Player Notes

  • McManus would like long-term deal from DEN
    Restricted free agent K Brandon McManus hopes to land a long-term contract from the Broncos.

    Advice: Tendered at the second-round level for $2.746 million, McManus has yet to sign his offer and will likely not do so until the June 15 deadline in hopes something long-term works out. The 26-year-old (in July) made 85.3 percent of his field goals last season and is one of the better kickoff men in the league. 47 minutes ago
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  • Seahawks not expected to immediately sign QB
    The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports the Seahawks aren't expected to immediately sign free agent Colin Kaepernick or any other quarterback.

    Advice: Kaepernick and Austin Davis are the two known passers visiting the team on Wednesday. It sounds like a mere look-see on the Seahawks' end for the time being, but it's a step in the right direction for Kaepernick. The Seahawks would probably like to have a backup QB in place in time for June minicamp. Today, 11:43 am
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  • Jaron Brown (knee) doing individual drills
    Cardinals WR Jaron Brown (knee) is participating in individual drills at OTAs.

    Advice: Brown tore his ACL in October and remains on track in his recovery. He should be ready to roll for the most part once training camp opens. A favorite of the coaching staff, Brown will have a chance to win the No. 3 receiver job. Today, 11:23 am
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  • Bills sign fifth-round QB Nathan Peterman
    Bills signed fifth-round QB Nathan Peterman to a four-year contract.

    Advice: Peterman is considered more pro-ready than a typical fifth-round QB, and is battling with veteran T.J. Yates and Cardale Jones for the backup job behind Tyrod Taylor. Peterman should win a spot on the 53-man roster, and could be an option if the Bills move on from Taylor in the future. Today, 10:52 am
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  • Patriots sign WR Hawkins to a one-year pact
    Patriots signed WR Andrew Hawkins to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Hawkins says he left money on the table in order to win a championship with the Patriots. Hawkins played a minor role with Cleveland over the last three years, and only finished with 33 catches in 2016. A slot man-only, the 31-year-old has his work cut out to make the Patriots' 53-man roster. Today, 10:13 am
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  • Zeke Elliott suffers head injury in car crash
    The Cowboys are holding Ezekiel Elliott out of OTAs after he suffered a head injury in a car accident.

    Advice: It sounds like Zeke may have been concussed, but that isn't confirmed. Per Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' website, Elliott was the passenger in a "minor" accident on Sunday night. A report from Adam Schefter indicated Elliott's injury is not "significant," but it is significant enough that the Cowboys are holding him out of practice. Hopefully there will be more info soon. Today, 9:33 am
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  • Goff and Woods getting 'timing down early'
    ESPN Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez believes WR Robert Woods is "perhaps the best bet to lead the 2017 Rams in catches".

    Advice: The Rams signed Woods to be Jared Goff's primary target after letting Kenny Britt walk. Woods is spending extra time with Goff before OTAs, working on routes and timing and studying fil. The WR64 in MFL ADP, Woods is a solid flier at the back end of drafts. He should see 100-plus targets as the Rams' default WR1. Today, 8:58 am
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  • Bills sign WR Rod Streater
    Bills signed WR Rod Streater.

    Advice: Streater has been close to a non-factor since his 60-catch 2013 season with the Raiders, bouncing between the Chiefs and 49ers last year. The Bills desperately need depth at receiver with both Sammy Watkins (foot) and Zay Jones (knee) injured. Streater will compete for a spot at the bottom of the roster. Today, 7:22 am
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  • Forte hopes OC uses more favorable rotation
    Matt Forte said he hopes new Jets OC John Morton uses a more favorable rotation in the backfield this season.

    Advice: Forte called out ex-OC Chan Gailey's "odd" rotation last season, saying he wasn't sure why Gailey pulled him off the field on third downs. Forte has long been one of the better pass catchers out of the backfield and wants Morton to give him that opportunity. At 31, Forte knows he's on his last legs and realizes Bilal Powell is going to have a role, but he hopes they'll rotate series, not downs. Today, 6:32 am
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  • Rookie Mike Williams (back) in doubt for OTAs
    Chargers first-round WR Mike Williams is not participating in OTAs after injuring his back in the first practice of rookie minicamp.

    Advice: Coach Anthony Lynn is "hopeful" Williams will return next week, but it's not a given he'll be ready before June minicamp. Williams has been sidelined for a couple weeks now due to what the team is calling "tightness" in his back. In a deep receiver depth chart, Williams is missing crucial developmental time. He's no lock to open the year as a starter. Today, 6:22 am
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  • RB Matt Jones not reporting to Redskins OTAs
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports RB Matt Jones will not report for Redskins OTAs.

    Advice: Jones has nothing to gain by reporting for the voluntary workouts. He already knows he's out of the team's plans after being a healthy scratch much of last year and then seeing the team draft Samaje Perine to go with Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown. Jones likely hopes to get released or traded soon and will sit out the OTA sessions to prevent himself from some sort of injury. Today, 6:16 am
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  • Eagles coaches mad Wentz worked with QB gurus
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Marcus Hayes reports Eagles coaches were "not thrilled" Carson Wentz sought outside help with his mechanics over the winter.

    Advice: Only NFL coaches would be mad about a player trying to better himself. Coaches aren't allowed offseason contact with players, so Wentz hired 3DQB gurus Adam Dedeaux and Tom House. Coach Doug Pederson "sneered" when asked about it at the Eagles' first OTA. Wentz is now hesitant to return to 3DQB this summer. Today, 5:55 am
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  • Green-Beckham with 'bad start' to OTAs
    According to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, Dorial Green-Beckham has gotten off to a "bad start" at OTAs.

    Advice: We're just now getting into practices, so it's still very early, but DGB needs to be putting his best foot forward at all times. All the other receivers were showing well, except Green-Beckham, who had a drop, badly mistimed a 50-50 jump ball, and was screamed at by WRs coach Mike Groh for running routes with his head down. DGB ran with the second-team offense and is fighting for a spot. Today, 5:45 am
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  • Kevin White's (leg) progress a 'mystery'
    The Chicago Tribune considers Kevin White's (leg) progress a "mystery."

    Advice: Mike Glennon and coach John Fox both had positive things to say about White on Tuesday, but offered nothing in the way of specifics. Fox said earlier this month that White "looks very healthy." The oft-injured wideout is getting in at least some degree of participation in OTAs. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2015 draft, White has missed 28-of-32 games. Yesterday, 2:57 pm
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  • Rob Gronkowski agrees to restructured deal
    Rob Gronkowski has agreed to a restructured contract.

    Advice: Underpaid at $5.25 million, Gronk has cut a deal full of incentive-laden raises. At the highest level, Gronk's salary will more than double to $10.75 million if he plays 90 percent of the Patriots' snaps, catches 80 passes, goes for 1,200 yards or makes the All-Pro team. It's a compromise that gives Gronk a shot at a much-larger payday, but only if he's able to stay on the field and produce. It's unique for Gronk because he does not have to give anything up in exchange for the incentives. It does not appear to alter the final two years of Gronk's contract, which are currently set to pay him $8 million and $9 million, respectively. Yesterday, 2:47 pm
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  • Charles aiming to return during training camp
    The Broncos are targeting training camp for Jamaal Charles’ (knee) return.

    Advice: Speaking Tuesday, Vance Joseph said that Charles will solely rehab and get healthy during OTAs. He'll have to prove his health and explosion in camp to guarantee his spot on the 53-man roster. With zero guaranteed money on his one-year contract, the Broncos can walk away if Charles doesn't show enough. Yesterday, 11:42 am
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  • Jets OC: Quarterbacks will get equal reps
    Jets OC John Morton said each quarterback will get equal reps with the first-team offense during OTAs.

    Advice: That was not the case on the first day of OTAs when Christian Hackenberg worked exclusively on the second field with Josh McCown running the ones and Bryce Petty switching between the two. Hackenberg will get his chance at some point, however, and Morton said all three have a "great opportunity." Yesterday, 10:04 am
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  • Martavis says he added 10 pounds of muscle
    Martavis Bryant says he added 10 pounds of muscle during his suspension.

    Advice: Bryant said he last played at 215 pounds, but he is up to 225. May is the time of year for weight updates, but this one carries more ... weight ... because it shows Bryant worked diligently while away from the team. As well as the added mass, Bryant said the suspension and birth of his son have helped make him a different person, and he has "put the right people" around himself to succeed. Yesterday, 9:31 am
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  • C.J. Prosise will have 'big role' if healthy?
    ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes sophomore C.J. Prosise will "have a big role" if he can stay healthy.

    Advice: Kapadia wrote Prosise "will be featured in the passing game" and used "as a change-up" for Eddie Lacy, but it all depends on him staying on the field. Limited by injuries all offseason and knocked out by a shoulder injury late in the year, Prosise was only able to play in six games as a rookie. Of course, he was dynamic when on the field, averaging over eight yards per touch, and that type of playmaking ability will keep him on the fantasy radar in PPR formats even with Lacy operating as the lead back. Yesterday, 8:50 am
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  • Redskins could tag Kirk Cousins a third time?
    Team president Bruce Allen said the Redskins would be willing to place the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins next offseason.

    Advice: "Yes," Allen said when asked directly about tagging Cousins for the third year in a row. "We really have one year and an option that we can do at the end of next season if we don’t get a contract." Tagging a player three years in a row is intentionally cost prohibitive, and Cousins would be due $34 million if Washington tags him again next spring. The Redskins do have other options, including the transition tag ($28 million) and non-exclusive franchise tag which would both offer the right of first refusal if Cousins signs an offer sheet somewhere else. Of course, all of this madness could be avoided if Washington matches Cousins' contract demands by the July 15 deadline, but that is unlikely at this point. Yesterday, 7:03 am
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