UPDATES & NEWS
RB Duke Johnson will be used separately from RBs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
The Browns were able to trade away the disappointing Trent Richardson last season (somehow convincing the Colts to part with a first round pick for him), and ended up cutting their "star" running back free agent acquisition Ben Tate, and spent the bulk of the season utilizing their two-headed rookie running back tandem of Crowell and West. The rookie backs combined to rush for 1280 yards and 12 touchdowns on 319 carries (which is solid production, mind you), but neither one was able to establish himself as an every down/primary back. The Browns decision to draft Miami running back Duke Johnson, who rushed for 1652 yards and 10 touchdowns last year, is another attempt to find a true primary back that will allow them to have some consistency in the backfield. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Coach Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin will not be traded.
There were some reports that Irvin could be traded to the Falcons, but the rumor was quickly dismissed. Irvin's fifth year on his rookie contract may or may not be picked up by Seattle, but it looks more likely that the option is not picked up and an alternate deal is figured out. Either way, Irvin is likely to stay in Seattle for 2015. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Packers have signed TE Mitchell Henry of Western Kentucky.
Henry had 32 receptions for 489 yards and four touchdowns in his senior year. He's a 6-4 242 pounds, so he has an ideal size for a big tight end. The Packers have a couple guys in front of Henry, so he is probably won't be a factor in fantasy this season, but if he can work his way up the ranks, anyone getting balls thrown to them by Aaron Rodgers have a ton of value. Analysis: Ben Diamond
South Carolina QB Dylan Thompson agrees to terms with 49ers.
The 49ers don't really have any insurance behind Colin Kapernick, so the signing of South Carolina QB Dylan Thompson makes sense. Thompson had 3564 yards with 26 touchdowns his senior year, attempting 451 passes, and completing 270, for a 59.9 completion percentage. Thompson is not a threat on the ground, with-72 yards rushing his senior year (yes, that's a negative) on 67 attempts. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Rams have traded RB Zac Stacy to the Jets.
Stacy's fantasy value is best anywhere away from the Rams at this point, who drafted Todd Gurley tenth overall, to go along with last year's standout rookie Tre Mason and back up Benny Cunningham. This move doesn't make a ton of sense for the Jets, though, who added another short yardage power runner to the crew of Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley. Stacy had a nice 2013, but he probably will have minimal fantasy value in 2015. Analysis: Ben Diamond