NFL Recent Player News
|7/31/2015||Tony Romo, Dal, QB|
|Romo missed the second full practice of training camp Friday because of a sty in his left eye. A sty is a painful lump that forms on the eyelid and usually disappears in a couple of days.
Analysis: The team said Romo would be re-evaluated for Saturday's workout. The aging 35-year-old is coming off his first full offseason of work since 2012 after sitting out spring practice the past two years following back surgeries.
|7/31/2015||Bashaud Breeland, Was, CB|
|On a tumultuous day for Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the second-year player was suspended by the NFL on Friday, nearly a year after being cited for marijuana possession, then was carted off the field because he got injured in practice.
Analysis: Breeland went down to the ground a couple of hours after the league announced that he had been suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. NFL spokesman Randall Liu said Breeland will serve his suspension in the first week of the regular season, when Washington hosts the Miami Dolphins, whether he is healthy or injured.
|7/31/2015||Earl Thomas, Sea, S|
|Thomas is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Analysis: Thomas had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the offseason and was in uniform but just a spectator when the Seahawks opened training camp Friday.
|7/31/2015||Matt Forte, Chi, RB|
|Forte was asked this week if he was disappointed new general manager Ryan Pace said no when he asked for an extension. "Like I've said plenty of times both sides have to want to do it," he said. The Bears did not.
Analysis: Now, at age 29, the four-year deal he signed in 2012 is set to expire. He enters his eighth season not knowing if his time in Chicago is winding down, if he will be suiting up for another team in 2016. Forte insisted he has put whatever disappointment he felt in the spring behind him. "The NFL is production-based," he said. "You produce, you get rewarded."
|7/31/2015||Devin Smith, Pit, CB|
|Smith left practice Friday after he banged into safety Jaiquawn Jarrett while making an impressive catch.
Analysis: Smith, a second-round draft pick out of Ohio State, caught a long pass from Geno Smith that deflected off the hands of cornerback Marcus Williams. While Smith was coming down, he and Jarrett collided with Smith's head and neck area taking the brunt of it.
|7/31/2015||Bobby Wagner, Sea, LB|
|Wagner, Michael Bennett and Kam Chancellor all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Wagner and Bennett said they considered holding out but decided to show and avoid paying a fine of up to $30,000 per day. Wagner was an All-Pro last season despite missing five games with a painful toe injury and has been Seattle's starting middle linebacker since being a second-round pick in 2012.
|7/31/2015||Kam Chancellor, Sea, S|
|Chancellor, Michael Bennett and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Chancellor said nothing other than with his actions, by holding out from the start of training camp and potentially incurring fines of $30,000 per day. Chancellor's hold out is due to his displeasure with the compensation in his contract signed prior to the 2013 season that will pay him $4.5 million for the 2015 season.
|7/31/2015||Michael Bennett, Sea, DE|
|Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Never shy about speaking his mind, Bennett used his words to convey unhappiness. Bennett and Wagner said they considered holding out but decided to show and avoid paying a fine of up to $30,000 per day.
|7/31/2015||Louis Murphy, TB, WR|
|The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp.
Analysis: Coach Lovie Smith also said Friday that defensive tackle Akeem Spence has a back injury that will prevent him from practicing. Spence was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list.
|7/31/2015||James Jones, Oak, WR|
|The New York Giants have reached a contract agreement with Jones.
Analysis: Entering his ninth NFL season, Jones had 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns with the Oakland Raiders in 2014.
|7/31/2015||Shaquille Richardson, Ari, CB|
|The Arizona Cardinals have signed Richardson, who played collegiately at Arizona.
Analysis: Richardson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers last year and spent most of the season on the practice squad before being released on Oct. 15. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in February but was released on April 21.
|7/30/2015||Lamar Holmes, Atl, T|
|The Atlanta Falcons have placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list after he sustained another foot injury. The move was announced Thursday, the day before the first practice of training camp under new coach Dan Quinn.
Analysis: A third-round draft choice in 2012, Holmes has played in 21 games with the Falcons, including 19 starts. But foot problems have hampered his progress. Holmes had surgery and played in only one game as a rookie, and he missed most of last season with a foot injury.
|7/30/2015||Sheldon Richardson, NYJ, DT|
|Richardson is facing legal troubles after being charged Thursday in St. Charles County, Missouri, with resisting arrest and traffic violations on July 14 - just two weeks after his NFL-issued four-game drug suspension.
Analysis: According to a release issued by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Richardson was driving at "exceedingly high rates of speed" on Interstate 64 in "what appeared to be a road race." In the police incident report, an officer stated that Richardson took off at speeds as high as 143 mph. Richardson eventually exited the car, along with two adult passengers and a 12-year-old boy.
|7/30/2015||Greg Little, Cin, WR|
|The Bengals signed Little on Thursday at the start of training camp, giving him a second chance to show he can catch the ball consistently.
Analysis: The former Browns star signed with Cincinnati last season when injuries depleted the receiving group. He played in six games and had only six catches for 69 yards. He didn't catch a pass during a first-round playoff loss at Indianapolis.
|7/30/2015||Keith Rivers, Dal, LB|
|Rivers has decided to retire rather than report to training camp with the Dallas Cowboys.
Analysis: Coach Jason Garrett said he spoke with the 29-year-old Rivers about two hours before the team boarded a flight Tuesday for California. The Cowboys placed Rivers on the reserve/retired list before the first camp workout Thursday. He signed with Dallas in March and went through offseason workouts.
|7/30/2015||Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG, DE|
|The Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida.
Analysis: A seemingly frustrated co-owner John Mara disclosed Thursday that most of the Giants' knowledge about JPP's condition has come from his agents and through text messages with the 26-year-old, who was tagged as a franchise player and due to make at least $14.8 million this season.
|7/30/2015||Tim Jennings, Chi, CB|
|Jennings pleaded guilty to reckless driving stemming from an arrest in Georgia in January.
Analysis: Karla White, office manager of the Gwinnett County Recorder's Court clerk in Georgia, said Thursday that Jennings was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and must complete a substance abuse program. He paid a $1,147 fine.
|7/29/2015||Jeremy Mincey, Dal, DE|
|Mincey hasn't shown up for training camp, and executive vice president Stephen Jones says the Cowboys won't discuss a new contract with him until he does.
Analysis: Mincey is due to make $1.5 million in the final year of a two-year contract. He led the Cowboys with six sacks last season and provided leadership and stability for a defense that improved from one of the NFL's worst units in 2013.
|7/29/2015||Ryan Kerrigan, Was, LB|
|Kerrigan has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the Washington Redskins on the eve of training camp.
Analysis: The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Kerrigan ranked second in the NFC last season with a career-high 13.5 sacks.
|7/29/2015||Gosder Cherilus, Ind, T|
|A person familiar with the visit tells The Associated Press that free-agent offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is meeting with the Buffalo Bills to determine their interest in signing him.
Analysis: The visit takes place three days after the 31-year-old was released by the Indianapolis Colts, and as the Bills prepare to open training camp in suburban Rochester on Friday.
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