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2011 player movement tracker

Senior Fantasy Writer

There are two kinds of Fantasy Football owners: Those who stay on top of the news all year long, and those who wake up the day of their draft and pretend to have a clue as to who plays on which team.

Clearly, you're the former -- you want to know where the top Fantasy-relevant players are headed. So we've devised this sortable chart that will track the movement of relevant Fantasy players this offseason.

As you might have heard, there is no labor agreement between the NFL's owners and players after the 2010 season. Because of this, there is uncertainty as to how free agency will work under a new agreement.

Last offseason, only free agents who had six or more years of service were unrestricted. Free agents with three-to-five years of service were restricted, and all others were exclusive-rights free agents. Because of the labor uncertainty, we labeled the years of service each restricted free agent has since some of them might not be restricted when a deal is reached.

Some additional free-agent notes:

UFA: Unrestricted Free Agent -- A player who can sign anywhere.*
RFA: Restricted Free Agent -- A player who can sign anywhere but original team can match offer or receive compensation from new team. (Compensation will be added upon announcement of team designations.)
EXFA: Exclusive Rights Free Agent -- A player who can only negotiate with current team.
FRAN: Franchised Player -- A player who is guaranteed a one-year deal from his original team at the average salary of the five highest-paid players at his position. If new team signs player, original team gets two first-round picks from new team as compensation.
TRAN: Transition Player -- A player who is guaranteed a one-year deal from his original team at the average salary of the 10e highest-paid players at his position. Original team receives no compensation if it doesn't match offer from new team.

*- released players also have this designation

Here's our list of players entering a contract year, and here's our list of overvalued players.

NFL Free Agents To Be (sortable)
Pos.Player'10 teamStatus as of '11 offseason
RBAddai, JosephINDRFA-5
KAkers, DavidPHITRAN
WRAmendola, DannySTLEXFA
LBAnderson, JamesCARRFA-5
WRAromashodu, DevinCHIRFA-5
DBAsomugha, NnamdiOAKUFA
DBAtogwe, OshiomoghoSTLTO REDSKINS
DLAvril, CliffDETRFA-3
DLBabin, JasonTENUFA
DBBabineaux, JordanSEAUFA
KBarth, ConnorTBRFA-3
RBBell, MikeCLERFA-5
RBBenson, CedricCINUFA
TEBoss, KevinNYGRFA-4
LBBradley, StewartPHIRFA-4
RBBradshaw, AhmadNYGRFA-4
WRBreaston, SteveARIRFA-4
QBBrohm, BrianBUFRFA-3
RBBrown, RonnieMIAUFA
KBryant, MattATLUFA
QBBulger, MarcBALUFA
LBBulluck, KeithNYGUFA
LBBurnett, KevinSDUFA
RBBush, MichaelOAKRFA-4
LBCarter, AndreWASUFA
WRClayton, MarkSTLUFA
QBClemens, KellenNYJUFA
RBCobbs, PatrickMIARFA-5
DLColeman, KenyonCLEUFA
QBCollins, KerryTENUFA
LBCooper, StephenSDUFA
DBCromartie, AntonioNYJRFA-5
KCrosby, MasonGBRFA-4
RBDarby, KennethSTLRFA-4
LBDavis, ThomasCARUFA
KDawson, PhilCLEFRAN
QBDixon, DennisPITRFA-3
WRDoucet, EarlyARIRFA-3
LBDumervil, ElvisDENUFA
WREdwards, BraylonNYJUFA
DLEdwards, RayMINRFA-5
QBEdwards, TrentJACRFA-4
DBElam, AbramCLERFA-5
DLEllis, ShaunNYJUFA
RBFaulk, KevinNEUFA
QBFavre, BrettMINUFA
TEFells, DanielSTLRFA-4
RBFelton, JeromeDETRFA-3
WRFloyd, MalcomSDRFA-5
KFolk, NickNYJRFA-4
RBFoster, ArianHOUEXFA
DBGoldson, DashonSFRFA-4
QBGradkowski, BruceOAKRFA-5
KGraham, ShayneNEUFA
RBGreen-Ellis, BenJarvusNERFA-3
LBGreenway, ChadMINFRAN
DBGrimes, BrentATLRFA-4
RBHamilton, LynellNORFA-3
DBHarper, RomanNORFA-5
LBHarris, DavidNYJFRAN
RBHarrison, JeromePHIRFA-5
RBHart, MikeINDRFA-3
KHartley, GarrettNORE-SIGNED
QBHasselbeck, MattSEAUFA
RBHightower, TimARIRFA-3
RBHilliard, LexMIARFA-3
WRHolmes, SantonioNYJRFA-5
WRHoushmandzadeh, T.J.BALUFA
DBHouston, ChrisDETRFA-4
RBJackson, BrandonGBRFA-4
DBJackson, TanardTBRFA-4
QBJackson, TarvarisMINRFA-5
WRJackson, VincentSDFRAN
DLJohnson, CharlesCARRFA-4
LBJones, DhaniCINUFA
WRJones, JacobyHOURFA-4
WRJones, JamesGBRFA-4
DBJoseph, JohnathanCINRFA-5
DLKiwanuka, MathiasNYGRFA-5
RBKuhn, JohnGBRFA-3
DBLandry, DawanBALRFA-5
QBLeftwich, ByronPITUFA
QBLeinart, MattHOURFA-5
KLongwell, RyanMINUFA
DBManning, DaniealCHIRFA-5
QBManning, PeytonINDFRAN
KMare, OlindoSEAUFA
RBMaroney, LaurenceDENRFA-5
DBMarshall, RichardDALRFA-5
LBMcClain, JameelBALRFA-3
RBMcClain, LeRonBALRFA-4
TEMcMichael, RandySDUFA
DBMikell, QuintinPHIRFA-5
TEMiller, ZachOAKRFA-4
WRMoore, LanceNORFA-5
QBMoore, MattCARRFA-4
RBMoore, MeweldePITUFA
RBMorris, SammyNEUFA
LBMorrison, KirkJACUFA
WRMoss, SantanaWASUFA
WRNaanee, LegeduSDUFA
RBNorwood, JeriousATLRFA-5
WROwens, TerrellCINUFA
DBPage, JarradNERFA-5
QBPennington, ChadMIAUFA
LBPeterson, MikeATLUFA
DBPollard, BernardHOURFA-5
RBPortis, ClintonWASUFA
LBPosluszny, PaulBUFRFA-4
KPrater, MattDENRFA-4
KRayner, DaveDETRFA-4
RBReece, MarcelOAKEXFA
KReed, JeffSFUFA
RBRhodes, DominicINDUFA
WRRice, SidneyMINRFA-4
WRRobinson, LaurentSTLRFA-4
LBRuud, BarrettTBUFA
LBSession, ClintINDRFA-4
DLSeymour, RichardOAKRE-SIGNED
WRSims-Walker, MikeJACRFA-4
QBSmith, AlexSFUFA
RBSmith, KevinDETRFA-3
WRSmith, SteveNYGRFA-4
QBSmith, TroySFRFA-4
RBSnelling, JasonATLRFA-4
LBSpikes, TakeoSFUFA
RBSproles, DarrenSDUFA
WRStallworth, DonteBALUFA
QBStanton, DrewDETRFA-4
WRStuckey, ChansiCLEUFA
KSuisham, ShaunPITUFA
RBTaylor, FredNEUFA
QBThigpen, TylerMIARFA-4
TEThomas, DavidNOUFA
RBTolbert, MikeSDRFA-3
LBTulloch, StephenTENRFA-5
KVinatieri, AdamINDUFA
LBVrabel, MikeKCUFA
DBWashington, FabianBALUFA
RBWashington, LeonSEARE-SIGNED
DBWeddle, EricSDRFA-4
WRWeems, EricATLRFA-3
RBWestbrook, BrianSFUFA
RBWilliams, CadillacTBUFA
RBWilliams, DeAngeloCARRFA-5
RBWilliams, RickyMIAUFA
LBWimbley, KamerionOAKRE-SIGNED
DBWright, EricCLERFA-4
DBZbikowski, TomBALRFA-3

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Report: Titans S Bernard Pollard wants to be released
by R.J. White |
(12:52 am ET) Titans safety Bernard Pollard has requested a release from his contract, The Tennessean reports. He is scheduled to make $3.1 million in the final season of his two-year deal in 2015.

Pollard submitted his request to general manager Ruston Webster at the end of the regular season, per the report. He is recovering from a ruptured Achilles and wants to play in 2015, but said on The Tennessean's Bernard Pollard Show earlier this month that he was unsure of his future with the Titans.

"I am not getting any younger, so I want to win, I really do. I want to win,'' Pollard said. "Looking at how things took place this year, looking at where (the Titans) need to be for next year, that is a tough, tough question, and I don't even know if they can give me the answer. I have one year on my deal, but it is going to take some time."

Pollard has been out of his walking boot for a month and is making progress in rehab. He suffered his Achilles injury in Week 5 and was placed on injured reserve.

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(1/30/2015) The Patriots will be at nearly full strength for Sunday’s Super Bowl as the following players have been listed as probable: Tom Brady (ankle), Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), Chris Jones (elbow), Akeem Ayers (knee), Darrelle Revis (non-injury-related) and Sealver Siliga (foot).

All except Brady were limited participants in practice Friday. The only question mark is center Bryan Stork, who is questionable with a knee injury and was limited in practice Friday.

The Patriots are currently 1-point favorites against Seattle.

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Chancellor was a late addition to the injury report, when he fell on the next-to-last play of practice and missed the last play. He was not limping on his way off. All other players were full participants in practice Friday.

The Seahawks are currently 1-point underdogs against New England.

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(1/30/2015) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he will avoid surgery on his shoulder after testing it at the Pro Bowl. 

"I’ve been doing rehab and I’m going to start back on my rehab Monday and really there’s going to be no surgery," Graham told SiriusXM radio. "I’m just going to do rehab, strengthen the area. That’s what’s best — not having to take six months off and try to heal up with a surgery, but now have those six months to work on all things I need to to try and hopefully get to a place like (the Super Bowl) next year."

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(1/30/2015) Vikings veteran wideout Greg Jennings said during a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview on Friday that embattled running back Adrian Peterson is wanted back by everyone in the organization, per ESPN.

"I don't know if he'll be back. I can't answer that question," Jennings said. "But what I do know is that if he does come back, he'd be accepted with open arms. As an organization from the Wilfs on down, we all want him back. So, I mean, it's a touchy subject and he's been the franchise player -- face of that team -- for eight years. So it will be a loss, a huge loss, if we can't get him back, and that's the nature of this business."

In November, Peterson was suspended by the league without pay for the rest of the season, making him ineligible for reinstatement until at least April 15. The move came after Peterson pleaded no contest to recklessly injuring his 4-year-old son last May. He is under contract with the Vikings for next season, and is set to earn $12.75 million.

It's unclear at this point if Jennings has talked to Zygi and Mark Wilf about the Peterson situation. What is clear is that the team is not allowed to communicate with Peterson during his suspension.

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(1/30/2015) Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin believes he will be back in Philadelphia in next season. His representatives and the Eagles are in the process of negotiating a new contract for the 27-year-old, who will become a free agent in March unless he is re-signed.

"I'm excited about what the future holds," Maclin said on Friday. "Once again, both sides have made it known what we want to do. I think it will take care of itself."

He could be franchise tagged if a deal is not signed. The tag number for wide receivers is yet to be determined.

Maclin had 85 catches in 2014 for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns in Philadelphia.

Bears sign LB DeDe Lattimore to two-year contract extension
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(1/30/2015) The Bears have signed linebacker DeDe Lattimore to a two-year contract extension. He appeared in 10 games as a rookie in 2014, recording five special teams tackles.

Jaguars' Khan 'very optimistic' about WR Blackmon being reinstated
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(1/30/2015) Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said Friday he is "very optimistic" about wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who missed the 2014 season after being suspended indefinitely for a third violation of the league's substance abuse policy, being reinstated to the NFL.

"I think he's paid his dues and I think he's got his life together," Khan said, per The Florida Times-Union.

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(1/30/2015) After the union field a grievance last week against the NFL over changes to the NFL personal conduct policy, Players Association president Eric Winston said Thursday the new policy "violates the CBA in several ways and we're going to be grieving this as far as we can."

NFL owners unanimously approved the changes in December.

"We have an agreement with the league and they have an agreement with us," Winston said, per the Associated Press. "We're going to hold them to that agreement. Many aspects of this policy fall outside of the CBA and we're going to continue fighting it going forward."

Following former Ravens running back Ray Rice's domestic violence case and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's child abuse case, a more extensive list of prohibited conduct was included in the policy, as well as criteria for paid leave for anyone charged with a violent crime. A suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, sexual assault, battery, domestic violence, child abuse and other forms of family violence will be in effect.

"The league's revised conduct policy was the product of a tremendous amount of analysis and work and is based on input from a broad and diverse group of experts within and outside of football, including current players, former players, and the NFL Players Association," the league said in a statement last week.

"We and the public firmly believe that all NFL personnel should be held accountable to a stronger, more effective conduct policy. Clearly, the union does not share that belief."

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(1/30/2015) Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is set to become a free agent in March, unless he agrees to a contract extension or Denver uses the franchise tag on him. If he does become a free agent, former teammate Eric Decker hopes Thomas would consider joining him on the Jets roster.

Decker spent a few days in Arizona this week with Thomas filming a commercial.

“I’ve been pushing for the entire year now,” Decker said in a telephone interview with The New York Post. “It was just another opportunity to talk to him about it. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. I think it would be tough for Denver to let him go. So whether they franchise-tag him here in the next month or give him a long-term deal, he’s just one of those premier players in this league.

"If he happens to make it to free agency, I would love to sign him because playing alongside him for four years and especially the last two years made it a lot of fun and made it a lot easier. He’s just one of the great players in this league.”

Thomas recorded a career-best 1,619 receiving yards in 2014. It was his third straight season of 1,000-plus receiving yards. He also had at least 10 touchdowns for a third straight season.