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Updated: March 30, 2020 @ 8:43 pm
Here are all the big trades, free agent deals and signings from the past week in the NFL:
Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, saying he is embarking on a “new football journey.” The 42-year-old quarterback who spent the first 20 years of his career with the New England Patriots announced his decision Friday in an Instagram post and thanked the Bucs for the opportunity. The deal is worth $30 million per season.
A person familiar with the deal says the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with three-time Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley, The person told The Associated Press about the agreement on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal will not be official until Gurley passes a physical. The league isn’t allowing players to report to new teams immediately for those physicals during the coronavirus pandemic. Gurley will be making a return to the state of Georgia. He was a standout at the University of Georgia, rushing for more than 3,000 yards in three seasons.
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced.
The Denver Broncos continued an impressive offseason haul Friday by agreeing to a two-year deal with former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that it's worth $16 million with all but $2.5 million guaranteed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because terms of the deal weren't revealed.
A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Stefon Diggs in exchange for four draft picks in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
A person familiar with the negotiations says Byron Jones has agreed to a five-year contract worth more than $76.5 million with the Miami Dolphins, which will make him the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback.
Free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints, New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday. The 5-foot-11 Sanders, 33, caught 36 passes for 502 yards and three touchdowns for the 49ers last season. He also started all three of San Francisco's postseason games, catching five passes for 71 yards. His contract, first reported by ESPN, is said to be worth about $16 million with bonuses that could push the total value as high as $19 million.
Philip Rivers spent more than a decade picking apart the Indianapolis Colts and irritating their fans. On Wednesday, he'll become their new quarterback. The longtime Chargers star agreed to a one-year contract with Indy on Tuesday, according to a person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be officially announced until Wednesday.
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
The Falcons lost their starting tight end, two-time Pro Bowler Austin Hooper, who agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns.
The Lions agreed to trade cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout defensive back's seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday and that Slay has agreed to a three-year, $50 million extension with Philadelphia. The Lions drafted Slay 36th overall in 2013, and he earned All-Pro honors in 2017. The Lions reportedly will receive 2020 draft picks in the third and fifth rounds for Slay.
The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent Nelson Agholor to add a veteran receiver on offense. A person familiar with the move said the sides reached the deal Saturday. The person also said the Raiders agreed to a one-year deal to keep backup running back Rod Smith. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contracts can't be signed until the players pass physicals. Offensive lineman Eric Kush also confirmed that he agreed to a deal with the Raiders, and tight end Nick O'Leary's agency, Sports Trust Advisors, said its client has a deal in place with the team.
The Steelers have agreed to terms with tight end Eric Ebron on a two-year deal, providing Ben Roethlisberger with another experienced red zone target. Ebron, 27, is nearly two years removed from a breakout 2018 in which he caught 13 touchdown passes in Indianapolis, reaching the Pro Bowl for the first time in the process.
The Ravens, via a trade with Jacksonville on Thursday, announced the deal that secured defensive end Calais Campbell, a skilled run-stopper who also has a knack for getting to the quarterback. In exchange for Campbell, Baltimore gave up the 2020 fifth-round pick it got from Atlanta in a trade this week that sent tight end Hayden Hurst to the Falcons. The Ravens agreed in principle with Campbell on a one-year contract extension, pending the passing of his physical, general manager Eric DeCosta said.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Carolina Panthers and free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater have agreed to a three-year, $63 million contract to replace Cam Newton. The Panthers announced earlier Tuesday they were parting ways with Newton, their No. 1 overall pick in 2011. The 27-year-old Bridgewater started five games last season for the Saints, going 5-0 while completing 68% of his passes with nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He has spent the last two seasons in New Orleans after four with the Vikings.
A person familiar with the trade says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to send quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for a compensatory fourth-round draft pick. The Jaguars are dumping Foles a little more than a year after giving the 2018 Super Bowl MVP a four-year, $88 million contract that included a whopping $50.125 million guaranteed.
The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr. A person familiar with the deal said Monday the Raiders reached the deal with the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be signed until the start of the league year on Wednesday.
Veteran free agent safety Malcolm Jenkins has agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with the New Orleans Saints a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement has not been announced. Jenkins returns to the team that made him a first-round draft choice out of Ohio State in 2009. Jenkins, 32, has played 11 NFL seasons — his first five with the Saints and past six with the Philadelphia Eagles, who declined to pick up his option for the 2020 season.
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy. Clinton-Dix’s representatives, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move early Friday on Twitter. The 27-year-old’s addition comes at a position the Cowboys have largely ignored in free agency and the draft in recent years.
The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with guard Stefen Wisniewski, bringing the Pittsburgh native home on a two-year deal just a month after Wisniewski won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The San Francisco 49ers have traded star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year's draft. A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal and contract can't be finalized until the start of the league year Wednesday.
The Atlanta Falcons have acquired tight end Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to the Associated Press that defensive tackle Vernon Butler has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Browns, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press
A person familiar with the negotiations says linebacker Kyle Van Noy has agreed to a $51 million, four-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. The person confirmed the deal on the condition of anonymity because the NFL signing period hasn't begun. Van Noy tweeted “MiamiDolphins” with emojis wearing sunglasses. Van Noy started the past three seasons for New England and totaled 15½ sacks, including a career-high 6½ last year. He’ll upgrade a Miami pass rush that finished last in the NFL in 2019 with 23 sacks.
The Chiefs agreed to a one-year contract with former New York Giants cornerback Antonio Hamilton, the first significant deal that the Super Bowl champions have made since the start of free agency earlier in the week.
Cornerback Kendall Fuller will reportedly receive $40 million over four years in a deal with the Washington Redskins, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Shaq Lawson has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets and former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant have agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $30 million. ESPN first reported the Jets' agreement with Fant, saying it includes $13.7 million in guaranteed money.
A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins are signing guard Wes Schweitzer. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anoymity because the contract cannot be signed until Wednesday. Schweitzer figures to compete for the starting left guard job as Washington replaces Ereck Flowers. The Redskins already placed the franchise tag on starting right guard Brandon Scherff. Schweitzer is going into his fourth NFL season after spending the first three with the Atlanta Falcons.
Browns cornerback Juston Burris announced on Instagram that he is coming home to play for the Panthers. No immediate terms were available on his contract.
Defensive end Stephen Weatherly agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million deal, his agent Blake Baratz announced on Twitter. Weatherly has played in 32 games and started seven in the past two seasons with the Vikings, with 59 tackles and six sacks. He could be a potential replacement for Mario Addison, who is an unrestricted free agent.
People familiar with the decisions have confirmed to The Associated Press that linebacker A.J. Klein has agreed to sign with the Buffalo Bills. SiriusXM first reported Klein reaching an agreement. Klein has seven seasons of NFL experience, including the past three as a starter with the New Orleans Saints. The 28-year-old is projected to take over the job vacated by Lorenzo Alexander, who said he was ending his career after last season.
People familiar with the decisions have confirmed to The Associated Press that defensive end Mario Addison has agreed to sign with the Buffalo Bills. ESPN.com first reported Addison’s deal. The 32-year-old Addison has nine seasons of NFL experience and has had nine or more sacks in each of his past four years in Carolina.
Former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins has agreed to a new three-year deal with the Detroit Lions. Collins’ agent, David Canter, confirmed the pact on Twitter. Collins, who spent his first three seasons in New England, was traded to Cleveland in 2016. He was cut by the Browns in March 2019 and re-signed by the Patriots. He was a standout for New England last season with a career-high seven sacks and three interceptions.
The Green Bay Packers have announced the signing of ex-Detroit Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner. The 30-year-old Wagner spent the past three seasons with Detroit after playing four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He has made 87 starts. He made 12 starts last season but dealt with knee problems late in the year.
The Green Bay Packers have announced the signing of ex-Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey. Kirksey, 27, had 148 tackles in 2016 and 138 more in 2017 for the Browns but played just nine games because of a hamstring injury in 2018 and appeared in only two games last year before going on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.
A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah has agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. Ogbah had 5½ sacks last year for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. He also spent three years with the Cleveland Browns and has 18 sacks in four seasons.
A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have agreed on a three-year contract with free agent linebacker Cory Littleton. NFL Network reported the contract is worth up to $36 million. Littleton is the second big free agent addition at linebacker for the Raiders. That position has been a revolving door of late for the team but Littleton will team with Nick Kwiatkoski to anchor that spot on the defense.
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with former All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn, giving them another elite pass rusher to line up opposite outside linebacker Khalil Mack.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Joe Schobert, filling one of the team's biggest needs. Schobert spent the past four years in Cleveland, where he led the team in tackles twice and made a Pro Bowl.
Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips has agreed to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The 6-foot-6, 341-pound Phillips just finished a breakout season for the Buffalo Bills, where he played in 16 games, starting nine and finishing with a career-high 9 1/2 sacks.
The Tennessee Titans have added a pass rusher, agreeing to terms with defensive end Vic Beasley. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 draft led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks in 2016 for the Falcons. Atlanta declined to re-sign Beasley after he managed only 18 sacks combined over the past three seasons.
A person familiar with the deal says veteran tight end Jason Witten has agreed to a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. Witten turns 38 in May and will team up with the coach he once replaced in the "Monday Night Football" announcing booth. Witten retired from the NFL following the 2017 season to take a job as an analyst for ESPN after Jon Gruden left the broadcast booth to return to the Raiders.
