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2021 NFL Draft Recap: NFC South

The 2021 NFL Draft: NFC South recap features the selections of the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints. As veteran quarterbacks age and retire in the case of Drew Brees, the division opted to bring in youthful talent on the offensive side of the ball like Kyle Pitts, Kyle Trask, Terrace Marshall Jr. and Ian Book. However, defense wasn’t ignored in the 2021 NFL: NFC South recap. A lot of the players selected by the division were already playing in the South: Houston’s Payton Turner and Grant Stuard, South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn and UCF’s Richie Grant won’t have to travel far to help out their new professional teams.

Atlanta Falcons     
SelectionTeamPlayer SelectionPosition- SchoolDN Big Board Rank/ GradeNotes
1st round, 4th overallAtlanta FalconsKyle Pitts6’6 245/TE-Florida10/1st RoundNew HC Arthur Smith adds to Ryan's vast array of weapons in hopes of recapturing MVP form.
2nd round, 40th overallAtlanta Falcons (from Denver Broncos)Richie Grant5’11 197/S-UCF23/2nd RoundGrant finished his career with 10 interceptions largely as a result of his ability to steal bases on the football field.
3rd round, 68th overallAtlanta FalconsJalen Mayfield6’5 326/OT-Michigan68/2nd RoundDespite limited film, Mayfield was solid in the games viewed. Like former Philadelphia Eagles first-round pick Andre Dillard coming out of school, he takes a lot of the heat but wins most of his matchups due to his footwork.
4th round, 108th overallAtlanta FalconsDarren Hall6’0 189/CB-San Diego State98/3rd RoundHall’s ball skills have improved each season. We’ve always felt that he contained a good pace for playing off-man coverage, but his press-man improved in 2020. He still has issues being comfortable locating the ball down the field versus bigger receivers, and this could be a problem versus some of the receivers he’ll face on Sundays.
4th round, 114th overallAtlanta Falcons (from Denver Broncos)Drew Dalman6’3 300/OC-Stanford119/3rd RoundDalman has seen time at guard and provides at least a viable backup at any interior line position. His home will be center and the challenge revolves around being able to occasionally handle interior defensive linemen with no help.
5th round, 148th overallAtlanta FalconsTa’Quon Graham6'3 290/DT-Texas113/3rd RoundThe Temple High School (Tex.) product is a burgeoning talent capable of winning with quickness versus interior defensive linemen. His pad level needs to straighten itself out.
5th round, 182nd overallAtlanta Falcons (compensatory selection)Adetokunbo Ogundeji6’4 256/DE-Notre Dame132/3rd RoundUp until 2020, he was a productive backup who had garnered significant playing time along the defensive line. This past season, he began to learn how to more effectively keep distance from opponents when setting up his pass rush moves off the edge. We still think he needs to fully grow into his frame.
5th round, 183rd overallAtlanta Falcons (compensatory selection)Avery Williams5'9 193/All-Purpose-Boise State252/3rd RoundThe former Bronco set the all-time record for combined punt and kickoff return touchdowns in a career (nine). Physical enough as a tackler, the former walk-on also found time to force five fumbles in his career.
6th round, 187th overallAtlanta FalconsFrank Darby6'0 194/WR-Arizona State303/4th RoundDarby did not run quite as fast as expected, but the charismatic former Sun Devil got behind plenty of defensive backs in school despite inconsistent hand-eye coordination.
Carolina Panthers
SelectionTeamPlayer SelectionPosition- SchoolDN Big Board Rank/ GradeNotes
1st round, 8th overallCarolina PanthersJaycee Horn6’1 205 CB-South Carolina19/2nd RoundThe Panthers needed a big corner and they took one of the draft’s longer ones in Horn.
2nd round, 59th overallCarolina Panthers (from Cleveland Browns)Terrace Marshall, Jr.6’3 205/WR-LSU29/2nd RoundSmart. Lines up at each of the receiver spots for the team. There are instances where he wins on the perimeter by not giving away catch indicators for the defensive back in man coverage (see Auburn 2019 vs. Igbinoghene).
Prior to fracturing his foot against Vanderbilt, Marshall led the nation with six touchdown receptions.
3rd round, 73rd overallCarolina Panthers (from Philadelphia Eagles)Brady Christensen6’5 302/OT-BYU115/3rd RoundFor the most part, Christensen has been steady. There are some occasions where players get the best of him due to a questionable anchor (see Boyles, USF ’19; Wiley, UTSA ’20). In those instances, he has even been knocked to the ground. Christensen plays more with his feet than with his hand placement, so his strong postseason helped his value.
3rd round, 83rd overallCarolina Panthers (from Chicago Bears)Tommy Tremble6'4 248/H-back-Notre Dame79/3rd RoundTremble’s tempo will catch the eye of an evaluator. Quite simply, he plays the game at the right clip. The team moved him around all over the place and probably could have used him much more in the passing game. He is fluid in-and-out of cuts and displays quickness to go along with very good foot speed. It will be interesting to see how Carolina decides to use his skill-set.
4th round, 126th overallCarolina Panthers (from Tennessee Titans)Chuba Hubbard6'0 210/RB-Oklahoma State95/3rd RoundIf the former world class youth sprinter can regain his 2019 form, the sky could be the limit. For that to happen, he has to hang on to the ball.
5th round, 158th overallCarolina Panthers (via Houston Texans (from New England Patriots)Daviyon Nixon6’3 304/DT-Iowa89/3rd RoundOperates as a one-technique DT, three-technique DT and DE on occasion. Positive foot speed. He’s fast enough to play behind the front side of the run-ning play and make plays in chase mode.
The slippery nature, however, will only be supported by better lower body synchronization at the next level.
5th round, 166th overallCarolina Panthers (via Tennessee Titans)Keith Taylor6’2 191/CB-Washington240/4th RoundThe smaller, savvy quicker receivers can still beat him to the spot on possession concepts when he doesn’t disrupt their releases at the line of scrimmage. We envision him getting looks from teams that like bigger corners capable of using press-man or bail techniques on the outside lanes.
6th round, 193rd overallCarolina PanthersDeonte Brown6’3 364/OG-Alabama286/4th RoundExperienced 26-game starter. Has started at both guard spots. Mammoth. Completely wins wrestling matches on man blocks. For a big man, he showcases decent footwork as a pulling guard.
6th round, 204th overallCarolina Panthers (from Chicago Bears)Shi Smith5’10 186/WR-South Carolina76/2nd RoundDuring his final campaign, he maintained his field speed and continued to improve as a route runner. He still left some catchable passes on the field from time-to-time and that will be a concern for a player who has to overcome questionable size.
6th round, 222nd overallCarolina Panthers (compensatory selection)Thomas Fletcher6’1 237/LS-Senior563/N/AStarted every game of his Alabama career. He’s capable of snapping at a 75-to-85-degree angle for directional kick purposes. Registers very good long snap times, ranging as low as 0.66 seconds (1st QTR/10:11, Citrus Bowl ‘20).
7th round, 232nd overallCarolina Panthers (from Tennessee Titans via Atlanta Falcons through Miami Dolphins)Phil Hoskins6’5 313/DL-Kentucky486/6th RoundHoskins -a sixth-year player- impressed with his movement for a longer, taller defender. We were surprised he didn’t control the action more with his hands. There were times when he wanted to get up the field. Perhaps it was a result of his initial production at Kentucky rushing the passer (2018).
New Orleans Saints
SelectionTeamPlayer SelectionPosition- SchoolDN Big Board Rank/ GradeNotes
1st round, 28th overallNew Orleans SaintsPayton Turner6’5 290/DE-Houston111/3rd RoundTurner impressed on his Pro Day with a 4.33 20-yard shuttle time at 290 pounds. Turner got better during his career week-to-week.
2nd round, 60th overallNew Orleans SaintsPete Werner6’2 240/LB-Ohio State103/3rd RoundWerner -a solid wrap tackler with range- offers NFL teams plenty of options. He can cover tight ends and line up as an off-or-on the ball linebacker. The former Buckeye contains comfort walking out over slot receivers (in zone or man). In fact, he was seen dropping into the deep middle one-third, as a two-deep safety and in a quasi robber position.
3rd round, 76th overallNew Orleans Saints (from New York Giants)Paulson Adebo6’1 198/CB-Stanford47/2nd RoundAdebo put together one season of production in his career (2018) that essentially matched the career totals of the other highly-ranked cornerbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Aside from a Pro Day workout, he hadn’t been seen from NFL teams in person in over a year and a half.
Staying more square -in press or off-man coverage- could help Adebo develop into a front line starter.
4th round, 133rd overallNew Orleans SaintsIan Book6’0 210/QB-Notre Dame290/4th RoundSome of his fundamentals have to improve. He will drop his elbow and it severely affects his down-to-down accuracy. This is a big reason why he was inconsistent on out-breaking patterns. Interestingly, he actually was better on third down than first down as a senior.
6th round, 206th overallNew Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis Colts)Landon Young6'7 305/OT-Kentuccky218/4th RoundThe former state championship wrestler has no problem grinding it out on the perimeter. He is a solid run blocker and rarely did he struggle to finish blocking assignments in that regard. NFL evaluators will nitpick about his lack of elite foot speed, but it is satisfactory.
7th round, 255th overallNew Orleans SaintsKawaan Baker6’1 210/All-Purpose-South Alabama242/4th RoundSouth Alabama moved him into the slot, motioned him, aligned him outside and even used his skills at the quarterback position in Wildcat formations. His stride is easy and smooth. Although he plays the game in a very calm manner that allows him to make a number of difficult things look easy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SelectionTeamPlayer SelectionPosition- SchoolDN Big Board Rank/ GradeNotes
1st round, 32nd overallTampa Bay BuccaneersJoe Tryon 6’5 252/DE-Washington69/2nd RoundTryon has played from a two-point stand-up OLB or with his hand in the dirt. This was a perfect scheme-fit for the Buccaneers.
2nd round, 64th overallTampa Bay BuccaneersKyle Trask6’5 236/QB-Florida158/3rd RoundTrask is solid on in-breaking throws to tight ends, slants to his wideouts and crossing patterns. His uptick in production in 2020 largely involved an increased efficiency on fades, posts and out-breaking patterns. Much of this revolved around enhanced timing and anticipation. His physical skills are solid, if unspectacular.
3rd round, 95th overallTampa Bay BuccaneersRobert Hainsey6’4 302/OG-Notre Dame127/3rd RoundDuring school, he often won with the shock in his punch on the perimeter. He would get into trouble with pad level (where he could get out-leveraged) or when he stopped his feet (forcing him to crossover in pass pro). Overall, his down-to-down consistency stood out in the film viewed.
4th round, 129th overallTampa Bay BuccaneeersJaelon Darden5'8 174/All-Purpose-North Texas262/4th RoundFormer North Texas wide receiver Jaelon Darden put in some serious work during school. He finished his career with a resounding 39 touchdowns (38 receiving, one punt return) and he mostly did it with flair. He’s fast, slippery and smooth.
5th round, 176th overallTampa Bay BuccaneersK.J. Britt6’0 239/LB-Auburn160/3rd RoundBritt is a true head banger with good feet, explosiveness through the hips and a high football IQ. We have seen him produce with violent collisions on special teams as well. Special teams may be where he initially makes his mark, but do not underestimate his potential impact on first and second down.
7th round, 251st overallTampa Bay Buccaneers (from Pittsburgh Steelers)Chris Wilcox6’2 198/CB-BYU372/5th RoundMuch like former BYU cornerback Michael Davis (Los Angeles Chargers), Wilcox is a height/weight/speed prospect who has flashed on video over the years. Like Davis, his length is what will intrigue NFL teams. There have been times that his confidence has been below average, yet it is not due to his physical skill-set. Wilcox has length, foot speed and decent footwork.
7th round, 259th overallTampa Bay BuccaneeersGrant Stuard5’11 230344/5th RoundStuard’s biggest challenge moving forward will be proving to NFL evaluators that he can break down to tackle versus runners with wiggle. In addition, he has to also show that his stiffness can be overcome in man coverage. Due to outstanding field speed, he often corrected his angles at the collegiate level. There is no doubt with his non-stop, energetic approach that he can most certainly add a physical special teams element.

2021 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC South

The Carolina Panthers recently made one of the biggest moves of the offseason by trading for New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold. In the division’s arms race, where does Darnold rank in a group that includes Tom Brady, Jameis Winston and Matt Ryan?

