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Chiefs acquire Frank Clark from Seattle for picks

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Frank Clark has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in a large pick swap.

What It Means:

Clark, who was Seattle's best pass rusher a year ago, is filling a big need for the Chiefs, who let Dee Ford leave in free agency. The Seahawks are receiving the No. 29 pick in the 2019 draft, and the teams will swap 2019 third-rounders and 2020 second-round picks. Shortly after the trade went through, the Chiefs also signed Clark to a 5-year, $105.5 million deal.

In 16 games last season, Clark had 32 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception.

Source: Seattle Seahawks

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Demaryius Thomas signs one-year deal with New England

Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots.

What It Means:

As a 31-year old coming off a season-ending Achilles injury, Thomas is signing a prove-it deal with the defending champions. If he can get healthy and play like his old self, that will greatly improve a Patriots' receiving corps suffering from the losses of Rob Gronkowski (retirement) and Chris Hogan (signed with Carolina).

In 15 games last season, Thomas caught 59 passes for 677 yards and five touchdowns.

Source: Field Yates

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks sign 4-year, $140 million extension

The Seattle Seahawks signed Russell Wilson to a 4-year, $140 million extension through 2023.

What It Means:

The deal includes a $65 million signing bonus with $107 million in total guarantees and makes Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL. He will be 35 when the contract is up.

Wilson threw for 3,448 yards (8.1 yards per attempt) on a 65.6 completion percentage last regular season with 35 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He also rushed for 376 scoreless yards.

Source: Russell Wilson

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Panthers sign receiver Chris Hogan to a one-year deal

The Carolina Panthers and wide receiver Chris Hogan have agreed to a one-year contract.

What It Means:

Hogan will join the Panthers' receiving group after signing a one-year deal on Friday. Look for the veteran wideout to play behind D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel.

In 16 games last season, Hogan produced 35 receptions for 532 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Source: Adam Caplan

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C.J. Anderson signs a one-year deal with Detroit

The Detroit Lions signed former Los Angeles Rams running back C.J. Anderson to a one-year contract.

What It Means:

Anderson will work as the number two back behind Kerryon Johnson for the lions in 2019. He will replace LeGarrette Blount in the run-heavy Lions' offense. Theo Riddick joins Johnson and Anderson in the Detroit backfield.

Anderson rushed 43 times for 299 yards and 2 touchdowns with the Rams last season.

Source: Adam Schefter

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San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) expected to be cleared for full participation in training camp

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) is expected to be fully cleared for training camp.

What It Means:

According to head coach Kyle Shanahan, Garoppolo should be ready for training camp and is already bulking up in preparation to play a full season. "Quarterbacks, you want them to be a size where they can take the hits, and after that you want them to be as athletic as possible," said Shanahan last week.

In three games last season, Garoppolo produced 53 completions for 718 passing yards and 5 touchdowns.

Source: NBC Sports

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Marlon Mack 'the featured guy' in Colts' backfield

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack is "a little bit more the featured guy" in the backfield, head coach Frank Reich said.

What It Means:

“I mean, you saw that, when he’s healthy," Reich elaborated. "Nyheim [Hines] and Jordan [Wilkins] are still going to get their plays and take some of the load off ... but with emphasis on Marlon being the No. 1 guy.” Colts general manager added that the team believes Mack can "carry the load" and be a three-down back. After returning from injury in Week 6 last season, Mack racked up 1,068 yards and 10 touchdowns on 218 carries across 13 games, including the playoffs, with five 100-yard games in that span.

Mack finished the regular season with 908 yards and 9 touchdowns on 195 carries and 17 receptions (26 targets) for 103 yards and 1 touchdown in 12 games.

Source: NBC Sports

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Trey Quinn to ‘dominate’ slot for Washington

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he’s "excited for" second-year wide receiver Trey Quinn and is "ready to watch him jump into the slot role and dominate the position."

What It Means:

Quinn’s rookie year was limited to three games due to injury, but he’s been tabbed to replace Jamison Crowder in the slot for Washington next season.

Quinn caught 9 passes on 10 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in 2018.

Source: The Athletic

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Bears trade Jordan Howard to Eagles for 2020 Draft pick

Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchanged for a sixth round draft pick in 2020.

What It Means:

Howard was deemed expendable after the the Bears inked former Seahawks running back Mike Davis to a 2-year, $6 million deal earlier in the month. Davis will team up with Tarik Cohen in the Bears backfield, while Howard will join an Eagles backfield led by Jay Ajayi. The draft pick can turn into a fifth rounder.

In 16 games last season, Howard carried the ball 250 times for 935 yards and 9 touchdowns, with another 145 yards on 20 receptions.

Source: Philadelphia Eagles

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Isaiah Crowell signs on with Oakland

Former New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell has signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.

What It Means:

Crowell played well with the Jets a year ago, but with their signing of Le'Veon Bell, he was pushed out the door. Now, Crowell will likely be a spell to Marshawn Lynch, should he make a return.

In 13 games last season, Crowell rushed the ball 143 times for 685 yards and six touchdowns, and he also caught 21 passes for 152 yards.

Source: Adam Schefter

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