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NFL Notes: Eli Manning, Marcell Dareus, & Browns

Eli Manning

Reports from earlier in the day mentions that the Giants are close to finalizing a four-year, $84 million contract extension for QB Eli Manning.

  • However, Chris Mortensen reports that Manning and Giants have an agreement on money, but remain hung up on the specific contract language.
  • Mortensen added that they hope to resolve the matter by this weekend.
  • According to Ian Rapoport, the expectation is that Manning’s extension will likely include a no-trade clause.

Marcell Dareus

There are some contract details coming out regarding Bills DT Marcell Dareus‘ new $100 extension.

  • Dareus receives $28 million in first-year cash, which happens to be the most for any defensive tackles. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Dareus receives $42.9 million fully guaranteed at signing, which is actually more than Russell ($31.7M) and Cam Newton ($31.0M) received. (Rand Getlin)
  • The Bills will pay Dareus $45 million in the first two years of his deal or $15 million more than if they used their franchise tag on him in back-to-back years. (Rand Getlin)
  • $55 million becomes fully guaranteed by third day of 2016 league year, and that figure increases to $60 million fully guaranteed by third day of 2017 league year. (Rand Getlin)
  • Getlin points out that based on the structure of this contract, it’s going to be very difficult for the Bills to move on from Dareus before his guaranteed money is locked in.


  • New Browns RB Robert Turbin tells Mary Kay Cabot that doctors have told him that he’ll be out about 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain, but he’s hurrying to get back.

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