NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 6/5


  • LB Cam Johnson is recovering from a “procedure” on his knee. (Matt Barrows


  • WR A.J. Green is the latest Bengal to defend QB Andy Dalton‘s arm strength (Brian McIntyre)
  • Bengals DC Mike Zimmer says suspended LB Dontay Moch “needs to get better at linebacker.” (Joe Reedy)


  • Bills DT Kyle Williams (foot surgery) has resumed participating in team drills at full-squad OTAs. (Joe Buscaglia)


  • Pat Shurmur says there will be “plenty of reps to go around” for RB Trent Richardson, Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson this season. (Nate Ulrich)
  • The Akron Beacon-Journal believes QB Colt McCoy could still be traded before the season. (Nate Ulrich)
  • The Akron Beacon-Journal calls RB Trent Richardson “a lock” to be the Browns’ “workhorse” back as a rookie. (Nate Ulrich)


  • Bucs first-round pick RB Doug Martin has fully recovered from his May hamstring tweak and is participating without restrictions at OTAs (Rick Stroud)


  • Cardinals re-signed LB Clark Haggans to a one-year contract (Darren Urban)
  • The Cardinals are expected to re-sign free agent DE Vonnie Holliday next week (Kent Somers)


  • DB Atari Bigby is working as the Chargers’ first-team strong safety at OTAs. (Scott Bair)


  • Chiefs signed Monmouth QB Alex Tanney


  • Colts waived/left squad DE Kevin Eagan (Aaron Wilson)
  • Colts signed WR Kris Adams, formerly of the Vikings.


  • Eagles LB Brian Rolle‘s future might be “as a situational player and special teams ace (Les Bowen)


  • German-born seventh-round DL Markus Kuhn can’t participate in Giants OTAs until he obtains a work visa. (Jorge Castillo)


  • Jaguars signed fifth-round LB Brandon Marshall to a four-year contract


  • Head coach Rex Ryan says he expects LB Aaron Maybin is “just scratching the surface” and can have a “big year for us.” (Brain Costello)


  • Lions OC Scott Linehan expects No. 23 pick OT Riley Reiff to “play a lot of football for us really early (Carlos Monarrez)
  • Lions DC Gunther Cunningham believes fifth-round LB Tahir Whitehead is “much better than a fifth-round draft pick. (Justin Rogers)
  • Lions waived WR Jared Karstetter (Tim Twentyman)
  • WR Titus Young has looked “amazing” in Lions OTA practices. (Anwar Richardson


  • Suspended Packers DE Mike Neal says his positive test was triggered by the prescription drug Adderall. (Tyler Dunne)


  • Free agent RB Kevin Faulk confirms he’ll retire if he isn’t re-signed by the Patriots (Boston Herald)
  • Patriots LB Brandon Spikes (knee surgery) “appears like a safe bet” to be ready for camp (Field Yates)


  • Redskins sixth-round RB Alfred Morris may have to convert to fullback to make the 53-man roster (Rich Tandler)


  • Saints agreed to terms with CB Elbert Mack, formerly of the Bucs, on a one-year contract
  • The Saints have invited free agent QB Luke McCown to June minicamp on a tryout basis. (Larry Holder)
  • OT Jermon Bushrod underwent a “pretty major” surgery for a torn shoulder labrum just after last season. (Mike Triplett)


  • The NFL has found the Seahawks in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for allowing live contact during OTAs. (Adam Schefter)


  • Head coach Gary Kubiak says the MRI on LB Brian Cushing‘s knee revealed no cause for concern. (Gregg Rosenthal)

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