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-- 2017 NFL Draft: Top 10 Picks --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The following is a list of the first 10 picks of the first round from this week's NFL draft. Be sure to look for analysis covering the following players and the rest of the draft here at FFMastermind.com very shortly...

  1. Cleveland Browns - DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
  2. Chicago Bears (from the San Francisco 49ers) - QB Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina
  3. San Francisco 49ers (from the Chicago Bears) - DT Solomon Thomas, Stanford
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars - RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
  5. Tennessee Titans - WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
  6. New York Jets - S Jamal Adams, LSU
  7. Los Angeles Chargers - WR Mike Williams, Clemson
  8. Carolina Panthers - RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
  9. Cincinnati Bengals - WR John Ross, Washington
  10. Kansas City Chiefs (from the Buffalo Bills) - QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech.


-- Saints Sign Adrian Peterson --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Michael Nazarek - 4/26/2017: After failing to gain much traction early during free agency, free-agent veteran RB Adrian Peterson has finally found a home. After passing a physical, the New Orleans Saints signed the 32-year old, hoping he can recapture some of that magic he had just a few years ago as a Minnesota Viking. Of course, the immediate question that comes to mind is [READ THE REST OF THE STORY]


Last Updated:  Fri Apr 28, 2017, 11:43 AM


-- Browns Inquire About A.J. McCarron --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals have touched base regarding a potential trade for QB A.J. McCarron. It doesn’t sound like they’ve gotten too far, since the price for his services is high.

-- A Magic Act in 2010 --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Source: Browns to Release Gary Barnidge --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports after trading up to draft Miami TE David Njoku, the Cleveland Browns have informed veteran TE Gary Barnidge he’ll be released, a source said.

-- Pace: Mike Glennon is Bears' Starting QB --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Tribune reports Bears GM Ryan Pace has reiterated that QB Mike Glennon is the team's starting QB. "Mike's our starting quarterback. QB Mitch Trubisky is here to develop," he said.

-- Sources: Patriots Not Interested in Trading Jimmy Garappolo --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cleveland Browns inquired last night about trading for New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garappolo and were told, once again, New England is not interested, per sources.

-- What Evan Engram Brings to the Giants' Offense: Speed And... --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New York Giants first-round draft pick TE Evan Engram, 22, is a gazelle in the tight end family, having run the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at the scouting combine. He had a time faster than all but three wide receivers. It opened eyes and imaginations: There was a tight end who creates mismatches and exploits tight-hipped safeties and linebackers. This is what Engram brings to the table for the Giants. He’s not their usual 250-plus-pound plodding tight end. He’s what GM Jerry Reese said they like to call “wide, wide type receivers; end-of-the-line guys.” Engram isn’t going to be asked often to play lined up hip-to-hip with an offensive tackle, his hand on the ground and his responsibility to drive block defensive ends in the running game. That’s not what he’s here for, and not what he’s best at doing. The Ole Miss product is on the Giants to spread defenses out with his receiving ability.

-- Why Reuben Foster Slid in the Draft --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

USA Today reports new San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch felt confident enough to trade up and take LB Reuben Foster at No. 31 overall. (If they hadn’t, I heard the New Orleans Saints were considering it at No. 32.) But other teams had concerns on multiple fronts. At least one team’s medical staff felt Foster needs another surgery to fix the torn rotator cuff in one of his shoulders or else he’ll be playing through pain. An executive for another team said the shoulder issue is “problematic, and the way he plays, how long can he hold up?” There also are more general questions about how well Foster, like some Crimson Tide stars in the past, will adjust to life outside Alabama, where troubled players have immense resources and hand-holding to get through their lives. Before the draft, one scout who’d done extensive work on Foster said he’s more instinctive than smart as a player, which may slow his adjustment to the NFL on the field, and compared him to former Tide running back/massive NFL flameout RB Trent Richardson off the field. “You better have a WR Dez Bryant-like infrastructure around him,” said the scout said, referring to how the Dallas Cowboys coddled their star receiver early in his career. The scout requested anonymity due to competitive reasons.

