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-- Raiders Officially File Paperwork to Move to Las Vegas --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the NFL has just received the Raiders paperwork to move to Las Vegas. There should be a March vote on the issue from the NFL owners.


-- Jordy Nelson Seems Unlikely to Play This Week --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) is still considered a bit of a long shot to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. According to a source, the Green Bay Packers receiver has a chance to play against the Atlanta Falcons, but it's only a small chance.


-- Tony Romo Watch --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the top priority for the Dallas Cowboys this coming off-season is to trade veteran QB Tony Romo.


-- 2017 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Fri Jan 13, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our 2017 NFL Draft Central feature has debuted! This feature contains links to all our 2017 NFL Rookie Draft coverage. We begin the 2017 off-season with the first round order of the upcoming 2017 NFL Rookie Draft in April, a list of all Early Entrants who have declared their Eligibility for the NFL draft, and a link to PASS (Player Analysis & Scouting Service). Other free and premium items will be released in the coming days and weeks, such as Team (Rookie) Needs and the first cut of our 2017 Mock Rookie NFL Draft. Be sure to check out 2017 NFL Draft Central today!


-- 2017 Coaching/Player Moves Feature Debuts! --
Wed Jan 4, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Once again in 2017, FFMastermind.com is tracking all important coaching and player moves throughout the NFL in our annual Coaching/Player Moves feature for your viewing pleasure. This feature will be updated daily as key coaches and players re-sign, sign, resign, or are fired. Enjoy!


-- FFMastermind Wins $4,000 in the 2016 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Tue Dec 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com, led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar, won $4,000 in the 2016 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past season, including a league championship. The winner of this prestigious event wins $250,000! Nazarek and Brovar have teamed to win more than $20,000 in this event over the past three seasons!


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Two More Experts League Titles! --
Tue Dec 27, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek & Chris Rito took down the prestigious 2016 FANEX (Fantasy Experts) League Title, making it their 5th title since this league began in the mid-90's! In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger finally won the 2016 The Huddle Expert IDP league, after finishing second in each of the past two seasons! This league is run by theHuddle.com, and has been around for more than a decade. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 12 of the past 13 years!


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Thu Mar 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Robert Kelley Undergoes Knee Surgery --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

Scout.com reports Washington Redskins RB Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed. Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.

-- Chargers Name Gus Bradley --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Chargers have named Gus Bradley Defensive Coordinator.

-- Chargers Name Alfredo Roberts --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Chargers have named Alfredo Roberts RBs Coach.

-- Redskins Name Kevin O’Connell --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports the Washington Redskins have named Kevin O’Connell QBs Coach.

-- Jaguars Name Keenan McCardell --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have named Keenan McCardell WRs Coach.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Shaq Lawson Undergoes a Knee Scope --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Buffalo Bills DL Shaq Lawson (knee) underwent a knee scope after the season. The team projects him to be fine for all off-season activities.

-- Packers Friday Injury Update - Starks OUT; Nelson & Adams Questionable --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports Packers RB James Starks (concussion) and OL J.C. Tretter (knee) are OUT. WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Heronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quad), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), and CB Quinten Rollins (neck/concussion) are questionable to play this week. Nelson and Adams did not practice on Friday. Both are likely game-time decisions to play.

-- Steelers Friday Injury Update - Green Questionable --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion), LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps), and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion) are questionable to play this week. Green was limited in practice on Friday.

-- Patriots Friday Injury Update - Mitchell, Hogan, & Bennett Questionable --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) are questionable to play this week. Mitchell, Hogan, and Bennett were limited in practice on Friday.

-- Falcons Friday Injury Update --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) and WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) have been removed from the team's injury report. No one is listed.

-- Ladarius Green Returns to Practice Friday --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness) is still in the league protocol for concussion. That said, he practiced today, but said he didn’t work with the first team. He has to finish the final stages of the protocol. He’ll make trip to New England, though.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Vikings Name Two --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have named Clancy Barone TEs Coach and Kevin Stefanski QBs coach.

-- Ryan Kerrigan OUT 6-8 Weeks After Elbow Surgery --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) underwent surgery to clean up "loose bodies" in his left elbow, he said via text. It was considered minor surgery and will result in a six- to eight-week rehab period. Kerrigan had to opt out of the Pro Bowl because of the injury. He injured his elbow in the December 19th loss to Carolina.

-- Julio Jones Fully Practices Friday; Ready to Play --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) was a full participant in Friday’s practice. HC Dan Quinn said that the team would not put any limitations on the wideout’s playing time against the Packers this week.

-- Three Key Packeers WRs Seemingly Game-Time Decisions --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports regarding the playing status of Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), WR Davante Adams (ankle), and WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring): "All three of the receivers will be given every chance to play in the game," Packers HC Mike McCarthy said. "They have work to do particularly in the rehab. If we know tomorrow, we'll know tomorrow. If we know Sunday, we'll know Sunday. One or two of those guys are probably going to have to work out Sunday."

-- J.C. Tretter OUT This Week --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports Packers C J.C. Tretter (knee) underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and is OUT for this week's game.

-- Source: Brian Gutekunst Remaining with Packers --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst has pulled out of the San Francisco 49ers general manage search to focus on the playoffs and his own team, a source said. Gutekunst will remain the Packers director of player personnel, and he received a new deal to stay, a source said.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --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!

-- Zach Orr Retiring Due to Neck Injury --
Fri Jan 20, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Baltimore Ravens LB Zach Orr (neck) is retiring from the NFL because of a serious neck injury, sources say. The team couldn’t talk him out of it.

-- Sammy Watkins Expected to be Ready for Training Camp --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR550.com reports Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) underwent a second foot surgery earlier this month, performed by specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, and is expected to be ready for training camp, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

-- Browns Closing in on an Extension with Jamie Collins --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have made significant progress on a contract extension with pending free-agent LB Jamie Collins, sources said. A deal is to be done by the weekend.

-- Davante Adams a Game-Time Decision to Play This Week --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) doesn’t expect to know until Sunday whether or not he’ll be able to play in the NFC Championship Game. Adams injured his ankle in the fourth quarter of last week’s divisional game in Dallas, as his leg was caught underneath Cowboys CB Brandon Carr on a tackle after a 16-yard reception. He later returned to the game, which he attributed to “100 percent adrenaline,” but has been held out of both days of practice this week. “It’s feeling better,” Adams said Thursday. “It’s getting there. I’ll just take it day by day and see how I’m feeling come game time.” Whether Adams will try to practice on Saturday remains uncertain. Either way, he plans to do some running in the Georgia Dome on Sunday to see how the ankle feels.

-- Packers Thursday Injury Update - Starks & Adams Sit; Nelson Limited; Crosby Practices --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Heronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quad), RB James Starks (concussion), and OL J.C. Tretter (knee) did not practice on Thursday. OG T.J. Lang (foot), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), and CB Quinten Rollins (neck/concussion) were limited. WR Jeff Janis (quad), LB Julius Peppers (NIR), PK Mason Crosby (illness), LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), and LB Nick Perry (hand) fully practiced.

-- Falcons Thursday Injury Update - Julio Jones Sits; Gabriel Limited --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) did not practice on Thursday. DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) and WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) were limited. S Keanu Neal (foot) fully practiced.

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Steelers Thursday Injury Update - Green Sits; Boswell Practices --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion), LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps), and RB Le'Veon Bell (NIR) did not practice on Thursday. LB Vince Williams (shoulder) was limited. LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), PK Chris Boswell (illness), S Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion) fully practiced.

-- Patriots Thursday Injury Update - Mitchell, Hogan, & Bennett Limited --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited in practice on Thursday.

-- Bills Name Rick Dennison --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have named Rick Dennison Offensive Coordinator.

-- Raiders Won't Move Until 20019 at the Earliest --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Raiders still plan on playing the next two seasons in Oakland, even if they get league approval to move to Las Vegas, as owner Mark Davis said in October. The Raiders hold two one-year lease options at the Coliseum.

-- Packers WR Injury Update --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Packers HC Mike McCarthy says injured WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) and WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring) probably wouldn't play this week if it were the regular season, but this is the playoffs, so all three could play depending upon how practice goes over the next few days.

-- Julio Jones Sits Thursday; Says He'll Play This Week --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) did not practice Thursday, but insists he'll be ready to play this weekend against the Packers.

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- A.P. Eyeing Three Teams --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports RB Adrian Peterson tabbed his hometown Texans, Buccaneers, and Giants as teams he has interest in. He is currently under contract with the Minnesota Vikings for unrealistic $18 million.

-- Source: Eliot Wolf Remaining with Packers --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf has pulled out of the San Francisco 49ers general manage search to focus on the playoffs and his own team, a source said. Wolf will remain the Packers director of football operations, and he received a new deal to stay, a source said.

-- Raiders Officially File Paperwork to Move to Las Vegas --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the NFL has just received the Raiders paperwork to move to Las Vegas. There should be a March vote on the issue from the NFL owners.

-- Broncos Name Brock Olivo --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

9News in Denver reports the Broncos have named Brock Olivo Special Teams Coordinator.

-- Brandon Marshall Seeming Says He Won't Accept a Pay Cut --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall says that “any team should be happy to have me” for the $7.5 million salary he’s set to make next season. “What I said was, to clarify my statement, I said I love the game so much that if my bills were paid, which they are, I’ll play for free. But teams also know my value,” Marshall said, via NJ.com. “I’ve probably been underpaid the last six years, if we’re really about comparing production to receivers across the league and what I’ve been doing … Now, when you only catch 50-something balls for over 700 yards and you’re 30-something years, that’s when teams come to you like, ‘We don’t think you’re good anymore.'” Moving on from Marshall would result in saving his entire $7.5 million salary under the cap, something that the team might prefer to an aging receiver in what’s expected to be an extensive overhaul of the roster this offseason. They might also like to keep Marshall while saving some money, but Marshall’s latest comments make that seem unlikely.

-- Browns Name Two --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have named Clyde Simmons Defensive Line Coach and Bob Wylie Offensive Line Coach.

-- FFMastermind Wins $4,000 in the 2016 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Dick LeBeau to Coach at 80 Years Old in 2017 --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dick LeBeau will be 80 years old at the start of the 2017 season, his 59th as an NFL player or coach. LeBeau, a Hall of Fame defensive back for the Lions and one of the best defensive coordinators in NFL season, confirmed that he will be back as the Tennessee Titans’ defensive coordinator next season. The only question for LeBeau was whether HC Mike Mularkey would bring him back; once Mularkey told LeBeau he wanted him to return, LeBeau immediately agreed.

-- Bills Interview Ken Dorsey --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports Panthers QBs coach Ken Dorsey recently interviewed for the Buffalo Bills vacant offensive coordinator position.

-- Sources: Adams & Allison Expected to Play This Week --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Green Bay Packers expect WR Geronimo Allison (leg) and WR Davante Adams (sprained ankle) to be ready to play this week, sources say.

-- Marcus Mariota Rehab Update --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports Titans QB Marcus Mariota (fibula) is “doing great” after a thorough medical examination Wednesday, exactly three weeks after a metal plate was surgically implanted on his broken right fibula, Titans HC Mike Mularkey said. “I spoke with Marcus this afternoon,” Mularkey said. “He actually had an appointment, and they did a good thorough checkup on him. He’s on track. He’s doing great. He should be back when we get this thing rolling. I can’t tell you exact times of when he’s going to practice, but he should be ready for the season, which is what we want him for. But he’s doing good. He’s going to be a very good patient, if I have anything to do with it.”

-- Andrew Luck Undergoes Shoulder Surgery --
Thu Jan 19, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is recovering from successful outpatient surgery to fix the right shoulder injury that had lingered since 2015. He will be ready for the 2017 season. NFL.com adds Luck’s timeline post-surgery: Three months to start throwing. Six months for a full return. That’s mid-July.

