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Steelers | Russell Wilson outplaying Justin Fields (Sun Jun 23, 09:13 AM)     [jump to this story]

Chargers | QB impressed with Ladd McConkey (Sat Jun 22, 09:16 AM)     [jump to this story]

Patriots | Rhamondre Stevenson gets long-term security (Thu Jun 20, 03:29 PM)     [jump to this story]

Bears | Rome Odunze Has Worked At All Three Receiver Spots (Mon Jun 17, 05:01 PM)     [jump to this story]

Cardinals | Marvin Harrison Jr. taking over (Mon Jun 17, 03:20 PM)     [jump to this story]


  Saints | Nate Latu gets the ax    Thu Jun 20, 04:31 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Nate Latu was waived on Thursday, June 20.

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  Broncos | Alec Mock cut    Thu Jun 20, 04:14 PM

Denver Broncos LB Alec Mock was waived on Thursday, June 20.

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  Falcons | Atlanta makes two signings official    Thu Jun 20, 04:01 PM

Free-agent OT Jaryd Jones-Smith (UFL) and DT Prince Emili (UFL) signed undisclosed contracts with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, June 20. OL Nolan Potter and DL Willington Previlon were released to make room for them on the roster.

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  Browns | Lonnie Phelps let go    Thu Jun 20, 03:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns DE Lonnie Phelps was waived on Thursday, June 20.

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  Colts | QB praises Adonai Mitchell    Thu Jun 20, 03:42 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Adonai Mitchell 'gets open a lot,' according to QB Anthony Richardson.

Footballguys view: Mitchell might be going a little too high in redraft and best ball because this is a crowded and low volume passing game, but having him as a complementary target will give Anthony Richardson more value as a passer and raise the ceiling of this offense as a whole. GM Chris Ballard came out combatively against negative character buzz around Mitchell after the draft in a good sign for the organization's belief in the mercurial prospect.

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  Texans | John Metchie showing growth    Thu Jun 20, 03:42 PM

Houston Texans WR John Metchie had made a significant leap, according to head coach DeMeco Ryans. 'You talk about a guy that's improved a lot through these OTAs and minicamp,' Ryans said. 'He's looking more explosive this second time around.'

Footballguys view: Not that C.J. Stroud needs any more weapons. This just makes the Texans passing game more wide receiver injury proof, but even without Metchie coming on last year, Stroud was able to make Noah Brown fantasy relevant when Tank Dell and/or Nico Collins was out last year. Metchie has already recovered from leukemia during his NFL career, so this is great news that puts him back on our dynasty radar.

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  Bengals | Mike Gesicki moves all over    Thu Jun 20, 03:42 PM

Cincinnati Bengals TE Mike Gesicki 'shifted all around the line of scrimmage' during the offseason program, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: The Bengals have helped C.J. Uzomah and Hayden Hurst get paid in free agency, and now it could be Gesicki's turn (we'll agree to forget about Irv Smith's blown opportunity last year). Joe Burrow will be looking for a new third option with Tyler Boyd gone in free agency to the Titans, and Gesicki could be it. He's free in early best ball drafts, but based on his play last year in New England, he should be.

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  Patriots | Rhamondre Stevenson gets long-term security    Thu Jun 20, 03:29 PM

New England Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson reportedly agreed on a four-year contract extension worth $36 million - including an $8 million signing bonus and $17 million guaranteed - on Thursday, June 20.

Footballguys view: Stevenson is getting starter money, so his ADP should rise to reflect that. Expect Stevenson to move up at least one round from his 7th/8th round early ADP on Underdog. Antonio Gibson loses luster as a late round sleepers on this news.

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  Rams | Tyler Higbee uncertain for start of season    Thu Jun 20, 02:50 PM

Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee (knee) is expected to be on the Physically Unable to Perform list during training camp, and his availability for the start of the regular season will be determined by his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament.

Footballguys view: The Rams signed Colby Parkinson to a three-year, $22.5 million deal, and 2023 fifth round pick Davis Allen produced better numbers than expected when Higbee was out last year, so there's some possible fantasy value here if Higbee is a non-factor as long as one of the two emerges as the primary receiving tight end. Both are waiver wire watch list material going into training camp.

