Sun Mar 18 7:11pm ET
By JOSH DUBOW
AP Pro Football Writer
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are trading star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots.
A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the deal will become official after Patterson passes a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Pardon My Take first reported the trade.
NFL Network reported that Oakland will receive a fifth-round pick in the deal and send one of its six sixth-round picks to New England.
Patterson is one of the most accomplished kickoff returners in the game. His career average of 30.2 yards per return ranks second all-time to Hall of Famer Gale Sayers' 30.6 mark.
Free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh (Dolphins) said he was impressed by both the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans during his recent visits.
Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington's one-year deal includes $730,000 in base salary and a $200,000 signing bonus. He will also receive a $20,000 roster bonus per game.
Free-agent LB Pernell McPhee (Bears) is visiting the Washington Redskins Sunday, March 18, and Monday, March 19, according to a source.
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell had a $1 million roster bonus due Sunday, March 18.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning earned a $5 million roster bonus Sunday, March 18, according to a source.
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham's deal is for three years and $30 million with an $11 million signing bonus.
Retired WR Anquan Boldin said he has been training prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft and could 'definitely' still play in the NFL, but he added that he hasn't thought much about returning.
New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill's contract is for one year and $1.5 million with only his $150,000 signing bonus guaranteed.
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree will be 'a reliable receiver' for QB Joe Flacco, according to retired WR Anquan Boldin. 'I had a chance to play with Crab for two or three years out in San Francisco,' Boldin said. 'Like I said, competitive guy, he's a crafty guy, a veteran guy, a guy that can really catch the ball.'
The New York Jets were one of four finalists for Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and made multiple offers to him. New York Daily News reporter Manesh Mehta said Cousins weighed his decisions heavily and left the Jets on the board until Tuesday, March 13.
Free-agent WR Ryan Grant (ankle) passed a physical with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, March 18, but left without a deal. He will visit with the Oakland Raiders next, a source said.
Denver Broncos FS Darian Stewart's $4.5 million salary for 2018 became fully guaranteed on Sunday, March 18. He has a cap charge of $5.9 million this season.
Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus' $2.25 million salary for 2018 became fully guaranteed on Sunday, March 18.
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller, whose contract was restructured to lower his 2018 salary cap hit, had $9 million of $17 million salary for 2019 become fully guaranteed on Sunday, March 18.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is due a $3 million roster bonus on Sunday, March 18.
The Oakland Raiders are trading WR Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots, a source confirmed Sunday, March 18. It's uncertain what is headed back to the Raiders as compensation.
Free-agent DL Dominique Easley (Rams) is reportedly in contract talks to remain with the Los Angeles Rams, according to a source.
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets re-signed DL Mike Pennel to a three-year contract Sunday, March 18. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Avery Williamson (Titans) signed a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the New York Jets on Sunday, March 18. The deal includes a reported $16 million guaranteed.
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets re-signed S Terrence Brooks to a two-year contract Sunday, March 18. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.