NFL Player News

  • Zaven Collins LB | ARI

    Cardinals' Zaven Collins: Handed starting job?

    Collins is expected to work as the Cardinals' starting MIKE linebacker, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Accordingly, the team has given veteran 'backer Jordan Hicks permission to seek a trade, following back-to-back seasons with 16 starts and triple-digit tackles. Collins and Isaiah Simmons, the Cardinals' first-round picks from the past two offseasons, are expected to be the starting inside linebackers come Week 1. Collins has the build of an edge rusher at 6-foot-5, 259 pounds, but he's apparently more comfortable playing as an off-ball linebacker. In three seasons at Tulsa, the No. 16 overall pick recorded 236 tackles, 7.5 sacks and five interceptions.

  • Jordan Hicks MLB | ARI

    Cardinals' Jordan Hicks: Seeking trade

    The Cardinals are giving Hicks permission to seek a trade, after the team drafted fellow linebacker Zaven Collins at No. 16 overall, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The Cardinals seemingly want their two most recent first-round picks to be the starting inside linebackers, with Collins joined by Isaiah Simmons in a 3-4 base front. Hicks is coming off back-to-back seasons with 16 starts and triple-digit tackles, also adding 10 PDs, four INTs, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks through two years in Arizona. The veteran linebacker turns 29 in June, at which point he may already be with a new team.

  • Andrew Wylie OG | KC

    Chiefs' Andrew Wylie: Signs tender

    Wylie has signed his tender with the Chiefs, Pete Sweeney of 41 Action News Kansas City reports.

    Wylie will officially return to the Chiefs on a one-year, $2.1 million contract. He's expected to work in a backup role after starting last season.

  • Matthew Orzech LS | LAR

    Rams' Matthew Orzech: Picked up by Rams

    Orzech was claimed off waivers by the Rams on Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Orzech had been placed on waivers by the TItans. He'll look to lock down the long snapper role for the Rams in camp.

  • Matt McCrane K | CLE

    Matt McCrane: Waived by Browns

    McCrane was waived by the Browns on Tuesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    McCrane's exit creates a roster spot for fellow kicker Chase McLaughlin, whom the Browns claimed off waivers Monday. Cody Parkey remains the favorite to open the 2021 season as Cleveland's kicker.

  • Caleb Scott WR | LV

    Raiders' Caleb Scott: Joining Raiders

    Scott is signing with the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Scott has previously spent time in the Seahawks and Packers organizations. The 25-year-old wide receiver will try to win a roster spot in camp with the Raiders.

  • Quenton Meeks CB | TEN

    Titans' Quenton Meeks: Agrees to terms with Titans

    Meeks has signed a contract with the Titans.

    The terms of the deal have not yet been made available. Meeks has appeared in 14 games over the past three seasons, starting one. He has eight career tackles and should provide depth in Tennessee's secondary.

  • Antwaun Woods DT | DAL

    Colts' Antwaun Woods: Signing with Colts

    Woods signed a one-year contract with the Colts on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Woods was waived by the Cowboys last week but it didn't take him long to find a new home. He totaled 23 tackles and one sack in 14 appearances (seven starts) last season with Dallas and should provide depth on the interior defensive line for Indianapolis.

  • Elliott Fry K | CHI

    Elliott Fry: Released by Atlanta

    Fry was released by the Falcons on Tuesday.

    Fry appeared in one game for the team in 2020, but the Falcons are committed to Younghoe Koo at the kicker position as long as Koo's healthy.

  • Patriots' Cameron McGrone: No lock to play in 2021

    McGrone, who tore his ACL in November, may not heal in time to play as a rookie in 2021, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    Coach Bill Belichick said the team is prepared for McGrone to miss the entirety of his rookie campaign, though such an outcome isn't set in stone. Even if McGrone recovers physically, he'll still need to get up to game speed and adjust to the intricacies of the NFL before he can play, which will be a tall order if the rookie fifth-round pick ends up missing camp and preseason while rehabbing.