Irvin has been suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, the Everett Herald reports.
Irvin admitted he took a banned substance without medical exemption and will not appeal the suspension. The Seahawks will miss his pass-rushing for the first month of the season, as Irvin recorded eight sacks in 2012, setting a franchise rookie record.
Gronkowski underwent an MRI on his back and may require surgery to correct a disc issue.
Gronkowski is already dealing with complications from arm surgery, and he is undergoing a fourth surgery on his arm next week. Gronkowski is scheduled to meet with a spine specialist following the procedure to determine whether or not surgery will be required on his back. In 2009, he underwent surgery to "shave down" a disc in his back, but the present issue is not believed to be related.
Thursday, May 16
05/16/13 - 6:14AM ETJoe Webb
: Moving to Wide Receiver
Webb has been moved to wide receiver from quarterback for the Vikings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Webb played wide receiver his sophomore year at Alabama-Birmingham and began his pro career at receiver before being moved back to quarterback. It's not clear if he'll get much playing time as he'll be down on the depth chart, but it's possible the Vikings could design several plays for him since he's got impressive speed (4.44 in the 40-yard dash) and would be a threat for trick plays since he can throw. He'll also offer a quandary for many fantasy leagues since his position eligibility between QB and WR may be uncertain.
Williams has restructured his contract with the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.
Players tweak their deals fairly often, but in the case of Williams, it is notable since there had been whispers that his previous contract could lead to the Panthers potentially dangling him in trade talks. His restructuring frees up $3.2 million in salary cap space this year, while also lowering his future cap hits. In any case, the move ensures that Williams will stick around in Carolina to share the team's backfield with Jonathan Stewart and fullback Mike Tolbert.