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Texans Considering Franchise Tag On Jadeveon Clowney

Feb 28, 2019 11:32 AM

The Houston Texans will consider using the franchise tag on Jadeveon Clowney. 

“It’s certainly an option,” GM Brian Gaine said of using the franchise tag. “It’s not the priority, but it’s certainly an option.”

The Texans have until Tuesday afternoon to decide about using the tag. 

There have been reports that the Texans might prefer to let Clowney play out the season on the tag.

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Giants Expect Eli Manning To Remain With Franchise In 2019

Feb 27, 2019 12:58 PM

The New York Giants expect Eli Manning to remain with the franchise in 2019.

"Well, I think Eli can help us win games, and he proved when the players around him started playing better that he can play at a very high level and help us win games, so at this point I want Eli back," Pat Shurmur said from Indianapolis. "He's back."

Asked specifically if he expects Manning to be on the team in 2019, Shurmur said, "I fully expect him [back].

"[General manager] Dave [Gettleman] will tell you I'm a body collector. I want to keep all the players we have and add new ones. I really feel that way about Eli," he said.

Manning's cap hit for next season is $23.2 million. 


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Eagles Decide Not To Use Franchise Tag On Nick Foles

Feb 27, 2019 12:56 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will not use a franchise tag on Nick Foles, which will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Eagles would have had to make several cuts to successfully pull off a tag-and-trade involving Foles.

The Eagles are committed to Carson Wentz at quarterback.

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Falcons Plan On Keeping Vic Beasley Jr. In 2019

Feb 27, 2019 11:52 AM

The Atlanta Falcons say "the plan right now" is on keeping Vic Beasley Jr. for the 2019 season.

"I'm very excited about where I think he can go to, and we've had good conversations about the impact that he can make," Dan Quinn said of Beasley. "The biggest impact that he can make is doing it really consistently."

Beasley recorded just 10 sacks over the past two seasons.

"I think it's going to take really good preparation and really consistent play," Quinn said of Beasley becoming an impact player again. "So how do we get him to that? A lot of things are going to come into that. But if I didn't think that he could do it, I wouldn't [commit]. So that's our belief as an organization, to say, 'Hey, man, we believe you can get the job done.'"

Beasley has one year left on his contract after the Falcons exercised his fifth-year option. 

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49ers Place Franchise Tag On Robbie Gould

Feb 27, 2019 8:03 AM

The San Francisco 49ers have placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould.

The kicker is the first player to receive the franchise designation this offseason.

The 2019 franchise tag for punters and kickers is projected to be just more than $5 million on the one-year tender offer.

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Cowboys Hopeful On Opening Offer To DeMarcus Lawrence

Feb 26, 2019 3:14 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have made an opening offer to DeMarcus Lawrence.

"I'm confident we'll get a deal done," Stephen Jones said in a break between competition committee meetings in Indianapolis. "I don't know the timing, but I'm very confident we can get a deal done. Everybody's on the record, from Jerry [Jones] to myself to Jason Garrett to Will [McClay], on what we think of D-Law."

Dallas has until March 5 to get a multiyear deal done with Lawrence before having to use the franchise tag.

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Ravens To Release Michael Crabtree

Feb 25, 2019 5:11 PM

The Baltimore Ravens will release Michael Crabtree.

Crabtree was scheduled to receive a $2.5 million roster bonus next month and earn $7.5 million in 2019 after leading the NFL with eight dropped passes last season.

The Ravens are looking to make over the wide receiver position for new franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Baltimore signed Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million deal last March.

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Marshawn Lynch Likely To Play In '19 With Raiders Remaining In Oakland

Feb 25, 2019 5:05 PM

Marshawn Lynch is now likely to play for the Oakland Raiders in 2019 with the franchise reaching a deal to remain at the Coliseum this season.

Lynch didn't have interest in playing for the Raiders had they relocated outside the Bay Area.

Lynch retired from the NFL after the 2015 season and returned in 2017.

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Bears Release Cody Parkey, Will Carry $4.4M Dead Cap Money

Feb 23, 2019 9:49 AM

The Chicago Bears have released kicker Cody Parkey.

Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles that would have sent the Bears to the Divisional Round.

Parkey also missed three extra point attempts and eight field goal tries in 2018.

The Bears signed Parkey, 27, to a four-year deal that included $9 million in guaranteed money last March. The team will have to carry $4,437,500 worth of dead salary-cap money once Parkey is cut when the new league year begins.


Tags: Chicago Bears, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Cowboys Looking To Land Earl Thomas At Discounted Rate

Feb 22, 2019 7:40 AM

There has been mutual interest between the Dallas Cowboys and Earl Thomas for quite some time, but the team isn't willing to spend excessively on the safety.

According to a source, there is a strong market for Thomas as a free agent.

Thomas, 29, is dealing with an injury that should require three to four months of recovery, but he should be ready for Week 1.

"I can't imagine we're more than bargain shoppers here," a Cowboys source said.

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Ravens, Tavon Young Agree Upon Three-Year Extension
The Ravens have agreed to a three-year, $25.8 million extension with Tavon Young, according to a source.

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Le'Veon Bell To Become Unrestricted Free Agent As Steelers Decline Tag
The Steelers will receive a 2020 compensatory pick that could be worth as high as a third-round selection.

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Emmanuel Sanders Unlikely To Restructure Contract
He will miss the start of the season after tearing his Achilles in December.

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Adam Thielen's Agent Optimistic About New Deal
Adam Thielen is entering the third season of a four-year, $19.246 million base deal.

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Charles Clay Signs One-Year, $3.25M Deal With Cardinals
Kliff Kingsbury is familiar with with Charles Clay from college.


Jaguars Pick Up Option On Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell, 32, is due $12 million this coming season.

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Colin Kaepernick 'Absolutely' Still Wants To Play
Colin Kaepernick "absolutely wants to play" in the NFL, his attorney told CNN over the weekend.

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Chargers Decline Option On DT Corey Liuget
Corey Liuget will become a free agent after the Chargers decided not to exercise the 2019 option on the defensive tackle's contract.

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Texans Release Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas said he was not thinking about retiring.


Seahawks Expected To Tag Frank Clark
The move would come if they canít reach a long-term deal with him before the March 5 deadline.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Browns Sign Kareem Hunt To One-Year Deal
Kareem Hunt will be a restricted free agent after the contract expires.


Cardinals Sign Robert Alford To Three-Year Deal
Robert Alford was released by the Falcons on Tuesday after six seasons.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Eagles' Rumored Tag-And-Trade Plan For Nick Foles Violates CBA
The Eagles and Nick Foles are engaging in a contract dance this offseason.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Falcons Parting Ways With Matt Bryant
The Falcons are not exercising Matt Bryant's option for next season, making the 43-year-old kicker a free agent on March 13.

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Giants Don't Pick Up Jonathan Stewart's Option
The Giants have decided not to pick up Jonathan Stewart's contract option for 2019, according to a source.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Nick Foles Informs Eagles He'll Void Option For 2019
The Eagles previously notified Nick Foles they would be picking up his option.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Dolphins Haven't Made Decision Yet On Ryan Tannehill
Multiple sources have said for weeks that Ryan Tannehill likely will not return to the Dolphins in 2019.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Russell Wilson, Seahawks Have Had No Extension Talks
Russell Wilson will likely look to beat the $33.5 million annual average agreed upon by Aaron Rodgers.

Rodney McLeod Agrees To Reworked Deal With Eagles
The Eagles entered the offseason more than $15 million over the salary cap.

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