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  1. Checking in on Spiller's free-agent options

    Tom Carpenter

    Veteran running back C.J. Spiller is just about a week away from being able to test the market as an unrestricted free agent. He recently said that he was open to re-signing with the Buffalo Bills, which made an offseason coaching change from Doug Ma...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  2. Dwight Freeney not prepared to retire?

    Tom Carpenter

    Veteran DE/OLB Dwight Freeney recently turned 35 years old, so 2014 may well have been his swansong campaign in the NFL. However, he isn't quite ready to hang up his cleats, noting that ideally he would like to play again for the San Diego Chargers i...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  3. Expectations for DeMarco's next contract

    Tom Carpenter

    The Dallas Cowboys have decided to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, instead of running back DeMarco Murray, as was largely expected. For Murray, that means he can test the market next week as an unrestricted free agent, though he st...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  4. Post-separation plans for Jones, Ravens

    Tom Carpenter

    Last week, the Baltimore Ravens released veteran wide receiver and return man Jacoby Jones. While they shaved his $3.375 million contract off of their books, the dead money left on the deal means they saved only $750K worth of salary-cap space. Jo...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  5. Possible suitors for Ndamukong Suh

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have decided against using the franchise tag on unrestricted free agent Ndamukong Suh. Although there was some buzz that they may go ahead and use the tag, the hefty price of nearly $27 million that would have counted against their ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  6. What's the logic behind McCown signing?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown last week to a three-year, $14 million contract with $6.25 million guaranteed. About all we know for certain as a result of this signing is that Brian Hoyer will not be back with the team in...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  7. Might Bell be suspended four games?

    Tom Carpenter

    The general expectation is that Le'Veon Bell will be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season as the result of his DUI arrest late last summer. However, because the DUI was connected to marijuana and not alcohol, Bell may face a longer...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  8. What does future hold for Hawk, Packers?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Green Bay Packers released A.J. Hawk last week, a move that shaved $3.5 million off of their salary cap. What does his future hold? Might the Packers re-sign him, as they did a few years ago? "No. It was not about money with A.J. Hawk, unli...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  9. Will Clay replace Julius in Denver?

    Tom Carpenter

    As I noted earlier this week, the Denver Broncos tight end corps could be in major flux this offseason, as Julius Thomas, Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. Broncos chief John Elway said he sees tight end as...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  10. Will V-Jax be back with Bucs in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' future at wide receiver is invested in Mike Evans, whom they drafted in the first round last year. That leaves veteran Vincent Jackson as a fairly hefty short-term investment with a $12.2 million salary-cap hit next season. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  11. Eagles determined to draft Mariota?

    Tom Carpenter

    With the combine in the rear-view mirror, we have just about two months left until the NFL draft. Most signs continue to point toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. That leaves the positioning of Marcus...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  12. Will Lions re-sign Rob Sims?

    Tom Carpenter

    Guard Rob Sims has spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions, but the club has been relatively quiet this offseason in discussing whether he will re-sign with the team as an unrestricted free agent. However, general manager Martin Mayhew ...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  13. Where will Peterson play in 2015?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although a judge opened the door Thursday for Adrian Peterson to resume his NFL career, the league intends to appeal the decision, so nothing is set in stone by any means. Even if he is cleared to play next season, he may not be back with the Vikings...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  14. Pass protection key for Tre Mason in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first month of the 2014 season, rookie Tre Mason didn't set foot on the gridiron. Once he made his NFL debut in Week 6, Mason led the St. Louis Rams in rushing in each game the rest of the way, finishing with 765 yards and a 4.3 YPC. The r...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  15. Travis Kelce set for 2015 breakout?

    Tom Carpenter

    While Anthony Fasano has been a decent tight end for much of his career, fantasy junkies spent all of last season waiting for him to get out of Travis Kelce's way, so the younger tight end could maximize his pass-catching stats. It appears that th...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  16. Why Packers can afford Peppers

    Tom Carpenter

    Although the Green Bay Packers could shave $7 million off of their salary cap for 2015 by releasing Julius Peppers, coach Mike McCarthy last week was quick to shoot down the notion that they may actually cut the veteran this offseason. "I must be ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015