NFC South

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Offensive free agents

QB Ryan Griffin

QB Blaine Gabbert

C A.Q. Shipley (retired)

LG Aaron Stinnie

LG Joe Haeg

RG Earl Watford

RT Josh Wells

RB Leonard Fournette

RB Lesean McCoy

RB Kenjon Barner

RB T.J. Logan

TE Rob Gronkowski (re-signed)

TE Antony Auclair

WR Antonio Brown

WR Jaydon Mickens

WR Chris Godwin (Franchised)

WR Cyril Grayson (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

ILB Deone Bucannon

ILB Jack Cichy

ILB Kevin Minter (re-signed)

OLB Shaquill Barrett (re-signed)

OLB LaVonte David (re-signed)

DT Ndamukong Suh

DT Steve McLendon

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches

DE Pat O’Connor

CB Ross Cockrell

CB Ryan Smith

S Andrew Adams

Special Teams

LS Zach Triner (re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed DE Shaq Barrett to a four-year deal, LB Lavonte David to a two-year deal, LB Kevin Minter to a one-year deal, TE Tanner Hudson, TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Pat O’Connor, WR Cyril Grayson, DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, LS Zach Triner
  • Placed the franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin
  • Lost OC A.Q. Shipley (retired)

Atlanta Falcons

Offensive free agents

C Alex Mack (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)

G Justin McCray (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

G James Carpenter

RT John Wetzel

RT Matt Gono

RB Todd Gurley

RB Brian Hill

QB Matt Schaub

QB Kurt Benker

TE Luke Stocker

WR Laquon Treadwell

WR Brandon Powell

WR Christian Blake (re-signed)

WR Greg Dortch                           

Defensive free agents

DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (re-signed)

DE Charles Harris

DE Allen Bailey

DE Steven Means

LB Edmond Robinson

LB LaRoy Reynolds

FS Ricardo Allen

S Keanu Neal

S Sharrod Neasman

S Damontae Kazee

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

CB Darqueze Dennard

CB Tyler Hall (re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed K Younghoe Koo, CB Tyler Hall, WR Christian Blake, DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, TE Jaeden Graham
  • Re-worked contract of DT Tyeler Davidson
  • Released S Ricardo Allen, DE Allen Bailey, OG James Carpenter
  • Lost G Justin McCray (Texans), OC Alex Mack (49ers)

Carolina Panthers

Offensive free agents

C Tyler Larsen

G Chris Reed

LG Michael Schofield

RT Russel Okung

RT Trenton Scott

RG John Miller

RB Mike Davis

FB Alex Armah (Agreed to terms with Saints)

TE Chris Manhertz

TE Seth Devalve

TE Collin Thompson

WR Curtis Samuel (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

WR Pharaoh Cooper

WR Brandon Zylstra

WR Keith Kirkwood

Defensive free agents

DE Efe Obada

DE Stephen Weatherly (agreed to terms with Vikings)

DT Kawann Short

DT Woodrow Hamilton

FS Tre Boston

S Kenny Robinson

CB Corn Elder

CB Rasul Douglas

CB Natrell Jamerson

ILB Adarius Taylor

OLB Julian Stanford

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed WR Keith Kirkwood, WR Brandon Zylstra, WR Ishmael Hyman, RT Trenton Scott, TE Colin Thompson, K Joey Slye
  • Agreed to terms with OT Cam Erving (Cowboys), OG Pat Elflein (Jets), TE Stephen Sullivan (Seahawks), OLB Haason Reddick (Cardinals), LB Denzel Perryman (Chargers), CB Rashaan Melvin (Jaguars)
  • Placed the franchise tag on OT Taylor Moton
  • Lost DE Stephen Weatherly (Vikings), P Matt Palardy (Dolphins), WR Curtis Samuel (WFT), FB Alex Armah (Saints)
  • Traded a 2021 sixth-round pick, and second and fourth round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft to the New York Jets in exchange for QB Sam Darnold

New Orleans Saints

Offensive free agents

QB Jameis Winston (re-signed)

RT James Hurst (re-signed)

C Will Clapp

C Cameron Tom (agreed to terms with Dolphins)

LG Nick Easton

RB Ty Montgomery (re-signed)

RB Dwayne Washington (re-signed)

FB Michael Burton

TE Josh Hill (agreed to terms with the Lions)

TE Jared Cook (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)

TE Cole Wick

TE Jason Vander Laan

WR Emmanuel Sanders (Agreed to terms with the Bills)

WR Bennie Fowler

WR Austin Carr

Defensive free agents

DT Sheldon Rankins

DE Noah Spence (re-signed)

DE Trey Hendrickson (Agreed to terms with the Bengals)

LB ILB Kwon Alexander

LB Craig Robertson

LB Alex Anzalone

CB Janoris Jenkins (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

CB P.J. Williams

S Marcus Williams (re-signed)

S D.J. Swearinger

S J.T. Gray

CB Johnson Bademosi

CB Ken Crawley

CB Justin Hardee (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed RB Ty Montgomery, RB Dwayne Washington, DE Noah Spence, S J.T. Gray, DE Marcus Willoughby, QB Jameis Winston
  • Placed the franchise tag on S Marcus Williams
  • Agreed to terms with FB Alex Armah (Panthers)
  • Lost QB Drew Brees (retired), TE Josh Hill (Lions), WR Jake Kumerow (Bills), DE Trey Hendrickson (Bengals), CB Justin Hardee (Jets)
  • Released WR Emmanuel Sanders (Bills), CB Janoris Jenkins (Titans), LB Kwon Alexander, P Thomas Morstead, TE Josh Hill (Lions), OG Nick Easton
  • Traded DT Malcom Brown to the Jacksonville Jaguars

2021 NFL Free Agency: Team-by-team signings, live updates

The 2021 NFL Free Agency period is upon us and here is a list of all of the free agent signings. This is a live document, so feel free to check out any of your team’s latest signings day-to-day. Bold and italicized players have already agreed to terms with their respective teams or are heading elsewhere.

NFC South

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Offensive free agents

QB Ryan Griffin

QB Blaine Gabbert

C A.Q. Shipley (Retired)

LG Aaron Stinnie

G Joe Haeg (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

RG Earl Watford

RT Josh Wells (Re-signed)

RB Leonard Fournette (Re-signed)

RB Lesean McCoy

RB Kenjon Barner

RB T.J. Logan

TE Rob Gronkowski (Re-signed)

TE Antony Auclair (Agreed to terms with Texans)

WR Antonio Brown

WR Jaydon Mickens

WR Chris Godwin (Franchised)

WR Cyril Grayson (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

ILB Deone Bucannon

ILB Jack Cichy

ILB Kevin Minter (Re-signed)

OLB Shaquill Barrett (Re-signed)

OLB LaVonte David (Re-signed)

DT Ndamukong Suh (Re-signed)

DT Steve McLendon

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Re-signed)

DE Pat O’Connor

CB Ross Cockrell

CB Ryan Smith (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

S Andrew Adams (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

Special Teams

K Ryan Succop (Re-signed)

LS Zach Triner (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed: DE Shaq Barrett to a four-year deal, LB Lavonte David to a two-year deal, LB Kevin Minter to a one-year deal, TE Tanner Hudson, TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Pat O’Connor, WR Cyril Grayson, DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, LS Zach Triner, K Ryan Succop, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT Ndamukong Suh, RB Leonard Fournette, RT Josh Wells
  • Placed the franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin
  • Lost OC A.Q. Shipley (Retired), S Andrew Adams (Eagles), G Joe Haeg (Steelers), CB Ryan Smith (Chargers), TE Antony Auclair (Texans)

Atlanta Falcons

Offensive free agents

C Alex Mack (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)

G Justin McCray (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

G James Carpenter

RT John Wetzel

RT Matt Gono

RB Todd Gurley

RB Brian Hill

QB Matt Schaub

QB Kurt Benker

TE Luke Stocker

WR Laquon Treadwell

WR Brandon Powell (Agreed to terms with Bills)

WR Christian Blake (Re-signed)

WR Greg Dortch                           

Defensive free agents

DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (Re-signed)

DE Charles Harris (Agreed to terms with Lions)

DE Allen Bailey

DE Steven Means

LB Edmond Robinson

LB LaRoy Reynolds (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

FS Ricardo Allen (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

S Keanu Neal (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)

S Sharrod Neasman

S Damontae Kazee (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

CB Darqueze Dennard

CB Tyler Hall (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed K Younghoe Koo, CB Tyler Hall, WR Christian Blake, DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, TE Jaeden Graham
  • Re-worked contract of DT Tyeler Davidson
  • Agreed to terms with S Erik Harris (Raiders), OLB Brandon Copeland (Patriots), RB Mike Davis (Panthers), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Bears), CB Fabian Moreau (WFT), C Josh Andrews (Jets)
  • Released S Ricardo Allen (Bengals), DE Allen Bailey, OG James Carpenter
  • Lost G Justin McCray (Texans), OC Alex Mack (49ers), DE Charles Harris (Lions), S Keanu Neal (Cowboys), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Patriots), WR Brandon Powell (Bills), S Damontae Kazee (Cowboys)

Carolina Panthers

Offensive free agents

C Tyler Larsen (Agreed to terms with WFT)

G Chris Reed (Agreed to terms with Colts)

LG Michael Schofield

RT Russel Okung

RT Trenton Scott (Re-signed)

RG John Miller (Re-signed)

RB Mike Davis (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

FB Alex Armah (Agreed to terms with Saints)

TE Chris Manhertz

TE Seth Devalve

TE Collin Thompson

WR Curtis Samuel (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

WR Pharaoh Cooper

WR Brandon Zylstra (Re-signed)

WR Keith Kirkwood (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Efe Obada (Agreed to terms with Bills)

DE Stephen Weatherly (agreed to terms with Vikings)

DT Kawann Short

DT Woodrow Hamilton

FS Tre Boston

S Kenny Robinson

CB Corn Elder (Agreed to terms with Lions)

CB Rasul Douglas

CB Natrell Jamerson

DE Zach Kerr (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

OLB Julian Stanford

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed WR Keith Kirkwood, WR Brandon Zylstra, WR Ishmael Hyman, RT Trenton Scott, TE Colin Thompson, K Joey Slye, RG John Miller
  • Agreed to terms with OT Cam Erving (Cowboys), OG Pat Elflein (Jets), TE Stephen Sullivan (Seahawks), OLB Haason Reddick (Cardinals), LB Denzel Perryman (Chargers), CB Rashaan Melvin (Jaguars), WR David Moore (Seahawks), TE Dan Arnold (Cardinals), LB Frankie Luvu (Jets), CB A.J. Bouye (Broncos)
  • Placed the franchise tag on OT Taylor Moton
  • Traded a 2021 6th round pick, & 2022 2nd & 4th round picks to the New York Jets for QB Sam Darnold
  • Lost DE Stephen Weatherly (Vikings), P Matt Palardy (Dolphins), WR Curtis Samuel (WFT), FB Alex Armah (Saints), C Tyler Larsen (WFT), RB Mike Davis (Falcons), DE Efe Obada (Bills), G Chris Reed (Colts), CB Corn Elder (Lions), DE Zach Kerr (49ers)

New Orleans Saints

Offensive free agents

QB Jameis Winston (Re-signed)

RT James Hurst (Re-signed)

C Will Clapp

C Cameron Tom (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

LG Nick Easton

RB Ty Montgomery (Re-signed)

RB Dwayne Washington (Re-signed)

FB Michael Burton (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

TE Josh Hill (Agreed to terms with the Lions)

TE Jared Cook (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

TE Cole Wick

TE Jason Vander Laan

WR Emmanuel Sanders (Agreed to terms with the Bills)

WR Bennie Fowler

WR Austin Carr

Defensive free agents

DT Sheldon Rankins (Agreed to terms with Jets)

DE Noah Spence (Re-signed)

DE Trey Hendrickson (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

LB Kwon Alexander

LB Craig Robertson

LB Alex Anzalone (Agreed to terms with Lions)

CB Janoris Jenkins (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

CB P.J. Williams (Re-signed)

S Marcus Williams (Franchised)

S D.J. Swearinger

S J.T. Gray (Re-signed)

CB Johnson Bademosi

CB Ken Crawley

CB Justin Hardee (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed RB Ty Montgomery, RB Dwayne Washington, DE Noah Spence, S J.T. Gray, DE Marcus Willoughby, QB Jameis Winston, CB P.J. Williams
  • Agreed to terms with: FB Alex Armah (Panthers), TE Nick Vannett (Broncos), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Chiefs)
  • Lost QB Drew Brees (retired), TE Josh Hill (Lions), WR Jake Kumerow (Bills), DE Trey Hendrickson (Bengals), CB Justin Hardee (Jets), TE Jared Cook (Chargers), TE Josh Hill (Lions), DT Sheldon Rankins (Jets), LB Alex Anzalone (Lions), FB Michael Burton (Chiefs)
  • Released WR Emmanuel Sanders (Bills), CB Janoris Jenkins (Titans), LB Kwon Alexander, P Thomas Morstead, OG Nick Easton
  • Traded DT Malcom Brown to the Jacksonville Jaguars

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive free agents

QB Sean Mannion

RB Ameer Abdullah (Re-signed)

RB Mike Boone (Agreed to terms with Broncos)

WR Chad Beebe (Re-signed)

C Brett Jones

G Kyle Hinton

RT Rashod Hill (Re-signed)

LG Dakota Dozier (Re-signed)

LT Riley Reiff (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

TE Kyle Rudolph (Agreed to terms with Giants)

Defensive free agents

S Anthony Harris (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

S George Iloka

DT Shamar Stephen (Agreed to terms with Broncos)

LB Eric Wilson (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

LB Todd Davis

LB Hardy Nickerson

DT Jaleel Johnson (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Agreed to terms with Giants)

Special Teams

K Dan Bailey

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed TE Brandon Dillon, RT Rashod Hill, WR Chad Beebe, RB Ameer Abdullah, LG Dakota Dozier
  • Agreed to terms with CB Patrick Peterson (Cardinals), DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Giants), OLB Nick Vigil (Chargers), CB Mackensie Alexander (Bengals), S Xavier Woods (Cowboys)
  • Lost DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Giants), LT Riley Reiff (Bengals), RB Mike Boone (Broncos), S Anthony Harris (Eagles), DT Jaleel Johnson (Texans), LB Eric Wilson (Eagles), DT Shamar Stephen (Broncos)
  • Released K Dan Bailey, TE Kyle Rudolph (Giants)

Detroit Lions

Offensive free agents

QB Chase Daniel (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

RB Adrian Peterson

WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

WR Kenny Golladay (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

WR Danny Amendola

WR Mohamed Sanu (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

TE Jesse James

G Oday Aboushi (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

LT Matt Nelson (Re-signed)

G Joe Dahl

C Russell Bodine

Defensive free agents

DE Everson Griffen

DT Danny Shelton (Agreed to terms with Giants)

DE Romeo Okwara (Re-signed)

SS Duron Harmon

S Miles Killebrew (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

LB Jarrad Davis (Agreed to terms with Jets)

LB Jason Cabinda (Re-signed)

LB Christian Jones (Agreed to terms with Bears)

CB Darryl Roberts (Agreed to terms with WFT)

CB Justin Coleman (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

CB Desmond Trufant (Agreed to terms with Bears)

CB Tony McRae

CB Mike Ford (Re-signed)

CB Jamal Agnew (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

ILB Reggie Ragland (Agreed to terms with Giants)

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Re-signed)

Special Teams

K Matt Prater (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Tyrell Williams (Raiders), TE Josh Hill (Saints), K Randy Bullock (Bengals), DE Charles Harris (Falcons), WR Breshad Perriman (Jets), QB Tim Boyle (Packers), WR Kalif Raymond (Titans), LB Alex Anzalone (Saints), CB Corn Elder (Panthers), CB Quinton Dunbar (Seahawks), S Dean Marlowe (Bills)
  • Re-signed DE Romeo Okwara to a three-year deal, CB Mike Ford, LB Jason Cabinda, P Jack Fox, LT Matt Nelson, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
  • Lost WR Kenny Golladay (Giants), WR Jamal Agnew (Jaguars), LB Jarrad Davis (Jets), CB Justin Coleman (Dolphins), WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Jaguars), K Matt Prater (Cardinals), ILB Reggie Ragland (Giants), CB Desmond Trufant (Bears), G Oday Aboushi (Chargers), LB Christian Jones (Bears), CB Darryl Roberts (WFT), WR Mohamed Sanu (49ers), QB Chase Daniel (Chargers), DT Danny Shelton (Giants)
  • Traded QB Matthew Stafford to the LA Rams for QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023
  • Traded for Los Angeles Rams DT Michael Brockers

Green Bay Packers

Offensive free agents

C Corey Linsley (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

TE Marcedes Lewis (Re-signed)

LG Lane Taylor

RT Jared Veldheer

RT Ricky Wagner

WR Tavon Austin

WR Alan Lazard (Re-signed)

RB Tyler Ervin

TE Robert Tonyan (Re-signed)

RB Aaron Jones (Re-signed)

RB Jamaal Williams (Agreed to terms with the Lions)

QB Tim Boyle (Agreed to terms with Lions)

Defensive free agents

CB Kevin King (Re-signed)

DT Damon Harrison

ILB Christian Kirksey (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Billy Win

ILB James Burgess

DE Montravious Adams (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

DE Tyler Lancaster (Re-signed)

FS Will Redmond (Re-signed)

CB Chandon Sullivan (Re-signed)

CB Parry Nickerson

OLB Randy Ramsey (Re-signed)

CB Kabion Ento (Re-signed)

S Raven Greene

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Agreed to terms with RB Aaron Jones on a four-year deal
  • Re-signed OLB Preston Smith, WR Devin Funchess, WR Kabion Ento, DE Delontae Scott, C Jake Hanson, WR Allan Lazard, TE Robert Tonyan, OLB Randy Ramsey, WR Malik Taylor, CB Kevin King, TE Marcedes Lewis, CB Chandon Sullivan, CB Kabion Ento, DE Tyler Lancaster, FS Will Redmond
  • Lost C Corey Linsley (Chargers), LB Christian Kirksey (Texans), RB Jamaal Williams (Lions), QB Tim Boyle (Lions), DE Montravious Adams

Chicago Bears

Offensive free agents

QB Mitchell Trubisky (Agreed to terms with Bills)

WR Allen Robinson (Franchised)

WR Cordarrelle Patterson

WR Dwayne Harris

TE Demetrius Harris

RG Germain Ifedi (Re-signed)

LT Jason Spriggs

RG Rashaad Coward (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

RT Bobby Massie

WR DeAndre Carter

Defensive free agents

DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

DE Mario Edwards Jr. (Re-signed)

DE Brent Urban (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

DE James Vaughters (Re-signed)

S Deon Bush (Re-signed)

S Sherrick McManis

S Tashaun Gipson

S Deandre Houston-Carson (Re-signed)

CB Artie Burns (Re-signed)

CB Michael Joseph (Re-signed)

CB Buster Skrine

OLB Barkevious Mingo (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

DT John Jenkins (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

DT Daniel McCullers

Special Teams

K Cairo Santos (Re-signed)

LS Patrick Scales

P Pat O’Donnell (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Andy Dalton (Cowboys) on a one-year deal, DT Angelo Blackson (Cardinals), CB Desmond Trufant (Lions), OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Broncos), RT Elijah Wilkinson (Broncos), RB Damien Williams (Chiefs), LB Christian Jones (Lions)
  • Re-signed DE Mario Edwards, Jr., LB James Vaughters, LB Josh Woods, RB Ryan Nall, LG Alex Bars, RT Badara Traore, WR Reggie Davis, TE J.P. Holtz, K Cairo Santos, P Pat O’Donnell, RG Germain Ifedi, CB Artie Burns, S Deandre Houston-Carson, CB Michael Joseph
  • Lost DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Jaguars), QB Mitchell Trubisky (Bills), DE Brent Urban (Cowboys), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Falcons), RG Rashaad Coward (Steelers), DT John Jenkins (Dolphins)
  • Released CB Buster Skrine, CB Kyle Fuller (Broncos)
  • Placed the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson

NFC East

Washington Football Team

Offensive free agents

QB Alex Smith

QB Kyle Allen (Re-signed)

QB Taylor Heinicke (Re-signed)

RB Lamar Miller (Re-signed)

WR Robert Foster (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

WR Cam Sims (Re-signed)

TE Jeremy Sprinkle

RG Brandon Scherff (Franchised)

RT David Sharpe (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Ronald Darby (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)

OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Ryan Kerrigan

ILB Reuben Foster

LB Thomas Davis (Retired with Panthers)

OLB Ryan Anderson (Agreed to terms with Giants)

OLB Mychal Kendricks

OLB Jared Norris (Re-signed)

CB Fabian Moreau (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

CB Danny Johnson (Re-signed)

Special Teams

K Dustin Hopkins (Re-signed)

LS Nick Sundberg

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Placed the franchise tag on OG Brandon Scherff
  • Agreed to terms with CB William Jackson (Bengals) on a three-year deal, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Dolphins) on a one-year deal, CB Torry McTyer (Bengals), WR Curtis Samuel (Panthers), ILB David Mayo (Giants), C Tyler Larsen (Panthers), WR Adam Humphries (Titans), CB Darryl Roberts (Lions)
  • Re-signed QB Taylor Heinicke, QB Kyle Allen, WR Cam Sims, RB Lamar Miller, RT David Sharpe, K Dustin Hopkins, OLB Jared Norris, CB Danny Johnson
  • Lost LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Texans), CB Ronald Darby (Broncos), LB Thomas Davis (Retired with Panthers), LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (Lions), WR Robert Foster (Dolphins), OLB Ryan Anderson (Giants), CB Fabian Moreau (Falcons)
  • Released QB Alex Smith

New York Giants

Offensive free agents

RT Cameron Fleming

QB Colt McCoy (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

C Spencer Pulley

RB Dion Lewis

RB Alfred Morris

RB Wayne Gallman

TE Levine Toilolo (Re-signed)

WR C.J. Board (Re-signed)

WR Golden Tate

WR Austin Mack

G Kevin Zeitler (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

Defensive free agents

DT Leonard Williams (Re-signed)

DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Agreed to terms with Vikings)

DT Austin Johnson (Re-signed)

OLB Kyler Fackrell (Agreed to terms with Chargers)

ILB David Mayo (Agreed to terms with WFT)

FS Nate Ebner

DE Jabaal Sheard

FS Adrian Colbert

CB Ryan Lewis

CB Madre Harper (Re-signed)

LB Devante Downs (Re-signed)

Special Teams

LS Casey Kreiter (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Kenny Golladay (Lions) on a four-year deal, WR John Ross (Bengals), FB Cullen Gillaspia (Texans), RB Devontae Booker (Raiders), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Vikings), TE Kyle Rudolph (Vikings), QB Mike Glennon (Jaguars), ILB Reggie Ragland (Lions), CB Adoree Jackson (Titans), OLB Ryan Anderson (WFT), DT Danny Shelton (Lions), S Joshua Kalu (Titans), CB Chris Milton (Titans), G Zach Fulton (Texans)
  • Re-signed DT Austin Johnson, TE Levine Toilolo, LS Casey Kreiter, LB Devante Downs, CB Madre Harper, WR C.J. Board
  • Franchised DT Leonard Williams and then agreed to terms with him on a three-year deal
  • Lost OG Kevin Zeitler (Ravens), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Vikings), ILB David Mayo (WFT), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Chargers), QB Colt McCoy (Cardinals)

Dallas Cowboys

Offensive free agents

QB Dak Prescott (Re-signed)

QB Andy Dalton (Agreed to terms with the Bears)

LG Cameron Erving (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

C Joe Looney

TE Blake Bell (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

WR Malik Turner

LT Greg Senat (Agreed to terms with Browns)

WR Noah Brown (Re-signed)

WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Tyrone Crawford

OLB Sean Lee

ILB Joe Thomas (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DT Antwaun Woods (Re-signed)

DT Eli Ankou

OLB Aldon Smith

LB Justin March-Lillard

CB Chidobe Awuzie (Agreed to terms with the Bengals)

CB Jourdan Lewis (Re-signed)

CB C.J. Goodwin (Re-signed)

S Xavier Woods (Agreed to terms with Vikings)

OLB Justin March

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed QB Dak Prescott to a four-year deal, WR Noah Brown, DT Antwuan Woods, CB C.J. Goodwin, CB Jourdan Lewis, WR Cedrick Wilson J.R.
  • Agreed to terms with OT Ty Nsekhe (Bills), LS Jake McQuaide (Rams), DT Brent Urban (Bears), DT Carlos Watkins (Texans), OLB Tarell Basham (Jets), S Keanu Neal (Falcons), S Damontae Kazee (Falcons)
  • Lost LG Cameron Erving (Panthers), LB Joe Thomas (Texans), QB Andy Dalton (Bears), CB Chidobe Awuzie (Bengals), TE Blake Bell (Chiefs), LT Greg Senat (Browns), S Xavier Woods (Vikings)

Philadelphia Eagles

Offensive free agents

LT Jason Peters

QB Nate Sudfeld (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

TE Richard Rodgers

RB Corey Clement

TE Josh Perkins

WR Desean Jackson (Agreed to terms with Rams)

WR Marquise Goodwin (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)

C Jason Kelce (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Jalen Mills (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

S Johnathan Ford (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

CB Nickell Robey-Coleman

DE Vinny Curry (Agreed to terms with Jets)

DT Hassan Ridgeway (Re-signed)

CB Crevon LeBlanc

DT Malik Jackson (Agreed to terms with Browns)

OLB Duke Riley (Agreed to Dolphins)

OLB Nate Gerry (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

S Blake Countess

DT Treyvon Hester

CB Kevon Seymour (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 conditional second-round draft pick
  • Agreed to terms with S Andrew Adams (Buccaneers), S Anthony Harris (Vikings), QB Joe Flacco (Jets), LB Eric Wilson (Vikings)
  • Placed ERFA tenders on RB Boston Scott, WR Greg Ward and LB Alex Singleton
  • Re-signed OC Jason Kelce, CB Kevon Seymour, DT Hassan Ridgeway
  • Lost S Jalen Mills (Patriots), S Rudy Ford (Jaguars), WR Marquise Goodwin (49ers), OLB Duke Riley (Dolphins), DT Malik Jackson (Browns), WR Desean Jackson (Rams), DE Vinny Curry (Jets), P Cameron Johnston (Texans), OLB Nate Gerry (49ers), QB Nate Sudfeld (49ers)

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers

Offensive free agents

WR Kendrick Bourne (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

RB Tevin Coleman (Agreed to terms with Jets)

C Ben Garland

RG Tom Compton

LT Trent Williams (Re-signed)

RB Jerick McKinnon

RB Jeff Wilson (Re-signed)

C Tony Bergstrom

TE Jordan Reed

C Hroniss Grasu

QB C.J. Beathard (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

QB Josh Rosen (Re-signed)

QB Nick Mullens

TE Ross Dwelley (Re-signed)

WR River Cracraft (Re-signed)

FB Kyle Juszczyk (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Richard Sherman

DE Solomon Thomas (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

FS Jaquiski Tartt (Re-signed)

CB K’Waun Williams (Re-signed)

DE Ronald Blair (Re-signed)

LB Mark Nzeocha

DE Kerry Hyder (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

DT Ezekiel Ansah

CB Jamar Taylor

CB Jason Verrett (Re-signed)

CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

CB Dontae Johnson (Re-signed)

OLB Dion Jordan

DE Jordan Willis (Re-signed)

LB Joe Walker

CB Emmanuel Moseley (Re-signed)

CB Ken Webster (Re-signed)

S Kai Nacua (Re-signed)

DT D.J. Jones (Re-signed)

S Marcell Harris (Re-signed)

S Jared Mayden (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OC Alex Mack (Falcons), DE Samson Ebukam (Rams), CB Mark Fields (Texans), WR Marquise Goodwin (Eagles), WR Trent Sherfield (Cardinals), SS Tavon Johnson (Colts), WR Mohamed Sanu (Lions), OLB Nate Gerry (Eagles), DE Zach Kerr (Panthers), QB Nate Sudfeld (Eagles)
  • Re-signed FB Kyle Juszczyk to a five-year deal, re-signed OT Trent Williams to a six-year deal, CB Jason Verrett, CB Emmanuel Moseley, CB Ken Webster, S Marcell Harris, S Jared Mayden, S Kai Nacua, TE Ross Dwelley, RB Jeff Wilson, QB Josh Rosen, LS Tabor Pepper, WR River Cracraft, DT D.J. Jones, CB Dontae Johnson, FS Jaquiski Tartt, DE Jordan Willis, CB K’Waun Williams, DE Ronald Blair
  • Lost WR Kendrick Bourne (Patriots), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (Seahawks), DE Solomon Thomas (Raiders), DE Kerry Hyder (Seahawks), RB Tevin Coleman (Jets), QB C.J. Beathard (Jaguars)

Los Angeles Rams

Offensive free agents

G Austin Blythe (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

RB Malcolm Brown (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

TE Gerald Everett (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

QB Blake Bortles

WR Josh Reynolds (Agreed to terms with Titans)

TE Johnny Mundt (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

OLB Leonard Floyd (Re-signed)

SS John Johnson (Agreed to terms with Browns)

OLB Samson Ebukam (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

CB Troy Hill (Agreed to terms with Browns)

CB Darious Williams (Placed a first-round tender)

OLB Derek Rivers (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DE Morgan Fox (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

Special Teams

LS Jake McQuaide (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed OLB Leonard Floyd, TE Johnny Mundt
  • Placed a first-round tender on CB Darious Williams
  • Agreed to terms with LS Colin Holba (49ers), WR Desean Jackson (Eagles)
  • Lost S John Johnson (Browns), RB Malcolm Brown (Dolphins), OLB Samson Ebukam (49ers), OLB Derek Rivers (Texans), LS Jake McQuaide (Cowboys), TE Gerald Everett (Seahawks), DE Morgan Fox (Panthers), CB Troy Hill (Browns), WR Josh Reynolds (Titans), G Austin Blythe (Chiefs)
  • Traded QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 to the Detroit Lions for QB Matthew Stafford
  • Traded DL Michael Brockers to the Detroit Lions for a 2023 seventh-round draft pick

Seattle Seahawks

Offensive free agents

TE Greg Olsen (Retired)

TE Jacob Hollister (Agreed to terms with Bills)

RB Carlos Hyde (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

LG Mike Iupati (Retired)

RT Cedric Ogbuehi (Re-signed)

QB Geno Smith

LG Ethan Pocic (Re-signed)

TE Luke Willson

FB Nick Bellore (Re-signed)

WR Phillip Dorsett II (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

LG Chance Warmack

WR David Moore (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

LG Jordan Simmons (Re-signed)

LG Kyle Fuller (re-signed)

RB Chris Carson (Re-signed)

RB Patrick Carr

TE Stephen Sullivan (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

RB Bo Scarbrough

Defensive free agents

DE Carlos Dunlap (Re-signed)

LB K.J. Wright

LB Bruce Irvin

CB Quinton Dunbar (Agreed to terms with Lions)

DE Benson Mayowa (Re-signed)

CB Neiko Thorpe

DE Branden Jackson

S Damarious Randall (Re-signed)

DT Jonathan Bullard

DT Damontre Moore

CB Shaquill Griffin (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

S Delano Hill

CB Ryan Neal (re-signed)

LB Shaquem Griffin

DT Bryan Mone (re-signed)

CB Linden Stephens

CB Jayson Stanley

DT Poona Ford (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Lost CB Shaquill Griffin (Jaguars), TE Stephen Sullivan (Panthers), RB Carlos Hyde (Texans), WR Phillip Dorsett (Jaguars), TE Greg Olsen (Retired), OG Mike Iupati (Retired), WR David Moore (Panthers), TE Jacob Hollister (Bills), CB Quinton Dunbar (Lions)
  • Agreed to terms with CB Ahkello Witherspoon (49ers), TE Gerald Everett (Rams), DE Kerry Hyder (49ers), DT Al Woods (Jaguars)
  • Traded a 2021 fifth-round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for OG Gabe Jackson
  • Re-signed: OG Kyle Fuller, CB Ryan Neal, DT Bryan Mone, FB Nick Bellore, LG Ethan Pocic, RB Chris Carson, DE Benson Mayowa, DE Carlos Dunlap, LG Jordan Simmons, DT Poona Ford, RT Cedric Ogbuehi
  • Released: OT Chad Wheeler, DT Jarran Reed (Chiefs)

Arizona Cardinals

Offensive free agents

WR Larry Fitzgerald

RB Kenyan Drake (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

RG J.R. Sweezy

LG Max Garcia

RT Kelvin Beachum (Re-signed)

QB Brett Hundley

TE Seth DeValve

RB D.J. Foster

TE Darrell Daniels (Re-signed)

TE Dan Arnold (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

WR Trent Sherfield (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

WR A.J. Richardson (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Patrick Peterson (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)

CB Robert Alford (Re-signed)

LB De’Vondre Campbell

DE Markus Golden (Re-signed)

DT Corey Peters

OLB Haason Reddick (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

DT Domata Peko

S Chris Banjo

CB Dre Kirkpatrick

CB Johnathan Joseph

DT Angelo Blackson (Agreed to terms with Bears)

DT Josh Mauro

DE Isaiah Irving

S Charles Washington (Re-signed)

CB Kevin Peterson

LB Tanner Vallejo (Re-signed)

DE Kylie Fitts (Re-signed)

LB Dennis Gardeck (Placed a second-round tendder)

LB Zeke Turner (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed a second-round tender on LB Dennis Gardeck
  • Traded 2021 third-round pick to the Raiders for C Rodney Hudson and a 2021 seventh-round pick.
  • Agreed to terms with DE J.J. Watt (Texans), WR A.J. Green (Bengals), K Matt Prater (Lions), G Brian Winters (Bills), CB Malcolm Butler (Titans), QB Colt McCoy (Giants)
  • Re-signed OLB Markus Golden to a two-year deal, DE Kylie Fitts, LB Zeke Turner, WR A.J. Richardson, CB Robert Alford, OT Kelvin Beachum, LB Tanner Vallejo, S Charles Washington, TE Darrell Daniels
  • Lost OLB Haason Reddick (Panthers), CB Patrick Peterson (Vikings), RB Kenyan Drake (Raiders), DT Angelo Blackson (Bears), TE Dan Arnold (Panthers), WR Trent Sherfield (49ers)

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

Offensive free agents

WR Adam Humphries (Agreed to terms with WFT)

WR Corey Davis (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

TE MyCole Pruitt

LT Marshall Newhouse

RB Senorise Perry

TE Geoff Swaim (Re-signed)

TE Jonnu Smith (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

G Jamil Douglas (Agreed to terms with Bills)

WR Kalif Raymond (Agreed to terms with Lions)

TE Anthony Firkser (Re-signed)

FB Khari Blasingame (Re-signed)

RT Ty Sambrailo (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Jadeveon Clowney

CB Malcolm Butler (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

DT DaQuan Jones

S Kenny Vaccaro

DT Jack Crawford

LB Daren Bates

LB Nick Dzubnar

LB Will Compton

CB Breon Borders (Re-signed)

CB Chris Milton (Agreed to terms with Giants)

CB Desmond King (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LB Jayon Brown (Re-signed)

DT Matt Dickerson (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

S Joshua Kalu (Agreed to terms with Giants)

DE Tuzar Skipper (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed CB Breon Borders, DE Tuzar Skipper, TE Geoff Swaim, K Tucker McCann, LB Jayon Brown, RT Ty Sambrailo, FB Khari Blasingame, TE Anthony Firkser
  • Released CB Adoree Jackson (Giants), OT Dennis Kelly
  • Agreed to terms with OLB Bud Dupree (Steelers) on a multi-year deal, DT Denico Autry (Colts) on three-year deal, LT Kendall Lamm (Browns), DE Davin Bellamy (Texans), CB Janoris Jenkins (Saints), CB Kevin Johnson (Browns), WR Josh Reynolds (Rams), LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Steelers), WR Kalif Raymond (Lions), S Matthias Farley (Jets)
  • Lost WR Corey Davis (Jets), TE Jonnu Smith (Patriots), CB Desmond King (Texans), DT Matt Dickerson (Raiders), WR Adam Humphries (WFT), CB Malcolm Butler (Cardinals), S Joshua Kalu (Giants), CB Chris Milton (Giants), G Jamil Douglas (Bills)
  • Traded 2020 first-round pick OT Isaiah Wilson and a 202 seventh-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for a 2021 seventh-round pick

Houston Texans

Offensive free agents

RB David Johnson (Re-signed)

C Nick Martin (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

RB Duke Johnson

QB A.J. McCarron

WR Will Fuller (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

G Zach Fulton (Agreed to terms with Giants)

LT Roderick Johnson (Re-signed)

QB Josh McCown

RT Brent Qvale

TE Pharaoh Brown (Re-signed)

RB Dontrell Hilliard (Re-signed)

FB Cullen Gillaspia (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

RB Buddy Howell (Re-signed)

C Greg Mancz (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

Defensive free agents

DE J.J. Watt (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

OLB Brennan Scarlett (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

CB Gareon Conley

LB Dylan Cole

CB Vernon Hargreaves

CB Phillip Gaines

S Michael Thomas

OLB Tyrell Adams (Agreed to terms with Bills)

LB Kyle Emanuel

DT P.J. Hall (Re-signed)

DT Carlos Watkins (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

CB Mark Fields (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

DT Eddie Vanderdoes

DE Peter Kalambayi

CB Cornell Armstrong (Re-signed)

S Geno Stone (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

CB A.J. Moore (Re-signed)

DE Davin Bellamy (Agreed to terms with Titans)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded LB Bernardrick McKinney to Miami for DE Shaq Lawson and swapped draft picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds in a trade with New England for OL Marcus Cannon and released J.J. Watt (Cardinals)
  • Agreed to terms with QB Tyrod Taylor (Chargers), WR Andre Roberts (Bills), WR Chris Moore (Ravens), RB Mark Ingram (Ravens), RB Phillip Lindsay (Broncos), DT Maleik Collins (Raiders), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Dolphins), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (WFT), LB Joe Thomas (Cowboys), G Justin McCray (Falcons), CB Terrance Mitchell (Browns), CB Tremon Smith (Colts),
  • Agreed to terms with FS Terrance Brooks (Patriots), DT Vincent Taylor (Browns), OLB Derek Rivers (Rams), CB Tavierre Thomas (Browns), LB Tae Davis (Browns), G Cole Turner (Chargers), CB Desmond King (Titans), WR Donte Moncrief (Patriots), WR Chris Conley (Jaguars), OLB Jordan Jenkins (Jets), P Cameron Johnston (Eagles) TE Antony Auclair (Buccaneers), DT Jaleel Johnson (Vikings)
  • Re-signed RB David Johnson, DT P.J. Hall, RB Dontrell Hilliard, RB Buddy Howell, CB Cornell Armstrong, CB A.J. Moore, TE Pharaoh Brown, RT Roderick Johnson
  • Lost OC Greg Mancz (Ravens), DE Davin Bellamy (Titans), CB Mark Fields (49ers), FB Cullen Gillaspia (Giants), DT Carlos Watkins (Cowboys), C Nick Martin (Raiders), OLB Brennan Scarlett (Dolphins), G Zach Fulton (Giants), S Geno Stone (Ravens), OLB Tyrell Adams (Bills)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Offensive free agents

TE Tyler Eifert

WR Keelan Cole (Agreed to terms with Jets)

WR Chris Conley (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LT Cam Robinson (Franchised)

C Tyler Shatley (Re-signed)

RB Chris Thompson

QB Mike Glennon (Agreed to terms with Giants)

TE James O’Shaughnessy (Re-signed)

TE Eric Saubert

WR Dede Westbrook

RB Dare Ogunbowale (Re-signed)

RG Derwin Gray (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB D.J. Hayden

DT Abry Jones

DE Aaron Lynch

DE Dawuane Smoot (Re-signed)

DT Caraun Reid

DE Adam Gotsis

CB Greg Mabin

CB Sidney Jones (Re-signed)

CB Rashaan Melvin (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

DT Al Woods (Agreed to terms with Seahawks)

S Josh Jones

CB Tre Herndon (Re-signed)

LB Dakota Allen (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Shaquill Griffin (Seahawks) on a three-year deal, DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Bears) on a four-year deal, DE Jihad Ward (Ravens), RB Carlos Hyde (Seahawks), WR Marvin Jones, Jr. (Lions), S Rayshawn Jenkins (Chargers), S Johnathan Ford (Eagles), WR Phillip Dorsett II (Seahawks), TE Chris Manhertz (Panthers), KR Jamal Agnew (Lions), LB Chappelle Russell (Buccaneers), QB C.J. Beathard (49ers), LB Damien Wilson (Chiefs)
  • Re-signed CB Sidney Jones, DE Dawuane Smoot, RG Derwin Gray, RB Dare Ogunbowale, C Tyler Shatley, LB Dakota Allen, TE James O’Shaughnessy
  • Traded for New Orleans Saints DT Malcom Brown (Saints), TE Josh Oliver to the Baltimore Ravens for a traditional draft pick
  • Lost: QB Mike Glennon (Giants), CB Rashaan Melvin (Panthers), WR Keelan Cole (Jets), WR Chris Conley (Texans), DT Al Woods (Seahawks)

Indianapolis Colts

Offensive free agents

QB Jacoby Brissett (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

QB Philip Rivers (Retired)

WR T.Y. Hilton (Re-signed)

RT Le’Raven Clark

C Joey Hunt (Re-signed)

TE Trey Burton

LT Chaz Green

WR Zach Pascal (Re-signed)

TE Mo Alie-Cox (Re-signed)

RB Marlon Mack (Re-signed)

WR Ashton Dulin (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Justin Houston

DT Denico Autry (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

S Malik Hooker

CB Xavier Rhodes (Re-signed)

SS Tavon Wilson (Agreed to terms with 49ers)

CB T.J. Carrie

DT Taylor Stallworth (Re-signed)

CB Tremon Smith (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

LB Anthony Walker Jr. (Agreed to terms with Browns)

DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (Re-signed)

S George Odum (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 conditional second-round draft pick for QB Carson Wentz (Eagles)
  • Agreed to terms with DE Isaac Rochell (Chargers), LT Sam Tevi (Chargers), LT Julie’n Davenport (Dolphins), FS Sean Davis (Steelers), G Chris Reed (Panthers)
  • Re-signed WR Zach Pascal, S George Odum, RB Marlon Mack, TE Mo Alie-Cox, WR Ashton Dulin, DT Taylor Stallworth, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR T.Y. Hilton, C Joey Hunt, DE Al-Quadin Muhammad
  • Lost QB Jacoby Brissett (Dolphins), QB Philip Rivers (Retired), DT Denico Autry (Titans), CB Tremon Smith (Texans), LB Anthony Walker J.R. (Browns), SS Tavon Wilson (49ers)

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive free agents

WR Willie Snead (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

RB Mark Ingram (Agreed to terms with Texans)

C Matt Skura (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

QB Robert Griffin III

WR Chris Moore (Agreed to terms with Texans)

RG D.J. Fluker

WR Dez Bryant

WR De’Anthony Thomas

TE Eric Tomlinson (Re-signed)

WR DeAndrew White

RB Gus Edwards (Placed a second-round tender)

C Trystan Colon-Castillo (Re-signed)

WR Antoine Wesley

Defensive free agents

DE Matt Judon (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

DE Yannick Ngakoue (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

DT Derek Wolfe (Re-signed)

S Anthony Levine

DE Tyus Bowser (Re-signed)

DE Pernell McPhee (Re-signed)

CB Tramon Williams

DT Justin Ellis (Re-signed)

DT Jihad Ward (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

S Jordan Richards (Re-signed)

CB Davontae Harris (Re-signed)

CB Khalil Dorsey (Re-signed)

LB Kristian Welch (Re-signed)

LB L.J. Fort

LB Chris Board (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed TE Nick Boyle to a two-year extension, OLB Tyus Bowser to a four-year deal, OLB Pernell McPhee, DE Derek Wolfe on a four-year deal, LB Chris Board, DT Justin Ellis, CB Khalil Dorsey, LB Kristian Welch, C Trystan Colon-Castillo, TE Eric Tomlinson, CB Davontae Harris, S Jordan Richards
  • Agreed to terms with OG Kevin Zeitler (Giants), WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs), C Greg Mancz (Texans), CB Chris Westry (Cowboys), S Geno Stone (Texans)
  • Lost OLB Matt Judon (Patriots), DT Jihad Ward (Jaguars), WR Chris Moore (Texans), C Matt Skura (Dolphins), WR Willie Snead (Raiders)
  • Released RB Mark Ingram (Texans) and did not pick up the contract option on LB L.J. Fort
  • Placed a second-round tender on RB Gus Edwards
  • Traded a conditional draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for TE Josh Oliver

Cleveland Browns

Offensive free agents

LT Kendall Lamm (Agreed to terms with the Titans)

WR JoJo Natson (Re-signed)

WR Rashard Higgins (Re-signed)

WR Taywan Taylor

LG Anthony Fabiano

WR KhaDarel Hodge (Re-signed)

WR Marvin Hall

RG Malcolm Pridgeon

TE Stephen Carlson (Re-signed)

TE Jordan Franks (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Olivier Vernon

CB Kevin Johnson (Agreed to terms with Titans)

CB Terrance Mitchell (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Adrian Clayborn

S Karl Joseph

LB B.J. Goodson

S Andrew Sendejo

LB Malcolm Smith (Re-signed)

DT Larry Ogunjobi (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

S Tedric Thompson

LB Elijah Lee (Re-signed)

CB Robert Jackson (Re-signed)

CB Brian Allen

DT Vincent Taylor (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DE George Obinna

LB Tae Davis (Agreed to terms with Texans)

CB Tavierre Thomas (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Porter Gustin (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with S John Johnson (Rams) on a three-year deal, DE Takk McKinley (Raiders) on a one-year deal, CB Troy Hill (Rams), LT Greg Senat (Cowboys), LB Anthony Walker, Jr. (Colts), DT Malik Jackson (Eagles)
  • Lost CB Terrance Mitchell (Texans), DT Vincent Taylor (Browns), LT Kendall Lamm (Titans), CB Tavierre Thomas (Texans), LB Tae Davis (Texans), DT Larry Ogunjobi (Bengals), CB Kevin Johnson (Titans)
  • Re-signed CB Robert Jackson, WR KhaDarel Hodge, TE Stephen Carlson, DE Porter Gustin, TE Jordan Franks, LB Malcolm Smith, WR JoJo Natson, WR Rashard Higgins, K Cody Parkey, LB Elijah Lee

Cincinnati Bengals

Offensive free agents

WR A.J. Green (Agreed to terms with the Cardinals)

WR John Ross (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

C B.J. Finney (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)

TE Cethan Carter (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

WR Alex Erickson

LG Quinton Spain

WR Mike Thomas (Re-signed)

QB Brandon Allen (Re-signed)

RT Bobby Hart (Agreed to terms with Bills)

RB Samaje Perine (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Shawn Williams

CB Mackensie Alexander (Agreed to terms with Vikings)

CB William Jackson III (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

S Brandon Wilson (Re-signed)

CB LeShaun Sims

LB Josh Bynes

DT Christian Covington

DT Mike Daniels

DT Margus Hunt

DT Xavier Williams

DE Carl Lawson (Agreed to terms with the Jets)

CB Jalen Davis (Re-signed)

CB Tony Brown (Re-signed)

LB Jordan Evans

DT Amani Bledsoe

CB Torry McTyer (Agreed to terms with the WFT)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Trey Hendrickson (Saints) on a four-year deal, CB Chidobe Awuzie (Cowboys) on a three-year deal, CB Mike Hilton (Steelers) on a four-year deal, DT Larry Ogunjobi (Browns), LT Riley Reiff (Vikings), FS Ricardo Allen (Falcons)
  • Re-signed CB Jalen Davis, WR Mike Thomas, QB Brandon Allen, RB Samaje Perine, CB Tony Brown, S Brandon Wilson
  • Lost WR A.J. Green (Cardinals), DE Carl Lawson (Jets), CB William Jackson III (WFT), TE Cethan Carter (Dolphins), CB Torry McTyer (WFT), OL B.J. Finney (Steelers), WR John Ross (Giants), K Randy Bullock (Lions), CB Mackensie Alexander (Vikings), RT Bobby Hart (Bills)
  • Released DT Geno Atkins

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive free agents

C Maurkice Pouncey (Retired)

LT Alejandro Villanueva

RT Matt Feiler (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)

RT Zach Banner (Re-signed)

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Re-signed)

RG Danny Isidora

TE Trey Edmunds (Re-signed)

RB James Conner

RT Jerald Hawkins

WR Ray-Ray McCloud (Re-signed)

QB Joshua Dobbs

C J.C. Hassenauer (Re-signed)

LT Jarron Jones (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

OLB Bud Dupree (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Avery Williamson

CB Mike Hilton (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

DT Tyson Alualu (Re-signed)

DE Cassius Marsh (Re-signed)

DE Jayrone Elliott

DT Chris Wormley (Re-signed)

S Jordan Dangerfield

FS Sean Davis (Agreed to terms with Colts)

CB Cameron Sutton (Re-signed)

LB Tegray Scales (Re-signed)

LB Marcus Allen (Re-signed)

LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Robert Spillane (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Restructured the contract of QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • Re-signed CB Cameron Sutton, RT Zach Banner, TE Trey Edmunds, WR Ray-Ray McCloud, LB Tegray Scales, LB Marcus Allen, C J.C. Hassenauer, LB Robert Spillane, OT Jarron Jones, DT Chris Wormley, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, DT Tyson Alualu, DE Cassius Marsh, P Jordan Berry
  • Agreed to terms with OC B.J. Finney (Bengals), S Miles Killebrew (Lions), T Joe Haeg (Buccaneers), RG Rashaad Coward (Bears), RB Kalen Ballage (Chargers)
  • Released LB Vince Williams, CB Steven Nelson
  • Lost CB Mike Hilton (Bengals), OLB Bud Dupree (Titans), OC Maurkice Pouncey (retired), OL Matt Feiler (Chargers), LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (Titans), FS Sean Davis (Colts)

AFC East

New England Patriots

Offensive free agents

LG Joe Thuney (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)

RB James White (Re-signed)

C David Andrews (Re-signed)

LG Jermaine Eluemunor

RB Rex Burkhead

QB Cam Newton (Re-signed)

WR Damiere Byrd

QB Brian Hoyer

WR Donte Moncrief (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LG Marcus Martin (Re-signed)

LG James Ferentz

WR Quincy Adeboyejo

FB Jakob Johnson (Re-signed)

RG Caleb Benenoch

TE Jake Burt

Defensive free agents

CB Jason McCourty

DT Lawrence Guy (Re-signed)

DT Adam Butler (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

DE John Simon

S Terrence Brooks (Agreed to terms with Texans)

FS Cody Davis (Re-signed)

DE Shilique Calhoun

CB Justin Bethel

OLB Brandon Copeland (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

DE Carl Davis (Re-signed)

DE Deatrich Wise (Re-signed)

CB J.C. Jackson (Re-signed)

LB Michael Pinckney (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OLB Matt Judon (Ravens) on a four-year deal, TE Hunter Henry (Chargers) on a three-year deal, TE Jonnu Smith (Titans) on a four-year deal; DB Jalen Mills (Eagles), WR Nelson Agholar (Raiders), WR Kendrick Bourne (49ers), DT Davon Godchaux (Dolphins), DE Henry Anderson (Jets), C Ted Karras (Dolphins), LB Kyle Van Noy (Dolphins), DE Montravious Adams (Packers), ILB Raekwon McMillan (Raiders), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Falcons)
  • Lost LG Joe Thuney (Chiefs), FS Terrence Brooks (Texans), OLB Brandon Copeland (Falcons), DT Adam Butler (Dolphins), WR Donte Moncrief (Texans)
  • Traded OL Marcus Cannon to the Houston Texans in a deal that involved swaps of draft picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds
  • Re-signed QB Cam Newton (one-year deal), OG Marcus Martin, DE Deatrich Wise, LB Michael Pinckney, DE Carl Davis, FB Jakob Johnson, CB J.C. Jackson, FS Cody Davis, C David Andrews, K Nick Folk, RB James White, DT Lawrence Guy

Buffalo Bills

Offensive free agents

C Mitch Morse (Re-signed)

WR John Brown (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)

RT Ty Nsekhe (Agreed to terms with the Cowboys)

TE Tyler Kroft (Agreed to terms with Jets)

RG Jon Feliciano (Re-signed)

RG Brian Winters (Agreed to terms with Cardinals)

RT Daryl Williams (Re-signed)

QB Matt Barkley

RB Taiwan Jones (Re-signed)

RB T.J. Yeldon

WR Andre Roberts (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

WR Isaiah McKenzie (Re-signed)

RG Jordan Devey (Re-signed)

LG Ike Boettger (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Trent Murphy

DT Quinton Jefferson (Agreed to terms with Raiders)

CB Josh Norman

S Dean Marlowe (Agreed to terms with Lions)

CB E.J. Gaines

CB Levi Wallace (Re-signed)

LB Andre Smith (Re-signed)

LB Matt Milano (Re-signed)

LB Del’Shawn Phillips (Agreed to terms with Jets)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders (Saints), WR Jake Kumerow (Saints), QB Mitchell Trubisky (Bears), P Matt Haack (Dolphins), TE Jacob Hollister (Seahawks), DE Efe Obada (Panthers), WR Brandon Powell (Falcons), RB Matt Breida (Dolphins), OLB Tyrell Adams (Texans), G Jamil Douglas (Titans), RT Bobby Hart (Bengals), LG Forrest Lamp (Chargers)
  • Re-signed LB Matt Milano to a three-year deal, RT Darryl Williams to a three-year deal, OG Jon Feliciano, RG Jordan Devey, OC Mitch Morse, LB Andre Smith, RB Taiwan Jones, CB Levi Wallace, LG Ike Boettger, WR Isaiah McKenzie
  • Lost WR Andre Roberts (Texans), RT Ty Nsekhe (Cowboys), WR John Brown (Bills), DT Quinton Jefferson (Raiders), RG Brian Winters (Cardinals), TE Tyler Kroft (Jets), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (Jets), S Dean Marlowe (Lions)

Miami Dolphins

Offensive free agents

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Agreed to terms with WFT)

