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General manager John Lynch made it clear the San Francisco 49ers did not want Jimmy Garoppolo to get away. Now he's putting the franchise's money behind that statement.
Don Yee,NFL Network reported Sunday the 49ers and Garoppolo's agent,
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, are progressing toward a multi-year deal. The contract is likely to be worth well over $100 million.
Lynch said during the Senior Bowl that the 49ers were doing everything possible to lock up Garoppolo,
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, who was a revelation at quarterback following a trade in October from the New England Patriots.
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,"When you find the right guy at that position,
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," Lynch said. "We believe we've found the right guy. Now the challenge is getting Jimmy signed. We're working hard towards that. We'll see. I think he wants to be with us and we want him there. I think it makes too much sense not to happen. So it's just a matter of getting it done."
--Entering the final year of his rookie contract, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hopes to work out an extension this offseason and ensure his future with the team that drafted him 12th overall in 2014.
"Hopefully to get it done," Beckham said when asked about his mindset regarding an extension at Saturday's NFL Honors show. "It's that time just to get it over with. I really want to do it so I can move past it.
'Where am I going to be at?' I need to know where I can start buying furniture for a house. I want to have a place set where I know, 'OK,"It's too much sitting around thinking, this is home. I can always go back to home.' So it's just a little intermediate process right now. I'm sure it will get worked out."
--Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has regained movement in his legs and is engaging in a regular walking routine as his recovery from a severe spine injury continues, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
Shazier was discharged from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Thursday, almost two months since he underwent spine stabilization surgery after suffering a spinal injury on a routine tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"He's making incredible progress," one source familiar with Shazier's recovery told Schefter.
--Kirk Cousins might not be cleared to check out of Washington just yet.
ESPN reported Sunday that the Redskins are discussing using the franchise tag to retain Cousins for the purpose of seeking a trade to recoup assets after agreeing to a deal earlier this week to acquire Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs. Teams can utilize the franchise tag from Feb. 20 through March 6.
which would be worth $34.5 million for the 2018 season. Cousins could also undo pending trades by telling suitors he will not sign a long-term extension,
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,Cousins could not be traded unless he signs the franchise tender,
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, lessening the desire of any interested team to part with draft picks or other players via trade.
--Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two people killed early Sunday after being struck by a suspected drunken driver, Indiana State Police said.
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, previously played for the Arizona Cardinals. He was signed by the Colts in January 2016 after signing to the practice squad the previous month. Jackson was placed on injured reserve in September 2017.
according to the Indianapolis Star. Police said Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe, 54,
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,The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. along I-70, were standing near a stopped vehicle when a pickup truck drove onto the highway shoulder and struck them both.
--Former Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has agreed to join the Cleveland Browns' staff as a personnel consultant to help with the 2018 NFL Draft,
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, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
New Browns GM John Dorsey continues adding experience to his staff leading up to the draft.
McCloughan reunited with Dorsey and participated in meetings Saturday with the team's full scouting department, according to Sunday's ESPN report. Dorsey and McCloughan both worked under former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf in the 1990s.
--Philadelphia police are turning to hydraulic fluid -- after failing with Crisco -- to deter rowdy Eagles fans from climbing street poles after Super Bowl LII on Sunday night.
The police were on the streets Sunday afternoon preparing for the crowds later in the evening by applying what they said was hydraulic fluid to street poles and signs, according to ESPN. The crew applied Crisco to street poles before the Eagles' victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship on Jan. 21.
Fans won the first time around in testing the poles after Philadelphia's 38-7 win to book a trip to the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
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