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  NFL | Logan Ryan sees himself as safety    Mon Aug 10, 04:07 PM

Free-agent CB Logan Ryan (Titans) is letting teams know that he considers himself a safety and not a cornerback like he has been listed.

Footballguys view: Ryan was a playmaker from the slot last year for the Titans but has not yet found a home in free agency. He's a hybrid player who can line up at both corner and safety. Reports have indicated earlier this offseason that Ryan wants more than $10 million per season.

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  NFL | Derrius Guice finds no takers    Sun Aug 9, 07:18 PM

Free-agent RB Derrius Guice (Football Team) passed through waivers unclaimed Sunday, Aug. 9.

Footballguys view: Guice has domestic violence charges pending against him and those will need to be cleaned up before another team takes a chance on him.

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  NFL | Javaris Davis goes unclaimed    Sat Aug 8, 09:46 PM

Free-agent Javaris Davis (Dolphins) went unclaimed and cleared waivers Friday, Aug. 7.

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  NFL | Robert Nkemdiche talking with teams    Sat Aug 1, 03:14 PM

Free agent DT Robert Nkemdiche (Dolphins) has had recent discussions with unidentified teams with a number of defensive tackles opting out of the 2020 season. Nkemdiche reportedly has dropped his weight to 315 pounds, down from 345.

Footballguys view: Nkemdiche has physical gifts with strength and quickness but he was a bust after being a first-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2016 NFL draft. He got a chance with the Dolphins but that didn't last and he's been out of football since last November. Injuries (knee) and lack of conditioning caused him to wash out quickly. We'll see if the number of DTs opting out gives Nkemdiche another chance.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown does not plan to appeal    Fri Jul 31, 04:13 PM

Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) has accepted his eight-game suspension and is not expected to appeal the suspension, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Brown just wants to play in the NFL. We'll see if he can not be disruptive in any manner if/when a new team picks him up. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has been pushing for the team to add Brown. The Seahawks could also have interest as Brown has caught passes from QB Russell Wilson this offseason.

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  NFL | Several DTs receiving interest    Fri Jul 31, 03:23 PM

Free-agent DTs Mike Daniels (Lions), Timmy Jernigan (Eagles), Damon Harrison (Lions) and Domata Peko (Ravens) are receiving interest from teams since several defensive tackles have decided to opt out this season.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown suspension starts Week 1    Fri Jul 31, 02:59 PM

Updating a previous report, free agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) begins his eight-game disciplinary suspension in Week 1 of the 2020 season, regardless if he has signed with a team or not, per a league source.

Footballguys view: More clarity on the Brown situation. A team like the Ravens or the Seahawks might be interested in signing Brown to get him into training camp. Once the regular season begins, Brown would have to stay away from the team facility. Getting him signed in the near future would give him about a month to prepare with his new team before serving the 8-game suspension.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown would face 8-game ban    Fri Jul 31, 02:52 PM

Free agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) would have to serve an eight-game suspension for violations of the league's personal-conduct policy if and when he does sign with a new team, a league source said Friday, July 31.

Footballguys view: This gives us some clarity in the situation. Brown has interest from teams out there, and perhaps a team like the Seahawks or the Ravens would take a chance on him. If that happens, Brown would have to miss half of the regular season. We'll see if this prompts some team to sign him so he can go to training camp before serving his 8-game suspension. Stay tuned.

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  NFL | Akeem King could join Bills    Fri Jul 31, 01:21 PM

Free agent CB Akeem King (Seahawks) is in Buffalo on Friday, July 31, undergoing a physical with the Bills.

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  NFL | Matt Jones garnering interest    Thu Jul 30, 11:57 AM

Free-agent RB Matt Jones (XFL) has been in contact with teams and has garnered interest.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick (Washington) in the 2015 NFL draft, Jones was a banger at Florida and that's what he was in the pros. The last time he was in the NFL was when he was trying to make the Eagles 53-man roster in the 2018 preseason. We'll see if some team wants to pick up the big-bodied veteran back.

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  NFL | Larry Warford taking year off    Tue Jul 28, 04:29 PM

Free-agent G Larry Warford (Saints) is opting out of the 2020 season Tuesday, July 28, despite receiving multiple contract offers, according to a source. He'll plan to revisit playing in 2021.

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  NFL | Alex Boone plotting comeback    Tue Jul 28, 03:02 PM

Retired free-agent OG Alex Boone (Cardinals) is planning an NFL comeback, according to sources. He has not played since 2017, but Boone has been training, is finally healthy, and near his former playing weight at 33 years old.

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  NFL | Brandon Fusco hopes to play    Sun Jul 26, 01:46 PM

Free-agent OF Brandon Fusco (Falcons) has not played in a game since 2018 but hopes to play in the NFL again.

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  NFL | Martavis Bryant not ready to play    Sat Jul 25, 05:42 PM

Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) is receiving interest from several teams, but he still has not applied for reinstatement at this point.

Footballguys view: Bryant hopes to play at some point but still needs to do more work. It sounds like Bryant may not play in 2020 but could be aiming for a return in 2021. Bryant will be 28-years old next offseason but it sounds like some teams could still have interest.

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  NFL | Ray Lima retiring    Fri Jul 24, 05:33 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DT Ray Lima (Dolphins) is planning to retire from professional football, according to a source.

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  NFL | LeSean McCoy talking with teams    Fri Jul 24, 02:20 PM

Free agent RB LeSean McCoy (Chiefs) said Friday, July 24, that he's had recent discussions with a 'few' unnamed teams as he seeks to continue his career. 'But I think the biggest thing is to find the right fit,' McCoy said on NFL Network. 'Find the right fit for me. I think at the point in my career, not just playing football. I want to play for the right team. I want to be able to contribute. I want to be able to win another championship. You can't go from playing with the Chiefs with all that talent and winning a championship to now just trying to play. I'm the type of guy, I want to come in a room, challenge the running backs get them better. Be a veteran leader. All the type of things I want to bring to a team. So, just got to find the right fit for me.'

Footballguys view: The Eagles come to mind immediately as a possible destination considering his history with the team and their desire to add a veteran back. McCoy hurt the ADP of Damien Williams when he signed with the Chiefs after Buffalo released him right before the season, but by the end of the season, McCoy was a healthy scratch, so don't let him affect ADP too much wherever he lands.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown actually not done    Thu Jul 23, 10:26 AM

Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) posted on Instagram that he doesn't want to retire and called on the NFL to finish its personal conduct investigations. 'I have complied with each and every ask of your investigations throughout the past 11 months,' Brown wrote. 'You have had access to all of my phones, you know what the deal is in each and every situation that the media has distorted. I have been seeing the therapist you asked me to, I have worked on all aspects of my life this past year and have become a better man because of it.'

Footballguys view: He just can't walk away, and his latest retirement (at least the third time he's done that this calendar year) didn't last long. When the NFL makes a decision on his legal issues then Brown should be back in the league. We expect teams like the Seahawks, Buccaneers and Washington to potentially show interest.

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  NFL | Devonta Freeman motivated to sign    Wed Jul 22, 09:55 AM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent, and Rosenhaus said Freeman is hoping to sign somewhere soon.

Footballguys view: Freeman changed agents earlier this month and Rosenhaus is trying to get something done for his new client. There have been a few teams interested in the veteran back and with training camps kicking off we could see Freeman find a new team. Any squad who adds him does so for veteran depth and not as any sort of immediate starting option.

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  NFL | Michael Bennett retires    Tue Jul 21, 09:23 AM

Free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Cowboys) announced his retirement Tuesday, July 21.

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  NFL | Reshad Jones may not play again    Mon Jul 20, 06:12 PM

Free-agent S Reshad Jones (Dolphins) said he does not plan to play during the 2020 season and is not sure if he will play professional football again.

Footballguys view: Injuries have been a major concern for Jones over the last two years. He hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2017 and would only get a short-term deal if some team had interest. We'll see if a year off (if he takes a year off) rejuvenates Jones for the future.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown done playing?    Mon Jul 20, 04:08 PM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) indicated on Twitter that he is done playing professional football.

Footballguys view: This isn't the first time Brown has postured as if he was going to retire. One report by Jeremy Fowler indicated that Brown is bringing up retirement because he was close to settling the Britney Taylor case, which is what happened last year. His status as a late round flier is looking shakier as Brown's instability is resurfacing.

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  NFL | Kentrell Brothers receives suspension    Fri Jul 17, 05:10 PM

Free-agent LB Kentrell Brothers (Vikings) has been suspended for the first nine games of the 2020 NFL season, according to a source.

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  NFL | Lamar Miller close to full strength    Fri Jul 17, 12:16 PM

Free agent RB Lamar Miller (knee) is close to making a full recovery from the torn ACL he suffered in the 2019 preseason. He will need teams to bring him in for a medical exam before he can sign.

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  NFL | Taylor Heinicke likely to retire    Wed Jul 15, 09:14 PM

Free-agent QB Taylor Heinicke (Panthers) said his football career is likely 'coming to an end.'

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  NFL | Mychal Kendricks cleared    Wed Jul 15, 05:49 PM

Free-agent LB Mychal Kendricks (Seahawks) has been medically cleared to return to the field, according to a source.

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  NFL | Jordan Reed has suitors    Mon Jul 13, 02:19 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Reed (Redskins) has three teams interested in signing him, and Reed intends to play in 2020.

Footballguys view: The Rams reportedly had interest in Reed according to Rams Wire writer Cameron DaSilva. They could be one of the three teams, and it's always possible Washington is one of them with their familiarity and need at tight end. Sean McVay coached Reed in Washington, so it's believable that he would make a play for Reed even though the Rams appear to be set at tight end. Reed has played in only 19 games in the last three seasons and it is difficult see him making a fantasy impact or lasting very long on the field if he plays this year.

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  NFL | Devonta Freeman's agent bounces    Mon Jul 13, 09:16 AM

Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) was informed that his agent, Kristin Campbell, has terminated their relationship Sunday, July 12.

Footballguys view: Freeman turned down a contract from the Seahawks that he can't get now because they signed Carlos Hyde instead. He appears to have a higher estimation of his worth than the market will bear and this could be why he's looking for a new agent.

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  NFL | Terrelle Pryor looking to play again    Sun Jul 12, 12:14 PM

Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (Jaguars) said he is looking to play in 2020 and has talked with five teams this offseason. He said he would like to play for the New England Patriots or Pittsburgh Steelers.

Footballguys view: Pryor had one year where he looked like one of the best size/speed threats in the league, but since then he hasn't been able to stay healthy or be productive. He could get into a camp and might be worth a spot in very deep dynasty leagues until we see where this is headed.

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  NFL | Browns out on Jadeveon Clowney?    Tue Jul 7, 05:09 PM

Free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney isn't believed to be a potential target of the Cleveland Browns any longer, after they were able to agree to a restructured contract with LB Olivier Vernon, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times Tuesday, July 7.

Footballguys view: Once the deal with Vernon was redone, most understood this would likely be the end of their pursuit of Clowney. The Browns were supposed to have the largest offer of any team interested in the former no.1 overall pick. Clowney now has the Seahawks and the Raiders known as the primary teams interested in his services.

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  NFL | Teez Tabor underwent surgery    Mon Jul 6, 06:22 PM

Free-agent CB Teez Tabor (foot) recently underwent surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his foot, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Footballguys view: The 49ers waived Tabor on Monday. He was on the 49ers practice squad for most of the 2019 season and signed a futures deal with them for 2020. If he's ready for the start of the regular season, we imagine some team will sign him for veteran depth after/around Week 1.

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  NFL | Bill Cowher had virus    Wed Jul 1, 11:16 AM

Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 in April and have since recovered.

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  NFL | Jadeveon Clowney welcoming offers    Tue Jun 30, 03:33 PM

Free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) is 'still open' to offers and hopes to sign with a team 'before the season starts,' he told Josina Anderson.

