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  Packers | Jake Hanson under contract    Fri Jul 10, 05:15 PM

Green Bay Packers sixth-round draft choice C Jake Hanson signed a four-year contract with the Packers Friday, July 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hanson was a four-year starter at Oregon and two-time All-Pac-12 second team. He could be on the spot in 2021 if the Packers can't afford to keep starting center Corey Linsley. With Kenny Clark and David Bakhtiari both hitting free agency next year, Linsley could be the odd man out.

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  Chiefs | Shea Patterson let go    Fri Jul 10, 05:11 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Shea Patterson was waived Friday, July 10, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Patterson was an immense disappointment in college but some team might try to groom him as a practice squad quarterback with the expansion of the unit under the new CBA.

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  Packers | Jon Runyan to be used at OG    Fri Jul 10, 05:07 PM

Green Bay Packers OG Jon Runyan Jr. will be used at offensive guard but could also be a candidate at offensive tackle in emergency situations.

Footballguys view: If Alex Light doesn't cut it as a swing tackle, the Packers could try to get Runyan ready for the key depth job as a rookie.

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  Packers | Alex Light has good chance to make team    Fri Jul 10, 04:42 PM

Green Bay Packers OT Alex Light likely will make the final roster because the Packers do not have any backup offensive tackles with experience on the roster other than Light, according to PackersWire's Zach Kruse.

Footballguys view: The Packers better hope David Bakhtiari and Rick Wagner stay healthy. They could look to the market for another swing tackle candidate if they don't like how Light looks in camp after he wasn't very good when he got on the field last year.

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  Jaguars | Ben Bartch signs rookie deal    Fri Jul 10, 03:58 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars fourth-round draft choice OG Ben Bartch signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars Friday, July 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Bartch is the first Division III player David Caldwell has drafted with the Jaguars. He played tackle at St. John's (Minnesota) but Jacksonville appears to be planning to start him out at guard behind AJ Cann. The Jaguars have signed six of their 12 picks, but have yet to get the signatures of first round picks CJ Henderson and K'Lavon Chaisson.

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  Eagles | Matt Pryor may start in 2020    Fri Jul 10, 03:56 PM

Philadelphia Eagles OG Matt Pryor is considered the leading candidate for the starting right guard job this season with OG Brandon Brooks (Achilles) out for the season. Pryor is scheduled to work out with OT Lane Johnson this weekend.

Footballguys view: Larry Warford is a name to keep in mind, but the Eagles may want to see Pryor and their depth at guard before signing Warford. It's also possible that the team could bring Jason Peters back to play left tackle and kick 2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard inside to guard if they don't like what they see from Pryor.

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  49ers | George Kittle terrific after catch    Fri Jul 10, 03:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle recorded 621 yards after the catch during the 2019 season and was the only tight end in the NFL to recorded at least 600 yards after the catch.

Footballguys view: The 49ers seem reluctant to give Kittle a contract that reflects his true value to the team. He may settle for money below the top wide receiver pay, but above every other tight end, but it's also possible that the 49ers tag Kittle next year, or even trade him like they did DeForest Buckner when it was time for him to get paid.

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  Dolphins | Miami not pursuing two top FAs    Fri Jul 10, 03:13 PM

Free-agent OG Larry Warford (Saints) and CB Logan Ryan (Titans) has not received serious interest from the Miami Dolphins this offseason.

Footballguys view: Both represent upgrades for many teams, and Warford would be especially needed on the rebuilt offensive line, but the Dolphins aren't interested in short-term solutions on the line, and they just spent a first-round pick on a corner after giving two others big contracts. When teams get an up close look at what they have at corner and guard, Warford and Ryan will get signed this summer.

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  Jets | Breshad Perriman excelled in 2019    Fri Jul 10, 02:40 PM

New York Jets WR Breshad Perriman ranked second among wide receivers in 2019 with a 90.2 Pro Football Focus grade versus man coverage.

Footballguys view: Perriman didn't get a chance to shine until December when Chris Godwin and Mike Evans were both sidelined, and he did rise to the occasion. Robby Anderson was inconsistent in the field stretcher role last year, but Perriman is a lot cheaper in drafts than Anderson was at this time. Keep him on your late round target list, especially in best ball leagues.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr among most accurate    Fri Jul 10, 02:22 PM

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr ranked second among quarterbacks in 2019 with a 64 percent accurate pass rate, according to Pro Football Focus data.

Footballguys view: Carr is accurate and usually safe with the ball, but with the addition of speedster Henry Ruggs at the #12 pick this year, he needs to be more aggressive throwing downfield. Marcus Mariota got an incentive-laden contract that shows the Raiders see him as a potential starter and Jon Gruden has a history of being fickle with his quarterbacks, so the pressure is on Carr to hold off Mariota this season.

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  Chiefs | Matt Moore staying in KC    Fri Jul 10, 01:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Moore on Friday, July 10, agreed to the terms of a one-year contract to remain with the team.

Footballguys view: Moore was serviceable in two starts and a finish in place of Patrick Mahomes, and even led the Chiefs to a victory over the Vikings. Chad Henne may end up available to a quarterback needy team in the wake of this move.

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  Lions | D'Andre Swift ready to roll    Fri Jul 10, 12:35 PM

Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift says he's eager to compete with returning starter Kerryon Johnson for snaps. 'I've been competing all my life,' Swift said Thursday, July 9 on a conference call. 'Kerryon is a great back, great player. I remember when he was at Auburn, and he was killing us. He's still doing great in the league. I can't even give you my role. Whatever role they have for me, I just gotta make sure I'm in the best shape and know all of the plays so I'm ready to take it on full force. But I'm not going in there looking to do anything, just doing what I've been doing.'

Footballguys view: Swift might have a slower ramp up with no offseason, but the Lions will employ some sort of RBBC to deploy their two second-round pick running backs. ADP indicates that the fantasy community is a lot higher on Swift, but the likelihood of a close to even split means that Johnson is the better pick at the steep discount. Swift's best chance of hitting this year is Johnson missing significant time with an injury for the third straight year.

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  Texans | Lamar Miller working out    Fri Jul 10, 09:11 AM

Free-agent RB Lamar Miller (knee) posted a video that showed him running and cutting after he missed the entire 2019 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: Miller should be signed at some point this year as a veteran who will have a short ramp-up to NFL conditioning and assignments, but he might not get a call until there is an injury in camp or during the regular season. The Eagles might still be in the market for a veteran and should be on the short list of possible teams that would sign Miller without an injury in the backfield.

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  Seahawks | Shaquem Griffin on bubble?    Thu Jul 9, 07:01 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin looms as a 'bubble' player entering training camp, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.

Footballguys view: Griffin was a feel good story when the Seahawks took him in the fifth round in 2018 and reunited him with his twin brother Shaquill. He needs to make an impact as a situational pass rusher or hope his special teams prowess wins him a job this summer.

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  Patriots | N'Keal Harry getting reps with Cam Newton    Thu Jul 9, 06:38 PM

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry was filmed running routes with QB Cam Newton Wednesday, July 8.

Footballguys view: That's exactly what you want to hear if you are counting on Harry in a dynasty league. Newton has experience getting the most out of Kelvin Benjamin, who was a contested catch receiver like Harry.

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  Patriots | Former exec confident Cam Newton starts    Thu Jul 9, 06:33 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton will win the starting competition against QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer in training camp, according to former Patriots executive vice president Michael Lombardi Thursday, July 9. 'Watching Cam Newton throw and move, there is no doubt he will win the starting job,' Lombardi tweeted.

Footballguys view: Lombardi is right. The only way Newton will lose out to Stidham is if he gets injured in training camp. Consider him a low QB1 even though the league seemed to move on from him earlier this offseason.

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  Titans | Patience needed for Derrick Henry deal    Thu Jul 9, 05:42 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has less than a week to sign a long-term contract, or he will play the 2020 season under the franchise tag. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stressed Thursday, July 9, deal's like these take time and patience is needed on both sides. 'Derrick signed his franchise tender, he's under contract,' Vrabel said. '... Having been involved with the NFL for a lot of years, getting deals done is about being patient, hopefully keeping them private and confidential. So I'm going to try to respect that, and understand that we love Derrick and he understands how important he is to our football team. Again, his leadership that grew last year, I'm looking forward, I know our team is looking for more of that this year.'

Footballguys view: It seems like the desire to sign players to long term deals is diminishing with coronavirus casting a shadow over near-term league revenues. Henry is likely to have to play under the tag this year and he and the team will revisit the proposition next year.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins went deep for touchdowns    Thu Jul 9, 05:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins led the NFL with an average depth of target of 19.2 yards on touchdown passes in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Stefon Diggs was certainly part of this equation and because he's gone, that number should drop this year. Odell Beckham could benefit from the deep play action shots that Diggs reeled in under Kevin Stefanski last year now that Stefanski is the head coach of the Browns.

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  Jaguars | Laviska Shenault Jr. signs rookie deal    Thu Jul 9, 05:00 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars second-round WR Laviska Shenault Jr. officially signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, July 9. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Shenault should be lined up all over the formation and have a chance to make an impact as a rookie. Only DJ Chark is under contract for 2021 among the top receivers, so Shenault's time to shine is coming soon.

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  Packers | Kamal Martin signs rookie deal    Thu Jul 9, 04:29 PM

Green Bay Packers fifth-round draft choice LB Kamal Martin signed a four-year contract with the Packers Thursday, July 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Martin played through a knee injury before being shut down last season and he was not able to work out at the combine. He could be a name to watch if Christian Kirksey can't stay healthy for the third straight season.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert looking for pay raise    Thu Jul 9, 02:56 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert is looking to be paid similarly to what the highest-paid running backs on the roster are scheduled to make, according to Mostert's agent. RB Tevin Coleman is scheduled to make $4.55 million next season, which is what Mostert would like to make.

Footballguys view: Two million dollars of Coleman's salary became guaranteed earlier in the offseason, but if the team released him, the $2.55 million freed up would be more than enough to satisfy Mostert. The team could also release CJ Beathard to create additional cap room. It's possible that they wait to see if Jerick McKinnon can stay healthy in camp to force Mostert's hand.

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  Dolphins | Matt Breida not in line for extension    Thu Jul 9, 02:39 PM

Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida has not had any contract extension talks with the Dolphins this offseason, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins are smart to let Breida prove it on a one year $3.259 million dollar deal. His ability is unquestioned, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy and last year the 49ers appeared to sour on him because of ball security issues. Miami's running game was terrible last year, but they had no talent in the backfield after trading away Kenyan Drake and they made significant changes to the offensive line this offseason. Breida is worth a late round flier pick but not more with Jordan Howard likely leading the team in carries and getting the goal line looks.

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  Jets | La'Mical Perine under contract with NYJ    Thu Jul 9, 02:16 PM

New York Jets fourth-round draft choice RB La'Mical Perine signed a four-year contract with the Jets Thursday, July 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Perine is going to be behind Le'Veon Bell and maybe Frank Gore this year, but the Jets don't have a long term solution at running back on the roster. He has excellent passing down skills and could play a small role this year.

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  Patriots | Full details on Cam Newton's contract    Thu Jul 9, 12:53 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton can earn $7.5 million next year if he hits all the incentives and wins the Super Bowl. He has a $1.05 million base salary, which $550,000 is guaranteed. He can earn $43,750 per game in roster bonuses, up to $700,000. He can earn a maximum of $3.75 million in playing-time incentives with $500,000 in Pro Bowl and All-Pro bonuses. He can earn a maximum of $1 million from $250,000 bonuses for each playoff win with above 50 percent playing time.

Footballguys view: All of those numbers sound like huge bargains for a starting quarterback. The Patriots took advantage of Newton finding little interest because of his recent slew of injuries. If Newton returns to form this year, the Patriots could recoup a third-round compensatory pick if he leaves in free agency in 2021.

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  Lions | Two DET picks sign    Thu Jul 9, 11:36 AM

Detroit Lions fifth-round pick WR Quintez Cephus and fifth-rounder RB Jason Huntley signed their rookie deals Wednesday, July 8. The four-year deals' terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Cephus is a strong receiver at the catch point who is also an advanced route runner. He could start as soon as next year (or even mid-season) with Marvin Jones likely in his last year with the team. Huntley is a scatback who could replace JD McKissic after the receiving back left for Washington in free agency.

