OUTTaylor MaysDB CIN (9) 2 days ago15 Comments
Mays was released by the Bengals on Saturday.
Mays played in 14 games for the Bengals last season, and started five games in the process. He recorded 15 tackles and five passes defended.
Jonathan KrauseWR TB (6) 2 days ago3 Comments
Krause has been claimed by the Buccaneers off waivers, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Krause played in just two games during the 2015 season. He grabbed two balls on four targets totaling 11 yards. He will try to earn a spot on the Eagles' roster during the preseason.
PUPBreshad PerrimanWR BAL (8) 2 days ago
Perriman (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
The 2015 first-round pick missed his entire rookie season with a PCL injury, and suffered a scare earlier in the offseason when he was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in his other knee. Fortunately, Perriman was able to opt for a stem-cell injection to help the ligament heal and avoid surgery. The Ravens anticipated that he would not be ready for the start of training camp, but remain optimistic he will be ready to return to the field prior to the start of the season. With the uncertainty surrounding veteran Steve Smith Sr. returning from an Achilles injury the Ravens are already thin in the receiving department, which will leave plenty of opportunity for Perriman should his recovery remain on track.
PUPTrent RichardsonRB BAL (8) 2 days ago
Richardson (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
This is an unsurprising move as the 25-year-old Richardson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in late June, and was expected to miss several weeks as a result. The third pick in the 2012 draft is hoping to find new life in Baltimore this season, but will need to get back on the field to earn his way into the mix.
PUPSteve SmithWR BAL (8) 2 days ago
Smith (Achilles) will start training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
This is an unsurprising move as it has already been announced that the veteran Smith would not be playing in the preseason. He suffered his Achilles injury on Nov. 1, and was not able to participate in any offseason workouts. His role with the team this season remains uncertain until he is able to display he has recovered from the serious injury. However, the Ravens have relatively thin depth in their receiving department, so he will have plenty of opportunity to produce if he can get healthy.
Nick HaydenDL CLE (13) 3 days ago
Hayden has signed with the Browns.
Hayden spent the past three seasons with the Cowboys, averaging over 43 tackles during his time in Dallas. Entering his eighth season, Hayden figures to add depth and experience to the Browns' interior defensive line.
POmar BoldenDB CHI (9) 3 days ago
Bolden (knee) has been released by the Bears, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Bolden signed with the Bears back in March, but will now hit the free agent market just four months later. The veteran suffered a PCL sprain during the Broncos' playoff run last season, but will hope to return to health and catch on elsewhere as a reserve safety and special teams contributor.
OUTArthur JonesDL IND (10) 3 days ago
Jones will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle and did not participate in spring practices. He may have been sidelined to start the season even without the suspension, but this still hurts Indy's depth on the defensive line.
Richard RodgersTE GB (4) 3 days ago
Rodgers appears to be the Packers' top tight end going into training camp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Rodgers' 58 receptions last season were the second-most by a tight end in Packers history, but his at times brutal inability to gain yards after the catch caused frustration. In response, Green Bay signed Jared Cook, an excellent athlete, this offseason, but after having foot surgery in June, the veteran could be somewhat limited as the season approaches. That would allow a reportedly more slender Rodgers to continue to see the bulk of first-team reps at tight end, where his consistency and familiarity with the Packers' offense could give him a further advantage on Cook when it comes to playing time.
PDevontae BookerRB DEN (11) 3 days ago
Booker's (knee) pass-catching ability could earn him early playing time, particularly in third-down situations, ESPN.com reports.
Booker was taken during the fourth round this year, and despite coming off a February meniscus surgery, he's impressed with his hands during the Broncos' offseason program. Although C.J. Anderson projects as Denver's starting running back right now, Booker could push Ronnie Hillman for the backup job, which would feature third-down snaps and increase Booker's potential in PPR leagues.