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David Njoku, Browns Agree To Four-Year, $56.75M Deal

May 28, 2022 7:55 AM

The Cleveland Browns and David Njoku have agreed to a four-year, $56.75 million deal with $28 million guaranteed.

The Browns placed the franchise tag on Njoku earlier this offseason, and he had until July 15 to agree to a long-term contract. 

Njoku, 25, has totaled 148 receptions in five seasons with the Browns, including 36 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns last season. 

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Travis Kelce: Money Is Secondary, I'm Here For Legacy, Team

May 27, 2022 9:06 AM

Greg Kittle made headlines last week when he said Travis Kelce is so underpaid it "boggles my mind."

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, however, doesn't agree.

"I appreciate Kittle saying that," Kelce said. "That’s my guy and he always wants to see every tight end get paid as much as their production is. But at the same time, I signed my contract understanding what I had. I put a lot into this, man. Money, in my mind, is almost secondary at this point in my career. I’m here for the legacy and I’m here to try and make the Kansas City Chiefs the best team possible. So that’s my main focus. That’s why I’m here."

Kelce, 32, has four years left on a contract that will pay him less than $15 million a year.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

Saints Expect Michael Thomas To Be Ready For Camp

May 27, 2022 9:02 AM

Michael Thomas isn't participating in OTAs with the New Orleans Saints, but the team expects him back from his ankle injury in time for training camp.

Dennis Allen added that Thomas is present and rehabbing with the team during the voluntary workout period.

The 29-year-old wide receiver missed the entire 2021 season with the ankle injury after he delayed his first surgery to repair multiple ligaments until June -- then suffered a setback in November that required a follow-up procedure. 

"I think he's doing well in his rehab. He's not ready yet. But he's here, he's rehabbing, he's getting himself better. And we're certainly anxious to get him out here," Allen said. "I know that he's working his tail off to get himself back. And we feel good about where he's at right now."

When asked whether Thomas will be ready for training camp, Allen said, "That's certainly our plan."

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury, Misc Rumor

Patrick Mahomes: K.C.'s Offense Will Involve 'Everybody'

May 27, 2022 8:54 AM

Patrick Mahomes believes the Kansas City Chiefs will feature a different offense this coming season.

"That's what you're going to see with this offense this year," Mahomes said. "It's going to be everybody. It's not all going to be one guy. Obviously [Travis Kelce] is still going to get a lot of completions, a lot of yards but the whole receiving room is going to have big days and that can be something we use to our advantage."

"It's a very deep receiving room. It's hard to tell which guys are going to make it because we've got so many good receivers. That's what you want. You want that competition. You want guys competing every single day to make the roster because they're going to help us in the end."

The Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins this offseason, but added Juju Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency and drafted Skyy Moore.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

Colin Kaepernick's Workout With Raiders 'Positive,' No Deal Imminent

May 27, 2022 8:48 AM

Colin Kaepernick's workout with the Las Vegas Raiders went well, but no signing was imminent as of late Thursday night, according to sources.

The Raiders considered Kaepernick's workout a "positive."

Kaepernick, 34, hasn't played in the NFL since 2016, the year he began protesting racial inequality during the national anthem.

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Frank Reich: 'I Wanted Nick Foles Since I've Been Here'

May 26, 2022 9:36 AM

Frank Reich is thrilled to have Nick Foles with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts have brought Foles in to serve as the backup for Matt Ryan.

Reich and Foles won a Super Bowl together with the Philadelphia Eagles.

"You guys know I've wanted Nick," Reich said. "I wanted Nick since I've been here to be on this team because I think he's that good of a player.

"You've got a guy in Nick Foles who has proven that he can do it at the biggest level and the biggest stage, in any kind of weather, in any kind of moment."

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

GM Confident Cardinals Will Get Something Done With Kyler Murray

May 26, 2022 9:32 AM

Steve Keim believes the Arizona Cardinals will be able to get a new contract in place for Kyler Murray this summer.

"I just think it's a timing thing," the general manager said. "Anyone who has done it before has done it anywhere from July to September. No different for us. We know he is under contract for another year and also the fifth-year option [in 2023]. He is our future, we feel that strongly.

"I feel like we'll be able to get something done this summer."

Murray, who is currently scheduled to make around $5.5 million in 2022, has not been participating in the Cardinals' voluntary OTAs.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson Can Speak On OTA Absence

May 26, 2022 9:29 AM

Lamar Jackson is skipping the first week of the Baltimore Ravens' organized team activities, marking the first time that the quarterback hasn't been present at the voluntary spring workouts.

'We've been down this road many times through the years," John Harbaugh said. "I'll just let Lamar speak for himself on that. It's for him to talk about. You can ask him."

Asked whether he's concerned about Jackson missing practice time, Harbaugh said, "It's not for me to speak for somebody else on that. It's up to him to speak for himself on that."

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Colin Kaepernick To Work Out For Raiders

May 25, 2022 4:28 PM

The Las Vegas Raiders are hosting Colin Kaepernick for a workout this week.

It will mark Kaepernick's first workout with an NFL team since being exiled following the 2016 season.

The NFL had said it encouraged teams to take a look at Kaepernick. But not only has Kaepernick not signed a contract with any team, he also has not received a single workout until the one that now is planned for some time this week.

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

NFL Mulling Changes To Pro Bowl Format

May 25, 2022 9:18 AM

The NFL is discussing ways to improve the Pro Bowl and its week of events, including possibly eliminating the traditional game itself, according to a report.

Roger Goodell, speaking at Tuesday's Spring League Meeting, conveyed that in discussions with the NFL Players Association and league players they discussed "what works and doesn't work" with the event.

"I think the conclusion was that the game itself, doesn't work," Goodell said.

"And that we needed to find a different way to celebrate our players. Celebrate the fact that, these being our Pro Bowler players, the best players in our league, and give them an opportunity to celebrate that with our fans. We talked an awful lot about some of the events around the Pro Bowl are really extremely popular, whether it's the quarterback challenge or some of the other events, so those are things that we'll probably build on."

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Tags: Misc Rumor

Kyle Shanahan Remains Confident 49ers, Deebo Samuel Will Reach Deal

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Roger Goodell 'Not Aware' Of Owners Trying To Force Out Dan Snyder

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Sam Darnold Confident He Can Be One Of NFL's Best QBs

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Steelers Will Promote Omar Khan To GM

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Woman Suing Deshaun Watson: Contract 'A Big Screw You'

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Bill Belichick Won't Reveal Who Will Call Plays For Patriots

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Source: Commanders Spend $100M On Land In Virginia

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Kyler Murray To Skip Cardinals' OTAs This Week


Dwayne Haskins Legally Drunk At Time Of Death


Cardinals To Be Featured On In-Season 'Hard Knocks'

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Nick Foles, Colts Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Deebo Samuel Won't Attend OTAs With 49ers

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Jadeveon Clowney, Browns Agree To One-Year, $11M Deal


Chargers Break Ground On Complex In El Segundo

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CFL, Players' Union Reach Tentative Labor Deal

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James Bradberry, Eagles Sign One-Year, $10M Deal

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Phillip Lindsay Signs One-Year Deal With Colts

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All XFL Games To Air On ESPN, Disney Networks


Joe Burrow Says Bengals 'Know What It Takes' Now To Win

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Tarik Cohen Tears Achilles During Instagram Workout