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By Mike Brez March 16, 2020 0 Comment
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Free Agency is here! The NFL is set to begin the new league year on time on Wednesday and news is already ramping up. Check out below for all the signings and franchise tags that have happened so far this week from Monday on.

Dante Fowler Jr. to the Falcons

The Falcons, who cut ties with Vic Beasley earlier in the offseason have found his replacement. Fowler is just 25 and has been around since 2015 and gets a nice payday after 11.5 sacks in 2019.

Chargers beef up defensive line

Linval Joseph, who was a key piece of the Minnesota Vikings defense since 2014 is taking his talents to Los Angeles and signing with the Chargers.

Bills adding some depth to the backfield

After featuring Devin Singletary and Frank Gore in 2019, the Bills will be adding running back Taiwan Jones who was with the Houston Texans in 2019 and had just nine carries for 40 rushing yards.

Rams signing former top-10 pick Leonard Floyd

Floyd, who was with the Chicago Bears from 2016 until 2019 and then released by team on Monday is taking his talents to Los Angeles and joining the Rams. He’s signed a one-year, prove it deal.

 

Jets bringing back Brian Poole

The veteran cornerback, after signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets last offseason is doing the same again just 12 months later.

 

Bears add a quarterback to compete with Mitchell Trubisky

The Bears, after revamping their offensive staff earlier this offseason, are trading for quarterback Nick Foles. Foles has experience working with quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, and head coach Matt Nagy. For compensation, the Jaguars will receive a fourth-round pick.

 

Malcolm Jenkins back to the Saints

The Saints, who drafted Malcolm Jenkins nearly a decade ago are bringing back the veteran safety.

TRADE ALERT: Lions to acquire Duron Harmon from the Patriots

The Lions continue to acquire ex-Patriots players. Earlier today, they signed defensive tackle Danny Shelton. Now, they’ve traded for defensive back Duron Harmon who was with head coach Matt Patricia in Detroit.

TRADE ALERT: Broncos acquire DT Jurrell Casey from the Tennessee Titans for a seventh-round pick

In an effort to shed some salary, the Titans have shipped DT Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos. This likely means that the money Tennessee saves will go towards an extension for running back Derrick Henry.

 

Danny Shelton joining the Detroit Lions

Lions head coach Matt Patricia continues to bring in ex-Patriots players. This time, it’s defensive tackle Danny Shelton, who was a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2015.

 

Seahawks begin to revamp offensive line

One of the biggest issues over the last few years in Seattle has been an offensive line that’s been unable to protect quarterback Russell Wilson. The Seahawks made an effort to start changing that with the signing of B.J. Finney.

Gerald McCoy has a new home

After spending 2019 with the Carolina Panthers, Gerald McCoy will be taking his talents to Dallas and signing a deal with the Cowboys to beef up the defensive line.

 

Broncos signing Jeff Driskel

In an effort to find a backup quarterback for franchise quarterback Drew Lock, the Broncos are signing veteran Jeff Driskel who spent last season with the Detroit Lions.

Patriots make under-the-radar signing

As the post-Tom Brady era begins in New England, the Patriots have signed Damiere Byrd, who had 32 receptions for the Arizona Cardinals in 2019.

Bills continue to be active in free agency

The Bills, who although haven’t made any major signings, continue to be active. They’ve added defensive end Quinton Jefferson to a two-year deal. Jefferson had 3.5 sacks in 2019 for the Seattle Seahawks. The Bills have also added former first-round defensive tackle Vernon Butler, who spent time with head coach Sean McDermott in Carolina.

 

Kiko Alonso staying in New Orleans

Alonso, who had four starts for the Saints in 2019, is back with the team.

BREAKING: Buccaneers expected to sign Tom Brady

Barring a change of heart, multiple reports expect the Buccaneers to land Tom Brady

Panthers have their quarterback for the Matt Rhule era

After reports that they’ll be trading Cam Newton, the Panthers are making the signing of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater official. He’ll be in Carolina until 2022.

 

TRADE ALERT: Andy Janovich heading to Cleveland

New Browns general manager Andrew Berry continues to be aggressive in free agency, this time trading for fullback Andy Janovich

Panthers bring back Tre Boston

As the Carolina Panthers continue a new era under head coach Matt Rhule, they’ve decided to keep around veteran Tre Boston through 2022.

Jets continue to add to the offensive line

After signing offensive tackle George Fant on Monday, the Jets will add Connor McGovern as they continue to revamp the offensive line

Cowboys bring back Sean Lee

The Cowboys are bringing back the face of their defense in linebacker Sean Lee on a one-year deal

Raiders continue to be active by adding a rotational pass rusher

The Raiders pass rush already consists of guys like Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell. However, they’ve added Carl Nassib to that mix as well. Nassib had six sacks for the Buccaneers in 2019.

 

Derek Watt joins brother T.J. Watt in Pittsburgh

The fullback is heading to Pittsburgh, where he’ll join his brother T.J. who’s an outside linebacker for the Steelers.

Jeff Heath heading to Las Vegas 

The Raiders are signing another former Cowboys player, this time agreeing to a deal with safety Jeff Heath, who was a key piece on the Cowboys defense for many years.

Trae Waynes goes from NFC North to AFC North

The former Minnesota Vikings first-round pick is heading to Cincinnati where he’ll get nearly $10M a year.

 

Thomas Davis and Ron Rivera reuniting in Washington

The veteran linebacker has agreed to reunite with his former coach in Washington after spending last season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis and Rivera were together from 2011 until 2018 in Carolina.

Bills continue to keep strong defense intact

The Bills are signing defensive back Jordan Poyer to a two-year contract extension. He’s started 47 games in three seasons for Buffalo and will now be with the team through the 2022 season.

Giants signing another ex-Packers player

Just a day after agreeing to terms with inside linebacker Blake Martinez who was also with the Green Bay Packers in 2019, the Giants have come to terms with Kyler Fackrell who’s got 16.5 career sacks in four seasons with Green Bay.

Cowboys bring back depth piece on defense

Darian Thompson, whom the Cowboys drafted in 2016 is back with the Cowboys. Thompson had four starts in 2019.

 

Steelers bring back a long snapper

Pittsburgh is bringing back long snapper Kam Canaday on a two-year deal

 

Ravens bring back late in-season addition

The Ravens continue to add to the defensive line, this time signing defensive tackle Justin Ellis, who’s heading into his seventh season. He spent time the Las Vegas Raiders from 2014 until 2018 before signing with Baltimore in 2019.

 

Jaguars add to the secondary by signing Darqueze Dennard

After trading Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye just five months apart, the Jaguars are signing veteran Darqueze Dennard as they continue to stockpile assets for 2021.

 

Bengals find Geno Atkins a partner in crime

The Bengals biggest acquisition of the offseason will be drafting quarterback Joe Burrow in a few weeks but on Tuesday afternoon, they signed defensive tackle D.J. Reader, who’s going to wreak havoc alongside Atkins.

 

Eagles add some help in the secondary

After a 2019 season where the secondary was injured, the Eagles are bringing back Rodney McLeod just minutes after the team announced that they will be moving on from safety Malcolm Jenkins.

 

As Chargers continue their pursuit for Tom Brady, they’ve added Bryan Bulaga

The veteran offensive tackle will play in Los Angeles through the end of the 2022 season.

Another former Cowboys player heading to Las Vegas

Maliek Collins, a defensive tackle, is heading to Las Vegas. Collins had four sacks in 16 starts for the Cowboys last year.

Father time hasn’t caught up to Jason Witten yet

It may just be a one-year deal but Jason Witten is taking his talents to Las Vegas to join the Raiders.

 

Colts are going all-in on Philip Rivers

With the Colts quarterback position an unknown for the future, the team has agreed to a deal with veteran quarterback Philip Rivers.

 

Titans add to a pass rushing rotation that includes guys like Harold Landry

The Titans surprised everyone in 2019, with the defense being one of the best in the NFL. Now, they’ve added former first-round pick Vic Beasley to mix. He’ll be signing a one-year, prove-it deal in hopes of landing a big extension in 2021.

