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  • Josh Gordon SEA WR
    Seahawks' Josh Gordon: Participating in new league
    13h ago

    Gordon (suspension) will participate in the Fan Controlled League in the offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The Fan Controlled League season ends in late March, so Gordon shouldn't have an issue playing for a NFL team should he be reinstated from his indefinite suspension due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Gordon is set to be an unrestricted free agent March 17 and has not played in the NFL since 2019.

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  • Justin Strnad DEN LB
    Broncos' Justin Strnad: Gearing up for offseason program
    13h ago

    Strnad (wrist) will be ready to participate when Broncos team workouts open up this spring, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

    The Broncos acquired Strnad in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, intrigued by the pass-defending skill set he showcased during his career at Wake Forest. After dislocating the lunate bone and suffering multiple torn ligaments in his wrist during an August practice, Strnad did not ultimately field a single snap during his rookie campaign. Strnad's rehabilitation process incorporated upper body exercises several weeks ago, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 News. Now, it's confirmed the linebacker will be ready to roll when offseason workouts begin in late April.

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  • Rashard Higgins CLE WR
    Browns' Rashard Higgins: Contract situation in flux
    17h ago

    The Browns have not offered Higgins a contract extension, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    It's a bit surprising to hear the Browns' front office hasn't offered Higgins any type of deal considering the 26-year-old appears eager to re-up for his sixth season with the franchise. After settling for a one-year contract last offseason near the league minimum, the 2016 fifth-round pick put together a career year after the season-ending injury to Odell Beckham (knee) despite playing just 13 games. Higgins will surely be in line for a pay raise this go around, but in a year where the salary cap took a dramatic fall, the veteran receiver may struggle to really net a lucrative long-term deal.

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  • Deshaun Watson HOU QB
    Texans' Deshaun Watson: Willing to sit out games
    2d ago

    Watson is willing to sit out the preseason and even miss regular-season games if the Texans don't agree to trade him, independent NFL journalist Dov Kleiman reports.

    Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Watson has already informed new Texans coach David Culley that he has no intention of playing for the team again, so announcing a willingness to skip games is simply the star signal-caller doubling down on his position. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Houston still isn't taking trade inquiries for Watson, making it notable the team could fine the 25-year-old over $3 million if he skips events such the offseason minicamp, plus preseason and regular-season games. Of course, if Watson is indeed as firmly entrenched in his desire to be traded as it seems, the Texans could ultimately be forced to relent and recoup losses rather than play hardball. Watson's no-trade clause could complicate eventual negotiations, as any final deal would require his approval; however, Houston should still be positioned receive multiple first-round picks in return for the three-time Pro Bowler.

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  • Nick Martin HOU C
    Nick Martin: Cut by Texans
    2d ago

    Martin was cut from the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The veteran is leaving Houston after retaining the starting center role since 2016. Martin's absence will leave a notable mark on the team's offensive line, but the 27-year-old shouldn't have too much trouble finding another NFL home.

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  • Julian Edelman NE WR
    Patriots' Julian Edelman: Wants to play, health permitting
    2d ago

    Edelman (knee) wants to continue his career but is 'still trying to see if he is healthy enough to be out there for the 2021 season,' Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Rapoport said that Edelman is progressing in his rehab process and wants to play in 2021, but that 'no decision has been made yet' about whether or not his knee injury will allow him to suit up. Edelman only played six games in 2020 before landing on IR, and though he was designated for return mid-December, he never progressed enough in his recovery to make his way back to the active roster. The Patriots also have a potential out from Edelman's contract this offseason, as cutting him would only result in a $2.7 million dead cap hit. Next season will mark Edelman's age-35 campaign.

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  • Deshaun Watson HOU QB
    Texans' Deshaun Watson: Willing to sit out games
    2d ago

    Watson is willing to sit out the preseason and even miss regular-season games if the Texans don't agree to trade him, independent NFL journalist Dov Kleiman reports.

    Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Watson has already informed new Texans coach David Culley that he has no intention of playing for the team again, so announcing a willingness to skip games is simply the star signal-caller doubling down on his position. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Houston still isn't taking trade inquiries for Watson, making it notable the team could fine the 25-year-old over $3 million if he skips events such the offseason minicamp, plus preseason and regular-season games. Of course, if Watson is indeed as firmly entrenched in his desire to be traded as it seems, the Texans could ultimately be forced to relent and recoup losses rather than play hardball. Watson's no-trade clause could complicate eventual negotiations, as any final deal would require his approval; however, Houston should still be positioned receive multiple first-round picks in return for the three-time Pro Bowler.

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  • Deshaun Watson HOU QB
    Texans' Deshaun Watson: Dug in on trade request
    3d ago

    Watson met with David Culley last Friday and told the Texans' new coach he has no intention of playing for the team, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

    Watson reiterated his trade request, shutting the door on any notion that a new coach might convince him to stick around. No matter, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports the Texans are still avoiding trade conversations and insisting they won't deal their disgruntled QB. In the unlikely event of neither side budging, the Texans will be able to fine Watson for every practice and game he misses, as the young QB is under contract through 2025 after signing a four-year extension in September. The deal includes a no-trade clause, which means Watson will have some say in the process if the Texans eventually relent and consider trade offers.

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  • Russell Wilson SEA QB
    Seahawks' Russell Wilson: Willing to waive no-trade clause
    3d ago

    Wilson told the Seahawks he wants to stay in Seattle, but he also said he'd be willing to play for the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders or Bears if a trade were considered, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Wilson has surpassed Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz as king of the February rumor mill, with multiple reports suggesting the 32-year-old QB is contemplating an NFL future after Seattle. According to The Athletic, Wilson is frustrated with coach Pete Carroll's emphasis on the running game and wishes the Seahawks had made their pass-blocking more of a priority. He may not be ready to request a trade, but there's no doubt he's making a statement in going public (albeit indirectly) with his willingness to waive his no-trade clause for specific teams. While the Seahawks presumably will try first and foremost to repair the relationship, it does seem the once-unthinkable -- a Russell Wilson trade -- is now on the table as an option. Granted, the rift could be forgotten in a matter of months if Wilson and Co. take flight under new OC Shane Waldron.

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  • Jimmy Garoppolo SF QB
    49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo: Still wanted in San Francisco?
    4d ago

    San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Wednesday in his appearance on "The Eye Test for Two" podcast that he has no doubt Garoppolo (ankle) will be the team's Week 1 starter in 2021.

    Lynch did stipulate "if he's injury-free" when he was asked about his commitment to Garoppolo, who missed 13 games in 2018 and 10 in 2020. There's been talk of the team pursuing Deshaun Watson, but it isn't clear the Texans will comply with their star quarterback's trade request, and even if they do, San Francisco can't match the draft-pick capital the Dolphins and Jets have to offer. Garoppolo has two years remaining on his five-year, $137.5 million contract, with a dead-cap charge of only $2.8 million if he's traded or released this offseason. Lynch may expect Garoppolo to keep the starting job, but that doesn't mean the 49ers GM won't consider other options. Garoppolo should have plenty of time this winter and spring to recover from the high-ankle sprain that caused him to miss the second half of the 2020 campaign.

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  • Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Expected back for 2021
    4d ago

    Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Roethlisberger will stay with the team for 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

    Rooney met with Roethlisberger on Tuesday and released a statement about the franchise quarterback Wednesday. While his statement acknowledges that Roethlisberger's contract situation still needs to be addressed, Rooney all but confirmed that the soon-to-be 39-year-old will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for at least one more season. Roethlisberger is currently scheduled for a $41.25 million cap hit in 2021, the second season of a two-year extension. Reducing his cap charge requires either a pay cut or another extension, though the latter wouldn't necessarily mean Roethlisberger intends to play beyond 2021. Meanwhile, the Steelers have four offensive stars scheduled for free agency this offseason -- wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, running back James Conner, left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and right tackle Matt Feiler.

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  • Mason Rudolph PIT QB
    Steelers' Mason Rudolph: Slated for backup role in 2021
    4d ago

    Rudolph is expected to serve as the Steelers' backup quarterback in 2021 following news that Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

    Roethlisberger's 2020 season was underwhelming by most metrics, but the Steelers nevertheless want their franchise quarterback for another season. In turn, Rudolph will spend the final year of his rookie contract as the backup to Roethlisberger. The 2018 third-round pick started in Week 17 against the Browns and completed 56 percent of his passes for 315 yards (8.1 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception.

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  • David Johnson HOU RB
    Texans' David Johnson: Still wanted by Houston
    2d ago

    The Texans hope to retain Johnson for 2021, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Johnson put together a fairly solid inaugural campaign in Houston, with 1,005 scrimmage yards and eight total touchdowns, but he was also limited to 12 appearances due to injuries. The 29-year-old carries an $8.8 million cap hit for 2021, per Spotrac.com, a figure which Wilson notes the Texans want to bring down. Johnson only carries a $2.1 million dead cap figure, so if he's unwilling to agree on a restructured contract the team could cut him without much penalty, as happened to former backfield mate Duke Johnson on Friday. Agreeing to terms on a deal that would help him stick around could be beneficial for Johnson, as he seems to have a clear path to a large workload in Houston that likely wouldn't be there for him on the open market.

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  • Duke Johnson HOU RB
    Duke Johnson: Let go by Houston
    2d ago

    The Texans cut Johnson (neck) on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Houston traded a third-round pick for Johnson back in 2019, but he won't be part of the organization's plans going forward. Johnson is coming off the worst season of his career, with just 235 rushing yards and one score on 77 carries (3.1 YPC) across 11 games. He also caught 28 of 34 targets for 249 yards (8.9 yards per catch) and a touchdown. The move saves the Texans roughly $5 million in cap space and leaves Johnson -- whose yards per carry and catch last season were his lowest marks since 2015 -- free to search for a new landing spot. It's also worth noting the 27-year-old missed the final three games of the regular season due to a neck injury.

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  • Boston Scott PHI RB
    Eagles' Boston Scott: Likely staying in Philadelphia
    3d ago

    Scott will be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, meaning he can only negotiate with the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    There was talk of Scott being a restricted free agent, but that would've required three accrued seasons in the NFL, rather than the two he's been credited with. A 2018 sixth-round pick, Scott started his career on the Saints' practice squad before the Eagles poached him in December of 2018. He's since played in 29 regular-season games for Philadelphia, taking 141 carries for 618 yards (4.4 YPC) and six touchdowns, with 49 catches for 416 yards (8.5 YPR) and another score. The 5-foot-6 Scott is one of the shortest players in the NFL, but his dense build (203 pounds) and impressive receiving skills have helped him develop into a reliable backup RB behind Miles Sanders. That said, there's always the possibility of Philadelphia adding backfield competition this offseason, especially if the new coaching staff lacks confidence in Sanders and/or Scott.

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  • Alex Collins SEA RB
    Seahawks' Alex Collins: Back with 'Hawks
    3d ago

    The Seahawks re-signed Collins on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Collins appeared in three regular-season games with Seattle last season, recording 18 carries for 77 yards (4.3 YPC) and two scores. He also spent time on the team's practice squad. He'll compete for a depth role in a backfield that could lose both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to free agency.

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  • Buddy Howell HOU RB
    Texans' Buddy Howell: Re-ups in Houston
    5d ago

    Howell signed a one-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Texans had an option to tender the 24-year-old running back, but they decided to sign him and include guaranteed money instead. Howell mostly contributes on special teams in 2020 as he played just 47 offensive snaps, recording 64 yards on 16 carries and three yards on his lone reception. It's unclear whether David Johnson or Duke Johnson will be back in Houston for the 2021 season, but Howell won't be more than a change-of-pace back regardless.

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  • Zack Moss BUF RB
    Bills' Zack Moss: Recovering from surgery
    5d ago

    Moss recently had a cast removed from his surgically repaired ankle, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

    Moss injured his ankle in the wild-card round of the playoffs and had surgery in mid-January to repair a ruptured tendon. He should complete his rehab before training camp, but his medical history is already a concern, with Moss mentioning that he's played through a slew of injuries since the start of his collegiate career. There's also the possibility of Buffalo adding backfield competition this offseason, as neither Moss nor Devin Singletary was impressive in 2020.

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  • Josh Gordon SEA WR
    Seahawks' Josh Gordon: Participating in new league
    13h ago

    Gordon (suspension) will participate in the Fan Controlled League in the offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The Fan Controlled League season ends in late March, so Gordon shouldn't have an issue playing for a NFL team should he be reinstated from his indefinite suspension due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Gordon is set to be an unrestricted free agent March 17 and has not played in the NFL since 2019.

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  • Rashard Higgins CLE WR
    Browns' Rashard Higgins: Contract situation in flux
    17h ago

    The Browns have not offered Higgins a contract extension, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    It's a bit surprising to hear the Browns' front office hasn't offered Higgins any type of deal considering the 26-year-old appears eager to re-up for his sixth season with the franchise. After settling for a one-year contract last offseason near the league minimum, the 2016 fifth-round pick put together a career year after the season-ending injury to Odell Beckham (knee) despite playing just 13 games. Higgins will surely be in line for a pay raise this go around, but in a year where the salary cap took a dramatic fall, the veteran receiver may struggle to really net a lucrative long-term deal.

