NFL Free-Agent Tracker 2019: Tracking All the Latest Signings
Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is set to headline the 2019 NFL free-agent class after sitting out the 2018 season.
Although several other potential free agents received the franchise tag, including the Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney and the Dallas Cowboys' Demarcus Lawrence, there's still a solid group of players looking for new teams before next fall.
Defensive end Trey Flowers, running back Mark Ingram, wide receiver Golden Tate, quarterbacks Nick Foles and Teddy Bridgewater as well as safeties Earl Thomas, Landon Collins, Adrian Amos and Tyrann Mathieu are among the other notable contributors set to hit the open market.
The NFL offseason became all the more interesting, meanwhile, after top trade target Antonio Brown was dealt to the Oakland Raiders for a third- and fifth-round pick, leaving free agency at the center of all the action.
NFL free agency officially gets underway March 13 at 4 p.m. ET. This article will be updated with all the major signings throughout the offseason.
Bills Sign LaAdrian Waddle to 1 -Year Deal
The Buffalo Bills announced Saturday that they signed offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle to a one-year contract.
Waddle spent the past three seasons with the Patriots and served as a swing tackle, making seven starts and winning two Super Bowls.
In Buffalo, Waddle will likely compete with fellow free-agent signing Ty Nsekhe for the starting job at right tackle.
Tyler Eifert Re-Signs with Bengals on 1-Year Deal
For the second consecutive year, tight end Tyler Eifert will return to the Cincinnati Bengals on a one-year deal as he looks to bounce back from an injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Eifert showed signs of returning to form after a back injury limited him to two games in 2017, as he recorded 15 catches for 179 yards and one touchdown through the first four games of the 2018 campaign.
As has been the case throughout his career, though, Eifert ran into tough luck on the injury front. A broken ankle in Week 4 cut his season short once again. He has yet to play in all 16 regular-season games through the first six years of his career, and he has appeared in more than eight contests just twice in his career.
Eifter, 28, has played in just 14 games since his Pro Bowl season in 2015.
Jaguars Sign LB Jake Ryan
Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Jake Ryan will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Ryan has piled up 213 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in three seasons of action.
Jaguars Sign WR Chris Conley, OL Cedric Ogbuehi
Conley is coming off a season in which he recorded 32 receptions for 334 yards and five touchdowns. Prior to last year, the 6'3", 205-pound wideout had just one career touchdown through his first three seasons.
Ogbuehi, meanwhile, appeared in just two games for the Bengals in 2018 while being a healthy inactive for the majority of the season. The 6'5", 308-pound lineman has experience at both left and right tackle, though he struggled on both sides of the line during his time in Cincinnati, leading to the club declining the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.
According to Pro Football Focus' Austin Gayle, Ogbuehi allowed 78 pressures combined during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Buccaneers Sign OL Earl Watford
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed offensive lineman Earl Watford to a one-year deal, per writer Adam Green.
The 28-year-old played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-2017 before spending last year with the Cleveland Browns. He has made 22 career starts, primarily at guard. Watford has also spent some time at tackle.
The veteran will link up with ex-Cardinals head coach and current Bucs leader Bruce Arians, who led Arizona from 2013-2017.
CB Bryce Callahan Reunites with Bears Coaches in Denver
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan has signed a deal with the Denver Broncos, per Dianna Russini of ESPN. Terms have not yet been disclosed.
Callahan reunites with Vic Fangio and Ed Donatell, the ex-Bears defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, respectively. Fangio is now the Broncos' head coach, with Donatell as his defensive coordinator.
The 27-year-old slot corner had 45 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions in 13 games last season.
Ravens Ink CB Justin Bethel to 2-Year Deal
The Baltimore Ravens announced the signing of cornerback Justin Bethel to a two-year deal.
The three-time Pro Bowler has made his name on special teams. He's also returned three interceptions for touchdowns.
The 28-year-old played his first six seasons for the Arizona Cardinals before heading to the Atlanta Falcons for one year.
Packers Re-Sign WR Geromino Allison for 1 Year
The Green Packers re-signed wideout Geronimo Allison to a one-year deal, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
The 25-year-old played in just five games last year due to injury, finishing with 20 catches for 303 yards and two scores.
Buccaneers Re-Sign CB De'Vante Harris
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have re-signed cornerback De'Vante Harris to a one-year contract.
The 25-year-old had 10 tackles and three passes defensed in 10 games for the Bucs last season. He mostly saw time on special teams.
Oakland Raiders Sign DE Josh Mauro
The Oakland Raiders signed defensive end Josh Mauro to a one-year, $1.4 million deal, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Mauro, 28, has played NFL seasons. He had 28 tackles and a sack in 12 games for the New York Giants last season.
Browns Re-Sign CB Phillip Gaines
The Cleveland Browns re-signed cornerback Phillip Gaines on a one-year deal, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Gaines, who the Browns claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Bills, has played five NFL seasons. He has 138 career tackles and 16 passes defended in 52 games.
49ers Re-Sign LB Mark Nzeocha
Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reported that the San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Mark Nzeocha to a three-year deal.
The 29-year-old, who primarily plays on special teams, had 22 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble last season.
Buccaneers Re-Sign DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches
Defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, the team announced.
The 25-year-old has played four NFL seasons, three with the Kansas City Chiefs and last year with the Bucs. He's accumulated 53 tackles and 1.5 sacks for his career.
Saints Sign DE Mario Edwards Jr. to 2-Year Deal
The New Orleans Saints announced a two-year deal for ex-Oakland Raider and New York Giant defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.
Edwards had 14 tackles, five quarterback hits, two sacks and one forced fumble for the Giants last season. The 24-year-old has played four NFL seasons, amassing 85 tackles and 7.5 sacks.
DT Olsen Pierre Reunites with Ex-Defensive Coordinator on Giants
Former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Olsen Pierre is now a New York Giant, the latter team announced.
The 27-year-old links up with ex-Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher, who is entering his second season leading the Giants' defense.
Pierre amassed 5.5 sacks and 30 tackles in 2017 under Bettcher but only had 12 tackles in 10 games in 2018.
49ers RB Raheem Mostert Returning to San Francisco
Running back Raheem Mostert signed a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to his agent Brett Tessler.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that the contract has an overall value of $8.7 million, with $3 million in guarantees. Mostert can also reportedly earn an additional $1 million based on incentives.
