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March 10

Redskins sign Terrelle Pryor
The Redskins finally found a replacement for the losses of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. While they’ll still have more work to do to fill the void of both of them, Pryor’s play making ability should definitely help.

Dolphins sign Lawrence Timmons
The Dolphins pulled a fast one on one of the Steelers best defensive players. And they did so by getting him for a two-year $12 million deal, with $11 million of it guaranteed.

Panthers sign Julius Peppers
The Carolina Panthers get back their old number second overall pick in Julius Peppers. He may not be the same player that he was when he left the Panthers back in 2010, but he’ll definitely be an upgrade.

March 9


Ravens sign Brandon Williams
After reportedly having high interest shown to him by the New York Giants, the Ravens didn’t wait much longer as they gave Williams 54 million reasons to remain a Raven.

Williams’ deal is expected to be a five-year, $54 million deal with $27.5 million of it guaranteed.

Jaguars sign CB A.J. Bouye
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Bouye agreed to a five-year $67.5 million deal. Bouye will join what should be an impressive secondary with Jalen Ramsey. Bouye turns 26 in August and Ramsey turns 23 in October, so the Jaguars don’t look like they’ll be worried about the cornerback position for a long time.

Bills sign DB Micah Hyde
The Bills signed the ex-Packer to a five-year $30 million deal with $14 million of it guaranteed.

Hyde comes to Buffalo from Green Bay, where the fifth-round defender piled up four sacks, eight picks, one forced fumble and five fumble recoveries over four campaigns with the Packers.

Falcons sign DE Jack Crawford
How many more defensive players will the Dallas Cowboys already depleted defense lose? The Falcons three-year deal worth reportedly $10.75 million takes another defensive lineman away from the Cowboys.

Seahawks sign OT Luke Joeckel

The former No. 2 overall pick didn’t live up to his draft status in four seasons with the Jaguars. From injuries to just poor play, it was time for the Jaguars to move on. His one-year deal with Seattle makes sense as Joeckel needs to truly prove his NFL worth.

Eagles sign WR Alshon Jeffery
After engaging in trade talks with the New Orleans Saints for Brandin Cooks and looking at Terrelle Pryor, the Eagles pulled the trigger on Alshon Jeffery. Now they didn’t go all in as they signed him to a one-year deal. But they did open up the check book as they gave him $14 million.

Paired up with Torrey Smith, who the Eagles also acquired this off-season, will both help the growth and development of the young Carson Wentz.

Texans trade Brock Osweiler to the Browns
The Houston Texans acquired fools gold last season when they went all in on Brock Osweiler. But somehow, someway they were able to ship him off to Cleveland.

Cleveland gets: Osweiler & his deal contract, a second-round pick in 2018 and a sixth-round pick this year.
Houston gets: A fourth-round pick this year and saves $10 million in salary-cap space and $16 million in cash.

Most importantly, this trade gives Houston the cap room to make a move for Tony Romo.

Titans agree to terms with S Johnathan Cyprien
The Tennessee Titans agreed to a deal with Cyprien who is staying in the AFC South, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. He’s a good upgrade at a position of need for the Titans. Don’t expect the Titans to be done with moves yet.

Cardinals sign S Antoine Bethea
The Arizona Cardinals are taking a bit of a risk here. At age 32, it’s questionable if he can be effective. But he’s no longer with the San Francisco 49ers and their dumpster fire of a mess, so maybe he’ll be able to turn it around.

Browns sign C J.C. Tretter
Imagine if they still had Alex Mack? Well they don’t. But Tretter helps fill that void and add that in with their decision to re-sign guard Joel Bitonio and that gives you a not so shabby offensive line. Still save your money and don’t take the Browns for your Super Bowl prop for next season.

Broncos agreed to terms with G Ronald Leary
It was clear that Leary was on his way out since he lost his starting job to La’el Collins. But it was just a matter of when. Is this a sign that Romo is on the way? No. But it’s definitely a good building block as the Broncos offensive line looked like a Victoria’s Secret model without makeup…bad.

Washington agreed to terms with DT Terrell McClain
Just when you thought Washington was losing everyone today, they were able to steal McClain from their divisional rival. McClain is being rewarded for this healthiest season in a long time.

Saints agree to terms with Tedd Ginn, Jr.
If the team does end up trading Brandin Cooks, and it sounds like they will, Ginn gives them another deep threat. Though he won’t be Cooks, Ginn added with Drew Brees of course should be enough to fill the void.

Rams sign WR Robert Woods
Woods is getting $39 million for a five-year deal with the Rams, with just $15 million guaranteed. A lot considering the fact that last year they gave Tavon Austin a $42 million contract, with $28.5 million guaranteed. That’s more than $80 million committed to a pair of role playing receivers, neither one of whom has topped 700 yards in a season. Mic drop.

Eagles and WR Torrey Smith agree to terms
It’s a three-year, $15 million deal, which for a veteran receiver is a clear cut steal for the Eagles. May end up being one of the biggest steals of the off-season.

Patriots agree to terms with CB Stephon Gilmore
Gilmore’s deal with the Patriots is expected to be a five-year $65 million deal. Staying in the AFC East, Gilmore knows his divisional opponents very well and on top of that he gets Bill Belichick and company.

Joining corner, Malcolm Butler in the secondary, the Patriots could have one of the best secondaries in the NFL going forward. However, there are reports of trade talks involving Butler for Cooks with the Saints.

Rams will sign LT Andrew Whitworth
The Rams needed help with their offensive line. So bad that they signed a 35-year old left tackle to a three-year, $36 million contract with $15 million guaranteed. Whitworth did make two All-Pro teams in his last two seasons, and has only missed two starts in his last eight years, but he’s 35-years old and isn’t getting any younger. He was the best left tackle available this year.

Buccaneers agree to terms with WR DeSean Jackson
Great, great sign. Three-years, $35 million with $20 million guaranteed is well worth it for Jackson. The Buccaneers had to make a move to compete with the Atlanta Falcons and this move definitely helps. Jackson paired up with Mike Evans is going to make Jameis Winston a happy man.

Browns will sign WR Kenny Britt
Shout out to Kenny Britt’s camp. Putting out a fake rumor that the Eagles were heavily interested to get more money. And sure enough the Cleveland Browns bit on the bait and signed Britt to a four-year, $32.5 million deal.

I’m not opposed to the signing as Britt did get his first 1,000 yard season of his career and did so with Case Keenum and Jared Goff throwing him the ball, so with Robert Griffin III as his quarterback things can only get better.

Bears expected to sign QB Mike Glennon
This is a great sign for the Bears, if they can finish it up of course. But a deal which is expected to be a three-year deal averaging almost $15 million per season is a win-win for both sides. For Glennon, this definitely is as he hasn’t really proved that he can be an everyday starting quarterback. As for the Bears, they should be taking anyone right now.

March 8

Giants sign WR Brandon Marshall
It’s not clear how long Marshall had this planned, but he wanted to swap jerseys in Met Life Stadium. And a two-year $12 million deal for the New York Giants is just an absolute steal.

The Giants will now pair Odell Beckham Jr. with another top ten wide receiver in Brandon Marshall. Oh and they still have a young talented wide out named Sterling Sheppard.

With the Giants looking at tight end Ryan Griffin too, the Giants passing game next season could be a scary one.

49ers agree to terms with…a ton
The 49ers did sign quarterback Brian Hoyer. Which for a team that before Hoyer had no quarterbacks on their roster, Hoyer is better than no one.

They then went after wide receivers, Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon. Goodwin, I view as more of a deep threat and more of a role player. As for Garcon, the contract speaks for itself; five-years, $47 million. A lot of money, but he’ll be worth it.

And then this one was interesting. They also went out and signed fullback Kyle Juszczyk. But not only did they sign him, but they made him the highest-paid fullback in NFL history at four years, $21 million. S-M-H.

Patriots acquire TE Dwayne Allen from the Colts
They didn’t have to but it made sense for the Patriots to fill the void on the departing Martellus Bennett. And only having to give up a fourth-round pick in exchange for Dwayne Allen and a sixth-round pick, this was a win for New England.

Allen looked good in Indianapolis and will only look better as Tom Brady will be his new quarterback.

The Bills sign Mike Tolbert and Patrick DiMarco.
Why did the Bills need to sign two fullbacks? Who knows. But at the end of the day, it is the Buffalo Bills so I guess it makes sense. DiMarco is more of a true fullback as he’s mostly a blocker, and the Bills committed $8.5 million for a four-year deal with him.

As for Tolbert, the Bills are giving him a trial run. Signing him to a one-year deal worth $1 million.

Jaguars agree to terms with S Barry Church and DE Calais Campbell.
Despite being swayed by Denver and expected to go there, Campbell decided to go to Jacksonville and not because of the beautiful weather. Nope, Campbell actually chose the Jaguars over the Broncos because, “Tom Coughlin is a winner, they brought in two other big free agents and they also have been drafting well the last few years,” Campbell told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “They are a young and hungry defense that I want to lead.”

Campbell’s deal will be a four-year, $60 million deal with $30 million of it guaranteed.

Despite losing Johnathan Cyprien, the Jaguars will replace him with safety Barry Church on a four-year deal reportedly worth more than $6 million per season.

Lions agree in principle with RT Ricky Wagner.
The Detroit Lions gave Wagner a deal that he couldn’t resist…literally. The Lions are expected to make Wagner the highest paid right tackle this off-season at $9 million person season.

Ravens agree to terms with S Tony Jefferson
Last year it was Eric Weddle. This year it’s Tony Jefferson. Four-years, $36 million is what the Ravens and Jefferson agreed on.

Panthers expected to sign LT Matt Kalil
Not only is being able to play on the same line as his brother a good thing about signing with Carolina for Matt Kalil. But a five-year, $55 million contract with $25 million of it guaranteed is another good reason. It’s the richest contract in free-agent history that Carolina has ever given to anyone who was not already a Panther so hopefully Kalil can live up to it.

Ravens agree to terms with RB Danny Woodhead
The deal is reportedly going to be a three-year deal. As far as the money that has yet to be released.

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