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NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Wednesday, April 24 keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.


  • WR Rashod Bateman was extended through the 2026 season, the team announced.


  • WR Ja'Marr Chase had his fifth-year rookie option exercised, the team announced.


  • DE Micah Parsons' fifth year option has been picked up by the club, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.


  • WR Amon-Ra St. Brown has agreed to a four-year extension worth more than $120 million with $77 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • OT Penei Sewell has agreed to a four-year, $112 extension that includes $85 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported. Sewell's contract makes him the NFL's highest-paid offensive lineman on a per-year basis.
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  • CB Xavien Howard (foot) was fully cleared for football activities earlier in April, his doctor informed teams in a letter, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported. Howard, who’s a free agent, battled a foot injury throughout last season.


  • OL James Hurst announced his retirement after 10 NFL seasons split between the Ravens and Saints.


  • LB Alex Highsmith's contract was restructured to create more than $7 million in cap space, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.

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