The @AZCardinals continued to pick up veteran free agents as they have signed former Steelers RB @JamesConner_ one day after he flew in for a visit.
This signing certainly takes some of the wind out of Chase Edmonds' sails. Conner has missed 12 games over the last three seasons, but when he's been healthy, he's been effective, averaging 4.0-4.5 YPC and averaging at least 71.5 total yards per game in each of the last three seasons. He's a dual-threat, soon-to-be 26-year-old back who is still in his prime. We'll see if he'll have a shot at the starting job, but at a minimum, he's going to be a headache for Edmonds' owners.
The #Patriots have terminated the contract of WR Julian Edelman, per the wire. He’s listed as a failed physical.
The Edelman era is over in New England. This is probably good news for the plethora of new pass-catchers that the Patriots acquired in free agency, including Nelson Agholor, Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and Kendrick Bourne. As a free agent, Edelman probably doesn't have much gas left in the tank if he's failing physicals, but we'll see where he lands.
Veteran RB Giovani Bernard is signing a one-year deal with the #Bucs, per source.
Tom Brady and Bruce Arians both personally recruited Bernard, one of the NFL’s best receiving backs, after his release from Cincinnati. Another weapon for Brady and the Super Bowl champs.
It's been a while since we've had a fantasy-relevant signing, but this one qualifies. Tom Brady has potentially found his James White 2.0. Bernard is a good pass-catcher, so he'll eat into Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones's snaps on third down. This backfield is going to be tough to predict again in 2021.