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-- Falcons Lose 2016 5th-Round Draft Pick for Piping in Noise to Stadium --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports the Atlanta Falcons lose a 2016 5th-round draft pick for piping in noise, team president Rich McKay has been suspended from the competition committee, and the team was fined $350,000. NFL.com adds the Falcons other Roddy White, the team’s director of event marketing, was fired. Regardless, he’s suspended for the first eight weeks of 2015 if he gets a job.


-- 2015 Free Agent & Coaching/Player Moves Tracker UPDATED! --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Free Agency 2015: 12 Moves in 12 Days --
Sun Mar 22, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 3/22/2015: By FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek (Premium Fantasy Article) - Free agency got off with a very big bang this year due to the three-day non-tampering "negotiating" period where many deals were "informally" announced. Many big moves and trades have happened, and after 12 days, there is plenty to analyze from a fantasy perspective, so let's hit the top 12 moves/trades and see where it leads... 1) Buffalo Acquires RB LeSean McCoy & QB Matt Cassel & Signs WR Percy Harvin & TE Charles Clay [READ REST OF THE STORY]


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Tue Mar 10, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 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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-- Ravens to Host Matt Schaub --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports free-agent QB Matt Schaub is expected to visit the Baltimore Ravens early this week, according to a league source.

-- FFMastermind.com Subscribers Win Thousands! --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Redskins Sign One --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Washington Redskins have signed free-agent RB Michael Hill.

-- Rams Re-Sign Tim Barnes --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams have re-signed free-agent C Tim Barnes to a one-year contract worth $1 million.

-- Eagles; Miles Austin Agree to Contract --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent WR Miles Austin and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a one-year deal worth $2.3 million base with another $700K available in incentives, a source said.

-- Chiefs Host Brandon Tate --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs took a visit from free-agent WR Brandon Tate, a source said.

-- 49ers Hosting Philip Wheeler --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent LB Philip Wheeler is visiting with the San Francisco 49ers today, a source said.

-- DeMeco Ryans Contract Details --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans' two-year contract extension is worth $7.5 million in base value. It can be worth up to $10.5 million and includes $6.25 million guaranteed.

-- Packers Re-Sign B.J. Raji --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports DT B.J. Raji has re-signed with the Green Bay Packers for one year and roughly $3.5 million, a source said. He can earn up to $4 million.

-- Eagles Extend DeMeco Ryans --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have signed LB DeMeco Ryans to a one-year contract extension through 2016.

-- 2015 EarlyBird Premium Rates Continue! --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Matt Schaub Watch --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent QB Matt Schaub is expected to sign this week, according to a source. Interested teams include the Jets, Ravens, Falcons, amongst others.

-- Patriots Hosting Rolando McClain --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Rolando McClain is visiting with the New England Patriots on Monday.

-- Seahawks Hosting Chris Myers --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent C Chris Myers is visiting with the Seattle Seahawks today, according to a source.

-- Panthers Sign Jordan Todman --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent RB Jordan Todman to a one-year contract.

-- Falcons Lose 2016 5th-Round Draft Pick for Piping in Noise to Stadium --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports the Atlanta Falcons lose a 2016 5th-round draft pick for piping in noise, team president Rich McKay has been suspended from the competition committee, and the team was fined $350,000. NFL.com adds the Falcons other Roddy White, the team’s director of event marketing, was fired. Regardless, he’s suspended for the first eight weeks of 2015 if he gets a job.

-- Source: Eagles Will Sign Miles Austin If... --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Philadelphia Eagles will sign free-agent WR Miles Austin when he visits this week, a source said, assuming all goes well with his physical.

-- Source: Packers Expected to Re-Sign B.J. Raji --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Green Bay Packers are expected to bring back free-agent DT B.J. Raji on a one-year deal, a source said. He missed last year after surgery on his bicep.

