News and Views
The Facts: Johnny Manziel was spotted with Saints head coach, Sean Payton, during Super Bowl week.
Diehards Line:Manziel has stayed out of the news and out of trouble recently as he prepares to return to the league. It appears that there could be some interest in him by the Saints. We will keep an eye on this situation and update you as we hear it.
The Facts: Latavius Murray underwent successful ankle surgery on Wednesday.
Diehards Line:The Vikings were aware that Murray needed the surgery prior to signing him. This was an injury that he played through late last season. He should be ready to roll for training camp barring any setbacks. We will keep an eye on his status and update you as necessary.
The Facts: The Packers have re-signed running back Christine Michael.
Diehards Line:Michael joined the Packers in November of last season after they claimed him and he has decided to stick around. With Eddie Lacy out the door and a full offseason to get up to speed with this offense, Michael could see an increased workload this upcoming season.
The Facts: Former Raiders tight end, Mychal Rivera, has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Diehards Line:After trading Julius Thomas, the Jags had a void to fill which makes this a nice landing spot for Rivera. There is a possibility that he opens the season as the team's No. 1 tight end.
The Facts: Cam Newton suffered a torn rotator cuff on his throwing arm and will undergo surgery.
Diehards Line:Newton is set to have the surgery on March 30th. He suffered the injury in Week 14 against the Chargers, but was able to play through it. After the season ended, Newton attempted rest and therapy, but when he began the throwing stage of the therapy, he felt pain, so surgery was the result. He is expected to be ready for training camp barring any setbacks, but this is definitely a situation worth keeping a close eye on. We will update you on his status as we hear it.
The Facts: Former 49ers running back, Shaun Draughn, has agreed to terms with the New York Giants.
Diehards Line:This move adds depth to the Giants backfield. Draughn scored in four of his five carries inside the five yard line last season, scoring six total touchdowns for the year. He offers no fantasy value at this time, but could take away some goal line touches from the Giants backs, making this a cloudy situation heading into the offseason.
The Facts: Former Ravens receiver, Kamar Aiken, is expected to sign with the Colts.
Diehards Line:After a solid 2015 campaign (75 receptions, 944 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns), he took a step back in 2016. Aiken will likely compete with Phillip Dorsett for the third wide receiver spot in Indy. It is something worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats.
The Facts: Former Eagles running back, Kenjon Barner, has signed with the Chargers.
Diehards Line:The Chargers were in need of running back depth after losing Danny Woodhead. Barner will be competing for a spot on the depth chart this offseason and could be useful on special teams. Throughout his career, Barner has totaled 61 carries for 260 yards and two rushing touchdowns, as well as, 16 receptions for 71 receiving yards.