The former Broncos safety, who was released in part because of the non-guaranteed $4.5 million due to him in the final year of his deal, started 41 games in Denver the last three seasons and was a key cog in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 run. Ward logged 87 tackles and an interception last season, though he battled hamstring issues during camp and appeared to lose footing to second-year defender Justin Simmons.
Raiders QB Derek Carr: 'I'd probably quit football if I had to play for somebody else'
The Raiders were the only team to appear on the reported wish lists for both Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson amid their discontent with their respective franchises. Derek Carr, whose job would be claimed if Las Vegas traded for one of the aforementioned NFC star QBs, declared Tuesday there's only one team he'll play for. It's the same one he's been with for his entire career.
Cowboys announce return to Oxnard for training camp
After a season away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Cowboys are saddling up for a return to the friendly confides of Oxnard, California. The Cowboys announced Tuesday their official return to Oxnard for 2021 training camp.
Bill Belichick: Cam Newton's 'way ahead of where he was last year at this time'
After a season of struggles last year with a lack of offseason preparation, Patriots QB Cam Newton is "way ahead of where he was later year at this time."
Tua Tagovailoa on 5-INT minicamp practice: Emphasis was 'to be aggressive, push the ball downfield'
During Tuesday's opening day of Dolphins minicamp practice, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa struggled in what was described as monsoon-like weather by some beat reporters. The second-year signal-caller reportedly tossed five interceptions during the session.
Calvin Ridley aiming to 'keep the standard high' for Falcons following Julio Jones trade
With Julio Jones gone, it's now Calvin Ridley's WR room to lead. He feels he's learned enough from his time spent with Jones to take the reins, because there's a high bar to reach now that the Falcons great is gone.
Wearing an 'I'm offended' T-shirt, Aaron Rodgers says 'it's been one of those quiet offseasons you just dream about'
Aaron Rodgers' future with the Packers has been the talk of the NFL the past few months, but the reigning MVP says his time away has been "one of those quiet offseasons you just dream about."
Half of NFL teams have 51 or more players vaccinated for COVID-19
Sixteen of the NFL's 32 teams have 51 or more players vaccinated for COVID-19, while the other 16 teams have 50 or fewer players vaccinated, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
Roundup: Panthers sign first-round pick Jaycee Horn to rookie deal
Carolina has agreed to terms with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Plus, other news we're monitoring around the NFL on Tuesday.
Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson returns to Vikings
Recently cut by the Browns, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has signed with another one of his previous teams, the Minnesota Vikings.
49ers TE George Kittle: Trey Lance 'has all the attributes to be a very special quarterback'
Joining NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" Tuesday, George Kittle gushed over the No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance.
Xavien Howard not attending minicamp; Dolphins HC Brian Flores says 'it's a very unique situation'
Xavien Howard's only played season on a previous contract extension, but he isn't at the first day of Dolphins minicamp and a new deal is the reason, head coach Brian Flores said.