2014 FREE AGENCY – Live Tracker + Rumors + Cap Room

Free agency begins Tuesday, March 11 at 4 PM Eastern, and B.E.S.T. has you covered!
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Beginning with a team-by-team salary cap update, you can see which teams have the cap room to make some noise in free agency and which teams might have to sit this year out. These figures are estimated values PRIOR to free agency, but it’s understood they will change as each team acquires more players once free agency starts. For convenience, I’ll write out ALL major signings near each team’s cap value so you can get a general idea of how much each team’s available cap space has decreased. I’ll also provide every KEY STARTER the team LOST (via free agency, cap casualty cuts, trades, or retirements). This section is followed by the top free agents at every position. They are ranked according to projected value. Each player’s former team in parenthesis next to his name, proceeded by details of the reported terms of the agreed upon contract, and finally my take on the move OR any rumors associated with players who remain unsigned.
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Projected Available Cap Space Entering Free Agency / Major Signings:

  1. Oakland Raiders ~$68M – ADDED: QB Matt Schaub, WR James Jones, CB Tarell Brown, DE Antonio Smith, OT Austin Howard, OT Donald Penn, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OLB/DE LaMarr Woodley, DE Justin Tuck, RB Darren McFadden, FS Charles Woodson … LOST: LT Jared Veldheer, RB Rashad Jennings, DTs Vance Walker and Pat Sims, DEs Lamarr Houston and Jason Hunter (so, the entire defensive line), CB Mike Jenkins
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars ~$52M – ADDED: DEs Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Jason Babin, DT Ziggy Hood, QB Chad Henne, G Zane Beadles, CB Will Blackmon, RB Toby Gerhart … LOST: QB Blaine Gabbert, C Brad Meester, RB Maurice Jones-Drew
  3. Cleveland Browns ~$49M – ADDED: RB Ben Tate, ILB Karlos Dansby … LOST: ILB D’Quell Jackson, SS T.J. Ward, OG Shaun Lauvao, QBs Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell
  4. New York Jets ~$49M – ADDED: QB Michael Vick, WR Eric Decker, RT Breno Giacomini, OLB Calvin Pace, OG Willie Colon  … LOST: CB Antonio Cromartie, WR Santonio Holmes, RT Austin Howard, QB Mark Sanchez
  5. Indianapolis Colts ~$37M – ADDED: CB Vontae Davis, DE Arthur Jones, ILB D’Quell Jackson, WR Hakeem Nicks, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, K Adam Vinatieri, C Phil Costa … LOST: FS Antoine Bethea, RB Donald Brown
  6. Minnesota Vikings ~$33M – ADDED: CB Captain Munnerlyn, DE Everson Griffen, DTs Linval Joseph, Fred Evans, DE Corey Wootton, LG Charlie Johnson, QB Matt Cassel … LOST: DT Kevin Williams, DE Jared Allen
  7. Green Bay Packers ~$29M – ADDED: CB Sam Shields, DE Julius Peppers, OLB Mike Neal, TE Andrew Quarless, NT B.J. Raji, RB James Starks … LOST: NT Ryan Pickett, RB James Starks, TEs JerMichael Finley and Andrew Quarless, WR James Jones
  8. Cincinnati Bengals ~$27M – ADDED: QB Jason Campbell … LOST: DE Michael Johnson, LT Anthony Collins, C Kyle Cook, SLB James Harrison
  9. Denver Broncos ~$25M – ADDED: SS T.J. Ward, CB Aqib Talib, OLB Demarcus Ware, WR Emmanuel Sanders … LOST: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, G Zane Beadles, WR Eric Decker, DE Shaun Phillips, OLB Wesley Woodyard, DE Robert Ayers, RB Knowshown Moreno
  10. Miami Dolphins ~$25MADDED: CB Brent Grimes, SS Louis Delmas, LT Branden Albert, DT Randy Starks, NT Earl Mitchell, CB Cortland Finnegan, OG Shelley Smith, RB Knowshown Moreno … LOST: FS Chris Clemons, CBs Dimitri Patterson and Nolan Carroll, NT Paul Soliai, Their OFFENSIVE LINE except C Mike Pouncey.
  11. Baltimore Ravens ~$24M – ADDED: LT Eugene Monroe, ILB Daryl Smith, WRs Jacoby Jones, Steve Smith, FS Darian Stewart, C Jeremy Zuttah … LOST: DE Arthur Jones, SS James Ihedigbo, CB Corey Graham, and RT Michael Oher
  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers ~$24M – ADDED: T Anthony Collins, QB Josh McCown, CB Alterraun Verner, DE Michael Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, C Evan Dietrich-Smith, CB Mike Jenkins, TE Brandon Myers … LOST: CB Darrelle Revis, G Davin Joseph, T Donald Penn, K Lawrence Tynes
  13. Philadelphia Eagles ~$23M – ADDED: RB Darren Sproles, WRs Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, FS Malcolm Jenkins, FS Nate Allen, QB Mark Sanchez … LOST: QB Michael Vick, WR DeSean Jackson
  14. Buffalo Bills ~$22M – ADDED: ILB Brandon Spikes, CB Corey Graham, K Dan Carpenter, LB Keith Rivers, TE Scott Chandler … LOST: FS Jairus Byrd, RT Erik Pears
  15. Washington Redskins ~$22M – ADDED: DT Jason Hatcher, WR Andre Roberts, WR Desean Jackson, ILB Perry Riley, OG Shaun Lauvao, FS Brandon Meriweather, CB Tracy Porter, ILB Darryl Sharpton, WR Santana Moss … LOST: C Will Montgomery, ILB London Fletcher
  16. Atlanta Falcons ~$18M – ADDED: OG Jon Asamoah, DE Tyson Jackson, DTs Paul Soliai, Jonathan Babineaux and Corey Peters, KR Devin Hester … LOST: CB Asante Samuel, TE Tony Gonzalez
  17. New York Giants ~$18M – ADDED: RB Rashad Jennings, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, MLB Jon Beason, OLB Jameel McClain, CB Trumaine McBride, CB Walter Thurmond, OG Geoff Schwartz … LOST: WR Hakeem Nicks, DT Linval Joseph, TE Brandon Myers, RB Andre Brown, SLB Keith Rivers, CB Terrell Thomas, OG John Jerry
  18. Arizona Cardinals ~$17M – ADDED: LT Jared Veldheer, CB Antoino Cromartie WR Ted Ginn, OLB Matt Shaughnessy, TE John Carlson, K Jay Feely … LOST: ILB Karlos Dansby, OLB O’Brien Schofield, WR Andre Roberts, RB Rashard Mendenhall
  19. St. Louis Rams ~$14MADDED: T Roger Saffold, QB Shaun Hill, DT Alex Carrington … LOST: CB Cortland Finnegan, G Harvey Dahl, RT Roger Saffold
  20. San Francisco 49ers ~$14M – ADDED: S Antoine Bethea, QB Blaine Gabbert, K Phil Dawson, T Jonathan Martin, CB Chris Cook … LOST: CBs Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown, SS Donte Whitner, C Jonathan Goodwin
  21. Houston Texans ~$12M – ADDED: TE Garrett Graham, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, FS Kendrick Lewis, FS Chris Clemons … LOST: DE Antonio Smith, NT Earl Mitchell, FB Greg Jones, RB Ben Tate, TE Owen Daniels, NT Terrell McClain, ILB Joe Mays, QB Matt Schaub, FS Daniel Manning
  22. New England Patriots ~$12M – ADDED: CBs Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, WR Julian Edelman, WR Brandon LaFell, C Ryan Wendell … LOST: ILB Brandon Spikes, CB Aqib Talib, RB LeGarrette Blount
  23. Detroit Lions ~$11M – ADDED: TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Golden Tate, SS James Ihedigbo … LOST: TE Brandon Pettigrew, DE Willie Young
  24. Tennessee Titans ~$10M – ADDED: SS Bernard Pollard, ILB Wesley Woodyard, WR Dexter McCluster, RT Michael Oher, OLB Shaun Phillips … LOST: CB Alterraun Verner, WR Kenny Britt, RT David Stewart, K Rob Bironas
  25. Kansas City Chiefs ~$10M – ADDED: DE Vance Walker, ILB Joe Mays … LOST: LT Branden Albert, Gs Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz, DE Tyson Jackson, FS Kendrick Lewis, WR Dexter McCluster
  26. Seattle Seahawks ~$9M – ADDED: DE Michael Bennett, QB Tarvaris Jackson, K Steven Hauschka, DT Tony McDaniel … LOST: CB Walter Thurmond, WR Golden Tate, DE Chris Clemons
  27. Chicago Bears ~$8M – ADDED: DE Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, S Ryan Mundy, DT Jay Ratliff, CB Charles Tillman, DE Jared Allen … LOST: DT Henry Melton, DE Corey Wootton, QB Josh McCown, CB Charles Tillman
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers ~8M – ADDED: FS Mike Mitchell, WR Lance Moore, NT Cam Thomas, ILB Arthur Moats, RB LeGarrette Blount … LOST: FS Ryan Clark, WRs Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders, DE Brett Keisel
  29. Carolina Panthers ~$7M – ADDED: SS Roman Harper, WR Jerricho Cotchery, QB Derek Anderson, FS Thomas DeCoud … LOST: WR Steve Smith, CB Captain Munnerlyn, FS Mike Mitchell, LT Jordan Gross, LG Travelle Wharton, WRs Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn
  30. New Orleans Saints ~$6M – ADDED: FS Jairus Byrd, RT Zach Strief, WR Joe Morgan, OLB Parys Haralson … LOST: WR Lance Moore, C Brian De La Puente, CB Jabari Greer, DE Will Smith, ILB Jon Vilma, SS Roman Harper, FB Jed Collins, RB Darren Sproles
  31. San Diego Chargers ~$3M – ADDED: RB Donald Brown, G Chad Rinehart, ILB Kavell Connor … LOST: WRs Eddie Royal and Danario Alexander, NT Cam Thomas
  32. Dallas Cowboys ~$1M – ADDED: DT Henry Melton, DE Jeremy Mincey, QB Brandon Weeden, NT Terrell McClain … LOST: DT Jason Hatcher, DE Anthony Spencer, DE Demarcus Ware

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Top Free Agents By Position… 

QUARTERBACKS

  1. Michael Vick (PHI) – SIGNED a 1-year, $5M contract with the JETS.
  2. Josh McCown (CHI) – SIGNED a 2-year, $12M contract with the BUCCANEERS.
  3. Matt Cassel (MIN) – SIGNED a 2-year, $10M deal to remain with the VIKINGS.
  4. Josh Freeman (TB/MIN)
  5. Brandon Weeden (CLE) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the COWBOYS.
  6. Chad Henne (JAX) – SIGNED a two-year, $8M deal to remain with the JAGUARS.
  7. Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) – SIGNED a 2-year, $7M contract with the TEXANS.
  8. Tarvaris Jackson (SEA) – RE-SIGNED on a contract with the SEAHAWKS.
  9. Mark Sanchez (NYJ) – SIGNED a 1-year deal with the EAGLES.
  10. Shaun Hill (DET) – SIGNED a contract with the RAMS.
  11. Matt Flynn (OAK/GB)
  12. Jason Campbell (CIN) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the BENGALS.
  13. Derek Anderson (CAR) – RE-SIGNED on a 1-year deal with the PANTHERS.
  14. Luke McCown (NO) – RE-SIGNED on a 1-year deal with the SAINTS.

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Ben Tate (HOU) – SIGNED a contract with the BROWNS.
  2. Rashad Jennings (OAK) – AGREED to terms with the GIANTS.
  3. Darren McFadden (OAK) – RE-SIGNED with the RAIDERS on a 1-year deal.
  4. Andre Brown (NYG) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the TEXANS.
  5. Knowshon Moreno (DEN) – SIGNED a 1-year deal with the DOLPHINS.
  6. Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX) – SIGNED a contract with the RAIDERS.
  7. Donald Brown (IND) – SIGNED a deal with the CHARGERS.
  8. Ahmad Bradshaw (IND) – RE-SIGNED with the COLTS on a 1-year deal.
  9. James Starks (GB) – RE-SIGNED with the PACKERS on a 2-year deal.
  10. LeGarrette Blount (NE) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the STEELERS.
  11. Anthony Dixon (SF)
  12. Toby Gerhart (MIN) – SIGNED a 3-year, $10.5M contract with the JAGUARS.

FULLBACKS

  1. Le’Ron McClain (SD)
  2. Greg Jones (HOU)
  3. Jed Collins (NO) – SIGNED a contract with the LIONS.
  4. Vonta Leach (BAL)
  5. Henry Hynoski (NYG) – RE-SIGNED with the GIANTS.
  6. John Kuhn (GB) – RE-SIGNED with the PACKERS.

WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Eric Decker (DEN) – SIGNED a 5-year, $35M contract with the JETS. 
  2. DeSean Jackson (PHI) – SIGNED a 3-year contract with the REDSKINS.
  3. Jeremy Maclin (PHI) – RE-SIGNED on a 1-year, $5.5M deal to stay with the EAGLES. 
  4. Hakeem Nicks (NYG) – SIGNED a 1-year, $3M contract with the COLTS.
  5. Julian Edelman (NE) – RE-SIGNED on a contract to remain with the PATRIOTS.
  6. Golden Tate (SEA) – SIGNED a 5-year, $31M contract with the LIONS.
  7. Anquan Boldin (SF) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year, $12M deal with the 49ERS.
  8. James Jones (GB) – SIGNED a 3-year contract with the RAIDERS.
  9. Andre Roberts (ARI) – SIGNED a 4-year, $16M contract with the REDSKINS.
  10. Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) – SIGNED a contract with the BRONCOS.
  11. Riley Cooper (PHI) – RE-SIGNED on a 5-year, $25M contract to remain with the EAGLES.
  12. Santonio Holmes (NYJ)
  13. Sidney Rice (SEA)
  14. Jacoby Jones (BAL) – RE-SIGNED on a 4-year, $14M contract with the RAVENS.
  15. Dexter McCluster (KC) – SIGNED a 3-year, $12M contract with the TITANS.
  16. Andrew Hawkins (CIN) – SIGNED a 4-year, $13M contract with the BROWNS. 
  17. Brandon LaFell (CAR) – SIGNED a 3-year, $11M with the PATRIOTS.
  18. Steve Smith (CAR) – SIGNED a 3-year contract with the RAVENS. 
  19. Kenny Britt (TEN) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the RAMS.
  20. Damian Williams (TEN)
  21. Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ) – SIGNED a contract with the PANTHERS.
  22. Ted Ginn (MIA) – SIGNED a 3-year, $9M deal with the CARDINALS.
  23. Danario Alexander (SD)
  24. Lance Moore (NO) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the STEELERS.
  25. Jerome Simpson (MIN)
  26. Devin Hester (CHI) – SIGNED a 3-year contract with the FALCONS.
  27. Jacoby Ford (OAK)
  28. Robert Meachem (NO)

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Jimmy Graham (NO) – FRANCHISE TAGGED by the SAINTS.
  2. Dennis Pitta (BAL) – RE-SIGNED on a 5-year, $32M contract to remain with the RAVENS.
  3. Jermichael Finley (GB)
  4. Brandon Pettigrew (DET) – RE-SIGNED on a 4-year, $16M with the LIONS.
  5. Garrett Graham (HOU) – RE-SIGNED with the TEXANS on a 3-year contract.
  6. Owen Daniels (HOU) – SIGNED a contract with the RAVENS.
  7. John Carlson (MIN) – SIGNED a 2-year, $4.5M deal with the CARDINALS.
  8. Brandon Myers (NYG) – SIGNED a 2-year, $4M contract with the BUCCANEERS.
  9. Dustin Keller (NYJ)
  10. Scott Chandler (BUF) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year contract with the BILLS.
  11. Andrew Quarless (GB) – RE-SIGNED on a deal with the PACKERS.
  12. Jeff Cumberland (NYJ) – SIGNED a 3-year, $4M deal to remain with the JETS.

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

  1. Eugene Monroe (JAX/BAL) – RE-SIGNED on a 5-year, $37M deal with the RAVENS.
  2. Jared Veldheer (OAK) – SIGNED a 5-year, $37M contract with the CARDINALS.
  3. Branden Albert (KC) – SIGNED a 5-year, $46M deal with the DOLPHINS.
  4. Anthony Collins (CIN) – SIGNED a 5-year, $30M deal with the BUCCANEERS.
  5. Rodger Saffold (STL) – SIGNED a 5-year, $42M contract with the RAIDERS. VOIDED (failed physical). RE-SIGNED a on 5-year, $31M deal with the RAMS.
  6. Austin Howard (NYJ) – SIGNED a 5-year, $30M contract with the RAIDERS.
  7. Zach Strief (NO) – RE-SIGNED on a 5-year, $20M contract to remain with the SAINTS.
  8. Michael Oher (TEN) – SIGNED a 4-year, $21M contract with the TITANS.
  9. Breno Giacomini (SEA) – SIGNED a 4-year, $18M contract with the JETS.
  10. David Stewart (TEN)
  11. Donald Penn (TB) – SIGNED a contract with the RAIDERS.
  12. Charles Brown (NO) – SIGNED a contract with the GIANTS.

OFFENSIVE GUARDS/CENTERS

  1. Alex Mack (C – CLE) – TRANSITION TAGGED by the BROWNS.
  2. Geoff Schwartz (G – KC) – SIGNED a contract with the GIANTS.
  3. Travelle Wharton (G – CAR)
  4. Chad Rinehart (G – SD) – SIGNED a 2-year contract to remain with the CHARGERS. 
  5. Jon Asamoah (G- KC) – SIGNED a contract with the FALCONS
  6. Zane Beadles (G – DEN) – SIGNED a contract with the JAGUARS.
  7. Evan Dietrich-Smith (C – GB) – SIGNED a 4-year, $14M contract with the BUCCANEERS.
  8. Will Montgomery – (C – WAS) – SIGNED a contract with the BRONCOS.
  9. Willie Colon (G – NYJ) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year contract with the JETS.
  10. Brian De La Puente (C – NO) – SIGNED a contract with the BEARS.
  11. Uche Nwaneri (G – JAX)
  12. Dominic Raiola (C – DET) – RESIGNED with the LIONS on 1-year contract.
  13. Roberto Garza (C – CHI) – RESIGNED with the BEARS on a 1-year contract. 
  14. Ryan Wendell (C – NE) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year deal with the PATRIOTS.
  15. Jonathan Goodwin (C – SF)

DEFENSIVE ENDS

  1. Greg Hardy (CAR) – FRANCHISE TAGGED by the PANTHERS.
  2. Michael Johnson (CIN) – SIGNED a 5-year, $43M contract with the BUCCANEERS. 
  3. Michael Bennett (SEA) – RE-SIGNED with the SEAHAWKS 5-year, $36M deal.
  4. Lamarr Houston (OAK) – SIGNED a 5-year, $35M contract with the BEARS.
  5. Arthur Jones (BAL) – SIGNED a contract with the COLTS.
  6. Everson Griffen (MIN) – SIGNED a 5-year, $42M deal to remain with the VIKINGS.
  7. Jared Allen (MIN) – SIGNED a 4-year contract with the BEARS.
  8. Antonio Smith (HOU) – SIGNED a 2-year, $9M contract with the RAIDERS.
  9. Red Bryant (SEA) – SIGNED a 4-year, $17M contract with the JAGUARS.
  10. Julius Peppers (CHI) – SIGNED a 3-year, $30M contract with the PACKERS.
  11. Chris Clemons (SEA) – SIGNED a 4-year, $18M contract with the JAGUARS.
  12. Jason Babin (JAX) – RE-SIGNED on a deal to remain with the JAGUARS.
  13. Tyson Jackson (KC) – SIGNED a contract with the FALCONS.
  14. Justin Tuck (NYG) – SIGNED a 2-year, $11M contract with the RAIDERS.
  15. Robert Ayers (DEN) – SIGNED a contract with the GIANTS.
  16. Corey Wootton (CHI) – SIGNED a contract with the VIKINGS.
  17. Willie Young (DET) – SIGNED a 3-year $9M contract with the BEARS.
  18. Brett Keisel (PIT)
  19. Jeremy Mincey (JAX) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the COWBOYS.
  20. Will Smith (NO)

DEFENSIVE TACKLES / NOSE TACKLES

  1. Linval Joseph (NYG) – SIGNED a 5-year, $31M contract with the VIKINGS.
  2. Jason Hatcher (DAL) – SIGNED a 4-year, $27M contract with the REDSKINS.
  3. Randy Starks (MIA) – RE-SIGNED a 2-year, $12M deal with the DOLPHINS.
  4. Henry Melton (CHI) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the COWBOYS.
  5. Paul Soliai (MIA) – SIGNED a 5-year, $34M contract with $14M guaranteed  with the FALCONS.
  6. Clinton McDonald (SEA) – SIGNED a contract with the BUCCANEERS.
  7. B.J. Raji (GB) – RE-SIGNED on a 1-year deal with the PACKERS.
  8. Jonathan Babineaux (ATL) – SIGNED a 3-year deal to remain with the Falcons. 
  9. Kevin Williams (MIN)
  10. Alex Carrington (BUF) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the RAMS.
  11. Pat Sims (OAK) – RE-SIGNGED on a deal with the RAIDERS.
  12. Earl Mitchell (HOU) – SIGNED a contract with the DOLPHINS.
  13. Vance Walker (OAK) – SIGNED a 3-year, $12M contract with the CHIEFS.
  14. Tony McDaniel (SEA) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year, $5M contract with the SEAHAWKS.
  15. Corey Peters (ATL) – RE-SIGNED with the FALCONS on a 1-year contract.
  16. Ziggy Hood (PIT) – SIGNED a contract with the JAGUARS
  17. Ryan Pickett (GB)
  18. Ropati Pitoitua (TEN) – SIGNED a 3-year, $6.5M deal to remain with the TITANS.
  19. Fred Evans (MIN) – RE-SIGNED with the VIKINGS on a 1-year deal.
  20. Jay Ratliff (CHI) – SIGNED a 2-year, $4M deal to remain with the BEARS.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

