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    • Chargers likely to bring back Seyi Ajirotutu
      The Chargers are expected to re-sign free agent WR Seyi Ajirotutu.

      Advice: Ajirotutu played just 173 snaps on offense last year, but led San Diego with 19 special-teams tackles. The Chargers should be able to keep him for the veteran minimum. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.35 (2634th)
    • Jerome Felton open to returning to Vikings
      Free agent FB Jerome Felton is open to returning to the Vikings.

      Advice: Felton voided his $2.45 million player option earlier this month. He could be brought back at a reduced salary if Adrian Peterson remains in Minnesota. 28-year-old Felton played limited snaps in OC Norv Turner's scheme last year, but is still an effective lead blocker. Felton is Rotoworld's top free-agent fullback. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.14 (2654th)
    • Colts expected to cut Trent Richardson
      ESPN's Mike Wells doesn't see any way the Colts can repair their relationship with Trent Richardson.

      Advice: Richardson is owed a guaranteed $3.18 million, but the Colts can void his salary due to a team-imposed suspension. He remains a strong candidate to be cut despite a looming NFLPA battle. Releasing Richardson would leave Dan Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard as the Colts' only running backs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.30 (164th)
    • 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
      Today, 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
      Today, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • 'No deal imminent' between Cobb, Packers
      ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports "no deal is imminent" between the Packers and free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: Re-signing Cobb and RT Bryan Bulaga are the Packers' top priorities, but there haven't been any developments in contract talks. Cobb is reportedly seeking $9 million annually. The Packers have $33.2M in salary-cap space to re-sign Cobb, but could move forward with Davante Adams and Jeff Janis behind Jordy Nelson. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Rishard Matthews asked for trade or release
      Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews reportedly asked the team to trade or release him.

      Advice: The Dolphins balked at Matthews' request, and he'll stay on the roster for now. Matthews openly clashed with coach Joe Philbin in 2014, spending most of the season as Miami's No. 5 wideout behind Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson. Matthews' roster security remains tenuous. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.85 (2615th)
    • Stevan Ridley likely seeking one-year deal
      ESPN Boston expects free agent Stevan Ridley (knee) to settle for a one-year, "prove-it" deal.

      Advice: Coming off ACL surgery, Ridley will attempt to reestablish his value before getting another chance at free agency in 2016. He's been one of the better power backs in the league when healthy, and has potential to be a high-reward signing for a team that's willing to bet on his recovery. Ridley should command an incentives-based deal in the range of $1.25 million. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2387th)
    • Stevie Johnson will be asked to take pay cut
      Updating a previous item, 49ers WR Stevie Johnson will be asked to take a pay cut.

      Advice: Dianna Russini of NBC 4 in Washington reported earlier Saturday Johnson would be released, but it appears he will be asked to take a pay cut first. He will likely be released if he refuses the pay cut. Johnson is currently the de facto No. 2 receiver in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Jermaine Gresham unlikely to re-sign with CIN
      The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. believes free agent TE Jermaine Gresham will not re-sign with the Bengals.

      Advice: The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Coach Marvin Lewis was noncommittal when asked about Gresham at the Combine, and Dehner said Gresham's "act has worn thin" around the organization. The Bengals will lean on now healthy Tyler Eifert in the passing game and bring in a cheap option to help as a blocker. Gresham is Rotoworld's No. 4 available tight end. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (133rd)
    • 49ers release Stevie Johnson, save $6 million
      49ers released WR Stevie Johnson.

      Advice: The move will save San Francisco $6.025 million against the 2015 salary cap. Acquired from Buffalo for a fourth-round pick last May, Johnson posted a 35/435/3 line in his lone season in San Francisco. A crisp route runner, Johnson had three straight 1000-yard receiving seasons under new Jets OC Chan Gailey while the pair were in Buffalo. He should find a healthy market as a solid possession receiver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Eagles 'not likely' to keep McCoy at $11.95M
      The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch said it is 'not likely' the Eagles want to keep LeSean McCoy at his current $11.95 million cap charge.

      Advice: McCoy has said he is not open to a pay cut, but a restructuring that kicked some guaranteed money down the road could work for both sides. The Eagles could also conceivably cut McCoy, but that seems unlikely at this point. McCoy averaged 4.23 YPC with just five TDs on 312 carries last season. He lost passing-down and short-yardage work to Darren Sproles and Chris Polk. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.89 (20th)
    • Jeremy Maclin and Eagles are not far apart
      The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles and free agent Jeremy Maclin are not "significantly far apart" in contract negotiations.

      Advice: McLane, and really everyone else, believes a deal will get done. The real question is whether the Eagles resort to the franchise tag if a deal cannot be reached by the March 2 deadline. McLane says it is "unlikely" the Eagles want to pay Maclin the estimated $12.8 million the tag would cost, but Philadelphia "would probably only use the tag to buy time and keep Maclin off the market." Despite the protracted negotiations, Maclin is expected to re-sign with the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.12 (75th)
    • 'Safe bet' Spiller will not return to Buffalo
      WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia said the "safe bet" is free agent C.J. Spiller will not re-sign with the Bills.

