Jeremy Langford - RB - Chicago Bears
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) is rehabilitating his surgically repaired shoulder in Colorado as opposed to San Francisco's team facility.
Huddle Up: You'd think if Chip Kelly were a huge Kaepernick guy he'd have Colin at team facilities to participate in all of Chip's unique approaches... and maybe have some discussions about how his offense works as well. So reading between the lines suggests Kaepernick is headed for a new team in 2016.
Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Huddle Up: Andy's right, there's no reason for him to be throwing now. He can start up when the Bengals begin offseason workouts, which will allow him to get comfortable not only with the health of his hand but also with any tweaks Cincy's new OC adds to the offense.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent running back Doug Martin may draw interest from the Tennessee Titans this offseason, in the opinion of Terry McCormick of TitansOnline.com. New Titans general manager Jon Robinson is coming off a fresh stint as director of player personnel with the Buccaneers, so he and Martin are acquainted.
Huddle Up: There is certainly some familiarity with Martin, and the Titans definitely need help at running back, so if the Bucs don't lock him down it would make sense for Tennessee to make a run at him. It's a story line to follow in the offseason.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson's body and injuries are the main reason he is contemplating retirement, according to WR teammate Golden Tate. 'But his body just isn't holding up. With his body type, and how he plays the game, he plays at a high level all the time for a bunch of years,' Tate said. Johnson needed weekly knee drains in 2013 in order to play, and he missed three games and was used as a decoy in two other games with a high ankle sprain in 2014. Johnson also battled ankle injuries this year.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Megatron wants to walk away from the game before he really does need artificial parts, and despite him obviously having something left in the football tank you can't fault him for that.
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