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A.J. Green Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Extension With Bengals

Sep 11, 2015 1:26 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a four-year, $60 million extension with A.J. Green.

Green is a four-time Pro Bowler and has consistently been ranked one of the top-50 players in the NFL.

Green caught 69 balls for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns last season in 13 games.

Green joins Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Julio Jones with new deals.

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Aldon Smith Signs One-Year Deal With Raiders

Sep 11, 2015 12:50 PM

Aldon Smith has signed with the Oakland Raiders on a one-year deal.

Smith was released by the San Francisco 49ers during camp following his arrest on high-and-run, DUI and vandalism charges.

Despite his off-the-field issues, Smith will be eligible to play Sunday, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Raiders will consider playing Smith, depending on his conditioning.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams also had interest in Smith, while the 49ers were even open to bringing him back.

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Eli Manning Close To $84M Extension With Giants

Sep 11, 2015 2:26 AM

Eli Manning and the New York Giants are finalizing a four-year extension worth $84 million with $65 million in guaranteed money.

The two sides continue to work on the specific language of the deal.

Manning still will make $17.5 million in the final year of his current contract, which would bring his five-year total to $101.5 million.

"It's not done yet," Manning told ESPN's Ed Werder late Thursday afternoon. "Hopefully it gets done very soon, and I can worry about football and not have to deal with this."

Manning's $21 million average in new money on the four-year extension would rank him fourth among quarterbacks in the NFL, behind Aaron Rodgers ($22 million), Russell Wilson ($21.9 million) and Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million).

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Anthony Castonzo Signs Four-Year, $42M Extension With Colts

Sep 10, 2015 3:39 PM

Anthony Castonzo and the Indianapolis Colts have agreed upon a four-year, $42 million extension.

Castonzo will receive $35 million over the first three seasons of the deal.

Castonzo was a first round pick out of Boston College at left tackle in 2011.

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Luke Kuechly, Panthers Agree Upon Five-Year, $62M Extension

Sep 10, 2015 12:36 PM

Luke Kuechly and the Carolina Panthers have agreed upon a five-year, $62 million extension.

Kuechly becomes the highest paid inside linebacker in NFL history with an annual average of $12.4 million.

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Jarius Wright Signs Four-Year, $14.8M Extension With Vikings

Sep 10, 2015 12:28 PM

Jarius Wright has agreed to a four-year, $14.8 million extension with the Minnesota Vikings.

Wright will receive $7 million in guaranteed money.

Wright had 42 catches for 588 yards and two touchdowns last season.

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Marcel Dareus Agrees To Six-Year, $108M Extension With Bills

Sep 10, 2015 10:19 AM

The Buffalo Bills have agreed upon a six-year, $108 million extension with Marcel Dareus.

Dareus, the third overall pick by the Bills in 2011 out of Alabama, is one of the NFL's best defensive tackles.

Dareus is under suspension for the first game of the 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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Nate Solder Agrees To Two-Year, $20.62M Extension With Patriots

Sep 9, 2015 11:09 AM

Nate Solder and the New England Patriots have agreed upon a two-year, $20.62 million extension.

Solder is the Patriots' starting left tackle and is now under contract through the 2017 season. Solder was a first round pick by the Patriots in 2011.

One of the terms of the contract is that the Patriots cannot use the franchise tag or transition tag on Solder after 2017.

Solder's three-year deal is now worth $27.5 million. He was scheduled to earn $7.438 million this year.

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Bills Re-Sign Matt Cassel

Sep 8, 2015 11:12 AM

The Buffalo Bills have re-signed Matt Cassel three days following his release.

Cassel presumably took a pay cut after he lost the starting quarterback job to Tyrod Taylor.

Cassel will be the Bills' backup quarterback behind Taylor and ahead of EJ Manuel.

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Eagles Claim Stephen Morris Off Waivers

Sep 6, 2015 9:36 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed Stephen Morris off waivers one day after waiving Tim Tebow.

Morris was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars and will be the No. 3 quarterback on the Eagles' roster.

Tebow and Matt Barkley competed for the No. 3 job during training camp.

Morris started 25 games in his junior and senior seasons at Miami, throwing for over 3,000 yards each year.

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James Jones Agrees To Sign With Packers
James Jones last played for the Packers in 2013, when he caught 59 passes for 817 yards and three touchdowns.

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Fred Jackson Signs One-Year Deal With Seahawks
Fred Jackson was released this week by the Bills and he now reunites Marshawn Lynch.

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