2020 NFL free agency tracker: News, analysis, and rumors

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The 2020 NFL free agency class is loaded, as several quarterbacks, wide receivers, cornerbacks and other impact players are set to hit the open market.

NBC Sports Washington has you covered with all the latest news, rumors and analysis as one of the wildest weeks of the offseason unfolds. Bookmark, star, favorite this page -- you won't regret it.

March 17

11:07 a.m. Backup QB Chase Daniel has agreed to a three-year deal worth $13.05 million with the Detroit Lions, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

10:57 a.m. The Carolina Panthers and QB Cam Newton are seeking a trade, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team confirmed the news.

10:43 a.m. Emmanuel Ogbah and the Miami Dolphins have struck a two-year deal worth $15 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

10:18 a.m. Quarterback Drew Brees will almost certainly end his career in New Orleans. Brees has agreed to a two-year deal worth $50 million to stay with the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

9:43 a.m. Free agent defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is headed to the desert. Phillips will sign a three-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

8:44 a.m. In perhaps the biggest news of free agency thus far, Patriots legend Tom Brady announces on his social media that he will not be returning to New England next season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Chargers appear to be Brady's biggest suitors, although a decision is not likely to be made on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

8:27 a.m. Backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld has agreed on a one-year contract to remain in Philadelphia, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

12:23 a.m. Cornerback Jimmy Ward will re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan. The deal is three-years and worth $28.5 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

12:20 a.m. Linebacker Blake Martinez is headed to the NFC East. The New York Giants have signed the linebacker to a three-year, $30 million deal, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

March 16

11:40 p.m. The Houston Texans make another move at the wide receiver position, signing Randall Cobb to a three-year, $27 million contract. The contract has $18.75 million in guaranteed money, according to James Jones of NFL Network.

11:21 p.m. Kendall Fuller is coming back to Washington, as the Redskins have signed the cornerback to a four-year deal worth roughly $40 million, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.

11:18 p.m. The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a three-year deal with defensive lineman Mario Addison, according to ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques.

10:57 p.m. The top wideout in this year's free agent class is off the board. Amari Cooper has struck a five-year deal to remain in Dallas, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is worth $100 million with $60 million guaranteed.

10:33 p.m. TRADE! Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been shipped to Buffalo in exchange for four draft picks, including a 2020 first-rounder. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news.

10:06 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks are retaining defensive lineman Jarran Reed, signing him to a two-year deal worth $23.5 million, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports.

9:43 p.m. The Raiders are adding some competition into their quarterback room, as the team plans to sign former Titans signal-caller Marcus Mariota, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

9:37 p.m. Free agent linebacker Jamie Collins lands with his old defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in Detroit. The Lions are signing Collins to a three-year deal worth $30 million with $18 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

9:26 p.m. The Texans are bringing back backup quarterback A.J. McCarron, the quarterback announced on his social media.

9:11 p.m. Former Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant has agreed to a three-year deal worth $30 million with the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

8:15 p.m. Former Browns safety Eric Murray has reached a three-year deal with the Texans up to $20.25 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

8:01 p.m. Former Steelers defensive lineman Javon Hargrave has agreed to a three-year deal with the Eagles worth $39 million with $26 million guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

8:01 p.m. The Dolphins continue to make splashes in free agency. Former Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy has agreed to a four-year, $51 million deal with Miami, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

7:42 p.m. Tight end Jimmy Graham is staying in the NFC East. Graham has agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million with the Chicago Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

7:34 p.m. Juston Burris has agreed to a two-year deal worth $8 million with the Carolina Panthers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

7:20 p.m. Former Rams defensive end Michael Brockers has agreed to a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is worth $30 million with $21 guaranteed.

6:51 p.m. Free agent cornerback Byron Jones has signed a lucrative five-year, $75 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

6:43 p.m. Cornerback James Bradberry is headed to the NFC East, but not Washington. Bradberry has agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with the Giants, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

6:23 p.m. The Titans have re-signed offensive tackle Dennis Kelly to a three-year, $21 million deal, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

6:03 p.m. Offensive tackle Graham Glasgow has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Denver Broncos, according to his agency. $25 million is guaranteed.

5:31 p.m. The Cleveland Browns have signed former Redskins QB Case Keenum to a three-year deal worth $18 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

5:22 p.m. Former Eagles OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai has agreed to a five-year, $50 million deal with the Detroit Lions, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

5:03 p.m. The Cleveland Browns continue to make splashes in free agency, signing right tackle Jack Conklin to a three-year deal worth $42 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. $30 million is fully guaranteed.

