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Reggie Bush told reporters "I'm sill playing" in response to questions about the running back's retirement on Sunday. Bush is a free agent at the start of the new league year in March. (Source: Chris Wesseling via Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Reggie Bush is coming off of a pair of seasons to forget and wants to try to resurrect his NFL career in 2016. Bush would have to play behind a proven offensive line with and continue to take on a complementary role if he is to be on an NFL roster this year.

Category: Rumors

The New England Patriots have released running back Montee Ball as a result of his latest arrest and battery charges. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Montee Ball had been on a downward spiral for some time now and this could put a damper on the former second-round pick's chances of making an NFL return in 2016. Ball is facing disciplinary action from the league which could result in suspending the 25-year old Ball if he ends up on a roster anytime soon.

Category: Transactions

Appearing on the NFL Network, Mike Silver suggested that Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel reported to practice drunk on the Wednesday prior to Week 17. Initially, it was reported that the quarterback was in the concussion protocol during that time. (Source: NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: It's just another story on top of a disastrous end to Manziel's 2015 season. Feel free to continue ignoring Manziel in all dynasty leagues - he isn't going to be a factor next season.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL will consider suspending Aqib Talib for his intentional facemask penalty on Panthers' wide receiver Corey Brown during the first half of Super Bowl 50. (Source: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Aqib Talib was suspended and fined in the past for violent penalties. Talib's history of erratic behavior has been detrimental to the NFL's conduct policy and will play into the league's decision on whether or not they will suspend the cornerback.

Category: Rumors

On Tuesday, Denver Broncos' GM John Elway said that "there is no deadline" set for Peyton Manning's retirement decision and that he wants the quarterback to enjoy his Super Bowl victory before sitting down and discussing the future. (Source: Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Peyton Manning is under contract with the Broncos and will be set to receive $19 million when the new league year opens on March 9. Therefore, a decision must be made by then despite Tuesday's remarks by John Elway.

Category: Rumors

As a result of the altercation involving LeSean McCoy and off-duty Philadelphia police officers on Sunday, a highly-ranked police official told ESPN that arrest warrants are expected to be executed withing the next 24-48 hours. (Source: Mike Rodak on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There are also reports of a self-surrender option to be attached to said warrants. There is no video of the incident as of yet and it is rumored that the other parties involved are NFL players as well.

Category: Rumors

The Philadelphia Eagles have released WR Riley Cooper. Cooper was entering year three of a five year, $22.5M contract that was signed back in 2014. He had 21 catches for 327 yards and two touchdowns this season. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Facebook)

Fantasy Impact: Cooper's distraction of his remarks a few years ago was a heavier weight than his contributions to the team, not to mention his outrageous $4.5M cap number next season. This is undoubtedly the first of a line of moves for the Eagles in rebuilding from the "Philadelphia Headache" Chip Kelly.

Category: Transactions

Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the Patriots could explore the possibility of acquiring free agent RB Matt Forte. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is very much a rumor, but we've seen the Patriots make similar moves at RB in the past, acquiring veterans on the downside of their careers. It will likely depend on what Forte can get elsewhere, as the Patriots wouldn't likely pay significantly for his services. His pass-catching skills could certainly play well in New England.

Category: Rumors

Philly Brown led the way in the passing game in the first half and drew a facemask penalty that set up Jonathan Stewart 1-yard TD. He finished with four catches for 80 yards but couldn't finish after suffering a concussion.

Fantasy Impact: Brown was Carolina's best WR in the postseason. Brown was getting separation and Cam Newton overthrew him on what would've been a nice gain on their first drive. Brown will be moved down the depth chart with Benjamin's return but should see at least see time as the 2nd or 3rd WR.

Category: Game Recaps

Ted Ginn didn't record a catch until the second half but finished with four catches for 74 yards on 10 targets. Denver Broncos defense was excellent in coverage and rush. It was a difficult day for Cam Newton who overthrew Ginn a few times.

Fantasy Impact: Ted Ginn will return next season behind WR Kelvin Benjamin and TE Greg Olsen in the passing game. He will be better suited as a situational deep threat next season. This was by far his best season of his career.

Category: Game Recaps

Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement on Sunday. Lynch tweeted a picture of Seahawks' green cleats hanging during the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that he did indicate to Seattle that he is, in fact, retiring as if that cryptic tweet didn't say it all. (Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Marshawn Lynch officially retiring, the Seattle Seahawks have a huge hole at running back to fill. In 2016, Thomas Rawls is slated to step into the starting role in Lynch's absence with Christine Michael next in line.

