NFL.com Staff | Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Brandon Jacobs, Hines Ward, Isaac Redman, Kevin Colbert, Mark Sanchez, Mike Wallace, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Plaxico Burress, rashard mendenhall, Shonn Greene
Steelers facing salary cap issues: The stability we’ve come to know from the Steelers organization could be shaken this offseason according to GM Kevin Colbert. Colbert admitted that the team has serious salary cap obstacles to overcome and isn’t sure what the roster will look like next season. He did seem certain that RB Rashard Mendenhall would begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which would significantly boost the draft value of Isaac Redman. There’s also the issue of Pittsburgh’s receiving corps, notably the future of Hines Ward. The only thing that seems certain from a fantasy perspective is that Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown aren’t likely to see their values affected much. But that could always change.
Jacobs willing to take a pay cut: It might just be the euphoria of a second Super Bowl title talking, but RB Brandon Jacobs told The New York Times that he’s willing to take a second pay cut to stay with the Giants. Then again, Jacobs also said he’d consider a proverbial trip across town to join the Jets. What his eventual future is could determine the fantasy value of several players. Staying with the Giants leaves the veteran as the second part of a platoon with Ahmad Bradshaw, which hurts both players. Although the same could be said if Jacobs were to be initiated into Gang Green, where he’d likely be competing with Shonn Greene for carries. Presuming he sticks with Big Blue, mark Jacobs down once again as a No. 3 or flex-type running back.
Burress done with Jets: Speaking of the Jets, they could be in the market for another wide receiver with reports that the team and Plaxico Burress appear headed for a breakup. The tall wideout caught eight touchdown passes in 2011, but there was little else remarkable about his season. There will be questions about whether Burress’ inconsistency was due to the ups-and-downs of QB Mark Sanchez or whether the soon-to-be 35-year-old wideout just isn’t the player he used to be. His landing spot will ultimately determine his value, but right now, Burress is simply a flex WR.
– Marcas Grant