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Johnny Manziel Receiving Interest From Saints

Mar 23, 2017 10:38 AM

Johnny Manziel has discussed a return to the NFL with Sean Payton.

Manziel has kept a low profile recently as he trains for a return but the New Orleans Saints have interest in him.

Manziel and Payton were spotted having breakfast together during Super Bowl week.

Manziel sat out the entire 2016 season. Manziel's domestic violence case is still under investigation by the NFL.

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Jaguars Sign Mychal Rivera

Mar 23, 2017 8:45 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Mychal Rivera, who will fill the void left behind by Julius Thomas at tight end.

Rivera averaged 1.10 yards receiving per route run, which was 65th out of 133 tight ends in the league, per Pro Football Focus.

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Packers Agree To Re-Sign Christine Michael

Mar 23, 2017 8:41 AM

Christine Michael has agreed to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.

The Packers claimed Michael off waivers on Nov. 16 in the wake of numerous running back injuries.

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Kamar Aiken Signs One-Year Deal With Colts

Mar 22, 2017 8:43 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Kamar Aiken to a one-year deal.

Aiken led the Baltimore Ravens with 75 catches for 944 yards and five touchdowns in 2015, but followed that up with just 29 receptions, 328 yards and one score this past season.

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Dolphins, Kiko Alonso Agree Upon Four-Year Extension

Mar 22, 2017 8:28 AM

The Miami Dolphins have signed Kiko Alonso to a four-year contract extension.

"It means everything," Alonso said. "This is where I want to be. I'm just excited that it's official that I'm staying here."

Alonso led the Dolphins with 115 tackles last season. Miami gave Alonso a first-round tender earlier this month to prevent the linebacker, a restricted free agent, from exploring his options with other teams.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Marshawn Lynch's Agent Unsure If He'll Return

Mar 21, 2017 1:46 PM

The agent of Marshawn Lynch is unsure if he will come out of retirement to join the Oakland Raiders.

The Seattle Seahawks own the NFL rights to Lynch and he'd have to petition the NFL to return and then be released or traded.

“Well, in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada,” agent Doug Hendrickson told KNBR Monday. “I’m due to see him this week. So he and I have not spoken about this at all. So it was the media who took the ball and ran with it. He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life.

“Marshawn, it wouldn’t shock me if he says, 'Hey, I want to play.’ It wouldn’t shock me if he says, 'Nah, I don’t know where this came from. I don’t want to play.’ ”

According to Hendrickson, money won’t be the biggest issue with regard to a comeback.

“He doesn’t spend any of the money he’s made. He’s got a lot of money,” Hendrickson said. “He does miss football. No question. He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mindset is. He’s the kind of guy that can shift by the hour.”

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Donald Trump Takes Credit For Colin Kaepernick Being Unsigned

Mar 21, 2017 7:47 AM

President Donald Trump has taken credit for the fact that Colin Kaepernick has not signed with a team since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers three weeks ago.

Trump said he read an article about NFL owners' fears about signing Kaepernick and said, "They don't want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that?"

Trump added that he wanted to share this with "the people of Kentucky because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag."

Kaepernick famously took a knee during the national anthem before 49ers games last fall to protest what he said was oppression of people of color, leading to dozens of athletes in multiple sports following with protests of their own.

In the midst of explaining his actions to reporters, Kaepernick called then-candidate Trump "openly racist."

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

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Jets Sign Josh McCown To One-Year Deal

Mar 20, 2017 7:16 PM

The New York Jets have signed Josh McCown to a one-year deal.

McCown's deal is worth $6 million and is fully guaranteed.

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Saints Close To Signing Manti Te'o

Mar 20, 2017 4:11 PM

The New Orleans Saints are close to a deal with Manti Te'o.

The Saints have already signed one inside linebacker this year, giving A.J. Klein a three-year, $15 million deal.

In 2016, Te'o suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week 3 against the Colts and was done for the year.

Te'o, who turned 26 in January, has missed a combined 26 games in his four previous NFL seasons.

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49ers Remain Open To Bringing Back Colin Kaepernick

Mar 20, 2017 7:34 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are still open to bringing Colin Kaepernick back into the mix at quarterback.

The club currently has Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley as options under center.

"(Kaepernick) was, in everyone's mind in this league, very close to signing a deal with a team at a really good number and it fell through, apparently," John Lynch said. "Here we are with two quarterbacks, but like we said, we're gonna look at every option. The likelihood of that happening has probably gone down significantly, but we're not going to close our mind or our options on anyone, including him."

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Ray Rice Hasn't Given Up On Continuing NFL Career
Ray Rice would still like to play football and believes that he could help an NFL team.

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Saints Bring In Chase Daniel For Visit
The Saints have Luke McCown, who will make $1.5 million in the final year of his contract, but Chase Daniel is five years younger.

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Giants Sign Geno Smith, Josh Johnson
Geno Smith was a second round pick by the Jets in 2013.

Jordan Ranaan, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jason Pierre-Paul Agrees To Deal With Giants With $54M Guaranteed
Jason Pierre-Paul will average approximately $17 million per season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sean Payton Explains Why Saints Interested In Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler visited the Saints on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Colin Kaepernick Receiving No Interest Despite QB-Needy Teams
Players of Colin Kaepernick's caliber usually get multiple shots but there are a number of factors working against him.

Mike Freeman/Bleacher Report

Raiders Considering Marshawn Lynch Through Trade Or Release
The Raiders would have to either acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with the Seahawks or after his release.

Adam Schefter & Josina Anderson/ESPN

Eddie Lacy's Contract With Seahawks Includes Seven Weigh-Ins
There is a $385,000 weight clause in Eddie Lacy's contract with the Seattle Seahawks that is based on the running back hitting specific benchmarks on seven separate occasions, according to a source.

Field Yates/ESPN

Jets Expected To Sign Morris Claiborne
Morris Claiborne is expected to sign a contract with the Jets, according to a league source.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Vikings Rule Out Re-Signing Adrian Peterson
Rick Spielman said he texted Adrian Peterson at 1 a.m. on Thursday morning and informed him of the Latavius Murray deal.

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Jared Cook Agrees Upon Two-Year, $12.2M Deal With Raiders
Jared Cook caught 30 balls for 377 yards and one touchdown last season for the Packers.

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Brandon Carr Agrees To Four-Year, $24M Deal With Ravens
Brandon Carr signed a five-year, $50 million deal as a free agent in 2012.

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Latavius Murray Signs Three-Year Deal With Vikings
The Vikings have signed Latavius Murray to a three-year contract that can be voided after the 2017 season.

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Vikings, Adam Thielen Agree To Three-Year Deal
The Vikings have agreed to a three-year deal with Adam Thielen that could be worth as much as $27 million through incentives, according to a source.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Patriots Agree Upon Four-Year, $43.5M Deal With Dont'a Hightower
Dont'a Hightower will receive $19 million in guaranteed money.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Malcolm Butler To Visit With Saints On Thursday
The Patriots have the ability to match any offer sheet given to the cornerback.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Andre Smith Agrees To Return To Bengals
After spending one year with the Vikings, Andre Smith has agreed to a deal to return to the Bengals, according to a source.

Jeff Darlington/ESPN

Tyrod Taylor Takes $10M Pay Cut In Restructured Deal With Bills
Tyrod Taylor will be fully guaranteed only $15.5 million under the terms of his restructured deal.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Kirk Cousins Denies Asking For Trade From Washington
Kirk Cousins said the first he heard of his trade demands was when a shoe store employee related Chris Mortensen's report to him while fitting his wife for shoes.

John Keim/ESPN

Eddie Lacy Agrees To Sign One-Year, $5.55M Deal With Seahawks
Eddie Lacy has battled injuries and weight issues over the past few seasons.

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