NFL Player News

  • Vikings' Latavius Murray: Has ankle surgery Wednesday

    Murray underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, the Vikings' official site reports.

    Per the Vikings, the issue was revealed during Murray's physical prior to signing with the team last week. The extent nor the severity have been revealed, but he's expected to be ready by the start of training camp, thereby wiping away a large portion of the implementation of the offense due to his absence from the offseason program. Nonetheless, Murray isn't expected to be a true workhorse in the vein of the player he's slated to replace -- Adrian Peterson -- but the 27-year-old boasts steady receiving skills, reeling in 91 of 119 targets during three seasons with the Raiders. With the knowledge of Wednesday's surgery, expect the Vikings to tab another RB in next month's NFL Draft.

  • Packers' Christine Michael: Re-ups with Packers

    The Packers signed Michael on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    After the departure of Eddie Lacy (ankle), the Packers don't have a legitimate three-down option out of the backfield, but Christine Michael will nonetheless serve as a depth option to wide receiver-turned-running back Ty Montgomery (ribs). Of course, the front office may address the position during April's NFL Draft, which could relegate Michael to third on the depth chart. In any case, he's averaged 4.3 YPC and made seven end-zone visits during his four-year career, so he can produce when called upon.

  • Christine Michael: Visits Green Bay

    Michael visited the Packers on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    For a 26-year-old, Michael is well-traveled, spending time with the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Packers. In 2016, he notched 469 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns with the Seahawks before he was waived in favor of C.J. Prosise (shoulder) and Thomas Rawls. Quickly snatched up by the Packers, Michael managed 47 carries for 172 yards and one TD across the rest of the way as a late-game alternative to Ty Montgomery. If Michael returns to Green Bay, he'll likely hold down a similar role with Eddie Lacy (ankle) officially out of the picture, depending on how the Packers proceed with the backfield as the offseason unfolds.

  • Daniel Davie DB | IND

    Daniel Davie: Waived by Dolphins

    Davie (undisclosed) was waived with a non-football injury designation by the Dolphins on Wednesday.

    It isn't clear what sort of offseason injury Davie endured nor how long he may be out of commission. However, the second-year Nebraska product, who didn't appear in a single game during his rookie season in 2016, could still find a new home in advance of the 2017 campaign if he can prove he's back to full strength.

  • Mychal Rivera TE | OAK

    Jaguars' Mychal Rivera: Inks deal with Jaguars

    The Jaguars and Rivera agreed to a contract Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

    Rivera visited some TE-needy teams this offseason (the Jets and Colts) but ultimately settled on the Jaguars, who currently roster six other players at the position. Helping his cause for playing time, though, is his stature as an H-back, from which he hauled in 146 of 230 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Raiders. Depending on how the Jaguars emerge from this year's draft, Rivera's primary competitor for work at the moment is long-time Jag, Marcedes Lewis (calf).

  • Adam Jones CB | CIN

    Bengals' Adam Jones: Legal concerns continue

    Although a felony charge against Jones for an early-January incident in Cincinnati has been dropped, he still faces three misdemeanor charges, NFL.com reports.

    Among the existing charges are misdemeanors for assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing official business. Due to his history of brushes with the law, the Bengals are likely bracing for a suspension once the justice system makes a decision. While the team has yet to comment on the matter, the NFL stated that a review "continues under the personal conduct policy, which states that a player may still be subject to potential discipline even if the conduct does not result in a criminal conviction," according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • Mike Pennel DE | GB

    Jets' Mike Pennel: Signs with Jets

    Pennel signed a contract with the Jets on Wednesday.

    Pennel was claimed by the Jets back in February but the team didn't tender him as a restricted free agent and let him hit the open market. The details of his deal are unclear, but he'll be with the team for at least next season. The four-year veteran had 24 tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble while playing in eight games for the Packers in 2016.

  • Kamar Aiken WR | IND

    Colts' Kamar Aiken: Told he'll have chance to compete

    Aiken was told that there would be open competition for spots at wide receiver, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    T.Y Hilton and Donte Moncrief are locked in at the top, but with 2015 first-rounder Phillip Dorsett shaping up as a disappointment, the rest of the Indianapolis wideout depth chart should be up for grabs. Aiken had to settle for a one-year deal in the wake of a disappointing 2016 season, but he did catch 75 passes for 944 yards in 2015 while serving as Baltimore's No. 1 receiver for much of the year. The Andrew Luck-led Colts could give the 27-year-old a real shot to get his career back on track, as Moncrief's injury history and Dorsett's poor performance leave the team without reliable pass-catching options behind Hilton.

  • Chiefs' Jarvis Jenkins: Re-signs with Chiefs

    Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first full season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.

  • Tim Hightower: Considering reunion with Redskins

    Hightower is visiting with the Redskins on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

    Hightower was with the Redskins in 2011 when he suffered a torn ACL that didn't heal properly and subsequently kept him out of the league from 2012 to 2014. After reviving his career in New Orleans the past two seasons, the 30-year-old would seem to be a good fit in Washington's inexperienced backfield, where he might even get a shot to compete for a leading role. While other teams may primarily view him as a passing-down back, the Redskins are already set in that department with Chris Thompson. However, they don't have a clear-cut lead back, meaning that Hightower could be part of a committee at the position. Hightower's last known visit was with the 49ers.