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NFL displays changes to unfastened agency, offseason courses 

 April 16, 2020

By  Rachel S. Waters

Lock in, football fans. 
Free enterprise finally is here, and it may be a wild one. There are quite a bit of giant names on the open market this offseason, with teams searching to make a splash. 
Teams cannot signal avid gamers till Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT. Until then, teams and players can handiest agree to terms of a deal. 
Tune in for the present news, rumors and updates on the 49ers, Raiders and all around the NFL. 
Monday
9:43 p.m. PT: The 49ers’ former pass bay rival changed into reportedly chasing Jimmie Ward until now he determined to return to San Francisco.
#Raiders were on Jimmie Ward as well, sources said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2020
9:36 p.m. PT: Jimmie Ward is coming back to the 49ers. A league resource told NBC Sports Bay Area that the sides agreed to a three-year contract.

NFL Media reported Monday evening that the deal is value $28.5 million.
9:23 p.m. PT: Free agent linebacker Blake Martinez reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with the New York Giants value simply over $30 million.
Former #Packers ILB Blake Martinez agreed to a 3-year deal worth just over $30m with #NYG, resource said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2020
7:57 p.m. PT: Amari Cooper reportedly is sticking around in Dallas.
Amari Cooper intends to re-signal with the Dallas Cowboys on a 5-year, $100 million deal, league resources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
The Raiders traded Cooper to the Cowboys for a first-round choose back in 2018, probably wary of his eventual payday. It appears like he got one from Jerry Jones.
7:46 p.m. PT: Another move, an alternate splash.
The Minnesota Vikings reportedly traded wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills for a huge haul of choices.

Compensation update: Bills are trading a 1st-round select, a 5th-round pick, a 6th-round choose and a 2021 4th-round choose for Vikings WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 7th-round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Jimmy Graham, meanwhile, reportedly is heading to the Windy City.
Breaking: Jimmy Graham is going to the Bears on a two-year, $16 million deal, adding $9 million guaranteed, a resource tells pic.twitter.com/imkn76IAmP— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 16, 2020
5:45 p.m. PT: The Raiders are browsing to bring a new signal-caller to Sin City, as the team is “near” in discussions with former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports.
The #Raiders are pushing to near out a deal with QB Marcus Mariota, resources tell me and Mike Mayock’s No. 1-ranked QB in his @nflnetwork coverage most advantageous up to the 2015 Draft may simply soon be on his roster.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 17, 2020
5:34 p.m. PT: The NFL’s league year is set to begin on time amid the coronavirus, but OTAs are now not.

Joint statement from the NFL and NFLPA pic.twitter.com/JjzNqGQi9M— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 17, 2020
4:20 p.m. PT: Miami is breaking out the Brinks truck, signing former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones to a five-year deal, making him the maximum-paid corner in the NFL.
Byron Jones’ new contract with the Dolphins will be a five-year, $82.5 million deal, adding $57 million guaranteed, according to resource.

It contains $40 million in first two years.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
3:43 p.m. PT: The Giants are strengthening the secondary, signing former Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry to a three-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports citing a source.

Former Panthers CB James Bradberry is going to the Giants…3 12 months $45M with $32M GTD, in keeping with resource.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
3:08 p.m. PT: The Broncos have shored up the offensive line, inking former Detroit Lions safeguard Graham Glasgow to a four-year agreement, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports bringing up a source.

The #Broncos are signing OL Graham Glasgow to a 4 year, $44M deal with $25M guaranteed, per Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020
2:14 p.m. PT: NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco confirmed the 49ers are trading DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round pick.

Source confirms #49ers trade of DeForest Buckner to Colts for No. 13 ordinary select.

The deal becomes reliable on Wednesday, the first day of the new league year. https://t.co/3kFtt4w74h— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) March 16, 2020
The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, are shoring up their offensive line.
The #Browns get their correct tackle, agreeing to terms with Jack Conklin on a 3 year deal with the Browns for $42M with $30M absolutely guaranteed. He earns $20mil in the first year, per Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020
1:08 p.m. PT: Another blockbuster substitute.

The 49ers have agreed to trade protective lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in replace for the No. 13 select in the upcoming draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports mentioning a resource.

Trade AND deal: Colts trade first-round pick (13th average) to 49ers for All-Pro DT DeForest Buckner, who already has agreed to a large contract that will pay him $21 million a year and makes him the second-maximum paid DT in NFL history behind most effective Aaron Donald, resources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
After nowadays’s trade for the No. 13 ordinary select, the 49ers now have two first-round selections.Without second-, third-, and fourth-round picks, the 49ers are likely to shop one of their first-round choices to choose up more draft compensation.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
12:46 p.m. PT: Could the Rams circulate Todd Gurley?

NFL Media’s Mike Silver reports the Rams are weighing their options.
Update: Another resource insists the Rams have not put true parameters on what they are searching to get back for Gurley. https://t.co/OpryUJF8S7— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 16, 2020
12:15 p.m. PT: Jason-Pierre Paul is off the industry, agreeing to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in keeping with NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Buccaneers re-signal Jason Pierre-Paul to two-year, $27M deal. (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/XcdJIDpxl6— NFL (@NFL) March 16, 2020
11:46 a.m. PT: Another giant-time trade, as the Baltimore Ravens send tight finish Hayden Hurst to Atlanta in change for the Falcons’ 2020 second and fifth-round draft selections, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Trade terms.🏈Atlanta gets: Tight end Hayden Hurst and Ravens’ 2020 4th-round select.🏈Baltimore gets: Falcons’ 2020 2nd-round select and Falcons 2020 5th-round choose.As it turns out, the Falcons’ fifth-round choose already has been sent to Jacksonville for Calais Campbell.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
10:58 a.m. PT: The Raiders have signed former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Scott Bair reports mentioning a source.

Using legitimate reporter-type terms, Former Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed on terms of a deal with the Raiders, in step with a league source.

As if his tweet wasn’t clean as day.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) March 16, 2020
pic.twitter.com/7YJF42CBu2— Nick Kwiatkoski (@nkwiatkoski27) March 16, 2020
10:32 a.m. PT: Blockbuster. DeAndre Hopkins is heading to the Cardinals, according to varied reports.
Framework of trade still being finalized, resources tell ESPN:🏈Cardinals get DeAndre Hopkins and a past due-round pick.🏈Texans get David Johnson and a 2nd-round select.Other alternatives involved, in spite of this Hopkins wanted a new deal that Arizona can provide.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
10:05 a.m. PT: The Cardinals have agreed to substitute strolling back David Johnson to the Texans, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Trade: Cardinals and Texans are agreeing to a substitute that will send David Johnson to Houston, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
9:45 a.m. PT: Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett says the 49ers are among a few groups expressing interest in his services, in step with ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Just were given off the phone with impending FA WR Phillip Dorsett. He told me, teams showing initial interest in him include the #NYJ, #SEA, #LAC, #SF, #LVR. He said, “I just want to come in and have a great chance to play and showcase how I can truly flourish as a player.”— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2020
9:37 a.m. PT: ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said the Cleveland Browns are closing in on tight finish Austin Hooper. Schefter were given note from Hooper, too. 
The Cleveland Browns are operating to close a deal on Austin Hooper, making him the game’s maximum paid tight end, in step with resource.

Other groups can swoop in overdue then again Browns the leader.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 16, 2020
Austin Hooper just now: “I’m totally leaning Cleveland. Unless anything comes up unexected, then no query Cleveland is the leader.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
9:25 a.m. PT: ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that the Raiders are among groups interested in cornerback Bryon Jones.
I’m told the #Dolphins, #Jets, #Raiders, #Eagles are among the clubs that have discussed attention in approaching unfastened agent CB Byron Jones, in line with source.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2020
9:13 a.m. PT: Rapoport stated the Minnesota Vikings used the franchise tag on protection Anthony Harris. 
From @NFLNetwork: The #Vikings franchise tag S Anthony Harris, keeping him from being loose.

pic.twitter.com/mivGE2vegt— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020
7:31 a.m. PT: NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported the Dallas Cowboys have located the specific rights franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott. 
The #Cowboys have located the franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott, as expected. It’s the unique tag.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020
7:19 a.m. PT: Schefter mentioned Derrick Henry is being franchise tagged through the Tennessee Titans.
Former Browns’ LB Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a 2-year, $16 million dollar deal with the Green Bay Packers, according to his organisation Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
6:19 a.m. PT: Schefter reported the Green Bay Packers and linebacker Christian Kirksey have agreed to a two-year agreement. 
Former Browns’ LB Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a 2-year, $16 million buck deal with the Green Bay Packers, in line with his business enterprise Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
5:33 a.m. PT: As formerly pronounced, Schefter says the Kansas City Chiefs are using the franchise tag on shielding lineman Chris Jones.
No surprise, but Chiefs are putting franchise tag on DT Chris Jones today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
5:22 a.m. PT: Schefter mentioned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are putting the franchise tag on area rusher Shaq Barrett.
Bucs placed franchise tag on Shaq Barrett, per resource.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
5:04 a.m. PT: ESPN’s Adam Schefter stated the New York Giants will use the franchise tag on protecting lineman Leonard Williams. 
Giants expected to vicinity tag today on defensive lineman Leonard Williams, according to source.

Giants want him back and unwilling to permit him leave.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020

Rachel S. Waters


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