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  • Brian Robison DE | MIN

    Vikings' Brian Robison: Signs extension through 2018

    Robison signed a one-year extension that takes his contract through 2018, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

    Robison agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from a non-guaranteed $5.3 million to a fully-guaranteed $3.9 million, with the number then dropping to $3.2 million (including $1.25 million guaranteed) for 2018. He'll turn 34 in April and has never recorded double-digit sacks in a season, but his run defense and consistency have long made him an asset to the Vikings. Robison has played 15 or 16 games in each of his 10 NFL seasons, recording 4.5 or more sacks each of the past six years while starting every contest he's played.

  • Panthers' Jonathan Stewart: Signs extension through 2018

    The Panthers signed Stewart to a one-year extension through 2018, the team's official website reports.

    Previously entering the final season of a five-year, $36.5 million contract he signed in 2012, the 30-year-old running back was scheduled for a 2017 cap hit of $8.25 million. The extension likely redistributes some of that charge to 2018, ending any speculation about the possibility Stewart could be released. He had 218 carries for 824 yards (3.8 YPC) and nine touchdowns in 13 games last season, missing at least three contests for a fifth consecutive year. The Panthers could still select a running back early in the upcoming draft, as Stewart's age and injury history are cause for concern, while backfield mates Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker both profile as complementary pieces.

  • Mark Sanchez QB | DAL

    Bears' Mark Sanchez: Signs one-year contract with Bears

    Sanchez signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

    After visiting with team officials Wednesday, Sanchez and the Bears finalized a one-year deal with the veteran late Thursday. The Bears gave Mike Glennon a multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, so Sanchez's arrival in Chicago is primarily to add depth behind the former Buccaneer. Sanchez served as Dak Prescott's backup in Dallas last season and appeared in two games, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two interceptions.

  • Seahawks' Michael Wilhoite: Signs with Seahawks

    Wilhoite signed with the Seahawks on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The ex-49er will stay in the division by inking a deal with Seattle. Wilhoite appeared in all 16 games with the 49ers last season, recording 55 total tackles and forcing one fumble. He figures to add depth at the right outside linebacker spot behind starter K.J. Wright.

  • Mark Sanchez QB | DAL

    Mark Sanchez: Nearing deal with Bears

    Sanchez is expected to sign with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The veteran signal caller had a successful meeting with the Bears on Wednesday and it appears the two sides are working towards finalizing a deal. Given that the Bears inked former Buccaneer Mike Glennon to a hefty, multi-year deal earlier in the offseason, Sanchez would presumably be signing to be Chicago's backup. Sanchez appeared in two games with the Cowboys in relief of Dak Prescott last season, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards with two interceptions.

  • Tyrunn Walker DT | DET

    Rams' Tyrunn Walker: Inks contract with Rams

    The Rams signed Walker on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Undrafted in 2012, Walker spent the first three seasons of his career with the Saints, before logging a two-year stint in Detroit. Overall, he's totaled 63 tackles (38 solo), 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery across 42 games. As a member of the Rams, Walker will serve as a rotational piece behind starting defensive tackles Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers.

  • Packers' Ricky Jean-Francois: Signs with Packers

    Jean-Francois signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Packers on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Jean-Francois visited a few teams after being cut by the Redskins last week before signing with the Packers. He had a career-high 32 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in 2016, and he'll likely see significant playing time along the defensive line with Green Bay.

  • Darryl Tapp DE | NO

    Saints' Darryl Tapp: Re-signs with Saints

    Tapp re-signed with the Saints on Thursday, Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports.

    Tapp will be entering his 12th NFL season in 2017. In 2016, his first year with New Orleans, Tapp played in all 16 games, recording 17 tackles, including 0.5 sacks. He'll likely be a backup player once again in the upcoming campaign.

  • Cedric Peerman RB | CIN

    Bengals' Cedric Peerman: Re-signs with Bengals

    Peerman has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Bengals, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    After missing the first 10 games of the 2016 season due to a fractured forearm, Peerman logged six carries for 15 yards in six games. Where he did make his mark, however, was on special teams. It's a role he'll reprise in 2017, while also continuing to serve as a depth option in the Bengals' backfield.

  • Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Signs tender from Chargers

    Phillips signed his exclusive rights tender from the Chargers on Thursday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

    Phillips has worked his way from the Chargers' practice squad in 2014 to fill-in starter last season, culminating with six starts among 14 appearances. The elevated workload translated to 38 tackles (25 solo), three passes defended, and one interception in the latter campaign, but he's destined for a reserve gig in 2017 with No. 1 strong safety Jahleel Addae proving his health down the stretch.