NFL free agency updates 2023: Signings, trades, rumors, news
Welcome to NFL Free Agent Week 2023. Free agency officially begins Wednesday at 4:00 pm ET, coinciding with the start of the league’s new year. However, teams and free agents may agree on the terms of new deals before they are officially signed, as the legal intervention period continues. We track all activities, including free agent signings, notable deals, releases from restrictions, and more.
First, a few quarterback updates: Derek Carr already has a new home, Jeno Smith and Daniel Jones have re-signed with their respective teams, and Aaron Rodgers’ status is still up in the air. Meanwhile, the free agent class is loaded with playmakers on offense (Dalton Schultz, Jacobi Meyers and Jimmy Garoppolo) and defense (Javon Hargrave, Jordan Poyer and James Bradberry). And we’ve seen several trades, including Jalen Ramsey’s move to Miami and the No. 1 NFL draft pick to the Carolinas.
How much excitement awaits in the deadline? Which teams will be the most active? Who will be the next star to sign with a new team? And which player in the open market will be next to break the bank with a huge new contract? Keep an eye on it all right here throughout March, with the most recent updates at the top.
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Can the Broncos trade WR?
Sources across several teams told Sportzshala’s Dan Graziano that they think the Denver Broncos could trade the wide receiver. Denver held talks with teams about Cortland Sutton, Jerry Judy and C. J. Hamler. The teams say that the Broncos are asking for high prices – not just dumping – but it is possible that someone will be transferred.
Broncos agreed to sign Gee Powers
Defenseman Ben Powers is looking to sign with the Denver Broncos, according to Sportzshala’s Jeremy Fowler.
The Ravens Free Dee Campbell
The Baltimore Ravens released defensive end Calais Campbell. He will now become a free agent after 5.5 sacks in 2022.
Chargers haunt S. Johnson
The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to pursue defenseman John Johnson III, who will be released by the Cleveland Browns this week, according to the source.
Bucks Considering Gee Mason Trade?
According to Sportzshala’s Jeremy Fowler, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking into a trade with defenseman Shaq Mason. Mason has a $9.6 million cap for the Bucs without a cap. A quality guard appears, ready to enter the market.
Bears target OT McGlinchey
Sportzshala’s Dianna Russini reports that the Chicago Bears are targeting right tackle Mike McGlinchey. Both parties are in talks and hope to reach a deal.
Bears agree terms with LB Edwards
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker free agent TJ Edwards plans to sign with the Chicago Bears, sources told Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter on Monday. Edwards, 26, signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin in 2019 and has surpassed expectations year after year during his four seasons with the team.
Estimated Biggest Deals (Sportzshala+): How are the bears done?
The Patriots and CC Jones have agreed to a two-year contract.
The New England Patriots and defenseman Jonathan Jones have agreed to a two-year contract that will see him return to the team, according to a source. Jones, who turns 30 in September, unexpectedly played the No. 1 quarterback on the Patriots in 2022. He started 16 games, missed one, and finished tied for the team with four interceptions.
Reiss: Analysis of every Patriots signing
RB Ekeler chargers request permission to exchange
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Eckeler is requesting permission to talk to other teams about a potential trade after preliminary talks with the team aimed at a contract extension didn’t move forward, his agent Cameron Weiss told Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter.
Bucks interested in QB?
According to Sportzshala’s Dianna Russini, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in free agent quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett.
RB Hines contract restructuring bills
According to Sportzshala’s Alaina Getzenberg, the Buffalo Bills’ running back cap hit $4.79 million in 2023. He will receive a $1 million signing bonus during this year and next.
Free Agent Legal Intervention Period Opens
A period of legal intervention in the NFL has begun in which teams are allowed to contact and enter into contract negotiations with certified agents of unrestricted free agents.
Falcons re-sign Gee Lindstrom
The Atlanta Falcons have extended Pro Bowl right-back Chris Lindstrom to a five-year contract extension, the franchise announced Monday. The deal has a five-year, $105 million deal, sources told Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler, making him the NFL’s highest-paid defenseman and will now keep him with the club until the 2028 season.
Sources: Texans, raiders chasing Garoppolo.
From Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter: With the free agency negotiation window open in less than an hour, the Texans and Raiders are expected to go after former 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, according to league sources. Planes can also get inside, but now they are in a waiting mode.
