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  • Coughlin: Blake Bortles must limit turnovers
    Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin emphasized that Blake Bortles must avoid turnovers to maintain his starting job.

    Advice: Bortles committed 22 turnovers last year -- 16 interceptions and six lost fumbles. The 16 picks were actually a career low. "Taking care of the football is paramount to that position," said Coughlin. "There can be no way the ball is turned over to that extent." Coughlin added he believes improved pass protection and "components around him" will give Bortles a better shot at success, hence the Jaguars' trade for LT Branden Albert. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:03 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.24 (16th)
     
  • Siemian won't practice fully until training camp
    According to Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan Denver, it's unlikely Trevor Siemian (shoulder) will practice fully until training camp.

    Advice: Siemian underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in January. He's still expected to be ready for OTAs, but won't be given a full workload until training camp opens. Siemian had his moments last year, but remains a placeholder for the Broncos while first-round pick Paxton Lynch continues his development. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.99 (72nd)
     
  • Coughlin won't completely commit to Bortles
    Speaking Friday, Jaguars EVP Tom Coughlin wouldn't completely commit to Blake Bortles as the starting quarterback.

    Advice: However, Coughlin didn't indicate the Jaguars will be moving on from Bortles, according to ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco. When he was first introduced as the new EVP, Coughlin said Bortles "is our quarterback." It suggests the Jaguars will pick up Bortles' fifth-year option, but Bortles isn't going to get an extension this offseason after his dreadful 2016. The Jaguars are a dark horse to make an addition at quarterback either in free agency or the draft, but Bortles remains the heavy favorite to be under center as the starter come Week 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    16.24 (16th)
     
  • Vikes decline comment on Bradford extension
    Speaking Thursday, Vikings GM Rick Spielman declined comment on contract-year QB Sam Bradford's situation.

    Advice: Spielman did say he would make the trade for Bradford again in a "millisecond." With Teddy Bridgewater's career in doubt, Bradford will be under center in Week 1, but there's not much reason for Minnesota to rush into an extension that would give Bradford guaranteed money in 2018. Due $17 million between salary and bonuses, Bradford turns 30 in November. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    14.48 (27th)
     
  • Vikes 'hoping' Teddy Bridgewater plays again
    Speaking Thursday, Vikings GM Rick Spielman said "everybody's hoping" Teddy Bridgewater (knee) can resume his career.

    Advice: Spielman passed up an opportunity to guarantee his 24-year-old quarterback will ever play again. Bridgewater has yet to resume football activities, and is without a timeline for doing so. Headed into the final year of his contract, Sam Bradford will be under center in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (972nd)
     
  • McCown has spoken with four or five teams
    Free agent Josh McCown said he has spoken with four or five teams since being released by the Browns earlier this month.

    Advice: McCown said he wants a chance to win and to go somewhere he can "mentor a young quarterback and work with him to make him better," comments which are not surprising considering his bright future as a coach. Going on 38, McCown is not going to get a look at a starting job, but he seems to be realistic about his market. He would be a solid backup signing for a team with a young starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • Tannehill 'healed,' will be ready for OTAs
    The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Ryan Tannehill (knee) is "healed" and will be ready for OTAs.

    Advice: Tannehill did not require surgery to repair the partially torn ACL and sprained MCL which ended his season in Week 14. Salguero reports the team could manage his workload, but he will be good to go for the "entire offseason program." Coming off one of his best seasons, another full offseason in coach Adam Gase's system could allow Tannehill to take another step forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (744th)
     
  • New OC Dennison wants to keep Tyrod Taylor?
    MMQB's Albert Breer wrote his "sense" is new Bills OC Rick Dennison wants to keep Tyrod Taylor.

    Advice: Dennison was the Ravens' quarterbacks coach in 2014, Taylor's final year in Baltimore, so he knows the quarterback well. Despite Dennison's desire to keep Tyrod, Breer correctly points out "cash will be the deciding factor." Taylor is due $30.75 million guaranteed over two years if the Bills pick up his option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • RapSheet: 'No guarantee' Cutler plays in 2017
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "no guarantee" Jay Cutler plays in 2017.

