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NFL Notes: Russell Wilson, 49ers, Dolphins, & Giants

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Seahawks’ $21 million per year offer to QB Russell Wilson isn’t the total value of the agreement, but includes his $1.5 million salary under his rookie agreement.

According to Florio, if the Seahawks are offering Wilson $21 million annually over the course of four years, the total value of the deal would be $85.5 million over five years or an average salary of $17.1 million.

Florio mentions that Wilson would likely be able to get a much more than $21 million per year from either the Seahawks or another team at some point.

The two sides have another 36 hours or so to continue discussing an extension before Wilson’s self imposed deadline is up.


  • The 49ers announced that they’ve already removed RB Carlos Hyde from the Active/Non-Football Injury List and placed him on their active roster.


  • Field Yates reports that the Dolphins signed QB Josh Freeman to a deal that includes a salary split of $413,000).
  • Yates adds that this move will protect Miami a bit in the event Freeman sustains an injury.


Mike Florio, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Giants have yet to make an effort to sign QB Eli Manning to a long-term extension.

Florio mentions that there’s really no chance of the two parties reaching an agreement before the start of trainin camp.

Even so, Florio expects the Giants to eventually lock up Manning to a deal that will allow him to retire with the franchise.

  • Dan Grazino reports that DE Jason Pierre-Paul is getting his own medical care and rehab near his home in South Florida, and there’s currently no timetable for returning to the Giants.
  • Grazino’s source emphasized that Pierre-Paul expects to be healthy and play this season, “sooner than a lot of people think.

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