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Apr
14

Report: Free agent WR Greg Jennings to meet with the Saints

Free agent wideout Greg Jennings continues to make his rounds. His next stop is reportedly New Orleans as he continues his attempt to find a suitor, but he has struggled to get a deal done. This news would lead you to believe that a deal with the Jaguars, with whom Jennings met Monday, is not in the cards for the 31-year-old.

Apr
24

Civil lawsuit brought up against potential first-overall pick QB Jameis Winston

Florida States QB Jameis Winston has had a civil lawsuit brought up against him by the same woman that accused him of rape in 2013. This was expected by both Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently hold the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft. In response to lawsuit Winston's lawyer David Cornwell commented, 'This stunt was expected. (The accuser's) false accusations have already been exposed and rejected six times. This time will be no different. Mr. Winston welcomes the opportunity to clear his name with the truth.'As much as the Bucs claim this will have no impact on their decision to draft Winston with the first pick, it's hard to believe. Internal questions have already been brought up in the Bucs front office about drafting Winston because of his checkered past. It has to be taken in to consideration when you are about to make a man the face of your franchise and he has a rape case hanging over his head. Nonetheless, in the end Tampa will probably end up drafting Wins
Apr
24

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy putting in '10-workout weeks'

Gerald McCoy says he is getting ready for the season by 'pulling 10-workout weeks'. He is trying to put himself in tough situations in order to prepare for the worst-case scenario. '(The objective) is to find out how tired you can be and still go hard,' McCoy said. 'Because last year we lost a lot of close games. And so I need to still be at my best in the fourth quarter when those close games are decided.''It's good to see McCoy putting in the work to reach his full potential and make the Buccaneers a better team. He has the potential to be a dominant IDP DT. With hard work and a clean slate of health, he can jump right to the top of the fantasy DT list. Hopefully he can stay healthy and that hard work will pay off.
Apr
24

Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin believes he can be a lot better in 2015

Kelvin Benjamin believes he can do much better this season than he did last season. That's saying a lot considering he caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine TDs as a rookie. Benjamin admits he became fatigued down the stretch last season. The fatigue was believed to be more mental than physical.The Panthers star rookie had a huge fantasy impact in 2014. I agree with Benjamin. The sky is the limit for this kid. With a full offseason to build chemistry with QB Cam Newton, look for KB to have a monster sophomore campaign.
Apr
25

Saints QB Drew Brees raves about WR Brandin Cooks

Drew Brees has been gushing about Brandin Cooks in a recent interview. He also revealed that the two of them had been working out together this offseason. Brees also said he is very excited about the young talent on his offense. When asked if Cooks was one of those guys Brees replied, "Oh yeah. Yeah, yeah. Man, I love everything about him, his makeup, and then just his physical ability. I mean he's got all kinds of talent."Everyone really seems to love Cooks and with good reason. He will be a fantasy star next season. I personally believe Cooks will be a top 10 PPR WR. The praise from Brees only helps further propel Cooks' value. He is my early breakout player of the year candidate.
Apr
25

Buccaneers re-sign restricted free agent RB Bobby Rainey

The Buccaneers have re-signed restricted free agent Bobby Rainey. It's a one-year $1.542 million deal. Rainey has been a cog in a committee down in Tampa. He has seen time as the starter thanks to a rash of injuries to the Bucs backs over the past few seasons. Rainey has performed pretty well when given the opportunity, he averaged 4.3 YPC last season. The issue is that there are just too many mouths to feed in Tampa. Even if none of those backs are all that great. He will likely compete with Doug Martin, Charles Sims and former Miami Hurricane Mike James.