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Seahawks Still Seeking 2019 2nd Round Pick For Earl Thomas

Sep 30, 2018 1:24 PM

The Seattle Seahawks remain open to trading Earl Thomas but they remain adamant on receiving a 2019 second round pick in return for him.

The Chiefs were unwilling to meet that price but would be interested if the Seahawks were to lower their demands. The Cowboys offered a second-round pick at one point during the preseason, but Seattle wanted more from Dallas.

Thomas is widely expected to leave the Seahawks in 2019.

Pete Carroll said earlier this week that the Seahawks and Thomas are "in a good place" despite the star safety's ongoing contract dispute with the team.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

49ers Not Interested In Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick

Sep 30, 2018 12:17 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are comfortable with starting C.J. Beathard at quarterback and aren't interested in acquiring a high profile quarterback such as Nick Foles or Colin Kaepernick.

Some within the NFL are hoping the 49ers would trade for Foles as they have five prime-time games on their schedule.

Some fans of the 49ers have lobbied the team to sign Kaepernick.

One team source said, they think Beathard will "be productive."

The 49ers lost Jimmy Garoppolo for the season due to a torn ACL.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Steelers Have Yet To Receive Serious Interest In Le'Veon Bell

Sep 30, 2018 12:11 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to progress on trade talks involving Le'Veon Bell to a serious stage.

Some teams have inquired with Pittsburgh on Bell but none have been aggressive.

Bell's continued absence from Pittsburgh has raised questions about what his future salary could and would be if the Steelers, or any team that traded for him, used the transition tag on him this offseason.

The longer Bell stays away, the more his salary for this season drops, which could dramatically affect what he earns in 2019. 

If Bell were to report to the Steelers next week, the most cash he could make this year would be $11.12 million; and 120 percent of that number under the transition tag would be $13.346 million -- lower than the $14.534 he was scheduled to earn under the franchise tag this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Panthers Sign Eric Reid

Sep 27, 2018 11:30 AM

The Carolina Panthers have signed Eric Reid.

The signing does not impact his collusion grievance case as there was no settlement as part of his deal with the Panthers.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

James Harrison: Le'Veon Bell Should Sign Franchise Tag, Fake Injury

Sep 26, 2018 8:45 AM

James Harrison, a former teammate of Le'Veon Bell with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has some advice for the running back.

Bell has stayed away from the Steelers, who placed the franchise tag on him. Bell wants to hit free agency this coming offseason in good health, but won't get the accrued season he needs to become a free agent if he never shows up.

Harrison suggests Bell should sign the franchise tag before the deadline to get the accrued season, report to the Steelers and then fake an injury to prevent himself from taking the field.

"I think the play for Le'Veon, if I'm Le'Veon, is I'm coming back — what is it, November 13? — and I'm gonna go in there, I'm gonna get my credit for the season I need to get, and I'm gonna do the best I can to get out of that season healthy. And, for me, I'd give you everything in practice, you would see — the cameras would see — that I am fine, I am healthy. But come Saturday, 'Something ain't right, I can't play on Sunday.' Because if I go out here and I mess something up I'm losing a lot of money," Harrison said on FS1.


Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Torrey Smith Wants Panthers To Consider Signing Eric Reid

Sep 26, 2018 8:31 AM

The Carolina Panthers need help at free safety and Torrey Smith wants them to consider Eric Reid.

"I think we all know why he hasn't received a call," Smith said.

In 2016, Reid joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial equality and police brutality.

Reid became a free agent this past offseason and remains unsigned although several teams have lost a starting safety to injury.

Smith called Reid, a 2013 Pro Bowl selection, a "great leader" and one of the "best men that I know."

"Honestly, with our injuries, I hope he ends up here," Smith said. "I know how he is as a talent. If this is something where they come and talk to me about him, I'll be glad to talk about him as a player, as a person. He's one of the best men I've been around, so I hope that is something that can happen for us because I know that with the injuries we have, he's a guy that can help this team.

"I really hope he gets a shot. He deserves it, and it's not right what's happened to him."

David Newton/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bengals Sign Thomas Rawls

Sep 19, 2018 11:59 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed Thomas Rawls.

Rawls is a running back who has played for the Seahawks and Jets.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Eagles Sign Jordan Matthews

Sep 19, 2018 10:31 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Jordan Matthews.

The Eagles have had depth issues at wide receiver, placing Mike Wallace on injured reserve this week.

Matthews was traded to the Buffalo Bills before the start of last season and then went to the New England Patriots.

Matthews was valued in the locker room during his first stint with the Eagles and is a close friend of quarterback Carson Wentz.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Washington Signs Breshad Perriman

Sep 17, 2018 5:14 PM

Washington has agreed to sign Breshad Perriman.

Perriman was a first round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015.

The Ravens waived Perriman before the start of the 2018 season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Josh Gordon Hopes To End Up With 49ers, Cowboys

Sep 16, 2018 10:13 AM

Josh Gordon will be released or traded by the Cleveland Browns and he hopes to end up with either the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.

The Browns provided no details behind their decision to part ways with Gordon, but a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that he broke the team's "trust" when he reported to the facility Saturday with a hamstring issue after being a full participant in practice all week. 

Gordon will have no says in where he is traded but Gordon is hopeful that it's to a place that can provide the support and understanding what his needs.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mychal Kendricks Signs One-Year Deal With Seahawks
After being released by the Browns following charges of insider trading, Mychal Kendricks is signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks.


Johnathan Hankins Signs One-Year Deal With Raiders
Johnathan Hankins had 44 tackles and two sacks while starting all 15 games that he appeared in for the Colts.

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Martavis Bryant Signing One-Year Deal To Return To Raiders
The Raiders previously cut Martavis Bryant on roster cut-down day with concerns about a possible league-imposed suspension.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Patriots Sign Corey Coleman, Bennie Fowler
Corey Coleman entered the NFL as a 2016 first-round draft choice of the Browns.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

David Johnson Signs Three-Year, $39M Extension With Cardinals
The deal includes $30 million in guaranteed money.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Bears Sign Eddie Goldman To Four-Year, $42M Extension
Eddie Goldman was a second round pick by the Bears in 2015.

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Cardinals Optimistic On Signing David Johnson To Long-Term Contract
David Johnson is entering the final season of his rookie contract.

Michael McClymont/The Score

Tom Brady Recruits LeBron James To Play Tight End For Patriots
LeBron James played football in high school.


Steelers Won't Rescind Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell
Despite growing discourse between the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell, the team won't rescind the franchise tag for the running back, according to a source.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Le'Veon Bell's Agent Expresses Concerns With Workload
Le'Veon Bell has averaged more than 300 touches per year in five seasons.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Earl Thomas Reports To Seahawks, Will Play Out Final Year Of Contract
The Seahawks have agreed to wipe away almost all of the fines Earl Thomas accrued during his holdout.

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Bills Work Out Paxton Lynch
The Bills have Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen on their depth chart at quarterback.

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Le'Veon Bell Not At Steelers' Practice, GM Releases Statement
Le'Veon Bell has been expected to sign his franchise tender and play in Week 1 as he did last season.

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Broncos Release Paxton Lynch
Paxton Lynch was a first round pick in 2016.


Giants Release Davis Webb
Davis Webb was a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft by the previous regime.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Antonio Gates Signs One-Year Deal With Chargers
Antonio Gates became a free agent in March, and the team notified his representation that the Chargers would not seek to re-sign him.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Bears, Khalil Mack Agree Upon Record-Setting $141M Extension
The Bears have given Khalil Mack a record-setting six-year, $141 million contract extension, according to a source.


David Johnson Unlikely To Get New Deal Before Season
The Cardinals and David Johnson remain far apart in talks about a new deal, according to a report.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk