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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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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.

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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/

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

Mar 4, 2015 8:30 PM

Adrian Peterson had a four-hour meeting with Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman on Wednesday.

Peterson issued a statement suggesting his concerns were not resolved during the sit down. 

“I appreciate Rick [Spielman] and Coach [Mike] Zimmer coming down to see me today,” Peterson said in a statement issued to Josina Anderson of ESPN. “We had a great dialogue and they were able to understand where I was coming from and concerns my family and I still have. We respect each other and hopefully the situation can pan out so that everyone involved is content.”

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

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List

Mar 4, 2015 4:59 PM

Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

"All the options are open," Nelson Peterson said of those scenarios. "There's no doors closed on anything at this time. … Adrian will come back from this with a vengeance. He plays hard anyway, but he's got an extra chip on his shoulder. He will bounce back from this."

Peterson would prefer a move to the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are meeting on Wednesday to discuss next steps.


Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Saints Release Pierre Thomas

Mar 4, 2015 4:26 PM

The New Orleans Saints will release Pierre Thomas.

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

Thomas' production dipped significantly from 2013 when he had 147 carries and 549 yards.

Ian Rapoport/

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports

NFL Sets Salary Cap At $143.28 Million For 2015
The cap was set at $133 million in 2014, which was up from $123 million in 2013.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Demaryius Thomas Receives Franchise Tag From Broncos
Demaryius Thomas' tag will be worth approximately $12.8 million.

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Lions Decide Against Using Franchise Tag On Ndamukong Suh
The Lions will have a one-week window to agree to terms with Ndamukong Suh before he hits the open market.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN