NFL Recent Player News
|7/27/2015||Jadeveon Clowney, Hou, LB|
|The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.
Analysis: The move means the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft will not be ready for the start of training camp this weekend. But Clowney will be able to return to practice whenever he is ready. Clowney played just four games as a rookie last season before having season-ending microfracture surgery in December.
|7/26/2015||Blair Walsh, Min, K|
|The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension. Terms weren't disclosed.
Analysis: Walsh was a sixth-round draft pick in 2012 out of Georgia entering the final year of his rookie contract. Walsh set an NFL record by making 12 consecutive field goals from 50-plus yards to start his career, 10 of which came in his first season. Since then, Walsh's productivity has fallen off, with a 74.3 percent field goal rate in 2014. He made 92.1 percent in 2012 and 86.7 percent in 2013.
|7/26/2015||Gosder Cherilus, Ind, T|
|The Indianapolis Colts released Cherilus on Sunday, a surprising move less than a week before players report to training camp.
Analysis: Cherilus had been a staple of the offensive line the past two seasons. He started 29 games, including two playoff games, in 2013.
|7/25/2015||Adrian Peterson, Min, RB|
|Peterson has reported to Minnesota State University for Vikings training camp.
Analysis: Peterson was bothered enough by the public backlash against him last fall and what he felt was a lack of support from the non-football side of the organization that he first balked at resuming his stellar career in Minnesota. Ultimately, of course, the situation came down to cash. The Vikings pledged to rework Peterson's contract to give him the guaranteed money, meaning security for injury that his agent, Ben Dogra, was pushing for.
|7/24/2015||Henry Anderson, Ind, DE|
|The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with third-round draft picks Anderson and D'Joun Smith. Terms were not immediately available Friday, though most rookies taken outside the first round sign three-year deals.
Analysis: Anderson, a 6-6, 300-pound defensive end, was taken No. 93 overall. He had 8 1/2 sacks for Stanford last season and had 140 career tackles.
|7/24/2015||D'Joun Smith, Ind, CB|
|The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with third-round draft picks Smith and Henry Anderson. Terms were not immediately available Friday, though most rookies taken outside the first round sign three-year deals.
Analysis: Smith, a 5-foot-11, 193-pound cornerback was selected 65th overall and is expected to vie for playing time behind three established veterans - Pro Bowler Vontae Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler. He finished his career at Florida Atlantic with 120 tackles and nine interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns.
|7/24/2015||Jermaine Gresham, Ari, TE|
|The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent tight end Jermaine Gresham to a one-year contract Friday. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Analysis: The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Gresham is a two-time Pro Bowl selection who spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after being drafted 21st overall out of Oklahoma in 2010.
|7/24/2015||Junior Galette, NO, LB|
|The New Orleans Saints have cut Galette, who has been among their top pass-rushers the past two seasons and last year signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension.
Analysis: He was arrested in January after an alleged domestic dispute. Charges were dropped, but the incident remains under review by the NFL. The league also is reviewing a video which shows a man resembling Galette in an altercation on a beach.
|7/24/2015||Josh Freeman, Mia, QB|
|Freeman's bid to jump-start his career with the Miami Dolphins has ended even before training camp. Freeman was released Friday by the Dolphins, who open camp next week.
Analysis: The 2009 first-round draft pick signed a one-year contract in April. He has 60 career starts but hasn't played since October 2013, and during offseason workouts he failed to seriously challenge Matt Moore for the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.
|7/24/2015||C.J. Wilson, TB, CB|
|Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.