4:08 p.m. The Redskins have re-signed linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year, $6.6 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

4:03 p.m. TRADE AND DEAL! The 49ers have shipped All-Pro DL DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Buckner has agreed to an extension that will pay him $21 million annually.

4:00 p.m. The Vikings and punter Britton Colquitt reached agreement on 3-year, $9M extension that includes $5M guaranteed, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

3:15 p.m. Jason Pierre-Paul has agreed to a two-year deal worth $27 million to stay in Tampa Bay, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

2:28 p.m. The Miami Dolphins are signing defensive end Shaq Lawson to a three-year, $30 million contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

2:24 p.m. TRADE! The Baltimore Ravens have traded tight end Hayden Hurst and a fourth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round and a fifth-round pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

1:58 p.m. Free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkowski tweets that he has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.

1:16 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers have locked up defensive lineman Arik Armstead on a massive five-year, $85 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

1:07 p.m. TRADE! The Arizona Cardinals have acquired standout wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick from the Houston Texans in exchange for running back David Johnson and a second-round pick. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

1:01 p.m. Ereck Flowers cashes in with a three-year, $30 million deal with the Miami Dolphins. The contract has $19.95 million guaranteed, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

12:39 p.m. The top tight end on the market, Austin Hooper, is headed to Cleveland on a four-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

12:01 p.m. The Buffalo Bills have re-signed guard Quinton Spain to a three-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

11:50 a.m. In a surprise move, the Minnesota Vikings have franchise tagged stud safety Anthony Harris, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

11:27 a.m. The New England Patriots have placed the franchise tag on guard Joe Thuney, according to Mike McCartney.

11:17 a.m. The Arizona Cardinals have placed the transition tag on running back Kenyan Drake, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Drake as acquired in a midseason trade from the Miami Dolphins a year ago.

10:59 a.m. The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with former Lions right tackle Rick Wagner, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

10:33 a.m. The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a three-year extension with fullback C.J. Ham, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

10:31 a.m. The Dallas Cowboys have placed the exclusive franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott, meaning no other team is allowed to sign him. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news.

10:28 a.m. The Cincinnati Bengals have franchise tagged stud wide receiver A.J. Green, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

10:25 a.m. The Minnesota Vikings have signed QB Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension worth $66 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. $61 million is guaranteed at signing.

10:19 a.m. As expected, the Tennessee Titans have placed the franchise tag on the 2019 NFL's leading rusher, Derrick Henry, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

9:38 a.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers have franchise tagged pass rusher Bud Dupree, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

9:19 a.m. The Green Bay Packers have signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey to a two-year, $16 million deal, according to his agency. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first to report the news.

8:33 a.m. To no surprise, the Kansas City Chiefs have franchise tagged pass rusher Chris Jones, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

8:22 a.m. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed the franchise tag on pass rusher Shaq Barrett, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Barrett led the NFL in sacks with 19.5 in 2019.

8:04 a.m. The New York Giants are expected to place the franchise tag on defensive lineman Leonard Williams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Giants acquired Williams from their crosstown rival Jets at the trade deadline a season ago.

March 15

7:17 p.m. Safety Devin McCourty has agreed to a two-year, $23 million contract to stay in New England, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $17 million guaranteed and allows him to continue playing alongside his twin brother, Jason.

6:50 p.m. The NFL sent out a memo to all 32 teams that free agency and the new league year will proceed as scheduled, despite concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.

5:55 p.m. Cornerback Bradley Roby is staying in Houston. The two sides have agreed to a three-year deal worth $36 million, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and Mike Garafolo.

12:35 p.m. The Ravens acquired DE Calais Campbell from the Jaguars in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport then tweeted that Campbell and the Ravens were close on a two-year, $27 million deal with $20 million guaranteed.

1:33 p.m. The Colts are keeping their vaunted offensive line together, signing LT Anthony Castonzo to two-year, $33 million extension, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 

2:33 p.m. QB Ryan Tannehill and the Titans reached an agreement on a four-year deal worth $118 million with $91 million in total guarantees, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

March 14

2:50 p.m. The Washington Redskins have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on right guard Brandon Scherff, the team announced.

8:38 a.m. Return specialist and wide receiver DeAnthony Thomas will return to Baltimore on a one-year deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter announced.

March 13

10:02 p.m. Longtime special teams standout Matthew Slator is staying in New England. Slator agreed to a two-year deal with an annual salary of $2.6 million, ESPN's Field Yates reported.

9:08 p.m. The New York Giants have re-signed linebacker David Mayo on a three-year extension, according to The Athletic NYC's Dan Duggan. The deal is worth $8.4 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

8:50 p.m. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has agreed to a three-year extension with the Chicago Bears, the team announced. The deal could be worth as much as $24 million, according to The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

1:38 p.m. The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons, the team announced. Broncos GM John Elway said in a statement the sides continue to work towards a long-term deal.

