Labor talks continue, the NFL Scouting Combine starts on Wednesday, and some interesting player movement is taking place and we are covering it all in the latest edition of the Fantasy Guru Daily.
McGahee has become expendable now that Ray Rice has emerged as one of the best backs in football.
Ravens expected to cut Willis McGahee … after the back had spent the last four seasons in Baltimore. With McGahee playing a smaller role compared to starter RB Ray Rice, it really doesn’t make much sense to keep the eight-year veteran around when he’s due to make $6 million in 2011. McGahee, 29, played in 15 games last season, rushing just 100 times for 380 yards and 5 TDs. His last 1000-yard season (1207 in 2007) came a year before the Ravens drafted Rice and McGahee hasn’t topped 170 carries since Rice joined the team. We expect McGahee to look for a team that will give him a more even split in carries since he still has something left in the tank.
St. Louis trying to re-sign Mark Clayton … and will continue to do so even a new deal can’t be worked out before the CBA expires. The Ravens [...]
There is nothing new on the labor negotiation front in the NFL, but no news is good news when both sides are sworn to secrecy until their meetings over the next week are completed. But the one thing we do know is nobody has walked away from the table yet, and that is a big positive.
Owners, players meet in mediation over the weekend… The NFL and NFLPA met with a federal mediator for upwards of 20 hours over the past three days, with at least four more days of talks scheduled. The mediator requested that both sides keep a vow of silence regarding the talks, and both sides have honored that request to this point. So the only thing we know for sure is the sides are still negotiating, and without negotiations, the chances of a deal getting struck by the March 4 deadline are slim. These talks are certainly a positive, but until either side is allowed to comment, we won’t know just how positive.
As a related aside, we implore you to follow National Football Post writer and former Packer executive Andrew Brandt on Twitter (@adbrandt) for his perspective on the negotiations. As a former front-office member, he knows [...]