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Patriots Sign David Harris

Jun 21, 2017 11:21 AM

The New England Patriots have agreed to a two-year deal with David Harris.

The New York Jets released Harris on June 6 after being unable to agree on a pay cut with the linebacker, who played 10 seasons for the team.

The Patriots needed a linebacker to play the most snaps alongside Dont'a Hightower.

Harris was surprised by the Jets' decision to release him.

A second-round pick in 2007, Harris ranks No. 2 in tackles in Jets team history. 

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Eric Decker Signs With Titans

Jun 18, 2017 7:53 PM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to sign Eric Decker.

Decker was released this past week by the New York Jets.

Decker spent the past three seasons with the Jets but was limited to just three games in 2016.

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Roger Goodell Denies Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed By NFL

Jun 17, 2017 1:41 PM

Roger Goodell was asked about the Colin Kaepernick situation in which he remains unsigned amid accusations the NFL is blackballing him for his political activism. 

When asked about it Thursday, he called the NFL a “meritocracy,” where players “earn [their] opportunities.”

Goodell said all teams "want to get better."

“And if they see an opportunity to get better as a football team, they’re going to do it. They’re going to do whatever it takes to make their football team better.

“So those are football decisions,” Goodell continued. “They’re made all the time. I believe that if a football team feels that Colin Kaepernick, or any other player, is going to improve that team, they’re going to do it.”

When asked if he would like to see Kaepernick get signed, Goodell said, “I don’t get involved in personnel decisions with the clubs. Those are decisions that the 32 clubs are going to have to make individually. They’re going to give whatever player they think can help them win that opportunity.

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DeAngelo Hall Accepted Pay Cut To Remain With Washington

Jun 15, 2017 9:07 AM

DeAngelo Hall, coming off a torn ACL and still learning a new position, accepted a pay cut to remain with the Washington Redskins.

Hall said he recently accepted a reduced salary, cutting his base number almost in half. He had been scheduled to make $4.25 million this season but will now make $2.3 million, according to a source.

He spent his first 12 seasons at corner before moving to safety midway through the 2015 season.

"There will come a point where I'm not able to play and I'm just too old or too slow or too banged up," Hall said. "While I can still play, I want to go out and play.

"I don't know where I fit in yet, and I don't know if they know where I fit in yet. But I know when I'm healthy, I can help us win."

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Seahawks Have 'Every Intention' Of Signing Kam Chancellor To Extension

Jun 14, 2017 8:22 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have "every intention" of signing Kam Chancellor to a long-term contract extension.

"We would very much like to work something out," Pete Carroll said. "We're working at it. And that's really all we'll say. But we are working at it with every intention of taking care of business. It takes awhile. Things take awhile. His frame of mind and our frame of mind are in a really good place. And we're going to work hard to get something done. We'll see if we can."

Chancellor, 29, is entering the final year of his deal and says he has yet to hear from the team about a new pact.

"I trust their word," Chancellor said. "I trust what they say. I'll just let it happen when it's supposed to happen. And all I can do is control what I can control right now, and that's playing on the field and keeping that camaraderie together with my brothers and just keep building."

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Jets Unsuccessful Trying To Trade Eric Decker

Jun 12, 2017 5:15 PM

The New York Jets were unsuccessful trying to trade Eric Decker and will release him.

Teams interested in Decker wanted the Jets to pick up part of his salary.

Decker is signed through the 2018 season. He is scheduled to be paid $7.25 million in base salary in 2017 and $7.5 million in 2018.

Decker underwent hip and shoulder surgeries last fall, but he is healthy and has been practicing.

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Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens

Jun 12, 2017 4:45 PM

Jeremy Maclin has agreed to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal.

Maclin was surprisingly cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on June 2nd. Maclin also visited the Buffalo Bulls.

Maclin also considered signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The addition of Maclin gives Joe Flacco the best available wide receiver on the free-agent market and significantly improves a Baltimore passing attack that lost two of its top three targets.

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Dez Bryant Recruiting Darrelle Revis To Cowboys

Jun 11, 2017 10:45 PM

Dez Bryant is recruiting Darrelle Revis to join the Dallas Cowboys.

