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Michael Thomas Agrees To Five-Year, $100M Extension With Saints

Jul 31, 2019 11:16 AM

The New Orleans Saints have signed Michael Thomas to a five-year, $100 million contract extension that includes $61 million in guaranteed money.

Thomas is set to make $1.148 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract. 

Thomas was one of several high-profile players holding out from training camp.

Last season, Thomas set franchise records with 125 catches and 1,405 yards while catching nine touchdown passes. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Cowboys Sign Alfred Morris

Jul 30, 2019 11:01 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed Alfred Morris.

Ezekiel Elliott is currently holding out in hopes of signing a contract extension. Elliott flew to Cabo San Lucas while the Cowboys began training camp.

Morris played for the Cowboys in 2016-17 and was with the San Francisco 49ers last season. 

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Saints Release Cameron Meredith

Jul 29, 2019 12:05 PM

The New Orleans Saints have released Cameron Meredith.

Meredith has been trying to return from a major knee injury in 2017.

The Saints won't save much cash or salary-cap space by releasing Meredith, who had already agreed to a pay cut of $2.1 million to stay with the team in March. He was due to receive $1.3 million in base salary, with $500,000 fully guaranteed.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Bobby Wagner Agrees To Three-Year, $54M Deal With Seahawks

Jul 27, 2019 10:48 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a three-year extension with Bobby Wagner worth $54 million with $40.2 million in guaranteed money.

Wagner negotiated the deal himself, which makes him the highest paid inside linebacker in the NFL.

Wagner was entering the final season of his existing deal.

Adam Schefter, Brady Henderson/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Mike Daniels To Sign With Lions

Jul 26, 2019 4:21 PM

Mike Daniels is finalizing a contract with the Detroit Lions.

Daniels was released this week by the Green Bay Packers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Ezekiel Elliott Skips Start Of Cowboys' Camp

Jul 26, 2019 4:19 PM

Ezekiel Elliott is "late" to training camp and can be subject to fines under the CBA as a non-report.

Jerry Jones tried to avoid the word "holdout" in describing Elliott's situation with the Dallas Cowboys.

"He is ah ... he's late. We have officially reported and so he's a non-report officially," Jones said.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Saints, Michael Thomas 'Close' To New Deal

Jul 26, 2019 8:36 AM

The New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas are "close" to getting a deal done that would end his unexpected holdout, according to a source.

There had been low chatter that the Saints could trade Thomas if they didn't sign him, but the source dismissed that possibility.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ezekiel Elliott Wants To Surpass Todd Gurley's Deal

Jul 26, 2019 8:33 AM

Ezekiel Elliott is hoping to receive a contract from the Dallas Cowboys that will surpass the one Todd Gurley got from the Los Angeles Rams last year, according to a report.

The Rams gave Gurley a four-year, $57.5 million extension. Gurley had $34.5 million of that guaranteed by March of this year.

Elliott was absent on the team's plane to training camp Thursday.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Sterling Shepard Sidelined With Fractured Thumb

Jul 26, 2019 8:29 AM

Sterling Shepard fractured his thumb while reaching towards the ground to catch a low pass on Thursday.

It was the New York Giants' first full-team practice of the summer.

The 26-year-old will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, but there is optimism that he could play on Sept. 8 in the team's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tags: New York Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Melvin Gordon's Holdout Could Stretch Into Season

Jul 26, 2019 8:25 AM

Melvin Gordon's holdout for a new contract from the Los Angeles Chargers is expected to be prolonged and could last into the season, according to sources.

The two sides have exchanged figures in recent days without significant progress.

Gordon is in the final year of a rookie contract that is scheduled to pay him $5.6 million. The running back told the Chargers through his representation that if he does not receive a new deal, he'll sit out and demand a trade.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

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Julio Jones: 'Might Mess Around And Go' For 3,000 Yards
Calvin Johnson owns the single-season receiving record with 1,964 yards in 2012.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Julian Edelman Recovering From Broken Thumb
While his status for camp and the preseason is in doubt, Julian Edelman should be fine for the regular season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Washington's QB Competition 'Might Come Down To The Wire'
The Redskins have Dwayne Haskins, Case Keenum and Colt McCoy competing as training camp gets underway.

NBC Sports Washington

Earl Thomas Doesn't Regret Flipping Middle Finger At Pete Carroll
Earl Thomas is standing by his decision to flip the middle finger to Pete Carroll last September.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Titans Make Kevin Byard NFL's Highest-Paid Safety
He is entering his fourth season after being drafted in the third round by the Titans in 2016.

Turron Davenport/ESPN

Packers Release Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels was due to make $8.5 million this season.

Adam Schefter, Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Duke Johnson Will Report To Camp With Browns
Duke Johnson still wants to be traded, but will report to the start of training camp with the Browns.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Jalen Ramsey Reports To Camp In Armored Truck
Jalen Ramsey wants a pay raise from the Jaguars and he's making that abundantly clear.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Melvin Gordon Tells Chargers He Won't Report To Camp
Melvin Gordon has told the Chargers that he will not report to training camp Wednesday when the rest of the team reports, according to a source.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Andy Reid 'Comfortable' With Tyreek Hill's Return
Andy Reid says the Chiefs will welcome back Tyreek Hill when full-squad training camp begins on Saturday.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

No New Deal 'On Horizon' For Tom Brady, Patriots
For the first time in his career, Tom Brady is entering a contract year.

Logan Reardon/NFL

Seahawks DL Jarran Reed Suspended Six Games
Jarran Reed was suspended six games for a violation of the personal conduct policy for an incident from early 2017.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Cowboys Remain World's Most Valuable Sports Franchise
The Cowboys, valued at $5 billion, remain the world's most valuable sports franchise, according to Forbes.

Forbes

Giants Sign Daniel Jones To Rookie Contract
Daniel Jones, the 6th overall pick, was slotted for a four-year deal worth $25.7 million fully guaranteed, which includes a signing bonus of $16.7 million.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Falcons, DE Allen Bailey Agree Upon Two-Year, $10.5M Deal
Allen Bailey's contract will pay him $6 million this season, including $3.5 million guaranteed.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ezekiel Elliott Still Mulling Training Camp Options
The Cowboys will open training camp later this week and it remains to be seen if Ezekiel Elliott will be present.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Julio Jones Reports To Training Camp
Despite not having a long-term contract extension, Julio Jones reported to training camp with the Falcons.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Sam Darnold Sees 'A Lot More Wins' For Jets This Season
The Jets went 4-12 in Sam Darnold's first professional season, leading to the dismissal of head coach Todd Bowles and a number of roster changes.

New York Post

Sony Michel To Open Training Camp On PUP List
Sony Michel, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, will open training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list, according to a source.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Dolphins Waive Kendrick Norton, Will Still Pay Full Salary
Kendrick Norton underwent at least six surgeries before he was released from the hospital last week.

ESPN