Giants | Kadarius Toney making a favorable impression (Thu May 19, 02:31 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Alec Pierce financials (Thu May 19, 02:22 PM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Irv Smith to have important role (Wed May 18, 07:33 PM) [jump to this story]
Saints | Jameis Winston making progress (Wed May 18, 02:53 PM) [jump to this story]
Tennessee Titans third-round draft choice OT Nicholas Petit-Frere (Ohio State) agreed to terms on a four-year contract Thursday, May 19. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Titans | Robert Woods confident in recovery Thu May 19, 09:36 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Robert Woods (knee) said Wednesday, May 18, that he feels 'really, really good' in his recovery from knee surgery. 'I actually feel like they're kind of holding me back a little bit,' Woods said. 'But really my main goal is to be ready, and be back in tip-top shape. I just want to be ready to go when it is time.'Link to story
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Seahawks | Geno Smith has slight lead for QB job Thu May 19, 07:15 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith has a small advantage over QB Drew Lock for the starting quarterback job at this point since he is more familiar with the offense, according to offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.Link to story
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Seahawks | George Iloka worked out Thu May 19, 06:21 PM
Free-agent S George Iloka (Vikings) worked out for the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, May 19, and likely would serve as a cover linebacker if he joins the team.Link to story
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Giants | Michael Jacquet signs with NYG Thu May 19, 05:23 PM
Free-agent CB Michael Jacquet III (Jaguars) signed with the New York Giants Thursday, May 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived DT Antonio Valentino.Link to story
NFL | Several teams interested in T.Y. Hilton Thu May 19, 05:19 PM
Free-agent WR T.Y. Hilton (Colts) continues to talk with the Indianapolis Colts but has also talked with two other teams, according to The Athletic's Stephen Holder.Link to story
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Titans | Nicholas Petit-Frere agreed to terms Thu May 19, 05:13 PM
Tennessee Titans third-round draft choice OT Nicholas Petit-Frere agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Titans Thursday, May 19. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Ravens | Sam Koch on retired list Thu May 19, 05:10 PM
Baltimore Ravens P Sam Koch was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Thursday, May 19.Link to story
Giants | Jordan Mosley moved to IR Thu May 19, 05:07 PM
New York Giants S Jordan Mosley (undisclosed) was reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, May 19, after he cleared waivers.Link to story
Browns | Cleveland parts with Reggie Robinson Thu May 19, 04:56 PM
Cleveland Browns CB Reggie Robinson (undisclosed) was waived with a failed physical designation Thursday, May 19.Link to story
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Giants | NYG gets Cor'Dale Flott under contract Thu May 19, 04:50 PM
Third-round draft choice CB Cordale Flott (Louisiana State) signed a four-year contract worth $5.23 million - including a $983,000 signing bonus - with the New York Giants on Thursday, May 19.Link to story
Bears | Transitioning to Run-Heavy Offense Thu May 19, 04:00 PM
Adam Jahns, from the Athletic, reports the Chicago Bears are transitioning into a run-heavy team with the outside zone.
|Footballguys view: With second-year QB Justin Fields under center, the Bears want to run the ball to set things up for their young quarterback. That means they're going to lean on David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert early and often. At this time, Montgomery is going off the board at RB13 (2.10) in 12-team PPR leagues. Herbert is currently not getting drafted, but he's an important handcuff to Montgomery if you have the bench space. He also might get on the field enough for 'what the heck' flex value.|
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Giants | RB Barkley Could Catch a Ton of Passes Thu May 19, 03:57 PM
Dan Duggan, from The Athletic, notes from New York Giants OTAs that RB Saquon Barkley could catch 'a ton' of passes out of the backfield in the Brian Daboll offense.
|Footballguys view: We've seen Barkley catch a ton of passes - when he was a rookie and snared 91 passes in 2018. It's doubtful he ever matches that production again, but 50 catches is something he should easily do if he stays healthy. We're excited about Daboll's offense with the Giants, and Barkley is in a make-or-break season.|
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Bengals | Tycen Anderson inks rookie deal Thu May 19, 03:23 PM
Fifth-round draft choice S Tycen Anderson (Toledo) signed a four-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, May 19. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Ravens | Sam Koch calls it a career Thu May 19, 03:00 PM
Baltimore Ravens P Sam Koch announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, May 19.Link to story
Giants | Kadarius Toney making a favorable impression Thu May 19, 02:31 PM
New York Giants WR Kadarius Toney has been 'great to work with' so far, according to offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.'He's been really attentive in meetings. He's doing all the right things on and off the field. I love his personality. He's one of those guys that brings a smile to the room. He has a bright personality. He's been great to work with,' Kafka told NJ.com before practice on Thursday, May 19.
|Footballguys view: Earlier this offseason, things looked dire for Toney and the new staff with some speculating the team would move him via trade. Now, all things are trending in a positive direction. Toney has fantastic playmaking ability and can move the chains when healthy. We'll see if the new staff continues to enjoy what they see from the second-year receiver.|
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Colts | Alec Pierce financials Thu May 19, 02:22 PM
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts second-round draft pick WR Alec Pierce signed a four-year contract worth $6.601 million on Tuesday, May 16. The deal includes a $1.98 million signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Pierce has a nice size/speed combination and can be a quarterback's best friend. He's physical at the point of the catch and can rip away passes from smaller defenders. We'll see how the rookie fits in opposite of Michael Pittman with the Colts.|
Jets | Garrett Wilson contract particulars Thu May 19, 02:15 PM
Updating a previous report, New York Jets first-round pick WR Garrett Wilson signed a four-year contract worth $20.554 million on Wednesday, May 18. The deal includes a fifth-year team option and a $12.128 million signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Wilson can flat out fly, and that's what the Jets are going to ask him to do. He's there to get open deep, but he can take short passes and turn them into long gains. Wilson reminds some in the scouting community of CeeDee Lamb because of his speed, body control and concentration. The Jets have put more weapons around QB Zach Wilson, and Garrett Wilson could be a favorite.|
Bengals | Daxton Hill financials Thu May 19, 02:09 PM
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick S Daxton Hill signed a four-year contract worth a fully guaranteed $11.667 million Wednesday, May 18. The deal includes a fifth-year team option and a signing bonus of $5.665 million.Link to story
Commanders | Jahan Dotson contract update Thu May 19, 02:05 PM
Updating a previous report, Washington Commanders first-round draft choice WR Jahan Dotson signed a four-year contract worth $15.048 million on Wednesday, May 18. The deal includes a fifth-year team option and a signing bonus of $8.124 million.
|Footballguys view: Dotson makes defenders look silly in the open field with his quickness. He has moves on top of moves when he's toting the rock. Dotson is undersized, but he's got strong hands and can make difficult catches seem routine. Washington needed another threat at the wide receiver position opposite of Terry McLaurin, and Dotson will get plenty of single coverage he can take advantage of.|
Giants | Azeez Ojulari noticeably bigger Thu May 19, 01:04 PM
New York Giants LB Azeez Ojulari told reporters Thursday, May 19, that he added about 10 pounds this offseason to get his weight up to 255, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic.Link to story
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Vikings | Irv Smith to have important role Wed May 18, 07:33 PM
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith will be a major part of the team's offense this season, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell.
|Footballguys view: This message should be received by all Fantasy GMs. The offense implemented by O'Connell can be quite tight end friendly. Smith has the talent to create mismatches anytime he steps onto the field. In most leagues, Smith is not being drafted at this time. If he is a major part of the team's offense then Fantasy GMs should project Smith as a TE2 with upside - either as a late-round pick or waiver wire speed dial guy.|
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Commanders | More on Drew Himmelman's release Wed May 18, 06:24 PM
Updating a previous report, Washington Commanders OT Drew Himmelman was released Wednesday, May 18, with a failed physical designation.Link to story
Rams | Four players re-signed Wed May 18, 06:05 PM
Free-agent TE Roger Carter (Rams), CB TJ Carter (Rams), S Daniel Isom (Rams) and WR Lance McCutcheon (Rams) signed with the Los Angeles Rams Wednesday, May 18. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.Link to story
Saints | Sharif Finch placed on IR Wed May 18, 05:54 PM
New Orleans Saints LB Sharif Finch (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, May 18.Link to story
Commanders | Brian Robinson signs contract Wed May 18, 05:48 PM
Washington Commanders third-round draft choice RB Brian Robinson Jr. signed four-year contract with the Commanders Wednesday, May 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Robinson has the ability to carry a large workload if asked. He was a one-year starter at Alabama, and Robinson had to patiently wait for his turn. Thus, he's got low miles on his tires and could be a better pro than he was a collegian. As a runner, Robinson is a one-cut downhill guy with intent. He's a better receiver than some give him credit for, so Robinson has three-down ability. He will begin his pro career as a backup to Antonio Gibson and could rotate in for some work as a reserve.|
Saints | Josh Black signs with New Orleans Wed May 18, 05:38 PM
Undrafted free-agent DT Josh Black (Syracuse) signed with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, May 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Commanders | Drew Himmelman cut Wed May 18, 05:11 PM
Washington Commanders OT Drew Himmelman was released Wednesday, May 18.Link to story
Patriots | Cameron McGrone working out Wed May 18, 05:09 PM
New England Patriots LB Cameron McGrone (knee) has been able to be on the field this offseason and is picking up the defense, according to linebackers coach Jerod Mayo.Link to story
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Browns | Parnell Motley joins Browns Wed May 18, 04:38 PM
Free-agent CB Parnell Motley (Lions) signed with the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, May 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Commanders | Jahan Dotson signs rookie deal Wed May 18, 03:50 PM
Washington Commanders first-round draft choice WR Jahan Dotson signed a four-year contract with the Commanders Wednesday, May 18, worth around $15.05 million, according to a source. The deal includes a fifth-year option.Link to story
Colts | Max Borghi removed from roster Wed May 18, 03:12 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Max Borghi was waived Wednesday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: The Colts added Phillip Lindsay in free agency this week, so Borghi could be let go. Undrafted out of Washington State, Borghi has receiving ability and can make defenders miss in the open field. Some team should add him as a camp body and potential practice squad player.|
Dolphins | Chris Streveler let go Wed May 18, 03:05 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Chris Streveler was waived Wednesday, May 18.Link to story
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Saints | Jameis Winston making progress Wed May 18, 02:53 PM
New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston (knee) recently began planting and throwing in what is the latest sign of progress in his rehab of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on Wednesday, May 18.
