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The Miami Dolphins are reportedly not expected place the franchise tag on Christian Wilkins. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miami is reportedly keeping its options open as of now, but the current expectation is that Wilkins will hit free agency. He is coming of a season where he recorded a career-high nine sacks.

Category: Rumors

Michael Penix Jr., a former Washington QB and a 2024 NFL Draft prospect, reportedly had "clean medicals" from multiple teams, likely meaning his MRIs checked out. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Penix is an older prospect mostly because of his medical history, sustaining multiple season-ending injuries to the knee and shoulder. However, a clean bill of health is all Penix needed to lock up his place as a Round 1-2 prospect in this year's draft. The former Huskie and Hoosier is considered among the top six QBs in a strong class.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

The Giants reportedly plan to release veteran guard Mark Glowinski. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move saves the Giants $5.7M on the cap. Glowinski was the Giants highest-rated guard this past season, per PFF, 25th overall with a 64.8 grade. He shouldn't have a problem finding a new team in free agency.

Category: Transactions

Xavier Worthy ran a 4.21 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This set the combine record previously held by John Ross' time of 4.22. Worthy likely boosted his draft stock the most of any player who tested on Friday and Saturday.

Veteran OT Tyron Smith, a pending free agent, and the Dallas Cowboys are expected to part ways, with Smith set to be a free agent and "unlikely to return." (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has spent 13 seasons in Dallas, starting 161 games while making five All-Pro teams and eight Pro Bowls. One of the best blindside protectors of his generation, Smith has struggled with health in recent years, playing 30 games over the last four seasons and playing 13 or fewer games in each of his previous eight seasons. Plenty of contenders could look to Smith, assuming he doesn't chase what could be the final major paycheck of his career.

Category: Injury Updates

Ainias Smith, a former Texas A&M WR and an NFL Draft prospect, was flagged for a stress fracture in his left shin. He will meet with a specialist and did not participate in the NFL Scouting Combine. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith spent five seasons with the Aggies, accumulating 2,812 total yards with 23 touchdowns. Listed at 5'10" and 190 pounds, Smith could have benefitted from solid testing, especially given his return versatility. His status to perform at A&M's Pro Day might be in question.

Category: Injury Updates

New York Giants TE Darren Waller reportedly mulled over a potential retirement in 2023 amid the Giants' six-win season and his injury battles, and he remains "still undecided" on his future status. (Source: Paul Schwartz and Ryan Dunleavy, New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Initial reporting stated that the Giants met with Waller's team and felt confident that the 31-year-old TE would return for Year 2 with the Blue. However, Waller followed up, saying that he has "not made a decision either way." The Giants were reportedly not aware following the season of his considerations, but they do not plan on making Waller a cap casualty.

Category: Rumors

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.