Tampa Bay was not obligated to pay Pierre-Paul because he was on the non-football injury list as a result of a neck injury suffered in a car crash in June.
However, the team and player compromised, giving Pierre-Paul a chance to earn as much as $10.5 million and then hit free agency after the season.
Per ESPN’s Jenna Laine, the Buccaneers could use the cap space freed by the move with Pierre-Paul to offer LB Shaquil Barrett, who’s exploded for eight sacks in three games, an extension before he hits the open market.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Buccaneers have not yet approached Barrett about an extension, though he expects it happen shortly.
Tampa Bay would still have to pay $1 million in dead money for Pinion, while the salaries for Perriman ($4 million) and Bucannon ($2.5 million) are already guaranteed for the season. However, Auman writes that none of them would be hard to replace from an on-field perspective, as they’re either not playing much or not performing well at the moment.
The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman believes Packers LB Kyler Fackrell needs to convert more pressures to sacks before the team considers extending him.
The Packers officially ruled out DL Montravius Adams (Shoulder) and LB Oren Burks (Chest) for Thursday’s game against the Eagles and list OLB Kyler Fackrell (Shoulder), WR Jake Kumerow (Shoulder) and OLB Za’Darius Smith (Knee) as questionable.
According to NFL Media’s Tiffany Blackmon, Panthers QB Cam Newton underwent an MRI at some point that confirmed he had suffered a midfoot sprain.
Newton has been telling people he suffered a Lisfranc injury, which is somewhat interchangeable with a midfoot sprain according to a podiatrist Blackmon spoke to, although a Lisfranc injury is typically seen as more serious.