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  • Julian Edelman NE WR
    Patriots' Julian Edelman: Wants to play, health permitting
    2d ago

    Edelman (knee) wants to continue his career but is 'still trying to see if he is healthy enough to be out there for the 2021 season,' Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Rapoport said that Edelman is progressing in his rehab process and wants to play in 2021, but that 'no decision has been made yet' about whether or not his knee injury will allow him to suit up. Edelman only played six games in 2020 before landing on IR, and though he was designated for return mid-December, he never progressed enough in his recovery to make his way back to the active roster. The Patriots also have a potential out from Edelman's contract this offseason, as cutting him would only result in a $2.7 million dead cap hit. Next season will mark Edelman's age-35 campaign.

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  • Adam Humphries TEN WR
    Adam Humphries: Cut loose by Titans
    3d ago

    The Titans released Humphries (concussion) on Thursday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

    Signed to a four-year, $36 million contract during the 2019 offseason, Humphries played in 19 regular-season games for Tennessee, catching 60 of 82 targets for 602 yards and four touchdowns. He was a reliable slot receiver before a concussion wiped out the second half of his 2020 campaign, but he never had a chance to live up to the contract while playing in a run-heavy offense that ranked near the bottom of the league in usage of three-wide formations. Humphries will turn 28 in June, so he still has time to revive his career with a new team.

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  • Will Fuller HOU WR
    Texans' Will Fuller: Not likely to be franchise-tagged
    3d ago

    The Texans don't plan to give Fuller a franchise tag, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The window to use the tag started Tuesday and ends March 9. Fuller is Houston's only realistic candidate, but the team may think the $16.54 million tender is an overpay for a guy averaging 5.4 missed games per season. Although he finally stayed healthy in 2020, the 26-year-old wideout missed the final five games after the NFL handed him a six-game PED suspension. He'll be eligible to return for Week 2 in 2021, be it with Houston or a different team.

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  • Tyrell Williams LV WR
    Tyrell Williams: Officially released
    3d ago

    The Raiders released Williams (shoulder) on Wednesday.

    Reports of Williams' pending release initially surfaced back in January, so it doesn't come as any sort of surprise that the Raiders have now made the transaction official. Williams, who missed all of 2020 due to a labrum injury, was just two seasons into the four-year, $44 million deal he inked with the Raiders back in 2019. Per Tashan Reed of The Athletic, his release will save Las Vegas $11.6 million in cap space for 2021, and $23.1 million over the next two years. Now 29 years old, Williams -- when healthy -- stands to draw interest on the free-agent market from teams in need of veteran depth, but it's hard to picture him landing another starting gig.

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  • Tyler Eifert JAC TE
    Jaguars' Tyler Eifert: Free agency likely
    5d ago

    The Jaguars are expected to decline the team option for Eifert's contract in 2021, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Eifert was expected to earn slightly below $5 million in 2021, but now it looks like he will be entering free agency. He recorded 349 yards and two touchdowns across 15 games for Jacksonville in 2020. It was the 30-year-old's only season with the Jags after spending his first seven years in Cincinatti.

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  • Albert Okwuegbunam DEN TE
    Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Progressing well in recovery
    9d ago

    Okwuegbunam (knee) said Thursday that he anticipates being healthy for the tentative start of training camp with "no issues," Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Okwuegbunam flashed through four appearances as a rookie prior to suffering a season-ending ACL tear, securing 11 of 15 targets for 121 yards and a score while battling for work behind Noah Fant. The 22-year-old, now roughly 12 weeks removed from knee surgery, said he's on track to resume jogging before the end of February. The NFL's offseason schedule is currently still murky, but Okwuegbunam at least appears on track for the tentative start of training camp, barring any postponements of complications.

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  • Alize Mack DET TE
    Lions' Alize Mack: Joins Detroit on futures deal
    14d ago

    Mack signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Thursday.

    The 23-year-old was cut by the Chiefs in May and didn't see the field in 2020. Mack spent time on the Saints' and Steelers' practice squad in 2019 and is still looking to make his NFL debut.

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  • Zach Ertz PHI TE
    Eagles' Zach Ertz: Offseason move possible
    14d ago

    The Eagles are reportedly considering trading or cutting Ertz this offseason, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    This is hardly a surprising announcement considering the Eagles' difficult cap situation and the emergence of a viable replacement in Dallas Goedert. Ertz has just one year remaining on his contract and dramatically declined in 2020 while dealing with a litany of injuries, recording career lows in just about every major statistical category. The 30-year-old could be packaged in the much rumored trade involving Carson Wentz, though such a deal would likely only work for a team flush with cap space.

