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The Newark Star-Ledger lists Michael Vick as one of the "duds" at Jets minicamp.

Jets OG Willie Colon, who is injured, and third-string QB Matt Simms were listed as the other "duds." Per beat writer Frances Micklow, Vick "still has the arm and athleticism, but seemed to struggle at times" in non-contact practices. Geno Smith has built a relatively comfortable lead entering training camp. Vick could still pay off for the Jets as a willing mentor to 23-year-old Smith.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Panthers assigned the franchise tag to DT Kawann Short.

It's a move the Panthers admitted was all but inevitable earlier this month. Short's non-exclusive tag is worth approximately $14.77 million. One of the league's very best interior lineman, Short would have been the subject of an intense bidding war on the open market. He's rumored to be seeking $17-$19 million per season in long-term talks. Short turned 28 on Feb. 2. With Star Lotulelei's contract up after 2017 and 2016 first-rounder Vernon Butler on the rise, Short could have only one year left in Carolina.
Feb 27 - 1:58 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams will likely use the franchise tag on free agent CB Trumaine Johnson.

The Rams were originally expected to let Johnson test the open market after his play fell off a bit in 2016, but have apparently decided they can't let their No. 1 cornerback walk for the second year in a row. The new coaching staff will expect Johnson to take a step forward under defensive maestro Wade Phillips.
Feb 27 - 1:09 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent OLB Melvin Ingram is expected to be franchise tagged by the Chargers.

Coming off another strong season, Ingram is flying a bit under the radar in the national media, but that won't be the case with teams. The Bolts understand this, making tagging the 28-year-old (in April) pass rusher a bit of a no-brainer. The deadline to apply the tag is Wednesday.
Feb 27 - 1:08 PM

Cardinals assigned the franchise tag to OLB Chandler Jones.

This was about as expected as any move this offseason after president Michael Bidwill, GM Steve Keim, and coach Bruce Arians all said Jones wouldn't be going anywhere as a free agent. Acquired from the Patriots last offseason, Jones was Pro Football Focus' third-ranked 3-4 edge rusher behind Khalil Mack and Von Miller. Jones amassed 66 combined sacks and pressures. The tag for outside linebackers is expected to cost roughly $14.64 million.
Feb 27 - 12:52 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay believes it's "hard to see a scenario" where the Redskins re-sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

Finlay's colleague, Rich Tandler, agrees. It's not that the Redskins don't want Jackson back; he's simply expected to price himself out of Washington's range. Fellow free agent Pierre Garcon is expected to be the Redskins' higher priority, and Jamison Crowder is also up for an extension soon. Jackson should have no problem clearing $10 million per year on the open market. The Eagles, Bucs, and Rams have all been linked to Jackson.
Feb 27 - 12:01 PM

Ex-Bears coach Marc Trestman has been hired as head coach of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

Trestman was hired by the Bears in 2013 and spent two seasons at the helm in Chicago before getting canned and landing with the Ravens as OC for 1.5 years before being fired by Baltimore last October. Trestman was rumored to be a candidate for the Rams' OC job this offseason, but nothing materialized. Trestman coached the CFL's Montreal Alouettes from 2008-2012.
Feb 27 - 11:51 AM

Browns released WR Andrew Hawkins.

This was fully expected after Hawkins again played a minor role in Cleveland's offense, amassing 33 catches for 324 yards and three scores. Signed to a four-year deal in 2014, Hawkins had a solid first season with the Browns with a 63-825-2 line on 101 targets. But Hawkins saw just 90 total targets over the past two years. A slot man only at 5'7/180, Hawkins turns 31 in March.
Feb 27 - 11:43 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reiterated New York will "almost certainly" try to trade DE Sheldon Richardson over the next couple weeks.

Richardson is a man without a position in New York. Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams are the Jets' top two 3-4 ends, and coach Todd Bowles was forced to move Richardson around, giving him some reps at linebacker. He's a three-technique tackle and one of the better interior pass rushers in the league. The Jets will likely try to get a first-rounder in return, but may have to settle for a day-two pick. Richardson has one year left on his contract at $8.069 million, which becomes guaranteed March 9.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 27 - 9:49 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports that unless something changes before Wednesday's deadline, the Chiefs are expected to franchise tag SS Eric Berry and let free agent NT Dontari Poe reach the market.

This scenario won't please Berry, who's stated several times that he plans to sit out the 2017 season if franchised for the second year in a row. The Chiefs have several key free agents and can't afford to not tag one. Berry is the All Pro and superior player, but Poe will find a healthy market.
Feb 27 - 9:39 AM

According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the market for free agent Kenny Stills is "already in the $12 million-a-year" range.

It sounds absurd; Only six NFL receivers make $12 million annually. With the salary cap rising each year, however, lower-tiered players will start making more money. Stills caught nine touchdowns in 2016 and isn't yet 25. He's also more than a one-trick deep threat. The Eagles are already said to be preparing to make a run at Stills when free agency opens March 9. Salguero doesn't expect the Dolphins to come close to Stills' asking price.
Feb 27 - 9:32 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports there is "mutual interest" between the Cowboys and free agent Josh McCown.

According to Werder, the Cowboys need to resolve the Tony Romo situation before making a move on McCown. McCown, 38 in July, was cut by the Browns and is eligible to sign right away. He said he has spoken to a handful of teams and wants to go somewhere he can win and mentor a young passer. Dallas checks all the boxes.
Feb 27 - 9:25 AM




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