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Jake Matthews, Falcons Agree To Five-Year, $75M Extension

Jul 27, 2018 10:21 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have Jake Matthews have agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract extension.

Matthews was the sixth overall pick in the 2014 draft.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Patriots, Rob Gronkowski Aren't Close To New Deal

Jul 27, 2018 9:15 AM

A new contract agreement between the New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski isn't close.

"Nothing is imminent," according to a source.

Gronkowski is due to make $8 million this year.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Julio Jones, Falcons Agree To Readjustment Of Contract

Jul 26, 2018 9:54 AM

Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a contract adjustment.

The Falcons converted some of his base salary for 2019, approximately $2 million, into a bonus for 2018.

The Falcons can call this a cap neutral adjustment because the proration of the bonus negates the cap hit.

Jones will now report to camp.

Jeff Schultz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mike Tomlin Done Answering Questions About Le'Veon Bell

Jul 26, 2018 8:55 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't signed Le'Veon Bell long-term and the running back remains away from the team.

Despite the drama, Mike Tomlin says he's moved on.

"I am focused on the guys that are here. My mentality regarding Le'Veon would be very similar to the way it was a year ago," Tomlin said. "Obviously both sides tried in earnest to get a deal done. We weren't able to do that. Now we transition and move forward to our 2018 season. When he gets here we will evaluate his overall readiness and how much time he missed and see the ramifications of that. Until then, I'm going to be extremely focused on those that are here working and their development. I just think that is appropriate."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Texans Won't Negotiate With Jadeveon Clowney During Season

Jul 26, 2018 8:52 AM

If the Houston Texans don't work out a contract extension with Jadeveon Clowney before Week 1, then it will have to wait until after the season.

Brian Gaine told the NFL Network on Wednesday that he has a policy against negotiating contracts during the season.

Clowney is set to enter the final season of a rookie deal that will pay him more than $12 million.

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Browns Internally Discuss Signing Dez Bryant

Jul 25, 2018 2:36 PM

The Cleveland Browns have discussed signing Dez Bryant following the news that Josh Gordon will be away from the team as part of his rehab.

"Have we had discussions about Dez Bryant?" Dorsey said as he and Hue Jackson met the media one day before the opening of training camp. "Yeah, that's natural. You're going to have discussions like that.

"Now, we'll see what comes to fruition in the next couple days, but we've talked about it."

Bryant was released by the Cowboys after eight seasons in Dallas. 

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Earl Thomas Won't Report To Training Camp With Seahawks

Jul 25, 2018 8:00 AM

Earl Thomas won't report to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, according to a source.

The safety recently stated through his Instagram account that he wants the Seahawks to either pay him more money or trade him.

Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his contract and he has vowed to skip all team activities until his contract is addressed.

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Connor Barwin, Giants Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Jul 24, 2018 8:32 AM

The New York Giants have agreed to a two-year contract with Connor Barwin.

According to a source, Barwin's deal is worth up to $5 million.

Barwin has logged 354 tackles and 55.5 sacks in nine seasons. He played for the Los Angeles Rams last season.

Nick Shook/NFL

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Spencer Ware Restructures Deal With Chiefs

Jul 24, 2018 8:26 AM

After missing all of last season with a knee injury, Spencer Ware has restructured his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ware is moving $725,000 of his $1.425 million base salary to incentives.

He ran 214 times for 921 yards and three touchdowns in 2016 while also catching 33 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns.

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Falcons Won't Renegotiate Julio Jones' Contract

Jul 19, 2018 9:23 AM

Julio Jones sat out offseason workouts in hopes of getting a new contract, but the Atlanta Falcons have no plans to meet his demands.

Jones is entering the third year of a five-year $71.25 million contract extension signed in 2015, which runs through the 2020 season.

With franchise tag options, the Falcons could control Jones' future for five more seasons.



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Pittsburgh's Offers To Le'Veon Bell Only Had $10M Guaranteed
It was reported on Monday that the Steelers' final offer to Le'Veon Bell was a five-year, $70 million deal.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Rams Agree To Five-Year, $80M Extension With Brandin Cooks
Brandin Cooks is now signed for six years and $88 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Won't Holdout During Training Camp
Rob Gronkowski's future with the Patriots remains uncertain amid extension talks and trade rumors.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Reportedly Offered Le'Veon Bell A Five-Year, $70M Deal
The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell couldn't come to an agreement on a long-term deal before Monday's deadline and now the potential value of a deal has leaked.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Earl Thomas Wants Extension Or Trade From Seahawks
Earl Thomas used social media to nudge the Seahawks in contract negotiations, suggesting they either sign him to an extension or trade him.

Mike Sando/ESPN

Agent: Le'Veon Bell Likely To Play Elsewhere In 2019
Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers were unable to agree upon a long-term deal before Monday's deadline.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys Unlikely To Reach Long-Term Deal
According to sources, the Cowboys are unlikely to reach a long-term contract agreement with DeMarcus Lawrence before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to sign franchised players.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ziggy Ansah Won't Get New Deal With Lions
Ziggy Ansah won't reach a new deal with the Lions before Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to sign franchise players, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Mike Tomlin Optimistic On Long-Term Deal For Le'Veon Bell
Mike Tomlin expressed similar optimism before last year's deadline.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

DeMarco Murray Hopes To Sign Before Training Camp
DeMarco Murray passed on a chance to work out for the Saints last month, but that doesn't mean he isn't looking for a job.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jerome Bettis Urges Le'Veon Bell, Steelers To Work Things Out
Jerome Bettis wants to see the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell work out their long-term contract issues.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jay Cutler Says He's 'Probably' Retired
Jay Cutler isn't sure if he's 100 percent done with football, but says he's "probably" retired.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk