NFL Free Agency Live: Latest News, Rumors As Legal Tampering Period Begins

Players and teams now can talk dollars and cents


Let the NFL free agency negotiations begin.

The two-day legal tampering period which precedes the start of the 2021 NFL year will begin at noon ET on Monday, giving teams their first chance to talk dollars and cents with potential new signings. The likes of the Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and others have plenty of salary cap space. Will they use their cash on top free agents like guard Joe Thuney or wide receivers Will Fuller or JuJu Smith-Schuster?

See the latest NFL free agency news and rumors below and continue to check back for the updates.

11:07 p.m. — Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Washington Football Team reportedly have agreed on a one-year deal. He could make up to $12 million with incentives.

10:54 p.m. — Dalvin Tomlinson reportedly is joining the Minnesota Vikings, taking another top defensive lineman off the market.

9 p.m. — Jameis Winston reportedly has agreed to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints on a one-year deal worth up to $12 million.

Additionally, the Denver Broncos reportedly are placing the low restricted free-agent tender on running back Phillip Lindsay.

8:40 p.m. — Former Pittsburgh Steeler edge rusher Bud Dupree reportedly is off the market after agreeing to a multi-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

8:11 p.m. — The Patriots reportedly have agreed to sign defensive lineman Henry Anderson to a two-year deal.

7:52 p.m. — Corey Davis reportedly is the latest wideout on the move, having agreed to a three-year deal worth $37.5 million with the New York Jets.

7:12 p.m. — Carlos Hyde reportedly is agreeing to join Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars on a two-year, $6 million deal.

6:50 p.m. — The Patriots are still open for business as New England reportedly signed wideout Kendrick Bourne to a three-year deal worth $22.5 million.

6:40 p.m. — Rob Gronkowski reportedly will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year, $10 million contract.

6:25 p.m. — The Patriots’ next reported move? Nelson Agholor.

The wide receiver reportedly has inked a two-year, $26 million deal with the team.

6:15 p.m. — The Raiders have signed former Baltimore Ravens pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, fulfilling one of Las Vegas’ biggest priorities of the offseason.

4:20 p.m. — Thuney has decided to leave the Patriots, and the Kansas City Chiefs have landed the star guard on a hefty contract.

3 p.m. — The Patriots have agreed to sign Matt Judon, who spent five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

2:30 p.m. — The Houston Texans reportedly have landed veteran wide receiver Andre Roberts, who spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

1 p.m. — The Patriots are busy out of the gates, reportedly agreeing to sign former Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith and ex-Miami Dolphins nose tackle Davon Godchaux.

12:30 p.m. — Shaq Barrett will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Noon ET, Monday, March 15 — The Detroit Lions will retain star defensive end Romeo Okwara, according NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

NBC’s Albert Breer believes Trent Williams, arguably the top free agent, is in line for a hefty payday, with three teams seemingly leading the race for his services.

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Markus Golden on a two-year contract months after they re-acquired him from the New York Giants in a trade.

Sunday, March 14 — Here’s one name to scratch off the list of free agents: Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones revealed Sunday he’ll re-sign with the team on a contract ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports run for four years and will pay Jones $48 million.

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