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Carolina Panthers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Carolina Panthers - INSIDE SLANT Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday the team is expected to exercise its fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, keeping him in Carolina at least two more seasons. "Yes," Gettleman said Tuesday at the NFL league meetings in Orlando, Fla. "Yes, that's a fair statement."

New Orleans Saints - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - New Orleans Saints - INSIDE SLANT Cornerback Champ Bailey agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Friday (April 4). Bailey, 35, has been named to the Pro Bowl 12 times, but the Denver Broncos released him after the 2013 season. A foot injury limit his effectiveness last season while he played in only five games. He started three games and played in all three playoff games, including one start.

New York Giants - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - New York Giants - INSIDE SLANT New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle Thursday. The procedure, a debridement of the ankle, was performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The Giants said on their website that the surgery was successful. Manning suffered a high left ankle sprain in the Giants' 2013 season finale against the Washington Redskins and had been rehabbing the injury since.

NFL: Ankle op for Giants' Manning

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was set for an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle on Thursday to deal with a nagging sprain. Manning suffered a high left ankle sprain in the Giants' NFL regular-season finale against Washington in December. He said efforts to rehabilitate the injury over the past three months had failed to free him from discomfort and so opted for the procedure. "The doc tells me I should be running in about six weeks," Manning said.

Dallas Cowboys - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Dallas Cowboys - INSIDE SLANT Rather than make headlines with high-profile signings to kick off free agency Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was instead discussing the release of seven-time Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware. The Cowboys, who are perennially tight against the cap, made the bold move of releasing Ware, the greatest pass rusher in team history, a future Ring of Honor member and potential future Hall of Famer.

New England Patriots - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - New England Patriots - INSIDE SLANT The Patriots reached agreement with nose tackle Vince Wilfork on a three-year, $22.5 million contract extension. NFL Media reported that Wilfork's deal averages $7.5 million per year and includes $3 million guaranteed. The deal keeps the 32-year-old veteran in New England after he had requested his release in early March when the Patriots inquired about his willingness to restructure his contract.

Atlanta Falcons - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT Defensive front seven personnel was a top priority entering free agency Tuesday, but the angle taken to upgrade by the Atlanta Falcons was a bit of a surprise.

Washington Redskins - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Washington Redskins - INSIDE SLANT It took just a little more than four days for wide receiver DeSean Jackson to find a new home in the same division where he's played since being a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. Late Tuesday night (April 1), agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins and he signed the contract the next morning.

Carolina Panthers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Carolina Panthers - INSIDE SLANT Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Tuesday the team is expected to exercise its fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, keeping him in Carolina at least two more seasons. "Yes," Gettleman said Tuesday at the NFL league meetings in Orlando, Fla. "Yes, that's a fair statement."

Houston Texans - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT Head coach Bill O'Brien will attend quarterback Johnny Manziel's Pro-Day workout Thursday, but the Houston Texans expect to be no closer to determining what to do with the No. 1 overall pick in the May 8 draft. "All options are open. What is it the end of March? We still have a lot of time. You go back and do re-checks," O'Brien said Tuesday morning at the league meeting. "What fun would it be if you already knew who you were going to pick?"
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