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Excited, humble and hungry I'm starting a new football journey and thankful for the buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do. I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and coaches and proving to them that they can believe and trust in me I have always believed that well done is better than well said, so I'm gonna not gonna say much more - I'm just gonna get to work!
Laine: Building around Brady: What should the Bucs do next? But the team brought in help from someone who knows them well by signing Pittsburgh native Stefen Wisniewski.
Phillips spent with the Los Angeles Chargers. Justin March agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Cowboys for a fourth season. ET, the Los Angeles Rams instead elected to release him, and he is now free to sign with any team.
The Rams also announced Thursday that they have released linebacker Clay Matthews. Matthews finished the season with 37 tackles and eight sacks.
The Saints did not tender Kirkwood, who had four interested teams but chose Carolina. McTyer was not tendered by the Chiefs as a restricted free agent.
The team did not announced the terms of the contract. Bailey, who turned 32 in January, completed his second season with the Vikings in He made 27 of his 29 field goal attempts The QB now joins a long list of passers on the market.
The signing comes a day after the Cardinals had already bolstered their linebacker corps with the addition of former Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard on a three-year contract, Schefter reported.
Billings, 25, developed into one of the Bengals' most reliable interior linemen over the last three seasons, missing just one game over that span.
In , he made 14 starts and tallied 35 tackles, with four of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. Despite his presence, the Bengals struggled against the run in , finishing last in the league in rushing defense.
Trotter: Analysis of every Browns signing Patriots OG Joe Thuney signs his franchise tender Following the massive franchise-tagging spree NFL teams employed this week, we'll now start to see news trickle in of players signing those one-year offers.
Colbert was not tendered yesterday as an RFA. Baby: Analysis of every Bengals signing Barnwell's grade : B. The Philadelphia Eagles have bolstered their secondary with a splash move on Thursday, sending a third-round pick and fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for cornerback Darius Slay , per reporting from ESPN's Adam Schefter.
There had been speculation about Slay potentially being moved after the Lions agreed to terms with Desmond Trufant on Wednesday, and CB-needy Philly is the team to have reportedly pulled it off.
Keim: Analysis of every Redskins signing Since word surfaced that Tom Brady is expected to land in Tampa, an unexpected high number of players have reached out to the Buccaneers to let them know they want to join the former Patriots' QB there, per league sources.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon intends to play in as he works his way back from indefinite suspension, according to reporting from ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Commissioner Roger Goodell will oversee Gordon's reinstatement attempt, during which the player must prove he's making steady progress away from the field.
If reinstated, Gordon would become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. He played on a one-year deal as a restricted free agent.
Goodson , sources confirmed to ESPN. The Browns were on the hunt for a veteran linebacker after cutting Christian Kirksey and letting Joe Schobert walk in free agency.
Gunter started 13 games at defensive end for the Cardinals before he was put on injured reserve in , tallying 31 tackles and three sacks with 10 quarterback hurries.
He suffered a toe injury and sat out the final three games. Pierce, who turned 27 in November, went from being an undrafted rookie from Samford in to one of the top young run-stuffers in the league with the Baltimore Ravens.
His tackles in that span are the third most among defensive tackles in the AFC North. Carr, 33, has started every game since entering the league as a fifth-round pick by Kansas City in His consecutive starts rank as the longest active streak among defensive players, and the mark is second only to quarterback Philip Rivers overall.
Brown's season with the Cowboys was cut short because of a torn triceps. In nine games, he was credited with 17 tackles and five pass deflections before suffering the injury.
Harris, who turns 31 in June, was one of the longest-tenured Broncos, having made the roster as an undrafted rookie in -- the same year John Elway started his tenure as the team's top football decision-maker.
Harris is a four-time Pro Bowl selection and is the final member of the "No Fly Zone'' secondary that was part of the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win to move on from the club.
Known for his strength against the run, Joseph had been a staple along the Minnesota Vikings ' defensive line for the past six years.
He underwent surgery on his right knee in November to repair a meniscus and returned to action for a Week 13 game at Seattle.
The Falcons generated just 28 sacks last season, and Fowler, who played for Falcons coach Dan Quinn while in college at Florida, gives them quickness off the edge to pair with Grady Jarrett 's push inside.
Fowler had Great special-teams players are hard enough to find that when teams do, they tend to stick with them for many years. Koch was entering the final year of his current deal.
Cimini: Analysis of every Jets signing Barnwell's grade : A-. So the New Orleans Saints didn't hesitate to scoop him back up after the Philadelphia Eagles decided not to exercise the option on Jenkins' contract this week.
Triplett: Analysis of every Saints signing Barnwell's grade : B- Panthers release veteran safety Eric Reid The Carolina Panthers continued to strip their roster of veterans with big contracts on Wednesday by releasing strong safety Eric Reid.
The Los Angeles Rams have signed pending unrestricted free agent Austin Blythe to a one-year contract, the team announced. Blythe has been a versatile member of the offensive line since taking over as a starter in , playing left and right guard and then taking over at center last season after Brian Allen suffered a season-ending knee injury.
His return ensures some continuity on a developing line. Wolfe: Analysis of every Dolphins signing. Duron Harmon has been a consistent player for the Patriots over the first seven years of his career, registering tackles, 17 interceptions and 28 passes defended.
He will likely fit in with Detroit in its three safety looks. Bethea, who will turn 36 on July 27, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who provided a veteran presence at the back end of the secondary for the Giants after signing a two-year deal last offseason.
The Denver Broncos have acquired defensive tackle Jurrell Casey from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.
Casey, who had missed only four regular season games in his nine seasons with Tennessee, finished tied for second on the Titans in sacks last season with five.
That will afford teams more money on the cap as they continue to work through free agency. Shelton becomes the fourth member of the New England Patriots to join the Lions over the past two offseasons.
Webb Cincinnati Bengals cornerback B. Webb appeared in 15 games with 12 starts for the Bengals in , posting one interception. Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves has returned to the Houston Texans , agreeing to a one-year deal just over a month after being released by Houston, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Barshop: Analysis of every Texans signing. After two days of free-agent negotiations, our crew of insiders weighs in on the best, worst and most underrated deals agreed upon so far.
Plus, what comes next? Reiss: Jarrett Stidham is the top option currently on the roster for the New England Patriots , but there are many available passers on the free-agent market, in trade and in the draft.
The deal is pending a physical. There's no signing date or announcement officially set up, but Brady is expected to be a Buccaneer.
Also, defensive tackle Vernon Butler has agreed to terms with Buffalo, a source told Anderson. Nassib registered six sacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, despite Jason Pierre-Paul stepping back into the starting linebacker position in Week 9 after his return from a fractured neck.
Kennard was potentially made expendable when the Lions agreed to terms with former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins on Monday night, crowding the team's linebacker unit.
Boston, who turns 28 on June 25, started 16 games in after signing with the Panthers just over a month before the start of the season.
With Leighton Vander Esch coming back from neck surgery and Jaylon Smith coming off an unsteady season, the return of Lee, who turns 34 in July, gives options to the linebacker spot.
Watt in Pittsburgh. Davis spent the first 13 seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers , including the past eight under Rivera.
He was selected to three Pro Bowls with the team and is the franchise's all-time leading tackler, with 1, in a Panthers uniform. The year-old led the league in sacks in while with Atlanta.
Schobert, who turned 26 in November, has been a starter for the Cleveland Browns the last three seasons. The deal is not done as they work out details, but it is expected to be complete when the new league year opens Wednesday.
Quinn, who turns 30 on May 18, led the Dallas Cowboys with The team's announcement comes as sources tell ESPN's Dianna Russini that the team is showing strong interest in free agent Teddy Bridgewater, who had a strong showing filling in for injured Drew Brees in New Orleans last season.
After the team posted their announcement on social media, Newton responded to a post on Instagram, saying: "Stop with the word play. I never asked for it.
There is no dodging this one. I love the Panthers to death and will always love you guys. Please do not try and play me or manipulate the narrative and act like I wanted this.
You forced me into this. With a day until the league year officially opens, the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to clear salary-cap space with the restructuring of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger' s contract Tuesday morning, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The Lions knew they needed to address their backup quarterback situation after losing starter Matthew Stafford to a broken back for the final eight games of the season.
The deal is more team-friendly than last time considering the inflation of QB salaries since then. Just a formality, but the final two years on Tom Brady's contract officially void today, making him an unrestricted free agent Wednesday.
Despite today's proclamation that he would not be returning to New England, Tom Brady has not made a decision on where he will play next season and he will be exploring his options, per a league source.
Phillips turned in a career season in , finishing second among all defensive tackles with 9. He was claimed by the Bills in after being released by the Dolphins following a sideline outburst regarding his playing time.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have re-signed Nate Sudfeld to a one-year deal. Martinez gives the Giants the middle linebacker they desperately need.
The fourth-round pick has been a tackling machine with Green Bay, ranking first , second and second in the NFL over the past three years. The former Carolina Panthers pass-rusher reunites with Bills general manager Brandon Beane, head coach Sean McDermott and defensive line coach Eric Washington -- all of whom are familiar with Addison from their time with the Panthers.
Two years after trading him to Kansas City as part of a deal for quarterback Alex Smith, the Redskins reached an agreement with Fuller to return on a four-year deal, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Archer: Analysis of every Cowboys signing Barnwell's grade : B-. McCarron, who turns 30 in September, saw action in only two games for the Texans in Murray played in nine games with the Browns last season, making four starts.
He totaled 24 tackles, one sack and one pass defended. In a statement, the NFL said that clubs aren't allowed to bring any free agent "to a club facility or other location to meet with club personnel.
Further, club personnel, including members of the club medical staff, may not travel to any location to meet with or conduct a medical examination of a free agent player.
The San Francisco 49ers are bringing back reserve offensive tackle Shon Coleman on a one-year deal.
He spent all of on injured reserve with a fractured ankle. He was expected to be the "swing" tackle before his preseason injury. This is a depth move for the Niners as they head toward the new league year on Wednesday.
With his signing, he will be reunited with coach Brian Flores in Miami. Graham became a free agent when the Packers released him on March The seventh-round pick out of Vanderbilt is the type of player Carolina is looking for in a rebuild under Matt Rhule.
He's a young up-and-comer and fills a need on a defensive line that is being retooled. He also is relatively inexpensive. The Falcons were looking for salary-cap relief as they attempt to target an impact pass-rusher in free agency.
Coach Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with the top cornerback on the market. Byron Jones ' deal will make him the highest-paid corner in the NFL.
Fejedelem served as a special-teams ace and reserve safety for the Bengals for the past four seasons. Onyemata, 27, has been a big reason for the resurgence of New Orleans' run defense, which led the NFL over a two-year span from to , allowing just But he also has enough athleticism for his size to aid in the pass rush, compiling 9.
Rothstein: Analysis of every Lions deal Barnwell's grade : C Browns agree to terms on three-year pact with RT Jack Conklin One of the top free-agent offensive linemen is off the market.
Keim: Analysis of every Redskins signing. Cronin: Analysis of every Vikings signing Stefon Diggs on the move? Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs sent the rumor mill into a frenzy with a series of two tweets on Monday afternoon.
Stay tuned! A former fourth-round pick out of West Virginia, Kwiatkoski enjoyed a breakout season in with 76 tackles, three sacks and an interception in eight starts at inside linebacker.
Lawson was an early target of the Dolphins' to address the team's pass-rush issues. He played for Dolphins defensive-line coach Marion Hobby at Clemson.
The first-round pick made the most out of a do-or-die season, before which the Bills declined to exercise the defensive end's fifth-year option.
With the Atlanta Falcons losing tight end Austin Hooper , they moved quickly to get themselves another young player at the position in Hayden Hurst.
The Falcons also get a fourth-round pick from Baltimore and are sending the Ravens a second-round pick and fifth-round pick.
He finished the regular season with 54 tackles, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery and had two sacks and a forced fumble in three playoff games while lining up on the edge and the interior.
Wagoner: Analysis of every 49ers signing Barnwell's grade : C. The Cardinals also receive a fourth-round pick, while the Texans receive a second-round pick and fourth-round pick.
