Ace Sanders, WR Free Agent
Source- Mike DiRocco, espn.go.com
The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to part ways with wide receiver Ace Sanders. Ace Sanders was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 draft primarily as a punt returner. In two seasons with the Jags, he ended up with 57 catches for 539 yards, and one touchdown. He was forced into action his rookie year due to injuries.
Analysis: This isn’t exactly a detrimental loss to the Jaguars. It certainly doesn’t affect Blake Bortles ranking. At the same time it doesn’t boost Allen Robinson or Allen Hurns because these guys are expected to be at the top of this teams depth chart. Also, with the addition of Julius Thomas, he wouldn’t have seen many looks. If he does get picked up by a team and makes the roster, take into consideration he was dropped by one of the worst teams in the NFL.
Julio Jones, WR Atlanta Falcons
Source- Marc Sessler, nfl.com
In an article by Mr. Sessler, he makes the case for why the Falcons should sign Julio Jones to a long term deal. He even got teammate Roddy White to chime in saying “If I was GM, I would get a deal done with Julio now.” The Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has stated that Jones is an important part of the team evolving into a champion-type team.
Analysis: If you’re in a re-draft league, this news shouldn’t affect your decision making yet. He’s still a top ten receiver on a team where the passing game is very good. As for you dynasty guys, this news raises some questions. Will he be in that great offense for years to come? If not, what will his value become? How will Matt Ryan fare? Re-draft league players have an easy decision with Julio Jones. Dynasty players, and especially those in salary cap league, should watch this situation closely.
Carson Palmer, QB Arizona Cardinals
Source- Blaine Blontz, Cardinals Correspondent
Cardinals signal caller Carson Palmer has been working out his surgically repaired knee and has had no issues with it so far. The expectation is that he will be ready to go when the Cardinals start their training camp on July 31st. The Cardinals were a completely different team without Palmer last year, and his return will be a good one for the Cardinals.
Analysis: As of now, Palmers ADP has him at the No. 24 QB, however I see him landing at around No. 20. This could very well be the last year we see Palmer with some viable options for a while, possibly ever. Larry Fitzgerald is nearing his end, John Brown needs a little more development and Palmer isn’t exactly a spring chicken himself. I have him ranked at No. 20 amongst quarterbacks, and he’s a deep sleeper for top 15.