NFL rumors: Latest news before regular season, injuries, free agency
The 2015 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday, when the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots will have Tom Brady, whose Deflategate suspension was lifted by a federal judge. Meanwhile, the Steelers will be without running back Le'Veon Bell, who is suspended for the first two games of the season.
Bell and Brady were just two of the NFL's big off-season storylines. Even with games finally to be played, the NFL is generating just as much news off the field. In the wake of Saturday's 53-man roster cuts, players are moving all over the league through waiver claims and trades. With teams still tinkering to field the best possible roster for Week 1, check back often as we update below with the latest scoops on transactions, injury news and rumors.
- New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will not press charges against Buffalo Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali. Enemkpali was released from the Jets after punching and breaking Smith's jaw. Enemkpali was signed to the Bills’ practice squad Monday.
- Jason Pierre-Paul, who lost a finger in a July 4 fireworks accident, reportedly returned to the New York Giants for a physical Monday.
- Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Andy Moeller has been suspended indefinitely by the team for an ”incident” occurring over the weekend.
- Former Cardinals coach Jen Welter, who became the first female coach in the NFL, will attend Floyd Mayweather's Sept. 12 fight against Andre Berto.
- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters Sunday he “wasn't surprised at all” Tom Brady's four-game suspension was overturned.
- Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore signed with the Dallas Cowboys‘ practice squad.
- Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Simms signed with the Atlanta Falcons practice squad, reports Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will place right tackle DeMar Dotson on injured reserve with the designation to return, the team announced.
- Offensive tackle Jah Reid signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, reports National Football Post's Aaron Wilson.
- The Detroit Lions placed rookie cornerback Alex Carter on injured reserve with a designation to return, the team announced.
- The Cleveland Browns will sign QB Austin Davis if he passes a physical, reports Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot.
- Rookie running back Todd Gurley will not play for the St. Louis Rams in Week 1, but has been cleared for full contact in practice, he told the team's website.
- The New York Giants released safety Stevie Brown and signed Craig Dahl in his place, reports Tom Rock of Newsday.
- Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei both missed practice Monday, reports Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review.
- Former New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray will workout for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
- The Kansas City Chiefs will start former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher at right tackle, reports Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
- The Cleveland Browns placed rookie cornerback Charles Davis on injured reserve with a designation to return, reports Pro Football Talk.
- Carolina Panthers second-round pick Devin Funchess will not start at receiver in Week 1, reports The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person.
- Houston Texans running back Arian Foster was not placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, and could return sooner than eight weeks, coach Bill O’Brien told reporters Monday.