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J.J. Watt: Leaving Houston is “extremely difficult”

Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt was a hero during his decade with the Texans, not only as one of the best defensive players in NFL history on the field, but also for his wealth of contributions off the field. That makes it tough to leave Houston. At his introductory press conference today in Arizona, Watt [more]

Report: Browns didn’t offer J.J. Watt more than Cardinals

An Arizona radio station on Monday suggested the Browns and Colts offered more money to J.J. Watt, and the Titans’ offer was “very similar.” Other reporters since have debunked the report. Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports the Browns did not offer Watt more than the two-year, $31 million deal Watt agreed to with the [more]

David Johnson takes pay cut, stays with Texans

Texans running back David Johnson will remain in Houston after taking a pay cut. Johnson has agreed to a new deal that guarantees him $4.25 million this season, with incentives that could pay him up to $6 million, according to multiple reports. That’s a substantial pay cut from the $7.95 million he was set to [more]

Kyle Van Noy “surprised and disappointed” by Dolphins release

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy‘s time with the Dolphins is up. Van Noy was informed by the team that he will be released after playing one year of the four-year contract he signed with them as a free agent last year. Van Noy released a statement saying he was not expecting the move and felt he [more]

Report: Dolphins tell Kyle Van Noy he’ll be released

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins last year, but he reportedly won’t be making it to the second year of that pact. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins have informed Van Noy that they will be releasing him. Van Noy’s contract calls for his base salary of [more]

Cam Jordan envisions a Super Bowl win if Russell Wilson joins the team

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is willing to accept a trade to the Saints. Multiple Saints players are more than willing to accept Russell Wilson. Saints receiver Michael Thomas quickly made his views known on Twitter when the news broke last week. Appearing Tuesday on ESPN, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan made clear his belief that, [more]

Raiders fullback Alec Ingold: Derek Carr can take us to the Super Bowl

The Raiders have been to the playoffs one time since losing Super Bowl XXXVII to the Buccaneers — in 2016, when the club went 12-4 and lost to the Texans in the wild-card round. That year, quarterback Derek Carr was a fringe MVP candidate before fracturing his fibula late in the team’s Week 16 win [more]

Texans remain the favorites to employ Deshaun Watson in 2021

The oddsmakers see the Seahawks as the strong favorites to keep quarterback Russell Wilson. The oddsmakers have the Texans as the favorites to keep quarterback Deshaun Watson, but the numbers aren’t nearly as strong. The Texans, via PointsBet, are +250 to be the team with which Watson takes his next snap. That means a $100 [more]

James Conner unlikely to remain in Pittsburgh

After four years in Pittsburgh, running back James Conner appears to be on the way out. Conner becomes a free agent in two weeks and is unlikely to re-sign with the Steelers, according to ESPN. Last year Conner was the Steelers’ leading rusher with 721 yards, but most of his production came early in the [more]

Report: Jadeveon Clowney expects to be medically cleared in April

Jadeveon Clowney is set to hit the open market again later this month and he reportedly won’t be 100 percent healthy when the new league year gets underway. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Clowney is expected to be fully cleared on the medical front in April. Clowney had surgery to repair a meniscus [more]

Chiefs G.M. Brett Veach: We’ll be smart and selective in adding a receiver

Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach noted it’s unlikely the club will bring back Sammy Watkins for 2021. But Kansas City will likely address receiver in some way during the offseason. Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are both slated to become unrestricted free agents, leaving the club with Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman as its top two [more]

Oddsmakers don’t see Russell Wilson leaving the Seahawks

Last week, agent Mark Rodgers said that client Russell Wilson: (1) has not asked to be traded; (2) wants to stay in the Seattle; and (3) in the event he were to be traded, he’d accept a trade to the Raiders, Bears, Cowboys, or Saints. That clear signal to the Raiders, Bears, Cowboys, or Saints [more]

What were other teams offering to J.J. Watt?

The Cardinals reportedly have signed defensive lineman J.J. Watt to a two-year, $31 million deal with $23 million guaranteed. “Reportedly” is the key word because, frankly, there have been too many instances over the years where reporters rush to Twitter with whatever an agent tells them without scrutinizing or expressing skepticism about the information. (And, [more]

Family says girl injured in Britt Reid crash has permanent brain injuries

The 5-year-old girl who was in a car hit by then-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid suffered permanent injuries, her family says. Tom Porto, the attorney speaking on behalf of 5-year-old Ariel Young’s family, said on Good Morning America that Young has made some progress in her recovery but may never fully heal. “She’s awake, which is [more]

Davon Godchaux return to Miami may not work economically

Defensive tackle Davon Godchaux‘s 2020 season came to an early end due to a torn biceps and the injury might have also opened the door to his departure from the team this offseason. Godchaux had started 37 straight games before his Week 5 injury and his absence opened the door for the trio of Christian [more]

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