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03/05 Falcons RB Devonta Freeman: I feel like a whole new monster
If the Falcons don't change their backfield during free agency or through the draft, it looks like second-year runner Devonta Freeman will be their lead back next season. That's a role for which he said he's more than ready. "Personally, I want to be the man," Freeman said recently. "I want to be the guy. I want to make my own name with the Atlanta Falcons. I want to go really, really far. I want... [Read More]
03/05 Broncos QB Peyton Manning passes physical, signs restructured 2015 contract
Peyton Manning has cleared the final hurdle that stood between him and playing football next fall: He passed his team physical on Thursday. Thus, it's officially official: Manning will play for the Denver Broncos in 2015. After the physical, Manning signed his restructured contract. The details of that pact were hammered out on Wednesday as the player and the team agreed to take $4 million off o... [Read More]
03/05 Report: Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe's time in Kansas City coming to an end
It appears the Chiefs are ready to move on from wide receiver Dwayne Bowe just two years into a five-year, $56 milliion contract. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are trying to orchestrate a trade for Bowe and if that falls through, the Chiefs are expected to simply release him. Bowe is slated to make $10.75 million next season and count $14 million against the cap. If Kansas City... [Read More]
03/04 Broncos QB Peyton Manning restructures contract, is excited for 2015 season
We've been waiting for an official announcement regarding Peyton Manning's status for the 2015 season. For all intents and purposes, it came Wednesday in the form of a contract restructuring. The Broncos and Manning have agreed to a slightly new deal for next season, one that will take just $4 million off the $19 million fully guaranteed contract Manning was set to earn prior to today. Of course,... [Read More]
03/04 Bills acquire QB Matt Cassel from Vikings
Now that the Bills are set to bring in LeSean McCoy to lead their backfield, one mammoth void among their offensive skill positions remains: They don't have a quarterback. They brought another one into the fold Wednesday, but it may not cure what ails them. Buffalo dealt for Matt Cassel earlier today. The trade in full involves Cassel and a 2015 sixth-round draft pick going Western New York in re... [Read More]
03/04 Saints release RB Pierre Thomas
In terms of the salary cap, no team is in worse financial shape than the New Orleans Saints. Close to $22 million over the new (and increased) salary cap just a couple of days ago, the franchise has had to make some tough decisions to get under the number for the 2015 season. One decision made was to release eight-year running back Pierre Thomas on Wednesday. Thomas, who was signed by New Orleans ... [Read More]
03/03 Blockbuster: Eagles trade RB LeSean McCoy to Bills for LB Kiko Alonso
Who went to bed last night thinking that LeSean McCoy wouldn't be a Philadelphia Eagle less than 24 hours later? Well, that's now a reality. The Eagles have dealt McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. That's it. A one-for-one shocker. McCoy, who turns 27 in July, carries an $11.95 million cap charge for the 2015 season, a number that had recently become the subject of much discus... [Read More]
03/03 Saints HC Sean Payton wants to keep RB Mark Ingram
Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday that he would prefer for free agent running back Mark Ingram to remain in New Orleans. "I spoke with Mark today," Payton said. "... Obviously, Mark is someone we want to keep. Hopefully we can do that." Ingram, a 2011 first-round pick, finally delivered on some of his promise in his fourth season. He gained more than 1,100 yards from scrimmage and scored... [Read More]
03/03 Cowboys, WR Cole Beasley agree to four-year contract
The Cowboys have signed a wide receiver to a long-term contract. No, not that one. Dallas and Cole Beasley agreed to a four-year deal Tuesday worth as much as $15.1 million, according to Beasley himself. The three-year pro had his best season in 2014, catching 37 balls for 420 yards and four touchdowns. In the Cowboys' final eight games of the season, including the playoffs, Beasley hauled in 28 ... [Read More]
03/02 Kicker Stephen Gostkowski gets Patriots' franchise tag
