On paper, Derek Carr is now the richest quarterback in NFL history. He is still underpaid. At the very least, Carr is worth every dime of the $125 contract he's signed with the Raiders, or an average of $25 million for each season of his new five-year deal.
James Harrison is one of those rare athletes who has seemingly defeated Father Time. He is a notorious workout fiend who spends thousands of dollars on massages and acupuncture in order to keep his body in top condition. He never looked like an aging player last season and could conceivably be productive for three or four more years. He's also 39, which means regardless of how much time, money and effort he puts into keeping his body in NFL shape, his career is winding down.
Before Joe Delaney was inducted in the Chiefs Ring of Honor on Sept. 26, 2004, Mark and Kelly Neath walked outside Arrowhead Stadium with their own homage – a homemade poster bearing an image of the late Chiefs running back and an image of their infant daughter in a Chiefs cheerleader uniform tethered by these words:
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has had a change of heart and decided he no longer wants to play in the NFL. This comes after several months where it became apparent all 32 teams did not want Colin Kaepernick to play in the NFL, either.
Derek Carr and general manager Reggie McKenzie never had any doubt that the two sides could reach a long-term contract agreement to keep the quarterback on the Raiders before Carr's self-imposed training camp deadline.
If the Steelers don't come to terms with Le'Veon Bell on a new long-term contract before July 17 he will play for $12.1 million next season on the franchise tender the Steelers extended earlier this year. If they wanted to place the franchise tender on him again following next season they would have to pay him $14.5 million on another one-year deal because the second time a player is tagged he receives 120 percent of his previous year's salary.