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Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT Bell says he will win the appeal of the...
Bell says he will win the appeal of the potential four-game suspension he faces for missing drug tests and thus won't miss any games as a result of the situation, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Bell's rejection of potential suspension talk came in the form of a comment from his verified Instagram account on a picture posted by someone else. At the moment, Bell is reportedly appealing the suspension, which is why it hasn't been announced. According to the league's collective bargaining agreement, a player can miss up to two drug tests without forfeiting games, but a four-game suspension is triggered upon a third missed test. Earlier this offseason, Bell denied missing or failing any tests, but despite what he says, his situation is still obviously one of huge importance for fantasy owners to monitor going forward.By Rotowire.com
Aldon Smith LB - OAK Smith (suspension) will be investigated...
Smith (suspension) will be investigated by the NFL for a potential violation of protocols required for a player seeking reinstatement from a suspension for violating the substance abuse policy, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Smith is currently serving a one-year suspension as a repeat violator of the league's substance abuse policy, but could be subject to further discipline after a video recently circulated of an unidentified man, suspected to be him, talking about a hand-rolled cigarette shown on screen. The video is titled "Fire up session" and archived in a Periscope account Smith has used and clearly appeared on over the past two months. No stranger to off-field transgressions, Smith is eligible to apply for reinstatement in September, but the results of the league's investigation could ultimately impact his case and future availability altogether.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - Fitzpatrick has multiple contract offers...
Fitzpatrick has multiple contract offers from the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Fitzpatrick's contract standoff has now carried out over the entire offseason, as he's yet to receive an agreeable proposal from the Jets. According to reports, New York has offered Fitzpatrick a three-year, $24 million deal with $15 million in guarantees, and has also put another offer on the table. In the end, though, and despite the team freeing cap room with Muhammad Wilkerson's recent extension, Fitzpatrick has only received offers below his market value, thus the extended impasse. Fresh off a franchise-record 31 touchdowns, Fitzpatrick's situation will become more urgent once the Jets open training camp Saturday, but at the moment, no progress has been made in contract talks.By Rotowire.com
Greg Jennings WR - Jennings announced Monday that he will r...
Jennings announced Monday that he will retire from the NFL.
Impacts: The 32-year-old wide receiver out of Western Michigan ends his 10-year career with 571 receptions, 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns to go along with two Pro Bowl selections. Jennings recorded three seasons in a row in Green Bay with at least 1,100 receiving yards and will be remembered as one of the most productive wideouts the franchise has seen. Unfortunately for Jennings, he was never able to return to Pro Bowl-level production after leaving Green Bay for Minnesota in 2013, but at his peak, he was one of the most productive receiving threats in the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Tyler Eifert TE - CIN As training camp approaches next week, t...
As training camp approaches next week, the Cincinnati Enquirer relays via a league source that Eifert's rehab -- as the tight end bounces back from an ankle procedure -- "is on schedule and progressing as planned."
Impacts: While the report infers that Eifert hasn't endured any further setbacks with the injury, which dates back to the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31, a concrete timetable for his return to full action has yet to be outlined. Initial estimates suggested that the Bengals hoped to have Eifert available to start the coming season, but the report acknowledges "there remains the possibility he could miss games should the rehabilitation process take longer than expected." Some degree of added clarity with regard to Eifert's progress should surface as camp rolls along, but at this stage it's too early to get a good read on how much impact the tight end will be ready to make out of the gate in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Ladarius Green TE - PIT Green, who is bouncing back from offseas...
Green, who is bouncing back from offseason ankle surgery, is looking forward to participating in training camp, the Steelers' official site reports.
Impacts: Thanks to the procedure, the tight end -- who agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers in March -- was unable to participate in the team's offseason program as anything but an observer, though the 26-year-old has been working on absorbing Pittsburgh's offensive playbook in the meantime. While it remains to be seen how much Green will able able to do on the field next week when training camp opens, there's nothing to suggest that his Week 1 status is in any danger. In the wake of the retirement of Heath Miller, Green is slated to serve as the Steelers' unquestioned No. 1 tight end, an assignment that should allow Antonio Gates' former understudy (in San Diego) to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Ameer Abdullah RB - DET Abdullah (shoulder) will be ready for th...
