NFL news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 23 May 2016 09:48:24 -0700
Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) dispelled rumors that he was considering retirement Monday, May 23. "I'm playing," Fitzpatrick said. "I'm playing football next year."
Fantasy Tip: The Jets and Fitz remain in a stalemate in terms of re-signing a contract. There remains a chance that the two sides can find common ground in order to get Fitzpatrick signed before training camp begins. Fitz had a revival last year with Gang Green, and the best spot for his fantasy value would be to remain in New York. If he re-signs, he's a fringe fantasy starter as a low-end QB1.
Sat, 21 May 2016 19:32:11 -0700
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') expects to pass his physical in the next couple of weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen where the veteran back will land, but he is certainly worth picking up in the later rounds of drafts.
Fri, 20 May 2016 06:07:58 -0700
Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') is about a week or two away from being able to pass a physical, and his market should begin to heat up then.
Fantasy Tip: Foster will be 30 in August and is coming off two significant injuries in consecutive seasons. He could still latch on to lead a committee approach, but he's merely an RB3 in fantasy for now.
Thu, 19 May 2016 14:31:04 -0700
Wed, 18 May 2016 13:45:13 -0700
Wed, 18 May 2016 07:07:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mettenberger will have no fantasy value in '16 unless something happens to Philip Rivers.
Mon, 16 May 2016 09:38:16 -0700
Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he's already considering a return to coaching and that his "motor is starting to run again." "We'll see," Coughlin said. "It'll take two to tango. The 70-year-old man stuff will be a factor, and I'm sure they'll know this would be a three- and four-year thing."
Fri, 13 May 2016 09:09:08 -0700
Free-agent DE Greg Hardy (Cowboys) is having trouble finding a team, and the prevailing opinion from general managers around the league is that no one wants him.
Thu, 12 May 2016 09:48:16 -0700
Free-agent DE/LB Dwight Freeney (Cardinals) said he definitely wants to play in 2016.
Wed, 11 May 2016 16:48:05 -0700
Wed, 11 May 2016 16:31:53 -0700
If free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is signed Thursday, May 12, or onward by a prospective team, then he will not count against that team's compensatory draft picks.
Fantasy Tip: As Rich Cimini noted, it's unlikely that this little advantage would drive a team to sign Fitzpatrick if he hasn't been signed already. It could still be some time before Fitzpatrick is signed or re-signed. If he returns to the Jets, then he has low-end QB1 potential again.
Fri, 06 May 2016 16:36:49 -0700
Free-agent WR Jace Davis (Broncos) has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, according to a source.
Fri, 06 May 2016 15:47:10 -0700
Free-agent RB Bernard Pierce (Jaguars) has been suspended for the first two games of the 2016 season, according to a source.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:32:05 -0700
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) was booked and posted bond for his domestic violence case Wednesday, May 4, just one day before his first court hearing. Manziel was indicted last month after allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her in January. He faces a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail with a $4,000 fine.
Fantasy Tip: Manziel won't be courted by any NFL teams any time soon and should be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 01 May 2016 22:31:42 -0700
Several Florida State undrafted free-agents have found homes. DT Nile Lawrence-Stample signed with the Cleveland Browns, S Lamarcus Brutus signed with the Tennessee Titans, LB Reggie Northrup signed with the Washington Redskins and DB Javien Elliott will be in the rookie minicamp of the Pittsburgh Steelers on a tryout basis.