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Browns QB Watson, NFL officials to meet

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CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will meet with NFL officials in Texas, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday.

Watson, who is facing 22 civil lawsuits from massage therapists accusing him of sexual misconduct, is scheduled to meet with the league representatives this week, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Watson could be disciplined by the league, which is independently investigating whether the 26-year-old violated its personal-conduct policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell said on April 28 that there was no timeframe on any possible ruling on Watson.


Packers give CB Alexander $84M extension

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has agreed to terms on a four-year, $84 million contract extension with a $30 million signing bonus, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the extension hasn't been announced. ESPN first reported the deal.


Bills pledge to help shooting victims

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Micah Hyde considered canceling his charity softball game after hearing about the shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket.

The Bills safety knew he and his teammates could try to help the families of the victims and a stunned community.


Ex-Seahawks All-Pro S Thomas arrested

DALLAS (AP) Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued over an alleged violation of a protective order.

Beaumont, Texas, television station KBMT reported Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, where he played high school football. The station reported the three-time All-Pro was recognized at a restaurant.


Saints sign 5-time Pro Bowl WR Landry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowler, is joining the New Orleans Saints.

The eight-year veteran confirmed the move on Twitter on Friday.


Lions, Hutchinson agree to $35.7M deal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions signed defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to a $35.7 million, four-year contract with a team option for a fifth season on Friday.

Hutchinson's fully guaranteed deal includes a $23.15 million signing bonus, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.


Girlfriend of WR Jeudy asks to drop case

DENVER (AP) The girlfriend of Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy asked a judge on Friday to dismiss a misdemeanor case against him stemming from a dispute between them.

The woman, who has a one-month-old child with Jeudy, told Judge Chantel Contiguglia that she did not feel threatened during the incident and made contact with authorities to "monitor the situation," The Denver Post reported.


Falcons acquire WR Edwards from Raiders

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their thin ranks at receiver by acquiring Bryan Edwards from the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday.

The Falcons are sending a fifth-round pick in 2023 to Las Vegas, while also acquiring a seventh-rounder next year from the Raiders.


Texans sign No. 3 overall pick Stingley

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have signed six draft picks, including No. 3 overall pick LSU defensive back Derek Stingley Jr.

Houston also signed second-rounder Jalen Pitre, a defensive back from Baylor, and fourth-round selection running back Dameon Pierce from Florida.


Saints' Olave eager to team with Thomas

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon.

The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL's least productive passing game in 2021 with 187.4 yards per game.

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