Free Agent Rumor - Football Wiretap

Philip Rivers Would Welcome Antonio Gates Back With Chargers

May 30, 2018 9:13 AM

Philip Rivers would welcome Antonio Gates back with the Los Angeles Chargers in the wake of Hunter Henry's torn right ACL.

"I would always be excited if he walked back in the door, obviously," Rivers said of the tight end. "But that's something that [GM] Tom [Telesco], [president of football operations] John [Spanos] and Coach [Anthony Lynn] -- all of those guys I'm sure would discuss and see about bringing anybody in for that matter. But certainly he would get my vote."

The Chargers lost Henry for the year when he suffered a season-ending knee injury during OTAs. Rivers said he talked with Gates about a possible return.

"I have talked to him, and I'll kind of leave that between us," Rivers said. "He first, like I said, he hated it for Hunter. If something were to happen down the road, he wouldn't have wanted it to come that way, with Hunter's absence. So that was really more of our conversation.

"But he's doing good. I think this time of year for him, even in these last few years of his career, I don't know if he's doing a ton different than he was. He stayed ready. He wasn't here this time of year a ton. He was always getting himself ready and with his family and children. So I'm sure he's in shape and will be ready if called on, if that's something he's interested in."

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Sign Brandon Marshall To One-Year Deal

May 29, 2018 3:45 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have signed Brandon Marshall to a one-year deal with a maximum value of $2 million if he hits all of his incentives.

Marshall was released by the Giants last month after just one season in New York.

Marshall suffered a season-ending injury to his ankle in Week 5.


Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots Nearing Reworked Contract

May 24, 2018 10:08 AM

The New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski are nearing a reworked contract, according to a report.

It's unclear if Gronkowski will receive a raise or sign an extension.

Gronkowski is signed through the 2019 season and scheduled to make $9 million this season and $10 million next season.

Jeff Howe/The Athletic

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Eagles Release Mychal Kendricks

May 22, 2018 3:47 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have released Mychal Kendricks.

Kendricks spent six seasons with the Eagles and is expected to receive considerable interest in free agency.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Richie Incognito Reverses Decision On Retirement

May 22, 2018 8:31 AM

Richie Incognito informed the Buffalo Bills that he wants to play again, according to a source.

The offensive lineman retired in April.

The Bills released Incognito from the reserve/retired list, making him a free agent now able to sign with any team.

Incognito was placed on the retired list April 12, two days after Incognito informed the NFL Players Association in a tweet that he was "done" playing football. The 34-year-old later told The Buffalo News that he made the decision for health-related reasons, saying, "My liver and kidneys are shutting down. The stress is killing me."

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Marcus Peters: Rams Need To Pay Aaron Donald

May 22, 2018 8:27 AM

Marcus Peters is new to the Los Angeles Rams, but he quickly developed an opinion on Aaron Donald's contract situation.

"Pay the man," Peters said after the team's first OTAs.

Donald did not report for voluntary OTAs because of an ongoing contract dispute. Sean McVay said that he doesn't anticipate seeing Donald until a resolution is reached.

"It is something that we want to get resolved," McVay said. "As far as a timetable, don't really have any dates on that."

Donald, who turns 27 on Wednesday, is entering the fifth year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to earn $6.89 million, but he is seeking to become one of the highest-paid players in the league.

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Le'Veon Bell Won't Report To OTAs With Steelers

May 21, 2018 7:21 PM

Le'Veon Bell plans on skipping the Pittsburgh Steelers' organized team activities.

Bell remains unsigned after the Steelers used the franchise tag on him for the second straight season.

Bell didn't report until September after the two sides were unable to agree upon a long-term contract.

Bell could earn $14.5 million on the tag, which he considers his contractual floor for a per-year payout on a long-term deal.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Junior Galette Considering Retirement

May 21, 2018 8:43 AM

Junior Galette has listened to offers as a free agent, but the defensive end/linebacker is considering retirement this offseason.

"The real reason I haven't signed is because I've contemplated retiring," Galette said on Instagram.

Galette also said in the post that he has three contract offers on the table.

Herbie Teope/NFL

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bashaud Breeland Visiting With Cardinals, Colts

May 17, 2018 8:26 AM

Bashaud Breeland visited with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday and will meet with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, according to a source.

Breeland had a $24 million agreement with the Carolina Panthers nullified by a foot injury.

The offseason injury has healed and is expected to check out fine when put through physicals once again.

Breeland, 26, spent the first four years of his career with the Washington Redskins.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rams Remain Optimistic About Reaching Deal With Aaron Donald

May 16, 2018 8:38 AM

The Los Angeles Rams continue to express optimism about coming to terms on a long-term deal with Aaron Donald.

Les Snead told reporters on April 5 that the team has Donald "budgeted in the budget."

Donald is entering the final year of his rookie contract on a fifth-year option.

"He's responding more than he was at this time last year, so that's what I feel good about," Sean McVay said Tuesday of talks.

Herbie Teope/NFL

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dez Bryant Doesn't Regret Passing On Offer From Ravens
Dez Bryant remains available on the free agent market, but the wide receiver says he doesn't regret passing on an offer from the Ravens.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant
Jason Witten's prediction on Dez Bryant joining the Packers appears unlikely.

Ian Rapoport/ (via Pro Football Talk)

Kenny Vaccaro To Visit With Jets
Kenny Vaccaro has visited with the Colts and Dolphins previously.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

DeAngelo Hall Retires After 14 Seasons
DeAngelo Hall will retire after 14 seasons and is deciding between joining a front office or becoming an analyst.

John Keim/ESPN

Golden Tate Would 'Love To Get Something Done' With Lions
Golden Tate is scheduled to make a base salary of $7 million in the final year of the five-year, $31 million contract he signed with the Lions in free agency in 2014.

Dave Birkett/Detroit Free Press

Adrian Peterson Eager To Prove He's 'Still The Best'
Adrian Peterson, who remains a free agent, is eager to prove he's still an elite running back at 33.

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

Brandon Marshall Meets With Seahawks
Brandon Marshall was recently cut by the Giants with a failed physical designation.

Jordan Ranaan, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Terrance West Visited Eagles
The Eagles already have Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles and Donnell Pumphrey at the position.

Baltimore Sun

Despite Suspension, Mark Ingram Looking For New Contract
Mark Ingram is looking for a pay raise despite the fact that he has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Patriots Willing To Restructure Rob Gronkowski's Deal
The tight end assured the Patriots two weeks ago that he would play for them in 2018.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Zane Beadles Released By 49ers
Zane Beadles lost his starting offensive lineman job last season.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Saints Release Coby Fleener
Coby Fleener was released Monday with a "failed physical" designation.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Panthers Sign C.J. Anderson To One-Year Deal
C.J. Anderson will work as a complement to Christian McCaffrey.

Darin Gantt/ProFootballTalk

Eric Reid Files Grievance Under CBA
Eric Reid has filed a grievance under the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, alleging collusion has denied him a job for the upcoming 2018 season.

Chargers Exercise Fifth-Year Option On Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon enjoyed his first 1,000-yard season in 2017.