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Veteran Cornerback Johnathan Joseph Returning to Houston Texans

Johnathan Joseph is coming back to the Houston Texans secondary. The team is re-signing the veteran corner to a two-year deal according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. In addition to this move, Houston upgraded their secondary with the news that they will sign Aaron Colvin from the Jacksonville Jaguars on a four-year deal. Joseph has spent the previous seven seasons with the Texans. One of the locker room leaders and all around good dude heads back to Houston. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018 Joseph was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by...

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Report: Tight End Trey Burton Expected to Sign With Chicago Bears

Trey Burton is expected to sign a new deal with the Chicago Bears once free agency opens, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. According to Ian Rapoport, Burton is signing a four-year deal worth $32 million. Burton played the first four years of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles. For Trey Burton, it’s 4 years, $32M, source said. Big payday. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018 Burton is best known for his part in the Eagles fourth-and-goal “Philly Special” trick play in their Super Bowl LII win. Burton received a hand-off from running back Corey Clement following...

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The New Orleans Saints Need a Versatile Linebacker to Solidify Defense

Following an 11-5 finish and a playoff run in 2017, the New Orleans Saints enter this off-season with less work to do than in previous years. The organization was tasked with escaping mediocrity the last three offseasons as the team finished 7-9 from 2014-2016. Even before those lost seasons, the Saints spent years constantly trying to replace aging players from their 2009 championship team. Thanks to a successful 2017 off-season and the progression of additions from their 2016 and 2015 off-seasons, the Saints now enjoy a young and respectable roster. New Orleans now has the luxury of seeking out upgrades for position...

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Notable New Orleans Saints Free Agents That May Not Return

The New Orleans Saints exceeded expectations in 2017, winning the NFC South division title and then reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years. Although their season ended in heartbreaking fashion in the Divisional Round, the Saints organization appears to be trending upward thanks to a young and talented core of players. A productive off-season was a big reason for the Saints success last season. Most of their draft picks became starters or major contributors, and they found starters such as left guard Larry Warford and linebackers A.J. Klein and Manti Te’o in free agency without breaking the bank. New Orleans needs...

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