RB Matt Breida (Agreed to terms with Bills)

C Ted Karras (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)

RB DeAndre Washington

WR Mack Hollins (Re-signed)

WR Mack Hollins (Re-signed)

QB Jake Rudock

LT Julie’n Davenport (Agreed to terms with Colts)

LG Adam Pankey

Defensive free agents

DE Kyle Van Noy (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

LB Vince Biegel (Re-signed)

LB Elandon Roberts (Re-signed)

S Kavon Frazier

DT Davon Godchaux (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)

LB Calvin Munson (Re-signed)

CB Nik Needham (Re-signed)

CB Jomal Wiltz (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Jacoby Brissett (Colts), RB Malcom Brown (Rams), CB Justin Coleman (Lions), TE Cethan Carter (Bengals), P Michael Palardy (Panthers), WR Will Fuller (Texans), DT Adam Butler (Patriots), OLB Brennan Scarlett (Texans), WR Robert Foster (WFT), C Matt Skura (Ravens), DT John Jenkins (Bears), OLB Duke Riley (Eagles)
  • Lost QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (WFT), DT Davon Godchaux (Patriots), OC Ted Karras (Patriots), P Matt Haack (Bills), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Texans), RB Matt Breida (Bills), LT Julie’n Davenport (Colts)
  • Re-signed K Jason Sanders to an extension, LB Calvin Munson, CB Nik Needham, LB Vince Biegel, LB Elandon Roberts, WR Mack Hollins
  • Traded DE Shaq Lawson for LB Benardrick McKinney (Texans)
  • Traded a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for OT Isaiah Wilson and a 2022 seventh-round pick, Wilson was cut soon after.
  • Released LB Kyle Van Noy (Patriots)

New York Jets

Offensive free agents

WR Breshad Perriman (Agreed to terms with Lions)

QB Joe Flacco (Agreed to terms with Eagles)

RB Frank Gore

TE Daniel Brown

RG Pat Elflein (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)

C Josh Andrews (Agreed to terms with Falcons)

TE Ross Travis

RB Josh Adams (Re-signed)

WR Vyncint Smith (Re-signed)

WR Jeff Smith

Defensive free agents

DT Henry Anderson (Agreed to terms with the Patriots)

CB Brian Poole

S Bradley McDougald

OLB Jordan Jenkins (Agreed to terms with Texans)

LB Neville Hewitt

LB Patrick Onwuasor

S Marcus Maye (Franchised)

S Matthias Farley (Agreed to terms with Titans)

LB Bryce Hager

CB Arthur Maulet

DT Trevon Coley

OLB Tarell Basham (Agreed to terms with Cowboys)

LB Frankie Luvu (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

CB Bennett Jackson

LB Harvey Langi

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with WR Corey Davis (Titans) on a three-year deal, DE Carl Lawson (Bengals) on a three-year deal, LB Jarrad Davis (Lions), CB Justin Hardee (Saints), G Dan Feeney (Chargers), WR Keelan Cole (Jaguars), FS LaMarcus Joyner (Raiders), TE Tyler Kroft (Bills), DT Sheldon Rankins (Saints), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (Bills), RB Tevin Coleman (49ers), DE Vinny Curry (Eagles)
  • Franchised S Marcus Maye
  • Re-signed WR Vyncint Smith, RB Josh Adams
  • Traded QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 6th round pick & 2022 2nd & 4th round picks.
  • Lost OG Pat Elflein (Panthers), DE Henry Anderson (Patriots), WR Breshad Perriman (Lions), OLB Tarell Basham (Cowboys), OLB Jordan Jenkins (Texans), QB Joe Flacco (Eagles), LB Frankie Luvu (Panthers), C Josh Andrews (Falcons), S Matthias Farley (Titans)

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive free agents

LT Eric Fisher

RT Mitchell Schwartz

WR Sammy Watkins (Agreed to terms with Ravens)

WR Demarcus Robinson (Re-signed)

C Austin Reiter

RB Darrel Williams (Re-signed)

LG Kelechi Osemele

RT Mike Remmers (Re-signed)

LG Stefen Wisniewski

C Daniel Kilgore

RB Le’Veon Bell

TE Ricky Seals-Jones

LG Andrew Wylie (Re-signed)

TE Deon Yelder

WR Gehrig Dieter (Re-signed)

RB Damien Williams (Agreed to terms with Bears)

WR Byron Pringle (Re-signed)

TE Nick Keizer (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Daniel Sorensen (Re-signed)

CB Bashaud Breeland

DE Alex Okafor

LB Damien Wilson (Agreed to terms with Jaguars)

DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Agreed to terms with Saints)

DT Mike Pennel

CB Antonio Hamilton

DE Taco Charlton (Re-signed)

LB Ben Niemann (Re-signed)

CB Charvarius Ward (Re-signed)

CB Alex Brown

LB Emmanuel Smith (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed DE Taco Charlton, WR Gehrig Dieter, LB Emmanuel Smith, LG Andrew Wylie, RT Mike Remmers, WR Byron Pringle, CB Charvarius Ward, S Daniel Sorensen, LB Ben Niemann, WR Demarcus Robinson, RB Darrel Williams, TE Nick Keizer
  • Agreed to terms with OG Joe Thuney (Patriots) on a five-year deal, TE Blake Bell (Cowboys), OG Kyle Long, DT Jarran Reed (Seahawks), G Austin Blythe (Rams), FB Michael Burton (Saints),
  • Released OT Eric Fisher, OT Mitchell Schwartz, RB Damien Williams (Bears)
  • Lost WR Sammy Watkins (Ravens), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (Saints), LB Damien Wilson (Jaguars)

Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive free agents

RG Trai Turner

TE Hunter Henry (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

C Mike Pouncey (Retired)

QB Tyrod Taylor (Agreed to terms with Texans)

TE Virgil Green

LG Forrest Lamp (Agreed to terms with Bills)

G Dan Feeney (Agreed to terms with Jets)

LG Ryan Groy

G Cole Toner (Agreed to terms with Texans)

RB Kalen Ballage (Agreed to terms with Steelers)

TE Stephen Anderson (Re-signed)

LT Sam Tevi (Agreed to terms with Colts)

RG Tyree St. Louis (Re-signed)

WR Jeff Cotton

Defensive free agents

DE Melvin Ingram

CB Casey Hayward

LB Denzel Perryman (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

CB Michael Davis (Re-signed)

LB Nick Vigil (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)

DT Damion Square

S Jaylen Watkins

S Jahleel Addae

DE Isaac Rochell (Agreed to terms with Colts)

LB B.J. Bello

S Rayshawn Jenkins (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)

LB Malik Jefferson

CB Tevaughn Campbell (Re-signed)

CB Brandon Facyson (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed P Ty Long, OG Tyree St. Louis, CB Michael Davis, CB Tevaughn Campbell, CB Brandon Facyson, TE Stephen Anderson
  • Agreed to terms with OL Matt Feiler (Steelers) on a three-year deal, OC Corey Linsley (Packers) to a five-year deal, TE Jared Cook (Saints), T Oday Aboushi (Lions), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Giants), QB Chase Daniel (Lions), CB Ryan Smith (Buccaneers)
  • Released CB Casey Hayward, OG Trai Turner
  • Lost S Rayshawn Jenkins (Jaguars), C Mike Pouncey (Retired), QB Tyrod Taylor (Texans), TE Hunter Henry (Patriots), LB Nick Vigil (Vikings), LB Denzel Perryman (Panthers), G Dan Feeney (Jets), G Cole Toner (Texans), DE Isaac Rochell (Colts), LT Sam Tevi (Colts), RB Kalen Ballage (Steelers), LG Forrest Lamp (Bills)

Denver Broncos

Offensive free agents

RT Elijah Wilkinson (Agreed to terms with Bears)

RT Demar Dotson

QB Blake Bortles

WR Tim Patrick (Re-signed)

TE Jake Butt

TE Troy Fumagalli

WR Diontae Spencer (Re-signed)

RB Phillip Lindsay

LG Austin Schlottmann (Re-signed)

LT Calvin Anderson (Re-signed)

C Patrick Morris (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DT Jurrell Casey

CB A.J. Bouye (Agreed to terms with Panthers)

S Justin Simmons (Re-signed)

SS Kareem Jackson (Re-signed)

DT Shelby Harris (Re-signed)

S Will Parks

OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Agreed to terms with Bears)

DT DeMarcus Walker

DT Sylvester Williams

DE Anthony Chickillo

CB De’Vante Bausby

LB Joseph Jones

S Trey Marshall (Re-signed)

CB Kevin Toliver II

LB Austin Calitro

CB Alijah Holder

DT Kyle Peko

LB Natrez Patrick (R-signed)

LB Alexander Johnson (Re-signed)

DT Jonathan Harris (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Ronald Darby (WFT) on a three-year deal, CB Kyle Fuller (Bears), RB Mike Boone (Vikings), S Justin Simmons on a four-year deal, DT Shamar Stephen (Vikings)
  • Re-signed DL Shelby Harris, S Trey Marshall, WR Tim Patrick, LB Natrez Patrick, WR Diontae Spencer, LB Alexander Johnson, RB Phillip Lindsay, DT Jonathan Harris, OT Calvin Anderson, OG Austin Schlottmann, C Patrick Morris, SS Kareem Jackson
  • Lost OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (Bears), RT Elijah Wilkinson (Bears), CB A.J. Bouye (Panthers)
  • Released TE Nick Vannett (Saints)
  • Picked up OLB Von Miller’s option; Placed an original round tender on RB Phillip Lindsay, rescinded it, and then he signed with the Texans

Las Vegas Raiders

Offensive free agents

WR Tyrell Williams (Agreed to terms with the Lions)

RG Gabe Jackson (Traded to the Seahawks)

LG Richie Incognito (Re-signed)

TE Jason Witten (Retired with Cowboys)

LG Denzelle Good (Re-signed)

TE Derek Carrier (Re-signed)

WR Zay Jones (Re-signed)

RT Sam Young

WR Nelson Agholor (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

RB Devontae Booker (Agreed to terms with Giants)

TE Nick O’Leary

QB Nathan Peterman (re-signed)

RB Theo Riddick (Re-signed)

Defensive free agents

S Lamarcus Joyner (Agreed to terms with Jets)

DT Maliek Collins (Agreed to terms with the Texans)

DT Johnathan Hankins (Re-signed)

LB Nicholas Morrow (Re-signed)

DE Takkarist McKinley (Agreed to terms with the Browns)

S Erik Harris (Agreed to terms with the Falcons)

CB Nevin Lawson (Re-signed)

LB Raekwon McMillan (Agreed to terms with Patriots)

LB Kyle Wilber

DE Chris Smith

LB Vic Beasley

CB Daryl Worley

DE Jeremiah Valoaga

LB Ukeme Eligwe

S Dallin Leavitt (Re-signed)

CB D.J. Killings

DT Kendal Vickers (Re-signed)

Special Teams

K Daniel Carlson (Re-signed)

LS Trent Sieg (Re-signed)

2021 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Yannick Ngakoue (Ravens) on a two-year deal, WR John Brown (Bills), DE Quinton Jefferson (Bills), DE Solomon Thomas (49ers), RB Kenyan Drake (Cardinals), DT Quinton Jefferson (Bills), C Nick Martin (Texans), DT Matt Dickerson (Titans), WR Willie Snead (Ravens)
  • Traded OG Gabe Jackson to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2021 fifth-round pick & OC Rodney Hudson and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick
  • Re-signed OG Richie Igcognito, LG Denzelle Good, K Daniel Carlson, TE Trent Sieg, QB Nathan Peterman, DT Kendal Vickers, S Dallin Leavitt, DT Johnathan Hankins, RB Theo Riddick, TE Derek Carrier, CB Nevin Lawson, WR Zay Jones, LB Nicholas Morrow
  • Released WR Tyrell Williams (Lions)
  • Lost TE Jason Witten (retired-Cowboys), DT Maleik Collins (Texans), DE Takk McKinley (Browns), RB Devontae Booker (Giants), WR Nelson Agholar (Patriots), S Erik Harris (Falcons), S Lamarcus Joyner (Jets), LB Raekwon McMillan (Patriots)

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2020 NFL Draft recap: NFC South

Carolina Panthers  Notable pick: Gross-Matos has a chance to benefit from one-on-one opportunities as the Panthers continue to diversify its defensive front. He and 2019 first-round pick Brian Burns could become bookends on the outside edges.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (7) Derrick Brown6’4 326 DT-Auburn10/1st Round Brown won’t necessarily provide an immediate pass rush upgrade over the since-departed Gerald McCoy. He will, however, provide immediate returns as a defender who will require double teams at nearly 330 pounds. His range belies that of a player in his weight class.
2 (38) Yetur Gross-MatosDE-Penn State14/2nd RoundGross-Matos is young and probably hasn’t come close to tapping his unlimited potential. For him to do, he has to improve affecting the three-step passing game once his pass rush has been stymied.
2 (64) Jeremy Chinn6’3 221
DB-Southern Illinois
39/2nd RoundChinn moved around in school but his value can come as a multi-purpose safety. He has the skills to cover tight ends. His most impressive characteristic is the ability to close from the inside-out on out-breaking patterns. At 221 pounds, he has to get better at not settling his feet in one-on-one coverage.
4 (113)Troy Pride, Jr.6’2 202
CB-Notre Dame
201/4th RoundPride closes routes from the outside-in, runs extremely well and is frequently in good position. The next step involves finishing in those moments.
5 (152)Kenny Robinson6’2 202
S-West Virginia
N/ARobinson is another safety with special teams value and above average range. His biggest knock at West Virginia was the occasional missed one-on-one tackle, something he largely improved as a St. Louis Battlehawk in the XFL.

6 (184)
Brayvion Roy
6’1 333
DT-Baylor
241/4th Round
Roy was often lauded by the Baylor coaching staff (now in Carolina) for his pure power. The former Bear is tough to move but his lack of length caused him to fall to Day 3 of the draft process.
7 (221)
Stantley Thomas-Oliver III
6’0 192
CB-FIU
167/3rd Round
We think Thomas-Oliver III has an outside shot of making the team because of his upside in man coverage. The former WR caught 35 passes for 486 yards in 2016 for FIU.
Atlanta Falcons  Notable picks: For the Falcons to spend a seventh-round pick on Hofrichter underscores the importance of the kicking game. Hofrichter’s strong leg can travel outside, but he tallied 72 punts of 50-plus yards in school. Can he handle kickoff duties?
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (16) A.J. Terrell 6’1 195
CB-Clemson
34/2nd Round Terrell made his mark at Clemson by playing a large majority of man coverage. Although he gave up some plays, his short memory makes him a fit at the position.
2 (47) Marlon Davidson6’3 303
DT-Auburn
40/2nd Round Davidson can basically play any of the four defensive line spots but may project as a legitimate three-technique on third downs. His work off the edge has been very good in the run game and pedestrian as a pass rusher.
3 (78) Matt Hennessy6’4 302
OC-Temple
52/2nd Round Hennessy has outstanding lateral agility, average pop and good range. This is a pick for the near future with Alex Mack still in the fold at center. It may give time for Hennessy to get stronger and provide depth at the three interior line spots.
4 (119) Mykal Walker6’3 230
OLB-Fresno State
3rd Round Walker’s work in school was often as a Rush OLB, but he will get the opportunity to develop as an exchange LB with the hope that he can provide immediate special teams coverage value. His work in the postseason at the exchange LB spot improved his draft stock.
4 (134)Jaylinn Hawkins6’2 208
S-Cal
4th Round Hawkins -a former WR- continued to improve filling as a tackler (see vs. Kelley, UCLA ’19). The ball skills show up in some downfield moments, but his angles have been inconsistent.
Atlanta Falcons first-round pick A.J. Terrell (No. 8 pictured) was frequently given man-to-man assignments in Clemson’s defense.
7 (228)
Sterling Hofrichter
5’10 196
P-Syracuse
462/6th Round
After the Falcons released longtime punter Matt Bosher during the offseason, there was an opening for a punter/kickoff specialist. Hofrichter did both well during his stay at Syracuse.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Notable pick: Vaughn’s impact at Vanderbilt goes beyond the numbers. His contact balance, receiving skills and underrated long speed could be the jolt the Buccaneers need in the running game.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (13) Tristan Wirfs6’5 320
OT-Iowa
8/1st RoundWirfs has All-Pro potential as an OG or OT, but most likely projects on the edges. He was more dominant a run blocker than pass protector.
2 (45) Antoine Winfield, Jr.5’9 203
S-Minnesota
19/2nd Round Winfield, Jr. was a solid nickel back earlier in his career, but injuries stopped his charge. He put it all together as a safety in 2019 and -if healthy- the best may be yet to come. He is entering a young, crowded defensive backfield that will benefit from his competitive nature.
3 (76) Ke’Shawn
Vaughn
5’10 214
RB-Vanderbilt
65/2nd Round Vaughn’s productivity (back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons), quickness, field speed and balance were undone by nagging injury problems. He played his best against the best competition in school.
5 (161)Tyler Johnson6’1 206
WR-Minnesota
156/4th Round Johnson finished his storied career with 33 receiving TDs. There are questions about his short-striding nature and ball security, but none concerning strength.
6 (194)  Khalil Davis6’1 308
DT-Nebraska
144/3rd RoundDavis played some at DE and DT in school, but his natural NFL position will be inside. The all-conference track & field thrower’s 4.79 speed didn’t consistently show up down-to-down, but he impressed the last two seasons.
7 (241)Chappelle Russell6’2 236
LB-Temple 
296/4th Round Russell’s movement and play speed in 2019 made it seem as if his knee injuries were a thing of the past.
7 (245)Raymond CalaisAll-purpose/Louisiana-Lafayette370/5th Round In 49 career games, Calais averaged nearly eight yards per carry. In addition, he was one of the draft ‘s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round pick Tristan Wirfs posted the second-best all-time mark in the state of Iowa in the shot put (66-3 1/4).
New Orleans Saints  Notable Pick: Trautman has a chance to develop into a very good NFL tight end. He runs routes like a wide receiver and offers flex potential. He may have an opportunity to steal repetitions from incumbent No. 2 tight end Josh Hill.
Round, Selection,
Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (24) Cesar Ruiz 6’3 307
OC-Michigan
31/2nd Round Ruiz has all of the requisite tools to get to and complete most of his assignments. He has to finish blocks with more tenacity in order to become the player the team envisions.
3 (74)Zack Baun6’3 238
LB-Wisconsin
16/2nd Round Baun was often lauded as one of the Big Ten’s best pass rushers over the last two seasons, but the former Badger also found time to pick off two passes (TD) and showed upside in pass coverage.
3 (105)Adam Trautman 6’5 255
TE-Dayton
128/3rd Round Trautman’s 6.78 3-cone time at the 2020 NFL Combine ranked as one of the more impressive testing numbers during the postseason.
4 (120) Tommy Stevens 6’4 237
QB/All-purpose-Mississippi State
430/5th Round If Saints fans want to envision a possible role for Stevens, look no further than how former Penn State OC and Mississippi State HC Joe Moorhead used him as a Nittany Lion. It could be his path to making the roster. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry with 8 TDs in a slash-type role in Happy Valley.
New Orleans Saints third-round pick Adam Trautman, pictured, averaged a touchdown catch every 5.74 receptions in school.

Q&A with former Miami (Fla.) LB Shaq Quarterman: “From start to finish”

Former Miami (Fla.) linebacker Shaquille Quarterman -a four-time All-ACC selection at linebacker- finished his storied career with 356 tackles, ninth all-time in school history. In 2019, Quarterman became the only Hurricane to start 52 consecutive games without missing a start. DraftNasty editor-in-chief Corey Chavous caught up with Quarterman during the week of the 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl. They talked about why finishing was an important part of his legacy. Quaterman modeled his game after his idol, a former Hurricanes linebacker and NFL first round pick who currently serves as his mentor.

Corey: First, I’d like to ask how do you think the week has gone for you so far?
Quarterman: I think the week has progressed for me very well. First day of pads, I already knew it was knocking off the dust. Not for just me, but everybody out here. As it gets better, people get more comfortable, you get to see who really can play. So today I felt like it was night and day from my first day. I just feel like as the week keeps going I’m going to get even better.

Corey: We actually shot your last bowl game (2019 Independence Bowl). A lot of your teammates made the decision not to play in that game. For you, as a team captain, one of the things that you talked about was just how important that last game was to you. Ended that game with 11 tackles. Even though it was a little bit of a debilitating loss, your defense played well. Talk about how you felt about finishing the right way.
Quarterman: I’m a man of principle. I really stick to my principles and morals. I could not have my team out there and feel like they’re better off without me because I wanted to go train just a couple of days early. That’s not the way I want to set a standard. That’s all I’ve ever talked about was the standard. It’s not bailing on your team, because I love my guys and they made their decisions for why they made their decisions. But I’m a team guy, that’s all it is. I couldn’t be on the sidelines and then I was thinking about going but that makes it worse. I’m going to play with my team.

Corey: Right.
Quarterman: 55 is going to lead his team out there. I never folded. I never did that.

Quarterman (No. 55 pictured) finished his career with 356 tackles, 12 quarterback sacks, 46.5 tackles for loss, an interception and 13 passes defensed.

Corey: Our notes on you surround the ability to stack-and-shed. That is one of the things that is a little bit underrated in your game. Talk about why that is important to you…using your hands as a linebacker.
Quarterman: Because that’s how you’ve got to survive in the league (NFL). In college, you can still get away with being more athletic than a lot of guys. But at the next level, that margin of error is cut drastically shorter. You have to be able to do a lot of things to survive. It’s about longevity. The standard career time is already like 2.3 years, so if I can’t use my hands as a linebacker I don’t see how I’m going to see the field. And that’s just being honest. Because it’s a business, it’s about producing. I undertand that. That was one of my critiques last year, so this year I knew I had to work on that. I knew I had to put it on tape multiple times. Like you said, I put it on tape, but it’s very underrated. So I’ve got to change something about me to make it not underrated.

Corey: Now if there’s a question the scouts are asking you when you talk to them. What’s the biggest question they have for you the rest of the postseason? Certainly you’re coming down here this week dispelling any questions they may have. What do you hear the most?
Quarterman: It’s always about my ability to play in space. I’ve been in the box so long at Miami, so good at playing the run, that my coaches didn’t have to worry about that. So if you don’t have to worry about one spot, you can find pieces around him that could play the pass.

Corey: Absolutely.
Quarterman: So I was never groomed for my pass coverage basically. That’s why those question marks exist.

Corey: And they had you coming forward a lot.
Quarterman: Right.

Corey: The tackles for loss weren’t just this year, they were a year ago as well.
Quarterman: Exactly.

Corey: Run blitzes, timing run blitzes.
Quarterman: They just let me do what I do best. And I understand that. But now I’m in a position where I’ve got to show people that I can do the other side of the spectrum.

Corey: And how have you felt that has gone out here (East-West Shrine week)?
Quarterman: The first day was rusty. Today, a whole 180. I didn’t win a single one-on-one yesterday, and I didn’t lose one today.

Corey: That’s awesome man.
Quarterman: Yes sir.

Corey: The tradition at your school is pretty deep at the linebacker position. But if there is a player, even beyond Miami (Fla.), that you’ve looked up to from the NFL perspective -either presently or in the past- who would that be? .
Quarterman: Jon Beason (10-year NFL veteran, former Miami (Fla.) linebacker-2007 NFL Draft, 1st Round, 25th overall, Carolina Panthers). That’s my mentor, man.

Corey: Wow. Really good player.
Quarterman: That’s my mentor. I want to play like him. I still watch his tapes. He let me get a hold of his tapes, so I still watch him. We’re almost built the same. I’m a little taller than him, but as soon as I stepped on campus they talked about our neck sizes and stuff like that. I just love the way he plays the game. I try to do everything that he would do and beyond. Because he did everything the right way. He played through injuries and all that. To have a chance to go to Miami (Fla.) and meet your idol and have him mentor you. And take you underneath his wing and see that he sees it in you. It’s something different. It’s a lot of weight on that.

Quarterman (No. 55 pictured) played the entire 2017 season with a torn left AC joint and finished that year with 83 tackles, 2.5 QB sacks, 7 TFLs and 5 PBUs.

Corey: Four-year starter at Miami from your true freshman year on. The meaning of that?
Quarterman: It’s different. It’s hard. Very difficult. I just really thank Coach Richt and Coach Diaz for trusting in me. It takes a lot to put a true freshman out there…at any position in college football. I really appreciate that. I tried to uphold it as long as I could.

Corey: Well, man, good luck and continue the tradition. I know you gotta get outta here. Nice to meet you. Enjoyed watching you throughout your career.
Quarterman: I appreciate that.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 11-25-18: In-game report

The Carolina Panthers inability to convert on third down and score touchdowns in the red zone, doomed them in a key NFC matchup. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Panthers, 30-27.  DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in-game report:

Christian McCaffrey

The term “all-purpose” may be thrown around a little too much. However, it certainly applies to McCaffrey, who finished with 125 rushing yards and 112 yards receiving  against the Seahawks. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner used McCaffrey every which way against the Seahawks:  swing passes, runs between the tackles, single back in the option game, split out wide and on screens.  The main cause for concern in Carolina is that the offense could be seen as too vanilla.  Besides McCaffrey and D.J. Moore, who caught eight passes for 91 yards, no other player tallied more than 50 yards. The Panthers looked predictable at times, especially on 3rd down (3-of-8 against the Seahawks) and in the red zone (3 touchdowns on 7 attempts).  In his first season as coordinator, Turner has showed the ability to put his playmakers in position to make plays, however, he needs more players to step up in both third down and Red Zone situations. 

“McCaffrey was awesome. Cam (Newton) was awesome. But when they got into the red zone, we stopped them. We had four big stops, and they were all crucial,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll during the postgame press conference. 

Middle linebackers duel

A game might not feature a better matchup of opposing middle linebackers than Sunday’s contest,  Bobby Wagner and Luke Kuechly combined for 25 tackles and one tackle for loss.  Both players led their teams in tackles and are the best players on their respective defenses.  Wagner was able to stand Cam Newton up at the line of scrimmage on a critical 4th and 2, preventing the Panthers from scoring on their first drive. On the other side of the ball, Kuechly helped hold the Seahawks number one ranked rushing offense to just 75 yards. 

“Luke Kuechly (pictured left)  is one of the best linebackers in the game, so you know he’s going to make a couple plays,” Seahawks running back Chris Carson said during the postgame press conference.  “For the most part we did what we could do in the run game.”

Tyler Lockett

You can tell a lot about the quarterback’s trust factor by looking at who he throws to on third down.  By that measure, Tyler Lockett was Russell Wilson’s best friend against the Panthers. The Seahawks receiver caught five passes for 107 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, three of which came on third down including his touchdown in the third quarter. On the final drive of the game, Lockett caught a deep pass for 43 yards on 3rd down after Russell Wilson was able to buy some extra time in the pocket, ultimately setting up the Seawhawks game winning field goal. 

“When Russell (Wilson) keeps it alive, we understand how hard it is for defenders to try to guard somebody more than five seconds,” Lockett said.  “If it is longer than four or five seconds, it puts us in a better position to get open.”

New Cleveland Browns placekicker Joseph looks to solve team’s woes

After a Sunday afternoon 21-18 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints (1-1), the Cleveland Browns (0-1-1) released former seventh-round draft pick Zane Gonzalez.  Pittsburgh Steelers OLB T.J. Watt blocked a potential game-winning 43-yard field goal by Gonzalez in an overtime season-opening tie versus the Browns.  He then missed a go-ahead extra point and potential game-tying field goal in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s three-point loss to the Saints.  Gonzalez missed two extra points and two field goals in the Superdome.

The kicker that the Browns signed to replace the NCAA’s all-time leader in field goals didn’t leave college with the same resume’, but his work in college was still impressive.  Former FAU kicker Greg Joseph had a knack for forcing teams to drive the length of the field versus the Owls 34th-ranked scoring defense in 2017.   Here’s a quick snapshot of Joseph, our sixth-ranked kicker in the 2018 NFL Draft class.

Greg Joseph PK 6’1 214

School: FAU

DraftNasty’s 2018 Grade: 4.05 (7th Round)

What makes this player Nasty….(Strengths): He’s a two-by-three-yard kicker who aligns right outside of the LT (left tackle).  2 ¼-step placekicker with ample leg strength.  Kicked a 54-yard FG with at least six yards to spare vs. Navy in 2017 (3-step). Rarely punches at the ball. Keeps his shoulders parallel during his motion.  Kicked the ball well in windy conditions vs. Western Kentucky in 2017.  Hit two 40-yard field goals from both hash marks (2nd FG-RT hash, 48-yd FG inside left uprights; 3rd FG-left hash, 42-yd FG).  Posted a 76-percent touchback rate on KOs in 2017.  Capable of kicking balls in the 75-to-77-yard range with 4-second plus hang times (77 yards, 4.06, Tulsa ’15;  77 yards, 4.03, Tulsa ’15).  Posted five touchbacks vs. North Texas in 2017 and three in the 74-to-77-yard range.   He’s capable of kicking directionally to his right on kickoffs.

Weaknesses: Inconsistent in 2015. When he drags his first step (plant foot), he’ll push kicks to his right from the collegiate left hash (missed 40-yd FG, Tulsa ’15).  Some of his kickoffs were held up in the wind vs. Western Kentucky in 2017 (4th KO-directional right, 60 yards, 4.03 hang).  He also had his fifth kickoff get held up in the wind (vs. WKU ’17).

Other Notes:

  • Born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Attended American Heritage-Delray HS (Fla.) and was a standout soccer and football star
  • Earned All-State honors as a senior
  • 2014: 14-of-20 FGs (Long-43), 5-of-7 (30-39 yards), 4-of-7 (40-49 yards), 34-of-35 XPs; 60 KOs, 23 TBs, 1 onside
  • 2015: 18-of-27 FGs (Long-48), 2-of-4 (30-39 yds),  5-of-10 (40-49 yds), 0-of-1 (50-99 yds); 28-of-28 XPs; 62 KOs, 33 TBs, OOB (out of bounds)
  • 2016 (Honorable mention All-C-USA): 10-of-14 FGs, 3-of-5 (30-39 yds), 3-of-3 (40-49 yds), 1-of-2 (50-99 yds); 39-of-39 XPs; 54 KOs, 41 TBs
  • 2017 (Honorable mention All-C-USA): 15-of-21 FGs (Long-54), 3-of-4 (30-39 yds), 4-of-7 (40-49 yds), 1-of-3 (50-99 yds), 64-of-68 XPs; 101 KOs, 77 TBs, OOB, 2 onside kicks
  • Career Stats: 57-of-82 FGs (Long-54), 165-of-170 XPs

Time to get Nasty…(Our Summary): Joseph’s ability to drive kickoffs through the end zone could help him vie for a roster spot alone.  He has been better in each of the last two seasons with accuracy but there are a number of pressure performances missing on his resume’.   A four-year starter with upside, the Johannesburg native will need to monitor the location of his plant foot moving forward.

DraftNasty’s projection:  If there’s a significant concern for the Browns, it is that Joseph -who hit on all three of his field goals for the Miami Dolphins in the 2018 preseason- simply didn’t have an extreme amount of pressure-packed field goals at any time during his collegiate career.  In addition, he missed seven kicks in the all-important 30-to-39-yard range during his time in school.  This has relevance due to the NFL’s 33-yard extra point attempts.  After playing in the relatively weather-friendly environments of Boca Raton, Florida in college and then Miami, Florida this preseason, will he adapt to the ever-changing conditions off the lake in Cleveland, Ohio?  This was somewhat of a concern for Gonzalez up until he handled it admirably as a rookie in 2017.  We were able to see Joseph kick twice in person during his time in school and he impressed on both occasions.  He handled a torrential downpour seamlessly versus Marshall in 2017 and even kicked a 31-yard field goal after three consecutive timeouts by Thundering Herd head coach Doc Holliday right before the end of the first half.  Joseph posted six touchbacks on 14 kickoffs in the preseason and matched his collegiate career-long with a 54-yard field goal versus the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. 

 

 

2018 NFL Draft Recap, pick-by-pick: NFC South

NFC South

Carolina Panthers

Former Maryland WR D.J. Moore caught 80 passes for the Terrapins in 2017 and was named the Big Ten’s Receiver of the Year.

Notable picks: The addition of Thomas adds versatility to the middle of the field when the Panthers use multiple tight ends. In addition, Moore’s arrival means that the team actually has another big play option to mix with last year’s second-round pick Curtis Samuel. Jackson brings speed to what was a slow secondary a year ago. This draft seemed to be about adding speed to the roster.

Round,

Selection,

 

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (24) DJ

Moore

6’0 210

Maryland 38 (2nd Round) Moore has the task of providing new OC Norv Turner with a legitimate deep threat. Turner has coached elite route runners in his past (Henry Ellard, Los Angeles Rams, 1985-1990).
2 (55) Donte

Jackson

5’10 178

LSU 93 (3rd Round) Despite a lean build, Jackson will tackle. His confidence in his 4.32 speed benefited him in school, but he won’t be able to sit on as many routes at the next level.
3 (85) Rashaan

Gaulden

S-6’1 197

Tennessee 199 (4th Round) Gaulden didn’t make a lot of plays on the ball, but the energetic former Vol can contribute in a number of ways.   Needs to get stronger.
4 (101) Ian

Thomas

6’4 259

Indiana 143 (3rd Round) Thomas’ breakout performance against Ohio State in the 2017 season opener was perhaps a harbinger of things to come. His run after the catch skill will complement Greg Olsen.
5 (161) Jermaine

Carter

LB-6’1 243

Maryland 327 (5th Round) He had over 100 tackles in back-to-back years and was a sack artist as well (9.5 career sacks). Carter forced eight fumbles in school.
7 (234) Andre Smith LB-6’0 237 North Carolina 237 (4th Round) Smith’s ability to close distances from the inside-out covers up some slight stiffness. If not for injury in 2017, he would have gone much higher in the draft.
7 (242) Kendrick

Norton

DT-6’3 314

Miami (Fla.) Norton is an athletic one-technique DT who can stand to use his 10 ¾-inch hands with more force down-to-down. At 314 pounds, he’s slippery and has a five-yard burst to close air.

 

Atlanta

Falcons

Ridley will have the opportunity to win a number of one-on-one match-ups in the Falcons diverse receiving corps.

Notable picks: Oliver has the length to make up for the release of Jalen Collins from a season ago. Ridley’s speed will win a number of one-on-one matchups in the slot or on the outside. It eases the departure of Taylor Gabriel. Four wide receiver sets could include he and fourth-year man Justin Hardy in the slots. If Ridley and Julio Jones are outside, then Mohamed Sanu and Hardy can man the slot positions.

Round,

Selection,

 

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (26) Calvin

Ridley

6’1 188

Alabama 47 (2nd Round) Ridley is more than capable of winning one-on-one matchups.   Don’t be surprised if he is used in the slot in three wide receiver sets.
2 (58) Isaiah

Oliver

6’0 201

Colorado 20 (2nd Round) Oliver’s length mirrors former Falcons’ cornerback Jalen Collins. He will intensify the team’s nickel packages.
3 (90) Deadrin

Senat

DT-6’0 314

USF 100 (3rd Round) Squats nearly 700 pounds. Barreling block destructor. He dominated his final career game (2017 Birmingham Bowl) and then it carried over to a dominant week of work during 2018 East-West Shrine practices.
4 (126) Ito

Smith

RB-5’9 200

Southern Miss 218 (4th Round) Smith’s production in school should not be underestimated. Aside from posting back-to-back 1,400-yard rushing seasons, he also caught 83 passes the last two seasons.
6 (194) Russell

Gage

WR-6’0 182

LSU 522 (6th Round) Gage’s versatility extends beyond the passing game. He ran for over 230 yards for the Tigers in 2017 and contributed 11 tackles on special teams.
6 (200) Foye

Oluokun

LB-6’0 215

Yale N/A Oluokun overcame a 2015 injury to earn 2nd Team All-Ivy League honors in 2017. He finished his career with an eye-opening 18 pass break-ups and three blocked kicks.

 

 

Tampa

Bay

Buccaneers

Vea (No. 50 pictured) may very well require two blockers and open up the pass rush lanes for newly acquired Jason Pierre-Paul and Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy.

Notable pick: Vea adds substance to a defensive interior that allowed nearly 118 yards per game on the ground in 2017. The team also put an emphasis on getting more physical in the secondary with the additions of Davis and Stewart.

Round,

Selection,

 

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (12) Vita Vea

DT-6’4 347

Washington 17 (2nd Round) Vea’s presence in the middle of the defense should create more one-on-one matchups for Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy.
2 (38) Ronald

Jones II

6’0 205

USC 88 (3rd Round) The departure of Doug Martin opens up the possibility that Jones II could get major touches in Year 1.
2 (53) M.J.

Stewart

AP-5’11 200

UNC 57 (2nd Round) Stewart’s positional flexibility extended itself to special teams during his senior campaign (11 yds/PR). He will be a candidate for sub-package duty immediately.
2 (63) Carlton

Davis

CB-6’1 206

Auburn 32 (2nd Round) Davis’ length adds a measure of size to the cornerback spot that was lacking when the team had to defend the Michael Thomas and Julio Jones-types in the division.
3 (94) Alex

Cappa

OL-6’6 305

Humboldt State 224 (4th Round) Cappa is yet another pick who can play multiple spots on game day. The college left tackle’s roughhouse approach may give him a chance to earn repetitions as a guard spot in the NFL.
4 (117) Jordan

Whitehead

S-5’10 195

Pittsburgh 149 (3rd Round) Whitehead plays with the passion necessary to earn playing time on special teams. He was always one of the Panthers top tacklers and he plays extremely fast.
5 (144) Justin

Watson

WR-6’2 215

Penn 319 (5th Round) The Ivy League’s all-time leading receiver was used on the outside, in the slot and even in the backfield during school.
6 (202) Jack

Cichy

LB-6’1 230

Wisconsin Cichy looked like an early round pick when healthy in school. He is a downhill player with a measure of explosiveness as a tackler.

 

 

New

Orleans

Saints

Davenport’s positional flexibility (pictured during 2018 Senior Bowl) could very well operate in a number of positions in DC Dennis Allen’s schemes.

Notable Pick: No pick will be more scrutinized than Davenport. But should it be? The team finished 27th in the NFL in sacks in 2017 (30).

Round,

Selection,

 

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (14) Trade from Green Bay Marcus

Davenport

DE-6’6 258

UTSA 25 (2nd Round) Davenport has all of the tools to excel in the team’s creative schemes. With Cameron Jordan on the field, he will help to create havoc off the edge with Alex Okafor.
3 (91) Tre’Quan

Smith

WR-6’2 202

UCF 44 (2nd Round) 34 ½-inch arms with an ability to snap out of his hips at the break points. He will be a back-shoulder option to complement Thomas.
4 (127) Rick

Leonard

OL-6’5 307

Florida State 487 (6th Round) Leonard is a good enough run blocker that he may get looks at an interior line position.
5 (164) Natrell

Jamerson

S-5’10 200

Wisconsin 146 (3rd Round) Jamerson continued his upward trek through the postseason with a fine week of work during 2018 East-West Shrine practices.   The former WR has positive ball skills and was one of the better gunners (punt team) in the draft.
6 (189) Kamrin

Moore

CB-5’10 203

Boston College 272 (4th Round) Moore’s versatility (corner or nickel) was a big reason the Eagles finished in the Top 35 in passing defense in each of the last two seasons (2016-17). He is a physical player who likes to challenge opponents.
6 (201) Boston

Scott

RB-5’6 203 (E)

Louisiana Tech N/A Scott supplanted 2016 1,000-yard rusher Jarred Craft from the lineup and paved his own path to getting drafted. He may be short, but he is by no means an easy tackle at 203 pounds.
7 (245) Will

Clapp

OC-6’4 311

LSU 321 (5th Round) Clapp is assignment-sound with positive size.   He frequently won with positioning and guile as a blocker at LSU. Shoulder issues may have caused a slide in the draft.