NFL news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:50:49 -0700
Clemson LB Vic Beasley is the most explosive pass rusher in some time, according to a NFC executive, and believes he could excel in a 4-3 defense or a 3-4 base.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:15:07 -0700
Southern California DE Leonard Williams' versatility has caused one NFC scout to compare him to Reggie White. "You can put him inside, outside, wherever you want to place him," the scout said. "You could create mismatches with him, isn't that what they used to do with Reggie?"
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:22:19 -0700
Alabama WR Amari Cooper is believed to be the top wide receiver prospect available in the 2015 NFL Draft, according to general managers and scouts. West Virginia WR Kevin White is believed to be a close second.
Fantasy Tip: Cooper and White will certainly be selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft and both could be selected within the first 10 picks. Both players should have solid roles on their new teams and could be late-round selections in deeper leagues.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:57:40 -0700
Florida State QB Jameis Winston has been compared to former NFL QB JaMarcus Russell by one longtime NFL executive. "Lack of focus by JaMarcus is what I see in Winston," the personnel man said. "They're physically talented, but during the course of a game they kind of lose their focus and just put the ball up for grabs. I see the body. I see the lack of focus. I see the same coach and system. Only Winston's not as good an athlete and his arm isn't as strong as JaMarcus'."
Fantasy Tip: Winston is believed to be the leading candidate to be selected first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he will enter the league with some off-field issues. Winston likely will compete for the starting job but likely will only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:53:13 -0700
Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings (foot) is dealing with a stress fracture in his foot that was discovered while on a team visit, according to sources.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:21:46 -0700
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:48:54 -0700
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:08 -0700
Florida LB Neiron Ball has visited the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. Ball also worked out for the Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:37:54 -0700
Iowa OT Brandon Scherff is drawing interest from teams drafting early in the first round, according to a source.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:32:44 -0700
Missouri DE Shane Ray (foot) met with a specialist Thursday, April 23, and was told he does not need surgery on his foot, according to a source.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:24:05 -0700
Georgia RB Todd Gurley (knee) has a good chance to be ready for Week 1, according to sources. Gurley recently underwent tests on his surgically repaired knee and checked out fine.
Fantasy Tip: Gurley could very well be the first running back taken in this year's NFL Draft, especially taking into account this recent positive news. Many experts believe Gurley will be selected in the first round. As long as he's healthy, he'll get a good amount of playing time, but is likely to be part of a committee.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:19:50 -0700
A federal judge approved a potential $1 billion plan Wednesday, April 22, to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits for 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players. Each player will be paid an average of $190,000.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:31:52 -0700
Florida State QB Jameis Winston said he was given the crab legs by a supermarket employee in Florida last year and did not steal the items. Winston said he had received other free things from the store during that time.
Fantasy Tip: Winston will be entering the NFL with some off-field problems but still appears to be the top choice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first overall pick in the draft. Winston likely will have a good chance to win the starting job but probably will not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:11:19 -0700
The Carson city council has approved the building of a $1.7 billion NFL stadium that would be shared by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers if they decide to move. The council could have allowed the people to vote on the issue but decided to make the decision themselves.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:38:32 -0700
Miami (Fla.) RB Duke Johnson could be a second-round pick if he didn't have durability concerns, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. He could slide to the third or fourth round.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's (5-9, 207 pounds) small stature is likely to make teams balk at taking him as early as a player with his skill set could go. In the right system, he could be an RB5 flyer that flourishes.