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Jeff Fisher, Rams Discussing Extension

Feb 29, 2016 7:46 PM

Jeff Fisher and the Los Angeles Rams are discussing a contract extension.

Fisher has just one season remaining on his current contract.

Members of Fisher's coaching staff are also in talks about possible extensions. The deals are not yet finalized but the expectation is that they will get done.

Fisher took over as Rams coach in 2012, signing a five-year deal worth about $35 million after a year away from football. 

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Bears Use Non-Exclusive Tag On Alshon Jeffery

Feb 29, 2016 4:30 PM

The Chicago Bears will use the non-exclusive tag on Alshon Jeffery.

The Bears and Jeffery have been unable to agree upon a long-term deal.

The two sides can still agree upon a long-term deal by July 15th.

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Report: Peyton Manning To Announce Retirement

Feb 29, 2016 2:17 PM

Peyton Manning will announce his retirement by the end of the week, according to two sources.

Manning will turn 40 on March 24th.

The Denver Broncos would like to move on from Manning and it's implausible for him to sign with another team for one season.

Woody Paige/Denver Post

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Jets To Use Franchise Tag On Muhammad Wilkerson

Feb 29, 2016 2:15 PM

The New York Jets will use their franchise tag on Muhammad Wilkerson.

Wilkerson has been one of the NFL's best defensive linemen since he was a first round pick in 2011.

If Wilkerson plays under the one-year franchise tender, he'll make $15.7 million in 2016.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

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Colts Moving On From Matt Hasselbeck, Will Have Josh Freeman As Backup

Feb 29, 2016 2:14 PM

The Indianapolis Colts won't bring back Matt Hasselbeck in 2016.

Hasselbeck was 5-3 as a starter last season, helping the Colts stay in the playoff picture without Andrew Luck.

The Colts plan on having Josh Freeman serve as the backup at quarterback to Luck next season.

ESPN

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Tom Brady Signs Extension With Patriots Through 2019

Feb 29, 2016 12:25 PM

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

Brady had two years left on his contract, paying him $9 million in 2016 and $10 million in 2017. Brady's salary-cap charge for 2016 was scheduled to be a team-high $15 million, and the extension will likely lower that number.

 

Brady turns 39 in August, and the new deal gives him the chance to play into his 40s, something he has expressed an interest in doing.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

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Von Miller Unlikely To Reach Long-Term Deal With Broncos By Deadline

Feb 28, 2016 12:18 PM

Von Miller is not expected to reach a long-term deal with the Denver Broncos before Tuesday's deadline for teams to use franchise tags.

If no deal is reached, Miller would get the Broncos' franchise tag.

The Broncos and representatives for Miller have been trying to negotiate a long-term deal. Executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway met with Miller's agent, Joby Branion, on Friday at the combine.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Chargers Open To Trading Down From No. 3

Feb 28, 2016 11:56 AM

The San Diego Chargers are open to trading down from the third overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Chargers don't have a young quarterback but Philip Rivers signed an extension last offseason.

San Diego hasn't owned such a high pick since 2004 when they had the top overall pick and traded away Eli Manning in a deal for Rivers.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Joe Flacco, Ravens Working On Restructured Contract

Feb 27, 2016 1:12 PM

Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens are working on a new deal to give the team more flexibility in terms of the cap.

Flacco currently has a cap number of $28.55 million. A new deal could reduce Flacco's cap number by as much as $9 million.

"He knows that he's in it for the long haul and he wants to put the best team we can on the field," John Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. "He also wants to earn what he's worth, and whatever he signs for, he's going to want to prove that he's worth it, too. That's just how Joe thinks. I'm pretty fired up about it. I'll be really surprised and disappointed if it doesn't get done."

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Pete Carroll, Seahawks Negotiating Extension

Feb 27, 2016 1:07 PM

The Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll are negotiating a contract extension.

Carroll is entering the final season of a three-year deal he signed after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl.

Carroll is 64 and has reinvented himself as one of the NFL's most philosophically open and psychologically agile coaches.

There has been speculation that Carroll could retire after the 2016 season with Tom Cable in line to replace him.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Anthony Davis Applies For Reinstatement To NFL
The 49ers own the rights to Anthony Davis and he does intend to play for them again.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Eagles Listening To Trade Offers For DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray remains unhappy with the Eagles but trading him will be difficult.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

NFL Sets 2016 Salary Cap At $155.27M
The NFL has set their salary cap for the 2016 season at $155.27 million.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Washington Holding Robert Griffin III Trade Talks With Multiple Teams
Washington picked up Robert Griffin III's $16.15 million option for 2016.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Washington To Use Tag On Kirk Cousins
The franchise tag for the quarterback position would be worth $19.6 million while the transition tag would be worth $17.5 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jamaal Charles Remains Part Of Chiefs' Plans
The Chiefs could have saved $5.3 million, with no dead money, by cutting Jamaal Charles.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ravens Use Franchise Tag On Justin Tucker
Justin Tucker will earn a salary of $4.5 million if he plays under the franchise tag.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Colin Kaepernick Seeks Trade From 49ers
Jed York and Trent Baalke appeared to purposely alienate Colin Kaepernick midway through the 2015 season after a 2-6 start.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Chip Kelly Excited About Colin Kaepernick
Chip Kelly is accustomed to getting questions about Colin Kaepernick as he received it multiple times during a tour of military bases last week in Europe, Africa and Afghanistan.

Cam Inman/San Jose Mercury News

Browns Hint Josh Gordon Will Be Welcomed Back
Josh Gordon was suspended for the entire 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Bears, 49ers, Giants, Rams, Raiders Amongst Teams With Most Space
The Bears, Jaguars, Rams, Giants, Raiders, 49ers and Buccaneers have the most cap flexibility in the NFL heading into the offseason.

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Chiefs, Eagles, Broncos Considered Top Spots For Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin III will be released by Washington by March 9th.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Eagles Release DeMeco Ryans
The Eagles will save $3.5 million with the release of DeMeco Ryans.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Buccaneers Optimistic On Re-Signing Doug Martin
Doug Martin had an outstanding season in 2015, rushing for 1,402 yards in his walk year.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Alshon Jeffery Will Remain With Bears In 2016
Ryan Pace stressed that he believes Alshon Jeffery's preference is to stay in Chicago.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

49ers To Keep Colin Kaepernick At Least Through April 1st
Colin Kaepernick is recovering from three surgeries (left shoulder, right thumb, left knee).

ESPN

Washington Confirms Robert Griffin III Won't Return In 2016
Washington can release Robert Griffin any time until March 9th when the new league year begins.

John Keim/ESPN

Saints To Release Marques Colston
Marques Colston caught 45 passes for 520 yards in 13 games in 2015.

Mike Triplett/ESPN (via Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk)

Sam Bradford Expected To Re-Sign With Eagles
Sam Bradford is expected to re-sign with the Eagles and not hit the open market.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

Eagles Sign Malcolm Jenkins To Five-Year Extension Through 2020
Pro Football Focus rated Malcolm Jenkins as the best strong safety in the NFL in 2015.

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