DeAngelo WilliamsRB PIT (8) 15 hours ago
With Le'Veon Bell potentially facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 campaign, Williams could head the Steelers' backfield early on this season.
Previous question marks surrounding Bell had revolved around the health of his surgically-repaired knee, but now the more pressing issue appears to be his potential four-game suspension. With that in mind, Williams' fantasy value gets at least a temporary boost, especially considering how capably the 33-year-old filled in last season for Bell, who missed 10 contests due to injuries, as well as a suspension.
John KuhnRB GB (4) 15 hours ago
Kuhn is staying in shape and awaiting a call from any NFL team, Jason Wilde of ESPN reports.
Kuhn wasn't resigned by the Packers after his contract expired in March, and he hasn't gotten calls from any other teams up to this point, though he has kept in shape in the hopes of playing this season. He's a powerful fullback who is a willing and capable blocker, and can carry the ball in short yardage situations. That being said, Kuhn has rushed for more than 50 yards in a season just once in his nine year career, despite playing in all but 5 games during his eight seasons with Green Bay. He may provide value to an NFL team, but it's unlikely he has fantasy value in any format, especially at this point in his career.
OUTJosh GordonWR CLE (13) 15 hours ago
Gordon, who has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy since Feb. 3, 2015, is eligible to re-apply for reinstatement on Aug. 1, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
As part of the process toward the wideout's potential reinstatement, Gordon met in person with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Wednesday. While having a chance to meet with Goodell face-to-face would appear to represent a step in the right direction, NFL Network's
Ian Rapoport relays that he gets the sense that "nothing is imminent on (Gordon's) return." Meanwhile, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes that the recent meeting doesn't "necessarily mean (Gordon will) get the green light shortly after Aug. 1." At this stage, the wideout's 2016 availability remains murky, with no concrete change in his status possible until after he applies for reinstatement. Ideally, from a fantasy perspective, some sort of timetable for a decision on that front will emerge sooner rather than later, though ESPN's Dan Graziano speculates that a call on Gordon's status may not be likely before the start of the coming season.
Taylor MaysDB CIN (9) 1 day ago15 Comments
Mays was released by the Bengals on Saturday.
Mays played in 14 games for the Bengals last season, and started five games in the process. He recorded 15 tackles and five passes defended.
Jonathan KrauseWR TB (6) 1 day ago3 Comments
Krause has been claimed by the Buccaneers off waivers, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Krause played in just two games during the 2015 season. He grabbed two balls on four targets totaling 11 yards. He will try to earn a spot on the Eagles' roster during the preseason.
PUPBreshad PerrimanWR BAL (8) 1 day ago
Perriman (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
The 2015 first-round pick missed his entire rookie season with a PCL injury, and suffered a scare earlier in the offseason when he was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in his other knee. Fortunately, Perriman was able to opt for a stem-cell injection to help the ligament heal and avoid surgery. The Ravens anticipated that he would not be ready for the start of training camp, but remain optimistic he will be ready to return to the field prior to the start of the season. With the uncertainty surrounding veteran Steve Smith Sr. returning from an Achilles injury the Ravens are already thin in the receiving department, which will leave plenty of opportunity for Perriman should his recovery remain on track.
PUPTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 1 day ago
Richardson (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
This is an unsurprising move as the 25-year-old Richardson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in late June, and was expected to miss several weeks as a result. The third pick in the 2012 draft is hoping to find new life in Baltimore this season, but will need to get back on the field to earn his way into the mix.
PUPSteve SmithWR BAL (8) 1 day ago
Smith (Achilles) will start training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
This is an unsurprising move as it has already been announced that the veteran Smith would not be playing in the preseason. He suffered his Achilles injury on Nov. 1, and was not able to participate in any offseason workouts. His role with the team this season remains uncertain until he is able to display he has recovered from the serious injury. However, the Ravens have relatively thin depth in their receiving department, so he will have plenty of opportunity to produce if he can get healthy.
Nick HaydenDL CLE (13) 2 days ago
Hayden has signed with the Browns.
Hayden spent the past three seasons with the Cowboys, averaging over 43 tackles during his time in Dallas. Entering his eighth season, Hayden figures to add depth and experience to the Browns' interior defensive line.
POmar BoldenDB CHI (9) 2 days ago
Bolden (knee) has been released by the Bears, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Bolden signed with the Bears back in March, but will now hit the free agent market just four months later. The veteran suffered a PCL sprain during the Broncos' playoff run last season, but will hope to return to health and catch on elsewhere as a reserve safety and special teams contributor.