NFL Free Agency Tracker: Davante Adams ‘away’ from new Packers deal

The “legal manipulation period” for NFL Free agency kicked off on Monday and some of the league’s biggest stars are already making waves.

Free agents returning to the team they played for in 2021 can sign immediately, while players switching teams can simply agree on terms, with those deals becoming official on Wednesday afternoon.

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Davante Adams “far” from a new agreement with Green Bay Packers

The superstar wide receiver informed the organization that he would not be playing under the new franchise tag – which would have worked as a one-year contract offer guaranteeing a certain level of compensation while preventing Adams from becoming a free agent – ​​that was given last week.

The Packers tagged Adams shortly after news of Aaron Rodgers’ record-breaking new contract became public knowledge.

Adams set the Packers single-season record for receptions (123) and receiving yards (1,553) last season. He became only the sixth player in NFL history with 120+ catches, 1,500+ yards and 11+ touchdowns in the same season.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB sign Mitch Trubisky

Trubisky was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bearsand after four up and down seasons, he spent last season with the Buffalo Tickets to safeguard Josh Allen.

It has previously been hypothesized that the New York Giants were planning to run Trubisky to donate Daniel Jones some competition, but the Steelers have locked the 27-year-old on a two-year deal to presumably take over from recently retired Ben Roethlisberger.

AFC North will now feature the first QB out of the 2017, 2018 and 2020 NFL Draft: Trubisky, Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns (first overall in 2018) and Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals (first overall in 2020).

Browns release Jarvis Landry

His departure from Cleveland comes shortly after news broke that the Browns have acquired former WR Amari Cooper from the Dallas Cowboys. Landry, who had hit a cap of $16.6 million with no guaranteed money the final year of his contract, was already doubtful of returning before the Browns landed Cooper, by ESPN.

Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire Christian Kirk in a monster deal

The former Arizona Cardinals WR left for the Sunshine State after signing a whopping four-year, $72 million deal – worth a maximum of $84 million – with the Jaguars, by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

That $21 million per year max value makes the 26-year-old Kirk the third-highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Kirk, who hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiving season since joining the league in 2018, has 236 career receptions for 2,902 total yards and 17 touchdowns in 56 games (41 starts).

Detroit Lions confinement Josh Reynolds

For one-ninth of what the Jags spent on Kirk, the Lions were able to re-sign wide receiver Reynolds, 27, to a two-year deal worth up to $12 million.

Cardinals retain TE Zach Ertz

In better news for Arizona, the Cardinals have re-signed three-time Pro Bowler Ertz, 31, to a three-year, $31.65 million deal, keeping him among the top 10 highest-paid tight ends. of the NFL, by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Ertz had 56 receptions for 574 yards and three touchdowns last season for the Cards after being traded by the Eagles in Week 6.

Los Angeles Chargers Goal JC Jackson

The Chargers are signing the former New England Patriots defensive back to a five-year, $85 million deal with $40 million guaranteed.

Since 2018, Jackson has 25 interceptions (most in the NFL) and a 51.8% completion percentage allowed, second-lowest in the league.

Miami Dolphins accept the conditions with Chase Edmonds

Former Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is the newest weapon in Miami’s arsenal. The Dolphins have agreed to a two-year, $12.6 million contract with $6.1 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Edmonds, who turns 26 next month, had 903 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season before a sprained ankle suffered in Week 9 sidelined him until Week 14. .

Chargers re-sign on a large scale mike williams

Williams, 27, officially agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal, with $40 million fully guaranteed in the first two years, keeping him with the Bolts through the 2024 season.

Dallas Cowboys hang on Michael Gallup

America’s Team has signed wide receiver Michael Gallup to a five-year, $62.5 million deal, including $27 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus to keep him in Dallas and out of the open market .

The 26-year-old had 445 yards and two touchdowns last season in a backup role for the Cowboys.

Seattle Seahawks to acquire Gardner Minshew

In the wake of veteran QB Russell Wilson traded to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks come into possession of Drew Lock, with DT Shelby Harris, TE Noah Fant, two first rounds, two second rounds and a fifth round in the upcoming NFL Draft 2022.

But it didn’t take long for Fant to find himself on the move again, as Seattle then agreed to trade him for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Minshew and a fifth-round draft pick. The Seahawks won’t be without a tight end, however, as they have re-signed Will Dissly.

dolphin sign Teddy Bridgewater as backup QB

The 29-year-old Miami native and former Broncos QB is returning to his roots after signing a one-year contract with the Dolphins to support Tua Tagovailoa.

Packers sign LB De’Vondre Campbell

The All-Pro linebacker won’t be leaving Green Bay for a long time after agreeing to a new five-year contract.

Campbell, 28, recorded 146 combined tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five pass deflections in 16 starts last season.

Seahawks retain key defenseman Quandre Diggs

The Seahawks and Pro Bowl safety agreed terms to a new three-year deal nearly two months after Diggs, 29, underwent surgery for a fractured fibula suffered in Seattle’s last game of the 2021-22 season.

Jason Kelce back to the Eagles

All-Pro center Kelce, 34, is “having way too much fun” to retire and returns for another year in Philadelphia – his 12th season in the NFL. His contract is structured similarly to the $9m deal he signed last year, operating as a one-year contract but with money spread over several years for capping purposes. , by ESPN.

Chicago Bears secure DT Larry Ogunjobi

The Bears are expected to sign former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Ogunjobi, 27, to a three-year contract worth $40.5 million, with $26.35 million guaranteed.

The Bengals re-sign DT BJ Hill to a three-year, $30 million deal following Ogunjobi’s arrival at the Bears.

This is a developing story.

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Christy J. Olson