Rams' Kain Colter: Signs with Rams
Kain Colter was signed by the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The versatile product out of Northwestern was most recently a member of the Vikings' practice squad during a 2014 season and was listed as a wide receiver. Whether the Rams keep him at receiver or try to develop him as a backup quarterback remains to be seen, but he should be considered a long shot to land on the 53-man roster at this time.
Steelers' David Nelson: Released by Steelers
David Nelson was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.
The veteran wideout finished the season on IR and did not play a single snap for the Steelers prior to his release. It's unclear at this point if a team will take a flier on the oft-injured Nelson given that he's played in all of 18 games over the past three seasons, but his 6-foot-5 frame could be intriguing enough for a team to give him a shot in training camp.
Raiders' Nate Allen: Released by Raiders
Nate Allen was released by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Allen was limited to five games this season after a knee injury kept him out for most of the 205 campaign. As ESPN's Adam Caplan notes, Allen was a cap casualty in this case given that his $4.9 million base salary would have become fully guaranteed on Feb. 10 if he was still on the roster. The 28-year-old Allen has seven interceptions over the course of his six-year career and is now a free agent.
Colts' Ryan Lindley: Released Tuesday afternoon
Ryan Lindley was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
This move was all but inevitable, given that the Colts started Josh Freeman over Lindley in Week 17. Lindley should find a new home for 2016, but he's unlikely to make it out of training camp on a roster.
Colts' Adam Vinatieri: Intends to play in 2016
Adam Vinatieri confirmed Tuesday that he intends to play next season, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
As a 43-year kicker on an expiring contract, there was some reason to question whether Vinatieri would return for his 21st NFL season in 2016. However, after weighing the decision during the off season, the veteran kicker intends to keep playing. "Not only a season, but Lord willing, a couple of years. There will come a time when it's over for me. i don't think that time is yet," Vinatieri told the Indianapolis Star. Vinatieri only attempted 27 field goals last season, but he converted on 25 of them (92.6, ranking him fourth in the league) and he was a perfect 8-for-8 between 40 and 49 yards. His contract is set to expire in the near future, but all indications are that he will try to return to the Indianapolis Colts for his 11th season with the organization.
Titans' Michael Griffin: Released Tuesday afternoon
Michael Griffin has been released by the Tennessee Titans , John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
The 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Griffin played 14 or more games in each of his nine years in Tennessee. The 31-year-old safety is coming off back-to-back seasons with 100+ tackles, but he's become a liability in coverage and was scheduled for an $8.3 million cap hit in 2016. If he's able to land a starting gig elsewhere, he could still be a productive IDP.
Bengals' Marvin Jones: Won't take hometown discount
Marvin Jones said he would like to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals but also noted that he won't take a hometown discount, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Jones missed all of 2014 with a foot injury, but he was productive in both 2013 and 2015 despite playing a complementary role in the Bengals offense. He's one of the top free agents at his position, and with the Cincinnati passing game likely to revolve around A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert for the foreseeable future, Jones can probably find a better contract elsewhere.
Bills' LeSean McCoy: Likely to be issued warrant
LeSean McCoy , who is being investigated for an alleged assault, will likely be issued a warrant for self-surrender by the middle of the week, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
According to CSN Philadelphia, McCoy was involved in a nightclub brawl that led to the hospitalization of two off-duty Philadelphia police officers. He's never faced discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy, but if his involvement in the brawl is found to be significant, he might eventually face the threat of a suspension. The Buffalo Bills issued a statement saying that they're aware of the reports but unwilling to provide further comment at the time.
Montee Ball: Charged for alleged incident
Montee Ball was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with an alleged incident with his girlfriend last Friday morning, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Ball spent this past weekend in jail as a result of the confrontation, and while he avoided a potential felony on his record, routine police work in the aftermath of Friday's argument could prove to make this situation worse for the running back. During an interview with an officer, it was revealed that older bruises around her mouth were the result of Ball allegedly striking her with the back of his right hand on Feb. 1. While the initial misdemeanor has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, the latter equates to misdemeanor battery, which comes with a maximum jail sentence of nine months. His fate won't be known until a Mar. 1 court date, at which point the NFL will likely make a ruling on the matter.
Dolphins' Quinton Coples: Expected to be released
Quinton Coples is expected to be waived by Miami before free agency begins.
Coples didn't play much once acquired by Miami so this news shouldn't catch anyone by surprise. His release would save the team $7.75 million against the cap.
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