    Advice: "He's one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play," Rapoport continued. "It is a consideration. It's something he's confided in people." Cutler will be 34 in April and has dealt with several injuries the last couple seasons including the torn labrum he is currently rehabbing, but it would be shocking if he decided to retire. This is almost certainly a ploy to scare away any potential trading partners, forcing the Bears to release him and allowing him to pick his next destination. With so many quarterback-needy teams, Cutler should have a healthy market once he is cut. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Derek Carr (broken leg) 'almost 100 percent'
    Derek Carr (broken leg) told LT Donald Penn he is "almost 100 percent."

    Advice: Penn relayed the news while sharing an NFL Network set with David Carr, who added his brother plans to get in a "full offseason." Perhaps the Raiders take it slow with their franchise quarterback during OTAs, but there is no reason to worry about his availability. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Carr should land a long-term extension before the start of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (973rd)
     
  • Mariota 'doing very well' in rehab
    Titans coach Mike Mularkey assured Wednesday that Marcus Mariota's (broken fibula) rehab is "doing very well."

    Advice: The Titans plan to hold Mariota out of OTAs, an approach confirmed when GM Jon Robinson stated the "most important thing this offseason is to make sure Marcus Mariota is healthy." The Titans remain pleased with Mariota's rehab, which he is currently doing in Oregon. He should be 100 percent well before training camp. Adding to Mariota's weapons should also be a Titans priority. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Kaepernick has 'positive' meeting with 49ers
    Colin Kaepernick had a "really positive" meeting with the 49ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: 49ers GM John Lynch said his evaluation of Kaepernick is "still very much fluid." Kaepernick recently sold his house in San Jose and is staying in New York. Due $16.9 million, it remains unlikely Kap is back at his current salary, but it's possible the Niners could bring him back at a reduced price. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
  • Redskins wondering if they can get Tony Romo?
    According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Redskins are wondering if they can sign Tony Romo if he's released by the Cowboys.

    Advice: We wouldn't go as far to label this as a report, as it's more of a throwing-at-the-wall by Cole. But it's notable nonetheless since it makes a ton of sense. Long-term talks with Kirk Cousins have broken down, and it has the looks of a divorce waiting to happen. But as Cole mentions, Washington may not even get a shot at Romo if the Cowboys choose to trade him. Even if he's released, Romo and the Cowboys may have a handshake agreement that he doesn't sign with a division rival. Colt McCoy is currently the Redskins' No. 2 quarterback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Could 49ers-Skins do Cousins deal at Combine?
    NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah "would not be shocked at all" if the Redskins and 49ers agree to a trade involving Kirk Cousins at the Combine.

    Advice: Jeremiah isn't a typical Rotoworld source on the NFL side, but with draft season upon us, he has an ear to the ground and talks with numerous personnel people. He believes there's a "better than 50 percent" chance Cousins isn't a 2017 Redskin, and a deal sending Cousins to San Francisco, possibly along with the Redskins' No. 17 overall pick, in exchange for the 49ers' No. 2 overall pick is in the cards. Further, Jeremiah reports the Redskins still aren't sold on Cousins long-term. Washington seems intent on bungling an offense that had become one of the best in the league. Cousins would be a massive get for the rebuilding Niners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Jay Cutler (shoulder) to be cleared by March
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jay Cutler (shoulder) is expected to be medically cleared by March.

    Advice: Cutler underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in early December. It's typically a three-month rehab, but don't expect Cutler to do much throwing before training camp. He's expected to be able to pass a physical sometime next month. The Bears will likely release Cutler before or shortly after the start of the new league year on March 9. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:06 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Report: Jets have 'some interest' in Cutler
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora continues to report that the Jets have "some interest" in Jay Cutler once he's released by the Bears.

