The NFL never sleeps, and neither should you… well, not on NFL news anyways. Here is some of the news that may impact your 2013 fantasy teams that’s happening right now along with some analysis. Let’s get this show on the road.
Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw was cut from the team in February. Because of his foot injury/surgery, he hasn’t been able to visit teams, until now. According to ProFootballTalk.com, Bradshaw has been cleared to begin visiting team after visiting a specialist on Wednesday. Many teams make sense, including a return to the Giants at a lower rate or the New York Jets. No visits have been scheduled yet.
MJD to Attend Mini-Camp
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, coming off a foot injury and surgery of his own, will be at the Jaguars first mini-camp, although he will be sidelined for the event. It doesn’t tell us much about Jones-Drew’s foot, but it at least gives us a clear sign that he isn’t planning on a hold out on the final year of his contract. According to the Florida Times-Union, Jones-Drew is currently rehabbing and taking classes at UCLA right now. The article also mentions that the Jaguars are trying to re-sign fullback Greg Jones andÂ deal could come in the next week.
Here’s a guy you might not of heard of but has made waves for his athleticism: Titans tight end Taylor Thompson. With Jared Cook likely hitting the open market and with at least seven teams turning their heads to take a look, Thompson could be a starter in 2013, a year after his rookie campaign. He’s a converted defensive end who was selected in the fifth round in 2012 and could play a bigger role with the Titans in 2013.
Jets Shopping Tebow
This will be a one sentence entry, and you can read more at the link if you actually care (I don’t.): the Jets are still actively shopping quarterback Tim Tebow and will cut him if they can’t find him a new home according to ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini.
Pats Like Big Backs and They Cannot Lie
The Boston Globe sites free agent running backs Peyton Hillis and Michael Turner as possibilities for the Patriots goal-line back role behind Stevan Ridley in 2013. This makes about zero sense. The Patriots already have a bruising, young running back in Brandon Bolden. In fact, I’d go to the point to say he’s more efficient than either of these two Jeff Howe suggested. I don’t want to put Jeff in the doghouse here, but this simply doesn’t make sense. Hillis and Turner were very ineffective near the goal line this season. Hillis could be a possibility, because he’s still young, but I would give Turner a .1% chance of signing with New England, especially if the Patriots are looking for a bruiser.
More Jets Options
Here’s more ESPN New York for you: Rich Cimini cites Felix Jones, Brady Quinn, Matt Moore, Mohamed Massaquoi, Anthony Fasano and many others as possibilities for the Jets in free agency with the limited cap space that they have.
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