QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster indicated Tuesday, Jan. 14, that the club plans to give QB Jake Locker another chance to prove himself. He remains under contract through 2014, but the team must decide by May if they're going to pick up an option for 2015. "I think that's something we'll continue to discuss and go through," Webster said. "But I would anticipate Jake having a good chance to do that."
QB | Blake Bortles | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
A source thinks Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is expected to draft University of Central Florida QB Blake Bortles with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. They could also go with Louisiana State University QB Zach Mettenberger at the top of the second round.
QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said QB Cam Newton has proven that he is the team's franchise quarterback, but Gettleman wouldn't say if the team will approach a long-term deal with Newton. The team has until May 3 to pick up his fifth-year option, which would be similar to a franchise tag.
QB | Matt Blanchard | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers signed WR Brenton Bersin, QB Matt Blanchard, LB Ben Jacobs, OG Michael Jasper, TE D.C. Jefferson, OT Andrew McDonald, CB De'Andre Presley and DE Craig Roh to futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
RB | Anthony Allen | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, the Buffalo Bills signed OG Randy Colling and DE Kourtnei Brown to reserve/future contracts. The two join RB Anthony Allen as those who signed reserve deals on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster was non-committal Tuesday, Jan. 14, when asked if RB Chris Johnson would be back in 2014, but he didn't rule anything out. "We just got a new coach. Those are things that we have to talk through, and we'll do all that," Webster said. "I have been totally focused on this process (hiring a coach) and getting it done as fast as we could." Reports earlier in the day stated it is unlikely Johnson will be back.
RB | Eddie Lacy | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was named the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America rookie of the year.
FB | Will Tukuafu | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers FB Will Tukuafu (knee) would not confirm if he had a mild knee strain after having an MRI Monday, Jan. 13. However, he did say, "I'm here, walking around, getting ready for the game. (Day to day)."
WR | Andy Tanner | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints signed WR Charles Hawkins, LB Austin Johnson, OT Marcel Jones, OT Senio Kelemete and WR Andy Tanner to reserve/futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 14.
WR | David Reed | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers signed WR David Reed, WR DeMarco Sampson and DT Christian Topou to reserve/futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 14.
WR | Keenan Allen | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen was named 2013 Pro Football Writers of America offensive rookie of the year.
PK | Phil Dawson | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The 49-yard field goal by San Francisco 49ers K Phil Dawson in the first quarter Sunday, Jan. 12 against the Carolina Panthers is the longest in franchise postseason history. Dawson eclipsed the mark set by Wade Richey on Jan. 3, 1999, against the Packers. Dawson is 6-for-6 on field-goal attempts so far in the playoffs and 38-of-42 overall this season, his first with the 49ers. Dawson, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is in his 15th NFL season.
PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not dismiss the possibility of K Stephen Gostkowski assuming the punting duties once again, or a free agent punter being added if P Ryan Allen (shoulder), who injured his right shoulder in the Colts game, is unable to go. Speculation is Belichick would add a punter.
OT | Michael Bowie | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks OL Michael Bowie was inserted into the starting lineup during the NFC divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12, against the New Orleans Saints. Bowie ended up playing every snap and helped RB Marshawn Lynch spring loose for 140 yards.
OL | Jacolby Ashworth | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed free-agent C Jacolby Ashworth (Redskins) and CB Nick Taylor (Vikings) to reserve/futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 14.
DE | Jadaveon Clowney | NFL Draft Prospect | Depth Chart Tidbit
If the Houston Texans draft DE Jadaveon Clowney with the top overall draft pick, he would work closely with DE J.J. Watt. Owner Bob McNair said Watt could be the perfect mentor for Clowney. "He's not a J.J. Watt," McNair said. "J.J. didn't have that natural (ability). He worked. He developed his. I said to J.J., 'I don't know what will happen but if we get Clowney, we want you to instill in him the same kind of work habits that you have.' He said, 'Well, if he's in the same room with me, he'll have them.'" McNair said the team could also trade the top pick.
LB | John Abraham | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham added $375k to his 2014 base salary and is scheduled to earn $2.875M in 2014.
LB | Kiko Alonso | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso was named 2013 Pro Football Writers of America defensive rookie of the year.
CB | Carlos Rogers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) said Tuesday, Jan. 14, that he is on track to play in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 19, against the Seattle Seahawks barring any setbacks in practice. Rogers has not practiced in two weeks.
CB | Chris X. Harris | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos placed CB Chris X. Harris (knee) and DE Derek Wolfe (illness) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Jan. 14, and signed free-agent CB Marquice Cole (Patriots) and elevated OT Vinston Painter from the practice squad to the active roster in corresponding moves.
SS | Tony Dye | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent SS Tony Dye (Bengals) to a reserve/futures contact Tuesday, Jan. 14.
FS | Eric Reid | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers FS Eric Reid was selected to the Pro Football Writers Association's All-Rookie team on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
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