NFL rumors: Latest news, buzz around free agency, trades
The NFL draft is long gone and free agency is winding down, but despite a general lull in organized team activities, the NFL rumor mill is still buzzing.
Mini-camp workouts gave teams a chance to see their draft picks and new signings compete against established veterans. The free agents who have yet to sign contracts could end up with new homes soon as the start of training camp looms. Teams expected to contend once again will see if their strengths appear to be carrying over to next season, while teams looking to turn around losing efforts will see what they have.
What’s the latest? Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops, including transactions, news and rumors.
• New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (patellar tear) says he think will be ready for the start of the team's training camp later this month.
• The NFL and English Premier League soccer team Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to a 10-year stadium partnership. The NFL will play at least two games each season at Tottenham's new stadium during the duration of the deal.
• Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson said he wanted to play for the Miami Dolphins, but the team never reached out to him after he was released by the Houston Texans.
• None of the five players (Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, Giants defensive end Jason-Pierre Paul, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski) who received a franchise tag this offseason has signed his tender. Those players have until July 15 to come to an agreement with their teams on a long-term deal.
• Pierre-Paul "could" miss training camp and the start of the season because of the hand injury he suffered during a fireworks accident, ESPN.com Adam Schefter reports.
• New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly injured his hand in a fireworks accident on Saturday. Pierre-Paul has not participated in any of the team’s offseason workouts after being tagged as the team’s franchise player. The Giants have until July 15 to sign Pierre-Paul to a long-term contract.