Latest news from the NFL off-season on Kenny Phillips’s retirement as well as the future of franchise tagged players, including Von Miller and Emmanuel Sanders.
By Tom Downey, Chat Sports
NFL training camps are only a few weeks away, and with the impending July 15 franchise tag deadline, much of league news is centered on players who have been tagged.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Jason Cole of Bleacher Report has reported that the Broncos have no interest in trading outside linebacker Von Miller. No teams have contacted Denver about trading for Miller.
• ESPN’s Adam Schefter told 97.1 The Fan (WBNS) that Miller, Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker are the three players likely to reach long-term deals before the deadline.
• The Broncos and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders have engaged in contract talks, but those talks are on hold for now, reports Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver.
• New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is also under a franchise tag, and NJ.com reports the Jets and Wilkerson are not discussing a long-term deal.
• Kenny Phillips’s NFL career is over. The New York Giants’ 2008 first-round pick told 247Sports that he physically cannot play in the NFL anymore. He played for the Giants for four seasons and later for the Philadelphia Eagles for one season before ending his career with the New Orleans Saints last season.
• Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial for his upcoming assault case, TMZ reports. However, following the judge’s orders, should the the running back be released on bail, he will have to go to a mental health facility.
• Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said retiring would have been harder if the Lions were a contender, according to the Detroit News. Johnson announced his retirement in March.