Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
The Giants have 71 players signed and are $9,389,876 under the salary cap, per NFLPA records. For what? Hmm. There is a defensive tackle on the market they wouldn't mind re-signing.
Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer
As activity in free agency slows to a crawl across the NFL, the Bills have $10.129 million in remaining salary-cap space, according to NFLPA records. That number is expected to increase by about $4 million on June 2, when former safety Aaron Williams' contract comes off the books. The Bills have only 61 players under contract; with a league-low six draft picks, that gives them as many as 23 spots on their 90-man roster to fill after the draft between undrafted rookies and veteran free agents.
David Newton ESPN Staff Writer
The Panthers signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. Stewart is now under contract through the 2018 season. This shows the Panthers believe at 30 Stewart still can be productive. General manager Dave Gettleman already has said Carolina will draft a running back at some point this year. Much speculation has the Panthers taking LSU's Leonard Fournette at No. 8.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Panthers signed RB Jonathan Stewart to a one-year extension through 2018.
Field Yates ESPN Insider
More on Brian Robison's new deal: he was previously scheduled to make up to $5.6M for 2017, none of which was guaranteed. His base salary drops from $5.3M to $3.9M (fully guaranteed), while he still has $100,000 available via a workout bonus (but his $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses for 2017 has been removed). So, Robison trades a base salary pay cut of $1.4M in total for 2017 for an extra year on his deal. In 2018, he has a base salary of $3.2M, $1.25M of which is guaranteed, plus $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses, $100,000 via a workout bonus. In total, there is a base value of $7.5M over two years, $5.15M guaranteed.
Field Yates @FieldYates
Source: Vikings DE Brian Robison has signed a 1-year extension through 2018. Now due a base value of $7.5M over 2 years, $5.15M guaranteed.
David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum
Adam Silver pivoted the NBA's position on sports betting with an New York Times op-ed. How will the NFL do it? My guess: Through the owners.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Bears QB depth chart will be something like this: Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, David Fales, Connor Shaw. Hard to imagine them going QB early.
Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer
Bucs secondary coach Jon Hoke worked out Washington safety Budda Baker on Wednesday. He's worked out for six teams so far. At 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, he's a bit undersized, but has a knack for flying around the ball. Very instinctive. Sure-tackler. There's some Tyrann Matthieu to him.