NFL News & Rumors: Monday 6/4



  • LB Scott McKillop “still seems to be favoring his surgically repaired knee.” (Chris Brown)


  • DB Ahmad Black is running as the Bucs’ second-team free safety at OTAs (Scott Reynolds)
  • DB Cody Grimm is practicing as first-round pick DB Mark Barron‘s primary backup at strong safety at Bucs OTAs
  • Buccaneers agreed to terms with No. 31 pick RB Doug Martin on a four-year contract.
  • Buccaneers signed DE Wallace Gilberry to a one-year contract (Adam Caplan)
  • Buccaneers signed DE Jayme Mitchell to a one-year contract (Adam Caplan)
  • Buccaneers released DE Hilee Taylor (Stephen Holder)


  • Coach Ken Whisenhunt had praise for WR Michael Floyd‘s work ethic after the Cardinals’ minicamp (Darren Urban)


  • Chargers intend to “feed” RB Ryan Mathews “as much as any back in the league,” and coach Norv Turner compares him to Ricky Williams


  • WR Jonathan Baldwin (migraines) was a full participant in Monday’s OTA practice (Josh Looney)


  • RB Dion Lewis will be RB LeSean McCoy‘s backup this season. (Chris McPherson)


  • DB Amari Spievey (concussion) has resumed practicing (Chris McCosky)


  • DB Sherrod Martin is running as the Panthers’ starting free safety in OTAs (Joseph Person)
  • An MRI on Panthers OT Jeff Otah‘s left knee came back negative (Joseph Person)


  • Unsigned franchise player RB Ray Rice insists he’s staying in shape. (Edward Lee)


  • DE Jarvis Jenkins (ACL surgery) “power and explosiveness” have returned this offseason (John McDonnell)


  • DE Turk McBride is expected to open the season as the Saints’ starting right end with Will Smith out on suspension (Mike Triplett)


  • Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley insists the Seahawks “really are counting” on CB Walter Thurmond III (leg surgery) this season. (Brady Henderson)


  • Texans waived RB Javarris Williams
  • Texans LB Darryl Sharpton (quadriceps) looks “real close,” according to coach Gary Kubiak
  • Free agent RB Derrick Ward said via Twitter that he is going to “take some time off now & c what I want 2 do!” (Derrick Ward via Twitter)

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