NFL news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:12:58 -0800
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes "will check every box in Indy" at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to one unnamed NFL team executive. He added that "everyone will be talking about (Mahomes) after the combine."
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:08:21 -0800
Nebraska TE Cethan Carter drew high praise from former NFL head coach Mike Martz, who had him on his team at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. "He's got length; he's got juice to get up field," Martz said. "He's got speed -- not just real speed, he can change direction. Not quite like a wide receiver, but you can certainly space him out on his own at wide-out, and he'd do extremely well." Martz also called him "exceptional" and a "smart guy."
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:50:55 -0800
Free-agent RB Rashad Jennings (Giants) said he has a chip on his shoulder after being released by the New York Giants. Jennings believes he still has a strong work ethic and plenty of gas left in the tank, not to mention that he's healthy.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings is past his prime at 32 years old, but he can still compete. That being said, he will assuredly be part of a committee if/when he is signed by someone. Jennings' value will be minimal barring any injury to a backfield teammate. He shouldn't be looked at as more than a late-round flier.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:40:02 -0800
Pittsburgh RB James Conner received a clean scan Thursday, Feb. 23, in regards to the Hodgkin's Lymphoma he dealt with in 2015, according to a source.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:38:19 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Whether McCown can start for one of those teams remains to be seen, but there are definitely a few quarterback needy teams in the NFL. Even if McCown starts somewhere next season, he is at best a bye-week replacement in a good matchup.
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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:54:17 -0800
Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey is a tireless workout warrior built to handle heavy workloads, according to his collegiate teammate Graham Shuler. "We do this thing here called the Gator Run," Shuler said. "It's one of our most intense off-season training things. It's when you load up one of those utility vehicles, like a Gator, with 600 pounds in the back and three coaches are riding in it. We push it all around campus, and it's a sprint. It's really rare for anyone to push it over 20 times. When we did it this summer, Christian pushed it 43 times. He took 43 turns."
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:52:47 -0800
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:24:01 -0800
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is going to "completely torch" the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, according to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, and Jeremiah said the expectation is for Garrett's workout to rival that of Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney's 2014 appearance.
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:31:15 -0800
Toledo RB Kareem Hunt forced more missed tackles than any player in the country this season, and he fumbled just once on 856 touches in his four-year collegiate career.