Browns working to re-sign CB Buster Skrine
Skrine had a single-season best four interceptions in 2014 and will be someone that could command a hefty price tag on the open market. The Plain Dealer reports that Skrine is expecting anywhere from $5.5 million to $7 million per season.
The Browns should be in a good position to match an offer for Skrine. Depending on what the 2015 cap number per team is, the Browns are likely to have well over $30 million to spend in free agency.
Colts, Matt Hasselbeck agree to one-year contract
It looks like
Hasselbeck, 39, will enter his 17th year in the NFL. After starting out as Brett Favre's backup in Green Bay for his first two seasons in 1999 and 2000, he joined the Seahawks via a trade and quickly established himself as a starting-caliber quarterback.
In 16 NFL seasons, Hasselbeck has totaled 34,948 yards, 203 touchdowns and 148 interceptions. He'll be the top candidate to back up Andrew Luck next season.
Report: Vikings, Adrian Peterson can communicate with each other
Peterson had been suspended by the NFL until April 15 and upheld by an arbitrator. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the arbitrator's decision, sending the case back down to go through the CBA. The NFL has removed the suspension, for now, while moving Peterson back to the Commissioner's Exempt list.
The NFL announced in a statement that it is appealing Doty's ruling.
Since the Vikings want Peterson to remain with them, they can now reach out and hold talks directly. While suspended by the NFL, the Vikings were unable to communicate with him. This is an interesting development because the Vikings have publicly stated they want him to stay in Minnesota.
However, at least one report as indicated Peterson wants to leave and continue his NFL career elsewhere.
Falcons release running back Steven Jackson
Jackson was owed $3.75 million in 2015, but with running back Devonta Freeman on the roster, it appears Jackson is expendable. In 2014, Jackson rushed for 707 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries.
By cutting Jackson, the Falcons saved $3.7 million against the salary cap, reports the NFL Network.
Redskins sign Ricky Jean Francois to three-year contract
The deal is believed to be worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed. With incentives, the deal can reach $11.25 million.
Jean Francois was cut by the Colts on Monday. In 2014, Jean Francois totaled 28 tackles and three sacks.
Report: Browns believe they still have a shot at Josh McCown
McCown visited the Browns this week and has also received interest from the the Jets, Bills and Bears. The Browns are in the market for a starting-caliber quarterback with Brian Hoyer possibly leaving in free agency and with Johnny Manziel's status up in the air with the off-field issues hes working through.
McCown threw 13 touchdowns to just one interception with the Bears in 2013, doing this while filling in for an injured Jay Cutler. His performance earned him a contract with the Buccaneers, though injuries and poor play resulted in a season that saw him throw 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
McCown was released by the Buccaneers earlier this offseason.
Report: Cardinals sign cornerback Damond Smith
Smith did not play during the 2014 season after being cut by the Chiefs. He has never played in an NFL game.
Chargers officially cut OL Jeromey Clary from roster
Clary did not play during the 2014 season due to two hip surgeries.
Clary spent all nine of his NFL years with San Diego.
Chiefs release veteran tight end Anthony Fasano
Fasano has been with Kansas City for the past two seasons after stints with the Dolphins (2008-12) and the Cowboys (2006-07). The Cowboys selected Fasano in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft.
In 2014, Fasano caught 25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns.
NFL plans to appeal ruling on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
The NFL will appeal the Thursday ruling that reversed an arbitrator's decision on
U.S. District Judge David Doty ruled for the NFL to vacate the upheld suspension via arbitration, with the case going back to arbitrator Harold Henderson. Peterson pleaded no contest to reckless assault on his son, which originated with child abuse allegations.
With the ruling, Peterson will revert back to the Commissioner's Exempt list.
The NFL released a statement on its desire to appeal the ruling.
"Judge Doty's order did not contain any determinations concerning the fairness of the appeals process under the CBA, including the commissioner's longstanding authority to appoint a designee to act as hearin officer," the statement reads. "Even so, we believe strongly that Judge Doty's order is incorrect and fundamentally at odds with well-established legal precedent governing the district court's role in reviewing arbitration decisions. As a result, we have filed a notice of appeal to have the ruling reviewed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the interim, Adrian Peterson will be returned to the Commissioner Exempt List pending further proceedings by appeals officer Harold Henderson or a determination by the Eighth Circuit Court."
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