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Raiders Sign Gabe Jackson To Five-Year, $56M Extension

Jun 29, 2017 8:13 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Gabe Jackson to a five-year, $56 million contract extension.

Jackson's annual salary of $11.2 million is the third highest in the NFL amongst guards.

Jackson was taken with the No. 81 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft following the Khalil Mack and Derek Carr selections.

Jackson was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2016.

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Trumaine Johnson Won't Sign Long-Term Deal With Rams By Deadline

Jun 27, 2017 12:00 PM

Trumaine Johnson will not reach agreement with the Los Angeles Rams on a long-term contract by the July 17 deadline.

Johnson will play under the franchise tender for the second straight season.

Johnson signed his franchise tender with the Rams on March 6, guaranteeing himself a 2017 salary of $16.742 million that will make him the NFL's highest-paid cornerback.

Johnson, a third-round pick out of Montana in 2012, is the first cornerback to be tagged in back-to-back years since Charles Woodson in 2004 and '05. Johnson made $13.952 million when he was tagged in 2016.

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Derek Carr, Raiders Agree Upon Five-Year, $125M Extension

Jun 22, 2017 11:38 AM

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders have finalized a five-year, $125 million extension.

Carr, 26, is now under contract through 2022. His extension's average salary of $25 million will make him the NFL's highest-paid player in terms of new money average.

Carr's deal could potentially be backloaded until the Raiders move to Las Vegas; there is no state tax in Nevada, whereas California's tax rate is 13.3 percent. Carr could save hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions.

Carr passed for 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns with just six interceptions last season.


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Raiders, Derek Carr Agree Upon $125M Deal

Jun 22, 2017 10:48 AM

Derek Carr tweeted Thursday that he has finalized a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders that sources indicate is worth $125 million.

Carr's new deal, which carries an average salary of $25 million, will make him the NFL's highest-paid player in terms of new money average.

He suffered a broken fibula in Week 16 and missed Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans, but he has been a full participant in the team's offseason activities.


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Patriots Sign David Harris

Jun 21, 2017 11:21 AM

The New England Patriots have agreed to a two-year deal with David Harris.

The New York Jets released Harris on June 6 after being unable to agree on a pay cut with the linebacker, who played 10 seasons for the team.

The Patriots needed a linebacker to play the most snaps alongside Dont'a Hightower.

Harris was surprised by the Jets' decision to release him.

A second-round pick in 2007, Harris ranks No. 2 in tackles in Jets team history. 

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Eric Decker Signs With Titans

Jun 18, 2017 7:53 PM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to sign Eric Decker.

Decker was released this past week by the New York Jets.

Decker spent the past three seasons with the Jets but was limited to just three games in 2016.

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Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens

Jun 12, 2017 4:45 PM

Jeremy Maclin has agreed to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal.

Maclin was surprisingly cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on June 2nd. Maclin also visited the Buffalo Bulls.

Maclin also considered signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The addition of Maclin gives Joe Flacco the best available wide receiver on the free-agent market and significantly improves a Baltimore passing attack that lost two of its top three targets.

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Chargers Sign Melvin Ingram To Four-Year, $66M Extension

Jun 11, 2017 10:42 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed upon a four-year, $66 million deal with Melvin Ingram.

Ingram's deal contains $42 million in guaranteed money.

The Chargers put the franchise tag on Ingram in February and maintained that the goal was to sign a long-term deal.

With 18.5 sacks over the past two seasons, Ingram is tied for 12th in the NFL over that time period. 

Under new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, the Chargers changed from a 3-4 alignment to a 4-3 scheme. 

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Julian Edelman Signs Two-Year, $11M Extension With Patriots

Jun 8, 2017 6:42 PM

The New England Patriots and Julian Edelman have agreed upon a two-year, $11 million extension.

With Edelman now signed through 2019, the Patriots have four of their five top receivers signed for multiple seasons: Edelman, Brandin Cooks (2018), Chris Hogan (2018) and Malcolm Mitchell (2019). 

Edelman was entering the final season of his contract in 2017.

From 2013 to '16, Edelman's 356 receptions are the fifth-highest total in the NFL, behind only Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown (481), Denver's Demaryius Thomas (398), Atlanta's Julio Jones (364) and Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald (356).

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49ers Sign Elvis Dumervil To Bolster Pass Rush

Jun 6, 2017 9:00 AM

In hopes of bolstering their pass rush, the San Francisco 49ers have signed Elvis Dumervil.

Dumervil spent the last four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

He signed a two-year deal, according to a source. At 33, Dumervil had three sacks last season for the Ravens as he battled an Achilles injury that limited him to eight games.

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Seahawks Sign Austin Davis Making Colin Kaepernick Deal Unlikely
Austin Davis will join Trevone Boykin as a backup option behind Russell Wilson.

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Derek Barnett Signs Rookie Deal With Eagles
The deal is the standard four-year pact with an option for the fifth year, which would occur in 2021.

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Colts Sign Christine Michael
The Colts have signed Christine Michael to compete for time at running back.

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