For his 5-year, $64M extension that includes $35.5M guaranteed, LB Jaylon Smith gets $20M over the next 16 months. The third-highest guarantee at his position. He was slated to make $1.3M in 2019, then the RFA tender. He’s now under contract for 6 years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2019
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.
Broncos QB Drew Lock has a significant sprain to his right thumb, source confirmed, and he is expected to miss an extended amount of time. No surgery.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 20, 2019
Basically: Broncos will be without Lock for a while.
TE Noah Fant has a mild ankle sprain.
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).
Source: The hearing in front of an arbitrator for #Raiders WR Antonio Brown’s second helmet grievance against the NFL is likely to be Friday. So there should be a timely resolution.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2019
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.
A reunion: Free agent WR Dontrelle Inman is signing back with the LA #Chargers, source said. They made an offer that stood as he took visits. The #Jets made an offer, too, but the pull QB Philip Rivers played a big part. So he’s back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2019
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?