NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy emailed Tom Pelissero of USA Today denying the reports that Dolphins first-round pick Laremy Tunsil won’t begin his pro career in the substance abuse program.
“The reports regarding Laremy Tunsil’s status are inaccurate,” McCarthy wrote. “Any incoming player with behavior or conduct involving a substance of abuse will be evaluated by the program’s advisors. Those clinical professionals — not the club, league or union — will determine whether based on that evaluation the player should be entered into the program. Neither the club nor the league has a role in that process, and are not notified of their decision.”
- Colts waived OLB Eze Obiora.
- Tom Silverstein mentions that while the Packers have to pick up a fifth-year option on a first-round pick, they’re will do so next year with S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
- In an a new article, Silverstein writes that the Packers will have a lot of competition at the receiver position this summer. Silverstein considers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb to be locks to make the team, which leaves Jeff Janis, Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, Jared Abbrederis, and rookie Trevor Davis among those fighting for roster spots.
- Silverstein proposes an interesting idea of the Packers keeping seven total receivers with either Cobb or Montgomery serving as their No. 3 running back.
- Rand Getlin reports that Auburn WR Duke Williams will attend the Rams’ rookie camp on a tryout basis.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Redskins have invited James Madison OL Dom Richards to attend their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.