-- Text-Gate: Browns Fined $250K & GM Ray Farmer Suspended Four Games --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports the Cleveland Browns have been fined $250,000 and GM Ray Farmer has been suspended without pay for the first four games as a direct result of text-gate.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Eagles to Host Miles Austin --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent WR Miles Austin is set to visit with the Philadelphia Eagles this week, a source said.

-- Chiefs Hosting Tim Barnes --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports free-agent OL Tim Barnes is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.

-- Browns Not Expected to Lose a Draft Pick in Text-Gate --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer is expected to be suspended for his Text-gate role, but Cleveland is not expected to lose a draft pick, according to sources.

-- Falcons Expected to Lose a Draft Pick for Piping in Noise --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is expected to suspend Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay from the competition committee and take a draft pick from the team for for piping in crowd noise, according to sources.

-- Sam Bradford Nearly Quit Football --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports new Eagles QB Sam Bradford thought about quitting football after his second ACL tear last year. Former Oklahoma QB Josh Huepel was the one to talk Bradford out of it.

-- 49ers to Host Hakeem Nicks --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks is traveling today to California to visit with the San Francisco 49ers.

-- What the Packers Have Offered to B.J. Raji --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have offered free-agent DT B.J. Raji a one-year contract worth less than $2 million, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Last year, Raji returned to the Packers on a one-year, $4 million contract.

-- Packers Re-Sign Letroy Guion --
Mon Mar 30, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have re-signed free-agent NT Letroy Guion to a one-year contract.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --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!

-- Seahawks Re-Sign One --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed DE Demarcus Dobbs.

-- Jared Allen Watch --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Tribune reports Bears DE Jared Allen says he was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back following the 2014 season. Allen also says an early-season bout with pneumonia cost him 15 pounds, and affected his play for two months of action. Allen has resumed training vigorously, saying he's healthy.

-- C.J. Anderson to Remain Atop Depth Chart to Begin OTAs --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos RB C.J. Anderson earned his place on the first team with a performance in the second half of the season that was more productive than all but one other running back in that span. When offseason workouts start, he will remain atop the depth chart at running back -- but only if he can maintain his performance and diligence. "He made a big jump as a player, and I think he's earned the right to walk in to the offseason program -- the OTAs -- and line up as our starter," HC Gary Kubiak said. "But he's got to continue to earn it on a daily basis. I think he's shown he has all the ability to be an excellent starter in this league, so we're really looking forward to working with him."

-- Packers to Continue to Limit Eddie Lacy's Touches, But... --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Green Bay Packers wanted RB Eddie Lacy to show he could be an effective three-down running back in 2014 and Lacy was successful in that effort. Lacy averaged over 10 yards a catch on 42 receptions and did a solid job as a pass blocker in his second NFL season, leaving HC Mike McCarthy without too much to tell Lacy about where to improve heading into the 2015 season. The conversation will instead be about continuing to use Lacy in a way that he can be an effective offensive force without putting him at risk of overuse over the course of the season. McCarthy said he thought the team was “really smart” in how they used Lacy last season. He ran the ball 246 times in the regular season, good for 13th in the league, and it sounds like McCarthy would be happy with a similar total next season. “I go back to past experience,” McCarthy said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I went through this, really. RB Ricky Williams [who was with the Saints when McCarthy was on New Orleans’s staff] was the first running back that I went through the how-many-attempts, how-many-runs [discussion]. It’s a learning experience. I’m conscientious of how many times each guy touches the ball, how much each guy plays, especially the running back. I think you have to be smart there.”

-- Alan Ball Healthy --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports new Chicago Bears CB Alan Ball (biceps) says he's ready to roll from a torn biceps injury he suffered last October with the Jaguars.

-- Jets to Host Erin Henderson --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports free-agent LB Erin Henderson will visit with the New York Jets.

-- Brian Dixon Arrested --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New Orleans Saints CB Brian Dixon has been arrested in Miami Beach for resisting arrest without violence.

-- 49ers to Host Desmond Bishop --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports free-agent LB Desmond Bishop will visit with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Sun Mar 29, 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!

