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With the NFL Draft firmly in the rearview mirror, general managers around the league are trying to evaluate their rosters as they prepare for the upcoming season. Either making additional roster changes or evaluating potential extension candidates, teams are certainly remaining busy.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories around the National Football League from last week.

Jalen Carter’s Legal Troubles Continue

Earlier in the offseason, there was a lot of buzz around Jalen Carter that he could be the top overall pick in this year’s draft. Unfortunately, a car racing incident that resulted in the tragic death of a Georgia teammate (Devin Willock) saw Carter’s stock plummet.

As the draft rolled around, Carter resurfaced in the top-ten, particularly after his legal troubles had seemingly been settled. With that, the Philadelphia Eagles selected him with the ninth pick of the draft.

It appears that Carter’s legal troubles aren’t over, though. The father of Willock is suing Carter, in addition to a few others, for the car crash that killed his son. In total, Dave Willock Sr is asking for $40 million, including $10 million from Carter specifically for his role in the accident.

While Carter was not in the car that crashed, he was still charged with misdemeanor reckless driving and racing, a charge he pleaded no contest to.

While the lawsuit is pending, Carter will still be getting his career underway in the NFL. Carter agreed to a four-year deal worth $21.8 million with the Eagles after the draft.

As it stands, the Eagles have the second-best odds of winning the Super Bowl at +850, trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs at +600.

Saints Bring In Tight End

The New Orleans Saints bolstered their tight end position this week as they signed Foster Moreau to a three-year deal worth $12 million. First reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Moreau comes to the agreement despite having been recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The cancer was found during a physical back in March after the two sides first met. Now, the Saints apparently have enough confidence in his ability to recover that they have made a long-term commitment to Moreau.

While he is still receiving treatment for his cancer diagnosis, all signs indicate that he will be able to play this season. Last season, the 26-year-old played for the Las Vegas Raiders. In 15 games (14 starts), he had 33 receptions for 420 yards and two touchdowns.

For the Saints, they have the best odds to win a relatively weak NFC South division at +125. They are +3500 to win the Super Bowl this season.

Seattle Adds Defensive Line Help

At 29-years-old, defensive lineman Mario Edwards will be playing for his sixth NFL team as he signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

While more of a depth move than anything, the Seahawks are still hoping that he can contribute to a defense that ranked just 25th in the NFL in scoring defense, allowing opponents an average of 24.6 points per game.

Last season, in 13 games with the Tennessee Titans, Edwards had 17 tackles and three sacks.

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