NFL PLAYER NEWS
Randall Cobb signs with Cowboys for 1-year, $5 million
The Dallas Cowboys signed wide receiver Randall Cobb, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, to a 1-year, $5 million contract.
Cobb will likely replace Cole Beasley in the slot after an injury-ravaged 2018 campaign in Green Bay. Entering his age-29 season, Cobb hasn't averaged more than 46.9 yards per game in any of the past three years. He will likely be a third or fourth option in the Cowboys' conservative passing attack.
Cobb caught 38 passes for 383 yards and 2 touchdowns on 61 targets last season.
Blake Bortles inks a one-year deal with Los Angeles Rams
Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.
Bortles represents a significant upgrade at the backup quarterback spot frot eh Rams as they had just Sean Mannion behind Jared Goff last season. The one-year deal will allow Bortles to re-explore the free agency market in 2020.
Bortles threw for 2,718 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions on 2018 while adding 365 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground.
Bengals reportedly part with Vontaze Burfict
The Cincinnati Bengals released linebacker Vontaze Burfict, reports Dianna Russini of ESPN.
Burfict appeared in just 43-of-80 games over the last five seasons due to multiple concussions and suspensions. Entering what will be his age-29 campaign, Burfict is unlikely to return to the level of play that earned him a Pro Bowl bid in 2013.
Burfict recorded 33 tackles (16 solo) and 3 pass deflections in seven games last season.
Haloti Ngata announces retirement after 13 seasons
Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Haloti Ngata announced his retirement from the National Football League after 13 seasons.
Ngata was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Baltimore Ravens. During his nine seasons in Baltimore, Ngata earned back-to-back First-Team All-Pro honors and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, as well as a Super Bowl champion in 2012. He then went on to play three years with the Detroit Lions before closing things out with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. Ngata turned 35 in January.
Ngata recorded 489 tackles (165 solo) with 32.5 sacks, 37 pass deflections, 7 fumbles forced, 5 fumbles recovered, and 1 defensive touchdown over 180 games.
Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly signs a two-year deal with the Dolphins on Sunday
The Miami Dolphins have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzmagic will be heading to Miami after signing a contract that could reportedly be worth up to $20 million dollars with incentives. Expect the veteran signal caller to start for the Dolphins while they attempt to rebuild their franchise.
In eight games last season, Fitzpatrick completed 164 attempts for 2366 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Raiders release Donald Penn on Saturday
The Oakland Raiders have released offensive tackle Donald Penn on Saturday.
Penn will be a free agent after spending five seasons with Oakland. By releasing the 36-year old tackle, the Raiders will save $5.475 million in cap space.
Heading into he 2019 season, Oakland will start Trent Brown and Kolton Miller at the offensive tackle positions.
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