NFL Player News

  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett: Seeking new contract

    Bennett's agent will meet with the Seahawks early this week to discuss his desire for a new contract, ESPN.com reports.

    Bennett still has two years remaining on his current deal, but is glaringly underpaid, as his respective upcoming base salaries are for just $4 million and $6 million, and are not guaranteed. Coming off a career-high 52 tackles and 10 sacks, the 30-year-old Bennett is one of the league's most disruptive defensive lineman, and is reportedly seeking a multi-year extension with money in the range of the top six or seven players at his position. After their contract saga with safety Kam Chancellor last year, the Seahawks are well aware of the risk of alienating one of their best players, so it should be interesting to track the developments in Bennett's contract pursuit.

  • Jalen Ramsey CB | JAC

    Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey: Ready for training camp

    Ramsey (knee) will be ready for the start of training camp, according to general manager Dave Caldwell, NFL.com reports.

    Ramsey had surgery in May to repair a partial tear in his right meniscus, but was back running just a month later, easing concern over his status. Now, with Caldwell deeming his rookie first-rounder full-go for camp, Ramsey's knee problem appears to be in the past. The fifth overall pick in this year's draft, Ramsey has all the makings of a top-tier defensive back and should compete for a starting role once the Jaguars open camp Thursday.

  • Karl Joseph SAF | OAK

    Raiders' Karl Joseph: Increasing workload

    Joseph's (knee) workload included running drills at Sunday's first training camp session, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

    Joseph and his fellow Raiders rookies reported to camp Sunday, and the first-rounder was able to test his surgically-repaired knee by running at practice. Since his ACL tear happened back in October, Joseph is now nine months removed from the injury, so his activity level should increase further as camp unfolds. A playmaking safety that could ultimately earn a three-down role, Joseph's progress should be worthwhile for IDP owners to monitor in the coming weeks.

  • Clive Walford TE | OAK

    Raiders' Clive Walford: Back running after accident

    Walford (knee) was able to run during workouts Sunday, but will be eased into training camp, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

    Walford is still working his way back from a knee laceration suffered during an ATV accident earlier this offseason. The ailment prevented Walford from featuring in spring practices, but it appears he's increasing his workload on the verge of training camp. While the Raiders are still expected to ease their second-year tight end back into action, the team will be relieved by Walford's progress, as a knee injury limited him during the first handful of games last season.

  • Paxton Lynch QB | DEN

    Broncos' Paxton Lynch: In line for rookie playing time

    The Broncos would like to see Lynch take reins at some point this season,9NEWS reports.

    Lynch became Denver's future the moment they traded up in the first round to nab him. Ever since, however, the conversation around 2016's starter has been around Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian. Lynch is easily the most physically gifted of the three, but is supposedly still refining his game and adjusting to a pro offense. Whether Lynch ends up finding the playing field will likely depend on whether Denver's defense and running game is carrying it to another playoff birth. Head coach Gary Kubiak opted for experience over physical skill last playoffs, albeit in the form of a future hall of famer in Peyton Manning, not a journeyman like Sanchez. This scenario has played out in Mile High before under offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Denver was 7-4 with Jake Plummer under center in 2006, only to test out Jay Cutler and fall to 9-7, out of the playoff race.

  • Ladarius Green TE | PIT

    Steelers' Ladarius Green: Looks forward to taking the field in training camp

    Green, who is bouncing back from offseason ankle surgery, is looking forward to participating in training camp, the Steelers' official site reports.

    Thanks to the procedure, the tight end -- who agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Steelers in March -- was unable to participate in the team's offseason program as anything but an observer, though the 26-year-old has been working on absorbing Pittsburgh's offensive playbook in the meantime. While it remains to be seen how much Green will able able to do on the field next week when training camp opens, there's nothing to suggest that his Week 1 status is in any danger. In the wake of the retirement of Heath Miller, Green is slated to serve as the Steelers' unquestioned No. 1 tight end, an assignment that should allow Antonio Gates' former understudy (in San Diego) to put up fantasy-worthy numbers in 2016.

  • Corey Fuller WR | DET

    Lions' Corey Fuller: Placed on PUP list

    Fuller has been placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of Lions training camp.

    Fuller had offseason foot surgery in June, and a timetable has not yet been released for his return. That being said, it's now clear he won't be able to practice at the start of training camp. When healthy, he's a likely candidate for the Lions' No. 3 wide receiver slot behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Whether or not Fuller returns to practice during training camp remains to be seen, but Andre Roberts and Jeremy Kerley will see extra reps as long as he's sidelined.

  • Lions' Brandon Pettigrew: Placed on PUP list

    Pettigrew has been placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of Detroit's training camp.

    Pettigrew has been recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in December of last season. Though he's made steady progress, he isn't ready to practice quite yet and will instead participate in off-field activities. He'll be looking to return as soon as possible in order to compete with Eric Ebron (undisclosed), who will handle first-team reps while Pettigrew is sidelined.

  • Steelers' DeAngelo Williams: Could fill in early on

    With Le'Veon Bell potentially facing a four-game suspension to start the 2016 campaign, Williams could head the Steelers' backfield early on this season.

    Previous question marks surrounding Bell had revolved around the health of his surgically repaired knee, but now the more pressing issue appears to be his potential four-game suspension. With that in mind, Williams' fantasy value gets at least a temporary boost, especially considering how capably the 33-year-old filled in last season for Bell, who missed 10 contests due to injuries, as well as a suspension.

  • Ravens' Breshad Perriman: Begins training camp on PUP list

    Perriman (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

    The 2015 first-round pick missed his entire rookie season with a PCL injury, and suffered a scare earlier in the offseason when he was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in his other knee. Fortunately, Perriman was able to opt for a stem-cell injection to help the ligament heal and avoid surgery. The Ravens anticipated that he would not be ready for the start of training camp, but remain optimistic he will be ready to return to the field prior to the start of the season. With the uncertainty surrounding veteran Steve Smith Sr. returning from an Achilles injury the Ravens are already thin in the receiving department, which will leave plenty of opportunity for Perriman should his recovery remain on track.