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According to an AP source, the Jaguars have traded LB Joe Schobert to the Steelers as part of their rebuilding efforts.

MARK LONG, AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. AP National Sports JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to trade linebacker Joe Schobert, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Because neither side had publicly signed the contract, the person talked to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Thursday night.
Schobert did confirm the trade to ESPN, saying “wonderful location to play behind that D-line.”
Both teams benefit from the move, and Schobert returns to the AFC North.
Cleveland was his home for the first four years of his NFL career.

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The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly made their final contract offer to Jamal Adams and are ‘not budge’ on the agreement.

The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for the start of the 2021 NFL season, and if Jamal Adams rejects the team’s newest contract offer, a standoff between the two parties might extend until next offseason.
Seattle paid a high price for Adams in 2020, sending two first-round picks to the New York Jets in exchange for the All-Pro safety.
Adams had a strong first season with the organization, and the two sides wanted to sign a long-term contract before the end of his contract year.
But, the two parties’ talks have come to a halt.
The front office of Seattle already thought it had overspent its budget, but the star defense was not thrilled with the proposals.
With the start of Week 1 approaching, things may be reaching a tipping point.
According to Adam Jude and Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the Seahawks have made their last offers to Adams.
If he doesn’t accept, the team won’t move any further. It’s worth noting that Adams hasn’t declared he won’t play until a new contract is signed.
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Seattle knew going into the talks that one of the finest players in the league had clout with the team.
When a team trades multiple first-round picks for a star on the verge of a new contract, the star gains negotiating leverage.
According to reports, the Seahawks are willing to offer him the highest-paid safety in the league.
Adams could make $17.5 million each season in annual compensation over four seasons, with $38 million guaranteed, according to the team’s final offer.
There’s a reason Seattle isn’t willing to raise its offer, according to reports.
Bobby Wagner, the team’s heart and a long-time leader in the locker room, is paid $18 million every season.
Seattle does not want Wagner to earn less than Adams, according to Jude and Condotta.
According to the Seattle Times, Russell Wilson is willing to change his contract in order to give Adams greater flexibility in negotiating a new contract.
In addition, Seattle is reportedly delaying meaningful talks with left tackle Duane Brown until Adams’ situation is resolved.
The franchise tag is in Seattle’s back pocket.
Adams, a top free agent in 2022, is expected to receive the exclusive franchise tag for $12.4 million.
If the two sides can’t come to an agreement on a long-term contract, he’ll be eligible for the tag again, which will cost around $15 million.
But, this creates a larger schism between this franchise and one of its most important actors.
Given Wilson’s offseason controversy and Brown’s new contract issues, the Seahawks will need to settle something out quickly or things may get ugly.

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The Seattle Seahawks have extended an offer to Jamal Adams; there have been no further conversations with Duane Brown.

