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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston could miss an extended period of time with shoulder injury | November 12th, 2017
According to Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston could miss an extended period of time due to his shoulder injury.
Earlier in the week news broke that Winston will be sidelined “a couple of weeks” due to his shoulder injury being re-aggravated against New Orleans back in week 9. Jason Licht would continue to say “there is no timeline on this.” Going forward the Buccaneers will start Ryan Fitzpatrick with Ryan Griffin backing him up. The Buccaneers currently sit at 2-6 on the year, having lost five straight games. (Source: Rick Stroud)
Cleveland Browns: Browns had a deal set up to acquire A.J. McCarron from the Bengals for 2nd and 3rd round picks | October 31st, 2017
Division rivals Browns and Bengals had a deal in place that would have sent Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for 2018 2nd round and 3rd round selections but things fell through.
Reports indicate that the reason that the deal fell through due to personeel and the coaching department of the Cleveland Browns. With the trade deadline gone, the Browns tried to appeal to the league about the miscue but the NFL decided against it.
The real shocking thing here is just how much the Browns were willing to depart to acquire McCarron. The Browns were thought to have struck gold with DeShone Kizer during the preseason but now he has taken steps back in his production. The Browns will have no choice but to work with Kizer, Hogan and Kessler for the remainder of the season. The Browns could take another shot with McCarron but it will have to be at season’s end.
Denver Broncos: Denver Broncos to stick with Trevor Siemian as starting quarterback | October 23rd, 2017
Speaking to the media Monday afternoon, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said that he is “absolutely” sticking with quarterback Trevor Siemian going forward.
The Denver Broncos faced the Los Angeles Chargers yesterday and the team continued its struggling ways, including Siemian. Against Los Angeles, Trevor Siemian completed 25 of 35 passes for 207 yards and 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Now, the stat line does not sound bad but Siemian’s performance was bad as he was sacked five times and could have been picked off 4 times but was able to avoid that.
Vance Joseph said that the problems don’t fall on Trevor Siemian but more on blocking and that they “are not blocking well”. Entering the game against Los Angeles, the Broncos were depleted at the offensive line position as they were not with Donald Stephenson (calf) and recently they lost Menelik Watson also to a calf injury so depth along the Broncos offensive line was scarce. The Broncos will need to get back on track with their offensive line as they will continue their road series as they will play Kansas City next Monday night and the New England the following week. Crucial two weeks ahead for the Broncos.
Seattle Seahawks: Free Agent defensive lineman, Dwight Freeney to workout for the Seahawks this week | October 24th, 2017
After spending the 2016 season with the Atlanta Falcons, Dwight Freeney was not given a lot of looks during free agency and during the preseason. This is the first time this year that Dwight Freeney’s name is brought up in some sort of visit and workout with a team.
The Seattle Seahawks are solid in-depth at defensive line as they carry the likes of Sheldon Richardson, Michael Bennett, and Frank Clark but depth could be polished up a bit. Should the Seahawks be impressed with Dwight Freeney during the workout he will be taking the roster spot of Cliff Avril as he was put on I.R. this past week with a serious neck injury.
Dwight Freeney has 122.5 sacks, 280 total tackles and 47 forced fumbles in his 15-year NFL career.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Martavis Bryant requested trade | October 15th, 2017
The reason being of this trade request is of normal and that is players not feeling happy with their current role with their team. Martavis Bryant has a case, Bryant is playing in his first full season since sitting out last season due to a league drug violation and returns this season to battle with Juju Smith-Schuster for receptions and so far Smith-Schuster is winning. This season, Bryant has 15 receptions for 204 receving yards and 1 touchdown.
With the NFL Trade Deadline coming in Week 8, the Steelers should get some phone calls on Bryant. We would expect teams like the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns to have potential interest in acquiring the 25-year old.
Free Agency: Free Agent linebacker Navorro Bowman to visit the Cowboys after Oakland | October 15th, 2017
Linebacker Navorro Bowman will visit the Dallas Cowboys after meeting with the Oakland Raiders on Monday. Navorro Bowman was released by the 49ers on Friday after asking for his release from the team. The Oakland Raiders emerged as a destination for Bowman as it was reported that there is mutual interest between the two but it sounds like Bowman will keep his options open.
