Hail Mary (ID# 334498)
  • 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
    9.67 (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
    5.01 (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
    10.19 (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
    9.67 (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
    4.37 (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
    9.67 (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
    4.37 (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
    9.95 (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
    5.77 (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)
     
  • Arian Foster cleared to begin 'light jogging'
    Arian Foster (Achilles') has been cleared for "light jogging."

    Advice: Foster posted a video of his doctor delivering the news Tuesday. "Today you start some light jogging," the doctor said. "No pivoting, cutting, explosive activity. Strengthen all you want. Do your heel lift, elliptical, bike, jog." Foster suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon in late October. He appears to be progressing well in his rehab, but he is unlikely to be ready for training camp. The Texans are expected to move on from the explosive but oft-injured back this offseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2409th)
     
  • Not likely Lamar Miller re-signs with Miami
    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker said there is a "40 percent" chance impending free agent Lamar Miller returns to Miami.

    Advice: That might be generous. The Dolphins may be able to convince Miller the new coaching staff will better utilize him after being woefully underused the last four seasons, but they would still need to come up with the money. With Doug Martin likely staying with the Bucs, Miller will be the hottest young running back on the open market, and Miami is currently projected to be over the cap. They can save around $18 million by restructuring Ndamukong Suh's deal, but they also need to re-sign DE Olivier Vernon. With those cap limitations, spending a lot of money on a running back might not make sense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.15 (73rd)
     
  • Joseph Randle denies report he bet on sports
    Free agent RB Joseph Randle denied a report he was cut by the Cowboys in November in part because he was betting on sports.

    Advice: The Dallas Morning News reported Randle was involved in sports betting during the season, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there was no evidence Randle ever bet on NFL games. In a text to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randle said there was "no truth at all" to the allegations. Randle was suspended four games for violating the league's personal conduct policy after being released, but NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said the league did not investigate Randle for sports betting. Randle was arrested Monday morning on a speeding warrant. It was his fourth arrest in the last 17 months. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2397th)
     
  • Chris Ivory unlikely to re-sign with Jets?
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said "the indicators suggest" impending free agent Chris Ivory will not re-sign with New York.

    Advice: Cimini said Ivory is no better than fourth on the free-agent priority list for the Jets, who also need to re-sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, DE Muhammad Wilkerson and NT Damon Harrison. Ivory admitted there may not be enough cap space to re-sign him last week, and that will be especially true if the Jets have to place the franchise tag on Wilkerson. Even in a strong free agent class, Ivory should get plenty of interest on the open market. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:07 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (59th)
     
  • 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
    9.95 (77th)
     
  • Chip 'excited' to get hands on Jarryd Hayne
    49ers GM Trent Baalke said new coach Chip Kelly is "excited to get his hands" on RB Jarryd Hayne.

    Advice: Ex-rugby star Hayne was one of the best stories of the preseason, but he touched the ball just 23 times on offense in the real games and spent half the season on San Francisco's practice squad. Kelly is undoubtedly intrigued by Hayne's skill set, but the runner still has a long way to go in his development. It is unlikely he makes a meaningful offensive impact in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:16 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.84 (2674th)
     
  • Saints could 'downsize at running back'
    ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett believes New Orleans could "downsize at running back."

    Advice: Mark Ingram is firmly planted at the top of the depth chart, but the futures of C.J. Spiller, restricted free agent Khiry Robinson and unrestricted free agent Tim Hightower are in question. Spiller is the most expensive option of the three, and the cap-strapped Saints could save $3.25 million against the cap by designating him a post-June 1 cut. The move is a no-brainer after Spiller woefully underperformed in his first season with New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2356th)
     
  • Joseph Randle arrested on speeding warrant
    Free agent RB Joseph Randle was arrested on a speeding warrant early Monday morning.

    Advice: Irving Police spokesperson James McLellan said Randle stopped by his ex-girlfriend's house early Monday morning to get some sleep before driving home to Kansas. Randle was "not welcome there" and the residents called the police. The police ran a warrant check after arriving and determined Randle was wanted for speeding in Coppell, a suburb of Dallas. This is the fourth time Randle has been arrested since October of 2014. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:00 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2397th)
     
  • Darren Sproles could be on way out of Philly
    NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes the Eagles could move on from Darren Sproles this offseason.

