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-- 2017 NFL Regular Season Schedule Released! --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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Last Updated:  Sun Apr 23, 2017, 8:26 AM


-- Jimmy Garoppolo Watch --
Sun Apr 23, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports it's a long shot that the Patriots trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo before or during this week's draft.

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Sun Apr 23, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Patriots RB Spending Plans --
Sun Apr 23, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the common thread between the one-year contract signed by RB Rex Burkhead, the three-year extension inked by RB James White and the two-year offer sheet the New England Patriots drew up for Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee is that each averaged slightly more than $3 million per season in maximum value. It might be a coincidence. Then again, it might be a good example of how the Patriots have a specific figure in mind that they are willing to pay a certain position as they build their overall roster, and they stay close to it. Did you get that RB LeGarrette Blount?

-- Malcolm Butler Watch --
Sun Apr 23, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports if CB Malcolm Butler is going to be traded, this is the week for it to happen, and it will essentially come down to whether the New Orleans Saints are willing to trade their late first-round pick (32) or a different package of a high second-rounder (42) combined with another pick (Saints have 76, 103, 196, 229), with the chance of possibly picking up a later-round selection in that scenario to the New England Patriots. The value will have to be there for the Patriots, who doesn't have any qualms about having Butler back on his $3.91 million restricted free-agent tender.

-- Brandon Bostick Suspended Four Games --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL Insider Howard Balzer reports the NFL has suspended free-agent TE Brandon Bostick for the first four games of the 2017 season.

-- Falcons Re-Sign Taylor Gabriel --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports the Falcons have re-signed restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel to a one-year, $2.81 million contract.

-- Chiefs Release Jaye Howard --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released DT Jaye Howard.

-- Josh Gordon Sued in Another Paternity Case --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports suspended Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has reportedly been hit with another paternity lawsuit. Kristen Leonard of Lake County is suing Gordon to establish paternity and child support for her 2-year-old child. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for May 16. Gordon had been previously sued by another woman in a paternity case, and a DNA test in September showed he is the father of a Maple Heights girl. Shortly thereafter, Gordon ended a comeback attempt with the Browns and checked into inpatient rehabilitation. Gordon, 25, has missed 43 of the past 48 games because of recurring violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since Dec. 21, 2014. He reportedly applied for reinstatement into the league on March 1, but it's unknown whether Commissioner Roger Goodell will reinstate him.

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-- Glen Coffee Making a Comeback; Released by 49ers --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports RB Glen Coffee is making a comeback. The retired running back was reinstated by the league and subsequently waived by the San Francisco 49ers, his former team on Friday, Coffee's agent Duray Oubre.

-- Jaylon Smith & Charles Tapper Rehab Watch --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said recently... "We certainly have high hopes for LB Jaylon Smith (knee) and DE Charles Tapper (back)." Jones says both should be ready for OTAs and mini-camp.

-- Mike Gillislee Watch --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have until Monday to make the decision on whether to match the Patriots' offer to restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee, and it looks as though they might take this right up to the deadline. It's timely to point out the Bills didn't do that last year when New England signed restricted free-agent WR Chris Hogan to an offer sheet. In that situation, the club was decisive in reporting to the NFL almost immediately that it wouldn't match Hogan's offer sheet. The Bills may be delaying the decision, making it an indication of their intention to match the offer to Gillislee, but obviously we don't know that for sure. Perhaps having Hogan stolen away from them might also influence their decision-making with Gillislee. So from a gut-feeling perspective, the guess is slightly more in the direction that Buffalo might be more inclined to match. Then again, one informed opinion in Buffalo pointed out that the Bills have just six draft picks and by not matching the offer, they would pick up a seventh, which could be appealing to them.

-- OBJ Contract Watch --
Sat Apr 22, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

SNY.tv reports the New York Giants have 11 days to make a big decision about WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s future -- whether they'll bring him back for 2018 or let him hit the open market. And yeah, that's really not much of a tough decision at all. There seems to be no doubt at all that the Giants will exercise their "fifth-year option" on Beckham's rookie contract before the May 3rd deadline. It's a no-brainer decision for an all-pro receiver who's on a Hall of Fame pace through his first three NFL seasons and is still only 24 years old. Still, for whatever reason, Giants GM Jerry Reese wouldn't commit to that fifth-year option just yet (and neither, by the way, would co-owner John Mara at the NFL owners meetings last month). There's no indication at all that the Giants won't pick up the option, but Reese left the possibility open nonetheless. "We are going to discuss that when the time gets closer," Reese said on Thursday afternoon. "We will keep all of our options open with respect to that."

