Raiders will release Richie Incognito, but for how long?
Richie Incognito, the veteran left guard who got a career re-start with the Raiders, will be released in advance of the start of the new league year. The question is whether he’ll get another re-start with the Raiders down the line. Incognito’s pending release was first reported by NFL Media and confimred by a team source. The Raiders are reportedly also releasing starting right guard Gabe Jackson but have yet to confirm his departure or file the transaction with the NFL. Incognito turns 38 in July and played in just two games last season, departing with an Achilles’ injury that he attempted t...
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Washington Football Team releases QB Alex Smith, NFL's Comeback Player of the Year
The Washington Football Team released quarterback Alex Smith Friday morning after he helped lead the team to the NFC East title. Smith, who turns 37 in May, won the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award after returning from a serious leg injury during the 2018 season that required 17 surgeries, including a near fatal infection. He missed all of 2019 and played in eight games in 2020 as Washington went 7-9. Smith becomes a free agent and the move saves Washington almost $15 million against the NFL salary cap. “I had a chance to meet with Alex Smith this week and we had a very honest and re...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Howie Roseman starts Eagles’ salary cap work by restructuring deals for Darius Slay and Jason Kelce
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is brandishing his chisel, with NFL teams needing to get under the 2021 salary cap by the March 17 start of the league year. The exact figure for the 2021 cap isn’t known, but it will be no lower than $180 million, the league has said, and could be closer to $185 million. Either sum will represent a historic drop from last year’s pre-pandemic $198.2 million. The Eagles, about $43 million over the cap, are reported to be in talks about restructuring the contracts of a handful of higher-salaried vets. Sources close to the situation have confirm...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jimmy Graham says he was ‘unscathed’ in a Thursday car crash: ‘Just wanted to ... tell everybody I’m fine,’ the Chicago Bears tight end tweets
Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham said he walked away “unscathed” from a car crash Thursday morning in Miami. Graham said he crashed while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle in the center lane. “Just wanted to get ahead of this and tell everybody I’m fine,” Graham tweeted Thursday afternoon. According to Andy Slater, a host on Fox Sports 640 in South Florida, it was a single-vehicle rollover crash in Miami, and Graham was not found to be at fault. Slater tweeted that Graham didn’t want to be checked out by paramedics. The Miami Police Department didn’t immediately return a request for more ...
With franchise tag looming on Dallas Cowboys, don’t expect Dak Prescott to blink now
The countdown clock is ticking on the contract negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott. It is now T-minus five days for the Cowboys to come to terms on a long-term deal or be forced to place the franchise tag on the face of the franchise for a second straight year, thus putting into motion a potential doomsday scenario of Prescott leaving via free agency in 2022. Here is what we know: ——— Status Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones and Prescott’s agent Todd France have been in communication and both want to get a deal done. There is renewed optimism surrounding the...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Report: Lions set to release cornerback Desmond Trufant
DETROIT — The Detroit Lions began to get their books in order ahead of the start of the new league year, informing veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant he will be released later this month, according to an ESPN report. Text messages to Trufant's representation and the team weren't immediately returned. The Lions signed Trufant last offseason. The former Pro Bowler was supposed to be a stopgap solution after the team traded away Darius Slay, but the move ended up being a bust due to injuries. Trufant suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener, missed the next two games only to aggravate the...
The Detroit News
Lions' Dan Campbell got the coaching bug from helping out at a youth football camp
Dan Campbell was like a lot of NFL players in that he swore he would never be an NFL coach, not after he saw all the hours the coaches he played for put in. “I know when I was with the Giants, I’m coming in and it’s 6:30 in the morning and coaches got bedhead coming out of their office from sleeping there,” Campbell said Wednesday during an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show." “I’m like, ‘Be a coach? I would never be a coach. It’s ridiculous.’ ” But all that changed one day earlier in his career when Campbell worked a football camp hosted by one of his New York Giants teammates. Campbell, whom...
Detroit Free Press
Giants begin cost-cutting process by releasing WR Golden Tate, LB David Mayo
NEW YORK — The Giants began their cost-cutting on Wednesday night by releasing two veterans: wide receiver Golden Tate and linebacker David Mayo, according to sources. Tate, 32, is gone two years into a four-year, $37.5 million contract that included $23 million fully guaranteed at signing in 2019. GM Dave Gettleman traded Odell Beckham Jr. and signed Tate in his place. It would be an understatement to say it didn’t work out. Tate served a four-game PED suspension to open his first Giants season. Then last fall he got benched for a game at Washington and demoted to Joe Judge’s scour team in pr...
New York Daily News
Report: Lions reach agreement with wide receiver Tyrell Williams
DETROIT — Desperately needing talent and depth at wide receiver, the Detroit Lions are adding a veteran option to the roster ahead of free agency, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Tyrell Williams, according to an ESPN report. Williams, who was released by the Las Vegas Raiders last month, missed the 2020 season with a shoulder injury. In 2019, he appeared in 14 games, catching 42 passes for 651 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders signed Williams to a four-year, $44 million contract in free agency ahead of that season. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder had spent the previous four seasons with t...
The Detroit News
Jets’ plans at quarterback are becoming increasingly clear
NEW YORK — Jets GM Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh haven’t quite tipped their hand for their plans at quarterback yet, but those plans are becoming increasingly clear. Sam Darnold is on the block. Trading for Deshaun Watson is unlikely. Perhaps the clearest statement came from Douglas when he was asked a leading question about trading the Jets’ boatload of picks for a player. “Ultimately, for us to get where the great teams are, the most consistent teams are, you do that through the draft,” Douglas said. “It’s the most team-friendly market in sports. For us to be really that team that’...
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