Panthers: Carolina won’t bring back Thomas Davis, 35, for a 15th NFL season, the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker said in an emotional video. He overcame a torn ACL in his same knee three times to become the team’s all-time leading tackler. Davis said he’s not retiring.
Chiefs: Safety Eric Berry (heel) did not practice for the second straight day. However, receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) practiced and appears likely to play.
Steelers: The team has no intention of releasing Antonio Brown, team president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh PostGazette, but it’s also “hard to envision” the Pro Bowl receiver as a member of the team when training camp starts. Brown is under contract through the 2021 season.
Bears: Edge defender Khalil Mack will miss the Pro Bowl because of an injury, according to an announcement by the Giants that said Olivier Vernon will replace Mack on the NFC roster. The announcement did not specify what Mack’s injury is, and the Bears also declined to specify when asked for comment.
Buccaneers: Keith Armstrong, who was with Atlanta the past 11 seasons as special teams coordinator, was hired for the same role for new coach Bruce Arians, the Tampa Bay Times reported.