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  • Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/12/16 5:11pm ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte could be an option for the Miami Dolphins, in the opinion of ESPN.com's James Walker. Forte was coached by Dolphins head coach Adam Gase when he was the offensive coordinator in Chicago, and Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is a free agent.

    Huddle Up: The Gase angle certainly is a strong one, and that would seem to put the Dolphins among the early front-runners.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/12/16 5:11pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman thinks QB Teddy Bridgewater will be aided by the move to an indoor stadium in 2016. In five career games indoors, Bridgewater is 2-3 with a 70.6 percent completion rate, 8.1 yards per pass, 258 yards passing per game, four touchdowns and three interceptions. 'I think it's just in general, quarterbacks playing indoors (play better),' Spielman said. 'If you look at Teddy's stats and how he performed when we were indoors, in Detroit or even out in Arizona, some of those ideal conditions, we feel he can take another step forward. But he still has to play outdoors.'

    Huddle Up: To be a fantasy factor, Bridgewater is simply going to increase his TD production as he had only 14 scoring tosses this past season and his 3.1 percent TD percentage ranked ahead of only the Rams' Nick Foles (2.1) among quarterbacks with 10 or more starts.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/12/16 1:32pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent QB Brock Osweiler is hoping that he can remain with Denver if QB Peyton Manning decides to retire in the offseason. 'Every single guy on this team embraced me, and that is something I think they all know how thankful I am for that, but this is the best team in the world and we have a very special group in our locker room,' Osweiler said. If LB Von Miller receives the franchise tag, signing Osweiler to a new deal may be necessary.

    Huddle Up: The timing of the Manning decision will be a key here as the Broncos would like to get a deal done before Osweiler can hit the open market and have a team or two up the bidding.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/12/16 1:32pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy could face charges next week, and he was definitely involved in the nightclub incident Sunday, Feb. 7, according to Philadelphia police captain Frank Banford. An arrest warrant could be issued before Wednesday, Feb. 17, according to a source. McCoy's attorney, Larry Krasner, said that McCoy will turn himself in if he's charged.

    Huddle Up: Just the latest here on the ongoing bad-news situation with fantasy's seventh-best RB last season in terms of fantasy points per game.

  • Jeremy Langford - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/12/16 11:45am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford figures to start in 2016 after the team informed RB Matt Forte on Friday, Feb. 12, they have no intentions to re-sign him.

    Huddle Up: The 2015 fourth-round pick finished with 537 rushing yards and six TDs and added 279 yards and a score on 22 catches. He's not the biggest of backs at 6-0 and 210 pounds and he averaged only 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie so there are concerns about his durability over the season as a No. 1 back.

  • Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/12/16 10:50am ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte has been informed by the Bears that they will not attempt to re-sign him this offseason.

    Huddle Up: While Forte missed time with a knee injury last year he's been mostly durable throughout his NFL career, so even at the advanced NFL RB age of 30 he has something left in the tank. Look for him to sign a short-term deal with a contender in need of reliable backfield help; the Patriots and Colts would have to be near the top of that list.

  • Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 2/12/16 10:50am ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's $7.15 million base salary and $6.35 million roster bonus are fully guaranteed Friday, Feb. 12.

    Huddle Up: Given the Cardinals' struggles when Palmer was not in the lineup, he's worth every penny.

  • Anquan Boldin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/12/16 10:50am ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin's 2016-18 contract years voided Friday, Feb. 12, which means he'll be an unrestricted free agent March 9.

    Huddle Up: No move from Chip Kelly, who has a penchant for big receivers. Maybe Riley Cooper is heading to San Francisco? Boldin still has game left, so even though he's advancing in age he should be able to find work in free agency.

  • Jerricho Cotchery - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/12/16 10:50am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery and SS Roman Harper's contracts voided Thursday, Feb. 11, and it's unclear if either will continue playing. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman added three voidable years on the contracts for Harper and Cotchery when he signed them two years ago to spread out their bonus money and lessen the salary cap hit. As a result, the Panthers will carry a combined $2.25 million in dead money for Harper and Cotchery on the 2016 books.

    Huddle Up: Cotchery was a bit player in the Panthers' receiver rotation this year, and with Kelvin Benjamin back from injury his role would have declined even further, so it's no surprise he's not returning to Carolina. And it's unlikely he'll find a fantasy-relevant gig with another team.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 2/12/16 1:07am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin isn't close to agreeing on a contract extension, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes Martin will test the free-agent market.

    Huddle Up: This, of course, isn't good news for the Bucs as 2015's second-leading rusher should be one of the few running back's to attract extra attention on the open market.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 2/12/16 1:07am ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass-catching ability impressed offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt this past season.

    Huddle Up: Amid a disappointing rookie season, Gordon did latch on to 33 of his 37 targets which resulted in 11 more receptions than he had in four years at Wisconsin.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/12/16 1:07am ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent QB Brock Osweiler could be pursued by the Cleveland Browns. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway believes the Browns are Denver's top competition for Osweiler.

    Huddle Up: Hey, the Browns could be leery of their past draft QB failures (Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden and Johnny Manziel) and could look for their next QB via the free agency route. Outside of his seven starts this past season, Osweiler is unproven, but he is only 25.

  • Coby Fleener - TE - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/11/16 8:05pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent Coby Fleener is expected to be retained by the Colts this offseason. Fleener should be the favorite to be re-signed ahead of fellow impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen, in the opinion of Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star.

    Huddle Up: Fleener would appear to get the nod largely because of Allen's health concerns as he's missed a combined 21 games over the last three seasons.

  • Josh McCown - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/11/16 8:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is the starting quarterback for the Browns as of now. QB Johnny Manziel will be on his way out next month, too, which causes Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer to believe the Browns will take a quarterback with their No. 2 overall pick, namely California QB Jared Goff or North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz.

    Huddle Up: If the Titans retain the No. 1 overall pick, the Browns could have their choice of QBs with the soon-to-be 37-year-old McCown keeping the seat warm.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET

    The Houston Texans' running backs may be utilized more next season after team owner Bob McNair said the Texans need to get the running game going again.

    Huddle Up: Those plans may or may not include RB Arian Foster, who has three things going against him: His health (most notably the torn Achilles he suffered last season), his age (he'll turn 30 in August) and his salary (he's due to cost a $9 million cap hit). And if Foster doesn't return, look for the Texans to add a back after making do with mixed results from the likes of Alfred Blue and Chris Polk following Foster's injury.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent RB C.J. Anderson thinks he can be a bell-cow running back after rushing 23 times and catching four passes for 100 total yards from scrimmage in the Super Bowl. 'You know, we chose to go the two-back route and we chose to split time with me and Ronnie (Hillman) and just try to get a change of pace. You know, keep defenses off balance. But I mean if they want me to touch the ball 25 times, 27 times, 28 times, either way whether it's all carries or carries and catches I believe I can handle it always, whether it's being a third-down back catching the ball out of the backfield or picking up the blitz and also being first- and second-down just every-down back,' Anderson said.

    Huddle Up: Anderson's 27 Super Bowl touches marked the first time he had 20 or more all season, and of the top two Broncos backs, Anderson is the most likely to return as he's a restricted free agent while Hillman is among the team's many unrestricted FAs.

  • Matt Hasselbeck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck said Thursday, Feb. 11, he's strongly leaning towards playing in 2016.

    Huddle Up: Hasselbeck, who will turn 41 in September, started half of the Colts' games this past season with mixed results, going 5-3 with nine TD tosses and five interceptions. It's hard to imagine there being much of a market for his services if he's not back in Indy.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was 195-for-275 (70.9 percent) for 2,429 yards, 20 touchdowns and three interceptions in nine games from Week 8 to the end of the season.

    Huddle Up: With 11 total TDs and three straight 300-yard games during the prime fantasy playoff weeks (Weeks 14-16), Cousins factored in more than a few league outcomes, but there still are some lingering questions and we here at the Huddle have him ranked 22nd among QBs in our preliminary 2016 rankings.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy isn't expected to be served a warrant for his arrest Thursday, Feb. 11, a high-ranking police official told ESPN's Mark Schwarz. McCoy is part of an investigation into an alleged nightclub assault against off-duty police officers Sunday, Feb. 7.

    Huddle Up: The McCoy situation has become the first hot-button topic of the offseason, and when all is said and done, don't be surprised if he slips out of RB1 draft range.

  • Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/11/16 9:19am ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte probably won't be pursued by the New York Jets in free agency despite the Jets having three impending free-agent running backs of their own.

    Huddle Up: Expect the Jets to get younger at running back, and pursuing a 30-year old free agent is not the way to accomplish that task.

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