NFL Recent Player News
|7/27/2015||Jadeveon Clowney, Hou, LB|
|The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.
Analysis: The move means the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft will not be ready for the start of training camp this weekend. But Clowney will be able to return to practice whenever he is ready. Clowney played just four games as a rookie last season before having season-ending microfracture surgery in December.
|7/27/2015||Mike Brewster, NO, C|
|The Saints waived Brewster on Monday.
Analysis: The Saints cited a non-football injury.
|7/27/2015||Junior Galette, NO, LB|
|The New Orleans Saints have formally releasing outside linebacker Junior Galette.
Analysis: Galette's agent, Alvin Keels, told The Associated Press on Friday that Galette, whose 10 sacks led the Saints last season, would be released Monday if he passed a physical over the weekend. The Saints apparently were concerned about NFL reviews of Galette's actions off the field, including a domestic violence arrest for which charges were dropped and a video of a beach melee that appeared to involve the player.
|7/27/2015||Cole Manhart, NO, G|
|The New Orleans Saints have added Manhart and tight end Kevin Brock after formally releasing outside linebacker Junior Galette.
Analysis: Manhart, a rookie out of Nebraska-Kearny, plays guard and center.
|7/27/2015||Kevin Brock, NO, TE|
|The New Orleans Saints have added Brock and offensive lineman Cole Manhart after formally releasing outside linebacker Junior Galette.
Analysis: The 20-year-old Brock has played in 20 games with Buffalo, Kansas City and Cincinnati since 2011.
|7/27/2015||Mike Wallace, Min, WR|
|Wallace has joined Minnesota's offense as more than just a wide receiver for deep routes.
Analysis: Coming off a couple of rocky seasons with Miami, Wallace has brought a renewed appreciation for the importance of leadership as he's integrating himself with the Vikings. Two days into training camp, Wallace has already made an impression with his attitude and hustle. That's great news for fantasy owners.
|7/27/2015||Jonathan Martin, Car, T|
|Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.
Analysis: Martin's agent Ken Zuckerman told The Associated Press his client recently injured his back during a workout. Zuckerman says doctors informed Martin he's not allowed to do any activity for six weeks and needs surgery.
|7/26/2015||Blair Walsh, Min, K|
|The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension. Terms weren't disclosed.
Analysis: Walsh was a sixth-round draft pick in 2012 out of Georgia entering the final year of his rookie contract. Walsh set an NFL record by making 12 consecutive field goals from 50-plus yards to start his career, 10 of which came in his first season. Since then, Walsh's productivity has fallen off, with a 74.3 percent field goal rate in 2014. He made 92.1 percent in 2012 and 86.7 percent in 2013.
|7/26/2015||Gosder Cherilus, Ind, T|
|The Indianapolis Colts released Cherilus on Sunday, a surprising move less than a week before players report to training camp.
Analysis: Cherilus had been a staple of the offensive line the past two seasons. He started 29 games, including two playoff games, in 2013.
|7/25/2015||Adrian Peterson, Min, RB|
|Peterson has reported to Minnesota State University for Yikings training camp.
Analysis: Peterson was bothered enough by the public backlash against him last fall and what he felt was a lack of support from the non-football side of the organization that he first balked at resuming his stellar career in Minnesota. Ultimately, of course, the situation came down to cash. The Vikings pledged to rework Peterson's contract to give him the guaranteed money, meaning security for injury that his agent, Ben Dogra, was pushing for.
|7/24/2015||Henry Anderson, Ind, DE|
|The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with third-round draft picks Anderson and D'Joun Smith. Terms were not immediately available Friday, though most rookies taken outside the first round sign three-year deals.
Analysis: Anderson, a 6-6, 300-pound defensive end, was taken No. 93 overall. He had 8 1/2 sacks for Stanford last season and had 140 career tackles.
|7/24/2015||D'Joun Smith, Ind, CB|
|The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with third-round draft picks Smith and Henry Anderson. Terms were not immediately available Friday, though most rookies taken outside the first round sign three-year deals.
Analysis: Smith, a 5-foot-11, 193-pound cornerback was selected 65th overall and is expected to vie for playing time behind three established veterans - Pro Bowler Vontae Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler. He finished his career at Florida Atlantic with 120 tackles and nine interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns.
|7/24/2015||Jermaine Gresham, Ari, TE|
|The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent tight end Jermaine Gresham to a one-year contract Friday. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Analysis: The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Gresham is a two-time Pro Bowl selection who spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after being drafted 21st overall out of Oklahoma in 2010.
|7/24/2015||Junior Galette, NO, LB|
|The New Orleans Saints have cut Galette, who has been among their top pass-rushers the past two seasons and last year signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension.
Analysis: He was arrested in January after an alleged domestic dispute. Charges were dropped, but the incident remains under review by the NFL. The league also is reviewing a video which shows a man resembling Galette in an altercation on a beach.
|7/24/2015||Josh Freeman, Mia, QB|
|Freeman's bid to jump-start his career with the Miami Dolphins has ended even before training camp. Freeman was released Friday by the Dolphins, who open camp next week.
Analysis: The 2009 first-round draft pick signed a one-year contract in April. He has 60 career starts but hasn't played since October 2013, and during offseason workouts he failed to seriously challenge Matt Moore for the backup job behind Ryan Tannehill.
|7/24/2015||C.J. Wilson, TB, CB|
|Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.
Analysis: The third-year pro out of North Carolina State is one of two NFL players, along with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants, who suffered hand injuries in accidents involving fireworks during the holiday weekend.
|7/24/2015||Derek Wolfe, Den, DE|
|Wolfe will miss the first month of the season after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Analysis: Wolfe said in a statement he took medicine this offseason that he didn't realize was prohibited by the NFL. He apologized to the Broncos and their fans. Wolfe played in every game last year, contributing to a Denver defensive line that allowed 79.8 rushing yards per game, the lowest single-season figure in team history.
|7/24/2015||Jabari Price, Min, CB|
|Price has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2015 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Analysis: Price will be entering his second NFL season. He appeared in 14 games in 2014 for Minnesota, with no starts, after being a seventh-round pick out of North Carolina that year.
|7/24/2015||Joseph Randle, Dal, RB|
|Randle has been put on six months of probation for stealing $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a Texas mall.
Analysis: A judge in McKinney put Randle on 180 days of deferred adjudication probation. Tuesday's agreement means the guilty plea will be dismissed if Randle successfully completes probation. He also paid $706 in court-related costs.
|7/23/2015||Tom Brady, NE, QB|
|The players' union proposed a settlement on Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.
Analysis: There is no timetable on when Commissioner Roger Goodell will rule on the New England quarterback's appeal. Several media reports indicated the union's proposal called for Brady paying a large fine, but with no suspension. The Patriots paid a record $1 million fine and were stripped of two draft picks, including a No. 1 selection next year. Team owner Robert Kraft accepted those punishments while stating he believed the Patriots had done nothing wrong.
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