Megatron tested out his ankle pregame, running on the field at Wembley Stadium in London, where the Lionswill take on the Atlanta Falcons, but the wide receiver was unable to play. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Lions' hope was to get Johnson a full month of rest, per a source informed of the Lions' decision.
Tom Brady calls for players to stand united and have 'very intense negotiations' with NFL on offseason program
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady delivered an impassioned speech during an NFLPA call on Friday imploring for players to have "very intense negotiations" regarding the offseason workout program.
Eagles claim former Lions RB Kerryon Johnson
The Philadelphia Eagles claimed the former second-round pick via waivers Friday, the team announced.
NFL informs teams they can hold training camp off-site again
The league informed teams they will be allowed to conduct training camp away from their team facilities, Tom Pelissero reports. Vaccinated players or staff are also permitted to gather outside the facility, but the two groups cannot mix or gather with unvaccinated players and coaches.
NFL spoke with Bills GM Brandon Beane regarding comments about potentially cutting an unvaccinated player
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday that the NFL spoke with Bills general manager Brandon Beane following his comments about potentially releasing an unvaccinated player. The league notified Beane a team may not release a player solely due to vaccination status.
Frank Reich: Drafting Jalen Hurts didn't send Carson Wentz into 'tailspin'
Colts head coach Frank Reich doesn't believe the Eagles bringing in Jalen Hurts sent Carson Wentz' career to "a tailspin" and thinks that Wentz is in the right spot for a career "reset."
Commissioner Roger Goodell's draft chair on display in Canton
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's draft chair won't sit still. It's spending the summer in Canton. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday that Goodell's leather armchair is on display for the next four months after again playing a starring role in the draft.
Friday Roundup: WR Josh Doctson among Jets cuts; DL Quinnen Williams undergoes successful surgery
Here are news and notes from Friday around the NFL.
Tyler Lockett: Speedy D'Wayne Eskridge a perfect fit in Seahawks WR trio
The Seahawks spent their only draft pick in the Top 100 on Western Michigan wideout D'Wayne Eskridge. The addition of the speedy receiver gives the Seahawks a blazing trio in DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Eskridge, who can all run 4.4 or faster 40-yard dashes.
Lions CB Jeff Okudah 'grateful' for new defensive coaches Glenn, Pleasant after year under Patricia
Jeff Okudah, the consensus top corner in last year's draft, looked lost on the field in former coach Matt Patricia's defense. After meeting with his new Lions coaches, Okudah says he's on the right path.
Jerome Bettis on Najee Harris pick: 'These running backs are not a dime a dozen'
While some may believe selecting a running back in the first round is a mistake, former Steeler Jerome Bettis isn't among them. The Hall of Famer said he thinks taking Najee Harris was "a great pick."
Former Patriots DB Jason McCourty signing with Dolphins
Jason McCourty is reuniting with Brian Flores and signing with the Miami Dolphins, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday. It's a one-year deal for McCourty, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.