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NFL Free Agent Thread: 3/16 - 3/18/20

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As I am typing this, the legal tampering window is about to start and there’s already been an incredible amount of movement across the NFL landscape, including a big-time trade. About a dozen franchise tags have been used, as well, with more likely to come.

To get you caught up quick, here are the most notable moves made within the last few days:

  • DE Calais Campbell was traded to the Baltimore Ravens for a 5th-round pick and signed a 2-year/$27 million deal
  • QB Ryan Tannehill signed a 4-year/$118 million deal to stay with the Tennessee Titans
  • S Devin McCourty signed a 2-year/$23 million deal to stay with the New England Patriots
  • LB Christian Kirksey signed a 2-year/$16 million deal with the Green Bay Packers
  • CB Bradley Roby signed a 3-year/$36 million deal to stay with the Houston Texans
  • Franchise Tags have been used on: QB Dak Prescott (DAL), S Anthony Harris (MIN), RB Derrick Henry (TEN), DT Chris Jones (KC), OLB Shaq Barrett (TB), WR AJ Green (CIN), and OG Joe Thuney (NE).
  • QB Kirk Cousins signed a 2-year extension worth $66 million with the Minnesota VIkings
  • The Atlanta Falcons released CB Desmond Trufant and RB Devonta Freeman
  • The Indianapolis Colts released DT Margus Hunt
  • The Browns put a 2nd-round tender on RB Kareem Hunt

While there have been more moves than I listed, this will get you up to speed on the bigger headlines up to this point.

With legal tampering now open, that also means Tom Brady will start hearing from the Chargers, Buccaneers, and Patriots immediately and the Colts, among other teams, will now be able to reach out to Philip Rivers. I don’t think either quarterback gets a deal done in the immediate future but it’s interesting nonetheless to know that it could technically happen at any point now.

We will continue to update this thread with other general NFL news as it gets broken.

Update 3/16/19: Cleveland Browns signing former Falcons TE Austin Hooper

Update 3/16/20: Cardinals trade RB David Johnson to Houston and gets back WR DeAndre Hopkins

Update 3/16/20: Raiders sign LB Nick Kwiatkoski, Cowboys sign TE Blake Jarwin to three-year extension

Update 3/16/20: Colts have been in talks with QB Philip Rivers

Update 3/16/20: Dolphins likely to sign former Bills DE Shaq Lawson

Update 3/16/20: Falcons trade 2nd and 5th-round pick for Ravens TE Hayden Hurst and their 4th-round pick

Update 3/16/20: 49ers trade DT DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th-overall pick

Update 3/16/20: Washington is re-signing LB Jon Bostic to a two-year deal

Update 3/16/20: Cleveland Browns agree to a three-year deal with RT Jack Conklin.

Update 3/16/20: Detroit Lions agree to a five-year deal worth $50 million with former Eagles OT Big V

Update 3/16/20: Cleveland Browns agree to a three-year deal with former Washington QB Case Keenum

Update 3/16/20: Former Lions OL Graham Glasgow signs a four-year deal with the Denver Broncos.

Update 3/16/20: Dolphins reportedly landing CB Byron Jones

Update 3/16/20: Washington to sign former Falcons OG Wes Schweitzer

Update 3/16/20: Former Vikings DE Stephen Weatherly signing with the Panthers

Update 3/16/20: Ravens agree to deal with former Rams DT Michael Brockers

Update 3/16/20: S Justin Burris signs a two-year deal with the Panthers

Update 3/16/20: Former Packers TE Jimmy Graham signs a two-year deal with the Bears

Update 3/16/20: Former LB Kyle Van Noy signs a four-year deal with the Dolphins

Update 3/16/20: Former Steelers DT Javon Hargrave signs a three-year deal with the Eagles

Update 3/16/20: Former Browns S Eric Murray signs a three-year deal with the Houston Texans

Update 3/16/20: Vikings trade WR Stefon Diggs and 7th-round pick for Bills’ 2020 1st, 5th, 6th. and 2021 4th

Update 3/16/20: Amari Cooper re-signs with the Cowboys on a five-year deal

Update 3/16/20: Bills agree to a three-year deal with DE Mario Addison

Update 3/16/20: Former Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller is signing with Washington on a four-year deal

Update 3/16/20: Former Cowboys WR Randall Cobb agrees to a three-year deal with the Houston Texans

Update 3/16/20: New York Giants agree to a three-year deal with former Packers LB Blake Martinez

Update 3/16/20: 49ers are re-signing S Jimmie Ward to a three-year deal


Update 3/17/20: Formers 49ers TE Levine Toilolo to sign with the New York Giants

Update 3/17/20: Eagles sign QB Nate Sudfeld to a one-year deal. Raiders put original RFA tender on OL David Sharpe

Update 3/17/20: Tom Brady announces on social media that he will NOT be returning to the Patriots in 2020

Buccaneers and Chargers reportedly make large offers

Update 3/17/20: DT Jordan Phillips signs a three-year deal with the Cardinals

Update 3/17/20: QB Drew Brees and the Saints agree to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: The Panthers have agreed to let QB Cam Newton and his agents seek a trade partner

Update 3/17/20: QB Chase Daniels signs with the Detroit Lions on a three-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Former Cowboys DE Robert Quinn signs a five-year deal with the Chicago Bears. Bears releasing OLB Leonard Floyd

Update 3/17/20: Raiders sign former Rams LB Cory Littleton to a three-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Carolina working on a three-year deal with former Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater

Update 3/17/20: Jaguars releasing TE Geoff Swaim

Update 3/17/20: Lions moving on from team captain and linebacker Devon Kennard

Update 3/17/20: Jaguars are applying a second-round RFA tender to WR Keelan Cole

Update 3/17/20: 49ers re-signing DE Ronald Blair to a one-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Dolphins agree to one-year deal with former Eagles LB Kamu Grugier-Hill

Update 3/17/20: Eagles are re-signing CB Jalen Mills but are moving him to safety

Update 3/17/20: Former Browns LB Joe Schobert signs with the Jaguars on a five-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Dolphins signing former Eagles and Bears RB Jordan Howard to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Eagles are reportedly moving on from S Malcolm Jenkins

Update 3/17/20: Washington is signing former Bears LB Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Titans signing DE Vic Beasley to a one-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Philip Rivers signs a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts

Update 3/17/20: Former Cowboys TE Jason Witten signs a one-year deal with the Raiders

Update 3/17/20: Chargers sign former Packers OT Bryan Bulaga to a three-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Rams decline to pick up contract option for CB Nickell Robey-Coleman

Update 3/17/20: Eagles re-sign S Rodney McLeod to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Bengals sign DT DJ Reader to a four-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Ravens are re-signing DT Justin Ellis

Update 3/17/20: Jaguars are signing former Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard

Update 3/17/20: Giants are signing former Packers LB Kyle Fackrell to a one-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Former Chargers LB Thomas Davis reunites with Ron Rivera in Washington

Update 3/17/20: Bills re-sign S Jordan Poyer to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Former Vikings CB Trae Waynes to sign a three-year deal with the Bengals

Update 3/17/20: Steelers sign former Chargers FB Derek Watt to a three-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Cowboys re-sign LB Sean Lee

Update 3/17/20: Former Chargers and Cardinals S Tre Boston is re-signing with the Panthers on a three-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Tom Brady will sign with the Buccaneers

Update 3/17/20: Lions are releasing LB Devon Kennard

Update 3/17/20: Patriots are signing WR Damiere Byrd to a one-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Bills are signing former Seahawks DE Quinton Jefferson to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Saints are re-signing LB Kiko Alonso

Update 3/17/20: Bills are signing former Panthers DT Vernon Butler to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Seahawks are signing iOL B.J. Finney, formally of the Steelers, to a two-year deal

Update 3/17/20: 49ers placed a second-round tender on WR Kendrick Bourne

Update 3/17/20: Raiders signing former Bucs DE Carl Nassib to a three-year deal

Update 3/17/20: Steelers placing a second-round tender on CB Mike Hilton

Update 3/17/20: Cowboys are signing former Bucs and Panthers DT Gerald McCoy to a three-year deal


Update 3/18/20: Jets are releasing CB Trumaine Johnson

Update 3/18/20: Lions are signing former Patriots DT Danny Shelton

Update 3/18/20: Broncos are trading a seventh-round pick for Titans DT Jerrell Casey

Update 3/18/20: Bengals are releasing OG John Miller

Update 3/18/20: Lions are trading for Patriots DB Duron Harmon and swapping late-round picks

Update 3/18/20: Dolphins are signing former Patriots OL Ted Karras to a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Saints are close to re-signing former Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins

Update 3/18/20: Jaguars are trading QB Nick Foles to the Bears for a fourth-round pick

Update 3/18/20: 49ers are re-signing C Ben Garland on a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Chargers are signing former Vikings DT Linval Joseph to a two-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Jets are re-signing CB Brian Poole to a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Broncos placing a second-round tender on DT Mike Purcell

Update 3/18/20: Falcons are signing pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. to a three-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Bills are re-signing RB Taiwan Jones to a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Raiders are signing former Saints CB Eli Apple

Update 3/18/20: Former Steelers S Sean Davis is signing with Washington on a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Chargers are signing former Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

Update 3/18/20: Bengals are signing OL Xavier Su’a-Filo

Update 3/18/20: Dolphins are signing former Patriots LB Elandon Roberts

Update 3/18/20: Rams are re-signing LT Andrew Whitworth to a three-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Cowboys are re-signing K Kai Forbath

Update 3/18/20: Cardinals are signing former Lions LB Devon Kennard

Update 3/18/20: Seahawks are re-signing DE Bruce Irvin

Update 3/18/20: Cowboys are re-signing CB Anthony Brown to a three-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Rams are re-signing LT Andrew Whitworth to a three-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Seahawks are signing former Jets OT Brandon Shell to a two-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Seahawks are allowing S Tedric Thompson to seek a trade

Update 3/18/20: Jaguars are signing former Cardinals DT Rodney Gunter to a three-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Panthers are signing former Bengals OG John Miller to a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Vikings sign former Ravens DT Michael Pierce to a three-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Lions are signing former Falcons CB Desmond Trufant to a two-year deal

Update 3/18/20: Former Raiders S Karl Joseph is signing with the Browns on a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: TE Marcedes Lewis is returning to the Packers on a one-year deal

Update 3/18/20: The Rams are signing former Lions DT A’Shawn Robinson to a two-year deal