NFL Recent Player News
|4/25/2017||Adrian Peterson, NO, RB|
|Peterson has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Analysis: Peterson has spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings, surpassing 1,000 yards rushing in a season seven times and 2,000 yards once. However, he played in only three games last season before being sidelined by a knee injury.
|4/21/2017||Chris Thompson, Was, RB|
|The Washington Redskins re-signed Thompson to his tender contract. Friday was the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams, but Thompson did not sign with anyone else since being tendered by the Redskins.
Analysis: Last season, Thompson played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, posting career highs in rushing attempts (68), rushing yards (356), rushing touchdowns (three), receptions (49) and receiving yards (349) while matching his career high with two receiving touchdowns.
|4/20/2017||Jon Bostic, Ind, LB|
|The Indianapolis Colts signed Bostic on Thursday.
Analysis: Bostic has played four seasons in the NFL, most recently with Detroit in 2016. The 6-foot, 245-pounder has started 18 of 40 games and has 140 tackles. He had 55 tackles as a rookie with Chicago in 2013 and followed that season with a career-high 84 tackles in 2014. The Bears then traded him to New England in 2015, where he played primarily on special teams before landing with the Lions.
|4/20/2017||Khalil Mack, Oak, DE|
|Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season.
Analysis: The AP Defensive Player of the Year for 2016, Mack had sacks in eight straight games during one stretch last season and finished with 11 - the All-Pro edge rusher's presence such that opponents sent multiple blockers his way but still didn't stop one of the NFL's elite defenders. He was part of 73 tackles, had his first career interception and touchdown, and forced five fumbles while recovering three.
|4/17/2017||Jason McCourty, Ten, CB|
|The Titans have officially released McCourty, ending the cornerback's eight-year association with the team.
Analysis: McCourty had already announced the move, which clears $7 million off the Titans' books for next season, last week on his Twitter account. The 29-year-old should draw plenty of interest on the open market, albeit at likely a lower salary.
|4/17/2017||Branden Albert, Jax, T|
|Albert was not present when the Jaguars began voluntary workouts Monday.
Analysis: NFL.com reported that the recently acquired offensive tackle is seeking a new contract. Albert, who's started 118 games over nine pro seasons, is slated to be Jacksonville's left tackle after being acquired from the Dolphins last month in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round pick.
|4/17/2017||Kawann Short, Car, DT|
|Short and the Panthers have agreed to a five-year contract worth a reported $80.5 million. The mega-deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL.com.
Analysis: The Panthers made retaining Short a top priority after placing the franchise tag on him in February, and they've succeeded in keeping one of the league's best interior rushers in the fold. The 28-year-old recorded 11 sacks and three forced fumbles during a breakout 2015 campaign and followed up with six sacks and 12 tackles for loss while starting all 16 games last season.
|4/14/2017||Nick Marshall, NYJ, CB|
|Marshall has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.
Analysis: Heading into his third pro season, Marshall is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games before serving the suspension. A college quarterback at Auburn, Marshall was converted to cornerback by Jacksonville in 2015. He joined the Jets last season and has mostly been used as a kick returner.
|4/13/2017||Johnathan Hankins, Ind, DT|
|The Indianapolis Colts signed Hankins to a three-year, $30 million deal, ESPN reported on Thursday.
Analysis: Hankins recorded 43 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble while playing in all 16 games last season with the New York Giants. The 25-year-old played with Jason Pierre-Paul, Olivier Vernon and Damon Harrison on a Giants' defense that ranked third against the run last season.
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