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Raiders, Derek Carr Agree Upon $125M Deal

Jun 22, 2017 10:48 AM

Derek Carr tweeted Thursday that he has finalized a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders that sources indicate is worth $125 million.

Carr's new deal, which carries an average salary of $25 million, will make him the NFL's highest-paid player in terms of new money average.

He suffered a broken fibula in Week 16 and missed Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans, but he has been a full participant in the team's offseason activities.


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Derek Carr, Raiders Agree Upon Five-Year, $125M Extension

Jun 22, 2017 11:38 AM

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders have finalized a five-year, $125 million extension.

Carr, 26, is now under contract through 2022. His extension's average salary of $25 million will make him the NFL's highest-paid player in terms of new money average.

Carr's deal could potentially be backloaded until the Raiders move to Las Vegas; there is no state tax in Nevada, whereas California's tax rate is 13.3 percent. Carr could save hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions.

Carr passed for 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns with just six interceptions last season.


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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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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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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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Julian Edelman Signs Two-Year, $11M Extension With Patriots

Jun 8, 2017 6:42 PM

The New England Patriots and Julian Edelman have agreed upon a two-year, $11 million extension.

With Edelman now signed through 2019, the Patriots have four of their five top receivers signed for multiple seasons: Edelman, Brandin Cooks (2018), Chris Hogan (2018) and Malcolm Mitchell (2019). 

Edelman was entering the final season of his contract in 2017.

From 2013 to '16, Edelman's 356 receptions are the fifth-highest total in the NFL, behind only Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown (481), Denver's Demaryius Thomas (398), Atlanta's Julio Jones (364) and Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald (356).

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49ers Sign Elvis Dumervil To Bolster Pass Rush

Jun 6, 2017 9:00 AM

In hopes of bolstering their pass rush, the San Francisco 49ers have signed Elvis Dumervil.

Dumervil spent the last four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

He signed a two-year deal, according to a source. At 33, Dumervil had three sacks last season for the Ravens as he battled an Achilles injury that limited him to eight games.

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Seahawks Sign Austin Davis Making Colin Kaepernick Deal Unlikely

Jun 5, 2017 6:48 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have signed Austin Davis, which effectively rules them out as a destination for Colin Kaepernick.

Davis will join Trevone Boykin as a backup option behind Russell Wilson. The team waived quarterback Jake Heaps.

Pete Carroll praised Kaepernick last week but indicated that the team had no plans to sign him.

Davis spent time last season with the Denver Broncos. He hasn't played in a game since 2015, when he made two starts for the Cleveland Browns.

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Derek Barnett Signs Rookie Deal With Eagles

Jun 2, 2017 8:08 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed first-round pick Derek Barnett to his rookie contract.

The deal is the standard four-year pact with an option for the fifth year, which would occur in 2021.

Barnett was the fourteenth overall pick.

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

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Christian Kirksey Signs Four-Year, $38M Extension With Browns
Christian Kirksey led the Browns in tackles last season.

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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.


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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Browns Sign Myles Garrett To $30.4M Contract
The Browns have signed first overall pick Myles Garrett to his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract.

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Eagles Sign LeGarrette Blount To One-Year Deal
The deal is worth up to $2.8 million, with a base value of $1.25 million and incentives worth upward of $1.55 million, according to a source.


Washington Signs Nico Marley, Bob Marley's Grandson
Nico Marley started every game at Tulane, the only FBS school to offer him a scholarship.

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Jason McCourty Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Browns
The Browns have agreed to a two-year deal with Jason McCourty, who will provide much-needed depth at cornerback.

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Bills Hire Brandon Beane As New GM
Brandon Beane had served as the Carolina Panthers' assistant GM since 2015.

Jamaal Charles Agrees To Sign With Broncos
Jamaal Charles had spent his entire career with the Chiefs but has recently dealt with a series of injuries.

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Adrian Peterson, Saints Finalize Two-Year Deal
The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017.

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Taylor Gabriel Signs Tender With Falcons
Taylor Gabriel said in February that he wanted to stay with the organization "forever."

Patriots Sign James White To Extension
James White finished first in receiving touchdowns (five) and third in receptions (60) and receiving yards (551) among NFL running backs.

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Mike Gillislee Signs Two-Year Offer Sheet With Patriots
The Patriots have signed Mike Gillislee to a two-year offer sheet worth $6.4 million, according to sources.


Malcolm Butler Signs Tender With Patriots
The tender was at the first round level and carries a salary of $3.91 million for 2017.

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Panthers Sign Kawann Short To Five-Year, $80M Deal
Kawann Short said he wanted to remain with the Panthers even if it meant the franchise tag.

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Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Sign With Raiders
Marshawn Lynch has agreed to sign with the Raiders.

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Dion Jordan Signs With Seahawks
Dion Jordan projects as a strongside linebacker in the Seahawks' base defense and a defensive end in their sub packages.

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Ravens Re-Sign Lardarius Webb
Lardarius Webb was cut by the Ravens four weeks ago.

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