Cardinals release ex-Bears 1st-round WR White

TEMPE, Ariz. — Kevin White‘s attempt to put his disappointing career behind him hit a speed bump Wednesday when the Arizona Cardinals released the fifth-year wide receiver. White had recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss about a week of training camp before he was cut. He was signed to a one-year…

Chargers bring back veteran WR Inman

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers added a familiar face to the team Monday, agreeing to terms with receiver Dontrelle Inman, a league source told ESPN. The news was first reported by NFL Network. Inman, 30, requested and was granted his release by the New England Patriots last week. Inman recently had a…

Seahawks rookie WR Metcalf set for knee surgery

1:07 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN Seattle Seahawks rookie receiver DK Metcalf needs knee surgery, but coach Pete Carroll expressed optimism that he won’t be sidelined for long. “DK’s got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple days,” Carroll told reporters Sunday night after the Seahawks’ 25-19 preseason loss to the Vikings…

Pats players ‘pulling for’ reinstated WR Gordon

NASHVILLE — New England Patriots players are looking forward to welcoming receiver Josh Gordon back to the team after he was conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday. “We’re going to do everything we can to support him,” team captain Matthew Slater said after the Patriots’ 22-17 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans…

Patriots end Etling WR experiment, release QB

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots waived Danny Etling on Tuesday, the team announced, which ends an experiment in which the quarterback was attempting to switch to wide receiver. The Patriots needed to create a roster spot to make room for tight end Eric Saubert, who was acquired in a trade from the Atlanta…

Giants WR Tate’s appeal of 4-game ban denied

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has lost his appeal of his four-game suspension, leaving his new team without a key acquisition for the first quarter of the season. Tate tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that he said came from prescribed fertility medication. His appeal was heard Aug. 6 by an arbiter in…

Source — Pats end Etling WR experiment, cut QB

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots waived Danny Etling on Tuesday, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates, which ends an experiment in which the quarterback was attempting to switch to wide receiver. The Patriots needed to create a roster spot to make room for tight end Eric Saubert, who was acquired in a trade…

49ers WR Taylor out after broken toe surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers held about 30 starters and key players out of Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys, but that didn’t prevent them from revealing news of a key injury. Early in the second quarter of the game, Niners general manager John Lynch announced that wide receiver Trent Taylor,…

Vet WR Matthews released after leaving Saints

METAIRIE, La. — Veteran wide receiver Rishard Matthews was released by the New Orleans Saints with a “left team” designation on Saturday. Coach Sean Payton said Matthews did not give a specific reason for his departure. But Payton confirmed that it was Matthews’ decision to leave the team, adding, “It’s not for everyone.” Matthews, 29,…

Bears WR Miller injured after awkward landing

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller left practice Saturday with an apparent right ankle/foot injury. Miler suffered the injury during a 1-on-1 drill when he jumped to catch a contested pass against Pro Bowl cornerback Kyle Fuller and landed awkwardly. He eventually walked back to the locker room under his own power….