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February 27
12:24 AM

Mario Addison signs 3-year $22.5M deal with Panthers
Addison isn't a Jared Allen type name but he played well this past season. With Allen gone and Charles Johnson likely leaving town, Addison and some fellow newcomers will lead the pass rush next season. The Panthers DST hinges on the health of Luke Kuechly.

Fantasy Spin:
Mario Addison has signed a 3-year deal worth $22.5 million to return to the Panthers. Addison is coming his best season of his career with 9.5 sacks and one fumble recovered to go along with a career-high 27 total tackles in 14 games. Addison will provide the Panthers another edge rusher which is a position of need for them in the draft or free agency.
February 26
08:35 PM
J Charles (KCC)

Jamaal Charles could be pursued by Eagles this offseason
The Chiefs could part ways with Charles this offseason, especially since they signed fellow running back C.J. Spiller last week. In that scenario, Charles would become a free agent and would likely have a number of teams willing to take a chance on his services. Charles, 30, is coming off of the second ACL tear of his nine-year career in 2016 and would likely take an incentive based deal to sign with another club this offseason. Expect the Eagles to make a run at Charles if he is indeed released as they are in need of a boost at the running back position. Charles would also be a good fit with Philadelphia due to his past relationship with head coach Doug Pederson. Charles and Pederson spent three seasons together when the latter was Kansas City's offensive coordinator from 2013-to-2015.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Tim McManus believes the Philadelphia Eagles could pursue running back Jamaal Charles if he is released by the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.
08:12 PM
M Floyd (NEP)

Michael Floyd could depart from Patriots this offseason
In other words, if another team swoops in and offers Floyd a contract too rich for New England's blood, they are unlikely to "get into a competitive situation to retain him," per Reiss. Floyd, who signed with the team in December after the Cardinals released him, didn't wow anyone with his performance in his first two games with the club. He caught four targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Weeks 16 and 17. Expect Floyd's tenure with the Patriots to end this offseason. The 27-year-old wideout will, however, have a solid market in free agency despite his recent off the field issues.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the New England Patriots will not get into a bidding war with another club to retain free agent wide receiver Michael Floyd this offseason.
08:02 PM

Darrelle Revis could take pay cut after all
Cimini reports that during an exchange with fans on Instagram, Revis said that "he doesn't deserve to be one of the 10 highest-paid cornerbacks" in the NFL, all but hinting he is willing to take a pay cut this offseason. Revis, 31, has showcased declining skills for the better part of the past two seasons, especially in 2016, at the cornerback position. However, if he remains with the Jets, the team could elect to move him to safety, a position change that many great NFL corners made in the past -- most notably Ronnie Lott and Charles Woodson, among others.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Rich Cimini reports New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis "all but confirmed he's willing to take a pay cut" to remain with the team in 2017.
07:50 PM
L Murray (OAK)

Latavius Murray expected to test open market
If Oakland does, in fact, allow Murray to test the open market, and they are fully expected to, there is a good chance he will depart. As the Raiders spent the last two offseasons attempting to replace Murray, the team making him a lucrative offer to stay is unlikely. In Murray's possible departure, Oakland would be in the market to address the running back position this offseason in either the draft or in free agency.

Fantasy Spin:
ESPN's Josina Anderson expects the Oakland Raiders to allow running back Latavius Murray to test the open free agent market this offseason. "The door will remain open for a possible return after he tests his market," an unnamed source told Anderson.
February 25
07:44 PM

Nick Mangold released by Jets
Long-time Jets center Nick Mangold was released by the team Saturday. The 11-year veteran, who played his entire career in new York, told the media he is not retiring despite his release. He is expected to have a robust market in free agency.

Fantasy Spin:
The New York Jets have released center Nick Mangold on Saturday.
01:44 AM

49ers sign DT Earl Mitchell to 4-year, $16M deal
Current 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey is slated for free agency with no guarantees for returning. As the team transitions to a 4-3, they'll need a big-bodied space-eater. At 6'3", 310 lbs, Mitchell fits the mold. While his 5.5 sacks over 7 seasons is nothing to be impressed by, his primary job will be to occupy interior lineman allowing others to fill the holes.

Fantasy Spin:
After having the worst rushing defense in the league in 2016, the 49ers addressed a key position by signing run-stuffer Earl Mitchell to a 4-year deal. $5.5M of the $16M will be paid in his first year.
February 24
11:32 PM
T Siemian (DEN)

Trevor Siemian not expected to practice fully until training camp
Siemian, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery, is not expected to practice in full until training camp due to his recovery from the procedure. Although he will likely be on the field for OTAs in the spring, the Broncos are unlikely to give their presumed starting quarterback a full workload at that time as a precaution.

Fantasy Spin:
Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan Denver reports Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemain (shoulder) is not expected to resume practicing in full until training camp.
11:15 PM
J Doctson (WAS)

Josh Doctson's rehab progressing
Doctson missed all but two games in his rookie season due to a lingering Achilles injury suffered in the offseason. He was placed on the injured reserve list in October as a result. Barring a setback, the impending sophomore wideout appears to be on track for OTAs in the spring. If both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson depart via free agency this offseason, Doctson would be in line to open the 2017 campaign as one of the team's starting wide receivers along with Jamison Crowder.

Fantasy Spin:
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (Achilles) posted a video of himself on social media running drills at Redskins Park Friday.
11:02 PM
B Bortles (JAX)

Blake Bortles' starting job could be in jeopardy
Bortles, who committed 22 total turnovers (16 interceptions and six lost fumbles) in 2016, will have to limit his mistakes to remain the team's starter moving forward, per Coughlin. Despite his ball security issues, Bortles has shown enough upside to likely keep his job at least for the start of next season. Playing in 16 games, he threw for 3,905 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 359 yards and three scores in 2016. If Jacksonville adds offensive line help to protect their sometimes shaky signal caller, their offense will be a more cohesive unit in 2017.

Fantasy Spin:
Jacksonville Jaguars vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin told the media that the "key" for Blake Bortles to remain the team's starting quarterback is "limiting his turnovers."
09:17 PM
D Carter (NEP)

49ers sign WR DeAndre Carter
Carter was an undrafted free agent in 2015 that was signed by the Ravens. He was waived and later signed/waived by the Raiders and Patriots from 2015-16. The 49ers have holes in multiple places on their roster and the WR position was especially poor after finishing dead last in receiving yards in 2016. Part of the blame could be on the QB, but a WR corps of Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton and Jeremy Kerley isn't scaring anyone.

Fantasy Spin:
The San Francisco 49ers have signed 23-year-old WR DeAndre Carter to a two-year deal.
05:33 PM
R Gronkowski (NEP)

Rob Gronkowski 'will be ready' for 2017
Gronkowski suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 12 of the regular season. It was the third of his career. Gronkowski, who only played in eight games last season, accumulated 25 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns. It was his worst statistical season since 2013. Although he will enter 2017 as a starter, the Patriots could ultimately limit his role in an attempt to prolong longevity.

Fantasy Spin:
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) told the media he "will be ready" for the 2017 season.
04:12 PM
N Folk (NYJ)

Nick Folk cut by Jets
After playing for the team since 2010, Folk was cut by the Jets on Thursday. The 10-year veteran was successful on 27-of-31 field goal attempts and 24-of-26 extra point attempts in 2016. He'll likely sign with another team and compete for a job at some point this offseason. However, he may have to wait until training camp to find another suitor. In the wake of Folk's release, the Jets saved $3 million in salary cap space.

Fantasy Spin:
The New York Jets released kicker Nick Folk on Thursday.
04:04 PM
C Spiller (NYJ)

C.J. Spiller signs with Kansas City
The Chiefs added running back depth Friday when they signed Spiller to a one-year deal. The oft-injured rusher will compete for a roster spot in a crowded Chiefs backfield that currently has Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware under contract for 2017.

Fantasy Spin:
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back C.J. Spiller on Friday.
12:52 PM

Dalvin Cook compared to Fred Taylor
"In his prime, Taylor had elite, game-changing ability, and that is what separates Cook from the other backs in this class," writes the PFF team. "He can turn the slightest crease into a big play, and he can contribute as a weapon in the passing game." Cook is expected to be either the first or second running back taken in this years draft and is assured a spot in the first round barring any character concerns that come to light as the process plays out. He should slot in as his team's top RB right away, making him worth drafting in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts next season.

Fantasy Spin:
Pro Football Focus compares former FSU running back Dalvin Cook to former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.

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