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2017 NFL Free Agency Tracker: Tampering Continues

Free agent madness continues. Keep up to date via the tracker at Battle Red Blog.

NFL: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos
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The first day of permissible interference with players still under contract came and went yesterday with little in the way of tangible news. OR AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK.

Well, that’s not exactly true. Your Houston Texans did reach agreements to bring back Nick Novak and Shane Lechler. That’s something.

Today we can expect to be treated to more rumor, innuendo, smoke signals, and half-baked reports as we steam toward the opening of a new league year—and thus the freedom for free agents to actually sign contracts—tomorrow at 3 p.m. CST. Until then, kindly banter about what you’re reading or suspecting about NFL free agents, including but not limited to A.J. Bouye’s future. The comments are open for business.

UPDATE: Not Texans-related per se, but NFL news worth passing on.

UPDATE II: A totally unsurprising A.J. Bouye nugget:

As a Texans fan, if Bouye is going to leave (and I remain of the mind that it was destined to happen once the team decided not to franchise him), I suppose I’d rather see him sign with the Eagles rather than the Jaguars, Titans, or Colts.


UPDATE IV: There’s been some talk/hope about the Texans looking to strengthen their offensive line by signing Ricky Wagner. Here’s some cold water for that.

UPDATE V: Yeah, Ricky Wagner is definitely not coming to Houston.

UPDATE VI: Not that Chandler Jones was ever a Texans target, but this merits mention.

UPDATE VII: If you were hoping the Texans could sign Tyrod Taylor after the Bills released him, my apologies.

UPDATE VIII: Tony Romo will reportedly become a free agent tomorrow. Is he coming to Houston? Denver? Somewhere else? Ian Rapoport says we shouldn’t expect an instant resolution:

UPDATE IX: One former Texans quarterback is headed west, but it’s not Matt Schaub who’ll be reuniting with Kyle Shanahan.

UPDATE X: Things with Mario Williams ended poorly, but that won’t prevent the Dolphins from keeping another one of their defensive linemen around.

UPDATE XI: Don’t weep for Matt Schaub. Backing up Matt Ryan is a pretty sweet gig if you can get it.

UPDATE XII: The Jaguars have signed a defensive back not named A.J. Bouye.

UPDATE XIII: Well, this is unexpected and seemingly a pretty decent replacement for Martellus Bennett. Gonna be interesting to see what the Colts get for Allen, who I suppose the team decided it could part with after they came to terms with Jack Doyle yesterday.

UPDATE XIV: I would have thought Dwayne Allen would fetch more than this.

UPDATE XV: The AFC South just got a little bit harder.

UPDATE XVI: And Baltimore, not to let Jacksonville be the only one to poach a Cardinal, does this: (also, alas poor Cleveland).