Josh Samuda MIN 2 Days
Vikings G/C Josh Samuda will be sidelined 9-10 months after fracturing his ankle and fibula, and damaging a deltoid ligament during Minnesota's offseason conditioning program.
He's a lock to spend 2014 on an injured list of some sort, or simply be released with an injury settlement. Samuda is a 2013 UDFA out of Massachusetts.
Rueben Randle WR NYG 2 Days2 Comments
Ex-Giants OC Kevin Gilbride may have hinted on PFT Live Monday that he left the team not sold on Rueben Randle.
It's worth noting GM Jerry Reese stated at the Combine that the "jury is still out" on Randle, and that he's not sure whether Randle is a No. 1, 2, or 3-caliber receiver. Gilbride told PFT that the Giants need to "get somebody that's going to be productive for them as an outside receiver. Victor Cruz is terrific, but they need somebody that when they go match up, bump and run (and) go win." We'll find out more about the Giants' faith (or lack thereof) in Randle via the draft.
LaMichael James RB SF 2 Days
The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers "have been shopping" third-year RB LaMichael James.
Taylor Mays DB CIN 2 Days
Bengals S/LB Taylor Mays is recovering from right shoulder surgery.
Doctors told Mays he couldn't do bicep curls after surgery. "As a guy with meathead tendencies, not being able to do curls - that was rough," he quipped. Mays' shoulder popped out of the socket on an October 27 tackle attempt of Bilal Powell, tearing the labrum in two places. Mays now considers himself "90 percent." The Bengals re-signed him to a one-year, $755,000 deal in March.
Sidney Rice WR SEA 2 Days
Seahawks re-signed WR Sidney Rice to a one-year contract.
Dwayne Bowe WR KC 2 Days
Dwayne Bowe pleaded guilty to defective equipment and littering charges and paid a $610 fine to resolve the marijuana possession matter against him.
Bowe was popped for marijuana possession back in November. Since it was his first arrest for possession, he was allowed to pay a fine. Bowe should avoid a suspension but could wind up being placed in the substance-abuse program.
Mike Brown WR JAC 2 Days
Jaguars re-signed exclusive rights free agent WR Mike Brown to a one-year, $495,000 contract.
Brown caught 32 balls for 446 yards and two touchdowns across 11 games and six starts last season. Ideally, he's nothing more than a No. 4 receiver. The Jaguars are a dark horse to snag Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans in the first round of next month's draft. Brown will have to compete for a roster spot this summer.
Sidney Rice WR SEA 2 Days
Free agent Sidney Rice is visiting the Jets.
After locking up Chris Johnson earlier Wednesday, the Jets are now turning their attention to Rice. Rice was just cleared for football activities earlier this week, five months after tearing his ACL. He and GM John Idzik know each other from their days together in Seattle. Rice would be a passable No. 2 receiver opposite Eric Decker with Jeremy Kerley manning the slot. Rice should be cheap.
David Quessenberry HOU 2 Days
ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli reports the previous coaching staff was "excited" about second-year G/T David Quessenberry last summer.
Quessenberry, the 176th overall pick in last year's draft, landed on injured reserve with a broken foot in Week 2. The Texans have holes at both left guard and right tackle, though Quessenberry profiles more as a guard in the pros. He's an ideal fit for zone-blocking teams as a finesse blocker at 6-foot-5, 306. The Texans are likely to use less zone blocking under new coach Bill O'Brien.
Jonathan Goodwin SF 2 Days
Free agent C Jonathan Goodwin is visiting the Saints.
All signs pointed to Goodwin eventually making his way to New Orleans for a visit after the Saints lost C Brian de la Puente to the Bears. Goodwin was with the Saints from 2006-2010 before going to the 49ers. The 35-year-old doesn't have a lot left in the tank but would play with two premier guards in LG Ben Grubbs and RG Jahri Evans. The Saints could take a center early in May's draft.