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  • Jets part ways with Folk after seven seasons
    Jets released K Nick Folk.

    Advice: The move creates $3 million in cap space. Now 32, Folk had been the Jets' kicker since 2010. Folk converted 27-of-31 field goals last season, though he did shank two extra points. Folk was effective enough to keep his job, but the rebuilding Jets would rather save money. Folk will likely be kicking somewhere in 2017. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:58 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.14 (158th)
     
  • Vikings GM noncommittal on Adrian Peterson
    Vikings GM Rick Spielman was noncommittal when speaking about Adrian Peterson on Thursday.

    Advice: Spielman said the team is still mulling its options, but that Peterson will "always be a Viking." Spielman's words confirm there's a strong chance the Vikings move on from one of the best players in franchise history. Both sides seem ready for a divorce. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:43 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 9:12 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (537th)
     
  • Lions could make 'big splash' at tight end
    ESPN's Michael Rothstein wrote the Lions "might end up overhauling" the tight end position this offseason.

    Advice: Eric Ebron has improved each of his three years in the league, but Detroit will have to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option this offseason, and they could use more help at the position either way. The Lions can make their "big splash" by targeting a top-of-the-market option like Martellus Bennett in free agency or using a first-round pick on an elite prospect like Alabama's O.J. Howard or Miami's David Njoku. Either way, it will not be surprising if Ebron faces competition for targets come September. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:04 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (152nd)
     
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 5:50 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (973rd)
     
  • Report: Ravens TE Pitta candidate for release
    Sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo the Ravens "may balk" at paying Dennis Pitta's $5.5 million salary.

    Advice: The Baltimore Sun hinted at this after the season. Turning 32 in June, Pitta's 86 receptions led all NFL tight ends last year, but he averaged an anemic 6.02 yards per target and didn't have a positive impact on offense beyond catching short passes and immediately falling down. Pitta also wasn't a big part of the Ravens' red-zone passing game. In Maxx Williams and Darren Waller, Baltimore has younger tight ends with more potential, and could use salary cap relief. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    5.55 (209th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:01 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Arizona could have interest in Pierre Garcon
    The Arizona Republic's Kent Somers "would not be surprised" if the Cardinals showed interest in free agent Pierre Garcon.

    Advice: Larry Fitzgerald is on his last legs in the desert, though he is still playing at a high level. Michael Floyd has been let go, while John Brown couldn't get his hamstrings right last season due to sickle-cell issues. Jaron Brown tore his ACL. A once-promising receiving corps now needs an injection of talent. Garcon is expected to command $9 million per year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    9.62 (83rd)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 10:08 am
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    0.00 (942nd)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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)
     
  • 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
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    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)
     
  • 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
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    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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Report: GMs have 'real concerns' about AP
    According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, several GMs have balked at the idea of paying Adrian Peterson $5 million on a one-year contract.

    Advice: It looks like Peterson is nearing the end of his tenure with Minnesota, but that doesn't mean he'll be greeted with open arms once he becomes a free agent. Per La Canfora, teams have "real concerns" about Peterson's durability and question whether he'd be willing to take on a backup role. When asked about Peterson's free agent prospects, one GM told La Canfora, "it only takes one team to do something stupid." Despite his Hall of Fame credentials, it seems like most GMs view the current version of Peterson as an injury-prone liability. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 pm
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • 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
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    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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • AD tweets about Giants' 'interesting moves'
    Adrian Peterson tweeted Wednesday about the "interesting moves" the Giants have made this offseason.

    Advice: His interest was likely piqued by the release of Rashad Jennings on Monday. Peterson has said he would be interested in playing for the Giants if he leaves Minnesota, but he also recently said he would like to retire as a Viking. That is not going to happen unless he takes a big pay cut. He also does not appear to be a great fit with the Giants, who operated from the shotgun on over 70 percent of their snaps in 2016. Peterson likely will not be playing for the Vikings come September, but it would be somewhat surprising if he landed in New York. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:53 am
    Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (455th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
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