- Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer mentions Panthers first-round DT Derrick Brown‘s rookie deal includes offset language.
- Offset language lets teams deduct cash owed to players based on salary they receive if signed by other teams and is one of the few negotiable aspects of rookie deals.
- Redskins CB Aaron Colvin‘s one-year deal includes a $910,000 thousand base salary, $137,500 signing bonus and qualifies for the veteran salary benefit. (Field Yates)
New Saints RB Ty Montgomery hasn’t quite been able to find the right fit since entering the NFL. A wide receiver in college at Stanford, Montgomery converted to running back in his second season with the Packers after being drafted. But his time in Green Bay soured and he was traded to the Ravens before signing on as a free agent with the Jets last offseason. Despite talking a big game about featuring Montgomery’s versatility, Jets HC Adam Gase couldn’t carry that over into the regular season and Montgomery was seldom used. The veteran hopes New Orleans will be different.
“Speaking with my agent, this is just a perfect opportunity for someone in my position, who basically has kind of struggled a little bit in trying to find my niche and my role in offenses, being drafted as a receiver and then moving to running back,” Montgomery said via Ryan DeShazier of the team’s website. “Sort of being in different boxes and trying to figure out how to fit the best in an offense. I think the Saints’ offense gives me that.”
- Montgomery’s one-year deal includes a $910,000 thousand base salary, $137,500 signing bonus and qualifies for the veteran salary benefit. (Field Yates)
- Saints OL Patrick Omameh‘s one-year deal includes a $1.05 million base salary, $137,500 signing bonus and qualifies for the veteran salary benefit.