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Tom Brady QB - NE Brady's four-game suspension -- which st...
Brady's four-game suspension -- which stemmed from the quarterback's alleged role in "Deflategate" -- was reinstated Monday by an appeals court ruling, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: With Monday's ruling, Brady is now in line to miss contests against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills out of the gate. He would thus be eligible to make his regular season debut against the Browns in Week 5. It remains to be seen precisely what recourse the QB has with regard to the decision, but the stage is currently set for Jimmy Garoppolo to serve as the Patriots' starting signal-caller for the first quarter of the 2016 campaign.By Rotowire.com
Sam Bradford QB - PHI Bradford has informed the Eagles that he...
Bradford has informed the Eagles that he wants to be traded and will not participate in their offseason program any longer, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Bradford's request for a trade comes after the Eagles traded into the draft's No. 2 slot, where they're widely expected to select another quarterback. That situation would cast a shadow over Bradford's starting position, something he evidently wouldn't appreciate after signing a two-year, $36 million extension with the team earlier this offseason. As a result, Bradford hopes to be dealt elsewhere in search of a less contentious starting gig, and will remain away from the Eagles while awaiting a trade.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - WAS Norman contacted Panthers team officials...
Norman contacted Panthers team officials in an attempt to sign his franchise tag shortly after Carolina rescinded its offer last week, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Impacts: Norman was reportedly blindsided by the Panthers withdrawing their offer, but hoped to sign his $13.95 million tag once the team's plan to move on from him was made public. However, with general manager Dave Gettleman unwilling to meet Norman's long-term contract demands, and also intrigued by the cap flexibility that would be opened by parting with Norman, the Panthers declined on Norman's offer to sign. From there, Norman ended up signing a record-setting five-year, $75 million deal with the Redskins, cementing his NFL future while making his departure from the Panthers official.By Rotowire.com
Trent Richardson RB - BAL Richardson, who once weighed as much as...
Richardson, who once weighed as much as 240 pounds, is now down to just 218 pounds, the Ravens' official website reports.
Impacts: Cut by the Raiders during training camp last year, the former No. 3 overall pick spent the entire 2015 regular season out of the NFL. Prior to that, Richardson was a major disappointment for both the Browns and Colts, with poor conditioning and family issues reportedly playing a role. The Ravens are giving him what may be his final shot in the NFL, but even if he's vastly improved, Richardson will likely just be competing for one of the final roster spots. Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen are still expected to battle for the starting job.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - WAS Norman signed a five-year, $75 million c...
Norman signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Norman refused to sign the franchise tag that would have netted him approximately $14 million in 2016 with the hopes of signing a bigger deal. While the Panthers were unwilling to do so and subsequently let him walk via free agency, it appears Washington will spend up following a 2016 campaign that moved him into elite status among cornerbacks. Considered a position of need heading into the draft, the Redskins will now likely pass on it early in the draft, while Norman figures to serve as the team's lockdown corner against the likes of Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr., who he will now face twice a year.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - CAR The Panthers have rescinded the franchis...
The Panthers have rescinded the franchise tag they had placed on Norman, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: As a result, the star cornerback becomes an unrestricted free agent, and based on a statement released by GM Dave Gettleman, it appears clear that the Panthers are indeed of a mind to move on from Norman. Per Gettleman: "After a number of conversations with Josh's agent we realized that a long-term deal was not attainable. We have decided to rescind the Franchise Tag freeing Josh to immediately become a UFA. We thank Josh for all his contributions and truly wish him well." The 28-year-old Norman is coming off a Pro Bowl season in 2015, in which he recorded 56 tackles, three forced fumbles and four picks in 16 games for the Panthers.By Rotowire.com
Ronnie Hillman RB - DEN Hillman has signed a one-year deal to re...
Hillman has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Broncos, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Now that Hillman is back in the fold, he'll work in a complementary role behind C.J. Anderson, whose four-year, $18-million offer sheet (from Miami) the Broncos elected to match. Also currently on the team's RB depth chart are Juwan Thompson, Kapri Bibbs, and Cyrus Gray. In 16 games with Denver last season, Hillman logged 207 carries for 863 yards and seven touchdowns, while adding 24 catches for 111 yards in that span.By Rotowire.com
Jordy Nelson WR - GB Nelson (knee) participated in the first...
Nelson (knee) participated in the first day of the Packers' offseason program Monday, and afterward assessed his rehab program by saying, "We're right where we want to be."
Impacts: Nelson characteristically didn't make any proclamations on when he'll be 100 percent, but it's telling that he reported no "mental blocks" or worries about losing a step after going through Monday's workout. Following the torn ACL suffered last preseason, all indications suggest that he's been recovering with great progress, shedding positive light on his outlook ahead of Week 1. Nonetheless, Nelson's involvement will have to be monitored throughout the build-up to this season, and onlookers should expect the Packers to take every precaution necessary with their star wideout.By Rotowire.com
Case Keenum QB - STL Keenum signed his first-round tender wit...
Keenum signed his first-round tender with the Rams on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Keenum's deal will equate to about $3.6 million for this season, but with the Rams potentially drafting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, it's unclear if Keenum's future remains in Los Angeles. With Nick Foles also on the Rams' roster after signing a two-year, $24.5 million deal last offseason, Keenum is a far more affordable trade option for potential suitors, though Los Angeles would probably rather get rid of Foles. Either way, it wouldn't surprise if one of the team's veteran signal-callers is dealt prior to training camp.By Rotowire.com
Josh Norman CB - CAR Norman will not report for the Panthers'...
Norman will not report for the Panthers' offseason workouts next week, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Norman remains in search of a long-term extension with the Panthers, so he hasn't signed the roughly $14 million franchise tag offered to him last month. Until Carolina's management displays a willingness to come closer to the contract terms proposed by Norman's camp, he's expected to remain away from the team and cannot be fined for doing so, since he technically isn't under contract at the moment.By Rotowire.com
Josh Brown K - NYG Browns is slated to re-sign with the Gia...
Browns is slated to re-sign with the Giants on a two-year, $4 million deal, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Brown is fresh off the best statistical season of his 13-year career, as he converted 30-of-32 field goal attempts for the Giants last year. Although he'll turn 37 years old soon, Brown has shown little signs of aging and should provide a reliable weapon in New York's kicking game for the next couple campaigns.By Rotowire.com
Nick Foles QB - STL Foles' future with the Rams is probably...
Foles' future with the Rams is probably the most uncertain among the team's quarterbacks, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impacts: Foles signed a lucrative two-year, $24.5 million contract after being traded to the Rams last offseason, but was eventually benched after failing to live up to expectations. Since then, the Rams have not only traded for the No. 1 pick in the draft, where they're expected to select a quarterback, but the team has also offered a first-round tender to Case Keenum and expressed interest in developing third-stringer Sean Mannion. That leaves Foles as a glorified reserve who could garner interest on the trade market, thus making his outlook this season potentially subject to change.By Rotowire.com
Trent Richardson RB - BAL Richardson has signed with the Ravens.
Richardson has signed with the Ravens.
Impacts: Richardson had been in talks with the Ravens for most of this offseason, and after working out for Baltimore again on Monday morning, the team signed him before the start of its offseason strength and conditioning program. After getting cut by the Raiders ahead of last season, he hasn't played since the 2014 campaign, when he averaged just 3.3 YPC on 159 carries and scored three times for the Colts. A noteworthy first-round bust, Richardson will hope to revive his career by first making the Ravens' roster this season.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - Fitzpatrick and the Jets are unlikely to...
Fitzpatrick and the Jets are unlikely to reach agreement on a new contract before next week's NFL Draft, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain far apart on terms to a new contract, which could lead the team to address the quarterback position through the draft. That being said, Fitzpatrick is fresh off a career-best 3,905 passing yards and 31 touchdowns last season, and his long-standing relationship with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could prove invaluable to the Jets' hopes of making the playoffs this season. As a result, Fitzpatrick and New York could still reach a contract agreement, but it appears he'll have to wait a bit longer if that indeed comes to fruition.By Rotowire.com
Brian Hoyer QB - Hoyer has been released by the Texans,...
Hoyer has been released by the Texans, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: With the Texans having signed quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract earlier this offseason, it's no surprise that Hoyer is moving on. He'll now look to catch on elsewhere, though it remains to be seen if Hoyer's next team signs him as clear backup, or presents him with an opportunity to compete for a starting job.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Browner CB - SEA The Seahawks have brought back Browner o...
The Seahawks have brought back Browner on a one-year contract with the team, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Browner, who had left the Seahawks after the 2013 season, rejoins the team's cornerback mix, thus reuniting the nucleus of the original "Legion of Boom" secondary, which also includes Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. In 16 games for the Saints last season, Browner -- who turns 32 in August -- notched 76 tackles and a pick, but was also was flagged for a staggering total 24 penalties in the span.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo said Saturday that his rehab from c...
Romo said Saturday that his rehab from collarbone surgery continues to go well and that he's been able to fully participate in his throwing program for over a week, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "It's been going great [during unofficial team workouts] for the last two, three weeks – just getting them going and being able to go full speed and all that stuff. It's been great," Romo said. "I can throw fully. I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks. It's been good."
Impacts: It's certainly encouraging that Romo's recovery has gone without a hitch so far, but there will still be a lot of question marks around the 36-year-old in 2016 after he played in just four games last season due to two collarbone fractures, and hasn't made it through a full 16-game schedule unscathed since 2012. If he's able to stay healthy, the Cowboys have the talent around him to make Romo a very productive fantasy QB, but at this point, that remains a very large 'if'.By Rotowire.com
Percy Harvin WR - Harvin (hip/knee) has reportedly told th...
Harvin (hip/knee) has reportedly told the Bills that he plans to retire as a player, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Harvin, who turns 28 next month, has been limited by injuries over the past few seasons, thus cutting short a football career that once looked highly promising after the Vikings selected the dynamic offensive threat with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Graham TE - SEA Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to...
Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to play Week 1, general manager John Schneider told Seattle's KJR radio Wednesday.
Impacts: Graham ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season. Schneider said Graham might not be ready for the first couple preseason games, but that getting him ready for Week 1 is the priority. That still might be optimistic, as patella ruptures are notoriously severe injuries.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE The NFL has denied Gordon's request for...
The NFL has denied Gordon's request for reinstatement from his one-year suspension for repeated violations of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Gordon's next opportunity to apply for reinstatement will arrive on Aug. 1, according Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Impacts: On Monday, it was widely reported that Gordon had failed a drug test in March. Both the A and B samples were revealed to have "traces of marijuana and dilute," and despite the former falling short of the threshold required for a positive test, his presence in Stage 3 of the drug program sealed his fate. Once Aug. 1 rolls around, Gordon will have the chance to reapply, though commissioner Roger Goodell is notorious for taking longer than the 60-day mandate for a response recommended under the current CBA. As a result, Gordon is in danger of missing his second season in a row.By Rotowire.com
LeGarrette Blount RB - NE Blount has signed a one-year deal to rem...
Blount has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Patriots, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: The 29-year-old Blount, who landed on IR last December after suffering a chipped bone in his hip, is said to be back to 100 percent, so the 6-foot, 250-pounder will now look to reprise his role as the Patriots' top power back. While the terms of his deal with the team have not been made public, given that Blount lasted this long in free agency suggests that a team-friendly deal is in play here. When he was on the field in 2015, Blount logged 165 carries for 703 yards and six TDs over a 12 game span. His experience and level of success in the New England offense makes this a low-risk reunion, though the likes of Dion Lewis, James White, Donald Brown and Brandon Bolden remain in the mix for touches in the team's backfield. Moreover, it wouldn't surprise us to see the team land another running back option at or after the NFL draft later this month.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE ESPN.com relays that Gordon reportedly f...
ESPN.com relays that Gordon reportedly failed a drug test last month.
Impacts: Gordon, who remains suspended indefinitely by the NFL, had applied to the league for reinstatement this winter, but if this latest report is accurate, then his cause on the reinstatement front would obviously take a hit. Per NFL.com, the drug test said to be in question here "showed traces of marijuana and dilute." The talented 24-year-old wideout last took an NFL field for a game back on Dec. 21, 2014.By Rotowire.com
Thomas Rawls RB - SEA Rawls, who is bouncing back from a seaso...
Rawls, who is bouncing back from a season-ending broken ankle that he suffered in Week 14 last season, maintains that he plans to "be ready for (training) camp."
Impacts: "I'm just taking it day by day," Rawls noted with regard to his recovery from his ankle injury. "I'm getting better. I'm walking on my own, I'm doing a lot of good things, and my recovery is coming very quickly, so I'm looking forward to being out there very soon." Rawls, who ended up rushing for 830 yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries during his rookie season in 2015, appears poised to take over the Seahawks' starting tailback job from Marshawn Lynch, who announced his retirement as a player this offseason. Joining Rawls in the team's backfield mix at this time are Christine Michael and Cameron Marshall, but the team is sure to add some depth on that front, presumably no later than the upcoming NFL draft.By Rotowire.com
Justin Forsett RB - BAL Forsett, who is bouncing back from a bro...
Forsett, who is bouncing back from a broken arm that landed him on IR last season, noted recently that his recovery is progressing well, while adding that he has already resumed lifting weights.
Impacts: Moreover, the report notes that Forsett plans to undergo X-rays in the next week in order to see just how far along he is in his recovery, but at this stage, he expects to be back to 100 percent before too long. Once he is, Forsett is slated to approach offseason workouts "as the leader in the race" for the team's top running back job, but he'll face some competition on that front from the likes of Buck Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West, and possibly Trent Richardson, who is expected to join the team's backfield mix. Before suffering his injury last November, Forsett started the Ravens' first 10 games of the 2015 season, recording 641 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 151 attempts, to go along with 31 catches for 153 receiving yards in that span.By Rotowire.com
Donte Whitner S - CLE Whitner was released by the Browns on Sa...
Whitner was released by the Browns on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Whitner had a solid season in Cleveland, during which he was the second leading tackler on the team with 81 combined tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. With as much productivity he had during his 2015-16 campaign, it's a bit of a surprise the Browns aren't keeping the 30-year-old around. Expect Whitner to sign on with another squad, but his IDP fantasy value may take a hit.By Rotowire.com
Brandon LaFell WR - CIN The Bengals and LaFell agreed to a contr...
The Bengals and LaFell agreed to a contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impacts: Cincinnati's receiving corps was laid bare in the opening days of free agency, as Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu landed elsewhere. There was little doubt that the front office would make a move for a veteran presence in advance of the NFL Draft, and LaFell should serve capably, but without flash. In six seasons with the Panthers and Patriots, he averaged 13.9 YPC while reaching the end zone 20 times in 87 games.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - Foster (Achilles) visited the Dolphins o...
Foster (Achilles) visited the Dolphins on Tuesday but left without a contract offer, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Afterward, Miami executive Mike Tannenbaum told Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that Foster is "a little bit away" from being healthy.
Impacts: Foster is five months removed from tearing the Achilles in his right foot, so it's no surprise that he remains in the midst of rehabilitation. Coming off a three-year span in which he appeared in 25 of a possible 48 games, an incentive-laden deal is likely in the 29-year-old's future, but a team such as the Dolphins could use his veteran presence to groom 2015 fifth-round pick Jay Ajayi with Lamar Miller poised to serve as Foster's replacement in Houston. While other organizations are sure to inquire about Foster, his status for the 2016 campaign remains in limbo.By Rotowire.com
Stevan Ridley RB - Ridley will visit the Lions on Tuesday,...
Ridley will visit the Lions on Tuesday, the Detroit News reports.
Impacts: Coming off a torn ACL in October of 2014, Ridley gained 90 yards on just 36 carries in eight games with the Jets last season. He may be in better condition with the injury further behind him, but he'll probably have to compete for a roster spot wherever he ends up signing. Detroit would offer some potential for a significant role, as the Lions could use an early-down/short-yardage back to replace Joique Bell.By Rotowire.com
Karlos Dansby LB - Dansby is signing with the Bengals, NFL....
Dansby is signing with the Bengals, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impacts: Released by the division-rival Browns a couple weeks ago, the 34-year-old Dansby may have to compete for snaps in Cincinnati, despite recording 108 tackles and three interceptions last season. At the very least, he'll help the Bengals get by while Vontaze Burfict (suspension) sits out the first three weeks of the season.By Rotowire.com
Kevin White WR - CHI General manager Ryan Pace stated that Wh...
General manager Ryan Pace stated that White (shin) is fully healthy after missing the entire 2015 season, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Impacts: In addition to missing his entire rookie campaign, White was barely able to practice, making the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft the equivalent of a rookie in 2016. He'll clearly benefit from Alshon Jeffery drawing the focus from opposing defenses, but White is hardly a finished product, as he only had one big season in college. In addition, he underwhelmed as a receiver before his senior year. However, he posted a blazing 4.35 40 at the combine while impressing in both the vertical leap and broad jump drills. He'll be a player to watch closely in training camp since his skill set suggests he has high-end upside.By Rotowire.com
Jared Cook TE - Cook is on the verge of signing with the...
Cook is on the verge of signing with the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Impacts: The two sides had discussions earlier this month and did not agree to a deal, but it appears they kept in touch, and have now agreed to contract terms. Expect full details to be announced shortly.By Rotowire.com
Nate Washington WR - NE The Patriots have signed Washington.
The Patriots have signed Washington.
Impacts: Washington figures to transition well to the Patriots' offense, having played this past season with the Texans, who are coached by former New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound wideout, who turns 33 in August, can still present a downfield option at this stage of his career, and with the Patriots looking for an added outside presence at the position, Washington could be a solid complement to the likes of Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and fellow newcomer Chris Hogan. Washington is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he recorded 47 catches for 658 yards and four TDs with the Texans over 14 games.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - CLE Griffin agreed to a two-year, $15 millio...
Griffin agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Browns on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Impacts: $6.75 million of the contract is guaranteed and another $7 million is available through incentives. The significant commitment should ensure that Griffin gets to compete for the starting job, even if his new team ends up selecting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. Although the Browns now seem far less likely to do so, various reports have suggested that it's still on the table. The 26-year-old Griffin still has first-rate physical tools, but he hasn't played well since his rookie season and didn't take a single snap in 2015.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - Griffin is expected to reach an agreemen...
Griffin is expected to reach an agreement with the Browns on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Griffin visited the Jets and Browns last week, with rumors suggesting that he was far more likely to join the latter team. Assuming a deal is worked out, Griffin will join Josh McCown and Austin Davis on the Cleveland depth chart, though it's entirely possible the team could still add a rookie. This will take Cleveland out of the mix for Colin Kaepernick, and it doesn't bode well for Jared Goff or Carson Wentz's chances of coming off the board within the first three picks of the NFL Draft. Griffin, meanwhile, should have the opportunity to compete for the starting job on a talent-deficient Cleveland squad.By Rotowire.com
Dez Bryant WR - DAL Bryant's recovery from offseason foot su...
Bryant's recovery from offseason foot surgery is proceeding on schedule, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. "I'm doing good," Bryant said. "I've got a chip on my shoulder. It's going to be good."
Impacts: After breaking his foot in Week 1, Bryant was ineffective in his return to action following surgery and had a second procedure performed once the regular season was over. He missed basically the entire offseason and preseason last year due to a contract dispute and hamstring injury, but the Cowboys are expecting him to be recovered in time to take part in most or all of the team's offseason activities in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Norwood WR - DEN Norwood has agreed to a one-year deal wi...
Norwood has agreed to a one-year deal with the Broncos, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
Impacts: Norwood caught 22 balls for 207 yards without a touchdown in 2015 for the Broncos in 11 games, as he was limited by a hamstring injury in October and November. Expect him to occupy a similar role in Denver in 2016, as he won't be challenging Demaryius Thomas nor Emmanuel Sanders for a top role in the Broncos offense.By Rotowire.com
Rueben Randle WR - PHI Randle has signed a one-year deal with...
Randle has signed a one-year deal with the Eagles.
Impacts: The 24-year-old, who had 57 catches for 797 yards and eight TDs in 16 games for the Giants last season, helps bolster a Philadelphia wideout corps that also includes Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Chris Givens. At 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, Randle brings good size to the table, and the 2012 second-rounder will now look to secure a key role in the Eagles' offense following what the New York Daily News describes as an "inconsistent four-year run" with the Giants.By Rotowire.com
Josh Hill TE - NO The Bears have signed Hill to a three-ye...
The Bears have signed Hill to a three-year offer sheet, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impacts: The Saints now have five days to match the Bears' offer, though given the presence of fellow tight ends Coby Fleener and Michael Hoomanawanui, and the fact that New Orleans is low on salary cap space, there seems to be a pretty solid shot that Hill will wind up with Chicago. In such a scenario, he'd be in line to work in tandem with Zach Miller, in the wake of the team's recent trade of Martellus Bennett.By Rotowire.com
Justin Houston LB - KC Houston (knee) was given a recovery time...
Houston (knee) was given a recovery timetable of 6-12 months after having ACL surgery in February, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impacts: Although the ligament wasn't torn, a scope on Houston's knee revealed that his ACL was not functioning properly. This could actually be trickier than a clean tear, as evidenced by the wide range given for his recovery period. Initially diagnosed with a PCL injury in late November, the 27-year-old Houston missed the final five games of the regular season and was very limited in Kansas City's two playoff contests. He's now highly uncertain to be ready for Week 1, which could allow 2014 first-round selection Dee Ford to operate in a full-time/three-down role. If Houston were to miss most or all of the 2016 season, it would be a massive blow to the Kansas City defense.By Rotowire.com
Alfred Morris RB - Morris has agreed to a two-year deal wit...
Morris has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impacts: Coming off a disappointing final season in Washington, Morris found an ideal situation to re-establish himself, as the Cowboys have an excellent offensive line but an unimpressive group of running backs. That being said, Darren McFadden played well enough last season to get another crack at the starting job, and Lance Dunbar (knee) is tentatively expected to handle most of the passing-down work, when healthy. Morris will likely have to compete for his role, but if he's able to earn lead-back duties over McFadden, the situation is ripe for rushing production.By Rotowire.com