Tarell Brown DB NE 1 week ago
Free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday, according to ESPN.com. Brown started 56 games between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders over the past four seasons.
Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 1 week ago
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is expected to be fully healthy for the start of training camp after recovering from a hamstring injury, according to NFL.com. Benjamin was limited for most of the team's offseason activities due to a couple of setbacks involving the hamstring, but should be a full go for training camp after having some time to get up to speed.
Rolando McClain LB DAL 1 week ago
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain could begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from a knee injury, according to the Dallas Morning News. McClain has not participated much during offseason workouts and the team can afford to bring him along slowly, as he will serve a four-game suspension to start the year.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 1 week ago
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will likely be limited at the start of training camp after missing all of organized team activities and minicamp while holding out for a new contract, according to the Dallas Morning News. Bryant held out for a long-term contract, but he should have plenty of time to get up to speed before the start of the regular season after he joins the team next week. "We have to get our hands around Dez, he hasn’t been in a competitive training offseason and you want to make sure you don’t throw him to the wolves," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "He works hard but there’s nothing like working with your teammates in a competitive environment. It’s an art to get through the preseason without significant injuries. Those things happen but we’re going to do everything we can to manage and be better at it."
Marcus Mariota QB TEN 1 week ago
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota agreed to terms on a four-year contract Tuesday, according to the team's official website. Mariota was selected second overall in this year's draft, but he had yet to sign his rookie deal as his representatives clashed with the team over offset language. "We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I'd like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract," Titans executive vice president and general manager Ruston Webster said. "We were confident that Marcus would be under contract before training camp, and we look forward to him starting his career on time with his teammates when we open camp next week. This is an exciting time for the Tennessee Titans organization, and we look forward to a bright future." Mariota is the favorite to start this season, though he will have to beat out Zach Mettenberger and Charlie Whitehusrt once training camp begins.
Justin Hunter WR TEN 1 week ago
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was released from a Virginia jail on $25,000 bond Tuesday, according to The Tennesseean. Hunter, who turned himself in and was charged with malicious wounding following a bar fight earlier this month, is expected to report to training camp next week.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 1 week ago
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson agreed Tuesday to a deal that will restructure the final three years of his current contract. Peterson had expressed his desire for a new deal as far back as February and was seeking additional guaranteed money with only this year's $13 million salary guaranteed on the previous contract. "I appreciate the Vikings for working together on this restructured contract, which provides additional security for me but also allows opportunities for me to further prove my value to the team and within the NFL," the 30-year-old said. The agreement brings some closure to a tumultuous offseason between Peterson and the front office, as he had indicated that he would like to be traded or released if he was not given a restructured deal. After missing 15 games last season due to an investigation into a domestic incident involving his son, Peterson will head into training camp with renewed trust between himself and the organization.
Dennis Pitta TE BAL 1 week ago
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is expected to begin the season on the Physically-Unable-To-Perform list due to a hip injury, according to the Baltimore Sun. Pitta was able to take part in individual drills this offseason but has yet to be cleared for contact with training camp just a week away, and placement on the PUP list would require him to miss at minimum the first six games of the regular season.
Justin Hunter WR TEN 2 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was arrested Monday in Virginia on felony assault charges, according to The Tennesseean. Hunter turned himself into Virginia Beach Police and is currently being held without bond at a Virginia Beach City jail. The charges against the 24-year-old allegedly stem from a large fight on July 3 after which one person was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. "We are aware of the situation and are continuing to gather more facts," the Titans said in a brief statement released after news of the incident broke. The state of the person injured in the incident is unknown at this time and will likely determine the severity of Hunter's punishment, which could range from 1-to-25 years in prison or on probation. There will likely be an update in the coming days regarding Hunter's status for training camp and the start of the regular season.
Bishop Sankey RB TEN 2 weeks ago
Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey is the favorite to begin the season as the starter in the backfield, according to The Tennesseean. Sankey, who compiled 695 yards from scrimmage as a rookie last season, faces competition from the likes of Dexter McCluster and rookie David Cobb for playing time.