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Bills re-sign TE Scott Chandler
Scott was a pleasant surprise in the first half of the season. Between Weeks 1-8, he scored six TDs playing the vulture role for tight ends. However, he was silent and injured during the second half of the season. Some will say he has value in larger leagues. However, with the team having two healthy backs in C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, it has to figure out how to get them the ball. The Bills also hope to upgrade the WR corps, leaving Chandler's numbers in question. He ended the season with 38-389-6 on 46 targets, making him a late-round pick at best.
Falcons re-sign Jason Snelling
Snelling did not have any value last season with 76 utilizations for 330 yards from scrimmage, and he's the team's short-yardage specialist. Michael Turner will be only 30 years old but has a lot of miles on his wheels. According to PFW associate editor Dan Parr, some league observers suggest the team may choose to part ways with Turner. He's due to make $5 million this season.
That could leave Snelling as the top back on the depth chart, but I can't see the team losing Turner without having a backup other than Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers. Turner will probably return, especially if he agrees to reduce his salary, but will share some playing time. Snelling could be a valuable handcuff this season.
Lions RB Jahvid Best cleared for OTAs
Best (concussion) will be participating in OTAs but has yet to be cleared to play football. Yet, indications are he will fully participate. The team believes it will have him back, but the odds are high he will share the backfield and possibly be limited early on. He makes a risky pick, but if he falls, every player gains value in relation to what's left. Unless that happens, let someone else take the risk with Best. He played in the first six games before going down to his concussion. He totaled 124 utilizations for 677 yards from scrimmage and three TDs.