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2020 NFL Free Agency: Team-by-team signings, live updates

The 2020 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 Jameis Winston
QB Blaine Gabbert (re-signed)
RB Peyton Barber (agreed to terms with Redskins)

WR Breshad Perriman (agreed to terms with Jets)
RT Demar Dotson
T Jerald Hawkins
T Josh Wells
G Earl Watford
G Michael Liedtke (RFA)
TE Tanner Hudson (ERFA) re-negotiated contract
TE Antony Auclair (re-signed)
WR Bryant Mitchell (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches (re-signed)
DT Ndamukong Suh (re-signed)
LB Shaquil Barrett (franchised)
OLB Carl Nassib (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Kevin Minter (re-signed)
LB Jason Pierre-Paul (re-signed)
OLB Sam Acho
S Andrew Adams (re-signed)
S Darian Stewart
CB Orion Stewart (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on DE Shaquil Barrett, re-signed OLB/DE Jason Pierre-Paul to a two-year deal, re-negotiated TE Tanner Hudson’s contract
  • Agreed to terms with QB Tom Brady (Patriots), G Joe Haeg (Colts)
  • Re-signed WR Bryant Mitchell, DE Rakeem Nunez-Roaches, ILB Kevin Minter, S Andrew Adams, DT Ndamukong Suh, CB Ryan Smith, QB Blaine Gabbert
  • Lost OLB Carl Nassib (Raiders), DT Beau Allen (Patriots), RB Peyton Barber (Redskins), WR Breshad Perriman (Jets)
Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 61-percent of his passes a season ago for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Atlanta Falcons

Offensive free agents

G John Wetzel (re-signed)
WR Justin Hardy
RB Kenjon Barner
FB Keith Smith (re-signed)
TE Austin Hooper (agreed to terms with Cleveland Browns)
QB Matt Simms
C Wes Schweitzer (agreed to terms with Washington)
RB Brian Hill (Original-Round Tender)
G Sean Harlow

The Falcons picked up former Los Angeles Rams and 2017 AP Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley (No. 30 pictured). Gurley has accounted for 70 career touchdowns, including 14 in 2019.

Defensive free agents

DE Vic Beasley (agreed to terms with Titans)
DT Jack Crawford (agreed to terms with Titans)
DE Adrian Clayborn (agreed to terms with Browns)
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
(re-signed)
SS Kemal Ishmael
DT Tyeler Davison (re-signed)
FS J.J. Wilcox
DE Steven Means (re-signed)
SS John Cyprien
CB Jamar Taylor
DE Ra’Shede Hageman
OLB De’Vondre Campbell (agreed to terms with Cardinals)
S Sharrod Neasman (re-signed)
DT Michael Bennett (RFA)

The Falcons acquired former Ravens first-round pick Hayden Hurst, who caught 30 passes for 349 yards (11.6 YPR) and 2 TDs in 2019.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round pick
  • Re-signed DT Tyeler Davison to a three-year deal, OG John Wetzel, S Sharrod Neasman, FB Keith Smith, DE Steven Means, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
  • Agreed to terms with OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. (Rams), RB Todd Gurley II (Rams), WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings), G Justin McCray (Browns), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Bengals), LB Edmond Robinson (XFL)
  • Lost TE Austin Hooper (Browns), DE Vic Beasley (Titans), lost OL Wes Schweitzer (Redskins), DE Adrian Clayborn (Browns), DT Jack Crawford (Titans)
  • Released RB Devonta Freeman, CB Desmond Trufant (agreed to terms with Lions), OT Ty Sambrailo (Titans)

Carolina Panthers

Offensive free agents

TE Greg Olsen (signed with Seattle Seahawks)
RT Daryl Williams (agreed to terms with Bills)
WR Jarius Wright
WR Chris Hogan
G Greg Van Roten (agreed to terms with Jets)
WR DeAndrew White (re-signed)
TE Dillon Gordon
QB Kyle Allen (traded to Redskins)
G Brandon Greene
G Kitt O’Brien
TE Marcus Baugh (agreed to terms with Redskins)

Defensive free agents

DT Dontari Poe (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
DE Gerald McCoy
(agreed to terms with Cowboys)
OLB Mario Addison (agreed to terms with Bills)
OLB Bruce Irvin (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
CB Ross Cockrell
FS Tre Boston
DT Vernon Butler (agreed to terms with Bills)
DT Kyle Love
CB James Bradberry (agreed to terms with New York Giants)
DT Stacy McGee
CB Javien Elliott
CB Cole Luke (ERFA)

Former Panthers cornerback James Bradberry (No. 24 pictured) agreed to terms with the New York Giants.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded QB Kyle Allen to Redskins for 2020 fifth-round pick, OG Trai Turner for OT Russell Okung (Chargers)
  • Re-signed WR DeAndrew White
  • Agreed to terms with QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), WR Seth Roberts (Ravens), DE Steven Weatherly (Vikings), CB Juston Burris (Browns), OG John Miller (Bengals), WR Keith Kirkwood (Saints), TE Seth DeValve (Jaguars), WR-KR Pharoh Cooper (Cardinals), OLB Tahir Whitehead (Raiders), QB P.J. Walker (XFL), WR Robby Anderson (Jets), DT Zach Kerr (Cardinals)
  • Lost TE Greg Olsen (Seahawks), CB James Bradberry (Giants), DE Mario Addison (Bills), DT Gerald McCoy (Cowboys), OLB Bruce Irvin (Seahawks), DT Vernon Butler (Bills), TE Marcus Baugh (Redskins), DT Dontari Poe (Cowboys), RT Daryl Williams (Bills)
  • Released S Eric Reid, QB Cam Newton

New Orleans Saints

Offensive free agents

QB Drew Brees (re-signed)
QB Teddy Bridgewater (agreed to terms with Panthers)
G Andrus Peat (re-signed)
FB Zach Line
RT Patrick Omameh
RB Dwayne Washington
G Cameron Tom (RFA)
WR Austin Carr (RFA)
QB Taysom Hill (placed a first-round tender)
WR Keith Kirkwood (ERFA) (agreed to terms with Panthers)

Defensive free agents

OLB A.J. Klein (agreed to terms with Bills)
CB Eli Apple
CB P.J. Williams (re-signed)

SS Vonn Bell (agreed to terms with Bengals)
CB Johnson Bademosi
ILB Stephone Anthony
OLB Josh Martin
ILB Manti Te’o
FS D.J. Swearinger(re-signed)
DT David Onyemata (re-signed)
DE Noah Spence (re-signed)
CB Justin Hardee (re-signed)

SS J.T. Gray (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed a first-round tender on QB Taysom Hill, re-signed QB Drew Brees to a two-year deal, DT David Onyemata to a three-year deal, OL Andrus Peat to a five-year deal, CB Justin Hardee, FS D.J. Swearinger, DE Noah Spence, CB P.J. Williams
  • Lost QB Teddy Bridgewater (Panthers), OLB A.J. Klein (Bills), WR Keith Kirkwood (Panthers), SS Vonn Bell (Bengals)
  • Agreed to terms with LS Zach Wood on a four-year deal, S Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles), WR Emmanuel Sanders (49ers), FB Michael Burton (Redskins)

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Offensive free agents

G Rashod Hill (re-signed)
QB Sean Mannion (re-signed)
LT Dakota Dozier (re-signed)
RB Ameer Abdullah (re-signed)
C Brett Jones (re-signed)
WR Laquon Treadwell
(agreed to terms with Falcons)
FB C.J. Ham (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

DE Everson Griffen
CB Trae Waynes (agreed to terms with Cincinnati)
SS Anthony Harris (franchise tagged)
SS Andrew Sendejo (agreed to terms with Cleveland)
CB Mackensie Alexander (agreed to terms with Cincinnati)
OLB Kentrell Brothers
S Jayron Kearse (agreed to terms with Lions)
DE Stephen Weatherly (agreed to terms with Panthers)

OLB Eric Wilson (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
CB Marcus Sherels

Special teams free agents

PK Dan Bailey (re-signed)

The Minnesota Vikings traded wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills after he posted career-highs in receiving yards (1,130) and yards per reception (17.9) in 2019.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for a 2020 first-round pick, 2020 fifth-round pick, 2020 sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.
  • Re-signed QB Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension, RB C.J. Ham, P Britton Colquitt, K Dan Bailey, QB Sean Mannion, G Rashod Hill, C Brett Jones, LT Dakota Dozier, RB Ameer Abdullah
  • Placed the franchise tag on SS Anthony Harris, placed second round tender on OLB Eric Wilson
  • Agreed to terms with DT Michael Pierce (Ravens), WR Tajae Sharpe (Titans), DE Anthony Zettel (49ers)
  • Lost CB Trae Waynes (Bengals), CB Mackensie Alexander (Bengals), DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers), DT Linval Joseph (Chargers), SS Andrew Sendejo (Browns), WR Laquon Treadwell (Falcons)
  • Released CB Xavier Rhodes (Colts), TE David Morgan

Detroit Lions

Offensive free agents

WR Jermaine Kearse
TE Logan Thomas (agreed to terms with Redskins)
G Graham Glasgow (agreed to terms with Denver)

RB J.D. McKissic (agreed to terms with Redskins)
QB Jeff Driskel (agreed to terms with Broncos)
OT Ricky Wagner (agreed to terms with Green Bay)

Defensive free agents

DT Damon Harrison
DT Mike Daniels
SS Tavon Wilson
CB Rashaan Melvin (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
DT A’Shawn Robinson
(agreed to terms with Rams)
S Miles Killebrew (re-signed)
DT Darius Kilgo
DE Jamie Meder
CB Michael Ford (ERFA)
CB Dee Virgin (ERFA)
LB Devon Kennard (agreed to terms with Cardinals)

Former Philadelphia Eagles OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai agreed to terms with the Lions on a five-year deal. He started 20 games for the Eagles in four seasons.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Chase Daniel (Bears) on a three-year deal, OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Eagles) on a five-year deal, LB Jamie Collins (Patriots), C Ted Karras (Patriots), DT Nick Williams (Bears), CB Desmond Trufant (Falcons), DT Danny Shelton (Patriots), S Jayron Kearse (Vikings), CB Tony McRae (Bengals), WR Geremy Davis (Chargers), ILB Reggie Ragland (Chiefs), OLB Elijah Lee (49ers), WR Geronimo Allison (Packers)
  • Re-signed S Miles Killebrew, WR Danny Amendola, T Oday Aboushi
  • Lost OG Graham Glasgow (Broncos), OT Ricky Wagner (Packers), OLB Devon Kennard (Cardinals), RB JD McKissic (Redskins), QB Jeff Driskel (Broncos), DT A’shawn Robinson (Rams), TE Logan Thomas (Redskins), CB Rashaan Melvin (Jaguars)
  • Team acquired S Duron Harmon from the Patriots, traded CB Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick

Green Bay Packers

Offensive free agents

OT Bryan Bulaga (agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers)
RT Jared Veldheer
WR Geronimo Allison (agreed to terms with Lions)
TE Marcedes Lewis (re-signed)
WR Ryan Grant
FB Dan Vitale (agreed to terms with New England)
FB Malcolm Johnson (RFA)
TE Robert Tonyan, Jr. (ERFA)
WR Jake Kumerow (ERFA)
G John Leglue (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

CB Tramon Williams
OLB Kyler Fackrell (agreed to terms with the Giants)
ILB B.J. Goodson (agreed to terms with the Browns)
SS Ibraheim Campbell
ILB Blake Martinez (agreed to terms with the Giants)
CB Chandon Sullivan (ERFA)
DE Tyler Lancaster (ERFA)
FS Will Redmond (ERFA) (re-signed)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Agreed to terms with LB Christian Kirksey (Browns), OT Ricky Wagner (Lions), WR Devin Funchess (Colts)
  • Re-signed TE Marcedes Lewis, FS Will Redmond
  • Lost OT Bryan Bulaga (Chargers), TE Jimmy Graham (Bears), ILB Blake Martinez (Giants), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Giants), LB BJ Goodson (Browns), FB Dan Vitale (Patriots), WR Geronimo Allison (Lions)

Chicago Bears

Offensive free agents

WR Taylor Gabriel
QB Chase Daniel (agreed to terms with Lions)
TE Bradley Sowell
G Ted Larsen
LT Cornelius Lucas (agreed to terms with Redskins)
RT T.J. Clemmings
RT Rashaad Coward
TE J.P. Holtz

Defensive free agents

CB Prince Amukamara
ILB Danny Trevathan (re-signed)
FS HaHa Clinton-Dix (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
S Sherrick McManis
OLB Aaron Lynch, OLB Devante Bond
DT Nick Williams (agreed to terms with Lions)
OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DE Brent Urban (re-signed)
S DeAndre Houston-Carson (re-signed)
ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (agreed to terms with Raiders)
S Deon Bush (re-signed)
DT Roy Robertson-Harris (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
LB Isaiah Irving

Nick Foles under center for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Bears acquired former Jaguars QB Nick Foles, who is 26-22 in his career as a starter.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with TE Jimmy Graham (Packers) to a two-year deal, TE Demetrius Harris (Browns), DE Robert Quinn (Cowboys) on a five-year deal, CB Artie Burns (Steelers), S Jordan Lucas (Chiefs), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Texans), RT Germain Ifedi (Seahawks)
  • Re-signed S Deon Bush, ILB Danny Trevathan, DE Brent Urban, S DeAndre Houston-Carson
  • Placed a second-round tender on DT Roy Robertson-Harris
  • Released former first-round pick OLB Leonard Floyd (Rams), lost QB Chase Daniel (Lions), DT Nick Williams (Lions), OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Redskins), ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (Raiders), LT Cornelius Lucas (Redskins), FS HaHa Clinton-Dix (Cowboys)
  • Team traded a 2020 fourth-round pick for QB Nick Foles (Jaguars)

NFC East

Washington Redskins

Offensive free agents

TE Jordan Reed
WR Paul Richardson
G Brandon Scherff
TE Vernon Davis (retired)
RB Chris Thompson
QB Case Keenum (agreed to terms with Browns)
G Ereck Flowers (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
QB Colt McCoy (agreed to terms with Giants)
RT Donald Penn
C Tony Bergstrom
FB Michael Burton (agreed to terms with Saints)
RB Wendell Smallwood
TE Jerome Cunningham (RFA)
QB Josh Woodrum (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

CB Josh Norman (agreed to terms with Bills)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
ILB Jon Bostic (re-signed)
CB Aaron Colvin
DE Nate Orchard (re-signed)
SS Kenny Ladler
DE Treyvon Hester
DE Chris Odom
DE Caleb Brantley (re-signed)
DE Myles Humphrey

Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller (No. 23 pictured) is returning to the team that drafted him in the third round (84th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes

  • Traded CB Quinton Dunbar to Seahawks for 2020 fifth-round pick, acquired QB Kyle Allen from Panthers for 2020 fifth-round pick
  • Agreed to terms with CB Kendall Fuller (Chiefs), OL Wes Schweitzer (Falcons), LB Thomas Davis (Chargers), OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Bears), S Sean Davis (Steelers), RB JD McKissic (Lions), TE Logan Thomas (Lions), LT Cornelius Lucas (Bears), TE Marcus Baugh (Panthers), RB Peyton Barber (Buccaneers), TE Richard Rodgers (Eagles), WR Cody Latimer (Giants), CB Ronald Darby (Eagles)
  • Re-signed DE Nate Orchard, ILB Jon Bostic, DE Caleb Brantley
  • Lost QB Case Keenum (Browns), OG Ereck Flowers (Dolphins), QB Colt McCoy (Giants), FB Michael Burton (Saints)
  • Released CB Josh Norman (Bills) and TE Vernon Davis retired

New York Giants

Offensive free agents

RT Mike Remmers (agreed to terms with Chiefs)
WR Cody Latimer (agreed to terms with Redskins)
K Aldrick Rosas
WR Russell Shepard
RB Javorius Allen
TE Scott Simonson
WR Corey Coleman (resigned)
C Jon Halapio (RFA)
FB Elijhaa Penny (re-signed)
WR Cody Core
WR Amba Etta-Tawo (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

ILB Alec Ogletree
OLB Kareem Martin OLB
DE Leonard Williams (placed the franchise tag)
OLB Markus Golden
FS Michael Thomas
CB Antonio Hamilton (agreed to terms with the Chiefs)
ILB David Mayo (re-signed)
ILB Deone Bucannon
ILB Devante Downs (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with LB Blake Martinez (Packers) on a three-year deal, TE Levine Toilolo (49ers), CB James Bradberry (Panthers), OLB Kyler Fackrell (Packers), RB Dion Lewis (Titans)
  • Agreed to terms with T Cameron Fleming (Cowboys), FS Nate Ebner (Patriots), QB Colt McCoy (Redskins), DT Austin Johnson (Titans). TE Eric Tomlinson (Raiders)
  • Placed the franchise tag on DL Leonard Williams, re-signed ILB David Mayo, FB Elijhaa Penny, WR Corey Coleman
  • Lost RT Mike Remmers (Chiefs), CB Antonio Hamilton (Chiefs), WR Cody Latimer (Redskins)

Dallas Cowboys

Offensive free agents

WR Amari Cooper (re-signed)
WR Randall Cobb (agreed to terms with Texans)
TE Jason Witten (agreed to terms with Raiders)
WR Tavon Austin
G Xavier Su’a-Filo (agreed to terms with Bengals)
QB Dak Prescott (exclusive rights franchise tag)
TE Blake Jarwin (re-signed)
QB Cooper Rush (Original-Round Tender)

Defensive free agents

DE Michael Bennett
DE Robert Quinn (agreed to terms with Bears)
OLB Sean Lee (re-signed)
DT Christian Covington
CB Byron Jones (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
SS Jeff Heath (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Joe Thomas (re-signed)
DE Kerry Hyder (agreed to terms with 49ers)
OLB Malcolm Smith
DT Maliek Collins (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Ray-Ray Armstrong
FS Darian Thompson (re-signed)
OLB Justin March (re-signed)

CB C.J. Goodwin (re-signed)
DT Daniel Ross (agreed to terms with Raiders)
CB Anthony Brown (re-signed)
S Kavon Frazier
DT Antwaun Woods (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott, re-signed WR Amari Cooper on a five-year deal, CB Anthony Brown, K Kai Forbath, ILB Joe Thomas, OLB Justin March, CB C.J. Goodwin, OLB Sean Lee, FS Darian Thompson, TE Blake Jarwin
  • Agreed to terms with Gerald McCoy (Panthers), CB Maurice Canady (Jets), FS HaHa Clinton-Dix (Bears), DT Dontari Poe (Panthers), TE Blake Bell (Chiefs), K Greg Zuerlein (Rams)
  • Lost DE Robert Quinn (Bears), CB Byron Jones (Dolphins), WR Randall Cobb (Texans), TE Jason Witten (Raiders), SS Jeff Heath (Raiders), CB Donovan Olumba (Browns), DE Kerry Hyder (49ers), DT Daniel Ross (Raiders)
  • Lost T Cameron Fleming (Giants), DT Maliek Collins (Raiders), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (Bengals)

Philadelphia Eagles

Offensive free agents

LT Jason Peters
QB Nate Sudfeld (re-signed)
WR Nelson Agholor (agreed to terms with Raiders)
QB Josh McCown
RB Darren Sproles
TE Richard Rodgers (agreed to terms with Redskins)
RB Jordan Howard (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
G Halapoulivaati Vaitai (agreed to terms with Lions)
RB Corey Clement (RFA)

Defensive free agents

FS Malcolm Jenkins (agreed to terms with Saints)
OLB Nigel Bradham
FS Rodney McLeod (re-signed)
CB Ronald Darby (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DE Vinny Curry
DT Timmy Jernigan (agreed to terms with Texans)
DT Hassan Ridgeway (re-signed)
OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
CB Jalen Mills (re-signed)
CB Craig James (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DL Javon Hargrave (Steelers) on a three-year deal, ILB Jatavis Brown (Chargers), S Will Parks (Broncos), CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (Rams)
  • Re-signed FS Rodney McLeod to a two-year deal, CB Jalen Mills, QB Nate Sudfeld, DT Hassan Ridgeway
  • Traded a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for CB Darius Slay
  • Lost OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Lions), RB Jordan Howard (Dolphins), OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Dolphins), S Malcolm Jenkins (Saints), WR Nelson Agholor (Raiders), TE Richard Rodgers (Redskins), CB Ronald Darby (Redskins), DT Timmy Jernigan (Texans)

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers

Offensive free agents

WR Emmanuel Sanders (agreed to terms with Saints)
C Ben Garland (re-signed)
TE Levine Toilolo (agreed to terms with Giants)
WR Jordan Matthews
RB Matt Breida (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
WR Kendrick Bourne (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)

Defensive free agents

FS Jimmie Ward (re-signed)
CB Jason Verrett
DE Arik Armstead (re-signed)
DE Damontre Moore
CB Dontae Johnson
DT Sheldon Day (agreed to terms with Colts)
DE Anthony Zettel (agreed to terms with Vikings)
DE Ronald Blair (re-signed)
OLB Elijah Lee (agreed to terms with Lions)
DT Ethan Westbrooks

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded DL DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, re-signed DE Arik Armstead to a five-year deal, FS Jimmie Ward to a three-year deal, G Shon Coleman, C Ben Garland, DE Ronald Blair
  • Agreed to terms with G Tom Compton (Jets), ILB Joe Walker (Cardinals) DE Kerry Hyder (Cowboys), WR Travis Benjamin (Chargers)
  • Placed second-round tender on RB Matt Breida, WR Kendrick Bourne
  • Lost TE Levine Toilolo (Giants), WR Emmanuel Sanders (Saints), DE Anthony Zettel (Vikings), DT Sheldon Day (Colts), OLB Elijah Lee (Lions)

Los Angeles Rams

Offensive free agents

LT Andrew Whitworth (re-signed)
QB Blake Bortles
WR Jojo Natson (agreed to terms with Browns)
WR Mike Thomas (agreed to terms with Bengals)
G Austin Blythe (re-signed)
TE Johnny Mundt (tendered as ERFA)
C Coleman Shelton (tendered as ERFA)

Defensive free agents

OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. (agreed to terms with Falcons)
DT Michael Brockers (re-signed)
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (agreed to terms with Eagles)
ILB Cory Littleton (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Bryce Hager
DE Morgan Fox (RFA)
S Donte Deayon (re-signed)
S Marqui Christian (agreed to terms with Jets)
OLB Josh Carraway (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Tendered TE Johnny Mundt (ERFA), C Coleman Shelton (ERFA), re-signed LT Andrew Whitworth, G Austin Blythe, DT Michael Brockers, S Donte Deayon
  • Agreed to terms with OLB Leonard Floyd (Bears), DT A’Shawn Robinson (Lions)
  • Lost ILB Cory Littleton (Raiders), S Marqui Christian (Jets), CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (Eagles), OLB Dante Fowler, Jr. (Falcons), WR Mike Thomas (Bengals), K Greg Zuerlein (Cowboys)
  • Released RB Todd Gurley (Falcons), OLB Clay Matthews, Jr.

Seattle Seahawks

Offensive free agents

G Mike Iupati
RT Germain Ifedi (agreed to terms with Bears)
WR Josh Gordon
WR Jaron Brown
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB Robert Turbin
QB Geno Smith
TE Luke Willson (re-signed)
RB C.J. Prosise
C Joey Hunt (Original-Round Tender)
OT George Fant (agreed to terms with Jets)
WR David Moore (Original-Round Tender)
TE Jacob Hollister (placed a second-round tender)
G Jordan Roos
WR Malik Turner
TE Tyrone Swoopes

Defensive free agents

DE Jadeveon Clowney
DE Ezekiel Ansah
OLB Mychal Kendricks
DT Al Woods (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
DE Quinton Jefferson (agreed to terms with Bills)
CB Akeem King
DT Jarran Reed (re-signed)
CB Neiko Thorpe
OLB Dekoda Watson
DE Branden Jackson (Original-Round Tender)
CB Kalan Reed
FS Ryan Neal (ERFA)
CB Jeremy Boykins (ERFA)
DT Bryan Mone (ERFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Redskins for CB Quinton Dunbar
  • Agreed to terms with OT Brandon Shell (Jets), OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Bengals), G BJ Finney (Steelers), TE Greg Olsen (Panthers), OLB Bruce Irvin (Panthers), WR Phillip Dorsett (Patriots), DE Benson Mayowa (Raiders)
  • Re-signed DT Jarran Reed to a two-year deal, TE Luke Wilson
  • Placed a second-round tender on TE Jacob Hollister
  • Lost OT George Fant (Jets), DE Quinton Jefferson (Bills), DT Al Woods (Jaguars), RT Germain Ifedi (Bears)

Arizona Cardinals

Offensive free agents

RT Marcus Gilbert (resigned)
TE Charles Clay
G Max Garcia (re-signed)
C A.Q. Shipley
QB Brett Hundley (re-signed)
RT Jordan Mills
RB Kenyan Drake (placed transition tag)
WR Damiere Byrd (agreed to terms with the Patriots)
WR Pharoh Cooper (agreed to terms with Panthers)
RB D.J. Foster (re-signed)
K Zane Gonzalez (placed second-round tender)

Defensive free agents

DE Rodney Gunter (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
OLB Brooks Reed
DE Clinton McDonald
OLB Cassius Marsh (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
FS Josh Shaw
DE Jonathan Bullard (re-signed)
SS Chris Banjo (re-signed)
DT Zach Kerr (agreed to terms with Panthers)
CB Brandon Williams
S Charles Washington (re-signed)
ILB Joe Walker (agreed to terms with 49ers)

CB Kevin Peterson

Former Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (No. 10 pictured) had 31 games of more than 70 receiving yards over the last three seasons (2017-19).

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded RB David Johnson and a 2020 second-round pick to the Houston Texans for WR DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick
  • Placed the transition tag on RB Kenyan Drake, agreed to terms with DT Jordan Phillips (Bills), OLB Devon Kennard (Lions), LB De’Vondre Campbell (Falcons), DT Trevon Coley (Colts)
  • Re-signed QB Brett Hundley, SS Chris Banjo, DE Jonathan Bullard, G Max Garcia, S Charles Washington, RB D.J. Foster, RT Marcus Gilbert
  • Lost WR Damiere Byrd (Patriots), DE Rodney Gunter (Jaguars), WR Pharoh Cooper (Panthers), ILB Joe Walker (49ers), OLB Cassius Marsh (Jaguars), DT Zach Kerr (Panthers)

AFC South

Tennessee Titans

Offensive free agents

TE Delanie Walker
QB Marcus Mariota (agreed to terms with Raiders)
RB Dion Lewis (agreed to terms with Giants)
RT Jack Conklin (agreed to terms with Browns)
G Kevin Pamphile
RT Dennis Kelly (re-signed)
RB Derrick Henry (placed exclusive rights franchise tag)
RB David Fluellen (RFA)
WR Darius Jennings (agreed to terms with Chargers)
TE MyCole Pruitt (re-signed)
WR Tajae Sharpe (agreed to terms with Vikings)

Defensive free agents

CB Logan Ryan
DE Cameron Wake
ILB Wesley Woodyard
ILB Daren Bates
CB Chris Milton (resigned)
ILB Kamalei Correa (re-signed)
DT Austin Johnson (agreed to terms with Giants)
CB Tramaine Brock
CB LeShaun Sims (agreed to terms with Bengals)
CB Tye Smith (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Re-signed QB Ryan Tannehill to a four-year deal, RT Dennis Kelly, TE MyCole Pruitt, CB Chris Milton, ILB Kamalei Correa and placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on RB Derrick Henry,
  • Agreed to terms with DE Vic Beasley (Falcons) on a one-year deal, ILB Nick Dzubnar (Chargers), DT Jack Crawford (Falcons), T Ty Sambrailo (Falcons)
  • Lost QB Marcus Mariota (Raiders), OT Jack Conklin (Browns), RB Dion Lewis (Giants), WR Tajae Sharpe (Vikings), DT Austin Johnson (Giants), CB LeShaun Sims (Bengals), WR Darius Jennings (Chargers)
  • Team traded DT Jurrell Casey to Broncos for a 2020 seventh-round pick

Houston Texans

Offensive free agents

RB Lamar Miller
QB A.J. McCarron (re-signed)
RB Carlos Hyde
TE Darren Fells (re-signed)
QB Joe Webb
RB Taiwan Jones (agreed to terms with Bills)

Defensive free agents

ILB Dylan Cole (original round tender)
CB Johnathan Joseph
CB Vernon Hargreaves (re-signed)
OLB Barkevious Mingo (agreed to terms with Bears)
SS Jahleel Addae
FS Mike Adams
OLB Tyrell Adams (re-signed)
DT D.J. Reader (agreed to terms with Bengals)
CB Phillip Gaines

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 fourth-round pick and RB David Johnson
  • Agreed to terms with S Eric Murray (Browns), S Jaylen Watkins (Chargers), WR Randall Cobb (Cowboys), RT Brett Qvale (Jets), DT Timmy Jernigan (Eagles)
  • Re-signed CB Bradley Roby to a three-year deal, T Roderick Johnson, QB A.J. McCarron, TE Darren Fells, OLB Tyrell Adams. CB Vernon Hargreaves
  • Lost DT D.J. Reader (Bengals), RB Taiwan Jones (Bills), OLB Barkevious Mingo (Bears)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Offensive free agents

G Tyler Shatley (re-signed)
LT Cedric Ogbuehi (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
RT Benjamin Ijalana
TE Nick O’Leary (agreed to terms with Raiders)
TE Ben Koyack
TE Seth Devalve (agreed to terms with Panthers)
G Brandon Thomas (ERFA)
RB Devante Mays (ERFA)
WR Keelan Cole (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
RB Alfred Blue

Defensive free agents

ILB Jake Ryan
DT Akeem Spence
OLB Najee Goode
ILB D.J. Alexander
ILB Preston Brown
DT Carl Davis (RFA)
ILB Donald Payne (RFA)
OLB James Onwualu (RFA)
ILB Austin Calitro (ERFA)
DE Yannick Ngakoue (placed the franchise tag)

Former Browns 2017 Pro Bowl LB Joe Schobert should be a welcome addition to the Jaguars defense. He has posted over 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons (seven forced fumbles). Schobert had four interceptions for the Browns in 2019.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded DL Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick and QB Nick Foles to Chicago Bears for a 2020 fourth-round pick, placed the franchise tag on DE Yannick Ngakoue, placed second-round tender on WR Keelan Cole
  • Agreed to terms with LB Joe Schobert (Browns), DE Rodney Gunter (Cardinals), OLB Cassius Marsh (Cardinals), CB Rashaan Melvin (Lions), DT Al Woods (Seahawks), TE Tyler Eifert (Browns)
  • Re-signed G Tyler Shatley and LB Lerentee McCray
  • Lost LT Cedric Ogbuehi (Seahawks), TE Seth DeValve (Panthers), TE Nick O’Leary (Raiders)

Indianapolis Colts

Offensive free agents

WR Devin Funchess (agreed to terms with Packers)
TE Eric Ebron (agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers)
WR Chester Rogers
WR Dontrelle Inman
RT Le’Raven Clark (re-signed)
G Josh Andrews (agreed to terms with Jets)
RB Jonathan Williams
G Joe Haeg (agreed to terms with Buccaneers)
WR Marcus Johnson
WR Daurice Fountain (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

DE Jabaal Sheard
FS Clayton Geathers
FS Isaiah Johnson
S Briean Boddy-Calhoun
DT Trevon Coley (agreed to terms with Cardinals)
S Kai Nacua (ERFA)
S Rolan Milligan (re-signed)

Quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown for over 4,000 yards in 11 of his 16 NFL campaigns.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers for DT DeForest Buckner, making him second highest paid DT behing Aaron Donald
  • Re-signed S Rolan Milligan
  • Agreed to terms with QB Philip Rivers (Chargers), re-signed OT Anthony Castonzo to an extension, OT Le’Raven Clark, CB Xavier Rhodes (Vikings), DT Sheldon Day (49ers), CB Travis Carrie (Browns)
  • Lost TE Eric Ebron (Steelers), G Joe Haeg (Buccaneers), G Josh Andrews (Jets), QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots), WR Devin Funchess (Packers), DT Trevon Coley (Cardinals)
  • Released QB Brian Hoyer (agreed to terms with Patriots), CB Pierre Desir (agreed to terms with Jets)

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Offensive free agents

WR Seth Roberts (agreed to terms with Panthers)
WR Chris Moore (re-signed)
G Parker Ehinger (ERFA)
C Hroniss Grasu C
C Matt Skura (Original-Round Tender)
RB Gus Edwards (ERFA)
G Randin Crecelius (ERFA)
RT Andre Smith (re-signed)

