NFL free agency is nearly a week old already, and while most of the big names are already off the market, there are plenty of quality players available. Trade rumors are also starting to heat up with just over a month until the upcoming NFL Draft. Here is all the latest news & rumors you need to know:
Browns may still trade for Garoppolo
The Cleveland Browns were heavily linked to New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo early in the offseason, but any talks about a trade seemingly died when the Patriots publicly said they weren't willing to trade him. However, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman says many around the league believe the trade will eventually happen.
Teams still believe the Patriots will trade highly coveted backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and they believe the destination likely will be Cleveland. The possibility diminishes with each passing day, but team officials with whom I spoke still think it will happen.
I've been able to confirm that the Patriots want two first-rounders from the Browns for Garoppolo, as Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com first reported. The Browns would be stupid to do that (insert Browns joke here).
Most around the league, however, think New England's asking price will come down and there remains a solid chance of a trade happening. We'll see.
Garoppolo passed for 496 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in two starts this season.
Vikings are not going to re-sign Peterson
The Minnesota Vikings announced early Thursday morning that they were signing running back Latavius Murray, and general manager Rick Spielman confirmed that means they are no longer trying to re-sign Adrian Peterson.
"With us signing (Latavius) Murray, Adrian will move on elsewhere." - GM Rick Spielman— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 16, 2017
Peterson has expressed interest in signing with either the Giants, Raiders, Seahawks or Patriots, even saying he would take a team-friendly deal to play in New England.
Murray ran for 788 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns on 195 carries this past season for the Raiders.
Hoyer wants to start for 49ers
When Brian Hoyer signed with the San Francisco 49ers at the start of free agency, many were wondering if they signed him to be the team's starting quarterback or if he was to serve as the backup and another move was in the works. However, Hoyer told PFT Live that he signed with San Francisco because he believes it's a place where he can start.
“I’m going to have a really good opportunity to go in and be the starting quarterback, and that’s all I’m looking for at this point in my career,” Hoyer said. “I’m not ready to sit there and be content going into the season being a backup. I wanted an opportunity to compete for a starting job."
Hoyer chose San Francisco because of his relationship with new head coach Kyle Shanahan. Hoyer started 14 games for the Browns in 2014 when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator.
Hoyer, who started a handful of games for the Chicago Bears last season, passed for 1,445 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in six appearances.Back to the NFL Newsfeed