UPDATES & NEWS
Cardinals TE John Carlson announces his retirement.
In a seven year career, Carlson caught 210 passes for 2,256 yards and 15 touchdowns. He played for three different organizations: the Seahawks, Vikings and most recently, the Arizona Cardinals. He retired at the age of 30 and Troy Niklas seems to be the team's tight end this year with Carlson's retirement. Analysis: Colby Conway
Philip Rivers says trade talk didn’t come from his side.
This whole situation has been much to do about nothing. Rivers said he planned to play out his contract which expires after 2015 instead of sign an extension which caused rumors to swirl. "A lot of moving parts and lots to think about. Location, family, team … All I can say at this point regarding an extension is I’m willing to listen to anything. I’m also willing to play it out. I’m just fired up to be the Chargers QB in 2015," Rivers said. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Patriots are releasing CB Alfonzo Dennard.
Dennard played a limited amount in the Patriots' secondary, making only 15 tackles and being placed on IR before the playoffs started. With Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner leaving New England, Dennard figured for an increase in time, but apparently the Pats have different thoughts. Analysis: Rob Trayah
Colts WR Kadron Boone was waived on Monday.
Boone was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent last season. He was released by the Eagles and then later signed by the Rams to their practice. After signing with the Colts, he spent the rest of the playoff run on the team's practice squad. He will likely latch on another team's practice squad. Analysis: Colby Conway
Colts T Matt Hall was waived on Monday.
Hall latched on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent last year. After being by the Vikings in July, the Colts signed him and the injured reserve became his home. He will be looking to latch on with another team this season, but he is nothing more than depth on the offensive line. Analysis: Colby Conway
Packers have released C Joe Madsen.
Madsen isn't a very athletic center and in today's NFL, it appears that is the direction that the position is beginning to head. The Packers said good riddance, but there is nothing saying that there won't be at least a couple of teams looking to give Madsen a training camp invite. Analysis: Dom Murtha
49ers waive OLB Chase Thomas on Monday.
After serving his brief career as a special teams player, Thomas has been waived by the 49ers, as he was expected to start the season on the PUP list. There is no clear market for Thomas unless a team desperately needs some LB depth, but even so, there are plenty of other options out there. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Buccaneers claimed OT Reid Fragel off waivers from the Falcons.
Fragel towers at a massive 6'8" tall and sports an athletic 308 lbs for his frame. But still, after two years in the league, Fragel remains a bit of a raw talent and project player at offensive tackle. He will not be expect to start, but should be an interesting player to watch come training camp as he competes for a spot on the 53-man roster. Analysis: Dom Murtha