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-- Saints Release Pierre Thomas --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released veteran RB Pierre Thomas.


-- Bills Set to Acquire LeSean McCoy --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source said. In return, the Bills will send LB Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.


-- 2015 Combine: Winners & Losers --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 Premium package subscribers take note. FFMastermind.com senior fantasy writer John Holler dug deep into the 2015 Rookie Combine Results and offers his 2015 Combine: Winners & Losers from this critical event. Holler goes into details on 21 prospects that either helped their rookie stock or hurt it. Log into your premium account to check out all the details...


-- Andre Johnson's Career as a Texan All But Over --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Houston Chronicle reports WR Andre Johnson’s exit from the Texans after 12 seasons that established him as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame could lead him to his first Super Bowl. The Texans gave Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, permission to seek a trade for one of the greatest receivers in history. If a trade can’t be worked out, Johnson will be placed on waivers, making him an unrestricted free agent. If money isn’t an issue, Johnson might be able to sign with a perennial Super Bowl contender like New England, Seattle, Baltimore or Denver, where former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is in his first season as the Broncos’ head coach. Johnson played his greatest seasons in his eight years with Kubiak. Johnson is leaving Houston the same way he came to town –- in a first-class manner. He sent out a message on his Instagram account on Monday night that read, “Thank you Houston for a wonderful 12 years. And a special thanks to all the fans who have supported me throughout my career.” Fans are going to miss the familiar No. 80, who always represented the organization and the city in the best possible fashion.


-- 2015 Mock NFL Rookie Draft Version I Released! --
Wed Feb 18, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 FFMastermind.com premium package subscribers take note. FF Mastermind Senior Writer John Holler begins our 2015 Mock NFL Rookie Draft iterations with his first look at how round #1 shakes out. Updates to this mock draft will be released to 2015 Mastermind premium package subscribers throughout the coming months until the draft at the end of April. Log into your premium account and enjoy John's first cut!


-- Free Agency 2015: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! --
Mon Feb 9, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com 2015 premium package subscribers take note. Senior fantasy writer John Holler releases his annual special look at Free Agency in 2015. Holler offers an experienced take on all 32 NFL teams with their key free agents. Which free agents will likely be re-signed and which are likely to move on? Log into your premium account to find out! Previous subscribers of FFMastermind.com can purchase a 2015 Pro Bowl or Super Bowl premium package to receive instant access to this comprehensive fantasy article by logging into their premium account and clicking the RENEW link. For everyone else, click HERE to ORDER NOW and get the inside scoop in 2015!


-- FFMastermind.com Finishes 15th in 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event --
Sun Dec 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com (Doomsday Blasters) led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar finished 15th overall out of 1,344 teams in the 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past week. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300K. FFMastermind.com won $7,500 with the Doomsday Blasters, a team that consisted of QB Matt Ryan, RB Jamaal Charles, RB Eddie Lacy, RB Fred Jackson, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Odell Beckham, WR Roddy White, WR Golden Tate, WR Mike Evans, TE Greg Olsen, TE Jason Witten, PK Mason Crosby, the GB and DET defenses.


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Two More Experts League Titles! --
Sat Dec 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger won their second HAFAX Experts League title this past week. HAFAX is a 16-team Dynasty, Auction, IDP league, one of the oldest of it's kind online. This is FFMastermind.com's second Title since 2010. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down another The Huddle (SOFA) Expert 12 league Title. This league is run by theHuddle.com, and has been around since 1998, when Nazarek took home the very first title. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger finished second in the 2014 The Huddle Expert IDP league. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 10 of the past 11 years!


 

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-- Cecil Shorts Watch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports veteran WR Cecil Shorts is slated to hit the free-agent market on Tuesday, meaning he'll finally have some more control over whether he plays for a competitive team. So far, Shorts and the Jags have been unable to strike a deal. The team wants him back and Shorts believes GM Dave Caldwell and HC Gus Bradley are building the kind of team that won't have to watch the playoffs from home, as Jacksonville has done for each of the past seven seasons. But Shorts is intent on finding the right combination of financial security and competitive football, so chances are he will reach free agency and see what's available. So what's he seeking? "Uh, winning. I just care about winning, man," he said with a laugh. "When it comes down to it, I'm kind of fed up with this losing stuff. I'd do anything I can to help this team win. But you're going to get a reliable guy. I'm not going to be any trouble during the season or the offseason. Just a reliable guy that's going to be there and show up on Sunday." Money is also a factor, of course. The market has become logged with veteran receivers cut recently, but Shorts is hopeful teams will value his potential. Each year, there's a heavy focus on the established big names available -- the DT Ndamukong Suhs and WR Randall Cobbs of the world -- but there are often some interesting mid-range free agents with upside who net solid deals for teams that believe they haven't yet reached the peak of their careers.

-- LeSean McCoy Now Ready to Move On --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports RB LeSean McCoy was apparently "ready to move on" a day after he was informed that the Eagles planned to trade him to the Buffalo Bills, a source close to the running back said Wednesday.

-- Seahawks Eyeing Tramon Williams --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Seattle Seahawks will make a play to sign free-agent CB Tramon Williams when the market opens.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Barry P. shares his thoughts on why our premium services are a real Magic Act. Patrons eyeing a subscription should check out what Barry has to say!

-- Jets Sign Ronald Talley --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports the New York Jets have signed free-agent DE Ronald Talley.

-- No Immediate Resolution for Greg Hardy --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy left Wednesday's meeting with NFL officials in New York City with no resolution to his situation, according to a report on NFL.com. Hardy and league officials met to discuss his domestic violence case and when the 2013 Pro Bowl selection might be reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list, where he has been since mid-September while waiting for his case to be resolved. The charges were dropped on February 9 because ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder refused to cooperate with the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, district attorney's office after reaching a financial settlement with Hardy. Hardy, set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10, is seeking immediate reinstatement. The NFL is trying to determine if Hardy should be suspended for violating its personal conduct policy. The league opened its own investigation after the charges were dropped. It has uncovered enough evidence so far to warrant suspension, a league source said. One point of Wednesday's meeting was to get Hardy to turn over evidence from his July 15 bench trial in which a Mecklenburg County Judge found him guilty of assaulting and threatening to kill Holder. That verdict was set aside when Hardy requested the jury trial that never occurred because the charges were dropped. According to a report on NFL.com, Hardy turned over documents from his case.

-- A.P. Speaks, But Doesn't Say Much --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman spent more than four hours at RB Adrian Peterson's home outside Houston on Wednesday afternoon, meeting with the 2012 NFL MVP to discuss his feelings about returning to the Vikings next season. When contacted shortly after the meeting, Peterson said it went well but added that he wished to keep the details private. "I appreciate Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today. We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content," Peterson said in a statement released to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

-- Cowboys Sign Keith Rivers --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent LB Keith Rivers to a one-year contract.

-- Patriots Sign One --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have signed LS Tyler Ott.

-- 49ers Shopping Michael Wilhoite --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers have placed LB Michael Wilhoite on the trading block.

-- Victor Cruz Rehab Update --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) detailed the level of activity he can do with his rehab, and hinted that he is getting close to doing some running on a field. "The injury's going well, the rehab's going very, very well," Cruz said. "I'm a little more than halfway there, we're building the strength back in my leg. The rehab's been hard, it's been difficult, it's been long, it's been grueling, but I've been going through it, man, and it's definitely paying off now. The strength is coming back slowly but surely. "I started running on this cool machine called the Alter-G, where it lets you run with a certain percentage of your body weight. And I just started doing that yesterday so it's only a matter of time before I get out there on that field, so I'm excited about that." Cruz indicated that the toughest aspect of his rehab is more mental than physical, the constant reminder that every day of rehab represents a baby step towards progress. In a sense, Cruz is re-learning from scratch the physical activities that are second nature to a professional wide receiver: such as running on flat ground. As for when he'll be back running and cutting in pads, Cruz has the start of training camp in his crosshairs, but said that he should be feeling close to 100 percent well before the start date. His goal is to be ready to shake off the rust in the months leading up to training camp and be ready to go full throttle when practices start.

-- Jets to Host Chris Canty --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports free-agent DE Chris Canty will visit with the New York Jets this weekend.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Frank Kendelson shares his thoughts on why Working Doubletime was a key factor for his fantasy title in 2011. Patrons considering a subscription should check out Frank's comments!

-- Redskins Re-Sign Duke Ihenacho --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Washington Redskins have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent S Duke Ihenacho to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

-- Giants Re-Sign Larry Donnell --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the New York Giants have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent TE Larry Donnell to a one-year, $585,000 contract.

-- Saints Release Pierre Thomas --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released veteran RB Pierre Thomas.

-- Peyton Manning on Verge of Officially Accepting a Pay Cut --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are near agreement on a new contract for the 2015 season in which the five-time NFL MVP will take a $4 million pay-cut to provide more cash for the team to do business on the free agent market, which opens with the new league year on March 10. Manning will make $15 million in base salary in 2015, league and team sources said, down from the $19 million he was scheduled to earn. The contract is not final until Manning passes a physical exam, which he is expected to take within 24 hours, sources said. Other minor details on the contract also are being finalized, a team source said.

-- Saints Shopping Curtis Lofton --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints are shopping LB Curtis Lofton, who had 144 tackles in 2014 and has played in 16 games every year of his career.

-- Texans Release Chris Myers --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have released veteran C Chris Myers.

-- Redskins to Host Tyvon Branch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports free-agent S Tyvon Branch will visit with the Washington Redskins on Thursday.

-- Vikings Set to Trade Matt Cassel to Bills --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for QB Matt Cassel. The Bills will send multiple undisclosed draft choices to Minnesota, while the Vikings will send an undisclosed draft choice to the Bills with Cassel, the teams announced. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Cassel, 32, is expected to compete with QB E.J. Manuel to become the Bills' starter at quarterback this season.

