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  • Torrey Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/24/15 5:40pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith might command too much money on the open market for the Ravens to re-sign him, and general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team won't break the bank to keep him around.

    Huddle Up: The Ravens are wary, with the owner mentioning the big $ Mike Wallace received to sign with the Dolphins two years ago. Working in the Ravens' favor is that Smith hit career lows with 49 catches and 767 yards last season but did have a career-high 11 receiving TDs.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 2/24/15 5:40pm ET

    St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is not being pursued by the Buffalo Bills, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The former No. 1 overall pick, who's played a total of seven games over the last two injury-plagued seasons, figures to get one more campaign to prove himself with the Rams unless the franchise is bowled over by a trade offer.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/24/15 2:40pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars if he reaches free agency.

    Huddle Up: With only 43 catches over the last two seasons, the Marcedes Lewis Era is rapidly winding down in J'ville, and the Jags are hurting across the board for offensive play-makers. Thomas would certainly fill that bill, but on the flip side, it would be quite the transition going from Peyton Manning to second-year QB Blake Bortles.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/24/15 2:40pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb said prior to the start of the 2014 season that he would prove that he deserved a contract extension, and he finished the season with career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Cobb and RT Bryan Baluga are the Pack's top two free-agent priorities, but it'll be that much tougher to re-sign the WR if he reaches the open market with teams such as the wideout-needy Raiders and Jets rumored to be ready to pounce.

  • Earl Thomas - S - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/24/15 2:30pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 24. Rehab time is 6-8 months.

    Huddle Up: The end of that timetable very much threatens the start of the 2015 season for the three-time first-team All-Pro who has averaged 93.4 tackles, 8.2 passes defensed and 3.2 interceptions in his five seasons in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - NFL Draft Prospect
    Posted 2/24/15 2:30pm ET

    Florida State University QB Jameis Winston impressed coaches and talent evaluators with his arm and his intelligence at the NFL Scouting Combine. 'The kid is great on the board, and he can sling the hell out the ball,' said one general manager who has drafted a quarterback first overall. 'I don't see how they cannot take him.'

    Huddle Up: Winston didn't exactly impress with his 4.97 40 time or his 8-7 broad jump, but he displayed an accurate & strong NFL-ready arm during on-field throwing drills and also earned strong reviews with his work on the whiteboard during strategy sessions. There's still two months to go, but the Florida State product is very much looking like he'll remain in the Sunshine State.

  • DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/23/15 11:15pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has not been released and is not expected to be released Monday, Feb. 23. It was previously reported that Williams had been released.

    Huddle Up: Williams gaven an interview to WBTV in which he discussed a meeting with the Panthers last week, a meeting in which they told him they would be releasing him. However, a Panthers spokesman said he had not yet been released and no transaction was expected on Monday. It's all semantics, though; Williams is not in Carolina's plans, and he'll be released at whatever point the Panthers need the cap space or roster room.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/23/15 11:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is unlikely to be re-signed by the team, as his market value will likely exceed what the Broncos are willing to pay. The Broncos tried to sign Thomas to a five-year, $40 million extension last summer, but he wasn't comfortable with the guaranteed money and structuring.

    Huddle Up: Kudos to Thomas for believing in himself enough to leave $40 mil on the table, as he likely earned a heftier contract this offseason. And given the Broncos' coaching change and need to re-sign Demaryius Thomas, that contract will in all probability come from a team other than the Broncos. The Raiders are believed to be a leading contender for Julius Thomas' services.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/23/15 11:15pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's father denied a report that Peterson no longer wants to play for Minnesota. Peterson's father said Peterson is still open to a return to the Vikings. Peterson himself said earlier this month that he feels uneasy about returning to Minnesota because he felt there were some people in the organization who wanted him off the field last season. It was also previously reported that Peterson's agent and members of the Vikings' front office had a heated exchange during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.

    Huddle Up: On the one hand it appears as if Peterson is doing everything possible to burn his bridges with the Vikings; on the other, seeing as the team can't officially have any contact with the suspended Peterson it's quite likely no trade request has taken place... at least yet. It's also likely that should the Vikings opt to guarantee some of Peterson's hefty contract through the next two seasons, all will be forgiven and he'll happily collect paychecks in Minnesota--once the league clears him to return to action.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 2/23/15 11:15pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Ted Ginn Jr. was released Monday, Feb. 23.

    Huddle Up: Ginn was expected to be Arizona's WR3 last season but John Brown quickly usurped that role, so Ginn became expendable.

  • DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is on his way out of Carolina. Williams told WBTV that the team told him last week he was being released. Williams, who turns 32 in two months, played in just six games last season while Jonathan Stewart found new life. Cutting Williams saves the Panthers $2 million in salary cap space.

    Huddle Up: The door is wide open for Jonathan Stewart to be a fantasy factor; if he's able to stay healthy and play as he did late last season, he'll live up to that potential. As for Williams, he's relatively low mileage for a veteran back but his best bet to land another NFL gig is as part of a backfield committee.

  • Giorgio Tavecchio - PK - Free Agent
    Posted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET

    The Oakland Raiders signed PK Giorgio Tavecchio to an undisclosed contract Monday, Feb. 23.

    Huddle Up: The move provides a little competition for Sebastian Janikowski--and officially gives the Raiders the most jersey letters devoted to kickers

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's situation with the team worsened during the NFL scouting combine as his agent and members of Minnesota's front office had a heated verbal altercation, according to sources. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, reportedly said that Peterson would never play for the Vikings again.

    Huddle Up: Peterson is doing just about everything he can to burn any remaining bridges back to the Vikings, and in the process driving any possibility of a trade opportunity into the tank as well. Of course, pending the results of his appeal hearing he can't even petition for reinstatement until April so at this juncture you have to believe the Vikings' Plan A calls for moving forward--and away from Peterson--at the running back position.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET

    Miami Dolphins impending free-agent TE Charles Clay is expected to receive at least $6 million per season in his next contract, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Bills are reportedly one of the teams interested in making Clay a big offer; looks like Clay's house will be the place to be camping out for early free agency activity.

  • Justin Forsett - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is of high interest to the Atlanta Falcons if he reaches free agency.

    Huddle Up: With Kyle Shanahan now calling the plays in Atlanta the running game will shift to a zone blocking scheme, the same scheme Forsett excelled in for Gary Kubiak in Baltimore last season. Makes sense Shanahan and the Falcons would be in play for the free agent Forsett.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/23/15 1:41am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has not asked for a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and has not had any conversations with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Huddle Up: The Peterson-to-Big D rumors have been circulating for years, but have recently picked up steam with AD's off-field troubles and DeMarco Murray's free agency. It's a juicy story line that figures to have legs for a while.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/23/15 1:41am ET

    Cleveland Browns impending free-agent TE Jordan Cameron is not expected to be re-signed by the team.

    Huddle Up: Cameron had 80 catches for 917 yards and 7 TDs in 2013 but has totaled 50 grabs for 683 yards and 3 scores over his other three seasons in Cleveland, and it looks like the TE will be wearing a new uniform next season. Cameron's concussion history will be the biggest stumbling block, but there will be more than a few TE-needy teams willing to take on the risk.

  • Jason Pierre-Paul - DE - New York Giants
    Posted 2/22/15 6:12pm ET

    Free-agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Giants) may be pursued by the Atlanta Falcons if he hits free agency.

    Huddle Up: Only the Bengals, with 20, had fewer sacks last season than the Falcons' 22, and the team could again look to a Giant DE -- a la Osi Umenyiora -- for pass-rushing help this offseason. Via free agency, the draft -- or both -- expect the Falcons to add a couple players who can turn up the pressure on opposing QBs.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/22/15 6:07pm ET

    Miami Dolphins impending free-agent TE Charles Clay is a player the Buffalo Bills are considering pursuing in free agency.

    Huddle Up: Naturally, Clay seems to be on the radar screens of several of the Dolphins' divisional opponents (Buffalo & N.E.) and why not as he has the look of an up-and-comer who's already producing numbers than rank with the league's top TEs, standing sixth at his position with 127 total receptions over the last two seasons.

  • Andre Ellington - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 2/22/15 6:07pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington needs to bulk up and improve his strength this offseason so he can stay healthy for an entire season, according to general manager Steve Keim. Keim said he believes Ellington can be a featured back in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: Ellington, listed at 5-10 and 199 pounds, has made 12 total starts in two seasons and while he certainly has starting RB skills and potential, he's yet to prove he's durable enough to handle a true featured back's full workload over a season. The Cards would likely be best served acquiring or drafting a bigger backup who can help keep Ellington fresher.

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