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-- Tyler Eifert OUT Three Months Due to Ankle Surgery --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Cincinnati Enquirer reports when Bengals TE Tyler Eifert left the Pro Bowl in a walking boot following an injury to his left ankle on Jan. 31, the initial diagnosis and estimates for his recovery were promising. But in the nearly four months since, the ankle has not responded as quickly as all of the parties would have liked, and The Enquirer has learned from multiple league sources that the 25-year-old tight end will undergo what was deemed a "minimal procedure" on that ankle soon. A three-month recovery is anticipated, which puts Eifert’s return to the field sometime in August. The Bengals are expected to open training camp the last week of July and they begin the regular season on the road in New York to face the Jets on Sept. 11th. ESPN's Adam Schefter adds a source says the start of his 2016 NFL season is in jeopardy.


-- Jalen Ramsey Undergoes Knee Surgery; OUT Six Weeks --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey's agent says Ramsey is just out of knee surgery with Dr. Andrews. He is expected to be back for training camp, out about six weeks.


-- Browns Release Brian Hartline --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have released veteran WR Brian Hartline.


-- Tom Brady to Appeal Four-Game Deflategate Suspension Monday --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will appeal Monday for a second hearing by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to his four-game Deflategate suspension imposed by the NFL. NFL Players Association attorney Theodore B. Olson told ABC News on Monday morning in an interview aired on "Good Morning America" that it plans to file the appeal later Monday. "The facts here are so drastic and so apparent that the court should rehear it," Olson said. The court upheld Brady's suspension in a 2-1 decision April 25, deciding that commissioner Roger Goodell's discipline was properly grounded in the collective bargaining agreement and that Brady was treated fairly. Brady will appeal en banc, asking the entire panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to participate in the hearing. Seven of the 13 judges would have to agree that an en banc session is the right decision before a hearing is held. If the en banc session isn't granted, Brady could take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.


-- 2016 Enhanced Executive Draft Master Debuts! --
Thu May 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- 2016 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings/Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets Released! --
Thu May 19, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. The Initial set of FFMastermind.com 2016 May Fantasy Player Re-Drafter Rankings with Projections has been released for your viewing pleasure. This initial set includes Tiered rankings (both PPR & Non-PPR) and projections via the Masters List Excel App. for QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, PKs, and team defenses. Premium package subscribers can view this set by logging into their premium account.


-- Mastermind Drafts in the 2016 FF Index Magazine Mock Draft Best Ball League! --
Wed May 18, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium subscribers take note. FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek recently drafted in the 2016 FF Index Mock Draft Best Ball Experts League. He drafted in the #9 slot, and offers specific draft pick analysis to premium package subscribers. Only the top Experts from the previous season compete in this very unique and competitive league. Check it out by logging into your premium account! Patrons can ORDER our Pro Bowl or Super Bowl package to get immediate access!


-- Madness May IDP Rookie Rankings & Sleepers! --
Tue May 17, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Pro Bowl & Super Bowl Package subscribers take note. FFMastermind.com IDP Specialist Steve Yerger has completed his fantasy analysis of the 2016 April Rookie Draft to offer his initial 2016 IDP set of Rookie Rankings along with an interesting group of 2016 IDP Rookie Sleepers! Log into your premium account and Enjoy.


-- May Offensive Overall & Positional Rookie Rankings! --
Sun May 15, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl package subscribers take note. FFMastermind.com Senior Fantasy Writer John Holler has completed his fantasy analysis of the 2016 Rookie Draft to offer his Mastermind's Madness May Short-Term/Long-Term Offensive Overall & Positional Rookie Rankings. This special feature includes a set of top 45 rankings for 2016 (short-term) and a top 45 set for the next three years (long-term) regarding the Rookie Class from a Fantasy Viewpoint. In addition, Holler adds his fantasy analysis in positional rookie rankings (both short-term and long-term for QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, and PKs) covering 64 key skilled-position rookies! Log into your premium account and Enjoy.


-- Play to Win $250,000 in the 2016 FFPC Main Event! --
Sat Apr 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Weekly Fantasy Newsletters with Daily Releases! --
Wed May 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The majority of the FFMastermind.com Weekly In-Season Fantasy Newsletter is written by 4-peat winner of the SI.com Fantasy Experts League, Michael Nazarek. Not only does this newsletter help premium subscribers wins thousands of dollars, but it also contains DAILY RELEASES OF CRITICAL FANTASY INFORMATION! See for yourself what's included by clicking HERE and make sure to check out week #11's newsletter from the 2015 season HERE. There's a reason why Nazarek has been so successful competing against the experts over the past 20 seasons. Hard work, solid advice, and great fantasy strategy is the backbone of FFMastermind.com. Check it out!