  1. Demarcus Ware (DAL) – SIGNED a 3-year, $30M contract with the BRONCOS.
  2. Brian Orakpo (WAS) – FRANCHISE TAGGED by the REDKSINS.
  3. Jason Worilds (PIT) – TRANSITION TAGGED by the STEELERS.
  4. LaMarr Woodley (PIT) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the RAIDERS.
  5. Anthony Spencer (DAL)
  6. Shaun Phillips (DEN) – SIGNED a 2-year, $6M contract with the TITANS.
  7. Matt Shaughnessy (ARI) – RE-SIGNED with the CARDINALS on a 2-year deal.
  8. Calvin Pace (NYJ) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year deal with the JETS.
  9. Mike Neal (GB) – RE-SIGNED on a 2-year deal with the PACKERS.
  10. O’Brien Schofield (ARI) 
  11. Rob Jackson (WAS)
  12. Parys Haralson (NO) – RE-SIGNED on a deal with the SAINTS.

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

  1. Donald Butler (SD) – SIGNED a 7-year, $51M contract (basically equating a to 3-year, $19M deal) to remain with the CHARGERS.
  2. D’Qwell Jackson (CLE) – SIGNED a 4-year, $22M deal with the COLTS.
  3. Karlos Dansby (ARI) – SIGNED a 4-year, $24M contract with the BROWNS. 
  4. Brandon Spikes (NE) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the BILLS.
  5. Daryl Smith (BAL) – RE-SIGNED on a 4-year, $16M contract with the RAVENS.
  6. Jon Beason (CAR) – RE-SIGNED with the GIANTS.
  7. Perry Riley (WAS) – RE-SIGNED with the REDSKINS on a 3-year, $13M contract. 
  8. Wesley Woodyard (DEN) – SIGNED a 4-year, $16M contract with the TITANS.
  9. Keith Rivers (NYG) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the BILLS.
  10. Joe Mays (HOU) – SIGNED a 2-year deal with the CHIEFS.
  11. Arthur Moats (BAL)
  12. Kavell Conner (IND) – SIGNED a multi-year contract with the CHARGERS.

CORNERBACKS

  1. Darrelle Revis (TB) – SIGNED a 1-year, $12M deal with the PATRIOTS.
  2. Brent Grimes (MIA) – SIGNED a 4-year, $32M deal to remain with the DOLPHINS.
  3. Aqib Talib (NE) – SIGNED a 6-year, $56M contract with the BRONCOS.
  4. Alterraun Verner (TEN) – SIGNED a 4-year, $26M contract with the BUCCANEERS.
  5. Vontae Davis (IND) – RE-SIGNED with the COLTS for a 4-year, $39M contract.
  6. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DEN) – SIGNED a 5-year, $39M contract with the GIANTS.
  7. Sam Shields (GB) – SIGNED a 4-year, $39M deal to remain with the PACKERS.
  8. Antonio Cromartie (NYJ) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the CARDINALS.
  9. Tarell Brown (SF) – SIGNED a 1-year, $3M contract with the RAIDERS.
  10. Captain Munnerlyn (CAR) – SIGNED a 3-year, $14M contract with the VIKINGS.
  11. Walter Thurmond III (SEA) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the GIANTS.
  12. DeAngelo Hall (WAS) – RE-SIGNED on a 4-year, $17M deal to remain with the REDSKINS.
  13. Corey Graham (BAL) – SIGNED a 4-year, $16M deal with the BILLS.
  14. Chris Cook (MIN) – SIGNED a 1-year deal with the NINERS.
  15. Carlos Rogers (SF)
  16. Charles Tillman (CHI) – RE-SIGNED on a 1-year deal to remain with the BEARS.
  17. Terrell Thomas (NYG)
  18. Brandon Browner (SEA) – SIGNED a 3-year, $17M contract with the PATRIOTS.
  19. Champ Bailey (DEN) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the SAINTS.
  20. Asante Samuel (ATL)
  21. Jabari Greer (NO)
  22. Trumaine McBride (NYG) – SIGNED a 2-year, $3M contract to remain with the GIANTS.
  23. Will Blackmon (JAX) – RE-SIGNED with the JAGUARS on a 2-year contract.
  24. Cortland Finnegan (STL) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the DOLPHINS.
  25. Mike Jenkins (OAK) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the BUCCANEERS.
  26. Derek Cox (SD) – SIGNED a 1-year contract with the VIKINGS.
  27. Drayton Florence (CAR)

 

SAFETIES

  1. Jairus Byrd (FS – BUF) – SIGNED a 6-year, $54M contract with the SAINTS! Mickey Loomis does it again: The Byrd is the word! The team was tight on cap space, but Loomis found a way to make room for player the Saints really wanted and desperately needed. Byrd also got the $9M-a-year deal he desired. Byrd, a 2nd round pick and 5-year starter for the Bills, is a rangy free safety that has shown the ability to play single-high, patrolling the deep middle of the field. Not only is Byrd perhaps the NFL’s best safety, he’s never had a bad season, and he’s just hitting his prime at the ripe age of 27. While Byrd is an average run defender (yet still a vast upgrade over what the Saints had), Byrd is quite the playmaker in pass coverage. No one has more interceptions than Byrd (22)  since he entered the league in 2009. Additionally, Byrd only allowed 1 TD in his coverage last season, and, in the past three years, he’s held opposing quarterbacks to abysmal QB-ratings – of 35, 56.9, 54.9 respectively – on passes intended in his coverage. He and the emerging SS Kenny Vaccaro should be one of game’s best safety duos, resembling the Earl Thomas / Kam Chancellor combo in Seattle. It’s an exciting move for the Saints, but it makes you wonder where the team is going to find the cap space to lock up Jimmy Graham, while filling major holes on the offensive side of the ball (namely at WR, RT and C), as well as addressing the cornerback position. Either way, this move can be summed up in one fact: Byrd has 12 INTs in the past 3 seasons. The Saints’ starting safeties during that time, Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper, had only HALF of that…COMBINED… WHODAT! 
  2. T.J. Ward (SS – CLE) – SIGNED a contract with the BRONCOS.
  3. Donte Whitner (SS – SF) – SIGNED a 4-year, $28M contract with the BROWNS.
  4. Antoine Bethea (FS – IND) – SIGNED a 4-year, $26M contract with the NINERS.
  5. Chris Clemons (FS – MIA) – SIGNED a 2-year contract with the TEXANS.
  6. Louis Delmas (SS – DET) – SIGNED a 1-year, $3.5M contract to play for the DOLPHINS.
  7. Michael Mitchell (FS – CAR) – SIGNED a 5-year, $25M contract with the STEELERS.
  8. Malcolm Jenkins (FS – NO) – SIGNED a 3-year, $16M (8M guaranteed) deal with the EAGLES.
  9. Stevie Brown (FS – NYG) – RE-SIGNED with the GIANTS on a 1-year deal.
  10. Ryan Clark (FS – PIT)
  11. Daniel Manning (FS – HOU)
  12. Bernard Pollard (SS – TEN) – SIGNED a 2-year, $6M deal to remain with the TITANS. 
  13. Roman Harper (SS – NO) – SIGNED a 2-year, $4M contract with the PANTHERS.

KICKERS

  1. Steven Hauschka (SEA) – RE-SIGNED on a 3-year, $9M contract to remain with the SEAHAWKS.
  2. Phil Dawson (SF) – RE-SIGNED with the NINERS on a 2-year deal.
  3. Adam Vinatieri (IND) – RE-SIGNED with the COLTS on a 2-year deal.
  4. Josh Brown (STL)
  5. Jay Feely (ARI) – RE-SIGNED with the CARDINALS on a 1-year deal.
  6. Dan Carpenter (BUF) – RE-SIGNED with the BILLS on a 4-year contract.
  7. Rob Bironas (TEN)

*Photo Credit: WorldNews – Cleveland Browns Free Agent Preview


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