The Houston Police is now investigating Deshaun Watson.
After over 20 accusers against Watson, a complaint from an individual has now had a report filed with the Houston Police Department. The Houston PD is now conducting an investigation into the situation. Watson has had a few dozen known massage therapists, so this situation is clearly a peculiar one, and the allegations are very disturbing. Watson deserves due process, but things are not looking good for him. Hopefully this police investigation helps get to the bottom of this, but as of now it won’t be a surprise if we don’t see Watson—who has strongly demanded a trade from the Texans—on the field any time soon.
Boston Scott has signed his exclusive tender.
Scott will be back in Philadelphia this season, and he could have a quality role if Nick Sirianni goes with a backfield committee similar to what was used in Indianapolis. The Eagles not selecting a power complement to Miles Sanders in next month’s draft would really boost Scott’s outlook as a late-round flier in redraft leagues.
The Seahawks are extending Tyler Lockett.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Lockett is getting a four-year, $69.2 million extension with $37 million guaranteed. This pays Lockett top-ten receiver money, which is somewhat of a surprise, but expect salaries to continue rising in the coming years as the salary cap increases following the NFL’s new media agreement. Lockett has gone over 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons, and he’s coming off his first career 100-reception campaign in 2020. Also, Lockett has caught 28 touchdowns over the past three seasons, playing well above his size as he did dating back to his days at Kansas State. Seattle is obviously going to expect more strong, consistent production like they’ve been getting from their former third-round pick moving forward.
The Steelers are signing Mathew Sexton, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Sexton—who went undrafted last year—participated in the Michigan State pro day last week and ran a low-4.3 40-yard dash, which was enough to get him an NFL shot. The Bills and Patriots also reportedly had interest, and Sexton will hope to make an impact this spring/summer to find a way on the roster.
The Cardinals are signing Colt McCoy.
McCoy will now be joining his fifth team since getting drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft, so the veteran quarterback has done quite well to stick around in the league and find solid backup roles for so long. The Texas product will be a good presence in the quarterback room for third-year signal-caller Kyler Murray.
The Texans officially signed Alex Erickson.
Erickson is a strong factor in the return game, but he can also contribute at receiver and set a career-high with 43 receptions in 2018. In his five seasons with the Bengals, Erickson never missed a game, starting 14 times at receiver among his 80 total games played.
The Steelers signed Kalen Ballage.
Ballage showed legitimate upside last season after earning a role for the Chargers, and he’s an intriguing addition for the Steelers. Pittsburgh’s offense has led to some fantasy gold for running backs over the years, and the team clearly wants to run the ball more in 2021. Ballage is someone to keep an eye on throughout the rest of the offseason and into the summer.
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