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-- Peyton Manning Officially Playing in 2015 --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Denver Broncos official website reports QB Peyton Manning is officially returning to the Broncos in 2015.


-- Saints Release Pierre Thomas --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released veteran RB Pierre Thomas.


-- Bills Set to Acquire LeSean McCoy --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source said. In return, the Bills will send LB Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.


-- 2015 Combine: Winners & Losers --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 Premium package subscribers take note. FFMastermind.com senior fantasy writer John Holler dug deep into the 2015 Rookie Combine Results and offers his 2015 Combine: Winners & Losers from this critical event. Holler goes into details on 21 prospects that either helped their rookie stock or hurt it. Log into your premium account to check out all the details...


-- Andre Johnson's Career as a Texan All But Over --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Houston Chronicle reports WR Andre Johnson’s exit from the Texans after 12 seasons that established him as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame could lead him to his first Super Bowl. The Texans gave Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, permission to seek a trade for one of the greatest receivers in history. If a trade can’t be worked out, Johnson will be placed on waivers, making him an unrestricted free agent. If money isn’t an issue, Johnson might be able to sign with a perennial Super Bowl contender like New England, Seattle, Baltimore or Denver, where former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is in his first season as the Broncos’ head coach. Johnson played his greatest seasons in his eight years with Kubiak. Johnson is leaving Houston the same way he came to town –- in a first-class manner. He sent out a message on his Instagram account on Monday night that read, “Thank you Houston for a wonderful 12 years. And a special thanks to all the fans who have supported me throughout my career.” Fans are going to miss the familiar No. 80, who always represented the organization and the city in the best possible fashion.


-- Free Agency 2015: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! --
Mon Feb 9, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- FFMastermind.com Finishes 15th in 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event --
Sun Dec 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com (Doomsday Blasters) led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar finished 15th overall out of 1,344 teams in the 2014 FFPC High Stakes Main Event this past week. The winner of this prestigious event wins $300K. FFMastermind.com won $7,500 with the Doomsday Blasters, a team that consisted of QB Matt Ryan, RB Jamaal Charles, RB Eddie Lacy, RB Fred Jackson, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Odell Beckham, WR Roddy White, WR Golden Tate, WR Mike Evans, TE Greg Olsen, TE Jason Witten, PK Mason Crosby, the GB and DET defenses.


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Two More Experts League Titles! --
Sat Dec 27, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger won their second HAFAX Experts League title this past week. HAFAX is a 16-team Dynasty, Auction, IDP league, one of the oldest of it's kind online. This is FFMastermind.com's second Title since 2010. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down another The Huddle (SOFA) Expert 12 league Title. This league is run by theHuddle.com, and has been around since 1998, when Nazarek took home the very first title. In addition, Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek and Steve Yerger finished second in the 2014 The Huddle Expert IDP league. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 10 of the past 11 years!


 

Last Updated:  Thu Mar 5, 2015, 5:40 PM


-- Aldon Smith Restructures --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers LB Aldon Smith has agreed to a restructured contract. ESPN's Adam Schefter adds Smith converted $9.75 million in guaranteed money due next week into bonuses paid throughout the year, according to a NFL source.

-- Panthers Extend Greg Olsen --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers on Thursday signed Pro Bowl TE Greg Olsen to a three-year extension worth $22.5 million. The extension includes a $12 million signing bonus with an average annual salary of $7.5 million, according to Olsen's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. He is entering the final year of a five-year deal with Carolina with a 2015 salary-cap figure of $7.8 million. The new deal runs through the 2018 season.

-- D.J. Swearinger Under Police Investigation --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports authorities say Houston Texans S D.J. Swearinger drove off from a business without paying for nearly $20,000 worth of customization work on his truck, though it could simply be a "misunderstanding." Harris County sheriff's deputies were called to Espi Motor Sports on Monday night after Swearinger left when the business didn't provide an itemized list of the auto detailing services, sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Thursday. Gilliland said prosecutors are investigating the case of theft of service, but the situation looks like it's "going to be a misunderstanding."

-- 49ers Sign Jerome Simpson --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent veteran WR Jerome Simpson to a two-year contract.

-- Broncos Re-Sign Aaron Brewer --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports the Broncos have re-signed LS Aaron Brewer to a four-year, $4 million contract.

-- Chiefs Release Joe Mays --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran LB Joe Mays.

-- FFMastermind.com Subscribers Win Thousands! --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Colts Re-Sign Three --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agents RB Dan Herron, LB Cam Johnson and LB Daniel Adongo.

-- Percy Harvin Watch --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Jets WR Percy Harvin is expected to be released unless he agrees to a pay cut.

-- Bills Re-Sign Three --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR 550 reports the Buffalo Bills have re-signed exclusive-rights free -gents WR Chris Hogan, WR Justin Brown and DT Corbin Bryant.

-- Falcons Re-Sign Charles Godfrey --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons have re-signed S Charles Godfrey to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

-- Bengals Re-Sign Rey Maualuga --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports the Bengals have re-signed LB Rey Maualuga to a three-year contract.

-- Carson Palmer Restructures - Rehab Update --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports there is no question in QB Carson Palmer's (torn ACL) mind he will be ready for the start of training camp. And no question he will be ready to lead the Cardinals behind center for 2015. “I started being able to sweat and work out again and really feel like I was training for football as opposed to just doing leg extensions and calf raises and things that feel monotonous or silly at the time,” Palmer said Thursday when talking about his rehab. “The last month or so has been fun again.” Palmer is running and cutting. He throws five days a week. The shoulder that troubled him early in the 2015 season has been fine, he said. He still has a plan to take part in at least some of the Cardinals’ offseason work, whether it be organized team activities or the mandatory minicamp in mid-June. In addition, Palmer said he restructured his contract about a month ago to help the Cardinals' salary cap situation.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign Two --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers have re-signed CB Mike Jenkins and SS Bradley McDougald.

-- Greg Hardy Watch --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports the NFL has indicated that it hopes to resolve DE Greg Hardy's status by the start of free agency next Tuesday.

-- 2015 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- MJD Retires --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew reports via his Twitter page that he is retiring from the NFL.

-- No Charges Against Ray McDonald --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent DE Ray McDonald will not face charges after being accused of sexual assault in December.

-- 49ers Host Jerome Simpson --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports free-agent WR Jerome Simpson visited with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

-- Dolphins Re-Sign Jason Fox --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Miami Dolphins have re-signed veteran OT Jason Fox two-year $2.5 million contract.

-- Larry Donnell Unhurt After Plane Slides Off Runway --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New York Giants TE Larry Donnell was a passenger on Delta Airlines Flight 1086, which slid off a runway and through a fence in wintry conditions at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday morning. However, Donnell was unharmed, the player’s agent told the New York Daily News. The newspaper reported Donnell was returning to New York from Atlanta, where the fight originated, to sign his exclusive-rights contract with the Giants.

-- Dominique Easley Rehab Update --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Globe reports Patriots DL Dominique Easley (knee) won’t need surgery to repair his knee this offseason. That leaves him on track to take part in OTAs this spring.

-- Peyton Manning Officially Playing in 2015 --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Denver Broncos official website reports QB Peyton Manning is officially returning to the Broncos in 2015.

-- Troy Polamalu Mulling Future --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have already started thinking about S Troy Polamalu’s retirement, but Polamalu himself hasn’t quite gotten there. According to his agent, the veteran safety is up in the air about his future. “Troy is still determining whether he wants to retire or try and play in 2015,” agent Marvin Demoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We will make a decision fairly soon, but [it is] not imminent.”

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Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Antrell Rolle Watch --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports impending free-agent S Antrell Rolle has denied that talks with the Giants have gone badly because there haven’t been any talks at all. “All of these allegations regarding my contract negotiations are entirely false. I haven’t had discussions with any teams including NYG,” Rolle wrote on Twitter. “This is a business and I will approach it just as that. I plan to let everything run its course. So once again the allegations are false!!! No numbers have been discussed at all and neither have I put a price on myself. … Like I said no talks have happened with any team.”

-- Saints Restructure Jairus Byrd --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have clear $4.8 million of salary cap space by converting S Jairus Byrd's $6 million roster bonus to a signing bonus. His cap number drops from $10.3 million to $5.5 million.

-- Titans to Host Harry Douglas --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent WR Harry Douglas will meet with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.

-- What Shane Vereen Wants --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports free-agent RB Shane Vereen is seeking $a contract worth 3.5 million per season. The Patriots want no part of him for that cost.

-- Seahawks Hosting Cary Williams --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports free-agent CB Cary Williams is visiting with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.

