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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Cardinals, Jets, Dolphins, and 49ers are "potential suitors [with] considerable interest" in free agent C.J. Spiller.

We'd add the LeSean McCoy-less Eagles after they reportedly tried to trade for Spiller last March before acquiring Darren Sproles. The Cardinals weren't prepared when Andre Ellington got hurt last year, while the Jets have been dubbed the favorites for Spiller. San Francisco needs a return man and COP runner to Carlos Hyde if free agent Frank Gore skips town. Miami is in the market for an upgrade on free agent Daniel Thomas next to Lamar Miller. Spiller is going to have a hot market despite injury concerns coming off a down 2014. He's our No. 2 available back behind DeMarco Murray.
Mar 3 - 11:11 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini doesn't believe the Jets "will be chasing" free agent C.J. Spiller.

Cimini expects the Jets to be more interested in re-signing Bilal Powell as their do-it-all backup. Powell shouldn't stand in the way of anyone as an average-to-below average back on a team desperate for playmakers. And if Spiller qualifies as anything, it's that he's a playmaker. Spiller-to-the-Jets has had legs ever since Chan Gailey was hired as coach Todd Bowles' OC. With the Eagles trading LeSean McCoy and their rumored interest in Spiller last March, they're now a contender for him. Spiller's landing spot will be key for his fantasy outlook.
Mar 3 - 10:53 PM

The Dolphins won't tender an offer to restricted free agent CB R.J. Stanford, making him a free agent.

Despite needing cornerback help, the Dolphins don't view Stanford as part of their plans at a $1 million-plus salary. He played just 138 defensive snaps last season, giving up an 11-109-1 line on 15 passes into his coverage.
Mar 3 - 10:35 PM

Free agent KR/WR Ted Ginn visited the Titans on Tuesday.

He'll visit the 49ers on Wednesday. Ginn played for San Francisco from 2010-2012, and the Niners are in dire need of a return man. The Titans are in the same boat with Leon Washington a free agent. Ginn isn't a threat as a receiver.
Mar 3 - 9:40 PM

Free agent DL Kendall Langford is scheduled to visit the Jets and Saints.

The Jets are up first after Langford visited the Lions earlier this week. In New York, Langford's former position coach with the Dolphins, Kacy Rodgers, is now the defensive coordinator under coach Todd Bowles, who also coached in Miami. Langford would be unlikely to start for either the Jets or Saints.
Mar 3 - 9:32 PM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner reports $4 million of OL Jake Long's $9.25 million base salary becomes guaranteed if he's on the roster March 14.

The Rams are saying they're entertaining the idea of moving Long to right tackle or kicking him inside to guard with 2014 No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson taking over as the full-time left tackle. Nobody is buying it, so the Rams should get to moving on from Long in the very near future. Releasing him would clear a much-needed $8 million in cap space. The Rams badly need healthy linemen.
Mar 3 - 8:50 PM

Colts re-signed LS Matt Overton to a four-year contract.

The Colts' long snapper each of the past three seasons, Overton had been a restricted free agent.
Mar 3 - 7:41 PM

The Bills have informed free agent C.J. Spiller he will not be re-signed.

This qualifies as "duh" following Tuesday's stunning acquisition of LeSean McCoy. All signs now point toward Spiller reuniting with ex-Bills coach/new Jets OC Chan Gailey in New York, but the money will have to be right. Spiller has yet to be credibly linked to a team other than Gang Green.
Mar 3 - 7:21 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports new Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected to "make noise about wanting an extension," and could even threaten to decline to report to training camp.

Per La Canfora, the Bills are "bracing for that already." A trade is a perfect time to angle for a new deal, but already due at least $6.9 million each of the next four seasons, Shady isn't going to get it. McCoy will likely/understandably be sour about the deal for some time, but he's going to work for one of the league's great salesmen in Rex Ryan. By the time camp rolls around, Shady should be hungry to prove he's still one of the game's best offensive players.
Mar 3 - 7:13 PM

Yahoo Sports reports Adrian Peterson is pondering potential trade destinations, and is willing to consider a contract restructure to facilitate a deal.

Charles Robinson reports Peterson is having an "open dialogue" with the Vikings about his future, and has "entertained" remaining in Minnesota. Robinson lists the Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers and Bucs as Peterson's preferred destinations in a trade. The Vikings have thus far insisted they want Peterson back, but it's nearly impossible to see that happening at Peterson's currently-scheduled $12.75 million salary.
Mar 3 - 7:06 PM

Eagles acquired LB Kiko Alonso from the Bills in exchange for RB LeSean McCoy.

In a trade no one saw coming, Eagles football czar Chip Kelly has reunited himself with one of his best college players. In the final stages of his recovery from a torn ACL, Alonso should line up opposite Mychal Kendricks. That would almost certainly spell the end of DeMeco Ryans' time in Philadelphia. Ryans is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Alonso was one of the league's very best rookies in 2013, racking up 159 tackles, four interceptions and a forced fumble. Provided he's back to full health, he'll make plays all over the middle of the field for the Eagles.
Mar 3 - 6:47 PM

Bills acquired RB LeSean McCoy from the Eagles in exchange for LB Kiko Alonso.

It's a stunning trade in a league bereft of them. The move gives new Bills coach Rex Ryan a centerpiece for his "ground-and-pound" offense, and reunites Alonso with his college coach in Chip Kelly. The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch reported late last month that the Eagles were unlikely to keep Shady at his $11.95 million cap number. McCoy is coming off a year where he averaged just 4.2 yards per carry and was eased off goal-line duties, but remains one of the league's premier runners. He is still only 27 (in July). From a fantasy perspective, he remains a clear RB1 on what will be one of the NFL's highest-volume rushing teams. As for the Eagles, they now have a gaping hole at running back. For better or worse, Kelly is proving more than ready to exercise his absolute control of the Eagles' roster.
Mar 3 - 6:35 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Brandon Graham is expected to reach the open market.

The Eagles freed up $14.925 million in cap space by releasing Cary Williams and Trent Cole on Tuesday, but apparently won't give Graham what he's looking for before the start of free agency on March 10. A February report said Graham was seeking a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $30 million. Philly will be extremely thin on outside linebackers if Graham joins Cole as an ex-Eagle.
Mar 3 - 6:01 PM

Free agent DE Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials on Wednesday.

Hardy remains hidden away on the commissioner's exempt list, and the league remains intent on issuing a suspension. That's despite the fact that Hardy's domestic-violence charges have been dropped, while he's already served a de facto 15-game ban. Hardy had sought a resolution by March 5. Wednesday is March 4, with free agency opening March 10.
Mar 3 - 5:41 PM

Titans claimed DE/OLB Jonathan Massaquoi off waivers from the Falcons.

A 2012 fifth-rounder, Massaquoi notched six sacks across 31 games the past two seasons. He'll try to make the Titans as a situational pass rusher.
Mar 3 - 5:37 PM



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