1:24 p.m. Tight end Hunter Henry has been franchise tagged by the Los Angeles Chargers, the team announced.

12:25 p.m. Matthew Judon has been franchise tagged by the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced. Judon was tagged as an outside linebacker, despite playing most of his snaps as a defensive end.

March 10

12:37 p.m. Kicker news! The Texans have re-signed Kai'mi Fairbairn to a four-year, $17.5 million deal that includes $9 million guaranteed at signing, according to ESPN's Mike Garafolo.

11:02 a.m. The Browns have released linebacker Christian Kirksey, the team announced on Tuesday. Cleveland will save over $6 million in cap space by releasing the linebacker.

11:00 a.m. The Panthers have signed quarterback Kyle Allen to a one-year extension, Carolina announced on Tuesday. Allen was expected to be an exclusive rights free agent. 

9:18 a.m. The NFL has announced the franchise tag deadline will be moved to 11:59 a.m. on Monday, March 16. The legal tampering period between teams and free agents begins one minute later.

8:26 a.m. After an incredible 13-year career, Ravens guard Marshal Yanda has decided to retire. The team will hold a press conference on March 11 to formally announce the move.

March 9

4:39 p.m. The Las Vegas Raiders have released linebacker Tahir Whitehead, clearing $6 million in cap space ahead of free agency.

12:13 p.m. Dak Prescott will be a Cowboy in 2020 one way or another, but the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term deal. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, Dallas offered the quarterback a contract that would pay him $33 million per season, one that Prescott declined.

10:35 a.m. The New York Jets have informed cornerback Trumaine Johnson that he will be released in the coming days, according to Manish Metha of the New York Daily News. Johnson's $11 million salary would have become fully guaranteed on the third day of the new league year.

7:01 a.m. Former Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Buffalo Bills, reuniting with his former Panthers' defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. Norman was released by Washington in February, getting rid of the $15 million he was supposed to make in 2020. 

March 6

5:46 p.m. The Saints plan to place a first-round tender on restricted free agent Taysom Hill, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. New Orleans plans to re-sign the all-purpose QB.

2:00 p.m. The Chargers have inked a running back to a long-term extension, and it's not Melvin Gordon. Los Angeles has agreed to a four-year, $24.5 million extension with Austin Ekeler, including $15 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ekeler had a career-year in 2019, finishing with a career-high in receptions and total touchdowns.

March 5

10:01 a.m. Longtime Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters will hit the open market come free agency, the team announced. Philadelphia stated they will continue conversating with the nine-time Pro Bowler as both parties evaluate their options.

March 4

5:45 p.m. Another trade! The Carolina Panthers have shipped five-time Pro Bowler Trai Turner to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.

March 3

3:46 p.m. Trade alert! The Broncos have acquired Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Similar to the Alex Smith trade from 2018, the trade cannot be processed until the new league year begins on Wednesday, March 18.

March 2

8:03 a.m. There's a conflict of interest in Jacksonville. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Jaguars plan to franchise tag pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, but moments later the defensive end tweeted he has no interest in resuming his career in Jacksonville.

March 1

1:01 p.m. The Cincinnati Bengals plan to franchise tag Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano. Green missed all of the 2019 season with a foot injury he suffered in training camp.

Feb. 27

12:24 p.m. The Chiefs are planning to use the franchise tag on defensive lineman Chris Jones if the two sides cannot work out a long-term deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Feb. 26

11:08 a.m. There's a new free agent linebacker available. The New York Giants have released linebacker Alec Ogletree, shedding $10 million in salary ahead of free agency. Ogletree was a team captain both seasons he was with the Giants. Linebacker Kareem Martin was also released as well.

Feb. 25

1:58 p.m. Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons will be staying in Denver for the 2020 season, one way or another. Broncos general manager John Elway stated the team would franchise tag the soon-to-be free agent if the two sides could not work out a long-term deal.

11:10 a.m. Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper is expected to test the open market in free agency, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has not ruled out a return, however.

Feb. 22

6:34 p.m.: The Green Bay Packers and kicker Mason Crosby have agreed to a three-year, $12.9 million deal.

2:08 p.m. Danny Amendola is staying in the Motor City. The wideout has inked a one-year deal to stay with the Detroit Lions, the team announced.

1:23 p.m. Former Redskins first-round pick Josh Doctson has signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets. Doctson spent the first three seasons of his career in Washington before being released during final roster cuts in 2019. He spent the 2019 season with the Minnesota Vikings, but appeared in just one game.

 

2020 NFL free agency tracker: News, analysis, and rumors originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington