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NFL 2021 Free Agency Tracker: Live Updates on News, Rumors, Transfers and Trades

New faces in new places, NFL 2021 free agency is here.

While there is no Tom Brady this offseason, the whole bloodshed of NFL veterans due to the diminishing NFL salary space could lead to some impact players elsewhere this offseason. So far, we’ve seen Mitchell Schwartz, Eric Fisher, Janoris Jenkins, Kenny Vaccaro, Malcolm Butler and Emmanuel Sanders hit the market, with more pitches expected as teams resolve their cap situations heading into Wednesday.

FREE NFL AGENCY 2021: Top 50 Players Available Ranking

Monday marks the start of the NFL’s “legal manipulation” period, meaning that for the next three days until the official start of NFL free agency, agreements reached will be reported, but nothing official until Wednesday at 4 pm, the start of the new league. year. The franchise labels have already been placed, with the deadlines last Wednesday; Some notable names include Jets safety Marcus Maye, Saints DB Marcus Williams and wide receiver Allen Robinson.

Still, a kind of deep free agent is developing: offensive lineman Joe Thuney, wide receivers Kenny Golladay and JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith will make some teams very, very happy this season. come down.

Sporting News will be tracking all the latest transfers, trades and more rumors below as the ball drops into the new league year this week.

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NFL free agency news, transfer updates and trades

7 a. M. – The Crows signed guard Kevin Zeitler to a three-year, $ 22.5 million contract (by ESPN)

March 14

10 p. M. – The 49ers fullback re-signed Kyle juszczyk to a five-year, $ 27 million contract (by ESPN)

4:30 pm – The Packers Y Aaron Jones agreed to a four-year, $ 48 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jones was expected to hit the open market as the best free agent running back available, but will instead return to the Green Bay backfield with second-year player AJ Dillon.

NFL free agency rumors

Titans looking for a secondary makeover

Date: March 10th

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL network

It’s tougher news for NFL veterans, as veteran defensive backs Kenny Vaccaro and Malcolm Butler are reaching free agency, according to Rapoport. With the salary cap lowered by roughly $ 16 million heading into 2021, more veteran players with big checks are expected to hit the market.

Saints clearing cap space, planning to release notable names

Date: March 10th

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL network

The Saints, who are $ 31 million over the limit, have thrown a couple of notable names, with linebacker Kwon Alexander and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders both heading for free agency. Alexander is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, while Sanders is entering the twilight of his NFL career. Sanders had more than 700 receiving yards in 2020.

Allen Robinson gets second franchise label

Date: March 9

Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN

Bears standout wide receiver Allen Robinson snaps the franchise tag for the second straight season, abruptly ending any conversation about him as a free agent. The idea of ​​a tag-and-trade may still be in the works, but Chicago believes it wants to keep Robinson in the Bears uniform for the long haul.

Kenny Golladay heads to free agency

Date: March 9

Source: Tom Pelissero, NFL Network

In something of a surprise, Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay appears to be hitting the market, according to Pelissero. Golladay is coming off an injury-shortened 2020 season, but has 1,000-yard seasons in both 2018 and 2019.

Bud Dupree may have a new team in 2021

Date: March 9

Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN

After an 8 1/2 sack season, Dupree played the franchise tag and will not get it again in 2021, according to Schefter. Dupree is one of the preeminent passing backs to reach free agency this year.

Chris Godwin receives the label

Date: March 9

Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN

Possibly the best receiver scheduled to hit the market in 2021, Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin will receive the franchise tag, according to Schefter. Godwin is one of the key free agent trio for the Bucs this offseason, with defenders Shaq Barrett and Lavonte David coming to market as well.

Dak Prescott is going nowhere

Date: March 8

Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL network

Months of Dallas brass telling the world that Dak prescott will be the Cowboys’ quarterback in 2021 appears to be closer to reality, with the franchise tag to be affixed to Prescott. The two parties will have until July 15 to close a long-term agreement.

Washington considers franchise label on Scherff

Date: March 8

Source: Tom Pelissero, NFL Network (NFL now)

Washington is considering putting the franchise label on guard Brandon scherff once again, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Scherff is slated to be one of the top two shooting guards available on the free agent market, along with Patriots guard Joe Thuney.

Lions receive calls for backup QBs

Date: 7 of March

Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN

The Lions are getting calls to the backup quarterback Chase Daniel by reports. Daniel could be considered for a mentor-type role for a new team. Detroit is waiting to make its trade for QB Jared Goff official.

