NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, more
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
The NFL supplemental draft is today and the franchise tag deadline is rapidly approaching. If franchise-tagged players do not reach a long-term extension by 4 p.m. on July 15, they will either need to play under the tag or not play at all.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• The Denver Broncos and outside linebacker Von Miller are closer to agreeing on a contract extension, reports NFL.com’s Rand Getlin. Getlin has also reported that Miller’s threats to sit out this season are “very real.”
• Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Miller and the Broncos are not leaking information about the contract talks, which, as Florio reports, means the two sides have either agreed to keep things private, or that the talks have stopped.
• Barring a big shift in the contract discussions, Getlin reports the Kansas City Chiefs and safety Eric Berry will not reach a long-term deal.
• The Los Angeles Rams and cornerback Trumaine Johnson are not expected to reach a long-term deal before the franchise tag deadline, Pro Football Talk reports.
• There is optimism that the Baltimore Ravens and kicker Justin Tucker will work out a deal before the franchise tag deadline, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. Tucker is expected to get a deal that surpasses $4 million a year.
• Alabama head coach Nick Saban will meet with the NFL to discuss his idea of combine for underclassmen, according NFL.com. Saban said the NFL is “very much interested” in his idea.
• Buffalo Bills running back Jonathan Williams was arrested for DWI Thursday morning, reports KATV in Little Rock, Ark. Williams was a fifth-round pick out of Arkansas in this year’s draft.