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Aaron Rodgers, QB | GB

Thu, May 06, 2021

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Former Packers teammate James Jones believes Aaron Rodgers' situation with the team is "fixable."

"It's not about getting the GM fired," Rodgers' friend said. "It's all about making sure we have the key guys we need to win championships." Jones also insisted Rodgers will not hold out. That was not the signal Rodgers had been sending the past week but perhaps a softening is now in order. Rodgers rattled his saber and the Packers very much responded in mind. At least initially, it seemed like a new contract might smooth things over. It is possible it is still too late for that, but the reality is, unless Rodgers is willing to sit like Carson Palmer in 2011, but the Packers have the leverage.

Jared Goff, QB | DET

Thu, May 06, 2021

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Lions QB Jared Goff described OC Anthony Lynn's offense as "multiple with spread principles."

Detroit arguably has no choice but to lean on spread concepts after exclusively poaching downfield targets — Breshad Perriman, Tyrell Williams, Kalif Raymond — in free agency. Fourth-rounder Amon-Ra St. Brown logically has a leg up in the slot since that's where he flourished (77/1,042/6) with Southern California in 2019 before underwhelming from the boundary in his final year. It's admittedly an odd approach since Goff wasn't asked to make plays over the top at any point with the Rams. Fantasy players should remain wary of the Lions' play-calling as the team can only "bite kneecaps" in the trenches for so long before trailing each and every week.

Blaine Gabbert, QB | TB

Wed, May 05, 2021

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Bucs re-signed QB Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract.

Gabbert will be back to hold the clipboard for Tom Brady while third-round rookie Kyle Trask learns from both veterans.