NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 2/12


NFL Draft

  • West Virginia QB Geno Smith plans to participate in all drills at next week’s Combine. (Gil Brandt)
  • Texas S Kenny Vaccaro could be working his way up to a Top 10 prospect. (Draft Countdown)
  • LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu, South Carolina WR Ace Sanders, South Carolina S D.J. Swearinger, Kansas State LB Arthur Brown and Fresno State S Phillip Thomas are listed as 5 rising prospects. (Daniel Jeremiah)
  • Rice TE Vance McDonald was mentioned as a sleeper to watch. (Gil Brandt)



  • Bears terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox on Tuesday. (NFLTR)
  • Johnny Knox’s agent mentioned that his client intends to play in 2013. (NFLTR)



  • The Browns could target a number of free agents from rival teams within the AFC North. (NFLTR)
  • WR Mike Wallace is a “realistic possibility” for the Browns. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)


  • The Bucs freed up some extra cap space by reworking the contracts of WR Vincent Jackson and G Carl Nicks. (NFLTR)
  • GM Mark Dominik mentioned that there’s a good chance that they’ll once again be active in free agency. (NFLTR)


  • Cardinals president Michael Bidwill mentioned that they will explore the idea of restructuring QB Kevin Kolb‘s contract. (NFLTR)
  • ILB Stewart Bradley is set to make $6.5 million next year, but the Cardinals could save $3.5 million in cap space by releasing him.
  • LB Paris Lenon is unlikely to be brought back. (


  • OT Branden Albert passed a physical last week, which helps to put the rumors regarding the Chiefs being concerned about his back to rest. (Mike Garafolo)
  • Free agent DT Chris Canty has no other visits planned after meeting with the Chiefs and Titans last week. (Mike Garafolo)
  • Chiefs signed TE Kevin Brock on Monday.






  • RB Ahmad Bradshaw mentioned that he’s considered the idea of playing for the Jets. (NFLTR)
  • The Jets reportedly do not have any interest in RB Ahmad Bradshaw at this point. (NFLTR)
  • The Jets haven’t approached QB Mark Sanchez about restructuring his contract. (Brian Costello)
  • LB Demario Davis figures to replace Bart Scott as their staring inside linebacker next season.  (ESPN New York)
  • ILB David Harris is a “prime candidate” to have his contract restructured this offseason.  (ESPN New York)



  • G Brian Waters is not an unrestricted free agent as his contract was tolled after he sat out the entire 2012 season. (ESPN Boston)
  • Waters is unlikely to play for the Pats “ever again.” (ESPN Boston)




  • WR Santanta Moss could be asked to restructure his current deal as he counts $6.1 million against their Salary Cap. (Washington Post)




  • OLB James Harrison is open to restructuring his contract, but isn’t willing to take a pay cut in the process. Harrison could be a candidate to be released. (NFLTR)


  • The Texans are unlikely to pursue either Mike Wallace or Percy Harvin. (NFLTR)
  • Houston reportedly has FS Glover Quin as their “top priority” this offseason. (NFLTR)
  • Both ILB Brian Cushing and DE Antonio Smith are candidates for contract extensions this offseason. (NFLTR)


  • Free agent DT Chris Canty has no other visits planned after meeting with the Chiefs and Titans last week. (Mike Garafolo)


  • Vikings GM Rick Spielman mentioned that he would like to re-sign RT Phil Loadholt this offseason. 

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