NFL Scoreboard

Auto Update: On


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper arrived at the NFL owners meeting in Atlanta early Monday evening. He had dinner in the hotel bar and had a lengthy conversation with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Owners will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday to approve the minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers. Should be announced shortly after 2.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans owner Bob McNair said he doesn't think ‘'there will be any surprises ‘' on Tuesday when NFL owners vote to approve Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper as the next owner of the Carolina Panthers.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have been awarded WR Chris Lacy off of waivers from New England. To make room, Detroit cut CB Josh Okonye.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots announce previously reported coaching addition of Cameron Achord as assistant special teams coach, and Atif Austin as a coaching assistant. Austin most recently spent four seasons as a wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator at North Dakota State.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins guard Arie Kouandjio will indeed miss the season, per multiple sources, after surgery to repair his torn quad muscle. There was some hope pre-surgery that his recovery time wouldn't be as long -- though even then playing in 2018 was a longshot. Kouandjio's quad worsened over time and after a second opinion he underwent surgery late last week. The Redskins were informed of his fate today; his recovery time is expected to be six-to-eight months. Kouandjio had impressed the Redskins with his offseason work. They re-signed guard Shawn Lauvao shortly before Kouandjio's issues arose.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is scheduled to speak to reporters after Thursday's OTA practice. This would mark the first time Flacco has talked to the media since the Ravens selected Lamar Jackson in the first round almost a month ago.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed fourth-round pick Chris Herndon, a tight end from Miami. Only one draft pick remains unsigned — Sam Darnold.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Monday released guard Richie Incognito from the reserve/retired list, which makes him a free agent. There has been no indication that Incognito, who retired in April, wants to play again.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamison Crowder said with the Redskins new offensive weapons they "have a chance to be really good." He said having a speed receiver like Paul Richardson will help him —as would a healthy Jordan Reed.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how third-round pick Oren Burks' contract with the Packers, signed last week, breaks down: Total: Four years, $3,431,555 Signing bonus: $820,756 Base salaries: $480,000 (2018), $606,500 (2019), $697,500 (2020), $775,000 (2021). That completes the draft pick contracts, which used $7,747,949 of the Packers $8,245,687 rookie salary pool (93.96 percent).

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Cowboys signing all of their draft picks, here is a look at the signing bonuses for the class: LB Leighton Vander Esch - $6,696,568 ($11.847 million guaranteed) OG Connor Williams - $2,071,996 ($3.281 million guaranteed) WR Michael Gallup - $899,980 DE Dorance Armstrong - $669,992 TE Dalton Schultz - $452,356 QB Mike White - $217,556 LB Chris Covington - $156,304 WR Cedrick Wilson - $118,408 RB Bo Scarbrough - $85,552

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals signed first-round draft pick Billy Price, the team announced today. Only third round picks Sam Hubbard and Malik Jefferson remained unsigned with OTAs beginning this week.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Apple: "Of course I was embarrassed. Nobody wants to go out the way I went out." He's happy there is a clean slate. He's trying to be a better person, teammate and player after tumultuous second season.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers Ryan Shazier and Jesse James hosted 300 kids over the weekend as part of the Hyundai Youth Football Camp. Shazier told that giving back is easy after "Pittsburgh has supported me tremendously" in his rehab from spinal surgery. (Photo via @Steelers).

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints now have their full 2018 draft class under contract after signing third-round WR Tre'Quan Smith to a deal on Monday, just in time for the start of OTA practices on Tuesday.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner concluded an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning with a message of appreciation to teammate Earl Thomas, who has been absent from the team's offseason program as he seeks a new contract. Said Wagner: "Before we get off, I would like to take this time to shout out to Earl Thomas. I think he's an amazing player, I think he's an amazing person, he's a hall of famer, and just let him know that we're over here wishing for the best in that situation and we're thinking about him, and I just want him to know that from this end."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys signed third-round pick Michael Gallup to a four-year deal, which means their entire draft class is now under contract. Gallup caught 100 passes for 1,413 yards in 2017 at Colorado State and will compete in a re-made receiver room with Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson and others. The Cowboys signed eight of the nine picks during the rookie minicamp two weeks ago. Last year, the Cowboys did not sign third rounder Jourdan Lewis until June 29 to finish their rookie signings.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens begin the first of 10 voluntary organized training activities today. This represents Phase Three of the offseason workouts, which spans four weeks No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills are permissible. Here are the 10 OTA practice days: May 21-22, May 24, May 29, May 31, June 1, June 4-5 and June to 7-8. There is one day of media availability each week (it's every Thursday).

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham warming up with teammates at OTAs. He took part in some individual drills afterwards. Beckham still not fully cleared following a broken ankle last year.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Are Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess, partners on ‘'Dancing With The Stars,'' dating as some rumor mills have implied? They do have great chemistry on and off the dance floor. Here's their answer as they prepare for Monday night's finale:


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

So how does Josh Norman go from sleeping on his brother Mario's couch with no direction in his life to shirtless on ‘'Live with Kelly and Seacrest" to Monday night's finale of "Dancing With The Stars?"


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Norman has jumped out of an airplane and driven a race car in previous offseasons, so how does "Dancing With The Stars'' compare? He and partner Sharna Burgess address.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Mason Rudolph takes his first official picture in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles (photo via NFL's Ben Liebenberg)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

"Dancing With The Stars" professional Sharna Burgess when asked if she new who Josh Norman was before they began their journey to Monday night's finale was brutally honest.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper, in his commencement speech at Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, said this has been a "helluva week.'' First, he was proud to be giving the commencement speech and receive an honorary doctor degree. Next, he said: "A kid who couldn't afford to go to an NFL game until well into his 20s is on the verge of getting the NFL's approval to buy the Carolina Panthers. Not too shabby.'' That approval is expected on Tuesday at the owners meeting in Atlanta.