RENTON, WASHINGTON
— A source tells ESPN that the Seattle Seahawks have made another contract offer to Pro Bowl strong safety Jamal Adams and are waiting to hear whether he would accept it.
Meanwhile, a source verified that the organization and Adams’ representative had not spoken in several days.
Adams is expected to sign a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, surpassing Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos’ $15.25 million per year average.
Early in the offseason, the Seahawks and Adams’ agent began negotiating, and they proceeded until the start of training camp until their recent inaction.
Both Adams and left tackle Duane Brown arrived during camp on schedule, but have yet to participate due to their unresolved contract problems. They were both spectators at Seattle’s 10th session on Tuesday.
While it’s evident that the Seahawks intend to keep Adams, a 25-year veteran who becomes 36 later this month, it’s unclear whether they’ll do the same with Brown, a 14-year veteran who reaches 36 later this month.
According to ESPN, the Seahawks and Brown are not currently considering a new contract.
When asked if an extension for Brown is being discussed or is off the table, Carroll responded, “Nothing new is happening with that at this point.” When asked if there’s anything new with Adams, Carroll simply said, “no.”
According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Adams’ agent have not re-engaged in negotiations this week, and the organization is not currently in talks with Brown.
According to the New York Times, quarterback Russell Wilson has told the organization that he’s willing to shift money around in his contract to make room for Adams and Brown extensions, which a source confirmed.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, have traditionally been skeptical of deal restructures that push cap obligations into future years, having done so only twice since Schneider and Carroll joined in 2010.
When Wilson’s current contract expires after the 2023 season, another restructure would make him more expensive to extend or franchise tag.
It would add to Seattle’s already large amount of dead money if he was traded before then.
Brown’s absence, combined with injuries to three of his backups — Cedric Ogbuehi, Jamarco Jones, and Tommy Champion — has pushed rookie sixth-round pick Stone Forsythe into action at left tackle.
Carroll announced on Tuesday that Ogbuehi will be out for another several weeks due to a biceps strain.
Carroll stated in June that the club expected a contract with Adams to be completed before the start of training camp.
He expressed hope following the first practice of camp that Adams’ extension would be completed “very soon,” but Adams has yet to practice due to the lack of a agreement.
As he has watched from the sidelines, he has been engaged and in high spirits, offering guidance to younger defensive backs, dancing, applauding huge plays by Seattle’s defense, and waving to supporters.
Adams is represented by Kevin Conner, who last year helped the Buffalo Bills sign cornerback Tre’Davious White to a four-year, $69 million contract extension.
The agreement was not finalized until a week before the season began.
When the Broncos granted Simmons a four-year, $61 million contract in March that included $35 million in guarantees, he became the league’s highest-paid safety.
For the time being, Adams is due to earn $9.86 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract, which the Seahawks acquired from the New York Jets last summer in exchange for a package of assets that included two first-rounders.

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Xavien Howard asks the Dolphins for a trade: ‘I’m just here so I don’t get fined.’

The 28-year-old agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at the time.
While coming off his greatest season in the league in 2020, he is due $12 million in non-guaranteed money in 2021.
Jalen Ramsey ($20 million AVG), Marlon Humphrey ($19.5 million AAV), Tre’Davious White ($17.25 million AAV), Darius Slay ($16.6 million AAV), and teammate Byron Jones ($16.5 million AAV) all have higher contracts than Howard.
Howard and his agency never asked for a new contract, preferring to propose alternatives such as more guaranteed money.
The Dolphins turned down those pitches, according to the Baylor product.
Howard was chosen 38th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by Miami.
During his five-year career, he has 55 pass deflections and 22 interceptions to go along with two Pro Bowl appearances and a First Team All-Pro selection in 2020.
Regarding Howard’s future, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on “SportsCenter” on Sunday that many in the NFL believe the Houston Texans could be a good fit for the two-time Pro Bowler.
This is due to the fact that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has asked for a trade and has stated that he would accept a transfer to Miami.

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Xavien Howard asks the Miami Dolphins for a trade: ‘I don’t feel valued or respected.’

Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins revealed in a statement Tuesday night that he has requested a trade, arguing that he has outperformed his contract.
Howard stated, “I don’t feel cherished or respected by the Dolphins.”
“I can take a business-first approach just like they can.” Howard reported to training camp on Tuesday after being upset all summer by Miami’s refusal to modify his deal.
Howard signed a five-year, $75 million contract in 2019, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at the time.
But, after a 10-interception season (the most in the NFL since 2007) that won him an All-Pro selection, he is due $12 million in non-guaranteed money this year.
Howard’s contract is now the sixth-best per-year average, and he recently switched agents to help him negotiate a better deal.
“The footage backs up my assertion that I’m one of the finest cornerbacks in the league,” Howard said.
“But, I’m the second best paid cornerback on my own team, and it’s not even close.” In free agency last year, Byron Jones, the corner opposite Howard, signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal.
Howard and his new agent, David Canter, never asked for a new term, preferring to propose alternatives such as more guaranteed money on a modified contract, according to Howard.
The organization turned down those pitches, and he claimed that “the organization has not worked with me in good faith.”
“That’s why I want to be clear that I’m unhappy and have asked for a trade,” Howard stated.
“Until that trade comes, I’m just here to avoid getting fined, and I’ll handle myself like a pro,” Howard said. Howard has the ability to play press-man coverage and catch the ball.
Since joining the league in 2016, he has 22 interceptions and 55 pass deflections.
Just Marcus Peters (23) of the Baltimore Ravens had more picks in that time frame.
In 2019, Miami received two first-round selections in return for left tackle Laremy Tunsil, the last time it traded an outstanding talent.

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Jordan Love’s playing time with the Green Bay Packers will be affected by Aaron Rodgers’ new contract.

Jordan Love’s situation with the Green Bay Packers just became more complicated with the return of Aaron Rodgers for at least one more season.
Despite the fact that Love was a first-round pick in 2020, Rodgers is the undisputed starter, and he’ll have to remain on the bench for at least another year.
Love needed a year to adjust to the tempo of the professional game from the moment he declared himself eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft.
But, Love’s future in Green Bay is questionable at the moment, after Rodgers’ MVP season and his return to the team yesterday, as well as the fact that he now has control of his own destiny.
When will Jordan Love make his Packers debut?
The resumption of the preseason, which was canceled in 2020, will assist Love develop this season.
Starting quarterbacks rarely play in August, but given Rodgers’ caliber, the second-year QB will see plenty of action in the coming weeks.
Aaron Rodgers reacts to Jordan Love’s attempt to refer to himself as the Packers’ starting quarterback pic.twitter.com/PQKpObUt6j — Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) July 26, 2021 But predicting when Love will play in a game that matters is difficult.
Of course, garbage time or a week 17 game when/if Green Bay rests its starters for the playoffs are his best bets.
Yet, with Rodgers on the roster, there’s no chance the kid will be the starter.
Green Bay Packers Training Camp In the end, it might all be part of the Packers’ game plan.
Rodgers, after all, waited on the bench for three years before taking over for Brett Favre and becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Green Bay may be hoping to do the same with Love: maintain him as a backup quarterback as long as Rodgers is still on the roster, and then give Love a chance to prove himself.
The Aaron Rodgers story came to an conclusion on Monday, July 26, when the quarterback stated that he would report to the Packers’ training camp after the front office made some concessions to nullify a year of his contract and give him authority over his future after this season.
According to insiders, once the new arrangement is approved, it will assist pave the way for Aaron Rodgers’ exit from Green Bay following this season.
Rodgers was seen heading into Lambeau Field today as he received physicals in preparation for practice tomorrow. https://t.co/NojVojcHjy — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2021 Rodgers was seen walking into Lambeau Field today as he underwent physicals in preparation for practice tomorrow.
On July 28, the Packers return to training camp for the first time since losing the NFC Championship Game in January, and their star quarterback will practice with the rest of the team for the first time.
He was unable to participate in offseason OTAs and the obligatory minicamp.
Prem Deshpande edited the piece.

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According to a source, Chris Hogan has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Saints.

METAIRIE, LA METAIRIE, LA METAIRIE, LA
— Veteran wide receiver Chris Hogan will return to the NFL after moonlighting as a lacrosse player this summer, hoping to help the New Orleans Saints make up for the loss of injured star Michael Thomas.
A source told ESPN’s Mike Reiss that Hogan, 33, agreed to a deal with the Saints on Monday, confirming an NFL Network report.
Thomas was officially placed on the physically unable to play list on Monday, as expected, to begin training camp.
Following ankle surgery in June, he is anticipated to lose time at the start of the regular season.
After the Saints dismissed veteran Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, Hogan (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) will compete for a roster spot among Saints receivers Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway, and others in a position group that is light on proven quality.
Throughout a nine-year career that included stops with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and New York Jets, Hogan won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
But, after appearing in just 12 games with the Panthers and Jets in 2019 and 2020 due to injuries, he briefly considered switching jobs and playing in the Premier Lacrosse League this offseason before being enticed back by the Saints.
Hogan was a standout lacrosse player at Penn State before transferring to Monmouth to play football for a year before joining the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012.
During his tenure in the PLL, he was relatively inactive, starting with the Cannons before being traded to the Whipsnakes.
Hogan, now back in the NFL, provides variety to the table in addition to his experience.
During the regular season, he lined up roughly equally in the slot and out wide, catching 216 catches for 2,795 yards and 18 touchdowns.
In the playoffs, he has 34 catches for 542 yards and four touchdowns.