Abdullah (shoulder) will be ready for the start of training camp, which kicks off Friday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Impacts: The Lions will place a trio of players on the preseason PUP list -- WR Corey Fuller (foot), TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee), and OT Corey Robinson (undisclosed) -- but Abdullah has avoided such an honor. Alas, Abdullah's recovery from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum has followed the intended path, which should afford him every opportunity to solidify himself as the clear-cut No. 1 back. His rookie campaign was a roller-coaster ride, to say the least, yet he still finished with respectable output, namely 4.2 yards per carry and 25 receptions on 38 targets in 16 games.By Rotowire.com
Corey Fuller WR - DET Fuller has been placed on the physically...
Fuller has been placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of Lions training camp.
Impacts: Fuller had offseason foot surgery in June, and a timetable has not yet been released for his return. That being said, it's now clear he won't be able to practice at the start of training camp. When healthy, he's a likely candidate for the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver slot behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Whether or not Fuller returns to practice during training camp remains to be seen, but Andre Roberts and Jeremy Kerley will see extra reps as long as he's sidelined.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Pettigrew TE - DET Pettigrew has been placed on the physica...
Pettigrew has been placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of Detroit's training camp.
Impacts: Pettigrew has been recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in December of last season. Though he's made steady progress, he isn't ready to practice quite yet and will instead participate in off-field activities. He'll be looking to return as soon as possible in order to compete with Eric Ebron (undisclosed), who will handle first-team reps while Pettigrew is sidelined.By Rotowire.com
DeAngelo Williams RB - PIT With Le'Veon Bell potentially facing a...
With Le'Veon Bell potentially facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 campaign, Williams could head the Steelers' backfield early on this season.
Impacts: Previous question marks surrounding Bell had revolved around the health of his surgically repaired knee, but now the more pressing issue appears to be his potential four-game suspension. With that in mind, Williams' fantasy value gets at least a temporary boost, especially considering how capably the 33-year-old filled in last season for Bell, who missed 10 contests due to injuries, as well as a suspension.By Rotowire.com
Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT Bell (knee) could be given a four-game s...
Bell (knee) could be given a four-game suspension by the NFL for missing a recent drug test, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.
Impacts: The report clarifies that Bell did not fail a test, but simply did not show up for one recently, and the reason a suspension hasn't been announced is because he is appealing the punishment. Bell was suspended for the first three games of last season, which was then reduced to two, for a violation of the league's drug policy, and if he is forced to sit out again, DeAngelo Williams will likely start in his place.By Rotowire.com
J.J. Watt DE - HOU Watt (groin) underwent back surgery Wedn...
Watt (groin) underwent back surgery Wednesday and will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Watt dealt with a herniated disk in his back for some time last season among other injuries. The operation may have been executed because of that disk, but conclusive reasoning for the surgery is not yet known. The Texans expect Watt to be ready for the season opener Sept. 11 against the Bears in Houston based on the fact that he has never missed an NFL game in his career regardless of injury. The 6-foot-5 Wisconsin product won Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015-16, racking up 76 combined tackles and a league-leading 17.5 sacks.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - MIA The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agree...
The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agreed to a contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impacts: After getting a baseline on Foster's recovery from a torn Achilles in late March, the Dolphins' medical staff must have been impressed enough with his recovery on his second go-around Monday to give the front office the thumb's up. Considering his age (30 next month) and the fact he's nine months removed from the devastating injury, he'll more than likely ease into training camp. However, his competition includes two unproven products -- second-year back Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake (hamstring) -- which provides a path to relevance for Foster. On the other hand, the final stages of Foster's rehab will ultimately dictate when he'll be able to make an impact.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - Foster (Achilles) will work out for the...
