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August 22, 2019

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New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted for felony cocaine possession on August 8, according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe. Chung just signed a contract extension with this offseason.

The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree late Wednesday night, more than two weeks after trying him out during training camp.

The move came hours after the Cardinals released wide receiver Kevin White and days after news surfaced about rookie receiver Hakeem Butler’s fractured hand.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told reporters last week that cornerback Tavon Young could miss the 2019 season after suffering a serious neck injury, but the club hasn’t been given an update on the status of the 25-year-old defensive back.

John Elway doesn’t play football anymore but still has juice and can bring awareness to issues. The Denver Broncos president of football operations and general manager, appeared Thursday on NBC’s “Today” to help raise awareness for Dupuytren’s contracture, also known as Viking disease.

The Hall of Fame quarterback said he was diagnosed with the condition 15 years ago — well after he retired following the 1998 season — and that his ring fingers on both hands were constricted into a bent position.

Elway initially opted against having surgery to treat the issue and more recently underwent a non-surgical treatment to attempt to straighten his fingers.

While the Pittsburgh Steelers are working on a new contract for cornerback Joe Haden, the club doesn’t plan to negotiate extensions for edge rusher Bud Dupree, safety Sean Davis, or defensive tackle Javon Hargrave before the start of the regular season.

Pittsburgh currently has the fourth-least amount of cap space (~$5.213MM) in the NFL, per Over the Cap, and the club’s outlook isn’t much better next year. In 2020, the Steelers project to have just $7.7MM in available funds, seventh-least in the league.

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