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Blake Bortles Agrees Upon Three-Year, $54M Extension With Jaguars

Feb 25, 2018 9:16 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed Blake Bortles to a three-year, $54 million deal that could increase to $66.5 million with incentives.

Bortles was due to make $19.053 million in 2018 after the team picked up his fifth-year option last May.

"I told Ryan [Tollner], my agent, let's just get it done so I can just go play football. I really would love to just know and have confirmation that this is where I'm going to be, and now let's go work and continue to build on what we did last year and go play," Bortles said. "So, happy and relieved. Obviously extremely excited. It's a dream come true to be able to sign a second contract by the team that drafted me. That was one of my goals from the start so excited to get it all done and get rolling now."

Bortles completed 60.2 percent of his passes (the first time he surpassed the 60 percent mark) for 3,687 yards and 21 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.

The Jaguars went 10-6 and reached the AFC Championship Game.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jaguars Extend Contracts Of Doug Marrone, Dave Caldwell, Tom Coughlin

Feb 23, 2018 7:24 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have extended the contracts to Doug Marrone, Dave Caldwell and Tom Coughlin.

The contracts of all three were set to expire after the 2019 season but they will now run through 2021.

"The decision to extend the contracts of Tom, Dave and Doug isn't so much a reward for last season, which no doubt was impressive, as it is to recognize their importance to our football team this coming season and for years to follow," Shad Khan said in a statement on Friday afternoon.

"We're past celebrating the accomplishments of our division title and playoff run, and now it's time to take the next step. We need the right leadership firmly in place to make that happen, and it's good to know we'll have that with Tom, Dave and Doug secure in their roles with the Jacksonville Jaguars."

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

Jaguars Release Chris Ivory

Feb 23, 2018 3:45 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Chris Ivory.

The Jaguars will save $3.75 million against the cap by waiving Ivory.

The Jaguars signed Ivory to a five-year, $32 million contract with $10 million guaranteed after he came off a 2015 season in which he led the AFC in rushing.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Rams Agrees To Trade With Chiefs For Marcus Peters

Feb 23, 2018 1:51 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to acquire Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs are expected to receive draft pick compensation back from the Rams. 

The Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers were also interested in Peters.

Kansas City has also traded Alex Smith this offseason.

Peters was originally the 18th overall pick out of Washington in 2015 and will cost $3.05 million toward the salary cap this season. The Rams have until May 3rd to pick up Peters' fifth-year option for 2019 projected at $9 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cowboys Uncertain On Keeping Dez Bryant

Feb 23, 2018 11:44 AM

The Dallas Cowboys could move on from Dez Bryant this offseason.

Dallas would save $8.5 million against the cap by releasing Bryant.

“No one wants to compete and get after it more than Dez,” Jones said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “At the same time, we all know this is a business where everyone had to be accountable…We’re going to be grinding it out trying to understand what is in our best interests of our business.”

Bryant's production fell off in 2017.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Unlikely To Use Franchise Tag On Sheldon Richardson

Feb 22, 2018 5:57 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are unlikely to use the franchise tag on Sheldon Richardson this offseason.

The Seahawks traded for Richardson in September.

The tag would cost the Seahawks approximately $14 million.

Richardson was solid against the run and fit in well with Seattle's scheme.

"I definitely expect to be back here," Richardson said in January. "They haven't threw out a number or nothing but they said they wanted me back so that's a plus in my book."

The Seahawks haven't used the tag since 2010.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Sam Bradford Plans To Play In 2018

Feb 22, 2018 5:50 PM

Sam Bradford "absolutely" plans to play in 2018.

Bradford was limited to just two games this past season due to a recurrence of knee issues.

Bradford was cleared for the playoffs in which he backed up Case Keenum.

Tom Pelissero/NFL.com

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bills Won't Cut Tyrod Taylor

Feb 22, 2018 3:52 PM

The Buffalo Bills are not planning on cutting Tyrod Taylor.

The Bills had been expected to move on from Taylor either through his release or a trade.

"At this point, it doesn't seem like they're going to cut him without knowing who his replacement will be," Rapoport said. "The Bills are OK with paying a $6 million roster bonus to keep him on the roster."

Taylor was benched in favor of Nathan Petersman ahead of Week 11 but he took back the starting job.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Drew Brees, Saints To Discuss New Deal At Combine

Feb 22, 2018 8:54 AM

Representatives for Drew Brees are expected to meet with the New Orleans Saints at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine "to try to hammer out what is potentially a short-term deal," according to a report.

Brees is scheduled to reach free agency next month and has expressed a desire to remain with the Saints.

There is urgency to reach agreement before the start of the new league year when Brees would count $18 million against the cap absent a new deal.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

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

Josh Gordon Remains Under Browns' Control As ERFA

Feb 22, 2018 8:48 AM

Josh Gordon will enter the new league year as an exclusive rights free agent as opposed to a restricted free agent, according to a report.

The Cleveland Browns maintain exclusive rights, which means the wide receiver can't negotiate on other teams.

Once the Browns tender a qualifying offer, Gordon's options are limited to signing the tender or sitting out yet another season.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jon Gruden: Raiders Need 'Full-Time' Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders don't know if Marshawn Lynch will return to the field next season, but Jon Gruden says the team needs a "full-time" Lynch to succeed.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Doug Pederson: If Carson Wentz Were Healthy, He'd Have Been SB LII MVP
Doug Pederson isn't buying into the theory that the Eagles were better off with Nick Foles instead of Carson Wentz on their run to a Super Bowl title.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Adam Vinatieri Close To One-Year Deal With Colts
Adam Vinatieri is 45 and only 58 points shy of Morten Andersen for the top spot on the NFL's all-time scoring list.


Panthers Name Marty Hurney General Manager
Marty Hurney was previously general manager of the Panthers for 10 years until 2012.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Broncos To Pursue Trade Of Trevor Siemian
The Broncos would likely accept a late round pick for Trevor Siemian.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Mike Groh To Be Named Philadelphia's Offensive Coordinator
Mike Groh fills the void left by Frank Reich, who was named the head coach of the Colts last week.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Andrew Luck: 'Ship Has Sailed' On Second Shoulder Surgery
Andrew Luck says the thought of having a second surgery on his right shoulder has "sailed."

Mike Wells/ESPN

Ryan Shazier Plans To Play Again
Ryan Shazier said in his first interview since suffering a severe spinal injury in early December that he plans to play football again.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Dolphins Place Franchise Tag On Jarvis Landry
Landry, 25, led the NFL with 112 receptions this past season.


Ryan Succop Signs Five-Year, $20M Deal With Titans
Ryan Succop was a candidate to receive the franchise tag.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

Jaguars Pick Up $3.5M Option On Marcedes Lewis
Marcedes Lewis caught 24 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns in 2017.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Jets Could Offer $60M Guaranteed In Year 1 To Kirk Cousins
The Jets could even guarantee the entirety of the contract to Kirk Cousins.

Brian Costello/New York Post

Adam Vinatieri Plans To Play In 2018
Adam Vinatieri turned 45 in December and has been in the NFL since 1996.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Buccaneers Release Doug Martin
Doug Martin was due to make nearly $7 million in 2018.

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Eagles To Interview Duce Staley, Mike Groh For OC Job
The Eagles will look internally to fill their vacancy at offensive coordinator.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Dolphins Reportedly Set March Meeting With Baker Mayfield
The Dolphins have set up a dinner meeting with Baker Mayfield on March 13, according to a report.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Julius Peppers Leaning Toward Playing In 2018
Julius Peppers, who played on a one-year deal with the Panthers last season, is leaning towards playing in 2018.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Devin McCourty: Malcolm Butler Knew He Wasn't Going To Start SB LII
It came as a shock to many that Malcolm Butler didn't log a defensive snap for the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Has Given No Indication On His Future
Two weeks after hinting about possible retirement, Rob Gronkowski has given no indication on what his future holds.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Rico Gathers: I'm Going To Be Next Great Tight End
Rico Gathers has big plans for himself in his third NFL season.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk