NFL | Charlie Batch not retiring Sun May 19, 03:47 PM
Free-agent QB Charlie Batch (Steelers) said he is not ruling out playing for a team this season.
|Footballguys view: Batch may not get a spot on a roster for training camp, but will be on team's speed dial in case of emergency. He can provide a team with solid veteran depth and be a spot starter if injuries strike at the top of the depth chart.|
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NFL | David Garrard struggled with longer passes Sun May 19, 01:28 PM
Retired QB David Garrard (knee) was struggling with deeper passes during New York Jets offseason workouts this offseason because his knee prevented him to drive the ball. Garrard did well on his shorter routes during the workouts. He did miss some workouts earlier this offseason because of the injury.Link to story
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NFL | Titus Young dealing with mental issues Sat May 18, 03:55 PM
Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch said he was with free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams) on an airplane and that Young showed him a document that explained the mental disorder Young is dealing with. 'He's aware of the situation that he's dealing with and he showed me a paper and we went over it and I looked over it, and I understand it,' Tulloch said. 'A lot of people laugh about it and ke-ke-ke about it, but it's real. He has head issues, and the Titus Young when he came in as a rookie and the Titus Young now is two different people. It's kind of like when you look at him, he's looking through you. It's different. You can tell there's something going on in his mind, in his head, and I hope that he can get help.' Tulloch has contacted the NFL to see if they can help Young with his situation.
|Footballguys view: We're hoping Young gets the help he needs here. It's beyond his football career (which may be over), he needs to get his life back on track.|
NFL | Donte' Stallworth cleared Fri May 17, 11:24 AM
Free-agent WR Donte' Stallworth (undisclosed) has been cleared of his injuries from a hot air balloon accident, and there should be a market for him.Link to story
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NFL | Titus Young accused of domestic violence Fri May 17, 09:51 AM
Free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams) may not come within 100 feet of the mother of his 9-month-old child when he is released from jail. She was granted a temporary restraining order after complaining that Young threatened and harassed her.
|Footballguys view: Let's hope Young finds the help he needs and gets his life back on track.|
NFL | Warrant out for Chad Johnson Thu May 16, 05:10 PM
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) because he violated several terms of his probation, according to the Broward Sherriff's Office. He failed to meet with probation specialists and failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of the 'Batterers Intervention Program.'Link to story
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NFL | Randy Moss' future undecided Thu May 16, 04:07 PM
Free-agent WR Randy Moss (49ers) is still undecided if he will play football this season. There was reportedly interest in Moss a few months ago, although nothing has transpired since. Moss had only 434 yards last season.
|Footballguys view: Moss feels he was underused last year. The 49ers didn't feature him enough as he'd like and we're not sure there's any team out there that would be willing to take a chance on Moss.|
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NFL | Max Starks considering multiple teams Thu May 16, 02:34 PM
Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) is considering many teams, according to his agent.
|Footballguys view: Teams like the Cardinals and the Chargers have shown the most interest in Starks. The veteran has some options and may make a decision in the near future.|
NFL | Two interested in Tim Hightower Thu May 16, 09:53 AM
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants are interested in free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins).
|Footballguys view: Hightower would be a good fit for both teams, but might have more opportunity with the Giants. The Redskins added two RBs in the 2013 NFL draft (Chris Thompson, Jawan Jamison) to compete for roster spots with Roy Helu and Evan Royster behind Alfred Morris. The Giants have David Wilson and Andre Brown as their top two RBs but lack depth behind those two.|
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NFL | Mark Clayton announces retirement Wed May 15, 08:22 PM
Free-agent WR Mark Clayton (Rams) announced Wednesday, May 15, that he is retiring from the NFL after seven seasons. He played for the Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams, posting 260 career receptions for 3,448 yards and 14 touchdowns.Link to story
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NFL | Brian Hoyer could have new team soon Tue May 14, 04:49 PM
Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Cardinals) could sign with a new team by the end of the week.
|Footballguys view: Hoyer could have some interest now that he's been released. The Cardinals were trying to trade him earlier this offseason but found no takers. Whatever team adds Hoyer is only considering him as a backup or camp arm.|
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NFL | Titus Young arrested again Sun May 12, 01:57 PM
Free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams) was arrested Friday, May 10, after allegedly breaking into a house and fighting with officers after a brief pursuit. Young has been charged with burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. It is the third time Young has been arrested in the past week.
|Footballguys view: This is beyond the point of pathetic. Hopefully Young gets the help he needs in order to get back on the right track. His days in the NFL are almost certainly over.|
NFL | Dwight Freeney expected to make visits soon Fri May 10, 07:35 PM
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) is expected to begin visiting teams next week. He is receiving interest in four or five teams at this point.
