NFL free company tracker 2021: Dwell updates on news, rumors, signings and trades

New faces in new locations, 2021 NFL free agency is right here.

Whereas there is no Tom Brady available this offseason, the overall bloodletting of NFL veterans attributable to NFL’s diminished cap area might land some affect gamers elsewhere this offseason. To date, we have seen Mitchell Schwartz, Eric Fisher, Janoris Jenkins, Kenny Vaccaro, Malcolm Butler and Emmanuel Sanders all hit the market, with extra releases anticipated as groups work out their cap conditions heading into Wednesday.

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Monday marks the beginning of the NFL’s “authorized tampering” interval, which means over the subsequent three days till the official begin of NFL free company, there can be reported offers struck, however nothing official till Wednesday at 4 p.m., the beginning of the brand new league yr. Franchise tags have already been positioned, with the deadlines final Wednesday; some notable names embody Jets security Marcus Maye, Saints DB Marcus Williams and vast receiver Allen Robinson.

Nonetheless, a deep free agent class is unfolding: Offensive lineman Joe Thuney, vast receivers Kenny Golladay and JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith are all going to make some groups very, very completely happy this offseason.

Sporting Information can be monitoring all the newest rumored signings, trades and extra under because the ball drops on the brand new league yr this week.

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NFL free company news, updates on signings and trades

March 15

1:03 p.m.: The Patriots are making a giant addition to their tight finish room, signing Jonnu Smith to a four-year, $50 million take care of $31.25 million assured (per ESPN)

12:14 p.m.: Cross rusher Romeo Okwara and the Lions are sticking collectively, agreeing to a three-year, $39 million pact (per NFL Community)

12:10 p.m.: The Cardinals announce they’re re-signing Markus Golden to a two-year deal.

12:09 p.m.: Shaq Barrett says he is returning to Tampa Bay (per Josina Anderson). His deal contains $36 million assured over 4 years, $72 million complete.

7 a.m.: The Ravens signed guard Kevin Zeitler to a three-year, $22.5 million contract (per ESPN)

March 14

10 p.m.: The 49ers re-signed fullback Kyle Juszczyk to a five-year, $27 million contract (per ESPN)

4:30 p.m.: The Packers and Aaron Jones agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract, based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jones was anticipated to hit the open market as the highest free-agent working again out there, however will as an alternative return to Inexperienced Bay’s backfield with second-year riser A.J. Dillon.

NFL free company rumors

Titans in for a secondary makeover

Date: March 10

Supply: Ian Rapoport, NFL Community

It is extra tough news for NFL veterans, as vet defensive backs Kenny Vaccaro and Malcolm Butler each are hitting free company, per Rapoport. With the wage cap down roughly $16 million heading into 2021, count on extra veteran gamers with huge checks to hit the market.

Saints clearing cap area, planning to launch notable names

Date: March 10

Supply: Ian Rapoport, NFL Community

The Saints, who’re $31 million over the cap, have launched a pair of notable names, with linebacker Kwon Alexander and vast receiver Emmanuel Sanders each heading in the direction of free company. Alexander is recovering from an Achilles damage, whereas Sanders is getting into the twilight of his NFL profession. Sanders did have over 700 yards receiving in 2020.

Allen Robinson will get second franchise tag

Date:  March 9

Supply:  Adam Schefter, ESPN

Bears standout wideout Allen Robinson catches the franchise tag for the second consecutive season, abruptly ending any speak of him hitting free company. The thought of a tag-and-trade might nonetheless be within the works, however Chicago figures to wish to maintain Robinson in a Bears uniform long-term.

Kenny Golladay is free company sure

Date:  March 9

Supply:  Tom Pelissero, NFL Community

In one thing of a shock, Lions vast receiver Kenny Golladay appears to be hitting the market, per Pelissero. Golladay is coming off an injury-shortened 2020 season, however has 1,000-yard seasons in each 2018 and 2019.

Bud Dupree could have a brand new group in 2021

Date:  March 9

Supply:  Adam Schefter, ESPN

Coming off a 8 1/2 sack season, Dupree performed out the franchise tag and will not be getting it once more come 2021, per Schefter. Dupree is without doubt one of the preeminent cross rushers to hit free company this yr.

Chris Godwin will get the tag

Date:  March 9

Supply:  Adam Schefter, ESPN

Arguably the most effective receiver who was scheduled to hit the market in 2021, Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin can be getting the franchise tag, per Schefter. Godwin is without doubt one of the trio of key free brokers for the Bucs this offseason, with defenders Shaq Barrett and Lavonte David each hitting the market, as effectively.

Dak Prescott is not going anyplace

Date:  March 8

Supply:  Ian Rapoport, NFL Community

Months of Dallas brass telling the world that Dak Prescott would be the Cowboys quarterback in 2021 appears to be nearer to actuality, with the franchise tag going to be positioned on Prescott. The 2 sides could have till July 15 to get a long-term deal carried out.

Washington contemplating franchise tag on Scherff

Date:  March 8

Supply:  Tom Pelissero, NFL Community (NFL Now)

Washington is contemplating inserting the franchise tag on guard Brandon Scherff as soon as once more, per NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero. Scherff is scheduled to be one of many prime two guards out there on the free agent market, alongside Patriots guard Joe Thuney.

Lions getting requires backup QB

Date:  March 7

Supply:  Adam Schefter, ESPN

The Lions are receiving calls on backup quarterback  Chase Daniel,  per stories. Daniel could possibly be thought-about for a mentorship-type position for a brand new group. Detroit is ready to make their commerce for QB Jared Goff official.

Greatest NFL free brokers by place

This is an inventory of the highest NFL free brokers nonetheless out there, as ranked by SN’s Vinnie Iyer:


  1. Jameis Winston, Saints
  2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins
  3. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
  4. Andy Dalton, Cowboys
  5. Alex Smith, Washington
  6. Tyrod Taylor, Chargers
  7. Jacoby Brissett, Colts

Working backs

  1. Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
  2. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  3. Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
  4. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
  5. James Conner, Steelers
  6. Mike Davis, Panthers
  7. James White, Patriots
  8. Le’Veon Bell, Chiefs
  9. Todd Gurley, Falcons
  10. Tevin Coleman, 49ers
  11. Duke Johnson, Texans

Extensive receivers

  1. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  2. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  3. Will Fuller, Texans
  4. Corey Davis, Titans
  5. Marvin Jones Jr., Lions
  6. Curtis Samuel, Panthers
  7. Nelson Agholor, Raiders
  8. Antonio Brown, Buccaneers
  9. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
  10. A.J. Inexperienced, Bengals
  11. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
  12. Keelan Cole, Jaguars
  13. Adam Humphries, Titans
  14. Danny Amendola, Lions
  15. Breshad Perriman, Jets
  16. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  17. Golden Tate, Giants
  18. DeSean Jackson, Eagles

Tight ends

  1. Hunter Henry, Chargers
  2. Jonnu Smith, Titans
  3. Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
  4. Gerald Everett, Rams
  5. Jared Cook dinner, Saints
  6. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  7. Tyler Eifert, Jaguars
  8. Josh Hill, Saints

Offensive tackles

  1. Trent Williams, 49ers
  2. Alejandro Villanueva, Steelers
  3. Russell Okung, Panthers
  4. Eric Fisher, Chiefs
  5. Mitchell Schwartz, Chiefs
  6. Cameron Fleming, Giants
  7. Bobby Massie, Bears
  8. Kelvin Beachum, Cardinals
  9. Matt Feiler, Steelers


  1. Joe Thuney, Patriots
  2. Lane Taylor, Packers
  3. Gabe Jackson, Raiders
  4. James Carpenter, Falcons
  5. Richie Incognito, Raiders


  1. Corey Linsley, Packers
  2. David Andrews, Patriots
  3. Austin Reiter, Chiefs
  4. Alex Mack, Falcons
  5. Nick Martin, Texans

Defensive tackles

  1. Shelby Harris, Broncos
  2. Dalvin Tomlinson, Giants
  3. Sheldon Rankins, Saints
  4. Ndamukong Suh, Buccaneers
  5. Tyrone Crawford, Cowboys
  6. Jurrell Casey, Broncos
  7. Henry Anderson, Jets

Edge rushers 

  1. Shaquil Barrett, Buccaneers
  2. Melvin Ingram, Chargers
  3. Bud Dupree, Steelers
  4. Matthew Judon, Ravens
  5. Yannick Ngakuoe, Ravens
  6. Jadeveon Clowney, Titans
  7. Carl Lawson, Bengals
  8. Leonard Floyd, Rams
  9. Trey Hendrickson, Saints
  10. Haason Reddick, Cardinals
  11. Justin Houston, Colts
  12. Aldon Smith, Cowboys
  13. Romeo Okwara, Lions
  14. Carlos Dunlap, Seahawks
  15. Takk McKinley, Falcons
  16. Adrian Clayborn, Browns


  1. Jayon Brown, Titans
  2. Denzel Perryman, Chargers
  3. Okay.J. Wright, Seahawks


  1. Richard Sherman, 49ers
  2. Troy Hill, Rams
  3. William Jackson III, Bengals
  4. Desmond King II, Titans
  5. Mike Hilton, Steelers
  6. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
  7. Shaquill Griffin, Seahawks
  8. Quinton Dunbar, Seahawks
  9. Xavier Rhodes, Colts
  10. Ronald Darby, Washington
  11. Jason Verrett, 49ers
  12. Mackensie Alexander, Bengals
  13. Brian Poole, Jets
  14. Chidobe Awuzie, Cowboys
  15. Nickell Robey-Coleman, Eagles
  16. Breshaud Breeland, Chiefs
  17. Cameron Sutton, Steelers
  18. Okay’Waun Williams, 49ers
  19. Gareon Conley, Texans
  20. A.J. Bouye, Broncos
  21. Buster Skrine, Bears
  22. Justin Coleman, Lions


  1. Anthony Harris, Vikings
  2. John Johnson III, Rams
  3. Malik Hooker, Colts
  4. Keanu Neal, Falcons
  5. Jaquiski Tartt, 49ers
  6. Xavier Woods, Cowboys
  7. Ricardo Allen, Falcons
  8. Tre Boston, Panthers
  9. Lamarcus Joyner, Raiders


  1. Zane Gonzalez, Cardinals
  2. Ryan Succop, Buccaneers
  3. Matt Prater, Lions
  4. Dustin Hopkins, Washington
  5. Stephen Gostkowski, Titans
  6. Cody Parkey, Browns
  7. Randy Bullock, Bengals
  8. Nick Folks, Patriots
  9. Dan Bailey, Vikings


  1. Kevin Huber, Bengals
  2. Pat O’Donnell, Bears
  3. Jordan Berry, Steelers
  4. Andy Lee, Cardinals
  5. Matt Haack, Dolphins
  6. Thomas Morstead, Saints

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