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Browns tender Rashard Higgins, Trevon Coley and Jermaine Whitehead

The Browns made it clear that they want to keep wide receiver Rashard Higgins in Cleveland by opening up talks about a contract extension, but those talks haven’t borne fruit so they took a step toward ensuring his 2019 return in the interim. The team announced that they have tendered Higgins as a restricted free [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:51:01 +0000

Denzel Perryman re-signs with Chargers

Talks between the Chargers and linebacker Denzel Perryman about a new contract proved to be fruitful ones. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the two sides have agreed on a new deal. It’s a two-year pact for Perryman and no financial details have been reported at this time. Perryman was set for unrestricted free [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:32:58 +0000

Seahawks re-sign Akeem King

The Seahawks are re-signing defensive back Akeem King to a one-year, $1.4 million deal that includes a $400,000 signing bonus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The deal could pay up to $2.05 million with incentives. King, 26, played all 16 games last season with one start at right corner. He played 145 snaps on [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:31:00 +0000

Dolphins announce Dwayne Allen’s visit has concluded

Veteran tight end Dwayne Allen has hopped from team to team over the last few days as he looks for a place to play in 2019 and his fourth visit of the week wrapped up on Friday. The Dolphins announced that Allen’s visit with the team came to an end on Friday afternoon. Allen spent [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:18:27 +0000

Report: Michael Bennett heading to New England

The Patriots didn’t tag Trey Flowers, sending their top pass-rusher into the open market. They didn’t wait to replace him. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are trading veteran defensive end Michael Bennett to the Patriots, with draft pick compensation being worked out. Bennett was looking for a raise, and the [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:17:59 +0000

Cowboys sign Daniel Ross to one-year deal

The Cowboys signed defensive tackle Daniel Ross to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. Ross, 25, was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent. Ross has appeared in 16 games in his two seasons with the Cowboys, making 19 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He played 249 snaps [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:16:28 +0000

Eric Weddle visiting the Rams

The Rams have been willing to become Patriots West, taking on veteran players on short-term deals when they want to get to a specific environment. They might be bolstering their secondary that way. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Ravens safety Eric Weddle is set to visit the Rams. They are among [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:07:59 +0000

Bengals place second-round tender on Trey Hopkins

The Bengals announced they extended tender offers to five players whose contracts are set to expire on Wednesday when NFL free agency begins. Cincinnati issued offensive lineman Trey Hopkins a second-round tender. That will allow the Bengals to match any offer the restricted free agent gets from another team, or they will get a second-round [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:00:23 +0000

Cowboys pick up options on Joe Looney, Joe Thomas

The Cowboys have picked up the options on receiver Allen Hurns, offensive lineman Joe Looney and linebacker Joe Thomas, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports. It puts the three players under contract with the Cowboys for 2019. The Hurns’ move was reported earlier Friday. He is expected to take over as the slot [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:48:37 +0000

Kevin Johnson set to visit Jets next

Cornerback Kevin Johnson‘s tour of NFL teams will continue this weekend. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Johnson will be flying in to visit the Jets on Friday night. Johnson has met with the Bills and Browns since being released by the Texans earlier this week. The Jets signed Trumaine Johnson to a [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:18:45 +0000

Second-round tender for Patrick Onwuasor

The Ravens have three linebackers on track for unrestricted free agency next week, but they’ve moved to hold onto one of their impending restricted free agents at the position. Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports that the team has tendered Patrick Onwuasor. The tender is at the second-round level, which carries a salary of $3.095 million [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:09:43 +0000

Nick Saban has plenty of praise for Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray had a strange week. It’s ending with high praise from one of the best college coaches of all time. Nick Saban, appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, provided a glowing assessment of the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner. “I think he’s a very dynamic player, probably the most difficult player to defend that we played [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:00:41 +0000

Report: One team was told Antonio Brown wants to be highest-paid WR

Antonio Brown said last month that he was not looking for a new contract when and if he is traded from the Steelers to a new team, but a team talking to Pittsburgh about trading for the wide receiver reportedly got a different message this week. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that a team involved [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:59:29 +0000

Brad Childress expected to join Bears staff

Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress stepped away from a job in the AAF to spend more time with his family. Apparently, he’s ready to get back to work. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Childress is expected to join the Bears in an “assistant/consultant role.” The 62-year-old Childress is close with Bears [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:48:14 +0000

Report: ESPN going with a two-man booth for 2019

No one can replace Jason Witten. More accurately, no one will replace Jason Witten. Jim Miller, who wrote the definitive oral history of ESPN, said in an appearance on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast (via SportsBusiness Daily) that the four-letter network likely will go with a two-person booth for Monday Night Football in 2019. Joe [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:44:33 +0000

Steelers trade Marcus Gilbert to Cardinals

Marcus Gilbert‘s goodbye to Pittsburgh was accurate, and he’ll definitely be needing those sunglasses. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers have traded the veteran right tackle to the Cardinals for a sixth-round pick. The 31-year-old Gilbert’s on a reasonable contract, and if he’s well enough to play, he offers some stability up front [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:27:43 +0000

Jermey Parnell, Carson Tinker out in Jacksonville as well

By the end of the day, it may be easier to come up with a list of the players the Jaguars haven’t cut than the ones that have been dropped from the roster. The latest additions to the scroll are right tackle Jermey Parnell and long snapper Carson Tinker. The Jaguars announced those moves while [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:53:43 +0000

Report: Tashaun Gipson among cuts in Jacksonville

Friday appears to be the day that the Jaguars are handling all family business. Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports that the Jaguars are releasing safety Tashaun Gipson. There had been a report that the team was trying to trade him, but it’s hard to imagine they heard too many offers if they cut him loose [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:34:25 +0000

Report: Eagles plan to trade or release Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett wants a raise. He’s going to have to get it from somebody other than the Eagles. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles plan to either trade or release the veteran defensive end before the start of free agency next Wednesday. The 33-year-old Bennett is signed for an imminently reasonable [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:18:54 +0000

Colts tender Marcus Johnson

The Colts traded for wide receiver Marcus Johnson just before the start of last season, but they’ll have him for the entire offseason this year. Stephen Holder of TheAthletic.com reports that the team has tendered Johnson a contract as an exclusive rights free agent. Johnson can sign that tender and play for the Colts or [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:18:42 +0000

Lions release T.J. Lang

The Lions said in February that they were still figuring out what they wanted to do with guard T.J. Lang and they announced their decision on Friday. Lang has been released after two seasons with the team. General Manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia released a statement thanking Lang for his efforts. “We [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:08:36 +0000

Jaguars cutting Carlos Hyde

A report earlier this month had the Jaguars trying to trade defensive tackle Malik Jackson and running back Carlos Hyde, but that didn’t work out on either front. Shortly after word broke that the team is cutting Jackson, there are multiple reports that they are releasing Hyde as well. Hyde came to Jacksonville when the [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:01:19 +0000

Report: Jaguars tell Malik Jackson they’re cutting him

Malik Jackson is on the way out in Jacksonville. Jackson, the defensive tackle who was a Pro Bowler for the Jaguars in 2017, has been told he’s getting cut, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. Although Jackson is a good player, the Jaguars don’t have much cap space and decided that his $13 million base salary [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:53:28 +0000

Reports: Giants send Olivier Vernon to Browns for Kevin Zeitler

Two veterans who had been the subject of trade talk are being traded for each other. The Giants are trading pass rusher Olivier Vernon to the Browns for guard Kevin Zeitler, according to multiple reports. The two teams are also swapping mid-round picks, with the Browns getting a better pick in the exchange. Trades cannot [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:37:43 +0000

Antonio Brown essentially has a no-trade clause

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown isn’t a free agent. But he’s acting like he is one, and the Steelers are letting him. Regardless of anything the Steelers have said — things they have to say in order to maximum Brown’s trade price — they seem to be committed to trading Brown. They could play hardball with Brown, [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:31:04 +0000

Bill Polian “retires” from ESPN

Hall of Fame G.M. Bill Polian is moving on to the next phase of his career. Polian has retired from ESPN. The network announced the development on Friday. The headline of the announcement from ESPN calls it a retirement. The quote from Polian suggests that he isn’t retiring. “After talking it over with my family, [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:13:25 +0000

Michael Bennett wants a raise

The Eagles have been shopping defensive end Michael Bennett. A team that trades for him better be ready to give him a raise. Bennett said this morning on NFL Network that he wants more than the $7.2 million he’s due this year. “We’re in a tough situation as far as the salary cap and I’m [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:10:19 +0000

The Antonio Brown trade fell apart on the 10-year anniversary of the Bills signing T.O.

The parallels between Antonio Brown wanting out of Pittsburgh and Terrell Owens wanting out of Philadelphia became obvious from the moment Brown threw a ball at a teammate and stormed out of practice only days before the last regular-season game of the 2018 season. And the connection between the two almost assumed a coincidental-to-the-point-of-bizarre quality [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:42:08 +0000

“Several teams” are waiting for the Steelers to reduce their asking price for Antonio Brown

The Steelers currently don’t have many suitors for receiver Antonio Brown. And that’s apparently because the Steelers are still holding out for a first-round pick for Brown’s services. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, “several teams” are waiting for the Steelers to reduce their asking price before pursuing Brown aggressively. It’s unclear which [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:57:32 +0000

Marcus Gilbert tweets his goodbye to Pittsburgh

The Steelers are apparently making other moves today. Veteran Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert just tweeted out “Next chapter,” with the praying hands and sunglasses emoji, which unless he’s reading scripture on the beach can only mean so many things. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said there’s no confirmation from the team at this [more]

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:51:24 +0000

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