NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS DARNOLD, PATRIOTS, RAVENS LAMAR JACKSON, PETER KING

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Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the two sides agreed to a four-year, $30.25 million fully-guaranteed contract with a $20 million signing bonus.

Sam Darnold was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, which was considered a steal by some. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller listed the USC product as the No. 1 quarterback in the class, well ahead of first overall pick Baker Mayfield. Continue Reading, by ROB GOLDBERG

Last year Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t sign his franchise tag and report to the team until training camp and the preseason were over. This year coach Mike Tomlin hopes that’s not the case.

Tomlin told CBS Sports that he would like to see Bell in camp, and in better shape, than last year. Continue Reading

The Baltimore Ravens open the preseason on Thursday night in Canton, Ohio, and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to see significant playing time.

Asked what he wants to show in his first exhibition game in an NFL uniform, Jackson answered, “I’m a quarterback.” Continue Reading, by Michael David Smith

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The New England Patriots are already entering the season short at wide receiver following the four-game suspension of Julian Edelman.

To make matters even more difficult, the likes of Jordan Matthews, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt have dealt with various injury during the early part of camp. Now, according to ESPN’s Field Yates, New England worked out veteran free agent Eric Decker on Monday. Continue Reading, by Vincent Frank

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