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Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bills Set to Acquire Matt Cassel --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for QB Matt Cassel. The Bills will send multiple undisclosed draft choices to Minnesota, while the Vikings will send an undisclosed draft choice to the Bills with Cassel, the teams announced. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Cassel, 32, is expected to compete with QB E.J. Manuel to become the Bills' starter at quarterback this season.

-- Letroy Guion Avoids Jail Time, But... --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers DT Letroy Guion has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement, which will result in probation, stemming from his arrest for felony marijuana and firearm possession last month, according to a source familiar with the case. The deferred prosecution agreement will be signed in the next couple of weeks, the source said. Guion will avoid serving any jail time but still could face discipline from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell under the league's personal conduct policy. The 27-year-old Guion will be a free agent next week.

-- Darnell Dockett Set to Decide Today --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent DT Darnell Dockett is expected to decide today between 49ers and Cardinals, though the Rams and Seahawks are also interested.

-- Eagles Eyeing Mark Ingram? --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

WWL TV reports there are rumblings that the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in impending free-agent Mark Ingram.

-- Andre Johnson's Agent Asks for His Release --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports WR Andre Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, says that he has asked the Houston Texans to release Johnson after Johnson was told he must take a reduced role with the team this coming season.

-- Randall Cobb Watch: Packers Appear Unwilling to Break the Bank for Him --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports according to sources, agent Jimmy Sexton has been told by the Packers they'll sign impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb to a five-year contract averaging in the $8 million to $9 million range. Sexton basically has told the team he's confident more lucrative offers await come Saturday. "Sexton does a good job for his players," an executive in personnel for an NFL team said. "He measures the market well and knows how to create a market for his clients as well. "For Randall, it's perfectly timed. He had a very good season. Making it tougher for the Packers is the franchise tags that were used at the position." Jacksonville is expected to be all over Cobb. The Jaguars are $69.3 million beneath the top-51 salary cap, giving them the most room of any team. They need a dynamic threat inside for young QB Blake Bortles, and HC Gus Bradley also is represented by Sexton. So was DE Red Bryant, a run-stopping presence of interest to the Packers last March who signed with Jacksonville. Oakland, with the second-most top-51 cap space at $56.6 million, also is ready to enter the Cobb sweepstakes, according to sources. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie helped draft Cobb for Green Bay in the second round four years ago and wants to reunite him with steady WR James Jones. Kansas City is over the cap, but another ex-Packers personnel director, GM John Dorsey, is prepared to create space and might attempt to make a run at Cobb as well.

-- Colts to Host Tyvon Branch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent S Tyvon Branch will visit with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.

-- Troy Polamalu Watch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are hoping SS Troy Polamalu retires so they won't have to release him.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Bears to Host Brian Hartline --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent WR Brian Hartline is set to visit with the Chicago Bears this week.

-- Chargers to Host Jacoby Jones --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports free-agent WR Jacoby Jones will visit with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday night.

-- Source: LeSean McCoy Not Happy About Potential Trade --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports a source close to RB LeSean McCoy commented on how the Eagles tailback feels about news of an agreement to trade McCoy to Buffalo: "He’s a Pennsylvania kid. He’s never played football outside of Pennsylvania—high school, college, pro. So of course he's not happy. Sounds like it’s pretty final to me unless LeSean is refusing to go to Buffalo." On whether the source believes McCoy will make a trade to Buffalo difficult, in light of McCoy’s initial reaction to the news: "It'll be interesting to see how this process plays itself out because he's an interesting individual. In your mind, when you think of Buffalo you think of cold and losing games. It’s not like it’s the Philadelphia market where you’re always on t.v. and you’re playing for like the division title or that type of thing... It was unexpected. I'll tell you that much.” The source on how McCoy is feeling at the moment: Honestly, he's frustrated... It's alright. It's the league. I told him that. I guess he just never experienced that, but he was like 'why me.'" The source said he thinks McCoy is "not going to make it easy, that's for sure."

-- Zimmer & Spielman Will Fly to Houston to Meet with A.P. --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer is finally going to get a chance to make his pitch to RB Adrian Peterson in person. Zimmer is scheduled to fly to Houston for a Wednesday meeting with Peterson to discuss the embattled superstar's future with the team, two people with knowledge of the plan said. Vikings GM Rick Spielman also is expected to make the trip, said one of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the fluidity of the situation.

-- Saints to Host Kendall Langford --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports former Rams DT Kendall Langford will visit with the New Orleans Saints this week.

-- Jets to Host Kendall Langford --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports former Rams DT Kendall Langford will visit with the New York Jets this week.

-- 49ers to Host Ted Ginn --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent WR Ted Ginn will visit with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

-- Titans Host Ted Ginn --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports free-agent WR Ted Ginn visited with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.

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Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Colts Extend Matt Overton --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed LS Matt Overton to a four-year contract extension through 2018.

-- Greg Hardy Watch --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports free-agent DE Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials on Wednesday.

-- Eagles Set to Acquire Kiko Alonso --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source said. In return, the Bills will send LB Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.

-- Bills Set to Acquire LeSean McCoy --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source said. In return, the Bills will send LB Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.

-- Raiders Officially Release Tyvon Branch --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Oakland Raiders have officially released S Tyvon Branch.

-- Ravens Ask Lardarius Webb to Accept a Pay Cut --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Baltimore Ravens have asked CB Lardarius Webb to accept a pay cut. Webb is set to make $8 million in the 4th year of a six-year contract he signed with the team in 2012. He carries a $12 million cap charge fro 2015.

-- Eagles Release Trent Cole --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran LB Trent Cole.

-- Giants Eyeing Ndamukong Suh --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Giants may consider making a run at impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

-- 2015 Combine: Winners & Losers --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Texans Bungle Another Andre Johnson Issue --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans HC Bill O'Brien sat WR Andre Johnson down last Thursday and delivered some interesting news. O'Brien told Johnson, the franchise's most accomplished offensive player, a man who has averaged 84 receptions per season, including a team-high 85 last year, that the Texans anticipated he would catch around 40 passes next season. "I just laughed," Johnson said on Monday night. "They gave me my role, and I just laughed at them. How do you tell a guy who is used to catching 80 balls a year that he was going to catch 40?" O'Brien told Johnson he wasn't even likely to be a starter next season, definitely not for all of the games. Johnson didn't laugh out loud this time. Maybe that wasn't a punch line but an abracadabra. Because keeping Johnson on next year's team and finding a way for him not to start would be a magnificent trick, considering that behind Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans had arguably the worst pass-catching wideouts in the NFL last season. Bottom Line: The Texans bungled this move, and seem set to make their roster worse before making it better.

-- Panthers Re-Sign Colin Cole --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers reached a one-year deal with veteran DT Colin Cole on Tuesday. The deal is worth $1.05 million with an $80,000 signing bonus, sources said. Cole's salary-cap number will be $665,000 because he accepted a deal at the veteran minimum salary benefit. "I'll be 35 in June. I'm excited and blessed to have another opportunity to play this game,'' Cole said. "I hope I can help this team move forward and get back to the Super Bowl.''

-- DeMarco Murray Could Return to Cowboys If... --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray would likely return to the Dallas Cowboys if the offer the team makes to him is equal or similar financially to those he receives from other teams as an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder on Tuesday. With quality teams potentially looking for a starting running back, Murray is expecting a "vigorous" free-agent market, even though that has not recently been the case for running backs. The 27-year-old Murray made $1.4 million last season, which ranked 23rd among running backs. RB Adrian Peterson is the highest-paid running back at $12.75 million.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Cole Beasley --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed WR Cole Beasley, who was set to be a restricted free agent. He agreed to a four-year deal worth roughly $14 million and $7 million guaranteed, according to a source.

-- Falcons Re-Sign Nathan Stupar --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons have re-signed LB Nathan Stupar to one-year, $585,000 contract.

-- 2015 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Eagles Release Cary Williams --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran CB Cary Williams.

-- Jairus Byrd Rehab Update --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports New Orleans Saints S Jairus Byrd (knee) is a few weeks away from being at full strength after a season-ending meniscus tear in his knee, according to HC Sean Payton. "He's doing well," Payton said. "His rehab is on schedule. He'll be cleared for minicamp. We're looking at about 2 or 3 weeks from him being 100 percent."

-- Patriots Name Ray Ventrone --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New England Patriots have named Ray Ventrone Assistant Special Teams Coach.

-- Ray Rice Paid Even More Money --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens paid what amounts to 44.9 percent of the $3.529 million RB Ray Rice sought from the team. The argument was the Rice had already been disciplined by the NFL, and that any additional discipline from the Ravens violated the terms of the labor deal. The Ravens will now absorb a cap charge of $1.588 million; they’d been holding $1.44 million under Rice’s name.

-- Darnell Dockett Turned Down a $2.5 Million Minimum Offer --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals would like DT Darnell Dockett back but not at the $6.55 million salary he was due to make in the last year of a contract signed in 2010. The Cardinals are believed to have offered a one-year deal worth a minimum of $2.5 million. Dockett could make up to about $4 million through playing-time and production incentives. The Cardinals are gambling that Dockett won't receive a better offer. By releasing Dockett, the Cardinals freed $6.8 million of salary cap space, putting them about $15 million under the cap with the start of free agency a week away.

-- Cory Redding May Retire --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports free-agent DL Cory Redding is considering retirement.

-- Browns Hosting Brian Hartline --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent WR Brian Hartline is visiting with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.

-- 49ers Sign One --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed RB/KR Jarryd Hayne.

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Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Andre Johnson's Career as a Texan All But Over --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Houston Chronicle reports WR Andre Johnson’s exit from the Texans after 12 seasons that established him as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame could lead him to his first Super Bowl. The Texans gave Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, permission to seek a trade for one of the greatest receivers in history. If a trade can’t be worked out, Johnson will be placed on waivers, making him an unrestricted free agent. If money isn’t an issue, Johnson might be able to sign with a perennial Super Bowl contender like New England, Seattle, Baltimore or Denver, where former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is in his first season as the Broncos’ head coach. Johnson played his greatest seasons in his eight years with Kubiak. Johnson is leaving Houston the same way he came to town –- in a first-class manner. He sent out a message on his Instagram account on Monday night that read, “Thank you Houston for a wonderful 12 years. And a special thanks to all the fans who have supported me throughout my career.” Fans are going to miss the familiar No. 80, who always represented the organization and the city in the best possible fashion.

-- Titans Release Bernard Pollard --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have released veteran SS Bernard Pollard.

-- Steelers Release Lance Moore --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran WR Lance Moore.

-- Giants Release One --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Giants have released C J.D. Walton.

-- Lions Re-Sign Dan Orlovsky --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a one-year contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign One --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent LB Danny Lansanah.

-- Eagles Sign Brad Jones --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles have signed free-agent LB Brad Jones to a two-year contract.

-- 49ers to Host Darnell Dockett --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free-agent DT Darnell Dockett has scheduled a visit beginning tonight with the San Francisco 49ers.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Dolphins Transition Tag Charles Clay --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Miami Dolphins have placed the transition tag on TE Charles Clay, according to a league source. The tight end transition tag is $7.071 million.

-- Dolphins Release Nate Garner --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Miami Dolphins have released OL Nate Garner.

-- Patriots Franchise Stephen Gostkowski --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the New England Patriots have franchise tagged PK Stephen Gostkowski.

-- Lions Re-Sign Darryl Tapp --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions have re-signed DE Darryl Tapp to a one-year, $870K contract, with a $80K signing bonus.

-- Giants Franchise JPP --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Giants have franchise tagged DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

-- Dolphins Release Cortland Finnegan --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have released veteran CB Cortland Finnegan, saving the team $5.475 million this year.

-- Josh McCown Expects to Start for Browns --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns last week signed QB Josh McCown to a three-year deal worth $14 million, including $6.25 million guaranteed and $6 million in incentives, which is better than typical backup money. "That's my expectation right now," McCown told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" on Monday about his goal to start for the Browns. "We'll see, as things unfold, what their plan is, but that's my expectation. I'm going to compete as such to do that."

-- Vikings Talking to A.P. --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have wasted little time taking advantage of the fact they're able to communicate with RB Adrian Peterson again. Peterson, who was placed back on the commissioner's exempt list last Thursday after federal judge David Doty ordered the NFL to vacate his suspension, can once again talk directly with the Vikings. Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Monday that the team has had "open dialogue" with Peterson since Thursday. Spielman would not elaborate on the Vikings' conversations with Peterson, but said again the team wants him back next season. "We are able to have communication now with Adrian," Spielman said. "We'll keep all those communications internal. I think it's been very clearly stated we want Adrian Peterson back. He's a unique talent, and he's under contract with us."

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Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Cowboys Franchise Dez Bryant --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have franchise tagged WR Dez Bryant.

-- Broncos Franchise Demaryius Thomas --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Denver Broncso have franchise tagged WR Demaryius Thyomas.

-- Brian Orakpo Watch --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo will not be franchised by the Redskins, but sources say both sides are working on a new deal before free agency.

-- Brad Jones Touring --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports free-agent LB Brad Jones recently visited with the Tennessee Titans and is scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Other teams have also shown interest in Jones, who was released by the Packers in February.

-- Ravens Release Victor Hampton --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Ravens official website reports the Ravens have released CB Victor Hampton, who was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving while impaired.

-- 2015 Salary Cap Announced --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports NFL teams were informed today the salary cap will officially be $143.28 million, according to a source.

-- Buccaneers Shopping Anthony Collins --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shopping OT Anthony Collins. If they can't trade him, they will release him.

-- Dwight Freeney Watch --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers seven-time Pro Bowler LB Dwight Freeney has decided to play a 14th NFL season. Whether he returns to San Diego or pursues an opportunity elsewhere remains to be seen. Scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next week, he is in no hurry to decide.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Patriots Appear More Likely to Franchise Stephen Gostkowski Than Devin McCourty --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports if the New England Patriots use the franchise tag before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, there is a greater likelihood it will be assigned to PK Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty, according to multiple sources involved in discussions with those involved. Gostkowski's tag projects to be closer to $4.5 million, while McCourty's would be approximately $9.5 million.

-- Chad Greenway Watch --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings want LB Chad Greenway to play his 10th season with the team. Greenway, who is slated to make $7 million this season, took a pay cut last year and would probably take another in 2015 to stay here. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10th [when free agents can be signed], but we’d love to have LB Chad Greenway back and finish [his career] as a Minnesota Viking,” GM Rick Spielman said.

-- Eagles Working to Restructure Trent Cole --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports the Eagles would like to create more salary cap room by addressing LB Trent Cole’s contract. The two sides have been discussing a reworked contract that would slash Cole’s current cap figure of $11.6 million.

-- Lions Hosting Kendall Langford --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports former Rams DT Kendall Langford is paying a free-agent visit to Detroit today.

-- Bengals Hosting Jacoby Jones --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports free-agent WR Jacoby Jones is visiting with the Cincinnati Bengals today.

-- Sources: Eagles Have Not Asked LeSean McCoy to Accept a Pay Cut --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports contrary to an earlier story, the Eagles have not approached RB LeSean McCoy about restructuring his contract, two sources close to the situation said.

-- Lions Will Not Franchise Ndamukong Suh --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have decided against using the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh. Suh was one of the more intriguing options for the tag, because doing so would have meant spending close to $26.9 million to tie him up for the 2015 season with no guarantee of a long-term deal.

-- Jarrett Bush Arrested, Then Released Without Charges --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers veteran CB Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning for misdemeanor public intoxication and later released with no charges being filed in Vacaville, California. According to the police report obtained Bush was detained and later released following an incident at Evelyn's Big Italian Restaurant in the downtown area of Vacaville. The report said there was a fight outside the restaurant and, when officers arrived, they found a large gathering of people outside and asked those gathered to leave. However, officers said Bush "refused to leave and continued to create a disturbance, and as a result was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication." The report said Bush was cooperative with officer after being detained. The 30-year-old Bush was booked into Solano County Jail at 3:21 a.m., according to the jail log.

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-- Chiefs Franchise Justin Houston --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Kansas City Chiefs placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston on Monday, a team source said. The amount of the franchise tender for linebackers hasn't been set by the NFL, but it is expected to be about $13 million for the 2015 season. The Chiefs and Houston have until July 15 to agree on a long-term contract. If they don't have a deal in place by then, they can't agree on one until after the 2015 regular season. NBC Sports adds Houston will not sign his tender immediately.

-- 49ers LB Rehab Update --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports both San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) and LB Navorro Bowman (knee) are expected to be ready to go for the start of training camp.

-- LeVeon Bell Could be Suspended Up to Four Games --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the new substance-abuse policy imposes a two-game suspension for a first-offense DUI. By landing on probation for a July 2014 DUI arrest arising from marijuana use, Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell is expected to be suspended for two games. But there’s a catch that could result in a doubling of Bell’s expected punishment. The new substance-abuse policy makes a two-game suspension the standard penalty for a DUI arising from alcohol use. For violations of the law involving other substances of abuse, a first offense exposes the player to a suspension of “up to four” games. It’s unclear whether the NFL will give Bell, who becomes the test case for the new substance-abuse policy, four games, three, two, or fewer. The prior substance-abuse policy also exposed players to a suspension without pay of “up to four” games for violations of the law for substances other than alcohol. Still, it would be a surprise if Bell gets less for DUI-marijuana under the new policy than he would get for DUI-alcohol under the new policy. But don’t be surprised if he gets more, especially since alcohol is legal in Pennsylvania and marijuana currently isn’t.

-- Broncos to Franchise Demaryius Thomas on Monday --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports the Broncos are expected to use the "nonexclusive" franchise tag on WR Demaryius Thomas come Monday. The team could have used the "exclusive" tag that would have prohibited the player from negotiating with other NFL teams. The "nonexclusive" tag makes it possible for other teams to negotiate with Thomas, although the Broncos would have the right to match any offer. Moreover, should the Broncos decide against matching an offer, the team signing away Thomas would have to compensate Denver with two first-round draft picks. In other words, the cost of another team signing away Thomas is so costly, he is certain to be with the Broncos in 2015. The "nonexclusive" designation is the most common tag. The Dallas Cowboys will also use the "nonexclusive" designation Monday on their star wide receiver, WR Dez Bryant, who was selected two slots behind Thomas in the first round of the 2010 draft. Neither Thomas, 27, nor his agent, Todd France, could be reached for comment Sunday, but it wouldn't be a surprise if the three-time Pro Bowler protested by not signing his franchise tag designation until the July 15 deadline. That would keep Thomas away from the team's offseason program that will run from mid-April until mid-June. It would also allow him to skip the mandatory minicamp in June without penalty.