-- Jaguars Undecided on Blake Bortles --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union report Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said the Jaguars have not made a decision on whether to pick up QB Blake Bortles' 2018 contract option (which could be worth $18 million guaranteed for injury only). The deadline is May 3. "We're still discussing that," Caldwell said. "There are a lot of things that go into it." In reality, the Jaguars probably have made a decision, but since they don’t have to announce it, they won’t. If the Jaguars were going to pick it up, it’s likely it would be public knowledge.

-- Rams Release One --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Los Angeles Rams have released OG Tre' Jackson with a failed physical.

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-- What Marshawn Lynch Wants And... --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports retired RB Marshawn Lynch's Seattle deal would pay him $9 million in 2017. The Raiders want to pay him only $3 million, while Lynch is balking at taking less than half.

-- Cam Newton Rehab Update --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettleman says QB Cam Newton (shoulder surgery) is "on schedule" to be ready for training camp after having arthroscopic shoulder surgery on March 30th. He also remains optimistic that offensive tackle Michael Oher, still in the concussion protocol, will be ready to play this season.

-- Redskins Re-Sign Chris Thompson --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have re-signed RB Chris Thompson to a one-year, $2.746 million contract.

-- Jaguars Claim One --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed DB Tracy Howard off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.

-- Shaq Evans Suspended Four Games --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the NFL has suspended Cowboys WR Shaq Evans four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

-- Raiders Imply Draft is Deadline for Marshawn Lynch Deal --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie commented on retired RB Marshawn Lynch... “At some point, you would like to know. Prior to the draft is that point.”

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-- Derek Carr Contract Watch --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie says he feels good about getting a contract extension done with QB Derek Carr extension before training camp.

-- Weston Richburg Played Hurt in 2016 --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NJ.com reports New York Giants C Weston Richburg revealed during a break from the team's offseason workouts that he played the entire 2016 season with several torn tendons in his snapping hand. He first suffered the injury in the Giants' second preseason game against the Bills in August, but gutted through the rest of the preseason, the entire regular season and the Giants' playoff loss to the Packers before having offseason surgery. Richburg said he is now 100 percent, and will be a full participant in the offseason program as he prepares for the final year of his rookie deal.

-- Malcolm Butler Watch --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots expect to continue exploring a CB Malcolm Butler trade, but simply might not be able to agree on trade compensation.

-- Eric Ebron Contract Watch --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions GM Bob Quinn said at his pre-draft news conference Thursday he hasn't decided whether to exercise the fifth-year option on TE Eric Ebron's rookie contract, and that what the team does at the tight end position in the draft could push him one way or another on the decision. "It's a possibility," Quinn said. "We're still in the process of evaluating Eric's situation. We have until May 2, so we'll use our time."

-- Could the Eagles Trade Jordan Matthews? --
Fri Apr 21, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

PhillyVoice.com reports it would make a lot of sense for the Eagles to trade WR Jordan Matthews. While Matthews has good numbers over the first three seasons of his career, they almost kind of work against the possibility of him staying an Eagle past 2017 because he's going to expect more money than what he's worth. It would be a surprise if the Eagles retain him in 2018 and beyond. If you can get something for him now, like, say, a third-round pick, it might be wise to take it before you lose him for nothing next offseason. That said, the Eagles aren't likely to force the issue.

-- No Rent for Raiders in Las Vegas --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders will not pay rent at their new Las Vegas stadium, the public entity overseeing the proposed $1.9 billion project said Thursday. Las Vegas Stadium Authority board members met for the first time since league owners approved the relocation of the Raiders from Oakland to the nation's gambling mecca. They discussed progress on a stadium development agreement and a lease agreement. Both documents must be finalized before construction can begin. A draft of a lease agreement calling for no rent was unveiled at the meeting. Las Vegas Stadium Authority board chairman Steve Hill has said the entity, which would own the stadium, cannot receive any revenue because it could cause bonds for the project to lose their tax-exempt status. Guests of hotels and other lodging facilities in the Las Vegas area are covering $750 million of the $1.9 billion project through a room tax increase. A previous version of the lease agreement called for $1 annual rent. The Raiders paid $3.5 million in rent to play at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 2016, up from $925,000 for the 2015 season.

-- 2017 NFL Regular Season Schedule Released! --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Browns Release Three --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Beacon Journal reports the Browns have terminated the contract of OL Alvin Bailey and waived DB Tracy Howard and DB Trae Elston.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Sammy Watkins Contract Watch --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports one week of OTAs has drawn HC Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills no closer to a resolution regarding WR Sammy Watkins' fifth-year option. The first-year coach told reporters Thursday, "Sammy is a good player. He's in a good spot. He's attacking the rehab. We have to continue to evaluate." In a bubble, McDermott's no-answer answer would not be worthy of six more speculative paragraphs. But with a deadline looming and a week of up-close evaluation under his belt, the coach's indecision might spell a bad sign for Watkins' future with the team. Couple McDermott's response with last weekend's report that the Bills were hesitant to pick up the oft-injured wideout's option of the 2018 season, and you have yourself a situation brewing in Orchard Park. The Bills have until May 3 to make a decision, and Ian Rapoport said Monday he would be surprised if the Bills didn't pick up the wideout's fifth year.

-- Reuben Foster Tested Positive --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Alabama LB Reuben Foster has been notified that his urine sample obtained in Indianapolis during the combine was reported as dilute. Based on the provisions of the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse, "this will be treated like a positive test." In discussing his trying few months, Foster disclosed the test results because, he says, "This is something that's going to get out. I don't make excuses. I'm a real dude. I try to be a good person. ... I just hope the coaches understand and that's all I can hope and pray for." Foster has already been on the phone talking with teams telling them himself. As for why the test came back dilute, Foster explained in detail. He said he was sick before the combine. He was throwing up, had diarrhea, couldn't keep anything down and was cramping. One adviser offered to have a doctor put him on IVs to hydrate, but he didn't want that. He saw a doctor, got some medication and started hydrating himself. Foster believes it was food poisoning.

-- Colts Sign Jon Bostic --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent LB Jon Bostic.

-- Raiders Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Khalil Mack --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Oakland Raiders have picked up the 5th-year option on LB Khalil Mack's for 2018.

-- Bills Still Evaluating Offer Signed by Mike Gillislee --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR550 reports regarding a possible match of the offer sheet signed by restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee, Buffalo Bills HC Sean McDermott says the team is "still going through the process of evaluating that offer sheet. We will have a decision in a couple of days."

-- Cyrus Kouandjio Involved in Bizarre Incident --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio was involved in a bizarre incident with police not far from the scene of an accident Tuesday on Route 400 in Elma. Kouandjio was not arrested, but taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation. According to a police source, Kouandjio was found, not fully clothed, in a field after climbing over an electric fence. When an Erie County Sheriff's deputy went to detain him, the source said, the 6-foot-7, 322-pound Kouandjio yelled, "Shoot me!" Kouandjio was not at the Bills' minicamp practice Thursday at the AdPro Sports Training Center. "We are aware of the matter involving Cyrus and are carefully monitoring his condition and gathering more information," the Bills said in a statement. "We don't have all of the details, so we won't have any further comment at this time."

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-- JPP Had Four Injuries Surgically Repaired --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

SNY.tv reports New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul says his offseason surgery repaired four injuries: two in his abdomen and two in his groin. He's "OK" now.

-- Luke Kuechly a Full-Go --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (concussion) is a full-go for offseason workouts. "They gave me the thumbs-up," Kuechly said. "I've been working with the guys - Greg (Olsen) and Shaq (Thompson) and Jared Norris. It's been fun. I'm good to go, and I'm excited to get out there."

-- Falcons Plan to Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Jake Matthews --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff says the team plans to pick up OT Jake Matthews' fifth-year option for 2018.

-- Jarvis Landry Watch --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have told WR Jarvis Landry they want to keep him beyond the expiration of his contract this season, but have not begun serious talks on an extension or given any indication when those talks might begin, according to a team source. But Landry is handling all of this very maturely and has no intention of holding out. He has a very good bond with HC Adam Gase, who has told Landry how much the team values him, and that relationship has grown even stronger this offseason.

-- Cowboys Sign Robert Blanton --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent S Robert Blanton to a one-year contract.

-- Joe Flacco Looking Good --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports There are no longer any limitations or concerns involving Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco's left knee, which was surgically repaired 16 months ago. Flacco has already been surprising teammates and trainers by finishing first on some of the team sprints on the first day of this year's offseason program. "I think he is going to be 10 times better just from a year removed from that injury," S Eric Weddle said. "Just seeing him run, seeing the effort that he is putting in to lifting, watching him run [Tuesday], there is no hiccup in his running form. He is getting after it."

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-- Cousins Speaks - Wants to Be Where He's Wanted --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports this week QB Kirk Cousins was flat-out asked whether he wants to stay in Washington. While Cousins repeated many of his typical talking points, he also tossed a juicy bone to frustrated Redskins fans. "I want to be where I'm wanted, and that's what I've said all along," Cousins said. "When a team is willing to step up and commit to me fully for the long haul, then why would I want to be anywhere else? I mean, this is an incredible fan base. It's one of the top five fan bases in the history of the NFL. It goes all the way back to the early 1930s. There's three Super Bowl trophies, there's multiple Hall of Famers, there's high character players still living in the area - CB Darrell Green, WR Art Monk, guys that we can learn from. I love this organization and want to see us get back to those glory days that they had with Coach [Joe] Gibbs in the '80s and early '90s. And I want to add to that great history. There's really no reason to want to look elsewhere. It's a matter of wanting to be where you're wanted, and I think that's what all of us want - not just in football but in any walk of life."

-- Raiders Willing to Walk Away from Marshawn Lynch --
Thu Apr 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

MMQB.SI.com reports perhaps the Oakland Raiders are bluffing, but the understanding is that as much as they liked meeting with retired RB Marshawn Lynch, and were impressed with the shape he's in, it was communicated they're willing to walk away from a potential deal if it's not right for them.

-- Browns Could Trade for a Veteran QB --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns haven't ruled out trading for a veteran quarterback, but that's not currently the plan. It's a significant opening, no matter how slim it may be. And it meshes with speculation/rumor/whatever that the Browns could explore the possibility of dangling the No. 1 or No. 12 overall pick for a proven commodity at the quarterback position.

-- Ravens Re-Sign Two --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent WR Chris Matthews. The team also re-signed restricted free-agent OG Ryan Jensen.

-- Raiders Sign Kicker --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have re-signed PK Giorgio Tavecchio. Tavecchio, whom played his college ball at Cal, was with the Raiders in each of the past three training camps.

-- Rams Make Player Moves --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Los Angeles Rams have claimed former Patriots OG Tre' Jackson off waivers. The team also waived CB Kevin Short.

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-- James White Contract Details --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New England Patriots gave RB James White a three-year contract extension with a $12 million base, a source said. He gets $4.69 million guaranteed, with a $15 million maximum. He was set to make only $690K in 2017.

-- 2017 Hard Knocks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the host team on HBO's Hard Knocks in 2017.

-- Browns Sticking With Brock Osweiler? --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chronicle-Telegram reports Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President Sashi Brown says he expects QB Brock Osweiler to be with team in training camp. Browns also says he looks forward to Osweiler competing for the starting job.

-- Malcolm Butler to No-Show --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNNE.com reports New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler has no intention of participating in voluntary offseason workouts despite just recently signing his RFA tender.

-- Julio Jones Rehab Update --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports Falcons HC Dan Quinn says he expects WR Julio Jones (foot surgery) to be ready to go by training camp.

-- Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide --
Wed Apr 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports convicted murderer and former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell on Wednesday. He was found hanging by his bed sheet tied to a window.

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-- Giants Re-Sign Kerry Wynn --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Giants has re-signed restricted free-agent DE Kerry Wynn. Wynn visited with the Patriots recently, but will battle for playing time in Jersey instead.

-- Owa Odighizuwa Shows --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants DE Owa Odighizuwa was at the team's facility Tuesday for the start of offseason workout program two weeks after hinting of taking break from football.

-- Joey Bosa No-Shows --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa has skipped the off-season program to date. On Tuesday, first-year HC Anthony Lynn commented on the situation. "Ideally, yeah, you'd like everyone here," Anthony Lynn said, via the San Diego Union-Tribune. "We're a team." So where's Bosa? "Your guess is as good as mine," Lynn said. "Joey and I talked first day, and he's training with his guy somewhere. Like I say, I'm only focused on the guys that are here and trying to build a team."

-- Cardinals Re-Sign Two --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Arizona Cardinals have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agents OL John Wetzel and DT Olsen Pierre.

-- Ryan Fitzpatrick Wants to Keep Playing --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick gave it a couple of weeks after the Jets dreadful season, thought about whether he wanted to continue to play in the NFL, and decided he was not ready to give it up. Now, at home in New Jersey, he waits for the phone to ring. "I'm working out, excited for my next opportunity," Fitzpatrick said Tuesday in his first comments since baggie day at the end of the season. "Once the draft happens, the picture will become much clearer."

-- Source: Patriots Extend James White --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports RB James White and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on three-year contract extension, tying him to New England for four years, per league source.

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Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Derek Carr a Full Participant in Off-Season Program --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr's (fibula) surgically repaired right fibula, broken in a Week 16 Christmas Eve sack that derailed the Oakland Raiders' postseason plans, is healed enough that Carr is a full participant in the team's offseason training program. This progress in the healing process comes just in time for the team's franchise quarterback to ramp up talks with Oakland for a contract extension. The team gathered Monday for the start of the workouts. "I feel great," Carr said. "I've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything. So I'm ready to rock. I'm ready to do absolutely everything. I did everything my teammates did today. I'll do everything my teammates will do tomorrow. "I'm truly blessed that it wasn't worse. It could have been a lot worse, and it wasn't, so I'm very thankful for that and just keep praying for the guys who, that day, had the same kind of injury and still going through it."

-- Seahawks Re-Sign Two --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agents RB Troymaine Pope and RB Terrence Magee.

-- Patriots Release One --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots have waived OG Tre' Jackson.

-- Raiders Release Dan Williams --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released DT Dan Williams.

-- Patriots Re-Sign Malcolm Butler --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler has signed his restricted free agent tender. That said, a trade is still on the table.

-- Stephen Tulloch Retiring --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Harry Douglas Accepts Pay Cut --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas has taken a pay cut from $3.75 million to $1.75 million, per sources. He can make $1.75 million back via incentives.

-- Adios Mike Gillislee? --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports the Bills haven't informed restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee of their final decision yet, but the first indication is they don't believe they'll match the offer sheet he signed with the Patriots, per source.

-- Da'Norris Searcy Accepts Pay Cut --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Tennessee Titans S Da'Norris Searcy has accepted a pay cut from $5.625 million to $3.4 million in 2017, and from $6.125 million to $3.8 million in 2018. He gets incentives of $750K each year.

-- Danny Amendola Accepts Pay Cut --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a source says New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola has agreed to a reduced contract for 2017. He was scheduled to make $6 million. NFL.com adds he will make slightly more than the $1.6 million he made in 2016.

-- Patriots Sign RFA Mike Gillislee to an Offer Sheet --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New England Patriots have signed Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent RB Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet. It's for two years and $6.4 million, a source said. It comes with $4 million in the first year, making it difficult to match. The Bills have five days to match it, or they will receive the Patriots 5th-round draft pick as compensation.

-- Richard Sherman No-Shows --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

MMQB.com reports a source says Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman won't be at team's offseason workouts today, but plans to report in early-to-mid May, before OTAs begin.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Matt Stafford Rehab Update --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions QB Matt Stafford (finger) confirms he had no surgery on his injured finger. He says it feels good, and he threw today. He's been throwing for month and a half. It felt better after the Super Bowl.

-- No Discipline for Aqib Talib --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports the NFL has informed the Denver Broncos and CB Aqib Talib that there will be no discipline for his 2016 shooting incident.

-- Source: 49ers to Sign Garry Gilliam --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Seattle Seahawks will not match restricted free-agent OT Garry Gilliam's offer sheet and he's headed to San Francisco now to sign with the 49ers, a source said.

-- Logan Thomas to Become a TE --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports Bills QB Logan Thomas is making the switch from quarterback to tight end.

-- The NFL Draft Could Be Real Deadline for Raiders to Get a Deal Done for Marshawn Lynch --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports there seems to be a possible deadline to get a deal consummated between the Oakland Raiders and retired RB Marshawn Lynch. Next week's draft on April 27-29, in Philadelphia, could be the end of the Raiders' interest in Lynch, if Oakland adds a power back. "Right now, there's no agreement between RB Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders, and the real deadline here, they hoped to have it done by yesterday when offseason conditioning started, didn't happen, the real deadline here is the draft," Ian Rapoport said. "Because it is possible that the Raiders get on the clock Thursday night or Friday, and say 'Alright, we're going to take this running back. He has a value here for us. We're just going to take the leap.' And once they take a running back, it probably will close the door on RB Marshawn Lynch."

-- Cowboys Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Zack Martin --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have picked up the 5th-year option on OG Zack Martin's contract for 2018. He will make $9.341 million that season.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Lions Re-Sign Three --
Tue Apr 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports the Lions have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agents WR T.J. Jones, DE Kerry Hyder, and LB Brandon Copeland to one-year contracts.


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