Hop­kins clos­ing in on ex­ten­sion

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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.

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