2023 nfl free agency officially begins on March 15 at 4 p.m. ET, coinciding with the start of the new league year. However, teams and free agents can begin agreeing terms on new deals before officially signing them. The negotiating window begins Monday at noon ET. We’re tracking all the activity, including free agent signings, notable trades, cap-saving releases and more.
First, some quarterback updates: derek carr is already a new house, geno smith And daniel jones have re-signed with their respective teams, and Aaron RodgersThe status is still up in the air. Meanwhile, the free agent class is loaded with offense playmakers (Dalton Schultz, jacobi meyers And Jimmy Garoppolo) and defense (javon hargrave, Jordan Poir And james bradberry,
How much excitement awaits at the deadline? Which teams will be the most active? Who will be the next star to sign with a new team? And which player on the open market will be the next to break the bank with a huge new contract? Follow it throughout March with the most recent updates at the top.
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Wednesday, March 8
arizona cardinals wide receiver released Robbie Anderson selected, The move would save Arizona $12 million in cap space.
jacksonville jaguars Cornerback Shaquille Griffin was cut in a move that would save $13.15 million.
Sources: Cowboys working on bringing back OT Smith
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, dallas cowboys Working on a resolution to bring in an eight-time Pro Bowler Tyrone Smith back for a 13th season, which may include a renegotiated contract. Smith is due $13.6 million in the final year of his contract.
Who represents the best match for each team? Our friends at Football Outsiders suggest an important free agent signing for All 32.
Minnesota arrived on a mission at the NFL combine, at least when it came to the media portion of the event. In addition to discussing the hiring of defensive coordinator Brian Flores and a host of impending salary cap cuts, team leaders were determined to express how much they love the receiver. Justin Jefferson As Negotiations for a contract extension loom,
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Tuesday, March 7
Multiple team sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that the Dolphins will not pursue Lamar Jackson or any other starting QB this off-season. As a source said, “Mike firmly believes that Tua is the perfect fit for his system.”
new york giants The quarterback has agreed to a four-year, $160 million deal daniel jonessources told ESPN, and has used its non-exclusive franchise tag on the star running back saquon barkley,
The Giants made the move just before the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday for NFL teams to use their franchise and transition tags.
Sources told ESPN’s Jordan Ranan that Jones would make $82 million guaranteed upon signing as part of the deal, which also includes up to $35 million in incentives. Barkley will earn $10.091 million in 2023 under a non-exclusive franchise tender.
According to ESPN’s Diana Russini, the atlanta falcons won’t chase the QB lamar jackson,
defensive end frank clarkThe third-place finisher on the all-time NFL postseason sack leaders list was released by Kansas City on Tuesday.
atlanta falcons franchise-tagging not RT caleb mcgarry, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. One of the top offensive linemen available is set to hit free agency.
Baltimore Ravens QB carries non-exclusive franchise tag of $32.41 million lamar jackson, He is now free to negotiate with other teams, but the Ravens have the right to match any offer sheet he signs or take two first-round picks in exchange. The Ravens and Jackson have until July 17 to reach a long-term deal.
tampa bay buccaneers left tackle is released Donovan Smith, The Bucs would save $7.95 million against their salary cap by releasing him.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, miami dolphins cornerback is informed byron jones that he would be released on March 15 and would have an opportunity to enter free agency. The Dolphins are expected to designate him for a cut after June 1, saving $13.6 million against Miami’s salary cap.
new york jets have talked to green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers According to sources this week about a possible trade for the four-time MVP. The sources said some of those talks were expected to take place on Tuesday, but it was not clear as of Tuesday morning whether they would result in trade.
atlanta falcons sprinter lorenzo carter He is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Falcons after being the most productive player last season, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.
Monday, March 6
geno smith And this Seattle Seahawks They are finalizing a three-year, $105 million contract, sources told ESPN on Monday. Sources said the deal includes $52 million in the first year.
las vegas raiders Running back is using his franchise tag josh jacobs, He finished the 2022 season with career highs in rushing yards (1,653) and carries (340).
