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  • 'Strong belief' Cutler will not play in 2017
    WGN Radio's Adam Hoge reports there is a "strong belief" at the Annual League Meeting that free agent Jay Cutler will not play in 2017. Rotoworld.com 18 minutes ago
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Marcus Mariota shown running on the beach
    In an interview with KHON2 Honolulu, Marcus Mariota (broken leg) was shown walking normally and running on the beach.

    Advice: Forced to use a scooter to get around just a month ago, Mariota seems to be progressing quickly in his recovery from a broken fibula. "This process has been really good," Mariota said. "I’m in a good spot." The Titans are going to take it slow with their franchise quarterback, but he will likely be ready for training camp. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Former Bucs GM compares Glennon to Flacco
    Former Bucs GM and current ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik believes Mike Glennon can be "Joe Flacco-esque or better."

    Advice: A quarterback can be better than elite? "I believe Glennon is one of those quarterbacks like a Joe Flacco," Dominik said. "There will be moments when he can play really well, and sometimes maybe it’s an 8-8 season." Dominik, who spent a third-round pick on Glennon in 2013, also praised the quarterback's leadership, work ethic, and arm strength. After signing him to low-end starter money, the Bears would be ecstatic if Glennon developed into a Flacco-caliber starter. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:21 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (418th)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick wants a chance to start
    ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Colin Kaepernick is looking for a team which "offers him a chance to compete for a starting job."

    Advice: Graziano adds Kap is looking for "something like $9 million to $10 million" per year. There are not many teams with starting jobs available, and that list grows even smaller when the 49ers, his former team, are removed from the equation. Perhaps he will get a look from the Browns or Texans once the Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo sagas mercifully come to an end, but Kaepernick might need to lower his asking price and expectations to land a job. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:06 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
  • GM: Walford 'wasn't same player last year'
    Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Clive Walford "wasn't [the] same player last year."

    Advice: Walford injured his knee in an ATV accident last summer and apparently never got back to 100 percent. McKenzie expects him to be "fine" this season, but the decision to bring in Jared Cook says he is not convinced Walford will develop into a weapon in the passing game. The 2015 third-rounder has 61 catches for 688 yards (11.3 YPR) and six touchdowns through two seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.27 (311th)
     
  • Lions GM thinks Peterson can still play
    Lions GM Bob Quinn said he thinks Adrian Peterson still has gas left in the tank.

    Advice: Quinn did not say if the Lions were pursuing the future Hall of Famer, but it is an interesting comment considering he has talked about the need to improve the running game this offseason. Peterson has said he is interested in helping a team "win a championship." The Lions might not be at that level, but they should compete for a playoff spot in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • GM: Derek Carr (leg) will be full-go at OTAs
    Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Derek Carr (broken leg) will be a full-go for OTAs.

    Advice: Carr told LT Donald Penn he was "almost 100 percent" in February, so this comes as no surprise. Even with their pending relocation certain to be a distraction, the Raiders look set for a great season on the field as long as Carr stays healthy. Carr should sign a long-term extension this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (973rd)
     
  • Still no timeline for Teddy Bridgewater
    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said there is still no timeline for Teddy Bridgewater (knee).

    Advice: Bridgewater has started running in the pool, but he is still limited to non-weight bearing exercises. The quarterback tore his ACL, dislocated his knee, and suffered "other structural damage" last August. It will be a surprise if he is ready for Week 1, and it is not a given he will be able to get back on the field at all. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:47 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (972nd)
     
  • Irsay hints Luck may not be ready for camp
    Colts owner Jim Irsay hinted Andrew Luck (shoulder surgery) may not be fully ready for the start of training camp.

    Advice: "We are not going to be rushing him," Irsay said. "We are going to make sure, if we need an extra arm in camp, as we start doing our work, we will be prepared for that." It makes perfect sense for the Colts to hold Luck out until he is 100 percent, and it sounds like that could mean he misses some time early in camp. There has been no indication Luck is in danger of missing Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.65 (6th)
     
  • DuJuan Harris re-signs with the 49ers
    49ers re-signed RB DuJuan Harris to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Harris went untendered as a restricted free agent, so his one-year pact is likely for less than the roughly $1.8 million the lowest tender would have been worth. Harris has bounced around the league since entering as an undrafted free agent in 2011, but he showed well when pressed into duty last year. He has a decent shot to earn a backup role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:00 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.19 (221st)
     
  • Elway: Denver has no 'intent' to pursue Romo
    Broncos GM John Elway said the team has no "intent" to pursue Tony Romo even if he is released by the Cowboys.

    Advice: The Broncos have been leaking lukewarm interest in Romo for quite some time, but those leaks were thought to be an effort to convince Dallas they would not trade for the quarterback. Perhaps this is another such attempt -- "intent" is not the same as "no chance" -- but 9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos' interest has "cooled" in the last month. With Romo now looking like a long shot, Denver will turn to either Trevor Siemian or 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch. Siemian is the favorite to win that battle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.99 (72nd)
     
  • RapSheet: Romo saga not over 'any time soon'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the saga surrounding Tony Romo "isn't ending any time soon."

    Advice: RapSheet reports the Cowboys could keep Romo on the roster even once the draft is over. Since there is no financial deadline to release Romo, it makes sense for Dallas to hold the quarterback through the draft in an effort to call the Texans' bluff, but keeping him on the roster once the offseason program begins could lead to an uncomfortable situation. With the Broncos seemingly out of the running and the Texans looking unlikely to blink, release remains the most likely outcome. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:35 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Tomlin unconcerned by Ben's retirement talk
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said people have "read too much into" Ben Roethlisberger's retirement comments and "are making more out of it than what it is."

    Advice: "I think it’s a very reasonable discussion when you get to 35," Tomlin added. "It’s probably not the first year he’s gone through that process and it probably won’t be the last if he continues." Tomlin seems unconcerned by the retirement talk, and there has not been any indication the Steelers are taking the discussion seriously. Roethlisberger will almost certainly return in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:23 pm
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    0.00 (954th)
     
  • Elway: 'Plan is to stay the course' with QBs
    Speaking at the NFL Owners Meetings on Monday, Broncos GM John Elway continued to express confidence in Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian when asked about Denver's interest in Tony Romo.

    Advice: Officially, Elway can't comment on Romo because he is on another team's roster. "We feel really good about the two young ones we have," Elway insisted. "Trevor did a good job for us last year and Paxton was young. The plan is to stay the course there. ... It'll be a great competition between them in the spring." If the Broncos do truly "stay the course," Siemian will be the favorite to open the season as their starting quarterback. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.24 (194th)
     
  • Kraft: Tom Brady thinks he has 6-7 years left
    Patriots owner Bob Kraft said Monday at the NFL Owners Meetings that Tom Brady believes he can continue playing into his mid to late 40s.

    Advice: Brady turns 40 this August. "As recently as two to three days ago, (Brady) assured me he’s willing to play six, seven more years," were Kraft's exact words. Kraft added that he's hopeful Bill Belichick will "coach into his 80s." A lot of this feels hyperbolic and will likely prove to be, but Brady's current physical fitness and always-evolving game make the notion of him playing until age 45 seem conceivable as things stand today. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.62 (7th)
     
  • Kraft likens Cooks' potential impact to Moss
    Patriots owner Bob Kraft compared Brandin Cooks' potential impact to Randy Moss' in New England.

    Advice: This isn't terribly meaningful coming from an owner, but it's probably something Kraft has heard from the coaching staff. "Since I've owned the team," said Kraft, "the only player that could make an impact like that at wide receiver was Randy Moss." The 2007 Patriots were the greatest offense of all time with Moss on the perimeter and Wes Welker working the slot. Cooks will likely take over as New England's top outside threat with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski dominating the middle of the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (65th)
     
  • Jakeem Grant has slippery fingers as rookie
    Dolphins WR/KR Jakeem Grant mishandled five punts or kicks in 2016.

    Advice: That's far too many for a player who was drafted in the sixth round primarily to handle returns. Grant was solid on kicks, but struggled mightily on punts. He played only 19 snaps on offense. Grant will have to show improvement in camp and the preseason to retain his return duties and 53-man roster spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (431st)
     
  • Bengals open to trading McCarron to Browns?
    Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website believes owner Mike Brown would consider trading A.J. McCarron to the Browns for the "right price."

    Advice: Hobson hints the Bengals could send McCarron and their No. 9 overall pick to the Browns in exchange for picks 12 and 33. The Bengals, along with most teams outside of the top five, want to move down in the first round and accumulate more selections. McCarron is probably a distant Plan B for the Browns, as they figure to make at least one more run at Jimmy Garoppolo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (417th)
     
  • Boykin busted for pot and public intoxication
    Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin was arrested for marijuana possession and public intoxication early Monday morning in Dallas.

    Advice: Boykin was the passenger in a car that crashed into a Dallas bar around 2 AM early Monday and injured five people. The female driver was allegedly drunk. Boykin is no stranger to trouble at bars, as he was arrested for hitting an officer in a bar fight while at TCU in 2015. He was Russell Wilson's backup last season as an UDFA after beating out Tarvaris Jackson for the job. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.16 (413th)
     
  • Dorsett put on notice with Aiken's addition
    ESPN's Mike Wells believes it's "safe to say" Phillip Dorsett's job as the No. 3 receiver is "up for grabs" following the signing of Kamar Aiken.

    Advice: Along with Aiken, Wells expects Chester Rogers to push Dorsett for snaps behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. With new GM Chris Ballard running the show and having no ties to Dorsett, it's fair to wonder if the former first-round speedster could even be available for trade. Dorsett has shown glimpses in two seasons, but he's totaled just 51 catches for 753 yards and three scores while battling injuries. Aiken is probably the early favorite for the No. 3 job. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    4.85 (232nd)
     
  • Browns to 'make another run' at Garoppolo?
    A source told ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi that the Browns "would make another run" at trading for Jimmy Garoppolo at this week's Owners Meetings.

    Advice: Convening in Phoenix for a few days of meetings, top decision makers Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Jimmy Haslam and Sashi Brown of the Browns will be in the same building, making for easier conversations. There have been several reports of the Patriots being adamant they won't trade Garoppolo, but the Browns are going to try their best. Grossi believes either Garoppolo or Cody Kessler will be the Week 1 starter. Brock Osweiler isn't viewed as having a realistic shot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Redskins adamant Cousins won't leave DC
    Redskins president Bruce Allen remained adamant Sunday that Kirk Cousins isn't leaving Washington.

    Advice: "That’s why we franchised him," said Allen. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven’t talked to anyone." Allen's historical lack of trustworthiness renders his words insignificant. Cousins will become far likelier to stay with the Redskins if the draft comes and goes without him being traded. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls to serve in complementary role
    Thomas Rawls is expected to be a "complement off the bench" following the Seahawks' addition of Eddie Lacy.

    Advice: Lacy is penciled in as the starter, with Rawls and C.J. Prosise mixing in as complementary backs. Prosise's role should be the most secure as Seattle's best passing-game option, and arguably carries the most fantasy appeal in PPR leagues. As Lacy weighed in close to 270 pounds during free agency, we still wouldn't rule out Rawls or Prosise out-touching him this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:43 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    11.48 (46th)
     
  • Jackson preparing for Osweiler to be a Brown
    Browns coach Hue Jackson claims he is preparing as if Brock Osweiler will be on the team this season.

    Advice: "Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not," said Jackson. It's classic coach-speak and really doesn't mean much of anything. Assuming the Patriots hold on to Jimmy Garoppolo, the Browns should select a quarterback early in the draft, possibly as soon as 12th overall. The Browns have shopped Osweiler, but releasing him is the more likely outcome. He's not long for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (434th)
     
  • Giants not an option for Adrian Peterson
    Gary Myers of the New York Daily News doesn't believe the Giants are an option for free agent Adrian Peterson.

    Advice: Peterson was arrested on charges of child abuse after hitting and injuring his child in 2014. After last year's PR nightmare involving Josh Brown, the Giants are staying far away from any player that might generate controversy. The Giants could use another back after releasing Rashad Jennings, but for now, it looks like they're content splitting the work between Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen. Peterson's market continues to be nonexistent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Jags may decline Bortles' 5th-year option
    Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union would "guess" the Jaguars won't pick up Blake Bortles' fifth-year option for 2018.

    Advice: Exercising Bortles' option would have been a no-brainer a year ago after his breakout 2015 campaign. Rather than taking a step forward, Bortles showed significant regression in 2016 while struggling with his mechanics. O'Halloran is only making an educated guess, but Bortles certainly hasn't developed into the franchise QB the Jags were hoping for when they drafted him third overall in 2014. Jacksonville has until May 2 to pick up his option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:57 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.24 (16th)
     
  • Peterson: 'I'm in no rush' to find a new team
    Adrian Peterson said he is "in no rush" to find a new team.

    Advice: That is convenient because NFL teams are in no rush to sign him. In a statement which must be true considering the number of all-caps words and exclamation points, Peterson shot down reports he is looking for $8 million in the first year of his new deal before adding "finding the best fit" and helping a team "win a championship" are his main objectives. Peterson has received almost zero interest since becoming a free agent. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Broncos haven't closed door on Tony Romo
    The Denver Channel's Troy Renck believes the Broncos "haven’t closed the door" on Tony Romo.

    Advice: A previous report suggested it’s the Texans or retirement for Romo. The Broncos aren’t going to trade Dallas anything, but aren’t ruling out signing Romo if/when he becomes a free agent. Houston remains Romo's most likely landing spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Tony Romo's 2017 plans: Texans or retirement
    According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, Tony Romo believes his options for 2017 are retiring or playing for the Texans.

    Advice: Darlington said the Broncos haven't "closed the door" on Romo but aren't actively pursuing him. Romo ending up in Houston seemed like a forgone conclusion two weeks ago when the Texans traded Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, but no progress has been made since then. With Romo still stranded in Dallas for the time being, it's possible he could leave to pursue a career in broadcasting. Romo has already been offered gigs with Fox Sports and CBS. All we know for sure is that Romo won't be back with the Cowboys in 2017. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Report: Fox and CBS still courting Tony Romo
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tony Romo is drawing interest as a television analyst for Fox Sports and CBS.

    Advice: Sports Illustrated's Peter King hinted that Romo turned down a "very good" television offer a few weeks ago. The Cowboys are still holding out hope of trading Romo, though the Broncos and Texans seem to have called their bluff. Injuries and the emergence of Dak Prescott have limited the 36-year-old to just five appearances over his last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • AP looking for $8 million on next contract
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports free agent Adrian Peterson is looking for $8 million in the first year of his new contract.

    Advice: He can keep dreaming. That would make Peterson the third highest-paid running back in the league behind Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy. Previous reports have suggested teams are reluctant to pay Peterson even $5 million annually, making his $8 million asking price downright laughable. Aging, fragile and fumble-prone, Peterson's stock has never been lower. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:22 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Report: Packers mulled Adrian Peterson visit
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Packers "mulled" a visit with free agent Adrian Peterson but ultimately decided against it.

    Advice: According to Fowler, Peterson's asking price is believed to be too high. One of the best running backs in the history of the league, Peterson doesn't seem to realize he's a 32-year-old running back in an NFL that is devaluing the position. He's not going to get top-end money. Peterson will likely have to settle for something around $5-6 million or he's going to be without a team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:48 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • Cousins trade most likely before the draft
    The Washington Post considers "just before the draft" the most likely time for a Kirk Cousins trade.

    Advice: Reporter Mike Jones was quick to add there's "no indication" the Redskins have grown more amenable to a move. Jones correctly identifies the best trade window, as that's when Washington's leverage with other teams will be highest. It will decrease dramatically following the league's three days in Philadelphia. At this point, de facto GM Bruce Allen seems intent on holding onto Cousins no matter how much the would-be franchise quarterback resents him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Report: Cutler was scheduled to visit Jets
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Jay Cutler was scheduled to visit the Jets this week.

    Advice: He "was scheduled" because the Jets gave Josh McCown $6 million guaranteed on a one-year deal presumably to be their starter. With New York out of the running, the Texans would be an interesting landing spot if they miss out on Tony Romo, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Houston is not an option. With the music nearing its coda, Cutler is in danger of being left without a chair. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:39 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Browns unlikely to trade top pick for Jimmy G
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer considers the Browns unlikely to trade the No. 1 overall pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Advice: We would certainly hope so. A "league source" speculates New England is still seeking at least two first-rounders. Even with their nearly unprecedented draft resources, we're guessing the Browns would pass on that, as well. Garoppolo is a former second-rounder who simply hasn't put enough on film to command that kind of draft haul. He's also no spring chicken, turning 26 in November. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Bortles happy with progress in his mechanics
    Blak Bortles said his delivery is "more efficient, quicker" after working on his mechanics with 3DQB's Adam Dedeaux in California.

    Advice: "Just trying to tighten up the release, make that as quick as possible," Bortles said. "So never letting really the wrist get below the elbow, trying to keep that parallel and not dropping down. It didn't take a long time to fix it, but the first week it wasn't pretty. When you're trying to change things it's not going to be great but we were able to kind of hash that out and now it's going well." A video posted by 3DQB on Twitter shows Bortles' new compact delivery, but the true test will be when he tries it in games. Bortles will continue working with Dedeaux this spring where he's also been throwing with Marqise Lee. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.24 (16th)
     
  • King says Cowboys 'willing to wait' on Romo
    Appearing on The Rich Eisen Show, Sports Illustrated's Peter King said he believes the Cowboys are "willing to wait" on Tony Romo.

    Advice: It's somewhat stunning that Romo hasn't been released yet, but as King notes, there's no urgency to move him with OTAs still over four weeks away. The Broncos don't seem to be taking the bait, so for now it looks like the Cowboys are trying to goad the Texans into making a trade. King also mentioned that Romo turned down a "very good job" three weeks ago. While King didn't explicitly say what it was, he strongly hinted the offer was for a job in television. It could be a while before this situation resolves itself. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:16 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Big Ben 'leaning toward' returning for 2017
    When asked about returning for the 2017 season, Ben Roethlisberger said, "I'm leaning toward it."

    Advice: Roethlisberger hinted at retirement after losing to New England in the AFC Championship, but nobody ever bought it. From overselling his injuries to retirement contemplations, Roethlisberger has always had a drama-queen streak. Big Ben is owed $46 million over the final three years of his deal. It would be an absolute stunner if the 35-year-old decided to hang up his cleats. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (954th)
     
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