Ankle injury limited Hill to 7 games last season
Source: the Patriots are signing former Bengals RB Jeremy Hill. (Field Yates on Twitter)
FF Today’s Take: Hill was a touchdown maker for the first three years of his career but failed to reach the endzone last season playing in only 7 games for the Bengals. The Patriots lost Dion Lewis (TEN) in free agency but still have James White, Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee meaning fantasy owners will be pulling their hair out each week trying to project touches for the New England backfield.
The Baltimore Ravens reached a three-year agreement with Michael Crabtree on Friday.
Terms weren’t disclosed but Crabtree received a three-year, $21 million deal, including $15 million in first two years and $11 million guaranteed ($7 million signing bonus), a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal could be worth up to $20 million in first two years. (ESPN)
FF Today’s Take: The Ravens had agreed with former Redskins’ receiver Ryan Grant on a four-year contract but Grant failed a physical due to a foot injury. However, Grant has since been cleared by an independent doctor leading to speculation that the Ravens simply preferred Crabtree over Grant once Crabtree became available. In any case, Crabtree should be the Ravens primary option on the outside after the Ravens released Jeremy Maclin. Mike Wallace led Baltimore in receiving last year and finished as the WR38 in PPR leagues.
Seahawks signed WR Jaron Brown, formerly of the Cardinals.
Cardinals signed G/T Justin Pugh, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year, $45 million contract.
Raiders signed DE Tank Carradine, formerly of the 49ers.
Texans signed DB Tyrann Mathieu, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.
Rams re-signed C John Sullivan to a two-year, $10 million contract.
Lions signed RB LeGarrette Blount, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract.
Bucs signed C Ryan Jensen, formerly of the Ravens, to a four-year, $42 million contract.
Bears signed CB Kyle Fuller to a four-year, $56 million contract.
Free agent Jordan Matthews visited the Cardinals.
Patriots signed RB Jeremy Hill.
Patriots signed DE Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $12 million contract.
Ravens signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million contract.
Packers signed CB Kyle Fuller to a multi-year offer sheet.
Vikings signed DT Sheldon Richardson, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year contract.
Chiefs signed QB Chad Henne, formerly of the Jaguars.
Jerick McKinnon is expected to assume the "Devonta Freeman Role" in 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
Eagles released DE Vinny Curry.
Bashaud Breeland’s three-year, $24 million contract with the Panthers has been voided after he failed his physical, sending him back to free agency.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Greg Olsen is "committed" to playing football for the Panthers in 2018.
Raiders signed LS Andrew DePaola, formerly of the Bears, to a four-year, $4.27 million contract.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy.
Bengals signed LB Preston Brown, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.
Saints re-signed DE Alex Okafor to a two-year contract.