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John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson Is Going To Get Paid, And He Knows That

Jun 17, 2021 9:46 AM

The Baltimore Ravens will sign Lamar Jackson to a contract extension at some point, but that day has yet to arrive.

According to a report, the Ravens consider Jackson's extension "priority No. 1 and are aiming to get it done prior to training camp before moving on to several other orders of business."

"Look what he's done. He's going to get paid. He knows that," John Harbaugh said. "The question becomes: What's he going to do? What's his legacy going to be as a quarterback? That’s what he focuses on. That's what's so great about him. The other thing is a done deal."

The 24-year-old quarterback is scheduled to make $1.771 million in base salary this season and $23.106 million under the fifth-year option in 2022.

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Baker Mayfield In 'No Rush' To Sign Extension

Jun 16, 2021 5:29 PM

Baker Mayfield is in "no rush" to sign an extension with the Cleveland Browns and is focused on his on-field play.

"Everything happens for a reason and it'll handle itself," said Mayfield, who became eligible for an extension this offseason. "So, just worried about winning."

Mayfield finished the season 10th in QBR, though from Week 7 to Week 15 he ranked third, trailing only league MVP Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Mayfield ended with 26 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, while completing almost 63% of his passes.

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Allen Robinson Prepared To Play 2021 On One-Year Deal With Bears

Jun 16, 2021 5:27 PM

Allen Robinson is prepared for the possibility he'll play the 2021 season on a one-year deal.

"I don't have any [contract] updates or nothing like that," Robinson said on a Tuesday Zoom call.

"That's not in my control, if I don't [get a long-term deal]. That being a possibility [of playing on the one-year franchise tag], then I mean, that is what it is and I'm comfortable with that. Obviously, that's a possibility. That's fine, it is what it is. As I said before, my main focus now is continuing to be better and get better."

The Bears placed the $17.98 franchise tag tender on Robinson after the two sides were unable to agree to an extension last year. 

Despite playing on some of the league's lower-rated offenses, Robinson has caught 255 passes for 3,151 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past three seasons.

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Aaron Rodgers Enjoying Offseason Without 'Any Obligations'

Jun 15, 2021 1:56 PM

Tom Brady sarcastically asked Aaron Rodgers to comment on his “low-profile” and “peaceful” offseason including no controversies.

“It’s been one of those quiet offseasons you dream about,” Rodgers said with no hint of irony, “where you can kind of just go through your process on your own, quietly, and that’s all you can ask for as an older player in the league and someone who’s been around for a long time and just enjoys that time to yourself, just relax, to not be bothered, to not have any obligations or anything going on. You know, I think that’s what this offseason has been about. It’s been about really enjoying my time and spending it where I want to spend it not feeling like I have to go anywhere. but still be an NFL player at the same time. It’s been great.”

Rodgers has sought a trade from the Green Bay Packers this offseason.

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Sheldon Richardson Signs With Vikings

Jun 15, 2021 1:06 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Sheldon Richardson. Richardson spent the 2018 season with the Vikings.

Richardson signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Cleveland Browns following his one season in Minnesota. Richardson played two seasons in Cleveland before he was released earlier this offseason.

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Jamal Adams Sitting Out Mandatory Minicamp With Seahawks

Jun 15, 2021 1:05 PM

Jamal Adams will not participate in mandatory minicamp with the Seattle Seahawks this week as he seeks a new contract.

A source told ESPN earlier this month that the Seahawks and Adams' representatives have had discussions about a new deal but that not much movement had been made towards an agreement. The source said there is still confidence within the organization that a deal will get done.

Adams is scheduled to make $9.86 million in 2021.

The Seahawks inherited that contract when they acquired Adams in a blockbuster trade last July for a package that included Seattle's 2021 and 2022 first-round picks.

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Texans Will Make 'Decision' On Deshaun Watson Before Training Camp

Jun 15, 2021 9:04 AM

The Houston Texans haven't said much about Deshaun Watson lately, but Nick Caserio opened up a bit on Monday.

"We're taking it one day at a time and really control the things we can control," Caserio said in an appearance on Sports Radio 610, when asked whether the organization has addressed the Watson situation with the other players on the team. "The players have been focused on their attitude and their approach in the building, and they've handled everything very well."

The first-year general manager then made a telling remark.

"I don't have any additional comments about anything," Caserio said. "I think we're respectful of what's happening, respectful of the process and everybody that's involved. The most important thing is for all of us, the coaches and players and myself included, is to focus on the things we can control. As we get more information, as we get closer to training camp, we'll try to make the best decision for the Houston Texans, whatever that entails."

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Vikings Expect Danielle Hunter At Mandatory Minicamp

Jun 15, 2021 8:58 AM

The Minnesota Vikings expect to have Danielle Hunter back this week during mandatory minicamp, according to a source.

The defensive end missed the team's entire voluntary offseason program.

Hunter, 26, sat out last season with a herniated disk that required surgery last October. At the time of his surgery, it was reported that he was unhappy with the state of his contract and wanted a reworked deal ahead of the 2021 season.

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Jamison Crowder Accepts Pay Cut To Remain With Jets

Jun 15, 2021 8:56 AM

Jamison Crowder, the leading receiver for the New York Jets the past two seasons, avoided the possibility of being released by agreeing to a pay cut, according to a source.

Crowder was due to make a non-guaranteed $10 million in base pay for 2021, the final year of a three-year, $28.5 million contract.

The new deal is expected to significantly lower his $11.4 million salary-cap charge.

Crowder, who turns 28 on Thursday, skipped the voluntary portion of the offseason as the two sides haggled over the contract.

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Stephon Gilmore Skips Mandatory Minicamp With Patriots

Jun 14, 2021 7:12 PM

Stephon Gilmore did not report to mandatory minicamp with the New England Patriots on Monday.

Gilmore could be making a statement about his contract, as he is scheduled to earn a base salary of $7 million in 2021.

The Patriots had advanced $4.5 million of Gilmore's 2021 salary to him last year, leading to this year's low figure.

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Jets Want Jamison Crowder To Take 50 Percent Pay Cut

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Le'Veon Bell Would Rather Retire Than Play For Andy Reid Again

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Todd Gurley Visiting With Ravens

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Ja'Wuan James Files $15M Grievance Against Broncos, Signs With Ravens

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Gus Edwards, Ravens Agree To Two-Year, $10M Extension

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Weston Richburg Retires From NFL

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Texans Sign Rex Burkhead To One-Year Deal

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Ben Roethslisberger Approached Steelers About Pay Cut

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Stefon Diggs, Bills Agree To Restructured Contract

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