QTony Jefferson DB ARI (9) 2 days ago
Jefferson (knee) is expected to reach the open market once free agency begins on March 9, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Less than one year removed from receiving little interest as a restricted free agent, Jefferson will likely garner offers left and right once organizations can contact unrestricted free agents on March 7. Before reaching the final days of the 2016 league year, though, the Cardinals can negotiate with the safety, who exploded for a career-best 96 tackles (78 solo), despite missing the season finale due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain. The organization is handcuffed due to the presence of fellow unrestricted free agent defenders Calais Campbell and Chandler Jones, hence the reason Jefferson is expected to be available upon the opening of free agency.
Victor Cruz WR NYG (8) 2 days ago
Cruz made a free-agent visit with the Panthers on Monday, the Black and Blue Review reports.
Cruz's meeting with the Panthers comes after he was released by the Giants last week. While Cruz left Carolina without signing a contract, which he's free to do at any time this offseason, his history with Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman could bode in the team's favor. Gettleman was a member of the Giants front office when the team signed Cruz as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Although injuries have largely contributed toward Cruz's recent decline, the 30-year-old could add needed experience and a reliable slot receiver to the Panthers offense.
Darrelle Revis DB NYJ (11) 2 days ago
Revis is due in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing regarding a recent alleged incident in Pittsburgh, SI.com reports.
Among the charges, Revis is facing four felonies (two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery, and one count of conspiracy: aggravated assault) as well as one misdemeanor for making terroristic threats. Following the Sunday, Feb. 12 incident, he turned himself into authorities last Friday, after which his upcoming legal road was set in motion. The NFL doesn't weigh in on such matters until the justice system makes a determination, meaning his status with the Jets will likely be in limbo as the 2017 league starts at 4 PM ET on March 9.
QJared Odrick DL JAC (5) 2 days ago
Odrick will be released by the Jaguars on Monday, his management agency, DEC Management, reports.
Odrick signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with Jacksonville in 2015, and although he went on to lead the Jags with 5.5 sacks that year, he missed 10 games this past season due to a back injury, limiting him to merely 12 tackles and one sack. In cutting the 29-year-old, Jacksonville is set to save $8.5 million in cap room, which will result in Odrick hitting the free agent market immediately upon his release.
QTrent Richardson RB BAL (8) 2 days ago
Richardson (knee) was arrested last Thursday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in the third degree, WRBC.com reports.
Handed plenty of opportunity to stick in the NFL, Richardson hasn't taken the field in season since 2014 and during preseason play since August of 2015. His woes have now extended off the field due to an alleged incident with a female in Hoover, Ala. While the legal system works itself out, there's no indication that the NFL will come calling in the short or long term.
Jared Goff QB LA (8) 2 days ago1 Comment
Goff has been working with renowned quarterback coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux in Los Angeles this offseason, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez reports.
Goff's teaming up with House and Dedeaux comes after last year's top overall pick endured a rocky rookie campaign that included just five touchdowns versus seven interceptions in seven games played. Over that span, Goff averaged the fewest yards per attempt (5.31) in the league, but by working with House and Dedeaux, whose list of clients includes Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Eli Manning, Goff will hope their program's focus on conditioning, mechanics, nutrition and the mental side of playing quarterback can translate into an improved second season.
Tony Romo QB DAL (7) 2 days ago
Romo will likely discuss his future with owner/GM Jerry Jones before the NFL Scouting Combine, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Before the NFL officially kicks off its annual period of scrutiny regarding prospects on Feb. 28, the Cowboys brass led by Jones are expected to meet with Romo and discuss the best course of action with their long-time quarterback. With Romo out of the lineup last season, Dak Prescott helmed the offense impeccably, proving that the Cowboys are in good hands under center. There appears to be a willingness from Romo's camp to rework his contract and facilitate a trade to an interested organization, netting the Cowboys assets in the process. No matter how the offseason proceeds, he's on the road to residing in new climes for the first time in his lengthy career.
Kelvin Beachum JAC (5) 2 days ago
Beachum dealt with consistent knee pain in the second half of the 2016 season, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union reports.
Beachum played with Jacksonville on a one-year deal in 2016 after he ended the 2015 season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL. While he started in 15 games this past season, he was forced to sit out several practices in the later half of the season has he fought through pain in his knee. It's unclear if there are any lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee but it doesn't appear to have limited him greatly in game action and isn't expected to do so in 2017.
Branden Albert MIA (8) 2 days ago
Albert will visit the Jaguars on Monday ahead of a potential trade for tight end Julius Thomas, NFL.com reports.
Albert's meeting with the Jaguars comes after the Dolphins made their intention to either trade or cut him this offseason known. With the Jaguars similarly known to be moving on from left tackle Kelvin Beachum, Albert represents a potential upgrade at that position, and exchanging him for the underwhelming Thomas would fill Miami's need at tight end. Whether that deal comes to fruition remains to be seen, but Albert's visit Monday could prove instrumental in determining the fate of both players this offseason.
QJulius Thomas TE JAC (5) 2 days ago1 Comment
Thomas could join the Dolphins in a trade for offensive tackle Branden Albert, who is visiting the Jaguars on Monday, NFL.com reports.
Thomas has fallen flat of expectations since signing a five-year, $46 million contract with the Jaguars in 2015, but with the Dolphins committed to moving on from Albert and his hefty salary, and the Jaguars in need of a new left tackle, a potential swap seems to make sense for both parties. Considering both Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims are hitting the free-agent market, acquiring Thomas would fill Miami's need at tight end, and would also reunite him with coach Adam Gase, who Thomas thrived under while Gase served as his offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2014. While that change of scenery could help Thomas' fantasy stock, his proposed move to the Dolphins could be contingent on how Albert's visit with the Jaguars goes Monday, making the situation worthwhile to monitor.