Koa Misi LB MIA 2 Days
Misi is expected to move back to strongside linebacker full-time this season, according to the Miami Herald.
The Dolphins experimented with Misi at middle linebacker last season but didn't get the results they were hoping for so it's back to the strongside he goes.
Peyton Hillis RB NYG 2 Days1 Comment
Hillis was released by the Giants on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports.
Hillis appeared in nine games last season for the Giants, logging 115 yards on 26 carries (4.4 YPC) before he was placed on injured reserve with a concussion. While Hillis shouldn't have a problem finding a team to bring him in for training camp during the upcoming summer, his middling production the last few seasons could make it difficult for him to earn a roster spot.
Terrence Brooks DB BAL 2 Days
Brooks will open the 2015 season on the physically unable to perform list, The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports.
A third-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Brooks struggled in limited playing time as a rookie. He then saw his season ended early by a torn PCL and MCL, putting his status for the beginning of 2015 in question. On the bright side, there may be competition for one of the starting safety jobs in Baltimore, so Brooks could perhaps make an impact at some point in the season.
Arian Foster RB HOU 2 Days
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien believes Foster has a lot of good football left, NFL.com reports.
Foster has only played 21 games over the past two seasons, but his performance in those games leaves little doubt that he's still one of the better running backs in the league. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry for an otherwise hopeless team in 2013, and then posted a 260-1,246-8 rushing line (4.8 YPC) over 13 games in 2014. Also still a major threat as a receiver, Foster will be the Texans' bellcow in 2015, even if the team tries to work in a bit more Alfred Blue and/or Jonathan Grimes. Foster will turn 29 shortly before the season, and his ability to stay healthy remains the biggest concern.
Jarret Johnson LB SD 2 Days
Johnson has announced his retirement, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Johnson was never the pass-rushing threat that most teams look for in a 3-4 outside linebacker, but he still managed to play 184 games over 12 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers. He was a solid run defender for both teams, and he finishes his career with 506 tackles (350 sacks) and 25.5 sacks.
Julius Thomas TE DEN 2 Days3 Comments
Thomas is unlikely to re-sign with the Broncos before the free agency period begins March 10, The Denver Post reports.
According to The Denver Post, Broncos general manager John Elway is not scheduled to meet with Thomas' agent before March 10. The tight end thus seems likely to hit the open market, and while that wouldn't necessarily rule out a return to Denver, Thomas can probably find a better contract elsewhere. It's pretty clear that Demaryius Thomas is the Broncos' far greater priority, as would be expected.
Mathias Kiwanuka DL NYG 2 Days6 Comments
Kiwanuka has been released by the Giants, NFL.com's Kimberly Jones reports.
The 32nd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Kiwanuka has 38.5 sacks over nine NFL seasons, all spent with Big Blue. He only had 2.5 sacks in 12 games in 2014, and while his knee should be healthy before training camp, he may have trouble landing a starting job.
Harry Douglas WR ATL 3 Days8 Comments
Douglas is a candidate to be released this offseason, NFL.com reports.
The Falcons would save a modest $3.5 million against the 2015 cap by cutting Douglas, but the move still makes some sense for a team that needs to devote a ton of resources to the defensive side this offseason. Douglas would likely draw plenty of interest from other teams as a potential No. 2 or 3 receiver.
Nick Roach LB OAK 3 Days
Roach (concussion) continues to suffer from headaches and may ultimately miss the upcoming 2015-16 season as a result, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Roach hasn't officially discussed shutting it down for the season as he continues his offseason workouts in California, but some team sources of the San Francisco Chronicle do not expect Roach to take the field, meaning that he'll miss his second-straight season. Further news should be released in due time when Roach and Oakland's medical staff decide his future.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 3 Days8 Comments
Peterson's agent had to be separated from a member of the Vikings front office during a heated argument at last week's NFL scouting combine and made it clear his client would never play for the Vikings again, CBSSports.com reports. However, Peterson's father denies the report that he no longer wants to play for the Vikings, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Neither Peterson, his agent or the Vikings have commented on the reported incident. It's becoming a daily soap opera whether Peterson will return to the Vikings in 2015. Since the end of the regular season, Vikings management has said they want Peterson to return to the team in 2015. However, Peterson recently said he's uneasy with a return to the team since some in the organization didn't support him when he was suspended last fall and this incident would add fuel to that fire. Many thought before management's recent comments that the team would ask him to take a pay cut, trade him or release him since he's the highest paid running back in the league and turning 30 next month. Peterson was suspended for the season in November after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for disciplining his child with a switch and can't be reinstated until April 15.