We’ve dealt with legal tampering the last couple of days, all in a steady build toward this. The 2017 NFL year has started, and with it comes free agency.
Thus far, your Houston Texans have (reportedly) agreed to new contracts with Shane Lechler and Nick Novak. We’ve heard that they may be a suitor for Tony Romo after the Cowboys’ quarterback is released. We know that they have already lost one of their starting safeties in Quintin Demps and one of their top cornerbacks in A.J. Bouye. We should find out much, much more about what the 2017 Houston Texans could look like now that players are free to sign with teams.
With that, consider this your live tracker for NFL free agent signings. Add your two cents, either in the way of opinion or actual news you see reported, in the space below.
The biggest news of the day, if you haven't already heard, was that Brock Osweiler has been traded to the Browns to aid the Texans' cap situation.
Alshon Jeffery lands in Philadelphia on a short one-year contract.
Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles for 1 year — $14M— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
The Texans lose big name free agent cornerback A.J. Bouye to division rival Jaguars.
A.J. Bouye to Jaguars on five-year, $67.5 million deal $13.5 million annually— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2017
The Texans lose out on another big name right tackle in free agency as Riley Reiff joins the Vikings.
The #Vikings, who just lost out on Ricky Wagner, are signing OT Reilly Reiff, source say.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
The Seahawks look to boost their offensive line with the signing of Luke Joeckel.
The Seahawks are signing Luke Joeckel to a 1-year deal source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
UPDATE II: Lots of free agent news from around the league...
Arizona is signing former 49ers kicker Phil Dawson, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Eagles have agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with G Chance Warmack.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Patriots agree to terms to re-sign safety Duron Harmon – 4 years, max value of $20 million, per @MikeReiss.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Miami OT Branden Albert has been traded to Jacksonville for a 7th round pick in 2018.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick announced he is staying in Cincinnati.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
I'm told Russell Okung has agreed to go the #Chargers on a 4-year deal for $53M. Guaranteed $25M— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2017
#Steelers sign backup QB Landry Jones to two-year, $4.4 million deal. Guarantee? Just the $600,000 signing bonus.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 9, 2017
UPDATE III: Surely JungleBoi_Swagg’s agents included a clause in the deal prohibiting Washington from making their client play special teams.