NFL free company reside updates 2023: Signings, trades, rumors, information


2023 NFL free company is off and operating, as groups have been agreeing to offers with unrestricted free brokers and re-signing their very own gamers since Monday, when the authorized tampering interval opened. Now that the brand new league yr has begun, these offers might be made official. We’re monitoring the entire motion, together with free agent signings, notable trades, cap-saving releases and extra.

This free agent class is loaded with playmakers on offense and protection, and we have already seen a bunch of high-end gamers discover new groups. Orlando Brown Jr. — our high free agent for this yr — has now signed in Cincinnati, however many strong gamers are nonetheless on the market, together with Odell Beckham Jr., Bobby Wagner and Dalton Schultz. We have additionally seen a couple of trades, together with Darren Waller to the Giants and Stephon Gilmore to the Cowboys.

Which groups will keep lively? Who would be the subsequent star to signal a giant deal? Observe all of it proper right here all through March, with the newest updates on high.

protection:
Grades for 50-plus signings and trades
Who’re the perfect remaining free brokers?
Barnwell solutions eight massive questions
Rating high 100 free brokers for 2023

Friday, March 17

The Inexperienced Bay Packers have restructured the contract of cornerback Rasul Douglas, which creates one other $3.3 million in 2023 cap house, ESPN’s Fields Yates studies. Douglas has recorded 9 interceptions over the previous two years.


The Carolina Panthers proceed their search for a veteran large receiver as we speak as they host DJ Chark, who performed 4 years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and one with the Detroit Lions. He has 177 catches for two,544 yards and 18 TDs over his profession.


The New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year cope with free-agent tight finish Mike Gesicki that’s price as much as $9 million, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Subject Yates. Gesicki will pair with veteran Hunter Henry to offer the Patriots a dual-tight finish assault the group hoped it was getting when it signed Henry and Jonnu Smith to big-money offers in free company in 2021. The group traded Smith to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday for a seventh-round draft choose.


ESPN’s Matt Bowen re-stacked the free company record, rating the highest 30-plus gamers nonetheless unsigned. Tight finish Dalton Schultz has moved into the No. 1 spot, however who follows? Take a look at the complete record.


The Seattle Seahawks have signed Pittsburgh Steelers free agent linebacker Devin Bush to a one-year contract, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


ESPN analytics author Seth Walder has graded greater than 50 NFL free company signings and trades to this point, breaking down every deal from each angle and doling out scores on which groups did nicely — and which gave up an excessive amount of cash. We compiled all of Walder’s “A” grades — the offers he appreciated most from the angle of the groups. We then requested him to rank these 11 offers, together with his favorites on the high.


Invoice Belichick at all times appears to have a shock or two up his hoodie sleeve in free company, and to date, the largest of 2023 has been his receiver swap of JuJu Smith-Schuster for Jakobi Meyers.

Even longtime security Devin McCourty did not see it coming. Recent off asserting his retirement final week, he stated on sports activities radio WEEI that he was shocked the group did not carry Meyers again on the three-year, $33 million contract he signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. Meyers had expressed an curiosity in returning to New England, however the group’s provides fell quick in comparison with others in the marketplace, in keeping with a supply with direct information of the negotiations.


The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing on former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota to function Jalen Hurts‘ backup, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mariota agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal price as much as $8 million.

Thursday, March 16

The Jets have signed former Commanders offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer, ESPN Jets reporter Wealthy Cimini reported. Schweitzer performed guard and heart for Washington in 2022.


Take heed to Barnwell’s new podcast episode, which options him and Mina Kimes speaking concerning the offers they like most, discount contracts that enhance contenders and why Jacoby Brissett landed in an ideal spot.


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with former Cleveland Browns cornerback Grasping Williams, ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus reported.


The Indianapolis Colts agreed to a cope with former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Gardner Minshew on Thursday, a supply confirmed to ESPN. The Colts are anticipated to make extra quarterback strikes earlier than the offseason ends and maintain the No. 4 choose in April’s draft, the place they’re anticipated to pick out a quarterback.


Free agent security Taylor Rapp is off to go to with the Cincinnati Bengals after visiting with the New England Patriots, per ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The Chicago Bears are signing former Panthers operating again D’Onta Foreman to a one-year, $3 million deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that features $23 million absolutely assured for cornerback Darius Slay. The extension was confirmed and negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider confirms the group has agreed to phrases to re-sign quarterback Drew Lock, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson.


The Chicago Bears are signing former Packers tight finish Robert Tonyan to a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Cincinnati Bengals have signed offensive deal with Cody Ford to a one-year contract, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


Based on ESPN’s David Newton: The Carolina Panthers restructured the deal of cornerback Donte Jackson with him set to get a $4 million roster bonus, per ESPN’s Roster Administration.


The New England Patriots have launched quarterback Brian Hoyer, in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The Chicago Bears have launched quarterback Trevor Siemian, in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The New York Giants are re-signing large receiver Darius Slayton on a two-year deal, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Slayton led the Giants with 724 receiving yards final season after beginning the season as a wholesome inactive buried on the depth chart.


Fullback John Lovett is signing with the Miami Dolphins on a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


The Baltimore Ravens retain Nick Moore, who was a second-team All-Professional in his second season as Baltimore’s long-snapper.


The Minnesota Vikings are re-signing offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Schlottmann began 4 video games for Minnesota final season.


The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to phrases with inside lineman Evan Brown, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Brown began 24 video games on Detroit’s line over the previous two years.


The Chicago Bears have signed defensive deal with Andrew Billings, in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles to a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. They declined to tender him as a restricted free agent however introduced him again on a brand new deal.


The New York Giants are re-signing Jihad Ward to a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


Former Denver Broncos free agent guard Graham Glasgow, the Detroit Lions‘ third-round choose in 2016, is returning to Detroit on a one-year deal price as much as $4.5 million, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Ravens, per sources, are re-signing Geno Stone, who began a career-high seven video games final season when Marcus Williams was sidelined with a wrist damage. He was not tendered as a restricted free agent.


The Dallas Cowboys are re-signing particular groups ace C.J. Goodwin to a one-year contract, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Free agent large receiver Parris Campbell is signing a one-year cope with the New York Giants, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Campbell had a career-high 623 yards with three touchdowns final season with the Indianapolis Colts.


The Minnesota Vikings and security Harrison Smith have agreed to phrases on a brand new contract that can hold the veteran defender with the group for the 2023 season, a supply instructed ESPN’s Kevin Seifert.


Former Los Angeles Chargers security Nasir Adderley introduced his retirement on Instagram.


The Arizona Cardinals have introduced the discharge of heart Rodney Hudson.


The Miami Dolphins are signing former New York Jets WR Braxton Berrios to a one-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Buffalo Payments and operating again Nyheim Hines agreed to a renegotiated contract that features a $1 million signing bonus and the prospect to earn greater than the $4.79 million in money he was beforehand due, a supply instructed ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have launched linebacker Myles Jack, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Linebacker Mack Wilson Sr. has agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots on a one-year deal. Final season he performed 20.9% of the defensive snaps (however zero the ultimate 5 video games). He had 26 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 pressured fumble and 1 fumble restoration. Wilson was additionally an element on particular groups, enjoying on a number of models (10 tackles, third on the Patriots).


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to signal operating again Chase Edmonds to a one-year deal, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The veteran beforehand performed for the Broncos, Dolphins and Cardinals.


The Pittsburgh Steelers added one other linebacker, agreeing to phrases with Elandon Roberts on a two-year deal, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


From ESPN’s Subject Yates: Rams free agent S Taylor Rapp is visiting the Patriots as we speak, per supply. Rapp, 26, has began 48 video games in his profession and had six interceptions over the previous two seasons.


The Miami Dolphins plan to signal offensive linemen Dan Feeney and Geron Christian, a supply instructed ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques.


The Pittsburgh Steelers restructured the contract of security Minkah Fitzpatrick, creating $10.065 million in cap house for 2023, in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates.


We interrupt your common NFL free company updates with a reminder that the XFL returns Thursday night time, with the 4-0 Houston Roughnecks on the 2-2 Seattle Sea Dragons. The sport kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+. See the complete Week 5 preview right here.


Free agent guard Cody Ford is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals, in keeping with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The Bengals simply signed Orlando Brown Jr. to be their beginning left deal with.


ESPN’s David Newton confirmed that Carolina Panthers tight finish Ian Thomas has taken a pay lower that creates $2.875 million in cap house this yr.


New York Giants free agent security Julian Love and Pittsburgh Steelers free agent linebacker Devin Bush are set to go to with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Defensive again Lonnie Johnson Jr. is also visiting, per Schefter.


As of Thursday afternoon, simply six of the highest 25 free brokers from Matt Bowen’s rating of the highest 100 are unsigned:

6. TE Dalton Schultz
8. S C.J. Gardner-Johnson
18. LB Bobby Wagner
19. WR Odell Beckham Jr.
24. DE Yannick Ngakoue
25. TE Mike Gesicki

Wednesday, March 15

Cornerback Darius Slay is likely to be returning to the Philadelphia Eagles in any case, as a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Slay wasn’t really launched and is “anticipated to stick with the Eagles.”


The Cincinnati Bengals signed former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs offensive deal with Orlando Brown Jr. to a four-year, $64 million contract with a $31 million signing bonus, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. The bonus is the very best ever for an offensive lineman.


The Chicago Bears have reached an settlement to signal former Panthers quarterback PJ Walker, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.


The Indianapolis Colts signed particular groups ace Tony Brown to a one-year deal price $1.2 million, with $500,000 assured, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported.


The New England Patriots signed operating again James Robinson to a two-year deal price a most $8 million, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported. Robinson performed for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets in 2022.


Working again Alexander Mattison has agreed to a two-year contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reported.


The New York Jets re-signed defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, ESPN’s Wealthy Cimini reported. Thomas was the No. 3 choose within the 2017 NFL draft.


The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have transformed $12 million of MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ 2023 roster bonus right into a signing bonus, creating $9.6 million in cap house, ESPN’s Subject Yates reported.


The Houston Texans have re-signed defensive again Tavierre Thomas, ESPN’s D.J. Bien-Aime reported.


The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed defensive lineman Morgan Fox, ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry reported.


The Carolina Panthers agreed to phrases with former Denver Broncos defensive deal with DeShawn Williams, ESPN’s David Newton reported. Williams began 15 video games in new defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero’s protection final season with the Broncos.


The San Francisco 49ers agreed to phrases on a two-year contract with former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver, ESPN’s Nick Wagoner reported.


The Carolina Panthers plan to signal former Philadelphia Eagles operating again Miles Sanders, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported.


With 4 MVPs, Aaron Rodgers is likely to be the best regular-season QB, however like Brett Favre, he delivered just one championship to “Titletown.” And like Favre, Rodgers appears to be leaving the Packers for the Jets, Rob Demovsky writes.


The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a three-year cope with former Detroit Lions operating again Jamaal Williams, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.


The Buffalo Payments are signing former Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen, ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg reported.


The Cleveland Browns have signed former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs security Juan Thornhill, ESPN’s Jake Trotter reported.


Six-time Professional-Bowl defensive deal with Fletcher Cox is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal price $10 million, per sources. The Eagles received a hometown low cost, as Cox turned down profitable provides.


The Inexperienced Bay Packers have re-signed TE Tyler Davis.


The San Francisco 49ers didn’t tender restricted free agent LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles. He now turns into an unrestricted free agent. It’s potential he might return to the Niners at a decrease quantity than the RFA tender would’ve required.


A supply confirms to ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques that the Miami Dolphins are signing TE Eric Saubert. Saubert performed for the Denver Broncos in 2022.


The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of DE DeMarcus Lawrence, opening up $8.89 million in cap room, sources inform ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Cowboys deal with Tyron Smith has additionally agreed to a reworked contract that can open up wage cap house for the membership and hold him round for a thirteenth season. Smith was set to make $13.6 million within the closing yr of his contract and depend $17.6 million towards the wage cap. With the modifications, Smith’s base wage will drop however he’ll be capable of make up the cash relying on how a lot he performs in 2023.


The Baltimore Ravens, who face uncertainty round Lamar Jackson‘s future, have been concerned within the free agent quarterback market, trying into choices similar to Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett earlier than they signed elsewhere, league sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Baltimore seems to be searching for flexibility.


The Miami Dolphins are re-signing free agent operating again Myles Gaskin to a one-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs OT and unrestricted free agent Orlando Brown Jr. talks on ESPN’s “NFL Reside” about his free agent course of: “I do not need to get too particular, however all the things’s going fairly nicely. Clearly it is form of a bizarre and a protracted course of — totally different — one thing I’ve by no means skilled earlier than, but it surely’s going fairly nicely.”

Brown is ranked ESPN’s No. 1 free agent within the high 100.


The Jacksonville Jaguars are re-signing non-tendered RFA cornerback Tevaughn Campbell to a one-year deal.


DeShon Elliott began 35 video games at security for the Ravens and Lions over the previous 4 years. Miami provides some high quality depth with Brandon Jones recovering from a torn ACL and Eric Rowe hitting free company.


As anticipated, DL Efe Obada is returning to Washington on a one-year deal.


The Titans are tendering RFA OL Aaron Brewer on the second-round degree, a supply instructed ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The Panthers as anticipated is not going to place a young on RFA PJ Walker, a league supply instructed ESPN’s David Newton. There may be nonetheless an opportunity the quarterback might be introduced again at a lower cost, per supply.


Former Browns DT Taven Bryan reached settlement on a one-year deal price $4.5 million with the Indianapolis Colts, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Quarterback Jacoby Brissett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Commanders, sources instructed ESPN on Wednesday. Brissett’s deal is price as much as $10 million and contains $8 million assured, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


By giving Tyler Huntley the $2.627 million proper of first refusal tender, the Baltimore Ravens would obtain no compensation if one other group indicators him to a suggestion sheet and Baltimore declines to match it.

Ravens might have solidified the return of Huntley through the use of a second-round tender as a result of groups would have unlikely given up a second-rounder to accumulate him. However the second-round tender prices $4.304 million, which is dear for a Baltimore group that does not have a lot cap house.


The Dallas Cowboys will launch Ezekiel Elliott, making the operating again a free agent, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Elliott was set to depend $16.7 million towards the wage cap with a $10.9 million non-guaranteed base wage. Elliott might be designated a post-June 1 lower, per sources, which suggests the membership will save almost $11 million towards the 2023 cap, however he’ll depend $4.9 million towards the 2024 cap. They won’t get the cap credit score till June 1.


Rankins performed the previous two seasons with the New York Jets after enjoying his first 5 with the New Orleans Saints. He is accustomed to the Houston Texans‘ scheme having performed underneath Jets coach Robert Saleh.


The New England Patriots are signing large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, in keeping with ESPN’s Dianna Russini.


The San Francisco 49ers reached settlement as we speak on a one-year cope with former Las Vegas Raiders first-round draft choose Clelin Ferrell, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler: The Baltimore Ravens don’t plan to tender restricted free agent security Geno Stone, who began seven video games for Baltimore’s secondary final season. He might be a free agent.


Working again Justice Hill is resigning with the Baltimore Ravens to a two-year, $4.5 million deal (as much as $5 million in max worth), a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Based on ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss: The Arizona Cardinals re-signed guard Will Hernandez to a two-year deal and linebacker Zeke Turner to a one-year deal.


Linebacker Lavonte David is returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jenna Laine. The deal is price $7 million with incentives that may push the entire worth to $8 million, the supply stated. The group’s longest-tenured participant needed to stay with Tampa Bay at some point of his profession.


After testing the market, free agent security Jordan Poyer has determined to return to New York and re-sign with the Buffalo Payments. The 31-year-old, thought of one of many high defensive backs within the NFL, will head into his seventh season with the Payments after agreeing to a two-year deal, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Quarterback Aaron Rodgers stated Wednesday on “The Pat McAfee Present” that he intends to play for the New York Jets this season. Rodgers stated he made that call Friday and that he’s not holding up a commerce, which nonetheless is not finalized. The 2 groups and Rodgers stay involved, sources stated, as they attempt to work via the ultimate phases of a possible deal, which would come with restructuring Rodgers’ contract and agreeing on commerce compensation.

“I made it clear my intention was to play and to play for the New York Jets, and I have not been holding something up. It is the compensation that the Packers are attempting to get. … The Packers need to transfer on and have let me know that in so many phrases,” he stated.


Chris Lindstrom was actually on the highway to paradise in Hawaii when his agent referred to as, finalizing his record-setting contract. His agent, Bradley Clean, and the Falcons had been finalizing the phrases of his five-year, $105 million contract extension — at $21 million common annual worth, essentially the most for a guard in NFL historical past.

“It was lovely and I form of joked with my fiancΓ©e, Madison, that we’re on essentially the most lovely highway and exquisite place on the planet and someway, it received even higher.”


As of Wednesday at midday ET — 4 hours earlier than free company formally begins and offers can change into closing — 48 of Matt Bowen’s high 100 free brokers are nonetheless unsigned. And that features 20 of the highest 50 gamers on the record. Listed here are the perfect 5 on the board and their total rating:

1. Orlando Brown Jr., OT
6. Dalton Schultz, TE
8. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, S
14. Lavonte David, ILB
15. Jordan Poyer, S


2018 No. 1 choose Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached settlement on a one-year contract price as much as $8.5 million, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.

Mayfield joins the Buccaneers in line to exchange Tom Brady, who retired final month after three seasons and one Tremendous Bowl title in Tampa Bay.


The New Orleans Saints are anticipated to signal former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs defensive deal with Khalen Saunders, a supply tells ESPN’s Katherine Terrell. The group can also be anticipated to signal former New York Jets defensive deal with Nathan Shepherd, sources inform ESPN’s Dianna Russini.


The Philadelphia Eagles plan to launch five-time Professional Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.

The Eagles and Slay couldn’t work out a restructured contract and he might be a free agent at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, the sources stated. The Eagles additionally had allowed Slay’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to hunt a commerce earlier than deciding to launch him.


Move-rusher Anthony Nelson plans to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a two-year deal price $11 million (as much as $13 million in max worth), sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Nelson has a mixed 10.5 sacks over the previous two seasons.


The Buffalo Payments agreed to phrases with large receiver Deonte Harty on a two-year, $13.5 million deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Cincinnati Bengals plan to re-sign operating again Trayveon Williams, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


The New England Patriots are anticipated to signal free agent offensive deal with Riley Reiff, sources inform ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

The settlement with the 34-year-old Reiff — who has began 149 profession video games and can vie for a high position defending quarterback Mac Jones — highlights Invoice Belichick’s early free-agent technique to construct depth at a place the group skilled a run of accidents final season.


The Carolina Panthers have agreed to a three-year contract with Cincinatti Bengals free agent tight finish Hayden Hurst, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Tuesday.

Hurst is coming off one in every of his best seasons within the NFL, catching 52 passes for 414 yards — his second-highest profession totals in every class — through the common season.


The Pittsburgh Steelers crammed a major defensive want by agreeing to phrases with inside linebacker Cole Holcomb to a three-year deal, a league supply confirmed to ESPN’s John Keim.

Holcomb, a four-year starter in Washington, had his 2022 season lower quick by a foot damage that required in-season surgical procedure. Previous to his damage, Holcomb was within the midst of a profession season with 69 tackles in seven video games.


Talking on “Get Up,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated, “The Jets and the Inexperienced Bay Packers have to determine compensation on what it might take to accumulate Aaron Rodgers. And my understanding is throughout the Packers group, they felt he was price a bundle that was much like the one the Rams as soon as received for Matthew Stafford, which was a number of [first-round picks].”


The New England Patriots tacked a yr onto Devin McCourty‘s contract at a minimal worth ($1.165 million for 2023), in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates. McCourty introduced his retirement final week. Based on Yates, this can be a cap tactic that creates $5.035 million in 2023 cap house, whereas pushing $6.2 million in useless cash to 2024, presuming the retirement is formally processed after June 1.


What’s the New York Jets‘ backup plan if Aaron Rodgers would not be a part of them? What’s going to the commerce market seem like for Los Angeles Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler? Ought to the Philadelphia Eagles have been extra aggressive about attempting to maintain their roster collectively? ESPN analyst Invoice Barnwell digs into what we have realized so removed from free company.


Large receiver Ashton Dulin is re-signing with the Indianapolis Colts, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler. The deal is for 2 years and as much as $9.2 million.


Per ESPN’s John Keim, these three quarterbacks are excessive on the Washington Commanders‘ record with Taylor Heinicke off to the Atlanta Falcons: Jacoby Brissett, Gardner Minshew and Cooper Rush.

Teddy Bridgewater — who was signed in Carolina by Marty Hurney, now assistant GM of the Commanders — additionally is obtainable.


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson can begin negotiating with different groups at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. That is unprecedented territory, as a result of the 26-year-old Jackson is the primary NFL MVP quarterback underneath 30 to obtain the nonexclusive franchise tag, which pays him $32.416 million for one season and permits him to have interaction in contract negotiations with the remainder of the league. If he accepts a suggestion, the Ravens have 5 days to match or get two first-round picks as compensation.


As of Wednesday morning, 20 of the highest 50 free brokers from Matt Bowen’s rating of the highest 100 are unsigned. Of the highest 100, 51 are with out offers. Listed here are the perfect 5, together with their rankings:

1. OT Orlando Brown Jr.
6. TE Dalton Schultz
8. S C.J. Gardner-Johnson
14. LB Lavonte David
15. S Jordan Poyer

Tuesday, March 14

The Titans will signal former Jaguars defensive finish Arden Key to a three-year deal for $21 million with $13 million assured, ESPN confirmed.


The Vikings have agreed to a two-year cope with former Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., ESPN confirmed.


The Bears have agreed to a two-year cope with former Seahawks operating again Travis Homer price a most of $4.5 million, Homer’s agent instructed ESPN.


The Chiefs have agreed to a two-year, $16 million cope with former 49ers defensive finish Charles Omenihu, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Lions have agreed to phrases with former Bears operating again David Montgomery on a three-year, $18 million deal, with $11 million assured, a supply instructed ESPN.


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The San Francisco 49ers are restructuring the contract of Professional Bowl linebacker Fred Warner, which is able to create $9.5 million in cap house, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Buffalo Payments have restructured large receiver Stefon Diggs‘ contract, changing base wage right into a bonus and creating one other $5.4 million in cap house, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed kicker Greg Joseph to a one-year, nearly absolutely assured deal, his agent instructed ESPN.


The Las Vegas Raiders are re-signing fullback Jakob Johnson to a one-year deal, his brokers confirmed to ESPN. Johnson appeared in six video games for the Raiders final season after spending his first three seasons with the New England Patriots.


The Indianapolis Colts have reached an settlement with former San Francisco 49ers defensive finish Samson Ebukam on a three-year, $27 million max deal that features over $11 million within the first yr, sources instructed ESPN.


The Las Vegas Raiders are planning to signal former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Robert Spillane to a two-year deal price $9 million, ESPN has confirmed.


The New England Patriots plan to re-sign security Jabrill Peppers to a two-year deal which incorporates $6 million in assured cash and a most worth of $11 million, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Buffalo Payments plan to tender restricted cornerback Dane Jackson, sources instructed ESPN. He’ll probably get an authentic spherical tender of $2.7 million.


The Los Angeles Chargers are releasing guard Matt Feiler, a supply confirmed to ESPN. Feiler, a starter, had an $8.5 million cap hit for 2023.


The Atlanta Falcons are planning to re-sign offensive deal with Kaleb McGary to a three-year, $34.5 million deal, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are re-signing offensive guard Aaron Stinnie to a one-year deal price as much as $2.5 million, a supply instructed ESPN.


Former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne, who retired after Tremendous Bowl LVII, declined one NFL group’s provide to return, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Los Angeles Chargers have tendered kicker Cameron Dicker and OT Foster Sarell, the group introduced.


The Minnesota Vikings and All-Professional long-snapper Andrew DePaola have reached settlement on a three-year, $4.025 million deal that features $2.265 million assured, his agent instructed ESPN. The deal is reportedly the most important assure given to a long-snapper in NFL historical past.


The Seattle Seahawks are anticipated to signal Inexperienced Bay Packers DT Jarran Reed to a two-year deal, a supply confirmed to ESPN. Reed spent his first 5 seasons with Seattle.


Former Cincinnati Bengals operating again Samaje Perine has agreed to a two-year cope with the Denver Broncos, a supply confirmed to ESPN. Perine had three touchdowns in a November win over the Pittsburgh Steelers whereas beginning rather than an injured Joe Mixon.


The Indianapolis Colts are planning to chop quarterback Matt Ryan after one season, sources confirmed to ESPN.


ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler and ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer report that the Cowboys have agreed to re-sign linebacker Leighton Vander Esch to a two-year deal price $11 million.


Veteran free agent quarterback Andy Dalton is anticipated to achieve an settlement on a two-year, $10 million deal that features $8 million absolutely assured with the Carolina Panthers, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The max worth of the contract is $17 million.


All-Professional cornerback James Bradberry is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year deal price $38 million, together with $20 million absolutely assured and one other $6 million in incentives, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.


Productive rotational again Boston Scott agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Philadelphia Eagles, a supply confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.


The Denver Broncos have waived receivers Freddie Swain and Victor Bolden. In addition they formally launched cornerback Ronald Darby with a failed bodily designation.


The Indianapolis Colts are buying and selling five-time Professional Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore to the Dallas Cowboys, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Gilmore had two interceptions, 11 passes defended and 66 tackles in 16 video games for the Colts final season, his first with the franchise after signing a two-year contract final yr. The Cowboys gave up choose No. 176, a fifth-round compensatory choice.


Free agent defensive deal with Larry Ogunjobi is headed again to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a three-year deal that can pay him $21.75 million within the first two years, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. An AFC North journeyman, Ogunjobi spent the 2022 season with the Steelers after signing a one-year, $8 million cope with them in free company.


The New York Jets gave pass-rusher Bryce Huff a second-round tender, per ESPN’s Wealthy Cimini.


The Arizona Cardinals are signing Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kyzir White. He reunites with each coach Jonathan Gannon and defensive coordinator Nick Rallis. White began 9 video games for Philadelphia final season and had 121 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2022.


The Arizona Cardinals held on to a couple of their very own, re-signing offensive deal with Kelvin Beachum and kicker Matt Prater to two-year contracts. The group additionally introduced operating again Corey Clement would return on a one-year deal.


The Minnesota Vikings have introduced they’re re-signing heart Garrett Bradbury.


The Washington Commanders are releasing operating again J.D. McKissic, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The group additionally introduced it tendered a qualifying provide to restricted free agent Jeremy Reaves.


Whereas persevering with to pursue a commerce for Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets secured one in every of his longtime large receivers, Allen Lazard. The Jets and Lazard agreed to phrases on a four-year, $44 million contract, a supply instructed ESPN, confirming a report by theScore.com.


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to phrases on a one-year cope with operating again Rashaad Penny, a league supply instructed ESPN, confirming a number of studies.

Miles Sanders has been the lead again in Philadelphia for the previous 4 seasons, posting 3,708 dashing yards and 20 touchdowns over that stretch. Sanders is a free agent and signaled his time with the Eagles might be coming to an finish, tweeting Tuesday afternoon: “To the town of Philadelphia: thanks from the underside of my coronary heart.”