 

Ron Rivera adds LB depth

Redskins sign former Bears LB Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one-year deal worth just under four million

Jaguars fill depleted defense

The Jaguars have signed former Browns LB Joe Schobert to a 5-year 54 million dollar deal

Mills gets one year deal to stay in Philadelphia

The Eagles sign vocal leader Jalen Mills to a one year deal.

 

Dolphins stay hot in free agency. Sign Grugier Hill and Howard

Dolphins add to their defense and sign former Eagles LB Kamu Grugier Hill to a one year deal. Also signed former Eagles RB Jordan Howard to a two year deal

49ers bringing back Ronald Blair

Lions looking to move their linebacker

A fifth-round pick by the New York Giants in 2014, the Detroit Lions were originally set to release Devon Kennard. Instead they’ll be shopping him.

 

Former first-round pick gets a one-year prove it deal with the Houston Texans

A former first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016, Hargreaves is set to sign a one-year prove it deal with the Texans where he’ll have a chance to sign a long-term deal in 2021.

Panthers have their quarterback of the future

Earlier, per multiple reports, with the Carolina Panthers set to move on from quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers now are set to sign Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year deal.

 

Las Vegas Raiders adding another inside linebacker

After signing Nick Kwiatkoski to a three-year deal on Monday, the Raiders are making another splash at inside linebacker, this time by signing Corey Littleton.

Chicago Bears make a splash move

The Bears are signing Robert Quinn. A major move that nobody expected considering the team has Khalil Mack. Just moments later, the team is also releasing former first-round pick Leonard Floyd.

 

BREAKING: Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton at odds regarding Newton’s future with the team

As the Carolina Panthers continue a new era under head coach Matt Rhule, mixed information is coming out regarding the status of star quarterback Cam Newton. While the Panthers reported that they’re working with Newton to facilitate a trade, Newton commented on the team’s Instagram page saying they’ve forced him into seeking a trade.

 

 

Dolphins continue spending spree

The Dolphins were active in free agency on Monday, signing guys like Kyle Van Noy and Byron Jones. They continue to add to the defense, this time by agreeing to terms with Emmanuel Ogbah.

 

Saints ready for another Super Bowl run

After speculation that quarterback Drew Brees was going to retire this offseason, he’s officially back for another two seasons as the Saints try to put three years of disappointing playoff exits behind them.

 

After a big day on Monday, the Arizona Cardinals are signing Jordan Phillips

Phillips, a defensive tackle for the Bills in 2019 is coming off a strong season that saw him post 9.5 sacks. This move isn’t surprising since the Bills also added players like A.J. Klein and Mario Addison on Monday.

 

BREAKING: Tom Brady announces that he won’t be returning to New England

Quarterback Tom Brady, announces via Instagram that he won’t be returning to the Patriots. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Chargers are two teams who remain interested in his services.

49ers keeping secondary intact by resigning Jimmie Ward

One of the NFL’s best defenses in 2019, the 49ers are keeping their secondary together by resigning Jimmie Ward who all over the field in 2019.

 

New York Giants add an inside linebacker

Late Monday night, it was reported that the New York Giants have come to terms with Blake Martinez. This need fills a big hole in the middle of the defense for the Giants.

Staying in the NFC North

Former Bears and now-Lions defensive end has agreed to stay in the NFC North on a two-year, $10m deal with the Lions. Williams has six sacks in 2019, good for second on the Bears. Another former Bears player who’s heading to the Lions? Chase Daniel who was a backup for two seasons in Chicago under Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky.

 

 

Texans signing Randall Cobb

After trading away DeAndre Hopkins on Monday afternoon, the Texans are signing former Packers and Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb who’s coming off a season that saw him average 15.1 yards per reception

 

Kendall Fuller back in Washington

Defensive back Kendall Fuller is heading back to the Washington Redskins who are trying to replace the recently cut Josh Norman

 

The Bills, who already have one of the most complete front sevens in the NFL, just got even better by adding Mario Addison

Addison was with the Carolina Panthers from 2012 until 2019 where he played under now-Bill head coach Sean McDermott. He’s coming off a 2019 season that saw him notch 9.5 sacks. He’ll be a key piece on the Bills defensive line.

 

Amari Cooper is back with the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back wide receiver Amari Cooper whom they traded a first-round pick for halfway through the 2018 NFL season.

 

MAJOR TRADE: Vikings are sending wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Minnesota Vikings

In an effort to find more weapons for third-year quarterback Josh Allen, the Bills are set to trade for Vikings star wideout Stefon Diggs. With a first-round pick involved as a part of the compensation package.

 

The Seahawks are bringing back a core piece of their defense

A second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Seahawks will reward defensive tackle Jarran Reed with a two-year deal. He’s got 15.5 sacks over a four-year period.

 

Bills adding to already impressive linebacker core

The face of the Bills linebacker core consists of Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano however, A.J. Klein is now set to join that group. The move will reunite him with head coach Sean McDermott who was Klein’s defensive coordinator when the two were together in Carolina.

 

Marcus Mariota heads to Vegas

Once the second overall pick and the future of the Tennessee Titans franchise, Marcus Mariota will now join Jon Gruden in Las Vegas. Mariota has been labeled as a potential reclamation project this offseason.

 

Jamie Collins will reunite with Matt Patricia

The veteran linebacker has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions. Collins was a major contributor for Patricia on defense when both were together for a few years in New England.

 

Eric Murray to Texans

Former Browns S Eric Murray heads South to fill a much needed hole in Houston

Javon Hargrave signs with the Eagles

Hargrave becomes the highest paid NT in the NFL with this deal

Miami stays hot in free agency and signs Kyle Van Noy

Jimmy Graham staying in the NFC North 

After making headlines all day about potentially trading for Nick Foles or Andy Dalton, the Chicago Bears have made a move at the tight end position signing former Packers, Saints, and Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham to deal. A move that was expected since the Bears were disastrous at the tight end position during the 2019 season.

 

Ravens making a case for having the best defensive line in football 

Just days after trading for Calais Campbell and adding to an already strong defensive line, the Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran Michael Brockers who has 23 career sacks.

 

Panthers add some depth in the front seven

The Carolina Panthers, who are beginning a new era under first-time NFL head coach Matt Rhule are signing DE Stephen Weatherly who has six sacks over the last two seasons.

 

Redskins continue to rebuild under Ron Rivera

The Redskins, who will look very different in 2020 just made their first move of free agency by signing Guard Wes Schweitzer, who started 36 games in three seasons for the Atlanta Falcons

 

The Dolphins continue to be active and will make Byron Jones the highest-paid CB in the NFL

In a deal that could see him make more than $17 million dollars a year, the Dolphins are signing Byron Jones as they continue to build the defense.

Dave Gettleman and James Bradberry reunite in New York

The Giants, who are expected to be active in free agency made their second big move of the day by signing cornerback James Bradberry. General manager Dave Gettleman drafted Bradberry when both were together in Carolina.

 

Dolphins continue to be active with the signing of Clayton Fejedelem

After signing Shaq Lawson and Ereck Flowers earlier, the Dolphins are adding some help in the secondary by adding 2016 seventh-round pick Clayton Fejedelem who’s got 117 tackles in four NFL seasons.

 

After losing Jack Conklin, Titans bring back OT Dennis Kelly as a possible replacement

The Titans, who lost Jack Conklin to the Browns earlier today are bringing back OT Dennis Kelly who caught a touchdown pass in the AFC Championship game.

 

As Broncos continue to build around Drew Lock, they’ve signed Guard Graham Glasgow

In an effort to continue building around second-year quarterback Drew Lock, the Broncos are adding 27-year old Graham Glasgow to an offensive core that already includes Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, and Phillip Lindsay. Glasgow finished last season with a PFF of 74.1, playing 872 snaps, only accounting for 3 penalties, and allowed 0 sacks. Additionally, Glasgow has only missed 1 snap over the past 3 seasons. In 2019, Glasgow peaked at the no. 3 best guard in the league, but also held real-estate as a top center according to PFF.

Browns make third signing of the with Case Keenum

The Browns, in an effort to find a veteran quarterback to help mentor Baker Mayfield, are signing journeyman Case Keenum who was with head coach Kevin Stefanski in Minnesota in 2017.

 

Lions signing Big V

The Lions have found their replacement for Ricky Wagner. Halapoulivaati Vaitai, most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles is set to be the starting right tackle for the Lions. He’ll make $50M over a five-year period.