Category: Transactions

Von Miller had six tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defended in the Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Miller was also named Super Bowl MVP.

Fantasy Impact: It's official: defense still wins championships. The Panthers came into Sunday as the NFL's number-one scoring offense (averaging 31.25 PPG during the regular season and 40.0 PPG during the postseason), led by recently-crowned NFL MVP QB Cam Newton. But Denver's defense was up to the challenge, forcing four turnovers, scoring the game's first touchdown, sacking Newton seven times and also keeping him out of the endzone-- something that never happened this season. Leading the charge for Denver was Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, whose two forced fumbles directly led to both Denver TDs. It was a fitting conclusion for a defense that carried that Broncos all season long. Once the Broncos finish celebrating and start thinking about next season, locking up Miller via franchise tag or long-term contract will be a top priority.

Category: Game Recaps

The Denver Broncos are leaning towards using the franchise tag on Von Miller, which means Brock Osweiler will hit the open market according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Both players will command a high price tag on the open market. Sources are reporting that Miller wants to be the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. If Osweiler shops around, his value could skyrocket especially if Peyton Manning retires leaving Denver in a quarterback quandary.

Category: Rumors

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are rumored to be interested in bringing back Nick Foles. New Eagles' HC Doug Pederson drafted Foles into the NFL in 2012. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Nick Foles flourished in Philadelphia under Andy Reid and Doug Pederson. Foles struggled last season after he was traded to St. Louis for Sam Bradford in a questionable transaction made by Chip Kelly. If Foles was to return to Philadelphia, it could be what is needed to resurrect his career and the organization.

Category: Rumors

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles will not use the franchise tag on Sam Bradford, however the organization is still interested in re-signing the impending free agent. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles are playing "clean-up" of the mess that Chip Kelly left behind during his tenure in Philadelphia. One of his failed acquisitions was trading away Nick Foles to the Rams for Sam Bradford. The former first overall draft selection is one of the names headlining this offseason's free-agent quarterback class.

Category: Rumors

According to Dave Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Tony Romo(collarbone) will wait until March to come to a decision on whether or not to have surgery on his injured collarbone. (Source: David Moore via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tony Romo spoke on two options he has if he was to undergo surgery. One is to have a plate added to reinforce the bone, the other would be to shave down or have part of the clavicle removed. Either procedure will have a 6-to-8 week rehabilitation period which would make Romo available for team OTA's in May per reports.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

Gronkowski won't need offseason surgery on his knee or back, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Gronkowski struggled to stay healthy for a fourth consecutive year, as he missed one game in 2015 due to a minor knee strain. Additionally, a back issue afflicted him in both playoff tilts, but the touchdown machine still struck three total times against the Chiefs and Broncos. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In six seasons, Rob Gronkowski has had five double-digit touchdown years along with three 1,000 receiving yards. Going into the 2016 season, Gronkowski will continue to be the number one ranked TE in fantasy. If the Patriots can improve the offensive line it should free up Gronkowski to spend more time catching passes and less time helping to pass block which happened this past season. If that happens expect a big season.

Category: Injury Updates

The Atlanta Falcons are leaning towards retaining Roddy White for the remaining years on his contract according D. Orlando Ledbetter of the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Fantasy Impact: Roddy White is coming off of a down year in 2015. White finished the season with 43 receptions, 506 yards and a touchdown; it was his worst statistical season since 2006. If White was to return to Atlanta, I wouldn't expect his numbers to ever return to what they were in years past, but he still does contain fantasy value heading into 2016.

Category: Rumors

Doug Martin told Pro Football Talk recently that he hopes to re-sign with the Buccaneers. He admitted that he would be willing to play even if the team uses its franchise tag on him. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Martin experienced a resurgence in 2015, bouncing back from two sub-par years to rush for over 1,400 yards and post 4.9 YPC. He's going to be much more coveted in 2016 as a result, but owners might want to temper expectations considering his inconsistency over the years.

Category: Rumors

Alfred Morris is a free agent this offseason, and the Redskins are expected to move on from their leading rusher over the last four seasons. Keim added that the Redskins could entertain re-signing Morris if the RB isn't able to find another deal to his liking on the open market. (Source: John Keim on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morris has led the Redskins in rushing over the last four seasons, but his totals have dropped each year over that span as well. Still, he just turned 27 and has rushed for over 1,000 yards in three of this four seasons, so there could be interest in him this offseason. His fantasy value will depend on his role and where he ultimately lands.

Category: Rumors