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  • C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 3/3/15 8:41pm ET

    Buffalo Bills free-agent RB C.J. Spiller said Tuesday, March 3, that the Bills called him and thanked him for his services. In summary, Spiller won't be coming back to the Bills next season, as if the impending acquisition of RB LeSean McCoy wasn't enough proof.

    Huddle Up: Spiller is only 27 and still has a good amount of tread left on his tires with just 668 carries in five seasons. Still, at 5-11 and 194 pounds, he may be best suited for a complementary, change-of-pace role instead of a full-time starting No. 1 RB gig, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands given the overloaded free-agent RB market and the well-stocked 2015 RB draft class.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/3/15 8:32pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will reportedly be traded for Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. According to an ESPN report, the Bills will owe McCoy, who is signed through 2017, $10.25 million this season.

    Huddle Up: Here's the first real fantasy (and reality) blockbuster move of the offseason as McCoy has compiled the third-most fantasy points among NFL RBs since entering the league in 2009. It's an instant upgrade for the Bills' backfield, and for now, it leaves Philly with a Darren Sproles-Chris Polk combo atop the depth chart, although that certainly could change given the depth of the free-agent and 2015 draft RB classes.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/3/15 6:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel needs to have an obsession with football, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. 'It's truly a lifestyle to be an NFL quarterback,' DeFilippo said. 'It's not just a job. It's all-consuming. You need to sleep, eat, do everything fast and just think about football all the time.'

    Huddle Up: Manziel has some personal issues to get under control first, but once that happens if he is to find NFL success he'll certainly need to be more devoted to his craft than he demonstrated in his rookie season.

  • Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 3/3/15 6:43pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson wants out of Houston, but the Texans may not get much in return for him if he is traded. The Texans already don't want to pay Johnson the $11.5 million he's due next season, which means he would likely be cut unless a team is willing to give up more than he is seemingly worth.

    Huddle Up: It's tough to see another team trading for Johnson given that hefty price tag. And if the alternative is for him to be cut and hit free agency, where any team can make a run at him, you'd have to think the other 31 teams--or at least those interested in Johnson's services--will take their chances in a bidding war.

  • Darrelle Revis - CB - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/3/15 4:04pm ET

    Impending free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Patriots) could be pursued by by the New York Jets in free agency. Owner Woody Johnson is leading serious internal discussions on possibly bringing Revis back.

    Huddle Up: Now this would be an interesting next chapter in the Book of Revis. And, hey, it would also keep with AFC East protocol, where no one -- Rex Ryan, Drew Bledsoe, Bill Belichick, Curtis Martin, Revis -- really ever seems to leave the division as much they just swap jerseys.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 3/3/15 4:04pm ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said he cleared the air with WR Mike Wallace, and the two have no problem. Tannehill said he wants Wallace to return, and the team will consider Tannehill's input when they make their decision on Wallace.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins recently halted their salary-cap and pass-catching purge by applying the transition tag to TE Charles Clay, but endorsed by the QB or not, expect the team to do something with Wallace and his impending, team-most $12.1 million cap hit. Meanwhile, the WR has said he's not interested in a pay cut. Stay tuned ...

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/3/15 4:04pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray would likely re-sign with the Cowboys if the offer they make him is equal or similar financially to offers he receives from other teams in free agency, according to league sources. Murray is expecting to have a 'vigorous' free-agent market for his services. He made $1.4 million last year, which ranked 23rd among running backs, and he led the league with 1,845 rushing yards on 392 carries in 2014.

    Huddle Up: Problem is, the Cowboys aren't likely to be in the ballpark with other competing offers after franchising Dez Bryant and re-upping with wideout Cole Beasley on a four-year, $13.1 million extension.

  • Cole Beasley - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/3/15 4:04pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $13.1 million. The extension could be worth as much as $15.1 million.

    Huddle Up: Beasley opened some eyes with a career-high four TD grabs among his 37 catches out of the slot last season and is worthy complementary piece to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Fantasy-wise, Beasley has some PPR upside but don't expecting too much as long as Bryant, Witten and Terrance Williams are eating up most of Tony Romo's targets.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - NFL Draft Prospect
    Posted 3/3/15 11:54am ET

    Florida State University QB Jameis Winston is visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, March 3.

    Huddle Up: The personal interviews, background checks and all-angle evaluations of Winston are just now heating up as the Bucs have less than two months to decide if they're going to make the Florida State QB the new face of the franchise.

  • Brian Hartline - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 3/3/15 11:49am ET

    Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) will visit the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, March 3.

    Huddle Up: Hartline, a Buckeye State native and Ohio State grad, would be a good match -- but just one of several pieces needed -- for the WR-needy Browns.

  • Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 3/3/15 11:49am ET

    Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was asked to accept a reduced role, but he declined and asked to be traded or cut, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Huddle Up: It's unlikely that a team will pay a trade price and take on Johnson's $10.5 million base salary, but the 12-year NFL vet still has gas left in the tank and he'll be a hot commodity if he's waived.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 3/3/15 11:49am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay has received the rarely-used transition tag. The transition tag for tight ends is worth $7.071 million.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins wanted to keep Clay -- amid rumors that the likes of the Bills and Broncos were interested -- but didn't want to use the franchise tag. Clay can still field free-agent offers, and the Dolphins have the right to match any deal, but if they don't, they won't receive any compensation. Still, t looks as if Clay will remain in South Beach for a fifth straight season coming off back-to-back years of 58-plus catches and 600-plus yards.

  • Jeremy Maclin - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin did not receive the franchise tag before the deadline Monday, March 2. Maclin and the Eagles have been working on a long-term deal and have until Tuesday, March 10, to get one done or else Maclin will become a free agent.

    Huddle Up: Philly could still lock down Maclin, but now the receiver has a chance to talk to other teams and see what the market will offer for his services.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could be suspended up to four games, according to the NFL's new substance-abuse policy. A two-game suspension is standard for a DUI resulting from the use of alcohol. However, Bell's DUI came from marijuana use, so he could be suspended for a longer period of time.

    Huddle Up: Interesting to see how this one plays out, as it will be setting a precedent for future similar cases. Plan on Bell missing two games; if he misses a month, it will be that much more difficult to make him a top fantasy pick.

  • Lance Moore - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Lance Moore was released Monday, March 2.

    Huddle Up: Moore was a bit contributor in Pittsburgh; his days as a fantasy helper may be behind him.

  • Stephen Gostkowski - PK - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski received the franchise tag Monday, March 2, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The cost for franchising a kicker is significantly less than it is for other positions, and for one more year at least the Patriots have locked up one of the league's most consistent point producers.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas officially received the franchise tag Monday, March 2.

    Huddle Up: This comes as no surprise. The tag allows Thomas to get paid and the Broncos to try to wring one more Super Bowl run out of Peyton Manning and their current roster. If Manning opts not to come back or shows his age next season, Denver isn't overly committed to a receiver who might not be nearly as valuable catching passes from Brock Osweiler.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant received the franchise tag Monday, March 2. Bryant would make $12.823 million if he signs the tender offer.

    Huddle Up: A one-year commitment allows the Cowboys to keep Bryant on the roster with limited risk should his off-the-field issues sidetrack him from the path to stardom he's currently on. And of course Dallas using the tag on Bryant means DeMarco Murray hits free agency.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/2/15 6:31pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who was put back on the commissioner's exempt list last week, has had 'open dialogue' with the team, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman continues to say that the Vikings want Peterson to return in 2015. However, Peterson has been 'uneasy' about returning. The Vikings can cut Peterson or talk to him about restructuring his contract at any time since he's back on the exempt list.

    Huddle Up: Expect this one to come down to money, as Peterson is unlikely to find another team willing to pay a 30-year-old running back $12 million. Unless Peterson really wants out of Minnesota, in which case he can either hold out and get nothing or hope the Vikings get an offer they can't refuse.

  • Jeremy Maclin - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/2/15 9:01am ET

    Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Eagles) and the Philadelphia Eagles are trying to work out a new contract, but the team has until 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, to put the franchise tag on Maclin.

    Huddle Up: If Philly doesn't have any other plans with the tag they could lock Maclin up with the tag while still working on a long-term deal. Either way, sounds like Maclin will at minimum be an Eagle for the 2015 season--and most likely beyond.

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