NFL news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:47:34 -0700
The NFL's rule change that moved extra points to the 15-yard line is already making its mark. Four extra points were missed in Week 1. Only eight extra points were missed all of last season.
Fantasy Tip: The new rule certainly shouldn't be ignored from a fantasy football perspective. Kickers are mainly relied on for field goals, but missing extra points can have an impact. Eventually, they may not be used as much in favor of two-point attempts. This is something to monitor as the season progresses.
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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:42:06 -0700
Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes (Patriots) is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's conduct policy, according to a source. Spikes pleaded guilty two months to leaving the scene of an accident in June.
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 18:34:06 -0700
Free-agent RB Montee Ball (Broncos) was unclaimed off waivers and he is now an unrestricted free agent.
Fantasy Tip: Ball is already getting nibbles, with the Atlanta Falcons believed to be interested in his services. Multiple teams are also interested, so don't expect Ball to be unemployed for long.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:43:58 -0700
Free-agent TE Taylor Thompson (Titans) had an injury grievance filed on his behalf by the NFL Player's Association, according to a source. Thompson was not waived with an injury designation despite needing knee surgery.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:42:25 -0700
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:20:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, free-agent SS Stevie Brown (Texans) has received offers from multiple teams, according to a source. He will not work out for any teams.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:28:42 -0700
Retired WR Randy Moss said he is open to a return to the NFL. "I actually have not lost the itch," Moss said Sunday, Aug. 23. "I've been working out with a few guys over the offseason. I have been retired for the last two years, but you never know. But it's the love of the game that I still have inside of me."
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:33:15 -0700
Free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (oblique) has been cleared by Dr. Bryan Kelly, the doctor who performed surgery on Green-Ellis last October to reattach his oblique muscle to the bone. Green-Ellis' agent has been in touch with teams, and Green-Ellis is optimistic a team will give him another chance this year. He thinks he's faster now than he was when he last played in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: The law firm is a big bruising back that would likely be used in short-yardage or goal-line situations if a team signs him. That could make him semi-valuable in deeper fantasy leagues if he signs with a team this year.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:45:53 -0700
Free-agent WR Da'Rick Rogers (Chiefs) has been suspended for the first two weeks of the regular season, according to a source.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:11:28 -0700
Free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' (Bengals) agent has been in touch with teams, but they were waiting for the right situation to arise. "Oh, I'm ready," Green-Ellis said. "I've been training. I call them my 'Green-Ellis two-a-days.' I'm boxing, running hills, doing all kinds of football drills. For five weeks now, twice a day, working out like crazy. The Green-Ellis two-a-days."
Fantasy Tip: The law firm is 30 years old now but could be a diamond in the rough in the right situation.
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:50:50 -0700
Retired OT Anthony Davis said he will play in the NFL again at some point but is taking some time off at the moment. He said he believes he could report to a camp now and play for a team but will take his time coming back.
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:51:46 -0700
Free-agent OG Evan Mathis (Eagles) appears to be close to signing with a new team, and a deal could happen at any point, according to a source.