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The Browns and QB Jameis Winston have agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $8.7 million, according to insider Jordan Schultz. Winston had interest from "multiple teams," per Schultz, but was presumably not offered a starting job. He'll slide in behind QB Deshaun Watson in Cleveland. Watson is coming off a disappointing 2023 season that ended with a right shoulder injury that required surgery. Considering what the Browns are paying him, though, Watson will need to be even worse this year for Winston to see the field. Winston is only worth stashing in deeper superflex dynasty leagues. This signing means that QB Joe Flacco won't be back in Cleveland.

Saints backup QB Jameis Winston agreed to a restructured contract that adds two years to his deal, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. But the move was reportedly done merely to spread out his cap hits. Those two extra years void "early in the new league year," according to Fowler. That means Winston can still hit free agency this spring. The 30-year-old will be interesting to watch on the market. Winston is stashable in dynasty leagues now (where possible) in case he lands behind a shaky starter. That seems more likely than Winston getting a shot to be some team's bridge QB. Winston previously hit the market in 2020, 2021, and 2022. His most recent New Orleans contract came with a starting opportunity ($28 million over two years), but the Saints stuck with Andy Dalton in 2022 even after Winston got healthy and then imported Derek Carr for 2023.

Per Saints beat reporter Nick Underhill, QB Derek Carr (concussion, rib, right shoulder) has passed NFL concussion protocol and will be the starter in Week 14 vs. the Panthers. Fantasy managers who had planned on using backup QB Jameis Winston in lineups this weekend will need to prepare a pivot move. As for Carr, he's still dealing with a shoulder issue and should be viewed with tempered expectations. The good news is that the Panthers rank 20th in pass-defense DVOA this season and provide a good enough matchup for Carr to net decent QB2 value.

Saints QB Derek Carr (concussion, rib, right shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Panthers. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice, so it looks like there’s a real chance he’s cleared to play on Sunday. We’ll look for further updates on Carr’s status and get New Orleans’ inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday. QB Jameis Winston will start if Carr is out.

Saints QB Derek Carr (concussion, rib, right shoulder) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. HC Dennis Allen said that Carr "feels pretty good” in terms of the rib and shoulder injuries and that it's the concussion that could keep him out for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. We'll see how Carr progresses through the protocol over the next few days, but QB Jameis Winston is still the favorite to start on Sunday.

Saints HC Dennis Allen said Monday that QB Derek Carr is in concussion protocol and has a rib injury. It's Carr's second concussion in the past four weeks. We'll see about the rib injury, but Carr is unlikely to be cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. That'll put QB Jameis Winston under center, which is seemingly excellent news for WR Chris Olave.

Saints QB Derek Carr is officially doubtful to return to Sunday's game vs. the Lions with a concussion, shoulder injury, and back injury. He took a big shot in the fourth quarter, giving way to QB Jameis Winston. Stay tuned for updates on Carr's status going forward.

Saints QB Derek Carr remains in the concussion protocol. The news comes straight from HC Dennis Allen. New Orleans doesn’t play until Sunday, so there’s time for Carr to get cleared coming off the bye week. For now, though, there’s at least a chance we'll see more of Jameis Winston. He’s a low-dollar speculative add for superflex managers seeking a short-term boost.

Saints HC Dennis Allen said Monday that QB Derek Carr's shoulder "checked out fine." He's in the concussion protocol, but it sounds like he'll be available coming off the Week 11 bye. Allen also said that he's not currently considering a move to QB Jameis Winston. We'll see if that changes during a week of film watching. But, for now, we should assume that it'll be Carr under center vs. the Falcons in Week 12.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Saints QB Derek Carr sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. He calls it a similar injury to Carr's previous shoulder issue and "might actually be" and aggravation of that previous injury. It's still not expected to be serious. And the Week 11 bye seems likely to put Carr on track to miss no further time. Frankly, we can't help but wonder if it would help WR Chris Olave's fantasy outlook if Carr did miss some time. We'll check back in on the New Orleans QB situation after the bye.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweets that Saints QB Derek Carr is "hopeful" to be able to play after the Week 11 bye. He should clear the concussion protocol by then. We'll need to see about the shoulder. We should learn more about that injury on Monday. QB Jameis Winston will start if Carr misses more time and is worth adding in 2-QB and superflex leagues.

Saints QB Derek Carr exited Sunday's game vs. the Vikings after taking a big hit in the third quarter. He was replaced by QB Jameis Winston, who promptly completed three straight passes, capped by a TD to WR Chris Olave. We'll look for an update on Carr -- and see how Winston fares.

Update: Carr has been ruled out with a concussion and right shoulder injury

Saints QB Derek Carr (shoulder) is now expected to start today's game vs. the Bucs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Carr seemingly made quick progress throughout the week and had a good practice on Friday. "The coaches will need to know he can protect himself," Rapoport adds. "But there is a chance." We'll get New Orleans inactives around 11:30 am ET. Carr would obviously carry elevated risk in Week 4 fantasy lineups playing through a throwing shoulder issue.

Saints insider Nick Underhill considers QB Derek Carr (shoulder) "50/50" for Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. "He wants to play this week but it’s going to likely be a Sunday decision," Underhill tweets. We should get an update on Carr's status on Sunday morning. And we'll get New Orleans inactives around 11:30 am ET.

Saints QB Derek Carr (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. After watching the beginning of Friday's workout, insider Nick Underhill believes Carr has a legitimate chance to start on Sunday. "Looked sharp throwing passes today," Underhill tweeted. "Led the first-team offense. Had good velocity. Accurate. Threw downfield during routes on air. Sharp in red zone. Saw nothing that appeared limiting." HC Dennis Allen, meanwhile, said that the team will see how Carr's shoulder responds to the Friday work before deciding whether he'll play against Tampa Bay. We'll keep you updated on the situation and get New Orleans' inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday. QB Jameis Winston will start for the Saints if Carr can't.

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that the Saints will be "cautious" with QB Derek Carr's shoulder injury. "It would be a surprise if Carr played Sunday vs. the Bucs," Schefter adds. It's looking like QB Jameis Winston will get the start against the team that took him No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Saints HC Dennis Allen labeled QB Derek Carr "week-to-week" with the AC sprain in his throwing shoulder. "I think we dodged a bullet there in terms of anything of real significance," Allen said. "I think we’re kind of saying week to week, but again, he felt better today than he did yesterday, so we’re not making any decisions today." We're tentatively expecting QB Jameis Winston to start Sunday's game vs. the Bucs but will keep tabs on Carr's progress throughout the week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Saints QB Derek Carr is believed to have suffered an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. Carr reportedly avoided "major" injury to the joint, but Rapoport says he'd be "a little surprised" if Carr were able to play in Week 4. Assuming he doesn't, Jameis Winston would get the start against Tampa Bay. Winston threw for 101 yards on 10-of-16 passing in relief against the Packers on Sunday. He's worth a pickup in superflex leagues for Week 4.

The Saints believe QB Derek Carr avoided a season-ending injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He could still miss some time," Rapoport adds. It's relatively good news, but it sounds like we'll likely see QB Jameis Winston in the short term. We should have a better idea of Carr's timeline for return in the next 24 hours.

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