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Dolphins Trade Robert Quinn To Cowboys

Mar 29, 2019 8:33 AM

The Miami Dolphins have traded Robert Quinn to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2020 sixth-round pick.

Quinn will receive a new one-year deal worth $8 million from the Cowboys and can earn $1 million more in incentives, according to sources.

The defensive end was set to make $11.8 million in the last year of his contract. Earlier in the month, the Dolphins paid Quinn a $1.12 million roster bonus and reportedly were willing to pay some of Quinn's base salary to facilitate a trade.

However, Miami is not paying any of the money in Quinn's new deal with the Cowboys.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Eagles Acquire Jordan Howard From Bears For 2020 Pick

Mar 29, 2019 8:30 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired Jordan Howard from the Chicago Bears for a draft pick in 2020.

The Bears will get a sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-round pick, according to a source.

Philadelphia struggled on the ground last season, finishing 28th in rushing yards (1,570) and was second from the bottom in yards per attempt (3.9).

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Greg Schiano Steps Down From Job With Patriots

Mar 29, 2019 8:29 AM

Greg Schiano has stepped down from his position on the coaching staff of the New England Patriots.

The Patriots never announced Schiano's specific role, but it was assumed he would have a high ranking position on their defense to replace Brian Flores.

"This is not the result of any one event, but rather a realization that I need to spend more time on my faith and family," Schiano said. "I don't want to look back years from now and wish I had done things differently. Therefore, I am taking time away from the game to recalibrate my priorities."

"I respect Coach Schiano greatly and appreciate his contributions to our staff and team," Belichick said in his statement. "He is a friend who we support completely."

Schiano is a longtime friend of Belichick's and coached Belichick's son Steve at Rutgers for one season.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Misc Rumor

Raiders Sign Isaiah Crowell, LB Brandon Marshall

Mar 29, 2019 8:28 AM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Isaiah Crowell and linebacker Brandon Marshall.

Crowell's one-year deal is worth up to $2.5 million, and Marshall's one-year deal is worth up to $4.1 million, according to a report.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bruce Arians: Chris Godwin Could Be 100-Catch Guy

Mar 28, 2019 10:19 AM

Chris Godwin could break out in his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson are gone, paving the way for Godwin to see more targets next to Mike Evans.

"I think Chris Godwin is going to be close to a 100-catch guy, especially because I think he can play in the slot," Bruce Arians said. "He's never coming off the field."

Godwin had 59 receptions for 842 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor

AAF In Danger Of Folding Without Help

Mar 28, 2019 10:14 AM

The majority owner of the Alliance of American Football says the league is in danger of folding without help from the National Football League Players Association.

Tom Dundon told USA Today Sports that the NFLPA is not cooperating with the AAF by refusing to allow the first-year league to use young NFL players.

"If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can't be a development league," Dundon said. "We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league."

Dundon said he expects to make a decision about the league's future over the next two days.


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NFL Execs Concerned With Precedent Set By Antonio Brown

Mar 28, 2019 9:29 AM

Several high ranking executives are concerned about the precedent of Antonio Brown forcing his way off the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason with his trade to the Oakland Raiders.

Brown wanted a new contract the Steelers were never going to give him. 

“It’s a problem. Other star players see this and might want to do the same,” one source said. “I know the Steelers had a difficult situation and needed to get rid of him. But they had other options.”

Pittsburgh had Brown under contract for three more years at a total of $38.925 million.

“It was a very un-Steeler-like move,” one source said.

“He was crazy enough to pull this off,” one veteran agent said. “Most guys aren’t wired that way. The contracts and rules are in place.”

Le'Veon Bell also went down an unconventional path to accomplish his goals, which included higher guarantees.

“I’ve seen too many injuries not to value that,” Bell said. “I’ve seen the Steelers pretty much cut Troy Polamalu, a future Hall of Famer. [Polamalu retired with two years left on his contract.] AB did what he felt was best for him. My situation was different, but we both wanted to get our fair value. That’s what every player wants.”

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Buccaneers Sign Blaine Gabbert

Mar 28, 2019 9:25 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal.

Gabbert played for Bruce Arians with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017.

Gabbert will compete with Ryan Griffin for the backup quarterback job behind starter Jameis Winston.

Gabbert backed up Marcus Mariota with the Tennessee Titans last season.


Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jordy Nelson Retires From NFL

Mar 27, 2019 11:19 AM

Jordy Nelson will retire from the NFL after 10 seasons.

Nelson retires with 8,587 yards receiving and 72 touchdowns. Nelson's peak came in 2014 with 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Nelson spent the 2018 season with the Oakland Raiders after spending his entire career previously with the Green Bay Packers.

James Jones/NFL.com

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Russell Wilson, Seahawks Have Only Had 'Topical' Extension Talks

Mar 27, 2019 8:14 AM

Russell Wilson will be the next elite quarterback to discuss an extension with his incumbent team, which could set a new bar for contracts.

The Seattle Seahawks and Wilson have barely begun their talks.

"We've been in communication, sure. It's very topical. We're on it," said Pete Carroll.

Aaron Rodgers signed a four-year, $134 million extension with the Green Bay Packers in 2018, which could potentially climb to $180 million.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks Open Extension Talks
Bobby Wagner is representing himself in contract talks.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Andy Reid Hasn't Begun Planning As If Tyreek Hill Won't Be On Chiefs
Andy Reid has not spoken with Tyreek Hill since learning of an alleged battery and child abuse.

Brooke Pryor/Kansas City Star

Giants Internally Explore Trade For Josh Rosen
The Giants could still also select a quarterback in this year's draft.

Ralph Vacchiano/SNY.tv

Kliff Kingsbury Insists Josh Rosen Fits His System
Kliff Kingsbury said with the first overall draft pick comes "tons of chatter."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Dolphins Attempted To Trade For Matthew Stafford Before 2018 Draft
Adam Gase reached out to Matt Patricia personally about a potential deal.

Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald

Eaglers Prioritizing Long-Term Extension With Carson Wentz
Howie Roseman said that management has been talking about the prospect of a long-term deal for Carson Wentz for the past two years.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Jared Cook Won't Back Out Of Deal With Saints After Gronk's Retirement
The Patriots had a sense last week that Gronkowski was likely to retire, but now the free agent tight end market is incredibly thin.

Peter King/NBC Sports

49ers Confirm They Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 For Odell Beckham
The 49ers were aggressive in their pursuit of a trade for Odell Beckham.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area

Brandon Beane: Bills Were Never Close To Acquiring Antonio Brown
Despite reports to the contrary, Brandon Beane says the Bills were never close to trading for Antonio Brown.

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Steelers Not Rushing Extension For Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger has one year left on his contract and the Steelers aren't rushing an agreement on an extension.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

John Mara Was 'Reluctant' For Giants To Trade Odell Beckham
Giants ownership considers the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns among the toughest moves they have ever made.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Announces Retirement From NFL
Rob Gronkowski's 79 touchdown receptions since he joined the Patriots as a second-round draft choice in 2010 led the NFL.


Kliff Kingsbury On No. 1 Pick: 'Everything's On The Table'
With the NFL Draft drawing closer, Kliff Kingsbury says the Cardinals haven't ruled out anything with the first overall pick.

Grant Gordon/NFL

Cowboys, George Iloka Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The Cowboys had made safety one of their targets in free agency.

Todd Archer/ESPN

NFL Owners To Discuss Replay Expansion At Annual League Meeting
The NFL's owners will consider whether to expand replay to allow pass interference during the Annual League Meeting, which starts Sunday and continues through Wednesday.

Judy Battista/NFL

Eagles Proposed Change To Dallas-Detroit Thanksgiving Tradition
The Cowboys and Lions have hosted Thanksgiving games annually for decades, but the Eagles briefly attempted to change that.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Cam Newton Takes Month-Long Vow Of Chastity
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Cam Newton revealed that he's taking a vow of chastity during March.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Cowboys-Rams Will Play Preseason Game In Hawaii
The Rams and Cowboys will play a preseason game in Hawaii on Aug. 17.

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

Robert Griffin III Re-Signs With Ravens On Two-Year Deal
Robert Griffin will be Lamar Jackson's backup at quarterback after serving as Baltimore's No. 3 last season.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Justin Houston Agrees To Two-Year, $24M Deal With Colts
Justin Houston was cut by the Chiefs this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN