Brian Hoyer QB CLE 13 Hrs
Hoyer has not yet ruled out re-signing with the Browns this offseason, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hoyer is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10, but the Browns have reached out to express interest in a deal, according to the report. The only desire expressed by the 29-year-old Hoyer so far this offseason has been the wish to compete for a starting job, something once thought to be unavailable in Cleveland due to the presence of first-round pick Johnny Manziel. However, Manziel has seen his commitment and preparation questioned heavily after his disastrous rookie season, potentially leaving the door open for the team to bring Hoyer back. If he does make a return to his hometown of Cleveland, Hoyer will have one less dangerous weapon to throw to, as Josh Gordon will face yet another year-long banishment after another apparent failed drug test, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Josh Gordon WR CLE 13 Hrs5 Comments
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Gordon could be suspended for a year for failing a test for alcohol.
We'll await further details, but if the report of a potential suspension -- which is echoed by ESPN's Adam Schefter -- is confirmed, this latest news will further cloud the future of the Browns' talented wideout. Gordon -- who caught 24 passes for 303 yards in five games this past season -- served a 10-game suspension to start the 2014 campaign and was subsequently suspended by the Browns in Week 17 for a violation of team rules.
Jimmy Graham TE NO 1 Day
Graham said that his shoulder feels great after three weeks of rest. He'll continue to rehab the shoulder for the next four weeks before officially determining whether or not to undergo surgery, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Graham didn't miss any games, but he was criticized near the end of the season for appearing to favor his injured shoulder while attempting to catch balls. The exact injury has never been revealed but it was reported to be a sprain. It appears rehab and rest may be enough to heal the injury, but until the Saints officially come to a decision on whether or not he's going to undergo surgery, some concern will remain.
Andrew Jackson LB IND 2 Days
Jackson plead guilty to the DUI charge he was arrested for Friday, and the charge is his second DUI charge in less than a year, the Indianapolis Star reports.
The other arrest occurred June 24. Given Jackson's low level of importance on the Indianapolis roster and his two offenses in a short amount of time, Indianapolis doesn't have much reason to stand by him.
Andrew Jackson LB IND 2 Days
Jackson was arrested in Kentucky on a DUI charge early Friday morning, Fox59.com reports.
The Colts have dealt with a lot of irritating behavior from the bottom of its roster in the last few weeks, between Josh McNary's rape charge arrest and Trent Richardson's vague disciplinary issues, so Jackson is not likely to find his employer in the best of moods as they're informed of this transgression. It's unclear whether the backup inside linebacker will get another chance with the team going forward, but it appears to be his first disciplinary infraction in the NFL.
Earl Thomas DB SEA 2 Days
Thomas (shoulder) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.
The Seahawks are proceeding cautiously with Thomas after he dislocated his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, but his return to practice in some capacity suggests the Seahawks are earmarking him to play in next Sunday's Super Bowl. It wouldn't be a surprise if he's only a limited participant in the week leading up to the game as a matter of preservation.
Brandon LaFell WR NE 3 Days
LaFell (toe) is listed as questionable for next Sunday's Super Bowl against Seattle, Boston Globe writer Shalise Manza Young reports.
Despite being listed as questionable, LaFell will almost certainly play in the Super Bowl. He's been playing through his toe issue for over a month now, and he was able to make limited practice appearances all through this week.
Johnny Manziel QB CLE 3 Days7 Comments
Manziel's off-the-field problems from his rookie year "run deep," according to an ESPN.com report.
Speaking to "nearly 20" sources familiar with the Browns, ESPN.com concluded that Manziel displayed a "year-long pattern that showed a lack of commitment and preparation" and a "continued commit to nightlife" that adversely affected his preparation. Manziel's season ended about as gracelessly as possible, stumbling through late-season starts against Cincinnati and Carolina before showing up late to injury treatment Saturday, Dec. 27 after allegedly drinking heavily the night before. ESPN.com's report states that people around the team generally took Manziel for competitive and well-intentioned, but the behavior described will almost certainly preclude him from NFL success unless he changes his ways. If there's a silver lining to any of this, it might be that Manziel's rookie season struggles were related to his preparation process rather than a lack of talent, and the former is theoretically easier to fix than the latter. Still, a failed rookie season is always discouraging, and Mazniel's career trajectory is definitely worse than what it appeared to be a year ago.
Trent Richardson RB IND 3 Days
Updating a previous report, Richardson has only served one game of his two-game suspension, and he will be suspended for Week 1 of 2015 if he remains on the Indianapolis roster up to that point, ESPN NFL Nation writer Mike Wells reports.
It was previously believed that Richardson had served his suspension, but he's only halfway there. Given the potentially high likelihood of Indianapolis cutting him this offseason, Richardson might not ever see the second game of his two-game suspension.
Terrence Cody DL BAL 3 Days
Baltimore cut Cody on Friday after learning he is under investigation for animal cruelty, ESPN.com reports.
Cody is under investigation but not arrested for a cruelty case involving a dog, but nothing else is known at this point. A complete bust of a second-round pick from the 2010 draft, the Ravens only kept Cody around this long due to his draft pedigree. It wouldn't be surprising if he's done in the NFL.