NFL free agency for the 2022 season is here, and if the week leading up to the event is any indication, things could get crazy quickly as the new league year begins.

In the week leading up to free agency, NFL teams agreed to four trades involving big-name players. Russell Wilson, Carson Wentz, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper were traded in that order over a five-day span.

LIVE: Grades for every signing, trade during 2022 NFL free agency

The trade market has cooled off a bit since those deals were struck. However, quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo still available, so we will surely see some more trades as NFL free agency gets underway.

Of course, there’s also the free agent part of free agency. There isn’t a Tom Brady-type prize this offseason — well, there wasn’t until he came back, at least — but there are plenty of quality playmakers available at receiver, on defense and along the offensive line. JC Jackson, Von Miller, Allen Robinson and Tyrann Mathieu highlight the most recognizable names on the market, but there is plenty of talent among the top 50 available free agents.

MORE: Ranking the NFL’s top 50 free agents in 2022

The NFL’s so-called legal tampering period begins at noon ET on Monday, March 14. At that point, we will start to see deals come together as teams tackle the next phase in roster building.

Sporting News will be tracking all of the notable NFL free agent signings and trades during the 2022 NFL offseason.

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NFL free agency news, updates on signings and trades

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March 31

3:20 p.m. — The Super Bowl champion Rams defense is adding another Pro Bowl talent, as Bobby Wagner has agreed to a five-year deal with LA. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the longtime Seahawks linebacker’s contract is worth $50 million and could max out at $65 million. Wagner reportedly had narrowed his choices to the Rams and Ravens a few days earlier. 

March 30

6:15 p.m. — Eight-time Pro Bowl CB Patrick Peterson announced on his podcast he’s re-signing with the Vikings. It will be a one-year deal. 

10:05 a.m. — The Jaguars announced they have signed defensive lineman Arden Key. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports Key will get a one-year deal worth up to $7 million. 

9:30 a.m. — Three-time Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins is retiring from football. He announced the news in an interview with The Pivot that was released Wednesday. The 34-year-old had a 13-year career that began and ended in New Orleans with six years in Philadelphia in between. 

3:25 a.m. — Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Dallas explored signing free-agent linebacker Bobby Wagner but couldn’t come to an agreement. He told Clarence Hill of the Dallas Morning News the team “looked into” adding Wagner, “but as it turned out, it didn’t work out with us.” Wagner was released after 10 seasons in Seattle. He and current Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn worked together in 2013 and 2014 when Quinn was the Seahawks’ DC.

3 a.m. — The other shoe has dropped in the Jets’ kicking situation. New York released Matt Ammendola on Tuesday,  three days after signing free agent Greg Zuerlein and a day after re-signing Eddy Pineiro. Ammendola went 13 for 19 in field goal tries and 14 for 15 on PAT kicks in 2021. He ended the season on the Jets’ practice squad after kicking in the team’s first 11 games. Pineiro replaced him on the active roster.

March 29

1:20 p.m. — After seeing two of his three seasons with the Giants end early due to injuries, Jabrill Peppers will try for a fresh start in New England. The Patriots have reached a one-year deal with the 26-year-old safety, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Mike Reiss reported. Peppers is expected to be ready for training camp after tearing his ACL in Week 7 last season. 

12:20 p.m. — The Saints are sticking with Jameis Winston as their starting quarterback for 2022, but he’ll have an experienced backup this time. Former Bears and Bengals QB Andy Dalton has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints that is worth up to $6 million with $3 million guaranteed, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports

Additionally, the terms of Winston’s deal were revealed: 

8:05 a.m. — Cam Newton is taking his time figuring out where he will play in 2022. The free-agent quarterback told ESPN’s Adam Schefter: “I have teams that are interested in signing me. I am waiting on the best fit as it pertains to winning a championship and getting a fair chance to play.” The Panthers have said they would be open to bringing back their longtime QB, while the Seahawks and Falcons also reportedly have some interest in Newton. 

March 28

7 p.m. — The Falcons added a pair of players to their roster on Monday, announcing the signings of wide receiver Auden Tate and running back Qadree Ollison. 

Tate spent the last four seasons with the Bengals, appearing in 35 games and caught 61 passes for 799 yards and two touchdowns. Ollison was a 2019 fifth-round pick for the Falcons. He’s rushed 44 times for 158 yards and five touchdowns in 19 career games.

6:10 p.m. — The 49ers announced Monday they re-signed tight end Ross Dwelley to a one-year deal. He has appeared in 60 games with 17 starts, including six postseason games. He has tallied 40 receptions for 401 yards and four touchdowns. Dwelley originally joined the team in 2018 as an undrafted free agent.

5 p.m. — Veteran offensive lineman Jesse Davis signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Vikings, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. Davis will receive a $1.5 million signing bonus, $1.25 million base salary, $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses and $50,000 workout bonus.

The Vikings also announced the signing of CB Nate Hairston and re-signing of CB Tye Smith.

4:45 p.m. — After visiting with them two weeks ago, the Texans announced the signing of DaeSean Hamilton on Monday. Hamilton was a 2018 fourth-round pick in Denver. He has caught 81 passes for 833 yards and five touchdowns in 46 games over his first three seasons. Hamilton spent last season on the non-football injury list with a torn ACL before being released earlier this month.

4:20 p.m. — The Jets are re-signing restricted free agent kicker Eddy Pineiro to a one-year deal, his agents told Adam Schefter. They signed free agent kicker Greg Zuerlein last week, so we’re looking at a training camp competition to see who earns the kicking job and who gets cut. 

4 p.m. — Defensive end Solomon Thomas is heading to the Jets, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. The former Raiders and 49ers D-lineman will get a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter

2:45 p.m. — The Bills have decided to match the Bears’ offer sheet for restricted free agent Ryan Bates and will sign the tackle to a four-year deal, Buffalo GM Brandon Beane told reporters (via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport). 

The deal is worth $17 million and includes $9 million fully guaranteed in the first two years of the contract, per Aaron Wilson.

1:15 p.m. — Wideout Tre’Quan Smith is staying in New Orleans on a two-year deal, with NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reporting he will get $2 million guaranteed and his colleague Ian Rapoport adding that the value of the deal could rise past $10 million with incentives. 

12:35 p.m. — The Cardinals are expected to sign former Giants guard Will Hernandez, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports

12 p.m. — The Ravens believe they have made a “very competitive offer” to free-agent linebacker Bobby Wagner, reports Josina Anderson. The longtime Seahawks defensive stalwart also is considering joining the Rams. 

March 25

4 p.m. — Longtime Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen is joining the Saints, the team announced. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said it’s a one-year deal for the 32-year-old, who had spent his entire eight-year NFL career in Kansas City. 

3:30 p.m. — The Lions announced they are bringing back linebacker Jarrad Davis, their first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, after he spent last season with the Jets. No contract details were immediately available. 

12:15 p.m. — Speaking with reporters Friday, Panthers GM Scott Fitterer said the “door’s still open” for quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore to return to Carolina next season, per The Athletic’s Joe Person

10:35 a.m. — Former Bengals offensive lineman Fred Johnson is headed to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal, his agents told ESPN’s Adam Schefter

3:30 a.m. — Another Baker Mayfield rumor surfaced Thursday. The Seahawks have spoken with the Browns about a deal and could become more interested if the price is low enough, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported. The Browns are not asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Mayfield and want to deal him as quickly as possible, league sources told Cabot.  

March 24

11:21 p.m. — After visiting the Raiders earlier in the day, Trevor Siemian has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bears, his agent Mike McCartney said on Twitter. UPDATE: Siemian’s deal is worth $4 million and could rise to $5 million overall, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

9:00 p.m. — Nathaniel Hackett is bringing a familiar face to Denver to shore up the Broncos’ offensive line. Former Packers lineman Billy Turner will slot in as Denver’s new right tackle on a one-year, $5 million deal, 9News’ Mike Klis reports

5:10 p.m. — The Chiefs sign former Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to three-year deal worth up to $36 million. Valdes-Scantling’s departure exacerbates an already-dire wide receiver situation in Green Bay.

4:10 p.m. — The Eagles announced they are bringing back defensive end Derek Barnett on a two-year deal. A first-round pick by the Eagles out of Tennessee in 2017, Barnett started 15 games last season and made a career-high 46 tackles. 

3:50 p.m. — The Chiefs moved quickly to add a receiver after trading Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins. Kansas City has agreed to a three-year deal with former Packers wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling, his agents told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport. Valdes-Scantling is set to make $18 million over the first two years of the $30 million contract, which could max out at $36 million. 

11:10 a.m. — Defensive end Kerry Hyder is headed back to San Francisco on a one-year deal after spending last season in Seattle, ESPN’s Field Yates reports. Hyder had a career year with the 49ers in 2020, recording 8.5 sacks, but didn’t make nearly that kind of impact with the Seahawks as he recorded 33 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2021. His new deal guarantees him $750,000 and he could double that by hitting sack incentives, Yates says. 

10:25 a.m. — Veteran backup quarterback Trevor Siemian is making the rounds. The 30-year-old is visiting the Raiders on Thursday, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported. The former Broncos, Vikings, Jets and Saints QB met with the Bears earlier this week. 

9:55 a.m. — Offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas is re-signing with the Commanders, the team announced. The well-traveled Lucas, who turns 31 in July, gets a two-year deal worth $8.2 million, his agent told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

Elsewhere, restricted free agent guard Ryan Bates plans to sign an offer sheet with the Bears, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Bates, 25, also visited the Patriots and Vikings before picking the Bears. The Bills will have five days to match the offer sheet if they choose. 

March 23

4:50 p.m. — The Rams apparently are all-in on trying for a repeat. Former Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is visiting Los Angeles and there is “mutual interest” between the Rams and the six-time All-Pro, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

3:40 p.m. — After sitting out last season, Malcolm Butler is returning to the NFL with his original team. Butler’s agent told Ben Volin of the Boston Globe the cornerback has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Patriots. Now 32, Butler broke in as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots in 2014 and famously made a game-clinching interception against the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49. 

After being benched by Bill Belichick for the Patriots’ Super Bowl 52 loss to the Eagles, he moved to the Titans on a three-year deal in 2018 and played three seasons for Tennessee before being released last March. He signed with the Cardinals weeks later but ultimately opted to retire. After a tryout with the Patriots earlier this week, though, it appears he’ll be back for 2022. 

2:15 p.m. — Former Ravens defensive tackle Justin Ellis is following defensive coordinator Wink Martindale to the Giants on a one-year deal, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

2:10 p.m. — The Commanders announced they have added defensive end Efe Obada, who played for Ron Rivera when he was with the Panthers. 

12:35 p.m. — We have another blockbuster trade, as the Chiefs are sending Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins with five draft picks headed to Kansas City in return, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported. While the Dolphins acquire one of the league’s top receivers, the Chiefs get back first-, second- and fourth-round picks in this year’s draft, plus a fourth- and a sixth-rounder in 2023. 

Miami sealed the deal by agreeing to a new contract with Hill that will make the 28-year-old the highest-paid receiver in NFL history a week after Davante Adams set the previous mark. Per Schefter, Hill will get a four-year, $120 million extension with $72.2 million guaranteed, while NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says it’s a three-year extension worth $75 million. 

8:30 a.m. — Former Bears safety Deon Bush is headed to the Chiefs on a one-year contract, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports via Bush’s agents. The 28-year-old, who had two interceptions last season, had spent his entire six-year NFL career with Chicago.

March 22

7:35 p.m. — Former Saints OT Terron Armstead reached agreement on a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, Adam Schefter reports. The deal is worth $75 million with $43.37 million guaranteed and incentives that can increase the deal to $87.5 million.

Details:

7:28 p.m. — The Panthers did a ‘simple’ restructuring of RB Christian McCaffery’s contract, clearing about $5.5 million in cap space, according to Tom Pelissero.

6:50 p.m. — Entering the final year of his rookie contract, DK Metcalf is eligible for an extension. Historically, the Seahawks have waited until the summer to make those decisions. More from head coach Pete Carroll:

6:24 p.m. — The Tom Brady effect is real as the Bucs continue to bring the band back together.

6:23 p.m. — The Raiders remain busy and continue to bolster their wide receiving corps. 

5:13 p.m. — The Raiders are signing veteran DT Vernon Butler, according to Mike Garafolo. It will be a one-year deal after he spent the past two seasons with the Bills.

4:47 p.m. — After briefly taking the NFL world by storm last season, the Mike White has signed an RFA tender to remain with the Jets.

4:23 p.m. — The Packers are signing DT Jarran Reed, according to Tom Pelissero. The 29-year-old started all 17 games for the Chiefs last season. He previously spent five seasons in Seattle.

3:45 p.m. — Punter news! The Cowboys are keeping Bryan Anger around on a three-year deal worth $9 million, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Anger averaged 48.4 yards last season, tied for fourth-best in the league. 

2:41 p.m. — After visiting with the Seahawks, OT Trent Brown is back with the Patriots. Details:

1:55 p.m. — Za’Darius Smith finally has a new home. The former Packers linebacker is headed to Minnesota on a three-year deal with a base value of $42 million and the potential to add $5 million more in incentives, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports. The agreement comes a week after Smith’s reported deal with the Ravens fell through, apparently after he adjusted his expectations on the heels of the Von Miller and Chandler Jones contracts. 

10:10 a.m. — The Vikings are keeping backup quarterback Sean Mannion in the fold with a one-year deal, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports. Mannion, who turns 30 next month, started in Kirk Cousins’ place in Minnesota’s Week 17 loss at Green Bay, his only game action over the last two seasons. 

8:30 a.m. — Leonard Fournette is staying with the Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth $21 million that could rise to $24 million, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says. The top free agent running back available visited the Patriots on Monday but ultimately decided to run it back with Tom Brady and Co. 

March 21

9:12 p.m. — TE Jacob Hollister is reuniting with Josh McDaniels in Las Vegas.

9:07 p.m. — The Lions have agreed to terms with LB Chris Board on a one-year deal, according to Mike Garafolo. Board is expected to compete for a starting spot on defense in Detroit.

8:30 p.m. — An update on the remaining QBs on the free agent market.

6:48 p.m. — The Bills are adding an offensive weapon by bringing in wide receiver Jamison Crowder.

6:37 p.m. — The Raiders are adding more defensive help by signing LB Kyler Fackrell to a 1-year deal, the team announced.

5:53 p.m. — Safety Jayron Kearse is re-signing with Cowboys, via Jeremy Fowler. It will be a two years, $10 million deal and can increase to $11 million.

5:36 p.m. — The Falcons made their signing of QB Marcus Mariota official. 

5:06 p.m. — Former Rams and Broncos LB Micah Kiser visited with the Raiders on Monday and later signed with Las Vegas, via his agent

2:30 p.m. — After losing out in their bid for Deshaun Watson, the Saints will hand the reins back to Jameis Winston. The veteran QB will resume the starting role on a two-year deal. He’ll get a $14M signing bonus and $15.2M fully guaranteed overall, Ian Rapoport reports.

1:50 p.m. — The next set of big quarterback dominoes is starting to fall. The Falcons are sending Matt Ryan to the Colts for a 2022 third-round pick, per a trio of NFL Network insiders. How will Atlanta replace its longtime franchise QB? It sounds like Marcus Mariota could be the stopgap starter, perhaps paired with a QB Atlanta will draft next month, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo

12:58 p.m. — After agreeing to terms with running back J.D. McKissic only for him to return to the Washington Commanders, the Bills have signed Duke Johnson.

11:40 a.m. — Former Bills, Dolphins and 49ers running back Matt Breida is joining the Giants, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler

11:35 a.m. — Matt Barkley is officially staying in Buffalo for a fourth season, as the Bills announced their one-year deal with the backup quarterback. 

10:50 a.m. — The Ravens announced they are keeping fullback Patrick Ricard on a three-year deal. Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports the former defensive lineman will average about $4 million annually, making him the second-highest paid fullback in the NFL behind Kyle Juszczyk. 

8:40 a.m. — Trent Brown is staying put in New England. After exploring the free agency waters, the offensive tackle will return to the Patriots on a two-year deal, his agents told ESPN’s Adam Schefter

8:15 a.m. — Leonard Fournette could be moving closer to determining where he will play in 2022 as he visits the Patriots on Monday, ESPN’s Field Yates reports. Fournette, the top free agent running back available according to SN’s Vinnie Iyer, had 1,266 all-purpose yards and 10 total touchdowns for the Buccaneers last season. 

March 20

8:58 p.m. Linebacker Cory Littleton is joining the Panthers one a one-year deal, the team announced. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the contract is worth $2.6 million ($2 million guaranteed). Littleton, 28, is a six-year pro who started 59 games the past four seasons between the Rams and Raiders. He made 98 tackles (51 solo) for Las Vegas last season.

6:35 p.m. — After a one-year stint in Seattle, former Rams tight end Gerald Everett is headed back to Los Angeles to join the Chargers, his agents announced. Ian Rapoport reports Everett, who had a career-best 478 receiving yards and four touchdowns last season, received a two-year deal with $8 million fully guaranteed that could max out at $13.5 million. 

6 p.m. — Tackle Terron Armstead, a three-time Pro Bowl selection in his nine seasons with the Saints, will meeting with Dolphins officials in Miami on Monday, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer ranks Armstead as the top offensive tackle available on the free agent market. 

4:35 p.m. — The Bengals have made a big move to protect Joe Burrow, reaching an agreement with veteran tackle La’el Collins, per Mike Garafolo. The former Cowboys lineman visited Cincinnati on Saturday and reportedly was scheduled to continue his free agency tour today but decided to stay for good. 

3:05 p.m. — Running back Rashaad Penny is staying in Seattle on a one-year deal that will pay him at least $5.75 million with the ability to earn up to $6.5 million, reports Ian Rapoport

11:10 a.m. — The Panthers’ offensive line makeover continues, as ESPN’s David Newton reports Carolina is pursuing tackle Duane Brown, a five-time Pro Bowl selection who has played for Seattle the last five years. 

March 19

7:30 p.m. — The Rams have traded receiver Robert Woods to the Titans, reports Ian Rapoport. UPDATE: Tennessee is sending a 2023 sixth-round pick to LA for Woods, says Adam Schefter

4:20 p.m. — Fresh off their Super Bowl victory, the Rams rewarded quarterback Matthew Stafford with a four-year contract extension that guarantees him $135 million and could be worth up to $160 million, reports Adam Schefter

4:07 p.m. — The Packers have re-signed cornerback Rasul Douglas, fending off interest from other teams with a three-year deal that Adam Schefter reports is worth at least $21 million and could rise to $25.5 million.

4:05 p.m. — It’s a complete quarterback makeover in Cleveland, as Tom Pelissero reports the Browns are trading Case Keenum to Buffalo, where he will serve as Josh Allen’s backup. 

1:40 p.m. — Cincinnati and cornerback Eli Apple agreed to a 1-year contract, per the Bengals Twitter account.

12:39 p.m. — The Falcons have reportedly agreed to a new deal with Cordarrelle Patterson, per Mike Garafolo. According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, the deal is worth two years and $10.5 million after Patterson’s good year last year.

10:53 a.m. — The Eagles are bringing back Fletcher Cox, according to Mike Garafolo. 

Ian Rapoport adds the deal will be one-year, $14 million.

10:30 a.m. — The Titans are bringing back kicker Randy Bullock, via the Titans’ website. The veteran kicker, originally signed by the Titans last September following an injury to Sam Ficken, went 26-of-31 on field goal attempts in 2021 while also making 42-of-45 extra point attempts.

10:28 a.m. — Donte Jackson re-signed with Panthers on three-year, $31.5M contract, via Ian Rapoport

3:15 a.m. — The Cowboys filled the hole in their pass rush by signing EDGE Dante Fowler Jr. to a one-year contract worth a reported $5.5 million. The Cowboys lost Randy Gregory to the Broncos in free agency earlier in the week. Fowler, 27, has played for Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn before; the two worked together in 2020 with the Falcons, when Quinn was the team’s head coach. Fowler had 4.5 sacks in 14 games for Atlanta last season.   

March 18 

6:41 p.m. — The Eagles are re-signing RB Boston Scott to a one-year, via Tom Pelissero. It is a $1.75 million deal that could be worth up to $2.25 million with incentives. It has a base of $1.1 million guaranteed.

6:32 p.m. — LB Ezekiel Turner is returning to the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter reports.

6:31 p.m. — The Panthers may be out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes, but they still have a team to build. They made multiple signings Friday evening.

6:30 p.m. — Strong safety Anthony Harris, is re-signing with the Eagles on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, per TomPelissero

4:52 p.m. — One of the first dominos to fall after the Deshaun Watson trade: Jameis Winston is expected to re-sign with the Saints, according to ESPN.

4:30 p.m. — JuJu Smith-Schuster announced he’s leaving Pittsburgh to sign a one-year deal with the Chiefs worth $10.75 million. 

4:22 p.m. — Veteran punter Johnny Hekker, cut by the Rams earlier this week, has signed with the Panthers.

4:19 p.m. — Done deal.

3:55 p.m. — After being released by the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday with a post-June 1 designation to save $9.5 million against the salary cap, Austin Hooper has a new home. 

3:46 p.m. — In a stunning turn of events, Deshaun Watson has decided he wants to play for the Cleveland Browns. 

3:31 p.m. — The Seahawks are moving on from Carlos Dunlap, according to Adam Schefter. Their pass rush gets even thinner. 

3:22 p.m. — Jadeveon Clowney has always prioritized money when making his decision. Will this be enough to get him to sign on the dotted line?

3:15 p.m. — The Patriots continue their pursuit to re-sign their free agents, bringing back Ja’Whaun Bentley.

3:08 p.m. — DT Quinton Jefferson is reuniting with the Seattle Seahawks, Ian Rapoport reports. He was with the Raiders last season.

3:06 p.m. — The Panthers signed WR DJ Moore to a 4-year contract extension, via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It is a three-year, $61.884 million extension in new money, per his agents, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. There is a full guarantee of $41.61 million. Moore now has four-years, $73 million remaining with Carolina.

3:02 p.m. — Former Colts safety George Odum is signing with the 49ers on a three-year, $10.95 million deal.

12:46 p.m. — Veteran DT Star Lotulelei gets a fresh start and the Bills save some money.

12:31 p.m. — The Patriots are closing in on an agreement to bring back LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Field Yates. Bentley led the team with 108 tackles last season.

12:05 p.m. — With the failed physical for Larry Ogunjobi, the Bears are signing former Chargers DT Justin Jones, according to Ian Rapoport. It will be a two-year deal, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. 

11:49 a.m. — The Bears announced they won’t be signing DT Larry Ogunjobi after a failed physical. 

Ogunjobi had agreed to a 3 year, $40,500,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including $26,350,000 guaranteed.

11:09 a.m. — The Cowboys have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with LB Leighton Vander Esch, according to Ian Rapoport. The 19th pick in the 2018 Draft is back after testing the open market. He played in all 17 games last season, tallying 77 tackles, one sack and one interception.

4:27 a.am. — Tom Brady is bring the band back together, as well as bringing along some old familiar faces.

March 17

8:31 p.m. — The Falcons have shifted Matt Ryan‘s roster bonus back to Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Ryan was originally to be paid on Friday, but pushing that back gives the Falcons a bit of extra cap wiggle room as they remain in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes.

8:24 p.m. — As the Packers subtract from their receiver room, the Bears add to theirs. They signed former Chiefs receiver Byron Pringle to a one-year deal worth up to $6 million, per ESPN.

8:19 p.m. — Here’s what we know about the Davante Adams trade:

  • The Packers are acquiring the Raiders 2022 first- and second-round picks in exchange for Adams, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
  • Adams will get a new contract worth $141.25 million over five years, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
  • The Packers are in the market for another veteran receiver (per Schefter).
  • Aaron Rodgers knew that Adams’ relationship with the Packers was beyond repair.

7:31 p.m. — The Packers are trading Davante Adams to the Raiders, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Packers will receive plenty of draft capital in exchange for the veteran receiver.

7:28 p.m. — The Saints are adding defensive lineman Kentavius Street to the fold, per Nick Underhill. Street has three sacks in three seasons with the 49ers.

7:11 p.m. — Dan Campbell is adding a familiar face to the Lions’ tight end room. Detroit is signing former Saints tight end Garrett Griffin, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

6:27 p.m. — The Vikings released Michael Pierce earlier this offseason. He is now signing with the Ravens, the team with which he began his career.

6:25 p.m. — The Bengals are reportedly visiting with La’el Collins, per NFL Network. Cincinnati had issues at right tackle last season after Riley Reiff’s injury, so Collins would be a big upgrade for them.

6:04 p.m. — The Falcons have a new running back. They agreed to a one-year deal with former Chiefs and Bears running back Damien Williams, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

6:02 p.m. — Eli Apple is staying with the Bengals. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Apple will receive a one-year deal worth $4 million to remain in Cincinnati.

5:17 p.m. — Former Jaguars linebacker Damien Wilson is headed to the Panthers on a two-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. After making 106 tackles and three sacks last season, the 28-year-old was among those cut loose in Jacksonville’s recent roster churn. 

5:09 p.m. — If Baker Mayfield is traded by the Browns, how much would they get in return for him? CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson says it would be either a second- or third-round selection.

4:15 p.m. — The Eagles have released Fletcher Cox with a post-June 1 designation, just before his $18 million deal for 2022 would have been fully guaranteed, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports, adding that Cox could still remain in Philadelphia on a reworked deal. 

4:02 p.m. — A first-round pick by the Bills in 2016, defensive end Shaq Lawson is returning to Buffalo on a one-year deal, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, after spending the last two seasons with the Dolphins and Jets. 

3:38 p.m. — The Rams are continuing to reload after their Super Bowl title. They are signing Allen Robinson to a three-year deal worth $46.5 million, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero

3:37 p.m. — Why is Baker Mayfield requesting a trade? The relationship between him and the Browns is beyond repair.

3:33 p.m. — Big-time quarterback news: Baker Mayfield has requested a trade after the Browns’ pursuit of Deshaun Watson. The Browns had hoped to reconcile with Mayfield, but it seems that will not happen.

3:25 p.m. — More context on Za’Darius Smith’s deal with the Ravens falling through. Apparently, they couldn’t agree on Smith’s average annual value after Von Miller and Chandler Jones reset the edge rusher market.

3:14 p.m. — Where will the recently released Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins land? According to Geoff Schwartz, the Broncos and Bengals are being mentioned as potential landing spots for him.

3:09 p.m. — The Bengals have a new tight end. Hayden Hurst has signed a one-year deal with the team, per his agent. Hurst caught 26 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons’ No. 2 tight end behind Kyle Pitts last year.

3:04 p.m. — NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says a decision is coming “imminently” from Deshaun Watson and is expected today. We’ll be keeping track of it at Sporting News, with the Saints and Falcons set to be the co-favorites to land him.

2:57 p.m. — We’ve got another free agency plot twist. Za’Darius Smith’s reunion with the Ravens is off. He is remaining a free agent for now, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It is unclear why the deal fell apart at this time.

2:21 p.m. — The 49ers are adding former Packers linebacker Oren Burks to their roster. He is signing a two-year deal with the team, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

1:54 p.m. — Tom Brady is reportedly recruiting Julio Jones to join him with the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has already re-signed Chris Godwin and added Russell Gage in free agency, but Jones could help replace Godwin while he recovers from a torn ACL.

1:52 p.m. — We’ve got punter news: The Packers are signing former Bears punt Pat O’Donnell. The Panthers were interested in O’Donnell but are now expected to pursue Johnny Hekker, per Joe Person.

1:42 p.m. — The Cowboys couldn’t find a taker for La’el Collins, evidently. ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that the team will release the right tackle to create $10 million in cap space.

1:40 p.m. — Kyle Pitts is walking back his cryptic tweet. He’s telling everyone to “relax” amid rumors that Deshaun Watson is choosing between Atlanta and New Orleans on the trade market.

1:29 p.m. — The Patriots have added another running back. They signed veteran Ty Montgomery to a two-year deal worth $4 million, per CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson.

1:13 p.m. — We haven’t heard much about Jameis Winston so far this offseason, but he is having talks with a couple of teams. CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reports that he has spoken to the Colts and Saints this offseason.

1:10 p.m. — It’s cryptic tweet season! Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts just let this beauty rip. Could he be talking about Deshaun Watson? They do share the same agent…

Minutes after that tweet was sent out, Pitts deleted it, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Luckily, PFF’s Doug Kyed snapped a screenshot of it.

12:52 p.m. — The Texans are bringing aboard a new linebacker. They have signed Jalen Reeves-Maybin, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Lions, to a two-year deal worth $7.5 million.

12:46 p.m. — The Lions are keeping their quarterback room intact for 2022. They have re-signed third-string quarterback David Blough, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The Lions already have Jared Goff under contract and re-signed Tim Boyle earlier in the offseason.

12:43 p.m. — ESPN’s Jenna Laine reports that Mike Evans is restructuring his contract with the Buccaneers. The move will save the team more than $10 million in cap space.

12:40 p.m. — The Commanders are looking to replace both of their starting guards from last season. They landed one replacement by signing Andrew Norwell earlier on Thursday, per NFL Network.

12:29 p.m. — The Falcons are making a move… in free agency. They are signing veteran cornerback Casey Hayward to a two-year deal worth $11 million, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hayward had 46 tackles and an interception in 17 starts with the Raiders last year.