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  • O.J. Howard TB TE
    Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Entering contact year in '21
    16d ago

    Howard finished the 2020 regular season with 11 receptions (19 targets) for 146 yards and two touchdowns across four games before suffering his season-ending Achilles injury Week 4 against the Chargers.

    Howard's 2020 campaign will go down in the books as a prototypical case of a substantial missed opportunity for both player and team. The fourth-year pro appeared to have instant rapport with Tom Brady and had already been targeted 19 times over 132 snaps before going down for the season. The early exit was unfortunately nothing new for the 2017 first-round pick, who's yet to play a full 16 game slate in any of his first four NFL campaigns. Howard has flashed plenty of potential at times and could well have been on his way to a career-best year in 2020; while that possibility was ultimately derailed, he'll certainly have no shortage of motivation to prove himself in his 2021 contract year, when he'll carry a cap hit of just over $6 million as per Spotrac.

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  • Antony Auclair TB TE
    Buccaneers' Antony Auclair: Another quiet season in '20
    16d ago

    Auclair failed to bring in his only target over eight games during the 2020 regular season, logging 70 snaps overall from scrimmage and another 83 on special teams.

    The fourth-year pro mostly toiled in anonymity again in 2020, arguably more so than in his first three seasons, when he at least got on the board with a minimum of one reception. Auclair's snap counts on both offense and special teams were both career lows, and when he was in uniform, it was for his solid run-blocking and special teams play. The depth chart simply got too steep for Auclair to navigate this past season, as Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate proved capable of handling pass-catching duties at tight end almost exclusively after O.J. Howard (Achilles) went down for the season in early October. Auclair played 2020 on a one-year contract, and given his familiarity with the organization and system, it's certainly possible he's back for a fifth year in 2021.

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  • Younghoe Koo ATL K
    Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Likely staying with Falcons
    11d ago

    Koo will be an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, which "practically guarantees" he'll be back with the Falcons for 2021, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Players who reach the end of their contracts with less than three accrued seasons in the NFL become ERFAs. These players don't actually have any negotiating power, as they can only play for their original team, so long as the team tenders them a minimum salary. Koo's impressive performance the past two years ensures he'll get that tender, unless he receives a long-term extension first. Either way, he figures to be Atlanta's kicker in 2021, hoping to build on a 2020 campaign in which he converted 37 of 39 field-goal attempts and 33 of 36 point-after attempts.

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  • Jason Sanders MIA K
    Dolphins' Jason Sanders: Staying in Miami long term
    12d ago

    Sanders is signing a five-year, $22 million extension that includes $10 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The new deal keeps Sanders under contract with the Dolphins through 2026, his age-30/31 season. The 2018 seventh-round pick has converted 86.5 percent of field-goal attempts and 98 percent of PATs through 48 NFL games, peaking in 2020 when he converted eight of nine tries from 50 yards or more. For his career, Sanders has made 12 of 15 (80 percent) from 50-plus, and 24 of 32 (75 percent) in the 40-49 range. He's good enough to warrant fantasy consideration even if the Miami offense appears mediocre again.

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  • Mason Crosby GB K
    Packers' Mason Crosby: Another steady season
    18d ago

    Crosby made all 16 field goals he attempted while converting a league-leading 59 of his 63 extra-point chances over 16 games in the 2020 season.

    Crosby averaged a career-low 1.0 field-goal attempts per game, but he made every kick he put up, including five in the 40-to-49-yard range and four from 50 yards and beyond. While he racked up more extra points than anyone else, the Packers' success in the red zone and Crosby's lack of field-goal attempts put a dent in his fantasy value. He signed a three-year deal with the Packers last offseason, so he's almost certain to remain the team's kicker in 2021.

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  • Dan Bailey MIN K
    Vikings' Dan Bailey: Facing competition from Greg Joseph
    19d ago

    Bailey could face job competition from Greg Joseph, who signed with the Vikings on Tuesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Actually, it's possible Bailey never even gets a chance to compete, considering two-thirds of his 2021 base salary ($2.7 million) becomes fully guaranteed March 19. The Vikings would be unwise to spend that much on a kicker who missed seven field goals and six extra points last season, but they might let Bailey stick around to compete for the job if he's willing to cancel the guarantee or accept a pay cut.

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  • Harrison Butker KC K
    Chiefs' Harrison Butker: Tallies all of Chiefs' points
    20d ago

    Butker connected on all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's Super Bowl LV loss to the Buccaneers.

    Butker did his best to reward the Chiefs' drives into Tampa Bay territory, connecting on two field goals from 49-plus yards out on football's biggest stage. Unfortunately, Butker's first-quarter field goal to open the scoring was the only time Kansas City held the lead all night. He closed out the postseason 7-for-8 on field goals and 6-for-7 on extra-point tries. Butker remains under contract through the 2024 season and figures to be one of the top fantasy kicking options again next season.

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  • Ryan Succop TB K
    Buccaneers' Ryan Succop: Perfect performance in Super Bowl
    20d ago

    Succop made his only field-goal attempt -- from 52 yards -- and drilled all four extra-point tries during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

    The veteran kicker put a fitting bow on a stellar season with his unblemished effort in Sunday's win. Succop just missed establishing a new career-best field-goal conversion rate with a 90.3 percent tally (28-for-31) during the regular season, with his three misses coming on attempts from beyond 40 yards. The 34-year-old surprisingly did miss five extra-point attempts, but it's difficult to quibble with a kicker who went 9-for-9 on field goals and contributed a 12-for-13 mark on extra points during a four-game postseason run. Succop played 2020 on a one-year deal that netted him just over $1 million. Given his body of work under that pact, he'll be a candidate for a multi-year contract this offseason with a Buccaneers squad that's likely to want him back after the 12-year veteran provided some long-awaited stability to the kicking position.

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  • Justin Strnad DEN LB
    Broncos' Justin Strnad: Gearing up for offseason program
    13h ago

    Strnad (wrist) will be ready to participate when Broncos team workouts open up this spring, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

    The Broncos acquired Strnad in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, intrigued by the pass-defending skill set he showcased during his career at Wake Forest. After dislocating the lunate bone and suffering multiple torn ligaments in his wrist during an August practice, Strnad did not ultimately field a single snap during his rookie campaign. Strnad's rehabilitation process incorporated upper body exercises several weeks ago, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 News. Now, it's confirmed the linebacker will be ready to roll when offseason workouts begin in late April.

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  • Breon Borders TEN CB
    Breon Borders: Done in Tennessee
    2d ago

    Borders (hip) was cut by the Titans on Thursday.

    Borders appeared in six games (five starts) with the Titans in 2020 before suffering a season-ending hip injury December. In all, Borders notched 27 tackles (22 solo), five pass breakups and one interception. He should draw interest as a depth option on the open market.

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  • Chris Milton TEN CB
    Chris Milton: Cut by Titans
    2d ago

    The Titans cut Milton (knee) on Thursday.

    Milton appeared in 14 games with Tennessee last season before hitting IR due to a knee injury late December. The 28-year-old will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.

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  • Jullian Taylor TEN DT
    Titans' Jullian Taylor: Lands in Tennessee
    2d ago

    The Titans signed Taylor (knee) to a contract Thursday.

    Taylor suffered a torn ACL in December of 2019, and he spent the 2020 season on San Francisco's PUP list before being waived. Now over a full year removed from his injury, he could be ready for the tentative start of Tennessee's tentative offseason.

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  • Jurrell Casey DEN DE
    Jurrell Casey: Released by Denver
    3d ago

    The Broncos released Casey (biceps) on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Traded from Tennessee to Denver last offseason, Casey recorded 14 tackles in three games before suffering a season-ending biceps tear. He thus finished 2020 without any sacks, ending a seven-year streak with five or more. While he may be past his prime, the 31-year-old Casey should still be able to drum up some interest as an unrestricted free agent. He's immediately eligible to sign with a new team, whereas players on expiring contracts will need to wait for the start of the 2021 league year in mid-March. Given the timing of his biceps injury, Casey should be healthy before training camp, if he isn't already.

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  • Von Miller DEN OLB
    Broncos' Von Miller: Subject of investigation
    3d ago

    The Douglas County (Colo.) District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday it has not yet made a decision on whether to charge Miller, who was under investigation from the Parker Police Department for unspecified allegations, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Parker Police confirmed Jan 15. that Miller was the subject of an investigation, though it declined to reveal the nature of the case. The investigation has since been completed, and the police department submitted its results to the DA's office for review. The Broncos, who said in January they wouldn't comment further on Miller's legal situation until more information became available, will have to decide by March 17 whether to retain the linebacker in 2021. Miller, who turns 32 in March, will be owed a $7 million roster bonus if the Broncos exercise his 2021 club option.

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