Jets to Release Darrelle Revis

The Jets announced the pending release of cornerback Darrelle Revis tonight with a statement from owner Woody Johnson

“Darrelle Revis is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Jets uniform,” said Jets owner Woody Johnson. “His combination of talent, preparation and instincts is rare and helped him become one of the most dominant players of his generation. I appreciate Darrelle’s contributions to this organization and, wherever his career takes him, his home will always be here with the Jets.”

Revis has a $6 million salary guarantee that should still be owed to him unless his recent arrest allowed the Jets to void the guarantee. Continue reading Jets to Release Darrelle Revis »

NFL Franchise Tag Season Begins

With the deadline to designate franchise players just two days away, many NFL teams began the process today and designating their franchise players. The official franchise designations were made by the Cardinals, Steelers, and Panthers on Chandler Jones, Le’Veon Bell and Kawann Short. The Giants will also be tagging Jason Pierre-Paul but did not officially place the designation on him. None of the names thus far are a surprise. Continue reading NFL Franchise Tag Season Begins »

Steelers and Antonio Brown Agree on $68M Contract

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the Steelers and Antonio Brown have come to terms on a massive $68 million contract extension that will make him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL by over $2 million a season on an annual basis.

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Browns Release Receiver Andrew Hawkins

The makeover of the Cleveland Browns continues with the release of receiver Andrew Hawkins in what is a sign of the Browns continuing with a youth movement as they overhaul their entire franchise. The Browns released a statement from head coach Hue Jackson praising Hawkins work last season with the teams young receivers that read in part:

“Our young players are going to be better players and better people because of the time they spent with Andrew Hawkins”

Though it did not get much attention, Hawkins signed one of the more interesting contracts in recent memory back in 2014, which I think is worth looking back on. Continue reading Browns Release Receiver Andrew Hawkins »

49ers Sign Earl Mitchell

Since the Super Bowl 19 name value players have been released from their contracts and today the first one of those players actually signed a new contract when Earl Mitchell agreed to a four year, $16 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. While we don’t know the full details Matt Maiocco tweeted out that the first year salary is $5.5 million which is a pretty nice haul for a player who was released in part because his former team determined paying him $4 million for the season was too high. Continue reading 49ers Sign Earl Mitchell »

Bucs Release Verner

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be release cornerback Alterraun Verner according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Verner’s release will save the team $6.5 million.  As is typical with Buccaneers contract there will be no dead money associated with the release since the Bucs do not use signing bonuses and all the guarantees in Verner’s contract had run out. Tampa Bay should now have around $68 million in cap room, which ranks fourth in the NFL behind the Browns, 49ers, and Jaguars.  Continue reading Bucs Release Verner »

Jets Release Folk and Giacomini

The New York Jets announced today that they are cutting veteran kicker Nick Folk and tackle Breno Giacomini in what are the first of what should be many releases made by the Jets this offseason. Both players were entering the final years of their contracts, both of which were signed in 2014. The two moves will save the Jets $7.5 million in cap space. Continue reading Jets Release Folk and Giacomini »