12:26 p.m. — As the Saints and Falcons battle for Deshaun Watson’s services, it’s worth noting that Matt Ryan has a $7.5 million roster bonus due on Friday. His restructured deal with the Falcons fell through earlier in the week.

12:14 p.m. — Here’s a fun one: The Bengals have re-signed both wide receiver Mike Thomas and defensive back Michael Thomas, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

12:07 p.m. — It’s not just the Browns that are out on Deshaun Watson. Panthers reporter Joe Person reporters that barring a Hail Mary, the Panthers will not land the quarterback. They will have to look elsewhere for an upgrade.

12:02 p.m. — The Steelers are moving on from veteran linebacker Joe Schobert. The team announced on Thursday that they were releasing him.

12:00 p.m. — Another veteran receiver is hitting the market, as Mike Garafolo reports the Bills have released Cole Beasley after failing to find a trade partner for him. 

11:10 a.m. — A Deshaun Watson trade could be imminent, as multiple outlets report the Browns have been informed they are out of the race for the Texans quarterback. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Watson declined to waive his no-trade clause for the Browns.

The next question is, where does this leave Baker Mayfield after Cleveland’s public courtship of a potential replacement? NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo says “the team still views Baker Mayfield as their quarterback going forward,” but we shall see. 

11:00 a.m. — The Cowboys and Bengals are closing in on deals to retain their own free agents. Per ESPN’s Todd Archer, Dallas is close to a deal with defensive end Dorance Armstrong, who had five sacks last year and should play a bigger role with Randy Gregory gone. Cincinnati is re-signing wideout Mike Thomas with a one-year deal, reports NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero

9:25 a.m. — The Saints have restructured several players’ deals to clear up salary cap space and now have nearly $30 million to spend, reports ESPN’s Field Yates. That would seem to be a precursor to a move for a big-money quarterback, whether it’s Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Matt Ryan or Jimmy Garoppolo. 

8:35 a.m. — Mike McDaniel keeps bringing familiar faces to Miami. Wide receiver Trent Sherfield is the latest former 49ers player to join the Dolphins, with Tom Pelissero reporting he will get a one-year deal. 

7:10 a.m. — Former Texans edge rusher Jacob Martin is headed to the Jets on a three-year deal that guarantees him $6 million but could be worth $13.5 million plus incentives, says NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

March 16

9:42 p.m. — The Buccaneers placed the franchise tag on Chris Godwin, but the two sides needed just over a week to agree to terms on a new long-term deal. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Godwin has agreed to a three-year deal with the Bucs worth $60 million and $40 million guaranteed.

9:05 p.m. — The Giants have added a tight end to replace Evan Engram. They are signing Ricky Seals-Jones away from the Commanders after Seals-Jones looked solid in relief of an injured Logan Thomas.

8:37 p.m. — Randall Cobb is taking a significant pay cut to remain with the Packers. His salary will decrease from $8.5 million to $3 million, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

8:35 p.m. — Mike McDaniel is bringing a former 49er with him to Miami. Running back Raheem Mostert is joining the Dolphins on a one-year deal worth $3.125 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

8:25 p.m. — The Raiders have added another cornerback to the mix. They signed former Ravens cornerback Anthony Averett to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, per Jeff Howe of The Athletic.

8:19 p.m. — Deshaun Watson is “incredibly torn” about his choice of a new team, per ProFootballTalk. He was “impressed” by the presentations from the Panthers, Falcons, Saints and Browns. It’s unclear when a decision may be coming about his future.

7:49 p.m. — C.J. Uzomah isn’t the only tight end that the Jets have added in free agency. They have also signed former Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Conklin had a breakout year in 2021, catching 61 passes for 593 yards and three touchdowns.

7:42 p.m. — Von Miller’s deal with the Bills is worth an average of $20 million per year over six years, but it will likely amount to less than that. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the first four years of Miller’s deal average $17.5 million. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal comes with just over $50 million guaranteed.

7:11 p.m. — Has Rob Gronkowski made his free-agent decision? Not yet, but he was captured saying “there’s a very good chance” that he will be back with the Buccaneers in 2022.

6:54 p.m. — Signing Von Miller isn’t the Bills’ only move. They are also signing tight end OJ Howard to a one-year deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that its base value is $3.5 million but it is worth up to $5 million.

6:45 p.m. — Von Miller is not staying with the Rams. Instead, he is signing with the Bills. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Miller will make $120 million over six years.

6:21 p.m. — Myles Jack didn’t stay out of work long. The Jaguars released him ahead of free agency and the veteran linebacker agreed to a two-year deal with the Steelers worth $16 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

6 p.m. — The final numbers on Chandler Jones‘ contract are in. He is set to make $52.5 million over three years as he, like Jakob Johnson, reunites with Josh McDaniels.

5:36 p.m. — More fullback news: The Patriots are losing Jakob Johnson. Josh McDaniels is poaching Johnson from his former team and bringing him to the Raiders to replace the departed Alec Ingold.

5:29 p.m. — The Dolphins have added another piece to their backfield. Former Raiders fullback Alec Ingold is signing a two-year, $7.5 million deal in Miami, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

5:05 p.m. — Jarvis Landry was released by the Browns after they traded for Amari Cooper. Landry is set to visit the Falcons, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini. The Falcons will be without Calvin Ridley in 2022, and possibly beyond, after his gambling suspension while they lost Russell Gage to the Bucs in free agency.

5:01 p.m. — The Seahawks have long needed offensive line help. They are reportedly bringing in former Patriots right tackle Trent Brown for a visit, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

4:29 p.m. — The Ravens reportedly signed former Packers pass rusher Za’Darius Smith to a 4-year deal worth $35 million, up to $50 million, Adam Schefter reports.

4:18 p.m. — The Jets are reportedly trading linebacker Blake Cashman to the Texans for a sixth-round pick in 2023, per Tom Pelissero.

4:09 p.m. — The Bears are reportedly releasing linebacker Danny Trevathan, per Field Yates.

4 p.m.: Happy league new year! Previously mentioned contracts and trades are now official.

3:59 p.m. — The Titans are reportedly releasing wide receiver Julio Jones, just a year after trading a second-rounder for him. Jones was hurt much of last season, catching just 31 passes for 434 yards.

2:42 p.m. — The Chargers have signed Pro Bowl long snapper(!) Josh Harris from the Falcons on a 4-year deal worth $5.6 million, per Tom Pelissero.

2:22 p.m. — The Raiders are reportedly trading Yannick Ngakoue to the Colts for cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, per Ian Rapoport.

2:20 p.m. — Joe Flacco is back to the Jets on a 1-year deal, per his agent.

2:18 p.m. — The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly came to terms with pass rusher Chandler Jones, per Tom Pelissero. Mike Garafolo reports a 4-year deal worth $17 million per year.

2:13 p.m. — The Seahawks signed former Chargers linebacker/edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu to a 2-year, $20.5 million deal, per Adam Schefter. Nwosu was the odd one out after the Chargers traded for Khalil Mack.

1:27 p.m. — J.D. McKissic, previously thought to be signing a 2-year, $7 million contract with the Bills, will instead by returning to the Washington Commanders under that same contract, per Adam Schefter.

12:35 p.m. — Chad Henne turns 37 in July but he’ll keep living that NFL backup QB life for another season. The Chiefs are bringing him back as Patrick Mahomes’ insurance policy for a fifth season on a one-year, $2 million deal, per Mike Garafolo

10:20 a.m. — The Jaguars just keep spending, as they are set to add former Rams cornerback Darious Williams on a three-year deal that guarantees him $18 million and could be worth up to $39 million, according to Ian Rapoport.

9:50 a.m. — Breshad Perriman joins Tom Brady in returning to the Buccaneers, getting a one-year deal with Tampa Bay per his agents, via Adam Schefter

9:30 a.m. — The Patriots are adding former Texans corner Terrance Mitchell on a one-year, $3 million deal, says Adam Schefter

March 15

11:00 p.m. — The 49ers are giving linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair a second-round tender as a restricted free agent, according to Mike Garafolo. 

10:51 p.m. — The Bears agreed to terms with former Packers interior OL Lucas Patrickaccording to Ian Rapoport. It will be a two-year, $8 million deal with $4 million fully guaranteed in year one.

10:35 p.m. — The Saints have reportedly signed former Jets safety Marcus Maye, per Tom Pelissero. The contract is for three years, $28.5 million with $15 million guaranteed.

9:27 p.m. — The Baltimore Ravens signed former Commanders and Jets right tackle Morgan Moses to a 3-year, $15 million contract, per Jeff Zrebiec.

9:14 p.m. — The Saints signed cornerback Bradley Roby to a 3-year extension, giving New Orleans more cap space and keeping the corner in New Orleans (via Ian Rapoport).

9:06 p.m. — Broncos reportedly signed tight end Eric Tomlinson to a 1-year contract, per Mike Klis.

8:07 p.m. — The Colts are re-signing DE Tyquan Lewis to a one-year, $3 million deal, via Tom Pelissero.

8:03 p.m. — The Rams are giving kicker Matt Gay the original-round RFA tender worth $2.54 million, according to Jeremy Fowler. So, if Gay signs any other offer sheet, the Rams would receive a fifth-round pick.

7:58 p.m. — The Bears are re-signing veteran long snapper Patrick Scales, per Tom Pelissero. It is a one-year, veteran benefit deal worth $1,272,500 deal and a maximum $152,500 signing bonus. $1,047,500 total guaranteed.

7:46 p.m. — Kareem Jackson is reportedly interested in remaining with the Broncos moving forward. The safety told Willie McGinest on the NFL Network that he and the Broncos have been in talks and he’d “love to go back to Denver.”

7:22 p.m. — The Buccaneers reportedly signed former Falcons receiver Russell Gage to a 3-year contract, per Aaron Wilson. The deal is for $30 million total, with $20 million guaranteed.

