Green Bay Packers: The Packers new tight end Jared Cook will miss a decent portion of the offseason program with a foot injury, though he is not expected to miss any regular season time.
Indianapolis Colts: Reports indicate that the Colts are close to locking up quarterback Andrew Luck on a new deal. The progress has come after Colts owner Jim Irsay agreed to back off of his stance that it should be a 10 year deal. The deal is expected to be the biggest all time…yet Jim Irsay says he hopes it will be “team friendly”…yeah…Irsay.
Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have brought back outside linebacker Dezman Moses after giving him time to explore Free Agency. Moses figures to be a favorite for one of the depth positions. There was apparently a dust up between defensive tackle Jaye Howard and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif during OTAs this week.
- Author’s Take: Some might not think the Howard-LDT thing is newsworthy, but if I’m going to call out the Bills and Raiders for it, then the Chiefs are not exempt. Getting into it at a practice where there isn’t even any hitting is about the stupidest thing I can imagine in football.
Los Angeles Rams: The Rams have waived wide receiver Stedman Bailey with a Non-Football Injury designation. He is just seven months removed from having survived being shot in the head. If he clears waivers, he will go on the team’s NFI list. The team has entered into contract extension talks with Head Coach Jeff Fisher and General Manager Les Snead. Meanwhile, they are also still trying to get a late round pick for quarterback Nick Foles.
Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have signed safety Harrison Smith to an extension that makes him the highest paid safety in the NFL.
- Chiefs’ Take: This was about the range that many expected Eric Berry to get on his next contract. Obviously this will bump up his market though, as Smith doesn’t have anywhere near the career accolades of Berry.
- Author’s Take: It wouldn’t be wrong to say Dorsey got beat to the punch here. It won’t be a huge difference in contract money, but the Chiefs will still be paying more than they might have.
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