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6:16 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS – Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced on Friday afternoon. The details of Thielen’s new deal were revealed in an Instagram post by Team IFA, the agency that represents the 28-year-old receiver. Thielen is set to
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5:19 PM ET Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster won’t be suspended, the NFL announced Friday, but he will be fined the equivalent of two game checks. Foster will accept the fine, opting not to appeal the NFL’s decision, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Foster was arrested on Nov. 24 and charged with misdemeanor domestic
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4:54 PM ET ESPN News Services An attorney for Robert Kraft argued Friday that the public release of video evidence in the prostitution solicitation case against the New England Patriots owner would invade his privacy, while a state attorney acknowledged there was no evidence of human trafficking at the spa Kraft visited. William Burck told
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11:52 AM ET The Carolina Panthers have signed veteran free-agent receiver Chris Hogan to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. Hogan, who is coming off a season in which he totaled 35 receptions for 532 yards and three touchdowns for the New England Patriots, brings veteran experience to a Carolina receiving corps that moved
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7:26 PM ET The New York Jets added a veteran backup behind Le’Veon Bell, signing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ty Montgomery on Thursday. A league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that it’s a one-year deal. Montgomery also has experience as a kickoff returner, another need for the Jets, who hosted the free agent this
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5:37 PM ET ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden has some pointed advice for his new general manager as Mike Mayock approaches his first NFL draft as the Oakland Raiders’ general manager, after years as a draft analyst for NFL Network. Especially with the Raiders holding so much draft capital. “Don’t mess it up, dude,” Gruden
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1:16 PM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens reached a one-year extension with seven-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This officially ends speculation that this year would be the final one for Yanda, who was entering the final year of his four-year, $32 million contract. Yanda,
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9:24 PM ET Michael Rothstein Close ESPN Staff Writer Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Two class action lawsuits have been filed this week by former
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7:48 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas says he has no hard feelings toward the Seahawks despite his tumultuous final year in Seattle. He even thinks he’ll sign a ceremonial contract to officially finish his career there when the time comes. Thomas said as much during an interview with the Rich Eisen
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2:18 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In their first personnel move at tight end since Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement in late March, the New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with Austin Seferian-Jenkins, a source tells ESPN’s Field Yates. The 6-foot-5, 262-pound Seferian-Jenkins immediately becomes the Patriots’ most accomplished pass-catcher at tight
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5:21 PM ET The New England Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski have agreed to a two-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Gostkowski, who turned 35 in January, has been the Patriots’ kicker since the team selected him in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2006 draft. He had big shoes to fill,
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6:54 PM ET Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray headlines a list of 23 prospects who have committed to attending the NFL draft in Nashville, Tennessee, later this month. It has been widely speculated that the Arizona Cardinals will select the Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 1 overall pick when they make their selection on Thursday,
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12:33 PM ET XFL commissioner Oliver Luck said Monday on the PFT PM podcast that the league plans to use a three-tiered extra-point system after touchdowns and a 2-point conversion shootout in overtime when it launches in 2020. Luck discussed the plans when asked how the XFL plans to differentiate itself from the NFL game.
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7:32 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers disputed the notion that he and former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy couldn’t coexist and denied that team president Mark Murphy told him not to the be the problem when the two discussed new coach Matt LaFleur. Both assertions were made in a story published
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3:28 PM ET The Arizona Cardinals re-signed defensive tackle Rodney Gunter to a one-year contract on Monday. Gunter decided to return to Arizona after making a free-agent visit with the Green Bay Packers last week. The Cardinals also signed offensive linemen Andrew Lauderdale (Arizona Hotshots) and Jeremiah Poutasi (Salt Lake City Stallions), who had both
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7:35 PM ET Ryan Shazier has hit many milestones since he suffered a severe spinal injury that threatened his ability to walk. But the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker just shared maybe his best yet: executing a box jump, clearing what appears to be about three feet. Asked via text about the viral video on his Instagram,
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