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Vernon Davis Signs With Washington

Mar 31, 2016 4:44 PM

Vernon Davis has agreed to a one-year deal with Washington.

In 10 seasons, Davis has caught 461 passes. Davis finished last season with 38 receptions for 395 yards with the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

Washington particularly likes the blocking ability of Davis.

Scot McCloughan drafted Davis while with the 49ers.

"He's in great shape. He's a football player and is one of those guys that has never really been injured because his genetics is so incredible," McCloughan said during the NFL owners meetings on March 22. "He can block, he can run, he catches."

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

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Chiefs Sign Spencer Ware To Two-Year Extension

Mar 31, 2016 12:46 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Spencer Ware to a two-year extension worth $3.6 million in 2017 and 2018.

The deal can be worth up to $9.6 million based on yards and touchdowns.

Ware gives the Chiefs depth at running back.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Mark Ingram Agrees To Restructured Contract With Saints

Mar 30, 2016 2:30 PM

Mark Ingram and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a restructured contract.

Ingram was slated to make $3 million in base salary in 2016; now he'll make $765,000, with the remaining $2.235 million converted to signing bonus.

Ingram's salary cap number would grow by $745,000 in 2017 and 2018. His cap number will now be $5.245 million in 2017 and $6.245 in 2018.

Evan Woodbery/Times-Picayune

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Jared Goff Working Out For 49ers

Mar 30, 2016 11:54 AM

Jared Goff will work out for the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

Chip Kelly was also present for Goff's pro day at Cal two weeks ago.

The 49ers own the seventh overall pick.

Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert currently remain on the 49ers' depth chart at quarterback.

NFL.com

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Buccaneers Would Like To Trade Or Extend Mike Glennon

Mar 30, 2016 11:41 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would like to either extend the contract of Mike Glennon or trade him.

Glennon is one of the NFL's better backups at quarterback.

"We're open to discuss things, we have been open, we've been talking to a lot of teams," Jason Licht told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio last week. "That's dwindled now to a few teams. We're still talking.

"At some point we're going to make a decision whether or not we're going to keep him. He's a super asset for us now. And when I say keep him, keep him now -- try to keep him long-term, extend him for a couple years. Having a backup quarterback that we think has starting ability is a huge asset for us."

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Karlos Dansby To Sign With Bengals

Mar 29, 2016 2:44 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals will sign Karlos Dansby.

Despite plenty of time in the 3-4 defense, Dansby will find work in Cincy's 4-3 scheme. 

While Rey Maualuga and Vincent Rey are under contract at middle linebacker, Dansby is an upgrade over A.J. Hawk for a defense that also must account for Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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49ers To Keep Colin Kaepernick Unless They're 'Blown Away' By Offer

Mar 29, 2016 1:14 PM

The San Francisco 49ers plan on keeping Colin Kaepernick through the deadline of when his contract becomes fully guaranteed on April 1st unless they are "blown away" by an offer.

The Denver Broncos are the only team still legitimately interested in Kaepernick. John Elway values Kaepernick at a fourth round pick level.

Kaepernick's $11.9 million base salary will be fully guaranteed for 2016 on April 1st.

Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly both reiterated over the past month that they want him as their QB for 2016. 

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Packers Sign Jared Cook To One-Year, $3.6M Deal

Mar 28, 2016 7:21 PM

The Green Bay Packers have signed Jared Cook on a one-year, $3.6 million contract.

The Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears also had interest in Cook, who had 142 receptions for 1,786 yards and eight touchdowns at tight end over the past three seasons for the Rams.

Cook was a third round pick in 2009 by the Titans.

ESPN

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Nick Fairley Signs With Saints

Mar 28, 2016 7:17 PM

The New Orleans Saints have signed Nick Fairley.

Fairley spent last season with the Rams.

Per Pro Football Focus, he has never played more than 69.6 percent of his team's snaps on defense. He did that back in 2013, and his snap percentage has dropped each of the last two years to 55.7 (2014) and then 38.8 percent (2015).

Jared Dubin/CBS Sports

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Husain Abdullah Retires With Health Concerns As Primary Factor

Mar 28, 2016 1:27 PM

Husain Abdullah has retired from the NFL, citing his health as the primary deciding factor. 

Abdullah suffered five concussions in his seven-year career.

Abdullah thanked the Minnesota Vikings for signing him as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and called his three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs "the most enjoyable football experience in my entire life."

Kansas City used Abdullah, a part-­time starter over his three seasons, in a variety of roles. 

ESPN

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Arian Foster Meeting With Dolphins
Lamar Miller signed with the Texans this offseason, the former team of Arian Foster.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Matthew Stafford Could See NFL Wearing On Calvin Johnson
Matthew Stafford admitted duplicating Calvin Johnson's explosiveness and production would be difficult.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jets, Browns No Longer Interested In Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick is left with the Broncos as his only remaining logical suitor.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Nate Washington Signs With Patriots
Nate Washington caught 47 passes on 95 targets last season for 658 yards after signing a one-year deal with Houston.

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Robert Griffin III Signs Two-Year Deal With Browns
Robert Griffin was the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year and has since struggled with injuries.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rueben Randle Signs One-Year Deal With Eagles
Rueben Randle had eight touchdown catches this past season, but only one game over 100 receiving yards.

ESPN

Chip Kelly On Kaepernick: He Got Hurt, He Didn't Fall Off
Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke have differing opinions on why Colin Kaepernick lost his job last season as starting quarterback of the 49ers.

Matt Barrows/Sacramento Bee

Sean Payton Signs Five-Year, $45M Extension With Saints
Sean Payton was already one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches at $8.5 million in his previous deal, which ran through 2017.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Jim Harbaugh Prepared To Give Glowing Recommendation For Kaepernick
Jim Harbaugh says no NFL teams have called him for an evaluation of Colin Kaepernick.

Alfred Morris Signs Two-Year Deal With Cowboys
In his first three years combined, Alfred Morris rushed for more yards (3,962) than any back in the NFL except for Marshawn Lynch.

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Browns Call Colin Kaepernick Trade Reports 'Way Over-Reported'
The 49ers reportedly reached out to the Browns to gauge their interest in Colin Kaepernick.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Eagles' Moves Not About Getting Rid Of 'Chip Kelly's Guys'
In his appearance on the NFL Network, Doug Pederson said he expected the Eagles to contend in 2016.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Steelers Won't Cut Martavis Bryant
The Steelers have depth at wide receiver even without Martavis Bryant in the form of Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Browns Host Robert Griffin III For Two-Day Visit
Robert Griffin III has played in nine of the past 32 games.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Johnny Manziel Hires Drew Rosenhaus As Agent
Johnny Manziel has struggled on the field to establish himself as an NFL quarterback, while he's had a number of serious issues in his personal life.

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Titans Want 'King's Ransom' For Top Overall Oick
The Titans are widely projected to take Laremy Tunsil with the first overall pick.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Jets Trying To Find Middle Ground With Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Jets have offered Ryan Fitzpatrick between $7 million and $8 million per year.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

James Starks Re-Signs With Packers On Two-Year, $6M Deal
James Starks rushed for 601 yards last season as Eddie Lacy had a disappointing season.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

49ers Likely To Keep Colin Kaepernick Past April 1st
The 49ers will look to trade Colin Kaepernick before or during the April 28th-30th draft.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chip Kelly Talks With Kaepernick, Wants Him On 49ers
Chip Kelly said he talked to Colin Kaepernick earlier this week and is staying hopeful he won't be traded when the offseason program begins on April 4th.

Josh Dubow/AP