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Packers NT Kenny Clark receives 3-year, $64M extension

Sun Jul 21 7:12pm ET
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Green Bay Packers nose tackle Kenny Clark has agreed to a three-year, $64 million extension, according to multiple reports on Sunday.

Clark reportedly received a $17.5 million signing bonus as part of the deal that puts him under contract through the 2027 season. He was entering the final season of his previous deal.

According to, the $21.3 million annual average makes Clark the 10th-highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL.

Clark, a three-time Pro Bowler, had a career-high 7.5 sacks last season while accumulating 44 tackles, nine stops for loss and two forced fumbles in 17 games.

Overall, Clark has 380 tackles, 34 sacks, 47 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles in 123 games (109 starts) over eight seasons, all with Green Bay. He also has 71 quarterback hits, including a career-best 16 last season.

Clark, 28, was a first-round draft pick (27th overall) out of UCLA in 2016.

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Kenny Clark Jul 21 8:10pm ET
Kenny Clark

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark agreed to a three-year, $64 million extension with the club. The Packers selected the 28-year-old with the No. 27 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 123 games with Green Bay, he's totaled 379 tackles, seven forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries. Clark also has 34 sacks on his resume, including a career-high 7.5 sacks during the 2023-24 campaign.

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Jayden Reed Jul 21 8:00pm ET
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Cam Akers Jul 21 7:40pm ET
Cam Akers

Free-agent running back Cam Akers (Achilles) agreed to a deal with the Texans. Houston hosted him for a workout on Sunday. Apparently, things went well, so he'll join a team that already has Joe Mixon, Dameon Pierce, and Dare Ogunbowale on the roster. Akers spent four seasons with the Rams before suiting up for the Vikings in 2023. He appeared in six contests for Minnesota, rushing for 138 yards and a touchdown off 38 carries, adding 11 receptions for 70 yards. Unfortunately, the 25-year-old is coming off his second Achilles tear. At any rate, Akers' anticipated volume should help keep him on the field, assuming he remains with the team come Week 1. However, his reduced workload won't earn him a spot on most fantasy rosters.

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Lamar Jackson Jul 21 7:30pm ET
Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) was sent home from the team's first day of training camp. Details surrounding the nature of his symptoms were scarce. However, NFL insider Josina Anderson provided an update, reporting that the signal-caller is dealing with a "pretty bad" illness. Without question, this is not the way anyone would want to start camp. Hopefully, Jackson's sickness won't keep him off the field for an extended period. The two-time MVP is coming off a potent season. He finished by throwing for 3,678 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, adding 821 yards and five scores off 148 carries. Jackson also completed a career-high 67.2% of his passes. Fantasy managers should expect more information regarding his health on Monday.

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Christian Harris Jul 21 2:00pm ET
Christian Harris

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Lamar Jackson

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Emmanuel Ogbah Jul 21 1:30pm ET
Emmanuel Ogbah

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Avonte Maddox Jul 21 1:20pm ET
Avonte Maddox

The Philadelphia Eagles placed safety Sydney Brown (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list on Sunday, according to a source. It means that Brown won't be able to practice with the rest of the team for the start of training camp this summer. It's not a surprise after Brown tore his ACL in the regular-season finale last year against the New York Giants. He was a core special-teamer in his rookie campaign in 2023 and only played 335 snaps on defense despite the team having a thin secondary. In addition to his knee injury, Brown missed three games due to a hamstring injury. When he saw extended action later in the year, he was typically out of position at slot corner, filling in for Avonte Maddox and Bradley Roby. Despite tearing his ACL late last year, there's a chance the 24-year-old could be ready for the start of the regular season in Week 1 this fall.

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Cam Akers Jul 21 1:10pm ET
Cam Akers

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Justin Reid Jul 21 1:10pm ET
Justin Reid

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