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-- Bears Inform Matt Forte They Won't Re-Sign Him --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have informed free-agent RB Matt Forte they have no interest in re-signing him. "Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end," Forte said on Instagram. "I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history.”


-- 2016 NFL Team (Rookie) Needs! --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The annual matching of NFL teams with available talent has begun. Get the low down on the 2016 Team (Rookie) Needs for Every NFL Team, courtesy of senior fantasy writer John Holler, which is just one of the special premium off-season features of FFMastermind.com's 2016 Rookie Madness Information. Madness is a part of our 2016 Pro Bowl & Super Bowl Premium packages. 2016 Premium Package Subscribers can view this feature NOW by logging into their account. Stay Informed this year!


-- Preliminary Top 12 Fantasy Player Rankings for 2016 (PPR & Non-PPR) --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2016 Premium package subscribers take note. Looking for a head start on the 2016 fantasy season? FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek offers his Preliminary Top 12 Fantasy Player Rankings for 2016 (both PPR & Non-PPR leagues) for your viewing pleasure. Nazarek gives you analysis for each player ranked. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.


-- 2016 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Free Agency 2016: Teams Have a Lot of Work To Do --
Thu Feb 4, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com 2016 premium package subscribers take note. Senior fantasy writer John Holler releases his annual special look at Free Agency in 2016. Holler offers an experienced take on all 32 NFL teams with their key free agents. Which free agents will likely be re-signed and which are likely to move on? Log into your premium account to check out Holler's thoughts! Previous subscribers of FFMastermind.com can purchase a 2016 Pro Bowl or Super Bowl premium package to receive instant access to this comprehensive fantasy article by logging into their premium account and clicking the RENEW link. For everyone else, you will be able to order NEXT WEEK to get the inside scoop in 2016!


-- FFMastermind Wins $10,000 in the 2015 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
Tue Jan 5, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- FFMastermind.com Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Sun Jan 3, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek took down another The Huddle (SOFA) Expert 12 league Title, making it BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS! 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 (back-to-back second place finishes) in the 2015 The Huddle Expert IDP league. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 11 of the past 12 years!


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Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Lions Name Brian Callahan --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

FOX Sports reports the Detroit Lions have named Brian Callahan Quarterbacks Coach.

-- Percy Harvin Set to Become a Free Agent --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Buffalo Bills signed WR Percy Harvin to a three-year contract last offseason, although there never was much chance that he’d see the final two years of the deal. With base salaries of $9 million for 2016 and 2017, those years were tacked on to make his 2015 cap hit easier to swallow as the Bills had the ability to void the deal after paying $3 million in salary and a $3 million signing bonus in the first year. As WGR 550 points out, those years void on Friday at 4 p.m. and Harvin will become a free agent again on March 9.

-- Bears Inform Matt Forte They Won't Re-Sign Him --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have informed free-agent RB Matt Forte they have no interest in re-signing him. "Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end," Forte said on Instagram. "I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history.”

-- Buccaneers Want to Keep V-Jax & Mankins --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers want WR Vincent Jackson and OG Logan Mankins back. No question. Mankins, who turns 34 in March, is supposed to make a decision whether to retire or return within the next few weeks. Jackson plans to play in 2016, the final of a contract that includes a $9.8 million salary. Both players add incredible intangibles to the locker room. And Jackson can still play. Don't be fooled by his knee injuries last season. He took dangerous hits directly on the left knee, so the Bucs don't believe his production falloff was the result of an aging, 33-year-old player. All that said, don't assume Jackson, Mankins or other veterans under contract will each return under their current deals. They may, but it's not guaranteed. Players such as LB Bruce Carter ($4.25 million) and CB Alterraun Verner ($6.75 million) could also face adjustments, but there is no reason for those discussions now. The draft, ascending players and free agency could change that.

