NFL news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:20:28 -0800
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:59:39 -0800
Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) is attempting a comeback and has drawn real interest from teams at the NFL Scouting Combine. He has re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt after Burkhardt forced him to make serious commitments.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:18:36 -0800
The NFL's salary cap was set at $167 million for the 2017 season, according to a league official.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:44:55 -0800
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:26:14 -0800
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Cardinals) said in an interview Tuesday, Feb. 28, that he can "definitely" still make plays and that he still has his speed.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson experienced some bad luck in his two years with the Cardinals, first falling just short of a 1,000-yard campaign in 2015 after fracturing his tibia with a handful of games remaining. Then this past season, he went down in Week 4 and required season-ending sports-hernia surgery. The 31-year-old should draw interest as a change-of-pace back, but his days of fantasy relevance are likely over.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:55:32 -0800
The NFL is considering using referees on a full-time basis and centralzing their replay review system at its New York headquarters. These efforts would be implemented to attempt to achieve more consistent, shorter games. The collective bargaining agreement permits the NFL to hire up to 17 full-time referees.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:55:15 -0800
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:41:48 -0800
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Andrew Hawkins (Browns) had asked for his release "several weeks ago" before it finally happened Monday, Feb. 27. He said his agent has already talked to "quite a few teams."
Fantasy Tip: A six-year veteran, Hawkins hasn't really come close to living up to expectations he set for himself after a 63-catch, 824-yard campaign in 2014. This past season, the soon-to-be 31-year-old was limited to just 33 receptions and 324 yards while suiting up in all 16 games. It's likely his best days are behind him.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:20:16 -0800
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' stock is gaining steam as the NFL Draft approaches, according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock. Mayock believes Mahomes should be a first-round consideration. "He's different. He's a gunslinger, he's got an innate feel for the game," Mayock said. "The more I look at him, the more I push him higher and closer to that first-round conversation."
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:07:04 -0800
Michigan S Jabrill Peppers is a "bigger, more explosive version of Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu," according to one NFC executive, but an AFC college scouting director said Peppers struggles in coverage and needs the right scheme to be successful.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:05:49 -0800
The NFL salary cap is expected to be in the range of $166 million to $169 million, according to a source - up from $155.27 million in 2015 and $143.28 million in 2014.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:13:34 -0800
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:52:55 -0800
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:37:26 -0800
Florida LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) will not participate in drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine due to an ankle injury which also caused him to miss four games during the 2016 season. However, Davis will attend the combine to meet with interested teams and will do a full workout on Florida's pro day.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:02:53 -0800
Tennessee WR Joshua Malone has No. 2 receiver potential because of his "size to play big in the red zone" and "big-play ability," according to an AFC college scouting director.