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The Chargers announced Philip Rivers will enter free agency. The Chargers have a lot of moving pieces to address this offseason, but Rivers was always expected to be on his way out given the circumstances. The veteran closes his 16-year tenure with the organization as the franchise's all-time leader in completions (4,908), passing yards (59,271), and passing touchdowns (397), having started every game for the Chargers since 2006. The Buccaneers and Colts have both popped up as potential landing spots for the 38-year-old signal-caller this offseason. It has also been reported the Buccaneers' interest in impending free agent Philip Rivers is "legitimate." Sources also confirmed interest in Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Ryan Tannehill, so perhaps the organization is simply kicking the tires on the market as a whole. The Bucs also conspicuously got closer looks at Utah State's Jordan Love and Oregon's Justin Herbert at the Senior Bowl. 38-year-old Rivers was initially linked to Tampa Bay after moving his family across the country to Florida, but there are clearly other factors linking the two sides together. The Colts are also expected to meet with Rivers at some point prior to the free agency period.
Myles Garrett made his case to get back in the NFL on Monday. The Cleveland Browns' suspended defensive end met with Commissioner Roger Goodell at the league office in New York, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot first reported the news of Garrett's Monday meeting. Garrett was suspended indefinitely in November after using his helmet to strike the bare head of quarterback Mason Rudolph during a Week 10 brawl between the Browns and Steelers. His punishment was the stiffest levied by the league, which suspended two other players and fined both teams $250,000 for the incident. Rapoport reported the third-year pass rusher is expected to be reinstated soon, provided he has completed the back end of what was required, including counseling. There's no firm word on when Garrett will officially return, Rapoport added. The first pick of the 2017 draft was in the midst of another big season prior to the incident, logging 10 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and a pair of forced fumbles in 10 games. He was a Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro in 2018 after his promising rookie campaign was sidetracked by injuries.
Tua Tagovailoa is maintaining speed on the track toward the NFL. The Alabama quarterback's three-month CT scan on his fractured hip was as positive as possible, revealing a healed hip, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the situation. The hip and its range of motion is good, but it'll likely be another month before Tagovailoa is cleared for football activities, Rapoport added. Tagovailoa's gruesome injury ended his junior season early and cast his NFL future in doubt. The football world's confidence in his potential was shaken by the nature of the injury, but according to the latest developments, it sounds as if such doubt will only be temporary. During media appearances made in the week leading up to Super Bowl LIV, Tagovailoa sounded confident in his future, emphasizing he's more focused on getting fully healthy than rushing anything to fit in time for the NFL Scouting Combine. Talent evaluators seem to be bullish on Tagovailoa, with him still being highly regarded as a potential franchise-changing player. With Joe Burrow considered as the top player in the upcoming draft, Tagovailoa occupies a majority of quarterback rankings as the second-best signal-caller in the draft. His condition and continued journey back to full health should be monitored in the weeks and months ahead, of course, as he nears a draft in which it remains likely he'll be selected with a first-round pick.
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