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Falcons agree to 2-year, $10.5M deal with DE Allen Bailey

Tue Jul 23 10:54am ET

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons and former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey agreed to a two-year, $10.5 million contract.

The 30-year-old Bailey had a career-high six sacks for the Chiefs in 2018.

The signing Tuesday comes one day after defensive tackle Michael Bennett broke his ankle on the Falcons' opening practice of training camp. Bailey, from McIntosh County (Georgia) High School, was not with the team for Tuesday's practice.

Bailey played college football at Miami and spent eight years with Kansas City. He has 19.5 career sacks.

Player Notes
Amari Cooper Jul 23 12:10am ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is reportedly in no rush to sign a contract extension. All signs point to the receiver reporting to camp on time, but he will presumably wait until bigger name wide receivers like Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, and Tyreek Hill sign their contracts. Those three are widely expected to not just set the market but to raise it significantly, which is of course not great news for the Cowboys. Still, it does not seem like Cooper plans to hold out in any form this season, which is a bit of good news in a confusing Cowboys offseason.

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Allen Bailey Jul 22 10:53pm ET

Free-agent DT Allen Bailey (Chiefs) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons Monday, July 22, worth $10.5 million, according to a source. The deal includes $3.5 million in guaranteed money, and he is scheduled to make $6 million in 2019.

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Matt Elam Jul 22 10:33pm ET

Free-agent FS Matt Elam (Ravens) recently worked out for the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.

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Frank Gore Jul 22 10:13pm ET

Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) should be fine despite being placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, according to sources. The team is looking to limit the wear on his body.

Fantasy Spin: Gore is part of a crowded running back group for the Bills but has posted solid numbers over the last few seasons. He may be the No. 2 running back for the Bills this season and could have some value in deeper standard leagues.

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Jack Cichy Jul 22 9:23pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jack Cichy (knee) is making solid progress in his recovery, and the team hopes he will be able to practice in about three weeks and possibly play in the third preseason game.

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J.J. Wilcox Jul 22 9:13pm ET

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons FS J.J. Wilcox (knee) plans to receive a second opinion on the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered Monday, July 22, according to a source.

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Austin Traylor Jul 22 9:03pm ET

Free-agent TE Austin Traylor (AAF) signed with the Detroit Lions Monday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jul 22 8:53pm ET

Chicago Bears FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (knee) was officially placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 22.

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Deion Jones Jul 22 7:33pm ET

Atlanta Falcons LB Deion Jones (foot) did not participate in practice Monday, July 22.

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J.J. Wilcox Jul 22 7:23pm ET

Atlanta Falcons SS J.J. Wilcox (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Monday, July 22, and will miss the 2019 season, according to sources.

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Jake Butt Jul 22 7:03pm ET

Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, July 22. The team hopes he will be able to practice Wednesday, July 24, after three days of rest.

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Justin Hunter Jul 22 6:53pm ET

Free-agent WR Justin Hunter (Steelers) is not expected to sign with the New England Patriots at this point even though he worked out for the team Monday, July 22.

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DeAndre Hopkins Jul 22 6:40pm ET

While Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) and defensive end J.J. Watt (knee) are starting training camp on the PUP list and will be unable to practice, their stays on those lists are expected to only last a few days. Both players are expected to return to practice soon, and while it would be a surprise if either player takes the field during the preseason, both will be fine for Week 1. Hopkins has a chance to finish as the overall WR1, while Watt is one of the most valuable IDP defensive ends in the NFL.

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Melvin Gordon Jul 22 6:30pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon recently suggested he wants to be traded if the Chargers don't offer him a contract extension, and on Monday word came that the Chargers do not currently have interest in discussing Gordon's contract situation. Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports that the Chargers are "dug in" on their current stance, which means Gordon will now have to decide if he follows through on threats to hold out. Gordon's a RB1 who should be picked in the second half of the first round if he's on the field, but this situation creates a ton of uncertainty. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson are worth picking slightly sooner than their ADPs at this point because of the Gordon situation.

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Josh Bynes Jul 22 6:23pm ET

Free-agent LBs Josh Bynes (Cardinals) and Stephone Anthony (Dolphins) met with the Buffalo Bills Monday, July 22, according to a source.

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Roc Thomas Jul 22 6:20pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with running back Roc Thomas, who was set to miss the first three games of the season after being suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The move isn't a huge surprise, though Minnesota is now fairly shallow at running back beyond Dalvin Cook and rookie Alexander Mattison. Thomas had just 10 touches as a rookie, so it wouldn't be a shock to see him not make it onto a roster this season, especially with that looming suspension.

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Ryan Griffin Jul 22 6:10pm ET

The New York Jets have signed tight end Ryan Griffin, who spent the past six seasons with the Houston Texans. Griffin had 24 catches for 305 yards last season. While he'll ultimately be a backup to Chris Herndon IV, Griffin could be in line for an increase in usage over the first four games while Herndon serves a suspension. Griffin could have some DFS value over that span, but he'll still be fighting for snaps during those games as well, making him a risky fantasy play with upside that likely isn't high enough to make that a risk worth taking.

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Frank Gore Jul 22 6:03pm ET

Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Monday, July 22. The Bills also placed TE Tyler Kroft (foot) and OG Jeremiah Sirles (undisclosed) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Marcus Maye Jul 22 5:33pm ET

New York Jets S Marcus Maye (shoulder, thumb) and S Brandon Bryant (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 22. The club also placed CB Blessuan Austin (knee) on the Active/Non-football Injury list.

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Nick Williams Jul 22 4:53pm ET

Free-agent WRs Nick Williams (Titans), Papi White (Jaguars) and Travin Dural (Saints) worked out for the New England Patriots on Monday, July 22.

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