The Dolphins are parting ways with Ndamukong Suh, even though he still has years left on a big-time deal that was supposed to be for six years and be worth $114 million. The release will cost the Dolphins $22.2 million in cap penalties. Since joining the Dolphins, Suh accumulated 15.5 sacks and 181 total tackles. He shouldn't be out of work for long.
After the Lions weren't able to find any trade partners for tight end Eric Ebron, the team decided to release him today prior to the start of free agency in order to avoid paying his $8 million salary.
Ebron turns 25 next month and will surely find a team in need of help at the tight end position. He was the No. 13 scoring fantasy tight end in PPR leagues last season, and if he finds a team where he will be the unquestioned No. 1 tight end, then he will be someone to target in fantasy drafts.
The Browns have been busy this offseason revamping their team, but will have to look forward to the 2018 season and beyond without the services of stalwart OT Joe Thomas, who announced his retirement today after 11 seasons.
Thomas had made 167 straight starts before a triceps injury sidelined him last season. It's sad to see him go as it appears the Browns are poised to win some games.
The Giants are getting something they desperately need—offensive line help—in the form of former Patriots LT Nate Solder. Solder will be an immediate upgrade at the tackle position and should help keep Eli Manning upright.
Adam Schefter later reported it's a four-year deal worth $60 million.
Is McKinnon to the 49ers a match-made in fantasy heaven? McKinnon has been a trendy fantasy sleeper thanks to his athleticism, and now it looks like he will finally get a chance to land the No. 1 RB role on a team.
Despite starting only one game, McKinnon was the No. 17 scoring fantasy back in PPR leagues last season, thanks to a receiving line of 51 catches for 421 yards and two touchdowns. 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be a big beneficiary of this signing.
Thanks to catching 59 passes, Hyde was the No. 8 fantasy scoring back last season in PPR leagues. He has yet to crack 1,000 yards rushing, but thanks to his receptions and touchdowns (86 catches and 17 total touchdowns) the last two seasons, Hyde has been a fantasy relevant RB. He could provide useful yet again this season, but with Duke Johnson on the team, and the possible drafting of Saquon Barkley, the touches may be limited in an RBBC situation.
Glennon plans to sign with Arizona upon his release, freeing up the No. 2 QB spot in Chicago behind Mitch Trubisky. The Bears will be the 31-year-old vet's fourth team since entering the league in 2009. Based on the situation and the talent on offense, he would make for an intriguing QB2 in 2QB or superflex leagues if Mitch Trubisky were to miss any time.
From Week 10 to Week 17 of last season, Lewis was the No. 5 scoring fantasy RB. He finished the season on a high-note, averaging 31 touches, 143 total yards, and two touchdowns the last two weeks. Lewis will be a valuable commodity in PPR leagues, and could turn into a high-end RB1 if Henry were to miss any time due to injury.
Sam Bradford was brought into the fold earlier in the day, as the assumed new No. 1 QB in Arizona. Once Glennon is officially released by the Chicago Bears he can sign a new deal with Arizona. It's pretty wild that the 2018 free agency period hasn't even started yet, officially, but that Mike Glennon has a new team before he's been released by his "current" team.
With Bradford's injury history, this could turn out to be a significant backup QB signing—and one 2QB/Superflex owners should take note of.
In what might be the most surprising signing of the day, financially, the Baltimore Ravens are going to sign former Washington WR Ryan Grant to a four-year deal worth $29 million, with $14.5 million guaranteed. The team brought in John Brown earlier in the day.
The Jets re-signed Josh McCown earlier today to a one-year deal worth $10 million, and it was later reported he would be the team's starting QB in 2018. They will also add Teddy Bridgewater to their QB depth chart.
Bridgewater has only made one appearance the last two seasons (two pass attempts) after suffering a brutal knee injury. If the McCown news is to be believed, Bridgewater will compete for the No. 2 QB spot. The Jets also own the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and could take one of the top QB prospects. The Jets' offseason QB battle will be a storyline to follow.
The New York Jets are about to add some much-needed help in the secondary with the signing of CB Trumaine Johnson. The exact terms of the deal have not been made public yet, but Ian Rapoport reports it will be in the vicinity of $15 million per year.
Ever since his breakout 2015 campaign, in which he caught 65 passes for 1,003 yards and seven touchdowns, Brown has been hyped up as fantasy sleeper at the receiver position. However, that sleeper potential has never materialized, and now the soon-to-be 28-year-old WR will join an offense quarterbacked by Joe Flacco that saw only one receiver catch more than 50 passes last season—Mike Wallace (52).
It appears the Titans will be shoring up their secondary with the addition of Malcolm Butler on a five-year deal worth $61 million, with over $30 million guaranteed. The Titans have added a No. 1 corner in Butler and he should pair up with another former Patriot in Logan Ryan.