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Carolina Panthers v Miami Dolphins

According to ProFootballTalk, the St. Louis Rams have signed former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jake Long to a four-year, $34 million contract.

Long, the first overall pick from the 2008 NFL draft, will make $8.5 million per season, with $16 million in guaranteed money.

The Dolphins reportedly made a strong push to keep Long, but in the end, the 4-time Pro Bowler decided that his future was with the Rams.

Washington Redskins v New York Giants

According to Steve Tisch, the chairman and executive vice president of the New York Giants, he wouldn’t be surprised if another NFL team made a move for Giants’ restricted free agent Victor Cruz.

Speaking to reporters at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix, Giants chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch said that an offer sheet for Cruz was “probable,” Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reported Sunday.

Although the list of teams that would be interested in having Cruz is probably quite long, apparently it does not include the Indianapolis Colts.

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Denver Broncos Mini Camp

Over the past few days, the Elvis Dumervil saga has taken a couple of incredibly strange turns. On Friday, he was released by the Denver Broncos after the paperwork to restructure his contract wasn’t filed before the deadline that would see his 2013 base salary become official. Yesterday, Dumervil fired his agent Marty Magid as a result of that revised contract fiasco (a message to all player agents: you need to use something more technologically advanced than a fax machine).

Today, he hired a new agent and there were a slew of teams interested in signing him, including: Baltimore, New England and Tennessee.

Well, you can add Pittsburgh to that list of teams vying for his services.

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Green Bay Packers v New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have re-signed defensive back Kyle Arrington to a four-year deal worth $16 million, including $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

The 26-year-old Arrington, who has been with the Patriots since 2009, was fielding offers from several teams before deciding to stay in New England.

In 16 games last season (including 12 starts), Arrington recorded 74 tackles and 1 forced fumble.

Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers

Adam Schefter is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is visiting the New England Patriots today, and should the Pats  sign him to an offer sheet, the Steelers may not have enough cap space to match the offer.

This is truly an interesting situation, and we’ll keep you posted with information as it becomes available.

In 16 games (7 starts) in 2012, Sanders had 44 receptions for 626 yards and 1 touchdown.

Oakland Raiders v Seattle Seahawks

According to ProFootballTalk, the New York Jets have signed former Oakland Raiders’ running back Mike Goodson to a 3-year $6.9 million contract.

The Jets needed to fill a vacant spot in their backfield after the departure of leading rusher Shonn Greene, who signed with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday.

ESPN is reporting that the Jets may see Goodson as a possible number one running back because of his big play potential (he averaged 6.3 yards per carry), and his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield (he had 40 catches for 310 yards in 2010).

In 2012, Goodson had 221 yards on 35 carries while playing a limited role behind Darren McFadden.

Indianapolis Colts v Oakland Raiders

Yesterday, it was reported that former Falcons defensive end John Abraham was visiting the New England Patriots on Friday as part of the Pat’s continuing quest to improve their pass rush.

Abraham isn’t the only veteran defensive end that will be visiting New England today, Tom Curran of Comcast Sportsnet is reporting that the Patriots will also host former Indianapolis Colt Dwight Freeney.

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