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The Buffalo Bills have announced that they have signed former Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron to a two-year deal. (Source: Bills on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCarron will join a Bills team desperate for a quarterback upgrade. And although they have one in McCarron, we still don't know exactly what he is. As a result, I fully believe the Bills target a quarterback early in the upcoming NFL Draft. Expect a quarterback competition in Buffalo this offseason.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with quarterback Mike Glennon on a two-year deal worth $8 million. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We knew this was in the works once the Bears released him, but what does this do to the Cardinals prospects of drafting a quarterback in the first-round? With Sam Bradford guaranteed $15 million and the unnecessary signing of Glennon for two years when there likely wouldn't have been any competition, the Cardinals may wait another year to address the position. We find it hard to believe that Bradford is going to stay upright behind the Cardinals makeshift offensive line, so we may actually see Glennon throwing a football again in 2018.

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The New York Jets have agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Avery Williamson to the tune of 3 years, $22.5 million with $16.5 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact: He reportedly turned down a hefty contract from the Titans, the team he's been with for the last four years in order to enter free agency. For whatever reason, he chose to go to the Jets who are in the process of rebuilding, so it's unlikely he made this move with intentions on winning any time soon. Williamson is one of the better linebackers in the game and will help the Jets fill the void left by linebacker Demario Davis, who went to the Saints.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Vikings. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos will also send a late-round pick in this year's draft in exchange for a Vikings pick in 2019. The move was made to essentially get Siemian off the books now that they've acquired Case Keenum. Siemian will be the primary backup for newly-acquired Kirk Cousins.

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Ryan Tannehill has reworked his contract to help the Dolphins trim some payroll and get under the salary cap by Wednesday's deadline. Tannehill's 2018 cap number will drop from nearly $20 million to $8.6 million and he'll receive more money up front in the form of a signing bonus. The restructure played a big part in freeing up the necessary cap space for the Dolphins to sign WR Albert Wilson and WR Danny Amendola. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The move means that Tannehill will remain with Miami for at least one more season but won't preclude the Dolphins from drafting a new quarterback in the first round. As long as he's fully recovered from an ACL that cost him the entire 2017 season, Tannehill should enter training camp as Miami's starter. However, if the Dolphins use their No. 11 pick in the first round on a potential replacement, Tannehill's time as Miami's starter and as a fantasy QB2 could be nearing an end.

Thomas Rawls now a free agent

Wed, Mar 14th 4:49pm EDT
By Mike Tagliere

Seahawks beat writer Gregg Bell is reporting that the Seahawks did not place a tender on Thomas Rawls, making him an unrestricted free agent. (Source: Gregg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks also chose not to tender Mike Davis, meaning they're looking to go an entirely different direction in 2018. This is the best thing that could've happened for Rawls from a fantasy perspective, as he'll likely bounce to a different team as the No. 2 on their depth chart, meaning he'd need one injury to get back into fantasy relevance. We haven't seen the same Rawls that we did before his ankle injury, though the Seahawks offensive line did him no favors. Once he lands somewhere, we'll do our best to let you know what his value is.

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Patriots beat writer Jim McBride is reporting that the Patriots have re-signed running back Rex Burkhead. (Source: Jim McBride on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The length of the contract hasn't been announced yet, but this signing has massive fantasy implications. With Dion Lewis leaving to the Titans in free agency, there's a lot of work suddenly opened up in the Patriots backfield. While Burkhead was healthy last year, the Patriots gave him goal-line carries and he gave them no reason to stop doing so. Injuries piled up as the year went on, leading them to shift the focus to Lewis. While the Patriots are expected to retain Mike Gillislee, Burkhead is the one who's locked into a role. He should be considered an upside RB2/RB3-type option in fantasy football right now, though it's very possible the Patriots add another running back.

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NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Redskins TE Niles Paul. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Paul, who has been buried on the Redskins depth chart behind Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis, is signing with the Jaguars. While the Jaguars employ tenured veteran Marcedes Lewis as well as Ben Koyack and James O'Shaughnessy at TE, there remains a need at the position since all but the former are viewed role players at best. Despite the change of scenery, I doubt Paul's fantasy value will improve.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed that the Dolphins have in fact released defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins have made some questionable decisions over the last few days, but maybe none more questionable than this one. While his contract did carry a lot of money with the way it was structured, he's still among the best in the league at his position. Good teams in the NFL don't let their best players go, they figure out alternatives. Releasing him doesn't solve all the problems, either, as he'll cost them $22.2 million against the cap in 2018. Suh will have a line of teams asking for his services in the trenches.

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ESPN's Dianna Russini is reporting that the Saints have signed former Jets linebacker Damario Davis to a three-year deal worth $24 million with $18 million guaranteed. (Source: Dianna Russini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another boost for the Saints defense, who just signed cornerback Patrick Robinson an hour ago. Davis was phenomenal for the Jets last year racking up 104 tackles, including 15 quarterback hurries and five sacks. It was easily his best year in the league, as he's under-performed up to that point. Still just 29 years old, it's not crazy to think that his best years are ahead of him. The Saints defense is looking more and more like a viable fantasy defense to draft in 2018.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Saints have agreed to terms with cornerback Patrick Robinson on a four-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's leaving the Eagles to go back to the team he started his career with. He played for the Saints from 2010-2014, though the organization is much different nowadays. They have a defense that won't ask him to be the top-guy, but rather cover the slot while Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley handle the perimeter. The Saints suddenly have one of the best secondaries in all of football, as Robinson was one of the best slot cornerbacks in all of football last year.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a massive blow to the Browns organization, as Thomas has been a staple at left tackle since coming into the league, playing at a Pro Bowl level. They now have a massive void to fill on their offensive line, and the top free agent Nate Solder already signed with the Giants. There's a realistic possibility that the Browns start contemplating Notre Dame's Mike McGlinchey with their No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft.

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Tyrann Mathieu was cut by the Arizona Cardinals. The defensive back refused to take a pay cut, ultimately resulting in his release. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals save significant guaranteed money by making the move. Mathieu, the former All-Pro, has been a shell of the player that broke into the league, largely due to injuries. He's only 25 and figures to sign with a new team soon, but his name doesn't carry the value that it once did in IDP leagues.

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The Ravens have released 29-year-old wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The team saves $5 million in cap space with the move. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maclin was deemed expendable by the team after Baltimore signed free agent wideouts John Brown and Ryan Grant. Maclin was again hampered by injuries in 2017, as he hasn't played in more than 12 games in a season since 2015. His value will ultimately be determined by his landing spot.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Giants will sign free agent left tackle Nate Solder. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a huge get for the Giants offensive line that has continually had a turnstile at left tackle. Solder comes from protecting Tom Brady, a job that comes with plenty of stress, though he did it at a Pro Bowl level. He'll now be asked to protect Eli Manning's blindside, though this move does offer the Giants some flexibility in the NFL Draft. You have to wonder if they draft Baker Mayfield or Josh Rosen with the No. 2 overall pick after signing running back Jonathan Stewart to a two-year deal yesterday.

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Running back Jerick McKinnon is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $30 million with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McKinnon had a solid year for the Minnesota Vikings after rookie Dalvin Cook was lost for the season with a torn ACL, rushing for 570 yards and three touchdowns while catching 51 passes for 421 yards and two more touchdowns while splitting time with Latavius Murray. The 49ers were looking for a more well-rounded running back who can catch passes out of the backfield after letting Carlos Hyde walk in free agency, and McKinnon fits that mold. With Jimmy Garopollo at the helm of head coach Kyle Shanahan's new-look offense in San Francisco, expect McKinnon to catch plenty more passes next season.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Cleveland Browns and impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde have agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth in excess of $15 million with $6 million coming in the first year of the contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After spending four underwhelming and injury-stricken seasons with the 49ers, Hyde is expected to sign with the Browns when the start of the new league year begins on Wednesday. And although the 49ers made an attempt to re-up with their tenured rusher, Hyde signing elsewhere was the expected scenario. Now that Isaiah Crowell is spoken for -- he is signing with the Jets -- Hyde is on the fast track to being Cleveland's RB1. however, a lot will change if the Browns select Saquon Barkey No. 1 overall in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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NFL Network's Peter Schrager is reporting the Chicago Bears and impending free-agent QB Chase Daniel have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal. (Source: Peter Scrager on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schrager is reporting that Daniel is going to sign a deal with the Bears when the free agent signing period begins later on at 4 pm. Today is the start of the new league year. Daniel, one of the most sought-after backup QBs in the league, will rejoin Matt Nagy in Chicago, who was the signal caller's quarterbacks coach back in 2013 while they were both in Kansas City. Daniel could emerge as Mitchell Trubisky's primary reserve for 2018.

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Dion Lewis intends to sign a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That groan you hear is the collective disappointment from fantasy owners, as Lewis's expected deal with the Titans has a significant negative impact on Derrick Henry. The two will likely split work a la DeMarco Murray and Henry, hurting both backs' fantasy value. Each will obviously still be in play as weekly starts, but the deal is not great news for either back's fantasy stock.

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Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to sign a one-year deal with the New York Jets, according to Chris Mortenson on Twitter. (Source: Chris Mortenson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite re-signing Josh McCown earlier in the day, the Jets have agreed to terms with Teddy Bridgewater, as well. This means New York now has McCown, Bridgewater, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg under contract, and they have reportedly not ruled out taking a quarterback with the sixth pick in the NFL Draft.

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