Happy Thursday, everybody. It’s getaway day here for a certain someone who is going to take a long weekend before the NFL Draft. But I won’t be mailing it in until later today, so let’s look at some fantasy news from around the league.
Great start: It didn’t take long for new 49ers WR Randy Moss to make headlines for the wrong reason. Moss won’t participate in voluntary workouts this weekend, and even though it was cleared ahead of time by coach Jim Harbaugh during contract negotiations, this is not the kind of message you want to send to your new team. I mean, you have been accused of dogging it on some plays, and you spent a full year out of football. Even if you have your coach’s blessing, voluntary minicamp seems like a good place to show everybody you are serious about this season. I didn’t think much of Moss’ fantasy value before this news, and really, I wasn’t going to draft the guy anyway. But somebody will, and I wish you good luck.
He totally didn’t mean that: Turns out Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount would be totally cool with Trent Richardson as a teammate. This is one of my favorite things in life. A guy comes out and tells everybody how he really feels. Then his handlers realize he might have offended some people, so he has to do a public reversal. Blount wants to be the featured back. What’s the big deal? I’d rather have my starting running back feel that way. But let’s hope this is all moot, and the Browns do the right thing by selecting Richardson. If that happens, Richardson is a top 12 running back, and Blount will start creeping up the boards, too.
Thanks, but no thanks: Sometimes I marvel at the audacity of some of the SEC schools. There is a report that Pete Carroll was contacted by Arkansas to see if he was interested in taking the gig vacated by Bobby Petrino. But hey, when you consider the way it snaked its last coach, maybe Arkansas can’t be faulted for being a little full of itself. Carroll isn’t going anywhere, for now. And since I need some sort of fantasy tie here, how about this, be careful with Marshawn Lynch in 2012. A running back getting a big-time contract? That never turns out bad. (I’m kidding, sometimes it really does.)
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