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Rosenhaus Won't Represent Antonio Brown Unless He Seeks Counseling

Jan 16, 2020 3:31 PM

Drew Rosenhaus has conditionally terminated his business relationship with Antonio Brown until he seeks counseling.

Additionally, attorney Darren Heitner has removed himself as counsel for Brown in a lawsuit filed in 2018 that alleges Brown caused damages to a rented condominium, per an order granting motion to withdraw filed in Miami-Dade County.

Brown posted a live feed of the encounter, which also included his children, on Instagram.

Brown wasn't on an active roster for most of the 2019 season.

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Larry Fitzgerald Re-Signs With Cardinals On One-Year Deal

Jan 15, 2020 11:45 AM

Larry Fitzgerald will return to the Arizona Cardinals for his 17th NFL season.

There had been speculation he could retire, but he instead signed a one-year contract.

“This season was among the most fun of my career,” Fitzgerald said in a tweet. “The future is so bright for this team & I relish the opportunity to build with this talented young nucleus.”

“Arizona is where I started and where I will finish. 2020! Let’s get to work!”

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Luke Kuechly Retires From NFL At Age 28

Jan 14, 2020 8:52 PM

Luke Kuechly has announced his retirement from the NFL after eight seasons.

Kuechly was incredibly productive in his career, but also suffered a number of injuries.

"I think now is the right chance for me to move on," Kuechly said. "It makes me sad because I love playing this game, I've played it since I was a kid. It's my favorite thing in the world to do. The memories I have from this place and this organization and being on the field with these guys – they'll never go away.

"In my heart I know it's the right thing to do… There's only one way to play this game since I was a little kid – play fast, play physical and play strong. And at this point I don't know if I am able to do that anymore."

"Beyond his extraordinary performance on the field, Luke has had a tremendous impact on this organization and region," owner David Tepper said. "In my two seasons with Luke, I quickly recognized how special of a person he is. The respect he gives and garners from others as well as the positive impact he has on his peers is second to none. It's obviously going to be very difficult for all of us because we know that no player can replace what he's been for this organization for the last eight years. His presence can't be replicated."

Panthers.com

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Antonio Gates Officially Retires From NFL

Jan 14, 2020 8:47 PM

Antonio Gates made his retirement official on Thursday. Gates didn't play in 2019, but he wasn't ready to retire and remained a free agent.

Gates finished the 2018 regular season with 28 receptions for 333 receiving yards and two scores.

ESPN

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Jadeveon Clowney Wants To Play For Contender

Jan 13, 2020 8:51 AM

Jadeveon Clowney will be a free agent now that the Seattle Seahawks have been eliminated.

The defensive end says his priority will be signing with a contender.

"I just want to win," Clowney said. "I'm trying to get to the Super Bowl by any means. That's what I'm looking for: Who's going to get me there? I ain't looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain't going to fly. I ain't gonna put my body through all of that just to lose no 16 games, go home with my check. I'd hate that, so that ain't what I'm doing. So if I can't win no Super Bowl, I ain't going to no team that can't win."

Clowney turns 27 next month.

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Tom Brady Not Putting Timeline On Decision

Jan 12, 2020 11:18 AM

Tom Brady plans on playing a 21st season in the NFL, but he isn't putting a timeline on finalizing his plans.

"The contract things, a week after the season, I would say these things haven't even started to pick up. It's really not my concern at this point," Brady told host Jim Gray in his weekly interview with Westwood One. "It's been about decompressing and resting my mind a little bit and resting my body and spending time with the people who have supported me over the last six months."

Robert Kraft is on record that he hopes Brady re-signs with the Patriots. 

When asked about Kraft's remarks, Brady said, "I love playing football. I love playing for this organization. I really don't know what it looks like moving forward, and I'm just taking it day to day."

"We are a week removed from the end of our season," Brady continued. "There is a lot of time to figure these things out. I don't think any player or team is ready to make any commitments at this point, and I'm sure as the offseason progresses those things will take care of themselves."

Jim Gray/Westwood One (via Mike Reiss/ESPN)

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Patrick Mahomes Likely To Sign 'Mammoth' Extension In Offseason

Jan 12, 2020 11:16 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes are expected to sign a contract extension this offseason once the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement is finalized. 

Mahomes will almost certainly become the NFL's highest-paid player.

Mahomes will be on the final season of his deal in 2020 with $2.7 million in guaranteed money pending a fifth-year option.

Ian Rapoport reports it is likely to be a "mammoth" contract.

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Janoris Jenkins Hopes To Remain With Saints

Jan 9, 2020 8:38 AM

The New Orleans Saints claimed Janoris Jenkins off waivers towards the end of the regular season.

They also picked up the option of bringing Jenkins back for the 2020 season on a deal that will pay him up to $11.25 million in salary and bonuses.

The Saints could also try to extend Jenkins, who wants to remain with the team.

"That's my plan," Jenkins said. "I'd love to see that. Business is business. They control what goes on. I'm just happy to be here and hope I can stay."

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Malcolm Jenkins Won't Return To Eagles On Current Deal

Jan 7, 2020 8:35 AM

Malcolm Jenkins made it clear on Monday that he won't play for the Philadelphia Eagles next season if he's still under his current contract.

"I won't be back on the same deal. That won't happen," the safety said.

Jenkins, 32, is entering the final year of a four-year, $35 million deal. He is scheduled to make $7.6 million, but the market for safeties has shifted. Earl Thomas and Landon Collins have contracts averaging around $14 million annually.

He uncharacteristically skipped voluntary workouts in the spring but was in attendance for mandatory activities and put all public contract-related talk aside as the season approached.

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Tom Brady Wants To Play, Will 'Explore Opportunities' In Free Agency

Jan 6, 2020 9:48 AM

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were eliminated in the Wild Card round by the Tennessee Titans.

“I’m not crushingly disappointed,” Brady told Peter King. “I think we fought hard. Our head is held high. We’re competitors. Every season doesn’t end in a Super Bowl win. It’s exciting when it does. You relish those when you have those opportunities and we’ve had them more than anyone else. I’m proud of the guys for fighting hard. But those other guys [the Titans] are competitive too, and they deserved to win tonight. We just didn’t make the plays the last half of the season that we needed to make. Didn’t make the plays tonight.”

Brady's future with the Patriots is uncertain.

“Yeah,” said Brady when asked to describe how it feels to finally become a free agent after 20 years with the Patriots. “I think I’m just . . . I’ll explore those opportunities whenever they are. If it’s the Patriots, great. If that doesn’t work, I don’t know. I just don’t know. I love playing football. I still want to play football. I think I still can play at a championship level. I’ve just got to go do it. I’m motivated to get back to work and training.”

Peter King/NBC Sports

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Robert Kraft: Hope And Prayer Is For Tom Brady To Re-Sign With Pats

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Tom Brady 'Pretty Unlikely' To Retire This Offseason

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Eddie Jackson, Bears Agree To Four-Year, $58.4M Extension

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Colts Not Fully Committed To Jacoby Brissett As Franchise QB

Mike Wells/ESPN

Antonio Brown Accuses Saints Of 'Publicity Stunt' Workout

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Joe Mixon Ready To Open Extension Talks With Bengals

Cincinnati Enquirer

Richie Incognito Agrees To Two-Year, $14M Extension With Raiders

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tress Way Agrees To Four-Year, $15M Extension With Washington

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Antonio Brown Works Out For Saints

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ben Roethlisberger Confirms He'll Play In 2020

Brooke Pryor/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Could Sign With Seahawks

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Philip Rivers Wants To Play Football But Many Factors At Play

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Austin Ekeler Expects 'Frenzy' Around Chargers With Free Agency Near

Los Angeles Times

Bengals Committed To Using Franchise Tag On A.J. Green

Tyler Dragon/Cincinnati Enquirer

Chiefs Claim Terrell Suggs Off Waivers

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Janoris Jenkins Likely To Join Playoff Contender By Week 16

Adam Schefter/ESPN

George Kittle Expected To Raise Bar On Tight End Contracts

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Terrell Suggs Released By Cardinals

ESPN

Titans Plan On Extending Ryan Tannehill

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Patriots Rule Out Re-Signing Antonio Brown

Adam Schefter/ESPN