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Contract extensions, signings, and injuries. Have a look!

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In one of the best stories in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and linebacker Jaylon Smith have agreed to a massive contract extension, keeping the star linebacker in Dallas for years to come. The story is fantastic because Smith was universally thought of as a top-3 player in his draft class prior to a gruesome injury in the Fiesta Bowl which dampened his NFL prospects. Smith dropped to the second-round of the draft, also taking a long time to finally heal his “dead foot” injury, regenerating it back to health. Now, Smith is once again one of the best linebackers your eyes will see, and it’s great to see the Cowboys take care of him.

Bad news for the Denver Broncos: Both QB Drew Lock and TE Noah Fant sustained injuries in Monday night’s preseason contest. If you’re a fantasy football player, these tidbits are something to keep in mind (specifically the Fant injury).

Does the saga continue? Who knows. The Oakland Raiders are evidently fed up over the game of cat and mouse, with WR Antonio Brown showing up to practice on Tuesday wearing a new and approved helmet. We may have found a resolution, folks.

Dontrelle Inman asked for his release from the New England Patriots just last week, now latching on with the Los Angeles Chargers (played there previously). What’s interesting is the New York Jets making him a nice offer that he refused, per Ian Rapoport.

Return man and slot receiver Jakeem Grant was rewarded a big contract by the Miami Dolphins. Grant is a diminutive and speedy space player who excels as a big-play specialist. Remind you of anyone?