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Feb
25

Mariota trade market suddenly dries up

Last week, Las Vegas Raiders backup quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA seemed like a strong candidate to be the next signal-caller on the move. This week, the trade market for Mariota appears toMore have “dried up significantly” according to the NFL Network. While Mariota’s base contract of just over $10 million per year is reasonable, his deal also has incentives that could add an additional $12 million per year. If no team is willing to take on Mariota’s incentive laden contract, the Raiders could be forced to release him due to their current salary cap woes. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
25

Seahawks re-sign RB Collins

The Seattle Seahawks added depth to their backfield on Wednesday by re-signing veteran running back ALEX COLLINS to a one-year deal. Collins becomes Seattle’s fourth running back under contract heading intoMore the 2021 season. Unfortunately, the team’s top two running backs from 2020 – CHRIS CARSON and CARLOS HYDE – are likely to head into free agency. Less

Source: Seattle Times

Feb
25

Raiders officially release WR Williams

The Las Vegas Raiders officially released oft-injured wide receiver TYRELL WILLIAMS on Wednesday. The team was expected to release him at the start of the new league year but instead releasedMore him three weeks ahead of the start of free agency. The release saves the Raiders, one of the most salary cap strapped teams in the league, $10.6 million dollars against the salary cap. Less

Source: Team Blog

Feb
25

49ers GM Lynch expects Garoppolo to resume starting role in 2021

San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch said this week that he has no doubt that quarterback JIMMY GAROPPOLO will return as the team’s starter heading into the 2021 season. Lynch didMore add that Garoppolo will need to stay injury-free, something he has failed to do in two of the past three seasons. While the 49ers are a significantly better team with Garoppolo at the helm, he has missed 23 games over the past three seasons with injuries. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Feb
25

Green Bay RB Williams hoping to remain with Packers

Green Bay Packers running back JAMAAL WILLIAMS said this week that he would love “to be a Packer all my life”. With his existing contract set to expire, however, Williams addedMore that he is prepared to head into free agency if the Packers do not offer a new deal. Green Bay is currently strapped by the salary cap and may let Williams test the open market before making a real push to bring him back. The Packers also selected A.J. DILLON in the second round of last year’s draft as a possible replacement should Williams or fellow running back AARON JONES leave in free agency. Less

Source: Team Blog

Feb
25

Jaguars and veteran TE Eifert to part ways

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not planning to renew the team option on veteran tight end TYLER EIFERT’s contract, saving the team just over $5 million in salary cap space. The moveMore is not surprising given Eifert’s underwhelming 2020 season in which he managed just 26 receptions for 349 yards and 2 touchdowns. While the Jaguars have plenty of salary cap space, they expect more production from a number one tight end. Less

Source: Team Blog

Feb
25

Roethlisberger to return to Steelers for 18th NFL season

Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER and team president Art Rooney II met on Tuesday and mutually agreed on Big Ben’s return to the Steelers for the 2021 season. The two sides willMore still need to agree on a restructuring of Roethlisberger’s contract, which is the obvious next step in the process. Roethlisberger turns 39 next week and will be entering his 18th NFL season. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune

Feb
25

Veteran WR Bryant planning to play two more seasons

Veteran wide receiver DEZ BRYANT said earlier this week via social media that he plans to play two more seasons in the NFL. The 32-year-old Bryant added that he has noMore interest in returning to Baltimore for those two years, and the feeling appears to be mutual from the Ravens perspective. Bryant played in just six games for the Ravens in 2020, making 6 catches for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Feb
25

Eagles to release veteran WR Jeffery

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to release veteran wide receiver ALSHON JEFFERY when the new league year begins in March. Jeffery’s departure follows DESEAN JACKSON’s release, making it two veteran cutsMore for the salary cap-strapped Eagles. The 31-year-old Jeffery will likely land with another team, but his days in Philadelphia have come to an end. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
22

Panthers gearing-up for run at QB Watson?

The Carolina Panthers cleared $19.9 million in salary-cap space this week with the release of four players. The moves brought a team previously strapped for cap room to near the topMore 10 teams in the league in cap space. The Panthers are reportedly planning to make a strong run at Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON if the Texans grant his wish to be traded. The recent moves seem to put Carolina in a good position to do so. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Feb
22

Bills looking to upgrade TE position in 2021

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane said recently that the team would look into upgrading the tight end position after the trio of TYLER KROFT, LEE SMITH, and DAWSON KNOX combined forMore just 442 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns last season. While Beane noted that there was improvement late in the season, he added that the team would investigate ways to add competition through free agency or the draft. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Feb
22

Packers release veteran OT Wagner

The Green Bay Packers released veteran offensive tackle RICK WAGNER last week in a move that should save the team just over $4 million against the salary cap. Unfortunately, with theMore release of Wagner and star left tackle DAVID BAKHTIARI still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the regular-season finale, the Packers could be thin along the offensive line heading into the 2021 season. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Feb
22

49ers CB Sherman praises Scorin’ McLaurin

San Francisco veteran cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN said recently that Washington wide receiver TERRY MCLAURIN is one of the “better up-and-coming wideouts in the league”. That’s high praise coming from a veteranMore cornerback who has defended his share of star wide receivers over the years. Sherman added that he felt McLaurin could be “special” if the Football Team could ever find a second wide receiver stretch the field and prevent constant double teams. Less

Source: NFL.com

Feb
22

Lions OC thinks sky is the limit for TE Hockenson

New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is expecting big things from Pro Bowl tight end T.J. HOCKENSON heading into the upcoming 2021 season. Lynn said recently that Hockenson did someMore nice things last season, adding that he believes the “ceiling is even higher” this year. Fantasy owners should note that the tight end was a big part of Lynn’s offenses during his previous coaching stints with the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills. Less

Source: Team Website

Feb
22

Bears, WR Robinson have reached a “fork in the road”

Chicago Bears wide receiver ALLEN ROBINSON said late last week that he and the team have reached what appears to be “a fork in the road”. Despite his back-to-back 1,000-yard seasonsMore (while carrying an otherwise horrible offense), the Bears seem more inclined to use the franchise tag on Robinson than to sign him to a long-term extension. While Robinson said that he would welcome a return to the Bears, he acknowledged that it does not seem likely. Less

Source: Team Blog

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