6:16 p.m. — Tyrod Taylor is signing with the New York Giants, per Adam Schefter. Taylor will enter into a quarterback competition with Daniel Jones in Brian Daboll’s first season. Terms are two years for $17.5 million, $8.5 million guaranteed.

6:01 p.m. — Laremy Tunsil will be remaining with the Houston Texans per… Himself. Shared on his Twitter with a NSFW video.

5:46 p.m. — Von Miller’s market appears to be clearing up. While the defensive end has clearly been enjoying his first true free agency, Aaron Wilson reports that it’s down to the Browns, Cowboys, and Rams. Miller, of course, enjoyed a resurgence with the Super Bowl-winning Rams last year, but has ties to Texas. The Browns are looking for a pass rusher to supplant Jadeveon Clowney.

5:36 p.m. — The Vikings reportedly finalized terms with former Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks, per Adam Kaplan. The deal is to be two years for $10 million, with a $12 million ceiling and $6.5 million guaranteed.

5:24 p.m. — The Houston Texans re-signed defensive back Desmond King on a 2-year contract. The Iowa alum will have $3.5 million of $7 million guaranteed.

4:32 p.m. — The Chargers have cut right tackle Bryan Bulaga, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. His release will save Los Angeles $10.7 million in cap space. Bulaga, 33 on March 21, missed 22 games during his two seasons with the Chargers as a result of nagging injuries.

4:23 p.m. — With the trade of Shaq Mason, the Patriots are now reportedly in play for La’El Collins via trade, per Andrew Callahan. The Cowboys lineman wouldn’t be a cheap add, but trading Mason cleared a significant amount of salary cap space for New England.

4:18 p.m. — The Patriots have made another trade. They are sending guard Shaq Mason to the Buccaneers, per NFL Network. Mason, 28, has started 98 of 103 games for the Patriots, mostly at right guard. He will help replace former Buccaneer Alex Cappa, who signed with the Bengals in free agency.

NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry reports the Patriots will receive a fifth-round pick in exchange for Mason.

3:59 p.m. — The Texans are signing Pharaoh Brown to a one-year contract worth $4 million, per NFL Network. Brown had 23 catches for 171 yards last season.

3:36 p.m. — The Jets have added another starter to their secondary. They signed former Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini. The deal is worth $14.5 million over two years. Whitehead has recorded at least 69 tackles during each of his four pro seasons and has two interceptions in each of the last two years.

3:18 p.m. — We may have a trading places of sorts with Dallas and Denver. Randy Gregory is going to the Broncos, but NFL Network’s Jane Slater reports that Von Miller may join the Cowboys. Miller spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Broncos before being traded to the Rams ahead of last year’s trade deadline.

3:01 p.m. — ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that Deshaun Watson has an interest in the Falcons and has reached out to the team personally.

2:28 p.m. — Robert Saleh and the Jets add another player to their defense, signing Seattle cornerback DJ Reed. The deal is for $33 million “with upside” over three years. Reed has two interceptions in each of the last two seasons and set a career-high with 10 pass defenses in 2021.

2:24 p.m. — The Broncos re-signed linebacker Josey Jewell to a two-year deal worth $11 million, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. Jewell played in just two games last season but recorded 113 tackles in 16 starts during the 2020 NFL season.

2:22 p.m. — The Commanders are re-signing safety Bobby McCain to a two-year deal worth $11 million. McCain posted career-high marks in tackles (63) and interceptions (four) in 2021, his first season in Washington.

2:06 p.m. — Tom Brady has a new No. 3 receiver. The Buccaneers signed former Falcons receiver Russell Gage, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Gage totaled 66 catches, 770 yards and four touchdowns last season after spending most of the year as the Falcons’ top receiver.

1:58 p.m. — The Eagles are tendering former undrafted free agent Nate Herbig at an original-round level. That means that they will have the right of first refusal should the offensive lineman agree to an offer sheet with another team. However, if the Eagles don’t match the offer sheet, they will receive nothing in exchange for losing Herbig.

1:49 p.m. — The Packers officially announced the Aaron Rodgers extension. Now, Green Bay’s focus will shift toward extending Davante Adams.

1:28 p.m. — Why did the Broncos poach Randy Gregory from the Cowboys? ESPN’s Ed Werder says that Gregory was Denver’s top free agent edge rusher target, ahead of even Chandler Jones.

1:27 p.m. — The Dolphins are re-signing another one of their linebackers, Elandon Roberts, to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million.

1:25 p.m. — The Patriots are re-signing running back James White, per ESPN’s Field Yates. scored the winning touchdown in the team’s comeback Super Bowl win over the Falcons. 

1:13 p.m. — Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo, a restricted free agent, is cashing in on his big season with a five-year, $24.25 million contract, according to NFL.com. The reported $11.5 million guaranteed ranks behind only Justin Tucker among kicker contracts.

12:42 p.m. — The Bills are adding to their backfield. J.D. McKissic signed a two-year, $7 million deal with Buffalo, according to ESPN, giving Josh Allen another offensive weapon.

12:39 p.m. — The Ravens have signed one of the best remaining free agency. Safety Marcus Williams, formerly of the Saints, signed a five-year deal with Baltimore, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Williams, 25, has had at least two interceptions and 55 tackles in each of his five NFL seasons.

12:31 p.m. — Chase Daniel, one of the NFL’s most well-known backup quarterbacks, is back with the Chargers. He signed a one-year deal worth $2.25 million to return to Los Angeles, per ESPN

12:22 p.m. — The Texans are re-signing defensive tackle Maliek Collins to a two-year deal worth $17 million, per NFL Network. Collins had 29 tackles and 2.5 sacks for Houston last year.

12:14 p.m. — Our first deal of the NFL’s tampering period has fallen apart. Cowboys pass rusher Randy Gregory will not be re-signing with the team. Instead, he will join the Broncos, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

12:02 p.m. — Andrew Whitworth is riding off into the sunset. The 40-year-old Rams tackle announced his retirement, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Los Angeles paid starter money to Joe Noteboom on eve of free agency, so they must have expected this move.

11:49 a.m. — The Steelers continue to invest in their offensive line. They signed former Bears guard James Daniels to a three-year deal, per NFL Network.

11:48 a.m. — Lions are re-signing defensive end Charles Harris to a two-year, $14 million deal, per ESPN.

11:47 a.m. — A dark horse has entered the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes. The Falcons have spoken to the Texans about acquiring the embattled quarterback, per ESPN. That move would have an impact on Matt Ryan, and it’s unclear whether the Texans would want to trade for the veteran.

11:37 a.m. — Here’s a surprise: the Browns are releasing center JC Tretter, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Tretter, 31, has started 80 games for the Browns over the last five seasons. He ranked No. 6 overall in Pro Football Focus’ center grades for 2021 out of 39 qualified players.

Tretter is also the president of the NFLPA and was just re-elected to his second term in that role.

11:27 a.m. — The Dolphins are upgrading their offensive line. They signed former Cowboys guard Connor Williams to a two-year deal worth $14 million, per ESPN. Williams, a former second-round pick out of Texas, has started 51 of his 57 career games played and has largely played left guard.

11:25 a.m. — The Falcons are tendering Oladmide Zaccheus at an original-round level for $2.433 million over one year, per ESPN. If another team signs Zaccheus to an offer sheet, the Falcons will have the opportunity to match it. If they don’t, they will not receive compensation for his departure, as he is a former undrafted free agent.

11:15 a.m. — Defensive tackle Montravius Adams is re-signing with the Steelers on a two-year, $5 million contract, per ESPN. Adams had eight tackles in five games with Pittsburgh. 

11:11 a.m. — The Packers are bringing back one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite receiving weapons, Allen Lazard. Green Bay has tendered the restricted free agent at a second-round level, so he will make close to $4 million on a one-year deal, per NFL Network.

10:58 a.m. — In punter news, the Rams are set to release long-time punter Johnny Hekker. He was a team captain for Los Angeles and was named to four, All-Pro first teams during his 10-year tenure with the Rams.

10:43 a.m. — The terms of Randy Gregory’s deal with the Cowboys are in. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gregory will make up to $70 million over five years with $28 million guaranteed. That potential $14 million per year value exceeds the estimate from NFL Network by $1 million per year.

10:32 a.m. — The Cowboys were able to bring back not only Demarcus Lawrence on a cheaper contract, but also are set to re-sign Randy Gregory. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal will be worth about $13 million per year.

10:16 a.m. — Jackrabbit Jenkins has been released by the Titans. He played in 14 regular-season games for the Titans last season, starting 13 of them at cornerback.

10:15 a.m. — The Cowboys are keeping safety Malik Hooker around for a couple more years. He has signed a two-year deal worth $8 million to remain in Dallas.

10:10 a.m. — The Jaguars are parting with linebacker Myles Jack after their free-agent spending spree, per ESPN. Jack led the Jaguars with 108 tackles last season.

9:45 a.m. — Deshaun Watson has plans to meet with the Saints and Panthers as the Texans attempt to trade him. However, ESPN’s Kimberley Martin says that Browns are “in play” for the veteran quarterback as well.

9:36 a.m. — Christian McCaffrey has been the subject of trade rumors this offseason, but ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler doesn’t expect the Panthers to trade him. They are in the mix for Deshaun Watson and would like to pair the two together.

9:01 a.m. — The Dolphins are bringing back one of their free-agent linebackers. They agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with Duke Riley, per ESPN.

8:45 a.m. — The terms of Aaron Rodgers‘ contract are in, per NFL Network. He will make $150 million, all guaranteed, over three years. That said, his cap hit in each season will be significantly lower thanks to the addition of a couple of void years at the end of the contract.

In total, the Packers will save about $18 million in cap space for 2022, per Tom Pelissero. However, it’s worth noting that cap hit doesn’t just go away; it’s pushed into future years, so eventually, Green Bay will find itself in a cap crunch once again.

