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-- Cardinals Sign Charles Clay --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent TE Charles Clay to a one-year contract worth up to $3.25 million that includes a $350,000 signing bonus.

-- Initial 2019 Off-Season Eye in the Sky Reports! --
Mon Feb 11, 2019 --from

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Tue Feb 5, 2019 --from

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-- Free Agency 2019: Who Leaves and Who Stays? --
Sat Feb 2, 2019 --from 2019 premium package subscribers take note. Senior fantasy writer John Holler releases his annual special look at Free Agency in 2019. Holler offers an experienced take on all 32 NFL teams with their key free agents.'s Michael Nazarek offers a Special Look at specific key offensive free agents (including RB LeVeon Bell) throughout the article for all 32 teams as well. Which free agents will likely be re-signed and which are likely to move on? Log into your premium account to check out Holler's & Nazarek's thoughts! Previous subscribers of can purchase a 2019 Pro Bowl or Super Bowl premium package to receive instant access to this comprehensive fantasy article by logging into their premium account and clicking the RENEW link. For everyone else, you will be able to order NEXT WEEK to get the inside scoop in 2019!

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Tue Dec 25, 2018 --from

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-- Saints Release Kurt Coleman --
Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from reports the New Orleans Saints have released veteran S Kurt Coleman. The team will keep the door open to his potential return later, but he was due $5.5 million in total compensation this season and that figure was too high for them.

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from

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-- Tyler Eifert Rehab Update --
Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from

ESPN reports impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) has progressed to performing agility drills.

-- Bengals Name Lou Anarumo --
Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from reports the Cincinnati Bengals have named Lou Anarumo Defensive Coordinator.

-- Panthers Re-Sign One --
Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have re-signed S Damian Parms to a one-year contract. An exclusive rights free agent, Parms spent last season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason.

-- Ravens Extend Tavon Young --
Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Baltimore Ravens reached an extension with CB Tavon Young and will announce the deal at a Friday news conference, sources said on Thursday. Young, 24, is considered one of the rising nickelbacks in the NFL and was entering the final year of his rookie deal. This comes just a few weeks after new Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said it would be a priority to retain the team's young talent before they reach free agency. ESPN's Adam Schefter adds Young's deal is worth $25.8 million with a max value of $29 million.

-- Karlos Williams Reinstated --
Thu Feb 21, 2019 --from reports free-agent and former Bills RB Karlos Williams, who had been serving a suspension for violations of the substance abuse policy since March 8, 2017, was conditionally reinstated yesterday, a source said.

-- Source: Landon Collins Frustrated Over Giants' Lack of Long-Term Offer --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from reports S Landon Collins is "frustrated" the Giants seem to have no intention of giving him the lucrative, long-term contract he's seeking, according to an NFL source, and he remains unhappy that he is likely to get the franchise tag instead. And that appears to be the source of the "LockerGate" controversy that erupted late Wednesday afternoon. Collins may not have cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to his teammates, as an ESPN report said he did, but he has expressed his frustration over his contract situation to several people. The 25-year-old safety seemed to think the Giants were interested in at least discussing a long-term deal this off-season. But there apparently haven't been any serious talks at all. "He thought he was going to get a contract," said one source who has spoken to Collins about his situation. "He's not going to be happy if he gets the franchise tag, and it looks like that's what will happen." The decision on whether to use the tag, which is estimated to be worth $11.2 million for one year, has not been made, according to a team source. The window to use the franchise tag opened on Tuesday, but teams don't have to use it before March 5th.

-- Hayden Hurst 100% Healthy --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (foot surgery) says he's 100& healthy.

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Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

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-- David Mayo Undergoes Surgery --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

The Athletic reports impending free-agent LB David Mayo (hernia) recently had sports hernia surgery. Mayo has begun his rehab and is expected to make a full recovery. Mayo, 25, is scheduled to become a free agent next month.

-- Adios Landon Collins? Perhaps, But... --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports impending free-agent S Landon Collins cleaned out his locker today at the team facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. It doesn't seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer, per sources. That said, even though the team has yet to make him an offer, they could still franchise tag him before the March 5th deadline.

