NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 5/16


  • Bears will reportedly move OL Chris Williams back to OT and give him an opportunity to beat out J’Marcus Webb. (Michael C. Wright)


  • Bengals have been using third-round pick Brandon Thompson at NT behind Domata Peko. (
  • Bengals second-round pick Devon Still is being used as a 3-technique DE behind Geno Atkins. (


  • Broncos K Matt Prater is sitting out offseason workouts despite receiving the team’s franchise tag. (Mike Klis)


  • Cardinals sign draft picks QB Ryan Lindley, S Justin Bethel, and G Senio Kelemete to four-year contracts.
  • Cardinals sign former Patriots DL Landon Cohen.


  • Chiefs sign fifth-round pick CB De’Quan Menzie to a four-year contract.
  • Chiefs sign TE Martin Rucker, LB Leon Williams, DB Dominique Ellis, and OL Rich Ranglin.
  • Chiefs sign second-round pick G Jeff Allen to a four-year contract. (Howard Balzer)


  • Colts sign draft picks DT Josh Chapman, RB Vick Ballard and WR LaVon Brazill (Aaron Wilson)
  • Colts RB Delone Carter is recovering from offseason thumb surgery. (Mike Chappell)
  • Colts rookie QB Chandler Harnish is out for 2-3 weeks with a “knee issue.” (Mike Chappell)


  • Cowboys G Mackenzy Bernadeau reportedly underwent surgery this last weekend to repair a tear in his right hip. (Todd Archer)


  • Free agent FB Ovie Mughelli will visit with the Dolphins on Thursday.


  • Falcons sign third-round pick OT Lamar Holmes to a four-year contract.


  • The Jaguars have been using Justin Blackmon as a possession receiver during OTAs. (Tania Ganguli)
  • Jaguars WR Taylor Price suffered a stress fracture in his left foot that will require surgery and had a pin to be inserted. (Florida Times Union)


  • Jets have been using Vladimir Ducasse exclusively as a right tackle during offseason workouts.  (Jenny Vrentask)


  • Raiders sign FB Owen Schmitt to a one-year contract. (Brian McIntyre)
  • Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will plead not guilty in his DUI case. (Jerry McDonald)
  • Raiders MLB Rolando McClain has been absent from OTAs because of his assault case. (Jerry McDonald)



  • Patriots seventh-round pick CB Alfonzo Dennard waived his right to a preliminary hearing for reportedly assaulting of a police officer. (Boston Herald)


  • Rams claim OL Jose Valdez off waivers from the Vikings. (Howard Balzer)


  • Ravens release undrafted rookie FB Chad Diehl. (Aaron Wilson)


  • The Steelers have informed former RT Willie Colon that he’ll be moving to left guard. (Mike Prisuta)


  • Texans Special teams coordinator Joe Marciano mentioned that undrafted rookie Davin Meggett could be a “sleeper” for kick returning job this season. (


  • Titans K Rob Bironas is hoping to play into his 40s. (Jim Wyatt)
  • Forth-round pick DT Mike Martin signs four-year deal worth $2.72 million (Jim Wyatt)

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