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Visit this page regularly to keep up with the latest Fantasy-specific news and notes from around the NFL as written by TFL Report and FSP senior editor Bob Harris!

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Saints Will Roll With Vitt As Interim HC; Kromer As Interim Interim HC
Following up on the ongoing story. ... The Saints have announced that assistant head coach and linebackers coach Joe Vitt will assume the day-to-day activities of head coach Sean Payton in his absence effective Monday.

Vitt, entering his seventh season with the Saints, served as acting head coach during Payton’s medical leave in 2011 due to a knee injury and subsequent surgery/ ...

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NFL Upholds Saints Penalties; Payton's Suspension Begins April 16
Following up on the ongoing story. ... As first reported by NFL.com, the New Orleans Saints, along with general manager Mickey Loomis, head coach Sean Payton and assistant head coach Joe Vitt, were notified Monday that after careful consideration of their appeals, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the discipline that was imposed for co ...
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Jacobs Joins The 49ers; Compliment Or Insurance Policy?
The 49ers have agreed to a deal with former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who first reported the deal via Twitter, it's a one-year deal.

According to New York Daily News staffer Ralph Vacchiano, Jacobs got less than $2 million in base salary.

According to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco, Jacobs could serve as a compliment to Frank Gore. Bu ...

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2012 Rules Changes; Regular-Season OT To Match Playoffs, Turnovers
Automatically Reviewed NFL owners have voted at the NFL Annual Meeting to change the regular-season overtime rules to match the playoff format and have turnovers automatically reviewed.

So, as Profootballtalk.com's Michael David Smith notes, starting in 2012, regular-season overtime will be the same as postseason overtime and a field goal on the first possession does not end the game.

Smith went on to explain that after seeing it work in overtime of the playo ...

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Green-Ellis A Bengal; Bush To Bears... And Forte None Too Pleased
With the free-agent market at running back moving at a snail’s pace over the last week, two of the prospects of interest to Fantasy owners went through the paces as both Michael Bush and BenJarvus Green-Ellis visited Chicago and Cincinnati.

From a Fantasy perspective, it seemed like Bush was an ideal fit for the primary role in Cincinnati, where Cedric Benson's tenure has run its course while Green-Ellis looked like a great backup and goal ...

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Goodell Hammers Saints; Payton Suspended A Full Year
As National Football Post staffer Brad Biggs suggested this morning, the NFL took the bounty program run for three seasons in New Orleans seriously.

And the Saints franchise will pay dearly.

Gregg Williams, the defensive coordinator who masterminded the operation, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL. He can apply for reinstatement after one year. That means the St. Louis Rams will need a new coordinator this season.

But the Saints ...

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Tebow's On Again Off Again Trade To Jets On... Again
It was rather complicated, but Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets.

The team announced on Wednesday morning that it had acquired the quarterback from the Broncos. According to the Associated Press, Denver general manager Brian Xanders says the Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder-all in 2012.

Then the deal hit a snag.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported that la ...

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Manning Officially Joins Broncos: What Next For Tebow?
Peyton Manning and the Broncos have agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth a reported $96 million on Tuesday, the day after the long-time Indianapolis Colt made the decision to continue his NFL career in Denver.

According to ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt, Manning will be paid $18 million in 2012. He will be paid $40 million over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He ...

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Tolbert Joins The Panthers; Will Stewart, Williams Both Stay Too?
As Charlotte Observer staffer Joe Person put it: "The Carolina Panthers' 'Double Trouble' backfield combination has become the 'Triple Threat.'

"But for how long?"

Free agent running back Mike Tolbert signed a 4-year contract with the Panthers this morning, joining a backfield that already includes DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.

Joel Turner, Tolbert's agent, told Person the deal ...

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Manning Picks Denver Pending Contract; Broncos To Trade Tebow
As ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter first reported, Peyton Manning will become the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, barring a snag during intensified contract negotiations that have commenced under the instruction of the four-time MVP to his agent Tom Condon.

Manning called Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway on Monday to inform him of his decision. He also instr ...

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