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The Facts: Former Chiefs running back, Knile Davis, has signed with the Steelers.
Diehards Line:The Steelers have not signed backup running back DeAngelo Williams, so Davis adds depth to their running back position. He has not been a big impact on any of the teams he has played for and will likely be battling for a roster spot in Pittsburgh. Fantasy owners can keep Davis off of their radars at this time.
The Facts: Former Chiefs running back, Knile Davis, is visiting the Steelers Monday.
Diehards Line:Davis was let go by the Chiefs and is looking for a new place to call home. The Steelers could use depth at their running back position, as they have not locked in DeAngelo Williams. We will keep you posted on this situation as we hear it.
The Facts: Marshawn Lynch really wants to play for the Raiders, per Ian Rapoport.
Diehards Line:Lynch who has asked the Seahawks to be released, is very interested in playing for the Oakland Raiders. We will keep an eye on this situation and update you as we hear it. Latavius Murray is no longer with the Raiders, so adding Lynch would make a lot of sense. Stay tuned.
The Facts: The Jets and McCown spent the weekend discussing the possibility that McCown would sign with the team as a free agent, but it appears Monday will find McCown still unsigned. According to multiple reports, McCown's visit with the Jets ended on Sunday without a deal that would give McCown a seat in this year's quarterback derby.
Diehards Line: Still, the expectation is that the two sides will remain in conversation in the days to come. As PFT notes, the Cowboys have shown interest in McCown as a backup, but there doesn’t seem to be much chance that anything happens on that front until there’s been a resolution to the Tony Romo saga. There have been reports of Jets interest in Jay Cutler as well. Cutler has not visited with the team since being released by the Bears.
The Facts: Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Daniel is visiting the Saints.
Diehards Line:Undrafted in 2009 and cut by Washington in September of his rookie season, Daniel landed with the Saints and remained there for four seasons. They would have liked to have kept him around as the backup to Drew Brees, but the Chiefs made a strong offer and Daniel went there on a three-year deal in 2013. After that contract expired, Daniel signed a deal with the Eagles that made him the highest-paid backup in the NFL, at $7 million per year. With Nick Foles returning to Philadelphia, the Eagles had no further use for Daniel. The Saints may. With Drew Brees now 38, Daniel could be groomed to take over whenever Brees retires. Given the manner in which Brees has been playing, however, he could stick around even deeper into his 40s than Tom Brady does.
The Facts: To the surprise of no one who has spent any amount of time at Steelers headquarters, Roethlisberger is "leaning towards" returning to play in 2017. Roethlisberger spoke at the Ignite Men's Impact Weekend conference at Liberty University Friday and was asked if he's going to play in 2017. "I'm leaning towards it," Roethlisberger replied.
Diehards Line:This after Roethlisberger said on his radio show back in January that he had to think about whether or not he was going to play in 2017. But nobody from the team’s front office necessarily believed Roethlisberger would not play. And they have been in pretty consistent contact with their star quarterback, who turned 35 in March. As General Manager Kevin Colbert said, the Steelers do have to keep an eye on their long-term quarterback outlook because of Roethlisberger’s age and his statements, but they aren’t going to be pressed into taking a potential replacement in this year’s draft. And fantasy owners can expect the leader of one of the NFL's most prolific fantasy offenses to be right where they need him to be this fall: Under center for the Steelers.