Bradshaw focused on recovery: As part of a quest to cut payroll, the New York Giants released Ahmad Bradshaw on Wednesday. However, the veteran running back says there’s a chance he could return to Big Blue once he’s recovered from his most recent foot surgery. Certainly that’s no guarantee with general manager Jerry Reese reportedly considering a backfield platoon of David Wilson and Andre Brown. Chances are, some team will take a chance on Bradshaw, especially since teams like the Packers, Lions and Cardinals could use a quality rusher. However with a growing history of foot and ankle injuries, his best days (and highest fantasy value) may have passed him by.
Jaguars to change blocking scheme: New Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch plans to change the team’s offense to a zone blocking scheme for next season. When it works, as it did for many years with the Denver Broncos, it can create a devastating rushing attack. When it doesn’t, like last season with Darren McFadden and the Oakland Raiders, it can look pretty awful. Much of the system’s success or failure will depend on how quickly the Jags’ offensive line can pick things up. Regardless, it’s going to have a major impact on the fantasy value of Maurice Jones-Drew. Then again, the biggest thing for MJD will be getting healthy after a season of nagging injuries.
Britt “on the spot” for 2013: Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster issued a challenge of sorts for Kenny Britt, saying the receiver is “on the spot to produce this year”. 2013 is the final year of Britt’s contract with the team, but his production so far has yet to match his talent. While the Rutgers product posted a career-high 45 receptions in 2012, he was limited to just 589 yards and four touchdowns. Britt has also had numerous run-ins with law enforcement, including a recent incident in which he was questioned by police after driving a stabbed friend to the hospital. Plenty of players have stepped up during contract years. If Britt is one of those guys, he’s a huge sleeper for next season. Just don’t reach for him, since he’s still a big risk-reward option.
– Marcas Grant
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