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|Ravens resign CB Derek Cox||09-02-2014|
|Derek Cox CB BAL|
|Ravens re-signed CB Derek Cox.||Cox, 28 later this month, was signed by the Ravens last week. He was then apart of final cuts. Cox had drawn interest from at least one other team, but chose to re-up in Baltimore where the cornerback depth chart is churning behind starters Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. Cox will compete for a role in sub-packages, likely as an outside corner when Webb moves to the slot.|
|Mallett not expected to start for Texans||09-02-2014|
|Ryan Mallett QB HOU|
The Houston Chronicle doesn't expect Ryan Mallett to challenge for the Texans' starting job anytime soon.
|Per beat writer Brian Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick is "locked in" as coach Bill O'Brien's starter. Mallett is being brought to Houston as a quarterback with familiarity of the offense. We don't doubt that Fitzpatrick is the guy for right now, but once he struggles, because he certainly will, the Mallett chants will begin.|
|Gabe Jackson the Raiders' starting left guard||09-02-2014|
|Gabe Jackson G OAK|
Third-round OG Gabe Jackson is the Raiders' starting left guard.
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|Jackson was competing with veteran Khalif Barnes for the job for most of camp, and ended up getting the nod after Barnes supplanted Menelik Watson at right tackle. Jackson is a strong power blocker at 6'3/336. The Raiders' line reads LT Donald Penn, LG Jackson, C Stefen Wisniewski, RG Austin Howard, RT Barnes.|
|Texans sign J.J. Watt to long-term extension||09-02-2014|
|J.J. Watt DE HOU|
The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have "agreed in principle" on a long-term extension with LE J.J. Watt.
|Financial details should be leaked in the morning, but the sides have been working on this deal "for several weeks." There's a good chance it will make Watt the highest paid defender in league history. Watt spoke publicly about his desire for a long-term commitment from the Texans in mid-August, which may have sparked discussions. Watt, 25, has 36.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles across his first three NFL seasons to go with an incredible 27 pass breakups, earning him the nickname "J.J. Swatt." Pro Football has graded Watt as its No. 1 overall 3-4 defensive end in back-to-back years.|