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2023 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: AFC West

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Former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018

Former Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr was released this offseason and is one of the top free agent quarterbacks available in 2023.

The AFC West’s free agency/offseason started fast, with the Raiders and veteran quarterback Derek Carr deciding to part ways. The Super Bowl champions had a decision to make at tackle and they did, grabbing one of the AFC’s best. The Chargers brass has hired a new defensive coordinator and the Broncos traded for a new head coach. The dominoes are starting to fall in one of the league’s most competitive divisions.

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive Free Agents

  • OT Orlando Brown, Jr. (Agreed to terms with Bengals)
  • OT Andrew Wylie (Agreed to terms with Commanders)
  • OG Nick Allegretti (re-signed)
  • WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Agreed to terms with Patriots)
  • WR Mecole Hardman (Agreed to terms with Jets)
  • WR Justin Watson (re-signed)
  • RB Jerick McKinnon
  • RB Ronald Jones II (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)
  • FB Michael Burton (Agreed to terms with Broncos)
  • TE Blake Bell (re-signed)

Defensive Free Agents

  • DE Carlos Dunlap
  • DT Khalen Saunders (Agreed to terms with Saints)
  • DT Derrick Nnadi (re-signed)
  • S Deon Bush (re-signed)
  • S Juan Thornhill (Agreed to terms with Browns)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • QB Chad Henne announced his retirement
  • Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy left the team to take the same position with the Washington Commanders
  • The team promoted former Chicago Bears head coach and current quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy to the offensive coordinator position vacated by Bieniemy
  • Placed a RFA tender on P Tommy Townsend, re-signed DT Tershawn Wharton
  • QB Patrick Mahomes restructured his contract
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with OT Jawaan Taylor (Jaguars) on a four-year deal, DE Charles Omenihu (49ers) on a two-year deal, LB Drue Tranquill (Chargers) on a one-year deal, S Mike Edwards (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal, QB Blaine Gabbert (Buccaneers), DL Byron Cowart (Patriots), DT Phil Hoskins (Panthers), WR Richie James (Giants)
  • Re-signed OG Nick Allegretti, S Deon Bush, TE Blake Bell, DT Derrick Nnadi, WR Justin Watson
  • Lost OT Andrew Wylie (Commanders), OT Orlando Brown (Bengals), DT Khalen Saunders (Saints), FB Michael Burton (Broncos), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Patriots), WR Mecole Hardman (Jets), S Juan Thornhill (Browns), Ronald Jones II (Cowboys)

Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive free agents

  • OC Will Clapp (re-signed)
  • OT Trey Pipkins (re-signed)
  • OT Storm Norton (Agreed to terms with Saints)
  • TE Richard Rodgers
  • TE Donald Parham (re-signed)
  • QB Easton Stick (re-signed)
  • QB Chase Daniel
  • WR Deandre Carter (Agreed to terms with Raiders)
  • WR Jalen Guyton (re-signed)

Defensive Free Agents

  • LB Kyle Van Noy
  • CB-nickel Bryce Callahan
  • DT Christian Covington
  • DT Tyeler Davison
  • DE Joe Gaziano (Agreed to terms with Falcons)
  • DE Morgan Fox (re-signed)
  • LB Drue Tranquill (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)
  • LB Troy Reeder (Agreed to terms with Vikings)
  • S Nasir Adderley (retired)
  • DB Kemon Hall (re-signed)
  • P JK Scott (re-signed)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Promoted secondary coach Derrick Ansley to defensive coordinator to replace Renaldo Hill, who left to join the Miami Dolphins as their defensive pass game coordinator
  • Hired former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to the same position
  • DE Khalil Mack, DE Joey Bosa, WR Mike Williams and WR Keenan Allen restructured their contracts
  • S Nasir Adderley announced his retirement
  • Released OT Matt Feiler (Buccaneers)
  • Agreed to terms with LB Eric Kendricks (Vikings) on a two-year deal
  • Re-signed QB Easton Stick to a one-year deal, OT Trey Pipkins on a three-year deal, DE Morgan Fox, TE Donald Parham on a two-year deal, P JK Scott, OC Will Clapp, WR Jalen Guyton
  • Lost OT Storm Norton (Saints), S Nasir Adderley (retired), LB Troy Reeder (Vikings), WR Deandre Carter (Raiders), DE Joe Gaziano (Falcons), LB Drue Tranquill (Chiefs)

Denver Broncos

Offensive free agents

  • RB Mike Boone
  • RB Latavius Murray
  • RB Marlon Mack
  • RB Chase Edmonds (released and agreed to terms with Buccaneers)
  • FB Andrew Beck (Agreed to terms with Texans)
  • TE Eric Saubert (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)
  • TE Eric Tomlinson
  • OG Tom Compton
  • OG Dalton Risner
  • OG Graham Glasgow (released)
  • OT Billy Turner
  • OT Calvin Anderson (Agreed to terms with Patriots)
  • OT Cameron Fleming