Mostert rushed for 261 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries last season and showed a penchant for explosive runs. San Francisco is his seventh NFL stop since signing as an undrafted free agent for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
Eagles Re-Sign CB Ronald Darby
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is going back to the City of Brotherly Love on a one-year, $8.5 million contract, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The 25-year-old played two seasons for the Buffalo Bills before being traded to Philadelphia, where he's defended 21 passes and picked off four passes in 17 games. A dislocated ankle in 2017 and a torn ACL in 2018 have forced him to miss 15 regular-season contests and the Eagles' two 2018 playoff games.
Bears Sign Ex-Falcons WR Marvin Hall
The Chicago Bears announced the one-year signing of ex-Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Marvin Hall.
The 25-year-old caught 12 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns for Atlanta in two seasons. He also returned 26 kicks for a 23.7-yard return average.
Adrian Phillips Re-Signs with Chargers After All-Pro Special Teams Campaign
Los Angeles Chargers safety Adrian Phillips is back for one more year, the team announced.
Phillips, 26, garnered 2018 All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors for his work on special teams, but he also made waves in the secondary as well.
For the season, he amassed 94 tackles and nine passes defended for the 12-4 Bolts.
Broncos OLB Shaquill Barrett Heads to Buccaneers
Linebacker Shaquill Barrett inked a one-year, $5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The 26-year-old accumulated 14.0 sacks in 61 games for the Broncos, primarily as a backup.
Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie Unretires, Signs with Washington
Veteran cornerback Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie, who played 11 NFL seasons before retiring last year, is coming back to play for Washington, the team announced.
The 32-year-old played seven games for the Oakland Raiders last season, amassing eight tackles with the little playing time he received. The two-time Pro Bowler has 30 career interceptions, six of which have been returned for touchdowns.
TE Jeff Heuerman Returns to Denver
The Broncos are returning tight end Jeff Heuerman to the mix, the team announced.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the four-year veteran is back for two years and $9 million.
The 26-year-old caught 31 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games before suffering three broken ribs and a bruised lung against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 25. He missed the remainder of the season.
Jaguars Sign TE Geoff Swaim
The Jacksonville Jaguars made the signing of ex-Dallas Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim official on Friday.
The four-year tight end, who Dallas drafted in the seventh round, is coming off his best statistical year thanks to 26 receptions for 242 yards and a touchdown. His season ended prematurely after suffering a fractured bone in his wrist at the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 18.
Bengals Add to Offensive Line with G John Miller
Former Buffalo Bills offensive guard John Miller is now a Cincinnati Bengal.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that Miller signed a three-year, $16.5 million to leave Buffalo for the Queen City.
Miller, 25, has started 47 games for the Bills over the past four seasons.
CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun Signs with Houston Texans
Cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who played his first three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, has signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Houston Texans according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Boddy-Calhoun's three interceptions all occurred during his rookie year. He amassed a career-high 56 tackles last season.
K Chandler Catanzaro Reunites with Jets
Kicker Chandler Catanzaro is officially returning to the New York Jets.
The 28-year-old, who spent his first three years with the Arizona Cardinals, kicked for Gang Green in 2017. He made 25 of 30 field goals and all 29 of his extra points before inking a multi-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Struggles in Florida led to his release before the Carolina Panthers picked him up to replace the injured Graham Gano. Catanzaro went 16-of-20 on field goals and 30-of-35 on extra points.
CB B.W. Webb Lands Three-Year Contract with Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals inked cornerback B.W. Webb to a three-year deal on Friday.
Webb amassed 59 tackles, six passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and a sack for the New York Giants last season.
The 28-year-old will reunite with new Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, who coached the Giants' defensive backs last year.
Cardinals Add WR Kevin White
The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of former Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White to a one-year deal on Friday.
White, who the Bears drafted seventh overall in 2015, has been held to just 14 games due to injury. He has caught 25 passes for 285 yards for his career.
J.J. Nelson Joins Revamped Raiders WR Corps
The Oakland Raiders announced Friday they signed wide receiver J.J. Nelson.
Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have spent this offseason rebuilding their receiving corps for 2019. The additions of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams gave them two dynamic starters on the outside.
Nelson will be able to use his speed to go over the top when defenses focus all their attention on Brown and Williams. The 26-year-old averaged at least 16.7 yards per receptions in each of his first three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals from 2015-17.
Browns Add Kendall Lamm to Offensive Line Mix
Lamm spent the previous four seasons with the Houston Texans.
After trading Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants as part of the Odell Beckham Jr. deal, the Browns were likely looking for more depth in the trenches.
Lamm went from being an undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State in 2015 to starting a career-high 13 games last season. His 75.2 pass-blocking grade in 2018 ranked 32nd out of 69 qualified starters, per Pro Football Focus.
CB Brian Poole Signs with Jets
Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brian Poole has signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Poole is coming off a season in which he recorded career highs in tackles (74), interceptions (three) and sacks (three) while adding six pass breakups.
Per Pro Football Focus' Mike Johnson, Poole recorded a 96.7 passer rating allowed last year. His 23 quarterback pressures since 2016 rank third among all cornerbacks.
Teddy Bridgewater Turns Down 'Bigger Deal' from Dolphins to Remain with Saints
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Bridgewater signed a one-year deal worth $7.5 million, though he could earn up to $12.5 million based on incentives.
Bridgewater made five appearances for New Orleans in 2018 after arriving in a preseason trade, completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 118 yards, one touchdown and one interception. All but one of his pass attempts (an incompletion) came during a Week 17 start as the Saints rested Brees for the playoffs.
Slater noted that Bridgewater values the Saints' locker room culture and has his sights set on being Brees' successor.
Giants Sign Pass-Rusher Markus Golden Following Vernon Trade
Markus Golden has signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Financial terms were not immediately known.
Golden is coming off a season in which he recorded 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two pass breakups in 11 games. The 2015 second-round pick piled up 16.5 sacks in his first two seasons in the league, including a career-high 12.5 in 2016.
49ers Boost Receiving Corps with Jordan Matthews Signing
The San Francisco 49ers have signed veteran receiver Jordan Matthews, the team announced on Thursday.
Terms of the contract were not initially made public.
After being released by the New England Patriots following a preseason hamstring injury, Matthews recorded 20 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns in his second stint with the Philadelphia Eagles.. His 15.0 yards per reception established a new career high.
Patriots Bolster Run Defense by Signing Mike Pennel
Former New York Jets defensive tackle Mike Pennel has agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to the Providence Journal's Mark Daniels.
Financial terms of the contract were not immediately known.
Per Pro Football Focus' Ben Cooper, Pennel piled up a career-high 19 run stops in 2018 while also making first contact on 23 running plays. His 87.1 PFF grade was tied for No. 17 among interior defensive linemen.
Pennel should help the Patriots overcome the departure of defensive Malcolm Brown, who NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.
Giants Add Golden Tate Following Odell Beckham Jr. Trade
Schefter noted the contract includes $23 million in guaranteed money.
The former Pro Bowl wideout split time between the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, hauling in 74 catches for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 15 combined games. He had 278 yards and one score in eight games with the Eagles, plus 64 yards and a touchdown in two postseason contests.
Giants Re-Sign Antonio Hamilton
DE Alex Okafor Expected to Land in KC
Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs on a three-year deal worth up to $24 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Okafor has 22 career sacks in six NFL seasons, including four in New Orleans last year.
Patriots Add Depth to Receiving Corps with Bruce Ellington Signing
Bruce Ellington has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The 27-year-old wideout split time between the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions last season, recording 31 receptions for 224 yards and one touchdown in seven games.
New England marks his fourth team in his five years in the NFL.
Terrence Brooks Stays Inside AFC East, Joins Patriots
Former New York Jets safety Terrence Brooks has signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Brooks appeared in all 16 games for the first time in his five-year career in 2018, recording 10 total tackles and one pass breakup.
Jason Verrett, 49ers Agree to 1-Year Contract
Cornerback Jason Verrett signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Verrett is a one-time Pro Bowler who was once among the NFL's top corners when healthy. He has appeared in just five games over the past three seasons, however, and missed all of 2018 with the Los Angeles Chargers due to a torn Achilles.
Malcom Brown, Saints Agree to Deal
The New Orleans Saints and defensive lineman Malcom Brown reportedly agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Brown spent the first four seasons of his career with the New England Patriots after they selected him in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. He won two Super Bowls in New England and is likely to be a starting defensive tackle in New Orleans.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Sign with Bears
The Chicago Bears reportedly strengthened their already talented secondary Thursday by signing safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears and Clinton-Dix agreed to a one-year deal.
Clinton-Dix is a one-time Pro Bowler who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Green Bay Packers before getting traded to the Washington Redskins last season.
D.J. Fluker to Re-Sign with Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly set to bring back guard D.J. Fluker on a two-year deal, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Garafolo noted that the Seahawks are re-signing Fluker in addition to signing guard Mike Iupati.
Fluker, who entered the NFL as a first-round offensive tackle, appeared in 10 games and made nine starts for Seattle at guard last season.
Seahawks to Beef Up Offensive Line with Mike Iupati
The Seattle Seahawks have long had a suspect offensive line, but they attempted to fortify it Thursday by reportedly signing guard Mike Iupati.
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Iupati and the Seahawks agreed to a one-year deal.
The 31-year-old veteran is a four-time Pro Bowler who spent the past four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He missed six games due to injury last season and played in only one game the previous season.
Eli Rogers Set to Re-Sign with Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly re-signed wide receiver Eli Rogers to a one-year contract Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The 26-year-old Rogers appeared in just three games last season due to injury, but he could have a much larger role in the offense in 2019 following the trade of Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders.
Tavon Austin to Re-Sign with Cowboys
Ryan Griffin to Re-Sign with Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Ryan Griffin reportedly agreed to a two-year, $2.9 million contract on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Although Griffin has been with the Bucs since 2015, he has never attempted a pass in a regular-season game. He is currently penciled in as Jameis Winston's primary backup in 2019 unless the Bucs sign or draft another quarterback.
K.J. Wright Says He's Re-Signing with Seahawks
Linebacker K.J. Wright told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday that he is re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks on a two-year deal worth up to $15 million.
The 29-year-old Wright has spent his entire, eight-year NFL career with the Seahawks. He was a Pro Bowler in 2016 and is coming off a season that saw him miss all but five games due to injury. Before last season, Wright had four straight campaigns with 100 or more tackles.
Jets Announce Re-Signing of Steve McLendon
The New York Jets announced Thursday that they re-signed veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon.
McLendon, 33, has spent the past three seasons with the Jets, and he has 70 combined tackles over his last two campaigns. He figures to be the starting nose tackle again next season in New York's 3-4 defense.
Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Ex-Jaguars WR Donte Moncrief to 2-Year Deal
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed ex-Jacksonville Jaguars wideout Donte Moncrief to a two-year contract, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Moncrief, 25, caught 48 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns for the Jags last season. Prior to his Jacksonville campaign, he snagged 152 passes for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns in four years with the Indianapolis Colts.
The five-year veteran figure to form a new pass-catching trio alongside No. 1 wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster and second-year wide receiver James Washington.
Cleveland Browns Sign Ex-Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris
The Cleveland Browns inked ex-Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris to a two-year, $6 million contract with $3.25 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The 27-year-old caught 12 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games as the Chiefs' No. 2 tight end last season. He caught just 48.0 percent of his targets.
Harris joins a loaded Browns offense that just acquired superstar wideout Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants. The new tight end should slot behind starter David Njoku on the depth chart.
Patriots Re-Sign WR Phillip Dorsett to 1-Year Contract
The New England Patriots re-signed wideout Phillip Dorsett to a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The 26-year-old caught 32 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns last season. He also snagged two touchdown passes in the playoffs, including a 29-yard score in a 38-31 AFC Championship Game win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 5'10", 192-pound wideout is entering his fourth season.
Former Jets Return Man Andre Roberts Signing with Bills
The Buffalo Bills have signed former New York Jets returner Andre Roberts to a deal, per Dianna Russini of ESPN. Terms were not disclosed.
The 31-year-old led the league with 14.1 yards per punt return and 1,174 kickoff return yards. He also scored a punt-return and kick-return touchdowns.
Roberts was given Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors for his efforts.
Packers Re-Sign TE Marcedes Lewis
The Green Bay Packers re-signed reserve tight end Marcedes Lewis to a one-year deal, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Lewis was third on the tight end depth chart behind Jimmy Graham and Lance Kendricks in 2018. The 34-year-old, who has played 13 NFL seasons, caught three passes for 39 yards.
The veteran has 33 career touchdowns, including a career-high 10 in 2010.
49ers Re-Sign DB Jimmie Ward to 1-Year Deal
The San Francisco 49ers re-signed defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year, $5 million contract, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Ward had 24 tackles in nine games for the 49ers last season. Injuries have forced him to miss 29 of 80 games during his five-year career.
He was drafted 30th overall in 2014 and knocked down a career-high 12 passes in 2016.
49ers Sign Former Falcons RB Tevin Coleman to 2-Year Deal
The San Francisco 49ers inked former Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman to a two-year, $10 million contract, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The 25-year-old Coleman amassed 1,076 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns last year. He was primarily the Falcons' No. 1 back with regular starter Devonta Freeman playing only two games because of injury.
Coleman joins a crowded 49ers backfield that also includes Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon.
Buccaneers Re-Sign RB Peyton Barber to 1-Year Deal
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber is returning to the team on a one-year deal, per Buccaneers.com senior editor/writer Scott Smith. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The 25-year-old led Tampa Bay with 871 rushing yards and five scores on the ground. He's entering his fourth NFL season.
LB Neville Hewitt Re-Signs with Jets for 1 Year
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the New York Jets re-signed inside linebacker Neville Hewitt to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The 25-year-old Hewitt had 39 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 16 games for the Jets last season. He's primarily a reserve but started the team's last four games in place of the suspended Darron Lee.
Cowboys Re-Sign OT Cameron Fleming
The Dallas Cowboys re-signed reserve offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that Fleming agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract.
The 26-year-old Fleming started three games at tackle for the Cowboys last season and provides "quality depth," as noted by Marcus Mosher of Locked on Cowboys.
LB Mychal Kendricks Re-Signs with Seahawks on 1-Year Deal
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that the Seattle Seahawks re-signed linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Kendricks only played four games last season and accumulated 19 tackles and two sacks. He was suspended for eight of his 12 games missed after pleading guilty to insider trading charges. Kevin Patra of NFL.com provided more details:
"The linebacker was cut by the Browns in August after he and co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud. He signed with the Seahawks shortly before he pleaded guilty to the charges. Kendricks was reinstated in December.
"Kendricks' sentencing hearing for his insider trading case is scheduled for April 4. Felony insider trading carries a penalty up to 25 years in prison. It's possible Kendricks could get a lesser sentence that might allow him to play in 2019."
Kendricks played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2012 to 2017, earning a career-high 113 tackles in 2013.
Chargers Re-Sign NT Brandon Mebane to 2-Year Deal
The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed nose tackle Brandon Mebane to a two-year deal.
The 34-year-old played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2007 to 2015 before landing with the Bolts in 2016. He started 12 games last year and racked up 40 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. His four games missed were to deal with a family emergency.
Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register called Mebane an "important veteran voice in the locker room."
Bears Bring Back G/C Ted Larsen on 1-Year Deal
Larry Mayer of the Chicago Bears' official team website reported that Miami Dolphins guard/center Ted Larsen is returning to the Windy City on a one-year deal.
Larsen played 16 games for the Bears in 2016 and made 13 starts for the Fins last year at left guard. He should provide strong depth for the interior line.
Browns Agree to Terms with Former Buccaneers LB Adarius Taylor
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adarius Taylor agreed to a two-year deal worth $5 million ($2.55 million guaranteed) with the Cleveland Browns.
Per Cabot, Taylor has played middle linebacker, strong-side linebacker and on special teams but should "challenge for time at weak-side linebacker." The 28-year-old amassed 60 tackles last season, with 10 starts in 15 games.
Washington Agrees to 2-Year Deal with RB Adrian Peterson
"I feel like we made some good moves to get to where we are trying to go," Peterson said.
The 12-year pro amassed 1,250 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns. He was the No. 1 back in place of rookie Derrius Guice, who suffered a torn ACL in the preseason and missed the entire 2018 campaign.
Washington signed Peterson to act as a stopgap, but the two could be sharing backfield duties alongside third-down/pass-catching back Chris Thompson next year.
Panthers Re-Sign OT Daryl Williams
The Carolina Panthers re-signed offensive tackle Daryl Williams to a one-year deal worth approximately $6 million, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.
The 26-year-old Williams played only one game last year but only played in Week 1 after suffering a right knee injury versus the Dallas Cowboys. He had suffered a broken right knee cap and torn MCL in training camp.
Williams started all 16 games at right tackle for the Panthers in 2017. Per Pro Football Focus, he ranked third among all tackles in the league with a 86.5 grade.
Tyrell Williams Set to Sign with Raiders
The Oakland Raiders continued to improve their receiving corps Wednesday by agreeing to a deal with former Los Angeles Chargers wideout Tyrell Williams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Williams will join Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Terms of Williams' deal were not immediately available.
Colts Agree to Re-Sign Pierre Desir
The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly set to re-sign cornerback Pierre Desir, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter noted that Desir and the Colts agreed to a three-year, $25 million contract.
Desir is coming off a career year that saw him appear in all 16 games (12 starts) and register 79 tackles, eight passes defended and one interception.
Seahawks Set to Add Pro Bowl Kicker Jason Myers
The Seattle Seahawks are hoping they have solved their kicking woes by reportedly coming to terms with Jason Myers.
According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Seahawks and Myers agreed to a four-year deal worth between $15 million and $16 million.
Myers was a Pro Bowler with the New York Jets last season, and he will replace the aging Sebastian Janikowski in Seattle.
Cann to Re-Sign with Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly keeping a key part of their offensive line in guard A.J. Cann.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Cann and the Jags agreed to a three-year deal worth just over $15 million. Cann spent the first four years of his NFL career in Jacksonville and appeared in 60 of a possible 64 games, making 59 starts.
Tyrod Taylor to Sign with Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers reportedly found a quality backup for quarterback Philip Rivers in the form of Tyrod Taylor.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Taylor and the Chargers agreed to a two-year contract. Taylor will reunite with former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, who is L.A.'s head coach.
Taylor played sparingly behind rookie Baker Mayfield last season with the Cleveland Browns, but he was a three-year starter before that with the Bills and is a one-time Pro Bowler.
Jason McCourty Agrees to New Deal with Patriots
After winning a Super Bowl together last season, the McCourty brothers are set to make another run at it with the New England Patriots next season.
According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Pats and cornerback Jason McCourty agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday.
That means he will stay in the fold alongside twin brother and safety Devin McCourty, who has spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Patriots.
Olawale Set to Re-Sign with Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys reportedly struck a deal to bring back lead-blocking fullback Jamize Olawale for the next three seasons.
According to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, the three-year contract is worth $5.4 million.
Mark Ingram to Sign with Ravens
After conflicting reports regarding their interest in Le'Veon Bell before he agreed to terms with the New York Jets, the Baltimore Ravens have their man at running back.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini, the Ravens and Mark Ingram agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal on Wednesday.
Ingram will assume the top spot on Baltimore's depth chart and form a potentially dominant rushing combination with quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Earl Thomas to Sign 4-Year Deal with Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens strengthened their already stout defense Wednesday by reportedly agreeing to a contract with veteran safety Earl Thomas.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the four-year deal is worth $55 million with $32 million guaranteed. Thomas will reportedly make $22 million in the first nine months of the contract.
Baltimore will be Thomas' second NFL team after he spent the first nine years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks.
Wil Lutz Re-Signs with Saints for 5 Years
The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday that they signed restricted free-agent kicker Wil Lutz to a new, five-year contract.
According to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett, Lutz's agency called the contract an "NFL record deal for a place-kicker," although the Saints did not immediately release financial terms.
Brandon Bolden to Rejoin Patriots
After spending last season with the Miami Dolphins, running back and special teamer Brandon Bolden agreed to a two-year deal to return to the New England Patriots on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Before getting released by New England prior to last season and joining the Dolphins, Bolden spent the first six seasons of his career with the Pats.
Breshad Perriman to Join Buccaneers on 1-Year, Prove-It Deal
After parting ways with DeSean Jackson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope they have found their new deep threat by reportedly signing wideout Breshad Perriman.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns and Perriman agreed to back out of an agreed-upon deal after Cleveland acquired Odell Beckham Jr. in a trade with the New York Giants. As a result, Tampa reportedly signed Perriman to a one-year, $4 million contract.
Henry Anderson to Re-Sign with Jets
After Anthony Barr backed out of an agreed-upon deal to return to the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Jets reportedly addressed their need for a pass-rusher by re-signing Henry Anderson.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets agreed to a three-year, $25.2 million deal with Anderson after he registered a career-high and team-leading seven sacks last season.
J.R. Sweezy to Sign with Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals and guard J.R. Sweezy reportedly agreed to a two-year contract on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Sweezy spent five of the past six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before making the move within the NFC West to fortify Arizona's offensive line.
Matt Paradis, Panthers Agree to 3-Year Deal
The Carolina Panthers moved quickly to find their replacement for longtime center Ryan Kalil, who retired at the end of the 2018 season.
Carolina came to terms on a three-year $27 million contract with one of the top centers in free agency in the form of Matt Paradis, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The former Denver Bronco was by far the best option at center after the Buffalo Bills agreed with Mitch Morse, and Carolina ensured that it will continue to be strong at one of the offensive line's most crucial spots.
Antoine Bethea Set to Join Giants
After allowing Landon Collins to sign with the Washington Redskins in free agency, the New York Giants added a veteran presence at safety Tuesday by agreeing to a two-year deal with Antoine Bethea, according to Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com.
By losing Collins, trading for Jabrill Peppers and signing Bethea, the Giants will have a brand new safety combo next season as they look to bounce back from a 5-11 campaign.
Le’Veon Bell Announces Jets as New Team on Mixtape
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Bell will sign a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the New York Jets.
He is one of the most talented running backs in the league as a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, but he sat out the 2018 season due to a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Titans Sign 5-Time Pro Bowler Cameron Wake
On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Tennessee Titans signed defensive end Cameron Wake to a three-year deal worth $23 million with $10 million in guaranteed money.
Wake is a five-time Pro Bowler who tallied double-digit sacks as recently as 2017 for the Miami Dolphins. He posted six sacks last year.
Steelers Bolster Secondary with Steven Nelson
On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Steven Nelson to a three-year deal worth $25.5 million.
Nelson finished with four interceptions last season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cardinals Add Brett Hundley to Quarterback Room
On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback Brett Hundley to a one-year, $2 million deal that can be worth up to $3 million with incentives.
Hundley played 11 games for the Green Bay Packers in the 2017 season and completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,836 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Bears Sign Cordarrelle Patterson to 2-Year Deal
On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Chicago Bears signed wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network noted the deal is for two years and $10 million with $5 million of the money guaranteed.
Patterson has played for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots in his career and is a versatile playmaker who has served as a wide receiver, running back and kick returner with 23 total touchdowns.
Bengals Keep Preston Brown
On Tuesday, Dianna Russini of ESPN reported the Cincinnati Bengals re-signed linebacker Preston Brown.
Ryan Talbot of NYup.com noted the deal was for three years and worth as much as $21 million if he reaches incentives.
Brown appeared in seven games for the Bengals in 2018 and posted 42 total tackles and two interceptions.
Chiefs Bolster LB Depth with Damien Wilson
On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Damien Wilson.
According to Matt Verderame of Fansided, the deal was for two years and $5.6 million with the guaranteed money coming in the first season.
Wilson played all 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys in each of the last four seasons.
Deone Bucannon Joins Former Coach on Buccaneers
On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a one-year contract with safety Deone Bucannon.
Bucannon played under Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians on the Arizona Cardinals, where he suited up from 2014 through 2018 and tallied as many as 112 total tackles (2015) in a season.
Titans Signing OL Rodger Saffold to 4-Year Deal
On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Tennessee Titans will sign offensive lineman Rodger Saffold to a four-year deal worth $44 million with $22.5 million in guaranteed money.
Saffold has been with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams every year of his career since they drafted him in the second round in 2010. He appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the NFC champions during the 2018 campaign.
Texans Add Bradley Roby to the Secondary
On Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reported the Houston Texans signed cornerback Bradley Roby to a one-year deal worth $10 million.
Roby has been with the Denver Broncos since they selected him in the first round of the 2014 draft, and he has seven interceptions in five seasons.
LB Anthony Barr Reverses Course, Spurns Jets to Return to Vikings
One day after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Anthony Barr would sign with the New York Jets, the linebacker has had a change of heart and will remain with the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $67.5 million over five years and can max out at $77.5 million with incentives. The deal reportedly includes $33 million in guarantees.
Many thought New York would add a pass-rusher either in the draft or free agency. The Jets finished 21st in the NFL in adjusted sack rate, according to Football Outsiders, and their 39 sacks tied for 16th.
While it appeared Barr (13.5 career sacks) would provide a boost in the Big Apple, the Jets will have to look elsewhere.
Thomas Davis Finds New Home in LA
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the deal is worth $10.5 million over two years and $5.25 million in guaranteed money. There is also a $1 million roster bonus that triggers in March 2020.
