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Source — WR Bryant applies for reinstatement

[ad_1] Suspended former Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has formally applied to the NFL for reinstatement, a source told ESPN on Monday.Bryant sent an e-mail to league officials Saturday requesting reinstatement from an indefinite suspension the league imposed in December for Bryant's repeated violations of the league's drug policy.Bryant, 27, was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 2014 but has missed 36 of a possible
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49ers reach deal with K Gould before deadline

[ad_1] Beating Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchised players to sign long-term extensions, the San Francisco 49ers and kicker Robbie Gould reached agreement on a deal, the team announced.Terms were not disclosed. The contract was announced as a four-year deal, but league sources told ESPN it's a two-year, $10.5 million fully guaranteed contract that, including an option clause, could turn into a four-year, $19 million deal with $15 million
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Deadline passes without new deal for Clowney

[ad_1] Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney did not agree to a long-term deal by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to sign players who have been franchised.No trade is in the works for him, either, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Clowney is expected to miss most, if not all, of training camp, as he still hasn't signed his franchise tender, which is worth $15.967 million for the 2019 season.2 RelatedThe Texans tagged
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Falcons, DT Jarrett beat deadline, reach deal

[ad_1] The Atlanta Falcons and star defensive tackle Grady Jarrett agreed to a four-year extension on Monday, the team announced.Terms were not disclosed but sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the contract is worth $68 million.The Falcons had until 4 p.m. ET to agree to the deal with Jarrett, who initially received the $15.209 million franchise tag. Jarrett had signed the tag, which was a precursor to the long-term deal,
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QB Smith sheds leg brace 8 months after injury

[ad_1] ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has finally shed the massive brace on his right leg eight months after breaking his tibia and fibula in gruesome fashion.Smith's wife, Elizabeth, posted a photo Monday of him holding the ring external fixator in his hand. The team's Twitter account re-posted that picture with the message, "The brace is off! A great step for Alex in his recovery."The brace is
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Giants suspend safety Moore following arrest

[ad_1] The New York Giants suspended safety Kamrin Moore on Monday after he was arrested this past weekend in an alleged domestic violence incident.The Giants said he was "suspended by the team pending further investigation."NJ Advance Media, citing the criminal complaint and affidavit, reported that Moore was charged with third-degree aggravated assault after allegedly punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and stepping on her neck last Thursday at his home
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Sources — 49ers reach deal with kicker Gould

[ad_1] Beating Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchised players to sign long-term extensions, the San Francisco 49ers and kicker Robbie Gould reached agreement on a two-year, $10.5 million fully guaranteed deal that, including an option clause, could turn into a four-year, $19 million deal with $15 million guaranteed, league sources told ESPN.It might be the only deal done before the deadline, per sources. The two other players facing a
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Bengals G Boling retiring for health reasons

[ad_1] CINCINNATI -- Bengals guard Clint Boling is retiring from the NFL at age 30 due to health issues, he announced via the team on Monday.A fourth-round draft pick in 2011, Boling started 109 games for the Bengals, including every game for the past two seasons. While Boling mostly played guard, he was asked to move to tackle at times during the last two years due to injuries or struggles
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Ex-Titans LB Morgan, 30, says he’s retiring

[ad_1] 7:43 AM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityFormer Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan is retiring from the NFL at the age of 30, as he looks to turn his attention to making a more significant impact outside of football.Morgan spent nine seasons with the Titans after they selected him with the 16th overall pick in
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Elliott ‘target of extortion’ in complaint

[ad_1] Ezekiel Elliott is the "target of extortion," attorneys for the Dallas Cowboys running back said Saturday, after a security guard filed a complaint claiming assault during a May altercation in Las Vegas."Over the the course of the past several weeks, Mr. Elliott has been the target of extortion," attorneys Scott Rosenblum and Jason Lampert said in a statement. "Kyle Johnson's filing of a criminal complaint against Mr. Elliott in