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Quarterback

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is under contract through the 2014 season, said he is not in a rush at the moment to sign a contract extension. Rodgers suggested the Baltimore Ravens' upcoming deal with impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco will set the market. "I think everybody is going to see what Joe (Flacco) ends up signing for," Rodgers said. The quarterback added he is not worried about getting a deal done with the Packers.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco has six career road playoff wins, which is the most in NFL postseason history.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is much bigger on the idea of staying with the team for the 2013 season than he was just a few weeks ago, after multiple meetings with head coach Chip Kelly. According to a source close to Vick, the two have had a couple meetings now, and Vick came away very high on Kelly. There are no guarantees, however, that Vick will return.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs will likely attempt to acquire a veteran quarterback in the offseason such as San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith or Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn as opposed to selecting a quarterback in the NFL Draft.

QB | Dennis Dixon | Free Agent | Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Philadelphia Eagles are in contract talks with Baltimore Ravens practice squad QB Dennis Dixon, according to league sources. Dixon is familiar with head coach Chip Kelly's offense, having played for him in college. Per league rules pertaining to practice squad players, Dixon became a free agent immediately after Super Bowl XLVII and can sign a futures contract for 2013 with any team even though free agency doesn't begin until March.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck will count $5.5 million against the salary cap, so he might be released since the team has a capable quarterback option in QB Jake Locker and many needs at other positions. If he is released, Hasselbeck might get a starting opportunity elsewhere.

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer has a $13 million base salary for 2013, and league sources say there is no chance the team pays him that kind of money to stay. Palmer will have to decide how much money he is willing to walk away from to stay.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will count over $20 million against the salary cap in 2013, and it is expected he will have his contract restructured for some relief.

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Fantasy
League sources said there is almost no chance Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel remains with his current team. He could be a salary cap casualty since he is owed $7.5 million in 2013.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have issues with the salary cap heading into 2013, but high-priced veterans C David Baas ($4.25 million), QB Eli Manning ($13 million), FS Antrel Rolle ($7 million) and OG Chris Snee ($6.7 million) are not expected to be cut.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb is reportedly willing to restructure his deal with the team to possibly include performance bonuses.


Running Back

RB | Shonn Greene | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Jets impending free-agent RB Shonn Greene is unlikely to return in 2013. The team will look for a more versatile running back in offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's scheme.

RB | Lonyae Miller | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens signed RB Lonyae Miller and OG Reggie Stephens (Bills) to the active list Tuesday, Feb. 5. Both were practice squad players for the team this season.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is due to make $3.75 million in base salary in 2013, and head coach Tom Coughlin is a fan of Bradshaw and likes to have three running backs on his roster. However, he recently had surgery to replace a screw in his troublesome right foot, and he could be a candidate for released.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans intend to exercise the $10 million option they have on RB Chris Johnson for the 2013 season. $9 million of that option becomes guaranteed five days after the Super Bowl.


Wide Receiver

WR | A.J. Jenkins | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins is expected to join QB Colin Kaepernick for offseason workouts as he looks to improve his overall game. "Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger." Jenkins only was active for three games in the regular season. He was in uniform during the playoffs but had no passes thrown his way, and he played three snaps in Super Bowl XLVII.

WR | Danny Amendola | Free Agent | Free Agents
The agent for St. Louis Rams impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola, Erik Burkhardt, said contract talks with the team have been going well to this point. "In general, I would say positive. I think they know what Danny brings to the team, and the spirit of the team aside from what he does on the field," Burkhardt said.

WR | Titus Young | St. Louis Rams | Free Agents, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams may have claimed WR Titus Young off waivers as insurance should the team be unable to re-sign impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola. "I don't think it affects Danny one bit," Amendola's agent, Erik Burkhardt, said. "Titus Young isn't anywhere in the same ZIP code as Danny as far as a player goes. I'm sure Young may disagree with that because he thinks he's better than Calvin Johnson." The Rams, however, are desperate for help at the wide receiver position. They don't have a ton of salary cap money to pursue a high-priced wideout in free agency.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, who will make $7.7 million in 2013, is likely to be a salary cap casualty in the offseason.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens are looking to find a way to create additional space under the salary cap, and they are likely to lower the base salaries of WR Anquan Boldin ($6 million) and LB Terrell Suggs ($6.4 million).

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Percy Harvin's (ankle) future with the team is still up in the air. There has been speculation that the team may try to trade Harvin this offseason, and if not, there is still the issue of trying to work out a contract extension. Harvin's exit physical went fine and he's been cleared by doctors.


Tight End

TE | John Phillips | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to allow impending free-agent TE John Phillips test the free-agent market this offseason. TE James Hanna likely would become the No. 2 tight end if Phillips does not return.

TE | James Hanna | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are expected to allow impending free-agent TE John Phillips test the free-agent market this offseason. TE James Hanna likely would become the No. 2 tight end if Phillips does not return.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley is expected to be cut in the offseason, according to league sources. He'll make $4.4 million with a $3 million roster bonus in 2013.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has rented a place in Southern California, in order to participate in offseason workouts with QB Tom Brady.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers are likely to part ways with PK David Akers and his $3 million salary in the offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jordan Black | Free Agent | Free Agents
The NFL announced Washington Redskins impending free-agent OT Jordan Black is eligible to participate in offseason workouts despite having one game remaining on his four-game suspension for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Black still must sit out the first game of the 2013 regular season, although he is free to go through offseason workouts, training camp and play in preseason games.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free ($7 million) is likely to be a salary cap casualty in the offseason.

OT | Al Netter | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers signed OL Al Netter to a futures/reserve contract Tuesday, Feb. 5, according to his agent. He declined to join another team's 53-man roster this season, staying on the practice squad instead.

OT | D.J. Fluker | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama OT D.J. Fluker continues to impress scouts, and he could go as high as 19th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft to the New York Giants, or 21st overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants OT David Diehl is scheduled to make $4.4 million in base salary in 2013, the final year of his deal. The team likes Diehl's versatility to play tackle and guard, but they may feel OT James Brewer's time is now.

OT | James Brewer | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants OT David Diehl is scheduled to make $4.4 million in base salary in 2013, the final year of his deal. The team likes Diehl's versatility to play tackle and guard, but they may feel OT James Brewer's time is now.


Guard

OG | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Willie Colon could be cut in the offseason. He has a $5.5 million cap figure and can't seem to stay healthy. Meanwhile, the Steelers are transitioning to a younger offensive line.

OG | Reggie Stephens | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens signed RB Lonyae Miller and OG Reggie Stephens (Bills) to the active list Tuesday, Feb. 5. Both were practice squad players for the team this season.

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have issues with the salary cap heading into 2013, but high-priced veterans C David Baas ($4.25 million), QB Eli Manning ($13 million), FS Antrel Rolle ($7 million) and OG Chris Snee ($6.7 million) are not expected to be cut.

OG | Stephen Peterman | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions will release OG Stephen Peterman Tuesday, Feb. 5. Peterman started every game for the Lions at right guard over the past three seasons.


Offensive Line

OL | Jovan Olafioye | CFL | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have expressed interest in Canadian Football League OL Jovan Olafioye.


Defensive Line

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee) will have an MRI Thursday, Feb. 7, according to sources.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DT Ryan Pickett may have to restructure his contract to stay with the team in 2013. He's set to make $5.4 million, and DL B.J. Raji and LB Clay Matthews are expected to get paid.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DT Ryan Pickett may have to restructure his contract to stay with the team in 2013. He's set to make $5.4 million, and DL B.J. Raji and LB Clay Matthews are expected to get paid.

DL | Will Smith | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith may have to restructure his contract to stay with the team in 2013. He's set to make $9 million with a $1 million roster bonus.

DL | Tyson Jackson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs DL Tyson Jackson, who is slated to make $14.72 million in 2013, is likely to be cut in the offseason.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday, Feb. 5, that DL Justin Tuck is likely returning for the final year of his contract, worth $4.5 million in base salary. Tuck is expected back in 2013.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants DL Chris Canty is owed $6.25 million in 2013, and $6.5 million next season in base salary. He said Tuesday, Feb. 5, that he has not been approached by the team about his contract or possibly restructuring.

DL | Frostee Rucker | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns cut DE Frostee Rucker Tuesday, Feb. 5.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions informed DE Kyle Vanden Bosch Tuesday, Feb. 5, that he will be released, according to a person informed of the roster move. He was set to earn a base salary of $5 million in 2013, and he had two more years at $8 million in base salary left on his contract.

DL | Jason Babin | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley thinks DE Jason Babin could play the leo position next season, which is a hybrid defensive end who can play linebacker in a 4-3 defensive scheme the way an outside linebacker would play in a 3-4 alignment. Babin is experienced as a 3-4 outside linebacker.


Linebacker

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain ($4 million) is likely to be a salary cap casualty in the offseason. The team will probably look to recoup some signing bonus as well due to disciplinary issues.

LB | Ernie Sims | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys' switch to a 4-3 scheme for next season could help impending free-agent LB Ernie Sims' chances of re-signing with the team. Sims could be a viable backup option at middle linebacker.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets are likely to cut LB Calvin Pace in the offseason. They are way over the salary cap, and he's slated to count $11.6 million against it. The team will likely try to restructure him at a lower price.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison could be cut in the offseason. He has a $6.6 million salary, and injuries have slowed him. Sources say Harrison isn't expected to take a pay cut to stay without exploring the market first.

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Fantasy
The New York Jets are likely to cut LB Bart Scott in the offseason. They are way over the salary cap, and he's slated to count $8.7 million against it.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DT Ryan Pickett may have to restructure his contract to stay with the team in 2013. He's set to make $5.4 million, and DL B.J. Raji and LB Clay Matthews are expected to get paid.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens are looking to find a way to create additional space under the salary cap, and they are likely to lower the base salaries of WR Anquan Boldin ($6 million) and LB Terrell Suggs ($6.4 million).

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants LBs Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams appear to be in line for bigger roles following the release of LB Michael Boley.

LB | Michael Boley | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants cut LB Michael Boley Tuesday, Feb. 5.


Cornerback

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright struggled last season and is set to make $7.7 million in 2013. He could be cut in the offseason.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons could cut CB Dunta Robinson ($8 million) to create cap room to sign QB Matt Ryan to a long-term deal.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson is likely to be cut in the offseason if he doesn't restructure. He's set to make $8.5 million with a $2.5 million roster bonus in 2013.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos could cut CB Champ Bailey in the offseason. He's set to make $9 million with a $1 million roster bonus. The team has some emerging corners, and Bailey struggled in the postseason.

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants CB Corey Webster is entering the final year of his contract, and he is owed $7 million in base salary. The team only has CBs Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley at the position, so they might keep Webster around.

CB | Terrell Thomas | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have a $6 million option on CB Terrell Thomas in March. They are expected to get out of that contract, but they might re-sign Thomas to a new short-term, low-risk deal later.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (ankle) returned to the practice field and worked out for the first time in the two months since he suffered an ankle injury Monday, Feb. 4.

CB | Aqib Talib | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots appear hesitant to give impending free-agent CB Aqib Talib a multi-year contract because there are enough concerns over his work ethic, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Talib reportedly passed on a chance to put in extra work at times this season, and the team is worried about how he will handle a long-term deal given his behavioral problems in the past. New England would prefer to sign him to a one-year pact. However, Talib is likely to receive more lucrative offers on the open market because of the lack of depth of cornerback prospects on the open market. He could receive offers of as much as $8 or $10 million in free agency.


Strong Safety

SS | Charlie Peprah | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys may consider re-signing impending free-agent SS Charlie Peprah this offseason because he may thrive in the 4-3 defensive alignment as a physical safety against the run.

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers S Dashon Goldson does not want to have the franchise tag placed on him for the second year in a row. "I'm not for that," Goldson said. "I'm really not. It would be surprising if they were to do that again." Goldson is hoping to sign a long-term deal this offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Antrel Rolle | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants have issues with the salary cap heading into 2013, but high-priced veterans C David Baas ($4.25 million), QB Eli Manning ($13 million), FS Antrel Rolle ($7 million) and OG Chris Snee ($6.7 million) are not expected to be cut.



 


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