NFL notebook: QB Wilson's extension deadline approaches
Quarterback Russell Wilson will not sign a long-term deal with the Seattle Seahawks if he and the team fail to reach agreement before his self-imposed deadline of midnight Monday passes, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day.
With the NFL draft next week, reports that franchise-tagged defensive end
Frank Clark is on the trade block, and the team having only $12 million in
available salary-cap space, it could be a busy two weeks ahead for the
Wilson previously informed the team he wanted a new long-term contract by
April 15. According to reports, the two sides have engaged in discussions that
would net Wilson one of the top deals -- perhaps the highest-paying -- in the
NFL, approaching $30 million annually.
Wilson's current contract expires after the 2019 season.
--Kansas City receiver Tyreek Hill was in attendance as the Chiefs opened
offseason workouts, coach Andy Reid confirmed to reporters, as authorities
investigate two alleged incidents of suspected child abuse last month at
Hill's home. Hill, 25, has not been charged with any crimes.
The second alleged incident occurred March 14 and involved a juvenile,
according to multiple published reports. The Kansas City Star reported that
Hill's 3-year-old son sustained a broken arm in the incident. Overland Park
police responded to the same address on March 5 to investigate a report of
child abuse or neglect. Hill's name is listed on the report.
--Former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray scheduled a visit with the
Washington Redskins, and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins will meet with the New
York Giants this week.
Murray is projected to be a top-10 draft pick, with speculation the Arizona
Cardinals want the Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 1 overall pick. Haskins,
ranked by most outlets as the No. 2 quarterback in the draft, has already
worked out for the Oakland Raiders and visited with the Denver Broncos and
--Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says the stress fracture in his
back hasn't fully healed, but he still plans to be ready for the start of
organized team activities, which begin May 21.
Wentz, 26, was diagnosed with the injury in mid-December and missed
Philadelphia's last three regular-season games and both playoff contests. He
said he is taking things "week by week" and that he has been cleared to run
and throw some.
--Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has settled a lawsuit filed by a man
who claimed his toddler was nearly hit by furniture Brown threw off a balcony
last year, TMZ.com reported.
Ophir Sternberg said that his 22-month-old son was walking near the pool at a
Florida apartment complex in April 2018 when "large objects started to fall
from the building many floors above them." Per TMZ, the settlement terms are
--Eagles running back Josh Adams reportedly will miss the start of the
offseason conditioning program as he recovers from shoulder surgery he
underwent following Philadelphia's divisional-round playoff loss against the
New Orleans Saints.
Adams, 22, was given a six-month timetable for his recovery and is expected to
join the team for training camp in July. The undrafted free agent rushed for a
team-high 511 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games in 2018.
--New England quarterback Tom Brady and newly acquired defensive end Michael
Bennett were no-shows for the team's first day of voluntary workouts, ESPN
reported. Brady skipped the workouts last year while Bennett reportedly does
his training at his offseason home of Hawaii.
--The Minnesota Vikings signed former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Sean
Mannion and former Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Taylor. The team also
announced that a pair of restricted free agents, safety Anthony Harris and
offensive tackle Rashod Hill, had both signed their tenders.
--San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould was a no-show for the start of
voluntary team workouts, according to a report from NBC Sports Bay Area. The
36-year-old kicker has not signed his one-year franchise tender with the
49ers. The deal would be worth $4.97 million if Gould signs it.
--Field Level Media