FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Free agent center Stefen Wisniewski is drawing interest from the Eagles.

Wisniewski was an All-Rookie left guard for the Raiders back in 2011 and then moved to center in 2012 where he has excelled tremendously despite the usual questions about the team's offensive line issues. He will draw plenty of interest on the free agent market. Analysis: Howard Bender

Paul Spicer was hired as the assistant DL coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Spicer spent the majority of his playing career with the Jaguars as well as all of his NFL coaching...well, assistant coaching. He'll stay in southern Florida and with the same duties but just with another team. Analysis: Howard Bender

Mike Wallace is unwilling to restructure his contract and would rather test free agency.

Wallace and Miami have had some issues off the field, punctuated with Wallace leaving their final game early. The Dolphins want to reduce his absurdly large contract, and he is refusing to do so. There's a chance that he leaves and sees what is available via free agency, and if he does so, it could leave the Dolphins scrambling to find a new number one receiver in the draft or on the free agency market. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Tom Compton has re-signed with the Redskins.

Compton started nine games last season after doing very little in 2012 and 2013. The 6th rounder in 2012 could fight for a starting job in 2015, but is more likely to have a back up role, though he could fill in for injured starters during the season, like he did in 2014. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Browns have agreed to terms with Josh McCown on a three-year deal.

While few fantasy owners even like McCown, they can't argue with the fact that he is a definite upgrade to both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. The Browns would love for Manziel to take a step forward and claim the starting job for himself, but they will go with McCown if they have to. Without Josh Gordon or any other legitimate receiving threat, however, McCown has very little value heading into the 2015 season. Analysis: Howard Bender

Two months after revealing that he would require surgery to repair a torn triceps, Reggie Wayne has undergone the procedure.

Why there was such a delay is not yet known, but it's obviously going to inhibit his offseason program with the team somewhat. He'll probably be questionable for spring OTAs but should easily be ready for training camp. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tampa Bay tried to shop Vincent Jackson before the trade deadline and, while they might still be open to dealing him, they haven't re-started that process yet, sources said. At this point it looks like he'll be back with the Bucs but Jackson has already said that he will not agree to a pay cut.

This has the potential to become quite the ugly situation. Jackson opened the season as the No. 1 target but was eventually supplanted late in the year by an emerging Mike Evans. He is still considered a top wideout, but the Bucs could make him a salary cap casualty if they go full-on rebuild and need to clear some cap space. Look for the Bucs to try and resolve this before the NFL Draft. Analysis: Howard Bender

According to a source, free-agent nose tackle B.J. Raji most likely will return for another season with the Packers.

Raji missed most of last year after undergoing surgery to repair a biceps tear. The recovery time was six to nine months and he's now five months in. The Packers would love to have him back and his injury last year likely hurts his value on the open market, so most just expect him to stay. Analysis: Howard Bender

Falcons have released Jonathan Massaquoi.

Considering his release only saves about $600K for the Falcons, this was more about the former 2012 fifth-round pick's lack of development. They were hoping he was going to turn into a strong pass-rusher but he's lacked that burst of speed through and around the line to help him get to the quarterback. He'll get picked up by someone and he'll have to re-establish himself all over again. Analysis: Howard Bender

Ravens have reached a two-year deal with DT Christo Bilukidi.

In his three-year career, Bilukidi has appeared in 22 games and has recorded a total of 16 tackles and one sack. As such, it should come as no surprise to hear that he has no value in any fantasy league (unless you get points for a player having 4 syllables in his last name). Analysis: Brad Costilo

The Bengals released defensive end Robert Geathers.

The Bengals decision to cut Geathers, who only tallied 21 tackles and 1 sack in 16 games during the 2014 season, is no major surprise. As he hasn't produced more than 3.5 Sacks in a season since his 10.5 sack 2006 season, Geathers has no real value in IDP fantasy leagues any more. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Saints need to save some money against the cap this offseason and it looks like they’ll try to do so by having wide receiver Marques Colston take a pay cut.

The veteran Colston has been the focal-point of the Saints passing attack ever since breaking-out with a 70-catch, 1,038-yard, 8-TD rookie season back in 2006. That being said, Colston's production has certainly dipped over the last two seasons, going from an average of 76 catches, 1,056 yards and 8.3 TDs a season from 2006-2012, to an average of 67 catches, 922 yards and 5 TDs over the 2013-2014 seasons.  Analysis: Brad Costilo

The Cardinals have released Darnell Dockett.

This comes as a bit of a surprise, as only two days ago the Cardinals claimed to be turning their attention to re-signing Dockett now that Fitzgerald's contract is all taken care of. Most likely, this is due to Dockett's refusal to take a pay cut, which the Cardinals had said they would need to keep him in town. Dockett missed all of the 2014 season with a knee injury. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Falcons have released OG Justin Blalock.

After eight seasons with the Falcons, during which time Blalock started 125 games, it's not shocking to see him cut today. The Falcons don't believe that he is a good fit for Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Brandon Gibson has been released by the Dolphins.

Gibson had 59 Catches and 4 TDs during his 21 games as a member of the Miami Dolphins. Most likely, he will end up signing on as a WR4 somewhere before the 2015 NFL season begins, but he won't have any real fantasy value unless he finds a way to play his way into an every-down WR position. Analysis: Brad Costilo
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