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Richard Sherman serving as his own agent 02-08-2018
Richard Sherman CB SEA
Contact-year CB Richard Sherman plans to represent himself in negotiations with the Seahawks.

Brady Henderson on Twitter
"I'm sure we'll have some communication," Sherman said of offseason talks with the 'Hawks. "I'm representing myself. The whole agent thing is really overrated at this point." It's a bold gambit from an unconventional player. Sherman and the Seahawks have appeared headed for a divorce at the end of his current deal but there is plenty of time for that to change. Sherman turns 30 in March.
Chiefs move on from Darrelle Revis experiment 02-08-2018
Darrelle Revis CB KC
Chiefs released CB Darrelle Revis. With Revis due an $8.8 million roster bonus in March, this was an expected move. Revis did not embarrass himself after surprisingly signing a two-year contract in November, helping to stabilize the back end of a defense that had been in free-fall. Going on 33, Revis said last month that he was interested in playing in 2018. The Chiefs' surprise interest appears to have reinvigorated a career even Revis seemed to believe was over.
Julius Peppers undergoes shoulder surgery 02-08-2018
Julius Peppers DE CAR
Free agent DE Julius Peppers is recovering from right shoulder surgery.

Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter
The exact nature of the operation is unclear. Peppers dealt with the issue during the season but didn't miss any time. Stunningly, Peppers has missed just two games with injury in 16 NFL seasons. Now 38, Peppers is undecided if he will return for 2018.
49ers make Garoppolo highest-paid in history 02-08-2018
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF
49ers signed QB Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million contract.

Mike Garafolo on Twitter
In terms of average-annual value - $27.5 million - it makes Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history. That's at least until Kirk Cousins hits free agency. Going on 27, Garoppolo has made only seven career starts, but he has won all of them. He was a wonder in his six 2017 49ers appearances, completing 67.4 percent of his 178 passes while averaging 8.8 yards per attempt. This, with Marquise Goodwin as his No. 1 receiver. Garoppolo's signature is his lighting-quick release. It allows him to attempt throws other quarterbacks would not dream of. The money is eye-popping for someone with so little regular season experience, but Garoppolo should validate the 49ers' trust in 2018.
Titans new OC plans to be more aggressive 02-08-2018
Marcus Mariota QB TEN
New OC Matt LaFleur wants the Titans' offense to be more aggressive moving forward.

ESPN
According to Pro Football Focus, Marcus Mariota attempted just 53 passes which traveled more than 20 yards in the air last season. "It's extremely difficult to dink and dunk all the way down the field. Defenses are just too good," LaFleur said. "Statistically, the teams are getting the chunk plays -- the explosives -- are the teams that are going produce more yards and more points." Mariota played extremely well when the Titans opened up their attack at the end of 2016, so the aggressive approach should help him bounce back from a disappointing season.
Breer: Gronk retirement rumblings 'are real' 02-08-2018
Rob Gronkowski TE NE
MMQB's Albert Breer believes "Rob Gronkowski's rumblings about retirement are real."

MMQB
According to Breer, Gronk has "been responsible with his finances," so walking away early is not as big of a financial concern as it might be for other players. Gronk is also a veritable star who reportedly is looking into an acting career once his playing days are finished. We still think it is likely Gronkowski returns in 2018, but considering the beating he takes each season and the options available to him, it is not surprising he is at least thinking about walking away.
Pederson: Peters is 'my starting left tackle' 02-08-2018
Jason Peters OT PHI
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Jason Peters (ACL) is his "starting left tackle."

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Peters has already said he will play in 2018, and it sounds like his coach will welcome him back with open arms. "He's a Pro Bowl left tackle," Pederson said. "Guys like that, in my opinion, in my humble opinion, they can go out when they want to go out." Peters is questionable for training camp after tearing his ACL and MCL in October.
Jets 'not ready to give up' on Robby Anderson 02-08-2018
Robby Anderson WR NYJ
The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta writes the Jets "aren't ready to give up on" Robby Anderson.

New York Daily News
Anderson was arrested for the second time in as many offseasons in January, this time for several traffic violations and allegedly threatening the arresting officer's wife. The incident should lead to a suspension, but the Jets look likely to keep the young receiver around, an unsurprising decision considering how well he played in 2017. A restricted free agent in 2019, the Jets can retain Anderson at a relatively cheap cost for the next two seasons.