Revis remains a free agent and his future in the NFL remains unclear.

The Cowboys have had significant turnover in their secondary.

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Chargers Sign Melvin Ingram To Four-Year, $66M Extension

Jun 11, 2017 10:42 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed upon a four-year, $66 million deal with Melvin Ingram.

Ingram's deal contains $42 million in guaranteed money.

The Chargers put the franchise tag on Ingram in February and maintained that the goal was to sign a long-term deal.

With 18.5 sacks over the past two seasons, Ingram is tied for 12th in the NFL over that time period. 

Under new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, the Chargers changed from a 3-4 alignment to a 4-3 scheme. 

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Jeremy Maclin Leaves Ravens Without Contract

Jun 9, 2017 8:01 AM

Jeremy Maclin visited with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, but left the club without a contract in hand.

Maclin was shockingly released by the Kansas City Chiefs last Friday.

"He's going to go back. We didn't press him to stay," John Harbaugh said. "I think talking to his wife is really important. He's got a wedding this weekend, so he wants a little more time to make up his decision. ... The main thing is, you want guys to be happy. If they come here, or wherever they go, you want them to look back and say, 'I made the best decision of my life to do that.'"

Maclin also met with the Buffalo Bills this week.

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Ravens Release Dennis Pitta
Dennis Pitta led all NFL tight ends last season with 86 catches.

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Jets Reached Out To Steve Smith About Playing In 2017
The Jets have cut ties with a number of veterans this offseason, but that didn't stop them from reaching out to Steve Smith.

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Jets To Part Ways With Eric Decker
The wide receiver will be released if a trade can't be facilitated.

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Talks Heating Up Between Washington, Kirk Cousins
Daniel Snyder has gotten involved in talks, making it known how much the team wants to re-sign Kirk Cousins.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jimmy Garoppolo Open To Extension With Patriots
Jimmy Garoppolo is entering the final season of his contract with the Patriots.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Fred Jackson 'Not Ready To Hang 'Em Up'
Fred Jackson hasn't filed his retirement paperwork with the NFL because the 36-year-old believes he can still play despite going unsigned last season.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

49ers Sign Elvis Dumervil To Bolster Pass Rush
Elvis Dumervil spent the last four seasons with the Ravens.

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Seahawks Sign Austin Davis Making Colin Kaepernick Deal Unlikely
Austin Davis will join Trevone Boykin as a backup option behind Russell Wilson.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

LeSean McCoy Recruiting Jeremy Maclin To Bills
LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin were teammates with the Eagles from 2009 through 2014.

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Chiefs Release Jeremy Maclin
The Chiefs have released Jeremy Maclin.

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Seahawks Don't Have Plans To Sign Colin Kaepernick
The Seahawks are searching for a backup behind Russell Wilson.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Colts Sign Christine Michael
The Colts have signed Christine Michael to compete for time at running back.

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Torrey Smith: Colin Kaepernick Didn't Commit Crime
Torrey Smith says his former teammate is being blackballed and treated more harshly than players in the league who have committed crimes.

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Derek Carr Won't Discuss Extension With Raiders During Camp
Derek Carr will break off talks and play the 2017 season under the final season of his rookie contract if the two sides are unable to agree upon an extension by the start of training camp.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Seahawks Unlikely To Sign Colin Kaepernick
Despite starting last season for the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick has received little to no interest in free agency.

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Matt Asiata Signs One-Year Deal With Lions
Matt Asiata had an extended tryout with the team during rookie minicamp two weeks ago and the Lions didn't initially sign him.

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Victor Cruz Signs One-Year Deal With Bears
Victor Cruz is 2 years removed from major knee surgery.

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Andrew Hawkins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Patriots
Andrew Hawkins most recently made headlines by earning his master's degree from Columbia with a 4.0 GPA.

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Kirk Cousins On Long-Term Deal: We'll See What Happens In July
Kirk Cousins says he's in a "good place" with his current contract with Washington.

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Seahawks To Work Out Colin Kaepernick
The Seahawks are scheduled to work out some veteran quarterbacks and Colin Kaepernick is slated to be among them, according to sources.

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