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Apr
8

Free agent WR Wes Welker meeting with the Dolphins

Wes Welker is meeting with the Miami Dolphins today. Perhaps he will reunite with the team that once traded him to the Patriots, launching his career. It was evident in 2014 that Welker had more than lost a step. He also has serious health concerns due to multiple concussions. It seems at this point that the Dolphins are bringing in just about every veteran wideout for an interview.

Apr
8

Report: Jets agree to deal with RB Stevan Ridley

A source has told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that running back Stevan Ridley has decided to sign with the New York Jets, choosing them over the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. Ridley likely came cheap after he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee last year and is merely just a depth signing who has a skill set very similar to starting running back Chris Ivory. Ivory has dealt with injury issues in the past, completing only one full 16-game season through five NFL campaigns.

Apr
8

Report: Dolphins considering trading up in draft to acquire West Virginia WR Kevin White

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly reaching out to teams around the league, trying to find out the cost to move up in the draft and acquire West Virginia wideout Kevin White. Wide receiver is one of the Dolphins' key needs, White is considered the top prospect by many. His style would mesh well with QB Ryan Tannehill. However, White is projected by some to be a top-five pick. With only six total picks in this year's draft, it may be difficult for Miami to jump up that high. The Dolphins are scheduled to pick 14th in the first round.

Apr
9

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount allowed to play in preseason games

As reported on Tuesday, Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has been suspended one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy. However, he will be eligible to participate in all offseason activities and play in preseason games. He should be ready to go beginning in Week 2.

Apr
11

Patriots DE Chandler Jones believes DB Malcolm Butler will 'step up as one of the impact players'

After losing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner via free agency, the Patriots need someone to fill some big shoes in their secondary. Patriots star DE Chandler Jones thinks that man can be Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler.
"We're always preaching about, 'It's not who we don't have, but it's who we have.'" Jones explained. "I know you guys only heard of Malcolm Butler during the whole Super Bowl thing and that big play, but Malcolm has been making plays for us the whole season in practice, and he's been getting good looks for us. So I'm excited for him to step up as one of the impact players as well."

Apr
11

Dolphins QB and RBs get dynasty boost with five-year extension of C Mike Pouncey

The Miami Dolphins signed center Mike Pouncey to a five-year extension worth $52.15 million with $22 million guaranteed Saturday, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL. Pouncey played guard last season and struggled a bit after missing the first four games of the season as he recovered from hip surgery. The Dolphins plan to move him back to his natural position of center in 2015.

Apr
12

Report: Jets RB Stevan Ridley 'should be ready to go for training camp'

Running back Stevan Ridley is reportedly expected to join the Jets at their offseason program soon, and "he should be ready to go for training camp," a source has told Jets reporter Rich Cimini. The Jets appear to be very optimistic about Ridley's rehab. Nearly five months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL, it looks like Ridley will be ready for the start of the season.

Apr
15

Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder. The victim was 27-year-old semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He had just received a contract worth about $40 million when he was arrested in 2013. Now he is a convicted murderer spending the rest of his life in prison and has been linked to another murder case in Boston, which is scheduled to start in May. Hernandez is just 25 years old. This has little direct impact on the fantasy season. However, watching Hernandez being convicted of murder could affect how teams draft and view players with character issues. Jameis Winston is by far the best QB in this draft, however he could drop due to his checkered past. The same goes for other college starts like Dorial Green-Beckham, Randy Gregory and P.J. Williams.
Apr
15

Rex Ryan expects Bills WR Sammy Watkins (hip) to be a 'full go' at training camp

New Bills' head coach Rex Ryan says that Sammy Watkins, who had a procedure on his hip this offseason, should be ready to go come training camp. 'My understanding is Sammy is doing really well,' said Ryan. 'We're not going to see him out there until training camp. But he should be full go when we get to training camp.' Watkins himself also added, ''I'm feeling pretty good. I'm just getting back to working out, having fun with the guys. I'm just happy to be with the team and great coaches. I just have to keep getting better.' Watkins continued, 'I just believe in our staff. They're doing a great job. I've just got to keep working hard. Everything has been going good. I'm healing. They're working me out the right way. They keep me motivated and I've just got to keep getting better.' If true this is great news for Watkins. He was always expected to be healthy for the start of the season, nevertheless, this is encouraging news. This is pretty much the only good news Watkins owners have
Apr
15

Bills RB Fred Jackson on LeSean McCoy ''I'm not going to just hand him the job'

LeSean McCoy is assumed to be the feature back in Buffalo this season, which is a reasonable assumption. However, long-time Bills RB Fred Jackson doesn't necessarily see it that way. "They say (McCoy) is going to be the bell cow, but I'm not going to make it easy for him," Jackson declared. "I'm not going to just hand him the job."Of course everyone believes McCoy will be the feature back in Buffalo, especially after the Bills just gave him a five-year contract worth about $40 million. Also, Jackson is the oldest active back in the league as he was last season. Nonetheless, let's take a look back on Jackson's history. First off, everybody has written him off as too old for about four years, but he's continued to produce. Jackson was picked up as an undrafted free agent the same year the team drafted Marshawn Lynch 12th overall. Four-years later, after outperforming Beastmode, he made Lynch expendable and he was shipped to Seattle. Of course, C.J. Spiller is drafted. A dynamic runne