NFL Player News

  • David Parry NT | IND

    Colts' David Parry: Arrested in Scottsdale, AZ

    Parry (pectoral) was arrested over the weekend in Scottsdale, AZ for driving under the influence, criminal damage, auto theft, suspicion of robbery, and resisting arrest, Holly V. Hays of the Indianapolis Star reports.

    The incident was first brought to light Monday, but specific details of the situation have yet to be released fully. The 24-year-old has started all 32 games for the Colts during his two-year career, despite ending last season with a pectoral strain.

  • Melvin Ingram OLB | SD

    Chargers' Melvin Ingram: Receives franchise tag from Chargers

    Ingram received the Chargers' franchise tag on Monday, CSN's Albert Breer reports.

    Ingram and the Chargers still have until July 15 to reach a long-term deal. However, in the event the two sides don't agree to terms in time, it isn't clear if he'll be priced as a linebacker or a defensive end. The former is estimated to amount to $15 million while the latter will likely come in around $17 million. Ingram hasn't missed a game the last two seasons and racked up 18.5 sacks and 125 tackles across that time span. Combined with the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Joey Bosa, he's now set to spearhead the Chargers' pass rush for at least one more year.

  • Robert Woods WR | BUF

    Bills' Robert Woods: Like Tyrod Taylor, status up in the air

    Woods, about to become an unrestricted free agent, said in a Sirius XM Radio interview last week that he'd prefer to be back with the Bills, though what the team decides to do with quarterback Tyrod Taylor will also be a factor, reports. "I think there's always hope," said Woods. "I finished out well with them had a good talk with Doug Whaley upstairs. ... I've got to speak with them and see their plans and see what happens with the quarterback decision there. Everything factors in. It has to be the right amount as well as the quarterback decision. They don't have a quarterback right now. Tyrod is a pending free agent. EJ Manuel is coming up as a free agent and there are many quarterbacks on the market as well. Who knows the decisions that are going on upstairs, but we'll all find out in a few weeks. I could see Buffalo still sticking with Tyrod most definitely."

    It also matters what the Bills want to do with Woods, who won't come cheap even though he's had modest but not great numbers since the team made him a second-round pick in 2013. We'll see where this leads, as the team has almost nothing at wideout right now after Sammy Watkins (foot). If the Bills decide Woods is too expensive, or he's not interested in returning with a new quarterback, it's possible the team could take Mike Williams or Corey Davis with the No. 10 pick in the upcoming draft.

  • Avery Young T | NO

    Avery Young: Waived by Saints

    Young (undisclosed) was waived by the Saints on Monday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

    Young spent the 2016 season on the Saints' reserve/non-football injury list with an undisclosed ailment. When healthy, the Auburn product could land a contract with a team in need of a versatile offensive lineman that can play both guard and tackle.

  • Kenny Stills WR | MIA

    Dolphins' Kenny Stills: Not expected back in Miami

    Stills is expected to leave Miami in free agency, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

    Stills had a big season in 2016 with 42 receptions, 726 yards, and nine touchdowns. The Dolphins would like him back and will talk to his representative at the NFL Scouting Combine, but in the end Stills is expected to require a contract with an AAV of $12 million per season, which is likely to be too much for Miami to spend with Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker requiring pay raises in the next two years.

  • Antonio Brown WR | PIT

    Steelers' Antonio Brown: Signs new five-year contract with Steelers

    Brown signed a new five-year contract with the Steelers on Monday.

    Brown's deal will keep him with the Steelers through the 2021 campaign and includes a four-year extension worth $68 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The timing of the agreement comes as Brown was set to enter the final year of his old contract in 2017. Now secured in Pittsburgh for the long haul, the 28-year-old will aim to remain among the league's elite wide receivers and build on his four straight seasons of at least 105 catches, 1,280 yards, and eight touchdowns.

  • Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul: Tagged by Giants

    Pierre-Paul (groin) has received the Giants' franchise tag, reports.

    Pierre-Paul's designation as New York's franchise player is expected to appear officially in Tuesday's transaction log, but in making the move, the Giants have taken a significant step in securing him for the future. Considering Pierre-Paul, who played on a one-year, $10 million deal this past season, has made it clear he won't sign the $17 million tender that coincides with him being tagged, the Giants' decision to apply that designation seems to indicate their optimism over reaching a long-term extension with him prior to the July 15 deadline. As a result, there's likely further contract news to come regarding the 28-year-old, who posted 53 tackles and seven sacks in 12 games played during the 2016 campaign.

  • Dwight Freeney DE | ATL

    Falcons' Dwight Freeney: Wants to keep playing

    Freeney intends to continue playing going into the 2017 season, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports.

    Freeney, who is likely destined for the Hall of Fame once he retires, ended his 15th season with four sacks over the Falcons' final eight total games, including one in their Super Bowl collapse. That followed Freeney posting eight sacks during the 2015 regular season, proving he's still impactful in a situational pass-rushing role. Set to be a free agent at 37 years old, Freeney is clearly not an every-down option, but his pedigree off the edge should still garner interest on the open market.

  • Le'Veon Bell RB | PIT

    Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Receives franchise tag from Steelers

    Bell (groin) received the franchise tag from the Steelers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    By placing the franchise tag on Bell, the Steelers have secured his place with the team through at least the 2017 season. It remains unclear if Bell will sign the franchise tag, which will guarantee him roughly $12 million for the year, or if he'll hold out for a multi-year extension. When healthy, Bell has been one of the best backs in the NFL. He totaled 1,268 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 261 carries in 2016, and he added an additional 616 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 75 catches, all while appearing in just 12 regular season games. However, he's missed time in the past due to suspensions, knee injuries, and his current groin concern, which could make the Steelers hesitant to agree to a high-priced, long-term extension.

  • Tony Romo QB | DAL

    Cowboys' Tony Romo: Release expected soon

    Romo is likely to be released by the Cowboys within the next two weeks, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Romo's future with the Cowboys has been the subject of much discussion since quarterback Dak Prescott emerged as Dallas' long-term answer at the position over the course of his sensational rookie campaign. In supporting Prescott from the sidelines following his midseason return from a back injury, Romo continued to do well by the Cowboys, who are expected to reward him by allowing him to dictate his future team in return. That opportunity will most likely come by Romo being released, which is a process that could be accelerated by talks held at this week's scouting combine. Although exactly where Romo will play in 2017 remains uncertain, it seems news on that front could surface sooner than later.