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  • Report: Wentz appealing to free agent WRs
    ESPN's Tim McManus reports "several free-agent wide receivers" are "drawn to the idea" of playing with Carson Wentz.

    Advice: It is great news for the Eagles, who need a No. 1 receiver in the worst way. Still, no receiver is going to take significantly less money just to play with an ascending quarterback, and Philadelphia might not have the financial muscle to be serious contenders for someone like Alshon Jeffery. Kenny Stills might be more in their range, but there are reports he will fetch around $12 million per year. If the Eagles really want to upgrade their receiver position via free agency, they will have to spend top dollar. Rotoworld.com 25 minutes ago
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (224th)
     
  • Lacy: Packers 'vocal' about bringing me back
    Speaking on Adam Schefter's "Know Them From Adam" podcast, impending free agent Eddie Lacy said the Packers have been "very vocal" about re-signing him.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense. Lacy could use a place where he feels comfortable to rehab his value after weight issues and injuries derailed his career, and the Packers could use cheap backfield help to pair with Ty Montgomery and perhaps a rookie. A one-year deal might be the best option for both sides. As for the ankle injury which ended his 2016, Lacy said he should be able to "do everything" by OTAs. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:35 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (905th)
     
  • 49ers only team Cousins willing to sign with
    ESPN's John Keim reports the 49ers are the only team Kirk Cousins is willing to sign a long-term contract with "right now."

    Advice: Keim adds Washington will likely try to trade Cousins as there is a slim chance the two sides work out a deal, but this report puts a serious dent in his trade market. Teams are not going to give up any significant trade chips without assurances Cousins will agree to a long-term deal when he gets there, and it seems clear the quarterback's ultimate goal is to reunite with old OC and new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in 2018 if not sooner. Washington has bungled this situation from the start, and it does not look like it will get any better anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.61 (8th)
     
  • Hawkins has spoken to 'quite a few teams'
    Free agent WR Andrew Hawkins said he has spoken to "quite a few teams" since his release from the Browns on Monday.

    Advice: It would be shocking if a new free agent said different. Hawkins added he requested his release several weeks ago. It is an understandable decision considering he has seen just 97 total targets the last two years and the Browns' quarterback situation, but the 31-year-old slot man is unlikely to find a hot market. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.94 (294th)
     
  • Bucs tender four ERFA including Humphries
    The Bucs tendered exclusive rights free agent WR Adam Humphries.

    Advice: They also tendered CB Jude Adjei-Barimah, LB Adarius Glanton, and WR Freddie Martino. All four must accept the tender or sit out 2017. Undrafted out of Clemson, Humphries has 82 catches for 882 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Bucs working primarily out of the slot. Even with Tampa Bay looking to upgrade the receiver corps, he should win a roster spot in camp. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.02 (164th)
     
  • Hunt: Alex Smith will be 'our starter' in '17
    Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said Alex Smith will "be our starter going into 2017."

    Advice: Hunt has now joined coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey in standing behind Smith as the starter going forward. The Chiefs' seemingly clear intention to stick with Smith has done nothing to tamp down the chatter, however, and they will likely continue to be linked with Tony Romo until he lands with a new team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:18 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    18.04 (11th)
     
  • Geno Smith would be 'fine' with backup role
    In an interview with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, impending free agent Geno Smith (ACL) said he would be "fine" with a backup role.

    Advice: Smith made it clear his goal is to be a starter, but he is willing to "start from the bottom" and "climb [his] way back to the top" if necessary. He also did not rule out a return to the Jets, saying "all possibilities are on the table." Smith is currently recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in late October, but he expects to be ready for training camp. Where that camp will be is a question which should be answered in the next several weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:13 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (900th)
     
  • Steelers make Antonio Brown highest-paid WR
    Steelers signed WR Antonio Brown to a four-year, $68 million extension through 2021.

    Advice: Including a $19 million signing bonus, the extension will pay Brown $17 million annually and makes him the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver, passing A.J. Green's $15 million annual average. The top wideout of his generation -- and arguably the best we've seen since Randy Moss -- Brown has 100-plus catches in four straight years and double-digit touchdowns in three straight. Brown turns 29 in July. Because his game relies on route running and not elite athleticism, Brown should age well into his 30s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.31 (399th)
     
  • Steelers slap Le'Veon Bell with exclusive tag
    Steelers assigned the exclusive-rights franchise tag to RB Le'Veon Bell.

