Monday, March 13, 2017

NFL Free Agency Recap

By Katelin Marshall, @KatelinKnowsCLE

The NFL has been a crazy place the past few days. When the new league year began and number of players got paid big time, while others over-estimated their value. This article is just a recap of the "notable transactions" new league year after the first weekend.

San Fransisco 49ers:  
Signed: QB Matt Barkley, WR Pierre Garçon, WR Marquise Goodwin, K Robbie Gould, QB Brian Hoyer, FB Kyle Juszczyk, and LB Malcolm Smith.

Chicago Bears: 
Released QB Jay Cutler

Signed: WR Kendall Wright, DB Prince Amukamara, WR Markus Wheaton, QB Mike Glennon, DB Quintin Demps, and TE Dion Sims.

Cincinnati Bengals:
Re-signed CB Dre Kirkpatrick and WR Brandon LaFell

Buffalo Bills:
Signed: WR Philly Brown, LB Lorenzo Alexander, FB Patrick DiMarco, K Stephen Hauschka, S Micah Hyde, S Jordan Poyer, and FB Mike Tolbert.

Released S Corey Graham and S Aaron Williams. Agreed to terms with
Restructured QB Tyrod Taylor contract, and re-signed P Colton Schmidt.

Cleveland Browns: 
Released QB Robert Griffin III.

Signed G Joel Bitonio to a five-year contract extension.
Acquired Houston Texans' 2018 second-round pick, 2017 sixth-round pick and QB Brock Osweiler for Cleveland's 2017 fourth-round compensatory pick.
Claimed OL Marcus Martin off waivers from San Francisco.
Signed WR Kenny Britt, OL J.C. Tretter and OL Kevin Zeitler.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Signed WR DeSean Jackson and  DT Chris Baker.
Re-signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers and Safety Chris Conte.

Arizona Cardinals: 
Signed LB Karlos Dansby, K Phil Dawson, LB Chandler Jones, S Antonine Bethea, and C A.Q. Shipley.

Los Angeles Chargers: 
Signed Russell Okung OT and QB Kellen Clemens

Kansas City Chiefs:
Signed S Eric Berry and G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to contract extensions.

Indianapolis Colts:
Signed Jabaal Sheard OLB, John Simon OLB, and Jeff Locke Punter and signed Jack Doyle TE to a contract extension. 

Traded: Dwayne Allen TE to New England

Dallas Cowboys: 
Signed Nolan Carroll CB, Re-signed WR Terrence Williams 

Miami Dolphins:
Signed LB Lawrence Timmons and Safety Nate Allen  
Re-signed TE Anthony Fasano and WR Kenny Stills 
Acquired  TE Julius Thomas from Jacksonville and acquired DE William Hayes from Rams

Philadelphia Eagles:
Released DE Connor Barwin.

Signed G/C Stefen Wisniewski, G Chance Warmack, WR Alshon Jeffery, and WR Torrey Smith.

Atlanta Falcons:
Re-signed DT Courtney Upshaw and QB Matt Schaub

New York Giants:
Signed OL D.J. Fluker and WR Brandon Marshall

Jacksonville Jaguars:
Signed Barry Church S, Calais Campbell DL, and A.J. Bouye CB. LT Branden Albert acquired via trade from Miami.

New York Jets:
Signed PK Chandler Catanzaro and OT Kelvin Beachum.

Detroit Lions:
Signed G T.J. Lang and CB DJ Hayden.

Green Bay Packers:
Signed TE Lance Kendricks and TE Martellus Bennett Re-signed LB Nick Perry, T/G Don Barclay, and P Jacob Schum

Carolina Panthers:
Signed:  WR Charles Johnson, T Matt Kalil, CB Captain Munnerlyn, DE Julius Peppers, and S Mike Adams

New England Patriots:
Acquired WR Brandin Cooks in a trade with the New Orleans Saints, DL Kony Ealy in a trade with the Carolina Panthers and TE Dwayne Allen in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.
Signed CB Stephon Gilmore
Re-signed S Duron Harmon.

Oakland Raiders:
Signed Marshall Newhouse OT

Los Angeles Rams:
Signed Aaron Murray QB, Robert Woods WR, and Andrew Whitworth LT.

Baltimore Ravens:
Signed Brandon Williams NT and Danny Woodhead RB

Washington Redskins:
Kirk Cousins QB and Terrelle Pryor WR

New Orleans Saints:
Signed Ted Ginn Jr WR and Nick Fairly DT
Acquired 1st round pick from the Brandin Cooks trade.

Seattle Seahawks:
Signed Luke Joeckel OT

Pittsburgh Steelers:
Re-signed Landy Jones QB, and David Johnson TE.

Houston Texans:
Traded Quarterback Brock Oswieler to Cleveland
Re-Signed Shane Lechler P and Nick Novak K

Tennessee Titans:
Re-Signed Matt Cassel QB and Signed Logan Ryan CB

Minnesota Vikings:
Released Adrian Peterson RB

Signed OTs Rilet Reiff and Mike Remmers

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