8:44 a.m. — The Patriots are moving on from Chase Winovich after a season that saw him go without a sack after recording 5.5 in each of his first two NFL seasons. 

8:14 a.m. — The Lions will sign former Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark to a one-year deal worth $14 million, according to ESPN. Jacksonville paid big dollars to Christian Kirk on Monday to replace Chark.

March 14

11:55 p.m. — Ward is a good starter to go alongside Emmanuel Moseley and Ambry Thomas.

11:40 p.m. — The Jaguars spent a ton of money on the first day of free agency. But, will it pay off?

11:28 p.m. — This news isn’t exactly surprising, as it was reported earlier in the day Monday. Some housekeeping.

10:38 p.m. — Say so long to the Honey Badger. 

9:49 p.m. — The Broncos get in on the late Monday agreements by bolstering their defense. 

Jones is ranked 44th on PFT’s top-100 free agent rankings.

9:19 p.m. — The Texans are making moves to protect their quarterback, whoever that may be.

8:55 p.m. — Details of Mitchell Trubisky’s deal with the Steelers revealed.

8:35 p.m. — News of a couple players expecting to sign with the Panthers was reported earlier in the evening Monday, so it’s only fitting they would lose one in free agency around the same time.

8:49 p.m. — The Giants are adding more Buffalo Bills to their squad. 

8:35 p.m. — The Vikings are shifting defense in 2022, and they’re also shifting personnel as Harrison Phillips is expected to sign with Minnesota. He’ll join another Harrison in Minnesota, long-time safety Harrison Smith.

8:31 p.m. — The Chargers didn’t have to look far to make another addition to their defense. 

Hopefully, Joseph-Day won’t walk into the wrong locker room. That’d be embarrassing. 

8:18 p.m. — Christian Kirk takes to social media for the first time after his monster deal was reported. And he’s got a message for the doubters. 

8:01 p.m. — The Jags continue on their spending spree later into evening on Monday. 

7:50 p.m. — The Panthers make a couple of late Monday moves.

7:20 p.m. — In an effort to keep Daniel Jones upright, the Giants are bringing in some veteran talent.

7:03 p.m. — The Chargers continue to bolster their defense in an effort to compete in the arms race that is the AFC West

6:57 p.m. — Coming off a career season, TE C.J. Uzomah is headed to the Big Apple. The Jets had a need at the tight end and Uzomah fit the bill. 

6:41 p.m. — After originally looking for him to take a pay cut to save cap space, DeMarcus Lawrence is staying in Dallas. 

Pelissero later clarified the full deal is $40 million with $30 million guaranteed. The Pro-Bowler will be 30 years old at the start of the 2022 season.

6:25 p.m. — The Jets are running it back with RB Tevin Coleman, who hasn’t been healthy since 2018 

Coleman’s deal is for one year and $1.5 million with $650K guaranteed, according to Tom Pelissero, with a max $2.3M with incentives.

6:17 p.m. — Former first round pick DT Taven Bryan is on the move, trading his sunglasses and shorts for ski caps and puffy coats. 

6:12 p.m. — ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports DT Tim Settle has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bills. Buffalo signed guard Rodger Saffold and extended the contract of center Mitch Morse earlier in the day. Settle gets a two-year deal with a base value of $9 million and a max value of $10.6 million, according to Mike Garafolo.

5:55 p.m. — The Indianapolis Colts, in their quest for a QB after trading away Carson Wentz to the Commanders, were shot down in their attempt to speak to Deshaun Watson on Monday. 

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

5:42 p.m. —More details from J.C. Jackson’s deal with the Chargers.

5:42 p.m. —After making Christian Kirk one of the highest paid receivers, the Jags are using their robust amount of cap space to add another offensive player.

5:30 p.m. The Steelers will have a familiar face to protect Mitchell Trubisky in Pittsburgh.

5:25 p.m. — “Tom Brady is a game changer. He has certainly changed things for the Buccaneers,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said. The QBs announcement to return Sunday has helped bring the band back together, with CB Carlton Davis being among them.

5:05 p.m. — According to multiple reports, the Texans claimed cornerback Reggie Robinson off of waivers. Robinson was cut loose by the Cowboys on Friday.

4:59 p.m. — Reunited and it feels so good! 

4:58 p.m. — Gesicki becomes the first player to sign the franchise tender this offseason.

4:55 p.m. — J.C. Jackson has a new home. The former Patriots cornerback is expected to sign with the Chargers. Mr. Interception will join Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa as cornerstones on the defense.

4:50 p.m. — Teddy Bridgewater will join Cedrick Wilson in Miami. The former Broncos quarterback has agreed to a one-year deal to serve as Tua Tagovailoa’s backup, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

4:44 p.m. — The Dolphins are signing Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson to a three-year deal worth $22.8 million, per NFL Network. Wilson thrived in place of Michael Gallup last year and posted career-best marks in catches (45), yards (602) and touchdowns (six) for Dallas.

4:41 p.m. — The Cardinals are retaining a key special teams player in Dennis Gardeck. They signed him to a three-year deal worth $12 million total, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

4:40 p.m. — Christian Kirk’s contract details are in. He is set to make $37 million guaranteed over the course of his contract.

4:10 p.m. — The Cardinals have their insurance for Kyler Murray in place. Colt McCoy is returning to the team as a backup on a two-year deal worth $7.5 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

4:09 p.m. — Mo Alie-Cox is returning to the Colts on a three-year deal, per Jordan Schultz. The former VCU basketball player turned tight end has carved out a nice role for himself as a well-rounded playmaker in the Colts’ offense.

4 p.m. — The Rams are keeping another key cog on their offensive line. The re-signed left tackle Joe Noteboom earlier in the day and have agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with starting center Brian Allen, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

3:46 p.m. — Will Dissly is staying with the Seahawks. Uncle Will agreed to a three-year deal worth $8 million per year to remain in Seattle, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson. Dissly has posted at least 21 catches and 231 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons.

3:43 p.m. — The Packers are retaining linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, per SI’s Bill Huber. Campbell totaled 146 tackles during his breakout 2021 campaign in Green Bay.

3:37 p.m. — The Saints are planning to keep restricted free agent Deonte Harris on a second-round tender, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. However, they could face some competition for Harris, who is now going by Harty.

3:09 p.m. — How much is Christian Kirk’s deal with the Jaguars worth? He is reportedly set to make up to $84 million over four seasons in Jacksonville, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That makes him the NFL’s third-highest-paid receiver in terms of average annual value.

2:44 p.m. — Safety Terrence Brooks is returning to the Texans on a one-year deal worth $2 million, per multiple reports.

2:41 p.m. — The Bengals lost one defensive tackle to free agency in Larry Ogunjobi, but BJ Hill is returning. The big-bodied defensive tackle is signing a three-year, $30 million deal that pays $15 million in its first year, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

2:38 p.m. — NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that the Eagles are signing pass rusher Haason Reddick to a three-year deal worth $45 million. Reddick played collegiately at Temple and has posted 23.5 sacks over his last two seasons with the Cardinals and Panthers.

2:37 p.m. — More news about the Titans’ offensive line: Rodger Saffold, who Tennessee released ahead of free agency, is set to sign with the Bills, per ESPN.

2:34 p.m. — The Titans are not tendering an offer to David Quessenberry, per ESPN. Quessenberry, 31, started all 18 of the Titans’ games last season, including the postseason. The former 2017 NFL Draft pick didn’t play until 2018 after battling cancer during the early stages of his career.

2:32 p.m. — The Jaguars aren’t done yet. They are expected to sign former Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk to a “large deal,” per NFL Network.

2:21 p.m. — Jake McQuaide is re-signing with the Cowboys on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum, per NFL Network. He is a two-time Pro Bowl long snapper.

2:20 p.m. — Braxton Berrios is returning to the Jets on a two-year contract worth $12 million, per ESPN.

2:18 p.m. — Matthew Slater is back for another season with the Patriots. The special teams ace is entering his 15th season with the Patriots and he has made 10 Pro Bowls. He will make $2.62 in 2022, per ESPN’s Field Yates.

2:14 p.m. — Another offensive line signing for the Titans: their long-term center, Ben Jones, is returning to the team on a two-year deal worth $7 million per season.

2:12 p.m. — Jamarco Jones, a former fifth-round pick by the Seahawks out of Ohio State, is signing a two-year deal worth $5.75 million with the Titans, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

1:57 p.m. — The Jets are adding another piece to their offensive line. They are signing guard Laken Tomlinson, who coach Robert Saleh knows from their time together with the 49ers, to a three-year deal worth $40 million, per NFL Network.

1:52 p.m. — Al Woods may be 35, but that didn’t stop the nose tackle from getting a two-year deal worth $9 million from the Seahawks, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Woods had 50 tackles and 1.5 sacks with Seattle last season.

1:50 p.m. — Here’s another one for the Jaguars: Folorunso “Foley” Fatukasi is joining Jacksonville, per NFL Network’s Peter Schrager. Fatukasi had 46 tackles in 15 games with the Jets last season.

1:48 p.m. — The Jaguars are making moves on the first day of legal tampering. They have agreed to a deal with Brandon Scherff and also to one with former Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokun. The Yale product recorded an NFL-high 192 tackles last year along with three intercetpions, two sacks and a forced fumble.

1:44 p.m. — The Lions are retaining one of their top free agents. Safety Tracy Walker is coming back to Detroit on a three-year, $25 million deal, per ESPN.

1:43 p.m. — The Bengals are adding another piece to their offensive line. They are signing former Patriots center Ted Karras to a three-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

1:41 p.m. — The Jaguars are signing one of the best free-agent offensive linemen on the market. Brandon Scherff, who spent the first seven seasons of his career with Washington, is set to come to Jacksonville, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

1:15 p.m. — Za’Darius Smith won’t stay available for long. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that “multiple teams” are interested in Smith after the Packers released him. That includes one of his former teams, the Ravens.

1:11 p.m. — The Seahawks are retaining Pro Bowl safety Quandre Diggs on a three-year deal worth $40 million. Diggs has posted five interceptions in each of his first two fulls seasons with the Seahawks.

