NFL Rumors: Latest Updates as NFL Free Agency Tampering Period Gets Underway

Get the latest scoops, news and rumors as NFL teams prepare for the draft and free agency.
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This week will bring an influx of news, from the start of the league year to major colleges setting up pro days for their prospective players as a chance for NFL scouts to get a closer look before next month's draft.

Free agency officially begins on Wednesday, but that didn't stop teams from wheeling and dealing.

One of the biggest deals came last weekend when the Oakland Raiders reportedly acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for two mid-round draft picks.

Brown's former teammate Le'Veon Bell is also expected to not be in Pittsburgh next season and teams will certainly be lining up for his services soon.

Here are all the latest rumors and news from around the NFL.

• The Broncos will make former Dolphins OT JaWuan James the highest paid RT in the NFL with a four-year, $52 million contract. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

• The Raiders are expected to sign for former Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Broncos are giving Kareem Jackson a three-year deal worth $33 million and will get $23 million fully guaranteed. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Jets are close to a deal with former Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy. The deal is expected to come in at two years, $7 million max, and he'll get $2.75 million fully guaranteed at signing. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• Running back Mike Davis and the Bears agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million with a max value of $7 million. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• Former Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu intends to sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the Chiefs. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

• The Colts are signing former Panthers wide reciever Devin Funchess to a one-year deal and the max value on Devin Funchess' deal is $13 million. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• Chiefs center Mitch Morse will sign with the Bills. (Adam Schefter, NFL)

• The Jets signed wide receiver Jamison Crowder to a three-year deal. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• Nick Foles will sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Eagles acquired DeSean Jackson in a trade with the Buccaneers. (Mike Garafolo, NFL Network)

• The Titans will sign wide receiver Adam Humphries. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• Linebacker Terrell Suggs will leave the Ravens in free agency. (Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports)

• Frank Gore will sign a one-year contract with the Bills. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

• Tight end Tyler Kroft agreed a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Bills (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The 49ers could be in the mix to acquire Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (Matt Miller, Bleacher Report)

• The Titans signed safety Kenny Vaccaro to a four-year, $26 million deal. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• DE Trey Flowers signed a five-year deal with the Lions worth close to $16M-$17M. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

• Washington signed S Landon Collins to a six-year, $84 million. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Lions and CB Justin Coleman agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal that will make him the league's highest-paid nickel cornerback. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• The Benglas re-signed CJ Uzomah after agreeing on a three-year, $18 million contract. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Raiders have signed DT Jonathan Hankins to a two-year, $8.5 million deal. (Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated)

• Broncos LB Brandon Marshall has garnered solid interest around the league, with five teams interested so far. (James Palmer, NFL Network)

• Rob Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said on ESPN NFL Live that he spoke with the tight end on Sunday night, and he no decision regarding his retirement has been made. “I talked to Rob last night and he won’t even tell me. He hasn’t made a decision yet... I honestly don’t know. I’m waiting to see like everybody else.” (Field Yates, ESPN)

• The Eagles and DT Malik Jackson are expected to reach an agreement on a three-year, $30 million deal. (Adam Schefter/Josina Anderson, ESPN)

• The 49ers are signing LB Kwon Alexander to a four-year, $54 million deal. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Giants are still involved in trade discussions with WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (Jeff Howe, The Athletic)

• Washington is actively shopping several players in trade talks, including LBs Zach Brown and Mason Foster. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• Washington is interested in LB CJ Mosley, but would need to clear cap space to sign him. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• Free-agent LB CJ Mosley has a huge market. Washington has expressed interest. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• The Giants have been in contact with free-agent OLB Deone Bucannon. Bucannon played in Arizona under New York's current DC, James Bettcher. (Pat Leonard, New York Daily News)

• The Bills are expected to sign free-agent CB Kevin Johnson. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Raiders are expected to sign LT Trent Brown to a four-year, $66 million deal. He'll earn $36.75 million guaranteed, the most in NFL history. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

• WR DeSean Jackson tweeted that he will not be re-signing with the Buccaneers this offseason. (Tweet)

• The Buccaneers texted a group of teammates saying that he will miss them. He is seeking a deal within $12 million and $13 million. (Mike Garafolo,

• The Eagles signed OT Jason Peters to a one-year contract. The contract is worth up to $10 million in max value. (Team, Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Denver Broncos picked up a team option on WR Emanuel Sanders. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

• Washington would like to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson, but he's expected to test the free-agent market. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)

• A market is developing for former Patriots LT Trent Brown. The Raiders are reportedly interested. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Vikings are not exercising their option on starting S Andrew Sendejo, allowing him to enter free agency. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actively shopping wide receiver DeSean Jackson for a potential trade. The Philadelphia Eagles is a preferred destination for Jackson. (Jenna Laine, Tim McManus,

• Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola plans to sign with the Detroit Lions. (Dianna Russini, ESPN)

• The Ravens have exercised the 2019 club option on cornerback Brandon Carr. Carr is set to make $4.5 million in base salary. (Field Yates,

• The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract with defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, (Adam Schefter,

• Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark won't sign franchise tag until he secures a long-term deal. (Ian Rapaport,

• The Rams have re-signed outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr.. (Team)

• The Chiefs are releasing star pass-rusher Justin Houston after attempting to trade him. (Adam Schefter,

• The Raiders have agreed to trade OL Kelechi Osemele to the Jets. (Adam Schefter/Josina Anderson,