Tuesday July 5th, 2016

By Tom Downey, Chat Sports

NFL training camps are just a few weeks away, and though the NFL is in the midst of a quiet period, the July 15 franchise tag deadline is rapidly approaching. 

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below. 

• With former backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson unlikely to return following a domestic violence charge, the Seattle Seahawks could be in the market for another veteran quarterback. If the team goes in that direction, ESPN’s Phil Savage says Michael Vick could be a target.

• The Houston Texans spent a third-round pick on Braxton Miller and they plan to give him a “multi-dimensional role,” reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. He could line up at several positions on offense, including the Wildcat role. 

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• ​Tennessee Titans rookie offensive tackle Jack Conklin is making the switch from left tackle to right tackle in the pros. Head coach Mike Mularkey said things have “gone pretty smoothly.” 

• Miami Dolphins first-round pick Laremy Tunsil is switching to guard this season, but his transition is not going well. The Miami Herald reports Tunsil was demoted to second string during off-season workouts, with Dallas Thomas getting the snaps with the starters. 

• The New York Giants have yet to add a veteran offensive tackle, but Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports “there is a desire” to add one. If the Giants do, they would prefer to place someone at right tackle and keep Ereck Flowers at left tackle. 

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• Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has yet to live up to the expectations that came with being the No. 6 in the 2012. He told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he has lofty goals this season and that the Vikings were one of the teams to show interest in him this off-season.  

• Le’Veon Bell has revealed his contract demands in an interesting way. In a rap single he released via Twitter, Bell has demanded $15 million a year.

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