Hakeem Nicks WR TEN 2 days ago5 Comments
Nicks is expected to sign with the Titans, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Nicks visited with the Titans earlier this week, and other interested teams have apparently been told that he'll sign with Tennessee. While the Titans lack a proven top-notch wideout, they do already have Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter and Harry Douglas on the roster. It thus seems unlikely that Nicks will earn an every-down role, and he may just be the No. 4 receiver in a questionable offense.
Will Hill DB BAL 3 days ago
Hill has signed his restricted free agent tender for $1.542 million, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Hill has been effective when on the field over the last few seasons, but his long history of off-field issues allowed the Ravens to get away with giving him a low tender. Having not received any offer sheets as a restricted free agent, Hill will be back as the Ravens' starting free safety in 2015. He's an interesting target for deeper IDP leagues, but his role in Baltimore's defense isn't conducive to huge tackle totals.
Kendall Wright WR TEN 3 days ago
The Titans are expected to exercise the fifth-year option on Wright's rookie contract before the May 3 deadline, the Nashville Tennessean reports.
The option would pay Wright $7.3 million for the 2016 season, if the two sides don't first work out a long-term extension. The Titans will likely pick it up, given that it's only guaranteed for injury. Wright is locked into a starting job in Tennessee, but the team's quarterback situation remains shaky, and the Baylor product has averaged a modest 72-807-4 receiving line over 15 games through his first three seasons.
C. J. Mosley LB BAL 3 days ago
Mosley (wrist) may be limited in offseason workouts, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
Mosley's wrist injury has been a factor since week 14 last season against the Dolphins, but he never missed a practice due to it. Mosley underwent surgery earlier this offseason to fix the issue, but as of Monday at the beginning of the Raven's offseason workout program, he hasn't been able to do any lifting. "Everything is progressing, so I haven't had any major setbacks so far," said Mosley. Mosley finished last season with 133 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions in 16 games played proving himself to be a useful IDP option for most leagues.
Justin Tucker K BAL 3 days ago
Tucker has signed his $2.356 million restricted free-agent tender with the Ravens, the Carroll County Times reports.
Tucker made 29-of-34 field goal attempts last season, en route to recording 129 points for the Ravens, a mark topped by nine NFL kickers in 2014. That said, Tucker's kicking accuracy (89.81 percent over his first three seasons) could well land him a long-term contract with Baltimore at some point.
Tim Tebow QB PHI 3 days ago4 Comments
Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz suggests that Tebow has improved as a player since his time with the Patriots, ESPN.com reports. "We had exposure to him live when he was with New England, when they practiced here," Marynowitz noted Thursday. "When we worked him out, we saw a great deal of improvement with him."
That's not to suggest that Tebow is a lock to make an impact with the Eagles, but he is slated to compete for a spot on the team's QB depth chart and any improvement in his throwing technique would obviously help him in that regard. Moreover, the report suggests that it's possible that if Tebow sticks with the Eagles, he could emerge as something of a two-point conversion specialist for the team down the road.
Bear Pascoe TE CHI 3 days ago
The Bears have signed Pascoe.
Pascoe, who caught two passes for three yards and a TD in 16 games with the Falcons in 2014, bolsters Chicago's depth at tight end, but he remains off the fantasy radar as a Bear, given his limited upside as a pass-catcher.
Victor Cruz WR NYG 3 days ago3 Comments
Cruz, who is bouncing back from a patellar tendon tear, believes that he will be available to play in Week 1, NFL.com reports.
At this stage, Cruz isn't cutting on his knee just yet, but he has been running in a straight line for about a month now, which lends some plausibility to his optimism on that front. With that in mind, Cruz notes, "there's zero doubts that I'll be playing in that first game." Such a notion is echoed by GM Jerry Reese, who indicated Thursday that Cruz has "looked good, he's running pretty good, right now and he's scheduled to be back ready for the opener for us." That said, Reese cautioned, "until you get out there and turn it loose, you never know what a guy is going to do. But he looks great right now." With Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle also in the team's wideout mix, the Giants can probably afford to ease Cruz back in, but either way, it's encouraging to see Cruz heading in the right direction in the wake of the serious knee injury that he sustained in Week 6 of the 2014 season.
Greg Jennings WR MIA 3 days ago
Jennings' (elbow) deal with the Dolphins is for two years and $8 million, the Sun Sentinel reports.
While the signing of Jennings does not preclude the Dolphins adding wideout depth early in the upcoming NFL draft, it would appear to lessen the team's urgency to do so. In any case, Jennings -- who will turn 32 on Sept.21 -- adds valuable experience to a Miami receiving corps that also rosters Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Rishard Matthews. On the heels of a 2014 season in which he caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns for the Vikings, Jennings could end up with some deep league utility this year, but it seems unlikely that he'll approach the production that he enjoyed in his heyday with the Packers.
Greg Jennings WR MIA 4 days ago
The Dolphins are slated to sign Jennings, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Jennings, who caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns with the Vikings last season, adds depth and experience to a Miami wideout corps that was previously headed by Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry. The 31-year-old Jennings will thus be reunited in Miami with head coach Philbin, who was the wideout's offensive coordinator while the two were both with the Packers. While Jennings could carve out some deep league utility this year, given that he'll have to compete with Stills, Landry and TE Jordan Cameron for passing targets in the Miami offense, Jennings figures to be hard-pressed to approach the numbers that he put up during his prime years with Green Bay.