FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Steven Jackson does not intend to retire following his release from the Atlanta Falcons.

Jackson is 31 years old and averaged 3.7 yards per carry last season, so he may have a difficult time finding a time interested in his services. The Falcons offensive line was pretty dreadful in both of Jackson's seasons there, so it is possible he could be a productive player on a better team. Jackson would be interesting if he lands in a timeshare behind a strong offensive line, but he probably will not be worth drafting in most leagues. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Buster Skrine is expected to earn between $5.5 million and $7 million per season in his next contract.

Skrine will hit free-agency coming off a season where he set a career high with four interceptions with 67 combined tackles. The price tag he's expected to earn would likely put him as one of the higher paid corners in free-agency this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch.

Branch has been limited to just five games over the past two seasons but was highly productive this year, totaling 30 tackles with one sack in three games played. At 28 years old he should have no problem locking onto another team in time for camp. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Update: Falcons released running back Steven Jackson on Thursday.

This was expected and now confirmed. Jackson was a disappointment as a member of the Falcons and will now have to look for a new team in the coming months. Analysis: David Kerr

Jeromey Clary was cut with a failed physical designation.

Clary retired in January and the Chargers are just following procedure. The veteran offensive lineman spent nine seasons with San Diego. Analysis: David Kerr

Jets are not expected to bring back cornerback Kyle Wilson.

Wilson has struggled his entire career with the Jets, so they are going to let him walk. He will likely find work with another team, but is unlikely to have a prominent role. Analysis: David Kerr

Josh McCown and the Bills have started negotiations on a contract.

If the Bills were to sign McCown, it's likely that he would start for Buffalo this fall. EJ Manuel has been a total bust up to this point and with a new head coach in Rex Ryan, the team is likely to go in a different direction. Analysis: David Kerr

Kiko Alonso (ACL surgery) expects to be fully ready for July's training camp.

The Bills are hoping that Alonso doesn't have any issues with his surgically repaired knee. Assuming that he doesn't experience a setback, Alonso will be starting for Buffalo this fall. Analysis: David Kerr

Colts signed QB Matt Hasselbeck on a one-year contract extension.

At age 39, Hasselbeck is nothing more than insurance for Andrew Luck. He has no fantasy value whatsoever. Analysis: David Kerr

Free-agent DE Phillip Hunt will sign with the Lions.

Hunt has spent the last few seasons in the CFL and will look to win a job during training camp this summer. Analysis: David Kerr

Falcons are expected to release RB Steven Jackson Friday.

After rushing for over 1,000 yards in eight straight seasons for the Rams, Jackson has been an utter disappointment for the Falcons. While he did score 12 touchdowns with the team, he only amassed 1,250 yards in 27 games. He should find himself in a backup role with a new team in 2015. Analysis: David Kerr

Redskins signed DL Ricky Jean Francois to a three-year deal.

Francois had two years left on his deal with Indianapolis, but the team chose to release him and save money in the process. It's likely that Francois will be a rotational player for Washington. Analysis: David Kerr

Cowboys and wide receiver Cole Beasley are relatively close on a four-year extension.

Beasley caught 37 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns last season and the Cowboys obviously feel as though he can be an asset over the next few years. The possible terms of the deal haven't been released, but the two parties are hoping to get something done in the coming days. Analysis: David Kerr

The Eagles have released Todd Herremans.

The nine-year vet was coming off a 2014 season that was cut short after only 8 games by a torn bicep.  Analysis: Brad Costilo

Rams released DT Kendall Langford.

After a career-best year in 2013 in which Langford recorded 49 Tackles and five Sacks, the seven year vet turned in one of his least productive seasons ever in 2014 (25 Tackles and one Sack). Regardless of what team Langford ends up playing for in 2015 (assuming that he gets signed) he has no fantasy value in IDP leagues. Analysis: Brad Costilo
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