NFL Around the League: "A Little Less Terrible"
Dom Murtha

Colts signed QB Andrew Luck to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

The numbers have yet to come out, but the former #1 overall pick in 2012 has signed a five year extension that will keep him in Indianapolis through 2021. After a spectacular 2014 season where he completed 380 passes for 4761 yards and a league leading 40 touchdowns, Luck played in just seven games last year while battling a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle. He should continue to be a very productive quarterback for the Colts for the foreseeable future.
2 hours ago

Trevone Boykin was charged with misdemeanor assault from his December arrest.

Boykin was arrested on Decemeber 31st after a late-night incident near a bar in San Antonio. He was suspended for the Alamo Bowl and was not selected in the 2016 NFL draft. Boykin has been charged with assault causing bodily injury, which is a misdemeanor in Texas. The charge could result in up to a year in jail. The arraignment has been set for August 1st.
7 hours ago

Update: The contract extension given to Doug Baldwin is worth $46 million over four years with $24.25 million guaranteed.

Baldwin had said he was not worried about getting his new deal worked out. It looks like he has finally received his just rewards, after breaking out big time in 2015 as the most-productive WR on the Seattle roster.
22 hours ago

Sources close to the Seahawks report that the team has agreed to a contract extension with Doug Baldwin.

Baldwin broke out as a top receiving option in 2015, even though he plays on the run-oriented Seahawk offense. Details about the length and other terms will be coming out later, it is presumed. Just be happy that Russell Wilson's primary receiving option is going to be happy.
22 hours ago

Cardinals are reportedly trying to negotiate deal with Tyrann Mathieu before training camp.

Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu who is coming off of surgery from a torn ACL has stated that he wont return to the field til he's fully healthy, but he wants to be "paid like a top defender." Which in all cases before his injury he was. He was the best defender in the league in 2014 racking up 89 tackles and 5 picks while playing all over the field. All signs indicate that the negotiations to extend his contract with be straight forward. The Cardinals know what they have in Honey Badger, and coming into his contract year, it would be wise to get the deal done before training camp.
23 hours ago

Eugene Monroe told reporters that he isn't rushing to sign with another team.

Former Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe says he's in no rush to sign with another team. As of late he's widely been linked with the Giants, who have offered him a deal. However the Giants are likely to use him on the other side in the right tackle position where they need it most. As several teams have shown interest it seems as though Monroe is in no rush to make a choice.
1 day ago

Zurlon Tipton has passed away after he accidentally shot himself.

Tipton reportedly was pulling into a service bay at a car dealership when he went to take a duffle bag out of the trunk, setting off a gun in the bag. He died of a gunshot wound to the stomach at a hospital later. Our condolences go out to the Tipton family.
1 day ago

Steelers are optimistic Le'Veon Bell could return to action by the third preseason game.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Le'Veon Bell (MCL, PCL) wants to able to "cut and run freely" before reporting to camp. Bell wants to be a full participant from the first whistle, but the Steelers are expected to exercise early caution. Per Fowler, Bell is unlikely to play before Week 3 of the preseason. but the team feels good about his chances of returning by that time and that's a timeline for him that certainly seems like a wise approach. Barring a setback, Bell will be ready to rock as a top-three RB1 for Week 1.
1 day ago

Free-agent kicker Shaun Suisham has decided to retire.

At 34 years of age, Suisham is going to hang up the cleats. He tore his ACL and missed all of last season, but after being released a few days ago after a failed physical, Suisham decided this was the time to retire. He ends his career going 211-for-274 on field goal attempts, scoring 907 career points. Best of luck in retirement! Enjoy it.
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