      Advice: Spiller recently said there was a "possibility" he could return to Buffalo, but added "the ball is in their court." Spiller is a questionable fit for new OC Greg Roman's offense, and his best season as a pro came under former Bills HC and current Jets OC Chan Gailey. The most likely outcome remains a reunion with Gailey. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1755th)
    • 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
      Today, 6:11 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.05 (2682nd)
    • Peterson leaves Vikings out of statement
      Adrian Peterson did not mention the Vikings in a statement praising Thursday's decision to reverse his suspension, instead saying he was preparing for his "return to football."

      Advice: "As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day," Peterson said. "I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman of Relativity Sports." There is a notable organization missing from the list. Peterson's relationship with the Vikings has been damaged, perhaps irrevocably, by this incident. It appears unlikely Peterson returns to Minnesota in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 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
      Yesterday, 3:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Cards likely have interest in Peterson
      The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers expects the Cardinals to have interest if Adrian Peterson becomes available.

      Advice: The Vikings want to keep Peterson, but probably not at his $12.75 million salary. Peterson may balk at accepting a pay cut from a team he feels left him under the bus during his 2014 fight against the NFL. With their quarterback aging and coming off his second career ACL tear, the Cardinals have a major need for a workhorse runner. Somers also believes the organization is still "haunted" to some extent by drafting OT Levi Brown over Peterson in 2007. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • ARZ, IND, DAL could show interest in Peterson
      PFT's Mike Florio considers the "universe of teams" for Adrian Peterson to be the Vikings, Cardinals, Colts, and Cowboys.

      Advice: Florio also names Seattle if Marshawn Lynch hangs up the cleats. Arizona needs to shift Andre Ellington back to a Shane Vereen-type role, the Colts are likely to move on from Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw also a free agent, and the Cowboys are in danger of losing DeMarco Murray. We'd add the Bills to the mix. Coach Rex Ryan loves veteran running backs, and new OC Greg Roman pounds the ball on the ground. Peterson won't hurt for a job. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • '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)
    • Peterson's roster status can change March 10
      Adrian Peterson can be traded, released or have his deal restructured after March 10.

      Advice: That makes his continued exile on the commissioner's exempt list slightly less odious, as, at least in theory, Peterson can get his 2015 roster status resolved. The Vikings issued another statement of support on Thursday, but most signs continue to point toward a divorce. Of course, if Peterson remains in legal limbo on March 10, league-wide interest will be tempered if he's cut loose or on the trade block. As of now, the league's appeal in federal court can't be heard before April. The NFLPA can request an expedited hearing, while arbitrator Harold Henderson could also bring the saga to a resolution. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • NFL appealing A.P. ruling in federal court
      The NFL is appealing independent arbitrator David Doty's ruling in the Adrian Peterson case to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and will keep Peterson on the commissioner's exempt list in the interim.

      Advice: The case will also concurrently be returned to arbitrator Harold Henderson, who originally upheld Peterson's suspension in December. If this all seems dense and confusing, it's because it is. There's no telling how much longer Peterson will remain in limbo. The league seems more concerned with precedent than whether Peterson was fairly punished. It certainly doesn't care about Peterson's 2015 status, which will be greatly complicated if the matter isn't resolved by the time free agency begins on March 10. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • League appealing Adrian Peterson decision
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the league will appeal independent arbitrator David Doty's decision in the Adrian Peterson case.

      Advice: Naturally. Instead of simply allowing everyone to move on with their lives, the league will continue its quest for absolute victory. Doty ruled the NFL cannot retroactively apply its new domestic-violence policy, but the league apparently believes he overstepped his bounds. It's a typical NFL scandal, with a maze of confusion and lawsuits. It could be a few more weeks before we finally have a resolution. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Adrian Peterson not yet officially reinstated
      Adrian Peterson has yet to be technically reinstated.

      Advice: Arbiter David Doty shot down the league's retroactive application of its new conduct policy in Peterson's case, but the matter now goes back to the "CBA process." It's unclear if the league plans to appeal. It might be in the league's best interest to simply take its ball and go home, but that's rarely been commissioner Roger Goodell's M.O. In a statement, the league said it will "review the decision." Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Judge lifts AP's ban; Reinstatement coming
      Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had his suspension overturned and will now be reinstated to the NFL.

      Advice: Things are about to get interesting as Peterson is now an active NFL player that can be traded, cut, extended, etc. Peterson seems to be at odds with the Vikings' front office, which he believes didn't back him during his child abuse scandal. He also counts $15.4M against the cap. The Vikings could cut the cord with AP and hand over the reigns to Jerick McKinnon, or they could try to trade him to someone like Dallas. The situation is completely up in the air, but the ball is in the Vikings' court now. The judge has essentially ruled that Roger Goodell overstepped his bounds by suspending Peterson for so long. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Spiller: 'Possibility' I'm back in Buffalo
      Free agent C.J. Spiller says there's a "possibility" he could re-sign with the Bills.

