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11:40 PM ET The Oakland Raiders have reached a deal with cornerback Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday. The Detroit Lions released Lawson on March 11 in a salary-cap move, saving $4.675 million. Lawson, 27, was a consistent if not flashy cornerback for the Lions. A fourth-round pick (133rd overall) by the Lions in 2014,
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3:30 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts have agreed to a one-year deal with safety Clayton Geathers, according to a source. Colts general manager Chris Ballard said during the combine that they wanted to re-sign Geathers but they were going to let him test the free-agent market first. Geathers recently visited Dallas and Tampa before
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10:18 PM ET HOUSTON — The Houston Texans on Tuesday signed AJ McCarron to be the team’s backup quarterback behind Deshaun Watson. The deal is for one year and $3 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, confirming an NFL Network report. Excited for this New Journey!! God has blessed us GREATLY! My Family &
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9:18 PM ET After a decade with the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Clay Matthews is signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a two-year deal, the Rams announced Tuesday night. The Packers’ career sack leader with 83.5, Matthews registered only 3.5 sacks last season, the lowest single-season total of his career. That was despite playing
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3:48 PM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Cleveland Browns have become the betting favorites to win their first AFC North title, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the current division champions. Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson complimented the Browns on their offseason moves, including the trade for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but pointed
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8:00 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 The NFL’s onside kick might be responsible for more drama than any other single strategy in football. The mere possibility that a team can steal an extra possession has preserved hope and
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8:18 PM ET Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams to be Jared Goff‘s backup, the team announced Monday. Welcome to Los Angeles, Blake! ⛵️#LARams + Blake Bortles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal 📰 » https://t.co/LtgHTYB3RQ — Los Angeles Rams
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1:53 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants aren’t in tear-it-all-down mode. They’re building, according to general manager Dave Gettleman. In his mind, that doesn’t preclude the Giants from making noise this year. “Really and truly, you can win while you’re building,” Gettleman said Monday on a conference call with reporters to
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11:16 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have a new leading contender for their starting center vacancy. The Saints agreed to a four-year, $24 million contract with former Minnesota Vikings guard/center Nick Easton, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The agreement comes one day after news broke that the Saints’ Pro Bowl
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6:09 PM ET Former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron reached agreement Sunday on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He becomes the second notable veteran defensive player added by the Steelers in free agency, joining former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson, who signed a
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