Tyson Alualu changes mind, re-signs with Steelers instead of returning to Jaguars
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After agreeing to terms with the Jaguars on a free agent deal, former Jacksonville first-round pick Tyson Alualu has changed his mind and re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Alualu agreed to terms on a 2-year, $6 million contract during the legal tampering period but never came to Jacksonville to sign the deal. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissaro, Alualu couldn’t return to Jacksonville to put pen to paper because he tested positive for COVID-19. That means the Jaguars have a need to add another big body to the defensive line in the draft. It also means they are losing out on a solid pro and a good locker room guy as well.
Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons
“Every year, Jan. 20 is a special and emotional day,” Rivers said in a statement posted on the team’s website. “It is St. Sebastian’s Feast day, the day I played in the AFC championship without an ACL, and now the day that after 17 seasons, I’m announcing my retirement from the National Football League. I am grateful to the Chargers for 16 seasons, and the Colts for the 17th season.”Rivers was one of a kind. In the 2006 season opener, Rivers made his starting debut — and then the next 251 in a row including the playoffs. “My son never did throw a big ball like I did at that age and he throws it the exact same way,” Rivers said.
Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.