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Darnell Dockett Signs Two-Year Deal With 49ers

Mar 5, 2015 10:03 AM

Darnell Dockett has agreed to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.

Dockett signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the 49ers with $4 million being paid in the first season and $2 million guaranteed.

Dockett missed all of 2014 after tearing his ACL during training camp.

Dockett was released by the Arizona Cardinals to free up $6.8 million in cap space.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Bears Pursuing Trade Of Brandon Marshall

Mar 5, 2015 11:22 AM

The Chicago Bears are pursuing a trade of Brandon Marshall.

The key date to keep in mind with Marshall is Thursday, March 12. That is when his base salary of $7.5 million for 2015 becomes fully guaranteed.

The Bears sent two third round picks to the Miami Dolphins in 2012 to acquire Marshall. Chicago is likely looking for a mid-round pick in exchange for Marshall.

Marshall caught 61 balls for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014.

Alshon Jeffery would become the No. 1 wide receiver for the Bears, who has a similar skill-set as Marshall.

Brad Biggs/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Chicago Bears, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Aldon Smith Agrees Upon Restructured One-Year Deal With 49ers

Mar 5, 2015 8:32 PM

Aldon Smith has agreed upon a restructured one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal will pay his scheduled $9.754 million salary through a series of roster bonuses.

The 49ers picked up the fifth-year option on Smith’s contract last offseason. The $9.754 million would have become fully guaranteed on Tuesday, the first day of the new league year.

“It wasn’t like they said, ‘If you don’t do this, you’re cut,’” said Doug Hendrickson, who represents Smith.

“The thought behind it is that Aldon realizes he’s been his own worst enemy. He has come a long way since he was suspended. His ultimately his goal, my goal and the team’s goal is for him to sign a long-term contract with the Niners.”

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Maurice Jones-Drew Retires From NFL

Mar 5, 2015 7:01 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew has retired from the NFL after nine seasons.

Jones-Drew spent eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars before joining his hometown Oakland Raiders in 2014.

Jones-Drew, 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, completed his career with 8,167 rushing yards. 

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

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Raiders To Host Visit For Ndamukong Suh

Mar 5, 2015 2:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders will have Ndamukong Suh in for a visit next week.

Suh is the biggest free agent of the offseason class and also will draw serious interest from the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Tags: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cary Williams Meeting With Seahawks

Mar 5, 2015 10:49 AM

The Seattle Seahawks are meeting with Cary Williams, who could be a potential replacement at cornerback for Byron Maxwell.

The Philadelphia Eagles cut Williams earlier this week as they work to purge their salary cap.

Williams struggled last season, but remains a solid starter in the right situation. Williams has good size at cornerback, which is valued by the Seahawks.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Steelers Won't Bring Back Troy Polamalu For 2015

Mar 5, 2015 10:46 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers don't have Troy Polamalu in their plans for 2015 and the only question is how he'll make his exit.

The Steelers hope Polamalu decides to retire rather than play for another team.

Polamalu was the anchor of the Steelers' defense for more than a decade, but his play has fallen off as he enters his mid-30s.

Polamalu will count $6 million against the cap.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Patriots Decline 2015 Option On Vince Wilfork

Mar 5, 2015 10:09 AM

The New England Patriots have declined their option for 2015 on Vince Wilfork.

Wilfork will become an unrestricted free agent.

Wilfork was due a $4 million roster bonus on March 10.

The Patriots create $8.06 million in salary-cap space with the move. Wilfork and the Patriots could still reach a new agreement to extend Wilfork's career in New England, where he's played since the club selected him in the first round of the 2004 draft.

"I'm in a good place. I have a great relationship with the Patriots organization," Wilfork wrote in his statement. "Please know how blessed my family and I have been to be able to play 11 years in New England for an amazing organization. New England has been and always will be my home."

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rob Gronkowski: Winning The Super Bowl Changes Lives

Mar 4, 2015 9:12 PM

Rob Gronkowski believes winning a Super Bowl has already changed his life.

