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-- FINAL DAY TO RENEW AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES FOR 2016! --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- LeSean McCoy Involved in Altercation with Off-Duty Police --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football CSNPhilly.com reports Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy and former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley were involved in an altercation with three off-duty Philadelphia police officers at an Old City nightclub this weekend, according to a police report. The incident occurred at Recess around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the report. The report states that officers Darnell Jessie, Roland Butler and Sergeant Daniel Ayers purchased four bottles of champagne that evening. When Butler “moved to another location with his bottle,” former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter “approached him and tried to pull the bottle from his hand.” According to the report, “an argument ensued as to the ownership of the bottle,” at which point McCoy, Brinkley and Christopher Henderson “assisted [Porter].” During the ensuing altercation, according to the report, Butler was knocked to the ground and “punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times.” A law enforcement official said that two of the officers suffered broken ribs. According to the report, Butler transported himself to Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration to his right eye, a broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb. Jessie was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital where he received stitches over his left eye and treatment for a possible skull fracture. Video surveillance from outside showed both parties being ejected from the club, according to the report. A camera inside the club where the incident occurred “was not functional.” Spokesmen for the Philadelphia Police Department and the Buffalo Bills did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


-- Marshawn Lynch Indicates He's Retiring --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch reports via his Twitter page on Sunday that he intends to retire by posting a picture of his cleat hanging on a wire (hanging up his cleats).


-- Free Agency 2016: Teams Have a Lot of Work To Do --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com 2016 premium package subscribers take note. Senior fantasy writer John Holler releases his annual special look at Free Agency in 2016. 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 check out Holler's thoughts! Previous subscribers of FFMastermind.com can purchase a 2016 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, you will be able to order NEXT WEEK to get the inside scoop in 2016!


-- Victor Cruz Had a Rare Calf Injury --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants WR Victor Cruz suffered a torn fascia in his calf last season. It's very rare. Recovery from this type of injury is supposed to be 100% with no long-term problems.


-- 2016 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Sun Jan 17, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our 2016 NFL Draft Central feature has debuted! This feature contains links to all our 2016 NFL Rookie Draft coverage. We begin the 2016 off-season with the first round order of the upcoming 2016 NFL Rookie Draft in April, a list of all Early Entrants who have declared their Eligibility for the NFL draft, and a link to PASS (Player Analysis & Scouting Service). Other free and premium items will be released in the coming days and weeks, such as Team (Rookie) Needs and the first cut of our 2016 Mock Rookie NFL Draft. Be sure to check out 2016 NFL Draft Central today!


-- 2016 Coaching/Player Moves Feature Debuts! --
Thu Jan 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Once again in 2016, FFMastermind.com is tracking all important coaching and player moves throughout the NFL in our annual Coaching/Player Moves feature for your viewing pleasure. This feature will be updated daily as key coaches and players re-sign, sign, resign, or are fired. Enjoy!


-- FFMastermind Wins $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Tue Jan 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com and The Doomsday Blasters, two teams led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar, won $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past season. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300,000!


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Sun Jan 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down another The Huddle (SOFA) Expert 12 league Title, making it BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS! 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 (back-to-back second place finishes) in the 2015 The Huddle Expert IDP league. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 11 of the past 12 years!


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Tue Mar 10, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Falcons Release Durant & Moore --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons have released LB Justin Durant and SS William Moore.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Michael Valders gets to the point real quick concerning his 17 Fantasy Football Titles. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Michael has to say!

-- Eagles Release Riley Cooper --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have released WR Riley Cooper.

-- Tate Speaks on Megatron --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

MLive.com reports as much as Lions WR Golden Tate wants to watch WR Calvin Johnson continue his magnificent career for a 10th season, he also gets why one of the game's best is reportedly set to call it quits at 30 years old. Especially given how physically Johnson has played the game, often taking huge blows after making one of his 731 career catches. "It's weird," Tate said. "When the rumors came out he was going to leave Detroit, I didn't know it was because of health reasons. I thought it might have been a money thing, or his contract was up, is what I initially thought. Because he showed up to work as the same Calvin that we've always known. Worked hard, busted his tail when he's out there, makes some incredible catches. But his body just isn't holding up. With his body type, and how he plays the game, he plays at a high level all the time for a bunch of years."

