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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team PPR mock

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Every Sunday morning before setting your lineup you're looking for those last-minute tips to help you win. You want to know who is active or inactive due to injury. Maybe it's a final decision on who to start or sit.

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Starting this Sunday at 11 a.m. ET through Week 17 we bring you Fantasy Football Today on CBSSports.com. We are the first with inactives and we provide you the most in-depth look at what will happen for that week. We'll have LIVE look-ins from stadiums around the league and you can call in and ask questions during our live broadcast.

To give you an inside look at what to expect this year, we decided to share our mock draft for the show. And we'll have two prominent people contributing to Fantasy Football Today this season that you must tune in for who took part in this draft.

The first is CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, who will provide the updated news of the day each week. And the second is a former Pro Bowl player who will provide a great mix of analysis and entertainment every Sunday. We'll reveal our full show lineup later this week.

This draft was a point-per-reception format and you can compare the results to the 12-team standard draft we did last week. These two guides should help you with any last-minute drafts prior to Thursday's season opener.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. There also is one point per reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Flango, FFT Producer
3. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Player To Be Named Later, former Pro Bowler/FFT analyst
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
8. Jason LaCanfora, CBS Sports NFL Insider
9. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
10. James Questel, FFT Producer
11. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Jason Horowitz, FFT Host

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

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Player News
Cardinals' Larry Foote '50-50' on playing in 2015
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Though Larry Foote is on the Cardinals' coaching staff at the moment, he hasn't ruled out a potential return to the team

Speaking to the team's website, Foote said he's "50-50" about playing in 2015. He talked about the factors that could play into whether or not he returns to playing. 

“Draft, what happens with (suspended linebacker) Darryl Washington, stuff like that, how my knee feels (after offseason surgery),” Foote said. “I’ll sit down with (Bruce Arians) and the next couple of months are really going to be the deciding factor.”

If Foote doesn't play, he'll be the linebackers coach for Arizona's upcoming season. He's been adjusting to the role of being a coach this offseason. 

“I am starting to like coaching,” Foote said. “It’s a little tough in the office, eating M&Ms, snacking all day, drinking coffee. I started my diet a couple days ago.”


Panthers pick up option on Luke Kuechly contract
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) What was promised by general manager Dave Gettleman is now official - the Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of standout linebacker Luke Kuechly, per the team website.

The two-time Pro Bowler has led the NFL in tackles in two of his three seasons and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. He has racked up 473 tackles since 2012, the most in the NFL.


Ravens TE Dennis Pitta hopeful for 2015 return
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta hopes to take the field in time for the 2015 season, but admits it's too early to determine if that goal can become a reality.

Pitta has undergone surgeries to repair a fractured and dislocated hip in each of the last two years.

"We still have some time to be able to assess where I'm at," Pitta told the Baltimore Sun. "I sure hope that I'll be on the field next year. That's my hope; that's my goal. We'll just see if I can get there."

Pitta has played in just seven games in the last two seasons combined.


Mark Sanchez: Eagles said Tim Tebow was just a camp arm
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wasn't concerned that the team signed Tim Tebow, because the Eagles told him Tebow was just there to throw in camp.

"We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia

The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network. 

Tebow and Sanchez were teammates on the Jets in 2012. Tebow's presence as a back-up created a quarterback controversy among fans and media that last ed throughout the season. 


Vikings CB Terence Newman has familiarity with Mike Zimmer
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Vikings cornerback Terence Newman won't have a steep learning curve now that he's with his new team. 

Newman played under Vikings coach Mike Zimmer when he was the defensive coordinator with the Cowboys. Drafted in 2003, Newman learned Zimmer's defense from his rookie season through 2006, before Zimmer left to take the same position with the Falcons. 

“I just know exactly what to expect from him as a coach, as well as everybody else in this locker room,” Newman told the Vikings' website. “You play your best football under him.”

In his career, Newman has recorded 741 tackles and 37 interceptions. Entering his 13th NFL year, Newman has already impressed his teammates with voluntary workouts underway. 

“I met with him and he seemed like a great guy,” cornerback Xavier Rhodes said. “Like he’s going to come in and teach us what we need to know about the technique of the game and about the defense because he’s been in it before, so he’s going to help us out a lot. He’s a big asset to this team and the defense.”


Chiefs pick up option on NT Dontari Poe
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Chiefs have exercised their fifth-year option on two-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Dontari Poe, per NFL.com. He is set in Kansas City through 2016, when he will earn $6.146 million.

The 350-pound Poe has earned the money. He racked up six sacks and contributed to 46 tackles in 2014.


Lions GM Mayhew OK with James Ihedigbo skipping workouts
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Safety James Ihedigbo was the lone absence from voluntary workouts this week for the Lions. But general manager Martin Mayhew understands. After all, Ihedigbo's agent has stated that he would not work without a new contract.

"I look forward to talking with James," Mayhew told ESPN. "I understand what he's going through. I've been through that myself as a player, when I felt that a time in my career that I was underpaid and I had to deal with that.

"So I have empathy for him. I understand what he's going through and I look forward to sitting down and talking with him. I have great respect for him as a player, as a man. I've gotten to know him a little bit away from football and I understand how he feels."

Mayhew declined to discuss whether the Liins will rework Ihedigbo's contract.

The 31-year-old Ihedigbo contributed 71 tackles and two sacks with a career-high four interceptions in 2014 despite missing three games at the start of the year with a nerve injury. He earned Pro Bowl alternate status.


Eagles withdraw qualifying offer to RB Chris Polk
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Running back Chris Polk is now a free agent. 

According to the NFL transaction wire, the Eagles rescinded their $1.6 million tender they offered this past March. The Eagles placed the tender on Polk, previously a restricted free agent, before signing both DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews in free agency. 

With Darren Sproles on the roster, it didn't make much sense for Polk to stay with the Eagles. 

In 2014, Polk ran for 172 yards and four touchdowns. 


RB Bobby Rainey signs qualifying offer with Buccaneers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Buccaneers have announced that running back Bobby Rainey has signed a one-year qualifying offer the team extended to him before the free agency period. He was a restricted free agent and was given an opportunity to negotiate with other teams.

Rainey will compete for playing time with Tampa Bay. He rushed for 406 yards in 2014, but faded at the end of the season with just two carries in the last six games combined.


Jaguars planning to play 2015 season without Justin Blackmon
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) As far as the Jaguars are concerned, Justin Blackmon will not be lining up at receiver for them this season. 

At least that's the approach Jacksonville is taking. Blackmon has been indefinitely suspended since Nov. 1 2013 for three violations of the substance-abuse policy under the old CBA.

"Our process hasn't changed," Caldwell said, via ESPN.com. "[We] plan to go without him, but if he emerges, he emerges, and he's going to go in with those top guys and compete with those other guys. Hopefully we're able to get some news, but if not we weren't planning on [having Blackmon]. We're just going to go [without him]."

Before he can re-join the Jaguars, he'll need to file an application for reinstatement, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell making a decision within a 60-day window. The application letter would include details of the treatment he's received. 

Since being selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft, Blackmon has only played in 20 games. He has 1,280 yards and six touchdowns in his career. 


 
 
 
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