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Morgan Burnett agrees to three-year deal with Steelers

The market for safeties has been tough, and the fact Morgan Burnett had to settle for less than his last deal shows how difficult it is for some of them. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Burnett’s deal with the Steelers is for three years and “close to” (which means “less than”) $14.5 [more]

There’s plenty of help available at safety

Eric Reid may end up being right. But hardly anyone else who plays his position is getting signed at the moment either. The 49ers safety has a mitigating factor (his willingness to peacefully protest racial inequality) which could well keep him looking for sometime, but the rest of the safety market has gone stale. Other [more]

James Jones says Morgan Burnett is heading to the Steelers

Former NFL receiver James Jones got one step ahead of the five-minute-head’s-up information robots as to the destination of former Packers teammates Jordy Nelson. Jones is at it again with former Packers teammate Morgan Burnett. Jones, citing an unnamed source (surely Burnett), says Burnett will fly to Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning to finalize a deal [more]

Kyle Fuller gets $4 million more per year than Bears had offered

Before Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller signed an offer sheet with the Packers, the best offer the Bears had made to him averaged $10 million per year, per a source with knowledge of the negotiations. Fuller emerges instead with a four-year deal worth $14 million per year. The deal includes an $18 million signing bonus, payable [more]

Report: Bears are matching Packers’ offer sheet for Kyle Fuller

Cornerback Kyle Fuller is staying in Chicago. The Bears have decided to match the Packers’ offer sheet for Fuller, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Fuller will get a four-year, $56 million deal with $18 million guaranteed. Fuller already had $12.9 million guaranteed with the transition tag after the Bears opted not to use the [more]

Packers sign Kyle Fuller to offer sheet

The Bears used the transition tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller earlier this month and now they’ll have to decide whether to match another NFC North team’s offer for Fuller’s services. PFT has confirmed Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune‘s report that Fuller has signed an offer sheet with the Packers. Neither the value nor the [more]

Jordy Nelson: I can still run, I can still catch

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson didn’t take long to recover from the “little shock to the system” he got when the Packers released him earlier this week. Nelson landed in Oakland on Wednesday and signed a two-year deal with the Raiders on Thursday. He said there were other trips planned, but that he liked the fit [more]

Former teammate: Packers “really, really low-balled” Jordy Nelson

Former Packers wide receiver James Jones became a reporter yesterday, breaking the news his old friend Jordy Nelson had signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Raiders. So as a guy in position to know, he also knows that the Packers offered Nelson a severe pay-cut before releasing him earlier this week. Jones told Tom [more]

Cornerback Rashaan Melvin visiting Raiders on Friday

Former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin is visiting the Oakland Raiders on Friday per Mike Florio of PFT. Melvin appeared in 25 games with the Colts over the last two seasons before ending last season on injured reserve with a hand injury. Melvin is the latest in a string of free agent defenders to visit [more]

Quinton Dial visits Lions, heads on to Seahawks

The Detroit Lions hosted former Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Quinton Dial for a visit on Thursday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Dial is scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. Dial spent the first four seasons of his career with the 49ers, appearing in 46 [more]

Report: Jordy Nelson agrees to two-year, $15 million deal with Raiders

The Saints and other interested teams didn’t get to make their pitch for Jordy Nelson by getting him to visit. Nelson quickly reached an agreement with the Raiders, James Jones of the NFL Network reports, with Nelson getting $15 million over two seasons with $13 million guaranteed. Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie has a history [more]

Will Cousins deal bring veteran guaranteed contracts into focus for NFL?

Kirk Cousins (and Trumaine Johnson) have shown high-end players a path to free agency despite being on the wrong end of the franchise tag. The next question becomes whether Cousins will be blazing a new trail regarding fully-guaranteed contracts. It’s not a new question, and Cousins isn’t the first player to parlay free agency into [more]

Report: Raiders trying to finalize deal with Jordy Nelson

The Raiders got the first visit from wide receiver Jordy Nelson after the Packers released him and they are trying to make sure it is his only visit. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders are trying to finalize a deal with the veteran wideout. Nelson has reportedly set up visits with the Seahawks [more]

Drew Brees on no Jimmy Graham reunion: It’s the nature of the beast

When Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave his first comments after agreeing to a new deal on Tuesday, he made it clear that he was hopeful that tight end Jimmy Graham would be returning to New Orleans for a second tour of duty. Graham won’t be back with the Saints, though. Word of his three-year, $30 [more]

Josh Gordon and Damarious Randall bury the hatchet

The Browns are doing more than adding a bunch of players, they’re bringing people together. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the flurry of acquisitions yesterday made teammates out of a couple of guys who didn’t seem to have much love for each other previously — new safety Damarious Randall and wide receiver [more]

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