NFL news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:46:56 -0700
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (shoulder) has been working out even though he was shot in the shoulder during a drive by shooting last month. Johnson has received interest from several teams.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has not signed with a team at this point and may have wait until after the draft to find a new team. Johnson likely will be a backup next season and may not be worth a drafting in leagues next season.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:57:17 -0700
Free-agent TE Sean McGrath (Chiefs) has decided to end his retirement and return in 2015.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:19:00 -0700
Florida State QB Jameis Winston has been sued for sexual assault Thursday, April 16, stemming from an incident in 2012. The lawsuit includes charges of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.
Fantasy Tip: Winston's off-field issues continue. The lawsuit comes two weeks before the NFL Draft, and shortly following Winston's public desire for his off-field behavior not to impact his ability as a professional quarterback. Obviously this case won't be solved before the draft, and Winston should still be an early first-round selection, but it could remind teams that Winston might be a locker room disruption.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:00:22 -0700
Free-agent OG Daryn Colledge (Dolphins) is retiring, according to his agent.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:32:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (wrist) said he will not need surgery on his broken wrist.
Fantasy Tip: The injury will likely still have a negative impact on Strong's draft stock, though he could still be taken in the first round. As with any rookie, it's tough to appropriately gauge their fantasy value until their team is known.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:59:50 -0700
Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (wrist) will likely need surgery due to a broken bone in his wrist. Strong was considered by many experts to be a first-round draft choice.
Fantasy Tip: The surgery would certainly hurt Strong's draft stock, but he could still make an impact this season, in real life and from a fantasy football perspective, if he is able to fully heal in time, which he should.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:36:21 -0700
Marshall CB Darryl Roberts visited and worked out for the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source. Roberts has also visited and/or worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:52:02 -0700
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:29:20 -0700
Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday, April 15, in the slaying of Odin Lloyd. He's facing a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole.
Fantasy Tip: Barring a successful appeal, this verdict puts an end to his NFL career.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:08:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be a high pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. He'll be worth a late flyer as a QB2 late in deep fantasy drafts.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:54:22 -0700
San Jose State DB Akeem King, a former wide receiver who converted to a safety, is drawing interest as a cornerback as the NFL Draft approaches. The Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have all expressed interest in King.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:05:08 -0700
Florida State QB Jameis Winston posted a score of 27 on the Wonderlic test, administered at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Wonderlic scores are becoming less relevant in draft equations, they still carry weight at some decision-making positions such as quarterback, an AFC personnel source said.
Fantasy Tip: Winston scored one point lower than Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning in 1998, and his score falls in line with most current NFL starters. One thing is clear, and that is that his test score will not scare any teams off.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:55:10 -0700
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:31:08 -0700
Free-agent CB Ike Taylor (Steelers) announced his retirement Tuesday, April 14.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:09:50 -0700
Free-agent OG Wade Smith (Eagles) announced his retirement after 12 years in the National Football League.