Carmelo Anthony's has signed a five-year, $124 million deal with the New York Knicks, with an early termination option for the fifth year.
If not for the Lebron James soap opera this off season Carmelo would have had all the spotlight as he was courted by most of the contenders in the NBA. Ultimately it came down to the Bulls and the Knicks with Anthony opting to resign with New York. Surprisingly Anthony did not take a max contract which would have been worth 129 million. After next year the Knicks will have considerable cap room to make a play in free agency with hopes of getting Melo some help as they work towards becoming an elite team in the eastern conference. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Jerricho Cotchery practiced on Tuesday.
Jerricho Cotchery has been dealing with a high ankle sprain since Week 2 of the season. The signs point towards him playing on Sunday against the Seahawks following the Panthers bye week. Cotchery is currently number four of the Panthers' depth chart behind "Philly" Brown, Ted Ginn, and rookie Devin Funchess. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Jahill Okafor (sore knee) is not practicing Tuesday.
Bills signed K Billy Cundiff.Cundiff worked out for Buffalo before the season after Dan Carpenter had a shaky summer. Carpenter missed a 30-yard field goal in Week 4 and is on very shaky ground. The Bills waived KOS Jordan Gay to make room. Cundiff will likely handle kickoffs against the Titans and be insurance for Carpenter. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Bills released Billy Cundiff.
The Bills signed Cundiff after Week 4 when Dan Carpenter missed a 30-yard field goal. Cundiff was used as a kick off specialist and a back-up plan for Carpenter but the team felt like they did not need to keep two kickers on their roster. Quarterback Josh Johnson was signed to his roster spot. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Bills signed QB Josh Johnson Tuesday.
While there does not seem to be any worry from the team that Tyrod won't play on Sunday, this signing does make you think there is something to be concerned about. Johnson will be the third quarterback on the roster behind Taylor and E.J. Manuel. Greg Roman has a previous relationship with Johnson from their time in San Francisco. If you are a Taylor owner, you should keep your eye on this situation throughout the week. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Tyrod Taylor is questionable for Sunday.
The word from the team is that Tyrod has not been 100 percent all season but he's playing through an ankle injury. Rex Ryan called him "beat up right now." There does not seem to be any concern that Taylor won't play on Sunday but the team is going to be really cautious with him this week against the undefeated Bengals. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Jeremy Hill is still the starting RB of the Bengals, according to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
For those of you new to the world of football in the modern era, this is, unfortunately, the way it goes with a shared backfield. While Hill may be listed as the starting running back for the Bengals, there seems to be an apparent need to offer constant assurances to the public when the "other" running back sees more touches during a game. Giovani Bernard is the pass-catching back and if the flow of the game dictates that he is needed on the field more than Hill, that's what the Bengals are going to do. It's not a slight on Hill. It's just that the play-calling was skewed more towards Bernard's strengths. This declaration by Jackson means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. Yes, Hill will likely see the starting nod against the Bills in Week 6, but that doesn't necessarily mean he will see more snaps or carries. Fantasy owners who drafted Hill should have been aware of this as Hill's dominance in 2014 was mainly because, most, if not all of the weapons quarterback Andy Dalton is using right now were injured back then. Analysis: Howard Bender
Karlos Williams is still in concussion protocol.
The rumor mil has Williams missing another game at the least, but the Bills will wait until he is administered his tests before making any hasty decisions. He will not be allowed to step back onto the field until he passes his initial tests, so the best you can do is stash him and wait. Daniel Herron is the guy you're going to want to pick up now that it's obvious the team views Anthony Dixon as nothing more than a short-yardage back. Analysis: Howard Bender