Jarvis Jenkins DL CHI 5 Days
Jenkins agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
A former second-round draft pick, Jenkins recorded 75 tackles and two sacks in three seasons with the Redskins. The Bears are still hurting for defensive talent, but Jenkins is unlikely to earn a starting job.
Jadeveon Clowney LB HOU 5 Days
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that Clowney's rehab from knee surgery hit a high point last week, Drew Dougherty of houstontexans.com reports.
The December procedure came with a nine-month timetable, leaving Clowney questionable to be ready for Week 1. He's still a candidate to break out in year two, as the serious nature of his knee issue goes a long way in explaining why his rookie season was so underwhelming.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 Days
Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said Monday that his client doesn't want to play for the Vikings. "I don't think it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota. Why would it be?" Ben Dogra told ESPN
The Peterson drama takes another turn, but the overall dynamics haven't changed. Peterson is reluctant to return the Vikings after he perceived that some in the organization were not supporting him whe the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September. However, the Vikings maintain they want him to play for the team in 2015 and will not release him. Peterson could be trying to force a trade or obtain a contract extension. Peterson is under contract for $13 million in 2015 and doesn't have any guaranteed money beyond 2015. The Vikings may be playing coy in order to trade Peterson before the NFL Draft, so the drama will continue into April. Peterson remains on the restricted list from his suspension in November after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for disciplining his child with a switch. His suspension was overturned by a Federal judge in February who asked the NFL to re-work his suspension to follow previous protocol for personal conduct punishment, but the NFL hasn't issued a new ruling. Peterson is eligible for reinstatement from his suspension on April 15, but that deadline isn't an obstacle for the Vikings to make any transaction for him in the offseason.
J. J. Watt DL HOU 5 Days1 Comment
Watt has agreed to a restructured contract, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Most of Watt's 2015 base salary will convert into a signing bonus, creating cap space for the Texans this season at the expense of cap space over the following few seasons. Watt should be in for another huge season, and he's a perpetual favorite for Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Deveron Carr DB IND 5 Days
Carr signed with the Colts on Monday, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports reports.
Carr earned a spot on the roster after impressing the Colts during the inaugural Veteran's Combine. However, Carr is slated for an ancillary role during the 2015-16 season and is better left untouched as a result.
Nathan Slaughter WR ARI 6 Days2 Comments
Slaughter has signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals, ESPN.com reports.
Slaughter caught the eye of the Cardinals at the recent NFL Veterans Combine by reportedly turning in sub-4.4 times in the 40-yard dash. The 5-9, 184-pounder will now look to crack the team's roster as a depth wideout/returner, but he's a few breaks away from fantasy consideration.
Robert Mathis LB IND 6 Days
Mathis may not be ready to "re-emerge" from a torn Achilles injury until November, Colts owner Jim Irsay told the team's official web site.
Mathis missed all of last season due to a torn Achilles. Mathis had said he hoped to be ready for spring practices, but this statement sounds like he won't be ready until later this year. At age 34 and coming off a major injury, it's possible his career could be over due to the ailment.
Greg Jennings WR MIN 7 Days
Jennings (elbow) visited the Panthers on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Though Jennings -- who was released by the Vikings earlier this month -- wasn't immediately signed by the Panthers, if he ends up doing so, he'd be a solid addition to a Carolina receiving corps that could use some added depth beyond the likes of Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery.
Alan Ball DB CHI 7 Days
Ball has yet to finalize a deal with the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.
Previous reports suggested that Ball had agreed to a one-year deal with Carolina, but such a deal has yet to be closed, with the report suggesting that at least one other team could be interested in pursuing the cornerback, who recorded 22 tackles and a pick in seven starts for the Jaguars in 2014.
James Harrison LB PIT 7 Days
Harrison signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Sunday.
Harrison initially said he wanted to play one more season, but his two-year contract could be indicative that he will play more than that. Between the Bengals and Steelers last season, the 12-year vet recorded 45 tackles (29 solo) and 5.5 sacks. He'll likely slot in opposite Jarvis Jones heading into the 2015 season.