|Saints sign WR Cameron Meredith|
Bears decline to match Saints' offer sheet
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Apr 11, 2:00 pm
|The Chicago Bears declined to match the New Orleans Saints' two-year, $10 million offer sheet to restricted free-agent wide receiver Cameron Meredith on Wednesday.
Meredith confirmed the news during an appearance on ESPN 1000's Waddle and Silvy Show. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Saints offered Meredith a two-year deal last Thursday giving the Bears 5 days to match the offer and keep Meredith a Bear for 2018. Coming off ACL and MCL injuries in 2017, the Bears decided to let Meredith walk. Chicago has added Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel to their receiving corps this off-season but could be seeking WR help in the upcoming draft. Meredith will likely fight for opportunities as the No.2 wide receiver option with Ted Ginn Jr.
|Trey Burton expected to sign with Bears|
Offensive weapons headed to Chicago
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Mar 13, 11:15 am
|NFL Media reports that Trey Burton is expected to sign a four-year, $32 million contract with the Bears when the new league year starts on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears are also expected to sign wide receiver Allen Robinson as they remake their offense under new head coach Matt Nagy. (ProFootballTalk)|
FFToday's Take: The Bears and Matt Nagy are giving weapons to young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. First Allen Robinson and now TE Trey Burton are headed to Chicago for an offense void of playmakers at the receiving positions. Burton played second fiddle to Zach Ertz in Philadelphia but should have a chance to start in an offense typically designed to emphasize athletic, pass-catching tight ends. Burton's fantasy stock is on the rise.
|Sammy Watkins headed to Kansas City|
3 years, $30M guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Mar 13, 8:30 am
|Final terms of the #Chiefs expected deal for WR Sammy Watkins: 3 years, $48M with $30M fully guaranteed at signing, sources say. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins and Allen Robinson, two of the biggest free agent options, are reportedly off the market. New GM Brett Veach stated earlier this off-season he wanted to get more speed at the wideout position. Staying true to his word, Watkins delivers just that and should fit in nicely with strong-armed Patrick Mahomes. Watkins had dealt with a foot injury for a good portion of his career, but just like Robinson, he's just 24 years old and still has productive years left provided he can stay healthy.
|Alllen Robinson expected to sign with Bears|
Three-year, $42 million deal
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Mar 13, 7:15 am
|Former Jaguars’ WR Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears barring any last-minute snags when free agency opens Wednesday, source tells ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The deal is reportedly worth $42 million for 3 years. The Bears are looking for offensive weapons for second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and new head coach Matt Nagy (KC). Despite four years in the league, Robinson is just 24 years old and should have many years left in his legs despite suffering a torn ACL back in Week 1 last season. He should be the lead wide receiver on a team that sorely lacked a playmaker at the position last season.
|Allen Robinson avoids franchise tag|
Jags have exclusive negotiating rights with Robinson until March 12th
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Mar 6, 11:49 am
|The Jacksonville Jaguars have told receiver Allen Robinson that they will not use the franchise or transition tag on him, the team said Tuesday, the final day for NFL teams to use the tags. It's still possible for the Jaguars and Robinson to come to an agreement on a long-term deal, but Robinson would become an unrestricted free agent if that's not done by March 14. The Jaguars have exclusive negotiating rights with Robinson until March 12. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Robinson is getting closer and closer to becoming an unrestricted free agent. Rumors of interest from the Redskins are surfacing and there should be plenty of suitors despite Robinson suffering an ACL tear in Week 1 of 2017. Robinson is just 24 years old.
| Allen Robinson hopes to be ready "relatively soon"|
Impending free agent wants to return to Jacksonville
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jan 29, 9:50 pm
|Allen Robinson’s rookie contract expires in March and he’s eagerly awaiting an offer from the Jaguars. He knows, however, that he has little leverage since he missed the 2017 season. He may get a one-year, prove-it offer or the team could offer him a two- or three-year contract.
“I don’t really know what is going to happen. I know there’s a lot of different scenarios. Right now, my main focus is ... for me to get back at 100 percent. That’s the main focus right now. Again, I know I’ll be back at 100 percent and relatively soon," Robinson said. (ESPN - Michael DiRocco)|
FFToday's Take: Robinson's negotiating power took a hit first when he was lost of on the third play of the season with a torn left ACL and again when the Jags proceeded to go 10-6 en route to an AFC South title. However, Jacksonville knows he is a difference-maker, so look for something to get done with Jacksonville. Assuming he is in good shape come training camp, owners should target him as a WR2 again in fantasy drafts.
|Jaguars have decisions to make at WR|
Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee set to be free agents
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 24, 8:00 am
|The Jaguars are free to sign any of the players to extensions. Here is a player by player look at the Jaguars’ group of unrestricted free agents:
Prediction: Allen Robinson plays under the franchise tag or signs a multi-year deal with the Jaguars that includes easy-to-attain incentives if he is healthy in 2018.
Prediction: Marqise Lee signs with another team. (Florida Times Union)|
FFToday's Take: Robinson tore is ACL back in Week 1 so assuming he has no setbacks he should be able to be on the field for Week 1 of 2018. Jags beat writer Ryan O’Halloran suggests the team may franchise tag Robinson and let Lee walk in free agency. Expect one or the other to be back in Jacksonville next season.