|Footballguys view: Freeney has reportedly dropped his asking price from the $6MM per year range. He's coming off two down seasons and is more of a part time pass rusher at this point in his career. Freeney and John Abraham (Falcons) could find new homes before the start of training camp.|
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NFL | Charles Woodson open to playing for rebuilding team Fri May 10, 02:26 PM
Free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers) was looking to sign with a contending team but is now willing to sign with a team in a rebuilding phase. 'When this process first started out, that was my thing -- I needed to go to a contender,' Woodson said. 'I know I am towards the end of my career. At this point, I want to play football. So if it is a rebuilding stage, at this point if that is the circumstances I have to play under, then that is what I am going to do.'
|Footballguys view: Woodson was originally thought to only be interested in playing for a contender. Now that the market is ice cold for his services Woodson is open to playing anywhere. He's not the same player he used to be but it is shocking he's gotten little interest on the open market.|
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NFL | Charles Woodson surprised by lack of interest Thu May 9, 07:30 PM
Free-agent DB Charles Woodson (Packers) said he is surprised that he has not received more interest in teams this offseason. 'I am surprised because I don't think there's any question in anybody's mind whether or not I can play football,' Woodson said. 'So, my issue is, you know I can play football, why am I not on a team, why haven't I had more visits? I'm kind of surprised by it.'Link to story
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NFL | Chad Jones to try another sport Thu May 9, 07:23 PM
Free-agent SS Chad Jones (Giants) has decided to turn his focus on a comeback from professional football to professional baseball.Link to story
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NFL | Gerald Sensabaugh retires Thu May 9, 03:25 PM
Free-agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh (Cowboys) announced he is retiring from professional football and will not seek a job in free agency.Link to story
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NFL | Karlos Dansby receiving interest Thu May 9, 01:10 PM
Free-agent LB Karlos Dansby (Dolphins) said he has received interest from the New York Jets, Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. Dansby can still be productive as evidenced by his career high 134 tackles last year for the Dolphins. The Cardinals, Bills, and Bengals have showed interest in the veteran as well. He's reportedly trying to get a multi-year deal.|
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NFL | Corey McIntyre arrested Thu May 9, 09:08 AM
Free-agent FB Corey McIntyre (Bills) was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. He allegedly was in his bathtub when he was arguing with a woman about information on his cell phone, according to the arrest affidavit. When the woman tried to throw his phone in the bath water, McIntyre told officers he attempted to get out of the tub and pulled the shower curtain, causing the rod to strike the woman. He chased after the woman and grabbed her shirt, ripping it as she was trying to leave, the affidavit states.Link to story
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NFL | Max Starks expects deal soon Wed May 8, 10:22 PM
Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) said he has had conversations with several teams this offseason and expects to agree to a deal before offseason workouts begin. Starks said he does not expect to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Starks could end up with the Chargers. The team lost out on Bryant McKinnie (Ravens) who decided to stay in Baltimore. They still need to address the O-Line even though they added OT D.J. Fluker in the first-round of the 2013 NFL draft. Fluker will start at right tackle this year.|
NFL | Karlos Dansby looking for multiyear deal Wed May 8, 03:20 PM
Free-agent LB Karlos Dansby is looking for more than a one-year deal. Dansby is visiting the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, May 8.Link to story
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NFL | LeRoy Hill won't face felony charge Wed May 8, 03:19 PM
Free-agent LB LeRoy Hill (Seahawks) won't face a felony charge for his January arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. It is still possible he face a misdemeanor charge.Link to story
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NFL | Ronde Barber to retire Wed May 8, 02:58 PM
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) has decided to retire from professional football.
|Footballguys view: Barber last missed a game for the Buccaneers in week 10 of the 1999 season. He's played under Tony Dungy, Jon Gruden, Raheem Morris, and Greg Schiano. Barber was selected to 5 Pro Bowls and named 1st-team All-Pro by the AP 3 times. He should wind up in the Hall of Fame someday.|
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NFL | Joshua Cribbs receiving interest Wed May 8, 01:05 PM
Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (knee) has completely recovered from his knee surgery and has received interest from several teams.
|Footballguys view: Cribbs will need to workout for these teams and undergo a physical before any contract offer is made. A team like the Cardinals could have lost interest in Cribbs as they added CB Tyrann Mathieu in the 2013 NFL draft. The Buccaneers and Lions are also believed to have interest in Cribbs.|
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NFL | Titus Young arrested twice in 15 hours Wed May 8, 08:32 AM
Free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams) was arrested twice in a 15-hour span Sunday, May 5, by the Moreno Valley Police Department in southern California. According to the police report, Young was stopped at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday after making an illegal left turn in front of a patrol car. Young was stopped and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Hours later, at 2:22 p.m. that day, officers responded to a tow company yard where a man was seen jumping over the fence. He was arrested for burglary after the police determined he was trying to take his own vehicle. He was booked again at the same detention center.