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  Commanders | Jartavius Martin expected to start    Thu Jun 20, 02:49 PM

Washington Commanders S Jartavius Martin played a lot of nickel cornerback as a rookie in 2023, but he is expected to start alongside Jeremy Chinn at safety this season, according to Bryan Manning of Commanders Wire.

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  Jaguars | Denzel Mims officially on board    Thu Jun 20, 02:42 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent Denzel Mims (Steelers) signed an undisclosed contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, June 20. WR Kyric McGowan was waived to make room for him on the roster.

Footballguys view: The 2020 second round pick has enough physical talent to keep getting chances to impress and stick. He's not that different from Gabe Davis in his strengths and style of play, so it makes sense that the Jaguars would be interested. The odds are still against him making the final roster. He's going to turn 27 during the season, so Mims doesn't have a lot of latent upside left to tap in his career arc.

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  Browns | Siaki Ika in danger of getting cut?    Thu Jun 20, 02:25 PM

Cleveland Browns seventh-round draft choice DT Jowon Briggs and 2023 third-round draft choice Siaki Ika will likely compete for a roster spot in training camp, according to Cory Kinnan of BrownsWire.

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  Browns | Lonnie Phelps in legal trouble    Thu Jun 20, 02:01 PM

Cleveland Browns DE Lonnie Phelps was charged with drunk driving after he crashed his vehicle into a Florida restaurant on Wednesday, June 19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  Saints | Roderic Teamer lands with Saints    Thu Jun 20, 10:38 AM

Free-agent S Roderic Teamer (Raiders) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, June 20.

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  Jaguars | Denzel Mims lands with Jaguars    Thu Jun 20, 09:30 AM

Free-agent WR Denzel Mims (Steelers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, June 20.

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  49ers | George Kittle dropped weight    Thu Jun 20, 09:25 AM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (core) said he lost around 30 pounds this offseason after undergoing core muscle surgery but has started training again and feels close to full strength. He said he would like to add around 10 more pounds to feel like he is in playing shape.

Footballguys view: Kittle is the classic glass half full/glass half empty player. This could still be seen as a positive item because Kittle played about half of the season with this injury last year and now that it has been surgically corrected, it shouldn't affect him. It can also be seen as a negative simply because of the weight loss signifying that this won't be a typical offseason for Kittle. Fantasy players have bumped him down to TE7, which more than prices in the sometimes bumpy ride that comes with drafting Kittle.

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  Bengals | No extension expected for Tee Higgins    Thu Jun 20, 09:25 AM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins is not expected to sign a contract extension with the Bengals this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Higgins doesn't appear to be in the Bengals long term plans, but they are making a push to return to the Super Bowl this year, so they are willing to pay him almost 22 million for his services. Next year, they could tag him for a little over $26 million, but ESPN's Jeremy Fowler has already said that is unlikely to happen. Third round pick Jermaine Burton could take off in dynasty leagues next year and should get opportunities in three wide sets this year, but 2023 sixth round pick Andrei Iosivas could also stake a claim to Higgins outside receiver spot in 2025.

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  Jaguars | Contract details for Kyric McGowan    Thu Jun 20, 01:04 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Kyric McGowan signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the club.

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  Chargers | Ladd McConkey officially in the fold    Thu Jun 20, 12:18 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Ladd McConkey officially signed his rookie contract on Wednesday, June 19.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray putting in extra work    Wed Jun 19, 09:10 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has been working with his receivers on the weekends to try to perfect his timing.

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  NFL | James Washington looking to play again    Wed Jun 19, 08:41 PM

Free-agent WR James Washington (Colts) is looking to return to the NFL and has received interest from several teams. He could start working out for teams in the near future.

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  Bills | Josh Allen looking to work with WRs    Wed Jun 19, 07:12 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen said he plans to work out with the wide receivers before training camp begins.

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  Giants | Isaiah Simmons missed workouts    Wed Jun 19, 07:12 PM

New York Giants LB Isaiah Simmons (undisclosed) did not participate in offseason workouts because of an undisclosed injury.

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  Giants | Jordan Phillips limited during offseason    Wed Jun 19, 07:00 PM

New York Giants DT Jordan Phillips (wrist) did not participate in team drills during offseason workouts because he is recovering from wrist surgery.