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  Browns | Dontrell Hilliard solid in return game    Thu Jul 9, 10:50 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard was 11th in the league last season with 24.8 yards per return on kickoffs last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He's in the mix return kicks again this year.

Footballguys view: He'll compete with D'Ernest Johnson, Tavierre Thoams, and sixth-round pick Donovan Peoples-Jones for the kick returner job. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham could also take over the duties in a pinch.

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  Buccaneers | Uncertain future for Kendell Beckwith     Wed Jul 8, 10:39 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kendell Beckwith (ankle) was activated from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list in February, but he is not a lock to make the 53-man roster in 2020.

Footballguys view: Beckwith has missed the last two seasons because of a fractured ankle suffered in a car accident. Last year Jenna Laine of ESPN tweeted that she believed he was "likely done with football", but Beckwith's activation opens the door to him continuing his football career after a promising rookie season in 2017.

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  Buccaneers | Jack Cichy to play limited role    Wed Jul 8, 10:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jack Cichy (elbow) is expected to be play primarily on special teams in 2020 after missing most of last season with an elbow injury.

Footballguys view: Cichy was a second-day pick on tape, but he had trouble staying healthy and ended up falling to the 202nd pick in 2018. Cichy has suffered a torn pec in 2016, ACL tears in 2017 and 2018, and an elbow dislocation last year. If he can ever stay on the field for a sustained period, he could end up with playing time on defense.

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  Colts | Malik Hooker expected to start    Wed Jul 8, 07:20 PM

Indianapolis Colts FS Malik Hooker is expected to be one of the starting safeties this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Hooker didn't have his fifth-year option picked up and the team drafted Julian Blackmon (Utah) in the third round, who plays Hooker's free safety position. Blackmon is coming off an ACL injury and he like all rookies will be hurt by the lack of an offseason, so Hooker should have every opportunity to make the Colts wish they had picked up his option. He could follow in the footsteps of Kyle Fuller and DeVante Parker and end up with a long term deal from the team that turned down the fifth year option on his rookie deal.

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  Patriots | Cam Newton's deal official    Wed Jul 8, 05:42 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton officially signed his contract with the Patriots Wednesday, July 8. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Newton gets his fresh start with the Patriots and will now compete for the starting job. His primary competition will be second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham. If Newton is healthy after spending most of 2019 on Injured Reserve, then the former MVP should have no trouble winning the top spot.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert seeking trade    Wed Jul 8, 05:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has requested a trade, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Mostert is projected as the top back for the 49ers entering training camp. He's on the books for two more years and is set to make around $3 million in each season. He wants a bump in pay as his last deal was negotiated when he was a core special teams player. Mostert is much more than that now and was incredibly productive for the 49ers last year as they made a Super Bowl run. We'll see if a new contract can be worked out.

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  Titans | No Derrick Henry extension close    Wed Jul 8, 03:29 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is not close to a long-term contract extension at this point. Henry's representatives have been talking with the Titans this offseason about a new deal.

Footballguys view: Henry and the team have until July 15th to work out a long-term deal. He's signed his franchise tender and is set to play in 2020 on a one-year, $10.278 million franchise tag. They'll work diligently to get a new contract worked out by next week's deadline.

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  Titans | GM would like to meet with Jadeveon Clowney    Wed Jul 8, 03:10 PM

Free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) has received interest from the Tennessee Titans this offseason, but general manager Jon Robinson said he would like to meet with Clowney and have the team doctors examine him before working on a contract.

Footballguys view: Last month, Robinson said he believed the Titans were a "pretty good fit" for the veteran pass-rusher. The Browns are likely out now after restructuring the contract for Olivier Vernon. That leaves the Seahawks, Raiders and perhaps the Titans as the most probable landing spot. We should see Clowney sign with a team before training camp.

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  Eagles | Quez Watkins signs rookie deal    Wed Jul 8, 03:03 PM

Philadelphia Eagles sixth-round draft choice WR Quez Watkins signed a four-year contract with the Eagles Wednesday, July 8. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Watkins has speed, speed and more speed to his game. In addition to speed that can blow by defenders, Watkins has good length and does a good job of tracking deep passes over his shoulders. He's got 'late hands' and doesn't tip off defenders that a pass is coming in. Watkins is quick but could use a little more polish to his route running. He's looking to earn a spot near the end of the depth chart, but Watkins has the ability to one day be a starter in the NFL. Keep an eye on him in deep dynasty formats.

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  Titans | Darrynton Evans on third down?    Wed Jul 8, 11:58 AM

Tennessee Titans third-round pick RB Darrynton Evans is expected to fill RB Dion Lewis' role on third down.

Footballguys view: Evans played running back and even a little slot receiver earlier in his college career at Appalachian State. He was the starter over the last two seasons and displayed a decisive running style with little wasted motion. He catches the ball cleanly and can even be used as a return man if need be.

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  Chiefs | Andy Reid not close to done    Wed Jul 8, 11:24 AM

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, 62, said he's not close to retiring soon.

Footballguys view: Reid still has plenty of coaching left to do. With the Chiefs wrapping up QB Patrick Mahomes for the next decade-plus, Reid's team is in a championship window. We'll see the parts around Mahomes change over time but Reid's system is tried and true.

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  Raiders | Chad Johnson to work out for LV?    Wed Jul 8, 10:27 AM

Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Patriots) tweeted that he was preparing for a workout with the Las Vegas Raiders. A Raiders spokesman said he wasn't aware of any scheduled workouts with Johnson, who last played in the NFL in the 2011 season with the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: Johnson is 42-years old and his best days as a wide receiver are far behind him. However, he was set to tryout with the XFL back in January for a kicker position. He's dabbled with kicking before in his football career, never kicking a field goal in the regular season but booting an extra point for the Bengals back in 2009 preseason. Who knows if Johnson is going to try out as a receiver or kicker or if this is just a social networking post where nothing comes to fruition.

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  Browns | Jedrick Wills inks rookie deal    Tue Jul 7, 09:06 PM

Cleveland Browns OT Jedrick Wills signed a four-year fully guaranteed contract worth a reported $19.702 million - including a signing bonus of $11.889 million - on Tuesday, July 7.

Footballguys view: Wills was one of the best tackles available in the 2020 NFL draft. During his college days at Alabama, Wills displayed an aggressive mindset and nasty competitiveness. Wills is your classic mauler in run-blocking and wants to destroy his man upon every engagement. He was a right tackle in college but was the blind-side protector for a left-handed quarterback (Tua Tagovailoa). Reports indicate the Browns are "very confident" Wills will be ready for left tackle duties by Week 1.

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  Cowboys | No progress on Dak Prescott talks    Tue Jul 7, 07:36 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has not engaged in contract talks with the team since March, according to a source Monday, July 6. If a long-term extension isn't done by July 15, Prescott will play out the 2020 season under the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: Deals get done at deadlines in the NFL. That deadline is next Wednesday so we're expecting some feverish negotiations to happen over the course of the weekend. Prescott will not get a deal like Patrick Mahomes just got from the Chiefs, but the Cowboys should make him among the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Stay tuned.

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  Seahawks | Jadeveon Clowney more likely to return to Seattle?    Tue Jul 7, 07:17 PM

Updating a previous story, free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) is becoming more likely to return to the Seattle Seahawks in 2020, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.

Footballguys view: That's the way things are trending right now for the veteran pass-rusher now that the Browns are likely out of the running. The Raiders have offered Clowney a contract but it's lower than what other teams (like the Seahawks?) have on the table. Clowney believes that he will be signed with a team before the start of training camp.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler gets top receiving grade    Tue Jul 7, 06:45 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler's receiving grade of 94.2 over the last three seasons ranks No. 1 among all running backs, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Ekeler is one of the league's best weapons, especially when it comes to catching passes out of the backfield. With Melvin Gordon (Broncos) moving on in free agency, the Chargers backfield belongs to Ekeler. He's been the lead back before (when Gordon was banged up), averaging 99 yards from scrimmage and scoring 7 times over 7 games in the lead role. Ekeler is a low-end RB1 for Fantasy GMs with a current ADP of RB12 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead unlikely to be cut?    Tue Jul 7, 06:26 PM

Updating a previous story, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead will 'almost certainly play the final year of his three-year contract' after agreeing to restructure his deal and create just shy of $1 million in cap space Tuesday, July 7, according to Sean T. McGuire of NESN.com.

