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2023 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: AFC South

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The Indianapolis Colts hired former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen to be its new head coach.

The AFC South’s free agency/offseason period started with the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts hiring new head coaches. The Titans will have a new look in 2023 after releasing a number of prominent veterans. How aggressive will the Jaguars be in free agency? Please come back day-to-day as we will provide live updates on each of your favorite teams.

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

Offensive free agents

  • WR Robert Woods (released)
  • WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (re-signed)
  • TE Austin Hooper
  • TE Geoff Swaim
  • RB Dontrell Hilliard
  • RB Trenton Cannon
  • OC Corey Levin (re-signed)
  • OC Ben Jones (released)
  • OG Nate Davis (Reportedly agreed to terms with Bears)
  • OT Taylor Lewan (released)
  • OT Le’Raven Clark (Agreed to terms with Steelers)
  • OT Dennis Daley (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)
  • K Randy Bullock

Defensive free agents

  • DE DeMarcus Walker
  • DE Mario Edwards
  • DE Da’Shawn Hand
  • OLB Bud Dupree (released)
  • LB Zach Cunningham (released)
  • LB Dylan Cole (Agreed to terms with Bears)
  • LB David Long (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • OLB Joe Jones
  • S A.J. Moore
  • S Andrew Adams
  • CB Lonnie Johnson
  • CB Terrance Mitchell
  • CB Joshua Kalu
  • LS Morgan Cox

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Parted ways with offensive coordinator Todd Downing and promoted passing game coordinator Tim Kelly to fill the position. Promoted assistant OL coach Jason Houghtaling to be its offensive line coach and TE coach Luke Stekel will now serve as the team’s run game analyst
  • Hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant DL coach Lori Locust as its defensive quality control coach, making her the first female full-time coach in Titans team history
  • Agreed to a four-year extension with DT Jeffery Simmons
  • Released OLB Bud Dupree (Falcons), LB Zach Cunningham, WR Robert Woods, K Randy Bullock, OC Ben Jones and OT Taylor Lewan
  • Placed one-year RFA tenders on DL Teair Tart, OC Aaron Brewer
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with OT Andre Dillard (Eagles) on a three-year deal, DE-OLB Arden Key (Jaguars) on a three-year deal, LB Luke Gifford (Cowboys) on a two-year deal, LB Azeez Al-Shaair (49ers) on a one-year deal, OG Daniel Brunskill (49ers) on a two-year deal, CB Sean Bunting (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal, FB Trevon Wesco (Bears) on a one-year deal, LB Ben Niemann (Chiefs) on a one-year deal
  • Re-signed WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine on a one-year deal
  • Lost OG Nate Davis (Bears), LB David Long (Dolphins), OT Dennis Daley (Cardinals), OT Le’Raven Clark (Steelers), LB Dylan Cole (Bears)

Houston Texans

Offensive free agents

  • QB Kyle Allen (Agreed to terms with Bills)
  • QB Jeff Driskel
  • OL Justin Britt (released)
  • OG AJ Cann (released)
  • OL Justin McCray
  • RB Rex Burkhead
  • RB Royce Freeman
  • WR Chris Moore
  • WR Phillip Dorsett
  • TE O.J. Howard
  • TE Jordan Akins (Agreed to terms with Browns)

Defensive free agents

  • OLB Derek Rivers
  • OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis
  • OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Agreed to terms with the Browns)
  • DE Rasheem Green
  • DE Mario Addison (released)
  • LB Neville Hewitt
  • LB Blake Cashman
  • S M.J. Stewart
  • S Jonathan Owens
  • CB Tavierre Thomas (re-signed)
  • CB Tremon Smith

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans to be its next head coach after agreeing to part ways with former head coach Lovie Smith
  • Announced the hiring of former San Francisco 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik as its new offensive coordinator and hired former Arizona Cardinals DL coach Matt Burke as its new defensive coordinator
  • Released C Justin Britt, OG AJ Cann, DE Mario Addison, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
  • Traded a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for OG Shaq Mason and a 2023 seventh-round pick
  • Agreed on contract extensions for OT Laremy Tunsil on a three-year deal, LS Jon Weeks, DT Taylor Stallworth and OC Scott Quessenberry
  • Re-signed CB Tavierre Thomas
  • Traded WR Brandin Cooks to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick and 2024 sixth-round pick
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with QB Case Keenum (Bills) on a two-year deal, RB Mike Boone (Broncos) on a two-year deal, RB Devin Singletary (Bills) on a one-year deal, TE Dalton Schultz (Cowboys) on a one-year deal, WR Noah Brown (Cowboys) on a one-year deal, WR-KR Steven Sims (Steelers), OG Michael Deiter (Dolphins) on a one year deal, DT Sheldon Rankins (Jets) on a one-year deal, LB Chase Winovich (Browns) on a one-year deal, LB Denzel Perryman (Panthers) on a one-year deal, LB Cory Littleton (Panthers) on a one-year deal, DT Hassan Ridgeway (49ers) on a one-year deal
  • Lost OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Browns), QB Kyle Allen (Bills), TE Jordan Akins (Browns)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Offensive free agents

  • QB C.J. Beathard (re-signed)
  • TE Evan Engram (franchised)
  • WR Marvin Jones (Agreed to terms with Lions)
  • TE Chris Manhertz (Agreed to terms with Broncos)
  • TE Dan Arnold
  • OT Brandon Murphy
  • OT Jawaan Taylor (Agreed to terms with the Chiefs)

Defensive free agents

  • DE Dawuane Smoot
  • DE Arden Key (Agreed to terms with Titans)
  • DE Adam Gotsis (re-signed)
  • DT Corey Peters (retired)
  • S Andrew Wingard (re-signed)
  • CB Tre Herndon (re-signed)
  • CB Shaquill Griffin (released)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Released CB Shaquill Griffin
  • Placed the franchise tag on TE Evan Engram
  • DE Roy Robertson-Harris, RB JaMychal Hasty, QB C.J. Beathard all agreed to contract extensions
  • OG Brandon Scherff, WR Christian Kirk, WR Zay Jones, LB Foyesade Oluokun and DE Foley Fatukasi agreed to restructure contracts
  • DT Corey Peters retired
  • Signed BC Lions quarterback and 2022 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Nathan Rourke to a two-year reserve/futures contract in mid-January
  • Re-signed S Andrew Wingard on a three-year deal, CB Tre Herndon on a two-year deal, DT Adam Gotsis on a two-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with RB D’Ernest Johnson (Browns) on a one-year deal, CB Tevaughn Campbell (Raiders) on a one-year deal, DL Michael Dogbe (Cardinals) on a one-year deal, OL Josh Wells (Buccaneers) on a one-year deal
  • Lost OT Jawaan Taylor (Chiefs), DE Arden Key (Titans), WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Lions), TE Chris Manhertz (Broncos)

Indianapolis Colts

Offensive free agents

  • OT Dennis Kelly
  • OG Matt Pryor
  • WR Ashton Dulin (re-signed)
  • WR Parris Campbell (Agreed to terms with Giants)
  • WR Kristian Wilkerson
  • QB Matt Ryan (released)
  • PK Chase McLaughlin

Defensive free agents

  • DE Yannick Ngakoue
  • DE Ben Banogu
  • DE Tyquan Lewis (re-signed)
  • DT Byron Cowart
  • CB Brandon Facyson (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • CB Tony Brown (re-signed)
  • S Armani Watts
  • S Rodney McLeod
  • LB Bobby Okereke (Agreed to terms with the Giants)
  • LB E.J. Speed (re-signed)
  • P Matt Haack

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Hired former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen to be its next head coach and went on to hire former Jacksonville Jaguars passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter to be its offensive coordinator
  • Hired former Notre Dame coach Brian Mason to be its special teams coordinator
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with DE Tyquan Lewis on a one-year extension, LB E.J. Speed on a two-year extension
  • Released QB Matt Ryan
  • DT DeForest Buckner restructured his contract
  • Traded CB Stephon Gilmore to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick
  • Re-signed WR Ashton Dulin on a two-year deal, DB Tony Brown on a one-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with DT Taven Bryan (Browns) on a one-year deal, OLB Samson Ebukam (49ers) on a three-year deal, QB Garnder Minshew (Eagles), WR Isaiah McKenzie (Bills), TE Pharoah Brown (Browns), PK Matt Gay (Rams) on a four-year deal
  • Lost LB Bobby Okereke (Giants), CB Brandon Facyson (Raiders), WR Parris Campbell (Giants)

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