Around the League: NFL News and Notes 3.13.19
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Le'Veon Bells Finally Coming Back to the NFL
The New York Jets have agreed to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell per Adam Schefter. Bell will get $35 million guaranteed and signs a contract worth $52.5 million over the course of four years. There are extra incentives to push the deal to $61 million. The Jets are devoid of playmakers on offense and desperately needed to add weapons around young franchise QB Sam Darnold.
NYC, let’s do it ✈️ pic.twitter.com/uinxo3J3Se— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 13, 2019
Top Free Agent Safety Earl Thomas Finds a New Home
Former Seattle Seahawks star Earl Thomas has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens for a four-year, $55 million contract per Adam Schefter. The deal includes $32 million guaranteed. The Ravens have lost quite a few playmakers on the defensive side of the ball but were able to get Thomas inked to a deal. Thomas is coming off a broken leg injury that derailed his season last year but has proven to be a difference maker when on the field.
Baltimore Ravens Bolster Running Back Depth Chart
The Baltimore Ravens made a splash by signing Earl Thomas but the team wasn't done. The Ravens also agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million contract with former New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram, per Adam Schefter. Ingram figures to be a main focal point of Ravens team that became the most run-heavy team in the NFL last season with Lamar Jackson at the helm. The Ravens figure to add more weapons for Jackson but Ingram should be an impact player with his new team.
New England Patriots Re-Sign Key Defensive Back
The Super Bowl champs retained the services of Jason McCourty by re-signing him to a two-year contract per Ian Rapoport. McCourty came over from the Browns in a trade last year and became a key part of the Patriots Super Bowl run on defense. Pro Football Focus graded him as their No. 11 cover corner out of 123 qualifiers last season. McCourty is heading into his age-32 season but showed last year that he can still produce at a high level.
Momma Mac would have it no other way! (J-Mac) https://t.co/A9TWtqiINt— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) March 13, 2019
Miami Dolphins Making a Push For Teddy Bridgewater
After seeing Tyrod Taylor agree to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Miami Dolphins have shifted their QB focus on Teddy Bridgewater. It was believed Bridgewater was going to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints but Dianna Russini reports the Dolphins are making a play to bring Bridgewater to South Beach.
(Photo courtesy of Le'Veon Bell Social Media)