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Blake Bortles reportedly agrees to 3-year, $54 million deal with Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has signed a new three-year, $54 million contract, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

What It Means:

Bortles was already under team control through 2019, but this new deal adds on another year and is worth up to $66.5 million with incentives, including $26.5 million guaranteed. With the Jaguars no longer in the market for a quarterback, it remains to be seen where Kirk Cousins will land in free agency.

Bortles averaged 16.2 FanDuel points per game last season, with 3,687 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He added an additional 322 rushing yards and 2 scores on the ground.

Source: Adam Schefter

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Torrey Smith 'expecting to be back' with Eagles in 2018

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith said he is "expecting to be back" with the team next season.

What It Means:

Smith has a $5 million club option for 2018. The Eagles will have to exercise that right by March 14th, but if they decide not to they'd shed that amount in cap space. Recent reports have the Eagles releasing the 29-year-old, though they could release and re-sign him at a different figure.

In his first season with the Eagles, Smith caught 36 balls for 430 yards and 2 touchdowns. He added 157 yards and a score on 13 catches and 20 targets during Philly's Super Bowl run.

Source: ESPN

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Steelers making no 'attempts to move' Martavis Bryant

The Pittsburgh Steelers "have not made any attempts to move" wide receiver Martavis Bryant, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

What It Means:

La Canfora adds that the Steelers "aren't calling teams or soliciting calls on him." That means that they're happy to keep him on board, despite some issues earlier in the 2017 season. Part of that has to do with Bryant's $705,000 salary for 2018. Unless Pittsburgh's blown away, expect Bryant to return in his third-wideout role.

In 15 games, Bryant produced 50 receptions, 603 yards and 3 touchdowns this season.

Source: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports

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David Harris retires after 11 NFL seasons

Veteran linebacker David Harris has announcement his retirement from the NFL.

What It Means:

Harris is retiring at age 34. He played one season with the New England Patriots after spending 10 with the New York Jets.

Harris finishes his career with 723 tackles, 36.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 164 games.

Source: Sportstars

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Report: 'Stunner' if Dolphins don't trade Jarvis Landry

The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports that it would be a "stunner" if the Miami Dolphins don't trade wide receiver Jarvis Landry in the coming weeks.

What It Means:

The Dolphins are reportedly "open" to signing Landry long-term, but a trade seems most likely with the kind of money the wideout's seeking. The Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are all listed as suitors for the 25-year-old's services.

On 161 targets, Landry tallied 112 catches for 987 yards and 9 touchdowns this past season.

Source: Miami Herald

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Rams likely to move on from Trumaine Johnson

With the Los Angeles Rams trading for cornerback Marcus Peters, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the team will be moving on from corner Trumaine Johnson.

What It Means:

The Rams and Johnson couldn't agree on a long-term deal after he played on the franchise tag for two straight seasons. The 28-year-old will now head into free agency as one of the top corners on the market. Peters will take his spot on the outside.

Johnson finished 2017 as Pro Football Focus' 68th-ranked corner. He put together 57 tackles, 14 passes defensed and 2 interceptions in 16 games.

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

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Chiefs reportedly finalizing deal to send Marcus Peters to Rams

The Kansas City Chiefs are trading defensive back Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

What It Means:

According to Schefter, the two sides are in the "final stages of talks" and "the trade is expected to be agreed to as early as today," although things won't become final until the new league year begins on March 14. Trumaine Johnson is expected to leave in free agency, and it looks like Peters will take over as the Rams' new number-one corner. The 25-year-old leads all corners in interceptions (19) since entering the league in 2015.

Peters recorded 46 tackles (42 solo) with 5 interceptions, 9 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 touchdown last season.

Source: Adam Schefter

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Panthers could use franchise tag on Graham Gano

The Carolina Panthers could use their franchise tag on kicker Graham Gano, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Rapoport said it's "more likely" that Carolina uses the tag on Gano than guard Andrew Norwell, who is also set to become a free agent. Tagging the 30-year-old kicker would run the team about $4.9 million for this season.

Gano hit 29-of-30 field goal tries in 2017. In 6 years with the team he has a conversion rate of 85.3%.

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

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Seahawks unlikely to tag Sheldon Richardson

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Seattle Seahawks are unlikely to place the franchise tag on defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

What It Means:

The Seahawks would rather retain Richardson on a long-term deal. At 27, he's set to become a free agent and would warrant $14.5 million for one year under the tag. Seattle could certainly hope that he doesn't have much of a market given his past character issues and suspensions.

In his first season with the Seahawks, Richardson accounted for 27 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception. He was the 27th-best defensive lineman, according to Pro Football Focus.

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

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Adam Vinatieri re-signs with Colts on one-year deal

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri re-signed to a one-year contract.

What It Means:

No surprises here, as Vinatieri will return for his 23rd NFL season and 13th in a Colts uniform. The 45-year-old kicker sits just 57 points behind Morten Andersen on the All-Time scoring list, and as long as he stays healthy, Vinatieri should have no problem taking the top spot in 2018. He's averaging 113.0 points per season for his career.

Vinatieri made 29-of-34 field goals (85.3 percent) and 22-of-24 extra points (91.7 percent) in 15 games for the Colts last season.

Source: Adam Schefter

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