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Will Marvin Jones be the number one receiver in Detroit? His contract doesn't say so. Brandon Marshall is worried about losing Ryan Fitzpatrick, and The Steelers got some bad news about Martavis Bryant.

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Numbers behind Vincent Rey's new deal with Cincinnati Bengals
When he signed the largest contract of his career Thursday afternoon, linebacker Vincent Rey felt it was a sign he had "tangible validation" for the winding path he's taken throughout his career. Rey's deal with the Cincinnati Bengals is three years, $11.5 million with a $3 million guarantee that will be paid out before the end of the weekend.

Cincinnati Bengals: Should Sign NBA Player Nate Robinson
Former NBA point guard Nate Robinson is leaving the game of basketball. Robinson has played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, L.A. Clippers and the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA’s first ever three-time Slam Dunk Champion is now setting his eyes on making it in the NFL.

Marvin Jones contract doesn’t clearly reflect No. 1 receiver money
It’s widely believed that receiver Marvin Jones instantly becomes the No. 1 receiver in Detroit. Golden Tate may have something to say about that. Tate’s contract says plenty, relative to the deal Jones signed earlier this week.

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Brandon Marshall doesn't want to imagine life without Ryan Fitzpatrick
At the end of the season, Brandon Marshall was convinced Ryan Fitzpatrick would re-sign with the New York Jets, saying, "He's definitely coming back." He doesn't sound so sure anymore.

Martavis Bryant of Pittsburgh Steelers faces yearlong suspension
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is facing a yearlong suspension from the NFL, his agent confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The suspension is related to NFL drug testing, a source told ESPN. Bryant's agent, Tom Santanello, confirmed Saturday that the talented receiver plans to appeal the suspension.

Michael Strahan Allegedly Given Fake Jersey by Giants After Super Bowl 42 Win
A lawsuit filed in New Jersey Superior Court by attorney Brian C. Brook on Thursday alleges the New York Giants knowingly provided Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan with a fake game-used jersey from Super Bowl 42, according to the New York Daily News' Michael O'Keeffe.

NFL Free Agents 2016: Best Players Available at Each Position After Day 3
After Day 3 of the 2016 NFL free-agency period, the league is left to pick through the remaining players on the market. It was a quiet day overall, as just a handful of top positional players were signed. We have you covered as to who the best players available are as the first weekend of free agency commences.

Robert Griffin III has dinner with Jets
Robert Griffin III confirmed his release from the Washington Redskins on Monday, and as he looks for a new team this offseason, the 26-year-old likely won't be lacking for options.

DeMarcus Ware restructures contract with Broncos
The nine-time Pro Bowl pass rusher has agreed to terms on a restructured contract with the Broncos, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, via a source involved in the situation. Ware received $2 million to sign, per Rapoport, with a chance to make up his entire $10 million salary based on incentives.