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Wild sign Ryan Hartman to 3-year, $5.1M contract extension

Apr. 22, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed forward Ryan Hartman to a three-year, $5.1 million contract extension Thursday night. Hartman was eligible to become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer. The deal with an average annual value of...

Raiders GM 'energized' by changes on offensive line

Apr. 22, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders spent the start of free agency dismantling their expensive offensive line, trading away three high-paid starters for mid-round picks. While most outsiders viewed the moves to deal Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson and Trent Brown as a setback for the...

Caserio tries to improve Texans without pick in 1st 2 rounds

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

67. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach/general manager Bill O’Brien was fired after an 0-4 start and Romeo Crennel took over as interim coach. He couldn’t turn things around, and the Texans finished 4-12 after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons....

Free agency sets up Giants, Judge for NFL draft at No. 11

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

11. NEW YORK GIANTS (6-10) LAST SEASON: Despite an 0-5 start and the loss of Saquon Barkley to a knee injury in the second game, Joe Judge's first season as an NFL coach ended with hope. The Giants had a chance to win the NFC East on the final weekend before Washington...

Rams CB Darious Williams signs restricted free agent tender

Apr. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Cornerback Darious Williams has signed his restricted free agent tender to return to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams confirmed the formality Wednesday for their up-and-coming defensive back. Williams had four...

49ers sign RB Wayne Gallman to 1-year deal

Apr. 21, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent running back Wayne Gallman Jr. to a one-year deal. The addition of Gallman on Wednesday gives the 49ers another option in the backfield behind Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. before next week's...

Raiders sign cornerback Rasul Douglas

Apr. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Rasul Douglas. The deal announced Monday gives the Raiders a veteran option to complement the young cornerbacks already on the roster. Douglas was originally...

Odum, Pascal sign tenders to stay with Indianapolis Colts

Apr. 19, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Restricted free agents George Odum and Zach Pascal have signed their one-year tenders to play with the Indianapolis Colts next season, the team announced Monday. Both were restricted free agents. Odum led the NFL with 20 special...

Jackson returning to Patriots after signing one-year tender

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed cornerback J.C. Jackson, bringing back the former undrafted free agent who finished second in the NFL in interceptions in 2020. The restricted free agent returns to New England where he will be paid $3.88 million this upcoming...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

Apr. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of...