|Footballguys view: Young was bounced from the Lions for attitude problems earlier this year and only lasted with the Rams for 10 days before being released. He's likely played his last down in the NFL. We're hoping Young gets the help he needs to get his life back on track.|
NFL | Richard Seymour still wants to play Tue May 7, 09:29 AM
Free-agent DT Richard Seymour (Raiders) said that he definitely wants to continue playing in 2013. Seymour will likely be signed by a team just prior to training camp.Link to story
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NFL | John Abraham could make another visit Mon May 6, 10:00 PM
Free-agent DE John Abraham could make another visit if he can not reach an agreement with one of the teams he has already visited. Abraham has visited the Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
|Footballguys view: There's no rush to add Abraham at this moment. Teams are looking for bargain prices at this time of year. As we get closer to camp we could see movement in this situation.|
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NFL | Two teams could be landing spot for Joshua Cribbs Mon May 6, 08:26 PM
The Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be potential landing spots for WR Joshua Cribbs. The Arizona Cardinals were believed to have interest, but at this point it does not appear Cribbs is a priority for them.
|Footballguys view: The Cardinals added CB Tyrann Mathieu in the 2013 NFL draft and he could be a fine return man for the team. Teams are waiting to see if Cribbs is healthy as he recovers from offseason knee surgery.|
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NFL | Quentin Hines injury update Mon May 6, 07:27 PM
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Quentin Hines (labrum) suffered a torn labrum during the New England Patriots minicamp and was waived/injured Monday, May 6.Link to story
NFL | Clint Sintim retires Mon May 6, 11:13 AM
Free-agent LB Clint Sintim (Giants) has retired.
|Footballguys view: The story with Sintim will always be 'what might have been.' He hasn't played a down in the NFL since 2010 and spent last year out of football. Serious knee injuries cut his time in the NFL short.|
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NFL | John Abraham not considering retirement Sat May 4, 09:30 PM
Free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons) is not considering retirement despite tweets that indicated he was considering the option, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Abraham has drawn little interest on the open market after the Falcons released him earlier this year. He visited with the Titans last week and a team like the Broncos could still have interest. There's no rush to sign the veteran at this point and he may have to wait until right before training camp to find a new home.|
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NFL | Tim Tebow would like to go where he could learn Thu May 2, 02:30 PM
Free-agent QB Tim Tebow would like to go to a place where he could sit behind a great starting quarterback and good coach and learn.
|Footballguys view: The Patriots could be a team that welcomes Tebow to the roster. OC Josh McDaniels was responsible for drafting Tebow in the first-round of the 2010 NFL draft. Head coach Bill Belichick has always had an admiration for Tebow and would be creative enough to use him. There would be zero QB controversy if Tebow was behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.|
NFL | Could Tim Tebow succeed in Canada? Thu May 2, 10:57 AM
Former NFL QB Warren Moon said free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) would have a difficult time playing in the Canadian Football League because he does not throw the football well enough. The CFL places a heavy emphasis on the passing game. 'You have to be able to throw the ball up there, if anything. They throw the ball a lot. It's only three downs, so the passing game is much more important up there, and there's a lot more field to cover,' Moon said. 'If you can't throw the football, it doesn't matter where you play quarterback. You have to be able to throw it. That's his biggest problem, just being able to complete passes, be an accurate passer.'
|Footballguys view: Tebow would undoubtedly struggle in Canada. The field is wider and there is a heavy emphasis on passing the ball. His best bet is to switch positions if he wants to keep playing in the NFL. However, to this point he's been hesitant to do that.|
NFL | Michael Boley pleaded guilty to child abuse Thu May 2, 10:04 AM
Free-agent LB Michael Boley (Giants) pleaded guilty to felony child abuse following his arrest back in February. Boley had been under investigation in Alabama for a 2011 incident involving his son, who was five years old at the time. The details of the alleged abuse are unclear, although the allegations were of a physical nature and not sexual abuse, according to sources.Link to story
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NFL | Vince Young not interested in CFL Wed May 1, 08:01 PM
Free-agent QB Vince Young (Eagles) has no interest in joining the Canadian Football League (CFL), according to a source. The Oakland Raiders had worked him out recently, but after drafting QB Tyler Wilson, they are no longer interested in Young.Link to story
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NFL | Bryant McKinnie talking with two teams Wed May 1, 04:17 PM
Free-agent OT Bryant McKinnie (Ravens) is talking with the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers about a possible contract. The Baltimore Ravens are still options to re-sign McKinnie.
|Footballguys view: It looked like McKinnie was close with the Chargers earlier today, but no contract offer is immenent. Both teams could use him at left tackle, but San Diego has the bigger need. If need be, the Dolphins can move second-year OT Jonathan Martin over from right tackle.|
NFL | Two more not interested in Tim Tebow Wed May 1, 08:55 AM
The San Diego Chargers and Minnesota Vikings aren't interested in free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets).