-- Mike Glennon Watch --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports QB Mike Glennon is in the final year of his contract and many speculate the Bucs will try to trade the back up quarterback. That won't happen, at least not for a midround pick. The Bucs value Glennon, who has 18 NFL starts, as a backup to QB Jameis Winston. In fact, an option the team might want to explore is signing Glennon to an extension with a considerable salary. Who knows how Glennon would react to this, knowing Winston is the franchise quarterback? But if Glennon could be guaranteed north of $7 million per year, in some ways having him locked up for multiple seasons might only enhance his trade value versus a team taking a one-year flier on him as a player to compete for a starting spot.

-- Doug Martin Will Test Free Agency --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports RB Doug Martin will make it to free agency and test the market. There is still time to strike a deal before the signing period begins March 9. Martin, 27, is hoping to hit the jackpot after becoming the NFL's second-leading rusher with 1,402 yards and six touchdowns last season. "We've had great discussions, and I think it's pretty mutual he'd like to be here and we'd like to have him," Licht said. "We'll have to see how it goes." But the two sides aren't really that close in reaching an agreement. There's no reason to think Martin shouldn't ask for RB DeMarco Murray money. The league's leading rusher in 2014 got $8 million per year from the Eagles to leave the Cowboys. Fortunately for the Bucs, there are options available in RB Lamar Miller and RB Chris Ivory. Miller is only 24 years old.

-- Packers Re-Sign Letroy Guion --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have re-signed DL Letroy Guion to a three-year, $11.25 million contract.

-- 2016 NFL Team (Rookie) Needs! --
Fri Feb 12, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The annual matching of NFL teams with available talent has begun. Get the low down on the 2016 Team (Rookie) Needs for Every NFL Team, courtesy of senior fantasy writer John Holler, which is just one of the special premium off-season features of FFMastermind.com's 2016 Rookie Madness Information. Madness is a part of our 2016 Pro Bowl & Super Bowl Premium packages. 2016 Premium Package Subscribers can view this feature NOW by logging into their account. Stay Informed this year!

-- LeSean McCoy Warrant Decison Coming Next Week --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

CSN Philly reports authorities in Philadelphia won't make a decision on issuing arrest warrants in the Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy assault case until next week.

-- Raiders to Play Home Game in Oakland in 2016 --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Oakland Raiders announced Thursday they have reached a one-year agreement to continue playing at O.co Coliseum for the 2016 season. In addition, the team has agreed to a pair of one-year options to play at the stadium during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. "It gives us an opportunity to work on a permanent facility here in Oakland," Raiders owner Mark Davis said. "It gives us some certainty for this season as well as flexibility for the next two seasons."

-- Raiders Re-Sign Nate Allen --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have re-signed veteran S Nate Allen.

-- C.J. Anderson Has Confidence --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson says he believes he can be a bell-cow back for the team if asked to be one. "Oh, I know that’s something I can do," Anderson said Thursday. "You know, we chose to go the two-back route. ... But I mean if they want me to touch the ball 25 times, 27 times, 28 times, either way, whether it’s all carries or carries and catches, I believe I can handle it always."

-- Vontaze Burfict's Appeal Denied --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today regarding Burfict's questionable hits and upcoming suspension. After the meeting, his appeal for a reduction in his suspension was denied. Burfict was suspended three games to start the 2016 season.

-- 2016 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our 2016 NFL Draft Central feature has debuted! This feature contains links to all our 2016 NFL Rookie Draft coverage. We begin the 2016 off-season with the first round order of the upcoming 2016 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 2016 Mock Rookie NFL Draft. Be sure to check out 2016 NFL Draft Central today!

-- Vontaze Burfict to Meet with Roger Goodell --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the next week regarding Burfict's questionable hits and upcoming suspension, a source says. The league is concerned about Burfict's behavior, which most recently included a hit to the head of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown last month in the wild-card round that resulted in a concussion for Brown and an unnecessary roughness penalty for Burfict. Brown missed the Steelers' following playoff game against the Denver Broncos, and Burfict was suspended three games to start the 2016 season. Burfict was fined $50,000 for a hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams in Week 17. In Week 8, Burfict drew ire after celebrating what turned out to be a season-ending hit on Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. That tackle precipitated generally chippy play in the two other meetings between the Bengals and Steelers last season. It was after the Week 14 meeting in Cincinnati that Burfict was fined for three incidents for a total amount that was just shy of $70,000. In January, a source said that Burfict had been looking to make a meeting with the commissioner in hopes of having his suspension reduced.

