Oct 23, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (7) reacts during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Illness sidelines Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs, WR Michael Gallup

Cornerback Trevon Diggs and wide receiver Michael Gallup missed their second consecutive practice due to illness on Thursday, head coach Mike McCarthy said.

One week after multiple defensive linemen were flattened by a non-COVID illness, McCarthy said he had both players participate in position and team meetings virtually.

McCarthy said there is time for both players to get on the field and play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

On the injury front, the Cowboys are optimistic linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) can advance from limited practice Wednesday to his first game since Week 8 on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Jan 23, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) reacts to a call against the Kansas City Chiefs during an AFC Divisional playoff football game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Bills, WR Stefon Diggs agree to $104M extension

Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $104 million to remain in Buffalo.

According to multiple reports, the contract includes $70 million in guaranteed money and carries the deal into the 2027 season. Diggs had two years remaining on his existing deal.

The 28-year-old Diggs was acquired from the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 and has 230 receptions with 18 touchdowns in two seasons as quarterback Josh Allen’s go-to receiver.

Asked about locking up Diggs after signing Allen to a new contract, general manager Brandon Beane made it clear the team wanted him around long-term.

“I want to give all players their respect and a fair pay, whoever it is, and Stef’s no different,” Beane said. “I think what he’s brought our team has been great. He’s been great for Josh. He’s been great for our offense, and his leadership has stepped up, and we want to see Stef in Buffalo for years to come.”

In 103 career regular-season games, Diggs has 595 receptions for 7,383 yards and 48 touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Dec 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Seattle Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs (6) attempts to intercept a pass intended for Houston Texans tight end Brevin Jordan (9) during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Seahawks re-sign S Quandre Diggs to $40M deal

Subtractions stole the spotlight in Seattle last week, but the Seahawks are re-signing safety Quandre Diggs to a three-year deal.

According to reports, the contract is worth $40 million. Free agents can re-sign with their team before the start of the league year on Wednesday, whereas players changing teams cannot officially sign until the March 16 green flag.

Diggs, 29, was last seen leaving the field Week 18 on a cart with a leg injury, but head coach Pete Carroll said at the NFL Scouting Combine the 5-foot-9 safety was doing well in recovery from surgery to repair his dislocated ankle. He also broke his fibula.

“He’s an awesome part of our team, and we’d love to have him with us,” Carroll said. “This injury is not going to be one that’s going to keep him from playing, so we’ve just got to go through it. It’s unfortunate it’s a very difficult offseason for him for those first three or four months and all of that, but he’ll get back and get going, and we’d love to have him with us.”

The Seahawks acquired Diggs from the Lions in 2019. He played four-plus seasons in Detroit and has spent two-plus seasons with the Seahawks, starting all 33 games the past two seasons and posting 10 interceptions.

He’s played in 103 games with 414 tackles and 19 interceptions.

–Field Level Media

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (27) barley misses an interception in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys CB Diggs (foot) out 4-6 weeks; CB Awuzie activated

Rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs is out 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his foot and the Dallas Cowboys could be without him for the rest of the regular season.

The Cowboys did get one back Tuesday, activating CB Chidobe Awuzie from injured reserve.

Diggs, who also broke his foot in October 2018 at Alabama, will not need surgery at this time, ESPN reported. He is wearing a stabilizing boot and expected to recover by the end of the regular season.

But with the Cowboys flailing under a mounting pile of injuries, it’s unlikely Dallas will rush the second-round pick back onto the field if their late-season games are meaningless in terms of playoff chances.

Diggs was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dallas is without quarterback Dak Prescott, left tackle Tyron Smith and right tackle La’el Collins, who all suffered season-ending injuries.

Awuzie injured his hamstring in Week 2 and was put on IR on Sept. 25. The Cowboys opened his 21-day practice window on Oct. 22. With a bye this week, expectations are that Awuzie will be ready to play in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Saivion Smith was promoted from the practice squad for the Week 9 game with the Steelers. He entered the game when Diggs was injured.

The Cowboys are not practicing during the bye week.

–Field Level Media