Foster (Achilles) will work out for the Dolphins on Monday and then for the Lions later in the week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Foster previously visited with the Dolphins in late March, at which point he was only five months removed from suffering a torn right Achilles. He expects to be available for the start of training camp, but there's no guarantee he'll look anything like his peak self. Miami is an ideal landing spot, as Foster would join a backfield that's currently counting on second-year pro Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake. Other possible fits include Detroit, Washington and New England.By Rotowire.com
Karlos Williams RB - BUF Williams has been suspended without pay...
Williams has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Williams' suspension comes just one day after fellow Bills running back Jonathan Williams was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Additionally, Williams' poor conditioning was called out by coach Rex Ryan last month, so his suspension only compounds an unimpressive first NFL offseason. After posting 5.6 yards per carry and scoring nine touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie, Williams now won't be eligible to play until Week 5 against the Rams. Until then, Mike Gillislee and, pending discipline, the aforementioned Williams will have added opportunities to earn valuable touches behind starter LeSean McCoy (ankle).By Rotowire.com
Von Miller LB - DEN Miller has agreed to a six-year, $114.5...
Miller has agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million contract extension with the Broncos that includes $70 million in guarantees, 9News Denver reports.
Impacts: Miller's extension makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, and his guaranteed money is the second-most ever shelled out to any player. After earning Super Bowl MVP honors while leading the Broncos to their third championship, Miller was rightfully Denver's biggest offseason priority. Although negotiations came down to the wire of Friday's deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal, the 27-year-old Miller is now secured for the foreseeable future, ensuring the Broncos' defense remains one of the league's elite heading into the 2016 campaign.By Rotowire.com
Tom Brady QB - NE Brady announced Friday he is no longer p...
Brady announced Friday he is no longer proceeding with the legal process regarding his involvement in "Deflategate," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Brady's request for a second hearing was denied by the Second U.S. District Court of Appeals on Wednesday, leaving the star quarterback with little optimism that his four-game suspension would ever be overturned. Without appealing to the Supreme Court, Brady will be sidelined while Jimmy Garoppolo leads the Patriots' offense for the beginning of the season. Expect Brady to be back on the field when New England takes on the Browns in a Week 5 matchup.By Rotowire.com
LeSean McCoy RB - BUF According to a league spokesman, the NFL...
According to a league spokesman, the NFL will not take action against McCoy (ankle) for his alleged involvement in a Philadelphia nightclub fight in February, Bills writer Vic Carucci reports.
Impacts: This was expected, as no one could prove McCoy was directly involved in the injuries off-duty police officers sustained in the fight. McCoy could still face sanctions from the Bills if they decide to punish him for the incident, but he's now in the clear, both legally and with the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Garoppolo QB - NE Due to Tom Brady's four-game suspension...
Due to Tom Brady's four-game suspension being enforced by the 2nd U.S. District Court of Appeals, Garoppolo will likely start the Patriots' first four regular season games.
Impacts: Garoppolo will become the team's starter, while 2016 third-round pick Jacoby Brissett will presumably serve as his backup while Brady is out. The third-year pro will gain some valuable NFL starting experience through Brady's absence, and the playing time will give him a certain degree of fantasy value in the first quarter of the campaign. Furthermore, if Garoppolo is able to thrive in the role, his future trade value figures to be enhanced as well.By Rotowire.com
Tom Brady QB - NE The Second U.S. District Court of Appeal...
The Second U.S. District Court of Appeals denied Brady's request for a second hearing on Wednesday, Daniel Kaplan of the SportsBusiness Journal reports.
Impacts: Brady will now be forced to serve the four-game suspension he was handed following the Deflategate scandal at the beginning of the 2016 season, unless he decides to appeal to the Supreme Court. Without Brady at the helm, it's expected that backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will start the first four games of the season. Brady will be able to return Week 5 against the Browns.By Rotowire.com
Johnny Manziel QB - The NFL has suspended Manziel four games...
