NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, draft picks
By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The NFL off-season has quieted down, as most teams have filled out their rosters ahead of the start of OTAs in April. However, there are still several notable players left on the free-agent market.
Check out all the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• The Philadelphia Eagles are exploring trade offers for running back Darren Sproles, reports the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Sproles will sit out of OTAs until his future with the team is determined.
• Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett ripped Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford for reacting to Philadelphia’s plan to draft Carson Wentz by demanding a trade during an interview on 710 ESPN in Seattle.
• The San Diego Chargers have claimed quarterback Zach Mettenberger, reports Rapoport.
• New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker said he believes Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team’s starting quarterback next season, reports NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus. Fitzpatrick is a free agent and is in a contract dispute with the team.
• Wide receiver Andre Roberts was released by the Washington Redskins, reports the Washington Post’s Mike Jones.
• The Los Angeles Rams signed defensive tackle Dominique Easley to a one-year deal, reports the NFL Network’s Rand Getlin.
• The Cincinnati Bengals announced they have signed safety Shawn Williams to a four-year extension.