1:09 p.m. — Larry Ogunjobi is expected to join the Bears on a deal worth $40.5 million over three years, per NFL Network. The defensive tackle played with the Bengals last season but suffered a season-ending injury in the playoffs.

12:58 p.m. — With the Steelers adding Mitchell Trubisky, they are now out of the running for Jimmy Garoppolo. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Colts still have an interest in Garoppolo’s services.

12:55 p.m. — The Steelers have made the first quarterback signing of the legal tampering period. They are adding Mitchell Trubisky to the fold with the expectation he will be the starting quarterback.

12:40 p.m. — The Panthers announced a couple of minor moves. They are parting with veteran defensive lineman Morgan Fox and cornerback AJ Bouye.

12:29 p.m. — The terms of James Conner’s contract are in. He will make up to $25.5 million and $13.5 million guaranteed over three years with the Cardinals, per ESPN.

12:21 p.m. — The Cardinals lost Chase Edmonds, but they will keep James Conner. After his resurgent year in Arizona while on a one-year contract, Conner has signed a three-year extension in Arizona, per NFL Network.

12:20 p.m. — Jarvis Landry is no longer with the Browns. He has been released by the team after their acquisition of Amari Cooper, per ESPN. Landry had been given permission to seek a trade, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport lists the Bills and Chiefs as “teams to watch” now that Landry is available.

12:11 p.m. — The Dolphins are adding to their running back room. They agreed to a two-year, $12.6 million deal with former Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds, per ESPN. Edmonds posted a career-high 903 scrimmage yards last season and averaged 5.1 yards per carry working in tandem with James Conner.

12:03 p.m. — The first big deal of NFL free agency is in. Former Bucs guard Alex Cappa is signing with the Bengals for $40 million over four years, per ESPN. He played right guard in Tampa Bay and will help to fix either guard spot in Cincinnati, as both were problematic in 2022.

11:58 a.m. — One more before the floodgates open: The Rams are keeping offensive tackle Joe Noteboom. He will make up to $47.5 million over three years on the deal. He is being paid at a starter level, so he will likely, eventually, take over for Andrew Whitworth — be it now or in 2023.

11:54 a.m. — The Dolphins have re-signed defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah to a four-year deal worth up to $65 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

11:50 a.m. — The NFL’s legal tampering period begins in 10 minutes. Expect there to be action relatively quickly after things open up at noon ET. News of signings, trades, releases and rumors should come in steadily throughout the day.

11:19 a.m. — Chandler Jones is the latest edge rusher tied to the Broncos. Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reports that he will be a target of Denver’s. The Broncos have also been tied to Von Miller, who they traded away in advance of the 2021 NFL trade deadline.

10:56 a.m. — Deshaun Watson has permission from the Texans to speak to other NFL teams. He is expected to talk to the Saints and Panthers over the next 48 hours, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

10:35 a.m. — Another Packers release: offensive tackle/guard Billy Turner has been cut by the team, per NFL Network.

10:30 a.m. — The Packers extended Preston Smith but will be parting with Za’Darius Smith. The veteran edge rusher was due to have a $27.6 million cap hit in 2022, so he will look to play somewhere else while Preston Smith and Rashan Gary man the edge in Green Bay.

10:28 a.m. — The Falcons agreed to a restructured contract with Matt Ryan last week. Now, they have agreed to an extension with Jake Matthews to keep their long-time left tackle in place and open up cap space. The deal will pay up to $52.5 million over three seasons.

10:24 a.m. — Kicker Greg Joseph is staying with the Vikings. He has been tendered at a second-round level and will make $2.433 million in 2022, per NFL Network.

10:12 a.m. — The Bills cut guard/tackle Daryl Williams but they will be keeping their center Mitch Morse. He signed a two-year extension with the team worth up to $19.5 million, per NFL Network.

9:39 a.m. — JC Jackson is, arguably, the top free agent available on the market with Davante Adams having been hit with a franchise tag. The Dolphins are expected to be interested in Jackson, per Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

9:27 a.m. — Here’s a slight surprise: the Bills are cutting offensive lineman Daryl Williams, who has started every game over the last two seasons. NFL Network reports that the two sides could agree upon a re-worked deal eventually, but for now, Buffalo saves just over $8 million in cap space.

9:27 a.m. — The Packers have agreed to an extension with Preston Smith. He will make $52.5 million in new money over four years, per NFL Network, and will have a significantly lower cap hit in 2022. That will open up some much-needed cap space for the over-the-cap Packers.

9:18 a.m. — Cue the TB12 jokes: Lions backup QB Tim Boyle, who wears the No. 12, has re-signed with the Lions on a one-year deal worth up to $2 million, per NFL Network.

8:51 a.m. — While Tom Brady is coming out of retirement, Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet is not expected to do the same. He will remain retired and will pursue his Master’s degree, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

7:58 a.m. — NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Packers WR Davante Adams will not play on the franchise tag. The two sides, which are “far apart” on a long-term deal, will have to bridge the gap to avoid a holdout.

7:20 a.m. — The Patriots have re-signed a couple of key, long-term members of their organization in QB Brian Hoyer and G/C James Ferentz, per Jim McBride of The Boston Globe.

March 13

11:44 p.m. — After Brady’s return, the Buccaneers moved quickly to lock up their center. Ryan Jensen is coming back to the Bucs on a three-year deal worth up to $39 million ($23 million guaranteed).

10:09 p.m. — Lions center Evan Brown won’t be a restricted free agent. He has agreed to terms on a one-year deal to rejoin the Lions, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

7:37 p.m. — Kirk Cousins has signed a one-year, $35 million extension with the Vikings, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The extension is fully guaranteed and will keep him in Minnesota through 2023.

7:13 p.m. — Well, that was fast! After just 40 days, Tom Brady has come out of retirement. He announced the decision on Twitter and confirmed that he would be returning to Tampa Bay.

7:03 p.m. — The Cowboys were deep in talks with Michael Gallup about a potential extension. That’s part of why they traded Amari Cooper. They officially signed Gallup to a five-year, $62.5 million deal on Sunday, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

6:50 p.m. — Dustin Hopkins is staying with the Chargers. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that the veteran kicker agreed to an extension with Los Angeles ahead of free agency.

6:05 p.m. — Devin McCourty, a mainstay of the Patriots’ defense, is returning to the team for another season. He agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with the team.

6:04 p.m. — The Bills have agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with receiver Isaiah McKenzie, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

6:01 p.m. — The Cardinals are keeping Zach Ertz. They agreed to a three-year extension with the veteran tight end, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The Cardinals originally acquired Ertz ahead of the 2021 NFL trade deadline, and the deal is expected to be worth up to $31.6 million.

2:31 p.m. — The Patriots’ are tendering restricted free agent Jakobi Meyers at a second-round level. That means they will have the right of first refusal on any contract Meyers signs with another club. If no offers come, Meyers will be on a one-year, $2.4 million contract.

11:52 a.m. — The Texans are giving teams permission to speak with Deshaun Watson. Among the teams that are in pursuit and have made an offer for the quarterback are the Saints and the Panthers.

March 12

3:05 p.m. — After acquiring Amari Cooper, the Browns are going to let Jarvis Landry seek a trade, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

2 p.m. — The Cowboys agree to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Browns, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The teams will exchange Day 3 draft picks in the deal.

MORE: Why the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper, explained

March 11

4:34 p.m. — A grand jury declines to indict Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on nine criminal complaints of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. This may cause his trade market to heat up.

4:28 p.m. — The Raiders are keeping star pass rusher Maxx Crosby long-term. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Las Vegas has signed him to a four-year, $95 million extension.

2:43 p.m. — The Cowboys are emerging as a potential suitor for Bobby Wagner, per ESPN’s Ed Werder. The veteran linebacker was a force for Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn when Quinn held the same position with the Seahawks.

1:43 p.m. — Jason Kelce, 34, agrees to a new, one-year deal with the Eagles that makes him the highest-paid center in the NFL. He has been an All-Pro first-teamer in four of the last five seasons.

9:01 a.m. — Who could be the next player traded? According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is drawing attention.

March 10

4:50 p.m. — Another day, another big trade for the NFL. This time, it involves Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack. The Chargers acquire him in exchange for two draft picks, including a second-round selection.

2:43 p.m. — There’s another player on the trade market generating interest. Cowboys tackle La’el Collins is available, and he will be a name to watch as the Cowboys look to clear some cap space.

1:27 p.m. — Trey Flowers, the biggest signing of the 2019 free-agent class, is being released by the Lions, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

11:06 a.m. — After trading for Carson Wentz, the Commanders release safety/linebacker Landon Collins. They failed to agree to another restructured contract and will save about $6.6 million in cap space by cutting him.

10:40 a.m. — Rodger Saffold will be looking for a new home. The Titans are releasing the 33-year-old, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

March 9

5:22 p.m. — The Seahawks officially released veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner, who had played in Seattle for a decade along with Russell Wilson.

2:09 p.m. — For the second straight day, a starting quarterback is traded. The Commanders agree to acquire Carson Wentz from the Colts in exchange for a couple of Day 2 picks and a second-round pick swap, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

March 8

8:57 p.m. — The Titans opted not to use the franchise tag on pass rusher Harold Landry. Why? Because they agreed to a five-year, $87.5 million deal with him just ahead of the franchise tag deadline.

4 p.m. — The following players were slapped with the franchise tag ahead of the league’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to apply the tag.

  • Bengals: S Jessie Bates
  • Browns: TE David Njoku
  • Buccaneers: WR Chris Godwin
  • Chiefs: OT Orlando Brown Jr.
  • Cowboys: TE Dalton Schultz
  • Dolphins: TE Mike Gesicki
  • Jaguars: OT Cam Robinson
  • Packers: WR Davante Adams

1:46 p.m. — Mike Williams and the Chargers agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $60 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Had Williams not been extended, the Chargers were planning to use the franchise tag on him.

