Ex-Ravens RB Anthony Allen has signed with the CFL's BC Lions.
A 2011 seventh-rounder, Allen hasn't appeared in the NFL since 2012. He was cut from the Bills' 90-man roster early in the 2014 offseason. Going on 28, Allen's NFL days are long through.
The Raiders have signed a one-year lease to remain in Oakland's O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 season.
The band aid deal gives the Raiders an official 2016 home as they shop around for a long-term solution. Las Vegas is the latest relocation rumor du jour, but Los Angeles could end up Oakland's most likely home for 2017. If the Chargers work out a deal in San Diego, the Raiders will be Hollywood bound.
CSN Philly reports Philadelphia authorities won't make a decision on issuing arrest warrants in the LeSean McCoy assault case until next week.
The longer McCoy goes without getting charged, the better. Beyond a potential one or two game suspension, McCoy's 2016 status doesn't appear to be under a cloud.
Free agent OG Jahri Evans refused a pay cut before his release from the Saints, and plans to continue playing in 2016.
"He's healthy and hungry and looking forward to the next chapter of his career," Evans' agent said. Evans has grown increasingly injury prone, while his effectiveness has waned going on age 33. He'll likely be penciled in as a starter wherever he ends up, but could have to cement his status in training camp.
Raiders re-signed S Nate Allen.
Allen's release ended up being a procedural move. His original $4.9 million salary was set to become guaranteed on Wednesday, an untenable sum for a methodically declining player who missed 11 games with a knee issue in 2015. The terms of the new agreement are unclear. Allen will be in the mix for a starting job, but it's far from a guarantee.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Browns to take a quarterback at No. 2 overall.
Beat writer Mary Kay Cabot expects the Browns to take a signal caller "unless something unforeseen happens in free agency" or a trade. As in, the team lands an acceptable starter. That's highly unlikely in this year's market. Cabot expects the Browns' choice to come down to North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or Cal's Jared Goff. All of this was said with the caveat that it remains very early in the process. Neither Wentz nor Goff are viewed as slam dunk top 10 picks at the moment. A "highly-respected personnel man" told the paper last month that the Browns should take Wentz.
C.J. Anderson believes he can be a bell-cow back.
"Oh, I know that’s something I can do," Anderson said Thursday. "You know, we chose to go the two-back route. ... But I mean if they want me to touch the ball 25 times, 27 times, 28 times, either way, whether it’s all carries or carries and catches, I believe I can handle it always." Anderson proved that down the stretch in 2014, where he handled truly monstrous workloads, and again in Super Bowl 50, where he touched the ball 27 times. Denver's insistence on mixing in a monumentally ineffective Ronnie Hillman after Anderson returned to full health was baffling. We'd expect Anderson, who is a restricted free agent, to return to Denver as the obvious starter.
Texans owner Bob McNair believes the team needs to "get our running game going again."
"We'll be working on those things," McNair said. The Houston Chronicle expects the Texans to move on from Arian Foster, who is due $6.5 million after tearing his Achilles'. Cutting Foster would create $6.625 million in cap space. It would be a sensible move, but the Texans lack an heir apparent on their current roster.