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2022 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: AFC East

The AFC East’s 2022 free agency period began with the Patriots losing one big play defender but keeping another. The Dolphins added a quarterback while the Bills beefed up its defensive front with the addition of former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. We chart some of the latest transactions.

AFC East

New England Patriots

Offensive free agents

  • OT Trent Brown (re-signed)
  • OG Ted Karras
  • RB Brandon Bolden (Agreed to terms with Raiders)
  • QB Brian Hoyer (re-signed)
  • K Nick Folk (re-signed)
  • ST-WR Matthew Slater (re-signed)
  • RB James White (re-signed)
  • FB Jakob Johnson (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)

Defensive free agents

  • S Devin McCourty (re-signed)
  • CB JC Jackson (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)
  • S Brandon King
  • LB Jamie Collins
  • LB Harvey Langi
  • LB Ja’whaun Bentley (re-signed)
  • LB Dont’a Hightower
  • LB Kyle Van Noy
The Patriots re-signed S Devin McCourty to a one-year deal. The 34-year old veteran was solid in coverage last season once again for the team, totaling three interceptions and 10 passes defensed in 17 starts.

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Terrance Mitchell (Texans) on a one-year deal, CB Malcolm Butler (Cardinals) on a two-year deal, RB Ty Montgomery (Saints)
  • Lost OG Ted Karras (Bengals), CB JC Jackson (Chargers), FB Jakob Johnson (Raiders), RB Brandon Bolden (Raiders)
  • Traded OLB Chase Winovich to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for LB Mack Wilson
  • Traded OG Shaq Mason to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2022 fifth-round pick
  • Traded a 2023 third-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for WR DeVante Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick
  • Re-signed S Devin McCourty, OT Trent Brown to a two-year deal, QB Brian Hoyer to a two-year deal, re-signed LB Ja’whaun Bentley, RB James White on a two-year deal, PK Nick Folk on a two-year deal, OL James Ferentz, WR-ST Matthew Slater

Buffalo Bills

Offensive free agents

  • OG Ike Boettger
  • RB Matt Breida (Agreed to terms with the Giants)
  • RB-Ret Taiwan Jones (re-signed)
  • WR-Ret Isaiah McKenzie
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders
  • WR Cole Beasley (released)
  • QB Mitchell Trubisky (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)
  • WR Jake Kumerow
  • OG Jon Feliciano (Agreed to terms with the Giants)
  • OT Darryl Williams
  • OT Bobby Hart

Defensive free agents

  • DE Mario Addison
  • DT Vernon Butler
  • DT Star Lotulelei (released)
  • DE-OLB Jerry Hughes
  • DE Efe Obada (Agreed to terms with the Commanders)
  • DE Bryan Cox, Jr.
  • S Siran Neal
  • DT Harrison Phillips (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)
  • CB Levi Wallace (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)
  • DT Justin Zimmer
  • LB A.J. Klein

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OLB Von Miller (Rams) on a six-year deal, DT Tim Settle (Commanders) on a two-year deal, DT DaQuan Jones (Panthers) on a two-year deal, OG Rodger Saffold (Titans) on a one-year deal, LB Marquel Lee (Raiders), RB Duke Johnson (Dolphins), DE Shaq Lawson (Jets), TE O.J. Howard (Buccaneers), C Greg Mancz (Dolphins), QB Matt Barkley (Falcons), WR Jamison Crowder (Jets)
  • Placed a RFA tender on OL Ryan Bates
  • Re-signed Taiwan Jones
  • Lost DT Harrison Phillips (Vikings), OG Jon Feliciano (Giants), CB Levi Wallace (Steelers), DE Efe Obada (Commanders), RB Matt Breida (Giants)
  • Released DT Star Lotulelei, WR Cole Beasley
  • Traded a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for QB Case Keenum

Miami Dolphins

Offensive free agents

  • RB Malcolm Brown
  • QB Jacoby Brissett
  • WR Isaiah Ford
  • WR Will Fuller
  • WR Allen Hurns (released)
  • TE Mike Gesicki (franchised)
  • WR Mack Hollins (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • RB Duke Johnson (Agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • RB Phillip Lindsay
  • OC Greg Mancz (Agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • TE Durham Smythe (re-signed)
  • WR Albert Wilson

Defensive free agents

  • LB Vince Biegel
  • CB Justin Coleman (Agreed to terms with the Seahawks)
  • DT John Jenkins
  • S Jason McCourty
  • DE-OLB Emmanuel Ogbah (re-signed)
  • LB Duke Riley
  • LB Elandon Roberts
  • LB Brennan Scarlett (re-signed)
  • P Michael Palardy
Chase Edmonds RB Miami Dolphins
New Miami Dolphins RB Chase Edmonds set career-highs in rushing yards and yards per carry for the Cardinals in 2021.

