5/2-5/8: Latest fantasy football news during the weeks of May 2nd through May 8th.
Eagles claimed RB Kerryon Johnson off waivers from the Lions.
It’s a surprising move as Philadelphia also added receiving-back Kenny Gainwell in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. With Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Johnson also on the roster, it’s possible Miles Sanders is merely viewed as a two-down back by the new coaching staff, with Howard coming in for goal line carries and Gainwell being dispersed on passing downs. Sanders himself should be considered a low-end RB2 until roles are defined.
SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter May 7, 2021, 4:09 PM ET
Lions waived RB Kerryon Johnson.
Johnson was the 43rd overall pick in the 2018 draft and was headed into the final year of his rookie deal. Knee injuries have been his downfall in the pros. Johnson missed 14 games across his first two seasons before being pushed down the depth chart to No. 3 duties last season. Johnson mustered a combined 283-1,225-8 rushing line in Detroit and could use the change of scenery. The Lions are moving forward with D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams as their backfield tandem. May 5, 2021, 8:16 PM ET
The 2022 NFL Draft is now scheduled for April 28-30 in Las Vegas.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 2022 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 28-30 in Las Vegas.
SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter May 3, 2021, 6:26 AM ET
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers' release of WR Jake Kumerow was the "death knell" in the team's relationship with Aaron Rodgers.
The organization's decision to cut Kumerow just 24 hours after Rodgers publically praised him was reportedly the last straw of a disagreement that begun bubbling the moment QB Jordan Love was drafted. The 37-year-old has a "5% chance" of returning as the team's starter next year, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, and appears to already have one foot out the door — whether it's for Jeopardy or another team is to be determined. It's a storyline that needs to be monitored since any franchise would become an immediate threat for Super Bowl LVI the moment it lands him.
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter May 3, 2021, 1:38 PM ET