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2023 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC North

The 2023 NFC North free agency/offseason is about to pick up steam. The Chicago Bears traded the number one overall pick in this year’s draft to the Carolina Panthers and still contain a Top Ten pick with another first-rounder coming a year from now. There are several decisions facing teams over the next couple of weeks. Will Patrick Peterson return to Minnesota? Do the Lions retain wide receiver DJ Chark and running back Jamaal Williams? In Green Bay, how much would it hurt to lose perennial starting safety Adrian Amos? Please come back for more updates as this is a live document.

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive free agents

  • QB Nick Mullens (re-signed)
  • WR Olabisi Johnson
  • WR Adam Thielen (released)
  • TE Irv Smith
  • RB Alexander Mattison
  • OC Garrett Bradbury (re-signed)
  • OL Oli Udoh (re-signed)
  • OG Austin Schlottmann (re-signed)
  • PK Greg Joseph (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

  • CB Patrick Peterson (Agreed to terms with the Steelers)
  • CB Kris Boyd
  • CB Cameron Dantzler (released and claimed by Commanders)
  • LB Eric Kendricks (released)
  • DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Agreed to terms with the Browns)
  • DE Jonathan Bullard
  • CB Chandon Sullivan
  • LS Andrew DePoala (re-signed)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Hired former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores to be its new defensive coordinator after the firing of former defensive coordinator Ed Donatell
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with TE Josh Oliver (Ravens) on a three-year deal, DE Marcus Davenport (Saints) on a one-year deal, CB Byron Murphy (Cardinals) on a two-year deal, WR-Ret Brandon Powell (Rams) on a one-year deal, LB Troy Reeder (Chargers) on a one-year deal
  • QB Kirk Cousins restructured his contract
  • Agreed on an extension with FB C.J. Ham
  • Re-signed OC Garrett Bradbury on a three-year deal, QB Nick Mullens, OG Austin Schlottmann, OG Oli Udoh, PK Greg Joseph, LS Andrew DePoala
  • Released LB Eric Kendricks, CB Cameron Dantzler (Commanders), WR Adam Thielen
  • Lost CB Patrick Peterson (Steelers), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Browns)

Detroit Lions

Offensive free agents

Will the Lions retain former Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl WR DJ Chark (30 receptions, 502 yards (16.7 YPR), 3 TDs in 2022) after a solid first season in Motown?

Defensive free agents

  • DT Michael Brockers (released)
  • DE Isaiah Buggs (re-signed)
  • DE Austin Bryant (Agreed to terms with 49ers)
  • DE John Cominsky (re-signed)
  • CB Amani Oruwariye
  • CB Mike Hughes
  • LB Chris Board
  • LB Alex Anzalone (re-signed)
  • LB Josh Woods
  • LB Jarrad Davis
  • S Will Harris (re-signed)
  • S Deshon Elliott (Agreed to terms with Dolphins)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley left to take the same position with the Carolina Panthers
  • Hired former ECU head coach and Indianapolis Colts running backs coach Scottie Montgomery as its new running backs coach/assistant head coach and announced the hire of former Arizona Cardinals assistant coach Steve Heiden as its tight ends coach
  • Released DL Michael Brockers in late February
  • Re-signed DL Isaiah Buggs on a two-year deal, LB Alex Anzalone on a three-year deal, DL John Cominsky on a two-year deal, DB Will Harris on a one-year deal, OL Matt Nelson on a one-year deal, PK Michael Badgley
  • Reportedly agreed to terms with CB Cam Sutton (Lions), CB Emmanuel Moseley (49ers) on a one-year deal, S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Eagles) on a one-year deal, RB David Montgomery (Bears) on a three-year deal, OG Graham Glasgow (Broncos) on a one-year deal
  • Lost RB Jamaal Williams (Saints), OG Evan Brown (Seahawks), DE Austin Bryant (49ers)

Green Bay Packers

Offensive free agents

  • WR Randall Cobb
  • WR Allen Lazard (Agreed to terms with Jets)
  • TE Marcedes Lewis
  • TE Robert Tonyan, Jr. (Agreed to terms with Bears)
  • OT Yosh Nijman
  • PK Mason Crosby

Defensive free agents

  • DE Dean Lowry (re-signed)
  • DE Jarran Reed
  • OLB Eric Wilson
  • OLB Justin Hollins
  • CB-KR Keisean Nixon (re-signed)
  • S Adrian Amos
  • S Dallin Leavitt
  • S Johnathan Ford (re-signed)
  • LS Matthew Orzech (re-signed)

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • RB Aaron Jones, LB DeVondre Campbell and OT David Bakhtiari agreed to restructure their contracts to free up cap space for the team
  • Placed the one-year RFA tender on OT Yosh Nijman
  • CB Rasul Douglas restructured his contract
  • Re-signed CB-KR Keisean Nixon to a one-year extension, LS Matthew Orzech, S Johnathan Ford, DE Dean Lowry on a two-eyar deal
  • Lost WR Allen Lazard (Jets), TE Robert Tonyan, Jr. (Bears)

Chicago Bears

Offensive free agents

  • QB Nathan Peterman
  • QB Trevor Siemian (released)
  • RB David Montgomery (Agreed to terms with Lions)
  • FB Khari Blasingame (agreed to re-sign)
  • FB Trevon Wesco
  • WR Byron Pringle
  • WR N’Keal Harry
  • WR Dante Pettis
  • TE Ryan Griffin
  • OT Riley Reiff (Agreed to terms with Patriots)
  • OL Dakota Dozier
  • OG Michael Schofield

Defensive free agents

  • DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (released)
  • DE Angelo Blackson
  • DT Mike Pennel
  • DT Armon Watts
  • OLB Nicholas Morrow
  • OLB Matthew Adams
  • OLB Joe Thomas
  • CB Dane Cruikshank
  • S DeAndre Houston-Carson
  • LS Patrick Scales

2023 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

2021 NFL Free Agency, Live Updates: NFC North

The NFC North has been relatively quiet for the first couple of days in free agency. The latest splash signing featured the Vikings recent signing of former Arizona Cardinals eight-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson. Please come back for more updates as this is a live document.

