Quarterback Josh Freeman has requested a trade amid the drama surrounding him and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but is pressuring the team to release him, ESPN reported Monday.
The Buccaneers have no intention of releasing Freeman and are contacting other teams about a possible trade, according to ESPN.
The quarterback has struggled on the field this season, and Monday, reports surfaced that he was a Stage 1 participant in the NFL's drug program. Freeman was unhappy that his participation, which was supposed to be confidential, was leaked. He said he tested positive after inadvertently taking Ritalin instead of Adderall to treat ADHD.
Asked if he was the source of the leak, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said: "Absolutely not."
DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, said the union is investigating how the information was made public.
Titans: Although Jake Locker will miss a "few weeks" because of a sprained hip, coach Mike Munchak said the team is encouraged by how the quarterback already is moving around.
The Titans released a prepared statement saying a second MRI exam was "reassuring" and confirmed Locker did not suffer major damage to his hip joint. Locker sprained his right hip and also his right knee.
Jaguars-Ravens trade: Jacksonville has agreed to trade left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens for undisclosed draft picks.
Monroe, the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft, has started 62 games over five seasons. But he hasn't played all that well this season, opening the door for Jacksonville to move second overall pick Luke Joeckel to the left side.
Washington: One of the NFL's worst defenses added two players when defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and outside linebacker Rob Jackson returned from four-game suspensions for violating the league's drug policy.
Chargers: Wide receiver Malcom Floyd (sprained neck) and outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (quadriceps) were placed on the reserve-injured list, and San Diego signed former Cal wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins.