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    • Giants could let Manning play out final year
      ESPN's Dan Graziano believes the Giants could let Eli Manning play out his contract year.

      Advice: An extension could lower Eli's $17 million salary, but the Giants have $25M in cap room and don't feel the need. Manning is coming off a bounce-back year after leading the NFL in turnovers in 2013. He's expected to command $20 million annually on a long-term deal. The Giants could be better off waiting until Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers get their new contracts to extend Manning. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:54 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      18.11 (13th)
    • Josh McCown's deal has $6.25M guaranteed
      Josh McCown's three-year deal with the Browns contains $6.25 million guaranteed.

      Advice: McCown can earn up to $20 million based on incentives. His entire first-year salary ($5.25M) along with an additional $1 million is guaranteed. It makes McCown the favorite to start Week 1. The Browns can move on from McCown without any major salary-cap issues after 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Michael Vick could land in Baltimore?
      ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini speculates free agent Michael Vick may draw some interest from the Ravens.

      Advice: With nobody of note behind Joe Flacco on the depth chart, the Ravens will be linked with a host of backup quarterbacks this offseason. With former Jets OC Mary Mornhinweg now the quarterbacks coach in Baltimore, Vick to the Ravens makes some sense, but he would be a terrible fit for Marc Trestman's offense. He will likely be a backup somewhere else in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:11 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.05 (2682nd)
    • Browns give Josh McCown 3-year, $14M deal
      Browns signed QB Josh McCown to a three-year, $14 million contract.

      Advice: The Buccaneers gave McCown a two-year, $10 million contract last offseason, surrounding him with Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He posted an 11:14 TD-to-INT ratio with a 1-10 record, and got cut. The Browns are giving McCown the same annual average on a lengthier deal while surrounding him with Andrew Hawkins, Travis Benjamin, and Taylor Gabriel. It's a desperate move to say the least. The McCown signing highlights the Browns' lack of confidence in 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel, and confirms free agent Brian Hoyer will move on. Now entering his age-36 season, McCown has a strong connection with new Cleveland OC John DeFilippo from their Oakland days together and will be the heavy favorite to start Week 1. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Browns 'still in the running' for McCown
      The Cleveland Plain Dealer confirms the Browns are "still in the running" for free agent Josh McCown.

      Advice: McCown left his visit with the Browns without a contract, but is reportedly in talks with Cleveland and Buffalo. He's also drawn interest from the Bears and Jets, and it's possible a third team could emerge for McCown. Signing McCown would allow Cleveland to move on from Brian Hoyer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Vince Young heading to the veteran combine
      Vince Young will attempt a comeback next month at the veteran combine.

      Advice: After filing for bankruptcy a year ago, Young's "comeback" is more of a thinly-veiled cash grab. Despite a disappointing career, Young was Rookie of the Year in 2006 and has been to two Pro Bowls. At age 31, he'll be hard-pressed to find a backup job. Young lasted just 11 days on the Browns' roster last spring. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:40 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2474th)
    • 'At least' two teams trying to sign McCown
      The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports "at least" two teams are trying to sign free agent Josh McCown.

      Advice: We know the Browns and Bills form the "at least," with Buffalo seemingly the most aggressive. McCown has also met with the Bears and Jets. It's possible there's a mystery team in the fold. The Associated Press reported earlier Thursday that the Bills were engaged in ongoing talks with McCown's rep. He should have a new home shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Hasselbeck returning as Colts backup for '15
      Colts re-signed QB Matt Hasselbeck to a one-year, $3 million contract.

      Advice: Seven months shy of his 40th birthday, Hasselbeck is returning for a third year of backing up Andrew Luck. Hasselbeck had appeared a candidate for retirement, as he actually called a game for FOX during the Colts' bye week last season. The longtime Seahawks starter has attempted just 56 passes the past two seasons, and appeared slight when on the field. He'd likely be a disaster if forced into extended action, but the Colts clearly value his veteran "presence." Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.26 (2658th)
    • Report: Manning's restructure could be big
      Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Peyton Manning's restructured contract could create as much as $7-$9 million in cap space.

      Advice: The most-likely scenario would be turning a huge chunk of Manning's $19 million 2015 salary into a "signing bonus" that could be prorated over the next two seasons. A voidable year for 2017 could also be added. Cole speculates Manning will push for the Broncos to re-sign Julius Thomas with the savings. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • New Rams QBs coach praises Sam Bradford
      New Rams QBs coach Chris Weinke says Sam Bradford is the second-best quarterback he's ever evaluated coming out of college.

      Advice: That's behind only Andrew Luck. We're obviously not concerned with Weinke's draft evaluations, but the more Rams coaches talk up Bradford, the more apparent it becomes he's going to remain in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills negotiating with QB Josh McCown
      A source tells the Associated Press the Bills are in contract talks with free agent Josh McCown.

      Advice: McCown met with the Bills last week and has since visited the Browns, Bears and Jets. It sounds like he's close to choosing Buffalo. Kyle Orton finished 2014 as Buffalo's starter but retired after the season, leaving only E.J. Manuel and Jeff Tuel on the roster at quarterback. Assuming the contract gets completed, McCown will compete with Manuel for the starting job in one of the least inspiring quarterback duels around the league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Ryan Mallett hopes to be back with Texans
      Free agent Ryan Mallett says he would like to re-sign with the Texans.

      Advice: Three months removed from a torn pectoral muscle, Mallett is "getting close" to full strength. There's no harm in bringing Mallett back on a team-friendly deal, especially with Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to fill in if things go south. With only seven games of experience, it's too early to tell if Mallett has the goods to be an NFL starter. We're skeptical he does, but Mallett undoubtedly has full command of Bill O'Brien's offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2444th)
    • McCown leaves Cleveland without a contract
      Free agent Josh McCown left his visit with the Browns without signing a contract.

      Advice: McCown has also met with the Bears, Bills and Jets. The veteran is likely to choose a new team by the end of the week. McCown was awful for the Bucs last season, but with so few starting-caliber quarterbacks available in the draft, and even fewer on the open market, teams have been lining up for his services. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Broncos, Manning working on revised contract
      The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

      Advice: "Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Broncos, Manning working on revised contract
      The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

      Advice: "Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
    • Carson Palmer could be asked to restructure
      The Cardinals could ask Carson Palmer to restructure his contract.

      Advice: Palmer currently has a $14.5 million cap hit. He's due a $9.5M roster bonus in March that will likely be converted to a signing bonus. The Cardinals would free up around $7 million by restructuring Palmer. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2453rd)
    • Mike Glennon worth third-round pick?
      ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that the "feeling in league circles" is that the Bucs could fetch as much as a third-round pick for Mike Glennon.

      Advice: A third-round pick would be fair for a 25 year old with 18 career starts, even if Glennon has proven to be a backup-worthy talent. The state of the quarterback position is fairly dire across the league, and Glennon would provide competence if nothing else. The Bucs have methodically tried to increase Glennon's trade value, talking him up at every turn. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2661st)
    • Report: CLE has 'sniffed around' on Glennon
      ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler reports the team has "at least sniffed around on" Bucs QB Mike Glennon.

      Advice: Fowler's report comes via two league sources. Fowler adds that the Browns haven't made any formal offers for the 2013 third-rounder. The Browns are hosting Josh McCown for a visit on Tuesday, and getting their post-Brian Hoyer ducks in a row. The team clearly has zero faith in Johnny Manziel. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2661st)
    • Dominique Davis heading to Canada
      Ex-Falcons QB Dominique Davis has signed with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders.

      Advice: A 2012 undrafted free agent out of East Carolina, Davis heads north with one career NFL appearance to his name. Davis' preseason numbers were consistently bad. He won't be returning to the big leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2456th)
    • Josh McCown making two-day visit to Browns
      Free agent Josh McCown is visiting the Browns on Tuesday and Wednesday.

      Advice: Not including McCown's Combine meet ups with the Bears and Jets, it's his second visit after spending time in Buffalo last week. McCown is drawing looks from every team with a quarterback issue, though even in Cleveland he wouldn't be guaranteed the starting job. Signing McCown would mean the Browns are moving on from Brian Hoyer. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Report: Zero Sam Bradford inquiries thus far
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports "no team" has contacted the Rams about trading for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: Rapsheet's report comes via "sources informed of situation." Tuesday afternoon's Bradford-to-the-Bills rumor has been thoroughly debunked, and was likely the product of Bradford's camp as he tries to avoid a pay cut in St. Louis. Bradford's $13 million salary, injury history and come-and-go effectiveness conspire to make his trade value almost nonexistent. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Bradford to Bills 'nothing but smoke'
      WGR 550 Buffalo calls the Sam Bradford/Bills rumor "nothing but smoke."

      Advice: Joe Buscaglia's report comes via "multiple people." The report has now been shot down from all sides, including the Rams. Too much would have to happen for the deal to make sense for either side. Bradford's most likely endgame remains remaining with the Rams on a reworked contract. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills are not pursuing Sam Bradford
      A "source in the know" tells the Buffalo News that the Bills are not pursuing Sam Bradford.

      Advice: The sentiment is seconded by WGR 550 Buffalo. A story followed by a denial is a standard tit for tat in the offseason rumor mill, but this contradiction comes barely 30 minutes after the initial report. We definitely tend to believe the "Bills are not pursuing Bradford" line of thinking. SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber is likely on the money in his guess that the report is little more than an effort from Bradford's camp to gain leverage in extension talks with the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Report: Bills 'pursuing' Sam Bradford trade
      Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Bills are "pursuing a trade" for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: League sources tell Getlin the Bills' new coaching staff believes Bradford can "maximize the value of their wide receivers and help them win now." In theory, Bradford is certainly an upgrade on E.J. Manuel, but he's an injury-prone mess currently due $13 million. That, coupled with the fact that the Bills only have six 2015 draft picks makes a trade extremely unlikely. Most signs have suggested Bradford will get yet another shot at establishing himself under center in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • New stadium wouldn't affect Rivers' contract
      Philip Rivers says the Chargers' uncertain future in San Diego will not affect contract negotiations.

      Advice: In other words, Rivers is committed to the Chargers wherever they end up playing. Rivers is in the final year of his contract, but it would be a huge upset if the Chargers didn't sign him to a long-term extension. The 33-year-old has been a Pro Bowler four of the last six seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.11 (32nd)
    • Cowboys think Romo has a 5-year window
      Jerry Jones is operating under the assumption Tony Romo has a five-year window left.

      Advice: Romo will turn 35 in April, has had back surgeries in each of the previous two offseasons and fractured his back during Week 8 of last year. Of course, Jerry is going to be optimistic with his franchise quarterback. The Cowboys have not invested at all in developing quarterback talent behind Romo, who has only missed two games in the last four seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 6:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.85 (26th)
    • Jets may pass on quarterback at No. 6
      After attending the NFL Combine, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini gets the "preliminary sense" that the Jets won't be using the No. 6 overall pick on a quarterback.

      Advice: Per Cimini, the "vibe close to the organization" is that new GM Mike Maccagnan isn't in "quarterback-or-bust mode." Smith finished 2014 strong and will be an intriguing match for new OC Chan Gailey's Pistol Spread offense, one similar to the system in which Geno played at West Virginia. Smith improved his completion rate, TD-to-INT ratio, and QB rating as a sophomore. His physical skills are superior to any free agent quarterback's. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.29 (66th)
    • Brady Quinn is working on a comeback attempt
      Free agent QB Brady Quinn is on the comeback trail according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.

      Advice: He's been training with former Bengals quarterback Jeff Christensen in Fort Lauderdale. Christensen famously helped Jimmy Garoppolo transition from linebacker to quarterback. If Quinn does land a job, it will be as a second or third-stringer. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2440th)
    • Report: Browns will try to trade for Bradford
      Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Browns will "take a real run" at trying to trade for Sam Bradford.

      Advice: Relaying Combine buzz, Cole reports the Browns will aggressively pursue quarterbacks, and Bradford is at the "top of their list," with free agent Josh McCown as a fallback option. Cole floats a second- or third-round pick as potential trade compensation. Bradford has reportedly informed the Rams he will not take a pay cut, which may complicate his future in St. Louis. If he falls out of the Rams' plans -- which still seems unlikely -- the Browns would love to be there to catch him. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • Fisher is counting on Bradford at quarterback
      When asked about Sam Bradford at the NFL Combine, coach Jeff Fisher said "we're counting on him" and called reports the Rams granted Bradford permission to seek a trade "inaccurate."

      Advice: Rumors have swirled around Bradford all offseason, but this quote should put those to rest. Fisher points out Bradford has gone 5-2-1 against NFC West opponents during his tenure in St. Louis. He's injury-prone and expensive, but the Rams won't find a better quarterback in the draft or free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2469th)
    • O'Brien: Re-signing Mallett is a top priority
      Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed his top priority at quarterback is re-signing free agent Ryan Mallett.

      Advice: Mallett started just two games for Houston before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury in 2014. Seven career games isn't much of a sample size, but O'Brien insists Mallett is "a hard worker, and he understands our system." Houston's current in-house options at QB include journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage, a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2444th)
    • Elway: We're still waiting on PM18's decision
      Speaking Thursday, Broncos GM John Elway deflected questions about Peyton Manning's contract, and said Manning had yet to reach a "definitive decision" about his 2015 status.

      Advice: Asked about Manning's contract, Elway was coy. "Just know that I believe he'll be back," Elway said. "That he'll be our quarterback next year." Manning is due $15 million, and will count $21.5 million against the cap. Even based on Manning's play in 2014 alone, it's a fair number, one he'll likely be loath to reduce. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 11:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.22 (5th)
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