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive free agents

QB Sean Mannion

RB Ameer Abdullah

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

LT Riley Reiff (Agreed to terms with Bengals)

TE Kyle Rudolph (Agreed to terms with Giants)

Defensive free agents

S Anthony Harris

S George Iloka

CB Chris Jones

LB Eric Wilson

LB Todd Davis

LB Hardy Nickerson

DT Jaleel Johnson

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
  • Agreed to terms with CB Patrick Peterson (Cardinals), DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Giants), Nick Vigil (Chargers)
  • Lost DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (Giants), LT Riley Reiff (Bengals), RB Mike Boone (Broncos)
  • Released K Dan Bailey, TE Kyle Rudolph (Giants)

Detroit Lions

Offensive free agents

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

TE Jesse James

LG Oday Aboushi

LT Matt Nelson (re-signed)

G Joe Dahl

C Russell Bodine

Defensive free agents

DE Everson Griffen

DE Romeo Okwara (re-signed)

SS Duron Harmon

S Miles Killebrew

LB Jarrad Davis (Agreed to terms with Jets)

LB Jason Cabinda (Re-signed)

LB Christian Jones

CB Darryl Roberts

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)
  • 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)
  • 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

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

Defensive free agents

CB Kevin King

DT Damon Harrison

ILB Christian Kirksey (Agreed to terms with Texans)

DE Billy Win

ILB James Burgess

DE Montravious Adams

DE Tyler Lancaster

FS Will Redmond

CB Chandon Sullivan

CB Parry Nickerson

OLB Randy Ramsey (re-signed)

CB Kabion Ento

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
  • Lost C Corey Linsley (Chargers), LB Christian Kirksey (Texans), RB Jamaal Williams (Lions)

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

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

DE James Vaughters (re-signed)

S Deon Bush (Re-signed)

S Sherrick McManis

S Tashaun Gipson

S Deandre Houston-Carson

CB Artie Burns

CB Michael Joseph

CB Buster Skrine

OLB Barkevious Mingo

DT John Jenkins

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
  • 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
  • Lost DE Roy Robertson-Harris (Jaguars), QB Mitchell Trubisky (Bills)
  • Released CB Buster Skrine, CB Kyle Fuller (Broncos)
  • Placed the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson

Sam Beal CB Western Michigan

1 Sam Beal 6’1 178 CB-Junior

 What makes this player NASTY…(Strengths): Long. Plays fast. He’s shown outstanding effort in cross-field pursuit (ran down Holsey, 1st play, FF, Buffalo ’17). Excellent body control. Nearly tipped a fade to himself along the sidelines with a high-wire act vs. USC in 2017.   In his bail techniques, he closes out of his zone turns to break downhill. Uses a positive look-and-lean technique in man coverage down the field (press-man). Turns his head to find the ball with his back to the QB.

Weaknesses: Ruled academically ineligible for the 2018 season due to a shortage of credits.   Missed three games as a junior in high school due to a knee injury. A hamstring injury caused him to miss the state finals in track & field as a high school junior. Missed the second half of the Buffalo game and the Akron game in 2017.  Needs to continue to fill out his frame.  He missed some tackles vs. USC in 2017 due to inadequate play strength.  Stands up when breaking forward out of his breaks.

 Other Notes:

  • Attended Ottawa Hills HS (Mich.) and was a four-time All-American in track & field
  • Ran a 10.63 100-meters in the semifinals of the 2013 MHSAA State track & field championships and finished 3rd in the 100-meter finals (10.86)
  • 2015: 15 tackles, PBU
  • 2016: 55 tackles, 8 PBUs
  • 2017 (2nd Team All-MAC): 26 tackles, 3 TFLs, FF, 2 INTs and 10 PBUs
  • 2018 Western Michigan Pro Day: 4.48 40-yd, 10’6” BJ, 37” VJ, 4.09 20-yd SS, 7.1 3-cone

 Time to get NASTY (Our Summary): Beal’s idol is Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. While not as gifted, he does have similar confidence finding the ball down the field in man-to-man coverage. Despite satisfactory effort running to the ball, he’s been ordinary at times getting off of blocks. In addition, he’s been hit-or-miss as a tackler. The former high school track standout has also endured his share of durability hiccups dating back to his prep level playing career. There is not question, however, that he has starting potential as a press-bail corner at the next level. If he can clean up his off-man technique, it will complement his consistent bump-and-run technique. While there are questions surrounding his inability to stay eligible, the Western Michigan coaches gave him high marks when it came to work ethic and consistency. He is a player that will get consideration in the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft as a potential second-round option.