-- Buccaneers to Host Trent Cole --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Trent Cole will visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

-- Bears Shopping Brandon Marshall --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears declined to commit to WR Brandon Marshall when asked about the veteran wide receiver last month and now the team is exploring trade options five days before the start of the new league year. One NFL source said the Bears are shopping Marshall with the idea of moving him. Another source said his belief is the team is taking calls in regard to Marshall. Trades cannot be finalized until 3 p.m. Tuesday. The key date to keep in mind with Marshall is Thursday, March 12. That is when his base salary of $7.5 million for 2015 becomes fully guaranteed. It’s not known what the Bears are seeking in exchange for Marshall, who will turn 31 at the end of the month, but it’s almost certainly less than the two third-round draft picks they sent to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for him in March 2012. One source said the Bears potentially could move him for a mid-round pick. It’s unknown if the team would consider releasing Marshall instead of locking into the contract for the coming season.

-- Chiefs Shopping Dwayne Bowe --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports one player not yet on the free agent market is Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe. The expectation is that he will be, unless the Chiefs can trade him.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --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!

-- Texans Hosting Brian Hartline --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent WR Brian Hartline is visiting with the Houston Texans today.

-- Packers Balk At Paying Randall Cobb What He Wants --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports a league source says the Green Bay Packers have balked at paying impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb a contract averaging $10 million per season. He'll hit free agency. There are signs that the Raiders will pay what he wants.

-- Mike Adams Sues Three Men --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports Pittsburgh Steelers OL Mike Adams has sued three men who were acquitted of criminal charges that they attacked him outside a sandwich shop in June 2013. Adams' lawsuit filed Wednesday claims that Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay tried to steal his vehicle about 3 a.m. and that Whitlock stabbed him after Means pulled a gun. The men were acquitted of aggravated assault and attempted homicide charges last April, after they claimed that Adams made up the carjacking story after scuffling with the men while drunk. Means and Paranay have already sued Adams alleging they were wrongly prosecuted because of his claims. Means' lawyer says he believes that Adams' suit was filed as a way for the player to defend himself against their civil lawsuits.

-- Patriots Decline Option on Vince Wilfork Making Him a Free Agent --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports veteran DT Vince Wilfork tweeted Thursday that the New England Patriots have informed him they will not pick up the option in his contract, thus making him a free agent when the new league year begins Tuesday. The news was expected, as Wilfork, 33, was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 10. Had the Patriots picked that up, Wilfork also would have earned a $3 million base salary and counted $8.9 million against the salary cap. The Patriots create $8.06 million in salary-cap space with the move. Wilfork and the Patriots could still reach a new agreement to extend Wilfork's career in New England, where he's played since the club selected him in the first round of the 2004 draft. Wilfork lauded Patriots HC Bill Belichick on Twitter, calling him "the greatest head coach ever" and saying he plans to play in 2015. "Can I still play football? Hell yea! Do I still love football? Hell yea!" he wrote, citing that he has suffered just "one major injury" in his career and has "lots of gas still left in the tank."

-- 49ers Sign Darnell Dockett --
Thu Mar 5, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent DE Darnell Dockett will stay in the NFC West next season, signing with the San Francisco 49ers. Dockett signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the 49ers, with $4 million being paid in the first season and $2 million guaranteed, a league source said.

-- Cecil Shorts Watch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports veteran WR Cecil Shorts is slated to hit the free-agent market on Tuesday, meaning he'll finally have some more control over whether he plays for a competitive team. So far, Shorts and the Jags have been unable to strike a deal. The team wants him back and Shorts believes GM Dave Caldwell and HC Gus Bradley are building the kind of team that won't have to watch the playoffs from home, as Jacksonville has done for each of the past seven seasons. But Shorts is intent on finding the right combination of financial security and competitive football, so chances are he will reach free agency and see what's available. So what's he seeking? "Uh, winning. I just care about winning, man," he said with a laugh. "When it comes down to it, I'm kind of fed up with this losing stuff. I'd do anything I can to help this team win. But you're going to get a reliable guy. I'm not going to be any trouble during the season or the offseason. Just a reliable guy that's going to be there and show up on Sunday." Money is also a factor, of course. The market has become logged with veteran receivers cut recently, but Shorts is hopeful teams will value his potential. Each year, there's a heavy focus on the established big names available -- the DT Ndamukong Suhs and WR Randall Cobbs of the world -- but there are often some interesting mid-range free agents with upside who net solid deals for teams that believe they haven't yet reached the peak of their careers.

-- LeSean McCoy Now Ready to Move On --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports RB LeSean McCoy was apparently "ready to move on" a day after he was informed that the Eagles planned to trade him to the Buffalo Bills, a source close to the running back said Wednesday.

-- Seahawks Eyeing Tramon Williams --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Seattle Seahawks will make a play to sign free-agent CB Tramon Williams when the market opens.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Jets Sign Ronald Talley --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports the New York Jets have signed free-agent DE Ronald Talley.

-- No Immediate Resolution for Greg Hardy --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy left Wednesday's meeting with NFL officials in New York City with no resolution to his situation, according to a report on NFL.com. Hardy and league officials met to discuss his domestic violence case and when the 2013 Pro Bowl selection might be reinstated from the commissioner's exempt list, where he has been since mid-September while waiting for his case to be resolved. The charges were dropped on February 9 because ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder refused to cooperate with the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, district attorney's office after reaching a financial settlement with Hardy. Hardy, set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10, is seeking immediate reinstatement. The NFL is trying to determine if Hardy should be suspended for violating its personal conduct policy. The league opened its own investigation after the charges were dropped. It has uncovered enough evidence so far to warrant suspension, a league source said. One point of Wednesday's meeting was to get Hardy to turn over evidence from his July 15 bench trial in which a Mecklenburg County Judge found him guilty of assaulting and threatening to kill Holder. That verdict was set aside when Hardy requested the jury trial that never occurred because the charges were dropped. According to a report on NFL.com, Hardy turned over documents from his case.

-- A.P. Speaks, But Doesn't Say Much --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman spent more than four hours at RB Adrian Peterson's home outside Houston on Wednesday afternoon, meeting with the 2012 NFL MVP to discuss his feelings about returning to the Vikings next season. When contacted shortly after the meeting, Peterson said it went well but added that he wished to keep the details private. "I appreciate Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today. We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content," Peterson said in a statement released to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

-- Cowboys Sign Keith Rivers --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent LB Keith Rivers to a one-year contract.

-- Patriots Sign One --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have signed LS Tyler Ott.

-- 49ers Shopping Michael Wilhoite --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers have placed LB Michael Wilhoite on the trading block.

-- Victor Cruz Rehab Update --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) detailed the level of activity he can do with his rehab, and hinted that he is getting close to doing some running on a field. "The injury's going well, the rehab's going very, very well," Cruz said. "I'm a little more than halfway there, we're building the strength back in my leg. The rehab's been hard, it's been difficult, it's been long, it's been grueling, but I've been going through it, man, and it's definitely paying off now. The strength is coming back slowly but surely. "I started running on this cool machine called the Alter-G, where it lets you run with a certain percentage of your body weight. And I just started doing that yesterday so it's only a matter of time before I get out there on that field, so I'm excited about that." Cruz indicated that the toughest aspect of his rehab is more mental than physical, the constant reminder that every day of rehab represents a baby step towards progress. In a sense, Cruz is re-learning from scratch the physical activities that are second nature to a professional wide receiver: such as running on flat ground. As for when he'll be back running and cutting in pads, Cruz has the start of training camp in his crosshairs, but said that he should be feeling close to 100 percent well before the start date. His goal is to be ready to shake off the rust in the months leading up to training camp and be ready to go full throttle when practices start.

-- Jets to Host Chris Canty --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RavenInsider reports free-agent DE Chris Canty will visit with the New York Jets this weekend.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --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!

-- Redskins Re-Sign Duke Ihenacho --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Washington Redskins have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent S Duke Ihenacho to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

-- Giants Re-Sign Larry Donnell --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN reports the New York Giants have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent TE Larry Donnell to a one-year, $585,000 contract.

-- Saints Release Pierre Thomas --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released veteran RB Pierre Thomas.

-- Peyton Manning on Verge of Officially Accepting a Pay Cut --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports QB Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are near agreement on a new contract for the 2015 season in which the five-time NFL MVP will take a $4 million pay-cut to provide more cash for the team to do business on the free agent market, which opens with the new league year on March 10. Manning will make $15 million in base salary in 2015, league and team sources said, down from the $19 million he was scheduled to earn. The contract is not final until Manning passes a physical exam, which he is expected to take within 24 hours, sources said. Other minor details on the contract also are being finalized, a team source said.

-- Saints Shopping Curtis Lofton --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New Orleans Saints are shopping LB Curtis Lofton, who had 144 tackles in 2014 and has played in 16 games every year of his career.

-- Texans Release Chris Myers --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have released veteran C Chris Myers.

-- Redskins to Host Tyvon Branch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports free-agent S Tyvon Branch will visit with the Washington Redskins on Thursday.

-- Vikings Set to Trade Matt Cassel to Bills --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for QB Matt Cassel. The Bills will send multiple undisclosed draft choices to Minnesota, while the Vikings will send an undisclosed draft choice to the Bills with Cassel, the teams announced. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Cassel, 32, is expected to compete with QB E.J. Manuel to become the Bills' starter at quarterback this season.

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Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bills Set to Acquire Matt Cassel --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for QB Matt Cassel. The Bills will send multiple undisclosed draft choices to Minnesota, while the Vikings will send an undisclosed draft choice to the Bills with Cassel, the teams announced. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Cassel, 32, is expected to compete with QB E.J. Manuel to become the Bills' starter at quarterback this season.

-- Letroy Guion Avoids Jail Time, But... --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers DT Letroy Guion has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement, which will result in probation, stemming from his arrest for felony marijuana and firearm possession last month, according to a source familiar with the case. The deferred prosecution agreement will be signed in the next couple of weeks, the source said. Guion will avoid serving any jail time but still could face discipline from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell under the league's personal conduct policy. The 27-year-old Guion will be a free agent next week.

-- Darnell Dockett Set to Decide Today --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent DT Darnell Dockett is expected to decide today between 49ers and Cardinals, though the Rams and Seahawks are also interested.

-- Eagles Eyeing Mark Ingram? --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

WWL TV reports there are rumblings that the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in impending free-agent Mark Ingram.

-- Andre Johnson's Agent Asks for His Release --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports WR Andre Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, says that he has asked the Houston Texans to release Johnson after Johnson was told he must take a reduced role with the team this coming season.

-- Randall Cobb Watch: Packers Appear Unwilling to Break the Bank for Him --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports according to sources, agent Jimmy Sexton has been told by the Packers they'll sign impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb to a five-year contract averaging in the $8 million to $9 million range. Sexton basically has told the team he's confident more lucrative offers await come Saturday. "Sexton does a good job for his players," an executive in personnel for an NFL team said. "He measures the market well and knows how to create a market for his clients as well. "For Randall, it's perfectly timed. He had a very good season. Making it tougher for the Packers is the franchise tags that were used at the position." Jacksonville is expected to be all over Cobb. The Jaguars are $69.3 million beneath the top-51 salary cap, giving them the most room of any team. They need a dynamic threat inside for young QB Blake Bortles, and HC Gus Bradley also is represented by Sexton. So was DE Red Bryant, a run-stopping presence of interest to the Packers last March who signed with Jacksonville. Oakland, with the second-most top-51 cap space at $56.6 million, also is ready to enter the Cobb sweepstakes, according to sources. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie helped draft Cobb for Green Bay in the second round four years ago and wants to reunite him with steady WR James Jones. Kansas City is over the cap, but another ex-Packers personnel director, GM John Dorsey, is prepared to create space and might attempt to make a run at Cobb as well.

-- Colts to Host Tyvon Branch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent S Tyvon Branch will visit with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.

-- Troy Polamalu Watch --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are hoping SS Troy Polamalu retires so they won't have to release him.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Bears to Host Brian Hartline --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent WR Brian Hartline is set to visit with the Chicago Bears this week.

-- Chargers to Host Jacoby Jones --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports free-agent WR Jacoby Jones will visit with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday night.

-- Source: LeSean McCoy Not Happy About Potential Trade --
Wed Mar 4, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports a source close to RB LeSean McCoy commented on how the Eagles tailback feels about news of an agreement to trade McCoy to Buffalo: "He’s a Pennsylvania kid. He’s never played football outside of Pennsylvania—high school, college, pro. So of course he's not happy. Sounds like it’s pretty final to me unless LeSean is refusing to go to Buffalo." On whether the source believes McCoy will make a trade to Buffalo difficult, in light of McCoy’s initial reaction to the news: "It'll be interesting to see how this process plays itself out because he's an interesting individual. In your mind, when you think of Buffalo you think of cold and losing games. It’s not like it’s the Philadelphia market where you’re always on t.v. and you’re playing for like the division title or that type of thing... It was unexpected. I'll tell you that much.” The source on how McCoy is feeling at the moment: Honestly, he's frustrated... It's alright. It's the league. I told him that. I guess he just never experienced that, but he was like 'why me.'" The source said he thinks McCoy is "not going to make it easy, that's for sure."