Kicker news! Stephen Gostkowski was franchise-tagged on Monday. The kicker tag will pay Gostkowski about $4.5 million, which represents around a 55 percent raise from his 2014 salary. Gostkowski has hit 73 of his last 78 field goal attempts over the past two seasons and hasn't missed an extra point attempt since 2006, a span that includes more than 400 PATs.... [Read More]
03/02 Dolphins TE Charles Clay gets the transition tag
We've already talked about the franchise tag, so let's cover it's lesser-known cousin, the transition tag. That's the tag that was placed on Dolphins tight end Charles Clay today. That tag will pay him about $7.1 million for the 2015 season. But since the value of the transition tag is an average of the top 10 salaries at a player's position -- as opposed to an average of the top five salaries at ... [Read More]
03/02 Franchise tags placed on Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
A couple of star wideouts have been extended offers that would pay them about $12.8 million for the 2015 season. And they're probably not happy about it. Mere hours prior to the 4 p.m. Eastern deadline to apply franchise tags to a player, the Broncos and Cowboys tagged their respective top wideouts, Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. Specifically, both players received the non-exclusive tag, meanin... [Read More]
03/02 Broncos want Cody Latimer to be their No. 3 WR
Wes Welker was the Broncos' third-leading wide receiver in 2014. Not that it meant a whole lot for fantasy purposes as Welker caught 49 passes for 464 yards and two scores. But in 2013, those numbers were 73, 778 and 10, respectively. Perhaps a receiver who is stronger, bigger, faster than Welker and 11 years his junior can claim those kind of stats in 2015. That's what Denver's brass is hoping. ... [Read More]
03/01 Cowboys will let RB DeMarco Murray test free agency
Characterizing the progress made toward reaching an extended contract with DeMarco Murray as "slow," Cowboys COO Stephen Jones realizes that Dallas' franchise back is destined to make his way to free agency. "He's probably going to get some peace (of mind) and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see," Jones said of Murray. "I do believe deep down he'd love to stay in Dallas. ... ... [Read More]
03/01 Cowboys indicate they will place franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant on Monday
The Cowboys have come to terms with the fact that they probably won't be able to come to terms with wide receiver Dez Bryant on a long-term deal before Monday's franchise tag deadline. Saying that it "would be a stretch" to think such a deal could get done by Monday, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones told CowboysHQ, "It looks like we're eyeing the franchise tag on Dez." However, Jones points out that app... [Read More]
02/27 Browns sign QB Josh McCown to three-year contract
The Cleveland Browns, who have been looking for stability and consistent production from the quarterback position since pretty much the start of the Reagan Administration, have signed their latest hope under center: Josh McCown. The two sides agreed to terms on a three-year contract Friday. There's no word yet on how much McCown will be getting paid. McCown, who will turn 36 years old in July, re... [Read More]
02/27 Dolphins cast off WRs Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson
Get ready for a very, very different receiving corps in 2015, Dolphins fans. The team is trying its damnedest to trade Mike Wallace, and today, Miami parted ways with Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. Those two represent the Dolphins' third- and fourth-leading receivers from 2014, respectively. But neither player caught 40 balls or accumulated 500 yards last season. These two cuts combined give M... [Read More]
02/27 Falcons cut WR Harry Douglas
The Falcons continued to cut salary on the offensive side of the ball by letting go of wide receiver Harry Douglas on Friday. Douglas, 30, is one season removed from an 85-catch, 1,000-yard campaign. However, those numbers dropped to 51 and 556, respectively, this past season. Douglas also missed a month of action due to a foot injury. His release saves Atlanta $3.5 million and comes one day after... [Read More]
02/27 RB Steven Jackson cut by Falcons, wants to keep playing
Steven Jackson's unimpressive two-year stint in Atlanta has come to an end. Jackson doesn't want to say the same about his career. Jackson was released by the Falcons on Thursday. The 31-year-old's release saves the team $3.75 million in cap space. He has spent 11 years in the league, has rushed for more than 11,000 yards and has led his team in ground yardage in all but one of his seasons in the... [Read More]
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