-- Texans: Tom Savage Still Starter --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports even though the Houston Texans traded up to grab QB Deshaun Watson, GM Rick Smith and HC Bill O’Brien reiterated that QB Tom Savage is still their starting quarterback. “I don’t know if people believe us, but we’re comfortable with Tom Savage as our quarterback,” Smith said with a laugh. “As a rookie quarterback it's a big jump,” O’Brien added. “Tom is our starter and Deshaun will come in and he's going to work hard and we're going to teach him and feed him a lot of information and he'll work at it.”

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Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Reid: Alex Smith Still the Starter --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs could save $17 million by releasing QB Alex Smith next year. That said, HC Andy Reid says he's still the team's starting quarterback right now. They could also create some cap room by extending his contract, but the selection of the strong-armed but raw QB Patrick Mahomes will provide short- and long-term insurance. “Right now Patrick isn’t absolutely ready to play — he’s got some work to do,” Reid said. “He’s going into a great room … he can learn from Alex. We have to be patient with him. Tremendous upside. Good person, intelligent with great skill. “We think they’re both really good football players. We just thought we with what we do, Mahomes would fit in well.” Reid said the Chiefs liked Mahomes’ intelligence and ability to avoid pressure and make plays. “Very seldom do you have a perfect pocket … in the National Football League,” Reid said. “And we thought he did that well.”

-- Packers Eyeing a QB with the #33 Pick Today --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports an interesting name in play for the #33 pick in the draft, #1 today, for the Green Bay Packer is Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer. The Packers are getting trade calls, but could stick and take him as the pick.

-- Sources: Redskins Shopping Matt Jones --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Washington Redskins are shopping RB Matt Jones, sources say. The former third-round draft pick has flashed, but Washington is likely to add another tailback in the draft this weekend.

-- Why the Buccaneers Didn't Draft a RB in the First Round --
Fri Apr 28, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports one reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passed on FSU RB Dalvin Cook in the first round last night was because a source says the most impressive player thus far in off-season training has been suspended RB Doug Martin.

-- Browns Trying to Acquire Kirk Cousins --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Cleveland Browns are trying to acquire signed franchise tagged QB Kirk Cousins from the Washington Redskins.

-- Sources: Browns to Draft Myles Garrett #1 Overall --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports With the NFL draft just hours away, Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett will be the Browns' No. 1 pick, multiple league sources say. The Browns' top brass met Thursday afternoon to solidify their plans, but some of them have known for a while that Garrett was the pick.

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-- David Parry Accepts Plea Agreement --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox59.com reports Indianapolis Colts DT David Parry awaits his fate with the NFL after a Wednesday plea agreement stemming from a February arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz. kept him out of jail. The plea agreement consisted of Parry pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one count of felony attempt to commit unlawful means of transportation. Parry’s attorney, Jose Montano, told IndyStar on Thursday his client will be sentenced May 31 to an undetermined length of supervised probation. “He was facing real prison time,’’ Montano told IndyStar. Parry also has been charged with two counts of extreme DUI, including having a blood alcohol over .20, in a separate jurisdiction. He’s also subject to discipline under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

-- Cowboys Release One --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Cowboys official website reports the Cowboys have waived WR Shaquelle Evans, whom was suspended four games by the NFL.

-- Carson Wentz Underwent Laser Eye Surgery --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz underwent vision correction surgery in January. Wentz confirmed the report on Thursday’s 94WIP Morning Show. “I had PRK done, so it was very helpful,” Wentz said. “It’s pretty cool to wake up in the morning and not have to throw contacts in. It’s been very beneficial."

-- Redskins Extend Morgan Moses --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Washington Redskins and OT Morgan Moses have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension that will make him the NFL's 2nd highest paid right tackle.

-- Saints Wanted to Acquire Trumaine Johnson, But... --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports earlier this month, the New Orleans Saints were willing to trade what was thought to be a second-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for their franchise cornerback, CB Trumaine Johnson, who already has signed his franchise tender. Only issue was, Johnson was unwilling to agree to a long-term deal in New Orleans because he so badly wanted to remain in Los Angeles, and the Rams have said they aren't particularly interested in dealing.

-- Cowboys Place Doug Free on Reserve/Retired List --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports what has been known for a while became official Thursday morning. Cowboys OT Doug Free has been placed on the team\'s reserve/retired list. Free\'s retirement opens up $5 million in cap room for the Cowboys this season. Free, a fourth-round pick by Dallas in 2007, started every game five of the last six seasons. He started 114 games over his 10-year career.

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Steelers Appear Likely to Draft a TE --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Post Gazette reports the Steelers appear likely to draft a tight end this week somewhere, but not in the first round as some mocks have them doing. There is some concern that TE Ladarius Green can't stay healthy.

-- Browns Still Likely to Take Myles Garrett #1 Overall in NFL Draft --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports with the NFL draft just hours away, DE Myles Garrett is still the likely pick for the Browns at #1. Speculation over the last 24 hours has pointed to QB Mitch Trubisky being the top pick, but the Browns have continued to try to trade up into the top eight, presumably to draft Trubisky, and have indicated they're still set to take Garrett first overall. The top brass will meet again this afternoon to solidy their plans.

-- Bruce Ellington Sits During Mini-Camp --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports San Francisco 49ers WR Bruce Ellington is not on the field during mini-camp due to a soft tissue injury not related to the hamstring injury that kept him out last season.

-- Joe Thomas Experiencing Short-Term Memory Loss --
Thu Apr 27, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl OT Joe Thomas, 32, is experiencing memory loss, he said in an interview released Wednesday. Thomas could not say, though, whether playing in the NFL has caused the problem. "I definitely expect memory loss," Thomas said. "I'm already seeing memory loss, and maybe that's just because of my old age or maybe it's football, it's hard to tell. "I mean, there's no double-blind studies when it comes to people's life. It's just a part, I think, of sometimes getting older. And it's hard to tell it's because of football or because you're 32 and you're not 21 anymore and you have a lot of stuff going in your life." What kind of memory loss? Bensinger asked. "Short-term memory loss -- hard times remembering things that have happened recently," he said. "Like, you walk to the grocery store and you're like, 'Huh, I can't remember what I needed to get.' "Just little stuff like that, and I think if you let it really bug you, I think it can make you depressed and feel sad. Like, 'Wow, I don't have the memory I used to have.' But, you know, I try to be relatively good-natured about it at this point." Thomas is entering his 11th season with the Browns. He has not missed a snap since being drafted third overall in 2007. He said he is well aware of the risks of playing in terms of long-term brain damage, but they are risks he's willing to accept.

-- Geronimo Allison Settles Pot Charge --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison settled a marijuana charge stemming from an arrest last September. According to AP, Allison reached a deal with prosecutors in Manitowoc County to a lesser ordinance violation charge which will require Allison to pay a $330.50 fine and complete community service. Allison was stopped for speeding in September and was arrested after a search of his vehicle turned up cigars with marijuana. The matter could still subject Allison to league discipline.

-- Jets Release Five --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

AP reports the New York Jets have waived RB Brandon Burks, WR Darius Jennings, LS Josh Latham, LB Jeff Luc and DL Julien Obioha.

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-- NaVorro Bowman a Full Participant --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

SFGate.com reports San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman, who tore his Achilles on Oct. 2nd, was a full participant at today’s lively mini-camp practice. Bowman, 28, showed no obvious limitations from the injury during the high-speed session. Two weeks ago, Bowman said he was hopeful he would be on the field for this week’s mini-camp and noted his teammates were impressed by his recovery. “I mentioned to the guys today — I’m hungry,” Bowman said. “I’ve been out of the game since Week #4. So any accomplishments that I’ve had before, none of that matters. I’m back to proving myself and getting back to that level. Guys were saying, ‘What are you on? How are you moving like this so early?’ I’ve put the work in and I think God will bless me with a great season.”

-- Marshawn Lynch Contract Details --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the final terms for RB Marshawn Lynch's deal with the Oakland Raiders is two years with a base of $9 million with maximum value of $16.5 million, a source said.

-- Ravens Re-Sign Three --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens WR Keenan Reynolds, OL De'Ondre Wesley and LB Brennen Beyer have all signed their exclusive rights tenders the past two days.

-- Arik Armstead Underwent Shoulder Surgery --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports San Francisco 49ers DL Arik Armstead underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum this off-season, but says he's healthy now.

-- Packers Sign Jahri Evans --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Green Bay Packers have veteran signed free-agent OG Jahri Evans.

-- Falcons Release One --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons have waived DT Jimmy Staten.

-- FFMastermind Wins $4,000 in the 2016 FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Main Event! --
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-- Patriots Hosting Dan Skuta --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Dan Skuta is visiting with the New England Patriots on Wednesday.

-- Raiders Offcially Acquire & Sign Marshawn Lynch --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports RB Marshawn Lynch is now officially a member of the Oakland Raiders. Lynch's representatives and the Raiders agreed to terms on a contract, and the team acquired his rights via a trade with the Seahawks. The only thing that was standing in the way of the trade was Lynch passing a physical for the Raiders, which he did Wednesday morning, a source informed of the situation said.

-- Patriots Hosting Brandon Fusco --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New England Patriots are hosting free-agent OL Brandon Fusco on Wednesday.

-- Cardinals Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Deone Bucannon for 2018 --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals have picked up LB Deone Bucannon's fifth-year option for 2018.

-- Source: Buccaneers Could Trade Down Out of First Round --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are talking with at least three teams about moving back in the first round of this week's NFL Draft, and maybe even out of first round altogether, per source.

-- Titans Could Trade Down --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN\'s Adam Schefter reports the Tennessee Titans have received offers for the 5th overall draft pick in this week\'s NFL Draft and are contemplating a trade down, per league source.

-- 17 Fantasy Football Titles! --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Vikings Unlikely to Pick Up Teddy Bridgewater's 5th-Year Option for 2018 --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to pick up QB Teddy Bridgewater's (knee surgery) fifth-year option by the May 2 deadline, league sources said. The Vikings could still re-sign Bridgewater, but they do not appear willing to guarantee his 2018 salary for at least $11 million for injury when the quarterback is still trying to make it back from a catastrophic knee injury that has derailed other NFL players' careers.

-- Sources: Raiders Set to Acquire Marshawn Lynch & Sign Him If... --
Wed Apr 26, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football NFL.com reports retired RB Marshawn Lynch's representatives and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, and the team has hashed out the details of a trade for Lynch's rights with the Seattle Seahawks, multiple sources informed of the negotiations on both sides of the deal said. The draft compensation will be a swap of late-round picks in 2018. Seattle gets Oakland's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Seahawks' sixth-round pick, according to someone informed of the agreement. The only thing standing in the way of the five-time Pro Bowl running back's return is for him to take a physical with the Raiders. Two sources said the team expects Lynch to take the physical Wednesday after he returns to the Bay Area from his trip to Haiti, where he has been touring the country to help build schools and houses.

-- A.P. to Have a Clear Role as a Saint --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Advocate reports the early indication is that if everything remains the same in the Saints running game, RB Mark Ingram will serve as New Orleans' lead back. He's coming off the best season of his career, one in which he rushed for 1,043 yards on 205 carries (5.1 yards per carry), and established himself as one of the key members of the offense. HC Sean Payton says the two backs will blend well. Peterson will have a clear role on the team. "It's a tough, long 16-week season," Payton said. "I think he's someone that will certainly be able to complement Mark. Those guys are different in some ways, but we feel like we've added another quality player. ... We think he has more years in his career."

-- Chargers Re-Sign Dontrelle Inman --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed restricted free-agent WR Dontrelle Inman to a one-year, $2.746 million contract.

-- Source: NFL Conditionally Reinstates Daryl Washington --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has conditionally reinstated suspended Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington, and he plans to play in 2017, per source.

-- Martavis Bryant Conditionally Reinstated --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Adam Schefter reports suspended Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated to the NFL. NFL.com adds GM Kevin Colbert says Bryant has "followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL." The conditions for Bryant’s reinstatement include: He can’t attend practices or play in preseason games until he's found a treating clinician. Bryant must work with the treating clinician to plan activities for his team's bye week and offseason. Upon approval, he’s good for the season.

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-- Jay Cutler Not Retiring --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent QB Jay Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, said that, contrary to speculation, his client does not intend to retire at this time. "Jay wants to play football," Cook said. "He never has mentioned retirement to me. QB Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league."

-- Titans Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Taylor Lewan --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Tennessee Titans have picked the 2018 fifth-year option on OT Taylor Lewan.

-- Latavius Murray Rehab Update --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle surgery), whom had surgery on his right ankle last month, says there is no timetable for his return to action. He is still shooting for start of training camp.

-- Falcons Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Jake Matthews --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the Falcons have picked up OT Jake Matthews' fifth-year option for 2018.

-- T.J. Lang Rehab Update --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions OT T.J. Lang (hip) says he's on track to return from a hip injury for training camp. He said he's actually a little ahead of schedule.

-- Jamaal Charles Watch --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports agent David Mulugheta posted a video of his client, RB Jamaal Charles, doing drills with the caption “its not a matter of “IF” but a matter of “WHEN”! #ComebackSeason.” Charles tore his ACL in October 2015 and returned for three games last year before needing more knee surgery that ended his season. Charles visited the Seahawks in March, but Seattle opted to sign RB Eddie Lacy as a free agent instead. There haven't been any other public expressions of interest in the longtime Chiefs back, which is something that Charles and his agent would obviously like to change.

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-- Seahawks Team Rehab Update --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (fibula/tibia) is doing “awesome" in his recovery from a broken tibia and fibula suffered last season and free agent signee OT Luke Joeckel (knee surgery) should be ready for the start of the season. GM John Schneider provided a few injury updates on S Earl Thomas, Lockett and Joeckel (Joeckel had ACL and MCL surgery last October while with Jacksonville). Said Schneider of Lockett and Thomas: “I’m not caught up on Earl, Tyler sounds like he’s doing asweomse. Earl is back here for the first time today. I think he cruised in and is seeing the doc. I’m just not sure — nothing negative, I just don’t have an update.‘’ As for Joeckel, Schneider said: “He’s doing great. We’ll bring him along. He’s doing great." Any concern that he will be ready for the start of the regular season? “Not for the start of the season,’’ Schneider said. “I think at camp he’ll be a guy that’ll monitored."

-- Marshawn Lynch Watch --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

The Seattle Times reports from the Seahawks' standpoint, things remain status quo with retired RB Marshawn Lynch, who is still attempting to negotiate a contract with the Raiders. If Lynch and the Raiders agree to a deal then he will be traded from Seattle to Oakland. “Nothing really new," Seahawks GM John Schneider said. “They’re still talking. The steps after that were to be that if they came to an agreement, Raiders GM Reggie (McKenzie) and I would discuss a form of compensation." Schneider echoed what the Raiders said last week — that Oakland would like to settle the Lynch issue by the draft. “Yeah, I would think Reggie would want to go into the draft knowing that they have another runner or not," Schneider said.

-- What the Bengals Want for A.J. McCarron --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports if the Cincinnati Bengals are going to trade QB A.J. McCarron, it will require a first round draft pick, at the very least. That means it's pretty unlikely to happen.

-- Giants Eyeing LeGarrette Blount --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the next running back domino to watch in free agency is RB LeGarrette Blount and the New York Giants. There is mutual interest there. It could be a potential match before the NFL draft this Thursday night.

-- Saints to Sign Adrian Peterson --
Tue Apr 25, 2017 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football ESPN's Josina Anderson reports free-agent RB Adrian Peterson says he plans to sign with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year contract, effectively a one-year deal with a one-year team option worth a base value of $7 million. The maximum value for his incentives is $8.25 million, giving him a total max of $15.25 million. He gets a $2.5 million signing bonus with $1 million more guaranteed in 2017. Peterson's statement on the Saints: “I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings. On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind QB Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit. They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to HC Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories."


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2017 Madness NFL Rookie Draft Reference Guide
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Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Package Subscribers take note. The time has come. The 2017 Madness NFL Rookie Draft Reference Guide has been released for your viewing pleasure. This

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