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Report: Raiders to hold June mini-camp in Vegas

Report: Raiders to hold June mini-camp in Vegas

The Raiders will hold their first on-field event in Las Vegas in June, coach Jon Gruden said.

Gruden told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Saturday night that the team's manadtory mini-camp on June 14-16 will take place in the area. He didn't specify whether it would be held somewhere in Las Vegas or at the team's practice facility in suburban Henderson.

"If we can let everyone in, we will," Gruden said during an interview before the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. He and Raiders owner Mark Davis sat together ringside.

The Raiders played their last game in Oakland, Calif., in December and are scheduled to play at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in 2020. They are expected to start training camp this summer in Napa, Calif., but could finish it in Henderson, the Review-Journal reported.

Reports: NFL pushes back franchise tag period

Reports: NFL pushes back franchise tag period

The start of the franchise designation period in the NFL is being moved back two days, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

The window in which teams can put the franchise tag or transition tag on players will now start Feb. 27 and end March 12, instead of starting Feb. 25 and ending March 10. The NFL Players Association and the NFL management council agreed to change the dates after NFLPA player representatives on Friday delayed a vote on a proposed collective bargaining agreement.

In the event no agreement is reached on a new CBA, each NFL team will be allowed to use the franchise and transition tag this year. If a new CBA is agreed upon, teams would only be allowed to use one or the other.

Multiple outlets have reported that the NFL and NFLPA will meet Tuesday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

A vote by the NFLPA board of player representatives could take place either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, with the possibility of all players voting on the proposal sometime later in the week.

The NFLPA executive committee on Friday voted 6-5 against recommending the currently proposed collective bargaining agreement.

Packers retain K Crosby on 3-year deal

Packers retain K Crosby on 3-year deal

The Green Bay Packers agreed to a three-year contract with kicker Mason Crosby on Saturday, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.

Terms other than the length of the deal have not been announced, but multiple outlets reported the contract is worth $12.9 million, including $6 million in the first year and $3.5 million in the second. Crosby was set to become a free agent on March 18, absent a new deal.

Crosby, 35, has spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the Packers, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2007 out of Colorado.

He made 91.7 percent (22 of 24) of his field-goal attempts last season and missed just one extra point in 41 tries. It was a bounce-back campaign after Crosby struggled with field-goal kicks in 2017 (15 of 19) and 2018 (30 of 37).

The team stood by Crosby amid an especially poor start in 2018, which was capped by a Week 5 game at the Detroit Lions in which he missed four field-goal attempts and an extra point in an eight-point loss. Since that game, Crosby is 41 of 45 on field-goal tries and has missed just one PAT.

Crosby leads the Packers comfortably in all-time scoring (1,575 points), field-goal attempts (406) and field-goal makes (329).

NFL notebook: Ravens’ Martindale to be highest-paid DC

NFL notebook: Ravens’ Martindale to be highest-paid DC

The Baltimore Ravens signed Don "Wink" Martindale to a new three-year deal that makes him the NFL's highest-paid defensive coordinator, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Martindale, 56, spent six seasons as the Ravens' linebackers coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator in January 2018.

Under his direction, Baltimore ranked No. 1 in the NFL in total defense and No. 2 in scoring defense in 2018 and finished No. 3 in scoring defense and No. 4 in total defense in 2019.

--The Green Bay Packers agreed to a three-year contract with kicker Mason Crosby, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.

Terms other than the length of the deal have not been announced, but multiple outlets reported the contract is worth $12.9 million, including $6 million in the first year and $3.5 million in the second. Crosby was set to become a free agent on March 18, absent a new deal.

Crosby, 35, has spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the Packers, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2007 out of Colorado. He made 91.7 percent (22 of 24) of his field-goal attempts last season and missed just one extra point in 41 tries.

--Wide receiver Danny Amendola will re-sign with the Detroit Lions on a one-year deal, Fox Sports reported.

Amendola caught 62 passes for 678 yards and one touchdown in 15 games during his first season with the Lions in 2019.

The 34-year-old has 547 receptions for 5,362 yards and 21 touchdowns in 141 games with the then-St. Louis Rams (2009-12), New England Patriots (2013-17), Miami Dolphins (2018) and Lions. Amendola won two Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.

--The New York Jets signed free agent wide receiver Josh Doctson. No terms were disclosed.

The 2016 first-round draft pick caught 81 passes for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons with the Washington Redskins from 2016-18. He started 26 of his 33 games.

