Top free-agent offensive tackle Terron Armstead reaches 5-year deal with Miami Dolphins, source says

7:45PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday reached agreement with tackle Terron Armstead on a five-year offensive deal worth up to $87.5 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, locking up one of the top free agents of the 2022 cycle. The deal includes $43.37 million in guaranteed money, the source … Read more

Former Dallas Cowboys lineman La’el Collins agrees to three-year contract with Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI — The text message that flashed across La’el Collins’ phone on Sunday was the question Cincinnati Bengals fans kept asking throughout the weekend. And it was from the most prominent person in the city. “Deal done?” Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow asked Collins, the inquiry posed with multiple questions marks. Collins had a simple answer. … Read more

Carolina Panthers to make ‘aggressive’ offer for Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Carolina Panthers will make an “aggressive” offer for Deshaun Watson as soon as the Houston quarterback waives his no-trade clause for them to negotiate with the Texans, a league source told ESPN. An issue with having the clause waived is not anticipated, the source said. The Panthers attempted to trade for … Read more

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons player, suspended indefinitely for gambling on NFL games

CNN — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been suspended indefinitely for gambling on NFL games during the 2021 season, the league announced Monday. The suspension will last at least through the conclusion of the 2022 season, the NFL said. Ridley, 27, may petition for reinstatement on or after February 15, 2023. The league … Read more

Kenny Pickett’s hands measure 8 1/2 inches, smaller than any QB currently in NFL

INDIANAPOLIS — It is hands-down the most digested, criticized and eyebrow-raising number attached to NFL quarterback prospects each year. And on Tuesday at the annual combine for the best players in the country, former Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett became the latest high-profile passer to have his hand size become part of his pre-draft windup. Pickett’s … Read more

‘Door is never closed’ if Tom Brady wants to return to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Bruce Arians, Jason Licht prepared to move on

INDIANAPOLIS — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday that while they will leave the door open for a possible return for quarterback Tom Brady, who will remain under contract despite retiring, they are preparing to move on without him this offseason. “That door is never closed. Whenever Tom … Read more