NFL Player News

  • Broncos' Cameron Fleming: Another tackle to Denver

    The Broncos signed Fleming to a one-year contract worth up to $3.67 million Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Fleming is the second right tackle to sign with Denver since right tackle Ja'Wuan James suffered an Achilles tear nine days ago, the other being Bobby Massie. It seems likely that Massie will start while Fleming plays a backup role. In any case, Fleming's arrival shores up depth at a key position for the Broncos.

  • Mike Boone RB | DEN

    Broncos' Mike Boone: Buried on post-draft depth chart

    Boone appears set for a rotational depth role in Denver's backfield after the selection of Javonte Williams in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Boone initially seemed to be in the mix for the No. 2 role behind Melvin Gordon in Denver, at least after the team's decision to cut Phillip Lindsay, but Javonte Williams boasts the talent and draft capital to push for touches right away. On the bright side, coach Vic Fangio did say he hopes to make use of "[the Broncos'] three backs" -- Boone, Gordon and Williams -- and "get a nice flow and get a good understanding and philosophy of the system which we'll take from week to week to utilize all three of them." Even if such a rotation does come to fruition, Boone will no doubt be third in the pecking order. He'd likely need either Gordon or Williams to miss time in 2021 in order to be fantasy relevant.

  • Austin Walter RB | NYJ

    Jets' Austin Walter: Claimed by Jets

    The Jets claimed Walter on Thursday.

    Walter, who was waived by San Francisco earlier this week, rejoins coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur in New York. His familiarity with the scheme could increase Walter's chances of earning a depth role with the Jets.

  • Pete Guerriero RB | NYJ

    Pete Guerriero: Replaced in New York

    The Jets waived Guerriero on Thursday.

    The Jets' decision to waive Guerriero comes in tandem with the team claiming Austin Walter off waivers. Guerriero, who spent time on New York's practice squad last season, is still looking for a chance to make his NFL debut.

  • Eddy Pineiro K | CHI

    Colts' Eddy Pineiro: Lands in Indianapolis

    Pineiro (groin) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Colts on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Pineiro spent the entire 2020 campaign on injured reserve, but had it not been for Cairo Santos' emergence in Chicago, it seems as though he could have been activated midseason. Although Pineiro is now healthy, it doesn't seem likely that he will have many opportunities to dethrone Rodrigo Blankenship as the Colts' top kicker this offseason.

  • Mike Hughes CB | MIN

    Chiefs' Mike Hughes: Dealt to Kansas CIty

    The Vikings traded Hughes to the Chiefs on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Kansas City and Minnesota swapped late-round picks to facilitate trading Hughes, Schefter reports. A 2018 first-round pick, Hughes has missed 24 games since joining the NFL. He'll be something of a low-risk reclamation project for a Chiefs secondary in need of more quality depth.

  • Tre Walker WR | BUF

    Bills' Tre Walker: Latches on in Buffalo

    The Bills signed Walker as an undrafted free agent Thursday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.

    Walker was a two-time All-Mountain West selection during his career at San Diego State, where he ranks third in school history in terms of receptions. His best collegiate season came as a junior in 2019, when he reached 1,161 receiving yards while averaging 14 yards per catch and 116 receiving yards per game.

  • DaeSean Hamilton: Done in Denver

    The Broncos will waive Hamilton on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Hamilton has operated as a capable reserve option since joining the Broncos in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but over the past two season he found himself the odd man out in what's become one of the league's most crowded receiving corps. The fact that Hamilton also doesn't contribute much on special teams meant there was little incentive for Denver to keep him on the roster, as moving on frees up $2.18 million in cap space. It would be surprising if Hamilton passes through waivers unclaimed.

  • Quintin Morris TE | BUF

    Bills' Quintin Morris: Goes from Bowling Green to Buffalo

    Morris has signed as an undrafted free agent, the Bills' official site reports.

    Morris is big and athletic and started for three years at Bowling Green, catching 125 passes in his four-year career while reeling in 13 touchdowns. He likely wasn't drafted due to the lack of top competition faced in college, plus he isn't considered nimble in tight spaces. He's also not considered a top blocker, though he does have experience in that department and isn't known as a strict pass catcher. Morris, like any UDFA, will have his work cut out for him to make the team, but the Bills -- without top talent at the tight end position -- offer as good an opportunity as any.

  • Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence: Taking part in rookie minicamp

    Lawrence (shoulder) is scheduled to participate in the Jaguars' rookie minicamp this month, but the team will likely limit his activity, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    According to Rapoport, the Jaguars will restrict the amount of reps Lawerence handles mostly as a precaution while he continues to recover from February surgery to address a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder). The No. 1 overall pick should be free of restrictions for the start of training camp, when he'll stake his claim to the starting role over incumbent Gardner Minshew.