Albany Times Union
Sources: Raiders trade Waller to Giants
HENDERSON, Nev. — Tight end Darren Waller is being traded to the New York Giants, who will send the Las Vegas Raiders a 2023 third-round draft pick, two people familiar with the deal said Tuesday.
They spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. One person said the Giants will send the Raiders their No. 100 overall selection, which was acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs in the deal for wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
Waller, who made the Pro Bowl in 2020 gives Giants quarterback Daniel Jones a major playmaker and an upgrade at tight end. Last year’s starter, Daniel Bellinger, caught 30 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns.
More Giants: The Giants have resigned running back Matt Breida. He was the backup to Saquon Barkley. Breida had 54 carries for 220 yards and a touchdown last season.
49ers: San Francisco agreed to a contract extension Tuesday with starting center Jake Brendel before he could hit the open market.
Bears: Chicago added help on the defensive line, agreeing to a deal with former Tennessee Titans defensive end Demarcus Walker.
Browns: Cleveland is bringing back linebacker Sione Takitaki after his solid 2022 season was ended early by a knee injury, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday . ... The Browns are also re-signing center Ethan Polic.
Chargers: Offensive tackle Trey Pipkins agreed to terms Tuesday on a three-year contract to return to the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal . ...
The Chargers on Tuesday also announced that linebacker Eric Kendricks has signed a multi-year contract . ... Los Angeles also gave running back Austin Ekeler permission to explore a trade after the two sides were unable to reach agreement on an extension. Ekeler has one year remaining on his contract.
Colts: Indianapolis will release longtime NFL quarterback Matt Ryan in a cost-cutting move Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
Commanders: Washington has fired offensive line coach John Matsko, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.
Cowboys: Dallas acquired cornerback Stephon Gilmore from the Indianapolis Colts for a fifth-round draft pick Tuesday. The addition of the five-time Pro Bowler came on the same day Dallas brought back safety Donovan Wilson and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch as the Cowboys try to further bolster a defense that carried the club at times during a second consecutive playoff season in 2022. The Cowboys will give the Colts a compensatory fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.
Dolphins: Miami is bringing back running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., agreeing on two-year contracts for both players.
Eagles: Philadelphia and running back Rashaad Penny have agreed on a contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Falcons: Setting up a competition at quarterback, Atlanta has agreed to terms with Taylor Heinicke on a twoyear contract worth up to $20 million, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
Jaguars: A person familiar with negotiations says backup safety Andrew Wingard has agreed to return to Jacksonville on a three-year, $9.6 million contract.
Lions: Detroit and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley have agreed on a $6 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Panthers: Carolina agreed to a twoyear, $10 million contract with unrestricted free agent quarterback Andy Dalton, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Raiders: Las Vegas and wide receiver Jakobi Meyers have agreed on a $33 million, three-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press . ... Linebacker Robert Spillane will sign a two-year, $9 million contract with the Raiders, a person familiar with the deal told the AP. The contract includes $4 million in guaranteed money . ... The Raiders also will sign wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, a person with knowledge of the deal told The AP. Like with Meyers, Dorsett has history with Mcdaniels, having played for the Patriots in 2017-19. He caught 20 passes for 257 yards and a TD last season with the Houston Texans.
Seahawks: Seattle released veteran defensive linemen Shelby Harris and Quinton Jefferson on Tuesday, clearing more than $13 million in salary cap space before the start of the new league year.
Texans: Houston has agreed to send the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a sixthround draft pick for guard Shaq Mason and a seventh-round pick, a person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Vikings: Minnesota reached an agreement with quarterback Kirk Cousins on Tuesday to change bonus language in his existing contract that cleared $16 million from their salary cap for 2023, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiation.
Lawsuit: Lawyers for NFL Coach Brian Flores and two other Black coaches asked a judge Tuesday to reconsider her decision letting some of a federal lawsuit’s racial discrimination claims against the league and its teams possibly go before Commissioner Roger Goodell in arbitration proceedings rather than before a jury. In a Manhattan court filing, the lawyers said Judge Valerie E. Caproni should take another look at her March 1 ruling allowing most claims in a lawsuit by Flores to go before a jury but forcing claims by two other coaches into arbitration. They said the decision threatens the fairness of arbitration proceedings nationwide by upsetting “an extensive and well-developed body of case law requiring that arbitration be a reasonable replacement for a judicial forum.”