NFL Football
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

NFL Recent Player News

Team: 

Date Player
7/24/2017 Robert Griffin III, Cle, QB
Griffin III is scheduled to work out for the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Griffin has spent the offseason training in Florida with former Cleveland Browns assistant coach Pep Hamilton.

Analysis: The former Heisman Trophy winner and 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year completed 59.2 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions in five games last season for the Browns. Griffin led the club to its only win - over the Chargers on Christmas Eve - but was released March 10 after Cleveland acquired Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans.
7/24/2017 Lucky Whitehead, Dal, WR
The Cowboys cut Whitehead on Monday hours after police in Virginia announced that he is facing misdemeanor petit larceny charges stemming from an arrest in June. The move came despite Whitehead's agent, Dave Rich, telling NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that his client was not in Virginia at the time of the incident.

Analysis: The third-year pro played little on offense but was the Cowboys' primary returner who averaged 7.8 yards on 25 punt returns and 23.2 yards on 17 kick returns last season.
7/24/2017 Andrew Luck, Ind, QB
Luck will be placed on the physically unable to perform list when the team opens training camp on Saturday.

Analysis: Luck had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder and only began throwing last week. It's still unclear when he will be cleared to practice, but general manager Chris Ballard says he is hopeful that Luck will be activated before the Sept. 10 season opener in Los Angeles against the Rams.
7/24/2017 Sharrif Floyd, Min, DT
The Vikings have placed Floyd on the non-football injury list as he tries to move past the nerve issues caused by his right knee surgery last September.

Analysis: Floyd played in last year's season opener against the Tennessee Titans and then underwent knee surgery.
7/24/2017 Latavius Murray, Min, RB
The Vikings have placed Murray on the physically unable to perform list on Monday as training camp got underway.

Analysis: Murray, 27, is still recovering from offseason right ankle surgery. He reported to camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato. Murray spent the past four seasons playing for the Oakland Raiders before signing a three-year, $15 million deal -- $8.55 million guaranteed -- with Minnesota as a free agent. He missed all of spring drills following his March 22 ankle surgery.
7/23/2017 Jabrill Peppers, Cle, S
Peppers and the Browns agreed to a four-year-deal, which is worth $10.3 million and includes a $5.6 million signing bonus. The Browns chose Peppers - one of Cleveland's three first-round selections - with the No. 25 overall pick.

Analysis: The former Michigan standout played numerous positions for the Wolverines, but the Browns will try him at strong safety and as a kick returner.
7/22/2017 Mike Pouncey, Mia, C
Pouncey will have his left hip examined next week and hopes to be cleared to join his teammates for the start of training camp.

Analysis: Pouncey, the anchor to the Miami Dolphins offensive line since 2011, has not practiced since November, missing all but five games last season due to the hip injury. Pouncey will get the hip examined one more time before the start of camp when the first practice begins July 27.
7/21/2017 Deone Bucannon, Ari, LB
The Cardinals put Bucannon on the physically unable to perform list Friday. Bucannon had ankle surgery in May to repair a lingering problem.

Analysis: Bucannon was selected as a safety in the first round out of Washington State in 2014. The Cardinals soon moved him to inside linebacker because of a need at that position and he's been there since. Bucannon led the team in tackles each of the last two seasons. He had 127 two seasons ago and 100 last year.
7/21/2017 Adam Jones, Cin, CB
Jones has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Analysis: The penalty is for Jones pleading guilty to a reduced charge of obstruction of official business for an incident at a Cincinnati hotel in January. The 33-year-old allegedly resisted arrest and spit on a nurse after being involved in an altercation. He'll sit out the Bengals' Sept. 11 opener against Baltimore but will be eligible for all preseason practices and games.
7/21/2017 Trai Turner, Car, G
The Panthers have signed Turner to a four-year, $45 million extension through the 2021 season. The deal includes a $15 million signing bonus and contains $20.5 million in guaranteed money.

Analysis: A third-round pick of Carolina in the 2014 draft, Turner has emerged as one of the NFL's better guards and was selected to a second straight Pro Bowl this past season. The 24-year-old, who's started 38 consecutive games, is now the league's third highest-paid guard behind Cleveland's Kevin Zeitler and Oakland's Kelechi Osemele.
7/20/2017 Michael Oher, Car, T
The Carolina Panthers released Oher on Thursday after he failed a physical.

Analysis: Oher, a first-round pick in 2009, has been in the NFL concussion protocol since last September. Oher has started all 110 NFL games in which he participated, but he played in just three games last season.
7/20/2017 Geronimo Allison, GB, WR
The NFL has suspended Allison without pay for the season opener on Sept. 10 against Seattle for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The league said in a statement on Wednesday that Allison would be eligible for all preseason practices and games.

Analysis: Allison was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession last September stemming from a traffic stop in Manitowoc County. He reached a plea deal with prosecutors in April, paying $330 to settle the charge after it was amended to a local violation. Allison had 12 catches for 202 yards and two scores last season, with eight catches over the final two regular-season games.
7/18/2017 Armonty Bryant, Det, DE
Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He can return to the active roster on Oct. 2.

Analysis: Bryant re-signed with Detroit in March after he had three sacks in five games. Detroit signed Bryant after he was cut by the Browns at the end of a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. After contributing in Detroit briefly last season, he was suspended three games for violating the NFL's policy on substances of abuse. Bryant had 5 1/2 sacks for the Browns in 2015 and has 11 1/2 sacks in his 36-game, four-year career.
7/17/2017 Trumaine Johnson, LAR, CB
Johnson was unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension Monday with the Los Angeles Rams, and he will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Analysis: The Rams previously placed the franchise tag on Johnson, and the deadline for signing such players to long-term contracts was Monday. Johnson will be paid $17 million this season before reaching free agency. Johnson, who was the Rams' third-round pick in 2012, has recorded 16 interceptions in five seasons, including a career-high seven in 2015.
7/17/2017 Le'Veon Bell, Pit, RB
Bell will play the 2017 season on a $12.1 million franchise tender after he and the Steelers could not come to an agreement on a long-term contract prior to Monday's deadline.

Analysis: Bell is unquestionably one of the league's best all-purpose backs, though the fact that he's missed 14 games over the past two seasons due to injuries or suspensions likely made the Steelers hesitant to agree to a multi-year commitment. The 25-year-old is coming off an excellent 2016 campaign in which he led the NFL in scrimmage yards per game (157.0) and scored nine touchdowns in 12 games.
7/17/2017 Ezekiel Elliott, Dal, RB
Elliott was involved in a late-night altercation at a Dallas bar, according to multiple reports Monday morning. This is bad news for Elliott, who could already face a suspension for a separate incident.

Analysis: ESPN reported no arrests were made in connection with the incident, which took place at the Clutch Bar and Restaurant on Sunday night. ESPN reported a 30-year-old man who said he was physically assaulted was taken to the hospital. But the alleged victim could not identify who had assaulted him. Elliott is currently under investigation by the NFL stemming from a 2016 domestic violence accusation that caused police in Columbus, Ohio, to question him.
7/16/2017 Kirk Cousins, Was, QB
Cousins and the Redskins did not come to a long-term contract agreement prior to Monday's deadline to negotiate with franchise-tagged players. The Pro Bowl quarterback will instead play under the $23.94 million tender before becoming a free agent in 2018.

Analysis: Cousins will play under the tag for a second straight season, though it's unlikely the Redskins would franchise him again in 2018 at the cumbersome cost of $34.7 million. The 28-year-old has publicly stated he would be open to renewing contract discussions following the upcoming season. After throwing for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first full season as a starter in 2015, Cousins set a franchise record with 4,917 yards this past campaign.
7/16/2017 D'Onta Foreman, Hou, RB
Foreman was arrested early Sunday morning by University of Texas police after the officers found three occupied vehicles with marijuana in each and a firearm in one of them. The rookie running back was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and marijuana possession.

Analysis: Not a good start to Foreman's pro career. The 2017 third-round pick is considered a candidate to back up Lamar Miller after winning last year's Doak Walker Award by rushing for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior with the Longhorns.
7/15/2017 Tyler Higbee, LAR, TE
Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge in a 2016 incident in Kentucky that left a man hospitalized. The second-year tight end was ordered to pay the victim an undisclosed amount and enter a five-year diversion program in which he must perform 250 hours of community service and is forbidden from carrying a gun or drinking alcohol.

Analysis: Higbee is still subject to potential discipline from the NFL over the incident. The 2016 fourth-round pick showed some fantasy potential as a rookie by catching 11 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
7/14/2017 Michael Floyd, Min, WR
Floyd has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Analysis: It's an expected outcome after Floyd pleaded guilty to extreme DUI for being found unconscious behind the wheel of his SUV in Scottsdale, Arizona in February, landing him a 120-day jail sentence in which he served most of it under house arrest. He later violated his probation by testing positive for alcohol, though he contended the result was triggered by drinking Kombucha tea. The Vikings signed the former first-round pick to a one-year deal in May.
More Player News >>
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.