-- Bears Release Dion Sims --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from reports the Chicago Bears have released veteran TE Dion Sims. The two-way tight end was due $6 millionin 2019, a cap casualty.

-- Steelers Will Not Tag LeVeon Bell --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are not tagging RB LeVeon Bell, according to GM Kevin Colbert: "LeVeon is still a great player. We can't afford to use any other type of tags. LeVeon will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year."

-- Browns Sign Jaelen Strong --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

The Chronicle Telegram reports the Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent WR Jaelen Strong.

-- Deal Close for Raiders to Remain in Oakland for 2019 & Maybe 2020 --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders and Oakland are close to a deal that would keep the team at the Coliseum for 2019, and possibly for 2020. "All of the major issues . . . have been resolved," a source said. The Raiders would pay $7.5 million in 2019, with an option to stay in 2020 at $10.5 million, in the event their new stadium in Las Vegas isn't ready.

-- Bears Working to Re-Sign Adrian Amos --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports the Chicago Bears are working to re-sign impending free-agent S Adrian Amos. "I would like to be back, but the business part of it, it's complicated sometimes," Amos said. "Things still could happen, but I have to be prepared for all scenarios. I'm not writing anything off and that was the team I was drafted to as well. There could be a chance that I'm back and there could be a chance I'm anywhere. That's the crazy thing about this situation where my contract's up so anything could really happen. I'm just sitting back and really waiting to see what happens."

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Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

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-- Chargers Re-Sign One --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed exclusive-rights free-agent WR Artavis Scott to a one-year contract.

-- Ty Sambrailo Contract Details --
Wed Feb 20, 2019 --from reports the new contract fro Atlanta Falcons OT Ty Sambrailo the team announced yesterday is three years, with a $18 million maximum value, a source says. Sambrailo took over for OT Ryan Schraeder at right tackle late last year and this deal shows Atlanta is confident in him as a starter going forward.

-- Chiefs Name Sam Madison --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports the Kansas City Chiefs have named Sam Madison CBS Coach.

-- Emmanuel Sanders Speaks on Contract --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has no interest in restructuring his contract. Responding to a tweet from a Denver radio station speculating whether the team should do just that, Sanders responded, "It ain't happening. No way Jose." Sanders, 31, tore his Achilles' tendon in a Dec. 5th practice. He is scheduled to count $12.94 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal. The Broncos face a March 12th deadline to exercise Sanders' option for 2019, which would trigger a $1.5 million full guarantee of his salary. Sanders may mean he won't take a pay cut. The Broncos can save $10.25 million by cutting Sanders, leaving only $2.687 million in dead money, according to

-- Cowboys Name Adam Kleffner --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have named Adam Kleffner Assistant Offensive Line Coach.

-- Dolphins Name Mike Judge --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Miami Dolphins have named Mike Judge Defensive Quality Control Coach.

-- Jaguars Release Kai Forbath --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran PK Kai Forbath.

-- 2019 NFL Draft Central Debuts! --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

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-- Jets Decline Option on Kevin Pierre-Louis & Terrence Brooks for 2019 --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports a league source says the New York Jets have informed LB Kevin Pierre-Louis and S Terrence Brooks they won't pick up their options for 2019. They will become free agents on March 13th. Brooks would have had a $2.1 million cap hit for the Jets if he had remained on the roster. The move on Pierre-Louis creates $2 million in cap space.

-- Saints Re-Sign One --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have re-signed OL Michael Ola to a one-year contract.

-- Vikings Seem Committed to Giving Adam Thielen a Raise --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen makes much less than teammate WR Stefon Diggs. And both Thielen and the Vikings seem to be committed to closing that gap. Agent Blake Baratz expressed optimism that an adjusted deal will be negotiated for Thielen, who has become one of the best receivers in the NFL. Baratz believes it will happen without Thielen holding out. "Adam's not that type of person," Baratz said. "I would never condone a player to hold out or be disruptive if it wasn't for a very valid reason, and [what's not] a valid reason, to me, is both sides working in good faith to come to a conclusion that makes sense for everybody." Baratz added that Adam wants to remain in Minnesota, and that the Vikings want to financially reward Thielen, a local success story who came from virtually nowhere to become a star player. "No one's being greedy," Baratz said. "Everyone understands the situation and it's really in their court. He has a couple of years left on his deal but he's earned a significant pay raise." Thielen enters the third season of a four-year, $19.246 million base deal. Diggs has a five-year, $72 million contract.