    Advice: "They believe he can play in the elements that are a reality in the AFC East, and they like his moxie and arm talent," writes La Canfora. "And that was well before the Jets hired Jeremy Bates as their quarterback coach." Bates and Cutler have mutual affinity for each other after working together in Denver and Chicago. The current Jets regime needs to find a way to put wins on the board if they're going to save their jobs. No quarterback currently on the roster or in the draft will be able to do that, so Cutler would make sense as a veteran capable of coming in and making this team at least competitive. La Canfora also mentions the Bills, 49ers, Dolphins, Texans, Jaguars, and Browns as potential landing spots for Cutler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Pats need 'doors blown off' to deal Garoppolo
    CSN New England's Tom Curran reports the Patriots will have to be "bowled over" and have their "doors blown off" to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Advice: And Curran expects that to happen. Reports from national media have been all over the place, with some reporting they don't expect Garoppolo to be dealt and others saying he's only worth a second-round pick. Curran intimates he expects the Patriots to be offered a first-round pick and possibly more. Garoppolo's trade stock will never be higher. Expect New England to cash in on it. The Bears and Browns have been tied most to Garoppolo in recent weeks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:24 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Tyrod medically cleared from groin surgery
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyrod Taylor has been medically cleared from groin surgery.

    Advice: Taylor underwent sports hernia surgery shortly after the season. A 4-6 week recovery, Taylor's rehab was right on track. He has a $15.5 million option bonus due on March 11. Most beat writers expect the Bills to dump Taylor. Nick Foles and Tony Romo have been loosely linked to Buffalo as replacement options. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:27 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Report: Bears actively shopping Jay Cutler
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears have "actively started seeking" a trade partner for Jay Cutler.

    Advice: The Bears will try their darnedest to get something for Cutler, though there's a good chance they'll end up cutting him. Cutler plateaued and arguably regressed after a promising beginning to his career in Denver, and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2009. With that said, a quarterback-needy team like the Jets could be desperate enough to take the bait. The Bears are expected to target Jimmy Garoppolo, but they'll face plenty of competition. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:12 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Payton: We're in the 'quarterback business'
    In an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Saints coach Sean Payton said he's always in the "quarterback business."

    Advice: "I think we’re in the quarterback business always because they’re so difficult to find," said Payton. "And certainly you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older." Payton has now hinted several times at the Saints pursuing a successor to Drew Brees. The 38-year-old led the NFL in passing yards last season but Father Time remains undefeated. The Saints have plenty of other needs, but it would be a mild surprise if they left draft weekend without a quarterback. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:37 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    21.31 (3rd)
     
  • Giants believe Eli Manning has 2-3 years left
    Speaking on PFT Live, Newsday's Bob Glauber said the Giants believe Eli Manning has two or three good years left in the NFL.

    Advice: It's a bold stance after Eli's play took a stark turn for the worse last season. His 6.7 yards per attempt were a near-decade low, while New York's offense finished 25th in yards per game (330.7) and 26th in points (19.4). Eli showed a dead arm on downfield throws. 36-year-old Manning's starting job isn't in danger, but the Giants need to start thinking about life after him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    6.78 (172nd)
     
  • Report: More likely Bills keep Tyrod than not
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is a "better chance" the Bills keep Tyrod Taylor than not.

    Advice: Rapoport made the comment while talking about potential landing spots for Tony Romo. Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne, who is a former Buffalo reporter, guessed the Bills would move on last week, so this situation seems to be truly up in the air. Buffalo will commit to $30.75 million guaranteed over two years to Taylor if they pick up his option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:56 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Report: Cards have 'zero interest' in Cutler
    Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports reports the Cardinals have "zero interest" in Jay Cutler.

    Advice: MMQB's Peter King wrote he "wouldn't be shocked" if Cutler ended up with the Cardinals, but Somers makes it clear that is not a real option. It also never made much sense for Cutler to sit for at least a year behind Carson Palmer when he should have starting options even if the Bears decide to move on. Even though they are not interested in Cutler, the Cardinals have to find their quarterback of the future this offseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:47 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • OC expects full offseason to benefit Bradford
    Vikings OC Pat Shurmur expects Sam Bradford to be better coming off a full offseason with the organization.

    Advice: The Vikings dealt with a mountain of change on offense last season including Bradford joining the team shortly before Week 1 and Shurmur taking over for Norv Turner in the middle of the year. Both will benefit from a full offseason together, and Bradford should spend plenty of time developing chemistry with his still relatively new receivers. None of that will matter, however, unless the Vikings fix the offensive line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    14.48 (27th)
     
  • PFT: Cousins won't sign before tag deadline
    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports Kirk Cousins will not sign a long-term deal prior to the March 1 deadline for the Redskins to apply the franchise tag.

