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Darrick Forrest Jr. signs his rookie deal with Washington

Safety Darrick Forrest has signed his rookie deal with the Washington Football Team, his representation, Agency 1 Sports, announced on social media. Washington made Forrest, who played at the University of Cincinnati, the 163rd overall choice. Forrest played 49 career games at UC, starting the final 28 contests of his career with the Bearcats. He [more]

Giants waive Breeland Speaks

The Giants have waived defensive end Breeland Speaks. New York signed Speaks to a futures deal in January. He spent time on both Las Vegas as Dallas’ practice squads in 2020. Originally a Chiefs second-round pick in 2018, Speaks hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since playing in all 16 as a rookie. He appeared [more]

Kelvin Benjamin is expected at Giants rookie minicamp as tryout player

Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman picked wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin with the 28th selection in the 2014 draft and now he’s giving him an opportunity to resume his playing career. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports that Benjamin is expected to take part in this weekend’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Benjamin was with the [more]

Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Chiefs

The Vikings declined the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of cornerback Mike Hughes earlier this month. On Thursday, the team moved on from Hughes. The Vikings have agreed to trade Hughes to the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Minnesota gets a 2022 sixth-round choice, and the Chiefs get Hughes and a 2022 seventh-round [more]

Falcons claim Sam Jones off waivers

After Indianapolis cut him on Wednesday, offensive lineman Sam Jones has a new home. The Falcons claimed Jones off waivers on Thursday, giving the club more depth on the offensive line. Jones had only been with Indianapolis since Dec. 30 when he signed with the team’s practice squad. he later signed a futures contract in [more]

Giants sign Azeez Ojulari, Gary Brightwell, Rodarius Williams

The Giants signed three of their six-player draft class Thursday, the team announced. The team’s second-round selection, outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari, and the two sixth-round choices, running back Gary Brightwell and cornerback Rodarius Williams, have signed. The Giants made Ojulari the 50th overall choice. He played 27 games with 23 starts in three seasons at [more]

49ers sign four more draft picks

Second-round guard Aaron Banks wasn’t the only 49ers draft pick to reach agreement on his first NFL contract on Thursday. The team announced that four others have also signed their four-year deals. Fifth-round offensive lineman Jaylon Moore, fifth-round defensive back Deommodore Lenoir, fifth-round safety Talanoa Hufanga, and sixth-round running back Elijah Mitchell also signed with [more]

Cowboys agree to terms with draft choices Israel Mukuamu, Matt Farniok

The Cowboys have agreed to terms with a pair of draft picks, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. South Carolina defensive back Israel Mukuamu and Nebraska interior offensive lineman Matt Farniok are in the fold. The Cowboys drafted 11 players and signed 13 undrafted free agents. Mukuamu will begin his career at safety [more]

Aaron Jones doesn’t know much about Aaron Rodgers’ situation

At a time when plenty of former and current Packers players seem to know a little something about what’s going on with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Aaron Jones doesn’t know anything — and he doesn’t want to. “I’m just sitting back,” Jones told Rich Eisen on Thursday. “I mean, I see what everybody else [more]

Packers announce the signing of Blake Bortles

The Packers made it official, announcing the signing of quarterback Blake Bortles. The team begins its on-field work next week, and Aaron Rodgers is not expected to participate. That was set to leave Jordan Love as the only quarterback at the organized team activities. Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was with Bortles for four seasons [more]

Buccaneers sign three draft picks to rookie deals

The Buccaneers have taken care of some business before the start of rookie minicamp, signing three of their 2021 draft picks to their rookie deals. Tampa Bay announced linebacker K.J. Britt, cornerback Chris Wilcox, and linebacker Grant Stuard have all signed their standard four-year contracts. Britt was the team’s fifth-round pick at No. 176 overall [more]

Buccaneers will be favored in every game

Betting lines are not yet available for all 272 NFL regular-season games in 2021. When they are, one team will be favored to win each of its 17 contests. According to the folks at PointsBet, the Buccaneers will be favored to win each of their 17 games. The closest line will apply to the Week [more]

Sixth-rounder Cole Van Lanen signs with Packers

Add the Packers to the list of teams who have started signing their draft picks. According to multiple reports, they have agreed to a deal with sixth-round offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen. It will be a four-year contract for Van Lanen in Green Bay, although his run in the town has already lasted a lot [more]

Vikings sign draft picks Zach Davidson, Ihmir Smith-Marsette

The Vikings have agreed to terms with a pair of fifth-round choices Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Zach Davidson, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Smith-Marsette, a receiver and kick returner from Iowa, received a four-year, $3.8 million contract, including a $318,960 signing bonus. Davidson, a tight end out of Central Missouri, receives a four-year, $3.78 [more]

Bears will work on “building blocks” with Justin Fields at minicamp

Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has watched plenty of film of Justin Fields playing quarterback, but he’ll get a different view of the first-round pick this week. Lazor will get the chance to do that at the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend and said he’s looking forward to seeing “what it looks like in-person” when [more]

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