-- Ben Garland Won't Return to Falcons --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports impending free-agent OL Ben Garland, who broke into the league as a defensive lineman, will not return to the Falcons in 2019, according to a person familiar with his status. Garland played in 14 games and made four starts at right guard last season.

-- DeMarcus Lawrence Won't Sign Franchise Tag Again --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from reports impending free-agent DE DeMarcus Lawrence will not sign the franchise tag if he is tagged again this off-season.

-- Buccaneers Sign Andre Ellington --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent RB Andre Ellington.

-- Gronk Still Mulling Retirement --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus commented today on his future in the NFL: "He's thinking it through, he's giving it a lot of thought... I imagine a decision will happen in the next couple of weeks."

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-- Bengals to Interview Lou Anarumo --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from reports New York Giants DBs coach Lou Anarumo is set to interview with the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday and is the frontrunner for their defensive coordinator job, sources say.

-- Source: Jaguars to Name Dom Capers --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are set to hire Dom Capers as a senior defensive assistant on their coaching staff, per source.

-- A.B. Meets with Rooney; A Trade is for the Best --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports WR Antonio Brown met today with Steelers owner Art Rooney II, per source. Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus joined the meeting, as did Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and exec Omar Kahn. The meeting was cordial and "everyone agreed the trade will be for the best," per source. adds a source says the Steelers agreed to work on the potential trade, but Brown and his agent Drew Rosenhaus do not have permission to speak with teams.

-- Orleans Darkwa Recovering from a Ruptured Achilles --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports free-agent RB Orleans Darkwa suffered a fairly straightforward complete rupture of his Achilles last October. He's four-plus months out of surgery now, and his last checkup came with positive reviews. Darkwa began running last week and the expectation is he will be cleared for football activities during organized team activities in the spring. "Everything is progressing great. He has had no issues whatsoever in the recovery progress," his surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Willers from Elite Sports Medicine in Nashville, said last week. "He's a great kid. Great family. Really nice people." Willers believes there is a "really good" chance Darkwa returns to his previous form. Darkwa has been rehabbing tirelessly -- including therapy three or four times a week and working out on his own.

-- Antonio Brown Speaks --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown published a video on Monday while doing cardio on an elliptical device. And he made three things clear during the session. First, he wants any interested team to call him. That, of course, would be tampering if any team does that. Second, he wants guaranteed money, something he currently doesn't have. Brown also hints at one point that he may be done with pro football. "If your squad want to win and you squad want a hungry wide receiver whose the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone," Brown says. "Tell them I ain't doing no unguarantees. I ain't even gonna play myself no more for this NFL. . . . I think I done everything. What y'all think? What's left for me to do? Win a Super Bowl? Gotta be the right team for that, right? . . . If your team got guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me, tell them to call me." Third, and perhaps most importantly, Brown said he now wants to be known not as "A.B." but as "Mr. Big Chest."

-- L.P. Ladouceur Going Nowhere --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

The Athletic reports the Dallas Cowboys intend to re-sign LS L.P. Ladouceur for a 15th season. Ladouceur, 37, made the minimum salary benefit last season, making $1 million in base salary and counting only $720,000 against the cap. He has made $6.61 million in his career.

-- Derrius Guice Rehab Update --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (torn ACL) posted a video of himself sprinting at full speed earlier this month. He continues to get stronger by the day. Guice chronicled his comeback in a "Derrius Diary" post on his team's website. "We're right there," Guice wrote. "We just take it week to week. I'm still strong as an ox. We're getting it back." Guice, who has his arms back to full strength, has yet to do any lateral movements at full speed as he continues to build up his legs. But with five months until training camp, Guice has no reason to rush things.

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Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

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-- Adios David Irving --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have no plans to re-sign DL David Irving.

-- Jaguars Decline Option on ASJ for 2019 --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have declined the option on TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins for 2019. He's bound for the open market as a free agent.