Wolfe: Analysis of every Dolphins signing Barnwell's grade : C-. Austin Hooper has agreed to a four-year contract with the Cleveland Browns that will make him the NFL's highest-paid tight end.
Hooper, 25, is coming off his best NFL season, with 75 catches for yards and six touchdowns in He posted those numbers despite missing three games with an MCL sprain.
As the legal tampering period kicks off at noon, would fully expect the Colts to pursue former Chargers' QB Philip Rivers, though Indianapolis also will look at other QB options.
With minutes to go ahead of the deadline, the Minnesota Vikings used their franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris.
Cronin: Analysis of every Vikings signing Franchise tag tracker Patriots elect to use franchise tag on LG Joe Thuney The New England Patriots have kept one of the most sought-after free-agent offensive lineman off the market, by using their franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney.
Demovsky: Analysis of every Packers signing Barnwell's grade : B Cowboys place the exclusive franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott Another big domino has fallen, as the Dallas Cowboys have elected to use the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott.
Archer: What's next for Cowboys, Dak? Franchise tag tracker Bengals utilize the franchise tag on WR A. Green The subject of many trade rumors during the season, wide receiver A.
Green has been franchise tagged by the Cincinnati Bengals. Dupree finished the season with Coming off a career year, Dupree made himself an indispensable part of the Steelers' defense — no matter the cost.
Now the Steelers will keep the tandem together for at least one more year. Kirksey was limited to nine games total the past two seasons but had tackles in , his last game campaign with the Cleveland Browns.
But is Kirskey an upgrade? He might be if he can stay healthy. But he hasn't finished a season in the last two years, playing seven games in and just two in He as familiarity with the Packers' scheme, having played for defensive coordinator Mike Pettine in Cleveland.
The Kansas City Chiefs were unable to reach a long-term deal with Chris Jones before Monday's deadline to use the franchise tag, so they placed the tag on their star defensive lineman, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Jones, who turns 26 in July, led the Chiefs in sacks in each of the past two seasons. In his first year as a full-time starter, Barrett went from fighting for a job in the fourth preseason game to finishing with a league-high The Giants acquired Williams from the New York Jets in a surprise midseason trade, giving up two draft picks.
New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty announced the news of his own signing Sunday night, saying he is foregoing free agency to return to the team this season.
McCourty, 32, is still playing at a high level, as his role in tying together communication across the secondary is critical in the team's ever-evolving defense.
At a time when Tom Brady's future with the team hangs in the balance, bringing back McCourty, and also Matthew Slater, keeps two of the franchise's top all-time leaders in the fold.
Last offseason, Roby signed in Houston on a one-year, prove-it deal. He played in 10 games for Houston in , missing five games in the middle of the season as he recovered from a hamstring injury.
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Tannehill's return gives them the QB that sparked the offense last season. In Weeks 7 - 17 the Titans ranked first in yards per play 6. Smith's offense scored The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo on a contract extension, the team announced Sunday.
Wells: Analysis for every Colts signing Barnwell's grade : B-. Campbell will try to finalize an extension with Baltimore. Baltimore, which ranked 21st in the NFL in sacks, upgrades its pass rush with Campbell, who has And the Ravens acquired him with a fifth-round pick that they received from the Vikings for backup kicker Kaare Vedvik.
NFL players voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with the league's owners, ensuring NFL labor peace through at least and clearing the way for a game regular season as early as The vote to approve was close, at Approval required a majority of the players voting.
Graziano: What players get in new deal, how expanded playoffs and schedule will work Schatz: Expanded NFL playoffs are here -- Ranking the best just-missed teams of the last 30 years More: NFL world reacts to CBA vote March 14 Sources: Many team officials question start of NFL's league year Multiple team officials are skeptical that the NFL will be able to start its league year next week, expressing doubt to ESPN's Adam Schefter given the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country and the typical in-person visits, including physicals, that would have to happen as part of free agency.
Gaines played in six games for Houston in before injuring his ankle and missing the rest of the season. There is no doubting Scherff's talent, but he has struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons, missing a combined 13 games.
Keim: Analysis for every Redskins signing The Redskins made it official what was long expected: They placed the franchise tag on right guard Brandon Scherff, ensuring he will stick around.
They would like to work out a long-term deal and have until July 15 to do so. Multiple sources had said all offseason they would end up placing the tag on Scherff.
New coach Ron Rivera has said often that he wanted to retain Scherff and free agent left guard Ereck Flowers. Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent tight end Austin Hooper was flattered to hear about the strong interest he could draw in free agency with the new league year scheduled to begin Wednesday.
The year-old Hooper, a two-time Pro Bowler, should be the top tight end on the market after the Los Angeles Chargers placed the franchise tag on Hunter Henry.
More: Falcons to let Hooper, others test free agency Lions bring back LS Don Muhlbach for 17th season The Detroit Lions re-signed long-snapper Don Muhlbach on Saturday, bringing him back for a 17th season with the club he first started playing for in Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but in the past few seasons, he has typically signed a minimum salary benefit contract.
An exclusive rights free agent, Croom missed the entire season with a hamstring injury but caught 22 passes for yards in Thomas, 27, was an average returner who didn't make as many explosive plays as expected.
Throughout the offseason, there have been some not-so-subtle hints that the makeup of the Minnesota Vikings roster is going to experience big changes.
Here's a look at the most pressing items on Minnesota's to-do list. The Miami Dolphins have the biggest pot in the NFL free-agency pool, and they are getting ready to make a dramatic overhaul of their roster.
But don't expect Miami to go on a big-fish shopping sweepstakes. Even with the NFL's most cap space, the Dolphins are approaching free agency with selective aggression.
Slater, who turns 35 in September, has been the Patriots' special-teams captain every year since The eight-time Pro Bowl selection is an inspirational and spiritual leader.
Coach Bill Belichick has him address players and coaches after every victory. Reiss: Analysis for every Patriots signing The Patriots' two-year extension with special teams captain Matthew Slater ensures that the club's inspirational leader returns, which was a top priority.
Slater, 34, was scheduled to be a free agent, and his presence might take on added importance this year as the Patriots have a coaching transition on special teams with Joe Judge departing to become Giants head coach.
On the field, he still commands significant attention from the opposition, even at this latter stage of his career. The Chicago Bears signed veteran inside linebacker Danny Trevathan to a three-year extension, the team announced Friday.
Chicago opted to retain Trevathan even though fellow inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski , 26, also is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Kwiatkoski is expected to generate substantial interest in free agency when the new NFL league year begins Wednesday. Five days ahead of the start of the new league year and free agency, which is set to begin at 4 p.
The Detroit Lions have released starting right tackle Rick Wagner with two years left on a five-year deal he signed entering It also means the team's two big free agent signings on the offensive line of T.
Lang and Wagner are gone. The Cincinnati Bengals and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn officially ended their tumultuous relationship on Friday.
Henry, who turned 25 in December, set single-season career highs in receptions 55 and receiving yards last season.
Thiry: Analysis for every Chargers signing The Chargers have placed the franchise tag on TE Hunter Henry, which ensures that he will remain with the team through the season.
The designation also allows for the Chargers to continue negotiating a long-term contract with Henry, who they have considered a promising tight end to replace future Hall of Fame player Antonio Gates.
The Denver Broncos have used the franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons. Walker, 35, spent the past seven seasons with the Titans but has been limited to a total of eight games over the past two seasons because of an ankle injury and resulting complications.
The Baltimore Ravens officially put the franchise tag on outside linebacker Matthew Judon on Friday, keeping the team's top pass-rusher from hitting free agency.
Baltimore couldn't risk losing Judon. Addressing the pass rush has become an offseason priority for the Ravens after ranking 21st in the league with 37 sacks, their fewest since The free-agent market is set to open Monday with a three-day negotiating period for players with expiring contracts.
Deals can be formalized beginning Wednesday at 4 p. Here is everything you need to know about the market, and the players available. Tennessee could be an attractive landing spot for quarterback Tom Brady if he decides to move on as a free agent after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
They would be adding the quarterback who turns 43 in August and is coming off one of his worst seasons. A closer look at his numbers shows the choice between Brady and Ryan Tannehill isn't as clear-cut as many think.
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