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Report: Rams appear more likely to tag Lamarcus Joyner than Sammy Watkins

The Rams could use their franchise tag on Lamarcus Joyner and allow wide receiver Sammy Watkins to test the market, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. The Rams might not have enough salary-cap room to keep both. Franchising Watkins projects to cost the Rams $16.2 million, while Joyner’s tag number is expected to be $11.1 [more]

Report: DeMarcus Lawrence wants $17 million a year

The Cowboys are expected to use the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence if they can’t come to a long-term deal before March 6. Since they have not even begun talks with the defensive end’s agent, it seems unlikely the sides will come to an agreement in less than two weeks. Negotiations will begin next week [more]

Bucs release Nick Folk

The Buccaneers announced they have released kicker Nick Folk in a procedural move. Tampa Bay placed Folk on injured reserve on October 9 with a left knee injury that required surgery. Dr. James Andrews cleared Folk to resume kicking last week, clearing the way for the Bucs to move on without him. Folk, 33, was [more]

Report: Former NFL player Therrian Fontenot was driving DeSean Jackson’s car

Former NFL player Therrian Fontenot allegedly was driving DeSean Jackson‘s pickup when it wrecked on Christmas Eve, according to a police report obtained by Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. The Chevy Silverado, which hit a tree, had 6.3 grams of marijuana inside, an amount that would be a misdemeanor offense in Florida. Police [more]

Report: Panthers could tag Graham Gano but also want to keep Andrew Norwell

The Panthers hope to keep offensive guard Andrew Norwell, who becomes a free agent next month, but they are more likely to tag kicker Graham Gano, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The offensive line tag number of more than $14 million for Norwell is cost prohibitive for a guard. The league’s highest-paid guard, on [more]

Could an unexpected team enter the chase for Kirk Cousins?

When it comes to the looming chase for quarterback Kirk Cousins, it’s easy to compile the universe of potential candidates: Broncos, Jets, Browns, Cardinals, Vikings, Bills, maybe the Jaguars. But what if all the talk about Cousins gets other teams intrigued about the possibility of upgrading their current quarterback situation? Consider, for example, the Cowboys. [more]

Robert Nkemdiche has “clean slate” with new coaching staff

Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche showed off the kind of playmaking ability that led the Cardinals to draft him in the first round of the 2016 draft when he scooped up a fumble and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown against Giants in Week 16 last season. The problem for the Cardinals is that big [more]

Report: Case involving DeSean Jackson’s wrecked car now inactive

Tampa police no longer are investigating the case involving DeSean Jackson‘s vehicle that was found wrecked with bullets and marijuana inside on Christmas Eve, Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports. The case is inactive because no witnesses or evidence place a driver behind the wheel at the time of the crash, via Laine. Police found the [more]

Report: Franchise tag unlikely for Sheldon Richardson

Before the window to use the franchise tag opened earlier this week, we ran through options to get the tag from each team in the NFL. When it came to the Seahawks, two names were mentioned. One was tight end Jimmy Graham, but there haven’t been many signs that the team is planning to go [more]

Patrick Peterson’s role unlikely to change much under new staff

Since he arrived in Arizona, cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s assignment, more often than not, is the opponent’s best receiver. Peterson traveled to cover a particular receiver in 11 of 16 games last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He recently told the team website that he doesn’t want his role to “change too much” but he [more]

Russell Wilson says he’s heading to Yankees camp on Monday

Offseason programs don’t start in the NFL for a while, but players are doing their own work to get ready for the 2018 season until teams are permitted to start holding practices. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s work will involve some time on the baseball diamond. Wilson played minor league baseball for a couple of years [more]

Giants waive Deontae Skinner

The Giants have cleared a spot on their offseason roster. The team announced on Thursday that they have waived linebacker Deontae Skinner. Skinner spent parts of the last two seasons on the Giants active roster. He originally signed to their practice squad in September 2016 and then moved to the active roster for four games. [more]

Vance Joseph thinks Broncos are “really close”

We’ve heard several Broncos players share their thoughts about why quarterback Kirk Cousins should sign with their team as a free agent, but tampering rules don’t permit coach Vance Joseph to make the same kind of pitch. Joseph can talk about what he thinks makes Denver an appealing place to play, however. He did exactly [more]

Eagles’ quarterback situation can quickly get messy in 2018

When Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he believes the team would have won the Super Bowl with Carson Wentz at quarterback, some viewed it as a slap at Nick Foles. It’s not; it’s a fairly obvious opinion based on how well the Eagles were playing with Wentz under center. But the reality for the Eagles [more]

Davis Webb hoping to convince new Giants bosses they don’t need a QB

If the Giants want to find the heir to quarterback Eli Manning, they have a perfect opportunity with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. But the new administration also inherited a project, and Davis Webb is doing everything he can to sell himself to General Manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat [more]

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