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 lull in organized team activities, the NFL rumor mill is still buzzing with teams reporting to training camp.
Team camps open up this week, so player movement between teams will continue. Teams expected to contend once again will see if their strengths have carried over from last season, while those looking to turn around losing efforts will get a chance to 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.
• Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will end contract talks with the team if he doesn't receive a long-term contract extension by Friday, reports ESPN.com. Wilson is entering the final season of his rookie contract.
• The Cardinals hired Dr. Jennifer Welter as a training camp/preseason inside linebackers coach. Welter is believed to be the first female position coach in NFL history.
• Quarterback Josh Freeman, who was released last week, has re-signed with the Miami Dolphins, according to the Palm Beach Post. Freeman hasn't appeared in an NFL game since the 2013 season.
• Steelers All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell was a full participant for the start of the team's training camp on Monday. Bell hyperextended his knee in the team’s season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the Steelers’ AFC wild-card loss to the Baltimore Ravens. On Tuesday, Bell had his three-game suspension to start the season reduced to two games.