The Carolina Panthers are releasing guard Pat Elflein, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The transfer saves the group round $4.8 million on the cap.


The Los Angeles Chargers have reached a three-year cope with proper deal with Trey Pipkins III, per ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry. Pipkins was a high precedence for the Chargers.


The Houston Texans agreed to a one-year cope with edge rusher Derek Rivers, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. He is a 2017 third-round choose again for a 3rd season with Houston.


The Tennessee Titans are anticipated to signal San Francisco 49ers free agent linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, a supply instructed ESPN’s Dianna Russini. After going undrafted in 2019, Al-Shaair earned a roster spot with the 49ers based mostly on his particular groups play. It did not take him lengthy to garner an expanded position, nevertheless, changing into a beginning linebacker two years later. He performed the 2022 season on a $3.9 million deal.


The Cleveland Browns and linebacker Sione Takitaki agreed to phrases on a one-year deal for slightly below $2.6 million, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. He tore an ACL in December however plans to be again near the start of the 2023 season.


Offensive deal with Calvin Anderson and the New England Patriots have agreed to a two-year deal. He’ll function a swing deal with.


The Detroit Lions have agreed to carry again defensive lineman John Cominsky on a two-year deal, as confirmed by ESPN’s Eric Woodyard.


Per ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, the Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing security Damontae Kazee again on a two-year deal. Kazee missed half the 2022 season after sustaining a wrist damage within the closing preseason sport, however with two interceptions, he was productive when he was on the sector.


San Francisco 49ers free agent cornerback Emmanuel Moseley reached settlement with the Detroit Lions on a one-year, $6 million deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Moseley is the second free agent cornerback added by the Lions, following the addition of Cameron Sutton on Monday.


In at some point, the Miami Dolphins secured each of their operating backs, subsequent re-signing Jeff Wilson to a two-year deal that has a max worth of $8.2 million, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. They reached an settlement with Raheem Mostert earlier within the day.


The New York Giants are buying Darren Waller in a commerce with the Las Vegas Raiders, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Giants will ship a third-round draft choose (No. 100 total) to the Raiders for Waller, who will present quarterback Daniel Jones with a longtime veteran goal within the passing sport.


The Pittsburgh Steelers intend to signal guard Nate Herbig to a two-year deal price $8 million, with $4 million assured, ESPN’s Brooke Pryor reported.


The San Francisco 49ers are re-signing heart Jake Brendel to a four-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. A Professional Bowl alternate, Brendel additionally drew curiosity from the New York Jets, in keeping with a supply.


The New Orleans Saints, in a shock flip of occasions, will retain large receiver Michael Thomas, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The perimeters have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal that might pay Thomas as much as $15 million, the supply instructed Schefter.


Aaron Rodgers has supplied the New York Jets with a want record of free brokers he would love them to focus on and purchase, in keeping with ESPN’s Dianna Russini. That record contains tight finish Marcedes Lewis and large receivers Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Odell Beckham Jr.


The Minnesota Vikings have restructured the contract of quarterback Kirk Cousins to offer $16 million of wage cap aid in 2023, sources stated Tuesday.


The Los Angeles Chargers have granted operating again Austin Ekeler permission to hunt a commerce after the 2 sides did not make progress on a brand new contract, his agent, Cameron Weiss, instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Ekeler, 27, is coming into the ultimate season of a four-year, $24.5 million contract and is scheduled to earn $6.25 million. He requested permission Monday to talk with different groups.


Free agent tight finish Marcedes Lewis, who spent the previous 5 seasons with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, has drawn curiosity from the New York Jets, Las Vegas Raiders and others, league sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Chicago Bears formally introduced the re-signing of fullback Khari Blasingame (two-year extension) and new one-year offers for long-snapper Patrick Scales and offensive lineman Dieter Eiselen.


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who final week acquired the nonexclusive franchise tag from the group, refuted a report concerning his contract from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The report from Schefter’s podcast detailed Jackson being provided $200 million in ensures by the Ravens final yr. Jackson and Baltimore have been unable to achieve a long-term deal since he grew to become eligible for a contract extension over two years in the past.

Ravens officers have acknowledged it has been a “powerful negotiation” as a result of Jackson doesn’t have an agent and is representing himself.


The Buffalo Payments have re-signed linebacker Tyrel Dodson to a one-year contract, per ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg. Dodson was a restricted free agent and provides depth at linebacker and as a particular groups participant.


The Seattle Seahawks have now formally tendered linebacker Jon Rhattigan as an unique rights free agent, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson. An ERFA tender is a one-year deal for the minimal wage.


The New England Patriots have tendered restricted free agent defensive again Myles Bryant on the right-of-first-refusal degree, which is $2.6 million on a one-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Mike Reiss.


The Houston Texans are signing large receiver Noah Brown, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The previous Dallas Cowboys wideout stays within the state.


The Seattle Seahawks plan to launch defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The transfer saves Seattle round $4.5 million in cap house and comes at some point after the Seahawks and former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones agreed to a three-year deal reportedly price $51 million.


The New York Jets didn’t tender large receiver Jeff Smith, so he might be free to signal with any group, in keeping with ESPN’s Wealthy Cimini.


Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets are actively working to achieve an settlement with Inexperienced Bay Packers free agent WR Allen Lazard. There may be one other group concerned. Signing Lazard would reunite him with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who served because the Packers’ OC from 2019 to 2021.

Inexperienced Bay Packers veteran WR Randall Cobb can also be anticipated to be on the New York Jets‘ radar within the coming days, league sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Working again Raheem Mostert has reached settlement on a two-year deal to return to the Miami Dolphins, agent Brett Tessler instructed ESPN on Tuesday. The deal is price $7.6 million with incentives, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. After signing final yr with the Dolphins as a free agent, Mostert set profession highs in each dashing yards (891) and carries (181) whereas enjoying for first-year head coach Mike McDaniel, who was Mostert’s offensive coordinator the earlier season with the San Francisco 49ers.


Listed here are the perfect unsigned free brokers from Matt Bowen’s rating of the highest 100:

1. OT Orlando Brown Jr.
6. TE Dalton Schultz
7. CB James Bradberry
8. S C.J. Gardner-Johnson
14. LB Lavonte David


The Dallas Cowboys have stored their main tackler from 2022, security Donovan Wilson, who agreed to a three-year deal price as much as $24 million. Wilson had 108 tackles, 5 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, a fumble restoration, two pressured fumbles, an interception and two go breakups, one in every of solely two Dallas defenders to file a stat in each statistical class final season.


New England Patriots free agent large receiver Jakobi Meyers has agreed to a three-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders price $33 million, together with $21 million assured, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The transfer reunites Meyers with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, who was Meyers’ offensive coordinator with the Patriots from 2019 to ’21.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are buying and selling veteran guard Shaq Mason to the Houston Texans, in keeping with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The deal will embody the groups flipping late-round draft picks, per supply.


Professional Bowl heart Jason Kelce and the Philadelphia Eagles have reached an settlement on a one-year, $14.25 million deal, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


From ESPN New York Jets reporter Wealthy Cimini: One other participant to look at as we speak is defensive deal with Sheldon Rankins. The Jets need him again, however he has curiosity from others. The defensive deal with market was busy on Day 1.


The Minnesota Vikings are anticipated to re-sign quarterback Nick Mullens, who backed up Kirk Cousins final season, per ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The Atlanta Falcons plan to signal quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a two-year deal price as much as $20 million, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, including the previous Washington Commanders fan favourite to a quarterback room that after once more might be in transition in 2023. A supply instructed ESPN’s Michael Rothstein that Heinicke is anticipated to enter coaching camp because the backup to Desmond Ridder, who began the ultimate 4 video games of his rookie season in 2022.


Linebacker Luke Gifford has agreed to a two-year deal price as much as $5 million with the Tennessee Titans, in keeping with ESPN’s Todd Archer. Gifford led the Cowboys in special-teams tackles in 2022, and coaches believed he might deal with bigger position on protection.


This is how 5 groups created cap house via reworked contracts, from ESPN’s Subject Yates:


On Monday, the Atlanta Falcons lastly confirmed what the “subsequent part” of their rebuilding course of was going to seem like. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., via a commerce, a contract extension, some re-signings and agreeing to phrases with free brokers, the franchise spent at the least a reported $233 million in life-of-the-contract cash on six gamers.


Former Los Angeles Rams kicker Matt Homosexual plans to signal a cope with the Indianapolis Colts, in keeping with his agent, David Canter.


Edge rusher Marcus Davenport has agreed to phrases on a one-year cope with the Minnesota Vikings, sources confirmed to ESPN. He has 21.5 sacks, 60 quarterback hits and 7 pressured fumbles in 5 seasons.

Monday, March 13

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to phrases with defensive deal with Dalvin Tomlinson, per ESPN’s Jake Trotter.


The Chicago Bears have agreed to signal former Titans defensive finish DeMarcus Walker to a three-year deal price $21 million with $16 million assured, a supply confirmed to ESPN.


A supply confirms to ESPN’s Subject Yates that the New York Jets are changing $6 million of defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers‘ base wage right into a signing bonus, opening up $4.8 million in cap house.


