The legal tampering period of the NFL offseason kicked off on Monday with an absolute tidal wave of news. The vote on the proposed CBA combined with the delayed deadline for teams to franchise tag their players resulted in a tsunami of news, and while things are a little slower so far on Tuesday, it’s shaping up to be another busy day.
Tom Brady and the offseason of will they or won’t they break up between he and the New England Patriots got the day started, with Brady posting a goodbye to fans on social media, and news has continued flowing since.
The Miami Dolphins kept up with their spending spree in free agency, agreeing to terms with Emmanuel Ogbah.
Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins on a 2-year deal worth $15M with $7.5M fully guaranteed, @RosenhausSports told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Big news: Based on the previous discussions between the #Panthers organization and Cam Newton’s agents, it has been agreed upon to allow Cam and his agency team to seek a trade. Other details to follow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints reached agreement on a contract extension.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tyler Matakevich is signing with the Buffalo Bills.
Former Bears' QB Chase Daniel, who beat the Detroit on Thanksgiving Day last season, reached agreement with the Lions today on a three-year, $13.05 million deal that includes a voidable clause, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
The Bears created some salary cap space by releasing Leonard Floyd, and didn’t waste any time putting that space to use, adding Robert Quinn from the Dallas Cowboys.
Bears are releasing former first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
The #Bears are signing pass-rusher Robert Quinn to a 5-year, $70 million contract with $30 million fully guaranteed, agent Sean Kiernan from @SelectSports tells me and @TomPelissero. A new home for the former #Cowboys star after a huge year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
With the Brady news early, other quarterbacks seems to be falling into place. Specifically, Philip Rivers is reportedly close to signing with the Indianapolis Colts and Teddy Bridgewater appears likely to sign with the Carolina Panthers.
Colts are finalizing a deal with Philip Rivers and the Panthers are closing in on Teddy Bridgewater— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 17, 2020
The Panthers and Teddy Bridgewater are negotiating a 3-year contract in the $60 million range, per source. The deal is not done as they work out details but it is expected to be complete when new league year opens Wednesday.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 17, 2020
The Giants reached an agreement with former Packers EDGE Kyler Fackrell, who took a visit to the Seahawks last year.
Former Packers’ LB Kyler Fackrell to Giants on a 1-year, $4.6 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
D.J. Reader, one of the league’s best nose tackles, is headed to the Bengals on a big-money deal.
A source confirms DJ Reader is going to the "Bengals," for 4 years 53M, per source. @AaronWilson_NFL first to report.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 17, 2020
Tom Brady will have a new home in 2020.