Odell Beckham Headshot

Odell Beckham is not on the Giants injury report. He's expected to play Week 9.

Added 11/04/16 2:07 pm (EST)   Source
He was limited this week at practice so his availability was in question. With him not being on the injury report, Friday Beckham should be 100 percent ready to go against the Eagles on Sunday. He is still a top five WR this week.
Josh Gordon Headshot

The Browns likely will trade or release Gordon (suspension) if he is reinstated by the NFL, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Added 10:43 am (EST)
Gordon applied for reinstatement in early March and expects to get an answer around the time of the NFL Draft. He's been suspended for 43 of the last 48 regular-season games, with his only appearances since 2013 occurring late in the 2014 season. He'll still only be 26 years old for the upcoming season, and he did look good in his two appearances last preseason, but then entered an inpatient rehab facility instead of rejoining the Browns after Week 4. While his willingness to take responsibility for his actions should help his case, Gordon's lengthy track record of substance-abuse issues means that any reinstatement likely would have a slew of conditions attached. Given his age and modest contract, Gordon might still fetch a middle-round pick in a trade. It's also possible, though not likely, that the Browns might reconsider their stance and give Gordon another shot.
Blake Bortles Headshot

The Jaguars may not pick up the fifth-year option on Bortles' rookie contract, The Florida Times-Union reports.

Added 10:21 am (EST)
After taking a big step back from his breakout 2015 campaign last season, Bortles is essentially preparing for a make-or-break year in 2017, the final year of his rookie contract. As a top-10 selection -- No. 3 overall in 2014 -- Bortles would have a fifth-year option equal to the average of the 10 highest-paid players at his position. The figure likely would fall somewhere in the range of $20-25 million, which is a lot to pay for a quarterback who completed only 58.9 percent of his passes for 6.3 yards per attempt last season. The Jaguars don't need to decide on the option until shortly after the draft, and even if they decline it and Bortles then enjoys a strong season, the team can use its franchise tag to prevent him from signing elsewhere next offseason. The Franchise tag would be similar to the fifth-year option in terms of salary, but using the tag on Bortles would prevent the Jaguars from using it on another player from their impressive 2014 draft class -- a group that includes WRs Allen Robinson and Marquise Lee, LB Telvin Smith and CB Aaron Colvin.
Rey Maualuga Headshot

Maualuga was released by the Bengals on Saturday.

Added Yesterday 3:26 pm (EST)
Maualuga has been with the Bengals since they drafted him in 2009. He spent his first seven seasons as a starter before starting just six of 14 games in 2017. In hindsight, his reduced role last year could be seen as a foreshadowing of his eventual exit. The addition of free agent Kevin Minter likely sealed the deal. Both Minter and Vincent Rey figure to handle a majority of the middle linebacker duties heading into training camp.
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