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Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

The five-year, $42-million deal the Steelers handed Antonio Brown after his second season was one of the best second contracts ever.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown's four-year extension for $68 M (per ESPN insider Adam Schefter) on a five-year deal overall will likely be structured with a sizable signing bonus to spread out over years and assuage the cap hit. The Steelers know this contract could have some dead money if Brown's play declines, especially if the last year of his precious deal ($4.71 M) stays on. But he turns 29 in July and will be 32 or 33 by the end of those years. Larry Fitzgerald is 33 and just led the league in receptions.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing finalized yet, but a source says the Rams will "most likely" franchise CB Trumaine Johnson again. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano reported the same. That would mean Johnson gets paid about $16.7M in 2017, an exorbitant amount of money for someone who was, for the most part, average in his first year as the primary corner. It would take up nearly half of the Rams' salary cap space, with SS TJ McDonald also a free agent and a desperate need at receiver. It speaks to the Rams' urgency to preserve depth in their secondary, which has eroded very quickly.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Antonio Brown for five more years, Le'Veon Bell avoids hitting the open market. Good day in Pittsburgh.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Antonio Brown deal: 4-year extension worth $68 million - 17M per year over 4 years, and $18.5M over 3 years. Tied to Steelers through 2021.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Top pass rushers - JPP, Melvin Ingram, Chandler Jones, Kawann Short - basically off the market. So much for that.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have re-signed LB Gabe Martin and WR Jeremy Ross to one-year contracts, the team announced Monday afternoon. Martin provides the Cardinals with more depth at inside linebacker while Ross, who played well on special teams during his two games with the Cardinals at the end of last season, provides depth at wide receiver.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' options for a free agent pass rusher are dwindling, with Chandler Jones being franchised, Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly about to be franchised, Melvin Ingram likely to be franchised and Mario Addison recently re-signing with the Panthers. Looks like New Orleans will have to fill its biggest need with some combination of a second-tier free agent and/or a high draft pick.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Freeney just told ESPN's Jim Trotter he's not sure if he's playing again, but most likely will play. Freeney added that if Atlanta wants him back, he'll probably come back.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints waived offensive lineman Avery Young, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Young, an undrafted rookie from Auburn in 2016, spent the entire season on the reserve/non-football injury list with an unspecified ailment.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers announced Monday that they've tendered one-year contracts to DT Mike Purcell and LB Carl Bradford, both of whom are exclusive rights free agents. The tenders guarantee that Purcell and Bradford can't negotiate with other teams and both will be under team control this offseason.