Saints to renegotiate contract with DE Jordan
Defenseman Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans Saints are renegotiating his contract to save the team $10 million over this year’s limit, a source told Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter.
Chargers re-sign with QB Stick
The Los Angeles Chargers have reached an agreement with free agent quarterback Easton Stick. He will return as Justin Herbert’s backup.
Tiri: Analysis of every signing with the Chargers
The Falcons trade for T.E. Smith
The New England Patriots are trading Jonna Smith to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2023 seventh-round pick, sources told Sportzshala’s Michael Rothstein. The trade reunites Smith with coach Arthur Smith, who coached Smith with the Tennessee Titans. The deal will close on Wednesday, when 2023 officially begins.
Estimated Biggest Deals (Sportzshala+): How are the Patriots and Falcons doing?
Bengals re-sign S. Thomas
The Cincinnati Bengals brought defenseman Michael Thomas back to a one-year contract. He is a key veteran and is present on special teams.
Jets and Packers still waiting for Rodgers
From Sportzshala’s Rob Demowski: There’s an hour left before the free agent negotiation period begins, and I’ve been told neither the Packers nor the Jets know what Aaron Rodgers is going to do.
Panthers set the table for free will
According to Sportzshala’s David Newton, the Carolina Panthers have offers from RB D’Ont to Foreman and C Bradley Bozeman. They had some preliminary discussions with QB Sam Darnold. Finding a veterinary QB and helping out with WR because DJ Moore was traded to the Chicago Bears are priorities.
Re-signing bills P. Martin, L. B. Matakevich
The team announced that The Bills are re-signing player Sam Martin for three years and linebacker Tyler Matakevich for one year.
Lions re-sign with DL Buggs
The Detroit Lions retained Isaiah Baggs by re-signing him on Monday. “We’re going to build something great here and I want to be a part of it when that happens,” Baggs said, adding that he “always wanted to come back.”
Source: Browns adjusts QB Watson pact to $36 million cap.
A source told Sportzshala that the Cleveland Browns have restructured quarterback Deshawn Watson’s record-breaking $36 million free agent deal.
Last offseason, the Browns signed Watson to a five-year, NFL-record $230 million, fully guaranteed contract. Prior to the Watson deal restructuring, the Browns were about $14 million above the salary cap. Now Cleveland has room under the cap for free agency talks.
Source: Ravens RB Edwards pay cuts
From Jeremy Fowler to Sportzshala: Gus Edwards’ renegotiated Baltimore contract cuts his salary by about $1 million (from $4.38 million), but includes incentives to get that money back and more, according to the source.
The Giants re-signed P Gillan, L.S. Criter
The New York Giants are re-signing player Jamie Gillan, who averaged 46.8 yards per punt in 2022. According to sources, the team is also re-signing Casey Kreiter to a long-term contract.
London: Analysis of every Giants signing
Bowen: top 100 free agents updated
The 2023 NFL free agent class is loaded, especially on the defensive line, offensive line, defensive line, and running back. We’ve updated our Open Market Top 100 ranking, which was originally released last week, to include a few latecomers.
Expectations and pressure won’t change Texans GM’s approach
Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio knows things will change this coming season. As he enters his 3rd year on the job, Caserio is unfazed by increased pressure to accelerate the full recovery of an organization that has won just 11 games in the past three seasons, and he is also not letting higher expectations change his approach to how he envisions building his own. commands.
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Sunday, March 12
Source: The Niners re-signed a contract with S. Gipson.
Safety Tashaune Gipson joined the San Francisco 49ers just 20 days before the start of the 2022 season and demanded a starting free safety job when Jimmy Ward was out with an injury at training camp. Now Gipson is set to hold onto it for at least one more season after agreeing to a year-long deal worth up to $2.9 million on Sunday, a source told Sportzshala, confirming multiple reports.
Source: Jets, LB Williams reach deal
While they await quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ decision, the New York Jets have signed linebacker Quincy Williams to a three-year, $18 million contract, a source told Sportzshala on Sunday. The deal could be worth up to $21 million and includes $9 million in guarantees, the source said.
Jiminy: Analysis of each Jets signing
Sources: Commanders DT Payne signs 4-year, $90 million contract.
Washington Commands quarterback Daron Payne has reached an agreement on a four-year, $90 million deal, including a guaranteed $60 million, sources told Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter on Sunday. Payne received a franchise label from the commanders before reaching an agreement on his new deal.