-- Eagles Injury Update - Mathews & Randle Sit --
Wed May 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Philly.com reports Eagles WR Rueben Randle had gallbladder surgery and is missing from organized team activities this week, and RB Ryan Mathews was absent Tuesday because of an illness. LB Jordan Hicks returned to full-team work after missing Tuesday's session last week with tightness in his leg. PK Cody Parkey was attempting field goals while continuing to recover from a hamstring injury. CB Nolan Carroll and CB JaCorey Shepherd remained out of team drills. Randle, who had his gallbladder removed, is in his third month with the team. The Eagles have 12 wide receivers on the roster, so his absence did not strain the depth chart in practice.

-- Russell Okung Sits --
Wed May 25, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Broncos OT Russell Okung (shoulder surgery) is not participating during OTAs.

-- Jordy Nelson Rehab Update --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (torn ACL) will focus on the individual drills "on air" – meaning he will not go against any defenders – at this point, according to HC Mike McCarthy. He wouldn't say whether Nelson would do any 11-on-11 work before training camp.

-- Ronald Leary Demands a Trade --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports OG Ronald Leary has requested a trade from the Dallas Cowboys and has been a no-show for the offseason program, including the start of organized team activities Tuesday, according to sources. Leary signed his restricted free-agent tender worth $2.553 million before the draft in hopes of facilitating a trade. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team received a few inquiries during the three-day draft but they would not just “give away” Leary. He is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The only part of the offseason program that is mandatory for players to attend is the June minicamp. If Leary does not show up for the camp, he would be subject to a fine because he signed the tender.

-- NFL Expands Use of Instant Reply Review --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports NFL owners voted to adopt a rules proposal that extends the use of instant replay review at the league’s spring meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new rule, submitted by the Competition Committee, expands reviewable plays to the following administrative items: Penalty enforcement, Proper down, Spot of a foul, and Status of the game clock. The in-stadium replay official and designated members of the Officiating Department at the league office in New York may now consult with on-field officials during games to provide information on how to correctly apply these items.

-- Dolphins Sign Two More Drafted Rookies --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Miami Dolphins have signed drafted rookies WR Leonte Carroo and WR Thomas Duarte to four-year contracts.

-- NFL Awards Super Bowl Locations --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the NFL has awarded the Super Bowls in years 2019, 2020, and 2021 to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, respectively.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Tue May 24, 2016 --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!

-- Virgil Green Undergoes Surgery --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports Broncos TE Virgil Green is recovering from finger surgery, and is expected to miss most of the current OTAs.

-- Clive Walford Rehab Update --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (lacerated knee) is expected to return to action before the start of training camp.

-- Byron Bell Likely Lost for Season --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tennessean reports Titans OL Byron Bell suffered a dislocated left ankle injury in Tuesday's OTAs, and is likely out for the season.

-- Tyler Eifert OUT Three Months Due to Ankle Surgery --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Cincinnati Enquirer reports when Bengals TE Tyler Eifert left the Pro Bowl in a walking boot following an injury to his left ankle on Jan. 31, the initial diagnosis and estimates for his recovery were promising. But in the nearly four months since, the ankle has not responded as quickly as all of the parties would have liked, and The Enquirer has learned from multiple league sources that the 25-year-old tight end will undergo what was deemed a "minimal procedure" on that ankle soon. A three-month recovery is anticipated, which puts Eifert’s return to the field sometime in August. The Bengals are expected to open training camp the last week of July and they begin the regular season on the road in New York to face the Jets on Sept. 11th. ESPN's Adam Schefter adds a source says the start of his 2016 NFL season is in jeopardy.

-- Jermey Parnell Suffers Apparent Minor Injury --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Jacksonville Jaguars OT Jermey Parnell suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand during Monday's OTAs. The injury is not considered serious, and Parnell is expected to continue participating in individual drills.

-- LeVeon Bell Running & Cutting --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Post Gazette reports Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (knee) did individual work during OTAs, with running and cutting. He says he will be 100% for training camp.