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  NFL | Tyre Phillips on track for camp    Wed Jun 19, 06:51 PM

Free-agent OT Tyre Phillips (quadriceps) is on track with his recovery from a quadriceps injury and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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  Jets | Vitaliy Gurman let go    Wed Jun 19, 05:56 PM

New York Jets OT Vitaliy Gurman was released Wednesday, June 19.

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  Giants | Matt Breida could return    Wed Jun 19, 05:28 PM

Free-agent RB Matt Breida (Giants) is an option for the New York Giants to sign before the start of training camp, in the opinion of The Athletic's Dan Duggan.

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  Colts | Anthony Richardson to work out with WRs    Wed Jun 19, 05:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Anthony Richardson said he plans to work out with some of the wide receivers on the roster before the start of training camp.

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  Texans | Nico Collins sets goal for 2024    Wed Jun 19, 04:39 PM

Houston Texans WR Nico Collins said he hopes to finish with at least 1,500 receiving yards this upcoming season.

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  Packers | Jack Podlesny off roster    Wed Jun 19, 04:00 PM

Green Bay Packers PK Jack Podlesny was released Wednesday, June 19.

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  Steelers | Michael Thomas unlikely an option    Wed Jun 19, 03:57 PM

Free-agent WR Michael Thomas (Saints) has not received interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers and is not believed to be the type of receiver the team is looking to add.

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  Browns | Deshaun Watson ahead of schedule    Wed Jun 19, 03:25 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in terms of his recovery from shoulder surgery, according to general manager Andrew Berry.

Footballguys view: Watson hasn't been the same since joining the Browns. The team hired Ken Dorsey as offensive coordinator in part to help Watson find his game. Fantasy players don't seem sold on a bounceback, with Watson falling to the late rounds of early drafts. If he can play the way he did with the Texans, Watson will be a huge value in fantasy football this year.

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  NFL | Connor Williams receiving interest    Wed Jun 19, 03:25 PM

Free-agent C Connor Williams (knee) is receiving interest from several teams and expects to be ready to play once the regular season begins. He plans to sign with a team before the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: The Eagles, Jets, Chargers, Bears, and Giants are all possible landing spots for Williams, who is a solid starter that can upgrade unit with questions on the interior offensive line. A return to the Dolphins isn't out of the question. Williams is one of the more consequential free agents left on the market.

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  49ers | SF wants to keep Brandon Aiyuk    Wed Jun 19, 03:11 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk is a player the 49ers wants to sign to an extension but are not willing to match his asking price at this point, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The negotiations are not believed to be dead at this point.

Footballguys view: We're probably talking about the difference between something like 26 and 28 million per year. Aiyuk's camp is going to push for the most they think they can get in an ever-rising wide receiver salary scale, while the 49ers are going to be measured and pay Aiyuk what they think will get him to sign when the dust settles. That the two sides are still looking for middle ground is a good sign that this will get done. Any team trading for Aiyuk would have to pay him at a level that make the 49ers reluctant and give up a good draft pick to boot.

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  Seahawks | Ricky Person joining Seahawks    Wed Jun 19, 03:11 PM

Free-agent RB Ricky Person Jr. (Ravens) agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, June 18, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Person is 6'1" 222 and coming off of a solid UFL season with the Birmingham Stallions. He has been in the Ravens organization previously, but hasn't appeared in a regular season game. He'll have an uphill battle to make the roster with 2023 seventh round pick Kenny McIntosh and 2024 UDFA George Holani his main competition for the third or fourth spot behind Kenneth Walker and Zach Charbonnet.

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  Chargers | Praise Olatoke financials    Wed Jun 19, 03:11 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Praise Olatoke (Ohio State) signed a three-year contract worth $2.83 million with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Olatoke is 6'2" 205, and he has been clocked at 10.27 in the 100 meter dash. Olatoke also ran a 4.36 40 at the International Pathway Program (IPP) combine earlier this year. He has very little football experience, coming over from Nigeria to attend Ohio State, but he did play some club football. He's part of the IPP and won't count against the team's 90 man roster limit.

