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1.Zack Moss injures hamstring, runs slow f... (Rotoworld) Utah RB Zack Moss had a 40-yard dash time of 4.72 at the Combine. Analysis: Only Charlotte's Benny LeMay's had a slower forty. A tweaked hamstring in the vertical jump may have led to Moss's slow time. Moss was never expected to run fast, but his pre-draft measurables — he also tied for second worst with 19 bench-press reps — are hard to overlook. Moss was a workhorse and three-plus year starter at Utah, but he's trending towards a Day 3 pick.4 hours
2.D'Andre Swift posts sixth-best 40-time (Rotoworld) Georgia RB D'Andre Swift had a 40-yard dash time of 4.49 at the Combine. Analysis: This is a bit of a letdown for Swift, who tied for sixth-best among backs. Still, this isn't going to change much with Swift's pre-draft stock. Swift (5'8/212) is undersized and was only a two-year starter, but he's a consensus top-three back.5 hours
3.Jonathan Taylor leads all RBs with 4.39 ... (Rotoworld) Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor posted an official 40-yard dash time of 4.39 at the Combine. Analysis: It's the fastest time among running backs. This was fully expected for Taylor — a SPARQ freak that rushed for at least 1,900 yards all three years at Wisconsin. Taylor has a chance to be the first running back drafted in April.5 hours
4.Byron Jones expected to hit free agency (Rotoworld) The Dallas Morning News reports Byron Jones is expected to hit free agency. Analysis: The Cowboys met with Jones's agent at the Combine, but there seems to be a " shared understanding" that he'll test the market. This doesn't come as a surprise with Dallas prioritizing extensions for Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott. 27-year-old Jones should reset the cornerback market.5 hours
5.Cushenberry injures hamstring at Combine (Rotoworld) LSU OL Lloyd Cushenberry suffered a hamstring injury at the Combine. Analysis: Cushenberry was injured on his second 40-yard dash attempt. He also had 25 bench-press reps before sitting out the rest of the drills. This shouldn't impact Cushenberry's draft stock as a potential late first-round pick.6 hours
6.Randy Gregory files for reinstatement (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jean-Jacques Taylor reports suspended DE Randy Gregory has filed for reinstatement. Analysis: It's the first update on Gregory since last August. Gregory is serving an indefinite ban for his fourth violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The new CBA — which scales back player discipline — could help Gregory's chances of getting reinstated.6 hours
7.Report: Kenyan Drake asking for $10M AAV (Rotoworld) CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports free agent Kenyan Drake is seeking $8-$10 million annually. Analysis: That would be top-five money. Drake has never shown more than flashes outside of an eight-game stretch with the Cardinals, but teams may be willing to overpay for a 26-year-old coming off career highs. The Cardinals can franchise Drake, but his long-term demands may price him out of Arizona.7 hours
8.Eagles | Philly eyeing Byron Jones? (thehuddle) The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to go 'hard after a top-end cornerback' during free agency, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.com, and McManus believes Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Byron Jones will likely be their top target. 7 hours
9.Bucs leaning toward tagging LB Shaq Barr... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bucs are strongly considering using the franchsie tag on free agent OLB Shaq Barrett. Analysis: Tagging Barrett wouldn't come as a surprise, but this would force the Bucs to extend or move on from Jameis Winston. Despite leading the league in sacks last year, there's concern Barrett may not be more than a one-year wonder. The Bucs can manage some risk by making Barrett repeat his 2019 success. Barrett would cost $16 million if he's franchised.7 hours
10.Jerry Jones hopes to re-sign Jason Witte... (Rotoworld) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he hopes to re-sign free agent Jason Witten. Analysis: "I feel strongly he wants to play, and I think he can," Jones said. "I would hope that he would not ever be anything but a Cowboy. As I sit here right now I think he can make a real contribution." This conflicts with reports the Cowboys aren't expected to re-sign Witten. Dallas should ultimately make Witten an offer, but after playing 75 percent of snaps last year, Witten will need to accept a lesser role to return.8 hours
11.Cowboys | Byron Jones expected to hit market (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Byron Jones is expected to hit the free-agent market after the two sides had a meeting Friday, Feb. 28, according to a source. 8 hours
12.Bulaga 'hasn't been in talks' with Packe... (Rotoworld) Free agent RT Bryan Bulaga "hasn't had any contract talks" with the Packers since the end of the season. Analysis: It suggests the Packers plan to let Bulaga hit the open market. Bulaga stayed healthy for all 16 games in a rebound 2019 but there doesn't look to be much interest in another long-term deal. 30-year-old Bulaga won't struggle for suitors if he walks.8 hours
13.Cowboys | Exclusive tag likely for Dak Prescott (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent QB Dak Prescott likely will receive the exclusive franchise tag this offseason if the two sides are not able to agree to a long-term contract, according to sources. Analysis: Prescott would not be able to talk to other teams if he receives the exclusive tag and would remain with the Cowboys for at least one more season. He can be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2020.9 hours
14.Philip Rivers: Colts are 'vetting' former Chargers QB (FantasyPros) Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports the Colts are "vetting" Philip Rivers. Analysis: This confirms a report from Pro Football Network that Rivers to the Colts "will happen". While it's still not official, it is beginning to seem increasingly likely that Indy will land the 38-year-old quarterback.9 hours
15.Austin Hooper an off-season target for Green Bay (FantasyPros) Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports the Packers are preparing to "make a run" at free agent tight end Austin Hooper. Analysis: Hooper broke out in 2019, catching 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns in 13 games. The 25-year-old would certainly be an upgrade over the corpse of Jimmy Graham next year. Hooper is reportedly also being pursued by the Bears.10 hours
16.Mohamed Sanu to undergo ankle surgery this off-season (FantasyPros) Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Mohamed Sanu requires off-season ankle surgery. Analysis: Sanu suffered a high-ankle sprain shortly after landing with the Patriots mid-season and it likely had a big effect on his box score results. Sanu caught just 12 passes for 99 scoreless yards over his final five regular season games in New England. 2020 will be Sanu's age-31 season.10 hours
17.Aaron Jones, Packers discussing new contract (FantasyPros) Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports the Packers are scheduled to meet with Aaron Jones to discuss a contract extension. Analysis: Jones will make a little over $2 million in the final year of his rookie contract this season. It'll be an interesting negotiation to follow after the 25-year-old totaled a whopping 19 touchdowns in 2019. Expect Jones to be a no-brainer, first-round fantasy pick this summer.10 hours
18.Texans | Carlos Hyde's agent meets with HOU (thehuddle) Houston Texans impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde's agent met with the Texans at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources. Analysis: Hyde is coming off a solid 2019 season and could return as the Texans running back next season. He can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in fantasy leagues if he remains a starter. 10 hours
19.Texans | Houston talks with D.J. Reader's agent (thehuddle) Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader's agent met with the Texans at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources. Reader is expected to receive interest from several teams if he reaches free agency and could make $11 million to $13 million per season. 10 hours
20.Jameis Winston: Dealt with knee issue last season (RotoWire) Winston reportedly underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus that required trimming, NFL.com reports. Analysis: The report doesn't specify when the procedure occurred, but this nugget only reinforces that the QB -- who was already known to have previously been dealing with a hairline fracture in his throwing thumb -- played through some aches and pains this past season. In the process, the 26-year-old threw for 5,109 yards but logged a shaky 33:30 TD:INT ratio. In any case, as free agency approaches, this nugget adds some context to the mixed results the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft put up in 2019. At this stage, a retu... (More)10 hours
21.Redskins | Austin Hooper a likely target for Redskins (thehuddle) Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper likely will be a target for the Washington Redskins during free agency, according to a source. Analysis: The Redskins have lost Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis this offseason, so they likely will be adding at least one tight end this offseason. Hooper is expected to receive interest from multiple teams and likely will be a No. 1 fantasy tight end no matter where he lands.10 hours
22.Mason Rudolph: Resumes throwing (RotoWire) Rudolph (shoulder) has resumed throwing footballs, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The report adds that the 2018 third-rounder, who is bouncing back from offseason surgery to address a fractured AC joint, is expected to be full go for offseason work. In that context, Rudolph could be in line to significant QB reps out of the gate, with veteran starter Ben Roethlisberger on the mend from elbow surgery.11 hours
23.Jameis played through a torn meniscus in... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jameis Winston had offseason surgery for a torn meniscus. Analysis: With Winston looking for a long-term deal, his camp is making sure to expose every ailment he played through in 2019 to show his toughness. Winston apparently couldn't see (eye surgery), couldn't move (meniscus surgery), and couldn't grip a football (broken thumb) as well as he should have last season. It makes his evaluation complicated because he was still productive, but the Bucs are on the fence with him as their 2020 starting quarterback given all of his turnovers. Expect the Bucs... (More)11 hours
24.Colts are reportedly in play for Eric Be... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Jim Trotter reports the Colts are the most likely landing spot for free agent S Eric Berry. Analysis: The veteran safety is expected to return in 2020 after sitting out all of last season with injuries. Berry said he received offers in 2019 but wanted to make sure he was healthy enough to play before rushing back. Now comfortable with his playing level, Berry is looking to make comeback and the Colts are the early favorite. Berry is close friends with Colts edge rusher Justin Houston, and he probably wants to play for a playoff-contending team at this stage of his career. W... (More)11 hours
25.NFL league year should still start on ti... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said it "sounds like" the 2020 NFL league year will start on time. Analysis: All of the CBA discussions could be coming to an end very soon because the players are expected to receive the draft of the current proposal on Monday. It's unclear if the players will take weeks to ultimately get their votes in or if the process will be quick. If they do get a simple majority vote, the CBA will be ratified and there will be less chaos going into free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.12 hours
26.Cardinals | Kenyan Drake looking for lucrative deal (thehuddle) Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is believed to be looking for $8 million to $10 million per season in his next contract. Analysis: Drake was a big factor on offense once he joined the Cardinals with 643 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in eight games. He likely will be a starter no matter where he plays in 2020 and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues. 12 hours
27.Falcons will let DB Ishmael hit open mar... (Rotoworld) The Falcons informed LB/S Kemal Ishmael that he won't be re-signed this offseason. Analysis: Atlanta continues their "you won't be back with us" tour, and Ishmael is the latest victim. He'll test his market in free agency as a depth option and special teamer. He had 44 combined tackles in 2019.12 hours