-- Jeremy Lane Rehab Update --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Seattle Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane (torn ACL/wrist) is probably out until midseason after undergoing ACL surgery and reconstructive surgery on his compound wrist fracture.

-- Stevan Ridley Watch --
Sun Mar 29, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent RB Stevan Ridley is scheduled to make his first visits in free agency this week as he explores potential opportunities for 2015 that would have him playing elsewhere from New England. Ridley tore his right ACL on Oct. 12, had surgery Nov. 18, and is on target to receive full medical clearance in about six weeks. Ridley is probably looking at a prove-it type one-year deal because of the injury and thus one consideration he’s weighing is landing with a team where there is a great chance to break through. Look for the needle to move a little with Ridley this week as he takes a couple visits.

-- Stephen Tulloch Rehab Update --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

MLive.com reports the Detroit Lions are in no hurry to bring back LB Stephen Tulloch (torn ACL) from an ACL injury. But whenever he does step foot on that field, he'll do so as a starter. HC Jim Caldwell confirmed this week that Tulloch will maintain his hold on the middle linebacker job for a fifth straight year. "I would anticipate it," Caldwell said Wednesday during the final day of deliberations at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. "He's highly experienced and highly productive. And he's a great leader." Tulloch has been one of the Lions' steadiest players since signing here as a free agent in 2011, but missed the final 14 games of last season with a torn ACL. He suffered the injury while celebrating a sack of QB Aaron Rodgers in a Week 3 win against the Green Bay Packers. He's progressing well in his rehab, but it's unclear when he'll return. It seems the Lions could play it safe and hold him out of OTAs to protect his health.

-- Pagano Turned Down One-Year Extension --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RTV6 reports a source says Indianapolis Colts HC Chuck Pagano turned down one-year extension offer. His current contract expires after 2015. He is betting on himself to win or get his team to the Super Bowl in order to cash in on a big long-term deal.

-- 49ers to Host Lance Briggs --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Lance Briggs says he has a Monday visit scheduled with the San Francisco 49ers.

-- Jadeveon Clowney Rehab Update --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee surgery) said his rehab is going well. He's walking without a limp. His knee surgery was almost four months ago. "It's going good. I'm taking it one day at a time, having some fun hanging out with fans," he said. He is still expected to miss the team's entire off-season program, but could be ready for week #1.

-- Redskins Could Re-Sign Santana Moss If... --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports WR Santana Moss will turn 36 this offseason, caught just 10 passes last season and is not currently under contract to any NFL team. But that doesn’t necessarily mean his NFL career is over. HC Jay Gruden, who coached Moss in Washington last year, says the team would be open to bringing Moss back for another season. “You know what? I could always play with Santana,” Gruden said, via the Washington Post. “Santana’s a great person. He’s great in the locker room for us. He knows all the positions. I know he’s going to be in great shape, and I would not hesitate one bit to call him.” Washington seems fairly set at receiver with WR DeSean Jackson, WR Pierre Garcon, WR Ryan Grant and WR Andre Roberts, but if the team decides it needs another player at the position — and that player is not added in the draft — Moss could return. “We’ve talked about everybody. It’s just about when, how. We don’t want — we’ll wait until the draft to see what we have as far as numbers at every position and go from there. You know, that’s something that we know where Santana is, and he knows where we are, and something may work out down the road,” Gruden said.

-- Belichick Upset NFL Won't Spend to Add Cameras to End Zone --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports New England Patriots HC Bill Belichick strongly voiced his displeasure Tuesday that the league didn't want to spend the money to put four cameras in the end zone to give referees better angles on replay reviews, a league source said. The source, who was in the meeting with NFL head of officials Dean Blandino, among others, told Schefter that Belichick made his point with choice language. The source said Belichick expressed concern that the league is willing to spend top dollar to send the Pro Bowl to Brazil and play regular-season games in London every season, but doesn't appear willing to spend the money to pay for the extra cameras it would take to cover all end zone angles to assist instant replay.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Sat Mar 28, 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!

