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  • Report: Greg Olsen offered broadcasting job
    The Athletic's Richard Deitsch reports that FOX Sports has "made it clear" it will hire Greg Olsen as an announcer if he decides to retire.

    Advice: Olsen has already served as a guest analyst for FOX for several years, so it would be a natural transition for the soon-to-be 35-year-old. During his test gigs, Olsen has been much better in the booth than fellow tight end Jason Witten was on Monday Night Football. Olsen finally shook his persistent foot woes in 2019 but had his least productive season since 2011. He has strongly hinted that he is leaning toward retirement. Today, 1:27 pm
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  • Glazer clarifies report on Rivers' future
    Speaking Tuesday, FOX's Jay Glazer clarified his Monday comments on Philip Rivers, saying that while he believes Rivers will not be back with the team, he did not mean to officially report as such.

    Advice: Basically, Glazer said he was taken out of context during his appearance on Colin Cowherd's show. Glazer is amongst the most error-free reporters in all of football, so he is worth taking at his word that it was not his intention to formally report that Rivers and the Bolts are done. ESPN's Eric Williams has also reported that "all options remain available" with regards to the Chargers and their longtime franchise player. Despite Glazer's clarification, all signs continue to point toward Rivers being done in Southern California. Today, 1:11 pm
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  • Hunt: Mahomes deal might not come in 2020
    Speaking Tuesday, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said the team may not extend Patrick Mahomes until 2021.

    Advice: Mahomes' rookie deal is first eligible to be extended this offseason. "There will be a right time sometime in the next 12-15 months to extend Patrick, and when I say right time, I mean right time for both the player and the club," Hunt said. "I don't want to say necessarily it has to be this offseason, but I will say that it's a priority to get him done." Mahomes is under team control for two more years, but there is not much incentive for the Chiefs to wait. Whenever the deal is done, Mahomes is going to become the highest-paid player in league history by a staggering margin. It would be better to get it out of the way sooner rather than later. Perhaps potential changes to the CBA are looming in Hunt's mind. Today, 11:38 am
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  • Dolphins work out free agent RB Alex Collins
    Dolphins worked out free agent RB Alex Collins.

    Advice: The team also worked out Grey Cup winner CFL QB Chris Streveler. It's the first we've heard from Collins since his last workout with the Seahawks in December. Just two seasons removed from leading the Ravens in rushing with 973 yards, the Dolphins are arguably the best landing spot for Collins given their leniency on low-cost upside talent. Today, 9:15 am
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  • Brown freed from house arrest restrictions
    Free agent WR Antonio Brown was freed from house arrest restrictions on Tuesday.

    Advice: His $110,000 bail remains in place stemming from his arrest last week on charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an occupied conveyance and criminal mischief. He must also surrender his passport and submit to a mental health evaluation (along with random drug testing) while traveling freely around the country to fulfill contractual obligations. Outside of said obligations which have already been booked, it's doubtful Brown lands further opportunity elsewhere while awaiting trial. It would not be surprising if his playing days have come and gone altogether. Today, 9:10 am
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  • Josh Johnson headlines LA Wildcats' roster
    The XFL's Los Angeles Wildcats announced their 52-man roster Monday.

    Advice: The Wildcats are coached by Winston Moss, with Norm Chow serving as the OC. Chow, of course, was USC's OC back in their heyday with Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush under Pete Carroll. Headlining the Wildcats' roster are QB Josh Johnson, WR Nelson Spruce, WR Tre McBride, 6-foot-9 former Baylor DE Shawn Oakman, ex-Lions DE Devin Taylor, and K Nick Novak. Yesterday, 3:53 pm
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  • Connor Cook makes XFL's Houston Roughnecks
    The XFL's Houston Roughnecks announced their 52-man roster Monday.

    Advice: The Roughnecks are coached by June Jones. Headlining the squad are QB Connor Cook, RB De'Angelo Henderson, former Giants RB Andre Williams, WR Sammie Coates, CB Charles James, and 28-year-old former Panthers second-round DE Kony Ealy. Cook was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2016 after playing his college ball at Michigan State. Yesterday, 3:46 pm
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  • Cardale Jones, Rashad Ross make DC Defenders
    The XFL's DC Defenders announced their 52-man roster Monday.

    Advice: Coach Pep Hamilton's squad is headlined by QB Cardale Jones, RB Donnel Pumphrey, RB Jhurell Pressley, RB Nick Brossette, WR Rashad Ross, WR Eli Rogers, WR Simmie Cobbs, former NFL first-round S Matt Elam, and 29-year-old former third-rounder DE Sam Montgomery. Ross absolutely tore up the AAF last winter before signing with the Panthers but failing to make the team out of training camp. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
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  • Landry Jones headlines XFL's Renegades roster
    The XFL's Dallas Renegades announced their 52-man roster Monday.

    Advice: Headlining coach Bob Stoops' roster is QB Landry Jones, who was the first player to sign an XFL contract. He injured his knee earlier this month, however, and is in danger of missing the start of the season, which kicks off February 8. Other players of note for Dallas are RB Cameron Artis-Payne, RB Lance Dunbar, and WR Jazz Ferguson. Yesterday, 3:36 pm
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  • Kittle has played with torn labrum since 2018
    Speaking in a Monday podcast, George Kittle revealed that he has been playing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder since 2018.

    Advice: Kittle said the injury occurred in a 2018 preseason game. He stated, "So I dislocated my shoulder last year ... and my labrum is completely torn. So I don’t get surgery on it — [The protective sleeve] basically helps me, so it doesn’t hurt all the time." Kittle added that there's "no chance" he gets surgery on the shoulder because "I can't miss those workout days, man." It sounds like Kittle is enough of a warrior to continue to play through the pain, though it would probably be in his best long-term interest to get the problem fixed one of these offseasons. Yesterday, 2:36 pm
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  • Kareem Hunt admitted he would fail drug test
    In a police video of Kareem Hunt's Jan. 21 traffic stop obtained by TMZ Sports, Hunt admitted he would "fail an NFL drug test if one were administered to him at the time."

    Advice: Emotional throughout a lengthy conversation with the officer who pulled him over, Hunt said he had been "fighting a lot of (stuff) lately," and that his release from the Chiefs "still hurts me to this day." Hunt eventually admitted that the marijuana in his vehicle was his, but the officer decided to let him off with only a speeding ticket. The officer was aware of Hunt's off-the-field history, at one point even bringing up the Ray Rice incident while reminding Hunt of his second chance. It is unclear if the NFL will take action. Hunt has never been suspended under the substance-abuse policy. Yesterday, 11:53 am
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  • Lamar Jackson wins Pro Bowl offensive MVP
    Lamar Jackson was named Pro Bowl Offensive MVP after throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC's win over the NFC.

    Advice: Jackson led the AFC team to a 38-33 victory. He's the youngest quarterback to start in the Pro Bowl and now the youngest MVP. Teammate Mark Andrews caught nine passes, a Pro Bowl record for a tight end. Davante Adams led the NFC with six receptions and converted two of them into touchdowns. Sunday, 2:50 pm
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  • Brees to take 'month or so' to ponder future
    Impending free agent Drew Brees said he'll take "a month or so" before making a decision on his NFL future.

    Advice: Brees will compete in Sunday's Pro Bowl in Orlando before taking a month to unwind. At that point, the 41-year-old should have a clearer idea of his NFL future. "I'll kind of lay low for a little bit, get away and then assess," said Brees, who posted a career-high 116.3 quarterback rating in 2019, his 19th NFL season and 14th in the Big Easy. "I kind of have a process in mind." If he does return for a 20th season, the NFL's all-time leader in both passing yards and touchdowns confirms he'd only play for the Saints. With Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill both headed for free agency and Brees at least entertaining the idea of retirement, New Orleans could conceivably be looking at an entirely new quarterback room in 2020. Sunday, 6:14 am
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  • Will Fuller undergoes sports hernia surgery
    Will Fuller underwent sports hernia surgery.

    Advice: Fuller needed to repair a groin injury that slowed him down at times during the 2019 season. Fuller has been electric and a true difference-maker when healthy but his soft-tissue injuries have made him a boom-or-bust asset. The speedy receiver has vowed to investigate these soft-tissue problems this offseason. Hopefully Fuller can have a fully healthy training camp. Saturday, 2:19 pm
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  • Packers likely to release Jimmy Graham
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette expects the Packers to release Jimmy Graham.

    Advice: Graham has done little in his two seasons with the Packers, scoring just five touchdowns and averaging under 34 yards per game. He's played through multiple injuries despite not missing any time and has clearly lost a step entering his age 34-season. It should be an easy decision for the Packers to move on from Graham this offseason. Releasing Graham would clear $8 million in cap space. Saturday, 10:04 am
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  • Robert Kraft 'plans' to bring back Tom Brady
    Owner Robert Kraft told TMZ Sports the Patriots "plan" to bring back Tom Brady.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter adds the Patriots expect to know if Brady's returning before the legal tampering period in mid-March. That doesn't come as a surprise, though there's still some uncertainty on where Brady will be playing in 2020. It's not impossible the Patriots move on from a declining Brady, but Kraft's comments suggest he'll remain in New England for at least one more season. Saturday, 8:20 am
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  • D.J. Chark expects to have similar role
    D.J. Chark expects to have a similar role under new OC Jay Gruden.

    Advice: Chark had a breakout year under ex-OC John DeFilippo, leading the Jags in receiving yards (1,008) and touchdowns (8). His targets could take a hit in a Gruden offense that features more quick passes, though he's clearly established as Jacksonville's No. 1 option on the outside. Chark's second-year leap was encouraging, but playing in a new scheme with questions at quarterback, he's not a lock to build on his 2019 success. Friday, 4:17 pm
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  • Albert Wilson candidat to restructure
    The Miami Herald considers Albert Wilson a candidate to restructure his contract.

    Advice: Wilson is owed a non-guaranteed $9.5 million in the final year of his deal. That's too much for a slot receiver coming off a season where he missed three games. Wilson will need to accept a pay cut if he wants to stay in Miami. The Dolphins would eat $1.3 million in dead money if they outright release Wilson. Friday, 2:23 pm
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  • Travis Kelce (knee) returns to practice
    Travis Kelce (knee) resumed practicing Friday.

    Advice: Kelce spent Thursday as a spectator, though his absence was likely more maintenance than anything. He'll be ready to go full throttle when the Chiefs oppose San Francisco in next week's Super Bowl. The 30-year-old exploded for three touchdowns in the Divisional Round but was limited to just three catches for 30 yards in last week's triumph over Tennessee. Friday, 9:57 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
  • Coleman (shoulder) seen running on side field
    Tevin Coleman (shoulder) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The good news is that Coleman was spotted running on a side field. That's obviously an encouraging sign after he missed most of Sunday's conference title game with a dislocated shoulder. Despite his injury, the Niners are hopeful he'll be available next week for Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Even if he suits up, there's a good chance Coleman will take a backseat to Raheem Mostert, who erupted for four touchdowns and over 200 yards rushing in last week's rout of Green Bay. Thursday, 1:32 pm
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