Clemson G/T Thomas undergoes ACL surgery
Brandon Thomas | CLG
(April 23, 2014 6:20 PM EDT)
Clemson T/G Brandon Thomas underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday.
Thomas was a potential first-round sleeper before going down in a pre-drafrt workout for the Saints earlier this month. Now, he's not expected to be taken before the third round. Thomas will open the season on the PUP list and could be back for the stretch run. It's possible he'll "redshirt" as a rookie on I.R.
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Rams WR Justin Veltung signs ERFA tender
Justin Veltung | STL
(April 23, 2014 5:55 PM EDT)
Rams re-signed exclusive rights free agent WR Justin Veltung to a one-year, $495,000 contract.
Geltung was promoted from the practice squad in December and handled returns while Tavon Austin was sidelined. He faces long odds to make the roster.
Panthers OG Chris Scott signs ERFA tender
Chris Scott | CAR
(April 23, 2014 5:53 PM EDT)
Panthers re-signed exclusive rights free agent OG Chris Scott to a one-year, $570,000 contract.
Scott appeared in ten games for the Panthers last season, making eight starts. He's had weight problems as recently as last summer when he reported to the Bills at 360 pounds. Jobs on the Carolina offensive line are open to competition.
CB Marcus Trufant retiring after 11 seasons
Marcus Trufant | SEA
(April 23, 2014 5:33 PM EDT)
Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons.
Trufant, 33, will sign a one-day contract with Seattle on Thursday so he can retire as a member of the team. The former No. 11 overall pick out of Washington State spent his entire career with the Seahawks before inking a one-year deal with the Jaguars last offseason and getting released at final cuts. He spent the 2013 season on the street. Trufant started 125 games in his career, making 644 tackles, deflecting 102 passes and picking off 21 others.
Seahawks likely to decline Carpenter's option
James Carpenter | SEA
(April 23, 2014 5:07 PM EDT)
The Seahawks are leaning toward declining LG James Carpenter's club option for 2015.
Carpenter was the 25th pick in the 2011 draft and has missed 16 career games due to injuries. He did start the NFC Championship game and Super Bowl at left guard last season and appeared in all 19 games but was a liability both as a run blocker and pass protector. Carpenter's roster spot could even be in jeopardy.
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Luke Stocker sidelined at Bucs workouts
Luke Stocker | TB
(April 23, 2014 5:02 PM EDT)
Bucs TE Luke Stocker is not participating in voluntary workouts this week due to an undisclosed ailment.
Stocker went on injured reserve with a hip injury in late September, but it's unclear if the two situations are related. "That's hurting guys like him," said coach Lovie Smith about Stocker not taking part this week. The fourth-year tight end has just one year left on his rookie deal and won't be handed anything.
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Cowboys sign QB Caleb Hanie
Caleb Hanie | DAL
(April 23, 2014 4:44 PM EDT)
Cowboys signed QB Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract.
Hanie, 28, hasn't appeared in a game since compiling an 0-4 record for the Bears in 2011, completing just 50 percent of his passes for 613 yards, three touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He's merely a camp arm for Dallas.
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Mikel Leshoure skipping voluntary workouts
Mikel Leshoure | DET
(April 23, 2014 4:06 PM EDT)
Mikel Leshoure is skipping voluntary workouts this week.
Leshoure is one of four players not in attendance, including Ndamukong Suh, CB Chris Houston (toe), and WR Carlin Isles (rugby). Leshoure likely wants out of Detroit, as he's no higher than the No. 3 running back and might even be No. 4. GM Martin Mayhew has already stated he doesn't want to deal Leshoure.
Cardinals expect Mathieu to start camp on PUP
Tyrann Mathieu | ARZ
(April 23, 2014 3:32 PM EDT)
Coach Bruce Arians expects DB Tyrann Mathieu (knee) to begin training camp on the PUP list.
"I think Ty is going to up to the wire," Arians said. "I still anticipate him on PUP, but he refuses to believe it. That's a good thing." Mathieu had never even heard of the PUP list before Wednesday. The kid is relentless and is aiming to take the field for day one of training camp. We can't see it happening, however. Being ready for the season opener is much more realistic.
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Report: Patriots 'incredibly high' on Savage
Tom Savage | CLG
(April 23, 2014 2:55 PM EDT)
TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports the Patriots are "incredibly high" on Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage.
Some in the New England organization are now referring to Savage as "Tom #2," with Tom Brady being "Tom #1" of course. Savage has been generating a ton of buzz in recent weeks and has even had to turn down workout requests due to a jam-packed schedule. He has a rifle for an arm but accuracy flaws. Savage may need to sit for a couple years. Ryan Mallett can be a free agent next March.