Report: Texans sign veteran DE Brandon Deaderick
Deaderick has racked up significant playing time for three different teams, including New Orleans last season.
Redskins sign T Willie Smith, release T Tovar Allen
Smith played in a career-high 15 games with San Diego last season.
Panthers sign QB Cam Newton to five-year extension
The rumored deal in the works between the
The five-year extension is for $103.8 million with $60 million guaranteed. Newton will earn $67 million in the first three years of the contract.
Newton has not been spectacular statistically, but he has been consistently productive. He has thrown between 18 and 24 touchdown passes in each of his four seasons with Charlotte and has averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins taking philosophical approach to 2015
But that doesn't mean competing for the starting job. At this point, he's only battling Colt McCoy for the backup spot.
"I think it's just my job to put my head down, keep working and give them reason to play me," he told the Washington Post. "And if they're not going to play me, then to give them reason to say, 'We're excited if this guy ever does get in a game.' That's the best chance I have to be successful."
Cousins played in six games last season and led Redskins quarterbacks in passing yards (1,710) and touchdowns (10). But nine interceptions hurt his cause.
"Coaches are paid to decide where people stack up on the depth chart," he said. "But it's my job to go out on the field and play well. I think if I do that, then I can be at peace with whatever happens."
Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks claims he ignored trade rumors
"It didn't bother me at all," he said. "Whatever happens, happens. I've got no hard feelings toward any of the business moves made. I think of myself as a businessman as well, and I would do what's best for the team if that's what I feel. I'm going to do my job and that's to play football."
Kendricks is part of a bolstered inside linebacker position that also features DeMeco Ryans and Kiko Alonso. It remains to be seen how playing time is distributed, but Kendricks has established himself. He has contributed to 264 tackles in three seasons with Philadelphia.
Zimmer denies Vikings ever discussed trading Adrian Peterson
Mike Zimmer was adament when asked Tuesday if the
"None ... never," he replied.
Zimmer added that Peterson is "a Minnesota Viking. He's one of our guys. He's going to be fighting and sweating with us."
Peterson returned to the team Tuesday after losing nearly the entire 2014 season to a suspension.
Report: Ravens WR Aldrick Robinson hurts knee Tuesday
He will undergo further tests on his medial collateral ligament to determine the extent of the damage.
Robinson would be the second Ravens wideout hurt this spring. Michael Campanaro suffered a partially torn quadriceps last week and is out until training camp.
Jets G Willie Colon critical of QB Geno Smith
"We bought a Porsche. We've given him the keys. He can't crash it," Colon told Sirius XM. "Bottom line, he can't crash it. We need him to be on top of his game."
If Smith has already been on top of his game, the Jets made quite a mistake when they drafted him to be their starter in 2013. The team is 11-18 with him in that role and he owns a career quarterback rating of 71.5.
"Geno's career right now is extremely turbulent," Colon added. "He was never ready to be the starting quarterback of the New York Jets. ... He was thrown into the fire, and he was forced to cook. Everybody knows in this league, to be a quarterback, which is the number one position on the field, it's a maturation process you have to go through.
"... Now, Geno, with that said, has made his mistakes. He's said some things where you look at him like, 'What are you talking about?' But I think that's all about his maturation period."
Report: Titans CB Brandon Harris on crutches
Harris played in 11 games last season, but did not start any. He contributed to 11 tackles.
McCarthy ecstatic about condition of Packers DE B.J. Raji
Mike McCarthy raved Tuesday about the practice work of
"I think B.J. is in a great place," McCarthy told the team website. "I thought last year was his best training camp. He's in great shape. He looks great."
Raji lost last season to a torn right biceps, but had been a full-time starter in each of his previous five years in the NFL.
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