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Late Raiders WR Cliff Branch, former coach Dick Vermeil named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists
Branch caught 501 passes for 8,685 yards and 67 touchdowns in 14 seasons (1972 to '85) for the franchise. He also had 73 postseason receptions for 1,289 yards and five touchdowns. Only Jerry Rice, Julian Edelman and Michael Irvin have more postseason receiving yards than Branch. Vermeil, 84, went 126-114, including playoffs, in 15 seasons as a coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, St. louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.
 

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Jacksonville Jaguars trade QB Gardner Minshew to Philadelphia Eagles for conditional 2022 sixth-round pick
For his career, Minshew has completed 501 of 797 passes for 5,530 yards with 37 TDs and 11 interceptions.

Source: Minnesota Vikings, S Harrison Smith agree to 4-year, $64 million extension
Drafted 29th overall in the 2012 draft, Smith is a five-time Pro Bowler and was named first-team All-Pro in 2017.

New York Jets acquire pass-rusher Shaq Lawson from Houston Texans, source says
Lawson, who had 4.5 sacks for Miami last season, has 20.5 sacks in five NFL seasons, the first four with the Buffalo Bills .
 

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Sources: New England Patriots cut Cam Newton; Mac Jones to start
Jones finished the preseason 36-of-52 for 389 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions, playing 107 snaps, easily the highest total among Patriots quarterbacks. Newton had started every preseason game but didn't play as much overall (39 snaps). He finished the preseason 14-of-21 for 162 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Competition over: Philadelphia Eagles name Jalen Hurts starter
Hurts, the team's second-round pick in 2020, started four games as a rookie in place of Carson Wentz. He completed 52 percent of his throws for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing for 354 yards and three scores.
 

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Seattle Seahawks rework final year of LT Duane Brown's contract, sources say

The Seattle Seahawks and left tackle Duane Brown have agreed to a reworked final year of his deal that pays a $7 million signing bonus and $4 million in salary, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and Adam Schefter. Brown, who ended his first "hold-in" on Monday, was scheduled to make $10 million in base salary this season with another $1 million available in per-game roster bonuses. He doesn't receive any new money in 2021 with the adjustment, but he gets more money up front with much of his salary converted to a signing bonus.Brown has made four Pro Bowls in 14 seasons, ranked second among tackles last season in ESPN's pass block win rate and has been the unquestioned leader of Seattle's offensive line.

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340 days, two surgeries and Dak is back: Why the Dallas Cowboys have zero concerns about Prescott
Will Dak be Dak? The Cowboys have no doubt. It is impossible to know with certainty, of course, but Prescott says he has done all he could do physically and mentally.

Amid 'a lot of unknowns,' Aaron Rodgers prepares to begin 17th season with Green Bay Packers
The season has a "Last Dance" feel to it not only because of Rodgers but also the fact that the Packers have significant salary-cap issues next season that could force them to overhaul the roster.
 

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Jordan Mailata, Philadelphia Eagles reach 4-year, $64 million extension

The Philadelphia Eagles are signing left tackle Jordan Mailata to a four-year, $64 million extension, Mailata's agents confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday. The deal, which runs through the 2025 season, could be worth up to $80 million and includes $40.85 million guaranteed, agents Jeff Nalley and Graylan Crain told ESPN. It was completed Saturday, just before the team left its facility to fly to Atlanta for its season-opener against the Falconss. Mailata, 24, did not play his first two seasons in the NFL, but he showed marked improvement under the tutelage of offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. He started 10 games last season as the Eagles' offensive front was hit hard by injuries and proved himself well.

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Indianapolis Colts, RB Nyheim Hines agree on three-year contract extension, agents say

The Indianapolis Colts and running back Nyheim have agreed to a three-year extension through 2024 his agents Ed Wasielewski and Jeremy Appledorf of EMG Sports tell ESPN.The deal carries an average value of $6.2 million, making Hines one of the top 10 highest-paid running backs in the NFL -- and earning the most money per year for any non-lead back. The Colts announced they had signed Hines to an extension Saturday, but did not provide details.Hines has 170 catches during his first three seasons, sixth most among all running backs during that stretch. He also has an average of 14.9 yards per punt return, which would rank first in NFL history. Hines becomes the third member of the Colts' 2018 draft class to earn an extension this offseason, joining linebacker Derius Leonard and offensive tackle Braden Smith. That class also includes All-Pro guard Ouenton Nelson, who likely would sign a record-setting deal among guards when/if an extension is eventually done.

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NameTeam when arrestedCrime
Dwayne GoodrichDallas CowboysCriminally negligent homicide
Thomas "Hollywood" HendersonRetiredSexual assault, bribery
Darryl HenleyLos Angeles RamsDrug trafficking, attempted conspiracy to commit murder
Aaron HernandezNew England PatriotsFirst-degree murder
 
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