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Chris Long Considering Eagles' Restructured Offer

Mar 21, 2018 10:51 PM

Chris Long is considering whether he will continue his playing career.

Long is considering an offer from the Eagles in which his base salary would be increase from $1 million to nearly $4 million guaranteed.

Long also pondered retirement after the 2015 season.

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Falcons Unsure If Matt Ryan Extension Is Close

Mar 21, 2018 5:02 PM

The Atlanta Falcons are still a long ways from having an extension with Matt Ryan.

“I couldn’t even put a [timetable on it]. I don’t know how close we are,” Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I can’t. We talk about it and it seems like things are right around the corner.”

Jimmy Garoppolo is earning $27.5 million per year on his deal with the 49ers while Kirk Cousins is receiving $28 million per year from the Vikings.

Ryan has been expected to sign a deal in the six-year, $180 million range.

“I understand that there is no real rush on it right now,” Dimitroff said. “It’s not like we are worried about free agency. The only rush on it is getting everyone comfortable so that we can continue to focus on the upcoming season.”


Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Ndamukong Suh To Visit With Raiders

Mar 21, 2018 8:04 AM

The Oakland Raiders will host Ndamukong Suh for a free-agent visit on Wednesday, according to a report.

Suh met with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday.

After being cut by the Miami Dolphins last week, Suh has also met with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Matthew Slater Re-Signs With Patriots On Two-Year Deal

Mar 20, 2018 9:42 PM

Matthew Slater has agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots on a two-year deal.

Slater was a fifth round pick by the Patriots in 2008.

Slater took a free agent visit to the Steelers last week.

Slater is one of the Patriots' inspirational and spiritual leaders. He's also a perennial Pro Bowl player, having been selected to play in the game in each of the past seven seasons.

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

Richard Sherman Defends Contract He Negotiated

Mar 20, 2018 7:09 PM

Richard Sherman defended the way he negotiated his contract with the 49ers.

"It was really important to me," said Sherman, who served as his own agent. "I think that a lot of times in our league there are players that have the ability to do that and have the ability to structure their own deals and really take advantage of just being in control of their own destiny.

"There are great agents in our game that take care of our players, make sure our players are ready for life after football, their finances, whatever the case may be. And then there are some agents who negotiate a deal in 2006 and don't talk to their client again until 2010, and that's the thing we're trying to avoid and I'm trying to avoid.

"I didn't feel like I needed an agent. I felt like I knew contracts well enough and I felt like coming off the Achilles [injury], there's going to be negotiation points, there's going to be give and takes on both sides and I felt comfortable with that."

Sherman's deal could be worth as much as $39.15 million over three years, but it would effectively only pay him that much if he returns to his All-Pro form after suffering a right Achilles injury.

Sherman received a $3 million signing bonus and also has a $2 million roster bonus he will receive if he can pass a physical before Nov. 11.

"The biggest misconception is that it's a bad deal," Sherman said. "If I'm basing it just going off my last year [of the deal] in Seattle, and you compare it, I got no money guaranteed and I'm coming off a ruptured Achilles. What security do I have there? ... That's really all that I wanted. And [if] I play at the level that I'm capable of, I feel security in the upcoming years and I feel comfortable with that and I'm great with it."

Sherman believes he's been held to a double standard compared to agents who do team-friendly contracts.

"I think the thing I'm most frustrated about is all the people that were so high on bashing this deal refuse to bash the agents that do awful deals every year," Sherman said. "There are agents out there that do a $3 million fully guaranteed deal that look like $50 million deals. When a guy gets cut after two weeks or after a year and the guy only makes $5 million off a $50 million contract, nobody sits there and bashes the agent.

"... So I think that this was just one of those things where the agents feel uncomfortable with the player taking the initiative to do his own deal. That obviously puts a fire under them, it makes them more accountable for their actions because more players will do this."

Sherman said he has heard from "a lot" of players around the league who intend to negotiate their own contracts.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mike Pouncey Agrees Upon Two-Year, $15M Deal With Chargers

Mar 20, 2018 8:30 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with Mike Pouncey.

The Chargers were the only team Pouncey visited after he was released by the Miami Dolphins last week.

Ian Rapoport/

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Broncos Reportedly Never Made Offer To Kirk Cousins

Mar 20, 2018 8:27 AM

The Denver Broncos were in the market for a quarterback as free agency begin, but Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports that they never made an offer to Kirk Cousins.

Cousins eventually signed a fully-guaranteed deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

He had been linked to Denver, not only because of need, but also because a number of players made their own interest in Cousins public.

Ian Rapoport reports that when the Broncos realized Cousins' price tag, they pivoted to Case Keenum.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Colts, Eric Ebron Agree Upon Two-Year, $15M Deal

Mar 20, 2018 8:11 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Eric Ebron to a two-year contract worth up to $15 million, according to a source.

Ebron was released by the Detroit Lions on March 14.

He was due $8.25 million against the cap at the time of his release.


Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Orlando Scandrick Signs Two-Year, $10M Deal With Washington

Mar 19, 2018 5:09 PM

Orlando Scandrick has agreed upon a two-year, $10 million deal with Washington.

Scandrick was released by the Cowboys on Saturday upon his request.

Scandrick will compete to start outside opposite Josh Norman.

Injuries took their toll on Scandrick in recent years, with the most severe a knee injury that cost him the 2015 season. 

John Keim/ESPN

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

Ndamukong Suh Will Visit With Rams

Mar 19, 2018 8:44 AM

Ndamukong Suh continues to meet with suitors in free agency.

The defensive tackle plans to visit with the Los Angeles Rams. He has already met with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.

Suh was released by the Miami Dolphins last week -- three years after he signed a record six-year, $114 million contract.

Jordan Schultz/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Cowboys Release Orlando Scandrick, Save $3M Against Cap
The veteran cornerback will count $1.6 million against the cap in 2019.


Vinny Curry Agrees Upon Three-Year, $27M Deal With Buccaneers
Vinny Curry's deal with the Buccaneers contains an $11.5 million injury guarantee.

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Patriots To Sign Jeremy Hill
Jeremy Hill will join Rex Burkhead, James White and Mike Gillislee in New England's backfield.

Field Yates/ESPN

Eagles Release Vinny Curry
The Eagles weren't able to find a trade or come to an agreement on a contract restructure, so they've released Vinny Curry.

Mike Garafolo/NFL Network

Vikings Sign Sheldon Richardson To One-Year Deal
The Vikings' projected front four in 2018 is Danielle Hunter, Linval Joseph, Richardson and Everson Griffen.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Michael Crabtree Lands Three-Year, $21M Deal With Ravens
The contract carries $11 million in guaranteed money and could be worth up to $20 million over the first two years.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Michael Crabtree To Visit With Ravens
The Ravens need for a wide receiver returned after Ryan Grant failed his physical.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tavon Austin Restructures Deal To Remain With Rams
The Rams were expected to trade or release Tavon Austin, but instead they've restructured the wide receiver's contract.

Vincent Bonsignore/Los Angeles Daily News

Jaguars Weren't Close To Re-Signing Allen Robinson
The Jaguars watched Allen Robinson leave in free agency to sign with the Bears earlier this week.

Ryan O'Halloran/Florida Times-Union

Eric Reid: I'm Unsigned Because Of Protests
Eric Reid was the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Ryan Grant Fails Physical With Ravens
Ryan Grant may never sign the four-year, $29 million deal he reached with the Ravens earlier this week.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Ndamukong Suh To Meet With Saints
The Saints are expected to meet with Ndamukong Suh on Friday, according to a report.

Jane Slater/NFL Media

Agent: Kirk Cousins' Biggest Offer Didn't Come From Vikings
Kirk Cousins is officially a member of the Vikings after signing his fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Eric Ebron To Visit With Panthers
Carolina is looking for a backup to starting tight end Greg Olsen.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Raiders Finalizing Contract With Jordy Nelson
Jordy Nelson was released this week by the Packers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rex Burkhead Staying With Patriots Under Three-Year Deal
Rex Burkhead signed a one-year deal with the Patriots last year.

Kevin Patra/NFL

A.J. McCarron Lands With Bills On Two-Year, $10M Deal
The Bills now have A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman at quarterback.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Eagles Create $5.4M In Cap Space By Restructuring Zach Ertz's Deal
The Eagles have converted $7.91 million of the tight end's $8 million base salary into a roster bonus.

Field Yates/ESPN

Mike Glennon, Cardinals Agree Upon Two-Year, $8M Deal
Mike Glennon signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Bears just a year ago.


Saints Agree To Deal With Tom Savage
The Saints have agreed to a contract with Tom Savage to serve as Drew Brees' backup quarterback.