The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to phrases with former Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss, which ESPN confirmed.


Free agent defensive deal with Dre’Mont Jones is signing a three-year, $51 million cope with the Seattle Seahawks, he instructed CBS Sports activities on Monday night time.


The Buffalo Payments have restructured the contracts of quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Von Miller to unencumber $32 million of cap house, a supply instructed ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The Houston Texans have agreed to signal former 49ers defensive again Jimmie Ward, ESPN’s DJ Bien-Aime confirmed.


The New Orleans Saints will re-sign quarterback Jameis Winston to a one-year, $4 million cope with incentives bringing the value of the deal as much as $8 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed.


The Denver Broncos will signal former Arizona Cardinals defensive finish Zach Allen to a three-year, $45.75 million cope with $32.5 million assured, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Los Angeles Chargers and former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks have agreed to phrases, Kendricks introduced on Instagram.


The Miami Dolphins will re-sign linebacker Duke Riley to a two-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Carolina Panthers will re-sign heart Bradley Bozeman via at the least the 2024 season, studies ESPN’s David Newton.


The Denver Broncos have agreed to re-sign linebacker Alex Singleton to a three-year, $18 million cope with $9 million assured, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The New York Giants are signing Indianapolis Colts ILB Bobby Okereke to a four-year, $40 million deal, a supply instructed ESPN. Okereke had 151 tackles in 2022.


The Miami Dolphins will signal former Tennessee Titans linebacker David Lengthy Jr. to a two-year, $11 million deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


The Denver Broncos have agreed to phrases with Jacksonville Jaguars TE Chris Manhertz on a two-year, $6 million cope with $3.334 million assured, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Matt Breida will return to the Giants on a one-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.


The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a cope with Eagles security Marcus Epps, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The New York Jets have re-signed kicker Greg Zuerlein, in keeping with ESPN’s Dianna Russini.


The Tennessee Titans are signing free agent left deal with Andre Dillard, a supply confirmed to ESPN’s Turron Davenport. Dillard is a former Philadelphia first-round choose.


The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a three-year cope with DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. Okoronkwo will probably exchange Jadeveon Clowney as Cleveland’s defensive finish starter reverse Myles Garrett.


Linebacker Cody Barton has agreed to a one-year cope with the Washington Commanders, a supply confirmed to ESPN.


The Detroit Lions are re-signing LB Alex Anzalone to a three-year deal, a supply confirmed to ESPN’s Eric Woodyard.


The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of WR Michael Gallup, creating roughly $7 million in cap room. With an $11 million base wage, this was at all times the design of the five-year contract he signed final yr. The group believes Gallup might be a lot improved in his second yr faraway from ACL surgical procedure.


The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed OT Brett Toth, in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The New York Jets have lower OL Dru Samia, in keeping with ESPN’s Subject Yates.


The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year cope with former Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He bolsters the 49ers’ depth at quarterback with Jimmy Garoppolo‘s exit to the Las Vegas Raiders and each Brock Purdy and Trey Lance coming back from accidents.


The Washington Commanders have claimed CB Cam Dantzler off waivers from Minnesota. He was a 2020 third-round draft choose by the Vikings.


After a flurry of wage cap-saving strikes final week, the Buccaneers are re-signing one in every of their high free brokers in cornerback Jamel Dean, who will keep in Tampa on a four-year deal price $52 million, sources instructed ESPN.


The New York Giants are signing DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Nunez-Roches, coming into his ninth season, has performed for the Chiefs and Bucs.


The Dallas Cowboys have contacted LB Bobby Wagner about their curiosity in signing him for the second time in as a few years. And the Seahawks have an interest too. A supply instructed ESPN’s Ed Werder that the Wagner determination will not be imminent as each search to find out his present worth.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached an settlement with Professional Bowl CB Patrick Peterson on a two-year deal, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Atlanta Falcons continued their free company spending spree Monday, agreeing to phrases with Cincinnati Bengals security Jessie Bates, sources instructed a number of ESPN reporters. The deal, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is for 4 years and $65.02 million, together with $23 million within the first yr and $36 million over the primary two years of the contract.


A key member of the Cincinnati Bengals‘ protection is returning for 2023. Linebacker Germaine Pratt has agreed to phrases on a three-year deal, he confirmed to the group’s web site on Monday.


The Chicago Bears agreed to signal G Nate Davis to three-year deal, sources instructed ESPN’s Courtney Cronin. Davis began 54 video games at proper guard for the Tennessee Titans over the previous 4 seasons.


The Denver Broncos are anticipated to signal backup QB Jarrett Stidham. Stidham, who spent final season with the division rival Las Vegas Raiders, is anticipated to obtain a two-year deal price $10 million, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold.


The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed defensive deal with Kevin Givens to a one-year deal {that a} supply instructed ESPN’s Nick Wagoner is price as much as $2.1 million.


The Buffalo Payments have signed Cam Lewis to a one-year deal. He was a restricted free agent. The Payments formally introduced him as a cornerback after he frolicked at security final season however primarily performed particular groups.


The Chicago Bears are giving LB Tremaine Edmunds a four-year, $72 million deal that features $50 million assured, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It’s the largest four-year contract for an inside linebacker within the NFL.


The Cleveland Browns are re-signing heart Ethan Pocic, sources instructed ESPN’s Jake Trotter.


The Washington Commanders have agreed to a cope with Chiefs OL Andrew Wylie for 3 years, $24 million, in keeping with ESPN’s John Keim.


Niners’ DT Hassan Ridgeway is anticipated to signal a one-year, $4 million deal that features $3 million absolutely assured with the Houston Texans, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


Veteran security Vonn Bell is signing with the Carolina Panthers, a supply instructed ESPN’s Fowler on Monday.

Bell, who began 48 video games for the Cincinnati Bengals over the previous three seasons, can match up towards tight ends, and he performs with a bodily demeanor within the field. He is a reliable and hard veteran security who can play top-down from split-field alignments and make performs on the ball.


Ravens TE Josh Oliver is anticipated to signal with the Minnesota Vikings, sources instructed ESPN’s Dianna Russini.


The New York Giants re-signed OL Wyatt Davis. He was set to be an unique rights free agent. Davis performed one sport for them this previous season.


The Buffalo Payments are starting to fill among the holes on the roster in free company, agreeing to phrases with former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Connor McGovern on a three-year, $23 million deal on Monday, a supply confirmed to ESPN.


Jacksonville Jaguars offensive deal with Jawaan Taylor reached settlement on a four-year, $80 million deal — together with $60 million assured — with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. Taylor, 25, confirmed marked enchancment within the 2022 season and was thought of the Jaguars’ most constant offensive lineman. That coincided with the arrival of offensive line coach Phil Rauscher.


Buffalo Payments quarterback Case Keenum plans to signal with the Houston Texans, a supply instructed ESPN, confirming a number of studies. He began his NFL profession with the Texans in 2013 and began 10 video games for the franchise between 2013 and 2014. The Texans are additionally signing linebacker Chase Winovich and operating again Mike Boone, per ESPN’s DJ Bien-Aime.


Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton plans to signal with the Detroit Lions, a supply instructed ESPN’s Eric Woodyard. Sutton agreed to a three-year contract price as much as $33 million, the supply instructed Woodyard.


The Miami Dolphins and former New York Jets quarterback Mike White have agreed to a two-year deal price as much as $16 million, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. White will again up Tua Tagovailoa, who had the fifth-year choice on his rookie deal picked up, sources instructed ESPN on Friday.


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo plans to signal with the Las Vegas Raiders, sources instructed ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter. Garoppolo agreed to a three-year, $67.5 million deal, together with $34 million assured, a supply instructed Schefter. He performed for Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels with the New England Patriots and so they now will reunite in Las Vegas.


The Carolina Panthers took their first step towards rebuilding their defensive entrance by reaching an settlement with former New Orleans Saints defensive deal with Shy Tuttle, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed Monday to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Tuttle, who grew about an hour from Charlotte in Halfway and attended North Davidson Excessive, received a three-year deal price $19.5 million, with $13 million assured.


Former New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates is signing with the Washington Commanders, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. He goes to the division rivals with an opportunity to play heart once more. Gates made the wonderful comeback from a damaged leg that occurred in Washington.


Punter Bradley Pinion is heading again to the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. The 2 sides agreed to 3 years, $8.65 million.


ESPN’s Dianna Russini is reporting that proper deal with Mike McGlinchey is anticipated to signal with the Denver Broncos.


Philadelphia Eagles defensive deal with Javon Hargrave has reached settlement on a four-year, $84 million deal that features $40 million assured at signing with the San Francisco 49ers, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Hargrave, who turned 30 in February, posted a career-high 11 sacks for the Eagles this previous season. He helped tempo a unit that generated 70 sacks total in 2022 — the third-most in NFL historical past. He added 16 quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss and a pair of fumble recoveries.


Cornerback Danny Johnson has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Washington Commanders, per ESPN’s John Keim.


The Indianapolis Colts introduced that they’ve signed defensive finish Tyquan Lewis to a contract extension.


The Atlanta Falcons are signing defensive deal with David Onyemata to a three-year deal.


The Inexperienced Bay Packers are re-signing their All-Professional kick returner Keisean Nixon, a supply instructed ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.


