Research Tools - News

  • Marquez White DB - DAL
    • Tue, Jul 17, 6:44pm

      White was arrested June 15 in Collin County, Texas and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Jon Johnson of the Dothan Eagle reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: White said the arrest stemmed from a "road rage incident" that occurred last October, with a delayed police investigation resulting in the second-degree felony charge being brought forth several months later. The Cowboys and the NFL will presumably wait for the legal process to play out before levying any punishment for White, who is slated to compete for a depth role in the Dallas secondary during training camp.

      by Rotowire.com
    • Tue, Jul 17, 12:20pm

      Cooks signed a five-year extension with the Rams on Tuesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the new contract is worth $80 million and will run through 2023. An extension has long been expected, with the Rams apparently quite confident Cooks will be a better fit than Sammy Watkins in head coach Sean McVay's offensive system. The speedy wideout does have the look of a safe investment, considering he'll turn 25 in September and hasn't missed a game or fallen shy of 1,000 yards since his 2014 rookie season. The possibility of Cooper Kupp or Robert Woods challenging for the team target lead is probably the biggest concern for prospective fantasy owners, though the wealth of weapons will also prevent defenses from overplaying Cooks, who should then be able to take advantage with long gains. He's unlikely to thrive without the help of frequent big plays, as only 11 of his 27 career receiving touchdowns have come on snaps inside the red zone.

      by Rotowire.com
    • Tue, Jul 17, 10:39am

      Bell's agent said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that the running back is expected to skip training camp but report to the team before Week 1.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: It appears Bell will take a similar route to what he did last year, when he reported to the Steelers and signed his tender just nine days before the start of the regular season. Bell was unable to reach a long-term contract agreement before Monday's deadline, and his agent hinted that this would be Bell's final season in Pittsburgh given the circumstances. The 26-year-old is set to make $14.54 million this season, and a third year under the franchise tag would cost approximately $21 million in 2019. Bell should be fit and ready for his 2018 campaign, looking to make a strong impression before he hits the open market next offseason.

      by Rotowire.com
    • Tue, Jul 17, 6:57am

      Gronkowski is expected to report to training camp July 25, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: Gronkowski's absence from the voluntary portion of the Patriots' offseason program led some rumors that he could be a holdout during training camp. He may be displeased with his contract, but he showed up for mandatory minicamp in June and apparently intends to do the same for the start of training camp, perhaps hoping the team will reward his show of good faith. With Brandin Cooks off to Los Angeles and Julian Edelman suspended for the first four weeks of the season, Gronkowski needs to gear up for a high-volume role early in the year. The 29-year-old tight end has two years remaining on his contract, but he's hinted at the possibility of early retirement.

      by Rotowire.com
    • Tue, Jul 17, 6:47am

      Fitzgerald suggested he may continue playing beyond 2018, Jace Frederick of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "It doesn't really matter about the age, it's about what you put into it and your mind-set," Fitzgerald said. "If you still produce and you play at a high level, you kind of determine how long you want to play. If I can stay at a high level, I still keep destiny in my own hands."

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: The 34-year-old wide receiver is entering the final year of his contract and remains adamant about his intention to finish his career in Arizona. Fitzgerald didn't show any signs of slowing down last season, finishing second in the league in catches and ninth in receiving yards despite playing with Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton for much of the year. Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen should provide an upgrade on the 2017 quarterback situation, and the Cardinals still don't have much in the way of competition for targets. Fitzgerald needs 390 receiving yards to pass Terrell Owens for second place on the all-time list.

      by Rotowire.com
  • Bam Bradley LB - BAL
    • Mon, Jul 16, 4:20pm

      Bradley (knee) will begin training camp on the Ravens' Physically Unable to Perform list, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: Bradley, who did not participate in team drills during spring workouts, remains in recovery from a torn ACL he sustained last September. It isn't clear when the linebacker could be activated off the PUP list.

      by Rotowire.com
  • Jaylen Hill DB - BAL
    • Mon, Jul 16, 4:16pm

      Hill (knee) will begin training camp on the Ravens' Physically Unable to Perform list, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: This comes as no surprise considering Hill is only seven months removed from the torn ACL and MCL he sustained late last December. There's no telling when the cornerback will be back in action, and there's a strong possibility Hill will also begin the regular season on Baltimore's PUP list.

      by Rotowire.com
    • Mon, Jul 16, 1:36pm

      Joyner did not reach a contract agreement with the Rams prior to Monday's 4:00 PM ET deadline for franchise-tagged players, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: Coming off a breakout campaign in his first year as a full-time safety, Joyner was deemed worth of the franchise tag over former teammate Sammy Watkins. The Rams will now pay their starting free safety $11.29 million in 2018, with the option to tag him again for approximately $13.5 million next offseason. Joyner's excellent work in pass coverage makes him one of the more valuable safeties in the league, but it didn't translate to much IDP value last season as he managed just 49 tackles in 12 games. He did have nine passes defended and three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

      by Rotowire.com
    • Mon, Jul 16, 1:30pm

      Lawrence did not reach a contract agreement with the Cowboys prior to Monday's 4:00 PM ET deadline for franchise-tagged players, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: There hasn't been much buzz about Lawrence and the Cowboys discussing a long-term contract, with both sides seemingly content to see how things play out on a one-year, $17.1 million franchise tag. The team can tag the 26-year-old again next offseason, but it would cost approximately $20.6 million the second time around. Lawrence set career highs across the board in 2017, with 58 tackles, 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. He had 55 tackles and eight sacks in 2015, but managed just one sack in nine games during an injury-marred 2016 campaign.

      by Rotowire.com
  • Justin Jackson RB - LAC
    • Mon, Jul 16, 11:41am

      Jackson, the 251st overall pick in April's draft, appears to have a path to a meaningful role, Ricky Henne of the team's official website reports.

      Read Analysis

      Analysis: While most seventh-round rookies are lucky just to stick on the practice squad, Jackson should have the inside track to a spot on the 53-man roster, considering the Chargers only have undrafted players Russell Hansbrough and Detrez Newsome as competition for the No. 3 RB job. Jackson came out of Northwestern as the No. 3 rusher in Big Ten history (6,289 yards) and excelled in agility drills at the combine, but his combination of elusiveness and speed (4.52 40) loses some luster once his thin frame (6-foot, 199 pounds) is taken into account. No. 2 back Austin Ekeler is also on the small side, but he's at least more compact than Jackson at 5-9, 195.

      by Rotowire.com
Loading...