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Ezekiel Elliott ends holdout, becomes highest paid running back in the NFL

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In the end, it was all worth it for Ezekiel Elliott.

After a prolonged holdout that nearly bled into the regular season, the Cowboys’ star running back has come to terms with the franchise on a lucrative six-year, $90 million contract extension that will make him the highest paid in the league at his position.

The deal, which will pay him an annual average of $15 million, also includes $50 million in guaranteed money.

The 24-year old, who was selected 4th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, has amassed 4048 rushing yards on 868 attempts, 135 receptions for 1199 receiving yards, and 34 touchdowns over a span of 40 games and three seasons.

An official press conference will take place on Thursday to formally announce the signing.

The Cowboys open up their 2019 season at AT&T Stadium against the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon (4:25pm/ET). Elliott is expected to suit up despite his time away from the team.

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Redskins name rookie Dwayne Haskins their starting quarterback for the remainder of the season

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The Washington Redskins are going with the youth movement for the rest of 2019.

The team announced that rookie Dwayne Haskins will be their starting quarterback for their seven remaining regular season games.

Haskins, who was selected 15th overall out of Ohio State in the 2019 NFL Draft, has appeared in three games including one start this season. He has completed 27 of 44 passes for 284 yards, and compiled 0 touchdowns and four interceptions during that span.

The Redskins (1-8) are losers of three straight games, and host the New York Jets following their bye week on Sunday.

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Panthers QB Cam Newton to meet with specialist over sprained foot

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Cam Newton’s foot injury is not recovering as expected, so the team and their star quarterback have decided to get a second opinion.

The Panthers confirmed that Newton will be visiting foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay to get a further understanding about the severity of his sprained foot.

The 30-year old hasn’t played since the team’s 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 on September 12th.

The three-time Pro Bowler is in his ninth season with the franchise after being selected first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

He has completed 49 of 88 pass attempts, thrown for 349 passing yards and accumulated two touchdowns in his two games this season.

The Panthers have gone 4-1 since he’s been out.

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Cowboys acquire DE Michael Bennett from Patriots

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The lesson of the day: If you create issues as a member of the New England Patriots, they will not hesitate to ship your ass elsewhere.

Just a week after suspending him for conduct detrimental to the team, the Patriots announced Thursday that they have dealt veteran defensive end Michael Bennett to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a conditional 2021 seventh-round draft pick that could potentially become a sixth rounder.

The 31-year old, who was initially acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Eagles in March 2019, has recorded five combined tackles, and 2.5 sacks in six games and one start this season.

According to reports, the suspension stemmed from a “philosophical disagreement” with defensive line coach Bret Beielema.

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