-- What Mark Ingram Wants --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports RB Mark Ingram is headed toward the open market, and he's looking for two particular things. Ingram has very specific goals, and that he thinks he has plenty of time to achieve them. "I'm going into my ninth year, I feel like I'm better than ever," Ingram said. "I feel like my career's still going up. I want to rush for 10,000 yards. Clearly, I want to win the Super Bowl. I just want to keep pressing forward, keep doing the best I can do and just control what I can control." At the moment, the 29-year-old Ingram is 90th on the all-time rushing list, with 6,007 yards. He averaged a healthy 4.7 yards per carry, suggesting he can still get it done. If he had a preference, he would continue to do it in New Orleans. The fact the Saints have always had someone to split the work with Ingram (he's never had more than 230 rushing attempts in a season) lends credence to his notion that he's still fresh, and that he can still be productive as he reaches the magic age for backs.

-- Landon Collins & Giants Not Yet Talking About New Deal --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports impending free-agent S Landon Collins and the New York Giants are not in active negotiations on a long-term deal. Collins said in January that he hopes something will work out on that front, but that he will just have to continue proving myself if the tag is put into play. A franchise tag would cost the Giants in the neighborhood of $11.2 million for the 2019 season.

-- Falcons Re-Sign Ty Sambrailo --
Tue Feb 19, 2019 --from

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the Falcons have agreed to terms with OL Ty Sambrailo on a three-year contract extension.

-- Jaguars Pick Up Three Options for 2019 --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised the team options for Pro Bowl DL Calais Campbell, DB Cody Davis, and DL Lerentee McCray.

-- Joe Flacco Passes Physical for Broncos --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from reports sources say QB Joe Flacco has been on the ground in Denver, and already took his physical with the Broncos, clearing the way for the trade with the Ravens to become official when the new league year kicks off on March 13.

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Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

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-- Cowboys Decline Option on Terrance Williams for 2019 --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

The Dallas Morning News reports WR Terrance Williams' time with the Dallas Cowboys is over. According to a source, the Cowboys declined to pick up the veteran wide receiver's contract option, making him an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins next month. The move saves the Cowboys $2.25 million against the salary cap.

-- Giants Nearly Traded OBJ to Patriots --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

NBC Sports with Chris Simms reports the New York Giants almost traded WR Odell Beckham Jr. during the season to the New England Patriots.

-- Mark Walton Charged with Pot Possession --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

The Miami Herald reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Mark Walton was arrested on a battery charge over the weekend (previously reported). Turns out, it was his second arrest this year in South Florida. Court records show that Walton, 21, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession on Jan. 16 in North Miami-Dade, a case that had gone previously unreported. According to his arrest report, Walton was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving a red Jaguar SUV. Police smelled marijuana and and found a bag of the drug on the floorboard. The drug arrest, while minor, could cost him playing time if he is found to have violated the NFL's policy on substance abuse.

-- Donovan Smith Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports impending free-agent OT Donovan Smith will be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019. The question is whether it's under the franchise tag or a long-term deal. He has started 64 consecutive games, tied for second most of any left tackle in the league behind OT Jake Matthews. That would make Smith the top left tackle in the free-agent market. Yes, he has shined at times, but he has also had some issues with consistency. Still, at just 25 years old, the Bucs believe he has not reached his ceiling and his greatest asset is his durability. If the Bucs can't work out a long-term deal, which is believed to be in the ballpark of $12 million to $13 million per year, they'll franchise him at an estimated $14.077 million for one year.

-- Frank Clark Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports if no deal is struck, impending free-agent DE Frank Clark will be franchise tagged by the Seattle Seahawks and negotiations will continue towards a long-term deal.

-- Robbie Gould Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports if no deal is struck, impending free-agent PK Robbie Gould will be franchise tagged by the San Francisco 49ers and negotiations will continue towards a long-term deal.

-- Landon Collins Likely to be Franchised --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports impending free-agent S Landon Collins seems destined for the safety franchise tag at close to $11 million from the New York Giants for 2019.

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-- Stephen Gostkowski Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the New England Patriots will not use the franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski, but the thinking is that they will sign him to an extension.

-- Anthony Barr Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the thinking is that the Minnesota Vikings will not choose to franchise tag LB Anthony Barr. That would make him an unrestricted free-agent.

-- Dante Fowler Jr. Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the thinking is that the Los Angeles Rams will not choose to franchise tag LB Dante Fowler Jr. That would make him an unrestricted free-agent.

-- Dee Ford Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Kansas City Chiefs appear motivated to retain LB Dee Ford, whether that's on a long-term contract or as the franchise player. Ford would cost about $15 million on the franchise tag. He indicated during the season that he would sign the tender if he's tagged, calling that decision a "no-brainer." It would be a shame for the Chiefs to watch Ford play for another team after he finally fulfilled the promise that led them to draft him in the first round in 2014. "When we drafted Dee a few years ago, all those things that we envisioned for him, he kind of showed that he was that player. ... We are excited about bringing him back," GM Brett Veach said. Look for the Chiefs to tag Ford, absent a long-term deal.

-- DeMarcus Lawrence Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys want to avoid putting the tag on DE DeMarcus Lawrence for a second year. He made $17.1 million in 2018 on the tag and would make $20.5 million in 2019. The Cowboys wanted to see if Lawrence could repeat his production from 2017 and he did, putting up 10.5 sacks with 39 quarterback pressures and earning a second Pro Bowl nod. A year ago, there seemed to be little hope a long-term deal could be done. This year, there seems be a little more optimism, even with a tight window to negotiate. If the Cowboys use the tag on Lawrence again, they run the risk of him not showing for the offseason program, minicamp, training camp and potentially regular-season games. The Cowboys know it will be costly, but ultimately a contract should be finalized, and they won't use the tag.

-- C.J. Mosley Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports new Baltimore Ravens GM Eric DeCosta wouldn't deny that the franchise tag is in play for impending free-agent LB C.J. Mosley. It's just not very practical. Using the projected $15 million tag on Mosley would eat up more than half of Baltimore's available cap space. Mosley is the leading tackler for the NFL's top-ranked defense and he's one of the core leaders on the team. But there could be debate whether Mosley deserves to be the highest-paid middle linebacker in the game. Asked if the Ravens would consider the tag for Mosley, DeCosta said, "I think everything is on the table right now. I certainly hope that C.J. is back. I believe in my heart that he will be." The Ravens won't put the franchise tag on Mosley, but they will end up retaining him in free agency. All sides are optimistic about getting a deal done.

-- Josh Rosen Okay After Minor Car Crash --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports QB Josh Rosen made a little news Sunday by letting everyone know that he was in a car accident. He posted a picture of his Tesla with pretty good-sized damage to the rear driver's side door. He noted he was "okay" in his post, and the team said the minor accident happened in Los Angeles Saturday and that there were no injuries.

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-- Grady Jarrett Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

ESPN reports the Atlanta Falcons keep saying that signing DT Grady Jarrett to a long-term extension is a top priority, but it hasn't happened just yet. Talks were tabled during the season, but should be in full swing now after the team cleared more than $15 million in cap space following the releases of CB Robert Alford, PK Matt Bryant and DE Brooks Reed. If the sides don't come to an agreement, tagging Jarrett at a price of around $15.5 million for 2019 could be an option, although the Falcons haven't used the tag freely over the years. Based on the Falcons' history with their marquee players, expect Jarrett to get a long-term deal that keeps the team from using the franchise tag.

-- Jadeveon Clowney Contract Watch --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

NBC Sports' Peter King reports that he is skeptical that the Houston Texans can reach a long-term deal with impending free-agent LB Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans almost certainly will apply the franchise tag to him, but it's uncertain how hard they will push for a long-term deal because Clowney is not the worker bee some others on that defense are.

-- A.B's Comments Sacres Off Team --
Mon Feb 18, 2019 --from

NBC Sports' Peter King reports WR Antonio Brown's critical tweets of Steelers HC Mike Tomlin and QB Ben Roethlisberger have scared off at least one unknown team.

-- Kaepernick's Lawyer: Panthers or Patriots Will Sign Him --
Sun Feb 17, 2019 --from reports QB Colin Kaepernick might pick up another huge win soon, according to his lawyer. He believes that the quarterback will sign with another NFL team within weeks. "I predicted this with Eric [Reid]-our other client-after we had one of the hearings that Eric would play," Kaepernick's lawyer Mark Geragos said to CNN on Saturday. "I've been wrong about this before, but I'm going to make a bold prediction that one of three teams picks [Kaepernick] up." "The natural place to be would be with Eric in Carolina," Geragos continued. "I'll make the bold prediction-you can keep the tape-I think within the next two weeks and you want me to predict who besides the Panthers? It would not surprise me if Bob Kraft makes a move. That would not surprise me."

-- Will the Steelers Transition Tag LeVeon Bell? --
Sun Feb 17, 2019 --from

NBC Sports reports multiple reports have indicated that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to use the transition tag on RB LeVeon Bell, apparently in the hopes of trading him. If so, things could get even uglier, with a fight over the amount of the tag and a determined lack of cooperation from Bell, who would need to go along with the plan in order for the plan to work the way the Steelers would like it to.

-- Redskins Were Eyeing Joe Flacco --
Sun Feb 17, 2019 --from

Denver7 reports in addition to the Broncos, the Washington Redskins were also interested in acquiring QB Joe Flacco from the Ravens, so thast is why the deal came together fairly quickly.

-- Gronk Watch --
Sun Feb 17, 2019 --from

ESPN reports New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been at Gillette Stadium multiple times in the two weeks since Super Bowl LIII. He is also maintaining his ties to the community, having recently visited patients at Boston Children's Hospital and donated $80,000. However, that doesn't mean Gronkowski is definitely going to keep playing, but it does indicate that he's not turning the page on the Patriots just yet. Gronkowski has said he's going to take some time before he decides whether to keep playing. Gronkowski will turn 30 years old in May and has a $9 million base salary this season.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Sun Feb 17, 2019 --from

fantasy football Super Bowl premium package subscriber Frank Kendelson shares his thoughts on why Working Doubletime was a key factor for his fantasy title in 2011. Patrons considering a subscription should check out Frank's comments!

-- Best Team for Antonio Brown: Buccaneers? --
Sat Feb 16, 2019 --from

Pewter Report reports former NFL player and current analyst Jim Miller believes that controversial all-pro WR Antonio Brown would best be suited on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While he and his co-host Pat Kirwan mentioned a number of teams as possible targets to land Brown, Miller trusts new HC Bruce Arians and his abilities to handle the disgruntled receiver as to why. Arians was the Steelers offensive coordinator when Brown entered the league in 2010. He coached him for his first two years, so they do have a history together. The Bucs also have their own case of a talented star wide receiver who doesn't want to be there anymore with WR DeSean Jackson. They could potentially lose WR Adam Humphries to free agency as well, putting receiver as a need for the Bucs, which ironically was their strongest position last season. What Miller does not mention over his Brown to the Bucs thought is Brown's salary. He has three years left on his current contract with a cap hit that is over $22 million next year before it changes to $18 million and $19 million over the following two seasons. After cutting DE Vinny Curry, the Bucs now have roughly $16 million in cap space to spend in the off season, although the cap will increase this season. They would need to cut a lot of their own players and not be able to sign many other free agents to even entertain this idea.

-- Dolphins to Name Reggie McKenzie --
Sat Feb 16, 2019 --from

The Miami Herald reports former raiders GM Reggie McKenzie will be joining the Dolphins as a senior personnel executive.

-- Demaryius Thomas Suffers Minor Injuries in Car Crash --
Sat Feb 16, 2019 --from reports free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas was taken to the hospital after a single-car crash that resulted in "minor injuries." Others in the car were also injured.

-- Why A.B. is Upset with Big Ben --
Sat Feb 16, 2019 --from reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown says QB Ben Roethlisberger has an "owner mentality like he can call out anybody, including coaches." That is why he has an issue with the quarterback.

-- Mark Walton Arrested --
Sat Feb 16, 2019 --from

Bleach Report reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Mark Walton was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in Miami on a battery charge. Walton was given a misdemeanor battery charge after being taken into custody by police. Walton has already been released from custody after posting bond.

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