Like everything else football-related today, it got lost a bit in AB-palooza, but Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has agreed to a three-year, $66-million extension, with $64 million guaranteed.
Steven Ruiz at For The Win has put together an excellent series of articles looking at how NFL defenses tried to copy the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl-winning scheme ... and why most of them failed miserably.
Initial reports: six years added on to the two years Elliott still has left on his rookie deal, with $90 million in the extension including $50 million guaranteed. We'll have to wait for more specifics -- how many of those years are just "funny money" put on to spread out the salary cap charge? -- but that is a lot of money for a running back given what research has shown about running back value.
According to Adam Schefter, he's "mentally worn down" from fighting injuries and "ready to walk away." According to Darren Rovell, he's giving up $58.1 million in future earnings. We knew he wasn't healthy and might not start in Week 1, but I don't think anyone pictured him walking away.
Football Outsiders is seeking a part-time Injury Database Analyst for the 2019 season. This analyst will work to collect and compile injury data throughout the 2019 NFL season, approximately 10 hours per week. It is a paid position. Ideal candidate will have experience with Excel filters and LOOKUP functions; good knowlege of player roles (starters vs. subs vs. pure backups) and research skills to determine them; strong communication skills; availability from September (Week 1) through the Super Bowl (February).