Marcus Harris WR NYG 2 weeks ago
Harris (knee) was released by the Giants on Wednesday, NJ.com's Jordan Raanan reports.
According to NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, Harris had a knee procedure after minicamp and was recently seen on crutches. He impressed during training camp and the preseason as an undrafted free agent last year, leading the Giants to place him on injured reserve, rather than releasing him, when he came down with shoulder and hip injuries in late August. The Giants may eventually look into re-signing Harris.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 2 weeks ago
Bryant is headed to team headquarters to sign a long-term contract, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The saga appears to be nearing an end in the final hours before Wednesday's 4 PM ET deadline, but there hasn't yet been a report that Bryant actually signed a contract. It's apparently just a matter of time, and details should be available by the end of the day. Meanwhile, all seems to be quiet on the Demaryius Thomas front.
Stephen Gostkowski K NE 2 weeks ago
Gostkowski has agreed to a four-year contract that's worth approximately $17 million, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Gostkowski won't have to play out this season under the franchise tag, though it really isn't such a bad thing for kickers. He doesn't have the same leg strength as some of his top positional peers, but between his team context and superb accuracy, Gostkowski still figures to be the first or second kicker selected in most drafts.
Jeromy Miles DB NYG 2 weeks ago
Miles is signing with the Giants on Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
An undrafted free agent in 2010, Miles has just 72 tackles in 67 career games (three), as he's mostly made his living on special teams. He did take on a larger defensive role with the Ravens last season, and he was surprisingly one of the stronger performers in a weak secondary. With the Giants having the least experienced group of safeties in the league, it's not out of the question that Miles could push for a starting role, even though he drew minimal interest as a free agent.
Justin Houston LB KC 2 weeks ago
Houston signed a six-year, $101 million deal Wednesday that includes $52.5 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Houston skipped the Chiefs' early offseason workouts as he searched for a long-term deal with the club. The resulting contract is the largest for a linebacker in NFL history. If any linebacker's earned the contract, Houston is it. He followed up an 11-sack 2013 season by doubling it to 22 last season. Still early in his career, the fifth-year linebacker should provide the Chiefs with a strong pass-rushing presence for years to come.
DeVante Parker WR MIA 2 weeks ago
Parker's (foot) agent said the rookie wideout remains on track to be ready for Week 1, the Miami Herald reports.
Parker is now six weeks removed from surgery to replace a screw in his foot, and he's apparently progressing as expected. His doctors don't expect the foot to present a recurring problem, but there's still a decent chance the rookie won't be ready by Week 1. Even if he's able to suit up for the opener, Parker will miss valuable time during training camp and the preseason, which is all the more significant when considering that the Dolphins have ample competition for snaps and targets.
Danieal Manning DB HOU 2 weeks ago
Manning announced his retirement Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
A second-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Manning spent five seasons with the Bears and four with the Texans, starting 96 of the 128 games he played. He never brought much to the table from an IDP perspective, but he was a solid cover safety who also worked as a kick returner throughout much of his career. Manning could probably still be of some use to an NFL team, so it's possible he eventually changes his mind about retirement.
Daryl Washington LB ARI 2 weeks ago
Washington (suspension) applied for reinstatement May 8, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 AM reports.
The NFL is supposed to make a decision within 60 days, but things may have been complicated by Washington's 2013 domestic violence conviction, for which he has yet to be punished by the league. He seemingly has a good shot to be reinstated from his year-long suspension for a repeat violation of the substance-abuse policy, but another ban of six or more games could be right around the corner.
Jason Pierre-Paul DL NYG 2 weeks ago
Pierre-Paul (hand) has been released from the hospital, NFL.com's Kimberly JOnes reports.
Pierre-Paul spent more than a week in the hospital, ultimately having his right index finger amputated, in addition to undergoing surgery to stabilize fractures in his thumb. He isn't expected to sign his $14.81 million franchise tag until he can pass a physical, which probably won't happen anytime soon. His status for Week 1 remains in question, and it's also unclear how he'll adjust to playing without one of his fingers.
Daryl Washington LB ARI 2 weeks ago
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said there has been no change to Washington's (suspension) status, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 AM reports.
Washington was expected to apply for reinstatement in April, but there was never any report that he actually did. Although it's possible he still hasn't applied, it's more likely that the NFL is just taking its time to make a decision. Washington was suspended for all of 2014 due to repeat substance-abuse policy violations, and while he seemingly made it through the ban without any further issues, he still has a domestic violence conviction from May of 2013 hanging over his head. It's possible he'll be reinstated from the first suspension, only to be suspended again shortly thereafter. The NFL now has a six-game minimum suspension for domestic violence incidents, and Washington hasn't played in a game since Dec. 2013. As great as he was for the Cardinals through the first few years of his career, the 28-year-old faces an uphill battle to become an impact player once again.