NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, more
By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
NFL teams have turned their attention to preparations for the season with minicamps underway, but there are still several big-name free agents available that are creating some buzz.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• The NFL is looking into the nightclub incident that resulted in Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib being shot this weekend, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports that Talib accidentally shot himself.
• Free-agent cornerback Brandon Boykin may have a career-threatening hip injury, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette.
• New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler called his absence from OTAs a “big misunderstanding” due to a family issue, reports ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
• Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t participate in Tuesday’s mandatory minicamp due to an undisclosed physical ailment, reports ESPN’s Reiss.
• San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert is the “heavy favorite” to land the starting job over Colin Kaepernick, reports NFL Network’s Michael Silver.
• Safety Roman Harper has signed with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced.
• Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was waived seven months after he was shot in the head, reports ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.