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Rey Maualuga cut by Bengals

By Anthony Cervino   Sat, Mar 25th 3:48pm EDT

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The Cincinnati Bengals have released linebacker Rey Maualuga on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maualuga, a staple on Cincinnati's defense for the past eight seasons, was cut by the club Saturday. His release will save the Bengals $3.975 million of cap space in 2017 and was likely triggered by the signing of Kevin Minter last week. Maualuga should find a new suitor before the start of training camp.


Garrett Gilbert agrees to a one-year deal with Panthers on Friday. Gilbert was drafted by the Rams in 2014 and spent time on the Raiders practice squad this past season. He's no lock to remain on the roster Week 1. (Source: panthers.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Cam Newton likely out during camp, Gilbert will be another arm with Derek Anderson taking plenty of first-team snaps. No fantasy impact here.


Brian Quick signs with Redskins

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Mar 24th 12:48pm EDT

LA

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent wide receiver Brian Quick and the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Quick is coming off of a 2016 season in which he appeared in 16 games and accumulated 41 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns with a 13.8 YPC average. He is expected to enter 2017 as the No. 4 receiver on Washington's depth chart with Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson slated ahead of him.


The Panthers have picked up Kelvin Benjamin's fifth year team option. This guarantees Benjamin to be a Panther until the end of the 2018 season. Benjamin bounced back from a torn ACL in 2015 to 941 yards receiving and seven TD's in 2016. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: At first, Benjamin didn't look fully healthy while coming back from the torn ACL but still scored seven touchdowns. He caught 10 less balls than his rookie season so expect him to bounce back this season with a full training camp. He's a WR 2/3.


Jonathan Stewart signs a one-year extension with the Panthers on Friday extending him through the 2018 season. Stewart was rumored to be a cap cut but now seems more likely to stay with the extension. However, the Panthers could still use their No. 8 pick on Leonard Fournette. (Source: panthers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Stewart finished last season with 824 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. However, he's not much of a factor in the passing game leaving him usually as a fourth or fifth round pick. A bonus for Stewart is the arrival of Matt Kahlil, a solid LT who will try to help rebuild their offensive line. If Fournette is drafted by the Panthers, that would push Stewart back to later rounds in re-draft leagues.


Mark Sanchez signs with Bears

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Mar 24th 8:02am EDT

The Chicago Bears and free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez, who played for Dallas last season, signed with the Bears late Thursday night. Chicago likely added Sanchez for depth at quarterback on their rebuilding squad. He is expected to compete with Connor Shaw and David Fales this offseason for the role of Mike Glennon's primary backup for 2017.


Quinton Patton signs with Jets

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Mar 23rd 5:35pm EDT

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The New York Jets have signed free agent wide receiver Quinton Patton on Thursday. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After spending the first four years of his career with San Francisco, Patton signed with the Jets Thursday. The 26-year-old wideout played in 14 games last season and accumulated career-high production in receptions (37), yards receiving (408) and YPG (29.1), but failed to score a touchdown. Patton will likely enter next season as New York's No. 4 or No. 5 receiver and will have minimal fantasy value if any in 2017.


The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed running back Branden Oliver on Thursday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oliver, who did not play in 2016 due to a torn Achilles suffered in the preseason, was re-signed by Los Angeles Thursday. Oliver could enter 2017 as Melvin Gordon's primary backup if he can beat out Kenneth Farrow, Andre Williams and Kenjon Barner for the job this offseason.


ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Green Bay Packers have re-signed free agent running back Christine Michael on Wednesday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Michael, who appeared in 15 games last season with the Seahawks and Packers, re-signed with Green Bay Wednesday. The veteran rusher accumulated a career-high 583 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground while catching 22 targets for 122 yards and another score as a receiver in 2016. However, the bulk of his production came in the first half of the year while he was still a member of the Seahawks. Due to his unknown role in the backfield next season, Michael's 2017 fantasy value is a question mark.


Mychal Rivera signs with Jaguars

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Mar 22nd 5:00pm EDT

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting former Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera and the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rivera, who spent the first four years of his career in Oakland, signed with the Jaguars Wednesday. After showing promise in 2014 with a 58-534-4 stat line, Rivera's production has significantly regressed in each year since then. He finished with only 18 receptions for 192 yards and a touchdown in 13 games last season. Since Jacksonville traded Julius Thomas to the Dolphins earlier in the offseason, the Jaguars have an opening at tight end, which Rivera could fill to open 2017.


Benny Cunningham signs with Bears

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Mar 22nd 8:40am EDT

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The Chicago Bears have signed free agent running back Benny Cunningham on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham, a career backup with the Rams, signed with the Bears Tuesday. With Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey all under contract, Cunningham is unlikely to enter 2017 with any fantasy relevancy.


Manti Te'o signs with New Orleans

By Anthony Cervino   Tue, Mar 21st 5:05pm EDT

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The New Orleans Saints and free agent linebacker Manti Te'o agreed to terms on a two-year deal Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Te'o played his entire four-year career with the Chargers before signing with New Orleans Tuesday. The former Notre Dame standout only played in three games last season due to a torn Achilles and is still recovering from the injury. Although he could miss spring workouts with his new club, he should be ready for the start of training camp in July, per reports.


Shaun Draughn signs with Giants

By Anthony Cervino   Tue, Mar 21st 11:31am EDT

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The New York Giants and free agent running back Shaun Draughn agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal Tuesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Draughn, who played the last two seasons in San Francisco, signed with the Giants Tuesday. Playing in all 16 games in 2016, he accumulated 196 yards and four touchdowns as a rusher while catching 29 targets for 263 yards and another two scores as a receiver. With Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen already expected to enter 2017 as New York's top two backs on the depth chart, Draughn will likely open the year at the No. 3 spot ahead of Orleans Darkwa.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Indianapolis Colts are expected to sign free agent wide receiver Kamar Aiken. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Formerly of the Ravens, Aiken is expected to sign with the Colts Tuesday. After showing promise with a 75-944-5 stat line in 2015, the veteran wideout was buried on Baltimore's depth chart behind Steve Smith, Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman for most of the 2016 campaign. While playing in all 16 games, he only accumulated 29 receptions for 328 yards and a touchdown, a tremendous drop-off from the year before. Aiken could enter 2017 as Indianapolis' No. 3 receiver if he can beat out Philip Dorsett, who currently owns the role, with a strong offseason.


Kenjon Barner signs with Chargers

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Mar 20th 7:23pm EDT

LA

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barner accumulated 129 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns in 13 games last season with the Eagles. The Chargers likely signed him for depth after losing Danny Woodhead in free agency to the Ravens.


Josh McCown signs with Jets

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Mar 20th 7:13pm EDT

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The New York Jets have signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being linked to the Cowboys at the beginning of free agency, McCown, a former Browns starter, ultimately signed with the Jets Monday night. The 37-year-old signal caller will likely enter 2017 on top of New York's depth chart, barring injury or another significant addition at the position. Despite McCown's acquisition -- he's at the twilight of his career at his age -- the Jets could still target a quarterback in the early rounds of April's draft.


Brandon Tate re-signs with Bills

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Mar 20th 6:11pm EDT

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The Buffalo Bills have re-signed wide receiver/ kick returner Brandon Tate on Monday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Tate is listed as a wide receiver, he is primarily utilized as a return specialist. The eight-year veteran accumulated 1,128 all-purpose yards while appearing in 15 games last season for Buffalo. Expect him to assume a similar role on the Bills for 2017.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive back Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year deal on Monday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sensabaugh played for the Giants in 2016 and accumulated 25 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games. ESPN's Adam Caplan believes the five-year veteran will compete for a spot on Pittsburgh's defensive nickel package for 2017.


The New England Patriots have waived running back Tyler Gaffney on Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gaffney, who has never appeared in a regular-season game since being drafted 204th overall by New England in 2014, was waived by the Patriots Monday. He'll likely sign with another club this offseason and compete for a roster spot entering 2017. However, he is a prime candidate to land on a practice squad as well when its all said and done.


The Dallas Cowboys re-signed quarterback Kellen Moore to an undisclosed deal on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although the Cowboys re-signed Moore on Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes the team will still pursue a veteran backup for Dak Prescott. Moore spent the entire 2016 season on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury and will likely enter 2017 as the No. 3 signal caller on the Cowboys' depth chart.