Ravens offensive tackle Jah Reid and a friend got into a fight with another man at a Key West, Fla., strip club early Sunday, according to a police report obtained by NFL Media. The report accused Reid and his friend, Benjamin Buxton, of assaulting a pair of security guards who tried to break up the fight.
Reid was charged with two misdmeanor counts of battery and released on $2,000 bail. The Ravens said they're aware of the arrest and are gathering information. Reid is the third Ravens player arrested in less than a month.
About a dozen NFL teams have expressed interest or inquired about free agent safety T.J. Ward, reports the National Football Post. Ward, 27, made All-Pro last season after recording 123 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and 10 pass breakups with the Browns.
The Lions, Eagles and Cardinals are among the teams believed to be interested.
'Strong possibility' Falcons will reach out to Champ Bailey
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
There is a "strong possibility" the Falcons will look into signing Champ Bailey, if the 35-year-old is willing to play nickel corner, reports ESPN.com. The Broncos released Bailey, creating $10 million in cap space.
Bailey played his college ball at the University of Georgia and is revered in the state.
Restricted free agent cornerback Robert McClain received an original-round tender of $1.431 million from the Falcons, reports ESPN.com. If McClain signs an offer sheet elsewhere and Atlanta refuses to match, the Falcons would receive a seventh-round pick as compensation, the report said.
McClain had 64 tackles and a sack as the nickel corner last season.
Mark Ingram wants to prove he's an every-down back
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Saints running back Mark Ingram said he's shocked by the impending release of Darren Sproles and possible trade of Pierre Thomas, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ingram called the situation "a double-edged sword" because it appears he's headed for a bigger role.
"It's an exciting time in my career," Ingram told the paper. "I just want to take advantage of my situation and the opportunity that's presenting itself. Just want to prove to the organization that I can be the back they wanted, an every-down back, type of playmaker that they need.
"I'm excited about my situation. It's unfortunate to see a lot of guys go, but I'm excited about my opportunity that I have coming up."
Ingram averaged a career-high 4.9 yards per carry last season.
All signs point to free agent left tackle Branden Albert signing with the Dolphins soon after the market officially opens Tuesday, reports Pro Football Talk. Miami nearly traded for Albert last offseason, but he stayed with the Chiefs and made his first Pro Bowl.
Free agent receiver Brandon LaFell showed in his four years with the Panthers that he might be a better No. 3 receiver than a No. 2, reports the Charlotte Observer. With LaFell's lack of production and the glut of receivers on the market, "he's likely to fetch around $1 million per year," the report said.
Free agent receiver Hakeem Nicks told ESPN he can see himself catching passes from the Colts' Andrew Luck, the Panthers' Cam Newton or the Chargers' Philip Rivers. Nicks failed to catch a touchdown pass with the Giants last season.
"Players have already started to reach out to me from other teams saying they would love for me to come join them," Nicks said. "I just want to make it clear that I want a long-term deal and I want to be happy. I'm excited about talking to teams and making it work."
Nicks earlier said he was open to a one-year deal.