28.Austin Hooper to be targeted by Bears (FantasyPros) The Bears are preparing to pursue free-agent tight end Austin Hooper, but it's unclear if the team can afford him. Analysis: Hooper figures to be one of the most popular free agent targets given his success in 2019. The Bears have struggled to field a consistent tight end with the failed Trey Burton signing and Adam Shaheen's injuries. While he would be a good fit for Chicago, it's not clear they will be able to land him given his expected value. Hooper will be a TE1 in 2020. His landing spot will help determine just how high he will go.13 hours
29.Packers set to meet with Aaron Jones' ag... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports the Packers are scheduled to meet with Aaron Jones' agent to begin discussions on a new deal. Analysis: Currently set to make $2.19 million on the final year of his contract, Jones and the Packers are clearly getting ahead of what could be an intriguing situation to monitor this summer. Entering merely his age-26 season, Jones' 19 regular season touchdowns were tied for the second-most in Green Bay's historic franchise history last year, which not so coincidently occurred on a career-high 285 touches. Barring blatant signs of an impending holdout, Jones will ... (More)13 hours
30.Packers | Kyler Fackrell not expected back (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers impending free-agent LB Kyler Fackrell is not expected to re-sign with the Packers since he is looking for more playing time. Fackrell likely will look for a one-year deal this offseason so he can show what he can do with more playing time, according to a source. 13 hours
31.Mohamed Sanu: Ankle procedure on tap (RotoWire) Sanu is in line to undergo surgery to address issues related to a high ankle sprain that bothered him throughout the 2019 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Sanu's ankle woes no doubt contributed to his relatively modest production over 15 regular-season games (seven with the Falcons and eight with the Patriots) last year, with the veteran wideout finishing up with 59 catches on 89 targets for 520 yards and two TDs overall. A timetable for his return to full health hasn't been established, but given the timing of his anticipated procedure, he'll presumably be 100 percent well before the start of the 2020 campaign. Assum... (More)13 hours
32.Buccaneers | Knee surgery for Jameis Winston (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (knee) underwent surgery on a torn meniscus after the 2019 season. Analysis: Winston could be limited during offseason workouts since he is recovering from multiple injuries but will be fine for the 2020 season. It is not known if he will return to the Bucs or will be playing with a new team. He is a risky option because of his turnovers, but he can be considered at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues. 13 hours
33.Sanu to undergo surgery on high-ankle sp... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) requires offseason ankle surgery. Analysis: Sanu's injury initially occurred in only his third game with the Patriots following a punt return against the Eagles. He exploded for 10/81/1 on 14 targets the week prior but totaled just 12/99 receiving over New England's final five games (perhaps because of said injury). 31 in August, Sanu reportedly tried to let his high-ankle sprain heal naturally but will have to go under the knife ahead of the new league year. His status for the team's offseason workouts remains up in the air.13 hours
34.2020 cap projected at $200 million per c... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the NFL and NFLPA are projecting a salary cap of "roughly" $200 million per club for 2020. Analysis: That projected mark is roughly $12 million more than last year's salary cap ($188.2 million), and only stands to increase in 2021 and beyond. Pelissero adds that the new league year remains on track to begin as scheduled on March 18 since the players are expected to vote for ratification sometime next week. The fact that the NFLPA's board of player representatives voted to send the final product to their entire membership means it's only a matter of time before it inevitably passes.14 hours
35.Colts | Indy prime landing spot for Eric Berry (thehuddle) Free-agent S Eric Berry (Chiefs) is poised to return after sitting out the 2019 season, and the most likely landing spot is the Indianapolis Colts, according to NFL Network reporter Jim Trotter. 'I've been told that there have at least been discussions,' Trotter said. 'One of Eric Berry's best friends is Justin Houston, his former teammate in Kansas City, who is now with the Colts.'14 hours
36.Cardinals will host home game in Mexico ... (Rotoworld) Cardinals will be the home team for a game at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City in 2020. Analysis: Their opponent and date have yet to be determined, but the list of candidates scheduled to play the Cardinals in Glendale this year include the Seahawks, 49ers, Rams, Lions, Bills, Dolphins, Redskins, and Eagles. The Cardinals previously hosted the first regular-season NFL game played outside the United States in 2005, and more recently squared off against the Rams inside Wembley Stadium in 2017. The full NFL schedule will officially be announced sometime in mid-April.14 hours
37.Packers | Aaron Jones, team to talk deal (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones' agent is scheduled to meet with the team and begin discussions on a new contract for Jones, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Analysis: Jones, rightfully, is looking to cash in after totaling 1,558 yards and scoring a league-high 19 touchdowns while finishing 2019 as fantasy's No. 3 back. He's a no-doubt RB1 now entering his prime in Year 4.14 hours
38.Evan Engram: Still using walking boot (RotoWire) Engram (foot) remains in a walking boot and isn't expected to practice until training camp, Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post reports. Analysis: Engram had surgery Dec. 20 to address a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, and while he said the ligament wasn't completely torn, he nonetheless faces a lengthy rehab process. The 23rd overall pick from the 2017 draft has averaged 4.5 catches for 51.9 yards and 0.35 touchdowns per game through three seasons, playing in 34 of a possible 48 contests. The Giants have a couple months before they need to decide on a fifth-year option, but it should be an easy enough decision to do so at the expected pr... (More)14 hours
39.Packers plan to 'make a run' at Austin H... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports the Packers plan to "make a run" at impending free agent Austin Hooper. Analysis: The Packers are the second franchise linked to Hooper in the last 24 hours, joining the Bears among interested suitors. More franchises are expected to join in on the frenzy for the 25-year-old's services in the coming days, too. Green Bay is reportedly "intent" on adding another pass-catcher via the open market and the draft, and moving on from 33-year-old Jimmy Graham (who clearly lost a step last year) would not only clear $8 million in cap space, but give... (More)14 hours
40.Packers | Austin Hooper in Pack's sights (thehuddle) Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper is expected to be an offseason target of the Green Bay Packers. Analysis: Despite missing three games, Hooper finished seventh among fantasy tight ends with a career season (75 receptions-787 yards-six TDs) and is hitting the market at just the right time. Green Bay would be a prime landing spot with the Packers' tight end production lacking in recent seasons.14 hours
41.Rhett Ellison: May retire this offseason (RotoWire) Ellison (concussion) is considering retirement, Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post reports. Analysis: Ellison missed the final six games of 2019 after suffering a concussion in November. He's now entering the final season of a four-year, $18 million contract, with the Giants able to clear out $5 million in cap space if they release the 31-year-old tight end this offseason, per overthecap.com. Reading between the lines, Ellison would need to accept a pay cut to stay with the Giants, and that's assuming he even wants to play football for another season. His combination of strong blocking and competent short-pass catching could make Ellison a... (More)14 hours
42.Patriots | Mohamed Sanu to have surgery (thehuddle) New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) will need offseason surgery on his high-ankle sprain that he incurred in the 2019 season, per a source Friday, Feb. 28. Analysis: Sanu caught 10-of-14 targets for 81 yards and a TD in his second game (Week 9) with the Patriots but only had 14 receptions for 103 yards and no scores over his final six games, and it's looking as if the injury was hampering Sanu more than most knew down the stretch.15 hours
43.Cowboys | Jason Witten has owner's backing (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, an impending free agent, would be welcomed back to the team by owner Jerry Jones. 'I feel strongly he wants to play, and I think he can play,' Jones said. 'I would hope that he would not ever be anything but a Cowboy. It's meaningful. He's in the tops right there. I do think he can play. As I sit here right now I think he can make a real contribution to the Cowboys.' Analysis: Even at 37, some may not realize Witten finished as a back-end TE1 last season (11th in PPR, 12th in standard total fantasy points), catching 63 of 87 targets for 560 yards. But whether he re-signs in Big D or moves on, the saf... (More)16 hours
44.Tom Brady: Chargers, Raiders to make run at QB (FantasyPros) Michael Silver notes that the Raiders and Chargers are gearing up to make a run at free-agent Tom Brady. Analysis: This is not new news, as the Raiders and Chargers are among the teams that have been tied to Brady. Another notable team has been the Titans. The Raiders have praised incumbent Derek Carr but have left the door open for a change, while the Chargers clearly have a void following the departure of Philip Rivers and are a team that should be ready to rebound and contend following a disappointing 2019 season.17 hours
45.Evan Engram remains in walking boot (FantasyPros) Evan Engram is still in a walking boot following surgery on his foot. Analysis: Engram's 2019 season was ended early due to the foot injury that required surgery. While he will miss time this offseason, he should be ready to go for training camp and full-go for the 2020 season. He'll continue to be one of the top fantasy tight ends in the league once fully healthy. He's currently the TE7 in our early expert consensus rankings.17 hours
46.Dez Bryant: Cowboys have considered signing WR (FantasyPros) Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters that he's not dismissing the possibility of re-signing free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant, adding "I've thought a lot about it in the shower." Analysis: This could just be a glib comment from Jones, but the Cowboys do have two pending free agent wide receivers that contributed a lot to their 2019 team in Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. Of course, it's to be determined what ability Bryant still has, but he's only 31 years old.17 hours
47.Jordan Love is a 'first-round quarterback all day long' (FantasyPros) NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes former Utah State QB Jordan Love is a "first-round quarterback all day long." Analysis: It appears Love could be a climber given his impressive NFL Combine showing. There are many concerns surrounding Love, including his turnover issues in college and the fact that he didn't play for a Power 5 Conference team. However, we've seen players make runs up the draft board by wowing in workouts, so it wouldn't be surprising to see another riser in this case. Love will likely not hold relevance outside of dynasty formats in 2020, and likely only those who start multiple quarterbacks.17 hours
48.Jordan Reed has spoken with Rams (FantasyPros) The Rams have reportedly spoken with free-agent tight end Jordan Reed. Analysis: This is the first team that has been tied to Reed, who was recently released by Washington. Reed continues to show a high ceiling, but his consistency has been non-existent, largely due to injuries. Given the nature of his head injuries, it's hard to count on Reed for much when it comes to fantasy football, but he could also certainly still deliver, at least while healthy, in the right scenario.17 hours
49.Tom Brady, Colts have yet to talk (FantasyPros) The Athletic reports that the Colts have not yet held discussions with Tom Brady. Analysis: It's expected that the Colts sign a different veteran quarterback this offseason, Philip Rivers, and the fact that they've yet to talk to Brady's camp would seem to further reinforce this. It was reported recently that some don't expect Brady to return to New England, though that has been the favored scenario since the offseason began. Regardless, Brady will not likely enter the new season on the QB1 radar, as he's currently outside the top-20 quarterbacks in our early expert ... (More)17 hours
50.Bears to pursue TE Austin Hooper (FFToday) Despite very limited salary-cap space and a highly paid tight end already on their roster, a source said they are planning to pursue Falcons two-time Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper when free agency opens next month. With $26 million in space and few major holes to address, the Bears could make that happen, but they’re a long shot. Hooper is in such high demand - he’s 25 and was top five at his position last season - that bidding could reach $12 million per year. “This offense, a lot of it goes through the tight end,” coach Matt Nagy said. “We’re exploring every avenue.” Analysis: It's clear the Bear... (More)20 hours
51.Report: Colts haven't talked with TB12's... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Stephen Holder reports the Colts have yet to talk with impending free agent Tom Brady's camp. Analysis: Brady has been loosely connected to the Colts in recent days, but this isn't the first refutation of the rumor. Holder adds the Colts could still express interest in the future. Whereas cold water has been thrown on the Brady/Colts rumors, the opposite is true when it comes to the Chargers and Raiders.1 day
52.Report: Colts are 'vetting' Philip River... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Stephen Holder reports the Colts are "vetting" free agent Philip Rivers. Analysis: It confirms reporting first passed along from Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline. The Rivers-to-Indy smoke has been billowing for some time. The fire might break out in the opening hours of the "legal tampering" period. Rivers has also been connected to the Bucs, but the Colts are looking like the most likely fit at the moment.1 day
53.Report: Rams have 'spoken to' Jordan Ree... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Rams have "spoken to" free agent TE Jordan Reed. Analysis: It's the first team Reed has been linked to since his release from the Redskins. Reed, of course, is well familiar with Sean McVay from his Redskins days. With Tyler Higbee coming off a breakout season and Gerald Everett under contract for 2020, it would be an odd fit from a targets standpoint, especially since the Rams are amongst the deepest teams in the league at wide receiver. Perhaps McVay is simply trying to do Reed a favor and kick start his market.1 day
54.First-round buzz building for Jordan Lov... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes Utah State QB Jordan Love is a "first-round quarterback all day long." Analysis: Jeremiah's colleague Ian Rapoport passes along that Love has been "buzzing the hallways and late-night bars and restaurants." Rapsheet believes Love could climb into the top 10. Loved clocked a 4.74 40-yard dash and 35.5-inch vertical jump before making some "wow" throws in the passing drills at the Combine. Love's college bugaboo was turnovers, which is especially concerning since he did not play in a Power 5 conference.1 day
55.Denzel Mims clocks 4.38 40-yard dash in ... (Rotoworld) Baylor WR Denzel Mims clocked a 4.38 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Analysis: The 6-foot-3, 207-pound wideout is having an excellent week in Indy, turning in a 38.5-inch vertical and 131-inch broad jump to go along with 16 reps on the bench. A motivated blocker who makes hay in contested catch situations, Mims is solidifying himself as a Day 2 pick.1 day
56.CeeDee Lamb posts 4.5 40 at the Combine (Rotoworld) Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb posted an official 40-yard dash time of 4.50 at the Combine. Analysis: It's not an elite number, but it's well within what was expected of the 6-foot-2, 198-pound Oklahoma product. Coming off a dazzling 62/1,327/14/21.4 campaign in the Big 12, 21-year-old (in April) Lamb has an outside shot at coming off the board in the first 10 picks.1 day
57.Bama's Jerry Jeudy turns in 4.45 40-yard... (Rotoworld) Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy posted an official 40-yard dash time of 4.45 at the Combine. Analysis: Jeudy had been predicting a much faster time, but it's still a solid number for the 6-foot-1, 199-pound wideout. The complete package as a receiver, 21-year-old (in April) Jeudy has a real chance to be the first wideout off the board in Vegas.1 day
58.Bama's Henry Ruggs blazes 4.27 40 at Com... (Rotoworld) Alabama WR Henry Ruggs posted an official 40-yard dash time of 4.27 at the Combine. Analysis: It's one of the fastest 40 times in Combine history, clocking in just .05 behind John Ross' record. The 5-foot-11 Ruggs also turned in a towering 42-inch vertical jump. The 21-year-old averaged 17.5 yards per catch in the SEC, scoring 24 receiving touchdowns in 40 games. Ruggs is squarely in the first round mix.1 day
59.Cowboys meet with Cooper's rep Thursday (Rotoworld) The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys met with impending free agent Amari Cooper's player rep on Thursday. Analysis: With the new CBA apparently eliminating the use of the franchise and transition tags in the same year — a change that would take effect immediately — the Cowboys must focus on a long-term deal with Cooper, as Dak Prescott will be franchised. The 'Boys will undoubtedly make an aggressive offer, but there is little reason for Cooper not to see what's out there on the open market.1 day
60.Rams | LA Rams talk with Jordan Reed (thehuddle) Free-agent TE Jordan Reed (Redskins) recently spoke with the Los Angeles Rams about signing with the team, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Reed is currently training in Miami and still wants to play after his release from the Washington Redskins earlier in the month.1 day
61.Patriots | New England could target Marcus Mariota (thehuddle) Impending free-agent Marcus Mariota (Titans) is reportedly of interest to the New England Patriots with the uncertainty surrounding Tom Brady's return to the team, according to Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.1 day
62.Chargers | LA Chargers want to lock up Hunter Henry (thehuddle) Impending free-agent TE Hunter Henry (Chargers) is becoming a more likely candidate to receive a long-term contract offer from the Los Angeles Chargers than a transition tag, according to sources via the Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline.1 day
63.Pats 'in communication' with Devin McCou... (Rotoworld) The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian reports the Patriots have "been in communication" with impending free agent Devin McCourty. Analysis: The sides apparently haven't "met formally," but the Pats have seemingly made their intentions clear. The Herald previously reported McCourty could be franchise tagged. That would cost approximately $11.5 million. The window is now open.1 day
64.Jalen Hurts fastest quarterback at Combi... (Rotoworld) Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts posted the fastest 40-yard dash time amongst quarterbacks at the Combine, clocking 4.54. Analysis: Missouri's Kelly Bryant was a distant second at 4.62. Amongst first-round prospects, Oregon's Justin Herbert was the fastest at 4.69. 6-foot-1, 222 pounds, Hurts is an exceptional athlete for the quarterback position, but his passing consistency is a major question mark. He's better outside the pocket. Hurts would do well to come off the board on Day 2.1 day
65.Herbert clocks official 4.69 40-yard das... (Rotoworld) Oregon QB Justin Herbert posted a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine. Analysis: It was the third fastest time amongst quarterbacks, trailing only Jalen Hurts and Kelly Bryant. Herbert also posted the second highest QB vertical jump at 35.5 inches. He put on a show in throwing drills, clocking 60 miles per hour on his throws. Neither Herbert's arm talent nor athleticism have ever been a question. His accuracy remains the sticking point.1 day
66.Broncos | Drew Lock has talk with Peyton Manning (thehuddle) Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock recently talked with former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning on the phone for about 90 minutes in an effort to pick his brain about such things as what film Lock should watch in the offseason and when to start throwing, according to 104.3 The Fan's Brandon Stokley1 day
67.Broncos | Corey Nelson unlikely to return (thehuddle) Impending free-agent LB Corey Nelson (Broncos) is not expected to be brought back by the Denver Broncos, according to a source via The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala.1 day
68.Patriots | Tom Brady still in New England's plans (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is 'in fact in the Patriots' plans (for 2020),' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Analysis: Rapoport seemed to suggest the Patriots are waiting for some things to fall into place - such as what the new salary cap will be and what impact the new Collective Bargaining Agreement will have on the team if/when it is approved. With that said, while Brady re-signing with the only team he's known is still the most likely outcome, it no longer feels as though Brady is a lock to return to New England.1 day
69.LSU WR Jefferson clocks 4.44 40-yard das... (Rotoworld) LSU WR Justin Jefferson was unofficially timed at 4.44 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine on Thursday. Analysis: The official time could be a bit slower, but it's a great number for the 6-foot-1, 202-pound wideout who went bonkers for 111/1,540/18 with Joe Burrow at the controls last season. Capable of playing both inside and out, Jefferson appears to be a top-64 pick.1 day
70.Cowboys | Byron Jones to meet with Dallas on Friday (thehuddle) Impending free-agent CB Byron Jones (Cowboys) and his representation is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, Feb. 27.1 day
71.Cowboys hope to re-sign Robert Quinn (Rotoworld) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hopes to re-sign impending free agent DE Robert Quinn. Analysis: "He’s the real deal," Jones said. "He really helped us last year. So I’m hopeful that we can do something to keep him." ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer has previously labeled the Cowboys unlikely to re-sign the ex-Dolphin and Ram. Quinn was excellent as a situational pass rusher in 2019, ringing up 11.5 sacks on a modest 647 snaps. He turns 30 in May.1 day
72.Cowboys have considered re-signing Dez B... (Rotoworld) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits he has thought about re-signing free agent Dez Bryant. Analysis: "I’ve thought a lot about it in the shower," was Jones' colorful quote. The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken took it as a serious sentiment, and that the Cowboys have not dismissed the prospect "out of hand." Now 31, Bryant spent 2019 out of the league as he recovered from a torn Achilles' tendon. Perhaps the prospect will become more serious if Amari Cooper gets away in free agency.1 day
73.Notre Dame's Chase Claypool blazes 4.43 ... (Rotoworld) Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool clocked an unofficial time of 4.43 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine on Thursday. Analysis: Considering Claypool checks in at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds, that's eye-opening. Coming off a 66/1,037/13 campaign for the Golden Domers, Claypool profiles as a potential mismatch at multiple spots. There has been speculation he is considering a position switch to tight end, a spot at least one team asked him to work out at in Indy. For now, Claypool is considered a mid-round prospect.1 day
74.Bears | Austin Hooper targeted by Chicago (thehuddle) Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper is a top target of the Chicago Bears in free agency, according to a source Thursday, Feb. 27. Bidding is expected to reach as high as $12 million per year for Hooper's services on the open market. Analysis: Hooper was one of last season's top tight ends amid a breakout year in which he caught 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns. It's unclear whether Hooper would be paired with incumbent Bears TE Trey Burton or if Burton would be moved or released, but Hooper would certainly be in line to be the top option.1 day
75.Cowboys | Dallas meets reps of Amari Cooper (thehuddle) Representatives of Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper met with the team Thursday, Feb. 27, at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to a source. The Cowboys stressed their goal is to reach long-term deals with both Cooper and QB Dak Prescott. The transition tag is likely not an option for Cooper.1 day
76.Jerry Jones labels Vander Esch '100 perc... (Rotoworld) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has declared LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck surgery) "100 percent." Analysis: "He's 100 percent in my eyes — 100 percent," was Jones' exact, confusing comment. Jones did say LVE was expected to be a full participant by training camp, which of course means he won't be full in OTAs. Either way, signs continue to point toward LVE moving past his concerning 2019 injury. 1 day