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Hired former San Francisco 49ers OC Mike McDaniel as its new head coach
  • Agreed to terms with OT Terron Armstead (Saints) on a five-year deal, QB Teddy Bridgewater (Broncos) on a one-year deal, WR Cedrick Wilson (Cowboys) on a three-year deal, RB Chase Edmonds (Cardinals) on a two-year deal, RB Raheem Mostert (49ers) on a one-year deal, OG Connor Williams (Cowboys) on a two-year deal, CB Keion Crossen (Giants) on a two-year deal, WR Trent Sherfield (Dolphins), FB Alec Ingold (Raiders)
  • Re-signed DE-OLB Emmanuel Ogbah to a five-year deal, gave a five-year extension to CB Xavien Howard, signed RFA WR Preston Williams to a one-year deal, signed S Sheldrick Redwine
  • Placed the franchise tag on TE Mike Gesicki
  • Traded a 2022 first-round pick, 2022 second-round pick and 2022 fourth-round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for WR Tyreek Hill. They also traded away a 2023 fourth-round pick and 2023 sixth-round pick to the Chiefs for Hill
  • Traded WR DeVante Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick to the New England Patriots for a 2023 third-round pick
  • Released OG Jesse Davis
  • Lost WR Mack Hollins (Raiders), RB Duke Johnson (Bills), DB Justin Coleman (Seahawks)

New York Jets

Offensive free agents

  • FB Nick Bawden (re-signed)
  • WR Braxton Berrios (re-signed)
  • WR Keelan Cole 
  • RB Tevin Coleman (re-signed)
  • WR Jamison Crowder (Agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
  • OG Dan Feeney (re-signed)
  • OL Alex Lewis
  • QB Joe Flacco (re-signed)
  • QB Mike White (re-signed)
  • TE Tyler Kroft
  • OL Conor McDermott (re-signed)
  • OT Morgan Moses (Agreed to terms with the Ravens)
  • OT Greg Senat
  • PK Eddy Pineiro

Defensive free agents

  • DT Nathan Shepherd
  • LB Jarrad Davis (Agreed to terms with the Lions)
  • DT Folorunso Fatukasi (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)
  • S Lamarcus Joyner
  • S Marcus Maye (Agreed to terms with the Saints)
  • S Will Parks
  • DE Shaq Lawson (released)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OG Laken Tomlinson (49ers) on a three-year deal, TE CJ Uzomah (Bengals) on a two-year deal, TE Tyler Conklin (Vikings) on a three-year deal, DB DJ Reed (Seahawks) on a two-year deal, S Jordan Whitehead (Buccaneers) on a two-year deal, K Greg Zuerlein (Cowboys), DE Jacob Martin (Texans), DL Solomon Thomas (Raiders)
  • Lost OT Morgan Moses (Ravens), S Marcus Maye (Saints), DT Foley Fatukasi (Jaguars), WR Jamison Crowder (Bills), LB Jarrad Davis (Lions)
  • Traded LB Blake Cashman to the Houston Texans for a 2022 sixth-round pick
  • Placed a RFA tender on PK Eddy Pineiro
  • Released TE Ryan Griffin
  • Re-signed QB Joe Flacco to a one-year deal, QB Mike White to a one-year deal, OL Conor McDermott to a one-year deal, FB Nick Bawden, OG Dan Feeney, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Braxton Berrios

2018 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: NFC West

NFC West



Campbell (No. 1 pictured) was a big factor for the Nittany Lions on both special teams and at corner during 2017. The former high school safety brings an aggressiveness to the Cardinals secondary.

Notable Pick: The choice of Edmonds could provide the Cardinals with a deadly one-two punch in the backfield. This would take pressure off of incumbent Sam Bradford. The team may have gotten one of the steals of the draft in the 6-foot-1, 192-pound Campbell.




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‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (10) Josh


QB-6’4 226

UCLA 15 (1st Round) Rosen’s toughness complements elite anticipation. In order for him to show both, he’ll need to stay available.
2 (47) Christian


AP-5’11 200

Texas A&M 29 (2nd Round) DraftNasty’s top-ranked all-purpose player, Kirk averaged 19 yards per punt return in 2017. A year prior in 2016, he averaged 21.7 yds/PR with three TDs.
3 (97) Mason


OC-6’4 307

Michigan 74 (3rd Round) Cole began his career at left tackle and ended it there (2017). In-between, he was a factor at the center spot.
4 (134) Chase


RB-5’11 205

Fordham 120 (3rd Round) Edmonds- the Patriot League’s all-time leading rusher- was the best running back at the 2018 East-West Shrine game.
6 (182) Christian


CB-6’1 203

Penn State 82 (3rd Round) Campbell was dinged for being a one-year starter despite NFL starting traits (4.5 speed, 41 ½” VJ, 11’2” BJ, 4.18 20-yd SS).
7 (254) Korey


OT-6’5 311

Cincinnati 335 (5th Round) Cunningham morphed into a starting left tackle in the AAC after putting on 90 pounds while in school. He maintained his athleticism despite the added weight (4.9 40-yd, 35 ½” VJ, 9’11” BJ).




Penny (No. 20 pictured) returned eight kicks for touchdowns during his career (one punt return TD). In addition, he eclipsed the 2,200-yard mark (2,248) as a rusher in 2017.

Notable Pick: Despite getting drafted in the first round, Penny may still be undervalued. He can take the top off the defense as a kickoff returner, catch the ball and run in-between the tackles. His pass blocking will have to improve to get on the field.




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‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (27) Rashaad


RB/KR-5’11 220

San Diego St. 12 (1st Round) The three-time MWC Special Teams Player of the Year can affect a game in a number of ways.   His experience under former NFL assistant Jeff Horton could ease his professional transition.
3 (79) Rasheem


DE-6’4 275

USC 67 (3rd Round) Green has the look of New England Patriots 2017 fourth-round pick Deatrich Wise. He can move up-and-down the defensive front as a mismatch player.
4 (120) Will


TE-6’4 256

Washington 460 (6th Round) Dissly may need more repetitions, but he has enough size to become an effective in-line blocker. The Academic All-Pac-12 selection impressed with his hand-eye coordination during the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
5 (141) Shaquem


LB-6’0 227

UCF 106 (3rd Round) The 2016 AAC Defensive Player of the Year and former safety actually looked decent changing directions in defensive back drills prior to the draft. The team will have a plan for his diverse skill-set.
5 (146) Tre


S-6’3 207

Oklahoma St. 262 (4th Round) The All-Big 12 selection can produce positive angles when breaking on routes that go towards the sidelines. His ability to cover ground gives him high special teams upside.
5 (149) Michael


P-6’2 208

Texas 271 (4th Round) His first step goes forward when receiving the snap and he can get balls to travel 70 yards in distance with hang time (70 yards, 4.75 hang, TCU ’17, downed at -10-yd L). He can control field position.
5 (168) Jamarco


OT-6’4 299

Ohio State 326 (5th Round) Jones didn’t play with as much venom in 2017 as he had in 2016. He has enough pop to potentially get looks inside at guard.
6 (186) Jacob


OLB/DE-6’2 236

Temple 382 (5th Round) Martin –a second-team All-AAC selection- lined up at both end spots for the Owls. His reactionary speed (4.59) off the snap helped him produce 8 QB sacks and 11 TFLs in 2017. He has the look of former Seahawk Bruce Irvin (Raiders) when he came out of West Virginia.
7 (220) Alex


QB-6’3 218

FIU 602 (7th Round) McGough’s precision was a big reason the team finished first in the nation in Red Zone offense.





Warner (No. 4 pictured) finished his career with seven interceptions (2 for TDs) while at BYU.

Notable Pick: Warner was BYU’s field linebacker for much off his career but was also used off the edge on occasion. He began to overcome his angular build in 2017 with more force at the point of attack. He has a chance to increase the team’s speed in nickel situations and will be a special teams contributor from Day 1.




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‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (9) Mike


OT-6’8 311

Notre Dame 4 (1st Round) Finds his spots and angles as both a run and pass blocker.   Can bend to be 6-foot-8.
2 (44) Trade from Washington Dante


AP-6’0 186

Washington 113 (3rd Round) Multi-dimensional receiver who may have more to give as a slot option. Arguably the draft’s best return option.
3 (70) Fred


LB-6’3 236

BYU 52 (2nd Round) He spent a lot of time in school matching slot WRs. Improved in the briar patch in 2017.
3 (95) Tarvarius


DB-6’1 199

Southern Miss 81 (3rd Round) Moore has a unique combination of length and athleticism. Improved his play speed and recognition in 2017.
4 (128) Kentavius


DE-6’2 280

NC State 202 (4th Round) Street is a bully on the field with his combination of power and strength. He was drafted despite tearing his ACL in pre-draft workouts.
5 (142) D.J.


CB-RET-5’9 188

Kansas State 123 (3rd Round) Reed offers major potential in either the punt or kickoff return game (2nd nationally in both categories).   His tenacity at the CB spot was evident vs. Charlotte (2017) in cross-field pursuit.
6 (184) Marcell


S-6’1 208

Florida 601/7th Round Harris is yet another player the 49ers drafted that may not be available right away. He was on par with former Gator safeties Marcus Maye and Keanu Neal for a stretch in Gainesville.
7 (223) Julian


DT-6’4 295

Temple N/A Taylor put it all together as a senior with 10 tackles for losses but he did not post a sack. He will be a one-gap penetrator.
7 (240) Richie


WR-5’10 183

MTSU 157 (3rd Round) Despite a disappointing senior year marred by injury, James still produced two 100-catch seasons in school (2015-16).   He offers a quickness disposition supported with 4.48 speed.





Noteboom (No. 68 pictured) started at both left tackle and right tackle during his time at TCU.

Notable Pick: Noteboom could eventually develop into a starter and has the ability to be groomed behind one of the NFL’s best in Andrew Whitworth. His 35 ½-inch arms increase his room for error.




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‘Nasty’ Take:
3 (89) Joseph


OT-6’5 309

TCU 62 (2nd Round) Noteboom can immediately challenge for a starting spot if he gets his technique under control. Compares favorably to Washington OT Morgan Moses.
4 (111) Brian


C-6’1 300

Michigan State 387 (5th Round) Allen’s size would make one believe he is a center-only prospect, but some of the former state champion wrestler’s best work in school came at the LG spot in 2016.
4 (135) John


DE-6’3 283

Stephen F. Austin 410 (5th Round) Franklin-Myers in strong in the upper body and plays with a heavy-handed nature. He controls the action vs. tight ends and has the look of a four-or-five-technique in Wade Phillips’ defenses.
5 (147) Micah


ILB-6’2 239

Virginia 96 (3rd Round) Kiser’s instincts are top-notch. He impresses with his key-and-diagnostic skills. The Walter Camp second-team All-American posted 145 tackles and 5 QB sacks as a senior.   19 QB sacks in his career.
5 (160) Obo


OLB-6’1 253

Oklahoma 118 (3rd Round) Okoronkwo consistently affected the pocket for the Sooners in school. He plays fast and has some similarities to former Denver Broncos first-round pick Shane Ray. He’s longer and more refined as a pass rusher, however.
6 (176) John


RB-5’10 216

Tennessee 72 (3rd Round) Kelly’s late season off the field issues turned off potential suitors. On top of that, he slowed down the second half of 2017.   Nevertheless, he has elite balance.
6 (192) Jamil


RB-6’4 319

Maine 166 (4th Round)B Demby looked the part at both the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Senior Bowl. His lack of foot speed caused a precipitous drop, but he plays with significant urgency.
6 (195) Sebastian


DT-6’4 295

Rutgers 540 (6th Round) The 2018 College Gridiron Showcase MVP excelled in the classroom. Rutgers’ 2018 team MVP started at the three-technique and NG. Can crease the pocket vs. centers.
6 (205) Trevon


LB-6’4 258

Louisville 194 (4th Round) After overcoming a serious injury in 2015, Young began to return to form in 2017 (12.5 TFLs).
7 (231) Travin


S/LB-6’1 213

TCU 424 (5th Round) Howard finished his career with 343 tackles, and 18 tackles for losses. He’s already been used quite a bit in coverage and he may rank as a position-flex player in Wade Phillips’ schemes.
7 (244) Justin


DE-6’4 262

SMU 318 (5th Round) Since Lawler’s insertion into the SMU lineup in 2015, he’s lined up in a number of positions. He has stood up as an overhang LB and an inside shade DE.   A feisty run defender with a knack for blocking kicks (six blocks in school).