NFL rumors: Latest news from the off-season on free agency, trades, more
By Matt Connolly, Chat Sports
The NFL is abuzz with big-name player signings, trade possibilities and plenty of other odds and ends with April's draft fast-approaching. Could the No. 1 pick change hands? Did the Oakland Raiders make a bad call with their latest signing? What's really going on with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick?
Check out the latest NFL rumors below.
• The Tennessee Titans could entertain offers for the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, reports the MMQB’s Peter King. The 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams are all interested in selecting first, according to King.
• The Raiders and Aldon Smith have agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $19.5 million, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. However, the embattled pass rusher may never see the field for Oakland in 2016, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Smith’s earliest opportunity for reinstatement is one year after his suspension, which began on Nov. 17, 2015.
• Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not be charged for his involvement in a Feb. 7 nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured, according to ESPN. The NFL still plans to conduct its own investigation to determine whether McCoy should be disciplined.
• Colin Kaepernick must ultimately decide whether he stays in San Francisco or takes a pay cut to play elsewhere, according to the Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman, who spoke to a 49ers team official. On Monday, it was reported that Kaepernick would not take a lower salary to be traded to the Denver Broncos.
• With a potential Kaepernick trade in limbo, Denver quarterback Mark Sanchez has invited receivers out to his annual passing camp in Orange County, reports Mike Klis of 9News. The Broncos are also set to meet with quarterback prospect Dak Prescott this week, Klis reports.
• Pro Bowl safety Reggie Nelson, considered by many to be the top free agent left on the market, will visit with the Raiders, according to Rapoport. Oakland’s secondary was among the worst in the NFL in 2015, making the longtime Cincinnati Bengals player an attractive option.
• Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith doesn’t buy Greg Hardy's claim that he never put his hands on the woman who has accused him of domestic violence. Smith took a shot at his former teammate after seeing an excerpt of Hardy’s interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.