Defensive free agents

CB Jimmy Smith
SS Tony Jefferson
CB Brandon Carr
DT Michael Pierce (agreed to terms with Vikings)
ILB Patrick Onwuasor (agreed to terms with Jets)
SS Anthony Levine (r-signed)
OLB Pernell McPhee
DT Domata Peko
ILB Josh Bynes (agreed to terms with Bengals)
S Jordan Richards (re-signed)
SS Brynden Trawick
DT Justin Ellis (re-signed)
DT Jihad Ward (re-signed)
S Fish Smithson (ERFA)

New Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell (No. 93 pictured) has gotten better with age. In his last three seasons, Campbell has 30.5 of his 88 career quarterback sacks.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for DL Calais Campbell, DE Chris Wormley and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2020 fifth-round pick
  • Traded TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick
  • Re-signed DE Jihad Ward, DT Justin Ellis, RT Andre Smith, CB Jimmy Smith, SS Anthony Levine, WR Chris Moore
  • Placed the franchise tag on DE Matthew Judon and agreed to terms with DE Derek Wolfe (Broncos)
  • Lost DT Michael Pierce (Vikings), WR Seth Roberts (Panthers), ILB Josh Bynes (Bengals), ILB Patrick Onwuasor (Jets)
  • Released OL James Hurst

Cleveland Browns

Offensive free agents

TE Demetrius Harris (agreed to terms with Bears)
LT Greg Robinson
G Eric Kush (agreed to terms with Raiders)
QB Drew Stanton
WR Rashard Higgins
RB Kareem Hunt (placed a second-round tender)
G Justin McCray (agreed to terms with Falcons)
TE Ricky Seals-Jones
WR Khadarel Hodge
RB Dontrell Hilliard
TE Pharaoh Brown

Defensive free agents

ILB Christian Kirksey (agreed to terms with Packers)
CB Travis Carrie (agreed to terms wit Colts)
ILB Adarius Taylor
FS Damarious Randall (agreed to terms with Raiders)
ILB Joe Schobert (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
FS Eric Murray (agreed to terms with Texans)
CB Juston Burris (agreed to terms with Panthers)
DE Bryan Cox Jr (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with TE Austin Hooper (Falcons) on a four-year deal, OT Jack Conklin (Titans), ILB BJ Goodson (Packers), SS Karl Joseph (Raiders), QB Case Keenum (Redskins), DT Andrew Billings (Bengals), WR Jojo Natson (Rams), S Andrew Sendejo (Vikings), CB Kevin Johnson (Bills), CB Donovan Olumba (Cowboys), Adrian Clayborn (Falcons), C Evan Brown (Dolphins)
  • Placed a second-round tender on RB Kareem Hunt
  • Lost FS Eric Murray (Texans), ILB Christian Kirksey (Packers), ILB Joe Schobert (Jaguars), CB Juston Burris (Panthers), TE Demetrius Harris (Bears), G Eric Kush (Raiders), G Justin McCray (Falcons), CB Travis Carrie (Colts), FS Damarious Randall (Raiders)
  • Released FS Morgan Burnett

Cincinnati Bengals

Offensive free agents

WR A.J. Green (placed the franchise tag)
TE Tyler Eifert (agreed to terms with Jaguars)
G John Jerry
G Alex Redmond (RFA) (Original-Round Tender)
TE Cethan Carter (RFA) (Original-Round Tender)

Defensive free agents

CB Darqueze Dennard
DE Kerry Wynn
ILB LaRoy Reynolds (agreed to terms with Falcolns)
OLB Nick Vigil (agreed to terms with Chargers)
DT Andrew Billings (agreed to terms with Browns)
S Brandon Wilson (Original-Round Tender)
DT Josh Tupou (Original-Round Tender)
CB Tony McRae (agreed to terms with Lions)
CB Torry McTyer (re-signed)
CB Greg Mabin (re-signed)
ILB Hardy Nickerson, Jr.
S Clayton Fejedelem (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
DT Niles Scott

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on WR A.J. Green, agreed to terms with DT DJ Reader (Texans) on a four-year deal, CB Trae Waynes (Vikings), CB Mackensie Alexander (Vikings), OG Xavier Su’a-Filo (Cowboys), WR Mike Thomas (Rams), ILB Josh Bynes (Ravens), SS Vonn Bell (Saints), CB LeShaun Sims (Titans)
  • Re-signed CB Torry McTyer, CB Greg Mabin
  • Lost S Clayton Fejedelem (Dolphins), DT Andrew Billings (Browns), CB Tony McRae (Lions), ILB LaRoy Reynolds (Falcons), TE Tyler Eifert (Jaguars), OLB Nick Vigil (Chargers)
  • Released OG John Miller and OT Cordy Glenn

Pittsburgh Steelers

Offensive free agents

TE Vance McDonald (CO)
G B.J. Finney (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
TE Nick Vannett (agreed to terms with Broncos)
RT Matt Feiler (RFA) (second-round tender)
OT Zach Banner

Defensive free agents

CB Artie Burns (agreed to terms with Bears)
OLB Bud Dupree (franchise tag)

FS Sean Davis (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DT Javon Hargrave (agreed to terms with Eagles)
CB Mike Hilton (RFA) (Second-Round Tender)
DT Leterrius Walton (RFA)
ILB Tyler Matakevich (agreed to terms with Bills)
FS Jordan Dangerfield (re-signed)
DE Lavon Hooks (ERFA)

New Pittsburgh Steelers tight end and 2018 Pro Bowler Eric Ebron has 27 career touchdown receptions.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for DE Chris Wormley and a 2021 seventh-round pick, re-signed FS Jordan Dangerfield
  • Placed the franchise tag on OLB Bud Dupree, placed second-round tender on RT Matt Feiler, CB Mike Hilton
  • Agreed to terms with FB Derek Watt (Chargers), C Steven Wisniewski (Chiefs), TE Eric Ebron (Colts), DT Cavon Walker (XFL), DE Dewayne Hendrix (XFL), S Tyree Kinnel (XFL), LS Christian Kuntz (XFL)
  • Released DL Anthony Chickillo, LB Mark Barron, WR Johnny Holton, FB Roosevelt Nix
  • Lost DT Javon Hargrave (Eagles), ILB Tyler Matakevich (Bills), FS Sean Davis (Redskins), G BJ Finney (Seahawks), CB Artie Burns (Bears), TE Nick Vannett (Broncos)

AFC East

New England Patriots

Offensive free agents

QB Tom Brady (agreed to terms with Buccaneers)
WR Phillip Dorsett (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
RT Marshall Newhouse
TE Benjamin Watson
C James Ferentz
C Ted Karras
OL Joe Thuney (franchise tagged)

Defensive free agents

ILB Kyle Van Noy (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
FS Nate Ebner (agreed to terms with Giants)
OLB Jamie Collins (agreed to terms with Lions)
DT Danny Shelton (agreed to terms with Lions)
OLB Shilique Calhoun (re-signed)
OLB Elandon Roberts (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
DE Keionta Davis (RFA)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on OL Joe Thuney
  • Agreed to terms with FS Adrian Phillips (Chargers), FB Dan Vitale (Packers), DE Brandon Copeland (Jets), QB Brian Hoyer (Colts)
  • Re-signed OLB Shilique Calhoun
  • Lost QB Tom Brady (Buccaneers), LB Kyle Van Noy (Dolphins), S Duron Harmon (Lions) , LB Jamie Collins (Lions),OL Ted Karras (Dolphins)
  • Lost DT Danny Shelton (Lions), OLB Elandon Roberts (Dolphins), FS Nate Ebner (Giants), WR Phillip Dorsett (Seahawks)
  • Released K Stephen Gostkowski

Buffalo Bills

Offensive free agents

RT LaAdrian Waddle
RB Frank Gore
RB Senorise Perry
WR Isaiah McKenzie (RFA) (re-signed)
G Isaac Asiata (RFA)

Defensive free agents

DT Jordan Phillips (agreed to terms with Cardinals)
OLB Lorenzo Alexander
CB Kevin Johnson (agreed to terms with Browns)
DE Shaq Lawson (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
OLB Julian Stanford
FS Kurt Coleman
DT Corey Liuget
SS Dean Marlowe (re-signed)

Buffalo Bills new defensive end Mario Addison (No. 97 pictured) has 55 career quarterback sacks.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Traded a 2020 first-round pick, 2020 fifth-round pick, 2020 sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick for Minnesota Vikins WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick.
  • Agreed to terms with LB A.J. Klein (Saints) on a three-year deal, DE Mario Addison (Panthers) on a three-year deal, LB Tyler Matakevich (Steelers), CB Josh Norman (Redskins), DT Vernon Butler (Panthers), RB Taiwan Jones (Texans), DE Quinton Jefferson (Seahawks), RT Daryl Williams (Panthers)
  • Re-signed SS Dean Marlowe, WR Isaiah McKenzie
  • Lost DT Jordan Phillips (Cardinals), lost DE Shaq Lawson (Dolphins), CB Kevin Johnson (Browns)

Miami Dolphins

Offensive free agents

C Daniel Kilgore
G Evan Boehm
RT J’Marcus Webb
TE Clive Walford TE
WR Trevor Davis

Defensive free agents

CB Aqib Talib
FS Walt Aikens
DE John Jenkins
OLB Deon Lacey (RFA)
FS Adrian Colbert (ERFA) (re-signed)
OLB Chase Allen (RFA)
DT Kendrick Norton (ERFA)

Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback/safety Byron Jones has 43 passes defensed in his career.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Chiefs) on a two-year deal, CB Byron Jones (Cowboys) on a five-year deal, OG Ereck Flowers on a three-year deal, LB Kyle Van Noy (Patriots) on a four-year deal and Shaq Lawson (Bills) on a three-year deal,
  • Agreed to terms with RB Jordan Howard (Eagles), S Clayton Fejedelem (Bengals) and OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill (Eagles), OG Ted Karras (Patriots), OLB Elandon Roberts (Patriots)
  • Re-signed FS Adrian Colbert

New York Jets

Offensive free agents

C Ryan Kalil
LT Kelvin Beachum
WR Robby Anderson (agreed to terms with Panthers)
WR Demaryius Thomas
QB Trevor Siemian
G Tom Compton (agreed to terms with 49ers)
RT Brent Qvale (agreed to terms with Texans)
RB Bilal Powell
RB Ty Montgomery
TE Daniel Brown
QB David Fales (re-signed)
G Alex Lewis (re-signed)
WR Josh Malone (RFA)
WR Jeff Smith (ERFA)
OT Brandon Shell (agreed to terms with Seattle)

Defensive free agents

CB Brian Poole (re-signed)
FS Rontez Miles
DE Brandon Copeland (agreed to terms with Patriots)
ILB Neville Hewitt (re-signed)

S Blake Countess
ILB Albert McClellan
OLB Paul Worrilow
OLB Jordan Jenkins (re-signed)
CB Maurice Canady (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
ILB James Burgess (re-signed)
CB Arthur Maulet (Resigned)
ILB B.J. Bello (RFA)
CB Bennett Jackson (re-signed)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OT George Fant (Seahawks), OG Connor McGovern (Broncos), G Greg Van Roten (Panthers), G Josh Andrews (Colts), S Marqui Christian (Rams), CB Pierre Desir (Colts), WR Breshad Perriman (Buccaneers), ILB Patrick Onwuasor (Ravens)
  • Re-signed OG Alex Lewis, ILB Neville Hewitt, CB Arthur Maulet, CB Brian Poole, ILB James Burgess, CB Bennett Jackson, OLB Jordan Jenkins, QB David Fales
  • Lost CB Maurice Cannady (Cowboys), OT Brandon Shell (Seahawks), G Tom Compton (49ers), RT Brett Qvale (Texans), DE Brandon Copeland (Patriots), WR Robby Anderson (Panthers)

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive free agents

QB Chad Henne (re-signed)
RB LeSean McCoy
QB Matt Moore
FB Anthony Sherman (re-signed)
C Stefen Wisniewski
(agreed to terms with Steelers)
TE Blake Bell (agreed to terms with Cowboys)
RB Spencer Ware
WR Demarcus Robinson (re-signed)
WR Marcus Kemp (ERFA)
TE Deon Yelder (ERFA)
TE David Wells (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

OLB Terrell Suggs
ILB Darron Lee
DT Xavier Williams
S Jordan Lucas (agreed to terms with Bears)
CB Morris Claiborne
CB Bashaud Breeland
DE Emmanuel Ogbah (agreed to terms with Dolphins)
ILB Reggie Ragland (agreed to terms with Lions)
CB Keith Reaser
DE Mike Pennel (re-signed)
CB Kendall Fuller (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DT Chris Jones (franchise tagged)

The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on DL Chris Jones (No. 95 pictured). Not only does Jones have 33.5 career quarterback sacks, but he has also has 20 passes defensed in just four seasons.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed the franchise tag on DL Chris Jones, agreed to terms with CB Antonio Hamilton (Giants)
  • Re-signed QB Chad Henne, FB Anthony Sherman, DE Mike Pennel, WR Demarcus Robinson
  • Agreed to terms with CB Antonio Hamilton (Giants), RT Mike Remmers (Giants), QB Jordan Ta’amu (XFL)
  • Lost CB Kendall Fuller (Redskins), lost DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Dolphins), C Steven Wisniewski (Steelers), S Jordan Lucas (Bears), TE Blake Bell (Cowboys), ILB Reggie Ragland (Lions)

Los Angeles Chargers

Offensive free agents

QB Philip Rivers (agreed to terms with Colts)
WR Travis Benjamin (agreed to terms with 49ers)
RB Melvin Gordon (agreed to terms with Broncos)
RB Austin Ekeler (re-signed)
G Michael Schofield
TE Lance Kendricks
WR Geremy Davis (agreed to terms with Lions)
G Ryan Groy
RB Troymaine Pope (RFA)
G Spencer Drango (RFA)
FB Derek Watt (agreed to terms with Steelers)
TE Sean Culkin (RFA)
G Trenton Scott (ERFA)
WR Dylan Cantrell (ERFA)
C Dillon DeBoer C (RFA)

Defensive free agents

DT Brandon Mebane
OLB Thomas Davis (agreed to terms with Redskins)
DT Damion Square
FS Adrian Phillips (agreed to terms with Patriots)
ILB Nick Dzubnar (agreed to term with Titans)
CB Jaylen Watkins (agreed to terms with Texans)
DT Sylvester Williams
DT Isaac Rochell (RFA) I
ILB Jatavis Brown (agreed to terms with Eagles)
CB Michael Davis (ERFA) (Second-Round Tender)

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Placed second-round tender on CB Michael Davis
  • Re-signed RB Austin Ekeler
  • Agreed to terms with OT Bryan Bulaga (Packers), CB Chris Harris, Jr. (Broncos), DT Linval Joseph (Vikings), WR Darius Jennings (Titans), OLB Nick Vigil (Bengals)
  • Lost QB Philip Rivers (Colts), FB Derek Watt (Steelers), OLB Thomas Davis (Redskins), FS Adrian Phillips (Patriots), RB Melvin Gordon (Broncos), CB Jaylen Watkins (Texans) , ILB Jatavis Brown (Eagles), ILB Nick Dzubnar (Titans), WR Travis Benjamin (49ers), WR Geremy Davis (Lions)
  • Traded OT Russell Okung for OG Trai Turner (Panthers)

Denver Broncos

Offensive free agents

G Ron Leary (declined option)
RB Theo Riddick
RB Devontae Booker
C Connor McGovern (agreed to terms with Jets)
RT Elijah Wilkinson (placed a second-round tender)
QB Brandon Allen (RFA)
WR Tim Patrick (RFA)
WR Diontae Spencer (ERFA)

Defensive free agents

CB Chris Harris (agreed to terms with Chargers)
DE Derek Wolfe (agreed to terms with Ravens)
DT Shelby Harris (re-signed)
DE Adam Gotsis
DE Billy Winn
CB Cyrus Jones
OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (re-signed)
ILB Corey Nelson
CB DeVante Bausby (RFA) (re-signed)
OLB Joe Jones (RFA) (re-signed)
S Dymonte Thomas
DE Mike Purcell (RFA) (second-round tender)
S Will Parks (agreed to terms with Eagles)
CB Davontae Harris (ERFA)
S Trey Marshall (ERFA)
OLB Dadi Nicolas
DT Joel Heath (re-signed)
S Justin Simmons (placed the franchise tag)

New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (pictured scoring TD) has accounted for 4,240 yards rushing (4 YPC) and 36 touchdowns in five seasons. In addition, Gordon has caught 224 passes for 1,873 yards (8.4 YPR) and 11 touchdowns.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with OG Graham Glasgow (Lions) to a four-year deal, QB Jeff Driskel (Lions), RB Melvin Gordon (Chargers), TE Nick Vannett (Steelers), P Sam Martin (Lions)
  • Traded for CB A.J. Bouye (Jaguars), RB Andy Janovich to Cleveland Browns for a 2021 seventh-round pick, 2020 seventh-round pick to Titans for five-time Pro Bowl DT Jurrell Casey
  • Placed second-round tender on LT Elijah Wilkinson, DE Mike Purcell, re-signed CB DeVante Bausby, OLB Joe Jones,OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, DT Joel Heath, DT Shelby Harris
  • Lost OG Connor McGovern (Jets), CB Chris Harris Jr (Chargers), S Will Parks (Eagles), DE Derek Wolfe (Ravens)
  • Declined option on OG Ron Leary, released QB Joe Flacco

Las Vegas Raiders

Offensive free agents

QB Mike Glennon
WR Dwayne Harris
RB Isaiah Crowell
G Jordan Devey (re-signed)
RB Rod Smith (re-signed)

WR Keelan Doss (ERFA)
TE Eric Tomlinson (agreed to terms with Giants)
RB DeAndre Washington
QB Nathan Peterman (RFA) (original round tender)
G Cameron Hunt (ERFA)
G Richie Incognito
OT David Sharpe

Defensive free agents

OLB Tahir Whitehead (agreed to terms with Panthers)
CB Daryl Worley
SS Karl Joseph (agreed to terms with Browns)
OLB Vontaze Burfict
DE Benson Mayowa (agreed to terms with Seahawks)
DT Josh Mauro
OLB Kyle Wilber (re-signed)
FS Curtis Riley
ILB Will Compton
DE Olsen Pierre
ILB Ukeme Eligwe (RFA)
CB Makinton Dorleant (ERFA)
DE Jeremiah Valoaga (ERFA)
OLB Nicholas Morrow (RFA)
S Dallin Leavitt (ERFA)
CB D.J. Killings (ERFA)
DE Dion Jordan

Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown 76 touchdown passes to 44 interceptions in his five-year NFL career.

2020 Free Agency report/Other Notes:

  • Agreed to terms with QB Marcus Mariota (Titans), TE Jason Witten (Cowboys), LB Cory Littleton (Rams), DE Carl Nassib (Buccaneers), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (Bears), G Eric Kush (Browns)
  • Agreed to terms with SS Jeff Heath (Cowboys), DT Maliek Collins (Cowboys), WR Nelson Agholor (Eagles), TE Nick O’Leary (Jaguars), DT Daniel Ross (Cowboys), FS Damarious Randall (Browns)
  • Re-signed RB Rod Smith, OLB Kyle Wilber, G Jordan Devey
  • Lost SS Karl Joseph (Browns), OLB Tahir Whitehead (Panthers), TE Eric Tomlinson (Giants), DE Benson Mayowa (Seahawks)

Photography: @DraftNasty

2019 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: NFC South

Panthers first-round pick Brian Burns (No. 99 pictured) finished his career with 24 quarterback sacks, 39 tackles for losses, seven forced fumbles, seven pass break-ups and three blocked kicks.

Carolina Panthers Notable picks: While Burns will be expected to provide the team’s best pass rush threat in years, it is Little who could be tasked with protecting the franchise in QB Cam Newton.  Grier will compete with Taylor Heineke and Kyle Allen for the backup job.  Scarlett has a chance to earn repetitions as the team continues to look for a viable backup to workhorse Christian McCaffrey.  Daley has starting tools if he can improve his hand placement.
Round,

Selection,

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (16) Brian Burns DE-OLB/

Florida State

28/2nd Round Burns’ energy and ability to turn the corner is exactly what the Panthers needed coming out of this draft.  Burns is the first defensive end the team has taken in the first round since Julius Peppers back in 2002.
2 (37) Greg Little OT/Ole Miss 59/2nd Round It would be assumed that Little can step right in to start over incumbent Taylor Moton, who was more than serviceable as a right tackle in 2018.  If Little can get it done on the left side, then Moton can move back to right tackle and expect Darryl Williams to slide inside to guard. 
3 (100) Will Grier QB/West Virginia 229/4th Round Grier, a Charlotte native, gets an opportunity to compete for a backup role and provides insurance if Cam Newton’s shoulder doesn’t return to form.  Several teams were higher on Grier than even his draft position indicates, but we think he landed in a spot where he can improve his pocket presence.
4 (115) Christian

Miller

DE-OLB/

Alabama

303/4th Round We felt as if Miller’s game early on in 2019 would lead to him getting looks and the Panthers grabbed him early on Day 3.  The Panthers will continue to use more multiple looks with HC Ron Rivera calling the defense due to his 3-4 background.  This pick is a move in that direction.  Miller improved dramatically as a pass rusher in 2018. The loss of Thomas Davis in free agency may mean that Miller competes for a spot at an exchange linebacker spot.
5 (154) Jordan

Scarlett

RB/Florida 293/4th Round Scarlett landed in a good spot because he is a very physical runner. Despite some stiffness, the team’s gap-schemed runs fit his playing style very well.  He has above average balance and will compete with Cameron Artis-Payne for reps.
6 (212)

Acquired from Denver via San Francisco

Dennis

Daley

OT/South Carolina 192/4th Round For years, the team has lacked depth at tackle.  This pick could be a backup plan if Daryl Williams leaves in free agency in 2020.  Daley was one of the more nimble pass protectors in the 2019 NFL Draft, but his hand placement is inconsistent.  It led to concentration lapses in school.
7 (237)

Acquired from Denver via Houston

Terry

Godwin

WR/Georgia 117/3rd Round Godwin’s dominant week of East-West Shrine practices ensured a draft slot but he could have gone much higher.  The former four-star recruit is adept at running all of the required slot patterns with unique quickness and savvy.  At just 185 pounds, is he big enough to contribute on special teams? 

Lindstrom (No. 75 pictured) often opened holes for one of the ACC’s best running backs in AJ Dillon (No. 2 pictured).

 

Atlanta

Falcons

Notable picks: GM Thomas Dimitroff decided to remake the right side of the team’s offensive line with his first two picks.  After allowing 42 sacks in 2018, can you blame him? Can Sheffield fill the role of a third or fourth corner?  Green was one of the better return specialists in the draft and may challenge for playing time in that role alone. 
Round,

Selection,

Player School DN Big Board

Rank/

Grade

‘Nasty’ Take:
1 (14) Chris

Lindstrom

Boston

College

38/2nd Round Lindstrom- our top-ranked guard-supplemented a stellar four-year career with outstanding  work during 2019 Senior Bowl practices.  He provides positional versatility (started at RT in 2017) for an offensive line that struggled to protect the passer in 2018.
1 (31) Kaleb

McGary

Washington 29/2nd Round McGary’s efficiency as a right tackle was supplemented by working with longtime OL coach Howard Mudd this offseason.  He could vie for a starting role in Year 1.  We talked with him about his various techniques this offseason.
4 (111) Kendall Sheffield CB/Ohio State,

Alabama

89/3rd Round Sheffield’s ability to play press-man is unquestioned, but he does have a tendency to locate the ball a tick late.  If he can harness his overall skill-set, the Ohio State 60-meter track indoor record holder could vie for a starting role down the road. 
4 (135) John

Cominsky

DE-DT/Charleston 253/4th Round Standing 6-foot-5, 286 pounds, Cominsky’s ability to use his hands aids him as a solid run defender. If he can develop more counters as a pass rusher, he could become a keeper.  Expect the team to work him more in base packages early as he transitions to an interior pass rush role for third downs.
5 (152) Qadree

Oliison

RB/

Pittsburgh

184/3rd Round The team had too many backs with the same profile and Devonta Freeman has missed time in recent years.  Ollison will be the bruiser that they have lacked on the roster and he has underrated field speed.
5 (172) Jordan Miller CB/

Washington

478/5th Round Miller held his own against some of the Pac-12’s best but injuries were a factor in school.  He is smooth, fast and fluid.  Physicality is a question mark.  The former high school triple jumper posted six interceptions in school.
6 (203)

Acquired from Los Angeles

Marcus Green All-Purpose/Louisiana-Monroe 482/5th Round It was surprising that a player who tallied nearly 5,000 all-purpose yards in school became a combine snub.  Green, who excels with his 10-to-15-yard burst, ran in the 4.4-range and went 39 inches in the vertical jump on ULM’s Pro Day.

Edwards, the Buccaneers second third-round pick, started 44 straight games to end his career. He finished with 318 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 interceptions (2 TDs) and 23 pass break-ups.

 

Tampa Bay

Buccaneers

Notable picks: Jason Licht’s selections of Bunting and Dean serve notice to former high picks Carlton Davis and Vernon Hargreaves that competition is on the way.  Bunting is a pick expected to challenge for a starting role early. Give Licht credit for not being apprehensive when it came to drafting another kicker.  Gay was the draft’s best placekicker and has 62-yard range. 
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1 (5) Devin White LSU 14/1st Round White’s sideline-to-sideline speed is a replacement for the speed of former Kwon Alexander, who went to San Francisco in free agency.  Connecting the dots on a more consistent basis could allow him to play a step faster.
2 (39) Sean Bunting CB/Central

Michigan

35/2nd Round Bunting’s press-man or bump-and-run technique is as patient as any cornerback in this year’s class.  The former high school hoops point guard can run too. His biggest weakness stems from a habit of ending up on the low shoulder versus wide receivers who use inside speed releases.
3 (94) Jamel Dean CB/Auburn 169/3rd Round Dean’s mental toughness shined during school as he has gone through knee injuries dating back to his junior year in high school.  He doesn’t play to his 4.30 timed speed but we do think he drops his weight better than given credit for.  Auburn’s staff praised his ability to play different positions.
3 (99)

Acquired from Los Angeles

Mike Edwards S-Nickel/

Kentucky

91/3rd Round Edwards ranks as one of the more instinctive safeties in the draft and has outstanding footwork.  He was often seen covering slot receivers and tight ends.  The former Wildcat plays with a sixth sense on the field but needs to improve his attention to detail.
4 (107) Anthony

Nelson

DE/Iowa 75/2nd Round Nelson has some similarities to current Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib.  He is perhaps even more physical defending the run.  It would not be a surprise to see the team use him inside on passing downs because he is adept on line games and stunts.  He was a good value pick in Round 4.
5 (145) Matt Gay PK/Utah 320/4th Round Gay actually had a fourth-round grade in our scoring system, but he did come in at 320 on our Big Board.  Nevertheless, this is not a reach in the fifth round because he would have likely gone off the board before the team picked again.  Gay will challenge PK Cairo Santos in training camp.
6 (208)

Compensatory pick acquired from Tampa Bay via Philadelphia

Scott Miller WR/Bowling Green State 370/5th Round Miller lasted until the fifth round simply because of his 5-foot-9, 174-pound frame.  What he brings to the table for the Bucs is 4.3 speed and hands (9 3/4”) that made him a terror in the MAC.  The former high school track star totaled 215 receptions for 2,867 yards and 23 TDs in school and stood out against Power 5 competition. 
7 (215)

Acquired from Arizona

Terry Beckner, Jr. DT/Missouri 408/5th Round If not for two knee injuries that slowed him during school, we would likely be discussing the former five-star recruit as an early-round pick.  He still produced 10 1/2 QB sack and 22 tackles for loss over his last two seasons in school. 

Gardner-Johnson (No. 23 pictured) tallied 301 return yards on nine interceptions as a Gator (3 TDs). He moved around a lot in school and often covered the slot as a senior.

 

New Orleans Saints Notable Picks: Despite just two picks in the first 105 picks of the draft, we felt the Saints got two of the Top 40 players available in McCoy and Gardner-Johnson.  Time will tell.  One pick to monitor is Elliss in Round 7.  His bend is unique and he has the type of experience in coverage to transition if he can pick up his play speed.
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2 (48) Erik McCoy OC/Texas A&M 22/2nd Round Even though the Saints signed Nick Easton to a four-year deal, McCoy provides positional flexibility along their offensive front.  The team’s rushing attack ranked sixth in the league a year ago, and the McCoy draft pick is an attempt to maintain that mentality along a strong offensive front. 
4 (105) Chauncey Gardner-Johnson S-Nickel/Florida 40/2nd Round Gardner-Johnson could have an immediate impact in sub-packages covering the slot.   Versus certain formations, his flexibility could allow strong safety Vonn Bell to move into a LB-type spot.  Gardner-Johnson ranks as a steal in the fourth round.
6 (177)

Acquired from N.Y. Jets

Saquan Hampton DB/Rutgers 417/5th Round Hampton put it all together to become the Big Ten’s leader in passes defended.  The team captain has enough foot speed to become a special teams contributor in Year 1 for the Saints. 
7 (231)

Acquired from Cleveland

Alize Mack TE/Notre Dame 311/4th Round Mack has been used as a U-off blocker, Y-tight end and fullback in certain sets.  If he can make the team, the Saints will use him in many of its two tight end sets as a stretch the field-type.  The former All-USA Today prep level star was once ranked as the nation’s No. 1 tight end coming out of high school.
7 (244) Kaden Elliss LB/Idaho 263/4th Round Elliss posted a cornerback-like time of 6.63 seconds in the three-cone drill and that bend shows up when rushing the passer.  His father, Luther, was once a first-round pick by the Detroit Lions.  The younger Ellis finished his overlooked Vandals career with 278 tackles, 17 QB sacks, 47 TFLs, 6 FFs, 4 FRs, 5 INTs and 8 PBUs.  His frame matches that of fellow Saints LBs A.J. Klein, Demario Davis and Alex Anzalone. 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 9-24-18: In-game report

One team regressed to the mean on Monday Night Football while the other showed flashes of being a playoff contender. The Steelers used a dominant first half en route to a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  DraftNasty’s Troy Jefferson gives his impressions in this in-game report:

Ben Roethlisberger 

Roethlisberger is a gunslinger in every sense of the word. The veteran quarterback will evade pass rushers, pass up open reads and throw into triple coverage, sometimes all on the same possession. However, it’s tolerated because every now and then it leads to a big play.  For the most part, Roethlisberger’s antics paid off against the Buccaneers. He threw for 353 yards, three touchdowns and only one interception despite having a non-existent running game. Even without Leveon Bell, the Steelers have enough weapons to put up 35 plus points per game as they did against Tampa Bay.  But as always, it will be worth monitoring if Big Ben can avoid the costly turnovers and the unnecessary hits. As Roethlisberger showed on Monday, when he is under center, you take the good with the bad. 

Steelers Secondary 

A week after getting shredded by first-year starter Patrick Mahomes, the Steelers secondary looked better against the Buccaneers.  There wasn’t any personnel switch but a clear point of emphasis during the week had to be the importance of playing assignment football.  Mahomes looked good against the Steelers, but a portion of his yards and touchdowns came against blown coverage (see Travis Kelce’s touchdown up the seam), where Steelers defensive backs were seen confused and pointing at each other at the end of plays.  People will pick up the box score and see Fitzpatrick threw for three touchdowns and 400 plus yards.  But he also threw three interceptions and the Buccaneers receivers made some great catches as well, including an over the shoulder catch by Mike Evans in double coverage and a Chris Godwin catch over the middle in between a cornerback and a safety.  If you’re the Steelers, you can live with players making good plays if you’re in the right spots. The Steelers secondary was more active and engaged than they’ve been all season, an example of that is cornerback Artie Burns, hustling behind the play to force a fumble.  When this team plays well on the back end, it allows them to get into their zone blitz schemes, which netted them a few sacks and countless third down stops in the first half.   The Pittsburgh Steelers will go as far as their secondary takes them this year.

Buccaneers QB Dilemma 

Jameis Winston will return from suspension this week but he may not see the field. Ryan Fitzpatrick has come into the starting lineup and provided a level of consistency to the Buccaneers offense. What you see is what you get with Fitzpatrick.  He’s not as mobile as Winston but he will stay in the pocket and take a hit.  The quarterback also knows where his bread is buttered.  Winston has more physical tools, but Fitzpatrick makes up for his shortcomings with his decisiveness and trust in his eyes. Fitzpatrick doesn’t overthink the game, if Desean Jackson is open, Desean Jackson will get the ball, and the same goes for any of the other receivers. On the season, Fitzpatrick has thrown 11 touchdowns and four interceptions for the Buccaneers, who currently sit at 2-1. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.