He signed with Minnesota last September and appeared in one game, but did not record a catch before being released by the Vikings on Nov. 27.

--The Jacksonville Jaguars exercised team options for fifth-year wide receiver Chris Conley and fourth-year safety Jarrod Wilson.

Conley is now under contract through the 2020 season and Wilson is locked up through 2021, the team announced. Terms were not disclosed.

Conley, 27, joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent before the 2019 season and set career highs in receptions (47) and receiving yards (775) in 16 games (14 starts). Wilson, 26, signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie in 2016 and has appeared in 63 game with 18 starts.

Report: Ravens make Martindale NFL's highest-paid DC

Report: Ravens make Martindale NFL's highest-paid DC

The Baltimore Ravens signed Don "Wink" Martindale to a new three-year deal that makes him the NFL's highest-paid defensive coordinator, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Martindale, 56, spent six seasons as the Ravens' linebackers coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator in January 2018.

Under his direction, Baltimore ranked No. 1 in the NFL in total defense and No. 2 in scoring defense in 2018 and finished No. 3 in scoring defense and No. 4 in total defense in 2019.

Before joining the Ravens coach John Harbaugh's staff in 2012, Martindale spent two seasons with the Denver Broncos as linebackers coach (2009) and defensive coordinator (2010).

Report: Lions re-signing WR Amendola to one-year deal

Report: Lions re-signing WR Amendola to one-year deal

Wide receiver Danny Amendola will re-sign with the Detroit Lions on a one-year deal, Fox Sports reported Saturday.

Amendola caught 62 passes for 678 yards and one touchdown in 15 games during his first season with the Lions in 2019.

The 34-year-old has 547 receptions for 5,362 yards and 21 touchdowns in 141 games with the then-St. Louis Rams (2009-12), New England Patriots (2013-17), Miami Dolphins (2018) and Lions.

Amendola won two Super Bowl championships with the Patriots.

He also has 97 rushing yards, 1,821 yards on punt returns and 3,575 yards on kickoff returns in his career, giving the undrafted Texas Tech product 10,855 all-purpose yards in 11 NFL seasons.

Jets sign former first-round WR Doctson

Jets sign former first-round WR Doctson

The New York Jets signed free agent wide receiver Josh Doctson on Saturday.

No terms were disclosed.

The 2016 first-round draft pick caught 81 passes for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons with the Washington Redskins from 2016-18. He started 26 of his 33 games.

He signed with Minnesota last September and appeared in one game, but did not record a catch before being released by the Vikings on Nov. 27.

Jaguars exercise team options for WR Conley, S Wilson

Jaguars exercise team options for WR Conley, S Wilson

The Jacksonville Jaguars exercised team options for fifth-year wide receiver Chris Conley and fourth-year safety Jarrod Wilson.

Conley is now under contract through the 2020 season and Wilson is locked up through 2021, the team announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed.

Conley, 27, joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent before the 2019 season and set career highs in receptions (47) and receiving yards (775) in 16 games (14 starts). He equaled a personal best with five touchdown catches.

A third-round pick by Kansas City in 2015, Conley has 151 catches for 2,013 yards and 11 touchdowns in 69 games (48 starts) with the Chiefs and Jaguars.

Wilson, 26, signed with Jacksonville as an undrafted rookie in 2016 and has appeared in 63 game with 18 starts.

He started all 16 games in 2019 and led the team in total snaps (1,186) and tackles (79), adding a pair of interceptions. Wilson was one of five players in the NFL to play 100 percent of their team's defensive snaps last season.

NFL notebook: NFLPA delays vote on CBA

NFL notebook: NFLPA delays vote on CBA

Player representatives from the NFL Players Association delayed a vote on a proposed collective bargaining agreement Friday after the union's executive committee voted against recommending the deal on the table.

Citing a source, ESPN's Dan Graziano reported that the NFL and NFLPA will meet Tuesday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. A vote by the NFLPA board of player representatives could take place either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, he said, adding that it would still require a vote of all players afterward on the proposal.

The NFLPA executive committee on Friday voted 6-5 against recommending the proposed collective bargaining agreement.

The executive committee's vote serves as a recommendation, and the proposed CBA now goes to the 32 player representatives. That group was expected to vote on Friday but the NFLPA said it didn't occur.

--Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has turned down a chance to interview for the head coaching job at Colorado, according to multiple reports.

ESPN's Adam Schefter said Bieniemy "withdrew his name from any consideration" as he is projected to be a top candidate for NFL head-coaching positions that could open up later in 2020. The news originally was reported by Mike Klis of Denver-based 9NEWS.