|Footballguys view: Everything seems to be trending in the right direction with Winston. He's the unquestioned starter, and Winston did look good last year before his knee injury. Winston is expected to be ready for training camp.|
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Chargers | Morgan Fox signing with LAC Wed May 18, 02:35 PM
Free agent DL Morgan Fox (Panthers) is signing an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, his agent revealed on Wednesday, May 18.Link to story
Colts | Parris Campbell fully participating Wed May 18, 02:00 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell has been fully participating in team drills during organized team activities, he revealed on Wednesday, May 18. Campbell also noted that this is his first offseason in the NFL in which he is fully healthy.
|Footballguys view: Campbell will battle with second round pick Alec Pierce to start opposite Michael Pittman. He has been a training camp standout in previous years, but hasn't been able to stay on the field.|
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Saints | Jarvis Landry's incentives revealed Wed May 18, 01:58 PM
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Jarvis Landry's one-year, $6 million max value contract includes a base salary of $1.12 million and a signing bonus of $1.88 million. The veteran has incentives that include $250,000 for 55 catches or $500,000 for 65 catches or $1 million for 75 catches. In addition, he gets $500,000 for each of the following: five receiving touchdowns, playing at least 48.5 percent of snaps, 60 catches and a playoff appearance, and 607 yards and a playoff appearance.Link to story
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Cardinals | Myjai Sanders signs rookie deal Wed May 18, 01:47 PM
Arizona Cardinals LB Myjai Sanders signed his four-year rookie contract on Wednesday, May 18. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Link to story
Jets | Garrett Wilson agrees to terms Wed May 18, 01:11 PM
New York Jets WR Garrett Wilson agreed to terms on a fully guaranteed four-year, $20.55 million rookie contract on Wednesday, May 18, per source. The deal will carry a fifth-year team option.
|Footballguys view: Wilson will definitely get on the field in three wide sets, but he'll have to overcome one of Corey Davis and Elijah Moore to be a true starter in the Jets offense. He's probably more of a wait and see prospect in redraft leagues with Zach Wilson still learning the ropes at quarterback entering his second year.|
Vikings | Dalvin Cook getting looks at WR Wed May 18, 12:57 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been lining up in bunch wide receiver sets in multiple formations during the team's organized team activities, The Athletic's Chad Graff reported on Tuesday, May 17.
|Footballguys view: KJ Osborn is the team's #3 receiver, but Alexander Mattison appeared to take a step forward last year, so perhaps putting Cook in the slot at times could give them their strongest personnel set. New head coach Kevin O'Connell could also be experimenting, so we'll wait to see if this carries over to camp before changing any projections for the usage of Cook, Osborn, and Mattison.|
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Vikings | Irv Smith making progress Wed May 18, 12:49 PM
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (knee) did some work during the team's workout on Tuesday, May 17, and is making progress in his rehab for a torn meniscus. 'He's little by little every single day doing more and more,' head coach Kevin O'Connell said.
