Check out the latest news and rumors around the NFL with free agency underway.

By SI Wire
March 11, 2016

NFL free agency has officially begun, and there is plenty of news to catch up as players and teams start to sign contracts.

The Philadelphia Eagles have already made a splash with a pair of trades and the Houston Texans have picked up quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller. But what about the rest of the league? Keep up with the latest buzz on which players could be headed where.

Check out the latest rumors and news from around the league below.

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Sunday, March 13

10:00 p.m. ET

• The Steelers will meet with offensive linemen Ryan Harris and Chris Hairston this week, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

• Tight end Zach Miller is scheduled to meet with the Rams on Sunday, reports Ian Rapoport of 

Saturday, March 12

9:10 p.m. ET

• Former Broncos tackle Ryan Harris will visit the Steelers this week, according to the Denver Post’s Troy Renck.

• Newly-signed Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman says the Colts never made him an offer to return, hinting they were saving up to pay quarterback Andrew Luck, the Sun Times’ Patrick Finley reports. 

6:30 p.m. ET

• Quarterback Johnny Manziel has cleared waivers, according to’s Mary Kay Cabot.

• Wideout Mike Wallace is set to visit the Ravens on Monday, SI’s Don Banks reports. They’ll want him to take a low-budget deal.

• The Bears and kick returner Marc Mariani have agreed on a new one-year deal.

4:20 p.m. ET

• The Rams and Browns are not interested in quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to USA Today’s Connor Hughes. He is losing leverage with the Jets as a result.

• Quarterback Robert Griffin III visited with the Jets again on Saturday, this time at the team’s facility,’s Albert Breer reports.

Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou will re-sign with the team for another year.

3:30 p.m. ET

• Free agent offensive tackle Russell Okung is headed to visit the Steelers, likes the Lions, and is also considering the Giants, 49ers and returning to the Seahawks, NFL Network’s Michael Silver reports.

• The Bears and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein agreed to a two-year deal, reports Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

• Denver is discussing a paycut with left tackle Ryan Clady, Tony Renck reports. There has been no resolution.

2:45 p.m. ET

• DeMarcus Ware and the Broncos agreed on a restructured contract, according to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, and will receive $ 2 million upfront. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Ware’s contract includes the opportunity to make back his entire original $10 million in salary through incentives.

• Linebacker Jerrell Freeman agreed to a three-year deal with the Bears worth $12 million, with $6 million guaranteed, Rapoport reports.

12:45 p.m. ET

• Defensive tackle Al Woods signed a three-year deal with the Titans worth $10.5 million, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

11:30 a.m. ET

• Free agent receiver Rod Streater is visiting with the Chiefs on Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

• Quarterback Brandon Weeden is visiting with the Dolphins, according to multiple reports.

10:30 a.m. ET

• The Cowboys are not interested in free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Dallas Morning News reports, “until he gets his life back in order.”

• The Lions agreed to terms with safety Rafael Bush. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $2.4 million for one year.


Friday, March 11


6:15 p.m. ET

• The Colts agreed to terms with backup quarterback Scott Tolzien.

5:30 p.m. ET

• The Buccaneers agreed to a deal with defensive end Robert Ayers, reportedly worth $21 million over the next three seasons.

• The Jets and defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins have agreed to a two-year deal, reports NFL NEtwork’s Ian Rapoport.

4:40 p.m. ET

• The Jaguars will sign free agent cornerback Prince Amukamara to a one-year contract, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

• Free agent linebacker Shea McClellin is visiting the Jets on Friday, reports Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Biggs adds that McClellin could still return to the Bears.

• The Cowboys are expected to bring back cornerback Mo Claiborne on a one year contract, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1.

4 p.m. ET

• The Jaguars have signed offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau to a two year deal, reports Mike Garafalo of Fox Sports 1.

3 p.m. ET

• Trading for Mark Sanchez will not preclude the Broncos acquiring another quarterback, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

• The Bills declined their right of first refusal on receiver Chris Hogan, who signed an offer sheet and will join the Patriots, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hogan will reportedly receive $7.5 million guaranteed on a three-year deal worth up to $12 million.

2 p.m. ET

Robert Griffin III will visit the New York Jets on Friday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Jets would prefer to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick over Griffin, but are considering every available option at quarterback, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

• Bears free agent defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins will also visit the Jets on Friday, reports Mehta.

• Patriots defensive tackle Akiem Hicks will visit the Lions over the weekend, and is visiting the Bears on Friday night, reports Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News.

• The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed offensive tackle Charles Brown, reports Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

• The Seahawks have signed punter Jon Ryan on a four-year, $10 million deal with a $2.4 million signing bonus, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

• Former Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake will visit the Patriots and Titans over the weekend, reports Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

• The Denver Broncos have acquired quarterback Mark Sanchez in a trade from the Eagles for a conditional 2017 draft pick, the Broncos announced. 

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and cornerback Brent Grimes have agreed to a two-year, $16.5 million contract,reports the NFL Network’s Rand Getlin.

• The Browns have released quarterback Johnny Manziel, the team announced.

• The Jaguars are serious in their pursuit of Robert Ayers, reports Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. The Buccaneers and Dolphins are interested in signing him if the Jaguars do not.

Noon ET

• The Buccaneers have agreed to terms with cornerback Brent Grimes, reports Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

• Left tackle Kelvin Beachum will visit the Jets “soon,” reports Rapoport. The Steelers are still hoping to re-sign him, but other teams are vying for his services, Rapoport reports.

• The Lions have re-signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

• The 49ers have added their name to the list of teams pursuing offensive tackle Russell Okung, reports NFL Network’s Michael Silver. The Seahawks, Lions and Giants are also interested, Silver reports.

• Defensive tackles Al Woods and Cam Thomas will visit Seattle on Friday, Rapoport reports.

• The Washington Redskins’ deal with defensive end Kendall Reyes is for one year and $2.5 million, and could be worth up to $3.35 million with incentives, reports Caplan.

11 a.m. ET

• Tight end James Hanna is visiting the Chargers on Friday, reports Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

10:30 a.m. ET

• Bears cornerback Sherrick McManis’s contract is for two years and $2.85 million with $750,000 guaranteed, reports Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

• Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell confirmed that cornerback Prince Amukamara and defensive end Robert Ayers arrived in Jacksonville on Thursday night to meet with the team, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

• Defensive end Andre Branch is scheduled to visit the Redskins as Washington seeks to reinforce its defensive line, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

• Despite rumors that the 49ers have been in talks about trading quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reports the team is not in a rush to move him.

10 a.m. ET

• Former Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes has agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, reports Caplan.

9:30 a.m. ET

• Colin Kaepernick is interested in playing for the Browns, and the 49ers have been in talks with Cleveland about a trade, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns were expected to release quarterback Johnny Manziel this week but have not yet announced a move.

• If Kaepernick leaves San Francisco, the 49ers are expected to pursue Robert Griffin III, reports Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.

• Former Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman will meet with the Bears on Friday, reports Chris Hagan of Fox 59. Contract negotiations between Freeman and the Colts have halted, while the Giants and Falcons have also entered the contest for Freeman’s services, reports Hagan.

• Offensive tackle Russell Okung will visit the Seahawks on Friday, reports ESPN’s Dan Graziano. Okung also wants to visit the Lions.

• Bills restricted free-agent wide receiver Chris Hogan plans to sign a $12 million contract with the Patriots, reports Rapoport. The Bills have five days to match New England’s offer, which is reportedly heavily guaranteed, but Buffalo is not counter the deal.

• The New York Jets would like to bring back quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but are not interested in overpaying for him, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Thursday, March 10

11:00 p.m. ET

• The Falcons have signed linebacker Sean Witherspoon to a one-year deal, reports Rapoport. 

8:30 p.m. ET

• Former Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung will visit with the New York Giants on Friday, reports Rapoport.

8:00 p.m. ET

• The Seahawks have reached an agreement to re-sign Jermaine Kearse, reports Schefter. The deal is worth $13.5 over three years, according to Rapoport. 

7:30 p.m. ET

•  The Packers have re-signed linebacker Nick Perry to a one-year, $5 million deal, reports Rapoport. 

• The Saints have re-signed quarterback Luke McCown to a two-year, $3 million deal, according to Rapoport.

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