NFL free agents are flying off the board, and we're here to bring you all the updates you need. While the 2019 NFL season doesn't officially open until 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13, as of Monday, March 11, "Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2018 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 13."
Already, big names such as C.J. Mosley, Landon Collins and Kwon Alexander are locked up, kicking off things in style. Here's the latest:
Friday, March 15, 2019
12:08 p.m.: Guard John Miller is headed to the Bengals on a three-year deal, per Schefter. Miller, 25, played his entire four-year career with the Bills to this point, making 15 starts last year.
11:48 a.m.: The Broncos are re-signing tight end Jeff Heuerman for two years and $9 million, per Schefter. The 26-year-old Heuerman had the best statistical performance of his three-year career last season, catching 31 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns.
10:59 a.m.: Cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun is headed to Houston. The former Browns defensive back signed a one-year deal with the Texans, per Rapoport. Since being picked up by the Browns after going undrafted in 2016, Boddy-Calhoun has mde 22 pro starts.
10:46 a.m.: After starting all 32 games in the past two seasons, offensive lineman Josh Kline is being released by the Titans, per Paul Kuharsky.
8:19 a.m.: Another move for the Jets. They've signed kicker Chandler Catanzaro, who previously kicked for the Jets in 2017. Last season, Catanzaro bounced from the Panthers to the Buccaneers, hitting 80 percent of his field goals (16-for-20) and 86 percent of his extra points (30-for-35).
Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:13 p.m.: The Jets landed cornerback Brian Poole on a one-year deal.
6:48 p.m.: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater signed a one-year deal worth a maximum of $12.5 million with the Saints, per Schefter.
6:45 p.m.: Wide receiver Jordan Matthews is headed to the 49ers. In 2018, Matthews caught 20 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He set career bests in 2015 for the Eagles with 85 receptions for 997 yards and eight touchdowns.
6:25 p.m.: Former West Virginia Mountaineers and Chicago Bears receiver Kevin White is expected to sign with the Cardinals, per Rapoport.
6:07 p.m.: B.W. Webb is setting some kind of record here. He's signing a three-year deal with the Bengals, marking his sixth team in six years in the league.
5:39 p.m.: Former Jets defensive lineman Mike Pennel and former Broncos tight end Matt La Cosse are headed to the Patriots, per Field Yates.
5:14 p.m.: Defensive end Alex Okafor is expected to sign with the Chiefs on a three-year deal worth up to $24 million, reports Rapoport.
5:01. p.m.: The Raiders released wide receiver Jordy Nelson, per Schefter. In his lone season with the Raiders, Nelson, 33, caught 63 passes for 739 yards with three touchdowns.
4:40 p.m.: He's not coming to Pittsburgh. Golden Tate has signed with the Giants. He'll help mitigate the loss of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.
4:20 p.m.: Quarterback AJ McCarron is officially a free agent. The Raiders released him after one season with the team.
4:08 p.m.: The Patriots are signing wide receiver Bruce Ellington,who logged time for the Texans and Lions last season, to a one-year deal, per Rapoport.
3:52 p.m.: Pass-rushing specialist Everson Griffen is expected to stick with the Vikings. After facing some personal issues in 2018, Griffen made 10 starts and logged 5.5 sacks.
3:26 p.m.: A 49ers defensive back doubleheader: The team is re-signing Antone Exum to a one-year, $895,000 deal and adding former Charger Jason Verrett. Verrett will sign a one-year, $3.6 million deal.
3:18 p.m.: The Bears are locking up safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on a one-year deal, per Rapoport and Garafolo.
12:46 p.m.: From Chartiers Valley to California University of PA to... Cleveland. Center Eric Kush has signed with the Browns.
10:02 a.m.: With Le'Veon Bell coming to town, the Jets released running back Isaiah Crowell. While many expected this, I'd like to formally point out Crowell had 685 rushing yards and six touchdowns last season while Bell had zero and zero. Stats don't lie, after all.
9:00 a.m.: L.J. Fort is an Eagle. Per multiple reports, the former Steelers linebacker signed a three-year deal that can pay up to $10 million with incentives. He will receive a $875,000 signing bonus as well as $1.9 million guaranteed money.
9:00 a.m.: The Steelers are re-signing Eli Rogers. More on that here.