-- Zimmer & Spielman Will Fly to Houston to Meet with A.P. --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports Minnesota Vikings HC Mike Zimmer is finally going to get a chance to make his pitch to RB Adrian Peterson in person. Zimmer is scheduled to fly to Houston for a Wednesday meeting with Peterson to discuss the embattled superstar's future with the team, two people with knowledge of the plan said. Vikings GM Rick Spielman also is expected to make the trip, said one of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the fluidity of the situation.

-- Saints to Host Kendall Langford --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports former Rams DT Kendall Langford will visit with the New Orleans Saints this week.

-- Jets to Host Kendall Langford --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports former Rams DT Kendall Langford will visit with the New York Jets this week.

-- 49ers to Host Ted Ginn --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent WR Ted Ginn will visit with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

-- Titans Host Ted Ginn --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports free-agent WR Ted Ginn visited with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.

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Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Colts Extend Matt Overton --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed LS Matt Overton to a four-year contract extension through 2018.

-- Greg Hardy Watch --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Charlotte Observer reports free-agent DE Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials on Wednesday.

-- Eagles Set to Acquire Kiko Alonso --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source said. In return, the Bills will send LB Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.

-- Bills Set to Acquire LeSean McCoy --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source said. In return, the Bills will send LB Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. McCoy's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, took to Twitter to say the deal has not yet been finalized.

-- Raiders Officially Release Tyvon Branch --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Oakland Raiders have officially released S Tyvon Branch.

-- Ravens Ask Lardarius Webb to Accept a Pay Cut --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Baltimore Ravens have asked CB Lardarius Webb to accept a pay cut. Webb is set to make $8 million in the 4th year of a six-year contract he signed with the team in 2012. He carries a $12 million cap charge fro 2015.

-- Eagles Release Trent Cole --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran LB Trent Cole.

-- Giants Eyeing Ndamukong Suh --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Giants may consider making a run at impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

-- 2015 Combine: Winners & Losers --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Texans Bungle Another Andre Johnson Issue --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans HC Bill O'Brien sat WR Andre Johnson down last Thursday and delivered some interesting news. O'Brien told Johnson, the franchise's most accomplished offensive player, a man who has averaged 84 receptions per season, including a team-high 85 last year, that the Texans anticipated he would catch around 40 passes next season. "I just laughed," Johnson said on Monday night. "They gave me my role, and I just laughed at them. How do you tell a guy who is used to catching 80 balls a year that he was going to catch 40?" O'Brien told Johnson he wasn't even likely to be a starter next season, definitely not for all of the games. Johnson didn't laugh out loud this time. Maybe that wasn't a punch line but an abracadabra. Because keeping Johnson on next year's team and finding a way for him not to start would be a magnificent trick, considering that behind Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans had arguably the worst pass-catching wideouts in the NFL last season. Bottom Line: The Texans bungled this move, and seem set to make their roster worse before making it better.

-- Panthers Re-Sign Colin Cole --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers reached a one-year deal with veteran DT Colin Cole on Tuesday. The deal is worth $1.05 million with an $80,000 signing bonus, sources said. Cole's salary-cap number will be $665,000 because he accepted a deal at the veteran minimum salary benefit. "I'll be 35 in June. I'm excited and blessed to have another opportunity to play this game,'' Cole said. "I hope I can help this team move forward and get back to the Super Bowl.''

-- DeMarco Murray Could Return to Cowboys If... --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray would likely return to the Dallas Cowboys if the offer the team makes to him is equal or similar financially to those he receives from other teams as an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder on Tuesday. With quality teams potentially looking for a starting running back, Murray is expecting a "vigorous" free-agent market, even though that has not recently been the case for running backs. The 27-year-old Murray made $1.4 million last season, which ranked 23rd among running backs. RB Adrian Peterson is the highest-paid running back at $12.75 million.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Cole Beasley --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed WR Cole Beasley, who was set to be a restricted free agent. He agreed to a four-year deal worth roughly $14 million and $7 million guaranteed, according to a source.

-- Falcons Re-Sign Nathan Stupar --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons have re-signed LB Nathan Stupar to one-year, $585,000 contract.

-- 2015 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Eagles Release Cary Williams --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran CB Cary Williams.

-- Jairus Byrd Rehab Update --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports New Orleans Saints S Jairus Byrd (knee) is a few weeks away from being at full strength after a season-ending meniscus tear in his knee, according to HC Sean Payton. "He's doing well," Payton said. "His rehab is on schedule. He'll be cleared for minicamp. We're looking at about 2 or 3 weeks from him being 100 percent."