-- Jaguars Name Nathaniel Hackett --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have named Nathaniel Hackett Offensive Coordinator.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com 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!

-- Falcons Wednesday Injury Update - Julio Jones Sits; Gabriel Limited --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), WR Taylor Gabriel (foot), and S Keanu Neal (foot) were limited.

-- Packers Wednesday Injury Update - Starks, Adams, & Crosby Sit; Nelson Limited --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Green Bay Packers official website reports Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Heronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quad), PK Mason Crosby (illness), LB Julius Peppers (NIR), RB James Starks (concussion), and OL J.C. Tretter (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. WR Jeff Janis (quad), OG T.J. Lang (foot), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), and CB Quinten Rollins (neck/concussion) were limited. LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), and LB Nick Perry (hand) fully practiced.

-- Steelers Wednesday Injury Update - Boswell Sits; Green Limited --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (NIR), PK Chris Boswell (illness), S Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), and QB Ben Roethlisberger (NIR), and LB Vince Williams (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), TE Ladarius Green (concussion), and S Michael Mitchell (NIR) were limited. LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion) fully practiced.

-- Patriots Wednesday Injury Update - Mitchell, Hogan, & Bennett Limited --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited in practice on Wednesday.

-- Rams Name Greg Olson --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Rams have named Greg Olson QBs Coach.

-- Julio Jones Sits Wednesday --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Atlanta Falcons HC Dan Quinn says WR Julio Jones (toe) won’t practice Wednesday (by design), but will do more later in the week.

-- Jets Name Dennard Wilson --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have named Dennard Wilson DBs Coach.

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Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bears Name Curtis Modkins --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have named Curtis Modkins RBs Coach.

-- Pete Carroll Had Big Meeting with Richard Sherman After Season Finished --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll offered an interesting response this week when asked for his biggest regret from the 2016 season. "Probably the biggest regret is that we showed some bad expressions and stuff on the sidelines," Carroll said. "That’s not what we want to be. But it’s personal. It’s personal issues going through stressful, difficult, challenging times, and sometimes you do it well, and sometimes you don’t. That’s just individual growth." The most notable outbursts involved CB Richard Sherman, who Carroll revealed was playing through an MCL injury for half the season. "I had a big meeting with Richard going out, and he has some regrets about this season, didn’t go the way we wanted it to go," Carroll said. "I just wanted to make sure we left on really good terms. We talk a lot. I talk with him all the time. I just wanted to make sure to touch base one more time because it was a difficult year for him. The media thing was a big deal and all that. He made it through it. It was hard." Sherman played through pain, made the Pro Bowl and has still never missed a game in his NFL career.

-- 49ers to Bring Three in For Second Interviews for Vacant GM Job --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers will bring in Eliot Wolf, Brian Gutekunst, and George Paton for second interviews regarding their vacant general manager job.

-- Texans Name Mike Vrabel Their New DC; Romeo Crennel Staying as Assistant Head Coach --
Wed Jan 18, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Houston Texans have named LBs coach Mike Vrabel their new Defensive Coordinator. Meanwhile, DC Romeo Crennel is expected to stay with the team, likely as their new assistant Head Coach.

-- Jerry Jones: No Decision Made on Tony Romo... Yet --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports no one really knows that the Dallas Cowboys will do with QB Tony Romo. Will they trade him? Keep him? "I don't have to get into that at all and I'm not," team owner and GM Jerry Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "As a matter of fact, there are several cards to be played. Don't think for one minute if you see something written or something said about what and where Romo is going to be relative to our team that there's any credibility to it." Said Jones: "There's only one that can make that decision and there's been no decision made."

-- Kyle Shanahan Expected to Become the 49ers Next HC --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have offered Atlanta Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan their vacant head coaching job, and Shanahan is almost certain to agree, according to sources familiar with both parties' intentions. Because of NFL rules, the two sides cannot formally agree to a deal until after the Falcons' season is over, but barring an unforeseen change of heart on either side, Shanahan will eventually be signed to a multi-year contract. Shanahan, according to sources, will get to help pick the 49ers' next general manager, with Green Bay Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst the leading candidate.

