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Jaguars Sign Landry Jones

Oct 31, 2018 1:49 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Landry Jones.

Blake Bortles suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, but is expected to play in Week 10.

Jones, whom the Jaguars recently had in for a workout, spent the past five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jones went 3-2 as a starter in place of Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers cut Jones on Sept. 1, opting to keep Joshua Dobbs as Roethlisberger's backup.

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Frank Clark Willing To Play Under Franchise Tag With Seahawks

Oct 23, 2018 10:41 AM

Frank Clark is in no rush to sign a contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks.

Clark wants to become one of the NFL's highest-paid pass rushers and would be fine playing on the franchise tag first.

"I have had several very productive and positive talks with the Seahawks," agent Erik Burkhardt said. "Frank loves it there and believes they'll continue to produce as one of the NFL's dominant defenses even with the departure of many great players. ... Seattle has been very good to him. They've believed in him from the beginning and they've continued to help develop him.

"But the financial goal for players in every major sport now is to get to free agency. It often baffles me how some of these agents do early deals just for the sake of doing a deal. I know that it's football and injury risks are very real, but there's insurance policies to protect players' downsides and risks, along with other measures that we put in place to protect our guys. Just to do an early deal for the sake of doing an early deal doesn't excite us, especially for a guy like Frank who's already a dominant pass-rusher in this league and is just scratching the surface of what he will be."

Clark is in the final season of his rookie contract.

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Le'Veon Bell Still Hasn't Reported To Steelers

Oct 22, 2018 8:24 PM

Le'Veon Bell still hasn't reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers as of Monday.

Bell forfeits $855,000 for each week he fails to sign his $14.5 million franchise tag.

ESPN reported Bell expected to return during the Week 7-8 time frame. 

Bell must report by Nov. 13 in order to play this season.

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Jets Release Terrrelle Pryor

Oct 20, 2018 2:58 PM

The New York Jets will release Terrelle Pryor.

Pryor has a tear in his groin and is expected to miss about two weeks.

The Jets are interested in bringing Pryor back when he's healthy, but other teams are likely to be interested.

Pryor signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal, which included a $1 million signing bonus, with the Jets in March.

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Le'Veon Bell Won't Report To Steelers This Week

Oct 16, 2018 10:44 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers do not expect Le'Veon Bell to report this week.

Bell could instead report Oct. 22.

"I miss football," Bell said earlier this month. "When I do get back, I plan to give it my all. I still do want to go out there and win a Super Bowl with the Steelers."

Bell hasn't signed his $14.5 million franchise tag while preserving his health for a long-term contract.

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Steelers Still Haven't Heard From Le'Veon Bell

Oct 14, 2018 5:48 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven't heard from Le'Veon Bell despite his plan to report in time to be ready for their Oct. 28 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bell has deployed a strategy that has kept Steelers officials and players in the dark, with no contact with any of them.

Bell could return any time between Monday and the following Monday, Oct. 22.

Bell hasn't signed his $14.5 million franchise tag while preserving his health for a long-term contract in Pittsburgh or elsewhere.

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Jerry Jones Says Cowboys Haven't Had No. 1 WR In Years

Oct 10, 2018 8:47 AM

There have been calls for the Dallas Cowboys to re-sign Dez Bryant as they struggle to be productive in the passing game, but Jerry Jones doesn't believe he'd fix anything.

Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that the Cowboys haven't had a No. 1 receiver in "several years."

The Cowboys released Bryant in April in part because he was due to make $12.5 million in 2018.

"I'm basically giving you my definition of a No. 1 receiver, and it is Julio Jones. It is the guy we played the other night [DeAndre Hopkins]," Jones said. "Those are the guys. There's not but about a handful of those in the NFL."

The Cowboys opted to replace Bryant with a committee approach at wide receiver, but through five games, none of the six on the 53-man roster has reached 200 yards.

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Ali Marpet Agrees To Extension With Buccaneers

Oct 9, 2018 1:24 PM

Ali Marpet has agreed to a contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Marpet was scheduled to be one of the most highly coveted interior offensive lineman free agents in 2019.

RealGM Staff Report

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Dez Bryant Dealing With Depression, Anxiety

Oct 1, 2018 8:30 AM

Dez Bryant revealed on social media this week that he's been battling depression and anxiety.

Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens shortly after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. He also turned down an offer from the Cleveland Browns during training camp.

Those close to the wide receiver say he's been working on his mental and physical fitness.

Bryant had 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season.

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