NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, more
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
The quiet period of the NFL off-season continues as training camps are still roughly a month away from starting. The biggest news in the midst of the quiet off-season is the impending franchise tag deadline of July 15, which has created some excitement as several players have yet to agree to contract extensions.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Although Von Miller does not yet have a new contract with the Denver Broncos, he isn’t rushing anything. The linebacker told USA Today that now is “a time for waiting.”
• The Washington Redskins and quarterback Kirk Cousins have yet to reach a deal. Albert Breer of The MMQB reports that talks between the two sides are “going nowhere” and that Cousins will likely play out the season under the tag.
• Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase is intentionally placing a lot of pressure on Ryan Tannehill. Gase told the Miami Herald that he’s trying to test the quarterback’s breaking point.
• Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Karlos Dansby told Sirius XM that he has tried to convince fellow former Cleveland Brown Donte Whitner to join him. Dansby doesn’t know where Whitner will sign, but with the Bengals set at safety barring injury, it might not be in Cincinnati.
• Free-agent tight end Richard Gordon was arrested on battery charges after allegedly punching his girlfriend, reports NBC Miami. Gordon was taken in the sixth round by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL draft but has since bounced around the league. He signed with the Denver Broncos in February, but was released in early May.
• Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is being sued by a state senator, reports the Dallas Morning News. The lawsuit claims Bryant caused over $60,000 in damages to a rental house.
• Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was the subject of a Twitter hoax that claimed he had died in a car accident.