Davis announced in January that the Panthers had informed him they would be moving in a different direction in 2019. As a result, the three-time Pro Bowler had a chance to test the open market.
Davis, who turns 36 on March 22, piled up 79 tackles, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups in 2018.
DeVante Parker Stays in South Beach with New 2-Year Deal
DeVante Parker and the Miami Dolphins have come to terms on a two-year, $13 million contract in a deal that will replace the wideout's $9.4 million fifth-year option for 2019, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Jackson noted the contract has a base value of $10 million and could reach $13 million if Parker reaches all his incentives.
Drafted 14th overall in 2015, Parker got off to a promising start in his career but has seen his numbers decline amid injury woes. He is coming off a season in which he recorded career lows in receptions (24), yards (309) and touchdowns (one; tied with 2017).
Parker ran into issues with former coach Adam Gase, but the hiring of Brian Flores seemingly increased the odds of a return.
Latavius Murray Provides Saints with Mark Ingram Replacement
The New Orleans Saints are signing former Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray to a four-year, $14.4 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sharing the backfield with Dalvin Cook, Murray put up 578 yards on 4.1 yards per carry and found the end zone six times last year. He also proved he could catch passes out of the backfield, recording 22 catches for 141 yards.
Running back was an area of need for New Orleans, as Mark Ingram has the opportunity to explore the open market.
Buffalo Continues to Boost Receiving Corps with Cole Beasley Signing
After reaching terms with ex-Baltimore Ravens receiver John Brown on Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills have reportedly agreed to a deal with former Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Beasley will sign a four-year, $29 million contract with the Bills, a deal that includes $14.4 million in guaranteed money. Garafolo noted Beasley will receive $17 million in the first two years.
Beasley went undrafted in 2012 but made a name for himself in Dallas and spent the first seven years of his career with the Cowboys. He hauled in 65 catches for 672 yards and three touchdowns in 2018.
Bills Add Deep Threat by Signing John Brown
Receiver John Brown has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with the Buffalo Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Brown spent the first four years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Baltimore Ravens last year. In his lone season in Baltimore, he hauled in 42 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns while helping the Ravens win the AFC North.
Packers Spend on Offense, Add OL Billy Turner
After making numerous splashes on the defensive side of the football, the Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement with former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Billy Turner.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Turner will sign a four-year, $28 million deal that carries a maximum value of $29.5 million.
Jordan Hicks Lands in Arizona
Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks intends to sign a four-year, $36 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport added that the deal includes $20 million in guarantees.
A third-round pick in 2015, Hicks spent the first four years of his career in Philadelphia. The 26-year-old posted career highs in both tackles (91) and sacks (three) last year.
Jesse James Receives Multiyear Deal from Lions
Former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James has agreed to a four-year, $25 million deal with the Detroit Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport noted the contract includes $11 million in guaranteed money.
The 24-year-old James set a career high with 423 receiving yards in 2018 on 30 receptions, adding two touchdowns.
Packers' Defensive Makeover Continues with Preston Smith Signing
The Green Bay Packers are expected to sign former Washington pass-rusher Preston Smith, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky (via Adam Schefter).
Josina Anderson of ESPN added that the deal is worth $52 million over four years with $16 million fully guaranteed at signing.
Smith totaled 53 tackles, four sacks, one interception and one fumble-recovery touchdown in the nation's capital in 2018.
This comes after Green Bay reportedly reached deals with defensive end Za'Darius Smith and safety Adrian Amos.
Jaguars Sign Tashaun Gipson After Losing Honey Badger
Former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson will sign with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini (via Adam Schefter).
Details of the reported contract were not immediately released.
Gipson recorded 54 combined tackles, one interception and seven pass breakups in 16 games for Jacksonville in 2018. The Jaguars pass defense ranked second in the NFL.
The move comes one day after former Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu signed a three-year, $42 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, per Schefter.
Green Bay Continues to Bolster Defense by Signing Adrian Amos
Former Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos has agreed to a four-year, $37 million deal with the Green Bay Packers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport noted Amos will receive $21 million in the first two years.
Amos recorded 73 total tackles, one sack and two interceptions in 2018.
Packers Make Early Splash by Landing Za'Darius Smith
The Green Bay Packers have begun to address the defensive side of the football by reaching a deal with former Baltimore Ravens edge-rusher Za'Darius Smith.
According to SportsTrust Advisors, the contract is worth $66 million over four years and includes a $20 million signing bonus. Smith will receive $34.5 million in the first two years.
Browns Continue to Bolster Defense with Sheldon Richardson Signing
Having played for three different teams over the past three seasons, veteran defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson appears to have found himself a place to settle in.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Richardson is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns when free agency opens Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Richardson piled up 49 combined tackles, 4.5 sacks and 16 quarterback hits in his lone season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018.
Last week, Cleveland reportedly agreed to acquire pass-rusher Olivier Vernon from the New York Giants.
Jets Expected to Lure C.J. Mosley Away from Baltimore with Big Money
One day after reportedly landing former Minnesota Viking Anthony Barr, the New York Jets have reportedly continued the overhaul of their linebacking corps.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that ex-Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley is expected to sign a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets, with $51 million guaranteed.
According to the New York Post's Brian Costello, the $17 million average annual value is the most given to an inside linebacker.
Mosley is coming off a season in which he was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, piling up 105 combined tackles, 0.5 sacks and five pass breakups. His AFC North-clinching interception in Week 17 was the cherry on top.
Raiders Continue Big Spending by Adding Lamarcus Joyner
The Oakland Raiders have been spending money like it's going out of style this offseason. Their shopping spree continued Monday with Lamarcus Joyner.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Oakland agreed to a four-year deal with the veteran safety.
Joyner finished 2018 with 78 combined tackles, one sack, one interception and three passes defended in 15 games for the Rams.
Broncos Find No. 2 Corner in Kareem Jackson
In general, the secondary was a giant area of weakness for the Broncos in 2018. They allowed 245.6 yards per game through the air (20th) and ranked fourth in pass defense DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average), per Football Outsiders.
Denver did need to add an experienced cornerback opposite Chris Harris Jr., and Kareem Jackson will fill that void.
The Broncos agreed with Jackson on a three-year, $33 million deal, with $23 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Devin Funchess Heads to Colts on 1-Year Deal
For the most part, Devin Funchess has failed to fulfill his potential since the Carolina Panthers selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft.
In that sense, taking a short-term prove-it contract makes sense for Funchess. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported he'll join the Indianapolis Colts on a one-year, $13 million deal.