-- Patriots Name Ray Ventrone --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New England Patriots have named Ray Ventrone Assistant Special Teams Coach.

-- Ray Rice Paid Even More Money --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens paid what amounts to 44.9 percent of the $3.529 million RB Ray Rice sought from the team. The argument was the Rice had already been disciplined by the NFL, and that any additional discipline from the Ravens violated the terms of the labor deal. The Ravens will now absorb a cap charge of $1.588 million; they’d been holding $1.44 million under Rice’s name.

-- Darnell Dockett Turned Down a $2.5 Million Minimum Offer --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals would like DT Darnell Dockett back but not at the $6.55 million salary he was due to make in the last year of a contract signed in 2010. The Cardinals are believed to have offered a one-year deal worth a minimum of $2.5 million. Dockett could make up to about $4 million through playing-time and production incentives. The Cardinals are gambling that Dockett won't receive a better offer. By releasing Dockett, the Cardinals freed $6.8 million of salary cap space, putting them about $15 million under the cap with the start of free agency a week away.

-- Cory Redding May Retire --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports free-agent DL Cory Redding is considering retirement.

-- Browns Hosting Brian Hartline --
Tue Mar 3, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent WR Brian Hartline is visiting with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.

-- 49ers Sign One --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed RB/KR Jarryd Hayne.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Andre Johnson's Career as a Texan All But Over --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The Houston Chronicle reports WR Andre Johnson’s exit from the Texans after 12 seasons that established him as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame could lead him to his first Super Bowl. The Texans gave Johnson’s agent, Kennard McGuire, permission to seek a trade for one of the greatest receivers in history. If a trade can’t be worked out, Johnson will be placed on waivers, making him an unrestricted free agent. If money isn’t an issue, Johnson might be able to sign with a perennial Super Bowl contender like New England, Seattle, Baltimore or Denver, where former Texans HC Gary Kubiak is in his first season as the Broncos’ head coach. Johnson played his greatest seasons in his eight years with Kubiak. Johnson is leaving Houston the same way he came to town –- in a first-class manner. He sent out a message on his Instagram account on Monday night that read, “Thank you Houston for a wonderful 12 years. And a special thanks to all the fans who have supported me throughout my career.” Fans are going to miss the familiar No. 80, who always represented the organization and the city in the best possible fashion.

-- Titans Release Bernard Pollard --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have released veteran SS Bernard Pollard.

-- Steelers Release Lance Moore --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran WR Lance Moore.

-- Giants Release One --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Giants have released C J.D. Walton.

-- Lions Re-Sign Dan Orlovsky --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a one-year contract.

-- Buccaneers Re-Sign One --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent LB Danny Lansanah.

-- Eagles Sign Brad Jones --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles have signed free-agent LB Brad Jones to a two-year contract.

-- 49ers to Host Darnell Dockett --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free-agent DT Darnell Dockett has scheduled a visit beginning tonight with the San Francisco 49ers.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Dolphins Transition Tag Charles Clay --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Miami Dolphins have placed the transition tag on TE Charles Clay, according to a league source. The tight end transition tag is $7.071 million.

-- Dolphins Release Nate Garner --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Miami Dolphins have released OL Nate Garner.

-- Patriots Franchise Stephen Gostkowski --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the New England Patriots have franchise tagged PK Stephen Gostkowski.

-- Lions Re-Sign Darryl Tapp --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions have re-signed DE Darryl Tapp to a one-year, $870K contract, with a $80K signing bonus.

-- Giants Franchise JPP --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Giants have franchise tagged DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

-- Dolphins Release Cortland Finnegan --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have released veteran CB Cortland Finnegan, saving the team $5.475 million this year.

-- Josh McCown Expects to Start for Browns --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns last week signed QB Josh McCown to a three-year deal worth $14 million, including $6.25 million guaranteed and $6 million in incentives, which is better than typical backup money. "That's my expectation right now," McCown told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" on Monday about his goal to start for the Browns. "We'll see, as things unfold, what their plan is, but that's my expectation. I'm going to compete as such to do that."

-- Vikings Talking to A.P. --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have wasted little time taking advantage of the fact they're able to communicate with RB Adrian Peterson again. Peterson, who was placed back on the commissioner's exempt list last Thursday after federal judge David Doty ordered the NFL to vacate his suspension, can once again talk directly with the Vikings. Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Monday that the team has had "open dialogue" with Peterson since Thursday. Spielman would not elaborate on the Vikings' conversations with Peterson, but said again the team wants him back next season. "We are able to have communication now with Adrian," Spielman said. "We'll keep all those communications internal. I think it's been very clearly stated we want Adrian Peterson back. He's a unique talent, and he's under contract with us."

