Here’s the latest in the National Football League:
Jaguars give Bortles 3-year contract extension-Apparently the Jacksonville Jaguars had a change of heart towards the QB who got them within a game of the Super Bowl for the first time since 1996 when they agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension worth $54 million with Blake Bortles. The deal is for goes through 2020 and could be worth up to $66.5 million with incentives and includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money.
— NFL (@NFL) February 25, 2018
Peters Thanks KC Chiefs Fans before Inevitable Trade-The Chiefs haven’t traded Pro-Bowl CB Marcus Peters yet, but he is not waiting for it to happen as he thanked the fans in an Instagram post on Sunday. Peters wrote “The fame don’t make the name and the name don’t make it a game. K.C thank you” on his Social Media page as he’s expected to be traded to the LA Rams for draft picks once the NFL’s new Fiscal year March 14th. Peters has compiled 19 interceptions in his first three NFL seasons and was named first-team All-Pro in 2016, the second of back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances.
Since he entered the league in 2015, no player has more INTs (19) and passes defensed (55).
— NFL (@NFL) February 24, 2018
Torrey Smith Expects to Return to Eagles in 2018-Although his status is uncertain, Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith is confident that he’ll return to the team who gave him his second Super Bowl championship. Smith was the team’s 4th leading WR as he caught 36 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns. Smith’s status is uncertain because the Eagles can create $5 million in cap space by releasing him. Smith had a strong postseason as he caught 13 receptions for 57 yards and a TD. He signed a 3-year contract extension worth $15 million with the Eagles last offseason.
Bryant Wants to Remain with Cowboys-The Dallas Cowboys have a decision to make in the offseason regarding WR Dez Bryant as he is due to make $12.5 million with a $16.5 million cap hit. If they cut him, they will save $12.5 million, Bryant had an injury- plagued 2018 and hasn’t had a 1,000-yard season since signing a 5-year $70 million deal in 2015. Bryant also said although he doesn’t want to leave the Cowboys, that he won’t take a pay cut.
— NFL (@NFL) February 26, 2018
Steelers listening to offers for Martavis Bryant-The Pittsburgh Steelers have an issue with their own Bryant as they’re expected to listen to trade offers during the NFC Combine, according to media sources. Bryant, caught 50 passes for 603 yards and three touchdowns in 15 regular season games in 2017. He recorded 78 receiving yards and a touchdown in the team’s playoff loss to the Jaguars. Bryant caught 76 passes for 1,314 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first 21 games with the Steelers while averaging over 17 yards a catch. He sat out the entire 2016 season while serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He also created news last season when he publicly asked the Steelers to deal him before the Trade Deadline. He enters 2018 in the final year of his contract.
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