NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, more

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

NFL training camps open in a little over two weeks, and though the league remains in a quiet state, the latest news on Andrew Luck has stirred some excitement. On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts signed quarterback Andrew Luck to a six-year extension worth $140 million. Luck is now the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below:

• Johnny Manziel has pledged to go sober starting July 1, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

• Peyton Manning will cooperate with the NFL’s investigation into the Al-Jazeera report that claims Manning, along with five other players, used HGH, reports ESPN’s Dan Graziano. The other players included in the report are Clay Matthews, James Harrison,​ Julius Peppers and Mike Neal.

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• New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul appears in a public service announcement about firework usage ahead of Independence Day. Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and severely injured the rest of his hand in a July 4 fireworks incident last year.

• Datone Jones of the Green Bay Packers told the team’s website that he is “loving” the switch from defensive lineman to outside linebacker.

• Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said the team made a mistake by signing “guys that aren’t our own,” reports USA Today’s Turron Davenport.

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• Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly feels “awesome” as he approaches his second year of being cancer-free, reports the Buffalo News’ Jack Goods.

• Mike Ditka declined an invitation to speak on behalf of Donald Trump at the Republican convention, reports the Chicago Tribune’s Kim Janssen.

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