NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson doesn't think Philip Rivers will be the Chargers' quarterback this season.
Tomlinson, of course, was Rivers' running back for four seasons. LT has strong connections to the Chargers' organization. "I don't know if Philip wants to be there anymore. I think he has lost confidence in the organization. Him not wanting to go to L.A. is very valid," Tomlinson said. "Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking 'we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon.'"
Chargers FS Eric Weddle skipped the first day of voluntary workouts Monday and is in search of a new contract.
Weddle, 30, is owed a $7.5 million salary in the final year of his deal. "I feel highly, highly disrespected," he said. "... There is no reason for me to put out any more effort." The Chargers have been trying to reach out to Philip Rivers about an extension and, to this point, ignored Weddle's requests. Weddle is a three-time Pro Bowler and the Chargers' defensive captain.
Seahawks re-signed C/G Lemuel Jeanpierre.
Jeanpierre appeared in all 16 games in 2013, but didn't spend much time on the active roster last season before being signed to make three late-season starts Weeks 13-15. He'll compete for a depth interior line job this summer.
Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks was a no-show for the first day of voluntary offseason workouts Monday.
While these workouts are "voluntary" in nature, players are expected to attend. Kendricks has been the subject of trade rumors in recent weeks after the Eagles extended DeMeco Ryans' contract and acquired Kiko Alonso from the Bills in exchange for LeSean McCoy. Kendricks is entering the final year of his rookie deal and may be holding out in the hopes of a trade or long-term contract.
Giants franchise player RE Jason Pierre-Paul did not attend the first day of voluntary workouts Monday.
This doesn't come as a surprise, as many tagged players do this on an annual basis. JPP was in the building on Monday, but didn't work out with the team as he continues to angle for a long-term contract. Per the Star-Ledger, the team hasn't even offered JPP a multi-year pact and remains content letting him play out his one-year, $14.8 million tender. JPP is still just 26.
Rams re-signed restricted free agent FS Rodney McLeod to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.
McLeod and SS T.J. McDonald each played over 1,000 snaps for the Rams last season. McLeod is tiny at 5'11/183, but graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 18 cover safety and laid a couple big licks on receivers downfield last season. The Rams could use an upgrade on the back end, but McLeod is plenty serviceable.
Rams re-signed restricted free agent FB/TE Cory Harkey to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.
Harkey will slot back in as the Rams' fullback and No. 3 tight end after Lance Kendricks re-upped on a three-year contract last month. He's not a great lead blocker but has good hands and can move out in space as a bigger man.
Rams re-signed restricted free agent QB Austin Davis to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.
The Rams tendered Davis at the lowest level, and it wouldn't have required any other team to part with a draft pick to sign him. It's a sign neither St. Louis nor the rest of the league thinks that highly of Davis. He'll compete with Case Keenum and a rookie for the Rams' backup job behind new starter Nick Foles.