-- Dion Lewis Rehab Update --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots will continue to take a patient and conservative approach with RB Dion Lewis' (torn ACL) recovery from a torn left ACL, but things are going well. Some close to Lewis feel that he's about one month away from being able to play in a game, which naturally means that his availability for the season opener Sept. 11 in Arizona is looking good at this point (assuming no unexpected setbacks). While Lewis' progress is encouraging, the team is bringing him along slowly because there is little urgency at this time of year, which is consistent with their approach for most players coming back from surgery. So while Lewis' recovery has been on a promising track, his level of participation in OTAs might still be limited (if he participates at all) and there is a possibility that approach could also extend into the start of training camp.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Allen Hurns Limited Monday --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (hernia) was limited during OTAs on Monday due to a sports hernia.

-- Jalen Ramsey Undergoes Knee Surgery; OUT Six Weeks --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports Jacksonville Jaguars rookie CB Jalen Ramsey's agent says Ramsey is just out of knee surgery with Dr. Andrews. He is expected to be back for training camp, out about six weeks.

-- Jets Make Player Moves --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have signed rookie RB Romar Morris, a UDFA from North Carolina. They also waived ex-Giants TE Jerome Cunningham.

-- Texans Injury Update - J.J. Watt Sits Monday --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin surgery) didn't practice Monday during the Texans' opening day of organized team activity practices as he continues to work his way back from offseason groin surgery. Watt had several core muscles repaired after a season where he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for a third time. Several other players weren't practicing, including CB Johnathan Joseph (arthroscopic knee surgery), CB Kevin Johnson (foot surgery, wrist surgery), CB Charles James (foot surgery), S Lonnie Ballentine (knee surgery), OL Greg Mancz (knee surgery), LB Max Bullough, TE Ryan Griffin, RB Tyler Ervin and OL Jeff Adams (knee surgery). OL David Quessenberry also didn't practice. He has missed the past two seasons on the non-football illness list while dealing with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Quessenberry received good news last year from his oncologist that his cancer is in remission.

-- Bills Sign 2nd-Rounder Reggie Ragland --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Buffalo Bills have signed 2nd-round draft pick LB Reggie Ragland to a four-year contract.

-- Bengals to Work Out Dwight Freeney --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Dwight Freeney will work out for the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

-- No Timetable for Sammy Watkins --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Bills GM Doug Whaley doesn't anticipate WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missing any time in the regular season, but the team does not have a target for his return set.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Tue May 24, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Ameer Abdullah Could Have a Big Season If... --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports with WR Calvin Johnson settling into retirement, the Lions will need more from their running game this fall. RB Ameer Abdullah is the No. 1 back, and if he conquers his fumble problems, he should be in for a big season.

-- Eagles Make Player Moves --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have signed DT Derrick Lott and released P Ryan Quigley.

-- Colts Sign 2nd-Rounder T.J. Green --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed 2nd-round draft pick S T.J. Green to a four-year contract.

-- Mark Sanchez Not Expected to Practice This Week --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports Broncos QB Mark Sanchez (thumb surgery) is not expected to participate during OTAs this week.

-- Melvin Gordon Doing Individual Drills During OTAs --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is participating in individual drills at the start of OTAs. His rehab has gone well from knee surgery.

-- Jadeveon Clowney 100% Healthy --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney had a Lisfranc injury that prematurely ended his 2015 season. He says he did not need surgery and is 100% healthy.

-- Browns Release Brian Hartline --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have released veteran WR Brian Hartline.

-- FFMastermind.com Subscribers Win Thousands! --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Many patrons ask Why should they subscribe to FFMastermind.com Premium Services when they are other cheaper services? Did you know that the winners of the 2013 AFFL ($25,000 Grand Prize), 2012 FFWC ($200,000 Grand Prize), 2010 FFPC ($100,000 Grand Prize), 2008 NBC Sports NFFC Primetime Event ($100,000 Grand Prize), 2005 NFFC ($100,000 Grand Prize), 2005 & 2006 PayDaySports ($65,000 Grand Prize), and 2005 Fantasy VIPs ($25,000 Grand Prize) High Stakes Fantasy Football Contests are all FFMastermind.com Premium Service Subscribers? Yup, it's true. Winners know THE BEST when they see it. And FFMastermind.com is happy to help them win THOUSANDS! Heck, Michael Nazarek himself recently cashed out $10,000 in the 2015 High Stakes FFPC Main Event and $7,500 in the 2014 High Stakes FFPC Main Event when his team finished 15th out of a whopping 1,344 teams! Isn't it about time you took winning more seriously? Take it from thousands of Satisfied Customers. We are serious about helping you win it all! Order Now!

-- Ryan Fitzpatrick Won't Retire --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, in his first public comments since the end of the season, said Monday that he wants to return to the New York Jets. "I would like to be back," Fitzpatrick told two reporters at Willie Colon's charity golf outing at Hudson National Golf Club. Fitzpatrick, engaged in a three-month contract stalemate, dispelled rumors that he may retire if he doesn't receive the money he covets. "I'm playing," he said. "I'm playing football next year."

-- Shaq Thompson Uninjured in Car Accident --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Black&Blue Review reports former Duke QB Anthony Boone is in a Charlotte hospital after a car accident involving Carolina Panthers rookie LB Shaq Thompson. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Sunday at 7:45 a.m. in Weddington, N.C. Boone and Thompson, who don't know each other, were driving in the opposite direction on Potter Road when Thompson crossed the centerline. Both drivers tried to swerve, but their cars collided head-on. Thompson was not injured, but he was cited for driving left of center. According to a police official, alcohol was involved, but it wasn't a factor, so Thompson was below the legal limit. On the police report, the responding officer stated that Thompson was not impaired. "Shaq informed us he was involved in a traffic accident and we are in the process of gathering more information," Panthers spokesman Ryan Anderson said.

-- Luke Bowanko Needs Hip Surgery --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports Jaguars reserve OL Luke Bowanko has a torn labrum and will need surgery on his hip. Bowanko, the Jaguars’ starting center in 2014, didn’t play a snap last year and would have been competing this year for a back-up role.

-- Jonathan Woodard OUT Indefinitely --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jacksonville Jaguars 7th-round draft pick DE Jonathan Woodard has undergone Achilles surgery. He will open the season on the PUP list and is out indefinitely.

-- Victor Cruz Jogs on Side Monday --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) jogged on the side during today's OTAs.

-- Allen Robinson Sits Monday --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars official website reports Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) did not practice on the first day of OTAs due to a hamstring issue.

-- Jeremy Hill Determined to Put 2015 Behind Him --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports it was a disastrous 2015 for Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill, who aside from having an about-face in production between the goal lines, also had that late fumble in the playoff loss to Pittsburgh. His mission this offseason has been to bury the season and to focus on making 2016 his best yet. One year after averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rookie, Hill picked up just 3.6 in 2015. He seemed to out-think himself at times, regularly missing holes at the line of scrimmage that he had hit with swift decisiveness the season before.

-- FFMastermind Wins $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com and The Doomsday Blasters, two teams led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar, won $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past season. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300,000!

-- Lamar Miller Watch --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Texans official website reports five weeks into the Texans offseason workout program, RB Lamar Miller is easing into the offense and playbook. “It’s pretty much the same, just different terminology," Miller said. "Concepts are the same, just different names. Like, pass protection, they might call it something different from when I played with the Dolphins but everything else is pretty much the same.”

-- Titans Sign First-Rounder Jack Conklin --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tennessee Titans have signed first-round draft pick OT Jack Conklin to a four-year contract.

-- Saints Sign Vincent Brown --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have signed veteran free-agent WR Vincent Brown.

-- Cooper Taylor Undergoes Surgery --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Record reports Giants S Cooper Taylor (hernia) recently underwent sports-hernia surgery, but is expected to be ready by the start of training camp.

-- Sammie Coates Watch --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports after making minimal impact his rookie year, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates intensified his training, lost some weight and earned the coaches' trust during the offseason. The next four months will be big for his development. Where Coates can separate himself is with big plays, which the offense needs without WR Martavis Bryant. He was a deep-ball specialist at Auburn, and though he wants to be a complete player, his biggest strength is winning downfield with his rugged running style and his size/strength combo. The Steelers will give him every opportunity to earn a solidified role. Year two should show a more polished receiver than last offseason, when at times Coates looked hesitant, maybe a little lost.

-- Don't Count Out Tevin Coleman --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports don't count out Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman at running back despite the breakout year Pro Bowler RB Devonta Freeman had last season. The last we heard of Coleman, he was recovering from a concussion after slipping in the shower. The team still firmly believes Coleman has big-play ability -- as long as he gets a handle on his fumbling issues. This is not to say Coleman will overtake Freeman, but Freeman can't afford to let his guard down. Two quality running backs is a good problem to have, so let's see what type of offseason Coleman puts together. Remember last year, both Freeman and Coleman entered the regular season coming off hamstring injuries.

-- Tom Brady to Appeal Four-Game Deflategate Suspension Monday --
Mon May 23, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will appeal Monday for a second hearing by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to his four-game Deflategate suspension imposed by the NFL. NFL Players Association attorney Theodore B. Olson told ABC News on Monday morning in an interview aired on "Good Morning America" that it plans to file the appeal later Monday. "The facts here are so drastic and so apparent that the court should rehear it," Olson said. The court upheld Brady's suspension in a 2-1 decision April 25, deciding that commissioner Roger Goodell's discipline was properly grounded in the collective bargaining agreement and that Brady was treated fairly. Brady will appeal en banc, asking the entire panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to participate in the hearing. Seven of the 13 judges would have to agree that an en banc session is the right decision before a hearing is held. If the en banc session isn't granted, Brady could take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Sun May 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Stephon Gilmore Contract Watch --
Sun May 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports when the Buffalo Bills begin organized team activities at One Bills Drive on Monday, one of their best players will not be in attendance: CB Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore does not plan on reporting to the voluntary team workouts this week, a source says. The team’s No. 1 corner is entering the final year of his rookie contract. His reps and the Bills are believed to still be working on a long-term contract extension.

-- Johnny Manziel Thrown Out of Vegas Nightclub --
Sun May 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TMZ Sports reports free-agent QB Johnny Manziel was removed from a Vegas club after he allegedly hauled off and punched a guy. Witnesses inside Jewel Nightclub at the Aria say Manziel was in a VIP booth near the stage Friday night. Drake showed up for a surprise performance and club goers started to push and shove to get up front. Our sources say Johnny got pushed and turned and slugged the club goer.

-- Cardinals Not Expected to Sign Freeney or Hall --
Sun May 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals are not expected to sign free-agents LB Dwight Freeney or CB Leon Hall.

-- Jaguars Sign First-Rounder Jalen Ramsey --
Sun May 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-round draft pick CB Jalen Ramsey to a four-year contract.

-- Jaguars RB Plans --
Sun May 22, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports the guess in Jacksonville is that RB Chris Ivory will have more carries than RB T.J. Yeldon on first and second downs, but that Yeldon will be the team’s primary third-down option.

-- Mykkele Thompson 100% Healthy --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants S Mykkele Thompson (torn Achilles) is 100% healthy for OTAs.

-- Louis Murphy Rehab Update --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers official website reports Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (torn ACL) is expected to be ready to go by the start of training camp.

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Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Johnny Manziel Done with the NFL for Good? --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports recent pictures show free-agent QB Johnny Manziel has lost a lot of weight, putting him well below his official NFL.com weight of 210. The images make it even more clear that Manziel currently has no interest in playing pro football. There’s no reason to think he’ll ever be interest in playing again.

-- Arian Foster Watch --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent RB Arian Foster's visit to Boston sparked discussion on social media about whether there was any connection to the Patriots, but as of now there is nothing of substance to relay on the topic. His trip to town didn't include a visit to Gillette Stadium to meet the club.

-- Greg Salas Has an Edge --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports Bills WR Greg Salas has an early leg up in the #3 wideout competition, but it's far, far, far too early to decide whom will ultimately grab that position.

-- Mike Pouncey 100% Healthy --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) says he is 100% healthy after surgery on his hip this off-season.

-- Browns QB Watch --
Sat May 21, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is the best quarterback on the roster right now. Judge it on individual ability and arm strength, and QB Robert Griffin III leads the pack. Judge it on reading defenses and throwing the ball from the pocket and McCown leads. He has been in the league so long and learned new offenses so many times that this transition might be less challenging for McCown than it is for other players. One year ago, Browns players marveled at McCown's ability to pick up the offense. He's doing the same now. The question is whether McCown can actually win the job given the team's signing of Griffin, who was the choice of the new coach. It certainly seems that the job is Griffin's to lose. The other question about McCown is the same as it's always been, and the same as it is for Griffin: Can he stay healthy?