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Cowboys Franchise Dez Bryant --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have franchise tagged WR Dez Bryant.

-- Broncos Franchise Demaryius Thomas --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Denver Broncso have franchise tagged WR Demaryius Thyomas.

-- Brian Orakpo Watch --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports impending free-agent LB Brian Orakpo will not be franchised by the Redskins, but sources say both sides are working on a new deal before free agency.

-- Brad Jones Touring --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports free-agent LB Brad Jones recently visited with the Tennessee Titans and is scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Other teams have also shown interest in Jones, who was released by the Packers in February.

-- Ravens Release Victor Hampton --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Ravens official website reports the Ravens have released CB Victor Hampton, who was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving while impaired.

-- 2015 Salary Cap Announced --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports NFL teams were informed today the salary cap will officially be $143.28 million, according to a source.

-- Buccaneers Shopping Anthony Collins --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shopping OT Anthony Collins. If they can't trade him, they will release him.

-- Dwight Freeney Watch --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers seven-time Pro Bowler LB Dwight Freeney has decided to play a 14th NFL season. Whether he returns to San Diego or pursues an opportunity elsewhere remains to be seen. Scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next week, he is in no hurry to decide.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Patriots Appear More Likely to Franchise Stephen Gostkowski Than Devin McCourty --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports if the New England Patriots use the franchise tag before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, there is a greater likelihood it will be assigned to PK Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty, according to multiple sources involved in discussions with those involved. Gostkowski's tag projects to be closer to $4.5 million, while McCourty's would be approximately $9.5 million.

-- Chad Greenway Watch --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings want LB Chad Greenway to play his 10th season with the team. Greenway, who is slated to make $7 million this season, took a pay cut last year and would probably take another in 2015 to stay here. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10th [when free agents can be signed], but we’d love to have LB Chad Greenway back and finish [his career] as a Minnesota Viking,” GM Rick Spielman said.

-- Eagles Working to Restructure Trent Cole --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports the Eagles would like to create more salary cap room by addressing LB Trent Cole’s contract. The two sides have been discussing a reworked contract that would slash Cole’s current cap figure of $11.6 million.

-- Lions Hosting Kendall Langford --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports former Rams DT Kendall Langford is paying a free-agent visit to Detroit today.

-- Bengals Hosting Jacoby Jones --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports free-agent WR Jacoby Jones is visiting with the Cincinnati Bengals today.

-- Sources: Eagles Have Not Asked LeSean McCoy to Accept a Pay Cut --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports contrary to an earlier story, the Eagles have not approached RB LeSean McCoy about restructuring his contract, two sources close to the situation said.

-- Lions Will Not Franchise Ndamukong Suh --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have decided against using the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh. Suh was one of the more intriguing options for the tag, because doing so would have meant spending close to $26.9 million to tie him up for the 2015 season with no guarantee of a long-term deal.

-- Jarrett Bush Arrested, Then Released Without Charges --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Green Bay Packers veteran CB Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday morning for misdemeanor public intoxication and later released with no charges being filed in Vacaville, California. According to the police report obtained Bush was detained and later released following an incident at Evelyn's Big Italian Restaurant in the downtown area of Vacaville. The report said there was a fight outside the restaurant and, when officers arrived, they found a large gathering of people outside and asked those gathered to leave. However, officers said Bush "refused to leave and continued to create a disturbance, and as a result was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication." The report said Bush was cooperative with officer after being detained. The 30-year-old Bush was booked into Solano County Jail at 3:21 a.m., according to the jail log.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Chiefs Franchise Justin Houston --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Kansas City Chiefs placed their franchise tag on LB Justin Houston on Monday, a team source said. The amount of the franchise tender for linebackers hasn't been set by the NFL, but it is expected to be about $13 million for the 2015 season. The Chiefs and Houston have until July 15 to agree on a long-term contract. If they don't have a deal in place by then, they can't agree on one until after the 2015 regular season. NBC Sports adds Houston will not sign his tender immediately.

-- 49ers LB Rehab Update --
Mon Mar 2, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports both San Francisco 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) and LB Navorro Bowman (knee) are expected to be ready to go for the start of training camp.


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