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  • rabidbucfanrabidbucfan Posts: 3,648
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    Alfred Blue RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Jaguars signed Alfred Blue, formerly of the Texans, to a one-year contract.

    Blue had numerous opportunities to usurp Lamar Miller as Houston's lead back as recent as last season but was never able to capitalize, bumbling his way to 150/499/2 and 3.3 YPC in his fifth and final year with the Texans. He'll join oft-injured veteran Thomas Rawls and second-year seventh-rounder David Williams as the only reserves behind lead horse Leonard Fournette. With a whopping 247 carries (59.3%) currently up for grabs from last season's production in Jacksonville, Fournette remains perennially underrated and a third-round steal in ongoing Best Ball leagues.
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    Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter
    Apr 1, 2019, 4:07 PM

    So is D'Onta Foreman healthy? we'll see
    For the next few days, yes.
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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Benny Cunningham RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Jaguars signed RB Benny Cunningham, formerly of the Bears.

    Cunningham is likely being signed with an eye toward a role on special teams. He can help out in a pinch on offense, operating as a COP/third-down back. It is far from certain that he will make the 53-man roster.
    Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter
    Apr 2, 2019, 1:50 PM
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    Benny Cunningham RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Jaguars signed RB Benny Cunningham, formerly of the Bears.

    Cunningham is likely being signed with an eye toward a role on special teams. He can help out in a pinch on offense, operating as a COP/third-down back. It is far from certain that he will make the 53-man roster.
    Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter
    Apr 2, 2019, 1:50 PM

    He was supposed to be what Cohen is. I believed in him long ago.

  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Quinton Spain G, Buffalo Bills
    Bills signed OG Quinton Spain, formerly of the Titans, to a one-year contract.

    Offensive line has been a priority this offseason in Buffalo, as Spain joins C Mitch Morse, RG Spencer Long, RT Ty Nsekhe, OG Jon Feliciano, and OT LaAdrian Waddle as newcomers. Spain started 42-of-48 games for the Titans the last three seasons and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 40 guard out of 81 qualifiers in 2018. He gives Buffalo yet another option to push second-year LG Wyatt Teller.
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    Apr 3, 2019, 10:06 AM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    P.J. Williams DB, New Orleans Saints
    Saints re-signed CB P.J. Williams to a one-year contract.

    New Orleans signed CB Patrick Robinson last offseason to take snaps off Williams' back, but Robinson ended up breaking his ankle in September. That left Williams to again handle nickel duties between Marshon Lattimore and trade acquisition Eli Apple. Williams graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 103 cover corner out of 123 qualifiers. Williams is best-suited as a dime back.
    Apr 2, 2019, 9:34 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445

    Shelby Harris DL, Denver Broncos
    Broncos re-signed DL Shelby Harris to a one-year, $3.095 million contract.

    Harris signed his second-round level RFA tender. Coming off a pair of excellent seasons, Harris is capable of playing both inside and out along the defensive line. He generated some pass-rushing heat last season while gobbling up the run. The 2014 seventh-rounder turns 28 in August and will be headed to unrestricted free agency next spring.
    Source: Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter
    Apr 2, 2019, 4:48 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445

    Ryan Grant WR, Oakland Raiders
    Raiders signed WR Ryan Grant, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year contract.

    It's worth "up to" $2.5 million. Grant, 28, played for Jon Gruden's brother, Jay, in Washington and earned the nickname "Ryan Gruden" because of how much Jay loved him. He's now back in the family. Grant spent last season with the Colts and mustered up a disappointing 35-334-1 line on 52 targets across 14 games with Andrew Luck. Grant won't be guaranteed a roster spot but should be viewed on the inside looking out right now. He obviously will not be a fantasy option in Oakland.
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    Apr 3, 2019, 2:12 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Keith Reaser DB, Kansas City Chiefs
    Chiefs signed CB Keith Reaser.

    Reaser is the first AAF castoff to land back in the NFL. He showed well with the de facto champion Orlando Apollos. Pro Football Focus charted him as the league's best corner. A 2014 fifth-rounder, Reaser spent 2017 on the Chiefs' practice squad before spending 2018 on injured reserve. He will still be a long shot to crack the 53-man roster, but his solid spring has reinvigorated his chances more than a typical offseason would have.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Apr 4, 2019, 3:23 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Dakota Dozier G, Minnesota Vikings
    Vikings signed OL Dakota Dozier, formerly of the Jets.

    Dozier is a jack-of-all-trades reserve lineman who typically saw 100-200 snaps per season with Gang Green. He will be employed in similar fashion in Minnesota.
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    Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter
    Apr 4, 2019, 4:06 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445

    Rashad Ross WR, Carolina Panthers
    Panthers signed WR Rashad Ross.

