AP source: Falcons reach 1-year deal with DE Calais Campbell2 minute read 3:18 PM CDT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent defensive end Calais Campbell on Wednesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Campbell, who played the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, has agreed to play the 2023 season in Atlanta, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed.
Campbell, who turns 37 on Sept. 1, has 99 career sacks, including 5 1/2 in 2022. Campbell is expected to provide a veteran boost to Atlanta's pass rush, which ranked last in sacks in 2021 and was next to last with 21 last season.
The Ravens released Campbell on March 13 after he announced he would return for his 16th season. The six-time Pro Bowler has played 227 games with Arizona, Jacksonville and Baltimore.
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LA Rams re-sign DL Marquise Copeland, slowing roster exodus2 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 27, 2023
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Jaguars add DL depth by signing free agents Dogbe, Mondeaux1 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 27, 2023
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Free agent defensive linemen Michael Dogbe and Henry Mondeaux signed one-year contracts with Jacksonville on Monday, giving the team some depth after veteran Arden Key landed in Tennessee.
Dogbe started four of 13 games with Arizona in 2022. He finished with 28 tackles, including one tackle for loss. The Cardinals drafted him in the seventh round in 2019.
Mondeaux started four of 11 games with the New York Giants in 2022. He finished with 16 tackles. He played the previous two seasons for Pittsburgh and also has spent time with New Orleans and Kansas City.
The Jaguars are still looking to replace veteran backups Key and Dawuane Smoot. Key signed with the rival Titans, and Smoot remains unsigned while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon sustained in late December. They did re-sign veteran backup Adam Gotsis but are likely to select at least one defensive lineman in next month's NFL draft.
Broncos’ Payton says Jeudy, Sutton aren’t on the trade block3 minute read Preview Sunday, Mar. 26, 2023
Back home: Bobby Wagner returning to Seahawks on 1-year deal2 minute read Preview Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023
Packers boost special teams by re-signing LB Eric Wilson1 minute read Preview Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers continued assisting their special-teams unit Saturday by re-signing linebacker Eric Wilson.
Wilson had 13 special-teams tackles last season to tie Dallin Leavitt for the team lead. He played 13 games for the Packers, who signed him off the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad on Oct. 4.
The 28-year-old Wilson also recorded one sack on defense.
Wilson played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2017-20 before splitting time in 2021 with the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. Wilson signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati.
49ers acquire K Zane Gonzalez in trade with Panthers2 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 24, 2023
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have found their potential replacement for longtime kicker Robbie Gould after agreeing to acquire Zane Gonzalez from the Carolina Panthers on Friday.
The teams will exchange a conditional swap of late-round picks in the 2025 draft to complete the deal which will be finalized once Gonzalez passes a physical.
Carolina re-signed kicker Eddy Piñeiro on Thursday and planned to release Gonzalez before reaching the deal with San Francisco.
The Niners had been seeking a kicker since deciding not to bring back Gould as a free agent. The 40-year-old Gould joined the 49ers in 2017 and made 87.5% of his field goals over six seasons.
Panthers agree to deal with receiver DJ Chark2 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 24, 2023
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to a deal with free-agent wide receiver DJ Chark, the team said Friday.
The 26-year-old Chark, a five-year veteran, had 30 receptions for 502 yards and three touchdowns for Detroit last season.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the NFL Network reported it was for one year.
Chark joins veteran Adam Thielen, who agreed to deal with Carolina on Sunday, as part of a revamped receiving corps for the Panthers, who traded their best wideout, D.J. Moore, to the Chicago Bears as part of a package for the top overall pick in the draft.
Ravens agree to deal with WR Nelson Agholor1 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 24, 2023
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens agreed to a contract with wide receiver Nelson Agholor.
The team announced Friday that it had reached an agreement in principle with the 29-year-old, who caught 31 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns with the New England Patriots last season.
Agholor played his first five NFL seasons with the Eagles, then one with the Raiders and two with the Patriots.
Baltimore could use some help at receiver after tight end Mark Andrews was the only Raven to surpass 500 yards receiving last season.
Raiders sign DT John Jenkins to free-agency contract1 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 24, 2023
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins signed a free-agent contract with the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday.
He most recently played for the Miami Dolphins the past two seasons.
Jenkins also played for the New Orleans Saints (2013-16), the Seattle Seahawks (2016), the Chicago Bears (2017, 2020) and the New York Giants (2018).
He has 212 career tackles. ___
AP source: Browns add free agent receiver Marquise Goodwin1 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 24, 2023
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns added another speedy wide receiver Friday, agreeing to contract terms with free agent Marquise Goodwin, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The 32-year-old Goodwin is getting a one-year deal, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed.
Goodwin’s addition comes two days after the Browns acquired wide receiver Elijah Moore in a trade from the New York Jets. Goodwin spent last season with Seattle, finishing with 27 receptions for 387 yards and four touchdowns.
Goodwin gives the Browns more depth at wide receiver and another deep target for quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Raiders re-sign Keelan Cole, sign cornerback Duke Shelley1 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023
Bears sign LB, special teams contributor Cole to 1-year deal1 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed linebacker and special teams contributor Dylan Cole to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Cole has 104 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions in 61 games over six seasons with the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans. He played in 15 games and made eight starts last season — his second with the Titans — and set a career high with 50 tackles. He also played 74% of Tennessee's special teams snaps.
Cole signed with Houston in 2017 after going undrafted out of Missouri State in his hometown of Springfield.
Vikings agree to terms with ex-Rams WR Powell, LB Reeder1 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2023
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms Wednesday with two free agents: wide receiver Brandon Powell and linebacker Troy Reeder.
The contracts were pending completion of their physical exams.
Powell played the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and had 24 catches for 156 yards in 2022. He initially latched on as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2018 with the Detroit Lions. Powell is also a return specialist, with 57 career kickoff returns and 49 career punt returns. He had a 61-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Vikings on Dec. 26, 2021.
Reeder also played his first three years in the league with the Rams. He spent the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Reeder, who has 25 career starts in 66 games, made the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware in 2019. He's a high school teammate of Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill, from Wilmington, Delaware.