Head and Defensive End frank clarkAgent Eric Burkhart was unable to find common ground on a reworked deal during several negotiations in the Alliance, and it is now expected that Kansas City will release him. Clarke ranks third on the all-time NFL postseason sack leaders list.
jacksonville jaguars officially placed his franchise tag on tight end evan engram, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Engram led the team’s tight ends in yardage (766), touchdowns (4) and receptions (73).
kansas city chiefs Won’t be a franchise-tagging left tackle Orlando Brown Jr.a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Brown is set to become a free agent.
the former atlanta falcons receiver, now with jacksonville jaguarsis back in the NFL after a year of being Suspended,
Cowboys will use second round draft on restricted free agent right tackle Terence Steele ($4.3 million), as others have reported, and will not tender to RB Rico Dowdle, Dallas would like to sign Steele, who is ahead of schedule on rehab from an ACL/MCL injury, according to Stephen Jones.
dallas cowboys Has put his franchisee tag on the run back Tony Pollard, it is guaranteed $10.09 million for 2023 under the tag. Pollard had sprained his ankle and was surgery in January But he’s expected to be 100 percent before training camp.
East las vegas raiders Quarterback derek carr signing with new orleans saintssources told ESPN’s Diana Russini on Monday. The Saints, who finished 7–10 last season, were among three teams that new york jets And carolina panthersAfter pursuing Carr for several weeks the Raiders allowed the veteran quarterback to talk to the teams to possibly facilitate a trade.
rams Expected to be released outside linebacker Leonard Floyd If they can’t trade him first, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Floyd has a cap hit of $22 million in 2023. If the Rams cut him before June 1, they would spend $19 million in dead money in 2023 and save only $3 million in salary-cap space.
minnesota vikings released veteran linebacker Eric Kendricks on Mondays when they work under the salary cap. Kendrick, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL career with the Vikings, who selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft. Last season he started all 17 games and had 137 tackles to lead the team.
Sunday, March 5
We asked ESPN NFL insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler to empty their notebooks from their week in Indianapolis. They entered the quarterback market — including the latest derek carr, daniel jones, geno smith, lamar jackson And Aaron Rodgers Free agent sleeper and some draft risers.
new york jets left tackle duane brownThe 37-year-old five-time Pro Bowl selection, who recently had surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff, has decided to return for his 17th season, his agent Kennard McGuire told ESPN on Sunday. told.
Last week’s top news
new England Patriots informed the veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer League sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday about their intention to release him before the start of free agency.
las vegas raiders Planning To Use The Franchise Tag On The Reigning NFL Rushing Champion josh jacobs For the 2023 season, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The franchise tag for the running back for the 2023 season would be $10.09 million.
at the end of the season, Baltimore Ravens General manager Eric DeCosta said “it takes two to tango” when asked about the prospects of a deal with the quarterback. lamar jackson this year. Ravens defensive end calis campbell said this week that Jackson is a willing dance partner.
jacksonville jaguars Tight end expected to retain franchise tag evan engram, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. The tight end franchise tag is $11.345 million.
los angeles chargers General manager Tom Telesco ended speculation Wednesday that the organization could move on from the 10-year veteran wide receiver Keenan Allen This off season.
“Keenan Allen isn’t going anywhere,” Telesco told reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Cincinnati Bengals Loudly tell the rest of the NFL that wide receiver t higgins Trading is not on the block.
During their annual session at the NFL Scouting Combine, team executive Duke Tobin refuted any notion that the team might be interested in shopping the standout receiver this off-season. The team’s longtime director of player personnel said that the teams had not made any offers, and that if they did, trading Higgins was not a consideration.
new york giants Are “Cautiously Optimistic” That They Can Reach Long-Term Deals With Quarterbacks daniel jones and running back saquon barkley, who are both set to become free agents and are also candidates for the franchise tag. Barkley’s future remains more uncertain, but Giants general manager Joe Scion reiterated Tuesday that Jones will be back in some capacity — whether under a new deal or tag.
tampa bay buccaneers running back release plan Leonard Fournette, a key contributor to their Super Bowl LV victory. A source told ESPN the move would happen ahead of the start of the new league year on March 15.
atlanta falcons quarterback released Marcus Mariota Tuesday to clear up salary cap space and move on from a player who lost his starting spot.
washington commanders quarterback released carson wentz In a move that was long expected. The move saved Washington $26.176 million on the salary cap this offseason. Wentz had two years left on his contract but no guaranteed money.