The new league year is upon us as it begins on Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST. With rumors abounding throughout the three-day ‘legal tampering’ window we opted to start a live thread that will take us through all the action.
You can find all of the latest news as it breaks via this thread. So bookmark it and check back as we inch closer to deals becoming official.
6:00 pm: Thanks to everyone that followed along. We will officially be signing off our live free agency thread. If any big signings happen we will be posting a story as soon as possible. It’s been fun and thanks for helping us break our single day pageviews mark yesterday. The growth of our community has been overwhelming as we continue to do what we love. Big thanks to all those avid readers and we are currently working on a new three round mock draft that will be out Friday morning.
5:31 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Oakland Raiders have inked former Brown OLB Kaluka Maiava to a 3-year, $6 million deal.
5:27 pm: Per his agent, Drew Stanton has signed a three-year deal to join the Arizona Cardinals. It’s a reunion of former Michigan State quarterbacks as Stanton joins his MSU predecessor, Brian Hoyer.
5:14 pm: Matt Maiocco reports there’s mutual interest between the San Francisco 49ers and Nnamdi Asomugha.
5:13 pm: Alex Marvez reports the Cardinals have signed WR/KR Josh Cribbs. Cardinals also inked Lorenzo Alexander.
5:04 pm: Jason La Canfora reports the Cardinals have cut safety Kerry Rhodes.
4:52 pm: Albert Breer reports the Broncos and Wes Welker agree on a two-year deal.
4:35 pm: Ian Rapaport reports the Titans reached a 3-year, $11.4 million deal with DT Sammie Lee Hill.
4:27 pm: Pro Football Talk reports TE Dustin Keller is taking a physical in Miami and working on terms of a deal.
4:26 pm: Adam Schefter reports CB Drayton Florence agrees to one-year deal with Panthers.
4:16 pm: John Elway tweeted the Broncos agreed to a one-year deal with LB Stewart Bradley.
4:08 pm: Mike Giardi of CSNNE reports Wes Welker has went back to the Patriots to see if they will match the Broncos offer.
4:05 pm: Rob Demovsky reports the Packers and free agent RB Steven Jackson are talking about a three-year deal.
3:55 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Titans have reached an agreement on a 3-year deal worth $10 million with former Jet RB Shonn Greene.
3:23 pm: Greg Bedard reports deal between Broncos and WR Wes Welker is “very likely”.
3:19 pm: Adam Schefter reports a deal between the 49ers and DL Glenn Dorsey has been agreed upon.
3:12 pm: Pro Football Talk reports Dashon Goldson has agreed to a 5-year deal worth $41.25 million with $22 million guaranteed.
S Dashon Goldson gets five years, $41.25 million, with $22 million guaranteed from the Bucs.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2013
3:10 pm: Pro Football Talk reports the Jaguars have signed LB Geno Hayes.
2:35 pm: Conflicting reports of a Jake Long signing with the Rams but all signs point to no deal at this point.
1:41 pm:Adam Schefter reports RB Rashard Mendenhall has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year deal 1:19 pm: Steelers CB Keenan Lewis announcing via Twitter that he’s visiting with the Saints.
1:17 pm: Pro Football Talk is reporting the Raiders have interest in QB Vince Young.
1:13 pm: According to Pro Football Talk, the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with RB Reggie Bush. Bush’s deal is for four-years, $16 million.
Lions and Reggie Bush agrees to terms, according to NFL source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2013
1:04 pm: Jason La Canfora reports safety LaRon Landry will visit with the 49ers if he doesn’t sign with Indianapolis. As previously reported Landry is visiting with the Colts this afternoon.
11:52 am:Per his agent, Jason Jones has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions. Jones deal is for 3-years, $9.5 million.
11:42 am: Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers have released OL Willie Colon. 1
1:24 am: Larry Holder reports CB Derek Cox will visit with the Saints on Thursday.
10:33 am: Adam Schefter reports QB Bruce Gradkowski has reached a three-year agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
10:31 am: According to his agents, LB Manny Lawson has agreed to a deal with the Buffalo Bills.
10:19 am: Baltimore safety Bernard Pollard has been released by the team, according to Pollard’s Twitter account.
10:19 am: According to his agents, CB Chris Houston has re-signed with the Detroit Lions. Houston’s deal is for five-years, $25 million.
9:27 am: According to Adam Caplan LB Jasper Brinkley is visiting with the Giants today.
8:14 am: Adam Schefter reports TE Dustin Keller will visit the Dolphins today.
8:13 am: Jason La Canfora reports WR Donnie Avery is visiting the Chiefs today.
7:50 am: Manish Mehta reports WR Brandon Gibson is visiting with the Jets today.
7:17 am: John Keim of the Washington Examiner reports the Redskins are interested in CB Antoine Winfield.
7:14 am: Adam Schefter reports the Browns reached an agreement with LB Quentin Groves. The deal is for 2-years, $2.8 million
12:28 am: Adam Schefter reports the Broncos and Terrance Knighton are close on an agreement to reunite Knighton and Bronco DC Jack Del Rio.
11:30 pm: Albert Breer reports that Jake Long will take a physical tomorrow and chances he signs there will hinge on the results.
OT Jake Long will take a physical in St. Louis tomorrow, and the chances he signs there hinge on its results. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 13, 2013
11:28 pm: Manish Mehta reports Antonio Cromartie has restructured his contract from $7 million to $840 K to help the Jets with their 2013 cap number.
11:03 pm: Mary Kay Cabot reports that WR/KR Josh Cribbs has narrowed his list of suitors to the Patriots and Cardinals.
10:23 pm: Alex Marvez reports the Falcons have re-signed OT Sam Baker.
9:32 pm: Pro Football Talk report that RB Rashard Mendenhall is likely to sign with the Denver Broncos
9:28 pm: Jim Trotter reports that LB Kevin Burnett has been informed that he will be released.
9:20 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Redskins have re-signed DL Kedric Golston.
9:13 pm: Daniel Jeremiah reports the Tennessee Titans are shopping WR Nate Washington.
9:03 pm: Aaron Wilson reports LB Erin Henderson has re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
8:55 pm: Per Ian Rapaport the Cleveland Browns will sign DT Desmond Bryant. Bryant’s deal is for five-years, $34 million with $15 million guaranteed.
8:34 pm: Pro Football Talk reports that Darius Butler has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Indianapolis Colts.
8:33 pm: Adam Schefter reports Charles Woodson will visit with the 49ers on Wednesday.
8:27 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Eagles signed safety Patrick Chung. Eagles have struck deals with DT Isaac Sopaga, CB Bradley Fletcher, LB Jason Phillips, and TE/HB James Casey tonight. Ricky Jean-Francois is scheduled to visit tomorrow and is likely to leave with a contract.
8:21 pm: Gerry Dulac reports the Steelers have re-signed TE/FB David Johnson to a one-year deal.
8:14 pm: Albert Breer reports Isaac Sopaga has agreed to terms with the Eagles on a 3-year, $11 million deal with about $5 million guaranteed.
8:14 pm: Ian Rapaport reports that Dolphins have agreed to a deal with LB Philip Wheeler. Wheeler’s deal is a 5-year, $26 million deal with $13 million fully guaranteed. The ‘Phins are on a spending spree.
8:06 pm: Adam Schefter reporting the Broncos have re-signed DT Kevin Vickerson to a two-year deal.
8:00 pm: Jeff McLane is hearing Jets CB Darrelle Revis will be dealt to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
I’m hearing CB Darelle Revis will be traded to the Bucs. Details just need to be ironed out. — Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 13, 2013
7:59 pm: The Philadelphia Eagles announce that they have reached a 3-year deal worth $14.5 million with TE/HB James Casey. Casey is an intriguing piece in Chip Kelly’s system as a move TE/HB.
7:54 pm: The Oakland Raiders announce they have released Darrius Heyward-Bey, Michael Huff, and Dave Tollefson
7:50 pm: Pro Football Talk reports Percy Harvin‘s deal is for 6-years, $67 million with $25.5 million guaranteed.
7:20 pm: Chris Canty tweets that he has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Canty’s deal is for 3-years, $8 million with $2.8 million guaranteed.
7:04 pm: Rob Demovsky reports that Greg Jennings could be back with the Packers if he isn’t signed by another team by midnight.
6:49 pm: Rey Maualuga tweets that he’s on his way to visit in Arizona.
6:43 pm: Ian Rapaport reporting that the Vikings will keep FB Jerome Felton.
6:41 pm: Ian Rapaport reports the Dolphins have released LB Karlos Dansby after inking Dannell Ellerbe to a monster deal.
6:37 pm: Ben Violin reports the Rams have agreed to a deal with TE Jared Cook. Cook’s deal is reportedly worth $35.1 million over 5 years with $19 million guaranteed.
6:37 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Bears have reached an agreement with OT Jermon Bushrod. Earlier the Bears signed Martellus Bennett. Bushrod’s deal is a 5-year, $35.965 million dollar deal with $17.715 million guaranteed.
Former Saints OT Jermon Bushrod reached agreement with Bears. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
6:35 pm: Adam Schefter reports safety Louis Delmas is visiting the Rams tonight.
6:11 pm: The Browns and Bucs have called on QB Ryan Mallett per Pro Football Talk.
6:09 pm: Glover Quin is visiting with the Lions per Ian Rapaport. Jason Jones and Reggie Bush also reportedly visiting with the Lions.
5:43 pm: Aaron Wilson reports the Dolphins have reached an agreement in principle with LB Dannell Ellerbe. Ellerbe’s contract is a 5-year, $35 million deal.
Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe reaches agreement in principle with Miami Dolphins, per a league source with knowledge of deal — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 12, 2013
5:38 pm: Add LB Erik Walden, OLB Lawrence Sidbury and OG Donald Thomas to the list of players signed by the Colts today. It’s a growing list of solid, yet unspectacular additions.
5:31 pm: Per Pete Prisco, Terrance Knighton is on his way to visit with the Denver Broncos. Bronco DE Jack Del Rio is familiar with Knighton from his day as head man in JAX.
5:29 pm: According to Adam Caplan the Chargers have agreed to terms with OT King Dunlap.
5:26 pm: The Colts announced they signed CB Greg Toler in addition to Gosder Cherilus.
5:14 pm: Ian Rapaport reports the Rams appear to be in the driver’s seat with TE Jared Cook.
5:03 pm: Adam Schefter reports QB Chase Daniel has reached an agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs reached agreement in principle on three-year deal with former Saints QB Chase Daniel, who played at Missouri. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
5:00 pm: Aaron Wilson reports the Chargers release DT Antonio Garay.
4:59 pm: Adam Schefter reports TE Delanie Walker agrees to a 4-year deal with the Tennessee Titans
4:55 pm: Daniel Jeremiah is hearing the Colts have inked OT Gosder Cherilus. Becomes official per Adam Schefter.
Colts reach agreement with former Lions OT Gosder Cherilus. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
4:55 pm: Adam Schefter reporting LaRon Landry will visit with the Colts
4:53 pm: Tight end James Casey has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles. Adam Caplan believes a deal could be done tonight. Casey will be a nice asset for Chip Kelly.
4:43 pm: Mike Garafolo reports the Broncos and guard Louis Vazquez reach an agreement on a 4-year, 23.5 million deal with $13 million fully guaranteed. Expect Chris Kuper to be released saving the Broncos over $2.6 million
4:42 pm: Pro Football Talk lists the Packers as the leaders for the services of Steven Jackson.
4:35 pm: The Chiefs and TE Anthony Fasano have agreed on a deal per Adam Schefter. Fasano’s deal is 4-years, $16 million with $4.5 million signing bonus.
4:34 pm: Detroit will get the first crack at RB Reggie Bush per Ian Rapaport.
4:29 pm: Jeff Darlington reports Miami and Mike Wallace have struck a deal. Deal is rumored to include roughly $30 million guaranteed. Omar Kelly offers what he’s hearing in terms of compensation.
I have been told the Dolphins will pay Mike Wallace five-years, $65 million with $30 million guaranteed. The numbers have not been confirmed — Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 12, 2013
4:28 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Titans and Andy Levitre have agreed on a 5-year, $39 million deal.
Former Bills G Andy Levitre has reached agreement in principle with the Titans on 5-year, $39 million deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
4:23 pm: Aaron Wilson is reporting tentative deal between Browns and Paul Kruger is expected to come in at the 5-year, $40 million.
Hearing Paul Kruger’s Browns deal will come in at five years, roughly $40 million
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 12, 2013
4:20 pm: Chris Brown is reporting Ryan Fitzpatrick has been released by the Buffalo Bills.
4:19 pm: Per Jason La Canfora Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will visit with the Broncos.
4:15 pm: According to Jason La Canfora the Browns and Paul Kruger are working on a deal. La Canfora also opines that the Falcons are pursuing Steven Jackson.
Browns nearing a deal wth Paul Kruger. Miami doing the same with Mike Wallace. Falcons pursuing Steven Jackson.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2013
4:14 pm: DT Mike Devito has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs per Ian Rapaport. DeVito’s deal is for 3-years, $12.6 million with $6.2 million guaranteed.
4:13 pm: Adam Schefter reports Tampa Bay will get the first crack at safety Dashon Goldson.
49ers free-agent safety Dashon Goldson is scheduling a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
4:11 pm: Adam Schefter reports the Miami Dolphins will make a strong pitch for TE Jared Cook.
4:10 pm: Ian Rapaport reports OLB Quentin Groves will visit with the Browns
4:05 pm: According to Adam Schefter the Titans, Vikings, and Ravens are interested in WR Danny Amendola.
4:02 pm: Mike Clay reports TE Martellus Bennett will sign with the Chicago Bears
4:01 pm: As expected Adam Schefter reports that Mike Wallace and the Miami Dolphins are working on a five-year deal.