|Footballguys view: Some thought the Chargers would have interest because of the former Broncos connection with their new head coach Mike McCoy. It was McCoy who completely changed the playbook in Denver after Kyle Orton was benched in 2011. The Broncos were able to win the AFC West and beat the Steelers (with a 300 yard passing game from Tebow) in the playoffs.|
NFL | Tim Tebow clears waivers Tue Apr 30, 04:50 PM
Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) cleared waivers Tuesday, April 30.
|Footballguys view: Now that Tebow has cleared waivers he's free and clear to sign with any team in the league. He should draw a little interest on the open market but could perhaps be looking at a position switch in the near future.|
NFL | Dwight Freeney lowers price Tue Apr 30, 12:03 PM
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) is seeking a contract close to the two-year, $8.5 million deal Atlanta Falcons DL Osi Umeniyora received. He originally wanted $8 million a year, and then $6 million a year. Interest has been sparse.
|Footballguys view: Freeney may have to lower his price further if he wants his market to heat up. He's coming off two down seasons and isn't the same player he used to be. The Broncos could still have interest in Freeney since they lost Elvis Dumervil (Ravens) in free agency.|
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NFL | Greg Reid to have more surgery Mon Apr 29, 07:32 PM
Undrafted free-agent CB Greg Reid (Florida State) is scheduled to undergo surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament. It will be the second time he has had surgery on that issue, and he is expected to be out until October.Link to story
NFL | Tim Tebow not expected to receive interest Mon Apr 29, 05:35 PM
NFL teams likely will not be willing to take a chance on free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) because they believe he would be too much of a distraction for the team.
|Footballguys view: It's not Tebow the man. He's generally regarded as a nice guy, and some say he has a 'sweet' demeanor. It's the circus and frenzy that seems to follow him everywhere he goes. Tebow has a hardcore fan base and some teams are turned off by their feverish attitude towards him. A team like the Patriots could absorb that circus as there would be no QB controversy behind Tom Brady.|
NFL | Two more not interested in Tim Tebow Mon Apr 29, 10:54 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers are not interested in free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets).
|Footballguys view: The Eagles added Matt Barkley in the 2013 NFL draft and don't need another QB on the roster. The 49ers were thought to have interest as they run a read option system with QB Colin Kaepernick. Apparently they have none at this time.|
NFL | Ahmad Bradshaw good to go Mon Apr 29, 08:28 AM
Free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) received full medical clearance for football activities. Bradshaw had a screw from a previous operation replaced with a new one.
|Footballguys view: The Steelers and the Broncos had shown interest in the veteran runner but that might be waning at ths point. Both teams added rookie RBs in the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft (PIT, Le'Veon Bell - DEN, Montee Ball). Bradshaw might have to wait until training camp before he gets a shot with another team.|
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NFL | Kyle Fisher has two minicamp invites Sun Apr 28, 09:42 PM
Undrafted free agent WR Kyle Fisher (Bloomsburg) has accepted minicamp invites to try out for the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Link to story
NFL | Matt Barkley still waiting Fri Apr 26, 11:53 PM
Southern California QB Matt Barkley is one of the more notable players yet to hear his name through the first two days, and three rounds, of the 2013 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: This could be the best situation for Barkley, who could use a little time as a back-up. If he lands in the right spot, the former USC signal caller could overcome the concerns some had of his play during his Senior year.|
NFL | Ryan Nassib still on the board Fri Apr 26, 11:52 PM
Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib remains on the board heading into Round 4 of the 2013 NFL Draft. There was some speculation he could be nabbed by the Buffalo Bills in the first round, or other QB-needy teams in the second or third round, but that obviously did not come into fruition.
|Footballguys view: It's an odd world when Mike Glennon and EJ Manuel are off the board before Nassib and Matt Barkley, but it's obvious there is something teams don't like here. Nassib definitely has some flaws and could benefit from a year as a back-up before stepping into the spotlight.|
NFL | Marcus Lattimore biding time Fri Apr 26, 11:52 PM
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee), who suffered a gruesome knee injury last season, is still on the board heading into the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: If healthy, Lattimore could end up being the best back in this draft. It's only a matter of time before a team rolls the dice.|
NFL | Denard Robinson playing waiting game Fri Apr 26, 11:51 PM
Michigan WR Denard Robinson, who was a college quarterback, was not selected in the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Eddie Lacy expected to go early in second round Fri Apr 26, 03:32 PM
University of Alabama RB Eddie Lacy is expected to be selected in the first six or seven picks of the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.Link to story
NFL | Three teams could be an option for Geno Smith Fri Apr 26, 01:54 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles, the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets could all be options for West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.Link to story