    Advice: With a third tag not a functional option, Cousins has all the leverage in the negotiations over a long-term deal, and it looks like he is going to use it. Once the Redskins apply the tag, which they almost certainly will, Cousins can ask for at the very least the value of the tag ($23.94 million) paid out in 2017 and a raise on that total guaranteed in 2018. If Washington balks at that price, Cousins can play out another one-year tender and test the open market next spring, which reports suggest is his preferred option anyway. It is far from a given the Redskins lock up Cousins to a long-term deal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Report: Hue Jackson 'likes' A.J. McCarron
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot wrote Browns coach Hue Jackson "likes" Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron.

    Advice: Jackson coached McCarron in Cincinnati including the quarterback's four-game run as a starter in 2015. McCarron held his own after being thrust into the starting lineup, but Jackson would have to think he is a long-term starter to okay a trade. McCarron is entering a contract year, but he will just be a restricted free agent. That means the Bengals can keep him for another season, put an early-round tender on him next spring, and either take the draft pick if he gets an offer sheet or let him back up Andy Dalton again at a relatively cheap price. That scenario suggests a team will have to wow Cincinnati to pry McCarron away. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:49 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (417th)
     
  • Robert Griffin due $750K roster bonus on 3/11
    Robert Griffin III is due a $750,000 roster bonus on March 11.

    Advice: While not an exorbitant sum, it does provide a point in time for the Browns to make a decision on RG3 -- release him before March 11 or pay him the $750K bonus. The Akron Beacon Journal confirms "it would be more surprising if Griffin were retained than if he were cut." Griffin likely isn't long for the roster. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:45 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.63 (21st)
     
  • Cardinals a possibility for Jay Cutler?
    MMQB's Peter King "wouldn't be shocked" if Jay Cutler ends up with the Cardinals.

    Advice: That would mean Cutler chooses to settle for a backup job behind Carson Palmer for 2017 with an eye on taking over as the starter in 2018 if Palmer retires. It would be somewhat shocking to see Cutler take a back seat when there are so many open jobs out there, but his fit in Bruce Arians' gunslinger offense makes sense. The Cardinals have said finding a quarterback is their No. 1 goal this offseason. The Jets and 49ers could also be landing spots for Cutler. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1073rd)
     
  • Many connections between Pace, Garoppolo
    Jimmy Garoppolo's agent, Donald Yee, represents Saints coach Sean Payton, with whom Bears GM Ryan Pace worked for ten years in New Orleans.

    Advice: There are all kinds of connections to be made like this around the NFL, but Pace's connections to Garoppolo especially stand out. Payton and Pace's Saints were rumored to be infatuated with Garoppolo in the 2014 draft and allegedly considered taking him toward the end of the first round. Payton, Pace, and Garoppolo are all alums of Eastern Illinois. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "Yee knows well just how much Payton and Pace valued Garoppolo in the (2014) draft," and "putting a deal together between those two wouldn’t be difficult." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:38 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Romo willing to 'massage' contract for trade
    According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Tony Romo is willing to "massage" his contract in order to facilitate a trade.

    Advice: This flexibility is critical if Dallas is going to get trade compensation. Romo must be willing to restructure his contract for any deal to get done, and if he wasn't it's entirely possible Romo would already have been released. The Cowboys should have a better idea of what they may be able to get for Romo when NFL teams convene at the Combine, which begins on Tuesday, February 28. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:17 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Report: Rams could target Cousins in 2018
    MMQB's Albert Breer believes the Rams could be a player for Kirk Cousins if things don't work out with Jared Goff in 2017.

    Advice: The Redskins were once content to let the market determine Cousins' value, but the landscape has changed now that Cousins supporters Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan landed head-coaching jobs. Shanahan is already gunning for Cousins to join him in San Francisco, while Los Angeles could be a possibility next year if Goff falls flat again in 2017. With Cousins attracting interest elsewhere, the Redskins would be wise to lock him into a long-term deal as soon as possible. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Cowboys expected to 'do right' by Tony Romo
    MMQB's Albert Breer expects the Cowboys to "do right" by Tony Romo.

