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Ray Rice's ruling is expected before Thanksgiving, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

We bet everyone's on the edge of their seat, right? Regardless of reinstatement, Rice needs a home to play and the Ravens may not want to give it to him. It may end up like the Adrian Peterson situation where if the sponsors threaten to pull out, the team won't stand by him. And even if the Ravens (or anyone else) welcome Rice with open arms, the guy hasn't played all year and we have no idea as to what kind of shape he is in. Is that who you want to trust during your fantasy playoffs? We didn't think so.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Nov, 10:02 AMSource

Chiefs worked out wide receiver Jason Avant.

Released by the Panthers earlier in the week, Avant will get a look from the Chiefs who are seriously hurting at wide receiver. Hard to say whether he's got what they're looking for, but it will be hard to find worse.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 04:18 PMSource

LeGarrette Blount, recently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, is at Gillette Stadium Thursday and is expected to sign with the Patriots.

Blount has spent time with the Patriots before and coach Bill Belichick can always find some work for him. If he signs, he'll add depth to the backfield but would have a very limited fantasy value.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Nov, 08:26 AMSource

Former Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount went unclaimed on waivers.

This isn't overly shocking, though Blount still has gas left in the tank and could be useful. The real issue here is that no team wants to deal with his poor attitude and that's the reason why he wasn't claimed on waivers. If a team gets desperate, he may get another chance this year, but there is a realistic possibility that he's played his last snap in 2014.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Nov, 05:14 PMSource

Update: Jaguars have no interest in signing Ben Tate or LeGarrette Blount.

While the overall performances haven't been mind-blowing, the Jaguars are set with running backs. Denard Robinson has taken hold of the lead job while Toby Gerhart and Storm Johnson work as back-ups. There's no need for an underachieving injury-risk like Tate or a complementary troublemaker like Blount.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Nov, 09:01 AMSource

One of the top teams in waiver process Raiders, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Titans or the Jets are expected to claim RB Ben Tate.

This would make sense as Tate certainly still has plenty of talent. He was in a bad situation in Cleveland, but could put up decent numbers were he to be picked up by a team like Oakland or Tampa Bay. We'll see how this plays out, but Tate is certain to be claimed in the coming days.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Nov, 11:25 PMSource

Free-agent RB's Ben Tate and LeGarrette Blount aren't expected to draw interest from the Denver Broncos.

Tate would be the more coveted running back of the two, but it is highly unlikely that he would fall to the Broncos. Blount certainly still has value, but he's a known disgruntled employee, so it is questionable as to whether any team would want his baggage.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

18 Nov, 11:04 PMSource

NFL Reporter Jason Cole is hearing that Ben Tate will be claimed by a team before the Colts at 21.

It will be interesting to see which team snags Tate as following his release the Colts were the landing spot that made the most sense due to the season ending injury to Ahmad Bradshaw this past Sunday.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

18 Nov, 08:40 PMSource

Packers worked out former Wisconsin TE Travis Beckum, who, according to his agent, is healthy.

Beckum was a third round pick by the Giants back in 2009 but hasn't appeared in a game since 2012.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

18 Nov, 07:07 PMSource

Patriots tried out T Derek Sherrod.

Teams try out players all the time and the Patriots are just trying to fill a hole on their practice squad team.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

18 Nov, 05:19 PMSource

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