Broncos CB Brandon victim of hit-and-run
Tevrin Brandon | DEN
(May 25, 2015 7:34 PM EDT)
Broncos CB Tevrin Brandon was the victim of a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in Neptune City, N.J.
Brandon, 24, was crossing the highway at an intersection around 2:24 AM when he was hit by a black Ford F-150. The driver fled the scene and is still on the loose. Brandon was briefly hospitalized before being released later that morning. The former Monmouth player is a second-year UDFA and roster long-shot.
Newark Star-Ledger
Bears cut DE Ray McDonald following arrest
Ray McDonald | FA
(May 25, 2015 4:27 PM EDT)
Bears released DE Ray McDonald.
McDonald was immediately placed on a no-tolerance policy when the Bears signed him this past March. He was arrested on Monday for domestic violence and child endangerment after allegedly assaulting a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald will likely face a stiff penalty from the NFL. We would not bet on 31-year-old McDonald playing another down in the league.
Eric Weddle will be a no-show to OTAs
Eric Weddle | SD
(May 25, 2015 4:24 PM EDT)
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chargers FS Eric Weddle will be a no-show for Organized Team Activities.
This has long been expected. Weddle wants a new contract and recently stated he won't report to workouts "anytime soon." Owed $7.5 million, Weddle is entering the last year of his contract. He turned 30 this past January.
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Police: McDonald assaulted woman holding baby
Ray McDonald | CHI
(May 25, 2015 4:09 PM EDT)
According to the Santa Clara Police Department, Bears DE Ray McDonald is accused of physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby."
The charge is misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment. Full details of the alleged assault still haven't been made public. Considering McDonald's history, it would be a surprise if he played in the NFL this year.
Santa Clara Police Dept
Jay Ajayi frontrunner for No. 2 duites in MIA
Jay Ajayi | MIA
(May 25, 2015 3:04 PM EDT)
The Miami Herald considers Jay Ajayi the frontrunner to back up Lamar Miller, and believes he could "eventually challenge Miller for (the) starting job."
Both GM Dennis Hickey and football czar Mike Tannenbaum have said Ajayi has the ability to play all three downs. Were it not for questions about his right knee, Ajayi would have come off the board much earlier on draft weekend. At the very least, Ajayi should siphon passing-game targets from Miller.
Miami Herald
Jamar Taylor still favorite for starting job
Jamar Taylor | MIA
(May 25, 2015 2:59 PM EDT)
Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor remains the favorite to start opposite Brent Grimes.
The Dolphins wanted to upgrade Taylor, but didn't take a cornerback until the 145th pick of the draft (Bobby McCain). Taylor is facing competition from Zack Bowman and potentially Will Davis. Davis is recovering from a torn ACL, and isn't expected to practice before training camp.
Miami Herald
Adrian Peterson's agent hints at a holdout
Adrian Peterson | MIN
(May 25, 2015 1:54 PM EDT)
Adrian Peterson's agent hinted at a holdout in a Monday text message to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole.
"He is very very strong," Peterson's agent said. "He's like (Darrelle) Revis." Revis, of course, has become famous for winning contractual showdowns. Peterson seems to believe the Vikings committed an unforgivable sin by siding too closely with the NFL as his child-abuse scandal unfolded last fall. To date, the Vikings have been steadfast that AD will be in Minnesota this season. Peterson won't really be turning up the heat until he skips next month's minicamp and training camp.
Jason Cole on Twitter
Ray McDonald arrested on two charges
Ray McDonald | CHI
(May 25, 2015 1:52 PM EDT)
Updating an earlier item, Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment.
McDonald's third arrest in nine months will undoubtedly earn him his release from the Bears, and has likely ended his NFL career. McDonald, who is going on 31, has become a poisonous asset.
NBC Bay Area
Report: Bears DE Ray McDonald arrested again
Ray McDonald | CHI
(May 25, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)
Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.
This is the third time McDonald has been accused of violence against women in the last nine months. Details on this incident are still emerging, but there's a possibility of child endangerment as well. McDonald previously escaped discipline from both the police and the NFL on the first two incidents, one of which was an alleged rape that occurred during a party and another alleged domestic incident of a pregnant woman. The Bears signed McDonald, formerly of the 49ers, to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1.05M contract in March. Expect him to be cut shortly as GM Ryan Pace tries to save face.
Damian Trujillo on Twitter
Dee Milliner a candidate for PUP list
Dee Milliner | NYJ
(May 25, 2015 10:51 AM EDT)
Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') is a candidate for reserve/PUP.
Not only is Milliner coming off an Achilles' tendon rupture, but he's also been put in the toaster whenever he's been on the field. The smart play will be to let the former No. 9 overall pick take his time while watching Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine do their thing. Cutting a player with Milliner's talent while he has two fully guaranteed years left on his contract would be silly.
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