    Advice: That means either trading Romo to a team of his choosing or releasing him and letting him test the market. This belief is shared by a number of Cowboys staffers. Romo is expected to meet with owner Jerry Jones before or during the Combine. Arizona, Denver, Houston, and Kansas City are Romo's preferred landing spots. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Cowboys likely to re-sign Kellen Moore
    The Cowboys are expected to re-sign free agent Kellen Moore.

    Advice: Moore missed all of 2016 to a broken ankle but should be healthy for OTAs. The Cowboys are higher on him than free agent Mark Sanchez. ESPN’s Todd Archer considers Moore the favorite to back up Dak Prescott. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (888th)
     
  • 49ers not looking for 'short-term fix' at QB
    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he is not looking for a "short-term fix" at quarterback.

    Advice: "You want to make a commitment to somebody," Shanahan said. "In order to do that, you better make sure you’re on the same page with everyone else and you put the time in, you talk to people who’ve been with these guys." These comments would seem to shoot down reports of Matt Schaub and Brian Hoyer being options, but those guys will be nothing but bridge quarterbacks at best. The 49ers could commit to an early-round pick like UNC's Mitch Trubisky and still have him compete with a veteran in camp. With little chance of winning right now, that might even be the best option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:51 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.18 (408th)
     
  • '50 percent' chance Kap returns to 49ers
    The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes there's a "50 percent" chance Colin Kaepernick returns to the 49ers.

    Advice: Due $16.9 million in salary and bonuses, Kaepernick should theoretically want to stay in San Francisco because that's the only way he would earn that much money. Kaepernick has an opt-out clause that can't officially be exercised until March 2. In December, national reports from both ESPN and NFL Network had Kaepernick preparing to opt out. That was before Kyle Shanahan was hired. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:48 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
  • Schaub, Hoyer could be on Niners QB radar
    In addition to Matt Schaub, the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows names Brian Hoyer as a free agent quarterback the 49ers might pursue.

    Advice: Schaub has been previously speculated as a fit in San Francisco after spending the last two years with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta. Hoyer played for Shanahan in Cleveland, and has been far more effective in recent years than Schaub. Barring an unlikely-if-intriguing match with Kirk Cousins, the 49ers will be scraping the bottom of the barrel for veteran quarterback options. Barrows didn't rule out the Niners signing both Hoyer and Schaub in free agency. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:41 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (836th)
     
  • Nick Foles to be on Bills' QB radar?
    Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne expects the Bills to "chug along with a Nick Foles-ish" quarterback in 2017, "and start over."

    Advice: That means cutting Tyrod Taylor and signing someone like Foles to bridge the gap to a younger quarterback. Owed $6.4 million, Foles is expected to be released by the Chiefs shortly. Dots can connect him to Buffalo, where new QBs coach David Culley was on the Eagles' staff when Foles was drafted and the Chiefs' staff when Kansas City signed Foles last year. Foles turned 28 in January. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (425th)
     
  • Bills not expected to re-sign E.J. Manuel
    The Buffalo News doesn’t expect the Bills to re-sign free agent E.J. Manuel.

    Advice: The Bills are expected to move on from both Manuel and Tyrod Taylor. Manuel was a bust as a first-round pick but shouldn't struggle for offers as a backup. Cardale Jones is the only other Bills quarterback under contract. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:10 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    13.96 (31st)
     
  • Bills to part ways with Tyrod Taylor?
    Bleacher Report's Ty Dunne guesses the Bills will part ways with Tyrod Taylor and "roll with a low-cost veteran" at quarterback.

    Advice: Dunne's opinion is noteworthy because he is a former Buffalo reporter. Dunne expects the Bills to be "patient," sign a veteran, and perhaps draft a quarterback in 2017 or wait for 2018 to select their signal caller of the future. The free agent quarterback market is poor, as usual. After Kirk Cousins, top names include Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Geno Smith. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • La Canfora doesn't expect DAL to cut Romo
    Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports doesn't believe the Cowboys will release Tony Romo.