Defensive free agents

  • DE DeShawn Williams (Agreed to terms with Panthers)
  • DE Dre’Mont Jones (Agreed to terms with the Seahawks)
  • CB Darius Phillips
  • S Kareem Jackson
  • LB Alex Singleton (re-signed)
  • LB Dakota Allen

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Fired former head coach Nathaniel Hackett with two games remaining in the 2022 campaign
  • In late January 2023, the team traded a 2024 second-round pick and 2023 first-round pick (30th overall) to the New Orleans to receive Saints former head coach Sean Payton and a 2024 third-round pick
  • Hired Payton to a five-year contact to be its next head coach
  • Released OG Graham Glasgow, RB Chase Edmonds (signed with Buccaneers)
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with OT Mike McGlinchey (49ers) on a five-year deal, OG Ben Powers on a four-year deal, QB Jarrett Stidham (Raiders) on a two-year deal, WR Marquez Callaway (Saints) on a one-year deal, DE Zach Allen (Cardinals) on a three-year deal, TE Chris Manhertz (Jaguars) on a two-year deal, RB Samaje Perine (Bengals) on a two-year deal, FB Michael Burton (Chiefs) on a one-year deal, CB Tremon Smith (Texans) on a two-year deal, P Riley Dixon (Rams) on a two-year deal, OC Kyle Fuller (Seahawks)
  • Re-signed LB Alex Singleton to a three-year deal
  • Lost DT Dre’Mont Jones (Seahawks), DT Dashawn Williams (Panthers), TE Andrew Beck (Texans), OT Calvin Anderson (Patriots), TE Eric Saubert (Dolphins)

Las Vegas Raiders

Offensive free agents

  • QB Derek Carr (released and signed with Saints)
  • QB Jarrett Stidham (agreed to terms with Broncos)
  • RB Josh Jacobs (franchised)
  • RB Ameer Abdullah
  • FB Jakob Johnson (re-signed)
  • WR Mack Hollins (Agreed to terms with Falcons)
  • WR Keelan Cole (re-signed)
  • RT Jermaine Eluemunor (re-signed)
  • OT Brandon Parker (re-signed)
  • OC Hroniss Grasu (re-signed)
  • OG Alex Bars (re-signed)
  • TE Foster Moreau

Defensive free agents

  • DE Clelin Ferrell (Agreed to terms with 49ers)
  • DE Isaac Rochell
  • DE Tashawn Bower
  • DT Jerry Tillery (re-signed)
  • DT Andrew Billings (Agreed to terms with Bears)
  • OLB Jordan Jenkins
  • LB Micah Kiser
  • LB Denzel Perryman (Agreed to terms with Texans)
  • LB Jayon Brown
  • CB Anthony Averett
  • CB Rock Ya-Sin
  • CB Sidney Jones (Agreed to terms with Bengals)
  • SS Matthias Farley
  • SS Duron Harmon
  • LS Trent Sieg (released and signed with Dallas)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Released QB Derek Carr in mid-February of 2023 and he signed with the New Orleans Saints, released LS Trent Sieg (Cowboys)
  • Re-signed OT Brandon Parker, TE Jesper Horstad, DE Jerry Tillery on a two-year deal, RT Jermaine Eluemunor, OG Alex Bars, WR Keelan Cole, FB Jakob Johnson on a one-year deal
  • DE Maxx Crosby restructured his contract
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with QB Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers) on a three-year deal, QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) on a two-year deal, S Marcus Epps (Eagles) on a two-year deal, CB Brandon Facyson (Colts), DE Jordan Willis (49ers) on a one-year deal, WR Jakobi Myers (Patriots) on a three-year deal, LB Robert Spillane (Steelers) on a two-year deal, OG Netane Muti (Broncos) on a one-year deal, DT John Jenkins (Dolphins) on a one-year deal, CB David Long (Rams) on a one-year deal, TE Austin Hooper (Browns) on a one-year deal, TE O.J. Howard (Texans) on a one-year deal, WR Cam Sims (Commanders) on a one-year deal, WR Deandre Carter (Chargers) on a one-year deal, S Marcus Epps (Eagles) on a two-year deal, S Jaquan Johnson (Bills) on a one-year deal, CB Duke Shelley (Vikings) on a one-year deal
  • Traded TE Darren Waller to the New York Giants for a 2023 third-round pick (103rd overall)
  • Lost QB Jarrett Stidham (Broncos), DE Clelin Ferrell (49ers), DT Andrew Billings (Bears), LB Denzel Perryman (Texans), DT Gerald McCoy (retired), CB Sidney Jones IV (Bengals)

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Heston Kjerstad throwing in the outfield during the 2019 SEC Tournament
2020 Baltimore Orioles second overall pick Heston Kjerstad is currently batting .298 with eight home runs for the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore AA affiliate) in the Eastern League.

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