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Aldon Smith - LB - San Francisco 49ers Posted 4/13/14 10:39pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday, April 13, at Los Angeles International Airport after he made a threat that he possessed a bomb, airport police said. Smith reacted in a belligerent manner to a second security screening when he was in a security line. After making the bomb threat, he proceeded to the gate and airport police were summoned. He was detained and subsequently arrested. 'We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment,' general manager Trent Baalke said. In the past 27 months, Smith has been arrested twice for driving under the influence, and he faces three felony weapons charges stemming from a party at his home in June 2012. Smith was stabbed during that incident, and two others were shot.
Huddle Up:  Another month, another off-field incident for the talented (42 sacks in 43 career games) but obviously troubled Smith, who spent some team-mandated time on the reserve non-football injury list last season to get things together after his second DUI arrest. However, his continuing legal problems might soon take those decisions out of the Niners' and NFL's hands.

Jermichael Finley - TE - Free Agent Posted 4/13/14 10:39pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The Miami Dolphins have talked to free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers).
Huddle Up:  With Miami head coach Joe Philbin having spent 5 years as the Pack's offensive coordinator, it should be no shock that the 'Fins would be interested in Finley, and if the TE is medically cleared to resume playing, don't be surprised if they're one of the top contenders to land his services.

Chris Johnson - RB - Free Agent Posted 4/13/14 4:22pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The Miami Dolphins likely will not sign free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) because they added RB Knowshon Moreno earlier in the offseason.
Huddle Up:  Yeah, a Lamar Miller-Daniel Thomas-Moreno-CJ2K backfield might get a little too crowded.

Chad Johnson - WR - Free Agent Posted 4/13/14 4:22pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said the team has been talking with free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Patriots) about a contract and will work him out Tuesday, April 15.
Huddle Up:  No vital fantasy news here -- unless you're in a long-time CFL league. In any case, just an update on the the former Ochocinco, who hasn't caught an NFL pass since 2011.

Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings Posted 4/13/14 4:22pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be used more in passing plays this season with the departure of RB Toby Gerhart.
Huddle Up:  AD has averaged 29 catches and 242 receiving yards over his 7 seasons in Minny and was right about at his average last year with 29-171-1. That could certainly change, though, with new OC Norv Turner taking the Purple reins.

Deonte Thompson - WR - Baltimore Ravens Posted 4/13/14 3:52pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The drug charges against Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson have been dropped because of insufficient evidence. Thompson was arrested in February for suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Huddle Up:  Thompson appears to be in the clear off the field, but he might find it hard to land a Ravens' roster spot for a third straight season with Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown all ahead of him on the Baltimore WR depth chart.

Anthony Armstrong - WR - Free Agent Posted 4/13/14 3:52pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The Washington Redskins recently worked out free-agent WR Anthony Armstrong (Cowboys).
Huddle Up:  Armstrong caught 44 passes for 871 yards and 3 TDs as an undrafted rookie in 2010 in D.C. but has only 10 grabs for 115 yards and 2 TDs since, including a season out of football in 2013. Even if he get a camp invite, he'll have a hard time making the Skins' roster given the team's recent signing of DeSean Jackson and its WR depth.

Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots Posted 4/13/14 3:52pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski met with Dr. James Andrews this week to have his to have his surgically repaired knee examined. Gronkowski was told that his recovery is right on schedule. Gronkowski will be able to start jogging in the near future.
Huddle Up:  As has been the case for the past 2 years, it's an offseason filled with checkups and medical updates for Gronk. Stay tuned to see if the progress continues.

Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers Posted 4/11/14 3:09pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said a TMZ reports that alleges sexual assault against him is 'completely wrong.' Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault involving two other NFL players and an unnamed woman on April 1, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
Huddle Up:  This isn't the way Kaepernick wants to be in the news, especially with the 49ers looking to sign him to a contract extension. The league will let the legal system run its course before getting involved with any discipline, so for now at least there's no imminent danger of Kaepernick missing time.

Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans Posted 4/10/14 11:11pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) said he will be able to participate once offseason workouts begin.
Huddle Up:  So far, so good this offseason in Foster's recovery from back surgery which limited him to 542 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD in 8 games this past season.

Damian Williams - WR - Miami Dolphins Posted 4/10/14 11:11pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent WR Damian Williams (Titans) to a one-year deal worth $800,000.
Huddle Up:  Williams, a 2010 3rd-round pick of the Titans, has seen his numbers steadily decrease since his 45-592-5 season in 2011, and will be battling for targets with backups Brandon Gibson and Armon Binns behind base starters Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.

