NFL Free Agency

By Benjamin Rodriguez

On March 9, the 2017-18 NFL season began, meaning that teams are able to sign free agents and conduct trades. In other words, players end up on new teams or resign with their current team.

As of March 9, multiple trade deals have gone down. The New England Patriots made two trades: the first was a deal for star receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth round pick in exchange for a first and fourth round pick in this years draft from the New Orleans Saints. The second Patriots trade was with the Carolina Panthers who sent defensive end Kony Ealy and a third round pick to the Pats for their second round pick. Also, the Browns traded a fourth round pick to the Texans and acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler along with a second and sixth round pick. The Browns agreed to take all of the $16 million dollars left on Osweiler’s contract after an abysmal year with the Texans.


Here are the free agent signings so far:

Position Player Name New Team Contract
CB A.J Bouye Jacksonville Jaguars 5 years $67.5 million
DL Calais Campbell Jacksonville Jaguars 4 years $60 million
OL Russell Okung Los Angeles Chargers 4 years $53 million
OL Kevin Zeitler Cleveland Browns 5 years $60 million
OL Ronald Leary Denver Broncos 4 years $35 million
WR Alshon Jeffery Philadelphia Eagles 1 year $14 million
WR Desean Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 years $33.5 million
OL Rick Wagner Detroit Lions 5 years $45 million
WR Brandon Marshall New York Giants 2 years $12 million
WR Cordarrelle Patterson Oakland Raiders 2 years Money unconfirmed
WR Torrey Smith Philadelphia Eagles 3 years $15 million
WR Kenny Britt Cleveland Browns 4 years $32.5 million
CB Stephon Gilmore New England Patriots 5 years $65.5 million
QB Mike Glennon Chicago Bears 3 years $45 million dollars
OL Riley Reiff Minnesota Vikings 5 years $58.8 million
FB Kyle Juszczyk San Francisco 49ers 4 years $21 million
WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. Washington Redskins 1 years $8 million
RB Eddie Lacy Seattle Seahawks 1 year $5.55 million
CB Kayvon Webster Los Angeles Rams 2 years $8 million


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