-- Rolando McClain Watch --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the whispers have been nonexistent with free-agent LB Rolando McClain news recently and the Cowboys mentioned this week they still think they are in the mix for him, but it sure sounds like they have a number and maybe he has a drastically different one. He surely saw LB Bruce Carter’s new deal: four-year, $17 million – (Just year one guaranteed) and LB Justin Durant: three years/$10.8 million (with just $1.25 million guaranteed) and tried to set his own market price. The market prices for non-pass rushing LBs is amazingly low around the league. It is a buyer’s market.

-- Packers to Use Pistol Formation More in 2015 --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports last year, a late-season calf injury to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers forced HC Mike McCarthy to rely at times on the pistol formation, given the limitations on Rodgers’ mobility. McCarthy plans to use it more in 2015. “I like the pistol,” McCarthy said in Arizona this week at the league meetings, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think there’s a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There’s a place for it year-round in your offense.” The Packers wouldn’t use it as a tool for allowing Rodgers to run the read-option, but as a way to introduce more variables into the defensive effort to crack the code of the team’s tendencies. “I liked it from a self-scout standpoint,” McCarthy said. “It gives you another self-scout variable when you’re in the gun, but you also have the tailback behind you. [There are a] lot of benefits to it.”

-- Chad Greenway Accepts a Pay Cut --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway has agreed to a pay cut. His base salary drops from $7 million to $3.4 million in 2015. That move creates $3.225 million of cap space for the team.

-- Panthers Will Limit Jonathan Stewart's Carries --
Sat Mar 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers may have given up on all-time leading RB DeAngelo Williams, but they haven’t given up on the two-back system. HC Ron Rivera said on Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting the Panthers ideally would like to get about 15 carries from RB Jonathan Stewart and then 8-10 from another back. That other back likely will be found in the NFL draft. The Panthers hosted Georgia RB Todd Gurley, expected to be the first or second back selected, last week.

-- Larry Foote Undergoes Knee Surgery --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports free-agent LB Larry Foote recently underwent knee surgery. He is coaching now for the Cardinals, but if he decides right before camp to try and play, there is alternate coaching plan.

-- Alex Mack Rehab Update --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports C Alex Mack stands tall inside the Browns’ weight room on a dreary March day, wearing team workout gear and sporting a thick beard. He’s ditched the crutches and the wheeled cart he once used to support a shattered left fibula. He’s looking like a 6-foot-4, 311-pound Pro Bowl center again. And he’s excited to talk about football again, bringing up unprompted his love for when a play is “executed correctly, touchdown” -- a fitting comment for the savvy orchestrator of an offensive line, whose presence was sorely missed in 2014. That joy wasn’t there for the 11 weeks Mack spent on injured reserve after breaking his leg against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6. The more he got involved in team meetings and walkthroughs, the more sobering his reality became. “I couldn’t walk out there and stand next to the guys. I had to wheel out there on a little cart,” Mack said. “They didn’t necessarily need my support -- they’d rather have me protecting the passer. That was tough.” Mack is slowly regaining his form. The center will participate in the Browns’ offseason workouts, though to what extent is still being worked out. Mack acknowledged it's possible he won't go full-on during team OTAs, but that's not because of a setback. Mack and the training staff plan to be overly cautious because the goal is a fully healthy return for Week 1 in September. The Browns’ rushing offense dipped from 146.4 rushing yards per game with Mack to 90.5 without him.

-- Caldwell Speaks Out on Reggie Bush --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports RB Reggie Bush led the Detroit Lions in rushing in 2014, but they cut Bush before free agency. At the league meetings in Arizona, HC Jim Caldwell didn’t have much to say about why Bush is no longer in Detroit. “I think oftentimes you’ll find that there are going to be some adjustments here and there that you make that when you look at your team and make a determination on your personnel, what you think is best,” Caldwell said, via the Detroit Free Press. “Sometimes you got to let some guys go, and sometimes you try to make certain you keep certain guys if you can. But it’s not always the case, and in that particular case it didn’t work out. So we look to do other things.”