    Advice: He joins Panthers DT Kawann Short and Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones as 2017's first three franchise-tag wearers. The "exclusive" tag locks Bell into a top-five running back salary ($12 million-plus) and prohibits other teams from negotiating with him. The Steelers plan to lock up Antonio Brown to a long-term deal and let Bell sport the tag, potentially for the entirety of the forthcoming season. Extending Bell isn't a priority after he battled foot and knee injuries his first three years in the league, and served two short suspensions. Still only 25 years old, Bell has averaged 4.88 yards per carry and 143.1 yards from scrimmage per game over the past two seasons. He's neck and neck with David Johnson as the top running back in football, and we'd give the slight edge to Bell. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • C.J. Anderson (knee) to be cleared in 2 weeks
    104.3 The Fan in Denver's Cecil Lammey reports C.J. Anderson is expected to be cleared from his meniscus tear in two weeks.

    Advice: Anderson originally expected to be cleared by the end of February, but he isn't known to have encountered any setbacks, and there was nothing to gain by rushing back so early in the offseason. Still only 26, Anderson will be learning a new offense under OC Mike McCoy, who is expected to install more power-blocking concepts. Anderson remains the favorite to start over Devontae Booker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:51 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (929th)
     
  • Browns not expected to franchise tag Pryor
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer confirms the Browns will not franchise tag free agent Terrelle Pryor.

    Advice: The Browns have 48 hours to make a decision, but it appears they already have. The MMQB's Albert Breer first reported nine days ago that Pryor wouldn't be franchised. Pryor is reportedly seeking $10-$11 million annually in long-term talks. At least publicly, he's saying he wants to stay in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:11 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
  • Report: Tony Romo likely to be released soon
    The Dallas Morning News expects the Cowboys to release Tony Romo "likely within the next two weeks."

    Advice: Romo can't officially be dealt until the start of the new league year on March 9, but the Cowboys will have an excellent idea of his trade market by then. If it doesn't exist, he will be cut loose. Most reports have had the Cowboys planning to "do right" by their longtime signal caller, a courtesy he's certainly earned. Cutting him, and allowing him to pick his own new team, would be right. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Cowboys interested in Josh McCown
    The Dallas Morning News confirms the Cowboys are interested in free agent Josh McCown.

    Advice: Per reporter Brandon George, they have company, as McCown has supposedly drawn interest from at least eight teams. McCown has great presence, but going on 38, he can no longer protect himself on the football field. He'd be a lackluster backup plan behind Dak Prescott. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • Report: Progress on new Antonio Brown deal
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there has been "significant progress" on long-term contract talks between the Steelers and Antonio Brown.

    Advice: The goal is to have a new long-term deal hammered out by March 9, the start of the new league year. Brown has one year left on his current deal and will probably become the league's highest-paid receiver on his next contract. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.31 (399th)
     
  • 'Hard to see' Skins re-signing DeSean Jackson
    CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay believes it's "hard to see a scenario" where the Redskins re-sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

    Advice: Finlay's colleague, Rich Tandler, agrees. It's not that the Redskins don't want Jackson back; he's simply expected to price himself out of Washington's range. Fellow free agent Pierre Garcon is expected to be the Redskins' higher priority, and Jamison Crowder is also up for an extension soon. Jackson should have no problem clearing $10 million per year on the open market. The Eagles, Bucs, and Rams have all been linked to Jackson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • Browns cut WR Andrew Hawkins, clear $1.8M
    Browns released WR Andrew Hawkins.

    Advice: This was fully expected after Hawkins again played a minor role in Cleveland's offense, amassing 33 catches for 324 yards and three scores. Signed to a four-year deal in 2014, Hawkins had a solid first season with the Browns with a 63-825-2 line on 101 targets. But Hawkins saw just 90 total targets over the past two years. A slot man only at 5'7/180, Hawkins turns 31 in March. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    2.94 (294th)
     
  • FA Kenny Stills expected to get $12M per year
    According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the market for free agent Kenny Stills is "already in the $12 million-a-year" range.

    Advice: It sounds absurd; Only six NFL receivers make $12 million annually. With the salary cap rising each year, however, lower-tiered players will start making more money. Stills caught nine touchdowns in 2016 and isn't yet 25. He's also more than a one-trick deep threat. The Eagles are already said to be preparing to make a run at Stills when free agency opens March 9. Salguero doesn't expect the Dolphins to come close to Stills' asking price. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.08 (224th)
     
  • Report: Cowboys interested in McCown as No. 2
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports there is "mutual interest" between the Cowboys and free agent Josh McCown.

