Around the League: NFL News & Notes 2.20.19
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Rumor: Russell Wilson Wants Out of Seattle, Could Replace Eli Manning in New York
Fox Sports 1's Colin Cowherd shared a rumor that Russell Wilson wants out of Seattle and could head to New York to replace Eli Manning. Cowherd shared the rumor as chatter he's heard between agents. He elaborated on why it's a scenario that could play out given that Wilson is in the final year of his contract, and the fact that Seattle is not the entertainment hub that New York is (Wilson's wife is Ciara). Cowherd mentioned the Seahawks can franchise tag Wilson but that would cost the team around $31 million. It's simply a rumor at this point but it'll be interesting to see if anything develops from this.
Major Overhaul Coming for Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019
Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert announced the team won't use a franchise or transition tag on Le'Veon Bell, effectively making him an unrestricted free agent. Colbert also said the team will attempt to trade Antonio Brown but "won't give him away." The decisions mark the end of an era for the Steelers, leaving Ben Roethlisberger as the last remaining member of the "Killer B's." The Steelers still have Ju-Ju Smith Schuster at wideout and enjoyed breakout performances from John Connor & Jaylen Samuels so it's not as if the offense will have to totally rebuild. Still, Bell and Brown are two of the most prolific players when healthy and are not easily replaced.
Steelers are not tagging Le'Veon Bell, according to GM Kevin Colbert: "Le’Veon is still a great player. We can’t afford to use any other type of tags. Le’Veon will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year."— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 20, 2019
Miami Dolphins and Former No. 14 Overall Pick Devante Parker Expected to Part Ways
The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley believes the Miami Dolphins and Devante Parker will part ways this offseason. Parker has a $9.387 million cap hit but it isn't guaranteed, allowing the Dolphins to move on from the former No. 14 overall pick. Parker entered the league with quite a bit of hype but failed to live up to expectations and maintain any consistency in the NFL.
Landon Collins Not Expecting to be back with New York Giants
ESPN's Josina Anderson reported defensive star Landon Collins cleared out his locker at the Giants' facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. Indications have been that Collins will not be back with the Giants but the team can still slap Collins with the franchise tag. Collins would cost around $11 million if franchise tagged but it would buy the team more time to work out a long-term deal with the star safety.
I’m told that Giants S Landon Collins cleaned out his locker today at the team facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. It doesn’t seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer, per sources.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 20, 2019
(Article photo courtesy of Rusell Wilson's Instagram account)