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The Eagles signed Devon Allen.
You might remember Allen from the excellent Oregon Ducks team that went to the College Football Playoff in 2014. The blazing fast receiver suffered two knee injuries during his college football career but still excelled at track and field, and he became a three-time U.S. national champion and a two-time Olympian. In the 2020 Olympic Games, Allen placed fourth in the 110M hurdles. Obviously, he’ll look to become a field-stretcher with the Eagles, but he has the size and ability to develop into and all-around receiver, as he showed at Oregon. Allen probably feels Philadelphia’s receiving corps might be a group to crack, and the 27-year-old is an intriguing player to watch this summer despite not playing since 2016.
The Texans have agreed to a two-year extension with Brandin Cooks.
Cooks has been the target of trade speculation, but it felt a bit like fake news and/or a presumption, which turns out to have been the case. The veteran will now stick around in Houston as their No. 1 wide receiver, and we’ll see if the second year catching passes from Davis Mills will lead to another big campaign for the perennially productive (and underrated) wideout.
The Buccaneers re-signed Blaine Gabbert.
Gabbert might have been hoping for a location where there might have been a more open path to playing time, but he’ll rejoin the Bucs quarterback room as an experienced backup option behind Tom Brady. This will be Gabbert’s third consecutive season in Tampa Bay.
The Bills are signing Stefon Diggs to a four-year extension.
Diggs had two years left on his deal, but the wide receiver market has exploded this offseason, and Buffalo is rewarding the star receiver for his play with a massive $104-million extension. Diggs has been an obvious difference-maker for an elite Bills squad over the past two seasons, and he’ll stay with the team and quarterback (and good friend) Josh Allen for the next several years.
The Saints are releasing Blake Bortles.
Bortles requested his release, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This was fully expected to happen after the Saints added Andy Dalton to the quarterback room along with Jameis Winston. Bortles will look to land with another team with a shot at the No. 2 quarterback job someplace.