Dion Jordan - DE - Miami Dolphins Posted 4/10/14 11:11pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly made a play to trade for Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan roughly two months ago, according to a respected league source. The Eagles are believed to have offered a second-round pick and LB Brandon Graham for Jordan. The Eagles would have picked up the remainder of Jordan's 4-year, $20.572 million deal.
Huddle Up:  No surprise that Chip Kelly has tried to deal for his former Oregon standout, but the Dolphins obviously want to give the 2013 third-overall pick a chance to flourish after his disappointing 2-sack, 24 total-tackle rookie-year showing.

Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants Posted 4/10/14 11:11pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) said he should be able to run again in six weeks after undergoing a 'debridement' of his left ankle Thursday, April 10. 'I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,' Manning said. 'I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. Anderson clean out the ankle.' Manning's timetable should have him ready for the majority of the team's offseason workouts.
Huddle Up:  As expected, the surgery -- if all goes right -- should hardly affect Manning's offseason prep, and it should be a non-issue come training camp.

Ed Dickson - TE - Carolina Panthers Posted 4/10/14 4:01pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The Carolina Panthers signed TE Ed Dickson (Ravens) on Thursday, April 10.
Huddle Up:  Aside from his second season (2011) with the Ravens when he had 54 catches for 528 yards and 5 TDs, Dickson didn't top 25 receptions, 273 yards or a TD in his other 3 campaigns, and now he'll be playing behind Greg Olsen, the Panthers' clear No. 1 passing-game target now that WR Steve Smith has left for Baltimore. In short, a change of scenery should do nothing to alter your minimal fantasy expectations for Dickson.

Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants Posted 4/10/14 4:01pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Thursday, April 10.
Huddle Up:  With today's ease of arthroscopic procedures, Manning should be fine by the time training camp rolls around, and he can get to work trying to erase his awful 2013 campaign.

Brandon Lloyd - WR - Free Agent Posted 4/10/14 4:01pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
The San Francisco 49ers are talking to free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots).
Huddle Up:  The well-travelled Lloyd didn't play last season following his 74-catch, 911-yard 2012 showing in N.E. Now, he's eyeing a return to his original team, where he'd be no better than the third WR option behind starters Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. The Niners have been kicking the tires on wideouts this offseason, so see if anything develops.

Ndamukong Suh - DT - Detroit Lions Posted 4/10/14 3:45pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions teammates and coaches were not surprised that DT Ndamukong Suh was not taking part in voluntary workouts. "It certainly didn't blindside me," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "We certainly knew. He and I have probably had more discussions than any player that we've had on the team. He's been in-and-out. I think he was here on a couple days when I came on a visit, so we kind of knew exactly what was going on."
Huddle Up:  So Suh's absence wasn't a surprise, but it doesn't sound like it was exactly welcomed by Caldwell and the Lions' new staff, either. Suh, who had 5.5 sacks and 9 tackles for losses last season, has always marched to his own beat, and Caldwell and Co. are more or less going to have to adjust.

Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers Posted 4/10/14 3:45pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, but no charges have been filed. According to reports, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with Kaepernick, 49ers WR Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette April 1 at a Miami hotel. The woman told police she drank and smoked marijuana with the players and wound up in Kaepernick's room. She told police that she and Kaepernick both removed their closes but didn't have sex. Kaepernick later left the room, and the woman said she couldn't remember anything after that.
Huddle Up:  It's a rather curious but obviously potentially serious incident and with the investigation only in the beginning stages, it's way too early on speculate on things.

Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions Posted 4/10/14 3:45pm et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush said he is fine with a potentially smaller workload in 2014. RB Joique Bell is expected to cut into Bush's workload more this season.
Huddle Up:  Bush had 277 touches this past season to Bell's 219, and if the above is true, it's basically shaping up as 50-50 split in the Motor City this coming season. Adjust your draft board accordingly.

Chris Johnson - RB - Tennessee Titans Posted 4/10/14 12:37am et  Share this news item on Facebook!  Tweet this news item!
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) will not be engaging in private tryouts for anyone, according to a league source. The thinking is that he has generated six years of game film, and he's a proven commodity.
Huddle Up:  At this point it's tough to see CJ?K getting anything more than an incentive-laden one-year "show me" type of deal, so why not rest on his body of work?

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