|Footballguys view: Smith's meniscus injury was on the serious side, as it shut him down before the season began and he's still not full speed. If he comes back without incident, he should be the #3 option in the passing game and a possible fantasy TE1. He turns 24 in August despite already being in the league for three years.|
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Giants | Giants make slew of roster moves Wed May 18, 12:20 PM
Free agents DE Jalyn Holmes (Saints) and DB Henry Black (Packers) signed undisclosed contracts with the New York Giants on Wednesday, May 18. In addition, the Giants terminated the contract of LB Trent Harris, waived QB Brian Lewerke and DL Raymond Johnson, and waived DB Jordan Mosley with an injury settlement.Link to story
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Falcons | Marcus Mariota tops the depth chart Wed May 18, 12:09 PM
Atlanta Falcons QB Marcus Mariota is at the top of the quarterback depth chart ahead of the 2022 season, head coach Arthur Smith said recently. 'We've added competition certainly,' Smith said. 'Marcus being the veteran gives us a chance going forward. As with any position on this team, the best player is going to play, but obviously Marcus being the vet, that's the way it'll go starting out.'
|Footballguys view: Third round pick Desmond Ridder was reportedly the team's top quarterback in this year's class. While they didn't feel any urgency to move up to ensure they got him before the third round, that won't matter if Mariota falters or Ridder impresses in camp and the preseason. Both are good enough threats to produce as runners and the Falcons are likely to be playing from behind a lot, so both have value in superflex leagues.|
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Titans | TEN open to Derrick Henry extension Wed May 18, 11:35 AM
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry could get a one- or two-year contract extension in order to lower his 2022 and 2023 cap hits of $15 million and $15.5 million, respectively, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
|Footballguys view: This would clear up uncertainty about whether Henry will be on the team next year with a $12.5 million salary and only three million dead cap hit if he is released after next year. The team took Michigan RB Hassan Haskins in the fourth round this year, so an extension for Henry would hurt Haskins speculative dynasty value.|
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Giants | Big Blue signing pair of CBs Wed May 18, 11:16 AM
Free agent CB Maurice Canady (Cowboys) is signing an undisclosed contract with the New York Giants, NorthJersey.com's Art Stapleton reported on Wednesday, May 18. Also, Big Blue is signing free agent CB Khalil Dorsey, per his agent.Link to story
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Eagles | James Bradberry contract details Wed May 18, 11:01 AM
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles CB James Bradberry's one-year, $10 million contract will include $7.25 million in guaranteed money, and another $2.5 million in incentives, according to a source.Link to story
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Eagles | James Bradberry agrees with Eagles Wed May 18, 10:35 AM
Free-agent CB James Bradberry (Giants) agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal Wednesday, May 18, with the Philadelphia Eagles.
|Footballguys view: Bradberry gives the Eagles a big corner to match up against size at wide receiver while Darius Slay ties up #1 receivers and Avonte Maddox does his typical excellent work in the slot. The Eagles have improved on both sides of the ball and should push the Cowboys for the division title.|
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Bengals | Daxton Hill agrees to terms Wed May 18, 10:24 AM
Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick S Daxton Hill agreed to an undisclosed four-year deal Wednesday, May 18. The deal includes a fifth-year option.
|Footballguys view: Hill is a jack of all trades in the secondary, doing everything from covering the slot receiver to playing center field to coming up to support against the run. He'll greatly help a defense that will probably show a lot more three safety looks with the excellent duo of Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates in tow.|
Jaguars | Travon Walker adjusting to OLB Wed May 18, 09:40 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars No. 1 overall pick DE Travon Walker is extensively working at outside linebacker in minicamps. 'Just strictly working on outside linebacker things in practice I feel like I'm truly getting more comfortable with the position,' Walker said. 'There's always room for improvement. At Georgia we ran a lot of techniques, but once I got here, [I had to] break down a lot of those techniques that I learned at Georgia, and focus on that one thing. I (dropped into coverage) at Georgia, so I'm kind of used to it. But now, I'm working on it a lot more getting into seven-on-seven, so I'll get a lot more comfortable with dropping instead of just dropping every now and then.'
|Footballguys view: There's good reason to think Walker can adjust to outside linebacker, but it's not that often that a team takes a player #1 overall to play a different role that he did in college. Walker was more of a high ceiling projection than #2 pick Aidan Hutchinson, who was a high floor complete all-around end. With Walker and "the other" Josh Allen, the Jaguars could sport the best edge duo in the league sooner than later.|
Cardinals | Keaontay Ingram could have fantasy relevance Tue May 17, 11:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Keaontay Ingram may have 'huge fantasy potential in 2022,' ESPN's Eric Moody speculated. 'Ingram replaces Chase Edmonds, who averaged 13.3 touches last year and signed with the Dolphins during the offseason. With his rushing and receiving skills, Ingram can help Arizona fill this void. James Conner was re-signed after a fantastic 2021 season, but Ingram may have huge fantasy potential in 2022 given Conner's injury history.'
|Footballguys view: Eno Benjamin hasn't distinguished himself since Arizona took him in the seventh round two years ago, and he's Ingram's main competition for the backup role to James Conner, who hasn't made it through a season without missing at least two games. Ingram should be on your dynasty and redraft radar.|