Casey Matthews LB MIN 2 days ago
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Casey Matthews was placed on injured reserve Sunday with a hip injury, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Matthews, who signed this offseason, injured his hip during a team workout and will not be eligible to play this season.
Gosder Cherilus IND 2 days ago
The Indianapolis Colts released offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus Sunday. Cherilus started 29 games at right tackle the past two seasons, and his absence will likely leave offensive tackle Jack Mewhort as the starter.
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT 3 days ago
Pittsburgh Steelers running Le'Veon Bell is still without a scheduled date for the appeal of his three-game suspension, according to NFL Network. Bell, who was suspended for violating the league's drug policy last August, formally filed an appeal in April.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 4 days ago
The Baltimore Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pita on the physically unable to perform list Friday because of a hip injury, according to ESPN. Pitta is not expected to be active in training camp or the preseason, and he could miss the start of the regular season as a result of the ailment.
Josh Thomas DB MIN 4 days ago
The Minnesota Vikings signed cornerback Josh Thomas to a contract Friday, according to the team's official website. Thomas had just two tackles in four games split between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks last year.
Josh Freeman QB MIA 4 days ago
The Miami Dolphins released quarterback Josh Freeman on Friday, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Freeman did not play in 2014 after seeing the field just four times in 2013 in time split with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings.
Jabari Price DB MIN 4 days ago
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabarai Price will be suspended for the first two games of the regular season because of a DWI arrest in December, according to NFL.com. A seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Price did not see much playing time last season, as he was on the field for just 47 snaps, tallying 10 tackles (nine solo). Price said in a statement that he learned from the incident, and is looking forward to getting back with the team. "I sincerely apologize to my family, my teammates, the Vikings organization and Vikings fans for the mistake I made last winter," Price said. "I can assure you that it will never happen again. I look forward to returning to helping my team on the field in Week 3." Price was not guaranteed a spot on the roster anyway, and this incident could be a deciding factor.
Junior Galette LB NO 4 days ago
The New Orleans Saints announced that they will release linebacker Junior Galette, who is recovering from a chest injury, according to NFL.com. Galette was arrested on domestic violence and simple assault charges in January, and while those charges were later dropped, the team decided to cut ties after a video surfaced that showed him striking a woman with a belt in 2013. Galette voiced his displeasure with the decision in an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "It was a terrible call to kick me when I'm down," Galette said. "Everything is [head coach Sean Payton's] call. He told me that himself. He's the one who pulls the trigger. ... The business is the business, you know? ... Like Vito Corleone said, 'Watch for the traitors.'" Galette, who signed a four-year, $41 million contract extension on Sept. 4, tallied a career-best 33 tackles in 16 games last season.
Derek Wolfe DL DEN 4 days ago
Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, according to ESPN.com. Wolfe, who recorded 38 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 16 starts last season, said the violation stemmed from a medication he took during the offseason. "During the off-season I took a medication which is on the banned substance list," Wolfe said on Friday. "The medication is not a substance which would enhance my on-field performance in any way, and I genuinely was unaware that it was prohibited, but players are responsible for what is in their bodies. I will certainly exercise far greater caution in the future and will seek advice relating to the permissibility of any and all medications. I'm very disappointed that I can't help my team for the first four weeks of the season, but I look forward to a great season with the Broncos and can't wait to get back on the field in week five." Wolfe should be expected to return to his starting role when he returns from his suspension.
Sean Smith DB KC 4 days ago
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith has been suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season after pleading guilty last month to driving under the influence, according to ESPN. Smith recorded 49 tackles and one interception in 16 starts last season and will miss games against the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.