Funchess caught 44 passes for 549 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games with the Panthers in 2018.
Tyrann Mathieu to Bolster Porous Chiefs Secondary
The Kansas City Chiefs might have won a Super Bowl in 2018 were it not for a defense that was among the NFL's worst.
The Chiefs ranked 26th in defensive efficiency, per Football Outsiders. They were particularly bad against the pass, allowing an average of 273.4 yards per game through the air.
Kansas City attempted to address that weakness by signing one of the top safeties on the free agent market. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal with Tyrann Mathieu.
Buster Skrine Agrees to Deal with Bears
Buster Skrine didn't have a noteworthy 2018, finishing with 58 combined tackles, 0.5 sacks and eight passes defended. For the first time since 2012, he failed to intercept at least one pass.
The Chicago Bears plan to sign Skrine anyway, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager. Garafolo speculated the move likely spells the end of Bryce Callahan in the Windy City.
Callahan is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Mike Davis Adds to Crowded Bears Backfield
CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported in February the Chicago Bears were shopping veteran running back Jordan Howard to other teams.
Chicago's business Monday will do little to quiet the speculation regarding Howard's future with the team. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears will sign Mike Davis.
Davis ran for 514 yards adn four touchdowns on 112 carries with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. While Davis doesn't have experience as a team's primary ball-carrier, his arrival could potentially pave the way for Howard's departure, with Tarik Cohen then assuming a larger role in the running game.
Bills Solidify Interior of Line with Addition of Mitch Morse
The Buffalo Bills ranked 30th in adjusted line yards and 23rd in adjusted sack rate in 2018, according to Football Outsiders.
Upgrading the offensive line was a top priority for the Bills, and they did just that by landing veteran center Mitch Morse. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Morse will sign with Buffalo, with the full details of his contract unclear.
Morse, a second-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015, started 49 games over four years in Kansas City.
Adam Humphries Cashes in After Career Year
The Tennessee Titans were 29th in passing offense in 2018, averaging 185.9 yards per game through the air.
They remedied that problem somewhat Monday, agreeing to a four-year, $36 million deal with Adam Humphries, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero.
Humphries had 76 receptions for 816 yards and five touchdowns in 2018, all of which were personal bests. He finished 26th among qualified wideouts in DYAR (defense-adjusted yards above replacement), per Football Outsiders.
Terrell Suggs 'Expected' to Sign with Cardinals
Terrell Suggs spent his first 16 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He won't make it to 17 in 2019.
CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported Monday that Suggs had informed the Ravens he wasn't going to re-sign with the team. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport followed up to report the Arizona Cardinals "are expected to" sign Suggs.
ESPN's Adam Schefter added that Suggs will sign a one-year, $7 million deal.
Suggs had 34 combined tackles and seven sacks this past year. He and Chandler Jones will form a devastating tandem off the edge for the Cardinals.
Tyler Kroft Agrees to Three-Year Deal with Bills
Mike McCartney, the agent representing veteran tight end Tyler Kroft, confirmed his client will sign a three-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the contract is worth at least $18.75 million and could climb to $21 million if Kroft reaches all of the incentives.
It's not a bad payout for a player who saw a foot injury end his 2018 campaign after five games.
Jets Round out Passing Game with Jamison Crowder
The New York Jets re-signed Quincy Enunwa to an extension in December, while Robby Anderson is entering the final year of his contract.
The team's receiving corps appears to be set for 2019 after NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the Jets agreed to terms on a three-year, $28.5 million deal.
Injuries limited Crowder to nine games this past season. He caught 29 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns.
Frank Gore Staying in AFC East, Heading to Buffalo
Frank Gore will turn 36 in May, an age that is practically ancient for an NFL running back. That didn't stop the Buffalo Bills from agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal with the five-time Pro Bowler, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Gore appeared in 14 games for the Miami Dolphins in 2018, running for 722 yards—the fewest since his rookie season. He remained an effective runner, though, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
Kenny Vaccaro Staying in Music City
Last August, Kenny Vaccaro settled on a one-year, $1.5 million offer from the Tennessee Titans following his departure from the New Orleans Saints.
Vaccaro finished the 2018 season with 58 combined tackles, two sacks, one interception and four passes defended. He parlayed a strong year with the Titans into a four-year, $26 million deal to stay in Tennessee, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Bengals Raise Eyebrows with Bobby Hart Deal
Bobby Hart started every game for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018, his first year with the team after the New York Giants waived him in February 2018.
The Bengals apparently liked what they saw from Hart because they agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the fourth-year tackle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell summed up the prevailing sentiment toward the move when he gave the Bengals a D-minus grade. Barnwell noted Hart allowed 11.5 sacks and committed 14 penalties, the latter of which were fourth-highest in the NFL.
Nick Foles Agrees to Deal with Jaguars, Replacing Blake Bortles
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in February the Jacksonville Jaguars were leading the race to sign Nick Foles. After Monday, it's not hard to see why Jacksonville was in pole position.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Foles will sign a four-year deal worth $88 million. The value could climb as high as $102 million. According to Schefter, Foles will receive a little over $50.1 million guaranteed.
Not surprisingly, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Jaguars will release Blake Bortles, who lost the starting job midway through the 2018 season. Cutting Bortles before June 1 would mean saving $4.5 million but adding $16.5 million to the salary cap in dead money, per Over the Cap.
C.J. Uzomah Returning to Bengals for 3 Years
On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the Cincinnati Bengals will re-sign tight end C.J. Uzomah for three years and $18 million.
Uzomah set career-highs across the board in 2018 with 43 catches for 439 yards and three touchdowns.
Trey Flowers Reunites with Matt Patricia on Lions
On Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported defensive end Trey Flowers will sign with the Detroit Lions.
Field Yates of ESPN noted the deal will be "massive" and around $16 to $17 million per year.
Flowers was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots and will have the chance to reunite with former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who is the head coach in Detroit.
Landon Collins to Redskins After Departure from Giants
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Monday that Washington will sign safety Landon Collins to a head-turning six-year, $84 million contract.
This comes after the New York Giants didn’t give him the franchise tag and allowed him to hit free agency despite his status as one of the team’s best defenders since it selected him with a second-round pick in the 2015 draft.
Collins is a three-time Pro Bowler who surpassed 100 total tackles in three of his first four years in the league.
Lions to Make Justin Coleman Highest-Paid Nickel CB in League
On Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the Detroit Lions were "closing in on a deal" with nickel cornerback Justin Coleman.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the contract is for four years and $36 million, which makes him the highest-paid nickel cornerback in the league.
Coleman played the last two seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and tallied a career-best 55 total tackles in 2018.
Kwon Alexander Signs 4-Year Deal with 49ers
On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the San Francisco 49ers will sign linebacker Kwon Alexander to a four-year, $54 million contract.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the deal features $27 million in guaranteed money.
Alexander played just six games in 2018 due to a torn ACL, but he was a Pro Bowler in 2017 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and tallied 145 total tackles, three sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2016.
Jason Peters Remaining with the Eagles
The Eagles announced Monday they signed offensive tackle Jason Peters to a one-year contract for the 2019 campaign.
Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk explained Peters had a cap hit of $13.2 million for 2019 on his previous deal, so "the new deal likely reduces that cap number."
Peters is a nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro who has been a staple of the Eagles’ offensive front since 2009.
Trent Brown to Become Highest-Paid OL in League History
On Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported offensive tackle Trent Brown plans on signing a four-year, $66 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Schefter noted the contract features $36.75 million in guaranteed money and will make the Florida product the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history.
Brown was a seventh-round pick in 2015 and helped lead the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl title last season by starting all 19 combined regular-season and postseason games.
Giants Keeping Spencer Pulley
According to Field Yates of ESPN, the New York Giants signed restricted free agent center Spencer Pulley to a three-year, $9.6 million contract extension.
Yates called it a "quality deal" for the 25-year-old, who appeared in 13 games and started nine for the Giants last season. He started all 16 games for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017.
Malik Jackson to Sign 3-Year Deal with Eagles
On Monday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reported defensive tackle Malik Jackson is "expected to sign" with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com noted the deal is for three years and $30 million.
Jackson has 32.5 sacks since he entered the league in 2012 and spent the last three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Danny Amendola Will Join Lions After Dolphins Release
ESPN's Dianna Russini first reported he would sign with the team "as long as there are no complications" during his physical. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com noted the deal was for one year at $4.5 million with incentives that could make it worth $5.75 million.
Amendola played for the Miami Dolphins during the 2018 season and finished with 59 catches for 575 yards and a touchdown. However, the AFC East team released him after just one year.
He is a two-time Super Bowl champion from his time with the New England Patriots and will provide quarterback Matthew Stafford with a veteran presence over the middle.
LB Dante Fowler Jr. Agrees to One-Year Deal with Rams
The Los Angeles Rams confirmed Sunday they re-signed Dante Fowler Jr. before free agency officially opens Wednesday. The team didn't provide the full details of the deal, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the two sides agreed to a one-year pact.
The Rams acquired Fowler last October from the Jacksonville Jaguars ahead of the NFL trade deadline.
In eight games with Los Angeles, Fowler posted 21 combined tackles and two sacks, as well as 12 combined tackles and 1.5 sacks in the playoffs.
DT Johnathan Hankins Returning to Raiders
The Oakland Raiders agreed to a two-year extension with free-agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Hankins made 15 appearances for the Raiders in 2018, finishing with 36 combined tackles. Oakland struggled to defend the run, though.
According to Football Outsiders, the Raiders were 25th in adjusted line yards and 20th in stuff rate, the latter of which measures the number of runs where the defense stops the ball-carrier at or before the line of scrimmage.
RB Carlos Hyde Signs 1-Year Deal with Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they signed free-agent running back Carlos Hyde on Saturday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Hyde signed for one year and $2.8 million, with $1.6 million guaranteed.
The five-year veteran has played for the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars. He rushed for 3.3 yards per carry last season.
The 28-year-old will likely be asked to provide depth behind Damien Williams, who had 416 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns on just 73 touches in 2018.
TE Dwayne Allen Agrees to 2-Year Deal with Dolphins
Former Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will sign with the Miami Dolphins.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Allen will sign for two years and $7 million.
The 29-year-old has played seven NFL seasons. He backed up Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski over the past two seasons, catching just 13 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown.
Allen could receive more opportunities in Miami, however. The Dolphins had little production from the tight end position last year, with four tight ends combining for just 39 receptions.
The former Clemson Tiger caught 35 passes for 406 yards and six touchdowns for the 2016 Colts in his last opportunity as a full-time starter.
S Eric Weddle Joins Rams After Ravens Release
The Los Angeles Rams announced a two-year contract with safety Eric Weddle on Friday, just three days after he was released by the Baltimore Ravens.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the veteran defensive back briefly considered retirement before inking the deal, which carries a $12.5 million max value.
Weddle has earned six Pro Bowl appearances and two first-team All-Pro selections across his 12-year career. He racked up 68 total tackles and three passes defended for Baltimore in 2018.
Chargers Keep LB Denzel Perryman with 2-Year Deal
Denzel Perryman is sticking with the Los Angeles Chargers after the team announced a new two-year contract for the linebacker Friday.
Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately released.
Perryman recorded 51 total tackles and one interception in nine games last season before being placed on injured reserve in November because of a knee injury.
Eagles, DE Brandon Graham Agree on 3-Year Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles announced a new three-year deal for defensive end Brandon Graham on Friday to prevent him from hitting the open market.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the contract is worth $40 million.
Graham has spent his entire professional career with the Eagles, who selected him with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft. He's tallied 42.5 sacks in 127 regular-season games, including four in 2018.
Ravens Re-Sign TE Nick Boyle to 3-Year Contract
The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that tight end Nick Boyle, one of the NFL's top blockers at the position, was signed to a new three-year contract before he could hit free agency.
"Nick is a huge piece of our offense going forward from the standpoint of how he plays, the tone he sets, the type of player he is," head coach John Harbaugh said. "I would say he's the best blocking tight end in the league. There's no question in my mind about that."
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the new deal is worth $18 million in total.
In addition to his blocking ability, Boyle has recorded 75 receptions for 613 yards across 48 games since Baltimore selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.
Colts Re-Sign DL Margus Hunt to 2-Year Contract Extension
Versatile defensive lineman Margus Hunt signed a two-year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts before hitting free agency, the team announced Tuesday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the deal is worth $9 million, with another $1 million possible through incentives.
"So it wasn't really a hard decision to where I was like whether or not we're going to play the market or not," Hunt told reporters. "I knew that if the opportunity arises for me to be back here in this kind of environment with this team and with these guys, it's a no-brainer."
Hunt, who posted just 2.5 sacks across his first five NFL seasons with the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals, recorded five sacks for Indy in 2018. He also had a career-high 30 total tackles.