Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon was selected 36th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Despite expressing pre-draft confidence in Denard Robinson, the Jags needed a bigger back to handle the the bulk of the RB carries, and they found one in the 225-pound Yeldon, who also possesses solid receiving and blocking skills. The odd-man out now in J'ville looks to be Toby Gerhart, who had a disappointing debut season a year ago with the Jags.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd is a player the Cardinals reportedly are willing to discuss in a trade, but no team has contacted them.
Huddle Up: Thanks largely to the Cards' QB issues last season, Floyd's numbers slipped to 47-841-6, but at age 25, he's attractive as a 6-foot-3, 225-pound wideout just entering the prime of his career. But with Larry Fitzgerald not getting any younger, though, you'd figure the Cards will need to get a deal done tonight and draft a WR or two over the next few rounds.
Joseph Randle - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle could still face punishment from the league under the terms of personal-conduct policy, even though he will not face formal misdemeanor charges following a domestic disturbance.
Huddle Up: Randle is definitely a candidate to join new teammate Greg Hardy on the suspension list, and that only increases the chances the Cowboys will draft a RB on Day 2 or 3.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson may be changing course in his pursuit of a trade as his agent, Ben Dogra, said he'd like the team to sign Peterson to an extension. 'One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say 'we're not trading him,'' Dogra told USA TODAY Sports. 'That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he's done for the organization. 'I actually, as an agent, not only appreciate it - I accept it. But actions speak louder than words. If that's going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking. And I haven't had that solution.' Peterson has three years and $46 million left on his contract, but none of it is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Peterson and Dogra are increasingly realizing that they don't have a whole lot of leverage, and with the RB due a base salary of $12.75 million this year with a total cap hit of $15.4M, it would seem that if anything, any new deal would have to swing more in the Vikings' favor. Don't look for much to change here.
Zac Stacy - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy has asked the team for a trade or to be released after the team selected RB Todd Gurley in the first round of the NFL Draft, according to a source.
Huddle Up: After a strong rookie season (1,114 yards, 8 TDs) in 2013, Stacy lost his starting spot and his fantasy relevance to Tre Mason last season, and now another SEC back -- this one the 10th overall pick in the draft -- is set to take his place atop the Rams' backfield pecking order. Clearly, Stacy's best chance for touches isn't going to be in St. Louis.
Miami (Fla.) WR Phillip Dorsett was selected 29th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Don't look now, but fantasy's No. 1 QB last season has a new weapon in the speedy Dorsett whose stock soared after he clocked a 4.33 40. That means double trouble for opposing DBs as Dorsett will be paired with speedster T.Y. Hilton to give the Horseshoes dual downfield threats.
Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman was selected 26th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Perriman will have a chance to start right away with the Ravens' WR corps depleted after the offseason departures of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. Perriman has a strong size/speed combo but has struggled with drops. Overall, though, a solid addition for Joe Flacco and Co.
Southern California WR Nelson Agholor was selected 20th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: It's not the Thursday move most Philly fans were hoping for, but another Pac-12 product is joining the Eagles, who passed on Breshad Perriman, Phillip Dorsett and Jaelen Strong to take Agholor who had 104 catches for 1,313 yards and 12 TDs last season as a junior at USC. He'll have the immediate opportunity to step in for the departed Jeremy Maclin in the totally overhauled Philly offense.
Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon was selected 15th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: With 2010 first-round selection Ryan Mathews bolting for Philly, the Chargers needed a RB and once Todd Gurley was drafted 10th by the Rams, they knew they needed to be aggressive to land the other top RB talent and they were, trading up two spots. S.D. ranked 31st in the league with 3.4 yards per carry, and Gordon might be able to help after averaging an NCAA-record 7.79 during his his four seasons with Wisconsin.
Louisville WR DeVante Parker was selected 14th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins had their choice of top WRs with Parker and Breshad Perriman both still on the board at No. 14, and they went with the athletic Parker, who missed half of this past season with a foot injury. In all, a necessary move to benefit still-developing QB Ryan Tannehill after losing TE Charles Clay and WRs Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson earlier this offseason.
Georgia RB Todd Gurley was selected 10th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Gurley, who's recovering from his late-season ACL tear, found a great NFL fit with coach Jeff Fisher and the run-heavy Rams, who made the former Georgia standout the first RB selected in the first round in the last three drafts. It may take a while for Gurley to round into top shape and bounce back from the knee injury, but when he does, Tre Mason will quickly fade into a reserve role.
West Virginia WR Kevin White was selected seventh overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: With a hometown draft crowd cheering them on, the Bears picked up an immediate replacement for the traded Brandon Marshall in the rapidly rising White and keeping a talented arsenal intact for Jay Cutler. Alshon Jeffery now becomes the Bears' no-doubt No. 1 WR and White, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson will serve as strong complements.
Alabama WR Amari Cooper was selected fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Regarded by many as the top can't-miss prospect of the draft, the former Alabama standout has landed with the Silver & Black, who were overjoyed when the Jaguars decided to go with pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. with the third-overall selection. The Raiders had a gaggle of pedestrian WRs last season, including James Jones, Andre Holmes and Kenbrell Thompkins, but they have since added to the arsenal of second-year QB Derek Carr, big time, by adding free-agent Michael Crabtree and then swooping up the draft's top WR in Cooper.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was selected second overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30. He is not expected to be traded.
Huddle Up: The Titans reportedly received several inquiries about teams moving up to the No. 2 spot, but Ken Whisenhunt and Co. appear to be poised to move forward with the former Oregon standout. And while Whisenhunt will be a strong mentor, there will be a definite learning curve with the former spread QB transitioning to the pro game. The agent for second-year Titans QB Zach Mettenberger, meanwhile, is reportedly already requesting a trade.
lorida State QB Jameis Winston was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: With 12 different QBs making starts over the 12 seasons since they won the Super Bowl in the 2002 season, the Bucs are in desperate need of a franchise QB, and if Winston has put his troubles behind him, he has the skills to fill the bill in Tampa. He also comes into a situation with a pair of strong WR targets in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.
Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he has talked with general manager Ryan Pace about a contract extension but will not be receiving a new deal at this point. Forte said he will not hold out because of his contract and will play under his current contract but would prefer a new deal.
Huddle Up: This has all the makings of a non-issue by the time training camp rolls around, and expect a new deal for Forte at some point as he's one of the few true reliable pieces the Bears have.
Wes Welker - WR - Free Agent
Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Broncos) has been cleared to continue his playing career by one of the top concussion doctors. Welker said he did well in all of the tests during his visit with the doctor. Welker is working out in Florida and waiting to sign with a team.
Huddle Up: Good news for the 34-year-old Welker, who likely will land a short-term deal somewhere, but just don't expect anything close to approaching the monster PPR numbers of the past.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees isn't expected to be retiring anytime soon, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. 'I don't see the end for Drew Brees on the short-term horizon,' Loomis said. 'At least I certainly hope not. But it does take time for these quarterbacks to develop. And we're conscious of that.' Loomis could be hinting at the possibility of the Saints drafting a quarterback, perhaps as an heir apparent to Brees. The team has already worked out Baylor QB Bryce Petty.
Huddle Up: Brees turned 36 in January but has showed few signs of slowing down, throwing for at least 4,300 yards and 30 TDs in each of the last seven seasons. 2015 will be an interesting test, though, with the Saints dealing the QB's No. 1 weapon, TE Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks.
Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill had his fifth-year option picked up Wednesday, April 29, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. The option is worth $16 million for 2016 and is fully guaranteed only in the event of an injury. The Dolphins plan to work out a long-term deal prior to the season opener.
Huddle Up: With the deadline approaching, time for teams to lock down their fifth-year first-rounders--assuming they're happy with their body of work to date. And the Dolphins are clearly happy with Tannehill.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd's fifth-year option is being picked up, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Larry Fitzgerald's contract reworked and Floyd's option picked up, the Cardinals have a bunch of money invested in their receiving corps. Now they need to hope Carson Palmer stays healthy enough to throw to them all season long.
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