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Colts Sign Spencer Ware

Apr 30, 2019 12:31 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Spencer Ware.

The Colts didn't select a running back in the NFL draft.

Ware joins a backfield led by Marlon Mack. The Colts also have Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams on the depth chart.

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Justin Tucker Signs Record-Breaking $20.45M Extension With Ravens

Apr 24, 2019 1:17 PM

Justin Tucker has signed a four-year, $20.45 million contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens. The deal is the richest ever for a kicker.

The deal includes $12.5 million in fully guaranteed money for Tucker.

Tucker was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2019 season.

Tucker has converted an NFL record 90.1 percent of his field goal attempts.

Tucker joined the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Texas.

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Ben Roethlisberger Signs Two-Year, $63M Extension With Steelers

Apr 24, 2019 10:47 AM

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

Roethlisberger had one year left on a four-year, $87.6 million deal he signed in 2015. 

The deal will essentially guarantee Roethlisberger retires with the NFL.

Pittsburgh has lost both Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell this offseason amid questions of Roethlisberger's leadership.

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Grady Jarrett Signs $15.2M Franchise Tag With Falcons

Apr 23, 2019 8:29 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that Grady Jarrett has signed his $15.2 million franchise tag tender.

The Falcons have until July 15 to sign Jarrett to a multi-year contract.

"As we have said since the end of the season, getting a deal done with Grady is our priority," Thomas Dimitroff said last month. "Applying the franchise tag to him does not change that in any way. Our aim is for Grady to be an integral part of our plan for many years to come and this allows us to extend our negotiating window."

The Falcons placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jarrett in March, just a few days before the 2015 fifth-round pick would have hit free agency.

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Bills Sign T.J. Yeldon To Two-Year Contract

Apr 22, 2019 9:49 AM

The Buffalo Bills have signed T.J. Yeldon to a two-year contract.

Yeldon joins a Buffalo backfield that already includes veteran running backs Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy.

The Jaguars drafted Yeldon in the second round (36th overall) of the 2015 draft and he led the Jaguars in rushing as a rookie with 740 yards despite missing four games with an injury.

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Washington Signs Matt Ioannidis To Three-Year, $21.75M Extension

Apr 18, 2019 4:30 PM

Washington has signed Matt Ioannidis to a three-year extension worth up to $21.75 million.

The deal came together over the past two weeks and sped to a conclusion the last two days. 

Ioannidis recorded a career-high 7.5 sacks last season and now has 12 for his career.

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Patriots Agree To Sign Demaryius Thomas

Apr 16, 2019 4:56 PM

The New England Patriots have agreed to sign Demaryius Thomas.

Thomas spent the end of last season with the Houston Texans.

The Patriots lost Chris Hogan in free agency this offseason.

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Russell Wilson Agrees To Four-Year, $140M Extension With Seahawks

Apr 16, 2019 7:03 AM

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year, $140 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Wilson will also receive a $65 million signing bonus.

Wilson is contractually tied to the Seahawks through the 2023 season.

Wilson's annual average of $35 million per season eclipses Aaron Rodgers' extension signed last year. Rodgers earns $33.5 million per season and had a $57.5 million signing bonus.

Wilson's deal also includes a no trade clause. 

"Hey Seattle, we got a deal," a sleepy-sounding Wilson says while lying in bed next to his wife Ciara. "Go Hawks. But I'ma see ya'll in the morning. Time for ya'll to go to bed."

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Adam Thielen Agrees To Four-Year, $64M Extension With Vikings

Apr 12, 2019 8:59 PM

Adam Thielen and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $64 million.

NFL Network is reporting that Thielen received $35 million in guaranteed money.

Thielen had 113 receptions and nine receiving touchdowns in 2018.

Minnesota signed Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension last offseason.

 

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Jets Sign Ty Montgomery To One-Year Deal

Apr 11, 2019 9:08 PM

The New York Jets have agreed to sign Ty Montgomery to a one-year deal.

Montgomery will be Le'Veon Bell's backup at running back.

The Miami Dolphins also expressed interest in Montgomery.

Montgomery, 26, was traded Oct. 30 to the Ravens, two days after an ill-advised kickoff return contributed to a Green Bay Packers loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

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Ravens Sign Marshall Yanda To One-Year Extension
The guard is now signed through the 2020 season.

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Sterling Shepard Agrees To Four-Year, $41M Extension With Giants
Sterling Shepard sets the market for slot wide receivers.

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Patriots Sign Austin Seferian-Jenkins To One-Year Deal
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has 116 career receptions for 1,160 yards and 11 touchdowns in 43 games over five seasons.

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Patriots Re-Sign Stephen Gostkowski To Two-Year Deal
Stephen Gostkowski recently received interest from the 49ers.

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DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys Agree To Five-Year, $105M Deal
DeMarcus Lawrence had 14.5 sacks in 2017 and 10.5 sacks in 2018.

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AAF CB Keith Reaser Signs With Chiefs
The Chiefs will give Keith Reaser $100,000 up front in the form of a $50,000 signing bonus, a $25,000 workout bonus and a $25,000 roster bonus.

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AAF WR Rashad Ross Signs With Panthers
Rashad Ross led the Alliance of American Football with seven receiving touchdowns for the Arizona Hotshots.

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Bills Sign Quinton Spain To One-Year Deal
Quinton Spain becomes the sixth offensive lineman added by the Bills in free agency.

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Cowboys Sign Randy Gregory To Extension Through 2020
Randy Gregory was set to become a restricted free agent after the 2019 season.

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Patriots Sign Michael Bennett To Reworked Contract
Michael Bennett's reworked two-year deal has a base value of $16.75 million, including a $4 million signing bonus.

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