Here's a look at some of the top rumors for Friday, July 31:
With the oft-discussed Russell Wilson contract situation now resolved, the Seattle Seahawks can focus on other priorities, which could include an extension for linebacker Bobby Wagner or dealing with safety Kam Chancellor's holdout from training camp. Interestingly, both players reacted on Twitter after Wilson signed his new deal. Chancellor supported his teammate fervently:
Congrats to my brother @DangeRussWilson To God Be the Glory.. Very deserving!!! 🙏🙏🙏
— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) July 31, 2015
Wagner, on the other hand, was a little more cryptic:
Can't keep everyone
— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz54) July 31, 2015
We should learn more about the Seahawks' plans for both players in the coming days and weeks, but it's clear that their work is cut out for them.
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette visited with the Washington Redskins on Thursday, but no deal has been signed yet. ESPN's John Keim noted on Twitter that six other teams have contacted Galette, so there's certainly a market for his services. It will be interesting to see what sort of contract teams are willing to offer after the Saints released Galette just 10 months into a four-year, $41.5 million extension due to character concerns. Even with Galette's issues, his 22 sacks over the last two seasons will keep someone interested in signing the 27-year-old. (UPDATE: Galette's agent, Alvin Keels, tweets that Galette has signed a one-year deal for the league minimum with Washington.)
As expected, San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle appears set on this season being his last with the Chargers, according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. Weddle, who is entering the final year of his five-year, $40 million contract, said in June that the team was misrepresenting contract talks and that he instructed his agent to stop communicating with the team if an extension wasn't reached before training camp. Weddle also told Cole that while he expects to be on a different team next season, he'll still play special teams in 2015, something he has done throughout his career. It's strange how uninterested the Chargers seem in keeping their defensive leader, who won't turn 31 until January. Perhaps they intend to use the franchise tag on Weddle next offseason, but that would require the Chargers to work out an extension with Philip Rivers if they also want to keep their quarterback.
In rather unexpected news, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin lined up for a few snaps at cornerback on Friday, according to several reporters in attendance. Chris Brown of the team's official website noted that Harvin approached head coach Rex Ryan about the defensive snaps and that Ryan plans on trying Harvin out at cornerback on occasion. Harvin making an impact on defense can't be completely written off considering his immense athleticism, but this just feels like another gimmick for a player who wants to be more than a "gadget guy."
— Steven Jackson (@sj39) July 30, 2015
We haven't heard anything from Jackson all offseason, and no teams appear interested in the 32-year-old veteran, who averaged just 3.6 yards per carry over the last two seasons with the Falcons. It appears Jackson is eyeing the cushiest job in the league -- running behind Dallas' mauling offensive line -- but there's a reasonable chance we've already seen his last down in the NFL.