The Latest: Kitchens has no qualms about Hunt’s signing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Most up to date on Wednesday on the NFL scouting combine (all cases local):

5:25 p.m.

John Elway says he needs Case Keenum to protect in Denver this season, nonetheless he’s given his incumbent quarterback the probability of leaving if he needs.

NFL suggestions prevent Elway from discussing his pending acquisition of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, a commerce that gained’t turn into legitimate except the initiate of the league one year on March 13.

But he can discuss about Keenum, and he did appropriate that Wednesday on the NFL scouting combine.

“My want would possibly perhaps per chance perhaps be for him to protect,” Elway stated.

That can require a contract restructure. He’s due $18 million this season, including $7 million guaranteed.

Elway stated his wish to encourage Keenum isn’t a reflection of what he thinks about this one year’s quarterbacks nick.

“That’s no longer the explanation I’m announcing we would like Case again. I want Case again due to the I command he’s a simply soccer player that can abet us,” Elway stated. “Now, I gave that flexibility to Case.”

Elway also stated the Broncos will speak their solutions on defensive cease Derek Wolfe and big receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who’s strolling again from a torn Achilles tendon.


5:10 p.m.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett says the Cowboys are standing by defensive cease Randy Gregory, who used to be suspended indefinitely this week for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

It’s the fourth time the unnerved player has been banned by the league.

“The manner it’s been defined to me is mostly relapse is allotment of rehab,” Garrett stated on the NFL scouting combine Wednesday. “Unfortunately, the NFL has this policy that most frequently suspends avid gamers in these scenarios. We’ll continue to are attempting to beef up him. I know he’s working very powerful to fetch his disorders below encourage watch over.”

Garrett stated Gregory is occupied with overcoming his substance abuse danger and that’s why the Cowboys aren’t giving up on him.

Coming off his fully season, Gregory gained’t be allowed to steal half in the Cowboys’ offseason program. He can fully lag to the personnel’s practice facility to fulfill with the person to blame of his medication.

—Reporting by AP Educated Football Creator Arnie Stapleton.


4:30 p.m.

Contemporary York Giants coach Pat Shurmur gave quarterback Eli Manning a vote of self belief heading into the 2019 season.

“Yeah, at this point I select Eli again,” Shurmur stated of the 38-one year-extinct QB who has gained two Easy Bowls with the personnel nonetheless has struggled no longer too lengthy in the past. “He’s again. Rating entertaining to lag with him.

“I command Eli can abet us protect games. He proved, when the avid gamers round him began taking half in better, that he can play at a truly excessive level and abet us protect games.”

The Giants went 5-11 final season, when the fully productive player on offense used to be Offensive Rookie of the one year Saquon Barkley. Manning threw for 21 touchdowns, used to be intercepted 11 cases and sacked 47 cases on the again of a sieve of a line. His 92.4 passer ranking ranked twenty first total.

“I completely build a question to him (again),” Shurmur added. “Again, you’re going to ask me about explicit avid gamers, Dave (Gettleman, the in kind supervisor) will philosophize you I’m a physique collector. I are looking out to encourage the entire avid gamers we contain and add loads of most fresh ones. I in actuality indubitably feel that manner about Eli.”


3:30 p.m.

Chicago Bears in kind supervisor Ryan Hotfoot confirms the personnel will unlock embattled kicker Cody Parkey.

Hotfoot says the choice to let Parkey lag on the initiate of the league one year March 13 is “efficiency-based fully.” He says the Bears will “discover each and each avenue” to address the philosophize.

Parkey made 23 of 30 subject targets in every single place in the in kind season for the third-lowest conversion rate in the NFL. He used to be 42 of forty five on additional diagram.

Six of his misses, counting the playoffs, hit uprights, including a 43-yard strive in the closing seconds of the Bears’ wild-card loss to Philadelphia at Soldier Enviornment that also ricocheted off the crossbar after being tipped by an Eagles player.

Parkey’s look on the “As of late” point to a few days later didn’t take a seat smartly with the Bears’ hierarchy.

— Reporting by AP Sports activities Creator Andrew Seligman in Chicago.


2:50 p.m.

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he has no qualms about suspended running again Kareem Hunt returning to Cleveland, which is the put the worn Chiefs smartly-known person used to be caught on video shoving and kicking a girl final one year.

Hunt is from Cleveland. Kitchens says Hunt’s touchdown put of living isn’t as necessary as the steps Hunt is taking to “turn into a closer person.”

Kitchens says Hunt has shown remorse over the altercation that led to his NFL suspension and unlock from the Chiefs slack final season.

Hunt signed a one-one year take care of the Browns earlier this month, nonetheless he’s presently on the commissioner’s exempt checklist and it’s no longer known when he’ll be allowed to play in the NFL all over again.

Kitchens says: “We’ll effort about the soccer stuff later. Without extend we’re in the Kareem Hunt industry of making him a closer person.”

— Reporting by AP Educated Football Creator Arnie Stapleton


1:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles in kind supervisor Howie Roseman says the personnel is no longer going to spend its franchise sign on quarterback Carve Foles and as an different will let him turn into a free agent.

Roseman says the choice got here after Foles expressed his wish to turn into a starter all over a most fresh meeting.

Foles used to be Carson Wentz’s backup each and each of the past two seasons nonetheless performed each and each seasons as the starter. He used to be the Easy Bowl MVP after main the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 final February. This one year, the defending champs misplaced in the divisional round.

Roseman says the Eagles were “fortunate” to contain a high-15 quarterback mentoring Wentz. Foles used to be a third-round draft plot stop in 2012.

— Reporting by AP Sports activities Creator Michael Marot


12:20 p.m.

If the Pittsburgh Steelers commerce smartly-known person receiver Antonio Brown, they’d plot stop to ship him to a personnel they don’t play generally.

But in kind supervisor Kevin Colbert says that calculation would possibly perhaps per chance commerce looking out on the offer.

Brown’s future has been one among this offseason’s excellent tales ever since he began brazenly lobbying to safe a new personnel. Some factor in the feedback contain diminished Brown’s commerce price.

Colbert disagrees and says the Steelers are entertaining to encourage Brown in the occasion that they don’t fetch equal price in return for one among the league’s high playmakers.

— Reporting by AP Sports activities Creator Michael Marot


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