The NFL has suspended Manziel four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Manziel, who was released by the Browns back in March, remains a free agent, with off-field concerns continuing to cloud his NFL future. In any case, the QB won't be eligible to suit up in the NFL to start the 2016 season and at this stage it remains to be seen if/when he'll be afforded an opportunity to do so.By Rotowire.com
Andrew Luck QB - IND Luck has signed a deal with the Colts t...
Luck has signed a deal with the Colts to remain with the team through the 2021 season. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the pact is worth $140 million, with $87 million guaranteed.
Impacts: Luck's new deal thus solidifies the Colts' QB situation for the foreseeable future. After throwing an NFL-leading 40 TD passes in 2014, Luck missed nine games last season with various injuries, but now that he's healthy again, he's a prime bounce-back candidate this year. With the team's nucleus of pass-catchers (WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, along with TE Dwayne Allen) all 26 years old or younger, Luck and the Indy offense as a whole should benefit from the upside and continuity the aforementioned quartet brings to the table.By Rotowire.com
Doug Baldwin WR - SEA The Seahawks and Baldwin agreed to a fou...
The Seahawks and Baldwin agreed to a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impacts: Baldwin's calm demeanor throughout the process was noteworthy, and he'll now be paid handsomely to the tune of at least $11 million per season. The extension comes on the heels of a breakout in which he churned out 78 catches (on 103 targets) for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, the majority of that production (47-724-12) was accumulated in the final eight games, as coordinator Darrell Bevell opened up the offense in the wake of a sieve-like O-line and injuries to Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham (knee). Baldwin will be hard-pressed to replicate those numbers moving forward due to a lack of big plays (just three receptions of 40-plus yards) and 17 red-zone targets to his name in 2015. The rapport between Baldwin and Russell Wilson can't be denied, though, so another fruitful campaign isn't out of the question.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL McFadden underwent surgery on a fracture...
McFadden underwent surgery on a fractured elbow Tuesday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: McFadden participated in OTAs while dealing with elbow pain all last week, but an X-ray revealed that the issue is actually a fracture, which means he won't participate in this week's minicamp. Given that the injury required surgery, it's quite possible McFadden's absence will extend into training camp, though he is expected to return at some point before camp ends, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. This could help Ezekiel Elliott's bid to secure the lead role, and it might also assist Alfred Morris' effort to land a key backup job. McFadden has been mentioned as a possible trade candidate, but his likely absence for part of training camp could make it tougher to find a partner if the Cowboys are indeed interested in trading him.By Rotowire.com
Breshad Perriman WR - BAL Perriman is slated for surgery Tuesday o...
Perriman is slated for surgery Tuesday on the partially torn ACL in his left knee, after which a prognosis should emerge, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.
Impacts: The procedure will be performed by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who is expected to provide a more concise timetable for Perriman's recovery after repairing the tear. Although the surgery will be "minimally invasive," the potential exists for a full reconstruction of Perriman's ACL, which would clearly rule him out for the upcoming campaign. On the other side of the coin, he may merely receive a stem cell injection in the hope that the ailment is self-healing. A wide range of return dates remain on the table, but the Ravens should know in short order whether the injury-plagued wideout can take the field in 2016.By Rotowire.com
Breshad Perriman WR - BAL Perriman appears to have suffered a part...
Perriman appears to have suffered a partially torn ACL in his left knee, but will get a second opinion Monday before undergoing surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: The bad news keeps coming for Perriman, who missed his entire rookie season due to a PCL injury in his right knee. Perriman will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday to find out whether or not he'll need season-ending surgery, but it's not looking good at this point in time. We should see his status updated again after his meeting with Dr. Andrews, so look for further updates come Monday.By Rotowire.com
Keenan Allen WR - SD Allen agreed to a four-year contract ext...
Allen agreed to a four-year contract extension, worth more than $11 million per season, with the Chargers on Friday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impacts: Allen was on his way to a career year in 2015 before his season was cut short by a lacerated kidney, but the setback did not stop the Chargers from inking him to a contract that will run through 2020. Allen does not figure to be limited by his injury when the regular season begins, which is good news for both those that end up with him on their fantasy squad and quarterback Philip Rivers: Allen's average of 11.1 targets per game last year was the best on the team.By Rotowire.com
Dan Herron RB - BUF Herron signed with the Bills on Thursday...