      Advice: "The organization knows that I want to be there, so pretty much the ball is in their court," Spiller said Tuesday. "At the same time, we’re going to weigh all our options and see what suits me best. The biggest thing is you want to go somewhere where you’re wanted." In addition to the best offer, Spiller sounds like he's looking for respect from the Bills, something he often didn't receive from the previous coaching staff. Spiller's free agency will come down to a numbers game, quite possibly between the Bills and Jets. Spiller's rep met with the Bills at the Combine. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1755th)
    • Raiders are showing interest in Randall Cobb
      The Raiders are ready to make a run at free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: No team is more desperate for receiving talent than Oakland. It's been a full decade since their last 1,000-yard receiver (Randy Moss in 2005). Oakland is said to be targeting Alabama receiver Amari Cooper in the draft, but that won't be enough to turn around one of the league's worst passing offenses. Cobb is still fully expected to re-sign with Green Bay, but don't be surprised if Oakland tempts him with a competitive offer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.85 (38th)
    • Source: Peterson likely done in Minnesota
      A source close to Adrian Peterson said the running back "will never play another game for the Vikings."

      Advice: A few weeks ago Peterson seemed open to the idea of returning to Minnesota, but things have gone south in a hurry. According to reports, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra had to be restrained from Vikings VP of football operations Rob Brzezinski last week at the Combine after the two exchanged words. Meanwhile, Peterson is still suspended indefinitely with April 15 the earliest he could be reinstated. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Peterson hasn't asked for a trade to Dallas
      ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Bleacher Report's Jason Cole mentioned Saturday that Peterson asked for a trade to Dallas, but the Vikings were unwilling to accommodate him. Anderson's source says that never happened and that Peterson hasn't spoken with Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Where Peterson plays in 2015 will be one of the defining stories of the offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2360th)
    • Stevan Ridley ahead of schedule in recovery
      Free agent RB Stevan Ridley is four weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery.

      Advice: Ridley tore his ACL in Week 6, but had to wait until mid-November to have surgery. His availability for the start of training camp remains questionable. Ridley was one of the top power backs in the league when healthy, but will likely have to reestablish his value on a one-year deal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:37 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2387th)
    • Stevie Johnson could restructure contract
      The 49ers are expected to ask Stevie Johnson to restructure his contract.

      Advice: Johnson is due a $5.5 million base salary and has a $250,000 roster bonus in March. The 49ers can move on from him without any dead money and should ask Johnson to take a pay cut after he posted a 35/435/3 line last year. With Michael Crabtree a free agent, Johnson is currently the 49ers' No. 2 wideout. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2215th)
    • Gresham at 'crossroads' with Bengals
      Coach Marvin Lewis acknowledged at the Combine that free agent Jermaine Gresham is at a "crossroads" with the Bengals.

      Advice: Lewis was also wholly noncommittal about bringing Gresham back. "He's at a crossroads," said Lewis. "It's, what does Jermaine want next? When he commits to whatever he wants next, then things will work out." Per ESPN's Coley Harvey, "some around the team" were disappointed when a banged-up Gresham pulled himself out of two late-season games. The Bengals want Tyler Eifert to play a bigger role, and could replace Gresham's blocking on the cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (133rd)
    • Bills meeting with C.J. Spiller's player rep
      The Bills are meeting with free agent C.J. Spiller's player rep at the Combine.

      Advice: GM Doug Whaley said an accord isn't imminent, but that he's hoping to "close the gap and get the deal done." Whaley has called the talks "healthy." Coach Rex Ryan is on the record as wanting Spiller back, but there are many dots connecting Spiller to the Jets, where ex-Bills coach Chan Gailey is the new offensive coordinator. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1755th)
    • Bills want C.J Spiller back in 2015
      Coach Rex Ryan said the Bills would like to have C.J. Spiller back in 2015.

      Advice: With the Bills committed to reestablishing their run game under OC Greg Roman, Spiller's chances of remaining in Buffalo have increased. He's still a candidate to reach the open market, but the sides have expressed interest on a long-term deal. Spiller would have no shortage of suitors if allowed to test free agency. The Jets and former HC Chan Gailey are considered a possible landing spot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:49 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.65 (1755th)
    • Jets meet with Josh McCown at Combine
      Free agent QB Josh McCown visited with the Jets at the NFL Combine.

      Advice: McCown is the hottest free-agent quarterback on the market right now simply because he's the only one teams can legally talk to without tampering. He's eligible to sign at any time. The Jets join the Bills, Bears, and Browns as teams that have been linked to the soon-to-be 36-year-old. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
    • Report: Bears, Browns interested in McCown
      Free agent QB Josh McCown had breakfast with the Bears on Wednesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine.

      Advice: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns have also "expressed interest" in the soon-to-be 36-year-old, while NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that they're just two of eight teams poking around McCown. The quarterback class this offseason is so weak that McCown, who posted an ugly 11:14 TD:INT ratio across 11 games last season, is the darling of the ball. He'll have no trouble finding a job and will likely make a decision within the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:04 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.64 (37th)
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