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Bills placed CB Terrence McGee (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Unable to practice on consecutive days after offseason patellar tendon surgery, McGee hasn't played since Week 7. Coach Chan Gailey confirmed that McGee will require a minor procedure on the knee. Battling an array of injuries, the 31-year-old hasn't played more than 11 games in any of the past four seasons. He seems unlikely to collect his $1.75 million salary and $350,000 roster bonus in 2013.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 05:11:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks are more likely to give contract-year FS Earl Thomas an extension than trade him.

Rapoport says that's the plan unless Seattle is offered a "huge allotment" of draft picks for Thomas. Thomas turns 29 in May but rebounded nicely in 2017 from his broken leg suffered at the end of the 2016 season. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 safety out of 89 qualifiers, ranking sixth in coverage. Thomas intimated last month he'd be willing to hold out for a new contract. He's set to earn just an $8.5 million salary in 2018 but probably wants $12 million-plus annually.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 10:18 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers are "listening to potential deals" for Martavis Bryant.

Rapoport made it a point to say the Steelers aren't necessarily shopping Bryant, but it sounds like they're all ears to offers. Bryant made a big stink midway through last season when he felt he wasn't playing enough, and the Steelers then made him a healthy scratch for Week 8. Bryant quit the social media complaining but was a disappointment with a 52-681-4 line. JuJu Smith-Schuster has emerged as the Steelers' No. 2 wideout. Bryant has one year left on his deal.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 10:08 AM

Speaking Thursday, Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones emphasized that free agent DE DeMarcus Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018, either via a long-term deal or the franchise tag.

"We won't let D-Law not be a Dallas Cowboy next year," were Jones' exact words. NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reported earlier Thursday that the sides have yet to engage in long-term talks but will do so at the Combine. The deadline to apply the tag is March 6. After that, the deadline to reach a long-term agreement is July 16.
Feb 22 - 8:55 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo reports the Rams are more likely to use the franchise tag on DB Lamarcus Joyner than Sammy Watkins.

Formerly the Rams' slot corner, Joyner shifted full time to safety in 2017 and had by far his best season. Joyner picked off the first three passes of his career, forced a fumble and earned high all-around marks from Pro Football Focus. He turns 28 in November.
Feb 22 - 4:52 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets would "absolutely love" to sign free agent Kirk Cousins, but that they will not "give him a blank check."

Reporter Manish Mehta calls the idea that the Jets would give Cousins $60 million in the first year of his contract "beyond ludicrous." Mehta says the Jets "are not going to try to bring (Cousins) aboard by any means necessary." The Jets have roughly $90 million in cap space, but the $60 million number was always fanciful, as a player's second-year cap hit must be at least 50 percent of the first. That would mean the Jets would have to commit $90 million of Cousins' mega contract to 2018-19. Despite Mehta's report, it's still quite possible the Jets are willing to go above and beyond anyone else to land the former fourth-rounder.
Feb 22 - 4:31 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero has spoken with two scouts who compared Louisville QB Lamar Jackson to Kordell Stewart.

"Slash," as he became known, was the No. 60 overall pick of the 1995 draft. He played receiver for two seasons before taking over at quarterback his third year in the league. He was used all over the field, never settling in as a franchise quarterback. Commenting on Jackson's comparisons to Michael Vick, Pelissero reports Vick was viewed as a better passer coming out of Virginia Tech. Our guess is that Jackson will be drafted as a pure quarterback, and early on draft weekend, at that.
Feb 22 - 4:04 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Bills are not planning to release Tyrod Taylor "at this point."

"At this point, it doesn't seem like they're going to cut him without knowing who his replacement will be," Rapoport sad on NFL Network. "The Bills are OK with paying a $6 million roster bonus to keep him on the roster." That bonus is due on the third day of the new league year. Rapsheet does report the Bills remain open to trading Taylor. Essentially, the report changes nothing. There is wiggle-room wording leaving open the possibility of Taylor's release while a trade is left on the table. The Bills were extremely vague on Taylor's future in their end-of-season press conferences.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 3:57 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have not ruled out designating Ndamukong Suh a post-June 1 release.

Plugged-in reporter Armando Salguero considers this the "most likely" scenario if the Dolphins decide to move on. It's actually possible one of the league's many cap-flush teams takes the trade bait on Suh, which would create $3.9 million in space for the Dolphins. Designating him a post-June 1 cut would free up $17 million. Now 31, Suh remained one of the league's best defensive players in 2017 but carries an absurd $26.1 million cap number, the third-highest in football.
Feb 22 - 3:26 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are expected to release LB Lawrence Timmons by the start of the new league year.

The no-brainer move will create $5.4 million in cap space. Timmons went AWOL from the Dolphins in Week 2 but still ended up starting 14 games. He was a liability, generating zero sacks, forcing zero turnovers and getting walloped by the run. The ex-Steeler turns 32 in May. He will struggle for guaranteed money on the open market.
Feb 22 - 3:16 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins plan to release Julius Thomas by the start of the new league year.

It's extremely unsurprising news. The move will clear $6.6 million in space for a team that's up tight against the cap. After two disappointing years in Jacksonville, Thomas remained disappointing in Miami, catching just 41 passes for three scores while averaging an anemic 9.5 yards per catch. He spent the final few weeks of the season on injured reserve with a foot injury. Amazingly, Thomas still doesn't turn 30 until June, but injuries have sapped all of his play-making ability.
Feb 22 - 3:15 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers could be sold for between $2.3-$2.8 billion.

The Observer reports "multiple deep-pocketed individuals are being mentioned as potential bidders." Various outlets have reported multiple billionaires as expressing interest. $2 billion is a good baseline for any NFL team. $2.3-$2.8B would be an extremely good number for Jerry Richardson and his minority owners, as well as a vote of confidence in the league's long-term health.
Feb 22 - 2:27 PM




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