Herron signed with the Bills on Thursday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Impacts: Herron will join a crowded backfield in Buffalo, as the team currently has six running backs on the roster in a group that is led by LeSean McCoy. A product of Ohio State, Herron is no stranger to the franchise, as the 27-year-old played in four games for the Bills in 2015, carrying the ball 11 times for 37 yards. After getting released in November, Herron finished up the year with the Colts, averaging 3.0 YPC over six games to finish the year. He'll now return to Buffalo to compete for a roster spot as backfield depth.By Rotowire.com
Antoine Bethea S - SF Bethea (pectoral) is back at full streng...
Bethea (pectoral) is back at full strength and expected to start the season at strong safety, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: Bethea suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the final eight games of the season in 2015. He didn't have a spectacular campaign (44 tackles, zero interceptions), but he has the potential to put up solid IDP numbers playing on a Chip Kelly defense that is asked to be on the field for a high number of snaps.By Rotowire.com
Jared Cook TE - GB Cook underwent foot surgery earlier in t...
Cook underwent foot surgery earlier in the week and will miss the rest of the Packers' OTAs, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Cook was brought in by the Packers during the offseason on a one-year contract to add depth at tight end alongside Richard Rodgers, but the team will have to remain patient while Cook heals from this recent foot surgery. The procedure was described as "preventative" to ensure a minor issue doesn't turn into something serious during the regular season. The team expects to have their 6-foot-5 tight end back for training camp, but they won't rush their newest offensive weapon as he'll be an important piece of the puzzle throughout 2016.By Rotowire.com
Gary Barnidge TE - CLE Barnidge underwent sports hernia surgery...
Barnidge underwent sports hernia surgery Thursday morning, but is expected to be ready for training camp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impacts: Barnidge had a breakout year in 2015, collecting 1,043 receiving yards on 79 receptions, with a fantasy-friendly nine touchdown catches. The performance was admirable enough for the Louisville product to earn a three-year contract extension in December. Offseason surgery is rarely a good thing for prospective fantasy owners, but it sounds like the Browns are optimistic their starting tight end won't miss any valuable practice time when training camp begins, though he likely won't be available for mandatory veteran minicamp next week. These reps are quite valuable with yet another quarterback carousel set to take place in Cleveland in 2016, but considering Barnidge was able to succeed regardless of who was under center last season, there likely isn't an immediate need for him to plummet in the 2016 tight end rankings.By Rotowire.com
Ameer Abdullah RB - DET Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in J...
Abdullah underwent shoulder surgery in January to repair a torn labrum and could miss the remainder of the offseason as he continues to rehab, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Abdullah is coming off a rookie campaign with the Lions in which he led the team in rushing yards with 597 on 143 carries, while he played the final two games of the season with an injured shoulder that would eventually require surgery. The team has elected to proceed cautiously during their potential starting running back's rehab until training camp, but he appears to be ahead of schedule. Abdullah's Week 1 status isn't currently in doubt, while Theo Riddick, Stevan Ridley, Zach Zenner (chest), and incoming rookie Dwayne Washington should see additional opportunities this offseason with Abdullah sidelined.By Rotowire.com
Tyler Eifert TE - CIN Eifert, who will undergo ankle surgery W...
Eifert, who will undergo ankle surgery Wednesday, could potentially miss the first couple games of the upcoming NFL season, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Such a scenario remains speculative at this stage, given initial estimates relayed by the Cincinnati Enquirer that "a three-month recovery is anticipated, which puts Eifert's return to the field sometime in August." On the plus side, Eifert's upcoming surgery has been referred to as a "minimal procedure," so it's a little too early to count out the tight end for the Bengals' regular season opener on Sept. 11 against the Jets.By Rotowire.com
Le'Veon Bell RB - PIT Bell (knee) said Tuesday he will be 100-...
