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Steelers Move Up $4M For Antonio Brown, Promise True Extension In 2017

Aug 31, 2016 11:26 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured the contract of Antonio Brown, boosting his salary to $10.25 million this season.

According to the source, the Steelers moved up $4 million from next year to this year. No new years were added to his deal.

The Steelers are promising a true extension to Brown after the 2016 season.

Once an extension was out of the picture for 2016, Brown privately hoped the Steelers would use the same restructuring tactic as in 2015, when they moved up $2 million of Brown's future salary into a signing bonus.

Brown caught 136 passes for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015.

Adam Schefter, Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Peyton Manning Will Remain Retired

Aug 30, 2016 8:58 PM

Peyton Manning will not consider returning to the NFL, according to a source.

With Teddy Bridgewater suffering a season-ending injury, the Minnesota Vikings have a need at quarterback.

Manning announced his retirement shortly after the 2015 NFL season.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

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

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Zach Mettenberger To Be Released By Chargers

Aug 30, 2016 12:40 PM

Zach Mettenberger will be released by the San Diego Chargers.

Mettenberger had been outplayed by Mike Bercovici who is an undrafted rookie.

The Chargers claimed Mettenberger off waivers after the Tennessee Titans released him in May. Mettenberger had a relationship with Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt from his time serving as head coach of the Titans.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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

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Broncos Shopping Mark Sanchez To Cowboys

Aug 30, 2016 8:11 AM

The Denver Broncos are shopping Mark Sanchez to the Dallas Cowboys.

Dak Prescott is expected to start for the Cowboys, but they are looking for a veteran to serve as his backup.

Dallas, however, isn't interested in Sanchez at his current $4.5 million salary.

Jane Slater/NFL.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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James Jones Released By Chargers

Aug 29, 2016 10:11 PM

James Jones has been released by the San Diego Chargers.

Jones never seemed to become comfortable in the Chargers' offense.

Back in March, the Packers informed Jones that they would rather go forward with ascending receivers such as Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery, Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis.

Jones will likely be picked up by a team that loses some of their depth at wide receiver later in the season.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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

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Bryan Stork Fails Physical With Washington

Aug 29, 2016 5:00 PM

Bryan Stork has failed his physical with Washington, the latest in a lengthy drama.

The New England Patriots told Stork last week that he would be cut, but Washington worked out a deal for the veteran center for a conditional draft pick before he hit the open market.

Stork has dealt with concussion issues and rumors swirled that he might retire rather than report to Washington.

Washington will get its conditional draft pick back from New England.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Joey Bosa, Chargers Finally Agree Upon Four-Year Deal

Aug 29, 2016 3:22 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Joey Bosa have finally agreed upon a four-year deal.

The announcement late Monday morning came five days after the two sides went public in their nasty spat over payment of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus and whether the contract would have offset language.

Bosa was the third overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and has been expected to play a key role in the Chargers' defense.

 

AP

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Mark Sanchez Likely To Be Traded Or Released By Broncos

Aug 29, 2016 1:07 PM

The Denver Broncos are trying to trade Mark Sanchez after Trevor Siemian won the starting quarterback job.

Paxton Lynch is the other quarterback on Denver's depth chart after he was a first round pick this season.

Sanchez could be released if they are unable to trade him as it would save $3.5 million in both money and cap space.

Sanchez signed with the Broncos this offseason after a successful stint with the Eagles.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Denver Broncos, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cullen Jenkins To Work Out For Washington

Aug 29, 2016 8:45 AM

Washington is looking for depth along the defensive line and will reportedly work out Cullen Jenkins.

Jenkins, 35, played all 16 games for the New York Giants last season.

Chris Cooley/ESPN 980

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Eric Berry Signs Franchise Tender With Chiefs

Aug 28, 2016 5:21 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Sunday that safety Eric Berry has signed his franchise tender.

Berry (6-0, 212) has compiled 384 tackles (308 solo), 26 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, 10 interceptions and three defensive touchdowns in his six seasons with the Chiefs. In four career postseason contests (four starts), Berry has recorded 31 total tackles (26 solo), five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception.

Berry earned the 2015 AP Comeback Player of the Year Award following the 2015 season after returning to the starting lineup in Week 1 after a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He finished third on the team in tackles with 61 (55 solo), to go along with 10 passes defensed and two interceptions, earning his fourth Pro-Bowl invite. He was the co-winner of the Chiefs 2015 Derrick Thomas Award, honoring the club’s MVP.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Colts Sign Stevan Ridley
Stevan Ridley played in eight games for the Jets in 2015, rushing 36 times for 90 yards and four receptions.

RealGM Staff Report

Browns Sought 2nd Round Pick For Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon said Tuesday he doesn't want to be traded.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Patriots Trade Bryan Stork To Washington
Bryan Stork started 17 games at center for the Patriots over the past two seasons.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Chargers Pull 'Best Offer' To Joey Bosa
The Chargers said Joey Bosa rejected the offer on Wednesday.

ESPN

Browns Receiving Significant Trade Interest On Josh Gordon
Cleveland has tried to establish an environment in which Gordon could thrive, and many around the league believe that first-year head coach Hue Jackson is the right coach for him.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Giants Sign Randy Bullock
The signing of Randy Bullock puts Josh Brown's future with the Giants in question.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Antonio Cromartie Signs With Colts
Antonio Cromartie is a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

RealGM Staff Report

EJ Manuel Acknowledges He's Likely Done With Bills
Tyrod Taylor has established himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback for the Bills, leaving EJ Manuel as his backup.

Jay Skurski/Buffalo News

Karlos Williams Released By Bills
Karlos Williams reported to minicamp in June out of shape.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Christian Ponder Signs One-Year Deal With 49ers
Christian Ponder was signed by the Broncos towards the end of the 2015 season to serve as third-string quarterback when Peyton Manning was injured.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Rams Working On Extensions For Jeff Fisher, Les Snead
The Rams do not want Jeff Fisher to head into this season with it being the last on his contract.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Travis Frederick Agrees To Six-Year, $56.4M Extension With Cowboys
Travis Frederick was a first round pick in 2013 and has not missed a start at center, being named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Bills, Tyrod Taylor Agree Upon Six-Year, $92M Contract Extension
Tyrod Taylor had been set to enter the season with a contract with an average annual value of $1.1 million, the lowest among the NFL's starting quarterbacks.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Joey Bosa Feels There's Been 'Irreparable Damage' With Chargers
Joey Bosa was the third overall pick out of Ohio State by the Chargers

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report (via Tom Krasovic/San Diego Union Tribune)

Agent: Greg Hardy Still Receiving 'Substantial Interest'
Greg Hardy remains unsigned after his domestic violence issues and a volatile season with the Cowboys.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Hall Of Fame Game Canceled Due To Poor Field Conditions
Sunday night's game between the Packers and Colts was canceled because of poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium.

ESPN.com

Texans Not Negotiating With DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins had a brief holdout that ended quickly.

NFL.com

Saints To Sign John Kuhn To One-Year Deal
John Kuhn had a nine-year run with the Packers.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Agree Upon Extension
Larry Fitzgerald caught a career-high 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals Sign Carson Palmer To One-Year Extension
Carson Palmer will get a $6.75 million signing bonus, plus $15.5 million in salary and bonuses fully guaranteed in 2017.

Adam Schefter/ESPN