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Lions extend Quinn’s deal to match length of Patricia’s deal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have extended general manager Bob Quinn’s contract to match the length of the deal they gave coach Matt Patricia . Detroit announced the agreement with Quinn on Friday, four days after hiring Patricia. The Lions have not provided details on the length of Quinn or Patricia’s contracts. Lions president Rod Wood says the ...

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Quarterback deals expected to dominate the offseason

Beginning with Alex Smith going to Washington when the league’s new year starts next month and Jimmy Garoppolo agreeing to a record-breaking deal with San Francisco on Thursday , several quarterbacks will find new riches and many teams will land new QBs in 2018. Tom Brady may have been denied another championship but not his coordinator, and some believe Josh ...

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Garoppolo, 49ers connect, completing long-term record deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jimmy Garoppolo could have waited and cashed in even more than he did after other quarterbacks re-set the market. The San Francisco 49ers could have used a franchise tag instead of making a long-term commitment to make sure Garoppolo was worth a hefty investment after only seven NFL starts. But both sides wanted this resolved quickly, ...

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49ers re-sign QB Jimmy Garoppolo to 5-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jimmy Garoppolo signed a record-breaking, five-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday that will pay him a reported $137.5 million to keep him off the free-agent market next month without forcing the team to use the one-year franchise tag. NFL Network first reported the terms of the contract, which is worth $27.5 million per ...

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Monday funeral in Atlanta for Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson

ATLANTA (AP) Funeral services have been arranged for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, who was killed with his Uber driver when authorities say a drunken driver living illegally in the U.S. struck them along a highway. Jackson’s funeral will be held Monday at Big Bethel AME Church in his hometown of Atlanta. The 26-year-old Jackson’s family says the Colts and ...

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AP source: Colts seek Bills’ permission to interview Leslie Frazier

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — A person with knowledge of the situation confirms to The Associated Press the Indianapolis Colts have sought permission to interview Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because neither team has revealed this development, which was first reported by NFL.com. The Colts have ...

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Quarterbacks will dominate the 2018 NFL offseason

Quarterbacks will rule the NFL’s offseason. Beginning with Alex Smith going to Washington when the league’s new year starts next month, several quarterbacks will find new riches and many teams will land new quarterbacks in 2018. Tom Brady may have been denied another championship but not his coordinator, and some believe Josh McDaniels’ sudden change of heart this week in ...

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