Bell (knee) said Tuesday he will be 100-percent healthy for the start of training camp, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Impacts: Bell is already doing individual work, including running and cutting, at the first round of OTAs. Although the Steelers will likely take things slowly, Bell is nearly seven months removed from tearing his MCL, which should give him more than enough time to get ready for camp. Despite suffering season-ending injuries the past two years, he has a strong argument to be the first back drafted, offering an unparalleled combination of running ability, receiving skills and team context. Bell seems to be making good progress, as recent footage posted on social media by the running back showed him moving well while playing in a pickup basketball game.By Rotowire.com
Tyler Eifert TE - CIN Eifert will soon have a minor procedure...
Eifert will soon have a minor procedure on his ankle, with a three-month recovery anticipated, the Cincinnati Inquirer reports.
Impacts: Although the surgery isn't considered overly serious, Eifert will presumably miss most or all of training camp, with his Week 1 status now in serious question. He suffered the injury at the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31, but the Bengals initially believed it would heal with rest. Tyler Kroft is the leading candidate to take Eifert's first-team snaps during camp, with Ryan Hewitt and C.J. Uzomah possibly also in the mix. Coming off a 2015 receiving line of 52-615-13 in 13 games, Eifert may still be able to improve on last season's total of 72 targets, as the Bengals lost both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones during the offseason. If Eifert isn't ready by Week 1, the Cincinnati receiving corps will look quite thin behind A.J. Green, which could be good news for Brandon LaFell and/or rookie Tyler Boyd.By Rotowire.com
Bruce Miller TE - SF Miller was informed that he will be a ti...
Miller was informed that he will be a tight end this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: Miller was seen taking snaps at tight end during the 49ers' offseason program. Running backs coach Tom Rathman made it official by telling Miller that he no longer has a spot in the running back room. This move should come as no surprise, as new head coach Chip Kelly rarely uses a fullback in his offensive attack. Miller will have a lot of competition for targets as a tight end, but he did put up a career-high 13.5 YPC in 2015, so there is some potential there if he has a significant role this season.By Rotowire.com
Jarryd Hayne RB - Hayne announced his retirement from the...
Hayne announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impacts: Hayne's brief NFL career has come to an end. He was asked to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens for the upcoming Olympic games, and it was an opportunity he could not pass up. While he never was a big contributor, Hayne can say that he suited up for an NFL team despite having little to no experience playing the sport. That is no easy task.By Rotowire.com
Delanie Walker TE - TEN Walker signed a two-year, $14.7 million...
Walker signed a two-year, $14.7 million contract extension with the Titans on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Walker led the Titans and all NFL tight ends in receptions last season, turning 94 catches into 1,088 receiving yards and six touchdowns, a performance that earned him a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl. Tennessee appears to be embracing a ground-and-pound philosophy, adding Derrick Henry to a backfield that already included DeMarco Murray, but Walker will likely remain the team's top aerial threat in 2016-17.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 mill...
Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Redskins on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: The 25-year-old tight end enjoyed a massive breakout season in 2015 87 grabs for 952 yards and his 11 touchdowns were tied with Rob Gronkowski for seventh-most in the NFL. With Reed locked in for the next five years, the Redskins will have one of the best young tight ends in the entire league at their disposal for his prime years. Reed is clearly one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite targets and that figures to continue into the 2016 campaign and beyond.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said McFadden...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said McFadden is "still in the picture" for the Dallas running game, the team's official website reports.
Impacts: McFadden and Alfred Morris both saw their 2016 stock plummet when the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall. The rookie profiles as a three-down workhorse in the NFL, possibly even taking on such a role by Week 1. McFadden won't necessarily disappear from the offense, but it's quite possible that he merely ends up battling Morris and sixth round pick Darius Jackson for whatever scraps Elliott leaves behind. Granted, there might still be handcuff appeal in such a scenario, as the Cowboys have a phenomenal offensive line.By Rotowire.com