3:04 a.m.: Linebacker K.J. Wright is returning to the Seahawks, per Gregg Bell. The 29-year-old Wright injured his knee last preseason and played just five games in 2018 as a result. Prior to that, however, he made the Pro Bowl in 2016 and has represented a vital piece of the Seahawks' defense since he was drafted in 2011.
12:11 a.m.: Welcome to Pittsburgh, Donte Moncrief. We have all the details on that signing right here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
9: 34 p.m.: The Patriots are re-signing receiver Phillip Dorsett on a one-year deal. In 2018, Dorsett had 32 catches for 290 yards and three touchdowns.
8:00 p.m.: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has been released. With Nick Foles coming to town couples with Bortles' disappointing 2018 season, this is an unsurprising but significant move.
7:20 p.m.: The Bills remain active, signing receiver/returner Andre Roberts.
7:14 p.m.: Tight end Mercedes Lewis will remain a Packer for next year. The team is re-signing him to a one-year deal, per Schefter.
6:42 p.m.: Defensive back Jimmie Ward is staying with the 49ers on a one-year, $5 million deal, per Rapoport.
5:54 p.m.: Running back Tevin Coleman is headed to the 49ers on a two-year deal worth a max of $10 million, per Schefter. A dual threat, Coleman posted 800 rushing yards to go along with 32 receptions and 276 receiving yards and nine combined touchdowns in 2018 for the Falcons.
5:31 p.m.: Linebacker Mychal Kendricks agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to stay with Seahawks, per Garafolo.
3:53 p.m.: The Chargers re-signed defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, a 12-year vet who spent his last two seasons with the team.
3:20 p.m.: Right tackle Daryl Williams is sticking with the Panthers on a one-year deal worth $7 million. At 26 years old, Wiliams boasts plenty of talent and potential, but he missed the 2018 campaign after dislocating his kneecap and tearing his MCL in the summer. Despite the injury, Williams suited up for week one and got the start but could not finish the game. He was placed in injured reserve shortly thereafter.
3:14 p.m.: The Chiefs released safety Eric Berry. After signing Tyrann Mathieu, this one felt inevitable. According to Schefter, had Berry been on the Chiefs roster Friday, $7.25 million of his salary would have become fully guaranteed. Instead, the 30-year-old, five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro safety finds himself looking for work.
2:57 p.m.: The Bears signed offensive lineman Ted Larsen to a one-year deal. Last year, Larsen, 31, made 13 starts for the Dolphins at left guard.
2:01 p.m.: Cross Tyrell Williams off the list of potential Steelers. He's signing with Oakland to play opposite Mr. Big Chest. Per Schefter.
1:48 p.m.: Running back Adrian Peterson is headed back to the Redskins on a two-year deal worth $8 million. In 2019, Peterson and Anthony Chickillo are making the same money. Neat.
1:48 p.m.: PK Jason Myers is signing with the Seahawks for four years at up to $16 million overall.
1:46 p.m.: The Patriots are re-signing linebacker John Simon.
1:39 p.m.: Cornerback Pierre Desir is re-signing with the Colts on a three-year deal.
12:51 p.m.: The Chargers are signing Tyrod Taylor to a two-year contract, per Rapoport.
12:28 p.m.: The Jaguars have closed in on a three-year deal worth $15 million to keep AJ Cann in town. He started 15 games for the team last season.
12:28 p.m.: Now the Ravens have signed, as expected, Mark Ingram to a three-year, $15-million deal. He's 29, but still solid. Per Schefter.
12:16 p.m.: Well, now we know where Earl Thomas wound up. Per Schefter, he's signing a 4-year, $55 million deal that includes $32 million fully guaranteed at signing with the Ravens. The deal includes $22 million in first nine months. Wonder if that's why the Browns jumped in, to drive the price of Thomas up. The deal averages $13 million per year over the first three years.
11:25 a.m.: Garafolo reports the Browns will not be signing Earl Thomas anytime soon, if at all.
7:04 a.m.: Tight end Demetrius Harris is headed to the Browns on a two-year deal, per Schefter. Harris has played his entire five-year career to this point for the Chiefs. His best season from a receiving standpoint came in 2017, when he caught 18 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown. He won't challenge David Njoku in that regard, but he does provide additional flexibilty for an increasingly stacked Browns squad.
12:32 a.m.: Cornerback Eric Rowe is expected to sign with the Dolphins on a one-year deal worth a maximum of $3.5 million. Drafted in the second round by the Eagles in 2015, Rowe played his last three seasons in New England, starting two games in 2018.
12:20 a.m.: It's over. The great waiting game is over. Per Adam Schefter, Le'Veon Bell is headed to the Jets. We have your full details on that right here courtesy of Dale Lolley — and you'll probably enjoy them if you're a Steelers fan.
12:01 a.m.: The Buccaneers are bringing back kicker Cairo Santos and linebacker Kevin Minter, per reports.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10:44 p.m.: In comes Odell Beckham Jr., out goes Breshad Perriman. After reporting earlier the Browns would retain Perriman on a one-year deal, they've now reneged on that verbal agreement. According to Schefter, the arrival of Beckham Jr. changed the Browns' plans and Perriman will now sign an identical one-year, $4 million deal with the Buccaneers.
9:29.: Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo is sticking around. The team will re-sign him on a two-year deal worth $8 million. More details here.
7:04 p.m.: The Browns continue to add stars to their roster. The team traded a first-round pick, a third-round pick and Jabrill Peppers to the Giants in exchange for Odell Beckham, Jr.
6:21 p.m.: The Steelers made their move, signing Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson to a three-year deal. More details here.
5:45 p.m.: The Chiefs have agreed to terms with linebacker Damien Wilson.
4:32 p.m.: The Cardinals are expected to sign guard JR Sweezy, formerly of the Seahawks. Sweezy, 29, played the first four years of his career in Seattle before playing a year in Tampa Bay then coming back to Seattle for the 2018 campaign. Now, he's headed to Arizona.
4:26 p.m.: The Buccaneers release punter Bryan Anger.
4:21 p.m.: Center Matt Paradis is headed to Carolina on a three-year, $27 million deal, per Schefter. Paradis, 29, has played his entire five-year career in Denver and has started all 57 games he's been available and healthy for throughout that stretch. He fractured his fibula last season and ended the year on injured reserve.
3:56 p.m.: Hybrid linebacker/safety Deone Bucannon is sticking with Bruce Arians. The former Cardinal is expected to head to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal.
3:23 p.m.: Former first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman will stay with Browns on a one-year, $4 million deal. Last year, Perriman caught 16 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns. While he's never lived up to — or even close to — his first-round billing, the Browns clearly still view him as a threat for Baker Mayfield to utilize in 2019.
3:04 p.m.: Guard James Carpenter is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Falcons, per Schefter. After starting his career with the Seahawks, Carpenter played the last four years of his career for the Jets, where he started 58 out of 64 games.
2:57 p.m.: The Titans will sign 30-year-old tackle Rodger Saffold, who has played his entire nine-year career to this point for the Rams, to a four-year, $44 million deal with $22.5 million in guaranteed money, per Schefter.
2:47 p.m.: According to Zach Klein, the Falcons are signing former Giants guard Jamon Brown to a three-year deal. Brown played the first three years of his career with the Rams before being claimed off waivers last season by the Giants.
2:37 p.m.: Cornerback Bradley Roby is expected to sign with the Texans on a one-year, $10 million deal, according to James Palmer. The Steelers were linked to Roby, and according to Mike Klis they offered him a three-year contract, but Roby ultimately declined in favor of this "prove it" deal with the Texans.
2:37 p.m.: Safety Antoine Bethea is signing a two-year deal with the Giants. Entering his 14th year in the league, Bethea has played for the Colts, the 49ers and, most recently, the Cardinals. In 2018, Bethea started all 16 games and had four passes defended to go along with 121 tackles.
2:03 p.m.: The Bills are expected to sign offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe, according to Schefter. Drafted in 2012 by the Rams, Nsekhe, 33, made five starts each of the past two seasons for the Redskins.
12:54 p.m.: The Bills got their outside burner with John Brown earlier today, now they're adding shifty slot specialist Cole Beasley on a four-year deal worth $29 million, according to Mike Garafolo.
12:45 p.m.: WHOA! Major plot twist. Anthony Barr is not headed to the Jets after all. According to Schefter and Garafolo, the standout linebacker got cold feet and is headed back to the Vikings instead.
12:36 p.m.: The Bills finally got their receiver — and he's even named Brown! John Brown is headed to Buffalo, per Peter Schrager. The Steelers' options for a free agent wide receiver continue to dwindle.
12:23 p.m.: He hasn't lived up to the hype and potential yet, but the Dolphins are nearing a new two-year contract for wide receiver DeVante Parker, according to Tom Pelissero.
12:11 p.m.: Latavius Murray is headed to the Saints. Per Schefter, he'll get a four-year, $14.4 million deal. This also means Mark Ingram's time in New Orleans has almost certainly come to an end. Murray rushed for 578 yards and six touchdowns in six starts with the Vikings in 2018.
12:06 p.m.: Linebacker Jordan Hicks is on the move from Philadelphia to Arizona. He's expected to sign with the Cardinals on a four-year deal worth $36 million and $20 million guaranteed.
10:58 a.m.: The Packers keep making moves. They'll give offensive lineman Billy Turner a four-year, $28 million deal with a max value of $29.5 million, according to Adam Schefter. Turner began his career in Miami before being released in 2016 and picked up by the Broncos. Last season, Turner started 11 games for Denver.
10:58 a.m.: Linebacker Thomas Davis will sign with the Chargers, according to Adam Schefter. Davis, 35, has spent his entire 14-year career as a member of the Panthers, making the Pro Bowl in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and being named first-team All-Pro in 2015.
9:51 a.m.: Per ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Texans are signing safety Tashaun Gipson. In seven years with the Browns and Jaguars, Gipson, 28, has started 90 games, including all 48 during his three years in Jacksonville. In 2018, Gipson had one interception, seven passes defended and 54 combined tackles.
9:41 a.m.: Despite a more lucrative offer from the Dolphins, it looks like QB Teddy Bridgewater will re-sign with the Saints. According to Jane Slater, sources say Bridgewater "values the locker room culture and prospect of one day becoming the Saints' starting quarterback."
9:08 a.m.: Soon-to-be-former Redskins pass-rusher Preston Smith is headed to the Packers as well, per Rob Demovsky. Smith has notched 24.5 sacks and 164 tackles during his four years with Washington.
9:08 a.m.: In an effort to shore up their defense, the Packers are signing safety Adrian Amos and edge rusher Za'Darius Smith. Smith, 26, had 8.5 sacks in a productive 2018 campaign for the Ravens, while Amos started all 16 games for the Bears in 2018, posting two interceptions, nine passes defended, one fumble recovery and 73 tackles.
8:27 a.m.: By converting $8.75 million of QB Matt Ryan's 2019 base salary into a signing bonus, the Falcons have freed up $7 million in cap space. Seems they're preparing for a move.
8:20 a.m.: The Bears are making room... According to Field Yates, Chicago created $11 million of cap space by converting $13 million of ILB Khalil Mack's base salary and roster bonus into a signing bonus. Who, oh who, could the Bears be after?
6:52 a.m.: A 2014 Pro Bowler, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Browns. Don't look now, but the Browns now have Richardson, Myles Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi and Olivier Vernon up front. That's... pretty beastly on paper.
5:41 a.m.: C.J. Mosley is expected to sign a massive deal with the Jets. The linebacker is closing in on a five-year, $85 million deal with $51 million guaranteed. That's one way to get him out of Baltimore. Along with Anthony Barr, the Jets have now massively upgraded their linebacking corps.
4:26 a.m.: The Patriots have placed restricted tenders on wide receiver Josh Gordon and cornerback Jonathan Jones. According to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin, Gordon will receive an original-round tender worth $2.025 million for 2019. That means any team interested in Gordon would owe the Patriots a second-round pick if they don't match a signed offer sheet. Essentially, this means Gordon is staying in New England.
Monday, March 11, 2019
11:14 p.m.: Former Dolphins OT Ja'Waun James signing with Denver for four years, $52 million with $32 million guaranteed. Alejandro Villanueva's contract looks better every day. Per Schefter.
10:02 p.m.: Looks like the Raiders are signing safety Lamarcus Joyner. Had been franchise tagged by the Rams in the past.
10:01 p.m.: The Jets will land LB Anthony Barr. Had been a Pro Bowl player with the Vikings.
9:24 p.m.: Former Texans corner Kareem Jackson, 31, signing with Denver for three years and $33 million per multiple sources.
7:38 p.m.: WR Devin Funchess landing in Indianapolis, per Chris Mortenson. He's getting $13 million for one year. Lost his starting job in Carolina last season.
