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Steelers selected Florida State LB Vince Williams with the No. 206 overall pick.

Williams (6-foot 3/4, 233) was a two-year starter at MIKE 'backer for the 'Noles, registering 13.5 career tackles for loss, an interception, and three sacks. He ran 4.76 with a 1.71 ten-yard split and 22 reps on the bench. Williams was not invited to the Combine, but played physically on college tape. "As soon as he steps on the field he just starts coming downhill and hitting people," Mike Mayock observed. The Steelers have a cast of unknowns behind ILBs Lawrence Timmons and Larry Foote.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Jaguars placed TE Julius Thomas (back) on injured reserve.

He's done for the season. Thomas had been sidelined since Week 11 and wasn't close to returning. He's missed 11 games over the last two years and hasn't played to his contract when healthy. Thomas has a $8.3 million 2017 cap hit. Jacksonville can save $7.1M from making him a post-June cut.
Dec 10 - 3:19 PM

Browns signed CB Jamar Taylor to a three-year, $15 million extension.

A former second-round bust with Miami, the Browns traded next to nothing for Taylor at April's draft. He's turned his career around as a full-time starter opposite Joe Haden, grading out positively both outside and in the nickel spot at PFF. Taylor gives Cleveland a solid No. 2 corner going into next season. His new deal keeps him under team control through 2019.
Dec 10 - 2:51 PM

Bucs activated Charles Sims (knee) off injured reserve.

Coach Dirk Koetter created some worry Saturday morning when he said Sims would be activated "sooner than later," but Sims will return this week as expected. With the Bucs hurting at receiver, he could have a big role in the passing game. Despite coming out of a long injury layoff, Sims has some RB3 appeal even in standard leagues. Tampa Bay also promoted WR Donteea Dye off the practice squad while waiving OL Josh Allen and DT John Hughes.
Dec 10 - 12:35 PM

ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler believes 30-40 snaps is Ladarius Green's "range because of the Steelers’ run-heavy sets."

Green saw his snap share jump to 48 percent last week against the Giants, but that might be his ceiling if Fowler is correct. The good news is Green runs a route on almost all of his snaps, giving him plenty of target opportunities despite the limited snap percentage. With a pretty favorable schedule down the stretch, Green should be a solid TE1 the rest of the way.
Source: ESPN
Dec 10 - 12:29 PM

Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Chargers.

It is a surprise after Kuechly got in a full practice Friday, but it appears as if he did not pass the final test with an independent neurologist. He remains week to week. S Kurt Coleman and CB Daryl Worley were able to clear the protocol and will play against the Chargers.
Dec 10 - 11:42 AM

Justin Forsett said 99 percent of the Broncos' offense is the same as the system he ran under Gary Kubiak in Baltimore.

"You gotta be patient with decisive decision-making," Forsett said. "I love it because it gives you a lot of options and freedom that some of the other schemes don’t allow you to have." The familiarity should allow Forsett to take on a big role right out of the gate, with Kubiak expecting him to "split" work with Devontae Booker this week against the Titans. Forsett cannot be trusted in the starting lineup in his first game with Denver, but he needs to be added in all leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 10 - 11:19 AM

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Julio Jones will be "a decoy at best" Week 14 against the Rams.

Ledbetter is doubling down on his Friday report that Jones will not play. Coach Dan Quinn said Friday he "anticipates" Jones will be active, but Ledbetter says he is "calling coach's bluff." Playing in an afternoon kick and potentially limited to decoy status, Jones looks way too risky to trust in the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Owners should find other options.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: It’s a great spot to fire up Taylor Gabriel in tournaments. Mohamed Sanu has already been ruled out and if Jones is a decoy, Gabriel would become the de facto number one receiver. His role has increased over the past four games; he’s seen at least five targets in each and caught three touchdowns in that stretch. If Jones starts, Gabriel will have a nice matchup with E.J. Gaines, who has allowed 0.43 fantasy points per route defended, the third-most in the league.
Dec 10 - 10:10 AM

Giants activated Shane Vereen (triceps) off injured reserve.

The transaction is not yet official, but it is expected to come "barring anything unforeseen" during Saturday's practice. Vereen is also expected to be active Sunday night against the Cowboys, but his role is questionable in an already jumbled backfield. Vereen is a fine stash in PPR leagues, but he is too risky to trust in the first week of the playoffs. Vereen's presence makes Rashad Jennings an even lower floor RB3.
Dec 10 - 9:55 AM

Fox Sports' Mike Lombardi said the Browns will "go hard after" Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason.

Lombardi has worked for both organizations recently, so this is likely not just idle chatter. "I think Cleveland understands, Hue Jackson specifically understands he needs a quarterback. I think they’ll be very aggressive," Lombardi said. "I think Jimmy Garoppolo’s on top of their list, and I think they’ll go hard after him." With Tom Brady showing no signs of slowing down and Garoppolo set to be a free agent in 2018, it makes sense for the Patriots to move the young quarterback this offseason. The Browns have the picks to make a big move if Garoppolo is really their guy. Even though this is a weak draft class for quarterbacks, there could be quite a few interesting options available in free agency and on the trade block this spring.
Dec 10 - 9:24 AM

49ers signed TE Vance McDonald to a five-year, $35 million extension with $16 million guaranteed.

The deal locks up McDonald through 2021. Turning 27 next June, McDonald has enjoyed a mini-breakout season in Chip Kelly's offense, parlaying 24 catches into 391 yards with four touchdowns and averaging 16.3 yards per reception. Long prone to dropped passes, McDonald has dropped only three balls this year and has always possessed adequate blocking ability. McDonald played a season-high 91 percent of the 49ers' snaps in Week 13.
Dec 9 - 9:27 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco declined to say if coach Mike McCoy will be back next season.

"We're not looking toward 2017 yet," Telesco said. "We've had some tough games that we've lost. Mike has kept this team together. So there's some good things, but the other side is we've got seven losses with four games to go, which is where nobody wants to be." McCoy signed a one-year extension in January to avoid lame-duck status. He's on the hot seat after losing three of his last five games. The Chargers offense has rebounded under McCoy this year but their defense and fourth quarter collapses have remained a big part of their struggles. McCoy (.450 winning percentage) may need to win out to avoid being fired.
Source: ESPN
Dec 9 - 6:39 PM




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