Linebacker Thomas Davis says he's reuniting with former coach Ron Rivera and signing with the Washington Redskins. Davis posted on Instagram on Tuesday afternoon that he'd be back with Rivera. Davis played under Rivera with the Carolina Panthers for eight seasons from 2011-2018. The 36-year-old is going into his 15th NFL season. He spent last year with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The 6-foot-5, 335-pound Bulaga spent the past 10 seasons with Green Bay. He will turn 31 on Saturday and upgrades an offensive line that struggled last season. He is likely to start at right tackle and will be reunited with James Campen, who was Bulaga’s line coach at Green Bay and was recently hired by Los Angeles.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Cincinnati cornerback Darqueze Dennard, giving their defense a potential starter. Dennard served mostly as a nickel cornerback during his six years with the Bengals, but he will get a chance to compete on the outside in Jacksonville. The Jaguars are looking to replace cornerback A.J. Bouye, who was traded to Denver earlier this month for a fourth-round draft pick. A person familiar with the transaction says Dennard agreed to a three-year deal worth $13.5 million that includes $6 million guaranteed.
The New York Jets continued to overhaul their offensive line by agreeing to terms with former Denver Broncos center Connor McGovern on a three-year deal. The New York Daily News first reported the deal with McGovern, and NFL Network reported it is worth $27 million.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Broncos have agreed to a two-year contract with veteran free agent quarterback Jeff Driskel.
The Detroit Lions have agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with defensive tackle Danny Shelton. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal Wednesday. Shelton started 14 games last season for the New England Patriots. He had three sacks and a forced fumble. Shelton has played five NFL seasons — three with Cleveland and two with the Patriots.
A person familiar with the deal says center Ted Karras has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins hadn’t announced it. Karras will replace Dan Kilgore, who is departing in free agency after starting 13 games in 2019.
Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that Joseph’s contract is for $17 million but could go as high as $19 million with additional incentives. Joseph will be entering his 11th season. He was drafted in the second round by the New York Giants in 2010 and has spent the past six years with the Minnesota Vikings. He was released last week in a salary cap move.
The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Josh Norman to a one-year contract in hopes the eighth-year player can secure a starting job opposite Tre'Davious White. The contract was first agreed to on March 9, and announced by the team Wednesday. Norman was available after struggling to meet expectations before being cut by Washington last month with one year left on his five-year, $75 million contract.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a one-year contract worth $10 million with pass-rushing linebacker Leonard Floyd. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Rams hadn’t announced the agreement. Floyd spent his first four NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears, who chose him with the ninth overall pick in 2016. He had seven sacks in his rookie season, but his totals have declined in each subsequent season. The Bears released him Tuesday.
The Washington Redskins are signing safety Sean Davis to a one-year contract that can be worth up to $5 million. Agent Drew Rosenhaus conformed the deal in an email to The Associated Press. Davis is a Washington native who played at the University of Maryland. The 26-year-old missed the vast majority of last season with a shoulder injury. Davis has 247 tackles and five interceptions in 48 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers since they drafted him in the second round in 2016.
A person familiar with the deal says free agent cornerback Eli Apple has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be announced until Apple passes a physical. The Bay Area News Group first reported the deal. Apple was the 10th overall pick by the Giants in 2016 before being traded to New Orleans midway through the 2018 season. He has three interceptions and 33 passes defensed in 55 games.
A person familiar with the deal says the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to sign former Rams outside linebacker Dante Fowler. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because most teams won’t announce signings until players pass physicals to finalize deals. The three-year, $48 million deal reunites Fowler with Falcons coach Dan Quinn. Fowler was a freshman at the University of Florida in 2012, when Quinn was the Gators' defensive coordinator.
Chris Harris Jr. is remaining in the AFC West after agreeing to a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because deals can not be announced until the completion of a physical. ESPN was the first to report Harris Jr.’s move. Harris Jr. has spent the past nine seasons with the Denver Broncos and made four Pro Bowl appearances. He built his reputation as one of the top slot corners in the league, but played exclusively on the outside last season.
Former Jacksonville cornerback A.J. Bouye is officially a member of the Denver Broncos. The teams announced the trade minutes after the new league year began Wednesday, more than two weeks after it was agreed upon. The Jaguars got a fourth-round pick in the upcoming draft for the 28-year-old veteran and 2017 Pro Bowl starter.
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a three-year deal with linebacker Devon Kennard, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke with AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced. Kennard played the past two years with the Detroit Lions, including all 16 games last season and tied a career high with seven sacks.
The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with an old friend, bringing back former first-round pick Bruce Irvin, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement. NFL Network first reported the reunion. Irvin will be a boost to Seattle’s pass rush that needed attention. He had a career-high 8½ sacks and 16 quarterback hits last season in just 13 games during his one year with Carolina.
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker De'Vondre Campbell. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound Campbell played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and hasn't missed a game over the past three seasons. He started 15 of 16 games in 2019 and had a career-high 129 tackles, including 75 solo tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks.
New York has agreed to terms with veteran Colt McCoy on a one-year contract. Entering his 11th season, McCoy spent the past six years primarily as a backup in Washington, making seven starts.
Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers has agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
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