Jamaal Charles RB KC 4 Hrs1 Comment
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs and RB Jamaal Charles have agreed to a new contract.
So much for that holdout. The Chiefs reported to camp on Wednesday, and Charles is now making his way to the facilities a couple hours after his teammates. First practice is Thursday afternoon. On his previous deal, Charles was scheduled to make $3.65 million in salary and bonuses this season. There's a good chance he doubled that on his new contract. And it's well deserved after Charles put the Chiefs' offense on his back and carried them to the playoffs in 2013. Charles is entering his age-28 season. He's a locked-in top-three fantasy back.
Odell Beckham WR NYG 4 Hrs
Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted the team is concerned about first-round rookie WR Odell Beckham's "tweaked" hamstring.
"He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern," Reese said. Beckham first injured the hammy in the spring, and then re-tweaked it on his first route on the opening day of training camp Tuesday. Coach Tom Coughlin said after Wednesday's practice that he has no idea when Beckham will be back on the field. Rookie receivers tend to struggle in year one anyway, so any missed practice time for Beckham is a concern. Jerrell Jernigan ran with the starters in three-wide sets on Wednesday.
Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 5 Hrs
Bengals placed TE Jermaine Gresham (back) on the active/PUP list.
Gresham underwent hernia surgery in the spring and missed OTAs and minicamp. He's not quite ready, but should be considered day-to-day or week-to-week. Gresham is way off the fantasy radar with Tyler Eifert in the fold.
Justin Smith DL SF 5 Hrs
49ers RE Justin Smith revealed he had offseason shoulder surgery.
Smith says he suffered shoulder damage in last year's training camp, but played through it and had it repaired over winter. Entering his 14th season, Smith said he's now taking his career one year at a time. He's missed just three games.
Fernando Velasco PIT 5 Hrs
Panthers signed C Fernando Velasco.
Velasco, 29, started 11 games for the Steelers last season before going on injured reserve with an Achilles' injury. He's made 30 career starts across five seasons and will compete for a backup job behind Ryan Kalil.
Jeromey Clary SD 5 Hrs
Chargers placed RG Jeromey Clary (hip) on the active/PUP list.
Clary underwent offseason hip and shoulder surgeries and was still on crutches last month. There have been rumblings he may not be ready for the opener and could open the season on reserve/PUP, which would keep him sidelined the first six weeks. Rookie Chris Watt will handle starter's reps in Clary's place.
Jonas Mouton LB SD 5 Hrs
Chargers waived ILB Jonas Mouton.
After releasing their 2009 first-round pick OLB Larry English on Tuesday, the Bolts let go of their 2011 second-rounder in Mouton. They cut him with the failed physical designation. Mouton is coming off a torn ACL and spent two of his three seasons in San Diego on I.R. He should be nearing 100 percent. Mouton doesn't play special teams and can't stay healthy, a recipe for career failure.
Sidney Rice WR SEA 5 Hrs1 Comment
Sidney Rice has retired from the NFL after 7 seasons.
Rice is just 27 years old, and theoretically should be in the prime of his career. But Rice has missed a total of 31 games in his seven seasons. He's reportedly retiring because of a history of concussions. Rice was knocked out a number of times in his playing career and also was trying to return from a torn ACL. What once looked like a promising career after an 83-catch, 1,312-yard, 8-touchdown 2009 season with the Vikings has ended in sad fashion. Rice caught a total of 243 passes for 3,592 yards and 30 scores. He went to one Pro Bowl.
Tyrann Mathieu DB ARI 5 Hrs
Cardinals placed FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) on the active/PUP list.
Joining him there is DT Alameda Ta'amu (knee). Mathieu said earlier in the month that he's running at about 60-70 percent coming off ACL and LCL reconstruction. He's about eight months removed from the injury, and could be back for the opener. Coach Bruce Arians conservatively put Mathieu's return at October 1.
NaVorro Bowman LB SF 6 Hrs
49ers placed ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) on the active/PUP list.
As expected. Bowman is going to be sidelined throughout camp and the entire preseason. He's unlikely to return until Week 9, following San Francisco's Week 8 bye. Michael Wilhoite is the favorite to open the season in Bowman's starting spot next to Patrick Willis. Bowman shredded his ACL and MCL in the playoffs.