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Hi Folks,

Welcome to Monday and to the start of the Daily Email Updates for the 2016 Season. Each day we'll bring you the stories we think you need to know about. More importantly, we'll off our take on what we think the stories mean to you. Thanks for hanging with us and thanks for being part of Footballguys. Let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Combined Rookie Draft Board 1.0
Our Dr. Jene Bramel with a visual look at a full offense-IDP rookie draft board with position-by-position commentary.

B. 2016 NFL Draft Winners and Losers
Our Alessandro Miglio looks at winners and losers from the NFL draft.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. PHI - QB Sam Bradford not talking with coach
2. TEN - Coach says RB DeMarco Murray still the lead back
3. IND - Owner wants QB Andrew Luck signed soon
4. CLE - Cody Kessler will get chance to start
5. PIT - Pittsburgh re-signing QB Bruce Gradkowski
6. STL - WR Tavon Austin may have option picked up
7. CHI - S Antrel Rolle cut
8. MIN - T.J. Clemmings moving to left tackle
9. NE - Seven UDFAs sign with Patriots
10. CAR - Six UDFAs agree with Panthers
11. BAL - Keenan Reynolds working on kick returns
12. SD - Bolts add several UDFAs
13. BUF - Glenn Gronkowski heads to Buffalo
14. OAK - Several UDFAs head to Oakland

PHI - QB Sam Bradford not talking with coach

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has not talked with head coach Doug Pederson since asking for a trade, according to Pederson.

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He's got to stop this ridiculous notion of asking for a trade--especially continuing this after the draft when any QB-needy team (Broncos, Jets) added a rookie passer. Bradford has been handed his spot in the NFL after being the no.1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Now, he's going to have to compete for a job and get pushed by a rookie who didn't even play Division 1 football. We love Carson Wentz, but sitting him for a year may be the team's best idea...provided that Bradford is the starter.

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TEN - Coach says RB DeMarco Murray still the lead back

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray will still carry the load despite the addition of RB Derrick Henry, according to head coach Mike Mularkey, and Mularkey said he called Murray after the Henry selection to assure him that his role wasn't going to change.

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Always remember the "What else is he going to say?" question when reading comments like this from the coach. Murray's intended role for this year may not change (we shall see), but his dynasty value certainly takes a hit with Henry in the fold. We like Henry, but he's a new version of former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs. Henry is big, swift and powerful but he's a two-down player who needs room to operate. We're excited to see how he'll make the transition from Alabama to the pros.

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IND - Owner wants QB Andrew Luck signed soon

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Wells

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is having serious contract negotiations with the organization, and owner Jim Irsay said he would like Luck signed by the start of training camp in July.

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What was the old line from Terrell Owens? "It's only a matter of time!" That's right, as in the near future we expect to see Luck rewarded with a contract that makes him the highest paid QB in the NFL. He's the key to their success, and the Colts need to do anything they can to lock him down for years to come.

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CLE - Cody Kessler will get chance to start

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler will have a legitimate shot to beat out QB Robert Griffin III for the starting job in training camp and the preseason. 'It's a competition. We'll let it play out,' executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Saturday, April 30.

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This seems ludicrous on its face, but an open competition is probably best for everyone. If Kessler somehow wins, it's a terrible sign for Griffin's career at this point.

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PIT - Pittsburgh re-signing QB Bruce Gradkowski

Source: FOXSports.com - Alex Marvez

Free-agent QB Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers) will re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, May 2, and compete with QB Landry Jones for the backup job.

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That's a good move for the Steelers. Jones hasn't shown the development needed to get excited about his future in the pros, and Gradkowski is a solid reserve QB who won't cause you to lose sleep if he's a spot starter.

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STL - WR Tavon Austin may have option picked up

Source: ESPN.com - Nick Wagoner

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin is expected to have his fifth-year option exercised, but the team hopes to sign him to a long-term extension.

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It took some time, but finally the Rams figured out how to use Austin correctly. Last season, Austin had 52 receptions for 473 yards and five TDs--all career highs for the supercharged WR. In standard leagues, he was fantasy football's 21st-ranked wideout and that's about where he should finish once again this year.

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CHI - S Antrel Rolle cut

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Chicago Bears FS Antrel Rolle was released Sunday, May 1, according to a source.

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The move frees up $2.7 million in cap space for the Bears. Injuries limited Rolle to only seven games in his only season in Chicago. Fourth-round pick Deon Bush or free-agent signee Omar Bolden will compete for Rolle's old spot.

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MIN - T.J. Clemmings moving to left tackle

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings, who started all 16 games at right tackle last season, will move to left tackle to serve as the backup to OT Matt Kalil, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Kalil is entering the final year of his contract and the team had a logjam at right tackle due to the free-agent signing of OT Andre Smith and the return of OT Phil Loadholt, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

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Clemmings was one of a long line of Vikings' draft steals under GM Rick Spielman. He is a mauler, but raw as a pass blocker. Minnesota might not have any of the top tackles in the league, but they have the best tackle depth in the league.

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NE - Seven UDFAs sign with Patriots

Source: CSNNE.com

The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent CB V'Angelo Bentley (Illinois), DT Woodrow Hamilton (Mississippi State), LB CJ Johnson (Mississippi State), CB Jonathan Jones (Auburn), RB Shaquille Powell (Duke), TE Steven Scheu (Vanderbilt) and WR/TE De'Runnya Wilson (Mississippi State) on undisclosed deals.

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Wilson is a huge receiver with bottom of the barrel movement skills. Maybe the Patriots can make him into a viable receiving tight end.

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CAR - Six UDFAs agree with Panthers

Source: The Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent FB/TE Andrew Bonnet (North Dakota State), S Jeremy Cash (Duke), WR Keyarris Garrett (Tulsa), RB Devon Johnson (Marshall), WR Jenson Stoshak (Florida Atlantic) and TE Jake McGee (Florida) on undisclosed deals.

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Garrett is a long receiver with deceptive speed and game in the air. It was surprising to see him go undrafted. Johnson is a smashmouth power back who could win a role in a running game that uses multiple backs. McGee and Cash were also among the top UDFAs, carrying draftable grades on most boards. The Panthers had the best UDFA haul of any team.

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BAL - Keenan Reynolds working on kick returns

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens RB/WR Keenan Reynolds has been working on returning kicks with retired RB Brian Mitchell.

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Reynolds can do almost anything. A QB at Navy, Reynolds is best going to transition to the pros as a gadget RB or WR. He was impressive at the East-West Shrine Game earlier this year, and Reynolds could easily make the final roster or practice squad based on his agility and big-play ability.

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SD - Bolts add several UDFAs

Source: NFL.com - Gil Brandt

The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents QB Mike Bercovici (Arizona State), RB Kenneth Farrow (Houston), OL Tyler Johnstone (Oregon), WR Jamaal Jones (Montana), WR Dom Williams (Washington) and CB Trevor Williams (Penn State) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

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Keep an eye on Bercovici. In super deep dynasty leagues we are very interested in his development. It could be nothing, but he flashed the skill set (arm strength, athleticism, gun-slinger mentality) to perhaps develop into a player we'll be talking about more.

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BUF - Glenn Gronkowski heads to Buffalo

Source: NFL.com - Gil Brandt

Undrafted free-agent RB Glenn Gronkowski (Kansas State) has agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the Buffalo Bills Saturday, April 30.

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The final of the Gronkowski brothers, Glenn is a Fullback/H-back 'tweener. He would regularly line up in the slot then motion to the backfield as a lead blocker at Kansas State. That's what he'll do now if he makes the Bills.

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OAK - Several UDFAs head to Oakland

Source: CSNBayArea.com - Scott Bair

The Oakland Raiders agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents WR K.J. Brent (Wake Forest), DL James Crowser (Southern Utah), LB Perez Ford (Northern Illinois), WR Marvin Hall (Washington), DB Antonio Hamilton (South Carolina State), WR Johnny Holton (Cncinnati), DL Drew Iddings (South Dakota), OL Denver Kirkland (Arkansas), DT Darius Latham (Indiana), WR Max McCaffrey (Duke), OL Oni Omoile (Iowa State), RB Jalen Richard (Southern Mississippi), OL Terran Vaughn (Stephen F. Austin) and LB Kyrie Wilson (Fresno State) on undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

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McCaffrey is the player to watch here. The son of former Denver Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey, Max displayed a ton of speed on film and at Duke's pro day. He was a standout player during the week of practice for the NFLPA game earlier this year, and McCaffrey has no problem regularly taking the top off the defense.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being a part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J