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RG III agrees to return to Ravens on 2-year deal

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens on Thursday agreed to a two-year deal with Robert Griffin III, who will become the top backup to Lamar Jackson and continue to be a valuable mentor to the new franchise quarterback.Griffin, 29, got his NFL career back on track last season with the Ravens after being out of the league for a year. He was expected to return in 2019 after
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Rays bank on Snell with $50M deal

[ad_1] 2:49 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Reigning American League Cy Young winner Blake Snell agreed Thursday to a record-setting five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays, league sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.Snell, 26, rode an otherworldly final two months of the 2018 season to a 21-5 record and a 1.89
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Betts content to wait for free agency, longer deal

[ad_1] FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020.Despite Mike Trout's pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies and Alex Bregman's pending $100 million, six-year contract with the Houston Astros, Betts is content to
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Sources — ChiSox, Jimenez agree to record deal

[ad_1] 4:01 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Top outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez, who has yet to play a day in the major leagues, agreed to a six-year, $43 million contract with the Chicago White Sox that includes two club options, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.The deal was first reported by ZDeportes in the Dominican
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Astros extend Bregman on 6-year deal

[ad_1] Third baseman Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Astros, a source confirmed to ESPN.Bregman, 24, is coming off an All-Star season in which he finished fifth in MVP voting after posting a .926 OPS to go with 31 home runs, 103 RBIs and 10 steals.With Bregman not eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season, the deal buys out his
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Ex-Packers LB Matthews to Rams on 2-year deal

[ad_1] 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 in all 16 games in the final season of a five-year, $66 million contract.The 2009 first-round pick (26th
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Cowboys agree to 1-year deal with WR Cobb

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- As the second wave of free agency begins, the Dallas Cowboys filled a need by agreeing to a one-year contract with veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb, the team announced Tuesday.The deal is worth $5 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Cobb visited with the Cowboys at The Star on Monday, taking a physical and meeting with coaches and staff. The club also met with safety Clayton
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Cowboys, WR Cobb agree to 1-year deal

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- As the second wave of free agency begins, the Dallas Cowboys filled a need by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million deal with veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Cobb visited with the Cowboys at The Star on Monday, taking a physical and meeting with coaches and staff. The club also met with safety Clayton Geathers on Monday, with safety Eric Berry,
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Plea deal offers to drop charges against Kraft

[ad_1] Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 24 other men in which charges would be dropped for soliciting prostitution, the Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday.But there is a catch: Kraft and the other men would have to review the evidence and admit they would have been proven guilty at trial, spokesman Mike Edmondon told The Associated Press.Attorneys for Kraft, when asked
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Sports world reacts to Mike Trout’s $430 million deal

[ad_1] Mike Trout is about to become the highest-paid player in sports history, and athletes from all over have taken notice. Here is some of the best social media reaction to the record-setting $430 million deal.Hey @HoustonTexans, Mike Trout and I kinda look alike... so how do you feel about 12 years, $430 million fully guaranteed for me too? 😂😂😂— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 19, 2019 Sources: Emmanuel Sanders signs