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  • Source: Saints trade WR Kenny Stills to Dolphins

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    The New Orleans Saints traded wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins on Friday, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

    The Saints reportedly acquired linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and a third-round draft selection in the trade.

    Stills, 22, had 63 receptions for 931 yards and three touchdowns last season for New Orleans. He was selected in the fifth round out of Oklahoma in the 2013 NFL draft.

    Stills joins Miami pass-catchers Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry and recently signed tight end Jordan Cameron.

     

  • Sources: C.J. Spiller agrees to deal with Saints

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Free-agent running back C.J. Spiller has agreed to terms on a four-year, $18 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The deal guarantees Spiller $9 million, inlcuding a $5 million signing bonus, a source told Yahoo, and could void after three years if Spiller reaches certain performance benchmarks, which would allow him to hit the market again, just before his 30th birthday.

    Spiller, 27, spent his first five seasons with the Buffalo Bills after being selected with the ninth pick overall in the 2010 NFL draft.

    The Saints are hoping Spiller can add depth and return to his 2012 form, when he rushed for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns while averaging six yards per carry. He also had 459 yards and two touchdowns receiving.

    New Orleans re-signed running back Mark Ingram, a former Heisman Trophy winner, on March 7.

  • Source: CB Chris Culliver agrees to 4-year, $32 million deal with Redskins

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Cornerback Chris Culliver has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Washington Redskins worth $32 million, a source told Yahoo Sports.

    Culliver entered free agency with as much late-season momentum as any of his peers after totaling four interceptions and five pass breakups while being targeted 38 times over the 49ers' final seven games.

    His blend of size, speed and athleticism will make him a valuable addition to the Redskins’ secondary.

    Culliver, 26, played four seasons with the 49ers, starting 14 games last year. He was drafted out of South Carolina in the third round by San Francisco in the 2011 NFL draft.

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  • Source: Defensive tackle Dan Williams joins Raiders

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Defensive tackle Dan Williams has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

    The nose tackle started nine of 16 games last season for a Cardinals unit that ranked fifth in total defense. He had 24 tackles and a sack.

    Williams was No. 5 in Pro Football Focus' rankings of the top defensive interior linemen available in free agency. That was two spots ahead of Jared Odrick, who is reportedly leaving the Miami Dolphins for the Jacksonville Jaguars on a multi-year deal that averages about $7 million a season.

    Williams, 27, has spent five seasons with the Cardinals after being drafted by the franchise in the first round (26th overall) of the 2010 NFL draft.

    The Raiders also agreed to terms with linebacker Curtis Lofton, a source told Yahoo Sports. Lofton, 28, is a veteran of seven seasons who started all 16 games with the Saints last year and had 100 tackles.

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  • Eagles sign cornerback Walter Thurmond to one-year deal

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    The Philadelphia Eagles continued their flurry of moves under head coach Chip Kelly on Wednesday, signing free-agent cornerback Walter Thurmond to a one-year deal.

    Thurmond joins Byron Maxwell – who got a six-year, $63 million contract – as key offseason acquisitions in the Eagles' secondary. That signing followed the Eagles' trade on Tuesday that included swapping quarterback Nick Foles for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

    Thurmond is the 10th former Oregon Duck to join Kelly’s Eagles. He played under Kelly, who coached at Oregon from 2009-12, in 2009.

    Thurmond is lauded for his skills as a nickel cornerback. He played only two games last season with the Giants, however, after suffering a pectoral muscle injury. He was on a one-year deal with the Giants after spending his first four seasons in the league with the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Source: Percy Harvin to visit Bills

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Wide receiver Percy Harvin is scheduled to make the Buffalo Bills his first team visit after becoming a free agent Tuesday, a source told Yahoo Sports.

    The Bills made one of the biggest moves this offseason in upgrading their backfield in a trade for running back LeSean McCoy. Although their starting quarterback remains unclear, the Bills currently feature promising pass catchers Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Chris Hogan.

    The Jets traded a conditional draft pick for Harvin in October, but released him Tuesday, the official start of the league year, after finalizing a deal for wideout Brandon Marshall. The next team Harvin lands on will be his fourth stop since 2012, when the Minnesota Vikings dealt him to the Seattle Seahawks.

    Although multi-skilled in returning kicks and rushing the ball, Harvin's career has stalled because of injuries and reported friction with teammates in the locker room.

    Harvin is in talks with other teams, the source said.

     

  • Giants spend big on kick returner Dwayne Harris

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Kick returner Dwayne Harris' five-year deal with the New York Giants will pay an average of $3.5 million per season with $7.1 million guaranteed, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Harris spent his entire four years in the league in Dallas, where he averaged 26.5 yards per return and scored three touchdowns as a receiver and two as a punt returner.

    Last season he ranked 10th in the NFL in punt return average (9.2) and 13th in kickoff return average (24.7). As a receiver over the past two seasons, Harris totaled 16 catches for 196 yards.

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  • Source: Shane Vereen expected to sign three-year deal with Giants

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Running back Shane Vereen is expected to sign a three-year deal with the New York Giants that will pay a little more than $4 million a season, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

    In the Patriots' platoon backfield last season, Vereen rushed for 391 yards on 96 carries and caught 52 passes for 447 yards. His receiving skills were critical in New England's victory against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, where he caught 11 passes for 64 yards.

    Vereen was regarded in the mid-tier of free-agent running backs, behind the likes of DeMarco Murray, C.J. Spiller and Frank Gore. If he joins the Giants, Vereen gives New York depth in a backfield that also features Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams.

  • Sources: OT Bryan Bulaga expected to stay with Packers on multi-year deal

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga is expected to sign a multi-year deal to stay with the Green Bay Packers, a contract that will average roughly $7 million per season, multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Bulaga bounced back this past season after missing the 2013 season with an ACL injury, helping solidify the Packers' line that helped quarterback Aaron Rodgers to play at his MVP level. Pro Football Focus ranked Bulaga, 25, as the best available offensive tackle in the market; at No. 2 was Houston's Derek Newton, who fetched a reported five-year, $26 million deal to stay with the Texans. 

    Bulaga is the second big free agent the Packers kept in the fold. The team retained wideout Randall Cobb on a four-year, $40 million deal that was widely regarded as a "hometown discount." Cobb told the Packers' official website, "I want championships. At the end of the day, I want to win championships. I feel like being in this offense and this organization was the best place for me to have the opportunity for me to win championships."

    The Packers won the NFC North division but lost a heartbreaker in the NFC title game against the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Source: Eagles, OLB/DL Brandon Graham agree on deal

    Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports 4 mths ago

    Outside linebacker/defensive lineman Brandon Graham will sign a four-year deal, valued at $26 million, and remain with the Philadelphia Eagles, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

    Graham reportedly drew interest from the Tennessee Titans, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins, but the Eagles will keep their first-round draft choice – 13th overall selection – from 2010.

    Graham, 26, has played in every regular-season game in the past three years for Philadelphia. Last season, he had 5.5 sacks and forced four fumbles.