Philadelphia Eagles and longtime captain Jason Kelce introduced he’ll return to the group for a thirteenth season.

“I’ve put a lot thought into whether or not it is smart to play one other season,” Kelce tweeted Monday. “After speaking it over with my spouse and lots of different family and friends, I’ve determined to return for an additional yr. Thanks to all my supporters and detractors for fueling me.”


Sources with a number of groups inform ESPN’s Dan Graziano that they consider the Denver Broncos might commerce a large receiver. Denver has had talks with groups about Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler. Groups say the Broncos are asking excessive costs — not simply dumping — but it surely’s not out of the query one will get moved.


Baltimore Ravens free agent guard Ben Powers plans to signal with the Denver Broncos, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Monday.

Powers, 26, is a two-year beginning left guard who improved as a lot as anybody on the Ravens’ roster over that span. On the finish of the 2022 season, basic supervisor Eric DeCosta stated Powers had a “phenomenal” season and predicted that Powers can be wanted in free company.


The Baltimore Ravens launched six-time Professional Bowl defensive finish Calais Campbell on Monday, which allowed the group to get quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s franchise tag underneath the wage cap. The Ravens created $7 million in much-needed cap house by slicing Campbell, who had the fifth-highest cap determine ($9.44 million) on the group.


The Los Angeles Chargers are anticipated to pursue security John Johnson III, who might be launched by the Cleveland Browns this week, per supply.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are exploring commerce potentialities with guard Shaq Mason, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Mason carries a $9.6 million cap hit for the cap-strapped Bucs. A top quality guard seems able to enter the market.


ESPN’s Dianna Russini is reporting that the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos are focusing on proper deal with Mike McGlinchey.


Philadelphia Eagles free agent linebacker T.J. Edwards plans to signal with the Chicago Bears, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. Edwards, 26, signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in 2019 and exceeded expectations yr over yr throughout his 4 seasons with the group.


The New England Patriots and cornerback Jonathan Jones have agreed on a two-year deal for him to return to the group, in keeping with a supply. Jones, who turns 30 in September, crammed the sudden position of No. 1 cornerback for the Patriots in 2022. He began 16 video games, lacking one, and completed tied for the group excessive with 4 interceptions.


Los Angeles Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler is requesting permission to talk with different groups a few potential commerce after preliminary talks with the group geared toward a contract extension did not progress, his agent Cameron Weiss instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Ekeler, 27, is coming into the ultimate season of a four-year, $24.5 million contract and is scheduled to earn $6.25 million.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have proven curiosity in free agent quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini.


Buffalo Payments operating again Nyheim Hines‘ cap hit of $4.79 million in 2023 might be diminished to $3.5 million, per ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg, saving the group about $1.3 million. He’ll obtain a $1 million signing bonus, unfold out over this yr and subsequent.


The NFL’s authorized tampering interval has begun, with groups permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with licensed brokers of unrestricted free brokers.


The Atlanta Falcons are giving Professional Bowl proper guard Chris Lindstrom a five-year extension, the franchise introduced Monday. The deal is for 5 years and $105 million, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler, making Lindstrom the NFL’s highest-paid guard and can now hold him with the membership via the 2028 season.


From ESPN’s Adam Schefter: When the negotiating window free of charge company opens in underneath an hour, the Texans and Raiders are anticipated to pursue former 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo, per league sources. Jets additionally might get in, however they’re in wait-and-see mode proper now.


Defensive finish Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans Saints are transforming his contract to save lots of the group $10 million towards this yr’s cap, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to phrases with scheduled free agent quarterback Easton Stick. He’ll return as a backup to Justin Herbert.


The New England Patriots are buying and selling tight finish Jonnu Smith to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2023 seventh-round choose, sources instructed ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. The commerce reunites Smith with coach Arthur Smith, who coached Smith with the Tennessee Titans. The commerce might be processed Wednesday, when 2023 league yr formally begins.


The Cincinnati Bengals introduced security Michael Thomas again on a one-year deal. He’s a key veteran and presence on particular groups.


From ESPN’s Rob Demovsky: We’re an hour away from the beginning of the free agent negotiating interval, and I am instructed neither the Packers nor the Jets know what Aaron Rodgers goes to do.


Per ESPN’s David Newton, the Carolina Panthers have provides out to RB D’Onta Foreman and C Bradley Bozeman. They’ve had preliminary discussions with QB Sam Darnold. Discovering a vet QB and assist at WR, as a result of DJ Moore was traded to the Chicago Bears, are priorities.


The Payments are re-signing punter Sam Martin to a three-year deal and linebacker Tyler Matakevich to a one-year deal, the group introduced.


The Detroit Lions stored Isaiah Buggs within the fold by re-signing him Monday. “We’ll construct one thing nice right here, and I need to be part of it when it occurs,” Buggs stated, including he “at all times needed to be again.”


The Cleveland Browns have restructured the record-setting contract of quarterback Deshaun Watson, clearing $36 million in cap house forward of free company, a supply instructed ESPN.

The Browns signed Watson final offseason to a brand new five-year deal price an NFL-record $230 million absolutely assured. Earlier than restructuring Watson’s deal, the Browns had been roughly $14 million over the wage cap. Now, Cleveland has cap house heading into the free company negotiating window.


From ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler: Working again Gus Edwards‘ reworked contract in Baltimore reduces his pay by about $1 million (from $4.38 million) however contains incentives to earn that cash again and extra, per supply.


The New York Giants are re-signing punter Jamie Gillan, who averaged a career-best 46.8 yards per punt in 2022. The group can also be re-signing long-snapper Casey Kreiter to a one-year deal, in keeping with sources.


The 2023 NFL free agent class is loaded, particularly at line of defense, offensive line, defensive again and operating again. We up to date our rating of the highest 100 gamers on the open market — which initially posted final week — and included a couple of late additions to the pool.


Houston Texans basic supervisor Nick Caserio is aware of issues are totally different going into the upcoming season. Heading into 12 months 3 on the job, Caserio is not fazed by the heightened strain to speed up an entire rebuild of a company that has gained simply 11 video games in his previous three seasons, and he additionally is not permitting the upper expectations to alter his strategy to how he envisions constructing his group.

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Sunday, March 12

Security Tashaun Gipson joined the San Francisco 49ers simply 20 days earlier than the beginning of the 2022 season and claimed the beginning free security job when Jimmie Ward was misplaced to a coaching camp damage. Now Gipson is about to carry it for at the least one other season after agreeing to phrases on a one-year deal price as much as $2.9 million on Sunday, a supply instructed ESPN, confirming a number of studies.


Whereas they wait on a choice from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets locked up linebacker Quincy Williams with a three-year, $18 million contract, a supply instructed ESPN on Sunday. The deal might be price as a lot as $21 million and it contains $9 million in ensures, the supply stated.


Washington Commanders defensive deal with Daron Payne has reached settlement on a four-year, $90 million deal that features $60 million assured, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday. Payne had acquired the franchise tag from the Commanders earlier than reaching settlement on his new deal.


The New York Giants are anticipated to signal large receiver Sterling Shepard to a brand new deal, sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Sunday.

Shepard has handled accidents the previous few years with the New York Giants. He tore the ACL in his left knee again in September, after tearing his Achilles the earlier season. He is additionally handled knee, concussion, ankle, quad and hamstring accidents all through his profession.


The Los Angeles Rams are buying and selling cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins for a 2023 third-round choose and tight finish Hunter Lengthy, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The commerce might be processed Wednesday, when 2023 league yr formally begins.


Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the New Orleans Saints should not anticipated to tender restricted free agent large receiver Marquez Callaway. Returning to New Orleans remains to be an choice, however he is now set to hit unrestricted free company. Callaway had 1,069 yards and 7 TDs in three years with the Saints.


The Buffalo Payments made a transfer for now and the longer term, locking down All-Professional linebacker Matt Milano with a two-year contract extension via the 2026 season, the group introduced on Sunday. The transfer additionally helps the Payments by creating roughly $6 million in cap house, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The group entered the weekend $19 million over the 2023 cap. Defensive deal with Tim Settle‘s contract was restructured to open up $600,000 house as nicely, ESPN’s Subject Yates reported.


The beginning of the authorized tampering interval means conversations between brokers and groups can start in earnest on Monday afternoon, with offers changing into official beginning on Wednesday. If historical past is any indication, the following few days might be a frenzy. ESPN’s NFL Insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler might be there each step of the best way, as weeks of buzz give solution to a extra official spherical of enterprise.


When agent Drew Rosenhaus took his annual go to to New England Patriots coaching camp in late July of 2022, checking in with coach Invoice Belichick and his varied shoppers on the group, he had a strategic determination to make with receiver Jakobi Meyers.

He might push for a contract extension. Meyers was coming off a season through which he led the group with 83 catches and had been tendered on the second-round degree as a restricted free agent ($3.9 million). He was underpaid and worthy of a bump. Or Rosenhaus might preach persistence, reminding Meyers that he was one yr away from hitting the open market, which is the perfect state of affairs for gamers to land essentially the most profitable contract in a aggressive bidding state of affairs.

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Saturday, March 11

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr is able to reinvent himself. The Saints launched Carr in a information convention that spanned 45 minutes on Saturday. Carr sat subsequent to Saints coach Dennis Allen, together with his household and the Saints entrance workplace in attendance. He talked about his nine-year tenure with the Las Vegas Raiders, how the Saints satisfied him to hitch their group and what’s subsequent.


Making ready free of charge company and the potential addition of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets created $13.1 million in wage cap room by restructuring three veteran contracts. They reworked the contracts of three gamers from their 2022 free agent class — guard Laken Tomlinson, cornerback D.J. Reed and tight finish Tyler Conklin, a supply instructed ESPN’s Subject Yates on Saturday.


The Los Angeles Chargers have solved their wage cap woes with out having to launch any formidable playmakers forward of the brand new league yr that begins on Wednesday, enabling them to maintain collectively the pillars of a roster that the group hopes can problem within the AFC West and make a deep playoff run.


For the previous two years, the Cincinnati Bengals have loved the posh of getting two of the NFL’s high younger large receivers. Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins have produced massive performs when Cincinnati wanted them. In seven playoff video games during the last two seasons, the duo has mixed for 1,045 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. However of the Bengals’ high three younger offensive gamers, Higgins is essentially the most expendable.

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Friday, March 10

A few dozen NFL groups looking for flashes of the Odell Beckham Jr. of previous attended his free-agency exercise Friday in Arizona, a supply instructed ESPN. Based on the supply, coaches and scouts from the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Buffalo Payments, New England Patriots, New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens had been among the many estimated 12-14 groups readily available to see Beckham, a three-time Professional Bowl large receiver who sat out final season whereas recovering from a torn ACL.


The Houston Texans signed large receiver Robert Woods to a two-year contract price $15.25 million, with $10 million assured. Houston might be Woods’ fourth group, as he performed for the Payments and Rams earlier than spending final season with the Tennessee Titans, the place he caught 53 passes for 527 yards and two touchdowns.


Sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Chicago Bears are buying and selling the 2023 No. 1 total choose to the Carolina Panthers for 2023 No. 9 total, 2023 No. 61 total, a 2024 first-round choose in 2024, a 2025 second-round choose and WR DJ Moore.


Bailey has been the punter for the New England Patriots for the reason that 2019 season.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have launched cornerback William Jackson III, creating $12,187,500 in cap house. The group additionally launched defensive again Carlins Platel.


The Washington Commanders announce signing of T Drew Himmelman. He signed with group final offseason and was later lower.


The Denver Broncos are releasing RB Chase Edmonds, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. His launch will save Denver $5.92 million towards its cap. Denver additionally launched cornerback Ronald Darby and guard Graham Glasgow on Friday.


The Carolina Panthers have launched LB Damien Wilson. Saves the group about $3.6 million in cap house.


The Minnesota Vikings have waived CB Cameron Dantzler Sr.. He’ll clear $2.74 million from the wage cap.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured Vita Vea‘s contract, lowering his wage cap hit for 2023 by about $9 million, per supply.


New England Patriots security Devin McCourty introduced his retirement from the NFL on Friday after 13 seasons, which included three Tremendous Bowl championships.


The Inexperienced Bay Packers have restructured left deal with David Bakhtiari‘s contract, changing $9.5 million right into a March roster bonus and $5.5 million of his 2023 base wage right into a assured signing bonus, sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


The Miami Dolphins have instructed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa that they are going to choose up his fifth-year choice. He’s assured a $23.4 million wage for 2024.


The Los Angeles Rams are planning to launch exterior linebacker Leonard Floyd on Friday, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.


The New York Jets should not tendering operating again James Robinson, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. He might be a free agent.


The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contracts of quarterback Dak Prescott and guard Zack Martin, creating almost $30 million in cap house.


The Tennessee Titans are releasing heart Ben Jones, saving the Titans $3.7 million in cap house.


Veteran defensive finish Brandon Graham has agreed to phrases on a one-year deal to stick with the Philadelphia Eagles, declining to enter free company out of loyalty to the group, he instructed ESPN on Friday. The deal is price as much as $6 million, in keeping with a supply.


The New Orleans Saints have provided quarterback Jameis Winston a restructured deal to stick with the group, sources instructed ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Friday. Winston has till Wednesday, the beginning of the brand new league yr, to simply accept the provide or he might be launched, sources stated.


The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed cornerback Darius Slay‘s agent Drew Rosenhaus to hunt a commerce, sources inform ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

Slay didn’t ask to be traded, the sources added, and the Eagles are nonetheless hopeful to discover a answer the place Slay stays an Eagle. Slay, 32, is coming into the ultimate yr of his three-year, $50 million deal. He’s slated to make a base wage of $17 million in 2023 with a cap hit of over $26 million, per Spotrac.


From ESPN’s Adam Schefter: The Miami Dolphins are changing large receiver Tyreek Hill‘s $10 million roster bonus and $16 million wage right into a $24.835 million bonus and an $1.165 million wage, saving the group about $18 million towards their wage cap, per sources.


The Minnesota Vikings will launch receiver Adam Thielen on Friday, in keeping with a supply, concluding a storied tenure for the native Minnesotan that captured the hearts of followers all through the area.

A local of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, who performed collegiately at Minnesota State, Mankato, Thielen signed with the group in 2013 after serving as a tryout participant at rookie minicamp. By the tip of the 2022 season, he had extra profession catches (534) than any participant in group historical past aside from Cris Carter and Randy Moss, each of whom are members of the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame.


From ESPN’s Dianna Russini: The New Orleans Saints are giving All-Professional Particular teamer J.T. Grey a three-year extension, per sources.


With solely days remaining earlier than free company commences, let’s discover free brokers whose reputations both over or underrate them. We’ll deal with one in every of every by place and, as at all times, we’ll rely closely on our quantitative metrics largely from ESPN and NFL Subsequent Gen Stats to assist in our participant analysis.


The Dallas Cowboys haven’t made a financially vital exterior signing in free company since signing cornerback Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50 million deal in 2012. They tried to make one a couple of years in the past in receiver Sammy Watkins, however he joined the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs as a substitute on a deal that averaged $16 million a yr. They’ve been content material to scrape round free company’s edges, getting gamers on the Cowboys’ value.

Whereas they need to keep away from megacontracts in free company, their acknowledged purpose yearly is to retain their very own with lengthy, megacontracts earlier than the participant can hit free company. Besides that is not precisely occurred these days.

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Thursday, March 9

Based on sources, Odell Beckham Jr., the No. 19 accessible free agent in ESPN’s high 100 rankings, will maintain a exercise Friday in Arizona, studies ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan. The 30-year-old Beckham missed final season after tearing his left ACL within the second quarter of Tremendous Bowl LVI whereas enjoying for the Los Angeles Rams.


The Tennessee Titans plan to launch exterior linebacker Bud Dupree initially of the brand new league yr subsequent week, sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. The transfer will save the Titans $9.35 million towards their wage cap. Dupree was set to carry a $17 million cap hit if he remained with Tennessee in 2023. As soon as Dupree’s launch turns into official, the Titans may have round $23 million in cap house initially of the free company interval.


The Seattle Seahawks releasing veteran guard Gabe Jackson creates $6.5 million in 2023 cap house, whereas leaving $4.7 million in useless cash.


The Philadelphia Eagles have launched offensive deal with Brett Toth.


Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is taking a 2023 fifth-round choose from the Texans and fining them $175,000 for what the league believes is a salary-cap violation and what Houston believes is an accounting error that dates again Deshaun Watson‘s coaching throughout COVID. The Texans consider it gave them no salary-cap benefit and so they had been merely paying $26,000 for Watson to coach at an area facility whereas theirs was closed throughout COVID.

The Texans appealed the league’s preliminary penalties, with some success. That they had the NFL’s preliminary punishment diminished from a fourth-round choose and a $250,000 fantastic to a fifth-round choose and a $175,000 fantastic.


From ESPN’s Adam Schefter: There’s an actual risk the Minnesota Vikings and Adam Thielen will half methods within the coming days, permitting the two-time Professional-Bowl large receiver to change into a free agent, per sources. The 2 sides will speak in coming days, however his time in Minnesota might be coming to an finish.


The New York Jets traded a 2024 seventh-round choose to the Ravens in trade for Chuck Clark, a longtime starter who will add expertise to the again finish of an already sturdy protection. Clark, who turns 28 on April 19, spent six years with the Ravens, the final 4 as a starter. He grew to become expendable as a result of final offseason they signed Marcus Williams as a free agent and drafted Kyle Hamilton within the first spherical.


From ESPN’s Adam Schefter: The New York Jets might be releasing large receiver Braxton Berrios initially of the league yr subsequent week, per supply. The 2 sides mentioned a restructuring of his contract however had been unable to achieve settlement. His launch will save $5 million towards Jets’ cap.


The New York Jets have gotten extra assured of their possibilities of touchdown quarterback Aaron Rodgers, sources near the state of affairs instructed ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Thursday.

The Jets’ rising optimism follows their assembly this week with the Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback. A contingent of Jets group officers — together with proprietor Woody Johnson, basic supervisor Joe Douglas, coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett — flew to California on Tuesday to meet in particular person with Rodgers, sources beforehand instructed ESPN’s Dan Graziano.