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  Falcons | Falcons signing Prince Emili    Wed Jun 19, 02:13 PM

Free-agent DT Prince Emili (UFL) is signing with the Atlanta Falcons, per source on Wednesday, June 19. The length and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Broncos | Broncos signing UFL defender    Wed Jun 19, 02:11 PM

Free-agent DE Dondrea Tillman (UFL) is signing with the Denver Broncos, per source on Wednesday, June 19. The deal is for three years and $2.84 million and includes a signing bonus of $10,000.

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  Panthers | Panthers interested in UFL standout    Wed Jun 19, 01:25 PM

Free-agent DE Breeland Speaks (UFL) is drawing interest from the Carolina Panthers, per source on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Titans | Titans interested in Breeland Speaks    Wed Jun 19, 01:25 PM

Free-agent DE Breeland Speaks (UFL) is drawing interest from the Tennessee Titans, per source on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Steelers | Trenton Thompson cut loose    Wed Jun 19, 12:39 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers S Trenton Thompson was waived on Wednesday, June 19.

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  Cowboys | Cowboys to sign UFL standout    Wed Jun 19, 12:31 PM

Free-agent LB Willie Harvey Jr. (UFL) plans to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, per source on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Cowboys | Cowboys working out UFL standout    Wed Jun 19, 12:05 PM

Free-agent LB Jonathan Garvin (UFL) is working out for the Dallas Cowboys, per his agents on Wednesday, June 19.

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  Browns | Amari Cooper wants more years    Wed Jun 19, 11:25 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Amari Cooper and the team remain at odds over the length of a potential extension, according to sources. Cooper is seeking a contract extension of at least two years guaranteed. The Browns, however, are reluctant to offer Cooper beyond a one-year extension. They have have been willing to include some guaranteed money for the extra year.

Footballguys view: Cooper wants to get a reset on his compensation to current elevated wide receiver pay levels, and over multiple years. The Browns were smart to acquire Cooper for only a fifth round pick when the Cowboys thought he was overpaid at $20 million a season. Now they face a similar decision after signing Jerry Jeudy - whom the Broncos clearly were not attached to - to a multi-year extension following his acquisition.

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  Dolphins | Marcus Maye contact numbers    Wed Jun 19, 09:38 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent S Marcus Maye (Saints) signed a one-year contract worth $1.3775 million - including a $167,600 signing bonus - with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Maye will provide much needed veteran depth behind Jevon Holland and Jordan Poyer. He'll compete with Elijah Campbell for snaps as the third safety. Nik Needham is also being cross-trained at safety and could figure into the position battle for the #3 safety job. Campbell could still make the team because of his special teams contributions and ability to play cornerback.

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  Jets | Takkarist McKinley financials    Wed Jun 19, 09:38 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DE Takkarist McKinley (Cowboys) signed a one-year contract worth $1.125 million with the New York Jets on Tuesday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Football lore remembers the Cowboys taking Taco Charlton over T.J. Watt, but the Atlanta Falcons also took an edge rusher a few picks ahead of Watt that didn't make it to the end of his rookie deal. McKinley was selected with the 26th pick of the 2017 draft - one pick ahead of Tre'Davious White - and they moved up five spots to do it. McKinley has been with the Raiders, Browns, Titans, Rams, and Cowboys since. He made the Jets after a tryout and will be reunited with Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, who was the Falcons linebackers coach when they selected him in 2017.

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  Dolphins | Calais Campbell will move up and down the line    Tue Jun 18, 10:18 PM

Miami Dolphins DL Calais Campbell told reporters on Monday, June 17, that he will be 'very surprised if I don't play literally every position on the d-line at some point in time (in 2024).'

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  NFL | David Bakhtiari wants to continue playing    Tue Jun 18, 08:26 PM

Free-agent OT David Bakhtiari (Packers) said he is happy with his progress from his latest knee surgery and hopes to be able to play a few more seasons.

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  Jets | Kohl Levao joining Jets    Tue Jun 18, 07:42 PM

Free-agent OG Kohl Levao (UFL) agreed to terms with the New York Jets Tuesday, June 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Titans | T'Vondre Sweat expected for camp    Tue Jun 18, 07:37 PM

Tennessee Titans DT T'Vondre Sweat (undisclosed) has been dealing with an injury but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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