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Falcons, LB Jones reach $57M deal through ’23

[ad_1] The Atlanta Falcons have reached a four-year, $57 million extension with star linebacker Deion Jones through the 2023 season, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.The length of the deal was announced by the team. Rosenhaus told ESPN that the extension includes $34 million guaranteed for the one-time Pro Bowler.Jones, a former second-round draft pick from LSU who led the Falcons in tackles during the 2016 and
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Gould happy with deal after ‘weird offseason’

[ad_1] Robbie Gould says he's happy to put negotiations with the 49ers behind him after a "weird offseason," and that although Chicago will always be home for him, he's excited to return to San Francisco to play football for at least the next two seasons.The veteran kicker, appearing on The Adam Schefter Podcast, discussed his new contract with the 49ers that was agreed upon before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline to
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Knicks sign free agent Bullock to 2-year deal

[ad_1] Free agent forward Reggie Bullock has signed a two-year, $8.2 million deal with New York Knicks, his agent David Bauman told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.The second year of the deal is a team option, according to Wojnarowski.Bullock and the Knicks reworked the deal after his medical issues forced the team to back out of its original two-year, $21 million agreement.The 28-year-old Bullock averaged 11.3 points in 63 games
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One player each team should trade for — or deal away — before the deadline

[ad_1] The trade deadline is two weeks from Wednesday. And remember: July 31 is the only trade deadline this year. None of those August waiver deals in years past, like Justin Verlander going to the Astros in 2017 or the Yankees acquiring Andrew McCutchen last season. That also means teams have two weeks to decide if they're contenders or pretenders, and what happens between now and then could potentially open
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Falcons, DT Jarrett reach $68M deal

[ad_1] The Atlanta Falcons and star defensive tackle Grady Jarrett have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract extension, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The sides had until 4 p.m. ET to agree to the deal with Jarrett, who initially received the $15.209 million franchise tag. Jarrett signed the tag in April, which was a precursor to the long-term deal.1 RelatedNow with Jarrett signed, the Falcons can focus their attention on
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Simmons, 76ers have 5-year, $170M deal

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers and star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, Simmons' agent Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.The sides had until mid-October to finalize the extension of Simmons' rookie deal, but Paul and Sixers general manager Elton Brand completed the deal significantly sooner.ESPN reported earlier this month that the Sixers had offered the max $170 million extension to Simmons, the NBA Rookie
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Simmons, 76ers have 5-year, $170M deal

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers and star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, Simmons' agent Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.The sides had until mid-October to finalize the extension of Simmons' rookie deal, but Paul and Sixers general manager Elton Brand completed the deal significantly sooner.ESPN reported earlier this month that the Sixers had offered the max $170 million extension to Simmons, the NBA Rookie
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Clowney won’t get deal by deadline

[ad_1] Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will not get a long-term deal done by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to sign players who have been franchised, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.No trade in the works for him either, the sources said.Clowney is expected to miss most, if not all, of training camp as he still hasn't signed his franchise tender, worth $15.967 million for the 2019 season.1 RelatedThe Texans tagged
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49ers reach deal with kicker Gould

[ad_1] The San Francisco 49ers and kicker Robbie Gould reached agreement Monday morning on a long-term deal, beating the deadline for franchise players to sign a deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Back in April, the sides were at such an impasse that Gould requested a trade. The team said then it wouldn't honor Gould's request.San Francisco put the franchise tag on Gould in February, a designation that came with an
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Royals deal RHP Bailey to Athletics for prospect

[ad_1] The Kansas City Royals have traded right-hander Homer Bailey to the Athletics, Oakland announced Sunday.This season, Bailey is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA -- his best since 2014. His numbers have improved over the past month and a half, as he had a 3.48 ERA in June, going 3-1, and a 3.60 ERA in July.Bailey had been set to pitch Sunday for Kansas City against the Detroit Tigers, but