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-- Initial 2015 Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings Released! --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl premium package subscribers take note. Are you looking for fantasy keeper/dynasty player rankings? Need to make a cutdown on your roster by the Super Bowl? No problem! Keeper Korner columnist Brent Lathrop has just released his Initial 2015 Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings for your viewing pleasure. Remember, these rankings could change significantly once free agency hits, but they do represent a good current guideline for how we feel players in keeper/dynasty leagues stack up. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.


-- Sources: Josh Gordon Fails Another Drug Test --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, according to league sources.


-- PASS: Fantasy Combine - Measuring Potential For WRs --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium subscribers and patrons take note. PASS & FFMastermind.com fantasy writer John Cooney debuts his Fantasy Football Combine series of articles this month. PASS puts SEVEN young NFL wideouts through the Combine ringer. Get a fantasy football scouting look at NFL WR Charles Johnson, WR Albert Wilson, WR Dontrelle Inman, WR Nick Toon, WR Davante Adams, WR Allen Robinson and WR Jarvis Landry. Click HERE to check it out!


-- 2015 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Sun Jan 18, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Our 2015 NFL Draft Central feature has debuted! This feature contains links to all our 2015 NFL Rookie Draft coverage. We begin the 2015 off-season with the first round order of the upcoming 2015 NFL Rookie Draft in April, a list of all Early Entrants who have declared their Eligibility for the NFL draft, and PASS' list of seven pre-combine scouting reports. 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 2015 Mock Rookie NFL Draft. Be sure to check out 2015 NFL Draft Central today!


-- 2015 Coaching/Player Moves Feature Debuts! --
Mon Jan 12, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Once again in 2015, 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.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:  Wed Jan 28, 2015, 10:16 PM


-- Broncos Name Joe Woods --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports the Broncos have named Joe Woods DBs Coach.

-- Seahawks Wednesday Injury Update --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Seattle Seahawks S Earl Thomas (shoulder), OT Justin Britt (knee), RB Marshawn Lynch (back), CB Richard Sherman (elbow), and OG J.R. Sweezy (ankle) fully practiced on Wednesday.

-- Patriots Wednesday Injury Update - Brady Practices --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee), LB Donta Hightower (shoulder), DT Chris Jones (elbow), and DL Sealver Siliga (foot) were limited in practice on Wednesday. QB Tom Brady (ankle) fully practiced.

-- Seahawks Working to Extend Byron Maxwell --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports the Seattle Seahawks have opened extension talks with impending free-agent CB Byron Maxwell.

-- Broncos Name Wade Phillips --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports the Broncos have named Wade Phillips Defensive Coordinator.

-- 49ers to Promote Geep Chryst --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers are expected to promote QBs coach Geep Chryst to offensive coordinator.

-- Will Hill Has an Active Warrant for Failure to Pay Back Child Support --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens FS Will Hill is in trouble with the law again. A warrant for his arrest has been issued by New Jersey authorities due to Hill allegedly failing to pay $16,588.18 in back child support to his baby's mother, according to Hudson County, N.J. law enforcement officials. The arrest warrant isn't particularly new. According to police, it was issued in March of 2014.

-- 49ers Name Steve Logan --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have named Steve Logan QBs coach.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Redskins Name Matt Cavanaugh --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFl.com reports the Washington Redskins have named Matt Cavanaugh QBs Coach.

-- Jaguars Name Nathaniel Hackett --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFl.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have named Nathaniel Hackett QBs coach.

-- Bills QBs Get Clean Slate --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

WGR550.com reports QB E.J. Manuel and Qb Jeff Tuel are the lone holdovers from the previous Buffalo Bills coaching staff, but that doesn't necessarily mean that their immediate futures with the team are predetermined. OC Greg Roman said Manuel, the team's first-round pick in 2013, will get his chance to start fresh with the new coaching staff. "I'm not going to get into specifics. but I definitely think he's done some very good things and displayed some good traits. We just have to get his level of consistency a little bit greater. Really, he and everybody else, once we get thru this evaluation process, we're going to have a very clean slate, once we get going because what they might have been asked to do or done in the past is really not relevant to what we may or may not ask them to do. So to sit here and pontificate about this that and the other, is a little premature."