    Advice: According to Werder, the Cowboys need to resolve the Tony Romo situation before making a move on McCown. McCown, 38 in July, was cut by the Browns and is eligible to sign right away. He said he has spoken to a handful of teams and wants to go somewhere he can win and mentor a young passer. Dallas checks all the boxes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • Alshon Jeffery expected to hit open market
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears will not use the franchise tag on free agent Alshon Jeffery.

    Advice: ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson confirmed RapSheet's report and added that the two sides haven't discussed an extension in weeks, putting Jeffery's chances of re-signing with the Bears at "slim." Tagging Jeffery would cost $17.5 million, pricey for a player who hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2014 and was suspended four games for PEDs last year. Jeffery will still land a monster deal as free agency's top wideout. The Eagles are fully expected to make a run at him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    8.32 (112th)
     
  • Broncos will 'at least discuss Romo' if released
    According to 9News Denver's Mike Klis, the Broncos are expected to "at least discuss" pursuing Tony Romo if the Cowboys release him.

    Advice: GM John Elway continues to insist the Broncos are satisfied with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, but nobody's buying it. Romo has listed Denver as one of his preferred landing spots and he'd be a near-perfect fit as a one or two-year bridge to Lynch, who profiles as the Broncos' quarterback of the future. Notably, Klis fails to mention if the Broncos would consider trading for Romo. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:01 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Cimini: Jets haven't 'given up' on Geno Smith
    ESPN's Rich Cimini doesn't think the Jets have given up on impending free agent Geno Smith.

    Advice: While Cimini agrees Smith might benefit from a change of scenery, he also points out that it wouldn't cost much to retain him. Smith hinted at a return to New York with a cryptic tweet earlier this week: "Don't act surprised ... that's all I'm going to say!" Smith could be agreeable to a one-year, prove-it deal. Smith's Week 7 ACL tear will keep his suitors few and his price tag down. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:14 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (900th)
     
  • Redskins to meet with free agents at Combine
    The Redskins will meet with their impending free agents at next week's Combine.

    Advice: That includes Chris Baker, Vernon Davis, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson as well restricted free agents Will Compton and Chris Thompson. Jackson has expressed interest in remaining with the Redskins, though the team is "lukewarm" about that possibility, according to the Washington Post. Garcon and Jackson are both expected to command $9-11 million annually. It's a near certainty that at least one will move on. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • 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 Thursday, 9:54 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (889th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell expected to avoid groin surgery
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Le'Veon Bell hasn't scheduled offseason groin surgery.

    Advice: As RapSheet notes, Bell very likely would have done so by now had he needed the operation. Just about two weeks ago, Bell was seeking a third opinion on his groin after one doctor suggested he needed surgery and another advised against it. The third was the likely tiebreaker. Bell probably won't do much at spring practices but should be fine well in advance of training camp. Expect the Steelers to use the franchise tag on Bell before the March 1 deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:39 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (901st)
     
  • 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)
     
  • DeSean Jackson praises Carson Wentz
    Impending free agent DeSean Jackson was impressed by Carson Wentz's performance as a rookie.

    Advice: "He killed it," said Jackson. "He had a heck of a year. He showed he can do it all. He has the intangibles of being a big-time quarterback." Jackson thinks he still has 4-6 good years left in him and wouldn't mind ending his career where it started. "I mean, it’s definitely a great story and ending," said Jackson when asked about a return to Philadelphia. "It all sounds good, but you never know until the final decision is made." The Eagles, Buccaneers and Rams should be among Jackson's top suitors when he hits the open market. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • Report: DeSean Jackson could end up with Bucs
    ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bucs are a possible landing spot for impending free agent DeSean Jackson.

    Advice: Speaking on Adam Schefter's podcast, Jackson said returning to Philadelphia would be a "great story," but he will be looking to get all he can out of this trip to free agency. With a quarterback on the rise and not much else besides Mike Evans in the passing game, the Bucs make a ton of sense as a potential landing spot, especially since Anderson also reports Jackson has "existing rapport" with Jameis Winston. Jackson has also been linked with the Rams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:40 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.56 (85th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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 Feb 19, 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 Feb 19, 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 Feb 19, 7:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • Browns don't plan to franchise Terrelle Pryor
    The Browns don’t plan to franchise free agent Terrelle Pryor.

    Advice: This conflicts with a previous report the Browns were leaning toward the tag with Pryor. It sounds there's more optimism for an extension after the Browns met with Pryor’s agent this week. The Browns have until March 1 to make a decision on Pryor. Pryor is targeting $10-11 million annually. Rotoworld.com Feb 18, 5:04 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.00 (165th)
     
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