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Josh Doctson (Achilles') has progressed to running receiver drills.

Feb 24 - 10:37 AM

Free agent OLB/DE Trent Cole plans to continue his playing career.

Cole will be entering his age-35 season. He missed nine games last season due to a back injury but was able to return late in the year and is now healthy. Cole managed just five sacks across two seasons with the Colts as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He's spent most of his career as a 4-3 end. The Colts aren't expected to re-sign him. Cole will likely have to settle for one-year offers.
Feb 24 - 10:25 AM

Chiefs signed RB C.J. Spiller.

Spiller has name recognition, but he hasn't been a factor on the field for years. He was a massive free-agent flop in New Orleans in 2015 and bounced around between the Saints, Jets, and Seahawks last season before eventually being released in December. Spiller will turn 30 before the season. He'll try to carve out a pass-catching role in K.C., but we won't hold our breath.
Feb 24 - 10:11 AM

The Jets were interested in free agent LT Kelvin Beachum last offseason.

Beachum chose to sign with the Jaguars instead, but now the Jets again need to find two starting tackles after cutting both LT Ryan Clady and RT Breno Giacomini. Swing tackle Ben Ijalana is also a free agent. Beachum had a down year in Jacksonville but should be better a year removed from surgery.
Feb 24 - 9:50 AM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano thinks it's a "good bet" the Jets will ask Eric Decker to take a pay cut.

Coming off major shoulder and hip surgeries, Decker is due a $7.25 million salary and slated to count $8.75 million against the cap. He's not expected to be ready for spring practices. If Decker declines a pay cut, the Jets could end up releasing him and saving $5.75 million against the cap. Brandon Marshall seems more likely to be cut, but it's not out of the question both could be gone.
Source: SNY
Feb 24 - 9:31 AM

SNY reports the Giants are "planning to be aggressive" with free agent Jason Pierre-Paul.

The G-Men have made it clear through the media that keeping Pierre-Paul is a priority. The franchise tag makes the most sense for the team, but reporter Ralph Vacchiano makes it sound as if they aren't ruling out a long-term deal. JPP has said he wants to avoid a one-year contract. The reasons are obvious for a 28-year-old pass rusher who suffered a career-threatening injury in 2015. Pierre-Paul is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent edge rusher.
Source: SNY
Feb 23 - 9:25 PM

The Giants hosted free agent LT Russell Okung for a visit last March.

It suggests they may have at least a sliver of interest this time around. Okung's Broncos option was declined on Thursday, vaulting him back into free agency. The Steelers, 49ers, and Lions also expressed interest in Okung last year, and the Seahawks made him a contract offer, details of which were never disclosed. Still only 28 years old, Okung's market will be strong again.
Feb 23 - 9:23 PM

Ex-Chiefs S Sanders Commings is pursuing a career in baseball.

He's signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves. One month shy of his 27th birthday, Commings was a 2013 fifth-rounder. He made only two NFL appearances, both of which came in 2013, before washing out of the NFL. Commings has not played baseball since high school. His odds of carving out a professional career are extraordinarily slim.
Feb 23 - 9:22 PM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis suggests free agent LT Andrew Whitworth as a potential target for the Broncos.

The Denver Post has speculated about this match, as well. Klis says the Broncos are moving to a "power scheme," an offensive approach in which Whitworth has spent almost his entire career. Although Whitworth is 35 years old, he will be the best tackle on the market if the Bengals let him get there. Klis notes new Broncos coach Vance Joseph spent 2014-2015 on Cincinnati's coaching staff. The Broncos declined incumbent LT Russell Okung's option on Thursday.
Feb 23 - 9:17 PM

SNY expects the Giants to "at least make an attempt" to re-sign free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Reporter Ralph Vacchiano believes Hankins could "come close" to Damon Harrison's five-year, $46.25 million contract. If that's the case, the odds that a team already paying Olivier Vernon and hoping to retain Jason Pierre-Paul could keep Hankins are next to none. Going on 25, Hankins is one of the best interior linemen headed to the open market. His relative youth will really work in his favor.
Source: SNY
Feb 23 - 8:56 PM

Free agent CB Alterraun Verner says he's already drawn interest from "multiple teams."

Verner was released by the Bucs on Thursday afternoon. Verner has drawn universal plaudits for his attitude and professionalism, but mostly struggled on the field in Tampa. He's not a starting-quality corner at this stage of his NFL career. He'll hunt for a sliver of guaranteed money in free agency.
Feb 23 - 8:13 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune expects free agent DT Nick Fairley to seek $10 million per season.

The New Orleans Advocate guessed a similar number a week ago. Reporter Larry Holder "can almost guarantee" the Saints will not be willing to pay that much. Holder expects New Orleans to get interested if Fairley's average annual value is in the $6 million range. Coming off an excellent year — and his 29th birthday — Fairley has every reason to seek top dollar.
Feb 23 - 6:13 PM

Bucs released CB Alterraun Verner.

The no-brainer move creates $6.5 million in cap space, and leaves behind no dead money. Signed to a four-year, $25.5 million contract in March 2014, Verner was a comprehensive bust in Tampa, losing his starting job in 2015. Despite good health, he made just nine combined starts over the past two years, playing 838 replacement-level snaps. The ex-Titan turned 28 in January. He'll search for fourth corner work.
Feb 23 - 4:00 PM

Jets released OT Breno Giacomini.

The move creates $4.5 million in cap space. Coupled with Nick Folk's release, Giacomini's departure saves the Jets a total of $7.5 million. Going on 32, Giacomini is recovering from back surgery. He's been a liability for years now. He won't be signed as a locked-in starter in free agency. Perhaps his ex-team Seattle will be interested as they pick up the pieces along their offensive line.
Feb 23 - 3:59 PM

Jets released K Nick Folk.

The move creates $3 million in cap space. Now 32, Folk had been the Jets' kicker since 2010. Folk converted 27-of-31 field goals last season, though he did shank two extra points. Folk was effective enough to keep his job, but the rebuilding Jets would rather save money. Folk will likely be kicking somewhere in 2017.
Feb 23 - 3:58 PM


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