-- Marshawn Lynch Expected to Carry the Football Before the Late Turnover in the Super Bowl --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports RB Marshawn Lynch finally opened up about the Seattle Seahawks' final offensive play in the Super Bowl, telling a Turkish sports network that he was expecting to get the ball on the much-debated play that ended up sealing the New England Patriots' XLIX victory. Lynch avoided reporters following the Seahawks' 28-24 loss and answered just one question about the final play call in which Russell Wilson threw a pass at the 1-yard line that was intercepted by the Patriots' Malcolm Butler, saying "this is a team game." But Lynch gave a thoughtful response to a question about the final play call in an interview with NTV Spor, Turkey's leading sports network. Lynch is in Turkey, along with former Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams and Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge for an American Football Without Barriers camp in the country. "To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it's a team sport," he said in the interview. "I had no problem with the decision of the play calling. I mean, you know, I think it was more of a ... how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that's pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time. I don't know what went into that call. I mean, maybe it was a good thing that I didn't get the ball. I mean, you know, it cost us the Super Bowl. I mean, I have full ... I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that plan because we've done it so many more times. But would I love to had the ball in? Yes, I would have. But the game is over, and I am in Turkey."

-- Stephen Tulloch Rehab Update --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports LB Stephen Tulloch (torn ACL) may not know about his status with the Detroit Lions for 2015, but the rehabilitation of his torn left ACL is something he is not worried about. Tulloch said Sunday on SiriusXM Radio that recovery on the knee, injured celebrating a sack of Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers in Week 3, is going ahead of schedule. "I'm way ahead of schedule and I feel great," Tulloch said. "I was telling a friend of mine yesterday, man, it's crazy how you feel stronger than you did previous, before the surgery. Just training every day and working hard with my trainers and my rehab therapists, it's great and I'm looking forward to the season."

-- Victor Hampton Arrested --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

WSOCTV.com reports Baltimore Ravens CB Victor Hampton was arrested on driving while impaired charges in Charlotte Saturday, according to investigators with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. He is facing DWI, speeding, reckless driving and open container charges.

-- Raiders Release LaMarr Woodley --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have released veteran DE LaMarr Woodley.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Randall Cobb Watch --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports whether the Green Bay Packers franchise WR Randall Cobb or not, it seems likely that negotiations with Cobb's agent will go down to the final hours before the free-agent market opens on March 10th. Last year, the Packers got a deal done with CB Sam Shields (four years, $39 million, $12.5 million signing bonus) just as free agency was set to begin.

-- NFL Could Ditch Thursday Night Inactive Lists --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent said Saturday that the Competition Committee considered the proper handling of rosters for Thursday games. According to a league source, the possible solution is the removal of the inactive list for Thursday Night Football. If that happens, teams would dress all 53 players on Thursday night games, with no players on the inactive list. It doesn’t mean that all 53 players would dress for every team in each Thursday night game; players too injured to play but not so injured to be on injured reserve won’t dress. Presumably, this approach would apply to all Thursday games, including the trio of games played on the fourth Thursday in November.

-- Will Jeremy Maclin Be Franchise Tagged? --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNPhilly.com reports impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin is in no rush to re-sign with the Eagles. However, it seems that the Eagles certainly don't want him to test the market, so there is a very good chance that they will franchise tag him on Monday if the two sides haven't come to an agreement. In fact, CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher believes that will indeed happen, while others aren't so sure. It will be interesting to see what transpires come Monday.

-- Justin Forsett Watch --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports after six years of bouncing around the league as a backup running back, RB Justin Forsett made the most of his extended shot in the top job for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. Forsett ran for 1,266 yards, caught 44 passes and scored eight touchdowns as Baltimore advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs. He did all that on a one-year, $730,000 contract that will leave him as a free agent in a little more than a week if he doesn’t re-sign with the Ravens. Staying put is Forsett’s top choice and he’s “praying that everything works out” with the Ravens. Wherever Forsett winds up, though, he plans more of the same in 2015. “I want to build upon it,” Forsett said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I want to be great. I didn’t come in this league to be a one-year wonder. Every time I got an opportunity I was able to seize it and I want to continue to do that.”

-- A.J. Smith Retires --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports when A.J. Smith announced that he wouldn’t be back for a third season as a consultant in the Washington Redskins front office, he said he and his family were going to discuss what was next after three decades in the NFL. Smith announced the result of those discussions is his retirement.

-- Kaluka Maiava Turns Himself In to Begin Serving Jail Term --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports free-agent LB Kaluka Maiava has pleaded no contest to assault charges for a brawl at a Maui bar that happened in 2013 days after he signed with the Oakland Raiders. Maiava turned himself in Monday afternoon to the Maui Community Correctional Center to begin serving a 15-day jail term, the Maui News reported. A judge denied his request to reduce the jail time but gave him the chance to keep the conviction off his record if he successfully completes a year of probation. "Under the circumstances I see in this case, the 15 days in jail was warranted," Wailuku District Judge Kelsey Kawano said. Maiava's attorney, Ben Lowenthal, argued that a conviction would hurt his football career. Maiava was released from the Raiders last year after a hamstring injury. The Baldwin High School graduate played for the University of Southern California before being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft.

