Adam Jones DB CIN (9) 2 days ago
Although a felony charge against Jones for an early-January incident in Cincinnati has been dropped, he still faces three misdemeanor charges, NFL.com reports.
Among the existing charges are misdemeanors for assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing official business. Due to his history of brushes with the law, the Bengals are likely bracing for a suspension once the justice system makes a decision. While the team has yet to comment on the matter, the NFL stated that a review "continues under the personal conduct policy, which states that a player may still be subject to potential discipline even if the conduct does not result in a criminal conviction," according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mike Pennel DL NYJ (11) 2 days ago
Pennel signed a contract with the Jets on Wednesday.
Pennel was claimed by the Jets back in February but the team didn't tender him as a restricted free agent and let him hit free agency. The details of his deal are unclear but he'll be with the team for at least next season. The four-year veteran had 24 tackles, including 1.0 sack, and a forced fumble while playing in eight games for the Packers in 2016.
Kamar Aiken WR IND (10) 2 days ago
Aiken said he was told that there would be open competition for spots at wide receiver, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
T.Y Hilton and Donte Moncrief are locked in at the top, but with 2015 first-rounder Phillip Dorsett shaping up as a disappointment, the rest of the Indianapolis wideout depth chart should be up for grabs. Aiken had to settle for a one-year deal in the wake of a disappointing 2016 season, but he did catch 75 passes for 944 yards in 2015 while serving as Baltimore's No. 1 receiver for much of the year. The Andrew Luck-led Colts could give the 27-year-old a real shot to get his career back on track, as Moncrief's injury history and Dorsett's poor performance leave the team without reliable pass-catching options behind Hilton.
Jarvis Jenkins DL KC (5) 2 days ago
Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first fool season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.
Tim Hightower RB NO (5) 2 days ago
Hightower is visiting with the Redskins on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.
Hightower was with the Redskins in 2011 when he suffered a torn ACL that didn't heal properly and subsequently kept him out of the league from 2012 to 2014. After reviving his career in New Orleans the past two seasons, the 30-year-old would seem to be a good fit in Washington's inexperienced backfield, where he might even get a shot to compete for a leading role. Other teams may primarily be viewing him as a passing-down back, while the Redskins are already set in that department with Chris Thompson but don't have a sure-thing lead ballcarrier. Hightower's last known visit was with the 49ers.
QKoa Misi LB MIA (8) 2 days ago
Misi (neck) restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Misi's contract was originally set to have a cap hit of $6.5 million but the restructured deal is undoubtedly less. The veteran linebacker played in just three games last season and has yet to be cleared to return to full activity. When healthy, he'll be one of the team's top reserve linebackers behind starters Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons, and Neville Hewitt.
Bryan Stork WAS (9) 2 days ago
Stork announced Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he would step away from professional football.
Stork, 26, declined to officially label his decision as a retirement, but for at least the time being, it sounds like he has no intention of playing after having suffered from multiple concussions during his career. The former fourth-round pick played two seasons with the Patriots before being released from the team last August. He started 17 of the 21 career games in which he played.
Mark Sanchez QB CHI (9) 2 days ago
Sanchez is slated to visit the Bears on Thursday, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
With new starter Mike Glennon and Connor Shaw currently the only QBs the Bears have under contract, the team's interest in Sanchez makes some sense. The fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft is veteran backup material these days and is coming off a 2016 season in which he made two appearances for the Cowboys, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two picks in the process.
Christian Hackenberg QB NYJ (11) 2 days ago
The Jets believe Hackenberg has a higher ceiling than Bryce Petty (shoulder), the NY Daily News reports.
The recent signing of Josh McCown puts another obstacle in Hackenberg's path, following a rookie season in which the second-round draft pick didn't attempt any passes even though the Jets' quarterback corps was decimated by injuries. While Hackenberg's struggles in practice kept him behind Petty on the depth chart, the Jets apparently still believe the former has a higher long-term ceiling than the latter. Hackenberg may well be headed for another season as the No. 3 quarterback, but that doesn't mean he won't have a shot to compete with McCown and Petty for the starting job in training camp. It sounds as if Hackenberg would be a long shot in such a competition, unless he is drastically improved from what the Jets saw in practice last year.
Bradley McDougald DB SEA (5) 2 days ago
McDougald is signing with Seattle on a one-year, $2 million contract, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
McDougald fills a clear need for a Seahawks team that previously didn't have any veteran depth at safety behind the phenomenal starting duo of Kam Chancellor (ankle) and Earl Thomas (leg) -- both of whom are recovering from surgery. It's a bit surprising McDougald had to settle for such a modest contract and a backup role, coming off a 2016 season in which he recorded a career-high 91 tackles (79 solo) while starting all 16 games for Tampa Bay. He also had 87 tackles (67 solo) and played all 16 games the previous year, but his work in pass coverage has always been questionable, which explains the inability to find a better offer.