Latest news from the NFL off-season on Josh Gordon’s reinstatement, Corey Wootton’s retirement and whether Robert Griffin III will start for the Browns.
By Josh Gray, Chat Sports
Training camps around the NFL are opening up this week, signaling the start of the 2016 season. In addition to the excitement surrounding camps, there is still much to mention in regards to league news. Among the biggest are retirements, suspensions and Josh Gordon’s reinstatement.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated on a conditional basis, but will be suspended for the first four games of the season, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Gordon did not play last season.
• Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III will take four out of every five reps with the first-string offense, according to Browns reporter Tony Grossi. Griffin has not been named the starter yet, but it appears that it is his job to lose.
• Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Wootton announced his retirement on Twitter. Wootton was a fourth-round pick by the Bears in 2010.
• The San Diego Chargers are unsure if No. 3 draft pick Joey Bosa will show up to the start of training camp on Saturday, according to Chargers GM Tom Telesco. Bosa and the Chargers are still trying to iron out the terms on his rookie contract.
• The Cowboys have signed offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield, according to his agent Andy Simms.
• Taylor Mays is facing another drug suspension, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Mays was recently cut by the Cincinnati Bengals and has already received a four-game suspension to begin the season.
• The Atlanta Falcons announced they have released wide receiver and kick returner Devin Hester. Hester was with the Falcons for two seasons.
• New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie could be on the verge of retirement, reports Rapoport.
• Former 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has applied for reinstatement to the NFL. Davis retired last season after starting just seven games and sustaining multiple injuries in 2014.