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Annual Free Agency Signings Thread 2020

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  • #31
    Originally posted by broncosteven View Post

    I am surprised John didn't jump all over that. I would have loved to have Campbell even if it is only for a couple years.
    I figure they discussed that. The breaking point was probably Campbell wanting a new contract after the trade with 2 years guaranteed money.


    • #32
      ATL release RB Freeman.


      • #33
        Hooper to Cleveland.


        • #34
          Originally posted by Zerovoltz View Post
          Hooper to Cleveland.

          Is he worth being highest paid TE, or does he benefit from the weak TE draft class a bit?


          • #35
            Originally posted by sgbfan View Post

            Is he worth being highest paid TE, or does he benefit from the weak TE draft class a bit?

            New HC Stefanski ran the LEAST 3 WR sets in the NFL last season with MIN. He ran a TON of 2RB, 2TE now he has the 2 TE's to do that with in Cleveland.


            • #36
              G/T Ereck Flowers.....who SUCKS....3 years 30 mil to Miami...WTF.


              • #37
                Will Houston get a pick to take on the contract?


                • #38
                  Originally posted by sgbfan View Post
                  Will Houston get a pick to take on the contract?

                  Hopkins just traded to AZ.


                  • #39
                    Originally posted by socalorado View Post

                    Hopkins just traded to AZ.


                    • #40
                      Originally posted by socalorado View Post

                      Hopkins just traded to AZ.
                      Well... 1 less WR team early, 1 more team likely to take OT.


                      • #41
                        49ers re-signed DL Arik Armstead to a five-year, $85 million contract.

                        San Francisco has been "working on" a deal for weeks and made him one of their offseason priorities, deservedly so after setting career-highs in sacks (10.0), quarterback hits (18), and tackles for loss (11) last season. It's taken some time to develop, but Armstead looks like the perfect complement to Nick Bosa on the defensive line for years to come. This five-year deal will take him through his age-31 season.

                        Texans acquired RB David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-rounder from the Cardinals in exchange for DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round selection.

                        Dolphins agreed to terms with OL Ereck Flowers on a three-year, $30 million contract.

                        The deal reportedly includes $19.95 million guaranteed. A titanic bust since entering the league as the No. 9 overall pick of the 2015 draft, Flowers partially rehabbed his value with the Redskins last season but not to the degree that he should be getting $20 million guaranteed. The Dolphins must adore what they saw on tape. Flowers is still arguably an upgrade for a line that ranked 32nd and 29th, respectively, in adjusted line yards per rush and adjusted sack rate (Football Outsiders) last season, but this has the feel of a massive overpay.

                        Steelers released LB Mark Barron.

                        The move frees up $5.25 million in cap space after Barron signed a "two-year, $12 million" contract last March. Barron made nine starts in 2019, alternating between the middle and weak-side. He notched three sacks and an interception. Barron is still a perfectly competent, versatile player.


                        • #42
                          Browns agreed to terms with TE Austin Hooper, formerly of the Falcons.

                          Both ESPN and NFL Network report the deal will make Hooper the highest-paid tight end in the league. It's reportedly for four years and $44 million. Not including Hunter Henry's franchise tag, Travis Kelce's $9.368 million per season made him the previous highest paid. Hooper is a strong pass catcher and decent blocker, but it's a somewhat surprising allocation of resources from the Browns, who already have one of the league's pre-eminent chain movers in Jarvis Landry and have invested a ton of money in their skill corps. Either way, a solid player is a solid player, and a lack of weapons will not be a 2020 excuse for Baker Mayfield. Landry and Odell Beckham's presence will make it difficult for Hooper to repeat last year's TE6 finish by total points in PPR leagues.

                          Vikings placed the franchise tag on SS Anthony Harris.

                          This comes as a surprise given Minnesota's cap issues. The Vikings cleared money by extending Kirk Cousins and releasing Xavier Rhodes and Linval Joseph last week, allowing them to fit Harris for now. It's possible Harris is shopped in a tag-and-trade situation. Harris would make $11 million under the tag if he stays put.

                          Patriots placed the franchise tag on LG Joe Thuney.

                          The tag is worth $15.957 million for offensive linemen, making it an unusual move for the Patriots. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hints Bill Belichick could have a trade in mind, though he is surely open to keeping a player who operated near an All-Pro level in 2019. Thuney has not surrendered a sack in over two seasons and has never missed a start since entering the league as the No. 78 overall pick in 2016.

                          Steelers released LB Anthony Chickillo.

                          The move saves the Steelers $5 million against the cap. Chickillo spent a week on the Commissioner's Exempt List in October, but ultimately had charges dropped in regards to a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. The former sixth-round pick played in 65 games since joining the Steelers in 2015, although he was mostly used in a reserve role on defense. Chickillo will turn 28 in December and could have some interest on the open market as a depth piece at linebacker.

                          Cardinals placed transition tag on RB Kenyan Drake.

                          The transition tag guarantees the Cardinals the right of first refusal to match any offer the player may make with another team. Drake is expected to earn around $8.5 million. The move will almost assuredly keep Drake in Arizona for the 2020 season. He was nothing short of spectacular after being traded from Miami halfway through the 2019 season, racking up 814 total yards and eight scores in just eight games with the Cardinals. Drake is fully expected to work ahead of David Johnson next season, although it wouldn't be surprising to see a committee of some sorts.


                          • #43
                            Giants placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent Aldrick Rosas.

                            He'll make a $3.3 million salary. Rosas took a step back last year, converting 71 percent of his field goals, though he had just 17 attempts. The Giants saw enough to keep him around for at least another year. It won't be surprising if Rosas faces competition in training camp.

                            Packers signed RT Rick Wagner to a two-year, $11 million contract.

                            Wagner was released by Detroit a few days ago and was quickly linked to the Packers. His signing likely means Bryan Bulaga's days in Green Bay are over, as Wagner will take over his duties on the offensive line. Wagner provided Matthew Stafford serviceable protection up until his career-worst season in 2019. He'll be looking to rebound in a new environment this fall.

                            Browns placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent RB Kareem Hunt.

                            The second-round tender lands Hunt $2.914 million this upcoming year and ensures the Browns another Day 2 selection if the organization fails to match any potential offers. The 24-year-old sapped Nick Chubb's across-the-board usage upon joining the Browns post-suspension in Week 10, finishing as the overall RB17 over the last eight games behind a fruitful 5.5 targets per outing. The two are fully expected to continue working in a timeshare yet again this upcoming year.

                            Browns released S Morgan Burnett.

                            Burnett turned 31 last January. The 10-year veteran started eight games for the Browns in 2019, recording 41 tackles, one interception and two sacks along the way. Perhaps Burnett's best years are behind him, but he could still attract some interest on the open market as a backup.

                            Colts released DE Margus Hunt.

                            Hunt's release clears $4 million off of the Colts' books for the 2020 season. It was a no-brainer move after Hunt failed to rack up a single quarterback hit or tackle for loss across 16 games last year. Hunt should have a soft market as he heads into his age-33 season.

                            Ravens extended an original-round tender to restricted free agent C Matt Skura.

                            It's worth $2.144 million and would entitle the Ravens to no draft pick compensation if they declined to match an offer sheet. This one was raising eyebrows on Twitter, but 27-year-old Skura is returing from a torn ACL, MCL, PCL and dislocated kneecap. He will be a strong candidate to open 2020 on the reserve/PUP list after a strong 2019 manning the pivot.


                            • #44
                              Cowboys placed franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott.

                              The exclusive tag is expected to be worth about $33 million. The Cowboys have until July 15 to sign Prescott to a multi-year contract before the start of the 2020 season. Reports indicated that the Cowboys' final long-term offer to Prescott was larger than Jared Goff's four-year extension with the Rams worth $134 million with roughly $57 million guaranteed. NFL Network's Jane Slater added the Cowboys felt good about their latest offer, but Prescott's agent Todd France sent back another proposal and as of late last night, "all was quiet." It does appear the two sides truly did try to come to a long-term agreement. Prescott will be playing for the Cowboys in 2020 and likely beyond. It just remains to be seen how much money it will be for.

                              Vikings re-signed FB C.J. Ham to a four-year contract.

                              The deal is worth "up to" $12.25 million, paying Ham $4 million in 2020. Ham had been set to become a restricted free agent. He was amongst the league leaders in snaps at fullback last season, doing a strong job throwing lead blocks for Dalvin Cook. Ham has 55 career touches, 24 of which came last year. He turns 27 in July.

                              Falcons released OT Ty Sambrailo.

                              The move clears $3.7 million in cap space. Sambrailo parlayed four late-season 2018 starts into a "three-year contract" last offseason but remained a reserve in 2019. A too highly paid one, it turns out. The ex-Bronco turned 28 last week.

                              Titans placed the franchise tag on RB Derrick Henry.

                              This was inevitable once the Titans worked out a long-term deal with Ryan Tannehill. Henry will make roughly $12.47 million this upcoming season barring an extension. The 26-year-old's nitpicked fantasy outlook remains concerning if only for his nonexistent usage as a receiver out of the backfield, which ultimately rendered him to a pedestrian 23 catches all year. Perhaps Dion Lewis' recent release, which vacated 12.3 routes per game from the Titans' backfield, allows Henry to avoid getting game-scripted off the field. Re-signing Jack Conklin would also do wonders for the Titans' offense ahead of the new league year.

                              Bengals placed the franchise tag on WR A.J. Green.

                              This was expected with the sides nowhere close in long-term talks. Green figures to sit out most of the offseason without a new deal. He doesn't have the leverage to hold out after missing all of 2019, so this shouldn't impact Green's training camp status. It's not a lock the Bengals get something done with Green, who is likely looking to top Adam Thielen's $16 million AAV. Green would make $17.9 million if he plays 2020 under the tag.

                              Vikings signed QB Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $96 million contract.

                              Cousins was entering the final season of his three-year, $84 million contract, but the Vikings didn't want to play games with their franchise quarterback It's a two-year, $66 million extension, one that will lower Cousins' 2020 cap number. He'll now be under contract through the 2022 season, and we can assume he'll be near the top of the quarterback market in annual salary. It's certainly debatable if Cousins has what it takes to get the Vikings over the hump, especially with an aging defense, but he'll collect his Sam Bradford-level paychecks while Minnesota finds out. To be fair, Cousins had his highest touchdown percentage (5.9) of his starting career in 2019 and is good enough to continually lead the Vikings to playoff appearances with the right supporting cast.


                              • #45
                                Ian Rapoport

                                The #Cowboys are signing TE Blake Jarwin to a 3-year extension worth up to $24.25M, sources tell me and
                                . He gets $9.25M guaranteed.