Raiders release Crabtree ahead of signing Nelson

The Oakland Raiders released wide receiver Michael Crabtree after three seasons, the team announced Thursday. That makes room for a new addition, as the Raiders are reportedly signing former Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson to a two-year, $15-million deal. Crabtree produced his lowest yardage output as a member of the Raiders in 2017 and was suspended for one game for his latest encounter with Aqib Talib. The Raiders will save around $7.7 million in cap space by parting with the veteran receiver, according to Spotrac.

Philadelphia continued to address their biggest areas of need by trading Torrey Smith to the Panthers for cornerback Darryl Worley, a former third-round pick who started 25 games in Carolina over his first two NFL seasons. He should have a chance to compete for a starting role.

In addition to adding pieces from outside, the Eagles also retained one of their most important players by signing linebacker Nigel Bradham to a five-year extension. After they gave up 33 points in their Super Bowl win, the Eagles are clearly not content to bring back the same defense in 2018. The best always deserve credit when they make an effort to get even better. 5) Tennessee Titans Tennessee made some big noise in free agency.

O’Donnell, 26, has spent his entire career in Chicago after being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. Last season, O’Donnell managed 39.7 net yards per punt, which ranked just 24th in the league.

The move:?Former New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL Network’s Dan Hellie.

Analysis:?The reverse Wes Welker? Eleven years after the Patriots snagged the future star slot man from their division rival, the Dolphins are hoping to get some payback by landing the man who was supposed to replace Welker in New England. Amendola emerged as a postseason star for the Patriots, but his fit in Miami is curious given the addition of Albert Wilson and return of DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills.ravens_069

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