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Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Fri Apr 19 12:32pm ET

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed Ra'Shede Hageman, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence.

The 28-year-old Hageman, a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014, started a combined 16 games in 2015 and 2016. He has been out of the league since his release by the Falcons following an incident with his girlfriend in 2016.

General manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement released by the team on Friday the Falcons believe in giving opportunities ''when people take responsibility for their actions and are committed to change.'' He said Hageman ''met the obligations of the court'' and has performed community service while also completing ''course work and rehab.''

Dimitroff says Hageman, who agreed to a one-year deal, understands the Falcons won't tolerate additional ''abusive behavior in any form.''

Player Notes
Denzel Perryman May 22 2:43am ET

Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (knee) indicated he expects to be ready to go at 100 percent in time for training camp, though the team's medical staff will make the final determination on that.

Kevin Hogan May 22 2:33am ET

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock continues to work the third team offense in OTAs, according to 9News' Mike Klis. QB Kevin Hogan has been receiving the second-team reps.

Aaron Rodgers May 21 9:53pm ET

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told reporters Tuesday, May 21, that he anticipates having new head coach Matt LaFleur's playbook pretty much learned in three months - roughly by the time the team end minicamp in June and takes a short break before training camp begins.

Erik Swoope May 21 8:53pm ET

Free-agent TE Erik Swoope (Colts) agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, May 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fred Warner May 21 8:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers LB Fred Warner (knee) will not participate in offseason workouts because he is recovering from knee surgery but should be ready for the start of training camp.

Bobby Wagner May 21 8:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner said he wants to sign a new contract that is better than the five-year, $85 million contract New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley signed this offseason. Wagner is attending the organized team activities but will not participate in practice because of his contract situation.

Ezekiel Ansah May 21 8:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) has a chance to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Bradley McDougald May 21 8:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) underwent knee surgery this offseason and likely will not return until training camp.

Jarran Reed May 21 8:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks DT Jarran Reed (hernia) will be sidelined until training camp because of offseason sports hernia surgery.

Antonio Brown May 21 7:43pm ET

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown was not present during practice Tuesday, May 21.

Fantasy Spin: Brown was with the team earlier in the preseason and should return for at least the mandatory minicamp. He will be working in a new offense and with a new quarterback but should still be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

Jake Ryan May 21 7:23pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Jake Ryan (knee) said he does not have a timetable for his return to the field but hopes to participate in the mandatory minicamp.

T Y Hilton May 21 7:13pm ET

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) fully participated in practice Tuesday, May 21.

Fantasy Spin: Hilton is expected to be limited this offseason but should be a full participant during training camp. He has been one of the better receivers in the NFL over the last several seasons and could be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.

Gerald McCoy May 21 6:53pm ET

Free-agent DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers) has received interest from the Cleveland Browns, according to a league source.

Charles Harris May 21 6:43pm ET

Miami Dolphins DE Charles Harris (wrist) did not participate in team drills Tuesday, May 21, because of a wrist injury.

Tyler Kroft May 21 6:43pm ET

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft's (foot) broken foot is the same foot he broke last season.

Raekwon McMillan May 21 6:43pm ET

Miami Dolphins LB Raekwon McMillan (leg) did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 21, because of an apparent leg injury, but head coach Brian Flores said he expects McMillan to return soon.

Matt Milano May 21 6:33pm ET

Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano (leg) participated in practice Tuesday, May 21.

Frank Gore May 21 6:23pm ET

Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (foot, ankle) is not participating in practices because he is coming off foot and ankle injuries.

Fantasy Spin: Gore is part of a crowded backfield in Buffalo, so his role is uncertain at this point. He has posted solid numbers over the last few seasons and could be a late-round pick in standard leagues if he receives a solid role in the running game.

Jerry Hughes May 21 6:13pm ET

Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes signed a two-year contract extension with the Bills Tuesday, May 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Delanie Walker May 21 6:03pm ET

Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) estimates he is 'in the 85 percent range' in terms of his recovery from the season-ending ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 of last season. Walker practiced for the first time since before the injury Tuesday, May 21, and appeared to be moving well and cutting smoothly, according to Erik Bacharach of the Tennessean.