NFL: Shawne Merriman signs tender, News, and Rumors
The San Diego Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman ended his holdout and signed his 1 year, $3, 269 million tender. Merriman missed 2 weeks of training camp from being displeased with his status on the team.
The San Francisco 49ers RB Glen Coffee retires from the NFL just after 1 season. Reasons of retirement are no yet known but this comes as a surprise as he was the 49ers backup running back and showed promise.
Cleveland Browns MLB D’Qwell Jackson is out for 3-8 weeks with a strained pectoral muscle.
New Orleans Saints HB Lynell Hamilton is out for the year with a torn ACL
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch who is trying to revive his career is off to a good start in training camp and is receiving props from coach Carroll
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon outplays Bryon Leftwich in the pre-season opener. Dixon could make a case to start if he keeps this up.
The New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins contract re-negotiations are far off with the team. The Patriots had offered Mankins money that would make him the 3rd highest paid guard but he wanted more years. So far both the team and Mankins seem unlikely to get a deal off soon.
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones is currently listed as the starting running back over Jamaal Charles
Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower is ahead of RB Beanie Wells for the starting running back spot
The Baltimore Ravens could be willing to move RB Willis McGahee with Jalen Parmele impressing coaches
Chicago Bears RB Harvey Unga has been placed on the IR
New England Patriots DL Ty Warren is out for the year with a hip injury that will require season ending surgery.
With the sudden retirement of San Francisco 49ers RB Glen Coffee, RB Michael Robinson is the 2nd running back with Anthony Dixon right behind him.