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Mike Evans, who is set to become a free agent at the start of the new league year, is expected to test the open market, though that does not mean he is eliminating a return to Tampa Bay. (Source: Dianna Russini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A continued stay with the Buccaneers feels like the most likely outcome for Evans' offseason, but it's possible he could be exploring his options to see if there is a situation that appeals to him. With a lot of good teams being WR-needy this offseason, Evans should have a strong market, but after spending a decade in Tampa, Fla., both sides might stick together a little longer.

Category: Rumors

The New England Patriots have released J.C. Jackson. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson has dealt with multiple injuries which has limited him to just 15 games played the past three seasons. The former All-Pro corner will potentially look to land a prove-it deal in free agency.

Category: Transactions

The Washington Commanders have released Logan Thomas. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas caught 55 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns last season. He was due $6.5 million this upcoming season. He'll look to find a new team in free agency after four seasons with the Commanders.

Category: Transactions

The Philadelphia Eagles have released Kevin Byard. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles trade for Byard last October. The move saves the team around $13 million in cap space. He shouldn't have too much of an issue finding a new team in free agency.

Category: Transactions

Jonathon Brooks, a former Texas RB and a projected top-five RB prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, expects to be cleared from his rehab for his torn ACL by July 1. (Source: Eric Edholm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brooks tore his ACL on Nov. 12, 2023, a tough blow for a Texas program that fell short in the College Football Playoffs. Brooks has progressed to lightly jogging as of NFL Scouting Combine week and is no longer wearing a knee brace. He's pushing to be as available in his rookie season as possible.

Category: Injury Updates

The Saints informed Marcus Maye that he will be released at the start of the league year. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maye dealt with injuries last season, which included finishing the year on IR with a shoulder injury. New Orleans will open up $7.2 million in cap space with his release.

Category: Transactions

The Cowboys are picking up the $4.25 million roster bonus for Trey Lance. (Source: Dallas News)

Fantasy Impact: Lance is not expected to have his fifth-year team option picked up for the 2025 season. He should remain in a backup role behind Dak Prescott for the Cowboys.

Category: Transactions

The Titans reportedly still have faith in Will Levis. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wolfe reported that the Titans believe they have their guy in Levis. It is a new era in Tennessee with them having moved on from Ryan Tannehill and head coach Mike Vrabel. It appears Levis and his starting job is safe for now.

The Giants and Saquon Barkley’s representatives reportedly had a ‘good (initial) meeting’ on Wednesday at the NFL Combine (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Anderson, both sides remain open to a new deal. Either way, Barkley is expected to explore his options in free agency.

Category: Rumors

Steelers GM Najee Harris was noncommittal when asked about the fifth-year option for Najee Harris. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: If the Steelers were to pick up the option, it would cost them $6.79 million. We have until the first week in May to make a decision,” Khan said. "We have a new offensive coordinator, so that’s gonna play into the decision-making process. We’re having conversations with Arthur. It’s been great. We’ve been engaging frequently — coach Tomlin and Arthur and I — we’ve kind of been talking about the offense and what the vision is for it. And we think very highly of Najee and we’ll make the decision before May 2.” Harris ran for 1,035 yards on 255 yards with eight touchdowns on the ground last season while splitting snaps with Jaylen Warren.

Category: Rumors

Laremy Tunsil underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tunsil had been dealing with a nagging injury for most of last season. He is expected to make full and fast recovery for next year.

Category: Injury Updates

J.K. Dobbins posted a video of himself running to Twitter five and a half months after tearing his Achilles. (Source: JK Dobbins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dobbins was limited to just one game last season due to the injury. He is entering free agency where it appears he'll be landing with a new team next season.

Category: Injury Updates

Steelers GM Omar Khan said he has “full faith in Kenny Pickett” when speaking at the NFL Combine. (Source: Mike DeFabo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers have stated they plan on adding competition to the quarterback room this offseason. Pickett was eventually benched late last season for Rudolph, who is set to hit free agency.

The Detroit Lions are expected to speak with Amon-Ra St. Brown’s agent about a contract extension. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: St. Brown is set to enter the final contract of his rookie season, which he has clearly surpassed so far. One of the top wide receivers in the NFL, the Lions will try to get an extension done as soon as possible.

Category: Rumors

Braden Smith underwent surgery on his left knee. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Smith missed three games last season due to the injury. He'll have plenty of time to get fully healthy by training camp.

Category: Injury Updates

The Vikings informed Alexander Mattison that they are releasing him. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mattison took over last season for Dalvin Cook and ran for 700 yards with 30 receptions. After opening the season as the workhorse, Ty Chandler eventually cut into his role. Chandler currently figures to lead the Vikings backfield, but they'll likely bring in another running back this offseason through free agency or the NFL Draft.

Category: Transactions

Cameron Jordan signed a deal that freed up $1.5 million in cap space for the Saints. (Source: Mike Triplett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jordan is the latest Saints player to restructure their contract to open up cap space for the team. He recorded two sacks last season.

Category: Transactions

The Lions are not picking up Khalil Dorsey's exclusive rights tender. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dorsey finished last season with 11 tackles, one pass deflection and 244 kick return yards. He is now set to hit free agency.

Category: Transactions

Rams GM Les Snead said Tyler Higbee has had surgery to repair his torn ACL, but his timeline to return is "still unclear." (Source: Sarah Barshop on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Higbee tore his ACL and MCL in the Rams Wild Card loss against the Lions. His injury status will be worth monitoring throughout the rest of the offseason.

Category: Injury Updates

Rams GM Les Snead says the Rams have spoken to OL Joe Noteboom and his agents to try and find a "win-win" financial answer to keep Noteboom on the roster. (Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears Noteboom will have to take some sort of pay cut to remain with the Rams. He figures to have a backup role on the offensive line if he remains with the team after battling some injuries.