1:41 p.m. — Rodgers’ extension wasn’t the only big quarterback deal on March 8. The Seahawks agreed to trade Russell Wilson to the Broncos for a massive package including three players and five draft picks, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The terms of the deals are as follows:

  • Broncos get: QB Russell Wilson, fourth-round pick.
  • Seahawks get: QB Drew Lock, DL Shelby Harris, TE Noah Fant, two first-round picks, 2022 second-round pick, 2023 second-round pick, fifth-round pick.

11:26 a.m. — The first major domino of the 2022 NFL offseason falls, as Aaron Rodgers agrees to an extension with the Packers. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports it will make Rodgers the highest paid player in the NFL based on average annual value.

NFL free agency rumors, trade rumors

Deshaun Watson to meet with Panthers, Saints, other “serious suitors”

Date: March 13

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

Deshaun Watson’s trade market is heating up after a grand jury elected not to indict the embattled Texans quarterback on nine criminal complaints of sexual harassment and misconduct. The Panthers have been interested in Watson since he first became available while the Saints would have to clear a lot of cap space to afford him.

MORE: Ranking Deshaun Watson’s top landing spots

Bills considered a “top suitor” for Evan Engram

Date: March 10

Source: Dan Duggan, The Athletic

The Bills are in the market for a tight end to pair with Dawson Knox. Dan Duggan reports that they are a “top suitor” for Evan Engram, who has averaged 69 catches, 740 yards and four touchdowns per 17 games played during his career. And no quarterback he has played with is nearly as good as Josh Allen.

Patriots eying receivers including Allen Robinson, Robby Anderson

Date: March 9

Source: Mike Giardi, NFL Network

The Patriots have a couple of good receivers in Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers, but they need to add a true No. 1-type receiver and depth to their wide-out room. They are reportedly doing a lot of work on free-agent receivers including Allen Robinson. They also are considering a trade for Robby Anderson, which would make Nelson Agholor expendable.

Eric Fisher won’t re-sign with the Colts

Date: March 9

Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN

Eric Fisher was signed by the Colts during the 2021 offseason to replace Anthony Castonzo after their veteran offensive lineman retired. Now, the former Pro Bowler will move on to his third team in as many years while the Colts search for a replacement.

Bengals, 49ers interested in Patriots’ J.C. Jackson

Date: March 8

Source: Jordan Schultz

The Patriots aren’t expected to keep J.C. Jackson, who has 25 career interceptions in four years since going undrafted out of Maryland. The Bengals, who need an upgrade over Eli Apple, and 49ers, who need a true No. 1 corner, are among the teams interested in him along with the Dolphins and Chargers.

Von Miller has suitors including Rams, Broncos

Date: March 6

Source: Aaron Wilson, Pro Football Network

Von Miller is drawing plenty of interest during his first trip to the unrestricted free agent market. Miller is drawing interest from the Broncos, Rams and Packers, among others. The Chargers were reportedly interested in Miller as well, but they probably won’t pursue him after trading for Khalil Mack. 

Mitchell Trubisky “creating a lot of buzz” ahead of free agency

Date: March 3

Source: Tony Pauline, Pro Football Network

The 2022 NFL quarterback market is fairly weak, and there are more QB-needy teams that there are viable starters out there. That’s part of why Trubisky is getting buzz, and per Pauline, teams are planning to sign Trubisky with “the expectation he’ll compete for a starting spot.” The Steelers, Colts and Giants have all been mentioned in connection with Trubisky.

Best NFL free agents by position

Here’s a list of the top NFL free agents still available, as ranked by SN’s Vinnie Iyer:

Quarterbacks

  1. Jameis Winston, Saints
  2. Marcus Mariota, Raiders
  3. Mitchell Trubisky, Bills
  4. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Commanders
  5. Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos
  6. Colt McCoy, Cardinals
  7. Tyrod Taylor, Texans
  8. Andy Dalton, Bears
  9. Jacoby Brissett, Dolphins
  10. Cam Newton, Panthers
  11. Joe Flacco, Jets

Running backs

  1. Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
  2. James Conner, Cardinals
  3. Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
  4. Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons
  5. Sony Michel, Rams
  6. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks
  7. Melvin Gordon, Broncos
  8. Duke Johnson Jr., Dolphins
  9. Darrel Williams, Chiefs
  10. Boston Scott, Eagles
  11. Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers
  12. Devonta Freeman, Ravens
  13. Latavius Murray, Ravens
  14. Justin Jackson, Chargers
  15. Damien Williams, Bears
  16. Devontae Booker, Giants
  17. David Johnson, Texans
  18. Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers
  19. Phillip Lindsay, Dolphins
  20. Alex Collins, Seahawks

Wide receivers

  1. Davante Adams, Packers (franchise-tagged)
  2. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (franchise-tagged)
  3. Mike Williams, Chargers (re-signed for 3 years, $60 million)
  4. Allen Robinson, Bears
  5. D.J. Chark, Jaguars
  6. Odell Beckham Jr., Rams
  7. Michael Gallup, Cowboys
  8. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  9. Christian Kirk, Cardinals
  10. Russell Gage, Falcons
  11. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers
  12. Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys
  13. Braxton Berrios, Jets
  14. TY. Hilton, Colts
  15. Jamison Crowder, Jets
  16. Sammy Watkins, Ravens
  17. Will Fuller, Dolphins
  18. Keelan Cole, Jets
  19. A.J. Green, Cardinals
  20. Emmanuel Sanders, Bills

Tight ends

  1. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (franchise-tagged)
  2. Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (franchise-tagged)
  3. Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
  4. Zach Ertz, Cardinals
  5. Robert Tonyan, Packers
  6. Evan Engram, Giants
  7. Gerald Everett, Seahawks
  8. David Njoku, Browns (franchise-tagged)
  9. Maxx Williams, Cardinals
  10. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers

Offensive tackles

  1. Terron Armstead, Saints
  2. Orlando Brown Jr,. Chiefs (franchise-tagged)
  3. Duane Brown, Seahawks
  4. Eric Fisher, Colts
  5. Trent Brown, Patriots
  6. Morgan Moses, Jets
  7. Riley Reiff, Bengals
  8. Brandon Shell, Seahawks
  9. Bobby Massie, Broncos

Guards/centers

  1. Ryan Jensen, Buccaneers
  2. Brandon Scherff, Commanders
  3. Laken Tomlinson, 49ers
  4. James Daniels, Bears
  5. Andrew Norwell, Jaguars
  6. Ben Jones, Titans
  7. Connor Williams, Cowboys
  8. Austin Corbett, Rams
  9. Brian Allen, Rams
  10. Germain Ifedi, Bears
  11. Alex Cappa, Buccaneers
  12. Quinton Spain, Bengals
  13. Mike Glowinski, Colts

Edge rushers

  1. Von Miller, Rams
  2. Chandler Jones, Cardinals
  3. Emmanuel Ogbah, Dolphins
  4. Harold Landry, Titans
  5. Jadeveon Clowney, Browns
  6. Randy Gregory, Cowboys
  7. Melvin Ingram, Chiefs
  8. Haason Reddick, Panthers
  9. Derek Barnett, Eagles
  10. Justin Houston, Ravens
  11. Jerry Hughes, Bills
  12. Charles Harris, Lions
  13. Uchenna Nwosu, Chargers
  14. Jason Pierre-Paul, Buccaneers

Defensive tackles

  1. Akiem Hicks, Bears
  2. Calais Campbell, Ravens
  3. B.J. Hill, Bengals
  4. D.J. Jones, 49ers
  5. Folorunso Fatukasi, Jets
  6. Sebastian Joseph-Day, Rams
  7. Maliek Collins, Texans
  8. Linval Joseph, Chargers
  9. Tim Settle, Commanders
  10. Sheldon Richardson, Vikings

Linebackers

  1. De’Vondre Campbell, Packers
  2. Foyesade Oluokun, Falcons
  3. Dont’a Hightower, Patriots
  4. Leighton Vander Esch, Cowboys
  5. Josey Jewell, Broncos
  6. Alexander Johnson, Broncos
  7. Anthony Barr, Vikings
  8. Kyzir White, Chargers

Cornerbacks

  1. J.C. Jackson, Patriots
  2. Stephon Gilmore, Panthers
  3. Carlton Davis, Buccaneers
  4. Casey Hayward Jr., Raiders
  5. Tyrann Mathieu, Chiefs
  6. Darious Williams, Rams
  7. Chavarius Ward, Chiefs
  8. D.J. Reed, Seahawks
  9. Donte Jackson, Panthers
  10. Steven Nelson, Steelers
  11. Patrick Peterson, Vikings
  12. Bryce Callahan, Broncos
  13. Joe Haden, Steelers
  14. Robert Alford, Cardinals

Safeties

  1. Jessie Bates III, Bengals (franchise-tagged)
  2. Marcus Williams, Saints
  3. Quandre Diggs, Seahawks
  4. Marcus Maye, Jets
  5. Jordan Whitehead, Buccaneers
  6. Kareem Jackson, Broncos
  7. Justin Reid, Texans
  8. Devin McCourty, Patriots
  9. Jayron Kearse, Cowboys
  10. Xavier Woods, Vikings

Kickers

  1. Younghoe Koo, Falcons
  2. Matt Gay, Rams
  3. Dustin Hopkins, Chargers
  4. Zane Gonzalez, Cardinals
  5. Nick Folk, Patriots
  6. Randy Bullock, Titans
  7. Michael Badgley, Colts
  8. Joey Slay, Commanders
  9. Greg Joseph, Vikings

Punters

  1. Bryan Anger, Cowboys
  2. Kevin Huber, Bengals
  3. Pat O’Donnell, Bears
  4. Michael Palardy, Dolphins
  5. Andy Lee, Cardinals
  6. Corey Bojorquez, Packers
  7. Jordan Berry, Vikings
  8. Thomas Morstead, Falcons

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