-- NFLPA: Goodell Can't Mandate Counseling for A.P. --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson last season, he set April 15 as a date to consider Peterson’s reinstatement and mandated that Peterson meet with a league-approved psychiatrist for counseling after pleading no contest to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault on his four-year-old son. On Monday, the NFLPA filed a brief in federal court arguing that Goodell has no power to impose such a condition on Peterson. The union, which is suing to have Peterson reinstated as soon as possible in a case set to begin next month, argues that Goodell’s powers under the collective bargaining agreement are limited to fining players, suspending them or terminating their contracts. “The collectively-bargained NFL Player Contract could not be clearer in expressly limiting the Commissioner’s disciplinary authority ‘to fine Player[s] in a reasonable amount, to suspend Player[s] for a certain period or indefinitely; and/or to terminate th[eir] contract[s],'” the NFLPA writes in the brief, via ESPN.com. “The NFL does not deny that the Commissioner’s imposed counseling requirement is neither a fine, suspension, or contract termination, nor would there be any other ‘plausible’ interpretation of this CBA provision permitting such a requirement. Instead, the NFL — like the [suspension] itself — entirely ignores the Player Contract’s CBA disciplinary limitation. As the NFL highlights, Arbitrator [Harold] Henderson sustained the counseling requirement of Mr. Peterson’s discipline not on the basis of any provision in the CBA, but by relying upon Commissioner Goodell’s unilaterally promulgated Personal Conduct Policies.”

-- Adios Jarrett Boykin? --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports WR Jarrett Boykin opened the year as the No. 3 receiver but flopped miserably. Boykin finished the year with the same number of dropped passes as receptions (three). Just one year earlier, Boykin was third on the team with 49 receptions. Boykin now becomes a restricted free agent, and it's unlikely the Packers will even make him an offer.

-- Jaguars Name Kelly Skipper --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have named Kelly Skipper Running Backs Coach.

-- Redskins Name Mark Clark --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Washington Redskins have named Mark Clark Strength and Conditioning Coach.

-- Eagles Block 49ers from Interviewing Bob Bicknell --
Wed Jan 28, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers HC Jim Tomsula and the team is interested in adding Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell to his staff, possibly as offensive coordinator, but the Eagles so far have prevented Bicknell from interviewing.

-- Initial 2015 Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings Released! --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl premium package subscribers take note. Are you looking for fantasy keeper/dynasty player rankings? Need to make a cutdown on your roster by the Super Bowl? No problem! Keeper Korner columnist Brent Lathrop has just released his Initial 2015 Dynasty/Keeper Fantasy Rankings for your viewing pleasure. Remember, these rankings could change significantly once free agency hits, but they do represent a good current guideline for how we feel players in keeper/dynasty leagues stack up. Log into your premium account and Enjoy.

-- Colts to Sign Duron Carter --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts have an agreement with free-agent WR Duron Carter, a player with tremendous potential. Don't expect an official confirmation until February.

-- Kevin Williams Could Retire --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports Seattle Seahawks DT Kevin Williams won't rule out that he will retire if the team wins the Super Bowl.

-- Jets Name Three --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have named Kevin Patullo QBs Coach, Steve Marcell Offensive Line Coach and Marcel Shipp RBs Coach.

-- Redskins Name Perry Fewell --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports the Washington Redskins have named Perry Fewell DBs coach.

-- Jets Name Brian Heimerdinger --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have named Brian Heimerdinger Director of Player Personnel.

-- Jets Name Kevin Patullo --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Nashville Tennessean reports the New York Jets have named Kevin Patullo Quarterbacks coach.

-- Colts Promote Rob Chudzinski --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Indianapolis Colts blocked assistant coach Rob Chudzinski as long as they could, and then they gave him a promotion. The Colts announced that they had agreed to a new contract with the former Browns head coach to make him the associate head coach. “We’re excited to keep Chud in our family,” HC Chuck Pagano said. “He’s been a critical part of our operation and we’re looking forward to sharing even more success in the future.”

-- Broncos Interview Wade Phillips --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Denver Broncos are interviewing Wade Phillips for their vacant defensive coordinator job.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Tue Jan 27, 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!

-- T-Rich Loses Guarantees in Contract in Suspension --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The National Football Post reports Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's suspension is for conduct detrimental to the team. It voids the guarantees of his $3,184,062 2015 base salary. You can expect a grievance to be filed by Richardson about it.

-- Raiders Name Two --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Oakland Raiders official website reports the Raiders have named Bernie Parmalee RBs Coach and Rob Moore WRs Coach.

-- Broncos Name Rick Dennison --
Tue Jan 27, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports the Broncos have named Rick Dennison Offensive Coordinator.

-- NFL Zeroing in on Patriots Locker Room Attendant --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker room attendant who allegedly took the AFC Championship Game balls from the officials' locker room to another area on the way to the field, Fox Sports reported, citing sources. According to Fox Sports, the league has interviewed him and has video. The league is still gauging if any wrongdoing occurred, but he is a strong person of interest. The location in question was a bathroom in which the attendant can be seen in the video entering and exiting in 90 seconds with the 24 footballs provided by both teams, according to Pro Football Talk, which cited an anonymous league source. The bathroom is a small, one-toilet room with one sink and has a door that locks from the inside, the Pro Football Talk report said. Meanwhile, Ted Wells, the investigator hired by the NFL, said Monday that he expects his investigation to last at least several more weeks. "We are following customary investigative procedures and no one should draw any conclusions about the sequence of interviews or any other steps, all of which are part of the process of doing a thorough and fair investigation," Wells said in a statement.

-- Cowboys Eyeing Mark Ingram? --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Cowboys official website reports impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram could be an option for the Cowboys should they let RB DeMarco Murray leave via free agency.

-- Justin Blackmon Watch --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell said he hoped to hear something from the NFL regarding suspended WR Justin Blackmon's status for the 2015 season before the NFL draft begins on April 30th. If that is to be the case, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement sometime within the next five weeks. According to the NFL’s substance abuse policy, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has to make a decision within 60 days of a completed application for reinstatement.

-- Rams Eyeing Nick Foles --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports a source says the St. Louis Rams have interest in QB Nick Foles if the Eagles decide to trade him this off-season.

-- Jimmy Graham Believes He Won't Need Surgery --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Advocate reports following Sunday's Pro Bowl, Saints TE Jimmy Graham said he still believes he won't need offseason shoulder surgery.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --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!

-- Josh Gordon Watch --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports because of his looming suspension, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be under contract thru 2016, and he’ll only be a restricted free agent after that year.

-- Raidrs Re-Sign Charles Woodson --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders have re-signed SS Charles Woodson to a one-year contract. NFL.com adds the deal is similar to the $1.8 million contract he signed last year.

-- Josh Gordon Tests Positive for Alcohol --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon tested positive for alcohol. A source says that Gordon’s suspension looks to be a “done deal,” with a reversal of the ban not expected. Gordon is subject to alcohol testing because of his July 2014 DWI arrest.

-- ODB Played Hurt in 2014; Should be Good by Training Camp --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New York Giants WR Odell Beckham said that he played the entire year with two tears in his right hamstring that left him at less than 100 percent while he was blowing up defenses. “They healed up enough to where I could play with them, but they were never truly good and I’m still just working on them and trying to get ready,” Beckham said, via the New York Post. “I should be good by training camp. The plan is to play at full strength next season, and I definitely hope to do it. I’m just looking forward to getting healthy.”

-- Vontaze Burfict Undergoes Microfracture Knee Surgery --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict needed to have microfracture knee surgery, an operation that’s designed to regrow cartilage in the knee and comes with added fears about how Burfict will respond for the 2015 season. His surgeon Neal ElAttrache was cleared to talk about the surgery and said that he’s not worried about that aspect. He said the goal is for Burfict to be ready to go full speed at training camp, but he wouldn’t rule out a return in time for mandatory minicamp. “I don’t see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won’t be back like he was,” ElAttrache said. “Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it’s not really news when it works out.”

-- Bortles to Host a Passing Camp --
Mon Jan 26, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Florida Times-Union reports this offseason, Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will have company in Southern California. “Anybody that runs a route and catches passes is invited,” he said. In late February, Bortles intends to have a Jaguars West Coast Passing Camp to re-familiarize himself with his pass catchers (and vice versa). “That’s very encouraging,” Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said earlier this week at the Senior Bowl. WR Marqise Lee is attending classes at USC, and TE Marcedes Lewis spends a good part of his downtime in the Los Angeles area. The rest of the players will fly in to work with Bortles. “I’ve talked to everybody, and everybody’s in,” Bortles said.

-- Sources: Josh Gordon Fails Another Drug Test --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, according to league sources.

-- Mike Wallace Watch --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said he wants to return to the team in 2015, but he added that he would welcome a chance to test the free agent market if the team decides to release him.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Sun Jan 25, 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!

-- Texans Name Paul Pasqualoni --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have named Paul Pasqualoni Defensive Line Coach.

-- Falcons Set to Interview Raheem Morris --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports the Atlanta Falcons have set up an interview with Redskins DBs coach Raheem Morris for the team's vacant defensive coordinator's job. The expectation is that Morris will take the position.

-- Chris Polian Gets Second Interview with Eagles --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Philadelphia Eagles have held a second interview with Chris Polian regarding their vacant general manager vacancy.

-- Dolphins Want to Re-Sign Charles Clay --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports though the Dolphins have been non-committal with several players, they privately indicated they want to re-sign impending free-agent TE Charles Clay. An offer is expected in the coming weeks.

-- Andrew Luck Contract Watch --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Indianapolis Star reports there's nothing imminent regarding a contract extension for Colts QB Andrew Luck.

-- John Kuhn Set to Test Free Agency --
Sun Jan 25, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Republic reports FB John Kuhn is set to become a free agent. "It's a roller coaster of emotions," Kuhn said on Friday. "This is a great time, a tremendous experience that I feel like I wouldn't trade for anything, but then it's a bittersweet feeling because I would trade it for a win last Sunday. "It's a tough situation with some of the losses like the loss we just had in Seattle, but it's great to reflect on the season that I did have and then come down here with some other really great players in the NFL."

-- Lane Kiffin Going Nowhere --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

RollTide.com reports University of Alabama HC Nick Saban announced Saturday that Oc Lane Kiffin would remain in his current position with the Crimson Tide. Kiffin was a finalist for the Broyles Award last season, which is given annually to the top assistant coach in college football. Alabama set a school record in 2014 for total offense while QB Blake Sims and WR Amari Cooper both set records for passing yards and receiving yards. The Crimson Tide ranked in the top 20 nationally in both scoring offense and total offense last year.

-- Adios Percy Harvin? --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets are likely to release WR Percy Harvin.

-- Sign Up for Free Fantasy Newsletters! --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Wondering what information we pack into our free e-mail fantasy newsletters each month? How about the latest NFL news? Or maybe the latest upgrades to our site? Previews of coming attractions? Links to the hottest pages at FFMastermind.com? Special offers made exclusively to free mailer recipients? Yes, to all of the above and occasional FREE SNEAK PEEKS into a portion of our premium services too! What are they? Only those who have signed up to receive the newsletter know and we're not telling! Just click HERE, submit the form with your e-mail address, and we'll send you exactly what we send them! You'll get your FREE SNEAK PEEKS, but most importantly, you'll be kept well informed by the Definitive Fantasy Football Information Service all year round! What more can you ask?

-- Jets Name Pepper Johnson --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Jets official website reports the Jets have named Pepper Johnson Defensive Line Coach.

-- Investigation of Deflated Footballs Leads to Nearly 40 Interviews --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL's investigation into the New England Patriots' underinflated footballs began Sunday night immediately after the AFC Championship Game, has included nearly 40 interviews to this point and is ongoing, the league announced in a statement Friday.

-- Matt Hasselbeck May Retire --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck may choose to retire this year.

-- Cory Redding May Retire --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent DE Cory Redding may choose to retire this year.

