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Jaguars, Foles Agree to Deal

March 12, 2019
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will reportedly sign a four-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. AP FILE PHOTO Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new quarterback, maybe even the franchise passer the team has been missing for nearly two decades.

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A person with direct knowledge of the decision says quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday. The deal includes $50.125 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $102 million with incentives.

Foles replaces flawed starter Blake Bortles, who threw 103 touchdown passes in five seasons but was known more for inaccuracy and inconsistency that led to Jacksonville’s offensive instability.

The 30-year-old Foles went 4-1 in the postseason and 6-2 in the regular season in place of Carson Wentz the last two years. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors, making himself the league’s premier quarterback commodity.

Suggs leaving Ravens

Terrell Suggs is leaving the Baltimore Ravens after pursuing opposing quarterbacks and providing boisterous leadership on and off the field for 16 seasons.

The seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker told the Ravens that he won’t be coming back, people with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press.

An unrestricted free agent, the 36-year-old Suggs said at the end of the 2018 season that he wanted to spend his entire career in Baltimore. Suggs was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. He is the Ravens’ career leader with 132 1/2 sacks, tied with Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neal for 13th most in NFL history.

Eagles, Jackson set to reunite

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to acquire wide receiver DeSean Jackson from Tampa Bay along with a 2020 seventh-round draft pick for a sixth-round pick this year.

The deal is contingent upon Jackson agreeing to a new contract, according to one of the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity late Monday because terms haven’t been finalized.

Jackson is set to return to Philadelphia five years after former Eagles coach Chip Kelly released the three-time Pro Bowl pick following his best season. Jackson had one year remaining on his contract for $10 million.

Buffalo will sign four players

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign tight end Tyler Kroft, running back Frank Gore, cornerback Kevin Johnson and center Mitch Morse.

The Bills are coming off a 6-10 season and are projected to have more than $70 million of space available under the salary cap once the free agent signing period opens.

Collins agrees to big deal with Redskins

Landon Collins wore No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor. Now he’ll don the same burgundy and gold as his idol.

Collins on Monday agreed to sign a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins that includes $45 million guaranteed. After the New York Giants let Collins walk rather than pay him $11.2 million with the franchise tag, he’ll make an average of $14 million per season as one of the highest-paid safeties in football.