 

Browns get Baker Mayfield some protection

The Browns offensive line was bad in 2019. Now, to address those issues, they’ve added former Tennessee Titans Tackle Jack Conklin. It’s a deal that’s going to reset the offensive tackle market.

 

Big trade alert! DeForest Buckner traded to the Colts

The Colts have traded a first round pick for All-Pro FeForest Buckner. Making him the second highest paid DT in NFL history


Tampa Bay is bringing back Jason Pierre-Paul

The Buccaneers, who are making headlines in their pursuit of Tom Brady, made another move on Monday afternoon, agreeing to terms with Jason Pierre-Paul. The pass rusher will be in Tampa Bay through 2021 after signing a two-year, $27 million dollar deal.

Dolphins sign Shaq Lawson

The Dolphins bolstered their defense on Monday, signing former Bills pass rusher Shaq Lawson. Lawson had 6.5 sacks in 2019

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Tampa Bay Bucs pass rusher Shaq Barrett tagged

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Kansas City Chiefs tag defensive tackler Chris Jones

Chiefs star Chris Jones gets the franchise tag although he wants a big pay day. Long term deal could be coming soon.


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Kirk Cousins signs two-year extension

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins signs two year extension worth $66 million with the Vikings.

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Packers sign Christian Kirksey

Packers fill a big hole and sign former Browns LB Christian Kirksey

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Bud Dupree and Leonard Williams get the franchise tag

Two defensive studs get the tag. Giants franchise tag Leonard Williams and the Steelers franchise tag Bud Dupree

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The Falcons make some difficult cuts to clear space.

The Falcons have cut DB Desmond Trufant an RB Devonta Freeman to clear up cap space

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AJ Green gets the tag from Cincinnati

With almost certainty that the Bengals will be selecting Joe Burrow number 1 overall, the Bengals lock up star WR AJ Green with the franchise tag

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Prescott finally tagged

Cowboys star QB Dak Prescott finally gets the franchise tag from Dallas and owner Jerry Jones

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CJ Ham gets three-year extension with the Vikings

Vikings RB CJ Ham was rewarded with a three year extension after having a successful end of the year last season

 

Packers sign free agent tackle

The Packers have signed free agent tackle Rick Wagner. Bryan Bulaga seems to be gone in Green Bay with this move

 

Titans tag Derrick Henry

With the extension of Ryan Tannehill, the Titans were able to franchise tag star RB Derrick Henry

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Cardinals place transition tag on Kenyan Drake

In a surprising move, the cardinals place the transition tag on RB Kenyan Drake

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Thuney Franchise Tagged

Patriots star offensive lineman has been given the franchise tag

 

Vikings tag S Anthony Harris

The Vikings have tagged Anthony Harris. Could be used as a potential trading piece in the future

The Browns have signed stud TE Austin Hooper

Former Falcons TE, Austin Hooper is heading to Cleveland. Hooper really emerged as a top tier TE last season in Atlanta

The Dolphins have agreed to terms with OG Ereck Flowers. 

As the Dolphins continue to rebuild and build the roster up for whoever their next QB will be, they’ve signed Flowers to anchor the offensive line.

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Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans make trade

The Cardinals have agreed to send running back David Johnson to the Houston Texans. The Texans will get some much-needed help in the backfield and Johnson will get a chance to revive his career after playing in just 13 games in 2019.

San Francisco 49ers keep a key piece of the defense around

Defensive End Arik Armstead, who had 10 sacks in 2019, has agreed to a five-year deal with the 49ers. This allows for defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to continue to keep one of the NFL’s best defenses around.

 

MAJOR TRADE: Texans are sending WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals

As the Cardinals look to build around QB Kyler Murray, they’ve traded for DeAndre Hopkins, one of the NFL’s best wide receivers. A major move that will have implications on the NFL’s landscape.

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Nick Kwiatkoski signs with Raiders

The Raiders look to improve their defense starting with the signing of Bears standout ILB Nick Kwiatkoski

 

Dallas Signs Blake Jarwin

After tagging Prescott, the Cowboys  signed Blake Jarwin to a three years extension

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