-- Seahawks Host Letroy Guion --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent NT Letroy Guion visited with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Panthers Claim Jonathan Martin --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN report the Carolina Panthers have claimed OT Jonathan Martin off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers.

-- 49ers Release One --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have waived CB Cameron Fuller.

-- Panthers Sign Jarrett Boykin --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent WR Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract.

-- Bears Sign Alan Ball --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have signed free-agent veteran CB Alan Ball to a one-year contract.

-- Clark Hunt: We Will Get Justin Houston Signed to a Long-Term Deal --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston would love to leave Kansas City in free agency, but the franchise tag makes that a long shot. Which might be why Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is confident that in the end, Houston will stay where he is. “He knows, and his agent knows, how much we want him back,” Hunt said. “We just all have to be patient, and eventually, we’re going to get him signed to a long-term deal.” If Houston doesn’t want to play for the Chiefs, he can try to work something out with another team, although that would be hard to do because the Chiefs would have the right to match any offer, and would receive two first-round draft picks from Houston’s new team if they don’t match the offer. Houston could also sit out all of training camp and the preseason and then sign the franchise tender just before Week One and still make his full $13.1 million salary. And if Houston really doesn’t want to play for the Chiefs, he could wait until Week 10 to sign the franchise tag and play just six games while still accruing enough service to become a free agent again next year. But Chiefs GM John Dorsey said the team thinks things will work out with some patience, and Hunt echoed that. “I’ve been very consistent in saying that we not only value Justin as a football player, that we not only value Justin as a person and leader, and we want him to be a Chief for life,” Hunt said. “And the negotiating process in these type of situations, as John has said, takes some patience. You just have to have patience. It will work out.”

-- Jay Cutler Will Have to Earn the Starting Job --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Chicago Bears HC John Fox says QB Jay Cutler will have to beat out QB Jimmy Clausen and QB David Fales if he’s going to be the starter because everyone on the roster will get an equal chance to earn the starting job. “It’s all an open competition,” Fox said, via CSNChicago.com. “Obviously you’ve got to start somewhere and my experience in football, really in anything, it’s not where you start a competition; it’s where you finish it. But we’ve got to start the race with some kind of lineup. We have not discussed that in depth. We have not presented it to our players yet. I kind of have it in my brain and then they compete.”

-- Brandon Copeland Drawing Interest --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports since last weekend's veteran combine, 11 teams have contacted free-agent veteran LB Brandon Copeland. He's planning to visit four teams before picking one next week.

-- Titans Re-Sign Brandon Harris --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have re-signed CB Brandon Harris to a one-year contract.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Fri Mar 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Suit for Hardy Evidence on Hold --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a hearing scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the NFL is entitled to evidence from the July 15 domestic violence trial of Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy has been put on hold in an attempt to settle the matter out of court. The NFL filed suit last week against the state of North Carolina and district attorney Andrew Murray seeking photos of injuries to Nicole Holder, guns in Hardy's Charlotte apartment and other evidence in the trial in which a Mecklenburg County judge found the former Carolina Panthers star guilty of assaulting and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend in May. "The hearing was postponed so that we could discuss an amicable resolution of our request for documents," said Charlotte attorney Monroe Whitesides, Jr., who filed the complaint on behalf of the NFL. Whitesides did not indicate when that resolution might occur.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign One --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports exclusive free-agent LB Danny Lansanah has officially signed his one-year tender from Tampa Bay.

-- Vikings Make Player Moves --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with two second-year pros signed to reserve-future contracts after the 2014 season, waiving LB Justin Anderson and OG Jordan McCray on Thursday. Also on Thursday, the Vikings signed OT Babatunde Aiyegbusi.

-- Vikings to Sign Terence Newman --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings and free-agent veteran CB Terence Newman have agreed on a one-year, $2.5 million deal with $750K guaranteed.

-- 49ers Release Jonathan Martin --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have waived veteran OT Jonathan Martin.

