The NFL’s legal tampering window will begin this morning at 10 a.m. PT which means teams can begin to speak with free agents and start negotiations on potential contracts that won’t become official until pen meets paper following the start of the new league year on Wednesday.
For all the latest news regarding the Chargers and the rest of the NFL, check back here often once things kick off shortly!
Chargers Free Agency News
Monday 6:32 a.m. PT: The Bolts are retaining 2019 fifth-round pick Easton Stick to presumably backup Justin Herbert in 2023.
The #Chargers have agreed to terms with QB Easton Stick, source said. Their fifth-rounder from 2019 will backup Justin Herbert.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
Monday 8:32 a.m. PT: The Chargers and tight end Donald Parham could not agree to terms on an extension. He’ll test the market.
The #Chargers are not expected to tender TE Donald Parham as an RFA, source said. The two sides had talks, but could not agree to terms on an extension.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
Monday 8:44 a.m. PT: Bredien Fehoko is not expected to be tendered by the Chargers. He’ll test the market.
#Chargers are not expected to tender DL Breiden Fehoko, per source. Fehoko was a restricted free agent. He will now get to test the open market.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) March 13, 2023
Monday 9:14 a.m. PT: Austin Ekeler is reportedly asking the Chargers for permission to seek a trade after talks over a contract extensions showed zero movement.
Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler is requesting permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade after preliminary talks with the team aimed at a contract extension did not progress, his agent Cameron Weiss told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
9:31 a.m. PT: The Chargers are expected to pursue former Browns and Rams safety John Johnson III this week.
The #Chargers are expected to pursue safety John Johnson III, who will be released by the #Browns this week, per source. That would reunite Johnson with Brandon Staley from their Rams days.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 13, 2023
Monday 5:45 p.m. PT: Eric Kendricks is expected to sign with the Chargers just days after being released by the Vikings.
Breaking: Former Vikings LB Eric Kendricks is signing with the Chargers, he announced on his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/BFvaslP5ew— ESPN (@espn) March 14, 2023
Tuesday 4:00 p.m. PT: The Chargers tendered contracts to both kicker Cameron Dicker and offensive tackle Foster Sarell.
we’ve tendered contracts to cameron dicker + foster sarell— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) March 14, 2023
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. PT: The Chargers agreed to terms on a new contract for Trey Pipkins.
earned it— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) March 15, 2023
we've agreed to terms with trey pipkins. pic.twitter.com/laVmjDUNOb
Wednesday 5:13 p.m. PT: The Chargers are re-signing defensive tackle Morgan Fox to a one-year deal.
Going going back back to Cali....— David Canter (@davidcanter) March 16, 2023
Congratulations to @gsefootball client @AyyyeeeMoFox on agreeing to terms to re-sign with @chargers pic.twitter.com/2Ux0Diaa0p
Friday 11:21 a.m. PT: The Chargers are re-signing tight end Donald Parham.
Tight end Donald Parham is re-signing with the #Chargers, agent Safarrah Lawson confirms. Another option for Justin Herbert in the fold.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 17, 2023
NFL Free Agency News
Monday 8:16 a.m. PT: The Patriots are trading tight end Jonnu Smith to the Falcons for a seventh-round pick.
Sources: The #Patriots are trading TE Jonnu Smith to the #Falcons, as a former big-ticket free agent heads elsewhere and creates space for New England. pic.twitter.com/Cmeh0QJt1F— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
Monday 9:16 a.m. PT: The Bears are signing former Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards to a three-year deal.
Eagles’ free-agent LB T.J. Edwards plans to sign with the Chicago Bears, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
Monday 9:41 a.m. PT: Former Ravens guard Ben Powers is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Broncos.
Former #Ravens G Ben Powers is planning to sign a 4-year deal with the Denver Broncos, per @MikeKlis. Powers started 36 games for Baltimore in four years including all 17 last year. Some protection for Russell Wilson.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 13, 2023
Monday 10:52 a.m. PT: The Raiders are signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a three-year deal.
Comp update: Raiders are giving former 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo a three-year, $67.5 million deal, including $34 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
Monday 10:52 a.m. PT: The Bills are signing former Cowboys offensive guard Connor McGovern to a three-year deal.
The #Bills have agreed to terms with G Connor McGovern on a three-year, $23 million deal, source says. Former third-round pick of the #Cowboys heading to Buffalo.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2023
This means 50% of the Connor McGoverns available in free agency have agreed to deals.
Monday 11:12 a.m. PT: The Chiefs are signing former Jaguars offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor to a four-year deal.
Former Jaguars’ OT Jawaan Taylor reached agreement on a four-year, $80 million deal, including $60M gtd, with the KC Chiefs, per sources. Deal negotiated and confirmed by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey. pic.twitter.com/jm0XYJUtTy— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
Monday 8:10 p.m. PT: The Browns are signing former Vikings defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson to a four-year deal.
Sources: The #Browns are expected to sign former #Vikings DT Dalvin Tomlinson, landing their coveted big-time defenders on Day 1 of free agency. He gets a 4-year deal worth $57M with $27.5M guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
Tuesday 5:12 a.m. PT: The Falcons are signing former Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a two-year deal.
The #Falcons are signing former #Commanders QB Taylor Heinicke, per me and @MikeGarafolo. With plenty of starting experience, Atlanta adds a veteran to their QB room.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. PT: The Raiders are signing former Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers to a three-year contract.
Former Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers and the Raiders reached agreement on a 3-year, 33 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed, as @RapSheet reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
Tuesday 7:24 a.m. PT: The Cowboys are re-signing safety Donovan Wilson to a three-year deal.
The #Cowboys have agreed to terms to re-sign S Donovan Wilson to a three-year deal worth up to $24 million with the first two years fully guaranteed ($13.5 million), sources say. The deal was confirmed by Wilson’s agents Kevin Conner and Robert Brown of @UniSportsMgmt. pic.twitter.com/8EhQa17b5m— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2023
Wednesday 7:51 a.m. PT: Cornerback Darius Slay and the Eagles are parting ways.
Darius Slay moving on... https://t.co/LvNwbKA8S2— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2023
Wednesday 8:19 a.m. PT: The Saints are signing former Chiefs defensive tackle Khalen Saunders.
A (literally) big addition for the #Saints: DT Khalen Saunders is expected to sign with New Orleans, sources tell me and @RapSheet.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023
Saunders is coming off his best season with the Super Bowl champion #Chiefs, recording 3.5 sacks. pic.twitter.com/RgSdTPwbKT
Wednesday 8:48 a.m. PT: The Bucs are signing Baker Mayfield to a one-year deal.
The #Bucs are finalizing a deal with former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023
Mayfield finished his fifth NFL season strong after landing with the #Rams. Now he gets a chance to take over for Tom Brady in Tampa, and is still only 27. pic.twitter.com/yeNIrndN7E
Wednesday 11:57 a.m. PT: The Patriots intend to sign former Chiefs wideout Juju Smith-Schuster.
The #Patriots are expected to sign former #Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, giving QB Mac Jones an important weapon moving forward. Jakobi Meyers out, JuJu in. pic.twitter.com/bhguvYamCY— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2023
Wednesday 12:09 p.m. PT: The Texans are signing former Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins.
The #Texans have signed DT Sheldon Rankins to a one-year, $10.5 million deal, source says. DeMeco Ryans gets a big piece for his defensive front. After two years with the #Jets, Rankins heads to Houston. pic.twitter.com/vYA93fN4u4— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2023
Wednesday 12:20 p.m. PT: The Cowboys and Zeke Elliott are parting ways.
End of an era: The #Cowboys have informed former NFL rushing champ Ezekiel Elliott that they are releasing him, per me and @TomPelissero. He’ll be designated as a post-June 1 release to create cap space. pic.twitter.com/QKZhkny76i— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2023
Friday 4:13 a.m. PT: The Seahawks are signing linebacker Devin Bush, a former first-round pick of the Steelers.
The #Seahawks are signing former #Steelers first-round LB Devin Bush to a 1-year deal, source said. He has been on a visit to Seattle.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2023
Friday 4:44 a.m. PT: The Patriots are signing former Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki.
#Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with TE Mike Gesicki, source says. He stays in the AFC East.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 17, 2023
Friday 9:02 a.m. PT: The Bucs released both running back Leonard Fournette and tight end Cameron Brate.
Bucs officially released RB Leonard Fournette and TE Cameron Brate.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2023
Friday 10:27 a.m. PT: Former Giants safety Julian Love is signing with the Seahawks.
Former Giants’ safety Julian Love reached agreement today on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per sources. Deal confirmed and negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha. https://t.co/YPeciyCt7d— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2023