Bucs Made Big Offer to Keep Glennon – The Buccaneers offered Mike Glennon a contract that would make him the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL, a source confirms to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Glennon, 27, however, wants to be a starting QB and plans to test free agency, according to Caplan. The Bucs’ offer to Glennon would eclipse the deal that the Eagles gave QB Chase Daniel ($7 million per season).
DE Gholston Signs New 5-Year Deal With Bucs – Defensive end William Gholston has agreed to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a five-year contract, the team announced Monday. Sources told ESPN the sides agreed to a $27.5 million deal that could be worth up to $36.5 million based on sack incentives and other escalators. The contract includes $13.5 million guaranteed, according to a source. Without the new contract, Gholston would have been a free agent at the start of the new league year Thursday.
Redskins’ Murphy Banned 4-Games – Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy will be suspended the first four games next season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, unless he wins an appeal, according to multiple sources. Murphy, a second-round pick from Stanford in 2014, had just finished his best season with the Redskins. He recorded a career-best nine sacks, second-most on the team, and three forced fumbles. In his first two seasons, Murphy finished with a combined six sacks, and the Redskins were intent on finding others for that position.