Footballguys view: That's why guys restructure their contracts. Burkhead reworked his deal and his role will remain nearly the same with the team. He's the no.3 back (at best) behind Sony Michel and James White.

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  Eagles | DeSean Jackson apologizes to brass    Tue Jul 7, 06:11 PM

Updating a previous story, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologized to team owner Jeff Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman Tuesday, July 7. The team told him he needs to be active to promote equality.

Footballguys view: Some thought Jackson was on the verge of being released after posting anti-Semitic messages on his Instagram. With this apology his job with the Eagles could be safe.

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  49ers | Teez Tabor clears waivers    Tue Jul 7, 05:47 PM

Updating previous stories, San Francisco 49ers CB Teez Tabor cleared waivers Tuesday, July 7, and is now officially a free agent.

Footballguys view: Tabor (foot) recently underwent surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his foot, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. We should see some team interested in him after the start of the regular season but just as veteran depth.

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  NFL | Browns out on Jadeveon Clowney?    Tue Jul 7, 05:09 PM

Free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney isn't believed to be a potential target of the Cleveland Browns any longer, after they were able to agree to a restructured contract with LB Olivier Vernon, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times Tuesday, July 7.

Footballguys view: Once the deal with Vernon was redone, most understood this would likely be the end of their pursuit of Clowney. The Browns were supposed to have the largest offer of any team interested in the former no.1 overall pick. Clowney now has the Seahawks and the Raiders known as the primary teams interested in his services.

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  Chargers | Mike Williams excels in small windows    Tue Jul 7, 04:08 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams ranked second in yards while catching 47 percent of tight-window throws sent in his direction in 2019.

Footballguys view: Williams knows how to use his large frame to keep smaller defenders away from the ball. He also has long arms and strong hands to reach out and snare passes that others might let get through their grasp. Williams should be a favorite target of Tyrod Taylor (or Justin Herbert) in 2020.

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  Eagles | DeSean Jackson's days numbered in Philly?    Tue Jul 7, 03:41 PM

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson could be nearing the end of his time with the team for anti-Semitic comments he recently posted on one of his social media accounts. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the team's decision to keep Jackson on the roster could come down to whether or not the nature of the posts he made is a 'default' under his contract.

Footballguys view: Schefter, who also reports Jackson is guaranteed $4.8 million in salary in 2020 and has already received a $2 million option bonus, suggests the Eagles could try to figure out a way to recoup his guaranteed salary first before parting ways with the receiver. Stay tuned.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead restructures    Tue Jul 7, 10:37 AM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead restructured his contract Tuesday, July 7. He received a $550,000 signing bonus and lowered his base salary from $2.5 million to $1.05 million. He can earn $400,000 in roster bonuses, which was reduced from $500,000. The move created $981,250 in salary cap space.

Footballguys view: Burkhead likely had to do this to help his chances of making the 53-man roster. He'll serve as a do-everything back who is battling for the no.3 spot on the depth chart behind Sony Michel and James White.

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  Browns | Olivier Vernon restructures    Tue Jul 7, 10:32 AM

Cleveland Browns LB Olivier Vernon restructured his contract Tuesday, July 7. Vernon, who was previously due $15.25 million non-guaranteed, receives $11 million guaranteed through a $7 million signing bonus, a $3.75 million base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus. He can earn $2 million more from incentives.

Footballguys view: There was plenty of buzz about the Browns moving on from Vernon before this restructure. The team had interest in free agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney this offseason but that now might not be the case. Vernon has a no-tag clause in this restructured deal which means he's going to hit the open market in 2021.

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  Packers | Equanimeous St. Brown may have edge for spot    Mon Jul 6, 07:11 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown is considered the leading candidate for the No. 6 receiver job entering training camp.

Footballguys view: Is there such a thing as an 'edge' for the SIXTH SPOT on the depth chart? At that end of the bench one bad preseason game or one missed practice might be enough to catapult someone ahead of you. Yes, St. Brown was a draft pick (sixth-round pick, 2018 NFL draft) so perhaps that gives him the aforementioned 'edge' but it's a fine line. We're still monitoring St. Brown in crazy deep dynasty dynasty formats.

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