Bashaud Breeland DB WAS 2 days ago
Washington Redskins cornerback Brashaud Breeland has been suspended one game for violating the league's policy on substance abuse, according to NFL.com. Breelund recorded 69 tackles and two interceptions in 15 starts as a rookie last season but will miss the 2015 season opener against the Miami Dolphins after being arrested for marijuana possession last summer.
Darren McFadden RB DAL 2 days ago
Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will miss about a week of training camp after injuring his hamstring. McFadden has already dealt with a previous hamstring injury this offseason and will need to put the injuries behind him in order to make headway in the competition for a starting job.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 2 days ago
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension Friday, which includes $60 million guaranteed, according to the Seattle Times. $31 million of the $60 million guaranteed will be in the form of a signing bonus. Wilson said he would play out the last year of his $1.5 million rookie contract if the two sides did not reach an agreement before Friday, the first day of training camp. The $60 million in guaranteed money is the third most in the NFL, trailing only the $64 million guarantee that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger received and the $61 million that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick got in his last contract. Wilson has led the Seahawks to two Super Bowls and a 36-12 record since he became the starter, and while his contract is significant in terms of value, it does leave some room for the team to sign linebacker Bobby Wagner to a big deal as well.
Justin Hunter WR TEN 2 days ago
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter will participate in the team's first practice of training camp on Friday despite an ongoing legal matter, according to The Tennesseean. Hunter, who was involved in a bar fight in early July, has been charged with felonious assault and is likely to face discipline from the NFL once the legal process has run its course. "Justin is here and he's ready to go," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We've communicated with the league and we feel comfortable with the process. He'll be on the field tomorrow full go. We look forward to seeing how he progresses in camp." Hunter's presence at camp will be important in allowing him to develop a rapport with new quarterback Marcus Mariota. He is expected to compete for a starting spot during training camp after catching 28 passes for 498 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Sheldon Richardson DL NYJ 2 days ago
New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was charged with numerous offenses Thursday stemming from a high-speed road race that took place on July 14, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Richardson was charged with resisting arrest in addition to other traffic violations and has a mandatory court date set for Oct. 27 in St. Charles County, Missouri. The 25-year-old was reportedly fleeing police at 143 miles per hour and was uncooperative once he was apprehended. He is currently set to serve a four-game suspension at the start of the upcoming season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and will likely face further punishment for the latest incident. Richardson took a step forward in 2014 when he recorded 66 tackles and eight sacks en route to his first Pro Bowl selection, but his third season in the league will not begin until Week 5 at the earliest.
Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG 2 days ago
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham is slated to practice Friday while recovering from a hamstring issue, according to the Bergen Record. Beckham did not participate in offseason activities as a precautionary measure.
Victor Cruz WR NYG 2 days ago
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will participate in the first practice of training camp Friday as he continues to recover from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon, according to NJ.com. Cruz is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, but he will be eased back in following the procedure.
Breshad Perriman WR BAL 2 days ago
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman suffered a minor knee injury at practice Thursday, according to CSNBaltimore.com. Head coach John Harbaugh said the injury was not serious, but it is not certain if Perriman will practice Friday.
Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR 2 days ago
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said Thursday he is healthy after being limited in offseason workouts by hamstring injuries, according to NFL.com. Benjamin missed the first two weeks of organized team activities in late May, and injured his other hamstring during minicamp in June. "I feel great," Benjamin said. "I told the trainers that I'm full to go the first day." Head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin was in great shape after concerns about Benjamin gaining weight. "I'm used to it, all through college," Benjamin said in regard to his 245-pound playing weight. "It's something that pushes you and motivates you and gets you going." Benjamin had 73 catches for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns during his rookie 2014 season. Benjamin is excited to begin training with rookie Devin Funchess. "That's two big bodies for Cam to throw to," Benjamin said. "It's going to be hard for teams to double-guard me this year."
LeGarrette Blount RB NE 3 days ago
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount was placed on the non-football injury list Thursday after failing a conditioning test, according to the Boston Globe. Blount reportedly could only complete 12 of the 20 required 50-yard sprints in less than eight seconds each.