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.
"No progress" on extension talks between Cousins, Redskins
There's about a month until the July 15 deadline for players who were franchise tagged to sign multi-year contracts with their respective teams, and Kirk Cousins doesn't have much hope of reaching a deal with the Washington Redskins before then.
"No progress to speak of," Cousins said, but CSN Mid-Atlantic reports there is still hope for a deal to get done before the deadline.
Although Cousins did not come right out and say it, he seemed to indicate that the approaching deadline could pressure the sides to return to the negotiating table. Recent history has also proven that to be case; in 2015, franchised players Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Justin Houston all signed multi-year extensions with their respective teams at the deadline.
Cousins signed his franchise tender on March 3 that will pay him $20 million this season, and he has said that he's fine with playing out the season without a long-term deal in place.
Broncos working to extend Sanders, Marshall
While there is some friction between the Broncos and linebacker Von Miller in their contract extension talks, Denver has turned their attention to extension talks with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and linebacker Brandon Marshall, according to KUSA's Mike Klis:
The Broncos sent Sanders a contract proposal last week and agent Todd France recently sent back a counter.
He is making $5.6 million this season in the final year of his three-year contract.
The Broncos are further along in contract negotiations with Marshall, in part because he has a deadline of Wednesday. A restricted free agent who received a second-round, $2.553 million tender, Marshall has yet to sign.
If he doesn’t sign by Wednesday, Marshall’s deal could be reduced to a 10 percent raise from the $585,000 salary he made last season, although the Broncos would probably re-up him for the $2.553 million.
Sanders caught 76 passes for 1,135 yards and six touchdowns last season, while Marshall had 102 tackles with two forced fumbles and one interception.
Perriman tears ACL
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman has suffered a partially torn ACL in his left knee, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He is visiting Dr. James Andrews on Monday to determine if he needs season-ending surgery on the injury.
Perriman, who was drafted with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 draft, missed all of last season with a torn PCL in his right knee.Back to the NFL Newsfeed