NFL news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:59:59 -0700
Free-agent DE Greg Hardy (Cowboys) was arrested for possession of cocaine late Sunday, Sept. 25, in Texas. According to a police report he was pulled over because he did not use a turn signal. After granting permission to a vehicle search, police found a plastic baggie in a wallet in the center console. He was arraigned Monday, Sept. 26.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:30:43 -0700
Free-agent LB Manny Lawson (Bills) was suspended two games for violating the league's policy on domestic violence.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:06:47 -0700
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) released an extreme training video Tuesday, Sept. 13, showing him working out at a Connecticut gym. He was wearing a weighted vest and oxygen-deprivation mask, as well as showing his vertical leap and agility. He has not played in an NFL game since the 2013 season, but some believe there is a "growing sense" the 29-year-old will get a shot to return this season. He vowed to donate every game check this season to programs focusing on education and prevention of domestic violence.
Fantasy Tip: Rice might very well get a chance to return and show what he can do, but fantasy owners need not bother with him until he gets another chance, knocks off the rust and proves he can play at a high level again. He might not be fantasy relevant until 2017, even if he gets a chance to come back this year.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:33:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hilliard was a seventh-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he spent the entire season on the Houston practice squad. A lot of things will have to break in Hilliard's favor for him to warrant fantasy attention.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:17:20 -0700
Free-agent RB C.J. Spiller (Saints) may have to wait to sign with a team because there aren't many running back spots open. Teams have openings for special teams. Spiller's salary for 2016 is being paid by the New Orleans Saints, which means he's likely to make the minimum with a new team.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller can still be a PPR asset in the right system. Keep tabs on him as the season progresses.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:28:20 -0700
Free-agent LB Mike Neal (Packers) fully cooperated with National Football League investigators during its look into human-growth hormone, or HGH. The four other players being investigated have been cleared, while Neal remains under review.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:27:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vikings fans hoping for a miracle can put that early rumor to rest. Manning is retired and it sounds like it will stay that way.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:09:22 -0700
Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Texans) has been fully cleared after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season, according to a source.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:14:58 -0700
The National Football League suspended free-agent LB Prince Shembo (Falcons) for the first two games this season, per a source Monday, Aug. 29.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:42:51 -0700
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:18:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Williams probably will be a backup running back for a team this season, but his fantasy value will be determined by his role. He would be a late-round option in leagues if he finds a good situation.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:11:03 -0700
Free-agent FS Bacarri Rambo (Bills) has recovered from the injuries he suffered last season and is receiving interest from multiple teams.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:12:20 -0700
Free-agent WR Devin Hester (toe) said he is close to being fully recovered from his offseason toe surgery. Hester said he would like to play one more season before he retires.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:39:11 -0700
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:10:46 -0700
Free-agent RB Karlos Williams (Bills) was not claimed off waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Williams will be able to pick his next team and should have a new team in the near future. He likely will be a backup this season and could be a late-round option in leagues depending on his role.