Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – The Detroit Lions re-signed defensive end
Darryl Tapp and backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky to one-year deals, the team
Tapp, 30, will earn $870,000 and receive an $80,000 signing bonus, according
The nine-year NFL veteran was signed by the Lions last March and appeared in
all 16 games, compiling 17 tackles, two passes defensed and a half-sack. He
has also played for Washington, Philadelphia and Seattle.
Orlovsky, who was originally drafted by the Lions in 2005, returned to the
team on a one-year deal last April after spending the previous five seasons
with Houston, Indianapolis and Tampa Bay.
He didn’t take a snap continue
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Pittsburgh Steelers released wide
receiver Lance Moore Monday following one unproductive season with the team.
Moore, who delivered a 1,000-yard season for New Orleans in 2012 and was a
member of the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl XLIV champion team, managed just 14
catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns with the Steelers last season.
The Steelers will save $1.5 million towards their salary cap with the move.
Moore spent nine seasons with the Saints prior to joining the Steelers last
March and amassed 344 catches totaling 4,281 yards with 78 touchdowns during
his tenure in New Orleans.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Philadelphia Eagles have signed
former Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year deal, the team
Jones, 28, played six NFL seasons with the Packers after they drafted him in
the seventh round in 2009.
The Packers released him Feb. 20, clearing $3.75 million in salary cap space.
Jones, who signed a three-year, $11.25 million contract with Green Bay in
March 2013, lost his starting job this past season.
He had 18 tackles in 13 games and has posted 182 tackles and 10 sacks in 76
career games, including 36 starts.
(SportsNetwork.com) – The NFL salary cap has increased more than $10 million
to $143.28 million per team, the league and the players union said Monday.
The new number, which takes effect when the league year begins on March 10, is
up from $133 million in 2014.
Teams have the option to carry over unused cap space from the previous league
According to the NFL Players Association, the Jacksonville Jaguars will have
the highest adjusted salary cap after carrying over $21.768 million from last
The rest of the numbers, from the NFLPA, can be found here:
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Dallas Cowboys have slapped the franchise
tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.
The designation will keep Bryant off the free agent market and will give him
a salary of $12.8 million for the 2015 season. The two sides can still work
towards a long-term deal until July 15.
Bryant has emerged as one of the top receivers in the NFL. He caught 88 passes
for 1,320 yards and a career-high 16 touchdowns in 2014, following 90-catch
seasons in both 2012 and 2013.
In all, the 26-year-old Oklahoma State product has 381 receptions for 5,424
yards and 56 touchdowns in five seasons.