-- Marshawn Lynch Retirement Confirmed --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Seahawks official website reports via their Twitter page that they confirmed RB Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

-- Peyton Manning Retirement Watch --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said this morning on the TODAY show that he will not make his decision regarding retirement for a few more weeks. "I'll keep doing it for a few more weeks, and then, at the appropriate time, I think I'll make a decision," Manning said. "I have to tell you, though, I'm very much at peace with it."

-- Eagles Not Interested in Nick Foles --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Daily News reports contrary to an earlier story, the Eagles are not interested in reacquiring St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles.

-- LeSean McCoy Involved in Altercation with Off-Duty Police --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football CSNPhilly.com reports Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy and former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley were involved in an altercation with three off-duty Philadelphia police officers at an Old City nightclub this weekend, according to a police report. The incident occurred at Recess around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the report. The report states that officers Darnell Jessie, Roland Butler and Sergeant Daniel Ayers purchased four bottles of champagne that evening. When Butler “moved to another location with his bottle,” former Pitt football player Tamarcus Porter “approached him and tried to pull the bottle from his hand.” According to the report, “an argument ensued as to the ownership of the bottle,” at which point McCoy, Brinkley and Christopher Henderson “assisted [Porter].” During the ensuing altercation, according to the report, Butler was knocked to the ground and “punched, kicked and stomped about his body and head multiple times.” A law enforcement official said that two of the officers suffered broken ribs. According to the report, Butler transported himself to Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration to his right eye, a broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb. Jessie was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital where he received stitches over his left eye and treatment for a possible skull fracture. Video surveillance from outside showed both parties being ejected from the club, according to the report. A camera inside the club where the incident occurred “was not functional.” Spokesmen for the Philadelphia Police Department and the Buffalo Bills did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

-- Reggie Bush Has No Plans to Retire --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush says he's not done, despite barely playing last season and being cut by the Detroit Lions the year before. "I'm not retiring," Bush told reporters in San Francisco on Sunday. "I'm still playing. No, I'm not done. And I would never -- knock on wood -- I never want to end my career like that, going out with that."

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Mon Feb 8, 2016 --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!

-- Broncos Win Super Bowl 50 24-10 --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports QB Peyton Manning had just enough left in his 39-year-old body to keep things in order on offense and give the Denver Broncos' defense room to stomp, flex and rumble to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium. "I'm just glad I'm on the same team as our defense and glad I don't have play against them ... No question our defense led the way," Manning said. The victory is the Broncos’ third in the Super Bowl -- it was the team’s record-tying eighth trip -- and ultimately fulfilled a promise Broncos GM John Elway made to Manning in 2012. Manning refused to answer if he plans to retire, saying he will take plenty of time to decide his future at a later date.

-- Marshawn Lynch Indicates He's Retiring --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch reports via his Twitter page on Sunday that he intends to retire by posting a picture of his cleat hanging on a wire (hanging up his cleats).

-- Corey Brown Injured --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown left Sunday's Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos with a concussion.

-- Eagles QB Plans --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to use the franchise tag on QB Sam Bradford, according to league sources, though they still have some interest in re-signing him. A name to watch with the Eagles' off-season quarterback maneuvers is QB Nick Foles. Eagles HC Doug Pederson drafted Foles and is interested, according to NFL sources.

-- Patriots to Consider Matt Forte? --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports at the very least, the running back-needy New En gland Patriots figure to explore the possibility of signing free-agent RB Matt Forte, who turned 30 on Dec. 10th. He could be a multi-purpose weapon in the team’s offense while also not having to be the workhorse he once was in Chicago.

-- Sources: Broncos to Franchise Tag Von Miller Unless... --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports unless the two sides can reach a long-term deal in the next month, the Denver Broncos will use their franchise tag on Pro Bowl LB Von Miller, according to league sources. Tagging Miller will create other contractual issues for the Broncos, most notably, it would prevent the team from retaining quarterback Brock Osweiler unless it signs him to a long-term extension.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Barry Sanders: Megatron Retiring Would Be Devastating --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports while WR Calvin Johnson mulls whether to return to the Detroit Lions, another Lions legend knows the effect it will have on the franchise if Johnson does indeed hang up his cleats. "It would certainly be difficult," Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders told the Detroit News. "[Johnson has] given a lot to our organization and our team and he's such a great player and one of those guys you just love having in your organization. Hey, it would be devastating, no question about it."

-- Sources: Marshawn Lynch Tells People He's Going to Retire --
Sun Feb 7, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him he plans to retire, according to league sources.

-- Brett Favre Headlines 2016 HOF Class --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre headlines the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. The three-time league MVP was elected for enshrinement Saturday, in his first year of eligibility. Favre will be joined by WR Marvin Harrison, LB Kevin Greene, OT Orlando Pace and former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Tony Dungy. Dick Stanfel and Ken Stabler, the two nominees from the seniors committee, for players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago, also will be enshrined in the class, as will former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., who was nominated as a contributor.

-- Thomas Rawls Rehab Update --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Seahawks official website reports Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) talked with reporters briefly about his ankle injury the day after Seattle’s season-ending loss and said he’s pain free, and will be ready for next season.

-- LeVeon Bell Not Cleared to Run Yet --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (torn MCL/PCL) hasn't been cleared to start running yet. "Once I get cleared to run, I'll be happy," Bell said. "I just want to get back to how I am and get ready for next season." Bell tore his medial collateral ligament in Week #8 of the 2015 season.

-- Tony Romo Health Watch --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys QB Tony Romo will determine how to address his fractured collarbone once he receives the results of his next CT scan. "We'll make the decision in early March for sure, one way or the other,'' Romo said Friday after he concluded a series of appearances on radio row for Super Bowl 50. "We'll figure this out soon.'' The Cowboys quarterback spoke about more than surgical options with reporters in the midst of a crowded convention hall ballroom. Romo touched on how confident he is in his health and how it's silly to view his back as a concern going forward. Most of Romo's time was spent discussing the distal clavicle fractures that robbed him of 12 games this season. Doctors were encouraged by the bone growth and regeneration that was evident in the scan taken last week. That has put two options in play. One would be to use a set of screws to attach a plate over the collarbone to limit the potential for this to become a recurring problem. The second would be to shave or remove a part of the clavicle where it meets the shoulder. This is called a Mumford procedure. "We haven't made a decision yet,'' Romo said. "We look at it and we're like, 'which one ensures, most likely, that it never happens again.' That's really what you're trying to do. "We're asking a lot of people to get enough data to figure out. The reality of it is, it's a collarbone and if the collarbone doesn't hurt, I should be good to go to play out the final four to five years. That's all we're trying to ensure.'' Both procedures have a six-to-eight week recovery period which would clear Romo to take the field for the start of organized team activities in May. "It's not as if I'm going to get an ACL redone,'' Romo said. "This is a bone. Bones heal. Sometimes you can help them heal. That's really what we're talking about. Should we let it heal on its own or should we help it a little bit so it won't happen again next year?'' Romo said he's been throwing hard the past month and feels as good as he's felt in the last two or three years. He's taken the approach that his offseason is already underway since he missed so much time this past season and said he's excited. He's also confident the back, which required two surgeries and limited him after the 2013 and '14 seasons, is no longer an issue. "The back's not going to keep me out anymore," Romo said. "I think the silly stuff is now still talking about the back because it's actually stronger than it has been."

-- Pat Bowlen Returns Home to Rest After Lengthy Hospital Stay --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen had a lengthy stay in the hospital before the team’s playoff run. An NFL source says that Bowlen had a blood clot and has since returned home to rest. Bowlen, 71, is battling Alzheimer’s and resigned day-to-day control of the team in 2014. The Pat Bowlen Trust, established more than a decade ago, retains ownership of the team and will eventually pass it on to one of Bowlen’s seven children.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --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!

