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

NFL Recent Player News

Team: 

Date Player
6/30/2016 Demarcus Lawrence, Dal, DE
Lawrence has been suspended for the first four games this coming season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Analysis: Lawrence's appeal of his substance-abuse suspension was denied. He had a team-leading eight sacks in his second season last year.
6/30/2016 Rolando McClain, Dal, LB
McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games this coming season for again violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Analysis: McClain was suspended the first four games last year. He signed a second straight one-year deal with the Cowboys, who helped him resurrect a career that flamed out early in Oakland.
6/30/2016 Connor Shaw, Cle, QB
The Browns waived Shaw on Thursday.

Analysis: Shaw started one game for the Browns, the 2014 regular-season finale against the Ravens, before missing all of last season with a thumb injury suffered during the opening preseason contest.
6/30/2016 Johnny Manziel, Cle, QB
Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Analysis: The suspension announced Thursday is not related to the NFL's domestic violence policy, but the free agent quarterback would be subject to it if he signs with another team. Manziel, released by Cleveland in March, is facing an assault charge in Dallas involving former girlfriend Colleen Crowley. The league is reviewing that case.
6/30/2016 Sheldon Richardson, NYJ, DE
Richardson has been suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2016 regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Analysis: Richardson will be eligible to return to the Jets' active roster on Sept. 12 following the team's Sept. 11 opener against Cincinnati. But he can participate in all preseason practices and games. He pleaded guilty in January to resisting arrest after police clocked him driving at speeds as high as 143 mph in Missouri last July. Resisting arrest is listed by the NFL as a violation of the personal conduct policy.
6/29/2016 Andrew Luck, Ind, QB
Luck has signed a new contract with the Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. The $140 million deal was completed Wednesday.

Analysis: Before last season, the Colts exercised the fifth-year option on Luck's contract to guarantee him more than $16.1 million for the 2016 season. The new deal adds five years.
6/29/2016 Jaylon Smith, Dal, LB
Smith is reportedly showing no significant improvement on a devastating knee injury suffered during his final college game at Notre Dame. Smith tore his ACL and LCL during the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, and the injuries created nerve damage in his knee and ankle.

Analysis: According to ESPN's Ed Werder, it remains unlikely that the Cowboys' second-round pick (No. 34 overall) in the 2016 draft will play this season. The Cowboys' team doctor performed surgery on Smith's knee and is confident he will make a full recovery.
6/28/2016 Doug Baldwin, Sea, WR
The Seahawks and Baldwin have agreed to a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2020 season.

Analysis: Baldwin is coming off a career season, tying for the NFL lead in touchdown receptions and setting career highs in TDs, receptions and yards receiving. It's the second extension Baldwin has signed with the Seahawks after agreeing to a three-year deal following the 2013 season. Baldwin bet on himself by agreeing to a shorter deal at the time in the hopes of cashing in down the road.
6/28/2016 Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB
Mariota said he's happy to hand the ball off 40 times per game next season if it means the Tennessee Titans are winning football games.

Analysis: The Titans traded for 2014 NFL rushing champion DeMarcus Murray over the offseason and added Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in the second round of the NFL Draft. The Titans finished 25th in the NFL in rushing last season while averaging 4.0 yards per carry, but that number was inflated a bit by Mariota's 7.4-yard average on 34 carries.
6/27/2016 Dan Skuta, Jax, LB
Skuta was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor battery for an incident in Orlando on June 19. The Orlando Police Department told actionnewsjax.com that Skuta was accused of pushing a woman's face "with an open hand and into a glass window" after she refused to give him her phone number around 2:30 a.m. Police had Skuta sit on a sidewalk and said that he had alcohol on his breath and bloodshot eyes.

Analysis: Skuta had 40 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 2015, his first with Jacksonville following two seasons with San Francisco and four with Cincinnati.
6/24/2016 Kyle Wilson, NO, CB
The Saints have placed Wilson on injured reserve.

Analysis: The team did not disclose the injury. Wilson, a former first-round pick of the Jets, started four games and recorded one interception for New Orleans last season.
6/22/2016 Johnny Manziel, Cle, QB
Manziel found himself involved in another off-field incident after reporting a hit-and-run accident to Dallas police earlier this week. A representative of the troubled quarterback says he wasn't seriously injured.

Analysis: Manziel remains unsigned and apparently without an agent with training camp about five weeks away for most NFL teams. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in a domestic violence case involving former girlfriend Colleen Crowley.
6/20/2016 Eric Berry, KC, S
Berry has won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity to succeed. Berry, the AP's Comeback Player of the Year, overcame a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma in late 2014 to return to the field and have an All-Pro season in 2015.

Analysis: He underwent six rounds of chemotherapy treatment from Dec. 10, 2014 until May 13, 2015. Berry was declared cancer free last June 22, and he was on the field for the first training camp practice July 29. Berry returned to the starting lineup in Week 2, was third on the team with 61 tackles (55 solo), and had a pair of interceptions.
6/20/2016 Kendall Gaskins, SF, RB
The 49ers announced the signing of Gaskins to a two-year deal Monday.

Analysis: Gaskins was promoted to the active roster Oct. 31 and appeared in nine games, registering 16 carries for 38 yards while adding eight receptions for 69 yards. He was later waived May 6.
6/19/2016 Charles Tillman, Car, CB
Carolina is reportedly the only team Tillman wants to play for in 2016 once he is fully recovered from the torn ACL that cost him a chance to play in the Super Bowl last season.

Analysis: Tillman helped the Panthers to a 15-1 regular-season record last year before the injury in Week 17 forced him out of the team's run to the Super Bowl. The 35-year-old said he is "probably another two months before I'm able to do a few more things" and likely would not sign with a team until near the end of training camp.
6/18/2016 Jamarca Sanford, NO, S
The Saints have placed Sanford on injured reserve.

Analysis: The veteran safety has missed the team's entire offseason program due to an undisclosed injury. Sanford had re-signed with New Orleans in March after appearing in all 16 games in a reserve role last season.
6/18/2016 Logan Thomas, NYG, QB
The New York Giants claimed Thomas off waivers after he was cut by the Miami Dolphins.

Analysis: The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Thomas originally joined Dolphins last season when he was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. He was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad on Sept. 15 and added to the 53-man roster late in the season but never played in a game.
6/17/2016 Maurkice Pouncey, Pit, C
Pouncey revealed he underwent six surgical procedures and a skin graft on his left leg after suffering a broken fibula during the 2015 preseason.

Analysis: Pouncey has recovered from the injury and he fully participated in the Steelers' offseason workouts.
6/17/2016 Kyle Williams, NYJ, WR
The Jets signed Williams on Friday.

Analysis: Williams, who missed last season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon suffered in training camp with the Broncos, has 47 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns in 39 career games. He has also averaged 24 yards on his 28 career kickoff returns.
6/17/2016 Michael Oher, Car, T
The Panthers signed Oher to a three-year contract extension through 2019 on Friday.

Analysis: Oher, who was the subject of the hit movie "The Blind Side," performed well in 2015 in his first season with the Panthers, helping them lead the NFL with 142.6 yards rushing per game.
More Player News >>
w9 © 2016 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

© The Press Democrat |  Terms of Service |  Privacy Policy |  Discussion Policy |  RSS |  Advertising |  Sonoma Media Investments