--The Chicago Bears released cornerback Prince Amukamara and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel.

Per multiple media outlets, the two moves free up $13.5 million in 2020 cap space.

Fellow cornerbacks Kevin Toliver and Duke Shelley likely will vie for the starting job next season.

--The New England Patriots are adding former Alabama assistant Joe Houston to their staff as an assistant special teams coach, according to multiple reports.

According to a report by Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, Houston "is a fast-riser in the coaching world" and will fill the position left by former special teams coordinator Joe Judge, who took the head coaching job with the New York Giants.

Houston, who was the starting kicker at USC in 2010, was a special teams analyst for the Alabama Crimson Tide last season.

--The Detroit Lions will release veteran defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison this week, according to multiple reports.

Harrison, 31, signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit worth $11.25 million just six months ago, but he hinted at retirement in December after the Lions finished the season with an abysmal 3-12-1 record.

Harrison struggled through groin and knee injuries last season and recorded 49 tackles, the lowest total since his rookie season in 2012.

The Lions will clear nearly $7 million in cap space with the move, and Harrison will be free to sign with any team following his release.

Bears release CB Amukamara, WR Gabriel

Bears release CB Amukamara, WR Gabriel

The Chicago Bears released cornerback Prince Amukamara and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, the team announced Friday.

Per multiple media outlets, the two moves free up $13.5 million in 2020 cap space.

Amukamara collected 53 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games last season.

The 30-year-old recorded 167 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his three seasons (44 games) with the Bears.

Amukamara spent his first six NFL seasons with the New York Giants (2011-15) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2016). He was a first-round pick -- 19th overall -- of the Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has 10 career interceptions.

Fellow cornerbacks Kevin Toliver and Duke Shelley likely will vie for the starting job next season.

Gabriel, who turned 29 on Monday, had 29 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns in nine games this past season.

The 5-foot-7, 168-pound speedster had 96 catches for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns during his two campaigns with the Bears.

Gabriel spent his first four NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2014-15) and Atlanta Falcons (2016-17). He has 228 career receptions for 2,860 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Reports: NFLPA vote means CBA not yet approved

Reports: NFLPA vote means CBA not yet approved

The NFL Players Association Executive Committee on Friday voted 6-5 on Friday against recommending the currently proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to multiple reports.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero first reported the vote's outcome, noting that the executive committee also is the same group responsible for negotiating the deal. However, several committee members, including vice presidents Russell Okung and Richard Sherman, oppose the deal, according to the report.

The executive committee's vote serves as a recommendation, and the proposed CBA now goes to the 32 player representatives for an expected vote later Friday. That vote also will serve as a recommendation, as the proposed deal will go to the full NFLPA membership even if the player reps also vote against it.

According to a report by ESPN's Dan Graziano, earlier this week union leaders and union lawyers decided to hold a full vote regardless of the player representatives' recommendation. More than 50 percent of the membership must vote in favor of the CBA for it to be approved.

On Thursday, NFL owners approved the CBA, which required the agreement of more than three-fourths of the owners in order to ratify the deal.

A conference call for the 32 player reps was set for later Friday, and they were expected to focus on key terms of the agreement including expanding the regular season to 17 games and expanding the playoff field to seven teams in each conference, according to the ESPN report. Other key points include an increased share of revenues for players, increased spending minimums for clubs, changes to the league's drug policy regarding marijuana, a modified on-field discipline fine schedule and increased benefits for former players.

The current CBA was ratified in 2011 and is set to expire following the 2020 season. If approved by the players, the new CBA could reportedly go into effect in time for the new league year, which begins March 18.

Reports: Patriots hire former Alabama assistant Houston

Reports: Patriots hire former Alabama assistant Houston

The New England Patriots are adding former Alabama assistant Joe Houston to their staff as an assistant special teams coach, according to multiple reports on Friday.

According to a report by Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, Houston "is a fast-riser in the coaching world" and will fill the position left by former special teams coordinator Joe Judge, who took the head coaching job with the New York Giants.

Houston, who was the starting kicker at USC in 2010, was a special teams analyst for the Crimson Tide last season. Prior to joining Alabama in 2019, Houston was with Iowa State as the special teams coordinator. He began his coaching career in 2012 at El Camino Community College before serving a brief stint with Toledo.

Bills DE Hughes undergoes groin surgery

Bills DE Hughes undergoes groin surgery

Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes had surgery to repair a groin injury.

His wife, Meghan, posted a photo on social media on Thursday that showed Hughes in his hospital bed. She captioned the photo: "Groin surgery day! 2020 we're coming back better and stronger #Offseasontuneup."

The surgery was performed at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.

It was the second offseason procedure for Hughes, who had wrist surgery on Jan. 20.

Hughes, 31, has spent seven seasons with the Bills, following three with the Indianapolis Colts.

Battling injuries in 2019, he played in all 16 games but managed just 23 tackles and 4.5 sacks, a drop from his 37 tackles and seven sacks the previous season. He recorded three sacks in a wild-card playoff loss to the Houston Texans on Jan. 4.

In 2014, he recorded career season highs of 53 tackles and 10 sacks.

Hughes' wrist ailment was the subject of an NFL investigation as to whether the Bills violated a league policy regarding the reporting of injuries.

The league looked into the matter after Hughes posted on social media on Jan. 7 that he had played the 2019 season with torn ligaments in his wrist. The injury did not appear on any reports during the campaign. The Bills ultimately were cleared.

"The NFL confirmed that the matter was reviewed and there was no violation of the Injury Report policy," the league told the Buffalo chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America, according to ESPN.

Reports: Lions to release DT Harrison

Reports: Lions to release DT Harrison

The Detroit Lions will release veteran defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison this week, according to multiple reports.

Harrison, 31, signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit worth $11.25 million just six months ago, but he hinted at retirement in December after the Lions finished the season with an abysmal 3-12-1 record.

"Wasn't able to ever get back to the form I'm used to, and I got too much pride, man," said Harrison per MLive.com. "I've been doing this too long. So, if I can't be the player I'm used to being, my teammates deserve better, my family deserves better, the (Ford) family deserves better. I never cheated the game a day in my life."

Harrison struggled through groin and knee injuries last season and recorded 49 tackles, the lowest total since his rookie season in 2012.

The Lions will clear nearly $7 million in cap space with the move, and Harrison will be free to sign with any team following his release.

Named first-team All-Pro in 2016 with the New York Giants, Harrison has 485 tackles and 11 sacks in 117 career games with the New York Jets, Giants and Lions, who acquired him from the Giants for a fifth-round pick in October 2018.

Report: Chiefs OC Bieniemy rebuffs Colorado

Report: Chiefs OC Bieniemy rebuffs Colorado

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has turned down a chance to interview for the head coaching job at Colorado, according to a report.

Mike Klis of Denver-based 9NEWS said Bieniemy told Colorado officials that he no longer was interested in the job. Bieniemy, 50, was believed to be the top target for the Buffaloes.

Bieniemy, who played four years for the Buffaloes from 1987-90, reportedly never formally interviewed for the position but repeatedly was contacted by his alma mater. The nine-year NFL veteran running back served as Colorado's offensive coordinator for two seasons prior to joining Andy Reid's staff as the Chiefs' running backs coach in 2013.

Before the 2019 season, Bieniemy interviewed with the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their respective head-coaching positions, and he reportedly declined an interview with the Arizona Cardinals. This offseason, he interviewed with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants, all of which hired other candidates.

The Colorado job came open when Mel Tucker, who led the Buffaloes to a 5-7 record in 2019, left to take the head-coaching position at Michigan State. Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian interviewed for the job this week but pulled out of contention on Thursday.

Bieniemy, a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1990, recorded 3,940 rushing yards and 41 rushing touchdowns while at Colorado. The former running back played for the San Diego Chargers (1991-94), Bengals (1995-98) and Philadelphia Eagles (1999).

NFL notebook: Owners approve new CBA, await players

NFL notebook: Owners approve new CBA, await players

After months of negotiating, representatives for the NFL owners and players union appear to have an agreement in place for a new collective bargaining agreement, with a vote by the players on ratification apparently the only hurdle remaining for the new pact to be approved.

The NFL on Thursday afternoon released a statement indicating that the owners have approved the terms of the proposed CBA, agreed to by negotiators for the NFL and NFLPA. The current CBA was ratified in 2011 and is set to expire following the 2020 season. If approved by the players, the new CBA reportedly could go into effect in time for the new league year, which begins March 18.

Per multiple reports, players and their representatives will hold a conference call Friday to discuss the agreed-to terms. The call could result in a vote on approval among the 32 player representatives, according to the reports.

According to reports Wednesday, both sides agreed to expand the playoffs to seven teams from each conference, up from six, and to increase the regular season from 16 games to 17 games.

--Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will opt out of his contract and become a free agent, multiple media outlets reported.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection has three years remaining on his deal (2020-22), but the 32-year-old reached two statistical targets in 2019 that triggered his potential exit.

According to ESPN, Griffen needed to register six or more sacks and play 57 percent or more of the Vikings' snaps. He had eight sacks and played 77.6 percent of the snaps, starting 15 games and tallying 41 tackles and one interception. His departure would give Minnesota about $13 million in cap room with $800,000 in dead money, per the reports.

--The Cleveland Browns expect Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to be ready for the 2020 season following hip surgery. The team announced that he underwent surgery on Feb. 4, performed by Dr. Chris Larson in Minnesota.

The 27-year-old is expected to return "at some point during training camp," a team source told ESPN.

Landry, who has never missed a game in his six-year career, shared two videos on Instagram about the surgery. He said he had hoped to avoid the procedure but changed his mind after the Pro Bowl. He caught 83 passes for a career-high 1,174 yards and six touchdowns and earned his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl selection in 2019.

--The Washington Redskins released former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Reed after a season lost to a concussion.

Reed didn't play at all in the 2019 regular season after sustaining a concussion during a preseason game on Aug. 22. He was on the receiving end of a helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal.

Reed, 29, has been plagued with concussion issues. Published reports say the one last summer was his seventh documented concussion through his college (Florida) and NFL careers. Reed was close to returning for Week 2 of the 2019 regular season before the symptoms returned. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 14.

--Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh will miss next week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis after undergoing knee replacement surgery, ESPN reported.

Harbaugh, 57, reportedly underwent the operation two weeks ago and his travel has been limited since the procedure. Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year honors in 2019 while guiding the Ravens to a 14-2 record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Harbaugh has a 118-74 regular-season record in 12 years with Baltimore. The Ravens won the Super Bowl following the 2012 season.

--Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst shared details about his earlier battles with anxiety and depression that led to a suicide attempt.

"I'm not this superhero that's portrayed on TV. I'm a regular person," Hurst told Jacksonville station WTLV. "I struggle with depression, anxiety and things like that."

The Jacksonville native's long-term struggles included a scary incident in January 2016 after he quit pursuit of a professional baseball career and was a walk-on with South Carolina's football program. A night of drinking while depressed led to him slashing his wrist and waking up in a hospital. He was handcuffed to the bed.

Ravens' Hurst reveals suicide attempt, mental health challenges

Ravens' Hurst reveals suicide attempt, mental health challenges

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst established himself as an NFL player in 2019 when he made 30 receptions for a 14-2 team.

But the 26-year-old is sharing details about a less-successful time in his life when his battles with anxiety and depression led to a suicide attempt.

"I'm not this superhero that's portrayed on TV. I'm a regular person," Hurst told Jacksonville station WTLV. "I struggle with depression, anxiety and things like that."

The Jacksonville native's long-term struggles included a scary incident in January 2016 after he quit pursuit of a professional baseball career and was a walk-on with South Carolina's football program.

A night of drinking while depressed led to him slashing his wrist and waking up in a hospital. He was handcuffed to the bed.

"I woke up in the hospital," Hurst told WTLV. "I didn't know what happened. I had to have a friend fill me in. Apparently, I had been drinking and went into my apartment and cut my wrist. My friend found me in a puddle of blood. He called 911."

That episode led Hurst to seek help for his mental health challenges. Now, he is intent on raising the awareness.

"I don't have the answers to fix all of this," Hurst told the station. "It's still a trial and error to this day, but I will say I have much more good days than I do bad days."

Hurst also detailed times when he would withdraw from family and friends and heavily drink in an attempt to cure his problems.

"There were weeks at a time I would sit in a dark room and not want to be around people," Hurst said. "Just that fear of embarrassment. I had never experienced anything like that."

After one of those experiences, he learned his father also struggled with mental health issues.

"He told me the family history with his (obsessive-compulsive disorder)," Hurst said. "His anxiety and things as well. The depression he went through and it was easier than understanding, 'Hey he's been through this and he understands what's going on.' Then I laid out 'Here's what's going on in my life.'"

Hurst is one of approximately 40 million adults dealing with an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The group said it is common for people with anxiety to also suffer from depression.

Hurst is doing his part to lessen the stigma involved with mental health issues.

"For some reason, people equate mental illness with having to be ashamed. It's something you shouldn't talk about," Hurst said. "I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of. Everybody goes through something ... If my story is going to change the narrative on this and people are going to talk about it more, then so be it."

Redskins release former Pro Bowl TE Reed

Redskins release former Pro Bowl TE Reed

The Washington Redskins released tight end Jordan Reed on Thursday after a season lost to a concussion.

Reed didn't play at all in the 2019 regular season after sustaining a concussion during a preseason game on Aug. 22. He was on the receiving end of a helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal.

The 29-year-old Reed has been plagued with concussion issues. Published reports say the one last summer was his seventh documented concussion through his college (Florida) and NFL careers.

Reed was close to returning for Week 2 of the 2019 regular season before the symptoms returned. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 14.

When healthy, Reed served as a potent offensive weapon for the Redskins. He has recorded 329 receptions for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns in 65 games (36 starts) since being selected by Washington with a third-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Reed's top season was in 2015, when he had career bests of 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He was a Pro Bowl selection the following season when he had 66 catches for 686 yards and six scores.

According to multiple media reports, cutting Reed will save Washington $8.5 million in salary-cap space this spring.

With Reed's release and Vernon Davis' retirement, the Redskins have three tight ends under contract through 2020: Jeremy Sprinkle, Hale Hentges and Caleb Wilson.

Sprinkle had 26 receptions for 241 yards and a touchdown last season while Hentges had eight grabs for 103 yards and a score. Wilson did not play in a game in his rookie season in 2019.

NFL owners approve new CBA, await players

NFL owners approve new CBA, await players

After months of negotiating, representatives for the NFL owners and players union appear to have an agreement in place for a new collective bargaining agreement, with a vote by the players on ratification apparently the only hurdle remaining for the new CBA to be approved.

The NFL on Thursday afternoon released a statement indicating that the owners have approved the terms of the proposed CBA, agreed to by negotiators for the NFL and NFLPA.

According to multiple reports, players and their representatives will hold a conference call Friday to discuss the agreed-to terms. The call could result in a vote on approval among the 32 player representatives, according to the reports. According to NFL.com's Tom Pelissero, if a two-thirds majority approves, the proposal would then go to all of the players for a final vote. Per Pelissero, only a simple majority would be required at that vote.

"The membership voted today to accept the negotiated terms on the principal elements of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement," read the owners' statement, released following a meeting of all 32 owners in New York. "The Players Association would also need to vote to approve the same terms for there to be a new agreement.

"Since the clubs and players need to have a system in place and know the rules that they will operate under by next week, the membership also approved moving forward under the final year of the 2011 CBA if the players decide not to approve the negotiated terms. Out of respect for the process and our partners at the NFLPA, we will have no further comment at this time."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the vote among owners was not unanimous. Three-fourths of the owners had to approve for the CBA to be ratified.

According to reports Wednesday, both sides agreed to expand the playoffs to seven teams from each conference, up from six, and to give only one team from each conference a bye in the wild-card round, down from two teams.

The biggest question remaining is the potential addition of a 17th regular-season game. According to multiple reports, the proposed CBA allows the league the option to expand the regular season to 17 games at some point in the next four seasons, but no sooner than 2021.

According to the reports, the proposed changes also include increasing the players' share of total revenue, relaxing offseason workout rules, bumping up the performance-bonus pool, and limiting teams to using only one of the franchise or transition tag on impending free agents each offseason (currently, each team can use both each offseason).

The current CBA was ratified in 2011 and is set to expire following the 2020 season. If approved by the players, the new CBA could reportedly go into effect in time for the new league year, which begins March 18.

Ravens' Harbaugh to miss NFL combine after surgery

Ravens' Harbaugh to miss NFL combine after surgery

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh will miss next week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis after undergoing knee replacement surgery, ESPN reported on Thursday.

Harbaugh, 57, reportedly underwent the surgery two weeks ago and his travel has been limited since the procedure.

ESPN said Harbaugh's recovery is going well.

Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year honors in 2019 while guiding the Ravens to a 14-2 record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

However, the Ravens were pummeled by Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs. Henry rushed for 195 yards in Tennessee's 28-12 victory.

Harbaugh has a 118-74 regular-season record in 12 years with Baltimore. The Ravens won the Super Bowl following the 2012 season.

Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams are not sending the majority of their coaching staffs to Indianapolis, according to a recent ESPN report. The Broncos feel the assistants can make better use of their time by watching film in Denver, while the Rams are prioritizing having new coordinators Kevin O'Connell (offensive) and Brandon Staley (defensive) stay in Los Angeles to implement new systems.

Rams coach Sean McVay reportedly plans to spend just one day in Indianapolis, fulfilling media obligations before returning to Los Angeles.

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