77.Tyrone Crawford: Candidate for restructure (RotoWire) Crawford (hip) may need to restructure his contract for 2020 in order to remain with the Cowboys, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Owner Jerry Jones said Thursday that he believes Crawford will remain on Dallas' roster for the 2020 season, but given his scheduled $8 million base salary and uneventful 2019 showing, it's likely that the veteran defensive tackle will need to come to terms with the team on a restructured deal. He'll spend the offseason rehabbing a labrum tear, the severity of which limited him to just four contests in 2019.1 day
78.Cole Kmet clocks unofficial 4.70 40-yard... (Rotoworld) Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet clocked an unofficial 4.70 40-yard dash at the Combine on Thursday. Analysis: Generally considered one of the top-two tight ends in the draft, 6-foot-6, 262-pound Kmet is a potential first-rounder. Also a pitcher for the Golden Domers — Kmet spent some time at closer — the seam threat posted a 43/515/6 line last season. The Athletic's Dane Brugler has compared Kmet to Jason Witten coming out of Tennessee.1 day
79.Engram (Lisfranc) remains in walking boo... (Rotoworld) Evan Engram (Lisfranc surgery) remains in a walking boot. Analysis: It has been over two months since Engram went under the knife. He appears poised to miss the entire offseason program. Engram has been one of the best young tight ends in the league when healthy, but he has missed a whopping 13 games over the past two years. The G-Men must soon make a decision on his fifth-year team option, which is guaranteed for injury only. Despite the missed time, we assume the G-Men will pick the option up.1 day
80.Giants TE Ellison considering retirement (Rotoworld) The New York Post reports Giants TE Rhett Ellison is considering retirement after a concussion ended his 2019 season. Analysis: Ellison's 2018 was also cut short by a head injury. Last year, he went down in Week 11 before suffering a setback ahead of Week 16. Scary stuff. If the 31-year-old decides to continue playing, he will either be released or subject to re-negotiation. He is currently set to count an untenable $7.18 million against the cap. The Giants would have $5 million by cutting him loose.1 day
81.Thaddeus Moss dealing with 'Jones Fractu... (Rotoworld) LSU TE Thaddeus Moss was diagnosed with a "Jones Fracture" in his right foot during his Combine medical check. Analysis: He will undergo surgery and be sidelined somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-8 weeks. Moss does have a history of foot issues. More name than game, Moss is not a first-round prospect, but he was not invited to the Combine simply because of who his father is. Although under-sized at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, there is a chance Moss comes off the board on Day 2. He was a valuable chain mover for national champion LSU and scored twice in the title game.1 day
82.Thaddeus Moss (foot) will undergo surgery (FantasyPros) After medical testing at the NFL Combine, Moss was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his foot and will undergo surgery. Analysis: Thaddeus Moss, the son of Randy Moss, wasn't able to participate in any of the drills at The NFL Combine. We now know that this was due to a Jones fracture, which he'll have surgery on here shortly. Moss will drop a bit in rankings because of it, but don't forget about him in this TE class. He could make a big impact for fantasy football when he's back and healthy.1 day
83.Dynasty | Tua Tagovailoa healing well (Dynasty League Football) Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa continues to recover well Analysis: The buzz at the Combine has been Tagovailoa's positive medical reports. He's received overwhelmingly positive reports showing he continues to recover well from his hip dislocation and is showing no adverse conditions including blood loss. All signs point to a complete recovery and the potential that he overtakes LSU's Joe Burrow on dynasty quarterback rankings. He's found as DLF's rookie QB2 and the R18 overall.1 day
84.Rapsheet: Brady remains in Patriots' pla... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Tom Brady "is in fact in the Patriots' plans." Analysis: Rapsheet is building off his own report from earlier Thursday, where he said the Pats have "not really engaged" their franchise icon. The Pats have since leaked the spin that it's because they are waiting on the new collective bargaining agreement, but that does not explain what sounds like an almost total lack of communication. Brady's agent is talking with other teams at the Combine. Rapsheet's colleague Mike Silver believes Brady is bolting New England and reports the Charge... (More)1 day
85.Vikings | Coach wants Dan Bailey, Britton Colquitt back (thehuddle) Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent PK Dan Bailey and P Britton Colquitt hopefully will re-sign with the Vikings this offseason, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 1 day
86.'Strong sense' CHI will add vet to push ... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the "strong sense" at the Combine is that the Bears will add a veteran to "push" Mitchell Trubisky. Analysis: That sentiment has been pervasive all offseason. It won't be difficult to do in one of the deepest quarterback markets of all time. Teddy Bridgewater and Marcus Mariota might be the two most realistic targets, while Andy Dalton is available via trade. Further down the board is Case Keenum. Ryan Tannehill and Jameis Winston are likely to land starting jobs, making them longer shots.1 day
87.Report: Bolts, Raiders 'gearing up' for ... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Chargers and Raiders are "gearing up" for a run at impending free agent Tom Brady. Analysis: They have been Brady's two most obvious suitors all along, so it is hardly surprising. Silver would also "absolutely not rule out" the Titans, while he thinks the Bucs are "very seriously thinking about this." Silver's colleague Ian Rapoport reported earlier Thursday that Brady's agent will talk to the Raiders and Chargers at the Combine, as well as the Colts. The Titans have been mentioned in other quarters. Silver believes TB12... (More)1 day