    Advice: Sproles will count $4.5 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, which is a lot to pay a third-down back and special teamer. With several stars to re-sign or extend, Philadelphia could use the $3.5 million in cap savings from releasing or trading the 32-year-old back. Ultimately, Sproles' future could come down to whether or not new coach Doug Pederson values niche weapons as much as his mentor Andy Reid seems to in Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:37 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.06 (120th)
     
  • 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
    4.37 (2477th)
     
  • James Starks likely to re-sign with Packers
    Packers News' Pete Dougherty expects free agent James Starks to re-sign with Green Bay.

    Advice: Starks is looking for an opportunity to start, but there’s not going to be much demand for him on the open market. His best chance at starting could be returning with the Packers and competing with Eddie Lacy. Starks played a career-high 614 snaps this year, posting 993 total yards on 191 touches. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.94 (215th)
     
  • Jets may not have cap space for Chris Ivory
    Impending free agent RB Chris Ivory said the Jets may not have the cap space to re-sign him.

    Advice: "They want to bring me back, but, like I said, I think it's about the cap space," Ivory said. "That's going to be the biggest factor as to whether I'm back or not." Ivory has said he wants to return, but ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects he will be priced out of the Jets' range. Despite a puzzling lack of carries in the Week 17 loss which ultimately cost the Jets the playoffs, Ivory set career highs in carries (247), yards (1070) and touchdowns (7). He should get plenty of interest even in a strong free agent class. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.70 (59th)
     
  • Stewart, six others listed as questionable
    Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is among seven Panthers listed as questionable for next week's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

    Advice: Thomas Davis (arm), Charles Johnson (knee), Ryan Kalil (knee), Kawann Short (knee), Mike Tolbert (knee) and Fozzy Whittaker (ankle) also drew questionable tags. Of those seven, only Stewart, Davis and Tolbert missed practice on Friday. Ultimately we'd expect all to suit up for next week's Super Bowl in Santa Clara. Jared Allen, who missed last week's NFC Championship with a foot injury, was not listed on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Jonathan Stewart misses another practice
    Jonathan Stewart (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Stewart's status is in zero doubt for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Cal. on Feb. 7 at 6:30 PM ET. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
  • Matt Jones not a lock for 'workhorse' role?
    CSN Washington's Rich Tandler reports Matt Jones is not a lock for the Redskins "workhorse running back" role next season.

    Advice: "From what I have heard they like Jones," Tandler said, "but they are not sure that he will be able to fix everything he needs to fix between now and September." Jones certainly needs to work on his consistency and ball security, but the Redskins may have no choice with Alfred Morris set to leave in free agency. Unless a back is added early in the draft, Jones should open 2016 as the starter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2328th)
     
  • Forte's chance of returning to Bears 'slight'
    ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson said impending free agent Matt Forte's chances of returning to Chicago are "slight."

    Advice: Forte admitted in December his chances of returning were minimal, and the two sides have not had any meaningful contract talks. With Doug Martin likely to stay in Tampa Bay, Forte and Lamar Miller will be the top running backs available in free agency. Despite turning 30 in December, Forte should get plenty of interest on the open market. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.07 (54th)
     
  • O'Brien: Foster 'working hard to get back'
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster (Achilles') is "working hard to get back."

    Advice: Foster tore his Achilles' tendon in late October and will be in a race to be ready for training camp. The team he will be playing for once healthy remains a mystery. Carrying an $8.925 million cap hit into his age-30 season, it is expected the Texans will move on from the productive but oft-injured running back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2409th)
     
  • 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
    10.19 (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)
     
  • Stewart doesn't practice Wednesday
    Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Super Bowl 50 isn't for another 10 days, and coach Ron Rivera expressed zero concern about any of the injured Panthers. Stewart will be fine. He played through the minor issue in the NFC Championship and totaled 88 yards. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:44 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2466th)
     
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