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Darnell Dockett
Dockett heading to San Francisco
The San Francisco 49ers and defensive lineman Darnell Dockett have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. Dockett, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, was released by the Arizona Cardinals last week. Full Story


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Rex Ryan
Ryan foreshadows his plan in Buffalo
John McMullen - NFL Editor
There are quite a few NFL teams who need a quarterback but this is not the year to find one.

The free-agent market is headlined by names like Mark Sanchez and Jake Locker, while the draft has... Full Story
Maurice Jones-Drew
Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement from NFL
Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has announced his retirement from the National Football League.

Jones-Drew spent last season with the Oakland Raiders. He carried the ball just 43 times for 96... Full Story
Greg Olsen
Panthers extend Olsen
The Carolina Panthers signed Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen to a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Olsen's contract is worth $22.5 million and includes a $12 million signing bonus. Olsen was coming off a career season in which he compiled 84 catches for 1,008 yards... Full Story
Peyton Manning
Peyton return to Broncos official
The Denver Broncos made it official on Thursday, announcing that quarterback Peyton Manning will be returning to the club for the 2015 season.

"We're glad to work something out with Peyton so that he will be part of our team this season," said Broncos executive vice president/general... Full Story
Vince Wilfork
Wilfork says time with
Patriots is over
Vince Wilfork is set to become a free agent next week after the Pro Bowl defensive lineman said the Patriots won't pick up his contract option.

Wilfork released a statement Thursday via Twitter, saying the Patriots told him Tuesday of their... Full Story
LeSean McCoy
Eagles to trade LeSean
McCoy to Bills
The Philadelphia Eagles have a deal in place to trade former NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, reported on Tuesday.

The deal, which would be a blockbuster... Full Story
Pierre Thomas
RB Thomas says goodbye to Saints
Veteran running back Pierre Thomas is saying goodbye to the New Orleans Saints.

"As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end but I'm not done yet," said part of a message Thomas posted to his Instagram account Wednesday. The statement, which thanked the Saints and... Full Story
Trent Cole
Eagles release Trent Cole
The Philadelphia Eagles officially released veteran pass-rusher Trent Cole on Wednesday.

Cole's release comes one day after reports surfaced that the Eagles have a deal in place to trade former NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker... Full StoryRelease CB Cary Williams
Matt Cassel
Bills to acquire Cassel
from Vikings
The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have a deal in place to acquire quarterback Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings.

However, there appears to be confusion on the exact terms of the trade. The Bills said they will... Full Story
Dez Bryant
Bryant gets Cowboys' franchise tag
The Dallas Cowboys have slapped the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The designation will keep Bryant off the free agent market and will give him a salary of $12.8 million for the 2015 season. The two sides can still work towards a long-term deal until July... Full StoryRe-sign WR Beasley
(L-R) Ndamukong Suh, Malcolm Smith, Mike Iupati, DeMarco Murray and Julius Thomas
Ranking the NFL free agents
Fans love free agency, NFL personnel people tolerate it.

To the devotee of any organization, it's human nature -- sizzle sells, not the steak, and the aging big names with the impressive resumes in other cities are the ones who get the general public humming... Full Story
Stephen Gostkowski
Patriots use franchise tag
on K Gostkowski
The New England Patriots used their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski prior to Monday's deadline.

Gostkowski will earn $4.126 million next season, according to the widely reported number for kickers, and can still work out a longer deal with... Full Story
Ndamukong Suh
Lions won't tag Suh
The Detroit Lions apparently won't place their franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

According to the club's website, Suh will not receive the designation and will be allowed to become a free agent. The franchise tag would have cost the Lions $26.8 million for the 2015 season. Full Story
Jason Pierre-Paul
Giants tag DE Pierre-Paul
The New York Giants assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Monday's deadline as the team continues to attempt to work out a long-term deal with its top pass rusher.

Pierre-Paul will earn a $14.8 million salary in 2015 as a franchise player, though the Giants now... Full Story
Charles Clay
Dolphins place transition
tag on Clay
The Miami Dolphins have placed the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay.

A transition designation will give Clay the opportunity to test free agency, but also gives the Dolphins the right to match any offer. Clay will... Full StoryRelease WR Hartline
Justin Houston (R)
Chiefs use tag on NFL
sacks leader Houston
The Kansas City Chiefs used their franchise tag on reigning NFL sacks leader Justin Houston, the team announced Monday.

Houston will earn $13.195 next season under the franchise tag, according to the widely... Full Story
Demaryius Thomas
Broncos to use franchise
tag on WR Thomas
The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas.

The designation means the star wide receiver will receive a one-year deal for the average of the top five salaries at his position, which figures... Full Story