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  • Greg Jennings - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 3/31/15 11:01pm ET

    Free-agent WR Greg Jennings (Vikings) visited the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, March 31, and he tweeted he has a deal done. However, a source is reporting that the deal is not with the Panthers.

    Huddle Up: It was reported earlier that Jennings had signed with Carolina, but it sounds like he'll be landing somewhere else. Miami was also a strong possibility, and if that's the case, he and Mike Wallace will have traded places.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/31/15 11:01pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle, Achilles') took 'about a month' to recover from an ankle/Achilles' injury that he suffered last December. Thomas said his ankle will be fine this offseason. 'Ankle will be fine, I could go out and run routes right now if I had to,' Thomas said. 'But I don't want to have any pain, I'm pretty sure I'll be good in another month or so, with the Achilles', I'll be fine, I'll be great.'

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be good to go come next August, especially if he skips the Broncos' non-mandatory workouts as planned in dispute of his franchise tag.

  • Derrick Johnson - LB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 3/31/15 11:01pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles') and DE Mike DeVito (Achilles') are both pushing each other in their rehabs from torn Achilles' tendons. Both players also have a year left on their contracts. DeVito agreed to a pay cut that dropped his salary to $2.9 million. Johnson has a salary cap number of $5.2 million, and the Chiefs are only around $2.85 million under the 2015 cap. Kansas City could create more room by releasing Johnson, but the Chiefs are expected to hang onto him.

    Huddle Up: Johnson, who will turn 33 in November, led the Chiefs in tackles in his previous four full seasons (2010-13) so look for K.C. to hang onto the veteran leader. In addition, the LB will have almost a full calendar year to recover after playing in only one game last season.

  • Greg Jennings - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 3/31/15 7:37pm ET

    Free-agent WR Greg Jennings (Vikings) signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, March 31. Financial terms were undisclosed.

    Huddle Up: Jennings joins Jarrett Boykin as the second former-Packer to sign with Carolina in the last week, and while he hasn't been the same big-play WR since leaving Aaron Rodgers and G.B., he instantly upgrades a Panthers' WR corps and boosts Cam Newton's fantasy stock a tick or two as well.

  • Fred Jackson - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 3/31/15 7:32pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson could split third-down snaps. Head coach Rex Ryan said Jackson wouldn't be in on all of the third-down plays and that Anthony Dixon would also get some playing time.

    Huddle Up: Unlike C.J. Spiller, McCoy is durable, missing only eight starts over the last five seasons. He's also more dynamic and talented, meaning the veteran Jackson won't see nearly as much work as he's accustomed to after averaging 219 touches per season over the last five years.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/31/15 7:32pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Dwayne Bowe, who had zero touchdowns in 2014 with the Kansas City Chiefs, vows to be more productive with his new team in 2015. He said he has plans of 'going back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010' when he scored 15 touchdowns in a breakout season. Bowe said the Browns plan to use him more downfield.

    Huddle Up: In the four years since, Bowe has caught only 13 TDs. Additionally, he hasn't topped 801 receiving yards since 2012 and has dropped 31 passes in the last four years. Depending what the Browns do in the draft, Bowe could enter the season as the team's No. 1 WR, but that certainly doesn't guarantee top-30 fantasy wideout production given his spotty track record and the Browns' QB situation.

  • Toby Gerhart - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/31/15 7:32pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to line up occasionally as a fullback in 2015 after the team released FB Bradie Ewing.

    Huddle Up: With all of 101 carries for 326 yards in seven starts last season, Gerhart was a major fantasy bust. He has a long way to go to earn back trust, and this latest FB talk isn't exactly going to inspire confidence in fantasy GMs.

  • Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 3/31/15 7:12pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick will have his role expanded in 2015. The team may opt to draft a running back in the NFL Draft, so how much his role will expand has yet to be determined.

    Huddle Up: The opportunity is certainly there for Riddick with the Lions and Reggie Bush parting ways, but look for the team to draft or sign another back with Riddick and George Winn currently the only backups to projected starter Joique Bell.

  • Stevan Ridley - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/31/15 7:12pm ET

    Free-agent RB Stevan Ridley (Patriots) is visiting the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, March 31.

    Huddle Up: Even with Damien Williams, LaMichael James and Mike Gillislee already on board, the Fins might want to add to their change-of-pace stable behind Lamar Miller, and are kicking the tires of their former division rival to see if he could be a good fit.

  • Jacquizz Rodgers - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/31/15 7:03pm ET

    Free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Falcons) signed an undisclosed deal with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, March 31.

    Huddle Up: The change-of-pace Rodgers won't see too many carries in the Windy City -- in fact, Kadeem Carey would likely still get the starting nod if Matt Forte should go down -- but the former Falcon figures to cut into Forte's reception total.

  • Vincent Brown - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 3/31/15 7:03pm ET

    Free-agent WR Vincent Brown (Raiders) signed an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, March 31.

    Huddle Up: Due mainly to injuries, Brown has never quite been able to follow up on the promise he showed in the second half of his rookie season in 2011, and he'll now try to catch on as a backup in Indy with Hakeem Nicks' departure.

  • Matt Schaub - QB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/31/15 7:03pm ET

    Updating an earlier report, free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, March 31. Terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Baltimore was in need of a veteran backup with Tyrod Taylor departing, and Schaub fills the bill. It will certainly be cause for concern, though, if Schaub has to play any length of time, but Ravens' fans can take solace in that the durable Flacco hasn't missed a start in seven seasons.

  • Arrelious Benn - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/31/15 11:08am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn could be an option for more time and a bigger role in the offense, as general manager David Caldwell mentioned Benn and WR Tandon Doss as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.

    Huddle Up: Nice to have a "seasoned receiver", but the Jaguars have a bevy of quality young wideouts and it's unlikely Benn will be taking time from Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, or Allen Hurns.

  • Miles Austin - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/31/15 11:08am ET

    Free-agent WR Miles Austin (Browns) signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, March 30. The deal is worth $2.3 million with $700,000 available in incentives, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Is Austin capable of filling the Jeremy Maclin role in Chip Kelly's offense? Looks like he'll at least get a shot. If he's still holding that gig the third week in August, you can start making some fantasy noise about him; until then, he's a low-end option.

  • Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/31/15 11:08am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III isn't being given up on by the team's executives, according to executive Doug Williams. 'This is a young guy that's got some talent,' Williams said. 'There are adjustments that he has to make if I think given time, and I think that's one of the reasons why nobody has given up on him. With the talent that he does have, you're hoping that the last couple of years with the injuries and everything is out of the way, that he will develop into the guy that we all hope for him to be. I think it's fair to give him that opportunity.'

    Huddle Up: The Redskins test-drove Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy and saw first-hand that their best bet at quarterback is to continue to develop RG3... at least until Jay Gruden has a high draft pick and a shot at a rookie quarterback he likes and can mold.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/31/15 11:08am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas will not be present at the Broncos' offseason program or attend workouts with QB Peyton Manning at Duke University. Thomas is currently in Los Angeles for a charity event.

    Huddle Up: Would be nice for Thomas to be working with Manning and getting reps in Gary Kubiak's offense, but ultimately unless Thomas isn't getting those reps in August there's little to worry about here.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 3/31/15 11:08am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) considered quitting football after he suffered his second torn anterior cruciate ligament but was talked out of the idea by former college coach Josh Heupel. Heupel said Bradford is one of the most competitive players he has coached and that Bradford wants to come back and prove himself.

    Huddle Up: It's understandable that a second torn ACL might drive someone from the game. Chip Kelly has to be happy Bradford reconsidered.

  • Jordan Todman - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/31/15 11:08am ET

    Free-agent RB Jordan Todman (Jaguars) signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Monday, March 30. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers have room behind (alongside?) Jonathan Stewart in their backfield. In fact, they've already indicated they would prefer to limit Stewart to 15 carries a game, so there are some touches available... at least until the draft.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - NFL Draft Prospect
    Posted 3/29/15 9:48pm ET

    Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is not currently scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Cleveland Browns, and ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler believes the Browns could be saving one of their 30 in-house visits because quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell already has inside knowledge about Mariota from his time as Mariota's private tutor.

    Huddle Up: While it's somewhat of a longshot, the Browns do have the ammo with the No. 12 and 19 overall picks to move up and draft Mariota. And if that happens, it'll be the sixth top three-round pick the franchise will have used on a QB in the last 11 drafts, including three first-round selections in the last four years. Uh, yikes.

  • Colt McCoy - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/29/15 8:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be the first-team quarterback during offseason workouts, according to head Jay Gruden, but Gruden also said he expects QB Kirk Cousins and QB Colt McCoy to be on the roster when the regular season begins.

    Huddle Up: Another year, same three-ring QB circus in D.C. after Griffin started seven games, Cousins five and McCoy four -- with all three finishing with losing records -- last season in Gruden's 4-12 debut.

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