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Bears reportedly release Taylor Gabriel on Friday
The Chicago Bears have reportedly released wide receiver Taylor Gabriel on Friday.
Gabriel will head into the free agent market after two seasons with the Bears. Expect the speedy receiver to draw some interest as a field-stretching threat.
In 25 career games with Chicago, Gabriel produced 96 receptions for 1041 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Redskins reportedly release Jordan Reed on Thursday
The Washington Redskins have reportedly released tight end Jordan Reed on Thursday.
Reed's tenure with Washington will end after seven seasons. Expect the talented tight end to consider playing in 2020 after recently clearing concussion protocol.
In 65 career games with the Redskins, Reed produced 329 receptions for 3371 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Schefter: Seahawks reportedly sign tight end Greg Olsen to one-year contract on Tuesday
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly signed tight end Greg Olsen to a one-year deal on Tuesday.
Olsen's new contract is reportedly worth around $7 million including $5.5 million guaranteed. Expect the veteran tight end to play an important role in Seattle's passing game if he can stay healthy.
In 123 career starts with the Panthers, Olsen produced 524 receptions for 6463 yards and 39 touchdowns.
Eagles reportedly release linebacker Nigel Bradham on Tuesday
The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly released linebacker Nigel Bradham.
By cutting Bradham, the Eagles will reportedly gain about $4.5 million of cap space. The veteran should draw interest in the free agent market after starting at both inside and outside linebacker.
In 58 career starts with the Eagles, Bradham produced 348 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 interceptions.
Drew Brees returning to Saints in 2020
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced that he will return with the Saints in 2020.
"Let's make another run at it," Brees announced on Instagram. It will be the 41-year-old's 15th season with the Saints and 20th in the NFL. The decision likely means that Teddy Bridgewater will sign elsewhere. Taysom Hill may also decide to test the open market.
Brees averaged 19.9 FanDuel points over 12 games last season, including the playoffs. He completed 74.3 percent of his passes in the regular season for 2,979 yards (7.9 per attempt), 27 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.
Steelers expect Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) to be ready for start of regular season
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is expected to be ready for Week 1's regular season matchup.
According to head coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers "have no hesitation" about Roethlisberger's return from his elbow injury. "This guy is the ultimate competitor. He dropped the gauntlet down," said Tomlin when asked about his quarterback's status. "He made the statement he's coming back."
Expect Big Ben to return to his starting role as long as he shows he's healthy.
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