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NFL Notes: Von Miller, Cowboys & Lions
- Joel Corry of CBS Sports points out that Von Miller‘s new six-year, $114 million contract with the Broncos includes a $17 million signing bonus to go along with a $6 million roster bonus guaranteed for skill and injury.
- Miller’s 2016 cap figure will be $11.5 million, according to Corry.
- $500,000 of Miller’s 2017 workout bonus is fully guaranteed at signing, but is prorated and treated like a signing bonus.
- Corry adds that the deal also includes team options in 2020 and 2021, which is the same structure Denver used for their deal with LB Brandon Marshall.
- Todd Archer of ESPN wonders if long-time Cowboys TE Jason Witten could quietly walk away from the NFL much like Tim Duncan recently did in the NBA.
- Archer questions whether the Cowboys’ decision to re-sign Justin Durant was more about Mark Nzeocha and Damien Wilson than finding a replacement for Rolando McClain.
- According to Archer, Anthony Hitchens should be the team’s starting middle linebacker, barring an injury.
- Considering that the Cowboys brought back Durant, Archer is curious to see if the consider re-signing someone like DE George Selvie to bolster their defensive line depth.
- Archer reports that there’s “a lot of work to be done” in regards to an extension for C Travis Fredrick if Dallas wants to get an agreement in place before training camp.
- Michael Rothstein expects the Lions to keep five running backs including FB Michael Burton on their 53-man roster.
- Rothstein could see the Lions signing another running back to compete in training camp.
Tags Anthony Hitchens Damien Wilson George Selvie Jason Witten Justin Durant Mark Nzeocha Michael Burton Rolando McClain Travis Fredrick von miller