Oakland should emerge as the favorite for Bowman as the team is low on depth at middle linebacker and the addition of Bowman alongside Bruce Irvin and Khalil Mack it will be a scary defense in Oakland. (Source: Adam Schefter)
San Francisco 49ers: 49ers open to a contract with running back Carlos Hyde | October 7th, 2017
After a great start to the season, the San Francisco 49ers front office is impressed with Carlos Hyde and are possibly interested in extending him.
Carlos Hyde has really turned it around for the 49ers. During the preseason, Carlos Hyde at one point was rumored to be potentially traded but due to a season-ending injury to rookie running back Joe Williams, Carlos Hyde is taking over the 49ers offense. This season, Carlos Hyde is 6th in the NFL in rushing at 321 yards while averaging 4.9 yards a carry. Should Carlos Hyde continue his productive season he could be looking at a sure thing extension at some point.
Cleveland Browns: Hue Jackson would have benched Kenny Britt if not for injuries | October 2nd, 2017
One of the key free agent additions for the Cleveland Browns, Kenny Britt has just about reached the end of his short-term tenure with the team.
In a press conference, this afternoon, Browns head coach Hugh Jackson said that “he has the guy’s down” which forced him to have to use Kenny Britt in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Kenny Britt caught 3 of his 8 targets on Sunday for 52 yards again disappointing Hue Jackson in the process.
Kenny Britt is playing on borrowed time in Cleveland and once the receiving core gets more healthy it would not surprise us if we see Britt get cut by the team. The Browns currently sit in last place in the AFC North at 0-4 and with the season close to being done the Browns would not want to keep a struggling Britt on their roster any longer.
Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers reaching out to free agent Darrelle Revis | September 24th, 2017
The Los Angeles Chargers are the latest team to call free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis on his availability according to Adam Schefter.
The Los Angeles Chargers injury woes continue as they just lost Jason Verrett yet again to season-ending knee surgery for the second consecutive year. The Los Angeles Chargers are now forced to go with Trevor Williams in placement for Verrett but the Chargers are looking to improve the cornerback depth which is weak outside of Casey Heyward.
Darrelle Revis, 32, was cut by the New York Jets back in February after a very disappointing display in his return to New York in 2016. Since his release from the Jets, Revis has not generated much free agent interest until mid-preseason and has still not signed with any team already into week 3 of the season. We expect that Revis’s name will continue to generate buzz as week 4 approaches.
New England Patriots: Patriots bring in linebacker Lamarr Houston for workout | September 22nd, 2017
Accord to Field Yates, the New England Patriots worked out former Chicago Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston this week.
Lamarr Houston was cut by the Chicago Bears on September 6th after being placed on injured reserve on September 2nd. Since being cut by the Chicago Bears, Houston has taken visits as it was reported that he visted the New Orleans Saints this week as well.
If signed by the New England Patriots, the injury-prone will likely settle for at linebacker but could also be a shift to defensive end like he was when he was a member of the Oakland Raiders. We are shocked that the linebacker-needy Miami Dolphins are not taking looks at Houston.
New Orleans Saints: Saints are shopping safety Kenny Vaccaro | September 15th, 2017
According to Jason LaCanfora, The New Orleans Saints are currently shopping defensive back, Kenny Vaccaro.
Kenny Vaccaro has been a focal point in the Saints secondary since being drafted out of Texas in 2014. In the last couple of drafts, the New Orleans Saints have decided to go the route of selecting multiple defensive backs in 2016 and 2017 drafts respectively. The Saints are very crowded in the backfield with Vaccaro, Bell, Williams and Rafael Bush.
Trading away Kenny Vaccaro right now could benefit the Saints as they will be entering a 2018 offseason with expiring contracts of Drew Brees, Chase Daniel, Senio Kelemete and Alex Okafor. After likely locking up Drew Brees and possibly bringing back Chase Daniel, Kenny Vaccaro could ask for a high demand but the Saints are possibly not looking at now dropping a lot into Vaccaro which leads to the current trade rumors. If the Saints trade Vaccaro for draft picks they could land a 4th round selection at best or at worst a 5th or a 6th. We will continue to cover more once more news breaks.
Oakland Raiders: Raiders ask Sebastian Janikowski to re-adjust his contract | September 5th, 2017
There is a lot of news circling around this story. The Oakland Raiders reached out to Janikowski about re-adjusting his contract but the veteran kicker has denied wanting to adjust his current deal with the team. Sebastian Janikowski is currently in his final year of his contract and is due $4.05 million dollars which will be guaranteed on Saturday.
After the report of Janikowski not wanting to re-adjust his news hit that the Raiders worked out Josh Lambo, Mike Nugent and Marshall Koehn. The thing to think away from this is likely that the Raiders have a fallback option if they release Janikowski and not grant him his $4.05 million by this weekend. This is something to keep tabs on through out this week.
Miami Dolphins: Miami Dolphins are rumored to listening to offers for Jarvis Landry? | August 27th, 2017
For quite some time now, Jarvis Landry has been asking for a contract extension and this could be a sign that the Dolphins are not interested in extending Landry.
The impending trade market for Jarvis Landry is potentially large as he is an excellent slot receiver but can always do more to aid in a team’s offense. Some teams to look out for in a potential trade with the Dolphins could be the Houston Texans as they will need another target for Tom Savage or DeShaun Watson. Don’t count out teams like the Chiefs and as well as the Chicago Bears who lost Cameron Meredith.
Cleveland Browns: Browns once again shopping Brock Osweiler | August 24th, 2017
For the second time since joining the Cleveland Browns, the Browns are once again trying to shop quarterback Brock Osweiler.
The decision of the team once again shopping Osweiler comes shortly after the team announced that Osweiler will not be playing the third preseason game against Tampa Bay. The theory swirling around is that if they are able to hold Osweiler out and not risk him getting injured that they can trade him.
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson named DeShone Kizer starter against Tampa Bay followed by Cody Kessler and then Kevin Hogan. Since joining the Browns Osweiler never really fit right in with the Browns and their rebuilding process. His days in Cleveland are starting to really dwindle down and a possible trade could come soon.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Could Brandon Allen be in contention for starting gig? | August 21st, 2017
The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback controversy continues to roll on. Florida Times Union writer Ryan O’Halloran considered possibly being named the starter.
Brandon Allen has been the Jaguars third-string quarterback project who is finally coming around this preseason. All preseason long Brandon Allen has been the better quarterback of the three but it is possible that the Jaguars are not ready to give up on Blake Bortles. If Blake Bortles does get cut all than likely Chad Henne and Brandon Allen would be the Jaguars backup option. But in the words of O’Halloran “stranger things have happened”.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars “might not” bring back offensive lineman Branden Albert | August 8th, 2017
It has been a wild 24-hours for Branden Albert. Yesterday, Branden Albert announced that he is coming out of his short-lived retirement and return to Jacksonville but it is being reported that Jacksonville might not take him back.
This offseason, Branden Albert was traded from the Dolphins to the Jaguars in the deal that sent tight end Julius Thomas to Miami. Branden Albert was set to compete for the starting left tackle job at Jaguars camp but opt to retire out of thin air one day.
The sudden retirement and quick return have put the Jaguars in an uneasy state with Albert. If the Jaguars do in fact don’t bring him back they could explore a trade or just outright release him from the roster, allowing him to test free agency. We should know the fate of Albert’s tenure in Jacksonville as earlier as this afternoon. Check back to this post later this afternoon.
Miami Dolphins: Dolphins considered Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick as potential replacements | August 6th, 2017
After signing former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to a one-year contract, Miami Herald writer Armando Salguero reports that Kaepernick, Kyle Orton and even Tim Tebow was considered as replacements.
It looks like the Dolphins plans were to reunite with a quarterback from Adam Gase’s past so they had to land with someone who is most ready and that was Jay Cutler. Tim Tebow, currently a New York Mets minor league player, is in the middle of the season so it seems likely that they were not fully invested in brining him in. Kyle Orton, 34, has been retired since 2014 after having productive seasons with the Bills following a rocky tenure with Denver Broncos.