    A 2013 undrafted free agent, Ross bounced around the back end of NFL rosters before shining for the "Arizona Hotshots" in the AAF. He posted a robust 36/583/7/16.2 line across eight games. No spring chicken — Ross turned 29 in February — he will need to light up padless practices before having a strong preseason to crack the Panthers' 53-man roster.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Apr 4, 2019, 5:18 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    This could make him a sneaky good IDP Safety...

    Morgan Burnett DB, Cleveland Browns
    Browns signed S Morgan Burnett to a two-year contract.

    Unhappy with his role as a dime linebacker in Pittsburgh, Burnett was finally granted his release by the Steelers earlier this week, and he did not have to wait long to find a new home. It is possible Cleveland adds someone else, but Burnett looks like the favorite to start opposite Damarious Randall at this point.
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    Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Apr 5, 2019, 10:18 AM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Duke Thomas DB, Minnesota Vikings
    Vikings signed DB Duke Thomas, formerly of the AAF's Salt Lake Stallions.

    A UDFA out of Texas, Thomas blazed a 4.41 40-time at his pro day before stalling out in four preseason games with the Texans. He earned a shot with the Vikings after flashing in Salt Lake with four pass breakups and an interception, all the while leading all corners in tackles for a loss. Thomas is the fifth former AAF standout to sign with an NFL team thus far.
    Source: Scott Casterline on Twitter
    Apr 5, 2019, 12:14 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445

    J'Marcus Webb T, Indianapolis Colts
    Colts re-signed RT J'Marcus Webb.

    Webb got the nod in Week 1 for the Colts but was moved to injured reserve for the rest of the season following a hamstring injury. Indy brings back all five starting linemen in Anthony Castonzo (left tackle), Quenton Nelson (left guard), Ryan Kelly (center), Mark Glowinski (right guard) and Braden Smith (right tackle) in 2019, but Webb is serviceable depth that could step in at any moment and plug a hole.
    Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter
    Apr 5, 2019, 11:01 AM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    DeMarcus Lawrence DL, Dallas Cowboys
    Cowboys signed DE DeMarcus Lawrence to a five-year, $105 million contract.

    Lawrence gets $65 million guaranteed, but his $21 million AAV comes in behind Khalil Mack. This makes him the highest paid 4-3 end in the league. Lawrence had threatened to holdout without a new deal, so Dallas was able to avoid a potentially messy situation and lock up their top pass rusher. With Lawrence signed, the Cowboys can now turn their attention to extensions for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.
    Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
    Apr 5, 2019, 7:03 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Jake Kumerow WR, Green Bay Packers
    Packers re-signed WR Jake Kumerow.

    Kumerow finally got around to signing his exclusive rights tender. Now that he's under contract, Kumerow can take part in offseason workouts, which begin on Monday. The 27-year-old barely saw the field in 2018, spending most of the year on I.R. with a shoulder injury.
    Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter
    Apr 5, 2019, 5:07 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Jordan Richards DB, Oakland Raiders
    Raiders signed S Jordan Richards.

    The Falcons traded a conditional seventh-rounder for Richards at final cuts last year. He went on to start 12 games after Keanu Neal suffered a torn ACL in Week 1. Richards was a liability in coverage but gives the Raiders a third safety behind Lamarcus Joyner and Karl Joseph. He's also a cog on special teams.
    Apr 5, 2019, 5:00 PM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Alex Barrett DL, Oakland Raiders
    Raiders signed DE Alex Barrett.

    Barrett totaled 15 tackles and two sacks over an eight-game stint with the AAF's San Diego Fleet. The league's collapse this week left the San Diego State alum unemployed, but obviously it didn't take him long to resurface. Barrett appeared in two games for the Lions in 2017 and spent part of last year on Detroit's practice squad.
    Source: raiders.com
    Apr 5, 2019, 4:23 PM
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 10,191
    Patriots signed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, formerly of the Jaguars, to a one-year contract.

    ASJ was easily the best tight end left on the free-agent market. New England made a push for Jared Cook following Rob Gronkowski's retirement, but Cook opted to stay committed to the Saints. For the Patriots, Seferian-Jenkins joins Matt LaCosse, Jacob Hollister, and Stephen Anderson at tight end. ASJ posted a miserable 11-90-1 line for the Jaguars in five games last season before landing on I.R. with a core injury.
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  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 10,191
    Panthers sign Chris Hogan to a one-year deal.

    There were reports early in the offseason that Hogan was garnering interest from "multiple teams." They were never believable, and signing this deep into free agency after no known visits with other teams shows Hogan's market was extremely weak. Hogan had trouble breaking through the Patriots' undermanned receiver corps in 2018 to catch just 35 passes but turned them into 532 yards (15.2 YPR) and three scores. Hogan is a solid deep threat with a 6'1/210 frame but also turns 31 this year. That deep threat viability would seem to mesh well with Cam Newton's big arm, but D.J. Moore and probably even Curtis Samuel are higher in the pecking order for the Panthers. AAF standout Rashad Ross is also in the mix here. Hogan's fantasy outlook isn't great.
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  • swampiesswampies Posts: 3,436
    WTCM said:

    Panthers sign Chris Hogan to a one-year deal.

