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-- 2018 Enhanced Executive Draft Master Debuts! --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

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-- 2018 Initial Masters List Customizable Cheatsheets (Non-PPR & PPR) --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

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-- Mark Ingram Suspended Four Games; Alvin Kamara to Start Regardless --
Tue May 8, 2018 --from reports New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram has been suspended four games for violating the PED policy. Ingram hasn't been around the facility during conditioning and he won't be around for OTAs, a source says. This is also why New Orleans hasn't shopped him. The looming suspension, which has been hanging over him for several weeks. That said, the team was planning to feature second-year RB Alvin Kamara regardless.

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-- Panthers Sign C.J. Anderson --
Mon May 7, 2018 --from

Michael Nazarek - 5/7/2018: Weeks after the Denver Broncos released him, free-agent RB C.J. Anderson has finally found a new home. He signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers today. Yes, this is the same team that Anderson ripped for 90 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown back in Super Bowl 50 as a Bronco... [READ THE REST OF THE STORY]

-- Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Sun Dec 31, 2017 --from

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-- Jets Sign 4th-Rounder Chris Herndon --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have signed 4th-round draft pick TE Chris Herndon (knee) to a four-year contract.

-- Raiders Sign Two Drafted Rookies --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

NBC Sports Bay Area reports the Oakland Raiders have signed drafted rookies CB Nick Nelson (knee) and OL Brandon Parker to four-year contracts.

-- Bengals Sign First-Rounder Billy Price --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports the Cincinnati Bengals have signed first-round draft pick C Billy Price to a four-year contract.

-- Sources: No Punishment for Matt Patricia --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has determined that neither the Detroit Lions nor HC Matt Patricia will be subject to any discipline in regards to previous allegations made against him, per sources. The league met last week with the Lions and Patricia

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Mon May 21, 2018 --from

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-- Saints Sign 3rd-Rounder Tre'Quan Smith --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

The New Orleans Saints official website reports the Saints have signed 3rd-round draft pick WR Tre'Quan Smith to a four-year contract. The team's entire 2018 draft class is now under contract.

-- Rams Sign One --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports the Los Angeles Rams have signed free-agent DT Chunky Clements.

-- Cowboys Sign 3rd-Rounder Michael Gallup --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed 3rd-round draft pick WR Michael Gallup to a four-year deal, which means their entire draft class is now under contract. Gallup caught 100 passes for 1,413 yards in 2017 at Colorado State and will compete in a re-made receiver room with WR Terrance Williams, WR Cole Beasley, WR Allen Hurns, WR Deonte Thompson, and others.

-- LeVeon Bell Watch --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

The Post Gazette reports RB LeVeon Bell has not signed his $14.544 million franchise tender yet so for the second straight year, he likely again will not attend Pittsburgh Steelers spring drills, a precursor to his expected absence for the entire preseason if he does not come to terms on a multi-year contract. He has even threatened to hold out into the season this time, although he did back off that later. He stayed away last year until six days before the regular season opener after he finally signed his $12.12 million franchise tag. There's little reason to believe he won't follow suit again if no long-term deal is reached. GM Kevin Colbert has taken an optimistic approach that the sides will come to terms, the same outlook he had last year right up until the deadline when no deal was reached.

-- More Surgery for Nico Siragusa --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens OG Nico Siragusa (knee) underwent a second surgery on his knee this offseason.

-- Julio Jones Watch --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

ESPN reports the early word this morning is that WR Julio Jones "hasn't been seen" as the Atlanta Falcons have started organized team activities, as expected. Once source said "I doubt he shows up," as Jones is looking for a pay raise with three years and $34.45 million left on his deal. GM Thomas Dimitroff said a couple weeks ago the team was in "a good place" with Jones despite the star being absent from voluntary offseason workouts. The next mandatory activity is veteran minicamp, June 12-14.

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Mon May 21, 2018 --from

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-- Super Bowls Set to be Awarded to Arizona & New Orleans --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

Sports Business Journal reports the NFL is set to award Super Bowls in 2023 and 2024 to Arizona and New Orleans respectively at the owners meeting starting tomorrow. The new process does away with the old bid system.

-- Gronk Watch --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from reports it's not clear if New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will show for OTAs, as his contract is still an issue. But one source said the expectation is that QB Tom Brady and Gronk will be there for minicamp in June when it's mandatory.

-- Aaron Donald No-Shows --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Pro-Bowl DT Aaron Donald has informed the Los Angeles Rams that he will not be attending the teams' Organized Team Activities that start today, per team official. Donald still is seeking his new contract.

-- Tom Brady No-Shows --
Mon May 21, 2018 --from

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will not be at the opening of the teams' Organized Team Activities today, per a source, continuing his absence from the Patriots' offseason program. Today is the start of the team's voluntary OTAs, which Brady regularly has been a part of in the past.

-- Da'Quan Bowers Retires --
Sun May 20, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports DE Da'Quan Bowers is retiring from football, the Edmonton Eskimos announced. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made Bowers a second-round pick in 2010. Bowers played 53 games with 10 starts in five NFL seasons. Bowers, 28, has not played in the NFL since 2015. He spent last season in the CFL, making 17 tackles, seven sacks and an interception in 14 games with the Eskimos.

-- Junior Galette Could Retire --
Sun May 20, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports free-agent LB Junior Galette says he's considering retirement from the NFL. He says he has three offers on the table, but they obviously are not to his liking.

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Sun May 20, 2018 --from

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-- Dalvin Cook Rehab Update --
Sun May 20, 2018 --from reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says RB Dalvin Cook (torn ACL) is making great progress in his rehab from the torn ACL that cut short a promising rookie season. "He's done really well," Zimmer said. "He's ahead of schedule. We're excited about where he's at." Zimmer said Cook will have limited involvement in organized team activities this week. The Vikings plan to be cautious with Cook this summer but the goal remains for him to be full-go by training camp.

-- Vikings Looking to Extend Three Core Players --
Sun May 20, 2018 --from

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings are hoping to sign core players LB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, and WR Stefon Diggs to lucrative deals.

-- Adrian Clayborn Tweaks Quad --
Sun May 20, 2018 --from

ESPN reports New England Patriots veteran DE Adrian Clayborn (quad) tweaked his quad during workouts, according to a source familiar with his situation, and the injury had his workload scaled back and could now limit his availability when the team takes the field for the third phase of the offseason program this week. But if that's the case, Clayborn is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

-- A-Rob Could Start Training Camp on PUP List --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from

The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (torn ACL) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

-- Aaron Rodgers Offers Advice to DeShaun Watson --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (torn ACL) soon could be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The man generally regarded as the best quarterback in the NFL likes what he has seen. "He did some amazing things," QB Aaron Rodgers recently said regarding Watson. "Obviously he's extremely gifted athletically and can throw all over the field. That gives him a lot of different weapons to use in that offense." So what advice could Watson use as he prepares for the second year of his career? "As he'll find out, the second year is maybe the toughest year for a quarterback because you have an entire offseason for teams - especially teams in your division - to study you," Rodgers said. "It makes things a little harder. I played pretty decent my first year and came back in '09 and was seeing some different looks because there's a lot more film on you."

-- Terrance Williams Arrested --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from

Frisco police arrested Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (foot) early Saturday morning for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, after he crashed his Lamborghini into a light pole and left the scene of the accident. According to a press release from the Frisco Police Department, at around 4:45 a.m. Frisco PD responded to an accident in the area of Frisco Green Avenue and Lebanon road where they found that a 2017 blue Lamborghini had struck a light pole. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene and could not be found in the area, but Frisco PD were able to determine the vehicle was registered to Williams. FPD located Williams near his residence riding an electric bicycle in the road, where he was arrested for Public Intoxication. He has since been released from the Frisco Detention Center on a $369 bond. He was also given a misdemeanor at large charge for leaving the scene of an accident.

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-- Jeff Heuerman Watch --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from

9News in Denver reports Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman will line up with the first-team offense during OTAs next week.

-- Giants #3 WR Watch --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from reports New York Giants WR Roger Lewis could emerge as the #3 receiver this year ahead of WR Cody Latimer.

-- Lions RB Plan --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from

The Detroit Lions official website reports Detroit Lions rookie RB Kerryon Johnson and RB LeGarrette Blount are expected to receive much of the early-down work with RB Theo Riddick playing a third-down role, potentially leaving RB Ameer Abdullah potentially as a game-day inactive or on the roster bubble.

-- Eagles to Use Darren Sproles a Lot --
Sat May 19, 2018 --from reports Philadelphia Eagles HC Doug Pederson feels RB Darren Sproles (torn ACL) is a perfect fit in his offense, and that likely won't change next season even if the veteran is coming off of a torn ACL. Sproles was the team's starting running back last season prior to going down, and was their main back in both their hurry up offense and their third-down packages. The Eagles are not bringing him back for a feel-good story, they are bringing him back because they plan on using him. That could change slightly with the emergence of RB Corey Clement last season, but it would not be surprising at all to see Sproles near the top, if not at the top, of snaps on the field for the running backs next season.

-- Eli Rogers Watch --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

ESPN reports free-agent WR Eli Rogers (torn ACL) likely will be re-signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers when healthy.

-- V-Jax Retires --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports free-agent WR Vincent Jackson hasn't played in the NFL since October 2016, but he hadn't officially retired. Until now. Jackson has now officially decided to retire from the NFL at the age of 35.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

fantasy football 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!

-- Reuben Foster Due Back in Court on Pot Charge --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster is due in court on June 20th, stemming from an arrest for pot possession on January 12th.

-- Saints Re-Sign One --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have re-signed OG Josh LeRibeus.

