The NFL preseason is officially underway with the Hall of Fame Game in the books. That means the NFL rumor mill is starting to really pick up with various roster moves, holdouts, extensions and injuries. Here are all the latest NFL rumors you need to know:
Teddy Bridgewater wants trade to Dolphins?
The Miami Dolphins are looking at other options at quarterback following Ryan Tannehill's knee injury, and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater appears to be interested in a trade that would bring him back to South Florida, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk:
While the Dolphins seem to be focused for now on free agents in lieu of getting fleeced by another team, there’s a chance Bridgewater would welcome the chance to return home to South Florida. As noted by Aj Mansour of KFAN.com, Bridgewater “liked” a tweet advocating for a trade that would bring him to the Dolphins.
Bridgewater later unliked the tweet from former NFL defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke, but Bridgewater then dropped a trio of his own tweets reflecting positivity and, ultimately, declaring, “I can sense God is about to perform another miracle in my life.”
Bridgewater is still recovering from a knee injury that caused him to miss all of last season. Minnesota traded for Sam Bradford in order to replace Bridgewater, and there is no guarantee he will get his starting job back from Bradford whenever he is cleared to play.
In 2015, the Miami native passed for 3,231 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Latest on Broncos QB battle
One of the most competitive quarterback battles this preseason is in Denver with Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian battling for the starting role for the Broncos, and Marc Sessler of NFL.com writes that Siemian is starting to separate himself from Lynch.
"I think today you actually saw some separation," NFL Network's James Palmer reported Friday. "In my opinion, watching all the seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills, Trevor Siemian really had a better day than Paxton Lynch."
A raw performer as a rookie, Lynch gave way on Friday to Siemian, who showed better mastery of the attack after 14 mostly solid starts for the Broncos a year ago.
"You saw after Lynch had a couple of struggling reps, Trevor Siemian comes in, runs the play action, throws a dime into the quarter of the end zone for a touchdown," Palmer said. "The next play, play action, would have been a touchdown, but [was] dropped by tight end Jeff Heuerman in the end zone. Siemian looking just more poised in the spot."
After practice, first-year coach Vance Joseph complimented Siemian for having a "good day" and for consistently "changing plays at the line of scrimmage" to benefit the offense.
Siemian passed for 3,401 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 14 starts last season, while Lynch passed for 497 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in three appearances, including two starts.
Corey Davis "week to week" with hamstring injury
Tennessee Titans first-round pick Corey Davis is "week to week" after suffering a hamstring injury, leaving his status for Week One in question, according to Jim Wyatt of the team's website:
Davis suffered a hamstring injury a day earlier, and is “week to week,” according to Titans coach Mike Mularkey.
The team’s first-round pick said he plans to work hard, and return as soon as he possibly can.
“Obviously I was bummed, because I can’t practice the next few days. I am a competitor, and I want to be out there and practice and play,” Davis said Friday night. “But we are just taking it slow at this point.
“I got real emotional about it (when it first happened). I am a competitor and I want to be out there and do what I can to help out this great team. But I guess that is just not in God’s plans. I am just going to take it slow and take it week by week.”
Davis, who is expected to start for the Titans, caught 97 passes for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns last season for Western Michigan last year.Back to the NFL Newsfeed