National Football League News Heats Up As Pre-Season is Near

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June 12th, 2019

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1. Around the National Football League.

The New England Patriots filed tampering charges Wednesday against the Houston Texans for the attempted general manager hire of Nick Caserio.

Amari Cooper is not sweating out when he will get a long-term contract with the Dallas Cowboys finalized.

The Titans have wrapped up their 2019 draft class by signing second-round wide receiver A.J. Brown.

After trading Twitter barbs with Antonio Brown this offseason, JuJu Smith-Schuster said he is disappointed with how things ended with the All-Pro.

The Steelers have yet to open extension talks with Joe Haden, but the cornerback seems eager to get things underway.

The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a one-year extension with offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz on Wednesday, putting him under contract through the 2021 season.

The Chicago Bears‘ kicking competition experienced another setback on Tuesday, and it wound up costing one player his job. Blewitt’s release leaves Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry as the two Chicago kickers currently under contract.

The Cowboys have signed third-round pick Connor McGovern, who could provide quality support behind Connor Williams and Zack Martin at the guard spots.

The Tennessee Titans announced they are retiring the numbers of running back Eddie George and quarterback Steve McNair. The jerseys will be retired in a ceremony before the Titans’ home opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 15.

Making the jump from Year 1 to Year 2 of the Kirk Cousins era in Minnesota, Vikings coaches and front-office personnel have been adamant that statistics, no matter how impressive they appear, won’t cut it if they don’t translate to wins and a shot at a postseason run.

2. Analyzing the 2019 NFL draft.

The 2019 NFL draft is over, and NFL Nation has you covered. Our crew of 32 team reporters breaks down all 254 picks.

3. AJ McCarron says the Houston Texans are the best team he’s been on in his career.

4. NFL Transaction from Spotrac

JUN 12 2019A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown, WR

Signed a 4 year contract with Tennessee (TEN)

JUN 12 2019Mitchell Schwartz

Mitchell Schwartz, RT

Signed a 1 year $11.225 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC)

JUN 11 2019Cameron Jordan

Cameron Jordan, DE

Signed a 3 year $52.5 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)

JUN 11 2019Luke Rhodes

Luke Rhodes, ILB

Signed a 4 year $4.85 million contract extension with Indianapolis (IND)

JUN 11 2019Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph, TE

Signed a 4 year $36 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)

JUN 10 2019Caraun Reid

Caraun Reid, DT

Signed a 1 year $805,000 contract with Indianapolis (IND)

JUN 10 2019Antonio Garcia

Antonio Garcia, T

Suspended 4 games for violating the league’s PED policy, forfeiting $116,472 in 2019 salary with Indianapolis (IND)

JUN 10 2019John Jerry

John Jerry, G

Signed a contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

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