The Dolphins have a better chance with working with Jay Cutler rather than Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow who have been away from football for years now. Jay Cutler is still likely the favorite to start the season as the starter.
Miami Dolphins: Dolphins and free agent quarterback Jay Cutler close to a deal? | August 5th, 2017
In a day where we have heard that Jay Cutler will remain retired to now that Cutler is close to signing a deal with the Dolphins. Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins are indeed close to a contract agreement according to Darren Heitner. The potential signing of Jay Cutler is an indication that Ryan Tannehill is a for sure done for the year and that Jay Cutler could be in line to be the starting quarterback. Jay Cutler, 34, has connections in Miami as his former offensive coordinator Adam Gase is the head coach in Miami which is why he was the top option for the team rather than Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III. Once the contract is signed don’t expect Cutler to suit up for week one of the preseason but look for him to suite up in week two of the preseason vs. Baltimore.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Could the Jaguars shock us and “surprise” cut TJ Yeldon?
Mike Kaye of the First Coast News wrote in mailbag question that asked him who will be a surprise cut this year and he responded with TJ Yeldon. During the 2017 NFL Draft the Jaguars added LSU star running back Leonard Fournette to become the team’s long-term answer at running back. TJ Yeldon was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft and has been a mid-average running back who has also served as a receiving back for the team. This is going to be a battle to really watch for all training camp long as Yeldon does offer a little bit more as a receiving back as Chris Ivory provides a bit more on the ground and a little less in the receiving game, plus he is getting older having celebrated his 29th birthday back in March. (Source: Mike Kaye – First Coast News | June 12th, 2017)
New Orleans Saints: Saints exploring trades for RB Travis Cadet
The New Orleans Saints have no place for Travis Cadet anymore as they are now equipped with Adrian Peterson and rookie running back Alvin Kamara from Tennessee. Travis Cadet was a free agent at one earlier on in the offseason and even got interest from AFC East’s Bills and Jets. The Buffalo Bills could still be a landing spot for Cadet as they do not have a promising backup for LeSean McCoy as they only have Joe Banyard and Jonathan Williams. The New Orleans Saints could trade Cadet on a dime. (Source: Aaron Wilson – Houston Chronicle | June 11th, 2017)
Jeremy Maclin: Buffalo Bills are predicted as the favorite to possibly add Jeremy Maclin
After surprisingly getting cut by the Chiefs, Jeremy Maclin is now the most sought after free agent. In an NFL.com posted today the Buffalo Bills emerged as a suitable destination for Maclin. Outside of Sammy Watkins (when healthy), the Bills receiving depth is very questionable. The Bills have rookie Zay Jones, Andre Holms, Brandon Tate and Rod Streater, all of which are not promising receivers. The addition of Maclin will give Tyrod Taylor another dependable wide receiver who can make all the catches but also he will be able to be a huge mentor to Zay Jones as he is starting his NFL career this year. (Source: Nick Shook | June 4th, 2017)
Denver Broncos: Broncos spoke to free agent tight end Gary Barnidge
The interest in free agent tight end Gary Barnidge is picking up. The Denver Broncos have spoken to Gary Barnidge but it does not sound like if it is a discussion where they will bring him in for a workout. Since being released by the Browns, Barnidge has visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills and left both teams without a contract. Gary Barnidge was on Sirius XM Radio not too long ago and said that he would love to be a starting tight end but would be open to the idea of mentoring younger talent. Barnidge would be a good veteran addition to a Broncos core that has young talent in Jake Butt, Jeff Heuerman and Virgil Green. (Source: Sirius XM | May 30th, 2017)
Cleveland Browns: Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer on track to earn the starting job?
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has said that DeShone Kizer “picks up things pretty quickly” and that he is a “quick study”. The Cleveland Browns opened OTA’s with second-year quarterback Cody Kessler as the starter. With head coach Hue Jackson backing Kizer, it is sounding like the Browns will not be holding back Kizer from winning the starting job. (Source: Cleveland.com | May 27th, 2017)
Washington Redskins: Redskins Matt Johns not reporting to OTA’s?
