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  • Greg Dortch WR | ARI

    Cardinals' Greg Dortch: Signs contract tender

    Dortch signed his one-year exclusive rights tender with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    Dortch is coming off a 2023 season in which he recorded 24 receptions (on 41 targets) for 280 yards and two touchdowns in 16 contests for Arizona. With Marquise Brown and Rondale Moore no longer with the team, Dortch could see added opportunities during the upcoming season, though to what degree remains to be seen since the Cardinals will likely add receiver depth in the coming month via the 2024 NFL Draft.

  • Eddie Goldman NT | ATL

    Falcons' Eddie Goldman: Back in the mix with Atlanta

    The Falcons signed Goldman on Wednesday, Terrin Waack of the team's official site reports.

    Goldman will join Atlanta's offseason roster after he recently decided to put an end to his second retirement. The 6-foot-3, 332-pound defensive tackle last saw action with the Bears in 2021, but now that he's been signed by Atlanta, the 30-year-old will look to carve out a role in the team's line rotation.

  • Tank Dell WR | HOU

    Texans' Tank Dell: Gets serious target competition

    Dell (leg) and Nico Collins are part of a potent Texans receiver group that now includes Stefon Diggs, whom Houston acquired from Buffalo on Wednesday, reports.

    Dell is now even less likely to match his massive target volume from the four-game stretch preceding his season-ending leg fracture last season -- he produced a 25-369-5 receiving line on 43 targets Weeks 9 through 12. He should still plenty of playing time, and he'll be part of an offense that could rank near the top of the league in pass rate and/or usage of three-wideout formations. While Dell and Nico Collins both had more success than Diggs working downfield last season, there's little doubt that Diggs' presence will at the very least cut into some of the quick or schemed targets that boost a player's fantasy value. The leg injury seems like less of a concern, as Dell was said to be running at full speed in mid-March and on track to participate in spring practices. The team should have fairly flat target distribution if all the main contributors stay healthy, with running back Joe Mixon likely seeing about 3-to-4 targets per game and tight end Dalton Schultz a bit more than that. The big question -- which will remain an unknown for now -- is how many wideout targets are up for grabs and how they're distributed among Dell, Diggs and Collins.

  • Nico Collins WR | HOU

    Texans' Nico Collins: Joined by Diggs in Houston

    Collins and Tank Dell will face increased target competition in 2024 after the Texans acquired Stefon Diggs from the Bills on Wednesday, reports.

    C.J. Stroud had one of the best rookie seasons ever by an NFL quarterback and now has arguably the best group of pass catchers in the league. Diggs is coming off six consecutive seasons with at least six touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards, and he's now joining an offense in which Collins put up 80-1,297-8 receiving line on 109 targets (15 games) and Dell produced a 47-709-7 line on 75 targets (11 games). The Texans also have useful pass catchers at running back and tight end with Joe Mixon and Dalton Schultz, creating a scenario that'll make it hard for some (or all) of the players to get as many passing-game looks as they might on other teams. On the other hand, Houston's offense has a chance to be one of the most efficient in the league, and adding Diggs could encourage offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik to call pass plays at a higher rate than he did last season.

  • 49ers' Patrick Taylor: Finds home in San Fran

    Taylor and the 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Taylor spent the last four seasons in Green Bay, suiting up for 34 regular-season games from 2021 through 2023. During that time, he largely contributed on special teams before taking on an increased depth role on offense in 2023, when he rushed a career-high 32 times for 141 yards in 11 appearances. Heading into his first training camp with San Francisco, Taylor will compete for a depth role behind Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell.

  • Brock Wright TE | DET

    Lions' Brock Wright: Retained by Detroit

    The Lions matched the three-year, $12 million offer sheet extended to Wright by the 49ers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Wright signed an offer sheet that reportedly included $6 million guaranteed, but since he was a restricted free agent, Detroit had the ability to retain the tight end, who plays a key role as a blocker in the run game. The 49ers will now have to look elsewhere for an additional depth behind George Kittle, while Wright gets an improved contract and the opportunity to remain in a scheme in which he's already thrived. Across 14 regular-season appearances in 2023, Wright totaled 13 receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown.

  • Khalil Shakir WR | BUF

    Bills' Khalil Shakir: Standing continues to improve

    Shakir faces a clearer path to targets in 2024 after the Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Texans on Wednesday, just a few weeks after Gabe Davis signed as a free agent with the Jaguars.

    One would think Bills general manager Brandon Beane has a second move up his sleeve following Wednesday's blockbuster deal, plus Buffalo will almost certainly select one or two wide receivers toward the top of their draft. For the time being, though, Shakir and newcomer Curtis Samuel are the team's top two receivers. Shakir, who is heading into his third NFL season, is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he produced a 39-611-2 receiving line over 17 regular-season games. His fantasy prospects continue to trend upward, especially with Josh Allen's strong arm delivering him the ball.

  • Stefon Diggs WR | HOU

    Texans' Stefon Diggs: Dealt to Houston

    The Texans acquired Diggs, a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick from the Bills on Wednesday in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Diggs spent the last four years in Buffalo, where he averaged 111.3 catches for 1,343 yards and 9.3 touchdowns without ever missing a game. His production fell off a cliff in the second half of 2023, however, and there had been rumblings for a few years now about his hot-and-cold relationship with quarterback Josh Allen and other members of the Buffalo organization. Diggs will now be paired with another franchise quarterback, Houston's C.J. Stroud, but in an offense that offers stronger target competition following breakout 2023 performances from wideouts Nico Collins and Tank Dell.

  • Commanders' Haggai Ndubuisi: Joins Washington

    The Commanders signed Ndubuisi to a contract Wednesday.

    Ndubuisi missed the 2023 season, but he should now be fully recovered from the fractured finger he had surgically repaired last September. As part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program, Ndubuisi will now get a chance to further his development and compete for an end-of-roster spot with Washington.

  • Ikenna Enechukwu: Gets cut loose

    Enechukwu (undisclosed) was released by the Falcons with a failed physical designation Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Enechukwu joined Atlanta as an undrafted free agent last April but suffered an undisclosed injury during training camp, which ultimately led to him missing the entire 2023 campaign. He'll now have to prove he's healthy before earning an opportunity with another team.

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