Matt McCants CHI (9) 2 days ago
McCants will sign with the Browns on Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
McCants spent a couple weeks with the Browns last season before being cut and finishing the campaign off by appearing in two games for the Bears. The fifth-year pro will now return to Cleveland in hopes of securing a depth lineman role this season.
Trevone Boykin QB SEA (5) 2 days ago
Boykin was arrested Monday morning on charges of suspicion of possession of marijuana and public intoxication, Eline de Bruijn of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Boykin, who starred at TCU in college, was back in Dallas when a car he was riding in crashed into a bar and injured five people. Although Boykin was a passenger in the vehicle, he was still arrested and taken to a local jail. Not only will Boykin's legal situation now have to play out, but he could also face league discipline for his alleged role in Monday's incident.
Kirk Cousins QB WAS (9) 2 days ago
Redskins president Bruce Allen said the team hasn't discussed trading Cousins, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."
The Redskins used the franchise tag on Cousins for a second straight offseason, which led to rumors the team could trade him if negotiations on a long-term deal weren't going well. The two sides have until July 15 to reach an agreement, and even if nothing comes to pass, it seems the Redskins would rather risk losing Cousins without compensation next offseason than deal him now and essentially give up their chances of competing in 2017. Meanwhile, the team lost aging wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, but then acted quickly to sign Terrelle Pryor to a one-year, $8 million deal. The team also added Brian Quick, who provides some insurance for 2016 first-round selection Josh Doctson. Washington's backfield looks to be the weak point of the offense, but the upcoming draft could take care of that, featuring a slew of running backs with early-round potential.
QMakinton Dorleant DB GB (4) 2 days ago
Dorleant (knee) was arrested Saturday night at a Chicago bar, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Unlike Bears CB Deiondre' Hall, who was with Dorleant at the bar, the Packers cornerback only received one misdemeanor charge for interference. It's possible the NFL could come down with a punishment.
Deiondre' Hall DB CHI (9) 2 days ago
Hall was arrested Saturday night after a disturbance at a local bar, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hall was accompanied by Packers CB Makinton Dorleant and ultimately charged with three misdemeanor counts of for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and interference. We'll wait and see if the league decides to dish out a punishment.
QLe'Veon Bell RB PIT (8) 3 days ago
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team does not have a rehab timetable for Bell (groin), the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac reports. "Our goal is to have [Bell] 100 percent for the 2017 season," Colbert said.
Bell had surgery March 13 to repair the core muscle injury that left him sidelined for most of the AFC Championship Game. He also received the Steelers' franchise tag earlier this offseason, with the two sides hoping to reach a long-term agreement while Bell recovers from his surgery. There's still plenty of time before the July 15 deadline, and Bell's rehab process isn't expected to interfere with his Week 1 availability. While the current injury shouldn't have too much impact on negotiations, the Steelers can't ignore that their star running back has missed 20 of a possible 70 games since entering the league in 2013.
QTheo Riddick RB DET (10) 3 days ago
Riddick had surgery on both wrists late last season, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Riddick missed the final four games of the season with a wrist injury, but it was never revealed if he had surgery. While it turns out he actually needed procedures on both wrists, Riddick is still expected to be a full participant when organized team activities begin later this spring. Backfield mate Ameer Abdullah (foot) has already been fully cleared to return, but even with him and Riddick both expected to be healthy, the Lions are rumored to have interest in drafting a running back.
Timmy Jernigan DL BAL (8) 3 days ago
The Ravens may consider trading Jernigan, who is preparing for the final season of his rookie contract, ESPN.com reports.
The perennially cap-strapped Ravens have invested a lot in other parts of their defense, most recently giving out huge contracts to NT Brandon Williams and S Tony Jefferson. The 48th overall selection in the 2014 draft, Jernigan may have priced himself out of the team's range with his solid play the past two years. He's recorded either four or five sacks in each of his three seasons while also providing a strong presence against the run the past two years.
Johnathan Hankins DL NYG (8) 3 days ago
Hankins could still re-sign with the Giants, NJ.com reports.
With the exception of Baltimore's Brandon Williams, the market for defensive tackles hasn't quite shaped up the way many players were hoping. Hankins ultimately may have to settle for an annual salary far lower than what he was expecting, or else accept a one-year contract similar to the one Dontari Poe signed with Atlanta. He may have thought he'd priced himself out of the Giants' range, but it now appears Hankins could stick with the team for at least one more year. He's arguably the top interior lineman left on the market.
QCam Newton QB CAR (7) 3 days ago
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he has no doubt Newton (shoulder) will be ready for the season opener, NFL.com reports.
The Panthers entered this offseason with the expectation Newton would avoid surgery on his partially torn right rotator cuff, but he's now scheduled to have an arthroscopic procedure March 30. He's tentatively scheduled to begin an individual throwing program 12 weeks after the surgery, with a return to throwing in a team setting expected at the 16-week mark. The timeline rules him out for the offseason program and leaves his training camp availability in serious question, but it should allow the 27-year-old quarterback to be ready by Week 1.