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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #141 • Sep. 5th, 2020


Final Cutdown Fantasy Fallout

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1. Final Cutdown Fantasy Fallout

Source: Sigmund Bloom with what happened an final cuts why it matters in fantasy leagues

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2. HOU - QB Deshaun Watson signs big deal

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson agreed to a four-year, $160 million extension Saturday, Sept. 5. The deal is worth a total of $177.54 million with $111 million in guarantees.

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The Texans have a real franchise quarterback and with that comes a premium price. He'll make $39 million per year over the next four years, which makes him the highest-paid player in the league. Watson is now signed through the 2025 season.

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3. LAC - WR Keenan Allen snares contract extension

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen on Saturday, Sept. 5, agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $80 million, per his agent.

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Allen is now the second-highest paid receiver in the league per this report. The Chargers got a good one when they snared Allen in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. He's a great route runner and a consistent performer for Fantasy GMs (and the Chargers) each season. The team has made keeping Allen a priority as they assemble a team to eventually build around rookie QB Justin Herbert.

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4. NE - RB Lamar Miller cut

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

New England Patriots RB Lamar Miller was released Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Miller got a chance with the Patriots during training camp. When Sony Michel returned to practice it was a bad sign for Miller. The Patriots have a jam-packed backfield and there was no room for the former Texans starter. Miller will have to prove he's healthy and accept a job in a RBBC if he signs with another team.

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5. DEN - Denver waives 17, cuts 3

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos QB Brett Rypien, WR Trinity Benson, Juwann Winfree, LB Derrek Tuszka, RB Jeremy Cox, OT Darrin Paulo, S P.J. Locke, OT Tyler Jones, WR Kendall Hinton, OT Hunter Watts, LB Justin Hollins, OL Patrick Morris, S Alijah Holder, LB Malik Carney, WR Fred Brown, RB LeVante Bellamy and TE Troy Fumagalli were placed on waivers Saturday, Sept., 5, while CB De'Vante Bausby, OT Jake Rodgers and DL DeShawn Williams were released, according to source.

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Winfree had a groin injury for most of camp that kept him out of action. Bellamy looked really good in practice, kind of like a version of Phillip Lindsay (similar running styles), so the team will try to keep him on the practice squad.

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6. LAR - RB Malcolm Brown to start?

Source: SI.com - Eric D. Williams

Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown is expected to begin the season as a starter over Cam Akers, according to SI.com's Eric D. Williams.

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This is an interesting development as many expect the rookie Akers to get the nod as the starter. Now, at the end of the day both are going to be used and Akers has a better all-around skill set. Brown is a classic banger between the tackles and he's got a low center of gravity which makes him tough to bring down. Akers is a hard-charging runner and can make plays as a receiver out of the backfield. This could be the dreaded 'hot hand' approach, especially when Darrell Henderson is healthy and also part of the mix.

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7. DET - David Blough cut by Detroit

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Darin Gantt

Detroit Lions QB David Blough on Saturday, Sept. 5, was released.

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Blough actually started five games for the Lions last year as a rookie. The team might want to keep him on their practice squad to develop.

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8. KC - RB DeAndre Washington let go

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Kansas City Chiefs RB DeAndre Washington was released Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Washington did not stand out during training camp with the Chiefs. The team has Clyde Edwards-Helaire as their starter while Darrell Williams and Darwin Thompson will back him up. Washington could get a job with another team as a change-of-pace back.

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9. SEA - WR Paul Richardson released

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson was released by the team Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Well, that didn't last long. Richardson had just signed with the Seahawks about a week ago. The veteran speedster could end up back with them at some point during the regular season.

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10. CLE - Cleveland places 24 on waivers

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com

Cleveland Browns QB Kevin Davidson, QB Garrett Gilbert, RB Dontrell Hilliard, RB Benny LeMay, FB Johnny Stanton WR Ja'Marcus Bradley, WR Damion Ratley, WR Taywan Taylor, OT Brady Aiello, C Jon Toth, OG Michael Dunn, OG Willie Wright, DE Robert McCray, DE Chad Thomas, DT Daniel Ekuale, LB Solomon Ajayi, LB Willie Harvey Jr., LB Montrel Meander, CB A.J. Green, CB Robert Jackson, CB Donovan Olumba, S Elijah Benton and S Javonte Moffatt were placed on waivers Saturday, Sept. 5. OT Alex Taylor (undisclosed) was placed on the Waived/Injured list.

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We'll see if the Browns keep a couple of those running backs, Hilliard and LeMay specifically, on their practice squad. Davidson, the undrafted rookie quarterback from Princeton, is a developmental player who should find time to work on his game with the team's practice squad as well.

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11. MIA - Miami trades for Lynn Bowden Jr.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

RB Lynn Bowden Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 5, and a sixth-round draft pick were acquired by the Miami Dolphins in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders. In exchange, the Dolphins are sending a fourth-round draft pick to the Raiders.

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Bowden was a college quarterback and wide receiver at Kentucky yet the Raiders wanted him to play running back. He didn't flash in camp and now has a new team. The Dolphins have declared him a wide receiver and OC Chan Gailey should be able to find a way to get some versatility out of him....remember it was Gailey who introduced 'Slash' (Steelers QB Kordell Stewart) to the league back in the day. Bowden could be a gadget player for him in 2020.

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12. JAX - QB Mike Glennon, Joshua Dobbs cut

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jaacksonville Jaguars QBs Mike Glennon and Joshua Dobbs on Saturday, Sept. 5, were released, according to a source. One of the two could be re-signed after the 53-man roster shakes out, in the opinion of NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.

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Rookie sixth-round pick Jake Luton is the only quarterback on the roster now behind starter Gardner Minshew. We could see Glennon signed back with the team to give them veteran depth.

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13. TB - WR Mike Evans restructures contract

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has restructured his contract to create $9.625 million in salary cap space, according to a report Saturday, Sept. 5, by PewterReport.com.

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Evans was due to earn a base salary of $16.75 million in 2020 but reduced that to $4 million, with the remaining $12.75 million converted to guaranteed per-game roster bonuses. He'll be one of the top targets for Tom Brady this year and should continue his six-year streak of 1,000 yard receiving seasons in 2020.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. Go crush those drafts.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J