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– Bills: Matt Milano extends for 4 years

– Chiefs: Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz cut

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Declining revenues for the NFL

Not surprisingly, the global COVID epidemic has not helped the finances of the NFL. According to the Sports Business Journal, league revenues in 2020 reached $ 12 billion. Wonderful for 99% of companies, but much less satisfactory for an NFL which had accumulated $ 16 billion in revenue in 2019, and which expected 16.5 billion in 2020 before the pandemic.

It is therefore at least 4 billion dollars that flew away, causing in particular a drop in the salary cap for teams. The 2020 season notably saw the stadiums accumulate just over a million spectators, against 17 million a year earlier.

The good news for homeowners is that huge TV rights deals are expected to bail out the coffers for years to come.

JuJu Smith-Schuster on the start

Sometimes all it takes is one click to create information. By clicking « no » to an Instagram poll asking if he will stay in Pittsburgh, JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) seems to have confirmed that he will be on the move in a few days when the free agency opens.

David Culley says Deshaun Watson will stay in Houston

Episode 150 of the potential trade of Deshaun Watson (QB). David Culley, the new head coach of the Texans, was at a press conference this Thursday. And he confirmed the team’s position, Deshaun Watson is not going anywhere.

“We are very attached to Deshaun as our quarterback. « 

When asked about a potential Plan B, he said there isn’t one, as Watson won’t be leaving. While the quarterback didn’t tell him he wanted to stay, he didn’t tell him he wanted to leave either.

“I don’t know anything about his desire not to be a Texan anymore. « 

I know, it’s a bit disjointed, but I’ll transcribe it for you as well.


– The Bears signed a 5-year, $ 16 million contract extension to Cairo Santos (K), their kicker. According to ESPN, the last two years can be canceled, so the contract is more like 3 years and 11 million. Santos had 30 out of 32 field goals last season, and 36/37 for extra points. He finally seems to be the kicker Chicago has been looking for for a few years.

– The Eagles changed the contract of Javon Hargrave (DT) to earn $ 9.4 million in their payroll. (NFL Media)

– Texans made $ 6.53 million in payroll by amending contract from Brandin Cooks (WR), which also seems to mean the 27-year-old catcher is part of the franchise’s plans for the near future.

– Serial extensions for the Falcons. The team announced that they have extended the contract for four players: Younghoe Koo (K), Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (DE), Tyler Hall (CB) and Christian Blake (WR). At the same time, Ian Rapoport indicated that Atlanta should not hold back Damontae Kazee (S).

– The Steelers have extended the contract of the receiver, but especially the returner, by one season, Ray-ray mccloud.


– According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the Lions should part ways with Justin Coleman (CB) in the coming days. Jesse James (TE) should accompany him to the door.

Orlando Brown Jr. (OT), who asked the Ravens to transfer, is said to be in contact with six teams, according to NFL Media. As a reminder, the double Pro-Bowler wants to leave Baltimore to play left tackle, a position where he is helmed by Ronnie Stanley in Maryland.

Jaydon Mickens (Buccaneers) arrested for carrying an illegal gun

The receiver of the Buccaneers, Jaydon mickens, was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles last Friday. Police reportedly found a weapon concealed in his car during a traffic jam, according to Jon Ledyard of Pewter Report.

Mickens has played 10 games for Tampa Bay this season, and was the team’s main returner.

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