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2023 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC South

The NFC South’s offseason/free agency period started with the departures of two opening day starters at quarterback from 2022. Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees retired after an illustrious career. The Saints picked up draft picks with the trade of a former coach and created more cap space with restructured contracts. And the NFC South continued its momentum with the Carolina Panthers trading away a mortgage worth of current and future draft picks for the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

NFC South

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Offensive free agents

  • QB Blaine Gabbert
  • WR Julio Jones
  • WR Scotty Miller
  • WR Breshad Perriman
  • RB Giovani Bernard
  • RB Leonard Fournette (released)
  • TE Kyle Rudolph
  • TE Cameron Brate (released)
  • OG Aaron Stinnie
  • OT Josh Wells
  • OT Donovan Smith (released)

Defensive free agents

  • LB Lavonte David (re-signed)
  • OLB Anthony Nelson (re-signed)
  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • DE William Gholston
  • DE Pat O’Connor
  • DE Carl Nassib
  • DE Genard Avery
  • DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Agreed to terms with the Giants)
  • DT Deadrin Senat
  • S Mike Edwards (Agreed to terms with Chiefs)
  • SS Keanu Neal
  • CB Logan Ryan
  • CB Sean Bunting (Agreed to terms with Titans)
  • CB Jamel Dean (re-signed)
Lavonte David LB Tampa Buccaneers
Tampa Bay LB Lavonte David signed a a two-year deal back in 2021 and has has posted over 1,200 career tackles for the team in eleven seasons. He re-signed with the team on a one-year deal this spring.

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • QB Tom Brady announced his retirement
  • Parted ways with OC Byron Leftwich after four seasons and hired former Seattle Seahawks QB coach Dave Canales as its new offensive coordinator
  • Released OT Donovan Smith on March 8, 2023, RB Leonard Fournette, TE Cameron Brate
  • CB Carlton Davis, WR Chris Godwin, WR Russell Gage and C Ryan Jensen all restructured their contracts
  • Re-signed LB Lavonte David on a one-year deal, CB Jamel Dean on a three-year deal, OLB Anthony Nelson on a two-year deal
  • Lost DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Giants), S Mike Edwards (Chiefs)
  • Traded OG Shaq Mason and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Houston Texans for a 2023 sixth-round pick
  • Agreed to terms with RB Chase Edmonds (Dolphins), DT Greg Gaines (Rams)

Atlanta Falcons

Offensive free agents

  • QB Marcus Mariota (released and agreed to terms with Eagles)
  • FB Keith Smith (re-signed)
  • WR Olamide Zaccheaus
  • WR Damiere Byrd
  • WR Khadarel Hodge
  • TE Anthony Firkser
  • TE MyCole Pruitt
  • OG Elijah Wilkinson
  • OG Colby Gossett
  • OT Kaleb McGary
  • OT Chuma Edoga
  • OT Germain Ifedi

Defensive free agents

  • DT Vincent Taylor
  • DT Jaleel Johnson
  • DE Matt Dickerson
  • OLB Lorenzo Carter
  • LB Rashaan Evans
  • LB Nick Kwiatkoski
  • CB Rashad Fenton
  • CB Isaiah Oliver (Agreed to terms with 49ers)
  • CB Michael Ford
  • S Erik Harris
  • P Bradley Pinion (re-signed)
  • LS Beau Brinkley

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

Carolina Panthers

Offensive free agents

  • QB Sam Darnold (Agreed to terms with the 49ers)
  • OT Cameron Irving
  • OC Bradley Bozeman (re-signed)
  • OG Michael Jordan
  • RB D’Onta Foreman (Agreed to terms with Bears)
  • WR Rashard Higgins
  • WR Andre Roberts
  • PK Eddy Pineiro

Defensive free agents

  • DE Matt Ioannidis
  • ILB Cory Littleton (Agreed to terms with Texans)
  • LB Damien Wilson (released)
  • S Juston Burris
  • S Sean Chandler
  • CB Justin Layne

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

New Orleans Saints

Offensive free agents

  • WR Deonte Harty (Agreed to terms with Bills)
  • WR Jarvis Landry
  • QB Andy Dalton
  • RB Mark Ingram
  • RB David Johnson
  • OT Ethan Greenidge

Defensive free agents

  • DL David Onyemata (Agreed to terms with the Falcons)
  • DT Shy Tuttle (Agreed to terms with the Panthers)
  • DE Marcus Davenport (Agreed to terms with Vikings)
  • LB Kwon Alexander
  • LB Ty Summers (re-signed)
  • CB P.J. Williams
  • CB Bradley Roby
  • DE Kentavious Street
  • SS JT Gray
  • SS Daniel Sorensen
  • S Justin Evans (Agreed to terms with Eagles)
  • OLB Kaden Elliss
Sean Payton HC Denver Broncos
The Saints traded former head coach Sean Payton and a 2024 third-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2023 first round pick and a 2024 second round pick.

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Tanoh Kpassagnon on a two-year extension, WR Keith Kirkwood on a one-year extension
  • Traded head coach Sean Payton and a 2024 third-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2023 first-round pick (No. 30 overall) and a 2024 second-round pick
  • Hired former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods to the same position
  • DE Cameron Jordan, S Marcus Maye, PK Wil Lutz, C Erik McCoy, OT Ryan Ramczyk and FS Tyrann Mathieu restructured their contracts
  • Signed former Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to a four-year deal
  • Gave a one-year extension to WR Michael Thomas, LB Ty Summers
  • Agreed to terms with DT Khalen Saunders (Chiefs), DL Nathan Shepherd (Jets), RB Jamaal Williams (Lions) on a three-year deal
  • Reportedly lost DE David Onyemata (Falcons), DT Shy Tuttle (Panthers), DE Marcus Davenport (Vikings), WR Deonte Harty (Bills), S Justin Evans (Eagles)

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