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[May 03, 2017]
May 2 (The Sports Xchange) -
Free-agent running back Jamaal Charles, who has been hampered by
knee injuries in recent years, agreed to a one-year contract with
the Denver Broncos, the team announced Tuesday.
The deal is worth up to $3.75 million, according to NFL Network
Insider Ian Rapoport.
Charles was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in February after
spending nine seasons with that club and becoming the Chiefs' career
The Buffalo Bills declined to pick up the fifth-year option on
receiver Sammy Watkins' contract, the team announced.
The decision means Watkins will be an unrestricted free agent
following the 2017 season. The option for 2018 was for $13.258
Watkins has experienced injury issues during his first three NFL
seasons and played in just eight games last season due to a foot
The Carolina Panthers exercised the fifth-year option on wide
receiver Kelvin Benjamin and also waived five players -- safety Tre
Boston, cornerback Lou Young, fullback Devon Johnson and offensive
tackles Jordan Rigsbee and Jake Rodgers.
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The Detroit Lions exercised the fifth-year option on
the contract of tight end Eric Ebron.
A first-round pick in 2014, Ebron will earn $8.26 million in 2018,
the average of the top-10 for players at his position (based on cap
Calvin Pryor is officially entering a contract year after the New
York Jets informed the fourth-year safety his 2018 option would be
Pryor, a three-year starter at safety and former first-round pick
out of Louisville, would have made $5.266 million in salary for
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