Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Jake Locker, Mike Williams, New York Giants, New York Jets, Robert Woods, Stevie Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
Johnson drawing more interest: Now that Chris Johnson has been released by the Titans, more teams are lining up to court the speedy running back. The New York Jets were the first team with a reported interest in Johnson, but now it appears they have competition from their crosstown rivals, the Giants as well as the Cowboys. The two new entries into the CJ race wouldn’t appear to have as much to offer in the way of opportunity. The Giants seem committed to new acquisition Rashad Jennings while the Cowboys seem set to hitch their wagon to DeMarco Murray. While Chris Ivory is the top back in Gang Green’s offense, Johnson is more likely to earn extra touches with the Jets.
Mike Williams traded to Buffalo: The Buffalo Bills have upgraded their wide receiver corps by completing a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Mike Williams. Williams had a disappointing 2013, being limited to just six games because of injury and eventually running afoul of team management. But at his best, the fifth-year wideout came up just short of 1,000 yards. He now joins a squad that features Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods, forming an intriguing trio. As for the Bucs, they’re now down to Vincent Jackson and not much else. This would seem to signal that the team will pursue a receiver in the draft, but at the moment, the general fantasy value of Tampa’s offense takes a big hit.
Locker the QB in Tennessee, for now: While the Titans are reshaping their running back stable, they are apparently settled on their quarterback for the time being. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt has reiterated his support for Jake Locker, but the team could still take a look at another option in the draft. Locker’s inability to stay healthy has justifiably scared fantasy enthusiasts away from him. That spotty injury history combined with a receiving group that is short on reliable playmakers will be a strike against any Titans quarterback heading into 2014.
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