Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright headed to the Panthers

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Former Vikings receiver Jarius Wright is headed to the Carolina Panthers, a league source confirmed to the Star Tribune.

The former 2012 fourth-round pick left the Vikings as one of the longest tenured players. Wright, who was cut Friday, appeared in 83 games, including four playoff games during which he caught nine passes for 129 yards. The ...Read more

Chargers sign former Dolphins center Mike Pouncey

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The Chargers addressed one of their more subtle needs this offseason, signing former Miami center Mike Pouncey to a two-year deal.

Pouncey, who visited with the Chargers after being released in a cost-cutting move by the Dolphins, is a former first-round pick who started in all 93 games of his seven-year career.

Pouncey is a three-time Pro ...Read more

Analyzing Lions RB LeGarrette Blount's 1-year, $2 million deal

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While some NFL teams lavished big contracts on free-agent running backs, the Detroit Lions avoided such a commitment with their major signing from the weekend, former Philadelphia Eagles back LeGarrette Blount.

Blount's contract with the Lions is for one year and a guaranteed $2 million, according to NFL Players Association records, with the ...Read more

Cowboys the only team in NFL with no free agent signings; now have five visits set

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FRISCO, Texas -- Every team in the NFL has at least made one addition since the start of free agency last week.

Every team, save for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys have had added no one while losing cornerback Orlando Scandrick (Washington Redskins), linebacker Anthony Hitchens (Kansas City Chiefs), fullback Keith Smith (Oakland Raiders) and ...Read more

Another one out the door: CB Orlando Scandrick signs with rival Redskins

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Cornerback Orlando Scandrick didn't take long in finding a new home after requesting and being granted his release from the Dallas Cowboys.

Scandrick took the familiar route and joined the rival Washington Redskins on a two-year deal worth up to $10 million, according to sources.

Scandrick asked for released from the Cowboys last week and it ...Read more

Former Dolphins Mike Pouncey and Ndamukong Suh drawing plenty of interest from other teams

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A couple of the players the Miami Dolphins recently released have been in demand, and could find a new employer this week.

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who the Dolphins gained $17 million in cap space by releasing last week, has visited the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans. The Seattle Seahawks have also expressed interest in ...Read more

Report: Marshawn Lynch will remain with Raiders in 2018

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Though nothing concrete indicated Marshawn Lynch wouldn't return to the Raiders for next season, some speculated the running back as a potential cut under Jon Gruden given his contract carries no dead money against the cap, among other reasons.

Well, Lynch will be a Raider in 2018, and a telling sign will kick in Sunday. According to NFL ...Read more

Orlando Scandrick gets release from Cowboys he asked for

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Orlando Scandrick's time with the Dallas Cowboys is coming to an end after a decade with the organization.

Coach Jason Garrett informed Scandrick of his release, which could come as soon as Monday, according to sources.

The move gives the Cowboys $1.4 million in cap space and allows Scandrick an opportunity to find a new home.

Scandrick, 31, ...Read more

Eric Reid says he knows why his free-agent market is quiet

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- One of the excuses for why Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for more than a year now is that he's a poor scheme fit for many teams.

The argument, which usually has come in the form of an anonymous quote from a team executive, is that Kaepernick is a running quarterback and that teams prefer their passers to be ...Read more

Ravens sign wide receiver Michael Crabtree to three-year deal

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BALTIMORE -- Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Friday morning that he would have had interest in wide receiver Michael Crabtree regardless of whether Ryan Grant passed his physical or not. What he didn't say, but what should be quite obvious, is with Grant's deal falling apart because of concerns over his ankle, the sense of urgency to ...Read more

Packers sign CB Kyle Fuller to offer sheet; Bears must decide if they will match

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CHICAGO -- The Bears will have to match terms dictated by the rival Packers if they want to keep cornerback Kyle Fuller.

The Packers signed the 2014 first-round draft pick to an offer sheet Friday, and the Bears will have to review the deal and determine if they want to match it or lose him to the Packers and receive no compensation. Terms of ...Read more

Panthers deal with Bashaud Breeland falls through after failed physical

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers reached an agreement to sign cornerback Bashaud Breeland earlier this week, but that won't happen now, the team announced Friday.

The Panthers announced that Breeland has failed his physical because of a non-football related injury and would not be signed.

The two sides agreed to terms on Tuesday, the ...Read more

Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson to fill defensive tackle hole

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Sheldon Richardson, the 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, is coming to Minnesota in hopes of jumpstarting his promising and still-young career as a starting tackle in coach Mike Zimmer's top-ranked defense.

The 6-3, 297-pound Richardson arrived in Minnesota Thursday night to the hoopla of quarterback Kirk Cousins' signing ...Read more

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome says backing out of Ryan Grant deal was strictly medical decision

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens initially scheduled to have general manager Ozzie Newsome seated alongside his two wide-receiver additions, John Brown and Ryan Grant, on the stage at the Under Armour Performance Center on Friday. However, only Brown joined Newsome Friday morning, leaving the longtime Ravens' decision maker to answer questions about the ...Read more

Rosen is more than just a slinger

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LOS ANGELES--He could wind up in Denver, or Buffalo, or East Rutherford, N.J., but former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was unmistakably Southern Californian as he shuffled around under cloudless skies in flip-flops and a baggy hoodie.

"I live and die in these things," he said, motioning to his feet.

But Rosen did his best work Thursday in ...Read more

Earl Thomas trade rumors swirl as report states Seahawks in talks 'with several teams'

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SEATTLE -- Another day, another Earl Thomas trade rumor.

But this one comes with the added gravity that Seattle is now said to be talking to "several teams" about Thomas instead of just the Dallas Cowboys, who have long been thought to be interested, and that Seattle may actually be getting the kind of offer that could make it realistic to pull...Read more

Kirk Cousins' lucrative Vikings contract is cost of doing business in high-stakes NFL

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The Vikings were coming off a division championship in 2008 when they jumped at the opportunity to replace former second-round pick Tarvaris Jackson as their starting quarterback with Brett Favre. They paid the Hall of Famer $12 million for the 2009 season, and boosted his 2010 salary from $13 million to $16 million to lure him back one more ...Read more

Vikings sign Cousins, making him highest-paid QB in league

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Kirk Cousins is officially the Vikings quarterback.

Cousins put pen to paper Thursday on a reported three-year, $84 million contract that makes him the highest-paid quarterback in the league. The Vikings and Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney, finalized the deal while Cousins toured U.S. Bank Stadium and the team's new Eagan headquarters.

After a ...Read more

Raiders agree with RB Doug Martin; look for defensive help

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders on Thursday reportedly agreed to terms with running back Doug Martin and were connected with at least three defensive free agents -- including one that opted to stay with his original team.

Martin, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will join the Raiders, according to NFL Media.

Martin, released by the Bucs, ...Read more

Reports: Raiders signing Jordy Nelson, releasing Michael Crabtree

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The Raiders' first big signing in free agency came Thursday with the addition of former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, per multiple reports. The first to note the official deal was actually James Jones, Nelson's former teammate in Green Bay and a former Raiders receiver.

As a result of Nelson's signing, Oakland will release ...Read more