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Roundup: Jags sign TE Rivera; Packers keep Michael

The Jaguars have found their replacement for Julius Thomas.

Jacksonville announced Wednesday they signed tight end Mychal Rivera, who spent all four years of his career with the Oakland Raiders. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the contract calls for a maximum value of $6.75 million via reachable player and team incentives, per sources informed of the situation.

Rivera showed promise in Oakland but found himself underutilized in 2016. He has 146 catches for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 career games. Rivera's best season came in 2014 when he started 10 games and had 58 catches for 534 yards and four touchdowns.

Here is some other free-agent news we are tracking on Wednesday:

  1. The Awakening will live to see another campaign. Running back Christine Michael has re-signed with the Packers, ESPN reported.
  1. The Seahawks signed former Buccaneers safetyBradley McDougald to a one-year deal worth $2 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
  1. The Giants signed veteran running back Shaun Draughn. Draughn most recently played for the 49ers.
  1. The Dolphins and linebacker Koa Misi reached an agreement on a restructured contract, Rapoport reported. Misi was set to make $4.1 million with a salary-cap number of $4.8 million. Misi now has $1.15 million fully guaranteed for skill, injury, cap and previous injury, per Rapoport.
  1. The Bills announced they are hosting linebacker Zach Brown on a visit.
  1. The Seahawks announced they signed kicker John Lunsford and safety Bradley McDougald.
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