-- Adios Brandon Marshall? --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets are expected to release WR Brandon Marshall this off-season.

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Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Adios Julius Thomas? --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to release TE Julius Thomas this off-season.

-- Chris Hogan Injury Update --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (thigh) doesn’t sound like he has much concern about the injury keeping him from playing against the Steelers this week. Hogan said that he felt he could have returned to the game this past weekend had the Patriots needed his services and that he’s feeling even healthier now. “Feeling good, just had a little minor setback in the game, but I’m working back every single day and feeling better every day,” Hogan said in comments distributed by the team.

-- Bills Name Rob Boras --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Buffalo Bills official website reports the Bills have named Rob Boras TEs Coach.

-- Trent Kirchner Going Nowhere --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Seattle Seahawks executive Trent Kirchner has withdrawn from consideration for the vacant San Francisco 49ers' general manager position. He's staying with the Seahawks.

-- Danny Woodhead Rehab Update --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports as the Chargers transition into Los Angeles, RB Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) is working back into form. He is six weeks ahead of schedule from an ACL tear, source said.

-- Martavis Bryant Applies for Reinstatement --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports suspended Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has applied for reinstatement, a source said. He won't be back this season, but is hoping for a 2017 return.

-- Ricky Proehl Resigns as Panthers WRs Coach --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Carolina Panthers official website reports Ricky Proehl is stepping away from the Panthers to fulfill a promise to his son, Austin, who just finished his junior season as a wide receiver at the University of North Carolina. “I always told him when he started at Chapel Hill that if he became a starter or an impact player, that I would walk away to come to all his games,” Proehl explained. “It would really hurt me to not be there for him. “The first thing kids do is look back for mom and dad. That doesn’t change, no matter how old you are. For the last three years for Austin, I haven’t been there when he’s looked back. He’s got one year left, and I want to be there for him.” On Monday, Proehl resigned from his post as wide receivers coach for the Panthers after six seasons with the organization.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Steelers Injury Update --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin says TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is still in the concussion protocol. S Sean Davis (shoulder) is still dealing with his shoulder injury, but managing it in order to play. LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps) has a shoulder and triceps injury that will limit him early in the week.

-- Jordy Nelson Seems Unlikely to Play This Week --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) is still considered a bit of a long shot to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. According to a source, the Green Bay Packers receiver has a chance to play against the Atlanta Falcons, but it's only a small chance.

-- Seahawks Don't Plan to Throw Money to Fix OL Issues --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Seattle Seahawks offense dropped from fourth in the league in both points scored and yards gained to 18th in points and 12th in yards, but any assessment of the work done by the unit has to take into account how poor the offensive line was over the course of the season. QB Russell Wilson was sacked 42 times and hit 111 times while the team’s running game never found consistent success. Fixing the problems up front would likely help create a better impression of the work done by Bevell, but HC Pete Carroll cautioned against expecting the team throwing money at the problem this offseason. “That’s not how we — ‘OK, let’s take money and put it here and all of a sudden you’re going to get better,'” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “You’ve got to get guys that can play worthy of it, and when they demonstrate that then they get paid. We’ve shown that we understand that and are committed to that mentality. I don’t think you can just buy your way to it. We’re not going to do that. We’re not going to go out and spend a ton of money in free agency on one guy to try to save the day. That’s now how we function at all.”

-- Romeo Crennel Watch --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans defense finished No. 1 for the first time in team history and was forced to carry the offense for most of a season that included a 9-7 record, a wild-card victory over Oakland and a divisional-round defeat at New England. Of all the things the Texans need to accomplish in the offseason, re-signing DC Romeo Crennel ranks among the most important - right behind hiring an offensive coordinator to replace OC George Godsey and drafting a quarterback. Crennel, 69, said two weeks ago that he has no intention of retiring. When HC Bill O'Brien reached out to him to become his first defensive coordinator with the Texans in 2014, Crennel grabbed one of his four Super Bowl rings and headed for Houston. O'Brien made it clear Monday how much he wants Crennel to return. "I think Romeo has done a great job," O'Brien said. "I know we would love to have him back. I can tell you Romeo is a great coach and just means a lot to me personally. We would love to have Romeo back here."

-- Jimmy Graham Appears Likely to Return to Seattle in 2017 --
Tue Jan 17, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll gave a strong indication Monday that TE Jimmy Graham will be back with the team for the 2017 season. "I thought Jimmy had a terrific year," Carroll said. "He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year." The Seahawks have three options with Graham this offseason. He's entering the final year of his deal and is due $10 million. None of that money is guaranteed, meaning that the Seahawks could free up the full amount in cap space if they were to release him. The second option is to have Graham play out the final year of his contract. And the third is that the Seahawks extend him before he reaches free agency next offseason. Carroll was asked about this specific possibility on Monday. "We're always looking at all of those," he said. "We know how that's going, and those conversations come up when we can get to them. I'm glad you reminded us, but GM John Schneider is on that."

-- Brandon Carr to Mull Retirement --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports impending free agent CB Brandon Carr says he will consider retirement from the NFL this of-season.

-- Jets Extend Brian Winters --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Jets official website reports the Jets have signed OG Brian Winters to a four-year extension through 2020. The deal is worth about $8 million per year.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Tony Romo Watch --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the top priority for the Dallas Cowboys this coming off-season is to trade veteran QB Tony Romo.

-- Texans Fire OC George Godsey --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have fired OC George Godsey.

-- Reid Commits to Alex Smith --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid says he's committed to QB Alex Smith as his 2017 starting quarterback. "Do I still think we can win with Alex?," Reid asked rhetorically. "Yeah, we were right there."

-- J.J. Watt Rehab Update --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans DE J.J. Watt (back surgery) is considered ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from back surgery to repair a herniated disk, an optimistic outlook for the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Watt had a pair of procedures to address his back problems and was limited to three games this season, but is expected back for next season. The prolific pass-rusher and run-stopper has been working out diligently at the Texans' training facility, running and lifting weights in recent months as he works to strengthen his surgically repaired back. Although it's unclear what type of activities Watt will be cleared to participate in this offseason, there's hope that he'll do some work during organized team activities. Watt has been gaining weight back now that he's cleared to lift weights. He had gotten much lighter to reduce the strain on his back and hadn't been able to maintain his bulk during his initial convalescence.

-- Titans Name Two --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Tennessee Titans have named Frisman Jackson WRs coach and Craig Auckerman Assistant Special Teams Coach.

-- Browns Name Two --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Cleveland Browns have named Blake Williams LBs Coach and Jerod Kruse Assistant DBs Coach.

-- Tamba Hali Not Retiring --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali says he plans to continue his NFL playing career in 2017. Hali is 33 years old.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- O'Brien Mum on Brock Osweiler --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Houston Texans HC Bill O'Brien says it's too early to know if QB Brock Osweiler will be the starting quarterback next season because they have a lot of evaluating to do.

-- Quinn: Julio Jones Will Play This Week --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Atlanta Falcons HC Dan Quinn says WR Julio Jones (toe) will be ready to rock for this week's game against the Packers.

-- Seahawks Injury Update --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports Seahawks HC Pete Carroll has revealed that CB Richard Sherman had a significant MCL injury the second half of the season and says that was weighing on him mentally. Meanwhile, CB DeShawn Shead (torn ACL) is having surgery to repair a torn ACL, a source said. He’s looking at the standard recovery, up to eight months. FS Earl Thomas (broken tibia) and WR Tyler Lockett (fibula/tibia) should be ready by the start of the 2017 season.

-- Josh McDaniels Choosing to Focus on Playoffs --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is stepping back from the coaching search to focus on playoffs. That means he won't take the 49ers head coaching job if they offered it to him. McDaniels told reporters “at this time it’s just best for my family and myself to remain here in New England."