Free company is only a few days away, and the 2023 class is loaded. Who’re the high free brokers, and the place will they signal? Which groups must be watched carefully over the following few weeks? And which quarterbacks might discover a new residence? To get you prepared for all of the motion, our NFL group is right here to interrupt down all the things you’d ever need to know for free agent frenzy.

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From ESPN’s Mike Reiss: Veteran C/G James Ferentz has signed a 1-year deal to return to the New England Patriots. The deal features a base wage of $1.165 million. He appeared in 12 video games (three begins) final season. The 33-year-old supplies depth behind the beginning trio of Cole Unusual (left guard), David Andrews (heart) and Mike Onwenu (proper guard).


When Washington Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder purchased the group in 1999, he swung massive on free brokers. His first free agent class 23 years in the past included future Corridor of Famers Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith. Later, Snyder gave out the primary $100 million contract, to Albert Haynesworth in 2009. Snyder is not going to exit the NFL in the identical style, assuming the group certainly is bought this offseason, as a number of sources nonetheless consider will occur.

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Wednesday, March 8

The Arizona Cardinals have launched large receiver Chosen Robbie Anderson. This transfer will save Arizona $12 million in cap house.


The Jacksonville Jaguars have lower cornerback Shaquill Griffin in a transfer that can save the group $13.15 million.


Based on ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Dallas Cowboys are engaged on a decision to carry eight-time Professional Bowler Tyron Smith again for a thirteenth season, which might embody a reworked contract. Smith is due $13.6 million within the closing yr of his contract.


Who represents the perfect match for every group? Our mates at Soccer Outsiders counsel one essential free agent signing for all 32.


Minnesota arrived on the NFL mix on a mission, at the least when it got here to the media portion of the occasion. Past discussing the hiring of defensive coordinator Brian Flores and a number of impending wage cap cuts, the group’s leaders had been decided to specific how a lot they love receiver Justin Jefferson as negotiations for a contract extension loom.

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Tuesday, March 7

The Dolphins is not going to be pursuing Lamar Jackson or some other beginning QBs this low season, a number of group sources inform ESPN’s Jeff Darlington. As one supply stated, “Mike absolutely believes Tua is the proper match for his system.”


The New York Giants have agreed to a four-year, $160 million cope with quarterback Daniel Jones, sources instructed ESPN, and have used their nonexclusive franchise tag on star operating again Saquon Barkley.

The Giants made the strikes simply forward of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for NFL groups to make use of their franchise and transition tags.

Jones will make $82 million assured at signing as a part of the deal, which additionally contains as much as $35 million in incentives, sources instructed ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. Barkley will make make $10.091 million in 2023 underneath the nonexclusive franchise tender.


Based on ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Atlanta Falcons is not going to be pursuing QB Lamar Jackson.


Defensive finish Frank Clark, third on the record of all-time NFL postseason sack leaders, was launched by Kansas Metropolis on Tuesday.


The Atlanta Falcons should not franchise-tagging RT Kaleb McGary, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. One of many high offensive linemen accessible is about to hit free company.


The Baltimore Ravens have positioned the $32.41 million nonexclusive franchise tag on QB Lamar Jackson. He now could be free to barter with different groups, however the Ravens have the precise to match any provide sheet he indicators or take two first-round picks in return for him. The Ravens and Jackson have till July 17 to work out a long-term deal.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have launched left deal with Donovan Smith. The Bucs will save $7.95 million towards their wage cap by releasing him.


Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Miami Dolphins have knowledgeable cornerback Byron Jones that he might be launched on March 15 and may have the chance to enter free company. The Dolphins are anticipated to designate him a post-June 1 lower, saving Miami $13.6 million towards its wage cap.


The New York Jets have had conversations with the Inexperienced Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers this week concerning a possible commerce of the four-time MVP, in keeping with sources. The sources stated a few of these conversations had been anticipated to happen Tuesday, but it surely was unclear as of Tuesday morning whether or not they are going to end in a commerce.


Atlanta Falcons edge rusher Lorenzo Carter is anticipated to signal a two-year cope with the Falcons after being their best participant on the place final season, a supply confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

Monday, March 6

Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks are finalizing a three-year, $105 million contract, sources instructed ESPN on Monday. The deal contains $52 million within the first yr, sources stated.


The Las Vegas Raiders are utilizing their franchise tag on operating again Josh Jacobs. He completed the 2022 season with profession highs in dashing yards (1,653) and carries (340).


The Chiefs and defensive finish Frank Clark‘s agent Erik Burkhardt had been unable to seek out widespread floor on a reworked deal throughout a number of conversations on the mix, and the expectation now could be that Kansas Metropolis will launch him. Clark is third on the record of all-time NFL postseason sack leaders.


The Jacksonville Jaguars formally positioned their franchise tag on tight finish Evan Engram, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Engram led the group’s tight ends in yardage (766), touchdowns (4) and receptions (73).


The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs is not going to be franchise-tagging left deal with Orlando Brown Jr, a supply instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Brown is about to be a free agent.


The previous Atlanta Falcons receiver, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is again within the NFL a yr after being suspended.


The Cowboys will use the second-round tender on restricted free agent proper deal with Terence Steele ($4.3 million), as others have reported, and won’t tender RB Rico Dowdle. Dallas want to signal Steele, who’s forward of schedule on rehab from ACL/MCL accidents, per Stephen Jones, long run.


The Dallas Cowboys have positioned their franchise tag on operating again Tony Pollard. He’s assured $10.09 million for 2023 underneath the tag. Pollard suffered a excessive ankle sprain and had surgical procedure in January however is anticipated to be 100% earlier than coaching camp.


Former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is signing with the New Orleans Saints, sources instructed ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Monday. The Saints, who completed 7-10 final season, had been amongst three groups, together with the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, to have pursued Carr for a number of weeks after the Raiders allowed the veteran quarterback to speak to groups to probably facilitate a commerce.


The Rams are anticipated to launch exterior linebacker Leonard Floyd if they can’t commerce him first, league sources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Floyd has a $22 million cap hit in 2023. If the Rams lower him earlier than June 1, they will incur $19 million of useless cash in 2023 and save simply $3 million of salary-cap house.


The Minnesota Vikings launched veteran linebacker Eric Kendricks on Monday as they work to get underneath the wage cap. Kendricks, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL profession with the Vikings, who chosen him within the second spherical of the 2015 draft. Final season he began all 17 video games and completed with 137 tackles to guide the group.

Sunday, March 5

We requested ESPN NFL insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler to empty their notebooks from their week in Indianapolis. They hit the quarterback market — together with the newest on Derek Carr, Daniel Jones, Geno Smith, Lamar Jackson and Aaron Rodgers — free agent sleepers and a few draft risers.


New York Jets left deal with Duane Brown, 37, a five-time Professional Bowl choice who underwent current surgical procedure to restore a torn left rotator cuff, has determined to return for his seventeenth season, his agent, Kennard McGuire, instructed ESPN on Sunday.

High information from final week

The New England Patriots knowledgeable veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer of their intention to launch him earlier than the beginning of free company, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.


The Las Vegas Raiders are planning to make use of the franchise tag on reigning NFL dashing champion Josh Jacobs for the 2023 season, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The franchise tag for operating backs for the 2023 season will price $10.09 million.


On the finish of the season, Baltimore Ravens basic supervisor Eric DeCosta stated “it takes two to tango” when requested concerning the possibilities of getting a deal carried out with quarterback Lamar Jackson this yr. Ravens defensive finish Calais Campbell stated this week that Jackson is a prepared dance accomplice.


The Jacksonville Jaguars are anticipated to position the franchise tag on tight finish Evan Engram, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. The tight finish franchise tag is $11.345 million.


Los Angeles Chargers basic supervisor Tom Telesco on Wednesday ended hypothesis that the group might transfer on from 10-year veteran large receiver Keenan Allen this offseason.

“Keenan Allen is not going wherever,” Telesco instructed reporters on the NFL scouting mix in Indianapolis.


The Cincinnati Bengals emphatically let the remainder of the NFL know that large receiver Tee Higgins is not on the buying and selling block.

Throughout his annual session on the NFL scouting mix, group govt Duke Tobin refuted any notion that the group might be all for procuring the standout receiver this offseason. The group’s longtime director of participant personnel stated groups have not offered any provides, and in the event that they did, buying and selling Higgins wasn’t a thought.


The New York Giants are “cautiously optimistic” that they’ll attain long-term offers with quarterback Daniel Jones and operating again Saquon Barkley, who’re each set to change into free brokers and are additionally candidates for the franchise tag. Barkley’s future stays extra unsure, however Giants basic supervisor Joe Schoen reiterated Tuesday that Jones will return in some capability — whether or not underneath a brand new deal or the tag.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to launch operating again Leonard Fournette, a key contributor of their Tremendous Bowl LV victory. The transfer will occur earlier than the beginning of the brand new league yr on March 15, a supply instructed ESPN.


The Atlanta Falcons launched quarterback Marcus Mariota on Tuesday in a transfer to unencumber wage cap house and transfer on from a participant who had misplaced his beginning place.


The Washington Commanders launched quarterback Carson Wentz in a transfer that had been lengthy anticipated. The transfer saves Washington $26.176 million on the wage cap this offseason. Wentz had two years remaining on his contract however had no assured cash.





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