"When you win the Super Bowl, it changes lives," Gronkowski said on the program. "It's been very cool, but I was also [part of] a Super Bowl loss, when we lost three years ago. I can tell you this, winning it is a lot, lot different than losing it. It's been a great time. Pretty awesome." 

 

Gronkowski has been trying to enjoy his time since the Super Bowl.

"It's been a little crazy, a lot of fun. I'm just enjoying the time, celebrating with my teammates, my family and friends. Basically just enjoying the time off because you go through the grind for seven months straight, so you kind of sit back, relax, have some free time to yourself, so it's been cool."

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots

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Dolphins, Colts Expected To Be Strongest Pursuers Of Ndamukong Suh

Mar 4, 2015 8:50 PM

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts are expected to make the strongest pushes to sign Ndamukong Suh when free agency begins.

The guarantees in Suh's contract could exceed $60 million.

A source close to Suh's camp indicated he'd prefer to sign with the Dolphins, though the Colts and Detroit Lions aren't far behind.

Florida has no state income tax, which could push the Dolphins' package ahead of rival teams.

Suh has stated his aspirations of becoming a billionaire. 

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Adrian Peterson Still Has Concerns With Vikings Following Meeting
Adrian Peterson believes Vikings' COO Kevin Warren worked with the NFL to keep him off the field for the 2014 season following his child abuse charges.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List
Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Saints Release Pierre Thomas
Pierre Thomas had 45 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Peyton Manning To Cut Pay For 2015 By $4M
Peyton Manning's salary for 2015 will drop from $19 million to $15 million.

Chris Mortensen, Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Bills Acquire Matt Cassel In Trade With Vikings
Matt Cassel has been a starter for the Patriots, Chiefs and Vikings.

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Steelers Hope Troy Polamalu Decides To Retire
Troy Polamalu openly pondered retirement after January's playoff loss to the Ravens.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

C.J. Spiller: I'm Pretty Sure Chip Kelly Has My Agent's Number
The LeSean McCoy trade effectively ended the tenure of C.J. Spiller with the Bills, but it could create an opportunity for him to join the Eagles.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Greg Hardy To Meet With NFL
The Panthers are not expected to re-sign Greg Hardy.

David Newton/ESPN

LeSean McCoy Traded By Eagles To Bills
The Bills will send Kiko Alonso to the Eagles in return for LeSean McCoy.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne Signs 49ers
Jarryd Hayne was the National Rugby League Player of the Year in 2014.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Giants Considering Pursuit Of Ndamukong Suh
The Giants currently project to have just $13 million of cap space.

Ralph Vacchiano/New York Daily News

DeMarco Murray Likely To Re-Sign With Cowboys If Offer Is Competitive
DeMarco Murray made just $1.4 million in 2014, ranking 23rd among running backs.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Agent: Texans First Broached Trade Idea To Andre Johnson
The agent for Andre Johnson has denied approaching the Texans for a trade.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Cole Beasley, Cowboys Agree Upon Four-Year, $13.6M Deal
Cole Beasley was Tony Romo's slot receiver in 2014, catching 37 balls for 420 yards and four touchdowns.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Woody Johnson Pushing For Jets To Sign Darrelle Revis
The Jets traded Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers in 2013 and he played for the Super Bowl champion Patriots last season.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Jameis Winston Spending Three Days Meeting With Buccaneers
Jameis Winston's meetings are largely with Buccaneers' ownership.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Andre Johnson Asks Texans For Trade Or Release
Andre Johnson will turn 34 in July.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Giants Place Franchise Tag On Jason Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul's franchise designation will pay him $14.813 million for the 2015 season.

Michael Eisen/Giants.com

Patriots Use Tag On Stephen Gostkowski Instead Of Devin McCourty
The Patriots have used their 2015 franchise tag on Stephen Gostkowski.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Cowboys Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant will make $12.823 million in 2015 if he signs the tag.

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports