NFL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, trades, cuts, news and rumors for 2021

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NFL free agency has been going on for a week, and most of the top players are off the board. But one of the strangest NFL offseasons ever is just getting started. We've already seen quarterback trades and other drama around star signal-callers, and the franchise tag window has come and gone with 10 players getting tagged.

Free agency is off and running. Even before the start of the league year, news of new agreements was streaming in nonstop. Teams also are wary of the salary cap -- $182.5 million -- so there could be more cuts on the way too.

Which teams will sign the biggest free agents? Offensive tackles Mitchell Schwartz and Alejandro Villanueva are the top players available, but many elite players are already off the board. Which teams are most active in free agency? What are we hearing on the trade front?

We tracked every notable NFL free-agent agreement, trade and cut of the offseason, with the most recent moves at the top.

More coverage:
Grades for every big move
Barnwell's 10 favorite deals
Ranking the top 100 free agents
Fantasy football reaction to moves
NFL free agency landing page

March 22

Barnwell: The biggest head-scratching free-agent signings so far

Last week, we enjoyed the sunlight and talked about the best deals from the 2021 NFL free-agent period. Unfortunately, not all of the free-agent signings were as promising as those contracts. I've been monitoring every deal, and I've picked out several of my least favorite signings from the past week. In some cases, I think a team picked the wrong player. In others, I don't love the structure, max value or guarantees on a contract. I also have one in which I think a team misread the market to come.


Chiefs still have work to do on offensive line, especially at left tackle

To illustrate the scope of the rebuilding job on the offensive line, the Kansas City Chiefs in recent days have signed three free agents, including one of their own, and they are preparing for the return of two players who opted out of last season. And they still have work to do before finishing the job.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft on spending: In business to win

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whose team went on a free-agent binge that broke the NFL record for most guaranteed money spent on signings, described the aggressive approach as strategic. "It's like investing in the stock market," Kraft said, according to the "Football Morning In America" column.


Why the Broncos chose RB Mike Boone over Phillip Lindsay

The timeline for running back Phillip Lindsay and his hometown Denver Broncos is filled with odd twists and turns that inevitably resulted in his departure. Lindsay rushed for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons in 2018 and 2019. Despite that, the Broncos signed Melvin Gordon for two years and $16 million in 2020, just weeks after saying the organization would take a look at redoing a contract it said Lindsay had outplayed.

March 21

Rams find deep threat in WR DeSean Jackson

The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson on a one-year deal. Jackson fills a much-needed role as a deep-threat wide receiver on an offense that will feature quarterback Matthew Stafford next season.


Free-agent cornerback Adoree' Jackson visiting Giants


Bears, OLB Jeremiah Attaochu agree to one-year contract


2020 first-round pick OT Isaiah Wilson hits free agency


Texans shore up punting with Cameron Johnston

The Texans will have a retooled special-teams unit, with Johnston and long-snappers Jon Weeks and (for now) Anthony Kukwa. Houston's special teams ranked 21st in Football Outsiders' DVOA last season.


Texans sign WR Donte Moncrief to fill hole left by Will Fuller departure

Moncrief joins Brandin Cooks, 2020 fifth-round pick Isaiah Coulter, Chad Hansen and slot receivers Randall Cobb and Keke Coutee. Moncrief could start the season as Houston's No. 2 receiver.


Texans sign CBs Desmond King and Vernon Hargreaves for secondary depth

King is a slot corner who was named a 2018 first-team All-Pro and offers depth behind Houston's No. 1 cornerback, Bradley Roby, who will miss Week 1 of the NFL season for the final game of his suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Meanwhile, Hargreaves was a surprise starter last season, starting every game for the Texans and finishing the season with 72 tackles and one of Houston's three interceptions.


Jets sign DT Sheldon Rankins for two years, $17 million

The New York Jets added another key player on defense, agreeing Sunday to a two-year contract with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, a league source confirmed. This gives the Jets another starting-caliber player for the interior of their new 4-3 front.


Patriots' incredible spending almost matches price to buy team in 1994

When Robert Kraft purchased the New England Patriots in 1994, he paid $172 million, the highest price for a professional football team at the time.

This came to mind when looking for the best way to highlight how unprecedented the Patriots' current offseason spending spree has been. When it comes to guaranteed money, the Patriots have nearly matched the total that Kraft bought the team for 27 years ago.

Accounting for 16 of the Patriots' 19 signings and re-signings, they have guaranteed about $162.5 million. This doesn't include center Ted Karras, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, defensive tackle Montravius Adams and trade acquisition Trent Brown, as the details of their contracts are not yet known. That smashes the prior NFL record of $147.2 million, set by the 2020 Dolphins. The 2019 Jets, with $131.4 million spent, had been No. 2 prior to the Patriots' binge.


Pro Football Focus: Underrated, overrated free-agent signings

As with any free-agency period, some of these signings are being overlooked, while some are getting a bit too much praise. And given the first salary-cap decrease since 2011, some big-money contracts will face extra scrutiny in the coming weeks. With that in mind, Pro Football Focus looks at each position and highlights the most overrated and underrated signings so far. In many cases, we're using the true contract numbers and not the numbers that we're reported, which are sometimes inflated and don't always reflect the true guaranteed money.


Jets spend $75M in NFL free agency, but they still need a big draft

An early takeaway on Joe Douglas' free-agent class: This is a general manager planning to crush the 2021 NFL draft, which he believes is the most prudent way to upgrade his talent-starved roster. He needs to be right or else the misery in Gotham will continue.

While the New York Jets have signed eight players for about $75 million in guarantees, nearly $20 million more than last year's total, it hasn't been "all gas, no brakes." It certainly hasn't been (Bill) Belichickian either, not with approximately $25 million in remaining salary-cap room.

March 20

Xavier Rhodes headed back to Indy

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is headed back to the Colts on a one-year deal worth up to $6.5 million, per source. The three-time Pro Bowler played well last year with 12 pass deflections and two interceptions so Indy keeps him in the fold.


Broncos, CB Kyle Fuller agree to one-year, $9.5 million deal

Free-agent cornerback Kyle Fuller agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The Chicago Bears released Fuller shortly after the beginning of the new league year, freeing up $14 million in salary-cap space.


Giants land big WR prize

Former Detroit Lions receiver Kenny Golladay has reached an agreement with the New York Giants on a four-year, $72 million deal, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal can be worth up to $76 million and includes $40 million guaranteed, the source said.


Safety Neal, Cowboys reach 1-year deal

Safety Keanu Neal and the Dallas Cowboys have reached agreement on a one-year, $5 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.

Neal, 25, has spent all five of his seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for new Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn after being selected 17th overall in the 2016 draft.


Cooke back with Jaguars


Jets safety Marcus Maye signs franchise tender


OL Oday Aboushi headed to L.A.


Dolphins waive OT Isaiah Wilson days after trade

The Miami Dolphins waived 2020 first-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson on Saturday, just days after acquiring him in a trade with Tennessee Titans. Wilson was hours late for his physical and team onboarding process, skipped multiple optional workouts that he agreed to attend on Thursday and Friday and declined support service help that he was offered, all in his first official week with the team, sources said.


NFL free-agency grades: We've rated more than 50 deals so far

JuJu Smith-Schuster back to the Steelers. Will Fuller V to the Dolphins. Nelson Agholor to the Patriots. A.J. Green to the Cardinals. We have grades for all of those wide receiver deals, plus the other biggest signings and trades.


Measured approach to free agency all part of Colts' offseason plan

This isn't what some wanted to see from the Indianapolis Colts through the first few days of NFL free agency.

The first wave has come and gone and the Colts aren't one of the teams that have people buzzing. In fact, the opposite has happened -- nobody is talking about them. Why?


How a steak dinner turned a recruiting trip into a celebration for Bengals

Around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night, several new and current members of the Cincinnati Bengals sat down for dinner hoping to seal the next key part of the franchise's future.

They were split among three tables -- one downstairs, two upstairs -- inside Jeff Ruby's The Precinct, a fixture of Cincinnati's food scene. Among those at the downstairs table were three notable people -- quarterback Joe Burrow, coach Zac Taylor and free-agent offensive tackle Riley Reiff, who was on a recruiting visit.

March 19

Panthers to sign TE Dan Arnold


Vikings forfeit 7th-round pick for cap violation

The Minnesota Vikings are forfeiting their seventh-round pick in April's NFL draft due to a salary-cap violation, the NFL confirmed on Friday. The violation stems from a mistake made with the contract of a 2019 practice squad player. Additionally, three team executives were each fined $10,000, according to the NFL.


RB Phillip Lindsay to sign with Texans

Phillip Lindsay has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, his agent announced on Friday. The deal is worth $3.25 million with $1 million guaranteed and $500,000 in incentives, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Browns signing DT Malik Jackson


Seahawks re-sign RB Chris Carson

Running back Chris Carson is re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year, $24.625 million deal that voids after two years, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 26-year-old Carson is coming off a season in which he totaled 968 yards from scrimmage and had nine touchdowns, but an early career trend continued as he missed four games with a foot injury.


Eagles agree to terms with S Anthony Harris

The Philadelphia Eagles are signing former Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris to a one-year, $5 million contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Harris became an unrestricted free agent after the safety was unable to reach a long-term deal with the Vikings after signing his $11.441 million franchise tag last May.


Dolphins give a pair of linebackers one-year deals


Jets agree to one-year deal with TE Tyler Kroft


Bears signing CB Desmond Trufant

Cornerback Desmond Trufant is signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move comes a day after a league source confirmed the Bears were releasing two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Kyle Fuller in a move that frees up $14 million worth of salary-cap space.


Texans trade for Bengals QB Ryan Finley


JuJu spurned the Ravens to return to Pittsburgh


CB Adoree' Jackson on radar for Giants, Eagles


LB Raekwon McMillan chooses one-year deal with the Patriots


WR JuJu Smith-Schuster returning to Steelers

JuJu Smith-Schuster has agreed to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he announced on Twitter on Friday.

Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Baltimore Ravens made a hard push to sign the receiver, but Smith-Schuster wound up taking significantly less money to stay with the Steelers on a one-year deal.


Browns adding LB Anthony Walker


LB Brandon Copeland signing with Atlanta


CB Steven Nelson on the move?


Incoming RG Kevin Zeitler was given "glowing review of Ravens" by Marshal Yanda


Texans land OL Cole Toner via one-year deal


Broncos, S Justin Simmons reach new four-year deal

The Denver Broncos and franchise safety Justin Simmons have reached agreement on a four-year, $61 million deal that includes $35 million in guaranteed money, sources tell ESPN.

The contract sets a new bar for contracts for safeties in both guaranteed money and average annual value ($15.25 million), topping Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker's deal signed last year that averages $14.75 million and included $33.1 million guaranteed.


Browns bring back K Cody Parkey


Ravens talking to WR Kenny Golladay


Bengals sign OL Riley Reiff, release OT Bobby Hart and DT Geno Atkins

The Cincinnati Bengals made a big signing for their offensive line Friday but also announced they were releasing one of their all-time greats on the defensive line.

The Bengals signed offensive tackle Riley Reiff but coach Zac Taylor later announced that defensive tackle Geno Atkins was being released. Starting right tackle Bobby Hart will also be released, Taylor said.


DE Isaac Rochell headed to Indianapolis


Who is still available?

We ranked the top 25 players still on the free-agent market. The list starts with wide receiver Kenny Golladay and includes some playmaking talents who can contribute in big ways to a new team. See who still needs to be signed.


Will the Ravens land a free-agent WR for Lamar Jackson?

At a news conference a week ago, Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta was surprised that it took 25 minutes before the first question about wide receivers was asked. Now, it's everyone else who is in a state of shock. Five days into free agency, the Ravens have not signed a wide receiver for quarterback Lamar Jackson. Based on the team's limited salary cap and a dwindling free-agent pool, the chances of Baltimore signing a significant pass-catcher appear up in the air.

March 18

C David Andrews finalizing deal to return to Patriots

New England Patriots starting center David Andrews is re-signing with the Patriots, according to a source. It's a four-year deal, a source tells ESPN's Field Yates. The Patriots keep spending, retaining a key player and longtime captain, which seemed like a longer shot after they had signed Ted Karras to a 1-year deal earlier in the week.


Jets to sign S Lamarcus Joyner

On Thursday night, the New York Jets agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract with former Las Vegas Raiders defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Joyner, 30, was released March 9, two years into a four-year, $42 million contract.


Seahawks expected to re-sign C Ethan Pocic

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to re-sign starting center Ethan Pocic to a one-year deal, a source confirms to ESPN. The 25-year-old Pocic started 14 games last season, finding a home at center after playing both guard positions over his first three seasons. He ranked 16th last season in ESPN's Pass Block Win Rate as a center. The 2017 second-round pick out of LSU has made 30 starts in four seasons.


49ers sign C Alex Mack to 3-year deal

One day after the San Francisco 49ers retained their own Pro Bowl offensive lineman, they added another from the outside, signing center Alex Mack to a three-year contract. Terms of the contract were not yet available. The Mack deal had been brewing since the wee hours of Wednesday morning after left tackle Trent Williams tagged Mack in an Instagram post announcing his own re-signing with the 49ers.


Bears releasing top CB Kyle Fuller, free up $14 million in cap space

The Chicago Bears are releasing veteran cornerback Kyle Fuller in a cost-cutting move that frees up $14 million worth of salary cap space, a league source confirmed. Fuller, 29, was entering the final year of his contract and set to count $20 million against the cap. The Bears will have to eat $6 million in dead money.


CB Kevin Johnson heading to Titans


CB Desmond King joining Houston Texans on 1-year, $3.5 million deal

Cornerback Desmond King is joining the Houston Texans on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN's Adam Schefter. King, who turned 26 in December, was acquired by the Tennessee Titans from the Los Angeles Chargers last November in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick. He finished the 2020 season with 31 tackles, a sack and a quarterback hit in nine games with the Titans.


WR Breshad Perriman joins Detroit Lions, team father Brett starred for

The Detroit Lions are signing the son of one of their all-time great receivers, agreeing to terms with Breshad Perriman on a one-year, $3 million deal, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 27-year-old Perriman, the son of former Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman, was actually born during his dad's stint with Detroit.


Colts host OT Julie'n Davenport on free-agent visit


Washington signs C Tyler Larsen


Jets agree with C/G Dan Feeney


Panthers add WR David Moore


Texans announce release of TE Darren Fells, P Bryan Anger

Meanwhile, the Texans announced on Thursday that they cut tight end Darren Fells. The move saved Houston $2.3 million and the team will take on just $500,000 of dead money. Last season, Fells caught 21 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns for Houston.

The Texans also released punter Bryan Anger, who was due a base salary of $2.5 million in 2021 that was not guaranteed. Anger signed a three-year contract in December 2019.


WR Keelan Cole headed to the Jets

Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole and the New York Jets have agreed on a one-year, $5.5 million deal, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Browns signing CB Troy Hill

The Cleveland Browns are signing cornerback Troy Hill, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Hill had a breakout season for the Los Angeles Rams in 2020, starting all 16 games for the first time in his six-year career. He had three interceptions and three defensive touchdowns for the NFL's top-ranked defense.


Raiders add another RB


Patriots re-signed K Nick Folk


Lions release backup QB Chase Daniel

The Detroit Lions have released backup quarterback Chase Daniel, a year after he signed to back up Matthew Stafford with the franchise. With Detroit remaking its roster, the franchise initially tried to trade Daniel before releasing him Thursday. He now will count $3 million in dead money against this year's cap, according to Roster Management System.


DE Charles Harris joins the Lions


WR Will Fuller to sign with Miami

Former Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller has reached an agreement with the Miami Dolphins, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. Fuller, who turns 27 in April, was drafted by the Texans with the 21st overall pick in the 2016 draft and was playing on his fifth-year option before he was suspended in December for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The six-game suspension will carry over to Week 1 of the 2021 season.


Patriots sign another defender


QB Joe Flacco visiting 49ers


WR Kenny Golladay meets with Chicago


Bills ink QB Mitchell Trubisky to back up Josh Allen

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky reached a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday to serve as the backup to starter Josh Allen. Bills GM Brandon Beane said this is a "reset" for Trubisky and that he doesn't expect the former No. 2 overall pick to be a long-term option behind Allen.


TE Kyle Rudolph selects the Giants as his next team

Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph reached agreement with the New York Giants on Thursday, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Rudolph gives the Giants another playmaker at the tight end spot to pair with Evan Engram.


RB Kenyan Drake agrees to terms with the Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders are signing former Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake, his agency announced Thursday.

The deal is for two years at $11 million and worth up to $14.5 million, including $11 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Patriots agree to trade TE Ryan Izzo to Texans

The New England Patriots' unprecedented free-agent splurge at tight end has had a trickle-down effect, with the club agreeing to trade fourth-year tight end Ryan Izzo to the Houston Texans, a source confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

The Patriots are expected to receive a late-round draft choice, with NFL Network reporting it's a 2022 seventh-rounder.


TE Jared Cook lands with the Chargers on one-year deal

Tight end Jared Cook and the Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a one-year contract worth a maximum of $6 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cook will help fill a void created when Hunter Henry left the Chargers to sign with the New England Patriots.


Darius Clark signs with the Panthers


CB Rashaan Melvin off to Carolina


Dolphins find their new starting center, Matt Skura


Rams announce a one-year deal with TE Johnny Mundt


Chiefs sign TE Blake Bell


Eagles agree with DT Hassan Ridgeway


Falcons, S Erik Harris agree to terms


Cowboys have a deal with DL Carlos Watkins


Where could WR JuJu Smith-Schuster land?


Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin signs franchise tender

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin has signed his $15.9 million franchise tender for 2021, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move does not preclude the Bucs and Godwin from reaching an agreement on a long-term extension, however, which sources say is the long-term goal. They have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal, or Godwin will play under the tag for the 2021 season.


New Rams QB Matthew Stafford sports his new uniform


QB Mike Glennon to sign with Giants

The New York Giants are signing veteran quarterback Mike Glennon to serve as the backup to Daniel Jones, a source confirmed. Glennon replaces Colt McCoy, who is currently a free agent. The Giants had spoken to McCoy about a potential return after he filled in admirably during a pair of starts, including a stunning upset of the Seattle Seahawks.


Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay to hit free agency

Running back Phillip Lindsay and the Denver Broncos have "mutually agreed'' to go their separate ways. Just hours after the Broncos signed running back Mike Boone in free agency, Lindsay's representatives and the Broncos agreed the best course was for the Broncos to rescind the restricted free-agent tender and for Lindsay to become a free agent.


Patriots S Patrick Chung reverses course, announces retirement

Longtime New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, who had intended to play this season after opting out of the 2020 campaign, has reversed course and announced his retirement Thursday. Chung, 33, said on Instagram that "It's time to start a new life."


Bengals re-sign WR Mike Thomas


Patriots cut two veteran players


The best free-agent signings so far: Barnwell picks his favorite 10

No team has made a signing as impactful as Tom Brady this year, but I've scoured the deals handed out on the first few days of free agency to find my favorites. I'm looking at these deals from the team's perspective, so I'm trying to find contracts in which a player can outplay what he's expected to earn over the next several years.

March 17

Bengals agree to terms with DT Larry Ogunjobi

The Cincinnati Bengals and defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi have agreed to terms on a deal, according to a source. Ogunjobi, 26, started all but two games for the Cleveland Browns over the past three seasons, compiling 13.5 sacks -- but only 2.5 in 2020.


Lions sign QB Tim Boyle


DE Ifeadi Odenigbo signs with Giants


Patriots reuniting with LB Kyle Van Noy

The New England Patriots have reunited with former linebacker Kyle Van Noy, the veteran confirmed on social media Wednesday night. The Miami Dolphins released Van Noy in March, just one season after signing him to a four-year, $51 million contract. The team tried unsuccessfully to trade the linebacker before releasing him.


Buccaneers re-sign K Ryan Succop to three-year deal

After one of the most accurate seasons in team history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and kicker Ryan Succop have agreed to terms on a new three-year contract worth $12 million, his agent, Joel Turner, told ESPN on Wednesday. The deal includes $6.25 million guaranteed, Turner said. Succop's 2021 salary cap number is expected to be $2.8 million.


WR Rashard Higgins re-signing with Browns

Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins is returning to Cleveland on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN. Higgins will make $2.38 million fully guaranteed, a source said.


CB Patrick Peterson agrees to one-year deal with Vikings

Perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson has reached an agreement on a one-year, $10 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 30-year-old Peterson leaves the Arizona Cardinals as one of the best cornerbacks in franchise history.


Raiders trading G Gabe Jackson to Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are acquiring guard Gabe Jackson from the Las Vegas Raiders for a 2021 fifth-round drat pick, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler on Wednesday. Their trade for Jackson leaves them with only three picks in this year's draft but gives them an upgrade along their offensive line, something quarterback Russell Wilson said he wanted when he publicly aired his frustrations with the organization after the season.


WR Curtis Samuel heading to Washington

Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel is signing a three-year, $34.5 million deal with the Washington Football Team, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. A second-round draft pick by the Panthers out of Ohio State in 2017, Samuel finally met expectations this past season under offensive coordinator Joe Brady, who took advantage of the speedster's ability to play receiver and running back as he did in college.


Jourdan Lewis re-signing with Cowboys


Former Rams tight end Gerald Everett signing with Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks are signing former Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett, he tweeted Wednesday. It's a one-year deal worth $7 million, with $6 million fully guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Everett will reunite with new Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, who was with the Rams for all four of Everett's NFL seasons.


Former Lions kicker Matt Prater heading to Arizona

The Arizona Cardinals signed 36-year-old kicker Matt Prater to a two-year contract. Prater, who spent the past six-plus seasons with the Detroit Lions, will replace Zane Gonzalez as Arizona's place kicker. Gonzalez became a free agent Wednesday afternoon.


Kenny Golladay pursuing potential visit with Giants


Kyle Long comes out of retirement to join Chiefs' line

Former Chicago Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, who came out of retirement this offseason, is signing a one-year deal worth up to $5 million with the Kansas City Chiefs, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Panthers add DL Haason Reddick, MLB Denzel Perryman

The Carolina Panthers improved their defense with deals for edge rusher Haason Reddick and middle linebacker Denzel Perryman. Reddick secured a one-year deal worth up to $8 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and Perryman netted a two-year contract, his agency confirmed.


WR Robert Foster taking his talents to (near) South Beach

The Miami Dolphins reached agreement with veteran wide receiver Robert Foster, his agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced. Foster has averaged 20.1 yards per catch in limited NFL opportunities with the Buffalo Bills and Washington Football Team, and seems set to compete for a roster spot. Foster played his last year at Alabama with Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.


Texans cut ties with OL Zach Fulton


S Deon Bush returns to the Bears on one-year deal


Colts re-signing RB Marlon Mack on one-year, $2 million deal

The Indianapolis Colts are re-signing running back Marlon Mack to a one-year, $2 million deal, a source said.

Mack, who rushed for a career-high 1,091 yards in 2019, was supposed to team up with rookie Jonathan Taylor to form a formidable one-two punch for the Colts in 2020. However, a torn Achilles ended Mack's season after Week 1.


WR Chad Beebe back to the Vikings on one-year deal


Raiders trade C Rodney Hudson to Cardinals for a swap of draft picks

The Las Vegas Raiders are trading center Rodney Hudson and a seventh-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for a third-round pick, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The team is also shopping starting guard Gabe Jackson, Schefter reports.

Hudson is the second starting offensive lineman traded by the Raiders this offseason, joining tackle Trent Brown who was dealt to the New England Patriots.


LB Jayon Brown coming back to the Titans on one-year deal

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms to re-sign with linebacker Jayon Brown, a team source confirmed to ESPN.

According to NFL Network, which first reported the news, Brown is returning on a one-year contract worth $5.25 million.


Best free agents available

As of 3:30 p.m. ET, the top 10 players still available are:


Buccaneers reach deal to bring back OG Aaron Stinnie


Bears part ways with CB Buster Skrine


Titans bring back TEs Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim

The Titans announced the signing of tight ends Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim. Firkser served primarily as a pass-catcher last season, posting 39 receptions for 387 yards and a touchdown. Swaim joined the Titans during training camp and mostly served as a blocking tight end. Both players figure into the Titans' effort to replace tight end Jonnu Smith after he signed with the New England Patriots.


Patriots extend second-round tender to CB J.C. Jackson


Cardinals finalizing a one-year deal for WR A.J. Green

Veteran receiver A.J. Green is finalizing a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals that is worth up to $8.5 million, a source told Schefter on Wednesday. The deal includes $6 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN.


Titans bring aboard long-snapper Morgan Cox


Dolphins signing DT Adam Butler to a two-year deal


C Ted Karras is signing with New England

The New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent center Ted Karras that could be worth up to $4 million, a source confirmed, which could foreshadow that starting center David Andrews won't be back with the team. The Patriots drafted Karras in the 2016 sixth round out of Illinois, and attempted to re-sign him last offseason to a multiyear deal. But Karras elected for a one-year contract in Miami, where he had a clearer path to a starting role.


Trade destinations for Eagles TE Zach Ertz

The new league year is upon us and tight end Zach Ertz is still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. That has some people scratching their heads. The sides have appeared destined for a split ever since extension talks broke down last offseason, putting strain on the relationship in the process. Here are four trade destinations that make the most sense and are worth keeping an eye on.


Dolphins add to CB depth with Justin Coleman

The Miami Dolphins are adding former Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman on a one-year deal worth up to $2.75 million, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Coleman, 27, started 16 games -- mostly in the slot -- in his two seasons with the Lions, breaking up 14 passes with one interception.


Raiders reach one-year deal with WR John Brown

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract with wide receiver John Brown, a source confirmed to ESPN. The deal is worth $3.75 million and could be worth up to $5.5 million if incentives are met, the source said.


Bucs settle franchise tag grievance with DE Shaq Barrett for $1.372 million

Not only was Buccaneers star pass-rusher Barrett awarded a new four-year contract worth up to $72 million Monday -- he was awarded a $1.372 million franchise tag settlement stemming from a grievance filed with the NFLPA last year, a source told Schefter.


Washington bringing back two veteran players


Resetting the Patriots' roster after spending spree

After a dizzying stretch of negotiating during the NFL free-agency period, the New England Patriots' roster has undergone a significant transformation. Even more change is expected. For now, here's the new-look position-by-position breakdown.


How the Saints cleared $111 million in cap space and what it means for 2022

No team was more hamstrung by the NFL's reduced salary cap than the New Orleans Saints, who began the offseason nearly $100 million over the threshold. The Saints' approach? Keep their best players and stay committed to trying to win a fifth straight NFC South championship.


Adding Taylor gives Texans 'contingency' plan for Watson-less season

On Tuesday, the Houston Texans agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal worth up to $12.5 million with Tyrod Taylor, sources told Schefter. While this doesn't mean the Texans have changed their mind about trading Deshaun Watson, who has said he won't play for them again, the move is the first step made by general manager Nick Caserio toward figuring out what life without their franchise quarterback could look like.


49ers, Trent Williams agree to deal, making him highest-paid OL in NFL history

Trent Williams and San Francisco have reached a deal, sources told ESPN. Williams' deal with the 49ers is for six years, $138 million, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. Of the $55.1 million guaranteed cash in the contract, $30.1 million comes in the form of a signing bonus.


RB Jamaal Williams says he's signing with Lions

The Detroit Lions are bringing in a new complementary back to play alongside D'Andre Swift, agreeing to terms with running back Jamaal Williams. Williams, who will turn 26 on April 3, confirmed the agreement in a tweet Tuesday night. He is likely to replace free agent Adrian Peterson, who had been Detroit's No. 2 back next to Swift last season. Detroit also has its former starting running back, Kerryon Johnson, on the roster, but Johnson had been primarily used as a third-down and pass-protection back last season.


Rams to trade DL Michael Brockers to Lions

The Los Angeles Rams are finalizing a trade to send veteran defensive lineman Michael Brockers to the Detroit Lions, a source confirmed to ESPN. NFL Network first reported the move.

This is the second trade the Rams and Lions have engaged in this offseason after the Lions hired former Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes as general manager in January.

March 16

Raiders close to re-signing Nicholas Morrow

The Las Vegas Raiders are "closing in" on re-signing unrestricted free-agent linebacker Nicholas Morrow, a league source told ESPN. Morrow, who joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2017 out of Division III Greenville University in Illinois, was the Raiders' most dependable linebacker last season, when Las Vegas brought in a pair of high-priced free agents in middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and weakside linebacker Cory Littleton.


Washington agrees to terms with CB William Jackson

Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson reached agreement with the Washington Football Team on a three-year, $42 million deal, a source told Schefter. Jackson, 28, entered 2020 with a lot to prove after the Bengals picked up his fifth-year option, and he responded by making his case for a lucrative new deal with a bounce-back season.


Bills agree to one-year deal with WR Emmanuel Sanders

The Buffalo Bills and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders reached agreement on a one-year, $6 million deal that includes another $500,000 in incentives, a source told Schefter on Tuesday. The New Orleans Saints released Sanders in March as they scrambled to get under the salary cap. He had been scheduled to make $8 million, with $2 million guaranteed, in 2021.


Bears re-sign G Germain Ifedi


Bills trading TE Lee Smith to Falcons


Seahawks closing in on deal with Poona Ford, to sign CB Ahkello Witherspoon

The Seattle Seahawks are working to finalize a two-year deal with defensive tackle Poona Ford, a source told ESPN. Ford, 25, was set to be a restricted free agent, so his new deal would be in lieu of a one-year, restricted-free-agent tender. It would put Ford on track to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2022 season, when he'll be 27.

The Seahawks also agreed to a one-year deal with former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, a source confirmed to ESPN. The agreement comes after the team lost starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin to the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier Tuesday.


Saints agree to deal with fullback Alex Armah


Ravens retain defensive end Derek Wolfe


Former Rams RB Malcolm Brown heading to Miami

The Miami Dolphins agreed to terms with former Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown, a source confirmed to ESPN.


Cardinals lock down right tackle Kelvin Beachum

The Arizona Cardinals solidified their right tackle position for the next couple of seasons by agreeing to a two-year contract with Kelvin Beachum. Beachum, 31, signed with the Cardinals last July and then went on to start all 16 games at right tackle after Marcus Gilbert opted out of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bills add punter Matt Haack


Titans agree to terms with CB Janoris Jenkins

The Tennessee Titans released cornerback Adoree' Jackson and added veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins shortly afterward. After the Titans announced the release of Jackson and right tackle Dennis Kelly, Jenkins' agent, Neil S Schwartz, announced on Twitter that his client had agreed to a contract with Tennessee.


Jaguars trade for Saints DT Malcom Brown

The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to a trade with the New Orleans Saints to acquire defensive tackle Malcom Brown for an unspecified draft pick, sources confirmed to ESPN. According to NFL Network, which first reported the news, Brown, who turned 27 last month, signed a new two-year, $11 million deal with the Jaguars that includes $8 million guaranteed.


Dolphins reach agreement with QB Jacoby Brissett on one-year deal

The Miami Dolphins have found a new backup quarterback in Jacoby Brissett, who agreed to terms on a one-year deal Tuesday, a source told

Schefter.


Jaguars agree to terms with WR Marvin Jones on two-year, $14.5 million pact

The Jacksonville Jaguars and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. have agreed to a a two-year, $14.5 million deal, including $9.2 million fully guaranteed, a source told Schefter.

In Jacksonville, Jones will be reunited with former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who holds the same position on coach Urban Meyer's staff.


QB Tyrod Taylor reaches deal with the Texans

Former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $12.5 million with the Houston Texans, sources told Schefter on Tuesday.


Bears agree to terms with QB Andy Dalton on one-year, $10 million deal

The Chicago Bears and quarterback Andy Dalton have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, with the chance to earn another $3 million in incentives, sources told Schefter.

Dalton, 33, spent 2020 with the Dallas Cowboys after a nine-year run as the Cincinnati Bengals' starter.


Falcons restructure Matt's Ryan contract to get under salary cap

The Atlanta Falcons have restructured quarterback Matt Ryan's contract to help create salary-cap space for the upcoming 2021 season.

The Falcons took $21 million of Ryan's base salary for 2021 and converted it into a signing bonus spread out over the 2021, 2022 and 2023 seasons. Doing so knocked Ryan's cap number for this season from $40,912,500 down to $26,912,500, according to Roster Management System.

This move helps get Atlanta get under the salary cap by the time the new league year begins Wednesday afternoon.


Chiefs release veteran RB Damien Williams

The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Damien Williams, one of the stars from their Super Bowl LIV win over the San Francisco 49ers, a source told ESPN's Adam Teicher.

The Chiefs last season drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round to be their featured back and he led the team in rushing, despite missing time with injuries. And on Tuesday, they re-signed his leading backup, Darrel Williams, to a one-year contract.


Steelers cut ties with veteran LB Vince Williams

The Steelers lost another starter Tuesday when they released veteran inside linebacker Vince Williams.

Williams, 31, spent the past eight seasons in Pittsburgh after being selected in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.


Titans releasing CB Adoree' Jackson, OT Dennis Kelly

The Tennessee Titans released cornerback Adoree' Jackson and right tackle Dennis Kelly on Tuesday.

Jackson's fifth-year option salary of $10.244 million for the 2021 season was set to become fully guaranteed on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET when the new league year begins.

The Titans create $3,416,666 in cap spacings by releasing Kelly. His release also results in $3,166,667 in dead money on their cap.


Packers CB Tramon Williams retires on his 38th birthday

Tramon Williams, one of the Green Bay Packers' greatest success stories, retired Tuesday. The 14-year veteran, who wore No. 38 during his 10 seasons in Green Bay, made the announcement on his 38th birthday.


WR John Ross, Giants agree on a one-year deal


Steelers OT Zach Banner announces that he is staying in Pittsburgh


Giants, DL Leonard Williams agree on a three-year, $63 million deal

The New York Giants and twice-franchised defensive lineman Leonard Williams reached agreement on a three-year, $63 million deal that includes $45 million fully guaranteed on Tuesday, sources told Schefter.

The Giants placed the franchise tag on Williams before the March 9 deadline, the second straight year that Williams was tagged. He was scheduled make approximately $19.35 million for the 2021 season on the franchise tender without an extension, which the two sides had until July 15 to agree upon.


OT Ty Nsekhe signing with Cowboys on a one-year deal


Ravens re-signing LB Chris Board


Colts placing second-round tender on WR Zach Pascal


Browns signing DE Takkarist McKinley for one year


Raiders releasing C Rodney Hudson

The Las Vegas Raiders will release three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson on Wednesday, the first day of the new league year, a source told Schefter.


CB Mike Hilton headed from Steelers to Bengals


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DL Tyson Alualu heading back to Jacksonville


TE Robert Tonyan gets second-round tender from Packers


Dallas re-signing CB C.J. Goodwin


Vikings to release DT Shamar Stephen


Jaguars signing CB Shaquill Griffin to a three-year deal

The Jacksonville Jaguars and former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin have agreed to a three-year, $44.5 million deal that includes $29 million guaranteed, a source told Schefter.


Saints coach Sean Payton expects Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill to compete for starting QB job

Saints coach Sean Payton said he expects Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill to compete for New Orleans' starting quarterback job in the wake of Drew Brees' retirement.

Payton left open the possibility that the Saints will still consider other options at the position during an interview Tuesday with The Dan Patrick Show. But when asked if the Saints are "set" at quarterback, Payton responded, "I think we are. I think we are."


Tyus Bowser re-signing in Baltimore

The Ravens are re-signing outside linebacker Tyus Bowser to a four-year, $22 million deal.


CB Chidobe Awuzie to sign with Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals and cornerback Chidobe Awuzie have agreed to terms on a three-year deal on Tuesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. Awuzie gives Cincinnati an outside cornerback to pair with Trae Waynes, who signed with Cincinnati in 2020 but missed the entire season after he suffered a pectoral injury during training camp.


Patriots also adding TE Hunter Henry

The New England Patriots are signing former Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry to a three-year, $37.5 million deal, including $25 million guaranteed, a source told Schefter.

He now joins a Patriots team that is undergoing a pass-catching overhaul. On Monday the team gave out a total of nearly $100 million worth of contracts to tight end Jonnu Smith and wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne.


Broncos to pick up option on OLB Von Miller's contract

After 135 games, 106 sacks, eight Pro Bowls and one glorious Super Bowl MVP award, linebacker Von Miller's dance-filled run with the Denver Broncos will go on for at least one more season. The Broncos elected to exercise an option clause in Miller's contract that guarantees $7 million of Miller's $17.5 million base salary for the 2021 season, sources told ESPN.


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Six of our top 10 free agents already have agreed to deals, but there are still several good players on the board, including most of the top group of receivers. Kenny Golladay, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Curtis Samuel, A.J. Green and Will Fuller V are still unsigned.


Lions releasing DT Danny Shelton


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What we think we know about new Broncos GM George Paton

All we have of new Denver Broncos general manager George Paton are a selection of video snippets: early-morning arrivals, a trip to North Dakota for Trey Lance's pro day and a stroll through the team store posted on the team's website. But with free agency set to formally begin Wednesday, Paton will give his first real glimpse, at least with the team's checkbook in hand, of how he thinks it should all fit together.


Why the Patriots are spending in free agency like never before

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was uncharacteristically active Monday, the first day he could negotiate with free agents from other teams. In a reflection of how out of character it is, consider this: The Patriots spent $51 million in bonuses and guarantees on free agents over the prior three offseasons combined. As for the sudden change, there are a couple of different ways to look at it.

March 15

Washington to sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has reached an agreement with the Washington Football Team on a one-year deal worth $10 million that could grow to $12 million with incentives, a source told Schefter on Monday. Fitzpatrick is expected to head to camp as the starter, with competition from Taylor Heinicke, the source said.


Vikings agree to terms with DT Dalvin Tomlinson

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a deal with former New York Giants defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson, his agency confirmed on Twitter. Tomlinson, who turned 27 in February, was a stalwart in the middle of the defensive line for the Giants this past season, finishing with 49 tackles (8 for loss), 3.5 sacks and 10 quarterback hits. He also batted down a team-high four passes at the line of scrimmage, and his 5.1% run-stuff rate was third best among interior linemen, according to NextGen Stats.

The Vikings also signed former Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Nick Vigil to a one-year deal that includes $1.35 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN's Courtney Cronin.


Bengals agree to 4-year deal with DE Trey Hendrickson

The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with defensive end Trey Hendrickson, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Monday. The deal with Hendrickson, the former New Orleans Saints standout, includes $32 million over the first two years, the source said.


Texans agree to 2-year deal with LB Kevin Pierre-Louis


Broncos decline option of S Kareem Jackson


Jets agree to deal with DE Carl Lawson

The Jets agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with defensive end Carl Lawson, a source told ESPN. The deal includes $30 million guaranteed.


QB Jameis Winston re-signs with Saints on one-year deal

Quarterback Jameis Winston reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $12 million with the New Orleans Saints, a league source told Schefter. The former No. 1 overall draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner turned 27 in January. He spent his first five seasons as a starter with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before signing a one-year deal to be a backup with New Orleans last year.


Titans agree to deal with OLB Bud Dupree

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a deal with linebacker Bud Dupree, the former Steeler told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Monday. The deal will pay Dupree more than $16 million per year.


CB Michael Davis re-signs with Chargers for three years


RB Devontae Booker signs 2-year deal with Giants


Titans agree to deal with DL Denico Autry

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a deal with former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Denico Autry, a source confirmed to ESPN's Turron Davenport on Monday.


Former Titans WR Corey Davis gets $27 million guaranteed from Jets

Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis reached agreement on a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Jets, sources told Schefter on Monday. The deal includes $27 million guaranteed, sources said.


Urban Meyer nabs former Buckeye RB Carlos Hyde


Jaguars add WR Phillip Dorsett


Gronk and Brady will do it again in Tampa

The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to get the band back together. The latest to rejoin: Rob Gronkowski.

The star tight end and the Bucs have agreed to a one-year deal worth $10 million, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Schefter on Monday.


Broncos bringing in DB Ronald Darby on three-year deal

The Broncos agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract that includes $19.5 million guaranteed with cornerback Ronald Darby, a source told Schefter. Darby, who turned 27 in January, signed a one-year deal worth $4 million to play for Washington last season. He started all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his six-year career.


LB Joe Thomas heading to Texans


OLB Leonard Floyd gets a four-year deal from Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are re-signing linebacker Leonard Floyd to a four-year contract, the team announced Monday. The deal is worth $64 million, a source told Schefter.

Floyd is coming off a career-best season with the Rams, starting all 16 games at outside linebacker while recording a career-high 10.5 sacks, 55 tackles and 19 quarterback hits on the NFL's top-ranked defense.


Patriots bringing in WR Nelson Agholor

The New England Patriots are giving former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor a two-year, $26 million deal, a source told Schefter.


Raiders add DE Yannick Ngakoue

The Las Vegas Raiders and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue have agreed to a two-year, $26 million deal, a source told Schefter on Monday. The deal includes $22 million guaranteed, a source said.

Ngakoue, who turns 26 on March 31, is a highly regarded disruptive pass-rusher who had a hectic 2020 season, receiving the franchise tag from the Jacksonville Jaguars after contract talks broke down before getting traded to the Minnesota Vikings and, later, the Baltimore Ravens.


Former Patriots S Terrence Brooks headed to the Texans on one-year, $2 million deal


Saints agree to terms with OT James Hurst on three-year, $9 million deal


Broncos to re-sign DT Shelby Harris to three-year contract

The Denver Broncos are re-signing defensive tackle Shelby Harris to a three-year deal worth as much as $27 million, sources told ESPN.

Harris has effectively carved out a significant place in the Broncos' defense over the past four seasons, but especially in the past two since coach Vic Fangio's arrival. Harris became the team's most consistent presence up front and tied for the league lead this past season when he knocked down seven passes.


Chargers land C Corey Linsley with five-year deal

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a five-year contract with free agent center Corey Linsley, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The deal is worth $62.5 million with $17 million fully guaranteed at signing, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Linsley earned first-team All-Pro honors for this past season, becoming the first Green Bay Packers center to do so since Jim Ringo in 1963.


CB Cam Sutton returns to the Steelers via two-year, $9 million deal

The Steelers signed cornerback Cameron Sutton to a two-year, $9 million contract, a league source told ESPN. Sutton, 26, was drafted by the Steelers out of Tennessee in the third round of the 2017 draft and was set to hit free agency.


Former Cowboys DT Maliek Collins stays in Texas, agrees to one-year pact with Houston


49ers agree to two-year deal with DE/OLB Samson Ebukam

Former Los Angeles Rams DE Samson Ebukam has agreed to a two-year, $12 million pact with the San Francisco 49ers, a source told ESPN's Nick Wagoner.


DL Deatrich Wise agrees to return to the Patriots

The New England Patriots continue to be busy on Monday, coming to an agreement with Deatrich Wise Jr. on a return to the team for the defensive lineman.


Lions bring back LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin on one-year deal

The Lions re-signed linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin to a one-year deal, a source told ESPN's Michael Rothstein. Reeves-Maybin had been one of the team's top special-teams players since being selected in the fourth round of the 2017 draft out of Tennessee.


Jaguars begin to tackle defensive line needs, securing three-year deal with Roy Robertson-Harris

The Jacksonville Jaguars' first step in addressing their defensive line issues began with agreeing to terms on a three-year contract with former Chicago Bears tackle Roy Robertson-Harris on Monday.

A league source confirmed to ESPN that the sides agreed to a three-year deal worth $24.4 million with $14 million guaranteed.


Browns boost secondary by adding S John Johnson III

The Cleveland Browns are signing former Los Angeles Rams safety John Johnson III to a three-year contract. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $33.75 million with $24 million guaranteed.

Johnson will fill a major hole in the Browns defense at safety, where Cleveland juggled several players in and out of the lineup last season.


Lions cut OL Joe Dahl


Chiefs reach agreement with former Patriots OL Joe Thuney on five-year, $80 million deal

The Kansas City Chiefs and free agent offensive lineman Joe Thuney have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.

Thuney, the previous standout for the New England Patriots, gives the Chiefs' O-line an immediate boost in the wake of the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February's Super Bowl.


Jets agree to terms with former Lions LB Jarrad Davis via one-year, $7 million pact


Patriots continue to spend, agreeing with DB Jalen Mills on a four-year, $24 million deal

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills has agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal, with $9 million guaranteed, sources have told ESPN's Adam Schefter.


LB Matthew Judon reached agreement with Pats on a four-year, $56 million deal

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon has reached an agreement with the New England Patriots on a four-year, $56 million deal, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal includes $32 million guaranteed.


49ers are re-signing CB Jason Verrett

Cornerback Jason Verrett is re-signing with the San Francisco 49ers, general manager John Lynch announced Monday. A league source told ESPN's Nick Wagoner that Verrett received a one-year, $5.5 million deal with incentives.


WR Andre Roberts, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill set to join Texans


Steelers extend vice president and GM Kevin Colbert

Kevin Colbert will remain the Pittsburgh Steelers general manager for at least one more season. Colbert, 64, agreed to a one-year extension that keeps him with the team through the 2022 NFL draft.

Colbert, who enters his 11th season as general manager and 22nd with the organization, has been working on year-to-year deals since the end of the 2019 season. His previous contract, agreed to after the 2020 season, kept him with the team through the 2021 draft.


NT Davon Godchaux, Patriots agree on a two-year deal

The Patriots also agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $16 million that includes $9 million fully guaranteed with former Miami Dolphins nose tackle Davon Godchaux, Rosenhaus told Schefter.


Patriots, TE Jonnu Smith agree to a four-year, $50 deal

Former Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith reached agreement with the New England Patriots on a four-year, $50 million deal that includes $31.25 million fully guaranteed, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Lions, DE Romeo Okwara agree to 3-year, $39M contract

Romeo Okwara is staying in Detroit Lions after his breakout 2020 season, agreeing to a three-year deal worth $39 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Okwara will get $25 million when he officially signs the contract, a massive payday for a player the Lions claimed off the waiver wire after roster cutdowns in 2018 from the New York Giants.


OL Pat Elflein heading to Carolina


DE Shaq Barrett returning to Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Shaquil Barrett have agreed to a four-year deal worth up $72 million that keeps the star pass-rusher with the reigning Super Bowl champions, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter.


OLB Markus Golden staying in Arizona


G Kevin Zeitler to sign with Ravens

Former New York Giants guard Kevin Zeitler has reached an agreement on a three-year, $22.5 million deal, including $16 million guaranteed, with the Baltimore Ravens, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Giants released Zeitler in March in a move that cleared $12 million in salary-cap space.


G Andrew Norwell restructures contract with Jacksonville

March 14

49ers re-sign FB Kyle Juszczyk to 5-year, $27 million deal

The San Francisco 49ers are re-signing fullback Kyle Juszczyk to a five-year, $27 million deal that includes $10 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Juszczyk, 29, was one of the 49ers' first free-agent signings after coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch took over in 2017. At the time, San Francisco outbid a handful of other suitors, making Juszczyk the highest-paid fullback in league history.


Saints QB Drew Brees announces retirement

One of the most prolific and powerful careers in NFL history has come to an end as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced Sunday on Instagram he has decided to retire after 20 seasons. Brees, 42, retires as the NFL's all-time leader in career passing yards (80,358) and ranks second all time in touchdown passes (571) and completion percentage (67.7%).


G Jon Feliciano signs extension with Bills


Packers re-signing RB Aaron Jones

Running back Aaron Jones has reached an agreement with the Green Bay Packers on a four-year deal worth $48 million, including a $13 million signing bonus, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Packers decided not to use their franchise tag on Jones before the deadline to do so last Tuesday and instead continued talks on a long-term contract.


Patriots trading OT Marcus Cannon to Texans

The New England Patriots have agreed to trade longtime right tackle Marcus Cannon to the Houston Texans in a deal that involves a swap of middle- to late-round draft picks, sources told ESPN. Cannon had opted out of the 2020 season, and sources said a catalyst for the trade was that he had not reported to the Patriots for a physical and workout -- due to COVID-19 considerations -- with the team's other players who opted out.


Texans trading LB Benardrick McKinney to Dolphins for LB Shaq Lawson

The Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans have agreed to a swap of starting linebackers, with Miami sending Shaq Lawson to Houston and receiving Benardrick McKinney in return, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The teams also are swapping late-round picks in the deal. Miami is sending out a 2021 sixth-round pick and receiving back a 2021 seventh-round pick, sources told ESPN.


DE Mario Edwards Jr. finalizing 3-year, $11.5M deal with Bears

The Chicago Bears and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. are finalizing a three-year, $11.5 million deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Edwards, 27, had a career-high four sacks in 15 games for the Bears last season.


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March 13

OT Nate Solder expected back with Giants on reworked deal

Offensive tackle Nate Solder is expected to return to the New York Giants on a reworked deal, a source told ESPN, with financial details still to be finalized. Solder, who opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns for his family, was scheduled to make $10 million in 2021, while costing $16.5 million against the salary cap this season.


Chargers release CB Casey Hayward Jr.

Casey Hayward Jr. was released by the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. The cornerback spent five seasons with the franchise after signing as a free agent in 2016. Hayward, who was a team captain, played in 14 games with 13 starts last season, registering an interception and eight passes defensed.

March 12

LB Preston Smith returns to Packers after cap reduction


49ers, CB Emmanuel Moseley reach two-year deal

With free agency approaching, the San Francisco 49ers' top cornerbacks were all slated for some form of free agency. On Friday, that number dwindled to three as the Niners struck a deal with Emmanuel Moseley. Moseley agreed to a two-year contract worth up to $10.1 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. That means Moseley, who was slated to be a restricted free agent, will not have to go through the tender offer process and is signed for the next two seasons.


Chargers release OL Trai Turner one year after trade

The Los Angeles Chargers have released offensive guard Trai Turner, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Turner was released after the Chargers first attempted to trade him. He was acquired by the Chargers during the 2020 offseason in a trade that sent veteran offensive tackle Russell Okung to the Carolina Panthers.


Chiefs to restructure QB Patrick Mahomes' contract

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to restructure quarterback Patrick Mahomes' contract to provide some cap relief, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team is expected to convert Mahomes' $21.7 million roster bonus to a signing bonus in the coming days, which would save the Chiefs $17 million against the cap, sources said.


Bills agree to three-year extension with RT Daryl Williams

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with starting right tackle Daryl Williams, according to a source. The deal is worth $28.2 million, with $14 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network.


Steelers re-signing veteran OL B.J. Finney

The Pittsburgh Steelers are fortifying their offensive line with a familiar face. Veteran lineman B.J. Finney is signing a contract with the Steelers, a league source told ESPN.


Cardinals re-signing CB Robert Alford


LB Christian Kirksey signing one-year deal with Texans


QB Tom Brady gets four-year extension with Buccaneers, saves cap space

Tom Brady reached agreement with the Buccaneers today on a four-year contract extension that voids to a one-year extension, locking him in with Tampa Bay through the 2022 season, sources tell ESPN. The extension saves the Buccaneers $19 million against the cap this year, per sources. The additional voidable years are there to defray the cost.


Saints plan to release LB Kwon Alexander

The New Orleans Saints plan to release linebacker Kwon Alexander, a source confirmed, as they continue to chip away at their massive salary-cap deficit. Alexander's release is not surprising since he tore his Achilles in Week 16 and was due $13.4 million this season. But it's not out of the question that the two sides could consider a reunion when he gets healthy.


QB Cam Newton returning to Patriots on 1-year deal

Cam Newton is re-signing with the Patriots on a one-year deal, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The contract is worth close to $14 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Newton, who will turn 32 in May, hoped to return to New England after signing a modest one-year deal with them in 2020. On the "I Am Athlete" podcast in late February, he said he would be open to another one-year deal in New England.


Ravens re-sign veteran OLB Pernell McPhee

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The return of McPhee provides some stability to the Ravens' pass rush. McPhee was one of four Baltimore outside linebackers set to become unrestricted free agents who could begin to talk to other teams starting Monday.

March 11

Bears agree to three-year deal with K Cairo Santos

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year contract extension with place kicker Cairo Santos worth up to $11 million, according to a source. Santos set a franchise record by connecting on 27 consecutive field goals in 2020, and finished the year 30-of-32.


Falcons re-sign kicker Younghoe Koo after Pro Bowl season

The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed placekicker Younghoe Koo and three other exclusive rights free agents. The Falcons also announced they have re-signed cornerback Tyler Hall, wide receiver Christian Blake and defensive end Jacob Tuioti-Mariner. Koo earned Pro Bowl honors after making 37 of 39 field-goal attempts, including each of his eight kicks from 50 yards or longer.


Bills, LB Matt Milano agree on 4-year $44 million extension

The Buffalo Bills and linebacker Matt Milano have agreed to a four-year contract, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, keeping the unrestricted free agent in Buffalo through at least the 2024 season. The deal is reportedly worth $44 million with $24 million guaranteed.


Texans reach one-year deal with RB Mark Ingram

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II has reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $3 million with the Houston Texans, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ingram will join a Texans backfield led by starter David Johnson, who agreed to a restructured contract to remain with the team.


Lions plan to release slot CB Justin Coleman, TE Jesse James

The Detroit Lions have informed slot cornerback Justin Coleman he will be released by the franchise, a source confirmed to ESPN. Coleman is the second Detroit defensive back to learn of his pending release this offseason, joining Desmond Trufant. Coleman had been scheduled to count $11.029 million against the cap in 2021 and depending how he's designated upon his release, the Lions may save up to $9 million if he's declared a post-June 1 release.

The Lions also told tight end Jesse James he would be released, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Moving on from James could save between $3.571 million and $5 million, depending how his release is designated, according to Roster Management System. He will account for $2.858 million in dead money this year.


Texans coach David Culley reaffirms commitment to Deshaun Watson: 'He is our quarterback'

Speaking for the first time since his introductory news conference, Houston Texans coach David Culley reiterated that the team is committed to quarterback Deshaun Watson. "We are very committed to Deshaun as our quarterback," Culley said. "He is our quarterback. He's the only guy we got under contract at this time, right now."


Steelers re-sign WR Ray-Ray McCloud to one-year deal

Ray-Ray McCloud's solid season with the Pittsburgh Steelers earned the wide receiver/returner a second stint with the team. The Steelers signed McCloud to a one-year deal on Thursday. McCloud had been a restricted free agent.


Texans WR Brandin Cooks restructures deal

The Texans have restructured wide receiver Brandin Cooks' contract, sources confirmed to ESPN. According to a source, the restructure voids the final season of the deal Cooks signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 2018, meaning he will now be a free agent after the 2022 season.


Kansas City releases OTs Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz

The Kansas City Chiefs released longtime starting tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz, moves that will save the team more than $18 million against its salary cap but leaves it looking to rebuild at two key spots on the offensive line. The Chiefs' most obvious candidate to start at tackle next season is Lucas Niang, who was a third-round draft pick last season. Niang didn't play last year after opting out.


Saints to release veteran CB Janoris Jenkins in latest cost-cutting move

The New Orleans Saints will release veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins in their latest move to save money against the salary cap, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The move will save the Saints $7 million against the cap, which is $182.5 million for the 2021 season -- an 8% decrease from last year.

March 10

Vikings release LT Riley Reiff, free up $11.75 million

Riley Reiff became the first domino to fall for the Minnesota Vikings this offseason and will allow the team more financial flexibility to go after unrestricted free agents. The left tackle was due a $5 million roster bonus on March 19, which was negotiated into his contract upon agreeing to a restructured deal last September. His release frees up $11.75 million in cap space to put Minnesota $8,730,584 under the cap.


Kenny Vaccaro joins Malcolm Butler as a Titans cap casualty

The Tennessee Titans released safety Kenny Vaccaro and officially announced Malcolm Butler was being released. Releasing Vaccaro saves the team $3.9 million in cap space.


Dolphins cut Kyle Van Noy after one season

The Miami Dolphins released linebacker Kyle Van Noy just one year into his four-year, $51 million contract signed last March. The team tried to trade him over the last week but was unsuccessful and decided to move on.


Giants release G Kevin Zeitler to clear salary cap space

The New York Giants released veteran guard Kevin Zeitler after two years with the team. Zeitler, 31, was the Giants' best and most consistent offensive lineman last season. But he was set to earn $12 million and count $14.5 million against the salary cap.


Panthers restructure RB Christian McCaffrey, LB Shaq Thompson deals

The Carolina Panthers restructured the deals of running back Christian McCaffrey and linebacker Shaq Thompson to clear more than $11 million in salary cap space. They saved $5.6 million in space on McCaffrey, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, by converting his 2021 base salary of just over $8 million into signing bonus.


Bills release WR John Brown, DL Quinton Jefferson

The Bills have released wide receiver John Brown as well as defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, the team announced Wednesday. Buffalo's decision to part ways with the 30-year-old receiver comes as little surprise; the Bills are $3.64 million under the NFL's $182.5 million salary cap for 2021, but releasing Brown clears $7.93 million in cap space for the upcoming season.


Saints to release WR Emmanuel Sanders

The New Orleans Saints are releasing veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders after just one season as they continue to trim their massive salary-cap deficit, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sanders, who turns 34 next week, confirmed the move in an Instagram post.


NFL salary cap set at $182.5 million, down 8%

The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed Wednesday to a salary cap of $182.5 million per team for 2021, a long-anticipated 8% decrease from last season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The drop-off will force teams to make difficult roster decisions in the coming days and weeks.

March 9

Titans releasing CB Malcolm Butler

The Tennessee Titans are releasing veteran cornerback Malcolm Butler, his agent, Derek Simpson, told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Tuesday. The seventh-year veteran would have held a $14.2 million cap number for the upcoming season. Releasing Butler clears $10.2 million in cap space.


Buccaneers bringing back LB Lavonte David on 2-year, $25M deal

Coach Bruce Arians made good on his word at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl boat parade, when he told inside linebacker Lavonte David, "Your ass ain't going nowhere." The Bucs agreed to terms with David on a two-year deal worth $25 million, with $20 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN, keeping one of the league's premier inside linebackers from hitting free agency.


Packers don't franchise RB Aaron Jones

The Green Bay Packers did not use the franchise tag to retain Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones, but they still have one more shot to retain him before he hits free agency. A source told Schefter that Green Bay is still attempting to re-sign Jones before he gets there. The team retains exclusive negotiating rights with him until Monday, when unrestricted free agents can begin talking to other teams. The tag would have cost the Packers about $8 million.


Seahawks won't franchise-tag RB Chris Carson

The Seattle Seahawks informed running back Chris Carson that they will not place their franchise tag on him, a source told Schefter. OverTheCap.com projected the franchise tag for running backs to cost just over $8 million. That was apparently too rich for the Seahawks.


Browns release DE Adrian Clayborn, save $3M in salary cap space

The Cleveland Browns have released defensive end Adrian Clayborn, a move that will save the team $3 million against the cap. Clayborn, 32, who signed a two-year deal with Cleveland last offseason, had 3.5 sacks while backing up starters Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon.


Giants tag DT Leonard Williams after working on deal

The New York Giants placed the franchise tag on defensive lineman Leonard Williams after working on a long-term deal. Both parties wanted to get something done, and the franchise tag could still act as a placeholder. Williams, 26, played on the franchise tag last season at $16.126 million. A second tag comes at the cost of 120% of last year's number, or $19.351 million.


Falcons release veteran G James Carpenter

The Atlanta Falcons have saved almost $4 million from the 2021 salary cap by cutting veteran offensive guard James Carpenter.


Vikings release veteran K Dan Bailey

The Minnesota Vikings released kicker Dan Bailey, the team announced. Bailey, 33, was at risk of becoming a salary-cap casualty this offseason after the Vikings signed kicker Greg Joseph off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad in February. With $1.8 of Bailey's $2.7 million 2021 base salary set to become guaranteed on March 19, the Vikings released the kicker to yield $1.7 million in salary-cap savings.


Saints use franchise tag on S Marcus Williams

The New Orleans Saints placed the franchise tag on safety Marcus Williams, the team announced. The only thing surprising about the Saints using their franchise tag on Williams is that it reduces their salary-cap flexibility -- and they were already about $50 million over the projected cap to start this week. But the Saints made it a priority to keep Williams, and the franchise tag cost for safeties is much cheaper than other positions.


Bears franchise-tag star WR Allen Robinson

The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson, the team announced. The Bears and Robinson's agent failed to reach an agreement on a long-term deal during last season, forcing Chicago to apply the tag or risk losing Robinson -- the club's top receiver the past three years -- in free agency.


Former Bears OL Kyle Long to unretire

Former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long plans to unretire and play in the NFL in 2021, ESPN confirmed. Long announced in January 2020 that he would retire after seven NFL seasons, all in Chicago.


Lions don't use franchise tag on WR Kenny Golladay

The Detroit Lions did not use their franchise tag on wide receiver Kenny Golladay, clearing the way for him to enter free agency. Golladay heading to the open market means the Lions probably will overhaul their receiver corps completely. Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola and Jamal Agnew are also scheduled to be free agents, taking the majority of the team's receiver reps from a season ago.


Chargers tell TE Hunter Henry he won't be tagged again

The Los Angeles Chargers have informed tight end Hunter Henry that he will not receive the franchise tag for a second consecutive season, a source told Schefter. Henry, who turned 27 in December, clicked with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and had a career-best 60 receptions last season. Henry played last season on the franchise tender, making $10.6 million.


Jaguars use franchise tag on LT Cam Robinson

The Jacksonville Jaguars are using the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson, coach Urban Meyer confirmed. "[Offensive line coach] George Warhop feels very strong about his future and the development," Meyer said. "We realize that he has a great future. His ceiling is very high."


Steelers won't use franchise tag on LB Bud Dupree

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed linebacker Bud Dupree that they will not use the franchise tag on him, a league source told Schefter. Dupree, who was franchised by the Steelers last year, will now head to free agency. After posting 11.5 sacks for Pittsburgh during the 2019 season, Dupree, who turned 28 in February, was on track for another strong season in 2020 before suffering a torn ACL in Week 12.


Buccaneers use franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used the franchise tag on wide receiver Chris Godwin, the team announced. The tag will cost the Bucs roughly $16.5 million and means they won't be able to tag outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who earned $15.8 million playing under the franchise tag last year. Tagging Barrett again in 2021 would have cost the Bucs $18.96 million -- 120% of what they paid last year.


Panthers use franchise tag on RT Taylor Moton

The Carolina Panthers have used the franchise tag to lock down right tackle Taylor Moton. The offensive tackle franchise number is expected to be between $13.5 million and $14 million in 2021, and applying the tag allows Carolina to continue to negotiate a long-term deal, which was a priority heading into the offseason.


Raiders trade OT Trent Brown to Patriots

The New England Patriots will be acquiring offensive tackle Trent Brown from the Las Vegas Raiders in a trade after agreeing to a restructured one-year contract worth up to $11 million with him, sources told ESPN's Field Yates. The Patriots are sending a 2022 fifth-round pick to the Raiders in exchange for Brown and a 2022 seventh-round pick, a source told ESPN.

March 8

Seahawks release DE Carlos Dunlap, create $14.1M in cap space

The Seattle Seahawks released veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap, the team announced. The move clears $14.1 million in badly needed cap space but leaves the Seahawks without their most accomplished edge rusher and a two-time Pro Bowl selection. The team is expected to attempt to re-sign Dunlap at a discounted rate once he tests the market.


QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys reach four-year, $160 million deal, source says

The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott have agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract, including $126 million guaranteed, a source told Schefter. The deal, which is technically for six years but voids to four so as to help Dallas against the salary cap, can be worth up to $164 million, a source said. Prescott's signing bonus is $66 million, the highest in NFL history.


S Marcus Maye receives franchise tag from Jets, source says

Safety Marcus Maye, who turned 28 on Tuesday, received an early birthday present from the New York Jets: the franchise tag, a source told Schefter. Maye, poised to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time, is the first Jets player since defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson in 2016 to get the designation.


Sources: Titans shipping OT Isaiah Wilson to Dolphins

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to trade offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, their first-round pick last year, to the Miami Dolphins, sources told ESPN. The Titans will send a seventh-round pick in 2022 and Wilson to Miami for a 2021 seventh-rounder to complete the deal, sources said.


Washington places franchise tag on Brandon Scherff

Washington has placed the franchise tag on right guard Brandon Scherff for a second consecutive year, the team announced. Scherff will receive $18.03 million in the 2021 season -- a 20% increase over last season. But Washington still hopes to sign him to a long-term deal. It has until July 15 to do so.

March 5

Texans sign ex-Seahawks C Justin Britt to one-year deal

The Houston Texans have signed former Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million, a source told Schefter. Britt, who did not play during the 2020 season after Seattle released him in April, indicated he is Houston-bound in an Instagram post.


Bengals release G B.J. Finney

The Cincinnati Bengals on Friday released guard B.J. Finney, ending a year of confusion, fear and physical limitations for the former $8 million player.


Broncos placing franchise tag on S Justin Simmons

The Denver Broncos are placing the franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons for the second consecutive season, it was announced Friday. Simmons, who was poised to become an unrestricted free agent, becomes the first player to be tagged this offseason. The Broncos now have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.


C Jason Kelce, Eagles reach new deal for 2021 season

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce announced that he will return for an 11th season and has restructured his contract for 2021. Kelce has been contemplating retirement the past several offseasons but has decided to play for at least another year even though the Eagles are going through a transition period.


Washington releases QB Alex Smith

Quarterback Alex Smith, who won the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in helping the Washington Football Team win the NFC East title, has been released by the franchise, it was announced Friday. Washington coach Ron Rivera said in a statement that the team granted Smith's request to be released after the two met this week.

March 4

Seahawks release WR Josh Gordon, TE Greg Olsen

The Seattle Seahawks on Thursday officially released wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended indefinitely, and retired tight end Greg Olsen. The moves were procedural, with Gordon having joined another league and Olsen having already announced his retirement on Jan. 24. Gordon posted on Twitter that he "personally asked" the Seahawks to be released, noting that his contract "was expired but still legally binding."


QB Ben Roethlisberger signs with Steelers for 2021 season

Ben Roethlisberger is officially back with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2021 NFL season, the team announced Thursday. The Steelers did not disclose the terms, but a source told Schefter that Roethlisberger willingly reduced his pay to $14 million from $19 million in this final year of his contract and spread the cash payment through 2022. The move lowers the team's salary-cap hit by more than $15 million.


Saints release P Thomas Morstead after 12 seasons

The New Orleans Saints have released Thomas Morstead, who has been one of the NFL's best punters over the past 12 years and was responsible for one of the most iconic moments in franchise history.


Lions tell CB Desmond Trufant he'll be released

The Detroit Lions have told cornerback Desmond Trufant that he will be released at the start of the league year, which begins on March 17, a source told Schefter. Trufant signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Lions before the 2020 season to be the team's replacement for Darius Slay, who was traded to Philadelphia. Detroit still owes Trufant $3.5 million in guaranteed money for 2021.

March 3

Giants release veteran WR Golden Tate in cost-cutting move

Wide receiver Golden Tate has been released by the New York Giants in a cost-cutting move. The move creates $6 million in cap space for the Giants, $10 million if he is designated a post-June 1 cut. Tate was to make $8.5 million and count $11 million against the salary cap in 2021.


Lions, WR Tyrell Williams reach deal

Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams has reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $6.2 million with the Detroit Lions, a source told Schefter on Wednesday. The Lions might have a revamped wide receiver corps in 2021, as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola are set to become free agents later this month.


Saints re-sign special-teams ace J.T. Gray

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a two-year deal with special-teams standout and backup safety J.T. Gray. Gray, who was named second-team All Pro in 2019, was scheduled to be a restricted free agent after originally signing as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State in 2018.

March 2

Jets release DE Henry Anderson

In a cost-cutting move, the New York Jets on Tuesday released veteran defensive end Henry Anderson, who started 24 games for them over the past three seasons. By cutting Anderson, who carried a $9.5 million cap charge, the Jets will save $8.2 million -- the amount of his non-guaranteed base salary. The remaining $1.3 million will remain as a "dead" charge.


Vikings release TE Kyle Rudolph after 10 seasons

The Minnesota Vikings have released veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph after 10 seasons, the team announced. The move saves Minnesota $5.1 million against the salary cap for 2021. Rudolph, 31, will become a free agent for the first time in his NFL career.


RB David Johnson reworks deal for 2021 with Texans, source says

The Houston Texans restructured running back David Johnson's contract, which now will be worth up to $6 million in 2021, including $4.25 million fully guaranteed at signing, a source told ESPN. Johnson might have been a salary-cap casualty if he had not restructured his contract.


LB Kyle Van Noy 'surprised' as Dolphins plan to move on

The Miami Dolphins are moving on from linebacker Kyle Van Noy just one year after he signed a four-year, $51 million deal in free agency. Van Noy released a statement Tuesday afternoon through NFL Network that he was informed of his release and was "surprised and disappointed" with the Dolphins' decision. He mentioned he gave his all to Miami in his one season there as a captain and fought through a painful hip injury.

March 1

DE J.J. Watt agrees to 2-year deal with Arizona

Free-agent pass-rusher J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed, but a source told Schefter that the deal is worth $31 million and includes $23 million guaranteed.

Feb. 26

OT Nate Solder intends to play after opting out in 2020

New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder intends to play in 2021 as long as the situation is right, he told ESPN in a phone conversation. Solder, who opted out this past season because of concerns for his family with COVID-19, has yet to have that conversation with the team about his future. He was considered a high-risk opt-out and his contract tolled. He is scheduled to make $10 million in 2021 while costing $16.5 million against the salary cap this season.

Feb. 25

QB Deshaun Watson met with Texans coach David Culley, still wants to be traded

Quarterback Deshaun Watson met with new Houston Texans coach David Culley last Friday, according to sources, and informed Culley that he has no intention of suiting up for the team again. Upset over the way the organization has operated in recent years, Watson has asked the Texans to trade him and has had very little contact with the team since the season ended.


Titans release WR Adam Humphries

The Tennessee Titans waived wide receiver Adam Humphries in a move that saves about $4.47 million in cap space, it was announced Thursday. The sixth-year receiver missed four games last season after a vicious hit by Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates in Week 8 resulted in a concussion.


Ravens OT Orlando Brown exploring trade possibility, source says

Representatives for Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown have started exploring trade possibilities as he eyes a full-time role at left tackle, a source told ESPN. The Ravens are aware of those plans, the source said, as they value the three-year starter and Pro Bowler but are open to discussions about his future.


QB Russell Wilson hasn't demanded trade from Seahawks, agent says

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade, his agent Mark Rodgers told Schefter. Rodgers said Wilson has told the Seahawks that he wants to play in Seattle, but if a trade were considered, the only teams he would go to are the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears.


Broncos release veteran DT Jurrell Casey after one season

The Denver Broncos have released defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, the team announced. Casey, 31, played in only three games before suffering a season-ending torn biceps during the Broncos' loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Casey had no guaranteed money left on his contract, which was set to run through the 2022 season. The move saves the Broncos $11.87 million against the salary cap in 2021.

Feb. 19

Eagles release veteran WR DeSean Jackson

Receiver DeSean Jackson has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced. "Looking forward to my next chapter," Jackson posted on his Instagram story before the announcement was made official. "Philadelphia it's always Love. Appreciate Everything." He played in just three games in '19 because of a core muscle injury, and he missed 11 games this past season with an injured ankle.


Panthers release three players to increase cap space to $28.5 million

The Carolina Panthers cleared $19.9 million in salary-cap space this week with the release of four players, including three on Friday. The release of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short on Wednesday and of defensive end Stephen Weatherly, safety Tre Boston and punter Michael Palardy on Friday improved the team's cap space to $28.473 million heading into the start of free agency next month. Boston's release won't be official until the league year starts March 17, with a post-June 1 designation, according to a source.

Feb. 18

Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-rounder, league sources told ESPN. The Eagles will receive the 85th overall pick in this year's draft, and the conditional second-rounder can become a first-round pick based on Wentz's playing time, according to sources. Wentz needs to play at least 75% of the Colts' offensive snaps for the 2022 conditional pick to convey to a first-rounder, according to sources. The pick also could become a first-rounder if Wentz plays at least 70% of the snaps and the Colts reach the playoffs.


Falcons release CB Ricardo Allen, LB Allen Bailey for salary-cap savings

In moves that free up $10.75 million in salary-cap space, the Atlanta Falcons have released starting cornerback Ricardo Allen and defensive end Allen Bailey. The Falcons rank near the bottom of the NFL in salary-cap space.

Feb. 16

Dolphins sign All-Pro K Jason Sanders to 5-year extension

The Miami Dolphins signed kicker Jason Sanders to a five-year extension that ties him to the franchise through the 2026 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, but a source told Schefter that the contract is worth $22 million and includes $10 million guaranteed.

Feb. 11

Raiders release WR Tyrell Williams

The Las Vegas Raiders plan to release wide receiver Tyrell Williams at the start of the new league year, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Williams missed last season because of a torn labrum in his shoulder suffered in training camp that required surgery.

Feb. 10

Broncos release CB A.J. Bouye one year after trade

The Denver Broncos have released cornerback A.J. Bouye. The move is the first of several that will have to be made at cornerback as the Broncos rebuild their depth chart at the position after a season that saw four cornerbacks finish the year on injured reserve. Bouye also missed the last four games of 2020 due to a six-game suspension for violations of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.


Washington signs QB Taylor Heinicke to 2-year deal

It took less than two games to transform quarterback Taylor Heinicke from a guy whose NFL career appeared over to signing a multiyear contract. The Washington Football Team announced Wednesday that it re-signed Heinicke to a two-year deal, which is worth up to $8.75 million, a source confirmed. Heinicke would have been a restricted free agent, but Washington had made it clear it wanted to keep him based on how he finished the season.

Jan. 31

Lions deal QB Matthew Stafford to Rams for QB Jared Goff, picks

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is heading to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for quarterback Jared Goff and a multitude of draft picks, sources told Schefter. The Lions will receive a third-round pick in 2021, a first-round pick in 2022 and a first-round pick in 2023 in what is the first exchange of former No. 1 overall picks in the common draft era (since 1967). The deal cannot be made official until the start of the new league year on March 17.