7:25 p.m.: The Chiefs are signing safety Tyrann Mathieu to a three-year, $42-million dollar deal. Guess they won't be signing Earl Thomas.
7:13 p.m.: The Steelers are one of about several teams interested in Broncos CB Bradley Roby. Looks like right now it could be down to Texans, Browns, Steelers, 49ers, Raiders and Broncos per James Palmer.
7:12 p.m.: Maurkice Pouncey's time at the top of the highest-paid center list was short-lived. Morse getting more than $11 million per season from the Bills.
7:08 p.m.: Former Jets and Browns corner Buster Skrine getting $16.5 million with over $8 million in guarantees from the Bears.
• 6:55 p.m.: Per Schefter, the Bills are signing former Kansas City center Mitch Morse.
• 6:54 p.m.: The Jets and Bears have emerged as frontrunners to land Le'Veon Bell. For his part, Bell tweeted out earlier today that he has a big decision on his hands. Chicago had been under the radar on Bell all along, but had been gaining some steam as of late.
• 6:39 p.m.: Former Tampa Bay slot receiver Adam Humphries reportedly getting $36 million over four years from the Titans, who were in on the Antonio Brown bidding for a while. That's a lot of money for a guy with nine career TD catches.
• 6:37 p.m.: Ravens are losing Suggs and have already lost Weddle. C.J. Mosley will be the next one out of the building. The Jets are said to be very interested in adding him. But yeah, the Steelers are in turmoil.
• 4:56 p.m.: Longtime Ravens pass rusher Terrell Suggs is expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals. In Baltimore, Suggs was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl Champion, the 2003 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
• 4:42 p.m.: The Titans are signing wide receiver Adam Humphries, who had the best season of his four-year career in 2018 with 76 receptions for 816 yards and five touchdowns with the Buccaneers.
• 4:33 p.m.: Soon-to-be-former Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft will sign with the Bills on a three-year deal worth up to $21 million.
• 4:03 p.m.: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is going back to the Eagles. According to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, the Eagles will send a sixth-round pick in 2019 to the Buccaneers and receive a 2020 seventh-round pick and Jackson in return. As part of the deal, Jackson will also receive a restructured contract, netting him $13 million guaranteed.
• 3:41 p.m.: Quarterback Nick Foles is headed to Jacksonville. According to Mike Garafolo, the Jaguars are signing Foles for four years on a contract worth $88 million, with a max value of $102 million.
• 3:35 p.m.: Former Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder will sign with the Jets on a three-year, $28.5 million contract. Even better for Crowder, $17 million is fully guaranteed at signing, per Garafolo.
• 3:32 p.m.: The Bills didn't get Antonio Brown, but they did get running back Frank Gore, locking down the 14-year veteran for one-year and $2 million.
• 3:21 p.m.: Tight end C.J. Uzomah is headed back Cincinnati. The Bengals and Uzomah agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth "more than $18 million," according to reports.
• 3:20 p.m.: Jesse James is on his way out of Pittsburgh. He'll sign with the Lions. Lolley has more on this move right here.
• 3:06 p.m.: The Saints are locking down linebacker Craig Robertson for two more years.
• 2:55 p.m.: Offensive tackle Bobby Hart: three years, over $21 million from the Bengals.
• 2:26 p.m.: From New England to Detroit, defensive end Trey Flowers is headed to the Lions.
• 2:11 p.m.: Safety Landon Collins is off to the Redskins on a massive six-year deal reportedly worth $84 million. Like Alexander, plenty of Steelers fans had their eyes on Collins, but at this price, it's probably best the team passed. Plus, you know, he's a box safety — not exactly a need for the team despite his high profile.
• 12:49 p.m.: Inside linebacker Kwon Alexander is off to the 49ers. Alexander is coming off a major ACL injury and recovery, but many Steelers fans had their fingers crossed he'd be headed to Pittsburgh. He's not.
• 11:46 a.m.: The Cardinals plan to release tight end Jermaine Gresham.
• 11:31 a.m.: Denver picks up the option on wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
• 11:09 a.m.: Tackle Trent Brown just became the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history. The former Patriot is headed to the Raiders on a four-year, $66 million contract with $36.75 million guaranteed. Cha-ching.
• 11:01 a.m.: Defensive tackle Malik Jackson is headed to the Eagles on a three-year, $30 million contract.
• 6:57 a.m.: Wide receiver Danny Amendola will join the Lions next year.
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