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Chiefs CEO backs Alex Smith as starter

Monday, February 27, 2017 11:24 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt reiterated what head coach Andy Reid has been saying throughout the offseason, that QB Alex Smith will continue to be the starting quarterback 'going into 2017.'
The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Russell Okung drawing plenty of interest

Monday, February 27, 2017 11:01 PM EST
Free-agent OT Russell Okung (Broncos) has had plenty of teams inquire about his services, including the New York Giants, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota Vikings.
CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

NYG, Jason Pierre-Paul not near deal

Monday, February 27, 2017 9:56 PM EST
Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul and the team are 'nowhere near' a long-term deal, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson. Pierre-Paul received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27.
New York Post - Paul Schwartz

Adam Humphries receives offer

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:57 PM EST
Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent WR Adam Humphries received a one-year tender offer Monday, Feb. 27.
Tampa Bay Times - Greg Auman

Three Bucs ERFAs receive offers

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:52 PM EST
Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent DB Jude Adjei-Barimah, LB Adarius Glanton and WR Freddie Martino received one-year tender offers Monday, Feb. 27.
Tampa Bay Times - Greg Auman

Nick Caley named TEs coach

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:41 PM EST
New England Patriots offensive assistant Nick Caley has been named the team's new tight ends coach.
ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

Franchise tag for Melvin Ingram

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:30 PM EST
Los Angeles Chargers LB Melvin Ingram received the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27.
SI.com - Albert Breer

Avery Young waived

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:14 PM EST
New Orleans Saints OT Avery Young was waived Monday, Feb. 27.
ESPN.com - Field Yates

Jacksonville adds Greg Van Roten

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:09 PM EST
Free-agent OG Greg Van Roten (Packers) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, Feb. 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Jaguars.com

Mixed reviews on Jabrill Peppers

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:04 PM EST
Michigan S Jabrill Peppers is a 'bigger, more explosive version of Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu,' according to one NFC executive, but an AFC college scouting director said Peppers struggles in coverage and needs the right scheme to be successful.
NFL.com - Bucky Brooks

WAS unlikely to pursue Latavius Murray

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:04 PM EST
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to be an option for the Washington Redskins during free agency, in the opinion of CSNMidAtlantic.com's Rich Tandler.
CSNMidAtlantic.com - Rich Tandler

Dontari Poe still a tag candidate

Monday, February 27, 2017 7:16 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent DT Dontari Poe could still receive the franchise tag if the team is able to re-sign impending free-agent SS Eric Berry before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Geno Smith open to being a backup

Monday, February 27, 2017 7:11 PM EST
New York Jets impending free-agent QB Geno Smith (knee) said he is open to being a backup for a team but believes he can still be a starter. He should be a full participant once training camp starts because he is in the fifth month of his recovery from knee surgery and was expected to be sidelined for six to eight months.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

KC trying to sign Eric Berry

Monday, February 27, 2017 7:00 PM EST
The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to re-sign impending free-agent SS Eric Berry before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1, according to source.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

Kansas City may have competition at LG

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:55 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs OGs Zach Fulton and Parker Ehinger could compete for the starting left guard job next season.
ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Sheldon Richardson may be trade option

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:44 PM EST
The New York Jets are expected to make DE Sheldon Richardson available in a trade since his 2017 salary will become fully guaranteed Thursday, March 9. The Jets likely would ask for a first-round pick in a deal for Richardson but may have to settle for a lower draft pick, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.
ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Pittsburgh may look at two CBs

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:33 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Morris Claiborne and Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick could be options for the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler.
ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Gabe Martin returns to Arizona

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:13 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals exclusive rights free-agent LB Gabe Martin signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals Monday, Feb. 27. Financial terms were not disclosed.
AZCardinals.com - Kyle Odegard

Antonio Brown contract update

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:13 PM EST
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown signed a new five-year deal Monday, Feb. 27, worth $72.71 million.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Ed Bouchette

Five-year deal for Antonio Brown

Monday, February 27, 2017 6:01 PM EST
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown's new deal is five years in length. As stated earlier, the deal is worth more than $15 million.
Steelers.com

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif close to extension

Monday, February 27, 2017 5:56 PM EST
Kansas City Chiefs OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and the Chiefs are finalizing a five-year, $41.25 million extension, according to a source.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Antonio Brown agrees to big deal

Monday, February 27, 2017 5:40 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown reached an agreement to become the NFL's highest paid wide receiver Monday, Feb. 27, according to a source. Brown will earn more than $15 million per year.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

San Francisco tenders two players

Monday, February 27, 2017 5:29 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers LB Carl Bradford and DT Mike Purcell were tendered to one-year contracts Monday, Feb. 27.
49ers.com

More on Le'Veon Bell's franchise tag

Monday, February 27, 2017 5:18 PM EST
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was given the exclusive franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27, meaning he cannot negotiate with other teams. The tag will earn Bell at least $12 million for 2017.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly

Jason Pierre-Paul does receive tag

Monday, February 27, 2017 5:02 PM EST
Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul was given the franchise tag Monday, Feb. 27. The tag is expected to be around $17 million.
NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

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