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Texans inform LB Brian Cushing of his release 02-18-2018
Brian Cushing LB HOU
Texans informed ILB Brian Cushing of his release.

John McClain on Twitter
Cushing became an afterthought in Houston due to a PED suspension and the improved play of second-year linebackers Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole. By releasing Cushing, the Texans will save $7.64 million. Cushing isn't nearly the same player he was once following multiple PED bans, but he is likely to resurface. New Titans coach Mike Vrabel coached Cushing in Houston, and Tennessee may lose ILB Avery Williamson in free agency.
Jets view Powell as a 'complementary back' 02-18-2018
Bilal Powell RB NYJ
ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets view Bilal Powell as a "complementary back."

Rich Cimini on Twitter
Cimini went on to say he believes that Powell will continue to share the workload with either Elijah McGuire or someone else they bring in. Despite Matt Forte likely to be cut, it doesn't look like Powell's workload will increase much if at all. His receiving upside leaves him in play as a late pick in 2018 fantasy drafts.
ASJ turns down Jets' 2-year, $8 million offer 02-18-2018
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE NYJ
According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, free agent TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins recently turned down a two-year, $8 million offer from the Jets.

SNY
Per Vacchiano, the offer was "short on guarantees." Despite this, Vacchiano expects the two sides to eventually "talk again and work something out." Seferian-Jenkins set career-highs in catches (50) and receiving yards (357) this past season and is still just 25. A reunion makes sense for both sides.
McCarron in line for Glennon-type deal? 02-18-2018
AJ McCarron QB CIN
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects free agent A.J. McCarron to command "at least as much" as Mike Glennon on the open market.

ESPN.com
Glennon signed for three years and $45 million with $18.5 million guaranteed last offseason and there's a good chance McCarron will surpass those figures in 2018. While McCarron will undoubtedly be on the Jets' radar-they nearly traded for him last offseason-Cimini believes bringing back a known commodity in Josh McCown would be a better use of the team's funds. It shouldn't take more than $12 million to re-sign McCown for 2018.
Vikings still the 'favorite' for Case Keenum? 02-18-2018
Case Keenum QB MIN
According to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, free agent Case Keenum "still seems to be the favorite" to return as the Vikings' starting quarterback in 2018.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Based on his comments, OC John DeFilippo seems to prefer an "athletic quarterback with ability to extend plays." Keenum and Kirk Cousins both fit that profile, though Keenum would obviously come at a much cheaper cost. According to Walters, it would be "out of character" for the Vikings to get into a bidding war and expects Cousins to sign wherever he can get the most money. Minnesota blocked QBs coach Kevin Stefanski from joining Pat Shurmur in New York, which could be taken as a sign that the Vikings would like to keep the status quo by retaining Keenum.
Report: Vikings to 'consider' A.J McCarron 02-18-2018
AJ McCarron QB CIN
According to Charley Waters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings are expected to "consider" A.J. McCarron in free agency.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
McCarron was granted free agency last week after winning his grievance against the Bengals. He'd likely be a fallback for the Vikings, who are also pursuing Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum. McCarron, who is expected to command up to $10 million annually, is also drawing interest from the Broncos, Browns, Cardinals and Jets.
Browns expected to pursue Terrelle Pryor 02-18-2018
Terrelle Pryor WR WAS
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer confirms free agent Terrelle Pryor will be "on the Browns' radar" this offseason.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Pryor had his best season with Cleveland in 2016, leading the Browns in both catches (77) and receiving yards (1,007). He didn't fare as well in Washington but was obviously hampered by injuries including an ankle issue that eventually required surgery. Pryor would add to a Cleveland receiving corps already featuring Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman.