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2019 NFL Free Agency Open Thread: Day One

The NFL’s tampering period begins today.

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Today is the day. The first day of 2019 NFL Free Agency. The tampering period begins and teams can negotiate contracts with players before they can officially sign them. The plan here at Battle Red Blog is to have an open thread for every day this week while the action is hot and heavy. This thread will be updated as the day progresses, and new posts will be published whenever Houston makes a move. From there, we will be on our horseys writing film articles, providing deeper analysis, and podcasting as things progress.

So far there have been a few interesting moves:

Antonio Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a third and a fifth, and received a higher paying guaranteed contract.

The Raiders also extended run stopping defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.

Kelechi Osemele and a sixth round pick were traded to the New York Jets for a fifth round pick.

Justin Houston was released after the Chiefs couldn’t find someone to dance with.

All of this is as of Sunday Night. I’m sure when we are driving to our factories to go to work tomorrow there will already have been additional moves made. Until then, this thread will be updated throughout the day, and is yours to discuss the first day of free agency.

The Malik Jackson to the Houston Texans dream is dead:

And Trent Brown didn’t become a thing for your Houston Texans in 2019:

Texans re-up Angelo Blackson. Shrug.

Houston reportedly is offering Tyraan Mathieu more than $9.5 million a year to stay.

Nick Foles is signing with the Jaguars:

Terrell Suggs has, indeed, signed with the Cards. Giving RapSheet credit for the first report.

And another re-up for the Texans as DeAndre Carter is returning: