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2022 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC East

The NFC East has had its share of movement within the first week of free agency. Quite a bit of it was through its own volition. The Cowboys lost Randy Gregory, but signed one of its top receivers to an extension. The Commanders made a splash by trading for former Colts quarterback Carson Wentz. The Eagles released Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox but kept the centerpiece of its offensive line. As the moves continue, we will keep the updates coming.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Offensive free agents

  • TE Dalton Schultz (franchise tag)
  • RB Corey Clement
  • WR Michael Gallup (re-signed)
  • WR Cedrick Wilson (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • WR Noah Brown
  • WR Malik Turner
  • OT La’el Collins (released)
  • OG Connor Williams (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • OL Ty Nsekhe
  • TE Jeremy Sprinkle
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup signed a five-year extension with the team this offseason.

Defensive free agents

  • S Jayron Kearse (re-signed)
  • S Damontae Kazee
  • S Malik Hooker (re-signed)
  • DB Maurice Canady
  • LB Leighton Vander Esch (re-signed)
  • DE Dorance Armstrong (re-signed)
  • DE Brent Urban
  • DT Carlos Watkins (re-signed)
  • LB Francis Bernard
  • LB Luke Gifford (re-signed)
  • P Bryan Anger (re-signed)
  • LS Jake McQuaide (re-signed)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-worked DE DeMarcus Lawrence’s contract to an extension, re-signed DE Dorance Armstrong on a two-year deal, re-signed WR Michael Gallup on a five-year deal, re-signed S Malik Hooker on a two-year deal, re-signed LB Leighton Vander Esch on a one-year deal, re-signed LB Luke Gifford on a one-year deal, re-signed DT Carlos Watkins, re-signed S Jayron Kearse to a two-year deal, re-signed LS Jake McQuaide on a one-year deal, re-signed P Bryan Anger to a three-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with WR James Washington (Steelers) on a one-year deal, DE Dante Fowler (Falcons) on a two-year deal
  • Traded WR Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round pick and they swapped 2022 sixth-round picks with the Browns
  • Lost OG Connor Williams (Dolphins), DE Randy Gregory (Broncos), WR Cedrick Wilson (Dolphins)
  • Placed the franchise tag on TE Dalton Schultz
  • Released OT La’el Collins, K Greg Zuerlein, WR Robert Foster, DB Reggie Robinson II, RB Ito Smith, TE Blake Jarwin

Washington Commanders

Offensive free agents

  • QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
  • QB Kyle Allen (Agreed to terms with the Texans)
  • WR-Ret DeAndre Carter
  • WR Dylan Cantrell
  • OT Cornelius Lucas (re-signed)
  • OC Jon Toth (re-signed)
  • OG Jamil Douglas (Agreed to terms with the Giants)
  • OL Ereck Flowers (released)
  • OG Brandon Scherff (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)
  • WR Cam Sims (re-signed)
  • WR Adam Humphries
  • C Tyler Larsen (re-signed)
  • RB Jonathan Williams (re-signed)
  • RB J.D. McKissic (re-signed)
  • TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

Defensive free agents

  • DT Tim Settle (Agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • DL Daniel Wise (re-signed)
  • DE Jalen Jelks
  • DL Matt Ioannidis (released and signed with Panthers)
  • S Troy Apke
  • LB Jon Bostic
  • LB Jared Norris
  • LB Nate Orchard
  • LB Milo Eifler (re-signed)
  • LB David Mayo (re-signed)
  • CB Darryl Roberts
  • CB Torry McTyer
  • CB Corn Elder
  • CB Danny Johnson (re-signed)
  • S Bobby McCain (re-signed)
  • S Deshazor Everett (released)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded its third-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 NFL Draft for Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz. The 2023 third-round pick could become a second rounder based on Wentz’s playing time in Washington. The teams also traded positions in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, as the team gave up the 42nd overall pick to move down five spots
  • Agreed to terms with OG Andrew Norwell (Jaguars), DE Efe Obada (Bills)
  • Re-signed S Bobby McCain to a two-year deal, RB J.D. McKissic, OC Jon Toth, RB Jonathan Williams, OT Cornelius Lucas, OC Tyler Larsen, LB David Mayo, LB Milo Eifler, WR Cam Sims, DL Daniel Wise, CB Danny Johnson,
  • Placed a RFA tender on K Joey Slye
  • Released DL Matt Ioannidis (signed with Panthers), OG Ereck Flowers, S Deshazor Everett
  • Lost OG Brandon Scherff (Jaguars), DT Tim Settle (Bills), QB Kyle Allen (Texans), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Giants), OG Jamil Douglas (Giants)

New York Giants

Offensive free agents

  • QB Jake Fromm
  • QB Mike Glennon
  • WR C.J. Board (re-signed)
  • OT Korey Cunningham (re-signed)
  • TE Evan Engram (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)
  • G Will Hernandez (Agreed to terms with the Cardinals)
  • FB Elijhaa Penny
  • FB Cullen Gillaspia
  • WR Dante Pettis
  • OL Billy Price
  • WR John Ross
  • OL Matt Skura
  • OT Nate Solder
  • TE Levine Toilolo
  • TE Kaden Smith
  • TE Kyle Rudolph (released)
  • RB Devontae Booker (released)
  • P Riley Dixon

Defensive free agents

  • LB Lorenzo Carter
  • CB Keion Crossen (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • S Nate Ebner
  • S J.R. Reed
  • DB Logan Ryan (released and then signed with the Buccaneers)
  • DB Steven Parker
  • DL Austin Johnson (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)
  • LB Benardrick McKinney
  • S Jabrill Peppers (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)
  • DB Logan Ryan (released and then signed with Buccaneers)
  • LB Reggie Ragland
  • DL Danny Shelton
  • LB Jaylon Smith
  • LS Casey Kreiter (re-signed)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed OT Korey Cunningham, LS Casey Kreiter, WR C.J. Board
  • Agreed to terms with OG Mark Glowinski (Colts) on a three-year deal, QB Tyrod Taylor (Texans) on a two-year deal, OG Jon Feliciano (Bills), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Commanders), WR Richie James (49ers), DT Justin Ellis (Ravens), DL Jihad Ward (Jaguars), RB Matt Breida (Bills), G Jamil Douglas (Commanders), OL Max Garcia (Cardinals)
  • Released DB Logan Ryan (signed by Buccaneeers), TE Kaden Smith, P Riley Dixon, RB Devontae Booker, TE Kyle Rudolph
  • Lost CB Keion Crossen (Dolphins), TE Evan Engram (Jaguars), DT Austin Johnson (Chargers), S Jabrill Peppers (Patriots), OG Will Hernandez (Cardinals)

Philadelphia Eagles

Offensive free agents

Defensive free agents

  • S Rodney McLeod
  • S Anthony Harris (re-signed)
  • LB Alex Singleton (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • DE Derek Barnett (re-signed)
  • CB Steven Nelson
  • DT Hassan Ridgeway (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)
  • DE Ryan Kerrigan
  • OLB Genard Avery (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)
  • DT Fletcher Cox (released and then re-signed)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with GM Howie Roseman on a three-year extension
  • Re-signed OC Jason Kelce on a one-year deal, WR Greg Ward on a one-year deal, S Anthony Harris on a one-year deal, re-signed RB Boston Scott on a one-year deal, DE Derek Barnett to a two-year deal
  • Placed a RFA tender on OG Nate Herbig
  • Agreed to terms with DE-OLB Haason Reddick on a three-year deal, LB Kyzir White (Chargers), WR Zach Pascal (Colts)
  • Lost DT Hassan Ridgeway (49ers) , LB Alex Singleton (Broncos), OLB Genard Avery (Steelers)
  • Released DT Fletcher Cox and then re-signed him to a one-year deal

2022 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: AFC North

The 2022 AFC North free agency period began with the Ravens thinking they had a former friend while the Bengals guarded the team’s future. The Browns scooped Cooper in a trade and the Steelers found a possible replacement for Big Ben. We have all of the latest updates from the division’s free agency and offseason moves.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive free agents

  • C Bradley Bozeman (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • RB Devonta Freeman
  • RB Latavius Murray
  • FB Patrick Ricard (re-signed)
  • OT David Sharpe
  • TE Eric Tomlinson (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • WR Sammy Watkins (Agreed to terms with the Packers)

Defensive free agents

  • LB Chris Board (Agreed to terms with Lions)
  • CB Anthony Averett (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • LB Josh Bynes (re-signed)
  • DE Calais Campbell (re-signed)
  • S DeShon Elliott (Agreed to terms with the Lions)
  • NT Justin Ellis (Agreed to terms with the Giants)
  • LB L. J. Fort
  • OLB Justin Houston
  • S Tony Jefferson (re-signed)
  • OLB Pernell McPhee
  • CB Jimmy Smith
  • NT Brandon Williams
  • CB Tavon Young (released)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Head coach John Harbaugh was signed to a three-year extension
  • Agreed to terms with S Marcus Williams (Saints) on a five-year deal, OLB OT Morgan Moses (Jets) on a three-year deal
  • Lost TE Eric Tomlinson (Broncos), CB Anthony Averett (Raiders), LB Chris Board (Lions), S DeShon Elliott (Lions), WR Sammy Watkins (Packers), DL Justin Ellis (Giants)
  • Released CB Tavon Young
  • Re-signed FB Patrick Ricard to a three-year deal, DE Calais Campbell to a two-year deal, LB Josh Bynes

Cleveland Browns

Offensive free agents

  • QB Nick Mullens
  • WR Rashard Higgins (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • WR Ryan Switzer
  • TE David Njoku (franchised)
  • OT Chris Hubbard (re-signed)
  • TE Austin Hooper (released and signed with the Titans)
  • PK Chase McLaughlin
  • TE Stephen Carlson
  • FB Andy Janovich
  • WR Jarvis Landry (released)

Defensive free agents

  • DT Malik Jackson
  • DT Sheldon Day
  • DE Jadeveon Clowney
  • DE Takkarist McKinley
  • DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
  • LB Malcolm Smith
  • LB Anthony Walker
  • LB Elijah Lee
  • S Ronnie Harrison
  • S M.J. Stewart (Agreed to terms with the Texans)
  • P Dustin Colquitt
Former Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson traded to the Cleveland Browns
Former Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson was traded to the Cleveland Browns for three first-round draft picks, a 2023 third-round pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick.

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Reportedly traded three first-round picks to the Houston Texans for QB Deshaun Watson. They also gave up a 2023 third-round pick and 2024 fourth-round pick in the trade.
  • Agreed to terms with WR Jakeem Grant (Bears) on a three-year deal, DL Taven Bryan (Jaguars) on a one-year deal, QB Jacoby Brissett (Colts) on a one-year deal, OL Ethan Pocic (Seahawks)
  • Lost WR Rashard Higgins (Panthers), DB M.J. Stewart (Texans)
  • Placed the franchise tag on TE David Njoku, placed a RFA tender on RB D’Ernest Johnson
  • Traded LB Mack Wilson in exchange for OLB/DE Chase Winovich (Patriots)
  • Traded QB Case Keenum to the Buffalo Bills for a seventh-round pick
  • Released WR Jarvis Landry, TE Austin Hooper (signed with Titans)
  • Traded a 2022 fifth-round pick and swapped 2022 sixth-round selections with the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for WR Amari Cooper

Cincinnati Bengals

Offensive free agents

  • TE C.J. Uzomah (Agreed to terms with the Jets)
  • OT Riley Reiff
  • OG Quinton Spain
  • QB Brandon Allen (re-signed)
  • WR Mike Thomas (re-signed)
  • WR Auden Tate
  • OL Fred Johnson (released and then signed with Buccaneers)
  • OL Trey Hopkins (released)

Defensive free agents

  • S Jessie Bates III (franchised)
  • CB Eli Apple (re-signed)
  • CB Vernon Hargeaves
  • CB Tre Flowers
  • DT B.J. Hill (re-signed)
  • DT Josh Tupou (re-signed)
  • LB Jordan Evans
  • CB Darius Phillips (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • CB Trae Waynes (released)
  • S Ricardo Allen
  • S Michael Thomas (re-signed)
  • LS Clark Harris
  • P Kevin Huber

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OG Alex Cappa (Buccaneers) on a four-year deal, OL Ted Karras (Patriots) on a three-year deal, OT La’el Collins (Cowboys) to a three-year deal, TE Hayden Hurst (Falcons)
  • Re-signed DT B.J. Hill to a three-year deal, CB Eli Apple on a one-year deal, S Michael Thomas to a one-year deal, DT Josh Tupou on a two-year deal, QB Brandon Allen on a one-year deal, WR Trenton Irwin
  • Placed the franchise tag on S Jessie Bates III
  • Lost TE C.J. Uzomah (Jets), CB Darius Phillips (Raiders)
  • Released CB Trae Waynes

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive free agents

  • QB Ben Roethlisberger (retired)
  • QB Joshua Dobbs
  • WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Agreed to terms with the Chiefs)
  • WR James Washington (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)
  • WR-Ret Ray-Ray McCloud (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)
  • TE Eric Ebron
  • RB Kalen Ballage
  • OG Trai Turner
  • OT Chuks Okorafor (re-signed)
  • OL B.J. Finney
  • OL Zach Banner

Defensive free agents

  • DL Montravious Adams (re-signed)
  • OLB Taco Charlton
  • CB Joe Haden
  • CB Akhello Witherspoon (re-signed)
  • CB Arthur Maulet (re-signed)
  • S Terrell Edmunds
  • S Miles Killebrew (re-signed)
  • LB Joe Schobert (released)
Former Jaguars LB Myles Jack -an 82-game starter- signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • QB Ben Roethlisberger retired after 18 seasons and this will be GM Kevin Colbert’s last season
  • Re-signed OT Chuks Okorafor to a three-year deal, CB Arthur Maulet on a two-year deal, S Miles Killebrew on a two-year deal, CB Ahkello Witherspoon on a two-year deal, DT Montravius Adams (Saints) on a two-year deal
  • Released LB Joe Schobert, OL Zach Banner
  • Agreed to terms with LB Myles Jack (Jaguars) on a two-year deal, QB Mitchell Trubisky (Bills) on a two-year deal, OG James Daniels (Bears) on a three-year deal, C Mason Cole on a three-year deal, CB Levi Wallace (Bills) on a two-year deal, WR Gunner Olszewski (Patriots) on a two-year deal
  • Placed an original round tender on QB Dwayne Haskins, placed a first right-of-refusal tender on LB Robert Spillane
  • Lost WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Chiefs), WR James Washington (Cowboys), WR-Ret Ray-Ray McCloud (49ers),

Oakland Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers, 11-1-18: In-Game Report

A battle of the Bay Area featured two of the worst teams in the NFL. However, San Francisco thoroughly dominated its area rivals on Thursday Night Football, winning 34-3. DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in game report:

Nick Mullens 

Undrafted second-year quarterbacks don’t usually complete 16-of-22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in their first career start.  But thanks to a poor defense and an excellent game plan, Mullens was aided in his debut. Head coach Kyle Shanahan’s first 15 script of play calls allowed his quarterback to get comfortable through the use of bootlegs, screens and power running.  The 49ers scored their first touchdown of the game with a play action pass from Mullens to wide receiver Pierre Garcon, who ran wide open over the middle.  Mullens’ teammates said his ability to perform on the primetime Thursday night stage didn’t surprise them.

“It was cool that he didn’t change under the big lights and these circumstances,” cornerback Richard Sherman said, during a postgame press conference according to ESPN.  “We’re not really surprised. We’ve seen him do it in practice. He plays with a lot of confidence.”

Mullens executed the game plan to perfection and might see additional playing time as the team’s primary backup, thanks to a strong performance. 

George Kittle

Mullens looked to tight end George Kittle whenever he needed a big play.  Kittle finished with four catches on four targets for 108 yards and one touchdown.  The second-year tight end made an impressive one-handed grab over the middle on 2nd and 12 and sprinted for a 71-yard gain to open the third quarter.  On the season, Kittle has caught 41 passes for 692 yards and three touchdowns.  As the 49ers cycle through quarterbacks, Kittle has remained a constant at tight end and his production hasn’t slipped no matter who has been behind center. 

Raiders miscues 

The 49ers had their way with the Raiders but Oakland committed more than their fair share of mental mistakes.  On offense, Derek Carr was harassed all evening due to a  shuffling offensive line because of injuries. The Raiders gave up eight sacks and as a team totaled just 242 yards of total offense. Defensively, the Raiders were penalized for having too many men on the field in the second half, left receivers wide open on bootlegs and couldn’t set the edge to prevent long runs.  Oakland traded away young talent in Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack and it looks like their eyes are on the future. The Raiders might not win many games in 2018 thanks to a lack of talent but that doesn’t excuse the mental errors that plagued both sides of the ball against the 49ers.