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Steelers | Antonio Brown agrees to big deal (Mon Feb 27, 05:36 PM)     [jump to this story]

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell tagged (Mon Feb 27, 04:01 PM)     [jump to this story]

Panthers | Carolina tags Kawann Short (Mon Feb 27, 02:32 PM)     [jump to this story]

Redskins | Kirk Cousins should be tagged (Mon Feb 27, 02:04 PM)     [jump to this story]

Bears | Alshon Jeffery unlikely to be tagged (Mon Feb 27, 08:38 AM)     [jump to this story]


  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate tendered    Tue Feb 28, 11:25 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent TE Cameron Brate was tendered Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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  Chiefs | Laurent Duvernay-Tardif inks new deal    Tue Feb 28, 11:11 AM

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has signed an undisclosed extension with the team Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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  Browns | Isaiah Crowell has second-round tender    Tue Feb 28, 11:06 AM

Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell received a second-round tender Tuesday, Feb. 28, worth $2.81 million. The two sides are working on an extension.

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  Eagles | Carson Wentz attracting FA receivers    Tue Feb 28, 10:05 AM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz is an attractive chip for luring free-agent receivers, according to several insiders.

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  49ers | Kirk Cousins likes 49ers    Tue Feb 28, 09:28 AM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would sign with the San Francisco 49ers to reunite with head coach Kyle Shanahan.

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  Packers | Eddie Lacy had extensive surgery    Tue Feb 28, 08:54 AM

Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) had extensive surgery to repair a ligament in his ankle in October, he confirmed in a podcast with ESPN's Adam Schefter. 'I messed up my deltoid and widened the bone on my ankle, so I had to get two screws, two wires and a plate to fix it because I messed up my deltoid ligament,' Lacy said. 'That's the longest thing to heal. My healing process is 4-6 months, on the 26th (of February) it (was) the fourth month,' Lacy also said the Packers have been vocal about bringing him back.

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  Chargers | Hunter Henry tied for TD lead among TEs    Tue Feb 28, 01:11 AM

Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry finished tied with Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate for first amongst tight ends in touchdown receptions during the 2016 season with eight.

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  Dolphins | Kenny Stills unlikely to stay with MIA    Tue Feb 28, 12:59 AM

Updating a previous item, Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills is 'more likely to leave via free agency' than remain with the club, according to 'multiple NFL sources.'

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  Chiefs | Chiefs CEO backs Alex Smith as starter    Mon Feb 27, 11:19 PM

Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt reiterated what head coach Andy Reid has been saying throughout the offseason, that QB Alex Smith will continue to be the starting quarterback 'going into 2017.'

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  NFL | Russell Okung drawing plenty of interest    Mon Feb 27, 10:55 PM

Free-agent OT Russell Okung (Broncos) has had plenty of teams inquire about his services, including the New York Giants, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota Vikings.

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  NFL | Andrew Hawkins requested release    Mon Feb 27, 10:41 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Andrew Hawkins (Browns) had asked for his release 'several weeks ago' before it finally happened Monday, Feb. 27. He said his agent has already talked to 'quite a few teams.'

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  Giants | NYG, Jason Pierre-Paul not near deal    Mon Feb 27, 09:49 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and the team are 'nowhere near' a long-term deal, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson. Pierre-Paul received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Buccaneers | Three Bucs ERFAs receive offers    Mon Feb 27, 08:49 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent DB Jude Adjei-Barimah, LB Adarius Glanton and WR Freddie Martino received one-year tender offers Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Buccaneers | Adam Humphries receive offer    Mon Feb 27, 08:39 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent WR Adam Humphries received a one-year tender offer Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Patriots | Nick Caley named TEs coach    Mon Feb 27, 08:38 PM

New England Patriots offensive assistant Nick Caley has been named the team's new tight ends coach.

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  Chargers | Franchise tag for Melvin Ingram     Mon Feb 27, 08:26 PM

Los Angeles Chargers LB Melvin Ingram received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Saints | Avery Young waived    Mon Feb 27, 08:10 PM

New Orleans Saints OT Avery Young was waived Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville adds Greg Van Roten    Mon Feb 27, 08:00 PM

Free-agent OG Greg Van Roten (Packers) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, Feb. 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | WAS unlikely to pursue Latavius Murray    Mon Feb 27, 07:58 PM

Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to be an option for the Washington Redskins during free agency, in the opinion of CSNMidAtlantic.com's Rich Tandler.

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  Chiefs | Dontari Poe still a tag candidate    Mon Feb 27, 07:09 PM

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent DT Dontari Poe could still receive the franchise tag if the team is able to re-sign impending free-agent SS Eric Berry before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Footballguys view: Getting Berry done before the franchise tag deadline allows the Chiefs to keep Poe around. Affording him is a different story as the team barely has any cap space at this time.

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  Jets | Geno Smith open to being a backup    Mon Feb 27, 06:59 PM

New York Jets impending free-agent QB Geno Smith (knee) said he is open to being a backup for a team but believes he can still be a starter.

Footballguys view: He should be a full participant once training camp starts because he is in the fifth month of his recovery from knee surgery and was expected to be sidelined for six to eight months.

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  Chiefs | KC trying to sign Eric Berry    Mon Feb 27, 06:49 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to re-sign impending free-agent SS Eric Berry before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1, according to source.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City may have competition at LG    Mon Feb 27, 06:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OGs Zach Fulton and Parker Ehinger could compete for the starting left guard job next season.

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  Jets | Sheldon Richardson may be trade option    Mon Feb 27, 06:29 PM

The New York Jets are expected to make DE Sheldon Richardson available in a trade since his 2017 salary will become fully guaranteed Thursday, March 9. The Jets likely would ask for a first-round pick in a deal for Richardson but may have to settle for a lower draft pick, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh may look at two CBs    Mon Feb 27, 06:28 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Morris Claiborne and Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick could be options for the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.

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  Cardinals | Gabe Martin returns to Arizona    Mon Feb 27, 06:08 PM

Arizona Cardinals exclusive rights free-agent LB Gabe Martin signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals Monday, Feb. 27. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Antonio Brown contract update    Mon Feb 27, 06:07 PM

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown signed a new five-year deal Monday, Feb. 27, worth $72.71 million.

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  Chiefs | Laurent Duvernay-Tardif close to extension    Mon Feb 27, 05:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and the Chiefs are finalizing a five-year, $41.25 million extension, according to a source.

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  Steelers | Antonio Brown agrees to big deal    Mon Feb 27, 05:36 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown reached an agreement to become the NFL's highest paid wide receiver Monday, Feb. 27, according to a source. Brown will earn more than $15 million per year.

Footballguys view: Brown is now tied to the Steelers through 2021, his age-33 season. It's a good move for both sides as Brown gets proper market value while the Steelers continue with one of the best receivers in the NFL.

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  49ers | San Francisco tenders two players    Mon Feb 27, 05:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Carl Bradford and DT Mike Purcell were tendered to one-year contracts Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul does receive tag    Mon Feb 27, 04:58 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul was given the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27. The tag is expected to be around $17 million.

Footballguys view: That number is huge, so expect the Giants to work diligently to get Pierre-Paul wrapped up with a long-term contract. He wants a multi-year deal for stability, and Pierre-Paul feels he deserves one after proving himself on a one-year deal in 2016.

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  Giants | Tag looming for Jason Pierre-Paul    Mon Feb 27, 04:53 PM

New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul will be given the franchise tag if a long-term contract cannot be agreed upon before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

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  Broncos | C.J. Anderson should be cleared soon    Mon Feb 27, 04:33 PM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) is expected to be cleared from his knee surgery in two weeks, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Anderson was supposed be cleared in late February, so everything seems to be on track. The Broncos could've cleared him this week, but the staff (like every team) is traveling to Indianapolis for the 2017 Scouting Combine.

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  NFL | Patrick Mahomes on the rise     Mon Feb 27, 04:20 PM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' stock is gaining steam as the NFL Draft approaches, according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock. Mayock believes Mahomes should be a first-round consideration. 'He's different. He's a gunslinger, he's got an innate feel for the game,' Mayock said. 'The more I look at him, the more I push him higher and closer to that first-round conversation.'

Footballguys view: The fifth-year option for first-round picks puts Mahomes into the conversation. We could see a team like the Texans taking Mahomes off the board with the 25th-overall pick.

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  Steelers | Le'Veon Bell tagged    Mon Feb 27, 04:01 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, as expected, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bell was given the exclusive franchise tag, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams. The tag will earn Bell at least $12 million for 2017.

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  Falcons | Dwight Freeney not retiring    Mon Feb 27, 03:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DE Dwight Freeney will return for a 16th season, according to a source.

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  Browns | No franchise tag for Terrelle Pryor    Mon Feb 27, 03:31 PM

Cleveland Browns impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor is not expected to be given the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Footballguys view: It's a risky move for the Browns, but they seem confident a new deal can be worked out before Pryor hits the open market. Pryor has previously stated that he wants to stay with the Browns.

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  Colts | Indy signs Fahn Cooper    Mon Feb 27, 03:00 PM

Free-agent OT Fahn Cooper (49ers) was signed by the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Packers | Three coaching changes for Packers    Mon Feb 27, 02:54 PM

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy named Jeff Blasko assistant offensive line coach, Tim McGarigle defensive quality control coach and David Raih offensive perimeter coach Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Panthers | Carolina tags Kawann Short    Mon Feb 27, 02:32 PM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DT Kawann Short received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27. The tag is estimated to be worth more than $14.77 million if he signs it.

Footballguys view: The Panthers weren't going to let Short get away in free agency. One of the best defensive tackles in the game, the two sides will now work to get a long-term deal done. They'll have until July 15th to come to such an agreement. With a stacked defensive line, the Panthers may only be able to keep Short for one more season.

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  Rams | Trumaine Johnson expected to be tagged    Mon Feb 27, 02:21 PM

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent CB Trumaine Johnson is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Footballguys view: Johnson's production fell from seven interceptions in 2015 to only one pick in 2016. Under new DC Wade Phillips, Johnson should see his game flourish and that's why the Rams would want to keep him around with the franchise tag.

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  Chargers | Franchise tag coming for Melvin Ingram?    Mon Feb 27, 02:16 PM

San Diego Chargers impending free-agent LB Melvin Ingram is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Footballguys view: With 18.5 sacks over the last two years, Ingram had to be locked down by the Chargers. He's still yet to play his best football, and the Chargers are wise to tag this up-and-coming pass rusher.

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  Steelers | Tag likely for Le'Veon Bell    Mon Feb 27, 02:11 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Bell avoided groin surgery this offseason, so expect the Steelers to take it easy on their superstar back during OTAs and minicamp. They'll have until July 15th to work on a long-term deal that could make Bell the highest paid RB in the league.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins should be tagged    Mon Feb 27, 02:04 PM

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.

Footballguys view: Earlier reports indicate that Cousins wants to be tagged so he can quickly sign his deal and guarantee himself a $23.9 million salary for 2017. We'll be watching closely to see if Cousins is dealt to the 49ers at some point this offseason. In fact, there is buzz building that Cousins could be dealt this week at the Scouting Combine.

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  Cardinals | More on Chandler Jones' franchise tag    Mon Feb 27, 01:42 PM

Updating a previous item, Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones and the Cardinals have until July 15 to negotiate a multi-year deal. If an agreement is not reached, then Jones' will earn around $14.13 million under the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: Jones is one of the top pass rushers in the league. He's going to earn a healthy payday that puts him in the range of Von Miller (six-year, $114.5 million).

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  Dolphins | Kenny Stills' price range set?    Mon Feb 27, 01:30 PM

Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills' free-agent market value is expected to be around $12 million per year, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. The Dolphins hope to make a strong pitch to Stills this week in an effort to re-sign him, but sources believe Stills will test free agency.

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  Panthers | Tag likely for Kawann Short?    Mon Feb 27, 01:11 PM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Kawann Short is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1, according to The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person. The bigger question, according to Person, is whether or not Short will sign the tag right away.

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  Cardinals | Chandler Jones receives franchise tag    Mon Feb 27, 01:01 PM

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent DE Chandler Jones received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27.

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  Steelers | Antonio Brown talks progressing    Mon Feb 27, 12:29 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has made significant progress toward a contract extension, according to sources. A goal is reach a deal by March 9.

Footballguys view: The Steelers should do what they can to lock down Brown. One of the best wide receivers in the game, Brown was an incredible find for the Steelers. He should get a contract that puts him near the highest-paid receivers in the league. It's also a deal that could make Brown a Steeler for the rest of his pro career.

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  Browns | Andrew Hawkins released    Mon Feb 27, 11:45 AM

Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins was released Monday, Feb. 27.

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