Crabtree Rejects Cardinals Advances

Michael Crabtree is still looking for a team to play for in the 2019-20 NFL season after his workout for the Arizona Cardinals produced no fruits. After running routes for them, he was reportedly offered terms but ended up turning them down.

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Crabtree is a free agent after being released after just one year of a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens last season. He made just 54 catches over the course of it, which turned out to be his lowest in a decade. He also, dubiously, led the league in dropped passes, so that’s a worry as well. Still yet, he’s made 28 touchdown grabs since 2015, which amounts to the seventh best in the league over that time. So maybe there is a place for him somewhere.

Brady Signs Extension To Stick With Pats

When will it ever end? Will it ever end? It definitely doesn’t seem like it at the moment, does it? Tom Brady, the quarterback that just won’t go away, much to the chagrin of plenty of NFL teams, has signed on for an additional two years to his deal, making his contract last until 2021 as of now.

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This comes after his 42nd birthday, an astounding feat considering he has yet to show any noticeable signs of aging whatsoever. It’s reported that he will make $23 million this season.

Raiders’ Brown Visits Foot Specialist

After missing much of his first training camp as an Oakland Raider, sources have stated that Antonio Brown went to see a specialist about his foot on Saturday. However, the news they got was apparently good news, as it looks like he could be set to return to the field sometime in the next week.

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It appears the ‘injury’ is just blistering or peeling, neither of which will keep him out for too long. Annoying, sure, but nothing all too damaging. There has been some frustration with him within the camp already, so this, hopefully for their sake, will be the end of that. Otherwise, it could be a long few months ahead.

Gordon’s Agent Asks For Trade From Chargers

If Melvin Gordon’s agent is to be believed, the star running back would like to find a way out of Los Angeles… and pronto. Apparently, he had asked the team a week ago to begin shopping the man who is currently sitting out preseason practice due to a holdout.

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The Chargers remain willing to offer him $10 million per season at the moment, which is not said to be to the standards that Gordon and his agent would like to see him make. As things stand, it certainly looks ugly and that it could well last until the season starts and go deep into it, if both parties aren’t careful and can’t come up with an agreement of some kind.

Green Likely To Miss Games For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had been practicing for less than a day when they got the bad news that star wide receiver AJ Green had already picked up an injury.

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We later learned that it was an ankle injury, and as of Tuesday we know he had to have surgery and is now expected to miss multiple regular season games as a result of it, according to head coach Zac Taylor. While the injury is said to have bee less serious than they first thought, it’s still a worry that they will be left without his immense threat to start their season in a very tough AFC North division.

Cowboys RB Contingency Plan

The Dallas Cowboys look like they are preparing for the potential of a season without Ezekiel Elliott. The team has announced the signing of veteran running back Alfred Morris as a reaction to the ‘no-show’ of their star runner.

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A deal is said to be no closer to getting done for Elliott at present, so this is very much a backup plan for the worst case scenario. Morris has experience in a Cowboys uniform as recently as 2017, when he took over for Elliott when he was on suspension. He had a fairly good spell, rushing for 127 yards in one game and amassing 790 total yards that season in limited action. He joins Darius Jackson as the only other running back with the team at the moment due to Zeke’s absence.

Bengals’ Green Injured In First Practice

The 2019/20 NFL season hasn’t even begun yet, and it’s already looking like it could be a long one for the Cincinnati Bengals after it was announced that star wide receiver AJ Green had to be carted off during their very first practice on Saturday.

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While head coach Zac Taylor was quiet on how bad the injury looked, it was unquestionably a left foot injury. This is very bad news due to the fact that he missed nearly half of the season last year due to a toe injury and also because this is his final season under contract for the team.

Zeke Doesn’t Show Up To Camp

The first day of training camp took place on Friday for the Dallas Cowboys, but one of their biggest stars didn’t show up in the form of Ezekiel Elliott. The running back, widely expected to holdout, did just what everyone presumed he would do.

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Despite the fact he has no-showed up until now, the organization is refusing to call it a holdout, trying to stay in his good graces. They are hoping to sign him, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper to long-term deals this summer. According to reports, Elliott is asking for the same kind of deal that Todd Gurley got.

Titans Give Byard Big Payout

He might not have been a household name when he first joined the NFL, but he is certainly one now. And the Tennessee Titans are going to pay him like it. Kevin Byard, a safety that has played nearly every snap in the last two seasons for them on defense, will be making $70.5 million over the next five years, making him the highest-paid safety in the league.

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In his three years in Nashville, Byard has played in all 48 games, and on top of that he has started all of the games in the last two seasons. All the while, he has made 120 tackles and had 12 interceptions in the last two years, helping to justify the big payout. No other safety has had more than three picks in the last three years combined, showing just how extraordinary he is.

Dolphins To Pay Norton

It was absolutely devastating to hear about Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton’s amputated arm earlier this month thanks to a car accident. Having finally been released from the hospital sometime last week, Norton got some more good news yesterday as it was announced that he would be placed on the non-football injury list.

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Though the Dolphins are waiving him, since they need his spot on the roster for someone else, they will still pay him his full salary. All the while it will not count toward the cap. It may seem expected, but it’s a very nice gesture and one the NFL definitely needed to have make the rounds.