Latest news from the NFL off-season on the Seahawks’s pursuit for another veteran quarterback after Tarvaris Jackson’s domestic violence charge and the role of Braxton Miller with the Texans.
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
NFL training camps are just a few weeks away, and though the NFL is in the midst of a quiet period, the July 15 franchise tag deadline is rapidly approaching.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• With former backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson unlikely to return following a domestic violence charge, the Seattle Seahawks could be in the market for another veteran quarterback. If the team goes in that direction, ESPN’s Phil Savage says Michael Vick could be a target.
• The Houston Texans spent a third-round pick on Braxton Miller and they plan to give him a “multi-dimensional role,” reports Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. He could line up at several positions on offense, including the Wildcat role.
• Tennessee Titans rookie offensive tackle Jack Conklin is making the switch from left tackle to right tackle in the pros. Head coach Mike Mularkey said things have “gone pretty smoothly.”
• Miami Dolphins first-round pick Laremy Tunsil is switching to guard this season, but his transition is not going well. The Miami Herald reports Tunsil was demoted to second string during off-season workouts, with Dallas Thomas getting the snaps with the starters.
• The New York Giants have yet to add a veteran offensive tackle, but Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports “there is a desire” to add one. If the Giants do, they would prefer to place someone at right tackle and keep Ereck Flowers at left tackle.
• Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has yet to live up to the expectations that came with being the No. 6 in the 2012. He told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he has lofty goals this season and that the Vikings were one of the teams to show interest in him this off-season.
• Le’Veon Bell has revealed his contract demands in an interesting way. In a rap single he released via Twitter, Bell has demanded $15 million a year.