NFL news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:07:25 -0700
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:34:43 -0700
Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Steelers) said Thursday, July 21, he remains optimistic about playing in 2016 and wants to be able to make a contribution to a contender.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:14:44 -0700
Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) has been working out this offseason and is waiting for interested teams to call him. Kuhn said he would like to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers but does not know what will happen.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:03:45 -0700
Free-agent RB Ray Rice said that if he gets a chance to return to the NFL this season, he would donate his entire salary to organizations with programs focusing on education and prevention of domestic violence and supporting survivors and their families. "Me donating my salary is something that'll be from the heart for me," Rice stated. "I only want to play football so I can end it the right way for my kids and for the people that really believed in me. But I know there are a lot of people affected by domestic violence, and every dollar helps. It's raising awareness."
Fantasy Tip: That's a very nice gesture on the part of Rice, but as he even acknowledged last week, his career is probably over. Even aside from his off-the-field incident, the three-time Pro Bowler exhibited a notable decline in his last season, which came in 2013, as he averaged a career-low 3.1 yards on 214 carries. Still 29 years old, there's always a chance he could resurface at some point in the future. In the meantime, he's been staying in game shape by working out near his home in Connecticut.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:46:33 -0700
Updating an earlier report, free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) cited medical concerns in his retirement announcement on The Players' Tribune Thursday, July 21. Monroe cited memory loss, head and body trauma as factors in his decision.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:09:30 -0700
Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) is expected to retire Thursday, July 21.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:26:16 -0700
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:20:50 -0700
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel told his fans on social media that he will "be back." Manziel told The Washington Post last weekend that he's "actually doing well." "I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do. I'm not saying I'm never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I've got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I'm interested in doing a lot of different things in my life -- including football -- but, right now, I'm just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds."
Fantasy Tip: Manziel will serve a four-game suspension if a team takes a shot on him and could face further suspension. His off-field antics have likely turned all prospective teams off, meaning it's highly unlikely Manziel ever makes noise in the NFL again. He should be completely off the fantasy radar for now.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:40:34 -0700
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:37:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rice probably will not join a team this season and would only receive a limited role if he does sign with a team. Owners in all leagues can avoid Rice this season.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:11:41 -0700
Free-agent LB LaMarr Woodley (Cardinals) said Thursday, July 14, he'll be ready if a team calls him with interest.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:49:21 -0700
No players were taken in the 2016 NFL Supplemental draft Thursday, July 14. The six players who were eligible are now free agents.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:13:22 -0700
Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) has been working out this offseason and still intends to play in 2016.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably will have to wait for an injury to another receiver before signing with a team. He has seen a drop in his receiving yards in each of his last four seasons and probably will not have much of a role if he does join a team in 2016. Owners in all leagues will be able to avoid Johnson.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:14:23 -0700
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:24:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch (Lions) underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery this offseason and did not pass a physical until Tuesday, July 5, hence the Lions waiting to release him.