Analysis: The third-year pro out of North Carolina State is one of two NFL players, along with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants, who suffered hand injuries in accidents involving fireworks during the holiday weekend.
|7/24/2015||Derek Wolfe, Den, DE|
|Wolfe will miss the first month of the season after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Analysis: Wolfe said in a statement he took medicine this offseason that he didn't realize was prohibited by the NFL. He apologized to the Broncos and their fans. Wolfe played in every game last year, contributing to a Denver defensive line that allowed 79.8 rushing yards per game, the lowest single-season figure in team history.
|7/24/2015||Jabari Price, Min, CB|
|Price has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2015 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Analysis: Price will be entering his second NFL season. He appeared in 14 games in 2014 for Minnesota, with no starts, after being a seventh-round pick out of North Carolina that year.
|7/24/2015||Joseph Randle, Dal, RB|
|Randle has been put on six months of probation for stealing $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a Texas mall.
Analysis: A judge in McKinney put Randle on 180 days of deferred adjudication probation. Tuesday's agreement means the guilty plea will be dismissed if Randle successfully completes probation. He also paid $706 in court-related costs.
|7/23/2015||Nate Allen, Oak, S|
|Officials say four southwest Florida police officers have been punished for the wrongful detainment of Allen. Fort Myers police Chief Doug Baker said Thursday the arrest was isolated and not deliberate.
Analysis: Allen, who lives in southwest Florida in the offseason, spent several hours in a holding cell in February after a 16-year-old girl said he performed a lewd act at a traffic light. Allen denied the accusation, saying he was on a cellphone call from the time he left a nearby restaurant until he was stopped. No charges were filed, and Allen was eventually released.
|7/23/2015||Tom Brady, NE, QB|
|The players' union proposed a settlement on Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.
Analysis: There is no timetable on when Commissioner Roger Goodell will rule on the New England quarterback's appeal. Several media reports indicated the union's proposal called for Brady paying a large fine, but with no suspension. The Patriots paid a record $1 million fine and were stripped of two draft picks, including a No. 1 selection next year. Team owner Robert Kraft accepted those punishments while stating he believed the Patriots had done nothing wrong.
|7/22/2015||Marquise Goodwin, Buf, WR|
|Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has won a silver medal in the long jump at the Pan Am Games, leaping 27 feet, 1 3/4 inches (8.27 meters).
Analysis: Goodwin took advantage of the location - Toronto is just across the border from Buffalo - and the date in July. The Olympics next year in Rio de Janeiro are in August and could make it difficult for Goodwin, taking him away from his NFL training camp.
|7/21/2015||Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB|
|Mariota has agreed to a contract with Tennessee. The Titans finalized the deal with the former Oregon quarterback on Tuesday. Terms were not immediately available.
Analysis: Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, is expected to be an immediate starter for the Titans, who went 2-14 last season. Mariota left Oregon after his redshirt junior season. In 2014, the 6-foot-4 222-pounder from Hawaii directed the most efficient offense in the country and led all quarterbacks with a 90.9 rating. Mariota threw for 4,454 yards and 42 touchdowns, while rushing for 770 yards and 15 scores.
|7/21/2015||Justin Cox, KC, CB|
|The Chiefs have waived Cox, who was charged with domestic assault, burglary and trespassing for an incident that occurred Monday in Starkville, Mississippi.
Analysis: Cox was being held on $40,433 bond. The case is still under investigation. This is the second time in the past year that Cox has been arrested for an incidence of domestic violence, though the previous charge was ultimately dropped. Cox instead pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing in January.
|7/21/2015||Justin Hunter, Ten, WR|
|Hunter has been granted bond by a Virginia judge after being charged with malicious wounding.
Analysis: The charge stems from a bar fight in Hunter's hometown of Virginia Beach during the Fourth of July weekend. General District Judge Daniel Lahne said Tuesday that Hunter could be released on a $25,000 bond as long as he remains on good behavior. Hunter was also placed under a curfew.
|7/21/2015||Adrian Peterson, Min, RB|
|Peterson and the Vikings have agreed to restructure the final three years of the running back's contract. The Vikings made the announced Tuesday, four days before players will report to training camp.
Analysis: Terms of the revamped deal weren't disclosed. In a statement distributed by the Vikings, Peterson said he appreciates their willingness to address his contract to provide him "additional security." Peterson's existing deal called for a $12.75 million salary this season, but neither of the two years beyond that was guaranteed.
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