Dontay Moch LB TEN 5 days ago
Moch was cut by the Titans on Monday, The Tennessean reports.
Moch entered the league as a third round pick of the Bengals in 2011, but has since played for the Cardinals and Titans as well. Along with a fractured foot during his rookie year, Moch has missed time due to suspension over the course of his career. At 26 years old, Moch will hope to find his way onto a training camp roster ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Chimdi Chekwa DB OAK 5 days ago
The Patriots have released Chekwa, the team's official site reports.
In the wake of parting ways with starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, it would seem as though retaining cornerback depth would be a priority for the Patriots, but the team has also waived Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard this offseason. Look for further moves by New England to address the situation in the coming months.
Brandon Spikes LB NE 5 days ago
Spikes signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Spikes spent the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots, and had his best year in 2012, tallying 92 combined tackles and five forced fumbles. After collecting 54 combined tackles in 2014 with the Bills, Spikes will return to his original home, where he should be a favorite to take over a starting inside linebacker role. At the very least, he'll provide an insurance policy in the case that Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower suffer any setbacks in the recovery from their respective knee and shoulder injuries.
Josh Morgan WR NO 6 days ago
The Saints have signed Morgan, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Morgan, who caught just 10 passes for 70 yards and a TD in 14 games for the Bears last season, slots in as a depth wideout for the Saints behind the team's top options at the position, Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks.
Matt Jones RB WAS 6 days ago
Though coach Jay Gruden maintains that Alfred Morris remains Washington's feature back, Jones is a candidate help ease Morris' workload some this coming season, the Washington Post reports.
At 6-2, 231 pounds, Jones brings good size to the table, but it's his ability as a pass-catcher that figures to be his ticket to playing time as a rookie behind/in tandem with Morris. Though Roy Helu is no longer with Washington, Silas Redd and Chris Thompson are also in the team's backfield mix, but we suspect that in the event of a Morris injury, Jones would get the first shot at handing the team's heavy lifting.
Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 6 days ago
Scandrick is in line to join his Dallas teammates for voluntary workouts on Monday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Scandrick, who is seeking a new contract, had been staying away from the Cowboys' facility since the team's workouts began on April 20. His plans to join the team's workouts hint at progress on that front, with Archer suggesting that the cornerback could have a deal worked out by the end the coming week.
Robert Mathis LB IND 6 days ago
Mathis' (Achilles) timetable remains up in the air at this point, but owner Jim Irsay indicated a worst-case scenario of a return to 100 percent by November, the Colts' official site reports.
Mathis hopes to participate in training camp in some fashion, but it will be something to watch for potential owners in IDP leagues.
Arthur Brown LB BAL 1 week ago
Brown (thigh) is on the roster bubble, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
A second-round pick in 2013, Brown has yet to start a game through two seasons, and that probably won't change in 2015, even if he does make the roster. C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith both played nearly every snap in 2014, forming arguably the league's most effective inside-linebacker duo in a 3-4 defense. A change of scenery would probably be best, but the Ravens haven't done anything to indicate that they view Brown as a starting-caliber player. At this point, he's unlikely to draw much trade interest.
Za'Darius Smith LB BAL 1 week ago
Smith, a fourth-round draft pick out of Kentucky, has been placed in Pernell McPhee's former role in the Baltimore defense, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
McPhee filled a key role in the Ravens' defense the past two seasons, working as a versatile pass-rusher all over the formation. He signed a five-year, $38.75 million contract with the Bears this offseason, after notching 7.5 sacks in 2014. Smith is a similar player with the skills to work as an edge rusher on early downs and inside rusher on passing downs, but he can't be expected to match McPhee's impact as a fourth-round rookie. While he doesn't figure to have an IDP impact as a rookie, Smith could be groomed for a starting role in the future.
Tom Brady QB NE 1 week ago20 Comments
Though the NFL Players Association had called for an independent arbitrator to hear the case, commissioner Roger Goodell is slated to preside over Brady's appeal of the four-game suspension handed to him by the league on Monday, ESPN.com reports. "Commissioner Goodell will hear the appeal of Tom Brady's suspension in accordance with the process agreed upon with the NFL Players Association in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello relayed in a statement on Thursday.
In the wake of the 243-page report submitted by league-appointed attorney Ted Wells, Brady was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the coming season for his reported role in"Deflategate." At this stage, a timetable for Brady's appeal hearing is not yet in place, but a reduction of the quarterback's punishment remains a potential outcome. In the meantime, however, second-year signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo is on track to start at QB for the Patriots when the team opens its 2015 regular-season slate.