-- Bills Interviewing Greg Olson --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Greg Olson is interviewing for the vacant Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator job on Monday.

-- Jordy Nelson No Lock to Play This Week --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports after Sunday’s win, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs) said that his ribs were feeling a lot better than he was a week ago but that it’s too early to say if he’ll be able to play. “No, there’s no guarantees,” Nelson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We’re a whole week away.”

-- Redskins to Interview Rob Ryan --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Rob Ryan is scheduled to interview with the Washington Redskins for their vacant defensive coordinator job this week.

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Afam Jones Court Update --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports court proceedings related to Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones‘ arrest earlier this month following an incident at a Cincinnati hotel have been continued until February 10th. A judge made that decision last Friday after Jones’ attorneys agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial on charges of assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said late last week that his office “will pursue something” against Jones for behaving “boorishly and foolishly,” but that he wants and idea of what the NFL will do on the discipline front before deciding how to proceed. “One of the factors that goes into my decision is what the NFL’s going to do to him,” Deters said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “If he gets suspended for four games, he loses $2 million. We have drunken idiots every night over at the [jail] that don’t get fined $2 million.” Jones has been suspended twice in the past for all of the 2007 season and part of the 2008 campaign, which left his career prospects looking bleak. That outlook cleared after the Bengals signed him in 2010 as Jones has remained productive while staying on the field. The league is reviewing Jones’ case to see if that streak will end, but there’s no set timeline for them to make a ruling about disciplinary action for the cornerback.

-- Vikings Name Kennedy Polamalu --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

TSN reports the Minnesota Vikings have named Kennedy Polamalu RBs coach.

-- Jerry Jones Mum on Tony Romo --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas cowboys GM Jerry Jones loves to talk about QB Tony Romo. So the Cowboys owner looked up during his postgame press conference as his soon-to-be former quarterback walked out of the locker room, knowing it was probably the last time he’d do so. “We just won’t address any of that until later on,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And I’m not going to quantify it in terms of days or weeks or whatever, but that will be in the future. . . . “That’s not for here. We’ll be talking and addressing those kinds of things as we move ahead here over the next weeks and months.” Once the Cowboys cast their lot with rookie QB Dak Prescott this season and kept him in place when Romo’s back fracture healed, it set the stage for an inevitable trade or release. And even falling behind 21-3 against the Packers never made it cross Jones’ mind to go to the 36-year-old on the bench. “No, I didn’t think about that,” Jones said.

-- Jason Witten Knows the End is Faily Near --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports when a reporter mentioned to the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten last night that he had never been to the conference title game, Witten turned philosophical for a moment. “Yeah, I’m well aware of that,” Witten said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously that’s something I realize, regardless of how many catches you have or any of that stuff, your legacy will be remembered as how you play in these certain situations in the playoffs, and that’s tough. It’s tough for me to swallow that. It’s not about any one individual. I’m proud of this team. I really have my whole career I’ve tried to work really hard to not make it about me, and that’s why there’s emotion that goes along with this. “I’m in my 14th year, and you know there’s a shelf life for everybody. You put everything you have into it, and when you come up short it’s tough. It’s not about a paycheck. It’s about an opportunity to compete and lead and win and play in these types of games. This team had a special feel all the way through, and to come up short like that for me is hard.” Witten has one more year on his contract, and 14 glorious years behind him, so he’s clearly getting closer to the end than the beginning. But he’s also still contributing at a high level, with six catches for 59 yards in yesterday’s loss to the Packers, including his first playoff touchdown. So there’s no reason to think he’s ready to walk away.

-- Rams Could Improve Front Office --
Mon Jan 16, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports a source with knowledge of the situation says the Los Angeles Rams will look at ways to improve their front office. While searching for their latest coach, the Rams obtained feedback from various persons. They will study how to implement the changes. Don’t be surprised if they add to the front office, supplementing GM Les Snead, possibly with someone who would occupy a higher position on the organizational chart.


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