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  Falcons | Brooks Reed injures groin    Sun May 24, 04:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Brooks Reed (groin) suffered a minor groin injury during a recent voluntary minicamp for veteran players.

Footballguys view: He could wind up missing the beginning of OTAs as a result. LB O'Brien Schofield is expected to receive reps with the first team during his absence.

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  Bengals | Vontaze Burfict's status uncertain    Fri May 22, 02:43 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict's (knee) status for the start of training camp is uncertain at this point. Burfict hopes to be ready for camp and does not want to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: The PUP list to start camp is different from the PUP list to start the regular season. If on the PUP list at the start of training camp, Burfict would be clear to return at any time he's ready. If on the PUP list to start the regular season, Burfict would be forced to miss the first six weeks of the season. We feel he'll be ready for Week 1, but his status for the start of training camp is clearly up in the air.

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  Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan has surgery    Wed May 20, 05:13 PM

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan (knee) has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss some of the organized team activities, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We think Kerrigan will miss most of the OTAs as Washington prepares for 2015. He's in extension talks with Washington, and this knee scope could impact those negotiations. However, we think Kerrigan should be ready in time for training camp.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney on track    Tue May 19, 10:42 AM

Updating an ongoing story, Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is doing well in his recovery from microfracture surgery. Clowney has been working hard at rehabbing the knee, according to Texans head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Clowney had better get on track or the "bust" term is going to be flying around him more than it is today. He was the number one overall pick last year, but Clowney failed to stay healthy as a rookie and made no impact. At this time, he's almost six months removed from microfracture surgery.

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  49ers | No plans to sign Lance Briggs    Fri May 15, 07:19 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has drawn interest from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, but the 49ers have no immediate plans to sign the veteran with LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) looking great in his recovery from a serious knee injury.

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  49ers | SF interested in Lance Briggs    Mon May 11, 10:16 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are interested in free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears), a source said Monday, May 11. Any player signed after May 12 does not count against the NFL's formula for awarding compensatory picks.

Footballguys view: The 49ers are in need of linebacker help in any way possible. NaVorro Bowman and Michael Wilhoite should be the 49ers' starting inside linebackers this season. They didn't select a linebacker in the draft, but they did add Nick Bellore and Philip Wheeler in free agency.

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  Texans | Whitney Mercilus signs extension    Mon May 4, 06:47 PM

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus signed a four-year contract extension worth $26 million Monday, May 4. The deal includes $10.5 million in guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: Instead of picking up his fifth-year option, the Texans went ahead and got a long-term deal done with Mercilus. He may not be the pass-rusher many envisioned when he came out of Illinois in 2012, but he's a strong run-defender and obviously a key piece to what Houston does defensively.

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  Seahawks | Bruce Irvin's option won't be picked up    Mon May 4, 01:00 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin will not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Seahawks, and Irvin was not happy about the decision, sending out several profane tweets Monday, May 4. The option would have paid him $7.8 million in 2016.

Footballguys view: This move was expected. Irvin will play the 2015 season at $1.5 million and become a free agent after the season. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team still hopes to re-sign the talented pass-rusher.

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  49ers | Philip Wheeler signed    Thu Apr 30, 03:15 PM

Free-agent LB Philip Wheeler (Dolphins) signed with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, April 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Just a depth addition for a front seven which took a few hits this off season.

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  Seahawks | Not picking up option on Bruce Irvin    Wed Apr 29, 11:25 PM

The Seattle Seahawks do not plan on picking up the fifth-year option on LB Bruce Irvin, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Irvin may be on the trade block as there are rumors the Seahawks will ship him off to Atlanta at some point during the 2015 NFL draft. Stay tuned.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan to be ready for training camp    Wed Apr 29, 04:51 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) said he should be at full speed when training camp starts in late July. Trevathan is practicing on a limited basis during voluntary minicamp as he is recovering from season-ending knee surgery.

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  Bengals | L.J. Fort released    Wed Apr 29, 03:02 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB L.J. Fort was waived Wednesday, April 29.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan limited    Wed Apr 29, 01:03 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) said he has been limited during offseason workouts since he is returning from multiple knee injuries. Trevathan said his goal for this upcoming season is to stay healthy.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan works out    Wed Apr 29, 01:42 AM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) was able to take part in workouts as the team started its offseason program Tuesday, April 28.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney doing well    Tue Apr 28, 02:05 PM

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is doing well in his progress from microfracture knee surgery, according to general manager Rick Smith. Smith said he is encouraged by Clowney's recovery and expects him to be a major contributor in 2015.

Footballguys view: Clowney's rookie season was a wash due to this knee injury. He needs to start putting up the numbers on the field to avoid being labeled a first-round bust. If healthy and motivated, Clowney has the potential to be one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL.

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  Broncos | Brandon Marshall undergoes surgery    Fri Apr 17, 02:59 PM

Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) underwent foot surgery last month. Marshall should be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Marshall is going to be asked to do a lot in the team's new 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips. Working as the "Sam" (strong-side inside) linebacker, Marshall will clean up as a run-defender. It won't be a surprise to see him lead the team in tackles this season so long as he can stay healthy.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan back at 100%    Thu Apr 16, 09:51 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) participated in team-organized workouts Monday, April 13, and said he was at 100% after suffering a dislocated kneecap last season.

Footballguys view: The Broncos would still be wise to stay cautious with Trevathan. He came back from his first knee injury last year only to almost immediately suffer another knee injury. Look for the team to ease him back into action with the hopes of having him fully participate at the beginning of training camp. He will play the "bow" linebacker spot (weak-side inside) in the Broncos new 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips.

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  Seahawks | Picking up Bruce Irvin's option?    Tue Apr 14, 06:39 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option is expected to be picked up for 2016.

Footballguys view: They won't have to make this move until next offseason. The team will want to see how things work out with Irvin before they commit to him with a new long-term deal.

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  Giants | Victor Butler suspended four games    Fri Apr 10, 03:12 PM

New York Giants LB Victor Butler has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

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  Buccaneers | Larry Dean signs with Tampa    Thu Apr 9, 10:36 AM

Free-agent LB Larry Dean (Bills) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 9.

Footballguys view: Dean is a special teams guy who played under Leslie Frazier in Minnesota a few years back. That's likely all he'll be doing for Frazier in Tampa Bay as well.

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  Lions | DeAndre Levy could get new deal    Wed Apr 8, 10:57 PM

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy is nearing the end of his rookie contract, and team president Tom Leward mentioned Levy as a possible candidate for an extension. "In the case of DeAndre, we haven't even begun conversations with him, so I wouldn't know where those would take us, and we'll see where it goes, but every circumstance is a little bit different," Lewand said.

Footballguys view: Levy has flourished as a star outside linebacker over the last two seasons for the Lions. His 151 tackles in 2014 were good for second-best in the league. Levy can get his hands on interceptions and obviously has a nose for the ball. It would be wise for the Lions to wrap him up with a new long-term deal if at all possible.

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  Jets | Erin Henderson agrees to terms    Tue Apr 7, 05:11 PM

Free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the New York Jets Tuesday, April 7, according to a source. Henderson didn't play last year after he was cut by the Vikings after two arrests for drunk driving in a span of three months. Henderson completed a 30-day drug and alcohol rehab program last year.

Footballguys view: It's been more than a year since Henderson played in the NFL. His career with the Vikings was cut short by substance-abuse problems. Now that he's sober, Henderson is looking to his second chance with the Jets.

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  Texans | Hope Jadeveon Clowney can return during camp    Fri Apr 3, 06:14 PM

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) continues to recover from microfracture surgery, and the team hopes he will be able to return to the field at some point during the later stages of training camp.

Footballguys view: Clowney was the number-one overall pick in the draft last year and his rookie season was a wash. He's got amazing natural ability as a pass-rusher, but this knee injury could rob him of the potential he had coming out of college.

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  Dolphins | Spencer Paysinger signed    Thu Apr 2, 03:53 PM

Free-agent LB Spencer Paysinger (Giants) signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins Thursday, April 2, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Paysinger should take the special teams role Jason Trusnik just left. Overall his impact will be negligible unless there are injuries.