-- Vincent Jackson Going Nowhere --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson, 32 years old, will be back with the team in 2015 at his full salary of $9.777 million, with a salary cap hit of $12 million. He's had three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons in Tampa.

-- DeMarco Murray Seems Likely to Hit the Open Market --
Sun Mar 1, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports Dallas Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones describes talks with unrestricted free-agent RB DeMarco Murray's agents as "slow" up to this point. "[Murray] is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see. I do believe deep down he'd love to stay in Dallas."

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Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Panthers Won't Re-Sign Greg Hardy --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Black and Blue Review reports the Carolina Panthers are out of the running for last year’s franchise player, deciding to let DE Greg Hardy walk into the free agency market, and willing to simply accept whatever 2016 compensatory pick comes their way.

-- Cowboys to Franchise Dez Bryant by Monday --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed that the team indeed expects to apply the franchise tag to WR Dez Bryant by Monday's deadline. "I still think that it's probably, you know, would be a stretch to think that we would have something done by Monday and beat the franchise-tag deadline," Jones said. "Looks like we're eyeing a franchise tag on Dez, but certainly won't stop us from working hard to get a long-term deal." The Cowboys were close to a "Cowboy-for-Life" deal with Bryant back in late October, but negotiations went back to square one as Bryant fired agent Eugene Parker in favor of Tom Condon, who the Cowboys front office met with this past week. "Jerry Sr. and myself actually had a meeting with Tom Condon, his agent, Tuesday night," Jones said. "Had a good long visit."

-- Brian Cushing Undergoes Three Surgeries --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans LB Brian Cushing underwent surgery three times after the season to help him get ready for his seventh season with the Texans. Not only did Cushing undergo surgery to repair a broken right wrist, but he also had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle. “Left ankle, left knee — the same knee I’ve had all the issues with,” Cushing said Saturday during an appearance for Blackhorse Limo at Warehouse Live. “It’s not uncommon for stuff like that to happen. It’s just little things here and there, the residual effects of two major surgeries and injuries, the wear and tear of playing throughout the season. “There were still some things bothering me a little bit. Just went in there and had real good success in both areas and looking forward to a very healthy and productive season. We have the technology and the doctors, especially in Houston, to do a simple, minor procedure like that. Go in, clean whatever needs to get out of there and just feel better.” Cushing, who started 14 games last season, still has a cast on his right wrist and says he’s on schedule for everything required to be ready for the e offseason program.

-- Randall Cobb Contract Watch --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have conceded that impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb's price is going to be high. While it's true that no deal is imminent, nothing has changed since last Friday, when it was reported that, according to multiple sources, re-signing Cobb and OT Bryan Bulaga remains the Packers' focus right now.

-- Rishard Matthews Wants Out of Miami --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews has asked the team to trade or release him.

-- Stevie Johnson Still a 49er, But... --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports, in an update from our previous story, a pay cut looms for San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson, a source said. He is set to make $5.5 million this season, and has NOT yet been released.

-- A Pay Cut for LeSean McCoy? --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports there's talk in Philly that the Eagles may want RB LeSean McCoy to accept a pay cut. McCoy has already been asked about it this offseason and responded that he’s not interested in taking a pay cut, but Philly.com is raising the question of whether McCoy is in danger of being asked to take a pay cut — and getting cut if he declines. Under his current contract, McCoy is scheduled to count $11.9 million against the Eagles’ cap this year, which makes him the second-most expensive running back in the NFL for 2015, behind only RB Adrian Peterson. Darren Sproles is also scheduled to cost $4.1 million against the Eagles’ cap, and the Eagles are expected to tender restricted free-agent RB Chris Polk at $1.6 million for 2015. That would be a total cost of $17.6 million just for three running backs. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on a position that is being devalued around the NFL. And the easiest way to reduce that awful lot of money would be to reduce McCoy’s cap number. McCoy has already said he’s willing to restructure his deal to lessen his cap hit for this year, but he was clear he just means a simple restructure that pays him the same amount of money, not a new deal that pays him less money. That means that if the Eagles think he’s overpaid, their only real option would be to release him.

-- 49ers Release Stevie Johnson --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the San Francisco 49ers have released veteran WR Stevie Johnson, saving the team $5.5 million against the 2015 salary cap.

-- 2015 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Greg Hardy Watch --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports the NFL will not receive court documents from impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy's trial for domestic violence. After a federal judge ruled in RB Adrian Peterson’s favor last week, Hardy planned to ask the league for immediate reinstatement from the commissioner’s exempt list. But after the league appealed Judge David Doty’s decision, it effectively put Hardy’s reinstatement hopes on ice. It's likely that the NFL will announce discipline for Hardy this week, before the March 10th start of free agency. And given the post-Rice climate around the league, a scenario in which Hardy is not suspended seems unlikely.

-- Adios C.J. Spiller? --
Sat Feb 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR550 reports the safe bet is impending free-agent RB C.J. Spiller does not re-sign with the Buffalo Bills.


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