Colts waive four, including RB Jeff Demps
In addition to Demps, the Colts released WR
Falcons turn attention to extension for Julio Jones
With the NFL draft completed,
"There is no question that our focus in the future will be on Julio Jones and where we are," Dimitroff said. "I don't want to get into specifics about the timing of that, obviously. But now that the draft is over and we continue to build this football team, we understand that Julio is a very important part of our building and evolving as a championship-type team."
Jones is a two-time Pro Bowl player and can become a free agent after the 2015 season. Jones has had to deal with foot issues during his career, which Dimitroff said wasn't an issue.
"That's not my concern right now," Dimitroff said. "That's not my concern, period."
Vikings CB Antone Exum ready to make an impact
Exum, who was taken in the sixth round last year and only participated in 16 plays from scrimmage, could battle safety Robert Blanton for the position, but is willing to be either a strong or free safety.
"So whatever I'm asked to play, I will be ready," Exum said. "I take pride in work ethic and not being outworked, and this offseason I've been attacking."
Seahawks decline to exercise Bruce Irvin's option
The Seahawks would've owed Irvin $7.8 million had they picked up the option. Despite not picking up the option, coach Pete Carroll had previously said Irvin is in the team's long-term plans.
"If we pick up Bruce's option it's a great thing, if we don't pick up Bruce's option it only means we aren't picking it up... We want him to be here for a long time," Carroll said.
Redskins release LB Gabe Miller
Bucs decline fifth-year option on RB Doug Martin
Martin rushed for 1,454 yards in 2012, but since then has battled injury and ineffectiveness, falling short of 500 yards in each of the last two seasons.
Martin remains in line to be Tampa Bay's No. 1 rusher at the start of 2015, but he will have to prove himself in order to be rewarded with a new contract.
Report: Raiders release wide receiver James Jones
General manager Reggie McKenzie informed Jones of his termination Sunday. In his only season with Oakland, Jones had 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns. The team will save $3.43 million against the 2015 salary cap.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow not just a camp arm
Tebow was signed in April as the fourth quarterback on the roster after the team traded for Sam Bradford and re-signed Sanchez.
"No, I think everybody here that we bring to our organization is here to compete for a job," Kelly said. "That's what Timmy is going to do. He's an unbelievable competitor. ... If we were just going to have guys throw drills, we'd take (Mike) Mayock in the offseason and bring him down here and let him throw to them."
Tebow hasn't played in the league since 2012.
Cowboys RB Darren McFadden maybe used as kick returner in 2015
Wide receiver Dwayne Harris left during the offseason for the Giants, leaving a vacant spot in the return game.
"We have some guys we feel who can go return right now both punt returners and kickoff returners," coach Jason Garrett said. "And hopefully we'll get a chance to bring some guys in college free agent type guys we targeted as well. We like the guys we have and we feel like we can go play right now with them and also create some competition with some younger guys."
McFadden was a kick returner for the Raiders in 2014 where he had three returns for 59 yards.
"He certainly could," Garrett said. "He's done it in his past."
Cards' Bruce Arians compares J.J. Nelson to Emmanuel Sanders
Via 98.7 FM in Arizona, Arians said the former UAB receiver reminds him of Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders, based on their size, speed and style of play. Nelson is 5-10, though he's just 156 pounds. Arians coached Sanders when both were in Pittsburgh.
However, his speed is something Arians has been familiar with for a long time.
"It's funny because I was at a track meet five years ago, four years ago, in Alabama — the state championships and my granddaughter was running," Arians said. "This kid from Midfield won the 100, 200, 4x100 — little skinny dude. My son and I go, ‘Who in the hell is that?'
"It just happened to be J.J. Nelson."
Nelson will team up with speedy second-year wideout John Brown on offense. Arians said he reached out to quarterback Carson Palmer, who apparently approved of the pick.
"He said, ‘I love it,'" Arians said.
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