-- Megatron Watch --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Detroit Lions president Rod Wood told reporters in San Francisco that he has spoken with WR Calvin Johnson “a couple times,” as well as chatting with Johnson’s agent, Bus Cook, as Johnson contemplates his decision whether to retire or return to the Lions. Wood said the Lions would like to have him back if he wants to play and they haven’t thought about any of the contract questions that would come along with Johnson’s return. He is set to make a little over $24 million against the cap in 2016 and is contracted to play with the Lions for four more seasons. The Lions are continuing to stick with their initial plan of giving Johnson as much time as he needs to make his decision, but Wood said at some point the franchise would go to him to figure out what was going on closer to the start of the new league year. Wood told reporters he hopes to introduce Johnson to new GM Bob Quinn in the next week and that he doesn’t know when Johnson’s decision will come.

-- Roger Goodell Pushing for Automatic Ejection After Two Personal Fouls in One Game --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing the NFL toward a policy that would require automatic ejections for players who commit multiple personal fouls in a game. In theory, it's a good idea and an effective deterrent against outrageous on-field behavior. In reality, there are many details to consider and resolve before we can feel confident that the policy would be a net positive for the league. Here's the kicker: Depending on how the rule is structured and designed, we could see a 10-fold rise in ejections based on last season's per-game penalty totals.

-- Arthur Blank Loves Roddy White, But... --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank wants WR Roddy White to finish his career with the team but said the decision ultimately will come down to HC Dan Quinn. The 34-year-old White just completed his 11th NFL season and has two years left on his contract. His salary cap number is $6,043,750 next season, a hefty figure based on White's limited role in OC Kyle Shanahan's scheme. And White has no desire to take a paycut. Although Blank is a White supporter, he won't force the issue regarding which players remain on the roster. "I have nothing but respect for Roddy and I love Roddy," Blank said in a telephone interview from the Super Bowl's radio row. "I love what he's done for our franchise. And I love the type of leadership that he has. And I love his role as a father. When it comes to where Roddy is in the future, that's where the owner doesn't get involved. That's a decision that will be made by the coach, the coaching staff and personnel. When they're ready to do it, they'll do it. They're in the process of going through the roster evaluation now. They've had some discussions. They'll have more discussions."

-- Cowboys Still Like DeMarco Murray, But... --
Sat Feb 6, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports there is no question the Dallas Cowboys would have interest in bringing RB DeMarco Murray back if the numbers are reworked. The question is reworking the numbers. Murray is guaranteed $9 million over the next two years. He's not going to just give that money up, and the NFL Players Association would not allow that even if he wanted to. The Eagles would have to take a $13 million cap hit if they cut or trade Murray under the present contract. The Cowboys wouldn't want to pick up that contract, as a year ago they didn't want to pay him that much and he's a year older and coming off a down year. Last year, the Cowboys were wise to let Murray go from a cap perspective, but not from a football perspective. Something should have been worked out before he even tested the market. Murray did nothing wrong in going with the big offer. He had to strike when the money was there. It was his only shot at a big payday. But things were awful in Philly last year. Things were awful in Dallas, too. Murray's best fit is still with the Cowboys. Unless the Eagles are willing to take on some of the contract, no one knows how something gets done with the Cowboys or any team.

-- Johnny Manziel Under Investigation --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Dallas police are now investigating Browns QB Johnny Manziel for domestic violence against Colleen Crowley after receiving a complaint Friday. From a department statement: "Following yesterday's release, today the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016,'' the statement read. "A criminal investigation into the incident, in which Johnathan Manziel is the listed suspect, has been initiated. Detectives will thoroughly investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed and victim services will be offered. As there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault. This is an on-going investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available.''

-- Josh Gordon Watch --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants WR Josh Gordon to convince him that he will change his lifestyle before reinstating him from indefinite suspension for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. In response to a question at his annual Super Bowl press conference, Goodell acknowledged receiving Gordon’s application for reinstatement, which was delivered just before the one-year anniversary of Gordon’s suspension. League rules say Goodell has up to 60 days to rule on Gordon’s reinstatement for the 2016 season. He would not specify how soon he may deliver a judgment. “The process is we will go back and look at how he’s conducted himself over the last several months, what he’s done to make sure it’s consistent with the terms of his suspension, and at some stage we’ll have a report on that, and I will engage with our people to understand where he is, where he’s been, but most importantly, where he’s going,” Goodell said. “When these things happen, it’s about trying to avoid them in the future. Our No. 1 issue here is to prevent these things from happening. “I’m hopeful that Josh understands that he’s going to have to conduct himself differently going forward to be a member of the NFL and to be representing the Cleveland Browns -- or any team in the NFL. So, our job is to try to get people to understand that, try to make sure that they live by the policies that we have, and ensure that this is what all of us want and also what the fans want. Our fans want everybody playing by the same rules.” Gordon was suspended indefinitely on Feb. 3, 2015, for violating terms of a previous 10-game suspension at the beginning of the 2014 season. Gordon has written that he tested positive for alcohol, which was banned as a result of a negotiated ruling that involved a DUI offense he had in July of 2014. Gordon also served a two-game suspension in 2013 for testing for codeine, a banned NFL substance. He also was expelled from Baylor University and University of Utah for positive tests of marijuana. A source said this week that Gordon is confident he has met terms of his indefinite suspension to merit reinstatement. If reinstated, Gordon will revert to Stage 3 of the NFL substance abuse policy. It means he would continue to receive random testing and be one strike away from another indefinite suspension.

-- Allen Hurns Rehab Update --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars official website reports Jaguars WR Allen Hurns underwent sports hernia surgery January 19. “It’s been two weeks now,” Hurns said. “The first week was real tough, real sore. It was tough to do anything as far as yawning, sneezing, coughing – all of that. Right now, I’m moving around a lot better.” Hurns, who began working out by himself immediately last offseason following his rookie season, won’t be able to maintain quite that year-round schedule this offseason. He said he expects to begin running and some training in about a month, and he also said he expects to participate when the Jaguars’ offseason program begins in April. “OTAs [organized team activities], I’ll definitely be ready,” he said. “I’ll be doing everything I’m supposed to be.”

-- FFMastermind.com Subscribers Win Thousands! --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Johnny Manziel Shuns Browns --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says the team has reached out to QB Johnny Manziel several times without a response. "We're not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player, we're worried about QB Johnny Manziel the person," said Haslam.

-- Broncos Friday Injury Update - Manning & Daniels Probable --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos LB Brandon Marshall (ankle) is questionable to play in Super Bowl 50. S Darian Stewart (knee), OG Louis Vasquez (knee), S T.J. Ward (ankle), TE Owen Daniels (knee), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), OG Evan Mathis (ankle), and LB DeMarcus Ware (knee/back) are probable.

-- Panthers Friday Injury Update - Stewart Not Listed --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers DE Jared Allen (foot), LB Thomas Davis (forearm) and FB Mike Tolbert (knee) are probable to play in Super Bowl 50.

-- Raiders to Host Texans on MNF --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the Houston Texans will play the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football November 21st in Mexico City.

-- Thomas Davis Will Start in Super Bowl 50 --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Carolina Panthers HC Ron Rivera says LB Thomas Davis (broken forearm) will start in Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos.

-- Montee Ball Arrested --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The State Journal reports free-agent RB Montee Ball was arrested by Madison police early Friday after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a table at a Downtown hotel. Ball, 25, was taken to the Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of substantial battery. Police were called at about 3:40 a.m. Friday to the Hampton Hotel and Suites, 440 W. Johnson St. "The woman told police she had a dispute with her boyfriend," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "She said he put his hands on her, picked her up and threw her." She told police she hit a table, resulting in a cut to her leg, which needed stitches. Ball was found outside the hotel. "He was very cooperative," DeSpain said.

-- Robinson: Lynch Done in Seattle --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com's Michael Robinson reports he played four seasons with RB Marshawn Lynch in Seattle and calls the mercurial running back “my best friend.” In an interview, Robinson said it’s likely Lynch’s tenure with the Seahawks is over. “I think it’s fair to assume that,” he said. “I really do and I think for the last few years, whether it’s been bringing in WR Percy Harvin, whether it’s been bringing in TE Jimmy Graham, they’ve been trying to bring in people around QB Russell Wilson so that they don’t necessarily need Marshawn. I don’t think that’s a slight to Marshawn, just after a while, a back gets older, still wants more money. A team has to be prepared to get younger at some point. And I think the injury didn’t help this year. The fact that he didn’t get the yards that he usually gets didn’t help this year. So we’ll see.” Robinson said he knows what Lynch plans to do but that “it’s not my responsibility to tell.” The Seahawks would save $6.5 million against the salary cap for 2016 by releasing Lynch.

-- 2016 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our 2016 NFL Draft Central feature has debuted! This feature contains links to all our 2016 NFL Rookie Draft coverage. We begin the 2016 off-season with the first round order of the upcoming 2016 NFL Rookie Draft in April, a list of all Early Entrants who have declared their Eligibility for the NFL draft, and a link to PASS (Player Analysis & Scouting Service). Other free and premium items will be released in the coming days and weeks, such as Team (Rookie) Needs and the first cut of our 2016 Mock Rookie NFL Draft. Be sure to check out 2016 NFL Draft Central today!

-- Saints to Release Brandon Browner --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Saints DB Brandon Browner appears to be on the way out in New Orleans. Although the Saints haven’t announced anything and by league rules can’t cut him until after the Super Bowl, Browner posted a message on social media this morning that indicated he has been told he’s out. “I truly did love the city, really wanted to do well,” Browner wrote. “Some of the best people, best hospitality, and food. And a city that will show you a good time. How could you beat that?”

-- Todd Gurley Healthy --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (foot) says all is well with his foot. He plans to do offseason training at Exos Performance Center in LA.

-- Johnny Manziel's Agent Dumps Him --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, has dumped him and is no longer his agent.

-- A Pay Cut for Jordan Cameron? --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Palm Beach Post reports Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron may be asked to take a pay cut in 2016 since he's due a whopping $7.5 million salary with a $9.5 million salary cap hit after scoring only thee times in 2015.

-- No Surgery for Gronk --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee/back) does not need to undergo surgery on his knee or back, according to a source.

-- Drew Brees Contract Watch --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees says he's yet to have any conversations with the team regarding a contract extension.

-- Doug Martin Watch --
Fri Feb 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports impending free-agent RB Doug Martin says he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the Buccaneers, but would also play without a holdout if he is given the franchise tag.

-- Free Agency 2016: Teams Have a Lot of Work To Do --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com 2016 premium package subscribers take note. Senior fantasy writer John Holler releases his annual special look at Free Agency in 2016. 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 check out Holler's thoughts! Previous subscribers of FFMastermind.com can purchase a 2016 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, you will be able to order NEXT WEEK to get the inside scoop in 2016!

-- Broncos Thursday Injury Update - Manning & Daniels Practice --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos S Darian Stewart (knee), OG Louis Vasquez (knee), S T.J. Ward (ankle), TE Owen Daniels (knee), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), LB Brandon Marshall (ankle), OG Evan Mathis (ankle), and LB DeMarcus Ware (knee/back) fully practiced on Thursday.

-- Panthers Thursday Injury Update - Stewart Not Listed --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers DE Jared Allen (foot), LB Thomas Davis (forearm) and FB Mike Tolbert (knee) fully practiced on Thursday.

-- No Charges for Johnny Manziel --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Dallas and Fort Worth police have opted not to press charges against Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel in his alleged domestic violence case.

-- Ex-Girlfriend: Manziel Threantened to Kiil Us Both --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

WFAA.com reports the ex-girlfriend of Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel told police that the Heisman Trophy winner told her "shut up or I'll kill us both" after forcing her into a car, hitting her, and dragging her by the hair. On Thursday, News 8 learned harrowing details of last week's alleged assault of Colleen Crowley by Manziel, who is currently on the Cleveland Browns roster, but is not expected to return next season. After News 8 broke this story Thursday afternoon, Manziel denied wrongdoing in a published report. “We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field,” said Sashi Brown, the Browns executive vice president of football operations, in a statement Tuesday. “Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization,” Browns statement reads. “His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules. We will have no further comment at this time.” "We're trying to get our son better," Manziel's father, Paul Manziel told News 8. "We're not there yet."

