Welcome to the weekend edition of your favorite news source for all things NFL, The Morning After Huddle. The Browns must have an infinite bank account because they keep finding money to pay players.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Back up the Brinks truck! David Njoku became the fifth highest-paid TE on Friday, signing a 4-year $56.75 million deal. The deal is a contract extension that guarantees Njoku $28 million at signing.
- Shifting gears, Falcons Owner Arthur Blank’s Family Foundation has granted $100,000 each to Sandy Hook Promise and The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI). “Once again we find ourselves in the unbearable sadness of mass casualty events…”, Falcons owner Arthur Blank explained in a statement.
- Apparently, Fantasy football gets intense in MLB circles. Giants outfielder Joc Pederson and Reds outfielder Tommy Pham were involved in a pre-game altercation. Pham took exception to Pederson placing a player on IR and grabbing a replacement player, physically slapping him over the move from over a year ago.
- Finally, your Key Signings Roundup: Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt is leaving Pittsburgh for an executive role with the Eagles. Hunt’s “high-ranking” role on Howie Roseman’s staff is unclear.
Thanks for breaking down the huddle with us this morning! Enjoy your coffee and catch up with us on Monday for more news you want to know.