-- Dolphins Re-Sign Derrick Shelby --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Miami Dolphins have re-signed free-agent DE Derrick Shelby to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

-- Bengals Sign Pat Sims --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cincinnati Bengals have signed free-agent veteran DT Pat Sims.

-- Colts to Wait to Extend HC Chuck Pagano --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Indianapolis Colts HC Chuck Pagano enters a make-or-break 2015. Two sources briefed on the situation say the team is not expected to work out a contract extension with Pagano prior to the season, the final year of the four-year contract he signed when he was hired in 2012. Similar to Cowboys HC Jason Garrett this year, Pagano will see through his deal with no financial safety net in this huge season. What Pagano hopes is to cash in eventually as Garrett did, leading the Cowboys to the playoffs and earning a five-year, $30-million deal. The Colts reached the AFC title game this past season before losing to the New England Patriots by 38 points. The run to the AFC championship was their best playoff showing under Pagano, but he said this week of the loss' lopsided nature, "Did we want to be more competitive? Absolutely."

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-- RGIII is the Starter... For Now --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports HC Jay Gruden says QB Robert Griffin III is currently the starting quarterback in Washington. But he’s not making any promises about Griffin remaining the starting quarterback when the season starts. At the league meeting, Gruden said only that Griffin is the starter today, not that he’d still be the starter when the season starts. “He’s got the starting job right now,” Gruden said of Griffin, via CSNWashington.com. “Hopefully he takes it and runs with it.”

-- Saints Working to Extend Cameron Jordan --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports the Saints have been in discussions to extend DE Cameron Jordan’s contract. The Saints picked up his fifth-year option worth nearly $7 million, but would like to get him locked up long-term.

-- Punishment Coming for Browns & Falcons --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons officials were informed at this week's NFL owners meetings in Phoenix of the discipline they face for violating league policies, league sources said. The discipline is expected to be announced next week, with one source saying it is expected to be "severe."

-- Changes Coming to the PAT in 2015 --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn't vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the issue will be a main focal point for the next set of league meetings in May. "There's a clear movement to wanting to change and change it this year," said Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee and president of the Atlanta Falcons. McKay's committee will "develop alternatives and be ready for a potential vote" in two months in San Francisco. Among the possibilities are moving the line of scrimmage back for PAT kicks; placing the ball on the 1.5-yard line for a two-point conversion; eliminating the PAT kicks entirely, requiring teams to run a play from scrimmage; and allowing the defense to score, as in college football, if the ball is turned over on a two-point try. McKay described the discussions as "lively, with lots of ideas ... it's time to make this a football play." "A couple coaches said they favor just lining up on the 2 and going for the two-point play," he said. "Or move the ball to the 1.5 for two points, or kick from the 15 for one, your choice."

-- Steelers Re-Sign DHB --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed veteran free-agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract.

-- Ray Rice Watch - No Interest --
Thu Mar 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports one team that would make sense for free-agent RB Ray Rice is the Detroit Lions. Detroit released RB Reggie Bush, and Lions HC Jim Caldwell has familiarity with Rice. Asked if the Lions would be interested in Rice, Caldwell said Wednesday, "I don't foresee that, to be plain and simple. There has to be a need and a fit in all areas. At this point in time, he's not a fit for us." Caldwell said he believes some team will sign Rice, and Ravens HC John Harbaugh hopes that will be the case. "I still support the Rice family, and RB Ray Rice as a friend and want to see what's best for him," he said. "Like anybody you've been close to, you want things to work out well for them. That's the way we feel about Janay and Ray." Pagano, who knew Rice from his four seasons as a Ravens' assistant, said Rice deserves a second chance. The Colts, however, chose to RB Frank Gore, 31, instead of Rice this offseason. "I hope and pray that Ray gets an opportunity, because I know there's still gas left in the tank, so to speak," HC Chuck Pagano told CBS Sports. "And if somebody gives him that opportunity, I know he'll make them proud, and I know he'll make good on that opportunity." There are plenty of coaches saying Rice should get a second chance, but it's still unknown whether a team will actually give it to him.


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