Monday was a fairly quiet day in the NFL, right up until word broke that the Green Bay Packers were going to sign Vince Young to a one-year contract. Young won't start in Green Bay, if he even makes the 53-man roster, but the signing does make some sense. The Packers open the season against the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins, two offenses that utilize the read-option. Young could help the defense prepare for those meetings.
• Over the weekend, the Oakland Raiders announced that kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long-snapper Jon Condo had signed multi-year contract extensions. According to a source with knowledge of the contract details, here's how the Janikowski and Condo deals break down:
• In terms of new money, Janikowski's extension is worth $15.1 million over four years ($3.775 million per year). Total value of his contract is $18.9 million over five seasons, with $8 million guaranteed.
Signing bonus: $1.8 million
Base salaries/Cap numbers:
2013: $3.5 million (fully guaranteed) / $4.9 million
2014: $2.7 million (fully guaranteed) / $3.06 million
2015: $3.25 million / $3.61 million
2016: $3.6 million / $3.96 million
2017: $4.05 million / $4.41 million
• Under his previous contract, Condo was due $1.2 million in 2013. Condo will now earn $1.55 million this season in an extension that includes $3.2 million in new money and will pay out $4.4 million over the next four seasons, with $1.7 million guaranteed.
Signing bonus: $710,000
Base salaries/Cap numbers
2013: $840,000 (fully guaranteed) / $1,125,833
2014: $900,000 ($150,000 fully guaranteed) / $1,077,500
2015: $950,000 / $1,127,500
2016: $1 million / $1,177,500
• Injury situations continue to mount on the Denver Broncos. Right tackle Orlando Franklin injured his hip on Monday, the Denver Post reports. Joel Dreessen, the team's No. 1 tight end, will miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
"Danny works hard; he’s got a good skill set. He’s smart, he can catch the ball, he has a good skill set and he’s become a very dependable player for us, doesn’t make many mental errors," Belichick said on Monday. "He’s a guy that’s usually in the right spot, has a good understanding of defenses and what he’s supposed to do. You can tell he’s been in the league for four years."
• Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III feels as though he's ready for more work, but how much work he does will be determined by head coach Mike Shanahan.
"I’m ready to move on. I mean, you can only do so much in 7-on-7," said Griffin. "The completion percentage is there. I feel like the rhythm is there with the guys. We’re finding the holes in the defense when we have to and we are throwing the checkdowns when we have to as well. Coach (Shanahan) will tell you something else but obviously I’m ready to move on. I’m ready to go to the team reps and everything. I’ve just got to keep doing what Coach asks me to do."
Monday was also a quiet day on the personnel notice front:
• Notable moves had the Detroit Lions claiming linebacker Adrien Moten off waivers from the Cleveland Browns and signing cornerback Brandon King. Rookie linebacker Alex Elkins was waived and wide received Devin Thomas had his contract terminated. The New York Jets officially signed center Erik Cook, wide receiver Michael Campbell and running back Mossis Madu, placing safety Eric Crocker on waivers, designating rookie wide receiver Marcus Davis as "waived/injured" and releasing wide receiver Jordan White with an injury settlement.
• It did not make Monday's personnel notice, but Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports the New Orleans Saints < a href="https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/364450973894180865" target="_blank">agreed to terms on a one-year deal with wide receiver Steve Breaston. The Saints will have to clear a roster spot to officially sign Breaston, who has 255 receptions for 3,387 yards and nine touchdowns in an 86-game career with the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent the last two seasons.
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