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  Dolphins | Meeting with Spencer Paysinger    Thu Apr 2, 03:32 PM

Free-agent LB Spencer Paysinger (Giants) is meeting with the Miami Dolphins Thursday, April 2, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Paysinger might be thrust into the special teams role Jason Trusnik just left when he signed with the Panthers earlier this week.

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  Bears | Sam Acho added    Wed Apr 1, 02:16 PM

Free-agent LB Sam Acho (Cardinals) signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, April 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Bears continue their defensive overhaul here. We'll see how Acho fits in the team's 3-4 defense. With only two sacks over the last two years combined, it's difficult to project him doing much as a pass-rusher. Acho has turned into a better run-defender in recent years.

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  Colts | Robert Mathis update    Wed Apr 1, 01:25 PM

Updating a previous item, Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') has not started running in his rehab yet, but he's hoping to be ready for training camp this summer.

Footballguys view: The Colts are likely to put Mathis on PUP to begin training camp. Owner Jim Irsay said the worst-case scenario for Mathis would be to 're-emerge' in November of this year. That means that PUP at the start of the regular season is an option too. PUP at the beginning of the year would mean Mathis would be forced to miss the first six weeks of the season. After that time, the Colts would have three weeks to determine whether or not to activate Mathis or put him on season-ending Injured Reserve.

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  Colts | Robert Mathis hopeful for preseason    Tue Mar 31, 11:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (Achilles') said Tuesday, March 31, that he is hopeful of playing during the preseason. However, he said that his rehab for a torn Achilles' is going slow.

Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't quite as severe as they used to be, but it's still a serious injury that will need to be monitored closely. The Colts defense will certainly be better with a healthy Mathis on the field.

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  Panthers | Sign Jason Trusnik    Tue Mar 31, 04:08 PM

Free-agent LB Jason Trusnik (Dolphins) signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, March 31. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Trusnik started six games last year for the Dolphins where he played 397 snaps over the 16-game season. He can play inside or outside linebacker, and Trusnik is a two-down run-stuffer who can also contribute on special teams.

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  Cowboys | Interested in Lance Briggs    Mon Mar 30, 05:39 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has drawn interest from the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys have interest in Briggs because they might lose Rolondo McClain in free agency. Briggs missed half of 2014 as he dealt with a groin injury. If healthy, Briggs feels like he can still play at a high level.

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  Buccaneers | Interested in Lance Briggs    Mon Mar 30, 05:37 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has drawn interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Briggs played for Bucs head coach Lovie Smith during his time with the Bears. He needs to stay healthy after missing half the 2014 season due to a groin injury. If added, Briggs would give the team veteran leadership.

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  NFL | Lance Briggs confident he can still play    Mon Mar 30, 05:37 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) still thinks he can 'perform at an elite level.' He'll turn 35 years old this November. Briggs has drawn interest this offseason from the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The veteran linebacker has to stay healthy in order to prove that he can still be an impact player at the pro level. Briggs played in only eight games in 2014 before going on Injured Reserve with a groin injury.

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  Jets | Erin Henderson to visit    Sun Mar 29, 06:53 PM

Free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Henderson has two drunk driving arrests, and that could be giving teams pause when considering him as an offseason addition. If signed, Henderson would give the Jets veteran depth at the linebacker position.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney continues to recover    Thu Mar 26, 01:14 AM

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) continues to recover from microfracture surgery on his knee. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday, March 25, that there is no timetable for Clowney's return, but the team hopes to get him on the field 'sometime during (training camp).'

Footballguys view: After a disappointing first season because of his injury, Clowney and the Texans hope he starts to show some of the upside he had in college. The team continues to improve the defense, so he has plenty of players around him to pull attention away from him.

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  Bears | Shea McClellin to work inside    Thu Mar 26, 12:39 AM

Chicago Bears LB Shea McClellin will start inside at linebacker, head coach John Fox said Wednesday, March 25. Fox added that McClellin will also be worked outside as well.

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  Jets | Interested in Jason Trusnik    Wed Mar 25, 02:12 PM

Free-agent LB Jason Trusnik (Dolphins) is attracting interest from the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Trusnik is a two-down run-stuffer. Don't ask him to cover or rush the passer and he's fine.

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  Buccaneers | Brandon Magee waived    Wed Mar 25, 10:27 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brandon Magee was waived Wednesday, March 25.

Footballguys view: An undrafted free agent in 2013, Magee joined the Bucs last July and mostly played special teams.

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  Broncos | Brandon Marshall slowly healing    Tue Mar 24, 09:23 PM

Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) is still recovering from a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot, and he might not be available until the start of training camp. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis, Steven Johnson, Corey Nelson and Reggie Walker will see plenty of time during the offseason program with Marshall on the shelf.

Footballguys view: Marshall was a standout player for the Broncos last year, but he did get a little banged up. This year, in the new 3-4 defense, Marshall will be counted on to lead the team in tackles from the ILB (SAM) position.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan still recovering    Tue Mar 24, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) continues to recover from two fractures in his left knee. He might not be available until training camp. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis, Steven Johnson, Corey Nelson and Reggie Walker will see plenty of time during the offseason program with Trevathan on the mend.

Footballguys view: The multiple knee injuries are a concern for Trevathan. He'll play ILB (BOW) this year for the Broncos, and Trevathan will be facing a lot of traffic in the team's new 3-4 defense. He'll need to stay healthy this year.

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  49ers | Erin Henderson to visit    Mon Mar 23, 03:52 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

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  49ers | Talking with Lance Briggs     Mon Mar 23, 03:36 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has had contract discussions with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source. Briggs is believed to have interest in joining the 49ers.

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  Jets | Spencer Paysinger visiting    Mon Mar 23, 01:24 PM

Free-agent LB Spencer Paysinger (Giants), who is not expected to re-sign with the New York Giants, is visiting with the New York Jets Monday, March 23, according to an NFL source.

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  49ers | San Fran interested in Erin Henderson    Mon Mar 23, 11:09 AM

Free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) is drawing interest from the San Francisco 49ers, according to reports.

Footballguys view: The 49ers need all the linebacker help they can get after the retirement of both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

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  Steelers | James Harrison re-signs    Sun Mar 22, 12:36 PM

Free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, March 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Harrison had to decide between the Titans and the Steelers. He's not what he used to be, but Harrison proved last year that he still had something left in the tank.

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  NFL | James Harrison considering two teams    Sat Mar 21, 10:46 PM

Free-agent LB James Harrison said Saturday, March 21, that he will decide between re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers or joining the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Titans hired former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau as their assistant head coach earlier this year. Harrison could follow LeBeau to the Titans.

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  Colts | Erik Walden injured in reported attack    Fri Mar 20, 11:44 AM

Indianapolis Colts LB Erik Walden (arm) was slashed across his arm during an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Erica Palmer. Palmer reportedly believed Walden was seeing someone else and staked out his home. Walden, with whom Palmer has two children, reportedly arrived with another woman, when Braselton, Ga., police said Palmer entered the residence carrying a firearm and baseball bat.

Footballguys view: Um, okay then. We're glad nobody was seriously hurt here.

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  49ers | Chase Thomas has torn ACL    Thu Mar 19, 09:21 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Chase Thomas (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right while working during the offseason.

Footballguys view: Thomas is a special teams player who is now likely to miss the entire season because of this injury. It's yet another blow to the group of linebackers in San Francisco after the retirement of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

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  Colts | Daniel Adongo signs tender    Thu Mar 19, 05:13 PM

Indianapolis Colts exclusive-rights free-agent LB Daniel Adongo signed his tender offer Thursday, March 19. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Colts will hold onto the former rugby player now, though he is still a large work in progress. His impact this season will be limited, at best.

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  Steelers | Open to re-signing James Harrison    Thu Mar 19, 03:51 PM

Free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) is still an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team likely will not try to re-sign him until the summer because they do not need him to participate in offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: The Steelers could use the experience but it's likely Harrison would be in a reduced role due to age. Still the 36-year old linebacker could well contribute quite a bit for one last year. Watch out for the Titans here as well. We could see Harrison following Dick LeBeau to Tennessee.

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  Eagles | Connor Barwin restructured    Wed Mar 18, 07:21 PM

Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin reworked his 2015 deal Wednesday, March 18. His 2015 salary ($6.4 million) is now guaranteed, and he'll make $3 million in 2016.

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