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Visit this page regularly to keep up with the latest Fantasy-specific news and notes from around the NFL as written by TFL Report and FSP senior editor Bob Harris!

New articles appear at the top of this page as they're posted. Scroll down the page, and follow links to subsequent pages, for older material. The info appearing on this page will be limited to the essential facts in an attempt to enhance performance. However, you can access a detailed, in-depth version of any article by clicking on the "Full Story" link following each headline.

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Falcons Release Steven Jackson; Devonta Freeman Sitting Pretty
The Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson, the team announced Thursday, a move that will save the team $3.75 million against the salary cap. It will also clear the path for some fresh, young legs to move up in the rotation, which seems like good news for fantasy football owners.

As ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure explained, incoming offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings with him a zone-blocking scheme where running bac ...

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Judge Rules In Adrian Peterson's Favor; Suspension Overturned
This might not suck. ... Fantasy football owners hoping to gain as much resolution on Adrian Peterson's future status as quickly as possible, just got good news: The running back's suspension of has been overturned. U.S. District Judge David S. Doty granted an NFLPA motion to vacate a previous ruling by the NFL’s arbitrator, Harold Henderson.

"Petition to vacate the arbitration award was granted," Judge Doty remarked, according to NFL.c ...

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Reporting On Bryant Incident Gaining Traction... With Or Without Video
If you enjoy both fantasy football and off-season drama, 2015 is shaping up to deliver plenty of both. Unfortunately, it appears the drama aspect will be moving front and center for the time being.

The latest saga involves Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys "have balked at handing Bryant a long-term contract extension with significant financial guarantees, in part because of their lack of of ...

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Lions Release Veteran RB Reggie Bush
In a move that's unlikely to catch fantasy football owners by surprise, the Lions released Reggie Bush.

When general manager Martin Mayhew was asked at the NFL Scouting Combine last week what he looks for in running backs, he mentioned Theo Riddick's ability to "make a difference in the passing game" and Joique Bell's success running between the tackles, but he left out Bush completely.

Mayhew said the Lions had not ...

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Gruden: Griffin Will Be Redskins Starter To Open 2015
Fantasy football owners looking for as much clarity as possible got about as much as they could hope for in mid-February when head coach Jay Gruden surprisingly acknowledged Robert Griffin III as his No. 1 quarterback.

"Robert ended the season as our starter and we anticipate that going forward," Gruden said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. "He'll be the No. 1 guy."

The coach added, however, “It’s up to Robert to improve.”

Gruden cited ...

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Fitzgerald Agrees To New 2-Year Deal; Cards Get Cap Space
That didn't take long. ... Less than a week after general manager Steve Keim said the Cardinals would be in constant contact with Larry Fitzgerald in order to work out a new contract and gain some valuable cap space heading into free agency, the two sides completed their mission today.

Fitzgerald is the Cardinals' all-time leading receiver and perhaps the most popular player in franchise history. That said, his relevance to fantasy footbal ...

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Vikings Saying All The Right Things About Peterson... Do They Mean It?
While fantasy football owners in re-draft leagues have plenty of time to figure out their plan for handling Adrian Peterson this summer, Dynasty and keeper owners might not have that luxury. Fortunately, we appear to be gaining at least some clarity on his status with the Vikings going forward. And even if that resolution is slow to come, we'll certainly know more about his NFL future soon.

Still, as ESPN.com's Ben Goessling framed it, "The Minnesot ...

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Murray: Money Won't Be The Only Factor In Free Agency
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones faces a conundrum all too familiar to fantasy football owners in Dynasty and keeper leagues; the difficult issue is keeping high-end talent. ... In this case, the Cowboys face the prospect of both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray becoming unrestricted free agents next month.

Jones has already said Bryant won't be going anywhere, implying that they’d simply use the franchise tag to keep him from reaching free agency. ...

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Steelers Preparing As Bell Likely To Be Suspended Two Games
While it should come as no real surprise to fantasy football owners who have a keen interest in all things related to Le'Veon Bell, it's worth noting the star running back is expected to be suspended for the first two games of next season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana charges.

ESPN's John Clayton, citing team sources, is the latest to report it that expectation, but Bell's attorney, Robert Del Greco Jr., was among th ...

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Manziel The Tip Of Cleveland's Iceberg Of Dysfunction
As Cleveland Plain Dealer staffer Dan Labbe understated: "Things aren't getting better for Johnny Manziel. ..." Nor are they looking good for fantasy football owners who secured Manziel's services for their Dynasty leagues.

This after a report from ESPN.com's Pat McManamon and Jeremy Fowler in which they talked to "nearly 20 Browns sources, both on the record and on condition of anonymity" that paint an ...

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