The 2017 NFL Free Agency period is officially upon us, and players have wasted no time inking deals with new teams.
Arguably one of the biggest questions to kick off the new league year is: Where will Tony Romo land? The Dallas Cowboys were set to release their longtime quarterback when the period began, but it now appears that the Cowboys are still entertaining trade offers.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that potential suitors for the 36-year-old Romo include the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans.
Then, there’s Jay Cutler. The Chicago Bears released the quarterback and he’s now a free agent, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported. Schefter wrote that the list of teams that are interested “starts with…the New York Jets.” Along with that, there’s talk that Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins asked team owner Dan Snyder to be traded after the organization designated him with the franchise tag.
With a few of teams around the league in desperate need of quarterback help, there figures to be a flurry of action right away. But that’s just at the quarterback position.
Other free agents to start the new season include guard T.J. Lang (Green Bay Packers), cornerback A.J. Bouye (Houston Texans) and many more.
Veteran running back Adrian Peterson is on the free agency market and looking for a new place to call home after 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Teams rumored to be in the running to sign Peterson include the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New York Giants and possibly a return to the Vikings on a new contract — less than the $18 million he would have made this season. So where will Peterson sign?
The answer to those questions and many others will be answered soon enough.
Here’s the latest reported free agent signings of notable players around the league:
Note: This post will be updated as deals are made official.
The Browns Acquired Brock Osweiler From the Texans
A big move was made early in the afternoon, with the Houston Texans trading quarterback Brock Osweiler — and a 2018 2nd-round draft pick — after just one season in Texas. He was traded to the Cleveland Browns in a move that gets Osweiler’s huge contract off the books in Houston and seemingly opens up the door for the team to acquire Romo.
It was later reported by Rapoport that the Browns are planning on cutting Osweiler if they are unable to trade him away.
Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffery Signed With the Eagles
ESPN’s Josina Anderson fielded a call from the former Bears wide receiver who told her that he had signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. The deal is reportedly for one year and $14 million.
The Bears Will Sign QB Mike Glennon & DB Quintin Demps
After letting Cutler walk, Chicago is reportedly set to make Glennon their starter next season. Glennon will reportedly make $19 million guaranteed on his three-year, $43.5 million deal.
That’s not the only move Chicago is expected to make, as they will bolster their secondary with the help of former Texans DB Quintin Demps.
Demps’ deal is expected to be a three-year deal that’s worth $4.5 million.
WR Robert Woods Agreed to Sign With the Rams
The former Buffalo Bills wide receiver will be headed back to the West Coast, where he played football at the University of Southern California. He agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Rams for five years, $39 million. Of that sum, $15 million is guaranteed.
WR Brandon Marshall Agreed to a Deal With the New York Giants
News broke March 8 that wide receiver Brandon Marshall had signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the New York Giants.
Defensive End Calais Campbell Will Sign With the Jaguars
The former Arizona Cardinals defensive end considered signing with the Broncos, but will reportedly sign a four-year, $60 million deal with the Jaguars. Of that money, $30 million is guaranteed.
Guard Kevin Zeitler Agreed to Sign With the Browns
Kevin Zeitler won’t have to travel too far to find his new home. The former Cincinnati Bengals offensive guard agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns. According to Schefter, the deal is for five years and $60 million. That includes $31.5 million guaranteed.
Russell Okung Agreed to Sign With the Chargers
Anderson reported that the former Denver Broncos left tackle is on the move to the San Diego Chargers. The deal is reportedly for four years/$53 million. He will make $25 million in guaranteed money.
DeSean Jackson Will Sign With the Buccaneers
The veteran wide receiver is reportedly on the move again, heading down to Tampa to play with the Bucs. Jackson, who was on the Redskins last season, will sign a contract that’s worth about $12 million per season, reporter Jason La Canfora tweeted.
The Redskins & Defensive Tackle Terrell McClain Agreed to a Deal
The Redskins will assess a big need by signing McClain, the former Dallas Cowboys defensive player, to a deal. The contract is reportedly for four years, though financial terms of it haven’t yet been disclosed.
The Packers Re-Signed Linebacker Nick Perry
The Packers gave the linebacker a 5 year/$60 million contract, $18.5 million of which is guaranteed. The move solidifies the team at the position for the future, but still leaves them with a lot of question marks on defense.
Safety Reshad Jones Re-Signed With the Dolphins
The Bills Signed Safety Micah Hyde
The former Green Bay Packers safety is on his way to the northeast to play for the Buffalo Bills. Hyde signed a five-year deal with the team worth $32.5 million, $14 million of which is guaranteed.
The Titans Will Sign Safety Johnathan Cyprien
Former Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien will sign a deal with the Tennessee Titans, though the financial terms of the contract or length haven’t been disclosed yet.
The Eagles Agreed to a Deal With Torrey Smith
Smith, who previously played for the Baltimore Ravens, will stay in the area when he plays in Philadelphia for the Eagles. He agreed to a three-year contract with the team that’s worth $15 million.
Ted Ginn Jr. Will Sign With the New Orleans Saints
The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver will sign a deal with the Saints. Details of the contract haven’t yet been reported.
New Orleans agreed to another deal that will bolster the offensive line for quarterback Drew Brees. The team will sign former Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford.
Terms of the Saints’ deal with Warford or the length weren’t made available immediately.
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