Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins is engaged in discussions to re-sign with the Redskins.
Huddle Up: Expect a deal to be struck before Cousins can hit the open market given the league-wide demand for any kind of semi-competent QB help.
Greg Jennings - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Greg Jennings is unlikely to return to the Dolphins in 2016.
Huddle Up: Jennings will turn 33 in September and looks to be nearing the end of the line as his receiving numbers have decreased each of the last three seasons, falling to 19-208-1 last season in South Beach.
Jordan Cameron - TE - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron may be asked to take a pay cut in 2016. Cameron has a $7.5 million salary with a $9.5 million salary cap hit next season.
Huddle Up: Cameron didn't miss a start last season but never seemed to develop a true groove in the Miami offense, catching 35 of his 70 targets for 386 yards and three TDs.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is still resting his torn plantar fascia in his right foot, but he's close to full strength.
Huddle Up: The healing process is a little slower now for the 37-year-old Brees, but he should be good to go by the time OTAs roll around.
Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was listed at 234 pounds during the season, but beat writer Rob Reischel says it is a good bet Lacy was at least 25 pound heavier than that. During his 61-yard run in the playoff against the Arizona Cardinals he took 12.02 seconds to complete the play.
Huddle Up: The Packers have already said they want Lacy to drop 30 pounds before training camp 2016 opens, so that 25-pound overage is a conservative estimation. Certainly Lacy will need to run something better than a 12-second 60 to remain in the Packers' good graces.
Marvin Jones - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones is excited to test the free-agent market this offseason. 'I love Cincinnati, but at the same time I am a free agent,' Jones said. 'It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. It's just an exciting process.' Jones does not want to give the Bengals a hometown discount as he prefers to approach free agency from all angles and hope an irresistible offer arises.
Huddle Up: Jones could get out from under AJ Green's shadow by leaving Cincinnati, plus he could find a WR1 role and a paycheck commensurate with those duties. Worst-case he returns to a quality offense in Cincinnati with a decent pay hike and a defined role.
Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
The New York Jets are not and have not been interested in San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has wanted out of San Francisco for months now, and the hiring of new head coach Chip Kelly hasn't changed his stance. A trade remains very likely.
Huddle Up: While the marriage of Kaepernick and Kelly seems ideal, that may not be how things shake out in San Francisco. So expect Kaep to be linked with just about every available quarterback opening this offseason until either Kelly anoints him as his quarterback or he lands with a new team.
Khiry Robinson - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (leg) has been cleared for jogging. Robinson is recovering from a broken leg he suffered late last season.
Huddle Up: Robinson is a restricted free agent who could return to New Orleans as a compliment to Mark Ingram--or he could find a larger role elsewhere via the open market. He'll need to demonstrate he's healthy before other teams are willing to crack open the wallet, so being cleared for light running is a step in the right direction.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall said he doesn't want the team to acquire San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and wants the team to re-sign impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. 'I don't want Kaepernick,' Marshall said on ESPN's 'First Take.' 'I think he's good. My guy's Fitz,' Marshall explained. 'It's nothing against Kaepernick, but what I'm saying is that I have my quarterbacks and I'm good.'
Huddle Up: Nothing wrong with a wide receiver going to bat for his quarterback. And with Fitz facing free agency, he has to feel pretty good about the team's top target having his back.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (hip) said he's been told he'll need a hip replacement surgery 'down the road' and that he'll try to handle any potential issues with his neck and back in the future.
Huddle Up: As if you needed further evidence Peyton is getting old, now he needs a hip replacement. Enjoy what may be Manning's final rodeo in Super Bowl 50 before he heads off to late-afternoon buffets and shuffleboard tournaments at the rest home.
James Jones - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones will be 32 this offseason, and typically general manager Ted Thompson avoids receivers of that advanced age. However, Jones played 1,205 out of 1,316 snaps (91.6 percent) while leading the team in receiving yardage (971) with 17.8 yards per reception. He is also a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers.
Huddle Up: The Packers could follow the same path as last year, when they let Jones walk via free agency before scooping him back up after he was released by the Giants. With Jordy Nelson returning and young receivers like Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Davante Adams all battling for reps the Packers don't have a burning need for a 32-year-old wideout like they did at the beginning of the 2015 season.
Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was a huge disappointment last season, dropping 12 of his 96 targets, or 12.5 percent. He also averaged just 9.7 yards per reception, and only 3.0 yards after the catch. Beat writer Rob Reischel feels Adams might simply be in a fight for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: When Jordy Nelson went down with a season-ending knee injury Adams was immediately elevated to elite fantasy status, so he was a double disappointment--to both Packer fans and fantasy owners. Too early to write him off, but he'll have to compete with Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis for a spot in Green Bay's receiver rotation in 2016.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) started to run recently and he is hopeful of being a full participant when training camp begins this summer. 'I think Jordy will come back better than ever,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'Just like you knew he would, he's so far ahead with the rehab, he looks great. There's no reason to think he won't be as good as new.'
Huddle Up: The Packers dearly missed Nelson as a field-stretching target for Aaron Rodgers and a defender magnet to open things up for Green Bay's other receivers. With speed such an integral part of his game, Packer fans and fantasy owners will be watching Nelson's recovery closely this August.
Andre Roberts - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts is signed through the 2017 season with a cap hit of $5 million for 2016. Beat writer John Keim suggests the emergence of WR Jamison Crowder as the No. 1 slot receiver could mean Roberts is expendable. He has posted 46 receptions with two touchdowns in two seasons with Washington.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have veterans DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon along with Crowder and Ryan Grant, so shelling out $5 million for Roberts seems silly--especially when they need to pay Kirk Cousins.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) will be re-evaluated in four weeks before making a final decision on surgery to his left collarbone, according to sources. Romo had a CT scan a week ago on the collarbone, which showed good bone growth.
Huddle Up: Plenty of time for Romo to heal before offseason workouts begin for the Cowboys, even if he winds up having surgery in a month.
Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick reportedly 'wants out of San Francisco,' and sources said Tuesday, Feb. 2, that the New York Jets are his preferred destination. The team is aware and intrigued in Kaepernick's desire to play for the cub, but are still in early stages of their offseason planning and evaluation, sources said.
Huddle Up: The Jets have Ryan Fitzpatrick entering free agency, so maybe they want to get younger at the quarterback position. Could be some interesting musical chairs going on at quarterback this offseason, with Kaepernick among those looking for a chair.
Brock Osweiler - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Brock Osweiler is expected to be the Broncos' starting quarterback next season if they can sign him to an extension, even if QB Peyton Manning decides that Super Bowl 50 isn't his final game. Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp said Monday, Feb. 1, that Osweiler has done everything to put himself in a position to start for Denver next year. President and general manager John Elway said he's excited about Osweiler and is 'hoping to get something done with Brock this offseason.' Osweiler can become a free agent March 9.
Huddle Up: Osweiler averaged 245.9 yards per game and threw for 10 TDs and six interceptions in seven starts in place of the injured Manning, and that's a good-news, bad-news scenario for the Broncos as the pricetag of the 2012 second-round pick shot up as the result of his strong play.
Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick wants to leave the 49ers and join the New York Jets, according to sources. The Jets are aware of and intrigued by Kaepernick's aspiration, but they are still in the early stages of their offseason planning and evaluation, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Jets' Plan A figures to remain signing free-agent Ryan Fitzpatrick, with Kaepernick a potential fall-back option should something go awry.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has a 105.6 passer rating and has posted a 39:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio in the red zone since 2014. He's thrown 26 red zone touchdowns this year without a pick. The Denver Broncos ranked 20th in red zone efficiency in 2015, with 22 touchdowns allowed in 37 red zone possessions.
Huddle Up: Newton's red-zone passing has worked so well in large part because of the rushing threat he presents. This season he had 30 red-zone carries for 73 yards and 10 TDs -- tied for second in the league behind former teammate DeAngelo Williams (11 scores).
Rishard Matthews - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews isn't expected to return to Miami, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Huddle Up: Matthews hit career highs with 43 receptions, 662 yards and four TDs this past season, but between No. 1 wideout Jarvis Landry, 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, Matthews appears to be the odd-man out and a luxury the 'Fins don't need.
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