Footballguys view: Clowney is weighing all options and he's got a few teams interested in his services. The Titans, Seahawks and Browns seem to be near the top of the list yet nobody is yet willing to pay Clowney's asking price which reports indicate is around $17 million annually. We'll see him with a new team soon enough.

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  NFL | Johnny Manziel likely done    Mon Jun 29, 10:31 AM

Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) admitted that his football career is likely in the past. 'In the past, probably, is the way I'd characterize it,' Manziel said, leaning forward and without a moment's hesitation. 'I've finally got to a point where I'm trying to achieve happiness in life, not happiness on the football field.'

Footballguys view: Manziel was a Heisman Trophy winner in college at Texas A&M and then was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. He only lasted two seasons in the NFL before getting bounced out of the league. Manziel then went to the CFL and failed with two teams. His last football was played in the AAF for the Memphis Express in 2019. Manziel will go down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.

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  NFL | Associates of Colin Kaepernick contacted by NFL teams    Sat Jun 27, 08:41 AM

Friends and associates of free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) have been contacted by several NFL teams, as clubs continue to do research on him, according to multiple sources familiar with those conversations.

Footballguys view: Okay...that's associates of Kaepernick but that is not the veteran himself. Teams are warming up to the idea of adding him to the roster but no official contact has been made. We'll be more interested in his return when teams are actually bringing him in for workouts. That may happen around the time training camp starts.

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  NFL | Colin Kaepernick has not been contacted    Fri Jun 26, 03:19 PM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) has not been contacted by any team over the last several weeks.

Footballguys view: There has been a ton of speculation about teams having interest but nothing official just yet. Tones have changes around the league about Kaepernick but until we start seeing him get workouts for teams, it's difficult to get too excited about his return to the NFL. We'll see if that changes as training camp draws near.

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  NFL | Josh Gordon expecting reinstatement answer within month    Thu Jun 25, 04:03 PM

Free-agent WR Josh Gordon (Seahawks) expects an answer from commissioner Roger Goodell on his application for reinstatement within the next 30 days.

Footballguys view: Gordon wants to get back in the NFL and there should be some interest in the veteran when he gets reinstated. We could even see Seattle bring him back for depth at the position. There are rumblings that the Ravens might have interest too and we're sure there are others.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown drawing interest from Seahawks, Ravens    Tue Jun 23, 03:06 PM

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is drawing interest from the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens, who've both had internal discussions about signing the receiver.

Footballguys view: The writing is on the wall that Brown is going to playing again as soon as the league is ready to decide whether he will be suspended and for how long. Brown's speculative value in dynasty and redraft leagues is about to go up, and perhaps Russell Wilson's with it.

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  NFL | Jordan Reed still committed    Fri Jun 19, 09:51 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Reed (Redskins) reiterated that he still wants to continue his NFL career.

Footballguys view: Reed has only played in 65 of a possible 112 games during his pro career and has several (the number is seven) known concussions. If healthy, he can be a receiving weapon...but he struggles to stay healthy. Reed has been in contact with the Rams and did have a visit with the Seahawks earlier this offseason. We'll see if someone takes a chance on the oft-injured veteran when training camp gets here.

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  NFL | Kaleb McGary, Nate Solder struggled in pass pro    Thu Jun 18, 10:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Kaleb McGary and New York Giants OT Nate Solder led the league with 14 sacks allowed in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: There has been recent buzz that Solder is not guaranteed a starting spot. It seems unlikely that he'll collect his 9.9 million dollar salary in 2021. McGary missed the preseason last year, which might have left him a lot less prepared, contributing to his poor numbers. The Falcons hope he and fellow 2019 first-round pick Chris Lindstrom, who only played in five games last year, help the offensive line make big strides forward this year.

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  NFL | Marqui Christian receives suspension    Thu Jun 18, 04:44 PM

Free-agent S Marqui Christian (Rams) has been suspended for the first two games of the 2020 season, according to a source.

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  NFL | Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement    Thu Jun 18, 03:12 PM

Free-agent WR Josh Gordon (Seahawks) submitted his letter to the NFL on Wednesday, June 18, to apply for reinstatement.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Seahawks want to give Gordon another chance. The new CBA has a lighter stance on marijuana so that's something that could work in Gordon's favor. Gordon has been keeping in football shape and hopes to be reinstated in time for training camp.

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  NFL | Shaun Wade the top corner for 2021?    Sun Jun 14, 11:08 PM

Ohio State CB Shaun Wade 'could emerge as the premier player at his position' for the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com, and Jeremiah compares Wade to Pittsburgh Steelers CB Minkah Fitzpatrick.

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  NFL | Gregory Rousseau a future force?    Sun Jun 14, 10:15 PM

Miami (Fla.) DE Gregory Rousseau 'has the tools to emerge as a perennial All-Pro player' at the next level, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com.

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  NFL | Christian Hackenberg changing sports    Sun Jun 14, 08:33 AM

Free-agent QB Christian Hackenberg (AAF) said that he has moved on from football and is now attempting to begin a career in professional baseball as a pitcher.

Footballguys view: Drew Henson was once a top baseball prospect and football prospect, but played baseball first and then ended up being traded from the Texans, who took him in the sixth round, to the Cowboys for a third-round pick. Hackenberg is going in the opposite order and was once a top high school baseball player at Fork Union Military Academy.

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  NFL | Markus Golden optimistic about offer    Sat Jun 13, 05:22 PM

Free-agent LB Markus Golden's (Giants) representatives are optimistic that Golden will receive a contract offer before the start of training camp. Golden will return to the New York Giants if he does not join another team before camp.

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  NFL | Antonio Brown avoids jail after plea deal    Fri Jun 12, 04:45 PM

Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) pleaded no contest Friday, Jun 12, to charges related to felony battery of a moving-truck driver in January. Brown will avoid jail upon completing two years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and a mandatory psychological evaluation.

Footballguys view: Brown still has a civil sexual assault suit going forward to resolve, and it's likely the league and all teams won't move forward with reinstating or signing him until that is settled. It's very possible Brown never plays in the NFL again, but he probably can play at a high level if he does, so he's worth rostering in dynasty leagues and drafting late in best ball leagues if your philosophy of fantasy football doesn't preclude rostering players with off-field troubles like his.

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  NFL | Colin Kaepernick drawing interest    Fri Jun 12, 09:31 AM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) has drawn interest from an undisclosed team. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said a team contacted him about Kaepernick Thursday, June 11. The Seahawks were interested in Kaepernick after he opted out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017.

Footballguys view: The Steelers, Broncos, Rams, and Titans could also use an upgrade at backup quarterback, but this could be any number of teams. The chances of Kaepernick playing in the NFL this year have gone up significantly after recent events in the United States.

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  NFL | Seth DeValve recovering from toe surgery    Tue Jun 9, 04:10 PM

Free-agent TE Seth DeValve (Panthers) is expected to need 10 to 12 weeks to recover from a repaired tendon and having a cyst removed from his toe, a source said Tuesday, June 9. He's expected to be ready to play in September.

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  NFL | Micah Parsons a future star?    Sat Jun 6, 10:54 PM

Penn State LB Micah Parsons 'checks off all the boxes' for a linebacker in today's NFL, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com, and Jeremiah said he currently has a higher grade on Parsons than he had on Baltimore Ravens LB Patrick Queen, Los Angeles Chargers LB Kenneth Murray and Seattle Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks, the three linebackers taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Jeremiah loves Parsons size, rugged nature taking on blocks, speed, coverage abilities, and blitzing abilities. Penn State was once known as "Linebacker U" and Parsons is a worthy heir to that tradition. He should be on your radar if you play in IDP leagues or just like watching good football players.

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  NFL | Luke Kuechly officially on retired list    Tue Jun 2, 03:47 PM

Former Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly was officially placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, June 2, according to a source.

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