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2022 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC West

The NFC West traded away a franchise quarterback and saw quality pass rushers leave the division. Through two weeks, trades have been at or near the top of the NFC West’s agenda. Will this division keep its aggression through the 2022 NFL Draft?

NFC West

Los Angeles Rams

Offensive free agents

  • RB Sony Michel
  • RB Buddy Howell
  • TE Johnny Mundt (Agreed to terms with the Vikings)
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr.
  • WR-Ret Brandon Powell (re-signed)
  • OG  Austin Corbett (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • OC Brian Allen (re-signed)
  • OT Joe Noteboom (re-signed)   

Defensive free agents

  • CB Darious Williams  (Agreed to terms with the  Jaguars)
  • CB Donte Deayon
  • DT Sebastian Joseph Day (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)
  • OLB Von Miller (Agreed to terms with the Bills)
  • OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Agreed to terms with the Texans)
  • P Johnny Hekker (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • S Antoine Brooks
  • LB Will Compton
  • LB Troy Reeder

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • OT Andrew Whitworth retired this offseason.
  • Re-signed OT Joseph Noteboom to a three-year deal, OC Brian Allen to a three-year deal, WR-Ret Brandon Powell to a one-year deal and signed OL Coleman Shelton to an extension
  • Signed QB Matthew Stafford to a four-year extension
  • Placed a RFA tender on PK Matt Gay, LB Travin Howard
  • Agreed to terms with WR Allen Robinson (Bears) on three-year deal, LB Bobby Wagner (Seahawks) on a five-year deal, P Riley Dixon (Giants)
  • Traded WR Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans for a 2023 sixth-round pick
  • Released P Johnny Hekker (signed with the Panthers)
  • Lost OLB Von Miller (Bills), OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Texans), DT Sebastian Joseph Day (Chargers), CB Darious Williams (Jaguars), P Johnny Hekker (Panthers), TE Johnny Mundt (Vikings), OT Austin Corbett (Panthers)

Arizona Cardinals

Offensive free agents

  • RB James Conner (re-signed)
  • RB Chase Edmonds (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • TE Zach Ertz (re-signed)
  • WR A.J. Green (re-signed)
  • WR Christian Kirk (Agreed to terms with the Jaguars)
  • QB Colt McCoy (re-signed)
  • TE Maxx Williams (re-signed)
  • TE Darrell Daniels
  • TE Demetrius Harris
  • OG Max Garcia (Agreed to terms with the Giants)

Defensive free agents

  • DE Chandler Jones (Agreed to terms with the Raiders)
  • LB Dennis Gardeck (re-signed)
  • LB Ezekial Turner (re-signed)
  • LB Jordan Hicks (released and signed with the Vikings)
  • CB Robert Alford
  • CB Antonio Hamilton
  • CB Breon Borders
  • S Charles Washington
  • DL Jack Crawford
  • S Chris Banjo
  • P Andy Lee (re-signed)
  • LS Aaron Brewer (re-signed)
  • DT Corey Peters

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • GM Steve Keim and HC Kliff Kingsbury were given five-year contract extensions
  • Re-signed P Andy Lee, LS Aaron Brewer, LB Ezekial Turner, LB Dennis Gardeck to one-year deals.
  • Re-signed TE Zach Ertz on a three-year deal, QB Colt McCoy to a two-year deal, RB James Conner on a three-year deal, LB Dennis Gardeck on a three-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with LB Nick Vigil (Vikings), CB Jeff Gladney (Vikings), OG Will Hernandez (Giants), TE Stephen Anderson (Chargers)
  • Released LB Jordan Hicks (signed with the Vikings)
  • Lost DE Chandler Jones (Raiders), WR Christian Kirk (Jaguars), RB Chase Edmonds (Dolphins), OG Max Garcia (Giants)

Seattle Seahawks

Offensive free agents

  • LT Duane Brown
  • RB Alex Collins
  • TE Will Dissly (re-signed)
  • TE Gerald Everett (Agreed to terms with the Chargers)
  • OL Kyle Fuller (re-signed)
  • OL Jamarco Jones
  • RB Rashaad Penny (re-signed)
  • C Ethan Pocic
  • OT Brandon Shell
  • QB Geno Smith (re-signed)
  • WR John Ursua

Defensive free agents

  • S Quandre Diggs (re-signed)
  • DE Rasheem Green
  • DE Carlos Dunlap (designated post June 1 release)
  • CB Sidney Jones (re-signed)
  • CB Gavin Heslop
  • DB Blessaun Austin
  • DT Robert Nkemdiche
  • DB D.J. Reed
  • DT Al Woods (re-signed)
  • DE Benson Mayowa (released)
  • DE Kerry Hyder (released)
  • LB Bobby Wagner (released and signed with Rams)

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, 2022 first-round pick (9th overall), 2022 second-round pick (40th overall), 2022 fourth-round pick and a 2022 fifth-round pick. They also received a 2023 first-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick
  • Released LB Bobby Wagner (signed with Rams), designated a post June 1 release of DE Carlos Dunlap, released DE Kerry Hyder, DE Benson Mayowa
  • Re-signed S Quandre Diggs to a three-year deal, CB Sidney Jones, TE Will Dissly to a three-year deal, OL Kyle Fuller, RB Rashaad Penny to a one-year deal, DT Al Woods to a two-year deal, QB Geno Smith to a one-year deal
  • Agreed to terms with DT Quinton Jefferson (Raiders) on a two-year deal, OLB Uchenna Nwosu (Chargers) on a two-year deal, CB Artie Burns (Bears) on a one-year deal, G Austin Blythe (Chiefs) on a one-year deal, CB Justin Coleman (Dolphins), LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe (Bears)
  • Lost OL Jamarco Jones (Titans), DB D.J. Reed (Jets)

San Francisco 49ers

Offensive free agents

  • OG Laken Tomlinson (Agreed to terms with the Jets)
  • WR Richie James
  • RB Trenton Cannon (Agreed to terms with the Titans)
  • WR Trent Sherfield (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)
  • C Jake Brendel (re-signed)
  • WR-Ret Travis Benjamin
  • OL Tom Compton (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • WR Mohamed Sanu
  • TE Ross Dwelley
  • RB Jeff Wilson, Jr. (re-signed)
  • RB Raheem Mostert (Agreed to terms with the Dolphins)

Defensive free agents

  • DB Tarvaris Moore
  • DE Jordan Willis (re-signed)
  • DL Maurice Hurst
  • DE-OLB Arden Key
  • CB Dontae Johnson (re-signed)
  • S Tavon Wilson
  • S Jaquiski Tartt
  • LB Marcell Harris
  • CB Josh Norman
  • CB K’Waun Williams (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • CB Jason Verrett
  • DT D.J. Jones (Agreed to terms with the Broncos)
  • DL Darrion Daniels

2022 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with CB Charvarius Ward (Chiefs) on a three-year deal, CB Darqueze Dennard (Giants), S George Odum (Colts) on a three-year deal, LB Oren Burks (Packers) on a two-year deal, WR-Ret Ray-Ray McCloud (Steelers) on a two-year deal, DT Hassan Ridgeway (Eagles) on a one-year deal, DE Kerry Hyder (Seahawks) on a one-year deal
  • Re-signed DE Jordan Willis on a one-year deal, C Jake Brendel, RB Jeff Wilson, Jr.
  • Lost CB K’Waun Williams (Broncos), RB Raheem Mostert (Dolphins), RB Trenton Cannon (Titans), OG Laken Tomlinson (Jets), DT D.J. Jones (Broncos), WR Trent Sherfield (Dolphins), OL Tom Compton (Broncos)
  • Placed RFA tenders on OL Daniel Brunskill and LB Azeez Al-Shaair

2017 Birmingham Bowl Preview: Texas Tech vs USF, 12-23-17

Two explosive offenses will face off in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday.

Texas Tech (6-6) and USF (9-2) will pit two of the game’s more efficient senior quarterbacks against each other, in what is expected to be a back-and-forth scoring affair.

USF’s quarterback Quinton Flowers threw for 21 touchdowns and six interceptions , a career-low, in 2017. In his first full season under center, Texas Tech’s quarterback Nic Shimonek tossed 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.

Former Texas head coach, Charlie Strong led USF to nine wins and his team lost two games by a combined 11 points. Texas Tech started the season 4-1 but couldn’t compete in the Big 12 and suffered four straight losses in the middle of their schedule.

When Strong was at Texas, he went 2-1 against Texas Tech.

Players to watch

Mazzi Wilkins

Wilkins, a junior cornerback, has a nose for the football and figures to have a lot of balls thrown his way against a pass oriented Red Raiders attack. Wilkins finished the season with three interceptions and a half sack. Wilkins’ lanky frame allows him to get in and out of breaks and makes him a tough assignment for Texas Tech wide receivers.

Emilio Nadelman

Nadelman is one of the most lethal kickers in college football. Nadelman is 20/24 this season and didn’t miss a field goal last season. In a game that should be high scoring and back and forth, Nadelman has the leg and accuracy to put the game away with a field goal from 40 yards plus.

Dylan Cantrell

Cantrell stands 6’3 and 220lbs and is a prototypical red zone target. Cantrell should be able to sky over the diminutive South Florida starting corners, who stand 5’8 and 6’0 respectively. Expect Kingsbury to give Cantrell a few jump ball opportunities in the Birmingham Bowl. Cantrell finished the season with six touchdowns.

Dakota Allen

After a stint at East Mississippi Community College and a starring role on Last Chance U, Dakota Allen has returned to Texas Tech and made himself one of the best linebackers in the Big 12. Allen leads a defense that led the Big 12 in turnovers forced. Allen had two interceptions and a forced fumble this season. An athletic linebacker, who is also willing to stop the run, bodes well against a balanced USF offense.

Prediction

Texas Tech 35 USF 38

—Troy Jefferson, DN Staff Reports