88.Lions | J.D. McKissic not expected to receive tender (thehuddle) Detroit Lions restricted free-agent RB J.D. McKissic is not expected to receive a tender offer this offseason, but the Lions are interested in signing him to a lower salary. 1 day
89.Dynasty | Robby Anderson in demand (Dynasty League Football) The Jets will attempt to re-sign Robby Anderson Analysis: Many teams are seeking upgrade at the position and the Jets are said to be entering the fray to pay Anderson upwards of $15M year to stay in New York. While it's possible Anderson will take the highest bidder and that could be the Jets, odds remain that he'll sign elsewhere to refresh his career with a team closer to the playoffs. Known as primarily a deep-threat, he's still only 26 and a quarterback upgrade could provide a rankings boost for 2020 and beyond. More)1 day
90.Mizzou's 'Albert O' clocks 4.49 in 40-yd... (Rotoworld) Missouri TE Albert Okwuegbunam clocked an unofficial 4.49 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine on Thursday. Analysis: "Unofficial" is obviously the key word, but it would be tied for the fourth fastest time by a tight end since 2003. It's extremely impressive for a player who measured in at 6-foot-5, 258 pounds. As The Draft Network's Trevor Sikkema put it on Twitter, "Albert O" ran faster than noted athletic freak O.J. Howard while checking in seven pounds heavier. Coming off a disappointing final season in the SEC, soon-to-be 22-year old Okwuegbunam is considered a Day 2 prospect.1 day
91.Dynasty | Philip Rivers may play for Colts (Dynasty League Football) Buzz from the 2020 NFL Combine is that free agent quarterback Philip Rivers will sign with the Colts Analysis: The stars are aligning and the Colts have yet to back Jacoby Brissett as their 2020 starter. Rivers reportedly has a good relationship with head coach Frank Reich and there's a long runway to get a deal done. The Colts and Brissett fielded one of the worst receiving corps. in the league and are certain to address the position during the draft and free agency and Rivers would provide an immediate veteran upgrade. Rivers, now 38,... (More)1 day
92.Cowboys | Hope for Robert Quinn deal (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DE Robert Quinn received high praise from owner/general manager Jerry Jones Thursday, Feb. 27, with Jones saying he's 'hopeful' the Cowboys can figure out a way to keep him.1 day
93.Dynasty | Tom Brady may not return to the Patriots (Dynasty League Football) According to a tweet by Adam Schefter, Jeff Darlington says he'd be "stunned" if Tom Brady returns to play for the Patriots Analysis: That would be stunning as it's hard to imagine owner Robert Kraft allowing Brady to finish his legacy elsewhere, especially given that Brady isn't looking to break the bank by continuing his career. The odds would still seem to favor the GOAT returning to New England but with the Chargers, Raiders and Titans reportedly in the mix, anything is possible. More)1 day
94.Corey Nelson: Will hit free agency (RotoWire) The Broncos do not intend to re-sign Nelson (biceps) for 2020, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Nelson appeared in just seven contests in 2019, notching 10 tackles (four solo), before suffering a season-ending torn bicep. Now set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, he'll focus his attention on making a full recovery before looking to earn a reserve role elsewhere in the league.1 day
95.Jon Gruden praises Derek Carr at Combine (Rotoworld) Speaking Thursday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden praised Derek Carr. Analysis: Although Gruden did not emphatically shoot down rumors that the team might upgrade at quarterback — The Athletic reports the team is "exploring all options" — he did the best he can to talk up his current signal caller. "I really think Derek is a heck of a player and I have a lot of respect for what he has done," Gruden said. "I love what Derek Carr did and what he brings to our team, and I am anxious to continue to build around him." It... (More)1 day
96.Adam Gotsis: Likely to hit free agency (RotoWire) The Broncos are expected to let Gotsis (knee) hit free agency in March, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Analysis: Gotsis was moved to a reserve role even before sustaining an ACL injury Week 4 of the 2019 season, so Denver's decision to part ways with the 27-year-old doesn't come as much of a surprise. Having undergone ACL repair surgery in December, Gotsis' best-case scenario for a return would be as early as August, but he has a real chance of missing up to the first month of the 2020 regular season.1 day
97.Report: LT Williams wants new deal or tr... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Trent Williams has informed the Redskins he either wants a new contract or to be traded. Analysis: Per Garafolo, the Redskins have pushed the situation to the "back-burner." Garafolo now believes a deal is quite possible. It jibes with a recent Washington Post report that the sides were haggling over "financial issues." Williams has at least been willing to speak to the Redskins since ex-GM Bruce Allen and the training staff were fired, but there is still a real chance he is playing elsewhere in 2020. A deal would make all the sense in the world for the rebuilding Redskins.1 day
98.Patriots | NE in contact with Jamie Collins (thehuddle) New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Jamie Collins has been in contact with the Patriots, but talks between the sides are expected to pick up once a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, according to a source. 1 day
99.Patriots | Devin McCourty has talked with Pats (thehuddle) New England Patriots impending free-agent FS Devin McCourty recently has talked with the Patriots about a new contract, according to a source. 1 day
100.Saints | Drew Brees contract expected by new league year (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his representation haven't yet had substantive contract talks with the team, according to general manager Mickey Loomis Thursday, Feb. 27, but a contract is expected to get done before the beginning of the new league year (March 18). 'We definitely have a goal to get it done before the league year begins,' Loomis said. Analysis: All will be status quo for the Saints' top offensive players in 2020 so long as Brees is re-signed. He'll be a top-end QB1, Michael Thomas will be a top wide receiver, Alvin Kamara will be a top running back and Jared Cook will be a mid-tier TE1.1 day

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