FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Stephen Tulloch says he's "way ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a torn ACL.

Let's see how "way ahead of schedule" he is on the common sense trail and see if he actually learned anything from his bonehead mistake. Tulloch was injured during the landing of his jump during a sack dance last year and missed the rest of the year with the torn ACL. He could be back in time for spring OTAs but he'll definitely be around for training camp. Let's see if his brain joins his body this year. Analysis: Howard Bender

Impending free-agent G Mike Iupati is drawing interest from the Buccaneers and Redskins.

Both the Buccaneers and Redskins are in need of help on the front line and Iupati would be a great fit with either organization. Whether or not he lands with either team is still up in the air, but he would certainly help out where ever he may land.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Impending free-agent S Dawan Landry is not expected to re-sign with the Jets.

With the Jets practically starting over, it should come at no surprise that the team is likely to part ways with Landry at this point in his career. However, don't expect him to be without a job for long as his experience will draw plenty of interest from around the league.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

The Buccaneers have decided to keep Vincent Jackson at his full salary for the 2015 season.

After much talk about getting Jackson to take a pay cut, the Buccaneers decided it would be in their best interest to keep their star wide receiver at his current salary. He will make $9.777 million in 2015 with a salary cap hit of $12 million for his team after posting three straight 1,000 yard seasons.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

49ers want to keep Stevie Johnson, but the team is expected to ask him to take a pay cut, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.

The 49ers are already likely to let Michael Crabtree go via free agency, and with Vernon Davis rapidly declining and Anquan Boldin also aging, the 49ers will have to do all the can to retain Johnson and keep their passing game intact. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Ray Rice said Saturday that he remains "optimistic" that he will get a second chance in the NFL.

Rice is still a very talented back but the question of whether a team would want to deal with the media circus that comes with a signing of Rice. There's still a good shot that he finds a new team, but it may not be until 2016 at best. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Brian Cushing told the Houston Chronicle on Saturday that in addition to undergoing surgery to repair his wrist, he also had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle in the offseason.

There's the old joke that if Cushing suffers one more knee injury the training staff will bring out the tarp and put him down. This saying still holds true after three more surgeries for Cushing, but hopefully he's in better shape for the Texans defense in 2015 after an injury plagued 2014. Analysis: Ben Diamond

After being released Wednesday, Reggie Bush said he has no plans to retire.

Bush can still be a very useful and productive running back despite his release from the Lions recently. His health will be essential for the 29-year old to succeed, but if he finds the right team, he could rack up great receiving totals at the running back position. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones confirmed to FOX Sports Southwest that the team indeed expects to apply the franchise tag to wide receiver Dez Bryant by Monday's deadline.

The Cowboys won't be letting Bryant get away, and though Dez will be bummed out by the use of the tag, it's looking like that will be the most likely scenario. We should find out for sure by Monday at the latest. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Ravens agree to a two-year deal with DT Christo Bilukidi.

He played in only four games for the Ravens in 2014, after being claimed off waivers from the Bengals. He put up just three tackles before suffering an injury to his ankle in week seven. He provideds youthful depth to the Raven defensive line. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

49ers are expected to release Stevie Johnson.

Johnson was more f an afterthought in the passing game than anything else last season and it doesn't appear the 49ers deem him worth the money right now. He'll land on his feet somewhere else. Analysis: Howard Bender

Percy Harvin will not accept a pay cut of any sort to stay with the Jets, and several teams covet him on a short-term deal.

Looks like Harvin is headed out the door in New York. The Jets have the money to keep him, but whether they deem it worthwhile is another issue. Other teams are likely to come in with solid offers so it's just a matter of who is willing to pony up the most money. Yeah, he's *that* type of player. Analysis: Howard Bender

Arthur Moats is hopeful to re-sign a deal with the Steelers. "I love this organization," said Moats. "Even though I was only here for one year, from top to bottom it’s been a great experience."

Moats worked just part-time for the Steelers last year, but managed four sacks and two forced fumbles to go along with his 23 tackles. It's going to be about money here, so if he really wants to stay, he's likely to have to take less money. Analysis: Howard Bender

Aaron Dobson is still recovering from a hamstring injury that ended his season. Trainer Brett Fischer said Dobson is doing well in his rehab.

After a solid rookie campaign, injuries limited Dobson to just four games in all of last season. He's got potential to be a solid downfield threat, but unless he stays healthy, he's going nowhere. Analysis: Howard Bender

Browns are trying to re-sign cornerback Buster Skrine, but they'll have plenty of competition when he hits the free agent market March 10.

The 25-year old was a beast in the secondary last year as he recorded 67 tackles and four interceptions for the the Browns while appearing in all 16 games. It's going to take some serious cash to keep him. Analysis: Howard Bender
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