With the Washington Redskins already have they’re running back plans set with Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Mack Brown. Matt Johns is just not in the plans for the Washington Redskins going forward. With camp opening up Matt Johns hopes to get traded away and be able to contribute and compete for a backup role with his new team. (Source: Ian Rapoport | May 24th, 2017)
San Francisco 49ers: Vance McDonald not to crack 53-man roster?
Under the old regime, Vance McDonald was awarded a hefty five-year, $35 million dollar contract but under the new regime, they tried trading Vance McDonald away during the draft. With no suitors found during the draft, it might be hard for the Niners to trade away McDonald without taking any hit. If they are to trade him away at any point they will have to eat up most of the contract’s money just to strike a deal. We will have to wait and see if the 49ers truly pull the plug on Vance McDonald. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle | May 22nd, 2017)
Miami Dolphins: Dolphins are not interested in signing Nick Mangold?
The Miami Dolphins are currently without starting center Mike Pouncey as he is recovering from stem cell surgery to repair his lingering hip injuries that sidelined him for 5 games in 2016. Mike Pouncey is expected to be ready by week one of the season but the Dolphins were open to adding an extra piece to their offensive line. Nick Mangold‘s name was brought up and would later be shut down as it sounds like he is looking for a starting role and the Dolphins don’t have that for him with Pouncey set to be ready to go week 1. The Dolphins will keep this an in house fix and as for Mangold, he will continue his search for a new home for 2017. (Source: Miami Herald | May 22nd, 2017)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaguars worked out free agent cornerback Alterraun Verner last week
This has been the first known interest in free agency since being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. The Jaguars possibly passed on him due to the fact that they are stacked in their secondary and finding time for Verner to play would be difficult. The Jaguars are just a pit stop as Verner could find a home right before the start of training camp. (Source: Florida Times Union | May 21st, 2017)
Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles likely to cut Ryan Mathews after Blount signing?
After signing LeGarrette Blount to a one-year contract earlier this morning, the deal is likely the end of the line for Ryan Mathews. During his tenure with the Eagles, Ryan Mathews picked up where he left off with the Chargers and that continues his up and down performance that follows with the occasional injury. In his first season with the Eagles, he suffered a mid-season concussion and last season he ended the season on injured reserve with an herniated disc. In his two seasons with the Eagles, he did play in 13 games but was inconsistent in both seasons. If the Eagles do indeed cut Mathews he will be battling for a roster spot in 2017. (Source: Adam Schefter | May 17th, 2017)
New York Jets: Matt Forte thinking a career in broadcasting after NFL career?
In a picture posted by NBC Sports reporter Ross Tucker on Twitter shows New York Jets running back Matt Forte taking part in the NFL Broadcasting Boot Camp. This is usually the route where retired NFL talents turn to following a career in the NFL. The potential job is to keep former players involved in the sport at some capacity and Matt Forte would join Tony Romo, Ike Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew among others to go this route following their NFL career. (Source: Ross Tucker | May 16th, 2017)
Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks also keeping tabs on Robert Griffin III?
Along with the known interest in free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Seahawks head coach Pete Carrol has said that the Seahawks could look at Robert Griffin III as a backup to Russell Wilson. Robert Griffin III has not received any interest on the free agent market until today and with age and the ability to stay healthy not in his corner he could likely be passed on by the Seahawks as Kaepernick is a better option at this point than Robert Griffin III. ( Source: ESPN.com | May 15th, 2017)
Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks are all in on free agent Colin Kaepernick
It was well expected that Kaepernick‘s name would surface with a lot of interest following the NFL Draft last month. This is the first known team to have any interest in possibly wanting Kaepernick as he does come with some controversy and as well as a team having to sacrifice a draft pick for his services prior to May 3rd. The Seahawks do not have depth behind quarterback Russell Wilson so the addition of Kaepernick to the Seahawks would really bolster the depth behind Wilson and push Trevone Boykin into the developmental role at #3 on the depth chart. (Source: Mike Silver, NFL Network | May 15th, 2017)