Antonio Brown WR PIT 6 hours ago2 Comments
Brown is said to be looking for a new contract with the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Per the report, Brown, who has three more seasons left on his current six-year, $43 million deal with the team, will not attend the Steelers' voluntary conditioning program and may consider holding out of the team's mandatory minicamp in June and/or training camp. While it's too early for this situation to impact fantasy draft boards, it's nonetheless worth monitoring in the coming months, with Brown coming off a 2014 season in which he led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards.
Carlos Hyde RB SF 8 hours ago
General manager Trent Baalke said that Hyde has dropped his weight to 220 pounds this offseason, Jason Butt of CBSSports.com reports.
Hyde was 235 pounds last season, and he has apparently shed 15 pounds this offseason. The second-year back is more of a power runner than a burner, so losing some weight could result in a more agile Hyde. He is expected to be the 49ers' primary back this season, with Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter sharing the backfield duties.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 9 hours ago
Peterson was not present for Monday's first day of Minnesota's voluntary offseason workouts, ESPN reports. However, he likely would not have attended even if he were not having problems with Vikings management as he has not attended similar workouts regularly in the past, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Peterson was reinstated last week by the NFL after he was suspended in November after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for disciplining his child with a switch. While the Vikings have indicated that they would like the running back to play for the team in 2015, Peterson's agent has said his client doesn't want to play for the Vikings. Peterson's decision whether to participate in any offseason programs will be under intense scrutiny as a result. Minnesota has voluntary workouts this week and OTA's on May 28, but Peterson doesn't need to show up until a June 18 mandatory minicamp. Peterson's decision whether to return to the Vikings could drag into June if he's not traded before the NFL Draft.
Eric Ebron TE DET 24 hours ago3 Comments
According to Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, Ebron is expected to be the team's third option in the passing game in 2015, MLive reports.
The Lions want Ebron to be the third option in the team's passing game in 2015 after Pro Bowl wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Ebron had only 25 catches for 248 yards and a TD in 13 games played in his rookie 2014 campaign, but look for those numbers to possibly at least double in 2015 if he can start to realize his potential and stay the third option all year.
Tim Tebow QB PHI 1 day ago22 Comments
Tebow has agreed to terms with the Eagles, according to ESPN.com.
Tebow joins an Eagles QB corps that currently includes Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne, so his roster spot is hardly guaranteed and his role with the team, should he make the cut, is far from clarified at this stage. As a result, Tebow has a way to go before re-entering the fantasy lineup conversation.
Marcedes Lewis TE JAC 1 day ago
Lewis has restructured the final year of his contract with the Jaguars, ESPN.com reports.
Lewis had been slated to count $8.2 million against the team's salary cap, with his re-structured deal now putting him on track to remain with the Jags in 2015. Of course, the team's hefty investment in fellow TE Julius Thomas represents a hit to Lewis' fantasy upside. That said, Lewis -- who caught 18 passes for 206 yards in eight games for the Jags in 2014 -- should continue to be an asset to the team's offense, thanks to his ability as an inline tight end and blocker.
Stefen Wisniewski JAC 1 day ago3 Comments
Wisniewski has agreed to a one-year deal with the Jaguars, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Look for Wisniewski to compete with Luke Bowanko for the Jags' starting center job, with the veteran lineman on track to add experience and versatility (he can also play guard) to the Jags' line, in any case.
Denard Robinson RB JAC 1 day ago
Robinson is past the foot injury that ended his 2014 season, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Per the report, Robinson, who landed on IR after Week 14 last season, indicated that he was cleared to do everything back in February, which puts him in line to re-establish a role in a Jags' backfield that also includes Toby Gerhart, Storm Johnson, Bernard Pierce and possibly another option via the upcoming NFL draft. Prior to his injury, Robinson carried 135 times for a team-high 582 yards, with four TDs, to go along with 23 catches for 124 yards in 13 games for the Jags.
Danny Woodhead RB SD 1 day ago
Woodhead, whose 2014 season ended in Week 3 when he suffered a broken fibula, indicates that he feels good as the start of the Chargers' offseason program approaches, the team's official site reports.
"I feel really, really good," said Woodhead, who was limited 15 carries for 38 yards and five catches for 34 yards in three games last season. "I really do. As far as the injury goes, that is something I'm not even thinking about." With Ryan Mathews having departed via free agency, a healthy Woodhead is now in line to reprise his change-of-pace duties in the Chargers' 2015 backfield, which also currently includes Branden Oliver and Donald Brown and figures to be bolstered in the upcoming NFL draft.
Zach Mettenberger QB TEN 3 days ago5 Comments
Mettenberger has organized workouts in Nashville with teammates, The Tennessean reports.
As of this writing, Mettenberger is the Titans starting quarterback, though there's been some speculation of late involving Philip Rivers coming to Tennessee for the second-overall pick. And then there's the chance the Titans make a grab for Marcus Mariota at No. 2 in the draft. According to a report on NFL.com, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't a fan of Mariotta's style but management relishes the thought of adding a Heisman Trophy winner to a drab and dreary team.