The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reports Jets QBs coach Jeremy Bates is a "strong candidate" to replace ex-OC John Morton.
TMZ Sports reports Emmanuel Sanders will not face charges stemming from a sexual assault case in Texas.
Seahawks DE Cliff Avril said he "definitely" thinks he will be able to play again but is "okay" if it does not happen.
Both limited last week before being inactive
FF Today’s Take: Both running backs were limited last week and both were inactive. It’s likely that Burkhead will be active this week although he was seen favoring his injured knee during practice last week. From a fantasy perspective, this is still Dion Lewis‘ backfield despite being repeatedly vulture at the goaline last week.
Bowles looking for third offensive coordinator in four seasons
The Jets made their first seismic move in an offseason that promises to be filled with them by firing offensive coordinator John Morton.
The Daily News broke the news Wednesday that Gang Green will be looking for a new offensive play-caller after finishing in the bottom third of nearly every meaningful statistical category this season. (New York Daily News)
FF Today’s Take: It’s true the Jets offense was in the bottom third of the league, but given their lack of talent at the skill positions and the outlook of team prior to Week 1, it’s hard to justify the firing based on results. It sounds like compatibility with the coaching staff and players was the main issue for Morton’s firing.
Colts signed WR DeAndre Smelter to a reserve/future contract.
The player rep for free agent Jarvis Landry told the Palm Beach Post his client will not accept a hometown discount from the Dolphins.
A source told ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss that Tom Brady’s injured hand "should be okay" for Sunday’s AFC title game versus Jacksonville.
New Texans GM Brian Gaine said a contract extension for Jadeveon Clowney is "on the horizon."
Updating an earlier report, Tom Brady hurt his right hand during Wednesday’s practice.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are expected to hire QBs coach Randy Fichtner as their offensive coordinator.
Jets fired OC John Morton.
Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited at Wednesday’s practice.
Tom Brady (hand) was limited at Wednesday’s practice.
Adam Thielen (back) didn’t practice on Wednesday.
Todd Haley on the way out of Pittsburgh
Sources: The #Steelers are allowing OC Todd Haley to walk now that he’s out of his contract. Pittsburgh expected to have a new OC. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
FF Today’s Take: Haley has been the Steelers OC since 2012 but rumors of Ben Roethlisberger and members of the coaching staff clashing with Haley have been circling for some time. The Steelers have been a top ten offense the last four seasons under Haley. Steelers QB coach Randy Fichtner could be promoted to OC.
Expected to practice Wednesday
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette was uninjured after being involved in a minor car crash Tuesday, the team announced.
According to Sgt. Dylan Bryan from Florida Highway Patrol, Fournette was rear-ended during a three-car, chain-reaction collision. He was not at fault in the crash, and he drove home after the incident. Fournette, who’s also battling an ankle injury, is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. It’s a positive development for his availability in Sunday’s AFC title game.
FF Today’s Take: Leonard Fournette and the Jags will be ready to go for this weekend’s AFC Championship. Jacksonville’s rookie running back was instrumental to their upset of the Steelers a week ago and will be the focal point of the offense once again against New England.
Doesn't plan on testing free-agent market
METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees says he doesn’t plan on testing the free-agent market this year or waiting until the start of the new league year on March 14 to sign a new contract with the New Orleans Saints, even if that means losing the leverage that might come with other potential suitors. (ESPN.com)
FF Today’s Take: Drew Brees finished 2017 with a career-best completion percentage of 72.1 but also threw far less than in previous years. Assuming the 39-year old quarterback can work out a short term extension with the Saints, Brees will be a borderline fantasy starter heading into next season.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Steelers QBs coach Randy Fichtner is the "favorite" to be promoted to offensive coordinator.
The Steelers will not bring back OC Todd Haley.
ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer expects Dallas to use the franchise tag on impending free agent DE DeMarcus Lawrence if they’re unable to sign him to a long-term deal.
ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes impending free agent Terrelle Pryor is a "fit" for Cleveland.
The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports impending free agent Jarvis Landry is seeking a "contract in the range" of the one Davante Adams signed with the Packers at the end of the season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak has turned down the Cardinals’ request for a second interview for their head-coaching vacancy.
The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud believes there’s "no chance" the Bucs keep Doug Martin for 2018.