The All-Pro signed a four-year, $57.4 million contract extension, a deal that easily makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
NFLPA: The NFL Players Association confirms that the union has filed a grievance on behalf of Jimmy Graham concerning the Saints tight end’s franchise tag designation.
At issue is whether the NFL was correct to apply the tight end tag to Graham or whether Graham should have received the more lucrative wide receiver tag, a difference of $5 million.
No date for a grievance hearing has been set.
49ERS: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick says on Twitter he’s eager to have the truth come out in a Miami investigation involving him and two other NFL players.
Miami police on Tuesday released two calls to a 911 dispatcher saying a woman identifying herself as Jesus was lying naked in a bed and refusing to leave. The callers said the woman wanted to spend time with a third man who wasn’t there.
Kaepernick posted Wednesday: “On 911 calls, I’m glad the truth is getting out. Info that came out earlier was totally wrong. I look forward to this matter being resolved.”
Police say the players also involved in the case are 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. None has been charged with any wrongdoing.
BILLS: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes the team will require a new stadium to remain viable in western New York.
In calling the Bills recently negotiated 10-year lease agreement a “short-term solution,” Goodell says a new stadium would be the next step in finding “the right long-term solution.”
REDSKINS: Tanard Jackson is staying with the team.
A day after he was reinstated by the NFL following a drug suspension and cut, the safety signed a new deal.