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Trade speculations surround Deshaun Watson, and here’s how much the Texans may get for him.

The Houston Texans appear to have accepted the truth that Deshaun Watson will not be their starting quarterback for much longer.
In the aftermath of Watson’s offseason trade request, there were already indicators that Houston was preparing for his eventual exit.
It re-signed veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor in free agency and selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with their first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The organization is now reportedly considering trade offers for Watson.
He will, however, not be cheap.
The Texans are still reportedly looking to move Watson for a package that includes “at least three first-round selections and more,” according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The #Texans are now willing to listen — and have been for some time — to trade offers for star quarterback Deshaun Watson, several sources tell me and @RapSheet.
Yet, for a player of his ability, the price is excessive, and it should be.
It would almost certainly necessitate at least three first-round picks, if not more.
But, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the price might be considerably higher, with a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2021
According to two league executives, the @Texans paid Deshaun Watson a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players.
Despite his evident potential, it’s difficult to picture an NFL team paying that price for the 25-year-old QB. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 26, 2021
What is the reason for this?
He is the subject of 23 legal cases alleging inappropriate behavior and sexual assault.
In addition to the potential legal action stemming from these claims, Watson might face an NFL penalty.
It could explain why no team has approached Watson about waiving his no-trade clause in order to facilitate a trade.
Teams will likely avoid Watson until his legal concerns are handled.
But it won’t stop the Texans from marketing him in order to speed up what could be a lengthy rebuilding process.

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The Bengals and Sam Hubbard have agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract, according to a source.

A source told The Athletic on Sunday that the Cincinnati Bengals and defensive end Sam Hubbard have reached an agreement on a four-year, $40 million contract extension.
The news was initially reported by ESPN.
Hubbard, who was 26 years old at the time, was about to enter the final year of his rookie deal.
He was a third-round choice out of Ohio State in 2018, and in three NFL seasons, he has started 28 of 44 games.
Hubbard got two sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and three pass breakups in 13 games last season, after averaging 14.5 sacks, 22 quarterback hits, and five pass breakups in his previous two seasons.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Lamar Jackson’s new contract with the Ravens is estimated to be worth between $40 million and $45 million per year, according to reports.

Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, is likely to sign a contract extension soon.
Jackson’s contract is projected to pay between $40 million and $45 million per season, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Among his contemporaries from the 2018 draft class, including Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield, his deal is seen as the most likely to be completed.
“It wouldn’t surprise anyone around the league if Jackson’s deal came in behind Mahomes’ $45 million-per-year average and ahead of Prescott’s $40 million,” Graziano writes.
Because he hasn’t been able to lead the Ravens past the second round of the playoffs in his three-year tenure, Jackson is unlikely to match Mahomes’ annual salary of $45 million.
Meanwhile, Mahomes has guided the Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls in a row and three AFC Championship Games in a row.
Jackson, on the other hand, put up a promising 2020 campaign, leading Baltimore to the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
As Baltimore’s starter, the 2019 MVP has a 30-7 record and has thrown for 7,085 yards.
He also has 2,906 rushing yards, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to have multiple seasons of 1,000 yards or more.
According to Spotrac, Deshaun Watson ($39 million AAV) and Russell Wilson ($35 million AAV) are among the NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks, alongside Mahomes ($45 million AAV) and Prescott ($40 million AAV).