NFL notebook: Bears acquire Foles
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[March 19, 2020]
The Chicago Bears agreed to
acquire quarterback Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a
2020 fourth-round pick, per multiple reports Wednesday.
Foles was just one season into a four-year, $88 million deal signed
last March. The Jaguars will absorb $18.75 million in dead money in
Multiple reports earlier Wednesday said the Bears discussed a trade
for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, but they had concerns
about his health.
--Seattle Seahawks free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has
found the market cooler than expected, multiple outlets reported.
According to ESPN, Clowney has yet to find a team offering the $20
million annual average he hoped for. NFL Network reported Clowney's
best offer might come from Seattle.
--After nine years with the Denver Broncos, Pro Bowl cornerback
Chris Harris Jr. said he will join the Los Angeles Chargers.
ESPN reported his deal is for two years, $20.25 million. The
Chargers also added former Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph on a
reported two-year, $17 million deal.
--The Broncos reportedly acquired Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell
Casey from the Tennessee Titans for a 2020 seventh-round pick.
Casey, 30, has spent his entire nine-year career with the Titans and
earned his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl selection in 2019. He has
three years and $37.9 million remaining on his contract.
--The New Orleans Saints brought back former safety Malcolm Jenkins
on a four-year, $32 million deal with $16.25 million guaranteed and
up to $3 million additional in incentives.
The Philadelphia Eagles declined the 11-year veteran's $7.85 million
contract option for the 2020 season on Tuesday. Jenkins was the
Saints' first-round pick in 2009.
--The Los Angeles Rams re-signed left tackle Andrew Whitworth and
reportedly added former Bears first-round edge rusher Leonard Floyd
and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson.
Per NFL Network, Whitworth's deal is for three years and $30 million
with $12.5 million in guarantees and $7.5 million more available via
incentives. Floyd's deal is reportedly for one year and $10 million
guaranteed, plus up to $3.5 million in incentives. Robinson got a
two-year, $17 million deal, according to NFL Network.
--Defensive end Dante Fowler agreed to join the Atlanta Falcons on a
reported three-year, $48 million deal.
--The Detroit Lions agreed with cornerback Desmond Trufant on a
two-year, $21 million deal, according to multiple reports, hours
after the Falcons released him. ESPN reported that the new deal
includes a guaranteed $14 million.
--The Minnesota Vikings added former Ravens nose tackle Michael
Pierce on a reported three-year, $27 million deal, and they released
guard Josh Kline.
--The Seahawks brought back former first-round defensive end Bruce
Irvin, and they also reportedly added offensive tackles Brandon
Shell and Cedric Ogbuehi.
--The Carolina Panthers released safety Eric Reid and reportedly
added wide receiver Seth Roberts and guard John Miller. The Bengals
released Miller earlier in the day.
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Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles celebrates with the Vince Lombardi
Trophy after winning Super Bowl LII REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
--The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly signed cornerback Eli Apple,
formerly of the Saints.
--The Arizona Cardinals agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal
with linebacker Devon Kennard, according to NFL Network. The deal
includes $12.25 million guaranteed.
--The New York Jets officially released cornerback Trumaine Johnson
and reportedly re-signed slot corner Brian Poole on a one-year, $5
--The Dallas Cowboys reportedly re-signed cornerback Anthony Brown,
center/guard Joe Looney and kicker Kai Forbath and agreed to terms
with former Jets cornerback Maurice Canady. Brown got a three-year,
$15.5 million deal, per NFL Network.
--The New England Patriots added defensive tackle Beau Allen on a
reported two-year, $8 million deal.
--The Detroit Lions acquired safety Duron Harmon from the Patriots
for a swap of late-round picks and added former Patriot defensive
tackle Danny Shelton on a reported two-year, $8 million deal.
--The Miami Dolphins reportedly added two former Patriots, center
Ted Karras and linebacker Elandon Roberts. Karras' deal is one year
for $4 million, per The Athletic.
--The Cincinnati Bengals released cornerback B.W. Webb, and they
added guard Xavier Su'a-Filo on a three-year, $10 million deal, per
--The Cleveland Browns reportedly added former Raiders first-round
safety Karl Joseph and linebacker B.J. Goodson.
--The Washington Redskins reportedly retained defensive end Nate
Orchard and added safety Sean Davis and running back J.D. McKissic.
--The New York Giants added offensive tackle Cameron Fleming on a
one-year deal with a max value of $4 million, per NFL Network.
--The San Francisco 49ers re-signed center Ben Garland on a reported
one-year, $2.25 million deal.
--The Green Bay Packers reportedly re-signed tight end Marcedes
Lewis for one year and $2.5 million.
--The Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly added defensive lineman Rodney
Gunter on a three-year deal.
--The Pittsburgh Steelers released fullback Roosevelt Nix, one day
after signing fullback Derek Watt.
--The Buffalo Bills reportedly added running back Taiwan Jones on a
--Field Level Media
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