The NFL offseason rumor mill isn't as chaotic as it was during free agency, though the start of OTAs have provided some buzz. There's some potential trade rumors and injuries to keep an eye on, specifically the one suffered by No. 1 pick Myles Garrett. Here are all the latest NFL rumors you need to know.
Myles Garrett will be ready for training camp
Cleveland Browns defensive end and No. 1 pick Myles Garrett suffered a foot injury at practice on Wednesday, and the team diagnosed him with a mild sprain and expect him to be ready for training camp.
“After being evaluated by Browns head team physician Dr. James Voos of University Hospitals and foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina, Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain,” the Browns said in a statement. “He is expected to be ready for training camp.”
Garrett was limited last season at Texas A&M with a severely sprained ankle, and Cleveland originally feared that he had re-aggravated that injury. Garrett had 33 tackles with 15 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 10 games last season.
Redskins want to sign Cousins long-term "in the worst way"
The Washington Redskins placed the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins for the second year in a row, and are still trying to sign him to a long-term deal. Though contract talks are reportedly going nowhere right now, senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams told NFL Network's Up To The Minute Live that they want to get Cousins locked up long term "in the worst way."
"Let's face this thing, the last two years, Kirk Cousins has had tremendous years," Williams said. "And one thing in this league that's hard to find is that guy to run the football team and Kirk does a tremendous job doing that. And with the weapons that he has and the offensive line that he has and I think our defense is a little better than what we were last year, quite naturally you want Kirk Cousins as quarterback.
"All I can do is hope and pray that Kirk looks at the big picture and looks at this football team and realizes we do have a pretty solid football team, solid offensive line, he's got something to work with," Williams said. "Having said that, [vice president of football administration] Eric Schaffer and [president Bruce Allen] have been on this negotiation for a long time. I think it's unfair for me to stick my head into it at this time. Now, I'm aware of what's going on, but as far as my two cents into it and talking to Kirk and what have you, I think I have to step back from that."
The deadline for players on the franchise tag to work out a new deal is July 15. Cousins passed for 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season.
Cowboys not looking to sign another backup quarterback
The Dallas Cowboys are making one thing clear - they are not looking for a backup quarterback.
Kellen Moore is slated to be Dak Prescott's backup, but given his struggles when he saw the field in 2015 and how different his play-style is from Prescott's, many thought they could be looking to upgrade. That is not the case, as offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the Cowboys “have all the confidence in the world” in Moore, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
“He’s like a machine,” Linehan said. “He anticipates and sees guys open. He’s extremely accurate. A lot of guys get it done different ways, but guys don’t last long if they can’t hit moving targets on the run. That’s what he does best.
“It might be a little bit different than Dak would do it, but he knows what he can do and he doesn’t let what he can’t do get in his way,”
Moore would figure to step in if Prescott were to suffer an injury, but he may not see extended playing time in such a scenario. Dallas has gone out of their way to not rule out a possible Tony Romo return if anything were to happen to Prescott.
Romo, who is now a broadcaster for CBS, has a clause in his contract that would allow him to return to the NFL if he chose to do so.
Moore has played in just three games in his career, all of which came with the Cowboys in 2015 - and all of which were losses. In those games, he passed for 779 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions.Back to the NFL Newsfeed