Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Falcons athletic performance manager AJ Neibel will be departing the team, according to multiple sources. Was the head strength and conditioning coach from 2013-2015. Jesse Ackerman now the head strength and conditioning coach. No word yet on Neibel's replacement for athletic performance manager.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
The Jets have released PK Nick Folk and RT Breno Giacomini, creating $7.5 million in much-needed cap room. Folk, who joined the Jets in 2010, is the second-leading scorer in franchise history (729 points), behind only Pat Leahy. "It's a sad day, but that's the business side of things," Folk said. "I had a great seven years here. I think the only thing that would've topped it off would'e been a couple of Super Bowl wins." Giacomini, who played in only five games last season, is recovering from recent back surgery.
Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer
A league source tells ESPN's Field Yates that Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner has been cut. He had signed a four-year deal worth $25.5 million in 2014, and was scheduled to make $6.5 million this year.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
The Broncos' decision on Russell Okung formally gives the team an opening at left tackle -- they were already proceeding in offseason planning as if Okung's option bonus would no be paid. In that light the draft is fairly thin at left tackle in terms of walk-in starter potential, but at No. 20 the Broncos will likely have a chance at one of top three tackles on the board --Cam Robinson, Ryan Ramcyzk or Garett Bolles. But they haven't taken an offensive lineman in the first round since Ryan Clady in 2008.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
The Lions have signed OT Pierce Burton. Originally undrafted out of Mississippi in 2014, he spent time in Minnesota, Atlanta, Carolina and Indianapolis, primarily on practice squads. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Burton joins a thin group at tackle including Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson.