By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The fever pitch surrounding NFL free agency is gone, but there are still plenty of impact players available on the open market. The Dallas Cowboys landed one of them on Tuesday, signing former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris to a two-year deal.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston had ACL surgery in February and will miss six to 12 months, reports the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
• Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden may miss the start of the regular season after having ankle surgery this off-season, reports the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich.
• The San Francisco 49ers have reduced defensive tackle Ian Williams’s contract to a one-year, $6 million deal after he failed a physical, reports CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. He had originally signed a five-year, $27.5 million deal with the team.
• New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters that he asked commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate the team’s first-round draft pick that was taken away as part of their Deflategate punishment.
• Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told Pro Football Talk that the team won’t consider trading backup quarterback A.J. McCarron.
• Johnny Manziel’s new agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that there “are teams interested” in the quarterback, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence E. Hill Jr.
• The Baltimore Ravens announced they have an unofficial agreement in place with running back Trent Richardson.