-- Victor Cruz Had a Rare Calf Injury --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants WR Victor Cruz suffered a torn fascia in his calf last season. It's very rare. Recovery from this type of injury is supposed to be 100% with no long-term problems.

-- DeMarco Murray Still Unhappy, But... --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports a coaching change hasn't improved the situation for Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray. Even with HC Chip Kelly being sent packing and the hire of HC Doug Pederson, the former NFL rushing leader and his team are not in a good place. In fact, Eagles and Murray appear headed toward a stare-down regarding his future with the organization, according to several sources informed of the situation. The division boils down to: Murray's unsuccessful 2015 campaign during which he rushed for only 702 yards, the Eagles' lack of conviction that he's the right back and the massive contract Murray signed last offseason. Murray hasn't asked to be released or traded, and the Eagles seem, at this point, intent on not cutting him. But the longer this situation goes without a resolution toward the belief that it can work, the greater chance it could explode. It's fair to say Murray has eyes on greener pastures, places where he believes he can be successful and earn the large contract he signed. If he was released, teams like the Seahawks, Cowboys and Raiders (who were interested last offseason) would be interested again. He's currently building a house in Dallas. It's unclear how much interest there would be in a trade, and that likely would require a re-worked contract, and there has been no move yet to allow Murray to explore one. While the Eagles mull how to move forward, that could be the next step. Meanwhile, Murray sits in flux, unsure how to proceed in a situation that turned from a dream into a nightmare in the span of one season. "That’s not the lasting impression I want to leave in my mouth and (for) the fans, and my family, anyone," Murray said. "I never want to leave off on a note like I did last year. So I'm working tremendously hard to try and improve."

-- FFMastermind Wins $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com and The Doomsday Blasters, two teams led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar, won $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past season. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300,000!

-- Lions Fire Sheldon White --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports the Lions continue their front office makeover as Vice President of Pro Personnel Sheldon White is no longer with the team.

-- Tony Romo Delays Surgery; May Not Have It --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys and QB Tony Romo will re-evaluate the quarterback's healing left collarbone in four weeks before making a final determination on surgery, according to sources. Romo had a CT scan a week ago on the collarbone, which showed good bone growth, after he broke it a second time in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Carolina Panthers. Romo suffered the first break on Sept. 20 against the Philadelphia Eagles. According to the sources, it is possible Romo could pass on having a plate inserted to reinforce the collarbone and have what is called a Mumford procedure in which the distal portion of the clavicle is shaved down. The recovery time would still be 6-8 weeks and have Romo back on the field for the organized team activities in May.

-- Jets Sign Dri Archer --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the New York Jets have signed RB Dri Archer to a futures contract for 2016.

-- New Deal for Travis Benjamin Coming Soon? --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin may receive a new deal in the near future, according to his agent.

-- Saints Sign Vick Ballard --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The New Orleans Advocate reports the Saints have signed RB Vick Ballard to a futures contract for 2016.

-- Raiders Likely to Host Texans in Mexico City --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Raiders are likely to call Mexico City home for one game next season. The Raiders are scheduled to host the Texans during the 2016 season and the game is expected to be played in Mexico’s capital.

