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Giants add Waller in trade with the Raiders


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 Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the trade had 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.

Waller twice has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards, in 2019 and 2020, before injuries cut into his production the past two seasons. In 2022, Waller caught 28 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns, missing eight games because of a hamstring injury.

For the Raiders, their acquisitio­n of wide receiver Jakobi Meyers helped make Waller expendable. Meyers agreed to a threeyear, $33 million deal, giving Las Vegas a player who averaged 70 catches and 800 yards receiving over the past three seasons for the New England Patriots.

Dallas acquired


cornerback Stephon Gilmore from the Indianapol­is Colts for a fifth-round draft pick.

The addition of the five-time Pro Bowler came on the same day Dallas re-signed safety Donovan Wilson and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.

It will be the third team in three seasons for Gilmore, the 2019 AP defensive player of the year with New England.

Indianapol­is will re


lease quarterbac­k Matt Ryan, who played his lone season with the team in 2022, in a cost-cutting move that will save the franchise about $17.2 million in salary cap charges next season and allow it to open free agency with about $30 million of cap space.

Philadelph­ia and


running back Rashaad Penny agreed on a contract. A first-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2018 draft, Penny has been slowed by injuries throughout his career.

The Eagles probably won’t resign Miles Sanders, who led the team with 1,269 yards rushing last season. Sanders tweeted: “To the city of Philadelph­ia Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Also, James Bradberry, a second-team all-pro cornerback, agreed to return on a three-year, $38 million contract.

Seattle re


leased veteran defensive linemen Shelby Harris and Quinton Jefferson, clearing more than $13 million in salary cap space. The team then agreed to bring back defensive tackle Jarran Reed on a twoyear deal.

The moves came a day after Seattle agreed to a three-year, $51 million deal with defensive lineman Dre’mont Jones.

Harris was part of Seattle’s return in the trade that sent quarterbac­k Russell Wilson to Denver last offseason.

Offensive tack


le Trey Pipkins agreed to terms on a three-year contract to return to Los Angeles, which gave running back Austin Ekeler permission to seek a trade after the sides could not agree on an extension.



reached a deal with quarterbac­k Kirk Cousins to change bonus language in his existing contract that clears $16 million from the team’s salary cap for 2023.

New York agreed on a


four-year, $44 million deal with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard.

Carolina found


its stopgap quarterbac­k, agreeing to a two-year, $10 million deal with Andy Dalton, who spent last year with the New Orleans Saints.

Wide receiver Mi


chael Thomas agreed to a one-year deal worth between $10 million and $15 million.

Chicago added help


on the defensive line, agreeing to a deal with former Tennessee Titans end Demarcus Walker.

Houston agreed to


send the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a sixth-round pick for guard Shaq Mason and a seventh-round pick.

Miami is bring


ing back running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., agreeing on two-year contracts for both.

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