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The Miami Dolphins and pass rusher Cameron Wake agreed to terms on a two-year, $19 million contract extension that includes $11 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wake was awarded a contract extension Saturday that ties him to the Dolphins through 2019. Despite his age, the 35-year-old pass rusher is coming off of one of his best seasons as a pro in 2016. Playing in all 16 games, he accumulated 29 total sacks, 11.5 sacks, an interception and five forced fumbles. He'll likely wrap up his career in Miami.


Zac Stacy retires

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Feb 17th 12:34pm EST

Former New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams running back Zac Stacy has announced his retirement from the NFL. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After three NFL seasons, Stacy has announced his retirement from the league. He'll finish his short career with 357 carries for 1,355 yards rushing and 10 total touchdowns.


Amini Silatolu signs a one-year deal with the Panthers after missing all of last season due to injury. Silatolu signed with Bears but was released last season. Silatolu returns to the Panthers after spending his first four seasons in Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers have a lot of questions to be answered on the offensive line not named Ryan Kahlil. Michael Oher isn't looking good for next season while still not being cleared from concussions. Silatolu could provide depth but isn't guaranteed a spot.


Branden Albert cut by Dolphins

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Feb 16th 1:29pm EST

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NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Miami Dolphins are releasing offensive lineman Branden Albert on Thursday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Albert, 32, was released by Miami on Thursday. The aging left tackle, whose played the last three seasons with the Dolphins, has had difficulty remaining healthy. He's missed 13 games since joining the club in 2014. As Garafolo reported, Laremy Tunsil, the 13th overall pick in last year's draft, will enter 2017 as the starter in Albert's absence. With Ryan Clady and Kelvin Beachum being informed on Wednesday night by their respective teams, the Jets, and Jaguars, that their 2017 options will not be picked up, Albert is the third left tackle on the wrong side of 30 who will be available on the open free agent market this offseason.


Earl Mitchell cut by Dolphins

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Feb 16th 1:15pm EST

The Miami Dolphins have released defensive lineman Earl Mitchell. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After three seasons in Miami, the Dolphins are releasing Mitchell on Thursday. The seven-year veteran only played in nine games in 2016. He recorded 17 total tackles and like Mario Williams, who is also being cut, was a disappointment. Mitchell, though, should have no issue finding a suitor for 2017. He is a free agent.


Mario Williams cut by Dolphins

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Feb 16th 12:57pm EST

The Miami Dolphins are releasing pass rusher Mario Williams, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After one season in Miami, the Dolphins are moving on from Williams. Playing in 13 games last season, Williams accumulated 13 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and one pass deflection. Despite his age (32), and coming off of two disappointing seasons, he should still garner moderate attention on the free agent market from teams desperate for help at pass rusher. Perhaps the Cowboys, who are in dire need at the position, will pursue Williams.


QB Tony Romo expects the Dallas Cowboys to release him rather than trade him according to league sources. Romo believes he can start for two to three more seasons. (Source: Ed Werder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Romo finished the 2016 season with only four attempted passes for 29 yards and a touchdown. Though Romo's time in Dallas seems to be over it will be very intriguing to see which team gives him another shot. Wherever Romo goes, it could have big fantasy implications.


The New York Jets have notified offensive lineman Ryan Clady's agent that they aren't picking up his option for 2017. He is a free agent. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thet Jets are parting ways with Clady after one season. Clady, 30, only played in nine games in 2016. He was placed on IR in Week 10 with a torn rotator cuff. Clady could be courted by the Giants this offseason as they are in need of a quality left tackle. However, his injury concerns may deter them from pursuing a contract.


Chad Henne re-signed by Jaguars

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Feb 15th 3:17pm EST

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The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed quarterback Chad Henne on Wednesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Henne was re-signed with the Jaguars Wednesday. He will continue to backup presumed starter Blake Bortles in 2017. The nine-year veteran did not attempt a pass last season.


Will Tye re-signs with Giants

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Feb 15th 2:32pm EST

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The New York Giants have re-signed tight end Will Tye to a one-year deal worth $615K. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tye will return to the Giants for 2017, and unless they bring in notable competition this offseason, he will likely enter 2017 as their starting tight end. Earlier in the week, reports said that the team will not re-sign Larry Donnell, leaving the starting tight end job presumably open for Tye. The two-year veteran recorded a 48-395-1 stat line while playing in all 16 games in 2016.


Rashad Jennings cut by Giants

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Feb 13th 1:22pm EST

The New York Giants have released running back Rashad Jennings on Monday. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings is the second veteran cut the Giants made on Monday -- they also released Victor Cruz. Jennings' release will save the Giants $2.5 million in cap space, while Cruz's release saved the team $7.5 million. Jennings, 31, was passed on the running back depth chart at the tail end of 2016 by rookie Paul Perkins, which likely spelled the end of his tenure in New York. Although he is on the wrong side of 30, his career will likely continue with a new club in 2017.


Victor Cruz cut by Giants

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Feb 13th 12:36pm EST

NFL Network's Kim Jones reports the New York Giants have released wide receiver Victor Cruz on Monday. (Source: Kim Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz, 30, has been cut by the Giants Monday. The injury-prone wideout attempted to rejuvenate his career last season, but he struggled on a Giants offense that features both Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard ahead of him. If Cruz can continue to maintain his health, he'll likely sign an incentive based contract this offseason with a new club with the hopes of extending his career.


Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract officially voided Friday. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Fitzpatrick era is now officially over in New York. He is a free agent. The 34-year-old signal caller will likely garner limited interest on the open market, making his career moving forward in question.


Justin Perillo signs with Chicago

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Feb 10th 5:47pm EST

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The Chicago Bears have signed tight end Justin Perillo from their practice squad on Friday. (Source: Chris Emma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perillo, who spent two and a half seasons in Green Bay, was signed to Chicago's active roster from their practice squad Friday. In 19 career games, he's only accumulated 15 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown. He is primarily used as a blocking tight end when he is in a game.


The Seattle Seahawks have signed kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walsh, who was cut by the Vikings in Week 10 of the 2016 regular season, signed with the Seahawks Thursday. The veteran kicker was likely brought into Seattle because Steven Hauschka is an impending free agent. In nine games, Walsh was successful on 12-of-16 field goal attempts and 15-of-19 extra point attempts last season.


D'Qwell Jackson cut by Colts

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Feb 9th 2:47pm EST

The Indianapolis Colts have released linebacker D'Qwell Jackson Thursday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After three seasons in Indianapolis, the Colts cut Jackson Thursday. He was a leader on and off the field. However, his reputation in the locker room was tarnished when he received a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy and missed the final four games of the 2016 campaign as a result. Jackson will likely make his way on to a roster this offseason, but he may have to wait until training camp to find a new home.


Leodis McKelvin cut by Eagles

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Feb 8th 4:09pm EST

The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive back Leodis McKelvin. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles released McKelvin after one year with the club. In 13 games, he accumulated 43 total tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass deflections. With McKelvin's release, the Eagles saved $3.2 million in cap space.


Sam Shields cut by Green Bay

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Feb 8th 11:25am EST

The Green Bay Packers have released defensive back Sam Shields on Wednesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shields is the second long-time veteran Packers player to be released in the past 24 hours -- the team also cut James Starks Tuesday. Shields, who played seven seasons in Green Bay, only appeared in one game in 2016. He suffered a concussion in Week 1 and missed the remainder of the year as a result. He'll likely be signed by a new club this offseason if and when he is granted medial clearance to resume football activities.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed tight end Xavier Grimble to a one-year deal Wednesday. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Grimble, who caught 11 targets for 118 yards and two touchdowns in 2016, was re-signed to a one-year deal Wednesday. This could be an indication of the future of Ladarius Green, whose rumored to be cut due to his health issues this offseason. If Green is indeed released, Grimble will compete with Jesse James for the starting tight end position in 2017. However, if Green is retained, expect Grimble to assume a similar role that he played last season.


Ben Jacobs has re-signed with the Panthers on a two-year deal. Jacobs is a core special teamer who was going to be a restricted free agent. He's been on and off the roster so his spot isn't guaranteed. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jacobs will mainly stay on special teams making him not someone whose on your IDP radar.