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Christian Kirksey Signs Four-Year, $38M Extension With Browns

May 30, 2017 7:27 PM

Christian Kirksey has agreed upon a four-year, $38 million extension with the Cleveland Browns.

The deal contains $20 million in guaranteed money.

Kirksey led the Browns in tackles last season.

Kirksey joins fellow linebacker Jamie Collins and guard Joel Bitonio as young players the team retained.

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Matt Asiata Signs One-Year Deal With Lions

May 28, 2017 12:48 AM

Matt Asiata has signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.

Asiata had an extended tryout with the team during rookie minicamp two weeks ago and the Lions didn't initially sign him. After the first week of OTAs, though, the team made a move.

Asiata has played his entire career with the Minnesota Vikings, recording 361 carries for 1,259 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also showed some ability as a receiver, catching 101 passes for 722 yards and a touchdown.

"Anybody knows who has seen him work, he's a good special-teamer," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said before the minicamp. "He's tough. He's a very good pass protector and he carries the ball. He runs behind his pads. He's always been a very, very effective player in this league."

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Victor Cruz Signs One-Year Deal With Bears

May 25, 2017 3:51 PM

Victor Cruz has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.

Cruz, 30, joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of UMass in 2010 and quickly made his mark. He starred on their Super Bowl XLVI-winning team in 2011 and had 303 catches, 4,549 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns during his time with the Giants.

The Bears were thin at wide receiver following the departure of Alshon Jeffery.

Cruz is 2½ years removed from major knee surgery and would have counted for $9.4 million against the Giants' salary cap in 2017. New York freed up $7.5 million in cap space with his release.


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Andrew Hawkins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Patriots

May 25, 2017 11:31 AM

The New England Patriots have signed Andrew Hawkins to a one-year deal.

"I'm super excited about the opportunity to join the reigning football champions. I exited Cleveland, and I said it was about joining a contender and the Patriots are the contender, the reigning champs. The program is top-notch and you get the opportunity to play with the best quarterback and the best coach in NFL history," said Hawkins.

Hawkins, 31, worked out for the team last week. He most recently made headlines by earning his master's degree from Columbia with a 4.0 GPA.

The Browns had released him on Feb. 27 in a move the wide receiver agreed was best for all parties.

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Browns Sign Myles Garrett To $30.4M Contract

May 22, 2017 8:27 AM

The Cleveland Browns have signed first overall pick Myles Garrett to his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $30.4 million with a $20.25 million signing bonus and includes offset language. As with all first round picks, the contract includes a team option for a fifth year.

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Eagles Sign LeGarrette Blount To One-Year Deal

May 18, 2017 9:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with LeGarrette Blount.

The deal is worth up to $2.8 million, with a base value of $1.25 million and incentives worth upward of $1.55 million, according to a source.

The New England Patriots had issued an unrestricted free-agent tender potentially worth $2.1 million to Blount last week before the May 9 deadline that ensured the running back will count toward the 2018 compensatory pick formula.


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Washington Signs Nico Marley, Bob Marley's Grandson

May 17, 2017 7:26 AM

Washington has signed undrafted linebacker Nico Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley.

Marley, out of Tulane, participated in Washington's rookie minicamp this past weekend.

He started every game at Tulane, the only FBS school to offer him a scholarship. Marley, whose father, Rohan, played linebacker at the University of Miami, recorded a school-record 50.5 career tackles for a loss.

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Jason McCourty Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Browns

May 17, 2017 7:18 AM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year deal with Jason McCourty, who will provide much-needed depth at cornerback.

The deal is worth up to $6 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McCourty played for the Tennessee Titans the past eight seasons, but became a free agent after he was released on April 18.

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Bills Hire Brandon Beane As New GM

May 10, 2017 12:49 AM

The Buffalo Bills hired Brandon Beane as general manager Tuesday, the team announced, ending their search to replace Doug Whaley after he was fired April 30.

Beane, 40, had served as the Carolina Panthers' assistant GM since 2015. He joined the Panthers in 1998 and was named director of football operations in 2008.

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Jamaal Charles Agrees To Sign With Broncos

May 2, 2017 5:23 PM

Jamaal Charles and the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms on a contract.

Charles had spent his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs but has recently dealt with a series of injuries.

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