pederson is "interested" in bringing Nick Foles back to Philadelphia.

    Advice: The quarterback wheels are spinning in Philly. Schefter reported Sunday the Eagles are no longer planning to franchise tag Sam Bradford, and now it looks like Pederson is gearing up for a reunion with Foles. Pederson was the Eagles' quarterbacks coach when the team drafted Foles in 2012. Foles is coming off a dreadful year in St. Louis, but the $7.75 million he'll make in 2016 is far less than what Bradford will command in free agency. It's unclear what the Rams would be looking for in a trade for Foles. The Rams benched Foles down the stretch last year, deciding Case Keenum was a better option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.05 (2718th)
     
  • Eagles not expected to franchise Sam Bradford
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are not expected to use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford.

    Advice: The Eagles may have to do some cap gymnastics after signing Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Lane Johnson and Vinny Curry to long-term extensions. The projected franchise number for quarterbacks is $19.7 million, which is actually less than Bradford asked for when the two sides were negotiating during the season. Schefter said the Eagles still have "some interest" in retaining Bradford, but new coach Doug Pederson is also "interested" in a reunion with Nick Foles. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:13 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • Report: Marshawn Lynch told friends he's retiring
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marshawn Lynch has told "people close to him" he plans on retiring.

    Advice: Lynch has reportedly told members of the Seahawks' organization that he plans on hanging it up. Lynch, who was on the fence about coming back last year, struggled through an injury-plagued season while being outplayed by rookie Thomas Rawls. If this is it for Beast Mode, he'll finish his career with 9,112 rushing yards across nine NFL seasons. That total ranks 36th all-time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2423rd)
     
  • Sly denies investigators were to intimidate
    Charlie Sly, the main source of the Al Jazeera documentary which alleges Peyton Manning used HGH, does not believe the investigators the Manning camp sent to his parents' house were intended to intimidate him into cooperation.

    Advice: The Washington Post reported Manning's lawyers sent investigators to the house prior to the documentary airing. The men allegedly worried Sly's sister enough for her to call police, but Sly had nothing but good things to say about the investigators. "Those guys were great guys," Sly said. "Like, very good guys. Very professional." The NFL is investigating the allegations against Manning and the other NFL players implicated in the documentary. Sly recanted his allegations before the documentary aired. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Owner will have no input on Roddy decision
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he will have no input on the decision to cut or retain Roddy White.

    Advice: "I have nothing but respect for Roddy and I love Roddy," Blank said. "When it comes to where Roddy is in the future, that's where the owner doesn't get involved. That's a decision that will be made by the coach, the coaching staff and personnel." Blank added the organization is still in the process of evaluating the roster. Coach Dan Quinn hinted White would stick around, but GM Thomas Dimitroff said White may have to redo his contract to stay with the team. White has already said he will not accept a pay cut. The two sides look headed for a divorce. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.89 (249th)
     
  • 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 Friday, 6:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Archie and Eli weigh in on Peyton's retirement
    Archie and Eli Manning think switching teams could be a deal breaker for Peyton Manning.

    Advice: "He had some offers last year from teams, some teams talked to him," said Archie. "But I think that was going to be a lot of drama, again, to change teams, that he didn't want to go through. He did do that once, so I don't know that he would want to do that." Eli agreed that playing for a different team would be "tough" for Peyton. All signs are pointing to Sunday being Peyton's last game. Even if the Broncos are interested in keeping him, which seems unlikely, it's doubtful Manning would put himself through another year of wear and tear after missing six games to injury this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • 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 Friday, 1:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (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 Friday, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • 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 Friday, 10:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
  • 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2576th)
     
  • Peyton had PIs investigate documentary source
    The Washington Post reports Peyton Manning hired private investigators to question the main source of Al Jazeera's documentary on performance-enhancing drug use.

    Advice: The men apparently made a bit of a scene at Charlie Sly's parents' house. Manning's camp hasn't denied it. "Our thinking was it would be very helpful to find whoever it was who was making up lies about Peyton, and figure out why someone would fabricate information like this," spokesman Ari Fleischer said. Sly recanted his claims before the documentary even aired. He was clearly feeling some pressure from Manning's end. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Doug Pederson discusses adding young QB
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said the team could "possibly" add a "young quarterback."

    Advice: Pederson was asked about the roster in an interview with CSN Philly. "I think the pieces are there." Pederson said. "And then you start just kinda filling in. A hole here, a hole there, get some depth here, you know, get you a young quarterback possibly, and then you just start developing your talent and you see what happens after that." Sam Bradford is only 28, but he would not be considered a "young" quarterback. ESPN's Phil Sheridan reported the Eagles could let Bradford walk if they believe they can get a "legit quarterback" in the draft, and it sounds like Pederson is open to that option. Bradford remains likely to stay in Philly, but it is not set in stone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.44 (30th)
     
  • 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
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Report: Rams keeping eye on Peyton Manning
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams "have had internal discussions" about signing Peyton Manning and are "monitoring the situation."

    Advice: The Rams are desperate for quarterback help, and nothing screams making a splash in their return to L.A. like signing Manning, even if he is merely a shell of his former self. And that may be generous. Manning turns 40 next month, and he and coach Jeff Fisher have a history dating back to AFC South battles between Fisher's Titans and Manning's Colts. The Broncos hold a $19 million option on Manning for 2016, but most expect them to move on after Manning battled injury and interceptions this season, leading to a 67.9 QB rating. Nick Foles (69.0) and Case Keenum (87.7) were actually better in that category. Signing Manning would be a PR thing at this point in his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • Peyton unsure of post-Super Bowl career
    Peyton Manning insists he's unsure if Super Bowl 50 will be his final game.

    Advice: "I don't know the answer to that," Manning told the assembled media when asked if Sunday would be his final time on an NFL field. Manning has reportedly "told close friends" he plans to hang it up following his title tilt with the Panthers. The worst quarterback in the league by many measures this season, it's probably the right decision for a player who will turn 40 next month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • '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)
     
  • Report: Peyton has told friends he's retiring
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Peyton Manning has "told close friends" that he'll retire following Super Bowl 50.

    Advice: Conventional wisdom says this is it for Manning. He'll be 40 next month and experienced a sharp decline at the end of last season that carried over into 2015. Manning's arm is simply shot after 10,384 passing attempts across 18 seasons in the league. If the Broncos win Sunday, it's a virtual lock Manning will call it a career. Either way, Sunday is likely his final game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • 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
    12.22 (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
    12.22 (35th)
     
  • Panthers say Peyton Manning is still Peyton
    Panthers LBs Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly said they are not underestimating Peyton Manning.

    Advice: "He’s still very much Peyton Manning. I don’t care what anyone says: He’s still the guy," Kuechly said. "He’s going to go down as if not the greatest, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play this game and you don’t just lose that overnight," Davis said. The Panthers are saying the right things, but Manning is clearly a shell of his former self. That shell has been far less turnover prone since regaining the starting job, however. He will need another clean game against the most opportunistic defense in the league to win another Lombardi Trophy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:28 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2547th)
     
  • 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 Jan 31, 2:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    12.22 (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 Jan 31, 8:41 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
  • 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 Jan 30, 7:10 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.16 (26th)
     
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