-- Redskins Working Hard to Re-Sign Kirk Cousins; Not So with Alfred Morris --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNWashington.com reports Redskins President Bruce Allen addressed the status of pending free-agents QB Kirk Cousins and RB Alfred Morris during an interview with ESPN 980’s Chris Cooley on Wednesday. And here was the gist of it: the team is working hard to re-sign Cousins and isn’t actively seeking to extend Morris. “We’ve had discussions with his representative,” Allen said, referring to Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney. “[Redskins Vice President of Football Administration] Eric Schaffer leads those efforts for us.” After enjoying a breakout season in 2015, Cousins is set to become one of the game’s highest paid quarterbacks—and Allen indicated that he’s confident that a long-term deal will get worked out. “We feel good,” Allen said. “Kirk wants to be a Washington Redskin, and we want Kirk to be a Washington Redskin. It will work itself out.” Asked if Cousins exceeded expectations, Allen said, in part: “Did we believe in Kirk Cousins? Absolutely. Wouldn’t have been on the team. A year ago, or two years ago, [we] would have flirted with trying to trade him. But we didn’t trade him; we saw a talent in Kirk.” As for Morris, his future in Washington seems to be much more uncertain after a third straight year of declining production. Allen, however, did not completely close the door on the running back. “He’s been incredibly productive for us,” Allen said. “Free agency is going to be a great test for him. If he gets a great contract [elsewhere], we’re going to applaud him. If not, we’re going to see what happens with us.”

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Julius Peppers Plans to Play in 2016 --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers plans to play in 2016. The 36-year-old player is on the books for $8 million in salary and bonuses with a salary cap hit of $10.5 million. That said, he is coming off his most productive season since 2012 and the team likely needs him for at least one more season.

-- Lions Knew Megatron Could Retire Soon in 2014 --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports when Detroit interviewed coaches in 2014, they were told then of the concerns doctors had for WR Calvin Johnson's longevity and the condition of his ankles, so it'll be no surprise if he walks away now.

-- More on Colin Kaepernick's Situation --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports, in an update from our earlier story, embattled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick does indeed want out of San Francisco, but the New York Jets are not interested in him. Kaepernick continues to rehab daily in Vail and will do so into the spring. It makes sense for the 49ers to try to put on a public face about keeping him, for trade leverage, etc, but there are major trust issues here.

-- Broncos Wednesday Injury Update - Manning & Daniels Practice --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos S Darian Stewart (knee), OG Louis Vasquez (knee), and S T.J. Ward (ankle) were limited in practice on Wednesday. TE Owen Daniels (knee), LB Todd Davis (shoulder), CB Chris Harris (shoulder), QB Peyton Manning (foot), LB Brandon Marshall (ankle), OG Evan Mathis (ankle), and LB DeMarcus Ware (knee/back) fully practiced.

-- Panthers Wednesday Injury Update - Stewart Not Listed --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers DE Jared Allen (foot) was limited in practice on Wednesday. LB Thomas Davis (forearm) and FB Mike Tolbert (knee) fully practiced.

-- Chiefs Working to Extend Eric Berry --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs are ramping up talks with S Eric Berry for an extension.

-- Ryan Murphy Sent Home --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Denver Broncos S Ryan Murphy, initially detained by police, was released after deputies determined he wasn't involved with a prostitution sting. The Broncos sent him home, as he won't play in the Super Bowl. He is on their practice squad.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --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!

-- Rams Eyeing Peyton Manning --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Rams have had internal discussions about bringing QB Peyton Manning to Los Angeles should he want to play another season, per a league source. Manning still is under contract to the Broncos for another year, but most around the league do not expect him to return to Denver next season, if he returns at all. Manning still must decide whether he wants to play again, and the Rams still are formulating their quarterback plans. But they are monitoring the Manning situation, per a source, which is a sign that the Broncos quarterback could have options next season. It also sets up the possibility, even if it is remote, that Manning could finish his career in Southern California just as former Colts QB Johnny Unitas did with the San Diego Chargers in 1973 and former New York Jets QB Joe Namath did with Los Angeles Rams in 1977.

-- T.J. Lang Set for Shoulder Surgery --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang had one of the best seasons of his seven-year NFL career in 2015 while playing with two bad shoulders. He will have one of those shoulders repaired this week. Lang says that he is scheduled for surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday. At this point, it’s unknown whether he will also have surgery on his left shoulder.

-- Ryan Murphy Detained, Then Released by Police --
Wed Feb 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Denver Broncos S Ryan Murphy, initially detained by police, has been released after deputies determined he wasn't involved with a prostitution sting.


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