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2013 Draft Prep: 12-team draft

Senior Fantasy Writer
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Training camp is beautiful, isn't it? Football players report back to their teams and begin practicing. Coaches begin figuring out just who will play where and for how long. Fans start to foam at the mouth over every move their team makes. And Fantasy owners, both die-hard and chilled out, think forward about what to do in their drafts.

Of course, we've been mock drafting here and there for months, but this 12-team standard-scoring league is the first of four we'll do every single week. We'll pool our analysts together for a live video show and you can watch and listen to us think out loud as we go round by round and pick by pick.

Finally, some commentary joins our mocks instead of just the results being displayed. It's what we do this time every year.

So let's get to it. Here's the lineup:

1. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
2. Peter Madden,
Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
3. Dave Richard,
Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Michael Hurcomb, Editor,
Fantasy Sports
5. Jeff Tobin,
Associate Managing Editor
6. Scott White,
Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Chris Towers,
Fantasy Writer
8. Igor Mello,
Fantasy Writer
9. Will Brinson,
CBSSports.com Eye on Football Blogger
10. Larry Hartstein,
Fantasy Writer
11. Jamey Eisenberg,
Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Brian Westbrook,
Fantasy Football Today analyst

We went 15 rounds in this standard-scoring draft. That is to say, all touchdowns are worth six points with a point for every 10 yards rushing/receiving and a point for every 25 yards passing.

We'll start one QB, two RBs, two WRs, a TE, a FLEX (RB/WR/TE), a kicker and a DST. Every team will have six bench spots.

Remember, you can sound off on who did well and who whiffed in our draft by either writing us on Twitter (@CBSFantasyFB), posting on our Facebook page, posting on the message board underneath the draft results or opening up your window and yelling as loud as you can.

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Melchior Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Madden Arian Foster, RB, HOU
3 Richard Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 Hurcomb Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Tobin Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
6 White C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
7 Towers Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
8 Mello LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
9 Brinson Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
10 Hartstein Ray Rice, RB, BAL
11 Eisenberg Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
12 Westbrook Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Westbrook Matt Forte, RB, CHI
14 Eisenberg Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
15 Hartstein Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
16 Brinson Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
17 Mello A.J. Green, WR, CIN
18 Towers Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
19 White Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
20 Tobin Reggie Bush, RB, DET
21 Hurcomb DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
22 Richard Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
23 Madden Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
24 Melchior Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Melchior Frank Gore, RB, SF
26 Madden Drew Brees, QB, NO
27 Richard Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
28 Hurcomb Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
29 Tobin Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
30 White Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
31 Towers Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
32 Mello Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
33 Brinson Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
34 Hartstein David Wilson, RB, NYG
35 Eisenberg Roddy White, WR, ATL
36 Westbrook Randall Cobb, WR, GB
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Westbrook Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
38 Eisenberg Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
39 Hartstein Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
40 Brinson Darren Sproles, RB, NO
41 Mello Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
42 Towers Jason Witten, TE, DAL
43 White Marques Colston, WR, NO
44 Tobin Wes Welker, WR, DEN
45 Hurcomb Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
46 Richard Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
47 Madden Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
48 Melchior Eric Decker, WR, DEN
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Melchior Montee Ball, RB, DEN
50 Madden Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
51 Richard Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
52 Hurcomb Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
53 Tobin Cam Newton, QB, CAR
54 White Shane Vereen, RB, NE
55 Towers Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
56 Mello Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
57 Brinson Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
58 Hartstein Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
59 Eisenberg Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
60 Westbrook Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Westbrook Tavon Austin, WR, STL
62 Eisenberg Tom Brady, QB, NE
63 Hartstein Vernon Davis, TE, SF
64 Brinson Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
65 Mello Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
66 Towers Danny Amendola, WR, NE
67 White Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
68 Tobin Andre Brown, RB, NYG
69 Hurcomb James Jones, WR, GB
70 Richard Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
71 Madden Mark Ingram, RB, NO
72 Melchior Andrew Luck, QB, IND
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Melchior Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
74 Madden Ben Tate, RB, HOU
75 Richard Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
76 Hurcomb Tony Romo, QB, DAL
77 Tobin Steve Smith, WR, CAR
78 White BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
79 Towers Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
80 Mello DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
81 Brinson Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
82 Hartstein Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
83 Eisenberg Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
84 Westbrook Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Westbrook Zac Stacy, RB, STL
86 Eisenberg Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
87 Hartstein Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
88 Brinson Mike Williams, WR, TB
89 Mello Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
90 Towers T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
91 White Eli Manning, QB, NYG
92 Tobin DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
93 Hurcomb Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
94 Richard Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
95 Madden Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
96 Melchior Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Melchior Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
98 Madden Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
99 Richard Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
100 Hurcomb Danario Alexander, WR, SD
101 Tobin Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
102 White Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
103 Towers Vick Ballard, RB, IND
104 Mello Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
105 Brinson Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
106 Hartstein Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
107 Eisenberg Lance Moore, WR, NO
108 Westbrook Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Westbrook DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
110 Eisenberg Jared Cook, TE, STL
111 Hartstein Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
112 Brinson Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
113 Mello Antonio Gates, TE, SD
114 Towers Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
115 White Miles Austin, WR, DAL
116 Tobin Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
117 Hurcomb Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
118 Richard Joique Bell, RB, DET
119 Madden Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
120 Melchior Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Melchior Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
122 Madden Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
123 Richard Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
124 Hurcomb Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
125 Tobin Knile Davis, RB, KC
126 White Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
127 Towers Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
128 Mello Michael Bush, RB, CHI
129 Brinson Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
130 Hartstein Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
131 Eisenberg Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
132 Westbrook Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Westbrook Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
134 Eisenberg Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
135 Hartstein Chris Givens, WR, STL
136 Brinson Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
137 Mello Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
138 Towers Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
139 White Golden Tate, WR, SEA
140 Tobin Vincent Brown, WR, SD
141 Hurcomb Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
142 Richard Seahawks DST
143 Madden Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
144 Melchior Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Melchior Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
146 Madden DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
147 Richard Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
148 Hurcomb 49ers DST
149 Tobin Bears DST
150 White Broncos DST
151 Towers Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
152 Mello Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
153 Brinson Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
154 Hartstein Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
155 Eisenberg Bengals DST
156 Westbrook Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Westbrook Dolphins DST
158 Eisenberg Christine Michael, RB, SEA
159 Hartstein Rams DST
160 Brinson Texans DST
161 Mello Falcons DST
162 Towers Packers DST
163 White Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
164 Tobin Greg Little, WR, CLE
165 Hurcomb Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC
166 Richard Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
167 Madden Buccaneers DST
168 Melchior Patriots DST
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Melchior Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
170 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
171 Richard Blair Walsh, K, MIN
172 Hurcomb Phil Dawson, K, SF
173 Tobin Matt Bryant, K, ATL
174 White Matt Prater, K, DEN
175 Towers Justin Tucker, K, BAL
176 Mello David Akers, K, DET
177 Brinson Kai Forbath, K, WAS
178 Hartstein Mason Crosby, K, GB
179 Eisenberg Garrett Hartley, K, NO
180 Westbrook Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
 
Team by Team
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk
1.9 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.4 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.9 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
4.4 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
5.9 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
6.4 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
7.9 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
8.4 Mike Williams, WR, TB
9.9 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
10.4 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
11.9 Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
12.4 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
13.9 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
14.4 Texans DST
15.9 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk
1.11 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.2 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.11 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.2 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
5.11 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
6.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
7.11 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8.2 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.11 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.2 Jared Cook, TE, STL
11.11 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
12.2 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.11 Bengals DST
14.2 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
15.11 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk
1.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.3 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.10 David Wilson, RB, NYG
4.3 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
5.10 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
6.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
7.10 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.3 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9.10 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
10.3 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
11.10 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
12.3 Chris Givens, WR, STL
13.10 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
14.3 Rams DST
15.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.9 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.4 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
4.9 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
5.4 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
6.9 James Jones, WR, GB
7.4 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
8.9 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
9.4 Danario Alexander, WR, SD
10.9 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
11.4 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
12.9 Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
13.4 49ers DST
14.9 Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC
15.4 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk
1.2 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.11 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
3.2 Drew Brees, QB, NO
4.11 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.2 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.11 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
7.2 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
8.11 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
9.2 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
10.11 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
11.2 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
12.11 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.2 DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
14.11 Buccaneers DST
15.2 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.1 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.12 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
5.1 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
6.12 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
7.1 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
8.12 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
9.1 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
10.12 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
11.1 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
12.12 Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
13.1 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
14.12 Patriots DST
15.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk
1.8 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.5 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.8 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.5 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
5.8 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
6.5 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
7.8 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
8.5 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
9.8 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.5 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
11.8 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
12.5 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
13.8 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
14.5 Falcons DST
15.8 David Akers, K, DET
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.10 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.3 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.10 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
5.3 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6.10 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
7.3 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
8.10 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
9.3 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
10.10 Joique Bell, RB, DET
11.3 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
12.10 Seahawks DST
13.3 Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
14.10 Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
15.3 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk
1.5 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.8 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
3.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.8 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
5.5 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
6.8 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
7.5 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
8.8 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
9.5 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
10.8 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
11.5 Knile Davis, RB, KC
12.8 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
13.5 Bears DST
14.8 Greg Little, WR, CLE
15.5 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk
1.7 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.6 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3.7 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.6 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
5.7 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
6.6 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
7.7 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
8.6 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
9.7 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
10.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
11.7 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
12.6 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
13.7 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
14.6 Packers DST
15.7 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Brian Westbrook
Rd.Pk
1.12 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
2.1 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.12 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.1 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
5.12 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
6.1 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
7.12 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
8.1 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
9.12 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
10.1 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
11.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
12.1 Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
13.12 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
14.1 Dolphins DST
15.12 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
Scott White
Rd.Pk
1.6 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.7 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.6 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.7 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
6.7 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
7.6 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
8.7 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
9.6 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
10.7 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
11.6 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
12.7 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
13.6 Broncos DST
14.7 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
15.6 Matt Prater, K, DEN

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Saints tight end Jimmy Graham to avoid surgery on shoulder
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:34 pm ET) 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."

Graham, who had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, fought off the injury for most of the season. He was still unsure about having surgery before the Pro Bowl last week.

"It was something that really needed some rest and unfortunately it wasn’t able to get that during the season," he said. "It happened early and then you have about 10 straight weeks of trying to make it to the game. Now after having about three or four weeks and last week kind of testing it at the Pro Bowl, it feels great."


Vikings' Greg Jennings: We all want Adrian Peterson back
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4:26 pm ET) 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.


Eagles' Maclin believes contract will take care of itself
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:08 pm ET) 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
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:03 pm ET) 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
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:46 pm ET) 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.


NFLPA president Eric Winston: New conduct policy 'violates CBA'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:43 pm ET) 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."


Eric Decker 'pushing' for Demaryius Thomas to sign with Jets
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:38 pm ET) 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.


49ers CEO York: 'Defenses are not going to want to play against us'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:32 pm ET) 49ers CEO Jed York confirmed the promotion of quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst to offensive coordinator during an interview with NFL Network on Friday. York is particularly excited about Chryst, who has been the quarterbacks coach since 2011, continuing to work with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“With Kap, you got a guy in Geep Chryst who knows him better than anybody else,” York said, per CSNBayArea.com. “You have a great guy in (quarterbacks coach) Steve Logan who is coming to come in to work with him on fundamentals and allow us to put together a system that’s going to put Kap in the best position to make plays.

“How many quarterbacks in this league can run 90 yards for a touchdown? I can’t think of many. But you have to put Kap in a position where he can make those plays. And put Kap in a position where we can run the ball (and) we can throw the ball in ways that allow him to be successful and let him be the absolute stud that he can be on the field. And I think that’s what you’re going to see from us next year. Defenses are not going to want to play against us because you’re not going to know where we’re going to hit you.”


Bears' Bennett: Trestman will be 'excellent coordinator' for Ravens
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:34 pm ET) Marc Trestman lasted only two seasons as the Bears coach before losing his job. Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said on NFL Network on Friday that Trestman's demise in Chicago was plagued by his inability to control a locker room full of personalities.

"Trestman, I think, first off, the issue that he had, probably, was managing us all, all the different personalities," Bennett said. "There's a lot of big personalities (in the locker room). And I think, for a first-time head coach in the NFL, dealing with all the personalities that you have, I think that's hard when you got guys like me, you know, (Brandon) Marshall ... Lance Briggs on defense, (Charles) Tillman.

"There's so many guys with such outgoing personalities that managing those guys and bringing them all together is what a leader needs to do, you know? And that's one of the toughest things."

Although Trestman was fired in late December, he wasn't out of work for long, landing the job as the Ravens offensive coordinator after Gary Kubiak left to become the Broncos coach. Bennett believes Trestman will have success in his new role.

"Calling plays, he was excellent," Bennett said. "I think he's going to be an excellent coordinator for the Ravens.  Strategically, he was great. But on the field, guys just weren't executing.

"A lot of it comes back to the player preparation. If you're not preparing to a high level, then the coaches can only do so much; the game's not played on paper, it's played on grass. On paper, we look great. On grass, we looked bad."


Marijuana charges dropped against LeGarrette Blount in Pennsylvania
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:10 pm ET) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will not face charges for marijuana possession in Pennsylvania, Blount’s attorney said Friday.

Blount and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell were pulled over and arrested for pot possession in August, a day before a preseason game. Blount satisfied his penalty by working community service in Boston. He will not have to appear in court in Pittsburgh next week. 


 
 
 
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