-- Robert Kraft Supports a Move to Las Vegas If... --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports you can count Robert Kraft among NFL owners bullish on Las Vegas. The New England Patriots owner said on Friday that he would support the efforts by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis to relocate his franchise to the so-called Sin City if a stadium deal can’t be struck to keep the team in the Bay Area. "I think it would be good for the NFL,” Kraft said. “I know Mark Davis has tried so hard in Oakland. If they won’t do it … I want to support him.” That’s a huge statement from one of the NFL’s most influential owners, who was making his first public comments on the subject.

-- Patriots Eyeing Arian Foster --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports a source says that the New England Patriots have preliminary interest in free-agent RB Arian Foster (torn Achilles).

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Raiders Sign 6th-Rounder Cory James --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Oakland Raiders have signed 6th-round draft pick LB Cory James to a four-year contract.

-- Gase: Jay Ajayi is Leading the RB Corps --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sun-Sentinel reports Dolphins HC Adam Gase said Thursday that second-year RB Jay Ajayi is the clubhouse leader when it comes to the vacant starting spot. Gase said Ajayi -- a former Boise State standout whom the Dolphins selected in the fifth-round of the 2015 NFL draft -- has put some distance between himself and RB Damien Williams, RB Daniel Thomas, RB Isaiah Pead, RB Jahwan Edwards, and RB Kenyan Drake, the 2016 third-round pick, who hasn't practiced with the team yet. "He's been one of those guys he's been here every day. He's done everything right. You can tell he's looking to improve. He doesn't say much, just keeps working," Gase said. "The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up with him, but obviously he's kind of separated himself from that group as far as the consistency of what he does day in and day out."

-- Panthers Make Player Moves --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports the Panthers have signed free-agents WR LaRon Byrd and WR Tobais Palmer, a pair of journeyman wide receivers from ACC schools. To make room on the 90-roster man, Carolina waived rookie TE Andrew Bonnet and TE Jake McGee.

-- Devontae Booker Rehab Update --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports Denver Broncos rookie RB Devontae Booker (knee) is recovering from a torn meniscus that caused him to miss his final three games at Utah and took two surgeries to correct. It has kept him from participating in practice drills this offseason except walkthroughs. He won’t participate in the Broncos’ first set of organized team activities (OTAs) that run Tuesday through Thursday.

-- Cowboys Sign 7th-Rounder Rico Gathers --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed 7th-round draft pick TE Rico Gathers to a four-year contract.

-- No Signings for Roberts or Lattimore --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo News reports free-agents WR Andre Roberts and LB Jamari Lattimore left Buffalo without a contract.

-- Bills Host Jamari Lattimore --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent LB Jamari Lattimore visited with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

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Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Arian Foster Rehab Update --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports free-agent RB Arian Foster (torn Achilles) is progressing well in his rehab. He's probably a week or two from being able to pass a physical, when his market will come into focus.

-- Vinnie Sunseri Rehab Update --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent S Vinnie Sunseri (torn ACL) worked out for the New England Patriots last week. His recovery from ACL surgery is going well, as he passed the nine month mark.

-- Doug Baldwin Contract Watch --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports t’s widely expected that Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin will get a contract extension sometime before the beginning of the 2016 season, which is the last on his current three-year deal. And during an appearance on NFL Total Access on the NFL Network Thursday, Baldwin indicated that discussions may begin soon. “Not yet,’’ Baldwin said when asked if contract talks have begun. “We’re going to be talking here shortly, at least that’s what I’ve been told. We’ll see how it goes. Of course, I’m not worried about it. I’m here working out with my teammates trying to get better for this upcoming season.’’

-- Steelers Sign 2nd-Rounder Sean Davis --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed 2nd-round draft pick SS Sean Davis to a four-year contract.

-- Cowboys Sign 2nd-Rounder Jaylon Smith --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed 2nd-round draft pick LB Jaylon Smith to a four-year contract.

-- Jordan Matthews Supports Sam Bradford --
Fri May 20, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles WR Jordan Matthews flew to Oklahoma in March to spend a week with QB Sam Bradford. He works each day with Bradford and invested in a relationship with the quarterback whose performance helps dictate Matthews' livelihood. So Matthews offered a message for anyone who might object to Bradford's taking two weeks away from the team and requesting a trade after the Eagles acquired the No. 2 pick to select Carson Wentz. "If I'm cool with it, then everybody should be cool with it," Matthews said. "I'm still running for his butt. You know what I'm saying? Look, if I want to be here, and I'm happy with it, and we can go out there and just compete, that's all I want to focus on. That's all that matters."


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