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Adrian Peterson, Saints Finalize Two-Year Deal

Apr 25, 2017 9:11 AM

The New Orleans Saints have finalized a two-year, $7 million deal with Adrian Peterson.

The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017.

"I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints," Peterson said in a statement to ESPN. "I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings. On offense, it goes without saying that the Saints are really solid behind Drew Brees. I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit.

"They have a great offensive line, which is something that stood out to me as well. I could tell from talking to head coach Sean Payton over the last two weeks that he did his due diligence in evaluating how I could contribute. I also did a lot of homework on the defense as well. While I know that injuries have played a role in performance, I also see areas of potential with a lot of younger guys having the ability to step up. Lastly, it goes without saying that the Saints have an amazing fan base and I look forward to making them proud and creating everlasting memories."

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Taylor Gabriel Signs Tender With Falcons

Apr 22, 2017 4:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel has signed his second round tender with the Atlanta Falcons worth $2.8 million.

Gabriel said in February that he wanted to stay with the organization "forever".

Gabriel had a breakout 2016 season at wide receiver.

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Patriots Sign James White To Extension

Apr 19, 2017 9:38 AM

The New England Patriots have signed James White to a three-year contract extension.

White finished first in receiving touchdowns (five) and third in receptions (60) and receiving yards (551) among NFL running backs this past season.

Prior to the agreement, White was set to become a free agent in 2018.

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Mike Gillislee Signs Two-Year Offer Sheet With Patriots

Apr 19, 2017 9:28 AM

The New England Patriots have signed Mike Gillislee to a two-year offer sheet worth $6.4 million, according to sources.

The Buffalo Bills have five days to decide whether to match the offer sheet.

Gillislee would make $4 million in the first season.

The Bills placed an original-round tender on Gillislee worth $1.797 million, meaning the Patriots would send a fifth-round pick to the Bills if Buffalo declines to match.


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Malcolm Butler Signs Tender With Patriots

Apr 18, 2017 4:53 PM

Malcolm Butler has signed his tender with the New England Patriots.

Butler previously met with the New Orleans Saints but never signed an offer sheet.

The tender was at the first round level and carries a salary of $3.91 million for 2017.

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Panthers Sign Kawann Short To Five-Year, $80M Deal

Apr 17, 2017 10:22 AM

The Carolina Panthers have signed Kawann Short to a five-year, $80 million deal.

The Panthers used the non-exclusive franchise tag on Short on Feb. 27 and had until July 15 to sign him to a long-term contract.

"KK has been very important to what we've been able to accomplish on defense," Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement released by the team. "In 2013, when we drafted KK, I thought he was the best pass-rushing defensive tackle in the draft, and he's been able to develop into one of the top young defensive tackles in the NFL. Off the field, KK is a top-notch young man and great representative of our team. I'm absolutely thrilled that we were able to get this deal done."

Short said he wanted to remain with the Panthers even if it meant the franchise tag.

"KK consistently affects the quarterback and is strong against the run," Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. "The mismatches he creates for us on defense force opponents to be aware of him at all times and give us an edge along the defensive line. He's a great player, but also a quality young man who has the respect of his teammates in the locker room. He's everything we're looking for in a Panther."

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Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Sign With Raiders

Apr 14, 2017 3:45 PM

Marshawn Lynch has agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders.

Lynch retired after the 2015 season but has decided to return to the NFL with his hometown team.

Lynch will come to the Raiders via a trade that has yet to be agreed upon with the Seattle Seahawks.

During the 2015 season, Lynch had 417 yards on 111 carries in seven games. Lynch returns with 83 career touchdowns and 9,112 total rushing yards.

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Dion Jordan Signs With Seahawks

Apr 11, 2017 11:40 AM

Dion Jordan has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jordan was waived by the Miami Dolphins on March 31st after he failed a physical.

Jordan projects as a strongside linebacker in the Seahawks' base defense and a defensive end in their sub packages. 

Jordan was a star at Oregon from 2009 to 2012 under Chip Kelly.

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Ravens Re-Sign Lardarius Webb

Apr 9, 2017 8:24 PM

The Baltimore Ravens re-signed Lardarius Webb to a three-year deal.

Webb was cut by the Ravens four weeks ago.

The Ravens freed up $5.5 million in cap room by parting ways with Webb on March 10.

Webb had been scheduled to make $5.5 million in base salary this season, which was fifth-most on the team entering free agency. He likely had to take a significant pay cut to come back.

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Desmond Trufant Agrees To $69M Extension With Falcons

Apr 8, 2017 10:31 AM

Desmond Trufant has agreed upon a five-year, $69 million extension with the Atlanta Falcons. Trufant's deal includes $42 million in guaranteed money.

Trufant was slated to earn $8.026 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal for this upcoming campaign.

Trufant's contract puts him amongst elite cornerbacks in the NFL such as Josh Norman and Patrick Peterson.

Trufant was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015.

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Washington Signs Zach Brown To One-Year, $4.65M Deal
Zach Brown, 27, tallied 149 tackles for the Bills in his breakout 2016 season.

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Vikings Sign Case Keenum
Case Keenum will backup Sam Bradford if Teddy Bridgewater isn't back from his knee injury.

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49ers Sign Tim Hightower
Carlos Hyde is the incumbent starting running back for the 49ers.