Hopkins closing in on extension
New Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins is close to agreeing to a contract extension, according to NFL Network. The four-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro has done the deal himself.
After Hopkins was traded from the Texans to the Cardinals in March, it was reported that his desire for a new deal was the reason behind the trade. The Cards began to work on a deal shortly after acquiring him.
Raiders backup QB Mariota goes on IR
The Raiders put backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. Mariota has been dealing with a pectoral strain and has been limited in recent practices, according to NFL Network. In a corresponding move, the Raiders signed former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer to the practice squad.
Jags add QB Glennon to practice squad
The Jaguars signed former Bears quarterback Mike Glennon to their practice squad, adding a veteran under the NFL’s revamped roster rules. Also, running back Ryquell Armstead is expected to miss significant time after landing on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks.
Steelers add ex-Chiefs punter Colquitt
The Steelers signed veteran punter Dustin Colquitt, son of two-time Steelers Super Bowl punter Craig Colquitt, and released punter Jordan Berry. Colquitt, 38, was released by the Chiefs in April after 15 seasons with the team.
This and that
The Giants are expected to release cornerback Deandre Baker this week. Baker is on the commissioner’s exempt list after he was arrested in the offseason.
Chargers receiver Mike Williams likely will be a game-time decision for the season opener against the Bengals with a sprained right shoulder.
The Patriots put running back Damien Harris on injured reserve with a hand injury.