-- Julio Jones to Skip OTAs; Wants a Redone Deal --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is among those not expected to be at OTAs, sources say, after being in and out last year. He also wants an update to his contract. Considering the kind of teammate he is, it sounds like the team is willing to consider it.

-- Seahawks Name Nolan Teasley --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports the Seattle Seahawks have promoted Nolan Teasley to Director of Pro Personnel.

-- Raiders Sign First-Rounder Kolton Miller --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick OT Kolton Miller to a four-year contract. There is a 5th-year team option.

-- Bashaud Breeland Watch --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland is likely to sign when his foot fully heals with the Indianapolis Colts, who recently visited with him.

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-- Jets Sign 3rd-Rounder Nathan Shepherd --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports the New York Jets have signed 3rd-round draft pick DT Nathan Shepherd to a four-year contract.

-- Browns Trade Jamar Taylor --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports the Arizona Cardinals have acquired CB Jamar Taylor from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 6th-round draft pick in 2020. Taylor has restructured his contract to make the deal.

-- Cardinals Acquire Jamar Taylor --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports the Arizona Cardinals have acquired CB Jamar Taylor from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 6th-round draft pick in 2020. Taylor has restructured his contract to make the deal.

-- OBJ Watch --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) will attend voluntary OTA's, per source. The #Giants begin Phase #3 of the offseason conditioning program Monday, May 21st. Beckham will show, even as the star receiver and the team have yet to come to terms on a contract extension.

-- Ballard Speaks on Andrew Luck --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard says he understands that there's "still going to be doubt" about QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) until he steps on the field for the first week of the 2018 season but that's not stopping him from looking ahead to life with Luck back in the lineup. Ballard took questions from the crowd at a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Zionsville on Thursday and some of them had to do with Luck's status after missing all of last season with a right shoulder injury. Ballard said Luck is the healthiest that he's been since Ballard was in Indianapolis and pointed to something else on his shoulder that's developed over the last couple of years as a reason for optimism about what's to come. "I think it's a great thing when you have a great player with a chip [on his shoulder] - and we've got one," Ballard said, via the team's website. "And that's going to be fun for all of us."

-- Arik Armstead Undergoes Minor Foot Surgery --
Fri May 18, 2018 --from reports San Francisco 49ers DL Arik Armstead (foot) is recovering from minor foot surgery, a source said. The procedure was described as a minor cleanup and he should be fine for most, if not all, of the spring drills.

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-- Packers Sign 3rd-Rounder Oren Burks --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have signed 3rd-round draft pick LB Oren Burks to a four-year contract.

-- Richard Sherman Rehab Update --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports San Francisco 49ers CB Richard Sherman (Achilles)says he jogged on the field for the first time Wednesday. He had been on the treadmill before. He said his Achilles "felt great" after. "I'll be ready for training camp, but (the team) is going to be overly cautious either way."

-- Matt Moore Watch --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

ESPN reports free-agent QB Matt Moore might not sign for a few months. The veteran quarterback is considering waiting until after the season begins to sign anywhere, giving him time to survey the "quarterback landscape to see which team needs help." In other words, he's willing to wait until a key injury strikes and sign a better contract at that time.

-- Seahawks Sign Two Drafted Rookies --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

The Seattle Seahawks official website reports the Seahawks have signed drafted rookies LB Shaquem Griffin and CB Tre Flowers to four-year contracts.

-- Reuben Foster Court Update --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

NBC Sports reports Elissa Ennis, the ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster, currently is testifying at Foster's preliminary hearing on charges that, among other things, Foster struck her. Ennis has testified under oath that she lied to police when she said that Foster hit her. Ennis gave "extensive testimony," during which she said Foster never struck her once, but that she hit him with a hanger. "I was threatening Reuben . . . that I was going to f-k up his career," Ennis said. She added that she called 911 three separate times in order to ensure that Foster would be in major trouble. "I wanted to be extra," Ennis said. "I wanted him to go down. I was pissed." Ennis said she was reacting to Foster's effort to break up with her. "I told him I'm going to f-k your shit up and make sure you don't have a job tomorrow," Ennis said. But it was about more than revenge. Ennis testified that there was a financial angle to it. "It was all a money scheme," Ennis said. "I didn't want to get this far in the news. It was about money."

-- Packers Sign 2nd-Rounder Josh Jackson --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have signed 2nd-round draft pick CB Josh Jackson to a four-year contract.

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Thu May 17, 2018 --from

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-- David Johnson Speaks --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from reports Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has high goals this season. "Feels great to be back on the field with my brothers. The wrist feels great. I'm good to go. My goal is still 1,000 rushing, 1,000 receiving."

-- 2018 Hard Knocks: Cleveland Browns --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cleveland Browns have been selected to be the featured team on this summer's HBO Hard Knocks, per source.

-- A-Rob Rehab Update --
Thu May 17, 2018 --from

ESPN reports Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) is ahead of the game and looking good, as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in Week #1 last year.

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