NFL rumors: Latest news, buzz around free agency, trades, training camp
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.
The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to long-term contracts has passed and the league turns its attention to training camp. Team camps open up later this month and the remaining free agents will look to find new homes. 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.
• Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been suspended for three games following an off-season arrest and will appeal, reports ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
• Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will not be ready for the start of training camp, and his status for the season-opener is still uncertain, reports ESPN's Ed Werder. Thomas is recovering from a torn labrum sustained during the NFC Championship Game.
• The Steelers announced that they have signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a two-year contract extension.
• Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters he expects receiver Kelvin Benjamin to be ready for training camp. Benjamin injured his left hamstring during OTAs and hurt his right hamstring in minicamp practice.
• New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. says his hamstring feels “a lot better.” The injury kept him from participating in organized team activities earlier this summer.
• Justin Cox, an undrafted rookie safety with the Chiefs, was arrested Monday on domestic violence charges, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Cox was suspended by Mississippi State in November after another domestic violence arrest.
• The Vikings announced a restructuring of the final three years of Adrian Peterson’s contract. The new deal is expected to give Peterson more guaranteed money up front at the expense of future money, Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports.
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe is hoping to bring the Redskins to his state when the team moves to a new stadium, but he said on Tuesday that it's too early to say the team won't move back to the District of Columbia. Washington has played in Landover, Md., since the team moved from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to FedEx Field in 1997.