The NFL offseason is in a lull, as most teams are focused on minicamps and getting their current players ready for the upcoming season. While free agency is largely quiet, there is still plenty buzz around the league. There are a few notable names left on the market, and several teams are working on getting new deals for their current players. Here are all the latest NFL rumors and news around the league.
Miller, Broncos negotiations thrown off by Vernon's contract with Giants?
The Denver Broncos have put their negotiations with star linebacker Von Miller on hold, but more information is coming out about their original offer to the Super Bowl MVP. Denver's offer to Miller was for $114.5 million over six years, yet the two sides couldn't agree on the structure of guaranteed dollars - which, according to KUSA's Mike Klis, is caused by the amount of guaranteed money the New York Giants gave DE Olivier Vernon this offseason:
Miller's reps have referred not only to Suh's contract, but the recent $17 million a year deal the New York Giants gave defensive lineman Olivier Dean that included $29 million in year one cash. Vernon has 29.0 career sacks and no playoff appearances. Miller has 60.0 career sacks and 6.5 more in the postseason.
Denver's offer to Miller included $39.5 million in cash payments over the first two years. Miller was seeking more than $70 million over the first three years of the contract.
Rex Ryan done without playoff berth?
Ryan is entering his second season as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, but many feel it could be his last with the team if they don't make the playoffs - including legendary Bills quarterback Jim Kelly.
"I think Rex [Ryan] will probably be looking for another job," Kelly told Jim Rome. "I think everybody knows that including Rex."
Buffalo has missed the playoffs 16 straight seasons, the longest active streak in the NFL.
49ers to rely more on Carlos Hyde
Hyde surprisingly led the NFL in rushing through the first several games of last season until a nagging foot injury cut his year short, and he's expected to build on that production under new head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly certainly plans to build the offense around what Hyde can do - and that includes making him a featured part of their passing attack.
“He’s got really, really good hands,” Kelly said. “He made a really nice catch [on Tuesday] in the flats on a difficult throw. It’s interesting from someone that size and that has that skill set as a guy coming out of the backfield. So, it’s certainly something we need to continue to build upon with him.”
Hyde has just 23 catches during his first two years in the NFL.
Roddy White will only play for a few teams
Former Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White wants to play for a contender. He refuses to play for a team that doesn't have a chance to win a Super Bowl, and would rather retire than play for a bad team.
"When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers, I was like, 'Wow, I really don’t want to go there,'" White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I knew I couldn’t win with any of those teams. At this point of my career, I don’t want to be dragging my feet in Week 13 just to have an opportunity to be 4-10 next week."
White said there are only six teams that he considers true Super Bowl contenders and that he's already turned down offers from teams. If White doesn't get an offer from one of those contending teams by Week 4 or 5, White says he'll retire.Back to the NFL Newsfeed