-- Broncos Name Bill Kollar --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Broncos official website reports the Broncos have named Bill Kollar Defensive Line Coach.

-- Carroll: Questionable Earl Thomas Will Play in Super Bowl --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas (shoulder - questionable) will play in the Super Bowl after Thomas returned to practice Friday on a limited basis. Thomas missed the first two days of practice this week after suffering a separated shoulder in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers.

-- Andrew Jackson Arrested --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox 59 reports jail officials confirm that Indianapolis Colts LB Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky early Friday morning. They say he was taken in for careless driving and DUI. Jackson was booked into the jail just before 5 AM and released at 12:30 PM the same day.

-- Jeremy Maclin & Eagles Hit a Wall in Contract Talks --
Sat Jan 24, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin switching agents has created a bit of uncertainty that a new deal with the Eagles will get done. The Eagles and Maclin have hit a bit of a wall in their contract negotiations after nearly having a deal completed towards the end of last season. The holdup, as is the case with plenty of negotiations, is believed to be around money, with Maclin's camp wanting to make sure he capitalizes on what will be the first big-money contract of his career. Although it is still believed the two sides will ultimately get a deal done, and the team still has until March 10th before Maclin can talk to other teams, the fact it has taken this long was surprising to numerous league scouts and coaches polled by NJ Advance Media at the Senior Bowl. After finishing last season with 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns, Maclin is easily the most important receiver the Eagles have on their roster. Losing Maclin would be a major blow to the Eagles' offense and catapult the wide receiver position to the top of the team's needs this offseason.

-- PASS: Fantasy Combine - Measuring Potential For WRs --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Premium subscribers and patrons take note. PASS & FFMastermind.com fantasy writer John Cooney debuts his Fantasy Football Combine series of articles this month. PASS puts SEVEN young NFL wideouts through the Combine ringer. Get a fantasy football scouting look at NFL WR Charles Johnson, WR Albert Wilson, WR Dontrelle Inman, WR Nick Toon, WR Davante Adams, WR Allen Robinson and WR Jarvis Landry. Click HERE to check it out!

-- Bears Name Two --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Chicago Bears have named Dowell Loggains QBs coach and Glenn Pires Linebackers Coach.

-- Seahawks Friday Injury Update - Lynch & Sherman Probable --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Seahawks official website reports Seahawks S Earl Thomas (shoulder) is questionable. OG J.R. Sweezy (ankle), RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury), LS Clint Gresham (neck), OT Justin Britt (knee), CB Richard Sherman (elbow), and DE Michael Bennett (non-injury) are probable.

-- Patriots Friday Injury Update - LaFell Questionable; Brady Probable --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The New England Patriots official website reports Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee), CB Brandon Browner (knee), LB Donta Hightower (shoulder), DT Chris Jones (elbow), WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder/toe) and DL Sealver Siliga (foot) are questionable. QB Tom Brady (ankle) is probable.

-- Johnny Manziel's Problems Run Deep --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports interviews with nearly 20 Cleveland Browns sources, both on the record and on condition of anonymity, along with several NFL personnel sources reveal the QB Johnny Manziel-related problems run deep. Those who spoke talked of a year-long pattern that showed a lack of commitment and preparation, a failure to be ready when given a chance in his first start against Cincinnati and a continued commitment to nightlife, which affected his preparation and work while in the team facility. As one player put it, Manziel throughout the entire 2014 season was a "100 percent joke." Some said it should not have been a surprise, that the Browns were well aware what they were getting. "During the draft process, not one person interviewed by the team said he was going to grow up," said one source directly involved in the drafting of Manziel. "You can't blame Johnny. This is who he is. The team knew that."

-- Jets Name Kacy Rodgers --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have named Kacy Rodgers Defensive Coordinator.

-- T-Rich Watch: If He Returns, He's Suspended for Week #1 --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson would not commit Friday to having RB Trent Richardson back with the team next season. Grigson, who spoke to the media during his end-of-season interview session, said Richardson will be "lumped into that conversation with guys this offseason." "Where's he fit? Where's he going? Is his arrow up, down, sideways, 45-degree angle?" Grigson said. "And we have to figure all these things out with guys in all different types of situations on this roster. There are guys across the board that are in a lot of different situations. But, again, when the coaches come back, when we seeing what's actually out there -- we have an idea, draft, juniors that have declared and things like that -- once that evolves we'll have a much better feel for what we need to do." Things officially hit rock bottom for Richardson when he was inactive for the divisional playoff game at Denver on Jan. 11 and then was suspended for two games for missing the team's walk through on Jan. 17. Richardson told ESPN.com on Jan. 18 that he missed walk-through because he was "dealing with a very serious family emergency ... I wouldn't purposely just miss walk-through." Richardson served the first game of his suspension in the AFC Championship Game at New England and he'll serve the second game at the team's discretion next season if he's back, according to a league official, since they did not make the Super Bowl. The suspension of Richardson will allow the Colts to walk away from the $3.18 million in salary guaranteed for next season.

-- Raiders Name Todd Downing --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

The Oakland Raiders official website reports the Raiders have named Todd Downing QBs Coach.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

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

-- Jimmy Graham May or May Not Need Surgery --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham clearly wasn’t himself last season, and his shoulder injury seemed to be the obvious cause. But Graham’s playing in this week’s Pro Bowl, and he said he’s hoping that playing against other all-stars will help him know if he can avoid surgery. “It’s something we talked about and is something that’s still being debated,” Graham said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “This is kind of a trial to see where I’m at. I’ve had three weeks off and I’ve finally had some time to heal. It feels great, and I’m going to continue to do my rehab and get back to 100 percent.” When asked the nature of the injury, Graham joked that the watchful eye of HC Sean Payton prevented him from going into any more detail. “You know I can’t say that,” he said. “Even though Sean’s not standing here, he’s going to call me in about 10 minutes and ask me what I’m talking about.”

-- Ravens Release Terrence Cody --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Baltimore Ravens have released NT Terrence Cody. The Baltimore Sun adds Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, and the case is being discussed with the Baltimore County State's attorney's office, said Elise Armacost, the director of communications for Baltimore County police. Cody hasn't been charged with a crime. According to sources, the case involves a dog. The Ravens are aware of the investigation. They did not cite a reason when announcing that Cody would be cut.

-- 49ers Interviewing Perry Fewell --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports former Giants DC Perry Fewell will interview for the San Francisco 49ers vacant DBs coaching job on Friday.

-- NFLPA Files Grievance Over New Personal Conduct Policy --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL Players Association filed a non-injury grievance against the NFL on Thursday, challenging the December adoption of the new personal conduct policy and seeking a cease and desist order to prevent the league from implementing it. The union's letter argued that the league's new policy is inconsistent with the CBA in 10 specific ways, among them that it imposes a new form of player discipline outside of the CBA (via the Commissioner's Exempt List), a new process for assessing discipline and a new probationary period as part of the discipline for detrimental conduct.

-- Witten: It's Silly Not to Give DeMarco Murray Credit --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dallas cowboys TE Jason Witten is sticking up for his running back, and making a great point while he's at it. "We've got good running backs," the Cowboys tight end said Thursday when asked about DeMarco Murray. "Joe Randle took advantage of every opportunity he got. I think (Lance) Dunbar's got a great future ahead of him. Obviously the O-line, but I think it would be silly to not give (Murray) the credit for what he did. "It's not easy to do that and I think coach (Jason) Garrett said it a few weeks back that he created a mindset for our team and that's not easy to do," Witten continued. "He deserves a lot of that credit, DeMarco does, and so that's why you want a guy like that back, because he stands for everything you want in your football team."

-- Mark Ingram Watch --
Fri Jan 23, 2015 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports coming off his best season as a pro, RB Mark Ingram is headed toward free agency, but hopes he doesn't have to change addresses. "I'm looking forward to getting a new deal," Ingram told Around The NFL on Thursday from Pro Bowl practice. "Hopefully I'm with the Saints, man. They drafted me and I'd love to be with New Orleans for my career." Ingram believes the interest is mutual, adding "they said they want me back." The running back said he hasn't spoken to the team since the Saints' season ended.


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