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3:03 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets, who once considered quarterback Sam Darnold an untouchable asset, are open to listening to trade offers. “I will answer the call if it’s made,” general manager Joe Douglas said Wednesday in a video conference with reporters, confirming previous reports that the Jets are willing
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5:57 PM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — As teams continued to court J.J. Watt during his 16-day stint as a free agent, the three-time All-Pro pass rusher said all signs kept pointing him to the Arizona Cardinals, with whom he signed a two-year deal on Tuesday. He picked the Cardinals on Monday from a group of
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3:12 PM ET The Houston Texans restructured running back David Johnson‘s contract, which now will be worth up to $6 million in 2021, including $4.25 million fully guaranteed at signing, a source told ESPN. Johnson might have been a salary cap casualty if he had not restructured his contract. Johnson, who signed a three-year, $39
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12:57 PM ET Star defensive end J.J. Watt is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, he announced Monday. He received a two-year, $31 million deal that includes $23 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watt made the announcement by sharing a photo on Twitter: source: me. pic.twitter.com/1Y6okQBUy5 — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021
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4:08 PM ET Former NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon will return to the sport in the startup Fan Controlled Football league, as a member of the Zappers, team owner Bob Menery told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday. Gordon will join former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel on that team’s roster. The league, which began play this
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1:30 PM ET Associated Press The number of minority hires for open positions in the NFL nearly doubled to 34.6% in 2021. According to the league’s demographics study obtained Friday by The Associated Press, the minority hirings included: three general managers, two head coaches, three offensive coordinators, six defensive coordinators, four special-teams coordinators, three quarterbacks
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2:07 PM ET The Houston Texans have released running back Duke Johnson, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. The Texans acquired Johnson from the Cleveland Browns during training camp in 2019 for a third-round pick. In 11 games for the Texans last season, Johnson rushed for 235 yards and a touchdown on 77
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3:02 PM ET NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told NFL player agents Thursday that they should work together during the upcoming free-agency period to ensure that teams aren’t taking advantage of the reduced 2021 salary cap to limit player salaries, a source who was on the videoconference told ESPN. Speaking on the videoconference, which replaced
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3:43 PM ET Quarterback Deshaun Watson met with new Houston Texans coach David Culley last Friday, according to sources, and informed Culley that he has no intention of suiting up for the team again. Upset over the way the organization has operated in recent years, Watson has asked the Texans to trade him and has
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