Jennings could be three-down RB: The New York Giants hope they solved their running back issues when they signed free agent Rashad Jennings. At least that’s what head coach Tom Coughlin believes, especially when he referred to Jennings as an “all-purpose player.” With a depth chart full of question marks, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Big Blue’s new backfield acquisition get work as a three-down back in 2014. It would do a lot to bolster his budding status as a No. 2 fantasy running back.
Jones’ rehab ahead of schedule: After missing most of 2013 with an injured foot, Julio Jones is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation, according to coach Mike Smith. The dynamic receiver was on his way to an enormous season before the injury derailed both him and the Falcons’ season. With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, Jones figures to be an even bigger part of Atlanta’s passing game in 2014 and should be a No. 1 fantasy wideout once again.
Britt, Rams talking contract: Any hope that Kenny Britt can resurrect his career could come with the St. Louis Rams. The team is reportedly interested in the underachieving receiver, who has also visited Buffalo and Washington. After making a splash in 2010, Britt has posted a combined 974 receiving yards with nine touchdowns in his next three campaigns. In fairness, an ACL tear ended his 2011 season after just three games. But he’s done nothing in the past two years to suggest he’s on the verge of returning to his early career production. If he lands with the Rams, he’ll join a receiving corps still trying to find an identity with the likes of Tavon Austin, Austin Pettis and Chris Givens. It’s unlikely that Britt is going to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
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