We scour the internet for NFL news so you don’t have to. Here’s the latest from the past 36 hours as part of our NFL News Digest series:
Future Hall Of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez indicates he’s nearly certain he’s retiring. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
Head Coach Marvin Lewis has banned use of Twitter during training camp. [Cincinnati Enquirer]
Kansas City Chiefs
Pro Bowl WR Dwayne Bowe did not sign his franchise-tag offer from the team and is currently sitting out of training camp. [NFL.com]
Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill still a holdout, but is training with Chris Weinke at IMG Madden Football Academy. During last year’s lockout, Weinke trained Cam Newton. [Chris Mortensen]
In an after practice press conference, Rex Ryan indicated that starting cornerback Antonio Cromartie might fill in at times this season at Wide Receiver. [NFL.com]
New Safety LaRon Landry has been activated to the roster after passing a physical late this week. He had initially been listed on the PUP list after not being able to participate in mini-camps this summer. [Wall Street Journal]
5 year / $42.5 M extension signed by Antonio Brown (WR). Significant because star WR Mike Wallace remains unsigned.
San Diego Chargers
Charlie Whitehurst (backup QB) got injured, so the team signed Kyle Boller on Friday to fill in behind Phillip Rivers for 2-3 weeks. A day later, Kyle Boller has reportedly retired. [CBS Sports]
San Francisco 49ers
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh said the #1 WR spot is open to competition for Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn Jr and Kyle Williams.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After releasing their leader in touchdown receptions from last year, Dez Briscoe, Tampa’s receiving corps takes another hit on Friday, Arrelious Benn sprained his ACL and is out for an estimated four weeks. [NFL]
According to Head Coach Mike Munchak, WR Kenny Britt might be unable to play during preseason, but is able to use the treadmill in rehab.
Claimed Dezmon Briscoe (WR) off of waivers. Briscoe lead Tampa Bay with 6 receiving touchdowns. [Washington Post]
Chris Cooley heaps praise on leadership of RG3: “He’s the (bleeping) leader of this football team. I can honestly say that. He’s so real. There’s no B.S. This is who he is. I sit next to him in the team meetings, and there isn’t a guy on the team he doesn’t have a relationship with. Not one. He talks to everyone, he shares part of himself with everyone. He sends texts to everyone. Griff is our leader. People wonder if he’s the same guy they see being interviewed or in the commercials. He is. He is the kind of person you want to follow. It’s all real. It’s not B.S.”