The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added free-agent center Ryan Jensen on a mammoth deal, according to multiple reports, setting a major offensive line benchmark for the third time in this free-agency period. Per NFL Network, Jensen's contract is for $42 million over four years with $22 million guaranteed. It makes the former Baltimore Raven the league's highest paid center in terms of annual average ($10.5 million), narrowly ahead of Jacksonville's Brandon Linder ($10.3 million).
Seattle finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs — was that head coach Pete Carroll's message wasn't necessarily age appropriate. Sherman said his approach might be better suited for college players. "I think it was kind of philosophical on his part," Sherman said of Carroll, a former USC coach, on a podcast hosted by former Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas and retired receiver Andrew Hawkins.
According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, the Patriots are among the teams interested in signing free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn. DE Adrian Clayborn generating interest as one of the best pass rushers available. Patriots, Colts, Bucs, Browns — and
The Buccaneers tried finding a kicker by trading up to draft one in the second round, and that didn’t work. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are signing Jets free agent Chandler Catanzaro. Catanzaro hit 25-of-30 field goals for the Jets last year, and he’s a career 84.4 percenter on field goals.
Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the L.A. home of Bucs owner Ed Glazer Tuesday after he spent part of the day looking at border wall prototypes. Donald Trump is making his first trip to California as president, sending Los Angeles into its standard POTUS traffic panic with an added dose of Trump protests. Part of the reason he’s there is to slam Governor Jerry Brown and promote his dream of a border wall that the state does not want.
The New York Jets will have more salary cap space to sign free agents than any other NFL franchise when the league’s 2018 year officially kicks off on Wednesday afternoon. The Jets, who went 5-11 during the 2017 season, have more than $89 million in available cap space, according to calculations by Over the Cap, a salary cap tracker.
The Buccaneers used a first-round pick on a tight end from Alabama a year ago. PFT has confirmed that the Bucs have signed Cameron Brate to a six-year, $40.8 million contract. Brate emerged in 2016, with 57 catches for 660 yards and eight touchdowns.