The Cleveland Browns traded defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah to the Kansas Chiefs on Monday. The Chiefs announced the trade and said they would send safety Eric Murray in return.
Ogbah, selected by the Browns in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft, did not show up to the Browns’ training facility on Monday for the first day of voluntary workouts because he expected to be traded.
He had been on the trading block since the team acquired edge rusher Olivier Vernon from the New York Giants in March.
Also absent for the Browns was running back Duke Johnson, whose name has swirled in trade rumors since the team added Kareem Hunt earlier this offseason. Head coach Freddie Kitchens declined to give a reason for Johnson’s absence, but he said at last week’s league meetings Johnson “will have a role” on the Browns this season.
—Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa is scheduled to visit the Arizona Cardinals, with speculation mounting he could be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Bosa met with team officials in Florida on Friday and is now set for a second sitdown at the team facility. Bosa and the Cardinals have a “top 30” visit scheduled with four weeks remaining until the 2019 draft.
Bosa will be in Arizona on Thursday night for a Friday visit this week, Sports Illustrated first reported.
—Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray worked out privately for the Oakland Raiders, according to a report.
Albert Breer of The MMQB said the workout took place in Dallas. On Tuesday, the Raiders’ brass will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to watch former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in action, he added.
As recently as last week at the league meetings in Phoenix, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said veteran David Carr will be his quarterback in 2019.
—Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones says he is comfortable with his current contract situation and doesn’t care about being the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, ESPN reported.
“I’m good. I’m comfortable with how everybody’s doing it,” Jones said when asked about the status of his contract talks. “There’s no pressure on my end and none on their end. If they’re going to get it done, we’ll get it done.”
Over the last five seasons (2014-18), Jones has the most receiving yards (7,994) and the second-most receptions (524) in the league.
—Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is fine and should be ready for training camp after a health issue that previously appeared quite serious, NFL Network reported.
Per the report, Williams had a growth or tumor on his head that doctors feared was malignant, and teammates were under the impression he could miss the season. But an operation to remove the growth was successful, and Williams is expected to be fine by late summer.
An exact diagnosis has not been released.
—New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady used his first-ever tweet to announce his “retirement,” in an April Fools’ Day prank that immediately went viral.
“I’m retiring. In my spare time, I’ll be tweeting,” Brady posted in the first tweet sent from his official account (@TomBrady).
His second tweet, delivered about an hour later, let relieved Patriots fans know he was goofing around. “Was this a bad joke?” Brady wrote.
—The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran running back C.J. Anderson.
The 28-year-old Anderson had 403 rushing yards in 11 games last season while splitting time between the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams.
—The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the release of veteran safety Morgan Burnett.
Burnett, 30, played in 11 games in his only season with Pittsburgh in 2018, finishing with 30 tackles, six passes defensed and no interceptions.
—Super Bowl LIII referee John Parry has retired and is joining ESPN as an officiating analyst.
He will provide analysis from the broadcast booth on “Monday Night Football” and also will work on NFL studio shows and SportsCenter, the network announced
—The Chicago Bears re-signed free agent outside linebacker Aaron Lynch on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not announced.
Lynch, 26, had three sacks and eight quarterback hits in 13 games (three starts) in 2018.
—The Minnesota Vikings re-signed veteran center Brett Jones. The one-year deal is worth up to $1.5 million with incentives, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
—The Jacksonville Jaguars signed former Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue. Terms were not announced.
—The Arizona Cardinals signed former Denver Broncos cornerback Tramaine Brock, NFL Network reported. Brock played for new Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in Denver.
—Oakland Raiders cornerback Daryl Worley signed his restricted free agent tender, a one-year deal worth $3.095 million.
—The Patriots signed former Vikings offensive tackle Cedrick Lang, who spent all of 2018 on injured reserve.
—Field Level Media