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Washington Signs Matt Ioannidis To Three-Year, $21.75M Extension

Apr 18, 2019 4:30 PM

Washington has signed Matt Ioannidis to a three-year extension worth up to $21.75 million.

The deal came together over the past two weeks and sped to a conclusion the last two days. 

Ioannidis recorded a career-high 7.5 sacks last season and now has 12 for his career.

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

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Cowboys Having 'Active Discussions' With Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper

Apr 17, 2019 8:25 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have started to work on new contracts for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.

Earlier this offseason, the Cowboys extended DeMarcus Lawrence.

"Yeah, we're always open to looking at things," Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. "Certainly if there are opportunities there that make sense, then we'll progress. I think pretty much everybody's on it pretty good that there's some pretty active discussions now with Dak and Amari, but it doesn't mean that some can’t pick up in short order with other players that we have on our roster that we certainly want to keep here in Dallas and have them remain Cowboys in the future."

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Patriots Agree To Sign Demaryius Thomas

Apr 16, 2019 4:56 PM

The New England Patriots have agreed to sign Demaryius Thomas.

Thomas spent the end of last season with the Houston Texans.

The Patriots lost Chris Hogan in free agency this offseason.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Russell Wilson Agrees To Four-Year, $140M Extension With Seahawks

Apr 16, 2019 7:03 AM

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year, $140 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Wilson will also receive a $65 million signing bonus.

Wilson is contractually tied to the Seahawks through the 2023 season.

Wilson's annual average of $35 million per season eclipses Aaron Rodgers' extension signed last year. Rodgers earns $33.5 million per season and had a $57.5 million signing bonus.

Wilson's deal also includes a no trade clause. 

"Hey Seattle, we got a deal," a sleepy-sounding Wilson says while lying in bed next to his wife Ciara. "Go Hawks. But I'ma see ya'll in the morning. Time for ya'll to go to bed."

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

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Jadeveon Clowney, Texans Aren't Close On New Deal

Apr 15, 2019 9:18 AM

The Houston Texans and Jadeveon Clowney are not close to terms on a new contract.

Clowney won't be involved when the team starts its offseason program on Monday.

If the two sides can't work out a long-term deal by July 15, the only option is Clowney playing this season on the $15.967 million franchise tag.

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Nate Sudfeld Signs Tender With Eagles

Apr 15, 2019 9:15 AM

Nate Sudfeld has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender and will participate in the start of offseason programs with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sudfeld is expected to serve as the No. 2 behind Carson Wentz after Nick Foles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency.

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Russell Wilson Won't Sign Long-Term Deal With Seahawks Beyond April 15

Apr 15, 2019 7:44 AM

Russell Wilson and his agent Mark Rodgers say they won't sign a long-term contract with the Seattle Seahawks if it's not agreed to by the end of Monday, according to a source.

Wilson and Rodgers have informed John Schneider of their position.

Wilson could play year-to-year under the franchise tag or potentially be traded by the Seahawks. Wilson is under contract in 2019 at $17 million and could earn $30.3 million in 2020 and $36.4 million in 2021 before his franchise tag would skyrocket to $52.4 million for 2022.

Wilson is seeking a deal that would include devices to adjust based on a percentage of the cap, similar to the NBA.

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Seahawks Believe Russell Wilson Would Like To Play Elsewhere

Apr 14, 2019 9:32 AM

The Seattle Seahawks believe Russell Wilson would like to play elsewhere, according to a source. Wilson hasn't said this to the Seahawks and may never express it.

But the feeling is Wilson could drive a harder bargain on his contract with the Seahawks than he would another team.

Wilson was recently asked by Jimmy Fallon about a rumor that he could end up with the New York Giants.

"I'm not sure if the Seahawks are gonna let me get away," said Wilson.

Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers, continue to talk to the Seahawks about a long-term deal.

Wilson could take a year-to-year approach if he doesn't sign an extension with the Seahawks.

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Chris Hogan Agrees To One-Year Deal With Panthers

Apr 12, 2019 8:57 PM

The Carolina Panthers have agreed to sign Chris Hogan to a one-year deal.

Hogan had 35 catches for 532 yards and three touchdowns last season for the New England Patriots.

Hogan turns 32 in October.

"It's a business,'' Hogan said of the Patriots. "I can't read too much into it. At the end of the day they're trying to run the team as best as they see fit. Sometimes things don't work out. I'm just really excited about this opportunity.''

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Jets Sign Ty Montgomery To One-Year Deal

Apr 11, 2019 9:08 PM

The New York Jets have agreed to sign Ty Montgomery to a one-year deal.

Montgomery will be Le'Veon Bell's backup at running back.

The Miami Dolphins also expressed interest in Montgomery.

Montgomery, 26, was traded Oct. 30 to the Ravens, two days after an ill-advised kickoff return contributed to a Green Bay Packers loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

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Ravens Sign Marshall Yanda To One-Year Extension
The guard is now signed through the 2020 season.

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Ty Montgomery Visiting With Dolphins, Jets
Ty Montgomery is visiting with the Jets on Thursday and Dolphins on Friday, according to a source.

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Patriots Sign Austin Seferian-Jenkins To One-Year Deal
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has 116 career receptions for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns in 43 games over five seasons.

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Patriots Re-Sign Stephen Gostkowski To Two-Year Deal
Stephen Gostkowski recently received interest from the 49ers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

49ers Express Interest In Signing Stephen Gostkowski
The 49ers have placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould and also remains a free agent.

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Dolphins, Bills Interested In Marquette King
Marquette King spent last season with the Broncos.

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DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys Agree To Five-Year, $105M Deal
DeMarcus Lawrence had 14.5 sacks in 2017 and 10.5 sacks in 2018.

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AAF CB Keith Reaser Signs With Chiefs
The Chiefs will give Keith Reaser $100,000 up front in the form of a $50,000 signing bonus, a $25,000 workout bonus and a $25,000 roster bonus.

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AAF WR Rashad Ross Signs With Panthers
Rashad Ross led the Alliance of American Football with seven receiving touchdowns for the Arizona Hotshots.

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Raiders Release Seth Roberts
Seth Roberts had 45 receptions for 494 yards and two touchdowns last season.

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Bills Sign Quinton Spain To One-Year Deal
Quinton Spain becomes the sixth offensive lineman added by the Bills in free agency.

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Russell Wilson Gives Seahawks April 15 Deadline For Extension
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have been negotiating in recent days.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Cowboys Sign Randy Gregory To Extension Through 2020
Randy Gregory was set to become a restricted free agent after the 2019 season.

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Tom Brady Hopes Rob Gronkowski Plays Again
Tom Brady left a comment on an Instagram post about receivers who have caught the most touchdown passes from him.

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Raiders Sign Isaiah Crowell, LB Brandon Marshall
Crowell's one-year deal is worth up to $2.5 million, and Marshall's one-year deal is worth up to $4.1 million, according to a report.

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NFL Execs Concerned With Precedent Set By Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh had Antonio Brown under contract for three more years at a total of $38.925 million.

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Buccaneers Sign Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert played for Bruce Arians with the Cardinals in 2017.

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Jordy Nelson Retires From NFL
Jordy Nelson retires with 8,587 yards receiving and 72 touchdowns.

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks Have Only Had 'Topical' Extension Talks
Russell Wilson will be the next elite quarterback to discuss an extension with his incumbent team, which could set a new bar for contracts.

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Bobby Wagner, Seahawks Open Extension Talks
Bobby Wagner is representing himself in contract talks.

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