NFL news, rumors and injuries
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:54:09 -0700
Michigan S Jabrill Peppers met with the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 23, and met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 24. He said he is scheduled to meet with at least 23 teams before the 2017 NFL draft.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:15:36 -0700
Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and believes he could be ready to play by mid-July.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:21:07 -0700
Michigan DE Taco Charlton said he met with the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans Thursday, March 23. He also has visits set up with the Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:19 -0700
California QB Davis Webb told Bay Area News Group's Cam Inman that "double-digit" teams have told him he's a "first-round talent".
Fantasy Tip: Webb stood out at the Senior Bowl, which likely cemented his status as a player who should come off the board in the first two rounds. It seems unlikely he'll get his name called on Day 1, however, as he is generally considered the fifth-best quarterback in a draft in which only two players at his position appear to be first-round locks.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:42:02 -0700
Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly wanted more than $8 million in the first year of any contract he signed during the initial wave of free agency.
Fantasy Tip: If true, this report explains the main reason AP is still unemployed. Eddie Lacy landed a one-year deal worth $5.5 million and Latavius Murray's three-year contract averages out to $5 million per year, and both are considerably younger and more useful in the passing game than Peterson. With a draft class heavy in talent at his position, the 32-year-old will likely need to cut his asking price in half to get a bite in free agency.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:19:21 -0700
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:00:40 -0700
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:15:55 -0700
Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey said he wanted to use his pro day to show his ability to run routes from the slot and the outside and do "anything" on the football field.
Fantasy Tip: McCaffrey's versatility is his biggest asset, but he will need to land in the right offense to reach his full potential as a fantasy option.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:00:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smith-Schuster is billed as a sure-handed, polished receiver. If he lands with a solid offense, he is deserving of an early pick in rookie drafts.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:33 -0700
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer was throwing to "scrubs" at his pro day Thursday, March 23, according to an NFL scout, and the scout said to ignore any accuracy issues because of the lack of talent around him.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:29:30 -0700
Missouri DE Charles Harris' performance at his pro day Thursday, March 23, was "damn impressive," according to a scout.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:25:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jones has rocketed up draft boards and is being mentioned as a potential first-round pick. He is coming off a record-setting collegiate career and should be an early pick in rookie drafts.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:30:03 -0700
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:22:56 -0700
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (chest) recently underwent successful surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp.