Panthers interested in bringing back Brandon LaFell
Last year LaFell posted 49 catches for 627 yards and five touchdowns, posting career-highs in catches and touchdowns while falling just shy of his best mark in yardage by 50 yards.
Charlie Whitehurst visiting Titans Thursday
Whitehurst's signing could mean trouble for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is currently listed as second on the team's depth chart. Earlier in the offseason, the team's coaching staff gave Fitzpatrick a vote of confidence, making it seem like they would retain the veteran.
Whitehurst has played in 13 games, including four starts, over his career. He's thrown three touchdowns to four interceptions in those appearances.
Nolan Carroll lands with the Eagles
Kevin Minter to elevate to Cards' starting lineup
In the wake of losing Karlos Dansby to the Browns via free agency, the
Minter made just four tackles last season over 13 games, basically relegated to special-teams reps.
Browns making a push for Julian Edelman
It's even come down to quarterback Brian Hoyer trying to recruit Edelman to come play for the Browns, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The two played together in New England.
Edelman caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also piled up 374 yards on punt returns.
Darren Sproles headed to Philadelphia
On the same day it was reported that the Redskins were trying to make a move for
The Saints received a fifth-round pick for Sproles according to ProFootballTalk.com.
The move is a terrific fit for the Eagles. Sproles is a player who thrives in the open field and the offense the Eagles run often puts rushers like that in good situations constantly. To wit, LeSean McCoy had 52 catches for 539 yards (a 10.4 avg.) and two touchdowns.
Sproles is expected to back up McCoy as well as play in the slot with McCoy on the field in Philadelphia.
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Eric Decker might be Jets' No. 1 WR, but he won't be in Fantasy
The past two seasons have been great for
Let's start with the obvious: Decker won't have Peyton Manning throwing him passes anymore. Now it'll be at the very worst Geno Smith and at the very best a free agent like Michael Vick. That's a huge step down. As you'll read in some analysis coming to the site soon, I credit Manning with helping Decker put up big numbers. Playing in a strong offense opposite Demaryius Thomas doesn't hurt things either.
In that same analysis you'll see that I'm not a huge fan of Decker's game. In short, his best quality is his size but he doesn't always use it to his advantage. He also doesn't have speed or hands worthy of a $15 million signing bonus.
Every year we see big-name receivers change teams via free agency and most of the time they struggle to meet expectations. My expectations for Decker in 2014 are for maybe 1,000 yards but well under 11 touchdowns -- maybe six. I'd consider him a borderline No. 2/No. 3 Fantasy wideout.
Redskins trying to make a deal for Darren Sproles
Sproles had 124 touches for 824 yards and four touchdowns last year, numbers that paled in comparison to his previous seasons' work with New Orleans. He's due over $3 million in 2014.
Panthers targeting Hakeem Nicks?
Nicks dealt with a number of foot injuries including a broken foot in the spring of 2012. He caught 56 passes for 896 yards and no touchdowns in 15 games last year for the
Nicks not only went to the University of North Carolina for college but also was born and raised in Charlotte, attending Independence High School.
Steve Smith's release reportedly happening Thursday
A league source says the
Smith was viewed as a "distraction" inside the organization after underwhelming last year. He caught 64 passes for 745 yards and four touchdowns, numbers that tumbled for the third consecutive year. Smith had 17 plays of 20-plus yards in 2012 but just four in 2013. His longest catch was for 44 yards.
There is already speculation via ESPN that the
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