    There were reports early in the offseason that Hogan was garnering interest from "multiple teams." They were never believable, and signing this deep into free agency after no known visits with other teams shows Hogan's market was extremely weak. Hogan had trouble breaking through the Patriots' undermanned receiver corps in 2018 to catch just 35 passes but turned them into 532 yards (15.2 YPR) and three scores. Hogan is a solid deep threat with a 6'1/210 frame but also turns 31 this year. That deep threat viability would seem to mesh well with Cam Newton's big arm, but D.J. Moore and probably even Curtis Samuel are higher in the pecking order for the Panthers. AAF standout Rashad Ross is also in the mix here. Hogan's fantasy outlook isn't great.

    Makes wonder about Gordon status in NE now, are they still giving him a chance?
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  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 10,191
    Patriots are looking very slim at any receiver position. BB has been known to pull a magic of a hat but its getting thin.
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  • RamosianoRamosiano Posts: 131
    swampies said:

    WTCM said:

    Panthers sign Chris Hogan to a one-year deal.

    There were reports early in the offseason that Hogan was garnering interest from "multiple teams." They were never believable, and signing this deep into free agency after no known visits with other teams shows Hogan's market was extremely weak. Hogan had trouble breaking through the Patriots' undermanned receiver corps in 2018 to catch just 35 passes but turned them into 532 yards (15.2 YPR) and three scores. Hogan is a solid deep threat with a 6'1/210 frame but also turns 31 this year. That deep threat viability would seem to mesh well with Cam Newton's big arm, but D.J. Moore and probably even Curtis Samuel are higher in the pecking order for the Panthers. AAF standout Rashad Ross is also in the mix here. Hogan's fantasy outlook isn't great.

    Makes wonder about Gordon status in NE now, are they still giving him a chance?
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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445

    Patrick Chung DB, New England Patriots
    Patriots signed S Patrick Chung to a one-year extension through 2021.

    A one-year extension for a player who still had two years left on his deal is odd, but Chung is an important piece of New England's defense and has continued to play well into his 30s. He is now under contract through his age 34 season.
    Source: Field Yates on Twitter
    Apr 12, 2019, 10:42 PM
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    Adam Thielen WR, Minnesota Vikings
    Vikings signed WR Adam Thielen to a four-year, $64 million extension.

    Thielen had two years remaining on his contract, but this was expected to get done after playing last season at a $2.85 million salary. It's a deserved raise for Thielen, who had eight straight 100-yard games to open 2018 and is coming off career highs. Thielen's $16 million AAV places him just behind Brandin Cooks as the sixth-highest paid wideout in the league. The new deal keeps Thielen signed through 2024.
    Apr 12, 2019, 5:10 PM
  • OdellBeckhamSrOdellBeckhamSr Posts: 2,896
    D Thomas visiting Pats on Fri. No deal yet
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    Sterling Shepard WR, New York Giants
    Giants signed WR Sterling Shepard to a four-year, $41 million extension.

    Shepard was in the final year of his rookie contract. With Odell Beckham gone, the Giants are counting on him as their new No. 1 receiver. This is a nice deal for Shepard — who gets $21.3 million guaranteed. His $10.25 million AAV places him in the top-20 among wideouts. Coming off career highs in catches (66) and yards (872), Shepard is a good bet for his first 1,000-yard season in 2019.
    Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter
    Apr 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 10,191

    D Thomas visiting Pats on Fri. No deal yet

    Talk about falling off a cliff. Demariyus Thomas went from being a strong WR1 then steady WR2 to wasteland.
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    Gus Edwards RB, Baltimore Ravens
    Ravens signed Gus Edwards to a one-year contract.

    Edwards was an exclusive rights free agent, so he did not have much choice but to sign once the Ravens made the offer. Edwards averaged 93 rushing yards per game over the final seven last season and entered the offseason as the "No. 1 running back" according to coach John Harbaugh. That has changed following the addition of Mark Ingram, and there are rumors the Ravens could add another back in the draft. As it stands, it probably will take an injury for Edwards to have a fantasy-relevant role.
    Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter
    Apr 15, 2019, 9:08 AM
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 4,445
    Wilson staying put.


    Russell Wilson QB, Seattle Seahawks
    Seahawks signed Russell Wilson to a four-year, $140 million extension through 2023.

    The deal includes a massive $65 million signing bonus with $107 million in total guarantees, and the new money makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. The relatively short extension only runs through Wilson's age-34 season, so it is likely he will get another shot at a big deal. On the other hand, Wilson was not able to get his salary tied to the cap, a precedent he was reportedly hoping to set, but $140 million is a nice consolation prize. With this deal in place, the persistent trade rumors will finally go away, and the Seahawks can get back to underusing their best player.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Apr 16, 2019, 7:39 AM
  • swampiesswampies Posts: 3,436
    Well sad to hear this but as a Giant fan time to move on
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