    Advice: A recent ESPN report stated the opposite. Per La Canfora, nothing has been decided on Romo's status in Dallas. That will remain the case until Romo sits down with owner Jerry Jones before or during the Combine. La Canfora also stated that "the four teams (Romo) is most interested in are Houston, Kansas City, Denver, and Arizona." On paper, the Texans and Broncos are the best fits. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Report: Cousins doesn't want to be with Skins
    ESPN's Jason Reid reports "former Redskins officials who know Kirk Cousins" have said Cousins doesn't want to be in Washington and would prefer to be franchise-tagged rather than sign a long-term deal.

    Advice: The sides have made what sounds like zero progress on a long-term deal, and Cousins may be fed up with the way Washington handled negotiations the past two years. The front office clearly didn't believe in Cousins last year, making him prove himself again on a one-year tag, and Cousins answered the bell with a big season. It's fair to wonder if the "former Redskins officials" Reid is referring to is someone from the old Shanahan regime, as then-OC Kyle Shanahan literally "stood on a table" for Cousins when they drafted him. Now the head coach in quarterback-less San Francisco, Shanahan remains enamored with Cousins, who has made it known the feeling is mutual. If Cousins is able to force his way out of D.C., a reunion in Santa Clara would be a good bet. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:49 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Mariota not expected to be ready for OTAs
    Coach Mike Mularkey said Marcus Mariota (broken fibula) is not expected to be ready for OTAs.

    Advice: In January, Mularkey said Mariota would be back "when we get this thing rolling," but the coach said they are going to be "over-cautious" with the injury in a radio interview on Wednesday. "He’s on schedule," Mularkey said. "You guys know Marcus like I do. He’s probably gonna over-train to come back as quickly as he can, and we’re probably gonna have to put the reins on him to hold back a little bit." Despite the caution, Mariota should be ready for training camp. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:10 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Werder: Tony Romo expects to be released
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Tony Romo expects to be released.

    Advice: That is instead of being traded. The Cowboys will certainly attempt to find a trading partner, but it does not make much sense for anyone to trade for a soon-to-be-37 quarterback who has played five games in the last two seasons with most of that missed time due to injury. If the Cowboys want to do right by Romo, it also makes the most sense to let him pick his next destination, although he will certainly have some say in trade negotiations as well. As for his future, Werder reports Romo believes he can play two-to-three more seasons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:42 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Werder does not expect Garoppolo to be traded
    ESPN's Ed Werder does not expect the Patriots to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Advice: With Tom Brady still playing like an All-Pro and the Patriots selecting Jacoby Brissett in the third round last season, it has been widely assumed New England will trade Garoppolo, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. MMQB's Peter King wrote he does not think Garoppolo will be moved earlier this week, however, and now Werder is reporting the same information. The Patriots could just be leaking these reports to drive up the price, but it would not be surprising if New England takes another year to see where Brady is before settling for a high compensatory pick if they are forced to let Garoppolo walk. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (427th)
     
  • Jake Rudock set to backup Matthew Stafford?
    Impending free agent QB Dan Orlovsky said Detroit will use Jake Rudock as Matthew Stafford's backup in 2017.

    Advice: A sixth-rounder last year, Rudock spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad before the Lions promoted him in late November to keep the Bears from poaching him. That move indicated Detroit is high on the young quarterback, so this news is not particularly surprising. Despite injury concerns early in his career, Stafford has not missed a game since 2010. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (612th)
     
  • Free agent QB Orlovsky not returning to Lions
    Free agent QB Dan Orlovsky said he will not be returning to the Lions.

    Advice: Orlovsky said the Lions will turn to 2016 sixth-rounder Jake Rudock as Matthew Stafford's backup. 34 in August, Orlovsky is a quality No. 2 who likely has a few years left. He should find a home. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:46 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.16 (414th)
     
  • Teammate: Romo 'dropped dimes' in practice
    Cowboys SS Barry Church told a Dallas radio station that Tony Romo played "like 2014 Romo" in late-season practices.

