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A huge winner of the exploding WR market this offseason? Justin Jefferson. He has more receiving yards than any player before turning 23, the most yards ever through two pro seasons, is a 2-time All Pro. He’s extension eligible after this season and may sign for $1 billion.
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WR deals this offseason include: ▫️Davante Adams: 5-yrs, $142M ▫️Tyreek Hill: 4-yrs, $120M ▫️A.J. Brown: 4-yrs, $100M ▫️Stefon Diggs: 4-yrs, $96M ▫️Cooper Kupp: 3-yrs, $80.1M ▫️Terry McLaurin: 3-yrs, $71M ▫️D.J. Moore: 3-yrs, $61.884M ▫️Mike Williams/Chris Godwin: 3-yrs, $60M
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Commanders’ Terry McLaurin is signing a 3-year extension worth up to $71 million in new money that places him amongst the NFL’s top-five highest-paid WRs, sources tell ESPN. Buddy Baker and Tony Bonagura of Exclusive Sports Group finalized deal today w/ Washington SVP Rob Rogers.
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Over the past two seasons, Aaron Rodgers has thrown 38 touchdowns and *zero* interceptions against NFC North opponents.
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Tonight in Chicago, two beloved members of ESPN's NFL Nation team, Vaughn McClure & Jeff Dickerson, will be honored. Kudos to @hburns33 and others for organizing - and to host @SarahSpain. 👉🏽 Support the tvmjdfoundation.org/ and the causes that meant so much to Vaughn & Jeff
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Tony Buzbee issues statement, saying the first case has been filed against Houston Texans:
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Luke Kuechly has been hired to the Panthers’ radio broadcast team. The 7-time Pro Bowler and 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year recently spent time working with the team on its scouting staff; now he’ll be on the 🎙.
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Shannon Sharpe turns 54 today and I’m telling you if he played in today’s NFL he’d put up video game numbers 🎮 (🎥: @nflthrowback)
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Quick-hit thoughts/notes around the Patriots and NFL (LB questions and Raekwon McMillan's comeback; Josh Uche's role; DeVante Parker expectations; Steve Cargile at GM forum; John Lynch's Patriots lesson; where's Andrew Stueber?; no topping Dan Koppen etc). es.pn/39W8W7B
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Deshaun Watson's hearing before the NFL and NFLPA's jointly appointed disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson is scheduled to begin Tuesday, league sources told ESPN.
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Damian Lillard’s latest IG story 🤷‍♂️
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An important(!) point of clarity: this deal is actually a 1-year extension for Davis, who is now signed through 2024. 2024, Davis can make $14M: -$10M base salary -$2M roster bonus -$2M via incentives One of the Saints' most respected players is now locked up for another year.
Saints LB Demario Davis recently agreed to an updated contract that includes, per source: ▫️$2M in incentives in 2022-2024 ($6M max) ▫️His 2023 base salary drops from $8.5M to $8.25M, but he adds a $250K workout bonus and $1M of that salary is guaranteed ▫️No cap impact on 2022
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Saints LB Demario Davis recently agreed to an updated contract that includes, per source: ▫️$2M in incentives in 2022-2024 ($6M max) ▫️His 2023 base salary drops from $8.5M to $8.25M, but he adds a $250K workout bonus and $1M of that salary is guaranteed ▫️No cap impact on 2022
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The Patriots restructured the contract of C David Andrews, creating $2.1M in 2022 cap space by converting $3.15M of compensation into a signing bonus, per source. Andrews’ updated 2022 cap charge: $4.275M.
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Since June of 2021, Kemba Walker has been traded from the Celtics to the Thunder, bought out by the Thunder, signed by the Knicks, traded to the Pistons and now likely bought out by the Pistons in order to join a 5th different team in a little over a year.
Kemba Walker and the Pistons are expected to discuss a contract buyout that will allow him to become a free agent, sources tell ESPN. Walker landed with Detroit as part of three-way trade with Charlotte and New York.
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Texas QBs in 2023: ▫️Hudson Card: #2 QB recruit in 2020 ▫️Quinn Ewers: #1 QB recruit in 2021 ▫️Maalik Murphy: #12 QB recruit in 2022 ▫️Arch Manning: #1 overall recruit in 2023
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Committed to the University of Texas. #HookEm
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LaDainian Tomlinson.
If you had to pick one player all-time to get you 15 fantasy points in one week, who would it be?
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