-- Giants Name Martin Mayhew --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports the New York Giants have named Martin Mayhew Director of Football Operations/Special Projects on Thursday. Mayhew "will work closely with assistant GM Kevin Abrams on all aspects of the salary cap, CBA compliance and player contract negotiations," according to a release, as well as "handle special projects as assigned by GM Jerry Reese."

-- LeSean McCoy Possible Warrant Watch --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports no decision on a possible arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is expected Thursday, a high-ranking Philadelphia police official said.

-- T.J. Jones Worked Hard to be Normal --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones struggled to catch passes a year ago at this time. After a lost rookie season in the NFL, he was still figuring out life after nerve issues affecting his hands. Training took a while. So did returning to any sort of comfort level actually catching passes from quarterbacks. Even as he went through training camp, made the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster and became active for games, the progress back from nerve damage was a long one. "To be honest, it’s been a very gradual progression," Jones said. "There was never really a time where I woke up and I was like, 'Wow, it feels great today.' It was, 'Oh, it feels a little bit better than last week.' Or 'it feels the same as last week' and then another week goes by and 'OK, it’s a little better than the last two weeks.' "It was really a week-to-week progression, and my catching in practice was a little awkward still at the beginning of the season. By the end of the season, I was able to work on it and really, not perfect, but progress through my nerve damage and not let it hassle me." He caught nine of his 10 receptions for 121 of his 132 yards during the final five games of the season. He moved up the depth chart and remained active ahead of WR Corey Fuller even when WR Lance Moore returned. The nerve damage subsided as well. Catching, finally, felt somewhat normal. So did Jones. "For as normal as I think I can be, I would say it’s back," Jones said. "But if we did a nerve test and they said it was a little off still, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Nowadays I just go out there. I’m healthy now and I can’t use it as an excuse."

-- Whisenhunt Praises Melvin Gordon --
Thu Feb 11, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Chargers new OC Ken Whisenhunt began studying RB Melvin Gordon last year in anticipation of the Tennessee Titans perhaps taking the Wisconsin running back 33rd in the 2015 draft. "He's a very talented young player," Whisenhunt said this week. "I certainly liked what I saw out of him." In the draft last April, Gordon went to the Chargers at No. 15. The next time Whisenhunt studied him was in recent weeks as San Diego's offensive coordinator reviewing Gordon's uneven rookie season. A revelation was Gordon's actions as a receiver who caught 33 of 37 passes in 14 NFL games. Working in a Wisconsin offense whose identity was ground and pound, Gordon seldom was targeted as a receiver, though he said he fared well running routes and catching passes in practices. Over his 45 career games, he had only 22 catches. The catches Gordon made as an NFL rookie caught Whisenhunt's eye. "I think one of the things that really impressed me the most, which you don't really get a sense for of him playing college football, is how good of a receiver he is coming out of the backfield. He made some really good plays in that area. When you have a quarterback like QB Philip Rivers who is so good about at being able to get the ball to the running backs -- we've all seen the production that RB Danny Woodhead has had over the ears, and some of the other backs -- you think if you can get him rolling in the run game, then some of the other elements that he can add will really be good for the offense," he said.

-- Texans Name Amy Palcic --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have promoted Amy Palcic to senior director of communications. Palcic, who was the team's director of corporate communications, will be the only woman in the NFL in charge of a communications department.

-- Ooops: Josh Morgan Shoots Himself; Faces Charges --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

TMZ.com reports free-agent WR Josh Morgan has been charged with reckless use of a firearm after accidentally shooting himself in Virginia on January 31st.

