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NFL Notes: Extensions, 49ers, Cowboys, & Ravens

Extensions

  • John Clayton of ESPN predicts that the Seahawks will lock up HC Pete Carroll to an extension worth more than $10 million per year before the start of the season.
  • Sticking with predictions from John Clayton, the ESPN analyst expects the Colts to sign QB Andrew Luck to a new deal that will pay him between $23 million to $23.5 million per year sometime before the start of training camp.
  • While both the Redskins and QB Kirk Cousins would like to get a long-term deal done, John Keim expects Cousins to play out the 2016 season under the franchise tag, as there’s little incentive to lock him up right now.
  • David Newton expects the Panthers to sign DT Kawann Short to a long-term extension this summer that will leave him among the five highest paid defensive tackles in the NFL.
  • In regards to Saints QB Drew Brees, Mike Triplett can see the Saints signing Brees to a four-year extension worth over $90 million before the start of camp.
  • Jamison Hensley expects the Ravens to get an agreement in place with franchise K Justin Tucker before the July 15 deadline.

49ers

49ers DC Jim O’Neil referred to DB Jimmie Ward as one of their “best 11″ players and indicated that he could see time at cornerback this year.

“We’re trying to find ways to get our best 11 on the field,” O’Neil said, via CSN Bay Area. “So far what he’s shown now on the practice field, I’m confident he could be out there (at cornerback).”

Cowboys

  • ESPN’s Todd Archer predicts the Cowboys will make veteran RB Darren McFadden available for trade towards the end of the summer.
  • Archer also expects the Cowboys to hold onto G Ronald Leary, despite the fact that he’s requested a trade out of Dallas. Archer mentions that the Cowboys are willing to pay Leary his $2.553 million salary and hope to recoup a compensatory pick for him in 2018.

Ravens

  • John Clayton of ESPN predicts the Ravens will trade veteran LT Eugene Monroe to the first team that loses a starting left tackle to an injury this summer.
  • Monroe has been tossed out as a potential trade candidate since the Ravens used the No. 6 overall pick on Ronnie Stanley a month ago.