    Advice: Albeit in an extremely small sample, Romo also looked good as new in his Week 17 spot appearance, completing 3-of-4 throws for 29 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. Romo broke a bone in his back last preseason, then resumed practicing in early November. "He looked great back there," Church said. "He was dropping some dimes, some serious dimes against the No. 1 defense. We went against him on 7-on-7 drills." Church said he would answer "Yeah, go get him," if asked by a quarterback-needy team whether Romo was worth pursuing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:44 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Carr to have more pre-snap freedom in 2017
    Derek Carr will have more freedom at the line of scrimmage in 2017.

    Advice: "There’s been a lot made about his command at the line of scrimmage. There’s certainly going to be opportunities for Derek to do that," new OC Todd Downing said. "Where I see him needing a little bit more command is just being able to share his thoughts of gameplans. Being a student of the game, as he already is, but vocalize what he likes and doesn’t like." Carr had limited pre-snap freedom under ex-OC Bill Musgrave. Entering his fourth season, he’s going to have a lot more input on the Raiders' offense. Playing behind a top-five line with most of his weapons returning, Carr is a good bet to build on his 2016 stats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:14 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (973rd)
     
  • Chiefs expected to decline Foles' 2017 option
    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Chiefs are expected to decline Nick Foles' team option for 2017.

    Advice: Most outlets had Foles pegged for a $10.4 million salary for 2017, but Garafolo reports it's actually a more reasonable $6.4 million. Either way, the Chiefs aren't likely to pick it up, which would make Foles a free agent. It would save the Chiefs $6.75 million in cap space. Foles bombed out in his short time with the Rams in 2015 but looked good in limited work with the Chiefs last season, completing 36-of-55 passes (65.5 percent) for 410 yards (7.5 YPA) and a 3:0 TD:INT ratio. He could be a candidate to start somewhere come Week 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (425th)
     
  • Browns QBs coach likes Tyrod Taylor 'a lot'
    According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, new Browns QBs coach David Lee likes Tyrod Taylor "a lot" after the two worked together in Buffalo the past two seasons.

    Advice: Cabot says Lee "would welcome the opportunity to continue working with [Taylor]" if the Browns were to acquire him. Coach Hue Jackson reportedly wants a veteran quarterback for 2017, and Taylor would be a great get for his offense. The Browns have plenty of ammo to swing a trade or make a signing. They have a whopping $105 million in cap space and five top-65 draft picks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Report: Cousins, 'Skins yet to make progress
    The Washington Post reports the Redskins have yet to make progress in long-term talks with free agent Kirk Cousins.

    Advice: That's via "people familiar with the situation." Per reporter Mike Jones, the Redskins are also likely to use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, allowing him to negotiate with other teams. Cousins has been strongly linked to ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco, but the bombed-out Niners would have to surrender two first-round picks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:06 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Report: Shanahan still interested in Cousins
    ESPN's John Keim reports "multiple people who know" new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan believe he will "be tempted" by free agent Kirk Cousins.

    Advice: Shanahan has been linked to his ex-quarterback early and often this offseason, but Cousins' impending franchise tag will make a reunion extremely unlikely, if not outright impossible. Shanahan can only pursue Cousins if he's slapped with the non-exclusive tag, and even then he would cost two first-round picks if the Redskins decided to let Cousins walk. Cousins would be a quick fix for San Francisco's quarterback crater, but it just isn't realistic. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Colin Kaepernick 'open to returning' to 49ers
    Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports Colin Kaepernick is "open to returning to the 49ers in 2017."

    Advice: Kaepernick has been expected to opt out of his contract for some time, which he can do starting on March 2, but he did reach out to new GM John Lynch and is expected to meet with him at some point in the near future. If Kyle Shanahan wants him, it is possible the 49ers can convince Kaepernick to stay. Still, divorce remains the most likely outcome. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    15.23 (22nd)
     
  • Brian Hoyer could be bridge quarterback
    ESPN's Jeff Dickerson believes impending free agent Brian Hoyer is a "logical" bridge quarterback if the Bears draft a developmental prospect.

    Advice: Dickerson wrote Hoyer is "open to mentoring younger players" and "has a strong relationship with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains." Hoyer also played reasonably well in five starts before landing on injured reserve with a broken forearm. If the Bears try to address their quarterback need in the draft, it will not be surprising to see Hoyer re-signed. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:54 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (836th)
     
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