-- Preliminary Top 12 Fantasy Player Rankings for 2016 (PPR & Non-PPR) --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2016 Premium package subscribers take note. Looking for a head start on the 2016 fantasy season? FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek offers his Preliminary Top 12 Fantasy Player Rankings for 2016 (both PPR & Non-PPR leagues) for your viewing pleasure. Nazarek gives you analysis for each player ranked. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.

-- Andy Dalton Rehab Update --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Bengals official website reports if he wanted to, Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) says he can throw but he’s going to hold off for the time being. Which means if the Bengals made last Sunday’s Super Bowl, his broken throwing thumb may have healed in time to take on the Panthers. But any time before then probably would have been a close, dicey call. “Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it,” Dalton said in a text this week. “I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now. I have plenty of time now to get 100 percent.” The Super Bowl marked the eighth week since Dalton broke his right thumb and missed the Bengals’ last four games. He says he plans to attend Dr. Tom House’s quarterbacks camp at USC for the third straight offseason, but no dates have been set.

-- Saints Re-Sign Austin Johnson --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have re-signed exclusive-right free-agent FB Austin Johnson to a one-year contract.

-- Jon Beason Retires --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports before they could release him, New York Giants LB Jon Beason announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons.

-- Sources: Arrest Warrants to be Issued for LeSean McCoy --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ABC6 in Philadelphia reports sources say they expect arrest warrants to be issued today or Thursday for Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy, along with three others, in connection with the assault of two off-duty Philadelphia police officers. Police sources tell Action News that investigators have sent the results of their investigation to the District Attorney's Office and are recommending criminal charges, including aggravated assault. Sources also say that the officers involved will not face charges.

-- Armonty Bryant & De'Ante Saunders Facing Charges --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns LB Armonty Bryant faces two felony drug possession charges, and former DB De'Ante Saunders faces one charge of improperly handling weapons in a motor vehicle, according to the indictment made public Wednesday. The men are scheduled to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Feb 24.

-- Eagles Re-Sign Najee Goode --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed restricted free-agent LB Najee Goode to a one-year contract.

-- Saints Restructure Dannell Ellerbe --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have restructured LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract, per source, to keep him in New Orleans. He was scheduled to make $5.2 million this year. Details of the new deal aren't immediately known. The veteran showed promise in his first year with the Saints, but also battled injuries which limited him to six games.

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

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

-- Giants Release Three --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Giants have released veteran OG Geoff Schwartz, OT Will Beatty, and LB Jon Beason.

-- Jets Name Three --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the New York Jets have named David Diaz-Infante Assistant Offensive Line Coach, John Scott Jr. Assistant Defensive Line Coach, and Tim Atkins Defensive Quality Control Coach.

-- Mike Tolbert Wants to Stay in Carolina --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent FB Mike Tolbert said he wants a chance to return to the Carolina Panthers next season. “Do I want to be? Yeah. Do they want me is the question,” Tolbert said, via the Charlotte Observer. “I can’t sign a contract by myself. It remains to be seen.”

-- Chargers Name Two --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the San Diego Chargers have named Tommy Rees Offensive Assistant and Marquice Williams Special Teams Assistant.

-- Panthers Sign One --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent CB Ras-I Dowling.

-- Adios Mike Wallace? --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star-Tribune reports Vikings WR Mike Wallace is not expected to return to the team in 2016 at his current $11.5 million salary cap number.

-- Adios Chris Givens? --
Wed Feb 10, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are not expected to re-sign free-agent WR Chris Givens.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Stedman Bailey Wants to Return to the NFL --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Los Angeles Rams WR Stedman Bailey's recovery from the two gunshot wounds to the head he suffered in late November has been mostly tracked via social media. Bailey has taken to Twitter and Instagram to post updates on moving around the hospital, being released from a recovery center and even making trips to the gym. He has made it clear that he not only intends to return to his former life but also wants to return to the NFL and, presumably, the Rams. To that end, Bailey recently posted the most detailed update on his progress yet with a YouTube video spanning 5 minutes, 45 seconds. Bailey introduced the video by offering some insight from his doctors on his playing future. "Since that incident, doctors have told me that they don't think I'll be able to make a return to the NFL," Bailey said in the video. "When somebody tells me that they don't think I can do something, you know I'll do everything that I can to prove them wrong. I like to call it 'Steddy Ambition.' And I will be making a return to the NFL."

-- Steelers Release David Nelson --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released WR David Nelson.

-- Colts Name Andrew Hayes-Stoker --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Indianapolis Colts have named Andrew Hayes-Stoker Assistant to the Head Coach.

-- Patriots Release Montee Ball --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots have waived RB Montee Ball.

-- Raiders Release Nate Allen --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Oakland Raiders have released S Nate Allen.

-- Arthur Blank Has Prostrate Cancer --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has announced he has a treatable form of prostate cancer.

-- Colts Release Ryan Lindley --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Indianapolis Colts have waived QB Ryan Lindley.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Barry P. shares his thoughts on why our premium services are a real Magic Act. Patrons eyeing a subscription should check out what Barry has to say!

-- Adam Vinatieri Not Retiring --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports PK Adam Vinatieri, the oldest player in football, said on Tuesday he intends on playing a 21st NFL season this coming fall — and perhaps several more. He’ll be 43 when training camp opens in August. While Vinatieri hinted late in the season he was leaning toward returning, he wanted to weigh the decision after the year ended with his wife and children before making anything official. Now he has. Now he knows for sure: He wants to keep playing. For which team Vinatieri is kicking for remains to be seen — he’ll soon be a free agent — but all signs point to an 11th season in Indianapolis. If the Colts do indeed elect to re-sign Vinatieri, that means he’ll have spent more of his career in Indy (11 seasons) than in New England (10 seasons). And Vinatieri isn’t just thinking of playing in 2016. He’s thinking he’s got more than one season left in the tank. “Not only a season, but Lord willing, a couple of years,” he said. “There will come a time when it’s over for me. I don’t think that time is yet. I enjoy playing. I enjoy doing my thing.”

-- No Deadline for Peyton Manning's Decision --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports Broncos GM John Elway says there is no deadline for QB Peyton Manning to make his decision regarding a potential retirement. Elway is going to enjoy this win and let him enjoy it. Elway, on Manning's decision: "The key thing is for him to want to come back."

-- Titans Release Michael Griffin --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have released FS Michael Griffin.

-- Aqib Talib Could be Suspended --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib could be suspended for intentionally tackling Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown by his facemask near the goal in Super Bowl 50.

-- No Hometown Discount for Marvin Jones --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports free-agent WR Marvin Jones says he will not accept a hometown discount to re-sign with the Bengals. "I'd like to be back, but at the same time I am a free agent – no hometown discount, definitely not – but I'm a free agent," Jones said.

-- Certain Convicts No Longer Allowed to Attend Combine or Draft --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports prospective players who have been convicted on domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons charges will no longer be allowed to attend the NFL scouting combine or draft, according to an internal league memo.

-- Warrant Coming for LeSean McCoy --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports law enforcement sources in Philadelphia have said to expect a warrant for Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy with a self-surrender allowed by mid-week.

-- 2016 EarlyBird Premium Rates Debut! --
Tue Feb 9, 2016 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football For the 20th consecutive year, FFMastermind.com is proud to offer special EarlyBird Discount Rates for our Premium Services. With the release of our Initial 2016 Keeper/Dynasty Player Rankings and our 2016 Free Agency Preview, the 2016 Premium Season is underway. How do you get access to these special off-season items? That's easy. Just head over to our Secure Order Form and order our 2016 Pro Bowl package or Super Bowl package and you'll be hooked up to receive access to premium information EACH MONTH for the NEXT 12 MONTHS. Fantasy football to us is a year-round job, not just a seasonal hobby. Why Fantasy Football Mastermind? Click HERE and we'll tell you why. Remember, it's never too early to get a leg up on your competition!


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