Top NFL Free Agents by Position

Here’s a list of the top NFL free agents still available, as ranked by SN’s Vinnie Iyer:


  1. Jameis Winston, Santos
  2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins
  3. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
  4. Andy Dalton, jeans
  5. Alex Smith, Washington
  6. Tyrod Taylor, Chargers
  7. Jacoby Brissett, Colts


  1. Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
  2. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  3. Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
  4. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
  5. James Conner, Steelers
  6. Mike davis, panthers
  7. James White, Patriots
  8. Le’Veon Bell, Chiefs
  9. Todd Gurley, Falcons
  10. Tevin Coleman, 49ers
  11. Duke Johnson, Texans

Wide receivers

  1. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  2. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  3. Will Fuller, Texans
  4. Corey Davis, Titans
  5. Marvin Jones Jr., Lions
  6. Curtis Samuel, Panthers
  7. Nelson Agholor, Raiders
  8. Antonio Brown, Buccaneers
  9. TY Hilton, Colts
  10. AJ Green, Bengals
  11. Sammy Watkins, bosses
  12. Keelan Cole, Jaguars
  13. Adam Humphries, Titans
  14. Danny Amendola, Lions
  15. Breshad Perriman, Jets
  16. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  17. Golden Tate, Giants
  18. DeSean Jackson, Eagles

Tight ends

  1. Hunter Henry, Chargers
  2. Jonnu Smith, Titans
  3. Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
  4. Gerald Everett, Rams
  5. Jared Cook, saints
  6. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
  7. Tyler Eifert, Jaguars
  8. Josh Hill, Santos

Offensive tackles

  1. Trent Williams, 49ers
  2. Alejandro Villanueva, Steelers
  3. Russell Okung, Panthers
  4. Eric Fisher, bosses
  5. Mitchell Schwartz, Chiefs
  6. Cameron Fleming, Giants
  7. Bobby Massie, Bears
  8. Kelvin Beachum, Cardinals
  9. Matt Feiler, Steelers


  1. Joe Thuney, Patriots
  2. Lane Taylor, Packers
  3. Gabe Jackson, Raiders
  4. James Carpenter, Falcons
  5. Richie Incognito, Raiders


  1. Corey Linsley, Packers
  2. David Andrews, Patriots
  3. Austin Reiter, Chiefs
  4. Alex Mack, Falcons
  5. Nick Martin, jeans

Defensive tackles

  1. Shelby Harris, Broncos
  2. Dalvin Tomlinson, Giants
  3. Sheldon Rankins, Saints
  4. Ndamukong Suh, Buccaneers
  5. Tyrone Crawford, cowboys
  6. Jurrell Casey, Broncos
  7. Henry Anderson, Jets

Edge runners

  1. Shaquil Barrett, Buccaneers
  2. Melvin Ingram, Chargers
  3. Bud Dupree, Steelers
  4. Matthew Judon, Ravens
  5. Yannick Ngakuoe, Ravens
  6. Jadeveon Clowney, Titans
  7. Carl Lawson, Bengals
  8. Leonard Floyd, Rams
  9. Trey Hendrickson, Santos
  10. Haason Reddick, Cardinals
  11. Justin Houston, Colts
  12. Aldon Smith, cowboys
  13. Romeo Okwara, Lions
  14. Carlos Dunlap, Seahawks
  15. Takk McKinley, Falcons
  16. Adrian Clayborn, Browns


  1. Jayon Brown, Titans
  2. Denzel Perryman, Chargers
  3. KJ Wright, Seahawks


  1. Richard Sherman, 49ers
  2. Troy Hill, rams
  3. William Jackson III, Bengals
  4. Desmond King II, Titans
  5. Mike Hilton, Steelers
  6. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
  7. Shaquill Griffin, Seahawks
  8. Quinton Dunbar, Seahawks
  9. Xavier Rhodes, Colts
  10. Ronald Darby, Washington
  11. Jason Verrett, 49ers
  12. Mackensie Alexander, Bengals
  13. Brian Poole, Jets
  14. Chidobe Awuzie, jeans
  15. Nickell Robey-Coleman, Eagles
  16. Breshaud Breeland, Chiefs
  17. Cameron Sutton, Steelers
  18. K’Waun Williams, 49ers
  19. Gareon Conley, Texans
  20. AJ Bouye, Broncos
  21. Buster Skrine, Bears
  22. Justin Coleman, Lions


  1. Anthony Harris, Vikings
  2. John Johnson III, Rams
  3. Malik Hooker, Colts
  4. Keanu Neal, Falcons
  5. Jaquiski Tartt, 49ers
  6. Xavier Woods, cowboys
  7. Ricardo Allen, Falcons
  8. Tre Boston, Panthers
  9. Lamarcus Joyner, Raiders


  1. Zane Gonzalez, Cardinals
  2. Ryan Succop, Buccaneers
  3. Matt Prater, Lions
  4. Dustin Hopkins, Washington
  5. Stephen Gostkowski, Titans
  6. Cody Parkey, Browns
  7. Randy Bullock, Bengals
  8. Nick Folk, Patriots
  9. Dan Bailey, Vikings


  1. Kevin Huber, Bengals
  2. Pat O’Donnell, Bears
  3. Jordan Berry, Steelers
  4. Andy Lee, Cardinals
  5. Matt Haack, Dolphins
  6. Thomas Morstead, Santos

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