NFL Free Agency 2015: List of New Faces in New Places

Jeremy Maclin

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The NFL’s new year *officially* kicked off today — that didn’t necessarily stop players and teams from making the sports world go crazy with verbal agreements and abundant rumors at the end of last week and throughout last weekend.

This chaotic period is now referred to as the “Legal Tampering Window” and it has solicited some excellent responses:

In today’s NFL world, no longer are players waiting until the day Free Agency starts to be wowed. Instead, players are secretly plotting their getaways weeks, possibly months in advance. By the time the official date actually gets here, players have already agreed to their next destination — if they so choose to leave their old situations.

Below is a list of the major notable NFL players that have switched teams — or have agreed to switch teams — so far in Free Agency:

Ryan Mathews
Old Place: San Diego Chargers
New Place: Philadelphia Eagles

Darrelle Revis
Old Place: New England Patriots
New Place: New York Jets

Jimmy Graham
Old Place: New Orleans Saints
New Place: Seattle Seahawks

Max Unger
Old Place: Seattle Seahawks
New Place: New Orleans Saints
In the biggest NFL trade in a LONG TIME, the Saints sent their All-Pro tight end to the Northwest for a Pro-Bowl/All-Pro caliber center Max Unger and a 1st-round draft pick.


Haloti Ngata
Old Place: Baltimore Ravens
New Place: Detroit Lions


Nick Foles
Old Place: Philadelphia Eagles
New Place: St. Louis Rams

Sam Braford
Old Place: St. Louis Rams
New Place: Philadelphia Eagles


Ndamukong Suh
Old Pace: Detroit Lions
New Place: Signed a six-year, $114 million contract ($60 million guaranteed) with the Miami Dolphins.


Jeremy Maclin
Old Place: Philadelphia Eagles
New Place: Has an “agreement” to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs (Deal is reportedly worth $11 million per season)


Torrey Smith
Old Place: Baltimore Ravens
New Place: San Francisco 49ers


Julius Thomas
Old Place: Denver Broncos
New Place: Signed a five-year, $46 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Shane Vereen
Old Place: New England Patriots
New Place: Expected to sign with the New York Giants


Brian Hoyer
Old Place: Cleveland Browns
New Place: Houston Texans


Mike Iupati
Old Place: San Francisco 49ers
New Place: Has an “agreement” to sign with the Arizona Cardinals


Orlando Franklin
Old Place: Denver Broncos
New Place: San Diego Chargers


Trent Cole
Old Place: Philadelphia Eagles
New Place: Indianapolis Colts


Darnell Dockett
Old Place: Arizona Cardinals
New Place: Has an “agreement” to sign with the San Francisco 49ers


LaMarr Woodley
Old Place: Oakland Raiders
New Place: Signed with the Arizona Cardinals


Byron Maxwell
Old Place: Seattle Seahawks
New Place: signed a six-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.


Cary Williams
Old Place: Philadelphia Eagles
New Place: Seattle Seahawks


All updated contract information can be found here.


Other Rumors:

DeMarco Murray and his agent have had minimal contact with the Dallas Cowboys in the last few days. Murray has been expected to leave the organization, although the Cowboys would like to re-sign him. The Buccaneers and Jaguars are two teams interested in the star runningback.

According to Albert Breer, the Indianapolis Colts are pursuing former Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and former San Francisco runningback Frank gore hard. (Johnson to presumably replace Reggie Wayne’s production)

According to Rand Getlin, the Cardinals are looking to make a run at Adrian Peterson.

The San Francisco 49ers — who have already lost Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Patrick Willis and (what seems like) their entire secondary in the last two seasons — have serious interest in former Carolina Panther defensive end and recently available, Greg Hardy.


For an updated list of ALL NFL roster transactions, click here.